Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 16th

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 1 PM to 8:30 PM EST today (10 AM to 5:30 PM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

For most of this day, the Moon is in one of your Money Houses; meanwhile, due to the Moon Alert, it’s a poor day for financial decisions or shopping! In fact, restrict your spending to food, gas and entertainment during this window of time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign; however, it’s a Moon Alert. This means you will feel more emotional that usual about things. It also means you should avoid important decisions and major purchases. Ideally, restrict your spending to food, gas and entertainment.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

For most of today, things are vague and iffy. Expect minor errors and shortages. You might feel like you’re not on the same page as everyone else. Or maybe they’re not on the same page as you? Everything is relative. Just cope as best you can. (Just today.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is is Moon Alert; and the Moon is your ruler — nevertheless, this is a lovely day for a heart-to-heart conversation with a female. This conversation might inspire you to change your goals. If so, wait until the Moon Alert is over to make up your mind.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are high viz. today. People notice you. Avoid public arguments in elevators. There’s a crazy element at play today because of the Moon Alert. This means you’re creative but things are vague and indecisive. Don’t volunteer for anything. Don’t agree to anything important.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you want to be somewhere else. You want to get away from all this. Obviously, travel or the chance to escape in a film or a book will please you. Because of the Moon Alert, avoid important legal decisions and anything to do with medicine and money.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the Moon is in one of your Money Houses; however, it’s a Moon Alert. Do not be tempted to make a decision about shared property, inheritances or insurance disputes. Get your info, but wait until the Moon Alert is over before you act. Capisce?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a good day for creative discussions with partners or close friends because the Moon Alert is opposite your sign. People will be more candid. However, do not hold them to anything they say today because after the Moon Alert is over – everything changes. Oy!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Expect delays, shortages and misunderstandings at work today because of the Moon Alert. It’s not a big thing – but it’s there. Definitely avoid important financial decisions. Just coast. Restrict spending to food, gas and fun diversions.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a wonderful, creative, playful day! Go with the flow! You’ll find it easy to think outside of the box, which is why you will be full of imaginative, original ideas. Write them down. They might apply to sports, the arts, future vacations or your relations with kids.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will enjoy cocooning at home today. You might have a heart-to-heart talk with a female family member. Nevertheless, whatever happens, during the time of the Moon Alert, do not shop for anything for home other than food and do not agree to anything important.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is the vague, loosey-goosey day because of the Moon Alert. However, your imagination is in overdrive. If you have some original, far-out ideas – write them down! But make promises to no one. Restrict your spending to food, gas and entertainment.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Composer, playwright, singer, lyricist, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980) shares your birthday today. You have a curious mind and are interested in others. You listen. You like to educate yourself through reading. This year is more slower paced. Basically, it’s your turn to take a rest. Learn to cooperate with others. Look for ways to practice kindness and be helpful to others. Be relaxed and easy going. Business and personal relationships will be helpful.

 

