Astrology forecast for Jan. 2-15



    By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

    The New Moon on Jan. 2 heralds a bright start to the New Year, promoting the birth of something new in whatever area of your chart the lunation influences. Just prepare for relationship awakenings/shakeups from the Venus-Uranus clash on the 3rd. Then, Mars enters the fray with Uranus around the 11th, inciting rash behavior and blasting you out of your rut, if you’re currently in one.

    The Sun dances with Mercury on Jan. 11, promoting mental creativity and clarity. However, Mercury is retrograde from Jan. 3 until Jan. 22, so watch out for communication snafus and avoid signing agreements-unless you don’t mind revisions later on.

    If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    Temper, temper! Your Mars ruler butting heads with Uranus around the 11th is sure to heat you up, so chill out before taking action-or driving, for that matter. The New Moon initiates new career ideas and projects.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    Your Venus ruler takes a hit from Uranus around the 3rd, promoting changes in your personal life, so give up control and go with the flow. Venus entering freewheeling Sagittarius on the 7th helps. The New Moon reveals your future activities.

    Gemini (May 21-June 21)

    Your Mercury ruler intertwined with the Sun around the 11th offers you bright ideas in the financial arena, while retrograde Mercury urges you to review your past. The New Moon boosts your sexuality and desire for intimacy.

    Cancer (June 22-July 22)

    A fresh start in a personal or professional relationship is assured with the New Moon. Communications with partners are emphasized with the combined Sun-Mercury influence on the 11th, while retrograde Mercury brings up past issues.

    Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

    A bright idea about work is indicated around the 11th with your Sun ruler blending with Mercury. The New Moon says it’s time to work on your exercise program. Uranus shocks to Venus and Mars may rattle your homelife a bit.

    Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

    Love may be blossoming at the New Moon, so initiate a romantic moment with your partner-or prepare to meet someone new. Your Mercury ruler merging with the Sun around the 11th brings creative ideas and communications.

    Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

    A clash between your Venus ruler and erratic Uranus around the 3rd jolts you out of complacency and into a new relationship role. Or perhaps your partner instigates a change. The New Moon emphasizes your home life.

    Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

    Hotheaded Mars and peace-loving Venus, both in Scorpio and battling Uranus, assure your personal life won’t be dull. Just don’t do anything rash. The New Moon brings an important communication and possibly a trip.

    Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

    Romantic Venus entering your sign on the 7th energizes your love life, so take some time to play. The Capricorn New Moon, Sun and Mercury invigorate your finances, but retrograde Mercury may cause a revision in your plans.

    Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

    A new cycle in your personal life is indicated with the New Moon, so clear out what you no longer need. Communications shine during the Sun-Mercury combo around the 11th, but watch out for snafus during retrograde Mercury.

    Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

    Your Uranus ruler battling Venus and Mars rattles your personal life and career, instigating rash decisions and impulses. Spirituality is highlighted during the New Moon, so take some quiet time to get “in tune.”

    Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

    A hidden desire for a change in your love life comes to the fore, with surprising results. Creativity is also highlighted. The New Moon urges you to seek out new friendships and take on a cause that’s close to your heart.