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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Week beginning Friday, January 18th

Gulf of Mexico by Jean Wiley

ARIES:  Pallas—the asteroid representing wisdom, closure, and the ability to re-arrange elements in your life—transits your sign until the end of March.  This is a time of increased clarity for organizing the elements of your life that will bring a stronger sense of flow.  Mars reaches out to retrograde Ceres on the 21st, engaging a pathway of nurturing communications with groups and alliances. When she moves direct in mid-February along with Jupiter, the planet of education and wisdom, expect important planning and contracts to move forward.  The 22nd also sees Mars energizing positive solutions as he sextiles Eris in your sign, illuminating your path even further. 

TAURUS:  The Sun and Mercury are in conjunction as they ingress into your 10th house of authority figures, fame, and career.  What you say and how you say it is in the spotlight, as are agreements with those in a position of influence.  Career movement takes on additional positive flow as Mars, currently transiting your 10th house) connects with the super mothering energy of Ceres, which is transiting your 2nd house of self-esteem and abundance.  Tending to your talents and cooperative nature serves your connections and reputation.  Some of you may become more involved in gardening, green projects, and earth solutions when Ceres turns direct in mid-February. 

GEMINI:  The focus shifts from the financial and personal to the big picture and adventures as the Sun conjuncts Mercury and both ingress your 9th house of travel, marketing, media, education, and publishing. All cylinders are firing as you apply your intellectual prowess to the big picture.  On the 22nd Mercury sextiles Uranus and trines Jupiter in your sign.  Teaching, travel, groups, goals, technology projects, and your personal desires all align, firing you forward.  The Sun’s participation on the 24th ensures that your leadership skills will bring success.

CANCER:  Where there has been frustration, anger, and resentment there will be solutions, awareness, and the clarity to right missteps in the areas of finance and resources.  The Sun conjuncts Mercury as both ingress your 8th house of sharing, investment, insurance, intimacy, trust, and debt.  Changes are afoot as you stop the bleeding regarding credit card debt and loans.  Fortunate agreements and solutions can be forged on the 22nd when Mercury connects with both Uranus and Jupiter.  The Sun follows suit shortly thereafter, bringing additional resources and money.  Solutions are on the way.

LEO:  The Sun and Mercury conjunct on the 19th as both ingress your 7th house of alliances, competitors, and important partnerships.  Instinct and muscle come into play regarding agreements, solutions, and buy-in from those you need the most.  Agreements, planning, media, publishing, and educational pursuits are all given the green light this week.  The 24th promises innovative solutions with partners and big-picture planning. 

VIRGO:  Plenty of intellectual prowess is on the way as Mercury conjuncts the Sun on the 19th while both ingress your 6th house of work, schedule, health, furry friends, employees, and those you hire to provide services.  Mars has been transiting this area all month and is now joined by the energies ruling agreements, communications, and conscious awareness.  You are busy during this forecast period, and the transits suggest there are plenty of agreements and resolutions on the way to improve your career and finances.  Bravo!

LIBRA:  While home, family, real estate, and residence continue to be important (compliments of the New Moon last week and Venus transiting your 4th house), there is a shift of energy as the Sun conjuncts Mercury while both ingress your 5th house on the 19th.  You stick more toes in the water regarding affairs of the heart, fun, children’s activities, and your own creative labors of love.  Expect to feel a bit lighter, clearer, and more relaxed as you eagerly partake of life’s simple pleasures.  The 22nd is lovely as you connect with partners, media, publishing, travel, and educational projects in an innovative and exciting way.  Pallas now transits your 7th house of partnership, clients, the public, and consultants, bringing a shot of clarity and composure to all your interpersonal dealings until the end of March.

SCORPIO:  More energy floods into your 4th house of home, real estate, parents, self, family, and living situations as Mercury conjuncts the Sun and both ingress into the most personal areas of life.  Where there has been plenty of action, anger for some, and work, you get an added dose of problem solving, conscious awareness, and inward connectedness over the next few weeks.  The 22nd supports real estate, financial, and home dealings as Mercury trines Jupiter.  Work flow and ergonomics are also enhanced as Mercury connects with technologically minded Uranus on the 22nd.  A good week for handling work and financial details.

