Well Hello World! We are off to a kicking start for 2018. Energies are flowing and we are feeling good! At least the is the feedback I am getting from my clients and am experiencing for myself. I hope the new year is treating you just as well!
Here is the weekly rundown of the astrology for the week ahead. We have some really lovely energy this week so keep reading to see how you can harness that energy to work for you in your own life!
Monday January 15 ~ What’s going on today: Jupiter trine Pluto is exact on Monday but this gets reactivated again next week when Mercury acts as a trigger by conjoining Pluto and making a trine to Jupiter.
What it means: This is a signature for power and we have the opportunity in our personal lives to harness our own power. Ideally this is done with wisdom and generosity although we will probably see examples in other places on the spectrum play out over the next week or so in public both through our jobs and in the media. Taking a leadership role is supported by this energy so it is time to take charge! If other people are on a power trip consider that while there is potential for confrontation it is also better to choose your battles wisely.
Questions to ask yourself: How can I step into my personal power more strongly? What areas of my own life do I need to take control of at this time?
Tuesday January 16 ~ What’s going on today: New Moon 27 degrees Capricorn
What it means: New moons contain an amazing infusion of positive energy. Where it falls in your personal chart determines the area in which you feel it most strongly in your own life. Generally the sign of Capricorn is about setting goals and taking action to make them into reality. We can use this new moon to reinvigorate our resolutions for the year. If you did not make any resolutions perhaps it is time to sit down and write out your goals for the week, the month, the year. If we do not plan we probably will not make it happen. Take advantage of this energy and use it to give you a positive push toward creating the magical life you truly desire.
Questions to ask yourself: What are my goals and what am I doing to achieve them? What area of my life needs structure and direction? What can I do today to help set myself up for a successful week, month and year ahead?
Wednesday January 17 ~ What’s going on today: Venus ingress Aquarius
What it means: Most people who are familiar with astrology have strong feelings about Venus in Aquarius. Many of them strongly oppose this placement. I am on the other side of this debate. I have Venus in Aquarius, many of my friends and family also have Venus in Aquarius, and it can be lovely, but there is a catch. Venus is Aquarius is not very comfortable showing affection. In fact, if someone with Venus in Aquarius likes you they will more likely completely ignore you than talk to you. It’s quirky, I know. But the truth is that we have the chance to develop relationships based on intellect, conversation, interests and causes instead of on how we feel. There is a place for feelings but if we can create relationships based on these broader interests then they are more likely to last. Creating relationships solely on attraction creates a situation where what we are attracted to over time might change, or we might meet someone else who is similarly attractive, and the relationship might falter. But if we create relationships because we love how someone’s mind works, because we share an interest in playing the ukulele together, because we have enlightening and interesting conversations on many topics, because we both enjoy trying new ethnic recipes, then those shared interests keep the relationship dynamic.
Questions to ask yourself: How can I explore my relationships from my mind instead of from my feelings? How can I show someone I care that is unique? Do I have a wide variety of people in my life or all they all similar … and then is that a good thing for me?
Thursday January 18 ~ What’s going on today: not a lot
It’s not an active day from an astrological perspective but we can continue working on the themes from earlier this week: leadership, power, goals, actions, relationship.
Friday January 18 ~ What’s going on today: Mercury sextile Neptune and sun enters Aquarius
What it means: With Mercury sextile Neptune there is a dreamy quality to today and it is a wonderful day to do manifestation work. Creating a vision board or imagining your life with your goals accomplished are great activities for today. There is also a musical quality to this energy where I imagine the world as musical theater today. So if you feel like breaking into song go right ahead! It fits the energy and I doubt anyone will wonder too much about what you are doing!
With the sun entering the sign of Aquarius we start a new zodiacal month. Aquarius is associated with innovation, inventions, humanitarian causes, revolutions and rebellions, among other things. People with the sun in Aquarius are often seen as aloof but how I like to explain it is that there is so much going on inside an Aquarians head that they often forget to pay attention to the here and now right in front of them. Aquarius is also a fixed sign so look expect to see people behaving a little more stubborn than usual with two planets (the sun and Venus) now in Aquarius.
Questions to ask yourself: How can I renovate my own life so it is more original and more authentically me? Is there something in my own life that I am rebelling against … and if so how can I finally overcome? Am I being stubborn because I am right or because I hate being wrong?
Saturday January 20 and Sunday January 21 ~ What’s going on these days: not a lot
Both Saturday and Sunday are quiet days astrologically but this gives us the chance to catch up with all this energy! Things have changed enormously in the past month or so from an energetic perspective so now we can work on harnessing this energy in a positive way in our lives. Again the themes for week are power, leadership, goals, actions, relationships and originality.
What are you working on this week? I would love to hear about it!
The full moon in Capricorn occurs on Saturday June 8 at 10:06 PM here in the mountain time zone. This full moon is tightly conjunct Pluto in Capricorn so it is highlighting issues surrounding power, business, politics, structure, and the idea of hierarchy. Who is in charge after all? Money is power … are we letting money control our lives? Are we consciously making decisions for ourselves or are we letting our subconscious urges push us in certain directions? Under this full moon it is a good time to look within and face our shadow. Are we afraid? What are we going to do about it? Harnessing our personal power and claiming responsibility for our own lives are the key to freeing ourselves from unhealthy patterns.
The Sabian Symbol for the full moon at 18 degrees Capricorn is “The Union Jack Flies From A British Warship”. This symbol certainly seems to echo the theme of power. Historically Great Britain would police the seas with their warships to provide protection. This is an example of how we use the potential of violence in order to maintain order in our culture. Is this being used appropriately? Are those in power using their power wisely and justly? Or is power being abused to further aims that do not reflect the good of the whole? I think many see corruption in our current system and this full moon will highlight any abuse of power so look for the in the media. I expect this full moon to be a precursor to the major solar eclipse happening next month on August 21 so this full moon is just the beginning.
In our personal lives we can deal with this full moon my addressing issues of control and power within our own lives. Are you a control freak? Can you let go of that need? Using the weeks following the full moon to “let go” is a perfect use of the lunar cycle. So letting go of control, of fears, of power struggles … this is the time to address these things in our lives.
Depending on where the full moon falls in your natal chart you may feel this full moon highlighting a certain area of your life. For example the full moon falls in my 4th house of home, not only my physical home but also my inner world and psychology, so issues surrounding my home and family may arise, or I may do some soul searching regarding shadow issues. Choosing to set an intention at this time to better handle this area of life in some way is a great way to use this energy. For example I may renew my commitment to meditation and spend some extra time meditating about what might be holding me back internally from fully being the person I see myself being.
Stay calm, reflect upon power and control instead of finding yourself in the midst of a huge power struggle. Of course if you are interested in standing up for a belief you have and showing your support publicly go right ahead. Standing up for the little guy is going to continue to be a theme this summer. Just remember to use that power wisely!
And Happy Full Moon!
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