Life Lessons

January 2020 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  New Year’s Day, the 1st; Lunar Eclipse, the 10th; and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the 20th. 

Happy New Year to all!  As a yearly reminder, some of the dates for sun signs have changed.  This is because there are 365.25 days in the year.  Every four years, we make up that day in Leap Year. If you are a specific sun sign, you will remain your birth sign.  These dates are just for the current year and for those born within this year. 

Words Are Powerful 

As the new year begins, we should be mindful of all the words that come out of our mouths.  We should want to make the most positive statements or comments that we can.  Are your words positive or negative?  Are they encouraging or discouraging?  Do people like to talk to you because you are optimistic and you motivate them? Or do they hide from you because they know you are going to tell them another dreadful experience or story that will make them depressed for the rest of the day?  I’ve noticed, when I ask, “How are you today?”, most answer, “Not bad.”  I reply, “Does that mean good?”  Or they reply, “Hanging from a frayed cord.”  You are imbedding these thoughts into your subconscious so you will never feel as if life is giving you an equal break unless you are careful of what energies you surround yourself with.  “I can’t afford that,” or “I will never get that promotion,” etc., sets you up for failure. Gossip is never a good thing to repeat as well.  Did you ever say that someone was a pain in the neck or butt?  It’s been shown that people who say specific negative things over and over eventually get pains in those areas.  You can control a good part of your life and outcomes with positive thoughts and words.

As I learned in Silva Mind Method, it is recommended that you say, “I am getting better and better every day,” or “Never better,” when people ask how you are. As a hypnotherapist, I recommend saying positive affirmations throughout the day to counteract any negative words that are around you.  You can say, “I am relaxed and confident and in full control of my life at all times.”  You can substitute my life for my health, my finances, my career, or any other thing you would like to replace it with. “Life is good and all situations will turn out in my best interest,” (or our best interest, if it’s a joint issue).  Also, as one of my teachers taught me in sixth grade, replace the word nice with other adjectives.  We were forbidden to use NICE when describing anything.  You will see how many new positive words you will come up with when this word is deleted from your vocabulary.

Words are important.  You can hurt someone’s feelings or you can uplift them.  Be cognizant of what you say to others.  Many years ago, a friend asked me if her butt looked big in the new pants outfit she was wearing?  I was always known for my truthfulness, so I answered, “Yes.”  I found out thirty years later, she never wore pants to work again because she didn’t want her butt to look big.  It was all because of a comment I made on her clothing!  I never realized what I had done.  Now, I always say that things look great, wonderful, lovely, original, etc., now as I will not hurt anyone else as much as I hurt her (and didn’t know it)!  Try not to criticize anyone because what goes around, comes around.  And as one of my favorite Cinderella movies quotes states, “Have courage and be kind.” 

*My resource for all the information usually here will now be just the information provided below.  The author has retired and will not be printing the planets’ positions or the planets seen in the AM or PM. 

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
First Quarter 02 10 Aries 15 11:45 PM
Lunar Eclipse/

Full Moon

10 20 Cancer 00 02:21 PM
Last Quarter 17 26 Libra 52 07:58 AM
New Moon 24 04 Aquarius 22 04:42 PM
Retrogrades Uranus Rx in Capricorn until the 11th.
The sun will go into Aquarius on January 20th.

 

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

New ambitions, dreams, aspirations, and goals are in your future and what better time is there than now in the New Year?  This is a year that you shine.  Whatever you wanted to do but weren’t able to do it last year for whatever reason, reconsider trying it again.  This is a time where your self-confidence is high and you will welcome any challenge.  Deal with issues in relationships (personal or business) before they get out of hand.  Try to be a bit more flexible when defending your point of view.  You cannot always be right!  No one is.  Good luck is coming to you from all areas in life, so this would be a great time to take advantage of any help that is afforded you. Yes, you always help others, so maybe this is a time for payback of all the energy, help and support you have given others.  Think before you speak, and be sure that you let the other person air their points of view as well.  Being a natural leader, you will have a wonderful year doing so many delightful projects, chores or jobs, that you will even be surprised with your own accomplishments.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Be sure to deal with any issues with friends as soon as you can or you may cause a rift that cannot be repaired.  Expect the unexpected now as this will be the norm this month, so be flexible and go with the flow so you may soar higher than you originally thought you could.  This may also be a time for many changes in all types of relationships.  You are being guided to have many more helpful people in your life.  Even if life gets you down here and there, be assured that the outcomes will be better than you envisioned.  You are thinking more about your future and what you really want to accomplish now.  You may also be thinking of changing careers or taking advanced college courses (or teaching them) because you have the need to know information.  So many changes are happening this year to you that you hadn’t expected, but they will all be good.  Jupiter is showering its blessings on you and wants you to succeed in everything you do, so be creative and start on the road of creativity and innovation.  You can do it. 