–GeorgiaNichols

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 15

Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you feel sensible and thrifty about your money. This is why if you are shopping, you will confine your purchases to practical, long-lasting items. No ostrich feather boas – not today. Trust your moneymaking ideas.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing with stern Saturn. This is why you feel sensible and aware of your duties. Not only are you aware of your duties and obligations, you are willing to fulfil them. (Is there a Girl Guide badge for this?)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You will be thorough and careful if doing research today. You won’t overlook details. Furthermore, you will be patient and not rush things. This influence will help you to check details regarding inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance matters.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Someone older or more experienced (quite likely, a female) might have good counsel for you today. This person might influence you or help you to set future goals. (Never turn down the possibility of a hot tip.) Discussions with partners and close friends will focus on practical matters.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You will be productive at work today because you are in a practical frame of mind. This means you are concerned with common sense decisions and everyday matters that affect everyone. You might also take this approach to matters related to your own health.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It will be easy to study subjects today or finish writing a paper or book because you are willing to put your comforts second to getting the job done. Yes, the job comes first. This is also an excellent day to wade through details and forms regarding long-distance travel.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Family discussions will be productive and practical today because people are concerned with everyday matters. In fact, someone in the family who is older or in a position of authority might have some worthwhile ideas. Explore how you might get financial support for home repairs.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Conversations with partners and close friends will be productive because primarily, they will focus on serious matters. It’s a good day to discuss how to pull together as a team to get something done. You might define your boundaries or delegate duties.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This will be a productive day at work mainly because you want to be productive. You’re in a practical frame of mind and you want to deal with issues in a sensible, orderly way so that you can get them done as soon as possible. Furthermore, you don’t want to overlook anything.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discussions about how to care for and educate children will be practical and sensible today. This is also a good day to teach children. Likewise, any kind of practice related to the performance arts or music or sports will go well because you have the patience to hone your skills.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A family member, especially someone in a position of authority or someone who is more experienced, will be worth listening to today. When you think about it, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Why not stand on the shoulders of those who were gone before you?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is an excellent day for mental work or any kind of work that requires focus, concentration and attention to detail. You won’t mind doing routine tasks that you usually want to avoid. This is because you have a personal sense of self discipline today. You’re ready to suck it up and get ‘er done!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Regina King (1971) shares your birthday today. You are emotional, romantic and yet, you are also realistic. Your creative, high energy inspires others. You always set high expectations for yourself. A new nine-year cycle will begin for you this year. It will open up many possibilities! You might start a new business activity or change residences. Open any door because your future is in your hands.

 

–GeorgiaNichols

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, January 15

COSMIC CALENDAR

As the moon continues its monthly transit through physically determined Taurus, the universe reminds you to tune into conservative, sensible attitudes that can lead you to business or career success. This is emphasized as the lunar orb trines Saturn and Mercury in Capricorn (10:51 a.m. and 5:31 p.m., respectively). Tweak a square aspect between the sun in Capricorn and Pallas in Libra (12:15 p.m.) away from mental fatigue and in the direction of being a superb problem-solver and strategist. Building rainbow bridges between personality and soul realms of consciousness is the message emanating from an inspirational, 72-degree link between Mercury and Chiron (1:45 p.m.).

[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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Astrology of Midlife

Astrology of Midlife

Discover the life-changing effects of the outer planets’ cycles

Maria DeSimone

Men and women of every race and culture commiserate with the phase of life we like to call the “midlife crisis.” Believe it or not, there are key astrological cycles we’ll go through during our early 40s that help us move toward a level of individuation we simply could not have achieved until these years. That is, if they don’t drive us crazy first.

It all begins with the Pluto square

Your midlife crisis peaks at around age 40-42, when we all experience the famous Uranus opposition. More on that in a minute, but first let me introduce you to the transit that opens wide the door to midlife for us — kind of like the grim reaper. You know, I must be talking about a Pluto transit and it happens to be called the Pluto square.

For each of us, between the ages of 36-42 (depending on the year you were born), transiting Pluto in the sky will make a square to your natal Pluto placement. This transit forces us to confront what is no longer working in our life. What has died … or is about to die.

Youth as we know it dies at this time while midlife is born. There’s just no denying it — our bodies and lives are rich with maturity and responsibility now. We’re raising kids, building our careers and often in significant relationship transition. There is major internal pressure during the Pluto square to recognize where in your life there is stagnation. If you refuse to change it, the Pluto square makes that area of your life shatter.

Don’t be afraid of it, though: the Pluto square might lead to a symbolic death of life the way we knew it, but you can be certain that it also paves the way for an important new beginning.

During my Pluto square I was going through a divorce and simultaneously building my Astrology career. Loss was certainly everywhere, but now that I’m past the Pluto square I can say without a doubt that the “death” needed to happen in order for me to turn the page in the book of my personal life and begin this next exciting chapter. And so it is with everyone who goes through a Pluto square.

Next up is the Neptune square

Your Neptune square happens at around age 40, and it has a lot to do with a shift in spiritual values — even a sense of confusion about where you are. If you’ve ignored the Neptunian part of life, this time might coincide with a spiritual quest.

