Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Full Moon Fever Ahead

Photo by Wonder Bright
When the Moon is Full, it means it is in an opposition aspect to the Sun. Representing our emotions, intuition and motherly instinct, the Moon in this phase reflects our journey of the inner self at its halfway point. We are evaluating the harvest of our hard work and figuring out what went well and what we could do better. For this reason, the days before and after the Full Moon can feel a little stressful. The upcoming Full Moon in Cancer on 5th January 2015 (first Full Moon of the year!!) is a strong one and it stands in opposition to both the Sun and the God of the Underworld himself, Pluto whilst being square to Uranus (thus making a contentious T-square formation).
I have been saying in “Growing Pains” lectures for some time now that the Uranus-Pluto square demands that we have an honest look at what Mary Whitehouse was telling us way back during the conjunction between these two planets (in the mid sixties). If you remember, she was vilified for her conservative views on protecting children from what they were seeing on the television. Astrologically, Uranus rules technology whilst Pluto represents the hidden side of human nature: death, sex and other people’s money. Through the seven-fold square dance between these heavyweight planets over the past few years, we are just starting to understand the effect of the internet and hand held devices on our children. And we haven’t even scratched the surface of it yet. There’s much more to come in mid March 2015 with the final tango of this Uranus-Pluto square.
This particular Full Moon is stressful because it makes us look deeply into ourselves and face some very troubling truths. And yes, because Uranus and Pluto are implicated in this chapter of the journey, the care of our children is at stake.

Aries

Has your impatience and audacity in the workplace paid off? Chances are you are feeling you’ve rather over egged the bureaucratic pudding and are feeling a little silly for doing so. No time to feel sorry for yourself—push on and don’t lose your courage. But perhaps you could leave the oppositional defiant disorder for another day. Your boss is getting annoyed. Taking chances is all well and good if the rewards are truly worth the risks.

Taurus
If you are planning a holiday or looking to start an educational course, it’s time to read the fine print. It isn’t easy to pull the wool over your eyes but these days, you need to put your reading glasses on. What you thought was a good, dependable investment may not be what it seems under scrutiny.  Also on your mind might be some ideas for home improvements. It’s a great idea but it needs some careful research and no matter how good it looks in the sales, make sure you look at a potential purchase thoroughly before you buy.

Gemini
Finances have never been your thing because to you the ability to share information in all important. This month you will be confronted with all kinds of financial questions, ideas and speculations. It’s not your thing but you are being challenged to get to grips with it. Ignoring it will not make it go away. In fact, that kind of head in the sand tactic will only mean the problem gets much worse. It might be scary to face such huge, uncertain problems head on but if you can only hold them to the light, you will be rewarded.

Cancer
As the Big Mother of the zodiac, you have always been willing to offer comfort to all creatures. As the Full Moon approaches, you may feel under scrutiny for your actions. Did you love enough? Or were you accepting when you should have been sharply critical? Children are notoriously ungrateful and judgmental. The challenge for you is to decide who is right and who needs a cold shoulder until an apology is offered.

Leo
The Full Moon questions your commitment to both your significant others and your workplace.  Despite the odd flaw here and there, you are magnificently generous person who wants to give of your time and talents. But you want to do it on your own terms and very often that means you want the credit for what you do. But what if you had to do everything with not so much as a little ‘thank you’? Would you still do it if nobody noticed? The temptation you face is to do something completely outrageous just to get a little attention. Don’t even think about it, Leo.

Virgo
You have an excellent critical eye that can spot the smallest of flaws in even the grandest of schemes. You don’t like to say ‘I told you so’ too often but as you watch your friends bumbling through their romances, you can’t help but smirk and tell them you saw it coming. Resist that urge—it’s not worth wrecking your friendship.  What would be far more helpful would be to be the shoulder to cry on when it’s needed over the next few days. You’ll get your chance to say your piece but for now, use you compassionate common sense.

Libra
Being the peacemaker is a tough job but someone has to do it when everyone else has their hands full being seriously provocative. Family members are even colleagues continue their antics and worse, demanding that you take sides—and your significant other stands by in the sidelines watching the drama as if it were some sort of scientific experiment gone haywire. Do yourself a little favour and detach yourself, make some popcorn and enjoy the excitement without becoming personally involved.

