In The Stars
Your Weekly Horoscope
by RJ MacDonald
Week of January 21 - 28
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It is likely that you will experience some instability in your life at this time as your mind will be significantly more prone to changes of will and intention - you many find yourself intending one thing at one moment and another thing at the next moment. You may find yourself, at times, in a state of hyper-stimulation and it is possible that you may experience some insomnia now. It may be advisable at this time to suspend important decisions that are not urgent and thus allow your perceptions to deepen rather than trying to form commitments to projects and activities that may very well be changed the next day. Essentially the important thing is that you allow for more feeling and intrinsic value that is based on that deeper, underlying feeling -- that may be somewhat compromised and difficult because your mind is in a predominant mode of logic and rationality and thus your mind may be a little out of touch with your deeper underlying and feeling based values - but it is those values that are really important in relation to making decisions.
This is a time when you may experience some frustration in respect to the exercise of your will, that is your "intent" in relation to activities or personal projects. There are generally two ways to look at the situation if in fact you find that to be the case. Perhaps your first reaction might be to become even more willful, wound up and intense about manifesting your intentions but the problem with that is that at this time you may very well overlook that aspect of life that is all too real in human experience, that is the inevitable encounter with "contingencies" - there ought to be an intuitive point at which time you come to understand that either life is not supporting your current endeavors or is not supporting your particular manner of application. And that is the point at which you might try the alternative view and application, that is one that takes account less of your particular intent and more of what life may be trying to "say" to you. But it is not simply that you might alliteratively take a look at your own personal environment, the situation and circumstances and conclude that a different plan of action is needed. Instead what may be required is that you become less "pro-active" and rather allow life to introduce to you to elements in your plans, goals, intentions, visions, etc. that, in your human limitations, you simply cannot see or predict currently. Certainly that requires a more passive and accepting view of your life "situation" than you may tend towards currently.
This is a time when you will likely find yourself to be more wound up, intense, willful and perhaps impatient in relation to getting what you want. Be careful in respect to not being as tolerant as you ought to be or would be normally. You are also likely to attract and possibly make new friends at this time but they, as well, may be in the same mode of intensity and willfulness as yourself - in fact that may be the common ground in the mutual attraction. Don't allow any highly driven "friend" to spur you on to act impulsively. Others may find you to be somewhat aloof or unusually detached emotionally at this time - best to be aware of the degree of your emotional expression at this time - or the lack of it. This would otherwise be a good time to engage or begin what you might see as your "ideal" activities or hobbies.
You may find that a considerable number of changes are taking place at this time - the important thing is to look at the ultimate outcome rather than what you might "lose" at present. The aspects of your life that are not working at present may have to be analyzed and broken down, that is, taken apart in order to build or rebuild new components that are ultimately more constructive. This can certainly apply to individual or group situations where the interaction does not amount to any significant good for anyone concerned.
At this time the focus will largely be on relationships. Important issues involving your need to make compromises or accommodations for your close relationships or partnerships may form in your consciousness now. Because the accent is on others at this time, it will not likely be of any benefit to you to be in an significant state of social withdrawal or seclusion. You may simply experience this time as one in which you are "compelled" to give your one-to-one relationships some significant focus and this may definitely include meeting "the other" half way. Personal vanity is particularly subject to downfall at this time because this is especially a time when the "required" focus and consideration is on "the other" as opposed to yourself. You may have to place your own vanities and drives aside for the time being and lend time and energy to another for his or her benefit. Even if you are not directly involved in taking special measures in supporting another it is likely that you will at least have to curtail your own drives and purposes in respect to your need to consider how another's needs may not be sufficiently met if due consideration from you is not given - it is important to keep in mind now that life is a two-way street.
There may be times, at present, in which you find that the romantic department of your life presents some tension and difficulties. The best way to view and approach this is to maintain your integrity in relation to any situations where you are prompted to compromise your values - you may have to shut the door in relation to another who would be inclined to use you and who may not have sufficient regard or respect for you - do not compromise your values or integrity. You may also have to be patient now and even if you experience a little bit of loneliness, at times, it is likely that you will see that state as far more valuable to your well-being, in comparison to a situation where you jump the gun in a mode of impatience and find yourself in a very uncomfortable relationship. This is a good time for projects requiring a good measure of creativity but you will need to be disciplined and to become quite structured in your methods of procedure.
