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Spring Equinox 2016

Greetings!

The Spring Equinox arrives early this year, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, due to the extra day inserted into the calendar for Leap Year. The Spring Equinox is the day when the light of day equals the dark of night. It also is the day when the Sun enters the creative fire sign of Aries. 

The days leading up to the Spring Equinox provide an opportunity to pray, meditate, and practice positive thinking and visualization to crystallize your energy around favorable outcomes. The power of the changing angle of the Sun intensifies your thoughts, which enables you to make great spiritual, mental, emotional, and material progress at this time. It is a law of physics that light is most powerful when it bends, as it does at every Equinox and Solstice. Use this time to accelerate your evolution and support the growth of the people around you.

Here's what you can expect:

A lunar eclipse in Libra on March 23, 2016, coinciding with a powerful alignment of lucky Jupiter in Virgo and karmic Saturn in Sagittarius, also on March 23, 2016, will cause relationships patterns to shift and a realignment of allies on the political spectrum. Watch for unexpected news!

The retrograde of Mars from April 17 to June 29, 2016, will cause further chaotic events among leaders of nations (or potential leaders of nations) before giving way to a less absurd version of reality in September. Please note that I did not say "sane" version of reality, just a less ludicrous "reality show."

Planetary patterns are currently supporting an unmasking of the lack of coherent, altruistic, positive thinking among political leaders. The exposure of all-talk/no-action, and even destructive actions, will make the truth more clear. Essentially, we will be seeing throughout this year that "the emperor (political leadership) has no clothes." 

The exposure of the ineptitude of leaders across the globe will eventually lead to widespread reform—or even rebellion, as is already the case in Arab nations. Despite the discomfort and dislocation caused by ragtag reformers, few of whom have a viable alternative to current leadership, healthy world governing bodies will emerge. 

  Initially people will withdraw into more localized or tribal groups to deal with escalating unpredictability across the globe. But the breakdown of functional governments, already evident in many governing bodies across the planet, including in the United States, will lead to the emergence of a more coherent unifying system as the fabric of humanity can no longer handle the stress of so much fracturing.

National and international boundaries also will gradually weaken and eventually be erased due to homogenization and rapid exchange of ideas facilitated by electronic communications and mass migrations. Even in the United States, boundaries between states will become less workable, as equal laws equally governing all will be needed. Inter-state boundaries will become increasingly irrelevant.

You will have time to review the past and make course corrections when Mercury, the communications planet, is retrograde in Taurus, from April 28 to May 22, 2016. More accurate information, which will better guide you, is coming! This is a good time to slow down and relax. It is not a good time to exert pressure to move forward into the future.

Greater implementation of rules and laws will come with the alignment of karmic Saturn and Jupiter on May 26, 2016. Restrictions could become more stringent even as people strive—and achieve—greater personal freedom through the evolution of technology that eases real or virtual travel across the globe.

You will notice two competing forces throughout the spring season. One force will move you toward greater freedom and exploration without limitation. And the other energetic force will bring  greater controls through organizational rules and restrictions. This struggle will ultimately give way to a reasonable balance between freedom and discipline so there can be peaceful co-existence between people across the globe. You will find the pendulum swinging both ways, between greater personal freedom of expression and greater repression of individual rights, throughout the year. Greater equilibrium will be sought and found later in 2016 and 2017.

If you are trying to find or create greater coherence, you will have the best results after Mars turns direct in Sagittarius on June 29, 2016. The entrance of lucky, law-making Jupiter into Libra on September 9, 2016, will further balance the scales. Under the influence of Jupiter in Virgo until September 9, 2016, you will see more details of what is wrong in our your life or environment. You will develop ideas about what to do to rectify your situation under the Virgo influence. You will be most easily able to  take action under the influence of Jupiter in Libra from September 9, 2016, to October 10, 2017

Finally, prayer, meditation, contemplation, positive affirmations, and service to others will bring you and the world around you greater benefits and greater coherence. The spiritual influence of karmic Saturn and spiritual Neptune, beginning on June 17, 2016, and lasting until September 10, 2016, will bring even more beneficial results from your spiritual efforts. Great spiritual leaders are often born under the Saturn-Neptune influence. So take note of the special souls incarnating in the current "mini baby boom." And please use this profound influence to its highest potential by making time for spiritual practice during your own busy days this spring and summer.

Many blessings for love & light,

Laurie


Please read on for your personal predictions for every zodiac sign!

