The astrology of January features Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris. As we have been saying for months now, this continues to be a very Uranian time, since the Sagittarius New Moon that preceded January made a close trine to the Trickster planet, while the Capricorn New Moon of the 16th demonstrates even greater highlighting of Uranus. Individuality therefore runs high, and there is a rebellious impulse to do unexpected things in branching away from what is perceived as a dysfunctional status quo. Countering these indications of a progressive agenda is the powerful presence of Saturn, strongly highlighted in last month's Winter Solstice as well as in the lunations of the first two weeks of January, when Pluto is also greatly emphasized. All the traditional outer planets are very much in play this month, with the January 1st Full Moon making a close trine aspect to Neptune, signifying numinous feelings of divine insight as well as confusion and illusion in the horizontal physical realms here below. This implies that we have a both a difficult passage into the New Year and, as well, a golden opportunity to develop character and to make progress along the lines of our highest intention toward renewed spiritual evolution.
What makes Uranus so strong right now, in addition to the close aspects made by these New Moon configurations, is an interesting story. First of all, Uranus continues to be in close conjunction to Eris, the new planet only discovered and named in the early years of this century that is turning out to be incredibly significant in charts. Eris greatly boosts in influence any planet that it touches, along the lines of soul purpose. This is the archetype of the Feminine Warrior, the one who, male or female, acts with great forcefulness in accordance with deep soul-level intention, no matter what the consensus attitude, or what anyone else around them might think or say. There are also aspects to Uranus from Chiron and Neptune at the beginning of the month, and from Mars at the timing of the mid-month Capricorn New Moon.
Saturn continues to be parallel to Pluto, prominent in the first degrees of is own sign, and is quintile to Neptune in the timing of the December 17th Sagittarius New Moon that began the lunation cycle effective over the first two weeks of January. With Saturn now in Capricorn, the surface theme is difficulty and also greater commitment in making things happen for yourself, completing projects, fulfilling plans, and so on. While arriving more slowly, the result is worth the wait and the lessons longer lasting. The deeper theme of Saturn, however, is that everyone take greater responsibility for the social matrix that surrounds them, and for seeing appropriate evolutionary changes through to fulfillment and completion. In this, the higher octave, as it were, of Saturn, the message fundamentally echoes that of Uranus, also quite prominent now as detailed above, and also of Eris. It being urged upon us that we take a stand for what we most deeply believe in, and to take action benefiting our society, now on life support, while there is still time.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 10th, thereby escaping the final traces of its December retrograde period, known as its retrograde shadow. We have each been mulling over the area of our lives indicated by the house or houses that Mercury has been passing through, hopefully along the lines of eventually making needed changes in these areas.
In another change of sign, Venus leaves Capricorn for freedom-loving Aquarius on the 17th, right after the Capricorn New Moon. Venus is very prominent this month, especially on January 8th, when the First Quarter Moon highlights a triple conjunction with the Sun and Pluto. Everyone feels the pull toward relationship transformation and improved connection with important partners.
At the very end of the month, a Lunar Eclipse on the 31st presages a further dose of illusion and confusion, and also idealism, because the Sun in mid-Aquarius is semi-sextile to Neptune. This is the first of two eclipses, the second being the Solar Eclipse of February 15th in late Aquarius, conjunct Mercury and sextile to Uranus. What does this tell us about the remainder of early 2018? It seems that we are in for a thoughtful time of revolutionary change, with massive structural shifts taking place at both obvious and also subtler levels, affecting individuals and the entire collective. We are off and running for even greater societal transformation coming up in just two years' time, with the incredible astrological configurations of 2020.
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The astrology of May features Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Eris. The biggest news is Mercury, in that the Taurus New Moon from the middle of the last week of April, and that therefore kicked off the current lunation cycle, revealed a prominent Mercury-Uranus conjunction, with Mercury still in retrograde just one degree away, moving quite slowly and about to turn around to direct motion just as this month gets underway. While covering only two degrees of late Aries the... Continue Reading A May Month of Picking Up the Pieces
The astrology of April features Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Eris. Inner planet retrogrades dominate the astrological landscape, leading to an inward-looking time, including Venus continuing from the previous month up until the 15th, and Mercury beginning on April 9th. The signs of these retrograde planets will also prove to be of great interest in a more detailed analysis, below. Neptune is strong in his own sign of Pisces, lending an air of spiritual fulfillment and,... Continue Reading A Dynamic, Unpredictable, Transformative and Introspective month of April
The astrology of March features Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris. All the outer planets are once again invoked, presaging the transformation of life structures and urging us to reach beyond the surface events of our lives for the deeper meaning. The very dynamic New Moon and Solar Eclipse of late February has ignited a lunation cycle for the current month that has plenty of strength of movement. In the midst of a series of powerful monthly cycles, we therefore... Continue Reading A Dynamic, Surprising, and Transformational Month of March
The astrology of February features Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris, and two eclipses. By now, Mercury has fully recovered from its recent retrograde, as of last January 27th, and as it does so, conjuncts Pluto in mid-Capricorn in the chart of the January 27th New Moon that holds the keys to this month’s astrological cycle. Many of the themes from January, involving outer planet combinations, are true for this month of February as well, and with even... Continue Reading A Dynamic, Surprising, and Insightful Month of February
The astrology of January features Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris. Both retrograde Mercury and Mars in Pisces are strongly placed this month, being aspected by the potent Capricorn New Moon from the last few days of December. Mars being conjunct Neptune in this timing, you can count on it that, for the entire thirty-day cycle of this lunation, lasting to January 27th, there is uncertainty of activity and of outcome. Mercury, also highlighted at the New... Continue Reading An Enlightening, Inward Turning and Activating Month of January
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January is another climactic month for you, Aries, when you have the opportunity to attune to your evolutionary development. You are presented with a variety of foci, mainly three. The first of these is the definite urge to conform in some way to the status quo, and to its resulting accolades. The second, by contrast, is a dramatic and impulsive desire to make a move in almost any direction, in an entirely contrary shucking off of responsibility to anything other than what arises from deep within you. Meanwhile an important contribution is being made by the proddings of your unconscious process, which takes in these disparate parts and seeks a better balance between them. To the extent that you can ultimately come to a better awareness of all that is going on beneath the surface of your psyche, you benefit greatly, allowing you to engage in a more integrated way with the world around you.
Happy New Year, Aries! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your tenth house to stay for the next two to three years where the emphasis will be on increased duty, responsibility, achievement, and hard work. Saturn in the tenth may also challenge you to stick with something or to demonstrate greater professional patience or endurance over the next several years, a good challenge for Arians who are often struggle with seeing things through or who would rather start something than be responsible for the long-term oversight of a project. Saturn in your tenth may weigh you down more than you like, but it’s ultimately a transit that rewards hard work and dedication, so stick with it and don’t be afraid of deeper commitments in the work place. Saturn in your tenth house can also indicate that you’re dealing with Saturnine bosses or authority figures or that your public reputation, rank or position is becoming more serious or recognized. Given the lingering presence of Uranus and Eris in your first house, you might be learning how to work constructively and creatively with more conservative people or within more traditional environments. Again, patience is a keyword for you right now because Saturn is here to stay in your tenth house for a while!
The first of January features the Full Moon in Cancer in your fourth house of home and family. The Moon opposes the Sun each month at the Full Moon, which means that the career area of your chart (Capricorn in the tenth house) is being emphasized in direct tension with the needs of the domestic, private, and family oriented CancerMoon in the fourth. Balancing work and home or private life may be challenging to start this month, and some sacrifices on everyone’s part, along with the spirit of understanding and compromise will go a long way. So just remember to lead from your heart and don’t be afraid to ask those you love for emotional and practical support this month. And don’t forget, it’s what you do where nobody can see you or recognize you that defines the quality of consciousness you have to bring to whatever public or professional projects you’re working on.
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in Scorpio in your eighth house. You might see a windfall related to investments or you might find that your spouse or partner is experiencing some level of financial success or productivity. It’s also possible that you are looking more deeply into your fears or anxieties and perhaps even overcoming some of those fears. Mars and Jupiter together were traditionally related to the military and to valiant warriors or visionary or religious/ideological crusades. Thus, you may find that you are ready, willing, and able to confront things that you might typically be afraid of, especially the more emotional or psychological elements of life.
