In 2014, Libra can expect promotion or a total change of career direction. Their horoscope shows a change of status, marital or otherwise depending on what other factors in your chart are being activated. Your ruler Venus will start off the year retrograde in your 4th house, which means you may not feel like your usual sociable and charming Libra self. You may even find yourself inexplicably pulling away from your partners while it is retrograde. Early in the year then, you may prefer to hibernate and snuggle up solo on the sofa with the cat. This might actually be a good idea if you have been partying too hard over Christmas. Any chance of tranquillity should be savoured because like your Cardinal sign comrades, this could be a roller coaster year for you Libra. The Jupiter opposition Pluto could mean you are being pulled in two different directions in terms of your career. Your domestic scene is expanding in some way, either due to a new arrival, or because you maybe spending money on an extension or some other improvement that makes your home seem grander. It might just be that you are experiencing more house guests. But your career or life calling is demanding much of your time and this may be connected with your love life too. Either you will obsess about someone at work or someone could become a Svengali figure for you.
Year Of The Rollercoaster
As I said in the 2014 Forecast “Relationships started in January may have a lot to live up to. It will be hard to keep ones expectations realistic. Decan 2 Cardinal signs will find it hard not to coerce their partners into making commitments before they are ready. Or they may be at the receiving end of bullying tactics from an over enthusiastic/ambitious partner.” Mars is retrograde in your sign, but “Even if Mars is in detriment in Libra, the slowing down of the planet of war and competition might be a good thing. I think it will manifest unlikely but creative combinations, and bring unusual alliances.” So any romance you start around February/March be a bit like the “odd couple”. You could seal the deal in all partnerships with the April 15 Lunar eclipse falling in your 1st house. You feel recharged and in-charge with this Eclipse making you feel fertile and creative. Your Mojo is back and you feel vital again. Remember this feeling Libra decan 2 because April 23 is the Grand Cross in the Cardinal signs that I warned about in the 2014 forecast. “In our own relationships, I would say with utter certainty and in bold letters. “Do not go into battle with any Libra Crows on April 23” . BUT, if you are very clever (and feel like being mean), try to goad them into attack and then watch them self-destruct.”
You should be feeling confident enough to resist any bait thrown at you by more aggressive signs my dear Libras, but I do urge you to resist even the slightest prods and probes. Step away from the agitators, because, out of all the cardinal signs you are actually the one most likely to loose it big time. So try not to get in a flap unless it’s to flap your wings right outta there. You are being protected by Jupiter in your Career house however, which means the April 29 Solar eclipse in your 8th house might even bring a legacy or inheritance your way rather than the unwelcome debt which is sometimes associated with this house. But those of you who haven’t heeded my warning, could indeed be paying a hefty fine instead. The Persephone Nodal Wand could be magic for you since it will fall across your relationship axis. North Node/Ceres/Mars in your first mean you are proactive in relationships and may, unusually for you, play out the role of a ruthless Pluto in your pursuit of a mate. You may be attracted to flighty Peter Pan types who don’t want to be pinned down however. Libra decan 3 will experience this more acutely and it may feel like they are replaying a past life scenario somehow with those nodes being involved. Maybe this is payback time when you were the one who didn’t want to commit.
The October 8 Lunar Eclipse in your 7th house puts finding a long-term mate high on the agenda. If your cosmic karma is sound, you might even salvage a decent relationship out of these moonbeams. That is, if you can avoid being derailed by those fly-by-nights I mentioned earlier and go for a more stable and mature soul. After the eclipse the grand fire trine could be rather fabulous for Libra decan 2 as it turns into a high-flying and enlightening Kite for them. From October 11 – 14. The minor grand trine part of the Kite is activated by the Sun/North Node at 18º Libra at the apex with Mars trine Jupiter at its base. Those with this plugging into their chart can expect creative gifts and inspiration, which will help align them with their true life-path. But all Libra’s will lap up this grand trine to some extend as the Sun/North Node will fall in your 1st house. After that, the October 23 Solar Eclipse in your 2nd house highlights your self worth and personal finances. It will force you to get your accounts in order in time for the penultimate Uranus square Pluto on December 14, which hits you as part of the Cardinal crisis. This square may feel harsh, but it wont be as explosive as the last one. By now you have toughened up those spiritual muscles, so you are fighting fit for anything that life throws at you in 2015.
