By Kelly BensonSpecial the Star
Sat., Dec. 25, 2021timer9 min. read
ARIES (March 20-April 19)
Career Path You’re cooking with gas! Inspiring connections with others will benefit you as important people cross your path and new friendships are forged. Business ties and working alliances will confirm that your contributions are making a difference. People in places of influence will notice your progress.
Home and Family Time spent with children will energize you and ignite your own childlike nature to play. New sports and hobbies, and new avenues of interest will keep you engaged. This is a fortuitous time to welcome new members to the family through marriage or birth. As your family circle expands, so will your heart.
Earthly Delights Relationships that aren’t working will change in one way or another. Old systems and patterns are melting away as you raise the bar for what you want. Trust and authenticity are two big themes this year. Travel to entertaining destinations with a special someone will keep your interest piqued.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Career Path: This year you are more interested in the work itself than getting credit for a job well done. (Others will notice you.) Expect recognition for your hard work and take the credit when the time comes. Remember that others will benefit you this year. You are reaping the seeds that you previously planted.
Home and Family: You will find it easier to express yourself emotionally this year. Because lovers and marriage partners will be more sympathetic, reconnecting with them will happen naturally and fluidly. New relationships that begin this year will be mentally stimulating and adventurous.
Earthly Delights: Opportunities to travel with a good friend or colleague are likely. One-to-one encounters with others will be empowering and enlightening. New relationships that begin now might be with someone who shares your family values and work ethic. This means yours will be a powerfully bonding year.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Career Path: You are approaching a time of harvest as Saturn, the taskmaster, climbs through your ninth house. This means 2023 will be based on the building momentum that you demonstrate this year. You can see now with more clarity where you want to take things and what goal is within your reach. People in positions of influence will help you.
Home and Family: Reach out to those you admire and ask for their advice because people in high places, as well as family and like-minded souls, are more amenable to you now. Run your ideas up the flagpole; you might be surprised by the support you receive. Be gracious and say “thank you.”
Earthly Delights: Your charismatic nature is magnetic this year. Opportunities to travel with a friend or partner might present themselves. Keep a bag packed for any spontaneous outing that comes your way. You’re willing to share your vulnerable nature with someone, which makes this a rich year for heartfelt communications.
CANCER (June 20-July 22)
Career Path: You might have felt pushed to your limits in 2021, especially concerning responsibilities with dependants, partners and co-workers. However, your ability to manage difficult situations has grown tremendously. This year you are better positioned to hone your craft. Bosses, teachers and VIPs will admire you, which is why you will get recognition for your hard work.
Home and Family: Friends in high places are ready to do favours for you this year. This is an excellent time to champion an idea or get others on board with your vision. You’re thinking outside the box and being experimental. Enjoy brainstorming sessions with people who support your creative nature.
Earthly Delights: Exciting connections with others will delight you this year. You feel more at ease and ready to show your fondness for someone. You will welcome affection from others. As your trust in others grows this will open the door to new relationships. Romance with someone from another culture or different background is likely.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)
Career Path: While you may have experienced and will continue to experience frustrations on the job front, some of these are now revealed to be opportunities. Finally, the universe is becoming supportive to you in material terms. In addition, events will help you get in touch with your deep values. You will know what you need and how to get it. Key alliances and partnerships will also help you achieve your goals. If you choose your alliances wisely, they won’t let you down.
Home and Family: Redecorating, renovations and DIY projects around the home will get your juices flowing this year. You might find yourself hosting parties, which in turn inspires you to shine up the place. Travel to unusual places might also shift you to embrace new ideas and customs.
Earthly Delights: Personal connections will be intense this year. Relationships that have weathered this test are to be cherished. New romances will be mentally stimulating and exciting. You might attract a lover who has something to teach you. (Or you might fall in love with a teacher?)
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Career Path: Material and financial changes for the better are possible because you will see improvements across the board. Enhanced earnings will most likely mean a ripening or a harvest related to your investments. Joint enterprises can prove profitable; therefore, be open to forming working units. Interesting job opportunities will cross your path. Remember, luck favours the prepared.
Home and Family: Fresh activities and new interests will get your attention this year. You might initiate long-range projects. You might start a new business, return to school or expand your studies. Your connection with family and relatives will reinforce family values. You’re embarking on a new cycle, one to which you will be deeply committed.
