2010 YEAR AHEAD FORECAST
BY TIM STEPHENS
Someday, time will pass so swiftly that a century’s bulk
will seem slight as a day’s. On a nearer horizon (200 years) linear thought,
“language,” and word-based religions such as Christianity and Islam will
disappear. We’ll use hieroglyphics (look at your computer screen) and experience
fluid, mobile “spiritualism.”
2010 takes a giant step in these directions. Spiritual
communications expand. New waves of seekers will travel to India or Mecca or
Jerusalem. Big films, ocean voyages, big boats, UFO stories and New Age
nostalgia will proliferate. Many films and books will have little plot, much
nuance. (A wee step in the disintegration of linear thought.) Nursing schools
fill to capacity. Compassion becomes a media catch phrase: donors give big.
Optical advances, new death row techniques and Pentagon war machines arrive.
Obama’s Afghan surge (predicted here, folks) will bring
intense war to June. Then the question will arise: quit, or start a full-scale
war? If Obama (or anyone) starts another surge June 5/6, he’ll win. But martial
resolve sputters. It will return in 2011, in full body armour.
2010 through 2012 will be known as the time of liberal
ascension and statesmanship, of May-December marriages, and of another economic
dislocation similar to the 9/11 and 07/08 ones. The looming crisis (hey, when
isn’t there a crisis?) brings a re-structuring of government, medicine, health
care (old news) research, atomic and germ/chemical warfare issues, and sexual
politics. Men and women face a new relationship paradigm. Sex becomes practical,
sweet, and respectful. Hmm – might work.
We should all avoid starting new projects January 1 to
14, April 17 to May 10, August 19 to September 11, and December 9 to 29..
- (March 21-April 19)
2010 is a quiet year, Aries.
You’ll welcome the relief from recent stressful times. In
2008, you entered a 17-year cycle of pressure and change
affecting your career, reputation, and marital status. Last
year, these demands either worked against you, or forced you
into action. In 2010, your career and business projects flow
positively. Smooth results come almost without effort. This
is a fine year to invest, fulfill obligations, seek
employment, and deal with institutions, government agencies,
and “head office.”
You will benefit from research, contemplation, vacations,
and therapy or counselling. Seek spiritual growth. This is
your time to heal emotionally and psychologically, to put
old ghosts to rest.
Cupid’s sizzling arrow flies a slightly wobbly course
January/February. His love barbs go straight to your heart
from March to June – and in August, a month that could bring
a stunning new person, marriage or co-habitation with an
earlier love. A break-up is possible if you’ve been unhappy.
Accept a difference in ages.
This autumn brings a significant financial change – a good
one if you’ve worked hard!
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
delights and new friends boost your happiness in 2010!
You’ll attend more parties and entertainment venues.
Your optimism will soar sky-high, you’ll sense new
opportunities around you. They’ll spring up
everywhere, like tulip spikes in an early garden. The
best of these opportunities will involve: sex and a
lifestyle commitment (e.g., making babies if you’re a
young couple), large finances (investments or debt
reduction) international travel, higher education,
cultural involvements, or a legal matter. In every
case, your ability to socialize, to enjoy friends,
will both reveal and cement these opportunities.
Light romance thrives for singles. This year offers an
intimate affair without strings. If you want strings,
then state your case honestly. But do not begin
co-habiting with anyone before June 7 – it would
create long-term friction. Wait. Employment affairs
might drag on, or overburden you before April and
August onward; being philosophical lightens this.
Be quiet, spiritual and charitable this summer.
Contemplate and plan. The autumn – right into next
year – brings an unusual love and relationship
development. You might decide to marry.
- (May 21-June 20)
Your career prospects
sparkle in 2010, Gemini. You will enjoy the favour of
bosses, parents, VIPs and authorities. If you have a
court case pending, you’ll probably win. Your
reputation, community status and/or renown will rise –
with buoyant good-will attached! A social aspiration
could come true this summer – or you might experience
just a whisper of gratification, a promise that the
”big wish” will be fulfilled in 2011.
Work hard. Display your talents to higher-ups. Propose
projects, and when you’re given the green light,
accelerate into them. Your success quotient is
Communications, paperwork and short travel continue at
a hectic pace January to June. But much of this will
be wasted before March 9, so save your significant
efforts for the spring. Financial, sexual and
practical situations from the past need to be cleared
up. New investments are stable, durable and good.
