Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 14th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 14th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

You have a good head for practical and work matters today, dear Aries. You are examining past patterns in new ways particularly with issues surrounding your reputation, work, health, parents, and career. There can be interesting insights or new understandings of a past problem. Thoughts of past relationships, connections, and even projects can be intense now, and people or information can surface that jumpstart all of this thinking. The important thing is that you are looking at these things with new eyes, and conclusions you draw now can be significant. Problem solving skills improve. Make a special effort to be cooperative and cheerful with others, as these are easier to access and are sure to be returned. Giving others a pat on the back can help everything roll along smoothly.

Taurus


Taurus

This is another day for enjoying good humor and easier self-expression, dear Taurus. If you throw yourself into something that truly pleases you, you will feel stronger and happier for it. Particularly with matters related to education, travel, or publishing, you have the chance to see things in new ways. You can find it especially easy to relax and find ways to enjoy yourself now. The things you read and hear about today can be helpful for future projects. This can be a time of drawing upon past experience and creating something new from it. Wonderful energy is with you for sharing your happiness with others, for resolving conflicts, and for solving problems. A partner or love interest could be amorous. Communication defines your friendships right now, so make sure that you’re keeping in touch.

Gemini


Gemini

Self-improvement endeavors are highly favored today, dear Gemini, as your ruler, Mercury, harmonizes with forward-looking Jupiter. You’re also very likely to come to an agreement with someone and to enjoy some boosted popularity.  Relating cooperatively with an important “other” in your life figures strongly now. You’re seeing others and various projects in your life as a whole rather than all the parts, which can be a little flawed! It’s another good day for discussing private or personal matters. It’s also strong for looking back at an old problem in a new way. Important connections can be made now. Make time to chat with a colleague or special friend, as you might learn something to your benefit.

Cancer


Cancer

This is a day for improved spirits and positive attitudes, dear Cancer. We are not caught up in petty matters now, and more interested in cooperating and sharing common goals. It’s a good time to express your affections, feelings, and ideas, and for looking at a relationship in a new way. Illumination or insight may come. Even if you don’t have all the answers yet, it’s nevertheless a powerful time for seeing problems and people in a new light. Counseling, negotiating, and revisiting an old friendship can be in focus.

Leo


Leo

This is another positive day in which you’re ready to make changes and to consider new approaches or perspectives, dear Leo. It can be an important day for looking at a health or work issue in a new light. An important idea on these fronts may be developing now. You may be in helping or serving mode, and fully enjoying it. It’s also a strong day for analyzing and negotiating money matters. It’s better to think about what you can do to improve and tweak current projects and ideas than for starting all-new ones, but your thinking in this regard is sharp.

Virgo

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Virgo

Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow quite spontaneously now, dear Virgo, and you can find it’s an excellent time for expressing yourself through creative mediums. Your thoughts may turn to travel or higher learning today, as you crave a little more from life than you typically do. This does not mean you are feeling discontented, because you are actually quite centered and peaceful today. It simply means you are recognizing a need for more creative and expressive outlets. Thinking in bigger terms than the usual is beneficial now. You have winning ways when it comes to matters of the heart. You easily put others at ease, and you might meet someone quite charming.

Libra

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Libra

This is a good day for seeing things in a new, positive light, dear Libra. While there is strong energy for home and family matters today, socializing and connecting can lead to important discoveries and easy answers. You may go out of your way to help someone out today, and it can be very gratifying. In general these days you are more willing to give of yourself and make others happy. You may be trying to make sense of family matters and past patterns, and you can arrive at important conclusions that help you to move forward. There can also be new ideas born out of old ones. Take notes! You are learning a lot today, from your own intuition and insight, and from those around you, perhaps indirectly.

Scorpio

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Scorpio

This can be a great time for sharing positive thoughts, help, and optimism, dear Scorpio. Be supportive and open for best results, and welcome the support of others. This is an excellent time for writing, particularly about your professional aims or for business, such as promotion or publicity work. You are not caught up in petty matters now, and more interested in cooperating and sharing common goals. Self-study can be beneficial now as well. You can be looking at things in a new light, particularly related to  learning, communications, siblings, and mental interests and projects. New energy can be brought to old issues.

