The Moon has been in your adventure sector for a couple of days, dear Aries, but you haven’t felt especially free to explore and discover with influences that pulled you into rather serious tasks and activities. Take the opportunity for freeform exploration today and let your mind wander, if possible. As you let go, interesting ideas can come to you more intuitively, as well as possible solutions to recent dilemmas. At the very least, you are more able to rise above the mundane elements of your life and tune in to something higher. The Moon moves into your career and reputation sector tonight, where it will spend a couple of days reminding you of your goals and ambitions.
The Moon continues its transit of your solar eighth house until this evening, dear Taurus, and you’re inclined to prefer observing than taking concrete action. This is a good thing, because entirely new endeavors may not get off the ground with the more carefree energies of the day. Let your mind lead the way and avoid too-heavy thinking for now. You might come up with an inventive way for dealing with a tricky matter that you may not discover if you focus on trying to find the answers. Stepping back from a matter can be the best thing you can do right now. The Moon’s move into your sector of spirit and learning this evening awakens your need for a new focus.
Your ruler, Mercury, forms a parallel with Saturn today, dear Gemini, and while it’s not an ideal time for locking yourself into a new plan, you have a distinctly practical and matter of fact approach to your world today. You’re also inclined to want to pair up in some way as you go about your business. You may feel a little more dependent on others than usual, and you can be quite relationship-focused now. This can mean you prefer running ideas past others before finalizing decisions. You’re likely to do some deeper thinking tomorrow, so it might be wise to keep things light today.
With the Moon in your particular solar sixth house until this evening, dear Cancer, if something is out of place and left undone, you’re sure to feel it now. Honing in on the flaws and inconsistencies in your life doesn’t have to be a negative thing. In fact, it’s a good time for seeing problems for what they are and finding solutions. However, keep things light now. Take on activities that help you add a little more order to your daily life. With the Moon’s move into your partnership sector tonight, your need for companionship is stimulated.
While your interactions for most of the day may not be especially fruitful, dear Leo, this is a fine time for freeform activities and relatively carefree moments. Any relationships that have become a little too serious or heavy recently can benefit from playful energy. You’re inclined not to think too far ahead of yourself just for the time being, and this kind of breather from serious thought can be exactly what you need to come back at things later more refreshed. You’ll feel a little more productive tonight.
After some heavy thinking and doing, dear Virgo, today’s more freeform energies can be welcome. You may be a little less adventurous with the Moon in your familiar, secure solar fourth house until tonight. You are inclined to stick close to home, if not literally, also figuratively speaking, as you may not venture far from familiar settings, people, and mindsets. Tonight, the Moon moves into your creative sector, and this can pull up your need for more interaction with others and channels for self-expression.
While there have been some productive days behind you, dear Libra, you may feel the need for a bit of a break from heavy thinking and planning. Today’s energies favor a breather of sorts. You’re more inclined to dabble than to focus, and this can work well for you at the moment. You can learn a lot today from the people you connect with. Even if it’s not substantial, it’s about discovering some of the little things about people that get you a little closer. Novelty and changes of scenery are in focus. By tonight, you’re likely to be craving a little more structure and security.
Much of the day favors a freeform approach rather than new endeavors, dear Scorpio. You’re drawn to comforting, earthy, and sensual activities as your attention is drawn to the world of the five senses. However, ideas are especially progressive for work and health matters. You may be bringing different approaches and methods to the table now. Tonight, you’re inclined to seek out a little more structure, and to begin locking things down and taking care of business.
The Moon in your sign most of the day, dear Sagittarius, gives you license to focus on yourself and your needs. This can be refreshing after a couple of days of heavier emotional investment and thinking. You’re not especially geared towards tight schedules and rules right now, so it would be wise to avoid taking on too much now. Give your mind a rest and seek out good company or undemanding activities. Tonight, emotions tend to steady and you may begin to think about more practical matters.
