2018 ANNUAL ASTROSCOPE
by JOHN DELANEY

ARIES
2018

One thing is for certain: Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020 establishes the foundation for an extensive period of unassailable law and order. If there is any doubt, Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 bolsters law and order even more securely by both official and unofficial channels of local, municipal, national and international security. Furthermore, this unassailable law and order underwrites a new wave of acquisitiveness and migrations across vastly different and unprecedented international borders during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 which the governments of entire nations do not want interrupted.

Your own personal role in this less permissive and more punitive society is less certain. Your ability to maneuver the loopholes in professional bureaucracies and infrastructures become so deft that by that ability Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 declares that you have made it part of that bureaucracy or infrastructure itself. Your status as rebel and innovator is equally so entrenched that Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May declares that you have become part of the standing order. You say, “It can’t go on like this – and it won’t go on like this.”

But not all change excites you. Despite all attempts at a renewed sense of unity, Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March indicates that these ties that bind – family and childhood friendships – now begin to loosen, as some, feeling their oats, go out into the wider world to stake their claim. Enjoy your time together – but do not expect it to continue.

Rather, pay closer attention to the overt increased demands by the government, the police and your bosses. For one thing, 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June signifies that, whether in or out of uniform, there will be a lot more people with the official duty to tell you what to do. (Been to the airport recently?) Don’t expect those newfound authority figures to be shy about wielding their power. Indeed, law enforcement on international, national and municipal scales clean up large-scale criminal organizations and the skilled infamous personages of their ad hoc infrastructures like an exterminator eliminating all bedbugs during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018. Indeed, law enforcement will keep a close eye upon you and everybody else as they ferret out all leads to catch the ones who got away as 2002-CR46 squares Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018.

Such a victory will swell the heads of many an authority figure and law enforcement official, as they say what they want, how they want it – oftentimes, harshly – as Saturn trines Aphidas during January. Worse yet, some of these authority figures and law enforcement officials will not prove so intelligent, capable and honest throughout Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. Furthermore, while some people will surprisingly be unusually friendly and helpful, Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June denotes that some people will fulfill your most malevolent and malicious expectations of a hostile and dystopian society. Lower your expectations. Watch your mouth.

More and more incidents occur with these dumb, incapable and dishonest cops, all around you and in the news, as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. Steer clear, and refuse to make mountains out of molehills, to prevent yourself from long-term legal entanglements – the ability of some of these dumb, incapable and dishonest cops to penetrate your personal and private space legally during Retrograde Pholus from April through August will prove rather intimidating.

Easier said than done. Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June connotes that some dumb, incapable and dishonest cops resent your ability to evade their malign influences as they key on you more and more closely.

Much depends upon how conservative you became professionally, financially and with your social appearance during 2016 and 2017. The more conservative you appeared and acted during 2016 and 2017, the more that both Retrograde Saturn from May through August and Retrograde Pluto from May through August will protect, if not outright reward, you.

But don’t passively rest on your laurels. Pay a premium upfront to secure the loyalty of skilled employees and subtle intellects who will help you not only to make money in the long term, but also to avoid all the pitfalls along the way, as Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September.

Either way, conservative or otherwise, Chiron in Aries from May through September will penetrate you and make you feel inadequate, making you feel, alternatively and respectively, either like a wimp or a victim. The trend of a more punitive and dystopian society will not abate and will continue as authority figures and law enforcement officials issue even more sarcastic orders throughout Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November. Non-compliance or outright rebellion can cause you long-term legal entanglements during and beyond Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August, costing you more money than you can afford to spend (as if you can afford to spend any) during and beyond Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October.

Strangely, more glamorous movie stars portray and act like cops (Is that possible?) and more cops behave like movie stars as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. Simultaneously, Retrograde Neptune from July through November signifies that the herd mentality morphs into a dichotomy of cops versus gangs (or, more honorably, posses). Overt battles between law enforcement and gangs or mobs within mobs escalate during 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023.

Concurrently, theft increases. Theft by the extremely poor and homeless during Bienor in Gemini from July through November will cause many a retail manager to deploy bouncer security to work with police in escorting vulgar and bitterly loud perpetrators out of stores and into jails. More disturbingly, groups of organized thieves and masterminds, strategically optimistic about the changing retail landscape, target larger retail chains and the Devil in Hell named Amazon itself – as well as the United States Post Office – in large-scale organized theft during Echeclus in Gemini from July through December.

Indeed, the rash of theft which occurs during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October has not been experienced for many a moon and will turn these retail establishments afflicted into veritable war zones. Violent arrests increase during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August. Arrests of organized gangs increase as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September. Moreover, if you have any “deliveries,” realize that your deliveries may also be stolen. Pay close attention. Stay out of potentially violent mercantile establishments.

 Individuals you meet or organizations you join, whether promoting a New Age spiritual practice, religious organization or distinctly political affiliation, during Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August, represents harbinger of future friendships and life directions during as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. The graphic arts and freelance copywriters make bold statements in behalf of such organizations as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

More overtly than usual, however, these individuals and organizations reflect more dystopian power grabs than utopian societal ideals during Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. Some individuals and organizations will claim during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December that this emphasis derives from a need to balance utopian ideals with practical reality. However, ideas discussed and actions taken as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August remind you that practical changes must happen to the society and its infrastructure by the time that as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020 before any such idealistic utopian society may begin. Overall, don’t fall under the misconception during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August that just because many people share your radical religious beliefs that these religious beliefs manifest in the world at large.

Law enforcement eradicates corruption within the retail sector commencing Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus, both transiting Gemini and Taurus, from September 2018 through January 2018. Law and order on a much wider scale reestablishes itself with a vengeance during Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September by punishing those who really deserve it.

Changes in law and academic policy during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November soften potentially harsh penalties and lessen stringent standards for entry, which can accommodate many during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October. Also, a healthy change in attitude amongst authority figures and law enforcement officials accompanies Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. You can think less about your own personal troubles and more about what you need to do to make the system work during Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November.

New governmental and institutional loopholes emerge during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Some will use these loopholes to take a mile when only an inch is given during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November as you learn how your employer, your school, your family and the government deal with “unpleasant facts” about specific criminal individuals in your life as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween. Worse yet, Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November suggests that certain nefarious individuals will use these loopholes not to cheat for personal advantage but in fact to cause outright structural damage. A change in the rules or the law becomes mandatory as soon as possible as Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. Ambitious criminals seek to exploit these new loopholes to their maximum. Be prepared to do something unexpected to thwart both the pirates and the mutiny by borderline violent means during Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December.

New personnel and new policies, particularly in the judiciary, are empowered and able to address the problems created by new, recently emerging loopholes during Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019. Such new personnel and new policies nip problems arising during October in the bud during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November. New authority figures and law enforcement officials realize the damage done by colleagues earlier in 2018 as they prepare to correct those errors while doing a more outstanding job as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. Participate in, and expect, widespread support for many law enforcement officials who died in the course of duty during Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Expect a heightened police presence to make holiday shopping sober, more desirable and more lucrative as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019.

Love of family, city, state, province or country makes you much more emotionally volatile as the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. However, you cannot possibly perceive the long-term changes that you will endure as a result of immigrants who establish themselves where  you live, or of the natives whom you meet as you travel, plan to relocate or relocate as 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 – but put a positive face on initial relations as you maintain a neutral attitude.

Your personal dealings with health insurance companies, as well as the municipal zoning divisions at City Hall, increase as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. However, don’t lose your temper with family or local citizens as you withstand the pressure to execute your duties as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 – this would defeat the purpose.

As you pay increased prices, assert, during Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December, “I don’t intend to spend more and more of my money each time that I come here in order to get the same thing.”

Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving favors traveling with groups for sporting events, whether as participant or spectator. Unfortunately, Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December catalyzes physical fights with others from other places traveling with groups for sporting events, whether as participants or spectators. During the ensuing pandemonium, lots of cops forget their training as they belt out insulting instructions in sarcastic manners during 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019 – but, really, how can one keep one’s cool during fistfights, brawls and riots? On top of this, certain sinister and malevolent evil genius cops take advantage of such conditions to make matters worse for their own twisted benefit during Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019. Yet another wave of reform!

All of this, however, should have had a positive effect upon Aries the Ram. Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019 recommends that you ascertain the right and wrong ways to work through channels and to exploit loopholes. Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019 demands that you ascertain when you should be a rebel and when you should be a staunch reactionary for the standing order.

 

TAURUS
2018

 

First and foremost, Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020 demands, and will demand, full compliance with law and order, no questions asked.

And then there is the economy – and the roof over your head. The pace of both life and real estate transactions will accelerate quite inhumanly during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 in preparation for an extremely long-term cycle commencing in the not-too-distant future. You must keep pace or risk getting left behind – permanently. If new partners, public relations strategies and business practices jive well with law enforcement officials during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018, then they are profoundly effective and you should keep them – you will need the advice and support of these new partners many times on an ongoing basis throughout Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018.

Keep an eye on those who keep an eye on you. There is no reason to entertain paranoia – Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 communicates well that both allies and enemies know that conditions are changing and that they seek to capitalize upon them any way that they can, whether at your expense or not.

 Then there are those troublemakers and unsavory individuals whose faces you don’t see, or who hide in plain sight, working underneath their skill level and education at some wage slave job – or who all of a sudden show up at a public riot in a different city looting with their face covered or marching down the street with a torch. If you have teenage children – or if you know some of these vandals yourself – pay close attention so that you catch a glimpse of their face, street address, license plate number or IP address as Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. Then, shield family members from, and induce them to shun, unsavory associates whom you intuit to have even more unsavory hidden allies, long before such unsavory associates launch their agenda onto that family member during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018. Yes, of course, some of these creeps will hate you for it – but Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June declares that you shouldn’t care less whether or not any of these convicts hate your guts!

The law is the law. You must protect your reputation. Accordingly, avoid drinking with groups of “friends” as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March – the larger that such groups are, the more likely that some “friend” in that group will start fights with strangers out of boredom. Realize, moreover, that Saturn trine Aphidas during January signifies that many such cops will focus upon young adults and teenagers, particularly males, and particularly during and at sporting events. Furthermore, 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June clarifies that many such means “lots and lots and lots and lots” – lots and lots and lots and lots of cops. As the result of sheer numbers, Pholus in Capricorn from February to May declares that some such cops will cause convoluted complications. Beware. Stay on the straight and narrow.

Such excesses will not be interminable. Public officials announce investigations as Retrograde Pholus from April through August, then actually conduct them as Retrograde Saturn from May through August. Intermittent exciting arrests and announcements during Retrograde Pluto from May through August punctuate that the investigation is ongoing. Furthermore, lots and lots of cops hired recently get confined or put on ice as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August to prevent interminable public backlash.

Civil and public relations involving the punishment of cops bring to your understanding of radicals who hide their faces during riots, and radicals who show their faces rioting in a different city, a different name under Chiron in Aries from May through September as media outlets show the faces of arrested convicts on trial or punished cops awaiting official sanctioning, fines or firing. The official scapegoats of the state! Notice, specifically, the posting of the mug shot or face in the newspaper or in the TV video, the discussion of the event in question, and the soundbyte of the righteous opportunistic politician as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June, “This is what we intend to do with people like this so that this will never happen again (or at least until after the next election)!” Then you can expect the cops who remain to do what cops had done before – to focus upon young adults and teenagers, particularly males, and particularly during and at sporting events – throughout Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November.

 Same old crap! Let’s talk about something new and different – Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October! Go slow – the new and different things which Uranus in its fall in your sun sign, or in your rising sign, now bring with them more changes than you will be able to handle. On top of that, Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August denotes that some of the same old treacheries involving escalating real estate prices as a result of large-scale upper-middle class migration and immigration still cause unexpected complications. Whatever weirdness may happen, if you overreact, or react in a bad way, you may attract the attention of many police – and those cops can certainly bring you changes which might not do you any good. Work with extremely skilled players on innovative, potentially high-yield creative and financial risks during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September.

Peace at home – as difficult as it might be to achieve – is mission critical during these times of personal upheaval and shifting sense of personal identity. Standing arguments with family, tenants, landlords and neighbors will only escalate, sometimes out of everybody’s control, throughout 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023 – particularly and unavoidably during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August. The key to keeping your temper at bay in the long haul lies in being valued by the company that you keep, whether it involves the family unit, your friends or a social set dependent upon the financial interests of a group of your neighbors, as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. If, during 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September, you feel accepted, stay – but if you feel neglected and rejected, leave. Don’t make the mistake of trying to fit in somewhere where you do not belong.

