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Guest Post: January in the Stars by Michael O'Connor

Hello all! I realize I have been rather quiet as of late. In an effort to get more happening here, I have invited a guest contributor, a Canadian astrologer I've known online for a few years, to offer monthly astrological profiles and some rough sun sign horoscopes. I found his Pisces one to be accurate. January is almost over, but I'm including January's horoscopes anyway to give you a taste of what's to come. February's will appear at the beginning of the month. I hope you enjoy!

Horoscope for January 2019

Tip of the Month:

2019 begins with an assertive stride. The lingering influence of the New Moon in Sagittarius in early December carries mixed and complex emotions. An otherwise jubilant mood is countered by deep suspicions and secrecy as indicated by Mercury and Venus both is Scorpio in the New Moon chart. Mars conjunct Neptune in that chart sends the spiritually determined into battle to face their demons while many more seek various forms of refuge, distraction and escape. The Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 6th activates a new cycle. Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries suggests debate and conflict. Sun, Moon, Saturn, Pluto and Lunar South Node in Capricorn feel heavy, Venus in Scorpio is little help, weaving intrigue. Secure provisions, get the popcorn, then fasten your seat belts, ready to ride.                                              

Aries (Mar 21- Apr 19)

Out of the gates early, your ambitions are running high. Yet, these are as much directed to personal needs as outer interests, perhaps more. Dreams of travel and adventure escalate all month, amidst eclipse irruptions…

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

As the year begins you feel abundant and expansive. A veracious appetite is a source of excitement, provided it can be satisfied and there may be a few categories. If so, you feel strong, proud, robust and determined.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20)

Feeling deep yet expansive is an interesting blend. A lighter state steadily emerges especially after the New Moon. You are happy to receive and share, but giving without spontaneous reciprocation will find you feeling detached.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

2019 likely begins on a fairly peaceful, even happy, note. Changes in relationship fronts arrive early. Determined to remain committed, you are willing to dig deeper and learn. Do so reveals leadership and strength.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

Changes in your daily rhythm go to the next level as January unfolds. A creative wave grows and demands your surrender. Having more discipline is implied and you are happy to comply, even driven to do so.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep  22)

A busy pace meets the advent of 2019 and on a variety of fronts. New levels of power are rising, slowly yet surely. Magnanimous attitudes are required and bring bigger returns later. A spirit of giving brings immediate blessings.


Libra (Sep 23 - Oct  22)

Although busy, a relative calm launches the year, like a ship leaving port amidst small waves. Soon after, storm clouds gather and the wind is stronger. No big deal, you are still happy, yet see the wisdom in staying sober.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Counting your blessings feels easy as January unfolds. Inspired, you are happy and willing to make the effort to learn. Sights set on the future, your reach is higher than usual. Meanwhile, big changes brew on relationship fronts.

Sagittarius (Nov  22 - Dec 21)

An expansive mood leads you into 2019. Heart-opening experiences in 2018, some perhaps painful, find you feeling moved, sensitive, lucid, even inspired. The dichotomous hands of fate have stretched and opened you.

Capricorn (Dec  22 - Jan 19)

A bit slow to emerge from your hermitage and if so, quietly, the Solar Eclipse in your sign will serve to activate a momentum. Yet, you will remain quiet, contemplative, studious perhaps and ideally. You are busy though, working on yourself.


Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

A largely happy and fairly bubbly year end, despite a fairly heavy workload, spills over into 2019. In some respects, this momentum rises, yet you are still happy to lay low and rejoice in simple quietude as much as you can, as well.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

In some respects, you feel on top of the world, yet it is also cold up there. Still, you yearn to be seen and heard, yet on your own terms and such that others clearly see your gifts. Your ambitions are strong at the get go.



Michael O'Connor

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Michael has over 25 years experience as a Professional Astrologer. His work is supported by over 30-years of practice in Chaldean Numerology and by ongoing cross-cultural studies in spirituality, depth psychology, metaphysics, and the human potential movement. Dedicated to his clients and consistent with his focus, Michael has helped thousands of people to achieve greater self-awareness in their relationships both personal and professional authentic self-actualization. He lives in Montreal, QC.

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Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison) has been a traditional witch most of her life, and she is a licensed Wiccan minister and a Third Degree initiate in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions. Author of "The Witch's Eight Paths of Power" (Red Wheel/Weiser 2014) and contributor to "Pagan Consent Culture" and "The Pagan Leadership Anthology," she also writes "Between the Shadows" at Patheos' Pagan channel and contributes to Gods & Radicals. Sable is just breaking out as a speculative fiction writer under her legal name, and a new serial, the Wyrd West Chronicles, will be released on the Spring Equinox this year. Like most writers, she does a lot of other things to help pay the bills, including music, Etsy crafts, and working part time at a bookstore. She lives in Vernon, BC, Canada with her two life partners and her furbabies in a cabin on the edge of the woods.


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