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Weekly Forecast: January 25 – 31, 2015

Weekly Forecast: January 25 – 31, 2015

a message from Kelly M. Beard


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. 


Weekly Forecast:  January 25 – 31, 2015

1/28 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener): (2 of 3: 1/14 ~ 1/28 ~ 3/1)

This energy says, it’s time to go with the flow – “new and different” being the flow. It wants to shake it up a bit – in a good way. However, if you feel like new and different is more like chaos and disruption, then you need to reflect and see if you aren’t being too rigid. Unwillingness to go with the (new) flow will make this energy harder to handle. This is also a good time to try to resolve any old issues or challenges – they are not going away without resolution and conscious release. Perhaps you’ve been trying the same thing over and over and it’s time to try something NEW – now is the time new ideas will come to you. Pay attention! Try to be open and receptive to unusual things, events or ideas; allow spontaneity. You may think you are doing one thing and look up and being doing something completely different – be open to exploring the new path!


1/30 ~ Venus (relationships) ~square~ Uranus (freedom):

This energy usually provokes the need for excitement or stimulation in your relationships. You may feel the urge to shake things up. Be aware of others’ feelings too, they may not be in the mood for sudden change. Another expression of this energy is to get things on the table; it’s a great time to really discuss things and come to an agreement or compromise. This could actually stimulate something new and different that you can share with another. Ultimately, this is a test of your flexibility in relationships. The more inflexible you are, the more disruptive this energy will be.


1/30 ~ Mars (action) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):

This is action and transformation creating opportunities.  So you should have a considerable amount of drive and the energy you need to make great strides of progress … IF you know what you want.  Mars represents our desire nature so if you are not sure of yourself or sure of what you want this energy can be more frustrating than productive.  However, for those who are clear on their truth and purpose, what they need, desire and deserve, will get tremendous support from this energy.  This is a potent and (thankfully) positive mix.  This activation is a great opportunity for substantial forward movement, however, nothing worthwhile comes without conscious effort and sacrifice.  (With Pluto involved there is ALWAYS a sacrifice.)  In this case, the sacrifice will likely be where your vision of the final outcome is concerned.  Your desires can/will be fulfilled but they just may not “look” like you thought they would.  Remember, when it comes to “wanting” anything, stay in touch with the “feeling” that your desire brings rather than the physical appearance or manifestation.  You always want to set your intentions, do the work, then ALLOW Spirit to breathe LIFE in to the vision.


1/30 ~ Mercury (expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core-Self):

This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others (if you need to). This is a good time to travel if possible too. However, if not physically, than mentally and certainly within your own area, you will take in more information per square inch than usual. Pay attention! You may even gain the much deserved recognition from others you have worked so hard for.



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Your Daily Love Horoscopes for Thursday, January 22


Your Daily Love Horoscopes for Thursday, January 22


March 21 – April 19

There is a coming together of planets in a social and serendipitous part of your chart with Venus, planet of love right in the heart of things. Just a day after yesterday’s New Moon created an opportunity for new beginnings Mercury’s retrograde turn today opens the door to second chances, all with the laws of attraction and synchronicity in effect

April 20 – May 20

There are times when circumstance makes it hard to put romance and relationships first and there are times when the love gods are focused on neither and right now you’ve got both as your reality. That won’t always be the case and in fact you’ve moved into your luckiest year for love. It’s so important that you’ve got your professional hat on today that even the love gods aren’t protesting

May 21 – June 21

Because the love gods governing all things romantic and relationship matters are staying on duty all year there isn’t the urgency, despite the fact that this is far from an ordinary year on both fronts. Yet both matters of the heart and your relationships are benefiting from a sense of adventure in the air, not just because it’s a reminder that it’s all about the journey but that the doors are open to new beginnings and the past.

June 22 – July 22

The Sun and Moon’s departure from your relationship sector over the last few days has brought your annual relationship review to an end, leaving behind the crew that are now able to get on with the more subtle but long term job of getting to the real heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.

July 23 – August 22

Just a day after a New Moon in your relationship sector created an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings and more importantly a chance to draw a new line in the sand, Mercury’s retrograde turn opens the door to second chances, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice.

