Aries: Changes in career and lifestyle are already happening. As the year begins, your personal creative ventures are on hold. You may have already backed off of a romantic relationship for the present. You likely will choose to be still through the first quarter. If others are pressuring you for a commitment, they will get nowhere. During the month of April, you will be ready to decide whether the situation is worth the effort required to help it work. Be prepared for additional expenses in May. Through the summer you will be fatigued with waiting for changes and ready to launch forward. Think carefully because this might be premature by several months. The issue of relationship(s) becomes prominent again in September when there is considerable pressure from worldly circumstances manipulating the scene in your personal life. It may be most intense during June and July. Take particularly good care of your health during the last quarter of the year.
Taurus: Your perspective and philosophy are being pressured to grow, whether or not you wish it. Mercury turns retrograde in your sign in mid-April through May. It is better not to make long-lasting decisions during this period. Personal relationships may be challenging and a bit messy, with no clear sense of resolution until latter August. You may part from the situation, but then go back for another try later. In the last quarter of the year your ruling planet, Venus, will be retrograde. You could back out of relationships altogether or feel drawn to return to a former situation. The downside is that we tend to revert to outmoded relationship patterns when Venus is retrograde. The upside is that we have time to process and recognize what needs to be released. Your daily routine is being challenged. You are asked to diet, exercise and otherwise take care of your body.
Gemini: The year begins with your ruling planet, Mercury, retrograding in Capricorn. Issues concerning debt, insurance, inheritance or family resources are under pressure, yet it is difficult to conclude things until after the end of January. If you are of childbearing age, you may be pressured to make a difficult decision this year. In February you may experience a confrontation or even a departure related to siblings. Drive and handle tools carefully in February. Anything that happens in February related to Mars, the god of war, will resurface in June, September and December before the issue is resolved. It is possible that people and/or memories from your past will become a focus of attention during this period. Gemini's love travels and there are multiple times when you may choose to do so: early February, mid-March, early October, later October and late November. In December, Mercury once again retrogrades in Capricorn, as it did at the first of 2010.
Cancer: The theme of your life has been shifting to a focus on your partner(s) and your closest inner circle of friends and family. It is possible that you are moving toward developing a new partner-like relationship during this year, even if it is with the same person. You are always more sensitive and emotional during eclipse seasons, so it is best to be aware of them. There was an eclipse on Dec. 31, followed by its partner on Jan 15, 2010. Late April and early May could be a tough spot, especially for physical and emotional health. In late May someone crosses your path who helps you see the value of who you are. If you are available, this might be a new lover. Issues concerning home, hearth and family are prominent during the first quarter and again in August. Aging property or people must be tended. Changes related to partners may generate a metamorphosis in your overall life.
Leo: Mars, the ancient god of war, is retrograding in your sign through the first quarter of this year. The energy is similar to gunning the accelerator while your foot is on the brake. There are a lot of ideas in the air, but it is not yet time to drive forward. A shocking event related to a partner or associate in late January, early February, may convince you to use this time to do good things for your body. Decisions and resolutions to issues that began at the beginning of the year will conclude in May. There is some stress or confusion about the direction of a partner that continues through the year. Times that are particularly targeted include early February, May, August, and November. Throughout the year you will feel the need to improve your education and communications. The demand is fairly practical and urges you to attend to the matter with efficiency.
Virgo: Your ruling planet, Mercury, begins the year in retrograde. You will likely be reviewing and altering plans related to your children, a lover, or personally creative pursuits. You have spent the past three-year cycle working toward redefining who you want to become in the world. The next cycle, beginning now, will help you to restore your financial underpinnings. You may feel the need to take a job that is less than gratifying for awhile in order to refill the coffers. In mid-August through September, Mercury goes retrograde in your sign. You likely will reverse a decision or two and feel unable to move forward on major agendas. This is a time in which you should hold your tongue or use tact to the max. The time to say your piece or begin a new project is November. December ends the year for you with Mercury retrograding, once more in Capricorn. Some of the questions plaguing you at the beginning of the year will ask for more thought at the end of the year.