You begin your year with most of the planets (after the 7th the percentage is 80–90 per cent) above the horizon of the chart. Thus you are very much in the ‘day’ of your year. A period for career focus and the pursuit of outer success. Reinforcing this is the fact that your 4th house of home and family is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 22nd and 23rd), while your 10th house of career is strong. So reach for the Sun, Moon and stars now. You can safely downplay family responsibilities (you can’t ignore them altogether) and focus on your career. Sometimes we serve our families best by being there, and sometimes by providing for them and being successful. This is a time for the latter.
The western, social sector of your chart is also overwhelmingly dominant now. So the dictum,
‘not by might nor by power, but by my spirit’ applies to you now. Personal ability and personal merit
seem to matter little these days – it is the grace of others, your likeability, that get you to your goals.
You are just coming out of a yearly social peak (it happened last month) but your 7th house of
love is strong until the 13th. So love and social matters are going well. You are more popular these
days as you put the interests of others above your own. You are there for your friends – on their side,
devoted to them. You are also more aggressive socially, taking the bull by the horns and creating
social events and friendships – you initiate these things. If you like someone, that person knows it –
you are not afraid to make a direct approach. Many of you have got involved in serious love
relationships over the past few months, and it could still happen this month – suddenly and
unexpectedly. Of late you have become a ‘love at first sight’ kind of person. You know immediately
whether someone is for you or not. And with your love planet moving into Aries on the 22nd, this
tendency will only get stronger. When the aspects are kind, everything works well and you save a lot
of time skirting all the niceties of courtship. But when the aspects are not kind, there can be hurt and
pain. In the next few months you are called to develop fearlessness in love. Actual success or failure
in relationships is not really the issue – the fact that you conquer fear, timidity and shyness is the real
issue. That is your victory.
There is a solar eclipse on the 4th that occurs in your 8th house. This causes financial upheavals
and financial change for your spouse, partner or current love. These changes will be good in the long
term, but fearful and disruptive in the short term. If you are involved in tax, estate or insurance issues,
there is a dramatic turn of events – things start to move forward and get resolved one way or another.
Though this eclipse is benign to you, it does force you to confront death – usually on a psychological
Job-seekers have good fortune after the 13th. Likewise those who employ others.
Health is much improved over last month and gets even better after the 22nd. You can enhance
your health even further in the ways discussed in the yearly report.