2018 Astrology Forecast

2018 Astrological Forecast

This is a general assessment of the 12 zodiac signs for the upcoming year. This is not as prescriptive as your own personal chart which is individualistic to each person’s spiritual purpose. However, the following information will be extremely useful and is a guide to what to expect in 2018.

I especially focused on the impact that Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, and Saturn, the planet of structure and focus, will have.

Aries– This will be an active year for this sign, especially the first half of the year since Mercury, the planet of communication and travel, retrogrades in your sign in March and April, so careful with speeding and communications. Saturn, the planet of structure and focus, will be in your career sector for over 2 years starting now, and especially in January when there’s a new moon squaring up with Uranus, the planet of sudden change, so added responsibility is plausible – learn to delegate when needed. Pluto, the planet of fate and major changes or transformation, affects those born April 8-14, so an active year for Aries all around. Please don’t be impulsive, go with changes, rise to the challenge – all things come to pass, it’s a time for growth. Continue reading 2018 Astrology Forecast

2017 Astrological Forecast

2017 Astrology Forecast

Welcome to 2017! The planetary movements promise to bring strong changes to the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) stabilizing and liberating energy to the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and enlightening and spiritual wisdom to the mutual signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

This forecast is written for the sun sign alone. Knowing your own birth chart will reveal additional events that are scripted for your spiritual journey.

Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)

Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto are transiting through the cardinal signs for most of 2017. This potent combination will trigger the need to change mental patterns and unhealthy behaviors that hold you back from being truly yourself. This is a year for transformation and mental liberation. Although this planetary combination can bring about a physical death, it will most likely bring a psychological birth and inner strength. Continue reading 2017 Astrological Forecast

Remembering Louise Hay

It felt like yesterday that I recorded an astrology session profiling a decade-by- decade synopsis of Louise Hay’s life as a unique 80th birthday gift. I wrapped the recorded session in blue and green striped paper, not knowing those were her favorite colors. I arrived at the ballroom at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad, California as a guest of a friend and immediately met Louise within a minute and a magical connection was made. We posed for a quick picture and it set the tone for what was a memorable evening.

In subsequent years, she became a yearly client and gave me a wonderful personal testimony on email, that I posted on my website with her blessing. She felt comfortable with me and asked me to call her, “Lulu” instead of Louise. She was very generous and referred many of her friends to me and even provided free passes to the Hay House “I Can Do It” conference when she visited Tampa.

I recall an astrology phone session where she made me laugh. She had a good sense of humor. The years since I met her are a blur. Although it’s been a few years since I’ve seen her, it feels like yesterday that we met. As I exited her 80th birthday party, I turned and saw Louise trailing me with a few of her friends. I thanked her for the great evening and asked, “Has 80 years gone fast?” Without hesitation, she said “It’s gone too fast.”

I couldn’t agree more…thank you for influencing my life and so many others…I will see you in light one day.

Aug-Sept 2017 (Mercury Retrograde and Eclipses)

“Fasten your seatbelts, its going to be a bumpy night!” Exclaimed Bette Davis in All About Eve. The upcoming cosmic events is an understatement to that one-liner, so fasten up for a few months, there will be many bumpy nights ahead. There are many planetary events taking place currently, but the following three are especially highlighted: Mercury Retrograde, Lunar Eclipse and Total Solar Eclipse.

Mercury, the planet of communication and transportation, tends to impact the entire planet, since it affects all types of communication, electronics and travel modes. We are made of the the same essence or energy universally, so cosmic events do impact us whether we are conscious or not. Some retrogrades are more impactful if they interact or magnify another cosmic event simultaneously, such as a total solar eclipse, which, as fate would have it, will take place on August 21st. Continue reading Aug-Sept 2017 (Mercury Retrograde and Eclipses)

Mercury Retrograde (April 9, 2017 – May 3, 2017)

Mercury, the planet of communication and transportation, goes retrograde from April 9, 2017 – May 3, 2017. This can cause computer issues, traffic delays, and more importantly – misunderstandings.

