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Horoscopes June 2017

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We are all seeking relief in these difficult times. While June may or may not bring the things that you crave, it will offer significant shifts in the astro weather, beginning with with strong fire and air energies and ending with deep watery depths. As three planets move into Cancer this month, remember that the crab can be emotive and moody while remaining sympathetic and nurturing. This cardinal water sign swims in the Yin undercurrent of our subconscious desires. Cancer’s vulnerability and nostalgia are not valued under our capitalist society that dictates production and action at any cost, so we often disregard the strengths of this archetype. Cancer season brings familial love and connection, as well as deep healing potential. Remember to indulge your senses (smell, hear, taste, see and touch) as we move towards the initiation of summer and Cancer season.

  • June 9th: The Full Moon in Sagittarius seeks to connect us to our deepest truth, no matter how bitter it may under Saturn’s influence. Jupiter in Libra stations direct the same day, moving us forward as we seek abundance and growth through our connection to others.
  • June 16th: Neptune stations retrograde and hours later the Moon meets Neptune in Pisces. Use the energy of this day to dream up utopias for future generations, and use Saturn’s structure to refine these dreams and guide you to action. 
  • June 20th: The Summer Solstice signifies the start of Cancer season as the Sun moves into the sign of the crab.
  • June 21st: Mercury moves into Cancer, joining Mars and Sun in the sign of the moody healer. With three planets in Cancer, opposing Pluto in Capricorn, the collective is called to nurture and protect our roots.
  • June 23rd: The New Moon in Cancer represents a major opportunity for healing, receiving messages from our deep subconscious, planting an intention or establishing a new goal for the rest of 2017. What needs to be nurtured, replenished and emotionally tended to at this time?

 ARIES RISING (OR ARIES SUN) 

Unpredictable and rebellious Uranus has been in hotheaded Aries since 2011, asking you to redefine how you show up in the world. Think back: have you rediscovered yourself in unexpected ways? Perhaps the shift has been shocking and uncomfortable, or perhaps breaking tradition has freed your inner rebel. In any case, the month begins with charming Venus colliding with electric Uranus on June 3rd, providing an “a-ha” moment about what you love and hold dear. With grounded Saturn refining your worldview, the way to learn your limits is to toe the line between theory and practice. Do you have the courage to invoke radical self-love, unpredictable courage or electric desire? Beware of the poorly expressed side of Venus in Aries which can act on selfish impulse instead of honoring true values. 

TAURUS RISING (OR TAURUS SUN) 

This may sound boring, but bear with me my humble babes, as you often find joy in the mundane. This is the month for taking inventory of your stuff: your money, your belongings and your wealth. Every knick-knack, every childhood birthday card and every priceless, thrifted treasure. Don’t forget to examine internal gifts, talents or skills with gentle curiosity. Take a look at what you treasure and what you have carried from one home to the next. Multifaceted Mercury will be at home in fast moving Gemini June 6th through June 20th, bringing the gift of curiosity over “stuff” of all kinds. This ability to relate to the world around you will be enhanced by high femme queen Venus as she moves into Taurus on June 6th. In this sign, Venus asks you to take advantage of this ability to collect and transmute information, attract others and rediscover the pleasures in life. 

GEMINI RISING (OR GEMINI SUN) 

Stern Saturn has been in your house of relationships since December 2014, helping you structure, define and refine your beliefs about relating to others. Remember astro newbies: when I say “relationships” I’m not just talking romantic monogamous partners; I’m talking roommates, close friendships, lovers and beloved co-workers and the people who drive you to the airport and bring you comfort foods when you’re ill. As the bright summer Sun and versatile Mercury move through your first house of self this month, watch out for conflicts or tensions between self-expression and the expectations you have for others.  This will be especially true from June 14th through June 18th. Remember that your dualistic nature is a gift, allowing you to see these issues from all sides.   

CANCER RISING (OR CANCER SUN)

As a lunar babe, you’re a big ball ‘o feels, but let’s not pretend those feelings are all gentle and kind. Assertive warrior Mars moves into sidestepping Cancer on June 4th and stays there until July 20th. The collective vibe will be irritable, self-protective and sensitive. You might feel called to protect yourself and fight for self-preservation. There are lots of ways to fight: maybe you withdraw and stay inside with Netflix and something to snuggle in order to defend that inner tenderness, or maybe you fight with Mars energy and uncover a new way to assert yourself. As you channel your gut impulses, remember that Mars in hard-shelled Cancer can use emotional waters to cut others down and drown them. Water power is passive, but it’s also erosive, especially when colluding with destructive Pluto and limiting Saturn.  

