"As you think, so shall you become."Bruce Lee (Nov. 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973)
Pluto is in Capricorn. It has been in Capricorn since November of 2008. Before that, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the mid 1700s. Hey - that was when we had the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution. Verrrrry interesting. In astrology, Pluto has rulership over countries, and Capricorn rules the government. That's why when Pluto returned to Capricorn in November of 2008, it was easy to predict President Obama would be elected because that was a revolutionary event! The first Afro-American President of the United States.
This year, in 2011, the next two outer planets will change signs. Neptune moves into Pisces (the very sign it rules) and Uranus moves into Aries.
Do we care?
Well, the last time Neptune was in Pisces was between 1848 - 1862. And the last time Uranus was in Aries was 1927-1935. (Tough times for many people!) However, the last time that both planets shared the signs they are moving into this year was from 1848 to 1851. Holy French fries! Those dates coincide with the great potato famine in Ireland. Does this mean we're heading into a famine? Sadly, in some places, I fear the answer is yes. Fortunately, in June this year, Jupiter the planet of wealth is moving into Taurus, the sign of tangible wealth and banks. This will bring some positive juice to financial institutions.
We are definitely entering a decade where fire hazards will be more harsh than usual. Uranus rules explosions and unpredictable events, and Aries is a feisty Fire Sign! Do yourself a favour and buy a fire extinguisher. (I did. It cost $30.) Install smoke detectors. Keep cooking areas and stoves clean. Make sure your microwave vents can "breathe." Be smart with heaters, and don't use ordinary extension cords for them. Check electrical cords and get rid of old frayed stuff. And never smoke in bed. In just one year, when Uranus was in Aries during 1845, 1000 buildings burned in a Pittsburgh fire; 1500 houses burned in Quebec fire; 1000 homes burned in New York city fire, 1600 were killed in a theatre fire in Canton, China.
Not only are fire hazards on the increase, but fiery revolutions are more likely to take place as well. Yes, the natives are getting restless. "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
We will start to see new patents for new inventions, especially related to drugs, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, gas, oil, and the film industry. The explosive quality of Uranus in Aries is very creative and exploratory!
The last time that both Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Aries occurred, we had gold rushes. "Go West, young man, go West!" Indeed, with Jupiter, the planet of expansion and wealth moving into Taurus, the sign associated with tangible wealth and banks, we can expect the economy to look richer in some way after the summer. About time!
You party hard, you work hard. You're a fun-loving sign who wants to get a lot out of life! You might be an outdoor enthusiast, at casino junkie, or a published professor. We might also find you in publishing or the media because you're a promoter par excellence. Despite your easy-going, cavalier attitude, you're seriously searching for the meaning of life. Most of you have sturdy legs because your sign rules the thigh muscles. You like to play the long shot because you're a risk taker. You figure nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can't win if you don't buy a ticket. And you're right!
In the early '90s, life was a roller coaster because you were juggling job changes, residential moves, travel, what to do and where to go next. But you like living on the edge. It keeps you performance-ready. By the mid-90s, you decided it was time to secure a home base for yourself. And by 1999-2000 you were busting your buns. Around 2001, although partnerships were challenging (as you well know), you started to get increased recognition for what you could do. That's when you began to take yourself seriously -- basically, because that's when others did. Although you had to get along on less from others for a few years, by 2007 travel was wonderfully appealing! In fact, this was a great year for pursuing further education, grabbing opportunities in publishing, medicine, and the law, and schmoozing with people from other countries. By 2008-09 you were strong once again. If relationships went by the wayside at this time, looking back, you see they really ended around 2002. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20.
Basically, this is a very strong year for you. You're looking good! You're in touch with your strengths and your successes. In fact, your challenge this year is to know how to set aside enough time for yourself. You can't be all things to all people because if you were, you'd be selling out. You are temped to spread yourself too thin doing too much for everyone. However, you know that you have to respect your own independence. (And freedom is a survival issue for you. Never forget that.) So how can you keep everyone happy, and at the same time maintain your own integrity? Aye, there's the rub. This is your current mission, should you choose to accept it! Search for ways to work out the subtle points of this conundrum. Fortunately, many of you will take a gorgeous vacation very soon and that might give you a good opportunity to think about it. Without question this is the perfect year for fun, social affairs, sports, and vacations. Book that trip. Make those reservations. Better yet, buy your ticket ahead of time, then you know you're going! You want to have some fun!
In terms of your public reputation, things are excellent right now. You have the respect of others, especially your elders, parents, bosses, teachers and VIPs. The really good news in terms of your job is that your work is going to get a wonderful boost this year, especially after the summer. In fact, from the summer of 2011 until the summer of 2012, you shine at work! Everyone thinks you're the cat's meow. (Naturally, you're in great form because you will have just had a wonderful vacation.) Expect promotions, improved new job descriptions, co-operation from co-workers, and more fulfillment from what you do at work because of a greater sense of purpose and structure. Your job is definitely going to improve! In addition, because you feel particularly vigorous and healthy this year, you're willing to take on more. Note: all this positive hey nonny nonny coming your way could bring weight gain. Abundance is also flesh to the bone in an ancient sense -- and astrology is ancient!