This retrograde starts off in the financial sign of Taurus and ends up in the action sign of Aries. Mercury in Taurus likes to focus on one subject at a time, especially on finances and security. But when it enters the action sign of Aries on April 20th, watch out! The natural expression of Aries is “get it done now.” It feels more secure by taking action first, then learning from its errors after. This could be a field day for law enforcement with fast drivers on the road. Be aware of your speed and avoid a speeding ticket, and PLEASE be aware of texting and driving. Try and not respond impulsively to adverse situations or you’re likely to put your foot in your mouth. Continue reading Mercury Retrograde (April 9, 2017 – May 3, 2017)

Mercury Retrograde April 28, 2016 – May 22, 2016

Good news! Read all about it! Mercury goes retrograde again, but this time it’s in the sign of Taurus, the essence of financial and material security. Mercury normally affects travel plans, electronics, and all forms of communication, but when it’s in retrograde, things change! Change is neither bad nor good but constant. While Mercury retrograde is known to cause havoc, especially in the computer world, its erratic movement doesn’t have to have an adverse effect. In fact, it can be a blessing in disguise, since checks and balances are necessary in life.

Many years ago, a friend located an awesome New York apartment he wanted to rent. After filling out the application and leaving a deposit, he was notified the next day that there was a problem with his credit report. There was a “lien” from a creditor that he wasn’t aware of. After researching and rectifying the issue a couple of weeks later, he obtained a letter from the creditor, provided it to the rental agent and was granted the apartment. Retrogrades tend to unearth and uncover. While the credit issue delayed his moving process, it revealed a hidden issue that would have further damaged his credit. Continue reading Mercury Retrograde April 28, 2016 – May 22, 2016

Full Moon Eclipse 3/23/2016

The full moon is also an indication of a change in life. This can trigger a change in your domestic environment or a change in your family dynamics. This cycle can also prompt you to declutter or reassess your possessions. This can also be an emotional time since the moon represents our emotions, and full moon cycles tend to make us more sensitive to reactions. The full moon is on March 23, and it’s further heightened because it’s also a lunar eclipse, so those born March 21 – 25, will be affected from September 2015 – September 2016.

Celebrities and Public Figures influenced by a planetary transit or a lunar cycle in 2016 are: Lady Gaga, Zach Braff, Russell Crowe, Patricia Arquette, John Madden, David Letterman, Shannon Doherty, David Cassidy, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Nora Jones, and Rosie O’Donnell.

Celebrity Pisces

The Full moon typically impacts your family dynamics or your domestic environment. Anything from a birth to a death is possible. Full moon cycles tend to make us more emotional than usual. We tend to feel the waxing full moon 3 days before it starts to wane. The Full moon on Feb 22 will start its global impact on Feb 19th. Those born from Feb 20th – Feb 24th will be affected on a wider scale from August 2015 – August 2016.
The full moon celebrities include: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rihanna, Sidney Poitier, Charles Barkley, Ivana Trump, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Barrymore, Kristin Davis, Peter Fonda, Julius Erving, and Dakota Fanning. Continue reading Celebrity Pisces

Venus, the planet of love and happiness.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sending love to my family, friends, former lovers’, my awesome pets and to my “soon-to-meet-soulmate”.

Venus, The goddess of love and happiness, is the planet that attracts beauty and love to you. What sign and house is your Venus?

Venus in Aries / 1st house – attracted to physical love, loves to feel affection.

Venus in Taurus / 2nd house – attracted to beautiful and quality possessions, loves to receive gifts.

Venus in Gemini / 3rd house – attracted to facial qualities, especially the mouth, loves an intellect.

Venus in Cancer / 4th house – attracted to sensitive and kind souls, loves to cook for their partner.

Venus in Leo / 5th house – attracted to energetic and fun-loving people, loves to be entertained.

Venus in Virgo / 6th house – attracted to good clothes and dressers, loves good hygiene. Continue reading Venus, the planet of love and happiness.

Super Bowl 50 – Peyton Manning the winner?

This is the short and sweet of this! Manning’s birthday is March 24, 1976. His chart is off the chain active. He has transits from Uranus and Pluto to his moon, and there’s a huge lunar eclipse on March 23rd, the day before his birthday.