Sagittarius

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Sagittarius

This is a strong day for problem solving, dear Sagittarius. You might gain a new understanding of an old problem, particularly related to money, finances, business, work, and personal possessions or valuables. With a new, bigger perspective, the details of any plan seem to fall into place. You have a little more faith in your natural talents and your capabilities, and this tends to boost others’ perception of your value, especially in the business world or with those in authority. Sharing ideas with co-workers might be rewarding now. You might decide to give someone the benefit of the doubt and this makes you feel good about yourself.

Capricorn

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Capricorn

This is a strong day for looking at problems in a new way, dear Capricorn. Your point of view is wide angle lens, and this helps you to see things differently, leading you to different conclusions and insights. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury aligning in your sign, it’s a time for taking stock of recent events, and for drawing upon the past for ideas and insights, which can be significant in the formation of new or improved ideas down the road. You are especially “heard” today, and generally received well, but with more impact and Mercury still retrograde, you may want to take special care when communicating. Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow quite spontaneously. Make room in your mind for positive thoughts and new ideas.

Aquarius


Aquarius

There can be important new insight into the past, as well as your innermost feelings and subconscious mind today, dear Aquarius. You have the unusual ability to look behind and ahead of you. Your ability to support or advise others can be strong now as well. Private time is helpful now, although you are likely to feel quite connected with others. Even your dreams, night and day ones, may be telling you something important. There could be a conversation about a personal matter, a secret revealed, or simply some extra thinking about the past. For some, a surprise meeting or venue, smell, or situation can bring back memories. You are coming to a new understanding of a past matter through new information, or looking at something with new eyes.

Pisces


Pisces

This can be a fine day for communicating with friends and exchanging ideas, dear Pisces, and you may be making sense out of a past experience or problem with a friend. A rewarding conversation can be part of the picture now, and the inclination is to think ahead and plan around new goals. Gaining new perspective on matters helps you to rise above the small things. You might also come to the realization that a person means more to you than you had previously thought. It’s also an important day for taking in and processing recent events, particularly related to friendships and allegiances. Ideally, a new understanding of an old problem will be reached.

 

The Witches Almanac for Monday, January 11th

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, January 11th

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.

Frost Fairs on the Thames

Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Lily

Color: White

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 8th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 8th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

These days are excellent for focus and determination in your career, dear Aries. It’s also a good period generally for making necessary changes in relationships with a parent or boss. If there is a negative attitude or bad habit that you need to kick, this may be the time to do so. Patience wins the day, although you could be feeling in no mood to conform to others’ wishes this morning. As the day moves forward, your patience increases. Decisions made today, particularly involving relationships, money, and higher education, tend to be long term and significant, and perhaps quite practical or even overly so. There may be a sobering moment now that pushes you forward. With a New Moon occurring tomorrow, however, this is not necessarily a good time to launch something important to you. Making resolutions is just fine, especially if it’s about taking a hard look at what kinds of attitudes and situations that need to go before moving on.

Taurus


Taurus

There may be some confusion about a friendship or group alliance this morning, dear Taurus, but if you’re open to learning from others and from your experiences, it’s a good time for understanding and accepting differences, and getting to a better place for it. Being realistic about your financial situation is important now. Whether it’s good or bad, knowing where you stand is empowering; avoiding the issue only serves to undermine you. Know that there are solutions to any problem you face. Consider wise counsel. A loan or mortgage could come through, but whatever does emerge now comes with increased responsibility. There are solutions to problems to be found from circumstances today, and they’re very practical ones. It’s a strong day for applying yourself to something and working solidly. The New Moon tomorrow can alter your focus or goals, but today is strong for realizing what needs to go, particularly related to excess pleasure, in order for you to move forward in a healthier manner.

Gemini


Gemini

With Venus aligning with Saturn in your opposing sign today, dear Gemini, it’s important to find way to appreciate simple, traditional patterns rather than trying to push for something new. Work on improving trouble areas instead. You might feel caged in, limited, or restricted by others right now, but it’s also a good time for being “in the know”, which is ultimately empowering. A responsibility to or with a partner can be part of the picture now. You’re more able to accept things for what they are, and you may be facing realities about relationships, or experiencing a demand from a significant other. A Sun-Chiron sextile this morning points to a chance to improve a relationship with a boss, parent, or someone in a position of authority. You may be assuming a leadership role in an important area of your life.