LEO RISING (OR LEO SUN) 

I know you love play more than most, my bright kitten. Your fun has been somewhat more serious since the end of 2014, with Saturn in your house of fun, sex  and creativity. Rigid Saturn in freedom loving Sagittarius has been your guide in refining your creative vision, while Uranus moves through your house of philosophy and worldview. How has your awareness been expanded? How has it offered you insights into things you never could have anticipated? How can you remain flexible and allow spirituality and theory to unfurl before you? Use your charm, fueled by Venus in Taurus, after June 6th to favorably influence your public life with beauty and harmony. Now is a wonderful opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor or to get guidance about the work you’re here to do. 

VIRGO RISING (OR VIRGO SUN) 

We all know you can be a little uptight, Virgo, but your ability to plan, calculate and dissect helps you get what you need in this earthly realm. Early in the month, take advantage of giantess Jupiter in balanced Libra expanding your values, money and financial resources. From June 6th to June 19th, the bright Sun and charming Mercury in Gemini in your house of career and public life give you a great opportunity to ask for what you want out of your career. If it makes sense, ask for a raise or increase your sliding scale rate for your healing arts practice. As Mars moves into sensitive Cancer on June 20th, tap into your nurturing nature when working in groups. Work with others to meet your goals and find ways to engage in social justice work in your community. 

LIBRA RISING (OR LIBRA SUN) 

You are skilled at the balancing act of pleasing others and making new friends, harmonious honey, but what moves you? What issues or causes push you to own your perspective on justice? How can you expand your awareness and lend your relational gifts globally or in your own neighborhood association? On June 9th, Jupiter starts to move direct, supporting the integration of what you have learned since the giant planet started her retrograde journey in February 2017. Now is the time to recognize your gifts and apply them. Lead with your beautiful heart and don’t downplay your talents. Self-love and self-appreciation are important at this time. If you’re still not sure what I’m talking about, you may gain some clarity when erratic Uranus and tenderhearted Venus collide in Aries on June 3rd, bringing an unexpected replay of some you-vs-me energy.  

SCORPIO RISING (OR SCORPIO SUN) 

What do you believe, you powerful creature? What is truth and what is not? What philosophies do you value and which belief systems are you ready to retire? Expansive Jupiter has been sitting in your house of hidden or subconscious affairs since September 2016 and will stay there until October 2017. You are much less ego-driven at this time, and your ability to empathize has increased. Whether you are strongly drawn to the occult, the church or the academic institutions, look for connection to higher knowledge. As Mars moves into your house of educational systems and collective knowledge on June 4th, be careful not to confuse yourself with your ideologies; you are more than what you believe. 

SAGITTARIUS RISING (OR SAGITTARIUS SUN) 

All work and no play is pretty boring, my daring darling. It's time to celebrate where you’re at right now. Even if you're far from your goal, the first half of June presents some lovely opportunities to stop thinking and start doing. During the early hours of June 3rd, sweet yet salty Venus in Aries meets up with unexpected Uranus. If you’re able, set this day aside for something self-indulgent or leave it open to the unexpected. The first weekend of the month will provide opportunities to pursue a creative, fun hobby or help playfully transform some of the hard work that has consumed you. You can’t push blindly forward without sitting down and digesting your experiences first. Reflect on where you’ve come from and give yourself a pat on the back.  

CAPRICORN RISING (OR CAPRICORN SUN) 

There are plenty of opportunities for power struggles, so treat yourself to a little Venus in Taurus style pampering this month; the pleasures of self-care are a necessity, not a luxury. As three quick moving planets move into caring Cancer, you may find your energies focused on others in your life. On June 4th, impulsive Mars moves into Cancer, followed by the ego-led Sun and dualistic Mercury (June 20th and 21st). Depending on your personal natal chart, the shift from fire to water energy will be either a wet blanket or the cool drink of water you’ve been searching for. Find a healthy balance between self-neglect and self-obsession.  Don't let others control you. You’re a sturdy babe; find a way to embody the saying, “do no harm but take no shit.” 

