Transit NEPTUNE sextile natal Uranus
Nov 24, 2004 through Jan 9, 2005

Though long-term, this is not a particularly strong influence, but it is of a positive nature and suggests that some element of mystery, glamor, illusion, or spirituality in the current circumstances will afford an opportunity to introduce changes within society. Strange and whimsical fads in fashion, behavior and attitudes may arise. However, their impact may only be meaningful to the extent of your personal interest or involvement in such trends.

 

JUPITER transit House Eight
Nov 24 through Nov 27, 2004

Joint income, investments, collection of debts, taxes, insurance, and the settlement of estate matters are areas affected by the current influence. The potential outcome is tricky to predict since it includes circumstances that can increase assets, as well as situations that diminish assets through overestimation and extravagance. Requests for financial assistance are likely to be favored. Progress and the growth of knowledge are easier to achieve with respect to analysis, investigation, or research. Enjoyment is apt to be felt on a much deeper level these days, and to spring as much from psychological satisfaction as physical gratification. Greater sexual enjoyment is a commonly expected consequence of this influence. However, the broader possibilities include gaining deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of sex as well as other forces of nature.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Venus
Nov 24 through Nov 25

You are likely to seek advice and ideas on how to improve your social life, employ proper etiquette, enhance your appearance, or redecorate or harmonize your environment. Discussing common goals with a partner or other allies may be on the agenda. If you are usually not very good at engaging in small talk with others, this influence may improve the situation. Discussions and activities at this time can feature art or music instructions, romance, humor, and may tend to include a little more gossip than usual. Advice and information is at hand in regard to partnership, joint ventures, contract negotiations and legal matters. Under this influence your concerns may also involve wedding plans, divorce proceedings, social events, or how you can elicit the cooperation of others.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Moon
Nov 24 through Nov 27, exact on Nov 24

Words are not destined to bring emotional satisfaction at this time. Be prepared to confront opinions and ideas that are in opposition to your feelings. Trying to get things to run smoothly is going to present a few problems. A change of heart can bring things to a halt. You may have to cope with activities that conflict with others you have scheduled. Even if you follow directions, you can end up in exactly the place you didn't want to be. Under this influence you can expect to encounter people and situations that block the path of your progress at every turn, literally or figuratively. Leaving instructions with a tailor for a garment to be lengthened, you come back to find it has been shortened. This is an apt description of the kind of situation you may be up against during this period.

 

Transit JUPITER opposed natal Uranus
Nov 24 through Dec 6, exact on Nov 24

This is an unfavorable period for group activities. Everyone goes off in opposite directions in spite of the most rigorous efforts to coordinate everything. This is a time when circumstances make it difficult for you to be part of a group or function in the role you play in the lives of others; as spouse, relative, lover, friend, or associate. Greater need for freedom and independence may be the problem in these relationships, or opposing views or goals may create the difficulties. It is important to realize that you will probably not be able to remove the forces that oppose you, which only leaves you the option of finding a constructive way to work around them or with them. This is not a successful period for business matters, especially with regard to organizational finances and fund-raising efforts.

 

Transit MARS square natal Sun
Nov 24 through Nov 28, exact on Nov 25

You may be touchier than usual when others impinge on your territory, challenge your authority, and question your methods. Whether you stick to your way of doing things or decide to follow the suggestions of others, your desire for personal accomplishment is apt to be very strong during this period. You seek ego-gratification from the final result of your efforts, not from the methods you used to accomplish it. Tension may rise when dealing with male companions or co-workers. Under this influence, the success of your efforts is likely to be delayed as a consequence of actions that are unnecessarily aggressive or too hasty. Having found a way to restrain these tendencies, and applying determination and patience, you will accomplish far more than you anticipated. During this period take precautions in all your physical efforts in order to avoid injury to your head or face, or putting too much strain on your heart and spine.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Jupiter
Nov 24 through Dec 8, exact on Nov 26

This influence is likely to pass without significant occurrence. It may nevertheless be considered as a time to curb any undue tendency on your part to find optimism where none is warranted. You are tempted to think that certain unpleasant situations would not occur if only you were wealthier, more prominent, or more knowledgeable. If you allow such foolishness to discourage you from tackling obstacles and getting things accomplished, you have only yourself to blame. Skip the excuses and cynicism and and you'll get much further than you think.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Neptune
Nov 25 through Nov 28, exact on Nov 26

Opportunity to acquire a glamorous image or to wrap yourself in an aura of mystery may come along. Under this influence you may find yourself mystified by or strangely attracted to people or things of great beauty. Take advantage of opportunities that encourage your imagination. Allow yourself to be inspired, or take advantage of a chance to be inspiring to others. Let romantic encounters or social settings act as a means of enhancing your awareness and sensitivity to the subtleties of human relationships.

 

Transit SUN square natal Neptune
Nov 25 through Nov 28, exact on Nov 26

You are on your own under this influence. Trusting those in charge can be a risky business. They may be elusive and hard to find, or they may deliberately mislead you. There is also the potential that you are the one who appears to be elusive to others. Whatever the state of affairs, it is best to avoid all situations that require clear thinking, attention to detail, and confrontation with reality. Use the available energy for artistic or spiritual projects. Be cautious if you are around water or find yourself in unfamiliar territory.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Mars
Nov 25 through Nov 28, exact on Nov 27

Competitive spirits are aroused in your current circumstances. As long as you don't become overly aggressive, or allow others to assume that manner in dealing with you, the potential for excitement and stimulation of a physical nature can lead to some great adventures. You can use the added energy for many things, not the least of which is to burn off calories, accomplish the tasks at hand, and enjoy the stimulation of challenging interactions with the opposite sex. Don't overreact physically to insult and allow the pursuit of pleasure or revenge to rob you of what might have been just the right prod you needed to get moving. Maturity is needed.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Mars
Nov 25 through Nov 29, exact on Nov 27

The positive energy and vitality that accompanies this influence favors all your physical efforts, the only drawback being that it also promotes a tendency for laziness. Lacking sufficient aggressiveness or the competitive spirit, you may see no necessity for taking advantage of favorable circumstances that are at hand. Avoiding the potential for indolence or a too passive attitude will net ample dividends. Superiors are impressed with your work. Male relationships and dealing with men or masculine products are favored. An excellent time to get a hair cut, attend or participate in sporting events, engage in open confrontation. If other factors do not negate the fortunate influence of this period, this is the best time to undergo surgery or dental work.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Jupiter
Nov 26 through Dec 2, exact on Nov 29

Unless negative circumstances also occur at this time and discourage the otherwise potential benefits of this period, your general status will greatly improve. Success is apt to be the result of just about anything you attempt. Efforts rarely come to nothing under this influence. Even a failed effort is likely to result in some better prospect. This is definitely the time to promote and demonstrate the position and knowledge you have achieved. You are highly favored in activities that involve long-distance travel, writing, publishing, theater, dance, art, religion, politics, law, investment and finances, and sports. Gambles and other risk-taking ventures are likely to pay off. Men in your life, especially a male parent, are also favored at this time-- and your own good fortune may also come through them. This is a period in which to grab and savor everything that brings enjoyment, humor, truth, and the good life. Do not however, let overconfidence in your own ability, the pursuit of pleasure, or laziness spoil the potential success of enterprises.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Sun
Nov 28 through Dec 2, exact on Nov 30

You may find yourself in disagreement with others over principles or value judgments during this period. In the end it may be a matter of having to artfully explain your position while letting others have an equal right to their own opinions. The potential for discord may cause strained relations, but it is not likely to inspire major upsets. Under this influence a situation that initially seems to threaten your integrity or ego is apt to dissipate quickly in the atmosphere of highly stimulating interactions that occur. Interactions that, for the most part, are likely to result in a tacit willingness to agree to disagree. Avoid exaggerating your own importance in social settings. Let others approach you. If they flatter and compliment you or offer a position of leadership, keep your responses modest. If, on the other hand, they offer insult or object to your presence or status, your most effective strategy is not to respond in kind.

 

SUN transit House Ten
Nov 29 through Dec 3, exact on Dec 1

Your public reputation, that is, what others think of you, may be of greater concern to you these days. You have a tendency to assess the role you play in the world at large and, to a certain extent, how that role is enhanced or modified by family responsibilities. Whether your primary work is raising a family, pursuing a career, or a combination of both, you need to know that you as an individual make a difference. Relationships with parents, supervisors, and other authority figures (including your attitude toward responsibilities imposed by state and government regulations) can suffer under this influence as you seek to promote your own goals and reputation. You want greater control of your destiny; to be assured that your life is going in the direction you were ultimately meant to take. The negative potential includes the possibility that you will be disappointed at not attaining the level of achievement or status for which you strive. However it would be a mistake to let failure discourage you from continuing to work toward attaining honor and recognition for your work, especially since that reality is a possible future result of your present efforts.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Sun
Nov 29 through Dec 3, exact on Dec 1

Circumstances provide a measure of ego-gratification, the chance for you to feel good about yourself, stronger and more vital. Under this influence an attitude of helpfulness and generosity on your part will reflect well, inspire the same feeling in others toward you, and indirectly benefit your personal goals. You may be given a boost by superiors or others who hold power or influence in your life. Unless negative situations are around to suggest otherwise this is a good time to ask for favors from those in charge. Carpe diem, seize the day. Do not be afraid to go out and create your own opportunity.

 

MARS transit House Nine
Nov 29 through Dec 5, exact on Dec 2

The energy-filled atmosphere that surrounds you can inspire your enthusiasm in so many potential directions it makes it almost impossible to predict which path or paths you will choose. Physical efforts may focus on higher education, religion, politics, travel, cultural pursuits, foreign languages, writing, and publishing. However, there are numerous other categories that can just as easily arouse your interest and physical participation-- speculative ventures, sports, court decisions, a second marriage, and activities or relations with in-laws. The most positive way to approach this influence is to use whatever circumstances and activities you encounter as a way to broaden your spiritual and intellectual horizons.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Jupiter
Dec 1 through Dec 4, exact on Dec 2

There's no telling what good thing can happen under this fortunate influence. Try your luck at the horse races and other sporting events or with lottery tickets. You could be the winner in a beauty or photography contest or emerge the favorite in a theater audition. Artistic and musical endeavors are successful. This is also a time when you are likely to receive the recognition or success you deserve for your efforts in writing, publishing, advertising, higher education, politics, religion, direct-mail promotions, long distance travel, dealing with those of another race or culture, and foreign languages. You are favored in court decisions and other judgments. There is a potential problem connected with all of this. Unhappy consequences can occur when there is too much of a good thing; overindulgence, wastefulness, exaggeration and physical laziness --any or all of which can prevent you from gaining the true benefits of this fortunate period.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Mercury
Nov 30 through Dec 6, exact on Dec 3

Current circumstances imply opportunity to physically touch base with others-- to exchange ideas and information. Contacts and activities with neighbors and/or siblings are apt to be especially stimulating, physically as well as mentally. Advantageous circumstances may present you with a chance to initiate projects related to writing, direct-mail promotions, or publishing. You may run across a bargain that leads to the purchase or sale of a car or other vehicle. A chance to travel may also come your way. Valuable information or ideas may be waiting for you if you take an opportunity to catch up on correspondence and reading. Take advantage of any situation that allows you to use or develop mechanical, computer, or artistic skills. Meetings and discussion groups can provide a forum for you to inspire others to take affirmative action, or, perhaps your participation in such get-togethers will stimulate you to take such action.

 

VENUS transit House Nine
Dec 2 through Dec 5, exact on Dec 3

Higher education, religious activities, political interests, and cultural pursuits will tend to be surrounded with a more social atmosphere during this period. Other potential circumstances you may be dealing with these days include romance, marriage, or any type of cooperative venture that involves a foreign country or someone of another culture or race. Issues or activities connected with a second marriage or a court decision may also arise. It is a period you may write, publish, or purchase books; perhaps art, music, antique or very expensive books. Advertising or mail campaigns, especially those aimed at romance or relationships may occupy your time or attention. You may seek cooperation in joint efforts related to the health or employment of a parent. Socializing or establishing more cordial relationships with in-laws are other potential activities on your agenda.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Uranus
Dec 1 through Dec 5, exact on Dec 3

Trying a different or unique approach to things works to your advantage, in fact, might succeed better than you ever dreamed possible. However, being different just to be different is not likely to work at all. Your plan or idea has to have a solid foundation. Participation in group efforts, organizational or club meetings, fund-raising, and political activities is favored at this time. Under this influence you are also encouraged to socialize with friends and spend time with children and their activities.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Mercury
Dec 3 through Dec 6, exact on Dec 4

If you have an urge to compose something romantic, the current circumstances may offer you inspiration or opportunity to do it. If not a writer of romantic prose or poetry, there is nevertheless, likely to be opportunity at hand to speak, sing, or otherwise communicate your amorous thoughts and ideas. If you always wanted to either teach or receive instructions in such subjects as art, music, interior design, or floral arrangement a chance encounter now may ultimately result in your participation in such activities. Other potentials of this period are situations that lead to business opportunities, especially the business of beauty-- hairdressing and related services, fashion design, and manufacture or sales of perfume or jewelry. Potential opportunities may further your interests or success in writing, illustrating, publishing, or sale of books and magazines; as well as in other areas including diplomacy, public relations, social planning, the law, partnership, and joint ventures.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Moon
Dec 3 through Dec 7, exact on Dec 6

Words are not destined to bring emotional satisfaction at this time. Be prepared to confront opinions and ideas that are in opposition to your feelings. Trying to get things to run smoothly is going to present a few problems. A change of heart can bring things to a halt. You may have to cope with activities that conflict with others you have scheduled. Even if you follow directions, you can end up in exactly the place you didn't want to be. Under this influence you can expect to encounter people and situations that block the path of your progress at every turn, literally or figuratively. Leaving instructions with a tailor for a garment to be lengthened, you come back to find it has been shortened. This is an apt description of the kind of situation you may be up against during this period.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Saturn
Dec 4 through Dec 8, exact on Dec 6

Current circumstances may offer opportunity to successfully mix business with pleasure. Since people are likely to be more impressed by your maturity and experience it is to your advantage to grab every opportunity to purposely emphasize these assets. Introducing some aspect of tradition, structure, and substance to the individuals, artistic endeavors, and social situations you encounter leads to one happy result or another. Interjecting the same elements to diplomatic gestures, counseling, public relations, partnership, and joint ventures may also lead to future success in these areas.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Saturn
Dec 3 through Dec 9, exact on Dec 6

If you are a well-prepared, organized individual with definite goals, you are in the best position to take advantage of opportunities that come along during this period. Nor should you hesitate to go out and deliberately create opportunities to demonstrate your experience and maturity. If you are not such a highly structured, goal-oriented individual, the people and situations you encounter under this influence can offer you the inspiration you need to become better organized, and help you to lay a more solid foundation for the type of success you wish to achieve. This period represents a chance to take advantage of any seniority or position of authority you have in order to get something done.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Venus
Dec 4 through Dec 8, exact on Dec 6

You are likely to seek advice and ideas on how to improve your social life, employ proper etiquette, enhance your appearance, or redecorate or harmonize your environment. Discussing common goals with a partner or other allies may be on the agenda. If you are usually not very good at engaging in small talk with others, this influence may improve the situation. Discussions and activities at this time can feature art or music instructions, romance, humor, and may tend to include a little more gossip than usual. Advice and information is at hand in regard to partnership, joint ventures, contract negotiations and legal matters. Under this influence your concerns may also involve wedding plans, divorce proceedings, social events, or how you can elicit the cooperation of others.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Pluto
Dec 6 through Dec 9, exact on Dec 8

Observing others during this short period, especially in social settings, you will get a clear idea of what is meant by body language. The subtleties of human interactions are readily apparent, and you can use them to your own advantage. Under this influence others will be attracted to you if you exhibit a certain attitude of self-containment, not aloofness or snobbishness mind you, but an aura of self-possession and control. One of the potentials of this period is that you may be able to turn the tables on the past. Though it does not guarantee that you will regain control of something that was lost or change a past failure into success, you may now gain something equally valuable to make up for it.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Pluto
Dec 7 through Dec 13, exact on Dec 10

Research and investigation flourish during this period. You can really get to the bottom of things with the help of the intense, focused energy that surrounds you. Psychological analysis, assessment of property, and financial investments are infused with a physical focus that gives keener perception to the intellectual efforts involved in these matters. Under this influence you have all the control you need if you do not take it for granted, and you recognize how to apply its subtle but deadly accurate force. Your recuperative powers, should you need them, are at a high level.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Mercury
Nov 29 through Dec 28, exact on Dec 12

Progress during this period may be delayed by frustrating obstacles caused by a variety of annoyances; too much of one thing and not enough of another, wrong information, paying too much or too little attention to details, having so much time that nothing gets finished or having too little time to adequately accomplish something. Tardiness or mechanical failure can be the cause of frustration in travel. The truth is that, in spite of whatever snags develop, much can actually be accomplished, especially if you avoid jumping to conclusions, acting with too much haste, or believing you already know the answers. Patience and a prudent manner in dealing with information and communications will be rewarded with more progress in many situations than you thought could be accomplished when you first started out.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Venus
Dec 12 through Dec 16, exact on Dec 14

During this period you are, or should try to be, more outgoing, attractive, and appreciative of beauty. Relationships, especially romance and marriage, are emphasized. An important alliance or partnership may be established, or, in the case of the negative potential, difficulties with others may arise due to stubborn pride, dominance, or selfish manipulation. Social activities, artistic endeavors, legal matters, negotiations, and diplomacy are some of the likely targets of your time and attention. Be aware that under this influence self-indulgence may trip you up, tempting you to buy expensive clothes, luxury items, expensive services or entertainment you cannot afford.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Moon
Dec 13 through Dec 17, exact on Dec 15

A tug-of-war exists between desires and emotional needs and your practical ambitions. Those in charge may make impossible demands without knowing, or perhaps without caring what dislocation it may cause you. Trying to appeal to them on emotional terms will only result in a waste of your time and energy. Nor are you likely to be successful in direct confrontations with family or female associates. Appreciate whatever positive circumstances you encounter, and don't be misguided enough to believe you can easily overcome any negative ones.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Uranus
Dec 13 through Dec 25, exact on Dec 15 & Dec 25

Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period are apt to deal with larger societal issues that have nothing much to do with your personal affairs. However, since this is a favorable influence, you may be able to turn such otherwise impersonal ideas or situations to some personal advantage. It is an excellent time, for example, to attend meetings or organizational activities. Unexpected personal benefits may be gained either through the information you pick up, or as a result of the people you impress with your knowledge or ideas. Discuss hopes and aspirations, join organizations, and expand your circle of friends. You may be successful at this time if you are involved with scientific and technical projects, computers, travel by air, international finances, and sociological issues.

 

SATURN transit House Six
Nov 24 through Jan 13, 2005, exact on Dec 18

Because this is a relatively long-term period, many other influences will occur that may either emphasize its effect or perhaps mask it temporarily. Other significant factors that will contribute to the way you react, and ultimately to the way things turn out, include your age, maturity, and your past experiences. This influence has as much to do with the past as it does to the present. It will force you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something more solid and useful. In the case of this particular period, two major areas are emphasized, your work and your health. Work means daily tasks and responsibilities, whether your main work is taking care of home and family or involves a job outside the home. Work-related responsibilities are apt to increase. Routine schedules, endless details, and tasks may start to become boring and tedious. Loss of employment and other disappointments or difficulties related to work, your working environment, or relationships with co-workers are apt to be encountered. They will demand resolution and appropriate changes. In the matter of your health, this influence does not mean you will experience illness, but it does tend to reflect in one way or another any past disregard for maintaining good health and physical fitness. Chronic illness is apt to flare up, and it would not be unusual to suffer physical distress as a result of overwork, strain, and emotional burdens. Correct actions during this period can mean becoming more organized and structured, finding better methods to make your tasks easier to accomplish, and, ultimately gaining increased income and recognition for your hard work. The ultimate payoff is even bigger if you realize the importance of routine medical and dental examinations, eating a proper diet, and keeping physically fit with appropriate exercise. You'll add happier, healthier years to your life.

 

MERCURY transit House Ten
Dec 16 through Dec 24, 2004, station on Dec 20

This is a time when you are likely to seek, or be given, a public forum of some kind in which to express your ideas or share your knowledge and skills. This can involve writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper, making a speech, or expanding the use of your skills and knowledge beyond your family group or those with whom you have daily contact. Circumstances you encounter under this influence are likely to increase your communications with superiors, clients, and a parent, as does the potential for having to comply with government regulations or those imposed by some similar authoritative agency.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Dec 16 through Dec 24, station on Dec 20

In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Neptune
Dec 19 through Dec 22, exact on Dec 20

There is potential for some really mystical experiences at this time. However, it is more apt to be a case of your having to overlook flaws or less than ideal circumstances, in order to gain something pleasurable or achieve something just as important as your idea of perfection. Under this influence you may be more vulnerable to false flattery and likely to suffer from disillusionment, so this isn't the best time to make agreements or get involved socially, romantically, or legally. Though there may be rejection of casual social or romantic overtures, the rejection may be a lucky stroke for everyone concerned. The only real danger you may encounter is adverse reactions to drugs or alcohol.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Mars
Dec 19 through Dec 22, exact on Dec 21

Diplomacy is transformed into positive physical actions under this influence. Enthusiasm is high for energetic interactions with others, as it is for most physical activities. This is not the time to be alone. Work or play requires a partner, or at the very least being around others in order to get the stimulation and feedback you need to accomplish things. You'll be delighted to put your efforts behind a wedding, a party, or for that matter, any social event. You may experience enhanced appreciation for elegant cars, luxurious travel, or well-designed machinery of one sort or another. Compliments and appreciation for your talent as well as the cooperation you may receive from others during this period can actually make the difference between success or failure in many of your efforts. Relations with the opposite sex are exceptionally smooth, and if they are not, you can easily promote a more agreeable atmosphere. Life can be very romantic, literally as well as in every other sense of the word. Don't pass up the chance during this fortunate period to pursue creative and artistic endeavors. You are also apt to emerge the winner in most risk-taking ventures.

