"If you read my December report, you know the time now is superb for launching new ventures. Today, for example, Mercury (communication, commerce, contracts) will be in ideal angle to Uranus (innovation, genius, ideas that come like lightening). What a great day for a worldwide chat!After the full moon of December 17 plus four days, things will get harder. Venus will go retrograde on December 21, making it not a good time for parties or fun--it's a time to work hard and get things finished on your to-do list. Venus rules beauty so it's not a time for plastic surgery that you are electing to do (not done in an emergency--always have surgery in an emergency). Venus retrograde is also not a time to ask our stylist give you a radical new hairstyle or color. Men, this would not be the right time to grow a beard, or if you have one, to shave it off.Things get harder as we get to December 24-25 when Mars (strife, the planetary "hot head") opposes Uranus (completely unpredicatble events0, a very sudden, inflamatory aspect that can have an emotional or physical manifestation. When someone near you says something that hurts your feelings or you find insulting or unsetting, say nothing, let it pass. Do not drive when weather conditions are clearly bad. Do not stay out past 1:30 AM or so. Things get tougher by time we get to December 29 to 31, when first, Mercury and Uranus will be at odds on December 29 -watch what you say as you could trigger a complete meltdown with someone you are with at the time.The next day, December 30 - the hardest day of all. the Sun and Uranus will be at odds, AND Mars will challenge Pluto. Yikes. These are very tempermental aspects. Alcohol will only make things worse, so be very careful not to imbibe too much and never drink and drive. You may be fine with only one drink and three cups of coffee, but you can't tell what the person coming from the other lane has taken in--he may think he is fine with 8 glasses of wine. New Years Eve brings Mercury in hard angle to Mars and Mercury will be conjunct Pluto. Everyone will be in an edgy place emotionally that last week- I have never seen anythiing quite like this string of days.You can stay safe by being sensible, and by showing great patience, kindness toward others. As I said, this holiday we must remember the love and peace we all want for the season. Even if it is hard not to say or do something, let things pass.Now, post your questions and let's see how you can use this month to your greatest advantage, which is always my aim.Remember, all I can see are influences, asthere is no "fate" or predestination in astrology. The final result will always lie in your hands. We study astrology so that we can avoid troubles and enjoy the wonderful aspects we are given to their fullest extent.Hi Susan! Thanks so much for all your hard work! I am a devoted follower of astrology zone. I am nervous about the April eclipses you keep talking about on Twitter. How will they affect me? I am Aquarius 5 February /7 degrees Leo rising. Thanks!Susan Miller : It is true the April 15 eclipse (lunar full moon) and April 29 (solar, new moon) are both very tough eclipses that all astrologers all over the world are following closely. I say to all readers, get to high ground. If out of work, take something before you get to April--this is no time to be picky. For Aquarius, the April 15 eclipses will hit travel houses, and international relationships, legal matters and publishing and broadcasting. That would be no time to sign a contract, no matter what sign you happen to be.
The April 29 eclipse will affect your living situation or possibly the needs of one of your parents.The Leo in you will have changes with the April 29 eclipse with your career, so looking at your whole chart, you may possibly relocate to take a new job, and it would be a high level job. I will ask all readers to keep me informed by telling me your experiences on Twitter @Astrologyzone so I can see how the aspects affected you, and get to be a better astrologer. I will say that only those readers who have planets that hit the same mathematical degrees of the eclipse (or within 8 degrees of the eclipse) will be directly affected. I cannot see your unique chart, so if you have had your chart done (you only need do it once) you can look at your wheel to see the degrees I mention each month in my forecast. The April 15 eclipse will fall at 25 degrees Libra, and the April 28-29 eclipse will fall at 9 degrees Taurus.Hi lovely Susan. I discovered you not long time ago and stopping myself from asking question after question on twitter. You are just fabulous and so spot on that it's scary!! I'm a female sag 25/11/77 approx 8am in Poland living in the Uk. I'm reading all over about Saturn going into Sagittarius next year and that it's going to be very intense for a few years for us. What area of my life gonna be affected and is this struggle gonna last for few years? Does it affect love life or work? Does it mean that Sagittarius won't have a chance to find love ? A bit if hope would be great. Just the thought that my life is going to be a nightmare for so long after very hard 2013 makes me shiver!! Any good news regarding love life for period summer 2014- summer 2015 ? Give us some hope and motivation please. Thank you. MagsSusan Miller : Dear little Sagittarius (and the little Taurus, Gemini and Scorpios should listen to this too)(I use the word "little" as a very affectionate word--I have called men seven feet tall "little Aries" and so forth!)I just love your question, and first, I need to say, don't worry one bit! Saturn on the Sun is a GOOD thing. Actually, as you know, Astrology Zone is 18 years old this week, December 14, and I think of my website as one of my children. (My