Dear Eugenia: I was born on Dec. 8, 1986, at 7:20 p.m. I wrote to you one year ago, and I did not mention this, but that night I was about to take my own life. As I was preparing to take the pills, I came across your horoscope on my Facebook feed, and it gave me some degree of hope so that I decided not to take my life and instead message you for advice. You responded, and I was given hope with your reply and hope for me. Things are still not where I would like them to be, but you have given me hope to keep trying and to survive. If was not for you that night, I would not be here today. Thank you so much. -- Sagittarius
Dear Sagittarius: Thank you for reaching out to me, for sharing, and for having the strength and courage to strive to survive. No one ever said that life would be easy, but nonetheless it is a gift, and although there is trial and tribulation to overcome, these are all lessons that make us stronger, better and more mindful of others.
Your chart indicates that you have now completed your first Saturn return, the re-evaluation you were supposed to make a year ago took place, and the choices you made were indeed good.
You currently have transiting Jupiter (planet of opportunity) moving into a favorable place in your natal chart with regard to your home, geographical location, travel, immigration, educational pursuits, socializing, networking and finding your beliefs and your way in life.
This is your turning point, and as you move forward, do so with an open mind and an open heart. You have much to discover, to gain and to give thanks for.
Dear Eugenia: I've been dating a Capricorn for the past couple of months. He was born on Jan. 3, 1966. In the beginning, he paid me a lot of attention and took me out for lunch almost daily and also took me out a lot. Recently his attention has been waning, and he just seems to be cold and distant toward me. It took me a while to grow close to him, to understand him, and now it feels as if the more I'm starting to like him, the more distant he becomes.
I recently found out something about him which I confronted him with (as he was hiding it from me), and I don't know if that changed the dynamic of the relationship, because he saw that I'm not someone that's afraid to confront things when I'm not happy with him.
I am at a stage of my life where I want to meet the right partner and build a future. I'm done playing around, and I would appreciate any guidance you can give me in terms of my relationship with this man and my romantic future overall. I was born on April 11, 1980, at 2:10 a.m. -- Aries
Dear Aries: It isn't that you and your partner's astrological charts don't connect on a number of levels, because you do. But it has more to do with the fact that your Capricorn man's chart indicates sorrow when it comes to commitment.
It is also apparent that when it comes to his reputation, status and success rate, he may not reveal the whole truth about his past. He is a smooth and convincing talker, so it's difficult for you to know whether he is exaggerating or withholding pertinent information.
This is a character flaw, so first you have to find a way to coax him to be open and honest with you. If this cannot be accomplished, you are best to keep moving until you find a more suitable partner.
The limitations you have been facing this past year are lifting, and you should find it easier to meet someone worthwhile if you donate any extra time you have toward something you believe in. Someone who shares your concerns will make a better life partner.
Dear Eugenia: My husband and I decided to embark on a lifelong dream to develop my family property where I grew up, knowing that it would be a good investment and place to grow our financial wealth for our children's future.
We are both approaching 40 and figured we still have a good 20 years to pay down the debt. We rely mainly on his income, which comes from his family business. The past 13 years have been fruitful on average, and we figured it would be smart to park the next generations of income into a solid investment.
During the construction phase of our home, his business started experiencing significant financial strain at the end of 2015 to present. This has caused extreme stress on all of the family members involved and has led to turmoil amongst everyone, all of whom have personally extended themselves.
My questions are: Will we be able to keep our new home in our family long-term? Will my husband's family business get back on track? Will his family come to resolve with each other and be able to continue an amicable working relationship? My husband's sign is Cancer, his brother's is Leo, and his sister-in-law's is Cancer. I was born June 4, 1978, at 6 a.m. -- Gemini
Dear Gemini: I receive a lot of requests from people who decline to add sufficient information for me to guide them. I'm answering your email to make a point and as a reminder to my readers about what to do and not to do if you want me to do a good job delineating the charts applicable to your dilemma.
To begin with, I'm hoping your time of birth (6 a.m.) is accurate. The information I am providing you is based on the information you submitted. If so, it is apparent that you may be able to hold on until the fall of 2018, but at that point you may have to cut your losses. With regard to how you get along with your relatives, your chart indicates that situations will continue to get blown out of proportion and additional stress is likely.
Your husband and sister-in-law, being Cancers, are beginning a 2 1/2-year Saturn transit (limitation, frustration), and your husband's brother, being a Leo, will be experiencing a Jupiter square, which is often an indicator of taking on too much or lack of moderation.
All this being said, to give you greater insight into your situation, you should have submitted accurate birth data for your husband's family business based on the registration or incorporation of the company, the prime owners of the business, and your husband's birth info, along with the birth information for all those involved in your property investment.
Astrology is a mathematical science and an interpretive art. My answers are derived from the information you supply with regard to the day, month, year, time and place of everyone involved in your particular situation. Anything short of that is too little.
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