 

SUN transit House Eleven
Dec 21 through Dec 25, exact on Dec 23

Under the present influence you are concerned with the material rewards or the tangible recognition you receive for your efforts. You may become more aggressive in seeking greater financial compensation from your career or work in other areas. This is a period of involvement with understanding what and who you need in your life in order to be a happy, productive individual. Part of the answer is found in the roles you play in the lives of others; the satisfaction you derive from being a friend, lover, parent, child, fellow club member, social contact, or business associate. The quality of these relationships and the importance you attach to them may seem more vital. If you tend to be a loner, you may have more of a desire for the companionship of others. If you have many friends and contacts, you tend to assess your personal influence and status with them-- and as a result may become more assertive or even manipulative in these relationships. The negative potential of this period promotes stubborn pride and arrogance; a potential you may wish to avoid or run the risk of severely straining your relationships and organizational affiliations. The positive potential suggests situations in which you will exhibit personal generosity, integrity, and inspiring leadership.

 

VENUS transit House Ten
Dec 22 through Dec 25, exact on Dec 24

You are most likely to get the attention of others right now by emphasizing whatever is most attractive about yourself--physical beauty, artistic talent, or a charming personality that indicates you are a cooperative, interested as well as interesting individual. Don't wait for others to notice you (even though that may be the case) take every opportunity you can to be in their direct line of vision. ³If you have it, flaunt it, ² accurately describes what your attitude should be under this influence. It is also a period for promoting cordial relationships and socializing with older family members, superiors, and authority figures. Allies, spouse, or other partners may receive recognition or special promotion at this time.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Sun
Dec 22 through Dec 26, exact on Dec 24

Social situations in which you find yourself during this period can be ego-massaging experiences. Even better, they may be opportunities that lead to wider recognition of your personal integrity, special talent, and efforts. This potential is not a sure bet mind you. It represents a chance you are either given outright, or one that provides circumstances in which you can successfully create your own opportunity. Under this influence you may get a chance to be in the driver's seat when it comes to gaining cooperation and support from a partner or other allies. A chance encounter or situation may lead to a position of leadership, enhancement of your social status, or other personal success.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Uranus
Dec 24 through Dec 28, exact on Dec 26

The people and situations you encounter are likely to attract you in a general sort of way. By this is meant that they appeal to most people of your particular generation. On the other hand, other people may be attracted to you at this time simply because of something you reflect that is characteristic of your generation. Under this influence you can be successful in activities that involve antiques, history, and technology. Enthusiasm for equality and justice flourishes. Cooperation, diplomacy, and sociable dispositions are also encouraged making this a fortunate period for friendships, organizations, and group activities.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Neptune
Dec 24 through Dec 28, exact on Dec 26

A time when others, especially superiors, may be impressed with your imagination, spirituality, and sensitivity. They may also be impressed with your charitable acts or your skills in such particular areas as those that involve photography, swimming, sailing, water sports or therapy, or dancing. With or without the presence of superiors or other people around all the same things may nevertheless be enhanced for you in some way. Activities especially favored now also include covert activities and handling highly confidential matters. Others may be attracted to you, or you to them, by something that seems unattainable or mysterious. This is a time to follow hunches, pay attention to dreams, and allow yourself to become truly inspired spiritually and artistically in whatever way presents itself.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Saturn
Dec 13 through Mar 7, 2005, exact on Dec 30 & Mar 7

The people or situations you encounter during this period can make it seem worthwhile to forego your own mature judgment and experience, to try short cuts, or avoid the rules and regulations. Resist the temptation. In the end, the frustrations and further delays that develop will make you realize it would have been far simpler and more profitable to simply go by the book. In spite of this negative prospect however, you can still make some progress which is better than none at all.

 

Transit MARS square natal Neptune
Dec 30, 2004 through Jan 4, 2005, exact on Jan 2

Your actions during this period may very well be inspired, but they are not apt to be organized, well-planned or carefully executed. The shortest distance between two points is not likely to be the expected straight line. The present atmosphere is not conducive to logical actions, though you may find plenty of rationalizations for the actions you do take. You will have to make a determined effort if you wish to avoid wasting time and energy. Methods used to accomplish something must depend on intuition and instinct, since there may be little else to go on. Under this influence there is a certain amount of danger due to inattention, or because you may simply be unaware of potentially perilous situations. Laziness is another potential obstacle you may have to overcome.

 

Transit SUN square natal Uranus
Dec 31, 2004 through Jan 4, 2005, exact on Jan 2

You are unlikely to be able to control the circumstances you encounter during this period. Your normal schedule or the plans you have made may be disrupted by the weather, war, or other forces in your outer environment. Though you may not be able to control the disruptions themselves, they may stimulate you to adopt an unusual or different approach to things on a personal level. They may inspire a spirit of freedom or independence within you. Under this influence your association with friends and organizations is apt to be part of the scenario.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Jupiter
Dec 31, 2004 through Jan 4, 2005, exact on Jan 2

Others will not be inclined to recognize your intellectual efforts or projects. It may be for reasons of their own pride or jealousy; whatever the cause, you are likely to be wasting your time if you try to arouse their interest or admiration. Situations and people you encounter under this influence may be pompous, all show and no substance. There is no productive way to expand your mental horizons or increase your personal status in this atmosphere. An unfavorable time for publishing, religious or political activities, advertising, long-distance travel, and court decisions. The most constructive thing to do is to stay put in your own sphere of influence and attend to routine business.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Mars
Dec 31, 2004 through Jan 5, 2005, exact on Jan 3

You are surrounded by an abundance of free and easygoing energy during this period. If you need help getting things done, it will appear. People you encounter are apt to be applying their physical efforts toward the same or very similar goals. Obstacles in your path are few or nonexistent. Under this influence you can make one effort fit neatly into the next one-- resulting in a series of accomplishments. It is also a time when your physical actions--whatever their purpose-- may have the fortunate consequence of putting you in the right place at the right time.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Venus
Jan 2 through Jan 5, exact on Jan 4

If you are alone, this is a period when you wish others were around. If you are in the company of others, you are more apt to appreciate their companionship, care, and affection. Under this influence everything seems to be on a mutual basis. You admire someone, they admire you, you like red, they like red. Whatever you give others these days is what you would like to receive, and others you encounter will tend to treat you in similar fashion. It is apt to be an enjoyable period of polite manners and pleasant, stimulating encounters.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Moon
Jan 3 through Jan 6, exact on Jan 4

People may decide to drop in on you just when your house is in a terrible mess. You are invited to a party or run into someone you really want to impress just when you look the least attractive. This could possibly be one of the worst times to host a dinner party, or perhaps to attend one. Everyone seems to be on a different wavelength and time schedule, and yours doesn't match any of them. Promoting peace and harmony in your domestic environment may be a fruitless gesture. This is an unfavorable period for success in artistic activities and attempts to enhance your physical appearance or beautify your home. Under this influence the pursuit of pleasure, romance, and amiable companions is likely to end with little or nothing to show for your efforts. Self-discipline and maturity are not likely to be strong -- overindulgence, discouragement, self-pity, and oversentimentality being the elements more apt to thrive in your current emotional environment. If you manage to achieve emotional satisfaction in some measure during this short period, you may count yourself as having beaten the odds.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Venus
Jan 3 through Jan 6, exact on Jan 4

You are likely to seek advice and ideas on how to improve your social life, employ proper etiquette, enhance your appearance, or redecorate or harmonize your environment. Discussing common goals with a partner or other allies may be on the agenda. If you are usually not very good at engaging in small talk with others, this influence may improve the situation. Discussions and activities at this time can feature art or music instructions, romance, humor, and may tend to include a little more gossip than usual. Advice and information is at hand in regard to partnership, joint ventures, contract negotiations and legal matters. Under this influence your concerns may also involve wedding plans, divorce proceedings, social events, or how you can elicit the cooperation of others.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Mercury
Jan 3 through Jan 7, exact on Jan 5

A day to travel, communicate, and present your ideas and opinions with confidence and enthusiasm. You may also benefit from the ideas and experiences of those in charge so do not hesitate to consult them for information or advice. Be prepared, however, because they may be the ones who ask you for information. Your creative thinking can be enhanced under this influence, and you may be able to devise some very clever solutions. Though there is greater generosity in sharing your knowledge or mechanical skills with others, there can also be increased intellectual competitiveness.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Moon
Jan 3 through Jan 7, exact on Jan 5

Words are not destined to bring emotional satisfaction at this time. Be prepared to confront opinions and ideas that are in opposition to your feelings. Trying to get things to run smoothly is going to present a few problems. A change of heart can bring things to a halt. You may have to cope with activities that conflict with others you have scheduled. Even if you follow directions, you can end up in exactly the place you didn't want to be. Under this influence you can expect to encounter people and situations that block the path of your progress at every turn, literally or figuratively. Leaving instructions with a tailor for a garment to be lengthened, you come back to find it has been shortened. This is an apt description of the kind of situation you may be up against during this period.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Saturn
Jan 5 through Jan 9, exact on Jan 7

An urge to make daily tasks or responsibilities more interesting and fulfilling can be the motivating force for your actions. Enjoyment may be stifled by serious situations that leave little time or inclination for fun. You may want or be forced by current circumstances to demonstrate that you are reliable and trustworthy. Your hard work and past loyalty may get the recognition they deserve. The potential energy of this influence suggests you will be concerned with some aspect of your own maturity, experience and seniority. You may also be confronted with the authority and senior position of others. If that occurs, it will be to your advantage to recognize and accept their maturity and experience.
 

MARS transit House Ten
Jan 5 through Jan 11, exact on Jan 8

The energy and enthusiasm of the present influence are directed primarily toward self-promotion. Career or other long range goals are emphasized, and you may be motivated to take important actions that will affect your future. You work hard to get attention from the public and those with power and influence. You may not necessarily desire to call attention to yourself, but the fact that you or your efforts will gain pubic attention one way or another is well within the realm of possibility during this period. Even if you have no access to a public forum, you may experience an increased urge to have others notice what you are doing. Your more or less public actions may be carried out on behalf of another person or a cause in which you believe. This is also a time when activities that involve superiors or authority figures increase. This means you may either do a lot of extra work with your boss, or for the government or those with similar authority. Largely because of your efforts, a male relative or superior may receive recognition or enhanced status at this time.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Sun
Jan 6 through Jan 11, exact on Jan 8

Use opportunities presented by current circumstances to take physical actions; advantageous actions that can eventually lead to furthering your career or to gaining recognition of your individuality and talent. Do not pass up a chance to demonstrate courage, integrity, and loyalty, or to vigorously defend your principles. The ultimate ego satisfaction you get or goals you attain during this period may come through men or a male individual, or from being in situations that may be described as competitive or aggressive. Success is also most likely to result from being a doer, which means you cannot sit around waiting for things to happen. You need to put yourself physically in different situations, participate in a variety of activities, and circulate among a wide variety of people in order to attract the kind of opportunity you're looking for.

 

Transit PLUTO conjoined natal Venus
Nov 24, 2004 through Jun 20, 2005, exact on Jan 9 & Jun 20

As with all long-term influences, this one will be modified to one degree or another by your age, past experiences and by other influences and circumstances that occur during this period. Other factors notwithstanding, there are particular targets and potential situations associated with this powerful influence. Romantic attachments tend to be intense, and, even if you are happily married or already involved with a romantic partner, it would not be unusual to be attracted, perhaps inevitably, to someone else. You may establish extremely powerful, karmic partnerships (business or marriage) and other alliances. You must avoid the tendency to control or manipulate the relationship, or allow yourself to be used in such a manner. What you are actually seeking, either consciously or subconsciously, is greater personal influence and power in and through your interactions with others. Under this influence, you will view partnerships, romantic attachments, female relationships, and social contacts as a means to enhance your personal status, an approach that can have ruinous consequences for such associations if you fail to exhibit emotional commitment or sensitivity toward the needs of those with whom you are involved. You cannot hope to get away with idle flattery, and by the same token, you should not put yourself under the pressure of misreading the words and gestures of those whose only intention was to flatter you. The pursuit of pleasure and the good life can become acute, which, without any gestures of prudence and moderation to impose some reasonable limits, may have disastrous consequences. You will be starkly confronted by your own values, principles and priorities, material possessions, and relationships, especially with the motivations behind them. If you are involved in joint ventures, negotiations, or try to gain the cooperation of others for any reason during this period, your efforts can take on some pretty intense overtones, especially if a power struggle develops.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Pluto
Jan 7 through Jan 11, exact on Jan 9

Others will stand firmly in your way if you try to get to the bottom of things. Save research and investigation or engaging in power plays until another time. This is not an influence that encourages success if you want to dig up the past, try to collect a debt, undergo psychological analysis, recycle materials, and start a renovation or restoration project. Others will be intimidated by or envious of your self-control or any power you have. It will not be to your advantage to deliberately inspire such feelings but there's very little you'll be able to do about it if others insist on feeling that way. Don't waste your time trying to salvage egos.
 

VENUS transit House Eleven
Jan 9 through Jan 12, exact on Jan 11

This is a period when you are likely to be more concerned with personal aspirations and happiness, especially the satisfaction you derive (or do not derive, as the case may be) from the role you play as spouse, child, parent, friend, lover, or associate. These are also the same people who should be the target of your efforts to coordinate activities, promote harmony, and encourage cooperation. The social aspects of romance may also be on your agenda these days. Under this influence joining organizations and participation in group activities can be very rewarding.

 

MERCURY transit House Eleven
Jan 10 through Jan 13, exact on Jan 11

Circumstances you encounter during this period are likely to bring an increase in communications and activities with friends. There may also be increased interactions or travel with children, especially children that are not biologically yours but for whom you have responsibility. Under this influence your interest and greater participation may also include clubs and associations. Activities such as fund raising, membership drives, and newsletters may be on your agenda.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Uranus
Jan 9 through Jan 15, exact on Jan 12

Actions you take during this period can have some unusual or unexpected results. It is difficult to predict what will happen but the potential is for the outcome to be very beneficial. Under this influence you may be inspired to do something unique or quite out of character-- though again, such actions are apt to have fortunate consequences. Unless other circumstances discourage the otherwise fortunate potential, it is a good time to introduce changes in work schedule, implement new methods and procedures, and to deal with technical equipment, computers, and inventions. Travel by air, activities with friends, and organizing group efforts are other favored activities.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Neptune
Jan 12 through Jan 15, exact on Jan 13

You can be a master of disguise -- become whatever others want you to be--and get away with it. At least for the time being. There is no guarantee a charade of any kind will last beyond this influence. However, for theatrical, artistic, and even spiritual purposes you can be very inspiring. The entire scenario may be just as true in reverse. The people and situations you encounter during this period will take on certain characteristics you need them to have, whether or not they possess these traits under ordinary circumstances. In either case, you can take advantage of the positive possibilities while remaining aware of the illusionary effects. Under this influence romance, promotional activities, and joint ventures are intuitively in synch. Such endeavors can be highly successful, especially if those involved as well as their goals are able to withstand an inevitable confrontation with reality. A wonderful period to seek a more glamorous image, to photograph and be photographed, to dance or learn to dance, to participate in social events that benefit a charitable or religious organization, and to take a vacation by the sea.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Neptune
Jan 12 through Jan 15, exact on Jan 13

This is a tricky time. Even though luck is on your side, there are no guarantees that you will make proper use of the information, ideas, or activities you experience. Reality will probably not be allowed to intrude as inspiration and instincts rule the day. Your imagination and intuition are enhanced and can prove to be highly useful by putting you in the right place at the right time. Under this influence certain activities are favored such as photography, illusion, charitable causes, design of footwear, swim wear, and boats, spiritual guidance, promotion, advertising, travel on or over water, the sale or purchase of waterfront property, marine equipment, swim gear, seafood, oil, liquor, and drugs.

 

SUN transit House Twelve
Jan 13 through Jan 17, exact on Jan 15

This is a period to learn more about your unconscious motivations and the influence these hidden factors have on your conscious ego drives. If your outward behavior, for instance, suggests the possibility of an unconscious resentment of authority, this would be a good time to analyze why you may have developed such hidden resentment. Under this influence you may experience a need to either use or gain hidden power and control or, as the case may be, to hide the power and resources you have. Understanding your subconscious, courageously dealing with failure or shame, and accepting necessary limitations or restrictions can enable you to gain remarkable inner strength and determination at this time.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Uranus
Jan 17 through Jan 19, exact on Jan 18

Since your ideas about what's different or unique may be at odds with other people's notions, a certain amount of discussion and clarification becomes necessary. During this period you may find yourself a little out of synch with those who are trying to communicate with you, either because you are not in your usual location or following your normal schedule, or because they aren't. Under this influence you either understand or approach most things in a nonpersonal, societal way and thus misinterpret what others want you to understand on a personal level, or, others take what you say in a personal way when your only intention was to discuss the broader societal implications of some issue.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Jupiter
Jan 17 through Jan 20, exact on Jan 18

Resist signing up for continuing education, do not send away for books and other reading material, postpone long-distance travel, and avoid scheduling religious, political and cultural activities during this period. Of course, any real choice of whether or not to engage in any of these things may be nonexistent since opposing forces may come along at this time to effectively cancel such efforts, or make it next to impossible to carry them out successfully. Under this influence ideas and activities you encounter are not calculated to enhance your growth and expansion in any way-- and that includes your involvement in get-rich-quick schemes and so-called 'promising' opportunities of any kind.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Uranus
Jan 17 through Jan 20, exact on Jan 19

Interactions of all kinds; romantic, social, business, friendships and even fleeting encounters with such people as salesclerks or bank tellers-- can have a way of putting you in touch with the values and social mores of your own generation rather than what is currently fashionable. It can work in many different ways and on many different levels. You may, for instance, be wearing a certain style of clothing and find yourself among those dressed in fashions that differ strikingly from your own. Your interactions with others may also differ strikingly enough to make social events somewhat awkward. Any of these potential circumstances can end up being pleasant experiences, even if they are initially uncomfortable. Others are apt to eventually come around to finding you attractive and interesting, and you are able to succeed at something because of your uniqueness not in spite of it. Coordinating group activities is apt to be frustrating but if you rise to the challenge, your efforts may produce viable results.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Jupiter
Jan 18 through Jan 21, exact on Jan 19
 

You are almost certain to be sorely tempted to overindulge. There's always the chance that present circumstances will prevent it, however this influence is nearly always accompanied by unnecessarily extravagant gestures and situations of one sort or another. Imagine the worst actor in the world, the phoniest, most pretentious, social-climbing person; then, for good measure, throw in meaningless posturing, ostentatious displays, and pompous arrogance. After you've imagined such a person, do not allow yourself to become the one who fits the description. Even if you escape such a fate for yourself, be prepared to encounter situations in which you must deal with those who did not. During this period, justice is self-serving, diplomatic gestures fail, and what should be fine art becomes overdone and gaudy.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Mercury
Jan 19 through Jan 21, exact on Jan 20

Under this influence you may find just the piece of information you are looking for. You may also come across ideas and methods that are quite similar or parallel to your own. There is apt to be a constant stream of communication coming at you from all directions. You should not have to go very far to seek information you need at this time because everything is likely to be found in your own neighborhood. Plans, designs, mechanical projects, as well as the purchase or repair of mechanical equipment, from cars to typewriters, can be the primary focus of your current plans and activities.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Mercury
Jan 20 through Jan 23, exact on Jan 21

By choice or circumstances you are encouraged to communicate with partners, allies, and all those with whom you are involved in joint ventures. You may experience a greater need or opportunity to share your thoughts with others. There may also be an increase in the number of people who want to share their ideas with you. Unless other factors intrude to spoil the otherwise fortunate potential of this period, public relations, debate, negotiations, counseling, and legal matters should proceed well. Under this influence you are apt to say (or write) just the right thing to the right person at the right time. It should also be an excellent period for correspondence that you receive as well as that which you send; likely as these messages are to contain good news, entertaining humor, or both. Cordial business relations, successful community activities, agreeable meetings and get-togethers, art and music instructions are other possible highlights on your current agenda.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Saturn
Jan 20 through Jan 23, exact on Jan 22

Information and methods that come your way, whether you need them or not, are of a practical nature. Under this influence ideas and information as well as communications in general may be restricted or somehow limited either by your choice or the current circumstances. The alternative to this potential is that the information or communications themselves may not be limited but your receptiveness to acquiring or understanding them may somehow be lacking. The most common thing to expect is that contacts and travel during this period will tend to be related to business or for serious pursuits. Organization and preparation, or the lack of it, can become big issues.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Saturn
Jan 21 through Jan 25, exact on Jan 23

It can be difficult to admire beauty for its own sake during this period. It isn't that you lack appreciation for the things or people that catch your eye. It is more likely to be a case of also realizing there are responsibilities and commitments that accompany these attractive visions. Under this influence you are most appreciative of beauty that is traditional, structured, and orderly, or perhaps it's just your appreciation for the intrinsic harmony of tradition, structure and order that is enhanced. If not ordinarily inclined to lead a neat or organized existence, this may be one time when you appreciate the necessity of having some order in your life. Your participation in social events and fun activities is apt to be more enthusiastic if they happen to serve some purpose in addition to the prospect of enjoyment; a combination of business and pleasure. If there is no one new you care to meet and nothing you care to do, you may prefer to either remain alone or in the company of those who do have a purpose in your life.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Pluto
Jan 22 through Jan 24, exact on Jan 23

There is likely to be a certain amount of intensity in the information or ideas you present as well as what you receive. It may be difficult to pinpoint the opposing forces that seem to generate intensity, but they are there nonetheless. It may be that you are so intent on exerting the force of your own thoughts you refuse to listen, or that others attempt to manipulate your ideas to their advantage. It just isn't the best time for easy exchanges or free thinking. Information may be withheld as a form of paranoia or protection, or the wrong information is deliberately given in an effort to mislead. This all seems a bit much for ordinary lives and pursuits, but you may experience the potential in small ways. If you are invited to dinner, for instance, and enjoy a particular dish, don't be tempted to ask your hostess for the recipe. Nor, in the reverse situation, may you be any more willing to part with such information.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Pluto
Jan 23 through Jan 26, exact on Jan 25

Obsession, possessiveness, and jealousy find fertile ground in the situations you encounter during this period. Cut-throat competitiveness and underhanded manipulation lurk, ready to pounce. Things that may not normally have any deep significance can become passionate power struggles, or worse. Partnership and alliances, romantic or otherwise, as well as cooperative efforts suffer from lack of trust. It is a difficult influence to describe since overt reactions can be very subtle and impossible to detect. The most innocent of gestures or scenes can evoke destructive memories of past slights; slights that may have absolutely no connection with the present. Whether or not you are the perpetrator or the victim in any of the potential circumstances is not indicated. The idea is not to encourage such situations if they appear. Keep a low profile, and sit this dance out.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Mars
Jan 23 through Jan 27, exact on Jan 25

Under this influence many of your physical efforts may be undone, perhaps through laziness or careless behavior on your part or that of others. The point is that you should not try too hard to accomplish much since it may be a lost cause. Some vital force seems to be missing. Though you may or may not be able to point to exactly what it is, you'll be frustrated if you try to stir things up to correct the situation. There is no pleasing anybody now, including yourself. Open confrontations are likely to turn into disasters and solve nothing in the bargain. A good time for quiet mental pursuits.

