January 2012 Sagittarius Career Horoscope

Turn bright ideas into reality

Start the year on a cautious note. The Sun is in conservative Capricorn and your 2nd House of Resources, signaling the importance of valuing your time, energy and money and carefully measuring how you apply them. Financial discipline is not your idea of fun, but any serious expenses should be reviewed in detail before signing on the dotted line.

Seeking employment in a speculative situation is also dicey with the solar transit in Capricorn until January 20. Yet with artistic Venus in brilliant Aquarius and your 3rd House of Information, it's natural to be attracted to unconventional ideas. It's certainly fine to consider them, but wait until the clear consciousness of the Sun moves into this part of your chart on January 20 before getting serious about them. That's when you will be able to connect concepts with execution and can evaluate whether you can turn bright ideas into reality.

Still, there is some risk of over-expansion in the latter part of January. Your hopeful ruling planet Jupiter forms a stressful 90-degree square with the Sun on January 21, which can produce over-optimism. Discerning Mercury's square with Jupiter on January 28 continues the pattern -- one that makes it tempting to exaggerate or make promises that are hard to keep.

Enthusiasm, of course, is one of your best assets, so it's not desirable to snuff it out. Instead, dig in and gather the detailed information you need to support your statements and to ensure that your plans have a decent chance to succeed.