Diana's Monthly Sagittarius Forecast for August 2014
SHAKING OFF THE COBWEBS
New potentials are in the wind until the 23rd. The Sun is in a more outgoing, expansive area which tends to raise the spirits and you see fresh possibilities outside of the routine box. Some of you may have itchy feet, and with the vibrations increasing opportunities to escape the daily grind, this is a good time to get out and about more and try new things. Travel or distant horizons could be emphasized and you may be making plans.
On the 7th, you do well to get active on behalf of others but also the dreamer in you can manifest a cherished vision.
You will have to push through with determination around the 8th/9th to take advantage of the wave of inspiration and progress coming from Uranus.
Until the 12th Venus is in a place of emotional depth and something can touch your feelings, or, you can move others – great for the romantics and artists among you. In general, it can mean things may become more intimate or ’involved’.
Venus here could also manifest as a relationship helping you out materially or supporting you emotionally in major or minor ways. So, a good time to acquire and use resources to benefit your joint material interests with others. Negotiations could go in your favour and there could be deeper, more rewarding bonds with another. Some of you may feel like shifting into more commitment in a material or emotional sense – depending on your natal chart and on your own ability to create what you want. Also, a relationship could revolve around a shared space, possessions or property but things can be ironed out to mutual advantage.
A BROADER HORIZON
Until the 16th your mind may be more focused on those from a distance, travel, or another unfamiliar environment. You’ll tend to be thinking bigger and becoming more aware of fresh potential, or a distant horizon. This could be a good time to refresh your mental palette and think in bright new colours. A plan may be forming in your mind. There may be a breath of wind from further afield or exchanges with a guide, those with specialist knowledge or just someone with a refreshing slant on things. Mercury enjoys this communicative sector which also emphasizes higher learning, publications and the legal side of things. Another way this transit might work is you take the opportunity to beat the drum about something, get the word out, be the guide or the guided, the informer or the informed.
From the 12th Venus supports relationships with those far away, or from a different background. You are more likely to connect with knowledge or expertise which balances your perspective and helps you get the bigger picture. Travel with a partner is possible. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge, know-how or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a bigger stage. Publications or education could be emphasized or benefit you materially. You and someone may be on a bit of a learning curve together.
PLOTS AND PLANS
From the 16th discussions, correspondence and ideas may revolve around short-term plans or longer term considerations like where you are going from here in life. Career, a new enterprise, or those who may facilitate your aims could be highlighted. You may find your goals and schemes are being validated or rejected by the by the way things are unfolding across the wider stage – so keep your ear to the ground. You will be putting mental effort into expressing yourself in the best way you can so as to get the result you desire. Vehicles, transport or communications equipment may also be on your mind.
Avoid major decisions on the 18th/19th you may be inclined to build castles in the air.
THE RIGHT IMPRESSION
From the 23rd, the Solar energy theme means you will be taking your targets or overall direction more seriously or be more aware of outer image, how you present yourself and the impression you are making on others, or how something is representing you.
You may have to be more aware of the rules imposed by officials, parents, bureaucracy and anyone else to whom you have responsibilities. The overall idea is to project a good image and be consistent and responsible as you go forwards. Reputation or how you are packaging something may be emphasized.
Aim for some down time to feed your soul on the 29th – worldly energies will be at a low ebb. But you have the ability to tune into what eluded you before.
SERVING THE COMMON GOOD
Mars is in a more inward and private area suggesting things could be busier behind the scenes or in a separate bubble with others. I see this area as a chrysalis or cocoon within which something is developing or growing. This is a dynamic energy and so you may be putting yourself out for something bigger than you are. But that’s alright for this is a karmic house which is about selflessness.
This Mars transit will encourage a more self-reflective mood where you will be mulling things over whilst in the midst of other activities. Mars here can dip the vitality and with Saturn in your sign you may be feeling somewhat downbeat and talk yourself out of something which could lead you to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But you need true grit to ride out the obstacles and get to it.
