January 2018

Happy New Year!

Uranus Direct on January 2

We have two full moons that are news makers this month. There is a strong, emotionally charged “Supermoon” Wolf Moon in Cancer on January 1st and a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon/Blue Moon) in Leo on January 31st. Change is definitely in the air and for many, it is inevitable. These two full moons are the second and third of the supermoon trilogy that began with the first supermoon on December 3rd.

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As we begin the new year on the 1st, there could be unexpected disruptive energy such as out of the blue events or news, power outages, even earthquakes, or problems with airlines/airplanes. Unexpected happenings. The weather could be a major challenge. As of January 3rd all of the planets will be moving direct but it may take a day or two for the energy to settle down so be patient the first few days. This “all planets moving forward” continues through February.

Governments (including government employees), businesses (especially big), banks and banking will all be in the spotlight more than usual in January. Watch the energy mid-month. It will give clues as to how these topics will be news worthy.

Jan 5 – 10 may see mega changes to the stock market or, at the least, a hint of things to come. The energy is forceful and should prompt an alert regarding some kind of dishonesty ... or perhaps it will simply be financial dealings involving those who have very deep pockets!

There is a strong force at work almost the entire month that packs such intensity regarding love, money, power and justice, that it is hard to say how individuals will be effected. The choice is up to each person. This can be a very powerful positive time even if there are challenges. Sometimes the hard lessons are the ones that give us long lasting wisdom!

CAPRICORN Sun signs and Ascendants will feel energized and transformed by events especially mid month. ARIES will feel pushed and and a little poked. LIBRA seem unhappy with all the aloofness while CANCER will be emotional and defensive with the changes. Remember, if you have personal planets (Venus, Mercury, Mars, Moon) in one of these signs, you will also feel this energy directly.

At the end of the month with the Supermoon “Blood Moon”Lunar Eclipse in Leo, the energy will start building from mid month and unfolding in a spotlight grabbing, dramatic way! On the one hand, romance, children, and entertainers will shine and generosity will explode. On the other hand, EGO wars can develop between leaders of countries, in businesses, and could even involve broadcasting/media. There is a push-pull kind of energy underlying activities. Keep your ego in check, focus on the love in your life, work together on a financial plan for your future and you will find golden opportunities for positive change.

There will be a Solar Eclipse in February in Aquarius. This energy supports the energy from last August 2017. Consider this to be the rolling stone that IS GATHERING MOSS (momentum). Changes from August will continue well into 2018 picking up more energy in January.

Highlights

Jan 1 – Happy New Year! With a SUPERMOON Full Moon in sensitive CANCER, the planet of unexpected happenings stationing to return to full power tomorrow, it is recommended that everyone exercise patience and understanding, release emotional buildup by working out, going for a walk, cleaning out closets, etc. This is a GREAT day for families, cooking at home, being with people you really care about. Just keep things in moderation.

Jan 2 – The moon continues in CANCER until 5:40pm when it enters VOID until 2:22amET. URANUS STATIONS DIRECT at 9:11amET at 25 degrees Aries. After today, ALL planets are Direct. No retrogrades! It is time to move forward with all futuristic projects, engineering designs, humanitarian causes. Watch for unpredictable things today. Capricorn feel edgy and wants more structure. CANCER needs someone to pay attention.

Jan 3 – The moon in LEO with a nice energy for daydreaming! This is a very creative energy day and it is made for romance. It is also a great day for watching movies, concerts or enjoying sports. If you have any kind of heart problems, make sure you are current with all your check-ups. If you live in a cold climate, you might want to skip stressful physical exercise until after the 4th. AQUARIUS enjoy the energy and the fun.

Jan 4 – With the moon still in LEO until early evening, the energy for fun, romance and generosity continues. Pace yourself today. Listen to music or if you play an instrument, this is the day to “let go” and enjoy life. The only downside is allowing your ego to get in the way of having fun.

