The Io Transit Report

for

Mike Bloomberg, mayor of NYC

 

October 1, 2004 December 31, 2004

 

 

 

Prepared by artcharts.com

 

SUN transit House Four
Enters on Oct 1
The focus of your attention should now turn to private life, domestic chores and matters related to home or property. Interest and participation in family relationships and activities increase. You are more aware of your role and influence in the family, and the need to assert and express yourself within this group is enhanced. The negative potential includes the possibility of problems with parents or other family members, which may be caused by a tendency for too much arrogance or stubborn pride on your part. There may also be disputes over family property. Positive potentials include situations you may experience that enhance family pride and strengthen family bonds. In turn, family support and the advantage of family assets and connections contribute to increasing your determination to use the positive strength in your background in order to begin new ventures of your own at this time.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Venus
Oct 1 through Oct 3, Exact on Oct 2
Planning social events, discussing redecorating projects, devising diplomatic maneuvers, negotiating contracts, and taking legal actions are favored during this period. It is also a fortunate time for the sale or purchase of art, music, flowers, jewelry, clothes, and luxury items. Under this influence travel is more pleasurable. You'll benefit from instructions in art or music and succeed in exhibits of arts and crafts. You are apt to be more inspired than usual when it comes to knowing just the right thing to say and who to say it to. Engendering cooperation among people, or between yourself and others, should be an easy matter. Joint ventures and discussions with partners and allies concerning common goals are apt to be highly successful. Counseling, whether you are the giver or receiver, has excellent results.

Transit MARS sextile natal Pluto
Oct 1 through Oct 4, Exact on Oct 2
Intense energy in the present circumstances represents opportunity for you to gain a more powerful position of one sort or another. Your efforts may lead, for instance, to increased physical strength, more control over your actions, and greater resourcefulness. This period is a chance to put more concentration into your efforts, whatever they are. Taking advantage of the people and circumstances you encounter, may increase the potential for your ultimate success in activities that involve research and investigation, renovation, recycling, and the analysis and investment of financial assets.

Transit SATURN sextile natal Uranus
Oct 1 through Dec 25, Exact on Oct 7, Dec 10
Potential opportunities in your present circumstances may lead to friendships or business associations with older, more established people or authority figures. Other situations you encounter represent opportunities that may lead to success in financial activities such as fund-raising or inspire you to establish or become a member of a group or organization. Watch for an opportunity to introduce new ideas or unorthodox methods into a traditional system.

SATURN transit House One
Enters on Oct 6
Because this is a relatively long-term period, many other influences will occur that may either emphasize its effect or perhaps mask it temporarily. Other significant factors that will contribute to the way you react, and ultimately to the way things turn out, include your age, maturity, and your past experiences. This influence has as much to do with the past as it does to the present. It will force you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something more solid and useful. In the case of this particular period, it means you will be constantly confronted with yourself. The best way to understand this influence is to look in the mirror and ask yourself who it is you blame for your physical appearance, your personality, and your self-image. This analysis is as valid in the case of your having put too much emphasis on these things, as it is if you have neglected them. After you get through blaming childhood experiences and conditioning or whatever other people and situations come to mind, you arrive at the moment of truth; and that is that ultimately you are the one responsible. You are the one in charge of keeping your body fit and your appearance as attractive as possible. You are also the one responsible for your own behavior, attitudes, and reactions to responsibilities. You are the one who must seek to understand and correct a poor self-image as well as whatever other personal flaws you may have. The highest reward for correct actions is your emergence as a more mature, productive individual with a definite idea of what directions your personal growth must take now, and in the future. There is an additional warning. This influence can cause you to worry too much, not only about yourself but about everything else as well. To make matters worse, you are likely to be given extra responsibilities of one sort or another at this time. Be patient, Take care of things, but keep a moderate attitude or you'll spoil the real progress you can make during this period.

Transit NEPTUNE trine natal Jupiter
Oct 1 through Oct 24
This long-term influence is generally favorable though other influences and circumstances will occur from time to time that can either support or negate its total impact. The potential targets include your economic prospects, intellectual horizons, political ambitions, spiritual awareness, and cultural pursuits. If you have any sort of personal flare for the dramatic, it will no doubt be accentuated. However, combining unreality and illusion with exaggeration and extravagance, which is what happens during this period, is not always an attractive or successful way to get things done. While it may be successful from one point of view and in some situations, it may later be the source of embarrassment or perhaps ultimately turn away those you may have initially impressed. Use the beneficial potential of this influence wisely by keeping modesty and prudence in mind while applying an inspirational and imaginative approach. This influence can breed overenthusiasm to the point of turning idealism into fanaticism. If you can manage to sidestep the overblown tendencies of this period, you will be able to enhance your personal status and growth, especially if you let yourself be inspired by the circumstances surrounding you. As optimism increases, your chance of success increases --feeling that you will be successful you may go out and make your own luck.

Transit SUN trine natal Jupiter
Oct 2 through Oct 5, Exact on Oct 4
A period to feel good about your own integrity, explore your spirituality and broaden your intellectual horizons. These efforts are not only favored in and of themselves, they are likely to inspire the admiration of those with influence. This is no time for false modesty and empty gestures. Sincere generosity and devotion to the truth brings success. Enjoyment in everything is enhanced and humor can be found in every situation. Cultural events, long-distance travel, religious activities, political interests, speculative ventures, banking and investment, publishing, and advertising campaigns can be successfully launched under this fortunate influence. Judgments are in your favor.

MERCURY transit House Four
Enters on Oct 3
The focus of your attention during this period is likely to be directed to such things as real estate transactions, repairs or other matters related to your home or property, family discussions, family business transactions, and correspondence with or short trips to visit relatives. You may also be inspired under this influence to collect and restore family heirlooms, gather information on your family's genealogy and other aspects of family history, or visit your childhood home.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Jupiter
Oct 3 through Oct 5, Exact on Oct 5
Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period have the potential to enhance your intellectual endeavors and boost your economic or social status in one way or another. You may be in just the right place at the right time with the right information. Ideas may tend toward the dramatic and grandiose, but they have their place in the scheme of things at this time. What should be avoided, however, is overconfidence and being too far out of touch with reality and practicality. Favorable outcomes are possible in such areas as religious or political activities, court decisions, publishing, advertising, long-distance travel, cultural pursuits, and dealings with those of another race or culture.

Transit MARS trine natal Venus
Oct 4 through Oct 8, Exact on Oct 7
Unless negative circumstances also happen to occur and strongly indicate caution, this is an excellent time for a haircut, beauty treatment, dental work, or cosmetic surgery. Under this influence your actions and gestures are likely to be more graceful and elegant; literally as well as figuratively. The social scene is abuzz and everyone is animated and attractive. Romance, partnership, and other alliances flourish. This is a time to do things with others-- cooperative efforts may be able to accomplish what you have not been able to do by yourself. Activities that involve art, design, music, jewelry, flowers, the beauty business, debate, and legal matters are favored.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Mercury
Oct 5 through Oct 7, Exact on Oct 7
Unbiased information and ideas lead the way right now. Devoid of emotional need or egotistical input, the ideas and information you apply and the activities in which you are involved make rapid progress. There is an easy exchange of talk and assistance at meeting and discussion groups. Mechanical projects proceed smoothly and so does travel. A good time for running errands, answering correspondence, gathering information, and launching neighborhood activities.

Transit JUPITER sextile natal Pluto
Oct 5 through Oct 19, Exact on Oct 14
Current circumstances may offer opportunity to increase your personal power and control, or at the very least, a chance to understand how this might be accomplished. This can be a good time to analyze your personal talent and skills and find out how they may be developed and used more effectively.

Transit SUN trine natal Mercury
Oct 6 through Oct 9, Exact on Oct 8
This is a favorable time to travel; whether it involves running errands in your own neighborhood or long distance trips for business and pleasure. It is also a good time for the purchase, sale or repair of equipment. Work that involves your mechanical or design skills is favored, as are business transactions, contracts and negotiations. Writing, teaching, study, and communication are other areas of potential success under this influence. Relationships with co-workers, neighbors, and siblings are encouraged. Attending meetings and other group activities gives a chance to exchange ideas and information as well as to make contacts that may later prove very valuable.

