World War Two: Guadalcanal(15); Final Operations

By the first week of February 1943, the American forces in the South Pacific expected the Japanese to make another full-scale attempt to retake the Guadalcanal positions. The Japanese were known to be massing naval strength at Rabaul and Buin, and enemy air attacks were being intensified.

Admiral Halsey’s naval strength had increased greatly since November 1942. Expecting a major Japanese attack, he deployed six naval task forces south of Guadalcanal by 7 and 8 February, including seven battleships, two aircraft carriers, and three escort carriers plus cruisers and destroyers. The XIV Corps on Guadalcanal anticipated an attack by 2 aircraft carriers, 5 battleships, about 8 cruisers, 11 transports, 28 destroyers, 304 land-based aircraft, from 150 to 175 carrier-based aircraft, and one infantry division. General Patch prepared to resist enemy attempts to land by deploying the large part of his corps between trie Umasani and Metapona Rivers, and also decided to continue to pursue the retreating 17th Army to Cape Esperance. But Allied intelligence agencies had erred in their estimate of Japanese intentions.

Japanese Plans

After a long succession of failures, the Japanese high command had at last decided to abandon its efforts to drive the Americans from Guadalcanal. This decision harked back to October and November of 1942, when the defeats had caused concern in Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo. The 1st Marine Division’s successful defense of the Lunga airfields against the 17th Army reduced the number of Japanese troops available for campaigning in New Guinea. The Japanese clearly realized that the Solomon’s and New Guinea campaigns were integral parts of one whole. Attempting to reinforce Guadalcanal at the expense of New Guinea, the Japanese lost the campaign.

Following the failure of General Hyakutake’s 17th Army in October, Imperial General Headquarters decided to use stronger additional forces to retake the Lunga area. The attempt to transport the 38th Division in force to Guadalcanal, resulting in the naval and air actions of mid-November, had been decided on by the local Japanese commanders. It had not been the result of direct orders from Imperial General Headquarters, which had arrived at its decision for a third offensive on 15 November.

Accordingly General Hitoshi Imamura, commanding the 8th Area Army, left Java to assume control of operations in the Solomon’s and Eastern New Guinea. He arrived at Rabaul on 2 December 1942. During the month following Imamura’s arrival, 50,000 troops of the 8th Area Army, including elements of the 4th Air Army, reached Rabaul. Imamura’s command operated directly under the command of Imperial General Headquarters. It included the Japanese Army forces in Rabaul, the Solomon’s, and Eastern New Guinea—the 17th Army in the Solomon’s and the 18th Army in eastern New Guinea. Imamura planned to recapture the Lunga airfields by landing two more divisions on Guadalcanal. The air strip then under construction at Munda Point on New Georgia would have provided advanced air support. The date of the attack was to be about 1 February 1943.

Problems of transportation and supply caused the projected counteroffensive to be canceled. Prior to December 1942 the Japanese lost about twenty troop transports in the Solomon’s. After the November disaster the Japanese never again used transports to reinforce or supply Guadalcanal. Although Imamura had 50,000 men at his disposal at Rabaul in January 1943, he could not deploy them. General Miyazaki declared: The superiority and continuous activity of the American air force was responsible for our inability to carry out our plans. The superiority of American Army [sic] planes made the seas safe for American movement in any direction and at the same time immobilized the Japanese Army as if it were bound hand and foot.

Japanese ship losses in the Solomon’s forced Imperial General Headquarters, on 31 December, to cancel the proposed counteroffensive; on 4 January Imamura and Vice Admiral Jinichi Kusaka, commanding the Southeastern Fleet, were ordered to evacuate the survivors from Guadalcanal and to hold final defensive positions in New Georgia.

The American corps offensive which began on 10 January had torn great holes in the Japanese front lines. General Hyakutake recognized that he could no longer maintain troops in the Kokumbona area. In December the Japanese front line troops had been ordered to hold their positions until the last man was dead, but sometime after the XIV Corps attacked, Hyakutake changed his mind. He ordered his troops to withdraw west to Cape Esperance, where they were to offer “desperate resistance.”

The Japanese prepared to deceive the American forces in order to cover the rescue of a sizable body of troops from Guadalcanal. Massing strength at Rabaul, for a time they intensified their air attacks against Henderson Field to lead Allied forces to expect another major Japanese attempt at landing on Guadalcanal.

The Japanese put about 600 replacements ashore near Cape Esperance on 14 January to cover the withdrawal, while an additional covering force landed for a short time in the Russell Islands. The Japanese planned to remove their troops from Cape Esperance at night by destroyers, cramming 600 men aboard each vessel. In the event that American air and naval forces drove the destroyers off, barges were to carry the troops to the Russells, where the destroyers would pick them up for the trip north.

By 8 February General Patch was no longer convinced that the Japanese would attempt a landing to recapture the airfields. They were known to be withdrawing supplies from Doma Cove, and Patch expressed his belief that the Tokyo Express was evacuating the remaining Japanese. Aerial photographs of the Cape Esperance area would have shown conclusively whether the enemy forces there were being evacuated or reinforced, but XIV Corps headquarters could not obtain photographic coverage on 7 and 8 February. One squadron, flying P-38’s, of the 17th Photographic Reconnaissance Group had just relieved the 2nd Marine Air Wing of reconnaissance duties on Guadalcanal. The 17th had good planes and cameras but did not possess filters for the camera lenses, nor proper paper on which to print pictures. Thus General Patch had no way of determining exactly what General Hyakutake’s troops at Cape Esperance were doing.

Pursuit of the Enemy: The North Coast

When the XIV Corps reached the Poha River on 25 January, the American offensive was ready to enter its final phase—the pursuit of the retreating enemy. Enemy intentions and dispositions at this time were not clear. In general, the Americans did not expect to meet a formidable Japanese force but they did expect the Japanese to defend the beach road and the Bonegi River line. While few Japanese prisoners had been taken in January, a study of captured documents led to the belief that West of the Poha River the terrain resembles that of the point Cruz-Kokumbona area. The coastal corridor is generally narrow; the distance from the beach inland to the foothills varies from 300 to 600 yards. The coral ridges run north and south; the coastal flats are cut by a great many streams. There were no bridges. The lack of room for maneuver limited the size of the pursuing force, and allowed, in most areas, only enough space for the deployment of one regiment.

XIV Corps’ Field Order No. 2 of 25 January 1943 directed the CAM Division to pass through the 25th Division at the Poha line to attack west at 0630, 26 January. The 6th Marines on the beach and the 182nd Infantry on the high ground inland were to attack abreast; the 147th Infantry was to be in division reserve. Americal and 25th Division artillery, and the 2nd Marine Air Wing, would support the offensive. Wishing to locate and destroy the remaining Japanese forces, General Patch ordered his troops to “effect the kill through aggressive and untiring offensive action.”

The CAM Division attacked on 26 January and advanced 1,000 yards beyond the Poha. There was little righting; the 182nd Infantry met only stragglers and a few riflemen and machine gunners. The tempo of the advance increased the next day, and the CAM Division, gaining 2,000 yards, reached the Nueha River. Patrols met some enemy machine gunners west of the Nueha on 28 January, but reported that the Japanese were not aggressive.