AQUARIUS RISING (OR AQUARIUS SUN)

You insightful, brilliant genius friend: are you ready to get to work? The full moon in Sagittarius on June 9th will give you an opportunity to cut away the garbage and get to some deep healing with the support of your community. You are a visionary and this full moon will serve up  some harsh realities. It’s time to heal and stop avoiding the breakthrough you’re ready for.  Maybe your next step is to do the Saturn work of releasing emotions by tossing your ego into your daily routines and work. While Mars is in Cancer (June 4th through July 20th), you will find the fuel to get things done. Think of it as parenting yourself. Whatever the framework, it’s time to prioritize the activities, medications, routines or short-term fasts that aid you in freeing yourself from what plagues you.

PISCES RISING (OR PISCES SUN) 

Though this month will likely be tense, the Cancer new moon on June 23rd is just the thing to soothe your weary soul. With four planets in Cancer (the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars) in your house of self-expression, this new moon offers you a chance to truly heal from a deep soul wound or see a major paradigm shift. Seed new moon ideas and plans that you’d like to hatch in December 2017. During Cancer season, which begins on the new moon and lasts until July 22nd, find the self-love and self-acceptance you’ve been aching for. Be your most radiant self and find outlets for fun and play. Nurture the joy in your life.


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Deep Sea Astrology is Kelsey Branca, a multi-faceted queer femme astrologer. She has been studying astrology since she was a teen and completed the PSA 2nd-year-program in 2016. Kelsey's astrology practice incorporates an anti-oppression framework and she is committed to uplifting marginalized voices and dismantling racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, cissexism, etc. that is pervasive in astrology communities and beyond. Find her sporadic astro writing on Instagram @deepseaastrology or contact her for a collaborative reading at deepseaastrology@gmail.com or Deep Sea Astrology on Facebook.

Horoscopes April 2017

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The collective monthly overview includes reference to planetary transits and aspects for additional detail, while the individual zodiac horoscopes focus on transit effects and actions.  Read for your rising sign if you know it and/or your sun sign. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new horoscopes are released. 

Retrograde Focus We’re all familiar with the annual urge to spring clean. As flower bulbs push through the ground and buds form on the branches, we’re equally inspired to breathe new life into our physical spaces. This April, we are also asked to clean up our psychological baggage. With a whopping four planets in retrograde, this is the granddaddy of mulligans, and our chance to try different approaches in order to manifest the results we are seeking. We will have lots of love in our corner as we endeavor to change the constructs that hold us back, as both the Libra Full Moon on the 11th, and Taurus New Moon on the 26th, are ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love who encourages us to seek balance and beauty in our relationships to people, spaces and resources.

Our month of retrogrades begins with an Aries infused Venus moving back into Pisces on the 3rd. At this point, we’ve reassessed our personal values in relationships and can now apply them to reimagining our self-love and relationship ideals. This may work hand-in-hand with Saturn’s retrograde starting on the 6th, which pushes us to evolve our belief systems. If we do the work, we’ll be charged and open to receive the love we are seeking when Venus goes direct on the 15th. On April 10th, Mercury enters retrograde and brings communication challenges until May 3rd, encouraging us to practice serenity, patience and mindfulness. Finally, Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn on the 20th, encouraging us to change the ways we have been approaching familial, social and political structures.

 

ARIES RISING OR SUN SIGN

During the first week of April, Venus retrograde brings focus to the roles of balance and ritual in your spiritual life, while Saturn retrograde allows you to begin replacing old and outdated world views. Mercury retrograde on the 10th may slow communications and transactions related to financial matters--wait until after May 3rd to move forward with major contracts. The Libra Full Moon may bring change to a business or romantic relationship around the 11th. During the last week of April, you may feel that your material and spiritual philosophies are at odds with each other. Writing down some clear and organized lists about your values will create clarity. On the 26th, the Taurus New Moon helps you manifest intentions for integrating your life values as well as seeking abundance.

TAURUS RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early this month, Venus retrograde invites you to rethink your approach to promoting equality and justice within your community, while Saturn retrograde helps you dissolve ineffective partnerships and make plans that will increase your access to other people’s resources. When Mercury goes retrograde from April 10th to May 3rd, you’ll experience difficulty expressing yourself and may feel some confusion about your place in the world. However, you’ll be making progress throughout the month and the more you can bring organization and structure to your thinking, the more clarity you’ll receive about who you are and what you’re here to do. On the 11th, the Libra Full Moon brings attention to support that helps you succeed at work, and is a good time to honor work relationships with gratitude. At the end of the month, you’ll be super motivated to grow your bank account, and the Taurus New Moon will further help you set intentions for accruing the resources you need.