Overall, the politics locally, regionally, nationally and internationally continues to be bitter as the old ways of governing and living life disintegrate as Retrograde Neptune from July through November. However, Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October reminds Taurus the Bull that just because somebody expresses a very vocal opinion does not necessarily mean that they know whereof they speak. There is no reason for you to be mean about it. If such people are willing to learn, inform them – but if such people do not wish to learn, leave them uncomfortably ranting in the dark. Force knowledge upon nobody.

Indeed, as much as you take pride in staying informed about current events, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August informs you of what ventures will be ultimately launched and what changes will be legally implemented and approved – and what you will need to learn and what college and graduate level degrees you will need to acquire in order to cope – as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Less comfortably, Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November will also provide your first experience in dealing with hidden and institutional allies and enemies as opposed to open and vocal local allies and enemies as you learn, for your survival, to keep track of other strangers’ names and faces much more proactively. In this context, realize that what certain people say during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August will be a diplomatic statement that in no way reveals their real opinion.

The personal upheavals and changes forced upon you begin to lift as Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. You make final decisions about what college or university level courses you will need to take to effect personal and professional changes as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August in preparation for when as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020 – some of which you begin to take during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September.

On a more mundane, practical, business and even retail level, money flows nicely into your pocket as Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. Advertise specials to increase volume and to bring in even more business as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September. However, on the dark side, envy and competition increase as Bienor in Gemini from July through November – but, if they are all after you, you’re winning! Rock on.

Do no business with gamblers as you arrest and punish thieves during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October.

When people steal from you or your business, the theft if a personal affront – until, as Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September reminds you, the police arrest them. Indeed, the impersonal treatment with which cops haul criminals to jail liberate you so profoundly that you feel impelled to defend your interests. Therefore, do all that you can, and aggressively, to collect upon stubborn debts as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018. Launch complex litigation to extract money from larger, hardened corporate deadbeats as Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November. File as many actions as necessary in small claims court and garnishment proceedings to extract money owed to you as Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October.

People who insincerely spoke diplomatically earlier in the year speak harshly, brutally, honestly and bluntly as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween. Invariably, some people will resent that you do better personally, professionally and financially than they do during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Some of these people are deadbeats who feel that they can do more harm withholding payment from you while fighting your litigation against them as Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. Know when to call it a day and settle, and when to fight the battle, and how hard, as Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. However, try not to continue disputes much past Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. Cut your losses and move on.

More and more cops once again hit the streets as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. Any number of rioters, vandals, looters and gang members who wear masks on their faces to avoid identification on social media and by the police or the public get unmasked, arrested and convicted as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December – laugh at their horrible fate during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November!

 Even if you do laugh, and laugh loudly, however, all these cops will intimidate you! All you really want to do is to go to bars and restaurants with your friends both in your local area and any city to which you may travel where there is some nightlife throughout the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. Remember, however, that all those cops, on one level or another represent justice –and Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019, which reminds you that you can have fun or get arrested in any city, is all about justice via the application and enforcement of law. Interestingly, as Jupiter transits the Bull’s 8th house of sex, drugs and the occult, you will become periodically privy to how some people will be punished today for sins and crimes committed by family members and ancestors over the course of not only generations but, in fact, centuries.

Don’t mistake the first impression of representations of foreign culture with the full breadth of who such people are and what they represent. Indeed, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 states that this is an introduction to the tip of the iceberg for dummies. Not only should you refrain from expressing your opinion – you should quash the opinion itself! Realize that the foundation of your own legal safety lies in hanging out with friends disinclined to get themselves in legal trouble as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving – and in controlling your own volatile temper as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. Therefore, when a false friend tries to bait you into a violent confrontation by insulting you with an inaccurate piece of untrue provocative gossip during Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019, refuse to take the bait. More importantly, don’t mouth off to a whole contingent of cops in a moment of suicidal bravado during 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019.

Allies inform you about not only about upcoming trends, but, in fact, the inside word, about you, in the local area, as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Protect yourself in the present as you make plans for upcoming trends in the near future as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. Creative performers and public speakers: Shorten performances and curtail all creative risk before hostile audiences as you fulfill contractual requirements during Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December.

Take a public stand in support of fallen hero cops during Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. The local body politic takes positive note of those who make positive public statements as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019, presuming that negative forces who wish to go on undetected will proceed to hide in the shade as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. However, your public support of the good, the right and the true against the police will serve you well when shades of gray make political issues surrounding cops that much more complicated as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019.

 

GEMINI
2018

 

Throughout Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020, bosses particularly adore the words, “under budget.” And that’s why you and your colleagues are here: To work hard to get all that work done under budget through and beyond Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018.

After all, Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 signifies that not only are your bosses managing a lot of other employees and vendors, who may or may not be completing deadlines before deadlines and under budget, but are also competing with other bosses, all reporting to the big bosses – every boss has a boss. Furthermore, some of your peers will ultimately be leading the overall peer group, most likely perennially – so Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May confirms that it is better that you lead rather than follow. What bosses will really welcome – after you introduce the concept to them – are enormous projects completed before deadline and under budget during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018.

Because, ultimately, the truth be told, 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June denotes that more work exists than there is money to pay for it – but bosses aren’t inclined to hire more employees either willing or unwilling to do all of that work. Those who finish work projects before deadline and under budget get more professional opportunities and more pay – and, if you are amongst those who do do that, you get that money during Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March. As you count all that money, you learn the true significance of that harbinger of that new wave of immigration or migration which begins to overwhelm everybody during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. Bosses will hire employees willing to do the job for what bosses are willing to pay!

Streamline methods during Saturn trines Aphidas during January so that you will be able to kick into high gear at will. Realize, however, that not every job, and not every boss, is as straightforward, and that not every job is as easy to automate, as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May.

 Furthermore, Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June states that a major obstacle to progress lies amongst difficult and uncooperative work colleagues. Some employees may be undercover cops and some may be criminals – either way, these employees harbor an entirely different agenda than just executing the job assigned. In fact, you might in fact be shocked, and just a little bit scared, at who comes looking for one such friend (“I couldn’t tell if he was a fed or a gangster!”) during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018.

Bosses spread more of the work around – partially because more work becomes available – as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. However, bosses give more people more work in order to judge and to analyze how well they do how much of it during Retrograde Pholus from April through August.

As for yourself, you plow through bosses’ most stubborn work backlog during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August.

Overtly and ruthlessly competing with such rivals during Retrograde Saturn from May through August will seem ham-handed. Instead, use this opportunity during Retrograde Pluto from May through August to spy upon what they do well and what they do poorly as you plan your professional adjustments later in the year.

But, more importantly, for the moment, Chiron in Aries from May through September declares that you need more allies. You may do the job better than everybody else, but bosses may need everybody else – and, if the battle lines are drawn between you and everybody else, Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June declares that you cannot win. (This is particularly the case as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August suggests that your clearest adversaries are those more skilled at protecting their job security than at actually executing their jobs.) Learn to allow the turtle to go as slow as the turtle likes so that when you apply your extremely high level of super-automation as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November, you threaten nobody.

Finally, Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October provides you with all that you need to know to move up: A look at the books. As you do so during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September, you ask, “Is this ineptitude, is this neglect or is this fraud?” Everything costs money – and if the company needs it and can afford it, the company will pay for it. All the numbers in black and white in columns and rows – know what it all means!

All the same, 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023 insists that you have to compete for the Lion’s share – because, if you don’t, 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026 promises that somebody else will. A lot of chest-thumping, alpha-type, competition-baiting bravado accompanies real gamesmanship during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August – and many competitors crowd the field in the chase for the prize as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September.

Ultimately, you believe that there is a lot of work out there, and if you work your connections during Retrograde Neptune from July through November, in a stratified, well-documented and strategic sequential manner as Echeclus in Gemini from July through December, you will get it! Once you get it, competitors will curse you for it as Bienor in Gemini from July through November. Really, if they don’t know how to lose gracefully, put your foot on the accelerator as both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October and grind them into dust.

You’re not just thinking about today, this week, this month, this year. You know that market conditions during Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August augur what market conditions you can expect when as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020 – and by that time, you will want to expand. Of course you are going to have enemies – there is nothing you can do to avoid it – but Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November reminds you that in order to compete long-term in the marketplace you not only need allies to fight against the vast and unruly mob but that you in fact need the right kind of allies – and that you must look for them. Send out the right type of promotional material and professional feelers as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

Be satisfied with what work you already have as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018. Finish up complex and voluminous projects thoroughly and well as Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. Communicate with long-standing allies to ferret out information about new, difficult and idiosyncratic new colleagues as Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December.

Realize that the professional challenges and controversies that you encounter as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August are but early indications and harbingers that much larger bosses and forces must tackle head on and solve as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. Don’t confuse the lightning bug which you must put in a jar with nuclear weaponry.

Close your office door, don’t answer your phone and finish all outstanding work as Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. Also, calculate your financial surplus as you invest it in higher-yield financial instruments during Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. Simultaneously, rivals try to bait you into confrontation using trickery and deception as Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November. Resist – or the competition will increase to unmanageable levels as Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October.

If, however, you resist such rivals, expect them to try to manipulate your bosses as Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. Do not expect bosses to try to solve these problems once and for all in one shot as Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Let bosses do nothing for a long time until they settle in your favor at the moment that they feel like it.

The punishment, firing or arrest of a work colleague during Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November shocks you – but it shouldn’t. Conversely, the return of a spouse or lover, whether in the flesh or as the result of some new person taking their place as a proxy during Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November should shock you, but Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December is making you feel that something is being restored to its rightful place after being lost a long time ago.

Indeed. What is happening now is that you understand “why” but not “how” during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November. Knowing “why” is what drives you to make a commitment during Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019.

But just because you know “Why” you want to do it does not mean that you will be able to master “How” to do it. As new colleagues, new in-laws and perhaps even a new spouse meet and greet you for the first time, speaking different languages and arriving from a foreign country, or as you arrive from a foreign country to meet and greet for the first time, you consider, “Can I adjust to this?” Truth be told, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 is not demanding that you adjust – it is demanding that you transform. Don’t underestimate the demands of the zeitgeist in formal parade before you.

The ton of work that you need, and the money that comes along with it, comes through during 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. Bosses empower and entrust you to take control of, and execute, with employees under you, on a problem project as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween to prepare you for your role in executing that work and what you can expect to receive for it during Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. You can apply your highly developed, extremely efficient labor-saving devices to your heart’s content during 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. However, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Explain to bosses what can be done well, on deadline, and what can and must wait, as Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December.

Finally, you can plan your long-term financial future as the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. (Just make sure that you tell “allies” and those looking for a handout that you will not include them in it as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019.)

Outperformance becomes that much more necessary during Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019 as longstanding clients have difficulty paying bills as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Explain to these long-standing clients during Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019 that, while you are willing to work out a payment plan for them, you do intend that they pay you.

Try not to tell your team – allow them to focus upon defeating the competition as one well-honed unit during Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. Tolerate, but do not encourage, one such teammate who talks down the competition to their face as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December – as long as you are winning. Keep the hostility about delays in receiving your money behind the scenes as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019 as those who feel and express such hostility must calculate how they will handle this newfound precarious financial position throughout Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019.

 

CANCER
2018

 

The more stable that your marital and romantic relationships are, the more that you will be able to seize new professional opportunities with optimism and enthusiasm during Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020. Indeed, the deeper your marital and financial foundation, the more that you can appreciate the profundity of your family’s, city’s and nation’s history and values as well as the exotic yet equally profound history and values of those from foreign lands. Truly, Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018 insists, “Love, marriage, babies, and friends from all over the world – all good.” That way, the radical changes in the professional workplace bring you into more direct and frequent contact with the financial concerns, and the people, of different cultures and countries, during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 – and you want to be as close to the forefront of such changes as possible.

Take time to reflect. People often complain that the Crab lives in the past, but now is a time to review recent progress. The professional upheavals of the past seven years finally wind down to an end as Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. Consider how your spiritual and religious values changed simultaneously to what you believe and where you stand right now as Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018. Of course you should continue to enjoy all sorts of dialogues and relationships with all sorts of people as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March – but it is critical to know how you became who you are now as you prepare for challenges up ahead.

