Horoscope for 2016

Major Trends

Saturn in your 1st house is a mixed blessing. On the one hand it shows prosperity. Financial opportunities are seeking you out. On the other it can unduly dampen your natural optimism and enthusiasm for life. With this kind of transit one feels older than one’s years. Even young people find themselves thinking of old age. However, it does make a person more serious about life. It gives a good work ethic and tends to success.

Pluto has been in your money house for many years. He will remain there for many more years too. Thus – and this is a long-term project – there is a financial detox happening in your life. Impurities are being purged so that only what is healthy remains. This often produces financial near-death experiences. More on this later.

Neptune has been in your 4th house of home and family since 2012 and will be there for many more years to come. The emotional life is becoming more refined. The emotional sensitivities are stronger. Even family members are becoming more spiritual.

Uranus has been in your 5th house for many years. This shows that children and children figures in your life are more difficult to handle. They are more rebellious. You can’t take an authoritarian approach with them. They need to understand the ‘whys’ of what you want from them. It also shows a very unique and original creativity.

Jupiter, the ruler of your Horoscope, has been in your 10th house of career since August of last year. Thus you’re in a banner career year. You seem on top of your game and above everyone in your world. A very successful year.

Jupiter will move into your 11th house on September 10. This will expand your social life and bring new and important friends into the picture.

Your most important interests this year are: the body, image and personal pleasure; finance; home and family; children, fun and creativity; career (until September 9); and friends, groups and group activities (from September 10).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be career; and friends, groups and group activities (from September 10 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health needs more attention paying to it this year. Three long-term planets are in stressful aspect with you. This is challenging enough, but when they are joined by the short-term planets, the vulnerability is increased. The times to be most careful, to make sure that you get enough rest and maintain high energy, are from February 18 to March 20, May 21 to June 20 and August 23 to September 22.

Your 6th house of health is not strong this year and this can be an additional problem. You might not be paying enough attention here. This is the kind of year where you need to force yourself to pay attention – even when you don’t feel like it.

Since the body is a dynamic energy system, the first line of defence is to maintain high energy levels. The spiritual immune system – the aura – must be strong. This will repel microbes and other opportunistic invaders. But health can also be enhanced by giving more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas in the Horoscope (the respective reflexology points are shown in the following chart):

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  • The heart. This has only become important to you since last year as Saturn entered your sign. You are normally not a worrier, but this year the tendency is greater. Replace worry with faith.
  • The liver and thighs. These are always important for you. Liver action is more sluggish this year and needs more energy. A herbal liver detox might be good if you feel under the weather. Thighs should be regularly massaged.
  • The throat and neck. Another important area for you. Tension tends to collect in the neck and needs release. Regular neck massage – and craniosacral therapy – would be good.
  • The kidneys and hips. These too are always important for you. Hips should be regularly massaged, and a herbal kidney cleanse might be good if you feel under the weather.

Since these are the areas where problems would most likely begin, it is a good idea to keep them healthy and fit. Most of the time problems can be prevented. And even when they can’t be totally prevented, they can be softened to a great extent.

Venus, your health planet, is a fast-moving planet. This year she moves even faster than usual. Thus there are many short-term health trends depending on where Venus is and the aspects she receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Saturn in your own sign is excellent for weight loss regimes. It is wonderful for disciplined regimes to keep the body and image in right shape. It is not especially good for fertility.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family is strong, but so is your 10th house of career. You’re caught in the classic conundrum of trying to balance a successful home life with a successful career. Your focus on the career seems to put you at odds with the family and especially with a parent or parent figure. You seem ‘distant’ from the family this year – even though you consider them important. You seem distant from this parent figure as well. It will take conscious effort to maintain harmony here.

Your distance from the family and the parent figure can make you unaware of many behind the scenes manoeuvres. Things are not what they seem to be. These things will come out in due course and are probably not pleasant. You’re successful and above everyone and this contributes to the problem. The person at the top is the natural target.

