This Week in Astrology

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Galaxy M42 seen by Jonathan Davis' homemade telescope. Davis is a lead project engineer in the Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory, which is developing a novel way to cast and polish mirrors to be used in astrological telescopes.

As we begin our first full week of classes, we may find we seek help navigating through the semester and predicting the future to help us make choices.

How does this work? An intricate chart shows us how the Sun moves in or near a belt of constellations named the Zodiac. When we are born, our sun sign is determined by which of the 12 constellations is nearest to the sun at the time of birth.

Astrology charts show that what happens in outer space determines personality traits and predicts events.

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THIS WEEK in astrology… (Jan. 14- Jan 18.)

On Monday, the first quarter moon will bring a sense of crisis, causing a desire for immediate action. We also start to get a sense of how our actions affect others and what we may need to change about that. As we settle into the new year, don’t forget about your New Year’s resolutions because we may start to feel the obstacles kick in.


Aries (March 20 – April 20) - Warrior planet, Mars, is in your realm right now giving you the energy to navigate changes around you before they control you. It’s time to face reality and take control of your career. Towards the end of the week your social life will blossom as long as you stay your true self.

Taurus (April 20 – May 21) - This week is a good time for you to focus on emotional health.  Your family, home, and emotional life are making you feel extra sensitive this week. Towards the end of the week your thoughts might build up in your head. This is a good time to talk to someone and get out of your comfort zone.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21) - Be careful this week in financial and business circumstances.  While your social and romantic life may be blossoming, be careful who you trust this week. Have fun but remember at the end of the day, you need to watch you own back.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) - Use your intuition this week. After the recent eclipse you are left with bits of insight. Let this navigate you. This week is a good time to take up healing activities like yoga and meditation. Focus on yourself this week.

Leo (July 22 – Aug. 23) - This week you might feel out a place with a lack of confidence. Your take home message is to take control of the situation. Towards the end of the week, if you go after a romantic relationship remember that you can be confident while not being threatening.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 23) - After realizing you're heading in the wrong direction and feel stuck, this week is a good time to focus your energy on healing others. Your extra insights and intuition make you a good person to confide it. Be careful to not let your sensitivity become destructive to your own mental health.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23) - This week's powerful universe might make you feel extra tired, however, this is a good time to focus on your family and love life. Look at family dynamics to see if there is room to improve relationships. With dating, the end of the week makes you more lively and potential partners will be drawn to you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 22) - The first half of the week is time to be creative through art, writing, or music. Financially, if you are cautious with time, this week will be beneficial to you. Be careful in communication. Remember that the message isn’t always as important as the manner its delivered in.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) - This week is simple and easy for you. Focus on ensuring you have a strong financial foundation and your love life and relationships with friends and family.  Go out this weekend and see who you meet. A possible partner will be receptive to your sexual desires.  

Capricorn (Dec. 21 – Jan. 20) - Take notes this week. Things may seem out of control but you have to roll with it to get through the week. This is a good time to learn. This weekend stay at home and curl up with a good book or paint.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) - Sit tight this week. You are getting restless because you sense big changes coming. There is nothing you can do but wait it out and keep yourself together. This week focus on your emotional well-being. Also go for a run this weekend for physical well-being. 

Pisces (Feb. 18 – March 20) -  We get messages from the universe all the time, but this week it's up to you to act on those messages. Your persuasive energy this week will make you a good communicator. Just remember to focus on the communication not necessarily the message.

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