Astrology by Lisa Stardust

Before the Sun switches signs and enters Aquarius, it aligns with the North Node of Destiny on January 19. This will bring opportunities to the forefront of our peripheral and give us the energy boost we need to get through the afternoon. The Sun moves into Aquarius in the evening of the 19th and brings us all together to implement change in society and in our lives. The Sun and Mercury retrograde connect on January 23, making it the best time of the retrograde to make plans and take action. Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th and the following day Mercury retrograde re-enters Capricorn. These planetary shifts are urging us to reassess and transform our lives under January 25’s Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio.

Witch Tips:

January 25’s Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio is asking us to release and evolve. Make a list that states all you wish to bring into your orb. Be clear about what you want to bring in. Place the letter of intention under a burning white candle (which should be placed in a bowl with a little water for the spirits) to shift your life. Follow through by making such transformations happen in your daily life. Stick to what you want to shift and manifest. 


Don’t be afraid to be direct with others this week. Although it’s hard to deal with different personalities, you’ll be able to have straightforward discussions with minimal issues by sticking to the points that are on topic. Don’t veer from the list of what needs to be said and done.


Big career advancements are in store for you! Whether it be a raise or promotion, your superiors at work are taking notice and giving you praise for a job well done. If you are a freelancer or self-employed, then you can expect amazing news that will change your professional scope this week. 


If you’ve been feeling stuck or in a rut, this is the time to make changes. Instead of adhering to societal norms or standards, you should do what you want. Don’t ignore the voice within that’s in need of transforming. You have the power and will to make things happen. 


Who’s the boss? Is it you, friends, or partners? Rather than asserting power (or vice versa), try to find a common ground to connect and understand the motives of others. If you come into a conversation hot, then drama follows. Choose kindness to ignite the way in bettering such dynamics.


You run the risk of fouling up when you don’t listen to criticism. The people who surround you are here to lend guidance. They want you to do well at everything you do — even if it doesn’t feel that way. Take their critiques lightly and be gentle on yourself, Leo. 


Luck is on your side, giving you the fortitude and determination to make shifts and attain greatness. The only caveat is that you may not listen to your intuition, which will guide you towards achieving your goals. These gut feelings will lead you towards the future you envision for yourself. 


We are all scared of being unsuccessful, that doesn’t mean we let fear hold us back from putting ourselves out there and giving work more energy. This week you’ll come to see that the only one who’s naysaying your talents is you. Believe in your gifts and success will follow. 


Now is not the time to throw the gambit down and make decisions. Allow yourself time to think about the best ways for you to move forward in relationships and projects. Keeping an open mind and seeing all the sides to the matter will help you make the right choices.


Your confidence is wobbling, making you second guess the direction that you are currently taking. Don’t let self-doubt take you off the path that you’ve been wandering down. Instead of questioning yourself, write down all the positives to give an optimistic boost — also to restore your energy and faith.


It may appear and feel as if you’re juggling too many balls at the moment, which is why the cosmos are urging you to reassess and reorganize what is important. Then, you can tend to matters that need to get done and won’t waste energy on situations that aren’t consequential. 


Be aware that a lot of the energy you are feeling is from the people that you’ve been surrounding yourself with. They are protecting their emotions onto you, which is making you mirror their actions. Take a step back before you react to the situation to understand what you’re experiencing. 


You don’t have to push yourself to take on the world this week. Rather than do the maximum, make a plan that allows you to do all you can at a pace that works for you. This will ensure you have time for yourself and work without experiencing emotional burnout.

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