Cancer


Cancer

This morning, you may be getting somewhere with a partner, dear Cancer, particularly related to sharing your goals, ideas, and beliefs. You might learn something new about what someone important to you believes, and while there can be differences that are surprising, you can most certainly learn from them. On the job, show your reliable side. You could be gaining respect for the services you provide or for your responsible attitude. You may have to face a reality regarding a work or health matter, or you could be feeling overburdened or stretched to the limit. However, this is also a time for getting your expectations to a realistic place, and this allows you to better plan your next move. Circumstances occurring now are clearing the way towards more capability in work, health, chores, and routines. Love matters can also strike a serious tone today. While you could feel pressured to make a decision, with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, today is best approached as a time to put something behind you rather than the start of something brand new.

Leo


Leo

This morning can bring some important information to light, dear Leo, particularly related to work and research. You can feel better about yourself for accepting a limitation and moving on to something more deserving of your attention. Be as realistic as possible about what an important person in your life is capable of, as this can help you to trust them more. If you feel the weight of a responsibility now, consider what you are willing to work hard for, or whether the goal is worth the sacrifices. If you allow yourself to be realistic about what a person can or cannot do, feels or does not feel, then you can ultimately put more faith and trust in that person. Loyalty and reliability are qualities that are most important to express right now. A serious discussion or revelation can occur now, and although it can renew your focus, it can also bring quite a bit of dissatisfaction to light in a relationship, particularly a romantic one, or with a creative project. Even so, this is about moving forward – coming to a conclusion and going with it. The day’s energies favor deliberate moves and strategy. It’s not the time to jump into something that you haven’t given much thought to. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, and this can serve to shift your focus.

Virgo

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Virgo

The morning’s events can stimulate the need to accept a situation, or person, for its limitations, dear Virgo, and this can be empowering. In fact, the whole day has a similar theme to it, as we are better off seeing something for its realities, allowing us to adjust our plans accordingly, which leads to a stronger sense of what we can and can’t accomplish. A responsibility or commitment to family might need your attention. While you may be feeling the weight of your responsibilities strongly now, there can be progress made on the home front, and if you are working at or on the home, you are more interested in applying yourself to something that will have value over the long-term. Work done now can be especially fruitful down the road, although brand new beginnings are best saved until after the New Moon that occurs tomorrow. Today is strong for identifying priorities, particularly surrounding affairs of the heart and family matters.

Libra

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Libra

Today is strong for recognizing problem areas in your life, dear Libra, and making plans to deal with them. It’s empowering, although a little sobering at first. There may be a reality to face when it comes to a learning or communications endeavor. You might receive or give very practical advice and learn much in the process. Wisdom may be found in traditional methods, and you may be quite focused on finding solutions to long-standing problems. You might receive news of an important learning endeavor, or circumstances may be such that you need to become more organized and efficient with your work and daily life. Transportation or communications issues might change or require special attention. Limits or restrictions may be in order. This is a good time for seeing what areas of life need some slimming down in order to go forward a lighter, freer person.

Scorpio

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Scorpio

Recent efforts towards restructuring and organizing your life can show signs of paying off today, dear Scorpio. You are exceptionally security-minded at this time, affording you the opportunity to see where you can slim down and eliminate excess in your life, particularly related to finances. This is a day for embracing practical realities, although you might also be facing the cost of extravagances. With self-control and focus, you can make real improvements to your life now and going forward. It’s a good time for taking a hard look at your finances, including any larger purchase you are considering making, with realism. For some of you, a demand or responsibility can emerge in a close partnership. You also have an eye for practical details and sight for situations and objects that will last over the long term. However, with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, it’s best to focus on purging and simplifying than on new commitments. Taking control of your life requires time and energy, and you are in a better position to see what you are willing to sacrifice in order to achieve your goals.

Sagittarius

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Sagittarius

With Venus and Saturn in alignment in your own sign today, dear Sagittarius, this is a time for seeing your capabilities realistically, instead of over- or under-estimating them, and this empowers you. With patience, this can improve your chances of success in whatever you set your mind on doing. Some of the tension you have been feeling of late can dissipate as you take a clearer look at things. There could also be an important revelation about your finances, a love relationship, or friendship. Be sure that you don’t assume more responsibility than you should, and while it’s appropriate to take responsibilities on, it’s not about taking on too much. With this Saturnine influence on your sign and Jupiter, your ruler, now retrograde, try not to take yourself too seriously now. A New Moon that occurs tomorrow is likely to shift your focus to building, producing, and acquiring.

