(Part 2, Horoscopes)
Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: February 11 – 17, 2018
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: February 11 – 17, 2018
2/13 ~ Mercury (expression) ~square~ Jupiter (truth):
This energy challenges you to integrate your smaller vision with the larger vision for your life. On one hand, you can see the big picture in new ways, but on the other hand, you may not be very interested in the details that bring it about. This is another good one for expanding your consciousness and thinking outside the box, but as the insights come into your conscious awareness, be mindful of the steps it will take to make your ideas a reality. This activation is also great for course-corrections where your ideas are concerned and will open you up to learning something new or bring in a crucial piece of information, just keep in mind that you will have to stabilize anything you start and probably have to review some details down the road because of something you overlooked in your enthusiasm for the new Truth revealed from within.
2/13 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Uranus (freedom & individuality):
This activation will help you access a deeper sense of authenticity as everyday routine events may be enlightening this week. Anytime Uranus is involved ‘ah-ha moments’ are available, those sudden inspirations or the surprising clarity that changes everything is bubbling near the surface, you need but invite it in (to your conscious mind to be useful). Eventually, you will have to ground these breakthroughs in some physical form, but this energy supports the exploration of possibilities. Where can you use a dose of freedom & liberation? This energy also promotes ‘authentic living’ – you won’t be able to be phony, nor tolerate it in others this week. Just remember that truth sometimes rattles those who would rather play ‘nice’ (keep up appearances/status quo) than face the facts, so watch out for rebelliousness, if not in you then in others. This is not a disruptive energy, except to those who resist change. Don’t fight it – embrace it! Change is good, it means you are growing!
2/15 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener):
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 can/will come to you. Pay attention! Try to be open and receptive to unusual things, events or ideas and allow room for 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!
2/15 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility):
This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the “keep it real” energy, regarding relationships. This energy makes you want to really sit down and define your terms within your relationships (which I am a total advocate of). It’s really hard to grow to the next level when each person is not clear on what the other expects. Of course, this starts with you knowing what you want/don’t want and what you are willing to compromise about so you can articulate that clearly.
2/17 ~ Mars (action & desire) ~square~ Neptune (dreams & illusions):
This can be an annoying energy, to say the least. Basically, you may be confronted with challenges which are a direct result of earlier choices. These are the kind of choices you eventually realized were wrong and “hoped” the consequences would somehow pass you by. Not. You may feel very discouraged, possibly depressed, and be filled with fear & doubt. The key to getting through this energy is to take a step back, reflect on your choices and what led you to this point and, as objectively as possible, evaluate what went wrong. The tendency with this energy is to want to give up completely on the path you have chosen when all that is probably necessary is a little tweaking. Try to identify the aspect that is causing the conflict. If you don’t feel that you can be objective enough or that you struggle with identifying this aspect, enlist two other people to give you their opinion and then follow your gut instinct on the direction to take from here. The other temptation with this energy is to be deceptive – either to your Self or others. Either way – don’t give in – it will only come back to bite you (harder) later. Your physical energy is likely to be low as well. Do not force your Self to do anything you are truly not “feeling” right now. Instead, mediate on what action may be necessary when your energy returns. Be still. Avoid confrontations with others as it is just the energy pushing you out of comfort zone, into new territory. This is a test of sorts and the best way to deal with it is to face your fears and clarify your desires. My personal two-cents about these two planets (Mars & Neptune) in a difficult angle, is to reflect on what actions (Mars) have been taken (and NOT worked) toward the fulfillment of your dreams (Neptune) – and start your “tweaking” there.
2/17 ~ Mercury (communication & self-expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core essential 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, then 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 that you have worked so hard for.
Chinese New Year, February 2018: The Year of the Earth Dog
Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
2018 is The Year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology. And it promises us a year – say the Chinese masters – that brings social change, political upheavals, and financial juggling.
The earthy nature and element of this year will be good news for farmers and agriculture, environmental work, and land and property matters. Dog years also see science and the creative arts doing well, for there’s an inventive, curious atmosphere.
Some Chinese experts say that Dog years herald revolutions – but these can be revolutions thanks to innovation, as well as political turmoil. There may be obstacles to overcome, for 2018’s earth element is represented by mountains – we’ll have mountains to climb, but eventually we will succeed.