On 29 January General Patch detached the 147th Infantry from the CAM Division. To that regiment he attached the 75-mm. pack howitzers of the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, and of A Battery of the 97th Field Artillery Battalion. This composite force, under General De Carre’s command, was to pursue the enemy. Americal Division artillery was to give general support. The 6th Marines were to cover the 147th’s rear. The 182nd Infantry then reverted to control of the Americal Division in the Lunga perimeter.

The 147th Infantry passed through the lines west of the Nueha to attack about 0700, 30 January. On the beach the 1st Battalion advanced against light opposition to the mouth of the Bonegi River, about 2,000 yards west of the Nueha. One patrol crossed the river about 1152. Inland on the left flank, Japanese machine guns stopped the 3rd Battalion 1,000 yards east of the Bonegi. When Japanese on the west bank placed heavy fire on the 1st Battalion, the patrol withdrew from the west bank and the battalion pulled back from the river mouth.

On 31 January the 147th Infantry again attacked with the intention of crossing the Bonegi to capture the high ground west of the river. Both battalions were assisted by artillery preparations and gunfire from an American destroyer standing offshore. In the inland zone the 3rd Battalion crossed the Bonegi and captured part of the ridges on the west bank, about 2,500 yards inland from Tassafaronga Point. The enemy was defending the river mouth in strength and Japanese patrols infiltrated to the east bank to harass the 1st Battalion. Despite the Destroyer’s fire and two artillery barrages, the 1st Battalion could not get across but was held in place about 300 yards east of the Bonegi.

Between 10 and 31 January the XIV Corps’ operations had been quite successful. The Corps had driven the Japanese back seven miles at a cost of 189 soldiers and marines killed and about 400 wounded. One hundred and five Japanese had been captured, and 4,000 were estimated to have been killed. The Corps had also captured 240 Japanese machine guns, 42 field pieces, 10 antiaircraft guns, 9 antitank guns, 142 mortars, 323 rifles, 18 radios, 1 radar, 13 trucks, 6 tractors, and 1 staff car, besides a quantity of ammunition, land mines, flame throwers, and piles of documents.

On 1 February command of the western pursuit passed from General De Carre to General Sebree. The 1st Battalion of the 147th again vainly attempted to cross the river to join forces with the 3rd Battalion on the west bank. The destroyer and the field artillery fired into the Bonegi River valley, and patrols, finding that the enemy had withdrawn from the east bank, reached the river mouth by 1525, but the battalion did not cross. The Japanese unit holding the west bank was a delaying force from the covering battalion which the Japanese had landed on 14 January.

The 147th Infantry’s attacks on 2 February were more successful. The 1st Battalion, supported by artillery, crossed the Bonegi at its mouth, and by 1710 the 1st and 3rd Battalions had made contact south of Tassafaronga. The river crossing cost the 147th two killed and sixty-seven wounded. The 147th Infantry estimated that 700-800 Japanese troops had occupied the positions east and west of the Bonegi. They had executed an orderly withdrawal, but the Americans captured a mobile machine shop, a signal blinker, two 70-mm. guns, eight 75-mm. guns, and a radio station.

On 3 February, while the main body of the pursuing force was establishing itself along a line running south from Tassafaronga Point, patrols reached the Umasani River, about 2,300 yards west of Tassafaronga. The next day the main body advanced 1,000 yards farther on to a line about 1,000 yards southeast of the Umasani River. A few Japanese fired on the 3rd Battalion on the inland flank, but there was no heavy fighting. On 5 February, operations on the western front were limited to patrolling. Patrols again reconnoitered to the Umasani River, but found no organized enemy forces.

The South Coast

Meanwhile XIV Corps headquarters had completed plans to land a reinforced infantry battalion on the southwest coast in the enemy’s rear. From there the battalion was to advance to Cape Esperance in an attempt to trap the remaining enemy forces. As early as October Admiral Turner and General Vandegrift had planned to land the 2nd (Marine) Raider Battalion at Beaufort Bay on the south coast to operate against the enemy flanks and rear. The Japanese landings in October and November had led to the cancellation of these plans, and the raider battalion had been used instead to pursue some of the enemy troops who had landed at Koli Point.

When General Patch assumed command on Guadalcanal, he desired to land an entire regimental combat team on the south coast to prevent further Japanese landings at Cape Esperance, Visale, and Kamimbo Bay, and to press against the enemy’s rear. Naval forces were not then sufficient to transport and supply so large a body of men. During January 1943, however, six tank landing craft arrived at Tulagi to be based there permanently. About 21 January it was decided that naval strength was adequate to make the landing with one reinforced infantry battalion. The reinforced 2nd Battalion, 132nd Infantry, was selected as the landing force, with Colonel Alexander M. George in command.

The landing force would not be sufficiently strong to land against enemy opposition, but General Patch wished it to land as close to the enemy as possible. Troops from L Company of the 147th Infantry at Beaufort Bay were to outpost the area to cover the landing. Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Gavan, operations officer of the Americal Division and assistant operations officer of the XIV Corps, led a reconnaissance party along the south coast. It picked Titi, near Lavoro Passage, as the landing beach, and Nugu Point (Cape Nagle) as an alternate. Verahue, lying between the two, offered a good beach but Colonel Gavan feared that landing craft would not be able to reach the beach through the narrow channel lined with offshore reefs. An observation post, equipped with a radio, was established at Verahue.

The covering force—eight riflemen and three gunners from L Company, plus machine gunners and automatic riflemen from M Company, 147th Infantry—boarded the island schooner Kocorana at Beaufort Bay at 0100, 31 January. The Kocorana, a local schooner which like others had been hidden from the Japanese and turned over to the Americans, sailed to Lavoro to discharge the force which was to outpost Titi. One officer and five riflemen from the schooner had pulled toward shore in a rowboat about 0600 when enemy troops on a ridge about 100 yards inland opened fire on the landing party and the Kocorana and mortally wounded one soldier on board the schooner. Some confusion resulted; the landing party reached shore and the rowboat went adrift. Since the Kocorana could not be beached, Major H. W. Butler, executive officer of the 2nd Battalion, 132nd Infantry, took the helm and put out to sea, leaving the six men on shore. The Kocorana reached Beaufort Bay about 1600 to take fifteen more riflemen, two automatic riflemen, and three native scouts aboard. Major Butler intended to land his force near Verahue and to march overland to Lavoro to reinforce the six men ashore.

In the meantime, the shore party at Titi had eluded the enemy and recommended to XIV Corps headquarters by radio that the 2nd Battalion, 132nd Infantry, land at Nugu Point instead of Titi. When Butler and the Kocorana reached Nugu Point the next morning they found the six men there, safe. Meanwhile the reinforced 2nd Battalion of the 132nd Infantry had assembled and loaded trucks, artillery, ammunition, and rations on board six tank landing craft at Kukum. [NOTE: The entire force consisted of 2nd Battalion, 132nd Infantry; Antitank Company, 132nd; M Company (less one .50-caliber platoon), 132nd; 1 rifle platoon, K Company, 132nd; F Battery, 10th Marines (75-mm. pack howitzer), and engineer, medical, intelligence, and communication troops. 132nd Inf Hist, p. 11.] By 1800, 31 January, when the last craft had been loaded, the force, escorted by destroyers, left Kukum and sailed around Cape Esperance.

