Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of February 3

Just when you thought your love life was in the clear, the universe casts yet another sucker punch. Yes, Venus turned direct on January 31, and this week she’ll truly begin to regulate her orbit. The trouble is that on Thursday communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in sensitive Pisces. There might be love in the air until February 28, but there will also be a distinct problem conveying your feelings or thoughts to your sweetheart in the way you hope to.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The good news is that the ruler of your partnership sector, Venus, is now moving forward. This will allow you to make progress in your relationship if things have been sluggish between you and your mate. The Moon in your sign will help you reveal your emotions easily on Monday and Tuesday. By Thursday, however, you might not want to talk about your innermost feelings as much. In fact, you might prefer extra alone time to think, dream and fantasize. Honor it.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Now that your ruling planet, Venus, is waking up from her short winter’s nap, you might feel as if you’re gaining more perspective around your moral requirements in matters of the heart. If you’ve been cheating yourself on some level by staying in a dead relationship, you might begin to take steps to end things. What may confuse you, however, is the opinion of friends in the background. They might mean for their input to be helpful, but it’ll only muddle things even more. You’ll need to figure this one out on your own.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

The ruler of your romance sector is strong and direct now, allowing you to enjoy the physical and emotional qualities of a love relationship more. The only rub? Your mind may not receive the same stimulation. Emotions will be out in the open on Saturday and Sunday, but mixed messages to your lover might only leave both of you feeling deflated. Be as clear as you can in all communication after Thursday, and if you’re not hearing what you hope to from your love give him or her the benefit of the doubt.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You likely spent the last few weeks re-evaluating the status of your marriage or close relationship. Now that you’ve processed these thoughts you may feel as if you’re ready to make a firm decision. Should you stay? Should you go? Should you insist on changes that will make you feel more valued in the relationship? While you’ll want to press ahead with changes, remember that communication may be on shaky ground starting Thursday and until February 28. Your mind could change quickly, and you won’t want to lock yourself into something you can’t undo later.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

If you’re involved in an office romance, you may notice that you can finally breathe easy again this week, and enjoy dating this person without all of the gossip or recrimination. If you’re married or in a committed partnership, a conversation with your mate about joint finances might cause confusion. Now is not the time to pool your resources if you haven’t already done so. Wait until after February 28 for all major decisions about your shared resources.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Love is good for those of you in the fresh and fun dating stage right now. In fact, it’s great now that Venus is moving forward once more in your romance sector. You might meet someone very special over the next couple of weeks if you’re single. The only trouble is that your ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde on Thursday, and that is not a good time to make firm decisions about life and love. If you meet someone new, take things slow. If you’re married, you and your mate may have trouble reaching a mutual agreement. Be patient.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Now that your ruler, Venus, is moving direct once more, it’s likely you’re feeling more attractive and less socially awkward than you may have felt since December 21. With sexy Mars moving through your sign you are in a good place now to go after who and what you want so be sure to act now while you’ve got strong support from both cosmic lovers. Next month Mars will turn retrograde in your sign, and this will be a temporary game changer for your love life. For now, have your cake and eat it too.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

If you’re married or in a committed relationship you might feel as if you can make progress once more as you work on your union. Partnership is certainly more effort than play these days for you, but it’s also likely you’ve learned that anything worth having is also worth working for. If you’re single, however, now is not a good time to begin a love affair. Mercury will turn retrograde in your romance sector on Thursday and your judgment may not be the best.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Romantic prospects will be strong early in the week — especially on Monday and Tuesday. You’ll be in the mood for fun, and it’ll be a great time to go out after work for cocktails or dinner with friends. You might even meet someone who captivates you! If you’re in a committed relationship, however, there might be extra confusion between you and your mate about a domestic matter after Thursday. You may not find it easy, but if you work together a resolution is possible after February 28.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your attractive quotient is off the charts this week now that Venus is once again strong and direct in your sign. Not only will you feel a boost in self-esteem, it’ll also be easier to convey the very best qualities you have to others. This makes you impossible to ignore, and it’ll be easier than ever to snatch up that special someone you’ve had your eye on. Sleeping beauty is officially awake. Make the most of it!

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

If you’ve felt unsettled about a private love matter over the last several weeks, this week you’ll begin to let go of any anxiety surrounding it. Perhaps you’ve been involved in a clandestine relationship, and although it feeds you on some level, it leaves you feeling empty in other ways. We attract the love we think we deserve, and now is the time to figure out why you feel you deserve only to love someone in the dark. Guess what? You don’t.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Thursday, Mercury will turn retrograde in your sign, making mix ups in communication more of a hassle. This may be particularly troublesome when it comes to love and partnerships. Your sweetheart might insist that what you say you don’t mean and what you mean you don’t say. Remind him or her that you’re a lover, not a fighter.

