Daily Horoscopes for November 3rd

There is nothing casual about our communication today because we want to be taken seriously. We may feel as if time is quickly running out and we’re backed up against a wall. However, the intense Scorpio New Moon at 7:49 a.m. EST is a Solar Eclipse that marks a turning point in an ongoing process. Whether we’re letting go of a previous attachment or firing up a new passion, it’s time to move ahead with a renewed sense of direction and purpose.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Following through with your big ideas is difficult now because it seems like people say one thing yet mean something else. But it’s also about what you share with others today, too. A Solar Eclipse activates your 8th House of Intimacy, stirring your passions and intensifying your emotions. Nevertheless, it’s a luxury if you actually get to speak them out loud. Your feelings may not easily integrate into your life, so you must make a conscious choice regarding what is critical enough to reveal at this time.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your relationships are probably more complicated than you prefer now. Today’s Scorpio New Moon Eclipse falls in your 7th House of Others, adding boundary issues to your current struggles. You might strive for simplicity because you are happier when all is secure and stable. Paradoxically, in the spirit of getting back to basics, you could be willing to make your life even more complex for a short while. Keeping your goals in mind ensures that you continue to move along on your path

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Make simple adjustments to your daily routine today — ones that won’t turn your life upside down. But even the most subtle modifications can set into motion a series of profound consequences with the Scorpio Solar Eclipse rattling your 6th House of Self-Improvement. The potential to change direction is strong, so choose your actions wisely. However, being overly insistent could overwhelms others, causing your plans to backfire. Gentle persistence is much more effective now than one dramatic gesture.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may feel as if your life has come to a standstill, but in truth it has not. In contrast, you’re on the verge of something big. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting a creative project or initiating action on the romantic front. With today’s New Moon Eclipse joining restrictive Saturn in your 5th House of Self-Expression, whatever it is won’t happen overnight, so be patient with yourself and others a little while longer. It’s always darkest right before the dawn.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your inner world of emotions may be at odds with your outer world of actions. You would like to withhold your feelings and smile now, but you might not be able to get away with it. Acknowledge your inner process while the Solar Eclipse is intensifying your 4th House of Security. Thankfully, you can change the rules of the game; instead of choosing emotions or logic, seek a position that honors both realms. Maintain your connection with your heart while making decisions with your rational mind.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It is time to put your plans into action because this New Moon Eclipse shakes up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. Use the powerful energy to get your ideas out into the open, whether verbally or written. There may not be a better time to take initiative on an important project. Nevertheless, it might be nearly impossible to follow through on everything you start today. Ride the waves of change with a healthy sense of humor, for the intense energy won’t last too long.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are not saying everything you know today, but whatever secrets you keep to yourself may actually be more important than what you share. It’s critical to increase your awareness by realizing your own core values, including the obvious issues of money, love and power. Today’s Scorpio New Moon Eclipse falls in your 2nd House of Personal Resources, possibly making you feel less confident about your financial issues. Pushing through your resistance is not about denying real concerns; it’s about facing them head-on.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You can do nearly anything now if you set your mind to it as today’s New Moon Eclipse empowers your emotionally intense sign. It’s as if you are carrying a secret vial of superpowers, but you must use the potion carefully or you’ll create more problems than you solve. There’s nothing wrong with trying to save the world, but acknowledging your limits today can save you from disappointment tomorrow.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might miss an opportunity to make a meaningful connection with someone close to you in your desire to demonstrate your competence to the world. You seem to be emotionally present and living in the moment, but no one really knows for sure as today’s Scorpio Solar Eclipse occurs in your 12th House of Secrets. Deep soul-searching might reveal that you are not yet ready to share your vulnerability with anyone else. Don’t push it; you will know when the time is right.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Shine your awareness onto the outer world now, as you are quite skillful engaging in the social scenes unfolding around you. But your ideas may be more fixed than anyone realizes, and you really don’t want to change your plans with the Scorpio New Moon Eclipse landing in your 11th House of Goals. You can engage others with calculated precision as if you are playing a game of chess. Trust your intuition; you know exactly what moves to make. Keep your eyes on your goals; your single-mindedness might just bring you the treasures you seek.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your career goals are more important than anything else now that the Scorpio Solar Eclipse emphasizes your 10th House of Public Responsibility. Your ability to control your emotions can create a magnetism that could have people eating out of your hand. But this isn’t about manipulating anyone else. Instead, it’s about using your powers of persuasion carefully so others will line up to be on your team. Integrate your altruistic intentions with decisive action for the best results.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Successfully planning for your future requires that you have a good map showing the lay of the land. But sometimes it’s quite challenging for you Fish to get your bearings, especially now that the mysterious Scorpio New Moon is being eclipsed in your 9th House of Journeys. Nevertheless, you should land safely at your desired destination just in time, as long as you continue to visualize your arrival. Take an extra step and make an itinerary for the months ahead so you can stay on track as you move toward fulfilling your dreams.

Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses

Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses

What’s the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse?

Tarotcom Staff Tarotcom Staff on the topics of solar eclipse, new moon, lunar eclipse, full moon, astrology

Eclipses are pretty major events, especially in Astrology, but that doesn’t mean everyone understands the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse — not to mention how they affect your life.

A Personal Moon report can help explain just how much the Moon affects your emotions. But in terms of eclipses, let’s start with the basics: A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and a Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.

Full Moon vs. the New Moon

With a Solar Eclipse, which can only happen at the New Moon, the shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth and fully or partially blocks the Sun. Sometimes you can see a “ring of fire” glowing around the Solar Eclipse, but when there is a Total Eclipse of the Sun, the sky can grow dark in the middle of the day.

In Astrology, the darkness associated with a Solar Eclipse also casts a shadow on our innermost selves — it’s a time when we are reminded to turn inward, tap into our emotions and reconnect with the past. Solar Eclipses are about taking care of unfinished personal business before you can move on to new projects.

With a Lunar Eclipse, which can only occur at a Full Moon, the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon. This happens when the Moon passes behind the Earth and the Earth blocks the Sun’s rays, so it can only happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are very closely aligned.

Lunation’s to spur personal growth

It’s much more common to view a Lunar Eclipse because they last longer (hours as opposed to minutes) and they can be seen from anywhere on Earth where you can see the Moon. During a Lunar Eclipse the sky will be very dark, but the Moon will appear Full and luminous, with a soft orange or pinkish hue.

Just like its softer visual appearance, the Lunar Eclipse has a softer astrological effect on our emotions, too. A Lunar Eclipse is a bit less intense, as it helps you to question less and feel more ready to let go of the past, shed old fears and habits, and finally feel light enough to move forward.

To dig deeper into the meaning of each Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse, you’ll want to know in which sign each is taking place, as that will affect the overall forecast. But generally speaking, both Solar and Lunar Eclipses are special lunation’s that spur personal growth.

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for Oct. 18th – 20th

Weekend Love Horoscopes

October 18-20: Identity Crisis

Maria DeSimone    Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

This weekend it’s all about the Lunar Eclipse in Aries. On Friday, this Eclipse will crash into your world and force you to confront the all-important theme of “Me versus We.”

You may feel emotionally out of sorts with this Eclipse if you’re not in touch with who you really are. When it comes to love, if you’ve been hiding in a relationship that really doesn’t fit with your deeper self you can expect the covers to come off now.

Alternatively, if you’ve been going out of your way to maintain independence at the cost of relationship, you might feel as if something important is missing. Are you ready to let love in? Or are you still worried that it’ll cost you yourself?

