by Jeff Jawer
Jupiter, the planet of growth, expansion and opportunity, starts the year in stable Taurus. This rewards those who build solid foundations and patiently advance their interests by providing reliable work without making a big splash about it. This giant planet's favorable 120-degree trine with potent Pluto on March 12 is ideal for stripping away superfluous tasks or expectations to focus on fundamentals. The clarity this provides releases untapped talent and energy to empower professional ambitions. On June 11 Jupiter enters Gemini, a communication sign that rewards fast thinking and flexibility. The capacity to turn a casual conversation into a career boosting opportunity will accompany Jupiter during its one-year stay in Gemini.
Serious Saturn starts the year in lovely Libra, the sign of relationships. Building new alliances and shoring up old ones comes through skillful negotiations that benefit both sides. Keeping an open mind provides the objectivity that allows us to be fair in our dealings with others, which is the key to earning trust now. On Oct. 5 Saturn moves into Scorpio where partnerships are tested, and research and a more prudent use of resources will be rewarded.