Your Daily Planet Tracker for Jan. 9: Moon In Pisces

The Moon in Pisces: Intuitive, Empathetic, Imaginative

January 9 – January 12, 2019 Staff

Before we talk specifically about the Moon in Pisces, let’s talk about the Moon for a moment. Astrologers consider the Moon a planet, and it’s the fastest moving of all of them. Because it moves so quickly, the Moon passes through each of the 12 zodiac signs once every month. Just as the Sun has a placement in our birth chart, so does the Moon.

When the Moon is in Pisces

No matter what Sun sign you are, for a couple of days a month we all feel a little bit like a Pisces. When the Moon is in the whimsical sign of Pisces, you’ll find yourself drifting and dreaming. Forget that pressured series of events in your day planner, and don’t bother checking your watch. This lunation will have you more concerned with the thoughts that are dancing through your mind than the realities of your everyday life. Your intuition will be heightened, and you’ll accomplish more by letting your instincts guide you.

Because emotions are on overdrive during the Pisces Moon, you’ll have a sensitivity and receptivity to the world around you. This will be a time when you’ll feel sentimental, and wanting to connect with your loved ones in an effort to be closer to them. Don’t be surprised if you get a little misty during television commercials — this is just how this Moon affects us.

New Moon in Pisces

New Moons are always a time of new beginnings, and the New Moon in Pisces inspires us to imagine the future we want. Write down what it is you’ve been dreaming of and what’s stopping you from getting it. This is the time when we overcome our fears so that we can begin manifesting the things we’ve fantasized about.

The Pisces New Moon is also a period of profound healing. If you’ve been wounded emotionally or spiritually, this is when you will focus on your regrets, your anger, your insecurities, and your doubts. This is a good time to meditate or take a walk. These moments of solitude will allow you to go within and reconnect with yourself so you can patch up old wounds that have been lingering.

Full Moon in Pisces

The Pisces Full Moon is a time of compassion. When the empathy of the Pisces Moon combines with the skills of the opposing Virgo Sun, we truly have the best of both worlds. What these signs have common is a sense of service. This Full Moon reminds us that we don’t have to be precise to be helpful, and that making an error with a loving attitude is sometimes more beneficial than perfect behavior done begrudgingly.

The Full Moon in Pisces turns our simple thoughts into vivid fantasies. We might feel like we’re in a cosmic tug of war where we’re being pulled between idealism and reality. It may seem as though we’re being forced to choose sides, but the point of this lunation is to put ideals and inspiration into concrete forms so we can bring our dreams down to earth. is Part of the Daily Insight Group © 2019

Your Daily Rune For Wednesday, January 9 is Ingwaz

Your Daily Rune For Wednesday, January 9 is Ingwaz


Your Rune For Today


Ingwaz may be signalling that you are reaching your full potential in the matter at hand and that it’s time to let go and let the situation play itself out. Trust that you have done the necessary work—the energy you’re feeling around this is ultimately positive, and relief is in sight.

Ingwaz is widely considered a highly auspicious rune, signaling a major event or turning point in your life that leads to satisfying results. A dream may very well be coming true. Additional Meanings Ing is also a god of the home and hearth, and so Ingwaz indicates safety and a loving family environment. Your home and everyone in it are protected. If you were feeling anxiety about some kind of threat to your well-being in this regard, you can relax. Enjoy a sense of peace, prosperity, and satisfaction with your life at this time. This is

indeed a rune of good fortune. Ingwaz has no reversed meaning. Magical Uses: Fertility, bringing a situation to an end, building and releasing magical energy, protection, passion


Additional information from about this Rune from the book

Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes

Lisa Chamberlain

Your Daily Tarot Love Card for January 9th is The Tower

Daily Love Tarot

The Tower

Resentment that builds walls that keeps others we want in, out, needs healing today. Resentment shows in tension in a face that rarely smiles. The Tower urges you to start working now and you are one day closer to a loving, soul mate union. If your long-term relationship is undergoing a rough patch, talk about the things that bother you. Anger kills passion. You need to encourage them to talk to you.

Tarot Card of the Day for January 9 is The Hermit

Tarot Card of the Day

The Hermit

The challenge of The Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals, and nature herself.

