Diana's Monthly Libra Forecast for October 2014
SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Until the 23rd, is a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock and reviewing the dance of life over the past year. In general, the way should be clearer to improve things for yourself personally and definitely to be more ‘self‘ centred, doing whatever is most supportive of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also to give more time and energy to aims and ambitions close to your heart and feel the empowerment that brings.
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
Until the 11th conversations tend to have a more practical slant. Discussions may revolve around material matters, or basic physical needs and you may be looking into how to improve things and get it all working in a satisfactory way. So, considering essential needs and gathering information about whatever would be best for yourself or others on basic levels. Plans may focus upon useful resources or practical ways of achieving this or that result. Buying/selling, renting/leasing may also be on your mind at this time. And stuff! What is of most value to you and how can you use your natural abilities more.
From the 11th Mercury retrogrades into your sign putting you more in the stream of information exchange and mixing with others. There may be more paperwork or other things to get your head around and mental processes may be accelerated. Communications equipment, vehicles, travel or transport might also be on your mind. A time to put those people skills to work as you outline intentions or ideas more clearly and accurately to others. At times there may be so much coming at you that you feel a bit scattered so engineer quiet spaces for yourself whenever you can.
Until the 24th planet of love, material success and physical balance, Venus enters your sign for about 3 weeks supporting a gregarious, sociable mood. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Close relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news for business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to put yourself out there and work the energy to your advantage in whichever manner is most beneficial.
From the 24th Venus is in an area concerning money, property, possessions and other basic stuff. Overall, it means you can do okay in financial negotiations as your people skills will tend to improve. Buying/selling/renting/leasing tends to go in your favour and applying for funding or investments made under this transit can prove beneficial as long as you are sensible and don’t take a wild risk. In general, Venus tends to ease things materially and can open the path between money or other goodies and you but, just make sure the traffic isn’t travelling more away from you than towards you – unless this is your choice.
From the 23rd finances, goods, property or anything which affects your material security or physical wellbeing is likely to have your attention. So key themes are centred around ‘stuff’ – yours (or theirs), and perhaps protecting it, moving it, ditching it or acquiring more. Also seeing how to improve things on a practical, physical, material level which may improve wellbeing – yours or another’s.
ENGAGE BRAIN BEFORE MOUTH
Until the 26th Mars is in a transit of your Solar communications sector accelerating mental processes and firing up the way you express yourself. Educational pursuits, speaking, writing or socializing can be pretty demanding or even competitive at times and you express ideas and opinions with greater force and dynamism which may take others aback at times. Comings and goings may increase or you find yourself more in the stream of information exchange and this would be a good time to float a new concept or body of work. However, there may be tensions and you can feel overloaded with too much information coming at you or demanded from you. Sometimes, it could feel that certain others are too impatient or over-assertive but, your own reactions may be too defensive. It’s better to be measured and decisive in what you say, keeping lines of communication open rather than wasting energy wondering about someone’s deeper motives.
In general, there may be more correspondence or other types of paperwork than usual and flying hither and thither for business or personal reasons. Overall, you should start to feel more confident about making decisions or defining certain objectives more clearly. You can be proactive and successful with media, promotions, negotiations or simply speaking up for yourself in a more assertive way.
From the 26th Mars is at the root of your chart.
This means you could be busier than usual in and around HQ, or because of property or location. Roof over the head may need physical effort. Decisiveness may be needed because of a living space inside or outside, or be related to a neighbourhood locally or over the wires. Points on the map, a family member, or a neighbourhood, will need a decisive or assertive approach which may also make demands on your stamina and may be the cause of conflict. Mars in this area could mean a lot more coming and going within a locality or hustle and bustle around you. As always with Mars, there could be moments of tension which surface now and again and affect your mood and you may have to use pent up energies in a more positive way. Skeletons may start rattling in the closet and you have to confront emotional reactiveness or elements from the past or with parents or other family members. On the other hand you may be putting your energies into something which connects you with tradition, the family background, Mother Nature or the planet as a whole. For some, parents or parenting are emphasized – especially the male side.
