“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Goethe
The Force of innovation is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of January 18th, 2015:
ARIES ☀ (March 21-April 19)
You are surrounded with loving and affectionate friends. You feel the same way toward them. Tuesday’s New Moon in Aquarius, in your 11th solar house of friends, has you longing for companionship, planning a party. A sense of loyalty and mutual responsibility places you in a very helpful role, such as leading conferences or team meetings. A ritual that cleanses and clears the air, like spraying an herbal mist, inspires you to refresh your opinions of others. You feel very secure in yourself right now and technologically savvy. Your mental focus is on your ideals and work that is of universal concern. Are your goals what you truly want, or are they heavily influenced by a desire to please other people? You have a keen consciousness of the spiritual unity of mankind and the larger purposes and possibilities of your work. With Mental Mercury and Vibrant Venus also in Aquarius in your 11th house, you have a creative link with the Collective Consciousness, the Universal Mind. Mercury retreats to retrograde motion January 21st, bringing a prolonged period (until March 12th) of responsiveness to new ideas and freedom from emotional attachments to old ideals. “I want to put a ding in the universe.” Steve Jobs
TAURUS ☀ (April 20-May 20)
Create a new Vision Board. This week a New Moon in Aquarius (Tuesday, January 20th @ 5:13 PM PST) falls in your 10th house of career. Rarely have you had more incentive to be innovative, and to broaden the scope of your goals and ambitions--particularly along humanitarian lines. Learning and implementing new techniques, advertising and all communications with the outside world are favored. You’ll miss a great opportunity if you don’t break out, break the red tape entangling you. You attract favorable circumstances and helpful people to help you stand out with greater importance in your community and the marketplace. In addition to the New Moon, both Messenger Mercury and a very Vivacious Venus are in your career house bringing innovative ideas about how to make money and/or make your work more rewarding. Venus could also bring a new love, someone you work with. Mercury turns retrograde January 21st to February 11th, giving him a prolonged stay in your house of career. Important messages will take you on a journey to rethink your goals and set new ones. What do you truly want? This is your focus until March 12th. With your goal firmly in mind, you’ll see all situations as a means to accomplish it. “If you’ve always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” Charles Kettering
GEMINI ☀ (May 21-June 21)
You definitely want to travel. Or go to a concert to listen to music you’ve never heard before. It’s a wonderful time to take a vacation, even if its in your mind. You will find a way to teach the higher illumination in your thoughts and ideas that come with 4 planets aligned in Original Aquarius. Unusual new perspectives on old problems are coming to you through your intuition, which will be heightened by Mercury’s retrograde backpedaling, January 21st to February 11th. An extremely innovative New Moon in Aquarius this Tuesday, January 20th, falls in your 9th solar house (along with Mercury and Venus), which is the home of the “We Think,” versus the “I Think” of the third house of Gemini. Your creative muse is looking for ways to expand, especially your understanding of spiritual principles. You are eager to learn. A loved one will show you something new. Venus joins Mercury to bring you a love encounter, perhaps with a foreign person or with a foreign philosophy. You’re interested in anything that challenges your preconceived notions about relationships, art and beauty. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you’ve got a dozen.” John Steinbeck
CANCER ☀ (June 22-July 22)
This week is all about “We Have” versus “I Have.” The powerful new beginning brought by the 0 degree Aquarius New Moon on Tuesday, refreshes your 8th house of joint resources and property you share with another. This is not a good time to go to war with a partner about what you individually need--although you’ll feel like doing that. There’s some subtle jealousy at play and behind the scenes maneuvering--don’t let it contaminate your thinking. Just focus on the fun of make-up sex! Mental Mercury will spend a great deal of time in your 8th house, January 5th to March 12th. During this time he retreats into his cave (retrograde 1/21/15 to 2/11/15), meaning you will turn inward in a big way, to think about deep psychological truths that have been just below the surface. A little bit of communication hibernation, but when you speak out again (March 13th-30th), your words will be absolutely poetic. You’ll discover that you’ve got a new point of view. You realize you and another person have an almost magical mind meld--connected in a way that affects both of you. Your love relationship will emerge with greater intensity that causes inward changes.