While an hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit Tarot cards, more modern cards have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with nature.

The universe is trying to send you a message! is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2019



A year can be measured in a multitude of ways. In terms of the Tarot, 2019 will be the year of The Hanged Man or The Empress.

Tarot and astrology both involve a blend of intuition and mathematics, and as such, annual thematic cards are divined through very basic means: just add up the digits of the year in question. So, for 2019, determining the year’s ruling cards is as simple as adding 2+0+1+9 = 12 (The Hanged Man), and then furthering that equation by adding 1+2 = 3 (The Empress). If helpful, consider the double-digit card a baseline for the collective mindset and the single-digit card a more individual mode.

2018 was marked by theJustice and High Priestess cards, and it was impossible to ignore their influences on the zeitgeist. Using the approach of the double-digit card as the collective, it’s easy to see how themes of law and order loomed large in the cultural consciousness. Legal issues abounded in the government in the U.S. — think the Russia investigation and numerous skirmishes surrounding the border — and were accompanied by ample debate in regard to trans rights and the fates of those whose abuses were brought to light by the #MeToo movement. Justice is a card that speaks of karmic righteousness, and many of us seemed to wrangle with cosmic rights versus wrongs, shadow-boxing with complicated ethics and moral dilemmas. Ultimately, each of us came to understand that we must rely only on our own voice of internal knowing (The High Priestess) to make decisions and lead the way to the future.

The Tarot-centric themes of 2019 only serve to continue this developing narrative. The Hanged Man speaks of surrender, release, and sacrifice, and often comes up when querents need to make choices around personal discipline and the relinquishing of bad habits. This is a crucial time for letting go of anything that is not serving us, for stepping into the embodiment of our higher selves. On a cultural level, it is a clarion call to surrender the comforts of our various privileges and unearned advantages. We will be forced to see things through new eyes, and The Empress will guide us on an individual level, assisting in making this process of letting go a thing of grace and beauty. She will accomplish this by asking what we are creating, what we are nurturing, where our energy can be softer and more loving, and how we can mirror or mimic the unconditional love of the divine.

With this guidance in mind, it’s best to welcome whatever the New Year brings with open arms. And should you find yourself in need of a bit of guidance, simply pull a card — enhanced perspective is sure to follow.

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Thursday, January 10

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Research of any kind will go well today because initially, you are in a practical frame of mind, and you’re willing to do whatever is necessary to get to the goods – in other words, to find what you’re looking for. Later in the day, you don’t care so much anymore. “Manana!”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Someone older might have good advice for you today. Don’t hesitate to listen to anyone who has more experience because this will benefit you. Alternatively, you might be the older, wiser person dispensing advice. Later in the day, you just want to have a good time!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Someone older or in a position of power, perhaps a parent or a boss, might have good advice for you today. If this is the case, it will behoove you to listen. Ironically, later in the day, you feel lighthearted about everything and not interested in advice. Go figure. (Life is a revolving door.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This morning is a good time to study or plow through forms and legal matters to learn something that is important and practical. Later in the day, you want to goof off and hopefully, travel somewhere fun! It’s a productive and yet, fun day.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This morning you are in a practical frame of mind. It’s a good time to attend to banking needs or deal with shared property, inheritances and insurance issues. However, later in the afternoon, you will overlook details and be too casual! Forewarned is forearmed.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

After some serious discussions about vacation planning or planning for kids, this afternoon will turn out to be a fun-filled, relaxing time, especially if you can spend some time at home. As the day wears on, you want to relax in a pleasant way among familiar surroundings.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a productive morning at work for you because you are willing to put duties and responsibilities first. Furthermore, you will not overlook details. However, as the day wears on, these qualities will disappear as you become more lighthearted and casual about everything!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Although children might be an increased responsibility in the morning, by the afternoon, you feel playful. You want to have a good time. You will enjoy sports, vacations and fun activities with children. You will also enjoy the arts, movies and musical performances.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This morning you might have a serious family discussion with a parent or someone older or in a position of authority. You might cover some ground rules or set some boundaries. However, later in the day, everything is fuzzy and lighthearted! (Rules? What rules?)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Accomplish as much as you can in the morning because this is when you will be in a practical frame of mind. Later in the day, you will be too casual and easy-going to do anything that requires serious concentration. In other words, make hay while the sun shines.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will be careful with money this morning. If shopping, you will confine your spending to practical, long-lasting items. Later in the day, you will feel quite the opposite! You’ll be prepared to blow your money on anything that appeals!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Get as much done as you can in the morning because you know that benefits will come to you from a willing acceptance of duty. You will make practical and orderly gains in your life. Ironically, by the afternoon, you just want to play!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Rod Stewart (1945) shares your birthday today. You are always adventurous; however, many of you like to be involved in humanitarian activities. You keep your deep thoughts to yourself. Your personal freedom is one of your goals this year. That’s why you must embrace change and new opportunities. Expect fresh excitement! Be ready to act fast. Enjoy travel opportunities and chances to expand your horizons. This is a fast-paced year!




Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 9th

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping and big decisions from 11:30 AM to 3 PM EST today (8:30 AM to 12 noon PST). After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Remember that the Sun is at the top of your chart, and this is the only time all year this occurs. This symbolizes that you are in a flattering spotlight, which makes bosses, parents and VIPs admire you. Obviously, you can use this to your advantage! Ya think?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Travel and a chance to discover new things appeals to you now because you want to do anything that broadens your experience of the world. You want to see new places, meet new faces and learn new ideas! Give yourself a chance to do this.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re full of passionate energy now that is sexual but also “possessive” or jealous. It’s easy to fall into the trap of keeping score. This is why you might be jealous of someone else’s wealth. But what’s the point of that? Someone always has “more” because there’s no end to better.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

With the Sun opposite your sign, your focus on close friendships and partnerships is fine-tuned. This is why this is the best time of the year to learn more about your style of relating to those who are closest to you. It also means you need more rest and more sleep.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

It’s totally appropriate to wonder how you should manage your life more effectively. Not only do you want to be productive, you want to be productive with the least amount of effort. You want to work smart. Natch!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re in a playful mood, which is why it’s important to give yourself permission to do your own thing. Get out and have a good time! Enjoy the company of children. Romantic relationships are more lighthearted. Relax and just be yourself!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Grab every chance to cocoon at home because right now, you’re focused on your personal life, your family and perhaps a parent. Home repairs might also require your attention. Certainly, family discussions are taking place. This is where you need to be.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Accept the fact that your daily world is accelerating now because of the increasing demands of short trips, errands, tasks, conversations with others and time spent with siblings, neighbours and relatives. Yes, you have a lot on your plate! In addition, you might be studying and reading more than usual.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a good time to reflect upon your values and what really matters. This is because you are more focused on money and property at this time. When you think of your possessions – do they serve your needs or do you serve theirs? Sometimes what we own is an albatross. Aagghh,

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Remember to use this time recharge your energies for the coming year. Take advantage of the fact that you can attract people and favourable circumstances to you because there are four planets in Capricorn right now. Four! Make hay while the Sun shines!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Work alone or behind the scenes right now because you need to pull your act together before you take it on the road. Give yourself some time to ponder and contemplate what you want for your new year ahead (birthday to birthday).

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Enjoy your increased popularity. Be a good friend to others because after all, what goes around, comes around – and we all want good friends, don’t we? Share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone to get their feedback

If Your Birthday Is Today

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982) shares your birthday today. You have a practical outlook on life. You are tolerant, resilient and ambitious. This year hard work and effort pay will pay off. Begin by simplifying your life and building solid foundations. Focus your energy in one direction. Physical exercise is important this year. Explore yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline that you enjoy.






People make all sorts of resolutions at the turn of a new year, often to abandon them within just a few days or weeks.

Sometimes that’s because the resolutions weren’t that well-intentioned – or that practical – to begin with, ie: fad diets, which are more often a health risk not a health choice. Sometimes it’s just because life has a way of catching up with us and we can’t maintain our new direction, as much as we may want (and need!) to make a change.

Well, in 2019, it’s gonna be different.

The movements of the planets strongly suggest that the first thing on our mind this year will likely be a very serious inventory of our practical goals and aspirations with a benevolent emphasis on breaking old and destructive habits. And while that type of focus tends to be par-for-the-course in our culture when it comes to ringing in a new year, this time the stars are in divine alignment with such possibilities. Breaking habits and encouraging positive change in your own life is more possible than ever with the astrology of the moment.

