NEW YEAR Jan 1, 2018 begins with a Full Moon 11˚38 Cancer, (Wolf Moon) at 9:24p. January ends with a Full Moon. called a blue moon, coined whenever there are two full months in one month. As a result, February won't have one! The energy associated with this particular Full Moon in Cancer is extremely warm and cozy indicating the desire to be at home with family and friends rather than out and about. Given the prevailing cold weather throughout most of Northern USA, it would seem more than likely that many more people will stick close to home New Years eve.
The Full (Blue)Moon on January 31 will be in the fire sign of Leo calling for a party! Aquarius is ruled by Uranus which presides over electricity and quick change so we might expect to see some level of excitement. This is an excellent time for completing projects or wrapping up something significant. Full Moons are also times of exits and endings.
Sun and Venus in Capricorn will move into alignment with Pluto on January 9. This is quite powerful as it provides insight into future goals, and a peek into long range plans, as long as we stay focused and put our best foot forward. Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio bring passion and sexual energy into play. This is a power booster for manifestions. To further impact the next couple of weeks, Pluto and Jupiter will align on January 15 showing us what to look forward to for most of the year while Jupiter transists the sign of Scorpio (ruled by Pluto). We might expect to see structures dismantled and hidden layers of information revealed. Pluto covers areas of obsessions, manipulation and corruption. Jupiter covers the realm of expansion and opportunity. Grab your popcorn and a good front row seat!
SATURNhas moved back home into the realm of Capricorn. The focus turns towards downsizing, simplifying and organizing. The attention is more on government, big business, duty responsibility, corporations and institutions some of which may be operating with a hidden agenda, buried secrets or social neglect, which will slowly be revealed with the assistance of Jupiter (blessings) in Scorpio (mysteries).
Big changes loom in the boardrooms around the world. It would be advisable to follow your intuition rather than your broker in the coming months, when investments may take an unexpected turn as corporate America will need to answer the door to karma.
PLUTO is furthering dramatic changes during his lengthy stay in Capricorn (the sign ruled by Saturn). The prevailing shifts aid in leveling the playing field in order to rebuild more solid structures, those that more readily align with current societal norms. The Status quo will begin to shift dramatically, or those facets of society that no longer serve the evolution of the collective journey. Unlike Saturn's dutiful coaching to strengthen foundations, Pluto wants to start over. What this means for each of us is indicated by where it lands in the natal chart.
JUPITER will be in the sign ofScorpio, ruled by Pluto for the next year. Follow any news feed and you'll see just how quickly and efficiently Jupiter is dredging up underworld secrets thought to be safely hidden away. It has been 12 years since Jupiter was last in this sign. Where were you in 2005-6? This may open a Pandora's box for some who will have to account for actions, while others will be freed from long standing bondage. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and presides over sex, addictions, power, control, manipulation and death. What is revealed over this next year will inevitably be of benefit in the long run.
CHIRON in Pisces indicates a wound that needs to be healed. We don't have to look much further than the current global situation which mirrors our personal path, our actions, health and well-being. Chiron, deals with all aspects of health and disease and how they impact or block us from progress. It has an unusual orbit and is believed, esoterically speaking, to be the "rainbow bridge" between Saturn (structures, restrictions, duty) and Uranus (freedom, rebellion, change). In other words, we must heal the wound, to cross the bridge to freedom. We will never be truly free as long as we rely on others first to keep us safe and healthy. While venturing through the sign of Pisces, we take a deeper look at the affect of co-dependency holding us bondage in situations and relationships.
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac making up a lunar month. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time right after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign in sequential order. These periods can last for seconds, minutes or even a day or two. During the periods when there is a Void of Course Moon, we can feel scattered, disconnected and without direction. It is generally best to avoid important decisions, signing documents or beginning new projects and better to stick to routine.
VOID OF COURSE MOONS FOR JANUARY 2018
Sign Moon Enters After Void
Date Void Begins
Date Void Ends
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.