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Loving Venus in Aries, from April 5 to April 29, 2016, will fortify your personal magnetism and help you attract positive people and situations to yourself. Your planetary ruler, Mars, will be retrograde from April 17 to June 29, 2016. During this period, you will feel the urge to slow down and review the past. You may even take action to reverse a previous decision. Allow yourself to take a break from your usual hard-charging pace. Mars, the planet of raw energy, turns retrograde once every two years. During this period, the world's affairs slow down or even come to a standstill. Allow yourself to slow down too. Meditate, and contemplate where you'd like to go in the next chapter of your life. Forward motion will resume later in the summer. Alignments of lucky Jupiter and disciplined Saturn on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will bring you good results when you concentrate on your spiritual practice. Another alignment of disciplined Saturn and spiritual Neptune on June 17, 2016, will give you further good results from prayer, positive affirmations, service to others, and meditation.



TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The planet of communications, Mercury, will be in Taurus from April 5 to June 12, 2016, and will be joined by the Sun in Taurus from April 19 to May 20, 2016, and then Venus in Taurus from April 29 to May 24, 2016. This collection of celestial bodies in the sign of Taurus will give you the energy to achieve your goals. When Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus from April 28 to May 22, 2016, you will have the opportunity to review a past decision, and make course corrections. You have been over-extended and have taken on more than you  are currently able to handle. It's important to respect the fact that when you commit to a course of action, you will do it right and see it through to the end. You also do best when you move slowly and deliberately. So, respect your natural rhythms and desire for positive outcomes. Make sure you are serious about your obligations, because you will persevere in your endeavors for a very long time. If you are going to reverse a previously firm commitment, the retrograde period from April 28 to May 22, 2016 is the time to reverse direction. Lucky Jupiter in the compatible earth sign of Virgo throughout the spring and summer seasons will help you make your creative dreams come true. 



GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
Mercury, your planetary ruler, will be retrograde from April 28 to May 22, 2016. During this period, try to complete projects from the past, and slow down in general so you can recharge your batteries. The Sun in Gemini from May 20 to June 20, 2016, along with loving Venus in Gemini from May 24 to June 17, 2016, and communicative Mercury in Gemini from June 12 to 29, 2016, will strengthen your energy field so you may accomplish your outstanding goals during this powerful planetary period. Try to clear your calendar and gather strength in late April and May, so you will be ready to take advantage of the positive energy coming your way, from late May to late June. Alignments of lucky Jupiter with karmic Saturn on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will challenge you to create a workable structure to contain the large amount of life energy you would like to express. Mars in your opposing sign of Sagittarius until May 27,  2016, and again from August 2 to September 27, 2016, will attract to you high-energy people to associate with.



CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
A lunar eclipse on March 23, 2016 will get the spring season off to an invigorating start as situations will emerge that demand you let go of something from the past. You do not have to let go of a material object or important relationship. But you may have to let go of an attitude that no longer fits this stage of your maturity and no longer supports your growth. Take an inventory of your habitual patterns, and see if there is something that causes perpetual friction in your relationships or that slows you down in accomplishing your goals. Imagine yourself behaving in a way that fosters harmonious relationships and productive work time. A small adjustment can produce far-reaching positive consequences that will help you far into the future. An alignment of karmic Saturn and spiritual Neptune on June 17, 2016, will bring positive rewards for sincere spiritual practice, including charitable works, prayer, and meditation.



LEO (July 23 – August 22)
When the Sun enters the compatible fire sign of Aries at the Spring Equinox on March 19, 2016, you will enter a positive period of personal growth and expansion. You are happiest when the light of the Sun shines brightly in the sky, especially every year from the Spring Equinox in March to the Autumn Equinox in September. During this powerful period for you, you will be challenged to use your financial resources in a way that benefits yourself and others. Experiment with creative solutions to derive the greatest advantage from the resources you possess. As you cut back on waste, you will find more abundance coming to you. An alignment of lucky Jupiter in Virgo and karmic Saturn in Sagittarius on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will bring financial rewards when you employ an innovative solution to bring beneficial outcomes.



VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Lucky Jupiter in Virgo until September 9, 2016 will help you accomplish your worthy goals. But, planetary alignments of Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will also challenge you to scale back plans where you have over-extended yourself. You are living through a karmic time when you have to make sure all of your ducks are in a row before you embark upon new projects. If you are ill-prepared, the consequences will be immediately felt. Try to be realistic about your goals, your abilities, and your circumstances, so you will be able to make appropriate decisions. You will be lucky, but only when you have done the hard work to arrange the details so there will be positive benefits for more than one person. So, it won't be luck at all; it will be positive karma, rewarding you for your hard work. Saturn's alignment with Neptune on June 17, 2016, will further influence you to scale back so your dreams match with the limitations of physical reality.



LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
A lunar eclipse in Libra on March 23, 2016, coinciding with an alignment of lucky Jupiter and karmic Saturn on March 23 and on May 26, 2016, will highlight an area of your life where your expectations exceed the capacities of physical reality. You are an idealist who imagines a positive outcome and expects circumstances to rally around your upbeat vision. Your positive thoughts generally manifest as positive outcomes. Yet, you experience disappointment when earthly reality does not meet your lofty standards. An alignment of karmic Saturn and creative Neptune on June 17, 2016, will further influence you to downsize your expectations of earthly reality. As you scale back expectations and accept the nature of the human experience, you will feel a sense of peace and inner satisfaction in accepting what is. From this point of inner balance and calm, you will be able to re-arrange the elements of your life to create a more comfortable equilibrium near the time of your birthday. Use this period to discover where your expectations may be causing you disillusionment.



SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
Mars, planet of raw energy will be retrograde from April 17 to June 29, 2016. This is a time to slow down and review the past. Mars in Scorpio from May 27 to August 2, 2016 will bring further intensity to matters you are dealing with. During this period, you will attract a lot of attention from others—both positive and negative. Make sure to act with integrity because your actions will be noticed—and potentially scrutinized. Make positive plans for the future under this celestial influence. And implement your good ideas after the retrograde is complete on June 29, 2016. The communications planet, Mercury, will be in Taurus from April 5 to June 12, 2016, along with both the Sun in Taurus from April 19 to May 20, 2016, and Venus in Taurus from April 29 to May 24, 2016. This collection of celestial bodies in your opposing sign of Taurus will draw new and interesting people to you. Lucky Jupiter aligning with karmic Saturn on March 23 and May 26, 2016 will help you focus on those people who will be important for your future endeavors.



SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Your determination to replace bad habits with positive ones will be strengthened as karmic Saturn and energetic Mars traverse the sign of Sagittarius. Mars will be in Sagittarius until May 27, 2016, and again from August 2 to September 27, 2016, due to its retrograde motion. Saturn will be in Sagittarius until late 2017. The alignment of lucky Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will further strengthen your resolve to align your actions with your highest aspirations. This is a positive opportunity to think about what you would like to achieve in your life, and then take action. The retrograde of Mars from April 17 to June 29, 2016 will further assist you to reconsider your life direction and reaffirm your positive plans. Your greatest gains will come in late summer and early fall.



CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Karmic Saturn, your planetary ruler, will align with lucky Jupiter on March 23 and May 26, 2016, giving you an opportunity to reap rewards for hard work you have done in the past. You often tirelessly strive to overcome challenges. Your efforts will come to fruition during the spring season. If for any reason the results of your efforts do not fall in line with your expectations, it means something you are doing is not aligned with your highest good. Take an inventory of the goals of your soul. Align your actions with your highest spiritual good. The retrograde motion of transformative Pluto in Capricorn will help you reconsider the past and proceed to a higher level during the spring season. The passage of change-oriented Uranus through Aries will bring an unexpected reversal of a long-held opinion.



AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Even if communications feel a bit scrambled during the spring season, especially from April 28 to May 22, 2016, when Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, adhere to your altruistic goals and remain firmly rooted in your own spiritual center. The world may not always make sense to you under the influence of the planetary alignments of the spring season. Yet, your vision of brotherly love, community service, and global harmony, will come to pass as worldwide chaos gives way to a higher order. Continue to meditate and pray for peace and harmony. Project calm into the environment around you. Maintain your own sense of balance in the midst of disorganized energies. Alignments of lucky Jupiter and karmic Saturn on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will support you to introspect and find helpful solutions within yourself. Your planetary ruler, Uranus, conjoins Venus on April 22, 2016, making this a good day to start a new relationship or let go of an old one to make way for a more evolved association to enter your life.



PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
An alignment of lucky Jupiter and karmic Saturn on March 23 and May 26, 2016, will help you make progress when you attend to long-overlooked and forgotten details. Read the fine print and think about the many consequences of plans you are considering. When spiritual Neptune in Pisces aligns with karmic Saturn on June 17, 2016, you will reap the rewards of charitable deeds you have done in the past. Everything you so generously have given will come back to you—in potentially subtle or mysterious ways. Continue the selfless sacrifices you have been making. Not only is your generosity helping others, but your positive actions will help you feel good about yourself and will make the world a better place. Venus in Pisces until April 5, 2016, will attract favorable  people to you. Positive thoughts, prayers and affirmations will assist you to experience the inner peace and harmony you are seeking.



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