In the Stars for January 2017


Happy New Year 2017 of the Gregorian Calendar

The transiting Sun is now in the practical ambitious earth sign Capricorn. The fullness of winter is here as we look at the pretty snow falling in most places this holiday season in the northern hemisphere. This is a good time to do as nature go within and conserve your vital force energy.
This year 2017 resonates to the number one in numerology which stands for new beginnings it’s a force of energy that charges forward towards new initiatives and pioneering movements.
If your birthday personal year is a 1 year then you will feel it more than others. Also if your life path is a number 1-originalaity, leadership initiating projects are your strengths. We shall see how planetary wise people and nature reacts to this force as new beginnings can begin with unsettling energy.

Capricorn’s historical symbol the goat-fish stands for the serious somber nature with a steady rise from the ocean to the sky, as it climbs the mountain of ambitions.  The glyph represents the knees bent to obedience to Saturn the task master of the planets. Capricorn sun signs are known for their focused energy which gives them a bad rap that of being ambitious concerning work/career. The Capricorn sun sign is a cardinal feminine earth sign, focused on overcoming fears, limitations and obstacles in order to achieve its ambitions. Capricorn Sun signs are known to be organized, efficient, status-seeking drives, self-discipline cautious and conservative in style. The Capricorn Sun increases the desire to better oneself regardless of the conditions one is born into thus overcoming Karma which Saturn rules.  It is a sign chosen for the ability one has to change limiting conditions of one’s consciousness.  Capricorn is a loyal dedicated friend and a hard worker. They work to provide security for their loved ones with whom they feel loyal and dedicated towards.  They are born with a mature outlook often suffering in their youth and being more youthful in spirit in their mature years. A very creative sign they prefer to use their intelligence doing useful things and keeping busy with their hobbies as time is important to them. The quartz crystal and the Birch tree are your elemental helpers here.
Happy Birthday Capricorn natives this is your year to really change your ego and transform your-self to a more positive open minded person. The process of transforming into a new consciousness and awareness has been coming closer as Uranus squares and Pluto conjoins your Sun thus giving you a better sense of what power or empowerment can be for you through a new identity.

Major Planetary Transits
Mercury goes direct motion Jan. 8th in the enthusiastic fire sign Sagittarius then shifts back into cautious practical Capricorn Jan. 13th at the Full Moon phase also in Cancer. So we have that polarity on that day of the Capricorn/Cancer opposites. Mercury retrograde periods help us finish things up and learn conscientiousness and develop plans not yet to be ready to launch. Mercury rules communications, networking, schedules and the way things hold together it is like the glue in things that’s why when its retrograde things that are going to break down will do so. Each year there are three of these cycles the next one is in April/May 2017. As Mercury moves direct through January, we may find ourselves sorting through decisions made under the retrograde can change during this time.

Poetry, inspiration and love-Venus in Pisces with Mars in Pisces are transiting in together forming a conjunction to one another.  This can influence our ideals around love relationships, negotiations, artistic inspirations and sensitivity with our actions this month. This aspect can make for more subjective love, passion, dreams, perhaps a romantic or poetic time for the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Action is more centered on aesthetics.  Neptune in Pisces adds more mysticism to this mix. Pisces Sun signs are particularly influenced to reach for more meaning in life as the veils of self -deception and illusions are washed away by this transit. The best way to handle this aspect is to practice yoga and meditation type disciplines for the higher spiritual and mystical experiences are there for Pisces now.

Freedom vs Tyranny-Jupiter in Libra helps increase our sense of justice and fairness where it helps expand grace, legal contracts, and fairness in business dealings. The Sun signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are mostly helped to grow in beneficial ways by this transit. Uranus in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra this month. This aspect may bring about a release of energies which can foster freedom and liberty for those under the tyranny that is impinging human rights around the globe.

Karmic endings-Saturn is nearing the end of its transit through the fire sign Sagittarius. If you are a Gemini, Virgo, Sag. or Pisces the pressures and burdens are lightning up. Saturn transits over the Sun or forming aspects to the inner planets can give some needed lessons to the ego consciousness that may help to lift the restrictions and limitations from ones experience.

Transformation and Change continues to be the challenge world-wide, as Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn continue to create the tension for us to break up our limiting structures; be they mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

The Lunar Cycles for January
The New Moon started Dec. 28th in the practical ambitious earth sign Capricorn. This Sun and Moon conjunction starts off the new phase of growth for this month.  Be careful not to push ahead too quickly as Mercury is still retrograde. The new moon energy always wants to push and grow new projects and those may be more practical realistic yet ambitious under the Capricorn influence. This is also a good time this year to clean out the old and bring in the new.  This is a good time for inner hibernation. A time to reflect on what has changed for you this last year and think on the new plans hopefully more clear as we go into the start of a new zodiac cycle in the spring when the Sun enters Aries.

The First Quarter Moon occurs in the fire sign Aries. This can be a very energetic day and time to put things into action. Uranus in Aries and the Moon influences our minds to be erratic, independent, inventive and self-centered.  Jot down those new ideas as this can be awake up call.

The Full Moon occurs Jan. 12th in the intuitive security centered water sign Cancer.  A time for reflection and introspection as this may be more the day that things come to a head during this lunar cycle. Harmony and balance I felt from the solar plexus a good day to take a hike in nature and let the burdens fall away. The Moon shifts into Leo on this day and the tone changes from the somber to the carefree joy.

The Last Quarter Moon in the intense water sign Scorpio finishes off this lunar cycle of growth. This is a day when you may find that being with your feelings is the most productive way to experience the flows of life around you. Moon in Scorpio increases our suspicions, sensitivities and is good for cleansing our emotions. The Sun shifts into the freedom seeking air sign Aquarius this afternoon lifting up the energies.

Happy New Year!  Another numerological cycle is completed of the Gregorian Calendar which we subscribe to. However, our 4 seasons around the 12 signs of the zodiac end in the time of Pisces and the new cycle begins with Aries.
Peace and Blessings