In the Stars for January 2018
A new calendar cycle begins this year, Happy New Year! The number 2018 resonates to the 11/2 in numerology which means it brings in the forces for Illumination, cooperation, and duality this energy will help with mediation as we may polarize in order to come to an understanding with others. Some may experience more flashes of intuition and insight.
The transiting Sun is moving through the earth sign Capricorn. This sign is outgoing, ambitious, and practical. The goat/fish climbs to the mountaintop, a symbol for the soul’s journey through the zodiac which can lead it to attain spiritual heights through the attainment of its goals on the earth plane. The goat uses its intuitive awareness, the fishtail and the horns of the sure-footed goat to climb the difficult trek up the mountain of self-realization. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn is aware of the struggles that life presents in order to achieve self –mastery or plunge into the depths of materiality.
Capricorns are organized, status-seeking individuals who do muster up the strength to overcome their fears and limitations in order to achieve their goals and make something of themselves. Self -discipline comes naturally to these folks especially since they are always working on something to improve life. They are dependable, responsible and waste little time on frivolities. They proceed forward carefully calculating their steps to meet their mark. Most are serious and somber as children and as they grow older they are wise and more lighthearted with themselves and others. They project dignity, discipline, and control. Most are conservative and measure the security in everything thus they are thrifty with money and possessions. In relationships, they are loyal and prefer to be with others who are disciplined and mature like themselves. Happy Birthday Capricorn! The change and challenges are here for you to let go of ego struggles and surrender to the spiritual light within you. This year 2018 will challenge you to change and look for other forms of expression as both Uranus planet of radical change and Pluto of reformation both aspect you’re Sun. This is a time to grow come out of the cocoon and spread your wings.
The Planetary Aspects for January
First week-Jan. 1-7th, Full Moon in Cancer Sun in Capricorn, represents: security, comfort, family and emotional control are some of the themes of this Full Moon energy. Uranus planet of abrupt changes goes direct motion on Tues. stirring up the energy for dramatic changes, restlessness. Some may feel anxious as they try to handle the increases in the magnetic energy which Uranus and the Full Moon can stir up.
Second week-Jan. 8-14th, The Last Quarter Moon on Monday in the air sign Libra, enables us to make decisions and use this energy to balance and harmonize ourselves and surroundings. This is a good week to organize, give things away that you no longer use, clean up the holiday stuff. The Sun forms easy aspects to Jupiter in Scorpio bringing in the desire to grow and expand. The Sun and Venus both in conservative Capricorn both conjoin with intense Pluto in Capricorn this week will bring in strong awareness of and desire for power, the focus of ambitions around material forms are challenged. Conservative Venus in Capricorn and action orientated Mars in its own powerful sign Scorpio will sextile an easy aspect that can help channel the energy for expansion around your plans Jupiter in Scorpio also plugs into this aspect to do the research and persist in the undertaking. This could be a very productive week. Mercury has been moving direct now will enter into the practical sign Capricorn and this will help with efficiency and productivity as well and will aspect Saturn in Capricorn now the sign it rules brings in more discipline to this energy on Saturday, Jan. 13th.
Third week Jan.-15-21rst, The New Moon occurs Jan. 16th in the practical ambitious earth sign Capricorn a new light arrives, the lunar cycle begins a growth cycle for our activities and plans. Five challenging aspects on the New Moon can make for an awareness of what to change for the good, as the Moon aspects the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto-lots of energy to harness this Tuesday. On Wednesday, Venus shifts out of conservative Capricorn and into the progressive humanitarian air sign Aquarius. An objectivity and generosity will start to filter through our values and desires which Venus rules. The transiting Sun moves out of conservative ambitious Capricorn and into the humanitarian air sign Aquarius Jan. 19th. This will shift the focus of the energy for the upcoming month as Aquarius the water bearer; will reign in more objectivity, the awareness of the gift of giving and sharing knowledge which Aquarius brings into focus.
Fourth week Jan.-22-28th, On the First Quarter Moon in the practical security, minded earth sign Taurus features new energy to see things grow Mercury and Pluto conjoin lending powerful networking drives, and Moon trines serious Saturn in Capricorn giving structure and discipline to the forms you are creating. Mars planet of action and strategies moves into the adventurous fire sign Sagittarius and the energy shifts from intense Scorpio motivations to more altruistic forward striving goals.
Fifth week Jan-29 -30th will be another intense week as we will have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse called a “Supermoon” because we have two full moons in one calendar month. This Moon in Leo may certainly be a good time to go out and see the night sky and enjoy the display it will show. When the Moon is in the fire sign Leo we prefer to play, have fun and enjoy our surroundings. Mercury will shift into the air sign Aquarius stirring up the telepathic energy and magnetic forces it will help lift us up towards progressive humanitarian ideals. This Lunar Eclipse can bring a lot of wake up change to Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius Sun signs.
And that’s the star report for this month; we can always choose how we work with the energies that are in alignment through the celestial zodiac.
Peace and Blessings