Sagittarius in 2011
Life expands in more than one area in 2011 as your patron planet Jupiter whips through two signs in the zodiac. Youâ€™ll enjoy the thrill of the chase from January to June, when the challenge of competition inspires you to set new goals for yourself. After June, take time to enjoy the moment as an earthy influence helps you focus on practicalities and the sensual side of life. With a dual focus, your naturally gregarious nature helps you enjoy current experiences for what they are, then, when they are done, easily move on to whatever is next.
The two areas of life Jupiter triggers this year include your creativity and children zone (discussed below) and your health, wellness and daily routines sector. From June 5, you can expect your everyday schedule to almost burst at the seams. Opportunities to do more â€” both at work and relating to your hobbies â€” keep you hopping from morning to night. Staying on top of physical and mental health is important, so as life gets busier, donâ€™t neglect your exercise and healthy eating rituals. Jupiter rules the liver and it pays to cut back on alcohol, sugar and fats while Jupiter transits the sixth house. Your only caution? Avoid the temptation to do it all! You are only one person. As amazing as some of the opportunities that come your way are now, youâ€™ll burn out trying to accept everything. Focus on the opportunities that best fit your â€œbig pictureâ€ priorities.
Love Goddess Venus romances your sign twice in 2011, from January 8 to February 5 and November 3 to 27. Venus helps you take a sweeter look at yourself, accepting your beauty in its uniqueness and helping improve your sense of self worth. As you get into the groove of loving who you are, it becomes easier to improve the quality of romantic relationships. Venus in your sign highlights the way you look and how you interact with others. Shopping and beauty experiences are hard to resist now, so treat yourself to a bit of pampering.
Communication planet Mercury has an extended stay in your sign this year and, from November 3 to January 8, 2012, youâ€™re more curious than ever. Mercury creates mental buzz and you could find quieting your mind tricky through this time. Journal writing or extra time talking to mates helps you process the many thoughts and ideas whirring through your mind under Mercuryâ€™s stretched-out influence. While in your sign, Mercury retrogrades (moves backwards) from November 24 to December 14.
While the pressure may be on to finalise decisions and plans then, especially regarding relationships and career, it pays to slow down and take your time. Extra research is needed as things arenâ€™t quite what they seem. You may experience foot-in-mouth disease or find others misunderstand your true intentions. Be prepared to repeat important conversations. Mercury retrograde is perfect for revising plans and rethinking choices. Once the retrograde is over, from mid-December, youâ€™ll have all the facts you need to make fully informed decisions.
Creativity + children
Your creativity and children zone, the fifth house, is one of your most energised in 2011. Both expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus trigger this space, bringing bold changes and a few surprises to these areas of life.
Jupiter shows up first and, through the period from January 22 to June 5, creative projects, relaxing and time with children become your top priorities. Jupiterâ€™s influence is to expand, helping you devote more time, energy and resources to these activities. This once-in-12-years cycle helps you finally focus on those hobbies and outlets in which youâ€™ve long been interested. Essentially, the fifth house is about playtime and reconnecting with your inner child. Under Jupiterâ€™s touch, unwinding and having fun are what youâ€™ll want to do most through the first half of 2011. Opportunities regarding children are everywhere as Jupiter gives you luck when dealing with the younger people in your world.
Uranus enters your fifth house on March 13 for a seven-year stay. Uranus triggers always bring a rollercoaster ride, so be prepared for spontaneity where romance, creativity, playfulness and children are concerned. As one of the major planets, Uranusâ€™s entry into your fifth house kick-starts a new chapter of life, where having fun and expressing your unique individuality become priorities. As Uranus is sporadic rather than settled, donâ€™t be overly rigid in your plans around or dealings with children. Try to go with the flow and enjoy the adventure. Creatively, Uranus brings to the surface unconventional passions that are a perfect reflection of your authentic self.
The following dates acts as energy flashpoints regarding experiences with creativity and children: March 21, April 17 and 23, June 27 and 28 and September 23 and 24.
Serious Saturn energises your friendship zone all year, helping you continue the social pruning you began in 2010. You are growing up and getting a better handle on the kind of people with whom you want to associate. As you cast a mature eye over your friendships, social networks and community involvements, you get very clear on those with whom you share an authentic connection and those with whom your connection is actually quite superficial. Like a gardener pruning rose bushes for winter, your personal A-list of friends and associates shrinks in 2011. This way, you have more time for those with whom you share genuine friendship. In group or community settings, you may be asked to take on the role of group leader or organiser. Others respect your wisdom and experience; but just because an offer appears doesnâ€™t mean you should take it. At all times, be practical about committing time and energy to social, group or friendship events.
Venus joins Saturn from September 16 to October 10 and this is likely to be your sweetest period socially and with close mates all year. Quality time with your best friends boosts your spirits now. Venus makes you generous and warm-hearted with those who share your dreams and wishes for the future. Artsy events and group get-togethers are a fun way to reconnect with those you havenâ€™t seen in a while. Key dates where friendship priorities matter most include September 30 and October 14 and 17.
The second part of your year has more travel triggers, showing your desire for adventure grows the further you get into 2011.
Under the Sunâ€™s influence from July 24 to August 24, youâ€™ll want to splurge on luxury travel. Youâ€™ll also find your natural teaching skills come to the fore as you get bold about sharing your experiences with those around you. Treat yourself to the best travel experience you can afford for maximum enjoyment then.