If you do this midlife cycle wrong, you might drink too much or practice another unhealthy escapist behavior. You might take stock of your achievements up until now and feel like they’re worthless. A sense of disappointment is possible, and ultimately this will prompt you towards questioning your life and purpose in a deeper way. Ultimately, you will be spiritualized

Your midlife crisis peaks with the Uranus opposition

Soon after — or around the same time — the famous Uranus opposition happens. THIS is when our world turns upside down. At around age 40-42, transiting Uranus will oppose our natal Uranus and we realize that half of our life is behind us and the other half is still ahead. This is a major personal awakening that often results in a restless energy that needs to be externalized. We recognize with a sense of urgency that we only have one more chance at making our lives into what we really want it to be.

THIS is when middle-aged married men buy the red sports car and have an affair with a 25-year-old. This is when the homemaker decides to go back to college, unsettling everyone in her family. This is when the confirmed bachelor gets married and the couple you thought would be together forever announce their divorce.

We’re not old, but we’re no longer young, and this realization leads to a major life assessment. It’s time to either meet or revamp the goals we set when we were in our 20s. This is the cycle we truly individuate and begin to live life on our own terms. Hopefully, we can accomplish this without a rebellious outburst, but it’s usually part of the package. One thing is certain: After this cycle, life is forever changed.

Your Saturn opposition is a reality check

Then, at around age 44 or so, we experience the Saturn opposition, when transiting Saturn opposes our natal Saturn. This is when we get a major reality check and need to face the consequences of the choices we made during our Uranus opposition. Remember, this transit will happen after the Uranus opposition and you WILL somehow “pay the piper” if you acted too recklessly during your midlife tantrum.

 

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 15

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 15

 

Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you feel sensible and thrifty about your money. This is why if you are shopping, you will confine your purchases to practical, long-lasting items. No ostrich feather boas – not today. Trust your moneymaking ideas.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing with stern Saturn. This is why you feel sensible and aware of your duties. Not only are you aware of your duties and obligations, you are willing to fulfil them. (Is there a Girl Guide badge for this?)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You will be thorough and careful if doing research today. You won’t overlook details. Furthermore, you will be patient and not rush things. This influence will help you to check details regarding inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance matters.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Someone older or more experienced (quite likely, a female) might have good counsel for you today. This person might influence you or help you to set future goals. (Never turn down the possibility of a hot tip.) Discussions with partners and close friends will focus on practical matters.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You will be productive at work today because you are in a practical frame of mind. This means you are concerned with common sense decisions and everyday matters that affect everyone. You might also take this approach to matters related to your own health.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It will be easy to study subjects today or finish writing a paper or book because you are willing to put your comforts second to getting the job done. Yes, the job comes first. This is also an excellent day to wade through details and forms regarding long-distance travel.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Family discussions will be productive and practical today because people are concerned with everyday matters. In fact, someone in the family who is older or in a position of authority might have some worthwhile ideas. Explore how you might get financial support for home repairs.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Conversations with partners and close friends will be productive because primarily, they will focus on serious matters. It’s a good day to discuss how to pull together as a team to get something done. You might define your boundaries or delegate duties.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This will be a productive day at work mainly because you want to be productive. You’re in a practical frame of mind and you want to deal with issues in a sensible, orderly way so that you can get them done as soon as possible. Furthermore, you don’t want to overlook anything.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discussions about how to care for and educate children will be practical and sensible today. This is also a good day to teach children. Likewise, any kind of practice related to the performance arts or music or sports will go well because you have the patience to hone your skills.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A family member, especially someone in a position of authority or someone who is more experienced, will be worth listening to today. When you think about it, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Why not stand on the shoulders of those who were gone before you?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is an excellent day for mental work or any kind of work that requires focus, concentration and attention to detail. You won’t mind doing routine tasks that you usually want to avoid. This is because you have a personal sense of self discipline today. You’re ready to suck it up and get ‘er done!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Regina King (1971) shares your birthday today. You are emotional, romantic and yet, you are also realistic. Your creative, high energy inspires others. You always set high expectations for yourself. A new nine-year cycle will begin for you this year. It will open up many possibilities! You might start a new business activity or change residences. Open any door because your future is in your hands.

 

Published on GeorgiaNichols.com

Born on Monday, January 14? Happy Birthday, Dear Capricorn!

Happy Birthday

 Happy Birthday, Dear Capricorn!

Work hard and party hard with the zodiac’s ambitious Goat


Riches of the material world come easy to you, but the treasures of friendship, family and love are even more precious. In fact, those are the three main reasons you work so hard.

