These astrological predictions for each zodiac sign for 2010 were written by my friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California.
Click here to read another post that includes Laurie’s comprehensive astrological forecast for 2011. Click here to read Laurie’s suggestions for keeping calm, centered and balanced during the turbulent times ahead.
Personally, I never had much of an appreciation for astrology and just didn’t care enough about the subject to investigate it further. Then two things happened.
First, I happened to read a chapter in a life-changing book that burned off the fog of ignorance and answered every question I had about astrology. It was written with clarity, precision, wit and wisdom, and I felt the subject come brilliantly alive for me as I read it. Click here to read that excerpt on astrology.
Second, I had an hour-long astrological reading with Laurie Baum today. We discussed every area I could think of: health, relationships, finances, lessons in need of learning, major life changes to come. Not only did she nail everything—and I mean everything—about me, but she provided very helpful insights that will help me navigate the years ahead with more confidence and authority. It was uncanny: everything she told me aligned perfectly with what my intuition had long been telling me; but she also went far beyond that point and gave me much to think about. This reading with Laurie gave me a much deeper appreciation of the value of astrology and a more profound respect for its power. Thank you, Laurie!
NOTE: After this post appeared, Alan, a very spiritually minded friend of mine, e-mailed me: “Given your glowing recommendations I just sent Laurie an email requesting a reading.” Three days later, Alan sent me this note: “I had a wonderful astrology reading experience with Laurie. She was able to deliver insightful information in a comprehensive and compassionate manner. I found it timely and useful on many levels so I thank you for introducing me to her.”
You, too, can benefit from Laurie’s wisdom. She writes a free astrological newsletter about how planetary alignments affect our lives on earth. Click here to e-mail Laurie to subscribe at no cost, or visit Laurie’s website and click on “Free Email Newsletter.”
Laurie is the author of A to Z Acrophonology: Discover the Power of the Letters in Your Name, Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign, Whispers from the Cosmos, Sacred Mysteries of Egypt, and Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium.
Laurie also offers counseling appointments by phone. She will answer your questions about major life decisions and talk with you about the reasons you have incarnated, the lessons you are here to learn, where you are on the wheel of karma, and the psychological developmental cycles you have been through and are going through. She will look at current influences on your health, finances, relationships, career, and any relocation plans that may be necessary. She also will look ahead with you at the next seven years of your life. A reading with Laurie can help you take the next step in your life. Sessions, which are available via landline phone or Skype (audio or video), are digitally recorded.
YOUR PERSONAL ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS
December 21, the Winter Solstice, is the shortest day of the year, when the earth is the farthest point away from the sun in its annual orbit around the brilliant star that provides light and energy to earth. The moment that the Winter Solstice begins—when Earth’s orbit crosses from the constellation of Sagittarius (autumn) to Capricorn (winter)—heralds the return of greater light to the earth as the days become longer and we begin to orbit more closely to the sun.
The angle at which sunlight reaches the earth makes a marked shift at each equinox and solstice, providing an opportunity for stronger meditation, contemplation and prayer. It is a law of physics that light is stronger when it bends, as it does at each equinox and solstice.
