Jan 30, 2011

Horoscope for January 31 - February 6

Cross-posted from Aloha Astro

Aries (March 21st - April 20th)
Years ago, when I was working in a bakery, a new baker joined us fresh from culinary school. He was so full of his vision of baking and the art of making pastries that he talked non-stop about everything he knew about baking while he spent the better part of the day making a single torte. It was a beautiful torte, but sheer “torte-ture” for the rest of us as we produced dozens of cakes, pastries, cookies, loaves of bread, and rolls around him. He was completely oblivious to the pace and flow of the work, not to mention the real reason he was there - to work as a team player. The story has a happy ending - he did get the picture and quickly became a bakery manager. Your life situation is similar to the story of that “wet behind the ears” baker now. You may think you are ready to graduate and show your expertise, but first you must consider the needs, situation, and established framework before you can bring changes that serve the greater good. The new moon in your 11th house focuses your attention on friendships, group activity, and organizations. To be an effective leader, Aries, you must be a team player.

Taurus (April 21st - May 20th)
To move ahead in life, Taurus, you sometimes have to take a few risks and let go of the old. The planets are giving you enormous support and a big, big push to advance yourself in business and your career, but it looks like you may have to change your own image of yourself. Are you just the solid, steady, helpful, reliable worker? If so, and you have been waiting for recognition of your stellar work qualities, the recognition could come as a promotion or attention that labels you a boss. Now, instead of organizing and following through on tasks, you will be delegating work and monitoring others. Instead of being responsible for your job alone, you may have to answer for a company, yourself, and the employees you direct. The old adage, “Be careful what you wish for, you might get it,” applies to you when the new moon delivers a plate of success and a side dish of authority.

Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)
There’s not much anchoring you to the ground now, Gemini. Thankfully, you are quick on your feet and light in your thoughts so much of the time that you barely notice. If it weren’t for an energy injection from Saturn in your house of creativity reminding you that you are the puppeteer holding the strings, you would be blown so far into your future without a tether that we might never catch up with you. The new moon brings plans and launches new adventures. It takes place in your 9th house of higher education, philosophy, foreign travel and cultures, writing, and teaching. Some changes could be in the wings for your career or business, as well, and love has everything to do with it. I know that all sounds very vague and enigmatic, but with the new moon in the house of the gypsy, pirate, and jack of all trades and your thoughts telling you there is something better and you intend to find it, what else can I tell you? Look at what you like, let go of what you dislike.

Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd)
You’ve pulled yourself together after last week’s mixed energy, Cancer, and are in a much better frame of mind now. The new moon emphasizes material resources, business partnerships, real estate, shared marital assets, taxes, investments and inheritances, and the deep intimate bonds of sex. Through a link to Saturn in your house of home, family, and psychological foundations, the new moon helps you to know what you want and go after it and to take care of what you already have. I suggest you read my astrological trends forecast for the week, as well. Your closest personal relationships may be undergoing transformation and change due to planetary influences, which I explain in greater detail in the trends. Hang tight this week. The new moon energy may be emotional, but everything does work out for your highest good.

Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
All you need is love, Leo. The new moon takes place in your 7th house of relationship and marriage this week. It gets support from Saturn in the relationship-minded sign of Libra. Single Lions may be looking for a mate in earnest now. Those in a relationship will be moving toward commitment or making future plans with their partner. Your plans may require physical work or working more hours to increase your income to make those dreams a reality. Leo loves to do everything in a big way and the planets are fueling your natural tendency to strive for the biggest and best in all that you do. Overestimating what you are capable of doing can take a toll on your body and make you impatient to reach your end goal. Pare down your expectations and you will be satisfied, rather than stressed, with your progress.

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
Your health and service-related work will be ready for a fresh routine on the heels of the new moon, Virgo. You could decide to spend money on beauty or spa treatments, supplements, exercise equipment, a gym membership, or alternative healing modalities to bring beauty and balance back into your life. Some healing work you may provide to others in the form of life coaching could be a source of increased income. You have the planets backing you on this. As long as you set your intent and take your work seriously, word of mouth advertising may be all that you need to be up and running. Changes at home are possible. Some Virgos may buy or sell property for gain or make plans to move in the near future. Relationships are changing for you, as well, with some ending abruptly and others beginning suddenly.

