January 2018 Highlights:

We have an auspicious start to 2018 as we experience two Super Moons (brighter than the average Full Moon since the Moon is closer to Earth) as this is a Blue Moon month. The Full Moon in Cancer on January 1st forms a Grand Water Trine with Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio. We'll focus on ways to nurture ourselves and raise our emotional awareness. The Full Moon in Leo on the 31st is a total Lunar Eclipse creating an exciting dynamic of rapid movement and increased energy. With this Blue Moon cycle, we can start and complete projects during this first month of the year. With Full Moons in Cancer and Leo this month, the focus will be on home and family as well as your personal life and creative endeavors. Rather than resolutions it may help to write down goals for different areas of your life, stating what you wish to accomplish during 2018. Uranus stations direct in Aries on the 2nd, the planet of sudden change has been retrograde for the past 5 months since August 2/3. We'll feel empowered to move ahead with the adjustments we want to make in our lives now. Our spiritual awareness is ignited in a positive way as the Sun sextiles Neptune on the 2nd and Venus trines Neptune on the 3rd. We feel compelled to act upon our ideas as Mercury in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries and Mars in Scorpio kisses Jupiter on the 6th. Pleasant energies empower us on the 8th as expansive Jupiter sextiles the Sun and Venus in Capricorn and Mars sextiles Pluto. Venus and the Sun conjunct Pluto, making relationships challenging. Passion ignites as Venus sextiles Mars on the 9th and the Sun sextiles Mars on the 10th. We pass the shadow point of last month's Mercury retrograde as the planet of communication enters practical Capricorn on the 11th. Think before speaking as Mercury conjoins Saturn and Venus squares Uranus on the 13th. Pay attention to what you are doing on the 14th as the Sun squares Uranus. Mighty Jupiter sextiles Pluto creating a pleasant and most powerful aspect on the 15th. Take charge with this aspect, be a leader, you can be amazed at what you can accomplish. Six planets align in practical Capricorn with our first New Moon of 2018 on the 16/17th. This lunation challenges us to take charge of our lives and commit to acting with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Pluto, Mercury and Saturn all in this Cardinal Earth sign. This New Moon squares Uranus, triggering us to act in powerful ways as we surrender our need to micromanage and learn to go with the flow. This is a time to reprogram your thoughts and initiate positive change. Loving Venus enters aloof Aquarius later on the 17th. We are infused with fresh ideas when Mercury sextiles Neptune as the Sun enters Aquarius on the 19th. Conversations could become explosive as Mercury conjoins Pluto on the 24th. We regain our composure as Mercury sextiles Jupiter on the 25th. Vigorous Mars enters freedom loving Sagittarius on the 26th. Tempers can flare as Mercury squares Uranus on the 28th. We feel the first major shifts of energy this year with a Leo Lunar Eclipse on the 31st, this links back to the August 7, 2017 eclipse bringing a powerful opportunity to heal our hearts and align with what we really want to do. Rather than being in competition with others, focus on what you want to create for yourself now. Communication becomes more cerebral as Mercury enters Aquarius for the next three weeks.

Aries   March 21st - April 20th:  Venus transits you solar 10th house of career until the 17th. Financial matters can stabilize under this influence. The Cancer Full Moon challenges you to bring more balance to your life regarding home and work. Uranus goes direct in your sign on the 2nd enabling you to take charge of your life. Mars, your ruling planet, is in Scorpio most of the month inspiring you to move forward with your ambitions and desires. Uranus direct brings a positive attitude adjustment, try something new. Mars in Sagittarius triggers movement regarding work and education. The New Moon in Capricorn is a wonderful time to set intentions regarding business and finances. Spend time with close friends after Venus enters Aquarius on the 17th. If people don't respect you, they don't deserve your friendship. The Leo Lunar Eclipse places your focus on home, family and domestic needs in the months to come.

Taurus   April 21st - May 20th:  The Cancer Full Moon inspires you to take inventory of your life, you want to feel happier and more secure. Explore how you can nurture and take better care of yourself. Your desire for new knowledge and information is very strong now as Mercury transits Sagittarius until the 10th. With Venus your ruling planet in Capricorn, followed by Mercury on the 11th you can plan a trip or learn something new that will help you with your work. The New Moon in Capricorn challenges you to find balance in relationships where you can have your personal space while also allowing your partner to do the same. The Leo Lunar Eclipse opens you up to new opportunities over the next six months. You will meet new people and make connections that will be beneficial in your career and social life.

Gemini   May 21st - June 21st:  Take care of paperwork and make sure debts, taxes and insurance matters are up to date. The Cancer Full Moon transits your solar 2nd house of money, making you enthusiastic about business opportunities and bringing more income into your home. The Capricorn New Moon brings positive energy to business and finance matters. Work with the Capricorn planets to bring in positive and grounded changes. Life can really expand for you this year if you are willing to dream and energize your desires. Stop making excuses and take charge of your life. Avoid overextending yourself, you want to create successful expectations. The Lunar Eclipse in Leo brings fresh ideas and illumination. You may have the chance to really turn things around in your life over the next six months.

Cancer   June 22nd - July 22nd:  The year begins with a powerful Full Moon in your sign bringing you healing in relationships and a chance to shift the dynamics. You really want peace and harmony in your life, so be willing to compromise for best results. The New Moon in Capricorn can bring someone new into your life or deepen an existing relationship. It is all about communication so be willing to work through your differences, stop being passive-aggressive. The Leo Lunar Eclipse reminds you to set healthy boundaries with people who are very willing to let you take on their problems. Your nurturing nature is often taken for granted. Over the next 6 months, you will learn to stand up for yourself and become more healthily assertive. You will also be revamping your finances, find ways to consolidate debt and start saving more money.