In numerology, Manning is in a nine cycle which means the year of endings. This will most likely be Manning’s final year and how will he depart this amazing career? Most likely with a Super Bowl win!

Congrats to Cam Newton for winning the MVP. Well deserved! But Peyton’s astrology chart is active and very specific and aligned to divine providence.

Also, the age of 39 is very very karmic…and Peyton has good Karma! Tis written in the stars!  I believe in the science of astrology, so I look forward to a great Peyton Finale.

Finding your soul’s purpose

A plaque that hangs in my home office bears twenty-one suggestions for success written by H. Jackson Brown Jr. My favorite is, “Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.”

Part of your purpose is to engage in relationships with others because the exchange of energy—love—is what keeps you aligned, connected, and happy. It doesn’t cost anything to relate to another, and you have everything to gain when you do. The source of my true happiness is my relationships, especially my friendships. The exchange of energy with friends is priceless. No amount of money can bring you that connection and joy. This is an important truth to living a great life on earth. When you love your life and the people in it, you feel like you don’t need anything. Now that’s happiness! Continue reading Finding your soul’s purpose

Leonardo DiCaprio will win the Oscar – Tis written in the stars

Leonardo DiCaprio will win Oscar – Tis written in the stars.

January 14, 2016

Believers and non-believers have often quoted, “if the starts are aligned” or “if it’s written in the stars” as a plea – hoping that the universal time clock is correct for a positive outcome for a venture, passion, or proposal.

Although many don’t follow the cosmos, there’s a divine script that’s unfolding for everyone’s fate, and the time for great jubilation is written in the stars.

A couple years back, I prepared for my monthly TV appearance for the live morning show called, Studio 10, at the local CBS affiliate in Tampa Florida. I was to predict the winners for the Best Actor and Actress for the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards. Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio will win the Oscar – Tis written in the stars

2016 Astrological Forecast

2016 Astrological Forecast

Greetings! I’m Marty Montes, Astrological life coach. Welcome to my 2016 Astrological Forecast. This year promises to be an eventful, since it’s a leap year and a Presidential Election year.

The following forecast is based upon the current planetary alignment and its subsequent movement throughout this year. It only covers all major aspects or transits to your sun sign also known as your zodiac sign. This forecast and it will also cover the lunar cycles for the entire year.

Keep in mind that knowing your own birth chart is very important. Your birth chart captures all the planets in the solar system at the exact time, date, and location of your birth, which reveals your spiritual blueprint. This roadmap is specific and individualistic to your earthly journey. Current transits to your birth chart will reveal the divine changes that are scripted to occur. Again, the following forecast is only for your zodiac (sun) sign and lunar cycles.

I will post the following forecast on my website and include all the planets that will retrograde as well. I’ll also highlight the many celebrities and public figures that will be spotlighted in 2016. Now, on to the astrological forecast for the 12 zodiac signs. Continue reading 2016 Astrological Forecast

2015 Astrological Forecast

2015 Astrological Forecast

Lunar Cycles:

New Moons mark a shift in life. It is important to be aware if your birthday falls on the day before, the day of, or the day after a new moon. This lunar cycle advises that some form of change may take place usually within the new moon cycle which is six months before to six months after the actual new moon. The new moons for 2015 are:

January 20, February 18, March 20, April 18, May 17, June 16, July 15, August 14, September 12, October 12, November 11, December 11.

Full Moons also mark in shift in life. It is also important to be aware if your birthday falls on the day before, the day of, or the day after a full moon. This lunar cycle advises that a domestic change or changes within the family may occur during the full moon cycle which is six months before to six months after the actual full moon. The full moons for 2015 are:

January 4, February 3, March 5, April 4, May 3, June 2, July 1, July 31, August 29, September 27, October 27, November 25, December 25. Continue reading 2015 Astrological Forecast

2014 Astrological Forecast

Lunar Cycles:
New Moons mark a shift in life. It is important to be aware if your birthday falls on the day before, the day of, or the day after a new moon. This lunar cycle advises that some form of change may take place usually within the new moon cycle which is six months before to six months after the actual new moon. The new moons for 2014 are:

