In January, September and November 2008 the greater benefic Jupiter forms a helpful angle to Saturn. This wonderful alignment will bring a much needed dose of enthusiasm and optimism to get you going. You may also choose to take a very long distance trip at the time which will bring its own rewards. Whatever you do that involves other people in other countries will prove highly profitable for a very long time, so do not waste this magnificent opportunity.
In March, May and November Jupiter makes a helpful link to Uranus. You will be feeling highly motivated and charged with energy and faith in the future at this time. You will be very willing to take on any new innovative challenges and welcome them with open arms. You may also travel far more often and go to places you have never seen before. Broaden your horizons and discover a new way of living.
In November Saturn opposes Uranus that will probably create setbacks to any travel plans at this time so it may be wise to postpone such ventures just now. There will be major hiccups to endure if you insist on taking any chances with travel during this month. Someone at a distance may be responsible for the delays you would have to deal with.
During the next twelve months, the ‘greater benefic’ Jupiter, which is your ruling planet, will occupy your own sign and sector of self and how you relate to others, and will go into retrograde (backwards) phase for five months between May and early September. This can assist you in many ways. Firstly it can bring you in touch with the rich and/or famous, and one or more of these people may be able to do enormous favors for you. You may also get itchy feet and want to travel the world. Certainly you should expand your range of interests and experiences during this time as it is a year of learning and changing philosophies and increased optimism. You could also put on weight if you are prone to do so.
Saturn, your ruling planet, and the taskmaster of the zodiac will continue to occupy your sector of travel, higher education, studies and connections to foreign people or places up until November 2009. Saturn however, will be in retrograde motion (backwards) between January and April. There can be some onerous responsibilities attached to any of the matters mentioned above. However it can be a time of serious study and the exploration of other cultures that brings a maturity you could not have gained via any other avenue. During the retrograde (backwards) phase you can consider the alternatives you have to make to gain some life experiences that will lead you towards success. During the direct phase (between May and the end of the year), you are able to distinguish between what is real and not real in terms of what you believe in. You will become aware that you are now far more serious and determined than you were just a few short years ago.
Uranus, the planet of change, will continue to occupy your sector of communications, siblings, neighbours and short distance travel during which time he will be in retrograde phase between late June and late November 2008. You may be able to do some incredible things in the way you express yourself, especially if this involves modern technology, computers, the Internet, aviation or even astrology. Your mind will be eager to learn and your mind will move at an almost electric speed in its attempt to understand any novel ideas. During the retrograde phase this will give you time to digest all that you are learning and put it into its right perspective. During the direct phase (January to June and again late November to June 2009) you can take action and make important decisions based on all that has been made available to you in your studies.
Neptune the planet of mystery, will continue to occupy your sector of income, earnings and the things you value, though will go into retrograde (backwards) phase between late May and up to the end of October 2008. Whilst you may earn a living doing things like writing poetry, art, sign-writing, or via music and/or films, it will also heighten your imagination to an incredible degree. Your powers of perception will seem to magically appear just when you need them. However be alert not to be misguided by those who do not have your best interests at heart. During the retrograde phase your intuition may lessen and you wonder if you are on the wrong track, at least in your mind. During the direct phase (January to May and November to December) you will be left with no doubt about what is your true destiny.
Pluto, the transformer of the zodiac will now occupy your own sign and sector of self and how you relate to others, (with the exception of a retrograde phase back into your sector of of secrets, behind the scenes people and places such as hospitals or retreats between mid June and late November). Your image, how you dress and the way in which you present yourself can undergo a transformation of significant proportions. You may change your hairstyle, looks and give a very powerful impression if you wish to. You may take more control of your life and pursue your goals with relentless enthusiasm. During the retrograde phase it may take some time and many adjustments to swallow all of the changes going on internally and externally. During the direct phase (January to March 2008 and again from September to the end of the year) you will notice that the new you is far more in control of, and passionate about your life than hitherto experienced.
Provided by Astrologer Kathy Cooper