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Horoscope: January 1, 2018

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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Ideas have power. Every Capricorn knows that. This may be the reason that, no matter what you’re discussing or who you’re talking to, you’ll always keep certain facts to yourself or, perhaps, will alter them in some way. While you imagine this gives you power, it only confuses matters. And it’s something this birthday chart accents. Notice how vulnerable being open makes you feel. But do it anyway, and you’ll soon sense a new, and astonishing, freedom and sense of courage.

Aries March 20 – April 19

In early December your ruler Mars moved into one of the most complex and reflective portions of your chart. Since then you’ve faced puzzling issues, often alone but mostly in connection with others. And, often, those individuals differed with you. Challenging as it’s been, you’ve learnt lots and accomplished even more.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Last week, your ruler Venus moved into the most inquisitive portion of your chart and met the planet of focus, Saturn, which had moved there only days before. This began an exciting and ultimately rewarding cycle of exploration, one that will result in numerous plans, some for now and others for the future.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Somebody seems sure that you have the answer they need for one particularly complex situation. While you may, you’d be wise to steer clear of the individual in question, at least now, while they’re in such a demanding and emotional state. Wait a few days, until they’re calmer. Then talk things over.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

Although every sign is influenced by the Full Moon, the fact it’s in Cancer indicates that your feelings will be heightened but, as much, you’ll be facing changes. Unsettling, if not worrying, as these seem now, within days you’ll realise they’re exactly what’s necessary to untangle persistent and puzzling dilemmas.

Leo July 22 – August 22

As much as you’d like to be out and about, certain matters on the domestic front need attention. While you’ve hoped that others would spot and deal with these, it’s clear they don’t fully understand what’s required. Even more, you know exactly what needs to be done, and would rather do it yourself.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

While your ruler Mercury’s retrograde cycled ended over a week ago, you’re still untangling certain errors and discovering as yet undetected mistakes. Don’t blame yourself for having missed these. With so much powerful planetary activity taking place, and triggering powerful changes, even you will have had trouble keeping track of it all.

Libra September 23 – October 22

For ages you’ve intended to give some serious thought to elements of your domestic setup that once worked, but no longer does. But something has always distracted you. However, with the Sun, your ruler Venus and the powerful Pluto all newly arrived in this portion of your chart, the time has come to conduct that review.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Being a conscientious Scorpio, the phrase ‘knowing your own mind’ is central to your thinking. So much, you wonder why others mention it. You’d never do or say something, without it being something you regard as accurate and believe in. But not everybody thinks that way. Keep that in mind now.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

Because you are a fire sign, so think and act swiftly, you’re upset when situations are so slow they’re annoying. Often you’ll lose interest before you’re done. Except now, you really must finish what you’re doing. Which means pacing yourself in a way that doesn’t come naturally, but is absolutely essential.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Every Full Moon brings both circumstances and feelings to a peak. And because the current one accents the structure of your life, both at home and out in the world, the questions you’re mulling over are complex. Rather than struggle to make decisions, for now, focus on exploring your options. That’s enough.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

Powerful as the current Full Moon may be for many, from your perspective, next month’s is far more important. In fact, because it’s in your sign, Aquarius and an eclipse, you can expect suprising events, if not breakthroughs. Knowing this dynamic period is coming, ensure any plans between now and then are flexible.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Only days ago, you were under the powerful and positive influence of the link between courageous Mars and your ruler Neptune. While the plans or promises you made then seemed realistic at the time, you’re increasingly less sure they’ll work out. Don’t give up, at least not yet. Persist. You’ll be glad you did.