Clear communications with business and practical partners become equally critical during Saturn trine Aphidas during January – and, when communication is not clear enough, eschew sarcasm to keep the peace. After all, one way or another, 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June reminds you that you will be working with a lot of new partners on a regular basis – some of whom have their acts together, and some of whom don’t. Expect complications as the result of illness at home or legal punishments in the workplace as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. Make proactive adjustments in anticipation of confusion, ineptitude or corruption.

Keep an eye on your kids. Notice the telltale signs of illegal drug use, or attempts to indulge teenage sexuality, throughout Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June. Don’t dissipate money sharing vices with “friends” or by giving your children more than their allowance so that they can waste it with their “friends” during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018. Monitor your children and yourself extremely closely to close up these money leaks throughout Retrograde Pholus from April through August. Save those hard-earned dollars to provide spouse and your family with the financial and emotional security it needs throughout Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018.

Complications with new partnerships proliferate during Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. Health issues also become a concern – don’t eat too much when you are very busy and watch what you eat, especially as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. Get a realistic appraisal of what all your partners need and want during Retrograde Saturn from May through August to forestall and to prevent unseemly displays of temper throughout Retrograde Pluto from May through August. Realize and acknowledge that romance, sex, family and religion are all part of the same complex package as you make historical and religious pit stops while on vacation as Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August. Good will conquers the contempt for mistakes and ineptitude. Show that you care.

The expression of anger changes the power dynamic at work during Chiron in Aries from May through September. Those who can express their anger and maintain their position of authority without rebuke will hold real power, while those who suffer rebuke and loss after they express such anger will become powerless. This is not a matter of strategy, control or habit – although one who loses their temper too frequently will invariably undermine themselves. This is why clear communication is mission critical throughout Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November – especially amongst colleagues and employees too impatient and impulsive to listen as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. While you prefer to use sarcasm to berate self-centered, greedy adversaries, Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September advises you instead to listen to a very funny yet ultimately indifferent ally who explains to you, “Your sarcasm is not lost upon your opponent at all because your opponent is truly dumb as a fox – so watch your back.” Despite this particular pitfall, expressing anger when anger will spark positive change is the key to success – but the opportunity to do so will be rare and one must act spontaneously.

New business allies bring new professional and financial opportunities during Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October. As a result, your income increases throughout 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023. Also, your social status, along with the social class of the company you keep, improves during 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. Simultaneously, you learn during Bienor in Gemini from July through November that some former associates did not ascend social class or make more money along with you – and, both intuitively and based upon information and belief, you discern why during Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. But you will need to reflect long and hard during Retrograde Neptune from July through November to discern how you got from here to there while others got from here to nowhere.

As for those who didn’t make the grade: Expect direct insults from them during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October and behind the scenes slander during Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August introduces you to the very big money to be made in much more impersonal realms amongst people doing business to business in a multiregional industry sector divorced from your local area. These players do not advance or retreat because of the 9000 pound gorilla who dominates your city or region as it draws upon resources far beyond the local. Importantly, you are destined to do business with many of these players commencing when as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. This can bring more and more money sharply and immediately as 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August as you build a veritable army of new connections throughout 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September.

None of this represents an exhortation to do anything different. You sought to expand based upon principles and protocol you had already developed by the time that Jupiter entered Scorpio in October 2017, and you should continue to work that plan – in fact, starting after Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October, you are not afraid of anybody or anything. Furthermore, in a real sense, you never would have met your current contacts without the support of current and recent employees – there is no reason to burn any bridges during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. And the spiritual evolution and development which got you this far continues unabated as Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November as you commence to adjust to the challenges of the next several years.

Regarding such long-term adjustments, problems which you endure with certain entrenched relationships during Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August force to consider whether to continue onward with the struggle or whether to cut your losses. Realize that some of the issues surrounding disputes between you and such partners involve market conditions beyond your mutual control which will only become resolved – or outright end – during as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. This is not a personal or professional dispute at all – it is an entrenched logistic obstruction which affects absolutely everybody.

You shake hands with partners as you resolve disputes, cut losses and agree to disagree, then move forward, during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. Simultaneously, as you move forward, your spouse or business partner explains how much money you will need for the future of your children or business, and how you must plan to get it, as Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September.

The resentment towards you from those who did not make the grade deepens during Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus, both transiting Gemini and Taurus, from September 2018 through January 2018. Given, therefore, the backlog of psychic crap accumulating in your subconscious, you should choose certain days during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November to take some vacation time simply to detoxify from middling stress and aggravation – ideally, before your workload increases precipitately during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October, forcing your body to adjust to increased pace and scale as Pholus squares Chiron during October and November.

Take an opportunity to deepen your spiritual, meditative or religious practices on weekends during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Read more challenging theological treatises or go on an extended religions retreat to align some of your deeper, more personal and more philosophical questions with your chosen faith as Jupiter trines Chiron just before and just after Halloween. Purge and heal scars from romantic strife during Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. Purge and heal scars from tumultuous childhood upbringing as you forgive your family during Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. Expect more enforced changes from professional superiors as you continue to adjust to your new professional status as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December.

Achieving a point of psychological equilibrium during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November allows you to approach upcoming cycles with a clean slate. Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019 augurs a lot of simultaneous projects and work which requires thorough follow-up – most likely, with a refinement and expansion of those partners who remained from your expanded set of partners and clientele earlier in 2018 as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021.

Curb impatience. Listen to an employee or colleague who explains to you during Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December, “There is only so much you can accomplish because there is only so much that other people can possibly comprehend.” All of this is a lot of work, but you begin to see the financial benefits as you work with this expanded group of partners and clients to create multiple streams of income and random benefits or perks at Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving – a trend which will happily increase during Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. Therefore, accept criticism and sarcasm that you endure from such partners and clients during 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019 with a laugh as “the cost of doing business.”

All this good fortune empowers your sense of identity as you learn – and like – who you are as the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. Your spiritual practices, religious beliefs and ongoing personal, professional and philosophical dharma let you look in the mirror with a sense of gratitude and joy as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. You can take pride in the fact that you have surmounted all sorts of different professional obstacles as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. More importantly, you can immerse yourself in your spiritual and religious practices, endeavors and personalized rituals so that you can remain spiritually grounded as you approach a new professional cycle as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019.

Also, if you wish to learn one or more foreign languages to communicate with new skilled employees from foreign countries, it can’t hurt. However, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 says that, as you take the several years necessary to learn how to speak in those foreign languages, you should also learn enough about the current government and recent history of those specific foreign countries to be able to discuss with those new skilled employees from foreign countries why they came here in the first place.

Remember, however, that not everybody is happy – certain bosses will still come down on you like a ton of bricks during Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 – and not everybody likes you. Certain current or former partners or clients cry poor – very poor – during Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Those who didn’t make the grade as you moved on openly taunt you as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. All of this serves to remind you that not everybody wants to provide you a primrose path upon which you may stroll towards your ultimate success as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019. Remain vigilant.

 

LEO
2018

 

The North Node, currently transiting Leo, puts you in charge of your own destiny – which, by extension, also puts you in charge of other people. Accordingly, resolve to rule the workplace with a short leash and commitment to transparent discipline during Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020.

Setting demanding but not impossible deadlines to move work along a production line is the key to success. First thing out of the gate: You must demonstrate that you will use all the urine and vinegar at your disposal to move mountains at work servicing all those new clients during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018. Then, focus your attention upon all the new employees at your professional disposal as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June. Determine quickly those who will not work out as you quarantine and exile them from all the eager beavers as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. Deploy your go-to players to your priority assignments and clients as Saturn trines Aphidas during January. Keep a sharp eye on everybody at the same time and prosper throughout Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018.

Power struggles are abating. Those who wish to continue to use the infrastructure against you as Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 will find almost all loopholes closed. Furthermore, you have either given up the chase or, much more likely, you have complied with all due regulatory agencies and international governmental bureaucracies in order to do business with whom and when and where you want as Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. Nonetheless, detractors, naysayers and saboteurs are still around, committed to undermining you and giving you a hard time as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March. Whatever – simply disregard enemies’ taunting and mind games during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018. If they don’t have the courage to start a fight with you, the Hell with them!

You have bigger fish to fry. A harbinger of truly enormous sales opportunities commencing later in 2017 stuns you with its seemingly limitless potential during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. Keep your eye fixed on that distant horizon – but don’t expect anything to happen too fast. Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June says that, in the spirit of the long game, you must approach this truly gigantic yet protracted opportunity by conducting an extremely cold appraisal of what you do and do not have as well as what you can and cannot do. The future is not now – feel blessed that you have some lead time to adjust and to prepare.

The more new employees whom you recently hired, the more will be leaving you as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. Unfortunately, odds are that some employees whom you wanted to stay will leave and those whom you planned upon firing fast will stay throughout Retrograde Pholus from April through August. Worse yet, Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June reminds you that you simply cannot fire employees without good reason – and laziness and ineptitude are not reason enough. The bottom line: Retrograde Saturn from May through August demands that you work with whom you have – and whom you have will learn, or they won’t, as Retrograde Pluto from May through August. Helping you in that context, you learn who within your professional workplace is confused and who is lying and cheating as Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August. Indeed, until you find a way to discipline a profoundly sneaky employee, bosses will burden you with strange, unexpected and outlandish requests during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September.

You will not like to hear that the law will dictate what you can or cannot do, despite what you really want to do – but Chiron in Aries from May through September will tell you anyway. Adding rigidity to your frustration, certain new bosses will demand that you and everybody else do everything by the book – even though the book is wrong and refers to workers in another industry in another country – as Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October. Lo and behold, however – that book to which your new bosses refer actually gives you insight as to how to close up loose ends, loopholes and unsolved problems that prevented you from closing deals with certain remote and international business partners as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. As you find ways to put such common wisdom to uncommonly useful and immediate purposes, continue to deploy your go-to players to your priority assignments and clients to add stability to a professional routine that is becoming more and more limited as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November.

You will be inclined to speak your mind, and you will be inclined to raise your voice to make ever-escalating demands, as 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023 – but, initially, for fear that you will appear unreasonable, you will restrain yourself. Then, once you meet a whole group of people who think exactly like you do as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026, you will not restrain yourself – you will not even try!

Hopefully, none of the things about which you and such likeminded people will object will involve large-scale political and religious movements – Retrograde Neptune from July through November warns that such large-scale political and religious movements will not edify, and may in fact debase you. Furthermore, you really do want to avoid acerbic, harshly vocal political activists as Bienor in Gemini from July through November – although a small dose of the vast knowledge of a long-time activist would only serve to impress you as Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. Indeed, get the email address of such knowledgeable, erudite and pleasant political activists, as you share your email address with them, to continue edifying dialogues without the downside of bitter complainers or aggressive recruiters.

Overall, your time would be better spent listening to the complaints and insights of professional clients whose input and opinions can and will affect your net income, for better or for worse, as both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October. In those terms, during Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September, you must realize that you will not be negotiating with such professional clients: You will be telling them how you intend to fulfill their demands – or you must tell them that you cannot.

While certain well-informed clients will be expostulating about current economic conditions as they make their official complaints with you, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August signifies that what you really should be doing is canvassing that client with a worldview about what is likely to happen in the near future, commencing when as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020, particularly with robotics. What the law allows and what the people demand during Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November may be two irreconcilable things which bring tension to a head – which you can foresee, without the slightest bit of sentimentality, as you consider ways to survive and succeed despite all the inevitable upheaval, as Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. As a result, even the most rigid new bosses will allow for innovations which will solve problems which plague them now, with no thought about tomorrow (“Tomorrow will take care of itself”) as Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December.

In the meantime, you make statements which enflame and outrage, then add, “You may be enflamed and outraged, but you still haven’t done anything to fix the problem,” as 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August – while all these like minds add more fuel to that fire you started as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September, “Look what you made me do!”

Ultimately, your own worldview will not conclude with an analysis of robotics, unemployment and the economy, but a statement about what society plans to do with all its people as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August – because as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020 declares that the powers that be cannot address the economy without also addressing the issue of all those who will be disenfranchised by it.

