This is the time to make your relationships work and with one of your ruling planets Jupiter continuing its transit through your 7th house of love and relationships along with the year commencing with the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter, this ensures satisfaction, love and improvement in your personal relationships.
Neptune, your ruling planet is now slowly moving through your Sun sign and as well your past karma planet, the South Node, will also make contact with Neptune in your Sun sign over the coming months indicating many lessons being learned now especially with respect to how you interact with others and manage marriage or significant other relationships.
Saturn and Venus transit your 10th house of career with Saturn continuing its journey here for some time yet. Your sense of responsibility to work will at times get you down but you need to look for the longer term benefits that come to you by persisting and doing the best what you can. The early conjunction of Venus and Saturn may prove to be a little disappointing. What you expect may not come to pass but rest assured the conclusion to this is to bring you an even better set of circumstances.
The seeds of excellent happenings are in those things we consider difficult or challenging. This conjunction takes place on January 9 so the first week of the year will bring out these results immediately. You will however see an improvement especially on March 1 with the sextile of Venus to Saturn, July 20 with the trine to Saturn and then on September 7 and December 26 with the sextile to Saturn. All of these ensure a steady and better set of circumstances professionally.
Friendships need to be nurtured but you must also know when to let go of friendships and this is hinted at by the long-term transit of Pluto in your 11th house of social activities and friends. You must understand that some of your friendships may now have gone past their use by date and it will be time to either regenerate these associations or to simply say goodbye to them. Some of your friends may be taking liberties with you, using you for your kind heartedness and also playing mind games. It’s imperative for you to see beneath the surface this year, beyond the games people play and the words people speak. If you can do this you will be able to cull back to just a few close friends who will offer you excellent value and friendship.
Some of your relationships will be fated this year with the North Node, the karmic point, transiting through your marital sector. If you haven’t yet met someone, this could be a year when you may happen to stumble upon your soulmate your soulmate. And as mentioned above, the Moon and Jupiter conjunction is an excellent omen to have in conjunction with this North Node. Be on the lookout for people who may be resonant with who you are and what you want. You may meet someone unexpectedly and who may even be of a foreign extraction or somewhat different to the usual run-of-the-mill people you meet. This could be very exciting for you.
The to and fro retrograde action of Mars could be problematic for you in that it starts its journey this year on the 8th house of shared resources. This 8th house is also a sexual house and deals with intimacy. For the most part however this may have to do with sorting out your new attitudes to money and who pays what. There could be disputes over equity and fair distribution of bills within your family or relationship. Try to sort this out earlier on in the year otherwise this may continue to be a problem lurking beneath the surface for some time to come.
Mars moves to your 9th house of travels, education, the higher mind and other cultural interests but only remains there until March 6 when it then transits the important 10th house of profession and career activity. Prior to this you could have a short journey but most certainly its transit through the 10th house is far more vital and telling on the events coming. You will be committed and driven to achieving a lot more this year especially during this transit. You’ll see that you have the opportunity to achieve a great deal and even land yourself a much better position however around August 24 Mars will move to the conjunction of Saturn which will slow down your pace and possibly bring with it some frustrating experiences through employers, co-workers etc. you will have to exercise a regular patience to get through this period but your perseverance we well worth it in the results can astonish you.
Having Uranus in your 2nd house is a double-edged sword throughout the coming year or two. On the one hand you will have unexpected windfalls, increased income, even lotteries and sweepstakes which are brought on by the luck that you possess this year. But the downside is that just as suddenly you can lose it all. So what is the lesson in this? Consistency, foresight and good planning to ensure you don’t find yourself out of pocket.
Love, romance and friendship
The presence of Jupiter in your 7th house to September 9 is a perfect example of good fortune smiling upon you in a specific area of your life. You should use this to enhance your current relationship, expand it, build upon it, foster love and understanding because this is one of the better transits that doesn’t happen all that often. The conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter as the year starts is also an indicator that your emotions will be warm and should be reciprocated by the one you love. For those of you who are single this is an excellent forecast for marriage, showing that a long-term commitment can take place.