GEMINI RISING OR SUN SIGN

Venus retrograde brings focus to your career early this month, encouraging you to align vocation and values and to seek balance in the workplace. From April 6th to August 25th, Saturn retrograde will impact your relationships by reorganizing the roles and responsibilities in personal or business partnerships. Following the 10th, Mercury retrograde may hinder communication with your inner-self or higher power. Try opening up different channels for spiritual expression at this time, and take it easy on yourself. The Libra Full Moon may deliver a creative charge, and by the end of the month, you’ll feel increased passion and drive to take life by the handlebars and ride with power. The Taurus New Moon at the end of the month will initiate a process of uncovering desires that have been lying beneath the surface. Connect with the earth to help unearth these feelings--it's time to start digging!

CANCER RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early this month you’ll start rethinking your ideals about beauty and how you give and receive love. You’ll also be restructuring your daily activities with an eye to living your truth and searching for meaning, even in menial tasks. Mercury goes retrograde on the 10th, potentially straining conversations within a community group. At the same time, the Libra Full Moon may bring attention to the balance of relationships in your family. A close relationship will undergo major evolution over the next five months while latent feelings or information begin to surface over this time. The Taurus New Moon at the end of the month helps open new dialogue within the community. Grounding exercises, moments of silence or checking in before meetings will further help group cohesion.

LEO RISING OR SUN SIGN

In the beginning of April, the energies are working to drive active change within the macro and micro aspects of your career. You will also be compelled to act on your philosophical viewpoints, although, you may face opposition or feel bound by daily responsibilities. Around the 10th, the Libra Full Moon may bring focus to sibling or neighbor relationships. As Saturn turns retrograde, you will be challenged to research and seek novel ways to access inspiration and express your creativity. At the end of the month, you may feel more vocal at work, however, communications will be challenged by Mercury retrograde--choose your words carefully. The Taurus New Moon is an opportunity to set intentions for your work to bring you abundance.

VIRGO RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early this month, a creative class may inspire activism that aligns with your worldview. The Saturn retrograde period, starting on the 6th and lasting four months, will serve to realign familiar structures that may have become imbalanced. Additionally, romantic relationships may feel more confusing than usual during the first few weeks of April. Wait to make any moves until after the 21st. You may also be taking action in your career at this time. It will be helpful to collect all the data before going head to head with a colleague. The Taurus New Moon on the 26th is a time to start considering if your material belongings are aligned with your global viewpoints.

LIBRA RISING OR SUN SIGN

In the beginning of April, consider the changes you can make in your daily routine to welcome beauty into your life. This may be as simple as stopping to smell the roses. Saturn retrograde encourages you to restructure opportunities for learning and sharing information, while the Libra Full Moon on the 11th may help to bring balance, bolster confidence and even make your physical appearance more attractive. Toward the end of April, you may find yourself focused on shared experiences of intimacy, shared finances or supernatural events. The magic will be in your corner if you plan to participate in a witchy ritual to honor the Taurus New Moon.

SCORPIO RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early this month, Venus retrograde encourages you to explore new opportunities for creative expression and to reconsider what “beautiful” really means in a creative context. You may also start to realign your material possessions with your values if the two have become disconnected. Starting around the 10th, you may be rethinking some of your relationships. Wait to take action until after May 3rd. The Libra Full Moon will serve to dissolve the ego and deepen your connection with your inner-self. This will ground you and prepare you for relationship development, which will be the focus of your Taurus New Moon on the 26th.

SAGITTARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early this month you’ll be thinking of new ways to give and receive love and create balance within familial relationships. Be open to course corrections during the four month Saturn retrograde period as it helps you refine your direction and get back on track. When Mercury goes retrograde on the 10th, expect some challenges with technology and transportation. The Libra Full Moon may bring attention to your diplomacy in a community matter. Later this month you’ll feel heightened passion in a romantic relationship. The Taurus New Moon on the 26th encourages grounding exercises like gardening or enjoying herbal tea to nurture your daily routine.

