January 2018

A busy astro month with great surges of confidence and a few challenges ends on a Lunar Eclipse. Not a dull moment.

It kicks off with a Full Moon in Cancer on the 2nd picking up dreamy Neptune, so indecision will be rife. The Mars Jupiter in Scorpio combo on the 7th will bring a sparkle of vitality, positive thinking and utter determination to bear on new projects. Mars Jupiter is the ideal combination for childbirth, so good for any new beginnings. The Jupiter sextile to the Sun next day will keep morale high though Pluto picking up Mars and then the Sun hints that unrelenting perseverance will be in order for a few days. Fortune will definitely favour the brave and those of a bulldozer mentality. Though a degree of flexibility will also be needed with Uranus not far behind springing sudden surprises around the 14th

Capricorn, a workaholic, ambitious sign houses the Sun, Mercury and Venus, as well as Saturn and Pluto and will reach a crescendo with the New Moon on the 17th – so single-minded focus will be demanded for best results. The Jupiter Pluto sextile on the 16th will be just what is needed to help create your own luck.

Then Venus moves out of sophisticated Capricorn into wild-hippy, friendly Aquarius for a lighter hearted mood on the 18th and is joined two days later by the Sun. A time to network, be engaged in group and team activities and sort out longer-term plans. Mars also shifts gear out of intense and vengeful Scorpio on the 26th, moving into crusading, outspoken, adventurous Sagittarius

On the final day of the month the Lunar Eclipse, which is an especially powerful Full Moon in Leo will bring a mood of anticipation with the winds of change blowing. Finding a balance between personal desires for glory and attention, and the fulfilling friends and society’s needs selflessly will be crucial.


2: Full Moon in Cancer – pulled in two directions

Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces – vague, kind, drifting along.

Uranus goes direct – more energy for change.

3: Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune – romantic, dreamy, sympathetic, creative.

6: Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus – bright ideas, stimulating encounters.

7: Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio – dynamic energy plus luck in the sign of the miracle-maker means anything can be achieved.

8: Sun sextile Jupiter – lucky, confident.

Venus trine Jupiter – frivolous, extravagant, sociable

Mars trine Pluto – put your shoulder to the wheel and push hard.

9: Sun conjunct Venus – charming, flirtatious, sociable

Venus conjunct Pluto – persuasive, sexy, charismatic

Sun conjunct Pluto – change is possible though only through considerable effort.

Venus sextile Mars – passionately enthusiastic.

10: Sun sextile Mars – go-ahead, not taking no for an answer.

11: Mercury into Capricorn till 31st – sensible, want practical outcomes to discussions.

13: Mercury conjunct Saturn – serious, negative, seeing flaws.

Venus square Uranus – flirtatious, want freedom romantically.

14: Sun square Uranus – unexpected surprises, no one wants to compromise.

16: Jupiter sextile Pluto – turning thoughts into things, making your own luck.

17: New Moon in Capricorn – new beginnings.

18: Venus into Aquarius till 10 February – friendly, want lovers to be pals and the freedom to keep your own friends.

20: Mercury sextile Neptune – kind, dreamy, vague

Sun into Aquarius for four weeks – chatty, outspoken, keen on new ideas, friendly.

24: Mercury conjunct Pluto – stubborn, deep-thinking, negative.

25: Mercury sextile Jupiter – positive thinking, good communications.

26: Mars into Sagittarius till March 17th – want to travel, find more excitement, outspoken, crusading to get opinions across.

28: Mercury square Uranus – inspired ideas, overly honest, short attention span.

31: Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Leo – need to make adjustments.

Mercury into Aquarius till February 18th – interested in new ideas, friendly, outspoken.


Jupiter in Scorpio from October 11 2017 till early November 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal. Also shining a light on sexuality.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Into Capricorn from December 20th till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into Taurus for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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