2016 and 2017 - Years of Great Change
We've spent the last 3 years working on ourselves and who we really want to be and what we want for our lives. January's retrograde Mercury, starting Tues the 5th and ending he 25th, will put us into an inner place where we make the final review of what we have planned or thought about, and by the end of the month we will be ready, without doubts, to step into our new roles, our new lives.
Two days later Jupiter goes retrograde until the spring, something she does annually. Now we have two retrogrades...finish up what has been started, but don't leap into something new just yet.
Mars went into Scorpio Sunday the 3rd, let out of his jail in Libra and raring to go. But two retrograde planets are keeping things from really flowing so there is frustration in the air. Bite your tongue and don't start fights, or lawsuits. Just chill and things will flow nicely by the end of the month.
The Sun is now in Capricorn, the sign of Saturn who rules the material world. Saturn, now in Sagittarius, makes you work hard where ever he is. Saturn is the entrepreneur, the builder, the creator of wealth, and someone who expects to rule. Right now we are being emboldened to be practical. And being practical has never been so important as it is now. Change in the world is here now, and it will take off next month with gusto. On Friday the 8th, Mercury is in Capricorn too, and will be until months end. And there is a new Moon on the 9th, always a time for the new, but its squaring Uranus who's demanding those new changes be what he wants them to be, so we're in an emotional push pull. In this case its time to get REAL about the new you. Make lists, think and ponder, decided what action you are going to take to make the changes you've been contemplating. Practice this month, without choosing, what the new you is like. Dress totally differently than usual, and go for a walk and notice how people respond to you. Speak up if you are a mouse, and listen more if you speak too much. Break your routine and do something out of the norm. Go places you don't usually frequent, see what it's like. Just try it out, be an actor, and play a role for a few hours and see how it feels. Is this the new you, or not? Make your ideas more real by living it for a moment, making it more concrete and better to visualize. Your new play is about to begin, time for a dress rehearsal. If you think you know who the new you is, and you're ready, then start making it real now. Put everything into place so the transition is smooth and uncomplicated. Give notice to landlords and bosses. Toss your old wardrobe. Rearrange your furniture; put more plants in your office; take lots of bags to Goodwill; go through cabinets and toss, toss, toss (why do we have so much stuff anyhow??); make a list of your blessings; thank the Universe for them; honor others whether on their quest or stuck. Be still and listen to your inner voice. Then find your courage.i
A dear friend of mine works a job that takes all that she has, leaving her no life to speak of. She needs to pay her bills of course, but at what price? So she made a plan to get out of there and gave her notice. She doesn't yet know where she is going, has few reserves to fall back on, but she is keeping the faith in the process, and writing a journal outlining her new life. She is simply saying "I want to have time for my pleasures, like reading and being quiet and stress free. I am happy and have fun. I have leisure time. I work for great people who treat me well, and don't see my stability as a reason to dump every job on me knowing I will get it done. I am semi-retired and I don't worry about money to pay my bills. I am happy with my life." She also went to her bosses and told them she'd been working for free due to her overtime for many years, and she felt a parting bonus would be fair. Much to her surprise, they gave her 5 times what she had expected, and she now has a nest egg to help ease her financial worries. It can happen to you too if you just take a leap of faith and BELIEVE.
Now while all this inner work is wrapping up, but at a very critical stage, some of the other planets are causing stress and pressure. Pluto and Uranus are still battling for the future, but as I said years ago, Uranus is winning and now Pluto, the Phoenix, has taken the gauntlet and is pushing for change too. The battle is about how much will change, and Pluto's "keeping the status quo" side is still fighting the fight to keep much as it is.
2016 & 2017 are tied together in a dance to change the world now. Starting in February things will really start to pop in the world. For the last few years, the planets have been in fixed signs, or signs which are not good with change, but good for keeping you still long enough to "find yourself" - your true self. And that is a slow process so slow moving planets help that along.
Now that several planets are in mutable signs - Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces - change will flow quickly. It's natural for them. And now that Saturn is in Sagittarius, Neptune is in Pisces, Jupiter is in Virgo the shift becomes more fluid, less blockages to change. So these years will take your breath away when you see how much will change and how fast. And Saturn as the anchor here, and the ruler of the material world, he will make permanent these changes, as all Saturn transits do. In Sagittarius knowledge will become important again (People will DEMAND answers and accountability); the law and justice will be made to work for the majority and fairness will become the norm - and with the discovery of Eris, new rules of Libra and justice, her energy will ensure that justice will prevail); and finally Spirituality - the masses will become more connected to the Universe in their daily lives; seeming miracles will occur; and a sense of connection to one another will become more evident as fairness takes hold. We are embarking on amazing times. And yes, the crazies, the corrupt and the power mad will push back and therein comes the hard times. And the Earth herself has Earthquakes, Fires, Flood, Tornado's and Hurricanes coming, along with Climate Change. These are going to be very challenging times. Ready yourself by KNOWING who you are and being that person. By finding the leadership skills in yourself to take charge of your own life, while balancing the need to be caring and nurturing to yourself and others. New leaders will emerge who are kinder and who care about the corruption and unfairness in the world (go Bernie, who by the way has a very good chance of winning according to his horoscope, despite the nay-sayers). Like the new Pope, who is making some people pretty mad, while others rejoice at his honest messages new leaders will emerge with new messages; power will be questioned; fairness will be demanded. Like we used to say in the 60's - Question Authority!!
The end of the world as we know it is coming. But it is followed by rebirth. And our world is about to be reborn. And like everything in life, there is the good and the bad. But if we take a practical approach and work hard to keep a spiritual connection going, we will ride the storm, and learn and grow a lot if we let ourselves change. Fear is being confronted and with spiritual hearts and minds and faith, we will win this battle and help make the planet the paradise it should be. You chose to be here now, so get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.