Jan 5 – The moon was VOID overnight until 3:12amET when it moved into VIRGO. Now is a good time to organize your calendar, paperwork for taxes, or set appointments for haircuts. PISCES feel pushed and want to escape to a quieter place.

Jan 6 – The moon is in VIRGO again today and BOYEE is this a day filled with energy. The afternoon is exciting and filled with epiphanies. There is strong energy early evening for news regarding foreign countries or perhaps a focus on things that are hidden. Secrets revealed now should bring positive outcomes.

Jan 7 – Happy Birthday to someone special! The moon moved into LIBRA in the early morning. There is a desire for beauty and balance. Keeping the peace is important. Late morning there could be minor stress surrounding emotions and responsibilities. Follow your feelings today for a good time! ARIES should stay in the background and quiet.

Jan 8 – The day finds the moon in LIBRA and brimming with energy again. Ideas are blossoming and everything moves quickly. There is a hint of love in the air! Business deals should go smoothly, especially for Gemini. The late afternoon, early evening could make you feel jittery. Thankfully, it passes quickly.

Jan 9 – The moon begins the day still in LIBRA and moves to VOID at 11:12am until 3:05pm when it slides quietly into SCORPIO. Watch the morning for breaking news types of stories. The energy is very high all day. With the moon moving into secretive SCORPIO, there is a quietness that envelopes the evening.

Jan 10 – The moon in SCORPIO seems to create a feeling of uneasiness with TAURUS. Taurus likes security and minimal risks while SCORPIO is driven by desire, ambition, going where others fear. The day is intense with a depth of feeling that is feeds the intuition – and it is on target.

Jan 11 – The moon shifts quickly from SCORPIO into VOID at 9:53amET. While the energy is more free flowing today, it is a day that can bring good luck. If you are looking for a loop hole in a contract or maybe trying to find something you lost, today is the day to find what you are looking for.

Jan 12 – The moon enters SAGITTARIUS in the wee morning hours. Today is like a blank board. Make it what you want it to be. This is a good day for teaching, speaking, travelling, religion and studying. Perhaps you just feel like wandering through the mall or out in nature. Enjoy the feeling of freedom today. Even GEMINI will enjoy the day!

Jan 13 – The moon is still in SAGITTARIUS but does bring complicated energy early afternoon. Today is probably not the best day for having those heart to heart discussions. It is more for adventure and exploring. Keep things light and this could turn into an A++ day.

Jan 14 – The moon moves into VOID around 4amET and remains VOID until the afternoon close to 3pmET when it moves into CAPRICORN. During the VOID time frame, expect delays or unexpected visits or communications. The evening is best for looking at your budget as there is a chill in the air and it is not the weather!

Jan 15 – The moon in “aloof” CAPRICORN allow us time to stay focused on work, responsibilities and strategic plans. Those in government will feel burdened more than usual perhaps because today is a celebrated holiday while a strong energy approaches ahead of a New Moon in CAPRICORN tomorrow. The heat is on taking care of business! CANCER prays for more compassion giving generously to those less fortunate.

Jan 16 – NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN at 26/27 degrees occurring at 9:17pmET. This is a high energy day. If you must go to court today, expect no real compassion for your case. Instead, you will receive what is deemed “just”. If you can reschedule your date, it would be wise if you need the courts mercy. In business, today might find the belt tightening on Wall Street. Financial interests have mixed views as some prepare for “what if”.

Jan 17 – The moon shifted between 1:30 and 3:30am into AQUARIUS. The airlines may be in the news. Humanitarian causes are in focus. Enjoy lunch with a friend today and keep the conversation future oriented as Aquarius is the visionary. Today everyone can explore their thoughts and feelings on the future. This evening VENUS will also move into AQUARIUS giving a “good feeling” to all AQUARIUS and even LIBRA and GEMINI. This good feeling will last into February. Even LEO likes today. Wahoo.

Jan 18 – The moon continues in AQUARIUS and hopefully the energy from the New Moon on the 16th has settled down. Watch for unexpected events today. LEO might feel “put upon” so being quiet and staying out of the limelight would be a good thing for LEO today.

