I’m one of those people who gets a kick out of horoscopes. I was reading my 2007 forecast back in January and I really liked what it had to say. It occurred to me I could look at this less as a prediction of the year ahead and more as a blueprint. Why not make it happen?

I decided it was time to check in. Here are some of the highlights:

CAPRICORN – (December 22nd – January 20th)

Life in 2007: Intimate relationships assume a serious tone for the first eight months of the year. Learning how to share your time, resources, and energy will be something of a struggle, but the results will be well worth it. If you’re not in a relationship, you may have to break down some old defenses as a means to get close to someone special. Struggling with debt? 2007 presents a golden opportunity to get out of it, provided you’re willing to make serious sacrifices from January through August. After September 2nd, you’ll be able to wipe the slate clean. Financial independence will give you a new lease on life. (Note: Every word of this has come true already.)

Love in 2007: Certain fantasies you’ve harbored about love will be slowly chipped away during the first eight months of the year. A more realistic picture will emerge by September 2nd, allowing you to push aside disappointments that have held you back from enjoying a healthy, trusting relationship with the one you love. If you’re single, you could meet someone special in the final four months of the year. Your powers of attraction will be especially strong starting December 18th, and will continue to build all the way through January 2009! (Note: Obviously much of this remains to be seen, but so far, so good.)

Loot in 2007: The more creative you are, the more money you’ll make this year. This has been an ongoing trend for the past several years … it behooves you to develop your artistic side this year … and if this possibility seems unlikely, it’s probably because you’re not mixing with the right people. Join an artists’ guild or take a creative workshop, if only as a means to network. (Note: Well, duh, I’m turning a corner on my book and I’m going to a writing workshop in September.)

Fascinating, I think.