* monthly * horoscopes - january 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
January highlights two distinct regions of your experience that can prove complementary, even though their common ground is not immediately obvious. The first of these questions where you are heading with your life: in terms of your professional and career ambitions for many, but for others including important goals with a wider and less targeted agenda. A separate focus calls for introspection and the need to look inside yourself: at what you want and need, including whether these aspirations and objectives that you’re striving so hard towards, really have the same relevance as they used to do; or in fact even matter at all…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You have been drawn to various philosophies that claim to have plumbed the essence of things, addressing matters of ultimate concern like why we’re here, the meaning of life and how to make our brief existence more rewarding and harmonious. You have been fascinated by what you’ve learned and regard these ideas with reverence, although putting them into practice, has proven harder than you’d thought. In some cases, it has seemed the more you know the less you can be confident about, since an infinite range of possibilities makes choosing tough. A yawning gap between theory and practice, remains to be bridged.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Three planets, plus the Moon twice and Chiron throughout, congregate in the uppermost sector of your horoscope. This puts a focus on your career and professional interests, with where you are heading and what you’re hoping for also highlighted, whether or not this falls under a vocational umbrella. The picture is a complex one, made the more convoluted by the influence others exert over your choices and financial interests. You appreciate their point of view: yet whether this is a government agency, financial institution or a controlling partner, it could take a while breaking free of their influence, or getting them to see sense.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
It seems to you, the few people you’d call really close, have had such a gigantic influence on your life for so many years. Yet their role and influence may have changed substantially on this timescale, so where previously they occupied a pivotal position, nowadays what you shared is more of a memory; unwelcome and potentially unpleasant although this concept seems. But then again, isn’t it true that you have been so focussed on your own journey, you have on occasions shown scant regard for the welfare and concerns of anybody else? Yet you can still build bridges especially within your family. Whether you do so, is your call.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You are not indestructible. Obviously that’s disappointing, what with you being superhuman and whatnot. But people are fragile and life is frightening short in terms of a Galapagos tortoise, a giant sequoia, or the half-life of Uranium-235. Those who ignore their physical well-being, in the interests of what are known as more important activities, travel slowly but steadily towards a fall. The usual advice of eating sensibly and in moderation, being careful around any medication, taking sufficient exercise and getting enough rest still apply. But really, you need to look at what makes you push yourself, as the origins lie in your childhood…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
You can only brush issues under the carpet for so long. Actually, you can shove them there indefinitely, until you need a rope and crampons to climb into your room. Yet this won’t promote your happiness or any kind of resolution. Your relationships assume the spotlight; especially where new developments are in the stars or when the children for whom you feel responsible form part of the picture. While people are pushing buttons that you don’t entirely understand, you need to detach from their influence and its results. Heading instinctively back to the past and the fears that plague almost everyone, isn’t the way to proceed.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
At least until your health gives out, nothing can prevent you from plodding away; doing what you’ve always done, no matter how inappropriate this proves in retrospect. Sudden sickness isn’t certain to occur during January, though you can always push the envelope and encourage these circumstances if you’re really insistent. Ignore the need for sleep, exercise, adequate nutrition or personal hygiene and you’ll no doubt be just fine for potentially, so much as a number of years. Sooner or later though this will catch up with you, not necessarily because of any karmic retribution, but because of your weakness and infirmity…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
January proves depressing for a number of people. Those in the Southern Hemisphere enjoy longer days and more daylight, but this can make you feel worse rather than lots better. Everybody is out and about: having fun, interacting and socialising, concentrating your mind on a lasting dissatisfaction with your own personal situation. So what can you do to improve this? Firstly, communicating your displeasure to those around you, is a sensible idea. Secondly, eschewing your responsibilities and just trying to have fun, ought to be another. The habits of a lifetime aren’t entirely immutable, because they are persistent and familiar.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
You have learned plenty over the past couple of years. After all, Saturn has a reputation as a great teacher. If only it could be a little less of a disciplinarian, while it is getting this knowledge across. But then, what did you expect from a planet connected with tradition, apart from the tried and tested methods of a century or two ago, that give you little option other than to knuckle down and accept this tutelage? Although none of these issues have been entirely plain sailing, there are three things to be glad of as the year begins. Your friends first and foremost, secondly your family and whatever money you still have left.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Is there something you ought to be getting off your chest? Where do you need to clear the air: perhaps to clarify an unspoken situation or to draw a line in the sand, on a series of events that went way further than you intended. The fallout has settled close to home: in your immediate family, among your siblings or in your neighbourhood. Your status and career concerns are riding high, with a number of goals already realised and others within your grasp. But on a more personal level, your image has been irretrievably tarnished, by the unfeeling and vengeful way you have treated anybody who dared to lock horns with you.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Venus soon leaves your sign, but this sees it entering your financial sector, an area of your horoscope where the planet of love feels prosperous and at home. This is welcome news since as shortly before the December solstice, Mars has been turning the screws: increasing your outgoings and bringing in the bills, at an accelerated pace that whatever money you are doing your best to earn, has been hard-pressed to match. Your financial situation has presented a murky picture for years, with how things appear almost certainly not how they are. Still, providence somehow watches out for you, often on a wing and a prayer…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Your sign is at the centre of attention. Sounds great, but you’re a retiring individual and this may not prove ideal for you. Imagine if you were a real fish and always on view. Especially if you had grown quite large and the pond you inhabited was small, predators know almost all fish are edible and you don’t look a poisonous variety. In fact, the public nature of your position and how much you are eager for this to continue, is probably one of the questions you are asking yourself right now. In the meantime, there is an element of stress to your situation: best resolved though creative activities, swimming, dancing or drama…
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