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Current Moon Phase for Jan. 3rd is Waxing Crescent

Crescent Moon

(waxing/30% of illumination)

During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 31

We’re in such a period of change that it’s challenging to get a handle on our current feelings. Our fantasies run rampant now that cerebral Mercury is in imaginative Pisces. Meanwhile, the emotionally detached Aquarius Moon shifts into Pisces at 10:44 pm EST to further amplify our dreams. And Venus, retrograde since December 21, turns direct today, freeing our desires from the past. However, it may take a few days to notice any real progress.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

There is no need to stress about whether or not you are appreciated by your peers. If you have been meeting your obligations without stirring up too much trouble, then you will likely receive accolades for your efforts. But don’t obsess about being noticed because your desire for immediate recognition could spoil your success before it arrives. Just keep up the good work without engaging in any attention-seeking behavior; your contribution will be acknowledged sooner than you think.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your drive to step beyond preexisting boundaries continues to motivate your current choices. However, there’s no guarantee that impulsive behavior will pay off. To the contrary, it’s accomplishing the long-term goals that should be in the spotlight now because this can bring you the most happiness. Don’t succumb to the temptation of shortcuts. Your most reliable strategy today is to stick to the tried and true when it comes to your future.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Make a commitment to explore the intensity of your shadows; it’s the uncomfortable places within your mind that could offer the most growth now. Given the choice, you often steer clear of the darkness, yet there is a powerful attraction drawing you into your subconscious today. Courage is the key; remember, you will be changed by what you discover. This journey into the unknown can transform your fear into love.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Acknowledging the expectations that others place upon you raises old relationship issues, tempting you to escape from the jaws of commitment. Unfortunately, you might not be in a position to sidestep the promises you made. Thankfully, the tide is turning; if you honor your obligations with a positive attitude, love just might be closer than you think. Don’t let your past define your future.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you might feel a sense of urgency to resolve a conflict with a coworker, it’s smarter to let the dynamics play out naturally. Fortunately, you can minimize the pressure by remembering that the current deadlines are arbitrary. Even if your nerves are frayed, the energy will calm down if you fill your day with productive activities. Focusing on the details won’t fix any underlying issues, but it improves your chances of enjoying yourself over the weekend.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Whoever says that you can’t loosen up is missing an important part of your natural expression. While it’s true that many Virgos have difficulty pretending that they are having fun if they’re not, you do know how to kick up your heels when the opportunity arises. Over the days ahead, take a chance and demonstrate another side of your personality; impress others with your spontaneity and charm.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Family obligations seem to be your top priority these days, perhaps even to the extent of avoiding the work that’s expected of you now. Thankfully, you can clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel, motivating you to follow through on your promises. Your willingness to jump in without reserve enables you to get results faster than you expect. More than anything, you want peace at home and this is your chance to make it happen.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your interest in your immediate surroundings continues to grow. Perhaps you have already invested in household items that increase your comfort and beautify your environment. Now it’s time to take the pleasure principle to the next level; give yourself permission to further indulge your senses while the cosmic energies are cheering you on. Taking care of yourself empowers you to make other positive changes in your life.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you Archers aren’t typically known for having issues with low self-esteem, sometimes you still face the same insecurities as everyone else. If you have struggled with your self-worth recently, it’s time to complete your process of transformation now so you can get on with your life. Undervaluing your contribution to others limits your development. Take a realistic look at what you do best and focus on that for the next few weeks.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s time to step out from the shadows and let your love light shine now that Venus is turning direct in Capricorn. Thankfully, the Goddess of Love brings the sweet pleasures that were denied or delayed while she was retrograde in your sign over the last six weeks. Review your recent experiences to see what you can learn from them. But don’t linger in the past; follow your heart’s desire as it reveals the numerous possibilities ahead.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You might not be able to clearly express what you want with sensual Venus hanging out in your 12th House of Secrets. However, now that the planet of love turns direct, you may begin to feel the urge to open your heart wide enough to share some previously hidden desires. Don’t rush the process; giving yourself enough time to get comfortable with your disclosures increases the likelihood of your message being well received.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are being shown again and again how important your friends are now and you really appreciate their unwavering presence in your life. However, if you’re seeking new connections, it’s a great time to reach out and make overtures to others to build a network of support. Remember, being friendly is a conscious choice. Going out of your way to create community continues to bring blessings in the weeks ahead.

