Happy New Year! I'm grateful for many blessings this year, and offer this gift to you, dear reader, the wind in my sails. You can see the forecast, by sign, for the year 2016 on the Chicago Tribune website, distributed to about a hundred newspapers and periodicals. Or read on.
(EDITORS NOTE: This column is a BONUS OFFERING, a look at the year ahead.)
What are general trends we can expect for the year ahead?
Saturn, planet of discipline and duty, is in Sagittarius all year. Lucky Jupiter transits from Virgo to Libra on 9/9. Spring eclipses (3/8, Pisces, and 3/23, Libra) and autumn eclipses (9/1, Virgo, and 9/16, Pisces) provide highlights.
Capricorn 2016 (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What dreams will you realize this year? Discipline with organization pays off. Prepare a project or trip for after April. Communication opens doors after March's eclipses, leading to new professional status. Launch new adventures after September's eclipses, with amplified broadcasting power. Talk about what you love.
Aquarius 2016 (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fortune comes through your community this year. Financial plans made now have long-term benefit. Lucrative business booms (after 3/8), leading to a change in travel plans (after 3/23). Family funds surge (after 9/1), which impacts your personal cash flow (after 9/16). Share the love.
Pisces 2016 (Feb. 19-March 20): Partnerships open doors this year. Professional discipline reaps abundant reward. Personal breakthroughs (after 3/8) lead to changes in shared finances (after 3/23). Begin or renew a collaboration (after 9/1), provoking a personal shift (after 9/16). Play together.
Aries 2016 (March 21-April 19): Spread your wings this year. Discipline with studies pays. Spring eclipses bring spiritual growth and partnership changes. Review your past work before launching a two-year collaborative phase (after 9/9). Autumn eclipses bring breakthroughs at work that require rest and recuperation. It's all for love.
Taurus 2016 (April 20-May 20): Family fortunes grow with care this year. A two-year phase (beginning 9/9) strengthens your work, service and health. Spring eclipses inspire a community breakthrough, leading to changes at work. Autumn eclipses spark new romance before a turning point in a group. It's all for family.
Gemini 2016 (May 21-June 20): Tight collaborations produce extraordinary results this year. Savor quiet time at home, before Jupiter enters Libra (9/9), for two years of fun, passion and romance. Spring eclipses favor your career and could interrupt your game. Autumn eclipses inspire home renovations, leading to a professional turning point. Follow your heart.
Cancer 2016 (June 21-July 22): Your work pays off this year. Grow long-term partnerships. Spring eclipses incite travels and studies (which could shake up things at home). A new two-year domestic phase begins (after 9/9). Communication breakthroughs lead to changes in your educational journey after autumn eclipses. Play together.
Leo 2016 (July 23-Aug. 22): Practice makes perfect this year. Your arts, crafts and talents shine with polish. Launch a two-year communications phase (after 9/9). Spring eclipses benefit family accounts before a creative turning point. Autumn eclipses grow your income before a shift in shared finances. Generate romance.
Virgo 2016 (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Home renovations flower with love and attention this year. Breakthroughs in a collaboration lead to a financial turning point after spring eclipses. A self-reflective phase shifts (after 9/9) into two lucrative years. Autumn eclipses inspire personal miracles and partnership changes. Share your heart.
Libra 2016 (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Disciplined communication strategies win this year. Breakthroughs at work (after 3/8) lead to personal revelations (after 3/23). Jupiter in your sign (9/9) inspires a two-year personal growth phase. Introspective discoveries (after 9/1) reveal a professional turning point (after 9/16). Feed your spirit.
Scorpio 2016 (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Disciplined efforts profit this year. A new love (after 3/8) inspires inner changes (after 3/23). Begin a two-year thoughtful planning phase (after 9/9). Your social influence rises (after 9/1), before a turning point in a passion (after 9/16). Listen to your heart.
Sagittarius 2016 (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The tended garden thrives this year. Domestic renewal (after 3/8) leads to a social turning point (after 3/23). Benefits (for two years, after 9/9) come through friends, groups and community participation. Professional breakthroughs (after 9/1) lead to domestic changes (after 9/16). Follow love.
(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)
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