January 8th brings the Last Quarter Moon, notable for the focus that day on the triple conjunction of Sun, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn, corresponding to your tenth house of career. With Venus thus implicated, there is a darkly transformative factor implied for all types of relationship, as hidden motivations rise to the surface.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and move into a conjunction with Saturn in your tenth house of career and public/professional reputation. This may signal an important announcement, agreement, technological change, or the beginning of a new project or endeavor related to Mercurial things (science, technology, writing, learning, speaking, communicating, etc.).
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your tenth house, and also in conjunction with Venus. Issues of career, renewed professional competence and relationship all come up far more strongly.
January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your eleventh house of friends, community, benefactors and hopes for the future. You may find yourself enjoying yourself in groups or community settings, or you may find important allies or strategic professional relationships appearing at just the right moment. You may also find that you are developing a new dream or vision for the future and starting to think about exactly who you might collaborate with to help manifest your dreams. It’s also a great time to meet eclectic or interesting romantic partners. Enjoy this transit, it will last into February and should provide you with opportunities for camaraderie and collaboration. Just remember to keep an open mind and consider new things and new people and new doors will likely open!
Finally, on January 26th Mars will enter Sagittarius and your ninth house. You may find toward the very end of the month that you are becoming quite passionate and intense about your personal, political or spiritual beliefs. You may find yourself traveling for the sake of adventure, or you may find that you are entering brand new philosophical or ethical territory. Then, the Lunar Eclipse of the 31st is major for you and creates greater emphasis on deeds and activities relating to deep soul intention.
This is another amazing month for you, Taurus, one in which opportunities abound. This includes a focus on outer world success, along with a massive concentration on your developing worldview, and most importantly perhaps, the information that arrives to you by special delivery directly from the intuitional layers of your unconscious process. Your deep intuition tells you truer about significant partners in your life than all your conscious analysis. You have also been mulling over your artistic fluency, the way that you express yourself to your public. You are thereby seeking to understand how this personal statement comes at the world directly from the subtle messages of your evolving worldview and system of beliefs. After the middle of the month, you are more concretely engaged with your public statement, while remembering to include as significant formative factor these underlying hidden layers, at times almost invisible, that in essence represent the dictates of your own Higher Self.
Happy New Year, Taurus! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your ninth house to stay for the next two to three years, where the emphasis will be on religion, spirituality, faith, law, beliefs, higher education, foreign countries or travel abroad. Saturn in the earthy sign of Capricorn may emphasize the practical of functional values of your beliefs, asking you to put your beliefs to work in the world or asking you to consider a more organic or natural lifestyle. On the other hand, you may feel the weight of your faith, beliefs or convictions; you might be feeling the call to put your faith or beliefs into action, or you might be feeling a deeper level of responsibility or commitment to what you’re learning, or to various spiritual or religious practices. On the other hand, the next few years of Saturn being in your solar ninth house might emphasize studying abroad, living abroad, or traveling abroad, and it’s quite possible that you will meet a few elders, mentors, or practical teachers who challenge or guide you along the way. Given the fact that Uranus will enter your first house, in Taurus, in May of 2018, you are looking at an approaching era of radically redefining yourself as you redefine your spiritual commitments, as you study something new or deepen an existing study, or perhaps expand your horizons abroad. Change isn’t always the easiest thing for those born when the Sun was in the sign of the Bull, but change is constant and real stability, real security, and real peace and simplicity are found in how we meet life’s changes, not in how we fortify ourselves against them. Remember this because when you trust seasons of radical transformation you’ll find that same easy, comfortable, steady feeling is present and available all of the time!
The first of the month features the Full Moon in Cancer in your third house of siblings, neighbors, short travel, communication, writing, and media (among other things). Each month, the Full Moon is always happening in a direct opposition to the Sun; this month the opposition happens between the Full Moon in Cancer in your third house and the Sun in Capricorn in your 9th (whose topics we just visited with Saturn, above). The month may therefore begin with an important philosophical crisis. The ninth and third house axis often relates to dogmas and doctrines or higher beliefs or values versus our own independent or subjective thoughts, feelings, and opinions about things. You might also experience the archetypal tension between “the message” and “how to best communicate the message.” Though as a Taurus you might be more content to manage or maintain things, this month’s Full Moon may be urging you to put yourself out there, to say something, to go out on a limb, or to rock the boat a little. Just remember, just because you may not like the experience of rocking the boat, in general, that doesn’t mean you are wrong about what you have to say or that you shouldn’t say it. A little tension, a little unsteadiness, is also a sign that things are moving, alive, and growing, so don’t be afraid to communicate or share with others from a deeper or more vulnerable place this month!
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in Scorpio in your seventh house of love and relationships. This could be a sign that your partner or spouse (if you have one) is on the up and up, perhaps excelling at work, earning a raise, expanding and growing emotionally or spiritually, or inspired and charismatic right now. On the other hand, it could indicate that you are doing some power-coupling this month. Maybe you and your partner are magnetic, catching the eyes of others, or cooperatively fighting, striving, or excelling at something. If you aren’t coupled up, then look for your social life to take on the qualities of action, dynamism, joviality, fun, competitiveness, charisma, and enthusiasm, or look for someone with these qualities to enter your life. It’s also possible, if you’re currently in a relationship, for your relationship to develop a broader or more inspiring vision of its future. Relationships have a life of their own. Relationships are a thing of their own. And yet we are constantly inviting each other to participate in one another’s passions. For those born under the sign of Taurus, just remember that while passionate intensity can sometimes feel less than your peaceful, stable idea of a good time, change keeps things green and fresh and beautiful. Sometimes, for the sake of peace, we need to allow ourselves to be inspired by others, to be led or catalyzed by others, or to do some healthy prodding and catalyzing of our own!
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and make an immediate conjunction with Saturn in your ninth house. This may signal an important announcement, agreement, technological change, or the beginning of a new project or endeavor related to Mercurial things (science, technology, writing, learning, speaking, communicating, etc.), and related to ninth house matters (religion, belief, higher thinking/learning, foreign countries, long journeys and so forth).
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your ninth house, and in conjunction with Venus. Educational pursuits, explorations of higher mind, travel and worldview all come up for you and feel concerned with one form or another of unconscious process. Recording your dreams is extremely beneficial for you at this time, now and through to the end of the month.
January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your tenth house of career, public reputation, success, and authority. This is a wonderful transit for the growth or development of positive business relationships, new and perhaps attractive business or marketing strategies, a time of recovery or healing from loss or hardship (Venus mends things!), or a time of general good luck, charm, and beauty in the work place. You may also find that you are reaching a new audience, or putting into action a variety of ideas and visions you’ve been cultivating over a longer period. The last time Venus entered your tenth house it was December of 2016, so you might look back to that time period to gain an understanding of what kinds of energies are at play when Venus enters your career house for a while!
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius in your eighth house, which is the house of passive income, or other people’s money, a spouse’s income or money, or joint resources. It’s also a house of fear, loss, anxiety, penalties, and death (not a fun list of topics!). You may find that toward the end of the month you are having to make decisions about investment strategies, your spouse or partner may be dealing with challenges, risks, or new endeavors relative to their job or income. Or, you may find that you are learning to face fears or address your inner doubts about something. Given everything else going on for you this month, Mars in your eighth house echoes a similar theme… that life is risky and daring and it often requires us to be bold and vulnerable.
With the Lunar Eclipse in Leo on the 31st, corresponding to your fourth house of home, family, and your psychological roots, you are facing the fulfillment of plans and goals in the career realms, while attempting to find a good balance between the public and private sides of yourself. Just remember, there is a deep peace and security available to us even in the midst of great changes. After all, the Buddha himself was born a Taurus.
This is a month of fresh starts, Gemini, and of moving beyond old misunderstandings. You have been examining the key relationships in your life, looking for the pattern while re-assessing their value for you and your entire commitment to close connection with others. This New Year sees you emerging from that tunnel and finding transformation in these and other areas; especially the subject of intimacy with others and with yourself. Another focus of change is found in the higher purpose of your public statement. You are seeing the connection between local activity and global societal results. In the second half of the month, you are seeking a new basis for allowing intimacy to further flower, helped in part by your own deep unconscious process. Your very worldview is shifting creating greater awareness and profound learning which in turn circulates back around to provide better and more active connection with important others.