MARS transit House Four
Enters on Oct 9
The focus of many physical activities and concerns these days is likely to involve your personal possessions, home or domestic arrangements, family relationships, family-owned property or business, and real-estate transactions in general. Under this influence more enthusiasm for doing things as a group may encourage an increase in family activities. You may be inspired at this time to rescue or restore heirlooms. The potential of this period may also be described as a new beginning. If you have been thinking about a new business venture or achieving some physical goal, this is a time when you are likely to put such plans in motion. In case there are negative circumstances at work during this period, it would be a wise idea to make sure your household insurance is in effect, check your home for possible fire hazards. Watch your step to prevent falls, cuts, and others mishaps around the house, and go out of your way to avoid angry domestic scenes.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Moon
Oct 7 through Oct 9, Exact on Oct 8
Everything should flow smoothly and successfully. Everyone in your world is where they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to be doing. Machinery hums along, your body functions well, and your mind is free from annoying distractions. Under this fortunate influence meetings and discussions are not likely to be disrupted by dissension. Business transactions that involve your home or real estate property as well as domestic items are favored. Requests that you make are likely to be granted, and there is also likely to be personal advantage in granting others what they request of you. Teaching as well as learning is highly beneficial. An excellent time to contact or visit relatives. News and information you read or hear is apt to be emotionally satisfying in one way or another.

Transit SUN trine natal Moon
Oct 8 through Oct 11, Exact on Oct 10
Circumstances promote pride and emotional satisfaction in home, children, and other family members. Female relationships are particularly meaningful, and a woman may provide valuable assistance. Under this influence your emotional level is high, and your intuition right on target. An excellent time to initiate artistic and other creative activities, get started with domestic projects, and enthusiastically take care of any matters that are related to children, women, or a new venture. Disappointments that do occur under this influence are apt to have a way of eventually working out to your advantage.

VENUS transit House Three
Enters on Oct 11
The use of flattery, charm, and a sense of humor on your part can be most persuasive during this period. Unless negative circumstances definitely point to the contrary, you should have no trouble in gaining favors from others. You'll have pleasant relations with neighbors and people with whom you come in daily contact. If such contacts have been troubled in the past this is a good time to improve them. Under this influence you may also have a greater urge or perhaps opportunity to increase contacts or improve relationships with brothers, sisters, cousins, and in-laws. You may visit or contact nieces or nephews away at college. You'll find that some of your best social opportunities these days are right in your immediate environment.

Transit VENUS square natal Jupiter
Oct 11 through Oct 14, Exact on Oct 13
Capacity for enjoyment increases but keeping things manageable or in proper perspective can be difficult. Under this influence you may be tempted to overstate your sentiments or overdo generosity. Shameless social climbing is a potential to avoid. Social gatherings can bring those who admire your spirituality, knowledge, or sophistication. Let them. Don't ruin their image of you by immodestly agreeing with their flattering assessment. Pursuing the good life may be irresistible and restraint is needed somewhere along the line. During this period you may be of a mind to purchase shoes you do not need, lose money at the races, or settle for less than satisfactory theater tickets just so you can tell others that you saw the show. This is a good time to apply yourself to the sometimes tricky issue of reconciling the law with actual justice. It would be bad timing to take relationships for granted or to dismiss the values of others as unimportant.

Transit MARS trine natal Jupiter
Oct 11 through Oct 15, Exact on Oct 14
Unless negative circumstances also occur at this time and discourage the otherwise potential benefits of this period, your general status will greatly improve. Success is apt to be the result of just about anything you attempt. Efforts rarely come to nothing under this influence. Even a failed effort is likely to result in some better prospect. This is definitely the time to promote and demonstrate the position and knowledge you have achieved. You are highly favored in activities that involve long-distance travel, writing, publishing, theater, dance, art, religion, politics, law, investment and finances, and sports. Gambles and other risk-taking ventures are likely to pay off. Men in your life, especially a male parent, are also favored at this time-- and your own good fortune may also come through them. This is a period in which to grab and savor everything that brings enjoyment, humor, truth, and the good life. Do not however, let overconfidence in your own ability, the pursuit of pleasure, or laziness spoil the potential success of enterprises.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Sun
Oct 12 through Oct 13, Exact on Oct 13
Either the news and information you receive, or the way that you are able to make use of it can greatly enhance your personal image and reputation during this period. Others will tend to look very favorably on your accomplishments as well as your opinions. Your approval of their endeavors will no doubt also be sought. Under this influence there is a successful meshing of ideas and methods, the potential results of which include an advancement in your social or professional position and an invitation to become the leading spokesperson of a group. This is an excellent time for you to launch a writing or communications project, engage in business transactions, and begin a journey.

Transit SUN trine natal Sun
Oct 16 through Oct 19, Exact on Oct 18
Under this influence you may have a more positive sense of your own uniqueness, an inner contentment perhaps. If troubling circumstances do occur under this fortunate influence, you may escape at least some of the disappointment, anger, or dislocation you might otherwise have had to endure. If, on the other hand, current circumstances are good, your increased self-confidence and vitality make them even better. A good time to enjoy the world and your place in it.

Transit MARS trine natal Mercury
Oct 16 through Oct 21, Exact on Oct 19
A surge of physical energy and enthusiasm may prompt you to turn thoughts or ideas into actions--the results of which can be very successful. Sales, installation and repair of machinery or equipment are highly favored. Sales of any kind are likely to be more energetic and successful. This also applies to travel, activities and meetings, and the physical dissemination of information. Work that is done or business that is owned or operated by you and/or your siblings is likely to flourish at this time, especially if the job or business is in your neighborhood. Under this influence good fortune or good news comes through the mail or by telephone. This is an auspicious period for writing, designing, buying a car or other motorized vehicles, or developing your mechanical or computer skills.

Transit MERCURY square natal Pluto
Oct 17 through Oct 19, Exact on Oct 18
Under this influence you may take some things too seriously. Don't try to read between the lines when there is really nothing to find. Don't waste time looking for hidden motives in what others are doing when their actions may be perfectly innocent. You may tend to become too intense or place too much importance on what in reality may be a relatively innocuous idea or piece of information. The reverse may also be true when others take your ideas or actions far more seriously than you had intended. Valuable time can be lost or you can jeopardize a position of personal power or control you enjoy if you manipulate a situation or the information and ideas you get from others to your own advantage. This is also true if you allow others to behave in such a manner. In spite of frustrating obstacles that can turn up during this period, much progress can be gained if you maintain a patient, reasonable attitude.

Transit VENUS trine natal Mars
Oct 17 through Oct 19, Exact on Oct 19
Diplomacy is transformed into positive physical actions under this influence. Enthusiasm is high for energetic interactions with others, as it is for most physical activities. This is not the time to be alone. Work or play requires a partner, or at the very least being around others in order to get the stimulation and feedback you need to accomplish things. You'll be delighted to put your efforts behind a wedding, a party, or for that matter, any social event. You may experience enhanced appreciation for elegant cars, luxurious travel, or well-designed machinery of one sort or another. Compliments and appreciation for your talent as well as the cooperation you may receive from others during this period can actually make the difference between success or failure in many of your efforts. Relations with the opposite sex are exceptionally smooth, and if they are not, you can easily promote a more agreeable atmosphere. Life can be very romantic, literally as well as in every other sense of the word. Don't pass up the chance during this fortunate period to pursue creative and artistic endeavors. You are also apt to emerge the winner in most risk-taking ventures.

Transit JUPITER trine natal Venus
Oct 18 through Nov 2, Exact on Oct 28
If it's romance you seek, it's romance you'll find. If it's more of a social life you want, a more active social life is what you'll get. If you are looking for a suitable partner or ally, just the right person is apt to come along. And if they already have, this is an excellent time to marry, form a business partnership, and begin joint ventures of any kind. Other fortunate potentials of your current circumstances include success related to contracts and other legal matters, consultations, public relations, and diplomatic endeavors. Decisions are in your favor. Female friendships are enthusiastic and enjoyable. The enhancement of your sense of humor, capacity for enjoyment, and cooperative spirit should be sufficient to bring you a measure of success in almost any situation you encounter. In spite of the fortunate prospects, there are certain negative potentials to avoid. Desire for wealth and luxury may be so strong as to tempt you to reach beyond your means or compromise yourself in some other way. Overindulgence in the pursuit of pleasure has some pitfalls, not the least of which involves a wide range of minor physical complaints and illness. On the whole, however, you should prosper in many ways during this period.

Transit MERCURY square natal Venus
Oct 19 through Oct 20, Exact on Oct 20
Don't discount the potential value of what others tell you or what you read or hear simply because it is distasteful or because you do not care for the manner in which it is presented. Contract negotiations, and lines of communication between you and a partner or other allies tend to go awry. Under this influence decorating projects can be plagued by misunderstanding or misinformation. Make sure you understand what is involved concerning proposed beauty treatments or methods to enhance your physical appearance. When it comes to romance, vacation plans, entertainment, or social events you can expect to encounter frustration, but not necessarily failure. The thing to keep in mind is that obstacles that come along during this period are apt to soon disappear. Progress can be made in spite of them.

Transit VENUS trine natal Saturn
Oct 20 through Oct 23, Exact on Oct 22
You have a wonderful chance to succeed if you seek to establish solid, long-lasting relationships during this period. Romance as well as friendships are based on mutual commitment and responsibility along with love and affection. Others are attracted to your maturity and accomplishment. Endeavors that involve formal agreements, diplomacy, contracts, and other legal matters are likely to produce long-lasting, successful results. Your efforts to bring organization and stability to social groups will not go unrewarded. Should you happen to be seeking a position of greater authority at this time, others will favor your promotion.

