Sagittarius the Archer in 2006
Reflection & Inner Growth
Early in 2006, Jupiter, the lord of fortune, opens the inner doors for you to reflect and grow. Later, he opens outer doors to reveal wide horizons for you to pursue, Sagittarius. Saturn, measurer of effort, sends you on a quest for knowledge, belief, higher learning and the broader sweep of life. Pluto, the underworld god, still works his transformative
powers in your sign while Uranus reaches into the very roots of you to alter the way you live and feel.
The year begins with Jupiter in Scorpio, drawing you inwards on a search for truth and meaning. You may enrich your current direction as you seek to understand more of what you do, perhaps studying to increase your knowledge. You may step back from a path to contemplate your situation or choose another area or discipline to expand your inner horizons. Some
will take the spiritual path, leaving worldly interests behind. Others will be in the middle of things but study them insightfully or with detachment. You may be disillusioned with a current situation. Potent events may be the trigger for such change. This is a learning phase. As you pass through it, your natural optimism will no longer be a surface or superficial cheerfulness. It will be a
spiritual optimism drawn from the deepest of wells within. Jupiter turns retrograde in Scorpio on Mar 4th, then goes direct on Jul 6th.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to your sign, sending you into a whirl of activity on the path of expansion. Professional or personal opportunity, overseas travel, higher education and connections with important people or teachers may play a part in a cycle of growth. You'll be ready for anything and full of the natural humour and optimism for which your sign is
legend. Open your mind and your life to new possibilities. Make the gesture. Take the trip. Your luck could be in. Just make sure the expansion confines itself to your horizons and doesn't do the waistline or the brain cells any damage, for lordly Jupiter can bring lead us to indulgence just as he leads us to opportunity.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess is in reverse motion in Aquarius as the year begins, joining with Chiron, the wounded healer. You may revive old business schemes or be reunited with old associates. Neighbours or siblings may feature in odd or unexpected change. People connected with your past may come back to your life through unexpected connections or communications.
Romance may be a matter of the chance encounter that comes in the mundane or workaday world. Singles may make a romantic connection while travelling, on the move or in general business life. Those in a relationship may find that much time and energy goes into work, business or the outward spiral of contacts or connections.
When Jupiter moves to your sign on Nov 24th, your luck is in. In both love and money, you can afford to take a gamble or a risk though you won't want to be excessive. Singles may begin a new romance. Fortune or an opportune encounter may play a part. Those in a relationship may be able to explore its contours more expansively, travelling together or seeking
new horizons to expand and grow.
Money needs to be saved or put into developmental practices such as study or diversification of skills or interests till the end of Nov. From there, it's time for a risk or the big splash. Try your luck!
Home and Family
With Uranus in Pisces, there may be radical shifts, unexpected changes or reversals of condition that will touch your emotional or family life or domestic situation. Some may change homes or even countries, temporarily or permanently. Others may have change in the family structure, with people coming or going unexpectedly or at speed. The emotional life of
some Centaurs may go through dramatic change, coming into or out of a new or old family group at an accelerated rate. There may be a new member coming into a family or an old one leaving. There may be a sudden change with the domestic situation, a change that takes you by surprise. Some of you may change your thinking about what you want in emotional or domestic life and opt for something
different. A conventional Centaur may go alternative while those on the alternative path may shift to a more conservative road. As changes unfold over the next years, learn what you can from the radical or unexpected shifts that come. Uranus rules accelerated or altered consciousness. As he brings change to our lives, whatever its nature, we must find awareness to match it.
On Jun 22nd, the Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra and into Pisces and Virgo. This will shift attention and associations towards the balance of home and professional or working life. Family or personal matters may be increasingly important or claim attention. You may negotiate or deal with authoritative bodies with a family or domestic situation. You
may shift attention away from more outward of gregarious matters and on to the inner focus of your personal life. There may be breaks or changes with lifestyle patterns or with recreational or leisure activity. Emotional attachments or family obligations may alter your lifestyle. As the Lunar Nodes change sign in tension with Pluto, lord of the underworld, culminating in an exact square in Oct,
potent changes or developments at a very personal level will contribute to this process. Some may go through a complete change of life as an old way of living comes to an end.