The foundational aspects of your life may require attention now - that is, that area of your life that includes your sense of community and belonging, most centrally experienced through family and home or "residence." Renovation or repair work in respect to your residence may be required now. There may be a need to take a look at some "structural" issues in respect to your home, such as the roof, walls, drainage, doors and the like. Issues centered within and revolving around the family may become more apparent than usual now, especially in respect to your father. In any case there may be some challenges in relation to your family where responsibilities should be carefully considered, that is in contrast to engaging in any impulsive action that might lead to greater restrictions later. You may feel like you have a personal quest to establish security and stability now, especially in respect to your family and community - a sense of "belonging" may be quite important to you at this time. It would be wise to be realistic regarding any rent or mortgage issues now - exercising responsibility may keep the "control" in your own hands. If you are having difficulties with sleep or disquieting dreams it might be best to try some mild exercise prior to going to bed.
You may engage in an unusual amount of short trips in your local environment at this time. Communications will probably also be significantly on the rise as there will likely be a need to coordinate yourself with others now in relation to all your extra "running around," that is, in your short trips, here and there, to get small practical tasks and short term projects done. It may be important now to make an effort to avoid getting caught up in idle and passing conversations that amount to nothing really more than passing distractions. Stay focused on the practical work and responsibilities that you have in front of you and try to prioritize those activities which have the most importance - this may be quite important, given the temporary juggling act that you have to perform now.
At this time you will likely feel more optimism and inspiration, in relation to things in general. Your mood will likely be a little elevated and you will be more prone to find humor in your daily experiences. This is a good time for planning, as your vision of the future is probably more accurate than usual and you are more goal oriented now. You are also more likely to initiate activities now and to act in a more independent manner. Self-directed learning may come into play at this time.
At this time you may find yourself focusing on your personal resources now more than usual. Of coarse, the most general and direct resource is often considered to be your financial assets, in the most simple terms, your money. It may be a good idea now, though, to take stock of the more subtle aspects of your resources and as to how that source of wealth might generate a healthier or improved financial picture for yourself. It might be a good idea to go beyond or deeper than your direct and immediate assets such as home, automobile and bank account and rather look at what you possess as your natural talents. If you are not already using and applying those things of value and getting a return on that directly or indirectly this might be a very good time now to reassess as to what you can do with what you have got, that is, as your most personal resource, which is your abilities and talents, especially in the sense that what you have got, you have got to give and what you have to give, you will be given a fair return on, by the just hand of life. Keep in mind that a reward implies a reaction to an initial action and that initial action can be based on you're simply giving what you have got to give, whether that be of the physical or metaphysical.
You may find that at this time the spotlight is on you regardless of whether or not you want it to be. This will be a significant time for exercising your strength of character and maintaining your integrity. Your personality is stronger now and more projective and your energy level is likely higher than usual as well. This would be a good time to act in a rather independent manner and from the inner-most core of your own personality. Be careful not to come across to others at this time in a manner that is excessively confident or arrogant. This would be a good time to demonstrate your values through constructive examples in contrast to just "talking the talk." You may feel rather independent at this time and more inclined to "go it alone" but at the same time it may be important for you to avoid behaving in a self-centered or ego-centric manner. Your leadership qualities may be tested now.
Your inner life may now become more important to you than your outer life. You will likely become more introverted and less extroverted than usual and likely more inclined to experience your life now in a spiritual mode as opposed to a secular mode. At this time you may find your sensitivity towards the arts such as music and poetry and drama increasing. You may find yourself wanting to spend more time alone and you may even want to become secluded at times. You may ponder your spiritual life and you may find yourself asking questions such as why you are presently experiencing life in the way that you are as you may simply feel less in control now than you would like to be, in relation to those experiences that enter your life. This is a good time to ask yourself how you can make improvements to your life by framing it in spiritual terms, in fact this is a very good time to consider how the principal of karma ("As you sow so shall you reap.") is influencing your life and what you can do to increase the grace in your life as opposed to the uninvited difficulties.
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