Curiously, although Chinese astrology is completely different from Western astrology, this down-to-earth message about perseverance and patience is close to the symbolism and meaning of hard-working Saturn, newly arrived in earthy Capricorn. This firmly underlines the need for us all to keep working slowly towards our goals, with realistic expectations and determination. The Capricorn goat symbolically climbs mountains too. It’s a nice little symbolic synchronicity with a serious message for us all.
Chinese ‘astrology’ is about the energies and overall atmosphere of the year, and is actually very subtle and complex. A full Chinese personal horoscope needs your birth time and date, just like a Western horoscope. But the basic foundation of this ancient system is the series of twelve creatures, each presiding over a year, plus the five elements – metal, wood, water, fire, and earth – in that order.
The five traditional Chinese elements have a sixty year cycle, with each one accompanying the sequence of twelve creatures of the years in a repeating cycle of five. Multiply this by 12 and you get 60! You then get years with names such as Water Horse, Fire Rooster, Metal Rabbit and so on. The last Year of the Earth Dog was in 1958.
Each element adds its flavour and meaning to the essential character of the year, and those born in it. There aren’t any stars and planets, for Chinese ‘astrology’ is connected to Feng Shui and Chinese traditional medicine. It’s about using the year’s positive energies to bring success, and finding ways to guard against what might be negative or unfavourable in the general atmosphere of the months ahead.
If you were born in a Dog year, your basic character has some delightful doggy characteristics. You’re said to be loyal, kind, protective towards your family, and mostly very friendly. However, Dogs can be inclined to bark and snap, to attack strangers, or to fight over food and territory.
Dog years are: 1934 – water, 1946 – fire, 1958 – earth, 1970 – metal, 1982 – wood, 1994 – water, 2006 – fire, and 2018 – earth.
This promises to be a most favourable year for those born in the years of Tiger, Rabbit, and Horse.
The Chinese Lunar Year of the Dog begins on 4th February 2018 – 3rd February 2019. Chinese masters say that babies born from 4th February onwards will have the Dog as their symbolic animal.
Chinese New Year is celebrated this year on 16th February, with the year’s second New Moon since the Winter Solstice in the night sky. The Solar Chinese Year of the Dog begins then, lasting until 4th February, 2019.
Wishing you health, wealth, happiness and lots of walks and treats for a very Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog!
Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for February 12th
Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
The partial solar eclipse this week, focusses our St Valentine diverted minds on clarifying that what really matters to us is to get on with the present, and not project ideals and impossible dreams into the future.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t plot and plan your love life, just remember that what you promise or commit yourself to now, will have a big influence on those things you manifest in the months to come.
How far do you have to go to prove you love, hate or desire someone? Or is it that someone appears to be playing a pretty mean game of manipulation or ‘wait and see’? The last thing you want is to be confused. You want to know the truth. You want to know where you stand. This week ask, and you will get.
This week, ask yourself, ‘can I be more flexible?’ or perhaps, ‘can I remember the best kind of relationship is one where my love for someone is greater than my dependence on them?’ Now you’ll begin to see the true light of love shining in someone’s eyes, as well as your own.
Love is a bit like music. There are times when things appear to be in harmony, other times when they are not. There are rises and falls, cadences and clashes. This week, the planets give you a chance to experience the operatic performance of passionate relating, but also the stillness and serenity of agreement.
Giving up responsibility for your own desires means you’ll get walked over and then feel bad about it. So this is your chance to take note about your personal wants and wishes. In fact, it’s time to reinforce your self-esteem and think carefully about your feelings before you agree to something that goes against your instinct.
You could find you’re tearing your hair out about nothing, when arrangements are broken, people just don’t turn up, or you find yourself at the wrong venue. Quite frankly, isn’t it more fun when things sometimes don’t go according to plan? That means romance awaits you too.
If you’re not already attached, then why not settle for a simple life, and take time to find a partner who never raises their voice, and never, ever, ever, looks at another member of the opposite sex? But then again, you need a little excitement too. Maybe this is the time to enjoy both?
Time to negotiate, discuss and demand a little. Pour your important tales straight into the horse’s mouth and express who you are and what you want, for that is your right. There is room in the world for those who want to make of their love life anything they wish. And that’s you.
The speed at which you could get close to someone is both exciting and frightening. Consider cooling down just a little bit until you’ve got to know their faults as well as their finer points. Better to take a relaxed pace now, than to regret having said too much too soon.