Why is this, you ask?

On January 2nd, 2019, we will find the sun conjunct Saturn at 11 degrees Capricorn, bringing our own egos into the matter. Pluto, our lord of secrets and dispenser of shame, hovers nearby, at 25 degrees Capricorn. Mercury and Jupiter are both anticipating the waning moon’s arrival in philosophically-active Sagittarius while Mars gets the home fires burning in his own familiar domicile of Aries.

What’s particularly remarkable about this moment in time is that we have four planets in their most proper placements: Mars in Aries, Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. This sense of orderliness can lend an air of clarity and refinement to the astrological patterns at play.

So first we have Mars, planet of ambition and personal drive, stationed at home in defiant, get-up-and-go Aries. We also have gabby Mercury and good-natured Jupiter palling around enhancing the quality of our luck and our beliefs about ourselves in shimmering Sagittarius. Not to mention, we have the waning moon preparing to burn away all impurities in the centaur’s fire pit before appearing as a new moon in Capricorn on January 5.

Stepping away from the fiery aspects of the moment and re-grounding, we will find an entirely different mood from Saturn, Pluto, and the sun stationed in Capricorn’s office. They’re like lawyers or detectives in a gritty noir film, working late to crack a case. The mood is dismal but productive. They’re getting somewhere, even if they have to go through hell to get there.

Meanwhile, our old frenemy Saturn has been in his domicile of Capricorn for over a year now, having ingressed on December 21, 2017, and the world has been feeling it. Saturn, after all, is the transpersonal force associated with resistance, obstacles, determination and hard-won lessons. This planet’s effects on the cosmic weather are profound, deliberate and sometimes heavy-handed, hence the hullabaloo surrounding Saturn returns in one’s natal chart.

If you have been feeling put through the wringer in the past year, good! That means it won’t hit you all at once like a ton of bricks. While the effect of this transit depends entirely on the specific makeup of your natal chart, Saturn is always transiting somewhere and it always presents challenges. On a collective level, Saturn is a force to be reckoned with, and even more so when he’s playing a home game in Capricorn.

You may have looked at the symbol associated with Capricorn and wondered, like a lot of folks: “Ok, but what the heck is a sea-goat?” Originally, this symbol was associated with a god named Enki. Enki was a very important ancient Sumerian deity associated with both earth and water whose patronage included mischief, magic, creation and knowledge. In one myth about a great cataclysm that befell humankind, Enki came to help the human beings learn agriculture after they had all knowledge and awareness taken from them.

So, the moral of the story is that Capricorn is here to help pick up the pieces after everything falls apart. Maybe that’s why Capricorn natives can be so serious sometimes!

The ancient energy of Enki, the compassionate and benevolent god whose clearest aim is to share deep wisdom with humanity, shines in this concentration of Capricornian energies. Now more than ever, the planets are lending you a hand when it comes to perfecting, directing, and nurturing the base materials of the self.

All this to say, inner alchemy is possible in 2019! Now is the time to quit smoking, hit the gym, set a strict schedule around screen-time, switch to a healthier diet, commit to therapy, get sober, or whatever else you need to do for the betterment of yourself and everyone around you.

May Mars get you started, may Jupiter bless your path, and may Saturn keep you on track.

Happy new year!


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Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 9


Keep opening the doors of perception a little wider as the lunar orb ends its monthly exploration of airy Aquarius by making a supportive, 60-degree connection with intuition-enhancer Uranus in Aries (8:54 a.m.). Search the online universe for new sources of higher knowledge. This celestial alignment begins a 2 hour void twilight zone that ends at 11:45 a.m. when the moon enters watery Pisces.

Uranus continues to make major headlines as it forms a potentially abrasive, 135-degree link to Jupiter (1:34 p.m.). There’s an anything-goes, outside-the-box dynamism to this important sky cycle. Too much of any good thing is not advised. Interest in the martial arts and holistic healing techniques is highlighted during a parallel between Mars and Chiron (7:28 p.m.). Dance away the moody blues as the moon in the last sign of the zodiac can give you happy feet.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as 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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