January 2009 Forecast


You start the New Year under quite a lot of pressure in different areas of your life – you almost feel as if you are doing a juggling act, but at the same time those around you are trying to distract you (maybe deliberately, maybe not) by throwing extra balls at you to juggle with. If you can keep your cool, then all will be fine and you will realise just how capable you are of handling the pressure. If you get frustrated or buckle under the pressure though, the balls are likely to end up scattered in all directions leaving you feeling quite deflated. So keep your focus and you will end up feeling very much in control of your life by the end of the month.

January is also a time for a little reflection and a lot of self-honesty. You are not one who usually digs deep emotionally, and therefore your understanding of your own inner depths and needs can be a little off centre. You will have an opportunity this month to truly get to know yourself and your innermost needs and wants. Make the most of this chance, and you may surprise yourself that your path has strayed a little off track recently. You can then re-focus; and your way ahead will be clearer than ever. Onwards and upwards into 2009…


Busy, busy, busy – this is how 2009 is likely to begin for you. There seems to be so much work to get done, and you feel like you are the only one who can do it. In many ways of course this is true, but your old adage of ‘I might as well do it myself, so I will be sure that it is done properly’ will be tested in January, as you will need to step back a little to let others join in and help. This is no criticism of you, after all you are the one who keeps the peace and oversees many of life’s challenges. However, you need to realise that you cannot do it ALL yourself – you are not invincible.

The hardest aspect of the coming weeks will be in letting go of the reigns a little and trusting that others can do a good job without your constant supervision. This is a very important step though, for 2009 is your year and you need to focus on yourself for a while. Once you realise that others can cope without you overseeing them, the sense of inner freedom rising up in you will be tremendous. Jupiter will bring you opportunity, luck and good fortune in 2009 – you can reach for the stars this year, so make sure you are in a space to enjoy the ride.


2009 seems to begin with you spinning on the spot – you are not quite sure which way to turn as so much is happening around you. You are aware that change is on the cards, but you are struggling to know what change to expect, or what to do about it. You might be one of the world’s best thinkers, but in the current circumstances you need to step out of your head for a little while, and feel – listen to your intuition, trust your gut. You already know what is coming; you just haven’t allowed yourself to the space to let the certainty come through.

This all sounds quite mysterious, yet for you 2009 seems so clear and in focus. You know exactly what you want to achieve, but your over-thinking stops you from doing anything much about it. This is a year for doing, not procrastinating. It is a year for making decisions and sticking with them. In addition, January is a month for getting organised and believing in yourself more. You have so many gifts, yet you doubt yourself so much? Your ingenuity and intelligence will be tested this year, but this is an invaluable part of your life experience – you wouldn’t have it any other way (after all a life without learning, wouldn’t be terribly rewarding for you would it?).


You begin 2009 a little on edge, feeling vulnerable with your emotions exposed for all to see. This is not a familiar situation you for as you are usually much more cautious and guarded. However, your buttons have been pressed over recent weeks and this has pushed your emotional life into the spotlight. Your sensitivities will heighten until the Full Moon on the 11th in your sign (the Moon is very important for you as she rules Cancer); so take some time to reflect on your life between now and the 11th. Your emotional life looks set to be a rocky road throughout this period, but try to channel your energy into a positive focus.

It is time to let go of those challenging emotional undercurrents (go on, admit to yourself at least that they are there). 2009 is a year of positive and rewarding change for Cancer, so try to see recent obstacles as the Fates way of helping you to clarify exactly what is important in your life. Equally as important is you proving to yourself that you are strong, and that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve just about anything in your life. Try to keep your cool as you work through this phase – explosive confrontations could throw you off track and leave you feeling exhausted.


2009 has a strong theme of change for you, and you need to accept that change is an important and inevitable part of life. This won’t be too daunting for you, but this coming year will also see a need for you to work with others more, to be less of a lone ranger – the central star that everyone in your life revolves around. You need to be more of a team player; your leadership skills will prove invaluable, but this is not an invitation to take over. Be open to the people you meet, as some of them could hold some very important opportunities to your way forwards in life.

There is a need for you to achieve balance in your life this month, as this will set the agenda for the coming year. Balance is needed between your work, domestic life, social life and personal interests. None of these need to be forgotten, but you need to be sure that you don’t try to take on too much otherwise you will end up feeling stressed and grumpy. Worse still, you are likely to feel very unappreciated, as those close to you don’t share your desire to be invincible and exhausted. Balance is your key to good fortune and prosperity this year – keep that in focus as you start to make plans for the future.


Confidence certainly seems to be oozing from you as you enter the New Year, life feels good and you can see a clear path ahead of you. Just be careful not to get too overconfident though, for the fates may well be smiling on you, but if you get cocky, you are likely to miss something important – a minor detail – and this will force you to back track. Try not to skim through important documents or letters and then assume you understand the content – if you get the wrong idea you may end up turning down a dead end.

This may feel all doom and gloom, but in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth. 2009 looks set to be a wonderful year for Virgo, a year where you can truly be in control of your own destiny. As a Virgoan, you know the importance of detail – this is just a timely reminder so you don’t trip yourself up in your enthusiasm to rush ahead. You have been going through some subtle changes over recent months – these have been so subtle, that even you yourself may not have noticed. However, these changes have allowed you to let go of much inner tension, and you now feel free to enjoy life and to allow yourself stronger emotional ties with those close to you. You can have it all, if you allow yourself.


