Happy new year everybody!
The year of the Dog opens strong and promising with a cosmic awakening ....
From January 2, 2018, Uranus turns direct in Aries at 24º and from that moment on all planets are in direct motion!
There’s no better start of the year you might think….
The influence of Uranus in Aries and the long-lasting aspect of Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn are the supporting positive forces of January 2018.
The powerful connection between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn brings positive transformation in all outdated structures in our lives.
Especially in the first half of January 2018, this supportive energy and the powerful connection between Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, shows a rollercoaster of important political and economic developments, but also many unexpected endings to urgent situations.
Until the Summer of 2018, the awakened Uranus in Aries will guarantee breakthroughs and profound changes on both the individual and global scale.
From that moment on, a period unfolds that will be colored by major reorganizations and strikes, radical ideas and new visions. Anything that has been behind the scenes from August 2017 or has been prepared, will now be presented to the world.
Stability is more important than ever, because this released energy is more than we can handle.
This released pent-up energy in ourselves and in the world around us is enormous.
On that very same day, the first Full Moon of 2018 falls at 11º in the water sign of Cancer.
With this Full Supermoon we see the results of intentions that were set at the previous New Moon in Sagittarius on December 17, 2017.
It is called a Supermoon because the Moon is close to the earth and thus her energy is much stronger. This Full Supermoon mainly relates to the position of women and all kinds of relationships.
Read more about this Full Supermoon under NEWS on this website.
Since December 15, 2017 Mars and Jupiter travel together through the intense waters of Scorpio.
This cosmic dance of Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio remains up to the first half of January 2018.
The first half of January 2018 is thus colored by the Me Too movement, sexual abuse, arms trade and weapons legislation, major fires and accidents at sea.
From a financial point of view, this aspect can be considered very competitive. There can be a hostile takeover and major developments in the banking world, stock markets, a currency war or trade war. The militant nature of Mars in Scorpio causes threat of war, arms trade, religious violence and terrorist attacks on churches and mosques.
On January 11, 2018, the direct movement of Mercury reaches the 29º in Sagittarius again.
That is the starting point of the retrograde period of Mercury on December 3, 2017.
From that moment, things are beginning to move very fast now.
Mercury, our fast planet of communication, has landed in the earthly sign of Capricorn since January 12, 2018 and will remain there until January 31, 2018.
With this energy, the broad energy of Sagittarius is replaced by a more practical and serious approach in thinking and communication. Mercury is conjunct Saturn in Capricorn and this energy is constructive and creative and won’t waste energy and time on useless matters.
This Capricorn energy can help us to manifest dreams on the earthly plane, to put our shoulders to the wheel and not to give up courage.
On 16 January 2018, we may rejoice in an exact sextile between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.
A successful day! Because of these favorable planetary forces there are favorable financial developments and progress in social life.
A wonderful day to start a project with a societal impact. This energy gives a strong urge to reform and improve. Take full advantage of these opportunities that are occurring today.
On 17 January 2018 there is a New Moon at 17º in the earthly realm of Capricorn.
The New Moon in Capricorn asks us to look at our goals and what we can do to achieve them. The New Moon in Capricorn is connected to Pluto and that shows the very strong energies of transformation in this period.
Capricorn wants to continue. However, unexpected circumstances on January 17, 18 and 19 2018 can cause delays. There may be economic challenges and unstable conditions.
In the run-up to the coming Lunar Eclipse of January 31, 2018, it is better to wait with any decision and stick to what is.
From January 21, 2018 the Sun travels through the airy kingdom of Aquarius.
A period of interaction, social involvement and discussions. The energies are focused on society, peace and harmony.
The rest of the month shows a volatile and assertive period.
In the period there might be information that brings clarification on something we have previously missed.
The red warrior Mars enters on 27 January 2018 the ardent realm of Sagittarius.
This vibrant, groundbreaking and adventurous energy of Mars in Sagittarius shows a favorable period to travel or for business opportunities abroad.
Mars remains in Sagittarius until March 17, 2018.
On 31 January 2018 there is a total Lunar Eclipse at 11º in the fiery realm of Leo.
This is also called a "Blue Moon" because it is the second Full Moon this month.
The Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo are facing each other. The Earth is in the middle.
The Moon is in the shadow of the Earth and gets no light from the Sun.
The theme of parenthood is current with this Lunar Eclipse.
The Moon is conjunct the northern Node in Leo and The Sun in Aquarius is conjunct the southern Node.
Relationships are perceived in a different light or encounters are of a karmic nature.
The Aquarius born from January 29 to February 2, or the Leo born from August 1 to 5 will experience this Lunar Eclipse most strongly.
In the personal natal chart you can see where changes will occur in the next three to six months, for this look at the Houses that fall on 1º Leo and Aquarius, also all planets, the Ascendant of MC at 10º to 14º degrees in Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio.
Read more about this special Lunar Eclipse under News on this website.
January 2018 is full of planetary possibilities to improve our lives, but only when the world is willing to make the right choices.
Wishing you all a special January 2018!