Scorpio
You’re still breathing that sigh of relief that the crisis seems to be over. But don’t too comfortable. You have an awful lot to say and while you might think it’s just gentle banter, others are seriously offended and hurt by your opinions--even if they don’t react straight away. It may feel good to you to get things off your chest but you need to bear in mind your audience has a very good memory and your words may come back to haunt you. Button it for the moment. You’ll have your chance to say what you really mean another day.

Sagittarius
Just when you think you got your finances in order BOOM, another crisis pops up. Being responsible for others sure puts a dampener on your freedom, doesn’t it? But the good news is that you can handle a crisis efficiently and effectively and very often without even breaking a sweat. Your professional skills may not seem to be useful in your own home but if you put them to good use, they will serve you well. Be cool baby and never let them see you sweat.

Capricorn
So you’re the one causing all these problems! You’re so ordered and structured (most of the time) that you feel very virtuous for following absolutely every rule in the book while just about everyone who has broken those same rules are in a crisis. Well played—but you’re not off the hook. Being the only secure one in the home means you have to dig everybody else out of the pit. And that’s going to cost you. The problem is that the more money you invest in solving the problem, the more costs keep going up until you’re forced to quite dramatically cut off the ties. Remember, you’re the one with the clout to call the shots.

Aquarius
To serve of be served? Neither of these options is to your liking but sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and do as you’re told. That is not to say you can’t add your own personal flair. In fact, you won’t be able to resist doing just that. As the propeller head techie of the zodiac, you have the ability to help the world come to grips with the crisis that is facing us. This is your chance to step up to the plate and tell us how to use technology to benefit the world rather than sharing photos of our cats of social networking sites.

Pisces
Your idealism can often give people the impression your head is in the clouds (and they might be right) but your ability to keep the faith even under the harshest of fire keeps the rest of us buoyant. Everyone should thank you but, as you let people take advantage of you, you go unappreciated yet again. But only if you decide to let it happen. This Full Moon, your creativity knows no bounds and whilst it can be a bit daunting to get your stuff ‘out there’ it’s time you received the recognition you deserve. Go for it Pisces.




Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Daily Horoscope for 31 December

Mercury day!! Books are your path to success . . .choose a classic

Aries
Today your thoughts turn to food. Not just your everyday fare but rich, sweet, gooey comfort food that makes sugar levels spike and blood pressure sky rocket. Whether it’s boredom, anxiety or just plain old homesickness, it’s sometimes better just to enjoy life rather than become too bogged down in the consequences.

Taurus
Did someone mention food? Today you’re wishing you’re an Aries (see above) but you have so much to say, you’re too busy to eat. Your advice seems to be wanted from every corner. And why not? You’ve spent a lifetime accumulating all that knowledge so take very opportunity to share it.

Gemini
Today you’re feeling a bit left out in the cold and out of step with the rest of the world. Earthly matters such as money, routines and keeping a job longer than a few weeks are things you just don’t understand. It’s time to get a grip and start taking things a bit more seriously.

Cancer
Today a woman friend lends a helping hand and your faith in humankind is restored. No one has helped you today? Well then take it as a sign that it’s time you are the one to lend that helping hand. Small gestures can really make someone’s day.

Leo
On this last day of the year, you have finally gotten yourself completely organised for the optimal push for a promotion. You feel in charge, you look magnificent and luck is on your side. Don’t forget to write your thank you cards to all the people who helped you on your way.

Virgo
If you carry on treating your romantic adventures as if they were business transactions, you’ll drive away potential amorous suitors. Getting to grips with this romance business is slippery business indeed and you may need a bit more practice to see the results you really want. Try a home-cooked meal to impress that interested friend.

Libra
Today your home seems to be the base for the intellectuals. Simple conversations with friends turn into pontificating philosophical profundities that make your head throb. If you can find a way to get cosy, you’ll enjoy the depths of the topic so much more.

Scorpio
Relationships of all sorts need to be treated with tender loving care and attention. If you want someone to do you a favour, you might want to try a little extra sweetness to push them out of their comfort zone and see things your way.

Sagittarius
As you tend to your daily rituals, take a bit of extra time to remember all that your mother did for you. Reminisces are often invoked through our sense of smell so treat yourself with a nice cup of java, a bouquet of flowers or invest in some new clothes for a walk down memory lane.

Capricorn
Today and tomorrow are excellent days to spend on your hobbies, although your idea of ‘hobby’ is everyone else’s idea of work. You have an usually artistic flair and a very good way with people today so make the most of it by meeting and greeting people you don’t normally mix with.