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Current Moon Phase for Jan. 31 – New Moon

New Moon

(waxing/8% illumination)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

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New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes

New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes

Brilliance strikes during January’s late New Moon

Jeff Jawer    Jeff Jawer on the topics of new moon, horoscopes, astrology, aquarius

Innovation is off charts with the New Moon in unconventional Aquarius on January 30, 2014. This Sun-Moon conjunction in this super smart sign is excellent for expanding perception and triggering bright ideas. Idealism and a stronger sense of community can also emerge in the days that follow. Aquarius’ ingenious ruling planet, Uranus, favorably aligns with this lunation as well, making our mental laboratories more productive.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Discovering ways to become a more effective member of a team is a potential gift of this intellectually energizing New Moon. It lands in your 11th House of Groups, where you can get a fresh start within an organization or find a place of inspiration supporting a cause. Idealism is strong in Aquarius, which can help you recognize ways to meet your own needs while being an even more valuable friend or colleague.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Get ready for some radically new experiences in your professional life. This brainy and innovative Aquarius New Moon lands in your 10th House of Career and Public Responsibility to spark a fresh start that challenges your usual ways of doing business. Be as open-minded and flexible as you can, because old rules and systems may start breaking down. Innovation and risk-taking should put you in a more exciting work situation.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Travel and mind expansion are on the agenda with this brilliant Aquarius New Moon in your 9th House of Faraway Places and Higher Education. Your busy brain may suddenly turn in a different direction as you’re stimulated by a radically new idea. Sharing your discoveries, going back to school, or doing business with people in distant places are ways to put more excitement and meaning into your life.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

This quirky Aquarius New Moon lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, where it can have a significant influence on your personal and professional relationships. A lunation in your 8th house, associated with emotional intimacy and financial alliances, is about making choices in partnerships. Either you come up with a fresh approach that enriches connections, or fight change and settle for less.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Fresh connections can enliven your personal life with this exciting New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. Sure, you may attract unusual individuals who don’t always follow the standard rules of love and business. But it’s also an opportunity for you to enliven current alliances with original thinking, or to take some chances by sharing brilliant insights that impress others with your original thinking.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Surprises could shake up your daily routine with this rebellious Aquarius New Moon in your 6th House of Employment and Habits. Although adapting to unexpected circumstances is logical, it’s even better if you take the initiative to make changes. Going into a different profession, getting additional training, and altering the ways that you deal with diet, exercise, and health will work to your advantage.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Creativity and romance get significant shots of adrenalin from this electrifying New Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Let your playful side show as this lunation is a signal to come up with fresh ways to get attention and to have fun. Experimenting with different approaches and looks will put more pleasure into your personal life and make your professional presentations entertaining and inspiring to others.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This liberating Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 4th House of Roots to provide you with a fresh perspective on your past. Old issues, especially from your family, can be seen with distance and objectivity that allow you to let go of emotional issues that have been holding you back. You’re becoming free of unconscious conditioning, making this an excellent time to break habits and try different ways feel safe.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Ideas are firing up with greater frequency thanks to this inventive Aquarius New Moon. It lands in your 3rd House of Information and Communication, cooking up fresh concepts and connections. Learning, teaching and meeting people should be more stimulating than usual. Just remember to ground what you say in a way that others can understand, because your enthusiasm may overwhelm others with more input than they can handle.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This inventive Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 2nd House of Resources, providing you with inspiration for making money and getting the most out of your assets. But instead of trying to squeeze more from your current abilities, this lunation signals the need to invest in developing different kinds of skills. Consistency is usually rewarding, but being innovative will lead to even more profitable ways to work now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Are you ready for a fresh start? This exciting New Moon in your sign can light the fuse of change that you’ve been waiting for. Your innovative ruling planet Uranus makes a harmonious angle to this Sun-Moon conjunction in your sign, firing you up with originality. Trying a different look or coming up with a radically new approach to connecting with people are excellent ways to utilize this energy.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This ingenious Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 12th House of Spirituality to spur awareness of your connections with nature and divinity. Taking more time to be alone provides the peace and quiet needed to tap into the higher knowledge coming to you now. Don’t worry if it’s harder to get others’ attention, because the greatest rewards are more likely to come when you are less concerned with how others see you.

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 30th

Stay on course with supporting loved ones who may be under duress as Pallas opposes Juno (2:16AM). Any talent you have for resolving problems could be useful around this time-period and for several hours afterwards.  The two lights — the Sun and Moon — agree to provide supportive illumination for your key tasks and projects via their constructive sextile of 60-degrees (6:24AM). Bold ideas can inundate your consciousness since the Moon makes a 60-degree rapport with Uranus (10:59AM) followed by an energizing although possibly unsettling 45-degree tie between Mercury and Uranus (1:58PM). Eccentricity and outside-the-box thinking are in; following all rules to the letter of the law is out. The Moon continues in its adventurous romp through fiery, extroverted Sagittarius. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Current Moon Phase for Jan. 30th – New Moon

New Moon

(waxing/0% illumination)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

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New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes

New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes

Brilliance strikes during January’s late New Moon

Jeff Jawer   Jeff Jawer on the topics of new moon, horoscopes, astrology, aquarius