Arriving off Nugu Point at dawn on 1 February, an advance party went ashore in small craft and met Major Butler, who reported that Verahue was clear. When the naval beachmaster agreed that the landing craft could beach safely at Verahue, the expedition moved there and, covered by friendly fighter planes, began unloading. About noon Japanese bombers flew over the beach but did not attack. By 1500 all troops and supplies were safely ashore, and the unloaded craft departed for the Lunga area.

The next morning, 2 February, Colonel George’s force began its advance. The main body moved along the beach, while G Company and twenty native scouts covered the high ground on the right flank. The coast between Verahue and Titi was passable for vehicles, and the trucks brought up some of the supplies. By 1415 the main body had marched 3½ miles to Titi. On 3 February tank landing craft moved more supplies to Titi, while ground patrols advanced as far as Kamimbo Bay. By 4 February, the whole expedition—troops, artillery, transport, and supplies—had reached Titi.44 During the next two days the battalion remained in position, but continued patrolling to its front and its flanks.

Beyond Titi, mud and jungle vegetation halted the trucks. Supplies then had to be carried by tank landing craft based at Kukum, one or two of which were usually available for Colonel George’s men. The self-contained battalion combat team did not expect to be re-supplied or reinforced. The commanding officer therefore kept his supplies and main body of troops together to be prepared for an enemy counterattack or landing in strength. In the absence of accurate information about Japanese capabilities and intentions, Colonel George felt constrained to move cautiously.

By 7 February the force was ready to move out of Titi. In column of companies, the battalion began the advance at 0730. When Colonel George was wounded in the leg on 7 February, Lieutenant Colonel George F. Ferry, commanding the 2nd Battalion, 132nd, assumed command and Major Butler took over the 2nd Battalion. Shortly afterward Colonel Gavan, acting for General Patch, arrived by boat from XIV Corps headquarters “to speed things up.” He found that the troops were ready to move rapidly and therefore did not alter the plans or dispositions. Colonel George was evacuated on the boat which had brought Colonel Gavan. The battalion advanced to Marovovo and bivouacked there for the night.

The Junction of Forces

General Patch, relieving the understrength 147th Infantry on the north coast on 6 February, ordered the 161st Infantry of the 25th Division to pass through the 147th’s lines to continue the pursuit. The 2nd Battalion of the 10th Marines, the 97th Field Artillery Battalion, and Americal Division artillery were to support the 161st. A supply dump which had been established at Kokumbona was to service the advancing force. Command of the western pursuit was to have been given to General Collins on 6 February, but his division was assigned to defense positions in the Lunga-Metapona sector. General Sebree continued, therefore, to command the pursuit.

The 161st Infantry, then commanded by Colonel James L. Dalton, II, passed through the 147th about 1000, 6 February. Preceded by patrols, the 3rd Battalion moved along the beach; the 2nd Battalion covered the foothills; and the 1st Battalion was in reserve. By 2020 the 161st Infantry had reached the Umasani River, and patrols had crossed the river. The day’s only skirmish occurred when one patrol from L Company ran into a small Japanese force in a bivouac area on a ridge just west of the Umasani. The patrol killed at least seven of the enemy, and withdrew without losses.

On 7 February the 161st crossed the Umasani and advanced to Bunina, while patrols penetrated to the Tambalego River, 1,200 yards farther on. The Japanese did not offer a resolute defense, but retired as soon as the American infantrymen attacked them. The 161st Infantry encountered some Japanese at the Tambalego River on 8 February, but after a brief fight drove the enemy off and advanced to Doma Cove.

Since coast-watchers had warned that about twenty enemy destroyers would reach the Cape Esperance area during the night of 7-8 February, Colonel Ferry’s 2nd Battalion of the 132nd Infantry at Marovovo, about six miles southwest of Cape Esperance, expected action that night but saw no enemy. When the American soldiers left Marovovo on the morning of 8 February, they found several abandoned Japanese landing craft and a stock of supplies on the beach. Realizing that the enemy was evacuating, the battalion narrowed its front and advanced to Kamimbo Bay.

On 9 February the 2nd Battalion, 161st Infantry, which had been traveling over the uphill north coast flank on scanty rations, went into regimental reserve. The 1st Battalion, 161st, passed through the 3rd Battalion at Doma Cove to take over the assault, and was followed closely by the 3rd Battalion and the antitank company. By afternoon the 1st Battalion had marched five miles, crossed the Tenamba River, and entered the village of Tenaro.

On the morning of 9 February, Colonel Ferry’s force had started around Cape Esperance toward the same objective, the village of Tenaro, which was the point selected by Colonel Gavan for the forces to meet. Advancing in column of companies, the battalion met fire from some Japanese machine guns and mortars but did not halt The infantrymen, who pushed on beyond the range of the 75-mm. pack howitzers of the supporting artillery, used their mortars for support. Between 1600 and 1700 the 2nd Battalion of the 132nd Infantry marched into Tenaro and there met the 1st Battalion of the 161st Infantry, an event that marked the end of organized fighting on Guadalcanal. Only scattered stragglers from the 17th Army remained on the island.

General Patch, after the juncture of forces, sent the following message to Admiral Halsey: “Total and complete defeat of Japanese forces on Guadalcanal effected 1625 today … Am happy to report this kind of compliance with your orders . . . because Tokyo Express no longer has terminus on Guadalcanal.” The reply from South Pacific Headquarters was characteristic: “When I sent a Patch to act as tailor for Guadalcanal, I did not expect him to remove the enemy’s pants and sew it on so quickly … Thanks and congratulations.”

The Japanese Evacuation

While the American troops could feel justly elated over the end of Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal, they had let slip through their hands about 13,000 of the enemy—by Japanese count. The western pursuit and the shore-to-shore envelopment had been boldly conceived but were executed too slowly to achieve their purpose—the complete destruction of the enemy. On 12 January, General Imamura had directed some of his staff officers to board a destroyer and proceed to Guadalcanal, there to give the 17th Army commander the instructions to evacuate. Hyakutake, receiving the order on 15 January, explained the prospective movement to his men as “a change in the disposition of troop [s] for future offense.”

The 17th Army began its withdrawal to Cape Esperance on the night of 22-23 January. The rescuing destroyers ran down the Slot to Esperance three times and evacuated troops on the nights of 1-2, 4-5, 7-8 February. The 38th Division, some naval personnel, hospital patients, and others left first, followed by 17th Army headquarters and the 2nd Division on 4-5 January, and by miscellaneous units on the last trip. The Americans claimed that three of the destroyers were sunk and four were damaged. About 13,000 Japanese—12,000 from the 17th Army and the rest naval personnel—were evacuated to Buin and Rabaul.

In post-war interviews the Japanese commanders ironically expressed their gratitude over their escape. The Americans, they felt, had moved toward Cape Esperance too slowly and stopped too long to consolidate positions. General Hyakutake stated that resolute attacks at Cape Esperance would have destroyed his army.

Summary

The Japanese had displayed skill and cunning in evacuating the troops from Guadalcanal, but the essential significance of the Guadalcanal campaign was unchanged. American forces, in executing Task One as prescribed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by taking the first major step toward the eventual reduction of Rabaul had decisively defeated the Japanese.

[NOTE 62Z: 17th Army Opns, II, which states elsewhere that the 17th Army was ordered on 5-6 January to evacuate. Since the order had not then been issued by Imamura, it is obvious that “5-6 January” is either an error in the Japanese text or a mistranslation.]