Happy New Year, Gemini! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your eighth house to stay for the next two to three years. The eighth house is a house related to our fears and anxieties about the future, as well as the reality of change, death, and impermanence. With Saturn in your eighth for the next few years you are entering a period where the opportunity to learn and grow in relationship to your own fears and worries will be quite profound. Much of the time we spend worrying about the future or living in fear is time wasted. Saturn in the eighth house may grant you a new understanding of change and impermanence, leading to greater peace and patience. As a child of Mercury (Gemini is a Mercury ruled sign), you may find that the next few years challenge you to find a deeper level of mental or intellectual focus and trust during life’s changes, especially those that leave us temporarily uncertain about the future. On the other hand, the eighth house is also the house of your spouse or partner’s income, shared resources, and passive income in general. Saturn transiting the eighth house for the next few years may mean that a partner’s finances or earning power is undergoing significant changes. Your partner might be taking on more responsibility, might be growing or maturity in their capabilities as an earner, or they might be going through a season of financial austerity. It’s also possible that you are paying off debt or developing a strategy for developing more passive income in the future.
The first of the month features the Full Moon in Cancer in your second house of your own money, possessions, and resources. A Full Moon in a prolific and fertile sign like Cancer in the second house is a good indication that there is growth in the garden of your resources. It’s not uncommon to see windfalls, raises, or potentially lucrative investments coming along under these conditions. However, a fertile Full Moon in the second house may also indicate an emphasis on bills and expenses or the temptation to live outside of your means. This Full Moon being in an opposition with the Sun in the eighth house may also bring up questions about future financial security or the balancing resources in relationships (what is mine vs. what is shared).
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in Scorpio in your sixth house. The sixth house was traditionally called the “joy of Mars,” and was related to military training, hard work or labor, enemies, chronic health issues, and the general suffering and labor of everyday human life. It may sound rough, but many of the world’s most passionate advocates, fighters, and servants have natal planets in the sixth house. Mars and Jupiter coming together in the sixth may indicate that you are in the midst of a labor of love this month, or that you are passionately fighting, training, studying, or serving on behalf of something you believe in very passionately. At the same time, be careful not to push yourself too hard as Mars and Jupiter may have a tendency to overdo things, and remember that it’s a blessing, win or lose, to know what you believe and to put all of your heart into whatever it is you’re doing.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and move into your eighth house and make an immediate conjunction with Saturn. You might be signing important documents, or making important negotiations or contractual agreements at this time. You might receive a challenging piece of news, or you might find yourself thinking very seriously about what you do and do not want to be committed to in the future. Alternatively, a spouse or partner might be negotiating something, or taking on more responsibilities at work. Communication might be more serious, and you may find yourself dealing with some general anxiety about the future. Remember to trust the Universe and try, as much as you can, not to act from a place of fear.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your eighth house, and in conjunction with Venus. Issues of intimacy, renewed depth researches and personal transformation will be dramatic at this time, and continue throughout the latter half of the month.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your ninth house of religion, spirituality, beliefs, higher learning, and long journeys. You may find that you are drawn to religious, political or mystical artwork or creative projects at this time, or you may find yourself experiencing or yearning for a deeper spiritual connection with a close friend or partner. You might be considering traveling abroad to see someone or something that you love, or you might be endeavoring to study something new or to deepen your relationship to your spiritual or philosophical beliefs and practices. The 9th house Venus brings faith and trust in something bigger than ourselves, but Venus in Aquarius is also a highly intelligent Venus that will likely appeal to your own intellectual nature!
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your seventh house of love and relationships. You may find that you are eager and ready to compete, spar, debate, or play rough with close friends or lovers at this time, but you should also be careful of power struggles, bullying, and general irritability in relationships. This is a transit that could also signal that someone Mars-like is entering your life right now, perhaps someone competitive, domineering, exciting, bold, or fiery. Mars in your seventh house may signal increased passion, lust and sexual desire at this time as well. With Mars in Sagittarius it’s possible that ideological or philosophical conflicts or debates within relationships, along with a kind of vibrant sexual tension, are highlighted right now.
Finally, the Lunar Eclipse in Leo on the 31st also contributes to your relationship ideas and process, as well as promoting a mystical feel regarding career choices that you might be making, or make later in the year. Just remember, to the extent that you remain philosophically “undecided,” or “uncommitted,” you may at times attract people with incredibly passionate, and sometimes even dogmatic, beliefs. It’s a good time to get clear about your own beliefs and the way they should play out in matters of career and profession, and in regard to your closest relationships.
This is a relationship-oriented month for you, Cancer, with implications also for your own self-development. Work, also, continues to take off in new directions. The Full Moon in your sign that begins the month has a powerful partnership component for you, and this is true to an even greater extent by the second week of the month, when you will strongly feel the transformational impact of where you are going in this area. Something in your current or potential partnership, or in the very way that you do relationship, is likely to be dramatically changing. This is ultimately for the best, just as the shedding of the snake’s skin allows room for future growth. The second half of January launches you into further adventures in intimacy; things go best through this difficult and yet exciting time when you strive to pay close attention to your own inner workings, and to the messages that you thereby receive.
Happy New Year, Cancer! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your seventh house to stay for the next two to three years, where the emphasis will be on your relationships and love life.
Saturn in your seventh house may indicate that you are ready to deepen an existing commitment to someone, that your relationships are maturing, or that you are maturing in the eyes of those you are closest with. When we’re living intentional, spiritual lives, we act as mirrors for one another. We serve each other’s spiritual growth in life by acting as witnesses to each other’s journeys, and if both people in a relationship are committed to doing their homework, then relationships, despite the ups and downs, become transcendent. Saturn entering your seventh house is signaling a period in your life where the hard but truly rewarding growth work is going to take place in and through your relationships to others. Saturn in your seventh may also indicate that your partner is going through a challenging time or that your partner is growing and maturing or even taking on more responsibility.
The first of the month features a Full Moon in Cancer in your first house. The first house is the house of self, and it’s related to you, your health and body, mind and spirit. This is an auspicious Full Moon for you because the Moon is your ruling planet. A Full Moon in your first house might have you feeling especially warm-hearted, nostalgic, romantic, and peaceful. It may also empower you to be more vulnerable and honest about your feelings or needs with others, or it might make you especially demonstrative with your emotions. However, be careful not to be overly indulgent, moody, or irritable with others if you’re NOT feeling good on New Year’s Day.
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in Scorpio in your fifth house, which is the house of children and pregnancy, joy and creativity. Mars and Jupiter together could have you feeling quite competitive, joyous, and playful at this time. It could indicate the news of birth or pregnancy, or it could indicate that your children or other creative “offspring” are standing out, doing something unique and imaginative, or stepping into the spotlight. Mars and Jupiter love to play hard when they’re together and even more when they get together in the fifth house, which was traditionally related to taverns and alehouses, sporting events, and theaters alike!
January 8th, the Last Quarter Moon, is likely to be a major crossroads because what is highlighted in the planet patterning within your opposite sign is a triple conjunction of Sun, Venus, and Pluto. Relationship issues will likely emerge at this time, and carry a darker subtext as hidden issues of one kind or another come more fully into the light of conscious understanding. You have been experiencing deep changes in this area of interpersonal relations and partnership, and your transformation continues.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin Saturn in your seventh house. This transit will highlight the need for mature communication in relationships. You might be planning or strategizing with a partner, hiring or firing a business partner, or having some no-nonsense heart to hearts with those you love. On the other hand, this is a transit that could indicate important and possibly serious news, announcements or messages coming from someone you known or love. Remember, it’s always important for Cancerians to strike a balance between emotional depth and intimacy and emotional maturity and independence. Partnerships cannot ever meet all of our needs, and yet it is very important that we not neglect each other’s needs, either.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your seventh house, and in conjunction with Venus. Partnering issues will continue to be highlighted, now and through to the end of the month.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your eighth house. At this time, you might be feeling like diving deeper into your sexual, physical, and psychological dynamics with others. There is often tremendous beauty and creativity to be found by exploring our shadows and our fears, and that’s exactly what Venus in the eighth house can bring us if we’re willing to be honest with ourselves and to go deeper with others than we might usually be comfortable with. This transit can also indicate that a partner is experiencing financial success or that you’re getting some unexpected income. Venus in the eighth house can also indicate that something good may come from an encounter with something more difficult. Venus is a planet associated with good fortune whereas the eighth house is frequently associated with darkness, fear, and death and rebirth.
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your sixth house. Mars in a Jupiter ruled sign often indicates an intense level of philosophical or religious passion and intensity. You may find as the month ends that you are feeling inspired to serve others or to fight for a cause. The sixth house was traditionally called “the joy of Mars,” and it is a house associated with both the injustices, violence, and misfortunes of the world as well as those who are called to fight for underdogs or to serve those who are suffering. Mars in the sixth house could also indicate a certain openness to injuries, accidents, enemies, or illness, so be careful to protect yourself energetically around this time, especially as you feel the passion of Mars rising. As a Cancer you are born a Water sign, so you always have to be just a little more mindful when planets like Mars are moving into fiery signs. Water and heat brings things to a boil unless you’re very much paying attention!
