Welcome to "Starcast"—a fascinating look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun signs. Even very young school children, barely out of Pre-K, know and understand that our solar system has the most active—and the most dynamic—of all travel schedules. Look, for example, at the way in which the planet Pluto (slow-moving transformation) slipped effortlessly from one sun sign—the brilliant and adventure-seeking Sagittarius, the Centaur (half human/half horse)—into the next, the conservative and resourceful Capricorn, the Mountain Goat (forever climbing up the narrow mountain ledge toward success), last November 26, 2008—for approximately 14 years! That's amazing, as Pluto in Capricorn now makes its way forward until November 19, 20204—except for a brief stint back and forth through Aquarius, the Water Bearer (pouring the Waters of Truth on humankind), from January 20 to September 1, 20204—before finally leaving Capricorn for Aquarius on November 19, 2024 (absolutely a "Starcast" for another time).
Noteworthy: Pluto (co-ruler with the planet, Mars—raw energy—of Scorpio, the Scorpion) originally entered Capricorn on January 24, 2008 (there was a spin back and forth through Sagittarius—where Pluto had been for 14 years prior), and now creates the incredible effect of Pluto's concentrated and life-changing energy gliding forward through whatever house (there are 12) that Capricorn governs in your birth chart.
In your mind's eye, see a numerical (1 through 12) clock. That's your own birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (5 to 4 o'clock, for example) is a house, an area of activity (love, money—in every currency imaginable—work, and so on) in your daily existence, one of which Capricorn rules in your birth chart. Now, know that this influence (Pluto in Capricorn) arrives amid vivid circumstances to teach you about ongoing change. The result: a new way of thinking, of being, of handling your life. It's pure transformation—no matter who you are or where you are.
Here's how Pluto's lengthy spin through Capricorn, the Mountain Goat, influences the 12 sun signs within the 12 houses of the zodiac wheel.
ARIES March 21-April 19
Your 10th House: Your Career and its Advancement. You'll continue to research and review a cross-section of career-related matters. In fact nothing will be too obscure for you to delve into. And that's very good! SIDESTEP going over past situations and involvements best forgotten.
TAURUS April 20-May 20
Your 9th House; New Ideas, Plans and Projects—near and at a distance. During this long and interesting cycle, you'll amaze even yourself as new ideas and new possibilities surface. At best, new opportunities appear out of nowhere. SIDESTEP being too conservative for current conditions.
GEMINI May 21-June 21
Your 8th House: Revitalization—mental, emotional, physical, financial and spiritual. The most serious side of your nature now permeates even the most insignificant details. However, it's vital that you work to see optimism in all things. SIDESTEP being uncharacteristically low-key.
CANCER June 22-July 22
Your 7th House: Agreements and Special Arrangements; even the desired Contract. Approach everything, and everyone, with a steady eye. You're after turning the root cause of every issue into something that's already sound and rewarding. SIDESTEP sarcasm—yours or someone else's.
LEO July 23-August 22
Your 6th House: The Work Scene and Its Content. Know that Pluto in Capricorn marks a completely new direction in your business affairs. And you'll now have to discipline yourself with great understanding. SIDESTEP a bleak take on situations that now invade your thoughts.
VIRGO August 23-September 22
Your 5th House; Close Relationships, Creativity and Speculation—taking a chance. This absorbing cycle is among your favorites, for new relationships (personal and professional) come into existence with ease and laughter. SIDESTEP chilliness; your warmth saves the day.
LIBRA September 23-October 22
Your 4th House: Base of Operations—where you live and where you work. Always aware of who is in control, you still maintain the decision-making power. Only now you do it with a new sense of verve, style and dash. And very quietly too. SIDESTEP overlooking some superb ideas.
SCORPIO October 23-November 21
Your 3rd House: All forms of communications. Expressing your vibrant point of view—at anytime—is never a problem for you. Only now, a new and even more subtle quality is added to just how you express yourself. SIDESTEP being stand-offish, when involvement works to your advantage.
SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21
Your 2nd House; Your Income Possessions and Lifestyle. So much is going on in this sector that even you may be caught off-guard; overwhelmed by late-breaking developments. Stay steady and be true to your style. Time is on your side. SIDESTEP being tough to work with.
CAPRICORN December 22-January 19
Your 1st House: Personal Efforts and Endeavors. Who could have imagined the countless changes that have taken place? Accept only those situations that support and advance your life; you do have the power. SIDESTEP hiding out—when center stage belongs to you.
AQUARIUS January 20-February 18
Your 12th House: Confidential Matter and Secret Strategy-Planning Sessions. This particular influence—Pluto in Capricorn—works well for you. You're focused and ready to take on all corners. However, leave nothing to chance. SIDESTEP being evasive, when interest is the key.
PISCES February 19-March 20
Your 11th House: Your Secret Agenda, which contains the desires of your heart, now has your complete attention. But given your natural low-key approach, few people realize just how absorbed you are in hidden matters. SIDESTEP being difficult, if not impossible to reach.
Fran Smith will return with the next Starcast on May 23, 2014.