NOTE: These forecasts have been written for the previous period, but the signs have been changed/updated. I have long used the nodes instead of eclipses (which are terrible prognostication tools). The nodes tend to indicate “karma,” or payback for good or bad deeds in the past. I suspect the nodes of any planet (or the moon) give a second level, a spiritual view. They can also influence you to display either the best (north) side of your personality, or the worst (south node).
YOUR NEW 18-MONTH KARMIC PHASE:
ARIES: March 21-April 19
From May 5/20 to January 2022, Aries, stick to the facts, notice details, buy hand tools, travel locally, be curious, talk and be willing to waste a little time in the niceties of life. (You’re at the beginning of a seven-year period of friendliness and socializing, which in turn will aid your ambitions. So present chatter is actually good training, a good entry to this social-ambitious time.)
Forget big, profound ideas (they’re probably slightly askew) and turn away from international travel/affairs, religion/philosophy, and higher education. These will disappoint you. Stay far away from legal disputes — your lawyer will milk you while giving little help. Paperwork, communications, errands, reports, newspapers and pamphlets, night school or short courses — these favour you, as do facts, figures, and anecdotal evidence.
You will benefit from “staying local.” Newspapers/TV/radio are better than books, stories better than novels. It will be better to accept a casual, verbal understanding than to design and sign a lawyer-drawn contract.
If you stay light intellectually/personally, and friendly, chatty, curious (ask questions!) you’ll have a great 18 months!
TAURUS April 20-May 20
Taurus, the 18 months ahead (May 2020 to Jan. 2022) will tempt you to invest, to “buy and hold” in the stock market, to chase deep sex and intimacy and to make large, life-affecting changes and commitments in finances, debt, family money. Generally, to dig deep and approach life as a mystery. WRONG! These “paths” lead straight to disappointment and/or a dead-end.
Here’s another list of things/activities to avoid: investigation, crime, detective work, mortgaging your future, extramarital affairs, depth psychology, therapy, hypnotism, occultism, surgery, mutual or family finances, large debts, inheritances, estate and wills, and pregnancy. A long list of “don’ts!”
But there’s another list, of good actions, growth, and pleasing, smooth results: buying/selling, day-trading (as opposed to “buy and hold”), trading or selling anything (stocks, bonds, lumber, fabric, kitchen sinks), earning an income and buying income investments such as income trusts, preferred or dividend stocks — “cash cows”.
It’s a good time to buy items that will depreciate, such as a car or computer. Rote learning and memory work will go well. Though you should avoid deep, meaningful (and perhaps extra-marital) sex, this karmic influence favours casual, light sex, even with your spouse. Pleasurable, sunny-day sex, good; deep, “I want to know your soul” sex, might disappoint.
Flow with life rather than attempting to transform yourself or others. Accept surface appearances rather than suspecting there’s more, hidden — there isn’t, at least not now. You are in a hugely lucky year for career, worldly standing and ambitions; if you approach these with enthusiasm and ordinary good will, rather than deep motives, you’ll succeed!
GEMINI: May 21-June 20
It might have been a long time coming, but May 5/20 to January 2022 will pay you for all the good things you’ve done over the last 18 years. (Hopefully you’ve done good things!) For 18 months you’ll feel mellow, serene. You’ll be rewarded for listening to your own inner voice, your hunches and conscience. Even your mistakes will tend to harmlessly roll off your back. Finding the right answer to moral dilemmas will be easy, almost automatic. You’ll be blessed! You’ll also be a great comfort to others and others will be attracted to your sympathy, understanding, and quietly happy mood.
And therein lies the rub: you are going through a healthy spiritual growth phase, which will attract those who are NOT. Also, you — you yourself — are blessed now, but everything you do to not be independent, to tie yourself to another, goes against this karmic goodness, and could turn out badly.
