Plans and ideas…put them into motion now.
By Lilly Roddy
With Mercury direct, this is going to be a good month to put your plans and ideas into motion.
The New Moon in Aquarius (on Monday the 8th at 8:38 a.m.) signals the beginning of the Chinese New Year—the year of the fire monkey. This New Moon signifies a time to place greater emphasis on your community and your neighborhood. The Full Moon in Virgo on February 22 at 12:20 p.m. signifies a time when we put our ideas to practical use.
Positive days this month are the 3rd, 10th, 13th, 25th, 26th, and 29th. Days to stay in bed are the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 28th.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). This is going to be an active and busy month for you. In the first half of the month, you are more focused on your career and long-term emotional security. You may have been making some adjustments already, but you may also be much more motivated to go off and do something on your own. The second half of the month is more focused on community and global issues. This would be an especially good month to get involved with an organization to gain more social and business contacts, and potential friends. This is also a good time for any type of training or educational process.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). Relationships—both business and personal—are going to be a major topic for the next several months. You will want to act on your feelings about relationships with other people. If you’re involved, this is a good time to renew those connections. If you’re single, this is a great time to be out there looking. And if you are involved or single and not happy about it, that energy will be pushed to the surface as well. You may be feeling defensive and not as patient, so it will be easier for you to strike out to defend yourself. In the second half of the month, try channeling some of those energies toward improving your career or seeking a promotion. Make sure that you keep a watchful eye on your finances this year!
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). This is a very important year for Geminis, as you are going through a period of reevaluating your long-term goals and relationships. You may even be considering a relocation. In the first part of the month, you are much more concerned about your financial picture as you continue to get that under control. This last Mercury retrograde in January brought to the surface things you were unaware of. In the second half of the month, you are more relaxed and it would be a really good idea to give yourself a mini-vacation. Don’t be surprised if you feel pulled in too many directions at the same time. Put yourself at the center, and only do what you can reach.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Your relationship energies have been very unsettled in January, but you should be finding reasonable solutions to solve those problems. Both of you have a big investment and are willing to let go. Health concerns are still present, and will continue to be. This would be an excellent year for you to be proactive about your health and get yourself in shape. If you have been feeling bored with some of your duties and routines at work, a new project or a new direction could be especially helpful. In the second half of the month, we’re looking for a greater sense of closeness and intimacy with our partners. Find a project that both of you can work on together.
LEO (July 23–August 22). There is a lot of activity focused on home and family over the next several months. There are lots of things to attend to, and you are being pushed to get them all done yesterday. Put some positive energy into your relationship by getting out of town and reinvigorating those connections with your partner. If you are single, this is a good time to be out looking! After midmonth, you are needing some time to yourself. It’s a great time for a trip to get away from it all. Choose your company carefully in the latter half of the month.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). The Virgoans are feeling positive and upbeat this month. You have certainly been getting things in order, putting yourself back into your routines and getting more done than usual. This is a great time to focus on diet or health regimens. In the second half of the month, you are more focused on your relationships. You are being more social than usual, but you are still selective about what you do. You are still redoing some of your long-term career goals and doing house repairs. Be sure and give yourself some space at the end of month.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). You have been dealing with lots of home and family issues over the last couple of months, and you’re finally finding some solutions. You are just beginning to lighten up. Watch your spending this month. Get out and do some fun things this month with your friends. By the end of the month, you are pulled back into your routines and are focusing on diet and exercise. Relationships have been shaky. You are somewhat restless and bored with your relationship, so put some energy into making that more of a fun place in your life.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). This busy month continues with Mars, planet of action and anger, visiting Scorpio. Mars can make you feel adventurous, self-confident, and competitive. You will be quicker to act on things, almost impulsively. You are continuing to work on creating a more livable work and life schedule. Conversations with others can really create some clarity about boundaries. Be sure and take some time for yourself. Spending some time at home can be very nurturing. In the latter part of the month, you are back to your busy life!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). You are continuing to do a major rethink in your life. This will probably last a couple of years. You are looking at the viability of things and people, the potential for long-term security, and developing better boundaries for yourself. The small stuff is important this month. Make sure you have time for friends, as well as some time for a getaway from your routines. Toward the end of the month, you are more focused on home and family issues. At the end of the month, you will be ready to take action on your plans.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). Now that Mercury, planet of communication and transportation, is no longer retrograde in your sign, this is the perfect time to put your new plans and New Year’s resolutions into effect. You have been searching for a better sense of satisfaction with yourself. You are feeling more in control now, and are moving forward. A financial focus is strong in the first part of the month. Professional organizations could be especially helpful to your career plans. By the end of the month, you will need some personal retreat time. Don’t overload your schedule.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). This is your personal yearly cycle when you are reviewing last year’s aspirations and setting new directions for the upcoming year. This is your month to focus on yourself, so have a good time! You are very strongly motivated to focus on your career—or just on doing something with your life. You will be more confident and willing to take risks in ways that you weren’t able to in the past. You will have this momentum through the early part of August. You may also be more impatient and not sleeping as well. This is a great time for exercising and letting some of that energy go!
PISCES (February 19–March 20). You are needing some time to yourself, although your schedule continues to be busy and demanding. Be sure you take that time for yourself, since you’re doing a lot of things and you need to be well-rested and centered. As we enter the latter part of the month, you will be very busy once again. In the larger view, you are reexamining your long-term career goals. If you are younger, you are looking for more. If you are older, you may be looking to bring things to a close or to shift your priorities. This is a positive time for relationships, as you are looking at setting new goals there as well.
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