This Mars transit will also stimulate the unconscious and your imagination as well as your ability to manifest what you want and shape things from backstage. You may feel happier if you take more time out for yourself to nurture or heal and it’s advisable to work alone whenever you can. Emotions and some frustrations may be nearer the surface and knee jerk reactions are more likely so this is something you may catch yourself doing. Those who take this onboard may just avoid falling down those old emotional holes in the road.
Because your energies are turned inwards, you are more easily affected by outside influences and can get sucked into other people’s stuff, so just be more self-protective at this time. Pay attention to dreams, visions, omens and coincidences. Mars here will also underpin practices like yoga, meditation, clairvoyance or healing, or indeed anything which takes you out of yourself so you sustain the energy and enthusiasm you need to be of service where necessary.
SOWING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE
In some ways, the current position of Saturn, in the same area, is a time of preparation for when it enters your sign at the end of 2014. You may doing more inner work or beavering away behind the scenes on something. You may be called upon to support or provide a service to others, who in some cases, will not grasp just how much you are doing on their behalf. This is the time to tie up the loose ends from the past, face up to behaviours which are counterproductive and move on.
Sagittarians born near the beginning of the last decanate or with 15-19 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
A LEARNING CURVE
Until next August, Jupiter will be working happily out of his own house in your solar chart – the ninth. During this more serious time in your life, this is very good news for you Scorpio. Your mental territory is due to broaden and experience will mature you. Growth can also come through travel, foreign connections, wider communications through the spoken or written word, another language or academia. Also education, so being seen as the teacher or student or the disseminator of information, the advisor, or guide is more likely. A great vibration for broadcasting on to a grander stage, but also for getting involved in publishing, politics, legal issues or communications media. This is an expansive area and the boundaries of your known world will stretch into new territories.
During this long transit of Neptune through your home area you may end up being the ‘prop’ that others lean upon or you may sacrifice your own style or your preferred plan to serve and facilitate that of another, and as long as you have separated the needy from the greedy, regarding family, neighbours or tribal members, all will be well if you integrate your own wishes too.
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Diana's 2014 Sagittarius 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 6th house
Take steps to improve health – your own or another’s or get your act together with work. Be there in useful ways for others.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your Solar 12th house
Put your best foot forward to support others but also to heal and relax yourself. Take time out and involve yourself in something which takes you out of yourself.
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 2013………
Venus is in your money house from November 5th 2013 – March 6th 2014 easing conditions in the area of money, property and material security. Venus is the great attractor so if you want to get your hands on something special then Venus will set her magnets on it. If you have had financial difficulties then this is a good moment to balance the books or make some kind of investment. If you curb the tendency to be more self-indulgent and aim for what is of most value to you in life Venus will tip the scales in your favour. You may be especially tempted by beautiful objects or property as this vibration can work either from you or towards you! A side-effect of this transit may mean you team up with someone who is supportive in practical ways providing for physical needs or ailments if health has been out of wack. Finally, Venus in your second house means it’s a great time to capitalize on assets and that includes your inborn talents. So if there is something within you that wants to come out this is the time to give it permission.
Mars entered Libra, on December 8th 2013 to stay until July 25th 2014. An extraordinarily long transit dynamically activating a very progressive sector of your Solar chart. This means you can get going with goals which may have been simmering in the back of your mind for a very long time. Mars will also activate friendships, teamwork, group efforts, and innovations in your life so this means you will have to co-ordinate your needs with others, but you have to find the right people to work with. If you don’t, then it will feel as if you are in conflict with the status quo. To use the Mars vibration most effectively in this house of your chart you should hook up with those of like mind and then pull together. Others may look to you as the initiator, spear-heading a movement towards the future. It may feel as if a cherished hope has finally got the green light.
Jupiter is in Cancer until July 16, 2014 when it enters Leo.
Until July 16th, Jupiter is putting an emphasis onto your joint financial area. Materially, your life could grow and expand through an association or partnership. So this can mean more money or possessions made available to you, or that you find it easier to access desirable resources because of a key personal or professional relationship or even a legacy of some kind. There could also be someone who helps you to establish firmer emotional or material foundations and the structure or support they provide is the launch-pad you need to achieve success. On another level, you could gain deeper insight into psychological patterns which helps to heal any trauma from the past. You could develop an interest in things occult or spiritual or uncover dimensions of life which have hitherto been secret or hidden from you.
