Hi Friends,
Hope your holiday celebrations were good ones. We have now entered the realm of 2016, where we will see many more changes, challenges, and completions. Every effort we make this year will be rewarded in due time. We all know that making a living, relationships, and just the little things in everyday life take a lot of work these days. Well, this year we’ll need to appreciate every victory, no matter how small. The Universe will cooperate with us, but only if we’re patient and put in the necessary effort needed for taking the next step.

In 2016, we will need to decide on what kind of future we want for our world and our fellow human beings. What area of life needs the biggest boost? What are we willing to let go of? And more importantly, Will we take our individual power back? You decide, and then focus your efforts and attention there and watch things happen. Things can become more intense this year, no need to take on the world alone when you can be more effective with those who share your vision of the future. 2016 is a year of teamwork, and of shared efforts with partners and loved ones. And that includes celebrating your wins, too!

If you start to feel overwhelmed or frustrated, shift your focus to fewer or more minor things. No effort is small if done with passion. Then let some of this year’s good luck go to work for you. A small dose of faith and luck will go far at crucial times. In numerology, 2016 is a 9 year, and 9 is pure magic. It creates what it intensely visualizes, and then it vanishes and leaves room for the next new wonderful thing!
Here are the major Aspects in 2016:

March 05 – Mars enters Sagittarius- action, politics, restless travel, thrill seeking, looking for answers to life
March 08 – Pisces Solar Eclipse-Lost, another spiritual quest, letting go of old beliefs including religious beliefs, longing for meaning
March 16 – Jupiter trine Pluto- powerful changes to governments, corporations, agriculture, food, health, reinventing ourselves and more purpose.
March 23 – Jupiter square Saturn- challenges to society, worry about future, not sure about security, dissolving structures, earth changes, weather disruptions
March 23 – Libra Lunar Eclipse- saying goodbye to others, endings, letting go of things that don’t work anymore, reevaluating partnerships
April 17 – Mars goes Retrograde in Sagittarius- slow down, looking within, pondering life, self reflection, overactive minds, meaningless debates, possible air travel interruption, foreign affairs
May 26 – Jupiter square Saturn- challenges to society, worry about future, not sure about security, dissolving structures, earth changes, weather disruptions
June 18 – Saturn square Neptune- slowing down, heavy energy, letting go of useless things, dissolving old beliefs, oil issues, possible stock market crash
June 26 – Jupiter trine Pluto- turning point, powerful changes to governments, corporations, agriculture, food, health, reinventing ourselves and more purpose
June 29 – Mars goes direct in Scorpio- motivation returns, desire increases to accomplish, self-assertive, change in financial matters
September 01 – Virgo Solar Eclipse- health, food, concerns over environment, employment matters, social security in question,
September 09 — Jupiter enters Libra- relationships, romance in the air, people connecting, legal matters amplified, possible conflict in world.
September 10 – Saturn square Neptune- slowing down, heavy energy, letting go of useless things, dissolving old beliefs, oil issues, possible stock market crash
September 16 – Pisces Lunar Eclipse- issues revisited from March, endings, challenging to beliefs, letting go of religious beliefs
November 24 – Jupiter square Pluto-political changes, legal matters can be challenging, relationship issues, restructuring political landscape, repair & rebuild foundations
December 24 – Saturn trine Uranus- stability & creativity, originality, uniqueness, old ways give way to new ones, going in a new direction
Dec 26 – Jupiter opposite Uranus- desire to release the old ways, a need for newness, innovative, technical, different routines

Belief Overview for each Element:

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) have plenty of room and time to work on their personal passions this year. Uranus is still in the heart of Aries, so there may be times when you need to remind yourself to not wander off too far on your own. Passions and preferences, especially in social activities, may sometimes clash with the desires of others, but 2016 brings you more patience and willingness to go with the flow and see what happens. Discover a few new passions this year. There will be strength in numbers, and you can be the strongest member of any team. You naturally work hard, and thus will benefit big this year.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) get their share of cosmic attention in 2016. There are four Mercury retrogrades, mostly in Earth signs. Work with greater care and then you should experience few – if any – mistakes or misunderstandings. Things will go so smoothly that it may seem too good to be true. It’s not! Jupiter and the Lunar North Node occupy Virgo through the first half of the year, bringing more magical good fortune to you. After August a bit of that sparkle may start to fade, so plan accordingly.The September Solar Eclipse in Virgo gives you an edge this year when taking care of daily life and business. Taking care of one another are emphasized.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) may feel more comfortable in 2016 than they did in 2015. Teamwork, communication, and mutual understanding are highlighted, so this year will feel natural to you. The Moon begins this year in the first degree of Libra and that helps you all year long. There may be times when you need to take charge and lead your team. Mars begins 2016 in Libra. This offers extra influence and administrative powers, should you need them. The Lunar Eclipse in Libra in March sets the tone for progress in relationships. You may not see results instantly, but you will. And you may be more intuitive all year long.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are always sensitive, and this can be an advantage for you in 2016. You can keenly spot when complications are developing, and from whom/where. If feeling out of touch, the Solar Eclipse in Pisces in March will reconnect you. A Lunar Eclipse in Pisces in September is another boost to your instincts and intuition. Mars is retrograde during the majority of Spring in the sign of Scorpio. If you feel hesitant to act or make a judgment call, you have cosmic permission to go slowly.

Have a fabulous year friends !

Joseph P. Anthony