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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 12-18, 2013
One of the anniversaries Moon Signs likes to celebrate is December 16, 1773, when the Boston Tea Party happened in Boston Harbor. That night, the moon was full, and the illumination undoubtedly made it easier to find the tea stashed on the boats. There was also an unusually low tide, so most of the tea may have landed in the mud — some was gathered afterward. I’ve actually seen a bottle of that salvaged tea, and it looked like something you’d find in a swamp. So this week, raise a glass of something delicious to the visionaries who speak for the oppressed.
Thursday, December 12
Waxing moon in Aries, moon void-of-course 10:37 am until 3:40 pm when it moves into Taurus. We have had a long haul of Aries’s moon activity, but today it could be a useful prompt for those who run on adrenalin and walk on knife-edge deadlines. Long-winded explanations won’t fly, so Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, and Scorpio will have to “cut to the chase.” Aries, Sagittarius, Leo, and Taurus: take some chances. Virgo, Pisces, Aquarius, and Gemini: tempo is your friend — decide the safest speed : Gift tip: scratch tickets, spices, or spicy lingerie.
Friday, December 13
Waxing moon in Taurus. Stick to the plan, even if modest confrontations emerge. Make December 13 lucky by staying in tune with the moon. Caution for Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Sagittarius as bellyaching could appeal. Taurus moons encourage luxury, so don’t settle for less than best, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, and Gemini. Taurus moons help you find the elegant solution, Virgo, Pisces, Aquarius, and Gemini. Gift tip: piggy banks, necklaces and earrings, looking glasses.
Saturday, December 14
Waxing moon in Taurus, moon void-of-course 9:54 pm until 1:40 am Sunday. An evening void-of-course means social engagements get more intimate suddenly (“instimacy”). Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, and Gemini: your calm and productivity could surprise yourself. Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio: be cautious about the next step. Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, and Gemini: deal with money, no matter how little you think you have! Gift tip: scarves made of shiny, luxurious material, opera tickets.
Sunday, December 15
Waxing moon in Gemini. Drink beers with peers, and embrace alternate modes of communication. Socializing to vent works for Gemini, Aquarius, Libra, and Cancer, who repackage conversation in entertaining ways. Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces: you’re smart and you’re sensitive — don’t let the latter shade the former. Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn, Leo, and Aries: pursue amusement (healthier than irritation). Gift tip: books, books, books.
Monday, December 16
Waxing moon in Gemini. On the eve of the full moon, you’ll find those who surf on anxiety will be hanging 10. The need to make connections dominates the day for Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo. The need to just Keep It Simple gets confused for Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer who are easily distracted. Gift tip: items that come in pairs, socks, salt and pepper shakers, shoes.
Tuesday, December 17
Full moon in Gemini, moon void-of-course 4:28 am until 1:17 pm when it moves into Cancer. Talk, talk, talk, even though it’s the “Oak Moon,” which suggests we all should stand like statues dispensing acorns of wisdom for the squirrels to hide. So why not communicate with a large group or float radical ideas (most alluring for Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, and Leo. A touch awkward for Aries, Capricorn, Virgo, Sagittarius, Cancer, and Pisces. Gift tip: short stories by early masters of the genre: John O’Hara, Dorothy Parker, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Wednesday, December 18
Waning moon in Cancer. Homebody urges prevail, as should defensiveness (for Aries, Capricorn, and Libra). Creativity as regards food will be delightful diversion for Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, and Cancer. Cancer moons bring out the “cocooning” impulse, so even the most independent folks could feel the urge to slip into a Slanket. Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Aquarius: be smart and be (on the surface) “cool, calm, and collected.” Gift tip: cookbooks and kitchen towels for serious cooks.
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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.