Capricorn

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Capricorn

This morning, good energy is with you for honing communications skills, dear Capricorn. Retrograde Mercury moves into your sign today as well, and this can prompt you to take a closer look at recent projects and your own personal goals in order to improve them. Later today, there may be a reality to face about a dream or fantasy you’ve been entertaining. As a result, you are in the position to know where you stand, making life a little more predictable. You do well with the grounding energy with us today. Personal responsibilities become clear. You can have a stronger understanding of where you stand and a sense of what comes next as a result. You have an eye for what really matters today, and are happier than usual to part with things that you don’t really need. This comes at a good time, as this is the day before a New Moon in your sign. It’s appropriate to focus on letting go of those things that are weighing you down so that you can better use the opportunities that a New Moon in your sign brings to start fresh and turn over a new leaf.

Aquarius


Aquarius

With Venus and Saturn aligning in your social sector today, dear Aquarius, you might enjoy coming to the aid of a friend, or following through on a promise. This sector also rules hopes, ideals, and networks. While there may be a reality to face, this is also a time for seeing things more clearly and getting a better sense of what is realizable and worthy of your time and attention. For some, social or romantic opportunities may be found through associates, group associations, friends, and networking. A question of accountability or commitment involving a friend or business goal can be in focus. Be careful that you are not allowing fears get in the way of healthy relations. The chance to improve skills or to learn a subject in a more formal way can emerge for some of you. You might also be learning important things about the past, and possibly discovering a talent or resource that you previously overlooked now.

Pisces


Pisces

This morning, pay special attention to your relationships with friends, dear Pisces, as friends have something special to reveal or show you. Today, a new responsibility can emerge, or the awareness of one! This can be a pleasant or beneficial one. A boss, parent, or teacher could be leaning on you, looking upon you favorably, or encouraging you to shine. There may be social or romantic opportunities through career and business connections for some of you now. Being conservative, realistic, discreet, and disciplined when it comes to business or public affairs is especially important today. While there may be sobering or serious circumstances today, they clear the path to move forward and to grow. Foundations laid down now can be very enduring. However, avoid beginning an entirely new project today – wait until after the New Moon tomorrow when new information and interests can come to light.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 8th

 

 

 

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 8th

by Rick Levine

 

General Horoscope

Love might seem scarce today, but we may be pleasantly surprised if we slow down and look beyond surface appearances. It’s tempting to show our displeasure by withdrawing emotionally as the austere Venus-Saturn conjunction resonates through our lives. Blending the warmth of Venus with the coldness of Saturn requires hard work. Meanwhile, the Moon’s shift into goal-oriented Capricorn at 10:06 am EST confirms that there are no shortcuts to happiness.

Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19

Giving someone the cold shoulder isn’t nice, even if you want to send a message of disapproval today. Withdrawing support isn’t helpful if your response is actually based on your current fear of the unknown. It’s more productive to engage in an honest discussion about the cause of your concerns without throwing any blame around. However, don’t expect the tension to dissipate immediately. A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.

Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20

It’s no fun feeling like you’re being left out of all the action today. It’s as if there’s an emotional chill in the atmosphere now that affectionate Venus is burdened by the weight of karmic Saturn. Although you might push back against the resistance at first, the smartest way to turn an uncomfortable situation into a sweet one is to let go of control. Relinquish some of your independence voluntarily; it’s a small price to pay in the big scheme of things and can improve your chances of feeling like you’re a part of the pack.

Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20

You may be required to make a tough choice today, especially if you’re not one to sign on to a commitment easily. You could be quite convincing now as you reveal your desire for greater intimacy in a relationship, but you might still feel the urge to run for the hills if someone gets too close to your heart. Thankfully, you’re not doomed to repeat the same old patterns just because you’re worried about getting hurt. Mustering up the courage to push past your fears is the secret to your happiness.

Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22

Gaining support from a coworker is tricky business today, but you won’t know what you might receive unless you ask for it. Even if you can’t imagine that anyone will actually go the extra mile on your behalf, taking a calculated risk could turn out in your favor. Don’t scare yourself by assuming the current situation demands an all-or-nothing approach. Instead, be cautious and systematically establish common ground as the basis of a solid working relationship. You’re not alone; let others nurture you the way you would nurture them.

Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22

It could be awkward to engage in a casual conversation today because your feelings might be exposed, and you’re worried that you won’t get what you want. Ironically, your unspoken concerns could manifest into a self-fulfilling prophesy, especially if you choose to withdraw from social interactions. Luckily, you have the resolve to overcome the negativity of your own fears. Turn things around quickly by changing your attitude and opening your heart.

Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22

It may be disheartening if you don’t receive the respect you deserve from a loved one as vulnerable Venus bumps into judgmental Saturn in your 4th House of Home and Family. You’ve done everything right, yet your ego can trick you into believing you should be more appreciated than you are today. Don’t waste your time dreaming about receiving accolades and standing ovations. The best reward is the deep satisfaction that comes from within when you know you’ve done your very best.

Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22

Too much resistance from a friend or coworker doesn’t give you an excuse to sulk and brood today. Don’t isolate yourself from your companions just because you think that everything isn’t copacetic between you. It may be tempting to hide your feelings from those closest to you, but this avoidance tactic is not a satisfying solution. Confronting the shortcomings of a relationship might put you back in touch with what you admire about each other the most.

Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21

You’re not inclined to put too much effort into sharing your feelings today. In fact, you’re quite practical when it comes to allocating your time and energy now that resourceful Venus joins forces with austere Saturn in your 2nd House of Resources. You may be very straightforward about cutting back on frivolous pleasures to assure you will have what you need on a rainy day. Naturally, exercising caution makes logical sense at first. However, there’s an unlimited supply of love in the universe, so you can always splurge when your heart is involved.

Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21

The time has come to make a crucial decision about how to spend or save your money. But this choice goes much deeper than being a simple cash flow problem because the underlying issue is more likely about your self-esteem. When you realize all the skills you have to offer, your earning power could grow beyond your current expectations. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you’re worth any less than you actually are. Real wealth is not about your income potential; it’s about appreciating what is already yours.

Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19

There’s no reason to suffer in silence today if you’re willing to face an old fear with a fierce new attitude. Your emotional isolation is probably more voluntary than you care to admit now that the sobering Venus-Saturn conjunction influences your 12th House of Invisibility. It helps to acknowledge that the current situation is not the same as what happened in your past. You can choose to respond defensively, based on an old habit, or you can live in the present. There’s no question about it, being an optimist is a much more empowering strategy than being a pessimist.

Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18

Don’t rush to the conclusion that your friends are putting you down today when your limited perceptions may be contributing to your worries. In fact, you could be so sensitive now that you imagine trouble where there isn’t any. Unfortunately, it might be too late to sidestep a dance with discomfort. Nevertheless, it’s not necessary to project your previous failures onto others; discuss your concerns without pointing fingers at anyone. A heart-to-heart discussion may be all that’s needed to put things right.

Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20

Unfortunately, there’s no room on your busy schedule to surrender to your desires now. Instead, you must maintain an emotionally cool and competent presence at work while flirty Venus hooks up with responsible Saturn in your 10th House of Career. There’s no time to waste energy complaining about what you’re missing as you strive to achieve your long-term goals. Seeking personal satisfaction can wait; practicing patience today is your best strategy for realizing your dreams tomorrow.

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 7th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 7th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

This morning’s energy is spunky and edgy, dear Aries. While changes may certainly be in order, watch that you are acting true to your own heart and not simply reacting to others. The Moon continues to stimulate your adventurous side today, but Jupiter turns retrograde today, and this points to some natural waning of misplaced enthusiasm. Until May, Jupiter is retrograde in your work and health sector and this can tame your enthusiasm just enough that you’re seeing these things more realistically. Try not to take on more projects now, and instead focus on what you’ve already begun. Edit, refine, and improve your work projects and self-care endeavors rather than taking on more. Today, good energy is building for trust in your close relationships.

