The Answers are in the Mysteries: Horoscopes for the week of Monday, Jan. 7, to Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

If you know your astrology, and are aware of your Sun Sign, your Moon Sign and your Rising Sign, also called the Ascendant, please read the Scopes for the Signs of all three; The Moon being especially important for those born in the evening or at night, likewise the Sun for those of you born at dawn or during the day.

March 21-23 to April 20-23
Coming to embrace your stern side, you will be focused on discipline, or else schooled in as much, by the world at large. Still, there's a creative edge that has you holding a hidden card up your sleeve. This week may feel like hitting your head hard up against a wall, but you ought to be fairly used to all of that rammy kind of action.

April 21-23 to May 20-23
You'll be feeling a little bit of a serious tone this week, like the rest of us. There can be a push and pull between choosing your company by way of an overly scrutinizing method, or feeling yourself, and/or others desiring contact for purely selfish means this week. Observational awareness is key, whereas selfishness is not.

May 21-23 to June 20-23
Conversations will be geared toward getting things done prudently and effectively. There will be much talk about these very sort of issues during the upcoming week, where up and coming future functionality seems the number one issue. Just remember that thinking and doing are not always as important as simply being, sometimes.

June 21-23 to July 20-23
Trust your own intuition, especially the most intense bouts of it that come up during the course of the next week, that steer you in a particular direction. This does not mean grasping on to the most extreme of your thoughts, and going with them, but rather, embracing the very strong ones that might actually get you somewhere, even if they say just to stand still.

July 21-23 to Aug.  20-23
How you take care of yourself right now is virtually the most important thing in the world. It is a favourable time for planning out new routines, especially where personal all around health is concerned. This doesn't really have to be as boring as it sounds. Make a resolve, and see it through this time. If you've ever thought of changing your eating habits, or taking up yoga, this is a strong time to act upon those very types of impending life-style choices.

Aug. 21-24 to Sept. 21-23
Very little opposes you at the moment celestially, so that means no set-backs and no events or plans to be postponed over the next week. Astrologically speaking, this is one to get your ducks all in a row. You'll be feeling solitary, whilst inwardly confidence in appearance. All around, conversations take a back seat to priorities. Don't cut yourself off from feeling.

Sept. 21-23 to Oct. 21-23
Venus will be squaring Uranus: Is there anything else you really need to know? This may or may not be as unpleasant as it sounds, depending on your sexual preferences, and your definition of squaring. Be less self oriented and square someone else's anus for a change. Or if we be against squaring, judge not so much. Squaring can be freeing and fun.

Oct. 21-23 to Nov. 21-23
Your temperament is up, and down lately, more than usual, and yet, less extreme. This kind of paradoxical seeming instance practically defines you right now. This is a time for levelling out, as much as challenges and ordeals will always be present. Take advantage of whatever that means to you.

Nov. 20-23 to Dec. 20-23
You may be feeling slightly detrimental, at the moment. There's really no soft cushion for you to land on, but all is never lost, unless your house has burned down. Your best friend right now may be your own healthy sense of distaste. It may not be entirely reliable for good advice, but it will help you to keep your own mouth closed, when it may famously speak up at a time you will later regret.

Dec. 20-23 to Jan. 18-21
Welcome to the power zone! You may not be feeling up to par, but the Stars are certainly conspiring in your favour, rather than against you. If your times are still hardened, to the point of splitting, perhaps you aren't emerging from the cracks hard enough. Get to it, babe, and crack that there egg o' yours. Get cookin'!

Jan. 18-21 to Feb. 18-21
If there are any strategies that need laying down or people that need laying out, now is a great time to develop your game plan. Aquarian personalities can be shy, and usually dislike conflict, as inevitable as it may be for us all. Considering that you must deal with the things that come your way, I am telling you that now is better than never.

Feb. 18-21 to March 18-21
Hard at work, for once, it's almost as if your feelings aren't the first thing on your mind for a change. You're focused, if a little bit of a pack horse as a result. Don't take the things that others say too personally this coming week, as you are already prone to this at the best of times, be very, very aware and steadfast within your most selfness. Only you know who you really are.

For questions about how to determine your Sun, Moon or Rising sign, Tarot readings or for private private consultations, questions or comments on accuracy, e-mail me, Iris E.: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

— by Iris E. (Becky Johnston) special to L.A. Beat