OK, so you’ve tried out different relationships, played many games and been rather optimistic about ‘this is it’ or ‘this is the one’. But this week, even if the enthusiasm wears off and all seems to return to a so-called ‘normal’ relationship, your inner spirit will easily be driven to romancing a change in the wind. Take care.
There are two kinds of lovers. One kind who sees each new love affair with the glass half full, the other who sees each love affair as a glass half empty. And I’m sure you know which is you. This week, you have decisions to make and answers to resolve. In the coming months, there are some beneficial life-changing and love-changing patterns up there in the heavens, and they’re coming your way.
The good news is that the eclipse in your sign is currently giving you the opportunity to define your deepest values, take control of your life and wise up to your own sense of self-esteem. After all, if you put a low value on yourself, you can be sure that the world won’t raise your price. So this week, smile at the world and it will smile back.
It’s been said, that if you try to avoid something in life, you’ll meet it inevitably. There are times when meaningful coincidences remind you that as much as you’d like to avoid making a choice, there is a side of you which yearns to do so. This week you can.
Your Horoscopes for the Week of February 12
Claire Petulengro, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
It is only by being bold this week that you will get anywhere Aries. You have been worrying far too much about what others think, when you should be judging yourself on your own standards. I think and in fact I know, that you have done really well with what the last month has put you through. This will be a great week to start on positive changes to help with the issues which had you over a barrel. Ring now for support.
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after the other. Don’t give up Taurus. I know you are closer to the finishing line than you think. Someone is ready to make an apology to you. Don’t be too proud to accept it my friend. This is a great week for first dates for many of you and for the rest of you to move on from stressful times with partners. Ring now to keep eyes forward
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Don’t let jealousy push you into accusing your close ones of things they may not have done. Uranus is pushing your imagination to the limit and you could end up with egg on your face if you don’t get fact instead of fantasy. Better times in work are waiting if you admit what you want and need to make your work a more enjoyable place to be. Ring now to hear which sign is talking babies.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. You have spent far too much time thinking about what needs doing instead of actually doing it. A new face in your circle is set to inspire you in ways you could not possibly have imagined. Stick to your plans on Thursday and Friday. Your destiny is waiting to cross your path. Ring now to better understand recent setbacks.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
I know you have had to deal with more than is fair lately, but the worst of it is behind you now and you realise this, especially with the lack of contact from a certain person. From here on in it can only be a problem if you make it one. The chance to learn more from your work for free should be accepted. It’s the bridge for that gap that you’ve been searching for. Ring now to hear whose jealousy must be ignored.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Your heart has gone through so much that you’re not sure if you want to take a gamble this week, but you can, and you should. Don’t underestimate yourself Virgo you are stronger than you think. You now know what actions you find unacceptable and this will help you to ward off the influences who made for such a difficult start to the year. Ring now to hear why I’m so full of faith for you.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Money can be both made and lost this week. Try to keep your eye on the ball and remember what you want, rather than what others are telling you that you have to do. Try not to lend money you may need for yourself before this month is over. Those who say they will pay it back, may not be so able as they claim to honour their promises. Ring now to hear which reconciliations await you.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
You think you learn from success but you’re wrong Scorpio. A sign such as you learns from the failures they have come across in life. Mixed messages this weekend could cause major problems in a friendship or relationship which has only just got back on track. Speak from the heart and don’t even think about putting on a front. Ring now to hear how secrets brought to light this week are a good thing.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Be the master of your own destiny Sagittarius. Someone who meant a lot to you last year but has not been a part of your life since this year began, comes to mind with things you do. Will you contact them? That is for you to decide, but just remember if you do, to leave what happened in the past behind you both. Ring now to hear why this is a great month to start new career paths.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Mars the planet of change and unpredictability is making it difficult for you to know what you want. What I know that you don’t, is that you do know what you need.t You’ve just been led astray by what others have been telling you is best for you. The written word is important for you from Wednesday and if you have to pay to get it as it should be, then do so. Ring now to talk relationships.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
You only find your limits by pushing them. Don’t confuse confidence for arrogance. I know you are only trying to do the right thing, but a dip in confidence could see you afraid to say what is in your heart and in your mind. Past and present join together and you find your life a much more enjoyable place to be. Ring now to hear how long-distance travel plans make for an exciting 2018.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Too much time thinking what if instead of when and how, is holding you back. Luckily for you, Mars is on hand this week to bring out the fighting spirit you need to get ahead and to make the most of the opportunities which are before you. Travel you were thinking of cancelling can in fact be the key to you gaining back the trust of someone you fell out with. Ring now for clarity of thought.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 12th
Thoughts and perhaps interactions can easily turn serious today as there is some heaviness to the day’s energy, dear Aries. Most of this surrounds your career, life direction, ambitions, friends, or reputation. While you’d like to detach yourself from it, it can be a bit of a challenge right now. However, you have support for this if you look for it. In fact, there are more people or one special person in your corner now, and talking through worries can help tremendously. If conversations with others seem to focus on complaints and criticisms, try handling flaws or problems one at a time, step by step. Also, you might ask yourself whether something can be left alone to resolve itself. A Mars-Pluto parallel today is excellent for focus and attention to a passion project or work matter, however.