This is a poor time to marry or begin living with a lover, to form business partnerships, to sign contracts, to sue anyone, to seek public attention/fame, to seek “deals” and grab “opportunities” without examining them thoroughly.
Don’t let anyone glue themselves to you through disguised attachments such as hate, anger, threat, argument, litigation, etc. These are simply a negative form of attraction. Be smoothly free of these. If someone threatens or sues you, turn away without answering; they will tie themselves in knots, and be unable to harm you. If you engage, you’ll embrace your opponent’s bad karma — and your blessings will flee.
Do not relocate nor marry during these 18 months, and never, even decades later, marry anyone who first enters your life during these months. (One exception: sometimes the lunar nodes bring a destined relationship. If so, it will begin quickly and go without hindrance to a conclusion; it will almost literally fall into your lap. But if you experience any delays (e.g., he/she leaves town for a month, or you find it difficult to connect on the phone at your favourite time, or you have second thoughts, or you spy a competitor, etc.) — turn and walk away.
Reject unsolicited advice. Be independent, not interdependent. During these 18 months, your spouse might struggle or feel a bit defeated. Be supportive, but don’t agree to fund his/her possible project(s)!
CANCER: June 21-July 22
Cancer, for the 17-18 months that start May 2020, difficult conditions sidle into your zone of hands-on work. This includes daily tasks, minor chores, machinery/tools, daily health, diet and exercise, employment and employees, service people, dependents and pets. These things should not be neglected, of course, but don’t let yourself expand or sink deeply into them. Do only what’s necessary. Extra work or effort here will yield paltry results, inexplicable setbacks and subtle dead-ends. It’s NOT a good time to buy a car, computer, machinery or tools (no matter what I might write in your weekly forecasts).
However, you’ll find smooth action, reward and mellow security in “opposite but similar” things: delegating tasks, management, administrative chores, civil service, institutional work or employment with a huge corporation (e.g., Boeing or big banks), spiritual pursuits, meditation and yoga, charitable acts and associations.
These paths bring good emotional and practical results. (If you’re poor, this is a time when charity comes freely and swiftly to you.) Advisors, counsellors, priests and gurus, psychics, agents (literary and otherwise) and hidden allies will benefit you. Do all you can to get a seat on policy committees, to attend closed-door and planning sessions, etc.
Don’t volunteer for every simple chore, nor let your kids enslave you with demands. You will be sorely tempted at times to ignore a lucky but scary opportunity by burying yourself in work. Don’t let work be an escape from more crucial developments.
You are in a very lucky year for sex — perhaps even for a wedding, which will come “after the sex” — in 2022. You might get so tied up in a relationship that you worry you’re neglecting your work. Don’t. If worse comes to worst, get someone else to handle your hands-on chores. You will gain more from love than from work.
Health-wise, prescribed drugs will do the trick. OTC drugs, herbs, vitamins and preventive regimens, diets, won’t — and might mask something more serious. If needed, hospitals benefit you, nurses befriend you. Be lightly cautious with exercise, physical work, and around running machinery. Retreat and rest, long naps, weekends at a spa, a camping retreat or vacations benefit you.
Contemplation uncovers answers and opportunities — do plan for the future, even for decades ahead. Vacations and gambling for some reason bring benefits. This is also a good period for investments and lifestyle changes (2021 only) — what you invest either money or effort into in 2021 can pay off for up to 3 decades. (See your “Luck and Realism” report elsewhere in PLATFORMS.)
LEO: July 23-Aug. 22
Until early January 2022, Leo, you’ll find a smooth, rewarding path if you pursue social life, join new groups or clubs, chase popularity, entertainment, indulge/believe your optimism, and look forward to the future. Public relations, event planning, conventions, politics, union activities — all bless you. Any group activity — even three friends having a beer — such things keep you alive, safe, upbeat and wise.
