Our insightful, delightful astrologer, Lilly Roddy, offers her annual forecast for the year.
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By Lilly Roddy
Embrace your playful side, Aries. Travel, Gemini. Review your career, Leo. Get to the doctor, Libra. Have some fun, Sagittarius. Re-invent yourself, Pisces…
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
CANCER (June 22-July 22) LEO (July 23-August 22)
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
LIBRA (September 23-October 23)
SCORPIO (October 24-November 21)
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
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(December 22-January 19)
This year you are focusing on your financial picture as well as self worth and a review of your true talents and skills. You have been much more motivated to seek out uses of your personal skills and talents. You are interested in finding work and hobbies that fulfill you on a deeper level than in the past. This makes you rethink your view about what security really is. Some of you have faced real financial crises over the last couple of years, and you are interested in creating security that can’t be taken from you.
You may also be drawn toward more creative endeavors in all parts of your life. Many of you will be attracted to spiritual pursuits this year, which could easily dovetail with your career path. That this spiritual aspect is activated is a bit unusual for the normally earthy, practical sign that you are. Most of the time, Capricorns express delayed gratification as a normal part of their personality. You are attempting to meld your normal desire to create a real sense of security in this lifetime with your wish to become whole and not have to wait until you are older to enjoy your life. Of course, this will make you question some of your past career choices.
At the same time, you are trying to make your day-to-day life more exciting and much less routine. This is an excellent year for taking classes, going away on weekends, and finding new and different people to hang out with. Your mind is hungry for some new data and input. You could also try some yoga, Tai Chi, or other kinds of exercise programs. All of this is about making your commonplace less common.
Relationships this year are a bit tense. You and your partner are seeking a deeper connection. This is a time when reality visits your relationships. You and your partner both have a lot less tolerance for any sort of BS. Consequently, you can make some real improvements in any of your current relationships. There has to be a plan for the future, or examination can break apart your relationship. For those of you who are single, this can involve people in your life who are very close friends. For some, this could even create a time of isolation in which you don’t want to put forth the energy to have a relationship because you are not sure that you really want one. After the beginning of September, you move your focus from this area, and the tension in relationships lessens. But you should pay special attention to this area during July, August, and the beginning of September.
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(January 20-February 18)
And what will you be having with that fantasy? Just a dash of reality?
This will be a very confusing time for you for most of 2007. Many of you will be pulled in two different directions at the same time. A part of you wants a spiritually fulfilling life. The other part says to get a life and get a job. Both sides seem right. How do you find middle ground with this planetary dilemma? First, you cannot choose one over the other. You have to take care of both sides to have energies working for you and not pulling you apart.
Your normal way to approach a problem is to commit to an idea for life once you find the right solu-tion. This is not a useful tool at this time, when you are in this spiritual searching modality. You must go to the practical side and find a reasonable solution that you can commit to for the next year. If you try to look farther than that in your planning, you will still be in this avoidance mode. If you try to ignore your spiritual side and just find something mundane to do, you will find that your energy and drive seem to disappear. Despite the fact that you need to make a decision, you are just sabotaging yourself.
So find something that is mildly interesting, and provides some security for you. With this solution, you can make a commitment to it for a year. If you do this, you won’t find yourself stuck in the middle. This solution is about relationships and career. You are reluctant in both areas to say yes or no. So make a decision that allows some stability and some flexibility.
Your friendship sector is experiencing a real cleaning out. Some of the friends that you have had for a long time seem to be leaving or simply challenging the whole basis of what friendship is. This is a very sad time for Aquarians, because they normally excel in friendships. To be without those special people in your life creates feelings of loneliness and isolation. If you will put some effort into meeting new people or associating with new work associations or community groups, you will meet some new people who can work up to the level of friendship.
A final note here: You need to keep your financial picture very fluid. There are some new, innovative ideas you can use to help make more money this year. But you will have to think and act way, way outside of the box. You will really need to do things that are pioneering and inventive. Let your views out. You will find that others are very attracted to this new way of looking at the world.
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(February 19-March 20)
This year is all about originality, authenticity, and novel and ground-breaking behavior. You are really getting away from the old you. In fact, you are rebelling against the old you. Those people, family, relationship partners, business associates, and current career choices that are too connected to the old you will be passing by the wayside. The very things that once provided you with security and support are now making your feel trapped and limited. You are beginning to feel the pressure of those past decisions. For some of you, these are decisions that you made about 20 years ago. You are reviewing and redoing those choices.
In the career area, this is the perfect time to re-invent yourself. If you are not happy with what you are doing, you need to look elsewhere. This feeling of discontent will not pass or ameliorate just because you wait. In fact, in May and October, it becomes even more pressurized. This can be a great time to start your own business, go back to school, or embark on an entirely new career path. If you are happy with where you are, you will still need some brand-new projects to keep your interest up. There is some great potential for promotion and travel this year associated with business.
In relationships, you need more freedom than ever. Anything that restricts that freedom will be pushed aside. If you are in a relationship, it definitely needs some overhauling. If you don’t start that work in the early part of this year, you will be facing some hard realities in September, when the universe won’t allow you to ignore it. This theme is repeated with the current eclipse patterns in March and late August and September. If you are single, this should bring some new people into your life. Because you are in a very serious mode about relationships, you are only interested in those who have a future. Overall, even if you are in a relationship, you still may be looking for someone else to fulfill your new requirements.
One last area to pay attention to this year is your health. Some of this may be as simple as maintaining better boundaries with the people you associate and work with. I refer to this as environmental health. But it is still very important to pay attention to what you eat this year, because you are a bit more sensitive than usual. Sugar and alcohol could be more toxic for you than in previous years. This issue will resolve in September, but you should take better than usual care of yourself until then.
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(March 21-April 19)
As this year opens, you certainly want to step out of your routines and learn some new and fun things. This is an excellent year to travel or even continue your education. At the core of this desire, you are driven by a deeper spiritual purpose. By opening yourself up to new mental and physical travels, you are drawing in new friends who share this journey of self-exploration. You are examining your earliest childhood beliefs and challenging the so-called truths that make up your religious and spiritual belief systems.
Friends are somewhat of a problem this year as you look for new interests in this area of your life. Those friends who are not able to support your new views will slowly be weeded out. This process will occur through attrition rather than confrontation. Other friends will just move away as they begin their own journeys of exploration.
Career goals are easily set and obtained this year. This is part of this overall playful attitude that you have. Find some sort of creative outlet that incorporates career and passion. Your boredom factor is especially strong. Anything that keeps you tied to your chair certainly won’t spark your creativity. By the time September comes around, you will be looking to reorganize your work place, and you may consider changing where you work. At this time, you must embrace the playful attitude that you have had and use it as a drive to be more productive and efficient.
Pay more attention to health and medical cues after September. Your health may be challenged, and stress will take a greater toll than usual. Create a pro-active health regimen before September so that you can just sail through this time.
Relationships this year will certainly have to generate something deeper inside of you. This may be a challenge to existing relationships that don’t rise to the occasion. You clearly want your partnerships to have both the friend and lover component. You may be out looking in different groups or organizations for that inner fulfillment if your partner isn’t exciting enough. For those of you who are single, this does put more importance and demands on the person you are looking to partner with. You may come across as hard to please or picky. Clearly, you are.
The eclipses also stimulate the heath area of your life. Don’t ignore it. For Aries, the best exercises are those that change frequently, have a social component, and are mostly fun with lots of variety in routines. The eclipses also inspire you to get organized and get rid of the clutter.