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?

 

Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22)
Charming, Sociable, Diplomatic. Lover of all things balance and harmony. Here’s a celebration of the fabulous things ahead for you.

Libra, you enjoy networking, socializing, meeting people, interacting with groups and organizations. You excel at seeking a harmonious balance with all your associations, with little alone time for you.

Some of you may have felt a push and pull effect between accepting the status quo in your friendships and relationships OR drawing a line in the sand with regard to what friendships or relationships align with your core values.

Fair-minded and diplomatic Libra, it’s easy to put your needs second, in favor of appeasing others.

Finally, dear Libra, the reward for giving to others and making personal and financial sacrifices is here! This season, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for using your time to activate your hidden talents, while learning new communication or academic skills.

Libra is known for having mastered the art of relationships with others, however, getting out of your comfort zone and mastering the art of relating with self on a deeper level is just what Jupiter (planet of luck) is asking you to do as he makes his visit to this section of your chart. It’s time to incorporate some time into your busy schedule, for contemplation and figuring out your next move, in preparation for September 2016 when Jupiter (planet of luck) will visit your sign.

Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you structure the skills and talents you need to learn in order to communicate them effectively and more decisively than usual. Libra can sometimes be indecisive. Get ready to become a master at unearthing your hidden talents and expanding your knowledge and skills.

 

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Written by: Jacqueline N. Wafor. Astrologer | Bio: Bachelor of Science in Economics, Masters in Library & Information Science. | Creator of: The Fashion Astrologer™, Personalized Colors Of Attraction™ (PCOAT™), Sexxtrology™, Love GPS™ (Locate & Decode Mr/Miss Right), Fashion Forecast: Emerging Trends & Designs™