January 7 - 13, 2013: The week ahead starts with a major reality check. You've likely felt it approaching as the square from Mars in Aquarius to Saturn in Scorpio drew closer and frustration began to build, now it could feel as if your moving through life with one foot pushing on the gas pedal and the other on the brake (exact January 7, 2013). Perhaps independent actions have come in conflict with those in authority. Perhaps the funds and energy needed to complete a project have dried up. It could be that a project that began during mid August (Mars/Saturn conjunction) has come under review, been delayed or abandoned.
Relax... and realize that actions are seldom entirely unimpeded, and consider that wherever you feel your actions are blocked... that is where your commitment and concentration is being tested. So don't start the week by beating your head against the wall, instead use Monday to connect with allies and by the next day you'll find your spirits have lifted and your enthusiasm for the future has returned. (Moon in Sagittarius opposition Jupiter/sextile Mars).
On Wednesday spirits remain high, so play and enjoy the day, because when you wake up Thursday morning Venus will have moved into Capricorn, and you'll be ready to buckle down to business. Work is further emphasis late Thursday when the Moon joins Venus, Mercury, Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn. Friday's plan should be to pay attention to essentials and long standing obligations. But, don't be too surprised if you also find yourself bored, distracted, lost in romantic day dreams or ready to free yourself from routine. But, nose to the grindstone, because there are some stern taskmasters directing the day (Pluto and Saturn) and neither of these will tolerate any sort of slacking.
Thursday is also the last day of the of the current lunation cycle, making it an appropriate day to give up unrealistic expectations and complete unfinished tasks.
Each year January's New Moon in Capricorn inspires the discipline and direction needed to achieve long-term goals and this is the best lunation of the year for establishing and sticking to desirable habits. But remember that for Capricorn actions count more than words and it's not enough just to say you're going to do it. The caution for this 2013 Capricorn New Moon is to guard against being pulled into too many directions at one time and scattering your energy. Remember more is not always better, unless whatever you add to your agenda supports your primary goal.
A looser attitude is likely on Saturday when the Moon enters unconventional Aquarius. And you're likely to no longer feel you have to choose between independence and obligation, or between freedom and efficiency.
You can also expect an electrifying Saturday evening. One that might upset those individuals with more traditional ideas about love and fun...but. if you're socially adventurous this is the night for fun, fun ,fun (Venus square Uranus). Plenty of time to rest on Sunday, because nothing much is happening and the universe seems to have planned this day for snoozing and relaxing.
My Advice: Pay attention this week because you could notice some interesting synchronicities occurring in your relationships or with your personal finances.
Note: These are the major astrological trends influencing everyone's life over the next week. They are not specific to your particular natal chart, and the real story for you is how these general trends will affect YOUR chart and YOUR life. To find an astrologer visit the practitioners page onAll things Healing, select astrology and enter your zip code. Or click here for a list of Atlanta Astrologers. Need some quick advice? A short astrological consult, via email, may be perfect for you. Click here
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