This Day In History: Death of Last Native Speaker Leads to Extinction of Eyak Language (2008)

Death of Last Native Speaker Leads to Extinction of Eyak Language (2008)

Eyak is an extinct Na-Dené language historically spoken by the Eyak people, indigenous to south-central Alaska, near the mouth of the Copper River.

The closest relatives of Eyak are the Athabaskan languages. The Eyak–Athabaskan group forms a basic division of the Na-Dené language phylum, the other one being Tlingit

Numerous Tlingit place names along the Gulf Coast are derived from names in Eyak; they have obscure or even nonsensical meanings in Tlingit, but oral tradition has maintained many Eyak etymologies. The existence of Eyak-derived Tlingit names along most of the coast towards southeast Alaska is strong evidence that the prehistoric range of Eyak was once far greater than it was at the time of European contact. This confirms both Tlingit and Eyak oral histories of migration throughout the region.

Marie Smith Jones (May 14, 1918 – January 21, 2008)[1][2][3] of Cordova was the language’s last native speaker, and the last full-blooded Eyak. Because of the dying off of its native speakers, Eyak became a symbol in the fight against language extinction.[4]

The spread of English and suppression of aboriginal languages are not the only reasons for the decline of the Eyak language. The northward migration of the Tlingit people around Yakutat in precontact times encouraged the use of Tlingit rather than Eyak along much of the Pacific Coast of Alaska. Eyak was also under pressure from its neighbors to the west, the Alutiiq people of Prince William Sound, as well as some pressure from the people of the Copper River valley. Eyak and Tlingit culture began to merge along the Gulf Coast, and a number of Eyak-speaking groups were absorbed by the Gulf Coast Tlingit populations. This resulted in the replacement of Eyak by Tlingit among most of the mixed groups after a few generations, as reported in Tlingit oral histories of the area.

In June 2010, the Anchorage Daily News published an article about Guillaume Leduey, a French college student with an unexpected connection to the Eyak language. Beginning at age 12, he had taught himself Eyak, utilizing print and audio instructional materials he obtained from the Alaska Native Language Center. During that time, he never traveled to Alaska or conversed with Marie Smith Jones, the last native speaker.[5]

That same month that the article was published, he traveled to Alaska and met with Dr. Michael Krauss, a noted linguist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Krauss assisted Leduey with proper Eyak phonological pronunciation and assigned further instruction in grammar and morphology—including morphemic analyses of traditional Eyak stories.

In June 2011, Leduey returned to Alaska to facilitate Eyak language workshops in Anchorage and Cordova. He is now regarded as a fluent speaker, translator, and instructor of Eyak.[6] Despite his fluency, Eyak remains classified as “Extinct” as there is no native speaker left. Currently, Leduey provides instruction and curriculum assistance to the Eyak Language Project from France.

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Read Your Zodiac Sign’s Tarotscope: Week of January 21

Read Your Zodiac Sign’s Tarotscope: Week of January 21

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

Welcome to the week of January 21! 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 High Priestess

The High Priestess is primarily a card about intuition. This week, you’re being called to work on your perceptive skills, so that you can fine-tune your ability to hear your inner voice and receive messages from your unconscious mind. Have you been out of balance in a certain area of your life? Are you unsure if you’re on the right path regarding a specific situation? This card is encouraging you connect with your internal wisdom, because the answer you’re seeking is already inside of you.


Taurus Tarotscope (April 20 – May 20)

Your card for the week: 10 of Swords

The 10 of Swords acknowledges you are going through a painful time right now. Perhaps you’ve been betrayed, or it could be you’re experiencing a period of things crashing down on you. These types of experiences are never pleasant to go through, but this week you’re being called to focus on the new beginning that this ending can make way for. Even though you may feel like you’ve hit rock bottom, take solace in the fact that there’s nowhere else to go but up. Remember, obstacles can be opportunities in disguise.


Gemini Tarotscope (May 21 – June 20)

Your card for the week: 5 of Cups

The 5 of Cups indicates you’ve been allowing yourself to wade in a sea of regret and disappointment. While the pain you’re feeling is very real and shouldn’t be minimized, it isn’t a free pass to stay stuck in this mode forever. By choosing to focus on your perceived failures or mistakes, you can’t see the positive things right in front of you, nor can you move on toward greener pastures. There’s still hope, and it’s important this week that you find where that hope is and shift your attention to that.