August 21 – September 22

With the focus already shifting to your relationships, even before the Sun and Moon left your romantic sector over recent days and especially as it will shift even more over the coming days and weeks, holding onto the spirit of romance is essential. Part of the reason you need to be determined to hold onto the spirit of romance is that it seems the love gods are extraordinarily determined to as well.

September 23 – October 23

Just a day after a New Moon in your romantic sector created an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings, Mercury’s retrograde turn opens the door to second chances, but also puts the brakes on. With a second New Moon next month and Venus, planet of love not leaving until next week, it seems that the love gods want you to take your time, advising against hurrying love.

October 24 – November 21

In a week that began with an alignment between Mars and Neptune in your romantic sector and thanks to the Moon’s return tomorrow is set to end in an abundance of romantic sentiment and passion, it becomes even more important to work with forces that are trying to make your life as user and love friendly as possible, especially on the home front.

November 22 – December 21

Where yesterday’s New Moon in your communication sector lacked the urgency that you would normally expect, the reason why is revealed today as Mercury, planet of communication turns retrograde. While this does leave you more vulnerable to misunderstandings, your relationships in particular will benefit from the chance this brings to give the past and unsaid words a voice.

December 22 – January 19

While Venus, planet of love won’t return to your romantic sector until March to kick off the most romantically charged months of the year, that’s a lot earlier in the year than is normally the case. Last year Venus didn’t return until late May, making it a lot easier this year to hold onto and nurture the romantic desires and expectations you moved into the year with.

January 20 – February 18

While yesterday’s New Moon during the first full day of your birthday month and new solar year and as Venus moved into her final week in your sign gave you a chance to commit to the future and especially to what your heart is telling you, Mercury’s retrograde turn today opens the door to second chances. Until Venus leaves your sign in 6 days time there’s room for a change of heart or mind.

February 19 – March 20

With Venus, planet of love already taking you on a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane the focus on the past not only deepens today as Mercury turns retrograde, it comes with a chance to give some old ghosts a voice. With Mercury taking your mind on a similar trip down memory lane, the two come together today.

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Must Dos for Wednesdays

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Must Dos for Wednesdays

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.


Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?


Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

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To the Romans, this day was called Dies Mercurii, or “Mercury’s day” Mercury was a popular character in the Roman pantheon. A messenger of the gods, he presided over commerce, trade, and anything that required skill or dexterity. The Celts also worshiped Mercury and eventually equated him with the Norse god Odin (some spelling variations on this name include Wotan, Wodin, and Wodan). In Norse mythologies, Odin, like Mercury, is associated with poetry and music. Interestingly enough, both Odin and Mercury were regarded as psychopomps, or the leaders of souls, in their individual mythologies.


Odin, one of the main gods in Norse mythology, was constantly seeking wisdom. He traveled the world in disguise as a one-eyed man with a long gray beard, wearing an old, beat-up hat and carrying a staff or a spear (which brings to my mind images of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings). In the Old English language, this day of Mercury evolved into Wodnes daeg, “Woden’s day,” or Wednesday.


Wednesday carries all of the planetary and magickal energies and associations of the witty and nimble god Mercury himself. Some of these mercurial traits included good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness, and thievery. And don’t forget all of those wise and enigmatic qualities associated with the Norse god Odin/Wodin, not to mention the goddess Athena’s contributions of music, the arts, handmade crafts, and writing. Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances, and improving your skills, be they in trade and commerce, music and art, or in communication and writing.



Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

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Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

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Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury


Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

•Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

•Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

•Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

•Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

•Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

•Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

•Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

•Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

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Astrology Notes for Wednesday, January 21


Astrology Notes for Wednesday, January 21


January 21st 03: 48 UT – Mercury is stationary prior to beginning retrograde motion. (28% illuminated, magnitude 0.4, diameter 8.3”. Capricornus, evening sky.)


09: 42 UT – Asteroid 3 Juno is at perigee. Distance to Earth: 1.324 AU (Magnitude 7.9. Hydra, all night.)


17: 06 UT – The just-past new Moon passes Mercury. (Mercury: 26% illuminated, magnitude 0.6, diameter 8.4”. Capricornus, evening sky.)


20: 30 UT – Mercury is at perihelion. Distance to Sun: 0.308 AU. (25% illuminated, magnitude 0.6, diameter 8.4”. Capricornus, evening sky.)


