January 2012 Sagittarius Horoscope

Aiming in the right direction

You have turned a corner and can finally see where you're going. Your key planet, Jupiter, shifted to direct motion on Dec. 25, 2011, in your 6th House of Self-Improvement and now clears a path for personal growth in front of you. Success may still seem far away, yet it's crucial to stay focused on what you need to do day by day.

Your professional progress may be impeded this month, because physical Mars crawls along at a snail's pace until he starts backpedaling on Jan. 23. Mars retrogrades in your 10th House of Career until April 13, forcing you to slow down and review recent work, revamp your plans, and recreate your timetable for reaching your goals. Fortunately, you receive significant help from realistic Saturn in your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes as it nears a free-flowing trine with imaginative Neptune. This long-lasting aspect reveals a sensible strategy to turn your fantasies into reality if you can be self-disciplined and patient now.

An emotional crisis challenges your common sense when the moody Cancer Full Moon on Jan. 9 highlights your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Then the intelligent Aquarius New Moon on Jan. 23 activates your 2nd House of Self-Worth, and its creative squares to optimistic Jupiter and pessimistic Saturn remind you that balance, as elusive as it may be, is attainable with practice.

Keep in Mind this Month
As you begin to fill in the details of the big picture for the year ahead, don't let setbacks or delays create self-doubt.


Key Dates for Sagittarius

Jan. 1 - 4: Try, try again
Watch out, lest heated discussions escalate into outright conflict on Jan. 1, when outspoken Mercury in irrepressible Sagittarius squares combative Mars. An anxious Venus-Uranus semisquare on Jan. 2 encourages you to take a risk in your quest for a good time, but does little to settle the tension. Fortunately, continued discussions finally shift the energy and you are able to get what you want on Jan. 4, when magnetic Venus creates a magical quintile to magnanimous Jupiter.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Jan. 12 - 14: The force is with you
You feel invincible on Jan. 12 when the Sun in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem trines warrior Mars. Additionally, an illusory Venus-Neptune conjunction on Jan. 13 infuses you with dreams of a fairy-tale romance, while a steadfast Venus-Saturn trine elicits common sense. Think before speaking, because a Mercury-Pluto conjunction adds intensity to your words. Luckily, you can make the most of any opportunity that comes along when valuable Venus enters your 4th House of Foundations on Jan. 14 and sextiles auspicious Jupiter. Success is likely with such a propitious aspect, as long as you don't have outrageous expectations.