2011 Horoscope Forecast
Sagittarius, the Archer in 2011
fun & games; practical goals
Happy New Year, Sagittarius! Let me start off by saying that you are one of the lucky signs this year. Sure you will pass through slightly tough times, but who won't?
Last year was a bit rough for you, with Saturn crossing your career path. You had a lot of responsibilities, but this year you should be in a better position. Your status at work should have improved as well as your social standing. Last year the focus was largely on an older authority figure who was teaching you the proper ways to achieve your goals.
Saturn has put you on the right track for career advancement this year, as it is in Libra, a better position for you. The Lord of Karma's new mission is to help you succeed in the pursuit of your goals and gain rewards from your past endeavours. Progress may be slow, but you'll get there, guaranteed. Allow your friends to help you and see you through the tough times.
If your hopes and dreams have seemed rather surreal, Saturn will introduce you to more practical and achievable goals and will teach you how to make them come true. Saturn promises you slow but steady benefits, which you may find frustrating, as you prefer to fast-track things. Stern Saturn teaches us to plan carefully; the cosmic Taskmaster does not accept hastiness, and will punish accordingly, so be alert. One last word about Saturn's new position: it could make you feel lonely, and at times rather friendless.
Expansive Jupiter, your life-ruler, will enter your house of fun in 2011. Things could hardly get any better for you, Sagittarius. Jupiter will encourage you to travel, let your hair down, be creative and enjoy yourself in every way. This could include starting a romantic relationship.
Jupiter will also encourage you to expand your family. Take advantage of the opportunity, as Jupiter will change signs after five months. This planet of joy and expansion will enter your house of work and health in June, changing the position of the year's focal point.
You'll be more focused and serious as business comes before pleasure. Starting in June, you'll be so busy wheeling and dealing that you won't have any leisure time left! Not that you'll mind, to the contrary, you will probably love it.
One word of caution though: don't get over-excited in the first five months of the year and don't fall into any gambling or wild guessing in business. Saturn will be standing opposed to Jupiter-and obstructive Pluto in your money sector won't be happy with either planet's position. Undue optimism could therefore lead to a big loss of money.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
This year involves a great deal of money, Sagittarius. Winning or losing it will very much depend on you. Let me tell you first that gambling, speculation, and haste should not be permitted, especially in March and April. Whatever it is, you must be careful if going into business. Get-rich-quick schemes are definitely forbidden.
On the other hand, careful planning and consideration are necessary, but even then things will progress slowly. So don't invest your money foolishly by putting all your eggs in one basket; instead diversify, even if an offer sounds tempting.
For Archers interested in love, an affair is in the stars during the first five months of the year, and emotions will peak in March or April. If you fall deeply in love, try not to neglect your friends as they won't appreciate your sudden disappearance.
June is also a month for love and marriage or a solid commitment, especially around the 1st of June. Those already married will have a chance to rekindle their love for each other this year.
Home and Family
As we said before, 2010 was THE year for home and family. You probably extended or renovated your house, bought a new one, or ran into trouble caring for it and for your family members. A female family member may have been a nag, but you got through it anyway.
2011 is going to shift that mood and the pressure will be over. However, between the 19th of February and the 1st of April the worries of the home will come back to haunt you for the last time this year. After that, the heavens will clear and you will feel rested again.
What is also notable this year is imaginative Neptune's entry into your domestic sector, offering you a refuge at home, where you can feel more secure. Inside your home you can practice spirituality, which will enliven your spirit.
Work and Health
Jupiter will move into your work and health sector on the 5th of June, and so you will get busier than usual after that date. Being a fire sign, you like keeping busy, but this time you will like it even more. Why? Because Pluto from your money sector will be very happy with Jupiter's new position and the two planets will work together to reward your efforts with good luck.
Your business should expand and you are expected to win a lot of money in the second half of 2011, as a result of your successful endeavours. And the outcome will be seen on your paycheck or in your bank account.
Physically, you will be feeling very healthy this year, except maybe at the time of the eclipses. Some of you will take on a healthy diet and start exercising seriously; others will gain some weight, especially those carefree centaurs who like to take life as it comes.
2008, 2009 and 2010 were the years for career advancement, although a number of you lost jobs thanks to the GFC. Keep the lessons you have learned in those years with you always, because you will need them. You can always go back in your memory and remember the hard-won lessons of the past.