You have the aspects of someone who would enjoy living near water – near the beach, a lake or river. Many of you have moved to these kinds of places in recent years. Some of you would relish living on a boat too. This year, however, a move is not seen. The aspects are better for this a few years down the road.

Family members seem deeply into spirituality these days. There are probably spiritual meetings of some type in the home. I could envision the home decorated with spiritual symbols: icons, altars, incense burners and other such paraphernalia. The smell of sage or other burning herbs permeates the home.

Neptune in the 4th house indicates great emotional sensitivity. This is true for you and for family members. This is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it gives empathy and compassion for others. But on the other it can make a person easily hurt by the slightest thing – tone of voice, body language, some minor error of omission. Be more careful in this department – it will save much heartache down the road.

Both of the parent figures in your life are prospering this year. In the case of one of them, you seem very personally involved. Moves are not likely for them this year.

Children and children figures in your life need as much space as possible. It would be a mistake to over-control or micro-manage them. If they are of appropriate age, there is romance in the year ahead, although marriage wouldn’t be advisable just yet. But even young children will have an expanded social life – especially from September 10 onwards. Moves could happen, but they are not likely. Grandchildren (if you have them) are likely to move this year. Sometimes it’s not a literal move but their room is enlarged or they have the use of more living space.

If you’re planning any construction work or major repairs on the home, December 19 to the end of the year would be a good time. If you’re redecorating or beautifying the home, February 19 to April 5 is a good time for this.

Finance and Career

You are, as we mentioned, in a prosperous period these days. The money house is strong and has been for many years now. Your financial planet, Saturn, is in a prominent position in your 1st house. There is great focus here and this tends to success.

The financial planet in your 1st house shows that financial opportunity comes to you. And not just opportunity but money itself. There’s not much you need to do, by the way; it seeks you out. Just go about your normal daily routine.

There are some challenges, but you have the drive and the focus to overcome them.

One of the challenges is that you seem in a dilemma about career success and finance. Generally they go together, but not always. Should I focus on status and perhaps earn less? Should I focus on money, though perhaps it brings less prestige? It will take some work, but in the end you’ll be able to combine the two urges into something workable for you. Both are important – status and money. There are no rules as to how you will do this. Each person finds their own solution.

By September 10, as Jupiter moves away from his stressful aspect with your financial planet, you become more comfortable with finance. Earnings should become even stronger. You’re enjoying finance more too.

Pluto has been in your money house for many years. Aside from the financial detox going on, it shows that you’re going deeper into the spiritual – supernatural – sources of supply. Now, Sagittarius has a natural, inborn understanding of this. But these days you’re understanding more. The financial intuition is extremely good this year, especially until September 9; you just have to trust it. The Beings of the Spirit world seem very concerned about your financial life and are active on your behalf. They tend to work on the internal levels, through dreams, visions, ideas and sometimes hunches. Sometimes they will work through spiritual types of people such as astrologers, ministers, psychics and spiritual channels. If you feel you need guidance, it will be good to consult with these people.

Sometimes they will work through the animals and insects in your environment. Birds might fly in a particular formation or over a particular place; an animal that you don’t usually see could appear; or you might see animals or birds doing unusual things. These are all messages, once you learn to decode them.

Saturn as your financial planet favours a business or corporate kind of job. Your managerial abilities are important in finance. It favours real estate (commercial) and traditional blue chip companies. If these are involved in travel, higher education or publishing, all the better. Foreign investments are more interesting this year and you will have opportunities there. Foreigners or foreign companies seem important in the financial life.

Favourable financial numbers are 3, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20 and 21.

Career, as we mentioned, is super right now. There is much success and elevation happening. You seem honoured, appreciated and raised in status. You are honoured as much for who you are as for your professional achievements. Personal appearance and overall demeanour play a huge role in your success. You have the aspects that models, athletes and celebrities have. Your body and image are part of the career.

