January 4th – Mercury enters into Capricorn
As Mercury leaves Sagittarius and enters into Capricorn, the first thing we might notice is our minds becoming more focused on the task at hand. And, less focused on the over-the-top dreams of last month. We also become more determined, less comical, more centered, and yes, a tad more prone to sulk.
Sometimes Capricorn can feel like an over-critical mom. Leaves us to think about all the things we’ve left undone or done less than perfectly. It also makes us feel more alone. Problem is, we tend to pull inward with Capricorn contacts, without even realizing it. So in truth, we are more alone, but likely at our own doing.
The best use of this very stabilizing energy is simply to try to focus on the details and do the work. Finish up old projects. Work on anything so detail oriented you’d normally bust a vein just thinking about it, because mental patience and perseverance you will have in abundance.
You’ll be a lot more “just the facts ma’am”. And a lot less “look at the butterflies”. So yeah, kind of good, kind of rough, just definitely denser.
January 5th – New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn
New Moons are always the best times for New Beginnings. When the New Moon also happens to occur in the sign of Capricorn, in a very near conjunction to Saturn (which is the ruler of Capricorn), chances are real good that business and even more business will be on your mind.
There’s also a slightly beneficial aspect being made to Neptune as well, which only adds more benefit to this New Moon… particularly where artists, psychics, writers, and all the creative beings amongst us are concerned. Granted, we might not feel as “floaty” and “inspired” and we normally do. But, we’ll be able to sell the dickens out of anything we’ve already produced, and/or are thinking of producing. PLUS…. we’ll be able to finish up all unfinished projects in short order.
This might also be a great time to start a new business, Full Moons always are. Yet with this one, when you add the stick-to-it quality of Saturn to the sheer determination to succeed, anything’s possible. Granted, you might have to work for what you get (Saturn is such a downer), but it just might become something great.
AND… if you’re thinking of starting up something that helps others, something like non-profits, charities, or really anything with scads of integrity, it’ll likely take off pretty quickly since Neptune is nothing if not on-board.
January 6th – Uranus goes Direct in the sign of Aries
Our planet of chaos and surprises is getting ready to smack us all right up side the head. Yep! HE’S AWAKE! Only partially kidding.
Yet, since Uranus has been trying to get us to make some pretty major changes since he turned retrograde back in early August, he’s getting really tired of asking. Sure, we’ve done some of the work. Still there’s some things we’ve likely done only in our minds. You know, trying to at least appease the beast. Pretending to at least be thinking about it.
Well today, he’s all fired up in the very enthusiastic sign of “TRY ME” Aries. So yeah, there’s that. Here’s the thing: this could be a great time, particularly if you started that new business yesterday. OR, if you’re fully prepared to move forward with all of your half-starts left laying about for the last 5 or so months.
The only thing I know for sure is that you should expect change today. In truth, you should expect change for the next several days… maybe weeks… who knows, maybe a month. Uranus hates to give us forewarning. So he could make quick work of some things while taking us entirely by surprise next month with a sweeping change we thought the need had passed for. Or we’d hidden from him (hahaha)!
Our energy will return though. Our zest for life and just the living of it will also rebound. We’ll jump right back in wherever we left off, and we’ll just go for it. ONLY CAUTION IS, do try to think before you say, do, or jump from anything. Look around. Survey your surroundings. Then proceed. Provided, of course, you’re given the option of one second of a thought.
Crazy beast that Uranus is. Aries only lights his tail.
January 7th – Venus enters Sagittarius
Today we find our planet of love and socializing moving into ever popular Sagittarius. Sagittarius likes growth and more of everything. Venus is usually on-board with all of the above… well, provided it’s pretty.
I’ve never met a Sagittarius who couldn’t talk to anyone about anything. They seem to be well-versed in a variety of topics. Which works out perfectly since Venus loves entertaining, perfectly, of course. Thus, go on interviews, give speeches, host functions, and by all means, spread your beautiful self around. We’ll all be feeling “quite fine” right about now.
Plus, we still have Mercury in Capricorn, which likely makes us sound intelligent to boot. It also could curb Sagittarius’ pension for saying every little darn thing on their mind (sigh). I guess it’ll depend upon whether you’re in your lavish mood or the more sulky “everybody picks on me” Saturn mood brought about recently. Could be a hard call.
Just remember, nothing spoils a pitch-in more than your sharp, albeit entirely accurate critiques of Boss Bob’s string of late night dinner meetings with new Siren Secretary Stacy. Just saying… maybe watch yourself ‘lest you blurt out all the right things at all the wrong times.
Otherwise, if you play superficially (which Venus and Sagittarius both so love to do) in the love, work, and social pools, there are large gains to be had. So sparkle, baby.
