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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

— Abraham Lincoln

This month, Jupiter and Pluto gear up for a potential battle with each other. The interesting part of this challenge is that both duelists change mid-duel. As the approach narrows and the boxing gloves come up, Jupiter suddenly shifts from the sign of Aries to the sign of Taurus while Pluto suddenly shifts from direct to retrograde, both at nearly the same time, mid-month. To complicate things further, Jupiter is the natural ruler of Aquarius and therefore they share an affinity for all things, how things are done and in both cases it’s in a big way!

Just when they thought they knew the antagonist, the antagonist changes and both are friends! Their differing and then shifting perspectives, while still retaining a natural affinity could either make for a big bang or for a major resolution. To increase the tension, both Taurus and Aquarius are what we call “Fixed” signs meaning loyal and dependable — someone who gets the job done, but also stubborn and literally fixed, stuck, whether in their own beliefs, habits, or ideas. They hate change!

Jupiter in Aries takes the lead and does everything to the max, fighting for conservative ideas but also wanting good fortune for everyone while Pluto in Aquarius direct is about our greatest hopes and wishes for all of humanity but keeping some of them secret, possibly engaging in clandestine affairs to achieve its ends. Then Jupiter shifts to Taurus and now it’s all about accumulation rather than sharing the wealth which, however, is greater than ever! Now the whole point of abundance is to gather and horde. At the same time Pluto, still in Aquarius goes retrograde and secrets are revealed, plots understood. Retrogrades always mean more possibilities and less rigidness, punching through the concretization which comes with dogmatic beliefs which are long past due for a change.

Everyone: While the battle gears up, the Sun and Earth shift into mutable (flexible) signs — Gemini and Sagittarius — mid-month, which can assist in the possibility of resolution, of a challenge met and dealt with in an honorable manner beneficial to all.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: You feel you have your feet solidly on the ground early in the month.
Direction: When the ground starts to shift, ride it out.
Soul Thought: All crises are crises in thought.

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: It should be a time of feeling strong.
Direction: And then comes freedom
Soul Thought: Ponder whether it’s truly freedom for all.

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You may feel you are coming down after a time of lightness.
Direction: Now it’s a time for gentleness and grace.
Soul Thought: “Grant me the grace to dissolve the negative thoughts about myself.” Caroline Myss

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: Building up to mid-month could be extra emotional or extra caring.
Direction: Choose caring.
Soul Thought: For self as well as others.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: You’ve done the hard work and set foundations.
Direction: It’s time to lighten up.
Soul Thought: Who do you see in the mirror?

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: Parts of you are more than usually visible this month.
Direction: Let it shine through.
Soul Thought: What is Earthshine?

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: You have the voice of authority.
Direction: Use it wisely.
Soul Thought: Whose voice is it?

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: You are another element in the potential battle this month.
Direction: Be the solution, not the problem.
Soul Thought: “With self-forgetfulness I gather what I need for the helping of my fellowmen.” Alice Bailey

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: Some really good and energetic days this month could also be reactive.
Direction: You know which way to go.
Soul Thought: In Love.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Are you getting cold feet about something?
Direction: Ponder whether it is retreat or bowing in deference.
Soul Thought: Which is about respect?

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: Where will you be when the shift occurs?
Direction: Correct answer: Centered.
Soul Thought: Where is your center?

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: A bumpy road could be this month.
Direction: Remember, the Soul loves a challenge.
Soul Thought: It’s the ebb and flow of Life.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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