Romance will take on a light, friendly, flirtatious nature. If single, you are most likely to meet a compatible prospect in a group. The right one for you will be witty, you’ll share jokes and like the same friends. You’ll consider him/her to be good-looking, but there won’t be the raging passion of deep romance. Good! If you’re single, 2021 can bring a “forever” life mate.
But avoid deep, heavy romance, plunging into the pleasure of the moment, pouring out your heart, and pinning everything on one love’s “world”. Infatuation pulls you away from the group, into intense private places — and eventual disappointment. Light romance can lead to true love (and eventual happy marriage) as well as deep passion can — maybe more so!
Don’t take speculative (gambling) or creative risks. Run the art gallery; don’t paint the picture. Avoid indulgent vacations. It’s a splendid time to envision the future, and to wish upon a star (figuratively speaking). In general, focus on the future more than on present pleasure. If investing, join an investment group.
VIRGO: Aug. 23-Sept. 22
From May 2020, Virgo, your career and worldly standing will be subtly buoyant and blessed. Your reputation will rise. You’ll find life proceeds smoothly and calmly if you pursue your ambitions and seek out the “big people”. Bolster your relations with higher-ups, parents and VIPs. Appeal to authority. These aren’t zones of good luck as much as areas where your decisions will be wise, intuitively accurate, and generally calm. All this tends to generate good fortune.
Your great luck before 2022 is outlined in the “Luck and Realism” section of PLATFORMS, but generally it will occur in your work, health and machinery sector, which dovetails nicely with this great ambition-related karmic trend. (Sometimes I write, “Don’t change careers,” but now it’s the opposite: it’s a good time to make the switch, if you’re so inclined.)
During this same 18 months, avoid real estate deals and home construction or major renovations. This is not a good time to change homes (and not the best time to find a room-mate or welcome a long lost relative into your abode. If you own rental properties, be vigilant.) Generally avoid concentrating on issues of food, shelter, domesticity, gardening, Mother Nature, agriculture, and kids. You can’t avoid these sectors entirely, of course, but stick to the status quo rather than increasing your involvement or launching projects here.
( May 2020 to January 2022 can “trick” you into diving headlong into a renovation, new home, etc. Be patient, for this could go hugely awry. Wait until mid-Jan./22 to the end of 2022, when great good luck will come to this area, and the karmic negativity will be gone.)
All you need to remember is: be a director rather than a nurturer. Be ambitious rather than seek security. Act rather than endlessly contemplate. This is no time for withdrawal — and you need no more healing — you need action!
LIBRA: Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Libra, the 18 months ahead (to January 2022) encourage you to broaden your vision, to read and learn, attend higher schooling, travel afar, sample other cultures, watch foreign films or attend that Greek Festival, learn a new language, and generally soak up the world and its social “rationale.” This is an excellent period for Libra scholars, lawyers, writers, accountants (to some degree) insurance agents, statisticians, publishers and advertising workers, as well as actors, artists and writers.
Anyone who works with ideas or “the bigger picture” will kiss fortune’s lips. It’s a good time to enter college or law school, write a thesis, etc. Religion, philosophy, and cultural rituals (weddings, bat mitzvahs, etc.) will bless you.
But during these same 18 months, avoid wasting time on casual chatter, insignificant contacts, short trips, mere curiosity, details, paperwork and errands. Anything short, newsy, anecdotal or superficial can lead to loss — of your time, if nothing else. Contrarily, the long, far, deep, abstract, formal and/or idealistic will further your (eventual) ambitions and expand your inner joy.
Seek the profound in relationships, too. 2021 can bring a romance that has definite domestic elements (kids? property involved?). Love sparked and pursued/developed now can last for decades and decades. (Read “Luck and Realism” on PLATFORMS for more details.) Be prepared to formalize a love affair, to wed. In business and everyday affairs, sign contracts rather than rely on verbal commitments. During these 18 months, lawyers are your friends. You might sign a significant financial contract. This is not a good time to buy a car, but it’s an excellent time for creative and similar activities.
