ARIES March 21- April 19
The time could not be righter for you to make hard and fast New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions will mark the beginning of a short-term career goal you’ve been secretly eyeing since summer of 2013. Right now, you have the vision and passion to shoot your career out of the stratosphere. Take on that leadership position you are destined for. About two years from now, when a colleague says to you, “Did you ever imaging making it this far,” you will answer matter-of-factly “Yes.”
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Right in the middle of opening night chaos for the Good Shepard in NYC, Angelina whisked Brad away to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home for a single evening of natural, quiet beauty. Your life may take on similar properties, contrasting high profile obligations with sudden, necessary moments of stark solitude. The trick here is to remember that when everyone is clambering for your attention, these quiet retreats are as easy to come by as a simple “would you excuse me for a moment.” This month, as long as you’re always planning your next get-away, you’ll be able to handle the cheering fans and frenzied paparazzi with ease and grace.
GEMINI May 21 – June 21
Some infants don’t say anything for two years and then suddenly start speaking in full sentences. You may have been feeling like an interested observer, Gemini – watching how things are done, but not quite ready to take the reigns. Well, you’re ready now. This month you’ll feel a new sense of eagerness to start talking; and what you’ll say will be so dead-on that people will have to take notice. You can’t keep quiet when you know there’s a better alternative. The beginning of 2016 will be about telling it like it is. If you see a flaw in the system, don’t be afraid to share your solution with the crowd. Once you get going, you’ll dazzle your colleagues. You may even surprise yourself.
CANCER June 22 – July 22
Reap what you hath sown. This is your New Year’s mantra Cancer. You’ve spent the better part of 2015 planning a large-scale future and here it is. Now it’s time to get used to all benefits, as well as the responsibilities of being one of a privileged class. There are those who plan, check, do, act and those who make sweeping changes in their lives and worry about consequences later. In the coming year, you will surely have your share of joy, wonder and a kind of glorious chaos that you may already be getting used to.
LEO July 23 – August 22
On “What Not to Wear” Stacy and Clinton secretly videotape their fashion victims for two weeks before they pounce and force them into a 360-degree mirror to confront them with what works, what doesn’t and why. Whether you like it or not, Leo, all eyes are on you this month. Perhaps it’s an annual review at work, or maybe you’re in the hot seat because others are baffled by your recent energetic behavior. Either way, being in this particular spotlight will be very revealing and possibly a bit uncomfortable – not in a horrifying way, but in an “I didn’t know that about myself?” kind of way. It’s not very often that we get honest criticism. Use this as an opportunity to get to get real and meet your critics on a more personal level.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
I wish I could tell you that January will be an easy month for you Capricorn, where you can relax, delegate responsibility, put your feet up and chill. But I can’t. Your new year will start immediately. Grab your tablet and start taking notes. Information will be flying by at a furious pace and it will be all you can do to make sense of it all. Rather than being overwhelmed, however, this will be exactly the kind of challenge you love. In fact, I think that January will kick your ass in a very fun way. Like solving a New York Times crossword puzzle in record time. You’ll burn more calories, get more done and generally feel like a positive contributor to every project you’re involved in.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Did you really think you would settle into a routine, Libra? The grass always seems greener when we see people who wake up, go to work, stop for groceries and head home again – day after day. But that is not happening for you. For one thing, your ambition will surely come first, meaning that you’ll want to work harder than most people to really get somewhere in 2016. Whether it’s a financial goal, a change of career, or new home, you won’t stop until you accomplish your New Year’s resolution. So get busy and don’t worry about the rest of the world. We both know that the novelty of domestic bliss would wear off for you in about ten minutes.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
You’ve been wearing quite an impressive suit of armor lately, Scorpio. Are you using it to keep you safe in your battle with the outside world? Or are you protecting others while fighting internally with your own demons? Either way, disengagement is futile. As much as we’d like to sequester ourselves at times, the energy it takes to push everyone away far outweighs that of facing the world in a neutral way. In the New Year, you’ll have to learn to live with the rest of us. Remove that heavy armor and begin polishing up what’s inside. Its luster is far more dazzling and enduring. You’ll soon be ready fight the kind of battles that are truly worth winning.
SAGITTARIUS November 22 – December 21
Everyone’s been telling you how fabulous you are Sagittarius. From party invites to holiday greeting cards, people you’ve practically forgotten about have been reaching out to you. Many of them are telling you how much they miss you. This is because you’ve been so deeply involved in a major transformation that you’ve hardly had time to be there for some very special people. This month, the waters part and you’ll have the energy to get involved in some very meaningful connections with people. What’s even better is that now you have a clearer understanding of the people with whom you wish to connect. You’ll find your true friends waiting for you, while the energy zappers have mysteriously disappeared.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
You’ll have to think fast this month Capricorn. You may be pressed to come up with answers to questions you don’t have much time to think about. Being someone who likes to consider their responses carefully, this might be a challenge. But there’s a great lesson in being put on the spot. You get to learn that you actually know more than you imagined. Your capacity to speak authoritatively and take charge will peak. You’ll be able to walk into any situation and diffuse panic, offer guidance and eliminate extraneous details. In the New Year, when someone says “what do you think?” chances are you’re going to have a lot more to say that you realize.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
It’s not easy being the life of the party Aquarius. The demand to be “on” every minute of the day takes it toll. I suspect you’ve been up to your eyeballs in holiday cheer. And while that’s a lot of fun, it may have been more than you bargained for. December leaves you feeling very much loved, but a bit in need of personal time. You have full permission to take the next three months off, socially. Let the New Year start slowly while you practice moderation, take mental health days and pick up a project that fully occupies your energy.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
Have you been putting more energy into a line of work that isn’t very rewarding? You may be feeling like it’s time to cut your losses and move on. That sounds easy enough. I suspect that there will even be a very clear choice as to what your next move might be. My prediction is this: As soon as you decided 100 percent to move forward and leave the past behind, the past is going to attempt to entice you back. You’ve been like a mouse in an experiment where when you press a red button, half the time you’re rewarded with cheese, and the other half you get an electric shock. So when the past offers you this same 50/50 offer, it might be time to get your cheese elsewhere.