 

Transit URANUS opposed natal Neptune
Dec 3, 2004 through Mar 2, 2005, exact on Jan 25

During this period circumstances and movements in society tend to disrupt ideas and methods with regard to religion and spiritual growth, attitudes and institutions concerned with minority groups and civil rights, and ideas of reality, romanticism, and idealism in literature and art. The end result is apt to be a clear elimination of one ideology replacing another. This influence is likely to be felt as a generational change. Its potential for chaos or disruption may not have a specific impact on your personal life unless your work or interests or that of those close to you is heavily involved in the targeted areas.

 

MERCURY transit House Twelve
Jan 26 through Jan 28, exact on Jan 27

You may become involved with information or activities that must be kept confidential, or it may simply be a matter of not being inclined to share your thoughts or ideas with others during this period. Gathering information about the past or contact with people from your past is also a possibility. Messages you receive at this time may be very subtle or contain hidden meanings meant only for your understanding. Under this influence you are encouraged to follow your intuition, get in touch with your subconscious, and pay closer attention to your dreams.

 

Transit MARS conjoined natal Venus
Jan 24 through Jan 30, exact on Jan 27

New partnership, alliances, and joint ventures may be established, and those in which you are currently involved may experience renewed energy and enthusiasm. Unless negative situations are around to provoke unpleasant attitudes, your willingness to cooperate is enhanced, and in return, you are just as likely to receive generous assistance with your own projects. Interactions with others at all levels are more invigorating. Physical efforts are also especially enthusiastic if you are involved in art, music, design, or the beauty business. If you have been thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery, enhancing your wardrobe, or redecorating your home, you are apt to put such plans into action at this time. Romantic adventures, legal matters, and social events are other prime targets of energetic endeavors. There is nothing in any of these potential situations to suggest whether the efforts put forth are positive or negative, or whether they will have positive or negative consequences. Other prevailing circumstances will have to determine the outcome.

 

Transit MARS opposed natal Moon
Jan 26 through Jan 31, exact on Jan 29

Caution is advised during this period. Care should be taken not to arouse antagonism on any level. Actions taken as a result of anger or frustration are apt to have even unhappier consequences. Things are not as apt to run smoothly. Trying to keep to a schedule at work or at home may be a fruitless proposition. Encountering traffic jams is a strong possibility, especially if children or household errands are the reason for being out in the first place. Household appliances or equipment falters or breaks down. Accomplishing household chores and participation in family activities are apt to be a useless waste of energy. When cooking or baking be sure to check the time and temperature you use, or your food may be overdone, or completely burned. Under this influence dining is not apt to bring much pleasure, and you may suffer from digestive complaints-- the likely consequences of anger, frustration, or eating too fast. Other physical complaints may include emotional fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, skin rash, and insect bites. Check your home for possible fire hazards. Disagreement between family members, whether or not the arguments involve you, can be enough to send you somewhere else until things quiet down. This is not a favorable time for surgery, open confrontations, and competitive situations. Even if current circumstances do not present overwhelming difficulty, you may end up feeling tense and irritable. Should you gain success or favor, you may be sure it will be accompanied by an enormous payback.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Sun
Jan 27 through Jan 31, exact on Jan 29

Congratulations! It is the beginning of another birthday year for you. Since the planetary patterns influencing your life and affairs will be different in any given year you do not always have the same feelings and attitudes every time your birthday rolls around. No matter what the circumstances happen to be however, you can take advantage of the positive potential of each birthday by making it a special time for renewing inner energy and vitality, and your faith in yourself as an individual. Reflect on what the past has taught, look forward to where you would like to be in the future, and above all, adopt the attitude and determination that you will meet and overcome every challenge that the future holds.

 

VENUS transit House Twelve
Jan 28 through Jan 31, exact on Jan 30

By choice or circumstances you may tend to withdraw from society during this period. You are apt to find all types of excuses, legitimate or otherwise, to pass up invitations to go out-- you're too ill, you're too overweight to fit into the clothes you wanted to wear, you have too much work to do, and any number of other reasons. Under this influence romance may have to be secretive or relegated to the world of fantasy and dreams. You may be more susceptible to false flattery or unworthy attentions. Love relationships from the past, especially those in which you suffered a loss, can intrude on the present in some way. The tendency to engage in self-pity is apt to be enhanced, though you can choose to ignore it by turning your attention to helping others less fortunate than yourself.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Uranus
Jan 29 through Feb 2, exact on Jan 31

It is a good idea to get in touch with friends and to welcome any opportunity that comes along to make new ones. Respond positively to the invitations or advice of friends. This influence brings favorable situations through your involvement with children and their activities, a club or organization to which you belong, or the network of friends and acquaintances you have established. Joining an organization at this time may bring future opportunities. Attending meetings and social events can be very advantageous. Other positive potentials in your present circumstances include superiors or other authority figures who suggest ways for you to gain more personal freedom, lead you to creative solutions and ideas, and provide a more visible format for presenting your own ideas.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Pluto
Jan 2 through Mar 5, station on Feb 2

The self-control you thought you had over certain things, or the personal influence you wield may not seem to be working these days. In reality, this may not be the case. It may only be a result of trying to cover too wide a base of desires and activities. Shorten your sights and you'll be able to make progress.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Mars
Feb 1 through Feb 3, exact on Feb 2

Information and ideas may lead to incorrect actions during this period. Either the information itself is erroneous or you misinterpret what it means. You are apt to go out and do exactly the opposite of what you have been told--or having correctly followed instructions, it turns out you should have done exactly the opposite. Either way the results are not likely to be happy or successful. You tend to act too rashly or fail to ascertain certain details which results in equally undesirable consequences. This is not a favorable time for the purchase or sale of a car and electrical or mechanical equipment, nor is it fortuitous to take a trip. Under this unfortunate influence potentials for travel include physical danger, equipment breakdown, and delays or cancellation.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Sun
Feb 4 through Feb 6, exact on Feb 5

Self-esteem and willpower prompt you to express yourself in positive terms. The travel and communications in which you engage at this time are closely linked with the dictates of your ego and personal goals. You strongly identify with ideas that reflect your own thoughts or that provide a more aggressive or perhaps a more dramatic forum in which you can express yourself. The increased self-focus of intellectual endeavors and self-expression you experience under this influence can inspire you to reach higher levels of imagination and originality. You can also take the ideas of others and add your input to create something entirely different and unique. However, the potential to be avoided here is consciously or subconsciously appropriating the ideas of others and presenting them as your own. If the matter of purchasing a car or travel tickets happens to arise during this period, you may have a greater urge to indulge in a more expensive automobile and first class tickets.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Uranus
Feb 5 through Feb 7, exact on Feb 6

The information, ideas, and communications that come your way during this period represent possible opportunities that will allow you to either demonstrate or acquire some unique or special talent or knowledge. Other opportunities you should watch for under this influence include the chance to acquire or use technical expertise and sociological skills, to travel in some unusual capacity or to an unusual place, or become involved in the finances or newsletters of an organization or club. One of the most interesting prospects is that your success under this favorable influence, is apt to result not so much because of how well you fit in with a group or society, but simply because you are not in synch with everyone else or have a nontraditional attitude or approach to things.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Mars
Feb 5 through Feb 8, exact on Feb 7

This influence is best described as one that promotes the classic ³battle of the sexes. ² Passions lie much closer to the surface during this period. The most innocent flirtation or gesture is apt to inspire a physically aggressive response. Jealous females are likely to intrude. The loser in all competitive situations will not be very gracious-- which means whether or not you are the winner, you may still lose. It is best to consider that you may fit either part in any circumstances--that way you'll be better prepared to decline the role if you so desire. Social gatherings are not likely to be successful. The energy that is apt to accompany this period can be an irresistible force in stirring things up. Energetic social interactions are certainly desirable but in this case, the party can turn into a brawl. Luxurious vehicles and travel accommodations are not easy to come by for the time being. A most inauspicious time to undergo surgical procedures, especially cosmetic surgery. Overexertion when engaging in physical fitness and other physical activities may have serious consequences.

 

Transit PLUTO opposed natal Moon
Dec 9, 2004 through May 16, 2005, exact on Feb 7 & May 16

This long-term, unfavourable influence may be described as the struggle between opposing forces, a contest of wills, and no-compromise situations. Something gained may have been won at the expense of something more important that has been lost. The worst thing to have to accept during this period is that you will not succeed in removing the opposing forces. Perhaps the most positive thing to say is that you may be able (in fact you will probably be forced) to find a constructive way to work around them. Enormous transitions take place in your emotional life during this period. Its influence will nevertheless be modified by other factors such as your age, past experiences, and other influences and circumstances that also occur. You will have cause to reflect on family relationships, your childhood and upbringing. If there has been emotional trauma or abuse it must now be understood, confronted, and put to rest. Your mother and other strong female figures who may come into your life at this time have profound influence; an influence which may be domineering or unhealthy in other respects. All relationships will be intensified and changed in some way, especially with children and other family members. The physical aspects of your home and domestic environment are also apt to be significantly transformed as a result of emotional changes that take place. There can be devastating consequences if you attempt to emotionally manipulate others or allow others to manipulate or control you. This is such an overpowering influence that pursuing your desires may outweigh everything else. This period is not apt to bring success or emotional satisfaction from the development or use of your creative talents, establishing a home or family, starting a family enterprise, or engaging in anything but the simplest, common sense nutritional and health practices. The most positive approach to this negative influence is to remain aware of its consequences. Move with wisdom and caution even if it means not moving at all. Misdeeds or misuse of your own power or influence now may come back to haunt you.

 

MARS transit House Eleven
Feb 6 through Feb 12, exact on Feb 9

The most likely targets of your energetic efforts during this period include friends, organizations, and children, especially those who are not your biological offspring but for whom you may have responsibility. Under this influence, activities in general are apt to lead away from you as an individual and involve the role you play in the lives of others; as parent, lover, friend, spouse, or club member. Your schedule may become overloaded and nothing gets accomplished, making it necessary for you to place some restraints on the number of activities and people you decide to accommodate. The energizing effect of the present influence can make you more aggressive toward others, and to lose patience when things become too hectic or they don't proceed as planned. You may also be concerned with what is or is not making you happy. And such concern is apt to go beyond the stage of just thinking about it. You may actually go after what you want, or get rid of what you don't want.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Sun
Feb 8 through Feb 12, exact on Feb 10

Your personal magnetism and/or physical attractiveness is the focus of your attention. If such an urge doesn't come from within yourself, then something or someone is likely to inspire you with a need for personal identification with beauty. This influence extends beyond the physical and social aspects of your own attractiveness. You want to surround yourself with it. Attending a concert, art or fashion show may be on the agenda. A partner and other allies are apt to be very supportive in helping you attain personal goals and improve your self-image. In turn, you may be even more willing than usual to extend your cooperation in joint efforts. The negative potential of this period includes the tendency for self-indulgence, and to overstate your own importance and attractiveness, perhaps to the detriment or denigration of those who share close relationships or partnership with you. In the matter of romance, you can easily dominate. Just don't overdo it and turn the whole situation into nothing more than a pursuit for ego gratification.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Venus
Feb 9 through Feb 13, exact on Feb 11

Superiors are favorably disposed toward you. Take any opportunity you get to socialize or interact with authority figures and those with influence. You may get a chance to establish partnership or some type of alliance with an important individual, that is, someone who holds greater financial, social, or intellectual position than your own. If you don't think such a situation is likely to come your way, then go out and create one. Listen to those who advise you on social matters or counsel you with regard to personal relationships. Under this influence luck is with you, but being able to take advantage of it depends on being among people. Don't pass up any circumstance that allows you to demonstrate your personal charm or attractiveness. Opportunities to enjoy beauty and luxury, to pursue romance, pleasure, and entertainment may be on your current agenda.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Uranus
Feb 10 through Feb 13, exact on Feb 12

Opportunities that lead to unusual or nontraditional social contacts, romantic encounters, organizational meetings, as well as proposals for partnership or other alliances may be part of your current circumstances. The one thing in common these situations share is that they offer you an opportunity to be a part of something outside of yourself while still retaining your own individuality. Under this influence you may be more egalitarian when it comes to accepting or judging others. Either those you meet engender this humanitarian attitude in you, or you are able to inspire it in them. You may experience being uniquely a part of your own generation in certain social situations.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Moon
Feb 10 through Feb 14, exact on Feb 12

Circumstances promote pride and emotional satisfaction in home, children, and other family members. Female relationships are particularly meaningful, and a woman may provide valuable assistance. Under this influence your emotional level is high, and your intuition right on target. An excellent time to initiate artistic and other creative activities, get started with domestic projects, and enthusiastically take care of any matters that are related to children, women, or a new venture. Disappointments that do occur under this influence are apt to have a way of eventually working out to your advantage.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Venus
Feb 11 through Feb 13, exact on Feb 12

This is a period of increased potential for opportunities that may lead to social contacts, romantic encounters, partnership and other alliances, and improving your physical appearance. You may also be given the chance to use your diplomatic skills or personal charm to great advantage. Under this influence you should watch for ideas and information to come your way with regard to luxury items, art, jewelry, and redecorating or harmonizing your environment. Someone may send you flowers or candy-- on the other hand, you might view this period as representing an opportunity for you to send such gifts to impress someone special.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Moon
Feb 12 through Feb 14, exact on Feb 13

Everything should flow smoothly and successfully. Everyone in your world is where they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to be doing. Machinery hums along, your body functions well, and your mind is free from annoying distractions. Under this fortunate influence meetings and discussions are not likely to be disrupted by dissension. Business transactions that involve your home or real estate property as well as domestic items are favored. Requests that you make are likely to be granted, and there is also likely to be personal advantage in granting others what they request of you. Teaching as well as learning is highly beneficial. An excellent time to contact or visit relatives. News and information you read or hear is apt to be emotionally satisfying in one way or another.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Neptune
Feb 11 through Feb 16, exact on Feb 13

This is a period to use your intuitive abilities, increase your spiritual awareness, investigate dreams and the occult, and carry out as much of your work and other physical activities as possible behind the scenes. Exactly how or by what means some task or achievement is accomplished may not be apparent, nor does it have to be. The successful result such actions are likely to produce will be clear enough to make everybody happy. Some of the most successful work and other physical activities during this period involve in one aspect or another such areas as arts and entertainment (especially dance), photography, charitable institutions, drugs, alcohol, oil, gas, marine life, water sports, and ocean cruises.

 

MERCURY transit House One
Feb 14 through Feb 16, exact on Feb 15
 

A greater urge to talk about yourself during this period means that consciously or subconsciously your thoughts and discussions will tend to be self-centered. You may not always be the initiator of this personal focus. Circumstances at this time may require that others present some sort of written review of your personality or performance, or that they may speak to you about certain aspects of your appearance and personality. This influence alone is not an indication of whether the comments and concerns about yourself will be of a positive or negative nature.

 

SUN transit House One
Feb 13 through Feb 17, exact on Feb 15

It is time for an unemotional assessment of your willpower and ego. A period to renew your inner vitality and energy. How determined are you? What is your purpose in life? How much personal influence do you wield? You can be more forceful and dynamic under this influence, but you may have to avoid the negative potential which is a tendency for unnecessary arrogance. Too much self-assertion makes it difficult to ask for or accept the advice and opinions of others. The positive potential includes the urge to develop and improve your personality, appearance, and personal skills, a greater need to be more successful and independent. A strong, healthy self-image helps make you more productive as an individual, which in turn encourages you to treat others with greater generosity and sensitivity. Take care of things personally. Don't allow others to speak or act for you. It is your personality, behavior, and even your attractive physical appearance that can make the difference between success and failure in many situations during this period.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Neptune
Feb 18 through Feb 20, exact on Feb 19

Do not attempt anything that requires logic and clear thinking. Information and ideas may be illusive, intentionally deceptive, or even quite dangerous. Trying to make a wise decision or get at the truth is impossible. This is not a favorable period for travel on water, photography, business transactions (especially those that involve water-, drug-, or oil-related products or property), and spiritual studies or activities. Under this influence there is increased potential to engage in self-pity and despair, or to suffer personal loss or disappointment. Avoid incurring debt or lending money to others. This is definitely a time for careful deliberation and cautious behavior.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Venus
Feb 19 through Feb 22, exact on Feb 21

Taking advantage of current circumstances you may be able to persuade those around you to be more cooperative and agreeable, or as the case may be, perhaps the people and situations you encounter will be of a such a nature as to put you in this harmonious frame of mind. Whatever happens, everyone is likely to be on the same wave length. Negotiations are smoother, joint ventures make progress. Opportunities that come along may lead to finding or attracting others who may be of similar mind as yourself concerning artistic or musical projects. Under this influence beauty attracts beauty, and you are not likely to be casting ³pearls before swine² if you grab a chance to exhibit your looks, talent, and charm. Nor will such attempts on the part of others be lost on you.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Moon
Feb 20 through Feb 23, exact on Feb 21

This influence is highly favorable for activities that enhance your physical appearance, beautify your home, or that involve any aspect of art, music, or design. Your capacity for humor and enjoyment is increased. Though you may have to fight a tendency for laziness or overindulgence, you feel most attractive and sociable. It is an excellent period to dine socially with others, especially if you entertain them in your home. If you've ever wanted to take a chance on something, now is the time to try. Trust your instincts and intuition-- they can lead you into some fortunate as well as pleasurable situations. You are highly favored in your bonds of kinship, partnerships of an emotional nature, and in efforts to improve troubled relationships. This is one of those times when everything seems to fall into place effortlessly.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Jupiter
Feb 22 through Feb 24, exact on Feb 23

Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period have the potential to enhance your intellectual endeavors and boost your economic or social status in one way or another. You may be in just the right place at the right time with the right information. Ideas may tend toward the dramatic and grandiose, but they have their place in the scheme of things at this time. What should be avoided, however, is overconfidence and being too far out of touch with reality and practicality. Favorable outcomes are possible in such areas as religious or political activities, court decisions, publishing, advertising, long-distance travel, cultural pursuits, and dealings with those of another race or culture.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Neptune
Feb 21 through Feb 25, exact on Feb 23

Under this influence there's no telling what sort of impression you're making on others, especially on superiors or authority figures. For no reason that is readily apparent to you they may find you vague or mysterious. This does not have to be a problem unless you find yourself in circumstances where it is important that others not form misconceptions where you are concerned. Not a favorable time to seek spiritual counsel, take new medication, or be around water.

