Monday, January 8, 2018

January 2018: the Capricorn season



We began the New Year with a huge Supermoon in Cancer. We will be under the energy of this powerful moon, which rules the 4th house of home and family (and emotions) until the new Moon on January 16.

 Mercury is almost out of the post retrograde shadow period (January 10), as it hits 29 degrees of Sagittarius. The December retrograde, plus the holidays put me behind, and I am just now catching up, and maybe you feel the same! As Mercury moves into Capricorn we should finally all get caught up, and things will move ahead normally.

There are a number of other powerful aspects this month, so let's get right to them.

January 9, the Sun, Venus and Pluto are all at 19 degrees of Capricorn. We now have 4 planets forming a stellium in Cap. This is powerful energy. Sun-Pluto transits relate to power struggles, change, issues over money and joint finances, and can create a feeling of 'forced change,' in some way. 

Pluto-Venus transits relate to money, values, obsessiveness and control over our love lives.

How you look and feel, and love will potentially be a serious matter with this transit. Jealousy and possessiveness can occur and so can self destructive tendencies, depending on how you are hard wired.

This transit is deep, there is nothing superficial about it. Issues that have been buried may now come to the surface.

With Pluto there is always the possibility of transcending something.
Mars at 19 degrees of Scorpio sextiles this conjunction, showing up the possibility of deep conversation and thought.

Of course this transit will play out in the world as well. Sun-Pluto transits relate to change, aggression, power struggles, taxpayer dollars, and those pushing their own agendas. Pluto-Venus transits relate to money, social values and women.

This transit will remain in close orb for the next several days. As the planets separate over the next 2 days the Sun and Venus will be conjunct and this is typically positive.

Mercury enters Capricorn just after midnight, (EST) on January 11. Mercury in this placement is more serious and practical. Now will be the time to get down to business and take care of serious matters with 4 planets in Capricorn.

January 12, Mercury conjuncts Saturn. This can be heavy and tiring, and can be negative for some. Communication may be more difficult, but you can take care of important matters. Saturn is about work.

January 13, Venus squares Uranus. This transit affects money, love, friendships and values. The day can be unpredictable, and  exciting, or as Uranus is unpredictable, it can also be a day fraught with change and unexpected circumstances. For some, relationships can end.

January 14, the Sun squares Uranus. This is a potentially explosive transit that may lend itself to dangerous situations in the world or bring things to a peak. People may seem edgy and it won't take much to set some people off. Plans may change at this time.

January 15, Jupiter sextiles Pluto. this is a positive sextile that will repeat itself in April and September. This is a good time to expand ideas and work in a group, especially pertaining to legal matters or the law. It will favor groups working together in society. Some will see accomplishment with this transit.
January 16, The New Moon falls at 27 degrees of Capricorn. On this day we have 6 out of 10 planets in Capricorn! It's all about business and getting things done, and can be a productive time. We have reached the peak of the Capricorn season.

This Moon conjuncts Venus, which is positive but  it squares Uranus which gives it an unpredictable element/edge. As the Moon passes through the early part of its peak in Capricorn you could get some difficult news, but as Venus is in the picture, for most it should go well in the end.

January 17, Venus enters Aquarius. Love energy becomes lighter and less serious as it leaves Capricorn. You could become interested in joining or doing things in groups under this placement.

January 19, the Sun enters Aquarius. Things overall may start to lighten up as two planets have now left the Capricorn stellium. Happy Birthday Aquarius!

January 24, Mercury conjuncts Pluto. This transit is argument and accident prone, and obsessive thinking can occur. We will see big news in the world this day.

January 26, Mars enters Sagittarius. Actions may become different from what you are accustomed to and in some cases people may seem flakier. Mars rules our action and Sagittarius rules the 9th house of education, travel and world view. Much of the news focus will be on politics during this period which lasts through March 17.

January 28, Mercury squares Uranus. Thinking may be erratic and unpredictable and you could hear unexpected news. Be careful while driving as you could lose your focus or encounter erratic drivers.

January 31, Mercury enters Aquarius. Thinking and communicating will not be as serious, and change tone. Groups will come into focus as Aquarius rules the 11th house of the collective.

January 31, the first lunar eclipse of the year falls at 11 degrees of Leo. The lunar peak occurs at 8:27 AM, EST.

Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart, and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.

Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life. 

Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.

Leo rules the 5th house of children, friends, and love affairs, and many will be focused on this theme. This Moon opposes the Sun and Venus. We could see issues and themes concerning love, money and women. The August 21st total eclipse of 2018 was also in Leo, and many people lined the streets, parks and other places and turned the event into a party. Leo rules the 5th house of fun. Make the most of this.

We could hear news of royalty and this eclipse significantly affects the chart of the 45th US President. Many things will be revealed or come to light on and around this eclipse.

In the US natal chart this eclipse falls in the 8th house of taxes, money, death and transformation.

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