Jan 19 – The SUN enters AQUARIUS tonight. Around 7amET the moon enters VOID until 3:30pmET when it enters shy PISCES. Expect the unexpected during the VOID time, especially delays of all kinds. There could be a few prickly energy waves so exercise kindness and understanding if you feel poked. This is a quick moving energy and brings much needed focus on spiritual matters. Enjoy shopping in flea markets, thrift stores, etc.. unusual or odd findings are waiting to be discovered.

Jan 20 – The Moon in PISCES is welcomed after a week filled with high energy. Today is an excellent day for creative endeavors of all kinds. There is a healing energy in the air – it can come from music, dancing, singing, art, prayer etc. This is a “therapeutic day”. Do something that lifts your spirit.

Jan 21 – With the moon still in PISCES, enjoy the day with children, pets and nature. If weather permits, this is a grand day to take a walk and enjoy being alive. The moon will enter VOID this evening at 8:13pmET until after midnight. Plans for this evening could be cancelled. Listen to your intuition today as awareness is increased. VIRGO just wants to work – go for it.

Jan 22 – The moon in ARIES since early am brings a “let’s get started” kind of energy. It can be assertive, pushy and self-centered. Slow down. Aggressiveness will create problems! Head injuries increase so be careful if you are in construction, tree services, linemen, etc. LIBRA has trouble with the quickness of this energy and would do well to stay away from crowds today.

Jan 23 – The moon is still in ARIES until almost midnight, and brings a caution where head injuries are concerned. Construction workers in particular should be careful. Everything having to do with fire, explosives, angry encounters, weapons, domestic violence should be handled VERY CAREFULLY. This includes those who are involved i.e. firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, etc. If you have a blood disease or condition, today is a good day to have it checked.

Jan 24 – The moon moved into TAURUS at 8:39amET. Now the focus is on security, stability, practicalities and psychic feelings. TAURUS is known for being a bit stubborn, self-preservation and the finer things in life. When the moon is in TAURUS we tend to overspend (we could find it cheaper) and over indulge in food and drink. So, before you buy that big luxury item today, do your research. Wait a day or two THEN decide.

Jan 25 – The moon in TAURUS and the day is loaded with energy. SCORPIO just wants to be left alone. TAURUS on the other hand is ready to throw a party! Stay steady in the boat for now or you will tip it over! Check your bank accounts. Double check credit cards to make sure everything is correct. Protect your throat. If you live in cold climates, keep your neck covered. See a doctor at the first sign of a problem with your throat. The moon enters VOID at 10:17pmET.

Jan 26 – The moon was VOID overnight until 12:40pm (noon)ET when it entered GEMINI. This creates a slower start to the day. With MARS moving into SAGITTARIUS – opposing GEMINI - in the early morning, the conversations become blunter, even brusque. The day has yucky energy and makes it challenging to communicate or express feelings positively.

Jan 27 – The moon continues in GEMINI with MARS in Sagittarius marching along. Ugh. The day is smoother than yesterday and much can be accomplished. Use the energy wisely as it continues to build for the eclipse. The afternoon is much more pleasant than the morning. Overnight may have cranky energy and could lead to accidents so be careful.

Jan 28 – The moon is VOID from 5:39amET until 1:57pmET when it enters the sensitive and protective sign of CANCER. Everyone feels a little out of sorts but not bad.. just not sure how to describe the feelings. It seems to foster major indecisions! CAPRICORN does not appreciate indecision. It’s a “just get it done” kind of sign. Cook dinner at home, volunteer at a local charity, adopt a pet. Do something that makes you feel good today.

Jan 29 – The moon is in CANCER and brings a little moodiness into play. Play upbeat music, maybe do a little dancing. Work can also be calming in stressful times. Check on family members. Watch your diet as stomach upset can occur easily today.