GEMINI – May 21 – June 20

Perhaps there will be some buyer’s remorse when you receive your credit card bills this month. You’re not sure where all the expenses came from.  You seem to have been too generous with others, and you may have gone overboard in gift-giving and giving to charities, especially animal-related charities. This month is about consolidating debt, and not to be too depressed about your finances. With a budget or a plan of action, you will be able to get this debt under control in no time. Family members (or close friends) will try to lecture you on how to be economically frugal, but your generous nature can’t reconcile frugality with gift-giving.  There are many websites that offer items at drastic discounts, but you also may talk to friends and some family members about putting a limit on your gift-giving so everyone will be on the same page. Perhaps just give gifts to the children in your family so you’ll be saving on adult presents for birthdays or anniversaries, etc.  Getting closer to family and neighbors seems likely.  You are very gifted in many creative activities, so perhaps you can show others how to knit, crochet, paint, draw, sing, play music, etc., so the month will fly by and then you’ll realize you didn’t have to spend money to have fun.  Short distance travel (within states) will help you when you feel restless.  There is so much to see in every state, so take advantage of the historical sites, etc., near you.

CANCER – June 21 – July 22

You concentrate on your home after the holidays. You have waited to do some redecorating or accessorizing for the New Year.  Family issues may have you defending yourself for some ridiculous reason, but you want to start the new year right, so just listen and smile. You don’t have to agree or disagree, sometimes family just wants to be heard. Or you can say, “It’s possible,” and leave it at that.  They wouldn’t know if you agreed with them or not!  All in all, they feel as if they are giving you good advice because they care.  Acknowledge their concern and love for you.  You can’t always take care of everyone so let someone take care of you for a change.  You may wish to go out to explore nearby places of interest, restaurants, and museums.  You want to be active in this winter month, although staying home to catch up on reading or binge-watching your favorite DVR’d TV shows.  Health seems to be going along well, so just keep up the good work and just rest when it is required.  Don’t push yourself now.

LEO – July 23 – August 22

This is a time to reassess your friends, groups, and associations as well as your personal love life.  Are you staying in some relationships because it’s a habit? Or it would be easier to remain in the “group” or relationship because it’s so much easier than explaining why you feel you should leave?  This is a time for finding new love, romance, fun, and commitment so you can have a happier life without any of the excuses.  It’s not fair to the person you are staying with just because you feel you should stay with him/her.  Talk about it and then decide what you are going to do.  Joining some new groups that offer a variety of people to associate with maybe an opportune thing to do.  If you want to discover new things, make a list of what you would like to see and when.  Make a schedule.  You don’t have to do everything this month, but you will have a handle on everything you want to do this year and the timing of it so you don’t miss anything important.  You may not want to venture forth in the cold weather, but that’s ok.  Finish up on some house chores and projects that you didn’t have time to do in the months coming up to Christmas.  You will be happy you cleaned out closets, gave clothes to various charities, organized your home and environment so that new positive energy can flow into your home and life.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Health is at the top of the list. Maybe changing your diet, exercise or working out in whichever way you feel is most beneficial to you will certainly help. There may be some tests or visits to see a friend/family member in the hospital.  Nothing to worry about. Worry is not something new to you; however, it should be limited and eventually stopped.  You are not helping yourself or anyone else with the negativity you are giving off by worrying about everything. Rehashing past loves, jobs, perhaps a fight or time you wished you did something different is not positive. Of course, listening to all your friends and family’s issues and concerns does not bring any positive energy to you, in fact, it’s quite the opposite.  Whenever you are told a secret, a problem or are around negativity, you seem to absorb it. You need to turn those negative or depressing thoughts into positive affirmations. You can do anything you want to do, as you are one of the most intelligent of all the signs. You can be so original and intuitive that this may be a time for you to enhance your abilities by taking metaphysical classes or studying on your own.  This is a time of self-exploration. There are so many possibilities, but the varied choices may keep you from taking a chance. You can’t make a decision.  Do something that is important to you and it will turn out just fine. Then positive energy can start attaching itself to you to attract other upbeat activities and encouraging behaviors from others.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 22

Relationships of all kinds seem to play an important role for you as the New Year starts.  Make sure all of your relationships, whether personal, business or pleasure, are good for you.  You may wish to plan a trip to a foreign shore when it is vacation time.  You have so many places you want to see and things you want to do that you should not hold yourself back any longer. A partner (romantic or friend) may wish to come with you.  Partners may act somewhat different than usual.  It can be anything from being overworked to mulling over a problem of a friend or colleague.  Don’t assume anything. Talking about any issues that are of concern for you should be discussed and dealt with. There may be a feeling of being detached in an important relationship. Whether it is you or your partner try to get to the bottom of this.  Nothing good will come of this unless it is discussed.  Your very airy mind will think all sorts of negative things that it could be when it will most likely be something very trivial.  Don’t take on burdens by yourself.  That’s why you are in a relationship so that your partner can help you whenever he/she can.  You’re in this together so act as a team. You should not take on any more responsibility.  You’ve done your share throughout the years. 