Transit MARS trine natal Moon
Oct 20 through Oct 25, Exact on Oct 23
Your personal environment is likely to be pretty smooth during this period. Schedules are not interrupted, machinery hums along as it should, everyone does what they are supposed to, and tasks are accomplished on time and with little effort. Creativity and imagination are enhanced. Your actions are more apt to be guided by instinct and intuition. Efforts related to home, family and nutrition are not only successful but emotionally satisfying. This is an excellent time for planting seeds. Activities involving or related to women and babies are highly favored. Under this influence you do not feel the need to compete with anyone, not even yourself. If something comes along that you enjoy you will have plenty of enthusiasm and energy to pursue it.

Transit MERCURY square natal Mercury
Oct 24 through Oct 26, Exact on Oct 25
Try to simplify things for yourself during this period. Many ideas and much information may come your way but much of it is likely to be repetitious and will only waste your time. Lines of communication tend to get crossed or break down. Equipment may fail just when you need it the most, or the purchase or delivery of machinery may be unavoidably delayed. Read the fine print in all contracts, and count your change in all transactions. Travel plans may run into snags. Information, methods or ideas you present under this influence may duplicate or parallel that of others. In spite of obstacles that must be overcome, success is not impossible to attain. The idea is to keep moving.

MERCURY transit House Five
Enters on Oct 25
Creative writing or speaking projects may be part of the scenario during this period. It is also a time of increased communication or travel with a romantic partner, children, or social groups. Under this influence a vacation is apt to include a guided tour, or feature some other type of educational experience. Plans, discussions, and even business transactions at this time may involve entertainment projects, social events, children's education or activities, or speculative ventures.

Transit VENUS trine natal Uranus
Oct 24 through Oct 26, Exact on Oct 26
The people and situations you encounter are likely to attract you in a general sort of way. By this is meant that they appeal to most people of your particular generation. On the other hand, other people may be attracted to you at this time simply because of something you reflect that is characteristic of your generation. Under this influence you can be successful in activities that involve antiques, history, and technology. Enthusiasm for equality and justice flourishes. Cooperation, diplomacy, and sociable dispositions are also encouraged making this a fortunate period for friendships, organizations, and group activities.

Transit SUN square natal Pluto
Oct 25 through Oct 28, Exact on Oct 27
Circumstances during this period may demand a show of willpower, stamina, and a willingness on your part to investigate and get to the bottom of things. Thoroughness is a must if you want to succeed. Direct confrontations, deliberate actions, and keen observations are your best strategies. Do not reveal plans or betray a confidence. Under this influence areas of your life where you have gained the most control may be challenged or invaded by others. A self-defeating attitude now can cause you to become your own worst enemy. A debt of honor may be due.

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Mars
Oct 26 through Oct 28, Exact on Oct 27
Information and ideas may lead to incorrect actions during this period. Either the information itself is erroneous or you misinterpret what it means. You are apt to go out and do exactly the opposite of what you have been told--or having correctly followed instructions, it turns out you should have done exactly the opposite. Either way the results are not likely to be happy or successful. You tend to act too rashly or fail to ascertain certain details which results in equally undesirable consequences. This is not a favorable time for the purchase or sale of a car and electrical or mechanical equipment, nor is it fortuitous to take a trip. Under this unfortunate influence potentials for travel include physical danger, equipment breakdown, and delays or cancellation.

Transit MERCURY square natal Moon
Oct 26 through Oct 27, Exact on Oct 27
You may have to grapple with conflicting opinions, too much or too little information, and other annoying distractions during this period. If your stomach gets tied up in knots, take a deep breath, relax, patiently sort things out, and calmly keep going. Before leaving home or office prepare yourself mentally for the possibility of traffic jams and other delays in transportation, public as well as private. Under this influence projects may not get finished on time. If this is the case, simply notify those who need to know and keep on working. Another strong potential is lost or misplaced keys, books, and important papers. Carefully retracing your steps is apt to result in successfully relocating the lost items. In spite of schedules that get turned upside down, plans that must be changed at the last minute, mechanical failures, or a hundred other things that go wrong, much can still be accomplished.

Transit VENUS conjoined natal Neptune
Oct 26 through Oct 29, Exact on Oct 28
If you seek unearthly beauty or pleasures, you are apt to find them. If you desire inspirational beauty and pleasure, you are apt to find them as well. If you look for beauty and pleasure that is real and starkly available, forget it. Illusive, mysterious and spiritual are descriptions of the people and situations you are likely to encounter during this period. Photographs taken of you at this time are apt to be flattering, as well as pictures taken of your social events or of you with your friends. An excellent time for freedom of imagination and disguise, but a difficult time to get one plus one to equal two. Under this influence your artistic temperament thrives and so does abstract thinking; both endeavors having the potential for profitable as well as satisfying results. Do others find you out of touch with reality, or do you find others hard to pin down? It may not matter since things are apt to work out well in the end.

JUPITER transit House Four
Enters on Nov 6
This period marks the beginning of a twelve-year cycle of learning and new experiences in one form or another. The people and circumstances that you encounter during this initial period are likely to be catalysts that inspire you to start new ventures of one sort or another at some point during the next twelve years. You may begin a business venture, or a new career. You may become involved in higher education or the study of a particular subject, receive advanced training, or engage in long distance travel, writing, publishing, or promotion-- and in the end, you will greatly expand your personal, professional, and intellectual horizons. The introduction of greater spirituality and cultural appreciation into your domestic environment is also an expected result of the 12-year cycle that begins during this period. By choice or circumstance you may seek a grander, larger residence, or perhaps build additions to your present home. You may develop a greater interest and knowledge of your family history, and expand your activities and contacts with family members. You may also become involved in the sale of domestic furnishings or real estate ventures, which may or may not include your own home. Should selling your home become necessary under this influence, you are likely to benefit from the transaction.

Transit SUN square natal Venus
Oct 28 through Oct 31, Exact on Oct 30
Enthusiasm doesn't quite gel during this period, unaccompanied as it is by physical energy or strong emotional commitment. If this description doesn't altogether fit you, it can as easily apply to those you encounter. Refinement and beauty may be pushed aside by that which is coarse and gaudy. It is not a favorable time for socializing with superiors. You can become stimulated by the energy you encounter in conflicts, chaos, or exciting events. But if nothing much seems to be going on around you, do not attempt to be the initiator of more dynamic situations. Such attempts can put you in the unenviable position of wanting to set the world on fire, attracting a crowd, and then finding that you've misplaced the matches.

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Saturn
Oct 28 through Oct 30, Exact on Oct 30
Information, ideas, and activities you encounter during this period are apt to be diametrically opposed to the structures, tradition, and organization you have carefully built up. Others may voice dissenting opinions concerning the status of your authority or experience. What you read or hear is not calculated to be compatible with what you have learned from experience. The most productive thing to do under this unfavorable influence is take everything as philosophically as possible. Do not rush back to square one merely on the strength of disagreeable opinions or conflicting information. Things may eventually right themselves again, and who's to say you will not be the wiser or better off for having waited.

Transit VENUS sextile natal Pluto
Oct 30 through Nov 2, Exact on Nov 1
Interactions during this period, even on a casual basis, are apt to stimulate deeper responses than usual. They may lead to closer examination of your reactions and motivations in dealing with other people, though you may or may not choose to share the results of this self-analysis with anyone. Current circumstances may engender inclination and opportunity to measure how much, or how little as the case may be, personal influence and control you exert in a partnership and other alliances and with other people in general. This is an excellent time to test your ability to plan, control, and execute every detail of social events, negotiations, debates, diplomatic overtures, and legal matters.

Transit MERCURY square natal Sun
Oct 31 through Nov 2, Exact on Nov 1
There is likely to be some problem or frustration in connection with information or ideas that come your way during this period. You will be offended if what you read or hear happens to be in the form of criticism. Even if it wasn't meant to be taken personally, you may tend to react to it that way. Those who give you instructions or directions must be careful not to impinge on your authority or damage your ego. On the other hand, if you refuse to let ego or stubbornness interfere with your willingness to accept the ideas, methods, or information you are given, and patiently overcome any other obstacles that turn up along the way, progress is possible.

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Uranus
Oct 31 through Nov 2, Exact on Nov 2
Under this influence you may be exposed to much disagreement, conflict, and turmoil, little of which may appear to have any connection with your personal life. However, organizing your own opinions and ideas may not be an easy task. Even more to the point, trying to present your thoughts to others may be made demonstrably more difficult by the fact that everyone is so confused or at odds about other matters that they pay little heed or give no credence to what you are trying to get across. It is not a suitable period for involvement with the newsletters or finances of an organization, or the coordination of group activities. Avoid travel by air.

