January 8 Birthday Horoscope 2016-2017
If Today is Your Birthday: January 8
The Year Ahead
Forecast for January 2016 to January 2017
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:
Jupiter continues to transit in trine to your Sun until July, and you have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn (although you may have felt this since October 2015). This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a strong time to further your education. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
Uranus has finished its challenging transit to your Sun, and this suggests less instability overall, although you are likely to make some calculated changes.
Venus conjuncts Saturn and squares Neptune around the time of your birthday this year. Uncertainty in Venus-ruled areas of life (romance, social life, and finances) can be a theme at times this year, but this does not necessarily point to financial or romantic losses, by all means. It might point to, for example, a variable income that goes with the territory of self-employment, or a relationship that isn’t quite as settled as you’d like it to be yet.
Saturn asks you to be responsible, hard working, dutiful, and serious when it comes to finances and/or close relationships. Neptune, on the other hand, places a veil over your eyes, and seduces you into believing what you want to believe rather than what really is. You need to assess areas of your life that have become dysfunctional and, in the process, you may need to sacrifice a material benefit for a spiritual good (or vice versa). You are learning a valuable spiritual lesson that will help you to put your priorities in better perspective. Spiritual, artistic, or musical endeavors can be helpful, but you may need to find a better balance between responsibility and extracurricular activities. Aim to come to a stronger sense of reality and purpose, particularly with your finances, romantic, or social relationships. A romance may be solidified or an attachment to an older or more mature partner could be part of the picture. Some caution with your personal finances and regarding your social relationships is in order. Most importantly, you should do your best to watch out for tendencies towards self-deception.
Overall, however, you can experience more popularity or a stronger interest in others and making connections. This is a year of general fortune through your relationships and meetings.
There may be a little more tension or possibly more frequent arguments in the period ahead with a Mercury-Mars square in your Solar Return chart, however. You can be particularly impatient with vagueness. However, if this energy is applied well, you may simply enjoy a more active mind that strives for clarity. This can be a good year to eliminate wasteful activities. Be careful to avoid sharp or cutting speech and aggressive driving. Engage yourself in debates or studies that stimulate and motivate you.
There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in your relationships this year. You are taking love seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters, but do watch for putting too much energy into dysfunctional situations.
You are more inclined to act upon your intuition this year, and your creative impulses are potent. You have an influence with you that acts to soften your disposition, smoothing out some of the tension in your life. At times, you will have a “what will be, will be” attitude. Dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment are favored. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Pay attention to your gut feelings, which will, more often than not, give you valuable information. If you are involved in sales, you will be able to tune into your client’s inner desires and motivations.
There is a freeing, optimistic attitude with you this year that keeps you from sweating the small stuff too much. There is good energy this year for mental interests and focus, although you should watch for overreaching and tension from thinking or worrying too much. Find ways to relax and unwind in order to minimize stress, and avoid communicating too quickly when you’re agitated. You are generally optimistic and devoted. Take better care of money and resources so that you don’t overlook important details.
2016 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2017 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
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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 Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.