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Today: January 7, 2011
Waxing moon in Aquarius; moon void-of-course 3:51 until 9:57 pm, when it moves into Pisces. Work late? Forget it. Doing things “not by the book” is advised for all, but particularly Aquarius, Libra, Gemini, Aries, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Cancer. If Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Virgo are feeling in “free-fall” mode, see if you can swing with it. Imposing order brings no one happiness today.
This week: December 5-11, 2013
For the next few weeks, every day’s entry will also include some tips on holiday shopping. All of you well-intentioned, people-pleasing, harmony-loving Libras are entering six weeks of heaven or hell — depending on much you enjoy stirring up trouble (be honest!). Mars moves into your sun sign, which will make you highly attractive to others (expect longing looks from surprising folks). For more, visit moonsigns.net.
Thursday, December 5
Waxing moon in Capricorn, Hanukkah ends. Solitude beckons. So does that inner itch to fix items long broken. Beware of an impulse to judge others — at least out loud. Improvements at work or at home are slow to unfold for Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Leo. Love matters less than security for Capricorn, Virgo, Scorpio, and Taurus. Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces, and Sagittarius: conserve, don’t expend. Gift tip: knee socks, old coins, cinderblocks (hey, they’re useful!)
Friday, December 6
Waxing moon in Aquarius (moon void-of-course 12:31 am until 1:53 am in Capricorn). You may be tempted to reach out to someone you haven’t seen for a while — it’s a fine day for socializing if you’re a Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, or Pisces. Second thoughts could occur to Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Virgo. Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Sagittarius: don’t sweat the fine print, no matter how much others nag. Gift tip: anklets, black light bulbs, travel books.
Saturday, December 7
Waxing moon in Aquarius, moon void-of-course 7:11 am until Sunday, 3:34 am. Mars moves into Libra; Pearl Harbor Day. Keep plans loose, friends close, particularly those who are far, versus near (if that’s not too koan-ic). Aquarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Libra: move quickly, and don’t worry about those who can’t keep up. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Virgo: explore discomfort. Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Sagittarius: stay amused.
Sunday, December 8
Waxing moon in Pisces. A fine day for enjoying (or purchasing) photography or thinking about those in prison (metal bars, or psychological turmoil). Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer, and Aries: enjoy “what if?” situations. Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Libra: others aren’t easy to read, and no, it doesn’t matter. Capricorn, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius: test your wings, and make sure you have feathers in the right places. Gift tip: slippers, toe rings, fine-art photography.
Monday, December 9
First quarter moon in Pisces. A turning point for events that began on December 2. Pisces, Cancer, Taurus, and Scorpio want to initiate (not usually their thing). Virgo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Gemini: if things aren’t moving fast enough, does it really matter? Or are you enjoying vexation. Capricorn, Aries, Leo, and Aquarius: the slackers will find you (and waste your time!). Gift tip: Colored gravel for the aquarist, smoked salmon, enormous party bucket of goldfish crackers.
Tuesday, December 10
Waxing moon in Aries (moon void-of-course 1:41 am until 8:06 am). Decisiveness comes easily to many. Or seems to. Are you making brave declarations? Are you an Aries, Sagittarius, Taurus, or Leo? You’re in tune with the moon. Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, and Scorpio: getting agitated won’t fix things but will feel good. Pisces, Aquarius, Gemini, and Virgo: Reverse yourself if you must. Gift tip: barbecue sauce, hats, and toys.
Wednesday, December 11
Waxing moon in Aries. Another great day for enjoying spicy food, or missing crucial details. A forced jollity could pervade (and really, really annoy Capricorn, Libra, Scorpio and Cancer). Aries, Sagittarius, Leo, and Gemini: you’re fun company, and in a mood to party. Don’t spare others your glamor. Taurus, Virgo, Aquarius, and Pisces: Aries moons can get you in an irritable mood. Just sayin’. Gift tip: sunglasses for those whose future’s so bright they gotta wear shades.
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This horoscope traces the passage of the moon, not the sun. Simply read from day to day to watch the moon’s influence as it moves through the signs of the zodiac.
When the moon is in your sun sign (e.g., you’re a Taurus and the moon is in Taurus), you are beginning a new 28-day emotional cycle. Expect increased insight and emotional responses during this two day period. The moon changes sign approximately every 2.5 days, so it’s influence is intense, but ultimately brief. Now, when the moon is in the sign opposite your sun sign, expect some ups and downs. Here are the oppositions: Aries, Libra. Taurus, Scorpio. Gemini, Sagittarius. Cancer, Capricorn. Leo, Aquarius and Virgo, Pisces.
As the moon between signs, it will sometimes become "void of course," and make no major angles to planets. Consider this a null time and try to avoid decision-making or implementing decisions if you can. It is an excellent period for creativity, unexpected encounters, and quirky outcomes.