A moment of justice and a day of reckoning in the professional workplace occurs as you praise heroes and punish villains during Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. Thereafter, be ironically happy and grateful that your current employees complain that you give them too much work to do during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September, “If they only knew!” Simultaneously, discuss issues with political activists and bitter complainers only if they address these broad, deep, macroeconomic concerns. Otherwise . . . service the client.

Clients who threaten to dump you, or who threaten to cut your workload, will only do so before Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus, both transiting Gemini and Taurus, from September 2018 through January 2018 – not after.

 Professional opportunities and sales efforts which you considered long dead reemerge during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October – but Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November asks, “Is it real?” It’s real enough for adversaries to ask you for information that they would otherwise not access during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. It’s real enough for these adversaries to try to control you with the information that you volunteered as Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. But, then again, if you don’t take the bait, the opportunity is just as real – it would be a real missed opportunity. Nobody at all is going to give you something for nothing!

In any event, your intuition and your memory provide you with more than enough information about why you should mistrust specific individuals as Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. (Intuition aside, a truly brazen employee attempts to engage in you a power struggle as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween – woe be unto them!) You ask questions to confirm your intuition during Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. A tornado carries away the perpetrator, screaming holy Hell at the top of their lungs, as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December.

A better group of very capable new employees arrives on the scene as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021, coinciding with the commencement of a highly favorable cycle to gain new clients and new business as Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019. However, beware of overtly tactful statements by new employees during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November, as these tactful responses may cover up some potentially ugly truths.

Disturbingly, as the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020 progresses, you will be subject to too many people saying and doing too many things well beyond your ability to control them. A sequence of new professional connections who may be seeking to hire you may represent too much of a good thing during Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving as you may prove unable to remember, to process and to follow up with all whom you meet. You have too many employees to whom to give orders as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. Then, just when you thought that that sequence of new professional connections finally ended . . . it doubles during Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December.

 Other enormous changes proliferate. Many people with whom you work at the professional workplace believe that foreign-born and foreign-educated skilled employees will have to adjust to the way that you do business. Truth be told, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 suggests that the exact opposite might be true, and might become industry standard much sooner rather than later.

The convoluted way your company does business and the stubborn people who behave in such convoluted ways threaten your ability to work with new clients as Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December. Concurrently, dishonorable employees who notice that you are overwhelmed with too many people and too many opportunities effectively seize control of various professional agendas as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. They may not (or may) gain actual control, but, one way or another, you endure blame as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. After all, bosses need a scapegoat, and they choose you during Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019 because you are so conspicuously available, leaving you unable to help certain work colleagues and employees who really need it as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December.

Opportunities knock at the worst time – at a time you are unable to handle them – as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. Opportunities which overwhelm you empower rogues and scoundrels to seize control as you struggle when Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019. Incapable employees muddle through, continually returning like a bad penny, as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019. Take a deep breath. Stop trying to bite off more than you can chew.

 

VIRGO
2018

 

Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020 states that raising a child – particularly a boy – is much more difficult than making a baby. Therefore, of course, for the first thing, realize how easy it is to make a baby, and consider if you really want to do so, while Jupiter conjunct Mars sextiles Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018 supports such efforts.

Now, whether or not you will soon be a parent or already are one, Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March reminds you of an important new political reality in your life: Other parents. After all, when one becomes a parent, that new parent becomes aware of other children in the world – in the case of 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June, lots of other children, including and especially rowdy boys – and that all children come equipped with parents. A new parent soon also learns that no child is delivered with a user’s manual, and, as a result, one’s child often malfunctions, and gets sick, causing the user, or parent, to get sick as well, as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May.

Similar hazards affect those who are single, often breaking down into gender-based alliances. When there are lots of men, women form a political collective. And, when women can’t control men in relationship – or, more closely, when one woman cannot control one man in interface, and the man transgresses boundaries – women in collective resort the man to quarantine. (But only, of course, after the woman punches or kicks the man right between the legs during Saturn trines Aphidas during January.)

Fundamentally, however, long-term committed marital relationships favor Virgo right now. For one thing, in this short timeframe, Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 greatly supports the transition from procreation to raising an infant. Secondly, Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May declares that heavy worldly responsibilities, including the ongoing purchase and maintenance of property, will anchor Virgos, but particularly Virgo men, enough to prevent them from indulging the transgression of all types of legal and sexual boundaries out of a pure excess of sexual energy. Virgo’s marriage also favors Virgo’s spouse, as Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 indicates that Virgo’s spouse has an inbred aversion to descend into earthbound reality – a restriction which does not bother Virgo at all.

However, as you play house for real, realize that enormous, internationally driven changes are forcing migrations from, and immigration to, your home town, right outside your front door, during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. Where exactly – in which city in what country on which continent – do you wish to raise your new child? Whether together or alone, do not expect it all to be fun and games. Expect, but do not respond to, aspersions cast by total strangers acting as messengers for your hidden enemies that communicate a deliberately threatening tone during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018.

But, for all intents and purposes, it is the will to power, or the child’s will to power and freedom, that is really the issue here. Sneaky and subversive behavior is not rewarded, but is also not openly confronted as Retrograde Pholus from April through August. Bad faith power moves are shut down outright as Retrograde Saturn from May through August. Children and men (including you if you are a man) who unwittingly trespass personal boundaries warrant a mere slap on the wrist, as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August suggests that many children and men fail to understand that proper boundaries exist and where they are. However, when children and men deliberately trespass boundaries as Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June, punishment is warranted. The child or man punished will not understand the harshness of the penalty until some child or man who seems normal, if not exemplary, does something sociopathic towards the end of, or just after, Retrograde Pluto from May through August.

Normal as this may be in some cases of child or human development or evolution, there are no small issues. Chiron in Aries from May through September forewarns you of titanic power struggles within your family, over property, at work, and with young men. Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October crossing the violent 8th and 9th house cusp from criminal inclinations to legal justice guarantees that some people will overreact violently at the commencement of such power struggles, many of which will continue unabated for the next several years. Be warned that your sarcasm or outright anger towards a lover or child may receive the unwanted attention of he police during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September. Control your temper. Watch what you say.

Conversely, an inability to address this power struggle firmly within your family will cause rebellion and mutiny to spread as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. Hostile episodes of open rebellion will terrify everybody during Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. Detached and impractical spouses must come back down to earth to reenter the fray as Retrograde Neptune from July through November. A harsh remonstrance may not be enough – reconsider the corporal punishment of parents and ancestors long dead to quell bad behavior sharply as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November.

 Just because your spouse or partner laughs when you mock them during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August does not mean that they like it. Indeed, at some point, just one more sarcastic comment can tip the balance from peace to outright war. Too many dramatic episodes and angry confrontations will prove hard to process unconsciously. 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026 signifies that the mere sight of certain individuals, including those within your own family, will trigger your temper. Worse yet, if that individual whom you see reciprocates with a temper of their own, your own temper will accelerate immediately beyond your ability to control it and the episode which caused it to escalate, possibly causing you a heart attack or stroke at any time throughout 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023.

Bosses and employees will also burden you with unwelcome surprises. Many of the changes that bosses make will seem very logical and well-pondered, as they will explain to you on more than one occasion as Echeclus in Gemini from July through December – but, at the same time, the bitterness will show through as Bienor in Gemini from July through November. Be prepared for bosses to scapegoat you explicitly as both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October – but hold your temper. A raise or promotion through a back channel may indeed be in the works at Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

Even so, one way or the other, money and work right now, for you, is not the big issue at all. Indeed, what Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August will awaken in you is the realization that, once you have exhausted all your opportunities to demonstrate your will to power, and once your children have exhausted all their opportunities to demonstrate their will to power, both you and your children will need to go to work in a marketplace transformed beyond recognition by as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. In that context, the possibility of economic privation brought up by Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November suddenly seems real. You realize during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August that losing your temper can cause you and your family permanent economic damage. You therefore become paranoid of those who make you lose your temper during 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September because of this weakness you recognize in yourself.

Shine more light on your unconscious fears. Don’t allow your unconscious fear and suppressed anger to reveal itself beyond your control in hostile sarcasm and harsh invective as Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October – or power brokers, the public and perhaps the law will judge you harshly as Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. Accept that engaging in competitive struggles to express your will to power during Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August can turn ugly long before extremely large-scale power struggles amongst the titans of the universe (I Ching Hexagram 2, K’un, “The Receptive,” Line 6, “Dragons fight in the meadow. Their blood is black and yellow”) or, conversely, of cooperation amongst giants, during as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020.

Fight hard but fight fair as Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. Don’t go overboard – the ability of bosses to torment you decreases as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018. Concentrate upon eradicating the rationalizations, and caring for the sicknesses, of family members, as Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November – and disciplining their multifarious infractions as you all prepare for the future during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October.

A child or lover demonstrates their true character during Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September, and you must reward or punish them accordingly. You will be particularly impressed by how acutely your spouse or partner zeroes in upon family members’ rationalizations during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. As a result, you will learn, and begin to appreciate more and more during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November, that your spouse or partner was never as impractical as you believed, but was simply more and more deeply concerned with spirituality, and how spirituality is revealed through ethics and morals.

A harsh word or blunt criticism lingers darkly during Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. Whoever said it should apologize immediately, but, most likely, won’t. As a result, divisions will deepen into a full-blown crisis as Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. Vandalism, confrontation and violence will therefore become more and more likely as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December, and the peace negotiations and apologies will be very expensive, too little and too late as Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November. Therefore, watch what you say so that you do not cause any problems in the first place. Disregard this advice at your peril – a spouse or partner finally lashes back at your mockery or sarcasm during Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween – and you will have your hands full!

Put the unhappy familial and municipal conflict of the recent past behind you to commence a period of peace and prosperity as Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019. A slew of teenage boys, if you are married with children, or young men, if you are single, will proliferate your life as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. Heed much more closely the opinions of mothers and women, respectively, throughout the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. Notice, moreover, how such mothers and women respect the opinions of your spouse and partners as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Furthermore, listen to a younger or older family member who serves as peacemaker in domestic disputes during Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December.

Do not discuss property, security and law enforcement issues with such mothers and women, at all, throughout Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Also, allowing your spouse or partner more control over your family or citizens and employees, respectively, during Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019, will allow you to concentrate exclusively upon issues involving property, security and law enforcement during Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. It is incumbent upon you and older family members to demonstrate a much more enlightened attitude towards foreign-born and foreign educated transplants to your local area throughout 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043. Quell, curb and nip in the bud burgeoning bigotry as you and yours adjust and evolve within changing economic conditions.

 Whether he gets hurt physically playing sports or emotionally for one of many possible reasons, a son or male family member, or you, if male, become depressed as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. If the problem is emotional, the best way to learn who the friends and false friends of that boy or man are is to invite everybody to your home for a party during Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. Your professional and financial situation should, by the time that Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019, stabilize, putting you in a philosophical frame of mind to judge what is right both for you and your family. The more professionally and financially grounded you are, the more you will be able to exert you authority amongst many aggressive young men, without throwing your weight around too much, and with a touch of sarcasm, as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019.

But all with a smile on your face – to express your temper, especially with a family member, is to lose it during Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. And, if you demonstrate a lack of control in any way at all, Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019 guarantees that not so aggressive, but much sneakier young men will find a way to evade your authority.

 

LIBRA
2018

 

You use your recent professional and financial success to put your time and money into long-term investments involving family, property and homeland during Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020. First, you look far down the road into the long-term as you retreat into your inner circle from where you delegate authority remotely during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018. Simultaneously, your inner circle tightens their loyalty to you and amongst themselves throughout Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 as they look down that same road themselves.

Don’t look so far ahead that you forget to review the recent past. Ascertain how well you maintained your health on an ongoing basis over the past several years amidst the treadmill-like vicissitudes of the daily grind as Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018. Determine how far you’ve gotten with long-term fresh starts with genius business partners as Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. Listen closely as bosses and female professional peers review progress that they and you have and have not made upon their pet professional and social agendas as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March.

All that being said, 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June demonstrates that there are a lot of people now looking just as deeply into the long-term as you and your allies. Some, of course, will talk out of both sides of their mouths as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May – take these with a grain of salt as you restrain your sarcasm towards them as Saturn trines Aphidas during January. Overall, however, it is at this point where you must explain to both colleagues and devotees the scale of enormous internationally driven change augured for the long-term by 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018, and what you all need to do about it.