Libra Horoscope 2014 ~ Best & Worst
Jupiter goes retrograde in your 10th house from the beginning of the year and then turns direct and remains there until until July 14. This extra long stay of the planet of luck and expansion in your career house could bring promotion or a rise in status. Sometimes this can mean a change in status from being single to married, in particular if you were to marry up. You could gain a qualification or even gain a few nice letters after your name. After July you get networking and should make many new friends. You should be networking madly by now as your social life takes off and you are attracting new clients and making beneficial connections far and wide. Best days for love: Venus in your 5th house of love affairs from Mar 5 – Apr 5, Venus in your 7th house of marriage and partnerships from May 3 – 28. An exciting out-of-the-blue-date with Venus conjunct Uranus on May 15, a passionate argument ends in commitment with Venus conjunct Eris May 22, Venus in your 10th from Jul 18 – Aug 11 is less about romance, but gets you noticed, Venus in your 1st house from Sep 30 –Oct 23 is always hot stuff when your body is oozing with charm and magnetism. On Oct 24 your ruler Venus is lit up like a Christmas tree by the Sun. Grin and Bear it days: Mar 29, Jun 12 and Aug 26. Mercury retardation annoyance: Mercury retrograde in your career house from Jun 8 – Jun 16 could hamper your progress up the status ladder somewhat, you just need to be patient.
The decans below make the tranists as accurate as they can be within a ten degree orb. But for a detailed account about how this year will effect you personally, please refer to the READINGS page.
Birthdays September 23 – October 3 Ascendants 0º – 10º
Uranus opposite your decan until end February electrifies your identity, but the bubble bursts if there are any problems you have been trying to bury. Uranus does bring a certain amount of excitement and freedom with it though. Try to let go of expectations and ride the sea of change with an open mind. The worst thing to do now would be to take anything in your life for granted. Relationships can be volatile, but this is also forcing you to adapt quickly to the tides of change. It will keep you on your toes for sure, but all that dancing means you become svelte and swift as you adjust to each new balance point. And hey, you are the sign of balance, so if anyone can handle surfing the waves, you can! Jupiter square your decan Feb 27 – Mar 13 gives you an energizing boost from Jupiter so you are feeling confident and daring after your tussle with Uranus’s thunderbolts. This sets you up for the rest of the year. Black Moon Lilith sextile your decan Feb 28 – Jun 6 gives you some magic moments to savor while you get used to your new lusty and vital self. This is also aided by ambitious and courageous Mars conjunct your decan May 5 – Jun 4 making you competitive and bold. You can enjoy some steady accomplishment, solve problems with ease and feel strong and powerful in yourself.
Its really full steam ahead now with Jupiter sextile your decan Jul 14 – Sep 2 and your social life should take off with great opportunities to make new and beneficial connections. The good luck continues with Mars sextile your decan Sep 13 – Sep 29 Make the most of this by working hard and pushing for what you want steadily. Takes some risks because you will have to cool down and stand back from competition when Mars squares your decan Oct 25 – Nov 9 At this time being too aggressive in your dealings could rub people up the wrong way. Life may feel rushed and hectic and you might feel the tension rising in your social life. Take a deep breath and try and bide your time until conditions are more favourable, if you can! Impatience may cause minor accidents so instead unwind by taking some physical exercise to let off that Mars steam. Mars trine your decan Dec 4 – Dec 18 Now you can leap back into the ring with confidence. A harmonious Mars is channeled well and fires you up in a way that doesn’t burn your good self or others. You can enjoy the rough and tumble of business again in a focused manner. Meetings are lively and fun.
Birthdays from October 4 – 13 Ascendants 10º – 20º
Uranus opposite your decan all year. Like decan 1 this aspect electrifies your identity, only you get to work with this bustling energy all year, so you better get good at channeling it. The bubble will burst if there are any unresolved relationship issues that have been laying stagnant for a while. This transit does bring a certain amount of excitement and freedom with it though. As with decan 1 try to let go of expectation and ride the sea of change with an open mind. The worst thing to do now would be to take anything in your life for granted. You will be forced to adapt quickly to the tides of change. It will keep you on your toes for sure but all that dancing means you become svelte and swift as you adjust each new wave that bubbles up. Having this transit all year will give you ample time to master the art of life surfing. Pluto square your decan all year. Gosh yes and you also have the relentless transformation of the god of the underworld to content with too. Your life will certainly look very different by the end of 2014. You will crave the intensity that may have been lacking in your life thus far. Boy with you get it this year. You are changing profoundly within and this may feel painful if life outside does not quite yet sync with what your soul is crying out for. Try to resist controlling everything and everyone, this may prove extremely hard while everything seems quite chaotic around you. The temptation might be to hold on too hard to certain elements of your life and not allow the change take its natural course. Let go and enjoy the ride is the best policy. Jupiter square your decan until end of May will help you adopt a philosophical outlook however. You will still feel pretty self confident in yourself despite the challenges. This will help you feel quite exhilarated by it all. Be careful not to burn yourself out though as you get carried away by the energy. Pacing yourself is the key. Mars Retrograde conjunct your decan Jan 1 – Jan 24, Rx Apr 3 – May 8, Jun 1 – Jul 7 will actually help you slow down and organize during its extended stay in this very powerful point in your chart. If you play this well you will be able to problem solve and be extremely productive. The only problem is that a Mars Retrograde may not feel quite comfortable with pushing forward even if it’s ideas are sound. This forces you to be much more conservative and cautious in your dealings. Prudence is probably wise, for as I expressed in the general forecast, you get the full effect of the explosive Grand Cross in your decan during this time and all the complications that come with it. Go with your instincts and try not to let others bully you with “Shoulds” when something really doesn’t feel right.