If you were born on January 14, you have a gift for seeing the big picture and not letting life’s nagging details get you down. A born risk-taker, you live life on the edge, striving for excitement and tackling the unknown without fear. Learning to value your relationships as much as you value freedom and success is key. If you’re able to balance your friends and family with your go-getting needs, you’ll be very happy.

At your best: Shrewd, brave, innovative
At your worst: Stubborn, obsessive, misunderstood

 

More About Capricorn

Tradition is your middle name, Capricorn. And when it comes to birthday celebrations, you’re all about enjoying it in a time honored way. As someone who appreciates everything antique, you might actually be one of the few signs who don’t cringe at the thought of getting older. In fact, it makes you feel more important somehow … as if you are finally morphing into the respected authority figure you strive to be.

Party Responsibly

Even though it’s your birthday, in many ways it’ll still be business as usual for you. You’re one of the most ambitious and responsible signs, and tend to put your professional aspirations above all else. Success is where you aim, and luckily, even though it takes many years and plenty of diligent effort, you typically end up realizing any goal you set for yourself. You are more reserved and cautious than most but that won’t stop you from enjoying your special day. Your approach might be less party animal and more prudent, but that doesn’t mean you don’t know how to have fun. You simply tend to do it on a budget and with a curfew. Hey — there’s a reason why you’re so successful. Knowing your limits is one of them!

If you have one fault it’s that you take life so seriously that occasionally you may fall into fits of melancholy. This is due to the fact that you view life with stark realism, a tendency that leaves little room for imaginings and faith. But at least on your birthday, consider making an exception. When your loved ones light the candles on your cake, go ahead and make a wish. This year, why not even trust that it might come true?

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 14

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 14

 

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big purchases from 10:30 AM to 2 PM EST today (7:30 AM to 11 AM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is full of surprises. For starters, you feel restless, excitable and possibly rebellious. Who knows what’s going to happen next? Meanwhile, your Spidey sense is very tuned in to parents, bosses, VIPs and the police. Maybe you do know what’s going to happen next!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Because your idealism is aroused today, you might surprise yourself by impulsively doing something. You might follow your intuitions, whims or desires because you want to visit someplace beautiful or talk to someone who inspires you. (Sounds kinda exciting!)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A friend, perhaps a female, might do something that catches you off guard today. It might be stimulating or it might stop you in your tracks. Perhaps new information will inspire you to be generous to others or help you do fundraising or make your mark?

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Tread carefully because bosses, parents and VIPs might suddenly overreact or do something you least expect. Stay light on your feet so that you can jump in either direction. Meanwhile, a heart-to-heart talk with a friend or partner might be meaningful for you today. (Gosh.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Travel plans might change today. They might be cancelled, delayed or suddenly introduced into your schedule! Yes, it’s a crapshoot. Meanwhile, someone at work might need your counsel or sympathetic ear; or perhaps you are the one who needs the sympathetic ear of someone else?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Double check banking details and anything to do with inheritances and insurance matters because something unusual might impact these areas. Stay on top of things. Meanwhile, this can be a creative day for you if you work in the arts. Romance will be pie-in-the-sky romantic!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A partner or close friend might overreact today or do something that catches you off guard. (Whaaat?) Family discussions will be mutually sympathetic and supportive, which is a good thing. Be open to what others say and listen with sincerity because you’ll be glad you did.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Something unpredictable might impact your job today – computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages, equipment breakdowns, something unexpected. Fortunately, you are very tuned in today and can pick up on the vibes of others and quickly see what people want. (This is helpful.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Parents should be vigilant today because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. Social plans might change. An unexpected invite might come your way. On the other hand, a fun event might be cancelled. If shopping today, don’t go overboard on luxurious elegance, cuz you will be tempted!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Something might disturb your family routine today. Small appliances might break down or minor breakages could occur. A domestic spat, especially with a female relative, might happen. Fortunately, you are dialed in and ready to deal with anything.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a mildly accident-prone day so pay attention to everything you say and do. You might also be distracted because you have some way out ideas today. You are thinking outside of the box and living in a parallel universe so to speak.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep an eye on your money so that you don’t lose cash or damage anything that you own. Meanwhile, an exchange with a friend or a member of a group will be heartwarming. You feel that there is a mutual understanding and a warm appreciation of what is going on,n which is bonding and reassuring.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Jason Bateman (1969) shares your birthday today. You are organized and easy to get along with. You are always loyal and devoted to your loved ones. This year is a time of completions and taking inventory because you are wrapping up a nine-year cycle. Expect to say goodbye to people, places and possessions. The good news is you are moving away from heavy burdens to something new and lighter!