Jupiter moves to Leo in mid-July putting it into a highly beneficial angle to your sun sign Sagittarius. There should be more opportunities for long-distance travel, increased involvement with foreign lands, wider communications through the spoken or written word, languages or academia.
Seeking knowledge and expanding your perspective or, conversely, others seeking your guidance or expertise is a far more likely. There could be more involvement with the law, politics, or communications media and disseminating knowledge across a broader stage – an excellent time to become a writer for example. Your awareness and knowledge base will certainly grow during this expansive period. Your views on ‘life, the universe and everything’ will change and mature unless you waste the Jupiter energy by stubborn adherence to your old opinions. Jupiter, the ‘learning through doing’ planet wants to grow your consciousness beyond its old, limiting prejudices and beliefs.
All natives of your sign will feel the Jupiter influence strongly at different times over the year.
Saturn began a new cycle from 6th October 2012, initiating a cycle of finishing off a chapter of life rooted in the past.
In some ways, this position of Saturn is a time of preparation for when it enters your sign in the last week of December 2014. You could be experiencing the consequences of past actions which affect your physical health or general well-being at this time. Skeletons could be rattling in the cupboard. Rather than brood over past mistakes you should focus on clearing away the remains of the old life. Ditch whatever is getting in the way of your future happiness, seek healing for what ails you for the current of the river of time is propelling you into new beginnings. Having said that there are always elements of your history which are good to hold on to because they bring joy and fulfillment. It is for you to decide what stays and what goes but, whatever it is should be tied up in a neat bundle to keep or to let go.
There is much you can do for the common good at this time but first you have to start with looking after yourself more and observing behaviours which may have you falling down the same old hole in the road every time someone pushes that button. Saturn leaves Scorpio and enters your sign on Xmas Eve 2014.
Saggie’s born from 7th December or from 15 degrees Saggie rising will feel this vibration the most in 2014.
Uranus has now moved into a great angle to your Sun sign Sagittarius. It puts an emphasis upon entertainment and perhaps more off-beat ways of having fun or feeling a part of a creative endeavour or innovative group who have a particular interest in common. New and unusual experiences teach you many things you didn‘t know before. There could be simulating hobbies on offer or a creative connection with leisure or the arts. Surprises may come through children, animals or a romantic relationship which get you out of a rut and breathes new life into old routines. You are kept on your toes and have to be flexible as their lives change sometimes in quite unexpected ways!! This is a good time for a joint creative enterprise and you are likely to encounter stimulating and inspiring experiences which help you approach things in fresh ways.
This energy also favours, creative work, a speculative venture where you may take a bit of a risk. Also anything innovative in the field of IT or some leading edge system of thought or technology.
Saggies born 30th November-9th December or with 8-17 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most.
The new position of Neptune which will last til 2025, means a more idealized or serene home environment, but the flip side of this is a feeling of uncertainty about family members or confusion regarding with whom or where you really belong or how much you can rely on things staying secure. On another level your home may become a place of retreat or sanctuary. It could also be on or near water. Saggies born the 25th-30th November or with 3-8 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most.
The life-changing force of Pluto, now in Capricorn until 2024 means regeneration of your material security. Over this long transit there will be a letting go of the old scenarios related to money or property or other sources of income. There could be a complete reversal of your previous value structure. The old order is crumbling and the decks are clearing for a new dawn in the material world which reflect more truly who you are and where and how you wish to live now. There will be a compulsion to have more control over this area of life and to establish more security than you had before. You will be learning how to pick up the pieces you want to keep from the past and move on into the future rising, phoenix-like from the ashes of the old order. You may also make better use of your inborn talents developing them to a higher level over this lengthy period. Pluto here will help you make a major gear-shift from one chapter of being to the next concerning material security but you must hold the vision of how you would like it to be.
Saggies born 2nd-6th December or between 10-14 degrees rising will feel this energy the most in 2014.
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