Cancer Tarotscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your card for the week: The Hermit

It’s time to take a break from your everyday life! The Hermit is indicating that you may have a need to withdraw and reflect this week. It could be that you’ve been immersed in many new experiences or spent much of your time recently socializing. Now it is necessary to go for a walk in the forest, take a long bath, book a weekend getaway, or anything else that helps you disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your inner world. Recharging your spiritual batteries will help you reemerge with a renewed perspective.


Leo Tarotscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your card for the week: Queen of Swords

Get ready to sit high upon your throne this week! The Queen of Swords is incredibly perceptive, embodying an intellectual sharpness and maturity that helps her tune out the noise of emotion and outside opinion. You could be facing a decision now or in the near future, and this card is serving as a reminder to rely on your logic and to look at all the facts before proceeding. You have an abundance of experience and wisdom that you can draw upon, so make sure to utilize it.


Virgo Tarotscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Your card for the week: 8 of Cups

This week you’re being called to separate yourself from a disappointing situation or unfulfilling relationship in your life. The 8 of Cups acknowledges that this split will be painful, especially since you’ve devoted so much time and energy into it. In fact, this could be one of the reasons you haven’t moved on already. Rather than focusing on what the situation could have been or hoping things will change, accept it for what it is. Remember, leaving will hurt you temporarily but staying could hurt you more in the long run.


Libra Tarotscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 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.


Scorpio Tarotscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your card for the week: 4 of Cups

The 4 of Cups signals that you have been feeling unfulfilled and craving some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you are looking around and seeing what others have, longing for those things that aren’t a part of your own life. It might also be that you feel unmotivated in your present circumstances. While it’s nice to aspire, it’s easy to get caught up in an unhealthy cycle of desire. This week try to address the root cause of these feelings. Is the grass really greener on the other side, or do you just need to spend time watering your own grass?


Sagittarius Tarotscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your card for the week: 5 of Wands

Chaos, and conflict, and confusion … oh my! The 5 of Wands indicates you’ve been trying to work toward some type of goal but are being met with challenges that get in the way of your progress. Perhaps you feel as though your point of view is being challenged, or it could be you’re finding it difficult to work with a specific person. Either way, you’re being challenged this week to truly listen to others’ opinions. You might find that what initially seemed like criticism was actually constructive feedback that will help you in the long run.


Capricorn Tarotscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your card for the week: 4 of Swords

Rest, reflect, and recover. That is the message the 4 of Swords has for you this week. You may have faced a difficult situation recently, such as the loss of a job, the ending of a relationship, or issues related to money. This matter took a lot out of you, and now you might be feeling mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained. Take some time to recuperate and recharge. It’s important to give yourself this opportunity to reactivate yourself — it helps you go back into the world with a rejuvenated spirit and a new perspective.


Aquarius Tarotscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your card for the week: Ace of Swords

Your breakthrough moment has arrived! The Ace of Swords signals that the fog is lifting, and you have greater mental clarity this week. It may feel as though you’re viewing the world through a brand-new lens, one that helps you cut through the noise and get to the truth of the matter. Is a situation not what it seems? Has someone been deceiving you? Have you been deceiving yourself? You’re being handed an opportunity to clear the air and get to the heart of the matter.


Pisces Tarotscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your card for the week: Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups indicates emotional maturity, compassion, and a nurturing spirit. This week you are being called to express this energy in some way. Perhaps a friend approaches you with relationship troubles, or it could be that a colleague is coming to you for support with a problem they’re facing. When this happens, listen from the heart as they speak but remain emotionally separated from the issue. While it may be tempting to dive head-first into the situation with them, understand that only they can work themselves out of their predicament. is Part of Zappallas USA © 2019

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 22

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 22


Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 8 PM to 11 PM EST today (5 PM to 8 PM PST ). After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

