Mars moves your 10th house of career and professional activities on January 4 so this should be an extraordinarily active time in your work and also a cycle which provides you plenty of opportunities to improve your professional situation. You are guaranteed of a lot of professional chances this year particularly because of the initial conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter in your 8th house signifying money that you have to share with others. This can go either of two ways-problems with business partners and those you share money with or an upswing in this area of your life.
Saturn will continue to move through your 11th house of friendships which means this is where some of your biggest lessons will derive throughout 2016. There’s a Venus Square Neptune transit on January 6. Don’t be too enamored by those you meet especially when it comes to socializing, friendship and love. This combination of Venus and Neptune is prone to both deceit by others and self-deceit as well.
With Neptune in your 2nd house of finances better managing your finances is imperative in January given that Jupiter also goes retrograde on the 8th. The problem with this slow transit is that it can create dishonesty - that of others to you but most importantly self-deception. You may think you have a better bank balance or financial position than you really do and it’s up to you to realistically assess this especially in the early part of the year. That also occurs in a pivotal financial house of your horoscope-the 8th house which indicates banking, finance and money that is loaned or borrowed. Dealing with your bank manager may be on the cards at this time.
Monetary matters may also take on a karmic flavour as the South Node and North Node which relate to important karmic developments happen to be transiting your 2nd and 8th houses-both key financial sectors of your horoscope. If you’ve been honest in doing business, and how you deal with people, with integrity then you should see positive results from these transits.
Expect increased profitability when Mars moves your 11th house on 6 March bringing with it an additional thrust of energy socially speaking as well. This should bring benefits from work, finance and friends. The square of Jupiter to Saturn however leading up to 23 March could be a dicey aspect to deal with and warns against mixing your business with pleasure. Your energy and drive for friendships could do an about-face around April 17 when Mars goes retrograde and this continues up until June 30. You will have some misgivings about relationships and there could even be some disruptions to your normal social circle with arguments, misunderstandings and perhaps even all-out war if you aren’t careful.
In terms of your lifelong goals and expectations the square aspect from Saturn to Neptune on June 18, which is a longer term effect, could dampen your enthusiasm for what you’re doing generally in life. You could start to question your spiritual and material ideals and this is good because you will make the necessary adjustments at this time to get your life back on track. This aspect repeats again on September 10.
You need to watch your step both figuratively and literally as Mars moves to the conjunction of Saturn around August 24. This reiterates the earlier advice about friends but can also have a negative impact on you physically. Overexertion, injury and accident under this transit are likely especially because Saturn is co-ruling your Sun sign of Aquarius.
The most significant transit is that of Jupiter which for the first time in twelve years moves to your 9th house of good fortune, past karma, higher education, travels and legal matters. As a first rate benefic you can expect this next twelve months to pick up with your past actions starting to give good results even if for some period of time you’ve felt obstructed by others or challenged by life generally.
You may take up a new course of study or travel to expand your mental horizons. You must however be careful course Mars squares Jupiter leading up to October 6 and this could show, along with its conjunction of Pluto on the 19th and the square aspect to Uranus on October 29, an overinflated sense of self and an unrealistic idea that you are capable of doing more than you actually can. Try to measure your actions and have a practical plan in place. As with the earlier Mars conjunction of Saturn in August, the square of Mars to Uranus can also bring with it some mishaps. Reduce your speed, impulsiveness and above all road rage.
You have immense energy when Mars moves to your Sun sign on November 9 and this activate your physical prowess, sexual passion and adventurous nature. You will complete your tasks easily but others may not be able to accommodate your forceful nature during this cycle so you need to muster your most diplomatic skills in handling people.
Your thinking big will pay off in early December especially because Mars trines Jupiter on the 2nd. Any projects you had in mind can be attempted now with positive results. You are fearless and your courage will give you the momentum you need to achieve great successes. With Mars moving to your 2nd house of finance on December 19 your attention will shift to monetary matters and along with the fact that Jupiter continues to influence your Sun sign for the coming twelve months luck should be on your side.
Love, romance and friendship
Jupiter stays on to affect your sexual and intimate experiences while it transits your 8th house of sexuality until September. You may be overemphasizing this part of your life is more important in your relationships than previous. You need to find balance between your emotional and sexual needs and this could also apply to your partner if you are in a committed relationship. For those Aquarians who are single the Moon, Jupiter, North Node conjunction in your 8th house warns against unsavoury alliances.
Mercury, your romance planet adds a touch of love to your life when it transits your Sun sign on January 2. It does however prove to also be problematic on the 5th as it squares Mars which is in your 10th house of profession indicating likely conflict of interests between work and love. You can also expect some unforeseen twists and turns to your romantic affairs leading up to the 22nd as Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th, re-entering your 12th house of secrets on the 9th, squaring Uranus on the 21st and conjoining Pluto on the 22nd. Your nerves may be frayed and there are could be some intellectual power plays as part of the mix. These unpredictable events continue into February and it probably won’t be until after the Mercury trine Jupiter on February 7 that things are back on track for you. Some notable dates where your love life spikes include February 28 when Mercury is conjunct the Sun, April 15 with Mercury trine Jupiter on the 17th when it trines Pluto, again trining 13th with an excellent aspect for love affairs being formed in June 25 with Mercury trine Sun.
Venus and Saturn make an important conjunction in your 11th house of friendships on January 9 and this follows the square of Venus to Neptune on the 6th all indicating confusion and a backing off from others because you won’t be clear on where your relationships are heading. This conjunction of Venus and Saturn plays out several times throughout the year and will have you swinging like a pendulum between warm affection and icy cold distance.
On March 26 Venus squares Saturn and on June 4 opposes Saturn, not making a major favourable aspect until July 20 when it moves to the trine. It’s at this time you smooth things over in your relationships and when Venus moves to your 7th house of marriage on July 12 this can start a really great feel good cycle for you and your spouse or partner.
On the matter of family, the conjunction and square of Venus and Saturn may present some problems bringing with it a vague dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. You won’t be comfortable living where you are all the people that you’re with may be cramping your style somewhat. Dates you should be careful of are March 26, June 4, August 14 and October 30. During these cycles Venus will be in a challenging aspect to Saturn which threatens your peace of mind and family harmony.
Being consistent in your communication is one of your key lessons in 2016 as Uranus slowly moves through your 3rd house of communication and agreements. There are a few additional dates you need to be aware of especially in August and September and they include the very favourable Venus trine Uranus on August 1, the Sun trine Saturn on August 2 which brings with it a much more responsible attitude in your relationships. But the Venus square Mars aspect of August 7 presents problems for you and your passion may be out of control as could be the way you thoughts, opinions and needs. You may also be at odds with friends as Mercury squares Saturn on August 6.
Venus once again transits to the earlier conjunction of Saturn on October 30 and this is also surrounded by its conjunction to Pluto in the 12th house leading up to November 25, bringing with it some rather complex emotional issues. Fortunately the transit of Jupiter to the 9th house will be very protective in all areas of your life and will help you win over others even if what you have to say is not exactly what they want to hear.
You could be wasteful in the latter part of the year using gifts as a means of buying peoples affection and attention. Are you sure this is going to actually help you to evaluate honesty how a person feels about you? Using money to win favours or affection is not exactly the best way to handle your relationships at this time.
There could be some rather exciting times for you towards the end of the year and in particular around November 30 when Venus squares Uranus. The trine to Jupiter on December 25 is also a lovely aspect ensuring a happy festive season with loved ones.