You have been swept up by the fast and unpredictable pace of your life since Uranus the Awakener entered independent Aries on March 11, 2011. This year reveals even more changes that will rattle your windows and shake the foundations of your life. And although you may have concerns about the unknown road ahead, your appetite for new experiences will ultimately overcome your worry. Fortunately, you pioneering Rams rise to the challenge when placed in unfamiliar situations, and eagerly look forward to exploring uncharted lands. Throughout the year, unpredictable Uranus continues to expose buried tensions -- physical, emotional and spiritual -- bringing opportunities for you to make the radical changes that align with your shifting perspectives.
Expanding your awareness isn't necessarily easy, especially around June 24 and Sept. 19, when revolutionary Uranus runs into the first two of seven harsh squares with ruthless Pluto that recur through 2015. Intense Pluto entered your 10th House of Career in 2008, beginning a long-term metamorphosis of your overall direction in life that will, until 2023, gradually transform how you relate to the world in general. Now, however, your professional ambitions are suddenly electrified by the squares from high-voltage Uranus. Unexpected developments require you to alter the course you thought would carry you into the future.
Be patient as you move steadily toward your goals, even if you are tempted to bolt ahead without any second thoughts. Opportunistic Jupiter in determined Taurus visits your 2nd House of Self-Worth through June 11, bolstering your confidence and rewarding pragmatism more than idealism. Meanwhile, your key planet, Mars, remains in efficient Virgo and your 6th House of Work until July 3. His retrograde period from Jan. 23 through April 13 can stall your progress on the job, but gives you another chance to focus on the details and sharpen your skills so you have everything in order once it's time to push ahead. Jupiter's entry into your 3rd House of Communication on June 11 opens the way for you to interact with others on a more positive basis. This can push you to take a significant project to the next level, as long as you don't scatter your energy by trying to accomplish too much too fast.
Relationships continue to teach you important lessons this year as taskmaster Saturn completes its two-year visit to your 7th House of Others. But old assumptions about partnerships come up for reconsideration, and you may be required to reaffirm a recent commitment or make a new one when Saturn enters your 8th House of Intimacy on Oct. 5. Fortunately, you are able to infuse common sense into your vision of the possibilities that lay ahead. Although the challenges you face now are likely to continue well into 2013, hard-earned stability begins to return by the end of this year if you can resist the temptation to aim higher than you can reach.