Black Moon Lilith sextile your decan Jun 1 – Sep 8 will help you to keep true to yourself at the tail end of the Mars retrograde. Lilith’s charm will also help repair any damage if you did happen to let rip throughout the stress of the Grand Cross. Jupiter sextile your decan Aug 31 – Nov 6 will also help you bounce back from any faux pa’s committed during the Grand Cross if indeed you were grandly cross! The North Node conjunct your decan Sep 8 – Dec 21 means now you can also reach out to others for help. Their kindly response will help smooth down any ruffled feathers. Any people you meet can help put you back on course and refill your self-confidence tank. Mars sextile your decan Sep 28 – Oct 14 ensures the quiet success continues as you make steady progress in all your endeavours. Take this time to build up your strength and immune system in preparation for the Solar Eclipse opposite your decan October 23. This falls in your solar 7th house making it actually fairly beneficial for finding a long-term mate. The only thing is the 7th house is also the house of open enemies, so it might be a case of “Help, I’ve Found My Soulmate.” The opposition here suggests a bit of a love/hate, Taylor/Burton start to the romance. It might take a while for the relationship to “bed-in” as it were. Still, you might have fun with all that make-up sex… Mars square your decan Nov 8 – Nov 23 could be tussles in the board room or the bedroom if you started a love affair at the eclipse. It could even be both if you were naughty and are now mixing business with pleasure. My answer to all this? Thrash the beanbags at the gym. Mars trine your decan Dec 17 – Dec 31. Ok you can put away the boxing gloves now and enjoy dashing about on a sledge picking up Christmas goodies. This is great timing for a Mars trine passion and energy boost. You can get all steamy in front of the yuletide log fire with a glass of Port and Bing Crosby. Ba, ba, ba bum.
Birthdays from October 14 – 22 Ascendants 20º – 30º
You start the year in a hissy fit with Black Moon square your decan Jan 1 – Mar 13. But hell, at least you are speaking your truth. Just make sure you keep away from the disemboweling instruments. This is a splendid time for detoxing however, especially after any Christmas binging. Mars conjunct your decan Jan 21 – Feb 10, Rx Mar 19 – April 6 2014, July 5 – July 28 will actually help you slow down and organise what to focus on during its extended stay in this very powerful point in your chart. If you have managed to keep away from the aforementioned surgical tools you will be able to problem solve and be extremely productive without hurting anyone. Mars Retrograde may not feel quite comfortable with pushing any radical ideas forward, even good ones. This forces you to be much more conservative and cautious in your dealings, which is probably a good thing. As I expressed in the general forecast, you get the full effect of the explosive Grand Cross activating your decan at this time and all the complications that come with it. Go with your instincts and try not to let others bully you with “Shoulds” when something really doesn’t feel right. North Node conjunct your decan Mar 4 – Sep 27 rewards all your heel-digging by showing you the direction you should have been going in all along. The Mars Rx delays have helped you formulate your master plan. Now suddenly the right people are falling onto your path with strategies that will carry you to the next level. This is spurred on by the Lunar eclipse conjunct your decan April 15 This is superb because this lights up your body and soul. Health wise you should feel vibrant and back to your old self if you have been feeling run- down after the challenging start to the year. Jupiter square your decan May 30 – July 20 feeds your confidence and enthusiasm. However now you have to be careful not to overdo things since Mars has turned direct in your 1st house and is raring to go. Try to be patient, conserve your energy and take a holiday while Jupiter and the weather are still hot.
If you have taken a break you can come back all refreshed and take advantage of charming Black Moon Lilith sextile your decan Aug 30 – Dec 6 You have an extra seductive and magical window within this period with a sizzling Mars sextile your decan Oct 12 – Oct 27. This is great for pitching ideas to people in high places, the more unusual and kooky the better. In fact they might not even notice just how daring your requests are because you are smiling so much your teeth are blinding them. Remember to check for spinach. Mars square your decan Nov 21 – Dec 6 This is the kind of time when all people will see is spinach on your teeth, not only that, but it appears you have grown sharp pointy fangs too….So, keep your mouth shut, head down and just buy Christmas presents online. Otherwise you might get into a squabble with an over-worked and tetchy shop assistant. Go visit Santa instead, his fluffy beard will calm you.