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
You are aggressively trying to figure out how to keep most of your money and/or how it can work better for you.  You update all important papers; you just want to be prepared for anything that can happen without being surprised by something you didn’t do.  You are going to watch your budget, but don’t become miserly.  You have a good-hearted nature, so keep that alive.  Just cut down here and there and you will be fine. Buy what you need and not what you want at this time.  There may be new items that you want for your home or office, but you can always put those items on a list and wait until they go on sale.  Try not buying anything for one month, then it should be easier in future months.  There may be some contact with lawyers or perhaps there will be some sort of court case that you are attached to in some way. Leases and contracts require some lawyers and court can be nothing more than you contesting a speeding ticket.  Don’t get overly concerned about this.  Are you getting all your receipts and papers for the IRS consolidated?  Taxes may need to be paid soon.  Try to meet new people in church, book clubs, classes, and workshops.  You may meet some interesting people.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 21

You continue to go in many directions at once.  It would be a good thing if you could focus and make some concrete plans for your future.  Being very adept at so many things, you forget that others may not be able to keep up with you.  Perhaps a trip to a foreign country, or take a formal education course, (or lectures, seminars, workshops, and training) can only help you now.  You may be thinking too much about being a success at work and in your personal life.  You already are.  Sometimes you are too hard on yourself.  Philosophies and/or religion may be of particular interest now.  Metaphysics, spirituality, Ancient Alien Theories, and esoterica give you a lot of information to process, but you like the stimulation and you will have new things to talk about with family, friends and at get-togethers. Have an after-holiday party without the rush, pressure, and people you have to invite during the holidays.  You can always just have wine and cheese and crackers.  Make it an after-dinner party, so you know most people would have eaten.  You would love to entertain and it doesn’t have to be on a big budget.  You can ask everyone to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to cut down on the cost.  Getting out of the doldrums is just what you need.  Invite many different types of friends with different viewpoints, but be sure not to talk about politics which may be a disaster.  Put your mind towards anything you wish to do now because you have the energy and time to do it.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

Work, work, work!  You want to succeed, but give yourself some downtime where you can get a little bit of rest and relaxation.  May be a short weekend away with your partner or a date night would help you unwind. You are very detail-oriented, take pride in your work and want everything you do to be perfect and that may take its toll on you.  Not everyone needs as much perfection in their lives as you do, so don’t criticize others for not meeting your exceptionally high standards.  Ask what you can do to help them along on their assignment so it will truly be a team effort. You will then be well respected by colleagues because you will be a kind and caring employer or manager.  Spending too much time at work may put a strain on your home life. You must make time for your family, for they are wondering if they are less important to you than your job.  There is a lot of expansion in your life this year, so be sure to figure out what you need to expand:  friends, family time, job responsibilities, fun, education or travel, etc.  It may be that you want to expand a personal goal that no one else knows about.  This is the time to do it, so stop procrastinating and do something about it.  Stop thinking about it and make it a reality.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 19

New friends and relationships come into your life this month.  Kind of go with the flow and see where it leads.  New people you meet may be able to add something that may have been missing in your life.  You’ll never know unless you try.  It seems as if love, harmony, peace and perhaps even a makeover (new makeup, new haircut or color, etc.) seems possible.  You would like to reinvent yourself a bit as you are taking on everyone else’s problems and trying to resolve them. You need to be adamant and do whatever it is you need to do in order to feel useful and constructive again. Maybe it’s time to help yourself.  Your life will be getting a bit quieter so this is a perfect time to add some enjoyment into your life with new hobbies, pastimes or diversions.  Relaxation is great, but you should push yourself out of your comfort zone. It might be a good time to join some clubs that have similar interests as you, or perhaps even some workgroups that may give you ideas for innovation and originality on the job, especially if it’s your business. You are thinking of so many things at once, but when you finally get your ideas prioritized, you will be amazed at how easily everything will come to you.  You will be accomplished in new disciplines and techniques to make your life, not only interesting but spectacular.

PISCES – February 20 – March 20

This is a very mystical time in your life. You are exploring new dimensions, new and interesting philosophies and esoterica.  Subconsciously, you want to know everything about so many subjects, but you must go slowly so that you understand the new information you are digesting.  You may also start seeing things through rose-colored glasses, so make sure you have a friend or family member confirm that what you are seeing/doing, etc., is real and not just some pipedream. Everything usually isn’t perfect, but no need to take unwarranted risks now.  See reality and recognize fantasy in your communications and transactions.   Small issues with your health may arise.  They will be minor issues, but you should see a healthcare provider to ensure you stay healthy. Perhaps a change in strength of meds or new meds may be prescribed by your doctor.  Try to do whatever is needed to keep your good health. Not a suitable time to travel, but it seems to be a good time to reunite the family in some way or help mend some hard feelings between them. Arguments may arise so you have to be able to bring a peaceful solution to the issue.  Being a peacemaker should be a full-time job for you because you are so good at it. LOL

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 Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer, and lecturer for over 47 years.  She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a phone tarot and astrology reading, or in-person Feng Shui consultation.  See www.vikkianderson.net for more information.

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