Earthly Delights: As you create more security in your life you will be keen to expand your horizons. You might be busy with travel, exciting diversions and flirtations. This is the perfect year to pick up an instrument or explore a new hobby. New philosophies and belief systems will appeal.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
Career Path: Your daily environment at work will be happier this year because opportunities and exciting work-related projects are coming your way. Relations with co-workers and authority figures will be easier. You can also expand your craft or upgrade your training. Bosses, teachers, parents and VIPs are impressed.
Home and Family: This year your physical well-being will improve. You will naturally crave healthier foods and care more about your body. Your energy levels will be high, allowing you to be more available to your family. Close connections with others are blessed as you feel more at home spiritually and emotionally.
Earthly Delights: You might experience an increased connection and commitment in the form of a relationship: a marriage, a birth, a new home or moving with a partner to a new community. These experiences will be bonding. Single Librans may meet someone older, more experienced or grounding. In general, you will feel more serious about love experiences.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
Career Path: You can now see the results of projects you started several years ago. Some, you have outgrown; others are still bearing positive fruit. This is the time to take new risks, especially ones that put you front and centre. It’s time to honour what you need from this world and go after it. You’re preparing for a new cycle of growth.
Home and Family: “Young at heart” is your theme this year. Exciting social occasions, creative pursuits and fun times with children will delight. A vacation is in order. Travel for pleasure is possible (start saving now). Take the time to work on your own artistic ideas. Find new avenues of creative expression.
Earthly Delights: This year you are more than ready to express yourself. Love relationships will expand your range of experience. Married Scorpios can expect their love life to be more playful and creative. Single Scorpios might meet someone from a radically different background who opens up a whole new world.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 21)
Career Path: You’re ready to up your game this year and your adventurous nature will help you do this. Review and reassess your long-term goals. Take stock and figure out what is working and what isn’t. Try out new ideas and practices to push you into new areas socially and professionally.
Home and Family: This year you feel confident in your ability to provide and care for yourself and make a lovely home. You may feel the urge to relocate or explore renovations or DIY projects. Family connections are blessed. Plan on a happier home with more entertaining.
Earthly Delights: You will feel more connected and generous with those you love, making this a good year for committed relationships. Love relationships that begin now may be rooted in family values and a deep appreciation of love and nurturing. Meetups and exciting encounters are likely at weddings, birthdays and playful functions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
Career Path: This year you can get a promotion or a new professional role because the seeds you planted over the past few years are starting to bear fruit. You’re more than capable of rising to the challenge. You’re ready to expand your horizons, and you have the discipline and the vision to see things through.
Home and Family: There will be a sense of excitement and delight in your day-to-day relationships. This is a strong year to build (and rebuild) connections with relatives, neighbours, co-workers and your community. Your efforts in writing, teaching, studying and training can go well. It’s a great time to learn a new language.
Earthly Delights: You’re more comfortable expressing your thoughts and concerns with loved ones this year. This is a wonderful time to be honest about your deeper aspirations and share those precious dreams with someone. New love relationships that start now will be intellectually stimulating and exciting. You come across as confident and sure about what you want.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Career Path: Breakthroughs are on the menu. You’re eager to invest in yourself and your future. It’s time to get any training you might need to help you achieve your career goals. You might travel in pursuit of education or spiritual insights. You might also make a major investment this year.
Home and Family: Changes on the home front are likely since you’re ready for growth and change. Family dynamics are set to shift as you finally disengage from stuck patterns and old mindsets. Enjoy this fresh energy. Renovations and DIY projects are exciting as you claim new territory for yourself.
Earthly Delights: This year your sensual nature is heightened. This can manifest as art projects and increased creative expression as well as romance and lovemaking. Romantic occasions and flirtations put a bounce in your step. Existing relationships can hit new heights, while unattached Aquarians may meet a worthwhile mate.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Career Path: As Jupiter moves through your sign until May and then again in the autumn, you will attract opportunities, favourable experiences and influential people. You will outgrow old beliefs and thinking. This is a strong year for career growth that brings more security and access to resources.
Home and Family: This is a wonderful time to share your hopes and dreams with others. Family members are receptive and willing to support your ideas. This year you’re likely to experience many family excursions and visits from out-of-town relatives. Enjoy family trips as well.
Earthly Delights: A committed relationship can become more solidified this year. A joint purchase or investment (such as a home) is likely. Unattached Pisceans easily attract partners because your optimism is contagious. Enjoy making new friends and acquaintances.
Kelly Benson is an astrologer, Tarot reader and heart-centred counsellor who is passionate about helping others achieve greater insight, personal awareness, acceptance, and to lovingly embrace the life they’re creating. Her horoscope columns have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online publications. Kelly resides in Vancouver with her sons and a golden retriever named Charlie.