“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
LEO ☀ (July 23-August 22)
Say it, publicly, before Wednesday. Your partnerships are on a whole new launch pad, and lift-off is this Tuesday, January 20th. A very rare New Moon at 0 degrees Aquarius pulls you into technologically savvy thinking, and creating in “We” terms, or “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” Individual differences are irrelevant. The planet of communications retreats into an ivory tower, January 21st to February 11th, and messages will need lots of proofreading. Your relationships are up for a new beginning. You have the perfect balance between yourself and others that make all your negotiations work out smoothly. Keep in mind that you’re already feeling the Generous Jupiter glow from the second of three major good luck charms that are filling your pockets with gold. It will reach a pinnacle March 3rd (1st was 9/25/14, 3rd 6/22/15). The gates of visionary innovation are wide open.
“There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo
VIRGO ☀ (August 23-September 22)
You are certain, you know who you are. The amazingly refreshing New Moon in Aquarius this Tuesday, January 20th, shines in your 6th house of health and healing--Virgo’s home. The heady intellectualizing that the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus (all in airy Aquarius) would ordinarily confuse and confound you, but it can be grounded in your practical hands. However, Messenger Mercury reverses his course, ducks into his cave, January 21st to February 11th, and your careful plans may have hitches. And your eye for detail can turn to criticism, and can go inward to self-blame. You know how families can have unspoken expectations of each other, rules kept under the table? This week you need to discuss those agreements openly. You, dear methodical Virgo, bring to fruition that which was creatively envisioned in Leo. This is a lifelong goal and function for all Virgos. Now, you have help getting in touch with your memory of childlike innocence, and you can use this to forgive and heal yourself. You know you are a child of Love, a magnificent spirit.
“The best vision is insight.” Malcolm Forbes
LIBRA ☀ (September 23-October 22)
Consider yourself encouraged! The powerful line-up of the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus in Aquarius at the time of the New Moon Tuesday, January 20th, is lift-off for a new beginning in your 5th house of romance. I say romance because Venus is involved, and all of this Aquarian innovative action makes a harmonious trine to your Libra Sun’s natural focus on cooperative partnerships. Have fun with it. Mental Mercury will take your thoughts inward from January 21st to February 11th, when this cosmic trickster can unify heavenly and earthly love. It will be as if Love itself takes you in its arms, and sweeps away the cobwebs of your past, restoring your memory of Love’s meaning. You are filled with the joy of living. This week you have the blessed creativity that comes from being able to join your imagination to that of a child. You realize you have the opportunity to co-create with the Universal Mind, with that capital S Something that brings you peace.
“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anais Nin
SCORPIO ☀ (October 23-November 21)
The cluster of planets in Aquarius this week rest in your 4th solar house of home and family, bringing a desire for some quiet, easy hours at home. Try to avoid the intellectual overload of Ivory Tower Aquarius--think less and apply more. The New Moon on January 20th is a new beginning of closeness and warmth in your family. The only real difficulty could be Venus’ lavish overindulgence overriding your more sensible limits--it’s not a good time to diet! Messenger Mercury will retreat in retrograde motion January 21st to February 11th, and you’ll feel a great sensitivity. Be sure to give voice to your innermost thoughts. Your mind easily drifts to the past, not to become melancholy, but to bring something to your awareness that needs your attention. Imagine, there is such perfect love in your relationships that they call to everyone who knows you to step out of their loneliness and join you.