Aquarius
You still got the edge. Even better, you are willing to share your wild and crazy ideas with others. With buzzing conversations, you feel inspired to channel your eccentricities into delightful and very useful purposes.

Pisces
Everyone’s talking about what we can do to make the world a better place. You have some way-out-there plans that are just waiting for the right moment to be presented. Now is not the time to be shy. Find a way to get your ideas across.





Daily Horoscope for 30 December 2014

The Moon moves into Taurus later today! Time to relax and enjoy the simple things in life. . .

Aries
After all the excitement yesterday, today you wake up feeling that your bed is just too comfy a place to leave. Normally an energetic person, it isn’t like you to want to laze about. A good reason to get motivated? There’s money to be made!

Taurus
It’s a great day to curl up with a good book (maybe re-read a favourite). It’s one of those gentle days that requires lots of pampering from others, a nice nibble of chocolate and a nip of decent brandy before bedtime. Hanging with friends you haven’t seen for awhile is a great idea too,

Gemini
Lots of people seem to be demanding your time and sympathy. From late night phone call from a sizzled friend to door to door chuggers, everyone seems to think you have “Can I help you?” tattooed on your forehead. Be nice but be firm.

Cancer
Financially you seem to be in great shape but as you worry about everything, today your turn your sad eyes to a friend who’s down on his or her luck. Looking after others comes so easy to you but why can’t you give yourself the same love and attention?

Leo
Starting to feel the money pinch? Seriously Leo, you don’t need things from the sales. And you really don’t need Star Trek pyjamas, another desk set and you definitely don’t need to buy anything else for your pet. Put your wallet away.

Virgo
For sure, you are one of the zodiacs best intellects so why not put it to good use? The world needs to hear what you have to say so have some fun by putting pen to paper and letting the rest of us in your findings. Seriously, the rest of us need you!

Libra
Recently, you’ve been putting a lot of effort into caring for your family and home—even if no one seems to appreciate it. You will be rewarded for all your hard work and  there should be a little more jingle in your pocket if you continue to impress the right people.

Scorpio
No one has the ability to get to the point like you.  You can make jaws drop with a few carefully turned phrases  or you can get the whole world to sing your tune the way you want them to.  But today, you let your sensitive side show and let everyone know how much you care.

Sagittarius

Quiet meditation and getting in touch with your emotional side is the order of the. Yes, it’s sometimes hard to see but you do have a great deal of sympathy for those who suffer—you just need to be given the space to show it,]

Capricorn
“Play time” for you often involves a lot of hard work. But sometimes getting those Legos out and putting something together can be very therapeutic. After all, you understand structure, reliability and order better than anyone else so why not share your knowledge with a child?

Aquarius
From a young age, you have believed that feelings belonged to others and you didn’t have them—at least not in the conventional sense.  However, your feelings are continuously burbling under the surface. Why not try talking about them today? Just to do something a little different!

Pisces

You’ve been a star in the workplace and performed miracles with very few resources.  You do so much for other people but let today be a day you spend relaxing with friends and putting the world right through talking about an idea world.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Weekly Horoscope 29 December 2014

Astrological Garden at John Wadworth's in Glastonbury
The Moon works in very subtle ways. Intuitively, you would have set into motion new projects last week as the Moon was in its dark phase in the early degrees of Capricorn on the 22 December. For this lunar month (New Moon to New Moon), projects will involve stabilising and structuring business deals or career moves. This week, the Moon will move from its First Quarter phase into the Full Moon via a stage known as the Gibbous phase.  This is essentially a time of working hard to achieve new goals and targets. By understanding this phase, you can rest assured you are on the path to success.



Aries
Your patience this week is thin and you are very sensitive to sudden or unpredictable changes because you are anxious about not reaching your targets. Although you do not ask anything more from others than you would ask of yourself, you have the tendency to make those around you very uneasy. Be careful, the Boss is watching you and gauging how you manage under pressure. As the week goes on, your concerns turn towards finance and you may be in negotiations for a more stable pay structure.  By the time of the Full Moon next week, you should have news about how your plans are turning out.

