Horoscope - January 2011

In the New Year, Take Risks for Progress

Illustration by Ken Saunders

Jupiter and Uranus square off with Pluto (the “nonplanet”) this year. A time of upheavals can be good fortune for those who seek a better way. Innovations in wireless technology will advance rapidly, and some current features will become obsolete by year’s end. Legal professionals will see a spike in private practice, engineering melds with energy research, and healthcare systems atrophy due to changes in public consciousness. If you are a pioneer or are ready for a new look at business contracts, you will be on the cutting edge in 2011. In this time for starting from scratch, take risks for the sake of progress. Happy New Year! For a personal reading, e-mail me at sherrylnova@aim.com.

CAPRICORN  (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Mercury retrograde hints at how easy things could be simply by a change in consciousness. Instead of dwelling on that pile of manure, convince yourself that there’s a pony there somewhere and rejoice. At the end of a spiritual cycle, it takes effort to see the good. Your spiritual life may need boot camp. Do it.

AQUARIUS  (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The Little Red Hen had a lot of friends, but nobody wanted to do the work. You are getting a lot of lip service from the gang, but will be far more effective working alone this month. Your visions are important, but not yet understood. Prepare yourself for a leadership role in 2011. Conceptualize.

PISCES  (Feb. 19-March 20)
There are many meetings with those who have ideas but no follow-through. Current projects excite the masses, and the responses will wear you out. Pull back from unfocused groups and begin to organize and define the process. Enough lecture; hit the lab. An inscrutable front protects you.

ARIES  (March 21-April 19)
Surrounded by those who are masters, you are bar-raged and maybe even harangued with good theories and higher consciousness. A dream of travel is viable by spring or summer, but the process begins now. Most important is that you understand cultural differences, as small concessions succeed.

TAURUS  (April 20-May 20)
Fertile with new vision, you could overextend yourself, especially if you listen to everyone’s opinion. Travel brings even more possibilities into the game. Use this retrograde month to narrow the options to a workable plan. Collect data, but take it all under advisement. Answers come this month.

GEMINI  (May 21-June 20)
Martian energy makes you a bit testy, and it’s easy to be frustrated with others. Quiet observance of important liaisons will enlighten you to a new method of operation, as you are more willing to see the opposite viewpoint. Consciously, radically change your reactive pattern and voila!

CANCER  (June 21-July 22)

You operate outside the boxes, with quiet faith in your own reason. But now the immutable structure embraces you. Work toward your goals with those in authority who can green-light your dream — and all from inside the box! What a concept. Your time for marriage to the status quo is now. Unite.

LEO  (July 23-Aug. 22)
The cosmic child is irritated when told to clean his room, yet there are times when only order will allow you to proceed. You have an unsightly pile of projects, activities, and socializing that needs a place for every-thing. Overlaps and dangling participles obstruct gains. Get to work.

VIRGO  (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It’s a domestic power month, when you can change the world from your back yard, in your bathrobe, with your Blackberry. Host a meeting at home and plan a dinner for congenial people, as the hard work you have put into your personal space pays big dividends in the world. Siblings and neighbors can contribute.

LIBRA  (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You are so distracted that the open road will soothe you. Plan a short trip toward the horizon and stop to contemplate. Lip service to unimportant invitations may come back to haunt you. Telling them what they want to hear causes problems later. Rehearse a lovely regret line. The truth frees.

SCORPIO  (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Disillusioned with tacky seasonal values, you have an opportunity to destroy in order to rebuild (the Eagle’s forte) a meaningless tradition. Plan a new way of giving — perhaps personal service instead of fancy “things.” Your leadership is required where you can still be in the background, where power is.

SAGITTARIUS  (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Far from the maddening crowds, you will find your spirit. Skip the parties for quality one-on-one times with your personal masters, who have taught you political skills. Power now lies in withholding your opinion. Go away so they can miss you. Strive to avoid speaking last.

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