What does the new year have in store for you? Our resident astrologer Michele Finey has all the insights.


A great deal is happening on the domestic front with visitors, renovations or other activities plus the work schedule will be in full swing too. With so much going on and Mars still in retrograde motion, you would be wise to pace yourself. Be patient; you have time on your side.


Venus aligns with the Sun and Moon mid month and life cannot get any better than this! You have the Midas touch and your love life and creative projects are flourishing. Venus will soon become the evening star, so plans are maturing and you will reap the benefits.


Mercury has been retrograde since before Christmas, but turns direct at the first New Moon of the year. If you have not had a chance have a holiday, now is the time to get away if you can. By the 18th the pace quickens again and your career gets a boost. With Jupiter’s help, you’ll be aiming high.


The New Year kicks off with a surprise or two. You may even be swept up into a wonderful romantic adventure. As you know, communication plays an important role in relationships, yet there is the possibility of misunderstandings, particularly in the early stages. All will become clear later in the month.


The focus this month is on relationships. As often happens at this time of year, others might throw you a curve ball or two. The difference now is you realise you might have to back down in order to create a win-win situation. Meanwhile, ensure you read the fine print in any contracts you sign.


Mercury resumes direct motion on the 15th and from here on in, you are in your element. Though you may have felt nervous about new directions, everything will work to your advantage. Jupiter’s transition into Pisces aids personal and professional contacts. Others will notice you and invitations will follow.


Saturn turns retrograde in your sign mid month which signals a time to pause and reflect. There are a number of tasks ahead of you, but before you make a start, sit down and work out a schedule and long term plan. You can move mountains this year, but first you need a map of the terrain and the right tools.


Mars is stalling and maybe your career is too. Perhaps there is a power struggle or political issue to contend with. On the one hand, you are in a powerful position and feel you should stand your ground, and yet this may end up being a hollow victory. Listen to your gut instinct and wait for the tide to turn.


Jupiter shifts into Pisces this month so you may find it hard to settle into your new environment. So much has been in flux that this is probably just a delayed reaction to all the changes you have undergone. Take a deep breath and relax. These winds of change are exactly the fresh air you have been seeking.


Saturn changes direction this month and so may you. You might discover that you can go no further in your present direction and some adjustments or changes may be needed before progress can resume. The New Moon aligns your heart and mind and brings a new creative surge.


Jupiter moves into your money zone this month so more income and resources will come your way. Meanwhile, Mars is spicing up your sex life, but perhaps causing a little friction and relationship tension too. Very soon you will find a way to balance your need for independence with your partner’s needs.


Hallelujah! Jupiter arrives in your sign on the 18th boosting confidence and optimism. The best opportunities are those we create ourselves, and this has probably never been truer for you. Between now and June you will be inspired and energised with a creative surge.

Michele Finey is the author of “Secrets of the Zodiac: An In-Depth Guide To Your Talents, Challenges, Personality and Potential” which was recently published by Allen and Unwin. She can be contacted via her website at www.celestialinsight.com.au

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