At this same time that you gaze towards that distant horizon, Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June demands that you keep your own counsel very tightly under wraps. Don’t turn outright paranoid – but you must definitely beware those who conduct two-way spying campaigns between you and new clients or business associates throughout 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018 – after all, who really knows this spy’s true client or real hidden agenda? Realize, moreover, that, as the philosophical mood of long-term planning dissipates, close associates will return to promote their own personal and professional interests as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August while those most inclined to undermine you will hang around as they try to do so during Retrograde Pholus from April through August.

You, of course, will be conducting your own cold appraisal of your own progress and regress as Retrograde Saturn from May through August. What annoys you most, however, is that numbers and quantities are only part of the story. You cannot deny the need for another long-term fresh start during Chiron in Aries from May through September. You also will not deny during Retrograde Pluto from May through August that, while progress occurs at the hands of men, evolution only happens as the result of the will of God and the inexorable march of time.

Therefore, don’t overreact to the dishonest shuck and jive of those who refuse to say what they mean as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. Your own mercurial and quixotic temper can get you in criminal legal trouble and civil litigation beginning Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October – especially when dealing with those capable of twisting your own words against you during Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. Remember that situations in the workplace during Retrograde Neptune from July through November seem rather indistinct and nebulous to outsiders, who will, when forced to do so, interpret them according to the coloration of the attitudes of the individuals within it. Keeping that in mind, pinpoint corrupt employees more accurately and acutely as you plan to redeploy your workforce more strategically during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August. In that vein, don’t hand adversaries and enemies any ammunition which can hurt you as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November. Control your biting tongue.

Be very careful, especially if you work in government – bribery in the service of government corruption or money laundering becomes available to you in potential abundance during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September.

Of course, certain allies and adversaries will not hesitate expressing their vocal and oftentimes vulgar opinions during 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023, and will not hesitate to escalate their allegedly acutely clear sentiments. Indeed, there will be all sorts of colorful people more than willing to engage in colorful, off-color shocking calumny and trash talk as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026.

However, is it really a good idea for you to behave this way? A judge who declares you “guilty” or liable during Bienor in Gemini from July through November is not the same as an umpire who calls you out at third base. After all, legal issues during Echeclus in Gemini from July through December require a thoughtful appraisal based upon intellectual analysis, not visceral bluster. Furthermore, the self-evident facts of legal cases during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October will not conveniently go away. You must present your side of the story to the judge or arbiter who will be making decisions in a focused and sober manner as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September. If you present your case emotionally and aggressively right from the very beginning, you might box yourself into a posture which prejudices you in the end. Curb kneejerk reactions from the onset. Don’t let your immediate reaction create an indelible first impression upon those inclined or authorized and in fact empowered to judge you.

Luckily, all those personal excesses lead you to the realization that you must protect, and, in fact, cultivate, the development of political capital during Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August – not just for now or the next several months, but for the new twenty year cycle staring as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Therefore, if you choose to escalate an argument at 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August – as many will – you must realize that if it does not help your public and political reputation, it will diminish it. Accordingly, you will either accompany all the winners on their same winning team or all the losers on their same losing team as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September – but that is all a short-term lesson.

No, this is certainly not the ultimate battle. Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November states that this is all a reminder of your need for a fresh start – it is not the actual fresh start itself. Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October reasserts that you are beholden financially to people for new secrets. Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December also warns you that you can easily become once again beholden to people through their assets just after you will have liberated yourself from such assets sometime in 2019. Finally, and benevolently, Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transiting Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018 shows you the light at the end of the tunnel.

What you need – the property you own which you can call your own, the lump sum of cash which can buy your company, the man or woman whom you want to marry – before as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020 becomes crystal clear as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August. This is the keystone which sets the master work in place. Your ability to craft the subjunctive mood to mold the situation to describe, vaguely and poetically, for the fulfillment of any and all types of possibilities during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November depends exclusively upon this goal to which you can simultaneously point and aspire. You thereupon build your strategy to acquire it during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September.

Codify the nutrition and health habits which carried you through the daily grind, as well as tips on how to get along with both colleagues with whom you compete and employees you must manage, so that you may return to those habits and tips, over time, as Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Both family members and local citizens rally around you as they witness your decisive response to end an ongoing local crisis as Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. Thereafter, you dispatch so many instructions during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October that you eventually offend somebody during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. Refer to that list you just completed!

Invariably, something will not be on that list because a work relationship that goes away has a much clearer personal and human component that you fail to recognize as Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. Such relationship obstacles accompany the internal conflicts that you suffer balancing the work that you handle with the people with whom you handle it. You and those with whom you do business, including both clients and business partners, have innovations upon which they have been working for many years as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December – but, before you do the work, you must come to an understanding with those with whom you do business as Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November. To further and to prepare for that end, continue to segregate and to exile, or to fire, corrupt employees whom you recently pinpointed and positively identified as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween.

You come to the understanding with those with whom you do business with a handshake and a confident look in the eye during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November because you and all your allies have much to which to look forward. You announce the commencement of the new agenda with a “Forward, march!” as Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019 – and many of those with whom you discussed the long-term future line up to serve you as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. However, as you ascend to that position of leadership during the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020, you must continue to keep your finger on the public pulse. Remember that emotions do not always, and in fact infrequently, dovetail with logic.

This conflict between emotion and logic confronts you almost immediately. A deeply corrupt or criminal employees gives you sufficient cause to fire them as Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December – but that’s the easy part. Employees and followers need special favors during Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 – but business partners brusquely disregard those needs as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Such insensitivity, if you condone it, can undermine your leadership status only when one of your followers or employees suffers extremely acutely as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Tough talk wins you staunch allies as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving – but criticism against you for your callous insensitivity will not be public yet will be acute, harsh and potentially debilitating as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. Remember: You talk tough once, and your tough talk must escalate as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December.

Learning the language of the immigrants who move to your local area en masse as fast as possible will yield only short-term logistic and operational gains. Much more importantly, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 declares that making such efforts will earn you long-term trust which you will be unable to earn any other way from such people for the next twenty-five years.

To come to an understanding with colleagues, employees and followers with what you want and expect, as you state what you are willing to provide, as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019. Let partners speak for themselves as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. One way or another, your finances and the finances of your benefactors lock you into your role as liberator or villain as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. You must negotiate with those who oppose you or sneaky opponents will find a way to hurt you as they refuse to play by your rules as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019.  

 

SCORPIO
2018

 

Take control. Issue instructions, monitor response time and engage employees with dialogue about these tasks and their overall job performance during Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020. Manage via communication.

Barricade yourself within a power coterie with whom you communicate most frequently so as to coordinate with those to whom you will delegate to execute the scattered particulars of your chosen agenda during Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. If you can stay out of the spotlight and behind the scenes, you and your teammates can move mountains where you want to put them as Jupiter conjunct Mars sextiles Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018. Moreover, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 demands that you must weigh the potentially fabulous benefits and potentially devastating setbacks of enormous international business opportunities of unprecedented scale from within this barricaded cave of pure intelligence.

Your taste for chaos is abating. Not so much for lovers, children and friends – you really are in favor of letting your loved ones express themselves however they want – but Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 signifies that you are exhausted. As for the radical genius employee seeking perpetual innovation in the workplace at the expense of methods that have worked for generations, Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May signifies that you are aggravated. Saturn trines Aphidas during January indicates that many of your new allies are just as aggravated as you are for the very same reasons. You all want to take control. Control requires organization. International business ventures, coordination with regulatory commissions and applications to academic institutions during Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March require that you cooperate with various individuals in various places making variegated demands. 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June indicates that you will be making so many requests, issuing so many instructions and making so many demands that some tasks will inevitably fall through the cracks throughout Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. Following up all such requests, instructions and demands on a regular basis is mission critical.

Maintaining a placid temperament is just as important. Your Scorpion sting will be much in evidence during Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June. Use it well –but only when appropriate.

Disturbingly, you cannot protect yourself from unjust and illegal encroachment by law enforcement officials and professional superiors – but your friends and associates who record such unjust and illegal encroachment via cellphone, camera, video camera and audio recordings can. Find, entrap and cause to be punished and arrested such unjust authoritarians as 2002-CR46 squares Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018.

Then again, those who don’t already know what they are doing, won’t learn, all of a sudden what they are doing during Retrograde Pholus from April through August. Find a way to do without them. Furthermore, the more standing instructions you maintain with the more individual vendors, the more that problems will begin to mushroom during Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. Consolidate. More positively, those who know what they are doing know what you want and will execute and communicate with minimum fuss and maximum dispatch as Retrograde Saturn from May through August.

At times, you will need special favors. Ask vendors and employees for some such special favors as Retrograde Pluto from May through August. More altruistically, you need the assistance of business partners and allies during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September to prevent an obtuse local problem, perhaps involving homelessness, from lingering and mushrooming into new problems.

Notice how certain troublemakers try to obstruct these vendors, employees and allies from making progress as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. Rebuke such individuals sharply as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November. Keep those who execute well on your roster as go-to players during and beyond Chiron in Aries from May through September.

Keep in close contact with business partners so that they don’t pull too many unexpected moves that hurt your financial bottom line as Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October. Certain other ongoing economic and transaction-related malfunctions cause you to bleed money as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. Stay on top of these loose ends to contain, curtail and end all leakage.

Allowing loved ones to express themselves as they wish during Retrograde Neptune from July through November does not entitle you to the same privilege, even though groups of children respond happily and physically to your biting sense of humor as Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August. Remember: You are the adult in the room!. Bitter friends and workplace employees will betray you during Bienor in Gemini from July through November, and the scale of damage that that friend or employee can do to you extends far beyond Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. Simultaneously, bosses, authority figures and law enforcement officials would welcome opportunities to escalate confrontations with you during 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023 in order to issue you unusually harsh punishment as likeminded colleagues back them up during 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. If you don’t maintain your calm and cool at all times, enemies can launch unexpected lawsuits against you as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

All this treachery aside, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August points in the direction where your family, company, city, state, province or country now travels in preparation for as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Listen closely to the observations but more especially complaints of lovers, spouse, family and friends about these directions beyond the control of all of you during Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November. Make all personal and business decisions during Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October as a personal manifestation that you are cutting ties with the past and are building bridges towards the future. Explain to innovators on the payroll that you are moving forward with those innovations you need right now as you curtail all further experimentation during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. Cancel untenable contracts as you cut your losses during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October.

Loyal business partners coordinate during Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus, both transiting Gemini and Taurus, from September 2018 through January 2018 to agree and to confirm during Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August what all of you will need to prepare, for and beyond as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. End all automatic charges to useless services which represent a drain on your liquid income during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November.

Open and public confrontations with professional superiors, authority figures and law enforcement officials will escalate during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August. These professional superiors, authority figures and law enforcement officials will have access to reinforcements and you will be woefully outnumbered during 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September. Keep a very low profile during late summer.

Supervise and streamline business transactions during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. Stay out of the public eye as you take care of business. Then, you demonstrate enormous charisma and potent public power as you work with police and business leaders to clean up criminal and economic problems in your local area as Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. Thereafter, deposits should exceed withdrawals during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October as maladroit automatic transactions no longer impede accrual of your bottom line balances.

Lovers, children and friends try to make some type of claim on your money during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. This makes you bitter and angry during Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November but this makes them rebellious during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Whatever the misunderstanding is, Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November demands that you resolve it peacefully, without anybody besides the parties involved aware of it – especially as you can expect further trouble from genius innovator employees who fear getting left out in the cold as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December.

You make peace with that lover, child or friend as Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November. Right in time – you will have plugged up all the leaks which have been draining your bank account of money so that now the money deposited therein during Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019 will stay there. Finances improve as new and better opportunities begin to proliferate during the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020.

A genius child prodigy requires your focused special attention as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween. That lover, child or friend can look forward to college, travel or fun times as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 while that genius innovator employee can look forward to being fired or promoted during Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Instructions, orders and transactions flow apace as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021.

Bosses all of a sudden love you and pour more money into your accounts as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. Long-time legal partners continue to support you as they always have during Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. Bosses further offer you raises, promotions and new client accounts as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. Lovers, children and friends are happy – and say so – during Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019.

However, you cannot afford the whims, appetites, cravings and luxuries of friends, allies, lovers and children during Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December, even though you now make a lot of money, because you need that money – and you must tell them so bluntly.