THE RESISTANCE OF THE INANIMATE OBJECT
Saturn, also in this area, moved out of your sign on the 6th October 2012 marking the beginning of a cycle of meeting challenges related to the material/physical side of life. Disciplined effort will be needed to manage the piggy bank and to improve quality of life whether that’s cash or vegetables. Gradually this side of things takes the shape you desire, but routine perseverance is the key as there will tend to be obstacles, be kind to yourself, encourage yourself and don’t take your eye off the ball. Make what you have work for you better. Librans born in the last decanate or with 19-25 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Until next August, Jupiter will help you grow and learn through new associations and friendships, or within a collective of others who have interests or beliefs in common. New friends, colleagues or those with a shared outlook will expand your mind and your world over this phase. Equally you could be the enabler, teacher, guide connected to a key group of others. Librans born in the middle decanate or with 15-21 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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Diana's 2014 Libra Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2014:
First retrograde on 6th-28th February-Aquarius – Pisces.
Second retrograde on 7th June – 1st July – Gemini – Cancer.
Third retrograde on 4th-25th October Libra – Scorpio.
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2014:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on April 29th in your Solar 8th house
Make changes through partnerships or joint interests you share with another. Look more deeply into a mystery or research related to finances or property.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your Solar 2nd house
Make a start at improving the financial situation or anything which underpins an increased sense of material/physical security for yourself or another.
Astrologically speaking, as one of the Cardinal signs, there’s a lot of planetary action continuing to affect your Sun sign in 2014 with Uranus, Pluto and until July, Mars/Jupiter all making a strong impact.
The Cardinal signs are the movers and shakers of the zodiac, and the way you handle what the universe is dishing up between 2011 and 2016, although it is generational, will, to an extent, set the precedent for what follows for us all further down the line…
With Uranus in your opposite sign Aries til 2019 and Pluto at the root of your chart for more years than that, the domestic set-up may change radically and there may be more intense interaction with a parent or related to a property. There may be a significant shift in the parental dynamic. Sudden change affecting partners or others you are close too will cause your life to change in radical ways. Even though it may not feel like it at the time, it’s your subconscious that chooses how things are taking shape.
THE CARDINAL GRAND CROSS in April/May and Nov/Dec when Uranus/Pluto are closest will manifest important events which trigger yet another moment of choice as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Also, Venus and Mars will be in long transits beginning late in the year………
Venus is in Capricorn from November 5th 2013 – March 6th 2014 bringing support through family, neighbourhood or your place on the map. Relations with family or in the community should improve and you feel well-disposed towards them or in the local community. Some of you may have the urge to improve your home and embellish your environment making it more attractive or marketable and, other things considered, you could do well in a property deal over this period.
In late January until the first week of February Venus nearing the degree of Pluto could mark an intense period in relationships and there may be some deeper questioning, more sensitive feelings or a struggle for more control over a personal or professional relationship.
Mars entered Libra, on December 8th 2013 to stay until July 25th 2014. Mars will stay in your sign until July 2014. So, during that time you will probably feel in the mood to initiate things, get the ball rolling on improving image, health, or your pet ambitions. Mars will tend to boost your vitality and brings into sharper focus your objectives in life. For some, a love relationship could really start to heat up and demands more dynamic action. Looks like you are going to be very busy and somewhat in demand over this prolonged transit. Sometimes you could feel a need to push yourself beyond your limits as you are more impatient, but just don‘t make a habit of it and do not overdo things. You can make a great deal of progress during this phase and have quite an impact on others. You will be ready to step up to the plate, be more decisive and initiate things. You will work hard getting things more the way you want them to be on many levels.
Jupiter is in Cancer on until July 16, 2014 when it enters Leo.
As the year kicks off, Jupiter is in your area of career and overall life direction, meaning more doors swinging open, but not all will be leading to the road you should travel and you could be puzzling over which is the best way to go. It’s more likely you could become recognized over a wider stage. So it would be wise to situate yourself in the area and in the manner you prefer. You will be learning new things professionally and you should feel more established in your field or with your direction as this is a time when you can identify more with what you do for a living. Travel, foreign connections, higher education could be a part of the picture. This is a time to think bigger about what you do for a living or your overall direction in life and, during this period you may expand into amazing new areas.
Jupiter enters Leo and a very progressive area for you on July 16th. Things which have been on the back-burner for a long time can now start rolling forwards. Expansion will be via new associations and friendships, or within a collective with a common interest or outlook. This is the area through which you can learn and grow. An innovative and maybe unconventional approach will expand your world over this phase.
Your work schedule or personal social agenda could be bulging at the seams at certain points but you‘ll have to be careful not to overestimate or underestimate other’s intentions.
This is a very progressive area so the internet may be involved or something techno or at the leading edge in another way. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by innovative ideas or new equipment and inventions.
