Your Handy Astro Facts:The first Full Moon (11° Cancer) is on 1/1 at 9:24p, the New Moon (29° Capricorn) is on 1/16 at 9:17p, and the second Full Moon (11° Leo) is on 1/31 at 8:27a with a Total Lunar Eclipse. Uranus turns direct on 1/2 at 24° Aries, Venus enters Aquarius on 1/17 (thru 2/10). The Sun enters Aquarius on 1/19 at 10:10p, Mars enters Sagittarius on 1/26 (thru 3/17) and Mercury enters Capricorn on 1/31. Unless noted all times are ET. Read January’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
IMAGE NOTE: This painting of one of Capricorn’s symbols -The Sea Goat is by artist Heni Sandoval, my sister. Some of you may recall seeing it before and I couldn’t resist using it again because it is so delightful and because Heni gave me a large print of it for Christmas – lucky me. So I thought I’d share it again for all you Capricorns out there. Enjoy! You can find more of her art at Heni Sandoval – Color and Light and purchase it at her ETSY site.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Happy Birthday Sea Goats! 2018 is a very significant year for you! Your ruling planet Saturn is in his own sign of Capricorn for the first time in 30 years. Saturn is Lord of Time and Master of the Material Plane, and when he travels in Capricorn he reminds you that you only have a limited time in this world, so you’d better get busy and be productive! For young Cappies, it’s time to look ahead to structures you want to create in your life and for mature Caps, it is the season to cement gains you’ve made and continue to plan for the next phase of your life. New Year’s Day is a good time to focus on these goals because Venus, the Sun and Pluto also travel in Capricorn giving you more sense of purpose as you plan. Especially Venus who is shedding grace on you through 1/17 – it’s the perfect time to ask for what you need! At the same time communicator Mercury is off in your dream-time zone so if you feel too spacey to focus, reach out for guidance. Both motivational Mars and mighty Jupiter are currently stationed in your networking connection zone (11th house), so friends and others in your community provide strong support. On 1/2 Wily Coyote Uranus turns direct on 1/2 in your home zone and re-awakens some challenging energy. One thing this means is that family members stay busy with their own agenda and are not likely to provide you much support. So it’s an even better idea to reach out to friends for advice and companionship. Neptune maintains his position in your mental/communication zone where his satellite dish beams in higher vibrations for you to access, but also adds to spaciness, so it’s important to stay grounded, like every good Capricorn should, or you’ll drift off into outer galaxies! The New Moon on 1/16 is in Capricorn, another excellent day to focus on your goals and set intentions for the next phase of your life.
*Couldn’t resist adding another Capricorn pic for the young Cappies out there
AQUARIUS January20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, 2018 begins on a powerful note for you! Muscular Mars is traveling with mighty Jupiter in your important career/outer world zone (10th house) bringing intense focus on your professional goals and your place in the world. Some of you are stepping up the ladder of success while others are ready to step off into new territory all together! Both Mars and Jupiter play well with Neptune and Chiron in your income zone so decisions you make affect your finances in positive ways especially when you use your Aquarius ability to see the big picture. Your ruling planet Uranus helps you now too. After 5 long months he turns direct on 1/2 in your mental/communication space so your antenna regain clearer reception after months of static. It becomes easier to make decisions and to get your ideas across better. Magnetic Venus enters Aquarius on 1/17 where she’ll be through 2/10 bringing her sparkle and shine to you! This is one of the best times all year to put yourself out there and ask for what you need – no one can refuse your sparkling self!
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, The New Year dawns with Venus, the Sun, Pluto and most importantly Saturn all traveling in your 11th house of networking connections. This makes 2018 one of the best years in decades to reach out to your circle of friends and other like minded community members for companionship as well as professional advice. It is also the time to set better boundaries with any friends or others in your community who do not share your values, (get rid of the suck-heads!). With both huge Jupiter and motivational Mars stationed in your higher mental territory, it’s an excellent year to travel and generally expand your knowledge base by experiencing different cultures and exposure to new ideas. Uranus maintains his position in your income zone and after 5 months of backward motion, turns direct on 1/2 helping you regain clarity around your finances. At the same time communicator Mercury travels in your outer world zone and has messages to transmit to Uranus helping you make enlightened decisions about your career which lead to a better income flow. Sounds pretty good!
