Jan 1 – 7th
Full Moon in Cancer
What to expect: Culminations
What to watch out for: Conflict
What will it affect? Family, career, creativity, unconditional love
The full moon is in Cancer on January 1st. There is a conflict between what we want to achieve and our family relationships. But this conflict now acts as a catalyst for bringing us to a new level. There is always a natural conflict that happens between our achievements and our family life. It seems something always needs to be sacrificed for the other. But at this Full Moon not only do we want it all and we CAN have it all.
The Moon is in the family and home sign of Cancer and is making helpful trines to both Neptune and Mars. This creates a grand water trine bringing in a deep connection to our intuition and emotions, to our self-confidence and boundaries and to something greater than ourselves.
The sun is always opposite the moon at the Full Moon and joining it this time are Venus and Pluto. What is now available to us is the ability to build enduring and stable relationships that will also be transformative. The Pluto energy allows us to rethink the structure and to make necessary adjustments. The Sun, Pluto and Venus also making a connection to Neptune and Mars in a mini grand trine. They draw to their practical transformative relationship energy, the energy of intuition, creativity and unconditional love. We can make sacrifices and are able to transcend the difficulties that may be inherent in those sacrifices. This is a Full Moon where career vs family sacrifices are redefined and found to be working and good.
Why? Full Moon at 11°Cancer, Sun Sextile Neptune, Venus Sextile Neptune
What to expect: Breaking Free
What to watch out for: Balancing Power
What will it affect? Money, investments, cycles of growth, direction
Between Jan 2 – 7th Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio will square Ceres and the North Node in Leo.
As Mars and Jupiter move together they create an excellent energy for business. Projects can get started. There is a focus on Scorpio energy, and so it’s also a good time for investments, loans and shared endeavours. There is a slight chance for overconfidence, but generally the Scorpio energy will have us investigate and research before taking action. We may be interested in managing our own portfolios, now made easier through the online banks or sites like Questtrade or investing in crypto-currencies may be attractive.
This energy then makes a square to Ceres and the North Node. Ceres at the North Node sets us in a new direction, a new cycle, a new form of leadership. But these two square Jupiter and Mars we will feel a strong impulse to breaking free. We are balancing our need for independent and full control with our need to rely on the powers that be. Many businesses like to bootstrap so that they maintain full control and greater personal returns. But they risk not getting off the ground or moving slowly due to not having enough capital. To go big, fast, we sometime need investors. By doing so, we may see our businesses and investment take off. But they will come with a cost: a loss of control and shareholder power. As Ceres and the North Node square Jupiter and Mars, we’ll be making these big decisions about how much to share and how much to control.
Vesta will also make a trine to Chiron, so we feel a sense of commitment, not just to our passions, but also to the greater good. If we are launching businesses they are likely to be the kind that make life easier for world, if we are making investments, we are likely to be focused on new and upcoming companies that do the same.
If you are launching anything, there are some Magical Stellar days this first week of January to do so. Check them out in the Free Introductory Business Timing Calendar.
Why? Jupiter Square Ceres, Mars Square North Node, Mars Square Transiting Ceres, Ceres Conjunction North Node, Mars Conjunction Transiting Jupiter, Chiron Trine Vesta
What to expect: Innovative ideas
What to watch out for: Fear and paralysis
What will it affect? Creative ideas, originality, inner fears
On January 6th Mercury will trine Uranus. Uranus moved direct on January 2nd and so its energy is full steam ahead. As these two meet up, we have breakthroughs in our thinking. Finally we are able to move forward with ideas and change initiatives. Our ideas are top notch. But though they may be a stroke of brilliance, Mercury will also make a square to Chiron; as we gain momentum on our new path of thinking, fear may come up. This is likely to result in a bit of indecisiveness or analysis paralysis. We lack trust in their brilliance and may begin to think that no one will be interested or even worse that our amazing ideas are stupid. At some point you need to stop brainstorming and living in the world of ideas and put it out there. Let the world tell you if it’s good or not. Don’t decide that for them. This is the time for the mantra “I will feel the fear and do it anyway”.
Be smart about it. Working with the energy of the planets can help to make your projects work better. Cross check your plans and make sure your timing is going to work with the Free Introductory 2018 Business Timing Planning Calendar.
Why? Uranus direct, Mercury Trine Uranus, Mercury Square Chiron