Leo   July 23rd - August 22nd:  The Cancer Full Moon transits your solar 12th house reminding you to spend quality time alone to help balance your emotions. Pay attention to your health and be sure to get enough rest so you can operate at optimal levels. Follow up with your doctor or health care practitioner regarding concerns you've had about how you are feeling. Make your personal wellbeing and balance a priority so you don't feel overwhelmed by responsibility. The New Moon in Capricorn is a wonderful time to plant seeds for progress in your work or career. You can utilize this collection of planets in practical Capricorn to align with your goals for the year. Dare to dream, there is much you can accomplish. The Lunar Eclipse in your sign triggers you to make changes in your life that will bring you improved health and emotional wellness over the next six months.

Virgo   August 23rd - September 22nd:  Romance and creativity are on your mind with the alignment of planet in Capricorn, your solar 5th house or pleasure zone. Time to lift your spirits and align with what you wish the New Year to bring into your life. The Cancer Full Moon brings optimism and hope for the future. Be sure to set aside time for yourself each day to do things you enjoy that help you relax. The New Moon in Capricorn triggers you to gain clarity about what you really want. If you are organized in what you set into motion, there is much you can attain on a practical level. The Leo Lunar Eclipse reminds you to take care of your spirit as well as your body over the next six months. Begin a regular program of meditation and stress releasing exercise like yoga or Tai chi. Managing stress will help you navigate a busy and transformative year.

Libra   September 23rd - October 23rd:  The Cancer Full Moon highlights your home life and career, find balance between the two. Home and family are also the focus as Venus, your ruling planet, spends the first 16 days in your solar 4th house. You've had a lot of nervous energy lately and need to find a positive outlet. Spend time redecorating and reorganizing your home.. The New Moon in Capricorn is a good time to complete your projects and make a list of what you want to bring into the New Year. Have fun with your sweetheart as Venus moves into your romance sector on the 17th. You feel more physical and energized as the Sun moves into Aquarius. The Leo Lunar Eclipse is a great time to set goals and review your priorities. Evaluate what you must do to create happiness and move towards it.

Scorpio   October 24th - November 21st:  January presents as one of your busiest months of the year with the alignment of planets of Capricorn. You will be focused on bringing balance into your life as you strive to move forward and cease self-sabotaging behavior. The Capricorn New Moon is an appropriate time for self-promotion whether in business or creative endeavors. Take care of health issues before they become more to be concerned about. Be sure health exams and blood tests are up to date in case there are issues you weren't aware of. The Leo Lunar Eclipse makes you face your own part regarding what isn't going right in your life. Over the next six months you will change your attitude and perspective in many regards. Being flexible and able to see both sides of the equation will help you get back on track. Strive to draw more harmony into your life.

Sagittarius   November 22nd - December 21st:  Money and personal security are the theme this month as you take steps to reduce debts and gain control over your finances. Uranus direct will enable you to do things differently. There is much you need to accomplish now, and your life will transform on many levels. The Cancer Full Moon on the 1st brings insight into how you can make the most of this year by setting intentions and visualization. Emotional balance and harmony are very important as you set your future plans. The Capricorn New Moon in your house of money brings an opportunity to draw in greater prosperity. It is time for positive change and you feel ready to call it in. The Leo Lunar Eclipse on the 31st begins a six-month period where you will become much more serious about manifestation and not just relying on your luck to barely squeak by. Harness this energy for positive change.

Capricorn   December 22nd - January 19th:  Relationships and partnerships are the focus for you as the Full Moon in Cancer transits your solar 7th house. Work on strengthening your relationships, be willing to compromise for best results. With Saturn, your ruling planet in your sign you will have powerful motivation for success. You are experiencing a long personal transformation with Pluto still in your sign until 2024. Work on your own issues regarding communication while Mercury is in Capricorn from the 11th-31st. Venus in your sign until the 17th helps you display your best traits. You will feel energetic and encouraged now. The New Moon in Capricorn brings an opportunity to reinvent yourself on many levels. Makes a list of what you want to accomplish this year. The Leo Lunar Eclipse puts your attention on your finances and intimate life over the next six months.

Aquarius   January 20th - February 18th:  Get extra rest over the first 3 weeks of the month as the Sun transits your solar 12th house. You need time alone for inner work now. The Cancer Full Moon illuminates your solar 6th house of work, service and health. Don't overextend yourself by committing to things you don't have time for. Uranus, your ruling planet goes direct helping you to feel back on track. The New Moon in Capricorn is an exciting time to make a wish list regarding finances and what you need on a material level this year. Venus in your sign after the 17th raises your confidence. You feel energized as the Sun enters Aquarius bringing deeper insight into your personal goals. The Lunar Eclipse in Leo illuminates your solar 7th house of relationships, be willing to make changes over the next six months to insure greater harmony and teamwork so that your relationships remain solid.

Pisces   February 19th - March 20th:  The Cancer Full Moon draws you closer to children and friends, spend time with people you have an emotional attachment to. Neptune, your ruling planet continues to move forward in your sign bringing you the ability to manifest through your intention, meditation and visualization. Your power to transform your life now is strong and you can accomplish what you set your mind to as Saturn in Capricorn transits your solar 10th house of career and public life. Avoid spending time with people who have issues with addiction as their energy is too draining for your sensitive psyche. The New Moon in Capricorn can help you align with long range success in business and your personal life. Utilize this energy to make positive changes. The Leo Lunar Eclipse reminds you to guard your health and take care of important obligations over the next six months.

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