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A Busy Solar Eclipse Weekend

Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter

It’s a busy weekend in the sky. The aspects are strong and mostly positive, and there are several * factors including a solar eclipse, Mercury changing signs, and Uranus turning direct. This newsletter covers these and other relevant factors.

Moon in Capricorn from this afternoon until early Monday morning favors Capricorn and any planets and points in your horoscope in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn also brings benefits for anyone being more Capricorn-like: practical, orderly, patient, economical, resourceful, responsible, productive, and work-oriented.

Solar Eclipses

This Saturday at 08:28 PM there is a New Moon at 15.5 degrees Capricorn which is also a partial solar eclipse. For thousands of years, astrologers and the general population have been fascinated with eclipses. Every culture has myths, legends, and stories in their lore related to eclipses.

Traditionally, eclipses are assumed to be ominous. They portend disasters and catastrophes because there are usually more significant events and disruptions than usual for the world at large. But this is not always the case. This eclipse with no disharmonious aspects to it means what you start will more likely succeed depending on your intentions and what’s occurring in your horoscope.

During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon wholly or partially obscures the Sun across the earth’s surface. As seen from earth, the light of the Sun blocked by the Moon causes the day to appear as night for as long as the eclipse lasts. During these minutes, animals and plants behave as if the day has ended and night has begun, and over a more extended period.

Eclipses are significant for everyone depending on where they are placed. In this case, look to 15.5 degrees Capricorn in your horoscope. This position and any aspects from that point to planets in your horoscope are relevant.

Sun Sign Updates

Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 28 degrees Scorpio benefits anyone born around the nineteenth of any month, especially November, and anyone with planets and points at 28 degrees of any sign.

Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at 03 degrees Aries is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the twenty-fourth of June, August, September, October, and December and anyone with planets or points at 03 degrees of Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn.

Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, and good fortune, at 13 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the fourth of any month, especially December, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 13 degrees.

Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn at 12 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the third of April, June, July, August, and October and for anyone with points or planets around 12 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.

Friday, January 04

01:54 PM Moon enters the earth sign Capricorn where it remains until early Monday morning when it enters the next sign, Aquarius.

07:05 PM - (Moon in Capricorn 90 Mars in Aries) intensifies any interpersonal situation and is likely to bring impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions, especially involving females. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.

10:39 PM * (Mercury enters Capricorn) where it remains until January 24 when it enters the next sign, Aquarius. Mercury in Capricorn brings ideas and intellectual benefits to Capricorn as well as benefiting the house in your horoscope ruled by Capricorn.

Saturday, January 05

01:00 AM + * (Venus in Scorpio 120 Chiron in Pisces) this lovely planetary combination occurs twice a year. A person with this aspect tends to be lucky, relaxed, and content.

01:32 PM + - (Moon in Capricorn 00 Saturn in Capricorn) his once a month heavy-duty lunar aspect can manifest both positively and negatively. It provides an atmosphere for orderly, steady, conscientious, pragmatic, and realistic plans and activities, especially involving business and professional matters. This aspect can also bring some harsh realities about your family and the females in your life. People with this lunar aspect are responsible, hard-working, and conscientious, but can also be somber, pessimistic, lonely, and find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions.

08:28 PM * (New Moon Solar Eclipse at 15.5 degrees Capricorn) described at the top of this newsletter.

09:27 PM + - * (Venus in Scorpio 150 Uranus in Aries) this more significant aspect is in effect for days increases the possibilities for new adventures with love and art. A person with this aspect tends to be independent, excitable, and unpredictable with their love life which results in love adventures and passing love bonds. They are also capable of strong creative tendencies and artistic talents.

Sunday, January 06

07:11 AM + - (Moon in Capricorn 00 Pluto in Capricorn) this once a month powerful lunar aspect symbolizes females who are influential, productive, and psychic. It increases the possibilities for subtle yet highly charged emotional situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles, although these factors are often not realized until later.

03:26 PM * (Uranus in Aries goes direct at 28.5 degrees) Uranus has been retrograde since August 07 when it changed directions relative to the earth at 02.5 degrees Taurus. This means that for the last five months, Uranus has been creating significant shifts, changes, adjustments, and even shocks for those born late in Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn as well as those born early in Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. As reported in my newsletters over the years, challenging Uranus aspects increase the possibilities for tensions, surprises, turmoil, eruptions, volatility, instability, and highly charged situations.

07:08 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 180 Node in Cancer) favors reaching out to others and networking because this lunar aspect enhances social interactions as well as any connections or alliances with groups large and small.

10:56 PM - (Moon in Capricorn 90 Uranus in Aries) enhances instincts and willfulness but also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations, especially involving females.

Monday, January 07

01:20 AM Moon in Capricorn Void until 01:45 AM when it enters the next sign, Aquarius.

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.

Ed Kluska

B.S. Physics

M.S. Psychology

C.A. Certified Astrologer

Meditation Teacher

48 Years in Practice

545 Ludlow Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45220



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