The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of the 31st, taking place in your second house of security, values, and resources, fills you with deep feelings of awe at the supernatural power of the universe, and of the magic of interpersonal connection together with the multiple issues and involvements of self and other. This transit, like the Full Moon in your first house to start the month, could be great fun, and yet with Jupiter still involved you will want to beware of overdoing things or being too indulgent at this time. Sometimes people think that the only time we go overboard is when we’re feeling down or depressed, but it’s also easy to go over the top when we’re feeling high and excited. Moon children live and breathe in harmony with emotional currents, and Jupiter prominent in a deep and intense emotional sign like Scorpio, within your house of pleasure, is a sure indication that you’ll be cruising on some big waves this month!
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You are coming into yourself in a new way this month, Leo. You have been on a something of a search for identity over the past month, and forging an expanded sense of purpose over the course of this current one. You are in the midst of a growth spurt in answer to the life-long question of who and what you are, where striving for achievement, and to what end. A touch of the numinous unknown keeps you from being entirely practical about your quest. You find that the final determination must be left to some extent quite mystical and vague. You are having a series of brilliant realizations that entirely alter your preexisting worldview, creating a new mission statement out of the ruins of the old. In the end, it is a matter of right relationship to yourself at deep levels, as well as to trusted partners that share your taste for this ultimate adventure.
Happy New Year, Leo! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your sixth house to stay for the next two to three years, where the emphasis will be on service, healing, and personal wellness.
The sixth house was traditionally called “bad fortune,” and it was also called “the joy of Mars.” The topics associated with the sixth house broadly represent the everyday misfortunes and suffering that exist in the world, but also with the call to serve others, to heal others or be healed, to learn and grow through humbling experiences, or to fight on behalf of a cause. Broadly speaking, Saturn entering your sixth house for the next several years means that any of these topics might become especially pronounced in your life. Because you are used to shining like the Sun and leading from your heart, you may use that energy over the next few years to help those who are less fortunate than yourself. However, it’s also possible that you may be the one in need of some healing. Saturn entering the sixth can be quite humbling for Leos, as well. Just remember, the strongest and most important Kings and Queens are those who serve a higher purpose. Real transcendence stems from the generosity of your noble heart, which is your highest self!
The first of the month features a Full Moon in your twelfth house. The twelfth house is a house related to loneliness, confusion, and self-destruction. It was also a house traditionally related to imprisonment and hospitals. It may not sound very nice, but the twelfth house has also long been the seedbed for great mystics, artists, and creative genius. So, don’t be alarmed if the month begins with a little melancholy, confusion, or loneliness. You are still only halfway through a year worth of the effects of last August’s solar eclipse. It’s an especially big year for those born under the sign of the Lion, and this kind of transformation seldom occurs without facing our shadows. As the Full Moon comes through to start the month, just remember to listen to the small and quiet voice inside your heart. It’s hard for Lions to ever be small, and yet the most powerful Lions know how to lie down next to the lamb. Be kind to yourself and know that your simple, quiet presence is a healing fountain, both for yourself and others.
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in Scorpio in your fourth house of home and family. This is an invigorating, inspiring, and action-oriented transit. You may find that your family is growing and expanding at this time, or that there is more competition and play with those you love. Your home or property might be growing or changing in important ways, or you might be discovering deeper layers of secret or unconscious material in your home and family, perhaps reaching far back into your ancestral karma. Mars and Jupiter conjoining in the fourth house could also indicate that the topic of beliefs, arguments or debates about beliefs, especially within your home or family or related to your home and family, are important for you this month. Although you are naturally a loyal person, there is nothing that triggers a Leo more than disloyalty or betrayal on the home front. You will wrestle alligators on behalf of those you consider family and you will also turn stone cold on those who betray you. Just remember, it’s your actions in the world that speak the loudest, even louder than your best and most inspired performances.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin Saturn in your sixth house. Watch for an important message, conversation or piece of news or information around this time. It’s a good time to get solid/grounded advice, or to possibly offer your own honest wisdom or feedback to someone else. It’s a great time to begin any kind of project related to technology, self-healing, or learning, but you should anticipate that the road ahead might involve a steep learning curve. If you find that something is broken or not working during this time, inside or out, consider this the perfect place to try something new.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your sixth house, and in conjunction with Venus. Issues of your workplace, exercise regimens, or health in general could come up for you, now and through to the end of the month.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your seventh house of love and relationships. Watch at this time for your social life to become a greater source of happiness and joy, and don’t be surprised if your love life gets a little more interesting and enjoyable. Venus in Aquarius may also challenge you to take a step back in favor of being part of something bigger than yourself, or it might have you enjoying some flirtatious power struggles. You may also find that you are working very hard to be more diplomatic with others at this time and that you are finding new allies as a result.
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your fifth house of children, joy, creativity, and recreation. As the month closes you might be feeling a surge of creative enthusiasm or conviction. Mars in the fifth house is a passionate creator. You might be playing hard and working hard at this time. Be careful of not overly indulging or of taking immature risks. Mars in the fifth house is sometimes like a gambler who doesn’t know when to cash out or a party-goer who doesn’t realize they’re about to have one too many. If you have children you may find that they are a little more bold, aggressive, or defiant this month, and it wouldn’t be totally shocking if someone got a winter cold or dinged themselves up while playing a sport.
With the Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 31st you will be coming into something of an electric charge regarding your sociable self and your connections with others. Relationships with significant persons in your life are greatly emphasized. Remember, this is a year of major personal transformation for you since the solar Eclipse in August. You may need to try on your new identity and it may need some time to stretch out and feel like home. In the meantime, be patient with yourself and trust the process!
This is a month of consolidating gains, Virgo. You have been profoundly inside yourself in a sort of introverted haze, and this month you are beginning to take the first few steps as the new toddler that has emerged. Your intuition continues to be powerful, and brings you information that could arrive from no other source, sparking an odd intimacy within yourself. Partners in your life are still part mystery, part idealizations of who you imagine them to be. The bubble bursts but when it does can be replaced with a truer and more spiritual commitment. You have been doing quite a lot of soul-searching in these recent weeks, dipping into family matters, and attempting as well to see how relationship with important others fits into the picture. After mid-month you have tons of energy for deep diving, delving down into new psychic territory, coming up with the pearl that will in turn become the seed of renewed creativity.
Happy New Year, Virgo! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your fifth house to stay for the next two to three years, where the emphasis will be on children, pregnancy, creativity, joy, and recreation.
One of the main things that ties all the themes of the fifth house together is the theme of childlike joy and creativity. However, Saturn is a planet of maturity, seriousness, commitment, and discipline. You may therefore be entering a long season of creative commitment, a time where you will find yourself working very diligently toward the accomplishment of creative goals and projects. Alternatively, you might be doing some deeper karmic work with children, perhaps your own children, or you might be doing some healing work around your own creative inhibitions. Saturn in the fifth house for some Virgos might mean that you are working way too hard and need to be more playful. On the other hand, Saturn in the fifth house could indicate that it’s time to be more serious and grounded, putting childish things behind you for the time being. As a Virgo you will always strive to show others that you are serious, effective, helpful, and skilled, but it’s also important that you not judge yourself too harshly. Don’t forget that the Universe likes to measure the heart and soul we bring to things, not just the results.
The first of the month will feature a Full Moon in Cancer in your eleventh house of friends, allies, groups, and wishes/hopes for the future. You might find that your friends or social life is highlighted at this time. Don’t be surprised, given the stack up of Capricorn planets opposite this Full Moon (in your fifth house), if there are some creative conflicts between you and your friends, colleagues, or allies to start the month. You may also find that new ideas, projects, or creative collaborations are forming around you. Trust the process and don’t worry just yet about the details. Allowing yourself to ride some emotional waves now and then will bring new life and energy to everything that you do, so try to enjoy whatever emotional intensity might surround this Full Moon!