What a difference a day makes! To make this a spectacular day, you might travel somewhere exciting. If you cannot travel, you can explore your own city or perhaps you can expand your world through learning something new?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Business and commerce are favoured today. You will benefit from the wealth of others because they will do favours for you or give you gifts or even money – obviously, this is an excellent day to ask a bank for a loan or mortgage. (Plus romance is hot!)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a lovely day for dealing with members of the public and hanging out with good friends and partners because everyone wants to see your face. They love you! Fair Venus and lucky Jupiter are lined up directly opposite your sign.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is an excellent day at work or for any task that you set yourself today. You feel strong and vigourous. What makes things really perfect is that you will get praise from coworkers and bosses today. In fact, some of you might get a raise. Oh yeah.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

When a fun, playful day! Make plans to party with people you love. Take a long lunch or perhaps play hooky? Join the gang for Happy Hour. Enjoy sports events, playful activities with children and anything to do with the arts and the entertainment world. Great day for a romantic date.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a fabulous day for real-estate negotiations. It’s also great day to entertain at home and enjoy warm relations with family. A relative might be generous to you today. Perhaps they will give you a gift or treat you to good food and drink. A truly feel-good day!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a wonderful day to schmooze with others because you are in a positive frame of mind and ironically, almost everyone you meet is likewise feeling friendly and upbeat. “Hail fellow, well met!” Great day for short trips and those who sell, promote, teach, act and write.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is an excellent day for business, commerce and finance. Look for ways to boost your income. Look for ways to make money. It’s true you might be a tad too optimistic; nevertheless, the gods are blessing you when it comes to money today! Ka-ching!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a lucky day! You might experience a sudden windfall or an unexpected advantage. Feel free to indulge yourself spend on something lavish and beautiful because your ruler Jupiter and Venus are lined up in your sign. People will seek out your company.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have a warm feeling in your tummy today because life feels good. You are happy to be alive and grateful for who you are what you have. (Think of millions of people in this world who are suffering. It’s a sobering realization.) Gratitude is important.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

What a wonderful day to enjoy the company of others. Have fun with your best friends! You will also enjoy your interactions with clubs, groups and organizations because they will benefit you in some way. For some, a friend might become a lover. Oh my.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You look fabulous in the eyes of bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Anyone in a position of power will admire you today. You appear confident, successful and affluent (even if you’re broke). This gives you influence in the world! Use it!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Jennifer Spence (1977) shares your birthday today. You are a multitalented person who is loving, caring and generous. You stand up for what is right! This is your year of harvest and major achievements because you are reaping the benefits of the last decade. You will taste power and leadership in all your relationships. Get going. Make it happen! It’s time to think success, power and money!




Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 21

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 21


Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Supermoon in Leo peaks at 0:16 AM EST.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Yikes! Although the Moon is in your fellow Fire sign, which is good news; however, your ruler fiery Mars is at odds with stern Saturn. This means you feel blocked by bosses and parents. In fact, their comments might embody your worst fears about yourself. (Aaggghh!)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It’s very easy to question yourself today because you have a sense of internal inadequacy. (“I’m navel lint.”) It isn’t true. Lots of people feel this way today because of some tough energy. On top of which, the supermoon amps everyone’s feelings. Oy!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Tread carefully when dealing with friends and members of groups today because whatever you propose will probably be shot down. People feel cautious and careful today and today’s unusual Full Moon can amplify these feelings of fear. But this is just an illusion. (Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might find yourself at loggerheads when dealing with parents and bosses today. No matter what you suggest, they don’t approve. “Talk to the hand!” Knowing this ahead of time, fold your tent like the Arabs and wait for another day to make your pitch.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues today because they will go South in a New York minute. People are easily annoyed. They feel irritable and combative – if provoked. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) Relax and enjoy this supermoon in your sign!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Squabbles about shared property or inheritances might arise today. For sure this is a poor day to have discussions about these matters including taxes, debt and insurance issues. Personalities will clash. Furthermore, authority figures will shut you down.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be patient with partners and close friends today because squabbles will arise. You might chalk it up to the energy of the supermoon, but my money is on the fact that Mars and Saturn are at odds. Mars is aggressive and Saturn is immovable. Classic clash.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Don’t make a big deal about things when dealing with coworkers today, especially if they make mistakes. So what? Big deal. You make mistakes, too – we all do. But today, people are so touchy, if you criticize them they will react! Your confidence might be shaky as well.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Squabbles with kids and lover’s quarrels are par for the course today. The way to deal with this is to smile and be patient. Patience is the antidote to anger. It doesn’t address the cause but it does address the symptom. Patience is your best friend today.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Avoid family quarrels today because they will likely occur. Steer clear of this possibility, especially with an authority figure in the family. Don’t even go there. Nevertheless, financial matters and dealings with shared property will come to a head today. Cope as best you can.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re ready for bear today, which is why some people might run away from you. Be careful that you’re not coming on too strong or being too aggressive. Lighten up! Today the Full Moon is opposite your sign, which is an indication of tension with others. Stay mellow.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Squabbles about money or possessions are likely today. Avoid these if possible. It’s a strong Full Moon day, which means people are more excitable and more emotional about everything. Ideally, you want to keep a low profile. Chill out.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer/songwriter Emma Bunton (1976) shares your birthday today. You are an original thinker and a great communicator. Personally, you are fun-loving. This is your year of teaching and learning. What you learn this year will be crucial for your progress and success next year. This is an excellent year to explore meditation, yoga or any discipline that will help you to get a better understanding of who you are.