Some time spent in the background can suit you well for much of the day, dear Capricorn. Going about your business under the radar can help refresh you now. Be sure to say no to extra time and energy commitments if possible. Keep things as light as possible in preparation for busier days ahead, particularly with Venus and Pluto heading towards a conjunction in your own sign tomorrow. The Moon moves into your sign tonight, and you’ll begin to feel the need for external reinforcement, as well as a new focus or plan.
While it’s not an ideal time to begin a brand new endeavor, dear Aquarius, you’re in a great position to dream up interesting new ideas and connect with your personal interests in a new way. Ideas can’t be pushed or structured today, and are best come by when you aren’t trying too hard. Grab any opportunity to take a load off and avoid, if possible, activities that have you chained to a desk. The Moon moves into your privacy sector for a couple of days tonight, and this inclines you to need a little more personal time and space.
You’ve done some heavy thinking and planning, dear Pisces, and there’s some more of that on the way, but for now, try to let go a little. The day’s energies do require you to be accountable, but the fewer rules and structures to deal with, the better. However, do pay attention to any ideas that surface about money and business, because they can be quite progressive and worthwhile. Tonight, you may feel a burst of motivation, but you’re still inclined to want to unwind and let things flow.
Making deep, long-lasting changes is favored today, and especially this morning, dear Aries. Organizing a group endeavor may figure strongly now, and can be quite successful. People in your life tend to be showing their support through their actions and help you to feel more secure. A realistic approach to your relationships wins favor right now – expectations are strong but reasonable. There may be a need to cut something out, particularly when it comes to friendship matters or group activities, and possibly also superfluous goals. You are more able to see what is tripping you up, and from there you can take the necessary steps to make improvements. Gaining power or advancing your interests on professional levels can be in focus. It’s an excellent time for getting support.
This can be a good time for gaining others’ support and for activities with a partner, dear Taurus. Your ambition to get things done is stimulated today, and you are very willing to handle the necessary details that will make you feel more in charge and on top of things. All types of “pruning” activities are favored, as it’s easier than usual to identify the truly frivolous time wasters and energy drainers. You are learning how to make the best of what you have. Business benefits from using strategy in your planning. This is also a powerful time for bonding with a partner or furthering a forming relationship. Cooperation comes in the areas of joint finances or assets.
Saturn in your partnership zone can sometimes show you the more challenging side of relationships, dear Gemini, but today’s Sun-Saturn influence can spotlight one of the positive sides to this transit. You may be benefiting from entertaining fewer (not lower) expectations of others. Patience with others has strong rewards for you. There can be positive steps taken towards becoming healthier or obtaining better health care. A determination to take care of areas you’ve neglected can be behind this. This is also a strong time for broaching tricky topics, getting a load off your chest, and resolving emotional conflicts and problems. You’re coming across well, and people are finding you relatable.
This can be a fabulous time for stirring up passion in a relationship, dear Cancer, and for taking a connection to the next level. Conversations and admissions may stir up some deep matter, but there is excellent energy with you for moving beyond a problem and growing in the process. Address problem areas. This can also be a practically productive time. Research and digging for answers can be appealing and rewarding now. Saturn’s transit has been placing more demands on you for effort in your work and accomplishing daily goals. This is a good time for meeting these responsibilities and working on building your health, both mental and physical. A mature approach is required now. Take things step by step. Make incremental changes to your routines that bring more structure to your day.
Your ruler, the Sun, is forming a harmonious aspect with Saturn today, dear Leo, and with other supportive, productive energies with you now, this can be a strong day for advancing a personal interest or accomplishing something important to you. A partner may be involved with this. For example, you may be partnering up with someone and organizing an area of your life, coming to a decision, or editing a project. Strengthening a love relationship or creative partnership can be in focus for some of you. Demonstrating yourself as reliable and prudent can bring rewards and score you brownie points as well. There can be bravery about facing problem areas with health, home life, or work, and the will to make improvements can take you places.
