Sagittarius - The challenges in the year ahead
by Sandra Zagatti
Mars will be in a troublesome position in your fourth Solar House in Pisces from February 1 to mid March, while Mercury will be retrograde in the same sign until mid April, together with Venus and the Sun until March 20. This period may be more insidious for the first decan, because Mars (until mid February) and then the fast planets will rouse the delicate aspects of Neptune and Jupiter. Indeed, this planetary concentration may be annoying for all of you, especially in your relational sphere, since some family, sentimental or professional relationships may prove to be a bit limiting. To be precise, the difficult aspects wonít just indicate trouble; the square from the sign of Pisces will bring doubt, confusion, and vagueness in your way of perceiving others and perhaps in your attitude. For this reason, the sky may help you shed light on some problems, especially if your relationship is shaky or doesnít lie on the solid foundations of common purposes, sincere feelings, motivation, enthusiasm and planning. So, if you are aware of this possibility, you will be able to resolve (or at least understand) some delicate issues with greater calm and a sense of responsibility.
Actually, Mars may cause a tense atmosphere and may bring the risk of arguments, by urging you to take a stubborn or rigid attitude, thus hampering any mediation; so you may face some discussions with your family on economic choices or issues to do with your assets. For this reason, you should be careful in handling any legal matters with any ex partners or relatives, as well as in any business or asset negotiations.
Another critical period will be between late spring and early summer; the fast planets (Iím referring to the Sun, Mercury and Venus, which tend to be close together in the zodiac) will be opposing your sign from Gemini in the second half of May, and then they will make room for Mars in the same sign from June to mid July. In this case, the transit of the outer planets will be particularly incisive once again; though the emphasised square of Neptune will insist on the first decan and Jupiter will bother the third, the second decan might also experience a difficult period. Considering that the sign of Gemini represents your seventh Solar House, the planets will focus on any collaborations and economic issues (both in your professional and private spheres), especially if youíre in a couple who shares a home, family and everyday life. In some cases, you may decide (or be forced) to make some changes in a company or an alliance, or choose to give up a project or initiative that is too expensive.
Between mid October and early December, Mars will be transiting your tenth Solar House in Virgo. At that time, Jupiter will have ended its opposition and the fast planets wonít add any tricky aspects. In actual fact, I think that the transits will be less insidious; the red planet might even be useful, since it may help you test your ambitions in terms of feasibility and constancy. In this regard, may I remind you of the suggestions that I gave you in the introduction, so donít lose sight of the possibility of finding some new professional and existential directions that are more in tune with your nature.