Gemini 21st May - 21st June
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2016
The importance of getting a good and supportive
domestic situation in place is highlighted as is pursuing
and testing your ideals and adopting an attitude of service
in your vocation and your dealings with the wider world. A key
feature of 2016 will be how you deal with your others, socially,
personally and professionally. It will be in your important interactions
with others that you will be challenged to more clearly define who you are, what you value and what your calling and purpose is. 2016 promises to be a year of self-discovery. Go find your true self.
Saturn's influence in 2016
The continued presences of Saturn in your opposite sign of Sagittarius throughout 2016 is highlighting the importance of your interactions and relationships with others, personal, emotional and business. Others are going to make demands on you. Whether or not that is a problem depends on your starting point. If you’ve avoided getting up close and personal, tried to keep things light and breezy and resisted closer cooperation, integration or even intimacy, then the presence of Saturn in Sagittarius should bring an opportunity to do so. Through your interpersonal relationships with others you will be called to become more self-aware and self-sufficient, to more clearly define your uniqueness, who you are and what you stand for. At times others may try to impose restrictions, boundaries or burdens upon you. This may happen in your personal, domestic or professional life. With Mars joining Saturn in Sagittarius throughout March, April and May and agin through most of August and September, tensions may surface if other’s try to get you to follow their agenda or resist your attempts to get them to follow yours. If you’re involved in an unhealthy relationship then it may be time to call it a day and go it alone. If your relationship is a healthy one then perhaps it’s time for a greater commitment. If you’re footloose and fancy free, you could have the opportunity to team up with a more sober and serious individual or at least get to chance to see if the grass is greener on the other side of the relationship fence.
Jupiter's influence in 2016
Jupiter will be in Virgo, the home, family and domestic zone of your solar chart until September 2016 when it moves into Libra. The North Node of the Moon, like Jupiter, a generally beneficial influence, will be in Virgo throughout 2016. This suggest that an improvement on the domestic front is on the cards. If you’re thinking of making a move or putting down roots this may be the time to set the wheels in motion. You could find your oasis, a general area, specific location or property that makes you feel very much at home. This should also be a good time for building bridges with family and loved ones. Jupiter moves into Libra from the autumn, the pleasure zone of your solar chart. With Jupiter in Libra, you’ll be in a merrymaking, flirtatious mood, keen to have fun and let your hair down. This would be also a great time to find a creative outlet to express your many talents.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2016
With the North Node of the Moon in Virgo throughout 2016, it would be wise to prioritise your home, family and domestic affairs. Like a growing plant that needs to be securely rooted to support the growing plant above, getting the foundations right, feeling at home in your home environment, is a key component to making your life healthy, happy and prosperous. The Moon’s Nodes form a pair and are always opposite one another in the zodiac. Therefore, with the North Node in Virgo, the South Node will be found in the sign opposite Virgo, Pisces. The North Node is a place to embrace, the South a place of release. Since Pisces is the area of your solar chart associated with your work, career, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of power and influence, the presence of the South Node here throughout 2016 suggest that perhaps less is more in this area of your life. Prioritise your private life and if you’ve got to choose between work or home, be prepared to choose home. Staying late at the office or avoiding dealing with more pressing matters closer to home may not be the most prudent use of your time and energy in 2016. This can be a good year for work, but you need to prioritise your private life.
Uranus's influence in 2016
The presence of Uranus in Aries throughout 2016 could correspond with upheaval on the social front and you may meet a few quirky, oddball kindred spirits who open you up to a new social circle or perspective on the meaning of life. Don’t necessarily expect them to be reliable, predictable, dependable or even around for long, but let them act as catalysts to usher in change, new experiences and new people.
Pluto's influence in 2016
The presence of Pluto in Capricorn throughout 2016 and beyond may not be as apparent as some other astrological configurations. Nevertheless, if Pluto does make it’s presence felt it is likely to be in your close dealings with others, especially those shared resources or financial, commercial or perhaps even emotional commitments and bonds that bind you to others. On one level you may becoming increasingly aware how teaming up with others or getting others to back you can create options and resources you may not have access to if you go solo. Alternatively, you may also feel the restrictive side of the commitments and obligations, how ties can bind but also trap, how power can be used and abused. As such, it may be prudent to minimise your obligations, or at least be careful not to give to much power and influence to others just to achieve a short term gain. If you find yourself in the role of custodian of another’s resources, the more you can make sure your dealings are ethical and above board and avoid the temptation to be economical with the truth, the more likely you’ll create the right environment to win the trust and confidence of those whose support, trust and confidence you desire.
Neptune's influence in 2016
Neptune is in Pisces, one of the most prominent areas of your solar chart, the area associated with work, vocation and your dealings with those with power, authority and influence, and will remain there for about another 10 years when it moves into the next sign after Pisces, Aries. Because Neptune spends such a long time in this area of your solar chart, it’s often subtle, nebulous and otherworldly influence may be felt, if it is felt at all, as a background influence. The South Node of the Moon, discussed above, will also be in Pisces throughout 2016. Combined with Neptune, they seem to suggest that work, career and vocational interests that serve the wider community may be more productive and effective than those that serve narrow self interest. This pair can also indicate that you could be challenged to put your ideals and visions into practice and to test your version of reality in your dealings with the wider world.
Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2016
Mercury will be retrograde, appearing to move backwards when view from earth, on four occasions: From 05 January - 24 January, 28 April - 22 May, 30 August - 22 September and from 19 December - 08 January 2017. Since Mercury is your planetary ruler you are likely to experience Mercury’s retrograde influence more than most. When Mercury is retrograde it’s prudent to hold-your-horses and, wherever possible, take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach to what is going on. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, speak with a forked tongue or skip the small print when Mercury is retrograde. This is a good time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary, move the goalposts. When Mercury is retrograde, it is a good time to take a step back so to take two steps forward later. Between 05 January - 24 January, concerning paperwork, commitments and dealings of a commercial or financial nature. Between 28 April - 22 May, this may concern secrets, rumors, innuendo or some discreet matter. Between 30 August - 22 September, home and domestic issues and from 19 December - 08 January 2017, this may concern your financial dealings with others.