Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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As Mars glides over those final degrees of Pisces, entering Aries in just another week and a half many will feel the need to prepare in some way. The sense that we need to take a more active role in how we steer ourselves into a future free from current constraints has no doubt been a topic of idle wanderings. It is fair to say we are almost always looking for a way up or out. However, the cosmos has been quite specifically broadcasting that message via a fine, ethereal mist so to speak. Whether or not you’ve picked up on these rather wonky vibes it is safe to say that things have become confusing, an unsteadiness on some level. It would depend on how much you allow this state of limbo to affect you of course. The temptation then to plug away with the idea that this is ‘business as usual’ is a strategy quite a few would follow yet isn’t likely to be the most effective.
That brings me to the placements of Mars and Saturn that suggest we are likely to behave in a manner that coincides with an assumption of what we think others want to hear (or what we what to believe). In another way, the temptation to put on a face hoping to convince others (or ourselves) that hypocrisy is someone else’s problem creates an interesting set-up. We may unwittingly create a scenario that will eventually back us into a corner, at risk of being called-out and suffering embarrassment when the real-deal reveals itself. On the other hand, we may double down and end up struggling to keep up with passions that we all of a sudden realize didn’t run as deep as we thought. It is never easy to feign real passion and considering it is inextricably tied to energy levels well… I am sure you get the picture.
Towards the end of the week Pluto and Neptune are both favorably angled to Venus and Mercury, respectively. There is a good chance we can avoid fooling ourselves and get on with the real stuff in earnest effort to begin making a difference in our lives … that is if you’re tuning in and not away from that little voice. As a side note, that little voice doesn’t always jive with logic. It does not merely draw on material reality and the systems of living we abide by in order to make sense of the world. There is a vastness within us, around us that has so much more to share—just ask that little voice.
ARIES: Inside out and outside in – both perspectives will be equally valuable in how you direct yourself this week Aries. Pluto has been working on you to make some big changes along the lines of complete transformation for years now – especially in terms of home and career. The opportunities have always been there.
TAURUS: Old friends, past loves, secret wishes resurface (if only in your mind’s eye) as you let go of what you thought you understood. It should be fairly easy (maybe a touch uncomfortable) to shed that skin as refined truths, wisdoms quickly replace those same old repetitious queries. Of course, the merry go round may still keep going you might just want to switch seats.
GEMINI: There is a good chance a dream job (more money, or a better position) is on offer. To be clear, there is a lot of potential for what you are presented. It will take some effort (and guts perhaps) to dig a little deeper into what this is all about. In another vein, this could be something that triggers a ball rolling in another direction or sees you contemplating more than a few different paths. If you are thinking about going back to school it’s worth looking into.
CANCER: What’s love got to do with it? Everything really. And so you might want to take the opportunity of the skies as they are and contemplate what exactly love means to you. While you may be tempted to settle on a quick and easy definition it’s the act of contemplating the word that moves you towards or away from a particular commitment (intimate or otherwise).
LEO: There are a few things going on this week – all hinged on your financial situation. Either you’re feeling a touch stuck not making enough considering your current position or can earn more at something your not really into. In both cases, by the end of the week you’ll have good reason to believe that gains come with losses and losses with gain. Green grass doesn’t discriminate on which side it wants to grow.
VIRGO: The image of the ‘future you’ is gaining ground. And if there is one thing you know for sure it’s that steadfast commitment is mandatory. That’s not to say that is the only factor involved. As a marked Piscean influence has been in play commitments of any kind, the support, or lack of a close ‘other’ and a deeper desire to plainly express yourself have tangled together causing tension and/or confusion. Try not to worry about the knots Virgo and keep the picture of that ‘future you’ handy. It’ll help move you through these last few weeks after which you’ll be better able to ‘cut through’.
LIBRA: You may have papers to sign or find clarity in your communication style is of greater importance this week Libra. As the Sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th you could get ahead of yourself that can both help and hinder your efforts to share useful information. If you do find yourself consumed with thoughts of what’s next chances are those are the moments where disconnects will happen. The solution? Stay present, make lists or write in a journal to pour out your thoughts and ideas. Not everyone will be able to keep up with your thought process so staying on the same page every step of the way will make a difference.
SCORPIO: The clearest of intentions can see you through any rough spots this week Scorpio. That is, it will be important to know exactly where you are coming from in relation to others and fully understanding what it is you want for yourself. Of course, it is always wise to have a good grasp in that respect. However, this week there are several ‘openings’ or opportunities that have the promise of delivering just what you have been hoping for. If you are signing papers or dealing with contracts of any kind make sure to speak up if something doesn’t quite jive and/or don’t be afraid to make your thoughts known.
SAGITTARIUS: You may find yourself in a sticky situation on the 19th. Either you are exuding a matter of fact attitude about an issue when in truth you are feeling less than sure or you are banking on supports that you aren’t sure will come through when the time comes. In any case, abiding to the ‘laws’ of your deepest values will carry you through unscathed.Anything that happens on the outskirts really can’t touch a strong central ground.
CAPRICORN: There a sense that you aren’t quite sure where you are going with this – maybe feeling a bit lost or have found a muse that whisks you away more often than usual? Whatever the case, pressing for more structure or trying to gain too much control (demanding more discipline from yourself or others) would be counterproductive to an obliviously blooming imagination. If you don’t consider yourself ‘a creative’ chances are your sensitivities are increased particularly to your current environment or concerning a work project. In short, this is a fertile period for you Capricorn and it would be a shame if you tried to stuff your inspirations in too small a box. Go easy on yourself.
AQUARIUS: The Sun moves into your sign on the 19th allowing for a little more fresh air to enter your life. As is the case every year just before your birthday the faster moving planets gather in your solar twelfth house of ‘undoing’. During this time you may find yourself feeling less than energetic or immersed in tying of loose ends. No doubt you’ve gone through some kind of completion process over the last month and are ready to ‘greet the day’ again. That said, hopefully you are feeling a touch more at ease and content to carry on with a more simplified routine. This is especially true in relation to finances. If you don’t love what you do chances are you will be considering alternatives.
PISCES: If you are not confident about what you are aiming for or hope to achieve the powers that be won’t exactly be all ears to your proposals. This is likely to play out on the career front. However, the same sentiment holds true in other areas of your life. In short, it will be important to have clear intentions before pushing ahead. Keep in mind it would be wise to resist assuming you know the intentions of another or group. Closer to the end of the week your intuitive vibes are sharp leading to an investigation of sorts – see where it takes you before casting judgment. The information you uncover could be more beneficial than you think, considering where you stand in relation to a much bigger ‘machine’ at work.