Friday, January 12 — Jupiter in a positive aspect to Pluto is shouting out loud and making it clear that those who have integrity are valued and appreciated. Truth prevails. Lies and deceit are proven to be what they are. This special aspect is with us until January 23. If you were born with Jupiter and Pluto in a positive aspect, then this will be a time of financial success for you. If you have a plan to launch a new business, wait a few more days, until the ideal time, when the New Moon takes place with no planets retrograde. Mercury is conjunct Saturn, which is great for detail work, planning and organizing. Some will feel inclined to work on tax preparation. This conjunction is with us until noon tomorrow. The Moon is in Sagittarius, increasing playfulness.

Saturday, January 13 — Mercury and Saturn are conjunct until noon. Your concentration is excellent. The Sun and Venus are conjunct in Capricorn and are both in a challenging aspect to Uranus in Aries. Changes take place in personal relationships that are too confining. Relationships now are screaming out for the space needed for unfolding of individuality. Don’t take it personally. You’re apt to meet new people. This is the time to try things you have not done before. Take the train to Boston?

Sunday, January 14 — The Sun and Venus are still in a challenging aspect to Uranus until midnight. Exercise your independence and stretch your imagination to find new adventures for yourself. The Moon will be conjunct Saturn in Capricorn from 7 until 9 p.m., indicating a few hours of serious, realistic thinking. Try not to let fears or negative thoughts get a grip on your mind. From 11:55 p.m. until 1:55 a.m. the Moon will be conjunct Mercury in Capricorn. It might find you thinking so much that you are unable to fall asleep.

Monday, January 15 — On the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we honor him and the impact he made on our world. He was a way-shower. Jupiter is still aspecting Pluto until January 23. King’s words, even today, can lead the way. From 1:40 until 3:40 p.m. you’ll be aware of your connection to those who have passed away, while the Moon in Capricorn is nicely aspecting Neptune in Pisces.

Tuesday, January 16 — You’ll feel the shift in energy as the New Moon is about to take place at 9:12 p.m., with the Moon and Sun at 26 degrees of Capricorn forming an awkward aspect to Uranus at 25 degrees of Aries. This is disruptive energy that will be with us for the next 29-1/2 days. Fortunately Chiron (large asteroid) is at 25 degrees of Pisces, ushering in healing and an expanded metaphysical perspective for those who are open-minded. Changes come about quickly, violence included, unfortunately. From 2:45 until 4:45 p.m. the energy is edgy and erratic while the Moon is in a very challenging aspect to Uranus. From 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. the Moon will be conjunct Venus in Capricorn, sweetening the mood with snuggly warm affection.

Wednesday, January 17 — We’re in the new cycle. Are you ready to make the changes that your life may be dictating? Those born between July and August of 1955 (especially those born July 17 to 22), as well as anyone born between January 15 and June 9 of 1956, will surely be making changes or will feel “forced” by life to change. Anyone born between April 14 and 20, 1956, will also be in need of making major changes in their lives. Many others will also be in that position; seeing an astrologer would be helpful.

Thursday, January 18 — I’d like to suggest that you read Cecelia Ahern’s clever, funny, yet profound romantic novel “The Time of My Life.” From 5 until 7 p.m. the Moon in Aquarius will be in an awkward aspect to Jupiter in Scorpio, igniting arrogance and deceit. Mercury is in a fine aspect with Neptune until Friday at midnight. This aspect increases faith and a connection to one’s own spirituality — via music, art or writing. It’s an inspirational phase to be enjoyed. The Sun enters Aquarius tomorrow, Friday, at 10:10 p.m., until February 18.