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Horoscope: As January ends, there is light at the end of the tunnel

This week we see a new moon in Aquarius and Venus turning direct.

Thursday, Jan. 27: As the moon moves from secretive Scorpio into clairvoyant Sagittarius, retrograde Mercury gains a spiritual insight into your future. Note, this insight plays out in early February. On Jan. 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent on the electric incandescent light bulb. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Edison purchased the patent rights from Toronto medical student Henry Woodward and hotel keeper Mathew Evans, and refined the technology to create a longer-lasting bulb. 

Friday, Jan. 28: Mercury and Pluto are together in Capricorn today, giving ideas and intensity that opens new understanding and the drive to make magic come to life. Happy birthday #86 to Alan Alda. We first got to know him as Hawkeye Pierce, the wise-cracking surgeon for 10 years on “M*A*S*H.” More recently, he appears in one of many Woody Allen films or on a PBS kids science show.

Saturday, Jan. 29: January ends on an intense note. Venus goes direct and on the same day, Mercury retrograde is conjunct Pluto. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, things will change for the better and we’re almost there. Just a little bit more of Pluto shedding and uncovering our truth. In February, March and especially in April we will see the fruits of our intense labour. Happy birthday to Oprah Winfrey. Born Jan. 29, 1954, she is now 68 and still commands must-see TV for a wide audience.

Sunday, Jan. 30: The sun is in Aquarius. Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, is in Taurus. Today they are exactly 90 degrees from one another. An unexpected surprise opens a new way forward to a dream come true. The Beatles historic last concert, on the roof of their Apple Corp. headquarters on London's famed Savile Row happened on Jan. 30, 1969.

Monday, Jan. 31: Tomorrow is the new moon in Aquarius, the start of a new lunar month. The set up for that is today with the moon moving from Capricorn to Aquarius. It’s a quiet and subtle change today for a lot more action tomorrow. It was Jan. 31, 2015, that 17-year-old Lydia Ko became the world’s youngest number one ranked golfer.

Tuesday, Feb. 1: Just past midnight we have a new moon in Aquarius. It marks the beginning of a 28-day period where new projects need to be identified and kindled into a flame. No matter how large or small, timing is important and today is the day. Make a list of things you need and want. He is not Canadian, but Rick James, aka Mr. Superfunk, was born on Feb. 1, 1948, in Buffalo, which means he performed a lot in Niagara.

Wednesday, Feb. 2: It’s Groundhog Day. Or, as it was once called “Candlemas.” It’s the day Jesus was presented at the temple. It’s also the day when one of a number of groundhogs either see or do not see their shadow, forecasting either an early or late spring. The moon begins the day in Aquarius and moves to Pisces at sunrise. Maybe an astrological groundhog can be of some help. She had been a star since the late 1950s but it wasn’t until Feb. 2, 1974, that Barbra Streisand enjoyed a number one hit with “The Way We Were.”

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