Astrology forecast for Dec. 30-Jan. 12



By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

A volatile clash between angry Mars and erratic Uranus can make for some nasty traveling on Dec. 30-31, so drive with eyes wide open during the New Year’s holiday. Uncovering secrets and healing stubborn relationship issues are on the agenda when Mercury and Venus rendezvous with therapeutic Pluto on Jan. 3-4. Mercury and Venus both transit into goal-oriented Capricorn on the 9th, giving a dose of (much needed?) discipline to New Year’s resolutions. And speaking of personal goals, the New Moon on the 10th heralds a new cycle-the true start of 2005-and the best time to begin that low-carb diet, jump-start a new business (or relationship) or renew your connection with Spirit.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A hasty decision could instigate a legal hassle around the 30th. Education may provide an opportunity through early January. And your career enters a new cycle after the new moon, when communications and friendly connections open doors.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Romance and communications mix nicely for some intense intimacy through early January. Afterward, the new moon and multiple Capricorn planets encourage you to take practical steps toward your material, emotional and spiritual aspirations.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Some revealing communications can transform your romantic relationship-or initiate one. The new moon and multiple Capricorn planets boost your finances and may plant an investor on your doorstep.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The new moon brings a fresh start to your relationship. If unattached, multiple Capricorn planets may send a serious romance your way in January. Communicating clearly is vital to having a successful relationship.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re still on a hot streak, romantically speaking, through early January, except for a discordant note around Dec. 30. The new moon emphasizes getting healthy for the New Year and encourages helping those in need.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

An honest heart-to-heart talk can transform your relationship with a family member around Jan. 3. Romance skyrockets after the new moon, when communications and love combine to make for some lively interactions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A romantic trip around Jan. 3 can prove satisfying, but expect some intensity. Beautifying your home environment and pleasant family activities energize you after the new moon and through the end of January.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

If you communicate your intentions, a financial opportunity may appear through a personal contact around Jan. 3. Communications are especially vital to your success after the new moon. Travel is also highlighted.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Romance is especially energized until Jan. 9, when your focus turns to increasing your finances. Spending could get out of control around the 8th. The new moon also emphasizes moneymaking opportunities.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The new moon in your sign ushers in a new personal cycle, so visualize your goals and go for your dreams. Venus and Mercury in your sign as well, after the 9th, provide romance and beneficial business contacts.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Mixing friendship and finances around the 30th could prove detrimental to your relationship. The new moon and multiple Capricorn planets enhance your intuition and encourage a review of the past.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Use your creative power and clear communications to enhance your career around the 3rd. The new moon and multiple Capricorn planets energize activities with friends and encourage you to contribute to your community.