kids say, "Mommy had us, and then she had a website." So true!) When I created my site, Saturn was right over my head. In other words, I had what you are about to receive in 2015 for three years. You feel Saturn the most when he is within eight degrees of your Sun, but not so much when further away. That means you will notice him tutoring you for about 10 months straight. Saturn comes by only once every 29 years for those three years, so what you learn you must remember well enough to carry you forward for another 29 years--that's why Saturn is so clear in his teaching. Saturn gives weight and meaning to your life. He gives "gravitas" to your presence--people will respect you and take note of what you say. What you do will be new to you and you will need others around to teach you (like when you fill out paperwork to buy a house, for example, or take care of a newborn baby.) Your status will change, forever--you will check different boxes on forms in the future, like "married" or "homeowner" or "manager"=--you get the idea. You will choose your challenge as Saturn never will force you into any situation. You may marry, have a baby, open the doors of your business, write a book, sbuy a house--whatever you do, it won't be something you can "undo" afterwards too easily (like, take back the house). The entire reason you are doing what you are doing is to give stability to your life! I love Saturn!When Saturn opposes your Sun as will happen 14 years from now, and like the Taurus have right this minute, you don't get to choose your challenge--the universe chooses for you, then steps back to see how well you do on your own. Saturn often isolates us in the situation we are in, so we never feel we have much help, but that's part of the training. Don't worry--it's all as it should be. After any Saturn period, you arise stronger, wiser, leaner than ever before--in perfect shape to deal with anything life throws your way. And what you start under Saturn in Sagittarius will stay with you a very long time, possibly forever! It's all good.Just be sure to keep healthy and strong, get exams etc. as you will be VERY busy, and you could esily run yourself down. Eveyrone needs to be in good shape before a Saturn cycle!I hope this helps, dear Sagittarius!Should a Taurus get back together with an old flame or move on?Susan Miller : Taurus has Saturn opposed to their Sun, so all of life lessons are coming thorough parntership, commitment and for some marriage (for others, through forming serious business alliances). I can never tell you to go back or not, but with so many planets retrograding in the first half of 2014, I feel the universe is speaking clearly: get closure. If you still love this person, love is always worth fighting for! Your ruler, Venus, will be retrograde from Dec 21 to January 31. Any retrograde planet asks you to "look back" "re-do" "reassess" "rethink" and to try again. I vote for you to try again--I will always champion true love, as it is so very precious and so very hard to find. The wings of love are fragile, so hold it in your hands with great care. We all must give more than we get back--it is the way it works. Be kind and let your feelings flow gently. I think you have all the right instincts. In the end, everyone must decide, "Am I happier with this person or without him/ her?" I think you want to try, so absolutely, you must do that. Best of luck to you. Remember, your cause--to improve love--is the work of the angels and is worth all the effort you put in.Dear Susan, thank you so much for hosting a free chat. It feels wonderful to be here with you and everyone. How does 2014 look for Aries? I am a 1 April baby, Taurus rising. Any pitholes I should be aware of? Also I am nervous about this Xmas and New year, should I avoid going to parties that will take 2 hrs public transportation? Thank you very much! Have a wonderful day :)Susan Miller :Dear ARies with Taurus rising,About Christmas through New Year's, I am staying in. If you can book a bed and breakfast near the 2-hour-away party, one that you can walk to after the party is over, that would be my suggestion. Or ask your friend if she has room for you to sleep over (bring your own air mattress). You are Aries, ruled by Mars, so the direct opposition of Mars to Uranus on December 24-25 will affect you double time as it will also affect your Aquarius friends, ruled by Uranus. Always, always pay attention to what your ruler is doing, for this planet's job is take care of you! Taurus rising means Venus will be retrograde--this sounds not a good idea to travel so far (two hours, 100 miles?) for a party. (Venus rules parties). Be aware that something is apt to make you frustrated or upset, so allow a LOT of time for travel as there is likely to be considerable delays possibly due to terrible weather conditions.Aries year ahead? You should try for a better job in January. Those who are attached/ married or in a business parntership will be challenged not to be at the helm but to collaborate in a one-on-one way. Aries likes to lead, so taking a more Libra-like role of differing to a significant other may prove to require an adjustment. Once you get to July 16, love will be in the air! It will be wonderful, so keep your eye on late July and August--and for a whole year from that point to come, as Jupiter will be in Leo, perfect for you.Will 2014 be a good money year for us all? Any sign in particular have good luck?Susan Miller : April will tell the tale. The first eclipse, April 15 is a tough one and will likely affect finances for all of us, in one way or another. Early April brings financial storms, and end of April is nightmarish too for money. Get to high ground and choose your dates for initiations very carefully.