Read Your Sign’s Lunar Eclipse Love Horoscope

Read Your Sign’s Lunar Eclipse Love Horoscope

How will the Lunar Eclipse in loving Leo impact your sign? Staff

A Total Lunar Eclipse in romantic Leo is here to top off the first month of the year! On January 21, 2019, you can expect to hit the romantic reset button and see your love life from a new perspective. While this energy has every intention of filling your heart and bringing fulfillment to your relationships, the road to happiness is not always easy. You may be forced to take big risks, have a long, analytical look at your relationship, ask tough questions about your approach to love, and make drastic changes. This eclipse may challenge you and test your heart, but you can expect an eye-opening experience that will show you the endless romantic opportunities in front of you.

This is the last Lunar Eclipse in Leo for 17 years, so don’t miss out! Keep reading to see how YOUR sign will be impacted by this lunation.

You’re no stranger to risk, but gambling when your heart is on the line is intimidating, even for you! But this Lunar Eclipse in your 5th House of Romance and Pleasure is stirring up a turning point in your love life. If you’re willing to take the leap, confess how you feel, or express your desires during this powerful lunation, you might just get everything you’ve been hoping for. Whether you’re finally asking out the object of your affection or admitting you need more from your life partner, you will be rewarded for speaking up and making yourself a priority in your love life. So, have confidence now and go forward with the understanding that the universe has your back.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

There’s no place like home! You are craving something extra comfy and cozy during this Lunar Eclipse in your 4th House of Home and Family. If you and your significant other have been debating whether to move in together, buy a home, or renovate your current living space, you might just come to a decision, either bringing the conversation to close or into a blossoming second phase. If you’re single, you will likely be seeking something or someone who feels familiar to you. Maybe this is a friend or someone close to you, or perhaps this is an ex. Let your need for something different overcome your desire for comfort!


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The universe is trying to send you a message about your love life, so listen up! In fact, open your mind, eyes, AND ears to the opportunities around you that have the potential to drastically enhance your love life. Pay attention to the connection you have with your partner now. Appreciate the positive vibes flowing between the two of you. Take note of any disconnects you feel and consider steps you can take to improve them. If you’re searching for the one, be ready to receive someone new now! You’ve got a way with words and will be especially charming now, so your chances of finding that special someone are high.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