SAGITTARIUS:  Short-term travel, getting around the neighborhood, and intellectual fire power have been energized with Mars transiting your 3rd house.  Now the Sun conjuncts Mercury while both ingress into your third house, upping the ante and communicativeness over the next few weeks. Support surrounding transportation, education, writing, and contracts arrives on the 22nd as Mercury sextiles Uranus and trines your ruling planet Jupiter.  Partnerships, clients, and business relationships are part of the week and forge a beneficial energy in affairs of creativity, children, and love. Communications and agreements are given the green light – talk away!

CAPRICORN:  Earnings, self-esteem, value systems, and the necessary abilities to compete in the marketplace are the focus over the next several weeks.  The Sun conjuncts Mercury as both ingress your 2nd house, bringing a positive time to sign new work agreements and employee contracts.  Beneficial work schedules, service offerings, and health consultations can unfold as Mercury trines Jupiter in your 6th house of work, health, and employees. This also adds to movement within housing and family situations.  Pallas offers up her perceptive attention as she transits your 4th house of home, parents, and real estate until the end of March.  Feeling self-confident is part of the equation as you rearrange your personal life and housing dynamics.

AQUARIUS:  A party is aligning in your sign as Mercury conjuncts the Sun while both ingress your 1st house of personality, health, and image.  Happy Birthday!  This pairing suggests a busy few weeks of communications and action.  Your energy strengthens and you have the fuel to move forward on your goals and desires.  The 22nd is especially beneficial when the Sun aligns with your ruling planet Uranus, encouraging the signing of contracts, sales, education, and writing.  This day also brings positive sway to your love life and personal pleasure departments – go for it!  Additional flare is accented on the 24th when showing up in person will make all the difference to achieving your goals.

PISCES:  Energy streams into the areas of rest, solitude, and the contemplative arts.  The Sun conjuncts Mercury on the 19th as both ingress your 12th house of research, spiritual healing, the past, and restful recuperation.  Every year you are asked to rest and prepare for your new solar year, and this is doubled now.  Your mental, physical, spiritual, and psychic health seek down time and a much-needed time out.  The 22nd suggests that healing is flowing your way in your experience of what home and family can feel like.  An inner sense of wellbeing and peace is on the way.  Both the Sun and Mercury reach out to Uranus in your 2nd house of earnings, suggesting that work done behind in the scenes is the path to abundance.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, January 11th

Beautiful photo by Scott Anna ~

ARIES:  Fresh starts and committed initiatives in your career begin in earnest with the New Moon in your 10th house of career and life direction on the 11th.  The lunation occurs at 21 degrees of Capricorn and squares up to Eris in your 1st house.  A sense of internal discord can arise at this New Moon but Venus is on the move (also in your 10th house). She helps emancipate you from nagging fears, build bridges between your instinctual creativity and life direction, and plum the depths of your most powerful spiritual desires as she conjuncts Pluto on the 16th and sextiles stabilizing Saturn.  A powerful week!

TAURUS:  Personal commitment to travel plans, marketing, media, publishing and educational activities is strongly supported at the New Moon in your 9th house on the 11th.  Past fears and insecurities may bubble up as this lunation makes contact with Eris, the planet of discord and conflict, transiting through your 12th house of the generational past.  But Venus lends her support as she transits the 9th house.  She seeks liberation from the past on the 12th, healing compassion for your future goals on the 14th, and intense passionate involvement as she conjuncts Pluto on the 19th. Stability resides here as she also connects with the grounded energy of Saturn in your 7th house of commitment.

GEMINI:  While Jupiter in your sign moves into square with Chiron in your public sector house, you are reminded to modulate your response to any exaggerative influences surrounding personal sensitivities and career/authority figures.  The New Moon in your 8th house on the 11th suggests turning a corner regarding sensitive psychological cobwebs of the past and clearing out the financial cupboards.  Breathing new life into your innermost desires takes courage and awareness, and therein lies your growth as the Moon reaches out to the North Node in your mind/body connections, health, and daily living.