Jan 30 – The moon is in CANCER in the morning until 11:40amET when it is VOID for a couple hours until 1:53pmET. It then enters LEO and really elevates the energy ahead of tomorrow’s eclipse. World leaders come into focus as well as entertainers, broadcasting industries and solar companies. AQUARIUS feels the energy and enjoys it, using it for exposing imbalances in the world.

Jan 31 – Today is the LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO at 11 degrees. It is the 3rd SUPERMOON of the supermoon trilogy that began in December. It occurs at 8:27amET. What began earlier this month will now have credibility or at least some recognition. This full moon energy will finish unfolding in February. It is pushing the world to a threshold of change by March. Our leaders, entertainers, public figures are given an opportunity to create a peaceful path forward. Individually, take care with your investments, have heart check ups if you have problems, be generous with your time and allow the light of this LEO eclipse to show the way to better solutions for all concerned.

Moon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses

Jan 31, 2018 - Lunar Eclipse in Leo 11 degrees
Feb 15, 2018 - Solar Eclipse in Aquarius 27 degrees
July 13, 2018 - Solar Eclipse in Cancer 20 degrees
July 27, 2018 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 4 degrees

Retrograde Planets

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood, or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Uranus Retrograde, in Aries, turns DIRECT January 2, 2018
It rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, automobiles, electronics, assassination attempts, earthquakes, radio and TV, unpredictable events, astrology, Bohemia, and Russia to name a few. When it is retrograde, Uranus gives the topics and also countries that it rules, time for review, reconsideration. It also holds back some of its strength in order to allow for this. That is a blessing as it calms the impulsive, aggressive energy that being in the sign of Aries can bring. With this return to full steam, it will begin it’s exit from Aries where it has been for the past seven years.

Transiting Planets

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of “feeling good” days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through:

Jupiter continues in Scorpio until November 2018 when it enters Sagittarius
Jupiter moves the fastest of the slower moving planets, staying only approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. It has the ability to make things bigger or expanded or exaggerated. This can be positive or negative depending on what is being affected! I hope you feel and receive the blessings of positive energy. Go back to 2006 and 2007. Is there anything memorable? This will give you an idea of how this energy of Jupiter in Scorpio/Sagittarius unfolded for you. Hopefully, if that was a negative time for you, you learned something and can use this upcoming year in a positive way! We will discuss the move into Sagittarius later in the year.

Saturn in Capricorn
The last time Saturn was in CAPRICORN was the end of 1988 into early 1991. It takes about 2.5 years for it to transit one sign. After leaving Sagittarius, Saturn is now ready to help. Capricorn sun signs, Capricorn ascendants and those with personal planets in Capricorn, with structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. It is also important to note that Capricorn rules government. Those with birthdays the end of December will feel the energy first and it will rock back and forth over your birthday for a year before moving on to those Capricorn born in January. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our lives. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, Venus, mars) will have endurance energy/longevity. It is also possible for the negative side to come forth. It can feel like heavy responsibilities! So be sure of what you are committing to under this transit. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Capricorn, have personal planets in Capricorn, have Capricorn rising, or have Capricorn on your work/health house (6th). If you have personal planets in the sign of Cancer from 1 to 10 degrees, Saturn will, at some point during 2018, create an opposing energy. This can bring commitments into the limelight, physical limitations, extra responsibilities or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome – even depressing - when Saturn is in your sun sign or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until May 2018
Uranus is direct on Jan 02, 2018 and begins its final push through the late degrees of ARIES as it prepares to enter TAURUS. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 24 -30 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will touch that planet before June 2018. Libra sun signs born Oct 18-24 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as assertive or exciting as those born after April 14 in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! While finishing up ARIES, Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini while still pushing the limit with Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
Neptune will transit from 11 degrees to 16 degrees Pisces. Mid-year, it reaches 16 degrees and then retrogrades back to 14 degrees at the end of 2018. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose-colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn until 2024
Pluto will transit 18, 19, 20 degrees of Capricorn in 2018. Those born Jan 8-12, Apr 7-11, Jul 9-14 and Oct 11-15 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 18-20 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2018, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

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