SCORPIO: Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Until January 2022, aim yourself toward life’s secrets, depths and mysteries. Don’t accept surface appearances, or that “something happened” — investigate, dig deep, discover the motives and forces underlying events (and opportunities). Don’t rely on common knowledge — do your own research, seek the hidden gem in business, in investments and finances, in medicine or any science — and in love. You’ll find a smooth path in exploration, courage and commitment — commitment to a life style change, to a mortgage, to intimacy, to childbirth, etc.
Commit to anything that has the power to change your life. Dive into matters of life change, lifestyle decisions, “treasure” hunts, spiritual investigations, etc.
Dive into depth psychology, the occult, mysteries and secrets. Invest for the long term. Seek the truth about your health. Approach sex as a powerful, serious commitment. Embrace your inner voice, welcome hunches and subconscious urges — they can lead you to profitable doorways.
You’ll face a hard, disappointing and delay-strewn path if you chase “instant returns”, a monthly pay check, consumerism, and “day trading”. Avoid depreciation buys (e.g., cars, clothes — within reason), and income or dividend stocks. Don’t engage in “panic selling” on stock markets.
Be skeptical of quick reports, easy facts, or a multiplicity of details. Avoid casual (just for pleasure) sex. Welcome pregnancy. Steer away from rote and routine — instead of depending on your memory, feed it new experiences.
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
The 18 months to January 2022 urge you to seek advice, to negotiate, to sign contracts, relocate, form partnerships and relationships in love and business, to deal with the public, and generally, to go out from yourself toward others, toward opportunities, toward new, fresh horizons. Deal with strangers, increase your contacts. Seek publicity and fame.
1) if you project a surly character, your “fame” will be negative; and
2) rare cases: if your birth chart counsels against partnerships in general, these 18 months somewhat “neutralize” that effect, and give you a “window” in which to form a bond. (And a window through which you can see why partnerships did not work in the past.)
During these 18 months, avoid extreme independence, self-reliance, or withdrawal urges.
Don’t force your agenda on others. Eschew self-pity. If you feel knocked around by life, consider how your past actions/attitudes have brought you to this pass. Realize that self-pity, anger toward others, self-criticism, vanity, are merely ways to separate yourself from others. They are the independence temptation in disguise, during a phase in which independence is your Achilles heel.
One of the best ways to improve difficult luck (karma) during this period is to forgive yourself. Then, examine yourself to see if any present bad luck might be payback for any wrong turns/wrong-doing during the last 17 years. This way, if bad luck comes, you can accept it as fair payment, pick yourself up, smile, and march forward.
Laugh at yourself, open your arms and heart to others, and you’ll do fine. Make efforts to understand where others are coming from, their desires and needs, and why they see a situation differently than you do. Several good, “blessed” people can enter your sphere now. Those who do newly enter, will tend to be good for you, even 20 years from now. Welcome them!
CAPRICORN: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
From May 2020 to January 2022, Cap, avoid entering/staying in an area usually considered a blessed one: meditation, retreat, spirituality or spiritual searches, charitable agencies, and dealings with psychics and gurus. You can wander into subtle swamps of illusion and temptation if you seek these now — and/or if you withdraw from society.
These 18 months are also a good time to avoid counsellors, agents, civil servants, government red tape, bloated corporations or organizations that feel most comfortable with faceless clients/workers, jails, hospitals and nurses. Also avoid warehousing, management roles, delegating tasks, policy committees, closed-door discussions, assembly lines, and caves (spelunking). Rely on logic; let intuition take a back seat.
So where can you succeed, or find a smooth, green path? These await you in machinery/tools (including computers, cars, excavators, toasters, can openers, etc.), hands-on work, nutrition (preventive), health, vitamins and herbs, sanitation, service and service people, and care of dependents. If seeking employment (or employees) you’ll succeed.
