The Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, arrives on Saturday, December 21. The Winter Solstice is a time to celebrate the return of the light as the days will start to be longer after the solstice arrives.
The new year of 2014 will present many opportunities for profound growth. Karmic Saturn will spend most of 2014 in the depth-seeking water sign of Scorpio. And depth-seeking Pluto will be in the Saturn-ruled earth sign of Capricorn throughout the year, intensifying the trend toward cleansing, purification, and self-discovery. You may will feel an urge to avoid complex or tangled issues under this highly intense influence. But circumstances may push you to discover previously hidden information and feelings so they may be untangled and healed. This process of unearthing, purifying, and rectifying is going on across the planet — notice all the drilling, construction, reconstruction, and destruction of man-made structures and natural resources. It can be a bit messy on the physical level, but it is a mirror of what is going on in our psyches. This is a time of clearing away the old to make room for the new.
The movement of karmic Saturn from Scorpio to Sagittarius on December 23, 2014, will give you the greatest power when you seek spiritual solutions. Saturn was last in Sagittarius from late 1985 to late 1988, so you will be re-visiting and resolving on a higher level questions from that time.
A series of alignments of Jupiter (expansion), Uranus (change, electronic innovation), and Pluto (depth, unearthing what is under the ocean and earth) will occur in late January, late February, April, and December 2014. These will be times of tremendous change for everyone as each of you re-calibrates, and then adjusts to the changes initiated by the people around you. The energy will intensify under the influence of a series of eclipses on April 15, April 29, October 8, and October 23, 2014. These intense energy periods will set the stage for events that will manifest in a more pronounced way in the next year: unpredictable changes in weather patterns, gyrations in financial markets, fragmented governmental actions and inactions, and a rapid pace of electronic innovations.
Further, we are heading into a new year when you will even more strongly feel the pull between polarities of light and dark — between the old & new, independence & dependence, individualism & following others, spirituality & materialism, and honesty & deception. This is due to the reversal of the earth's geo-magnetic poles that we already are currently undergoing. The reversal of the earth's geo-magnetic poles causes extremes to emerge before a new equilibrium is found. Consequently, you will face many choices. For stability, it will be important to hold your center and find a personal balance between polarities.
Exercise your discernment and good judgment to stay balanced between the pulls of light and dark. Choose that which is positive, life-affirming, and healing rather than pursuits that will make you feel confused, frenetic, or foggy in your thinking.
Determine what will help you slow down so you can feel your feelings rather than speed you up so you risk weakening your connection to your soul. Choose activities that will energize you instead of exhausting your energy supply. Consider practicing yoga and meditation to keep energy flowing smoothly through your body and mind. It actually will be more beneficial to go slowly, or go with the flow, rather than swim against the current. Many cosmic energies will be colliding, creating erratic openings and blockages. Rather than try to impose your own timing, follow the natural flow for best results.
You may at times feel bombarded by intense celestial energies as the earth's protective magnetic field weakens during the magnetic pole shift. It will not be possible to do everything at the same time (multi-tasking), to necessarily function in logical, methodical ways, or to do things as you may have done them in the past. So, try to focus on one thing at a time and rely upon your intuition to decide what will take you to a higher path. The opportunities to spiral to either higher or lower consciousness will be numerous.
Examples of paths that will take you to higher consciousness:
* quiet; solitude; deep breathing; mindfulness; consideration of others; giving generously from your heart; moving slowly and rhythmically; rhythmic music and exercise; bright colors that are highly saturated and enlivening; clean, clear, moving water (rivers, oceans, rain); clean air (especially after rain); contact with nature; yoga, meditation and prayer; doing the right thing
Examples of paths that that will take you to lower consciousness:
* loud noise; following the crowd without thinking; fast-paced activities; multi-tasking; disharmonious, intermittent or sporadic musical rhythms; faded colors; smoke-filled air; being controlled by others or being controlling of others; aggressive demonstrations of power
The reversal of the earth's magnetic poles is a geo-physical phenomenon that naturally occurs approximately every 750,000 years. It is a natural balancing process that can happen instantaneously — or it can take many years (as it has been doing), due to energetic resistance (lower vibrations) caused by negative thoughts, greed, and other imbalances in human consciousness. These imbalances cause the upswing in natural disasters, which further slows the natural process. Positive thoughts and prayer will make the transition go more smoothly.
Due to the unstable magnetic field of the earth at this time, too much activity or information will feel disorienting. Choose carefully what you focus on. Keep your mind clear. In your communications, clarify your points first in your own mind and then choose your words carefully. It will help you — and others — if you make yourself as clear as is possible in as few words as possible.
In keeping with my message, I will keep this brief (as compared to recent years) and conclude this yearly forecast with 10 steps for raising your magnetic resonance under a magnetic pole reversal, astrological predictions for every sign of the zodiac, and specific dates for important planetary alignments in 2014.
While the magnetic resonance of the earth continues to weaken as the magnetic poles shift toward reversal at an accelerating rate, it is helpful to take steps to raise your magnetic resonance to stay centered in the days to come.
10 Suggestions for Raising Your Magnetic Resonance during Magnetic Pole Reversal:
- Focus on your heart. The energy of your heart is 5,000 times more powerful than that of your other organs, including your brain. A strong awareness of your heart, of giving, of charity, of compassion, of empathy, will raise your magnetic resonance and guide you to the right people and places to be safe in 2013 and beyond.
- Meditate. Focus on your spiritual eye in the center of your forehead, become aware of your breathing and inwardly chant Om. This activity will align you with your soul and Spirit and raise your personal magnetic resonance so all of your needs are fulfilled.
- Think positive thoughts. Positive thinking raises your magnetic resonance and attracts you to—and to you—the positive outcome on which you focus.
- Visualize what you want to create – and you will electromagnetically attract the object of your visualization.
- Pray. Your prayers for yourself and others raise your magnetic resonance and increase the magnetic field of the person you are praying for —as well as for the planet as a whole.
- Affirm. Affirm in your mind repeatedly throughout the day the positive reality you envision for yourself and others.
- Give as much as you can. Charity opens the way for more abundance to come to you.
- Practice gratitude. Gratitude paves the way for more of what you are thankful for to come to you.
- Raise your magnetic resonance through physical methods – get plenty of sunshine, clean water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and feel the beneficial effects of negative ions (positive energy) from moving water, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, or even rain – God's way of cleaning the earth to bring positive energy.
- Simplify. Lower your expectations, especially the unrealistic ones. Focus on what is important. Let go of the rest.
Focus your mind, open your heart, raise your awareness, and have a great 2014!
Many, many blessings for love, light, healing, and an upwardly spiraling path,
Written December 18, 2013
read on for dates of upcoming planetary alignments, and then for your
Personalized Astrological Predictions.
Planetary Patterns - 2014
January 31 * Jupiter in Cancer Opposite Pluto in Capricorn — Buried Financial Information Changes Your Perspective
January 31 * Venus Direct in Capricorn — Relationship Harmony Restored
February 6 * Mercury Retrograde in Pisces — Feelings Predominate Over Logic
February 18 * North Node enters Libra — Fated Relationships take the Spotlight
February 26 * Jupiter in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries — Time to Make an Innovative Change
February 28 * Mercury Direct in Aquarius — Communications are Clarified
March 1 * Mars Retrograde in Libra — Conflicts from the Past are Resolved
March 20 * Spring Equinox — Day and Night of Equal Length — Days are Becoming Longer — Renewed Energy Helps You Focus on Positive Movement
April 15 * Full Moon Total Eclipse in Aries & Libra (visible in North & South America, East Asia) — Forthright Action is Favored
April 20 * Jupiter in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries — Experiment with Innovative Solutions
April 20 * Jupiter in Cancer Opposite Pluto in Capricorn — Financial Revelations Change Course of Global Events
April 21 * Uranus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn — Government Regulations Appear Out of Control
April 29 * New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse (visible in Australia & Antarctica) — Consider Availability of Emergency Resources
May 20 * Mars Direct in Libra — Tangled Negotiations Become Simplified
May 24 * Jupiter Trine Saturn — Important Work is Accomplished
June 7 * Mercury Retrograde in Cancer — Feelings are the Focus
June 12 * Jupiter in Cancer Sesquiquadrate Neptune in Pisces — Your Intuition is Heightened
June 21 * Summer Solstice — Longest Day of the Year — Your Energy is at a Peak
July 1 * Mercury Direct in Gemini — You Achieve Clarity
July 16 * Jupiter Enters Leo (first time in 13 years) — Express Yourself but be Considerate of Others
August 15 * Jupiter in Leo Inconjunct Neptune in Pisces — Back Up Intuitive Impulses With Hard Data
September 5 * Jupiter in Leo Inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn — Too Much of a Good Thing; Practice Moderation