The cost of victory, though dear, had not been prohibitive. A total of about 60,000 Army and Marine Corps ground forces had been deployed on Guadalcanal. Of these, about 1,600 were killed by enemy action and 4,245 wounded. The 1st Marine Division bore the heaviest burden of casualties, losing 774 men killed and 1,962 wounded. Three hundred and thirty-four of the Americal Division were killed, and 850 wounded. The 2nd Marine Division suffered equally with the Americal, losing 268 killed and 932 wounded. The 25th Division, which was in action a shorter length of time than the others, suffered correspondingly fewer casualties—216 killed and 439 wounded. The Japanese suffered much more heavily. More than 36,000 Japanese from the 17th Army and the Special Naval Landing Forces fought on Guadalcanal. Of these, over 14,800 were killed or missing, and 9,000 died of disease.[NOTE 15-69CA] About 1 ,000 were taken prisoner.

In other respects the Japanese were to feel the cost of defeat much more heavily than in manpower. Their ship losses had been heavy, and the loss of over 600 aircraft with their pilots was to hinder future operations. The Allies had won a well-situated base from which to continue the offensive against Rabaul. The Allied offensive into the Solomon’s had halted the Japanese advance toward the U.S.-Australian line of communications, and also had taken the initiative away from the hitherto victorious Japanese.

NOTE 15-69CA: Interrog of Hyakutake, Miyazaki, Maruyama: 1st Demob Bureau’s Table I. Deaths from battle and disease in the 17th Army, according to 17th Army Opns, II, totaled 21,600. American intelligence reports prepared at the conclusion of the campaign have proved to be fairly accurate. USAFISPA’s Japanese Campaign in the Guadalcanal Area estimated that 43,726 Japanese were dispatched to Guadalcanal, 4,346 were lost at sea, and 37,680 fought on Guadalcanal, suffering 28,580 casualties. Americal Division Intelligence Report, always conservative, estimated that 32,000 Japanese landed or attempted to land on Guadalcanal, losing 24,330.]

Source: Guadalcanal: The First Offensive ; BY: John Miller, Jr. (United States Army Center of Military History)

World War Two: Guadalcanal(14); Second January Offensive

World War Two: Gilberts and Marshalls (1); Pacific Objective’s 1943-44

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Inspiration for the Day for January 28: Raise Your Vibration

 

 

 

Raise Your Vibration

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

There are many ways to raise your vibration, including thinking positive and uplifting thoughts.

Everything in the universe is made of energy. What differentiates one form of energy from another is the speed at which it vibrates. For example, light vibrates at a very high frequency, and something like a rock vibrates at a lower frequency but a frequency nonetheless. Human beings also vibrate at different frequencies. Our thoughts and feelings can determine the frequency at which we vibrate, and our vibration goes out into the world and attracts to us energy moving at a similar frequency. This is one of the ways that we create our own reality, which is why we can cause a positive shift in our lives by raising our vibration.

We all know someone we think of as vibrant. Vibrant literally means “vibrating very rapidly.” The people who strike us as vibrant are vibrating at a high frequency, and they can inspire us as we work to raise our vibration. On the other hand, we all know people that are very negative or cynical. These people are vibrating at a lower frequency. They can also be an inspiration because they can show us where we don’t want to be vibrating and why. To discover where you are in terms of vibrancy, consider where you fall on a scale between the most pessimistic person you know and the most vibrant. This is not in order to pass judgment, but rather it is important to know where you are as you begin working to raise your frequency so that you can notice and appreciate your progress.

There are many ways to raise your vibration, from working with affirmations to visualizing enlightened entities during meditation. One of the most practical ways to raise your vibration is to consciously choose where you focus your attention. To understand how powerful this is, take five minutes to describe something you love unreservedly–a person, a movie, an experience. When your five minutes are up, you will noticeably feel more positive and even lighter. If you want to keep raising your vibration, you might want to commit to spending five minutes every day focusing on the good in your life. As you do this, you will train yourself to be more awake and alive. Over time, you will experience a permanent shift in your vibrancy.

 

The Daily OM

Read Your Zodiac Sign’s Tarotscope: Week of January 28

Read Your Zodiac Sign’s Tarotscope: Week of January 28

Read what’s in the cards for your sign this week!

Tarot.com Staff

Welcome to the week of January 28! Each week a card will be pulled for your zodiac sign, offering the guidance and insight needed to maximize your opportunities and avoid any obstacles headed your way. Reveal the message the Tarot has for YOU now!

Aries Tarotscope (March 21 – April 19)

Your card for the week: The Sun

The Sun is truly shining down on you this week! This card represents abundance, optimism, success, and the warmth of a happy time in your life. It may be that you’ve been going through a tumultuous time in your life, feeling as though there wasn’t an end in sight. Well, it’s always darkest before the dawn — and dawn has arrived! Through these obstacles you’ve learned a lot about yourself and have gained confidence from knowing that you can weather any storm. Enjoy this period of positivity, because you’ve earned it.

 

Taurus Tarotscope (April 20 – May 20)

Your card for the week: The Chariot

The Chariot is a card that encourages willpower, action, and self-control. This week, you’re being asked to step into your power and bravely take the reins as you propel yourself toward a goal you have. This is no time to passively wait for good things to happen to you. This card knows that anything worth having requires hard work and discipline. By strapping on your emotional and mental armor, you allow yourself to charge into your future, undeterred by whatever obstacles pop up along the way.

 

Gemini Tarotscope (May 21 – June 20)

Your card for the week: 3 of Swords

The 3 of Swords wants to recognize the grief or heartbreak you may be currently suffering from. Perhaps there’s been a betrayal, or it could be that you’re experiencing some sort of mental anguish. This week, this card is asking you to persevere and stay in control of your emotions, so that you can move forward without falling apart. Just be sure that in your efforts to remain strong, you don’t become permanently detached. If you remain in touch with your emotional side, you could come out on the other side of this situation capable of loving even more than you were before.

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Cancer Tarotscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your card for the week: 8 of Pentacles

This week, the 8 of Pentacles is encouraging you to put your creative talents to good use and work hard at them. The more you create and hone your craft, the more others will take notice of what you’re doing — and the more inspired you will become. By putting yourself out there, you give others the opportunity to recognize your abilities and talents, and this can serve as the motivation needed to continue to produce things you’re really proud of. So, get out there and become the master of your domain!

 

Leo Tarotscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your card for the week: Justice

Are your beliefs aligned with your actions in the world? Have you been making choices that reflect your highest self? That’s the question the Justice card wants you to ask yourself this week. This is especially important if you’re facing a major decision right now. What you do could have a long-lasting impact — either positive or negative — on both you and the people around you. Connect with your intuition and allow it to be the compass that leads you down the right path, so you can avoid unintended consequences down the road.

 

Virgo Tarotscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Your card for the week: 6 of Swords

This could be the week you finally release something that has been hanging over you for far too long. The 6 of Swords serves as a reminder that, although it may be difficult, sometimes we have no choice but to move on from a challenging situation. What have you been holding onto that has prevented you from creating a brighter future for yourself? Now is the time to let this go once and for all. This won’t be an easy task, but ultimately, it is the right thing to do.

