There's no doubt about it Sagittarius; this is your year to "get real." For starters, Saturn, the planet of lessons and maturity, will be in your sign for the entire year (and most of next year), demanding that you grow up and take responsibility for your life in a whole new way. Don't be insulted about this. Even if you've been in the adult world for many years already Saturn has something special in store for you. It's time to create a solid foundation around your identity and life goals -- even if you're doing it all over again.
For some of you, this will be a year you take on a defining role such as getting married or becoming a parent for the first time. Or, you may take on a phenomenal career challenge that demands you to show the world what you're really made of. For others, it'll be a different stage of life that might include the ending of a long-term relationship, or experiencing an "empty nest" after many years of taking care of everyone else. If so, Saturn will demand that you figure out what the second act of your life will look like. What will define it?
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Soul searching will be in order, that's for sure. And in many instances your entire life philosophy will be re-evaluated. This will be especially true between April 17 and May 27 when Mars will travel retrograde in Sagittarius. If you find that your plans are blocked no matter how hard you push, then it'll be a red flag indicator that instead of continuing to push so hard you may want to re-evaluate whether or not your current strategy is still workable.
Then, from May 27 until June 29 Mars will retrograde through your 12th House of Privacy, asking you to be patient and work quietly behind the scenes on whatever goals you've re-established. By August, after Mars has regulated his orbit and returned to your sign, you'll be in your strongest position to make positive change in your world.
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While all of this is happening, your career prospects look amazingly bright. Jupiter, your ruling planet, will continue to travel through your 10th House of Profession and Honors until September 9. Jupiter will also make a remarkable link to Pluto in your earned income sector on March 16 and again on June 26. Money and prestige can be yours! After September 9, Jupiter enters your 11th House of Friendships and for the rest of the year your social life will become extra blessed. Friends will benefit you in all sorts of ways!