Innovation is off charts with the New Moon in unconventional Aquarius on January 30, 2014. This Sun-Moon conjunction in this super smart sign is excellent for expanding perception and triggering bright ideas. Idealism and a stronger sense of community can also emerge in the days that follow. Aquarius’ ingenious ruling planet, Uranus, favorably aligns with this lunation as well, making our mental laboratories more productive.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Discovering ways to become a more effective member of a team is a potential gift of this intellectually energizing New Moon. It lands in your 11th House of Groups, where you can get a fresh start within an organization or find a place of inspiration supporting a cause. Idealism is strong in Aquarius, which can help you recognize ways to meet your own needs while being an even more valuable friend or colleague.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Get ready for some radically new experiences in your professional life. This brainy and innovative Aquarius New Moon lands in your 10th House of Career and Public Responsibility to spark a fresh start that challenges your usual ways of doing business. Be as open-minded and flexible as you can, because old rules and systems may start breaking down. Innovation and risk-taking should put you in a more exciting work situation.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Travel and mind expansion are on the agenda with this brilliant Aquarius New Moon in your 9th House of Faraway Places and Higher Education. Your busy brain may suddenly turn in a different direction as you’re stimulated by a radically new idea. Sharing your discoveries, going back to school, or doing business with people in distant places are ways to put more excitement and meaning into your life.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

This quirky Aquarius New Moon lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, where it can have a significant influence on your personal and professional relationships. A lunation in your 8th house, associated with emotional intimacy and financial alliances, is about making choices in partnerships. Either you come up with a fresh approach that enriches connections, or fight change and settle for less.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Fresh connections can enliven your personal life with this exciting New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. Sure, you may attract unusual individuals who don’t always follow the standard rules of love and business. But it’s also an opportunity for you to enliven current alliances with original thinking, or to take some chances by sharing brilliant insights that impress others with your original thinking.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Surprises could shake up your daily routine with this rebellious Aquarius New Moon in your 6th House of Employment and Habits. Although adapting to unexpected circumstances is logical, it’s even better if you take the initiative to make changes. Going into a different profession, getting additional training, and altering the ways that you deal with diet, exercise, and health will work to your advantage.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Creativity and romance get significant shots of adrenalin from this electrifying New Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Let your playful side show as this lunation is a signal to come up with fresh ways to get attention and to have fun. Experimenting with different approaches and looks will put more pleasure into your personal life and make your professional presentations entertaining and inspiring to others.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This liberating Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 4th House of Roots to provide you with a fresh perspective on your past. Old issues, especially from your family, can be seen with distance and objectivity that allow you to let go of emotional issues that have been holding you back. You’re becoming free of unconscious conditioning, making this an excellent time to break habits and try different ways feel safe.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Ideas are firing up with greater frequency thanks to this inventive Aquarius New Moon. It lands in your 3rd House of Information and Communication, cooking up fresh concepts and connections. Learning, teaching and meeting people should be more stimulating than usual. Just remember to ground what you say in a way that others can understand, because your enthusiasm may overwhelm others with more input than they can handle.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This inventive Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 2nd House of Resources, providing you with inspiration for making money and getting the most out of your assets. But instead of trying to squeeze more from your current abilities, this lunation signals the need to invest in developing different kinds of skills. Consistency is usually rewarding, but being innovative will lead to even more profitable ways to work now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Are you ready for a fresh start? This exciting New Moon in your sign can light the fuse of change that you’ve been waiting for. Your innovative ruling planet Uranus makes a harmonious angle to this Sun-Moon conjunction in your sign, firing you up with originality. Trying a different look or coming up with a radically new approach to connecting with people are excellent ways to utilize this energy.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This ingenious Aquarius New Moon occurs in your 12th House of Spirituality to spur awareness of your connections with nature and divinity. Taking more time to be alone provides the peace and quiet needed to tap into the higher knowledge coming to you now. Don’t worry if it’s harder to get others’ attention, because the greatest rewards are more likely to come when you are less concerned with how others see you.

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, January 27th

One of today’s best alignments clocks in early when Juno in Pisces trines Jupiter in Cancer (1:48AM). Take advantage of a lull in the battle between the sexes and since partners are on their best behavior. Showering a dear one with affection is a winner.  Nevertheless, the investment scene is somewhat murky at best due to a frictional, 45-degree link from Pallas to Vesta (9:54AM). Plus, the monthly Moon-Pluto union (4:36PM) should be watched in order that you tune into spiritual willpower and mental concentration without egocentrically hurting a loved one’s feelings.  Another challenging time-period arises later on when the monthly Moon-Venus conjunction (6:58PM) fosters a sense of love, joy and friendship, but only five minutes later, Mercury moving 45-degrees to Pluto (7:07PM) can act like a temporary, mind-numbing wrecking ball. Stay alert to the persevering presence of earthy Capricorn Moon all day. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 27th

