KEY ASTROLOGY Saturn and Uranus -
The Mover & Shaker Planets in 2018 It’s no surprise many of you are saying what a roller-coaster year 2017 has been; and you’re not wrong! There were more than a few planetary aspects this year that weighed heavily on us personally and globally. However the good news is 2018 looks to be less challenging and stressful, it has a calm and efficient air, almost serious… but then (serious) Saturn is moving into its own sign of Capricorn on the 20th December 2017 and will remain there until December 2020. Both Saturn and the positive expressions of Capricorn are structured, hardworking, persistent, resilient, practical, and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the best version of themselves. Saturn is at home in Capricorn and when a planet is going through its own sign, it is able to express its best qualities. That isn’t to say we’re not going to experience any ups and downs during the year (that could be boring!) but any that do crop up will be manageable so long as we take a responsible attitude, especially towards the economy and our personal finances. Saturn in Capricorn is where we run out of excuses and must face reality without rose-coloured glasses! Saturn teaches us patience and urges us to take things rather more slowly, so if you are the kind of person who crashes through life at top speed you may come to a resounding halt at some point. However if that happens there will be a good reason and the downtime will help you reflect on your direction in life whether it’s career, relationship, location etc. Is it working? Is it right for you? Make no mistake this coming year will require effort. Freedom is not about escaping responsibilities or breaking rules. We grow through failures as much as successes and need to let go of self-defeating attitudes that could hold us back; recognise any over-expectations and see how these may have contributed to frustration or feeling let-down. Saturn transiting through Capricorn demands sincerity and authenticity, with quality always overriding quantity! Also, in order to benefit and learn from this transit, we need to accept that some options may be limited purely for us to enjoy a simpler, more fulfilling life. A strange phenomenon that occasionally happens is when our chosen direction does an about turn and life sends us another way…yet always for the right reason even if we can’t see it at the time! The more negative expressions of Capricorn, like excessive materialism, pessimism, and rigidity, are things that won’t work for us now. These will be in the spotlight of Saturn’s stern eye and it will become evident there is a price to pay for this behaviour or that too much time, energy and happiness has been lost on these things! What we are now striving towards is order, integrity, patience, and perseverance. This applies on a global as well a personal level and governments/ big corporations/politicians will also be under the scrutiny of
KEY TO MIJAS COSTA
By Janet Powell
Saturn during the next three years. Hey ho, watch this space! The next big planetary change in 2018 will be Uranus as it moves from spontaneous and fiery Aries (where it has been since 2011) into steadfast and earthy Taurus! Uranus represents change in any form. It is revolutionary, rebellious, futuristic as well as unpredictable and can surprise us when we least expect it! While Uranus has been going through Aries it fired up the engines of change with significant advancements in science and technology … life on planet Earth will never be the same! At the moment we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg as we step into an as yet unknown future that could reveal some ingenious discoveries and innovations still on someone’s drawing board! (Have you checked yours lately?). But change doesn’t happen overnight and in slow moving Taurus, perseverance and patience will be key. When Saturn and the outer Planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) move from one sign to another it is a huge step … remembering that each has spent many years in one sign. The two major planetary influences above will undoubtedly affect all our lives in one way or another and to one degree or another. Although Astrology can never make an exact prediction it can reveal certain trends and the most beneficial path for us to take. From the Saturnian point of view, we need to recognise and let go of old patterns that are holding us back in order to move forward with a clear vision. Discipline and a more serious outlook towards the future are what’s required… that is, the future of each and every one of us on this Planet. And Uranus? Well if you have been contemplating innovative or unusual ideas, projects or inventions (Uranus) of a practical nature (Saturn) then next year could see a breakthrough for you. Perseverance and dedication will reap the rewards you’ve been seeking. For those who would like to learn more about Astrology I’m proposing a Beginners Workshop (maximum 5 persons) in Mijas at the end of January 2018. It will be held during an afternoon from 2pm – 6.30pm with a half hour break. If you are interested in joining please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th January 2018 and I’ll forward the details. At the moment this is the only workshop I shall be running in 2018 so don’t miss out if you want to learn more about this fascinating subject. I also run private one to one counselling sessions using the astrology birth chart. If you are going through a challenging or difficult phase, if you are unsure of your direction or simply need guidance the birth chart will reveal a lot about what is happening in your life and how best to deal with a situation. Write to me at email@example.com if you would like more information or to book a session. Finally I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a ‘FANTABULOUS’ New Year 2018.
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