January/February 2008 Astrology Forecast
While a basic theme for 2007 was finishing things up, 2008 is a year to move in new directions, bringing you closer to living on purpose. As three planets move from fire to earth signs, you'll have the astrological alchemy to reach your goals.
In late January Pluto enters Capricorn, indicating areas of your life that will be transformed as you move toward living with greater purpose. In mid-December,Jupiter also entered Capricorn, which offers awareness of the essential truths needed for this shift. Saturn entered Virgo in September 2007, giving you practical keys to create change in your everyday life. Mars is a strong catalyst in January and February to start the year off with enthusiasm.
Aries (March 21 - April 20)
You are entering a powerful phase that calls you to greater responsibility in your career as Pluto begins its transformative energies. Jupiter brings awareness to your higher purpose by seeing how your actions are a reflection of your ethics. Keys from Saturn: get your daily life and health regimes in optimal order. Mars reminds you to pay extra attention to all communications.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
Seeking higher knowledge from workshops, books, education or a wise elder is your arena for Pluto's transformation. Jupiter entices you to follow your enthusiasm, leading to your life purpose. You, more than most, know that genuine, lasting change takes time. Embracing slow, steady growth and change is your Saturn key. Mars prompts you to remember your values.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Activating your purpose through radical inquiry is how Pluto impacts you as it enters your solar eighth house. Jupiter piques your natural curiosity in seeking truths hidden in ancient mysteries (hint: follow the cosmic bread crumbs). Saturn says home is your place of meaning. The key is in seeking your true universal home. The year begins with lots of activity as Mars stays in your sign until March.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
Relationship is where Pluto seeks your personal transformation, giving clues to living a more purposeful life. See how others are a reflection of this. Jupiter offers insights through your closest associations. Saturn does some major mental house cleaning as you let go of old thoughts and negativity, showing that common sense goes a long way now. Mars brings you clarity from the past.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Pluto in your solar sixth house forges a deeper connection to your natural rhythms and cycles, making it clear that changes to your daily regimes and life patterns are critical to living on purpose. Jupiter offers help by making that exercise class or new health regime actually seem like fun. Saturn asks that you get your finances in order to create a simpler, less stressful life. Mars brings you a little help from your friends.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Pluto stimulates your creativity but don't be surprised if you feel challenged as you express yourself in new ways. Jupiter is your muse, making sure you find joy during this creative and dynamic year. Saturn in your sign brings completions in some areas and beginnings in others as you feel the cycle of life turning all around you. Focus and hard work really pay off by year's end. Mars activates your career.
Libra (September 23 - October 23)
Home, family and your basic foundation are where Pluto brings you transformation and deep healing. Jupiter's insights come through learning more about your roots and the generations that came before you. Saturn helps you to find peace, meaning and a sense of purpose through simplicity in your spiritual practice and life. Mars puts you on a search for truth early in the year.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
Pluto ushers in a time of radical departure from your previous attitudes and ways of thinking. Open-mindedness is a must now. Jupiter offers up lots of interesting and stimulating conversations. Saturn brings comfort, a sense of belonging and stability from a few close, long-time friends as you journey into new mental territory. Mars activates your natural transformative ways early in the year.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
You may be feeling some relief as Pluto leaves your sign (it entered late in 1995) and now enters your solar second house, where a transformation of your values and purpose is almost inevitable. As you open to these new insights, Jupiter brings financial security as a result of renewed self worth. Saturn brings recognition and reward, yet also additional responsibilities throughout the year. Mars brings help, but also possibly conflict from others.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)
2008 is the beginning of a major new life cycle as Pluto enters your sign and ignites an internal fire that burns away old patterns and life styles that have kept you from your true soul-intended purpose. Key: it's quite likely that your Sagittarian friends have some valid info for you, as they have been living with Pluto for years. Jupiter brings optimism just when you need it most. Saturn helps you to focus as you seek higher truth. Mars ushers in dynamic and productive health regimes.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)
Your spiritual life deepens as Pluto enters your solar 12th house, bringing about a major transformation. Jupiter says surrender to the path being laid before you, as your true purpose is revealed. Also Saturn is in Pluto's home (the eighth house), which provides you with both the perseverance and resources needed for the journey. All combined, transformation in all areas is at hand. Mars ignites your creative process.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pluto entering your solar 11th house brings friends and community into your circle of transformation, as they help to revitalize the vision for your life. Jupiter brings renewed hope and clarity as you explore your purpose. Saturn influences your personal relationships as some complete while others continue and deepen - use maturity, experience and wisdom to guide your choices. Mars brings interesting developments on the home front.
Elizabeth Jones of Mt. Shasta has been a practicing astrologer since 1984. Visit www.starpathways.com for a longer version of this article with additional information for each sign, plus AstroCurrents™, a monthly astrological column. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-926-1999.