Transit MARS trine natal Sun
Nov 1 through Nov 5, Exact on Nov 4
This can be an ego-boosting period in which you feel more confident that your efforts will be successful. In turn, this is the kind of attitude that attracts the people and success you are looking for. Self-promotion works very well, as does using the efforts of others to your own advantage. Other potentials imply that your physical efforts--whatever they may be-- may bring you recognition or a position of leadership, and that you may be more generous in helping others. Though this influence increases vitality, it can also promote a certain amount of laziness. If you are by nature a less-than-energetic individual, this period is not likely to galvanize you into action. It may be your good fortune however, to get others to do the work for you. Some of the most highly favored activities include those that involve men or products and services related to men, military maneuvers, sports, surgical procedures, manufacturing, and firearms. Just plain good luck can save you from accidents and other mishaps. The only word of warning is not to take things too much for granted, or become too sure of yourself.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Neptune
Nov 2 through Nov 4, Exact on Nov 4
You can expand your spiritual awareness, improve artistic sensitivity, and make better use of intuitive skills if you take advantage of the information and ideas that come your way during this period. Other possibilities to watch for include opportunities that may lead to the sale or purchase of footwear, boats and marine equipment, swimming apparel, photographic equipment, or seafood. You may also have the opportunity to travel on or over water. Under this influence you may have the opportunity to go dancing or skating, or to take instructions in these activities.

Transit VENUS trine natal Venus
Nov 2 through Nov 4, Exact on Nov 3
It would be hard to find disagreeable circumstances at the present time. You are as attracted to others as they are to you. Situations you create are as pleasant as the situations you are likely to encounter. The only trouble, if you think there needs to be trouble, is that everything may be just a bit too nice. If you need a more competitive or aggressive atmosphere to stir you into action, this is not the time to expect to find it. Should you happen to find or stir up such agitated situations, they are not likely to result in anything productive or enjoyable. Under this influence activities related to fashion, design, and the arts are successful.

VENUS transit House Four
Enters on Nov 5
Entertaining at home and encouraging social gatherings within your family should be among the priorities on your agenda these days. This is a period that also favors redecorating or enhancing the physical appearance of your home; adding books, music, or art to improve the quality as well as the looks of your domestic environment. Your efforts should also include promoting harmonious relationships between family members. Other concerns you encounter under this influence may involve real estate negotiations, legal matters connected with a family business, or the artistic endeavors of a parent.

Transit SUN square natal Mercury
Nov 5 through Nov 8, Exact on Nov 7
You may be kept busier than usual with writing or other communications. Others may seek your advice or opinion and you have to scramble for the information they require. Pay closer attention to what you hear or read. It is likely to contain something worth knowing. Those in charge may criticize your ideas and opinions, or perhaps their objection concerns the manner in which you choose to express yourself. Take such discouragement in stride because it doesn't necessarily mean you are wrong. If your ideas are solid and well-organized, all you need is patience, determination, and the willingness to try various approaches in presenting them to others until something works. Avoid indulging in false promises, boasting, and misleading information, and do not allow yourself to become frustrated or fooled by others who do. When in traffic you can expect to encounter arrogant or careless drivers.

SUN transit House Five
Enters on Nov 7
You are more creative and flamboyant under the present influence. Mundane responsibilities can seem too tedious and uninspiring as you become more interested in fun and games than in taking care of business or other serious matters. Increased self-indulgence can make it hard to stay on a diet or be moderate in your pursuit of other physical pleasures. Even if you are not usually self-indulgent this is a time when your capacity for enjoyment increases. If you have children, you tend to regard them more as extensions of yourself than as individuals in their own right. Your tendency now is to view their actions, both good and bad, as being a direct reflection on you. Romantic encounters are apt to be more of an ego involvement than emotional commitment. If your creative projects are criticized or romance becomes difficult, your suffering is more likely to be caused from a bruised ego rather than a broken heart.

Transit VENUS trine natal Jupiter
Nov 5 through Nov 8, Exact on Nov 7
There's no telling what good thing can happen under this fortunate influence. Try your luck at the horse races and other sporting events or with lottery tickets. You could be the winner in a beauty or photography contest or emerge the favorite in a theater audition. Artistic and musical endeavors are successful. This is also a time when you are likely to receive the recognition or success you deserve for your efforts in writing, publishing, advertising, higher education, politics, religion, direct-mail promotions, long distance travel, dealing with those of another race or culture, and foreign languages. You are favored in court decisions and other judgments. There is a potential problem connected with all of this. Unhappy consequences can occur when there is too much of a good thing; overindulgence, wastefulness, exaggeration and physical laziness --any or all of which can prevent you from gaining the true benefits of this fortunate period.

Transit MERCURY trine natal Pluto
Nov 6 through Nov 8, Exact on Nov 7
Investigation and research yield satisfying results during this period. Digging for buried treasure is liable to be rewarded. Lost items may be found and debts or favors repaid. An excellent time that inspires shrewd business decisions, psychological analysis, and property assessment. Under this influence you can learn self-discipline and how to successfully exert personal influence. If you keep in mind that "the pen is mightier than the sword", you will be able to use this period to great advantage.

Transit SUN square natal Moon
Nov 7 through Nov 10, Exact on Nov 9
Conflict arises between what you must do and what you would rather do. During this period you will tend to encounter insensitive or arrogant people who make demands without realizing what the financial, emotional or other cost may be to you. The key, however, is not to let your feelings interfere with actually getting something accomplished. No matter what dislocation you are forced to cope with, you are likely to be successful because of it rather than in spite of it. Under this influence you may be unusually sensitive to criticism, even if it is very constructive criticism from those who have your best interests at heart.

Transit SUN opposed natal Mars
Nov 8 through Nov 11, Exact on Nov 10
Under this influence many of your physical efforts may be undone, perhaps through laziness or careless behavior on your part or that of others. The point is that you should not try too hard to accomplish much since it may be a lost cause. Some vital force seems to be missing. Though you may or may not be able to point to exactly what it is, you'll be frustrated if you try to stir things up to correct the situation. There is no pleasing anybody now, including yourself. Open confrontations are likely to turn into disasters and solve nothing in the bargain. A good time for quiet mental pursuits.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Venus
Nov 8 through Nov 10, Exact on Nov 9
This is a period of increased potential for opportunities that may lead to social contacts, romantic encounters, partnership and other alliances, and improving your physical appearance. You may also be given the chance to use your diplomatic skills or personal charm to great advantage. Under this influence you should watch for ideas and information to come your way with regard to luxury items, art, jewelry, and redecorating or harmonizing your environment. Someone may send you flowers or candy-- on the other hand, you might view this period as representing an opportunity for you to send such gifts to impress someone special.

Transit VENUS trine natal Mercury
Nov 8 through Nov 11, Exact on Nov 10
During this period you can expect to receive as well as to send some good news. Now is also the time to establish successful business partnerships and other joint ventures. Under this influence you are apt to travel first class. Meetings and discussion groups can be a particularly enjoyable experience. Communications flourish. You'll know just what to say and when to say it. You may feel the urge to write a love letter, romance novel, song, poetry, or biographical sketch, and may particularly enjoy reading such material as well. Success can be achieved in many kinds of endeavors including public relations, community activities, counseling, legal matters, debates, and negotiations. The potential is also high for success should you be involved in commercial transactions related to beauty, jewelry, luxury items, books, flowers, fashions, interior design, architecture, the arts, and social planning.

SATURN transit House Twelve
Enters on Dec 11
Because this is a relatively long-term period, many other influences will occur that may either emphasize its effect or perhaps mask it temporarily. Other significant factors that will contribute to the way you react, and ultimately to the way things turn out, include your age, maturity, and your past experiences. This influence has as much to do with the past as it does to the present. It will force you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something more solid and useful. In the case of this particular period, you confront that which is hidden from others, either deliberately or inadvertently, consciously or subconsciously. By choice or circumstances you must face your fears and worries, resolve issues from the past that continue to weaken your happiness and productivity, and deal responsibly with loss and disappointment. If you have taken refuge in self-pity and unnecessary guilt in the past, you now have the responsibility to rid yourself of these destructive habits. It is not a period in which to expect others to notice or applaud your struggles and successes. These are private affairs and meant to be handled on that level. Significant inner strength and understanding are gained from such efforts, and you emerge better prepared to deal with present and future circumstances. Under this influence you may be required to assist a family member experiencing a serious health- or work-related difficulty. One of the most positive potentials of this period suggests that you will now be rewarded for whatever previous sacrifice and deprivation you sustained or lonely confinement you endured in order to achieve an important goal.

