The year 2016 promises to be a year of fabulous transformations! This change is a welcome sigh of relief and will help in grounding a lot of the transformations experienced both individually and collectively. Here’s why: Jupiter and Saturn. These very important planets’ transit into new signs, respectively, this past year.
Kicking off these transits is Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune (I call it the “big things poppin’ planet”), who transited from Leo to Virgo on August 11, 2015. Virgo is an Earth sign, grounded, stable, detail-oriented, practical, perfectionist. The last time Jupiter visited Virgo was in 2003 and this is the first time in 12 years that such an important event has occurred in the sign of Virgo! Not to worry, every sign gets a turn, every year.
Not to be outdone in the season’s line-up of transformations, is Saturn. On September 17, 2015, Saturn, the taskmaster planet that teaches us structure, order, discipline, responsibility and hard-work, made it’s triumphant entry into Sagittarius. Sagittarius will lay the groundwork for the future by setting up structures that can stand the test of time, with the potential to last for future generations. Saturn teaches us the value of working hard for the things we desire.
When Saturn was in Scorpio (from October 2012 until December 2014), we experienced different forms of intense transformations and rebirth experiences in the Scorpio-ruled house of our charts. For some, the experience was akin to the mythical Phoenix, where we felt as though we had to rise from the ashes that used to be our lives, emerged stronger, wiser, with a deeper knowledge of self and best of all, able to build new structures from the transformations and life changing experiences of the past 2.5 years – that’s how long it takes Saturn to transit through each sign.
When Saturn entered adventurous, optimistic, broad-minded Sagittarius (in December 2014 – on Christmas Eve, to be exact,) for the first time since 1985-1988, we were glad to breathe a sigh of relief and try something new….new businesses….new hair…new makeup…new fashions….new relationships, new jobs, new locations…and so much more. We all carried the lessons learned from the previous 2.5 years into this new beginning. After all, Sagittarius loves branching out into new, uncharted territory.
Well….Not. So. Fast. On June 14, 2015 to August 2, 2015 Saturn’s retrograde back into Scorpio (think of a retrograde motion as a planet in reverse, moving backwards) felt like a teacher checking his students’ homework to ensure lessons learned were applied correctly.
Finally! On August 2, 2015, Saturn ended its retrograde in Scorpio and resumed its forward motion through the last degrees of Scorpio until it made its triumphant entry into optimistic Sagittarius on September 17, 2015, to stay there until Dec. 2017. Awesome, right?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Bold, Passionate, Enthusiastic. Lover of all things exciting.
Here’s a celebration of fabulous things ahead for you.
Aries, you are fresh off a season of fun, romance, creativity and nights at the casinos that seemed as though they were customized just for you – What a blast!
You may have felt a push and pull effect between having to choose between fun activities, splurging on the things you love or paying bills, taxes, insurance payments, alimony, and child care expenses.
Not to worry dear Aries, the fun’s not over for you because this year, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for directing your passion and drive towards your work, projects, health, fitness, day-to-day activities and the charities you support. Your energy levels will be so dynamic and you will feel as though you can accomplish just about anything you set your mind to!
Not known for being the most patient sign of the Zodiac, you do not enjoy being weighed-down with boring responsibilities. However, expanding your capacity to work (especially in leadership roles), is just what Jupiter (planet of luck) is asking you to do as he visits this section of your chart from August 11, 2015 to September 9, 2016.
Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you define and structure your philosophies, outside-the-box ideas, involvement with publishing, higher education, broadcasting, and opportunities to connect with a wider audience abroad and at home (perhaps, through your work?)
In other words, you can have a clear shot at honing your entrepreneurial drive!
Get ready to become a master of how to translate your outside-the-box entrepreneurial ideas into reality while tossing out antiquated work, health and fitness practices.