LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS
There’s a rebirth of romance for Sagittarius in 2011, as your ruling planet, Jupiter, tours Aries and your amorous fifth house from January 22 through June 4. Have you forgotten how good it feels to dress up, flirt, make out in public and generally be the center of attention? You’ll be coaxed out of hiding, whether you’re single or spoken for. On March 11, Uranus also kicks off a tour of PDA-friendly Aries — and this cycle lasts for seven years. Uranus is the planet of groups and society, so the people you surround yourself with will shape and influence your romantic progress. Say goodbye to the terminally lovelorn and the self-sabotaging divas in your social circle. You need positive relationship role models, people who aren’t afraid to dance with intimacy and do the hard work it takes to keep love alive over the years. Single? There’s no better way to meet a mate than through an introduction by friends this year.
There will be a few defining moments in your love life as well, as three eclipses touch through Gemini, your committed-relationship sign. Eclipses bring sudden information or the need to make a quick change of plans. If you’ve been burying emotional issues, these eclipses will force them into the spotlight, as if to say, “Deal already!” The first is a solar eclipse on June 1, which is more about initiating something new. You could be love-struck (at first sight), or suddenly aware of a new possibility in an existing relationship. The lunar eclipses on June 15 and December 10 are more about culminations and completions. Want him to put a ring on it? These lunar eclipses could give you the surge of confidence you need to make that deeper commitment. If you’re in the wrong relationship, the eclipses may force a breakup. Don’t resist the change that comes near these days. Although it can be shocking, eclipses are “cruel to be kind,” helping you let go of old patterns and relationships that no longer serve you.
Children and pregnancies will be a major focus for you in 2011, as Jupiter and Uranus tour Aries. Between March 11 and June 4, six planets will stop by Aries for a visit! The fertility goddess is working on your behalf this spring, if you’d like to tap into her magic. If you have kids, they may need more attention from you than you anticipated in the first half of the year. You’ll have to manage other aspects of your life in order to accommodate them, but don’t miss the golden opportunity to really be there for them. Your creative parenting (or grandparenting) style can do wonders to nurture their dreams.
WORK & MONEY
With transformational Pluto touring your income sector from 2008 through 2024, you’re learning to save, budget and plan like you’re your own CPA. This year, you must continue to raise your financial IQ. The only way to create real wealth is to spend less and save more — a challenging concept for an impulse shopper like you. Living simply doesn’t mean starving yourself of pleasure. Create an entertainment budget, along with a budget for covering your bills, your retirement savings, the kids’ college funds and other long-term expenses. As the saying goes, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” No need to fall into that trap this year. Working with a money manager or coach can help in major ways.
If you’re looking for new work, the eclipse on January 4 could bring a surprise opportunity. Jump on it, Sag! You may have to start on a lower rung, but you’ll steadily climb your way up the ladder. Saturn will be touring your sector of technology all year, giving you a push to learn a new digital skill. Consider e-courses while Saturn is retrograde from January 25 through June 12. You may need to study on the weekends, while working another job.
With Jupiter in your fifth house of fame until June 4, you could make quite a name for yourself this year. Concentrate on building your professional reputation, even if it doesn’t bring an immediate monetary payoff. Take on leadership at the office. If you work for yourself, be more of a public face in your industry. Start a video blog to share your professional know-how. If you want to be a public speaker, actor or media figure, the spotlight begins searching for you on January 22 and won’t stop shining all year.
A solar eclipse in Cancer on July 1 illuminates an investment opportunity, or a chance to earn a lump sum of cash by selling property or working on commission. An inheritance or tax return may also come “out of the blue.” Be extra cautious about real estate deals from April 4 through August 4. Shadowy Neptune will be in your domestic fourth house during this time, and may conceal information about the property, or bring shady lenders and buyers (or sellers) your way. Do thorough background checks to avoid this trap.
The best news for your bank account comes on June 4, when your ruling planet, Jupiter, kicks off a yearlong tour of your economically stimulated sixth house. Steady work flows in, and you may even need to travel for meetings. If you’re still looking for work at this point, widen your search radius. Companies may hire you to telecommute. Who says you can’t have meetings via Skype? Jupiter will be retrograde from August 30 through December 25, indicating that the opportunities of late 2011 will also require hard work and discipline. You don’t mind the hard work, but getting yourself into a routine will take some effort.
So when will the power players finally discover you? Mars kicks off a rare, seven-month tour through Virgo on November 10, sending you soaring into the big leagues. Cut out the middleman and go straight to the decision-makers. A raise, a new title and a more prominent clientele are yours for the taking as the year draws to a close.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
The solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 4 gets you inspired to start the year on a healthier note. Connecting to grounded, earthy energy is a big component of your Wellness Plan 2011. If you’ve never tried yoga before, find a studio that speaks to you (you’ll literally feel the vibes and know it’s right). As you stand barefoot on a mat, you’ll feel that prana (life force energy) flowing through you. A good yoga practice can also curb food cravings. You’re a foodie, Sag, but your diet needs more natural, unrefined, unprocessed foods this year. Play with delicious recipes that use healthy ingredients. Replace white flour with whole grains, sugar with raw agave nectar.
With your ruling planet, Jupiter, in your festive fifth house from January 22 to June 4, it will be hard to curb your appetite for sweet indulgences, and you’ll be susceptible to weight gain during this phase. Some nutritionists recommend giving yourself a “free day,” one day per week where you can eat anything you want. This might be necessary in the first half of 2011 to avoid feelings of deprivation.
On June 4, Jupiter enters Taurus and your sixth house of health. You’ll have a far easier time getting into a fitness groove then, but you might have to keep a set of dumbbells near your desk, since work will also be quite busy. If you’ve ignored nagging aches and pains, have them checked out ASAP. Jupiter can exacerbate conditions if you ignore them. Pay special attention to your digestion: Make sure your diet includes enough fiber, and get checked to see if you have food allergies as well. Try using essential oils for a natural, calming effect. A plug-in oil warmer can fill your office with whiffs of lavender that will soothe your nerves, or peppermint that can wake you up better than that fourth java jolt.
HOW TO MAKE THIS THE YEAR OF YOU
Your 2011 Mantra: I’m Ready for My Close-up!
With both your ruling planet Jupiter and Uranus in your sector of glamour, passion and fame, it’s time to step back into the public eye. People want to hear what you have to say. They want to watch you in action. You’d make a great reality-TV star, or maybe just a spokesperson at city council meetings. Whatever you’re passionate about, find your voice and speak up. Your fierce convictions and your killer style could have people following you like your name was Madonna.
LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS