an ongoing Uranus-Pluto square has changed our lives, dissolved old forms, and kept us shifting and adapting — and it will continue to do so through March 2015. Toward the end of this year, new forms begin to solidify. Do we like the shape of our lives? If not, we can use this malleable year to fix that.
January throws us back into the heart of our work. Feisty Mars opposes Jupiter and sets a strong, energized tone for the whole year. It encourages us to fight for health and for what we believe.
Mars enters Pisces on Jan. 12 and takes the challenge inward: We feel the woes of the world and respond with healthy action. Technical innovations jump forward this spring, but we had best tend to our communication styles while Mercury retrogrades from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11.
The two planets of emotions, Mars and Venus, rush together into passionate Aries from February to March, lowering impulse control and adding spark and willfulness to all we do. Life circumstances can combust quickly — think for the long haul.
Late in March, as Venus and Mars both enter fertile, earthy Taurus, the seeds we plant will grow roots — so let’s sow with consciousness. Restlessness brews again as the sun and Mercury conjunct Uranus in feisty Aries in April. Pay attention to the use and abuse of power.
Cross-pollinate ideas in May as Mars enters communicative Gemini, opposes disciplined Saturn, and squares intuitive, escapist Neptune. Our energy may scatter easily, but so will gems of information. Review things and people as Mercury retrogrades from May 18 to June 11.
During the summer, Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio and insists we take out the trash from memories, hearts, and closets. Mars enters Cancer on June 24 and brings the conversation back to more intimate places, but also hones our defenses. July offers idealistic and romantic vibes as Venus in Leo conjuncts Jupiter. People are more willing to let go of old angers if they can save their pride — though we may need to repair an old crisis as Mars strikes the fading Uranus-Pluto square.
Focus on service in September as Jupiter enters industrious Virgo. We need to tend to health issues around the filtering and cleansing of our bloodstreams and the earthly arteries of rivers and lakes. Mars and Venus run together in Leo through September. This gives us the guts to expand our social circles. Mercury retrogrades from Sept. 17 to Oct. 9, unearthing surprising sludge from the depths of our psyches but encouraging progress soon after. November brings our focus to social justice as Mars trines Pluto. New societal forms are coalescing — let’s make sure they work. Friday, Jan. 2: Seed ideas for the next few unsettled weeks under a verbal Gemini moon, but don’t get attached to any one plan. Saturday, Jan. 3: The morning is erratic but hopeful as the sun conjuncts Pluto, squares Uranus, and asks us how we want this year to be different from last. Tonight the sensitive, defensive Cancer moon calls for cozy reassurance. Sunday, Jan. 4: Our deep emotional agendas are exposed, both personally and as a society, as Mercury and Venus enter socially conscious Aquarius under the full moon. Monday, Jan. 5: We may feel emotionally soft and pressured to produce — focus on listening, reconnecting, and organizing for a leap ahead. Tuesday, Jan. 6: Get this show on the road as the moon enters extroverted Leo. We don’t just want words — we want to see action and feel appreciated. Wednesday, Jan. 7: Open minds and moods make people approachable, but a relentless practicality makes us stay on track. Collaborate. Thursday, Jan. 8: An industrious Virgo moon gets us back to work. If people won’t agree on the big picture, tackle the known details. Small accomplishments create common ground.