 

 

–GeorgiaNicols.com

 

HERE’S HOW TO READ YOUR HOROSCOPE THE RIGHT WAY

HERE’S HOW TO READ YOUR HOROSCOPE THE RIGHT WAY

I know what you’re thinking: there’s a WRONG way to read my horoscope?

Yes, friend. Wrong. And not just kind of wrong (like, McDonald’s breakfast on a hangover when no one is watching, wrong), but flat out, wrong wrong.

The reason? Horoscopes are written for ascendant, or rising signs, and you’ve been likely reading for your sun sign. If your sun and ascendant sign happen to be the same zodiac sign, you’re fine. You can ignore this whole article.

But, it’s much more likely they’re not the same, in which case, you need to keep reading.

 

 HISTORY OF THE HOROSCOPE

This all started way back in ancient Egypt.

Egyptian culture has had a profound influence on astrology, which was itself a product of cross-pollination spanning most of the ancient world. It was the Egyptians, however, who are likely responsible for the advent of the ascendant, if but inadvertently.

To measure time during the night, when the sun was hidden and could not be relied upon as a time-tracking tool, the Egyptians split the sky into ten-degree segments, also called decans. These decans started to accumulate meanings over time, whereby being born when a particular decan rose over the horizon could have auspicious significance.

Eventually, the concept of a rising decan morphed into the idea of an ascendant sign, synonymous with the zodiac sign that rose over the horizon at the exact moment of birth. The ancient Greek astrologers called this point the ‘horoskópos’, the horoscope, or ‘hour marker.’

So, it turns out that the term ‘horoscope’ which we casually throw about as an epithet for that snippety bit of astro-insight usually found in the back pages of a magazine or newspaper, means no such thing. The horoskópos, a.k.a. the ascendant, is about something much more profound: it marks a child’s first breath, when the soul enters the body and this life for the first time.

Later referred to in ancient astrological texts as ‘the helmsman’, the ascendant and its ruler were considered responsible for steering our souls through life, for better or for worse.

The creation and adoption of the ascendant was one of the first steps in astrology’s evolution from omen-based forecasting to a craft that could focus its sights on an individual’s fortunes. And if you plan on using astrology in any form or fashion to know more about your own fortunes, you’d better get cozy with your ascendant sign, pronto.

RISING SIGN VS SUN SIGN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

If you aren’t already aware, the ascendant is a highly personal astrological point typically found in the first house of the natal chart. Sometimes called the rising sign, the ascendant is the quickest changing point in the chart, moving much faster than either the sun or moon.

This is why astrologers, as well as your friend who dabbles in amateur astro-sleuthing, are so concerned about the time you were born. Without a relative level of birth time accuracy, it can be very difficult to ascertain the sign or degree of the ascendant.

This becomes a problem for a few reasons. Firstly, the sign, ruler of, and aspects to the ascendant are incredibly important. Planets near the ascendant are particularly so, as they can deftly texture our appearance, personality, and how we come across to others. Without an accurate birth time, however, it becomes very hard to know the position of the ascendant.

Secondly, the sign of the ascendant cements the chart into being. The natal chart is comprised of twelve different houses, which act as celestial stages where the drama of life plays out. The ascendant sign naturally dictates which zodiac sign will rule the first house of the natal chart, which in turn sets the signs and boundaries of every other house thereafter.

HOW ARE HOROSCOPES WRITTEN, ANYWAY?

To write horoscopes, astrologers pivot on the sign of the first house: to write Aries, they put Aries on the first house, to write Taurus, they then put Taurus as the sign of the first house, and so on, throughout the zodiac. Each time this is done, they reassess the house positions of the planets and write their reflections accordingly.