There’s nothing you appreciate more than some genuine love and support. When your loved ones aren’t offering to carry their share of the emotional weight, it can make you, well … crabby. While your job and money situation may be shining now, your partner may not be there to celebrate and support you in the way you expected. Or you may find you’re so caught up in new work opportunities that you’re blind to any love prospects who might try to approach you. Remember that there’s more to life than work. Don’t forget to nurture your loving relationships now, too.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Everyone around you better duck because your heart is about to burst open! This Lunar Eclipse in your sign has you eager to express your feelings to someone special — and, lucky for you, the feelings are mutual! Any fears you’ve had about shifting from an “I” to a “we” will melt away now. Whether you’re in a happily committed relationship or are on the hunt for that partner-to-be, you’ll be completely ready to commit and claim this identity. Things are coming together in a beautiful way now — and you deserve it.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Up and at ’em! This Lunar Eclipse will be a time of awakening for you. Experiencing a breakthrough, negative or positive, is rarely easy, so prepare yourself for the ground shaking energy that lies ahead. You’ll likely be ready to close a chapter in your life now. Whether you decide to say goodbye to a stage in your relationship, leave your partner completely, or move beyond your bachelor or bachelorette life in hopes of finding the one, this lunation will be a heavy hitter for you. Remember to focus on yourself, your desires, and what’s best for your future. Once you become the priority, any necessary changes won’t seem quite so scary.


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Being the social butterfly that you are, this Lunar Eclipse in your 11th House of Friendship is bringing you just what you need! You’ll be acutely aware of your connections with others during this time. Take note of who you’re connecting with, who gives you butterflies, and who brings you down. It may be time to walk away from someone who doesn’t enrich your life. Or, you may find that your current relationship has started to look more like a business alliance. Don’t walk away, just make time for some frivolous fun together to reignite a playful spark! Single and feeling a sudden attraction to a friend? It may finally be time to explore something more…


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You’ve been putting in long hours at the office and working overtime to climb that ladder of success. It’s been exhausting, but the reward will be so sweet. No, we’re not just talking about money and promotions. If you’re in a relationship, you’re about to get the support, praise, and celebration you deserve! Your honey has noticed your hard work wants you to feel recognized. Get ready for a nice dinner, bubble bath, or massage to relax and thank you. If you’re single, get out on the town! Not only do you deserve to celebrate your achievements, but you’ll have an air of authority and accomplishment around you that will be magnetic to any interested takers.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You better sit down for this news. This lunation will be an eye-opening experiencing for you, and you might not like what you see. The thing that you value most in the world, your freedom, may seem like it’s shrinking away. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or you’re still trying to find your soulmate, you’ll begin to realize the sacrifice you need to make in order to make your honey happy and build a healthy, functional relationship. While you might have a super cool partner who gives you your space, during this time you’ll understand that this person could be around … forever. Take this time to see why it’s so important to find someone you genuinely love and could cling to for eternity.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

It’s getting HOT in here! If you’ve been searching for a spark in your love life, this is your moment. This Lunar Eclipse in fiery Leo lands in your 8th House of Intimacy. If you’ve been struggling with intimacy in your partnership, this lunation can help get things back on track — or make you finally realize you two just don’t connect deeply. For those wanting to up their efforts: take your significant other out on a hot date, enjoy some deep conversation, light some candles, then take it to the bedroom and enjoy a night of passion! If you’re single and on the prowl, you are likely to have a strong, magnetic connection with someone now. While this can make for an incredible moment, it may be too much too soon and not built to last.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

This Lunar Eclipse is happening in your 7th House of Relationships, and it’s going to bring some major changes to your love life. If you’re teetering on the edge of a romantic shift already, then you might be able to predict what’s to come. For the rest of you, this jolt to may be incredibly positive or negative… Some of you will meet someone who makes your knees weak, or decide to go from casual to committed, or feel a sudden awakening with your partner. Unfortunately, others will feel the sting of rejection or separation. Allow hope and optimism to fill your heart now. Keep your chin up, but be prepared for anything.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

You’re getting tired. Love has been particularly exhausting lately, and during this Lunar Eclipse, you might just run out of romantic energy. For those of you in a relationship, you’ll be forced to analyze the balance of your partnership. Are you giving more than you’re taking? If the answer is yes, you’ll likely need to confront your partner and either work through it together or come to a conclusion. If you’re single, reaching the end of your rope could mean cutting off your efforts toward a specific object of your affection and turning your attention somewhere new. Regardless, make sure you’re prioritizing your health and happiness when it comes to love. is Part of Zappallas USA © 2019

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of January 21

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of January 21

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


With the sun moving into analytical Aquarius and instigating a stunning full moon in Leo, we can begin to see beyond the depths of winter to the gradual increase in daylight and the romantic change we seek.

