You’re paying more careful attention to partnerships this year while Jupiter transits through your solar 7th house. If you’re single, you may have more options in partnerships than you’ve experienced for a long while, and you’re not likely to be willing to compromise on your requirements if you decide to make a commitment. Your standards are high, and you can attract someone who engenders and deserves your respect. Existing partnerships can prosper during this cycle, and you may have more reasons to show your gratitude or feel more stimulated to extend your support. Many times, this cycle is associated with a partner’s advancement.
A partnership begun or contractual agreement achieved this year can have far-reaching effects. You also may find yourself more involved in social activities, and whether they’re purely pleasurable or associated with business, they can provide an excellent forum to strengthen your influence and gain others’ support.
Avoid a tendency to become too egocentric now, since others may grow tired of any self-aggrandizing. Others can offer good feedback on how you present yourself, and this is a great time to seek professional advice or support. You’re also in a good position to assess and meet the demands of any competitors, particularly if your career involves taking on challenges from others. You may even find that those who were once your primary detractors are now your allies.
The eclipses emphasize a dilemma centered on reaching a balance between career and home demands, and you’re likely to find that you frequently feel caught in the middle of two veiy insistent taskmasters. The overriding pressure may come from your need to create the comfort and stability allowing you to feel safe facing the tasks of building a career. This is an excellent time to set priorities, and you are in a great position to get in touch with your deeper feelings. From this viewpoint, make an effort to determine what you actually need. Eliminate messages arising from what others say you need, and listen to your inner voice.
Your family of origin may play a larger role, and you can feel bogged down with family traditions. Yet you are faced with the task of determining the best ways to honor these traditions while continuing to move forward in your personal growth. If you’re taking on a leadership role within your family now, you have a chance to satisfy their needs, but also must rely on your ability to acknowledge and respect your own needs. Situations that have been building to a crisis within your family also are likely to reach their peak in April and October. These can be periods of positive changes, but may involve difficulties, particularly if you or your family have refused to deal with family needs in a responsible manner.