- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 30, 2009-Jan. 5, 2010
This Week: Happy New Year! Welcome 2010! Although we are currently in the mix of the last of four Mercury retrogrades this year, we will be blessed with a very special blue wishing moon Dec. 31. Two full moons within one month are very rare; hence comes the saying “once in a blue moon.” Take time out this New Year’s Eve to meditate on all of your goals, dreams and ambitions for the year 2010. Allow the blessings of this full moon to help you find your way to a prosperous and emotionally fulfilling New Year. Never fear, Mercury will go direct Jan. 15. I wish you all a blessed New Year!
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—The year starts out a bit slow. However, this also gives you time to catch up on forgotten aspects that have been piling up in a corner and annoying the hell out of you. You will begin to see a breakthrough financially as well as personally mid-February. Changes within your work or residence will be on the forefront by summer. As you work your way into fall, finances become a dynamic force in your life.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)—A shift within your career will create countless blessings for you this year. Whether this comes at you from out of the blue or this is a well-thought-out plan, you will reap the benefits of your actions in 2010. Additional training or education may be part of your long-term goals. Expect success, even though you may have had a major setback in the fall of 2009. Your romantic sector will also see shifts and changes as well. By the end of 2010, you will experience unconditional love, possibly for the first time.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Expect this year to be filled with plenty of changes and surprises. Many Geminis have experienced a tremendous amount of loss over the past few years and have had a terrible time emotionally recouping from this. These aspects have affected every element of your life, and may have even encouraged some self-destructive behavior along the way. As 2010 arrives, it is almost as though something has washed the windshield in your heart and mind clean and clear. The New Year arrives with many opportunities for love and financial success. By summer, a lucky charm arrives on your doorstep.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—For my dear “crabby” friends, 2010 allows you to live in the present. In 2009 and part of 2008, many of you have put yourself in positions to want the unobtainable. Perhaps this was your own secret way of staying within your shell and not allowing yourself to get hurt. Early on in 2010, you will begin to realize this was hurting you even more, waiting and not really living your life to its fullest potential. As you begin to blast out of the starting gate, you are able to see this “dark horse” will cross the finish line of all of your own heart’s desires. Happy New Year!
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—Sometimes we spend so much time worrying about the future, we are unable to see the gifts of the here and now right in front of us. In 2009, you spent way too much time and energy on worry. As a result of this, you did not truly enjoy your life. Make a conscious effort in 2010 to take each day as it comes and find the humor and beauty in what life has to offer. As you begin to make a habit out of this, you will immediately see shifts and changes arrive for the better within your life. Finances will be a major focus this year. You will be blessed with emotional and financial gain from many unexpected sources. Use your magic wisely this year, and watch your temper.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—As you begin to reflect on 2009, you will realize you may have hitched your wagon to the wrong pony. Surrounding yourself with addictive or emotionally unstable individuals did not suit you very well. Even if you thought you could enlighten them or “fix” them somehow, you are finding out that this is work they need to do on their own. Start this year out with your own self-awareness, and concentrate on improving the quality of your own life. Try not to beat yourself up for poor judgment calls; they are what they are.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—This is a great year to begin a down-sizing effort within your lifestyle. Over the past few years, you may have taken a little bit more than you can chew. As a result of this, there isn’t really a lot of time to enjoy what matters to you most. Clear away individuals or physical possessions that take up too much of your valuable time and energy. You will feel lighter and more spiritual as you move into 2010. This will also open doors to socialize with those of like mind and spirit. This New Year promises to bring great new connections for you; all you have to do is make some room.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—Finances and career aspects have been a very difficult journey for you in 2008 and 2009. You’ve worked so hard, and it feels as though you are just spinning your wheels. What this has done for your self-esteem has not helped you, either. As we step into 2010, make sure you leave those dark days in the past. You have a lot to offer, and 2010 promises to arrive with opportunities from all directions. This is your year to shine—emotionally, financially and spiritually.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You’ve spent a good portion of 2009 flying under the radar and making ends meet. Many of you may have felt pulled in so many different directions that you could never really think straight. As you begin your New Year, you will be launched into the spotlight, drawing to you an element of fame that has been a bit dormant for quite some time. You will reap the benefits of these aspects with beauty and grace. Trust me when I say this will be a record year for you financially. Make sure you take some time out to play.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—Romantic elements may have been on a flat line for you in 2009. However, you can expect all of that to change in 2010. Even those of you who are in a loving relationship already may have felt the passion slip a bit because of physical ailments or worry. Your personal life will align and shine this year. If you are alone, you can expect new love to arrive. If you are already in a committed loving relationship, you can expect it to step up quite a few notches in 2010. As we all know, when love is a driving force in our lives, everything else just falls into place. Happy New Year!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—You begin this year giving birth to a new form of spiritual self, coming back to your roots with peacefulness. In 2009, many Aquarians felt a bit lost, not knowing what direction to take or, worse yet, making a job out of a lost soul and losing themselves in the process. You come to the conclusion that the Titanic is sinking, and you do get on the lifeboat after all. With the fresh perspective kicking in by your birthday, you have the world by the tail in 2010. Get some rest along the way. This is going to be a busy year.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—This year starts out with opportunities for expansion and growth. Make sure this is about your quality of life and not your waistline. There was so much worry in 2009 regarding finance and the welfare of loved ones that it took a toll on you emotionally. Sometimes the more we try to take a crowbar to things, the more complicated they become. Faith and simplicity are keys this year. Visualize exactly what you want and need out of life, and just trust that it will be there. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. Happy New Year!
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 30, 2009 – Jan. 5, 2010 issue