But not all of us like change, nor seek it. Some, usually the more cautious, so-called ‘fixed’ signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, prefer to stick to the tried and trusted. They require order in their life, or need to control or be sure the steps they are taking are the right ones. So this week, if you are one of those signs, or your partner or lover is, remember that changing your attitude to change itself is the best remedy right now for getting exactly what you want, when you want it.



Right now, anything can be sorted out, within reason, particularly personal goals. But it’s hardly surprising you feel pressured by other people’s stress. With an enterprising attitude to your own lifestyle and the way you’re going to live it from now on, focus on your love goals, say no to compromise, and say yes to a boost of self-worth.




You have a renewed passion for all you’re about to achieve. In fact, you’ve become totally aware of your talents and ready to unleash them on loved ones. Remember, whoever we are, whatever we think ourselves to be, we can never escape ourselves. Right now, the cosmic energy is giving you a very clear mirror of who you really are.




For a long time now, something inside you has been saying, ‘anything for an easy life,’ but there’s a teeny bit of you which longs for more excitement or just someone to smile at you in ’that special way’.  So this week, it’s time to make a wish. A wish that you know will change your life for the better. Remember, what comes true is usually that which we truly believe in.




Those things we long for are actually the very things we can learn to develop in our own love life. For example, if you envy those who appear to have stable relationships, it’s likely that deep down inside, you need to unleash your sensible side. Time to bravely change your attitude and you change your relationship for the better.




With the full moon in your own sign, and with so much focus on making new decisions, you’re ready to be more expressive to loved ones than you’ve ever been before. One minute you want to give more of your time to your career, then, the next minute, you feel ready to settle down in the countryside. It’s time to be true to your desires and make the right choice.




Dreaming about what you can do in a love relationship is one thing, but you’ve also realised you have to communicate it all too. You may feel regrets from the past overcoming you again, and you may sort of feel as if you just don’t seem to get your message across. But from the end of this week, you can. Then it’s time to be a bit of a brave and true heart and discuss your feelings openly.




With the sun moving into fellow air-sign, Aquarius,  it’s hardly surprising you’re fired up for all kinds of romantic action. Just take care you don’t miss out on new love, or the revival of an extraordinary affair. Re-open the intuitive channels, tune into the moods around you, and make a very life-enhancing choice.




Fixed sign or not, deep down in your soul, you know that if your life gets too routine, you’ll only end up rebelling. So get out and about with your lover or partner, plan future changes, travel or new projects. Now’s the time to get out of a rut fast, especially when the sensual side of you seeks liberation.




Think carefully about what you are feeling now. Are you ready to leap into new action, or to take a romantic opportunity that comes you way? And if so, are you happy to pay the price? It could be an expensive few months ahead, but the investment will soon be worthwhile.




There is a side to you which yearns for an unconventional love life, or maybe total independence. But there is also a part of you which needs to live like others too. Whether single or attached, this is giving you much food for thought. Drop the ideals, it’s time to trust in the kind of love that brings you back to reality.




With the sun in your sign and a full moon in your love angle, it’s hardly surprising you’re in the mood for romance. Use this empowering creative force to strengthen your own sense of identity and make something real in your love life. Then you can be loved for the truly reliable person you actually are.




How can you maintain a love relationship and still honour your personal freedom? Living together makes sense financially, and, of course, there are many other benefits. But the desire for a little more independence is getting to you. This week, you will be tested in your loyalty and desires, but in the weeks to come, you will know where your true path lies.



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Your General Horoscopes for the Week of January 21

Your General Horoscopes for the Week of January 21

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

No problem is too small to be shared. Please remember that my friend, as it really will make your life a better place to be. New faces with strange names bring luck to your career and finances and you begin to work out how to make your life a more fun place to be.


TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Travel is well starred and you start to feel more in control of life and where yours is going. Try not to tell lies for others this week or it will come back on you. It’s vital you keep your nose clean as new faces in your life are working out whether you could be a long term option.


GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Whatever changes this week brings, embrace them. They are stepping stones to a better life with more adventures. You can pretend you want a predictable life, but you and I know different. Debts you settle now can do much for your credit rating.


CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Are you talking for the sake of it, or do you really mean the words you say? Only you can answer that question with any real honesty Cancer. By being truthful to yourself, you will get the respect you crave from others. Family come round for you just in the nick of time on Friday.


LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Try not to do favours for others which you know they would not do in return for you. I’m proud of you and all you have achieved, but a jealous face seems to know just how to hurt you with their words. Don’t allow them airplay, but get on with the many other commitments you have this week.


VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

If there is a bad habit you wanted to give up or someone you wanted to get out of your life, then this is the week you can do it. You may not realise it, but the stars have given you the gift of foresight so you will be able to guess the next move of others. Family prove demanding, but give them time and space.


LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Do not get involved in futile arguments with others or you will only end up alone and frustrated. Without realising it, you have achieved more in this month than you normally do in six. Try to take the time out to find pride in all you’ve done. An important face will soon give you recognition if you do.


SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

There is a certain amount of frustration in your chart which is making it hard for you to get things done your way. Just try to go with the flow my friend, as you’ll have plenty of chance to make adjustments by Friday. By showing you have tried it their way, you will prove that you listened.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

If your cup is empty, then go fill it up Sagittarius. I see from your stars that you have spent much of this year waiting for others to do things for you. Change this and show how proactive you can be. It’s what will take you to the next stage of your very exciting adventure.


CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

News you were waiting for has been delayed, but this gives you the perfect opportunity to get out there and do what needs to be done for yourself. You can shine in front of the very faces you have spent months trying to get to notice you. Don’t leave a debt, but contact those concerned.


AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

If you would allow your heart and your head to communicate, then you would see that they are actually working with each other and not against each other. Making time for the younger generation can teach you about what is really important to you. It may even lead to you picking personal over professional this week.


PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Try to make sure that you get to where you need to be on time this week. It seems from your stars that a mistake you made over the weekend has left you with little or no confidence. Mistakes are how we learn though Pisces, so be proud of your experience and go on to be a better person for it.


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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, January 21


During the two days after any full moon — especially one that served a dual purpose as a Total Lunar Eclipse—there are many ways to play the role of goodwill ambassador around the globe. Helping you connect more sensitively to the hearts and souls of billions of earthly lives is a grand trine in fire signs. This geometric dynamo is composed of the moon in Leo making trines to Mars in Aries (6:20 p.m.), plus Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius (8:45 p.m. and 9:13 p.m., respectively).

Another trine between Ceres and Chiron in water signs (6:12 p.m.) — and happening just two minutes after the lunar trine to Mars — provides added encouragement. However, as is often the case, blocking actions by cosmic discord-generators try to stymie your efforts as Mars squares Saturn (3:49 a.m.), Ceres and Uranus form an oblique, 150-degree tie (2:32 p.m.), and Mercury squares knowledge-wisdom producer Pallas (9:58 p.m.). Stay above the fray by tuning out self-doubts and being adamant about changing the world for the highest good.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, Jan. 19th

Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Horoscopes for Saturday, Jan. 19th


Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In the next few weeks, your popularity will increase. Everyone will want to see your face. (Yes, you will have to get dressed.) This window of time is an excellent time to set future goals and discuss them with others to get their feedback. Try it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For the next four weeks, the Sun is at the top of your chart casting you in a flattering light (symbolically), which is why bosses, parents and VIPs are going to be so impressed with you. You don’t even have to do anything special. Take this one to the bank!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Travel as much as possible in the next few weeks because you want to have some adventure and a change of scenery! Be a tourist in your own backyard. You can also expand your world through study, film and talking to people from other backgrounds.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will be more focused on taxes, debt, shared property, inheritances and insurance issues in the next four weeks. The good news is that you will get some of this stuff done! Plow through that paperwork. Be ruthless. “Be gone!”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Because the Sun is opposite your sign for the next four weeks, you will be more tired than usual and will definitely need more sleep. However, this polarized position of the Sun will make you focus on your partnerships and close friendships more than usual. How can you improve them?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