Transit VENUS trine natal Moon
Nov 10 through Nov 13, Exact on Nov 12
This influence is highly favorable for activities that enhance your physical appearance, beautify your home, or that involve any aspect of art, music, or design. Your capacity for humor and enjoyment is increased. Though you may have to fight a tendency for laziness or overindulgence, you feel most attractive and sociable. It is an excellent period to dine socially with others, especially if you entertain them in your home. If you've ever wanted to take a chance on something, now is the time to try. Trust your instincts and intuition-- they can lead you into some fortunate as well as pleasurable situations. You are highly favored in your bonds of kinship, partnerships of an emotional nature, and in efforts to improve troubled relationships. This is one of those times when everything seems to fall into place effortlessly.

Transit JUPITER trine natal Jupiter
Nov 10 through Nov 26, Exact on Nov 20
The strength and significance of this influence is more than likely to be negligible. Perhaps the best that might be said is that you'll enjoy a certain amount of ease or success simply because the people and situations you encounter are compatible, or at least not of such a negative nature as to prevent you from doing so.

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Jupiter
Nov 11 through Nov 13, Exact on Nov 12
Resist signing up for continuing education, do not send away for books and other reading material, postpone long-distance travel, and avoid scheduling religious, political and cultural activities during this period. Of course, any real choice of whether or not to engage in any of these things may be nonexistent since opposing forces may come along at this time to effectively cancel such efforts, or make it next to impossible to carry them out successfully. Under this influence ideas and activities you encounter are not calculated to enhance your growth and expansion in any way-- and that includes your involvement in get-rich-quick schemes and so-called "promising" opportunities of any kind.

Transit SUN opposed natal Saturn
Nov 12 through Nov 15, Exact on Nov 14
The more work or responsibilities you take on the more there will be. It may seem as though you are taking one step forward and eight steps back. Forget about receiving any show of thanks or gratitude. Nit-pickers and those in charge seem to take it for granted that you will have what they need and be fully prepared to execute their demands. Sloppy work or irresponsibility you exhibit under this influence will not only be unacceptable now but may work against you in the future. An unfavorable time to seek favors or promotion, and to count on luck to see you through. That's just the way it's likely to be. However, if most things in your life are pretty smooth, this fleeting influence is not likely to have a serious effect on your current circumstances.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Mercury
Nov 14 through Nov 16, Exact on Nov 15
This is the time to look for opportunities to improve your basic skills, gather information, purchase or learn to operate computers, or engage in sales of any kind. Looking for a car? Need a job? Explore the possibilities. Situations that can lead to employment, travel, and education are at hand. They may not appear automatically. Do not wait for them to come to you. Go out and seek opportunity and the rest of the pieces will fall into place.

Transit MARS square natal Pluto
Nov 14 through Nov 18, Exact on Nov 17
Power struggles, jealousy, and revenge may be the guiding forces behind some pretty intense activities during this period. Past actions may cause obstacles that must be overcome before current actions can succeed. Anger, if it is aroused under this influence, can be formidably destructive. Transformed into positive energy, it can result in formidable accomplishments.

Transit SUN square natal Sun
Nov 15 through Nov 18, Exact on Nov 17
Circumstances during this period are likely to test your self-confidence and willpower. Success may depend simply on your ability to withstand the demands of others, especially those in positions of authority. You may have to cope with situations that cause you to doubt that you are right or that you will be successful in what you are doing. Under this influence failure is not necessarily meant to be the outcome. It suggests that you can and will be able to accomplish what you set out to do, but not without first overcoming frustration or discouragement. You may be particularly busy at this time living up to promises or commitments that you have made or that others have made for you.

Transit SUN opposed natal Uranus
Nov 16 through Nov 19, Exact on Nov 18
Superiors or those in charge will not be pleased if you attempt to change the schedule, suggest doing something unorthodox or nontraditional, or try to inspire them with a new or unusual idea or method. This is not a favorable time to try to coordinate social events, conduct friendships, attend to children and their activities, and participate in organizational meetings and fund-raising activities. Things are not likely to come together the way they are supposed to or the way you thought they would. Concentrate on what is working instead of what is not.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Moon
Nov 16 through Nov 18, Exact on Nov 17
You are apt to be emotionally influenced in some way by the information, opinions, and ideas that come to you during this period. The situations you experience represent a chance to express your feelings or fulfill some personal desire. Other possibilities include opportunities to visit or communicate with out-of-town relatives, and to find ways at home to more effectively communicate with family members. Under this influence circumstances may present an opportunity for you to buy or sell your home or other real estate and domestic items. You may also get a chance to improve your diet, health, and physical fitness as a result of the people and situations you encounter.

Transit VENUS trine natal Sun
Nov 17 through Nov 19, Exact on Nov 18
If others are ever to be impressed by your honesty, integrity, and worth as an individual, this is the time for you to demonstrate these qualities. If you ever wanted others to take note of your leadership ability, or even if all you want is to prove to yourself that you possess some measure of it, this is the time to go out of your way to seek situations that exhibit this trait. Unless negative circumstances also happen to occur to spoil the otherwise fortunate influence, this can be a very lucky time. Your inner vitality and self-image thrive. You are more generous to others, and others will tend to treat you in similar fashion. The situations and interactions with others you experience during this period are likely to give you reason to be proud of yourself. You may find yourself quite an enthusiastic entertainer or host. Social events, such as banquets and other formal affairs, in which you participate are apt to be joint ventures. There is also potential that such activities will be held in your honor, or in honor of the efforts of a partner or other allies, superiors, and other authority figures in your life.

Transit MARS square natal Venus
Nov 18 through Nov 23, Exact on Nov 21
Social activities, partnership, cooperative efforts, romantic adventures, diplomatic maneuvers, and legal negotiations can be successful under this influence, but the potential is that these endeavors will not proceed altogether smoothly. Jealousy, envy, and insensitivity are factors that must be avoided or eliminated when they appear. Another way to minimize the negative potential of this period is to tone down aggressiveness and promote an impression of harmony and cooperation. If life were to imitate art under this influence, the message would be not to choose colors that blend, instead choose colors that go well because of the contrast they make with each other. There is much that can be stimulating and exciting in the course of your physical efforts and interactions with others during this period.

Transit SUN sextile natal Neptune
Nov 19 through Nov 22, Exact on Nov 21
Opportunities you encounter during this period are very diverse. You may have an opportunity to go swimming, sailing, or fishing, or be able to advantageously demonstrate your skills in such activities. You may be given a new, more effective prescription for an ailment, or the name of a physician or spiritual counselor who will prove to be most helpful. Other possibilities include the discovery of information that will help to solve a problem or mystery. Under this influence favorable opportunities come to you through helping someone less fortunate than yourself, promoting or working on artistic or photographic projects, or simply following your intuition and instincts.

MERCURY transit House Six
Enters on Nov 24
This period is likely to focus on schedules and assignment of tasks and responsibilities related to your own work as well as to those who may work for or with you. Under this influence your daily routine is filled with an increasing number of details, messages, and information. Whether or not your focus is on employment, you will or should be more concerned with organization, methods, and planning in general. Another potential concern may be gathering information about health and physical fitness or consultations with professionals in these areas.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Nov 23 through Nov 28, Exact on Nov 26
In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

Transit SUN trine natal Pluto
Nov 24 through Nov 27, Exact on Nov 26
People or circumstances you encounter under this influence can be used to increase self-control or gain additional power in some area of your life. You'll be able to get to the bottom of things, perhaps with the fortunate assistance of those in charge. A good time to develop and use your own resourcefulness and ability to separate what is important from what is not. Impressive determination, recuperative power, and concentration are available.

Transit VENUS square natal Pluto
Nov 24 through Nov 26, Exact on Nov 25
Interactions at this time are apt to trigger more serious responses than the circumstances might indicate. Something that is said or done in an innocent social or light-hearted context may stir up old memories, deep passions, and even deep anger and resentment. Whether you are the one that is aroused or you inspire such reactions in others is not always easy to predict. Being aware of the potential of such an occurrence and staying in control of your reactions at least, are the keys to dealing with whatever comes along. You should not, for instance, deliberately antagonize others or seek to arouse their jealousy, since such a plan would automatically backfire or result in something even worse. If faced with your own internal conflicts set off by innocent (and even not so innocent) gestures on the part of others, much will be gained if you can manage to rise to the challenge by turning such negative energy to some constructive purpose.

Transit SUN sextile natal Venus
Nov 26 through Nov 29, Exact on Nov 28
Superiors are favorably disposed toward you. Take any opportunity you get to socialize or interact with authority figures and those with influence. You may get a chance to establish partnership or some type of alliance with an important individual, that is, someone who holds greater financial, social, or intellectual position than your own. If you don't think such a situation is likely to come your way, then go out and create one. Listen to those who advise you on social matters or counsel you with regard to personal relationships. Under this influence luck is with you, but being able to take advantage of it depends on being among people. Don't pass up any circumstance that allows you to demonstrate your personal charm or attractiveness. Opportunities to enjoy beauty and luxury, to pursue romance, pleasure, and entertainment may be on your current agenda.