 

Libra Tarotscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Your card for the week: Death

Don’t be intimidated by this card! The Death card is one of the more commonly misunderstood cards in the Tarot. It doesn’t represent a physical death; rather, it’s about transformation of the self and letting go of the things that are no longer serving us. What have you been holding onto that you need to let go of? Ending this chapter of your life could pave the way for something far greater down the road. So, this week, you’re being encouraged to move on from whatever it is that’s been holding you back from the future you deserve.

 

Scorpio Tarotscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your card for the week: Page of Wands

The Page of Wands wants you to embrace your more free-spirited side this week! Sometimes it’s easy for us to get stuck in our routines or to keep going along with what’s most comfortable for us. However, there’s so much more to life left to explore! What is that you’ve been wanting to do but thought you couldn’t? No dream is too big or small right now. When you combine your passion with your enthusiasm, the sky will truly be the limit for you.

 

Sagittarius Tarotscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your card for the week: 2 of Wands

The 2 of Wands is urging you to spend time in the present planning for what’s going to happen in your future. You have a whole world of possibilities in front of you right now, but this isn’t the time to act on impulse or instinct. This week you’re being called to weigh all your options, carefully considering the pros and cons of each path. But this doesn’t mean you should be afraid of going outside of your comfort zone! Uncharted territory can lead to long-term success if you go into it with realistic expectations and a clear plan in place.

 

Capricorn Tarotscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your card for the week: 7 of Swords

You can run, but you can’t hide this week! The 7 of Swords acknowledges you may be trying to avoid or escape a situation you’re better off confronting head-on. Have you been putting off a tough conversation with a friend? Not yet ready to talk with your partner about where your relationship is headed? Are you letting professional tension build rather than dealing with it? Remember, dodging this issue won’t make it better. In fact, it could even make it worse. The time to deal with this matter is now.

 

Aquarius Tarotscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your card for the week: The Tower

Brace yourself! Unexpected change might be headed your way this week. The kind of change The Tower signifies is sudden and unforeseen. Your first instinct may be to reject this shift — but ask yourself why you’re so resistant. Yes, these situations aren’t easy to go through, but change is necessary to progress. This jolt to your system is what you’ve needed to see where the cracks in your foundations are. In turn, it allows you to rebuild on more stable ground. Embracing this transition period and what it can teach you will lead to greater personal rewards down the road.

 

Pisces Tarotscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your card for the week: Queen of Wands

Aren’t you quite the social butterfly? The Queen of Wands indicates that you a charming and enthusiastic energy is overflowing from within you this week, and others won’t be able to help but take notice. In fact, you could find yourself smack dab in the center of the attention! This is the perfect time to put yourself out there, connecting with others and integrating yourself into a group of like-minded individuals. Don’t hold back — your enthusiasm could end up being contagious.

 

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2019 Year of the Pig Horoscopes

2019 Year of the Pig Horoscopes

See what the Year of the Brown Earth Pig has waiting for you

Stephanie Dempsey

Happy, content, and affable, the Year of the Brown Earth Pig (beginning on February 5, 2019 and ending on January 24, 2020) will cultivate a spirit of compassion and generosity. The Pig is one of the most lovable animals in the Chinese Zodiac due to its good nature, warm heart, and gentle spirit. The next 12 months will have a festive atmosphere that prompts everyone to lighten up and have fun.

Like 2018, this year is ruled by the Earth element, continuing the theme of stability. Transitions and risk-taking will be challenging. Pleasant routines, holiday rituals, family traditions, and conserving resources are favored activities throughout the Year of the Pig. In 2019, slow and steady will win the race.

Rat Horoscope

The charming, open-minded Rat will have lots to celebrate during the Year of the Brown Earth Pig. 2019 will be filled with festive occasions, which gives Rats a chance to mix with their many friends. Clever Rats know how to combine business with pleasure and will negotiate some lucrative deals at parties. Pig years are associated with gluttony, which can wreak havoc with the Rat’s sensitive digestive system. Eating a diet comprised mainly of fresh produce, lean proteins, and whole grains will keep Rats in optimal health this year.

 

Ox Horoscope

The Year of the Brown Earth Pig places great emphasis on relationships, which sits well with the affectionate Ox. As far as work is concerned, this is a good year for the industrious Ox to move up the ladder of success. Rather than occupying the same position, members of this sign should apply for promotions and acquire valuable skills that will improve their professional prospects. The social demands of a Pig Year can drain the Ox’s energy. Vitamin supplements and essential oils can recharge the batteries of this slow-moving sign.

 

Tiger Horoscope

The reckless Tiger should take some financial precautions during the carefree Year of the Pig. If this sign focuses on saving more than they spend, it will avoid trouble in 2019. Normally stubborn, Tigers will become much more flexible this year, making it a good time to break bad habits and establish more satisfying lifestyles. Tigers are extremely energetic and will enjoy stepping up their fitness routines. The Year of the Pig affords many opportunities to combine exercise with fun.

 

Rabbit Horoscope

The Year of the Pig is poised to shower many gifts on the cultured Rabbit. Financial opportunities will abound, since 2019 will put great emphasis on social connections, which benefits this popular sign. Work involving advertising, the law, and art will be especially lucrative for Rabbits. Educational endeavors will be challenging — this sign will have to study hard to do well. Because Pig Years are filled with parties, exhaustion could be a problem for indulgent Rabbits. Practicing moderation is critical for this sign to maintain robust health throughout 2019.

 

Dragon Horoscope

Working as part of a team is a good strategy for professional Dragons throughout 2019, which places a great emphasis on collaboration. The sociable quality of Pig years mesh well with this charismatic sign, making this a great time to find and maintain love. Daredevil Dragons can maintain good health in the Year of the Pig, provided they wear the proper safety equipment when engaging in extreme sports. It’s also wise for this sign to get routine health checkups, as Earth years reward regular maintenance.

 

Snake Horoscope

The forthright Year of the Pig poses challenges for secretive Snakes. As far as work is concerned, promotions and raises for this sign will be few and far between. However, smart Snakes will work hard to gain the approval of their superiors, thus paving the way for professional advancement in 2020. Home improvement projects are favored this year and should appeal to this transformational sign. As far as health is concerned, stress will be the biggest culprit for pessimistic Snakes. Practicing the art of positive thinking is advised.

 

Horse Horoscope

The passionate Horse will be buoyed by the optimism exuded by the Year of the Earth Pig. Part-time workers seeking full-time employment can reach their goal, provided they pour their boundless energy into outperforming the competition. Thoughtful investments into slowly growing companies will be more lucrative than risky ventures. Friendships will be a source of joy if the moody Horse doesn’t take out their frustrations on loved ones. Regarding health, road rage can cause problems for this impulsive sign, so smart Horses should learn relaxation techniques to cope.

 

Sheep Horoscope

The easygoing Sheep will find the Year of the Earth Pig quite pleasing. 2019’s emphasis on gratitude resonates with this appreciative sign. Regarding career prospects, the Sheep will be rewarded for their diplomatic and collaborative skills. Members of this sign that work in creative fields will do especially well, getting enthusiastic receptions from customers, patrons, or patients. Minor health complaints like coughs and colds can be avoided in the Year of the Pig if the Sheep gets plenty of rest between social engagements.

