Aquarius - January 2018
Greetings, Aquarius! The Sun is having some quiet time in your house of secrets for the first three weeks in January, so your 2018 really needs to start with some rest and relaxation! It could be a time of low energy levels as you battle to get back on track after the festive period, therefore the key is not to try too hard. Be kind to your body and don’t push yourself too far. Saturn has also arrived in this part of your chart now, where he will join Pluto and Lilith for the foreseeable future. These are some heavy and intense influences, and an important lesson to learn with all this concentrated energy is to face your fears head on, and work through those past feelings of hurt in order that you can step forward with confidence. The new Moon of the 17th is especially good for calming your mind with some meditation, or working on your psychic and spiritual development.
Neptune is moving steadily forward in your money sector this month, and you need to keep an eye on those finances. Neptune is a creative and generous planet, but there is little practicality about him, so whilst it is wonderful to want to spread your wealth around and help those who need it, you also need to take care of yourself and pay your bills! He can also blur the boundaries between what’s yours and what belongs to others, so tread carefully around lending and borrowing with regard to money and possessions. Neptune does form a very optimistic trine with the full Moon of the 2nd, an indication of a new job which will bring in some more money for you. A sextile with Mercury during the days of the 16th to 25th creates some fabulous energy for creative writing and research, or working with people in hospital, prison or with mental health issues.
January hosts our first lunar eclipse of 2018, and this is a rather special event which will take place in your house of relationships on the 31st. New relationships which began last summer when the solar eclipse arose, will reach a crucial crossroads now, and it will be time to decide whether or not to take things to the next level. It can be a time for moving on from a partnership which is not working for you, and this won’t necessarily be a love partner, it could be a very close friend or someone with whom you have a business relationship. At the same time, Venus moving into your sign on the 27th will send thoughts of love and romance into your head, and it will become extra important to you as we move into February that you have someone around to share your experiences. So if you’re feeling like meeting someone in the new year, it’s a wonderful time to turn over that new leaf and get out into the world.
Finally in January, watch out for some fantastic career opportunities as Mars storms through your career sector until the 26th. You will be feeling determined and dynamic in going for that promotion or pay rise, and competitive atmospheres around you will simply spur you on to greater success. Just take care when Mars crosses the Moon’s nodes, there could be more disputes with superiors, and colleagues may be riled by your brutally honest approach! Mars and Jupiter in conjunction from the 1st to 22nd is more positive, it’s a very lucky period for obtaining a new and more influential position in your work, or for training, teaching and learning. Have a wonderful month!