Are you sick of atheism? Have you had enough of Richard Dawkins and friends telling us that we’re deluding ourselves by believing in God, astrology and an afterlife? While there’s nothing wrong with having a critical brain, there are limits. It’s not just that humanity needs a God, but also, there IS a God – or at least some supernatural force, which magically binds everything together.
However it’s not surprising that over the last few decades atheism has become so popular. Since the early 1980s Neptune has been in signs ruled by Saturn – respectively Capricorn and Aquarius. It briefly went into Pisces last Summer, but then returned to Aquarius.
This week the big change happens. Neptune moves into Pisces, ruled by Jupiter, and stays there until 2025. Neptune is the planet of spirituality, Pisces is the sign of spirituality. The next ten years and more are going to be a time of spiritual renewal, when our faith in a higher being can be restored and reaffirmed.
Interestingly the last time Neptune was in Pisces, aside from last summer, was in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. At this time spiritualism was becoming very popular, and people wanted direct contact with the spirits of their deceased loved ones. I think we are going to see something similar between now and 2025. There’ll be a need for a direct experience of the supernatural, and we’re going to see the beginnings of new religious and spiritual movements.
In this light I wanted to contact an old friend who does psychic and spiritual healing. I haven’t seen her for ages – I think she might be designing jewellery in Australia. But now that Neptune’s in Pisces she should get her act together and start building up her own religion. She’s charismatic and convincing, and with Neptune’s help she can get millions of followers. So it’s a great shame I’ve given up on Facebook and I don’t know her email address.
Anyway, here’s your forecast for the week starting on Monday January 30…
March 20 to April 19
You’re not quite your normal self. You’re focusing on the wrong details, and things that are genuinely important are passing you by. So before you do anything stupid, you need to sit down and ask yourself some basic questions. Think about what you want, and consider whether you’re going about it in the right way. I suspect that you’re putting too much energy into one particular area of life, and really, you’re chasing your own tail. Even if you got what you wanted, would it make you happy? I understand that you’re a spontaneous Aries, and you want to do something the moment you think of it, however if you’re being attacked by a swarm of bees is it possible to respond to each bee, individually? On a more positive note, you can take active steps to improve your health. Indeed one small change can make you feel a whole lot better. Finishing up with relationships, and the main influence is a stressful, 180-degree aspect between Venus and Mars. It’s an aspect that’s exciting and passionate, but if you put your sex drive on automatic you could run off a cliff. In nature things that are bright and attractive are often deadly poisonous!
April 20 to May 20
If you’re typical of your star sign you don’t like change. You know what makes you happy, and you just want to carry on with it, without worrying about other people and their problems. While it’s true that you can have moments of real happiness, there’s always something to spoil the party, especially at the beginning of the week. To be more specific, there’s someone out there who you can’t get on with, and this person seems to deliberately get on your nerves. In reality I’m not sure if it’s their fault. They have a particular way of expressing their creativity, and it just isn’t to your taste. So instead of loudly complaining, you should quietly leave the room. Alternatively you could regard your social life as being a learning experience. You have a social experience that’s disturbing, yet you grin and bear. In the process you try your hardest to understand other people’s perspective, and with toleration comes good Karma. As far as relationships are concerned, you’ll become very aware of your partner’s bad points – in particular, their dirty habits. But don’t worry, dirty habits are part of the human condition, and in most cases are harmless.
May 21 to June 20
Neptune moves into Pisces and it stays in this sign for a long time – until 2025. In the Gemini horoscope the sign Pisces has a special association with the career, so for the next thirteen years the planet Neptune is going to have a crucial impact on this very important area of your life. Now you have to understand that Neptune is the planet of confusion. So there’s a possibility that you’re about to enter a prolonged phase of your life when you won’t have a clue what you want to do, and you might therefore have frequent changes of job. This is not a question of fate – it is up to you. If you want to avoid this possibility, then you have to be honest with yourself. Do a job not because of the money, or because of what your friends and family are saying, but because it’s an essential part of who you are. And once you have found the right job, the job you were destined for since the moment of your birth – and perhaps before – nothing can go wrong. Yet it’s easy to be deluded. A job, or a piece of business, that sounds exciting and glamorous could turn out to be a death-trap. Modelling, acting and deep-sea diving could be especially hazardous!
