(February 19 – March 19, ’20)

Work & health concerns are absorbing much of your attention this month; you’ll be occupied with getting the job done, evaluating personnel & procedures or shedding light on what isn’t functioning properly, particularly on 2/20, 23 (New Moon), 2/25, 3/8 & 16.  Escapist tendencies can run rampant now, so channel your energy in healthy ways (perhaps a vacation or retreat time could be beneficial sometime this month).  Considering that Mercury is retrograde (through 3/9), you’ll want to review & re-evaluate your work habits, as well as your personal health regime.  Face up to old issues and make time for exercise, massage, relaxation & your spiritual practice; look for ways to be of service to others or give a pet some special attention.   By the Full Moon on 3/9, you will have a clearer picture of what needs to be resolved, fixed or healed; keep communications open with co-workers and explore ways to work together more efficiently.You’ve been in a creative, intense & project-oriented mode since 2/7, when Venus—your planet—entered ARIES; it’s been a time for relating to new people, doing things you’ve never done before and even getting out of your comfort zone.  Once Venus moves on to TAURUS on 3/4, life will be settling down a bit and you’ll be ready to slow down and mellow out.  Take care of any business you’ve been putting off (like taxes), and put some committed efforts into handling duties & obligations, joint finances, insurance or legal matters.  The sparkling Venus-Uranus conjunction on 3/8 could bring some unusual solutions and lighten your load (and even open up some romantic possibilities).  Expect the unexpected!

With 4 planets now in CAPRICORN, responsibilities involving home, family & property matters have been weighing you down more than usual.  Something always seems to require your attention!  However, you can resolve some significant issues this month, especially on 2/22, 24-25, 28, 3/11, 14 & 19.  Make lists and just plug on through it all.  Once your household is running efficiently, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy yourself even more.

LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’ll be experiencing a radical reorganization in your base of operations while Pluto transits the sign CAPRICORN (20082024); home, family and property matters will be undergoing some intense, possibly earthshaking, changes.  During this 16-year cycle, existing family relationships, support systems, creature comforts, habit patterns & established structures are likely to be uprooted, transformed & renewed.  You may feel a compelling urge to build, remodel, redecorate, landscape, garden, buy real estate or make a major move.  This is a potent time for creating community and extended family, along with developing a stronger sense of inner security.  Let the transformation begin!!

Neptune settled into its new 14-year transit in its own sign, PISCES, on 2/3/12; in response to this, you will encounter a subtle, yet significant shift in employment and health-related matters.  Outgrown methods, routines and habits are dissolving, clearing the decks for more personally-rewarding work & optimal health.  Meditation, exercise, yoga, creative visualization, acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbs & natural healing modalities can be very beneficial now.  Since you may be subject to misdiagnosis, drug sensitivities, allergies, toxic reactions, psychosomatic ailments or sleep, hormone & immune imbalances during this period, stay especially attentive and attuned to your body’s needs.  You may be drawn to help those less fortunate than yourself.

Now that Uranus is in TAURUS (since 5/15/18), you’ll be trying out different approaches in the way you take care of business.  During this 7-year cycle, financial alignments with those who share the same values & ethics could provide you with new levels of freedom and comfort.  Avoid surprises and seek legal counsel in business dealings & contracts.  You could receive an unexpected inheritance.

You are currently in the process of restructuring, reorganizing and perhaps downsizing your base of operations while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20.  Home, family, property, community and environmental matters will require increased responsibility, commitment and disciplined efforts during this 3-year cycle.  Lay solid foundations and replace outworn structures with solid support systems; it could be a good time to build, remodel, landscape, make necessary repairs, refinance or make a long-term investment in real estate.

With Jupiter now in CAPRICORN since 12/2/19, home, family & property matters will be in an expansionary mode; you’ll want to promote increased comfort, stability and security in your base of operations.  This is an ideal time to build, remodel, redecorate, garden, buy or sell real estate, move to a larger place or even relocate to a foreign country.   You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (12/12/071/5/09).

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