By EUGENIA LAST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps a change of philosophy or a different geographical location. Set new goals on the 2nd and consider what you must do to turn your dreams into reality. Don’t let anyone discourage you on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. You may feel daunted by what’s being done or said regarding your work, but bigger and better opportunities are heading your way. Don’t limit your chances by being reclusive. Now is the time to get out and discover new people, places and skills. You need a break on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Pampering, buying something that will lift your spirits or getting together with someone you think is special will help to inspire and motivate you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Reevaluate your current lifestyle and what you accomplished last year on the 2nd and you will come up with some sound ideas that will make 2011 that much better. Consider signing up for a course on the 3rd, 4th and 5th or look into taking a vacation/business trip that will enable you to research areas in which you might want to live and which can also offer you better job opportunities. Your philosophy, beliefs or way of life will change with the decision you make now. Don’t feel trapped on the 6th, 7th and 8th by emotional insecurities or manipulation that someone uses in order to get you to stay put. It’s time for you to make a move that will help push you in a positive direction.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll face indulgence and emotional upset on the 2nd if you let someone get away with treating you poorly. Expect someone to pull out of a deal or plans you made at the last minute. Don’t get angry; carry on with your plans. Limit your spending and set a strict budget for the New Year on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. The more responsible you are, the better you will feel about your future and obtaining the goals you set. Emotional confusion revolving around someone you work with can cost you your job if you aren’t careful. Volunteer your time on the 6th, 7th and 8th to a group or organization you feel indebted to or whose work you believe is important.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Reevaluate your personal and professional relationships on the 2nd and determine whom you should and shouldn’t keep in your life this year. It’s time to get rid of dead weight that stands in the way of your advancement. Discuss your decisions and intentions for the New Year on the 3rd, 4th and 5th with the people you want to include in your plans. Once you know who wants to be involved and who doesn’t, you will be able to start the ball rolling. There is no time to waste if you want to make progress. Don’t learn a lesson the hard way on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Listen to what’s being said so you don’t make a mistake that will cost you emotionally, financially or personally.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of your own personal needs on the 2nd. Return items you have decided not to keep or plan to meet a dear friend for lunch. Today is about you and what will make you happy. A change in plans on the 3rd, 4th and 5th may lead you in a new direction. You can pick up new skills or information that will help you get ahead at work or assist you in getting a new job. Don’t limit your chance of advancing because you don’t have the requirements. Don’t take someone’s word on the 6th, 7th and 8th when it comes to investments. You are better off putting your money in a safe place and foregoing any type of fast-cash scheme. Don’t lend or borrow money or possessions.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make plans to do things that you find motivating on the 2nd. Attending an event or starting a new regime that will help you get back in shape after all the festive indulgences will help you get the year off to a good start. You can make some changes at home on the 3rd, 4th and 5th that will help you raise your assets or that will be conducive to starting a small business on the side, in order to pull in greater revenue. Someone you least expect will want to be a part of your plans. Feeling responsible for someone on the 6th, 7th and 8th may limit what you can and cannot accomplish. Try to include whoever is standing in your way and you will probably make greater progress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Go out with friends or get together with neighbours on the 2nd. Idle time will be the enemy and can lead to a dispute with someone you live with if you stick around home. Don’t allow anyone to guilt you into doing something you don’t want to do. You really need to get a head start regarding your professional goals on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. Be prepared to counteract someone trying to make you look bad. Use your creative imagination and add extra detail to your work that will separate you from the competition. Plan to socialize with people who stimulate your creativity on the 6th, 7th and 8th and you will come up with an idea that turns out to be quite lucrative.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get together with people you find unusual on the 2nd and they will spark an idea that will help you find a unique twist to one of the projects you left undone. Something you learned in the past may need updating on the 3rd, 4th and 5th if you want to be able to utilize the knowledge for something that you are being asked to do now. It won’t take long for you to implement the changes and make headway. Love and romance are in the stars and a little celebration with someone you consider quite special should be planned. Emotional confusion may set in on the 6th, 7th and 8th if someone isn’t speaking openly and honestly with you. Ask specific questions so you can move on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional ups and downs will throw you for a loop on the 2nd. Don’t get into silly arguments and avoid anyone who is acting erratic. You need to chill out and relax, not complicate your life. Flush out any interesting ideas you come up with on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. The chance to turn something that grabs your attention into a part time business may be possible, but moderation and starting small will be necessary if you want long-term success. You will find out secret information about someone on the 6th, 7th and 8th that is likely to change your mind about that person. Make sure the information you are given is fact before you make a decision you cannot reverse.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s a New Year and a time to look at your past, present and future. You can make some very important decisions on the 2nd that will shape the year ahead. Don’t let an incident or someone from your past stand in your way. Your charm, know-how and go-getter attitude will do wonders for you professionally on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. Line up meetings, interviews or anything else that will help you get ahead and start the ball rolling. Coming out of the gate fast will take everyone by surprise, giving you an edge. Being unpredictable on the 6th, 7th and 8th will send a message to anyone who wants to mess with you. You are in the game of life to take on challenges and win.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do your due diligence on the 2nd and you will formulate a plan that is sure to help you increase your income. Use your ingenuity and take a look at ways you can invest in your skills, talent and expertise. Take a closer look at what you have to work with on the 3rd, 4th and 5th and discuss your plans with someone who can give you the answers you are looking for, as well as the support you need to get your plan up and running. Take it easy on the 6th, 7th and 8th and avoid anyone who is being overindulgent, overreacting or overspending. You need to be moderate if you don’t want to lose something valuable. Don’t trust anyone making unreal promises or asking for money.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a short trip to visit a friend on the 2nd or touch base with someone you miss and want to reconnect with. Romance is highlighted and special plans for two will turn out to be quite entertaining. You may want to consider relocating on the 3rd, 4th and 5th if it will help you get ahead professionally – either through an educational pursuit or a job posting that interests you. Someone you have helped in the past will do you a favour now. Take care of your needs on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Look at your lifestyle and determine what you need to do in order to lessen your stress and make your life more enjoyable. Don’t waffle when you know in your heart what you must do.