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in your third house. This is an invigorating and inspiring transit taking place in your house of sibling, communication, and short journeys. You might be feeling the need to communicate something you are feeling particularly passionate about, and you may need to communicate in a manner that is uncharact Eristically bold or aggressive. Though you are naturally an earthy child of Mercury, it’s important to speak up and speak out if you’re feeling strongly about something. You may also find that conversations about values and beliefs are important right now, perhaps particularly with your siblings or childhood friends. Mars and Jupiter conjoining in your third house may also indicate that you are growing intellectually or perhaps becoming a more masterful and confident student or communicator.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin Saturn in your fifth house. Watch for an important message, piece of news or information coming through around this time. It’s also a good time to reach agreements, to negotiate the terms of a contract, or to reach or communicate your bottom line. Mercury coming together with Saturn in the fifth house may also emphasize important conversations or communication with children, or the topics of children and education, or children and technology. This is a great time to begin a creative project because Saturn in Capricorn provides a very solid foundation for Mercurial things like writing, communicating, speaking, teaching, or learning. With Mercury and Saturn coming together, expect the things you say and do around this time to have lasting effects.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your fifth house, and in conjunction with Venus. Your understanding of intimacy is expanding and likely to take off in new directions, while renewed creativity will come to the fore far more strongly.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your sixth house. The sixth house was traditionally called “bad fortune,” and it was also called “the joy of Mars.” The topics associated with the sixth house broadly represent the everyday misfortunes and suffering that exist in the world, but also with the call to serve others, to heal others or be healed, to learn and grow through humbling experiences, or to fight on behalf of a cause. Broadly speaking, Venus entering your sixth house at this time might mean that you are feeling especially sensitive to the suffering of others, or that close friends or even lovers are reaching out to you for help this month. As a Virgo you are naturally inclined to help out and step forward when your name is called, but don’t forget that there is absolutely no shame in seeking help from others, as well. Sometimes the best opportunities for deepening our relationships with others come when we are vulnerable enough to ask for help. This is sometimes hard for Virgos who frequently feel responsible for far more than they should.
Finally, on January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your fourth house of home and family. This could signal a period where intensity and passion are on the rise in your home or among your family members. The Moon, natural ruler of the fourth, together with unconscious process, is also greatly emphasized at the timing of the Lunar Eclipse of the 31st. This takes place along your twelfth – sixth house axis, so therefore highlighting another of the Water houses. It’s also not surprising, when Mars is in the fourth house, especially during wintertime (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) to see a few family members going down like dominoes with seasonal colds. The following weeks make for a great period for renovations and changes to your home or living situation, yet also be careful, as Mars in the fourth house can also indicate that tempers are running a little hot on the home front. Confront whatever you may need to confront in your private life, and try to have fun with this transit, remembering to be as graceful and forgiving as others as you would want others to be of you.
This is a somewhat difficult month for you, Libra, but one with rich rewards if you stay the course of your intentional development. You are coming into a new mandate for outer world success and recognition, while simultaneously delving down into hidden depths that conceal issues of security, family, and nesting that have been there all along but are now coming to a head. Communication with peers is important as you strive to figure out what is going on within you with the advent of this new year. The first two weeks of January are rather intense, punctuated by First Quarter Moon of the 8th that brings the urgent need to transform in these areas of outer commitment and inward struggle. Your intuition is strong, and opens up many possibilities for you, but then something arises to close you off and get you back to the basics of what you are attempting to work out for yourself.
Happy New Year, Libra! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your fourth house of home and family to stay for the next two to three years.
Whenever Saturn enters the fourth house it means that we are going to be spending a serious amount of time considering our ancestral and family karma. Saturn in the fourth house can indicate that an elder is passing over, that childhood homes are being sold, or that children are growing up and starting families of their own. It is frequently related to the relocation of home and family, the purchase or sale of homes, or the foundations of home, land, and family. You might find yourself engrossed by subjects from the past, or with history, and don’t be surprised if you’re feeling the need for more privacy or alone time. As a Libra you are generally very social, but Saturn entering your fourth may signal the need for a constructive period of inwardness and privacy.
The first of the month will feature a Full Moon in Cancer in your tenth house. The month begins with the spotlight on the house of career and calling. You may find that things at work are emotionally taxing or demanding right now, and this might be especially challenging given the equal and opposite emphasis being placed on the need to attend to private or domestic issues. As a Libra you’re a creature of balance, but please note that balance is rarely achieved in nature. In fact, nature regularly moves through periods of tension and relaxation, fluctuation constantly through the opposites. Balance is an ideal, and though you’re capable of creating that ideal it’s also normal and natural to feel overwhelmed and to make a decision that tips the scales. If something feels like the bigger priority right now, just let it be the bigger priority!
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin with Jupiter in Scorpio in your second house of money and resources. Mars conjunct Jupiter is an incredibly invigorating and inspiring transit. Be careful of overspending, or gambling with your money or resources right now. You might be feeling generous or you might find yourself in the position to help others with your resources at this time, and it also wouldn’t be surprising if you were in the process of making a large purchase or expanding your resources. Just remember, with Jupiter in your second house for a full year (since October of 2017) it’s a potentially very lucrative as well as a very expensive year.
January 8th is the Last Quarter Moon, highlighting a triple conjunction of the Sun, Pluto, and your ruler Venus in Capricorn, corresponding to your fourth house of home and family. This makes for an important crossroads in your life. Relationships might feel more like family, and possess a powerful intuitional component. You have been challenged to make changes on the home front and now these are coming to a head.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately make a conjunction to Saturn in your fourth house. You might receive an important piece of news or an important message from a family member, or perhaps related to your home or property at this time. It’s an auspicious time to begin projects related to your home or family, or to buy or sell property, but remember that with Saturn having just entered your fourth house, whatever comes up at this time will likely take a longer time to play out.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your fourth house, and again in conjunction with Venus. You are finding a focus on home cares, nesting, and familial concerns now and over the following two weeks. There are also implications for renewed understanding regarding your core issues.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your fifth house of children, joy, recreation, and creativity. This is a lovely transit for creative projects, romance, enjoying the company of children, and generally taking some extra time for celebration, fun, and spontaneity. Venus in Aquarius may also put a spotlight on exotic art, fashion, and film or literature. Venus in Aquarius loves whatever is just outside the status quo, so don’t be surprised if you start to feel her quirky presence around this time. Enjoy it! It’s a good balancing energy to go along with the weightier presence of Saturn in your fourth house this month.
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your third house, which is the house of siblings, communication, writing, media, and the mind. This transit may have you pretty fired up, ready to debate or have it out over differing ideals or beliefs, or ready to stand up for something you believe in. It generally takes a lot to push a Libran into a more aggressive position, but if fairness is on the line you will fight and advocate for things just as passionately as any other sign. Knowing this transit is coming, you may also avoid unnecessary bickering with others over things that truly do not matter. Mars in the third house may also indicate that you are working through your differences with a sibling, or it could also indicate that you are working through challenges with communication or technology in general.
Finally, the Lunar Eclipse of the 31st in Leo, in your eleventh house, brings up issues having to do with your attitude toward future trends, your own and of the society in general. You are looking at how and where to put your shoulder to the wheel of progress, utilizing your creative output for the benefit of all.
This month is another strong one for you Scorpio, when you are exploring life and love in a new way, with emphasis on using the resources that you have more effectively. The key is depth researches uncovering greater awareness regarding your psychological roots. The underworld of the psyche is little known or recognized, but is the wellspring of much of your actual behavior, so that it pays to better understand it. You are thus also reaching out with greater focus and intentionality in communicating with important partners regarding your needs and desires. This is also enables your efforts to be in greater alignment with soul intention, the only game in town, as noted astrologer Alan Oken likes to say. This month of January is pivotal for you in achieving these deeper goals that are intrinsically spiritual in nature, re-inventing yourself at the dawn of 2018 to become the best version of you that you can possibly arrive at.
Happy New Year, Scorpio! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your third house of siblings, communication, and the mind to stay for the next two to three years.
Saturn in your third house is a sign that you are growing and maturing or becoming more serious both mentally and intellectually right now, or that you are becoming more serious and committed to something you are studying, learning, or teaching. Saturn in the third house might indicate important changes in the lives of your siblings or regarding your sibling relationships. Saturn in the third house is great overall for teachers, writers, learning, and education, as Saturn offers focus, discipline, wisdom, and commitment and is one of the traditional symbols of the “elder.” At the same time, it’s not uncommon with Saturn in the third house to be just a little too serious, conservative or severe with your thinking or communicating. Perhaps the best benefit of this transit for Scorpios is the fact that Saturn in an Earth sign in the house of the mind can create a real sense of security and grounding amidst the otherwise very emotional and charismatic transit of Jupiter’s through Scorpio in your first house (which lasts most of 2018).