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love. That is the soul of genius.” Mozart
SAGITTARIUS ☀ (November 22-December 21)
This is not a time to sit back and relax. But you won’t mind the action. There is so much mixing of Aquarian air and your Sagittarius fire this week that your communications have a high degree of creativity--and combustibility! Your in-box could catch fire! The New Moon in Aquarius on Tuesday, January 20th, lights up your 3rd solar house of communications, intensifying discussions and conversations. You are the Law of Attraction at work. Mesmerizing and fun to be with, people are attracted to you. Fortunately the tempo will slow down a bit when Messenger Mercury makes his retrograde turn on the 21st. Rather than being so distracted by outside forces, you’ll stop and reconsider, rethink your plans. Noodle on this: Miracles are simply a shift in your perception from fear to love. As you slow down, you’re going to be amazed to find that you are more loved than you know.
“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
CAPRICORN ☀ (December 22-January 19)
This week is quite literally the best time to invest financially, without extravagance, and to attract favorable opportunities. The heavy dose of Aquarian energy in Tuesday’s New Moon shines in your 2nd house of money and resources. It’s a new beginning, as if you hit the refresh button. Even borrowing money can work out well (again, caution with Venus’ tendency to overindulge!). You’re ready to get down to business, and you’re in no mood for hypocrisy--actually you never are. You’ll insist on everything being transparent, open and above board in all your dealings--and you’ll hold off until you get it. This will ultimately bring you success. If there is a deal to be signed, try to close before Wednesday. Messenger Mercury retreats to his cave, January 21st to February 11th, and communications will need rechecking and redoing. Stay away from debates, especially the internal ones. Let you Capricorn stamina build back up with rest and relaxation. Be like a hibernating bear. Your thoughts turn inward to the meaning of your life. What do you truly value? Quietly look inside. You may be able to see that it’s quite possible to be a perfect mirror of Love, shining so perfectly that you see yourself fade into the reflection, then become the Light that makes the reflection possible.
“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting recently, extremely abstract. No brush. No paint. No canvas. I just think it.” Steven Wright
AQUARIUS ☀ (January 20-February 18)
Love leans to you, and lifts you up. Your true New Year begins January 20th, not just because it’s the day the Sun moves into Aquarius, kicking off your birthday month, but also because the Moon moves to Aquarius the same day to form the New Moon at 5:13 AM, PST. This is the Happiest of Birthdays for you because a very rare (hasn’t happened in over 100 years) 0 degree New Moon in Aquarius raises your energy for a positive forward leap. At the same time, it is a must that you declutter--it’ll be easy because Mental Mercury and Vivacious Venus are also in your sign. That’s a 4 star lineup in your solar 1st house of self-esteem and self-confidence. Mercury turns retrograde January 21st to February 11th, so you’ve got laser-like insight this week. Venus is going to suggest a makeover--at the very least a totally new hair style. The idea is to show yourself and the world what an innovator you are. Reinvent yourself. Go get ‘em! “Genius is infinitely painstaking.” Michelangelo
PISCES ☀ (February 19-March 20)
As you decide to accept the fact that you remain as you were created, an innocent child of Love, you come to the end of choice. You know who you are. There may be lots of heady intellectual debates surrounding your this week, but you’ll process it through your exquisitely empathic inner circuitry. A unique new beginning in your 12th solar house of compassion comes with the New Moon in Aquarius this Tuesday, January 20th. The 12th house is the home of Pisces, making the line-up of Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus there a pivotal time in your year. You may be called upon to take care of someone in need, and it may ask an awful lot of you. When it feels like a sacrifice, stop. You can easily slip into an old pattern of being a martyr. Messenger Mercury makes a u-turn into retrograde motion January 21st to February 11th. Your challenge is to take nothing personally. It’s a perfect time for meditation. Put on the armour of Love, your best “defense” against others’ insensitivity. You can take the overdose of heady ideas and turn them into poetry. You connect the new beginnings with your deeper understanding of their usefulness in the Collective Consciousness of mankind.
“Genius, in truth, is nothing more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” William James
♡ Date Night: Venus is in the air (intellect) sign Aquarius, side by side with messenger Mercury, and Mars is in the vast ocean waters (emotions) of Pisces. Traditional roles are switched, Venus is in her head and Mars is in his feelings. Neither of them are at home, making romance awkward. She will want to intellectualize, to say that thing Mars hates, “We need to talk.”