Taurus


Taurus

With Jupiter turning retrograde in your solar fifth house today, dear Taurus, this is a time of realigning your thinking and your plans, particularly those along the lines of creative projects, romance, entertainment, and children. Jupiter is retrograde until May 9th. You could experience some waning enthusiasm towards a romance or creative endeavor in the next while. It’s time for some tweaking, and a different perspective on these matters, and is best viewed as a time to catch your breath. There is no need to put things on hold. Some de-emphasis of your pursuit of pleasures/entertainment can be practical now. Romantic prospects are still very good, although in the coming weeks, you might be refining your approach to getting what (and who) you want in love. This can also be a good time for reviewing your financial responsibilities. This morning, your attention can be divided, and you could find it rather difficult to concentrate. Aim to tone down rough edges.

Gemini


Gemini

Jupiter has been bringing strong and enthusiastic energy to your domestic projects and home life recently, dear Gemini, and today Jupiter turns retrograde until May 9th. This signals a time for reassessing matters – for making tweaks to your plans – particularly related to family, home, and partnership. Some waning of enthusiasm can be experienced as you adjust to this energy, but any slowdowns encountered now actually offer you the chance to look at your plans from a different perspective so that you can move forward with them with more confidence at a later date. Family life will continue to reward you for many months to come, but some de-emphasis and review is appropriate and beneficial now. This morning favors new approaches and flexibility. If you can avoid the tendency to move too fast and to live on your nerves (or only in your brain), you can come to very interesting, and possibly prophetic, insights. Keep your feet on the ground.

Cancer


Cancer

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and will continue to move in retrograde motion until May 9th. While there continues to be good energy for learning, studies, communications, and transportation in your life, some de-emphasis, review, or toning down in these areas is appropriate and beneficial now. It may be wise to slow down when it comes to taking on new interests and projects, and to focus on enjoying and developing what you already have in place. It’s not the time to abandon projects, but rather for making refinements, and this may also be true for work and health endeavors. Today, there may be cantankerous energies surrounding a partnership or parent/boss, but a sense of moving forward is with you. Avoid quick reactions.

Leo


Leo

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Leo, and will continue retrograde motion until May 9th. This yearly event points to a need to reassess some of our projects, or to work on developing existing projects rather than taking on new ones. You might experience what seem like turnarounds or waning enthusiasm in the areas of finances, creativity, or romance. However, as you adjust to the retrograde period, you’ll recognize that this is a strong period for reassessing these matters more realistically, for easing up on spending, and for more realistically considering how much time and energy you have for your projects and recreation. This is about restoring balance in your life. This morning requires patience, particularly regarding opinions, directions, and instructions. Something you hear might stimulate a new way of thinking, so don’t totally disregard communications now. Simply take some time before reacting.

Virgo

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Virgo

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Virgo, and while it continues to transit your sign and stimulate enthusiasm and optimism, some of this is now turning inward. It’s a good time to tame excess and overreaching. If you’ve been overdoing the seeking of freedom, this is the time to rethink and make adjustments that bring you a little closer to earth. This morning, you could be feeling a little on edge, particularly related to creative projects and intimate relationships, and especially if you don’t know where you stand in a situation or with someone. Try to remain flexible and avoid sticking stubbornly to old methods. The Moon continues to transit your home and family sector, all day, and the need to stick with familiar or secure and safe situations actually serves to replenish emotions and heal you in small but significant ways.

Libra

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Libra

Jupiter turns retrograde in your privacy sector today, dear Libra, and will continue to move in retrograde until May 9th. This can be a time when you have much going on behind the scenes. Your faith in your own instincts may not be as strong as it has been, or you could struggle a little with your faith in life itself to meet your needs. This is a temporary and in fact necessary process that allows you to reassess where it is you want to be, where you’re headed, and whether your connection to your spiritual side is in need of some nurturing. In fact, as you adjust to this energy, you may find that coming out of your protective shell more often can be beneficial. You may need to slow down taking on new mental interests and learning projects so that you can come to a better balance in your life. Today, there can be difficulties concentrating in the morning as you may feel pulled in a number of different directions, and it may be unclear where you’re headed. As the day advances, you might find that focusing on the moment is best and worrying too much about your next step can be a waste of energy when you are uncertain of the final destination.