CAPRICORN RISING OR SUN SIGN

Early in the four month Saturn retrograde period, you may rethink opportunities for creative expression, and the Taurus new moon on the 26th, will further encourage this artistic experimentation. Saturn retrograde will also brings focus to your spiritual belief systems and encourages you to create an action plan for spiritual development. The Libra Full Moon may illuminate opportunities for greater balance in your career around the 10th. During the last week of April, you’ll be energized and action oriented when it comes to your daily checklists.

AQUARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN

Take time in the beginning of the month to inventory your values, and assess new opportunities for developing resources through the law of attraction. You may see some restructuring of your community groups over the next four months. Starting on the 10th, Mercury retrograde may challenge communication with family members, and around this same time the Libra Full Moon will illuminate your personal connections to global matters. Later this month, you may feel particularly invested in improving your home life. Around the 22nd, you’ll become passionate about a creative project, and you’ll have all the moxie and drive to pull it off. On the 26th, the Taurus New Moon offers an opportunity to invite love and abundance into your family. Celebrate this day with a family outing in nature.

PISCES RISING OR SUN SIGN

At the beginning of April, place your focus on self-love. Be kind and patient with your self, allowing time for reflection and meditation in order to develop a deeper connection with self. Over the next four months you may experience some restructuring in your workplace. Be patient and wait to see what develops before taking action. On the 11th, the Libra Full Moon will heighten expression of intimacy in a relationship. Mercury retrograde will slow the spread of information until May 3rd, further testing you to practice patience. On the 26th, the Taurus New Moon will help to remove blockages in communication.


Ashley's Bio: 

Ashley Quinn is an astrological researcher and writer dedicated to accumulating knowledge, detecting trends and sharing meaningful impressions for harnessing planetary powers. Ashley is a second year graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, a certified yoga instructor, and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently engaged in bringing together these disciplines to offer astro guidance and remediation for individuals and couples, and will be taking new clients in the Fall of 2016

Horoscopes February 2017

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February begins with authoritative communications creating imbalance, stalling out relationship development and obstructing justice. On the 6th, Jupiter enters retrograde in Libra starting a process of balance and restoration through attention to spiritual work. This retrograde will last four months and is likely to bring good fortune if your pursuits are noble. The Leo Full Moon on February 10th will illuminate expressive arts and the power they have to connect people. Mid-month, the energies are fusing in positive ways to bring about reform through acts of love, discipline and action.
 
When the Sun enters Pisces mid-month, the importance of feelings will be emphasized over actions. Focus on subconscious acts to see what is revealed through dreams and the imagination. Around the 22nd, we will experience dynamic tension between changing power structures and our individual abilities to act and pursue passions. A few days later the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces ask us to delve even deeper into the subconscious through meditation. This may also initiate a resurgence of spiritual and religious leadership. At the same time, a sudden an unexpected conflict may arise igniting the will to fight without much premeditation. Always think before acting as this battle may compromise relationships of deep importance.
 
 
ARIES RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
At the beginning of February, your excitement about a personal or business relationship may conflict with your ability to stay focused at work. A few days later, Jupiter retrograde challenges you to take an even deeper look at your relationships as you enter a period of relationship growth and repair over the next four months. On February 10th, the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo will encourage you to express yourself creatively. During the last week of the month, changes in political or business structures may keep you from pushing forward. The February 26th, New Moon and Solar Eclipse is a good time to center yourself with meditation. Through this process you are likely to uncover and act upon unconventional means to break through the structural boundaries that are holding you back.

TAURUS RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
In the first week of February, your idealism may be hindering your ability to complete daily tasks. Jupiter will go retrograde in Libra for four months, allowing you opportunity to reimagine the partnerships that help you get your work done. On February 10th, the Leo Full Moon will bring attention to your home life, where you may be greeted with an emotional performance. Close to the 22nd, you’ll find your drive to pursue spiritual matters is challenged by a big change in your worldview. Make plans to join a community group around the February 26th New Moon and your path to discover the divine will get a jump start, although you may still feel a tug of war between material and mystical acts of service.
 
GEMINI RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
February starts off with some tension between the financial and creative aspects of a partnership. When Jupiter enters retrograde on the 6th, you will start examining your creative outlets with the goal of making them serve your efforts of expansion. This retrograde will last four months. The Leo Full Moon brings focus to how you learn and communicate through experience and expression. When the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th, you’ll be shining at work. A week later, the Pisces Solar Eclipse may set in motion some bigger career changes. At this time you may feel temporarily disengaged from the expressive arts in order to focus on community action or activism.  

