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.
Thursday (Jupiter): Expansion, money, prosperity, and generosity.
St. Agnes’s Day
Waxing Moon The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.
Moon phase: Second Quarter
Moon Sign: Gemini Gemini: Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games, and fun.
Moon enters Cancer 8: 28 am Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurturance. Tends to domestic concerns.
While the morning can find your thinking a little fuzzy and perhaps in need of a rest or a creative distraction, dear Aries, as the day progresses, your concentration and focus increases. You can in fact do quite a bit today, finding it rather natural to hone in on flaws, prioritize, and organize. You are especially invested in your current projects, and it’s important that you have the freedom to do your work in your own way. You’ll get a whole lot more done independently now, but the Moon in your sign all day does incline you to want some acknowledgement or a feeling of reinforcement.
The Moon pulled into your privacy and soul sector last night, dear Taurus. This is a monthly brief transit that lasts about two and a half days, reminding you of your need for emotional regeneration and renewal. This can be a time of working under the radar, less visibility, and of focus on review and processing recent events and feelings. You may be closing a chapter on something in your life, or simply feeling the need for extra rest. The Moon’s easy connection with Saturn today can help you to better see what attitudes and situations that you are better off leaving behind you. It’s not always that practicality and emotions combine so easily, so take advantage of this clearer grip on reality.
There can be a bit of mental fog in the early hours today, dear Gemini, with your ruler, Mercury, in challenging aspect to Neptune, the planet of illusion. However, as the day moves forward, you’re likely to get a stronger grip on your priorities, and you may very well enjoy filling your responsibilities, as you feel especially capable of doing so. You may be dealing with issues of assertion and accommodation with friends today, and have a better chance of finding a nice balance. It’s easier than usual to put some emotions aside in order to accomplish something important to you right now. You may be seeing the more reliable side of others, and fully appreciating it.
There is an inclination for you to want to go your own way today, dear Cancer, but also a stronger sense of your duties as well as others’ expectations. You may be in the position of leader or manager now, and can adopt this role quite naturally at the moment. Try not to carry more than your fair share of the load, unless you’re totally happy doing so. The expression “be careful what you’re good at” might apply now, as there is a tendency for others to expect you to take over. Don’t overload yourself. There can be interesting insight into a partnership or close friendship now.
The day may get off to a bit of a murky start, dear Leo, but rather quickly begins to stimulate your ambitions, desire to produce, and urge to take care of priorities. If you have a hobby, pet project, or studies that could use some attention and focus, this is a strong time for directing your energies into them. When it comes to learning, you are taking a hands-on and self-directed approach, needing to see results for yourself in order to remain engaged. The practical side of your mind is in strong focus now. It’s easier to put emotions aside and block out distractions in order to get something done.
The day can begin with some misunderstandings or confusion, dear Virgo, but as it advances, you’re more inclined to want to roll up your sleeves and get things done, particularly when it comes to domestic chores. It’s a day for taking measured steps towards a goal rather than attempting to push forward quickly. You can be feeling a stronger drive to feel more secure and orderly in your home or base of operations. While responsibilities in your personal life are increasing these days, you feel more equipped than usual to take care of them.
You can feel strongly motivated to understand a close relationship or to know where you stand with someone today, dear Libra. You are showing your affection in practical ways these days, and others may not be especially forthcoming with their appreciation, but their actions are likely to speak volumes now. You’re especially skilled at bringing others together or encouraging people to get along today. You may find yourself in the role of mediator or go-between, and you’re quite competent in this position! The Moon spends the day and all of tomorrow in your partnership sector, putting your emotional focus quite squarely on your relationships. While you should probably watch for over-investing in them, it’s generally a good time to bond and improve your connections.
You can experience a stronger drive to seek security and to see tangible results for your efforts today, dear Scorpio, although you might begin the day feeling less than focused. You’re inclined to want to work on your own or at your own pace, and you might find it easier to block out the usual distractions. This is a time for developing a better balance between supporting or assisting others, and asserting your authority. It’s a good time in general for handling the details that will further your long-term goals or career, and this is highlighted today.