Scorpio

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Scorpio

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Scorpio, and will remain in retrograde motion until May 9th. This annual period is good for review and taming of extravagances. For you, Jupiter retrograde periods always affect money matters, and this year, also influences your friends and goals. If you have too many ideas or projects on your plate, this is a good time to see which ones are most viable. Aim to pare things down. Some of you could be reassessing your involvement with a friend or group or simply toning down your social life a little. It’s a good time to look at spending and business matters in a new way. This morning, there can be some chaotic moments as things may not go exactly as planned. Know your limits and respect them.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Your ruler, Jupiter, which is currently moving through your professional zone, turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius. You may need to curb your enthusiasm a little on the professional front now – just enough to gain new perspective and to focus on projects that are doable. Even so, there can be a pleasant feeling of letting things unfold naturally, and faith that they will work out in the end. You are seeing your capabilities for what they are, rather than over or under-estimating them. You might decide to review, edit, and perfect current projects rather than taking on new ones just for the time being, as you may have been sensing recently that you’ve taken on too much. Enjoy the moment, but capture it as well so that you can carry it forward. This is not a time for actively expanding, but rather for reaping the rewards of recent successes, and focusing your energy on those projects already underway. Generally speaking as well, this is a natural time for easing up on excesses. The Moon continues to transit your sign all day, however, and some self-pampering today is quite appropriate. It’s a time of the lunar month for recognizing needs for nurture. This morning’s Sun-Uranus square can overstimulate, so watch for too-quick moves, particularly with money and love.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

With Jupiter retrograde today until May 9th, dear Capricorn, it’s a natural time for adjusting expectations to better match energy levels and time. This is a good time for turning inward and getting in touch with what truly motivates and enthuses you, particularly related to belief systems, intellectual pursuits, and long-range goals. Some of the faith you’ve been nurturing may seem to drop away, but only just enough for you to see your plans in a different, more realistic light. Jupiter will continue to excite your interest in venturing out and broadening your horizons until October. While it’s retrograde, you’re more inclined to think over and review current projects and ideas, however, than actively pursue new ones. Today, a Sun-Uranus square can overstimulate you this morning, particularly if you have been holding on to frustrations that beg release. It can be difficult to accept restrictive conditions right now.

Aquarius


Aquarius

Mental tension can continue this morning, dear Aquarius, with the Sun in hard aspect to your ruler, Uranus, in mutable houses. Avoid overthinking, but also sidestep impulsive moves. Find a balance now. This can in fact be a good time to see areas of your life that have become dysfunctional and that are best left behind you. With Jupiter turning retrograde today, you may need to redirect some of your energy away from a partnership or a focus on others if this has been excessive. In the coming months, until May 9th, there is good energy for reviewing, reassessing, and moderating debt. It’s also a time for developing current projects rather than taking on new ones. Think in terms of correcting excesses. If you’ve been overspending or over-borrowing, or otherwise too dependent on others for your happiness, then this is a time for bringing things back into balance.

Pisces


Pisces

A Sun-Uranus challenge this morning can put the pressure on, dear Pisces, but it’s better not to rush anything right now. If you haven’t been recognizing a need to make changes in your practical affairs or social life, there can be some tension experienced today, but also an important awakening to new ideas and possibilities for improving your methods, income, and relationships. Today, Jupiter begins a four-month retrograde period. This annual event tends to affect your professional goals and aspirations, and this year, also your partnerships and negotiations. This is a time for taking a more realistic look at current projects and for developing these rather than taking on more. A partnership or friendship may need a little breathing room and the chance to unfold naturally. Jupiter retrograde and direct periods honor the natural ebb and flow of things – there are times to push forward and times to slow down and review.

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, January 6

Wiccan
The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, January 6

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

Epiphany Moon

Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Moon enters Sagittarius 1: 56 am
Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

Incense: Lilac

Color: Yellow

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Monday, January 4th

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Monday, January 4th

 

SCORPIO STRONG
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
SAGITTARIUS STRONG
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
CAPRICORN STRONG
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.

BALANCE OF ELEMENTS

AIR WEAK
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.

BALANCE OF MODES

The modes are balanced in this chart.

Astrology of Today – January 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 4, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Wednesday, January 6th, at 1:55 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
  • A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 2nd and a New Moon will occur on the 9th.
  • Mercury is in its shadow phase and will be stationary retrograde tomorrow (Mercury will be retrograde from January 5-25).
  • Mars spends its first full day in Scorpio (Mars transits Scorpio from January 3-March 5).