CANCER RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Early this month, information revealed through an important relationship will challenge your faith in a family matter. You’ll continue working through this and other matters affecting your home life for the next four months while Jupiter is in retrograde. On the 10th, the Leo Full Moon will push you to reflect on your values through an expressive art. Near the 22nd, expect a relationship change to challenge your status at work. A few days later, the Pisces Solar Eclipse invites you to expand your intellectual and spiritual perspectives through research or travel. At the end of the month, you may experience a sudden change in your career and be pulled between home and work.

LEO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Early this month, your excitement for a novel topic may sidetrack you from your daily work or a service you provide to others. Jupiter retrograde asks you to consider how you serve others and how these acts of service connect to your higher power. On the 10th, the Leo Full Moon manifests a new evolution of your psyche. Your self esteem may increase at this time. You’ll be driven to expand your worldview at the end of the month and this pursuit may be pushed along by making some changes in your daily routine. The Pisces Solar Eclipse will initiate a change in resources that you share with another, perhaps money or sex. At month’s end, you may be afforded a sudden trip that will help expand your horizons.
 
VIRGO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
At the start of the month, your ability to build an outlet for creativity will interplay with the luck you’ve been having financially. With Jupiter retrograde in Libra you’ll have four months to take inventory on your assets in order to determine what will help sustain financial growth. The Leo Full Moon on the 10th will manifest a karmic experience that may have all eyes on you. When the Sun moves into Pisces mid-month, you will be focused on your relationships, especially those that feed the heart and soul. At the end of the month, you may be driven to explore taboo activities involving structured play.  The Pisces New Moon on the 26th will aid you in your pursuit of deep and meaningful relationships.
 
LIBRA RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
The good luck you’ve been experiencing may be challenged after learning new information about your home or family.  On the 6th, Jupiter goes retrograde for four months, at which time you will be called to reflect on spiritual or philosophical matters, and also to examine and correct any behaviors that have become excessive. Around the time of the Leo Full Moon, you may attend a community event that receives publicity. At the end of the month, you’ll experience some tension between a relationship and your family life. Use the February 26th New Moon to bring spiritual ritual into your daily routine. This will help center you as you may need to make a choice between your personal expansion and tending to a relationship that needs your attention.
 
SCORPIO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Jupiter goes retrograde for four months on February 6, encouraging you to foster relationships that help develop your connection with the immaterial. It may feel like your spiritual evolution is slowing at this time, but some karmic good fortune awaits you at the end of the tunnel. The Leo Full Moon, on the 10th, may bring closure to a work project. This may manifest as a speaking engagement. The Sun enters Pisces mid-month, followed by the Pisces New Moon encouraging you to merge spiritual and creative arts to express yourself. At the end of the month, you’ll feel motivated to complete your daily checklists, but take care to maintain balance and not overly exert yourself.
 
SAGITTARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
In the beginning of the month, you’ll be motivated by some community matters to organize your finances. You’ll have the next four months to take inventory on your social circles and clarify which are helping or harming your personal and spiritual development. On the 10th, the Leo Full Moon brings focus to a global matter that is close to your heart. The New Moon on the 26th encourages you to think global but act local, starting with being present and mindful with your family. At the end of the month, you will be creatively energized and challenged to express issues affecting your community through an expressive art.

CAPRICORN RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Early in the month, you may feel overwhelmed by career matters and prompted to learn and adopt mental strategies to separate these thoughts from your personal life. You’ll have the next four months to reimagine your career path as Jupiter enters retrograde. Don’t be afraid to dream big during this time. You’ll have lots of energy to help manifest your career goals this year. On the 10th, the Leo Full Moon may expose a secret you’ve been keeping. The following week you may start to receive some interesting information from friends or neighbors. At the end of the month, you will be ready to act on an unexpected development at home which may create some tension at work as well.   
 
AQUARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
When you start to analyze karmic cause and effect at the beginning of the month, you may feel some discomfort about the current state of affairs. On the 6th, Jupiter goes retrograde and you’ll have four months to reimagine your worldview. Travel during this time may be slow but will further your philosophical expansion. The Leo Full Moon illuminates a relationship matter around the 10th. The next week, your intuition will be more powerful and may shed light on a matter affecting your finances. The Pisces New Moon on the 26th invites you to imagine heart-centered ways to accrue resources. Put your ideas to the test right away, starting by talking to siblings and neighbors.
 