There is serious or sober energy surrounding our thinking processes and communications today, dear Taurus, and for you, this is likely to primarily revolve around your beliefs, opinions, transportation, commuting, and perspective. However, a significant someone is supportive and helps bring you back to earth so that you fret or worry far less. It can be that you’re dealing with minor inconveniences and having a hard time finding the chance to think clearly or to see the big picture. There can also be serious conversations and criticism to deal with now. Keep in mind, though, that difficulties today can lead to superior solutions.
You may be dealing with more than the usual inconveniences today, dear Gemini, or unwelcome advice and critique, but nothing you can’t handle. Try not to take offhand remarks too seriously, even if they appear contrary. By avoiding identifying too strongly with these things, you can keep some composure and enjoy the beautiful energies also present today that can lead to opportunities along work and health lines. The mood can be on the severe side, but if you put some picky details behind you, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture more clearly. You can feel particularly motivated to tidy up your life in key ways now.
The day holds somewhat serious energy, dear Cancer, as we’re inclined to worry or think more deeply about concerning matters or problem areas under today’s influences. Others may be withholding or critical, but it’s best not to take these things too seriously. Constructive criticism is one thing, and today’s grumpiness quite another, so aim to pay it little or no mind. You may be seeing the flaws of a situation first before its benefits, and if you don’t dwell, then this can help you fix problems. It will be essential to focus on things you can control or improve rather than on those annoying inconveniences that occur whatever you do. There is a small tendency to bicker in a partnership or with someone close to you, but this can be sidestepped if you put your mind to it.
The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Leo, and you’re emotionally wired to take care of business, fix problems, and get the job done. Be easy on yourself and humble with others today as a Mercury-Saturn conflict can stir up a tendency for negative thinking or unnecessary criticism. Serious thoughts, worries, or inconveniences today tend to revolve around work, partnership, and health matters as these are the affected themes in your solar chart. Temporarily, you see the flaws more clearly than the positive. However, this can also be a day when your ambition increases or motivation soars related to a home or work project that feels more achievable than ever.
Energies today are on the more serious side, dear Virgo, and this can work for and against you, or a bit of both, depending on how it’s all handled! For one, a Mercury-Saturn minor challenge points to possible negative thinking or communicating, as you may be dealing with misunderstandings or delays that you hadn’t anticipated. This can lead to an opportunity to improve and edit, but if it’s out of your control, try focusing on those things you’re able to make right or take a break from overthinking before returning to problem areas. Whether to play it safe or to take a risk can be an issue now. For another, a Mars-Pluto connection deepens your ambition or inspires you to think a little more deeply about a project or relationship, leading to the desire to make improvements and changes.
Mercury-Saturn today suggests it’s better to focus on editing and fixing problems than pushing the envelope, dear Libra, and this relates mostly to your home life or creative work and love relationships. Double check what you say and write since there is a tendency to take things the wrong way under this influence. Fears or insecurities can skew conversations to complaints and thoughts to negative places. For best results, be willing to let things go and hope that others don’t harp on details. Minor problems aside, you can benefit from a Mars-Pluto parallel today that can light a fire under you to take positive steps towards handling your money better or towards making changes that benefit your income or home life. The Moon is in your home and family sector all day, suggesting the need to enjoy time alone or with familiar people and to rest up.