September 23 * Autumn Equinox — Day and Night of Equal Length — Nights Soon to Become Longer — Practice Introspection
September 25 * Jupiter in Leo Trine Uranus in Aries — Change Brings Positive Results
October 4 * Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio — Clear Up Misunderstandings From The Past
October 8 * Total Lunar Eclipse in Libra and Aries (visible in North & South America, Australia & Asia) — Diplomacy Prevails
October 23 * Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio (visible in North & South America, Eastern Siberia) — Mysterious Actions Are Soon to be De-Mystified
October 25 * Mercury Direct in Libra — Diplomacy Brings Harmonious Relationships
November 27 * Saturn in Scorpio Semisquare Pluto in Capricorn — Power of Underground Water and Subterranean Emotions is Revealed
December 3 * Saturn in Scorpio Sesquiquadrate Uranus in Aries — Power of Authorities Causes Frustration
December 15 * Uranus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn — Governmental Structures Undergo Sudden Changes, Particularly in the Mideast
December 21 * Winter Solstice — Longest Night of the Year — Engage in Spiritual Practice
December 23 * Saturn enters Sagittarius — After More than 2 Years in the Psychologically Deep Sign of Scorpio, Karmic Saturn Enters the Spiritual Sign of Sagittarius — Prepare to Receive Spiritual Insight & Awakening
* All dates are calculated for Greenwich Mean Time
2014 Personal Predictions for Your Astrological Sign
(March 21 – April 19)
You will go through more than the usual number of changes in 2014. Some of the changes will come as a surprise without your prior awareness. Other changes will evolve slowly. For the most beneficial results, think about how to integrate the wisdom you gain from both the sudden changes and the slowly evolving transformations. A new life direction will naturally emerge as you take some quiet time, slow down and listen to messages from your soul. Your most active periods in 2014 will occur under the influence of two Full Moon Total Eclipses, one on April 15 and the other on October 8. Your power to initiate ambitious action will be at a zenith on April 15. Your diplomacy will prevail on October 8. Positive changes that support your growth will occur on February 26 and April 20. Introspect about how you would like to express your soul's energy in your daily life. As you express yourself with greater authenticity and diplomacy, you will become a more effective leader. You will meet with headstrong people who challenge you from the beginning of the year until July 25, 2014, when Mars exits your opposing sign of Libra. Situations will begin straightening out and people will peacefully partner with you to achieve mutually beneficial goals, beginning on May 19, 2014, when Mars, your planetary ruler, completes its retrograde period. Until May, people may intentionally — or unintentionally — stall your forward progress. Pray and meditate to discern right action.
(April 20 – May 20)
A series of planetary alignments in 2014 will lighten your load and shift your focus from seeking and acquiring to giving and letting go. You will appreciate what you do have rather than lament what you do not have in the coming year. Taurus natives have excellent financial acumen and the ability to sense where material goods of value can be found. You will begin to concentrate on the value of expressing positive psychological traits, such as generosity, acceptance, and fair-mindedness in the coming year. You will see that material prosperity is meaningless to you without richness of character in the people who surround you. The karmic planet Saturn leaves your opposing sign of Scorpio on December 23, 2014. You will feel relieved of excess burdens at that time. A solar eclipse in Taurus on April 29 will re-orient your finances for a six-month period. Another solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 23 will bring a new relationship into your life. Venus in Taurus from May 28 to June 23 will strengthen your magnetism and help you attract what you need. And a planetary line-up of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will give you the impetus to start a new project that you previously thought was too risky.
21 – June 21)
You don't mind a little confusion as your clever mind can make sense of the most complicated conundrum. But if you can't decipher the events that will be swirling around you in 2014, resort to psychological introspection because many of your answers will come through a better understanding of yourself and the reasons you have created the situations you are in. This also is a good year to receive medical attention for a subtle disruption to your health. You will have an opportunity to relax, reflect upon the past, and reconsider new directions under the influence of mercury retrograde from Feb. 6 to 28, June 7 to July 1, and October 4 to 25, 2014. An activating planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, on April 20-21, will increase the level of activity around you. So be prepared to make positive changes as the energy level rises. Mars in Sagittarius from September 13 to October 26, 2014, will bring strong-willed people into your life, so make sure to remain centered in your inner truth.
