This week holds the New Moon in Aquarius on January 30th. As with all New Moons this marks a time for new initiatives. The Aquarian qualities make this New Moon good for initiatives that create more personal freedom. It is in a favourable sextile aspect with Uranus in Aries, which further encourages personal freedom and expressions of individuality. Jupiter in quincunx aspect to the New Moon from Cancer, reminds us that expressions and initiatives for personal freedom and individuality impact our close family and family like relationships. How free do we need to be? Surely we do not want to be free from all our responsibilities, nor do we want to be free of healthy loving relationships.
The quest for self discovery and the fulfilment of our individual potential is the universal prime directive for each of us humans. However, the expression of that true self is something that happens on the stage of society, in families, in communities, and amongst friends. The process of self discovery and achieving some level of self awareness may require the breaking of cultural, emotional, and economic bonds. Indeed, it is in isolation that we each must be to find our self awareness within. Yet, as we round the marking buoy of that inner awareness and emerge from isolation we have the opportunity to reengage in our social environment from a perspective of freedom and individuality. This is “The Fool’s Journey” of the Tarot. The free individual is not acting as an expression of their family, culture, country, or religion. All these considerations are just suggestions about the choices to be made. It is from this perspective of being a free individual that our destiny or dharma may be found. This is when the multiplicity of choices in life fall to the wayside as our path in life becomes certain.
In the delineation of the horoscope of a client, some aspect of the path in life is the usual question that people wish to be answered. Often the horoscope of a person says that the person is already doing what they are destined to do. The lesson for this Astrologer is that I can safely tell you that most of us are simply doing our best.
We herald the beginning of the Year of The Horse in Eastern Astrology. This will be the year of the Wooden Horse. This promises to be a year of adventure and good fortune. Honesty and reliability are rewarded. I find it interesting that the Wooden Horse symbol in the East is spiritual and trustworthy, while the West has a wooden horse as a symbol of deceit and trickery. Perhaps this is a year for the established order to be Troy? People are going their individual ways and not following the dictates of their rulers.
This weekend communicate about your desires with friends and in close relationships. The dialogue is revealing, yet maintain boundaries that protect emotional comfort zones. Business does not mix with friendships this weekend. The rest of the week is about creating your social role. What ideas do you want to express? What perspective do you wish to purvey in your community. Your independence may bring some upset to your family. They will have to get used to the new you.
This weekend your career gets a boost from the efforts and energy that you contribute to it. Hard work is acknowledged and rewarded. Relationships also want attention, but the time and energy for developing a relationship this weekend is not available. Feeling dismissed may be just a misunderstanding. Have patience with others and ask for some, too. The rest of this week is about making a career push. Look for some recognition for your methods and ideas.
There is additional energy for creative endeavours and activities with kids this weekend. Yet, you do still need to guard your health and safety. If you are old enough to be reading this, you are not as young and resilient as you were. The work week is about refocusing upon your personal dreams and goals. Inspiration is available from friends and social contacts. Bear in mind that some goals are going to more achievable if you are able to invest in your future. Future travel, learning or business activity may need you to be productive now.
This weekend is not for frivolity and fun. This weekend encourages an analysis of business, credit, and financial security. Turning creative talents into a home based business may be an option. Pause before you speak, so as to not hurt someone’s feelings. The New Moon January 30th sees you focusing upon business, and deciding what are your personal needs and priorities. It is time to pull out your unique ideas about your career path and begin to implement changes.
This weekend sees a lot going on in your close relationships. It is as though you have decided to not hold your opinions back any longer. Be sure to look after previous commitments and obligations, at home. Be sure to communicate with a parent. You take the initiative to establish relationships that you can rely upon with this New Moon. New ideas are coming to you about your life path and you wonder how this will impact the relationships that you have nurtured.
This weekend an avenue for income opens up. Initiatives now will pay off more at a later date. New ideas for business are percolating. This week you are able to devise ways to implement ideas into active practices. Communicate with potential collaborators, who emerge out of your friendships and professional associations. This week, also, encourages you to instigate a self improvement regimen, which you can maintain. You know how to feel better physically and emotionally, so do it.
Your energy is up and on this weekend. Channel it into creative projects, significant interactions with kids, and some fun. Take a DIY(do it yourself) approach to projects to save money. You may want to try and maintain a budget. That rarely lasts for you but it is fine to try for a few days. This week take some inspiration from a partner or collaborator. Use this to fire up your creative initiative. The light at the end of the tunnel is in view and beckoning.
This weekend is for cocooning and being domestic. Important communication may happen with family. Encourage others with whom you are close to open up about their feelings. You are shown that you have important steps to take to create security and stability for those who rely upon you. As a Scorpio, let me remind you that sometimes you need to consciously bring your emotional defences down in order to accept support and caring from others.
This weekend promises to be a busy and social one. Network and organize people. Just maintain your emotional and financial boundaries. Some whom you do not know real well may not prove to be reliable. This week open up to new techniques and some creative inspiration. Never say never when it comes to being a business type person to promote yourself, your skills, and your art.
The energy that you pour into your career this weekend will benefit your income. Stick with your personal boundaries about finances and friends. This is not the time to mix business and friendship. Your analysis of your income and productivity pushes you into making new initiatives to create cash flow. Look at any family legacy or long abandoned things in a new light. Time to turn them into money that is working for you.
This weekend you expand and extend your personal horizons. Hang out someplace new. Find a fresh environment where you can be yourself. You are engaged in research to remember just who you are and what you believe in. This week your intuition opens you up to new ways of living. Why limit yourself? Just keep in mind that you want to maintain career and family obligations. It is not yet time to burn your bridges.
Who are you going to allow into your private life and inner worlds? That is a pertinent question this weekend. Keep business and personal life separate, for now. There is potential for greater collaboration and involvement, but do not be in a hurry. An authority may be overly critical. Maintain your confidence, because this will pass. Make sure that there are not disagreeable strings and conditions attached to a financial offer. This week you can plan for a break and some private time.