Transit VENUS square natal Venus
Nov 26 through Nov 29, Exact on Nov 28
Things come off pretty well during this period, though the timing may not be exquisite or the setting one you might have preferred. Describing this influence is a bit like giving advice to a woman who wishes her lover would give her a round diamond but he happens to give her one that is square. Don't apologize for or regret the things that are missing; enjoy what is. If you turn up at the wrong party by mistake it may be more fun than the one you were supposed to attend. This line of thinking should be applied to almost any situation you encounter at this time.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Sun
Nov 30 through Dec 5, Exact on Dec 4
In the flow of information and communications that comes your way during this period you will be given, or can take, an opportunity to express your own individuality and exert your personal influence. Don't hesitate to take advantage or make use of the ideas of others but be sure that you give them proper credit. Under this influence your creative input or the strength of character you verbally express in a situation can make a big difference in how well things turn out for you.

Transit MARS square natal Mercury
Nov 30 through Dec 5, Exact on Dec 3
Too much haste or aggressiveness causes tempers to flare. Expect to encounter argumentative males, aggressive drivers, and frustration when trying to put ideas into action or implement new work methods. Check your work place for faulty wiring and possible fire hazards. Wrong directions, bad weather, and other physical obstacles can slow you down when traveling or interfere with the flow of information and other communications. During this period caution is advised to prevent possible burns or cuts, especially to your fingers and hands. In spite of all these potential problems, there is abundant and stimulating energy available. Even if initially aroused by anger or frustration, this energy can, with just a little effort, be rechanneled into positive accomplishments.

Transit JUPITER trine natal Mercury
Nov 30 through Dec 22, Exact on Dec 14
The fortunate circumstances promised during this period involve broadening your intellectual horizons, developing new skills, and seeking new experiences. Communications increase and you are inundated with information and opinions. You are filled with new ideas of you own as well as with enthusiasm and desire to express them one way or another. Though success may not be dropped in your lap, you are certain to run into it if you are involved in higher education, writing, publishing, computers, acting, political or religious activities, travel, broadcasting, direct-mail, advertising, or the law. Your appreciation for speed as well as luxury increases, which in turn may tempt you to buy a sports car or first-class airline tickets. There is more merriment and humor in your environment these days. Good fortune and increased contacts involve siblings and neighbors. Business prospers under this influence, and if it happens to be a neighborhood business, so much the better.

Transit SUN opposed natal Jupiter
Dec 1 through Dec 4, Exact on Dec 3
Others will not be inclined to recognize your intellectual efforts or projects. It may be for reasons of their own pride or jealousy; whatever the cause, you are likely to be wasting your time if you try to arouse their interest or admiration. Situations and people you encounter under this influence may be pompous, all show and no substance. There is no productive way to expand your mental horizons or increase your personal status in this atmosphere. An unfavorable time for publishing, religious or political activities, advertising, long-distance travel, and court decisions. The most constructive thing to do is to stay put in your own sphere of influence and attend to routine business.

MARS transit House Five
Enters on Dec 4
Your willingness to actively pursue the pleasures of life is greatly enhanced by the energetic influence of this period. You need little urging to put a lot of effort and physical enthusiasm into speculative ventures, social events, and activities related to entertainment or a vacation. Creative juices flow during this time, but there is no telling exactly how or where you will direct them. Romantic notions are apt to be physically carried out. Inspiration and imagination spark artistic endeavors. Activities related to children are apt to claim your time and attention. The negative potential includes the introduction of physical aggression into any of the situations described. Also to be avoided are the unpleasant, perhaps dangerous, consequences of overindulgence and risk-taking adventures.

MERCURY transit House Five
Enters on Dec 6
Creative writing or speaking projects may be part of the scenario during this period. It is also a time of increased communication or travel with a romantic partner, children, or social groups. Under this influence a vacation is apt to include a guided tour, or feature some other type of educational experience. Plans, discussions, and even business transactions at this time may involve entertainment projects, social events, children's education or activities, or speculative ventures.

Transit VENUS square natal Mercury
Dec 3 through Dec 5, Exact on Dec 4
Others may think your manner of expressing thoughts and ideas is too abrupt or even rude. There is as much potential that you may also find the reverse is true, and it is others who will lack adequate or polite forms of communication. If such interactions are allowed to proceed past initially disagreeable impressions, the continuing contacts are apt to become intellectually stimulating and provocative. Under this influence traveling with others, working with a partner or other allies on intellectual or artistic endeavors, or planning meetings and social activities may hit a few snags. However, the thing to keep in mind is that not only is it possible for any of these endeavors to succeed the challenge they present can turn out to be a lot more fun than you anticipated. Compromise in contract negotiations or establishing common goals in partnership and other joint ventures may be harder to achieve. Commercial activities related to the beauty business, art, music, jewelry, flowers, design, diplomacy, and the law are other activities that may turn out successfully, but only after a certain amount of delay or resolution of discrepancies. Others seek your advice.

VENUS transit House Five
Enters on Dec 5
If you'd like to put a little more romance in your life this is the time to try it. Vacations, socializing, hobbies, pastimes, and taking a few risks here and there are some of the more likely concerns you encounter these days. It is a period to establish or improve relationships with children, strengthen rapport with a romantic partner, and expand social contacts. The negative potential includes the tendency to be too extravagant or overindulgent in your pursuit of pleasure. However, enhanced imagination and artistic urges that you may also experience under this influence, can make it a period of successful creative endeavors, carried out on your own or as a joint effort with a partner.

Transit MARS square natal Moon
Dec 4 through Dec 9, Exact on Dec 7
Things are not as apt to run smoothly during this period. Equipment falters or breaks down, causing frustration and delay. Encountering traffic jams is a strong possibility, especially if you are homeward bound and/or children or household errands are the reason for being out in the first place. Accidents or temper tantrums waste more time. Under this influence you may suffer from digestive complaints-- the likely consequences of anger, frustration, or eating too fast. Care should be taken not to arouse antagonism in male relationships. Check your home for possible fire hazards. Disagreement between family members, whether or not the arguments involve you, can be enough to send you somewhere else until things quiet down. When cooking or baking be sure to check the time and temperature you use, or your food may be overdone, or even burned. Even with all the potential for trouble and frustration, it is nevertheless possible to accomplish quite a bit. Things may get done because of rather than in spite of the obstacles that must be overcome.

Transit SUN sextile natal Mercury
Dec 5 through Dec 7, Exact on Dec 7
Success is more likely to come along during this period if you stay busy, mentally as well as physically. You may have the opportunity to contact or visit with siblings or neighbors. Letters you write will be creative and amusing. This is a favorable time to participate in meetings, community activities, and every situation that gives you a chance to exchange ideas and information. If you need a car, this may be a good time to look for one. Under this influence you can make progress in design or mechanical projects, writing assignments, correspondence, business and contractual matters, repair or routine maintenance of equipment and appliances. This is also the time to grab the chance to get a haircut, have keys made, place or respond to advertisements, subscribe to periodicals, and reorganize.

Transit VENUS opposed natal Mars
Dec 5 through Dec 7, Exact on Dec 7
This influence is best described as one that promotes the classic "battle of the sexes. " Passions lie much closer to the surface during this period. The most innocent flirtation or gesture is apt to inspire a physically aggressive response. Jealous females are likely to intrude. The loser in all competitive situations will not be very gracious-- which means whether or not you are the winner, you may still lose. It is best to consider that you may fit either part in any circumstances--that way you'll be better prepared to decline the role if you so desire. Social gatherings are not likely to be successful. The energy that is apt to accompany this period can be an irresistible force in stirring things up. Energetic social interactions are certainly desirable but in this case, the party can turn into a brawl. Luxurious vehicles and travel accommodations are not easy to come by for the time being. A most inauspicious time to undergo surgical procedures, especially cosmetic surgery. Overexertion when engaging in physical fitness and other physical activities may have serious consequences.

Transit VENUS square natal Moon
Dec 5 through Dec 7, Exact on Dec 6
Do not expect instant gratification. Satisfaction or success may come, but not immediately or without some difficulty. There are apt to be problems or lack of cooperation connected with household tasks, family-related activities, and social events, especially when such events involve entertaining at home. It is not that your endeavors cannot be accomplished, it is more a matter of having to work harder to achieve the desired result. You may have a tendency to be jealous of others, especially of those who may be more attractive or possess more in the way of material wealth or status. You may also be the one to arouse such feelings in others. It is good to promote the idea that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery because you may be tempted to adopt the tastes or manners of others-- though, once again, it is also possible it may be the other way around. Under this influence too much or too little emotional input, most likely on your part, can slow many situations down. You may not have as much confidence in yourself, your physical attractiveness, or your talents. Romance does not proceed smoothly, although trying to overcome the interfering obstacles may actually provide a stimulating challenge.