The first of the month will feature a Full Moon in Cancer in your ninth house of religion, beliefs, foreign places and long journeys. You may find yourself evaluating your spiritual wants and beliefs at this time, or you might be receiving direction from your dreams. It’s a good time to find emotional fulfillment while traveling abroad, or you might be planning for a future vacation. The CancerFull Moon will be opposite Saturn in Capricorn in your third house, which will highlight the tension between your religious beliefs and desire for an emotional connection to something bigger than yourself versus on the other hand your need for serious, sober, rational, thinking.
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin with Jupiter in Scorpio in your first house. This is an invigorating and inspiring transit that may have you feeling fired up, passionate, aggressive, enthusiastic, and inspired. Mars and Jupiter conjunctions have long been associated with the military and athletes, crusaders and missionAries. It’s not unusual to feel powerful and confident around this time, but don’t forget that pride cometh before a fall. It might be easy to overdo things right now or to be too aggressive or to act a little too impulsively. At the same time, it’s a great transit for starting a new project, starting a new exercise or health regiment, or confronting someone or something that needs to be confronted.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin with Saturn in your third house. It’s a good time to sign or negotiate the terms of an agreement, to purchase or change vehicles or to upgrade tech stuff. It’s also a good time to have a serious and sober conversation with someone, or to commit yourself more seriously to a path of study, research, or writing. You may also receive an important or serious piece of news around this time, perhaps related to your home, siblings, or family.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your third house, and in conjunction with Venus. Communication, curiosity, and learning all come up for you quite strongly with implications for a fresh start in these areas.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and enter your fourth house of home and family. It’s a great time for turning your house into a romantic getaway, for hosting and deepening relationships with friends and relatives, or for shutting yourself away somewhere, perhaps with a lover for a winter vacation. Venus in your fourth house may also have you changing your living situation, home art collection, or the general aesthetic of your home. Venus in Aquarius in your fourth house can also show up as the loveable black sheep of the family. Embrace the quirkiness and warmth of this transit in your home house and don’t be afraid to let the freak flag fly!
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your second house of money and resources. It’s a great time to put energy into things that may become fruitful or financially successful in the future, but beware of impulsive spending or risk taking around this time, as well. As a Scorpio, you will always be good at sensing where there is danger or risk, but at the same time you may be overly protective and therefore too cautious when it comes time to take a healthy risk. With Jupiter in your first house this year, it’s a good year to “go for it,” and to trust the calling that you are feeling deep down in your heart.
Finally, the Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon of the 31st in your tenth house of career and profession is likely to be responsible for quite an emotional stir, cementing the sentiment that you have been recently feeling toward right action and right livelihood. This time can be confusing as well as idealistic. To make the best choices now you need to trust in your intuition, plentiful this month and more likely to steer you true than all the logic that your hard-working mind can possibly muster.
This turning of the year is a crucial pivot point for you, Sagittarius. This is the time when everything that has been rolling around in your head over the past month can come to a new synthesis, if you are ready to allow it to. You have been reconceptualizing your identity as an actor on the world stage, attempting to see where you are aiming, and how your activity in support of true ultimate goals can help society to evolve in the right way. What also comes into this is partnering with important others, as well as with the deep unconscious parts of you, so that you have a profound stake in the game, top to bottom. The inspiration is there to consecrate your finances and your values into a new form of creative output that will align in a positive framework of studied advancement toward a better future for yourself and for everyone around you.
Happy New Year, Sagittarius! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your second house of money, resources, and “hopes for future gain” for the next two to three years.
This is a welcome change for Sagittarians this month. Saturn has been in your first house dating all the way back to December of 2014, which means it’s been a tough season of Saturn’s lessons in your life. We do a lot of growing and maturing when Saturn comes to stay in our first houses, as Saturn usually marks both endings and beginnings, both pain and reform, while journeying through the first house. Now you’re ready for an entirely new season of life as Saturn makes its way into your second house. Traditionally, the second house was related to a person’s fields or crops and what harvest and wealth they might bring. If you look at a birth chart you will notice that the second sign of the birth chart is always the one directly following the first sign, in zodiacal order. Ancient astrologers thus observed that whatever was in the second house, by means of the daily rotation of the earth on its axis (called the primary motion of the sky), would become the first house, “in time.” Because the first house was related to the individual’s body, health, and overall life direction, the second was related to everything the native might need in life and everything the native might hope to “grow or develop” and see the fruits of, in the future. Thus, you are moving into a very long period that will be emphasizing finances, resources, possessions, and growing things. Saturn in the second sometimes adds to our life by eliminating, reducing or simplifying things. Saturn is a planet of austerity and conservation, so it’s a good time to reduce excessive or unnecessary spending, or any kind of frivolous or toxic lifestyle patterns. Saturn is also literally called “the lord of time,” and is also related to strong, practical foundations. It is therefore a great time to develop the foundation of something. It might take a long time, a lot of work, and a lot of patience, but Saturn in the second over the next few years promises fiery Sagittarians that the wait will be worth it!
The first of the month will feature a Full Moon in Cancer in the eighth house. The eighth house was traditionally a house associated with passive income, or a spouse or partner’s money. It was also related generally to anxiety or fear about the future, and death, penalties or endings, as eighth house planets prepare to set and disappear into the underworld in the next house to come (the seventh house). A Full Moon in the eighth house to start the month may therefore indicate that you are diving into the shadows to start the month, perhaps exploring taboo or unconscious emotional or ancestral patterns, or doing some deeper healing work. It’s a house that has long been associated with karmic “penalties,” but usually only in association with those who don’t have a healthy amount of fear or reverence for the voice of their own conscience. It’s therefore a very important time to explore your fears and doubts while listening closely to the voice of your highest self, which is always providing you with all the guidance you need to safely and joyfully navigate all of life’s challenges. It’s also a time that may naturally involve fated or destined events in your spouse or partner’s life, or perhaps related to other people’s income or shared resources.
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin with Jupiter in your twelfth house of self-undoing, prisons, hospitals, and shipwreck. Sounds like a pretty dark set of topics, right' But behind the twelfth house is the gateway to a profound mystical truth. If you can accept the suffering of the world, if you can learn to live with it rather than in denial of it, then you have also discovered a source of joy that is beyond the ups and downs of this world. There is perhaps no better place to come to terms with the reality of suffering than the twelfth house. With Mars and Jupiter together in the twelfth you might be feeling called to a mystical retreat or a spiritual cleanse. You might be overdoing things or being too impulsive. Or, you might be answering a call to address suffering at large in the world. The Mars/Jupiter conjunction is a heroic transit, but it can also be a boastful and “pride cometh before a fall” kind of transit. Be aware of the difference this month, and you should be just fine!
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin Saturn in your second house. This marks a good time for signing agreements, coming to terms or negotiating terms with someone, or purchasing or committing to something you hope to produce good returns in the future. It’s a good time for investing in technology, cars, or education, if you must, mostly because Saturn is very well dignified right now in your second house of “purchases.”
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your second house, and in conjunction with Venus. Issues of security and resources may well come up for you, including financial ones that could receive a burst of unexpected energy. You are off to a fresh start in many areas and your entire relationship to materialism might be changing in the next thirty days of this cycle.
On January 18th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your third house of communication, siblings, short journeys, and the mind. This is a wonderful transit for writing, speaking, media, and blogging projects or other forms of personal creativity. It’s a lovely transit for making peace or cultivating close friendships, traveling to see people you are close with, or fostering your relationship with your siblings. It’s also possible that a sibling is falling in love this month, or maybe even getting married! Venus in the third house is also a natural time to speak your truth to the world. You will most likely find that others are eager to embrace you and deeply appreciative of your quirkiness and enthusiasm.
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your first house. This is a really invigorating transit. At this time, you may feel like you’re ready to start a new project, get back to the gym, burn off calories, sweat, and exert yourself. It’s also not uncommon, if you’ve been stagnant for some time, to pick up one of those winter colds that forces you to get back to healthy town, so be careful and prepare yourself for this transit by staying active and healthy all month long. Mars in your first house is also somewhat impulsive and possibly confrontational. Be careful of unnecessary fights, debates, or power struggles, and otherwise enjoy the fire of Mars and use it creatively. Mars in the first house almost always empowers us to start fresh and to feel inspired again wherever it’s needed!
Finally, the Lunar Eclipse of the 31st, in Leo and therefore your ninth house of higher mind, brings an emotional awareness to your philosophical leanings and inspires you to allow spiritual factors to be at the heart of everything that you say and do. This is a tall order to fulfill, and yet you are quite likely to make progress toward this goal in the weeks and months ahead, as you voyage further into what will undoubtedly prove to be an exciting year for you.
