Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If you thought 2014 would be dull, think again. And again. And again! Because, for certain, this will be a year when you’ll do a lot of reassessment.
For some people, especially the Aries, this could threaten to sink into self-absorption. But with all that’s happening, especially with the Capricorn Moon in late January causing a flurry of excessive self-examination, you certainly have the right to be introspective.
However, others may not see it that way. With the overflow of Cancer’s influence in the June of 2014, your attention will naturally drift to the people you love: family, friends, and even acquaintances – all with their own troubles.
There’s a marked desire to make your home a place of refuge, and August’s Sun in Leo trine the Moon in Aries brings you the determination to make things better for others. It helps you, it helps your loved ones – everyone’s happy!
Taurus (April 20 – May20)
At the beginning of the year, you’re going to be channeling Greta Garbo in “wanting to be alone.” You’ve got a lot on your mind, and though you might have a few days here and there of major support, you’re mostly going to be lost in your thoughts. However, this is likely to dissipate into a desire for Taurus-style action.
Unfortunately, by the time you’re more focused, schedules between you and others might start conflicting, leading to an atmosphere of casual frustration. It won’t last.The Annular Solar Eclipse on April 28-29 should bring your social and private life to a pleasant and steady rhythm. The summer promises a more synchronized and steady routine that will allow you to stay focused on important tasks and chores while granting you the free time to get out and have fun with friends.
This balance might face a few hiccups as a friend or relative will test your resolve around late November, but don’t let it get to you. All in all, you’re holding your own very well!
Your aims this year are going to make you very single-minded. You will likely have a personal financial goal that will prompt a do-or-die feeling all year. You’re going to face a number of planetary influences that will have you measuring your progress, thus giving you a concrete feeling of moving ahead.However, starting right out of the gate with the Moon in Aries opposing Mars in Libra on January 7, you’ll also feel the tension between maintaining a satisfactory personal life and achieving a deeply desired objective. That may not be helped by friends wishing to keep you “in the circle,” but family, on the other hand, will be more supportive. Family members might have minor quarrels at times but they’re easily overcome.
The ultimate point is that your hard work is producing results, and few can really object to that. The aspects altogether are good for personal goals, provided you don’t let outsiders guilt you into deviating from your course. True friends will understand your needs!
With such mental stimulation, it seems you’re charged like a battery, even when Jupiter leaves your sign on July 16. You may feel a bit abandoned for a while, and not want to talk, but you’ll have developed enough favor that people will trust your intuition in even the most confusing of crises!
What’s more, your charged confidence will exert itself once again, and come to a head toward the end of the summer. Keep your head up, and don’t let the smallest clues pass you by.
Because of this, you’re going to be faced with fresh, interesting new challenges that might require you to be on your toes more often. Friends may come to you with interesting puzzles for you to solve. Family may be looking to you for advice that will help a loved one out of a crisis.
If this sounds daunting, you will be glad to know that your inner strength and stamina will be up to the task. Also, your mental acuity will be able to cope with the smaller, more mundane stresses as if they weren’t even there. It could make you feel like a bit of a superhero, but even they have their limits. If you know when to pull back and allow yourself that precious “me” time, you should sail through 2014 with ease!
A friend or acquaintance will be amazed at what a treasure trove of helpful information you are. At first, you may be dismissive because you’ll have so much on your plate you can barely think about yourself! But in the end, this could well be a channel for a new network of friends or acquaintances, thus opening up a new world for you! This is one of those times when just being yourself will pay off a hundredfold.
Besides your personal advancement, this also means a time when your communication with others is more open and honest. And for you, getting to know your family and friends better is going to open different doors within you. With Uranus in Aries, you’ll be looking at your companions in a different and much more positive light!
On January 21, the Moon enters Libra and creates a trine with the Sun that helps to enhance your interpersonal skills. People who might have looked past you in previous years are now looking at you, and finding a valuable human being.
On one hand, this is going to increase your personal network. On the other hand, you could find that people who need your skills will be coming to you more often. While you definitely like to help now and again, you’re going to have to learn to say no occasionally if it severely interferes with your life.
The best part is that your physical stamina will be stronger toward the end of the year, especially on September 24, when the Sun meets the Moon in Libra. You’re going to need that level of endurance, because you might have a lot to do for a while.
Toward the end of the year, you’re going to be getting out and doing things – even in inclement weather – just because you’re feeling really good about life!
The level of familiarity you might have with friends, acquaintances, and neighbors might be equally unnerving and exhilarating. But don’t worry! You’ll be getting something out of it as well.
And with the Sun conjoining the Moon in Cancer, you’ll be able to retreat with no guilt when the outside world gets to be too much.
The important thing to remember is every bit of information you receive this year will helpful to you. Mostly this will involve how to handle or talk to difficult people, which will be worth a lot to you, both in your daily life and your career. Keep your eyes and ears open!
Some of your more personal goals may take a while to achieve, but the path to solving them is strewn with solutions to questions you’d lost hope in answering.
Your personal energy level may slide a little in periods here and there in the summer, but you’ve got enough going so that friends can carry you during those low points.
The good news is that you actually gain a burst of energy with the advent of fall. Jupiter will also be in Leo from July 16 onward, giving your stamina a boost.
It all comes to a pleasant crux on December 1 with a Grand Fire Trine involving the Sun, Moon, and Mercury granting you a calm sense of reason to process all the information you’ve received all through the year. If you had a grand question to ask, you’ll have your grand answer before the year is up.
With Jupiter in Cancer most of the year and opposing planets in your sign at every turn, you may find yourself knee deep in home maintenance. And this doesn’t just mean upkeep of your physical residence. It also means keeping family and romantic ties strong with a certain amount of effort. The “work” required will often be pleasant, but if you’ve ever wanted a reason to avoid laziness, this is it.
Adding to the momentum – particularly later in the year – is Jupiter’s position in Leo starting in mid-July. Not only are you getting your second wind, but at last the work-to-results ratio is skewing in the favor of results.
What those results may be could surprise you, but they’re worth the continued effort at the same time. You’ll be seeing progress in interpersonal relationships, status, and emotional balance.
But why stop when things are getting good? When Mars in Sagittarius trines Jupiter in Leo on October 8, even retrograde Mercury can’t slow you down!
The Sun in your sign squares Saturn in Scorpio on February 11, while the Moon in Cancer opposes Venus in Capricorn. As a result, you’re going to feel as if your logic is flying in the face of what others call logic, and yet you’re still going to feel justified in your actions. You may have to be cautious in what you do early in the year, but you’re not going to be happy just bowing to the wishes of people around you, either.
As the year progresses you’re going to gain more encouragement for the more offbeat solutions you provide. Your friends may be amazed when advice you give (and they were skeptical about) works. Thus, if there’s something you want to do (within reason) that may not fall within conventional wisdom, don’t dismiss it.
With Saturn leaving secretive Scorpio and entering flighty Sagittarius on December 23, your elevated intuition could eventually pay off more than you expect.
Then when Mercury goes retrograde and lands in Aquarius on February 12, a friend could come back and reciprocate your help in some manner. Take advantage of it. One good turn always deserves another, and for you, “another” could be beneficial for the rest of the year!
One thing to remember is to pace yourself. Some people might be trying to take advantage of your good nature. With Mars and Saturn both in Scorpio in August, someone might not even be too subtle about using you. Keep your distance as best as you can, even if the devious person in question is the friend of someone you care about.
You won’t be of much help to anyone, least of all yourself, if you burn your candle at both ends with no promise of additional illumination.