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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Week Beginning April 7th

Photo Courtesy of Berta Campbell

The energy ruling big money, the "markets," power in it's rawest form and transformation turns retrograde on the 8th.  We have until September to process and integrate the changes that Pluto has implemented and in some cases stunningly so!

Jupiter rules expansion and opportunity and is moving VERY quickly through the sign of Aries (until June), about half the time it usually spends in each sign.  Hence, the reason I am reviewing your areas of "luck and expansion" this week so you can be sure to capitalize on this cycle.  On average, Jupiter visits your sun sign once every 12 years.  Taurus will be the recipient of Jupiter's largess in June.

Mars is squaring Pluto heightening the omnipresent tension between old and new paradigms.  We are seeing this manifest quite brutally in the Middle East and at this writing we are waiting to see what transpires in the halls of government which ironically coincides to the "day" of Pluto's retrograde on the 8th.  Who will suffer?  We will.  Will our lawmakers be suspending their own salaries should the shutdown occur? 

Mercury is still in retrograde motion until the 23rd but does not harness it's full operational power until mid-May, please plan accordingly.  We spend time interacting with the past this month in order to explore and process answers in our present.

ARIES:  When Jupiter transits a sign it is an opportune time to "enlarge" your scope on all levels.  Some folks also gain weight (due to Jupiter's expansive energy) during this transit but don't worry, it will melt off again once July commences.  Hopefully, your confidence levels have risen and you are meeting people who are more than willing to help you.  You are feeling fresh levels of exuberance and excitement and furthering your ambitions should be more easily achieved during this transit.  The other side of the coin can also be felt as overindulgence and a feeling of entitlement.  Keeping your ego in check ensures a very productive and uplifting time.

TAURUS:  My hope is that you are blissfully waiting in the wings for your turn to be the recipient of Jupiter's expansive energy.  Yet his visit to your house of behind the scenes dealings, and inherited patterns of thought and behavior, should all be receiving a compassionate, sensitive and expanding influence.  A useful time to review family imprints in the spirit of weeding out dogma.  The process?  If it feels good expand it.  If a belief does not feel good allow it to clear out of your memory bank completely.  Dream and volunteer work can be deeply satisfying now.

GEMINI:  A time when you can pretty reliably count on your friends to help you with your dreams and goals.  Broaden your goals and "wishes" for self, especially those that fall outside of your usual comfort zone.  Group involvement can provide the avenue in which to realize your goals and some friends are providing you sage advice.  Reaching out beyond your "usual" social circle is encouraged.  Income from your work may increase during Jupiter's visit.

CANCER:  Jupiter's placement in your 10th house is a very fortunate position for gaining increased popularity and prestige in one's profession.  Some get married under this influence.  Possibilities also include: a promotion, new and improved career opportunities, heightened productivity and career success.  You enjoy more freedom and are cultivating a very favorable opinion from those in authority and in power.  The more willing you are to put yourself "out there" the higher the chances for success.  Be mindful as your integrity (or lack thereof) is on display.

LEO:  Your view and philosophies of life should be broadening.  Opportunities to travel and enrollment in self-development classes are viable options as you are very open to intellectually driven topics and experiences.  Success in career can come through foreigners and others at a distance.  Writing, teaching, advertising, marketing and sales should yield positive results.  Your mind is more expansive and tolerant of different beliefs and teachings.  In June, this influence shifts into the areas affecting career and profession!  Legal matters tend to work in your favor during this time period.

VIRGO:  This "should" be a time of increased emotional understanding and intuitiveness.  Intuition is highly "underrated" in this society but can be the high-test fuel for beneficial business deals, investments and a deeper sense of connectedness with your partner.  You are feeling more optimistic regarding intimacy and sharing.  If you've managed your resources well this can be a time of increased options and wealth.  Financial opportunities come through partnership and/or your partner may be experiencing a financial increase.  

LIBRA:  Your area of expansion comes through "others."  A time when you are more apt to strengthen and solidify partnerships.  Your dealings with the public are increasing providing you with approval and elevating your self-confidence.  Working with advisers and consultants may increase and conversely, you may play a stronger advisory role with others.  Any troubled relationships can be ended on a positive and amiable note.  The legal, teaching and publicity professions may increase in importance.

SCORPIO:  Day to day habits, work environment, co-workers, your health and pets can be areas of positive developments, support and growth.  Sometimes, people gain a few pounds during Jupiter's transit to the 6th house of health....wait it out and you'll have an easier time dropping weight after June.  Your ability to handle increased detail work is easier now and others recognize the good work you are doing.  Honesty and integrity that you bring to your services are rewarded.  A time to take pride in your work.

SAGITTARIUS:  I hope you are letting your hair down and having a good time.  Social opportunities, dating, fun outings, creative development and the positive development of children's activities enlarge now.  It's a time for creative original expression, and projects.  A favorable time for pregnancy and childbirth.  Responsibilities don't feel as binding now allowing you the opportunity to engage in more creative play.

CAPRICORN:  Family, your home, emotional state, parents and home life should all be areas of pleasure for you.  You may have moved or will be moving house which will provide an increased environment of peace and joy.  Opportunities for buying or selling real estate should be beneficial.  You are seeking long term emotional and financial stability and Jupiter's transit should provide you a measure of success.  A time to feed your inner well being.

AQUARIUS:  "Knowledge is power" may very well be your mantra now.  Areas of expansion can include:  teaching, writing, and class enrollment.  You are very open to enlarging your intellectual spheres of interest and learning.  Siblings may play a helpful role and healing energy is available should there be any rifts to mend.  Sales activity increases now, and the buying and selling of services and products is encouraged.  A time to develop and maintain supportive beliefs and mental habits.

PISCES:  Jupiter should be providing a profitable and productive time.  Financial problems from the past can be handled well and your self-esteem is probably strengthened as a result.  Earned income can increase through a new employment opportunity or you may be the recipient of a raise.  A stronger sense of self-worth attracts abundance in all areas that are important and of value to you.