In the early hours of the day, you might find it difficult to concentrate, dear Sagittarius, and we should watch for a tendency to misunderstand others or skip instructions. However, as the day moves forward, you can be feeling increasingly more focused and interested in seeing some results. Ambitions are gently nurtured, and you can be especially realistic, but you’re also inclined to want to focus on some fun or creative pursuits, making it a good time to work on hobbies or pet projects. People may be recognizing your competence or natural talents, which further motivates you to do your best.
Your brain may need a little break early today, dear Capricorn, with Mercury in your sign in challenging aspect to Neptune. You might want to feed your mind something imaginative or creative. As the day advances, there is a growing desire to get things done, and you’re most interested in tackling problems at their root. Home and family matters tend to fare well now, but possibly at the expense of other life “departments” today. Still, you seem to need to get your domestic life running smoothly before taking on the world, and this is a good time to do so.
You may be taking on a nurturing or supportive role today, dear Aquarius, and while the early hours of the day may find you and people around you a little foggy-minded, as the day moves forward, you are more and more productive. You are radiating a real air of competence now, so don’t be surprised if others turn to you for help or to take the lead in some practical way. There can be a pioneering streak that emerges, as you’re interested in getting a jump on things. Friendships and making connections can be in focus, but you’re also inclined to thrive in self-directed activities at the moment.
The early hours of the day can stimulate misunderstandings, missed directions, or some form of confusion, dear Pisces, but once these are sorted, you become clearer and more focused. In fact, this is a day of increased responsibility, so take advantage. Your sense of practical priorities is strong. The desire to have a little more control of your life is a motivating factor now, and the need for tangible results improves your self-discipline. Responsibilities to loved ones are in focus, and instead of feeling burdened, you’re more inclined to want to roll up your sleeves and get down to business today.
You have a good head for practical and work matters today, dear Aries. You are examining past patterns in new ways particularly with issues surrounding your reputation, work, health, parents, and career. There can be interesting insights or new understandings of a past problem. Thoughts of past relationships, connections, and even projects can be intense now, and people or information can surface that jumpstart all of this thinking. The important thing is that you are looking at these things with new eyes, and conclusions you draw now can be significant. Problem solving skills improve. Make a special effort to be cooperative and cheerful with others, as these are easier to access and are sure to be returned. Giving others a pat on the back can help everything roll along smoothly.
This is another day for enjoying good humor and easier self-expression, dear Taurus. If you throw yourself into something that truly pleases you, you will feel stronger and happier for it. Particularly with matters related to education, travel, or publishing, you have the chance to see things in new ways. You can find it especially easy to relax and find ways to enjoy yourself now. The things you read and hear about today can be helpful for future projects. This can be a time of drawing upon past experience and creating something new from it. Wonderful energy is with you for sharing your happiness with others, for resolving conflicts, and for solving problems. A partner or love interest could be amorous. Communication defines your friendships right now, so make sure that you’re keeping in touch.
Self-improvement endeavors are highly favored today, dear Gemini, as your ruler, Mercury, harmonizes with forward-looking Jupiter. You’re also very likely to come to an agreement with someone and to enjoy some boosted popularity. Relating cooperatively with an important “other” in your life figures strongly now. You’re seeing others and various projects in your life as a whole rather than all the parts, which can be a little flawed! It’s another good day for discussing private or personal matters. It’s also strong for looking back at an old problem in a new way. Important connections can be made now. Make time to chat with a colleague or special friend, as you might learn something to your benefit.
This is a day for improved spirits and positive attitudes, dear Cancer. We are not caught up in petty matters now, and more interested in cooperating and sharing common goals. It’s a good time to express your affections, feelings, and ideas, and for looking at a relationship in a new way. Illumination or insight may come. Even if you don’t have all the answers yet, it’s nevertheless a powerful time for seeing problems and people in a new light. Counseling, negotiating, and revisiting an old friendship can be in focus.