The first half of 2010 features light, friendly
romance. Love (and a gratifying physical bond) might
develop with someone of a different generation. Don’t
move into a new home in June or July.
- (June 21-July 22)
More money than usual
flows to you the first half of 2010. Bank it – reject
“harmless” urges to spend it into nothingness!
Chances to travel abroad occur at least twice this
year – go! You’ll encounter buoyant, expansive
conditions in higher education, religion/philosophy,
cultural venues, love, and legal affairs.
Unfortunately, “expansion” in legal areas can be bad
news for you, and another BMW for your lawyer. Avoid
The summer brings either a very beneficial early
development in career, business or work arenas, or
merely the hint, the promise, of benefits to come in
Love shines a major light all year. If single, you
might fall in love with a true life-mate. If already
in love, you could wed. Love arises swiftly with
foreign-born people, in far-off lands, schools, law
offices, transportation hubs, libraries, cultural
venues and food fairs.
Your relationships entered a new, powerful phase in
2008, lasting to 2024. You will have to be diplomatic,
sharing, and accept someone’s deep stubbornness. But
the pay-off can be truer love than you’ve known for
(July 23-Aug. 22)
You’ve been on fire
since last autumn – glowing with romance, heated with
anger, or lit with enthusiasm for scholarship, far
travel, or a publishing, religious or cultural
project. You might be involved in a significant
lawsuit. Whatever it is, this fire will continue until
early June. It gives you new determination, it now or
later increases your understanding, and it certainly
makes life exciting. But don’t burn up your substance,
Leo – avoid exhaustion, heat stress, and heart strain.
You could encounter delays or mild set-backs in all
these matters (romance, law, travel, etc.) before
March 10. So act after this date. Although love is
certainly possible, even prominent in 2010, it could
be sidetracked by wayward urges and attractions. If
you value a present relationship, don’t respond to the
seductive signals of a tempter. Young couples might
welcome a baby.
Money flows swiftly to you June and July – bank it,
ignore subconscious urges to spend. 2010 offers
splendid investment opportunities, especially January
to March, and December. You’ll gain from research,
therapy, and lifestyle changes this year.
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Huge luck fills your
relationships in 2010. If single, you could marry and
start a new home. Contracts, associations, new clients
or partners could raise your profile and your bank
balance. If you’re an artist, writer or performer,
your renown will increase – fame is possible!
Opportunities abound, but each one is tied to a
relationship – or to relocation. Be eager to join, be
friendly, sharing, loving. What you give will rebound
luckily. An independent, selfish approach will net
opposition and refusal, poor luck and lack of
opportunity. Divorce can also occur; but this could be
beneficial in the long run.
You might relocate to a splendid, cheerful new home.
Other practical advances might be tied to real estate.
Be frugal; your income might temporarily slow.
The summer could bring a powerful sexual attraction or
a great investment – either one, however, might be
difficult to actually accomplish; if so, it’s merely a
hint of bigger things to come in 2011.
Until June, protect your health from fire and
infection. In June/July, intimate adventures might
need “drugstore protection!”
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Domestic, real estate,
security and retirement areas grow super-serious.
You’ll fare well if you realize change is inevitable.
Make significant decisions and set your course for the
You’ll have more work this year, perhaps much more.
But it’s a poor time to seek favours from bosses and
VIPs, or to climb ambition’s ladder. Keep a low
profile and avoid changing careers. Don’t ”tempt” a
judge or other authority.
Until June, optimistic relationships and delicious
social prospects put a smile on your face. If you’re
unattached, a former partner might return to pique
your feelings January/February. A new partnership
prospect faces you mid-March to early June. If you met
someone in 2009, consider keeping him/her! This summer
might bring you a taste of love’s big new 2011
horizons. If you’re married, the first half of 2010
creates much social fun, laughter and love. The summer
brings a hint of future relocations – and of future
splits, if you’re unhappy.
Money flows this autumn. Bank it – spending’s unlucky!
A former health issue might resurface. Get a doctor’s
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Romance that blossoms
too easily can bear seeds of boredom. Scorpio, if
you’re unattached, the truest, deepest love(s) of your
life are slated to enter from 2011 to 2025. But if
there ever was an exception, or a splendid “run up” to
that true love period, 2010 qualifies. Don’t avoid
romance this year; just be wise about its future.
