Cautious expansion of your professional goals is a great way to advance your ambitions during the first half of the year. Jupiter, Astrology's planet of good fortune, occupies your 10th House of Career until July 16, providing you with optimistic visions of growth and faith in your ability to achieve them.
Patience could be a must until February, though, because your gracious ruling planet Venus is running in reverse until January 31. This retrograde period occurs in your 4th House of Roots, where it may require you to patch up relationships and tighten up finances before pushing ahead with big plans. However, making progress in your work life is unlikely to be consistent.
On the upswing
Aggressive Mars is in your sign from December 7, 2013 until July 25, 2014, which gives you a long period of drive and self-motivation. Yet this assertive planet is retrograde from March 1 until May 14, which might cause delays as you need time to attend to personal matters. It's also possible that you will have to double back to tie up loose ends or make adjustments in your methods with the planet of "go" stuck in reverse.
Fortunately, you should get the support of friends and colleagues when generous Jupiter in Leo begins a year-long transit of your team-oriented 11th House on July 16. Confident people increase your enthusiasm for projects, especially creative or idealistic ones. Total belief in the value of what you're doing provides you with the energy and imagination to take on a leadership position where you can inspire others to help you make professional magic happen.
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