Happy New Year
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
Happy New Year! Onward and upward. Another year goes by. May the coming year bring you good health and much prosperity. To know your opportunities for the coming year, contact me. We will work together to pinpoint the time periods which are most likely to bring you good fortune.
Mars into Aries
The most significant factor the next three days is Mars leaving Pisces and entering Aries on Monday where it remains until February 14 when it enters the next sign, Taurus. The last time Mars was in Aries was from late January to early March of 2017.
With Mars being the energy and initiative planet, Mars in Aries will give an extra boost of energy and enthusiasm to Aries, and a lesser degree, the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. With Mars also related to desires, passions, conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress, Mars in Aries will challenge the cardinal signs (Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn) over the coming six weeks. Check your horoscope for your planets and points in the cardinal signs so you know when you will more likely experience upsets, stress, and mistakes due to the increased demands, anxiety, and conflicts related to these planets and points.
With Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio from Sunday evening until Wednesday morning, we have a Sun-Moon combination that is deep, profound, and focused. Capricorn and Scorpio are not the most open and transparent signs, and hence, are not easy to get to know. They need time by themselves to process their thoughts and secrets. As a result, their depth is often misunderstood and misconstrued as mysterious and uncommunicative by those not as profound or inwardly oriented. Furthermore, they are demanding of themselves and others. There is a need to lighten up. There can be too many controls and cross checks in their minds and actions. The fire signs (Aries Leo Sagittarius) and air signs (Gemini Libra Aquarius) can help them loosen up and become more open and spontaneous.
But in the end, Capricorn and Scorpio is an extremely capable and ambitious sign combination with many professional skills and possibilities. Both signs have a logical, scientific, and technical bent. They are thorough, discriminating, analytical, and precise. In work and professional settings, Scorpios’ ability to research and probe works well with Capricorns’ organizational and business skills. Scorpio is the detective and researcher. Capricorn is the boss and owner. Both signs also have management and organizing skills and a bent for politics and influential positions within companies and society at large.
Sun Sign Updates
Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 24 degrees Scorpio benefits anyone born around the fifteenth of any month, especially November, and anyone with planets and points at 24 degrees of any sign.
Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at the beginning of Aries is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born at the first degrees of Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn and anyone with planets or points at 00 degrees of Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, and good fortune, at 12 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the third of any month, especially December, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 12 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn at 11 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the second of April, June, July, August, and October and for anyone with points or planets around 11 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius should know that Uranus retrograde at 28.5 degrees Aries is likely creating significant shifts, changes, adjustments, and even shocks for those born at the end of Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn as well as for anyone with planets and points at 28 to 29 degrees of the above signs.
Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces should know that Neptune at 14 degrees Pisces is likely bringing confusion, deception, and even debilitating situations for anyone born around the fifth of March, June, August, September, October, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points around 14 degrees of the above signs.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Pluto, the planet of transformation and new beginnings at 20.5 degrees Capricorn, is likely producing significant changes for those born around the eleventh of January, April, June, July, August, and October, and for anyone with planets or points around 20 to 21 degrees of the above signs.
Sunday, December 30
08:22 PM Moon enters the water sign Scorpio where it remains until Wednesday morning when it enters the next sign, Sagittarius. Moon in Scorpio favors Scorpio and any planets and points in your horoscope in Scorpio. It also presents opportunities for everyone to be more in touch with their inner powers, to dig deeper into feelings, to be more intimate, and to research matters such as one's finances, insurance, and medical records.
Monday, December 31
02:46 AM (Moon in Scorpio 60 Sun in Capricorn) this Sun-Moon combination is described at the top of this newsletter.
09:19 PM * (Mars enters Aries) this important factor is described at the top of this newsletter.
10:09 PM + (Moon in Scorpio 120 Neptune in Pisces) brings opportunities for right brain activities such as healing, prayer, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, psychic phenomena, daydreaming, imagination, creativity, music, art, and other creative endeavors.
Tuesday, January 01
12:00 AM - (Moon in Scorpio 135 Mars in Aries) intensifies any situation and is likely to bring impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.
05:26 PM + (Moon in Scorpio 00 Venus in Scorpio) this lovely once a month lunar aspect favors sharing and social interactions because it fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
Wednesday, January 02
12:29 AM + (Moon in Scorpio 120 Chiron in Pisces) symbolizes caring women and special opportunities for healing relationships and families.
01:20 AM - (Moon in Scorpio 150 Uranus in Aries) enhances instincts but also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, willfulness, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations.
01:20 AM Moon in Scorpio Void until 03:58 AM when it enters the next sign, Sagittarius.
Guidelines for Using This Information
I keep this information as clear and straightforward as possible, but even for students of astrology, it can be difficult to sort everything out. There are many factors to consider, and sometimes the overlapping influences are contradictory. You might say this is just like life.
For starts, keep in mind that these newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.
The star (*) factors are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (often up to a week). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.
The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the times (Eastern Time) given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
The plus (+) factors for both the * factors and lunar factors are favorable. The minus (-) factors are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - factor which means the aspect can exhibit both positive and negative influences.
The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.
During Void periods there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start, or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are significant aspects currently challenging your horoscope.
Note that the traits and qualities I assign to each sign in these newsletters describe more the functions and meanings of the signs versus trying to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are a multitude of factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
C.A. Certified Astrologer
48 Years in Practice
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Cincinnati, OH 45220