 

Transit MARS square natal Uranus
Feb 21 through Feb 26, exact on Feb 23

Present circumstances may put you into such a tense or aggravated state as to cause you to do something you would not ordinarily do. Because this influence implies rash as well as unpredictable actions, caution is advised during this period. Keep in mind that not only are your actions unpredictable but also their consequences, that is, whatever you hope to gain by them is not likely to be what results. The performance of machinery and equipment, as well as that of the people who may work for or with you, is also unpredictable at this time. Expect to encounter some snags when you attempt to make changes in work schedules or introduce new methods.

 

VENUS transit House One
Feb 22 through Feb 25, exact on Feb 24

This is a period when it pays to make an effort to exert your personal influence. The charm of your personality, willingness to cooperate with others, and sense of humor can make a big difference in the way things turn out. The old cliche about being able to catch more flies with honey than with vinegar is what this influence is all about. It is a time to indulge in a new hair style, beauty treatment, or other ways to enhance your appearance. It is important to look as neat and attractive as possible since your physical appearance will have as big an impact as your personality.

 

Transit MARS opposed natal Jupiter
Feb 21 through Feb 27, exact on Feb 24

It is easy to imagine the probable result of blowing up a balloon beyond its capacity. This image is also the easiest description of the circumstances you are likely to encounter during this period. There is a tendency to assume you are capable of far greater abilities than a more honest estimation would suggest-- or, knowing full well your real limitations, it may be a case of your simply giving in to some external pressure or temptation and allowing others to make such inflated assumptions of your capabilities-- either way, you are left trying to accomplish the impossible. Under this influence actions are likely to go too fast and too far. It is in your best interests to remember that there is more than a little potential for unpleasant results if you experience too much of a good thing. This is not an auspicious time for court decisions, traveling abroad, higher education, writing, publishing, and participating in competitive sports. Physical efforts are either totally paralyzed by laziness and unwise actions, or they proceed with such extreme force as to invite dangerous consequences. Spirituality can turn into fanaticism, and intellectuality can become arrogant displays of superiority. Save grandstanding and bravado for another time.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Mercury
Feb 23 through Feb 25, exact on Feb 24

This is the time to look for opportunities to improve your basic skills, gather information, purchase or learn to operate computers, or engage in sales of any kind. Looking for a car? Need a job? Explore the possibilities. Situations that can lead to employment, travel, and education are at hand. They may not appear automatically. Do not wait for them to come to you. Go out and seek opportunity and the rest of the pieces will fall into place.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Saturn
Feb 24 through Feb 27, exact on Feb 25

What you read or hear during this period can help you become more organized and better prepared to accomplish important, long range goals. Information and activities may also fit neatly into whatever organization or plans you have already laid out. Under this influence circumstances may present other opportunities that will lead to easing current restrictions, be useful to you later in life, or result in recognition of your authority and experience.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Pluto
Feb 26 through Feb 28, exact on Feb 27

Investigation and research yield satisfying results during this period. Digging for buried treasure is liable to be rewarded. Lost items may be found and debts or favors repaid. An excellent time that inspires shrewd business decisions, psychological analysis, and property assessment. Under this influence you can learn self-discipline and how to successfully exert personal influence. If you keep in mind that ³the pen is mightier than the sword², you will be able to use this period to great advantage.

 

Transit MARS conjoined natal Mercury
Feb 25 through Mar 2, exact on Feb 27
 

Mental energies are high--urging you to turn thoughts into actions. An energetic stream of information and ideas flows through your immediate environment, and there is strong potential that much of it is generated by you. A faster pace and increased volume of communications can become chaotic, and at times, inspire an aggressive atmosphere-- verbal combat being a not unlikely prospect. You do not hesitate to speak your mind or demand that others do the same. On the other hand, it may be a case of others who challenge you to defend your ideas or opinions. Meetings and discussion groups tend to be enthusiastic and energetic, or, if the conditions encourage such an atmosphere, they may be aggressive and combative. By choice or circumstance you may put more physical efforts into the use or development of athletic, mechanical, computer, or artistic skills. Under this influence, sales and other commercial transactions and business activities are more vigorous--though the competition encountered may also be more fierce. Your car or other motorized vehicles, office equipment, or computer may require repairs or replacement. A greater urge to travel is apt to be accompanied by increased tendency to speed. As a result you are tempted to drive too fast or become unduly impatient when stuck in traffic jams. You may be unavoidably detained by delays in public transportation. There is also potential to suffer from headaches and cuts or burns, especially to the head, face, hands, or fingers.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Venus
Feb 28 through Mar 2, exact on Mar 1

Don't discount the potential value of what others tell you or what you read or hear simply because it is distasteful or because you do not care for the manner in which it is presented. Contract negotiations, and lines of communication between you and a partner or other allies tend to go awry. Under this influence decorating projects can be plagued by misunderstanding or misinformation. Make sure you understand what is involved concerning proposed beauty treatments or methods to enhance your physical appearance. When it comes to romance, vacation plans, entertainment, or social events you can expect to encounter frustration, but not necessarily failure. The thing to keep in mind is that obstacles that come along during this period are apt to soon disappear. Progress can be made in spite of them.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Moon
Feb 28 through Mar 2, exact on Mar 1

You may have to grapple with conflicting opinions, too much or too little information, and other annoying distractions during this period. If your stomach gets tied up in knots, take a deep breath, relax, patiently sort things out, and calmly keep going. Before leaving home or office prepare yourself mentally for the possibility of traffic jams and other delays in transportation, public as well as private. Under this influence projects may not get finished on time. If this is the case, simply notify those who need to know and keep on working. Another strong potential is lost or misplaced keys, books, and important papers. Carefully retracing your steps is apt to result in successfully relocating the lost items. In spite of schedules that get turned upside down, plans that must be changed at the last minute, mechanical failures, or a hundred other things that go wrong, much can still be accomplished.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Neptune
Mar 1 through Mar 4, exact on Mar 2

Social diseases flourish during this period-- the physical ones that result from unhealthy sexual encounters as well as other kinds including vicious gossip, deliberate deception, and shameless exploitation. Illusion becomes disillusion. Diplomacy is an empty, self-serving gesture. Glamor is not based on real beauty. Religious fervor is not inspired by true spirituality. You can avoid the traps if you realize what they are, but the unfortunate potential of this influence is that you may not be aware of them. There is great danger involving water. Do not go sailing or swimming, especially if you have indulged in alcohol or drugs of any kind. It would also be in your best interests to avoid pool parties, cruises, or vacations by the ocean.

 

Transit MARS conjoined natal Saturn
Feb 28 through Mar 5, exact on Mar 2

This is a tricky period in which you may be required to hurry, but obstacles in your path keep slowing you down. The most maddening prospect is that the obstacles you keep encountering are likely to be ones you bring on yourself. But that is the negative potential. The positive side of the picture is that your energy will focus on becoming more structured and organized. Under this influence, you may be more willing to carefully plan things, and to give greater credence to wisdom and experience before you act or allow others to act. It may be difficult for you to accept the authority or rules imposed on you-- but then, you may not encounter such problems since your tendency for more careful actions these days may keep you from running afoul of others. Dental work or minor surgery may be necessary. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather since there is also increased potential for you to suffer from cold, flu, dermatitis, arthritis and other chronic illness.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Jupiter
Feb 28 through Mar 4, exact on Mar 2

A period to feel good about your own integrity, explore your spirituality and broaden your intellectual horizons. These efforts are not only favored in and of themselves, they are likely to inspire the admiration of those with influence. This is no time for false modesty and empty gestures. Sincere generosity and devotion to the truth brings success. Enjoyment in everything is enhanced and humor can be found in every situation. Cultural events, long-distance travel, religious activities, political interests, speculative ventures, banking and investment, publishing, and advertising campaigns can be successfully launched under this fortunate influence. Judgments are in your favor.
 

Transit SUN sextile natal Mercury
Mar 3 through Mar 7, exact on Mar 5

Success is more likely to come along during this period if you stay busy, mentally as well as physically. You may have the opportunity to contact or visit with siblings or neighbors. Letters you write will be creative and amusing. This is a favorable time to participate in meetings, community activities, and every situation that gives you a chance to exchange ideas and information. If you need a car, this may be a good time to look for one. Under this influence you can make progress in design or mechanical projects, writing assignments, correspondence, business and contractual matters, repair or routine maintenance of equipment and appliances. This is also the time to grab the chance to get a haircut, have keys made, place or respond to advertisements, subscribe to periodicals, and reorganize.

 

Transit MARS opposed natal Pluto
Mar 3 through Mar 8, exact on Mar 6

Opposing forces you encounter during this period have a paralyzing effect. A contest of wills is to be avoided at all costs. Efforts to gain control of any kind are apt to produce the opposite effect. This is not a time to change or interfere with the status quo of things. Deliberately engaging the hostility of another is to arouse a formidable opponent you might not otherwise have had to confront. Manipulations are a waste of time which doesn't leave much except the direct approach, a method with the same potential result. If you realize that the current circumstances are likely to present no means at all to gain the upper hand or maneuver situations to your advantage, you are correct. Act accordingly.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Saturn
Mar 5 through Mar 9, exact on Mar 7

Today brings two kinds of opportunity. If you have worked and planned for something, you may be given the chance to move things along. No matter what your particular circumstances, take advantage of any situation to put your hard work or expertise to good use. If you are in a business or profession, it can mean new clients or invitations to be a consultant or guest lecturer. Whether or not others seek out your services, it is a good time to advertise your availability. The second type of opportunity during this period involves the opposite situation. If you have not been a meticulous planner and organizer or worked hard in the past, this is the opportune time to begin. It represents a chance to gain wisdom, maturity or experience that will ultimately lead to being more productive and successful. Under this influence you can find more creative ways to accomplish mundane responsibilities.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Jupiter
Mar 7 through Mar 10, exact on Mar 8

There's no telling what good thing can happen under this fortunate influence. Try your luck at the horse races and other sporting events or with lottery tickets. You could be the winner in a beauty or photography contest or emerge the favorite in a theater audition. Artistic and musical endeavors are successful. This is also a time when you are likely to receive the recognition or success you deserve for your efforts in writing, publishing, advertising, higher education, politics, religion, direct-mail promotions, long distance travel, dealing with those of another race or culture, and foreign languages. You are favored in court decisions and other judgments. There is a potential problem connected with all of this. Unhappy consequences can occur when there is too much of a good thing; overindulgence, wastefulness, exaggeration and physical laziness --any or all of which can prevent you from gaining the true benefits of this fortunate period.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Mars
Mar 7 through Mar 10, exact on Mar 8

Ideas can successfully be turned into physical realities during this period. Words cause actions to flow smoothly and, in turn, actions give greater meaning to words. It is an excellent time to prepare, present, or receive travel plans, travel brochures, instructions related to physical tasks or goals, and written or verbal descriptions of physical events. Under this influence surgical procedures, especially those that involve the head, nerves, or sensory organs, are favored. Business transactions, manufacturing, sports events, military maneuvers, building, engineering, and mechanical projects are apt to be highly productive ventures. It is also a favorable period for engaging in such personal services as a manicure or haircut. Too much talk and not enough action is the only real threat to success.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Pluto
Mar 7 through Mar 11, exact on Mar 9

People or circumstances you encounter under this influence can be used to increase self-control or gain additional power in some area of your life. You'll be able to get to the bottom of things, perhaps with the fortunate assistance of those in charge. A good time to develop and use your own resourcefulness and ability to separate what is important from what is not. Impressive determination, recuperative power, and concentration are available.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Mercury
Mar 9 through Mar 12, exact on Mar 10
 

If you have an urge to compose something romantic, the current circumstances may offer you inspiration or opportunity to do it. If not a writer of romantic prose or poetry, there is nevertheless, likely to be opportunity at hand to speak, sing, or otherwise communicate your amorous thoughts and ideas. If you always wanted to either teach or receive instructions in such subjects as art, music, interior design, or floral arrangement a chance encounter now may ultimately result in your participation in such activities. Other potentials of this period are situations that lead to business opportunities, especially the business of beauty-- hairdressing and related services, fashion design, and manufacture or sales of perfume or jewelry. Potential opportunities may further your interests or success in writing, illustrating, publishing, or sale of books and magazines; as well as in other areas including diplomacy, public relations, social planning, the law, partnership, and joint ventures.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Mar 10 through Mar 14, exact on Mar 12

In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Saturn
Mar 10 through Mar 13, exact on Mar 12

Current circumstances may offer opportunity to successfully mix business with pleasure. Since people are likely to be more impressed by your maturity and experience it is to your advantage to grab every opportunity to purposely emphasize these assets. Introducing some aspect of tradition, structure, and substance to the individuals, artistic endeavors, and social situations you encounter leads to one happy result or another. Interjecting the same elements to diplomatic gestures, counseling, public relations, partnership, and joint ventures may also lead to future success in these areas.

 

MERCURY transit House Two
Mar 11 through Mar 15, exact on Mar 12

The majority of paper work, writing, meetings, and discussions during this period is likely to involve finances. Transacting business, increasing income, conserving monetary assets, monitoring expenditures, and comparison shopping should be on your agenda these days. Under this influence circumstances you encounter may require that you discuss, or perhaps even defend or reassess your priorities and values.

 

Transit SUN square natal Venus
Mar 11 through Mar 15, exact on Mar 13

Enthusiasm doesn't quite gel during this period, unaccompanied as it is by physical energy or strong emotional commitment. If this description doesn't altogether fit you, it can as easily apply to those you encounter. Refinement and beauty may be pushed aside by that which is coarse and gaudy. It is not a favorable time for socializing with superiors. You can become stimulated by the energy you encounter in conflicts, chaos, or exciting events. But if nothing much seems to be going on around you, do not attempt to be the initiator of more dynamic situations. Such attempts can put you in the unenviable position of wanting to set the world on fire, attracting a crowd, and then finding that you've misplaced the matches.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Pluto
Mar 12 through Mar 15, exact on Mar 14

Observing others during this short period, especially in social settings, you will get a clear idea of what is meant by body language. The subtleties of human interactions are readily apparent, and you can use them to your own advantage. Under this influence others will be attracted to you if you exhibit a certain attitude of self-containment, not aloofness or snobbishness mind you, but an aura of self-possession and control. One of the potentials of this period is that you may be able to turn the tables on the past. Though it does not guarantee that you will regain control of something that was lost or change a past failure into success, you may now gain something equally valuable to make up for it.

 

Transit SUN square natal Moon
Mar 12 through Mar 16, exact on Mar 14

Conflict arises between what you must do and what you would rather do. During this period you will tend to encounter insensitive or arrogant people who make demands without realizing what the financial, emotional or other cost may be to you. The key, however, is not to let your feelings interfere with actually getting something accomplished. No matter what dislocation you are forced to cope with, you are likely to be successful because of it rather than in spite of it. Under this influence you may be unusually sensitive to criticism, even if it is very constructive criticism from those who have your best interests at heart.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Uranus
Mar 12 through Mar 25, exact on Mar 14 & Mar 25

Communications, ideas, information, and methods that you deal with during this period are not apt to have much of a personal application or content, having more to do with your outer environment than with your personal problems or goals. Though they can of course filter down to a more personal application later, the primary issues you may be concerned with under this influence are likely to involve larger societal issues and activities. Your personal communications, information, or even travel at this time may be considered unique, nontraditional, or out of synch with everything or everyone else. Technical information, computers, software, international finances, and the newsletters or business affairs of organizations to which you belong may be on your agenda.

 

MARS transit House Twelve
Mar 12 through Mar 17, exact on Mar 15

Past actions, good or bad, may catch up to you. During this period you may prefer that others do not observe your activities, either because these efforts actually concern secret matters or merely because you may accomplish more by working alone. Even if you do not experience the need to take covert actions and circumstances do not force you to be alone, it may be the most positive way to make use of the available energy if you adopt this approach anyway. Under this influence you can explore and develop inner strengths, and gain a deeper understanding of your childhood conditioning, subconscious mind, fears, and dreams. Yet another potential is for increased involvement with the activities of charitable organizations, hospitals, prisons, and institutions that are concerned with minorities and the underprivileged.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Jupiter
Mar 12 through Mar 25, exact on Mar 15 & Mar 25
 

Information and ideas have to be gathered, methods discussed, and choices made. On top of that, you may experience difficulty and frustration when you try to organize everything simply because of the volume of things that can come your way during this period. Under this influence details can easily slip away, so you have to make sure that you get all of the information you need, and that the information you get is accurate. The other possibility is that you become involved with so many details it becomes difficult for you to see the overall picture. You must also avoid the potential tendency to exaggerate or expand on a situation or the information at hand. All in all, progress is likely to occur one way or another.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Venus
Mar 15 through Mar 18, exact on Mar 17
 

Things come off pretty well during this period, though the timing may not be exquisite or the setting one you might have preferred. Describing this influence is a bit like giving advice to a woman who wishes her lover would give her a round diamond but he happens to give her one that is square. Don't apologize for or regret the things that are missing; enjoy what is. If you turn up at the wrong party by mistake it may be more fun than the one you were supposed to attend. This line of thinking should be applied to almost any situation you encounter at this time.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Moon
Mar 16 through Mar 19, exact on Mar 17

Do not expect instant gratification. Satisfaction or success may come, but not immediately or without some difficulty. There are apt to be problems or lack of cooperation connected with household tasks, family-related activities, and social events, especially when such events involve entertaining at home. It is not that your endeavors cannot be accomplished, it is more a matter of having to work harder to achieve the desired result. You may have a tendency to be jealous of others, especially of those who may be more attractive or possess more in the way of material wealth or status. You may also be the one to arouse such feelings in others. It is good to promote the idea that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery because you may be tempted to adopt the tastes or manners of others-- though, once again, it is also possible it may be the other way around. Under this influence too much or too little emotional input, most likely on your part, can slow many situations down. You may not have as much confidence in yourself, your physical attractiveness, or your talents. Romance does not proceed smoothly, although trying to overcome the interfering obstacles may actually provide a stimulating challenge.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Mercury
Mar 15 through Mar 24, station on Mar 20

Try to simplify things for yourself during this period. Many ideas and much information may come your way but much of it is likely to be repetitious and will only waste your time. Lines of communication tend to get crossed or break down. Equipment may fail just when you need it the most, or the purchase or delivery of machinery may be unavoidably delayed. Read the fine print in all contracts, and count your change in all transactions. Travel plans may run into snags. Information, methods or ideas you present under this influence may duplicate or parallel that of others. In spite of obstacles that must be overcome, success is not impossible to attain. The idea is to keep moving.

 

Transit SATURN conjoined natal Pluto
Feb 16 through Apr 24, station on Mar 22

This period involves the use of power and control. It can be a deeply psychological time. You may experience a resurgence of disappointment over the past, or you struggle to understand and control the current motivations and behavior that developed as a result of the past. Under this influence you may experience the loss of control in a situation that is simply too large for you to readily or efficiently handle. Given more time and sufficient motivation, you will gain the control you desire. For the time being however, it becomes a matter of not being discouraged if you temporarily lack the resources to be the one in charge.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Mars
Mar 24 through Mar 28, exact on Mar 26

The positive energy and vitality that accompanies this influence favors all your physical efforts, the only drawback being that it also promotes a tendency for laziness. Lacking sufficient aggressiveness or the competitive spirit, you may see no necessity for taking advantage of favorable circumstances that are at hand. Avoiding the potential for indolence or a too passive attitude will net ample dividends. Superiors are impressed with your work. Male relationships and dealing with men or masculine products are favored. An excellent time to get a hair cut, attend or participate in sporting events, engage in open confrontation. If other factors do not negate the fortunate influence of this period, this is the best time to undergo surgery or dental work.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Mercury
Mar 9 through Apr 11, exact on Mar 26

Progress during this period may be delayed by frustrating obstacles caused by a variety of annoyances; too much of one thing and not enough of another, wrong information, paying too much or too little attention to details, having so much time that nothing gets finished or having too little time to adequately accomplish something. Tardiness or mechanical failure can be the cause of frustration in travel. The truth is that, in spite of whatever snags develop, much can actually be accomplished, especially if you avoid jumping to conclusions, acting with too much haste, or believing you already know the answers. Patience and a prudent manner in dealing with information and communications will be rewarded with more progress in many situations than you thought could be accomplished when you first started out.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Mars
Mar 25 through Mar 28, exact on Mar 27

Diplomacy is transformed into positive physical actions under this influence. Enthusiasm is high for energetic interactions with others, as it is for most physical activities. This is not the time to be alone. Work or play requires a partner, or at the very least being around others in order to get the stimulation and feedback you need to accomplish things. You'll be delighted to put your efforts behind a wedding, a party, or for that matter, any social event. You may experience enhanced appreciation for elegant cars, luxurious travel, or well-designed machinery of one sort or another. Compliments and appreciation for your talent as well as the cooperation you may receive from others during this period can actually make the difference between success or failure in many of your efforts. Relations with the opposite sex are exceptionally smooth, and if they are not, you can easily promote a more agreeable atmosphere. Life can be very romantic, literally as well as in every other sense of the word. Don't pass up the chance during this fortunate period to pursue creative and artistic endeavors. You are also apt to emerge the winner in most risk-taking ventures.