It is a spiritual time of year because, as Paramahansa Yogananda noted, the vibrations of Christ Consciousness are much stronger at this time of year and are available to those who tune in.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You are embarking upon an exhilarating period of your life with both lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus in Aries! Jupiter is in Aries from January 22 to June 4, 2011. Uranus is in Aries from March 11, 2011 to March 5, 2019! You will gain new insights and perspectives, meet new people and participate in group activities. You may meet some unusual people in the coming year or engage in unusual activity you may never have considered before. But all experiences you encounter will teach you about your own resources and potential. Your new discoveries you will change the course of your life in a positive way, bringing you into greater harmony with the world around you. You are a visionary and leader who is ready to manifest an innovative idea. Many others will be ready to follow your inspired ideas.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
You will bring to fruition plans that you initiated in the past—as long as twelve years ago—under the influence of lucky Jupiter in Taurus. Jupiter is in Taurus from June 4, 2011 to June 11, 2012. You will be ready for a fresh start under this positive celestial influence. You also are about to solve a problem in an ongoing relationship with someone in your family or at work. You will do this by recognizing a good quality in the other person that you also possess within yourself. From recognition of this character trait in yourself and the other person, each of you will be able to grow and more consciously express this quality. This will enhance each your ability to give more to the relationship. Business deals involving real estate, financial investments, precious metals, gems, jewelry and agricultural land will work in your favor after the second half of the year. The first half of the year should be used to complete outstanding projects so you are prepared to welcome the good fortune that is coming your way!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
A total eclipse of the Gemini moon on December 21, the day of the winter solstice, will bring you new acquaintances and experiences for the two weeks prior to and after the eclipse. The people you meet under this influence will have a deep impact upon you even if they do not linger in your life. As the new year of 2011 begins, prepare for dynamic action and the opportunity to move forward at a rapid rate under the influence of the conjunction of lucky Jupiter and change-oriented Uranus on January 4, 2011. This planetary line-up coincides with a powerful solar eclipse in Capricorn on the same day. These celestial influences will bring you a new financial opportunity and possibly bring to a close a relationship with someone you have known for almost twenty years. You will feel as if a new cycle is beginning. A new moon solar eclipse in Gemini on June 1, 2011 will support progress on your new plans. And a full moon lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 will bring a new person into your life who will help you make the changes you have been contemplating for as long as a year. Periods of relaxation come during Mercury retrogrades from December 10 to 30, 2010, March 30 to April 23, 2011, August 2 to 26, 2011 and November 24 to December 14, 2011.
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
A new moon solar eclipse on January 4, 2011, hours before a conjunction of lucky Jupiter and change-oriented Uranus in Aries, will leave you feeling exhilarated. Prepare yourself for a rush of activity and feeling. Tune into your needs if you feel a rush of emotion. Take a warm bath, talk with a close friend, write in a journal or meditate in a peaceful place. As a sensitive, emotional soul, you are most affected by the changes of the moon. Under a series of eclipses in 2011—January 4, June 1, June 15, July 1, November 24 and December 10—everyone’s feelings become magnified. Knowing that this is coming, postpone emotional decisions until the height of feeling has passed. Ask a Capricorn for practical advice if you feel you can’t make a clear choice. A new moon solar eclipse on June 1, 2011 will help you make contact with an old friend who you will see in a new light. A lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 will help you change direction on a work project. A new moon solar eclipse on July 1, 2011 will help you perceive another side of a situation you encountered earlier in the year. A solar eclipse on November 24, 2011 will help you enhance your dietary or health regime. A lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011 will bring you insight from your subconscious realm. Pay attention to your dreams.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
You will benefit from doing a reality check of your hopes and aspirations in 2011 as dreamy Neptune traverses your opposing sign of Aquarius until February 3, 2012. You deserve the best, but you experience disappointment when others’ needs compete with your own. Assess each situation in which your desires may be frustrated. Try to see each situation from another person’s point of view. Step back and give yourself time and space to see an alternative point of view. This will give you time to gently adjust your thinking. Karmic Saturn in the peaceful and equitable sign of Libra until October 5, 2012 will enable you to bring peace and harmony to your relationships. Lunar eclipses on December 21, 2010, June 15, 2011 and December 10, 2011 will give you the feeling of having the upper hand. Solar eclipses on January 4, June 1 and November 24, 2011 will subtly and gently change the direction of your life in a way that is important for your emotional growth. If you face important decisions within two weeks of one of the solar eclipses, postpone your decision until two weeks after the eclipse when you will have greater clarity.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Lucky Jupiter in your opposing sign of Pisces until January 22, 2011 and change-oriented Uranus in Pisces until March 11, 2011 will bring unexpected experiences and people into your normally routine life. It may be challenging to make sense of the unexpected encounters that may befall you, but these unusual events are gifts that will teach you to let go of expectations so you may see life from a more spontaneous perspective and perceive the beauty in the chaos that you normally avoid. Powerful Pluto in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn throughout the year will give you the energy to surmount any challenges you may face. A series of eclipses in 2011—on January 4, June 1, June 15, July 1, November 24 and December 10—will bring you new career opportunities. You also will enjoy making a home decoration change under these influences.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
