Horoscope for the Week: January 17, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of January 17

Tip of the Week:

In the wake of the first Full Moon of the year, emotions are running high. The sobering state of the human condition continues to beat at our doors. There is a solution to every problem which can only be accessed when we are true. One of the main issues is that due to free will, we can choose contrary to what constitutes our authentic self. With many voices rising selling with seductive slogans of wealth and that you can be anything and have everything you want many are lured to sell out. Call it free will, ambition, or greed, either way it is probably not destiny. Everyone wants to be successful in their own right and that is good. But when success is vain and it leads us to close our doors to authentic and meaningful contributions, we all lose. Sadly, in many respects we are all losing. With each new day all the old problems we have heard about for so long have not only not gone away, they have gotten bigger. The seduction of the popular notion of success hisses like a serpent and distracts us from seeing a deeper truth. The greatest gift of Astrology is that it so accurately points people in directions that constitute authentic success. It outlines the path of our destiny, which is varied in scope and which is a co-creative journey which empowers us to achieve our full potential, or not. It speaks to one’s deepest sense of self-knowing. Astrology is simultaneously a psychology, philosophy and science of nature that gives voice to a universe that is conscious. If you have trouble ‘believing this’ it may be because you have never had a deep and intimate reading of your Birth Chart before. Beyond all predictions, good Astrology focuses deeply upon your core nature. I invite you to give it a try, to put it to the test. The world needs you now to be fully and authentically you.


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Looking back over the past 18 months or so will remind you how much you have changed. Hopefully you are you happy with the new you that is emerging. There is more to come and a good deal of it this year. The past few weeks have perhaps been heavy. There is time to weave deeper wisdom into your choices. Fortunately, you will feel reignited this week.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

If you have been yearning for some extra attention you will get your wish very soon. This is also a good time to approach authority figures for favours and earned rewards. Yet, you may want to avoid making any extra commitments just now. The focus remains on healing unbalanced relationship patterns and you may have a full plate.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

You are coming out of a tough stretch. Your twin may have found reason and opportunity to play these past few weeks, but not both of you. Now you both will be able to enjoy a more equal satisfaction level. Opportunities to express yourself more creatively and to get some recognition and hopefully some reward for it are on the horizon. See the lights….


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You have been shaken and stirred especially in the relationship department of late. It is all part of an expansion process destined to occur. It may be described as pushing you out of your comfort zone. The key now is to trust that there is purpose woven into it and there is. As the co-writer of your life script, how would you like this story to proceed?


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

If you have been waiting for some inspiration to be more social and have more fun, your patience is about to be rewarded. Your may still have to give more to feel the spirit and make things happen. Yet, already this week new ideas have been sparked and exchanged with others. This momentum will grow but to get the most out of it take action now.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Getting organized to get creative continues. Yet this week a shift in the gears will lead you to get creatively organized. Perhaps it is your living space, or your thoughts, or your goals and dreams that require a better system. This trend will last for up to several weeks actually. Intend to make full use of it. Take your time to do it right.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

A good deal of activity close to home should be keeping you busy. Seeing your home, or at least a power zone within it, as your headquarters and/or office will help. Mars in your sign through to July 2014 will help you to overcome obstacles and enter new territory. Some of it is psychological which implies an inspiration and attitude upgrade.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Making some key power plays early in the game is a top priority now. Yet, you may have to overcome some obstacles first. Inner fears, lack of clarity or conviction may be at issue. Home and family matters may be unsettled and disruptive. Generally, you have to navigate through emotional ups and downs. Take just one solid lead and it will inspire you.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

The building upon new foundations has already begun. These will occur amidst the continued clearing process that has been underway for some time. Breaking through inner and outer lines of resistance to the call of your destiny is featured. To know what is true, ask yourself if you are rationalizing or listening to your heart felt feelings, your inner authority.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

A new quality of individuality has been emerging within you since spring 2011 in particular. Over the past six months or so your social influence has been rising. Together these have contributed to you being more assertive lately. The focus is split between family and business. Aim to balance giving with getting attention now.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Faithful perseverance is the key now and will remain so through to summer especially. This is probably not the time to initiate new projects; it seldom is just prior to our birthday. Practice self-acceptance and self-acknowledgement now to boost your psychological immune system against hidden fears of failure or rejection. Your resolve is strong now, make the most of it.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Meeting people, making friends and/or increasing your social network are all likely possibilities now. As good as this is it may also be a distraction from important creative projects producing an inability to be fully present on either front. This current could remain active for another two weeks anyway. Focus to manage your time and concentrate on one thing at a time.


Michael O’Connor




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