New associations and teaming up with others could be pivotal to your being able to move towards a long cherished goal. This energy could draw a teacher towards you, someone to guide or advise or someone you can consult for their expertise or refreshing take on things. Equally, it may be yourself who helps others move forward with new knowledge or experience.
All Libra natives will feel the energy of Jupiter this year.
Saturn moved out of your sign on the 6th October 2012 marking the beginning of a more materially/orientated cycle during which, at times, you have been meeting more challenges related to the material side of life. Obstacles will arise, delays will happen, disciplined effort will be needed to manage the piggy bank, property, possessions and to improve quality lines of supply whether that’s contacts, cash or vegetables. Gradually, over this long period you can get things under control and life finally becomes more comfortable. But consistency, patience and true grit will be key. So keep taking those small steps towards better conditions now, surmounting the hindrances, which will stand you in good stead further down the line. It’s also a good idea to build upon your assets and that goes for your inborn gifts as well.
Saturn leaves here on Xmas Eve 2014.
Librans born from 7/8th October or with from 15 degrees Libra rising will feel this vibration most.
Uranus continues in a hard aspect to Pluto over 2014 orbiting closest to each other in April/May and November/December near the time of the Solar eclipses, but the aspect is still close over the whole year affecting most strongly those born in the second decanate of the sign.
Uranus will be transiting your opposite sign for many years and during that time through partnerships and other close relationships, your life will be turned around and renewed in ways which are surprising and transformational. This transit will trigger events which help you to throw off the shackles of the past and surrender to the next stage of growth.
The Uranian energy has an inconsistency, a changeableness which may mean close relationships follow suit.
This could pan out as a special someone’s influence upon you has the remarkable effect of turning all previous plans on their head, or at least causing you to re-think parts of the old plan.
Or the energy may manifest as a certain someone introducing you to a special group of others, and your connection with them changes your ideas about what can or can’t be done. Or it may be that you are introduced to unconventional, revolutionary or more scientific approaches.
Someone in your life long-term could be undergoing change, and, because their situation is fluctuating it puts your relationship on a new footing. Or someone significant is having ups and downs in their life or are coming and going now you see them, now you don’t. Or you have a relationship which is dependent upon technology like the internet.
However the Uranian vibration is panning out it isn’t likely to be boring and whatever is manifesting from it may make you a little nervy.
So you’ll have to be flexible and open-minded as you adapt to changing conditions inwardly and outwardly. This is the spirit of revolution which facilitates your evolution and is part of a significant growth process even though it may be unpredictable at times.
This is also a time when you entertain wild ideas about a relationship but when the dust settles, you are clear about what you don’t want and therefore what you DO want in relationships and this will ultimately lead to a more settled, liberated life once the transit to your Sun is over. The main thing to remember is stay calm, and don’t act too impulsively. Librans born approx 30th Sept-10th Oct or with between 8-17 degrees rising will feel this energy most this year.
Pluto, now in Capricorn, will urge you towards getting more control over the foundations of your life. Your location, your home and your family relationships will be affected as this strong energy takes root within you and comes to you from the outside. Problems from the past or childhood conditioning will most likely come up for some deeper scrutiny and you begin to understand the ramifications of certain inherited tendencies or emotional patterning coming down through the family line and how you may be expressing this in your everyday life. Some of these old patterns will be strengths but some will be undesirable and this energy will bring conditions which elicit change on inner levels.
In a more external way Pluto, the planet of death/rebirth, may mean your domestic set-up, place on the map or routines at home are changing in radical ways. There is also likely to be a fundamental shift in family relationships as the old loyalties give way to new ones through separation, death or new birth.
Relations with parents could channel the energy of Pluto through power struggles or the dynamic between the parents changes in a significant manner. This long transit of Pluto through your home area will change the most personal areas of your life and, as the basis of your life changes, so will your life direction and career alter as a consequence of this radical shift.
Librans born 3rd-7th October or with 10-14 degrees of Libra rising will feel this energy most strongly over 2014.
The current transit of Neptune may mean you will feel a pull to function from deeper, more spiritual levels at work or with health-matters, yours or another’s. Some of you may become interested in Yoga, meditation and healing practices. Underlying this transit is a search for oneness and connectedness with all life. Some of you could have psychic experiences or strange encounters which are esoteric in some way. This long transit of many years may have you giving more freely of your services or working in more compassionate, spiritual, healing ways whether on a grand scale or right in your own back-yard. It could also mean you connect with boats, catering or anything providing a service to others.
Librans born 26th-30th September or with 3-8 degrees Libra rising will feel the effect of Neptune most potently in 2014.
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