Your birthday month comes with a powerful lunation and is followed by six weeks of ruler Mars romping through your skies. All systems go then? Not quite. The spanner in the works is Mercury crawling backwards until the 21st , obliging you to be cautious with your decisions and attentive to detail and dates. Keep your powder dry. Unfinished work is as good as new initiatives. So empowered to do what precisely? You can scheme Scorpios are good at it and make preparations for your tilt at world domination after the 21st, by which time Mars has arrived.
This is when you show what kind of Scorpio you are; the domineering, ruthless assassin of legend perhaps. Also up for grabs from the Scorpio cookbook; the creative powerhouse, the smouldering lover, the vampiric ice queen, the bloody general, the stalwart friend, the keeper of the mysteries…whatever your bag, Scorpios likes things intense. Make it so. Mercury in forward motion helps, not least with getting the ear of powerful folk in your line of work.
Your Scorpio planets chime handily with those in Capricorn water and earth respectively ; for you the establishment does not look in especially intimidating mood unlike for certain other signs. With Jupiter culminating in your cash zone, there may even be a windfall or a spending splurge.
Your new Moon October 28 was bang opposite Prometheus the liberator, and the full Moon of the 12th also involves the said planet, plus Mars opposite Prometheus on November 24 promises a mighty spark of attraction or antagonism. Happy birthday. Mmmm, very sweet. Venus, goddess of sugar, spice and good company arrives on the 2nd and stays until the 25th. The constraints of Mercury behind the scenes are at odds with the spirit of your ruling planet, Jupiter, now completing its 12 months transit of your noble sign.
Jupiter is super strong this month, especially for those of you born after 14 December. Jupiter is in a hurry to sign off projects and get things moving, but if you can wait until the new Moon of the 26th, so much the better. One minor danger with Jupiter is that you take things for granted, as normal rather than just grand! Hoover up the invitations to get out and present yourself to all and sundry with Sagittarian grandeur without becoming a pantomime horse, obviously. Polish your aura but keep your tone moderate.
Along with MRS, Jupiter continues to accentuate the collective; teams, committees, meetings. If you want to assume command, rather than being the voice of truth heckling from the back, the way is open.
Work and money may loom like thunderclouds, but just for now, you have to be true to your disobedient, wayward self — you can catch up with the formal stuff after Jupiter has moved on at December 3. Somewhere in the valley below a solitary church bell is tolling. Is it an augury of doom or welcome?
Or has the digital bell in the belfry simply gone haywire during Mercury retrograde? You get a taste of all three scenarios in November. The upcoming rare confluence of planets in your sign lends a feeling of destiny to your birthday season; big events, big decisions. The sort of stuff for which Capricorns were born. Step down from those giddy heights for a moment and deal with three weeks of Mercury retrograde in misty Scorpio, a sign that emphasises your group involvements; workmates, collectives, committees, gatherings of every stripe.
Best expect an element of heel-dragging amongst your compadres therefore. The brakes come off at the 21st when Mercury moves forwards and Mars takes over to lead your team to glory. At the other end of the Scorpio action remains Prometheus in Taurus, signalling excitement in your more personal life. The Taurus full Moon of November 12th is a time to be out and about for singletons.
As ever at this time of year, there is planetary action behind the scenes in Sagittarius, with a new Moon there on November Cut yourself some slack in the run-up to Christmas. After a month of congenial earthy Virgo, the sharper spurs of Libra are kicking in. The new Moon in the Scales on September 28, and the arrival of warrior Mars on October 4 are signals to a move on, especially since a retrograde of Mercury looms in November.
You have, of course, Saturn and Pluto in your sign also urging you onwards to world domination, or at least financial and spiritual survival. As for Pluto, worry about it when and if he comes calling. Tough decisions may be called for, though time-frame is over the next few months rather than weeks. The solution, of course, is to find a just balance between the two.
Patience and persistence — Aquarian virtues — help. So too should planets in fiery Sagittarius, signalling strong support from your team and your fellow travellers. Venus and Jupiter both favour a charm offensive among your network. Office romance anyone? The 5th and 6th put you favourably in the limelight.
Things get more decisive and exciting with the season of Sagittarius, starting on the 23rd and quickly accelerating into a mixture of challenge and good fortune. No harm in asking others for favours. The Taurus full Moon of the 12th shines light on your domestic arrangements, and here too, a radical rather than routine solution may present itself. The need for respite from the fray remains under emphasis, thanks to your traditional ruler, Saturn, staying behind the scenes. Contrary to some descriptions of your sign as that of fanciful dreamers, Pisceans are just as capable of practical, effective action as any other sign.
Just as well, since you are likely to face a few awkward questions in November; financial issues, promises you made in October that are called in. The Scorpio new Moon of October 28 nonetheless promises a fruitful month, with your outreach to foreign shores and distant friends enhanced. Those of you in education and charity work are likewise favoured.
Show business is another option. Charm, and your Piscean ability to navigate choppy waters with canny ease, work wonders. Play to the gallery. Romantics take note. New encounters may have an unorthodox quality, not least around the full Moon of November The almost full Moon of the 9th and 10th makes for a heady weekend; if you can turn rivalry into mutual attraction you could make a breakthrough.
Mars moves on at the 19th, whether disputes especially over money can do the same is open to ongoing negotiation. Concurrent with the deep and meaningful stuff in Scorpio and Libra is the razzle dazzle of Jupiter and Venus in Sagittarius, signalling a gloriously outgoing phase that can take you through the midwinter celebrations to the entertainments of next year.
Sagittarius, a kindred fire sign, is about both geographical and philosophical exploration; outdoor treks, travel, fierce expositions on truth and beauty. Also strong in the mix, thanks to Venus, are romantic adventures and attractions that happen swiftly enough even for impatient Rams. Jupiter being the planet of plenty and too much , you may also get a pay-off as it completes its year- long transit of the Archer.
Birthdays from April 13 onwards are urged not to take good fortune for granted. The new Moon of November 26 is an omen of joy and adventure for all of you, though with Saturn still overhead, you still have to take care of business. Welcome to the mire of Mercury retrograde — opposite you until the 21st — more of which shortly. New alliances and friends come along to displace worn-out associations.
Such is the backdrop for November, when the Sun opposes you from Scorpio until the 23rd along with that moody Mercury and, from 19th, Mars. All of which asks you to handle your one-on-ones with rare finesse. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. January 24 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
February 9 - Full Moon, Supermoon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some tribes as the Full Hunger Moon, since the harsh weather made hunting difficult. This is also the first of four supermoons for The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
February 10 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset. February 23 - New Moon. March 9 - Full Moon, Supermoon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This is also the second of four supermoons for March 20 - March Equinox.
The March equinox occurs at UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world.
This is also the first day of spring vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. March 24 - New Moon. March 24 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky.
Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. March 24 - Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the bright planet in the western sky after sunset.
April 8 - Full Moon, Supermoon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. Many coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
This is also the third of four supermoons for April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from April It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The nearly new moon will ensure dark skies for what should be a good show this year. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky. April 23 - New Moon.
May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year, blocking out all but the brightest meteors.
Planetary Overview The Astrology of Year On this page, you'll find a Feb 3, AM, Mercury enters Pisces, Mer 0 Pis 00' May 14, AM, Jupiter Retrograde, Jup 27 Cap 14'Rx Parallels and Conjunctions, Contra- Parallels and Oppositions – focus in on planetary alignments in the year ahead. February planetary overview. We present youmajor astrological aspects and transits: new moon, full moon, Mercury retrograde, Mars in.
But if you are patient, you should still should be able to catch a few good ones. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky. May 7 - Full Moon, Supermoon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This is also the last of four supermoons for May 22 - New Moon.
June 4 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. June 5 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. June 5 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. June 21 - New Moon. June 21 - Annular Solar Eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun.
This results in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. The path of the eclipse will begin in central Africa and travel through Saudi Arabia, northern India, and southern China before ending in the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and southern Asia. June 22 - June Solstice. The June solstice occurs at UTC.
The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at This is the first day of summer summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. July 5 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. July 5 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
July 14 - Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons.
A medium-sized telescope should be able to show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter's four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet. July 20 - New Moon.
July 20 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons. July 22 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July The second quarter moon will block many of the fainter meteors this year. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few of the brighter ones. August 3 - Full Moon.
Venus, goddess of sugar, spice and good company arrives on the 2nd and stays until the 25th. In so doing, these year cycles create the rhythmic breath of societal development. This conjunction and the ensuing new Jupiter-Saturn year cycle occurs in Capricorn, the land where Saturn rules, and where Jupiter will then be visiting. Charm, and your Piscean ability to navigate choppy waters with canny ease, work wonders. There were two Jupiter-Uranus cycles since the start of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Sturgeon Moon because the large sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and other major lakes were more easily caught at this time of year. August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August The second quarter moon will block out some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show.
Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky. August 13 - Venus at Greatest Western Elongation. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise. August 19 - New Moon. September 2 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year.
September 11 - Neptune at Opposition. The blue giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Neptune. Due to its extreme distance from Earth, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
September 17 - New Moon. September 22 - September Equinox. The September equinox occurs at UTC. This is also the first day of fall autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. October 1 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because at this time of year the leaves are falling and the game is fat and ready to hunt.
This moon has also been known as the Travel Moon and the Blood Moon. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon.