Happy Birthday, Sagittarius
November 22, 2015
Ever since Saturn entered Sagittarius on June 14, 2015, responsibilities have begun to mount. By now, you may be more focused on setting down roots and stabilizing your life, and your timing could not be better. Goals that once seemed beyond your reach and ability to handle should be easier to take on now. You may value time much more than you have in the past, for Saturn rules the concept of time, and you will be eager to make sure yours counts. Looking back, you will see that in previous years, your goals were likely small compared to the ones you are handling now, and the business of prioritizing what is truly important might be an ongoing process.
A Saturn transit, like the one you are having now, is meant to show that you have more strength within you than you ever imagined possible. Saturn’s method of teaching is demanding—more “tough love” than gentle guidance—so you may be expected to concentrate on your goals without distraction. Saturn, often called the taskmaster planet, would expect no less. Yet all the hard work you put into your goals should pay off. What’s even more important is that all your accomplishments during a Saturn period could be those that you are proudest of in your life, and they could help form the very foundation of your life.
You may be asked to choose at least one major new goal to devote yourself to in the coming year. Several goals you might decide to take on during a Saturn transit could be going back to college, starting a business or moving. This is not a complete list by any means, and you may think of another goal you’d like to tackle!
You will get to volunteer for this new goal, as Saturn will not choose for you or force you to do anything you don’t want to do. You will choose to pursue this dream despite the hard work you will have to put in because the long-term benefits of achieving that goal will be considerable. Saturn never sends rewards during his teaching period but typically heaps rewards later when Saturn ends his visit to Sagittarius, which will happen in December 2017. Saturn periods are busy, sometimes even exhausting, so remember to keep your health strong by having regular, nutritious meals and enough sleep.
A Saturn transit is rare. Saturn has not been in Sagittarius since the period from November 1985 to November 1988. Saturn takes nearly 29 years to revolve around the Sun and through every house of the horoscope—the reason astrologers say a person is not mature until 29 years of age.
Now, let’s turn to another major trend, brought on by another planet: your guardian planet, Jupiter. Jupiter recently moved in Virgo, lighting the very pinnacle point of your chart, your tenth house of honors, awards, achievement and fame. This coming year should be absolutely fantastic for your career, and this period will extend to September 9, 2016.
For good news about your career, one day that you should pay special attention to is August 22—when generous Jupiter will conjoin Mercury, the ruler of your professional sector. Also watch August 27, when Venus will align with Jupiter, another day when your professional stock is likely to shoot sky high.
In case you are assuming you are about to see commonplace assistance from good-fortune planet Jupiter, it’s not at all commonplace! The coming year will be the first time Jupiter has visited your prestigious career achievement sector since mid-2003 to mid-2004. This means you will have an extraordinary opportunity in 2016 to make a name for yourself in your industry. The seeds you plant now through early September 2016, representing the start of a 12-year cycle, could pay dividends to you for the coming decade or longer.
Jupiter expands all it touches, and in this case, career opportunities will come to you from many sources, each one possibly better than the next. People who are familiar with your work may go out of their way to help you get ahead, and you might also meet new influential people who could work to your benefit.
During the coming year, think big. With Jupiter’s help, there is no end to the professional gains you can make. As you go along, you may be tempted to agree to all the professional opportunities that are offered you, for they may be attractive, but to do so might stretch yourself too thin. Be choosy, and you will be able to focus on the opportunities you have decided to pursue and see them grow.
If you are single and dating, during this coming spring and summer, you may reassess the relationship you have with the person you’ve been seeing. Mars will retrograde from April 17 to June 29, 2016. Because Mars rules your love sector, Mars will ask you to review your relationship. Mars will begin to slow down its orbit as soon as March and not resume full strength until the very end of August. This coming year, Mars will retrograde in Scorpio and Sagittarius, spending most of the time in your sign, so you will feel this trend quite directly. This means if you have felt your romantic relationship has not been proceeding at the rate you would like, you might consider adjusting the pace.
If you are attached, your love life is likely to remain warm and steady. The waffling energy of Mars may apply to your children and could affect various decisions you might make regarding their education or activities.
The fifth house, governed by Mars for Sagittarius, also rules creativity, so if you are an artist or designer or if you work in any capacity in a creative field, you may need to make many project revisions for your clients from April through August 22. Mars is the planet that gives you the edge in any competitive situation; so you would want Mars to be in strong, sure orbit when your big day arrives.
Venus will glide in Sagittarius twice during your forecast period—wow! The first period will be December 30, 2015 through January 23, 2016, and the second period will be from October 18 to November 12, 2016. The periods when Venus is visiting Sagittarius are due to be glorious—and when your allure is likely to be very high. These are also ideal times to schedule a makeover or buy new clothes and accessories to add to your wardrobe. Venus will see to it that you garner many compliments.
Once Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, enters Libra, the emphasis on your career will tone down, and your social life will become very energized. This new trend will continue the entire time Jupiter remains in Libra, from September 9, 2016 to October 10, 2017. You could expand greatly your circle of friends and acquaintances. This will be a stimulating time, when the new people you befriend could expose you to new interests. You are likely to be invited to many fabulous events. If you are single during Jupiter’s 13-month tour of Libra, this could be one of your best times for finding a partner who could bring you the lasting love you seek.
Your happiest days may occur over the weekend of September 24-25, 2016, when Jupiter will conjunct the Sun—an aspect I call the luckiest day of the year.
As you see, you have a very exciting year ahead, one filled with opportunities to advance your career, to find love or deepen the love you have found, to make new friends and to tackle new goals that will eventually form the sturdy foundation of your life. You have an enviable forecast, so get busy, dear Sagittarius—this is your time!