On Saturday, the Moon enters Taurus and throughout Sunday sensual comforts will help take the sting out of this emotionally-charged dilemma. Mars will oppose Neptune on Saturday, helping you to lose yourself in a sexual fantasy. Or fulfilling one.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Discover the energies at play for your sign during this fiery Full Moon…

Jeff Jawer   Jeff Jawer on the topics of lunar eclipse, horoscopes, full moon, eclipse, astrology, aries

This opposition of the independent Aries Moon and the accommodating Libra Sun on October 18, 2013, at 7:38 p.m. EDT, is a contrast between self-interest and putting others first. But it’s also a Lunar Eclipse that reminds us to let go of habits that keep us isolated from others. Going it alone is often commendable as a signal of individuality and strength, yet the message here is that while engaging with others adds complexity to our lives, there’s much more to be gained than lost.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This Full Moon in your fiery sign is a Lunar Eclipse that signals the need to take a step back, breathe deeply and turn down the heat of your emotions. Passion is a wonderful thing but pushing too hard and too fast is more likely to produce panic than progress. The counsel and support of an objective individual can help you to let go of an old habit that’s keeping you from heading in an exciting new direction.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This impulsive Aries Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Secrets to arouse feelings of restlessness and rebellion. You may be in the mood to break some rules, which is both exciting and risky. If you’re going to ride this wave of boldness, do something original and creative that makes you feel stronger. Taking chances in a positive direction will produce less trouble and be more rewarding than being angry.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The impatient Aries Full Moon eclipse could shake relationships with friends and colleagues. It lands in your 11th House of Groups where pressures could rise within organizations and among teammates. If you’re battling over an old issue, it’s time to change the playing field so that these habitual irritations finally end. Breaking patterns and, perhaps, ending alliances may be the way to do it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Professional matters could take a sudden turn with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 10th House of Career. If you’ve pushed too hard or are burdened by new responsibilities, you may need to seek support in meeting them. Slowing down, changing directions and getting help from others will reduce stress. If you’re initiating a bold business move, making adjustments could be your key to success.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Plans for travel could shift with this Full Moon eclipse in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Careful preparation is a good way to avoid complications. This part of your chart is also about learning and beliefs, so you might have to adjust your educational plans to reach your long-term goals. Going faster at this time could simply take you further off course, so slow down and think twice before making a major decision.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where it can shake up a key personal or professional relationship. Don’t let overhyped enthusiasm lead to impulsive behavior because the outcome may be very far from your expectations. Reaching out and making connections is fine as long as you keep a flexible attitude that allows you to make adjustments or back out if it’s not working.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Keeping the peace in partnerships might not be easy with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 7th House of Relationships. It could be that you’re getting bored with a personal or professional alliance that’s just not going anywhere. It’s worth standing and fighting, though, if you can find a fresh perspective on the situation. If not, it might be time to cut your losses and seek alliances with more amenable people.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your work life could be altered with this restless Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 6th House of Employment. Pushing harder to get new projects off the ground may not get them going any faster. It’s smarter to develop your skills and refine systems to make them more efficient than to race ahead without building a solid foundation. Brilliant ideas may arise in an instant but turning them into reality takes time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your desire to play and take risks tends to increase with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression. But this Sun-Moon opposition is also a Lunar Eclipse, which can turn what sounds like a fun idea into one you’d rather avoid. The point is to be a little less impulsive in your pursuit of pleasure and in your professional presentations. Be sure to lay a solid foundation before taking a leap.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Domestic issues could heat up with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family. This event is also a Lunar Eclipse that’s more about cleaning up the past than pushing forward with new projects and plans. Dealing with unfinished personal business requires a fresh approach to be successful. Persistence may be one of your strengths, but innovation and adaptability will be more useful to you now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Brilliant ideas could be popping with the innovative Aries Full Moon in your 3rd House of Information. Enthusiastic conversations might assure you that you’re on the right track. However, this event is also a Lunar Eclipse in the communications area of your chart that could lead to sudden changes of mind. Double check data and agreements with others to make sure that what’s been said before still holds true.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Money matters could change suddenly with this Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your 2nd House of Assets. This is not the ideal time to make some fast cash so be leery about any get rich quick schemes. On the plus side, this is an opportunity to clean up unfinished financial issues like reducing debt or other economic obligations. Going leaner in spending now will provide you with more resources when you need them later.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes (Oct. 18th)

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Discover the energies at play for your sign during this fiery Full Moon…

Jeff Jawer    Jeff Jawer on the topics of lunar eclipse, horoscopes, full moon, eclipse, astrology, aries

This opposition of the independent Aries Moon and the accommodating Libra Sun on October 18, 2013, at 7:38 p.m. EDT, is a contrast between self-interest and putting others first. But it’s also a Lunar Eclipse that reminds us to let go of habits that keep us isolated from others. Going it alone is often commendable as a signal of individuality and strength, yet the message here is that while engaging with others adds complexity to our lives, there’s much more to be gained than lost.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This Full Moon in your fiery sign is a Lunar Eclipse that signals the need to take a step back, breathe deeply and turn down the heat of your emotions. Passion is a wonderful thing but pushing too hard and too fast is more likely to produce panic than progress. The counsel and support of an objective individual can help you to let go of an old habit that’s keeping you from heading in an exciting new direction.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This impulsive Aries Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Secrets to arouse feelings of restlessness and rebellion. You may be in the mood to break some rules, which is both exciting and risky. If you’re going to ride this wave of boldness, do something original and creative that makes you feel stronger. Taking chances in a positive direction will produce less trouble and be more rewarding than being angry.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The impatient Aries Full Moon eclipse could shake relationships with friends and colleagues. It lands in your 11th House of Groups where pressures could rise within organizations and among teammates. If you’re battling over an old issue, it’s time to change the playing field so that these habitual irritations finally end. Breaking patterns and, perhaps, ending alliances may be the way to do it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Professional matters could take a sudden turn with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 10th House of Career. If you’ve pushed too hard or are burdened by new responsibilities, you may need to seek support in meeting them. Slowing down, changing directions and getting help from others will reduce stress. If you’re initiating a bold business move, making adjustments could be your key to success.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Plans for travel could shift with this Full Moon eclipse in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Careful preparation is a good way to avoid complications. This part of your chart is also about learning and beliefs, so you might have to adjust your educational plans to reach your long-term goals. Going faster at this time could simply take you further off course, so slow down and think twice before making a major decision.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where it can shake up a key personal or professional relationship. Don’t let overhyped enthusiasm lead to impulsive behavior because the outcome may be very far from your expectations. Reaching out and making connections is fine as long as you keep a flexible attitude that allows you to make adjustments or back out if it’s not working.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Keeping the peace in partnerships might not be easy with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 7th House of Relationships. It could be that you’re getting bored with a personal or professional alliance that’s just not going anywhere. It’s worth standing and fighting, though, if you can find a fresh perspective on the situation. If not, it might be time to cut your losses and seek alliances with more amenable people.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your work life could be altered with this restless Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 6th House of Employment. Pushing harder to get new projects off the ground may not get them going any faster. It’s smarter to develop your skills and refine systems to make them more efficient than to race ahead without building a solid foundation. Brilliant ideas may arise in an instant but turning them into reality takes time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your desire to play and take risks tends to increase with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression. But this Sun-Moon opposition is also a Lunar Eclipse, which can turn what sounds like a fun idea into one you’d rather avoid. The point is to be a little less impulsive in your pursuit of pleasure and in your professional presentations. Be sure to lay a solid foundation before taking a leap.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Domestic issues could heat up with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family. This event is also a Lunar Eclipse that’s more about cleaning up the past than pushing forward with new projects and plans. Dealing with unfinished personal business requires a fresh approach to be successful. Persistence may be one of your strengths, but innovation and adaptability will be more useful to you now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Brilliant ideas could be popping with the innovative Aries Full Moon in your 3rd House of Information. Enthusiastic conversations might assure you that you’re on the right track. However, this event is also a Lunar Eclipse in the communications area of your chart that could lead to sudden changes of mind. Double check data and agreements with others to make sure that what’s been said before still holds true.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Money matters could change suddenly with this Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your 2nd House of Assets. This is not the ideal time to make some fast cash so be leery about any get rich quick schemes. On the plus side, this is an opportunity to clean up unfinished financial issues like reducing debt or other economic obligations. Going leaner in spending now will provide you with more resources when you need them later.

A Look Ahead – Spring Love Horoscopes 2013

Spring Love Horoscopes 2013

As the Sun start to shine, so will your love life!

Maria DeSimone   Maria DeSimone on the topics of horoscopes, astrology, love

Looking for love? Now that the Sun is out again after a long, dreary winter it’s time to open your heart and see what the stars have in store for your romantic life. This spring we’ll have plenty of cosmic cooperation to help you out. Venus and Mars — the planets of love and desire — will move along the zodiac at a pace that offers plenty of opportunity for your heart to soar. It’s also Eclipse season! For some signs, that means life altering changes in the romance department. So go ahead, read all about your sign’s spring love forecast. It’s time to smile because the Sun is out and love is in the air!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your sign kicks off the Spring Equinox which automatically makes you extra favored in all things now — especially love!  Not only are you feeling more confident and vibrant, you can be sure that there will be plenty of romantic opportunities in store as spring opens up. From March 21-April 14 you’re simply gorgeous! Venus will grace your sign during these weeks offering you plenty of seductive glow. In addition, Mars will be in your sign until April 20 adding even more sex appeal. Your powers of attraction will be off the charts during these weeks!

