Ask the Astrologer: What’s new for me in 2011?

By Christopher Renstrom

My birth date is January 30, 1967 and I live in Piscataway, NJ.  There have been a lot of changes for me this year.  I am on a new career path, will be leaving my marriage, got rid of some toxic relationships and so on.  I was wondering what is in store for me in 2011?

There is a lot to look forward to in 2011—once you get passed the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction on January 4, 2011. The reason why your life has been so topsy-turvy since September 2010 is because these two planets have been triggering a very important opposition in your horoscope. They have been forcing you to make a break with the past (this has been building for two years) and to set your sights on a different direction. This energy peaks on January 4, 2011 and will last through January 22, 2011.

On March 11, 2011your Ruling Planet Uranus will enter the zodiac sign of Aries. Aries is the zodiac sign of the spring equinox and Uranus here shows you making a fresh start of things. It will give you the kind of confidence you need to pursue a new path along with the single-minded focus necessary to take on steep challenges—and to succeed. March through June looks like it will be a very busy period when you will be juggling a lot of concerns and priorities. Remember to breathe during this period and to keep on going. “Reinvention” is one of those words that looks good on paper but can prove to be a very long and exhausting process.

Thankfully Jupiter enters Taurus on June 3, 2011. Not only will this give you more physical strength and endurance, but it will also put more money in your pocket—as long as you use it to set up the foundations of your new life. Jupiter is connected to prosperity and higher purpose, but that prosperity only comes through working in tandem with your higher purpose. It’s not just prosperity for prosperity’s sake—which is where people can run into trouble when Jupiter energy comes into play in their lives. They think they’re being given a free ride from the Stars and that’s just not the case. But if you think of the Jupiter in Taurus energy that will be coursing through your horoscope from June 3, 2010 to August 30, 2011 as the Universe “investing” in your life, then you will find money available when you need it as long as it’s in service to rebuilding your new life and career.

The only thing to watch out for is a case of the jitters when Uranus retrogrades down to the early degrees of Aries in October and November 2011. This will be a time when you experience unexpected delays or a drop in momentum. It may be when you question your bold decisions and wonder if you should slow down and put things off for another time. Don’t. You are clearly on the right life path and need to keep doing what you’re doing. Constancy of purpose is important during this time as is maintaining faith in yourself. Keep pursuing that life you’ve always wanted to live and you will see it materialize in 2012.


This article was originally published on December 27, 2010.