Category: Sun Signs

Solar Once-over: Astrology Update for May

Sun shining in Taurus strength through the blossoms. Copyright Catherine Goshen 2017

With the pace of life quickening exponentially, let’s check in this month with your Sun sign!

CARDINAL SIGNS

Aries, you’re feeling the push for ever-increasing independence and risk-taking at work. Yet home and family slow you down which may act as a blessing in disguise. Keep moving forward but ground each step in thorough research before taking action. Cancer, this is the month to reach out to friends and talk about your relationship. There are challenges here which won’t go away unless you address them. You’ll be amazed at the support you receive. Libra, you’re frustrated by power struggles at home. Try a fresh approach. The trick this month is to keep moving forward with hard work because it’ll pay off very soon. Capricorn, you have from now until the end of August to make the changes sorely needed in your life. Go for it! This heavy cycle will pass soon.

FIXED SIGNS

Taurus, Happy Birthday! You’ve had so many creative ideas brewing since January and they’re all starting to manifest now. Your most fruitful time will be in June but keep sowing these seeds and envisioning how you want your work to grow this year. Leo, your energy is taken up with your work this month – and, hopefully, some travel is on the cards too! With all the strategizing that’s been going on, you need more than ever to make time to relax. Scorpio, it might feel as if your partner is on a different wavelength to you right now. They are! So turn your attention to adjusting the areas of your life which could do with a little makeover. You won’t be disappointed in the outcome, especially if you focus on improving communications. Aquarius, finances feel a little blurry right now. Spend time this month clarifying monies going in and out. Your reward? A clearer budget and time in the second half of May to focus on creative pursuits. Yes!

MUTABLE SIGNS

Gemini, your energy is returning this month as you pursue your goals with greater focus after May 7. If something is bothering you at work it’s not the time to act. Rather, stay in touch with what matters most to you as you plan your mid-year break. Virgo, finances look good as do work opportunities – be open to what comes your way. Things will begin to move forward for you in the later part of the month. Sagittarius, you’ve been feeling overstretched and under-appreciated for a while now. The end is in site because you’ve already learnt the lesson. So allow this month flow – everything is set in place – all you need to do is show up. Pisces, it seems as if transformative events are happening in your close friendships. There are new opportunities to connect both for work and for pleasure this month as long as you can overcome your reluctance to put yourself out there.

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine

Telescope for star-gazing - summer sky is coming soon! Copyright Catherine Goshen 2017

May 10: Full Moon at 20 degrees of Scorpio

May 3: Mercury stations direct at 24 degrees of Aries

May 17: Mercury moves into Taurus

May 21: Sun moves into Gemini

May 25: New Moon at 4 degrees of Gemini

Astrology Update for January 2017

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

January looks off to a good start: a slow first week to get us into the groove of 2017, with the pace gradually quickening as Mercury moves direct and exits its post-shadow phase by the end of the month.

We have lots of exciting Jupiter-Uranus activity this year, which will impact all of us. The Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will be especially reactive. For those of you with birthdays around the 8th to 14th of April, July, October and January, things are really happening in your life! The positive side of Jupiter-Uranus is quick and unexpected ideas and (often travel) plans, while the challenge is to avoid exaggeration and over-reactive responses. And with Pluto in the mix, all of us, but in particular those with planets or angles in the 16 to 20 degree Cardinal sign range, will experience the need to let go in order to grow.

The Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces might be feeling the regulatory effects of Saturn at this time (especially those of you born in the latter half of your sign), as well as the idealistic dreams of Neptune (in particular those born around the turn of the month). How much you have all accomplished in 2016! Remember this as you focus on what you want for 2017. And use January to set these dreams in place. There will be lots of support from friends old and new – don’t hesitate to reach out to them!

The Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, keep doing whatever you’re doing as it seems to be working out for you. Taurus, move forward with your plans this month and work hard until March, when a break will be in order. Leo, there’s a lot of opportunities out there for you this month but you need to grab them with your own two hands. Scorpio and Aquarius, bide your time until February.

For all of us, whatever our birth date and time, the key is on staying grounded and using the energies of early 2017 in a practical and non-extravagant way. Think twice before you spend; planning now will reap rewards later in the year.

On a different note, I’d like to encourage all of you, my readers, to make some kind of commitment this year to setting aside time to read and think deeply. We are living in the Instagram and Facebook age, where most Internet users can hardly sustain their attention to ingest an email longer than a few lines. As Richard Tarnas in ‘Cosmos and Psyche’ so aptly describes the gestalt of our times:

“Whether in politics, business, or the media, the lowest common denominator of the culture increasingly governs discourse and prescribes the values of the whole.”

Create an intellectual, innovative or spiritual reading list which you actively pursue this year.

With love and light for a positive 2017!!

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine

 

Keep it Light this October

Sunrise on the Equinox, October 2016, Copyright Catherine Goshen

Dear All

Something light-hearted for October…

Cardinal Signs:
The scales are finally tipping Libra’s way again and while you’re still extremely busy, rewards are to follow – hooray! Aries, allow your partner some space (a trip, perhaps?) while you continue to lavish attention on him/her. Roger that? Cancer, you’re even more happy than usual at home this month – focus on a new project here and steer clear of potential battles with your true love. Capricorn, use the first part of the month to work hard (you’ll get a lot done) but seek out lucrative friendships at October’s end.

Fixed Signs:
Taurus, it’s all about health this month – schedule a well visit or make a seasonal diet adjustment. Scorpio, you’re feeling the need for the mystical to enter your life – explore this now – and be patient with your financial situation. Leo, you’ll be doing a tremendous amount of driving and talking on the phone this month… and you’re finally able to schedule the dentist…roar! Aquarius, don’t worry if your friends are uncharacteristically unavailable in October – use the time to study, read and figure out what you’re going to do in November when things get really busy for you.

Mutable Signs:
Gemini, I’m happy to say it, romance is in the air! If you’re looking for someone special, it’s a great time to be out and about. Sagittarius, things feel a little heavy at the moment as responsibilities pile up and the bills keep arriving; turn to good friends for cheer and cognac. Things will ease up at the end of the month. Virgo, you’re committed to becoming more independent this October. While lovers and partners may feel restrictive, find solace in material comforts and a good book. Pisces, there’s something bothering you and you’re hiding away more than usual. Be patient as November will bring it all to light.

FULL MOON: October 16, at 23 Aries

NEW MOONS: October 1, at 8 Libra; October 30, at 7 Scorpio

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine