Music of the Spheres: 2014
“The Turning Point Year”
Astrology for the Year of the Horse
2014 is the turning point year! It will be a fast moving year poised on an edge of transformation or chaos depending on our clarity of vision and intention. It begins dramatically with a New Moon in Capricorn, aligning with the planets, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. Uranus, Pluto, and Jupiter have been hastening, and intensifying the break down of old worldviews and paradigms, governmental structures and economies. Mars, now part of this alignment triggers events into action and/or aggression and violence. This is a profound historical time, the turning point year for humanity in its decision making process. Will we embrace the renewed worldview of interrelatedness with all life, a vital transformation of views aligning us with life sustaining systems? With Mars going retrograde on March 1st until May 19th, its stay in Libra is unusually lengthened. This heats up situations for all of us, but especially for Libras, Cancers, Capricorns and Aries, demanding clarity and physical action, or anger, resentment, and conflict fume.
Slowing our forward movement and emphasizing the need to dig deeply into our psyches, Mars retrograde are times of reviewing how we act, our habituated responses, and what it is we truly want. Each of us must cultivate a kind of radical balance to navigate the fast moving energy of 2014. Unexpected events can quickly shift situations. Many reconsiderations take place. And yet it can be a very productive year of accomplishment and business growth, as well as a continuing positive housing market. Hurt feelings, and reactive dynamics in relationships alert us to stay calm and listen deeply to the invisible needs of the other. Bringing clarity of our intention to a larger inclusive view of the preciousness of life is the navigating point so needed to traverse successfully the forces of 2014. This influence lasts through July when Mars leaves Libra and enters Scorpio with its regenerative powers, penetrating intensity, and exposure of the hidden.
We move rapidly toward the week of April 20th, then a climax of intensity takes place. On a personal level, step back, and stay balanced, inorder to move into new levels of action and alignment in your life. Here’s the initiation point for our transformation! Without this consciousness we can potentially be swept into destructive, reactive, or divisive behaviors. After May 24th the alignments shift, support for new behaviors and systems is present, renewal and new pathways for growth open.
2014 moves from the Chinese year of the Serpent to the year of the fast moving Horse, on January 30th. We shift from deep internal transformations of 2013 to taking conscious actions with clear intentions in our daily lives. Time to act on our values and the changes we want to see taking place in the world. In the year of the Horse, old issues will be surface, and intensify, with the potential for new resolutions. Think of the power of the Horse, its rippling muscles, as we blend our bodies to become one, rider and animal, ancient heart to modern heart, nature and spirit aligned, a reorientation to inner connection.
The passing of Nelson Mandela, coinciding with Mars entering Libra, the sign of the peacemaker, diplomat, harmonizer, marked a significant expression of a higher level of consciousness so needed during 2014. As we hold the intent to view the world as an interrelated whole, we step into this higher warrior archetype. Our key will be to keep centered, balanced, and grounded. Our consciousness is the bridge into the future. Humanity has the habit of crisis in order to wake up!
The federal government, President Obama, and Congress, will continue to be under increased pressure to be transparent and engage in compromise. March through May much reorganization of strategies and priorities take place. Real progress will come in communities, and cities, with visionary innovation addressing practical solutions to issues. The role that the United States plays in the world is in a time of transformation. We will witness and collectively create a new vision for our role in the world. Pressures to our system will force new definitions of our military, economic and worldwide allegiances. Depending on our consciousness, intentions, and actions during the 1st part of the year, situations can ease and the potential for collective renewal is present, after May 24th.
Twelve opportunities for 2014: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): 2014 brings you the opportunity of more awareness in your relationships and business partnerships. It is about relaxing your impulse to react immediately and developing more objectivity, not taking situations personally. If someone approaches you in unskillful ways, be alerted to take your time with responding and don’t be too surprised. April 20-22 can be particularly stressful, so give yourself extra space to deal with unexpected issues that arise. During July your confidence is strengthened, enjoyment, and creativity increases. September to October is a good travel time for you.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Transformations in your life, your identity, and who you know yourself to be, continue to take place through 2014. During the first part of the year your working life is highlighted. Putting your priorities and yearly calendar in order, is important for best results. Bring your full attention to what you are creating and what your intentions are through Mar 1st. During March through May 19th, as you reevaluate your work situation. Take care of any health issues that have been on your mind. Reviewing your obligations in partnerships intensifies in July through October. Major transformations take place toward the end of the year.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): 2014 is a year to attune to what has heart and meaning for you. Creativity is energized. Be flexible in your plans as your imagination plays an important role in what can unfold in your life now. At times your goals may seem unclear. If so, stop, create space to move inward and visualize what’s possible. Keep yourself grounded this year by attuning to health and exercise, and planning your work life with detailed attention. Be conservative with money matters as this supports your financial stability and growth. In 2014 perseverance furthers!