Work and Health
With warrior Mars in Taurus as the year begins, you will need to be active and work to maintain good health. It's not a year for coasting. Step up and do what's required. Daily exercise with a minimum of indulgence will be best. Watch for accidents or safety matters in the workplace. Be careful about conflict there, especially with males. As Mars is one of
the four arms of the Grand Cross in fixed signs that ushers in the year, work or health will need to be in balance with the growth of your beliefs and creative or spiritual endeavours. You may study to advance knowledge or skills. You may change work methods or even your line of work because of a shift with beliefs or convictions. You may take on a new line of work or a new style of action that
could transform your working life. Communications, overseas links and new spiritual directions may be involved. Take extra care with planning and carrying out your travel schedules. Changes with travel arrangements may affect daily life and work routines. Don't give way to inattention if on the move. You may be in contact with new or unusual people and their opinions and beliefs through work. You
may make change with daily routine because of a change with work or health. Appliances, vehicles or machinery may be troublesome so service everything in advance of the due date.
With Saturn in Leo, you're in a formation period with career. You will need a broader horizon to bring new prospects, new frontiers or a sea change. Overseas travel, higher learning, important litigations or dealings with people of status may feature. You will need to study the big picture and make abiding decisions about where your life is going. You may
feel a call to stand by your principles and change what you do in life as a result. You may study to widen your knowledge or beliefs. You may wish to break the shackles of routine and, in one way or another, start a pilgrimage to find a more meaningful existence. With Jupiter in Scorpio, such things will come as a consequence of powerful inner shifts or the impact of powerful events or changes in
the outside world. But, as Jupiter enters your sign on Nov 24th, you will choose the path or lead the way. Look out world! Here I come!
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component
failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to come back and do them again. A process of review in the
retrograde phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements at these times! What you think you've said and what others have understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. There may be difficulty in communications or arrangements with family or loved ones. Be careful with accidents or mishaps at home, especially where water and electricity are concerned. You may have to change plans or arrangements about domestic matters due to
unexpected developments. Family members or home may require extra attention. Older people or powerful events may feature. The cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, in range of a T-square with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. Overseas contacts may be subject to changes, confusion or delay. There may be difficulty with communication. You may review a situation connected with study, travel, legal matters or in-laws. You may need to talk things over to clear a matter up or prevent
further misunderstanding. Communications equipment may be the problem. There may be difficult dealings with elderly people who won't adapt to changes. Authoritative bodies may be obstructive. Be patient. Go over things. Wait for the root cause to be revealed. There may be startling news. The cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a conjunction with Jupiter. Take care with confusion or inattention, as you may be wrapped up in your own thoughts. Some may be preoccupied with worries in the bigger picture. Others may be thinking deeply about life in general. You may have a profound spiritual realization or be engrossed in a creative
project or a process of spiritual change. Such things may have been triggered by powerful external events or powerful internal decisions. However, confusion may reign in daily life and you will need to take extra care to stay at pace. Events that come out of the blue may change your plans, ideas or beliefs. This cycle ends on Nov
Your Full Moon comes on Jun 11th. There may be tensions that surface with partners or close associates. You may need to gather the scattering threads of a situation and negotiate a new weaving of them. It may seem as if everyone or everything is heading in different directions but, if you sit down and talk things through, there are solutions all around you.
There is a big change of focus or activity coming that will affect both personal and professional endeavours.
Your New Moon comes on Dec 20th. Make a potent new beginning. Bring efforts to bear where you've developed new foundations or areas of operation. Study, legal matters, overseas travel and the wider picture may, one or all, point the way from here. If a break is needed with past associates or a past situation, make it clean and complete. A powerful event may
set a new cycle in motion.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of home, family and emotions as well as
relations with women and children. Both may affect your health.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo. There may be a change of cycle with career or responsibilities. Someone you have been dealing with may pass out of the picture. This may be a female. A skill or task you're accustomed to using as part of your professional endeavours may no longer be required.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries. There may be a break or change with romantic activity. Lifestyle or leisure pursuits may be interrupted or delayed. Watch for accidents with recreational pursuits. There may be difficulty or a change with an emotional or active child.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces. Home or family members may be affected by changes or endings. A female or a child may be involved. This may come suddenly, generating a need for discussion or for changing arrangements with work or responsibility.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo. There may be change or an end of cycle with professional matters, dealings with authority or responsibilities. You may stop doing something you've been engaged in, temporarily or permanently. You may have to start afresh after a change or a disappointment with career matters. Someone that you're
accustomed to dealing with professionally may pass from the scene.