We are inspired to put our best foot forward today and live our lives to the fullest potential. Normally, we become more upbeat when the Moon visits adventurous Sagittarius. We might even try to sidestep uncomfortable details in favor of considering the overall picture. Fortunately, the Moon’s cooperative sextiles to superhero Mars and messenger Mercury help us to follow through on the conversations we start, even if we run into disagreements.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

On the surface it seems as if everything is coming up roses today, but there is more going on than is apparent. It’s great that you have so much happening within the realms of your imagination now. Your dreams are motivational, as long as you continue to clearly distinguish between reality and fantasy. Others see you as competent and they believe your actions are straightforward, but you may be more uncertain than anyone realizes. Acknowledge your true feelings, but don’t let them impede your progress.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although there may be a lot to finish at work today, you are determined to deliver on your promises. Push as hard as you can early in the day, since you might grow weary earlier than you expect. Fortunately, you’re capable of handling everything that’s thrown at you now, even if you inadvertently get involved in more than you should. But remember to take some time off once you complete your tasks; being extra nice to yourself this evening is a just reward for a job well done.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

An angel may fly to your rescue today, whether you need the assistance or not. But in any case, accepting help is wise because it can deepen the bond of friendship. Don’t worry if another person’s involvement slightly reduces your efficiency. Ultimately, it’s not about increasing your production now; it’s about improving your relationships. Learning to graciously receive is a gift in itself.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Performing your job well feels exceptionally satisfying today. You don’t even need acknowledgment from others; the fruit of your labor is reward enough for you now. Nevertheless, fulfillment may be elusive if you think that you should be pursuing a different line of work. Fortunately, opportunities are lurking right in front of your nose, and if you are clever enough you could turn one of them into a new direction in your current career.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you could sail through the day with a smile on your face, it’s more productive to channel your positive attitude into a creative endeavor. Either way, it’s an uplifting time, but you might as well have something to show off when all is said and done. However, don’t isolate yourself from everyone else; collaborating with others now can open doors to a colorful new world.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You can’t approach your work in the same manner as you did last week because something has changed and the old methods are not as effective anymore. Thankfully, you could become inspired and invent an entirely new and original way of doing your job. Don’t worry if your idea is the best one or not. For now, just trying something different may be enough to break the ice and stir the energy in a positive direction.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might experience an exciting burst of energy today, but you have to take a risk in order to make the most of it. It’s crucial to keep yourself motivated, for if you become lazy, you could miss a significant opportunity. Forget about taking the tried and true path to success now. Carpediem; if you want to accomplish anything extraordinary, you must set your comfort aside, step out of the box and do something you’ve never done before.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

This could be a much better day than you anticipate as something especially nice comes your way. Of course, any unexpected pleasant experience would be welcome, but finding a bargain, receiving a cash windfall or making a new friend positively impacts your life. However, you must be in a receptive frame of mind now or the good news might pass you by unnoticed. Adopting a grateful attitude invites more blessings into your world.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your life is overflowing with an array of wonderful possibilities now. However, your excitement won’t automatically manifest tangible results unless you set the stage for their expression by establishing goals and working hard to achieve them. Your acts of generosity will be returned, but probably not quite as you expect. Demonstrate your strength of character by being open to change.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You woke up with a happy song in your head today, but oddly enough it’s challenging to put your finger on the source of your optimism. It’s as if you know something awesome is going to happen, but you don’t know what it is or why you are so sure of it. Don’t waste a lot of time trying to deconstruct your instincts now; instead, just act as if your hunch is correct and keep singing. Your faith may be enough to alter your future in a positive manner.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your social calendar might light up today, since the Moon is now visiting your 11th House of Friends and Community. Although the Moon’s journey doesn’t actually increase your popularity, you don’t have to try so hard to be included in every fun activity. You could exude more charisma than you realize now and your assertive style might even seem aggressive unless you consciously tone down your approach. Enjoy the camaraderie but be sure to share the spotlight to keep everyone happy.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your outward behavior doesn’t tell the whole story now, since your actions seem to be all about your career. Nevertheless, the winds of fate are blowing in unusual directions and they can carry you toward an unexpected destination. Fortunately, the outcome is likely to be better than you think, so don’t bother to resist the shifting currents. Keep your spirits up even if you’re heading into unknown territory; your thoughts are creating your tomorrow before it arrives.

