Read your rising sign if you know it; or any other sign, as each of us has Aries, Taurus etc. someplace in our charts governing some aspect of our lives.
ARIES (March 21- April 20) – As Jupiter changed signs last night into Leo and into your 5th house of children, recreational pleasures, sports, creative activities, the theater, love affairs, speculation and gambling, the next year should be full with much expansion, growth and good fortune in those areas. This depends, of course, upon how much pleasure you can take in, as seen by the condition of your natal Jupiter. Some of us are born with good luck, confidence and a natural faith in ourselves, others of us have to fake it until we make it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21) – Your ruler Venus is in Cancer this week, as we wind down the month to meet the New Moon in Leo at 6:42 PM on Saturday, which brings to focus home and family affairs. You are at the bottom of the yearly cycle, when strengthening the foundation of your life, whether that means buying a house, repairing your existing home, spending time with your family, or staying home in the hammock reading, the focus is inward towards recharging your batteries. Expect some leftover fireworks over the weekend as Venus runs into Pluto the planet of power shifts, passion, and attempted manipulations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21) – Mercury is busy as the week begins supporting your need to think "outside the box." Do not be surprised if a monkey wrench is thrown into the works, as someone changes his/her mind or news comes that upsets things. Affairs should stabilize quickly though. Mercury meets both the planet of destabilization then stabilization in quick succession. The New Moon Saturday evening is a boon to sibling and neighborly relations or to your writing/educational projects.
CANCER (June 21-July 20) – Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communicating those thoughts and Venus, the planet of love and values, are both in your sign this week. Hopefully your words can express your feelings with sensitivity -- for most of us often hard to do. The New Moon on Saturday evening begins a month of focusing on your 2nd house of income and livelihood. With Jupiter there too (for a year) you can expect to begin a project this week or month that greatly increases your physical bank account or self worth/confidence bank account. One does not always know what level things will work out on-ideally both.
LEO (July 20-Aug. 21) – Once a year you have a New Moon in your sign. A New Moon, or new beginning, is that moment when the Sun and Moon merge for an instant. We never see it, as the Sun swallows the Moon completely; we only begin to see it as the Moon moves away from the Sun a few days later, as seen in the crescent Moon in the evening sky. New beginnings are often like that, not noticed at first and realized only later in hindsight. Rest assured that you will notice this year (until August 2015) as you have the added bonus of having the planet of expansion, faith, confidence, luck and creativity in Leo too. The seeds are sown this week for more of your light to shine.
VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 21) – Watch nervous strain as the week begins and Mercury connects with the combination of planets that has been known to cause the most upset in human affairs. The forces of moving forward unexpectedly and the force of stability and the status quo are vying for supremacy; disruptions followed by a solution calling for more responsibility and discipline. Use Neptune the planet of surrender, very strong now for those born from the 23rd-29th of August any year, to gain a spiritual perspective. You might not understand it all.
LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20) - Mars leaves your sign Friday night just before the New Moon Saturday evening, after a long seven month sojourn, usually only seven weeks. Mars might have been disrupting your placid, peaceful, and balanced life. Now he moves onto Scorpio, where he is more welcome. The New Moon in Leo awakens your 11th house of friends, groups and organizations, hopes and wishes and gains from your career. It is one of the fortunate houses. The New Moon, new beginning in the above affairs coupled with the transit of Jupiter, the planet of abundance, also moving through this house now means good fortune is on its way, especially welcome after the long transit of the upsetting god of war, Mars.
SCORPIO (Oct. 20-Nov. 21) – The biggie for you this week is Mars entering your sign Friday night just before the New Moon on Saturday. This is a big switch as Mars the planet of energy, anger, drive, assertion, will force and physical exertion will be in your sign until mid-September stirring you into passionate action which might involve a joint business or monetary deal. Watch what begins in your career house this week with the New Moon in Leo as it will lead to something, not always visible at first, which will require persistence to see through. Jupiter is up there, too-opportunities abound.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 21) – The New Moon Saturday evening shines on your 9th house of foreign affairs; and with Jupiter up there, too, voyaging around the world either literal or virtual is in the realm of possibilities. Planets shifting signs also shift departments of life where they are operating. Jupiter left your house of joint finances and unearned income where it has been for a year. It now wants you to expand globally; maybe some of that extra money you now have can be used to take that long desired course or adventure abroad.
CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20) – Your ruler Saturn is moving forward very slowly now. There is energy around for you to remember what it is that you were born to be known for. The monthly New Moon is in your 8th house of joint monetary affairs, concerns with taxes, wills, insurance, and affairs of the dead; also the psychological transformations we go through when we are in deep relationship with ourselves, through psychotherapy or with others as we get involved more deeply through combining finances or sexual intimacy. The New Moon has the planet of expansion and growth, Jupiter, with it, so augurs well for benefits coming to you from the above list. As Jupiter will be in this area for a year you have added time for the benefits to accumulate, accompanied by some crisis, pain or loss.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 20) – Your two ruling planets are still in that very awkward relationship as this week begins. Something inside wants to shift but another part of you does not. Adjustments have to be made between the freedom that you know comes from letting go and the fear that comes up when we think about doing that. The New Moon is in the house of partners and open enemies. Expect to widen your horizon this week by opening yourself up to enlarge your circle of friends.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 21) – Your planetary ruler Jupiter has the most powerful magnetic field in our solar system. It also radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun. Jupiter symbolizes faith in ourselves, faith in the process of life, the confidence that knows that what we do can make a difference and faith in the inherent abundance in the universe, there is enough for all. Use these qualities that your planet represents this week to see the big picture. Einstein was a Pisces.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.