The open star cluster M48 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 5.5. Hydra, all night.)


The waxing crescent Moon passes Mercury on the 21st and Venus on the 22nd, but for western hemisphere observers the best chance to see the three together may be in the west/ south-west evening twilight of the 21st. The Moon and Venus appear at almost the same altitude in the sky and form a triangle with fainter Mercury, which appears much closer to the horizon. Mercury is disappearing into the Sun’s glare and may not be visible for much longer.



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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 18th

Compared to tomorrow — when a new blend of cosmic shenanigans is about to inundate humanity — today feels fairly exuberant and free from excess stress and strain. At 4:00AM — just five minutes before the void Moon in Sagittarius shifts into earthy Capricorn territory (4:05AM) — Mercury forms a contra-parallel to Jupiter. Mercury and Jupiter in any aspect have an influence over communications, educational endeavors, and travel plans because they have always ruled Gemini and Virgo (Mercury), Sagittarius and Pisces (Jupiter). Before the discovery of Neptune in 1846, astrologers always knew that Jupiter ruled both Sagittarius and Pisces. Over the last 168+ years, some astrologers have decided that Neptune rules over Pisces, but this kind of rulership is much more general than specific, and Jupiter is still in charge of the mainstream of Piscean activities and affairs. Hopefully, this morning’s contra-parallel by Mercury and Jupiter behaves more like a Full-Moon illumination than an obstacle to taking a couple of giant steps forward in your main fields of expertise. The Moon entering earthy, industrious Capricorn (4:05AM) is akin to a flashing neon light — pointing you upward to taking the express elevator to the executive penthouse. Being the top dog or cream of the crop relative to your ambitions is personally and subconsciously a key theme of the lunar orb’s presence every month in this zodiacal sign of hard work, determination, and responsibility. The lunar orb uniting with Ceres (10:52AM) not only gives you a boost for all-around productivity, but it also strengthens your parenting skills and gives you extra insight in dietary and nutritional matters. Tweak a 45-degree contact between Venus and Ceres (1:29PM) to reinforce your nurturing-comforting touch rather than to upset it. Improvise with a favorite musical instrument or try out new dance steps with an eager partner as the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree liaison with imaginative Neptune (1:53PM). Be aware that the dark-of-the-moon or Balsamic Phase of Sun and Moon is increasing in its mysterious potency today and particularly tomorrow. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for 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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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, January 13th

Something that can only be gleaned by carefully looking through an astrological ephemeris (which presents the daily motions of celestial bodies) is going right now, but not referenced in any manuals you can buy or available widely on any metaphysical website. Mercury, the fastest traveling planet (when going at top speed), has been nearing a conjunction with Venus and this has been getting closer and closer to happening for many weeks. Just yesterday and into this morning these two celestial bodies were only one-half degree away from one another — with Mercury poised to unite with its friendly neighbor in our solar system at any moment. However, due to the phenomenon of apparent retrograding of planets (from the Earth’s vantage point), Mercury is now slamming on the brakes as it prepares for a three-week reversal in the zodiac starting on January 21. And because of this slowing down of Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods planet does not conjunct Venus until August 6 at 28 degrees of Leo. However, if you want to absorb a combination of literary-artistic, mental-emotional, and electrical-magnetic vibrations, go ahead and do so — knowing that Mercury and Venus are virtually together, even though they never form a precise union at this time of the year. Adding to today’s stress factors are the Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (1:48AM and activating 23 degrees of Capricorn and Libra) as well as the Moon’s eventual entry into passionate, persevering Scorpio (3:45PM). Any quarter moon cycle tips the scales of consciousness toward imbalance, and it is your job to cut through possible obstacles to forward progress by jumping through the challenging hoops that the behind-the-scenes carnival masters place in your direction. Be aware that the Sun-Moon square of 90-degrees at 1:48AM also begins a void Moon cycle that lasts until 3:45PM. Strive to complete old business during this void-of-course Moon time-period — gaining some support on the social horizon as Venus makes a constructive, 60-degree sextile with intuition-enhancing Uranus (12:13PM). Be on your best behavior overnight as the cosmos returns to its Mr. Hyde persona on Wednesday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for 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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