PISCES RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
You’ll be speaking out on community matters early this month, which may affect an issue of shared resources. On the 6th Jupiter enters retrograde for four months asking you to look inward around sexual relationships, death or occult practices in order to expand outward. The February 10th Full Moon in Leo may bring attention to your health. The Sun enters Pisces mid-month with a New Moon following close behind, and aids you in building your confidence, self-esteem and ability to evolve your self development and intuition. At the end of the month, there will be a sudden change affecting your values or resources. You may find yourself focused on this matter independently or drawn to another person to source your power from them.


Ashley's Bio:

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Ashley Quinn is an astrological researcher and writer dedicated to accumulating knowledge, detecting trends and sharing meaningful impressions for harnessing planetary powers. Ashley is a second year graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, a certified yoga instructor, and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently engaged in bringing together these disciplines to offer astro guidance and remediation for individuals and couples, and will be taking new clients in the Fall of 2016

Horoscopes January 2017

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January begins with encouragement to set our goals for the New Year, asking us to plan, organize and persevere in 2017. Early in the month, the Mars-Neptune conjunction can bring action and drive to help realize our dreams. However, our New Year’s resolutions remain stalled until mid-January against our best intentions. When Mercury moves out of its shadow period in late January, events are set in motion. 

Until then, a build-up of energy in Pisces favors activities like meditation, movement and journaling to help connect vision to reality and keep us grounded. The Full Moon in Cancer on January 12th reinforces the need to further nurture our inner selves. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 27th beckons us to examine our experiences and identities by getting a new perspective. It is helpful at this time to participate in group activities because sharing experience with others allows us to take notice of our own unique qualities.

 
ARIES RISING OR SUN SIGN

 
Early in the month, take time to organize your thoughts and create an action plan for achieving professional goals. When Mercury goes direct on January 8th, you will enjoy greater clarity surrounding your philosophical North star, which will benefit the professional path you are paving. During the Cancer Full Moon on the 12th, you may experience strong emotions tied to home and family matters. Focus back on your work after the 13th as research and brainstorming sessions will pay off at this time.  When Mars enters Aries at the end of the month you will feel motivated to take action and charge forward with the plans you have put in place.


TAURUS RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Toward the beginning of January, Mercury, planet of communication, can help you express your needs around sexuality, intimacy and taboo subjects.  Expect some philosophical transformation to result from your communication about these topics at the end of the month. The Cancer Full Moon on January 12th may bring new information to light and afford you reprieve from a fact-finding mission. At the end of the month, the New Moon in Aquarius sets the stage for innovation in your field of work. Think about how to pivot from the norm and you will succeed in disrupting the current paradigm to build new and more effective systems.    
 

GEMINI RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
There will be focus on your relationships this month, setting the stage for deep and potentially disruptive intimacy towards the end of January. When Mercury goes direct on the 8th, you will benefit from both clearer perspective and communication about your subconscious values. The full moon on the 12th will also help you express your needs with grace and charisma.  At the same time, your imagination may be overactive when it comes to a workplace relationship, so wait a few days before making any moves. The Aquarius New Moon at the end of the month promises to stir up your spiritual belief system. Stay open to different philosophies and viewpoints moving into February.  
 

CANCER RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
Early in the month you’ll feel focused on daily tasks and activities, and may feel your health and vitality strengthen at this time.  Mercury goes direct on the 8th, further strengthening your ability to think, act and respond to daily tasks with quick wit and intellect. On the 12th, the Cancer Full Moon brings focus to your identity and is bound to stir up some deep emotions. Grounding rituals like meditation, a hot bath or even comfort food may help to center you at this time. Mid-month you’ll be more focused on the relationships in your life, and will want to practice strong and clear communication skills. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 27th invites you to manifest an unorthodox approach to sharing resources with another.
 
 
LEO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
The Cancer Full Moon on the 12th may stir up emotions and create opportunity for closure regarding a recent spiritual journey. You will be working with strong maternal energy at this time, so take care to nurture yourself and create space for your feelings. Mid-month, Mercury will help you articulate creative ideas, as well as formulate a practical execution plan. On the 27th, the New Moon in Aquarius opens potential for developing an unconventional relationship. At the end of the month you may receive information related to your health, work or care of others that transforms your day-to-day experience. 
 

