Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 30, 2017

Posted by Eric F Coppolino


You seem to have passed a psychic kidney stone. By that I mean that your ‘unconscious’ mind, the one that blazes to life when you dream, has been working out a puzzle or a problem. This may have been irritating you in ways that you have not put words to yet. They will come gradually, as you make the connections. What you’re feeling is likely to speak in subtle sensation before you’re able to translate it into words.

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Aries (March 20-April 19) — Mars, the Aries planet, has moved into your sign for the first time in two years, and it’s time to pluck up your confidence. This is not a matter of faking it till you make it; rather, it’s time to embrace the reality of your own courage. What stands between you and who you are? What stands between you and what you want to do? I suggest you check two places. One is your concept of authority: for example, if you think something will happen to you if you are real. Another involves the relationship between religion and sex. Yes, this one is a little like chasing roaches; however, the evidence would be found in guilt about what you want, or any form of approach/avoid behavior. Have you ever wondered about these things? Do you ever have the sense that someone is watching you, in your most intimate moments? If so, that suggests you need to claim your right to exist. That’s confidence.


Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Keep your cool, especially in group situations. You must be the spiritual presence; the one who demonstrates devotion to the best of your ability. One of the themes of this year is your individual presence: how you relate to the collectives you’re part of, and how they relate to you. As part of this, you have a chance to look closely at the idea of service. Notice the lines of support between you and the people around you. Notice whether you offer help, and whether it’s offered back to you. Note when it’s missing and see if you can get a sense of how that happens. This is advanced spiritual work, because you’re in an advanced phase of learning. You might think of life this way: you are a gift to the world, and the world is a gift to you. That implies an exchange — and in that exchange you get to express your true creativity.


Gemini (May 20-June 21) — If you haven’t figured out how to gain back an advantage in places where you seemed to keep coming out behind, review the events and conversations of the past few days carefully. You’ll figure out where your power went and how to get it back. This applies particularly to situations where sex and money have been turned into instruments of authority of some kind. You might need to do something radical, like move on entirely. You might need to consistently speak your mind, which means from your deepest truth, not leaving anything out. Those two options might be related. Whatever may be the situation, you seem to have learned that in certain matters, there is no room for compromise. Your integrity is more important than making anyone else happy, or playing anyone else’s game on their terms. You can avoid these situations by telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Aim your sights on some achievement that’s meaningful to you. Pick one; the one that you’ve wanted to do the most for the longest, or the new idea that you’re passionate about. Then stick with it. That’s the key: follow through. First, though, notice what you’ve already been persistent about, but which has been simmering on the back burner. Choose something you’re committed to: that your mind and body come back to on a regular basis, but which is calling for completion. Let this beginning be the commencement of resolving something, or bringing it to fruition. This will take some muscle, some time and some love, and there will be significant rewards for you, both personally and professionally. Cancer is usually viewed as a laid-back sign. But you know you can give it your full thrust when you want to — and now is the time.


Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You must set your own agenda. Right now, you run the risk of letting your choices be made or influenced by the people around you. Stop and ask yourself what you want, and why. Be honest about this. There are likely aspects of life that you’ve set aside for the benefit of others, perhaps as a result of relationship or family responsibilities. That’s not going to work forever. At a certain point you need to establish a pattern of your life in which you are fully included, and that grants you some independence. Remember that many of the patterns holding you down are in your mind. They are part of your own psychological conditioning, and that’s more difficult to change than any relationship structure. That’s because your relationship structures are based on your own thinking. If you’re wondering what’s going on or what to do, that’s the place to start.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The main thing missing from sex is talking about it. People do it; they avoid it; sex shapes and drives their lives in many ways. The one thing that rarely happens is a genuine conversation. That, I would propose, is the thing you need. Three factors tend to stop people. One is the lack of words, and experience using them. The second is embarrassment. The third is the potential consequences. For example, were you to say what you really want and really feel, you might fear getting a reaction that you don’t want to deal with from someone. I would propose, however, that the thing binding you into your current and somewhat complicated situation is simply your need to speak up, in plain talk, about what you’ve done, what you want, and how you feel. It’s time for Radical Honesty (which, by the way, is a book written by a Virgo author).


Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Mars has entered your opposite sign, and it’s time to get a clear policy on how you respond to people who are attracted to you. Guess what? They are! Multiple people. If you take offense at that, or if there is some ‘eww’ factor, you’re clearly not having enough fun. If you feel disempowered people approach you, then you were already disempowered. If someone is being aggressive, you might try standing up to them and setting a boundary. The single boundary you most need is one that you can possess: a clear yes, and a clear no. Getting there takes spiritual work. It takes some soul searching. Stating a clear yes, or a clear no, means being honest with yourself. If this makes you squirm a little, you know you’re on the trail. Keep pursuing that line of thought, and keep squirming. You will reach the point of breakthrough where the truth is what sets you free.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — When you focus your mind, you focus your power. Power means strength; that comes from your ability to concentrate. We live in scatterbrained times. It’s almost as if ADD is a requirement for getting anything done. You must do better: you must focus, and put your ideas into words. The reason this might make someone nervous is that the moment you do this, you enter a new realm of commitment. In other words, saying what you truly believe means committing to that idea. That, in turn, means you can be held to it. You’re likely to have some thoughts that you’re just aching to get out, to express and to make real. If you’re feeling a bit edgy, or anxious, that’s natural enough — though let it embolden you. As Jim Morrison said, the time to hesitate is through.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Mars has come storming into your house of art, play and passion, after many weeks in your house of insecurity. Venus is about to follow suit. You can now stop worrying about what might go wrong, and do your usual thing of taking action and expecting things to go brilliantly. You’re being invited to take chances in art, in romance and in adventure. You may have to lead the way for others who are reluctant; don’t let them stop you (you rarely ever do). You will have plenty of company soon enough. Mars changing signs represents a genuine vibrational shift for you; and if you stay alert and notice this change, you’ll also discover there are many other people already on the level of awareness where you want to be. Feel your own creative passion, and notice who around you is awake and aware.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You’re about to figure out what you’re angry about. It’s funny how something can irritate or grate on you, and you don’t even know what it is. Then when you do, you have the choice to act, or suppress your feelings. There’s not much territory between. In or out are the options. However, it’s not healthy to turn anger or resentment onto yourself. While it’s not exactly peace-loving to turn your anger outward onto loved ones, even if they are the ones who provoked you, turning it inward results in guilt and sickness. You don’t need to rage out at anyone. Going to the gym would be helpful — your present state of mind demands some physical expression. The chances are that something in your present environment is referencing, and triggering, something in the past. Ask yourself what this is about. Listen to yourself. Say what you need to say, and do what you need to do. You can.


