You begin your year with a bang. A solar eclipse on the 4th occurs in your own sign. Not only that, but it has an impact on Saturn, your ruling planet. This is forcing a re-definition of your image, personality, and self-concept. Since you are on top these days – a leader – it is understandable that you are more of a target than usual. You stand out, you are more prominent than usual, and so you are a natural target. Though these attacks on you are not pleasant, there are some good points to it. You can re-define yourself in a better way. You can make improvements to your personality and image. As the classic Air Force saying has it, if you are taking flak, it means you are on target. You are taking heat precisely because you are succeeding. Take comfort in this. This eclipse – as every solar eclipse – affects the finances of your spouse, partner or current love – forcing dramatic change. Issues involving estates, wills or insurance claims take dramatic turns (sometime shocking turns) one way or the other. Expect the unexpected.
Though health is good this month, take a reduced schedule during the eclipse period – a few days
before or after. You don’t need to be indulging in daredevil-type stunts these days. If you have been careless in dietary matters, this eclipse can force a detox – but this is not sickness (though it
sometimes gets diagnosed that way).
Although the eclipse is shaking things up (and when the dust settles, things should be better than
before) you are in the midst of a yearly personal pleasure peak. This is the time to enjoy all the
physical pleasures and to get the body and image to where you want it to be.
On the 20th you enter a yearly financial peak – a period of peak earnings. With the Sun in your
money house it is good to pay down debt, cut waste, eliminate redundant bank or brokerage accounts,
and earn more through ‘down sizing’. When we get rid of waste, or refinance debt at better terms, we
find that we ‘have’ more.
The planetary power is mostly in the East this month. Until the 9th, 100 per cent of the planets
are in the East (highly unusual). Afterwards 80 and sometimes 90 per cent are in the East. So you are
very independent these days. You are not in need of other people (though they are important). When
you enter a relationship it is not out of need, but more about what you can contribute. Your personal
initiative is the most important thing – initiative and personal competence. This enables you to create
the conditions you desire in life with little fuss or bother. Build your dreams now and let the world
adapt to you.
Though career is very important this year – and you are very successful – the planetary power
shifted last month from the upper to the lower half of your horoscope. And this is the situation for the
next five or so months. Time to de-emphasize career and focus on your family. With Jupiter moving
into your 4th house on the 22nd, this is an enjoyable enterprise. Moves or renovations – happy ones –
are in store these days. You will have good family support, too.