 

MERCURY transit House Two
Mar 24 through Mar 30, exact on Mar 27

The majority of paper work, writing, meetings, and discussions during this period is likely to involve finances. Transacting business, increasing income, conserving monetary assets, monitoring expenditures, and comparison shopping should be on your agenda these days. Under this influence circumstances you encounter may require that you discuss, or perhaps even defend or reassess your priorities and values.

 

Transit MARS opposed natal Mars
Mar 25 through Mar 31, exact on Mar 28

The biggest potential of this period is that you may have to constantly cope with people whose actions and purposes are diametrically opposed to your own. Under this influence your attempts to physically accomplish something may be appropriately compared to hitting your head against the proverbial stone wall. Making little or no headway, you'll end up wondering why you ever wasted your energy in the first place. Nor will you succeed any better with a show of strength or aggressiveness, since these efforts are apt to be met with an equally determined exhibition of force. It may be difficult to sustain any controlled or stable physical efforts at this time, but things may be easier for you if do not waste what energy you have with anything but the most routine, quietly carried out tasks.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Mar 26 through Mar 31, exact on Mar 28

In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Sun
Mar 28 through Apr 1, exact on Mar 30

Circumstances provide a measure of ego-gratification, the chance for you to feel good about yourself, stronger and more vital. Under this influence an attitude of helpfulness and generosity on your part will reflect well, inspire the same feeling in others toward you, and indirectly benefit your personal goals. You may be given a boost by superiors or others who hold power or influence in your life. Unless negative situations are around to suggest otherwise this is a good time to ask for favors from those in charge. Carpe diem, seize the day. Do not be afraid to go out and create your own opportunity.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Sun
Mar 28 through Apr 1, exact on Mar 30

Social situations in which you find yourself during this period can be ego-massaging experiences. Even better, they may be opportunities that lead to wider recognition of your personal integrity, special talent, and efforts. This potential is not a sure bet mind you. It represents a chance you are either given outright, or one that provides circumstances in which you can successfully create your own opportunity. Under this influence you may get a chance to be in the driver's seat when it comes to gaining cooperation and support from a partner or other allies. A chance encounter or situation may lead to a position of leadership, enhancement of your social status, or other personal success.

 

VENUS transit House Two
Mar 29 through Apr 1, exact on Mar 31

Personal finances, friendships, and your values are going to be stressed during this period. You may have a greater tendency to purchase luxury items. More money than usual is also apt to be spent on social or cultural events as well as expenditures to enhance your appearance or the attractiveness of your environment. The issue of wealth connected with social status may arise is some form. Other considerations you may have while under this influence include joint income or the finances of a joint venture of one kind or another. Should financial matters be disrupted by disagreement you have to play the role of peace-maker.

 

SUN transit House Two
Mar 29 through Apr 2, exact on Mar 31

Your willpower and ego are more concerned with money and material assets and the type of life style and personal status they can provide. Personal priorities and values should also take precedence these days. It is a period for making an honest assessment of what things are really important to you. The negative potentials you may experience include a tendency to overspend in an effort to project a certain image that will impress others. You may let yourself be tempted to use money or status as a wedge to elicit the cooperation or affection of others. Money may be lost because of false pride that won't let you back away from unwise expenditures. The positive potentials include financial gain, either through your own efforts or through the assistance of a parent, boss or other authority figure. Responding positively to the energy surrounding you during this period can give you more motivation to improve your income and personal status.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Uranus
Mar 30 through Apr 3, exact on Apr 1

Under this influence an unorthodox or less-than-traditional partnership or alliance may be on the agenda; proposed either by you or to you. Romantic or social contacts may be the inspiration to adopt highly unique methods to achieve common goals. The social scene you encounter at this time can inspire the spirit of egalitarianism in you, or you may be the one that engenders others with such an attitude. Unless negative circumstances happen to occur to spoil the potential, this may be a fortuitous period for establishing friendship and coordinating group activities. Those viewed by most of society as different or eccentric may be the very individuals you find appealing. In turn others may be attracted to you for the characteristics that make you different or unique. Art and music you encounter now are not likely to follow along traditional lines.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Jupiter
Mar 31 through Apr 3, exact on Apr 1

Capacity for enjoyment increases but keeping things manageable or in proper perspective can be difficult. Under this influence you may be tempted to overstate your sentiments or overdo generosity. Shameless social climbing is a potential to avoid. Social gatherings can bring those who admire your spirituality, knowledge, or sophistication. Let them. Don't ruin their image of you by immodestly agreeing with their flattering assessment. Pursuing the good life may be irresistible and restraint is needed somewhere along the line. During this period you may be of a mind to purchase shoes you do not need, lose money at the races, or settle for less than satisfactory theater tickets just so you can tell others that you saw the show. This is a good time to apply yourself to the sometimes tricky issue of reconciling the law with actual justice. It would be bad timing to take relationships for granted or to dismiss the values of others as unimportant.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Uranus
Mar 30 through Apr 3, exact on Apr 1

You are more inclined to accept or even purposely seek that which is unusual or nontraditional. In turn, others may be just as likely to show greater interest in you, not because of how well you fit in but because of the qualities or aspects of your behavior that make you unique or different. Involvement with groups or associations, socializing with friends, and an emphasis on technical matters are potential targets of your time and attention. The negative potential includes the possibility of experiencing difficulties with others; difficulties that may be caused by stubborn pride or lack of loyalty.

 

Transit SUN square natal Jupiter
Mar 31 through Apr 4, exact on Apr 2

Under this influence you may be tempted to exaggerate your social status, professional position, intellectual accomplishments, or monetary assets. Restlessness or discontent may cause you to behave this way, or others whom you wish to impress may unwittingly serve as the catalysts that inspire your overstatements. Whatever the reason or circumstance, if your desire to identify with some exalted position cannot be resisted, at least make an effort to minimize the damage. Use the energy of your desire to work harder; efforts that ultimately may turn what was once a false boast into reality. Be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge or skills to those in charge. The chances of winning a contest or cashing in on speculative ventures at this time are slim. If you do emerge a winner, do not push your luck. Take the money or victory and quit while you are ahead.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Mars
Mar 31 through Apr 5, exact on Apr 2

Ideas can successfully be turned into physical realities during this period. Words cause actions to flow smoothly and, in turn, actions give greater meaning to words. It is an excellent time to prepare, present, or receive travel plans, travel brochures, instructions related to physical tasks or goals, and written or verbal descriptions of physical events. Under this influence surgical procedures, especially those that involve the head, nerves, or sensory organs, are favored. Business transactions, manufacturing, sports events, military maneuvers, building, engineering, and mechanical projects are apt to be highly productive ventures. It is also a favorable period for engaging in such personal services as a manicure or haircut. Too much talk and not enough action is the only real threat to success.

 

Transit MARS conjoined natal Sun
Mar 31 through Apr 6, exact on Apr 3

During this period you experience a surge of vitality--a stronger identification with so-called male energy. Your inner determination becomes stronger, and ego gratification is the guiding force behind many of your physical actions. You energetically go after things or people in a number of ways depending on the circumstances. Under this influence, your actions may result in an act of great courage, aggressive push to get ahead, enthusiastic endorsement, or demonstration in one form or another of your integrity and principles. You either encounter physical challenges or purposely initiate direct confrontations and competitive or risky situations. You may be well able and willing to physically handle whatever comes along during this period (or at least believe that you can) but take care that your actions and activities do not strain your heart or spine or result in sunburn or injuries to your head or face.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Mercury
Apr 2 through Apr 5, exact on Apr 3

Others may think your manner of expressing thoughts and ideas is too abrupt or even rude. There is as much potential that you may also find the reverse is true, and it is others who will lack adequate or polite forms of communication. If such interactions are allowed to proceed past initially disagreeable impressions, the continuing contacts are apt to become intellectually stimulating and provocative. Under this influence traveling with others, working with a partner or other allies on intellectual or artistic endeavors, or planning meetings and social activities may hit a few snags. However, the thing to keep in mind is that not only is it possible for any of these endeavors to succeed the challenge they present can turn out to be a lot more fun than you anticipated. Compromise in contract negotiations or establishing common goals in partnership and other joint ventures may be harder to achieve. Commercial activities related to the beauty business, art, music, jewelry, flowers, design, diplomacy, and the law are other activities that may turn out successfully, but only after a certain amount of delay or resolution of discrepancies. Others seek your advice.

 

Transit SUN square natal Mercury
Apr 2 through Apr 6, exact on Apr 4

You may be kept busier than usual with writing or other communications. Others may seek your advice or opinion and you have to scramble for the information they require. Pay closer attention to what you hear or read. It is likely to contain something worth knowing. Those in charge may criticize your ideas and opinions, or perhaps their objection concerns the manner in which you choose to express yourself. Take such discouragement in stride because it doesn't necessarily mean you are wrong. If your ideas are solid and well-organized, all you need is patience, determination, and the willingness to try various approaches in presenting them to others until something works. Avoid indulging in false promises, boasting, and misleading information, and do not allow yourself to become frustrated or fooled by others who do. When in traffic you can expect to encounter arrogant or careless drivers.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Saturn
Apr 3 through Apr 7, exact on Apr 5

What seems like rejection may not be, or what may actually be rejection can work to your advantage. Unhappiness at being unable to afford the cost of something may go much deeper than regretting the lack of money. Gaining love and affection or something that you want will not be easy, and, once it is achieved, you may not want the accompanying responsibilities. Socializing is difficult. You are not necessarily more antisocial but since current circumstances may prevent you from being able to enjoy yourself, you prefer to be alone. Under this influence what seems most attractive may turn out to be the least desirable. In return for cooperation or favors you seek, you must be willing to give something of equal value in return-- otherwise you may get nothing at all or a poor imitation of what you wanted. Overworry is more than possible, especially related to legal matters, romance, impending social engagements, or debates. The final result is apt to be success, but whether all goes smoothly because or in spite of the fact that you worried so much is debatable.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Uranus
Apr 3 through Apr 9, exact on Apr 6

Physical circumstances during this period may give you a chance to introduce a change or new concepts into some aspect of your life or the lives of others. This influence implies opportunity to take advantage of new or nontraditional methods, as well as situations that give you a chance to demonstrate unique methods that you have devised. Other potentials include circumstances that allow you to change current methods, machinery, or mechanical devices in such a way that more people will be able to take advantage of them. Either that, or you have a chance to benefit from such changes that were made by others. Taking advantage of the energy of this influence, you may be able to inspire and coordinate group efforts to accomplish certain tasks.

 

Transit SUN square natal Saturn
Apr 4 through Apr 8, exact on Apr 6

This is a time when hard work, organization, and planning will stand you in good stead. If you have not previously conducted your affairs in this manner, you may now wish that you had. You may not initiate or be in control of the events and circumstances that occur under this influence, but you will nevertheless be called upon to measure up, to take a responsible position in some way. Life may be, or seem to be, more somber than usual. Your timing is off and you are more easily discouraged by problems you may usually regard as minor annoyances. The answer is to forge ahead. Forget instant gratification. Wait for the rewards or real enjoyment to come later.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Pluto
Apr 5 through Apr 8, exact on Apr 7

Interactions at this time are apt to trigger more serious responses than the circumstances might indicate. Something that is said or done in an innocent social or light-hearted context may stir up old memories, deep passions, and even deep anger and resentment. Whether you are the one that is aroused or you inspire such reactions in others is not always easy to predict. Being aware of the potential of such an occurrence and staying in control of your reactions at least, are the keys to dealing with whatever comes along. You should not, for instance, deliberately antagonize others or seek to arouse their jealousy, since such a plan would automatically backfire or result in something even worse. If faced with your own internal conflicts set off by innocent (and even not so innocent) gestures on the part of others, much will be gained if you can manage to rise to the challenge by turning such negative energy to some constructive purpose.

 

Transit SUN square natal Pluto
Apr 7 through Apr 11, exact on Apr 9

Circumstances during this period may demand a show of willpower, stamina, and a willingness on your part to investigate and get to the bottom of things. Thoroughness is a must if you want to succeed. Direct confrontations, deliberate actions, and keen observations are your best strategies. Do not reveal plans or betray a confidence. Under this influence areas of your life where you have gained the most control may be challenged or invaded by others. A self-defeating attitude now can cause you to become your own worst enemy. A debt of honor may be due.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Venus
Apr 8 through Apr 11, exact on Apr 10

It would be hard to find disagreeable circumstances at the present time. You are as attracted to others as they are to you. Situations you create are as pleasant as the situations you are likely to encounter. The only trouble, if you think there needs to be trouble, is that everything may be just a bit too nice. If you need a more competitive or aggressive atmosphere to stir you into action, this is not the time to expect to find it. Should you happen to find or stir up such agitated situations, they are not likely to result in anything productive or enjoyable. Under this influence activities related to fashion, design, and the arts are successful.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Moon
Apr 9 through Apr 12, exact on Apr 10

Romance and/or the pleasant atmosphere of polite manners and agreeable dispositions may be a vital part of your current circumstances, giving you a chance to improve the quality and enjoyment of life. This period may provide an excellent opportunity to express your feelings to a romantic partner, spouse, family members, female friends, and children. A cooperative attitude and conciliatory gestures on your part may also result in better relationships with disgruntled relatives. Under this influence a chance encounter may ultimately lead to enhancing the attractiveness and harmony of your domestic environment, enjoying amiable dinner parties and other social activities in your home-- and for you personally, perhaps to making an improvement in diet, health, or physical attractiveness.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Venus
Apr 10 through Apr 14, exact on Apr 12

Others find you very attractive and openly express their admiration or affection. Superiors are impressed and favorably disposed toward recognizing your talent which makes this an appropriate time to ask for favors or a promotion. Romantic relationships and female relationships in general are encouraged. You can move forward with social plans, artistic endeavors, matters that pertain to luxury items and beautification projects. Luck is with you, especially in your dealings with other people. Partnership or other alliances, joint ventures and public relations efforts initiated under this influence are likely to be successful. You come out ahead in debates and judgments are in your favor. Don't let laziness, overindulgence or taking too much for granted spoil what should be a fortunate and enjoyable period.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Moon
Apr 11 through Apr 15, exact on Apr 13

Current circumstances promise opportunity, a chance for you to make your life more efficient. Others, for example, may show up to help, keep you company, or provide emotional support. Something or someone can come along to create an emotional high for you, which in turn can also make you feel physically more vital. Creative projects go well. Events and information you encounter can be used as opportunities to enhance your creativity and imagination. Opportunities also exist with regard to women, infants, home and domestic projects. Under this influence you may get the chance to express your feelings. In addition to the possibility of enjoying smoother personal relationships, interactions with most people are apt to be much easier. Take advantage of this atmosphere to establish better rapport or discuss problems. This is a good day to socialize, especially at home. Invite your boss or those with influence home for dinner.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Jupiter
Mar 30 through May 3, exact on Apr 15

This influence is likely to pass without significant occurrence. It may nevertheless be considered as a time to curb any undue tendency on your part to find optimism where none is warranted. You are tempted to think that certain unpleasant situations would not occur if only you were wealthier, more prominent, or more knowledgeable. If you allow such foolishness to discourage you from tackling obstacles and getting things accomplished, you have only yourself to blame. Skip the excuses and cynicism and and you'll get much further than you think.

 

Transit JUPITER opposed natal Uranus
Apr 2 through May 7, exact on Apr 18
 

This is an unfavorable period for group activities. Everyone goes off in opposite directions in spite of the most rigorous efforts to coordinate everything. This is a time when circumstances make it difficult for you to be part of a group or function in the role you play in the lives of others; as spouse, relative, lover, friend, or associate. Greater need for freedom and independence may be the problem in these relationships, or opposing views or goals may create the difficulties. It is important to realize that you will probably not be able to remove the forces that oppose you, which only leaves you the option of finding a constructive way to work around them or with them. This is not a successful period for business matters, especially with regard to organizational finances and fund-raising efforts.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Neptune
Apr 18 through Apr 21, exact on Apr 19

You can be a master of disguise -- become whatever others want you to be--and get away with it. At least for the time being. There is no guarantee a charade of any kind will last beyond this influence. However, for theatrical, artistic, and even spiritual purposes you can be very inspiring. The entire scenario may be just as true in reverse. The people and situations you encounter during this period will take on certain characteristics you need them to have, whether or not they possess these traits under ordinary circumstances. In either case, you can take advantage of the positive possibilities while remaining aware of the illusionary effects. Under this influence romance, promotional activities, and joint ventures are intuitively in synch. Such endeavors can be highly successful, especially if those involved as well as their goals are able to withstand an inevitable confrontation with reality. A wonderful period to seek a more glamorous image, to photograph and be photographed, to dance or learn to dance, to participate in social events that benefit a charitable or religious organization, and to take a vacation by the sea.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Mars
Apr 18 through Apr 22, exact on Apr 20

Competitive spirits are aroused in your current circumstances. As long as you don't become overly aggressive, or allow others to assume that manner in dealing with you, the potential for excitement and stimulation of a physical nature can lead to some great adventures. You can use the added energy for many things, not the least of which is to burn off calories, accomplish the tasks at hand, and enjoy the stimulation of challenging interactions with the opposite sex. Don't overreact physically to insult and allow the pursuit of pleasure or revenge to rob you of what might have been just the right prod you needed to get moving. Maturity is needed.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Venus
Apr 18 through Apr 24, exact on Apr 21

Opportunities that may lead to romance, social activities, partnership, and joint ventures are potentials implied by this period. There is no guarantee that such potentials will automatically come your way. Success is more likely to be the result of deliberately putting yourself in situations that generate such opportunities. This favorable influence encourages you to help others attain their goals, and in return, you will be able to ask for their assistance in your own efforts. Legal matters, contract negotiations, enhancement of your physical appearance, and artistic projects may eventually be successful as a result of opportunities offered by present circumstances.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Mars
Apr 19 through Apr 24, exact on Apr 22

Ideas can successfully be turned into physical realities during this period. Words cause actions to flow smoothly and, in turn, actions give greater meaning to words. It is an excellent time to prepare, present, or receive travel plans, travel brochures, instructions related to physical tasks or goals, and written or verbal descriptions of physical events. Under this influence surgical procedures, especially those that involve the head, nerves, or sensory organs, are favored. Business transactions, manufacturing, sports events, military maneuvers, building, engineering, and mechanical projects are apt to be highly productive ventures. It is also a favorable period for engaging in such personal services as a manicure or haircut. Too much talk and not enough action is the only real threat to success.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Moon
Apr 19 through Apr 25, exact on Apr 22

Your personal environment is likely to be pretty smooth during this period. Schedules are not interrupted, machinery hums along as it should, everyone does what they are supposed to, and tasks are accomplished on time and with little effort. Creativity and imagination are enhanced. Your actions are more apt to be guided by instinct and intuition. Efforts related to home, family and nutrition are not only successful but emotionally satisfying. This is an excellent time for planting seeds. Activities involving or related to women and babies are highly favored. Under this influence you do not feel the need to compete with anyone, not even yourself. If something comes along that you enjoy you will have plenty of enthusiasm and energy to pursue it.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Sun
Apr 22 through Apr 25, exact on Apr 23

You may find yourself in disagreement with others over principles or value judgments during this period. In the end it may be a matter of having to artfully explain your position while letting others have an equal right to their own opinions. The potential for discord may cause strained relations, but it is not likely to inspire major upsets. Under this influence a situation that initially seems to threaten your integrity or ego is apt to dissipate quickly in the atmosphere of highly stimulating interactions that occur. Interactions that, for the most part, are likely to result in a tacit willingness to agree to disagree. Avoid exaggerating your own importance in social settings. Let others approach you. If they flatter and compliment you or offer a position of leadership, keep your responses modest. If, on the other hand, they offer insult or object to your presence or status, your most effective strategy is not to respond in kind.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Neptune
Apr 23 through Apr 27, exact on Apr 25

A time when others, especially superiors, may be impressed with your imagination, spirituality, and sensitivity. They may also be impressed with your charitable acts or your skills in such particular areas as those that involve photography, swimming, sailing, water sports or therapy, or dancing. With or without the presence of superiors or other people around all the same things may nevertheless be enhanced for you in some way. Activities especially favored now also include covert activities and handling highly confidential matters. Others may be attracted to you, or you to them, by something that seems unattainable or mysterious. This is a time to follow hunches, pay attention to dreams, and allow yourself to become truly inspired spiritually and artistically in whatever way presents itself.