CANCER:  Emotional clarity of purpose arrives in the area of important relationships and committed partnerships.  The New Moon occurs on the 11th in your 7th house of others and sextiles Saturn in your 5th house of true love and children.  Any hardships and conflicts you experienced towards the end of December will come up again for fresh perspectives and effective problem solving.  Venus continues to help as she reaches out to liberating Uranus and healing Chiron and gains deep support through Pluto and Saturn at the end of this forecast week.  A time for powerful relationship developments.

LEO:  You turn a corner in your work life, co-worker relations, health, and daily schedule at the New Moon in your 6th house on the 11th.  The end of December may have brought problems and conflicts to the fore but fresh energy is blowing into the areas that felt fraught with complications and challenges.  Growth is suggested at the core of your being as the lunation reaches out to the North Node in your 4th house. Jupiter squares Chiron and suggests that you remain centered in your dealings with others regarding personal dreams, financial activity, and emotional commitments.

VIRGO:  Jupiter squares Chiron this week, expanding and even exaggerating any lingering sensitivity within partnerships and career activities.  See this as an opportunity to get clear on old wounds regarding support or lack thereof from important others and the desires you carry regarding your life direction and ambitions.  The New Moon on the 11th portends fresh energy in affairs of the heart, love, your children's development, and labors of love.  This lunation reaches out to the North Node of future developments in your 3rd house of communications (both internal and external – how you talk with self), educational pursuits, writing, speaking, and daily relationship maintenance.

LIBRA:  Venus is on the move as she transits your house of personal life, who you really are, home, family, and personal living conditions.  She seeks emancipation from any smothering relationship dynamics on the 12th, healing and compassion within love life on the 14th, and stabilizing intensity on the 16th when she conjuncts Pluto and sextiles Saturn.  The New Moon in your 4th house on the 11th ensures the energy flow to make the life-enhancing changes that Venus has been encouraging.  Growth is found at this New Moon as she reaches out to the North Node in your house of self-esteem and commitment to your values.

SCORPIO:  Mental energies are strengthened at the New Moon on the 11th in your 3rd house of communications, commerce, writing, speaking, education, and local environment.  The lunation carries the promise of future development and growth.  The Jupiter Chiron square encourages you to be mindful of your resources and beware of spending more than you have available both emotionally and financially.  Venus brings a peaceful and charming manner to your exchanges with others.

SAGITTARIUS:  Jupiter moves into a square from your 7th house of partners to Chiron in your 4th house of personal life and home.  Sensitivities and family equilibrium may become imbalanced by a partnership or close association.  Bide your time as a wound from the past is re-opened. It is time for more healing and clearing.  The New Moon in your 2nd house of earnings begins a period of fresh initiatives and commitment to your financial abundance and self-esteem.  Venus assures a time of increased abundance.

CAPRICORN:  Your annual New Moon occurs on the 11th at 21 degrees of Capricorn and sextiles Saturn in your house of future dreams, groups, and aspirations.  Commit to your highest ideals and dreams, as you are in a time of increased flow and abundance.  Venus helps you to attract all that is refined, beautiful, and of value. When she conjuncts Pluto in your sign on the 16th strong energy assures a time of financial increase and future growth.

AQUARIUS:  This is a month for rest and internal creativity as Venus transits your 12th house of spirit, energy, and inherent creativity.  The New Moon highlights a four-week period to focus on your highest and most abundant desires as energy pours into your behind-the-scenes sector on the 11th in Capricorn.  Potent spiritual energies are at work on the 16th as Venus conjuncts Pluto, harnessing an inner strength you can bring to help manifest what you desire in the areas of love and finance.

PISCES:  Co-ruler Jupiter moves into square aspect with Chiron in your sign.  Jupiter can provide the trigger for growing awareness on how to more effectively engage in the areas of teaching, healing, and holistic health.  Moderation is key and you are urged to move forward slowly.  The New Moon on the 11th sets a fresh energy cycle into motion regarding your personal dreams, goals, friendships, group associations, technology projects, and social networking activity.  Support is found through your social contacts and with compadres.