January 2014 Horoscopes

          “Horoscopes for the month of January” 

© T.S. Phillips, A.A.S., Inc., 2014

(As published in the Malibu Times. For more information on arranging a personal consultation based on your own unique birth date, time, and place of birth, call (310) 456 – 8777 )


The new year starts out with a reality check. There is also the tendency to over indulge and let your emotions run the show through the 9th of the month. Try to maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships. During the second half of the month, Mercury trines your planetary ruler, Mars. You can come up with some new and original ideas to help advance your plans.


As your planetary ruler Venus, continues to retrograde until the end of the month, it’s a time to re-evaluate your career goals and what’s truly important in your life. The focus is on higher learning and education, expanding your mind, and belief system. Some relationship issues come to the surface for you to examine around the middle of the month.


The focus is on finances and the use of resources to better your career or goals. Your serious attitude and tone begins to shift on January 11th when your planetary ruler, Mercury, enters the sign of its exaltation, Aquarius. You can be flooded with new, inventive ideas. Communications with others at a distance or through travel can open up new doors for you during the second half of the month.


The focus remains on significant others, partners, and your relationship needs. Practice moderation. You are more prone to over-indulgences through the 8th of the month. Around the middle of the month, a balance needs to be reached between your relationships and family. After the 11th, you can come up with new ideas for making money and using resources to your advantage.


Your serious attitude takes over. You start out the new year wanting to get the job done and achieve your goals. Avoid misunderstanding with employees or co-workers around the middle of the month. After the 11th, you are in a cycle for attracting new and perhaps unusual or extraordinary types of people. The focus turns towards personal relationships and social involvements.


The focus is on romantic involvements or creative projects. Children may play an important role in your life. Your investments may need to be re-examined. Be more cautious in this area around the middle of the month. After the 11th when your planetary ruler, Mercury, enters Aquarius, you can come up with new and original ideas for becoming more efficient at work or in your daily routine.


You are prone to excess and taking on way too much during the first week of January. Strive for more balance and moderation. Some family or relationships issues come to the surface around the middle of the month. It’s a good time to clear the air about things. Inner work on your self can lead to much growth and personal transformation towards the end of the month.


You start to come out more from doing things behind the scenes. Your focus turns towards daily tasks, work, and achieving a sense of accomplishment. The can lead to a financial opportunity or greater rewards around the 10th. Some internal strife of yours may need to be resolved around the middle of the month, but this can also lead to some positive changes in your life.


The focus is more on accomplishing your goals in the material and business realm. You have your sight on some greater goals this year, but make sure you have realistic expectations. Be cautious with money matters around the middle of the month. Some friends of yours may also need assistance in some way. After the 11th, your objectivity becomes stronger and you are inspired by some new, original ideas.


The new year starts off for you with increased drive and ambition as opportunity is staring at you right in the face during the first week of January. This can lead to the manifestation of some of your goals around the time of the Sun/Venus conjunction in your sign on the 10th. After the 11th, your inventive and original ideas can lead to new money making opportunities this month.


This is a good month to clean out your closet, both literally and figuratively. It’s time to let go of things you no longer use as well as any psychological or emotional baggage in your life. After the 11th, it’s time to express your ideas, even if they seem too far out for some people. Social interactions are favored for making new friends and alliances during the second half of the month.


This is a favorable month for networking and participating more in groups or organizations. This can lead to an opportunity if you are willing to roll up your sleeves around the 10th. After the 11th, you may feel like your voice isn’t heard enough. Be more assertive for asking for the things you want. You can gain more objectivity about your personal relationships during the second half of the month.

Jupiter trines Saturn; Uranus turns Direct; Winter Solstice; Venus turns Retrograde

On Thursday, Dec. 12th, retrograde Jupiter in Cancer trines Saturn in Scorpio. This is a positive cycle during the holidays to help deepen emotional connections with significant others and family. This is a good time for re-evaluating longer term goals and may bring some new opportunities you have previously overlooked.

On Tuesday, December 17th, the planet Uranus turns stationary direct at about 8 1/2 degrees Aries, ending its retrograde cycle. The Full Moon happens to occur on the same day at 01:28AM, pacific time. This is a timer when things usually come to the surface for you to look at. This period creates more energy and even impulsiveness, so think twice before making hasty decisions.There is an increased desire to exchange ideas and participate in more social activities.

During the second half of December, Mars in Libra forms an opposition to Uranus in Aries as it squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is also referred to as a “Cardinal T-Square.” This is the first of three times this configuration will occur as Mars transits the sign of Libra.The next times will be in April, (cardinal cross with Jupiter in Cancer), and June of 2014. April’s configuration involves four planets, (Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto), in the “cardinal cross” and is when the next big crisis is likely to rock the world and financial markets again.

This first time around for this planetary configuration is probably not as problematic during the second half of this month, but will increase the drive for more independence, being active, and getting things accomplished. You may feel the urge to let go of any unhealthy attachments and move forward in a new direction in some areas of your life. On the other side of the coin, remember to practice patience and keep the peace with others. A balance needs to be reached between your personal desires, goals, and the needs of others and family.

