FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
FOR EVERYONE ~ February is a tipping point. Scarcely anyone doubts that major changes are urgently needed. At the same time, though, everyone knows that those in power are against the needed changes. In February, push comes to shove. Each of us in our own lives and in our own way will find it necessary to speak truth to power, or to simply and openly defy the expectations of authority figures. If we don’t we will only find ourselves left behind by those who have done so.
♒ AQUARIUS ~ (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17) Complex crosscurrents are at work in financial areas. Legislative changes or legal developments of some kind will bring significant economic benefits. You can easily leverage these improvements to improve your overall standard of living. By this summer, you will also benefit from improvements in the workplace, or job market. You might need to protect your interests against ingrained prejudice and unethical practices. They could deprive you of what is rightfully yours. Fortunately, many people are alert to these issues, now. You won’t stand alone.
♓ PISCES ~ (Feb. 18 – Mar. 19) Pisceans are dealing with a mix of potent but conflicting planetary forces. Powerful influences instill a desire for privacy and self-healing. Others inspire a spirited defense of your seemingly inexplicable choices. Still others bring rapidly changing financial realities. It isn’t just Pisceans; conditions are fluid and hard to predict, let alone control. Everybody’s feeling it. However, there’s a clear indication that if you persevere, you can win over critics and forge a solution that satisfies all these conflicting pressures. Financial conditions ease appreciably mid-year.
♈ ARIES ~ (Mar. 20 – Apr. 18) The authorities in your life are feeling empowered, but they are issuing contradictory orders. In some cases, none of what any of them are saying would work for anyone. Fortunately, you are in an excellent position to ‘adjust’ their mandates. You have been quietly mulling over the issues involved for some time. If you listen carefully to what your intuition is telling you, you can implement alternative solutions that will serve everyone better. There won’t be time to ask permission. Budgets will tighten mid-year.
♉ TAURUS ~ (Apr. 19 – May 19) The future you planned is almost here. Prospects are encouraging. Details are unclear and specifics are not available, but not enough so to make turn back. Your long-term financial well-being depends on the outcome of a political battle over social and economic priorities that’s just beginning. The powers that be are rewriting the social contract. But you can’t just wait around for the final draft. Monitor the situation closely. Protect your financial interests during this confusing transitional period. Positive economic influences strengthen further mid-year.
♊ GEMINI ~ (May 20 – June 19) The powers that be are pursuing an ambitious and idealistic reform agenda. Their plans could easily go awry and determined opponents will try hard to derail them. You’ll need to speak up often to keep reform efforts on track. Rid yourself of unhelpful attitudes that suppress your natural idealism and cloud your native optimism. Fortunately, powerfully supportive forces are at work in your Sun sign inspiring confidence in you and your allies. You’re still only beginning a new cycle of personal growth and prosperity.
♋ CANCER ~ (June 20 – July 21) Events have reached a turning point. Those who want change are prepared to do whatever is needed to bring it about. Defiance and confrontation are the order of the day. You understand the what’s driving people. You know what’s at stake and what needs to happen. Use your famous intuition to clarify people’s needs and intentions. Help them shape confused and conflicting ideas into a coherent plan. People will have a harder time without your input. Cancerians are heading for an economic turnaround midyear.
♌ LEO ~ (July 22 – Aug. 21) You might just have to take control of some challenging situations. Specifically, you will probably have to tell some powerful people they need to back down, for everyone’s sake. Although maybe not in exactly those terms. Your future and the futures of many others depends on your ability to deliver this message successfully. You understand the issues, you know the stakes and have the necessary communication skills. Some very old and very deep sources of self-doubt could weaken your resolve. Don’t let that happen.
♍ VIRGO ~ (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Your mind is filled with tough, hot button issues. Your heart is filled with concern for the welfare of those you love. But where decision and action are concerned, Virgos are temporarily sidelined. It might seem frustrating, but the planets want it that way. You are supposed to help others by utilizing your uniquely precise Virgoan thought processes. Many are struggling to make the kind of fine distinctions that come easily to Virgo. Virgo budgets have been tight, but they will ease this summer.
♎ LIBRA ~ (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) Libran’s aren’t sure how to conduct their relationships anymore. Partners are experiencing deep psychological changes. They are demanding greater sincerity, loyalty, respect, and sympathy, and so on. Finding the time to work things out together is near impossible. The planets suggest that if you tend to the financial basics and follow some sensible life plan, your relationships will tend to take care of themselves. Not very glamorous, but it will work. Once you figure out how to do this, share the secret with others.
♏ SCORPIO ~ (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Like everyone else, Scorpios see a rapidly changing landscape. But unlike others, personal challenges keep Scorpios focused on essentials. A heightened sense of purpose has also simplified decision making. The resulting simplicity and clarity of your approach to life is a helpful example for others. However, you mustn’t feel obliged to reach out. The planets want you to focus closely on your own needs. It’s OK to shut out distractions or withdraw into a private and protective space to think important and private thoughts.
♐ SAGITTARIUS ~ (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) A considerable degree of cynicism and complacency has crept into Sagittarian attitudes over the years. Your tolerance for misbehavior in yourself and others grew considerably. These attitudes are now being openly and directly challenged by partners and associates. Youngsters and potential romantic partners are also demanding change. Your conscience, once a passive co-conspirator, is becoming more active. The planets are making it clear that in coming years your social and economic welfare will depend on your willingness to shed these self-indulgent attitudes and behaviors.
♑ CAPRICORN ~ (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) Let’s get a couple of facts on the table. Capricorns like being in charge; they like being the center of attention. They enjoyed both for quite a few years. But the evidence is now in. Increasingly, Capricorns must share the power, the spotlight and the credit. Attitudes toward authority and patterns of behavior have changed. It’s time to acknowledge it. You will benefit a great deal by cultivating a more cooperative, conciliatory and egalitarian approach in all areas. Your continued prosperity depends on it.