With Mercury challenged by Saturn today, dear Scorpio, there is a tendency to see the problems more than the benefits of a situation, and it can be difficult not to dwell on problem areas. Conversations and thoughts can quickly turn to criticism, worry, or complaints. Alternatively, you may be dealing with people who are closed to your ideas or not understanding you, which can be irritating. Look for ways to make improvements and know these are temporary and possibly necessary blocks. It’s best to stick to the rules and directions under this influence, but with a Mars-Pluto parallel aspect also influencing the day, your best bet may be pouring your energies into an absorbing project that you love. Your motivation is fueled now, perhaps as the result of problems or misunderstandings, and it can feel right to make a plan or goal and then work on reaching it.
There is a somewhat heavier or serious energy to today, dear Sagittarius, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. In fact, you this can be a valuable reminder of what’s not working for you. This way, you can go forward either by making edits or focusing on those things that serve you well. Worries about money, resources, or talents may be more prominent now as Saturn is triggered by Mercury. Keep in mind that with this aspect, we tend to dwell on what’s missing or what we’ve lost rather than on what we have or our blessings. Pull out constructive criticism from this, if there is any, and leave behind the rest. If you can fix or improve something, then now is the time to do it, but if it’s beyond your control, then aim to let go. A Mars-Pluto influence today increases your ambition to make more of what you have, making it a wonderful time to develop a natural talent or to do something special with your money.
A Mercury-Saturn influence today can act to skew our thinking to the negative side, dear Capricorn. This can be helpful for identifying problems and flaws that can be fixed and edited, but it can be a bit of a downer if we dwell on them instead. Saturn is in your sign, and this can point to a tendency to be a little too critical or self-critical now. You may be worrying about time constraints or money issues, and you might be feeling a pinch. It could be necessary to cut your losses and move on or work on improvements step by step. Draw upon patience and tap into the energies of Mars-Pluto alignment today that fills you with a stronger sense of purpose and increases your ambition to make important changes.
The energies of the day are less than glamorous, dear Aquarius, with Mercury in your sign in minor challenging aspect to Saturn, as you become aware of a problem or blockage. You could find that others are close-minded to your ideas or plans just for now, or you may be facing some other forms of resistance or blocks that can be annoying, possibly related to unnecessary self-criticism. With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, you’re likely to have a stronger need to take a break from demanding situations. This is natural now as you rest before the Moon enters your sign tomorrow and life picks up pace.
This is a time for checking your work or making edits rather than pushing forward, dear Pisces, and you may very well enjoy a break in this way. Even so, there can be some miscommunications or criticism to deal with now as a semi-square between Mercury and Saturn tends to remind us of the flaws more than benefits of a situation. Do your best to be flexible and avoid identifying too much with minor problems and inconveniences. The Moon is in your social sector all day, encouraging you to reach out, make connections, or simply enjoy the company of people already in your life. A Mars-Pluto parallel suggests a robust exchange of ideas or learning experience now.
If You Were Born Today, February 12
You are a strong-minded person who is not always tactful, even though you are gifted with expression, but generally very straightforward. You love a good competition, particularly on a mental level. Success is important to you, and you usually achieve what you set out to do. Impatience can be a problem that you gradually manage better as you mature in life. Your visual memory is excellent and artistic taste quite refined. Famous people born today: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Christina Ricci, Judy Blume, Joanna Kerns, Arsenio Hall.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The period ahead is a particularly busy one. At times, you may feel like the pace of your life is running ahead of you. You can be especially productive, however, in all types of communications–writing, speaking, learning, teaching, and so forth. You are willing to put in the effort for a mental interest or project, and you can feel pleasantly dedicated to your work or ideas in the year ahead. You are more able to focus on what you’re doing and communicating, and you’re more inclined to notice and consider details.
This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good period for making yourself feel more secure and safe, as well as for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend others.
You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.
Your feelings are more intense which can increase your creativity or animate your social or romantic life this year.
You may be actively involved in teamwork and collaboration with others this year. Your passions are stirred and you’re likely to make positive connections with others. There can be the beginning of a significant new relationship or the intensification of an existing bond.
You’re in a particularly good position for social meetings and events. You’re inclined to happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight.
You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities. In some ways, you can be quite self-contained as you pursue passion projects. However, you may need to watch for hooking onto impractical ventures. As well, your energy level can vary greatly from one period to the next, so take advantage of the “high” periods in order to offset the possible loss in productivity during the low-energy stages. At times you may feel a little lacking in direction, but give yourself some time to find it.
