This is an essentially optimistic period, Pisces. As the New Year gets underway, you are looking ahead to a brighter future for yourself; one that more closely matches your true heartís desire. There are implications also for significant relationships that you cherish, as every part of your life settles into a new blueprint for future activity. You could continue to feel fluctuations in finances, and old patterns of behavior might be triggered and demand to be dealt with, but even these issues can be exciting as well as scary, the harbingers of important life changes that you are more than ready to make. Itís all in the perspective that you bring. You win when you are able to put your trust in the surrounding cosmos and take comfort in the realization that time, like a river, never stops moving forward.
As the month begins, you are definitely in more of a positive rather than a pessimistic space, which is a remarkable tribute to the power of the human spirit considering all that you have been through lately. You are particular adept perhaps in recognizing that seeming difficulties give rise to great rewards down the line, and that the easy road may not always be the best road for your soul to travel in order to reach its most advanced stage of spiritual evolution. This burst of optimism likely arrived coincident with the powerful Christmas Eve New Moon in your sector of friendship, group affiliations and future plans. The particular knot that you are attempting to unravel at this time therefore concerns the thrust of your forward motion into an uncertain future, and the vision that you can bring to bear on making that upcoming reality the best that it can be for yourself all ways around. In this mission you have cosmic guidance in the form of Uranus which is highly activated in your sector of values and resources, and also Jupiter which has just turned to direct motion in your communications sector. You are a natural teacher these days as you reach out to others, and you are also in a good position to learn from these experiences as well, and this factor holds true for the next several months, through the important New Moon of late February in your sign and on into April and May. The other upcoming headline for you is that Mars will retrograde in your sector of partnership over this same period making it better a time for reflection and introspection in this area rather than for charging ahead. Meanwhile there are also implications for philosophical setting of intention and for a more grounded and practical approach to intimacy that takes your own concerns into greater account. You are seeking a better handle on all these things as the spring approaches. As you look ahead you are also looking back, attempting to see what the past offers in terms of either congratulatory or cautionary models for the future. Your notion of what the future holds for you has been a moving target lately and you are perhaps ready to accept a different set of priorities there than heretofore, a profound change that is only just beginning to take hold. You win when you apply the notion that whatever route you take must be consistent with the spiritual unfolding that you can feel inside yourself. You are aligning with a deep sense of intuitive counsel that is strongly constellated for you right now and symbolized by these significant outer planet configurations in which your soul is currently being marinated. The Full Moon in your self-expression sector that comes along late on Sunday evening, January 8th, is a powerful one for you, and puts the icing on the cake of many of these realizations and initiatives, touching on all areas of your life. You are reaching a plateau of understanding now that will sustain you while you watch and wait for the opportunity to make your next move. You are simultaneously both idealistic and cautiously grounded in practicality at this juncture, so that sometimes an attitude of cock-eyed optimism prevails, and at other times pure cynicism. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. With the Last Quarter Moon taking place on Monday, January 16th, this contrast intensifies. This is a time of re-assessment and reevaluation, when you look over the past events of this cycle with an eye for the future. You are finding the flaws in your argument now and perhaps in yourself as well, and also perhaps in your patterns of partnership interaction. But in another way of looking at things, these are not really flaws at all but a natural consequence of particular events that happened in the past. It might be that old wounds of relationship come up for you now, and if so, the best possible outcome is that you thoroughly examine your feelings and even your history that might be referenced in this way. These issues likely stem from early childhood trauma of one kind or another. If you can get to know yourself at the deepest possible level, and understand where your feelings of lack or hurt really come from, you make a huge stride toward being able to accept these early woundings and enable yourself to move past them. The New Moon of Sunday, January 22nd, represents a fresh start in many ways, and yet you are still reviewing and settling into depth areas within you. As Mars begins its retrograde the next day, you are concerned with values and have a view to analyzing the important relationships in your life and how best to move them forward. This end-of-month period, and heading on into February, is a powerful time for you, when much of what you currently believe about yourself could alter. You are preparing the way for your future self and for a brilliant new start that comes next month with the advent of your birthday time of the year.