Amour is likely with someone in your field. Your
sexual prowess/magnetism glows in June/July and
mid-September to December. An old flame might appear
April/May or August to November. Married folks will
have a loving year; kids are a delight!
You’ll profit by taking a risk. Creativity,
speculation, pleasure and beauty call – and reward.
Don’t let frustrations on the work scene lead to a
blow-up the first five months. The very person or
project that irks you will boost your reputation
and/or increase your income. Your job-related will
power surges in October; use it wisely. Money
interests blossom in November – grab some, and don’t
Make a confidential friend rather than letting your
secretive tendencies hold sway.
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your domestic luck soars
this year! This can translate to great gains from
property dealings, rental luck, a baby, co-habiting
with someone cozy, family joy and peace.
The same benevolent influence urges you to establish a
retirement program (or retire) ensure your children’s
future security, garden, expand security holdings, or
heal your own heart and soul. Therapy undertaken now
will pay dividends for the rest of your life. Settle
into your thoughts: Tap your compass and adjust your
life direction. Decide who/what should accompany you
in the next ten years, and who/what shouldn’t – the
latter will drop away painlessly.
Don’t chase romance January/February. It will find
you, if it’s meant to be. DON’T start a lawsuit. Both
love and law – and scholarship, and international
travel – leap forward this spring! Someone who argues,
June/July, desires union. (It wouldn’t work.) Your
hormones dance in November. But be restful all year –
know 2011 holds giant love, compared to now.
Keep your head down at work June/July. Don’t feel
nostalgic about an old kind of employment – you’re
going somewhere else!
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’ll mull over a
significant sexual, financial or lifestyle choice the
first two months. Act on this March onward, not
before. It involves security, property or a domestic
situation, and will demand a commitment. One
complication: don’t move into a new home before June
6. (2011 will favour buying one.) Whether you change
your life now or not, deep, good change is coming; it
will revitalize you and your love connections.
Wanderlust and curiosity enrich this year. Follow your
whims, hunches: you’ll discover places, casual
relationships and information that will inspire
fortunate lifestyle choices.
Relationships are very sexual the first half, but a
more romantic vibe fills April to September. An old
flame might appear, the same six months. Friends fill
your life September to December. (Be willing to change
friends.) Light-hearted flirtation could lead to a
deep bond. But don’t marry this year – you’ll see why,
if you do.
Money’s neither lucky nor unlucky in 2010 – you have a
free hand. But February’s good for earning, and
October’s great for your career ambitions – charge
A bounty of money will
pour upon you in 2010. It might come only once, an
unexpected bonanza, lucrative overtime, perhaps the
sale of a house or machinery. Or money luck might
spread itself out via a pay raise, or swelling
business or client income – and place you on a plateau
of increased income for many years. Either way, bend
your efforts toward filling your pockets!
The intense relationship vibes of last autumn/winter
continue to early June. You could face passionate love
or hot anger, laughing friendship or bristling enmity.
To a large degree (over half!) the choice is yours.
You radiate an irresistible quality near your
birthday. An old neighbour could inspire your
affection in May. Your sexual side rouses June/July,
while August/September could bring a strong suitor, a
legal affair, far travel, or an education – or any
combination thereof. All these entail a deep
Be patient on the home front August through October.
Don’t move into a new home mid-September through
October. Deep things might stir in December – be
alert, ask discreet questions.
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’ll love 2012,
Pisces! The best personal luck in over a decade
envelopes you all year. You’ll be cheerful, humorous,
confident, and ready to tackle the whole world. (You
might travel internationally.) But remain humble –
don’t preach to the less lucky!
For the biggest success, steer your efforts toward
career and business ambitions. Mingle with the “big
boys.” The pace will be hectic the first five months,
so schedule regular rest. You’re likely to be
promoted, praised, or to gain the kind of favourable
reputation that increases your clients or makes your
paintings rise in price. But remember, effort counts.
If you do little, you’ll simply have an easy year. If
you’re drawn into a legal situation, simply tell the
truth: then judges, police, bosses, even parents will
give you a break.
Health-wise, watch your hips, thighs, and
“irregularity.” Don’t move into a new residence late
October through December.
Love is light this winter/spring. June/July can bring
heated attraction or hot anger (your choice). Late
summer might bring a former partner. Romance heats up