This can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports. It’s bound to be a busy time for you, sometimes lacking in clear direction, but also good for optimism and many new ideas and interests.
2018 is a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.
2019 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.
Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 13th
Uranus in Aries connects harmoniously with the Sun today, dear Aries, putting you in fabulous form for enjoying new interests, a friendship, making connections, or dreaming up new ways to enjoy your life. You can be particularly inspired by new ideas and potential ventures now. You might also break through a barrier or problem, and this comes as a pleasant relief. You’re in particularly good shape for sharing your talents or expertise with others, socializing, and coming up with creative and exciting ideas for future projects. You love to innovate and break ground, and with the Solar Eclipse on Thursday and the aspects forming now, you’re in an unusual position to do so in the weeks ahead. A Mercury-Jupiter square, also active today, warns against going overboard with money, relationships, projects, and promises, in general, but it also challenges you to think in bigger terms than usual. Dream but don’t invest your heart, money, or energy into something brand new just yet.
A Sun-Uranus connection today is gently exciting, dear Taurus, as circumstances are such that you’re reminded of areas of your life that are doing well, improving, or showing great promise. It’s important to keep in mind the tendency to gloss over practical details today, though, unless you’re merely daydreaming and not signing on the dotted line! The temptation may be to jump to a conclusion, but information is likely to be incomplete now. As well, Mercury is at the top of your chart and you’re likely to attract more attention than usual for what you communicate! For some of you, there can be a disconnect with someone about your long-term plans, and while this should be addressed at some point, try not to put too much weight into it at the moment. It may very well be coming off as more difficult than it truly is (a Mercury-Jupiter influence active today has an exaggeration effect). However, do look for opportunities to advance your professional interests and consider ways to free yourself from attitudes that have been limiting your progress or success.
Today, Jupiter forms a square to Mercury, your planetary ruler and the ruler of communications, in general, dear Gemini. This can lead to misjudgments as we speak, judge, or conclude too quickly. Even so, their conflict can stir up some incredible enthusiasm and good ideas, even if these may need some refinement at a later date. You can be defending your beliefs today, which is energizing but might also lead to moodiness if others are listening only to themselves, which is very likely with this transit. Also today, a Sun-Uranus connection forms that inspires you. You are more in tune with your desire for new experience, learning, and excitement these days, and friends and acquaintances can be part of this today. Travel, courses, networking, teamwork, and publishing opportunities can be areas of improvement or inspiration. Friends and alliances formed through your studies or extracurricular activities can be in focus and successful in the coming weeks. For some, a long-distance friendship is a central focus in your life now.
For the most part, the day is likely to find you very positive and enthusiastic, dear Cancer. Even so, moodiness is possible with a Mercury-Jupiter square that tempts you to jump to conclusions. You may want to make big promises to make someone happy, but it’s best to avoid this kind of behavior now. Instead, open your mind to possibilities and reserve judgment for later. Creative activities fare beautifully. You’ve been attracting rather intense energy or experiences into your life recently with the Sun and Mercury in your intimacy sector, and today, you’re looking for ways to improve and change for the better. You’re in good shape for recognition from people at work, in your field, or in a position of authority, especially for your unique insight or methods. A relationship might play a significant role in your motivation to reach a goal or ambition, or a common purpose with a significant other can form now. You’re encouraged to think outside of the box for solutions to problems now and in the coming weeks.
A Sun-Uranus connection today is excellent for you, dear Leo. Not only does it involve your ruler, the Sun, but it also occurs with Uranus in harmony to your sign. People in your life are contributing much to your life now, and it can feel enjoyable and fulfilling. There can be some restlessness stirred now, and this can lead you to interesting places, but toning things down can be useful if you find yourself becoming hyped up over a belief or idea that didn’t mean much to you before today. Attention to a partnership may seem to interfere with efforts to settle in or pay extra attention to family. With Mercury in your partnership sector, you might often want to share decisions with someone else these days, but today, others may want to be included. Fortunately, you’re in a great position to slip into another’s shoes, and you can come to agreements quite readily. Aligning yourself with others who are progressive, adventurous, and forward-looking can be very beneficial now.
