We begin the month of January with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn so it would be unwise for us to expect that anything will be happening quickly. The sage advice from Thich Nhat Hanh is: “Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly.”
The First Quarter Phase of the Moon in Aries occurs on Thursday, January 2. Our motivation will be to take actions of a practical nature to accomplish the goals we have set for the New Year.
Mars enters Sagittarius on Friday morning, January 3. Because Sagittarius is a fire sign we will now have more energy to take actions which align with our independent values and goals.
The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs in Cancer on Friday, January 10. Cancer is ruled by the Moon so our emotional need for security will be our primary focus.
Uranus also goes direct on January 10 in the sign of Taurus. Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus. Indications are that we now have the finances and friends necessary to achieve our business related goals.
Venus enters Pisces on Monday, January 13. Pisces is a water sign ruled by the planet Neptune. Relationships and values of a spiritual and compassionate nature are favored.
Mercury enters Aquarius on Thursday, January 16. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by the planet Uranus. Our thoughts, ideas and communications are now likely to be innovative and unconventional. It will be important for us to “think outside the box.”
The last Quarter Phase Moon occurs on Friday, January 17 in the sign of Libra. Libra is a sign of relationship ruled by Venus. Certain emotional challenges in our relationships with others may require us to rethink and renegotiate our agreements.
The Sun enters the sign of Aquarius on Monday, January 20. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by Uranus. Independent, unconventional and innovative expressions of self will become more evident during this transit.
The New Moon in Aquarius occurs on Friday, January 24. Sudden and unexpected occurrences will facilitate change and some emotional instability during the next couple of weeks. New inventions and advances in technology are favored at this time. (5G)