For the most part, things are going to stay pretty much the same in 2014, but there are some bright spots to mitigate some of the "same old". We are still dealing with the Uranus/Pluto square, that has been instigating the uneasy global conflicts, economic hardships and societal issues that has been going on since 2012. It comes to ahead in April when there will be super-charged Grand Cross. The good news here is the Grand Cross marks the beginning of the end of this energy that will be gone in 2015.
Mercury retrogrades three times, all beginning in water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio, but retrograding back into the air signs of Aquarius, Gemini and Libra respectively. Emotional issues have to be revised and updated to align more with our true inner essence, intuition and awareness. Our feelings, intuition and awareness of our inner connection to the Divine becomes the terrain that must be reviewed, revised and infused with spiritual growth and awareness. Mercury brings important information, which bubbles up to the surface as we accept the inner call to explore the inner aspects of our spiritual essence.
This year will be a deciding one for relationships, since we have both a Mars and Venus retrograde this year. Many outdated, outworn and outmoded ones will finally end while new and fulfilling ones will begin. Get out and network the second half of the year. You simply won't believe the potential and possibilities that those efforts will attract.
Saturn continues its long journey through Scorpio. This serious planet in this serious sign will bring a time of reckoning. Those individuals and companies who are in heavy debt will need to acknowledge that this has to be dealt with and cannot be ignored any longer. Expect to see more businesses going bankrupt, more job losses due to this and more people asking for professional guidance on how to sort out their finances.
Some good news is with Neptune in the early degrees of Pisces, those working in psychic fields such as carrying out psychic research will have the benefit of new techniques that are being developed to record paranormal phenomena. People working in alternative medicine and who deliver alternative therapies will find there is increasing demand for their services.
Another major shift will be July when Jupiter moves from Cancer to Leo and it becomes about fire, passion, joy, creativity and opening our hearts. Jupiter has not been in Leo for 12 years and this truly is going to be a year of passion and letting go of much of the fear based mentality and moving into action for many of us.
Creativity will take center stage during this transit and you will find inspiration in the most unlikely places. You can expect to meet interesting, creative and successful new people. And as per Leo's penchant towards infatuation, there is possibilities for new romances either short or long terms.