Over the next 3 days, I’ll be giving you a sneak peek into what 2016 has in store.
Today’s article is about the Top 4 Things We All Need To Know based on the upcoming 2016 planetary alignments.
The content is derived from my 2016 Horoscope eBook that’s more than 150 pages long and features in-depth information for all the signs about their year ahead. You can order it here. £10 for all 12 signs.
1. You Can Manifest Your Long-Term Goals
Commitment planet Saturn is now established in the sign of the archer, Sagittarius, helping you turn your vision (Sagittarius) into practical goals (Saturn). Fire your arrows high into the sky, the first step in manifesting your long-term goals.
In 2016, we say goodbye to the Uranus-Pluto square, a key factor of the years 2012-2015 which brought revolution and chaos on many levels. The world still faces challenges but on an individual level, you can find your feet again as you build on solid ground.
Truth planet Jupiter in Virgo teams up with power planet Pluto in Capricorn twice in 2016, creating an earthy vibe and when you combine faith with intent, you move mountains. 2016 is potentially a year of transformation when Jupiter and Pluto bring hidden riches.
2. When In Doubt, Choose Love & Compassion
The Jupiter-Neptune opposition broke like a wave on our shores in September 2015 triggering the refugee crisis and continues to reverberate in all our lives. Jupiter and Neptune in opposition are emotionally overwhelming and in November 2015 Saturn stepped in to create order out of chaos.
Yet Saturn lays down the law with a heavy hand and many people want and need a safe base to underpin their hopes and beliefs. Saturn and Neptune clash twice more in 2016 and if left ungrounded they arouse fear and a crisis of faith.
Even when you feel you’ve lost your way or you question what’s happening in your own life or the world, remember there isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. Help in real ways, build strong foundations for yourself, your family and your community and you quieten any anxiety.
The challenge to awaken love and compassion is a key aspect of the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune story and once Jupiter enters the sign of relating, Libra, in September 2016, you get the message loud and clear that people count.
3. Mars Retrograde = Frustrated Desire
Action planet Mars is retrograde from April 17 until June 29 2016. This suggests frustrated desire, an inability to be assertive and to express yourself fully.
Traditionally this is not a good time to initiate brand new projects, to enter into a conflict situation or to take on any task that demands a lot of strength or stamina. Your vital energies can feel depleted when Mars is on go slow.
Mars is the passion planet which rules your libido so this might play out as a lack of desire or a period of celibacy, especially when Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of sexuality.
Work on your inner strength and confidence whilst Mars is on go slow but in a gradual way. Embrace activities which boost your self esteem and help tap you into those all important masculine qualities.
4. Slow & Steady Wins The Race
2015 had a strong focus on the fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) elements known as the ‘extrovert’ signs when expansive Jupiter in fiery Leo teamed up with change planet Uranus in Aries.
This year’s astrology is more in tune with the ‘introvert’ signs as the earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) elements dominate. This arouses themes of slow living, being rather than doing, tangible results, savouring the journey rather than racing to the destination.
This is down to Jupiter in Virgo until September 2016 and communication planet Mercury lounging around in the earth signs. The ‘extrovert’ signs might find this frustrating and if 2016 is the planetary equivalent of the fable of the hare and the tortoise, it’s the slow and steady tortoise who will win most races.