At last. Mercury goes forwards. Can I hear a collective sigh of relief? I think so. However, the planet is still locked in a very potent conjunction with Pluto and square with stormy Uranus, right through to the end of the month.
So what does this mean. Well, the battle between the orthodox and revolutionary, which has been played out so stridently this year, just takes on further energy, but especially around communications. Be sure that what you defend passionately, is really worth it. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Monday 25th January 2016 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
If it has felt like you have been going around in circles regarding a job issue or in dealings with a government department or other official organization, then there may be light at the end of the tunnel. As Mercury changes direction and pushes ahead, be alert over the days ahead for a breakthrough and an opportunity to resolve any concerns.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
While Saturn's presence in your psychological sector may have encouraged much self-searching, its link to Uranus paves the way for a new, more positive phase. You may have noticed how sharing with a friend can bring relief. If so, this influence suggests connecting more with people who possess good emotional insights.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
If you've been tentatively feeling your way around a tricky issue, positive developments may now be possible as Mercury, your ruler, turns direct from today, Gemini. The answers or information you need may show up unexpectedly though, perhaps through someone's off-the-cuff remark or even during a moment of dazzling insight.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Venus's new presence in your zone of relating can be helpful for leveraging certain situations in order to extract some benefit from them. If you've tried and failed to secure a compromise or to engage someone in a discussion, then charm, coupled with a willingness to listen to what they're really saying, could move things along helpfully.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
As Mars moves through your home zone it encourages you to discard items that you no longer need. Recycling them can leave you with more space and perhaps more money if you're willing to sell unwanted pieces. However, as he angles towards Pluto you may also feel compelled to make some radical changes to some long established routines.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
Although you've likely had to work harder than usual to get everything done recently, be assured Virgo, it won't have been in vain. If you've felt frustrated by any lack of progress, what you've learnt in the process may ultimately set you up to do even better. Delightfully however, your creativity can blossom, and dry sense of fun shine.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Worn down by all the activity or the lack of it, around a home or property matter? If so, pleasingly you may have reached a turning point. Over the coming days and weeks certain people may become more amenable and willing to co-operate, or you could find that someone who was stubbornly resistant to your suggestions becomes more amenable.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
It's impossible to know everything, as you understand more than most. Even so, is there one matter or project you are determined to tackle by yourself? If progress has not been forthcoming the time may have come now to be more open to others' input. In love, a text message or email can really set you thinking from now, Scorpio.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Today's Leo Moon makes a fleeting tie to both Mercury and Pluto, but it may be enough to engage your creative side and to spark an opportunity that might help improve your financial situation. With Venus also having moved into your sector of everyday resources, this too can often coincide with helpful shifts around money. Extra generosity abounds.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
Someone in your social circle could be helpful to you now and over the days ahead, if they have information or tips to share on how you might handle a key situation. Furthermore, their input is unlikely to be superficial. If you are single, the next month can be an interesting time, one when new flirty admirers can head your way - so go dazzle, Capricorn.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Yesterday's Full Moon may have emphasized the necessity for compromise within a key relationship. Today, you may find its waning influence encouraging you to zero in on more subtle, but equally important feelings. With Venus relocating to its most psychological area, if there are any concerns or chinks around key ties, they may now start to show.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
Have you experienced delays while attempting to turn a hope into a reality? If so, Mercury's forward direction suggests that sparkling new ideas might make it possible. With Venus now in your zone of friendships, the next few weeks can be a time when sincere associations can become more and more obvious to you, but conversely also those that are less so.