01-23-2017 to 01-29-2017
You sexy thing! The year's only new moon in Aquarius lights a bonfire in your eighth house of seduction this Friday, January 27. Whether you're single or attached, you can look forward to a pre-Valentine's Day kiss from old Eros himself. Be careful when you're around anything combustible, Cancer: You'll be shooting out sparks—with your dear old steady or someone you meet who feels so familiar it might blow your mind. Don't dismiss the connection—or run away! This "fresh start" energy could open a new chapter in your personal book of love that blossoms into something amazing between now and the corresponding Aquarius full moon (also a lunar eclipse!) on August 7th. The eighth house will ratchet up your desires. While single Crabs may get a little carried away with all the choices, don't indulge in things just for the sake of "sampling the menu." Your sign is the most sentimental of the zodiac, and you need to be true to yourself. If you're looking for something lasting, those one-hit wonders will never satisfy you. This new moon lands in your "urge to merge" zone, but you're more interested in a happily-ever-after ending. So hold out and don't settle. There's nothing wrong with some playful flirting and exploratory first dates, but you don't "owe" anybody anything. Save your sexy life-force energy for a partner who brings a promise of security along with that seduction. But this person isn't going to ride up to the Cancer Castle on a white steed and beckon you out. You need to meet the universe halfway if you're going to manifest a relationship of this ilk. Over the next few weeks or months, make a concerted effort to look your best ('cause then you'll feel your best) every time you socialize. Already attached? Stop hiding out behind your Kindle or spending every potential date night curled up with your cat. You get out of it what you put into it, so use this sultry window to rev up the sparks. Cultural dates are a good place to start—with the connection they engender, you'll be headed back to the bedroom soon enough.
Also on Friday, stern Saturn sends a harsh beam to affable Venus. Your caring sign always tries to do the right thing, but there's just no pleasing some people! It's understandable that you might be feeling some resentment…but could some of it be of your own making? Your generosity is admirable, but if you give with strings attached, it doesn't count as a selfless act. Whatever you choose to do is your decision, and if others don't show the kind of appreciation you expect, try not to make assumptions. Who knows what they're going through? They might be so emotionally distraught that they simply forgot to thank you. Add loving acceptance to the list of things you're offering, then step back and give them an opportunity to do the right thing. If they dropped the ball and didn't follow up on something, then you might need to directly communicate this—or express your needs instead of assuming they can read your mind.
Have you got big weekend plans? You might need to carve out a little time for some shameless self-promotion on Saturday, Cancer. Mars, the driving force of the zodiac, jets into Aries and your tenth house of career ambition for six weeks. The red planet hasn't visited this part of your chart in two years, and you'll want to make the most of this layover! You've been working hard to create a niche for yourself, but if you've been stalled or stymied, the motivational planet can help you bust through a plateau. This won't happen by wishing on a star, however. Mars rewards action, drive and determination. You don't have to dive into the shark tank, but you may have to go a few rounds in the ring with a competitor. You've got it in you—and tapping into that powerful energy is exactly what will catapult you to your next level. Maintain your commitment to excellence and slog that extra mile to ensure that anything you're a part of is of a quality you can stand behind. A word of warning: Martian energy can be fierce and could stir up some "my way or the highway" intensity. Watch out for that. As long as you stay true to your deepest values, you'll never veer (far) off-track.