Trusting Your Power of Choice

“I suggest you proceed with trust in whatever you’re doing, that you’ve chosen to do. Choice is an essential element here. To the extent that you may feel trapped in the world, the power of decision is your one remaining freedom, and it’s the only one you need. You may notice that many people around you are in the state they’re in, precisely out of a refusal to actually make their own decisions.”
— Eric Francis in the 2016 Aquarius annual reading

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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You seem to have passed a psychic kidney stone. By that I mean that your ‘unconscious’ mind, the one that blazes to life when you dream, has been working out a puzzle or a problem. This may have been irritating you in ways that you have not put words to yet. They will come gradually, as you make the connections. What you’re feeling is likely to speak in subtle sensation before you’re able to translate it into words. If you want to get the meaning or the lesson of what you’re processing, tune into those feelings. Yet as with a dream, you need to honor the internal logic of what you’re feeling, which may have nothing to do with your seemingly waking life. And what is more interesting, this whole experience may be about working out the karma of a grandparent or ancestor. In any event, some part of you wants to crack open and let your juices flow out. Bring your full emotions and your voice to the occasion.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — It’s time to take charge of your money. This is, in many ways, a matter of confidence: controlling your cash flow, and focusing your energy on increasing your income. You have what it takes: talent, initiative and discipline. And you have these things in ways that you’ve never had them before. Take advantage of this moment. Your chart is bursting with opportunity, though it’s calling for your leadership and your investment in yourself. You have the strength of mind to stop making excuses and to stop drowning in insecurity and uncertainty. Work with the idea that if you need something, you already have it or you can acquire it easily. Most of all, make yourself useful. Put your creative prowess to actual, tangible, pragmatic use. Look around at the world. There’s plenty that needs to be done, and you have a skill or talent to match any purpose. Choose what suits you the best.

3 thoughts on “Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 30, 2017

  1. Geoff Marsh

    “You seem to have passed a psychic kidney stone.” Ha-ha. Amazing! This past week for the first time in my life I’ve been thinking that maybe I have a kidney stone. Hopefully not, but it does feel as if something is being worked out. I’m not sure what it is or even where it’s being dislodged from – there are so many possibilities – but all will be revealed, no doubt, as the times we are now living through shake up our complacency with a little rebelution. It feels a lot like the mid-’60s to me. It’s the first time I’ve seen the word motherfucker on a placard in a while. Kick out the jams.

  2. Bette

    I liked that placard too – & I agree, it does feel a lot like the 60’s. Maybe it’s because I’m older now, but I feel that events have a harder edge now & the stakes may be higher.

  3. Geoff Marsh

    Sadly I have to agree with you, Bette. These times are harder and the stakes higher. The whole fight has become more real. It is, however, still a question of what sort of future do we want to hand to our grand kids.

    In the 60s, the U.S. enemy was Communism and the battleground Vietnam. Now the battle has become internalised and begins to resemble a civil war. In Britain, people voted to join the Common Market, a trading partnership that preceded the European Union, designed to ensure that the countries comprising that continent never fight among themselves again. Now Britain has voted to leave, destroying the progress made. It’s Hitler’s last hurrah.

    Trump, to me, represents the apotheosis of capitalism. He is a greedy child, concerned only with his own well-being and satisfaction, unconcerned about the global effects of his demands. He represents gross egoism and uses Freudian transference to accuse his enemies of political motives and methods of which he himself is guilty. He is a dispiriting figure, not a role model.

    In the 60s, the British rebelution was factored by two Australian imports – Germaine Greer (author of The Female Eunuch) and Richard Neville (publisher of Oz magazine, an alternative monthly publication dedicated to the counter-culture). Neville also published a book called Play Power. It promoted the idea that life should be enjoyable, not constrained by dubious politics but free and joyful like children playing in a park. It was a liberal concept in that you could do whatever you liked provided it didn’t harm anyone deliberately. Now the black-and-white division of politics claims to have eradicated liberalism in the name of a greater truth: You are either with us or agin us.

    I don’t want to live in that world. I can’t imagine anyone would unless they felt, mistakenly in my opinion, that life would be good for them under such circumstances. The purpose of life is to gain understanding, greater knowledge of the universe in which we live and the ability to inspire our children to look forward to the great adventure that life offers.

    Such ambitions are only ever attained during periods of peace and prosperity, when the dutiful but free contribute to the sum total of human knowledge and pass on their hard-won wisdom to the young without charge.

    It’s not hard, and there are no stakes. Keep the faith, and teach your children well.

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