Astrological forecasts for January 20-26


Island astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays.  This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

January ushers in a year when there will be a lot of action, much change and transformation, and plenty of loss and gain. Venus is retrograde in Capricorn for the whole month and she asks you to review everything that has to do with love and money. Let go of and discard the things you no longer treasure so you can make room for new delights.

2014 will be one of those years that you remember. Get ready for change, and, to paraphrase Bette Davis, fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Here is the forecast for the week of Monday, January 20 through Sunday, January 26. The Sun moved into the sign of Aquarius late Sunday night. You’ll feel the transition from the elements of earth to air. It is now time to let your mind soar. Converse with people who can teach you new ideas. Look up and try to connect with old friends and lovers. it will be a good weekend to take workshops, take a trip, and roam around.

January 20 – Moon in Virgo, VC 3:55 pm. you’ll want to work even though it’s a holiday. Use the energy to be of service to those who can’t help themselves. Offer to clean, fix, organize for an elderly friend or relative. Visit someone who is stuck at home or in a nursing home and do what you can to brighten the day.

 January 21 – Moon in Libra. You’ll feel a lightness of spirit as the air element comes back today. You’ll start to notice the longer daylight. Watch for Venus in the morning sky now. You get another chance to work on your relationship and heal old issues. Be brutally honest and take the things you don’t like to talk about out of the closet and bring them to light.

January 22 – Moon in Libra. Take advantage of Venus showing you all the things that need to be done. Redecorate and move furniture and pictures around to create better fund shui. Break your habitual routines as you consider if the old ways are better than what you are doing now. Review your finances and see where your budget isn’t working and needs to be redone.

January 23 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 4:43 pm. It’s a day for thinking and talking, but not for doing. The long VC period has you spinning your wheels while your mind wants you to move on. Meet friends for lunch. Take another look at that big item you want to buy. Save any important work for the late afternoon and evening hours.

January 24 – Moon in Scorpio. You can focus on work and finish things today without a lot of distractions. Tackle that writing project and get it done. You’ll have plenty of ideas and be ableto find the right words. You’ll feel a tug between wanting to stay alone and work on intensely personal issues or wanting to get out in the community and be part of a group.

January 25 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:55 am. It’s another Saturday with a Void Moon, which gives you permission to take the day off from your responsibilities and commitments. Take a personal day and devote it to your wants and needs. Wrote in your journal. Take a long walk by yourself. Plant some seeds. Look for lost objects. Read a mystery novel.

January 26 – Moon in Sagittarius. You’ll feel like getting out and about. It’s a perfect day for winter sports and for pushing yourself to beat your personal best. If you can’t get out, take an online course on a topic that’s new to you so you can push your mind in a different direction. Make reservations for your next big trip. Buy guidebooks and look at videos of where you want to go.

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