You begin your year with 80 and sometimes 90 per cent of the planets in the eastern sector of the horoscope. You are in an independent ‘making karma’ phase of your year. In fact, by the 20th you will be at the maximum point of personal independence. This is the time to take the bull by the horns and create your own happiness. If conditions don’t suit you, change them. You have both the power and the authority – and most likely the world and other people will go along with you. You – your actions and personal merit – are the keys to happiness now.
This is also a month when the planetary power will shift from the upper to the lower half of your
horoscope. The shift begins on the 20th, but will become established next month. For the past six
months or so, outer objectives have been paramount; now you need to focus on your emotional needs
– on the family, domestic life and need to ‘feel good’. These actions will make your career stronger
Spirituality is the main headline for the month. Some 40 to 50 per cent of the planets are either in
the 12th house or moving through there this month. So this is a period for spiritual studies, for
meditation, prayer and achieving a closer connection to the Divine within you. Though you tend to be
an extrovert, there are times when more solitude is normal – and this is one of those times. In solitude
we more easily connect to the Divine. We more easily receive the messages and the guidance that it has.
Spirituality is not only important in its own right (until the 20th) but seems to be the key to
resolving love, finance and intellectual conundrums.
Adding to this focus is a solar eclipse on the 4th which occurs in your 12th house. Thus
important spiritual changes are happening – you are changing your approach, your attitudes and
probably your practice. This is natural and normal. One set of practices is good for one set of life
circumstances and the stage you are in. Since these things are always changing, it is natural that the
practice will change as well. This eclipse is basically benign for you, but it might not be so benign
for people around you, so it is wise to take a more relaxed schedule during this period.
Every solar eclipse tests love and a current relationship (and this is only the first of four this
year), so be more patient with your partner or current love during this period. He or she will be more
temperamental now. Dramatic events could be happening in his or her life.
Jupiter has been travelling with your ruler (Uranus) for some months now, and this continues this
month. This is a very happy transit. It brings wealth, luck in speculations, travel and educational
opportunities. It also brings the good life – the high life.
Jupiter will move into your 3rd house on the 22nd and this suggests that new cars,
communication equipment, new technology (gadgetry) are coming to you. Siblings (and those who are
like siblings to you) are now in a period of prosperity.