Emerging markets overseas give you scope of who you may want to expand your investments, but 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 alerts you to the reality that new markets are now emerging amongst immigrant diasporas where you live as well as overseas where people from your country emigrate to live somewhere else. Open yourself not only to the possibility of promoting new markets but also of selling, funding and buying assets and properties in different currencies.

A long-time loyal and efficient vendor hits hard times as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Allies blithely help you cover your shortfall as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019 – but what happens to the role that that loyal and efficient vendor had played? Who ultimately benefited? Meddlesome genius employees interrupt and interfere, preventing you from seeing the circumstance for what it really is, as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. And can that individual or vendor who benefited cause you harm down the road as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019?

 

SAGITTARIUS
2018

 

Just like a cop raising the right hand to swear to uphold the law, Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020 denotes that long-term financial guarantees come with a solemn and unalterable commitment. You don’t’ take your earning power lightly – do not take any solemn and unalterable commitments lightly, either.

Because you cannot take your long-term good fortune for granted during Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018, you would be wise to take any and all necessary steps to consolidate it. In these terms, if you indulge your penchant for extreme danger and radical experiences by aligning yourself with law enforcement, particularly in the service of stemming the stemming the flow of laundered money and illegal drugs, during Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018, you guarantee that your long-term income will never be withdrawn from you for any reason – an offer you may not choose to refuse. If you choose not to refuse such an offer, then you must accept from the very beginning that you will no longer have the option of playing both sides against the middle.

This means, of course, diverging paths from many long-term associates with whom you would occasionally indulge in vice as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March. Say goodbye before authority figures, if not law enforcement officials, force you to do so. After all, 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018 denotes that, no matter what and no matter whom, criminal pursuits only end in capture. You are ready to adopt a new lifestyle paradigm. Family members will almost have healed from, and your family will have almost overcome, their shared crisis, by the time that Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018. You have completed an experimental innovation, creative work or romantic adventure by the time that Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. All this newfound freedom induces you to consider the mid-career quote of literary genius Ken Kesey, “I”d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph,” as you entertain a dazzling new personal and professional opportunity to reinvent your individual personality so as to forge a profound new world movement during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. (Oliver North, Pablo Escobar, Rex Tillerson, Jorge Mario “Pope Francis” Bergoglio?)

Even so, the straight and the narrow, if not the outright military, appeals profoundly. For one thing, a lack of honest, ethics and morality on a strictly interpersonal level disgusts and horrifies you throughout Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June. Conversely, a flood of people, especially men, changing their lives to go in a similar direction during 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June, attracts you strongly. Pholus in Capricorn from February to May reminds you that there are phonies, of course. But, really, the bitterly sarcastic didactic pep talks of the leadership during Saturn trine Aphidas during January really do inspire you. Stick at it.

A lot of people will be reconsidering, at the same time, whether or not they are going in the right direction as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August. Some people take this lack of direction further than others during Retrograde Pholus from April through August because they were not wound too tightly in the first place. As for yourself, it is highly unlikely that Sagittarius the Archer will accept the values of any institution or movement wholesale from the start. However, as everybody else’s doubt has become acutely contagious, you would be wise to examine during Retrograde Saturn from May through August if the direction that you chose complements or inculcates your values. If, however, the direction that you chose contradicts your values, you risk psychological and professional meltdowns at some point during Retrograde Pluto from May through August.

You can again turn to your creativity – particularly your creative writing – to help you assimilate yourself within the demands of a new lifestyle as Chiron in Aries from May through September. Indeed, all the “instant karma” of “karma chameleons” trading in old lives for new identities give you much fodder about which to pontificate as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. More positively, you have an opportunity to learn an actual new professional skill, such as stock brokerage or accounting, or a new creative skill, such as painting, graphic arts or interior design, as Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October. These new professional and creative skills make you feel comfortable with your ability to shift shape as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August while you can still draw inspiration from the didactic sarcasm of professional superiors and authority figures as Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November.

Either an innovator eliminates 98% of your job description via computer macro, automation or artificial intelligence, or a computer virus eliminates your entire work product of year to date, during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September. Nightmare!

Your own ability to dazzle, to entertain and to teach – not just once, but more and more deeply all the time – rises to the surface as 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023. A whole crew of like minds with similar talents surrounds you as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. Even more provocatively, those who heckle and berate you during Bienor in Gemini from July through November will discover that you do not wither under pressure. Indeed, after you dispense with this first loudmouth bozo with a brilliant sarcastic aside, you get a histrionic howl of laughter after you explain the history of the universe in twenty-five words or less during Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. The funniest thing about this? It rings true – Retrograde Neptune from July through November denotes that you have been thinking about this for awhile.

Politics infects your new personal or professional direction as Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August. As much as it angers you, you cannot blow it off, as this conflict augurs the upcoming direction of the way of the world during as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. However, there is no reason for you to say anything yet.

While family members do not need to know the fear that you harbor for them, Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August demands that you discipline these family members to the extent that they obey the law – and avoid criminals.

 Within the workplace, enemies and rivals complain about you, as bosses upbraid them during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October. You would be wise to write and to publish a blog post about how you see everything as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September. But keep your discourse intellectual – certain adversaries and enemies would love you to say too much about yourself and to compromise your political capital as Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November.

Law enforcement investigators and secret research projects come to fruition during Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. Published findings and indictments shock during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. Distribution of such publication and public news coverage of indictments escalate as 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August. The usual suspects announce their ideological party line as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September. What a hullaballoo!

Expect at least one open outright confrontation with (most likely, intellectual and professional) enemies and adversaries before they finally back off after Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus, both transiting Gemini and Taurus, from September 2018 through January 2018.

More importantly, during Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August, you get a strong sense of where your current life direction will lead by the time that as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. You can make an informed decision for the long-term during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. Whatever you decide will give you ample opportunity to shift shape during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November as you prepare to buckle down for the long-term future. Even so, you feel, like a wave of cold heat, the power of law enforcement to protect, or to withdraw, your ability to make money and to earn a living as Jupiter sextiles Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. Take heed.

As all the variations and incarnations of your fundamental personality revisit you as Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October, your kaleidoscopic self cannot help but infect a family member into a relapse of acute pain as Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November insists that this is the perfect, but perhaps the last, opportunity for this pain to go away. Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to let go of your personal resentment towards those family members as you reassure them that your personal freedom is not a repudiation of them, and should not threaten them. If you can do this, you can see not only your family members, but all sorts of people in humanity, for who they really are as Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November.

You must, once and for all, explain to a specific wayward family member during Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween what can happen to them if they have become enmeshed in the criminal justice system.

If you have been writing memoirs, short stories or novels as a form of psychological catharsis, finish them during Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December – then ask as friend to read them or read them yourself.

Just like earlier in the year, a whole crop of individuals, including and especially men, stampede in the same direction as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. For your own part, whether you join them or not, you do not need to submerge your personality by acquiescing or rebelling – you remain your sovereign self as Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019. You make a decision about works for you during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November – but you don’t identify with one thing or the other. You remain you. You are inviolate. However, you must come to terms with your deepest feelings, regardless of what everybody else in the world is doing, sometime during the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020, or your own penchant for vice will chew you up.

Ultimately, you cannot wholeheartedly accept this new life direction from earlier in 2018. That new life direction only brings up your family pain which leads you into criminal vice, whether illicit sex, drugs or alcoholism, as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Just as creativity took the excess of that new life direction earlier in the year, creativity takes the excess off of that criminal vice as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019.

But you are of value to all those who followed that new life direction because you know what it means. You’ve withstood and evolved as a result of your family crisis and you know who you are as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019. You’ve intellectually processed the realm of vice as you see through the chaos of its deceit and delusion as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019. You know who you are – you can help those who took that new life direction who suffer intensely as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December as you speak from a vantage of unsentimental, bitter but holistic truth as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. You can heal people.

All that being said, if stubborn family members, insolent and languid with arrested development, ignore your own exhortations to rejoin society as Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December, then they must answer to authority figures and bosses who do not care about them.

On a more cosmic note, as attractive as the idea of transformation and evolution as a result of your long-term contact with or immersion into a different culture, language and country may be, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 declares that the profundity of the change that you and they will undergo is so open-ended, with so few boundaries, that enthusiasm itself, with its inevitable mirror image of dejection, proves overwhelmingly counterproductive. Treat this endeavor as an existential path with no concomitant system of rewards or punishments. Proceed forward with dispassionate neutrality.

You can also become a star! You inherit an entourage who admires deeply how you let loose as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. This popularity escalates profoundly during Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December as it becomes more and more clear that a lot of people who took that new direction in life require some cold hard home truths as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. Just be careful that you do not mislead those who won’t change direction with their lives as they feed off your insights to become bitterly cynical and corrupt as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019.


CAPRICORN
2018

 

Pride is a mortal sin. Remember this as you realize, even though everybody on earth concurs that you, Capricorn the Goat, work for everything that you earn, that Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020 warns you not to believe that you achieved all your upcoming professional success all by yourself.

You must lighten up. You will finally stop casting judgment against all those people who want no judgment cast against them as Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 now runs out of judgments for you to cast. Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May has already forced you, your family, company, city, state, province or country to move in a new direction – and, despite your vociferous objections, you got up and moved. Now, entire new industry sectors and entire countries, if not continents, present themselves as vast opportunities not only for you, but for legions of greedy and less skilled competitors, for a long time commencing during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. You can and will ultimately benefit but all these changes are completely beyond your individual control, or even input. Keep your nose to the grindstone and workload as you restrain propensities to pass judgment borne of your overly proud hubris.

You have to fight for control. All sorts of partners and rivals disagree with you and challenge your authority as Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March as they pursue agendas at odds with your Spartan austerity. Even so, Jupiter conjunct Mars sextile Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018 demands that you all team up in order to get under a very strict shared budget. You know that you must all get on the same page and get finances under immediate control.

You also must appraise bosses, colleagues and employees as closely as you appraise collective finances. Ultimately, it will be clear whether or not you chose a winning team with well-seasoned major league teammates as Jupiter sextiles Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. As you do so, realize that, no matter where you choose to be, and for whatever reason they do so, during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018 . . . auditors swarm.

In these contexts, the fact that more resources become available to you personally and professionally as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June does not make you feel comfortable. As far as you are concerned, such abundance makes you responsible as moochers, freeloaders and cheats try to siphon money and resources from you as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. Furthermore, all attempts at cost-cutting during Saturn trine Aphidas during January must be announced in plenty of time and vetted by auditors and professional superiors, lest opponents challenge your initiatives in court.

More importantly, Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June warns that you must not underwrite or underline your attempts at cost-cutting with the attitude that you don’t care what other people think. Clients particularly do not respect callous and calculated indifference. Nobody will begrudge an executive who maintains a balanced budget – but one executive who does so at the expense of other people comes across as a predator whom everybody must take pains to control.

You begin to identify those resources you don’t need or value as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August – and you also begin to suffer billing problems from those vendors and merchants who charge a high price to do absolutely nothing as Retrograde Pholus from April through August. Offloading superfluous resources as you battle with dishonest vendors and merchants color the portrait of your basic personality as a bitter and tight-fisted curmudgeon as Retrograde Saturn from May through August. Worse yet, Chiron in Aries from May through September denotes that, despite these unpleasant chores which require a hard-ass, penny-pinching economic army sergeant, you really get no chance to express the deep-seated rage that you really feel.

Really, you need to lighten up. Otherwise, after a particularly ugly confrontation with a vendor, merchant, family member or local politician as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June, Retrograde Pluto from May through August warns that, down the line, you will transform into an ugly hag that you really do not want to become. Instead, transform the anger in your soul by helping somebody who is on the verge of going bankrupt to manage their finances so that they may soon be able to pay you, and everybody else you know, back the money they owe, during Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August.

Do not overlook that your vulnerability to anger is currently extremely acute. Yes, you, your family, company, city, state, province or country were forced to move in a new direction – and move in a different direction you all did – but you and yours did not like it and all resent it. Do you suck it up and move on? Do you want the chance to get back at the devil? It is too early to tell.

But one thing is certain: You have ideas and feelings to express – and Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October demands that you express them. Ever write a novel? Why not start now? Do you know how to paint? Learn. The cosmic and profoundly painful sentiments that you need to express during Retrograde Neptune from July through November will not come through in water cooler chitchat. Indeed, Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September favors the publication of an extremely experimental novel that communicates your most philosophical, to a fault, persona, similar to how Eugene Ionesco or Kurt Vonnegut interject themselves into their narratives, or the display of artwork where you interject your persona into the artwork itself, along the lines of Andy Warhol or Gilbert and George. Speak to the annals of time as well as to the people on earth.