Libra, Libra, Libra – you are one of life’s natural peace-makers and negotiators, and your desire to maintain peace and harmony usually ends up with you giving in, being walked over and you screaming internally that you didn’t stand your ground. This may result in external harmony, but the cost is a raging inferno of unspent emotions rattling around inside of you (bursting out at the most inappropriate moments). Libra needs balance; and your challenge for 2009 is to find balance within, and without. So this means no more being walked over – you need to find your assertive gene and wear it with pride.

The New Year gives you some time to get yourself and your life organised, let go of the inessential and get your priorities clear (and try not to oscillate too much however strong the temptation maybe!). January starts off quietly, but if you listen closely, you will hear the murmurings of a new energy building up within you and around you. This is the energy of success and good fortune, and as long as you pace yourself wisely, 2009 is a year for you to achieve so much. It is important to stay grounded, keep things real, and not to get too carried away too quickly, but this is a time where dreams are made – believe in the magic, for it will come to pass…


2009 seems to begin with something of a paradox for Scorpio, on one level you are feeling more stable and content in your life than you have done for a long while, but on another level there is a deep sense of restlessness urging you to explore pastures new. For most people this would be an impossible situation to handle, but they are not Scorpio folk – you have a constant need for learning, moving and opening new doorways. However at the same time, you love the stability and contentment in life – it is possible for you to have both, and only you know the unique formula to achieve equilibrium.

January allows you some time to get your priorities into focus and to be clear about your path ahead. You may need to go with the flow a little, as life may not be moving as fast as you would like, but a little patience will allow you to stay more in control of your life and less in the hands of others. Try not to think too much about what lies ahead, for your attention needs to be on the moment – live in the Now. This is much easier said than done, and it is not an invitation to throw caution to the wind and be frivolous (know you a little too well!). Your power is in your hands – use it wisely.


Your confidence levels have been given a real boost recently, and you are beginning to feel back in control of your life once again. You can clearly see where you are heading and what you want to achieve. There is a way to go yet though, but with hard work, focus and determination, you look set to make tremendous progress in 2009. You will need a degree of patience and perseverance, as it will not be all plain sailing. It seems that the Fates want to know just how sure you really are about your dreams, so they plan to test your resolve and ingenuity to see just how much you truly want to change your life.

Of course you may just feel that you have set your sights too high, and the easiest path is to admit defeat, walk away and do something else (and there is nothing wrong with this as a choice), but you are a fiery and feisty Sagittarian and that is really not in your nature. Whilst you are spirited and do not give up easily, you would be wise to take a good long look at your goals, and be sure that they are still the ones for you. Just remember that you have the Fates on your side, and if anyone can realise their dreams this year, it will be you.


The mighty Jupiter is about to bid farewell to Capricorn in January, so make the most of this opportunity to be clear about your way ahead. Your life has been given quite a boost this past year, and if you have made the most of the opportunities that have been presented to you, you will be able to start 2009 on a high. You seem to have oodles of energy and if used wisely, can set you up for a year of abundance, success and joy.

Having said this, January is likely to be a fairly quiet month – a month of preparation and reflection. It is a good time for securing your foundations, but it is not a good time for rushing ahead due to impatience or boredom. You need to play your cards right and listen to the cosmic currents, and you will know exactly when you can take a huge stride forwards with your plans.

Mercury leaves Capricorn on the 1st of January, but due to his retrograde phase, he returns to your sign on the 21st. You need to be particularly careful when it comes to paperwork and legal documents, and expect delays, misunderstandings and obstacles when it comes to communications – phone calls, letters, emails. Mercury looks set to wreak a little havoc in your life for a while, but get organised and stay sensible; and you will be fine.


January is an exciting month for Aquarius, which marks the start of a very exciting year. The mighty Jupiter enters Aquarius on the 5th, marking a year of good fortune, abundance and success. Jupiter is the planet of growth and expansion, and he looks set to expand your horizons and help you to make your wildest dreams a reality.

This would be enough for most folk, but not for Aquarius, oh no! On the 26th, the solar eclipse is in Aquarius, and this seems to ignite a new passion and focus within you, it signals the start of an exciting new adventure in your life. A major decision will need to be made, and you may need to let something go in order to achieve your dreams, but this has been on your mind for a while now, and whilst it may be hard, the time for change has come.

There is a celestial gathering of planets in Aquarius which also begins in January, and this power house of energy will allow you to conquer just about anything you come across. In addition, a kindred spirit looks set to walk into your world to open up your heart and soul to some unexplored dimensions of your life. 2009 is your year; it is time to fulfil your destiny, to find joy, happiness and enrichment on all levels.


January starts quietly for Pisces, it is a reflective time, a time for you to think about your path ahead. You give away a great deal of yourself and your energy through your constant mediation, generosity and self-sacrifice. Whilst admirable, you have left yourself a little depleted, and you need to make the most of this quiet start to the New Year in order to rebuild your strength for the months ahead. Try to re-centre yourself and restore your inner energy equilibrium, you need balance and harmony in your life now.

2008 was a transformational year for you, a year where you let go of some of the inessential in your life and began to realise just how much potential you have. You are not one to shout from the rooftops about your gifts though, yet you need to realise just how important you are. You are emerging from your chrysalis stage now and the butterfly is getting ready to spread it wings – you need to have the confidence and self-belief to fly. You can soar if you let yourself, and reach heights that you never thought possible. You are only limited by your own self-built reservations and doubts, let these go and the world is your oyster. 2009 is a year of joy for Pisces; it is up to you how you embrace this.