January 13th – Jupiter in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces
This little transit can get tricky real quick. Jupiter wants to grow. He also likes generous, benevolent actions, as does Sagittarius, Neptune and Pisces. Problem is, this is a square (tension) aspect.
Meaning, you might be trying to promote the business idea you came up with about a week back, and suddenly everyone wants you to “prove” or “demonstrate” how your “Fight for the Flounders” crusade is actually do-able. Wanting to also know whether the flounders themselves even want to be fought for. Are there too few flounders? Are the flounders sad? And how exactly do you plan to rescue, preserve, and make the sad flounders happy? You get it.
Why all the downers, right?
There’s also another possibility. This possibility could be rather harsh too in that it has you tossing your cash, energy, and brain power at someone who appears to need saving, but in reality, is only looking for attention, followers, or cash. Hence, those darned flounders (ha).
Anyway, it’s a time of reality versus vision. Honesty versus being swindled. Tough time. But it’ll definitely firm up your business outline afterwards.
January 18th – Venus in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries
Now here’s a really nice transit. We have the planet of love playing friendly with the planet of energy, assertiveness, and sex. Two thumbs up for sure. You’ll likely use the energy involved with this aspect in one of two ways, or hopefully, both ways.
First, you can plead your case or your cause to anyone. Likely you’ll get exactly what you want today. You won’t offend (thanks to Venus) even when asking direct questions (Mars). Therefore, progress is almost assured. Although, if you do hear a rebuttal don’t go all Sagittarius on them and list off all of their incredibly observable shortcomings. NO. Just thank them, walk away, and leave the door open for another day.
Secondly, you’ll almost definitely want some frisky in your Wheaties right about now. Chances are, since you’re all charming and suave, you’re also likely to get precisely what you’re in need of. So put on the Marvin Gaye and do your thing girl.
Good day to go after precisely what you want.
January 20th – Sun enters Aquarius
As our life giver, the Sun, enters into breezy and somewhat detached Aquarius, we’ll all begin to feel slightly removed from any emotional entanglements. We’ll need some space, along with the freedom required, to make up our minds about pretty much of anything. We want to step out of our lives for a minute and just observe. Likely we’ll just take the time if it’s not offered up politely.
Our attention will be focused mainly on long-term solutions, likely in relation to our business affiliations. Aquarius are smart, mental people who like vision, future-oriented ideas, and tons of room to move around in. Therefore, if you began that new business and ran up against some obstacles a few days back, this is the day you’ll begin to find bigger, better, and more advanced solutions in order to move things forward.
You won’t be stopped. You won’t be altered. You will find your way through. Also, since Aquarius is a social sign, you’ll present all of your ideas very proficiently. You may even appear far smarter than you actually are. But who cares, as long as you can get back to doing something that matters to you.
Too, group projects are encouraged. Yes, you might want to work in your own space. But, you’ll still find the room and the wisdom in operating for the good of many, who in turn, leave many operating for the good of you.
January 20th – Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces
Generally speaking, this aspect is rather pleasant. It’s a dreamy, romantic, let’s light the candles and play soft music while stroking each others hair kind of thing. It’s a relatively soft, spacey, playful type of energy.
However, it is a square, and those always have a hidden side when provoked. In this case that might mean you end up expecting your significant other to become a white knight with the horse, sword, shield, and all… and, on the double. Meaning, someone could fail to meet up to your expectations. So don’t do that.
Other thing is, some relationships could actually end during this transit. Now, that’s not the normal. So if it happens in yours, it was long overdue and this was just the final strike of the match. In other words, you had to know.
Mostly, it’s a laid-back, think pretty things kind of transit. I think I’ll rent a movie and drift. Awe…… perfection!
January 20th (Pacific) January 21st (Eastern) – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo
Full Moons always mean Full Emotions. During Eclipses we can expect that to about quadruple. PLUS… last longer. YAY for that, right?
So here’s the thing, when in Leo, we’ll all want to be petted and appreciated. We’ll also all want to be heard. Problem is, so does every other dang body. I mean what the heck? Hence, hurt feelings and pounced upon paws are likely.
Also, since this Full Moon is in a square aspect to Uranus, apple carts could be overturned in a heartbeat. Expect then to feel anxious, edgy, untended to, bored, and more than a tad unhappy about it all. Total rebellion is absolutely not out of the equation either. So watch your self-righteous self!
Things could get very unpredictable today. Moods rise, fall, and then twist sideways. Patience is thin. Routines are out. All you really know is that you’re not getting enough of anything good and you want change… NOW!
Obviously, this is NOT the best day to end a relationship unless it’s been working on ending for quite some time. Realize that sudden outbursts, jangled nerves, and hurt feelings are plentiful for everyone, including your sweet little sweetie!