You may feel as if you’re coming a bit unglued under the influence of lucky Jupiter and change-oriented Uranus in your opposing sign of Aries in 2011. People you encounter may behave in unexpected or erratic ways. Or you may experiment with something you never thought you would do, and this will leave you feeling like a changed person. Either way, there is a lot to learn in the process of exposure to new people and ideas. Saturn in Libra throughout the year will enable you to bring meaning to any chaotic experiences that may visit your normally steady life. Your life also is coming into karmic balance as Saturn in Libra brings rewards in areas where you have been overlooked and helps you repay debts that may be outstanding. Every experience will help you live your life on a higher and more fulfilling level. You will feel most attractive when Venus is in Libra from September 14 to October 8, 2011.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
The year 2011 begins with Venus, planet of love, completing a four-month journey through the Sign of the Scorpion. You will feel more attractive and many people will be attracted to you as the planet of love passes through your sign. You also will experience a period of relative calm, clarity and stability in your close relationships. The passage of lucky Jupiter into your opposing sign of Taurus from June 4, 2011 to June 11, 2012 will bring another wave of good fortune to your dealings with other souls. Your financial acumen and eye for good opportunities and bargains also will be strong in the second half of 2011. Another positive opportunity arises when Venus travels through Scorpio once again from October 8 to November 2, 2011.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, planet of luck, conjoins change-oriented Uranus in Pisces on January 4, 2011. This celestial transit will give you the impetus to take action on changes you have contemplated for as long as twelve years. Lucky Jupiter then moves into the compatible fire sign of Aries from January 22, 2011 to June 4, 2011. Under this planetary influence, you will be moved to take risks to express your most creative ideas. You may be impulsive, but you also will be successful if you still your mind before you make important decisions, tune into your intuition and follow guidance from your higher self or soul. Your focus will shift to finances and health later in the year under the influence of Jupiter in Taurus from June 4, 2011 to June 11, 2012. Make sure you are prepared to face important issues.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, will be in Libra until 2012, which will bring stability to your health, relationships and finances. In areas where you have worked and not received recognition, you will receive rewards in 2011. Where you have cut corners or ignored responsibilities, the universe will create circumstances that guide you toward making things right. Know that at this time, nothing unfair is happening to you. All events are moving you toward your highest good, despite any delays or detours you think you are experiencing. Have faith, pray and ask your higher self or soul for guidance. Pluto in Capricorn throughout the year will give you access to previously unknown resources within yourself. All of the answers you need are within you. You only need listen to the voice of your higher mind to see that the law of karma is bringing you to a higher level so you may become stronger and move forward from a firmer foundation. You are well positioned to forge ahead with confidence.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The conjunction of your planetary ruler, Uranus, with lucky Jupiter in Pisces on January 4, 2011 will bring you good fortune, particularly when you experiment with new and innovative ideas. Favor the new over the old during the first half of 2011, then return to tradition during the second half of the year due to the forward and backward motion of Uranus, the planet of change. Your financial picture may be erratic or unpredictable until Uranus moves into Aries on March 11, 2011, when you will be rewarded for your enterprising nature and for any endeavors that display your ability to anticipate and accommodate future trends. Pay attention to your intuition and follow your premonitions about what lies ahead. Old formulas and rules no longer apply. A series of eclipses on January 4, June 1, June 15, July 1, November 24 and December 10, 2011 will awaken you to the power of your subconscious mind and attract you to a new friend who will stir your creativity.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
A conjunction of lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus in Pisces, along with a solar eclipse on January 4, 2011, will spice up your life and bring unexpected revelations. Someone in your close circle of friends may behave in an uncharacteristic way, or you may be the one to exhibit “unusual” behavior. This is a time of rapid change. The universal message of the planetary alignments is that it is important to stay focused on what is really important—your connection to your soul, your heart and your spirituality—because these qualities remain changeless in the midst of any earthly disruptions you may experience. Develop your spiritual practice under this celestial influence to reap the greatest benefits in your daily life. As you transcend and see the bigger picture, the smaller details of life will take care of themselves.
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