By nature, you like to be organized. (This doesn’t mean you are – but you wish you would be.) In the next four weeks, you will work to get better organized and make an effort to work smarter and be more efficient. You will also want to improve your health.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Lucky you! The next four weeks will bring you opportunities to socialize, enjoy parties and playful activities with children, the arts, movies, musical performances and sports events. You will want to have fun! And why not? After all, life is short – and fat.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Welcome every opportunity to cocoon at home and enjoy the company of family in the next four weeks because this will appeal. You want to relax among familiar surroundings and hibernate. This is the perfect time of year to do this.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Fasten your seatbelts because you’re in for a busy four weeks! Short trips, increased errands and appointments plus an urge to talk to others, especially siblings, relatives and neighbours will keep you hopping! Enjoy!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your focus will be on money, possessions and your assets in the next four weeks. You might look for a better paying job or ways to make money on the side. You will also think about what it is that really matters in life. (Important to know.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The Sun will be in your sign for the next four weeks giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of year. You will also attract people and favourable situations to you. Yes, Aquarius rules!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep a low profile in the next four weeks because your personal year is coming to an end. Now is the time to give yourself a report card. How well are you doing at the art of living? How do you want your new year to be different? Jot down some ideas. When you write down a wish – it becomes a goal.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer, songwriter, actress Dolly Parton (1946) shares your birthday today. You are innovative, creative and you have a sharp mind. You are also honest and forthright. Because this will be a fast-paced year, get ready for action. Expect fresh excitement! Enjoy travel opportunities and chances to expand your horizons. Be open to embracing change and new opportunities. Your personal freedom is one of your goals this year.




Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 18

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 18


Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 8 PM to 11 PM EST today (5 PM to 8 PM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Gemini into Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because you want something very much today, (perhaps related to travel, publishing, the media or something to do with medicine, the law and higher education) -you’re prepared to fight for what you want even if you have to stand up to bosses, parents, professors and VIPs. Fist in the air!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are blessed today. You might receive gifts, favours or help from others. Knowing this, you can also ask for help because it will be forthcoming. However, avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues because these will quickly get out of hand. Definitely!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

It’s easy to schmooze with others today, which is why you will enjoy the company of partners and close friends. However, disputes about shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances and insurance issues might arise. If they do, they will get nasty because people will insist on standing their ground.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Welcome the support of coworkers today. You’ll find it easy to work with others, in addition to which, you yourself, might get praise or even a raise. Meanwhile, difficulties with partners and close friends might arise because of a difference of views. It was ever thus.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Romance is passionate today! The stuff of movies. You want to play and socialize! However, something related to your job or even your health might create obstacles because someone is determined to persuade you to their way of thinking. Tread carefully.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a marvellous day to entertain at home. Invite friends and family over for good food and drink. You might also want to do something to redecorate or make your home look more attractive. Be patient with children to avoid arguments.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You will enjoy your surroundings today, which is a blessing for you because you are affected by your surroundings – smells, lighting, colour and composition. (Not many people understand this, but you do.) Avoid family arguments today because they might occur. Steer clear!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Do not try to convince others to agree with you about something today, which, incidentally, you will be tempted to do. Or you might attract someone to you who wants you to agree with them? Instead, focus on moneymaking ideas and shopping for beautiful things. (Check the Moon Alert above.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Disputes about money and possessions are likely today. But is this conflict worth it? Fortunately, Venus is in your sign making you diplomatic and charming with everyone. Go with what wins. Everyone hates arguments and dissension.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today Mercury and Pluto are lined up in your sign, which means all your communications with others will be intense. You might want to influence others to agree with you. You might also encounter opposition from others. Don’t go looking for trouble. In fat, enjoy privacy in beautiful surroundings.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your ability to research today is phenomenal! You’ll be like a dog with a bone. You won’t stop until you find what you’re looking for because you are focused, even ruthless. Meanwhile, relations with friends and groups are warm and supportive.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You look wonderful in the eyes of others today, which is why bosses, parents and VIPs are so impressed! Don’t ruin this advantage by having an argument with a friend or a member of a group. Don’t take the bait! Let everyone enjoy their own beliefs – even if you don’t agree.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Kevin Costner (1955) shares your birthday today. You are generous, kindhearted and enjoy helping others. You are easy-going, optimistic and reliable. This year hard work and effort pay will pay off. Start by simplifying your life so you can build solid foundations. Focus your energy in one direction. Physical exercise will be important this year. Explore yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline that you enjoy.