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Early This Week

Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter

For early this week the astrological factors are less numerous and significant than my last newsletter. There are few lunar aspects, and there are only two * factors: Venus moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius today, and Mercury squares Mars tomorrow. This Mercury aspect, in effect the past week, can bring intense discussions, heated disputes, and conflicting perspectives both in your life and in Washington DC.

Moon in Aquarius from early this morning until Wednesday afternoon favors Aquarius and any planets and points in your horoscope in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius also favors any Aquarius-related activity such as analyzing, observing, questioning, experimenting, investigating, inventing, and reforming; exploring what’s new, novel, unusual, progressive, and nonconforming; science, engineering, high-tech, computers, electronics, inventions, and aviation; and working with clubs, organizations, and special interest groups for equality, democracy, public good, human rights, and philanthropy.

Capricorn Aquarius Differences

With Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aquarius, it’s worth inspecting the similarities and differences between these two signs. For starts, people with a Capricorn-Aquarius emphasis are more cool, logical, and objective than other sign combinations which makes for a good analyst, researcher, and scientist often at the cost of being out of touch with one's feelings and emotions.

Capricorn can repress emotions and be afraid of being vulnerable or dependent. Aquarius operates actively on the intellectual side and can also be less in touch with emotional needs. Their opposite signs, Leo and Cancer, are more comfortable with the world of feelings and emotions.

Furthermore, the ingrained attitudes and perspective of Capricorn and Capricorn are at odds. Capricorn is the traditionalist who believes more in the system and cherishes stability and consistency. It is more cautious about venturing into unknown territory or changing the standard, tried-and-true ways of doing things. Aquarius, on the other hand, can be the maverick who likes to overturn and shake things up. It has an independent nature that resists being dictated to by society, conventions, customs, and authorities. The urge to break from the past and to embrace what’s new and different is a part of their makeup.

In the end, Capricorn-Aquarius is an intelligent, ambitious, and career-oriented combination, and if handled wisely, the differences between them can be complementary. Many clients with this emphasis have successful business–related careers which combine business planning and management (Capricorn) with computers, science, innovations, and technology (Aquarius).

Sun Sign Updates

Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 00 degrees Sagittarius benefits anyone born at the beginning of any sign, especially Sagittarius, and anyone with planets and points at 00 degrees of any sign.

Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at 04.5 degrees Aries is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the twenty-fifth of June, August, September, October, and December and anyone with planets or points at 05 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.

Monday, January 07

01:45 AM Moon entered the air sign Aquarius where it remains until early Wednesday afternoon when it enters the next sign, Pisces.

06:17 AM * (Venus enters Sagittarius) where it remains until February 03 when it enters the next sign, Capricorn. Venus in Sagittarius brings blessings and benefits to Sagittarius, and a lesser degree to the other fire signs (Aries and Leo) as well as the house in your horoscope ruled by Sagittarius.

Tuesday, January 08

05:04 AM - * (Mercury in Capricorn 90 Mars in Aries) this aspect is more important because it is in effect for days. People with this aspect have strong and active minds. They love to discuss matters directly and openly but tend to be rash, obstinate, fault finding, argumentative, and judgmental which can get them in trouble with breakups, disputes, and lawsuits.

Wednesday, January 09

08:04 AM + (Moon in Aquarius 150 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.

11:52 AM Moon in Aquarius Void until 02:43 PM when it enters the next sign, Pisces.

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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