The Moon is ruling your zone of love affairs and the eclipses of March 23, August 18 in September 17 will be significant in this regard. The eclipse on March 23 signifies all matters sexual and can be very revealing. You could be upset if you’re not feeling reciprocated intimately. This is also shown by the early transit of Mars through the same area. Building up resentment is not the way to nourish your relationships. Rather, you should communicate, but only when the time is appropriate.
Under the eclipse of March 23 some of these feelings could explode like Mount Vesuvius. It’s better to broach these issues before that explosive point is reached. The August 18 eclipse is probably better and brings with it more openness in the sexual arena. The 12th house in which this eclipse takes place is a secretive zone of the horoscope but some Eastern astrologers consider it a place of bed pleasures which is why sex is also assigned to this portion of your horoscope. And the eclipse on September 17 is close on the heels of the major Jupiter transiting your 8th house of sexuality. It takes place in your Sun sign and therefore shows pretty significant changes in your personality and the way you deal with others after this.
Venus, the planet of love is strong in your horoscope as 2016 starts. Being at the pinnacle or 10th house of your horoscope indicates that this planet may dominate the affairs of your life throughout the coming twelve months. Yes, the 10th house is a professional sector, however the apex of the horoscope is also strongly connected to the development of self and the planet associated with this area gives us are strong hints as to the focus. The conjunction to Saturn on January 9 is a difficult one but this opens out and improves after 24 January when Venus moves to your 11th house of friendships. In fact, with the conjunction of Pluto on February 6 you may be completely overwhelmed by a single friend and may need to find other outlets for your imagination. Being too demanding during this cycle I would friendship.
Mercury, your marital planet has several retrograde periods throughout 2016 and these are important for you with respect to marriage and other important relationships. The three retrograde periods include January 6, April 29, August 30 and December 19. For the two or three week periods during and after these dates you should suspend any important decisions associated with relationships, love or more importantly marriage, that is something you are contemplating.
On the contrary, the favourable transits of Mercury can bring with them very satisfactory interactions with those you love. You want to review your friendships during the retrograde movement of January and February as it moves to your 11th house of social activities. But excellent aspect are formed by Mercury on February 7 to Jupiter, every 27th to Uranus, March 15 to Pluto, March 25 to Mars in March 30 to Saturn. These celestial patterns indicate smooth communications, exciting times of the ones you love and new opportunities to further improve your love life.
With the conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in your 5th house of love affairs taking place on July 7 and then the same conjunction taking place in your 7th house of marital prospects on September 13, this period should also prove to be one that stimulates you and offers you extraordinarily penetrating conversation and insight both into yourself and your significant other. You mustn’t however probe too deeply as the July 7 Mercury in opposition to Pluto could irritate others and give them the impression that you are some sort of CIA agent on a mission. Be gentle in your questioning.
As mentioned earlier your passionate instincts could also be revved up into a higher gear in 2016 and the connection of Venus with Mars in particular will reflect this. February 8, July 7, August 7 and September 19 specify favourable and smooth flowing sexual relations whereas the hard aspects that take place on March 15, August 7 and October 14 could prove to be tricky, where you allow your instincts to rule your head. Remember during these dates and the periods leading up to them, it should be the other way around.
During the latter part of the year especially after October 27 when Venus sextile is Jupiter, a wealth of emotion could flood your heart. This may have something to do with your work as well because Venus will be transiting this professional area of your horoscope. This is a repeat of the earlier transit of Venus can joining Saturn and that takes place on October 30 so for a little while anyhow, there could be a lull in this emotional exuberance of yours. Venus sextiles Neptune on November 20 and this is an indicator that your romantic ideals could start to come more into focus.
You may be driven by the urge to perfect your relationships and to resolve any problems that you have particularly with the conjunction of Pluto on November 25 of Venus. If you can’t get the other person on side, it’s best to let things take a natural course. The downside is that you may push someone away rather than drawing them closer.
Socially the year ends on a good note with the Sun transiting your 11th house on December 21 and forming wonderful aspects to Mars on the 27th and Neptune on the 31st. You want to extend your reach and circle of influence at this time and more than likely make some new friends.