(June 22 – July 22)
Powerful Pluto in your opposing sign of Capricorn in 2014 — and until 2024 — will bring people into your life who will test your limits. They will first challenge you and then support you — in an effort to help you find your center and express yourself authentically. These people won't judge you. They will accept you as you are. The experience of unconditional acceptance will prompt you to take more risks to express your true self. You are always honest with what you do say. But there are vast reservoirs of information that have been hidden in your awareness over the years by your decisions to not say anything. It is time to spill the beans to achieve greater depth and authenticity, and eventually greater peace and harmony, in your long-term relationships. The influence of Saturn in Scorpio may temporarily prevent new people from coming into your life, so you will be forced to make peace in the relationships you currently are involved in. A long trip you might be contemplating will help you to release some inhibitions. A lunar eclipse combined with a planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, on April 20-21, will help you make an important decision. Another lunar eclipse on October 8 will facilitate the results of a decision you will have made in April.
(July 23 – August 22)
The coming year of 2014 will be a good time to change jobs or make a move that you have been contemplating. This is the year to make your mark on the world. But while you are making a positive impression upon others, particularly in the second half of the year, take care of your health. Underlying issues that may have not bothered you in the past will surface and demand your healing attention. As you clear up long-standing, subtle issues in the coming year, you will feel as if you have a stronger foundation upon which to build your future. Spontaneous long-distance travel will create positive outcomes. Jupiter, planet of luck, will enter Leo for the first time in 13 years on July 16, 2014. Jupiter will remain in Leo until mid-2015, opening the way self-expansion and growth. Mars in Libra until July 25, 2014, will require that you exercise diplomacy to obtain the best results. Something that you have deserved for a long time will finally come to you! A planetary line-up of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will give you a chance for a life-transforming experience in 2014.
(August 23 – September 22)
With dreamy Neptune in your opposing sign of Pisces throughout 2014, you may feel confused by the lack of logic in the events swirling around you. Rather than try to stop the flow — or the swirl, as the case may be — use your spare time to make spiritual progress in 2014. Opportunities for your spiritual growth will be abundant. You will benefit from quiet contemplation, meditation, and prayer. Given that your mind if very impressionable at this time, it is wise to make positive suggestions to your subconscious mind prior to sleep and upon awakening. You can do this by repeating positive affirmations mentally and aloud. Saturn in Scorpio will create an opportunity for you to study a subject you have long been interested in but have not had the time to pursue. You will be able to make money from a new interest. Pluto in Capricorn will help you unearth buried creativity. A planetary line-up of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will bring new people into your life. Make sure to carve out some quiet time so your logical mind can make sense of it all. Your financial picture will be erratic in 2014, with the greatest financial prosperity coming to you during the late summer and early fall.
23 – October 23)
It's time to free yourself from boring routines and worn-out obligations. You have been following some of the same patterns for at least 7 years. It is time to experiment with a new motif. Change-oriented Uranus in your opposing sign of Aries until 2018 will give you ample time to visit new places, meet new people, and experiment with relating to others in new ways. You may normally favor a traditional way of structuring your life. Therefore, you typically gravitate toward a formal style of self-expression. Under the influence of Uranus in Aries for the next 4 years, you will be influenced to embrace non-traditional forms of self-expression to discover the magic of being your true self — outside of societally-proscribed boundaries. Given the pervading influence of Pluto in Capricorn until 2024, you will discover unexplored aspects of yourself that you will feel compelled to express. A lunar eclipse on April 15 will require a diplomatic solution, and another lunar eclipse on October 8 will give you the upper hand. It will be important to assert yourself at this time. Mars will empower you while it travels through Libra for an extraordinary 7 1/2 months — from December 7, 2013 to July 25, 2014. Mars usually spends 2 months in each sign during its 2-year journey around the zodiac. Due to its retrograde motion, Mars will be in Libra for an unusually long period. During this time, you will have many inspired thoughts and the stamina to manifest your new ideas. Until July 25, 2014, pent-up energy may express itself in unexpected ways. You will feel at a cross-road on April 20-21, due to an alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto that creates a planetary grand cross with the sign of Libra. Choose the option that strengthens your individuality.
(October 24 – November 21)
The karmic planet Saturn will be in Scorpio until December 23, 2014, when Saturn moves into Sagittarius for the first time since 1988. As a result of Saturn's sojourn through your sign, it is a good idea to welcome all challenges as coming to you directly from the divine in this pivotal year of your growth. It is time to let go of something you no longer need. You may hold on until the 11th hour, but when you let go, you will feel an enormous sense of relief. Holding on to something that is no longer yours is taxing your system and draining your energetic resources from another project. Free yourself from unnecessary burdens that are leading you nowhere. And focus on a few important areas of endeavor. Build a strong foundation for the future. Your forethought and awareness of the consequences of your actions will pay off down the road. You are beginning to establish something of lasting value. You will have the energy to create what you need when you focus your mind. Follow positive thinking with positive, methodical action. A planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will give you a new idea that will engender a meaningful lifestyle change. Mars in Libra until July 25, 2014, will bring to your awareness something that has been hidden in the shadows. You will be able to assert your power when Mars travels through Scorpio from July 25 to September 13, 2014.