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): 2014 is the year you must attend to your needs! Relationships, goals, and family life are changing! Adjustments are needed as growth in consciousness propels you into self- development. Now is the time to expand your horizons into new opportunities. Home can be a frictional place in the first part of 2014, if you are not flexible and willing to hear the needs of others. Clear and sort out the old from what is essential. Taking a class in the spring brings a sense of well being. Mid April and mid June are very sensitive times and patience is needed.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): 2014 is the year of bringing your attention to how you communicate. How do you express what you need and want? Issues with siblings may arise and be brought out into the open. Patience will set the stage for positive change. Any retreats will greatly benefit your clarity of intention as July brings more enjoyment and confidence. Travel during the summer is highlighted and moving into new areas of interest as well. Suddenly you feel yourself in a new period of inspiration and more freedom. You benefit from finding a balance between your responsibilities to others and new excitement in your own life.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Your opportunity in 2014 is to honor and develop your special talents and abilities, breakthrough into new areas of sharing and expressing who you are! Group support brings forth your creativity and new levels of confidence. There may be areas in your life where you want to stabilize your sense of security, clearing up any money matters that seem chaotic or out of balance. Bringing focus, discipline, and attention to how you communicate, and any writing projects you are working on, benefits you this year. Patience and reflection with the children in your life is called for. Much change is taking place with them.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): 2014 is the year to focus on what you want, set clear intentions, especially for your self and take action. Staying consistent will help, and be rewarding, even though you will need to be flexible in your relationships with others. With the strong Mars influence, energy needs to be channeled or frustration will build up with inaction. Deep inner changes are taking place, in yourself and family or home. Resist power struggles and any comparison to others. Find ways to honor your deepest self. This is a good time to expand or enlarge on your career goals.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): 2014 is the year to go with the flow. Move into a sense that life is a current that you can navigate by being present and sensing what is needed. You are involved in much activity during the 1st half of 2014 that may not be obvious to others, clarifying what had previously been unconscious. Your life involves you in new experiences. From March to May review how things are going, then adjust, feeling free to create changes from what you thought was going to take place. July 27th begins a very active time for you. Your new responsibilities are now of great focus. Home is a place of warmth, joy and growth. September and October bring travel, with lots of activity.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): 2014 sets the stage for you to collaborate with others, to create a synergy of your energies. Retreating together and reaching into the imaginative and visionary realms then careful planning brings success. Your opportunity this year is to bring your clear intention out to people in ways that you haven’t done before. Adjustments will be needed especially from March to May as well as flexibility in handling the intense needs of those that you are involved with. July through September brings break throughs and travel is highlighted. Readjustment of plans takes place once again in October and November.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): 2014 gives you the opportunity to redefine your goals, especially around the career or job you envision for yourself. Clear intentions help you navigate and take action for achievement of those goals. Be flexible as situations may change quickly with different things being asked of you. March through May brings reevaluation of your direction. Know that you are continuing to transform and unfold different aspects of yourself. Keeping centered through understanding your ideals, finding quiet space, exercising, and connecting with a partner who supports your vision and deeper inner connection is essential. August may bring a move for you.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): 2014 is the year to ride the waves of change and adjustment to the larger vision that you are holding. The year of the Horse will bring quickly changing situations. You may be learning something new that takes persistence and focused attention. This path has the potential to take you into exciting areas and different levels of perception. Teaching and publishing are highlighted, with the need to review and not push forward with projects Mar 1st through May 20th. The second part of the year brings new partnerships, and inspirational ways to write and communicate your thoughts.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): 2014 is the year to develop new alternatives to how you approach situations in your life that are problematical. If situations seem to overwhelm you when the need for change arises don’t procrastinate but take a direct action to meet a goal. Be willing to release resentments that have to do with past situations. This will give you tremendous energy, channeling your talents in productive and successful ways. Family dynamics come to the forefront and during March through May need careful evaluation. Your strength is your ability to understand the interplay of the personal dynamics involved and hold a space for clarity. Your creativity and love, whether romantic, or for children in your life, is the place of joy.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 32 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to www.susanheinz.com.