Mercury has inverted so much in its retrograde that it now goes back into a conjunction with Pluto, and a square with Uranus that will last to the months end.
What does this mean? Well, Mercury and Pluto combining like this can create a great deal of intensity. Our thoughts can go around and around about one particular issue perhaps even to the point of obssesiveness. Yet this can be great for any kind of deep research or fact finding. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Monday 18th January 2016 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
With the influence between Mars your ruler and Neptune being at the high point of its cycle, affairs associated with joint finances may require confidential consultations. Be conscious of any tendency to avoid such matters. However, today's Taurus Moon might also see you thinking about what you can do to enhance everyday cash flow.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Although the emphasis at the start of this year has been encouraging you to revitalize your existence with fresh experiences, you still need to be conscious of the things that you're responsible for, which is something that you may become even more aware of over this week. One relationship can continue to intrigue, though.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
There's part of you Gemini that may want to divert any stresses and strains by placing greater emphasis on the fabric of your home life. This obviously can be good if it creates more comfort and serenity, but you may have to watch your budget if home furnishings attract. From midweek, the emphasis can switch to wider horizons.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
This week and the week to come still show a strong focus on your relating sector, with all sorts of coming and goings. This doesn't mean to say that you haven't been able to gain from other people's insights and perceptions. The key Cancer, continues to be in developing your ability to interpret what others are saying to you with care.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
The early part of this week can encourage you to indulge in anything gooey, calorific or sensual. Or will it? With a big focus on your sector of practical affairs and fitness plans, any indulgences may come with a slice of guilt. As the week moves on though, and the pace of life picks up, it could see you looking for more interaction.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You may have made more than a few sacrifices for others, and this mode continues onwards. But then, is there another part of you that craves an extra slice of nurturing and gentle healing yourself? Although nervous energies can still be ragged, one conversation can prove remarkably uplifting, and may prove to be a turning point.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
As you begin this new week Libra, are there any deeply personal issues that are working their way around your mind? Be conscious that someone you encounter might say all the right things, but could leave you wondering about their sincerity. It will though be important to outlet any tender emotions to someone you can truly trust.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Someone could gently prompt you to engage with an issue today, Scorpio, and at the very least it might be food for thought. Speaking of which, ideas that are highly charged seem to have been a feature of the early part of 2016. How do you feel you are processing these? Do you feel change is being welcomed or are they being avoided?
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
You have one last week of Venus in your sign, potentially bringing good things your way. But don't be duped into using flattery as a way to make a good impression. Rather, you might find you do best when you master those details and show a willingness to stick with certain tasks through to the end, even if they are somewhat tedious.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
Though you may feel empowered and fairly upbeat today, this can be quickly followed by frustration as situations appear on one minute and off the next. Indeed, this can be due to certain people letting you down on the spur of the moment. It can also be down to shifts in your own thinking, but only because you are looking for the right way forward.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
However you're feeling Aquarius, by Thursday your vitality and appetite for life will soon come flooding back when the Sun enters your sign. If you've felt mired in situations that have seemingly been beyond your control, this can be a reason for hope. Resolve that you will have the energy to make progress, although one hurdle may require persistence.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
As the tie between Mars and Neptune continues, your gentle ruler comes into its own today, and you may realize just how inspirational the past week or so has been. Maybe you've read a book or watched a movie that have prompted ideas in a way that they brought renewed hope or courage. Other valuable hints and tips can yet still emerge.