This has major ramifications for the average horoscope reader. Unbeknownst to you, the horoscope you’ve been loyally reading for years as an ‘Aries’ was for Aries rising.

To illustrate this, let’s use an example. Say an astrologer wants to focus on Venus’ transit of Libra in their upcoming horoscopes. As an Aries sun sign, you read your Aries horoscope as per usual, understanding that this means Venus would affect the seventh house of partners in romance and business. Venus transiting this space may bring us closer together to partners or highlight the need to find equilibrium in partnerships by using Libran tactics like objectivity and diplomacy.

Reflecting on how we’re connecting to our partners is never bad advice, but it may not be as helpful an edict as it could be, if there was a more accurate horoscope in store for you. Going further with our example, let’s imagine that you’re still an Aries sun, but have just realized that Taurus is your rising sign.

For Taurus rising, this same horoscope would mean that Venus’ journey through Libra would affect the sixth house instead of the seventh, which deals with health, colleagues, chores and errands. Our workplace may become a place of relative ease during this transit, and we may feel more able to achieve moderation in managing our health.

Neither horoscope is better than another, but it may very well be the case that one more closely mimics how our life is unfolding in real time.

SO NOW WHAT?

Now that you cannot un-know the importance of your ascendant, à la Spike Lee, do the right thing: get your chart done and find out your ascendant sign.

After that, there are no hard-set rules. Note your ascendant sign and start reading the horoscope connected to that sign as a first port of call. Many ardent followers of Astrology read their sun sign horoscope as a secondary, ‘symbolic’ horoscope to layer on top of their ascendant sign horoscope; some even read horoscopes associated with their sun, ascendant, and moon sign.

As ever, your horoscopes (like all astrological info) are tools for you to use as you see fit. Find out what works best for you, and go with it!

 

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Your General Horoscopes for the Week of January 14

Your General Horoscopes for the Week of January 14

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You can achieve whatever you want to Aries. You just have to believe in yourself. Start as you mean to go on and work out this week what is you think you want. Once you have made up your mind with confidence, then it will be impossible for others not to follow your lead. Make time for younger people, they have important advice to ask you.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

If you dream it, you can be it Taurus. You just need to keep on your track instead of veering off onto the road others choose. You know you are a strong sign, so don’t pretend otherwise. Time spent going over facts and figures can help you feel more in control of where your future is going and what sort of plans you can make for the year ahead.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

You only need to take one day at a time, not several as you have been doing. You learn this week that the lack of help was only due to you not asking for it at the beginning of the month. You take steps to make your life an easier place to be. Watch out for an ex trying to get something they do not deserve to have.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

I know you were expecting news by now, but hang on in there. I see Cancer that all your close ones want is to love and support you. By allowing them into the many delicate issues taking place in your life you really can turn a dream into a reality. Check bills on Friday when mistakes are highly likely.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

The sky is not the limit Leo. In fact, there is a whole wide world out there and a life waiting for you to live it. Some of your sign will be considering relationships or friendships that come with an age difference. Try to remember that you always were more mature than other signs your age.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Try not to worry what others think about your actions, but instead focus on how you feel about events. It’s what will ensure you that you reach the decisions which are right for you and your needs. A mix up in communications on Friday could get very messy, so try to go to the source and not their friends to get order to your life again.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

I can see how hard you are trying to do the right thing, but I also see what a strain this has put on your health and you’re ability to think things through easily. Try talking this week to those who know you well. It can help you get in touch with your true feelings and emotions. Try not to talk about new faces before you have really had a chance to get to know them.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

I know that certain days this month have felt like walking through mud for you. I see that you want to do the right thing, but that whatever you decide is going to see a few casualties along the way. Someone thinks they know better than you do, but events by the end of the week are sure to prove otherwise.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You know Sagittarius; you don’t have to do what other people tell you to. Just remember that you’re a fire sign and being a fun spirit is what makes your life such an interesting place to be. Older faces bring financial debt and delays but are sure to be worth the pain and effort by the time you see how much they’ve evolved at the end of the week.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Make sure you are not blaming the wrong person for what went wrong. It seems there is much more to current dramas than first meets the eye. Knowing what you want from your career can help you jump ahead midweek and can also see you earning extra money. News from far away settles your mind over someone you care about.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Watch out how much you are spending. Have you heard the expression ‘don’t cut off your nose to spite your face’? That is pretty much what your reaction says you are doing my friend. Someone who made life difficult for you wants to make amends but your stars suggest you think it’s too late.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

There is an array of new choices opening up to you which should help you to feel more at ease with the freedom you have granted to certain close ones since this year began. It’s time to live life your way from here on in. Look at what you saw as bad news, as your ticket to freedom my friend.