January 1, January 30, March 1, March 30, April 29 (solar eclipse), May 28, June 27,
July 26, August 25, September 24, October 23 (solar eclipse), November 22, December 21. Continue reading 2014 Astrological Forecast

2013 Astrological Forecast

Lunar Cycles:

New Moons mark a shift in life. It is important to be aware if your birthday falls on the day before, the day of, or the day after a new moon. This lunar cycle advises that some form of change may take place usually within the new moon cycle which is six months before to six months after the actual new moon. The new moons for 2013 are:

January 11, February 10, March 11, April 10, May 9 (solar eclipse), June 8, July 8, August 6, September 5, October 4, November 3 (solar eclipse), December 2 Continue reading 2013 Astrological Forecast

2012 Astrological Forecast

Welcome to an amazing 2012. This is shaping up to be a transformative year for the planet. The square from Uranus to Pluto is a global aspect which is asking us to change the way we treat each other and run business. The universe is reminding us that every successful venture begins with a foundation of love and respect for each other. This influence also reminds us that service to humanity is the impetus of further existence. This spiritually induced year is illuminating everyone’s consciousness as a whole.

Difficult times triggers awareness. It is during these challenging times that we question our faith and subsequently become more receptive to positive changes. Earth is simply our spiritual schoolroom to learn lessons in love. Those lessons are not easy, but they are definitely meaningful, and liberating, and bring miracles into our lives. This year is the time to allow your heart to be free from anguish and to be mindful of your thoughts and actions. Continue reading 2012 Astrological Forecast

2011 Astrological Forecast

(Inner Planets)

Mercury, the planet of communication, starts and ends the year in free- spirited Sagittarius. It takes Mercury roughly 10-11 months to complete its orbit around the sun. Mercury will retrograde three times this year. Communication issues arise, travel delays may occur, and computer problems are very common during these periods. Remember to read the fine print with all documents that require a signature. The retrograde periods are:

March 30 – April 23

August 2 – August 26

November 24 – December 13 Continue reading 2011 Astrological Forecast

2010 Astrological Forecast


Those born March 19-20 will feel the conjunction from transiting Uranus, the planet of sudden change and independence. This can trigger some nervous, but exciting energy, and a strong desire to break free from a limiting belief or lifestyle.

Aries born March 20-23 will experience the conjunction from transiting Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunities. This lucky influence is favorable for meeting new friends and for landing a job. This energy will affect you from June – Sept 2010. Continue reading 2010 Astrological Forecast

Election Prediction / USA 2009-2012

by Martin Montes

Barack Obama (August 4, 1961):
Barack Obama’s chart shows a person who’s had to overcome some restrictive measures, from past lives, regarding career achievements and ambitions. Saturn, the career and responsibility planet, communicates with Uranus, the humanitarian and notoriety planet. Both planets are part of a configuration called the finger of fate, also known as a finger of god. This clearly shows a person who has garnered a ton of support – from past lives – to assist him on an important spiritual mission this time around. This combination of planets shows a soul who came to do significant work for the public…and I mean significant! Saturn’s placement shows that he needs to be self-less and inspirational to fulfill his duty for salvation and enlightenment. Uranus’s placement shows that he will be revered and praised for his humanitarian efforts. This is a strong karmic lesson and his unrelenting spirit of faith and optimism is his main focus. Continue reading Election Prediction / USA 2009-2012

2009-10 Eclipses, Economy and More

Earth is our spiritual schoolroom where we come to learn, heal and grow. It is the toughest of all the learning dimensions, but it is here that we can learn the most in a short amount of time.

Solar eclipses happen when the moon obscures the sun’s light to Earth during a new moon phase. Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth blocks the sun’s light to the moon during a full moon phase. Eclipses are astrological phenomenon’s that propel us to more awareness, thus leading us to additional spiritual truths. They do ignite change, and some changes can be major. Continue reading 2009-10 Eclipses, Economy and More

It’s In The Stars

Story and photo by John Chambrone

God. Buddha. Allah. Mohammed. Elvis. Most of us believe there is some sort of omniscient “being” out there with a guiding hand in our travels along this plain. I recently spent an afternoon with local astrologer Martin Montes and we discussed the science of it.

