Aries - January 2018
Greetings, lovely rams and lambs! Stepping into 2018 is, of course, all about the new, and there’s nothing you like better than a fresh project to get your teeth into! With Mercury lingering in your house of travel and study for the first eleven days of January, your desire to mix with interesting and diverse groups of people who can really offer you a different perspective on your life, will be very strong. This urge could take you to a new country, into a social media group with alternative views on religion or spirituality, or propel you into a new course of study. Broaden your horizons and you will be amazed by what you see! Mercury and Uranus in trine here until the 10th is also a fantastic combination of energies for psychic work and beginning projects which involve scientific research or humanitarian concerns.
The Sun will spend the days up to the 20th in your career zone, a marvellous period for showcasing your talents and letting the big bosses in your work place know that you’ve arrived! You may find yourself dealing with roles of responsibility and leadership now, and you will be called upon on more than one occasion to guide others through difficult situations. The new Moon of the 17th conjuncts Venus and is especially favourable for creating a new public image or working on career-defining creative ventures. Authority figures will be more prominent when the Sun conjuncts Saturn between the 1st and 17th, and you may have a dispute with your father, which is likely to centre around personal freedom. Take care around the 9th to 15th especially, Uranus in square with the Sun and Venus could create conflicts with business partners over financial investments, artistic ideas or difficult clients. Rams with a birthday between the 12th and 18th of April will find this a particularly stressful period as Uranus hovers over your natal Sun.
January is a month of two full Moons, the first of which will illuminate your domestic zone on the 2nd. A complex array of connections here will bring your focus firmly to family life during the first week of the month. With Neptune and Mars linking together, if you are meeting up with loved ones to celebrate the new year, this will be a memory time for you, in which an event or comment will take you back to events in your childhood. Healing is also high on the agenda, hence if you have unresolved feelings relating to family rifts or hurts, it’s time to rise to the challenge of forgiving and moving forward. It’s also a wonderful time for having a clear out at home or paying attention to property renovations, or possibly for moving house. Whatever is going on in your life, this transit contains an element of putting the past behind you in your family world.
Our second new Moon is especially poignant as it is also the first lunar eclipse of 2018. It will shine in your house of love and leisure on the 31st and send you into reflections on what really makes you happy and how you need to be focussing on your own wants. Love affairs or old hobbies could end now, in part because you will be more concerned with what you do and don’t want. It’s Mars’s turn to square up to the nodes during the days of the 1st to 8th, and your love life will be intense and passionate, emotions which by their all-consuming nature inevitably tend to lead to obsessive and jealous behaviour. Keep those feelings constructive! Have a wonderful month!