Transit MARS opposed natal Mars
Dec 5 through Dec 9, Exact on Dec 8
The biggest potential of this period is that you may have to constantly cope with people whose actions and purposes are diametrically opposed to your own. Under this influence your attempts to physically accomplish something may be appropriately compared to hitting your head against the proverbial stone wall. Making little or no headway, you'll end up wondering why you ever wasted your energy in the first place. Nor will you succeed any better with a show of strength or aggressiveness, since these efforts are apt to be met with an equally determined exhibition of force. It may be difficult to sustain any controlled or stable physical efforts at this time, but things may be easier for you if do not waste what energy you have with anything but the most routine, quietly carried out tasks.

Transit SUN sextile natal Moon
Dec 7 through Dec 10, Exact on Dec 9
Current circumstances promise opportunity, a chance for you to make your life more efficient. Others, for example, may show up to help, keep you company, or provide emotional support. Something or someone can come along to create an emotional high for you, which in turn can also make you feel physically more vital. Creative projects go well. Events and information you encounter can be used as opportunities to enhance your creativity and imagination. Opportunities also exist with regard to women, infants, home and domestic projects. Under this influence you may get the chance to express your feelings. In addition to the possibility of enjoying smoother personal relationships, interactions with most people are apt to be much easier. Take advantage of this atmosphere to establish better rapport or discuss problems. This is a good day to socialize, especially at home. Invite your boss or those with influence home for dinner.

Transit VENUS opposed natal Saturn
Dec 8 through Dec 11, Exact on Dec 10
This influence can only be positive if you have the maturity to understand that there is a certain pleasure in thankless tasks, self-discipline, and staying home alone. Receiving little or no appreciation or affection, and a total lack of humor in the people and situations you encounter can strengthen your character if you are the type that can turn negative situations into learning experiences. Forget about romance, fun and games, instant gratification, and the well-fed feeling that comes from dining sumptuously. There are few if any pleasures to be had now without also incurring responsibility-- and, in the end, perhaps all you may really get is the responsibility. Others may regard you as too serious, too old, too formal, or too inflexible. This is not a favorable period to ask others for their opinions, cooperation, or assistance. Go it alone. Do not take unnecessary risks of any kind because Lady Luck is not on your side. If something good does come your way, hold your breath and hope it will still be there in the morning.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Moon
Dec 9 through Dec 11, Exact on Dec 10
You are apt to be emotionally influenced in some way by the information, opinions, and ideas that come to you during this period. The situations you experience represent a chance to express your feelings or fulfill some personal desire. Other possibilities include opportunities to visit or communicate with out-of-town relatives, and to find ways at home to more effectively communicate with family members. Under this influence circumstances may present an opportunity for you to buy or sell your home or other real estate and domestic items. You may also get a chance to improve your diet, health, and physical fitness as a result of the people and situations you encounter.

Transit NEPTUNE conjoined natal Mercury
Dec 10 through Dec 31
Clear and rational thinking is going to be increasingly difficult to achieve during this long-term influence. Other factors such as your age, maturity, past experiences, current circumstances, and of course, other planetary influences that occur during this time will no doubt contribute to the overall impact, but in the end, the positive and negative potentials of this period significantly affect the way you are likely to think and express yourself, ideas you originate as well as receive, information you disseminate as well as information you are given, and the methods you use as well as methods you devise. The positive potential suggests that you can develop instinctual mechanical, design, and communicative skills, more imagination, greater spirituality, higher mental planes, and keener intuition--any or all of which can lead to success in such areas as education, computers, languages, informational systems, publishing or distribution of magazines and other reading material, travel, transportation, advertising, direct-mail promotions, broadcasting, communication systems and equipment, sales, and other commercial transactions. The negative potential indicates that confusion, disorganization, lack of attention to detail, mental laziness, inability to grasp reality, and outright deception can undermine your success. Keeping schedules efficient, sticking to the agenda, and being on time are challenges you may face on a constant basis during this period. Contacts with or circumstances surrounding neighbors, siblings, co-workers and fellow travelers can become confusing, strange, or even mysterious in some way--or, as with the other affected areas they can also become more inspirational or spiritual.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Mercury
Dec 11 through Dec 13, Exact on Dec 12
This is the time to look for opportunities to improve your basic skills, gather information, purchase or learn to operate computers, or engage in sales of any kind. Looking for a car? Need a job? Explore the possibilities. Situations that can lead to employment, travel, and education are at hand. They may not appear automatically. Do not wait for them to come to you. Go out and seek opportunity and the rest of the pieces will fall into place.

Transit VENUS square natal Sun
Dec 11 through Dec 13, Exact on Dec 13
You may find yourself in disagreement with others over principles or value judgments during this period. In the end it may be a matter of having to artfully explain your position while letting others have an equal right to their own opinions. The potential for discord may cause strained relations, but it is not likely to inspire major upsets. Under this influence a situation that initially seems to threaten your integrity or ego is apt to dissipate quickly in the atmosphere of highly stimulating interactions that occur. Interactions that, for the most part, are likely to result in a tacit willingness to agree to disagree. Avoid exaggerating your own importance in social settings. Let others approach you. If they flatter and compliment you or offer a position of leadership, keep your responses modest. If, on the other hand, they offer insult or object to your presence or status, your most effective strategy is not to respond in kind.

Transit MARS opposed natal Saturn
Dec 11 through Dec 15, Exact on Dec 14
Any short cut you attempt in order to make things easier during this period is apt to have undesirable results. You may waste more time and energy trying to get around the rules than if you had just complied with them in the first place. You resist, perhaps even resent, the authority of others and what may be worse, you are just as likely to encounter the very same attitude in others should you try to impose your own authority. Under this influence attempts at organization or to put some structure and purpose into projects and other physical efforts are going to be difficult, and more than one task may be abandoned in discouragement. Delay turns into cancellation, and anger thwarts the prudent dictates of maturity and experience. A certain amount of caution is necessary since there is increased potential for accidents to your teeth or bones and flare-ups of chronic ailments.

Transit VENUS opposed natal Uranus
Dec 12 through Dec 14, Exact on Dec 13
Under this influence people are out of synch with each other and with you. You may feel the need for the company of others, and then, when other people are around, you want to be alone. During this period your values are apt to clash with those of a different generation or background. This is not an auspicious time for participating in organizational meetings, social events, or activities with friends. One of the worst mistakes is trying to be different just to be different-- and if you do not make this mistake, you may nevertheless find yourself unhappily dealing with those who do. Prejudice rears its ugly head, and it may belong to you. Temptation to judge the many by the sins of one can make interactions unfair and not worth trying to salvage, at least for the time being.

SUN transit House Six
Enters on Dec 15
Increased concern with employment from the point of view of ego involvement makes this a good time to examine what does or does not motivate you to work. Do you take pride in efficiently carrying out tasks and daily responsibilities? Does whether you work for yourself or for someone else make a difference in your attitude? During this period you are more aware of your personal status and influence with those who work for or with you. The negative potential includes a tendency to be ruled by stubborn pride and the need to assert yourself when it comes to how and when you wish to perform your work duties. You may have an enhanced awareness of your own vitality and in consequence, your own mortality. In turn, this may prompt greater concern with the state of your general health and enthusiasm for proper diet and physical fitness.

Transit MERCURY opposed natal Jupiter
Dec 14 through Dec 25, Exact on Dec 16, Dec 24
Resist signing up for continuing education, do not send away for books and other reading material, postpone long-distance travel, and avoid scheduling religious, political and cultural activities during this period. Of course, any real choice of whether or not to engage in any of these things may be nonexistent since opposing forces may come along at this time to effectively cancel such efforts, or make it next to impossible to carry them out successfully. Under this influence ideas and activities you encounter are not calculated to enhance your growth and expansion in any way-- and that includes your involvement in get-rich-quick schemes and so-called "promising" opportunities of any kind.

Transit VENUS sextile natal Neptune
Dec 14 through Dec 17, Exact on Dec 16
Opportunity to acquire a glamorous image or to wrap yourself in an aura of mystery may come along. Under this influence you may find yourself mystified by or strangely attracted to people or things of great beauty. Take advantage of opportunities that encourage your imagination. Allow yourself to be inspired, or take advantage of a chance to be inspiring to others. Let romantic encounters or social settings act as a means of enhancing your awareness and sensitivity to the subtleties of human relationships.

Transit SUN sextile natal Sun
Dec 15 through Dec 18, Exact on Dec 17
Circumstances provide a measure of ego-gratification, the chance for you to feel good about yourself, stronger and more vital. Under this influence an attitude of helpfulness and generosity on your part will reflect well, inspire the same feeling in others toward you, and indirectly benefit your personal goals. You may be given a boost by superiors or others who hold power or influence in your life. Unless negative situations are around to suggest otherwise this is a good time to ask for favors from those in charge. Carpe diem, seize the day. Do not be afraid to go out and create your own opportunity.

