by Dr. Marybeth Dixon
March 22 - May 21 and Aries Rising
Your decisiveness and leadership abilities have run into a snag. It seems that you cannot get any cooperation. It is difficult to know when to act and when to desist from action, as the planets seem to move against your natural tendencies. July and August will encourage you to take a back seat to others and you may have to relinquish control. November and December move you forward to higher wisdoms and many Aries will travel to places of spiritual retreat and rejuvenation. Put your energies in places for the highest Good.
May 22 - May 21 and Taurus Rising
Major transformation planets have entered into your life and positive spiritual and psychological energies are leading you to higher understanding. You are drawn to all studies in the above categories. Teachers, books and classes seem to come to you without effort. Many Taurus people will travel this half of the year. Some attention should be paid to health issues in the fall. Allow your higher energies to break through your restrictions.
May 22 - June 21 and Gemini Rising
Many adventures await you over the next six months. New and innovative educational programs will seek you out. Work with youth is strongly indicated. You may be inspired to form new ways and means to help local service areas. Your finances need your attention and when helping others, keep in mind your true capacity here. September offers creative projects you will love. Your highest spiritual goals stand strong and available. Use your energies to inspire others.
June 22 - July 21 and Cancer Rising
You may find disappointing changes around you and many people in your sphere seem unable to keep their commitments to you. So much of your nature involves aiding and caring for others, but not everyone will want your help just now and you may have to let some things go in order to maintain your own balance. Do not put off your own spiritual commitments. Take time to get centered and let stressful situations sit. Make your personal higher priorities number one in your life. Everyone will benefit from the energy you create.
July 22 - August 21 and Leo Rising
New and exciting communication projects come your way. You will be successful in bringing people together, dispensing information and enjoying the opportunities to use your creative abilities. Some Leos will develop new skills by improving their education; others will travel and form new partnerships. Marriage is possible over this six month time period. Do not fret over scheduling changes. Develop discrimination and patience. Too much excitement will work against you. Remember that all are equal and act accordingly.
August 22 - September 21 and Virgo Rising
You may be asked to do more for less and finances can become an obstacle in your plans. You will benefit from a friend's intervention that moves you forward to success. Innovative spiritual and psychological communications take on a new meaning as you struggle with opposing views. You will have to practice what you are presenting to others to bring the pieces together. October shows good results from your efforts. Do listen to all sides, but go where your inner spirit leads you.
September 21 - October 22 and Libra Rising
So many responsibilities and demands in your life now can be frustrating. However, you will develop organizational and delegation skills out of necessity. Family and friends seem to be at odds now and ask you to arbitrate. This may be an area that you want to avoid as change is unlikely at this time and may put you under more stress. Some separations are likely. Use your wisdom and discrimination at its highest level to decide where your time should be spent.
October 22 - November 21 and Scorpio Rising
Scorpio, you have entered a strong time of your life in which you will be turning within. This has two aspects. The first is to find what spiritual disciplines and studies work for you and to commit to them. The second part infers that you will be dealing with issues from your past in this life and in others. Most of your responses will be quiet understanding; some issues may require research. Even though duties from the practical world will demand attention, balance and organization serve you well in both arenas.
November 22 - December 21 and Sagittarius Rising
New and creative ideas meet with opposition. You will have to be the negotiator in order to move forward. Late birthday Sagittarians may see their plans on hold until next year. However, all Sagittarians will benefit from sticking to the status-quo for now. Working with teams and groups gives you insight for diffusing difficult situations. Children may require your supervision more often. Give what you can give best - understanding, love and patience.
December 22 - January 21 and Capricorn Rising
You will be more inclined towards discipline and regulations in your life now, in order to succeed. This is a natural instinct that usually works for you, but new circumstances may take you out of your procedures to different understandings. Creating new programs for yourself and others is in your stars. Summer travel brings support to your core beliefs and foundations. Keep your personal realizations to yourself as others may tend to minimize your knowledge and experiences. You are in process. Let it happen.
January 22 - Feb 21 and Aquarius Rising
Your stars energize your level of spirituality, including travel and education that supports this goal. Find what you need and stick to it. Stop changing programs and teachers. Do the work without excuses; this is your time to succeed. A situation from your past may interfere with your plans. Deal briefly with what needs to be done. Legal solutions may be needed here. Be sure to look into the background of people who say they are experts. Be aware of your inner life, even while enjoying outside activities.
February 22 - March 21 and Pisces Rising
When to be involved with activities and when to withdraw seems to be the question now. Finances may not improve for a while, and should be considered in decision making. Organizations, groups and spiritual places offer you opportunities and new friendships; older friendships may dissolve. Travel in October gives you a much needed break; look to a Scorpio for support and fun. Putting your spirituality into action could be the balance you need as the planets fluctuate for a while.