 

Transit SUN square natal Mars
Apr 23 through Apr 27, exact on Apr 25

Physical energy and stimulation arise either from within yourself or in the circumstances you encounter. The key to using it successfully however, is not to push too hard. Avoid anger and frustration in trying to carry out the demands of superiors. If others challenge what you are doing or get in your way, don't stop to prove anything or engage in time- and energy-wasting maneuvers. Simply keep moving along. The spirit of competition is easily inspired but nothing will be accomplished if aggressiveness is allowed to get out of hand. Under this influence too much stress and strain could adversely affect your heart or head.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Jupiter
Apr 24 through Apr 27, exact on Apr 25

Fortunate social opportunities are at hand these days. If they do not automatically come your way, it's a signal to go out and create opportunity for yourself. Participation in social events may turn out to be extremely beneficial for you, especially if such activities are connected with religious and political interests, cultural pursuits, higher education, long distance travel, or that involve those of another race or culture. Opportunities you encounter under this influence may lead to success in publishing, advertising, or broadcasting. Joining a theater group, gourmet cooking class, or travel club may also be on your agenda. Try your luck with the lottery, horse races, or other sporting events and you may emerge a winner.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Apr 24 through Apr 28, exact on Apr 27

In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

 

MARS transit House One
Apr 24 through Apr 29, exact on Apr 27

This is likely to be a physically active period for you. The energizing influence it brings arouses your competitive spirit and inspires you to be more aggressive, perhaps even physically combative, than you may ordinarily be. Should contrary influences in the current circumstances prevent you from actually being more energetic, you are still likely to want to give others the impression of being very busy. You may be less patient and more restless. Many of your physical activities these days are directed to satisfying personal needs and goals. Consciously or subconsciously you seek to bring everything into your world rather than the other way around. If you have an accident or experience illness at this time, it is apt to involve your head or face. Be careful when handling sharp objects and hot or explosive materials.

 

VENUS transit House Three
Apr 25 through Apr 28, exact on Apr 27

The use of flattery, charm, and a sense of humor on your part can be most persuasive during this period. Unless negative circumstances definitely point to the contrary, you should have no trouble in gaining favors from others. You'll have pleasant relations with neighbors and people with whom you come in daily contact. If such contacts have been troubled in the past this is a good time to improve them. Under this influence you may also have a greater urge or perhaps opportunity to increase contacts or improve relationships with brothers, sisters, cousins, and in-laws. You may visit or contact nieces or nephews away at college. You'll find that some of your best social opportunities these days are right in your immediate environment.

 

MERCURY transit House Two
Apr 25 through Apr 29, exact on Apr 27

The majority of paper work, writing, meetings, and discussions during this period is likely to involve finances. Transacting business, increasing income, conserving monetary assets, monitoring expenditures, and comparison shopping should be on your agenda these days. Under this influence circumstances you encounter may require that you discuss, or perhaps even defend or reassess your priorities and values.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Mercury
Apr 26 through Apr 29, exact on Apr 27

During this period you can expect to receive as well as to send some good news. Now is also the time to establish successful business partnerships and other joint ventures. Under this influence you are apt to travel first class. Meetings and discussion groups can be a particularly enjoyable experience. Communications flourish. You'll know just what to say and when to say it. You may feel the urge to write a love letter, romance novel, song, poetry, or biographical sketch, and may particularly enjoy reading such material as well. Success can be achieved in many kinds of endeavors including public relations, community activities, counseling, legal matters, debates, and negotiations. The potential is also high for success should you be involved in commercial transactions related to beauty, jewelry, luxury items, books, flowers, fashions, interior design, architecture, the arts, and social planning.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Uranus
Apr 27 through Apr 30, exact on Apr 29

Communications, ideas, information, and methods that you deal with during this period are not apt to have much of a personal application or content, having more to do with your outer environment than with your personal problems or goals. Though they can of course filter down to a more personal application later, the primary issues you may be concerned with under this influence are likely to involve larger societal issues and activities. Your personal communications, information, or even travel at this time may be considered unique, nontraditional, or out of synch with everything or everyone else. Technical information, computers, software, international finances, and the newsletters or business affairs of organizations to which you belong may be on your agenda.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Jupiter
Apr 27 through May 1, exact on Apr 29

Information and ideas have to be gathered, methods discussed, and choices made. On top of that, you may experience difficulty and frustration when you try to organize everything simply because of the volume of things that can come your way during this period. Under this influence details can easily slip away, so you have to make sure that you get all of the information you need, and that the information you get is accurate. The other possibility is that you become involved with so many details it becomes difficult for you to see the overall picture. You must also avoid the potential tendency to exaggerate or expand on a situation or the information at hand. All in all, progress is likely to occur one way or another.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Saturn
Apr 28 through May 1, exact on Apr 29

You have a wonderful chance to succeed if you seek to establish solid, long-lasting relationships during this period. Romance as well as friendships are based on mutual commitment and responsibility along with love and affection. Others are attracted to your maturity and accomplishment. Endeavors that involve formal agreements, diplomacy, contracts, and other legal matters are likely to produce long-lasting, successful results. Your efforts to bring organization and stability to social groups will not go unrewarded. Should you happen to be seeking a position of greater authority at this time, others will favor your promotion.

 

Transit SUN square natal Sun
Apr 27 through May 2, exact on Apr 30

Circumstances during this period are likely to test your self-confidence and willpower. Success may depend simply on your ability to withstand the demands of others, especially those in positions of authority. You may have to cope with situations that cause you to doubt that you are right or that you will be successful in what you are doing. Under this influence failure is not necessarily meant to be the outcome. It suggests that you can and will be able to accomplish what you set out to do, but not without first overcoming frustration or discouragement. You may be particularly busy at this time living up to promises or commitments that you have made or that others have made for you.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Pluto
Apr 29 through May 3, exact on May 1

Interactions during this period, even on a casual basis, are apt to stimulate deeper responses than usual. They may lead to closer examination of your reactions and motivations in dealing with other people, though you may or may not choose to share the results of this self-analysis with anyone. Current circumstances may engender inclination and opportunity to measure how much, or how little as the case may be, personal influence and control you exert in a partnership and other alliances and with other people in general. This is an excellent time to test your ability to plan, control, and execute every detail of social events, negotiations, debates, diplomatic overtures, and legal matters.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Mercury
Apr 29 through May 3, exact on May 1

Try to simplify things for yourself during this period. Many ideas and much information may come your way but much of it is likely to be repetitious and will only waste your time. Lines of communication tend to get crossed or break down. Equipment may fail just when you need it the most, or the purchase or delivery of machinery may be unavoidably delayed. Read the fine print in all contracts, and count your change in all transactions. Travel plans may run into snags. Information, methods or ideas you present under this influence may duplicate or parallel that of others. In spite of obstacles that must be overcome, success is not impossible to attain. The idea is to keep moving.

 

JUPITER transit House Eight
Apr 14 through Jul 9, exact on May 2 & Jul 9

Joint income, investments, collection of debts, taxes, insurance, and the settlement of estate matters are areas affected by the current influence. The potential outcome is tricky to predict since it includes circumstances that can increase assets, as well as situations that diminish assets through overestimation and extravagance. Requests for financial assistance are likely to be favored. Progress and the growth of knowledge are easier to achieve with respect to analysis, investigation, or research. Enjoyment is apt to be felt on a much deeper level these days, and to spring as much from psychological satisfaction as physical gratification. Greater sexual enjoyment is a commonly expected consequence of this influence. However, the broader possibilities include gaining deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of sex as well as other forces of nature.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Jupiter
Apr 30 through May 4, exact on May 2

Be ready to expand your intellectual horizons because success during this period involves taking advantage of opportunities to learn as well as to demonstrate your own knowledge or expertise. Under this influence children in your life are also favored with regard to opportunities for their higher education or training. Advertising or direct-mail promotions are special avenues of opportunity. Spiritual guidance and participation in religious activities, cultural pursuits, and political activities are other possible sources of opportunity for you. Be alert to any situation that may enhance your influence or status. Superiors or authority figures may be instrumental in helping you get something published or assist you with long distance travel plans. Opportunities may also lead to ultimate success with regard to court decisions or the job and health of a parent.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Saturn
May 1 through May 4, exact on May 3

You may not know exactly what to do with the information, ideas, or methods you encounter during this period. A particular item may seem very interesting and even valuable but trying to use or apply it, you run into difficulties or restrictions of one kind or another. It may simply be a case of not being able to put the idea or method to practical use for the time being, perhaps even for a long period of time, but someday it will come in handy. Under this influence attempts at organization and planning may be hampered, either by too much perfectionism or lack of time. Even if you are usually very efficient and organized, the very document, book, or other item you need cannot be located. You may be required to redo or complete a task you thought was finished. Eventually everything will get straightened out and you will have some progress to show for your efforts.

 

SUN transit House Three
May 2 through May 6, exact on May 4

Under this influence your mental processes are energized. Filled with many new ideas, you have an increased urge to read more, gather all kinds of information, and to learn new things. A greater need to communicate with others can enhance your effectiveness in doing so. During this period you may become extremely busy; planning projects, attending meetings, running errands, and taking short trips. Buying a computer, new car, and communications equipment, or upgrading your present systems and machines may be on the agenda. Interactions and social activities with siblings as well as neighbors are likely to increase, and you may be asked to assume a position of leadership in community affairs. You may be more assertive in expressing yourself these days but you must avoid the negative potential, which is to think that your own ideas and opinions are the only ones worth listening to. Whether or not the people and circumstances you encounter during this period are enjoyable and pleasant it is in your best interests to turn every situation into a positive learning experience.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Pluto
May 3 through May 6, exact on May 5

Under this influence you may take some things too seriously. Don't try to read between the lines when there is really nothing to find. Don't waste time looking for hidden motives in what others are doing when their actions may be perfectly innocent. You may tend to become too intense or place too much importance on what in reality may be a relatively innocuous idea or piece of information. The reverse may also be true when others take your ideas or actions far more seriously than you had intended. Valuable time can be lost or you can jeopardize a position of personal power or control you enjoy if you manipulate a situation or the information and ideas you get from others to your own advantage. This is also true if you allow others to behave in such a manner. In spite of frustrating obstacles that can turn up during this period, much progress can be gained if you maintain a patient, reasonable attitude.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Mercury
May 3 through May 7, exact on May 5

This is a favorable time to travel; whether it involves running errands in your own neighborhood or long distance trips for business and pleasure. It is also a good time for the purchase, sale or repair of equipment. Work that involves your mechanical or design skills is favored, as are business transactions, contracts and negotiations. Writing, teaching, study, and communication are other areas of potential success under this influence. Relationships with co-workers, neighbors, and siblings are encouraged. Attending meetings and other group activities gives a chance to exchange ideas and information as well as to make contacts that may later prove very valuable.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Saturn
May 5 through May 9, exact on May 7

Hard work, planning and organization can really pay off during this period. That those in charge will be suitably impressed by your past efforts is only one of the rewards you can reap. On the other hand, if your previous activities have not been carefully planned or organized, this period can successfully mark the beginning of such efforts. It will be well worth your while to accept whatever responsibilities come along, and to initiate important projects that will require long-term efforts, especially if they are related to real estate, business, building, or engineering. Use the fortunate potential of this influence to seek favors from those in authority and those who are older, wiser, and have more experience than yourself. In turn, if you allow others to benefit from your own seniority and experience you will also gain a distinct advantage.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Venus
May 6 through May 9, exact on May 7

Planning social events, discussing redecorating projects, devising diplomatic maneuvers, negotiating contracts, and taking legal actions are favored during this period. It is also a fortunate time for the sale or purchase of art, music, flowers, jewelry, clothes, and luxury items. Under this influence travel is more pleasurable. You'll benefit from instructions in art or music and succeed in exhibits of arts and crafts. You are apt to be more inspired than usual when it comes to knowing just the right thing to say and who to say it to. Engendering cooperation among people, or between yourself and others, should be an easy matter. Joint ventures and discussions with partners and allies concerning common goals are apt to be highly successful. Counseling, whether you are the giver or receiver, has excellent results.

 

Transit MARS opposed natal Neptune
May 5 through May 10, exact on May 8

Efforts are apt to come to nothing, or at least not accomplish the purpose for which they were intended. This unfortunate potential should not become an excuse to remain totally idle, since many efforts that are carried out on a daily or routine basis are not necessarily threatened during this period. However, the prospect of erosion chipping away at the available physical energy and enthusiasm would suggest that it is not wise to invest your time and efforts in new activities or vague, disorganized projects. Under this influence charitable acts can be misguided. Work methods are inept, inefficient, or incorrect. Water sports pose the risk of danger, as do fishing trips, ocean cruises, and work that involves photography, gas, oil, and explosive or corrosive chemicals. It is not a favorable time for you to try new medication, take an anesthetic, alcohol, and drugs. Illusion and deception are constant threats. This influence has a strong potential for surprise attack. Be alert but not paranoid.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Moon
May 6 through May 9, exact on May 8

You are apt to be emotionally influenced in some way by the information, opinions, and ideas that come to you during this period. The situations you experience represent a chance to express your feelings or fulfill some personal desire. Other possibilities include opportunities to visit or communicate with out-of-town relatives, and to find ways at home to more effectively communicate with family members. Under this influence circumstances may present an opportunity for you to buy or sell your home or other real estate and domestic items. You may also get a chance to improve your diet, health, and physical fitness as a result of the people and situations you encounter.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Pluto
May 7 through May 12, exact on May 9

This period brings opportunity to use the past in some positive way. You may, for example, come across valuable information by reviewing old magazines or doing research. You may get the chance to either collect or repay an old debt or favor. Superiors or those with influence in your life may suggest opportunities that result in better use of your special skills as well as your monetary and other material resources. Under this influence it is advantageous to get rid of what you no longer need or want. If you are not certain of how to recycle or sell your things, it is an opportune period to seek such advice. Take advantage of any chance to renovate your environment and to gain greater control over it. A good time to deal with self-control, psychological analysis, and to get to the bottom of things.

 

Transit JUPITER trine natal Sun
Apr 21 through Jun 29, exact on May 12 & Jun 29

The increased potential for fortunate circumstances during this period, may bring you honor, recognition, and just plain good luck. Ego-gratifying experiences are what this influence is all about. Your ambitions and goals expand and there is an excellent chance you will succeed in attaining them. The sphere of your personal influence grows with minimum effort on your part. If you want to attain a position of leadership, this would definitely be a time to surge ahead with such a goal. Your generosity, integrity, and courage are not only enhanced by current circumstances, but these traits will be recognized and admired by others. As with all good fortune, however, there is danger of misusing it. You may feel too content with yourself or overconfident that things are going well. Taking things too much for granted, you may be prompted to do nothing to change the status quo and thereby miss the advantages that may have come your way. Though most situations you encounter will no doubt be fortunate, some of the luck implied during this period may also be a case of keeping a bad situation from being worse than it might otherwise have been. An example would be someone who is passed over for a promotion to supervisor; a seemingly unfortunate situation. However, two days later all the supervisors are fired.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Neptune
May 12 through May 15, exact on May 14

There is potential for some really mystical experiences at this time. However, it is more apt to be a case of your having to overlook flaws or less than ideal circumstances, in order to gain something pleasurable or achieve something just as important as your idea of perfection. Under this influence you may be more vulnerable to false flattery and likely to suffer from disillusionment, so this isn't the best time to make agreements or get involved socially, romantically, or legally. Though there may be rejection of casual social or romantic overtures, the rejection may be a lucky stroke for everyone concerned. The only real danger you may encounter is adverse reactions to drugs or alcohol.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Mars
May 13 through May 16, exact on May 14

Current circumstances may offer a chance to turn romantic, artistic or musical desires into physical realities. Just an opportunity mind you, not a sure thing. You must be willing to take advantage of situations and aggressively follow through until success becomes a reality. Others may offer proposals for various types of affirmative action, any of which may turn out to be very successful. No matter what happens under this influence there may be a dynamic role for you to play somewhere along the line. If you grab or create the chance to play such a role, and you play it well, the consequences are likely to be fortunate for everyone concerned. Watch for opportunities that could lead to success in cooperative efforts, diplomatic quests, and legal suits. A good period to also take advantage of any situation that might increase your interest and success in sports, physical fitness, and work projects.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Neptune
May 14 through May 16, exact on May 15

This is a tricky time. Even though luck is on your side, there are no guarantees that you will make proper use of the information, ideas, or activities you experience. Reality will probably not be allowed to intrude as inspiration and instincts rule the day. Your imagination and intuition are enhanced and can prove to be highly useful by putting you in the right place at the right time. Under this influence certain activities are favored such as photography, illusion, charitable causes, design of footwear, swim wear, and boats, spiritual guidance, promotion, advertising, travel on or over water, the sale or purchase of waterfront property, marine equipment, swim gear, seafood, oil, liquor, and drugs.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Mars
May 14 through May 17, exact on May 15

Trying to physically get things done during this period is apt to be frustrating. Incorrect information or directions may cause you to be too early or too late to accomplish a certain goal. The car may break down or public transportation delays throw off your travel schedule. Purchase of a car or other equipment may develop snags. Others may say things or use methods that provoke you to anger. Under this influence it is to your ultimate advantage to avoid rash behavior, and to make sure you understand the information you receive. No matter what headaches turn up, literally and figuratively, you are still liable to make measurable progress. You are likely to be more competitive or aggressive, which, in itself, can help you accomplish more. Protect yourself against airborne colds and fever, and take extra precautions when handling electrical equipment and volatile materials.

 

VENUS transit House Four
May 16 through May 19, exact on May 17

Entertaining at home and encouraging social gatherings within your family should be among the priorities on your agenda these days. This is a period that also favors redecorating or enhancing the physical appearance of your home; adding books, music, or art to improve the quality as well as the looks of your domestic environment. Your efforts should also include promoting harmonious relationships between family members. Other concerns you encounter under this influence may involve real estate negotiations, legal matters connected with a family business, or the artistic endeavors of a parent.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Sun
May 16 through May 19, exact on May 18

If others are ever to be impressed by your honesty, integrity, and worth as an individual, this is the time for you to demonstrate these qualities. If you ever wanted others to take note of your leadership ability, or even if all you want is to prove to yourself that you possess some measure of it, this is the time to go out of your way to seek situations that exhibit this trait. Unless negative circumstances also happen to occur to spoil the otherwise fortunate influence, this can be a very lucky time. Your inner vitality and self-image thrive. You are more generous to others, and others will tend to treat you in similar fashion. The situations and interactions with others you experience during this period are likely to give you reason to be proud of yourself. You may find yourself quite an enthusiastic entertainer or host. Social events, such as banquets and other formal affairs, in which you participate are apt to be joint ventures. There is also potential that such activities will be held in your honor, or in honor of the efforts of a partner or other allies, superiors, and other authority figures in your life.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Sun
May 17 through May 19, exact on May 18

There is likely to be some problem or frustration in connection with information or ideas that come your way during this period. You will be offended if what you read or hear happens to be in the form of criticism. Even if it wasn't meant to be taken personally, you may tend to react to it that way. Those who give you instructions or directions must be careful not to impinge on your authority or damage your ego. On the other hand, if you refuse to let ego or stubbornness interfere with your willingness to accept the ideas, methods, or information you are given, and patiently overcome any other obstacles that turn up along the way, progress is possible.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Jupiter
May 15 through May 21, exact on May 18

Unless negative circumstances also occur at this time and discourage the otherwise potential benefits of this period, your general status will greatly improve. Success is apt to be the result of just about anything you attempt. Efforts rarely come to nothing under this influence. Even a failed effort is likely to result in some better prospect. This is definitely the time to promote and demonstrate the position and knowledge you have achieved. You are highly favored in activities that involve long-distance travel, writing, publishing, theater, dance, art, religion, politics, law, investment and finances, and sports. Gambles and other risk-taking ventures are likely to pay off. Men in your life, especially a male parent, are also favored at this time-- and your own good fortune may also come through them. This is a period in which to grab and savor everything that brings enjoyment, humor, truth, and the good life. Do not however, let overconfidence in your own ability, the pursuit of pleasure, or laziness spoil the potential success of enterprises.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Jupiter
May 18 through May 20, exact on May 19

Letters, phone calls, and other communications during this period are apt to contain opportunities related to your association with those of another culture or race, higher education, long distance travel, religious or political activities, or cultural events. Circumstances may lead to hearing from or receiving news about relatives, in particular your father or your in-laws. Under this influence other opportunities can be found by placing or responding to advertisements or direct-mail promotions.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Uranus
May 18 through May 21, exact on May 20

Opportunities that lead to unusual or nontraditional social contacts, romantic encounters, organizational meetings, as well as proposals for partnership or other alliances may be part of your current circumstances. The one thing in common these situations share is that they offer you an opportunity to be a part of something outside of yourself while still retaining your own individuality. Under this influence you may be more egalitarian when it comes to accepting or judging others. Either those you meet engender this humanitarian attitude in you, or you are able to inspire it in them. You may experience being uniquely a part of your own generation in certain social situations.

