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* weekly * horoscopes - january 24 / january 30, 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Mars enters your sign on Saturday, commencing a stay lasting a little under six weeks. Many await the arrival of the red planet with trepidation, but since this is the traditional ruler of your sign, you are looking forward to its visit with delight. You can’t wait for the extra energy this guarantees, while more courage and an added helping of initiative sounds right up your street. Remember though, Mars is a double-edged sword. You are feeling especially vigorous because you’ll need to, as the pace of life increases markedly. You feel braver but have cause to be, when the avoidance of direct confrontation looks a better strategy…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The arrival of Mars in the sign of the Ram, signals a phase of preparation. The annual new moon at the apex of your horoscope suggests it is time for a fresh start, especially where your career concerns and professional interests are highlighted. You aren’t afraid of hard work, although you’d prefer not to toil around the clock; you value your rest and repose too much and believe there should be time for the fruits of your labours. Where relationships have been less than rewarding, it is tempting to throw yourself into other interests. While friendship fills the void to some extent, there is no substitute for lasting intimacies…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Your goals and ambitions are the primary focus heading forwards. For many born under your sign there is an emphasis on your professional affairs and employment interests, while for others it is more about carving out a niche for yourself that others can acknowledge, appreciate and respect. Maybe the biggest motivating factor though, is feeling able to regard your own place in the world as well-deserved and worthy. Though you might be dissatisfied with where you find yourself in the light of the high hopes you once had, by helping others and letting your creative juices flow, you see there is much still to appreciate.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Silence is golden, only not when you’re dying to hear from somebody. Self-control is a positive trait, bar when it becomes unavoidable. Then it morphs into repression and inhibition, thinly disguised as something else. Beating yourself up, or cutting off your nose to spite your face, damages more than a solitary individual, especially when the one that comes off worst is you. The price you pay for independence is loneliness, while the cost of closeness is so frequently more compromise than you expected. Where you stand regarding your expectations of others, is a factor mitigated by concentrating on your own concerns…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The new moon in Aquarius, highlights partnership concerns. You have always been drawn to individualistic folk, as they match your desire to stand out from the crowd. However, what you really want from a partnership is worship and adoration, whereas those who fall under the previous umbrella prove too independent. Loyalty they possess in abundance, along with tolerance and fairness, within limits similar to your own. Nobody is perfect and that means you too. There comes a time when in the interests of your sanity, it is better to detach from circumstances and to consider, what in a perfect world you’d like instead.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Relationships are complex. On the one hand you can understand exactly how those closest to you feel, while on the other you have an inkling that what others demand is wholly unreasonable. You are thrown back onto your own devices, as you are challenged to consider the habits of a lifetime. Interpersonal dynamics improve as you gain more insight into your condition, rethinking patterns of behaviour that have undermined your conscious intentions, for the majority of your adult life. This may mean taking a step back from certain people, paying more attention to your welfare rather than just the happiness of others…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
There are two sides to Mars in your opposite sign. Firstly, for someone who is always proactive when it comes to getting along, you find yourself in the company of dynamic and energetic people, who you can’t help but admire for their verve. Regardless of your own gender, you might discover yourself surrounded by men, or those who manifest traditionally masculine attributes, such as courage and leadership skills. You may need to work closely with such people and here the other side of Mars can show itself. Where you feel dominated and overawed by the power of another’s personality, your first thought is to withdraw…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Before Pluto was discovered, Mars was considered to rule your sign. You’ll notice a number of the gemstones and plants linked with the Scorpion are connected with Aries too, as a reminder of these circumstances. Some astrologers claim Pluto’s discovery is “too recent” for them to move on, or that the astrologers of yore didn’t use Pluto, so why should they? Back then there were no computers either, but that won’t stop them surfing the Web. Hypocrisy apart, with Mars joining Uranus in your health sector, you need to look after yourself. It is tempting to take on far too much and to wear yourself out in the process…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Family and domestic matters dominate the agenda. If you don’t have children you care for, want in the near future or are involved with on a regular basis, you’ll have the most relaxing time. You can concentrate on creative concerns, like tidying your garden and brightening up your home. In a way you are laying the foundations of your future; so just as Saturn has taken plenty away from you, it encourages you to build a firmer base heading forwards. An emphasis on young people is similar, for those nurturing future generations. Your ideas could be challenged by this process, but you’d agree, everything evolves…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
In terms of your standing within certain circles, your prestige has rarely been so high. Your attainments are obvious and your achievements so remarkable, there is little else you need to do bar maintain the same steady course. Those who measure success in terms of property and possessions are impressed; it is easy to excite anyone who shares the same priorities. Closer to home though the discrepancies start to show. You have a convincing story, so why would folk doubt you? Yet when people live in close proximity and their eyes are telling them a different tale, they may wonder why the details do not entirely correlate.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Financial pressures diminish, once Mars departs from your money zone on January 28. The same sort of muddle and confusion continues though, you just have a little more faith in a positive outcome than you did before, when money was going out at an alarming rate. Try to remind yourself that now the Sun is in your sign, it is like your cosmic birthday for a whole month, in line with the calendar day you celebrate. Thus you can expect your health to improve, while you won’t feel such an oddball as you’d started to fear. After all, there was a time you knew for absolutely certain, people maintained a soft spot for eccentricity…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Mars leaves your sign on Saturday and you won’t be sorry to see it go. You’ve had an exhausting few weeks since its arrival on December 19 and although at only forty days you have escaped comparatively lightly, the holiday season was ironically named and is a distant memory now. The red planet’s departure means you will be feeling less fraught and anxious, with the chance to catch up on your sleep and also, on outstanding tasks. Venus and Neptune stay throughout this week, meeting with the Moon towards the end of this period. It’s a dreamy combination, especially for your relationships. Heed any intuitive promptings…
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