Be sure to schedule a fun filled weekend on April 5-7 because whether you’re single or attached, the sizzling conjunction of Venus to Mars will leave you breathless. If you’re married, there might be a glitch in your relationship to work out during the nasty Full Moon in Libra on March 27. If you run into problems at this time but want to salvage the relationship, be sure to schedule a couples retreat the weekend of April 5-7. The make-up sex alone will heal you both!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, you’re the sign responsible for sustaining the beauty spring contains. This year, you’ll be happy to know that when the flowers around you begin to bloom, so will your best romantic potential! Venus, your ruling planet of love, will enter your sign on April 15-May 9 and during this time your sensual charms will be off the charts! In addition to this, Mars, the planet of desire, will be in your sign from April 20-May 31. Although these two planets will play “hard to get” with each other, and never form an exact conjunction in the sky, you will certainly benefit from the mouthwatering love bites they’ll offer. If you’re attached however, there may be a few bumps in the relationship department this spring. On April 22 Venus will oppose Saturn, the planet of restriction and limits which is now in your 7th House of Committed Partnership.

There might be a test in your marriage — particularly if you aren’t feeling appreciated and adored from your mate. A Lunar Eclipse in your 7th house on April 25 will pick up on this theme. If there’s a weak link in your relationship, this Eclipse may prompt a break. If this happens try not to fret … a gorgeous Solar Eclipse in your sign on May 9 spells new beginnings everywhere!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Although your sign is in its glory at the tail end of spring, this certainly doesn’t mean you’ll feel left out of the spring love club this year. In fact, in some ways the universe may have saved the best for last! First however, you’ll need to get through an icky Full Moon in Libra on March 27. If you’re single then it might be a time you feel sorry for yourself more than usual about your single status. If you’re dating someone, this lunation will present a tough blow to your love fest. A break is possible — especially if issues of trust and personal space crop up. Not to worry though, because the planets are sure to align in your favor by late spring. In fact, on May 9 and until June 2, Venus will be in your sign giving you the “fairest one of all” award. Also, from May 31-June 13 Mars will be in your sign as well — giving you all the ambition you need to pursue who you desire. On May 28 Venus and Jupiter embrace in your sign and you know what that means? Yummylicious romance! If you’re married or in a serious relationship, then you can expect a turning point at the Lunar Eclipse on May 25. This Eclipse will fall in your 7th House of Committed Partnerships and if you’ve been blinded by love it’s possible that now, your blind spot will be exposed. On the other hand, if you know that by now you’re living a real life romantic fairytale, then it’s possible you and your mate will deepen your commitment.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Although Saturn, the planet of tests and limitation, is now fully entrenched in your 5th House of True Love, don’t automatically think that your spring is doomed to a dry spell. Instead, think of this as spring training for your heart. Admittedly, March 22 might be a difficult day to navigate since Venus will oppose Saturn. A friend may show marked disapproval for someone you’ve got your sights on. In the end, you’ll need to make the call and be true to yourself. But first, take your friend’s point into consideration … is this person really good enough for you?

A Lunar Eclipse on March 25 in your 5th house might force you to take pause and give serious consideration in matters of the heart. You don’t just want to give your love away; you want it to be earned by someone who deserves it. From June 2-26 you’ll have plenty of magnetism thanks to Venus touring your sign. Love potential will be stimulated on June 7 when Venus forms a friendly link to Saturn in your 5th house. This will be your weekend to take a chance on love!

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Although romance might not by your primary focus this spring, you’ll have your fair share of action in the love department. The main event for you, by far, will be the Lunar Eclipse on May 25. This Eclipse will fall in your 5th House of True Love and you can expect illumination when it comes to your feelings for someone special. There’s a heavy dose of Neptunian energy around this Eclipse and it’s possible that you’ll think you’re only fooling yourself that this couldn’t possibly be love. Think again. This Eclipse will provide a turning point for you where you may consider entering into a relationship with someone you didn’t see clearly in the past. You might still feel confused as you begin the relationship. However, you will have him or her on a pedestal for now and will be willing to give your new partner the benefit of the doubt.

If you’re attached, it’s possible that your feelings for this person will deepen and those beautiful “I love yous” will be exchanged for the very first time. With Venus and Jupiter embracing days later on May 28 in your 11th House of Love Received, you will be more open to love this week than any other time this spring. Go ahead, fall in love. Your heart is ready.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This spring, love can definitely feel like “Some Kind of Wonderful” thanks to a few gorgeous links to Neptune, now in your 7th House of Partnership. But first, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the weekend of April 5-7 since a sexy conjunction of Venus to Mars in your 8th House of Deep Intimacy may prove to be quite titillating! After Venus enters Taurus, she’ll connect beautifully to Neptune — on April 18. This will be your day for inspirational love. You and your sweetheart may decide to take a spiritual or romantic retreat together — and it could involve long distance travel!

When Mars connects to Neptune on April 26 you’ll have no trouble sharing your deepest fantasies with your mate. Love may somehow connect to your career on May 28 as Venus and Jupiter embrace in your professional 10th house. Then, on June 7 you might be certain you’ve found your soul mate thanks to an enchanting link between Venus and Neptune. Still, love is not without its struggles and one may erupt on June 11 as Venus opposes Pluto, the planet of obsession and control, now in your 5th House of True Love. Remember, your heart needs to trust in order to surrender to the deep, life altering potential love can provide. Are you ready?

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Ouch! You might start off the spring with a bruise to your heart. On March 27, a tense Full Moon will fall in your sign. Since it’ll be emotionally charged, it’s possible that you and a loved one will part ways. Remember Libra, you have the unique lesson of learning how to relate while also trying to keep your identity in the process. If you’ve been giving yourself away too much for the sake of a relationship, then this lunation may bring it to a crashing end. Still, don’t lose hope! Venus and Mars will tour your 7th House of Partnership for the early weeks of spring, making it possible for you and your mate to enjoy a heated argument followed by delicious make up sex. March 21-April 14 are your best days to enjoy harmony with a partner — if you manage to survive the vicious Full Moon.

Whenever Venus graces your partnership sector it will encourage you to make peace with your mate. Unfortunately, Mars will be there to stir the pot as well. From March 12-April 20 there may not be a shortage of argument. The good news is that you can also be sure that there will be plenty of passion to go along with the bickering. In fact, if you and your sweetie pie can take the weekend of April 5-7 to go off on a romantic getaway, the time together may remind you why you fell in love in the first place.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You and your opposite sign Taurus are leading stars in this Spring Eclipse showdown which means there are likely to be major changes in the landscape of a personal relationship. With Saturn in your sign, you may feel a strong urge to get serious about what you want personally and with a partner. On April 25, a Lunar Eclipse in your sign closely connected to Saturn will be a wakeup call. Is a relationship moving in the direction that you hoped for? Or are you the one pulling all the weight in what is supposed to be a twosome? You’ll have your answer under the light of this Full Moon Eclipse. Fortunately, a new beginning is possible for you and your mate since two weeks later a New Moon Solar Eclipse will fall in your 7th House of Partnership on May 9. It’s definitely time to do some spring cleaning in your relationship life and once you honestly examine those cobwebs and dust them away, you may find enormous potential for romantic bliss. With Venus in your 7th house from April 15-May 9 you’ll have the perfect amount of cosmic support to believe that in the end, love will prevail.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your heart is on fire this spring! If you’re single then you can certainly expect love to come knocking on your door. If you’re attached, then expect sparks to fly again between you and your honey. Venus, the planet of love, will be in your 5th House of Romance from March 21-April 15. This is an incredible cycle for pleasure and amore! As if that wasn’t good enough, Mars, the planet of desire, will be the same area of your chart from March 12-April 20. If this doesn’t wake up your libido, nothing will! The cosmic lovers connected in your house of love and sex is a rare treat indeed so be sure to indulge. March 28 is a day love can arrive in the most unexpected and exciting way thanks to a perfect link between Venus and electrifying Uranus.