 

Monkey Horoscope

Fun-loving Monkeys will enjoy the festive energy associated with the Year of the Earth Pig. This restless sign should take precautions regarding work, however. Partying all night can have a negative impact on the Monkey’s career. Any professional setbacks should be met with optimism, as Pig years reward anyone who looks for the silver lining to clouds. The Monkey’s immune system may be particularly weak throughout 2019, emphasizing the need to eat nutritious food, practice safe sex, and maintain clean home and work spaces.

 

Rooster Horoscope

The critical Rooster can have difficulty during the happy-go-lucky Year of the Earth Pig. This sign’s perfectionist tendencies won’t get an enthusiastic reception from people who are eager to rest, relax, and enjoy life. If the Rooster is going to enjoy career success in 2019, they should learn to replace criticism with encouragement. When this sign obeys its generous instincts, they’ll cultivate stronger relationships with colleagues this year. Roosters can be accident prone in the Pig Years and will benefit from slowing their breakneck pace.

 

Dog Horoscope

The diligent Dog will be urged to relax during the laidback Year of the Pig. Rather than continuing their scrutiny of everyone and everything, this sign can benefit from savoring life’s little pleasures. As far as career matters are concerned, the Dog will achieve great success, particularly with new business endeavors. If this deliberative sign learns to listen to their gut and make snap decisions, they’ll fare even better on the job front. Regarding health, anxious Dogs can maintain good health by taking up meditation on a regular basis.

 

Pig Horoscope

The gallant Pig can be a little too accommodating toward others. 2019 is the year for this sign to put itself first. Confrontations can occur in the workplace, allowing Pigs to shine. This sign’s straightforward diplomacy will earn the respect of authority figures, resulting in a raise, promotion, or both. Educational endeavors can also improve the Pig’s professional prospects. The key to maintaining vibrant health during the Year of the Earth Pig is cultivating a joyful attitude toward life. An upbeat outlook will keep disease at bay throughout 2019.

 

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Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, January 29

Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, January 29

By Kelli Fox

 

Aries

March 21- April 19

You’re in touch with your introspective side, but not in a moody or downhearted way. No, you’re actually feeling quite aware, in tune with the world and excited about the possibilities that today brings. Take a look inside your heart, and you’ll see that you know just what to do during this charmed period. Remember, you’re as timely and adroit as ever, and multi-tasking is a particular skill now. Use it well: Focus on a project or goal that really means something to you.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

Your natural response to tension in the air is to batten down the hatches and get ready for a storm. But today, be aware that rash, heavy-handed behaviour won’t make you any friends. It’ll be a lot better if you can quell your anxieties and try for a lighter touch with your friends, family, and colleagues. Taurus, ground yourself with something soothing: a bubble bath, maybe, or a walk in the park with a friend or pet.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

Your mind is full of all kinds of possibilities. You’re familiar with the options — how are you ever going to choose? Don’t worry — it’s OK to take a day to explore them. You’ll make the right decision, as long as you hold off on making any promises until you’re really clear on things. For now, enjoy that feeling of wonderment that borders on confusion. At the moment, there’s no need to know the answers — it’s still a little too soon to be certain. Just explore the questions.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

Today, you’re nostalgic and melancholy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could travel back to a point in your life that felt simpler? Actually, no. Aside from the fact that time travel doesn’t exist, stagnation and regression aren’t nearly as appealing as they might seem. This mood you’re in will pass soon, thank goodness! Instead of avoiding all new and odd influences, make an effort to connect with others and with your own inner calm.

Leo

July 23-August 22

You have an open mind and a gregarious style, and your best qualities — courage, warmth, generosity — are on full display today. This is no time to go it alone, so use your friendly, charming personality to get other people involved in the cause of your choice. Surprise, surprise — others care about the same goals and projects you do! And it’s easy to integrate friends and allies into your efforts. Forming a strong team will help get things off the ground and running smoothly.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

Satire feels virtuous today. You see yourself as a champion of the weak and oppressed. You’re using your sharp insights to let some hot air out of those who dare to fly their balloons too high. Yes, it’s easy to criticise when you feel morally superior. But think about your audience. Are they laughing at you, too? Are you more of a clown than a critic? With so many different perspectives, the same joke isn’t always funny for the same reasons. Take it in stride instead of feeling insulted.

Libra

September 23-October 22

Seek what you know you can find, instead of reaching for the stars. Connect and merge with those who’ll accept you, rather than storming the gates of places where you’d never fit in. Is it really OK to rely so much on those moments of ecstasy, discovery and bonding? You’d hate to turn into just another experience junkie, because those people are like perpetual tourists, always looking and never satisfied. Climb outside of yourself to get a better view of who you are and why you desire what you do. Find kindred spirits today.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

Now isn’t the time to be crafty or manipulative, no matter how sorely you might be tempted. Go for cautious optimism and sensible choices instead – in the long run, they’ll get you a lot closer to your goals. You’ll even notice minor benefits in the next day or two. And really, do you need everything all at once? You have enough of a sense of self-preservation to wait it out — just trust that you’ll get what’s coming to you. The universe will take care of you, especially if you return the favour with patience, honesty, and humility.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

It’s hard not to flirt today. You want to be part of everything, whether it’s to satisfy some driving passion or just have a little taste. If you’re the life of the party, it’s because you’re wise and introspective, not because you look like an air-head. Well, there is a lively part of you. But whatever social skills you deploy, whatever your angle of approach, it will be up to others how involved they’ll let you be. Don’t take rejection personally. There has to be someone else just as wise who still wants you around.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

You’ve always been solid at your core, and that’s what people are attracted to. Keep that in mind now, because though you’re feeling energetic and ambitious, this may not be the time to let that energy loose on the world. Excessive vitality could all too easily undercut that solid foundation of yours. At the moment, people just want to know you’re dependable — they’re not looking for you to be vibrant and enthusiastic. Similarly, instead of striking out in new directions, observe your ties with the past today. They’ll help define your future.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

Maybe you have a couple of secrets that are slowly, sweetly ripening. Maybe a private flash of insight is putting that grin on your face. Maybe the scope of a project just ballooned, driving your future profits into the stratosphere. Whatever’s going on inside your head, keep it under your hat for today. Live your life, greet your neighbours, hang with your friends. They’ll know something is ready to pop, but your carefree attitude will drive them crazy. You like having your audience on the edge of their seats. Nothing is more powerful.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

If going with the flow means going for the gold, you could easily strike it rich. There is a catch, however. In this case, you may have to pay a price if you can’t navigate carefully. But that’s just the part you can see. Don’t get too sloppy with all the undercurrents surging through your experience. You might overflow your boundaries today, flooding other people’s acreage with something too rich and extreme for them to handle. Clouding these waters won’t help anyone see the light. And not much can grow without light.

Happy Birthday for those born on January 28th

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Happy Birthday, Aquarius

Kick up your heels with the worldly Water-bearer


Working in a field that involves technology or ecology will always keep you focused on the fact that we live in one great, big, beautiful world.

If you were born on January 28, you take a practical and methodical approach to life and you prefer to make your own path. Your independence and depth of awareness may sometimes leave you sitting inactive on the sidelines, just calculating and watching rather than doing. But once you’ve thought things through, you’re capable of sudden, daring acts that may well help you achieve greatness.