Now that you are wiser, structure-loving Saturn, which is exalted in justice-loving Libra this year, will offer you a chance to renew and rebuild your hopes and wishes. This planet seeks to teach you the right way to approach career or business. Nothing is built overnight and almost every task requires patience. Your speedy pace has to slow down and your overly optimistic view on life has to be modified.
Those of you who went through losses and defeats in order to get those messages are now beginning to realize what Saturn has to offer. If you were smart enough to pick up on what was really going on, you should now enjoy the benefits of your carefully studied decisions. Now it's time to capture the fine opportunities Saturn has to offer in its friendly new placement during 2011.
Mercury moves into his retrograde phase three times a year as a rule, for about three weeks each time. The retro phase marks a time of confusion and misunderstandings, which can affect arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned for—and didn't. During the retro period, and even for a week or two before and after, in the Mercury Shadow, we need to be aware of this tendency. It is best to put off major decisions, or signing crucial documents and agreements. It is not exactly wise to make important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely they will be clouded by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking. Mercury is all about mental clarity and the power of the mind, so when Mercury is retrograde these intellectual characteristics tend to be less acute than usual. Make sure you pay attention to the small print!
Mercury will turn retrograde three times this year. The first time will be in your house of gambling and fun. Mercury will start its retrograde journey on the 30th of March and will move forward again on the 23rd of April. It is a period of caution for you, Sagittarius.
Mercury gets you to think twice before entering into any potentially risky venture, whether for business, or pleasure. Mercury retrograde usually implies a period of setbacks and changes of plan. Making a decision between these dates is not favoured, as the results won't be very satisfying. Signing important contracts or documents is also discouraged.
The second time Merc turns will be in your house of travel and education. Travel is not advised between the 3rd and the 26th of August, although you might have to. Academic studies or choices will have to be reconsidered.
The last retrograde period is from the 25th of November to the 10th of December and this one will happen in your sign. It will affect you and your career. Again, decisions are not favoured, simply because you're not thinking straight. Clashes with any male authority figure are absolutely discouraged.
Lunar Life with Lady Moon
Both your New and Full Moons coincide with eclipses this year.
Your Full Moon. The lunar eclipse of June 15 will occur with the Sun in your house of partnerships and the Full Moon in your sign. It points to a change in your personality. We believe it will be a change for the better, as no hard aspects are associated with this eclipse.
As a matter of fact, it will signal the start of a pleasant period of time which will last for five months. June, July, August, September, October and November, that makes five months. Boom! Another eclipse!
Your New Moon. Your solar eclipse day, which is also your New Moon day is on the 25th of November. The celestials will push you to a change of attitude so fast it will make your head spin! Be smart enough to get that message quickly. Try to avoid the bad effects of this eclipse at all costs, Archers. It's time to protect yourself physically and emotionally, by executing the necessary adjustments.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun affect work, direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon affect matters connected with home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and children, and with the public at large. Both may affect your health.
The first solar eclipse will take place on the 4th of January, in Capricorn, and this one is about money. Will you ask for a loan? Be careful, because Saturn is unhappy with the proceedings. Hold your horses on any deal, especially if it involves a lot of money. If the decisions are not thoroughly considered and the pros and cons carefully weighed you could lose it!
The second solar eclipse is also partial, and will be on the 1st of June in Gemini, your seventh house of marriage, partnership and open confrontation. This one looks pretty good! If you're hoping to get married or strike up a partnership (business or romantic), then you go right ahead, as you'll have the blessings of the stars. It is followed on June 15 by a total lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, your own sign. Communication is unlikely to be ideal between you and your significant other, but the cosmic weather improves the next day, with fortunate news from afar, most likely bringing financial benefit, or for those more spiritual Archers among you, a fine opportunity for spiritual development, possibly connected with your work.
The third partial solar eclipse will be on the 1st of July, in canny Cancer. This one involves money too, so don't squander it as you have a tendency to do. Jupiter and Mercury are favoured, so communication should be valuable, even if older people, or restrictive conditions seek to hold you back. Stay out of other people's power plays.
The fourth solar eclipse will be on the 25th of November and subsequent lunar eclipse on the 10th of December. This will be a highly critical time for you, Sagittarius. You could be involved with someone at work, or hurt yourself while on duty, so be careful with sharp tools, and fire in particular. You should not put undue pressure on yourself between or even around these dates, because anger will lead to trouble, and you run the risk of losing your job.
That's it for 2011, Sagittarius. I hope the article has been helpful. Keep up with our daily, weekly and monthly predictions throughout the year.