While there is some tendency to misjudge a situation today, dear Virgo, mental restlessness may also lead to exciting discoveries. Your mind can be doing some interesting exercises now, and while some of it may lead to nothing, at the very least, you’re entertaining ideas you may not think up on another day and having some fun with it. Do watch for having too many balls in the air now, or for taking on more than you can handle. When it comes to news or others’ overtures to you, it’s best to double-check facts. A little research goes a long way today with Mercury in your work and health sector making nice with Uranus in your solar eighth house. You may be uncovering hidden answers or information that helps push you forward into new territory. Alternative methods work best right now; there is no need to cling to the traditional. Try not to overdo things but enjoy the positive vibes that may very well lead to small breakthroughs in your work or intimate life.
Mercury connects with Jupiter and the Sun to Uranus today, dear Libra, and while there is some tendency to go overboard or to exaggerate, it’s an excellent time to dream up new ideas and turn on to new interests. You’re open to others and they to you. Keeping in mind that you and others are prone to jump to conclusions today, you can enjoy the positivity and have some fun with conversations and thoughts. As the Mercury-Jupiter square involves your second and fifth houses, a situation with a child or lover can have much more to it than meets the eye. Or, judgment about money may be off just for now (likely towards excess). Creatively speaking, your ideas are quite brilliant, but you may not have all the resources, particularly time, to implement them for now. Be patient about putting exciting new plans into action. This is a time of the year when creative impulses are stronger than usual, and fresh approaches to relating are in order. A little frivolity goes a long way, and expressing yourself more freely and playfully can help open doors to you.
While thinking may have been a little cautious yesterday, today you’re latching on to exciting new ideas and feeling quite enthusiastic about them, dear Scorpio. It’s important not to invest too much of yourself or your resources into a new venture just for now, but ideas can be in the hatching stage and entirely worth your attention. A good practice in times like these is to remind yourself of your usual limits. Significant commitments should be avoided until further notice! You are more sharply focused on family affairs and your personal life these days, and today is particularly strong for enjoying the freedoms that acceptance and support afford you. Work, health, and family life benefit from a creative, non-traditional approach, and this is set to continue since the aspects in the days surrounding a Solar Eclipse (which will occur on the 15th) are imprinted into the eclipse and have more staying power. Follow your instincts when it comes to decorating, reorganizing, nesting, cooking, and working, as you could create a small masterpiece now. Your mind is open and others give you the space to do your own thing.
If you can avoid putting too much energy or hope into a particular line of thought or plan today, dear Sagittarius, and enjoy the idea process instead, you’re in great shape. Mental restlessness is a given with Jupiter, your ruler, in tense aspect with Mercury, but it also encourages you to stretch your mind. Your trust that others understand you may be too optimistic and can lead to miscommunications, or jumping to conclusions can lead to same, under this influence. It’s not the time to divulge sensitive information. However, this is a beautiful time for discovery, particularly along mental or intellectual lines. The information you uncover today is exciting and possibly even profitable. Your sense of humor is in full bloom, and your mind is open to new ways of connecting. The weeks ahead can be a time of advances, however big or small, that motivate you and lift your spirits as the aspects active today tie into Thursday’s eclipse and stick around for some time.
A Mercury-Jupiter square happening today points to some tendency for us to jump to conclusions or to make hasty (perhaps even haughty) decisions, dear Capricorn. Keeping this in mind, you can nevertheless enjoy an exercise of the mind now. Optimism can lead you to take on more than you can reasonably handle, but if you defer promises or commitments, you can come up with some bright ideas. Tune into optimistic energy now. A Sun-Uranus aspect, also active today, helps. It feels good when you meet with open minds and open your own mind to possibilities. Interactions are likely to be fresh and invigorating or inspiring. You might enjoy unique insight into a practical matter, especially financial, that surprises you or seems to come out of the blue. This is a time for approaching your family life, money, and domestic affairs in refreshing new ways and making small improvements that help you feel more in charge and more secure. The energies of today are tied into the eclipse that will occur on Thursday, as well as any new beginnings related to money and talents that can come of it.
A Mercury-Jupiter square aspect today can lead to saying something too soon or without enough thought today, dear Aquarius, particularly as Mercury is currently in your sign. It’s best not to take on too many projects or commitments on both personal and professional levels now, not only because judgment may be a little off today, but also because a Solar Eclipse will occur in just two days, setting you along a new path. Positively, it’s a good time to think in bigger terms than usual, and later you can reshape and refine what you come up with now. The Sun in your sign connects well with Uranus today, and this boosts your appeal, particularly through your communications and ideas. People appreciate you more than usual. You might find yourself on the same page as a significant other, or agreements come organically now. This can be a time for shaking up the usual routine a little, or for reaching out to someone you’ve been meaning to connect with.