At your best: Charming, independent, deep
At your worst: Unrealistic, detached, foolhardy

More About Aquarius

Although you’re a social sign, Aquarius, you’re not the type who enjoys being the center of attention. As a result, on your birthday you might celebrate casually with a group of friends, but you’d feel just as comfortable working the night at your favorite soup kitchen or on your latest humanitarian cause. You are definitely the altruistic type! As long as your personal space is respected, you’ll go out of your way to help mankind.

The Most Unique Party In Town

While it’s true that you have your pulse on the most visionary of concepts, you also have the reputation for being offbeat — even weird — in your approach to life. The good news is that you’re an incredibly strong-willed individual. But at the same time, you might be uncompromising and rebellious — especially when you sense any threat to your personal freedom. When you need breathing room and ask someone to give you space, you tend to mean it … even if it’s on your birthday!

Some may accuse you of being cold or detached … and at times this might be the case. If this happens, however, it’s usually because you prefer not to reveal yourself until you’ve decided someone is worthy of something more than a superficial alliance. Once you’ve made that judgment, you’ll be a loyal friend through thick and thin. If your pals or relatives are planning a special birthday surprise for you, you may not get all gushy and sentimental about it, but that doesn’t mean their gesture hasn’t affected you. You may not wear your heart on your sleeve, but you certainly have feelings that run deep. True, you might be a little strange sometimes, but you’re also always authentic.

 

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Your Daily Horoscope for Monday, January 28

Your Daily Horoscope for Monday, January 28

By Kelli Fox

Aries

March 21- April 19

It’s tempting today to try to control a situation or another person. But you’re better off letting things happen more naturally, even though you do know how to get what you want! By hook or by crook’ isn’t always the best motto, though. What about taking a humble, trusting approach, and seeing what the universe sends your way? You’ll be surprised what happens when you let go of the reigns of control.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

Your physical passion is on high today, which could make for a fun, intense encounter with someone special. But remember that the good kind of passion can turn quickly to that other type of passion — anger — if you aren’t careful about your behaviour. If you sense opposition from someone, you might turn stubborn fast. Avoid conflict by reminding yourself to listen and be compassionate. Be your gentle self, Taurus.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

Today’s emotional intensity could be difficult for you to deal with. You try to keep conversations light and fun, but other people keep taking them to deep, dark places. And before you know it, your own worries and insecurities are stirred up — and you’d rather not have to deal with them! If old wounds are reopened now, maybe it’s actually a good thing. At least it gives you another opportunity to process your feelings.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

You’re keeping your cards close to your chest today, but in a good way — the healthiest way. You know what you’re worth, so you don’t need to boast about your accomplishments or worry about your shortcomings. The best folks are already on your side, so you don’t need to court further approval or affection. You’re supported by loved ones and the universe itself, so you can relax and enjoy yourself, Cancer!

Leo

July 23-August 22

Old worries or insecurities from your past may rear their ugly little heads today. Even issues you thought you’d dealt with could make a return visit, which is dismaying. You thought you’d already processed those feelings! If old wounds are reopened now, do your best not to attach too much importance to them. Emotional upsets are blessedly short-lived, and you’re sure to be feeling strong again in no time.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

You feel grounded in your emotions today, and this is a very comfortable state for you. The connections you make with others feel authentic, because you’re reaching out at the heart level. Your sense of dedication to the people you love runs deeper now than ever. This extends to your work, too. If you love what you do, you feel extra loyal to it today, and proud of your achievements.

Libra

September 23-October 22

Often you’re like a social butterfly, going from group to group and stopping to chat with everyone you meet. But today, you’re naturally inclined to conserve your energy. You’re focused on a project or a specific area of study, and you’re in the mood to keep working on it. You sense you can really get somewhere now, if you try. So keep digging deep. See what turns up. This could get interesting!

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

With your sharp mind and keen focus, nothing escapes your notice today. Reading and research are especially interesting now. You’re gathering lots of information and storing it away for later use. You’re also tuned in to the people around you. If a friend or a coworker is feeling sad or worried, you can sense it. This is a good time to counsel others. You understand their feelings and you can offer important insight.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

You might like it best when your mind — and your feet — are free to wander, but today, stay on a specific path. Instead of casting your mental net far and wide, try going deep. Delve into a particular subject in conversation, or study one aspect of a theory that you’re interested in. When you bring this type of focus to your mental pursuits, you’ll be amazed at what you learn.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

You feel driven today toward a certain goal. You can envision the outcome you desire perfectly in your mind’s eye. That makes it easier to concentrate your energies and push forward. If you keep this up, this could turn out to be an exciting day! At the very least, you’ll have a lot more information this evening than you had this morning. That’s what happens when you dig deep and get focused.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

Feelings of suspicion or distrust may spring up within you today. If you truly believe you aren’t getting the whole story from someone, it’s a good day to dig for answers or clues. Just don’t let yourself become obsessed with secrets or suspected lies. Sometimes, the truth eludes you for a reason. And everything comes to light in the end. It’s important to be patient and trust yourself — and your friends, too.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

Today, the thoughts and feelings you experience could end up resonating with you for a long time. You’re even more attuned to emotional vibrations than usual. It’s as if you can read between the lines in any conversation or encounter, and learn what’s truly going on beneath the surface. This makes you a great listener, and a wonderful confidant for your friends. When they talk to you, they feel heard and understood.

 

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Your Love Horoscopes for January 28 & January 29th

Pisces Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

Your individuality could be one of your sexiest features now, so don’t suppress it, let it loose and allow it to shine. The cosmic boost to your confidence can transform one special connection in a single stride if you apply it in the right way and being in any way insular or secretive isn’t the way to go. Your refreshing approach to love, romance and intimacy should be milked for all it’s worth, so exploit your uniqueness and make someone feel extra proud of you!

Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

You could feel inclined to take extra care with how you pursue something connected with matters of the heart at this time, possibly because you’re determined not to overlook something of real value or importance. You’re also helped to balance your needs and desires with someone else’s and keeping lines of communication wide open is essential to making delightful – and enlightening – progress now.

Capricorn Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

The learning curve you’re embarking upon in another area of your world could be admired by someone close. You might feel you have to adjust as you go along, but the brave step taken won’t be overlooked by the object of your affections. Your emotional world or one special connection could be a tremendous source of relief and comfort so don’t be afraid to draw plenty of both if they’re on offer. If a loved one reminds you of why you should feel proud of yourself, then don’t be shy or humble.

Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Don’t underestimate the power you have available to affect the future of a romantic connection positively. You don’t need to apply it all at once, but it’s important to believe that you’re equipped to transform one special connection if your heart supports your actions. Your intuition is your best guide to knowing how and when to manifest the magic on offer. Trust it, and you’ll bring at least a change that can take one special relationship into very new and exciting territory.

Sagittarius Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

Your efforts to connect with someone special won’t go unnoticed at this time, especially if you adopt an imaginative approach to doing so. Your light-hearted vibe or inspired ideas could be what someone special wants and needs to hear. This is also a time to remember how powerfully sexy laughter can be in a love connection, too.

Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Bring an extra level of passion in your love life relies on your ability and willingness to be spontaneous at this time. Delightful romantic adventures are unfolding in the background and deserve to be embraced enthusiastically. Ignore doubts or reasons to delay taking a calculated and passionate risk. Follow your heart and play your part in bringing the sexy shift on offer!

