Compared to recent years when Uranus and Pluto have been clashing against your horoscope, 2016 might seem like a walk in the park. It's nice to have years of relative calm ... especially after those storms! This year, you might feel as if you're experiencing life on a much milder level. That's the good news. But before you mistake calm for uneventful, realize that 2016 has significant lessons in store for you connected to work and health matters.
There will be quite a focus on these areas thanks to two separate but potent cosmic influences. For starters, Saturn, the planet of lessons and discipline, will continue moving through your 6th House of Everyday Work all year long. This phenomenon is all about testing your ability to create the proper structure around your routine and work life. How organized and efficient are you, and more importantly, can you get the job done even if no one is around to help you out? It might feel like you have little assistance this year from others, and if that's the case see it not as an unfair burden but rather an opportunity to prove to yourself just how productive you can be on your own.
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Mars will travel retrograde in the same area of your chart between April 17 and May 27, making this time particularly interesting. You might realize that your habits are not producing the results you want and that it's time to make a strategic change. Remember: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. If you want a different result then you need to change your game plan.
This will be the case in a work-related matter but also in a health situation. In 2016 it will no longer be possible to simply ignore your well-being. You prefer nurturing others, but remember that if you're not putting your oxygen mask on first, you'll be of no use to anyone else.
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Children and your love life, or a creative project, might need careful attention between May 27 and June 29 when Mars will travel retrograde through your 5th House of Play. If you're feeling as if you can't get ahead in any of these areas, or, if you're feeling extra frustrated about this part of your life, then you may want to give up control for a bit and see what happens.
In other news, with Jupiter traveling through your communication sector until September 9, you can anticipate great strides in a writing or other communications-related project. If you're in the sales industry, business might boom this year! And your relationship with siblings should be extra harmonious. On September 9 Jupiter will enter your 4th House of Home and Family, allowing even more joy into the part of your world that's closest to your heart.