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The Top 4 Things You Need to Know About 2016



As you would know by now, I’m off on holidays. If I’ve scheduled things correctly, I’ve now finished the British leg of our road trip, and am now recovering slash warming up in Phuket, Thailand. Yep, the four weeks has flown and we’ll be home in Sydney just before Christmas- in time to post some new stuff about how you can set your 2016 goals using your astrology. Anyways, you can follow along on and anyways.

In the meantime, I figured that you guys would be wanting to know what’s in store for you in 2016. Naturally, you get your daily forecast in advance with the Astrodiaries I’ve been telling you about. If you’re still to get yours, the link is here.

But if you want something more in depth, Sally Kirkman- remember I told you some more about her in Catching Stars?- has written a comprehensive guide to 2016. Three thousand words per sign. Yep, that many.

She’s been kind enough to provide me with a few tasters to 2016, that I, of course, am passing through to you over the next few days… Spoiler alert: there’s some good news in there for all of us. I have a copy, and can absolutely recommend it. If you’d like to download your own, the link is here

  1. You Can Manifest Your Long-Term Goals

Commitment planet Saturn is now established in the sign of the archer, Sagittarius, helping you turn your vision (Sagittarius) into practical goals (Saturn). Fire your arrows high into the sky, the first step in manifesting your long-term goals.

In 2016, we say goodbye to the Uranus-Pluto square, a key factor of the years 2012-2015 which brought revolution and chaos on many levels. The world still faces challenges but on an individual level, you can find your feet again as you build on solid ground.

Truth planet Jupiter in Virgo teams up with power planet Pluto in Capricorn twice in 2016, creating an earthy vibe and when you combine faith with intent, you move mountains. 2016 is potentially a year of transformation when Jupiter and Pluto bring hidden riches.

  1. When In Doubt, Choose Love & Compassion

The Jupiter-Neptune opposition broke like a wave on our shores in September 2015 triggering the refugee crisis and continues to reverberate in all our lives. Jupiter and Neptune in opposition are emotionally overwhelming and in November 2015 Saturn stepped in to create order out of chaos.

Yet Saturn lays down the law with a heavy hand and many people want and need a safe base to underpin their hopes and beliefs. Saturn and Neptune clash twice more in 2016 and if left ungrounded they arouse fear and a crisis of faith.

Even when you feel you’ve lost your way or you question what’s happening in your own life or the world, remember there isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. Help in real ways, build strong foundations for yourself, your family and your community and you quieten any anxiety.

The challenge to awaken love and compassion is a key aspect of the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune story and once Jupiter enters the sign of relating, Libra, in September 2016, you get the message loud and clear that people count.

  1. Mars Retrograde = Frustrated Desire

Action planet Mars is retrograde from April 17 until June 29 2016. This suggests frustrated desire, an inability to be assertive and to express yourself fully.

Traditionally this is not a good time to initiate brand new projects, to enter into a conflict situation or to take on any task that demands a lot of strength or stamina. Your vital energies can feel depleted when Mars is on go slow.

Mars is the passion planet which rules your libido so this might play out as a lack of desire or a period of celibacy, especially when Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of sexuality.

Work on your inner strength and confidence whilst Mars is on go slow but in a gradual way. Embrace activities which boost your self esteem and help tap you into those all important masculine qualities.


  1. Slow & Steady Wins The Race

 2015 had a strong focus on the fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) signs known as the ‘extrovert’ signs when expansive Jupiter in fiery Leo teamed up with change planet Uranus in Aries.

This year’s astrology is more in tune with the ‘introvert’ signs as the earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) elements dominate. This arouses themes of slow living, being rather than doing, tangible results, savouring the journey rather than racing to the destination.

This is down to Jupiter in Virgo until September 2016 and communication planet Mercury lounging around in the earth signs. The ‘extrovert’ signs might find this frustrating and if 2016 is the planetary equivalent of the fable of the hare and the tortoise, it’s the slow and steady tortoise who will win most races.

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