On Saturday, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice. This is the longest night of the year and officially marks the beginning of the Winter season in the northern hemisphere. On the same day, the planet Venus turns stationary retrograde at almost 29 degrees of Capricorn. Venus’ retrograde will last until very end of January, 2014.

As Venus retrogrades, it’s a good time to re-evaluate what is truly important to you as you set your new years goals at the beginning of the year. Especially in relation to your career goals. Issues related to love or self worth may also need to be examined. This often involves unfinished business with significant others from your past. Don’t be too surprised if he or she calls you or shows up knocking on your door out of the blue. Remember you heard about it first from me!

Happy holiday wishes and blessings to you all!

Astrologically yours,


T.S. Phillips
Astro Advisory Services, Inc.

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Mercury enters Sagittarius; Mars enters Libra

On Wednesday, December 4th, the planet of communications and the conscious mind,Mercury, leaves the sign of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius at 06:42PM, pacific time. How do you spell relief? It might as well be “Mercury into Sagittarius.”

This is a big deal since Mercury has been transiting the sign of Scorpio since Sept. 29th due to its retrograde cycle during the month of October/November. Mercury usually transits a sign around 19 days geocentrically when it’s moving at normal speed, so a little over two months in one sign, especially Scorpio, is a bit much!

It’s time to let go of any emotional or mental garbage in our lives and move ahead with more faith and optimism for the future we can create. Mercury’s transit through Sagittarius will bring a more festive spirit during the holiday season.

On Saturday, December 7th, Mars leaves the sign of Virgo and enters Libra. This is another big deal as Mars’ transit through Libra will be one of the longest in years. Better get used to it for awhile! The planet Mars usually transits a sign in about six weeks geocentrically. However, due to Mars’ retrograde on March 1st, 2014, Mars’ transit through Libra will last until July 25th, 2014 or approximately 7 1/2 months.

Mars in Libra is in the sign of its detriment, opposite the sign it rules, Aries. While the Aries principle is about taking the initiative, risks, and going at it alone, the Libra principle is all about creating more balance in our lives, making compromises, and the need for companionship in all of its many forms. There is an increased desire for doing things together with partners or motivated by the needs of significant others in your life.

This may also lead to some inaction or indecisiveness at times. However, during the second half of December when Mars opposes Uranus in Aries, this probably won’t be the case at all! More about this in the next issue.

Stay tuned for more important “Astro-News” next week about Jupiter trine Saturn, Uranus turning Direct, and the Winter Solstice as Venus turns Retrograde on Dec. 21st.

Until then.

Astrologically yours,


T.S. Phillips
Astro Advisory Services, Inc.

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Uranus square Pluto; Solar Eclipse; Jupiter Retrograde; Mercury turns Direct; Neptune turns Direct

On Friday, November 1st, Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is the 4th of 7 “squares” this planetary pair will make through the year 2015.  Whatever “houses” these two planets are transiting in your own individual birth chart, will bring some radical changes in these areas of your life. These changes can be for your greater good as it signifies letting go of attachments and moving forward in a new positive direction. The urge to get things accomplished and move forward is strong now. However, since Mercury is also retrograde until Nov. 10th, it’s still best not to make hasty actions or decisions about things until after this date.

On Sunday, November 3rd, a Total Solar Eclipse occurs at 04:50AM, pacific time. This Eclipse occurs at 11 degrees Scorpio forming an almost exact sextile to Mars in Virgo and within 3 degrees of a conjunction to Saturn in Scorpio. This remains a high energy cycle through the first week of November. This Eclipse can help activate your drive and ambition to achieve and get the job done. The conjunction to Saturn can also bring a more serious outlook related to finances, use of resources, and your emotional well being. Some emotional stuff may come up for you to examine. Security needs can take on more importance.

On Wednesday, November 5th, the planet Jupiter turns retrograde again at 20 degrees in the sign of Cancer. Jupiter’s retrograde will last until March 6th, 2014. During the Jupiter retrograde cycle, this may bring up some unfinished business or unresolved issues related to family. On an emotional level, its a favorable period for more self introspection and healing any emotional blocks you may have. It a good period for examining your belief system.

On Sunday, November 10th, the planet Mercury turns stationary direct again. It’s a better period to begin to make important decisions and move forward with plans. A few days later on Wednesday, November 13th, the planet Neptune also ends its retrograde cycle and turns direct at 2 1/2 degrees in the sign of Pisces. As Mercury turns direct at  2 1/2 degrees Scorpio, it will also be forming a tight trine to Neptune in Pisces.

The Mercury/Neptune water trine will be strongest through the middle of November. This is a favorable period for expressing your creativity and spiritual side. You can also experience heightened intuition about things. It’s a good time to trust and tune in to your feelings. Issues or problems areas in your life can get resolved or healed at some levels if an effort is made and negative forms of escapism are avoided.

Stay tuned for more important “Astro-News” in December.

Until then.

Astrologically yours,


T.S. Phillips
Astro Advisory Services, Inc.