With Mercury forming a square to Jupiter today, ideas can catch hold quickly, and enthusiasm can take off, dear Pisces. However, disagreements can get very big, very fast, as well. Try not to invest too much into information coming in or promises made today, and you’ll be in better shape. As long as you keep things fun and light without excessive expectations, then this is an excellent day to daydream and consider new possibilities. Also active today is a Sun-Uranus transit that gently nudges you towards positive improvements and changes. You’re working under the radar or behind the scenes these days, but you can also be branching out and coming up with novel ways of expressing yourself. When it comes to money, personal possessions, and valuables, you’re doing things just a little differently. A change of pace can feel right.
Have you been dreading Valentine’s Day? Well, there’s nothing to fear! Cupid wants you to celebrate love in all of its manifestations, not just the romantic variety. As a single person, you have energy for loving friendships (which you might not have time for if you were part of a couple), so you have much to be grateful for.
Here are some tips for how each zodiac sign can use Valentine’s Day to affirm that a partner isn’t necessary when it comes to celebrating love — and a few suggestions for attracting a date as well!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If you’re single and loving it, more power to you … but if want to find a partner, try making this holiday your Valentine’s New Year. Write resolutions about new ways you can reach out while having fun in the coming year. Get psyched up and create a positive attitude. The world is your romantic oyster!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You could use some pampering on this special day, so take yourself to a spa to enjoy a head-to-toe beauty treatment, massage or soak in a hot tub. Be your own best date by treating yourself to whatever sensual delights tickle your fancy. Invite a close friend along and indulge together.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If you get the urge to call your friends and whine about your single status, go ahead. Get chatty and vent all you want … but whatever you do, resist the temptation to ring up your ex or that hottie you’ve got your eye on. Wait for another day to make those calls, when your emotions aren’t so volatile.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’re one of the world’s biggest romantics, so don’t let being single stop you from celebrating love. Arrange a gift or card exchange in your circle of friends and invite them over for a Valentine’s party. Bake cookies and deck out the house in red hearts and candlelight. Declare a toast to the loving friendships that sustain you.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Okay, Leo, you may not have a date this year, but you can still spread some cheer. Offer to babysit your friends’ kids. Parents of young children often have trouble finding time for romance in their busy lives, so help them out. You won’t be alone, and you’ll have fun playing with their kiddos.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
This is going to sound crazy, but this might be the perfect day to clean and reorganize your space. De-cluttering improves Feng Shui, which creates chi (vital energy) that can help attract more magic into your life. If you’re looking for a relationship, enhance the southwest sector of your bedroom with gemstones, crystals and candles.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Being single isn’t easy for you, Libra. If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, here’s a sure-fire way to cheer up: help someone less fortunate than yourself. Seniors are often lonely, and not just on Valentine’s Day, so see if you can volunteer at a senior center in your neighborhood. Or, look for a church or non-profit group that could use your help.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You love intrigue and the little white lies behind it, so find an online florist and order a bouquet of flowers to be sent to you at your workplace. Or have a local candy store deliver a big box of chocolates. Sign the card “From Your Secret Admirer.” The water cooler gossip will keep you amused all day.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Recharge your batteries by taking a short trip. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just getting on a bus and heading to some new part of town can do the trick. Or, try this with a friend: get in your car, start driving, toss a coin at every corner and turn left (for tails) or right (for heads) accordingly. After a few tosses, have dinner wherever you end up.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’ve already got a handle on creating attractive energy that draws people to you. Your flair for success is irresistible. Now’s a great time to share some of the fruits of that success by treating your friends to a special event. Look for a movie, concert, comedy club or theater production you know they will enjoy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Okay, so you’ve figured out that Valentine’s Day is a plot by flower shops and greeting card companies to bump up their post-Christmas sales. If you’re part of this “bah humbug” group, gather your like-minded friends and have a Valentine’s Scrooge party. Give a prize to the guest who brings the snarkiest card.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Today is the day to amplify the compassionate traits you are known and loved for. Reach out to a friend or family member who needs an open ear. As you listen, offer your support and help them find their way back to a more cosmic perspective. This comes naturally to you, but it isn’t always so easy for others.