Happy New Year, Libra! A new moon solar eclipse starts the year of with a bit of a jolt. The eclipse is in Capricorn on the 4th and relates to your roots, family, home, and all that domestic stuff. Eclipses in Capricorn can be alarming, no doubt about it. And the 4th is one astrologically energetic day, but generally new moon eclipses are less to be feared than to be welcomed. Some sort of surprise is in order, but all should hopefully work out in the end.
I should note that although this represents the last eclipse to deal with your home sector, the universe is not done with this part of your life. In addition to the sun in your 4th house this month (which always occurs in January), Mercury, Mars and Pluto are here too. Mercury and Mars can be useful here, especially for things like cleaning up, getting rid of old objects, replacing broken stuff and doing repairs. Pluto here increases the intensity. As in a super-extreme winter clean out, major repairs and even remodeling.
The month’s full moon is in Cancer in your career sector on the 19th. This is another step in the universe’s ongoing plan to make adjustments in this area of your life. The final big step occurs July 1, 2011 when the last eclipse in this sign takes place. See what happens at this full moon to get clues as to the future direction of the universe’s plans.
I kind of wish I could tell you that in 2011 all you’ll need to worry about is your career and domestic situation. But actually…there’s more. Throughout the year, major planets will compete for your attention regarding self-development and personal appearance and health and your job and your relationships and probably even money. It’s as though the planets think you need more of everything. If you want more of everything, this is a good development, I suppose. If handling trying to get more of everything seems a bit overwhelming, you’re going to learn to need to prioritize and tell some of the impatient planets that you can’t do everything at once. They probably won’t believe you, but for the sake of your sanity you’ll need to negotiate the world’s various demands. You can do that!