 

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast for January 13 – 19

Weekly Forecast: January 13 – 19, 2019

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Note from Kelly:

This is another potent week. Despite chaotic, collective madness, you must take some time this week to clear your own mind, do a data dump and try to hear your Self think. It is your Soul Self that wants to reach you this week and your Soul Self cares little about politics or the rest, your Soul Self just cares about you – you and your individual evolution. Mercury is the star this week, linking up with Saturn & Pluto, suggesting that if you can transform your thinking, you will naturally transcend your current reality. The other activations this week are equally important. The rare Jupiter/Neptune alignment is going to happen three times over, so pace yourself by noticing what is coming up for you around your faith & belief system at this time. Is it serving you or holding you back from evolving to the next level? When an activation happens 3-times like this, there is usually a catalyst, like our New Vision for 2019, then there is a crisis of faith or a burst-your-bubble moment (when you find out something you believed is actually not true) and then there is the revelations by the third time that, hopefully, leave your faith in your Self and a Higher Power both stronger & wiser for the experience. And ultimately, that Sun/Uranus contact suggests that we are ready, as individuals, to do things a completely new & different way. Honor that impulse. Improvise often. Ask (your Self) lots of questions, don’t take anything at face value but go deeper and ask your Self what you are *feeling* and then, go with your gut.

Weekly Forecast: January 13 – 19, 2019

1/13 ~ Mercury (thought process) ~conjunct~ Saturn (definition of reality):
This energy is excellent for any important project that requires your undivided attention. If you’ve got a vision and have already outlined how to manifest it, now is the time to really fill in the blanks – flesh it out – bring it to life! Do the work! If you do not channel this energy toward patiently and methodically taking the necessary steps to get to the next level, then it can manifest as frustration and feel as if you are not doing what you know in your heart you are supposed to be doing at this time. It leads to negative thinking and self-sabotage. A better expression would be to not think of the things that can go wrong, but entertain the possibility that every door opens and all paths lead to your goal, no matter how they appear at the moment.

1/13 ~ Jupiter (Truth/Belief) ~square~ Neptune (Faith/Spirituality):
(1 of 3: 1/13 ~ 6/16 ~ 9/21)

This combination gives us access to miracles, if you believe in them! But for those who are not grounded in their bodies or clear in their minds, this combo can be crazy-making, it seems to agitate some who can never pinpoint the source of the agitation. It’s time to pay close attention to what you think, say & believe in any given situation and constantly clarify it for your Self so that you don’t get too far off-track following your Monkey Mind. It’s a time when your faith & spirituality may be tested to grow as well, but all the more reason to believe in good things being possible too.

In general, these two are somewhat related because they both have to do with what we believe to be true or possible but they seem to also create a possibility for “too much of a good thing” ~ over-idealizing (Neptune) ~ over-extending (Jupiter) along with faith & charity in the wrong direction. Squares always create the necessary friction within to make you want to grow & develop skill so you can change something in a fairly tangible way. These two are like a lightning storm whose flashes enable you to catch “glimpses” of your new reality as the illusion of this old reality “cracks” revealing its inability to withstand the upcoming changes. Hopefully, it will spur you on to integrating a little more magic in your mundane, as well as manifesting your ideals in more practical/3D ways. By recognizing what you no longer believe, a new vision begins to emerge, though it still needs to be nurtured & cultivated. The test that squares bring, push us to grow and develop in a way that moves things along in a good way. When a Social Planet (Jupiter) hits a Collective Planet (Neptune) then large numbers of humans evolve around the same time. Additionally, if you have the Signs activated in your Individual chart, then it becomes “personal” for you (in this case, Sag/Pisces). In general, these energies coming together should help you develop a Truth/Belief System of your own, while still creating the Daily Practice that will animate and support it going forward. This energy will activate your generosity of spirit, so make sure to give to those worthy of your investment and try not to be foolish, deluded or tricked. Use this combo to expand your consciousness and practice what you preach.

