Venus forges a fabulous angle to Mars this week, and Mars also goes direct on Thursday which can see a speeding up of events but this influence is a great time to convey messages or be more daring about someone we are drawn to or to be more passionate about our talents.
The retreating Mercury is also forging a fine link to Uranus, urging us to try new approaches.
However, as the Sun meets with Pluto as the week ends, some kind of big shift or transformation will start to take place but with the Quarter Moon in Libra, finding just the right choice of words will be important when dealing with any important worldly matter.For your in-depth Weekly Horoscope Forecast for each sign for WC 9th January, please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Take heart if negotiations, key conversations or deals have left you disappointed. Indeed, over the past ten weeks, getting anything off the ground may have been a bit of a strain. With various aspects encouraging you forward and with Mars pushing ahead this week, things can begin to seem much rosier, and little by little your plans look more likely to fall into place.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Finances begin to look more promising, as energetic Mars moves ahead after six weeks in reverse. If you used this time as an opportunity to cut back on expenses, then a new and more positive phase could begin, giving you better control over your money. The Quarter Moon in Libra is a good time to tie up loose ends. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishing something big.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
This week brings positive news, as fiery Mars turns direct in your sign after its ten-week retro phase. If you've been dealing with discouragement, delays or difficult people, things will slowly change. You'll feel more in control and able to set sail in the direction of your dreams and ambitions. Plus, a new friendship could be helpful to you in more ways than you realize.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Had the urge to find closure on issues that are holding you back? Your efforts might now begin to bear fruit. Letting go of just some of your emotional baggage could clear the decks, and help you to know what actions are in your best interests. Have a family project on the go? Before you finalize the details, it's a good idea to make sure everyone is in agreement.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
If your social life has been less than satisfactory lately, then Mars's rewind phase might have encouraged you to jettison associations that aren't contributing anything. As the red planet pushes ahead, you'll be in demand from those who appreciate your people skills and social savvy. You're ready for new adventures, and the bigger and bolder they are the better, Leo.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
A significant shift takes place this week, making it easier to get ahead with your plans and ambitions. If the last two months or so have been dispiriting, your affairs will soon show more promise. As you gain ground, your confidence and self-belief will pick up, Virgo. And if you've been investing your time learning a skill or honing a talent, your efforts could soon bear fruit.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
The past weeks may have caused you to reflect on your beliefs, and how they have helped or hindered you. Because of this, you might have some interesting insights, that if followed through, could bring about a positive shift. Now, with passionate Mars pushing forward in your sector of adventure and study, it's time to set sail and take on a challenge or opportunity.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
With a focus on your sectors of communication, creativity and romance, lively conversations could help launch a new project or find you getting along with someone extremely well. Plus, with sassy Mars ending its retro phase and turning direct this week, you may feel a sense of relief as matters associated with deeply private issues begin to show more promise, Scorpio.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
If a relationship has been limping along recently, then Mars's forward motion this week could infuse new energy into this bond. It may not happen immediately, but a shift in attitude is all it takes for things to follow a more positive route. And whether this is a love bond or a budding romance, it may be that a deep and honest chat could inspire a change of heart.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
The emphasis on your sign continues, making this one of the best times for showcasing your talents, Capricorn. The good news this week is that dynamic Mars finally moves forward after its retro phase, which means you'll no longer feel as though you are walking through treacle when trying to get things done. The tide is turning, and soon you'll be firing on all cylinders again.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
A romance that had lost its sparkle could begin to show promise, as Mars pushes ahead in Gemini after its retro phase of several weeks. There's a good chance it will get back on track. You might also come to a decision about whether to commit further or turn over a new leaf. Ready to take a well-deserved break? If you need a change of scene don't think twice, just go for it!
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
If you've been busy streamlining household affairs, clearing out clutter and getting your place shipshape while Mars was in reverse, you've done the right thing, Pisces. This week it forges ahead, and you'll feel ready to go ahead with any plans you have. Even if things aren't quite as you would like them, starting now will give you a clean slate so you can make your move.