Also, mark your calendar for the weekend of April 5-7 when these two planets will tangle up in a passionate embrace. You simply must make the most of this energy. Plan a first date, or a romantic encounter with your lover. It’ll be hot, hot, hot! In addition to all of this fiery, passionate energy, a Lunar Eclipse will fall in your sign on May 25. This will bring complete illumination about a vital relationship matter. You’ll know whether or not you’ve been kissing a frog and you’ll act accordingly. Fortunately, a gorgeous embrace between Venus and Jupiter on May 28 in your 7th House of Partnership is a positive indicator that in the end, love is all you need!

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This spring, it seems as if almost every sign has their shot at romance. While you might have felt cheated over the winter in the love department, the season has changed … and guess what? Love is in the air! You’ll notice a major shift once Venus enters your 5th House of Romance on April 15. Until May 9 you’ll have plenty of admirers and if you’re single, at least one of them may capture your attention. In fact, on April 24 Venus will link up perfectly to Pluto, now in your sign. This could bring a fated love connection your way. You know — the kind that makes you love drunk and all tingly inside. Yep, it could happen! You see this spring, when it comes to your usual love mojo, all bets are off. You might usually be slow to give your heart away. However, this spring that tendency might change. Mars will also be in your romance sector from April 20-May 31 which will help speed up any love connection you make while Venus was there. As if that weren’t enough to get your heart open, a potent Solar Eclipse will fall in your 5th House of True Love on May 9. Oh yeah … love is definitely in your spring forecast!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

It seems as if every sign will get a turn at the game of love this spring … and you are no exception! Your time may arrive later than the other signs but that’s ok — all good things come to those who wait. In your case, love planet Venus will enter your 5th House of Romance on May 9 and will remain there until June 2, giving you plenty of cosmic support if you’re single and looking for love.

If you’re attached, you and your mate could decide to have a baby and you might even conceive one during the spring months. Not only will Venus adorn the 5th house of your chart, but you’ll also be at the tail end of a one year transit of lucky Jupiter touring the same house. In fact, both Venus and Jupiter will embrace in the most blessed of aspects on May 28 so if there was ever a day you can count on winning the jackpot of love, this will be it! Sexy Mars will join the 5th house party on May 31 and will remain here well into Summer which assures you of a once in two year opportunity to enjoy all of the pleasures life has to offer — whether it’s on dance floor or in the bedroom!

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Are you looking for love? Well this spring you’ll begin a fantastic cycle that promises plenty of opportunity for heart felt smooches with someone special. In your case, the main event will begin later than most, however you will not be disappointed once love comes knocking on your door.  Mark your calendar for June 3 because this is when the magic begins! Venus, the planet of love and harmony, will enter your 5th House of Romance on this day. First, she’ll make a gorgeous trine to Neptune and Saturn on June 7 making this your five star day — make that weekend — for love! You might fall under a love spell and if so, you’ll feel a deep, emotional and spiritual connection with your prince or princess.

There will be a tense day in love matters on June 11 when Venus opposes Pluto, and it’s possible that you’ll feel overly obsessed with your lover on this day. Just try not to turn it into a ‘Fatal Attraction’ moment and you’ll be fine! June 12 is another day to watch out for because Venus will rub elbows with Uranus and there might be a sudden break up or a sudden affair that comes your way. Either way, a spring that might be slow to warm up when it comes to romance will end on an extremely sizzling note. Enjoy!

Astrology Insights for December 2012

Astrology Insights for December 2012

Maria DeSimone

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I don’t know about you, but my world ended on October 29. The Mayans were only a couple of months off. OK, so I’m obviously being sarcastic (and no, the world really isn’t going to end). But seriously, for so many of us on the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy might as well have been named Hurricane Mayan.

All I have to say about November 2012 is good riddance. I am so happy November is behind us, I feel like celebrating New Year’s Eve a month early. If your world turned upside down in November — with the difficult Solar Eclipse sandwiched in between an especially biting Mercury Retrograde — then take heart: December will be better.

December brings unexpected fulfillment — or loss

On November 28, a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini makes close contact to Jupiter. I’d like to ignore all the fancier aspects this Eclipse made in the sky (inconjunct, yod, blah, blah, blah) and just keep it simple. But I can’t. There’s just too much of a story here. The Eclipse is conjunct Jupiter and sextile Uranus. Unexpected emotional fulfillment … or perhaps ending.

Now, let’s get complicated and start talking about the famous yod around this eclipse. A “yod” is a rare astrological aspect that forms between three or more points where two planets are sextile, and both are quincunx to a third planet. In this case, the Moon makes an inconjunct aspect to Mars-Pluto in Capricorn and Venus-Saturn in Scorpio, while Mars-Pluto and Venus-Saturn are sextile. With a yod pattern, you can say there’s a strong fated quality to whatever happens emotionally around this eclipse promise.

For many of us, this eclipse has a fated, karmic suggestion of adjustments and completion when it comes to love. Especially powerful, fatal attraction love affairs or those extra complicated relationships. If you have planets around 7 degrees of just about any sign, you are somehow inextricably tied to this eclipse. You will feel its emotional pull.  I say this because of the incredible relationship that all of the love planets (Venus, Mars) have to this lunation.

But for others, like me, it might have more to do with family and safety issues.

A light at the end of the tunnel

Whatever the case, we’ll spend the first half of December adjusting to the emotional implications of late November’s eclipse. Then, on December 11, I see a light at the end of the tunnel that began for so many on October 29. This is because on December 11 we’ll have the final Mercury square Neptune aspect that occurred for the first time on October 29, right before Mercury went retrograde. The confusing communication and lack of cooperation you might have experienced post-Sandy, such as dealing with paperwork issues, FEMA, insurance problems and anything else, will now be resolved.

Life gets better by December 13, when we pass Mercury’s shadow phase and enjoy a gorgeous New Moon in Sagittarius to boot. This New Moon is when I know the fresh start will be in full swing for all of us, whether you’ve been dealing with hurricane fallout or other personal drama.

For two weeks after this we’ll feel energized, happy and one with the universe again.

On December 28, an emotionally charged Full Moon in Cancer might bring some tension with family, but remember to keep it all in perspective. After all, it’s not like the world is going to end. You’ve got this.

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for November 19th

A Total Eclipse of the Sun in provocative Scorpio on Tuesday stirs deep rumblings in personal relationships. It could be time to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start within a current partnership or to change personal habits that get in the way of love. Facing intense emotions with courage and a commitment to growth can be the difference between frustration and making a major breakthrough toward lasting intimacy.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Slowing down to face the emotional music might not be your favorite way to play the game of love, but stopping to listen is highly recommended this week. Running away from strong feelings or racing ahead to fulfill your desires won’t offer you the romantic opportunities that come from taking a more deliberate pace in personal matters. Your energetic planet Mars marches into strategic Capricorn on Friday, where it will reward you for exercising self-discipline and practicing patience over the next five weeks.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Major issues in relationships may appear on the horizon this week. There’s a Scorpio Solar Eclipse occurring on Tuesday in your 7th House of Partners that might not spur sudden changes, but gets your feelings moving in deep and powerful ways. A slow building attraction could start to intensify or unmet needs might approach a breaking point. Either way, it’s important to act on your own desires instead of waiting for someone else to take the lead.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Think twice before saying what’s on your mind this week. Your chatty ruling planet Mercury is backing into secretive Scorpio on Wednesday where discretion is a must and even minor misunderstandings could undermine trust. The emotional work you do within yourself is where the real action is happening now as analyzing your relationship situation takes priority. Recognizing where adjustments are needed and which habits need changing is the first step to putting your love life back on track.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

This week’s powerful Solar Eclipse in mysterious Scorpio lands in your 5th House of Romance, revealing untapped talents and hidden resources for restoring love and creativity in your life. If you’re in a positive personal relationship, this is a time when emotional honesty can take it to the next level. But if you’re discontent or single and looking, changing yourself in visible ways can inspire passion that leads to radical improvement in matters of the heart.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Some emotional housecleaning is called for this week with a transformational Scorpio Solar Eclipse shaking up your 4th House of Roots. Conflict may erupt on the home front and strong emotions can start to surge from within. Don’t drown in a sea of negativity but also don’t be afraid of uncomfortable feelings. The key to turning frustration into fulfillment starts with acknowledging your own needs and committing to changing yourself instead of blaming others. Taking responsibility for your role in the drama sets a positive example for others to follow.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your usually rational ruling planet Mercury backs into emotional Scorpio on Wednesday while you’re still reacting to Tuesday’s evocative Solar Eclipse. All this cosmic activity occurs in your 3rd House of Communication, empowering you to dig up hidden information and start a fire with a few provocative words. The verbal heat could be the sexy kind that rekindles passion in a partnership or draws you to someone new and exciting. However, you might lose your chance for a romantic connection if you feed mistrust with secrecy and criticism. You may want to wait until Mars and the Moon move into earthy Capricorn on Friday before making any solid commitments one way or the other.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You get a relationship reality check this week with a potent Total Eclipse of the Sun falling in perceptive Scorpio and your 2nd House of Possessions. This is the part of your chart that has to do with self-worth and personal values. If you don’t appreciate your talents or sacrifice your needs out of fear of displeasing others, expect to hear some less than romantic music. But if you search deeply within, you will find underused resources that can make you more desirable than ever. You can’t expect others to fully love you until you truly love yourself.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Get ready to rumble with a Total Eclipse of the Sun happening in your passionate sign this week. This powerful event can alter your self-image and change the trajectory of your personal life. If you’ve been frustrated with your partner or hungry to find a new one, strong emotions are likely to surface. Just make sure that you’re willing to go all the way if you put those feelings into play. Letting go of unhealthy habits is one way to win in the game of love.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your past could start catching up with you this week with the Scorpio Solar Eclipse falling in your 12th House of Secrets. Intimate information might surface that rattles a relationship and undermines your self-confidence. But facing the truth is an excellent way to get the clarity required to handle unruly emotions. Confide in a reliable person to avoid isolation and to gain the positivity needed for turning inner darkness into light.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Assertive Mars pushes its way into your sign on Friday, inspiring physical activity and motivating you to take the initiative in relationships. But don’t expect others to line up with your plans without a bit of resistance. Mental Mercury backs into stubborn Scorpio on Wednesday the day after a Solar Eclipse in this emotionally powerful sign. Seek support from friends and rely on your pals to provide the clarity you need to avoid going off track. The Moon’s presence in your sign on Friday and Saturday gives you the chance to get in touch with your heart.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Keeping cool during this intense week may not be easy. The pressures of responsibility and the expectations of others could be pushed beyond reason. But this isn’t a time when thinking provides all the answers you’re seeking. A Total Solar Eclipse in psychic Scorpio on Tuesday signals the necessity to tune into your feelings and add their input to your decision-making process about relationships. Listen to your intuition; your gut has solutions that your eyes can’t see. The Moon’s shift into your sign on Sunday morning offers you the opportunity to discover what your heart really wants.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The seas of emotions are rolling with intensity fueled by a provocative Solar Eclipse in powerful Scorpio on Tuesday. Cerebral Mercury also enters the story by retreating into this same passionate water sign on Wednesday. These cosmic events occur in your visionary 9th House where you can turn failures and frustrations of the past into positive intentions and inspirations for the future. Letting go of outdated expectations greatly increases your potential to find fulfillment in personal relationships.

Your Daily General Horoscopes for June 7th

Aries

During yesterday’s very rare Venus eclipse the planet of love crossed over the face of the Sun in your communication sector, revealing all the feelings and words your heart needs to express. With Mercury, planet of communication leaving your communication sector today, but not before helping you to find your voice, do what you can to ensure that the communication lines remain open, with a new sense of authenticity possible.

Taurus

Just a day after the Sun and Venus aligned to form a very rare Venus eclipse in your income sector Mercury moves on, leaving you with the smart head for money that allows you to manage what has been a dramatic few days on the money front. Having had a lunar eclipse in your financial sector and a Venus eclipse in your income sector within 2 days of each other has brought most things to a head.

Gemini

Having the Moon in your financial sector as Mercury returns to your income sector is giving you both an advantage and a disadvantage. On one hand this ensures that your financial instincts are sharp as a smart head for money kicks in, but this also puts them in opposition, creating some financial tension. Yet even then this creates some timely wake up calls, as your income situation gets its first planetary support for the year.

Cancer

Even though there is a lot of internal focus at the moment, with an abundance of planetary forces in an internally focused part of your chart, this has created an opportunity for some inner discovery that could be life changing. With Jupiter, planet of luck getting involved next week, this isn’t something you should fight and should instead embrace it, especially as this gives you a chance to transform your world from the inside out.

Leo

The Moon has returned to your work sector for one last visit before Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion leaves your career sector in just 5 days time. When Jupiter leaves your career sector next week Pluto, in retrograde motion in your work sector, will be the only planet active on the professional front, with the Moon giving you a chance today to tap into the very forces that will keep your professional year on track. Trust your hunches and your professional instincts.

Virgo

When Venus travelled across the face of the Sun in your career sector yesterday, in a rare Venus eclipse, it put your professional desires and reality on the same page, allowing you to see what you want, where things stand and what’s possible. With Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion just 6 days away from your career sector, you’re starting to wake up to the fact that things have changed and the roll that you’re now on.

Libra

Hold onto a sense of adventure, a sense of curiosity and an awareness of how many options life has, for despite the fact that new doors are about to open on the career front and life does go on, this feeling is here to stay. Something has shifted and it’s no longer okay to simply go through the motions, with the more you wake up to what you’ve been missing out on, the less willing you’ll be to remain sitting on life’s sidelines.

Scorpio

Over the last few days you’ve experienced a lunar eclipse in your income sector and an even rarer Venus eclipse in your financial sector, bringing all sides of your money game to a head. As Mercury wraps up his short visit to your financial sector he’s working to leave you with the smart head for money needed to work with the financial forces this has unleashed. While the stars incline they don’t control, with a need to take your power back.

Sagittarius

It’s clear that the relationship forces in play are not only evolving but that there are some real shifts taking place. Just 3 days ago a lunar eclipse brought some real wake up calls while a Venus eclipse yesterday saw the planet of love step in and take control. With even more shifts ahead, but with the planet of luck about to get involved, there’s a need to trust that the love gods are on your side. What is essential is having the communication lines open.

Capricorn

All of a sudden things have become a lot clearer on the work front, as you start to realise just how many options you have. It’s in his final hours in your work sector that Mercury is giving you the intellectual savvy to make some smart choices, decisions and plans and to work smarter. This is very much an evolving situation, with some major shifts over the coming days, with a need to have a game plan flexible enough to allow for this.

Aquarius

What makes it easy to tap into the playful and romantic energies in play at the moment, making heart lead themes so dominant, is that you have no planetary influence in either of your professional houses and haven’t all year. However, that’s about to change and as the doors get ready to open on the work front there’s an urgent need to find a balance between work and play. For where you’re going playful and professional forces will both dominate.

Pisces

If it’s starting to feel like you’re at the bottom of your own priority list and you’re starting to wonder when it’s going to be your turn, the answer is now. There is a shift today that might not be felt at the time but will over the coming days, as the heavens finally get around to paying a playful, romantic and fun focused part of your chart some attention. If life has become too serious of late, the change comes from a shift in mental focus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 6

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2012 June 6

Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming  

Credit & Copyright: Mack H. Frost 

Explanation: A setting full moon rarely looks like this. Monday morning just before a fully lit  Strawberry Moon dropped behind the  Absaroka Mountain Range near  Cody,  Wyoming,  USA, the  shadow of the Earth got in the way. A similarly setting  partial lunar eclipse was visible throughout most of North and South America, while simultaneously the same  partially darkened moon was visible throughout eastern Asia. Pictured in the foreground is a snowbank formation known as the  Horse’s Head off a tributary of the  Shoshone River. Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year, and the  next one —  a penumbral eclipse —  will occur in late November.

Your Weekly General Horoscopes for June 4

Aries

A pair of eclipses will add a lot of intensity to the week, especially as they fall on opposite sides of the sky and therefore in opposition. The week begins with Monday’s lunar eclipse in an adventurous part of your chart, which is likely to evoke a sense of wanderlust and a severe case of Mondayitis, as well as challenging your excuses. However, it’s the much rarer Venus eclipse on Wednesday that brings heart and reality together, in an area of your chart where you’re most able to find your voice. It is words or ideas that you’ve been suppressing that will suddenly find their time. In all matters it’s communication that dominates this week, leading the way into a new era of connecting. Eclipse energy might stir things up and get the ball rolling, but it’s up to you to run with this.