You can be especially focused on making improvements today, dear Virgo, and strong, supportive aspects nudge you along the way. If you need to put something unhealthy or negative behind you, this is a great time to do so. Generally speaking with Saturn in your sector of family and home, you’re challenged to put your domestic life into order, and while this is a long process, you can take some positive steps towards this end today. Your sense of tomorrow is strong, and your instincts are likely to tell you that working on making today more secure will help you down the road. Taking responsibility can feel good now. Relationships with children, a lover, and even a creative project can improve as you explore ways to get to the bottom of problem areas.
There is strong, investigative power in the energies of the day, dear Libra, and for you, this can be applied to financial and domestic matters quite successfully. This is a time for bravely facing areas that on a typical day you might pass on. Think in terms of overhauling, recycling, and redoing for best results now. Saturn’s transit of your communications sector does sometimes feel heavy, but the challenges it brings are useful for long-term success. Today, you may be seeing the benefits of discipline and taking more responsibility for your communications. A sense of better organization and order can be empowering now. Good energy is with you for applying yourself to creative pursuits and hobbies, and possibly for productive types of recreation.
Look for opportunities to advance your personal interests today, dear Scorpio, if they don’t find you first. Your powers of influence and persuasion are strong now. You’re able to get to the bottom of a problem or you may solve a mystery. You are very perceptive on a regular day, and your perceptions are even sharper now. There is also good energy for your practical affairs. You may discover a way to boost your sense of security or safeguard your possessions. The desire to feel secure and grounded is with you these days with Saturn challenging you to better understand and manage your finances. Today, this theme is highlighted in a positive way. Small efforts to connect with family can go a long way towards strengthening ties. Slowing down can improve the quality of your work, and also your appreciation of the simpler things in life.
You can feel pleasantly productive today, dear Sagittarius, and any efforts, however big or small, to get yourself better organized can go a long way now. This is a time for simplifying, getting down to basics, and focusing your energies into priorities. With Saturn in your sign, you are experiencing a greater need to be personally responsible. If you feel overwhelmed, your best bet is to direct your attention to small but important tasks one by one – those things that have been neglected but now demand your focus. Do what you can to avoid over-committing yourself to others when you truly need to pay more attention to what needs fixing on a personal level. There is also strong energy for making more of what you have and solving problems related to money and valuables.
This is a strong time for advancing projects and pursuing your goals, dear Capricorn, and you’ll find that you easily gain the cooperation of others. There can be a strong desire to be part of something important that benefits people, to make a difference, and to help transform others’ lives in some way. A project or goal that is dear to your heart may be in strong focus. There is also steady, productive energy to the day. A strong sense of order and organization can please you now. You might receive good feedback or appreciation. You may be looking into ways to improve your finances, business, or practical affairs. Think in terms of recycling and reworking, as well as safeguarding and preserving, what you already have.
Your ambitions are strongly stimulated now, dear Aquarius. With Mars in your solar tenth house, your ambitions are stimulated and at times challenged. Today, you can very successfully draw upon your past experiences in order to make good decisions about your career or life direction. You can be focused on making long-term improvements now. You seem to be attracting the right resources or people, and a new and improved game plan or strategy for taking charge of your life may come to you now. As well, people can be quite helpful in practical ways today. Group or team work can be successful now. It may also be quite beneficial to share some of your expertise and know-how with others.
Any project or endeavor that requires both practicality and bravery or focus can benefit today, dear Pisces. You can experience determination to improve, win, and accomplish now. Competitive activities, including business and sport, are favored. Eliminating waste in your professional life can be especially helpful to you with Saturn transiting your solar tenth house these days, and while you can sometimes feel quite a bit of pressure to perform, there are distinct long-term benefits to taking care of business day to day. The Sun helps illuminate the positive side to this transit today, and you’re in a great position to spot problem areas and to take steps towards fixing them. You are being realistic about what you can accomplish, and this helps you to hit the mark.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Sunday, January 17th
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
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