January 2011

January 2011
Insight From Stellar Influences
by Michele Avanti CAP, Reconnection
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Jan. 2 after 6:08 p.m.; Jan. 5 before 8:08 a.m.; Jan. 7 from 12:51 p.m. to 6:57 p.m.; Jan. 10 before 7:24 a.m.; Jan. 12 after 6:47 p.m.; Jan. 15 before 5:23 a.m.; Jan. 17 from 9:57 a.m. to 11:29 a.m.; Jan. 19 from 1:26 p.m. to 2:16 p.m.; Jan. 21 from 10:58 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; Jan. 23 from 12:08 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.; Jan. 25 from 2:04 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Jan. 27 after 7:01 p.m.; and Jan. 30 before 6:01 a.m.

Waning Periods: Jan. 4- 19 begin with the full moon. It's a time of completion. In candle magic, it's known as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Jan. 20 - Feb. 2 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic it's known as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Jan. 4, 1:04 a.m. in Capricorn. The waning period focuses on your career, fulfilling goals, ambitions, and long range plans.
FULL MOON: Jan. 19, 1:22 p.m. in Cancer. The waxing period focuses on new emotional issues concerning family, home, real property and mom.

How to Use This Column: Because both your sun and moon sign are important, please read the sections for both of them. As you do, note that each section is broken into Insight & Picture. Insight: offers an Insight to what the planets may be trying to teach you during this period. Ponder it, and your consciousness should expand. Picture: is a broad picture of what may occur in your world during this period in time.

Aries: 4- 19: Insight:  Discipline becomes a response only after much practice.  Picture:  You feel restricted by superiors and their new rules.  20-Feb. 2: Insight: Words and acts are indelible. Caution averts regret. Picture: You're challenged to end a situation at home. For best results, choose to express your feelings.  

Taurus: 4- 19: Insight: You've earned it through perseverance and hard work. Picture: You receive recognition for your  hard work. Your investments reach maturity bringing you a new level of security. 20-Feb. 2: Insight: Achievements are most enjoyable when shared. Picture: Expressing your feelings while completing a home project is very satisfying.  

Gemini: 4- 19: Insight: Success is the result of a well developed plan, perseverance and hard work. Picture: Evaluation by a new superior, causes you to reconsider your goals.  20-Feb. 2: Insight: The facts speak for themselves. Allow others to reach their own conclusions. Picture: You must complete a family situation that is frustrating. Stay focused for best results.     

Cancer: 4- 19: Insight: Your success is only limited by your mind set. Picture: New rules force you to balance your desire to stay home with your need to make a father figure proud.  20-Feb. 2: Insight: It is wise to honor each soul's journey. Picture: Follow your hunches to complete a family situation, property purchase, or genealogy search.   
Leo: 4- 19: Insight: Humor is the prescription for stress. Picture: Your drive to succeed and be the center of attention may cause new heart problems - physically or in love. 20-Feb. 2: Insight: Hiding feelings does not make them disappear.  Picture: Frustration reaches a conclusion as denial and irresponsible indifference are viewed.  
Virgo: 4- 19: Insight:  Only one in a million know how to receive. Picture: Whether love or money, this cycle offers a new practical, secure long term investment. 20-Feb. 2: Insight: The comfort of home and love of family are treasures. Picture: You're satisfied completing a home purchase, decorating, being part of a big reunion or other family project.   
Libra: 4- 19:  Insight: Health requires that you express yourself. Choose your timing and words with care. Picture: Your need to fulfill an old goal is challenged by an emotionally controlled superior. 20-Feb. 2: Insight: Emulate Solomon and wisdom will prevail. Picture: Ending a family situation challenges your sense of fairness and your need to be nurtured.   

Scorpio: 4- 19: Insight: Real power comes from self-control. Picture: A new position of power is available. Secure new developments from old investments. 20-Feb. 2: Insight: Intimacy develops by revealing your secret self and trusting and listening to your mate. Picture: Opportunities for a more comfortable home. A loving relationship offers more intimacy.     

Sagittarius:  4- 19: Insight: Issues of the father should not be transferred to superiors.  Picture: New rules and controlling superiors cause frustrating delays. Each moment is perfect. Choose to see this and it will be so.  20-Feb. 2: Insight:  Home is where the heart is. Picture: Conclusion of an emotional matter makes you reassess your need for family. 

Capricorn: 4- 19: Insight: A pie is easier to eat in small pieces - so too with goals. Picture: Now you can have your say and new superiors will listen and help you achieve your goals. So go for it!  20-Feb. 2: Insight:  There is a time for everything under heaven. Picture: Completion of a home project brings family back into focus.

Aquarius: 4- 19: Insight: To become the maker of the law, you must first understand why a law is made. Picture: Your new ambitions are stifled by new rules and delays. 20-Feb. 2: Insight:  What we see in others - good or bad -  is a reflection of ourselves.  Picture: Family ties, household projects and food preparation need redefining.  

Pisces:  4- 19: Insight: Leadership is offered when the potential for success has been proven. Picture: Your career offers you a new position more aligned with your dreams.  20-Feb. 2: Insight: Your intuition is clear now, follow it. Picture: You have an opportunity to have the house and/or family of your dreams, but you must pay attention and take action.    

 Tenth Sign of the Zodiac Cardinal Earth •
•  Ruler: Saturn • 
• Colors: Burgundy & Dark Reds •
 Gemstone: Garnet •  Flowers: Ivy & Pansy 
• Herbs: Comfrey, Hemp & Hemlock  •
• Cell Salt: Calc Phos • 
• Rules: Knees, Skin, Bones & Teeth
•  Key Phase: "I Discipline!" •
•  Most Compatible Signs: Taurus and Virgo  •

Capricorn, you're the conservative, ambitious, punctual, practical, serious, inhibited and unemotional people who rule nations, corporations and courtrooms. You us everything around you from material things to people. You're driven to achieve in your chosen career. You tend to be melancholy and do not smile easily. You love the old and think in terms of long term outcomes. Everything in life is an investment to you. Career comes first and marriage second. If you marry, it will be late in life or to someone older than you. You like to be challenged and then recognized for your accomplishments. You tend to be a loner and act superior but have a deep fear of failure. You excel in corporate environments, politics and government. You could be a jailer, scientist, watchmaker, chiropractor, osteopath, miner, mathematician, orator, serious actor or school administrator.

Famous Capricorns include:
Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Kevin Costner, Tiger Woods, Carolyn Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Maureen Reagan, Janis Joplin, Cassius Clay,  Kit Carson, Al Capone, Thomas Becket, Clara Barton, Joan Baez, Albert Schweitzer, Loretta Young, Daniel Webster, Paul Cezanne, Andrew Johnson, Joan of Arc, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, Alexander Hamilton, Barry Goldwater, Kahlil Gibran, Edward Teller, A.A. Milne, Woodrow Wilson, Conrad Hilton, Mao Zedong, Millard Fillmore, Marlene Dietrich, Cicero & Robert E. Lee.

Michele Avanti CAP, is a certified astrology professional, metaphysical minister, Reconnection practitioner and award winning author. For a personal consultation call: 541-863-6631. or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com