January 8 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: January 8
The Year Ahead
Forecast for January 2010 to January 2011
If You Were Born Today, January 8: You have a strong sense of purpose and responsibility. You easily feel guilty, and are often found weighing pros and cons, as you are able to see both sides to any situation. While you are sensitive and naturally retiring, you are also very aware of your reputation and image, and will rise to most challenges. Others might not know that you have a competitive streak, and you can be quite stubborn. Famous people born today: Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Stephen Hawking, Soupy Sales, Sarah Polley.
Your Birthday Year Forecast: The Sun in harmonious aspect to the Moon in your Solar Return chart is a pleasant aspect, suggesting that your domestic and career needs are not in competition with one another this year. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
The Sun conjunct Venus in your Solar Return chart places a strong emphasis on your social relationships, love, romance, and pleasure this year. These matters are tied to your ego and pride. You more readily and naturally employ charm this year, and you are generally quite likable and easygoing during this period of your life.
With both bodies also conjunct the North Node of the Moon, you are very likely to attract loving relationships and/or new warm social contacts into your life. Your popularity is likely to increase, and you may assume some kind of leadership role. This is an excellent influence for negotiations, marriage, teamwork, and business partnerships. Through your contacts with others, you are encouraged to grow.
Mars in creative aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart means that it is easier than usual to break free from habits that have previously held you back from going after what you want in life. However, with Mars in awkward angle to both the Sun and Venus, you should watch for passive aggressive behavior. You may be struggling with asserting yourself directly this year.
Mercury conjunct Pluto and square Saturn suggests that you are likely to gain some perhaps profound new insights into your life this year. You can be especially persuasive and convincing in your communications, whether written or oral, and your perceptions are especially acute. You are inclined to do a lot of “digging”, researching, analyzing, investigating, and getting to the bottom of things. Increased psychological awareness of yourself and others can benefit you greatly, and employing strategy in your decision making is easier than usual this year. Try to avoid coming on too strong with your opinions. You are hungry for deeper meaning, but a suspicious attitude, or making mountains out of molehills, won’t serve you well. Mercury governs speech, and you will need to watch what and how you communicate. Something you write or say could lead to opposition from others. Your need to investigate and read between the lines is strong this year. It’s best used for research and increased awareness of psychological motivations, both of others and yourself. Some difficulties and delays with communications are likely. Your thoughts are quite sober at times, and you should do your best to avoid negative thinking. It’s a strong year for recognizing flaws and errors. As long as you don’t forget the “big picture”, you could find you are motivated to channel your mental energy into tasks that require structured and organized thought, tackling projects that you may have found too mundane or downright boring in other years. It’s a strong year for polishing your skills and formal learning.
Saturn is square to Pluto in your Solar Return chart. This suggests a need for you to come to terms with your own powers of authority and your effectiveness. Power struggles, frustration, and manipulation are possible themes this year. You may desire change, but feel blocked by others or by circumstances. Alternatively, you may be attempting to resist change that is inevitable. Persistence will pay off in the end, and the need to adjust your expectations becomes obvious.
Jupiter conjunct Chiron and Neptune in your Solar Return chart suggests that idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses have more significance in your life this year. You may experience an increased need for greater understanding, wisdom, and awareness, as well as increased interest in the healing arts and holistic health this year. It may be a time during which you reconsider or revamp your personal belief system. Everyday, ordinary life may not always satisfy, as you hunger for a more idealistic life.
A more sociable year than usual is ahead of you, perhaps at times at the expense of work and responsibilities! You will need to avoid letting opportunities slip by due to indecision or fear of asserting your needs and wants. New connections can be made that help you to move forward and to grow. Openness to change is a valuable asset this year. Major restructuring of your life will help you to clear your head and to get your priorities straight.
2010 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
2011 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to deal with practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are generally not formed in a Four personal year. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by astrologer Annie and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.