* weekly * horoscopes - january 17 / january 23, 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The emphasis shifts from your alternatives at a tangible and professional level, to encompass whatever outcomes you were hoping to achieve on a more personal basis. Only this change of focus is a gradual development leaving much still to consider, in terms of where your worldly ambitions are leading you and in the light of recent changes, or all that has occurred. Broadly, you have two major options. You can capitalise on what has taken place and build on your current circumstances. Alternatively, you might push for further alterations, potentially of a drastic nature. One thing is for sure: how things were won’t feature.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You take relationships seriously. Scorpio rules your partnership zone, giving you an intense and slow-burn instinct when it comes to affairs of the heart. Although you are affectionate and rather touchy-feely, you are cautious about revealing the depth of your emotions and to give of yourself. Once committed, you’ll stick with complex circumstances that would have a lightweight running in the opposite direction. Loyalty then, is important to you. You don’t want anybody toying with your emotions and try to act the same. You could find your expectations embodied in one special person, but always by all your friends looks unlikely.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Thursday sees the Sun enter Aquarius, although the precise timing varies around the world. Traditionally, this is a weak position for our local star, since the Sun symbolises the ego and the Water Bearer links with groups; being more concerned for the welfare of the collective, rather than any one figurehead. Only this fits better with your own philosophy, than the dour sign of Capricorn that saw the year turning with its emphasis on money, property and issues not wholly under your control. Ideally, you would benefit from a change of scenery to forget it. Yet you may need to distract yourself, with a few fascinating ideas instead…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Your problem now is called a freedom versus closeness dilemma. Despite its unfamiliarity, this is not unique to your sign, since some people live with similar on a regular basis. However, for you, the cosmic circumstances that set this train of events into motion have featured far more prominently since the turn of the decade. Despite your reputation as a family-minded individual, there is part of your character that proves ruthless around your priorities and that has grown more obvious in recent years. You’ll appreciate where this reminds them of incidents in their own background, others may not be able to dismiss the past.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The Sun moves into your opposite sign. Finally, you are able to appreciate and recognise, the impact you have had on those around you and the ways, that while you were preoccupied elsewhere or were not feeling at your best, your strength of personality was still sufficient to satisfy a major proportion of the Solar System, regardless of any shortfall you felt. It is true that in many quarters, you can fool some people sometimes, but not everybody the entire time. Abraham Lincoln and Bob Marley share the credit for this advice and are immortalised by their wisdom. It remains an ageless source of guidance nowadays.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Among members of the zodiac, you are famously conscious of your health. You are more likely to have constructive dietary habits than the norm, although it is part of the cosmic conundrum that some born under your sign show an even greater disregard for such matters than the rest of the population. Now the bulk of the universe highlights other people’s needs. As a terse alignment between Mars and Saturn reaches exactitude on Thursday, you will find any issues you are facing within your relationships and family, prove especially frustrating. It takes a toll in other ways and makes it vital you look after yourself.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
As the Sun returns to Aquarius, your mood starts to improve. The past few weeks have been an uphill struggle; or maybe your customary joie de vivre was facing greater obstacles. However, you have made every effort not to spoil the party and have endeavoured where you can, to keep any gloomier impulses to yourself. It is possible you have been under the weather: most probably because of prior overexertion, working excessively or not being so careful as you might. This has been an introspective period; where you have taken such pains to seek realism, you have talked yourself into looking at the dark side after all.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Your private life continues at the centre of your attention. The Sun enters the bottommost sector of your personal horoscope, from where it highlights your roots, origins and domestic situation, along with your emotional needs and expectations. If you have children or want them, this is an excellent time for getting along with your offspring or furthering a planned pregnancy. However, warning bells ring loudly for those who are tempted by the idea of a baby one day, when this is not really a feasible proposition. Parenthood is rarely so perfect as you’d like it to be. In addition, though you love them, kids are plenty of hard labour.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The focus on your financial affairs eases temporarily, giving you the chance to pinpoint a more sustainable solution. It is unlikely you’ll find the answer overnight, but that is not a reason to put off what you could tackle today. Where a complete rethink of your place in the material universe is concerned, maybe the moral of this story is that you have not gone far enough. Remember, this does not need to be a solitary journey. Spreading the word about your intentions can make your passage easier in the longer term. Networking and advertising prove helpful, especially where you have the scope to take decisions yourself.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The Sun’s departure from your region of the sky helps to put a little distance between you and events. Still, objectivity is hard to establish or maintain, while Pluto is around. That means for a matter of years: yet there is a sort of icy logic associated with this planetary subsystem, you can cultivate if you try hard enough. Jealousy, anger, rage and envy are not very attractive, as you immerse yourself in control issues or lust after dominance and power. No matter how hard you try to conceal it, your motivation is obvious. Pluto can show you how to rise above complex emotions, where these serve no useful purpose, anyhow…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The Sun enters your sector of the firmament, which means some progress is feasible. Much continues behind the scenes, both of a constructive and less favourable nature. Luckily, the latter precipitates the former, so where elements of the establishment use coercion to make you fit in and conform, your individualistic and unpredictable reaction to such behaviour, furthers your cause better than those who would bring you down. After all, where you’ve paid for your mistakes there is only so much to throw at you. Once the opposition has so far exceeded the limit of its capabilities, what else is there to worry over?
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Although you are enjoying an upbeat trend, you should still expect the odd glitch. This week is one of those moments: yet despite how demoralising such eventualities seem, this is just a temporary diversion, so don’t let it get you down. Mars and Saturn, strange bedfellows at best form a challenging contact that peaks on Thursday, but persists throughout the week. Authority figures could be making things difficult and heaping more responsibility on your plate. Most likely, you will just find it harder to get things done. Allow more time, pace yourself, consider your prior achievements and remember it’s just a passing phase.
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