Love and Social Life

This is not an especially strong love and social year. Your 7th house of love and social activities is for the most part empty (only short-term planets will move through there – and briefly). Your 1st house of self, is strong. Most of the long-term planets are in the Eastern sector of your chart. This tends to more self-involvement rather than involvement with others. Some years are like that. The cosmos emphasizes a balanced development. So, some years, romance takes a back seat to other things.

The empty 7th house tends to show a stable kind of year. If you were satisfied with the love life last year you’ll be satisfied in the year ahead. Married couples tend to stay married and singles tend to stay single.

The social life becomes more active from September 10 onwards as Jupiter enters your 11th house of friends. You become more popular. You go out of your way for friends. But this transit is not a romantic one. It’s more about friendship and group activities.

There are a few complications in love – happily these are very correctable. The first complication is Saturn in your 1st house. We may have discussed this last year, but it applies now too. This can make you seem cold, aloof, distant and uncaring. Now, Sagittarius is not at all like this, but the Saturn energy can give this impression. This can inhibit the love life and limit opportunity. So, like last year, you need to make a conscious effort to project love and warmth to others. Do this every night and watch how the love life changes.

Mercury, your love planet, will go into retrograde motion four times in the year ahead – usually it only happens three times. Thus he will spend more than usual time in retrograde motion. This tends to weaken the social confidence and judgement. Current relationships seem to go backwards instead of forward and there are more delays and glitches in social matters than usual. The best way to deal with this is to use the retrograde periods to review the love life and see where improvements can be made. Then when Mercury goes forward again you can act on these plans.

Your love planet is a fast-moving planet. During the course of the year he will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope. So love and social opportunities can happen in many ways and with many kinds of people – depending on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

In general we can say that your most active love period will be from May 20 to June 30.

Self-improvement

Secular psychological therapy has its good points. It gives emotional release to people and often insights into present emotional issues. Often medication gives helpful relief too. But for you, with Neptune in your 4th house of home and family, you need a spiritual approach to emotional issues. Many of your issues have to do with things in previous lives, and with your spiritual mission and job. Without this kind of perspective, you’ll only go up to a certain point in your therapy – and no further.

If you’re a believer in the Divine, a very good psychological exercise is to ‘surrender’ the emotional body – the feeling nature – to the Divine and let it have its way. If this is done sincerely – not just with the lips, but with the heart and with full intent – a great peace will come over you. Little by little the Divine peace, joy and harmony – the natural state of the feeling body – will assert itself. We don’t create this. It’s about allowing it to happen.

Saturn in your 1st house shows that your ego nature, your self-esteem and confidence, is getting ‘reality therapy’ this year (it was happening last year as well). Is self-esteem too high? Is there overconfidence? Saturn will adjust it. But the same is true in reverse. Is self-esteem too low? Do you feel like a ‘worm of the dust’? Saturn will adjust this too. Saturn is going to build a healthy, realistic self-confidence in you. Your confidence will not be based on mere feeling or bravado but on reality. Saturn will arrange all these things.

Pluto in your money house is revealing the deeper spiritual secrets of wealth and supply. This we have mentioned above, and it has been the financial agenda for many years now. Many of you are beginning to see (and for some it will be in future years) that wealth – supply – is essentially spiritual. It is a spiritual force and a spiritual substance. This is what produces the outer, tangible objects of wealth – the money, the cars, the homes. This spiritual substance exists in unlimited quantities. The only limitations are personal – how much a person can receive and accept. Outer wealth is only the side effect of this inflow of spiritual substance. Perhaps the most difficult thing is to withdraw attention from the ‘outer’ objects and place it on the source. One releases this supply by recognition and acknowledgement. It is an internal activity. By the spiritual law, this internal activity is made manifest externally – in very natural kinds of ways.

Though the activity of wealth is internal and happens in quiet meditative times, this doesn’t mean that you just sit around idly and get rich. The inflow of spiritual wealth will lead to the right actions that are necessary. You might find yourselves busier than you ever were. But this ‘busy-ness’ is also a side effect of the internal spiritual substance.

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