“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Abraham Lincoln

 This month, Jupiter and Pluto gear up for a potential battle with each other. The interesting part of this challenge is that both duelists change character in mid-duel. As the approach narrows and the boxing gloves come up, Jupiter suddenly shifts from the sign of Aries to the sign of Taurus while Pluto suddenly shifts from direct to retrograde still in the sign of Aquarius, both at nearly the same time, midmonth. To complicate things further, Jupiter is the natural ruler of Aquarius and therefore they share an affinity for all things, how things are done and in both cases it’s in a big way! Just when they thought they knew the antagonist, the antagonist changes and both are friends! Their differing and then shifting perspectives, while still retaining a natural affinity could either make for a big bang or for a major resolution. To increase the tension both Taurus and Aquarius are what we call “Fixed” signs meaning loyal and dependable, someone who gets the job done, but also stubborn and literally fixed, stuck, whether in their own beliefs, habits or ideas. They hate change!

Jupiter in Aries takes the lead and does everything to the max, fighting for conservative ideas but also wanting good fortune for everyone while Pluto direct in Aquarius is about our greatest hopes and wishes for all of humanity but keeping some of them secret, possibly engaging in clandestine affairs to achieve its ends. Then Jupiter shifts to Taurus and now it’s all about accumulation rather than sharing the wealth which, however is greater than ever! Now the whole point of abundance is to gather and horde. At the same time Pluto, still in Aquarius goes retrograde and secrets are revealed, plots understood. Retrogrades always mean more possibilities and less rigidness, punching through the concretization which comes with dogmatic beliefs which are long past due for a change.


 Everyone: While the battle gears up, the Sun and Earth shift into mutable (flexible) signs – Gemini and Sagittarius –midmonth which can assist in the possibility of resolution, of a challenge met and dealt with in an honorable manner beneficial to all.


Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You feel you have your feet solidly on the ground early in the month.

Direction: When the ground starts to shift, ride it out.

Soul Thought: All crises are crises in thought.


JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: You’ve done the hard work and set foundations.

Direction: It’s time to lighten up.

Soul Thought: Who do you see in the mirror?


NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: Some really good and energetic days this month could also be reactive.

Direction: You know which way to go.

Soul Thought: In Love.


APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: It should be a time of feeling strong.

Direction: And then comes freedom.

Soul Thought: Ponder whether it’s truly freedom for all.


Planet: Moon

Dynamic: Parts of you are more than usually visible this month.

Direction: Let it shine through.

Soul Thought: What is Earthshine?


 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: Are you getting cold feet about something?

Direction: Ponder whether it is retreat or bowing in deference.

Soul Thought: Which is about respect?


MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic:  You may feel you are coming down after a time of lightness.

Direction: Now it’s a time for gentleness and grace.

Soul Thought: “Grant me the grace to dissolve the negative thoughts about myself.” Caroline Myss


SEPT 21  –  OCT 21

Dynamic: You have the voice of authority.

Direction: Use it wisely.

Soul Thought: Whose voice is it?


JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: Where will you be when the shift occurs?

Direction: Correct answer: Centered.

Soul Thought: Where is your center?


JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: Building up to midmonth could be extra emotional or extra caring.

Direction: Choose caring.

Soul Thought: For self as well as others.


OCT 21 – NOV 20

Dynamic: You are another element in the potential battle this month.

Direction: Be the solution, not the problem.

Soul Thought: “With self-forgetfulness I gather what I need for the helping of my fellowmen.” Alice Bailey


FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: A bumpy road could be this month.

Direction: Remember, the Soul loves a challenge.

Soul Thought: It’s the ebb and flow of Life.



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