Taurus

With a lunar eclipse in your financial sector on Monday and a much rarer Venus eclipse in your income sector on Wednesday will see money matters dominate. Monday’s lunar eclipse is likely to bring things on both the income and financial fronts to a head, while Wednesday’s Venus eclipse is likely to act as a trigger or a catalyst, just 6 days before lucky Jupiter is due to reach your income sector. Yet while money matters are likely to dominate this is not the only show in town, with Jupiter’s last week in your sign all about taking ownership of the future and making sure that in all aspects of your life that you’re on the path you want to continue on. With the door open to second chances on the income and work fronts and your romantic and creative passions returning, anything is possible.

Gemini

At some point during your birthday month you’ll be confronted by a Full Moon that challenges your intentions for your new solar year and provides the wakeup call that makes sure you’re not asleep at the wheel, moving into your new solar year on autopilot. That Full Moon falls on Monday, except instead of an ordinary Full Moon this is a lunar eclipse, with the messages it brings much louder and harder to ignore. This is just 2 days before Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse, which sees Venus literally traverse across the Sun and the nearly 7 hours this will take your heart’s desires and your realities, as well as the past and future will all come together. With the Sun in direct and Venus in retrograde motion, all of a sudden you’re able to see where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Cancer

Just as your professional year should be slowing down, things heat up again with a lunar eclipse in your work sector on Monday. With the Moon not even returning to your work sector until the day of the eclipse, this might catch you off guard, with a need to move into the new week with an open mind, especially when it comes to work matters. The Moon will remain in your work sector until Wednesday, giving you time to work with whatever Monday’s eclipse triggers. It’s on Thursday that Mercury’s return to your sign brings the first direct planetary support you’ve had since September 2011, as well as bringing you to your smartest and most intellectually savvy point in the year. This gives you a chance to break through the nostalgia and reflective web that you’ve been enveloped in.

Leo

There is something magical in the air this week and it comes just as Jupiter is spending his last week in your career sector and when you most need to remain plugged in professionally. Yet a pair of eclipses, one in your romantic sector and the other in a social and serendipitous part of your chart won’t let you get away with life becoming all work and no play. A week of intense eclipse energy kicks off with a lunar eclipse in your romantic sector on Monday, bringing things on the personal, romantic and creative fronts to a head or to a turning or tipping point. It’s during Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse that the laws of attraction and synchronicity come together, as well as the past, future and present. During both eclipses there’s a need to take your hands off the wheel.

Virgo

The week is being dominated by a pair of eclipses, something incredibly rare as a lunar and solar eclipse will always fall 2 weeks apart. You’ll get two this week because while Monday’s eclipse is a lunar eclipse, Wednesday’s eclipse is a much rarer Venus eclipse. Falling on opposite sides of the sky and with opposite agendas, this may create some complications and some work/life balance pressure. For while Monday’s lunar eclipse falls in your home and family sector, Wednesday’s Venus eclipse falls in your career sector and it puts forces on both fronts into conflict. Yet with Jupiter returning to your career sector next week finding that balance is a must, for while your professional star is on the rise, it doesn’t require the sacrifices or the all or nothing approach of the past.

Libra

Your week kicks off with a lunar eclipse in your communication sector, taking what an ordinary Full Moon will do in terms of giving you a chance to clear the air and express yourself, to a whole new level. This comes just 2 days before Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse with Venus, planet of desire and your ruling planet moving across the face of the Sun, in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery. This will put all your desires and realities on the same page, just 6 days before Jupiter, planet of luck is due to return to kick off your most adventurous and expansive 12 months in over a decade. Life is waking you up to what you’ve been missing out on and how bold, rich and colourful it can be. All of a sudden simply going through the motions is no longer enough.

Scorpio

Having two eclipses in one week is something unheard of, for a lunar and solar eclipse can’t fall any more nor less than 2 weeks apart and even more so when these two eclipses fall in your 2 money houses. This is putting a lot of focus on your money game this week and with so much eclipse energy, is likely to bring things to a turning or tipping point. The week begins with a lunar eclipse in your income sector, which has the power to trigger anything building or pending and can often unblock and get things moving. It’s Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse in your financial sector that brings things to a major tipping point, just 6 days before Jupiter’s return kicks off your luckiest and most expansive financial year in over a decade. At the same time this is a pivotal relationship week.

Sagittarius

The halfway point of your solar year is always marked by a Full Moon in your sign, which puts the Sun on the opposite side of the sky and at the halfway point from your last solar return and your next. With the Sun and Moon in opposition this brings the wake up calls required to ensure that you’re on track and a reminder of the intentions you moved into this current solar year with. That Full Moon falls on Monday, but goes one step further to form the first lunar eclipse in 2012, with the wake up calls much louder and clearer. They have to be, for they’re not only competing with a lot of relationship focus, but a much rarer Venus eclipse in your relationship sector on Wednesday. With lucky Jupiter reaching your relationship sector next week, things reach an early tipping point.

Capricorn

The 2 eclipses likely to dominate things this week are not only on opposite sides of the sky but on opposite sides of the spectrum, in terms of the influence. The week begins with Monday’s lunar eclipse in an intuitive, reflective and internally focused area of your chart, taking the Full Moon that will always fall here during the Sun’s month long visit to your work sector to a whole new level. This is a lunar eclipse that asks you to pull back, to question a lot of your beliefs and to stop what you’re doing, step back and take time to hear yourself think. This is in complete contrast to Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse, which falls in your work sector. This will bring a new level of clarity on the work front, giving you a new sense of where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Aquarius

You are experiencing the ultimate of ironies this week. After no planetary activity in either of your professional houses since last November, Mercury’s return to your work sector on Thursday will kick off the first professional planetary activity in 2012. However this comes in a week where a pair of very magical eclipses will draw your attention and focus to anything but your job. The week kicks off with a lunar eclipse in a social and serendipitous part of your chart and while a lunar eclipse will always bring the element of fate into play, this one will also unleash the laws of synchronicity. Wednesday’s much rarer Venus eclipse falls in your romantic and creative sector, just 6 days before Jupiter kicks off your luckiest year for love and for all things heart related.

Pisces

Experiencing 2 eclipses in one week is not something that you’ll see every day if at all, yet that’s what you have and it’s the fact that they fall on opposite sides of the sky that will keep you on your toes. The week kicks off with a lunar eclipse in your career sector, bringing forces or matters that have been building behind the scenes to a head or to a turning or tipping point. With Mercury returning to your work sector 3 weeks later, this will give your professional game a much needed shot in the arm. Yet just 2 days later a much rarer Venus eclipse will fall in your home and family sector, bringing the focus back to matters on the home front. Even Monday’s lunar eclipse will put direct pressure on the Sun here, bringing any work/life matters to a head, where they can be resolved.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, June 4

Aries

Today’s Full Moon is a lunar eclipse, with deep links to a force that has been trying to get to the surface for too long now and finally finds a crack in your resistance. It’s a sense of adventure that interlaced with today’s moonbeams will soak into your pores and into your very being, making it hard to hide behind your excuses. Whether it’s a sense of wanderlust or curiosity that has you in its grasp, dare to follow where it takes you.

Taurus

It was 2 weeks ago to the day that the Sun and Moon not only returned to your income sector but aligned to form a solar eclipse and now the tables have turned, with a lunar eclipse in your financial sector. This time, instead of the Sun and Moon aligned they’re in opposition, bringing forces on the income and financial fronts to a head and into conflict. As a super charged Full Moon, this has the power to bring financial matters to a tipping or turning point.

Gemini

Today’s lunar eclipse in your relationship sector is the last before the North Node leaves in August and therefore the last in a series of eclipses here to help point things in the right direction or put things on the right path. As a super charged Full Moon, with deep links to forces that have been building on the relationship front, behind the scenes, this is more the tip of an iceberg, giving you insight into what’s happening beneath the surface and behind the scenes.

Cancer

It was nearly 4 weeks ago that an active and defining 3 professional months ran their course, but the Moon’s return to your work sector today and the lunar eclipse this creates is throwing one final wildcard on the table. Until now there is likely to have been a sense that a piece of the puzzle was missing, but as it’s played today and things come to a head everything is now on the table. This could bring things on the work front to a tipping or turning point.

Leo

Just as you’re fighting to find the right balance between work and play today’s Full Moon is likely to influence which way the scales tilt, even if it is just temporarily. No ordinary Full Moon but instead a lunar eclipse in a romantic, playful and creative part of your chart, this will unleash strong and previously suppressed feelings, giving you a clear sense of what you want and need. This makes listening to your heart a must today.