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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of January 27th

This is the week you’ve been waiting for! Not only will we have an electrifying New Moon in Aquarius, but Venus — the planet that rules love — will finally turn direct after having been retrograde since December 21. Are you celebrating yet? Jumping for joy? Jumping all over your lover? Well, get to it … love is waiting for you. This week’s New Moon can bring love in the most unexpected, surprising way. Even better, you get the gift of fully loving every quirky thing about yourself that makes you unique.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

A gorgeous New Moon on Thursday will light up your social networking sector, sending a beam of exhilarating love potential your way. Consider signing up on a new Internet dating website (wait until after Venus turns direct on January 31). You might also decide to ask out that friend of yours you’ve been crushing on for ages. Or, you might accept a friend’s invitation to set you up on a date with someone he or she thinks is perfect for you. Say yes, and expect the unexpected.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Congratulations! You’re on your way to feeling beautiful and seductively delicious once more, thanks to your ruler, Venus, turning direct this Friday after having been retrograde since December 21. You may have felt as though the universe pressed the “pause” button on you when it came to financial matters and matters of the heart. Hopefully you viewed this phase as an opportunity to become more realistic about what you want and deserve and how to best utilize your talents. Now, you’ll be ready to use what you learned as you move forward in your love relationship, or as you search for a soul mate.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Rejoice! Venus, the ruler of your true love sector, will turn direct on Friday after having been retrograde since December 21. You might have endured setbacks when it came to opening your heart and getting what you want in the romance department. Now, you can press forward in all intimate matters with greater ease and success. While Venus Retrograde was not an ideal time to begin a new love relationship, if you decided to give an old flame a second chance you might feel as if you’ve got something special. Nurture it, but remember: If you didn’t resolve what broke you up in the first place, it might come back to haunt you.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You started 2014 at a vital turning point when it comes to relationships. Astrologically, this is due to several factors, but most noticeably is the fact that Pluto, the planet of transformation, is in your relationship sector. Also, Venus has been traveling retrograde in the same area of your chart since December 21. A defining month was likely regarding how you will proceed with a partnership. For some, it’s time to marry. For others, it’s time to separate. Dramatic? Yes, but there is nothing shallow about a Pluto transit. Venus moves forward again starting this Saturday. You will too.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

If you’ve been caught up in a messy office romance, it appears things will start to go more smoothly for you. Either this will be due to you resolving any insecurity about dating someone you work with, or it’ll be due to you making a decision to separate love from work in some capacity. This might not be a break-up. One of you may decide to look for work somewhere else to end the distracting office gossip. Either way, a New Moon in your partnership sector on Thursday, followed by Venus turning direct on Friday, spells new beginnings in love. Awesome!

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Finally, you can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to your love life. Go ahead, let it out — you know you want to! Romance has been a sore spot since December 21, when Venus turned retrograde in your true love sector. Things between you and your sweetheart may have turned sour, and if so it’s been difficult to resolve those problems. If single, you might have found this to be a lonely time. Anyone who came into your life didn’t quite measure up to your standards. Well, now the lull is over. Expect opportunity for love if single, and anticipate sparks to fly hotter than ever if you’re attached!

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

If you’ve felt as if you’ve been sleepwalking when it comes to love potential, you’re about to bolt upright. On Thursday, a gorgeous New Moon will fall in your true love sector, opening up the potential for you to meet someone new and possibly fall in love. What makes this even more delicious is the fact that on Friday Venus will turn direct after having been retrograde since December 21. Don’t be surprised if a relative offers to introduce you to someone special, or if you meet someone unexpectedly while attending a family event. Love is in the air!

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

By this weekend you and your partner may feel as if you are finally making progress when it comes to communicating more effectively. Resolution to any disagreement and improvement in how you engage in conversations with one another are likely by Friday. If you and your mate have a serious decision to make about finances and have found it difficult to agree, you might finally reach a compromise that takes both of your needs into consideration. You’ll be relieved.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

While it’s true that you’ve been focused mainly on resolving any financial difficulties over the last several weeks, after Wednesday it’s possible that your attention will move towards a potential love interest. Do you have any siblings or cousins? Don’t be shocked if one of them offers to set you up on a date. Even if you’re not in the mood, consider accepting the invitation — you might be pleasantly surprised. You might also meet someone new if he or she moves into your neighborhood this week. This might even be love at first sight.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

This is the week you’ve been waiting for! On Friday, Venus will turn direct after having been hibernating in your sign since December 21. While Venus was moving retrograde it’s possible you encountered significant blocks or tests involving your love life — or lack thereof. You might have met someone new but vacillated about starting a relationship, either because you lacked confidence or wondered if this person was a real fit for you. Now, you can explore your options with greater confidence. Let love in.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Expect solid improvement in your love life by Thursday. Not only will a dazzling New Moon fall in your sign, but the very next day Venus will turn direct after backpedaling in the area of your chart that rules sorrow and seclusion since December 21. You’ll have an incredible opportunity for a personal fresh start in life and love! What makes it even brighter is knowing that you’re finally ready to release whatever anxiety you’ve kept to yourself about a love situation. It’s time to move on.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your romantic prospects will become potent and intense by the end of the week. Love planet Venus will turn direct in your friendship sector. If you’ve been going back and forth about whether or not to date one of your pals, it appears you’ll finally make a decision. In fact, by Friday Jupiter — the planet of expansion — will engage powerful Pluto in a way that just might bring you a romantic opportunity too compelling to ignore. Love will be all-consuming by the weekend. Wow!