Keep in mind that your creative juices are very strong this year. This means your creative potential is enormous. You can do things that at other times might be too difficult to accomplish. But this year, by magic, you'll pull it all off!
This is one of the best years for romance, love affairs, flirtations, and little divertissements. (Moan like a bird lover: "We'll always have parrots.") New love can blossom this year, and existing relationships will be rejuvenated to be youthful, exciting and sexy once again. ("Jennifer!" "Cliff?") Part of your enthusiasm is simply because you feel unusually healthy and vigorous! (Well, this makes sense. Fatigue is the enemy of sex.) In addition, you're unusually self-confident and this is also a sexy quality. It's not your imagination: If you seem to be more witty and humorous than usual, you are! What is really exciting is that this year is one of the rare times when you can develop a truly authentic relationship with someone. Nothing phony. Each of you knows exactly who the other person is. ("Well, that's a relief! You mean I don't have to wear this toupee anymore?")
It's a good money year for you. Ka-ching! Naturally, this pleases you because you're one of the signs that always has a get-rich-quick scheme up your sleeve. Because many of you are getting a promotion at work, this naturally translates into a boost of income. Financial speculation will also go extremely well this year. The bottom line is that this is a good year for all financial matters. As a result, you might make your surroundings more elegant and put out a lot of cash to do so. So the cash will be flowing both ways. (And let us not forget the vacation.) You feel rich and you don't mind showing off. Hey, remember the '80s? If you've got it, baby, flaunt it!
You are always on a quest to discover "the truth." Indeed, you are the truth seeker of the zodiac. In more mundane terms, this is a good year for you to strengthen areas against future adversities. You will shore up your home, your savings, and even your good reputation. If important people recognize you (and they will), make the most of this. You might need their help later. You have an unusual amount of perseverance and patience, so put this to good use. You won't mind working in a disciplined way for what you want. Your health is strong. Hot tip: It's important to know that how well you deal with whatever comes up in the future depends on the groundwork that you lay this year. Learn to integrate yourself with others, especially groups. Don't avoid others; instead, learn how to work with them. This is your secret mission this year.
"The secret of my success is making all my encounters a win/win situation."
You can use Mercury retrograde times or be abused by them. What's it gonna be?
(Of course, Mercury never really goes backwards. This is just "relative" to planet Earth.)
The bad news: The dates below are poor times to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, printers and phones. Expect delays, lost items and confused communications! Best to finish things, not begin them. Charge your cell phone. Pay your phone bill. Keep gas in the car and a working flashlight. Smile a lot. Buy fresh flowers and dark chocolate.
The good news: The dates below are good times to tackle repairs. Clean out closets, drawers, desks and cupboards. Finish projects. Do research into the past. Study anything. Contact people from your past. Re-apply for a job. Try to get something you wanted before that fell through. Try once again! Organize old photographs. Finish that "To Do" list. These things will go surprisingly smooth!
There are two sets of dates below: The actual time of Mercury retrograde is on the left. But Mercury slows down ahead of time, and then takes a long time to "catch up" to where it was when it first went retrograde. These longer-time periods are on the right. When buying pricey transportation or a computer, I recommend respecting the dates on the right.
|Actual Mercury Retrograde||
Still Dicey for Big Purchases
(I use this one)
|March 30 - April 23||March 25 - May 11|
|August 2 - August 26||July 21 - Sept. 10|
|November 23 - December 13||November 16 - January 1, 2012|
|22||Scarlett Johansson 1984|
|23||Miley Cyrus 1992|
|24||Katherine Heigl 1978|
|25||Christina Applegate 1971|
|26||Natasha Bedingfield 1981|
|27||Kathryn Bigelow 1951|
|28||Manolo Blahnik 1942|
|29||C. S. Lewis 1898|
|30||Ridley Scott 1937|
|1||Jeremy Northam 1961|
|2||Nelly Furtado 1978|
|3||Amanda Seyfried 1985|
|4||Jeff Bridges 1949|
|5||Walt Disney 1901|
|6||JoBeth Williams 1948|
|7||Noam Chomsky 1928|
|8||Kim Basinger 1953|
|9||Judi Dench 1934|
|10||Bobby Flay 1964|
|11||Viswanathan Anand 1969|
|12||Frank Sinatra 1915|
|13||Taylor Swift 1989|
|14||Kim St-Pierre 1978|
|15||Adam Brody 1979|
|16||Noel Coward 1899|
|17||Milla Jovovich 1975|
|19||Jake Gyllenhaal 1980|
|20||Michael Badalucco 1954|
|21||Julie Delpy 1969|