BY GEORGIA NICOLS January 31, 2021
All Signs: It’s the end of January 2021. As we sail into this new year, with a sense of uncertainty, let’s recap where we’ve come from and where we’re headed. Broad strokes are helpful information. Once you get a sense of the big picture, you can start to narrow things down in order to make daily decisions. After all, if you’re headed into winter, you get warm clothes. If you’re going to the beach, your take a swimsuit. These are bare basics, but bare basics are essential to know. (Yes, I do see the connection between bare basics and swimsuit. And yes, a sheep in a swimsuit is a Lamb Bikini.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
When you look over your shoulder, you see that after giving up a lot in the mid-90s, around 1996-97, you began to reinvent yourself. Around 2003, you started to put down roots; and by 2008, you were busting your buns for several years to show the world what you could do. Sure enough, by 2010-11, you got recognition! (Nevertheless, that was when relationships might have ended.) By 2018, your success was shining and cherished dreams came true! Now you need to balance working for others with working for yourself. In about two years, you will start downsizing to get rid of what you no longer need because by 2026, it will be a new world!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This month you’re coming on like gangbusters because fiery Mars is in your sign giving you energy to take charge and get things done. From 1999 to 2005, you redefined who you were in the world. And from 2003 to 2005, there was lots of change. By 2010, you worked hard and by 2012, you received recognition for your efforts. Relationships were strained from 2012 to 2015, which is why many of you had to get along with less during 2015 to 2018. But you survived. In fact, now is your time of harvest! Oh yes! The chickens have come home to roost. Expect promotions, accolades and admiration this year, followed by increased popularity in 2022.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Around the turn of the century, you gave up people, places and possessions. This set you off on a new journey around 2001. Between 2005-08, job changes and residential moves kept you hopping. Happily, by 2008-09, you had a home base you could rely on. You were busting your buns from 2012 to 2015 to prove your worth to others. This is why 2015-16 was an eventful time. It marked a major shift because after that, your focus became more ambitious. Now you need to get performance ready for 2023. This is when you will shine! Prepare for this time by taking courses. Perhaps you can travel? Learn new technology. Get savvy — to get ready!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If you look back, you can see that you virtually reinvented yourself from 2003 to 2010. Who you were in 2010-11 is very different from who you were in 2001-02. Am I right? Recently, since 2018, partnerships have been challenging. Many of you have ended relationships, which is why you are forced to get along with less this year. Fear not, as you learn to stand on your own two feet, you’re becoming more independent. This is important because in 2023, you will enter a two-year window where you will prepare yourself for your time of harvest, which will be in 2026. Oh yeah! You’re going places!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
After giving up much between 2003 and 2005, you entered a new world where you slowly created a new identity by 2012. Since then, despite personal detours and decisions, you worked hard to reach this year, which is a pivotal time. This year you will get recognition for what you have been doing for the past eight years and longer. This will prompt your focus to pivot to your external world. Admittedly, personal relationships will be challenging in the next two years; and by 2023-24, you might regroup –with your partner, or not. One thing is certain: by 2026, you will begin to polish your skills and abilities to get ready to enter your time of harvest about seven years from now.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Ever since 2004-05, you have undergone change. Initially, you gave up much before entering a new world around 2008. Some of you even changed your daily wardrobe. By 2010-11, job changes and residential moves kept you on your toes. By 2015, you wanted security for your home base –something you could rely on. In the last few years, you keep asking yourself what you want to be when you grow up, no matter what your age is. Now you’re in a window of about two years of hard work. Suck it up and get on with it because your pay off will arrive in 2023, when everything you’ve done since 2008 finally evolves into a major shift of focus.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
In 2004-06, you were admired. You had responsibilities but you saw what was working and what was not. Around 2008, you began to dismantle much of what you had created since 1996, which led to changing your public persona around 2010-11. Unpredictable situations affected your job and your residence between 2015 in 2018, after which you worked to solidify your home base. This year, you want to play and have fun! You want a fun vacation! (Not easy during a pandemic.) Nevertheless, you will enjoy yourself because in 2022, you have marvellous chances to improve your job or get a better job. You will work hard to gain the recognition that comes your way in 2026.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In 2005, you took your power. You saw what needed to be done and you had the courage to act. However, that was related to your external identity in the world. This year, you are grappling more with private, inner issues. You want to secure your home base, something you trust and can rely on. This is why many of you will do major repairs to where you live or perhaps contemplate a move. You can improve your living space this year or next, depending if you are born late in your sign. Next year promises vacation delights, which might be doable! By 2023, look forward to a better job and better health. Awriiight!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Between 2012 and 2015, your life was a roller coaster. Changing jobs and changing residences created adventure, which is something you like. (Peace and quiet in short bursts is nice, too.) Now, you’re in a two-year window when changing jobs and changing residences are likely. Fortunately, you are optimistic this year, which means you will attract something positive to you because you’re looking at the world with “winning” eyes. Around 2023, your real estate scene and your home will improve and you will be happier! Your family life will be happier as well! Small wonder that vacations, romance and fun times beckon to you in 2026!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
In many ways, this is a positive year for you because most of you will increase your assets and get richer. (If you are born late in your sign, after Jan 13, this benefit will come to you in 2022.) Nevertheless, this year, you will give a lot of thought to how you want to earn your money and what your basic values are. This could lead to a change of residence or a change of jobs between 2023 and 2026. These changes might follow because of your increased wealth this year, or because of a preference to have a different job or a different residence. One thing is certain: in 2023-24, you have a marvellous chance to improve where you live or make money through real estate. Count on this.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
So much is happening for you for this year because both Saturn and Jupiter are in your sign! In fact, Mercury and Venus are also in your sign right now, which means Mercury is retrograde in your sign. (Expect silly, goofy errors, mixed-up communications, delays, technological glitches and transportation breakdowns. Plus, all kinds of people from your past popping up out of the woodwork.) The good news is that you have survived your life since 2018 when frankly, you have been going through the dark night of the soul. That is over. Now you are lucky to have the divine blessing of Jupiter in your sign this year. And next year, in 2022, you will make more money! How sweet it is!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Since 2008, you have been more concerned with your external goals in life. In fact, around 2015-16, many things came to a culmination, which made you proud of your achievements. This year, you are entering a time when your spiritual development will become enriched. You might meet a teacher or become a teacher to others. You are also casting an eye about you to get rid of what is no longer relevant in your world. This is why you’ll go through closets, garages and storage lockers to downsize. Be smart and do this ruthlessly! Lighten your load so that next year, when lucky Jupiter enters your sign you can make the best of this blessing. And in 2023, you will get richer!