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* monthly * horoscopes - january 2018
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Shortly after January begins, Uranus concludes a retrograde cycle it started five months ago. This is only apparent from our perspective of course, because the planets never really engage reverse; it’s just to terrestrial stargazers things often look that way. In the case of the outer planets this occurs annually, either side of their opposition to the Sun. You are pretty much unrecognisable, compared to the person you were back in 2010, when Uranus first arrived in your sign. Many of these changes have been wholly unexpected and in fact, have often been the last thing you’d anticipated. Now, there is a little further to go.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The change in direction of the planet Uranus, is a subtle development the ramifications of which only become apparent later. Meanwhile, an overwhelming focus on the sign of Capricorn, sees you with bigger fish to fry, assuming you don’t exclude these from your diet. You are concerned with fundamental issues, plus you are keen to escape certain limited ways of looking at the world. A change of scenery might offer a sense of perspective; while some refreshing company would prove equally productive. You are drawn to those who have something to teach you; either directly as a guru or mentor, or just down to who they are.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
January sets the pace, but fortunately you’re equal to the challenge. Mars and Jupiter conjoin in a region of your horoscope fostering health and well-being, in addition to your routine responsibilities; so you’re strength and stamina are bolstered. Actually, you may find yourself taking on even more, as despite your professed intentions you’re keen to lend a hand. In turn, you shouldn’t be scared to seek support, whether this means financially or from an emotional point of view. Matters are especially fortuitous for new deals and contracts around the middle of the month; just remember others then will have a say in your affairs…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Some of the most important developments during January emphasise your ruler the Moon. You know the cycles of our satellite always powerfully affect you, but this month proves exceptional. February has no full moon, but January has two and March the same. This isn’t actually so rare as you’d imagine, happening every 235 lunar months, or nineteen calendar years. Still, it is unusual enough to be what some consider, to come under the heading of a blue moon. Plus, January 2 is the second and largest supermoon, out of a series of three lunations in a row. Odd or not, you’ll find personal issues are echoed by your relationships.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The last solar eclipse fell in your sign and was witnessed widely across the United States. Next up, North America anticipates a lunar eclipse at the end of January, that should be visible over roughly the same region, weather permitting of course. Australasia, the Pacific and the Far East ought to get a good view too, although at opposite ends of the day due to differing time zones. Predominantly, this suggests that maybe, you have been looking at your affairs through the wrong end of your telescope. Any stresses in your one-on-one relationships of every sort, still have a resolution that remains firmly within your grasp…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
January turns out to be a lot of fun. You are entitled to take the pedal from the metal as the new year begins, knowing there will be time for you to catch up later and that your chores will seem less arduous, if you relax and recuperate in the meantime. All matters connected with children are highlighted: so parents find their offspring are less of a challenge and even potentially a pleasure on occasion. This is a great time to plan out your family; while those expecting soon or who would like to be, see their ambitions furthered in the happiest way. If you are still looking for your perfect partner, significant developments lie up ahead.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The beginning of a new year is ripe for taking stock; looking back over the previous twelve months and reflecting where perhaps, your priorities have become more than slightly out of kilter. Money is a factor of course, as it buys the security you crave; helping you to feel more in control of your situation and less vulnerable to the vagaries of fate. Similarly, it is essential to feel useful, or at least to believe you have some purpose and reason to get up every day. Nevertheless fundamentally, your emotional needs are the cornerstone of your welfare. If you don’t address or take these into account, nothing else will ever satisfy.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
You are beginning to feel life has turned a corner. You have nervously let down your guard expecting the worst on several occasions previously, but the sky has not fallen yet. Actually, the outcomes have been so encouraging, success has bred a greater confidence and inspired you to push the envelope a little further on each new attempt. As yet, you remain largely unscathed and there exists no reason in the cosmos that your luck cannot continue. As Mars conjoins Jupiter in your sign on January 7 for the first time in thirty-six years, a theme of fortunate activity prevails throughout this month, especially during the first three weeks.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
A mind-bending six planets gather in the constellation of Capricorn around the new moon on January 17. While not an unprecedented quantity this is a substantial number, when a total of ten bodies are usually assessed for interpretation purposes. This suggests a bruising encounter with the material realities of your situation, when you’re inclined to perceive any limitations on your spending power, as unpleasant at best. Nobody can say you were not warned about these issues, a decade back. Now where you’ve limped along, ignored the obvious and pretended these problems don’t exist, your day of reckoning is more immediate…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Five planets in your sign for three weeks of January; becoming six at the new moon and three until its final day, throw the spotlight on your methods of dealing with the world. Your character is understood and in the right circumstances, proves both admirable and valuable. Few would demean your practicality, prudence, common sense and caution for example. Yet should this extend to a regard for wealth above everything, or expunging from your circle those who no longer suit your purposes, you will understand when a certain number don’t entirely agree. This month is your opportunity, to see another point of view…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Once the New Year celebrations have died down, your month continues on a quieter note. This is not so unusual in the weeks before your birthday as in effect, an annual cycle draws to a close. Think about the coldest months of winter that immediately precede the spring. A year of growth has reached its prime and come to fruition. While on the face of it, this verdant abundance has given way to a starker outline of all that existed beforehand with plenty of empty space, this is actually the proper state of affairs. It ensures a similar process can continue all over again. You will notice the first indications of this, later during January.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Traditions alter slowly and old habits die hard. The study of astrology is worse than many disciplines in this respect, as the cosmos works on such a protracted timescale. For example, Neptune is widely regarded as a newcomer despite an initial sighting in 1846, which wasn’t exactly yesterday. Prior to this, Jupiter was considered to be your planet, but Neptune’s classical links with the ocean, allowed it to take almost immediate precedence. Its passage through your sign is a once in a lifetime visit. It helps you to make life more of what you’d want it to be, by showing where your present situation falls rather short of the mark…
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