 

MERCURY transit House Three
May 19 through May 21, exact on May 20

You are no doubt going to be busier than usual during this period. Some of the more likely targets of your increased efforts include business projects (especially sales), contacts with siblings, correspondence, educational meetings, neighborhood activities, errands, or travel. Information and ideas are flowing. Under this influence your time and attention may also be taken up with such concerns as cars and other vehicles, computers, or mechanical and electrical equipment for home or office.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Mercury
May 19 through May 22, exact on May 20

Unbiased information and ideas lead the way right now. Devoid of emotional need or egotistical input, the ideas and information you apply and the activities in which you are involved make rapid progress. There is an easy exchange of talk and assistance at meeting and discussion groups. Mechanical projects proceed smoothly and so does travel. A good time for running errands, answering correspondence, gathering information, and launching neighborhood activities.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Mercury
May 19 through May 24, exact on May 21

Current circumstances imply opportunity to physically touch base with others-- to exchange ideas and information. Contacts and activities with neighbors and/or siblings are apt to be especially stimulating, physically as well as mentally. Advantageous circumstances may present you with a chance to initiate projects related to writing, direct-mail promotions, or publishing. You may run across a bargain that leads to the purchase or sale of a car or other vehicle. A chance to travel may also come your way. Valuable information or ideas may be waiting for you if you take an opportunity to catch up on correspondence and reading. Take advantage of any situation that allows you to use or develop mechanical, computer, or artistic skills. Meetings and discussion groups can provide a forum for you to inspire others to take affirmative action, or, perhaps your participation in such get-togethers will stimulate you to take such action.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Saturn
May 21 through May 23, exact on May 22

You may really begin to appreciate the organization you have tried to impose and the knowledge you have managed to acquire. Others may reward you handsomely for your advice and consultation. During this period information and ideas you receive will be a valuable addition to what you have already learned, and you may acquire knowledge or develop basic skills you were unable or unwilling to learn when you were younger. Under this influence others will support your promotion or increased authority. Attempts to find practical, long-lasting solutions are successful, as are endeavors related to social security, insurance, taxes, and government officials or similar authority figures.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Pluto
May 22 through May 24, exact on May 23
 

Watch for information and ideas related to self-control and willpower. They represent opportunities that may lead to improvement in mental health and physical fitness, an enhancement of organizational skills and effectiveness at work or at home, and help you attain greater levels of self-discipline. Such opportunities may not come automatically or appear in an obvious way, so you may have to go out and actively seek information or methods that will help you attain greater personal power. It may be in this very search that the opportunity you are looking for is to be found.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Saturn
May 22 through May 27, exact on May 24

If you are a well-prepared, organized individual with definite goals, you are in the best position to take advantage of opportunities that come along during this period. Nor should you hesitate to go out and deliberately create opportunities to demonstrate your experience and maturity. If you are not such a highly structured, goal-oriented individual, the people and situations you encounter under this influence can offer you the inspiration you need to become better organized, and help you to lay a more solid foundation for the type of success you wish to achieve. This period represents a chance to take advantage of any seniority or position of authority you have in order to get something done.

 

Transit SUN square natal Neptune
May 24 through May 28, exact on May 26

You are on your own under this influence. Trusting those in charge can be a risky business. They may be elusive and hard to find, or they may deliberately mislead you. There is also the potential that you are the one who appears to be elusive to others. Whatever the state of affairs, it is best to avoid all situations that require clear thinking, attention to detail, and confrontation with reality. Use the available energy for artistic or spiritual projects. Be cautious if you are around water or find yourself in unfamiliar territory.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Mars
May 24 through May 29, exact on May 26

Circumstances provide opportunity for you to become more physically active, more aggressive in pursuing goals and accomplishing tasks. Male influence and energy in one form or another can be the source of encouragement as well as physical accomplishment. Grab the chance to engage in sports and other activities that contribute to your physical fitness, which in turn can ultimately lead to better health and more self-confidence. On the other hand, if you do not currently have a program of physical fitness or engage in sports or routine exercise, this is an opportune time to begin. You may find that the local health club or diet center is offering reduced rates. No matter what opportunities you encounter under this influence, you are apt to be more successful if you are physically assertive in your approach.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Pluto
May 25 through May 30, exact on May 28

Research and investigation flourish during this period. You can really get to the bottom of things with the help of the intense, focused energy that surrounds you. Psychological analysis, assessment of property, and financial investments are infused with a physical focus that gives keener perception to the intellectual efforts involved in these matters. Under this influence you have all the control you need if you do not take it for granted, and you recognize how to apply its subtle but deadly accurate force. Your recuperative powers, should you need them, are at a high level.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Venus
May 27 through May 30, exact on May 28

During this short period do not expect to encounter too many people who agree or even sympathize with your proposals, opinions, or reactions, especially with regard to romantic, diplomatic, and artistic endeavors. On the other hand, in some cases having others maintain an altogether different or even hostile position may have a certain stimulating effect in helping you more clearly define your own. This is a good time to see the other side of the coin when it comes to other people, even if you can't accept or agree with them. Partnership, other alliances, and joint ventures in which you are involved may be plagued by opposing views and other conflicts. However, determination to resolve differences may eventually result in generating a better understanding of individual needs as well as establishing or reestablishing common goals.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Moon
May 28 through May 31, exact on May 29

This is a favorable period for entertaining, especially in your home, and especially when such activities involve family members as well as friends. The urge to enhance your physical attractiveness or beautify your domestic environment is likely to increase while you are under this influence. You may also be fortunate enough to find just the right person to assist you in such projects. If negative circumstances do not also happen to occur at this time to spoil the otherwise positive effect of this influence, you should be feeling very sociable and amiably inclined when in the company of others. Romantic and sensual are other potential adjectives that may describe your mood during this period. You are more sensitive to relationships, and, in addition to the romantic potential of interactions that you encounter, harmony and peace in family relationships are also enhanced. Dining in a beautiful setting with those who may fit the same description lifts your spirits. Your luck increases. You may put yourself in fortunate circumstances as a result of following your instincts and intuition rather than the cold hard facts.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Neptune
May 29 through May 31, exact on May 30

Following instructions or directions is not easy to accomplish. Trying to assimilate information accurately is also apt to be difficult though it doesn't necessarily lead to failure. You may arrive at the right conclusion for the wrong reasons, or come to the wrong conclusion but still have things work out satisfactorily. This is not a favorable period to determine who is right and who is wrong in a certain situation since there is little likelihood of it making any difference in the long run. Keep as much of a logical perspective on things as is possible, but in truth you may find it is next to impossible. Intuition or instincts may dictate one thing while the facts point to another. You may question whether the facts themselves are real or an illusion. This is an unfavorable time for business transactions and travel on or over water.

 

SUN transit House Four
May 28 through Jun 1, exact on May 30

The focus of your attention should now turn to private life, domestic chores and matters related to home or property. Interest and participation in family relationships and activities increase. You are more aware of your role and influence in the family, and the need to assert and express yourself within this group is enhanced. The negative potential includes the possibility of problems with parents or other family members, which may be caused by a tendency for too much arrogance or stubborn pride on your part. There may also be disputes over family property. Positive potentials include situations you may experience that enhance family pride and strengthen family bonds. In turn, family support and the advantage of family assets and connections contribute to increasing your determination to use the positive strength in your background in order to begin new ventures of your own at this time.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Mars
May 30 through Jun 1, exact on May 31

Circumstances you encounter during this period represent a chance for you to take physical action of some kind. If such opportunity does not appear automatically, go out and create it for yourself. This covers a variety of possibilities. Situations may lead, for instance, to the purchase or sale of a car and other types of machinery, as well as learning how to operate them. They can lead to the use or development of design, mechanical or athletic skills. Ideas and methods that come your way may enable you to more efficiently accomplish work or other physical tasks. Your ideas may become physical realities, theories are given physical application, or travel may be on your agenda in the future because of an advantage you gain now.

 

Transit SUN trine natal Sun
May 29 through Jun 2, exact on May 31

Under this influence you may have a more positive sense of your own uniqueness, an inner contentment perhaps. If troubling circumstances do occur under this fortunate influence, you may escape at least some of the disappointment, anger, or dislocation you might otherwise have had to endure. If, on the other hand, current circumstances are good, your increased self-confidence and vitality make them even better. A good time to enjoy the world and your place in it.

 

MERCURY transit House Four
May 31 through Jun 2, exact on Jun 1

The focus of your attention during this period is likely to be directed to such things as real estate transactions, repairs or other matters related to your home or property, family discussions, family business transactions, and correspondence with or short trips to visit relatives. You may also be inspired under this influence to collect and restore family heirlooms, gather information on your family's genealogy and other aspects of family history, or visit your childhood home.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Sun
Jun 1 through Jun 2, exact on Jun 1

Either the news and information you receive, or the way that you are able to make use of it can greatly enhance your personal image and reputation during this period. Others will tend to look very favorably on your accomplishments as well as your opinions. Your approval of their endeavors will no doubt also be sought. Under this influence there is a successful meshing of ideas and methods, the potential results of which include an advancement in your social or professional position and an invitation to become the leading spokesperson of a group. This is an excellent time for you to launch a writing or communications project, engage in business transactions, and begin a journey.

 

Transit MARS square natal Venus
May 30 through Jun 4, exact on Jun 2

Social activities, partnership, cooperative efforts, romantic adventures, diplomatic maneuvers, and legal negotiations can be successful under this influence, but the potential is that these endeavors will not proceed altogether smoothly. Jealousy, envy, and insensitivity are factors that must be avoided or eliminated when they appear. Another way to minimize the negative potential of this period is to tone down aggressiveness and promote an impression of harmony and cooperation. If life were to imitate art under this influence, the message would be not to choose colors that blend, instead choose colors that go well because of the contrast they make with each other. There is much that can be stimulating and exciting in the course of your physical efforts and interactions with others during this period.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Uranus
May 31 through Jun 4, exact on Jun 2

It is a good idea to get in touch with friends and to welcome any opportunity that comes along to make new ones. Respond positively to the invitations or advice of friends. This influence brings favorable situations through your involvement with children and their activities, a club or organization to which you belong, or the network of friends and acquaintances you have established. Joining an organization at this time may bring future opportunities. Attending meetings and social events can be very advantageous. Other positive potentials in your present circumstances include superiors or other authority figures who suggest ways for you to gain more personal freedom, lead you to creative solutions and ideas, and provide a more visible format for presenting your own ideas.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Uranus
Jun 2 through Jun 3, exact on Jun 3

The information, ideas, and communications that come your way during this period represent possible opportunities that will allow you to either demonstrate or acquire some unique or special talent or knowledge. Other opportunities you should watch for under this influence include the chance to acquire or use technical expertise and sociological skills, to travel in some unusual capacity or to an unusual place, or become involved in the finances or newsletters of an organization or club. One of the most interesting prospects is that your success under this favorable influence, is apt to result not so much because of how well you fit in with a group or society, but simply because you are not in synch with everyone else or have a nontraditional attitude or approach to things.

 

Transit MARS square natal Moon
May 31 through Jun 6, exact on Jun 3

Things are not as apt to run smoothly during this period. Equipment falters or breaks down, causing frustration and delay. Encountering traffic jams is a strong possibility, especially if you are homeward bound and/or children or household errands are the reason for being out in the first place. Accidents or temper tantrums waste more time. Under this influence you may suffer from digestive complaints-- the likely consequences of anger, frustration, or eating too fast. Care should be taken not to arouse antagonism in male relationships. Check your home for possible fire hazards. Disagreement between family members, whether or not the arguments involve you, can be enough to send you somewhere else until things quiet down. When cooking or baking be sure to check the time and temperature you use, or your food may be overdone, or even burned. Even with all the potential for trouble and frustration, it is nevertheless possible to accomplish quite a bit. Things may get done because of rather than in spite of the obstacles that must be overcome.

 

VENUS transit House Five
Jun 3 through Jun 6, exact on Jun 5

If you'd like to put a little more romance in your life this is the time to try it. Vacations, socializing, hobbies, pastimes, and taking a few risks here and there are some of the more likely concerns you encounter these days. It is a period to establish or improve relationships with children, strengthen rapport with a romantic partner, and expand social contacts. The negative potential includes the tendency to be too extravagant or overindulgent in your pursuit of pleasure. However, enhanced imagination and artistic urges that you may also experience under this influence, can make it a period of successful creative endeavors, carried out on your own or as a joint effort with a partner.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Neptune
Jun 6 through Jun 9, exact on Jun 7

Opportunity to acquire a glamorous image or to wrap yourself in an aura of mystery may come along. Under this influence you may find yourself mystified by or strangely attracted to people or things of great beauty. Take advantage of opportunities that encourage your imagination. Allow yourself to be inspired, or take advantage of a chance to be inspiring to others. Let romantic encounters or social settings act as a means of enhancing your awareness and sensitivity to the subtleties of human relationships.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Venus
Jun 7 through Jun 8, exact on Jun 8

When it comes to handling interpersonal relations, enhancing the beauty or harmony of an environment, or planning social events this is apt to be an exceedingly difficult period. Things just don't seem to come together. Everyone has a different opinion than your own. No one is in a mood to be tactful or of a mind to make an effort to please you. Conflict and lack of cooperation arise between you and a partner or other allies. Under this influence disagreement concerning common goals and other matters plague the efforts of joint ventures, business transactions, counseling sessions, contractual negotiations, and legal matters.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Moon
Jun 7 through Jun 9, exact on Jun 8

There is greater likelihood of spontaneously taking a trip or getting in touch with people or having others contact you. Expect increased interactions with neighbors and siblings. Under this influence neighbors or relatives may offer transportation, you may take a trip with them or have to travel or run errands on their behalf. Information you give or seek these days is apt to primarily concern home, family members, the education of children, and domestic items or activities. Business transactions involving the purchase or sale of a residence, domestic items, or family property may be on your agenda. Discussions or meetings involve dietary or health needs, childhood conditioning, and the past. This is also a period when you strongly identify with thoughts and ideas that describe or reflect your feelings.

 

MERCURY transit House Five
Jun 11 through Jun 13, exact on Jun 12

Creative writing or speaking projects may be part of the scenario during this period. It is also a time of increased communication or travel with a romantic partner, children, or social groups. Under this influence a vacation is apt to include a guided tour, or feature some other type of educational experience. Plans, discussions, and even business transactions at this time may involve entertainment projects, social events, children's education or activities, or speculative ventures.

 

SATURN transit House Six
May 25 through Jun 29, exact on Jun 13

Because this is a relatively long-term period, many other influences will occur that may either emphasize its effect or perhaps mask it temporarily. Other significant factors that will contribute to the way you react, and ultimately to the way things turn out, include your age, maturity, and your past experiences. This influence has as much to do with the past as it does to the present. It will force you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something more solid and useful. In the case of this particular period, two major areas are emphasized, your work and your health. Work means daily tasks and responsibilities, whether your main work is taking care of home and family or involves a job outside the home. Work-related responsibilities are apt to increase. Routine schedules, endless details, and tasks may start to become boring and tedious. Loss of employment and other disappointments or difficulties related to work, your working environment, or relationships with co-workers are apt to be encountered. They will demand resolution and appropriate changes. In the matter of your health, this influence does not mean you will experience illness, but it does tend to reflect in one way or another any past disregard for maintaining good health and physical fitness. Chronic illness is apt to flare up, and it would not be unusual to suffer physical distress as a result of overwork, strain, and emotional burdens. Correct actions during this period can mean becoming more organized and structured, finding better methods to make your tasks easier to accomplish, and, ultimately gaining increased income and recognition for your hard work. The ultimate payoff is even bigger if you realize the importance of routine medical and dental examinations, eating a proper diet, and keeping physically fit with appropriate exercise. You'll add happier, healthier years to your life.

 

Transit VENUS square natal Uranus
Jun 11 through Jun 15, exact on Jun 13

Interactions of all kinds; romantic, social, business, friendships and even fleeting encounters with such people as salesclerks or bank tellers-- can have a way of putting you in touch with the values and social mores of your own generation rather than what is currently fashionable. It can work in many different ways and on many different levels. You may, for instance, be wearing a certain style of clothing and find yourself among those dressed in fashions that differ strikingly from your own. Your interactions with others may also differ strikingly enough to make social events somewhat awkward. Any of these potential circumstances can end up being pleasant experiences, even if they are initially uncomfortable. Others are apt to eventually come around to finding you attractive and interesting, and you are able to succeed at something because of your uniqueness not in spite of it. Coordinating group activities is apt to be frustrating but if you rise to the challenge, your efforts may produce viable results.

 

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Neptune
Jun 12 through Jun 14, exact on Jun 13

You can expand your spiritual awareness, improve artistic sensitivity, and make better use of intuitive skills if you take advantage of the information and ideas that come your way during this period. Other possibilities to watch for include opportunities that may lead to the sale or purchase of footwear, boats and marine equipment, swimming apparel, photographic equipment, or seafood. You may also have the opportunity to travel on or over water. Under this influence you may have the opportunity to go dancing or skating, or to take instructions in these activities.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Jupiter
Jun 12 through Jun 15, exact on Jun 13

An excellent, perhaps even fortuitous, period to expand your appreciation and knowledge of art, music, religion, diplomacy, and law. You may also experience an enhanced ability to take the beauty and knowledge you gain at this time and use it to inspire others as well as yourself. The good life is apt to be extremely appealing these days. There is, however, danger of overindulgence, overstatement, and exaggeration to the point where beauty and refinement are turned into gaudiness and ostentation; a tendency perhaps to ³gild the lily. ² If you cannot trust your own sense of proper proportion in the situations you encounter, be willing to consider the opinions or judgment of those in a position to advise you. The potential of this influence is a two-edged sword: encountering good fortune in one form or another, you have also to contend with a temptation to waste it.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Venus
Jun 11 through Jun 16, exact on Jun 13

Friends, ex-partners, and former lovers are apt to be sharing their love and affections with others today, and you may not be very certain how you feel about the situation. A certain amount of loneliness creeps into your heart even if everything else in your life is fairly smooth. Avoid letting your ego reactions put you in conflict with a current partner. Not a favorable time for initiating legal matters, social events, romantic attachments, partnership or cooperative ventures. Do not accept gaudiness or ostentatiousness as a substitute for true beauty.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Moon
Jun 12 through Jun 16, exact on Jun 14

Determination and ego catch up with emotional desires-- and you are not to be denied. Success on this day is likely to be viewed as an incredible achievement, while failure causes bitter disappointment. You take everything that happens in a very personal way. You are more aggressive and certain than usual in the expression of your creativity and imagination. Negative potentials include indulging in self-centeredness, stubborn pride, and encountering difficulties with supervisors or authority figures. Dealing with women, babies, handling domestic matters or participation in family activities are apt to be on your schedule. Today may mark the beginning of a new venture that you either initiate for yourself or one in which you play a prominent part.

 

Transit URANUS trine natal Jupiter
May 18 through Jul 12, station on Jun 14

Your generosity may pay off handsomely during this period but in ways you may not have anticipated. Since the influence at this time is generally favorable your social or professional status may increase, success may attend travel and educational endeavors, and important recognition is given to writing or publishing efforts. There is potential for economic prosperity as well as cultural and spiritual growth. The fortunate circumstances that provide your potential success are likely to occur as a result of the decisions and actions of other people. They may develop quite unexpectedly or arise in some unusual or unorthodox manner. Whether or not you are the initiator or simply react to favorable situations caused by others, you gain a new independence, philosophy, and benefits of one kind or another.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Mercury
Jun 14 through Jun 17, exact on Jun 15

Rudeness or total lack of communication is a viable potential during this period. Presenting your thoughts and ideas to others is not a good idea. You are likely to encounter vigorous opposition, and at the very least you will waste your time. Conciliatory gestures are meaningless and perhaps even insulting, or least taken as insults. Do not expect to find others agreeable or willing to compromise. Commercial transactions are difficult. Failure to agree on a mutually satisfactory price or to resolve other conflicting opinions is apt to stymie progress. This is a time when the words don't go with the music. Concentration and learning are likely to suffer from too many distractions, mental laziness, or both. Not an auspicious time for success in art and design projects, or to purchase books, luxury items and subscription concert or theater tickets. Traveling is not apt to put you in the company of congenial companions. If it should happen that situations proceed more smoothly than the potential indicates, count yourself fortunate. The best advice is to realize what the negative potentials are and sidestep them whenever and wherever you can.

