Tip of the Week:
I began writing weekly Horoscopes in October 1993, the year the internet went public. Writing it has provided me the privilege and opportunity to share insights, provide practical guidance and inspiration and offer a weekly glimpse illustrating that Astrology works.
Astrology works because we share an intrinsic, intimate relationship with nature. We are not simply ‘in’ the world, the solar system, the universe, in nature; we are one of its many expressions and thereby essentially ‘one with it’. Yet in this time of inflated ego perception it is easy to forget this fact and the way we mistreat and abuse the environment reveals that we have intellectually separated ourselves, generally speaking.
Astrology emerged during a time in history when humanity’s collective world view or paradigm was animism. Animism celebrates the perception that nature is animated, riddled with life and everything is perceived as having ‘life’ in it. Moreover, everything in existence was recognized to be inter-related to everything else, a grand web of life. The notion that ‘this’ is alive and ‘that’ is not is a modern one subject to a materialistic paradigm. The parallel principle to animism is called holism. It is upon this perception of reality that Astrology is founded.
Modern Astrology has evolved to embrace the fact that we each possess free-will. While it still includes, it is no longer all about endeavors to predict the future out rightly. In this respect it celebrates the idea that our intimate relationship with nature is based on co-creation, which can also be defined as co-operation. Loosely speaking, this is the definition of destiny: to cooperate and thereby co-create.
The future contains probability, but it is not certain and possibility is ever-present. Astrology features archetypes or fundamental principles that reveal our intimate and intrinsic relationship with life. It ever remains up to us to do our part to co-create our destiny in our own life and thereby contribute to the world for the sake of a wholesome and sustainable future for ourselves, humanity and our descendants. This is what responsible Astrology is all about and is my main focus with it.
Mar 21 – Apr 20)
You are probably busy getting some of your last summer licks in. On the other hand, you focus is turning to work and all the practical activities that late summer implies. Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo is a perk for everyone, and perhaps especially for you. Meanwhile you passions are peaking. The question is: will they be directed to fun and loving – Venus/Jupiter, or to Virgo work?
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
An extra creative cycle continues and is entering a new phase this week. It has and probably will still include creating beauty at home, and in a big way. Clean and clear, produce art, make love, have party or all of the above sounds like a winning line-up. Contending with some real power players or circumstances could either douse these flames or fan them.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
A playful, social mood is lifting your spirits. Given that you have some real work to do in certain areas, you probably need all the upliftment you can get. You will soon have to direct even more time and energy to that as well. This implies ‘homework’ of some kind. For now focus to fill your tanks with inspiration from a bouquet of colourful variety.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Building upon new foundations in body, mind, heart and soul is a central theme now. Tapping your plentiful reserves of creative talent is featured. Making key investments and reaching out to others who can assist you is implied. Call upon experts, professionals, wise counsel and/or angels to realize your goals. Clarify your vision and purpose for best results.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Sometimes the tide comes in bigger than usual, like these days. The overall effect may be somewhat mixed. But if you need to, look closely and you will probably see the silver lining, and possibly gold. The deep end includes some hefty ‘renovations’ close to home. These could also be of the psychological kind. Put imagination to work, ‘for’ you.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
A cycle of work behind the scenes will give way to new initiatives and activities this week. The creative work begun will continue though. It is extra important that you are deliberate and disciplined and faithful that your efforts will prove worthwhile. But this may well prove easier said than done. Weave learning new skills and strategies into your work.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
Your social life has been ignited. While the extra stimulation will continue, you may feel the need to step back for a while to rest, as well. It affords a good excuse to read or perhaps write that book. Any wholesome activity that provides quiet time will suffice. Doing so will recharge your batteries but if you do not you could feel depleted in the coming weeks and months.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
Increasing your exposure to be seen, heard and acknowledged continues. But new strategies are needed. This will activate critical analysis towards new approaches and innovations. In fact, you may find yourself re-inventing yourself somehow. With your ambitions riding high, the time is right for a revolutionary breakthrough.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
A period of fun and adventure but perhaps also some philosophical reflection is giving way to a more practical cycle. But this is also a time of new beginnings and this may be especially true in your job or career. But it will probably take a short-term focus for now. Health considerations are also featured and some adjustments in your lifestyle may be in order.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
Sometimes a more philosophical perspective is required, like now. This implies stepping back, seeing a bigger picture, or a deeper one and it can also include looking and listening within. However you do it, some contemplation and reflection is in order. Looking back upon what has worked and what has not, is likely. Above all, set your intention to decipher what to do next.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
A fun, playful, social cycle is now taking a turn to a more serious time. You are ready to get to work or to get more results from your efforts. Some training is implied. Overall, this is an expansive time in your life. Making the most of it implies increased social involvement. Ideally you can weave or at least emphasize both.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You are in a rather complex cycle that includes a balance of expansion and contraction. You may achieve this by concentrating your focus to increase your exposure. It may help to weave fun and adventure into your work, yet with extra emphasis on productivity. Yet, avoid frivolous games and play to win!