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 24th

We have a solid connection between our thoughts and our behavior today. We walk our talk now that mental Mercury forms a harmonious trine with go-getter Mars. Our physical energy is connected to our brains, for better or for worse. However, mind over matter is good news only when our thinking is sound. Fortunately, the powerful Scorpio Moon forms several smooth aspects this afternoon, intensifying our passions and turning our ideas into actions.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may avoid the most direct path to your goals now because you enjoy the interesting diversions that others present along the way. Although it’s not easy to concentrate, today you could benefit from a concerted effort to stay focused. Ultimately, exercising self-discipline is more effective than following someone else’s demand that you obey the rules. Accept your responsibilities as a challenge; you can earn respect by sticking to the program and fulfilling your commitments

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

A close friend might disappoint you today and you could even feel betrayed and angry at first. Nevertheless, the Moon’s presence in your 7th House of Others urges you to reconsider your initial reaction. Let go of any outmoded emotional responses, for you have a chance to make important changes now that can ultimately increase your security rather than jeopardizing it. Reassessing what you want from a relationship is a good place to start.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Keep your chin up and work hard today, even if your chores aren’t very satisfying. The rewards will arrive later on if you take care of the toughest jobs now. But this isn’t about going against the grain or bucking the system. Even if you believe you have a smarter way to run things, you’re better off to follow a traditional path and obey those with authority until you have completed your obligations. Whistle while you work and you’ll be done before you know it.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Oddly enough, taking care of your responsibilities might lead to a romantic opportunity today, or, at least, an enjoyable encounter. You may feel overly cautious about overstepping social boundaries, nevertheless, don’t rule out the possibility of getting more personal with an acquaintance. Just remember, pushiness won’t work in your favor; a friendly gesture is enough to get your message across. Then wait to see what develops before making your next move.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are often the most sociable one in your group, but you may do well to pass on the party invitation now that the Moon is moving through your 4th House of Emotional Security. Of course you still want to enjoy yourself, but your contemplative state of mind suggests that an evening at home alone or with your family might be more in sync with your current mood. Taking some quality time for yourself today may be enough to put you back in a more outgoing attitude by tomorrow.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you might offer your best ideas to someone else today, your assistance may not be too well received. It doesn’t matter that your intentions are honorable; a simple comment can be taken as a serious criticism. Going out of your way to share positive words and gentle encouragement along with your suggestions gives you a better chance of being heard now. Your kindness will be appreciated more than you think.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The emphasis on your financial picture continues with the reflective Moon still traveling through your 2nd House of Personal Resources. If you are thinking about making a large purchase, consider the long-term value of your possible acquisition. If it isn’t a good deal, let it go or try negotiating a price that you could more readily afford. Remember, there’s a big difference between what you want and what you actually need.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s time to focus on yourself for a while by putting sensible limits on your social activities and commitments. Exercising self-restraint makes you more effective today and could even simplify your life in ways you never imagined. You may be tempted to start something new, but it’s wiser to wait a few days before forging ahead. Instead of scattering your energy now, concentrate on making practical plans to reach your personal goals.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might need to adjust your plans today due to circumstances beyond your control. And even if you don’t have to reschedule your entire day, it’s still possible to lose your cool if something throws you out of rhythm. Remaining light on your feet helps you maintain your balance now, for an unexpected turn of events could be a blessing in disguise. Luckily, you may be released from an unwanted obligation and end up having more time to yourself. Stay calm and keep your sense of humor close at hand.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

A group of your friends may want to include you in their fun plans, but you aren’t so quick to say yes today. The secretive Scorpio Moon is approaching somber Saturn in your 11th House of Community, encouraging self-restraint when it comes to socializing in a group setting. Don’t judge yourself too harshly if you’re feeling reclusive. Honor your needs by graciously declining the invitation and creating an evening just for you. Indulge yourself and be gentle with your heart.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Someone’s great idea might catch your attention today, but think carefully before committing your energy and lending a helping hand. It might sound like an exciting project at first, but it could turn into more of a burden than you want to take on. However, if you reject a colleague’s plan, spend extra time with that person explaining your decision, so he or she doesn’t feel hurt by your refusal. A bit of diplomacy can fix a problem before it even manifests.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are on quite a philosophical roll while the Moon zips through your 9th House of Big Ideas. Step back and take a long-term picture of your life so you can get a fresh view on what’s currently happening. Look for any unhealthy patterns that you missed when you were too busy to notice them. For now, the lessons you learn along the way are more important than reaching your destination.

