You'll enjoy many great opportunities to go public with your plans and make personal and professional connections this year. Your optimistic ruling planet, Jupiter, is in versatile Gemini and your 7th House of Partners until June 25, empowering you to enhance your image, launch new projects, and seek out advantageous business contacts. Your willingness to adapt to a wide variety of situations opens doors that are closed to less flexible individuals. However, it's tempting to accept others too quickly when hopeful Jupiter in sometimes superficial Gemini inhibits you from seeing past the surface to recognize their subtle strengths and weaknesses. People may find you attractive for less-than-substantial reasons as well, reminding you that confidence easily gained can be lost just as readily. While clever ideas and instant chemistry can point the way to meaningful alliances, a deeper analysis of your needs and others' assets is a key to turning these potentially beneficial unions into reality.
It's time to take your relationships to the next level or break them up come June 25, when Jupiter enters nurturing Cancer and your 8th House of Intimacy. This yearlong transit opens emotional channels that are comforting when you trust the one you're with, but can feel suffocating when your partner is too needy and insecure. Nevertheless, if you don't allow abstractions and big ideas to drown out your emotional instincts, the benefits you receive from your relationships may be greater than ever. Exploring feelings that you might not be able to explain can make the difference between your fulfillment and endless frustration. Saturn, the planet of hard, cold reality, is in watery Scorpio, where it's trawling for buried desires and doubts in your 12th House of Soul Consciousness. This demanding planet is telling you to look into your dark closet of fear. Facing your limits directly can release their grip on your psyche, which has kept you from reaching your full potential.
Swimming through the mysteries of emotion is not your favorite exercise, but you might be pleasantly surprised by what you discover now. On July 17, visionary Jupiter forms harmonious aspects with practical Saturn and imaginative Neptune. This Grand Water Trine marks a magical moment when you can reach a perfect balance between the ideal and the real, placing you on track to finding more inspiration in your public life. Success is more likely if you contribute to organizations that serve others or pursue a career aligned with your highest hopes.
The Jupiter-Saturn trine repeats on December 12, but you may not reach the top of the mountain until the final occurrence on May 24, 2014. Nevertheless, your good judgment and strong strategic sense are pointing you in the right direction. There's no need to advertise your plans prematurely as the life-changing alchemy of this Grand Water Trine is better nourished by your own inner voice than by the input of others. Trusting your instincts is essential, even if they betray you at times, because learning to listen to yourself is the most valuable lesson of the year.
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