June 21 to July 21
You’re not quite in the real world, are you? You might be sitting behind a desk surrounded by concrete walls, but your mind and spirit are soaring skywards – different places, different countries, different galaxies. It seems that you really want to do something usual, which breaks the pattern of your everyday life. And at the same time you feel sure that there’s more to life than being born, getting married, having kids and dying. That’s right, there’s a spiritual dimension, and even if you can’t touch it, you’re very aware that it exists. However you have to appreciate that you don’t have to travel round the globe to find contentment. You might not even have to leave the four walls of your prison, or your home, or whatever. It’s all about a state of mind, and one thought, the right thought, can push you off on your spiritual journey. Of course I’m not saying that nothing has to be changed. There are pressures to do trivial things, such as paperwork, or cleaning or even just gossiping. You might also spend a lot of time on pointless visits – that are a waste of gas as well as time. So make sure that you prioritise, because then you’ll be able to focus on your core needs. In relationships the more someone talks, the less seriously you should take them. If someone argues for the sake of it, then it’s almost certainly time to call it a day.
July 22 to August 2
You want a quiet, uncomplicated life – at least this week you do. However if you crawl under a stone and go to sleep events could pass you by and you might find that your situation deteriorates. No, you’ve got to pay attention to what other people are doing, especially when it comes to money. You might think that it’s none of your business, but right now everything is your business. Things happening hundreds of miles away could make you better or worse off, and you need to work out what’s going on. So make sure that you ask plenty of questions, and keep digging until you find the answers. Moving on to relationships, and at the beginning of the week there’s an opposition aspect between Venus and Mars, which impacts a very passionate sector of your solar chart. You’ll certainly be very attractive, and if there’s any chemistry between you and another person it will quickly become obvious. However chemistry can be dangerous, and if you mix the wrong substances together there could be unfortunate consequences. It’s therefore important that you don’t rush into anything, and you should avoid situations that are heavily emotional.
August 23 to September 22
This week there are are two big events. An opposition aspect between Venus and Mars, and Neptune entering Pisces. Both these events will have an impact on Virgos. The Venus-Mars aspect crosses the main axis of your solar chart, and you’re faced with a contrast. As I discussed last week, there are lots of things in your life that make you angry, and sometimes you want to hit out at them. However a softer influence is now coming into play. It might, for example, be a new person moving into your life, who is easy-going but also very sensitive. Although this person could be a force for good, there’s a possibility that your negative, even hostile, attitude frightens them away. So it’s important that you give everyone a fair chance to explain themselves and you mustn’t rely too heavily on surface appearances. In terms of romance, the sparks are certainly flying, but at times the line between love and hatred is dangerously thin. Neptune’s movement into Pisces could also have an impact on romance, in a long-term sense. Over the next decade and more you’re going to want something extraordinary from you love life, and there’s a possibility that some unusual fantasies start falling out of the woodwork. However you have to be reasonable – can any one person give you everything you want? They probably can, but only if both your feet are firmly on the ground.
September 23 to October 22
If you read what I’m saying for the other signs, you’ll notice that I put a lot of emphasis on a stressful aspect between Venus and Mars. It makes life exciting, but it also make it difficult, especially if you have to deal with other people. And in the case of Libra, this Venus-Mars aspect is of great significance, because Venus is your ruling planet, and Mars rules your love life. You can be as nice as you like, and you can try your hardest to follow the crowd, but you’re still an individual, with likes and dislikes. And you know what? If you half kill yourself attempting to make someone happy, and you’re not being sincere, then you’ll make them angry, and in the end you could become worst enemies. So be honest, right from the beginning. If you want to start a new relationship this week, be careful. The kind of person you’re attracting is someone completely different from yourself. Fine if you want a one-night stand, but if your horizon is any further than tomorrow morning you need to be more discerning. Mutual differences will soon come to the surface and you’ll want to bring the thing to a swift ending. On the other hand if you’re already involved with someone, it might be best to agree to differ.