Libra (September 23rd - October 23rd)
The last few months have kept you busy with establishing yourself at work and developing a reputation as a mature, capable person. Your reserved, more practical side has dominated over your flighty, imaginative side. This week’s new moon in your house of creativity will tip your Libra scales in the other direction. Now that you are more secure in your reputation and skills, you are ready to shake things up a bit. I’m not advocating you go wild or abandon your maturity and wisdom, but I am suggesting you relax and play more on the job and in your life in general. Your past uptight feelings had everything to do with insecurity as you worked toward proving yourself to others and became clear on what you are capable of achieving. A new beginning of personal expression through sensual exploration makes you feel like you have finally arrived and met your future self you had imagined in the past. Draw, paint, dance, sing, garden, write, take pictures, make music, make muffins, make a baby!

Scorpio (October 24th - November 21st)
Finances are very fluid and unstable now, Scorpio. Impulsive spending is unwise unless you are certain you can use what you are buying and it saves you money. The good news is that money flows in through work and good business contacts almost as soon as it flows out. Be ready to roll with some changes in your home life and in your beliefs, habits, and old ways of being or thinking. The new moon in your 4th house of home, family, and psychological foundations is activating a renovation. Some Scorpios may move or begin some big work on their home, some could welcome new house mates, and others could decide to commit to an entirely new way of being and doing. Serpent energy is strong for Scorpio, and just like a serpent, you shed your skin from time to time. Have you ever seen how beautifully a snake glows after it sheds its skin? Prepare to glow!

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Some may say you have a cavalier attitude toward life this week, Sagittarius. I just looked up “cavalier” and found it derives from the Latin word for horseman, which is fitting for your sign. Shakespeare used the word to mean a swaggering gallant. The new moon in your 3rd house will be giving you swaggering rights, as far as I’m concerned. You are just brilliant, gifted, genius, imaginative, glib, and gallant, indeed. While you are annoying a few naysayers, you are also charming a group or a crowd and devising ways to collect plenty of treasure to finance an adventure that is calling you away from home. I do suggest you read the astrological trends forecast to see how the planets may affect your relationships. Now that Venus is leaving your sign and moving into stodgy Capricorn, any “no strings attached” relationships you may have been enjoying are up for review. Your emotional response to relationships ending when they have outlived their purpose or no longer serve your best interests will be resilient because you have a soul of bouncy rubber now.

Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
“Chickens coming home to roost,” and, “The goose who laid the golden egg,” are what I heard when I looked at your chart this week, Capricorn. Honey, it’s all about money and feeling big and successful. Your 2nd house of money is chock full of revitalizing energy and a new moon this week. It has flowing support from your 10th house of career and reputation. If you have been working hard, striving to get ahead and be more successful, the planets may bring some amazing blessings your way. If you have been desiring a business of your own, launch it now. You may be so shaken deep down by new beginnings that you need a little quiet time to yourself every day. Your inner world must catch up to your outer world vibrations.

Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Happy New Year, Aquarius! This week, the new moon sets the course of your year - not just a one-month-long lunar cycle. Use the time right before the new moon to eliminate old, negative beliefs and compose a list of what you intend to receive and achieve this year. With the new moon in your 1st house of self, life is all about you now. On the mundane level, it is a great time to get a haircut or shop for clothes. On the soul level, it is the right time to present your authentic self and follow your dreams. You are assisted in teaching or presenting yourself, gathering needed information, or finding the right school or teacher by the positive support of Saturn in your 9th house. You will find that the Universe supports you best when you let go of your desire to control how you think things should manifest. Leave the door open to miracles and incredibly impossible ways to receive money or support.

Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Pisces is the most oceanic of the water signs - so oceanic that you, yourself, are unaware of your depths and your boundaries. This week, the new moon in your 12th house of the subconscious and your connection to the collective sends you deep-sea diving where you can discover some fascinating aspects of yourself that you have never seen before. Without looking at your individual natal chart, I have no way of knowing how deeply you may be affected, Pisces. If you know yourself to be extremely sensitive to energy and naturally intuitive, then I recommend you give yourself plenty of retreat time this week. Please read the astrological trends forecast to get an idea of how relationships may change for you this week. The endings or beginnings you experience this week are more likely to be karmic for Pisces than for the other signs. I also recommend visiting RealityShifters. This week, you have a rare opportunity to easily transcend time and space, move both backward and forward in time, rewrite past events on your timeline, and project your ideal self into the future.

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