2021 will also bring great income prospects. You might land a job or contract that is “just the beginning” of 3 decades ahead of increased earnings!
AQUARIUS: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Aquarius, the 18 months ahead (to January 2022) presents you with a karmic choice between two polar opposites that are also quite similar. On the good side lies: pure, heavy romance, infatuation, passion, creativity and risk-taking, beauty, deep personal or sensual pleasure (immediate pleasure, not delayed or “planned”), teaching or raising children, gambling, and self-expression.
Follow love; immerse yourself in the moment. Absorb another’s whole essence, their emotions and soul, rather than seeing them as merely attractive members of a crowd. Give romance privacy in which to unfold. This is an excellent phase to start children in a new educational direction. Plan at least one big, extended or adventurous vacation. Start a major creative project.
This is NOT a good time for socializing, parties, entertainment, light romance or playing the field. Because your charisma is very high in 2021, you will succeed in these areas, but the results can disappoint or steer you the wrong direction.
If your heart pounds and your words elude you, that’s heavy romance — the right direction. If you and another flirt, laugh, enjoy the same friends, that’s “light romance” — not recommended before January 2022. Deep romance sparks embarrassment; light romance doesn’t.
Also sources of disappointment or “no reward”: groups of any kind, popularity and making future plans. Politics, currying favour, organizations, clubs, committees, union activities, conventions, event planning, public relations… you get the picture.
If you are employed in one of these areas, try to steer toward the creative side. For instance, it’s better (for you) to produce the advertising for a product than to speak to groups about it. Paint the picture rather than run the art gallery. Forget wishful thinking.
My main advice — fall in love! If married, involve your spouse and kids in creativity — make a film together, or build a stage for a magic show.
May 2020 to January 2022 will “rescue you” from the prior 18 months. That period tempted you toward withdrawal, independence, anger toward people, God or the cosmos, and possible self-pity. For the next 7-8 years, you will grow, in heart, mind and conscience, toward a sweeter, cleaner, happier self.
2021 will also be buoyed by a new cheerfulness, enhanced charisma and energy, and boundless optimism mixed with realism — read “Luck and Realism” in PLATFORMS for more on this. You’ll be happy!
PISCES: Feb. 19-March 20
This karmic phase highlights your ambitions versus your security drives. The unusual truth is: security wins from May 2020 to January 2022, while ambition will meet inexplicable headwinds. This period urges you to embrace humility and reject pride (which might whisper temptingly). Your luck (not karmic) cycle deeply favours spirituality, meditation, withdrawal, spas, rest, charity, warehouses, institutions and govt. (Read “Luck and Realism” in PLATFORMS.) These fit well with a “security” stance on your part.
Pulling back from career can actually bring bigger rewards than staying involved. E.g., you might “end” a career, or take a year off, then find that a home purchase, renovations, or even the purchase of an empty lot in the Arctic (I’m exaggerating), brings more than your annual salary if/when you sell it.
This karmic phase is NOT a good time to change careers, no matter how suffocated or restricted you might feel in your present position. (Your career is presently under negative influences — only to Jan. 2022. But if you start a new career or business now, or merely switch employers, that new situation will always be negative.) Don’t launch a new business. (Especially if you need the aid of powerful people — they will delay and delay — or worse.) If you demand a promotion, seek recognition, or push your pet project, those in charge might resent your pushiness — and push back.
All this has little effect on pure work or employment — these remain strong and fortunate (as long as you don’t alienate higher-ups by insisting on a prestigious job or unwarranted recognition).
You’ll experience smooth and pleasant progress if you opt for humility, seek quietude, and pursue family, nature, security, domesticity. Nurture your family. Garden. Build a house. Owning ten apartments is better than being a middle manager with your name in gold. Maybe most important, these 18 months give you a clear, healthy look at your life thus far, and let you relax enough to contemplate where you want to go in life. Two important things: direction and energy. You can decide on the former, and build up the latter.