You may be in for a rude awakening this year, as some of your most cherished illusions are crushed by hard facts and bitter reality. If you're brutally honest with yourself, you'll recognize that you've got some pretty far-fetched notions about some areas of your life, starting with your hopelessly romantic ideals. You've kept these fantasies mostly to yourself, and there's a reason for that; sharing your innermost dreams leaves you uncomfortably vulnerable.
Unfortunately, these dreams will be exposed during the coming year, and you'll be forced to realize how unrealistic and just plain silly some of them are. That they fail to materialize year after year should be a clue for you; yet hope springs eternal in your idealistic heart. This disruption of your fantasy life can leave you feel depressed, low-energy and generally hopeless. The challenges you'll face can trigger an extreme lack of self-confidence. When you're in this frame of mind, it's probably not a good idea to make major decisions. Try to be as aware as possible of your false illusions; in a few months when this influence passes, you can make some constructive and informed changes in your life.