 

Transit MERCURY square natal Uranus
Jun 16 through Jun 18, exact on Jun 17

Since your ideas about what's different or unique may be at odds with other people's notions, a certain amount of discussion and clarification becomes necessary. During this period you may find yourself a little out of synch with those who are trying to communicate with you, either because you are not in your usual location or following your normal schedule, or because they aren't. Under this influence you either understand or approach most things in a nonpersonal, societal way and thus misinterpret what others want you to understand on a personal level, or, others take what you say in a personal way when your only intention was to discuss the broader societal implications of some issue.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Jupiter
Jun 16 through Jun 18, exact on Jun 17

Information and ideas that come your way now are apt to be related to such things as higher education, long distance travel, religious or political activities, writing, publishing, or cultural events. You seek to expand your economic or business interests. One thing you can expect to come across is a lot of advertising, and you are apt to find yourself placing or responding to advertisements or direct-mail promotions. International communications may also be part of your scenario. Current news and concerns for you may involve a court decision, your father, or a relative's health or employment.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Saturn
Jun 16 through Jun 19, exact on Jun 17

This influence can only be positive if you have the maturity to understand that there is a certain pleasure in thankless tasks, self-discipline, and staying home alone. Receiving little or no appreciation or affection, and a total lack of humor in the people and situations you encounter can strengthen your character if you are the type that can turn negative situations into learning experiences. Forget about romance, fun and games, instant gratification, and the well-fed feeling that comes from dining sumptuously. There are few if any pleasures to be had now without also incurring responsibility-- and, in the end, perhaps all you may really get is the responsibility. Others may regard you as too serious, too old, too formal, or too inflexible. This is not a favorable period to ask others for their opinions, cooperation, or assistance. Go it alone. Do not take unnecessary risks of any kind because Lady Luck is not on your side. If something good does come your way, hold your breath and hope it will still be there in the morning.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Mercury
Jun 17 through Jun 20, exact on Jun 18

Attempts to mesh people and ideas together in some sort of meaningful way are useless for the time being. You may become very discouraged coping with diverse opinions and people running off in opposite directions. You may hear or read about various ideas on a certain subject but these ideas may not agree with each other or answer your questions. What is worse, they may be in total conflict with your own thinking. There is no mechanism for the easy flow or exchange of communications. People keep changing their minds, or you do. No one agrees on a price, a time to meet, or the best way to reach a destination. Trying to teach or trying to learn is difficult at best.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Pluto
Jun 17 through Jun 21, exact on Jun 19

You may have an urge to gain control over social events during this short period, or it may be that you are forced by circumstances to take complete charge. Either way, it is an excellent time to plan every detail of a proposed event so that it proceeds as smoothly as possible. Under this influence charm has great powers. There is danger, however, that idle flattery can be interpreted as a serious overture. Since there is no telling whether you will be the one that engages in such flattery or the one that misinterprets its intent, you must remain aware of the possibility of being on either side. This is a period for the use and understanding of strategy in manipulating the control and outcome of situations, and especially situations where the demands of social groups or diplomatic purposes must be well served. Artistic endeavors can be as controlled as they are powerful in their impact.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Saturn
Jun 19 through Jun 21, exact on Jun 20

Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period are apt to be diametrically opposed to the structures, tradition, and organization you have carefully built up. Others may voice dissenting opinions concerning the status of your authority or experience. What you read or hear is not calculated to be compatible with what you have learned from experience. The most productive thing to do under this unfavorable influence is take everything as philosophically as possible. Do not rush back to square one merely on the strength of disagreeable opinions or conflicting information. Things may eventually right themselves again, and who's to say you will not be the wiser or better off for having waited.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Mars
Jun 17 through Jun 23, exact on Jun 20

You are surrounded by an abundance of free and easygoing energy during this period. If you need help getting things done, it will appear. People you encounter are apt to be applying their physical efforts toward the same or very similar goals. Obstacles in your path are few or nonexistent. Under this influence you can make one effort fit neatly into the next one-- resulting in a series of accomplishments. It is also a time when your physical actions--whatever their purpose-- may have the fortunate consequence of putting you in the right place at the right time.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Pluto
Jun 20 through Jun 22, exact on Jun 21

Information, ideas and activities may be directly related to gaining some kind of personal power these days. Under this influence you may, for example, be given instructions or develop strategies on diet and physical fitness that will help you gain more control over your body. Information and activities may relate to finance and investment, organization and methods for accomplishing work, or developing some aspect of greater self-discipline. If you are involved in research, investigation, psychoanalysis, renovation, or property assessment this is a period to watch for increased information or communication, perhaps even travel connected with these matters.

 

SUN transit House Five
Jun 21 through Jun 25, exact on Jun 23

You are more creative and flamboyant under the present influence. Mundane responsibilities can seem too tedious and uninspiring as you become more interested in fun and games than in taking care of business or other serious matters. Increased self-indulgence can make it hard to stay on a diet or be moderate in your pursuit of other physical pleasures. Even if you are not usually self-indulgent this is a time when your capacity for enjoyment increases. If you have children, you tend to regard them more as extensions of yourself than as individuals in their own right. Your tendency now is to view their actions, both good and bad, as being a direct reflection on you. Romantic encounters are apt to be more of an ego involvement than emotional commitment. If your creative projects are criticized or romance becomes difficult, your suffering is more likely to be caused from a bruised ego rather than a broken heart.

 

VENUS transit House Six
Jun 23 through Jun 26, exact on Jun 24

It's time to put harmony into your working environment. Even if current circumstances do not present any particular demands to put forth such efforts, it is nevertheless a good idea to promote cordial relationships with those who work for or with you. Under this influence an office romance or social events connected with co-workers may be on your agenda. Beautifying the work place is another consideration or activity that may occur, efforts that may include anything from major renovation and redecoration projects to just putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, installing background music, and adding plants or art work to brighten up the surroundings. This is also a period when you are likely to begin a new diet and physical fitness program, or undergo other personal physical enhancements such as beauty treatments, a new hair style, dental work, and cosmetic surgery.

 

MERCURY transit House Six
Jun 24 through Jun 26, exact on Jun 25

This period is likely to focus on schedules and assignment of tasks and responsibilities related to your own work as well as to those who may work for or with you. Under this influence your daily routine is filled with an increasing number of details, messages, and information. Whether or not your focus is on employment, you will or should be more concerned with organization, methods, and planning in general. Another potential concern may be gathering information about health and physical fitness or consultations with professionals in these areas.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Sun
Jun 23 through Jun 29, exact on Jun 26

Use opportunities presented by current circumstances to take physical actions; advantageous actions that can eventually lead to furthering your career or to gaining recognition of your individuality and talent. Do not pass up a chance to demonstrate courage, integrity, and loyalty, or to vigorously defend your principles. The ultimate ego satisfaction you get or goals you attain during this period may come through men or a male individual, or from being in situations that may be described as competitive or aggressive. Success is also most likely to result from being a doer, which means you cannot sit around waiting for things to happen. You need to put yourself physically in different situations, participate in a variety of activities, and circulate among a wide variety of people in order to attract the kind of opportunity you're looking for.

 

Transit SUN sextile natal Neptune
Jun 24 through Jun 28, exact on Jun 26

Opportunities you encounter during this period are very diverse. You may have an opportunity to go swimming, sailing, or fishing, or be able to advantageously demonstrate your skills in such activities. You may be given a new, more effective prescription for an ailment, or the name of a physician or spiritual counselor who will prove to be most helpful. Other possibilities include the discovery of information that will help to solve a problem or mystery. Under this influence favorable opportunities come to you through helping someone less fortunate than yourself, promoting or working on artistic or photographic projects, or simply following your intuition and instincts.

 

MARS transit House Two
Jun 24 through Jun 30, exact on Jun 27

Physical efforts these days are likely to focus on financial and business matters. You may be inspired, for example, to give more physical organization to your bank and financial papers. You may go through bills and accounts-- making payments or taking some sort of action regarding debts, assets, and income. Another focus is directed to actually increasing income; working overtime, seeking an additional job, or doing whatever is necessary to earn money. Potential items on your agenda also include actions to either attain, or as the case may be, hold on to something or someone you deem highly worthwhile. Other activities may be geared toward achieving priorities or establishing new ones. Under this influence you seek ways to stimulate or increase your physical energy, since you may have more of a tendency to view energy itself as a valuable commodity.

 

Transit MARS conjoined natal Uranus
Jun 26 through Jul 2, exact on Jun 29

The actions of others during this period may inspire you positively or negatively (there's no telling which) to do something quite out of character. Energetic vibrations in the general atmosphere may urge you to emphasize your own uniqueness or nontraditional approach to things. Of course, the reverse may also be true, and you will encounter some fairly unusual or nontraditional people and circumstances. There are other potentials. Under this influence, there may be more enthusiasm and energy in friendships and in your participation in groups and organizations. You may develop or be introduced to new techniques and methods. You may have increased enthusiasm for nontraditional or occult subjects as well as more traditional topics such as history, sociology, finance, and antiques.

 

Transit MARS square natal Jupiter
Jun 27 through Jul 3, exact on Jun 30

A certain amount of restlessness and lack of attention to detail in your actions during this period may be the consequence of responding too much to ³the big picture². Increased tendency to overreach may result in your having to pay the consequences for exaggeration and extravagant gestures. Do not be tempted to accept more work than you are physically capable of handling, or assignments for which you lack the proper skills or experience. Do not take risks if you cannot afford to suffer the consequences of the potential loss. The point to remember (and possibly avoid while under this influence) is that your tendency toward expansive gestures, to whatever that trait exists in your nature and personality, will be enhanced. If your gestures are prudent you will overcome whatever physical obstacles block your path. Whether or not you succeed, at least you will not walk away empty handed.

 

Transit MERCURY conjoined natal Mars
Jun 30 through Jul 4, exact on Jul 2

What you hear or read is likely to motivate you to take some sort of physical action. This influence often signals a time when, by choice or circumstances, plans and methods are put into action and ideas turn into physical reality. One of the most likely situations to expect is being given instructions on how to accomplish some physical task or goal, operate machinery, or get to a certain location. You may also have a much greater urge or some pressing practical need to travel. Business transactions at this time are apt to include the sale or purchase of an automobile or other vehicles, computers, and communications or sports equipment. Activities and discussions can involve you one way or another in education, military service, hair cutting, dental work, or surgery.

 

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Mars
Jul 1 through Jul 4, exact on Jul 2

Under this influence you are likely to be highly motivated to attain anything that catches your eye, or pursue anyone to whom you are attracted. Desire for physical pleasures, as well as for music, literature, and beauty in all forms is enhanced. Under this influence your physical activities may involve artistic projects of one kind or another. Joint efforts with a partner or allies make work more enjoyable these days, even if the tasks at hand are not all that pleasant. You are attracted to beautiful cars. Greater desire for luxurious transportation may prompt you to go first class if you travel during this period. Aggressive tendencies, if they exist, may be muted by the elegance, charm, and amiability you encounter in others.

 

Transit SUN square natal Uranus
Jul 1 through Jul 6, exact on Jul 3

You are unlikely to be able to control the circumstances you encounter during this period. Your normal schedule or the plans you have made may be disrupted by the weather, war, or other forces in your outer environment. Though you may not be able to control the disruptions themselves, they may stimulate you to adopt an unusual or different approach to things on a personal level. They may inspire a spirit of freedom or independence within you. Under this influence your association with friends and organizations is apt to be part of the scenario.

 

Transit MARS square natal Mercury
Jul 1 through Jul 7, exact on Jul 4

Too much haste or aggressiveness causes tempers to flare. Expect to encounter argumentative males, aggressive drivers, and frustration when trying to put ideas into action or implement new work methods. Check your work place for faulty wiring and possible fire hazards. Wrong directions, bad weather, and other physical obstacles can slow you down when traveling or interfere with the flow of information and other communications. During this period caution is advised to prevent possible burns or cuts, especially to your fingers and hands. In spite of all these potential problems, there is abundant and stimulating energy available. Even if initially aroused by anger or frustration, this energy can, with just a little effort, be rechanneled into positive accomplishments.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Jupiter
Jul 2 through Jul 6, exact on Jul 4

Increased optimism and generosity are featured. Even if current circumstances do turn out to be troublesome, something positive is apt to come about in spite of the difficulty. Your spiritual awareness increases, and if it is needed, you will have the inner strength and inspiration such awareness brings to draw on for comfort and support. Prospects rise for cultural events, artistic projects, long distance travel or activities that expand your intellectual horizons and bring new experiences. You may be more flamboyant or dramatic than usual. Even though you may become a bit too impressed with yourself, it adds courage and confidence to your actions and attitudes. Involvement with in-laws, the male parent, or the judicial system are other potential situations on your agenda.

 

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Sun
Jul 4 through Jul 7, exact on Jul 5

Your ego is apt to be bruised by opposing forces that you encounter during this period. Ideas and opinions that surround you are not likely to be compatible with your own. Neither are they apt to agree with the type of image you like to project or the personal influence you want to exert. Now what? ³What² is that you should not waste your efforts trying to get others to change their minds or dismiss their opinions as worthless. No one is going to listen to you. You might try to make some productive use of this unfavorable influence by learning what you can. If you are unable to find an agreeable or productive way of working within a situation or with certain people, be content to work quietly on your own.

 

Transit VENUS opposed natal Sun
Jul 4 through Jul 7, exact on Jul 6

A need to establish your own identity may tempt you to show off. Social events can become nothing more than exercises in name dropping, ostentatious displays of luxury, and similar ego-tripping types of behavior. It is also possible that other people will make determined efforts to impress you in the same manner. Beauty in all forms does not fare well. Refinement and elegance may be smothered by crudeness and gaudiness. Romantic encounters tend to be more a matter of ego satisfaction than emotional commitment. It is not a good time to put yourself in a situation that depends for its success on your popularity and acceptance by others. If you hold any position of leadership you may expect that it will not be generally favored and may even be openly opposed. This influence can pose a threat to the sincerity of values, integrity, principles, relations and interactions with others. However, it does not have to leave a negative mark. You can, for instance, reduce the number of interactions you encounter by working alone or remaining quietly in the background.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Mercury
Jul 4 through Jul 9, exact on Jul 6

Other people, especially supervisors or authority figures, are not likely to be on your wave length during this period. In fact their ideas and opinions may directly conflict with or oppose your own. Efforts to resolve debates, negotiations, or contract disputes are thwarted. There is nothing constructive to be done about these situations except to leave them alone since there is no indication that an alternative or compromise is possible, at least for the time being. Not a favourable period for communications, writing assignments, or beginning a trip.

 

Transit MARS square natal Saturn
Jul 4 through Jul 10, exact on Jul 7

The difficulties and delays you encounter during this period are likely to be caused by lack of preparation, planning, and organization--either on your part or that of others. The maddening thing is that even if you are the most careful individual, you are apt to be caught just when things are in disarray, or, just when you need something, it cannot be located in time. Bad timing is, in fact, one of the biggest obstacles to progress. Under this influence others may physically resist or even threaten your seniority or position of authority-- nor are you likely to take it graciously when they do. The best part of the present circumstances is the potential that you will eventually succeed, even if it is because maturity and experience dictates that you keep on going until everything goes as it should.

 

Transit JUPITER square natal Jupiter
Jul 7 through Jul 25

This influence is likely to pass without significant occurrence. It may nevertheless be considered as a time to curb any undue tendency on your part to find optimism where none is warranted. You are tempted to think that certain unpleasant situations would not occur if only you were wealthier, more prominent, or more knowledgeable. If you allow such foolishness to discourage you from tackling obstacles and getting things accomplished, you have only yourself to blame. Skip the excuses and cynicism and and you'll get much further than you think.

 

Transit MERCURY trine natal Uranus
Jul 6 through Jul 10, exact on Jul 7

Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period are apt to deal with larger societal issues that have nothing much to do with your personal affairs. However, since this is a favorable influence, you may be able to turn such otherwise impersonal ideas or situations to some personal advantage. It is an excellent time, for example, to attend meetings or organizational activities. Unexpected personal benefits may be gained either through the information you pick up, or as a result of the people you impress with your knowledge or ideas. Discuss hopes and aspirations, join organizations, and expand your circle of friends. You may be successful at this time if you are involved with scientific and technical projects, computers, travel by air, international finances, and sociological issues.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Uranus
Jul 6 through Jul 9, exact on Jul 8

The people and situations you encounter are likely to attract you in a general sort of way. By this is meant that they appeal to most people of your particular generation. On the other hand, other people may be attracted to you at this time simply because of something you reflect that is characteristic of your generation. Under this influence you can be successful in activities that involve antiques, history, and technology. Enthusiasm for equality and justice flourishes. Cooperation, diplomacy, and sociable dispositions are also encouraged making this a fortunate period for friendships, organizations, and group activities.

 

Transit SUN opposed natal Saturn
Jul 7 through Jul 11, exact on Jul 9

The more work or responsibilities you take on the more there will be. It may seem as though you are taking one step forward and eight steps back. Forget about receiving any show of thanks or gratitude. Nit-pickers and those in charge seem to take it for granted that you will have what they need and be fully prepared to execute their demands. Sloppy work or irresponsibility you exhibit under this influence will not only be unacceptable now but may work against you in the future. An unfavorable time to seek favors or promotion, and to count on luck to see you through. That's just the way it's likely to be. However, if most things in your life are pretty smooth, this fleeting influence is not likely to have a serious effect on your current circumstances.

 

Transit MARS square natal Pluto
Jul 7 through Jul 14, exact on Jul 10

Power struggles, jealousy, and revenge may be the guiding forces behind some pretty intense activities during this period. Past actions may cause obstacles that must be overcome before current actions can succeed. Anger, if it is aroused under this influence, can be formidably destructive. Transformed into positive energy, it can result in formidable accomplishments.

 

Transit SUN conjoined natal Pluto
Jul 9 through Jul 13, exact on Jul 11

You may be very intense, propelled by the urge to get to the bottom of motivations and understand the psychological reason for your ego drives. If normally strong-willed, you may be even more formidable in going after something today. If not particularly strong-willed, you may suddenly want to be. You resent others who are manipulative or have more power or control than yourself. Self-control, power and the use of power are apt to become more interesting concepts than usual or they may have a part to play in today's scenario.

 

Transit MARS trine natal Venus
Jul 13 through Jul 19, exact on Jul 16

Unless negative circumstances also happen to occur and strongly indicate caution, this is an excellent time for a haircut, beauty treatment, dental work, or cosmetic surgery. Under this influence your actions and gestures are likely to be more graceful and elegant; literally as well as figuratively. The social scene is abuzz and everyone is animated and attractive. Romance, partnership, and other alliances flourish. This is a time to do things with others-- cooperative efforts may be able to accomplish what you have not been able to do by yourself. Activities that involve art, design, music, jewelry, flowers, the beauty business, debate, and legal matters are favoured.

 

Transit VENUS trine natal Venus
Jul 15 through Jul 18, exact on Jul 17

It would be hard to find disagreeable circumstances at the present time. You are as attracted to others as they are to you. Situations you create are as pleasant as the situations you are likely to encounter. The only trouble, if you think there needs to be trouble, is that everything may be just a bit too nice. If you need a more competitive or aggressive atmosphere to stir you into action, this is not the time to expect to find it. Should you happen to find or stir up such agitated situations, they are not likely to result in anything productive or enjoyable. Under this influence activities related to fashion, design, and the arts are successful.

 

Transit VENUS sextile natal Moon
Jul 16 through Jul 19, exact on Jul 17

Romance and/or the pleasant atmosphere of polite manners and agreeable dispositions may be a vital part of your current circumstances, giving you a chance to improve the quality and enjoyment of life. This period may provide an excellent opportunity to express your feelings to a romantic partner, spouse, family members, female friends, and children. A cooperative attitude and conciliatory gestures on your part may also result in better relationships with disgruntled relatives. Under this influence a chance encounter may ultimately lead to enhancing the attractiveness and harmony of your domestic environment, enjoying amiable dinner parties and other social activities in your home-- and for you personally, perhaps to making an improvement in diet, health, or physical attractiveness.

 

Transit MARS sextile natal Moon
Jul 14 through Jul 21, exact on Jul 18

You may get the opportunity to turn feelings into physical actions or to physically express your emotions. If you are involved in creative or artistic activities your efforts now may ultimately lead to successful exhibitions of your work, to greater emotional satisfaction from physically expressing your talent, or a chance to successfully represent the talents of others. If your interest and instincts are aroused-- follow their lead. Current circumstances may bring a chance to promote family relationships and activities or to accomplish domestic tasks. Your children or other family members may be given an opportunity to work or to compete in sports events or other competition. Do not pass up the chance to invite male companions, family members, and business associates to dine. Avoid future problems with appliances and machinery by taking time now to repair them or provide the routine maintenance they require.

 

SUN transit House Six
Jul 16 through Jul 20, exact on Jul 18

Increased concern with employment from the point of view of ego involvement makes this a good time to examine what does or does not motivate you to work. Do you take pride in efficiently carrying out tasks and daily responsibilities? Does whether you work for yourself or for someone else make a difference in your attitude? During this period you are more aware of your personal status and influence with those who work for or with you. The negative potential includes a tendency to be ruled by stubborn pride and the need to assert yourself when it comes to how and when you wish to perform your work duties. You may have an enhanced awareness of your own vitality and in consequence, your own mortality. In turn, this may prompt greater concern with the state of your general health and enthusiasm for proper diet and physical fitness.

 

VENUS transit House Seven
Jul 18 through Jul 22, exact on Jul 20

The emphasis shifts away from you to other people in your life. It is a period in which partnerships are heavily emphasized. In addition to increased focus on those with whom you are already allied in marriage or business, the potential circumstances also include the possibility of establishing new partnerships and joint ventures. Should negative circumstances exist in any of your alliances, this is a time of increased pressure to resolve disagreements. Under this influence you are also likely to be concerned with legal matters, contract negotiations of one kind or another, public relations, the income of a relative, and various situations in which you must seek as well as offer cooperation.

 

Transit JUPITER opposed natal Uranus
Jul 3 through Jul 25, exact on Jul 23

This is an unfavorable period for group activities. Everyone goes off in opposite directions in spite of the most rigorous efforts to coordinate everything. This is a time when circumstances make it difficult for you to be part of a group or function in the role you play in the lives of others; as spouse, relative, lover, friend, or associate. Greater need for freedom and independence may be the problem in these relationships, or opposing views or goals may create the difficulties. It is important to realize that you will probably not be able to remove the forces that oppose you, which only leaves you the option of finding a constructive way to work around them or with them. This is not a successful period for business matters, especially with regard to organizational finances and fund-raising efforts.