This is a month of new beginnings for you, Capricorn. You have been on a roll ever since the very powerful Winter Solstice of December 21st, when the Sun entered your sign, along with Saturn, your ruler. In this current month you are reflecting on the fruits of four weeks of an almost entirely hidden thought process that has landed you into novel personal territory. You are in an optimistic frame of mind, and communicating with great intentionality in a fashion that includes important partners as well as the unconscious layers of your own psyche. Your intuition is strong right now, and what is more you are beginning to more fully trust in the messages that you receive in this quietly significant way. The second half of the month sees an amazing flowering of your stored-up potential for right action, in connection with inner values, along the lines that you would like to see emerging as the new societal norm.
Happy New Year, Capricorn! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into your home sign, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your first house to stay for the next two to three years.
First, despite all the bad press that’s out there on Saturn, this is an outstanding transit for Capricorns. Saturn is your ruling planet! This is like coming home to your own house after a long vacation abroad. The first house was originally conceptualized as the helm or steering wheel of the ship of life, and its ruling planet was the helmsman or navigator of the ship. Saturn coming into your first house is therefore like the captain of the ship coming back and taking the wheel in the most direct position one can take the wheel from. This means several years of reevaluating your commitments, your time, energy, health, and overall life direction. Saturn will return you to a place of trusting your gut if you haven’t been, simplifying down to what’s most necessary. Saturn will tell you what’s real and Saturn will show you how you’ve grown and matured by delivering solid results over the next few years. Enjoy this transit and all the growth, healing, and grounding it brings. It’s truly like a homecoming for Capricorns right now!
On the first of the month there is a Full Moon in Cancer in your seventh house of love and relationships. It’s funny how just when we’re coming back into a healthy sense of our own power, strength, and individuality, relationship issues can flare up. This is normal, from the astrological point of view. Changes to your first house of health/self/individuality are naturally opposed to your seventh house of relationships. Striking a balance between your own needs and the emotional needs of others is thus important right now. Alternatively, the Full Moon in your seventh can mean that you’re meeting someone, falling in love, or deepening a relationship. Sometimes, when we recognize and clarify our own needs (1st house), we suddenly become ready for a new partnership or relationship, so watch for that possibility right now, as well.
On January 6th, Mars will move into a conjunction with Jupiter in your eleventh house of friends, allies, benefactors, wishes, hopes, and dreams. This is an outstanding time for meeting new allies, joining forces with a larger organization, or finding support for your future dreams and ambitions. This transit could also indicate that your friends and their causes, visions, and dreams are important to you right now, and it could also indicate that you are reaching out to help others achieve their own dreams. Mars/Jupiter conjunctions can indicate overdoing things, so be careful of the pride that comes before a fall, but otherwise enjoy this very supportive and inspiring transit and all the doors it may open for collaboration with others.
January 8th marks the Last Quarter Moon, when a triple conjunction of Sun, Venus, and Pluto in your sign is triggered by the timing of this critical juncture. Your ongoing transformation of identity and self-understanding gets a jump-start so that issues that you have been neglecting might percolate to the surface of your consciousness and be more available to your earnest consideration.The areas that are likely to come up for change are relationships, career and professional life, plus not least your own ongoing issues with identity and how you see yourself interacting with the world around you.
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and make an immediate conjunction with Saturn, your ruler. This is a great transit for launching a new business endeavor, or any new project or personal resolution. It’s also a great time to communicate, write a letter, a mission statement, or sit down for that important conversation you’ve been putting off. Mercury and your ruler together in your first house may also indicate that you are more persuasive and convincing than usual, so if you need to pitch an idea, ask someone for support, now is a good time. Mercury conjunct Saturn is also an ideal time to clear your head and to get better organized. If you have any home or office cleaning that needs to be done, or if you need to consolidate data space on your computer or purchase a new piece of tech equipment, the timing is altogether right for these kinds of things.
January 16th is the date of the New Moon in your sign, therefore also taking place in your first house, and in conjunction with Venus. Issues of identity, self-knowledge, and assertion may come up with renewed significance at this juncture. You are also likely now to be on something of a roll with the way that you interface with others – quite comfortable in your own skin – right up through to the end of the month, and beyond.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your second house of money, resources, and hopes for future gain. This transit marks the beginning of several weeks’ worth of good luck and good energy coming into your financial house. Venus in the second is generally good for investments and purchases or sales. You should be careful about extravagant purchases or impulsive spending during this time. It’s easy with Venus in the second house to overdo anything material, from shopping to eating to indulging yourself and being lazy or wasting time. Venus in Aquarius may also bring your attention to the beauty of things that are somewhat different, or outside the norm. Enjoy the quirkiness of this transit, and be sure to use whatever good energy comes your way constructively.
Finally, on January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your twelfth house. The Lunar Eclipse of the 31st, in Leo, in your eighth house, also marks a significant time of delving down within yourself. The twelfth house was traditionally the house of self-undoing, prisons, hospitals, and shipwreck. Sounds like a pretty dark set of topics, right' But behind the twelfth house is the gateway to a profound mystical truth. If you can accept your own suffering, if you can learn to live with it rather than in denial of it, then you have also discovered a source of joy that is beyond the ups and downs of this world. There is perhaps no better place to come to terms with the reality of suffering than the twelfth house. Mars moving into your twelfth house will generally play out in one of two ways: the first is that you may feel a deep and almost unexplainable sense of frustration or angst, potentially leading to some bad choices or a general feeling of being temporarily held back, or the second is that you will become empowered to face your own shadows and to press on through the darkness, growing wiser and more discerning as a result. By the time that Mars finally enters Capricorn and moves into your first house, in March, you’ll be feeling incredibly empowered after all is said and done, so that it pays to trust the journey in the meantime!
This month represents a huge watershed for you, Aquarius, when you move closer to a true integration of mind and heart. Your scientific bent has taken you far; now you must transition to a more universal viewpoint that takes soul purpose, as revealed to you in dreams and visions, more directly into account. Learning and communication are key elements of this rather massive shift in values and in worldview. Self-knowledge morphs into scooping up information about almost everything, since developing trends and future issues are an integral part of your spiritual growth. As you evolve toward greater self-understanding, this must intimately involve the hidden layers below the surface of your personality, so that you are moving in a sort of fog for the first three weeks of January. After the 19th, and more particularly by the very end of the month with the LeoFull Moon, you are making a brand new beginning for active interpersonal involvement.
Happy New Year, Aquarius! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your twelfth house to stay for the next two to three years.
The twelfth house was traditionally the house of self-undoing, prisons, hospitals, and shipwreck. The true lesson there is that If you can accept your own suffering, if you can learn to live with it rather than in denial of it, then you have also discovered a source of joy that is beyond the ups and downs of this world. There is perhaps no better place to come to terms with the reality of suffering than the twelfth house. Traditionally, Saturn was also said to “rejoice” in the twelfth house, and this is really the silver lining of this transit. There is no planet more willing to find the beauty in a rainy day, a period of loneliness, or an introspective walk in the middle of wintertime. Saturn’s wisdom in the midst of suffering is like that very subtle smile you sometimes see on the face of the Buddha. You are also no stranger to Saturn because as an Aquarius, Saturn is your traditional ruling planet. Saturn was long ago, prior to the discovery of Uranus, related to outsiders, outcasts, geniuses, and rebels, if you can believe it, and that’s because Saturn is the distant outlier in our solar system. Saturn sees the big picture in the same way that an introspective artist or mystic may be in the world while realizing they are never really “of the world.” For the next few years you may find that the veil is significantly thinner, and yet you are feeling more at home, more grounded, and more capable of dealing with life’s challenges and uncertainties. Call it an existential time of transition, or call it a liminal space, but after these few years are over and Saturn enters your first house in 2020, you will be a wiser person and likely ready to begin a very new and exciting chapter in your life. The twelfth house gives us clarity for as much as we’re willing to be content to wander for a time. As Gandalf once said, “all who wander are not lost.”
The first of the month will feature a Full Moon in Cancer in your sixth house. The sixth house was traditionally called the “joy of Mars,” and was related to military training, hard work or labor, enemies, chronic health issues, and the general suffering and labor of everyday human life. It may sound rough, but many of the world’s most passionate advocates, fighters, and servants have natal planets in the sixth house. With a Full Moon in this house to start the month it’s a great time to seek or give physical or psychological healing. It’s also a great time for being of service in the world, or perhaps in your family. This is a charitable, nurturing Moon in your sixth house, but it may also make you a little more sensitive to the suffering of others. Make sure to stay in your body for this transit because its reward is a deeper sense of empathy, which can be a little difficult for an airy sign like Aquarius.
