Sagittarius 22nd Nov - 21st Dec
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2016
With the North Node of the Moon and Jupiter
teaming up in Virgo, 2016 promises to be a great
year for your vocation, career and life goals. Coupled
with persistent and pragmatic Saturn in Sagittarius, your
Sun sign, you really can make tremendous, tangible progress
in establishing yourself and making your mark over the next twelve
months. The presence of Uranus in Aries also bodes well and is urging
you to express yourself and to find new outlets for your talents. The relative position of the Nodes is urging you to prioritise career, vocational and life goals over domestic matters in what promises to be an important year for you.
Saturn's influence in 2016
Saturn will remain in Sagittarius, your Sun sign, until the end of 2017. The transit of Saturn through your Sun sign is a major astrological event. Saturn takes approximately 30 years to travel through the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 2½ years in each zodiac sign. Those of you over 30 have experienced Saturn transit through your Sun sign at least once before, the last time was about 30 years ago. Your age will be a factor in determining how you experience and respond to Saturn this time round. By now you should have a sense of what Saturn in your Sun signs represents and where you’re headed. Saturn requires you to define who you are which can have important implications for your career, vocation and dealings with those in positions of authority and influence. Don’t be surprised to discover you will be faced with important decisions where you must choose one direction and in the process forego others as potential becomes reality. Saturn’s transit through your Sun sign is a time to get leaner and meaner, physically and psychologically. Saturn usually brings an increased workload, commitments and responsibilities. You’ll be challenged to define your goals and take concrete steps to realize them. Others will turn to you for guidance, leadership and help. This is the time to establish yourself and your reputation. Junior Sagittarians may need to work and study harder, to take on increased duties and responsibilities. For some of you, an important older individual could enter your life. Sagittarians of all ages will be required to develop greater independence, self-reliance and maturity. Senior Sagittarians may confront issues concerning health, vitality and mortality. Important psychological, religious and philosophical questions may concern you and more practically, how to make the most of your time. Older Sagittarians might find others increasingly look to them for guidance, advice or leadership. Saturn is most problematic when we try to lead an inauthentic life, in which case Saturn’s transit can bring a reality check. Generally however, this can be time for a new start, a move, career change or some other major life event. What happens will have longterm significance. Make the most of this important period in your life, especially when dynamic, me-first and at times, impatient, Mars joins Saturn in Sagittarius for most of March, April and May and again throughout most of August and September, when you should feel extra energy, drive and determination to move ahead with your dreams and schemes.
Jupiter's influence in 2016
Jupiter, your planetary ruler, takes approximately twelve years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending roughly one year in each sign. Jupiter will be in Virgo until September 2016 when it moves into Libra, where it will remain until October 2017. Until then, since Virgo is the zone of your solar chart associated with work, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of authority and influence, this promises to be a favourable time for this area of your life. Make the most of opportunities to put yourself and your work in the spotlight. Combined with the sober, industrious and pragmatic Saturn in Sagittarius discussed above, patience, perseverance, hard work and professional progress should go hand in hand in 2016. However, be careful in the second half of March and at the end of May when Saturn and Jupiter form stressful alignments in the heavens, suggesting you should curb your enthusiasm at these times and not promise or take on more than you can deliver. With Jupiter moving into Libra from September, the emphasis turns to your social life and this is a great time for meeting new people, reestablishing ties with old acquaintances and for joining forces with kindred spirits who share your outlook, aspirations and goals.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2016
The Moon has two Nodes, the North Node and the South Node. The Nodes form an axis and are always opposite one another in the zodiac. The North Node of the Moon will be in Virgo until May 2017, meanwhile, the South Node will be in the sign opposite Virgo, Pisces. The influence of the North Node is beneficial and in many ways similar to that of Jupiter, also in Virgo and discussed above. The North Node acts like a sign post, pointing to an area to develop, exploit and where fulfillment, favourable circumstance and opportunities await you. Virgo represents the area of your solar chart associated with career, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of authority and influence, and the presence of the North Node is favourable for your career and vocation and reinforces the positive influence of Jupiter. With the South Node of the Moon in Pisces, this is where you need to release, unbind yourself and let go. Since Pisces is the area of your solar chart associated with home, family and domestic matters, this suggest that you shouldn’t allow your domestic concerns prevent you from doing your thing out in the world. If the right career opportunity arises but entails changes to your living arrangements or relocation then it needs to be given serious consideration. With the South Node of the Moon and Neptune coming together in Pisces in the autumn, be careful not to be too deeply drawn into what may turn out to be a complicated property matter or domestic drama around this time.
Uranus's influence in 2016
Uranus will be in Aries throughout 2016 and beyond and represents a longterm, background but nevertheless favorable influence for all Sagittarians, especially those born between 07 - 17 December. Those born later will meet Uranus over the next few years, those born earlier should continue to incorporate the changes Uranus has brought in recent years. Uranus can awaken or reawaken talents, herald a breakthrough and a desire to be liberated from restrictions and pursue opportunities for greater, freedom, independence and creative self-expression. Therefore, make the most of opportunities to take the lead, for greater freedom and autonomy and for finding an outlet and audience for your talents.
Pluto's influence in 2016
The longterm presence of Pluto in Capricorn may not represent such an obvious, direct or personal influence in your life in 2016. Nevertheless, since Capricorn is the zone of your solar chart associated with money, possessions and your personal resources, this is the area where you’re most likely to meet Pluto. What this means for you will depend on your starting point. Negatively, you may need to deal with money issues that revolve around power, control and manipulation. This is more likely to prove problematic if you are in a weak or unstable financial position in which case you may need to answer to others who control the purse strings. More positively, you will increasingly come to realise how establishing greater control over your own resources and finances and reducing you reliance and dependence on others, will put you in a stronger position, especially in the eyes of others who treat you differently when you are the one that calls the shots.
Neptune's influence in 2016
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2016 and conveys a similar message to the South Node of the Moon, also in Pisces and discussed above. When these two, Neptune and the South Node, come together in the autumn, this is a time to be vigilant since a complicated family, property or domestic matter may need to be handled with care. With both the South Node of the Moon and Neptune in Pisces, don’t allow the demands of your private life or emotional complications distract you from furthering your personal, professional or vocational goals.
Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2016
Mercury’s retrograde periods occur roughly thee times a year for three weeks each time. Mercury will be retrograde, appearing to move backwards when view from earth, on four occasions in 2016: From 05 January - 24 January, 28 April - 22 May, 30 August - 22 September and 19 December - 08 January 2017. When Mercury is retrograde it’s prudent to hold-your-horses and take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach to what’s going on. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, be economical with the truth or skip the small print. This is a good time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary, move the goalposts. When Mercury is retrograde, take a step back so as to take two steps forward later. Also keep an eye on electronic devices and equipment which are more likely to play up or disappear when Mercury is retrograde. Between 05 January - 24 January you need to be as careful in money matters and not overextend yourself or spend money before it arrives. The period between 28 April - 22 May is emphasizing your work and day-to-day routine. You’re likely to have a lot on your plate at this time. Attempts to cut corners could make life complicated and electronic equipment and gadgets may prove troublesome so give yourself plenty of slack, don’t overcommit yourself or leave deadlines until the last moment. Between 30 August - 22 September don’t rush important vocational or career decisions. Your dealings with those in positions of power and influence need to be handled with care. If you have an opportunity to put your message across, make sure to get your facts straight first and remember to rehearse your lines. Between 19 December - 08 January 2017, like the early part of the year, money matters need to be handled with care so avoid the January sales if your credit card is due some respite.