Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 22, 2017 – Jan 28, 2017:
This week starts on a relatively mellow note and ends with a bang, with both a New Moon (in Aquarius) and Mars moving into its own sign (Aries).
Starting on Sunday, with the Moon in Scorpio in trine to Mars in Pisces, you may feel more like staying in bed or lounging around the house in your pj’s than you will getting out somewhere and putting your mark on the world. This isn’t the most sociable placement for the Moon to begin with, but is good for intimate or one-on-one interactions.
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 15, 2017 – Jan 21, 2017:
This week starts on Sunday with a Void of Course Moon — still full — in Leo. As Leo is the sign associated with creativity, self-expression, purpose and will, this Moon is great for putting yourself out there and showing the rest of the world what you’re made of.
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 8, 2017 – Jan 14, 2017:
This week starts with a Venus / South Node conjunction in Pisces on Sunday, just as Mercury goes stationary direct. The Venus South Node conjunction signals the entrance into our lives of people we’re karmically linked with from past lives, as well as the exit of those who are no longer facilitating our growth.
Venus enters Pisces on January 3, 2017. Venus is exalted in Pisces, meaning that it is an honored or revered placement. As Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, is the higher octave of Venus, this placement is said to be in essential dignity.
If you happened to have been born with this Venus, you’re probably sensitive, loving, empathetic and compassionate. You’re conscious of (and affected by) the suffering of others.
You like to see yourself as part of a greater gestalt and not any better (or worse) than anyone else. You believe that people are inherently good, and for this reason you can be seen as gullible or naive.
Venus in Pisces people tend to be romantic and idealistic. They’re dreamers and visionaries who see the word through rose colored glasses. They’re poets and prophets and philosophers.
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 1, 2017 – Jan 7, 2017:
Happy New Year! We start this week with a Mars / Neptune conjunction in Pisces on Sunday. This may be one of the more appropriate New Years Day’s transits, for two reasons. One, it ties in well with the stupor that many of us wake up with after a night of celebrating. And two, it emphasizes healing and forgiveness, qualities we long to embrace as we start a New Year.
Happy Birthday Capricorn! Here are highlights for the month ahead.
Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:
New Moon: The New Moon occurs on Jan 28 at 8° Aquarius 15″.
Full Moon: The Full Moon occurs on Dec 14 at 22° Cancer 27″.
Retrogrades: Mercury turns direct Jan 8, at which point all planets will be in direct motion for the remainder of the month.
Ingresses: Venus enters Pisces Jan 3, Mercury enters Sagittarius Jan 4, Mercury enters Capricorn Jan 12, the Sun enters Aquarius Jan 19, Mars enters Aries Jan 28
Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:
ARIES: Eight of Cups
This month may see you taking steps toward leaving behind something that no longer sustains you.
The Eight of Cups — this version from Dana Driscoll’s fabulous Tarot of Trees — refers to getting in touch with your values, which can be a painful process. It involves forcing yourself to face certain realities and walk away from something (or from someone) that doesn’t live up to them.
On the upside it means taking the high road and making a transition. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. The Eight of Cups requires you to let go of something — a dream, a relationship, a set of goals, etc. — in order to move to that higher ground.
This is a card of transition, but unlike most, this one comes from conscious choice. It’s not a matter of the Universe throwing a curve-ball at you: it’s a decision arrived at though the realization that what once fulfilled you no longer does.
You may feel alone or abandoned during this time — rejected by a loved one or peers. Yet it’s your own discontent that prompts you to “walk away,” rather than trying to keep up the pretense that those who let you down were ever truly on your side.
This doesn’t refer to loss so much as it does to seeing things more clearly and then using that new-found clarity to head toward higher ground. Like the brightly shining crescent moon in this card, it’s about new beginnings rather than endings. You can see this card as an invitation to strike out on your own, follow your own path and pave your own way.