1/14 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Neptune (dreams):
This is a great energy for imagination, consciousness and intuition, however, keeping a good filter to distinguish between your own perceptions and what you are picking up from those around you will be crucial to your success. Your mind may be tuned-in to a different channel than usual this week and you may have to rely on other senses, like your feelings or intuitive hunches. You may be very perceptive, picking up on the thoughts & feelings of others, which if/when you are clear (and your filters are working) can yield some surprising revelations about where their consciousness is, at this time (for better or worse) and reflect an aspect of your own consciousness that you may not have been aware of. Try to avoid work that requires any attention to detail. Allow your creativity to flow freely without censoring what comes through you at this time. You can organize it later. This is the energy to explore, create and free-flow!

1/18 ~ Venus (feminine & receiving) ~trine~ Mars (masculine & giving):
Venus rules your values & priorities where your relationship with love & money are concerned. It is the Sacred Feminine within that innately knows how to co-create with nature, and what to cultivate & nurture to full development. Mars rules your desire nature and your Inner Sacred Masculine, which is responsible for getting your ideas into the world, maintaining your personal boundaries and negotiating on your own behalf. When both are channeling through you in a balanced way, like now, what you create and how you move through the world becomes a beautiful dance or, at least, a much more interesting story. The trine is a blessing of ease & grace, an easy-going energy that paves the way for balance & reciprocity and encourages independence within the context of relationships. Communication is usually smooth at this time and exchanges can be mutually beneficial. Any relationships started under this influence have a good chance at success whether personal or professional.

1/18 ~ Mercury (mind, thoughts & ideas) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation):

This activation takes you into the depths of your own mind & consciousness, deepening all communications. You may find yourself obsessing over something, either by yourself or in an attempt to convey something to another. Superficial, quick once-overs, trying to keep things ‘light’ will not likely be possible with this energy. You may feel determined to dig deeper until you get to the core or base issue. It’s good for soul-searching when it’s motivated by a genuine desire to know the truth, rather than to evade it. It’s not-so-good when you’re obsessing over someone or something which no longer serves you (or your Highest good). The challenge with this energy is the tendency to be really intense and locked-in on your own point of view, which is no less valid, but often this type of mental intensity blinds you to something obvious that you overlooked because you were not being objective, but being driven by much deeper (possibly unconscious) emotions. Your intensity is capable of influencing others but be aware of the difference between sharing information and trying to “convince, convert or cajole” others, as that can naturally attract challenges & opposition. Remember, the opposite can also be true, where you are on the receiving end of this intense energy from someone else (trying to convince you of something). The best way to use this energy, as it doesn’t really last that long, is to turn that intensity toward Self, peel the layers to your own Truth & Purpose. The channels are open for a time and you can communicate and receive information from the deepest part of your SoulSelf. This is an Initiation.

1/18 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~square~ Uranus (awakening & radical shift):

As with any Uranus activation, this one disrupts the normal flow in order to facilitate a ‘break to realign’ moment. While sometimes disruptive & challenging, the ultimate result is refreshing in some way. Consider the energy that thickens, gathering for a severe thunderstorm, then releasing buckets of rain, for hours, you sleep deeply and awaken to a bright sunny morning with birds chirping unusually loud outside your window. Got the visual? ; -)) This activation is the necessary challenge that gets your attention that something better is available, if you’re willing to improvise and think on your feet. If you’ve been unusually restricted in some way, you may feel restless. Rather than being reactive to the unexpected shift (within or without), it’s best to take a pause for the cause, step back and try to gain some perspective. Remember to be present, too far in the past can be depressing and too far into the future, and you cause your Self unnecessary anxiety. Breathe, be under the sky, invite clarity about the next step and trust your gut. This energy, while sometimes uncomfortable and often sudden, is very necessary to disrupt any illusions/delusions you may be holding on to. It’s time to express your Self in new ways so the old ways naturally stop working to get your attention.