Virgo

Just when you’re ready to fly professionally, today’s lunar eclipse in your home and family sector brings a reminder of the need for the right work/life balance. Just 2 weeks ago the Moon aligned with the Sun just after returning to your career sector, forming a solar eclipse that opened some major new doors. Now the Moon is directly challenging the Sun, making sure your home and professional lives are evenly balanced.

Libra

A Full Moon in your communication sector will always bring an interesting mix of intuition and logic, imagination and intelligence together in a smart, intellectually savvy and articulate part of your chart, creating just enough pressure to push through your excuses. Today’s Full Moon is a little stronger as it’s a lunar eclipse, creating a chance to clear the air and get unsaid words off your chest.

Scorpio

At a time when there is a lot of focus on your financial situation as a whole, the Moon’s return to your income sector and the lunar eclipse this creates brings a chance to put things into perspective. While this puts the Sun and Moon in opposition and may create some financial pressure, it’s also likely to create a breakthrough on the income front and provide some timely financial wake up calls. The money gods are making sure you’re not asleep at the wheel.

Sagittarius

The halfway point in every solar year is marked by a Full Moon in your relationship sector, which puts the Moon in your sign and the Sun on the other side of the sky and halfway through your 12 month solar year. That point is reached today, but for the second year in a row it’s not marked by a Full Moon, but by a lunar eclipse, bringing much louder and stronger wake up calls. No matter what buttons are being pushed, it’s because too much is on offer to remain on autopilot.

Capricorn

Today’s Full Moon is packing a little more punch than is usually the case, due to the fact that this is not only a lunar eclipse, but the second lunar eclipse in an intuitive part of your chart in as many years. This is a Full Moon that works from within, stirring up strong emotional and intuitive responses that can bring unexpected shifts in perception. As the truth dawns this may challenge previous perceptions, but a truth once heard can’t be ignored.

Aquarius

There is a powerful mix of fate and synchronicity in the air today as today’s Full Moon, a powerful Wishing Moon, morphs into a lunar eclipse. Falling in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, that rules your hopes and wishes, this lunar eclipse will provide an outlet or a trigger for forces that have been building behind the scenes. While the chances are high for some serendipitous moments or encounters today, they shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Pisces

Just 3 weeks before new doors are due to open on the work front, the Moon not only returns to your career sector today but becomes first a Full Moon and then a lunar eclipse. This is likely to see everything that has been building on the career front since late last year and behind the scenes since then come to a head and as the last lunar eclipse here for several years, will bring things to a turning or tipping point.

Your Pet’s Weekly Horoscopes for June 4

Aries

If one eclipse can play havoc with my nerves, then 2 in one week is really going to drive me nuts, especially as they are sending conflicting signals. It’s when I feel a little out of control and I can’t understand what I’m feeling, that I gain a sense of security and safety from everything around me remaining the same. It’s routine and all things predictable that will save my sanity this week.

Taurus

Strong forces in the air this week are unlikely to rattle me, which is surprising as I’m usually quite prone to the effect that eclipses have on me. This time around this is going to infuse me with a new sense of confidence and see a desire for change fill me with a sense of entitlement. Expect me to turn into a bit of a diva this week, wanting my own way and very sure about what I do and don’t like.

Gemini

My birthday month reaches a critical point this week, where I’m being influenced by forces that make me feel threatened and by those that fill me with confidence and a clear sense of what I do and don’t like. One minute I seem fragile and in need of reassurance and the next I’ll be ready to take on the world. They don’t call me the sign of the Twins for nothing, with both sides of my personality coming out this week.

Cancer

Don’t be surprised if Monday’s lunar eclipse inspires a burst of activity from me, especially as until then you may be worried that I’m becoming a little too lazy and a little too fond of dozing and my all day naps. If you want to encourage me to move more and get active, then the early days of the week are the best, when you’re more likely to catch me in the right frame of mind. By mid week I’ll be wondering what came over me.

Leo

A sense of playfulness and a desire to exercise my social butterfly wings becomes unplugged this week, moving to extremes. I’m in such a need for fun that you might even find me howling at the Moon, especially during Monday’s lunar eclipse in a fun and playful part of my chart. An even rarer Venus eclipse in a social part of my chart will have me just as eager to be the centre of attention.

Virgo

Any week that has 2 eclipses is going to rattle me, as it will all pets and even you humans, but I’ll cope best if I have some predictability and balance. Chances are this will turn me into a bit of a home body, feeling best when I’m surrounded by all things familiar. Yet by midweek I’m likely to find my inner confidence, doing a complete flip flop and demanding my independence.

Libra

I’ve been under the spell of a sense of adventure and wanderlust for some time, but this week the voice in my head just won’t keep quiet, telling me to just ‘go for it’. While I’m normally well behaved and enjoy having rules and boundaries and enjoy even more the ‘atta girls’ or ‘atta boys’ I get when I abide by them, my inner gypsy is just too strong to be ignored.

Scorpio

If you’re looking to introduce change into my life, then strike while the iron is hot this week. I’m not only more open to change this week but actually want you to bring it on, but I’m going to have a boost in confidence to help me cope with getting what I wish for. For while I want change it’s just as scary for me as it is for you, with an extra dose of confidence a useful panacea.

Sagittarius

I’m so ready to stand up for myself this week, saying ‘no’ when you try and tell me what I should do or to get what I want when you try and stop me, that I’m likely to do just that whether you do or not. Even when you’re not trying to be the boss of me I’ll be standing up and telling you that you can’t. So yes, I am going to get a little loopy this week, but I blame it on all the eclipse energy in the air.

Capricorn

You may start to wonder if my missing twin has all of a sudden showed up from out of the blue and that at times we’re switching places, just to play with you. For while there will be two sides to me this week, they are so extreme and are likely to flip flop so much, that you may be left wondering which is the real me. At times you’ll get the action me, running around like an Eveready Bunny, while at other times you’ll get the sloth.

Aquarius

Whether I’m normally shy and hesitant when there are strangers around or not, my social butterfly wings will be getting a full work out this week. There is a sense of fun in the air this week that I’ll want to tap into, so much so that I’ll be afraid of missing out on anything, showing up just in case. This is being spurred on by a lunar eclipse in a social part of my sign on Monday, which will help me to come out of my shell.

Pisces

Pets and animals as a whole have a sixth sense, relying on and trusting our instincts, which has served us well for thousands of years and works well for me now, knowing how to wrap you around my little finger. Us Piscean pets are even more sensitive, but the downside is that I pick up on everything and with two eclipses this week my senses will be going haywire. This may play havoc with my nerves, but keeping things as routine as possible is all the panacea I need.

Your Weekly Love & Romance Horoscopes for June 4

Aries

A pair of eclipses this week is bound to shake things up a bit, but it’s the Venus eclipse in your communication sector on Wednesday that will have the biggest impact. Already in retrograde motion and on a mission to give unsaid words a voice, Venus steps out of the shadows to make her voice one of the most powerful in the solar system. This comes just as Mercury, planet of communication is reaching out to Saturn, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. With Venus and Saturn both turning direct later this month, Mercury is working to ensure that as well as having the communication lines running into the past, that they are operating well into the here and now and when it comes to moving on. This makes communication the key to everything this week, with authenticity a must.

Taurus

Having spent the weekend in your relationship sector that Moon allows you to move into the new week having had a chance to get your bearings, having come full circle from a Full Moon early last month. Having got that out of the way and having had a chance to address any relationship issues or to simply give your relationships some much needed attention, the focus shifts back to all things romantic. For on Monday it’s just a month to the day before Mars, planet of passion is due to leave your romantic sector, wrapping up an 8 month visit that began in November 2011, his longest visit here in 47 years. Now that you’re coming into the home straight it’s time to throw everything you can into your romantic passions, leaving no room for regret.

Gemini

A pair of eclipses is set to polarise things on both the romantic and relationship fronts this week, leaving you in no doubt how you really feel. The week kicks off with a lunar eclipse in your relationship sector that is set to bring things to a turning or tipping point and is followed up by a much rarer Venus eclipse on Wednesday. It’s in your sign that Venus will cross the face of the Sun to reveal in very clear and certain terms what your heart really feels and what you really want and need from love. It’s this pair of eclipses, just 48 hours apart, that will create vibrations that will send ripples out into the past and the future, creating a new level of authenticity on both the romantic and relationship fronts, while at the same time sending a clue for anything waiting in the wings.

