On the Plus Side But
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
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The stars are on the plus side the first four days of this week with a plus * factor and several favorable lunar aspects. Also, a lovely alignment occurs from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon when Moon in Sagittarius joining the benefics, Venus and Jupiter, in Sagittarius to bring benefits to the house in your horoscope ruled by Sagittarius and especially to those born around December 08 to 16 and those with points and planets around 17 to 25 degrees of Sagittarius.
However, Mars square Pluto, in effect this past week, becomes exact Friday evening. This intense aspect increases the possibilities for turmoil, violence, assaults, injuries, brutality, ruthlessness, murders, earthquakes, and extreme weather. Discordant Mars-Pluto aspects also bring fanaticism and self-righteousness. There is a need to “be right” with little room for compromise or contrary thinking. It will be interesting to see how this aspect plays out with the deadlock in Washington DC and all the other issues around the world such as the chaos in Venezuela.
For you, it will probably be life as usual, but if you were born around the twelfth of January, April, July, and October, or have planets and points around 21 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn), be more careful and vigilant.
On the plus side, Mars-Pluto aspects increase the possibilities for virility and leadership. They represent the fighter and soldier and can generate extra energy and determination to help you be more productive and achieving. There are always positive and productive ways to work with challenging planetary energies.
Sun Sign Updates
Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 23 to 26 degrees Sagittarius benefits anyone born around the fourteenth to seventeenth of any month, especially December, and anyone with planets and points at 23 to 26 degrees of any sign.
Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at 18 to 21 degrees Aries is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the ninth to twelfth of January, July, September, October, and November and anyone with planets or points at 18 to 21 degrees of Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, and good fortune, approaching 17 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the eighth of any month, especially December, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 17 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn approaching 15 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the sixth of April, June, July, August, and October and for anyone with points or planets around 15 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Monday, January 28
05:13 AM + (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.
12:20 PM - (Moon in Scorpio 150 Mars in Aries) intensifies interpersonal situations 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 upsets and volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.
Tuesday, January 29
03:29 AM + (Moon in Scorpio 120 Node in Cancer) favors connecting with people such as networking and reaching out to others because it enhances social interactions as well as any alliances with groups large and small.
07:19 AM - (Moon in Scorpio 150 Uranus in Aries) enhances willfulness and instincts but also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, willfulness, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations, especially involving females.
07:44 AM Moon in Scorpio Void until 09:32 AM when it enters the next sign, Sagittarius.
09:51 PM + * (Sun in Aquarius 00 Mercury in Aquarius) Sun entered Aquarius on January 20 and Mercury entered Aquarius on January 24. Today, Sun and Mercury become aligned in Aquarius which favors Aquarius and the house in your horoscope ruled by Aquarius and increases the possibilities for strong mental powers. People with this aspect have a wealth of ideas and often enjoy intellectual successes, but because if so much to say, they tend to talk too much and talk at you versus with you.
Wednesday, January 30
02:06 PM - (Moon in Sagittarius 90 Neptune in Pisces) increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better suited for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
07:32 PM + (Moon in Sagittarius 00 Jupiter in Sagittarius) this terrific once a month lunar aspect is particularly favorable for advertising, marketing, promotion, and other Sagittarius-related activities. It also favors interpersonal situations and working with the public because it increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive attitudes, shared feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
Thursday, January 31
12:49 AM + (Moon in Sagittarius 120 Mars in Aries) creates a time to trust your instincts and to be bolder and more direct especially with how you feel.
12:34 PM + (Moon in Sagittarius 00 Venus in Sagittarius) fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females. In Sagittarius, this lovely once a month lunar aspect also favors advertising, marketing, promotion, and other Sagittarius-related activities.
01:24 PM + (Moon in Sagittarius 150 Node in Cancer) favors connecting with people such as networking and reaching out to others because it enhances social interactions as well as any alliances with groups large and small.
05:32 PM + (Moon in Sagittarius 120 Uranus in Aries) brings opportunities for instincts, intuition, and forward-looking aspirations especially regarding anything that is new, different, and exciting because it involves the fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius.
06:06 PM Moon in Sagittarius Void until 07:46 PM when it enters the next sign, Capricorn.
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.
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