Starcodes horoscopes for January 2 – 8, 2009

Starcodes horoscopes for January 2 – 8, 2009

by Heather Roan Robbins

Although most of us are vastly relieved that 2008 is over, as the New Year dawns we may excited and worried, overwhelmed or awash one minute and ready to climb up and find alternatives the next. No we’re not all manic depressive; we’re just in a time of emotional flux.

As Venus enters sensitive and squishy Pisces and sextiles deep Pluto this weekend it tenderizes our hearts. Some respond to a new vulnerability by getting more self-protective, not less; others soften and open, and allow a range of feelings more subtle and varied than usual. It also encourages a hopefulness that can occasionally feel naïve, but is a gift of the Pisces Venus, a hope for a dream.

On the other hand, it can leave us feeling all those Pisces-watery words, awash, swamped, flooded, snowed-in or just plain soggy.  Just when 2009 is getting underway, we may want to bury our heads in an escapist novel or otherwise postpone dealing with it all. With Venus in Pisces it is easier to easy sorry for ourselves, but more constructive to empathize with those who are really in trouble and empower ourselves to be helpful.  With Venus in Pisces, nothing pulls us out of a pity-party like an altruistic action.  But some days we’ll just need to let the range of feeling fill up and spill over. We need to find safe and creative ways to be sensitive.

But it’s not like we’re just going to hide under the covers, or at least, not for long. Because the motivating planet Mars in Capricorn won’t let us rest, we have places to go, transitional government to set up, and problems to solve. Mars in determined Capricorn and Saturn in industrious Virgo keep and eye on work and employment conditions, both ours and as a global topic.

Especially as the Moon enters Aries over the weekend and ignites impatience and ambition; a desire to make things happen can be refreshing, really inspiring. Or it can make some of us a pain to deal with, manipulative and pushy. It adds firepower and quick response time to conflicts, and quick response time to conflicts, so let’s choose our responses wisely. Responsibilities nudge us to drop vacation-mind and attack something that could give us a potential sense of accomplishment.

Early next week Jupiter enters Aquarius where it was when President Obama was born, which is auspicious both for him and his country. This year will demand real work, but Jupiter in Aquarius encourages us to believe freedom and prosperity have a chance; it’s radically inclusive with good, if abstract, humanitarian values.

Midweek the energy and momentum may flag, and decision feel uncertain as Mars semi- squares Neptune, We may conflict on ideologies or have trouble understand what drives and motivates one another. If tired, let’s pace ourselves and be kind to the vulnerability. Yes, the situation is as complex as it looks.

Early next week as Jupiter enters Aquarius until 2010, it returns to where it was when President Obama was born, which is auspicious both for him and for the country he will soon govern.  Jupiter, the largest planet, expands what it touches; in Aquarius, though this year demands real work, it encourages us to believe Jupiterian freedom and prosperity have a chance. Jupiter in Aquarius believes what’s good for the whole is usually good for the individual. This it is a radically-inclusive sign with good, if abstract, humanitarian values, it hasn’t been here since 1997.

Midweek the energy and momentum may flag, and decision feel uncertain as Mars semi- squares Neptune, We may conflict on ideologies or have trouble understand what drives and motivates one another. If tired, let’s pace ourselves and be kind to the vulnerability. Yes, the situation is as complex as it looks.

Mercury takes on a few uncomfortable challenges towards the end of the week, making us more argumentative and ready for bad news. We get tenacious, which helps us follow through on those dreams and get stuff done before Mercury turns retrograde on Jan 11.  Once a disagreement starts, we can hang on like a bulldog and may not notice that we’re not really making sense; our rationale is not really logical, we just won’t give up, and that can leave the other person hurting with Venus in Pisces. It takes self control to be both sensitive and determined, to look for a mutually agreeable solution; but that’s how we’ll turn this year around and make the most of transits to come.

Friday, Jan 2 morning is restless if low-energy, with unexpected elements as the Pisces Moon conjuncts Uranus. Keep a somber afternoon low stress, pressure only tangles us up. If feelings fill up and spill over, just let them flow and don’t try to analyze or justify; we’re processing for the collective. Tonight, dream by the fireside, think soft-focus and warm.

Saturday, Jan 3 the Moon enters Aries and we want to get on with it– a journey, projects, an argument.  Impatience can put strain on family efforts unless we give lots of room to erratic and independent behavior this afternoon as the Moon squares Mars.  Keep interactions short and to the point and give all room to listen to their different drummer. Night has a wild, sharp edge.

Sunday, Jan 4 brings sharp, intense emotions. If we don’t like what’s going on, we may want to take radical action, but need to make sure it will actually get at our objective, and is not just thrashing about for the sake of action. This soul-itchiness can be great for overcoming a personal obstacle or clearing the ground for future action, if we use it wisely. Nighttime is more erratic; move and speak with care as Mercury semi-squares Uranus.

Monday, Jan 5 expansive active this morning as Jupiter enters Aquarius, we see how we are economically inter-related, but that can give us hope. The Moon enters earthy Taurus, which can make hard to get out of bed, the covers are just too snuggly, but once we’re moving it helps sustain. Tough news needs to be dealt with midday, but look for cooperative help mid-afternoon. Evening is less settled, good for wrestling with problem, don’t waste it wresting with each other.

Tuesday, Jan 6 move slow and steady, rest and east when needed, and don’t force a complex situation. Respond to practical conundrums. Mild confusion can make it hard to get momentum going, look for understanding, not for certainty. Connect with the body, listen to its rhythms.

Wednesday, Jan 7 opportunity abounds as the Moon enters verbal Gemini and trine Jupiter, the discussion begins anew, know around ideas and make contacts. More information is needed to decide the next step; gather it from all corners while people are feeling chatty. Boredom creates mistakes, keep it interesting. Social faux pas are as easy as slipping on ice this afternoon as the Moon squares Venus, and our thinking narrows tonight as Mercury challenge Saturn. Transportation is tricky later on, play it safe.

Thursday, Jan 8 good solid building this morning, follow-through on contacts and conversations, multi-task, but do not drop the ball. Build on projects in motion this morning, evening can get difficult, nerves edgy as the Moon square Saturn, let discouragement or delays flow, fix the foundation mistakes and take it all as a part of the process.

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