Rock Stars: Guitar World Horoscopes, Week of January 30, 2012
Sagittarius, you can make enough money in January to last you for all of 2012 (perhaps the rest of your life, if you play your cards right). There is an auspicious combination of Uranus activating your creativity sector with the Sun in your second house of money and finances that makes January extremely lucky for you. Saturn in Libra teaches the lesson that you need to learn to balance your reliance on others for your own success. Another lesson you may learn is to stop blaming others for your problems, especially in your career. Mars’ retrograde in Virgo will prompt you to take a long hard look at yourself and take responsibility for your own decisions. Take control of your destiny in 2012, and start by making the hard decisions. Don’t flake out or bow out; and most importantly of all: don’t burn out.
Theme Song: “Money” by Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon, Capitol, 1973)
It’s your time of the year, Capricorn, with the Sun in your sign. This year brings major changes on the home front, as the very foundations of all that you hold dear and stable domestically begin to shake under your feet. Rather than look outward for the causes, Mars’ retrograde later in the month forces you to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Pluto has been transiting Capricorn for some time, and continues its long trek through Capricorn, so your journey is just beginning. As you adjust to the utter transformational powers of Pluto this year, Saturn puts your actions in the spotlight – for good or bad. If you have worked hard and accomplished important milestones, you will be rewarded. If you have been making excuses and not taking responsibility for your life, Saturn will force you to do so.
Theme Song: ”Shake Your Foundations” by AC/DC (Fly on the Wall, Atlantic, 1985)
You may need to turn inward and address deep emotional issues as the Sun transits your twelfth house, stirring up your deepest feelings and sharpening your psychic abilities. You feel closer than ever to friends and co-conspirators, you have the ability to almost read their minds. No matter the distances that separate you, you are able to connect on a deep level with friends, romantic interests and family members. Rather than fall back into your somewhat aloof Aquarian detachment, in January, express your feelings for the important people in your life (no matter how sappy you think they may sound). Doing so will make a major difference when Mars goes retrograde later in the month, stirring the depths of your soul and connecting you with your deepest emotions.
Theme Song: “I Can See for Miles” by The Who (The Who Sell Out, Polydor, 1967)
Uranus is finally left your Sun sign, Aquarius, and as you get used to the luxury of not having this unpredictable (although exciting) planet hovering over your every move you will regain confidence in yourself – and your work. Clearly and effectively communicating your emotions and thoughts is absolutely essential in January, or else a one-on-one partnership will blow up in your face when Mars goes retrograde at the end of the month. Rely on your friends for support in all aspects of your life, especially when it comes to a shoulder to cry on. If you are confused about an important decision you have to make, don’t be afraid to turn to a trusted friend or family member for advice. Just be sure to inform anyone else’s advice with your own intuitive sense of the situation.
Theme Song: “Let it Bleed” by The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed, ABKCO, 1969)
Margaret Santangelo is a New York City-based freelance writer and astrologer specializing in the astrology of rock and roll. She has been a contributor to Guitar World, XXL, CosmoGirl!, Seventeen and other publications over the past 15 years.