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, January 24th

Following the increase in tensions related to last night’s Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase, the current state of affairs appears rather pleasant and upbeat. Put on your problem-solving, superhero disguise as Pallas forms a rare trine in earth signs with distant Pluto (12:02AM). A Mercury-Mars trine in air signs (6:58AM) is an additional signal from the cosmos that brain and brawn can mesh with positive results. Energize your exercise regime and get back in the swing of a favorite sport.  A Grand Triangle in water signs suggests that you explore holistic healing treatments and the teachings of great philosophers as the Moon trines Chiron (9:57AM) and Jupiter (1:24PM). This latter aspect doubles as a catalyst for the power of positive thinking — especially as the Moon sextiles Venus (4:07PM) and also parallels Venus (9:00PM). Love vibrations increase in wavelength while you add entries to your upcoming social calendar. Keep in mind that the Moon keeps moving through strong-willed, eagle-eyed Scorpio for this entire day. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Current Moon Phase for January 24th – Last Quarter

Last Quarter Moon

(waning/46% illumination)

The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.

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TREE MAGICK

TREE MAGICK

WILLOW FOR LOVE, OAK FOR STRENGTH
by Edain McCoy
(from the ’97 Llewellyn Magickal Almanac)

Many mystical and magical uses have been found for the thirteen trees which
symbolize the months of the Celtic lunar year, and it is likely, considering the
popularity of Celtic Paganism, that many more will be discovered. However you
choose to observe the lunar months, it can be helpful to first imbibe a magical
brew designed to attune your body and spirit to the occasion.

Following are the recipes for thirteen teas which will accomplish just that. The
measurements given are approximate, and for making one eight-ounce mug full you
should use no more than a single heaping teaspoon of dry herbs placed inside a
tea ball or cheesecloth strainer. All liquid measurements should be added to
taste. Allow the tea to steep at least two minutes, longer if you prefer a
stronger flavor. As always, when ingesting untried substances, be sure to test
for any allergic reactions first, and remember that no herbal preparation should
ever be taken over the long term without consulting an expert pharmacologist or
botanist.

Though very few of the recipes actually contain any part of the trees to which
they are attributed, they work quite well because their ingredients rely on
using herbs and juices which share magical affinities with the properties of the
tree. These properties are listed after the name of each tree so that, if you
choose to, you can make substitutions based upon this knowledge. Depending upon
the particular Celtic tradition you follow, the lunar year starts with either
the first new moon closest to Samhain or the one just before Yule.

BIRCH MOON
Matter of beginnings and children, purification.
3 parts ginger
1 part lemongrass
pinch of dill
splash of lemon juice

ROWAN MOON
Empowerment, clairvoyance, air magic, exorcism.
1 part valerian root
3 parts peppermint
pinch of eyebright
pinch of ginger

Editors note: Valerian is a powerful sedative that affects each person
differently. You may wish
to use a very small amount of this herb at first to determine how it affects
your body chemistry.

ASH MOON
Matters of the intellect, magic, healing.
2 parts angelica
½ part sage
½ part black cohosh
pinch of rosemary

WILLOW MOON
Matters of the Otherworld, healing, love, water magic, feminine mysteries.
2 parts willow bark
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ part dried apples or a splash of apple juice
pinch of rosemary

OAK MOON
Lust, strength, energy, endurance, fertility, fire magic, male mysteries.
1-1/2 parts white oak bark
½ part mint
½ part orange peel
pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg

HAZEL MOON
Manifestations, protection, healing, fertility.
2 parts ginseng
½ part mugwort
pinch of savory
slash of any noncitrus juice

ALDER MOON
Spirituality, wholeness of being.
1 part linden
1 part hibiscus
2 tablespoons of cream or milk
splash of cranberry juice

HAWTHORN MOON
Peace, sleep, dreams, prosperity, happiness.
1 part hawthorn
1 part catnip
½ part rue
½ part chamomile

HOLLY MOON
Matters of animals, magic, prophecy.
1 part kelp
½ part rose petals
½ part raspberry
pinch of yarrow

VINE MOON
Earth magic, sex magic, overcoming difficulties.
1 part blackberry
1 part dandelion
splash of currant wine or grape juice
pinch of hibiscus

IVY MOON
Healing, cooperation, binding.
1 part mullein
¼ part eucalyptus
½ part barberry

ELDER MOON
Exorcism, prosperity, astral travel. Finding faeries.
1 part ginko
1 part mugwort
1 part valerian (see note under Rowan Moon)
1 part spearmint
pinch of anise (may substitute extract)
pinch of allspice

REED MOON
Fertility, love, protection.
1 part red clover
1 part hyssop
1 part boneset
pinch of slippery elm

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