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The 2016 Astrological Forecast

I'd like to give a heartfelt thanks Jill Dutton and Connie "Crash" Humistead for the privilege and honor of the chance to publish another article about Astrology!


The theme for Evolving Magazine in Kansas City (C) for the month of January 2016 is, "Conscious Evolutions". It offers examples of new directions, healthy habits, goal setting, vision boards, creating an intentional reality, journaling, and inner work. You can find out more about Evolving Magazine in KC at


If you happen to get the January 2016 copy of Evolving Magazine, my article is on Page 12. In the meantime, for your convenience, the article is pasted below.

"Ready for another exciting year? 2016 is full of promise and potential! It will have opportunities for new directions with health, personal goals, and conscious evolution.


Starting on January 5 - January 25, Mercury, the planet of communication, goes through the first of four retrograde motions this year. Retrograde motion means that a planet appears to be moving backwards in the sky. For around three weeks, there is a tendency for things to get jumbled or delayed. backup your data, be careful when travelling, make sure to check and double check contracts before you sign them. All Mercury retrogrades this year are in earth signs, which brings a hue of sense and practicality to the retrograde energy.


Mercury will retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, an earth sign. That will help you be focused on the practical aspects of life. It's an ideal time to reorganize into a simple structure that will facilitate your efforts for the year to come.


Also in January, Jupiter, the planet of expansiveness, goes retrograde too. Jupiter is an outward-looking planet. During this backward motion which lasts until June, it's a great time to look inward, reevaluate, and reorient yourself to help you get ahead when the planet returns into direct motion. Being in the detail-oriented sign of Virgo until September, it's a great time to restructure habits with your lifestyle, diet, and expenditures. This will help you in particular if you want to be healthier, decrease spending, and create healthy routines. 


Let your hair down in February and the first three weeks of March. Things are mostly smooth sailing. Aim for traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day when Venus, the planet of love, will be in Capricorn. If you're serious about your partner, this is a favorable time to propose.


March commences a time of changing storms over the next few months. Jupiter will be at a favorable angle with Pluto, the planet of transformation, and a challenging angle with Saturn, the planet of restriction. Saturn will go retrograde for around four and a half months; it may not affect you personally - but it affects the population at large in the areas of finance, integrity, and government power. Overall, it'll be energetic awareness towards the greater good. Don't take shortcuts during this time. The road to personal evolution during the period between March and April is better followed one step at a time. These angles will clear in around three weeks but they'll hit again in May, June, and December as Jupiter meets them while in direct motion.


At the end of April, the second Mercury retrograde for 2016 is in the sign of Taurus. During this time, reflect on your values - both physical and moral. If you feel like you haven't been following your higher purpose, you'll have a chance to redo your approach during this period. 


You may feel heightened enthusiasm when Jupiter goes direct the second week of May. If an infection breaks out before or around June, don't have too much fear. For a period of a year, you may hear about medical breakthroughs and advances in research as Saturn, the planet of restriction and research, makes a clannengling aspect with Neptune, the planet of elusiveness, confusion, and drugs. In 2014 there was an Ebola scare. The same planetary configuration between Saturn and Neptune helped scientists be very quick to work on the vaccines and treatments. Saturn's energy of quarantines may have prevented Ebola from becoming a lethal pandemic. 


Enjoy July and August, for the celestial sky will be more merciful on us during this period. On August 30, Mercury goes into it's third retrograde in the sign of Virgo until September 21. Virgo is a sign that expresses habits, hygiene, and meticulousness, among other things. Mercury rules Virgo and Gemini, so during this retrograde if you have planets in the sign of Virgo or Gemini, you may feel a double dose of this energy. Review your health routines, your diet, and how you serve others. This can be a time to enhance the resolutions you started to follow at the beginning of the year.


In September, Jupiter, the jovial planet of expansiveness, moves out of the sign of Virgo and into the sign of Libra for about a year. This shift will have an influence on aesthetics. It's a good time to decorate your home or office. Be sure to keep the habits you created while Jupiter was in Virgo for Jupiter in Libra has a tendency towards indulgence.


In December, be sure to get all of your ducks in a row before the holidays for the final Mercury retrograde of the year will occur from December 19 through the first week of the new year. As if coming full circle in a year, it will once again be in the sign of Capricorn. If you plan on travelling for the holidays, make extra time for delays and snafus. Have a backup plan prepared in case things don't go as planned during this period. Buy all your Christmas gifts before the retrograde. Once the retrograde hits, you don't need to wait until the New Year to follow resolutions - this period is a good time to start. 


By the end of December 2016, all of the planets with the exception of Mercury, will have left retrograde motion and gone direct.


Overall, begin 2016 as a time for second chances, a time to revisit anything you may have overlooked or missed. Ith that, you can achieve  completion of the steps in your path so you can continue to evolve during the coming year."



If you are looking for a personal consultation on what your personal Astrological powers are to manifest what you want, contact me anytime!


Blessings & Love,

Cindy Mckean

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