Aries The Ram (March 20-April 19):
Your inner self is screaming for "freedom!" but everywhere you turn there seem to be stop signs. If it isn't relationships, then it is the authorities or the rules. Every minimum wrongdoing is punishable and mercy is not to be found. There will be a breakthrough in June. Get ready.
For All Signs: Jupiter is parallel Chiron, the principal of the wounded healer. Chiron was the first centaur in the pantheon, half man, half horse. He was unacceptable at birth, being neither humanoid nor fully horse. He represents a blended creature, one with the practical instincts of an animal, but the ability to reason and feel as a human. He was discovered in 1977 and now is thought to represent the onset (1960s-'70s) of what many call the "new age." As Jupiter has crossed Chiron throughout 2009, many more of us are waking up to the recognition that we must choose change from users of this planet to healers in all respect. The many crossings of these two planets since the beginning of 2009 are symbols of our wake-up call.
Taurus: A bit of R&R is in order. You are in need of some time for introspection and reflection. Although the Bulls are fond of people activities, now is a good time for a relative withdrawal into the quiet. This energy lasts until Feb. 10.
Gemini: You are one who loves to gather information and data. Right now it seems you have to work harder than normal to find the answers to questions. This is a stimulating time in which answers just seem to bring more questions, especially if you are in the field of education.
Cancer: Internal conflict continues, though this need not be taken too seriously. At present your rational mind tells you one set of facts while the heart/instincts are in another camp altogether. A conflict of this type will be resolved in a creative way.
Leo: Issues among people in the workplace may be prominent now. This is the time to seek out win-win solutions for anyone involved. If you have been focused on a physical self-improvement program in recent months, now is the time for display of the outcome.
Virgo: Your mind is flying with thoughts, details, questions and answers. You want to discuss them, but you definitely do not want someone else to solve your concerns. You seek the balance of a counterpart, one who may debate things without becoming emotional about it.
Libra: In the past year you have been dealt a major dose of reality concerning where and from whom you came. Although some shock may have occurred, it will serve to help you really hone in on who you have become. Scratch way below the surface and you find your true boundaries.
Scorpio: You made a significant change in the past winter. At this time the consequences of such change is apparent in your primary relationships, for good or ill. Issues concerning siblings, neighbors, and/or roommates are in turmoil.
Sagittarius: If ever there were a time to heal wounds from your early history, this is it. See a trusted friend or a counselor if you are troubled. On the other hand, you might be the counselor/teacher to others. The healing forces are within and around you now.
Capricorn: You have arrived at another turning point, following the decisions of last winter. In the larger cycle it is important that you choose whether you want to push forward, moving into a position of Old Master or be done with it and declare your freedom.
Aquarius: This is a peace-loving week for you. You may enjoy your own path at this time and share with others if you so choose. Consider the story of Chiron in the lead paragraph and you will find the blended creature within yourself.
Pisces: Although you often believe yourself invisible, at this time it is truly clear that you are not. People are coming forward to tell you what your presence and spirit have meant to them. Others seek your counsel.
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