Transit MARS square natal Sun
Dec 16 through Dec 20, Exact on Dec 19
You may be touchier than usual when others impinge on your territory, challenge your authority, and question your methods. Whether you stick to your way of doing things or decide to follow the suggestions of others, your desire for personal accomplishment is apt to be very strong during this period. You seek ego-gratification from the final result of your efforts, not from the methods you used to accomplish it. Tension may rise when dealing with male companions or co-workers. Under this influence, the success of your efforts is likely to be delayed as a consequence of actions that are unnecessarily aggressive or too hasty. Having found a way to restrain these tendencies, and applying determination and patience, you will accomplish far more than you anticipated. During this period take precautions in all your physical efforts in order to avoid injury to your head or face, or putting too much strain on your heart and spine.

Transit MARS opposed natal Uranus
Dec 17 through Dec 21, Exact on Dec 20
The physical energy surrounding you during this period indicates it would be a waste of time to try and coordinate group efforts. Though activities with friends and organizations are likely to be disrupted, other aspects of your personal life may not be so disturbed. The unstable influence of current circumstances makes it difficult to predict what actions you may unexpectedly take, or what actions may suddenly be taken against you. It is not a favorable period to act on the spur-of-the-moment, or to participate in new or unusual experiences. The potential is high that the results of such activities will be unsuccessful, perhaps even disastrous. Under this influence being in the middle of a crowd is unsettling, and the same may be said for single encounters with strangers. Make no attempt to act out or impose egalitarian gestures to counteract prejudice. It is apt to raise more than resentment in those with a deep bias who will not hesitate to attack you as well as your lofty principles.

Transit SUN square natal Neptune
Dec 18 through Dec 21, Exact on Dec 20
You are on your own under this influence. Trusting those in charge can be a risky business. They may be elusive and hard to find, or they may deliberately mislead you. There is also the potential that you are the one who appears to be elusive to others. Whatever the state of affairs, it is best to avoid all situations that require clear thinking, attention to detail, and confrontation with reality. Use the available energy for artistic or spiritual projects. Be cautious if you are around water or find yourself in unfamiliar territory.

Transit VENUS trine natal Pluto
Dec 18 through Dec 20, Exact on Dec 20
Observing others during this short period, especially in social settings, you will get a clear idea of what is meant by body language. The subtleties of human interactions are readily apparent, and you can use them to your own advantage. Under this influence others will be attracted to you if you exhibit a certain attitude of self-containment, not aloofness or snobbishness mind you, but an aura of self-possession and control. One of the potentials of this period is that you may be able to turn the tables on the past. Though it does not guarantee that you will regain control of something that was lost or change a past failure into success, you may now gain something equally valuable to make up for it.

Transit JUPITER trine natal Moon
Dec 18 through Dec 31
Unless negative circumstances spoil the otherwise fortunate influence that surrounds you, some of your fondest wishes may come true. Gaining emotional satisfaction best describes the potential of this period. You should have no trouble attracting love and affection. Prosperity surrounds your home and family. Other potentially fortunate circumstances involve the higher education of children, long-distance travel with family members, or traveling abroad to visit relatives or a childhood home. Good fortune comes to you through women and children. Your imagination and artistic or creative talents flourish. In spite of the promising circumstances, there are certain potential situations to avoid. The generosity and good feelings that prevail at this time may prompt you to acquire more than you need, which in turn poses the danger of wastefulness. Food and nourishment are apt to be abundant, though that in itself may be a problem if your own consumption results in unwanted weight or other physical complaints that result from a too-rich diet. Your instincts and intuition are enhanced and well worth listening to. The sale or purchase of a home or domestic items is highly favored under this influence.

Transit VENUS sextile natal Venus
Dec 20 through Dec 23, Exact on Dec 22
Taking advantage of current circumstances you may be able to persuade those around you to be more cooperative and agreeable, or as the case may be, perhaps the people and situations you encounter will be of a such a nature as to put you in this harmonious frame of mind. Whatever happens, everyone is likely to be on the same wave length. Negotiations are smoother, joint ventures make progress. Opportunities that come along may lead to finding or attracting others who may be of similar mind as yourself concerning artistic or musical projects. Under this influence beauty attracts beauty, and you are not likely to be casting "pearls before swine" if you grab a chance to exhibit your looks, talent, and charm. Nor will such attempts on the part of others be lost on you.

Transit MARS sextile natal Neptune
Dec 21 through Dec 26, Exact on Dec 24
This is a period to look for opportunities that expand your spiritual and artistic awareness and allow you to develop and use your intuitive abilities. Taking advantage of the people and situations you encounter under this influence, may lead to more mundane opportunities including a chance to go swimming, fishing, sailing, or dancing. Depending on your particular interests and the nature of circumstances at this time, your efforts may mean eventual success in activities that involve such areas as promotion, photography, magic, illusion, oil or gas industries, charitable institutions, bankruptcy proceedings, art and entertainment. The only problem you encounter during this period may be in distinguishing genuine opportunities from false or misleading promises. Be as astute as you can under the circumstances.

Transit VENUS opposed natal Jupiter
Dec 24 through Dec 26, Exact on Dec 25
You are almost certain to be sorely tempted to overindulge. There's always the chance that present circumstances will prevent it, however this influence is nearly always accompanied by unnecessarily extravagant gestures and situations of one sort or another. Imagine the worst actor in the world, the phoniest, most pretentious, social-climbing person; then, for good measure, throw in meaningless posturing, ostentatious displays, and pompous arrogance. After you've imagined such a person, do not allow yourself to become the one who fits the description. Even if you escape such a fate for yourself, be prepared to encounter situations in which you must deal with those who did not. During this period, justice is self-serving, diplomatic gestures fail, and what should be fine art becomes overdone and gaudy.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Mercury
Dec 26 through Dec 29, Exact on Dec 28
This is the time to look for opportunities to improve your basic skills, gather information, purchase or learn to operate computers, or engage in sales of any kind. Looking for a car? Need a job? Explore the possibilities. Situations that can lead to employment, travel, and education are at hand. They may not appear automatically. Do not wait for them to come to you. Go out and seek opportunity and the rest of the pieces will fall into place.

Transit VENUS sextile natal Mercury
Dec 27 through Dec 29, Exact on Dec 28
If you have an urge to compose something romantic, the current circumstances may offer you inspiration or opportunity to do it. If not a writer of romantic prose or poetry, there is nevertheless, likely to be opportunity at hand to speak, sing, or otherwise communicate your amorous thoughts and ideas. If you always wanted to either teach or receive instructions in such subjects as art, music, interior design, or floral arrangement a chance encounter now may ultimately result in your participation in such activities. Other potentials of this period are situations that lead to business opportunities, especially the business of beauty-- hairdressing and related services, fashion design, and manufacture or sales of perfume or jewelry. Potential opportunities may further your interests or success in writing, illustrating, publishing, or sale of books and magazines; as well as in other areas including diplomacy, public relations, social planning, the law, partnership, and joint ventures.

Transit MARS trine natal Pluto
Dec 28 through Dec 31
Research and investigation flourish during this period. You can really get to the bottom of things with the help of the intense, focused energy that surrounds you. Psychological analysis, assessment of property, and financial investments are infused with a physical focus that gives keener perception to the intellectual efforts involved in these matters. Under this influence you have all the control you need if you do not take it for granted, and you recognize how to apply its subtle but deadly accurate force. Your recuperative powers, should you need them, are at a high level.

Transit MERCURY sextile natal Moon
Dec 29 through Dec 31
You are apt to be emotionally influenced in some way by the information, opinions, and ideas that come to you during this period. The situations you experience represent a chance to express your feelings or fulfill some personal desire. Other possibilities include opportunities to visit or communicate with out-of-town relatives, and to find ways at home to more effectively communicate with family members. Under this influence circumstances may present an opportunity for you to buy or sell your home or other real estate and domestic items. You may also get a chance to improve your diet, health, and physical fitness as a result of the people and situations you encounter.

Transit VENUS sextile natal Moon
Dec 29 through Dec 31, Exact on Dec 30
Romance and/or the pleasant atmosphere of polite manners and agreeable dispositions may be a vital part of your current circumstances, giving you a chance to improve the quality and enjoyment of life. This period may provide an excellent opportunity to express your feelings to a romantic partner, spouse, family members, female friends, and children. A cooperative attitude and conciliatory gestures on your part may also result in better relationships with disgruntled relatives. Under this influence a chance encounter may ultimately lead to enhancing the attractiveness and harmony of your domestic environment, enjoying amiable dinner parties and other social activities in your home-- and for you personally, perhaps to making an improvement in diet, health, or physical attractiveness.