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Aries, Saturn, Lord of the Material Plane, just entered your career, professional and outer world territory where he’ll be through 2020. On 1/1 Venus, the Sun and Pluto travel here too making 2018 the most significant year in decades for your career and your position in the world. For young lambs it’s time to look ahead and make smart decisions about career choices. For mature rams it’s important to make your stand in your professional life and perhaps consider a move to facilitate this process. Antenna tower Uranus maintains his position in Aries and after 5 months of reverse motion, turns direct on 1/2. This makes it easier to tune into better choices for yourself which seemed elusive earlier. Ruler Mars continues his travels in your 8th house of deeper relationship and shared resources. Mars connects with mighty Jupiter from 1/1 thru 1/10 pushing large themes, like soul contracts, and either strengthens or challenges your deepest commitments. The 8th house is the zone of procreation too, so if you are thinking of getting pregnant you’ve got cosmic assistance! This is the year to make decisions about who you are with and why. If you know your relationship (which includes business partners too) is solid and positive then strengthen it! If you have been in denial about a relationship that is not in your best interest, it’s time to muster up the courage to end it. Mars helps you!
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Bulls, 2018 is the year to focus on relationships across the board from love and marriage, to business partnerships and friendships too. In early January (1/1 thru 1/10) muscular Mars connects with huge Jupiter in your relationship zone (7th house). Jupiter is expanding your relationship dynamics and Mars pushes them even further. With Mars here most of the month (until 1/26) it will be hard to deny the status of important relationships in your life. If they are good, expect them to get better, but if they are stressed count on them to get worse. The main point is for you to get your head out of the grass and recognize what you need to do. Jupiter and Mars work well with Neptune in your networking connection/friends zone so if you need advice in this process reach out for guidance. Another important trend for this year involves Saturn who just entered your higher mind zone for the first time in 30 years. Saturn is calling on you to look at what you believe and why. If your beliefs support your higher values, great – make them even stronger. If you realize you hold beliefs which pull your vibration lower, it’s time to tear them down and build better ones. On 1/1 ruler Venus travels here too – her graceful energy helps you in this process. On 1/17 Venus enters Aquarius which rules your career/outer world zone, so focus on what you want your world to be like and her magnetism will attract it!
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, Work and relationships are the big themes for you in 2018. As the new year begins, ruler Mercury moves forward again in your relationship/partners zone while Venus, the Sun, Pluto and most significantly Saturn, all in Capricorn, are stationed in your deepest relationship space. Mercury’s station repeats messages from December about how important communication is to maintain good relationships. From 1/11 through 1/31 Mercury travels in Capricorn and joins the other Capricorn planets in your 8th house of deeper relationships – the soul contact territory. Saturn is stationed in this zone until 2020 urging (demanding!) you to acknowledge the importance of your close relationships and Mercury will bring Saturn’s message to your attention. Work issues are highlighted too, with muscular Mars connecting with huge Jupiter in your 6th house of work/job and daily agenda. Jupiter brings opportunity your way and Mars activates opportunities further. Pay special attention to possibilities opening up for you from 1/1 through 1/10. This is the zone of health patterns too. If you’ve been searching for ways to become healthier, look around and you’ll find them!
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Lunarians, 2018 begins on a Cancer Full Moon marking a shining year for you! This January 1st is one of the best times ever to make New Year’s resolutions and seriously stick to them. A good resolution would be to find more time to explore your creative side and another good one is to bring new and better structures to your relationships. From 1/1 through 1/10 Motivational Mars connects with huge Jupiter in your zone of creativity (5th house). This is the house of joyful experiences and is the realm of children too. Jupiter creates opportunities here and Mars brings more energy to the process – your creative powers have never been more evident! On New year’s Day Venus, the Sun, Pluto and most importantly Saturn all travel in your relationship space (7th house). Saturn just arrived here for the first time in 30 years and is requesting (commanding!) you to examine the structure of all your relationships from love and marriage to business partnerships. If the structure is positive, build an addition! If it is negative or soul sucking, Saturn demands that you tear it down to make room for better more supportive ones. Venus is here through 1/17, her graceful ways help you in this process.
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Regal Lions, The New Year begins on a Full Moon and ends with one too. The second Full Moon is in Leo on 1/31 with a Total Lunar Eclipse too, marking 2018 as an important year for you! New Year’s day finds Saturn, Venus, Pluto and your ruler the Sun all together in your 6th house of work. Saturn just arrived here for the first time in 3 decades with a request for you to look at the structure of your job and daily agenda. If you enjoy your work Saturn says to make sure you have all the components lined up for success, but if not, Saturn will slowly but surely box you in until you make necessary changes. This is the zone of health patterns too where Saturn applies the same concepts. Whether you live in a castle or camper your home space looms large this year too. Gigantic Jupiter resides in your home and family zone now, and Mars joins him in January making up-close and personal contact from 1/1 through 1/11. This powerful connection activates family dynamics and other activities around your home, like renovations, etc. Positively, this creates an excellent time to accomplish emotional repairs within the family unit and practical solutions to improve your homestead too. On the down-side this powerful Mars/Jupiter connection forces hidden agendas and less than stellar motivations to be revealed so they cannot be avoided! See Intro for details on the Leo Lunar Eclipse.
