Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
One chapter of your life is closing and another is starting. Right now you may feel a little bogged down, wondering why nothing is moving. This is because you need to reflect, contemplate and perhaps even grieve. Tears are not usually a form of comfort for the Aries hot-headed personality, but quite reflection is called for. The start of the year may be quiet but life as you know it is about to change. There is unlikely to be a lot of quiet time once the year progresses so make the most of this opportunity to re-charge your batteries. This month (January) is also the ideal time to reflect on the changes that you would like to see occur in your life generally. Of course you may not be in control once things start to take off, but your focus is likely to help you steer your course. So if you have been eager to race ahead with your life, you shift up several gears and race along through the first half of 2011 before consolidating mid-year. If you have been impatient for change then this is your year. The planets Jupiter and Uranus are moving into your Zodiac Sign for what should prove to be exciting times. May 2011 is the hot spot of your year with SIX planets in Aries at one time. Wow!
Changes may occur in any area of your life, but it is likely that your primary partnership is a focus. So, too, could be a key friendship or relationship with a woman. It is time to decide how you invest your time and money with a view to moving on. This year provides a turning point for anyone with Aries prominent in the Birth Chart.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
After a relatively quiet New Year, you are now required to move out of your comfort zone and implement some new goals. This is your opportunity to make some valuable changes that reflect your own needs and wishes. However, like most people with strong Earth in their charts, you need to be brutally honest. You have a tendency to embrace all that is familiar. Old habits die hard. Right now you need to continue to take some quiet moments to reflect on what you really want. Notice the signs that appear in the form of other people and events. Signposts will appear. You simply need to see them. These people and events (whether big or small) are catalysts, asking you to see what is right under your nose. Of course, you may be ready and eager to embrace new things. Events of last year may seem old and stale and now you are keen to re-organise your home and family, or change jobs etc. The plan is for you to reflect now and prepare for changes, then implement your changes from February. By midyear the positive planet Jupiter is in your Zodiac Sign and you will reap the benefits of your current actions. This will be particularly good for business, money, relationships and life for all Taureans in general. So take comfort in the fact that you may be moving out of familiar territory but you are likely to benefit and settle by the middle of the year.
Changes may occur in any area of your life, but it is likely that overseas relations, contacts, or people from other cultures are involved. You may also have some connections with religion, study and/or philosophy. Monetary investments may demand your attention, and friendships are likely to change as you make other changes in your life.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
What an enterprising individual you are likely to be this year. The more organised that you have been in previous months the more likely you are to reap the benefits this year. In some ways life continues to grow and expand, however; in many ways you are consolidating. There is a time for reaping and a time for sowing. 2011 sees you reaping the rewards (or perhaps otherwise) of past events and decisions. Think of this year as a kind of “Reconciliation”. This is the ideal year to cease running from past events or people, if this is what you have been doing. Rather, you can take a deep breath and live in the present moment by putting the past to rest and focussing on people and projects that offer deep satisfaction. If you started some new and completely different last year, then it is likely to take off this year. You may even start to reap financial rewards!
Creative projects, business assets and enterprises, metaphysical matters and your public life are likely to be the focus during 2011. Your private life, home, family and primary relationship may fade somewhat into the background as you enjoy recognition for your hard work and professional attributes. If you are single then you are unlikely to worry about this. If you are in a committed relationship then you need to keep the communication lines open then you can enjoy lively discussions with your partner.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
It is strange how themes seem to continue throughout life. These themes often reflect a person’s Birth Chart. It is almost as if we cannot escape our destiny. In your case, you are a warm and loving Cancerian. Caring for other people comes naturally, more naturally perhaps than caring for yourself. This year sees more of the same. You are destined to focus on others. Of course you would do well to remember the fact that airline stewards caution us to make sure that we secure our own oxygen masks in an emergency, before helping others. So, you too, must make sure that you are resting, eating and exercising properly. You also make sure that you feed your own soul’s desires. However, it seems that you seek to look after others as part of your soul’s journey through this life time.