(November 22 – December 21)
After tending to home and family during the first half of 2014, you will be ready to take an important journey in the second half of the coming year. Prepare yourself by doing the necessary research in advance. While you normally can rely on good luck, best outcomes in 2014 will be related to the amount of preparatory effort you put in before initiating an endeavor. You are at the beginning of a new karmic cycle when the karmic planet Saturn enters Sagittarius on December 23, 2014, for the first time since 1988. You will find yourself completing projects or implementing ideas that you have been considering for as long as 29 years. Focus on finishing what you have started this year. Pay back old debts and collect what is owed to you. Your finances may be erratic in 2014, but you will have everything you need. It is a time of settling scores and balancing accounts. All that is deserved will come to you. A planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will change your perception of the availability of financial assets. Mars in Sagittarius from September 13 to October 26, 2014, will strengthen your intentions to make positive changes.
(December 22 – January 19)
You will feel at a peak of power as people look to you to play a leadership role in 2014. You have a practical, resourceful mind and your skills will be very much In demand in the coming year. You may have to give something up (an old habit or routine) in 2014, but what you will receive in return will far outweigh the comfort you derived from the old pattern. You also will learn how to accomplish more by doing less. You have had a habit of being overly responsible for others. As you allow other people to take responsibility for themselves and for projects you have been involved in, you will have more time to concentrate on the projects that are really important to you. And the other people will pay back your kindness by contributing to your welfare too! A lunar eclipse on April 15 combined with a planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20, will create an opportunity for a dramatic change in the spring season. Think about the direction you would like to go — and who you would like to go with. Travel opportunities will be numerous. Venus in Capricorn for an extraordinarily long period — from November 5, 2013 to March 5, 2014 — will increase your magnetism and attract new people to you. Venus normally spends approximately one month in each sign of the zodiac. Its extended passage through Capricorn (due to its retrograde motion from December 21, 2013 to January 31, 2014) is fortunate for you. Expect people from your past to return during the retrograde period.
20 – February 18)
Your planetary ruler, Uranus, will cause a sudden, positive change in your life direction after it aligns with lucky Jupiter on February 26 and April 20, 2014. Then on April 21, Uranus will align with Pluto, bringing a necessary challenge to fuel your positive growth — even if it does not appear to be positive from the present perspective. You also may experience a change of career, as you move toward a job or activity that manifests a quality of your soul. The world is more ready than ever to receive the gifts you have to offer. You will find people who can help you turn your dreams into reality in the second half of 2014. The planetary alignments of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21, combined with a solar eclipse on April 29, will bring new people into your life who can support your progress. Another solar eclipse on October 23 will give you an opportunity to evaluate whether you would like to continue to develop your relationship with people already in your life or whether you'd like to to meet someone new with whom to explore a relationship. Another alignment of innovative Uranus and transformative Pluto on December 15 will help you let go of the past, surmount a challenge, and develop a clear vision for the future.
(February 19 – March 20)
Your planetary ruler, Neptune, travels through Pisces from 2012 until 2026. This celestial transit will help you feel in tune with the times so you can best express the lyrical side of your nature. It is an excellent year for spiritual practice, healing rituals, music, and quiet time in nature. It is not necessarily a year to make material advances on the earth plane. But rather, it is a time to focus on communing with your soul. With lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Cancer until mid-year, your creativity will be at a peak. Do not despair if you feel the world does not understand you. You are ahead of your time. But others too will see your wisdom later in the year. A planetary alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto on April 20-21 will open an avenue for you to express what you have to contribute. Don't hold back! Venus in Pisces from April 5 to May 2, 2014, will protect you and strengthen your magnetism during this otherwise volatile period across the globe. An alignment of Jupiter and Neptune on June 12 will heighten your intuition. Trust your first impression. Another alignment of Jupiter and Neptune on August 15 may cause you to favor fantasy over reality. Back up your premonitions with facts. A solar eclipse on October 23 will jump-start an idea you have been pondering.