01-16-2017 to 01-22-2017
This week, bring nothing short of your personal best to the table. Until Thursday the 19th, the Sun is blazing through Capricorn and your tenth house of professional honors, where it's been stationed in since December 21. This could be a huge week for your ambitions if you're willing to push ahead with full Aries zeal. That's good reason to lure yourself out of your hibernation station to go network with people who can help advance your career. With a little strategic scheduling, you might wind up at a party with the very industry influencers you need to meet. And yes, you should wear something a little (okay, a lot) more professional. Whatever the "uniform" is for your industry, polish yourself up and put it on. The media spotlight may swing in your direction, or, you may find yourself making a presentation to a prestigious group of people. (Hello, strategic photo opp!) Recognition is coming your way, whether you're being praised for your diligence by the boss or lauded by the public for your latest offerings. Of course, waiting to be discovered is SO last century. Hop online and start a buzz yourself. Let your competitive spirit out to play; you might even enter a competition and snag the gold. If you still need to hone your chops, look for opportunities to intern or apprentice. What you aren't paid in cold, hard cash, you'll make up for with the experience and connections you gain. Feeling overburdened by the growth of your career? Do a dedicated search for your own second-in-command. Write up a job description and start interviewing candidates. Even a part-time assistant can lift a huge weight off your shoulders, opening up time for you to concentrate on higher-paying tasks. Helpful men are a text message away, so reach out to the powerful guys in your circle. One of these fellas can make a fateful introduction or boost you up the ladder with his endorsement. On a personal level, give your favorite guys some extra love this week. Instead of being all bossypants about plans, do something THEY want to do for a change. (It wouldn't kill you to meet at a sports bar or brewpub, Aries; in fact, you might just feel right at home once you get there.)
On Thursday the 19th, get ready for a popularity spike as the Sun blasts into Aquarius and your eleventh house of community for a month. Your schedule could quickly fill with party invitations, brunches, movies and ski trips. Since you'll be in such demand, opt for group hangs instead of packing every available square on your calendar with one-on-ones. With "one love" Aquarius at the helm, try a little social experimentation and unite your diverse friend groups under one roof. You might be surprised by how well your socially awkward (but genius) tech geek pal gels with the free spirited festival hopper. Where you're struggling in life, it's time to drop the rugged individualism and adopt a collaborative approach. Turning a solo project into a joint venture won't cost you your fifteen minutes of fame, even if you take a bow as part of an ensemble cast. If you're having trouble staying motivated with your wellness resolutions, apply the same approach. Sign on for that 10-week boot camp cardio class or nutritional counseling group and let your cohorts help you stay accountable to your goals. Got a website to build, software to learn, e-commerce site to set up, or an app to invent? Geek is chic while the Sun is in Aquarius through February 18. Dive into tech mode and start developing! Your dot-com dreams could spell money in the bank in the days ahead.
Just as you're about to blast off on your missions, Thursday could also bring a few truth bombs. That day, make-it-happen Mars (your ruling planet) in your twelfth house of fantasy gets a reprimand from sober Saturn, which is plunked down in your ninth house of higher truths. The two planets will form a change-evoking square (90-degree angle) that day, forcing a reality check of your quixotic visions. It's fine to gamble as long as those risks are calculated. But leaping without a safety net would be a really awful idea. People could disappoint you near Thursday—but did you assign too much power to them to begin with? It's not like you to hoist others onto a pedestal, but someone who charmed you recently might reveal human flaws. Let this be a wakeup call to be your own guru, Aries. And maybe to stop seeking perfection in other mere mortals—you'll always be disappointed if you keep looking for that!
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