For All Signs: The planet Neptune, original god of the sea, was known as Poseidon in ancient lore. At this time Neptune's position is like that of a bathtub drain, drawing everyone's energy into a hole. The political situation is post-election, after a long and arduous 1.5 years of campaign rhetoric. Many of us feel wiped out, even those who are not politically minded. In the large picture, this represents a global letdown that resembles the day after Christmas. For individuals many are in a state of doldrums, lacking the energy to move forward. Under these conditions it is easy to slide into old habit patterns of thought, the ones we left behind when we learned better behaviors. These habits are like sludge in the drain, so it is a good idea to remain aware of this and hold onto enough consciousness to avoid them. Don't allow old issues to carry you off into previous fears.
Aries: News from distant sources, educators, publishers, church, or legal interests may be startling this week. A friend or acquaintance may trigger an old emotional injury. See the lead paragraph for help. Give yourself time to heal, but don't allow it to carry you down that drain.
Taurus: Encounters with people at a distance flow especially well at this time. Love life and romance are improving. Those who are into online dating may find a positive candidate this week. Activities involving the arts and things of beauty are inspiring and bring pleasure. Don't forget to take some time to do things that are fun and calming to you during this period.
Gemini: You are probably much more sensitive to what others think right now. Don't ask anyone else to evaluate you or critique your work. Instead, wait until you are completely finished with your creative efforts. On this same theme, avoid critiquing others. You do not have all the facts and your rationale may be flawed.
Cancer: Your romantic side is cooperating well with your nurturing side at this time. This is especially good for female friendships. Make a date for lunch and reconnect with people you like. Work, health, or matters of life routine may seem to be in your way at this time. This is short-lived.
Leo: Early in the week you are completing one or more projects related to family and home. Later your attention shifts to the areas of romance and personal creativity. An idea original to you alone may drop onto your radar. It will require skills that many others do not have. It may seem to them as if you are a magician.
Virgo: Please read the leading paragraph. You are one who might slip down the drain, as described there. This is because you are so prone to worry, often over things that never happen. When you are tired, this old habit is more problematic. Dealing with others is a challenge right now. Try to follow your own path until this is over.
Libra: Events of this week trigger your sense of compassion and draw you into the need to assist in the healing of another. As you live into this experience, you will discover that having compassion also heals you. Your spirit is lifted. Don't ignore the call and don't give up if, at first, you aren't sure you are making a difference. Impact sometimes comes in time.
Scorpio: Your sign is endowed with especially deep feelings. Your empathy for others is greater than most. See the lead paragraph and be especially cautious about absorbing the pain of the world around you at this time. It could affect you on a physical level.
Sagittarius: You may have discovered that the foundation of your current project has some flaws. Don't let that throw you off track. Take a deep breath. You can repair or redesign around it if you so wish. It is possible that family attitudes are undermining you. Listen with discernment for the truth and throw away the rest.
Capricorn: Activities involving the law, publishing, travel, education or the church are favored during this season. A person or persons who enter your life may bring you inspiration to proceed with your plans. This contact may be instrumental in opening doors that will be helpful to you in the future.
Aquarius: You may feel angry about finances, whether that be your own or things you share with another. At this point you can do nothing about it, so don't let the anger make you ill. Take another look at this later, when you have more clarity and are not caught by the adrenaline fear. You will find a solution.
Pisces: Please read the leading paragraph. Neptune (Poseidon) is in your sign. You may be more reactive than others to the drain on your energy at this time. Be good to yourself and avoid wallowing in old issues or hurt feelings. If you can do nothing else, watch good movies and read inspiring articles/books.
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