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Dear Virgo, Your headline for 2018 asks this question, “What is your next creative plan?” On New year’s Day Saturn, Venus, the Sun and Pluto all congregate in fellow earth sign Capricorn in your 5th house of creativity. Saturn just entered here for the first time in 30 years and he wants you to bring attention and focus to your creative drive. This is the zone of children too, so if you have kids or work with them, the same message applies. Venus is here until 1/17 helping soften the demands of Saturn while maintaining your ability to organize your thought process around it all. Thought process is another major theme for 2018 with mighty Jupiter stationed in your mental/communication zone (3rd house). Mars closely connects with Jupiter from 1/1 through 1/11 pushing Jupiter’s ability to make your mental capacity stronger and deeper. Ruler Mercury is in Sagittarius as the year begins, traveling in your home and family space. Mercury in Sagittarius can be distracting, so family members and others at home all too easily divert you from the focus you are trying to maintain. Mercury enters Capricorn on 1/11 (thru 1/31) which helps bring better organization skills back.
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, 2018 begins with ruler Venus in earthy Capricorn stationed in your home and family zone, where she gathers with the Sun, Pluto and most significantly Saturn. This congregation pulls you toward the comforts of home versus the demands of outside world. In other words, it’s going to be harder than usual to get back to work after the holidays! Saturn here for the first time in 30 years is on a mission to help (force!) you to go back to your earliest days to root out emotional structures which no longer serve you and replace them with better ones. If any of those beliefs planted long ago are around income dynamics, you’ve got help in shifting them. Mighty Jupiter is joined by motivational Mars in your income zone (2nd house) and Mars makes an important connection with Jupiter from 1/1 through 1/11. Jupiter represents opportunity and Mars activates, and they both send positive ripples to your job zone and your career territory. The point being, if you can release old assumptions placed there by your family’s view of life and how income must be earned, through sacrifice and struggle for example, then you will open up the possibility of income flow such as you’ve never seen before!
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Eagles, 2018 can be your year to soar higher than ever before! Mighty Jupiter creates opportunity and travels in Scorpio most of this year. In January, especially from 1/1 through 1/11 co-ruler Mars connects with Jupiter to activate opportunities in a powerful way! Communicator Mercury moves forward again in your income zone, and on 1/2 after 5 long months Uranus turns direct in your work/job zone. Mercury sends out good messages to Uranus on 1/27-28 which relate to your career too, so keep your sights high! On New Year’s Day Saturn, Venus, the Sun and ruler Pluto all travel in your mental/ communication zone (3rd house). Saturn just arrived here for the first time since 1988 and wants you to reorganize the way your brain works – how you think and communicate. Saturn will be stationed here through 2020 but right now with the help of Venus his demands are easier to handle. So tap into Jupiter’s powerful opportunities and accept Saturn’s restructuring request with grace and you’ll set the tone for a wonderful year!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, Communicator Mercury moves forward in Sagittarius again as the year begins, bringing uplifting messages your way. But 2018’s major theme focuses on finances for you. On New Year’s Day Saturn, Venus, the Sun and Pluto congregate in your 2nd house of money and resources. Saturn is here for the first time in 3 decades and through 2020 brings his restructuring energy to your income flow. Stern task master Saturn wants to know if you have been managing your finances well. If the answer is yes, Saturn rewards you with more ability to make and utilize the income you have. If the answer is “not so much”, then Saturn demands that you stop what you’ve been doing and restructure your approach to spending and saving, so that you will be on a better financial foundation – and Saturn does not take no for an answer! Sweet Venus’ presence here on 1/1 (thru 1/17) helps soothe this process and for those who have been managing well, she helps produce more! Ruler Jupiter maintains his position in your 12th house, the dream-time, misty zone for most of 2018, which means 2018 is the year to go within to connect with your highest spiritual guidance. Motivational Mars travels here too so it’s a good time to capture any down-time you can. On 1/26 Mars pops out of the misty void into Sagittarius where he’ll be through 3/17. Mars loves to be in Sagittarius and he’ll bring your energy level back to peak performance!