Scorpio Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

You could see the proverbial glass as half full in your emotional world now, and this helps with seeing anything you might normally regard as negative in a more manageable way. The more you keep your faith and optimism levels high, the easier it will be to capitalize on a spirit of romantic adventurousness trying to gain your attention. By seizing that, some delightful strides can be taken to form or strengthen one connection.

Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Something you do that brings a deep level of self-fulfillment or revives your mojo could have a similar effect with a loved one if you allow them to accompany you. You could also be very appreciative of their keenness to join you with whatever-it-is. Collaborating with the one you love on something that excites and inspires you can only deepen your love connection and strengthen mutual respect.

Libra Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

It’s by maintaining an open mind about affairs of the heart that assumptions can be removed and reduce complications waiting for a chance to present themselves. New passionate experiences and adventures beckon, and adopting a flexible attitude helps you to spot and embrace them. It’s what’s unfamiliar that brings a fresh and rejuvenating vibe to your love life or one special connection, so be prepared to head into previously unexplored territory now or shortly!

Libra tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

You could be fervently pursuing romantic ideas or plans that inspire and motivate you but might need to allow a loved one to catch up with your visions or actions. A slow, steady and practical approach is needed and as much as a romantic interest might be inspired or turned on by your no-nonsense style, stop along the way to embark upon a passionate journey together.

Virgo Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

You could see the tangible benefits of having balanced professional aspirations with romantic or relationship goals and obligations. This could help you to see the future potential of a love connection in a new light, too. Keep listening to the message from your heart because that’s your best guide to achieving the greatest and deepest passionate fulfillment now.

Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Focusing on here and now rather than gazing wistfully into the future of your emotional world or a special relationship will help you to make the most of a new romantic experience on offer. Your words and actions are underpinned with delightful levels of positivity and playful spontaneity, and there are some sexy rewards on offer by allowing yourself to be guided by both now.

Leo Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

Trust your instincts if they urge you to give someone a bit of time and space to themselves. If you’re finding it’s necessary to walk on proverbial eggshells or handle someone with extra levels of care, then that could be your cue to step back briefly. Making clear that you’re there for them if they need you to be might be all the reassurance they require at this time.

Leo tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Numerous demands on your time from other areas might make focusing on affairs of the heart tricky but not impossible. The cosmos appears keen to help you shift your focus from mundane responsibilities to something much more relaxed, romantic and passionate. To make the most of this, all you need to do is show a willingness to put someone special at the top of your priority list. The rest could fall neatly and sexily into place from there.

Cancer Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

It’s important to be honest with yourself about what you think and feel about a certain connection. Spend time in quiet contemplation could prove helpful because some kind of shift seems to be occurring and you need to be certain your heart and emotional needs are covered. Even if you feel more confused than certain, you can hopefully sense that you have time and control where you need both to get to grips with where a romantic or relationship situation is heading.

Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Your keenness to get to the bottom of a romantic or relationship mystery could bring more complications than solutions or answers. You could inadvertently be responsible for bringing intensity or drama that only serves to enhance tension. If an issue of trust is at the root of any friction, then try to see or accept how you’re possibly reading too much into what’s occurring or has occurred. Clarity and a fresh perspective will arrive if you resist the urge to catch a loved one out.

Gemini Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

Concealing certain thoughts and feelings from a loved one or potential partner could be trickier than you think. However, it’s by making yourself just a tiny bit vulnerable and encouraging openness that you’ll inspire the one you love to follow your example. Don’t resist or suppress what wants to emerge. There’s so much to be gained by wearing your heart on your sleeve now.

Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

It’s worth remembering that words aren’t your only way of interacting with the object of your affections now. Your actions can convey a message that is just as powerful and passionate. If you thought you were succeeding in keeping certain romantic cards close to your chest, then it’s also important to understand how transparent your thoughts and feelings might be to someone close. Save potential hassle or confusion and opt to be upfront and authentic.

Taurus Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

It won’t be difficult to reduce or eliminate a sense of restriction in your emotional world if you apply a bit of imagination. You’re also blessed with a superb ability to improvise cleverly now and project an image of confidence at the same time. If it’s excitement you want, then, whether single or attached, your imagination and confidence are your tickets to experiencing it!

Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Try to see the humor in what’s occurring in your love life at this time because it can be all too easy to dwell upon what’s annoying or frustrating. Whether you’re attached or single, positive vibes are finding their way into affairs of the heart and can do much to help you see what’s unfolding in a more upbeat, light-hearted way. One simple attitude adjustment could be all it takes.

Taurus yesterday love horoscope:

Sunday 27th of January 2019

Persistence looks set to pay off where achieving one romantic goal is concerned but don’t become deflated if it appears you’ve taken only one step of many needed. Taking small but calculated steps forward moves you closer to your passionate potential. If you remain focused on the bigger picture of what you want to achieve, then dreams and desires that seem far off in the distance will become tantalizingly closer. All you need is plenty of patience.

Aries Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

You might be setting unrealistic expectations where your responsibility to a particular person is concerned. Try to recognize the limits to how much you should strive to placate them. You could be overextending your emotional energy and as much as forming or strengthening an intimate connection might feel like a priority at this time, remember that it takes two to tango and do other things, too. Your needs are just as important.

Aries tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

A sudden or chaotic love life scenario could require you to dig deep to find the patience or self-restraint to deal with it. Fortunately, this disruption is unlikely to last long and can be helped by you looking inward to draw from love life lessons learned in the past. You have a choice regarding how to deal with this little snafu and focusing on what you’re learning from it is the key to bringing swift closure.

Aquarius Daily Love Horoscope

Monday 28th of January 2019

You have a choice regarding how you deal with tricky or tense romantic circumstances, so don’t follow the path of least resistance if it encourages you to be stubborn or defensive. You can bring a much-needed sense of calmness and also have experience-based wisdom to offer. Don’t hold back with either. This situation can be steered into calmer waters, and your efforts could be integral to doing so.

Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Like you, love works to its own rules. However, rather than focus on perceived shortfalls, look closely at what’s really unfolding in your romantic world, because seeing a certain development realistically will help your confidence to soar. Instead of trying to steer any developments to match your expectations, move forward confidently with an open mind and an equally open heart.

Classic Zodiac Chat-up Lines

Classic Zodiac Chat-up Lines

From The Astrology room

Ever wondered how to spot a star sign from what they say? Here’s your rough guide to the zodiac chat-up lines based on daily horoscopes .

Here are the chat-up lines each star-sign is most likely to use on you based on their daily horoscopes

 

ARIES

Shall we go on?

 

TAURUS

I think you’re great. Let’s go eat.

 

GEMINI

Why don’t we dump these losers and you and me take off?

 

CANCER

Let’s go somewhere private.

 

LEO

I’d love to take you out, do you have anything smart to wear?

Or: Do you want to do your makeup before we leave?

VIRGO

I think I could really improve your life.

 

LIBRA

I love you for your mind as well as your body.

 

SCORPIO

Let’s change the world!

 

SAGITTARIUS

Fancy a bonk?

 

CAPRICORN

I think we’d work well together. I have a window on Thursday if you’d like to go for dinner.

 

AQUARIUS

Talk to me.

 

PISCES

Tell me everything about yourself.