October 23 to November 21
Jealousy works both ways. I know that Scorpios have an undeserved reputation for being jealous and vindictive, but have you considered the possibility that other people might be jealous of you? You’ve got lots of talents, and you’ve got an inner power that’s always obvious. Most of your friends and colleagues appreciate your presence, but a few people are jealous. They wish they could be you, but they know it’s impossible! Under these circumstances it’s important to question everyone’s motives. Not everyone is a true friend, and once the wrapping paper has been ripped away there could be a rotten core. Having said all that, you mustn’t be too harsh. Everyone has their own way of looking at the world, and just because a person is stupid doesn’t mean they’re not honest. Indeed you should try to understand what people are doing, and if you can show some appreciation and sympathy so much the better. As far as love is concerned, you’re probably too guarded to find romantic satisfaction, but if you’re desperate for a challenge you’ll find someone interesting. If they’ve got an artistic or musical streak, so much the better.
November 22 to December 2
What is required to be successful? You certainly need a lot of energy – you have to push yourself as hard as possible, and you must keep going until you’ve crossed the finishing line. However energy on its own isn’t going to accomplish much. You have to make sure that everything is done properly. So when you’ve completed a task you must check it, very carefully. Because if something is wrong it’s a sure bet that someone will find out. You then have to consider why you might make mistakes. Well, it could have a lot to do with other people, in particular your family. They’ll make a lot of demands on your time, and as every driving instructor will tell you, it’s impossible to do more than one thing at once. There’s a place for dealing with your family, and there’s a place for pushing forward with your ambitions – and you musn’t mix them up! Also, you must never get too comfortable. The moment you think that everything is fine is the moment the world starts falling apart. Elsewhere Neptune moves into Pisces. The sign Pisces has a special association with your home and family, and Neptune stays in this sign until the middle of the next decade. Over this time period you might develop unrealistic ideas about where you want to live, so when buying or renting real estate between now and 2025 be extra careful. In particular, be careful about buying property that’s close to water, because what’s pretty one moment could be a disaster zone the next.
December 22 to January 19
It’s a time in your life when your opinions are under pressure. I’m sure that you’ve got strong feelings about a number of subjects, including politics, spirituality and religion. And when you look at the problems facing your country you’ve got a clear idea about what needs to be done. However nothing is written in stone, and opinions can change. In your case the process of change starts with simple observations. You see something happening in the everyday world that doesn’t accord with your pre-existing opinions. You see it again… and again. Then slowly but surely your opinions start to change. It’s nothing to be afraid of, and in six months time some of your beliefs may be totally different from what they are now. Looking at your career, you’re being told something that you don’t believe. The person giving you the information might be right or wrong, but you must nonetheless listen carefully to what they’re saying. One you’ve worked out the facts, and reached your own conclusions, you’ll be able to take the next step. In the process you might have to do some travelling, but at least you’ll have a map.
January 20 to February 18
There’s a lot of stuff going on that you don’t understand, that involves other people. You feel that you ought to be interested, so you might spend a lot of time asking questions. However you’re probably dealing with matters that aren’t just complicated, they are also unimportant. This means that even if you discover the truth, it’s unlikely to do you any good. Put another way, it’s a question of minding your own business and not worrying too much about the outside world. You’ve got things of your own that need to be taken care of, and once the job’s finished you’ll find that many of your imagined problems have disappeared. As far as money is concerned, it’s essential that you keep in mind the big picture. Your financial decisions should be based on long-term considerations, and what’s true today might no longer be true tomorrow. Above all, you don’t want to be distracted by vague promises. Indeed if you’re made an offer that sounds amazing, it’s likely that someone hasn’t done their calculations. And this need for financial caution will continue for some time – after all, the planet Neptune has entered the money sector of your solar chart, and it won’t leave until 2025.
February 19 to March 19
This week the planet Neptune moves into your star sign, and it stays here until 2025. It’s therefore a long-term influence, that isn’t to be taken lightly. Neptune is the planet of confusion, and over the next thirteen years or so Pisceans are going to have some very unusual ideas and impulses. At the same time you’ll be easy to distract, and there’s a danger that you look at the world through rose-tinted spectacles, only seeing the positives of something, and never the negatives. So it’s important that you get your act together, and you should put the emphasis on facts rather than promises. Yet Neptune has a strong connection with spirituality, and many Pisceans will start seeing the world in a different way. You won’t just be looking at the material details – you’ll be looking at the underlying metaphysical realities. You’ll realise that some things last for ever and that other things are short-lived and aren’t worth clinging on to. You therefore have to attach yourself to the eternal, and not be dragged along by pointless distractions. Elsewhere someone’s in a bad mood, but your kind words can resolve the situation very quickly.