Whether you are earning profit or accumulating debt reaches critical mass as 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023. You are either rich or bankrupt, and your associates reflect this consolidated status as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026. The legal judgments in your behalf or against you during Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November will be bitter. On which side of this fence will you stand?

Bitterness also infects your professional workplace. Certain employees and colleagues envy others for their easy position or high status more, and more vocally than usual, during Bienor in Gemini from July through November. Others see the workplace for what it is, including its flaws and its high or low degree of interrelated synergies, as Echeclus in Gemini from July through December. Ironically, the lack of sarcasm and bitterness you express towards those who show you bad faith during Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August only underwrites how disappointed, angry and disgusted you are.

However, what bosses actually see in this dynamic is not just a loss of efficiency but an increase in theft as both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October. Bosses therefore ask key employees and officers to write internal memorandums about workplace flaws as Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

All these issues involving surplus, debt and the interdependence – or perhaps co-dependencies – of the professional workplace lead you to realize that you must start to develop more streams of income during Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August independent of your employer commencing before as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Exhort friends and neighbors to think ahead during Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November, “Now is the time to make plans for the upcoming future because more change is coming!” Talk with savvy natives to see if you can secure funding to adjust to change as you see fit during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December. To remind you of your own psychological connection with your own money, your surplus or debt increases sharply during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August – and you are attracted to those who mirror your net worth (or lack of it) as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September.

Allies and enemies, who have been making plans for many months about specific business deals, including the selling or closing of key operations of their businesses, make a series of hard and fast moves during Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. The acceleration of financial attrition continues to accelerate as you receive an epiphany during Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August that all the debt and death must be squeezed out of the bloated economy before it can once again begin to grow after, and as a result of, as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020.

The most acute corrections in the professional workplace end as the mood returns to normal as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018. You personally eradicate personal, professional and political relations, as well as corporate, social and municipal policies, with an unusual display of passion, vigor and even venom as Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September. You redress your own fiscal conservatism to make it even more conservative as Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September – partially, and correctly, because you know, during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November, that some people never learned their lesson. And correct yourself during Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October, “A lot of people never learned their lesson – and never will!”

You continue to wield increased resources under your control – but only those that you can truly control – as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. Disturbingly, an enemy, or possibly and more likely a false ally, explicitly speaks and behaves in a biased way that demonstrates to you they do not care as Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. Similarly, undeclared enemies and hostile selfish people cast aspersions and express marked bigotry during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November.

Your ability to speak on behalf of both sides of disaffected people stretches to the breaking point during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. As a result, you at some point flippantly call a spade a spade, whether anybody likes it or not, as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween. You eventually come to the conclusion that somebody is right and somebody is wrong as Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November – without expressing personal hostility as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December. This is impersonal – but this is justice with personal as well as societal consequences.

Other people express gratitude for tough decisions you made to keep the peace as Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November. Even so, you suspect, along with many other duties, including helping people to survive as they stretch their finances to the breaking point, that similar circumstances will recur as Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019. Public response to the leadership and decisions you make represent the most important upcoming lesson of the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020.

You can address your personal anger about what is happening in and to your family, company, city, state, province or country as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 if you speak about realigning your personal and religious ideals for the greater good in the face of bigotry and cynicism as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. In the meantime, consider lawsuits against the extremely blunt and vulgar insult by proxies of your hidden enemies as Jupiter squares Nessus opposite Aphidas during December.

While you may be able to afford to continue to live where you do now, with long-term economic planning, 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 reminds the Goat, who may wish to stay because of their fondness for the familiar, that the local area where you now live will evolve, devolve, transform or debase far beyond your current recognition of it for years to come.

All of this stress between the ideal and the real makes you suffer intensely emotionally as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. If you cannot vent your emotions because nobody knows how you really feel, write dystopian novels and short stories or paint dark, spiritually challenging paintings as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019. Anyway that you look at it, you must keep your psychology clear so that you may speak societal and religious ideals in behalf of everybody during Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019 without expressing the negativity and anger that you harbor as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019.

Business meetings with well-heeled power brokers expand your professional network of connections – your “rolodex arsenal” – as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. That sounds all well and good – until you withstand reserved and extensive scrutiny from regulators, investigators and law enforcement as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. Whether or not you are doing anything illegal – and you’re not, are you? – you can stop the accelerated pace and frequency of such meetings as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. All of this forces you to learn when you should appear, when you should hide and from whom you must remain permanently secluded, as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019.

 

AQUARIUS
2018

 

Professional duties which involve the brass tacks and drudgery of aligning your current infrastructure with other cooperating infrastructures and regulatory agencies do not culminate and end as Jupiter conjunct Mars sextiles Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018, but will be ongoing throughout Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020. This process will be arduous and humorless. That being said, all make progress during Jupiter sextile Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018 – or else.

Or else, indeed. Really, bosses know that they can, and therefore must, cut costs, and look to any and every possible operational function to demonetize this transaction in their favor as Saturn trines Aphidas during January. At the same time, all your colleagues may look like clueless, blank-faced cartoon characters out of Dilbert during Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March, but somebody sinister and cunning must be wasting more than toilet paper and coffee cups at your job as Pholus in Capricorn from February to May. With all the ruthless, newly minted cost-cutters haunting the workplace as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June, somebody must be guilty!

Maybe, maybe not. Remember when Peter Finch as Howard Beale did his first manic dystopian monologue in that Paddy Cheyevsky classic film Network, “Please, at least leave us alone in our own living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my hair-dryer and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything, just leave us alone.” Well, Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 warns that they are not going to leave anybody alone – and they are not going to leave you alone, either. Bosses, authority figures, accountants, airport security – they’re all crawling over you. And Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May predicts, just as Peter Finch as Howard Beale said to his nationwide audience in that first manic dystopian monologue, “I’m as mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” you will go to your apartment window, stick your head out, and start yelling, “I’m as mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Monkey see, monkey do, safety valve.

Don’t let this happen to you. The Hell with bosses’ preferences! Your ideas merit a wide audience – particularly those ideas which you cultivated not only as Pluto transited Sagittarius from 1995 through 2008, but also those more recent permutations of these same ideas which you developed as Chariklo, Amycus, Hylonome, Echeclus, 2001-KF77 and 2003-CO1 all transited Sagittarius from 2010 through 2015. This wider audience which finally began to emerge during Pholus conjunct Saturn conjunct 2001-BL41 from late October to December, auguring a worldwide – nay, universal – market for such brilliant ideas begins to unfold during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018. Disseminate them through channels where you will garner the concomitant adoration.

With all that intellectual firepower that you have going for you, why aren’t you taking yourself seriously? The answer is obvious. With Jupiter in Scorpio in your 10th house of bosses, ruled by Saturn, as Saturn transits Capricorn, the base materialistic cardinal earth sign that rules the 10th house of bosses and power, the emphasis is decidedly upon the distribution of base material wealth by those who hold naked power. Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June confirms all expectations that such bosses can and will be cruel – these are not enlightened despots. If you think otherwise, watch, as such bosses focus their efforts to contend with those who refuse to take no for an answer as 2002-CR46 squares Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018. Then again, these are not enlightened times. Don’t misplace your idealism.

But don’t throw your idealism away. Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August suggests that a lot of these cost-cutters you met were sheep in wolves’ clothing – and Retrograde Pholus from April through August indicates that one or two of these types are not similar wasters of toilet paper and coffee cups but are scholars and thinkers with ideas of their own.

Still, don’t misplace that idealism. Cost-cutters still run the show during Retrograde Saturn from May through August, whether they are actually cutting costs . . . or secretly embezzling. Either way, a day of reckoning occurs down the line – but, in the meantime, Retrograde Pluto from May through August signifies that everybody will keep up appearances . . . whether or not anybody believes in them.

As for yourself, you have little tolerance and no patience for putting up with appearances. You said you were mad as Hell and that you weren’t going to take it anymore and you meant it. But Chiron in Aries from May through September wants to know, “What are you going to do? What exactly are you going to do?”

“Nothing.” You hear the voice of an undeclared enemy during Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June. “You’re going to do nothing.” This impels you. You begin to preach your ideas again – if only to the choir – as Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August. Then, you “feel the earth move under your feet,” and not in a good way, as Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October. When will the Waterbearer learn the difference between expressing one’s point of view and speaking truth to power? Hopefully soon. Keep your opinions to yourself amongst new neighbors during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September, lest you destabilize peace within your household. And, within the professional workplace, you don’t want any bosses crossing your name off any budgets or on your line in the payroll printout anytime during Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November. Get real! Working for the man who is also the devil may be hard – but it brings home tasty bacon as Jupiter trine Neptune during July and August.

Because, when you speak loudly and clearly, enemies will speak louder and not nearly so clearly to drown you out as 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023. And, if your loud voice, incisive perspective and persuasive rhetoric does happen to draw a crowd that will drown out that dissenter, your dissenter might in face organize a group, and maybe even a group of thugs, against you and your loyal apostles as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026.

You can hate your opponent as much as you want – but Bienor in Gemini from July through November indicates that your opponent may not only hate you more, but may in fact tell you so. If you were more philosophical about your self-evident partisanship, you would allow Echeclus in Gemini from July through December to teach you how to help to codify and to define an inherent polarity – without having to create enemies in order to do so.

What you view as the outspokenness of adversaries is really a long-overdue wake-up call wherein you have been pressing the snooze button again and again and again. Retrograde Neptune from July through November declares that you have let yourself become too secure and too safe as you have continued to preach safely and securely to the choir. Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November represents a great opportunity for you to test your boundaries as you learn how unsafe and insecure it is for you to leave your comfort zone to express what you believe – and to retreat back into that comfort zone, back to preaching to that choir, at any moment when you feel exposed. However, realize that, if you do offend some or in fact many by what you said, thuggery against you personally, and vandalism against your property, will become more and more likely, if not inevitable, as both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October.

You must become accustomed to the inevitability that you will be operating under a new set of rules. While nothing will be changing too abruptly too permanently anytime soon, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August will give you very clear early indications of the direction in which a lot of society will be moving by the time that as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Given how powerful and authoritarian certain bosses, power brokers and authority figures will be during Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October, you might be wise to speak and to act with uncharacteristic reserve without trying to figure out any way to circumvent rules, regulations, laws or even social mores.

Then again, if you choose to disregard reasonable warnings, adversaries will seek to escalate a war of words into a fistfight or a brawl as 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August. Making matters more dangerous, where one punk raises their voice to start a fight, a whole gang of punks supporting the first loudmouth hover in the background to make a one-on-one fight a very unfair beating as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September. Be much more self-protective in general. Wait until Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018 before expressing any set of opinions. Even then, determine if it is safe to speak during Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December before you open your mouth.

Commence patent or copyright infringement proceedings or personal injury litigation as a result of physical attacks against you for expressing your opinion during Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

 Don’t succumb to pressure by breaking down, falling apart or quitting as Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August. This hardball severity serves as a harbinger for all that needs to change as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. Many will harbor an awareness of larger forces without the benefit of knowledge about them. There will be a plan and the powers that be will put it into effect. Do not overreact.

 The powers that be have neither the time nor inclination to solve the problems of the future, so everybody along the chain gang finishes what they can with what they have at their disposal as Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September. As a result, the illusion returns that nothing significant has changed or is changing. Even so, it deeply intimidates you when you feel the mandate for widespread societal change electrify the air during Jupiter sextile Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September – do not interject yourself unduly into the march of such events.

Aficionados of your ideas and sensibilities amongst the choir want you to pontificate and to disseminate “your greatest hits” during Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November. This commences a nostalgic trend as more and more want to hear what you have to say as Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October. You again settle back into your role as the choir’s chief ideologue as Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November. Don’t fool yourself. You can’t just quit your job if bosses ask you to do something against your principles as Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween without causing yourself real damage. If you see the workplace progressing in that direction, you will need a plan in order to change direction.

One intellectual ally brings up the distinct possibility that your political and intellectual ideas are based upon economics, and your personal social class, as Pholus squares Chiron during October and November. This Marxist invocation of structure and superstructure as they relate to your pet ideas creates a fault line of controversy as Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. The more vociferously you argue against this economic-driven perspective as Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December, the more that you prove your intellectual ally’s point during Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November.