Planet of organising, Mercury, has a retrograde in your travel zone from August 9 to 25. If youâ€™re on the road through this time, plan for delays and bring back-up copies of important documents. This is actually a great time to get away, as a fresh physical location helps you open your mind to consider alternative possibilities for your life. Just do as much of your travel planning as possible in advance and be sure to pack a flexible attitude.
Active Mars puts outdoor travel on the itinerary from September 20 to November 12. This once-in-two-years trigger helps you take a stand about doing what you want while travelling. Marsâ€™ energy is perfect for getting off the beaten track, so if you can, plan camping or trekking adventures, such as walking the Camino in Spain, now. Youâ€™re keen to combine travel with physical challenges. Mars also gives you added get-up-and-go for travel of the mind through study and teaching. Use Marsâ€™ energy to kick-start a study program or finally get around to teaching that workshop youâ€™ve always dreamed about.
Power planet Pluto continues to offer profound transformation around money. Part of this process involves getting deeply in touch with your personal worth â€” as you develop healthier self-esteem, youâ€™ll notice an improvement in your financial position. Pluto is about power and control, and under his influence you get clarity around where youâ€™ve given away financial power. With confident Mars joining Pluto in your money zone as 2011 starts, youâ€™re cosmically supported in taking a stand to get what you deserve â€” and what youâ€™re worth â€” this year.
The period from December 7, 2010, to January 16, 2011, is an ideal period in which to proactively address money matters. Take action and set up meetings with your boss or advisor â€” anyone who has an impact on how money comes into your life and what happens to it once it does. This is also a great time to get a handle on your own spending triggers and take steps towards mastering them. Key dates for taking control consciously around money include January 18, February 10 and December 2 and 31.
Home + family
Mars helps you Get Things Done, at home and with family, from February 24 to April 3. Youâ€™ve got energy to burn on the domestic front now, so tackle outstanding DIY jobs and proactively deal with any tension in your family. If youâ€™ve been thinking about moving, Mars helps you finalise your decisions and start looking.
Soulful Neptune makes a temporary visit to your home and family space from April 5 to August 5, helping you tune in to your gut instincts and go with the flow. Youâ€™re naturally adaptable when it comes to your domestic life and this only adds to your experience of family time in 2011. Options may seem unclear if youâ€™re making major decisions about living arrangements through this period.
Neptuneâ€™s realm is that of the intuitive dream world, so trusting your feelings will be important. Donâ€™t be shy about letting go of existing dynamics at home or with family â€” Neptuneâ€™s influence helps wash away the status quo, giving you the chance to daydream your way to more inspiring living situations. You may be called to make personal sacrifices to support family members, which could mean changing your goals in this area of life.
Cheeky Mercury brings a light-hearted love vibe from June 3 to 17. Your preference is for a talkative, curious partner and through this period you may well feel like youâ€™ve met your perfect match. Talks, events, movies and books all create great discussion in your closest partnerships now. The little details you normally donâ€™t bother sharing help bring you closer to the people who matter.
Venus adds luck in love and brings affectionate encounters between June 10 and July 5. With the love goddess herself blessing partnerships through this time, youâ€™ll be generous with loved ones. Finding common ground with significant others gets easier as youâ€™re more prepared than usual to compromise. Teamwork is the key to happiness in relationships now, both personally and at work.
Passion planet Mars fires up your heart from June 22 to August 4. Through this period youâ€™re proactive about creating relationship progress, regardless of your romantic status. Significant others follow your lead where partnership decisions are concerned, in personal and professional settings. If youâ€™re attached, this is a great period in which to rekindle the spark. Sharing passions outside the bedroom is a great way to boost the heat at home. If youâ€™re single through this time, Mars gives you confidence to take romantic risks.
Your spiritual side demands more of your attention from October 10 to November 22. You become increasingly aware of the role intuition and instinct play in your everyday life through this period. Meditation and taking time to listen to your gut provide you with extra insight into lifeâ€™s dramas then. Energy levels are likely to be low as energetic awareness grows. Scale back work, family and relationship commitments now â€” the most important thing for you through this period is to have a place to escape the daily grind. Mystery religions and intensely transformational forms of spirituality appeal most to you.
If youâ€™ve been looking for time to devote to exploring the mysteries of life, you have Mercury, Venus and the Sun supporting you through October and November. Mercury supports making work a path of divine devotion from October 14 to November 3. Venus helps you make nurturing your spirituality a daily practice from October 10 to November 3. The Sun supports you in taking inspiring trips and/or uplifting courses from October 24 to November 22. Whether you do one, all or a couple, taking time to reconnect with the magic of life through this period helps reinspire you for the year ahead.
The following section gives you specific information regarding this yearâ€™s planetary cycles and how they may affect you.
If you are born November 23 to 27, innovative Uranus makes a supportive trine to your Sun. This offers you a taste of freedom and the desire for more independence. Emerging philosophies about individuality help you explore authenticity in life rather than sticking with the conventional path others follow.
If you are born December 19 to 22, unconventional Uranus makes a challenging square to your Sun. Make a break for freedom and liberate your spirit from people and situations that limit you. Personal space becomes increasingly important as you seek to recreate your identity to better honour your true self. Alternative rather than traditional options appeal. Give yourself permission to follow your own path.
Also for those born December 19 to 22, spiritual Neptune makes a supportive sextile to your Sun. This aspect nudges your consciousness, arousing your curiosity about all things spiritual and creative. Exploring your softer side is hard to ignore as music and the esoteric grab your interest.