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Your Monthly Horoscope for January 2016
 by Victoria Fugit 

Congratulations and welcome to 2016. 2015 was so full of change that many just tucked their heads under the sand and tried to pretend all was returning to normal. 2016 will be proof that normal is a highly fluid concept. The planetary energies for this year are a little up, then down, then zig-zaggy as each of the outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto vie for their part in creating in humanity a greater awareness and understanding of the transformation presently occurring.

In this transitional period, we are making our decisions to either fight against change (running the gamut from family traditions to dealing on a personal level with global shifts) or go with the flow and discover the gifts and beneficial changes that can come into our lives if we let go of the way things have been, and allow manifestation of the things that can be. However, it may be another five years until the Capricorn Climax in 2020 when Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all in Capricorn, before real structure can be implemented.

In the meantime, this year, Jupiter is focusing on working conditions, health solutions (clean air, water and food for all) and may challenge Saturn’s traditional philosophical or theological beliefs on alternative methods of health care in early April or late May then it roars through Virgo and enters Libra, the sign of balance in September.

Saturn in Sagittarius is lending support and structure to Uranus in Aries who is busy creating new technologies, geo-political and economic ideas and literally thinking outside of the box, wanting to go where no man has gone before.

Saturn in Sag is also getting a dose of nebulousness and dissolution from squaring Neptune, in the area of fundamentalism (be it religious, scientific, conservative or liberal) and the structures holding back the freedom and well-being most people on this planet strive for.

Neptune is doing what it does best – dissolving and / or magnifying illusion, deception, fraud, conspiracy. Look for surprise revelations around Big Oil and Big Pharma – not much can be hidden for long with these aspects. With the square from Saturn, these huge corporate entities will have their secrets tumbling out of the closets. It’s up to the public to speak out about what’s to be the result of these revelations. Do we change the rules in favor of humanity or play victim to business profits as usual or ignore it all and give our power for change away?

Altogether, it would seem to be an exciting year. Focus on connecting with like-minded people and working with the power of prayer or meditation. We can create miracles when we work together. What used to take decades or longer can change in the blink of an eye. Look for the signs or symptoms of transformation in the news. They are there if you look. Look around in your own lives and see how things are changing for the better. I double dare you. Happy 2016.

Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – The new moon on January 9th has Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn squaring the Sun of those of you born between April 3rd and the10th creating irritation and some frustration on the home front, travel or education. Uranus is still inspiring you with new ideas. If you aren’t acting on them you may miss a great opportunity.
Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Jupiter is still in the 5th house of love, romance and creativity. If you have children, they may be demanding more from you at this time. If you are in love it may be the real thing, especially with the grand trine of Jupiter, Pluto and your Sun. Make sure your favorite is not dominating or a loner, but someone deeply committed to integrity and principles and to you.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – There may be more burdens or responsibilities in the area of relationships. This could bring greater stability or endings. Reach for the highest good for all and don’t let Neptune cloud your instincts. Listening to your intuition is a big advantage in career or work, especially if you are in an artistic or musical field. Let your identity tapestry unravel a little, it will give greater clarity and joy.

Cancer Astrological Symbol
Cancer – Cancer, come out and play with the Universe. Uranus is pushing your innovative boundaries and Neptune is filling you with inspiration and creative imagination. Write that novel, learn to play an instrument, take those online classes you have always wanted. You may be a butterfly inside that cocoon instead of a crab in a shell. You won’t know unless you peek out and discover those deeper desires.
Leo Astrological Sign
Leo – Jupiter, still in your second house of money, can make you less cautious in investing. Look carefully and consult professionals that you trust before taking just anyone’s advice – make sure the investments you make are sound and not too good to be true. Err on the side of caution and common sense, rather than optimism right now. Home projects may go slowly until February.
Virgo Astrological Symbol
Virgo – Jupiter is conjunct your Sun, Neptune is in opposition and Saturn is square your Sun. This could be a set-up for chameleon-like changes in your personality and mannerisms, depending upon who you happen to be with, rather than being your authentic self. This year is a challenge to discover who, what and how you want to be. If you find you are fulfilling others’ goals, pull back, go inside and have a good talk with yourself.

libra Astrological Symbol
Libra – You might find partnership a bit erratic or unpredictable, this month. If you put some money away for unexpected expenses in February, you won’t be caught short. Change is affecting you now on a deeper level and you may not wish to share it with others. Don’t worry that your romantic side seems too serious; everything will be less pressured in the spring.

Scorpio Astrological Sign
Scorpio – Mars will be in Scorpio during January and Venus moves into your sign at the full Moon on the 23rd. This combination lends mystery and charisma to your persona. Other than some financial belt-tightening or restructuring, life seems to be going well. There may be some unexpected, but likely positive changes in your work. Don’t get caught up in illusions about love, children or your creative process right now, or there may be disappointment. If you have real clarity in these areas, you can achieve miracles.
Sagittarius Astrological Sign
Sagittarius – Saturn has made you far more practical and earth-bound than you’re accustomed to. This is a good thing at the moment, but don’t lose your sense of humor and whimsy. Pluto has been transforming your concept of money and financial realities, perhaps even pulling the rug out from under you. Pay attention and realize you, your work and other people are not the source of wealth but rather your connection to God or the Universe.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – Self-interest is all well and good, provided it is enlightened self-interest with a generous helping of compassion. Don’t get so hard-headed this month that you can’t see another point of view. Keep your mind and options open and inspiration for creative resolution flows in effortlessly. Trust that sudden or unexpected disruptions will end for the better.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Things are on the upswing for you this month. New friends and those you’ve been out of contact with for some time may bring wisdom and comfort. Be cautious with your temper or irritability around the full moon on the 23rd. You may be attracted to, and attract people from cultures or lifestyles different from your own. Be open to the change this may bring.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – January is an extremely positive month for you. Even if obstacles pop up, you will walk through them as if they didn’t exist. Opportunities to exhibit your skills, judgment, capabilities and common sense raise your worth at work. Jupiter in your 7th house of marriage softens any domestic problem before it starts. Intuition and guidance are strong. Enjoy -- but don’t get too complacent.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or

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