Given, however, that you will have a long-term opportunity to revise and to redress all your codified political, philosophical and intellectual ideas during Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019, you would be wise to concede the brilliant revelation of this intellectual epiphany of somebody else during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November while masses of people, including allies, become much more motivated by finance and economics, in defiance of your natural inclination, as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021. After all, the application of political ideas that you promulgated several years ago now as 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043 would have seemed like science fiction then – but so much more is possible now. Work through more and more of your boldest ideas to much more manifest, as well as much more far-reaching, conclusions.

Take heart: the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020 demonstrates proof that people pursue the cold hard dollar because they need it – even though they would rather be doing something else. However, realize that, while your work environment agrees with your temperament as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019, the people within your work environment will reject your ideas as radical during Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019. Leave some emotions and ideas unexpressed.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, somebody at your job complains intensely about how their job is killing their soul as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. At the same time, Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December renews your spirit for political radicalization as you know what you believe in response to recent geopolitical and economic developments – but can you afford the backlash that you could endure if you expressed those ideas fully? Explain, in a tone of self-evident practicality, that it is up to them to determine how much money that they will want and need as they calculate how much time it will take to earn it, during Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019.

Safety, security and comfort in the midst of strife become a very high priority as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019. To that end, you concede and accept during Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019 that, even though you know what you believe and why you believe it, you need not express those beliefs to everybody all the time.

Against this background, you meet those people who agree with your political beliefs as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving while harsher, more sarcastic hidden adversaries meet those people who agree with their political beliefs as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. The fact that your adversaries are meeting in concordance at the same time that your allies are meeting in concordance leads to an intensification of core beliefs, and an increase in the volume with which everybody expresses them, as Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December. Furthermore, somebody at your job who seems to agree with everybody and nobody is keeping score as they spy upon everybody for institutional purposes as Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019. Wouldn’t it be wiser simply to keep your own counsel – quietly?

   

PISCES
2018

 

Some associates will be team players and others will be out for self throughout Saturn in Capricorn from late December 2017 to December 2020. Well, everybody makes their own choices – but, as for yourself, cooperate with those teammates who want to win together as Jupiter sextiles Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018.

And the beat goes on – but not until after all of you win as Jupiter conjunct Mars sextiles Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct 2003-CO1 during January 2018. Remember: This is a team effort. Everybody loses, or everybody wins . . . BIG.

Yes, it’s a beautiful moment – and, depending upon how big the win is, it may change your life. But the beat goes on.

 Still, you have earned the right to your hardened skepticism. Chiron in Direct Motion in late Pisces from December 2017 to mid-April 2018 signifies that you are more than a little sick of hearing how you are the missing piece to everybody’s puzzle – where did that ever get you? After all, the prices of everything you need continues to go up and you endure all sorts of unexpected expenses for things you never even intended to buy as “inflation” does not exist at all within economic forecasts as Uranus in Direct Motion in late Aries from January to mid-May. The bottom line lesson for you and your spouse or partner in the midst of all such disinformation, during 1: When power brokers cut costs, whether you like it or not, you must cut costs, no matter who like it or not.

 The key to happiness lies in remembering that it is not all about money. Whether you are a girl or not (and that includes all you older ladies), Retrograde 2002-VR130 in late Cancer from January through March, while 2003-WL7 in late Cancer from late February through March reminds you of the truth of that Cyndi Lauper song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – and then, when those girls have finished having their fun, those girls just want to have more fun! Do whatever you can to please all those girls.

On the flip side, clients and business partners will be demanding and sarcastic as Saturn trines Aphidas during January. Let them say whatever they want. Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio from March through June declares that you have more than enough skill and resources to satisfy even the most greedy and difficult taskmasters with more than enough power and juice to handle all the straightforward hardball clients and customers that will come your way as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from mid-January through June. Furthermore, while selfish people bite off more than they can chew during 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from Christmas Eve 2017 through April 2018, you will know how unbelievably enormous this opportunity really is and you will be wise enough to avoid this same mistake.

You need not express rudeness or sarcasm to keep any such difficult people in line – indeed, your silence does more than intimidate. (And what can authority figures say? “Stop being so viciously silent!”) However, deal gingerly with those clients, customers and allies who seem reasonable, who speak in an even tone of voice, but who intend to make you jump through hoops during Pholus in Capricorn from February to May.

Pay no attention to ongoing criminal investigations and the revolving door of undercover detectives targeting one specific criminal employee in their variegated professional duties during 2002-CR46 square Thereus from December 2017 through June 2018.

In general, most customers, clients and allies like what you do and leave you alone to let you do it as Retrograde 2001-BL41 in Capricorn and Sagittarius transits Retrograde Motion from April through August – but tricky customers will need a lot more nuance as they lay upon you a lot more volume as Retrograde Pholus from April through August.

That being said, by the time that Retrograde Saturn from May through August, you, customers, clients and allies will have come to an understanding, all on the same page together. You, for your own part, require respect as well as money, and, for the most part, Chiron in Aries from May through September declares that you get that respect as well as that money. However, especially as Chiron squares first Pholus, then 2001-BL41, during May and June, not always. You must communicate to all customers, clients and allies during Retrograde Pholus in late Sagittarius from June through August that you can only jump through so many hoops at one time if you are doing to get everybody’s job done well and on-time. However, how you tell customers, clients and allies this, and how you handle these customers, clients and allies who do not give you proper respect as well as the money they owe you will determine whether most customers, clients and allies will continue to support you by the time that Retrograde Pluto from May through August is completed.

Humor helps. You stun and amaze all types of audiences with your extremely unexpected off-color humor during Uranus trine Aphidas trine Pholus during May and Uranus trine Aphidas through September. Make everybody laugh all the way to the bank – to get money to pay you!

The criticism of some customers, clients and allies will be much more acute. Blunt speech in response to such criticism can be your undoing as Uranus in Taurus from mid-May through October – indeed, if you do happen to destroy yourself with your mouth, Saturn trine Aphidas from June through November guarantees that everybody in the workplace will remember every word you said for the rest of their lives. Of course, it is not worth it! Watch what you say.

You’re inclined to express your anger. Bienor in Gemini from July through November cannot help but notice that you don’t like what is happening in your family, company, neighborhood, city, state, province or country right now, as it appears on the surface. Then again, Echeclus in Gemini from July through December denotes that you are aware of both undercurrents and cross-currents. What is on the surface right now may endure, but it’s not likely. Moreover, if you want to start an argument with a business partner or spouse about it during both Bienor and Echeclus square Aphidas from July through October, you can – all too easily. Remember that you have important business and written commitments with such business partner or spouse during Echeclus trine Elatus from July through September.

Keep the peace. Opportunity fills your body with extremely vigorous power as Jupiter trines Neptune during July and August. Furthermore, you will have more influence over others throughout Retrograde Neptune from July through November if you reflect deeply upon what you know and think and say nothing to those who like to hear the sound of their own voices.

How to express your anger in a healthy manner? Spend more and more time at the gym during 2003-WL7 in Leo from June 2018 through June 2023 – and curse the weights as you lift them! Your colorful ways at the gym will attract a worthy cadre of gym rats as 2002-VR130 in Leo from July 2018 through July 2026 – who all may begin cursing the weights as they lift them just like you.

The value of not expressing your opinions becomes extremely clear on political issues on an international scale as Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Capricorn during July and August points to the direction of the future represented by as Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius commences the next twenty-year cycle in December 2020. Because people will speak vociferously without thinking about the effect of their words on other people, you must guard against taking what other people say personally as Retrograde Chiron in Aries and Pisces from July through November. If some loudmouth does not even know your name, how can they possibly hurt you?

 You have all the energy in the world to do all the work that anybody and everybody want as Direct Motion Jupiter in Scorpio from July through October. Don’t undercut your volume by engaging in any unnecessary negotiation as Retrograde Uranus in Taurus and Aries from August through December – take what’s on offer. Even if you work more hours, train more at the gym during 2003-WL7 conjunct the North Node during August to keep up with the workload. Resolve to hang out with the gym rats outside of the gym when you all can get a free night or weekend off as 2002-VR130 conjunct the North Node during August and September.

Retrograde Mars in late Capricorn in late August reminds you that your professional and political landscape will change. Not all the people and institutions with whom you have dealings now will be around, or will have dealings with you, when as Saturn conjuncts Pluto during January 2020. Although the long-term players will stick out like a sore thumb, service everybody as if you never had such insight during Direct Motion Mars in late Capricorn in early September.

Anger about your family, company, city, state, province or country peaks as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both transit Gemini and Taurus from September 2018 through January 2018, then slowly settles into a state of blissful forgetfulness. After all, you are an indispensible part of a new political team founded by a visionary leader committed to making sweeping changes as Jupiter sextiles Pluto as Pluto stations from Retrograde to Direct Motion during September.

You once again wonder why you are solving everybody else’s problems while nobody is solving your own during Retrograde Chiron in late Pisces during October and November when a legal issue threatens to escalate during Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Libra during October and November. Back off! If anybody at all can interpret that you are the aggressor, you lose – potentially, very big.

Seriously ditto that advice as all sorts and demanding and aggressive bosses push your boundaries and temper in order to get what they want as Direct Motion 2001-BL41 in late Sagittarius during October. Tricky bosses seeking loopholes throughout Direct Motion Pholus in late Sagittarius from September through November will target you in order to increase your workload and stress, not to your benefit, but at your expense, during Pholus squares Chiron during October and November.

Remember: Your weekly paycheck hangs in the balance during Retrograde Uranus in late Aries during November and December. Enemies and adversaries know this and are trying to turn you into a negative and counterproductive force. As long as you remain positive, opportunity electrifies your persona as the go-to guy during Jupiter trine Chiron just before and just after Halloween! Hang in there. You will have recourse to the intervention of hierarchical superiors who have the authority to lay down the law during Retrograde Venus in late Libra during early November – rely upon them.

If you do appeal to hierarchical superiors, you get your way during Direct Motion Venus in late Libra in late November – therefore, settle down. The tide has turned and things are looking up. Bosses continue to give you a lot of work throughout Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 2018 through November 2019 but it will be a lot more straightforward – and you will get that respect that you deserve. These new clients and customers from earlier in 2018 become solid allies as 2001-BL41 in Capricorn from November 2018 through March 2021.

Fun, romance, sports, children, creativity define the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through May 2020. You express yourself in much more positive and creative ways as Chiron trine the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019 – and you do not need to spend a lot of money to have fun or to get a kiss as Uranus in Aries square the North Node in Cancer from mid-November 2018 through January 2019.

Certain clients or allies need a favor as Saturn conjunct Hylonome during December. Help out without loaning money. In that context, collect long-standing debts from those who have delayed paying you for far too long as Retrograde Bienor and Retrograde Echeclus both in late Taurus during January 2019.

You lead professional projects with entire workgroups as Jupiter trine 2002-VR130 before and after Thanksgiving. That way, those clients inclined to criticize, who adore you, will point at you and cry, “It’s your fault!” then laugh as 2001-BL41 trine Aphidas during December 2018 and January 2019. Thereupon, impress and dazzle them during Jupiter trines 2003-WL7 during December as you add, “Yeah, It’s my fault, right!”

Maintain pride without arrogance as Chiron in Direct Motion completes its transit of Pisces from December to mid-February 2019. Bosses command that you make peace with partners and adversaries as Jupiter square Nessus opposite Aphidas during December – so cooperate with bosses as you pay full attention to people who annoy you.

Your income will stabilize at manageable levels as Uranus in Direct Motion completes its transit of Aries during January and February 2019 – but, of course, you will need more. Be alert – Pholus in Capricorn from December 2018 through July 2019 reminds you that one of those new clients can make your life much better or much worse. When will they push you over the borderline? Stay tuned.

All of that is from a purely economic standpoint. You have been lucky that bosses provided you with so much work over the past seven years – even though, more often than not, that work was just the means to the end of a paycheck for a gallon of milk and hamburger for dinner. Now, with all the work coming your way, and all of the work out there which is available as 1996-GQ21 in Sagittarius from October 2018 to November 2043, you want it to be much more than a means to an end. What do you really want to accomplish with such work?

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