Taurus
The New Moon began with a vision for a successful business deal but this week, it may seem as if the right, influential people are not noticing your hard work. Instead, it may seem like everyone wants a handout. As the week goes on, it becomes easier to talk to those in authority and you may find out that they had noticed you after all. If you are making travel or education plans, you may receive the very beginnings of the signal to go ahead with them. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you are singing like the proverbial canary and can rightfully take pride in your ability to wait patiently.

Gemini
Not known for using your intuition, the New Moon tickles your spidey sense and make you worried about money. Like any good Gemini, you talk over your concerns with anyone who will listen—and completely blow your strategy. Keeping secrets is not your strong point but try to keep your best ideas under wraps this week. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you should be pleasantly surprised that you are admired for using your discretion.

Cancer
Always sensitive the Moon, Cancers are struggling to hold it together. It seems everyone is doing their best to antagonise you, particularly those who are in authority over you. Why is everyone driving you crazy? Because you hate change and thrive on stability. Take a deep breath and tune into the winds of change. It’s a fresh breeze that can help you unstuck yourself from the mud and offer you new choices. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you should get the recognition you have been striving for.

Leo
You’re more known for giving than receiving orders but this week has you running around in an apron and bearing a dust mop. Yes, you have felt the urge for a good old tidy up and in the process uncover some hidden treasures that you buried a long time ago. What will you do with them?  You could share them out with those closest to you but it would do your magnanimous reputation no harm to donate then to a charity of your choice. As tempting as it might be, don’t blow your own trumpet about this. By the time of the Full Moon, someone will do it for you and then you can truly bask in their admiration.

Virgo
You like everything neat and orderly and that includes your relationships. But this week, you will find that no matter how much you scrub that damn spot, you just can’t get rid of it. You drive yourself as crazy as Lady Macbeth about this. Or you could distract yourself  by putting your energies into something far more productive. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you will be able to face differences with loved ones in a fair and equal manner.

Libra
You have been sorely tested with holiday festivities—and it may have felt like you did it for an unappreciative audience to boot. To make matters worse, you discover you’ve overspent and are short of cash as well. It’s high time you treated yourself with kindness by setting some time aside to just enjoy a good movie or whatever kind of escapism floats your boat. When the Full Moon comes, you will have a better perspective on yourself and may even decide it’s about time you ask for more or better contributions from those you feel are taking advantage of you.

 Scorpio
You may have been working hard on a writing project or a plan to improve the neighbourhood or even a joint development with a sibling. Whatever it is, this week calls for a bit more organisation and a tidy up. What isn’t working? Be ruthless and purge yourself of whatever routine just isn’t doing it for you. If it’s people that aren’t doing what they’re supposed to, for the sake of business, tell them where they’re going wrong (in a nice way, Scorpion!). By the time of the Full Moon next week, you will have a better vision of what you can achieve.

Sagittarius
You try to keep your head down but just can’t resist poking it over it over the parapet, can you? And in that instant, you see some things that worry you and shake up your idea of stability. As the week goes on, you might want to consider eating more healthily to keep up your strength or perhaps even starting a new exercise regime. Money worries you and you make plans to work extra hours or negotiate with authority figures for a better rate of pay. Although you may be the praying type, by the time of the Full Moon next week, you understand that hard work is the only way to get ahead.

Capricorn
Well, everything seems to be ticking over nicely, doesn’t it? You feel very comfortable indeed with what you’re doing. But despite the evidence in front of your eyes, you can’t help but feel uneasy. Perhaps things at home are not all they should be or maybe it’s just one of those bad feelings. Try not to be so pessimistic. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you will have a better understanding of what it is that is bothering you and you will have the strength and courage to put it right.

Aquarius
Everyone knows you march to the beat of a different drummer but do you have to be so LOUD about it? You might impress your boss with your audacity but you are making your colleagues very uneasy indeed. As this week goes on, try to use a little more subtlety is what you say and do—particularly at home. By the time of the Full Moon, you will be rewarded handsomely for your sensitivity. By the way, stay off the internet for awhile and talk to some real people for a change. The aliens aren’t coming this week.

Pisces

You are highly tuned in to the suffering in the world—even more so than usual. In fact, your friends might even say you’ve made it career to help out those less fortunate than you. In the whole entire scheme of things, it is so nice of you to endeavour to be of service to others but for the love of God, look after yourself too. Have a bath, do some laundry, take a few minutes out of busy servitude to make sure you are also getting what you need. By the time of the Full Moon next week, you might find you are needed more than ever and you’ll be glad you took some time out to refresh yourself.