Cancer

A sense of both romantic and relationship nostalgia is only going to intensify, but rather than fight it this is something that you need to embrace. Having spent the weekend in your romantic sector the Moon leaves in the early hours of the week, leaving behind clues to what the future might hold and what you might need to do now in order to start lining up for that future. With Venus not turning direct until later in the month and not returning to your sign until August, this gives you time to continue with a trip down love’s memory lane. Avoid a temptation to over think this, telling yourself that it’s time to move on. The Moon’s visit to your relationship sector from Wednesday to Friday might push some buttons, but comes just when the communication lines are most likely to open.

Leo

You have arrived at one of the most exciting romantic weeks of the year to date, with a pair of eclipses electrifying things and bringing the element of fate and the laws of attraction and synchronicity into play. The week kicks off with a lunar eclipse in your romantic sector on Monday and as a super charged Lovers Moon this brings the element of fate into play, creating vibrations and ripples that will bring anything pending to a head, as well as sending signals out into the future. It’s 2 days later that a much rarer Venus eclipse, in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, brings the laws of attraction and synchronicity into play in a powerful way, setting the scene for some serendipitous moments or encounters. Both have the power to bring things to a turning or tipping point.

Virgo

With Pluto already in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, having turned retrograde in April and staying in retrograde motion until September, you’re already taking a trip down love’s memory lane. This week your relationships join in this nostalgic and retrospective focus with Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies turning retrograde in your relationship sector on Tuesday and Chiron, planet of healing slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn here next Tuesday. It’s Chiron’s retrograde turn next week that will begin what has now become an annual healing process, but until then Neptune is your tour guide, which means viewing the past with rose coloured glasses. The reality checks can come later, with a chance this week to revisit the past and recapture something lost or missing.

Libra

The Moon’s return to your romantic sector on Friday will set the scene for a romantically charged weekend, especially as you have no planetary activity here and only the Moon’s monthly visits to keep things on track. In any other week this would have been the high point of the week for all things romantic, but this is literally being eclipsed by an event mid week. It’s on Wednesday that Venus, planet of love and romance will cross the face of the Sun to form a rare Venus eclipse, unleashing all the hidden and suppressed longings and feelings your heart has been holding back on. Falling in an adventurous part of your chart this will bring both the opportunity and the courage to take a leap of faith, making a bold move to escape from a romantic rut or from simply going through the motions.

Scorpio

Romantic and relationship forces are battling for your attention this week and while you need to honour both, it’s your relationships that need to come first. For this is Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion’s last full week in your relationship sector and as he’s not coming back until 2023 and there’s no more planetary activity here once he’s gone until April 2013, you’ve got to make it count. It’s what you’re willing to invest into your relationships this week, either in terms of the intentions set or concrete steps taken, that will determine what you get back over the coming months and years. Meanwhile, Neptune’s retrograde turn in your romantic sector on Tuesday gives you a chance to take a trip down love’s memory lane, preferably wearing your rose coloured glasses.

Sagittarius

While a lunar eclipse in your sign on Monday will put direct pressure on the Sun in your relationship sector, creating some relationship tension in the early days of the week, any buttons being pushed are more a case of the love gods making sure you’re not asleep at the wheel. For it’s just 2 days later that everything is set to come together in the form of a very rare Venus eclipse, in your relationship sector on Wednesday. This will see Venus, currently too close to the Sun to be seen in the night sky, spend 6 hours moving across the face of the Sun and across the brightest stage lighting in the solar system. As the planet of love takes centre stage this is going to bring your deepest relationship desires, wants and needs out of the shadows, making this impossible to ignore.

Capricorn

This week marks the end of one era and the start of the next, with a crossover between the two creating some continuity and a chance to integrate one into the other. For this is Jupiter’s last full week in your romantic sector and due to leave next Tuesday, not to return until 2023, this is the final week for laying everything on the line. Your romantic sector has been continuously active since April 2011, but after the Sun and Mercury left late last month it’s been up to Jupiter to wrap things up, a job he’s taking seriously this week, helping you to put things on the path you want them to continue on. Yet it’s on Thursday that Mercury returns to your relationship sector, kicking off 3 active months on the relationship front which will allow you to take things to the next level.

Aquarius

Having Venus in your romantic sector for 4 months, instead of the normal 4 weeks, is one thing and even having Jupiter on his way and due to arrive next week is a big deal, but the real magic starts this week. It’s a pair of eclipses, falling within 48 hours of each other that are set to unleash the laws of attraction, synchronicity, fate and destiny, making this a week for taking your hands off the wheel from the get go. The week begins with a lunar eclipse in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, which operates under the laws of synchronicity. This sets the scene for some serendipitous moments or encounters, but it’s a much rarer Venus eclipse in your romantic sector on Wednesday that is the real game changer. From this point on denying something real is no longer an option.

Pisces

You reach an important milestone on Monday, one that puts Mars just a month away from leaving your relationship sector and wrapping up his 8 month visit. It has been a rocky, an up and down and often roller coaster ride on the relationship front, as the warrior planet of the cosmos makes his longest visit to your relationship sector in 47 years. Normally here for just 6 weeks, this has been anything but a brush over, with a chance to get right to the bottom of relationship issues and to establish what you’re fighting for and against. It’s time now to bring things home. However, what you need is some light relief, with Mercury’s return to your romantic sector on Thursday kicking off the 3 most romantically charged months of the year. It’s then that your heart will find its voice.

Your Love & Romance Horoscopes for June 4

Aries

With some potent eclipse energy in the air today, an alliance between forces on the relationship and communication fronts create yet another opportunity for a breakthrough. It’s where there are strong emotional responses or your buttons are being pushed that you’ll have the opportunity and resources to give unsaid words a voice.

Taurus

As the Moon wraps up his first visit to your relationship sector since last month’s Full Moon this leaves you with a much better read on where things stand on the relationship front, but also how far you still have to go. With the Moon returning later in the month this has given you a chance to get your bearings.

Gemini

From out of nowhere forces on the relationship front are likely to come to a head, as the Moon not only returns to your relationship sector but becomes a lunar eclipse, with the power to bring things to a head or to a turning or tipping point. Yet chances are what might appear to blindside you has been hiding in plain sight, with fate stepping in to take the wheel.

Cancer

As the Moon wraps up his first visit to your romantic sector since last month’s Full Moon he leaves you with plenty to mull over, including the promise of big things destined for the second half of the year. Listen to both what you do and don’t want to hear, knowing that you have time to work on anything revealed.

Leo

Today’s lunar eclipse in your romantic sector is a super charged Lovers Moon, bringing the ultimate eclipse of the heart. While the Moon visits your romantic sector each month this is by far the most important visit of the year, evoking feelings that can’t be ignored. This has the potential to bring things on the romantic front to a turning or tipping point.

Virgo

As Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies spends his last full day in direct motion in your relationship sector he’s come to a standstill, creating a situation where you’re no longer moving forward but you haven’t yet turned back. This has you stuck in the moment which is exactly where you need to be.

Libra

You’re moving into some important times on the relationship front, where there is a new call for honesty and authenticity, but also where the laws of synchronicity are in effect. It’s today’s lunar eclipse in your communication sector that creates an unexpected opportunity to not only connect, but holds the potential for a breakthrough.

Scorpio

While there is a new sense of urgency on the relationship front, with Jupiter now just 8 days away from leaving your relationship sector, on the romantic front there is a sense of timelessness that is encouraging you to stay in the moment. Take a proactive approach to relationship matters, but when it comes to love it’s all about the here and now.

Sagittarius

At what is an important time on the relationship front, today’s lunar eclipse in your sign creates a need and a call for personal authenticity. With the Moon in opposition with the Sun in your relationship sector this may create some personal and relationship pressure, yet it provides a timely wake up call on both fronts.

Capricorn

With Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion just 8 days away from leaving your romantic sector and with all your cards now on the table, what you see and what you feel is what you get. Knowing what you want and need from love and with both luck and the love gods on your side, all that’s required now is that you walk the talk.

Aquarius

Don’t be surprised if the path to true love doesn’t run smoothly today or that you encounter some roadblocks or pressure, refusing to see this as a sign that you’re on the wrong path. It’s simply today’s lunar eclipse challenging your romantic attentions, with a heart and love that is true likely to come out stronger and more determined as a result.

Pisces

Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos is now just a month away from leaving your relationship sector and he’ll be doing everything he can to encourage you to make this final month count. Where before it was challenges that you had to respond to, focus now on taking your relationships into the future.