VIRGO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
The beginning of January brings lots of energy for creative projects as well as an increased capacity for learning, collaboration and relationship building mid-month. On the 12th, the Full Moon in Cancer will provide nurturing energy to restore comfort in your community.  You will also benefit from loving Venus and spiritual Neptune who will be visiting your house of relationships at this time. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 27th encourages you to shake up your routine by incorporating new activities into your daily schedule. At the end of the month, you may be driven to establish deeper bonding and intimacy in an important relationship.
 

LIBRA RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
When Mercury goes direct on the 8th, you will likely have worked out some ideological issues with the help of siblings, neighbors and those close to you in proximity. Soon after, you’ll be encouraged to communicate with your family about how to better organize the tribe and set the team up for success. The Full Moon in Cancer on the 12th will reflect back the success you’ve been building in your career. You will also feel called to creative and visionary work at this time. Practicing diplomacy in your collaboration with others will serve your creative process. Harness the insights you access for the Aquarius New Moon on the 27th, in which you may set intentions for taking your ideas and innovation to the next level.
 
 
SCORPIO RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
In the beginning of the month, you will be encouraged to socialize and communicate with siblings and neighbors with the goal of expanding your horizons. When Mercury goes direct on the 8th, you may find yourself attending to some financial matters that had stalled during retrograde. Mid-month, the Cancer Full Moon will offer an opportunity to set out on a vision quest or short trip into nature, generating spiritual movement in your life.  At the end of the month, the Aquarius New Moon inspires you to breathe new energy into your home life, while vigorous Mars pushes you to create daily habits that will improve your health.     
 

SAGITTARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN
 

Until January 8th, Mercury will continue to encourage reflection about who you are and show up in the world. After the first week of January you will feel more secure communicating about yourself, your needs and your values. The Cancer Full Moon on the 12th may bring heightened intimacy to a personal relationship, in which you may choose to merge together physically or emotionally. Around the same time, you will also be thinking about how to make your home more beautiful and inspiring. The end of January will be a good time to go see a historical movie or start reading a biography when the Aquarius New Moon inspires you to learn about a new topic.
 

CAPRICORN RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
The Sun continues shining on Capricorn through the 20th, with each day providing more and more light following last month’s Winter Solstice.  By the 13th, when Mercury moves back into your sign, you will feel more secure in your understanding of self, and better able to communicate your intentions. This is beneficial as the Full Moon in Cancer is also shining light on how best to nurture your relationships. At the end of the month, the Aquarius New Moon provides opportunities to consider your financial goals and the many possibilities to achieve them, perhaps even unconventional ones. 

 
AQUARIUS RISING OR SUN SIGN

 
In the beginning of January, loving Venus will help you feel more steadfast and bonded with your personal value system.  This may come into play when Mercury goes direct on the 8th, and your community is encouraged to unite around a common viewpoint. Soon after this, you may be looking at opportunities to develop your spirituality by joining an organization or establishing your own rituals as a regular practice. The Cancer Full Moon on the 12th will provide comfort to you regarding a matter of your health or work life. This is a good time to connect with the “mothers” in your life, whether familial or chosen. At the end of the month, the Aquarius New Moon encourages you to look closely at your own identity in order to refine the assets that are working for you and shed the shadows that are not. It will be helpful to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses based on your own unconventional standards instead of societal metrics.  
 

PISCES RISING OR SUN SIGN
 
When Venus moves into Pisces on the 4th, you are inspired to love and accept yourself as you are, and in doing so will radiate physical beauty. Mid-month, this energy heightens and strengthens your spirituality, dream-life and relationship building. The Full Moon in Cancer on the 12th helps channel the Piscean energy further, encouraging your creativity and self expression through the arts. You will find that your ability to communicate and organize community events is strengthened once Mercury is out of retrograde mid-month. The Aquarius New Moon on the 27th asks you to explore some more radical spiritual practices that will have the potential to expand your consciousness.  


Ashley's Bio:

Ashley Quinn is an astrological researcher and writer dedicated to accumulating knowledge, detecting trends and sharing meaningful impressions for harnessing planetary powers. Ashley is a second year graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, a certified yoga instructor, and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently engaged in bringing together these disciplines to offer astro guidance and remediation for individuals and couples, and will be taking new clients in the Fall of 2016