After giving him my birthday and time of birth, he got on the computer and printed out my “star chart.” As read it, I was very surprised that he touched on a lot of things that have occurred in my life. I am a skeptical individual, but this was really cool. How the constellations were aligned at the date, time and location of my birth, formed a “blueprint,” he said, of my destiny.

Continue reading It’s In The Stars

2008 Astrological Forecast

The following predictions and forecast for all 12 zodiac signs include the lunar cycles, which are the New and Full moons. Birthday’s that fall on these days have significant meaning. Simply put, if your birthday falls on a new moon, it is a sign of a “birth” or a new beginning in your identity. New moons can also trigger a loss, which then becomes a birth of something new. New Moon celebrity birthdays are more likely to make headlines, than the full moon celebrity birthdays.

If your birthday falls on a full moon, it is a sign of completion. I will elaborate more on the new moons since they often trigger events that illuminate our identity in a new way. Full moons often trigger emotional healing, domestic changes or a change in the family tree. They are hidden from view most of the time and emotions are dealt with introspectively. Continue reading 2008 Astrological Forecast

His purpose written in the stars

A man overcomes his grief and awakens to his vocation as a spiritual astrologer.

SUN BAY SOUTH- In a past life, Martin Montes says he was a scribe for an astrologer in ancient Egypt.

Initially, he was stunned when a psychic informed him of that at a party in New York City. But it made total sense. It explained Awakening how Montes knew the symbols of astrology before learning them. It explained his deep fascination with the solar system. And wholesale jerseys why he had chosen to be a spiritual astrologer in this lifetime. Continue reading His purpose written in the stars


by Martin Montes

During a recent and meaningful phone conversation about our spiritual purpose on Earth, I asked a fellow lightworker and dear friend named Loretta, from the East coast of Florida, “Why are some lessons so shocking and painful like a sudden divorce, illness, or a tragedy resulting in a death of a loved one?” She replied, “The intensity behind such occurrences is the impetus for one to awaken to their spiritual mission.”

Her reply made complete sense. I, like many, experienced my share of ups and downs, especially the first 33 years of my life. I gradually became aware that Earth was a school room where we incarnate to learn lessons for our soul. It took a little while getting used to the role of student, since I had felt like a victim for so long, after suffering a rough childhood and a couple of heartaches and heartbreaks in relationships. However, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, awakened me up for good. Continue reading Awakening

An Inside Job

by Martin Montes

The educational platform called “earth” is designed to teach us spiritual lessons for our soul’s growth. This schoolroom is set up perfectly the way it is. There is one prerequisite that is needed when preparing ourselves as students for our learning. That prerequisite is the commitment to creating a clean, peaceful and harmonious internal environment.

We often make the erroneous assumption of looking on the external for this preparation. We focus on our bodies, homes, vehicles, and other physical things. But that kind of clean up is usually short-lived. Cleaning up our internal environment is where we need to begin. This focus elevates our level of consciousness. When we commit to our inner world, it becomes habitual. We are all creatures of habit. Let us become aware of the unlimited resources from within; it will start a very positive effect on Earth. Continue reading An Inside Job

Forms of Energy

by Martin A. Montes [A brief survey of the different facets of energy.]

As part of a universal consciousness, I am in awe of this phenomenal existence. Every moment, every sound, every thought is a birth of life, of love, of energy. The unlimited spiritual potential available for us on earth is truly incomprehensible. The reality that there is no end to knowledge means that we will never starve in our hunger for spiritual nourishment. Energy is the expression of creation. Energy is in everything. Anything tangible or intangible exists.

A few years ago, I Boosts had to put my beloved cat of seventeen years to sleep. On the third night after this loss, I had the following profound dream: I was walking through my living room and was shocked to see my deceased cat sitting on the sofa. She was illuminated in white light and was grooming herself as she always did. I knew she had just died three days ago and I couldn’t believe I was seeing her. Continue reading Forms of Energy