This is another positive day in which you’re ready to make changes and to consider new approaches or perspectives, dear Leo. It can be an important day for looking at a health or work issue in a new light. An important idea on these fronts may be developing now. You may be in helping or serving mode, and fully enjoying it. It’s also a strong day for analyzing and negotiating money matters. It’s better to think about what you can do to improve and tweak current projects and ideas than for starting all-new ones, but your thinking in this regard is sharp.
Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow quite spontaneously now, dear Virgo, and you can find it’s an excellent time for expressing yourself through creative mediums. Your thoughts may turn to travel or higher learning today, as you crave a little more from life than you typically do. This does not mean you are feeling discontented, because you are actually quite centered and peaceful today. It simply means you are recognizing a need for more creative and expressive outlets. Thinking in bigger terms than the usual is beneficial now. You have winning ways when it comes to matters of the heart. You easily put others at ease, and you might meet someone quite charming.
This is a good day for seeing things in a new, positive light, dear Libra. While there is strong energy for home and family matters today, socializing and connecting can lead to important discoveries and easy answers. You may go out of your way to help someone out today, and it can be very gratifying. In general these days you are more willing to give of yourself and make others happy. You may be trying to make sense of family matters and past patterns, and you can arrive at important conclusions that help you to move forward. There can also be new ideas born out of old ones. Take notes! You are learning a lot today, from your own intuition and insight, and from those around you, perhaps indirectly.
This can be a great time for sharing positive thoughts, help, and optimism, dear Scorpio. Be supportive and open for best results, and welcome the support of others. This is an excellent time for writing, particularly about your professional aims or for business, such as promotion or publicity work. You are not caught up in petty matters now, and more interested in cooperating and sharing common goals. Self-study can be beneficial now as well. You can be looking at things in a new light, particularly related to learning, communications, siblings, and mental interests and projects. New energy can be brought to old issues.
This is a strong day for problem solving, dear Sagittarius. You might gain a new understanding of an old problem, particularly related to money, finances, business, work, and personal possessions or valuables. With a new, bigger perspective, the details of any plan seem to fall into place. You have a little more faith in your natural talents and your capabilities, and this tends to boost others’ perception of your value, especially in the business world or with those in authority. Sharing ideas with co-workers might be rewarding now. You might decide to give someone the benefit of the doubt and this makes you feel good about yourself.
This is a strong day for looking at problems in a new way, dear Capricorn. Your point of view is wide angle lens, and this helps you to see things differently, leading you to different conclusions and insights. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury aligning in your sign, it’s a time for taking stock of recent events, and for drawing upon the past for ideas and insights, which can be significant in the formation of new or improved ideas down the road. You are especially “heard” today, and generally received well, but with more impact and Mercury still retrograde, you may want to take special care when communicating. Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow quite spontaneously. Make room in your mind for positive thoughts and new ideas.
There can be important new insight into the past, as well as your innermost feelings and subconscious mind today, dear Aquarius. You have the unusual ability to look behind and ahead of you. Your ability to support or advise others can be strong now as well. Private time is helpful now, although you are likely to feel quite connected with others. Even your dreams, night and day ones, may be telling you something important. There could be a conversation about a personal matter, a secret revealed, or simply some extra thinking about the past. For some, a surprise meeting or venue, smell, or situation can bring back memories. You are coming to a new understanding of a past matter through new information, or looking at something with new eyes.
This can be a fine day for communicating with friends and exchanging ideas, dear Pisces, and you may be making sense out of a past experience or problem with a friend. A rewarding conversation can be part of the picture now, and the inclination is to think ahead and plan around new goals. Gaining new perspective on matters helps you to rise above the small things. You might also come to the realization that a person means more to you than you had previously thought. It’s also an important day for taking in and processing recent events, particularly related to friendships and allegiances. Ideally, a new understanding of an old problem will be reached.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Thursday, January 14th
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.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
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