People from all walks of life may cross your path this year, however; it is likely that your primary partner is a focus. If you are single then you may focus on finding a mate in 2011. If you are in a committed relationship, then your partner’s life is likely to trigger some sort of extra effort, or change in your own.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Work, work, work, work is the focus for Leo’s this year. If your reaction to this statement is one of concern, or even horror, then perhaps it is time to change your day job. If, however, you enjoy satisfying paid or voluntary work then this is a fun year. You are busy. January is the first month of the year and yet your diary or calendar is likely to be filling fast. Perhaps you had better enter some “rest” days, just so you can keep up the momentum. Later this month the positive planet Jupiter moves into a fellow Fire Sign (Aries) and you are likely to really benefit from a boost of energy. Your goals become clear and you enjoy pursuing inspiring projects. There is a saying that says “make hay while the Sun shines”. 2011 is your year to do just that.
Right now you may be experiencing some delays and frustrations. Keep your thoughts positive and use this time to plan the year ahead. Let your thoughts and feelings flow right now, even if you feel a bit flooded. Write down your ideas and goals now and then by the end of the month a turnaround will catapult you forward.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
At long last there is positive flow in your life. You are moving forward, having either fulfilled your duties to others, or having learnt your limitations (and other people’s). So many planets are in your fellow Earth Sign of Capricorn, and this augurs well for you in 2011. You are likely to instigate change. Some delays may be experience along the way, after all your cautious nature is well aware of the dangers of proceeding rashly. Nevertheless you have prepared yourself psychologically, physically and perhaps even spiritually for a change of lifestyle. These changes may be subtle or they may have a bit impact. Either way you are ready.
Changes may occur in any area of your life, but it is likely that you are due for a revamp of your home, or a change of venue. These changes will improve your level of comfort and enjoyment in your private life. You may also start a creative or artistic project, or spend more time with children. If you are single, then romance may also be on the cards, but if so you are likely to be cautious. Whatever the scenario, the clouds of the past are lifting and you are ready to enjoy more sunshine.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Family matters take centre stage in 2011. This is true whether or not your family is small or large, near or far away. This year you are likely to ask yourself – “who is my family?” “what is my role in my family?” “do I want to live close or far away from my family?” and perhaps even “where do I belong?” It is also possible that you won’t have the time or the inclination to ask these questions because you are so busy dealing with changes in your private life – your home and/or family. This year you have the opportunity to develop and explore the private side of your life, more so than the public or professional side. You can also discover hidden, or previously suppressed, sides of your own private self. It is time for you to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Other areas of your life that are highlighted in 2011 include finances, which should improve, and friendships. You may have a visit or visitors on and off during the year. It is also possible that you explore a new hobby, short course, or pastime.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
On the surface there may be few changes for you this year. Of course this is a Sun Sign column and your personal Birth Chart may reveal a different, kaleidoscopic story. However, generally speaking this is your year for exploring. You can learn new tricks and tips, rather than major academic studies, but it is up to you. 2011 is your year to gain knowledge, if not wisdom. It is also a year during which you may be laying foundations for the future. Perhaps you are preparing for a new phase of your life? You may be conscious or not aware of the changes that you are seeking to attract. Either way the key is to enjoy this prepatary phase. Think of a theatre production. Much work is done before the show is staged. Rehearsals in which actors learn lines, costumes are made, set designs are drawn up and built etc. you are currently in the rehearsal stage. Enjoy the camaraderie and the excitement of the moment.
Subtle changes may occur during 2011 but it is also likely that your finances and creativity require some attention and balance.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
You thought last year was busy? Well 2011 is about to take off, and perhaps even at a greater speed. Are you ready? January may involve some much-need rest and recreation, but towards the end of the month your ruling planet Jupiter enters the Zodiac Sign Aries. Your fiery neighbour is not known for slowing things down, rather the opposite. In some ways last year will begin to feel like training for the Big Event. Therefore take a moment now to reflect on the “foundations’ that you put down in 2010. Where did you focus your energy? What new goals or projects excited you and seemed to take over your life? Once you have these in your mind you will have a pretty good idea of the journey ahead. You are in for more of the same, and much more. The good news is that you are likely to be very creative and love the excitement. After all doesn’t boredom concern you more than a little? Life is certainly not boring in 2011 although it should settle down a little midyear when Jupiter moves into the more stable sign of Taurus.
