YEAR AHEAD: AQUARIUS

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Dear Aquarius,

You may be one of the most misunderstood, if not the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac, but that has probably never really bothered you too much. You are quite content to smile and nod your head as descriptions of the loosey-goosey new age of Aquarius hocus pocus flies around you, all the while keeping the well oiled machinery of your grand master plan working below the surface. You are in fact one of the hardest working, most determined and most consistent signs in the zodiac. So what if your tastes and ambitions are a little bit off the beaten path? Through trial and error you have learned what they are and little can keep you from achieving them.

In previous years you may have faced tiresome, daunting obstacles in your way. However, this year will be characterized by the smooth flow of all that you have been working for.. right into your lap. The new moon in Aquarius this year holds the sun and moon in tight conjunction with Jupiter, the planet of good luck and optimism, in your 2nd house of personal finance. Ka-ching. And extravagant Sagittarius, Juptier’s favorite sign, is on your ascendant highlighting this theme even more. But as always, when things come too easily, one can get sloppy so a good lesson to remember for this year is “Be careful what you wish for” because it just might show up. 

Joining the sun, moon and Jupiter in the 2nd house are Mars and Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. You will certainly be consolidating in your efforts towards building or creating something, as the 2nd house has rulership over artistic projects.. but guard against stubborn aggressive behavior, especially as it relates to winning people over to helping you. Mercury retrograde will be giving them mixed signals. 

In your personal relationships this also seems to be an interesting year. Venus, planet of love and beauty, is conjunct wildcard Uranus in Pisces on the cusp of the 4th house of home and family. This could spell any number of scenarios. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus so you have a knack for understanding the positive side of this unpredictable planet and it’s appearance in conjunction with Venus could signal a major love event in your life this year; a commitment, marriage, child or a shared new home. However, this would only be if your relationship can overcome all of the obstacles and reassessments that pragmatic Saturn will been throwing in the way. 

 You especially will have to take an unflinching look at what is working and what isn’t in your career and make any adjustments. Any issues of how to balance career and family life will be at the center of this conversation.  If that stubborn streak comes out and you don’t want to hear it, then the bad side of this Venus/Uranus aspect could emerge and your entire home/relationship/career world could get tossed into a little tailspin. This is worst case scenario and to make sure that it doesn’t happen, remember to be a good listener.  If you are single, expect to meet somebody new, especially in any type of work related situation or anyone who could have access to your home if you are hosting events or doing renovations. Stay focused but remain flexible and this year is sure to be a truly magical one for you. 

LUCKIEST MONTHS:

MARCH 2009: Love is in the air so you will probably feel like ordering a case of champagne and camping out on the homefront for a while. Just be sure to honor any pre-existing career commitments or you could be in hot water.

JUNE 2009: Both work and personal relationships will flourish right now. You will certainly be very busy and sociable, so take in all the new information before making any final decisions. 

SEPTEMBER 2009: This is a big work month for you when things will become more clear. Projects will either move forward to get tossed and you should be ready for some turmoil. Know what your values are and what you are willing to put up with.