Also on NYE, communicator Mercury moves into Capricorn and your seventh house of committed relationships for three weeks. Romance could heat up and get serious between the 31st and January 19. You’re pickier than most in affairs of the heart, so if you’ve actually met someone who turns you on, it’s damn near a Miracle on 34th Street! Are your affections returned in kind? If so, you owe it to yourself to give this union a chance. Discussions could turn to “our future” as the ball drops on Times Square and you may surprise yourself by changing an autonomous plan into a couples affair. Be flexible, Cancer!
Single? Donning your fancy frocks will not be a wasted effort this year. Celebrations could serve up a lasting prospect. Swallow your fear and make eye contact. Smile, say hello (yes, we know this is extra-credit work), even spark up a conversation. The more affable you appear, the more approachable you’ll be. Hello, midnight kiss!
With Mercury in Capricorn, work the buddy system in all that you do. Want to get those 2013 fitness resolutions flowing? Pair up with a friend who has similar goals and motivate each other to Zumba or spin class on a thrice-weekly basis.
Lucky Jupiter and energetic Mars will form a heavenly trine all week, amping up your creative powers. You’ll make epic strides by working behind the scenes; in fact, while others grumble about having to go back to work, you’ll be eager to dive in and make headway on a passion project. A mentor figure could appear, ushering in new opportunities and taking you under her wing. Seek and ye shall find, especially when it comes to advice from a wise and experienced source.
On the emotional front, you’ll feel more in command of your feelings than you have for a while, and may be shocked by your ability to clearly express your needs—and put up boundaries--in a particular relationship. Your willingness to say “thanks, but no thanks” could catch people off guard and help you command their respect. They thought they had you wrapped around their fingers, but ha! You’ll show them. Just don’t get too caught up in the cat-and-mouse games. Giving chase is one thing, but driving people crazy with mixed messages is quite another.
Certain relationships can grow incredibly intimate under the influence of the Mars-Jupiter duo. The sensual and poetic energy of these planets’ placements could pave the way for some off-the-charts romance and fantasies realized in action. Don’t let worries of “will it last forever?” prevent you from enjoying the moment and allowing an amorous contender to get closer to you. How will you ever get to happily ever after if you can’t break the ice in the first place? Let things advance to the next stage of the game, and try taking the relationship one step at a time instead of spiraling so far into the future with worry and anxiety.