Areas that are likely to be highlighted in 2011 include money and friendships. You are likely to change the way that you earn and/or spend your income. Some personal financial planning may be on the cards. You may also make decisions based on money. This is unusual for the strong Sagittarian nature, but this year you see things a little differently when it comes to finances. You are unlikely to have a lot of spare time for friendships, unless they are involved in your work or major pastimes.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
What do the words “personal transformation” conjure up in your imagination? It is time for you to consider change at a deep level. 2011 does not see superficial changes, although you may change your fashion style, hairdo or body image. However, as the slow-moving planet Pluto moves through your Zodiac Sign you are being asked to challenge your beliefs, lifestyle and modus operandi at a very deep level. It is time to ask the deep and meaningful questions, such as: “What is my purpose in this lifetime?” “Am I living my life with integrity?” and “How can I express myself in a way that is powerful and wise’? If you are a hard-nut Capricorn then it may well be time to crack open and see what lays inside. The Zodiac symbol for Capricorn is the sturdy, steady and stalwart Goat. Some say that the Capricorn can be the Mountain Goat or the Domestic Goat. Which one are you? Or perhaps you are a blend of the two. Either way it is time for you to excel in your chosen area of self-expression.
Changes may occur in any area of your life, but the likely ones to be under scrutiny are friendships and your profession. You can benefit from social networks. In particular a female friend, from the past, may bring something worthwhile into your life. This could be an opportunity or a gift. Likewise you could benefit from a project or course of study started now. The professional benefits are more likely to grow slowly and flourish in 2012.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
There is a common-place adage that says that “life is not a dress rehearsal” but the truth is that yours does have an element of rehearsal about it right now. It is almost as if you are waiting in the wings for something profound and wonderful to occur. Perhaps you know what this is and you are wisely biding your time. On the other hand you may not have a clue. Either way you can trust that the winds of change are blowing your way, but they have not quite arrived yet. There is still time for you to seek solace in familiar surroundings and to build your resources. This is not so much financial resources, but rather emotional and spiritual ones. The plans that you are making now, and the creative projects that you are exploring will be birthed. However, you need to stay focussed on the meaning rather than the ambition. In other words this is your opportunity to seek purpose and emotional sustenance, rather than material wealth or public standing. It is time to explore the humanitarian side of the Zodiac Sign Aquarius. Meditation, music, dance, theatre, nature, the ocean, alternative healing, charitable work, yoga and art can all be inspiring this year.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Neptune, the King of the Sea, is linked in modern Astrology with the Zodiac Sign Pisces. This year sees this powerful planet move into Pisces for the first time since the 1800s. Astrologers say that an age of heightened spiritualism is signified by this movement of the planet Neptune. On an individual level it is likely to affect anyone with strong Pisces in the Birth Chart. Fish are happiest in water. Therefore this is likely to be a time when the attributes of the compassionate and caring Pisceans are appreciated. It is time for you to express your true nature. Protection is important as you are easily hurt, however; the material world symbolised by Capricorn is breaking down under the influence of Pluto and the esoteric world is likely to become heightened by the advent of Neptune into Pisces. These two planets do an orbital dance.
Specifically you may study as esoteric subject, or become more interested in the cycles of life on Earth or in the Cosmos. You may create something beautiful and inspiration for those around you. Your friendships are likely to change, and you may feel inspired to join a charitable, spiritual or humanitarian group. On the other hand you may enjoy taking time out to view (or take part in) inspirational dance, theatre, art or films. May your gentle, and imaginative, explorations begin in 2011.