Friday, 20 March 2015
Russell Grant: Astrology and the Power of the Eclipse
The Spring Equinox marks the beginning of the light half of the solar year - from now on there will be more hours of sunlight than darkness each day. It has always been a great time for celebration and new beginnings, enjoyed by pagans and non-pagans alike. What’s different about this year’s Spring Equinox is that it also coincides with a total solar eclipse. According to celebrity astrologer Russell Grant, it is rare for this to happen at the same time.
Astrologically, Russell Grant says there is power and energy at the Spring Equinox and eclipses are major events too. These combined forces can have a deep and lasting effect on all the sun signs.
Here’s how he says this energy might affect you according to your sign.
Aries (Mar21/Apr20): Secrets of the past will surface over the next six months. You will prefer to keep out of the limelight and will be spending more time with people who are in touch with their spirituality. Increased sensitivity to the needs of others along with your natural psychic gifts will give you an almost mystical power. Be certain to use this wisely and remember the laws of Karma: as you sow, so shall you reap.
Taurus (Apr21/May21): When was the last time you reflected on your friendships and social commitments? If you can’t remember, it is time to rectify that now. If activities carried out with the same old friends or regular routines now bore you, why bother to continue? Follow your heart and this could lead you to joining a volunteer organisation. Charity work where you can be of help and service to others would be really good for you now and could enrich your life beyond measure.
Gemini (May22/June21): People sometimes fail because they lose hope. They might give in to doubt and anxiety or lose sight of their original aims. The Spring Equinox is a perfect time for you to think about your long-term goals. Are you letting minor distractions and disruptions get in the way? Press ahead with plans you really believe in. Refuse to be fobbed of by anyone who doesn’t take your ideas seriously. Maybe you need to find your way back to optimism again.
Cancer (June22/July23): If life lacks challenge, stimulation or excitement, it’s no use complaining without doing anything about it. Take the initiative and get started on new ideas. Let your boss know you are capable of more or look for ways to broaden your horizons. You won’t ever realise your full potential if you don’t put in the effort. Travel to a distant place will change your outlook.
Leo (July24/Aug23): Look for a new job if your demands aren’t being met. All you expect is to earn a decent amount for the work that you do. You’re hard working and loyal and that makes you worth your weight in gold. Don’t be afraid to stand your ground. You could be saddled with more responsibilities over the months ahead but you won’t have any trouble coping. Success will make you very sure of yourself, but if a risky investment grabs your interest, walk away.
Virgo (Aug24/Sept23): Turn a long-term challenge into a joint exercise and you are more likely to stick at it. Big changes will occur in your career and to a partnership. When it comes to joint dealings, a flexible frame of mind is well worth aiming for. Mixing with like-minded enthusiasts who share your interests, views and values will be empowering. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for help when you find yourself struggling. After all, that’s what friends are for.
Libra (Sept24/Oct23): If you’re making changes in your career, choose your next job wisely. Teaching, travelling and animal care are good avenues for you to explore. Take care of your health over the months ahead by exercising regularly and avoiding rich food. Stick to fresh produce, leafy vegetables, whole grains and ripe fruit as this will serve you best. Your body will thank you for it when you need energy to join in with some fun sporting or social events in the summer.
Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22): Unusual ideas for making money out of a hobby deserve more consideration. Discuss your thoughts with friends or even take professional advice. Finding a money spinning sideline will give you a fresh outlook on life. Work feels like a pleasure when you’re getting paid for a job that keeps you occupied and entertained. When you do what you love, the money will follow.
Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21): Changes in the family will affect many of your relatives in one way or another. Whether it is a separation, major financial hurdle or a house move, do your best to keep everyone looking on the bright side. You are suddenly aware of the importance of your family and roots. This could inspire a desire to delve into your family history. Initial difficulties can be overcome with perseverance.
Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20): Your communication skills have never been stronger. Dealings with friends and colleagues will be mutually advantageous whether they are work-related or for pleasure. Just be certain you have a definite plan in mind before discussing anything that may affect the future. The months ahead will be fortunate if you are involved in political issues or community affairs. Working for a politician is another good possibility.
Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19): Play your cards right and you should soon see the end of past money worries. You are about to enter a new and more lucrative phase. Over the next six months, your income prospects ride high. Finding new ways of earning a living will be both exciting and challenging. A surprise cash gift will allow you to splash out on some luxury furnishing. Capitalise on all opportunities to increase prosperity.
Pisces (Feb20/Mar20): The eclipse will have a strong impact on your personal life and private affairs over the next six months. Believe that you have the ability to make your dreams come true. Wishing is no good without the confidence and determination to turn hopes into reality. The solar eclipse tells you that there’s no end to what you can do if you believe in yourself strongly enough. Set your sights and don’t let anything stand in your way. Be ready to open the door the moment opportunity knocks.
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