YES… there could be progress, simply because Uranus is so unpredictable that he might throw all blessings your way this go-round. AND… Uranus likes new, different, and living life. So who knows… no one knows.
The only certainty is that the ball will veer rapidly up then down today. Try your best to ride the tide, keep your pouty little lips closed, and as always, head held securely between the knees is always the safest position. YIKES! Hope it turns out good (she said almost entirely sarcastically).
January 21st – Mars in Aries squares Saturn in Capricorn
So now what! We find our planet of “nerves bundled far too tightly” arguing with the planet of our worst critic (Saturn). Exhausting really!
The good news is this; if you can focus on one project and bring it to fruition, you could achieve major results.
The bad news is this; you likely won’t. You could. But you’ll be far more inclined to throw everything up against the wall to see if any of it sticks. If it doesn’t, you’ll throw more stuff. Until you manage to get on someone’s last nerve and the critiquing begins. Then the torment begins.
Obviously, it’s really NOT the day to ask for a raise, apply for a job, or in truth, do anything but put your tiny little face into your tiny little cubicle and focus on the job at hand. Still, even then, someone, who knows, maybe even you, decides you’re doing a horrible job just breathing and ends up word-shredding your dignity all over the place.
Tough day to be you… or me… or anyone else taking in oxygen.
I’ve got an idea, perhaps it’s the perfect time for renting another movie. I do so love movies, indoors, alone time, and quiet. Although I do tend to scold myself rather harshly far too often for my liking… so I’ll need to give myself a good talking to before today. Fingers crossed it works out for all of us. UGH!
January 22nd – Venus in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter also in Sagittarius
YAY… and double YAY. This is a great, great transit. We deserve this. We find the two most beneficial planets sitting on top of one another. If you have your natal chart figure out what house this happens in and expect growth and abundance in that area of your life.
But, even if you don’t have your chart, know this brings pleasant moods, improved relationships at work, home, and play, and often, more money. Sometimes advancements, job placements, and all sorts of delicious goodies come our way when these two are hugging.
My best guess is, we’ve paid some serious dues over the last few days. We’ve argued, cried, and likely stretched our last nerve all of of proportion. So today the Universal Gods smiled down on us and said, “let there be light, parties, food, festivities, and merriment for all”.
So go apply, try, make-up, make-out, and do absolutely groovy things today. It’s a great day. OH… and buy one lottery ticket. If you’re going to win one is enough. And yes, it’s entirely possible. But this only lasts for one day, so make it count.
January 23rd/24th – Mercury enters Aquarius
Mercury leaves somber Capricorn and enters into expansive Aquarius. What this will likely having all of us doing is observing the progress we’ve made so far this month. First evaluating it, then perfecting it. THEN… moving on to dream of new and bigger projects.
Aquarius stabilizes our mind while also ushering in a great deal of optimism. We also become fluent on most topics, so writing and speaking are highlighted. We feel positive, outgoing, less emotional, and far more in the drivers seat right now.
This is the perfect day to think big and actually figure out how to make it all come together. We can see the big picture much more clearly now.
We have about a month of this, so make it work for you.
January 25th – Mars in Aries trines Jupiter in Sagittarius
Another great day. Our energy planet unites nicely with our planet of growth, optimism, and spirituality. You’ll feel excellent. You’ll feel healthy. Your muscles are likely coming along quite nicely my dear, thanks to Mr. Mars.
Therefore, it’s the perfect day to promote yourself. Ask for the raise, the promotion, the loan, the marriage. Ask for whatever it is you want. You have brawn, brains, and beauty all on your side today… along with the planet who knows just how to ask for more of everything, please. So ask.
Many people think of this as a lucky day, and maybe it is. I tend to think of it as a day where you have a broader vision of the overall picture. You see the strengths and the weaknesses. Too, today you have the willingness and ability to perfect the plan. So luck? Maybe. Objective insight? Definitely.
It’s a good day for any project, be it personal or business. It’s simply a good day.
January 31st – Saturn in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces
This is not a big transit, but it’s a nice one to end the month on. what we have is our planet of duty and obligation, in the sign of duty and obligation, providing us the “opportunity” to make progress with anything worthwhile (Neptune) and hopefully, somewhat creative (Pisces).
It’s not a totally light day. Rather, it’s the perfect balance of altruistic and realistic. It’s a blend of heavy and sweet, determined and inspired, dutiful yet beneficial. It’s a day where if you make any effort to further along anything truly important to you, especially if it’s pleasing to others as well, you can make some serious headway.
You have balance right now. You have the desire to build something great, along with the tools to do just that. So get on with it!
Have a Great Month
Have a Great New Year