Friday, Dec. 31: The morning is deep and sweet as the moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. Hidden feelings surface, but those winds can change direction. It’s an introverted afternoon. Enthusiasm builds as the moon enters Sagittarius tonight; walk under the stars or dance the night away. Saturday, Jan. 1: Get moving; a grumpy early morning can leave us irritable with other people’s timetables. The afternoon is low-key. Don’t push people about future plans. Be present and build connections. Sunday, Jan. 2: Dream together. Pace efforts and choose what to take on the next leg of the journey — it’s easy to leave objects, people, and bad memories behind as the sun semisquares Neptune. Travel safely and stay alert for changing weather. Monday, Jan. 3: Some tough realities hit this afternoon. We may feel a loss but need not feel lost; any move in the right direction helps. Take stock of who is on the same team; personal connections will help work tomorrow. Listen to your dreams tonight. Tuesday, Jan. 4: Our feelings may be confused, but our practical side clears up as Venus squares Neptune just before the new moon in Capricorn. Moody depression can bring up our control issues. Practical changes are possible this afternoon. Thursday, Jan. 6: This is a political day; gather support and share ideas. A certain emotional detachment and ruthlessness surround friendliness. On this eve of 2011, change rumbles beneath us, swelling up from every crack in the culture and through every choice we make. We can resist and feel torn by its tremors or roll with the waves, setting our sails toward personal and cultural evolution.
As the year begins, the stars want us to become conscious — to look for the hidden reasons underlying our own actions and those of our dear ones and the people making major political decisions.
We can’t predict the direction of the change with so many wild cards in play, but we can guide it. Each day, we need to hold on to our vision for ourselves and our world. This slow cultural earthquake began in 2008 as structural, solid Saturn opposed change-master Uranus, deepened last year as Saturn squared transformative Pluto, and intensifies now as Uranus squares Pluto through 2014.
Mercury turned direct on Dec. 30, so we begin the New Year able to look ahead. Next week, our plans pick up speed, but right now, let’s take a deep breath and walk into the New Year healthy, connected, and centered. There’s no point in pushing any agenda, though some people will try. Mars and the sun now in Capricorn can loan us a managerial, manipulative edge, which can be helpful to make dreams come true but can also spill over into ambitious maneuvering.
The weekend begins quiet and deep and then builds up sparkle for a high-energy late night New Year’s Eve under an active, ecstatic Sagittarius moon. Rest and recenter yourselves over an aimless but inspired weekend. Monday, get up to date and clear the decks for a busy week. Tuesday, step forward into to the New Year’s work. Launch the future now. Wednesday, Jan. 5: Decisions made yesterday need refining as Jupiter conjuncts Uranus. It’s a good day to buy high-tech gadgets or find ingenious conclusions by experimenting. Modify and adjust plans this afternoon. The evening feels collaborative.