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?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Nurturing, Caring, Loyal. Lover of all things classic.
Here’s a celebration of the fabulous things ahead for you.
Cancer, you work hard to maintain your sense of value, your worth and what you have to offer. Over the past year, you have worked diligently to have a firm handle on your home, stability, security, home business and to establish some form of security and stability in the sphere of personal and business relationships.
Your career seems to have gone through many ups and downs. The times when you felt as though life was returning to a semblance of order, other home/career factors threatened to disrupt your harmony. At times, it may have seemed like your past achievements had evaporated, and you probably wondered how to carve a new identity for yourself, in the midst of so much chaos.
Some of you experienced this push and pull effect in your career, work, public status, relationship, and health concerns.
Fear not, dear Cancer, things are definitely looking up for you in 2016. There’s a shift ahead.
You worked through what may have felt like chaos and became adept at figuring things out. Your survival instinct kicked in and finally, dear Cancer, the reward for your ingenuity is here!
This season, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for making gains through work, and being recognized for your talent and hard-work. You are in for the time of your life!
Cancer is known for nurturing others, for being the maternal sign of the Zodiac. You are also great at reaching out, connecting with and being an active participant of your social circles. The effort you put in towards associating with, and nurturing others, your work/work projects, health, service to others and your charitable deeds seem to be set to pay off for you in a big way, in 2016!
Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you define and structure your work projects, work life, health. This could be the path to financial success, career decisions, your boundaries, your new-found levels of deep and emotional intimacy with a current partner or a new one, if unattached.
Get ready to become a master of how to catch him and keep him or toss out what does not work, in favor of what truly makes you happy. In other words, you have a clear shot at winning in work-related matters.