On January 6th, Mars will move into a conjunction with Jupiter in Scorpio in your tenth house of career. This is an outstanding time for professional achievement, recognition, or opportunities for advancement. You might be in the midst of launching a new project or putting yourself out there with greater strength and charisma. It’s not easy for Aquarians to self-promote, let alone to do so with a great deal of emotional charisma, but this is your moment to shine and to allow yourself to be more vulnerable, honest, and personal with the world. People care about what’s inside of you as much as they care about your ideas or your intellectual poise, so don’t be afraid to really sing your song this month!
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and immediately conjoin with Saturn in your twelfth house. This is a very good time to create a personal sanctuary of rest, recuperation, quiet, and meditation. The messages you can receive now are quite profound, if you can take the time to really listen and retreat from the world. If you’re not able to do something like this, then at least try to give yourself some time each day for introspection. Mercury entering the twelfth is like a messenger from the underworld, promising to enlighten us. Many of the obstacles we face in life exist in our minds. This is a transit that can help us to finally understand the truth about something that has been eluding us.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also in your twelfth house, and in conjunction with Venus. This second half of the month thus represents a fresh start with matters that carry you to hidden places within you. You may want to pay close attention to your dreams or other indications of the plentiful psychic activity taking place below the level of conscious awareness.
Next, on January 17th, Venus will move into Aquarius and enter your first house. This is a very lovely and even lucky transit. Venus in your first house is like that saying, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!” With Venus in your first it’s easier to feel optimistic and attractive, and it’s just a little easier for the negative vibes to roll of you. Be careful of arrogance or vanity during this time, and be mindful not to be overly indulgent, but otherwise use this time to share yourself with others just a little more openly, and don’t be afraid to start a new creative project or maybe even a new relationship.
On January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your eleventh house of friends, allies, benefactors, and hopes, wishes, and dreams for the future. This is a great transit for joining movements or finding allies who are just as passionate as yourself, with likely the same philosophical or spiritual values. Be careful of contentions and power struggles among friends and allies because Mars definitely loves a good grudge match. This is also a powerful time for formulating a new dream or goal for your future.
Then, the Lunar Eclipse in your opposite sign taking place on the 31st will kick you into high gear for relationships and mystical valuations. It may help to remember, with Mars newly entered into your eleventh, that this can be very impulsive time as well, and though you’re in a period of career expansion with Jupiter in your tenth house, with Saturn just entering your twelfth house you truly won’t be able to predict exactly how your life is going to be changing in the next two to three years. So, steady as she goes. Take opportunities where you find them, and yet refrain from being too impulsive or looking for overly simple solutions to complex problems.
An interesting month presages for you a year of greater social activism, Pisces. You have been greatly invested in the way that you reach out to the world around you, by means of your public statement, career or profession, and also questioning the basis for this area of life, which is something of an uncertain solution for you. Your basic set of beliefs is also a changing landscape, along with your values. As your worldview shifts, this creates a focus on career choices that you have made, so that the reconsiderations of the past few weeks may emerge this month into greater clarity. Your dreams and schemes take front and center and with these evolving goals comes a more solid form of self-understanding that leads to action. The second half of January solidifies these gains. You find that what you want to see happening in the world and what you want with regard to your own future development are intimately related.
Happy New Year, Pisces! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are feeling renewed and ready for a powerful year ahead. This month gets started with the recent ingress of Saturn into Capricorn, which happened just as we passed through the gateway of the winter solstice a few weeks ago. Whenever a planet changes signs in Sun Sign horoscopy it also changes houses. Saturn has thus entered your eleventh house to stay for the next two to three years.
The eleventh house was traditionally related to the resources or money of Kings and powerful people. It was related to benefactors, allies, and friends, as well as our general wishes and dreams for future prosperity. Saturn entering your eleventh house signals that your long-term plans and goals may be changing right now, and in fact they might be changing significantly over the next several years. Eleventh house transits of Saturn also help us to determine who our friends are and who they are not. “You will know them by their fruit,” is a very good word of wisdom for this transit. Watch carefully as those who aren’t good for you fall away and as those who make worthy allies appear. Saturn in your eleventh is a long and slow transit, so allow your new dream or vision to formulate slowly, and don’t rush for easy solutions to build your dream. This would be just the kind of action that would likely lead to getting involved with the wrong people.
The first of the month features the Full Moon in Cancer in your fifth house of children, pregnancy, recreation, and creativity. The month may begin with a celebration of new life, news of a pregnancy, or a sweeter than usual emotional connection with children. It’s also a wonderful time for enjoying time with people, taking in art or music, and generally relaxing and enjoying the glow of the new year. The fifth house was traditionally called, “Good fortune,” and it was related to happiness and joy. Whatever is happening in your life right now, you may be feeling quite optimistic and warm-hearted at the exact same time that you’re beginning to seriously restructure your dreams and goals. Allow for both to exist at the same time. Life is easier when we don’t fight some of these contradictions but rather just go with the flow!
On January 6th, Mars will conjoin Jupiter in your ninth house of religion, beliefs, higher education, and long journeys. If you’re traveling abroad this time it should be a pretty adventurous experience. Be careful of going to extremes because this could indicate being a little overly confident and potentially accident-prone. On the other hand, this is a transit that emphasizes the strength of your beliefs and convictions. Don’t hold back from preaching a little, if it’s appropriate. Pisceans are often a little shy and sensitive, but as children of Jupiter when you’re passionate about something you inspire everyone around you. At the same time, Mars and Jupiter in your ninth house may be a little dogmatic and aggressive, so be careful. You are at your best when you cause others to believe and to see the bigger picture. This transit will help you do that, but it may involve looking at or addressing more difficult or subversive issues. There is perhaps no sign more capable of being a good and faithful diplomat than you, Pisces!
On January 10th, Mercury will enter Capricorn and conjoin Saturn in your eleventh house. It’s a great time to enjoy the company and conversation of friends, elders, mentors, teachers, or even your own parents or grandparents. Mercury and Saturn coming together is also great for strategizing, seeking the advice or counsel of someone you respect, or revising a mode of communication or technology. Watch for important messages, conversations, contracts, or negotiations around this time, as well. An opportunity might pop up around this time that has a lot of positive potential for the future. Just remember, you’re in a long-term process of reshaping your goals and ambitions, so patience is also your best friend right now.
January 16th is the date of the CapricornNew Moon, also taking place in your eleventh house and in conjunction with Venus. What comes up for a fresh start are your societal connections, including groups you favor and friendships with persons of like mind, as well as your wishes and hopes for claiming a better future for yourself and for society at large.
On January 17th, Venus will enter Aquarius and move into your twelfth house, the place of unconscious process. Although also associated with the twelfth are prisons, isolation and the like, it is important to note that behind the twelfth house is the gateway to a profound mystical truth. If you can accept your own suffering, if you can learn to live with it rather than in denial of it, then you have also discovered a source of joy that is beyond the ups and downs of this world. With Venus entering the twelfth house it’s a very good time to work on relationship issues, or troubles in friendships or marriages. It’s could be a very tempting time to overindulge or to get lost in the glamour of something rather than seeing things for what they are. You may also feel a deep sense of empathy or compassion for those who are suffering around you at this time. You might be called on to help friends or lovers in need. Just be careful that you don’t get used, abused, or drained. Helping others is one thing, becoming someone else’s doormat is another. Last but not least, don’t be afraid to enjoy the sweet romance of alone time. Venus in your twelfth house is a great transit for taking yourself out on a few dates, and allowing the quiet to heal you.
Finally, on January 26th, Mars will enter Sagittarius and move into your tenth house of career. This is an excellent transit for career initiatives, for work related projects, advancement or promotion. The Lunar Eclipse of the 31st in Leo, corresponding to your sixth house, also contributes to workplace attitudes and emphasis. However, Mars transits in the tenth are also sometimes related to confrontations with people in authority or with increased work or general work stress. This end of month time is likely to be very busy and dynamic period of career activity, but it can be exhausting and might even make you sick, if you don’t manage your energy carefully. Mars in the tenth is a transit that may also thrust you into the spotlight, or it can feature you taking a greater leadership position, or even launching a new business endeavor altogether. Mars will be in your tenth house all the way into March, so these conditions will be here for quite a while. Enjoy the action, and don’t back down from anyone who tries to step on your toes during this period. You’ll respect yourself a lot more for standing in your truth during this period of time.