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January 16, 2017

Tarotscope 16th - 22nd January 2017

This week, the Aquarius season will keep you challenged and force you to flex those problem-solving muscles creatively.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist

When the going gets tough and the tough gets going, what would you do? I ask myself several times what I would do in times of crisis, and the answer is always different than what I did in reality. We can plan as much as we could, but eventually it comes back to our adeptness in adapting and making the best out of the situation.
Welcome to the Aquarius season, readers. Where you'll face challenges in every nook and corner that brings forth your ability to solve a problem with creative thinking and out-of-the-box solution.

(It’s Millie Bobby Brown, our Aquarian girl!)
This week, the Sun will hit the House of Aquarius starting from 20th January 2017 (Happy birthday, Aqua peeps!). The water bearer air sign is known for its eccentricity, independence, and philanthropist nature. They are helpful within their community, albeit can seem detached at times. Aquarians always have a knack to solve a collective problem, such as world peace, world hunger, or any problem surrounding their preferred organization or environment.

Unlike the Capricorn season when a thorough planning is an absolute to move the mountains, the air sign Aquarius wants you to solve it effortlessly while dodging every bullet that comes our way. We don't have much time to mull over a problem, so let's do it as we go instead! With Mercury sitting in Capricorn this time, we won't lose direction of what we have in front of us. We'll just find a way to navigate through the problem, without an overcomplicated strategy.
However, it doesn't mean that the Universe will not try to complicate you with a dramatic turmoil within. Mars is in conjunction with Venus in Pisces creating an otherworldly attunement to your mood, intuition, and sensitivity. With these two planets forming a square with Saturn in Sagittarius, you'll grow emotionally tired of your pursuit that a warm bed and a cup of tea by your side sounds so much better than an office space. That said, watch out for stress.

(or watch out for the Demogorgon.)
But this complication will also help you to assess the situation clearly. A heightened sensitivity and astuteness might turn off your need to win over a big tender that seems too out-of-your-reach. Heck, it will stop you from chasing pavements for an ex who might not be interested in another late night phone call. Mars and Venus in Pisces will be in sextile with Sun in Aquarius as a nod to this forecast.
Eventually, when it comes to facing a backlog situation, this week's aspects will help you to see if solving it will be worth your emotional distress. If it is, you can expect to find the solution with a sharp focus, while keeping a cool head and a million of innovative ideas. Stay calm, and good luck in making the right decision.

Happy Aquarius season to you!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Prince of Swords
Happy birthday, dearest one! Count your blessings, because this week you'll be reminded of how luck has always been in your favor. There's a part of you that wants to feel spontaneous and reckless, simply because you need more excitement in your life. Your success is not enough for you. You want something more, something out of this world. But a few people in your closest circle will disagree with you, causing a few partnerships to fall apart. Be careful of this period, Aquarius. When your personal and the collective interest clash, the only thing you can do to amend the situation is by keeping them balanced. You can still pursue your goal, but please assure your loved ones that you're not going to go too far with it.
You should listen to:
Not Alone - Otto Knows
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Take a second look at what you want, what you really, really want, before making a decision that will only benefit your friends. A part of you wants to rebel against this unfair, one-sided situation. If you never say what's in your head, how do you expect them to figure out? Open up, Pisces. Tell them how you feel and what you want to do about it.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Queen of Disks
You're bored with this, all of this. Sometimes you're wondering if you're going to get any updates on your current project or from another person because it seems like you've put your life on hold until a decision is made. Hmm, maybe try new a hobby? Or pick up a new skill? One shouldn't have their hands idle when waiting for a resolution.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Four of Disks - Power
You shouldn't worry about anyone or anything that's going to harm you. You're safe, at least for now. Just relax, because everything is going to be okay. The more you worry about the future, the less happy you are. Here are some calming tea recipes. Hope they’ll help to clear your clouded mind, so you can make the best call for yourself. Good luck!
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Princess of Swords
Dearest, Gemini, can't you see? You've been running around in a circle, trying to find a solution for your problem, only to get even more confused by your approach. Stop what you're doing, take a step back, and see the big picture. Now, can you see what went wrong and how you can fix it? A solution often hides in plain sight or is too simple to be noticed.
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Seven of Wands - Valour
If you can't solve the problem yourself, get ready to ask for someone else's opinion, such as your colleague or closest friends. However, try to offer them something in return for their help. A nice gesture would be a dinner treat at your favorite restaurant, or perhaps a novelty gift will do the trick for you. Don't forget to thank them too!
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
The Devil
This week, you are your own worst enemy, Leo. You crave for something larger than life with your burning passion, but your environment doesn't seem to allow you to fight for it. Don't push it, though. Everything will fall into place when the time is right. Go for a walk, try to think your options through. Most importantly, don't rush it.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
The Magus
It's a cutthroat world where you're heading to right now. But don't worry, you have what it takes to make that world your home. You have the skill, the confidence, and an interesting world view. You just need to learn some humility, accept constructive criticism from your colleagues and partners, and share your workload if you're unable to do it alone.
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
The Emperor
It's nice to see you becoming more ambitious early this year, not only for the sake of your personal interest but also others whom you care deeply about. You want to start with a clean slate for you and your loved ones, and if that's not a good motive, I don't know what is. Good luck on your journey, Libra. You can do this.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
The Fool
When you see the world around you, what did you see? Do you see a place full of inspiration or do you see a troublesome responsibility? To disentangle the mess around you, you need to be able to find a new way of thinking. Consider the aspects that lead to a solution, not just a conclusion. Also, don't be too harsh on yourself, okay?
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Ten of Disks - Wealth
Every little decision you make will count. This week is not the time for you to spend your luck in thoughtless decision making, because just like gambling, you might have to pay it off with all your winnings so far. Strictly speaking, you're in a precarious position. Be careful, be critical, and keep one foot in just in case you run out of an option.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
The Chariot
You've put your best effort, now all you have to do is wait until the appropriate time to reap the fruits of your hard work. Let's not disrupt nature's sequence, not for now. Like all hot drinks, you don't drink your tea when it's lukewarm. You drink it when it's hot and boiling. Be patient, Capricorn, let your Saturn luck works its slow-but-sure magic.
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Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website