Cross-posted from Aloha Astro
Aries (March 21st - April 20th)
Work may be stressful at the beginning of your week, Aries. It could be that some things slipped while you enjoyed the holidays. When you return to your routine on Monday, it may be difficult to find your flow again. Extra time or thought you spend on work that takes attention away from a mate could be a reason for some frostiness in the area of romance early in the week, but as the moon progresses through your chart and joins Venus in your 8th house of intimacy on New Year’s Eve, romance should be back on track. Watch for a tendency to allow outer forces to sway you. You still have the planets assisting you in the guidance and intuition areas of life, but there is a chance a friend or group is not straight up or something about what they suggest is not the right path for you.
Taurus (April 21st - May 20th)
Are friends and social activities distracting you from work this week, Taurus? Work on your communication skills by using friends and group activities as a means to network and self-promote. Make plans to go somewhere special with your beloved on New Year’s Eve, or consider attending a dance or party specifically for singles if you are looking for a partner. The moon will be putting stars in your eyes that night. It would be a shame not to make the most of the energy when the moon kisses your ruling planet, Venus, and gives you an extra dose of physical appeal. Those loving feelings can lead to fantasies and daydreaming on the job. It takes supreme effort for you to apply discipline and focus at work. Thankfully, the holiday energy of the week will let you get away with sliding until next week brings a more grounded energy to assist you.
Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)
Some Mercury retrograde last licks may affect communication at work near the beginning of your week, Gemini. It’s best to not even try to push on work-related activities until the end of the week when things flow better for you in that area. For now, keep your mind on family, children, creativity, romance, and deepening connections between you and others. The better you get to know someone, the more you get to know yourself. You are in a phase of discovery and you gain the most of any exploration into uncharted territory by going slowly and paying attention. Pay attention to your body on New Year’s Eve and don’t do anything to excess or you may regret the consequences of overindulgence. Clarity is gained or a decision made concerning relationship at the end of the week.
Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd)
The last week of the old year may bring you news of an inheritance or some other material gain, Cancer. The buying or selling of a piece of real estate is another possibility. This could give you more to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, although there may be some waiting or red tape involved before you receive your windfall. You may decide to make a distant destination the site of your festivities this year. Crabs with partners will be working on the team aspect of the relationship and single Crabs may be looking for someone with very specific qualifications. Your perception of people is a bit foggy this week, so do not make any final judgments or decisions on a potential partner until later next week, when the planetary confusion lifts.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
A look at your bank balance at the beginning of the week could send you hurrying back to work, Leo. You may have been spending more money and getting paid less lately. The pleasure has been worth the price, but now you are happy to be productive during the week, knowing you have a holiday weekend approaching that will give you another opportunity for rest, recreation, and maybe some romance. New Year’s Eve is overflowing with emotions for you this year. You feel grateful for home, family, and all the love you feel now. The future is looking brighter for you now than it has for some time. Make that feeling your baseline every day of 2011 and you will accomplish big things.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
Virgo has a prickly side that can be triggered by crabby planetary aspects and transits. Monday is one of those days. If you have a mate, you may want to plan some time apart while nothing they do will please you. Losing yourself in paperwork or taking care of your body is an excellent thing for you to focus on instead of people. Avoid spending money on Tuesday because you won’t be pleased with your purchases over time. Don’t worry – your week does improve after the slow and irritating beginning. Your New Year’s Eve may be planned and carefully orchestrated rather than being a spontaneous event. You can enjoy the company or the party, but you are counting those minutes down to midnight so your head can finally hit the pillow. You expect 2011 to be a better year than 2010 and you are determined to make that a reality.
Libra (September 23rd - October 23rd)
The heightened activity surrounding the holiday season has you stretched a bit thin, Libra. It is your nature to be “on” in social situations and now you are craving some off time. The week begins with an opportunity for you to decompress and be silent for a day before you step into a new cycle of activity that focuses more on your own plans and needs than those of others. Be gentle to yourself as you review 2010 and set your sights on 2011. There is a planetary aspect which is making you your own harshest critic. The work you have completed at the soul level this year may not be visible to the eye, but it will have far-reaching future benefits. The turning of the calendar can bring you a new attitude or position at work that brings you more income or better work conditions.
Scorpio (October 24th - November 21st)
You have enjoyed your holiday time with friends and family, Scorpio, but now you need time apart to process emotions and sensory overload. As a fixed water sign, you feel most comfortable when you have predictable situations, routines, and established boundaries. The holiday season created waves in the calm of your emotional ocean and now you need to settle things a bit before you party on New Year’s Eve. The finality of an old year passing and the brightness of a new year beginning appeals to the Scorpio nature, which sees the light/dark, high/low, all-or-nothing of everything. The moon joins Venus in your sign and trines your house of fun and romance on New Year’s Eve. Step out with a lover or mingle where you have the chance to attract admiring glances and slow dances.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Travel, socializing, and entertainment may have put a strain on your resources, Sagittarius, so like it or not, it’s off to work you go. You have the needed energy to get things done at the beginning of the week before another holiday weekend begins. Your initial plans to party with friends may change when the end of the year arrives. The moon may be influencing you to stay home, rest, nest, and reflect on the old year passing and the new year on the horizon. If you are thinking some of your dreams or wishes for 2011 are unrealistic or impossible, take heart in knowing that you are influenced by a deceptive, distorting but short-term planetary transit and aspect that is creating a temporary fog bank in your mind and soul.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
A trip you take or connection you make at the beginning of the week can be a combination of disruptive but ultimately good energy. Problems requiring solutions may face you upon returning to work after the holiday weekend, but you don’t really mind. Your nature gets restless without a challenge and too much lazing and feasting makes you feel anxious. Besides, it’s nice to see the cash flowing again. The planets in your chart indicate a pleasant low-key New Year celebration with friends. Your first two days of 2011 encourage deep self examination and some inner dialoging. Interview your future self in your mind on the eve of New Year 2011 and work back from there to the present to help you manifest your dreams.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Soul revelations and glimpses of an ideal future make you think seriously about your thoughts, Aquarius. Every thought counts toward your future and you will be more aware this week of your constructive versus destructive thoughts. The new year can bring you a new set of personal values, a new source of income, or a renewed burst of enthusiasm for your current employment situation. Don’t doubt yourself or cast your mind back to past failures. Wipe the slate clean and begin 2011 with the expectation of ever-unfolding successes. Spend the first two days of the new year connecting with friends and sharing your plans for the future to help you all manifest your dreams.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Too much sensory stimulation this past holiday weekend could make you a bit testy, Pisces. To your lover, you may say, “I love you, but go away so I can miss you.” Your friends may hear, “Enough partying, there are things we’ve been neglecting to do.” When you can’t influence people by words or example this week, turn on your psychic remote influencing skills. The planets are giving you the power to bend minds and events with your bare thoughts as long as you respect free will and use your power for the highest good of all. Your New Year celebration could be an extravagant declaration of independence from limitations of the past along with passionate proclamations for the future. The two days following New Year’s Eve help you sharpen your intent and make realistic plans.