As we close the door on what was a perspective-shifting, reflective 2018, we open a bright, shining door to a brand new year, a fresh start, a chance to implement your new ways of thinking into a new routine. January is the perfect time to really start putting thoughts into actions and setting up for what will be a very exciting year.
Everything to do with your career, your success, and your purpose is brought to the forefront this month. That new year vibe has got you feeling and looking fresh, making for the perfect opportunity to communicate with your boss, your colleagues or potential business partners and start setting things up for the future. You may also feel like you're in more of a position to attract your right kind of love. You've got the power!
Venus (your ruling planet) enters Sagittarius this month, proposing that you dive deeper into the meaning behind your romantic relationships and the way you think about love and sex. Is sex a performance? A task? A bind between two souls? An outlet for frustration, desire, or connection? Whatever it is, this month is a great time unpack those emotions, and maybe try something new. Overall, this month is full of exciting new experiences and many memories to make.
That old cliché saying 'new year, new me' really comes into play for you this month Gemini. Your perspectives regarding your love life, intimacy, and outward success will be challenged and of foremost importance to you. Be wary of creating unnecessary friction or disruption of power between you and your other half.
January welcomes all Cancerians into the new year with a positive looking month. This may be a great time to tune back into your work-mode and start considering any new and exciting career ventures or ideas… the energy in your workplace will be a great space for cultivating this. You're also getting a clearer understanding of your connections to those around you, what they mean to you, and what you mean to them. Remember to avoid holding onto relationships if they do not serve you anymore.
With the turn of a new year, Leo's will find themselves placing importance on their daily routines, health and wellbeing, and concerns regarding home life. Maybe you overindulged during the festive season? Stick to those new years resolutions and integrate some healthy habits into your routine. Your romantic relationships are full of energy this month.
Financials in all senses will seem effortless this month, but be careful to not become too free-spirited with your spending. This year you have a great potential to uncover your creative expression and that which makes you, well, you! Spend some quality time with yourself this month, journaling and reflecting on what you believe you are here on this earth to accomplish.
Time spent with loved ones and around the house will be of great emotional benefit to you Libra. However, you may also find yourself magnetic to social groups and social settings. Communication with others takes an exciting, perspective-shifting turn. Health and financial wellbeing are great this month.
Full speed ahead Scorpio! January welcomes you into the new year with an active mind and a busy social schedule. Communication flows easily but relationships with those that are near and dear to you may have some friction. Compromise and a clear understanding of others will help you through any sticky situations this month. Financials are also great this month.
With many planets floating in your sign including lucky Jupiter, energetic Mars, and sensual Venus, your January will kick off the year full of excitement and possibility! Now more than ever you have the chance to use this boost of energy to set up career advancing, social boosting, spiritually and morally aligned projects and goals. The key is to tune in to your emotional self and make this a sanctuary. You may be feeling extremely sensual, but be wary of getting too fired up and creating power tension with your partner.
Now more than ever you have the energy and capacity to turn any new endeavors or projects into a reality. Capricorn's have the ability to put in the hard work to get where they want to be, but this process needs to include the mental, emotional work that drives your success. Why do you want to achieve this? What purpose does achieving this goal serve to your higher self? You'll feel like your in a comfortable position to make changes, both physically and emotionally throughout the month. Keep yourself active to avoid the restlessness.
Spend time outside this month Aquarius. Nature often provides you with your spiritual and emotional insights. The end of 2018 may have been super draining, so take this month to rest, recover and reflect. Your intuition is a powerful thing, and if you listen to it enough, you'll know exactly when to address certain issues with those around you.
If you've had any ongoing issues regarding your career or work over the past few months, then January 2019 will bring the perfect opportunity for you to work through it. Your personal style, aesthetic and social standing is good this month which is stemming from your unusual desire to develop a strong outward self. Get out there and make new connections, network, and express yourself in whatever way you see fit.
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November brings a great reminder for you, Cancer, to keep each aspect of your life in balance. Don’t worry if you feel like you’re bucking under the weight of everything. The new moon toward the end of the month is a great time for you to spend some time with yourself, and focus on what you love most.
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Change is as good as a holiday, they say! November is packed with good energy for you Leo. Celebrate, make experiences, maybe even pick up a new book or hobby you’ve been thinking about!
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It might be good to focus on your relationships this month Aquarius. The way you treat others and the way they treat you could hold some insightful lessons for you in regards to your emotional growth and career advancement.
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Use this month to break out of your routine and expand your perspective! A loved one or a new friend might give you a fresh perspective on something, trust your intuition during this time. You’ll find yourself motivated to get out there and say yes to things, embrace it Pisces!
Aries! This is a big month for your sociality and charm with others, opening up opportunities for personal growth. This month you will be supported in exciting career development. New business ideas may generate and you may find yourself communicating and working with others effectively to achieve this. Financials become important to you this month and so you may see it thrive. Passionate sexuality and romantic fun come into play toward the end of the month, especially for all you single Aries babes. This month is looking super positive for you, but make sure to take sufficient rest, look after your health, and not overindulge on food and drink.
This is a great month for action and progression Taurus! Career growth and success is more important to you than family and emotional matters, but you'll need to invest time with the right people in order to get to where you want to be. Family and emotions take a back seat this month, but love life prospects seem positive and supportive. You'll be inclined to focus on your health this month, so it might be a great opportunity to change your diet or cleanse.
Gemini, you may find the need to deeply consider the aspects of your career and work life, do you truly love what you are doing? Is there something that needs to change? Or maybe there's a creative project lurking in the background of your mind waiting to be put into action. Don't rush in to make any big changes yet, but use this month as a time to reflect. Toward the end of the month, you may begin to feel a little more clear about these issues, if any. By the end of the month you'll feel like letting loose and basically just being your best self.
Anything to do with home and family will be considered at some point in October. Maybe you've been thinking of a new-season-renovation or refresh, or maybe a relationship with a family member/flatmate/loved one needs to be addressed. Your communication with others is still going strong, so use this time to express your appreciation for someone who may not have heard it from you in a while! Toward the end of the month, you might be feeling a little more spiritually in tune with your higher self.
Leo babes are starting to look to the future and solidify the steps that will get them there. However, be sure that you are getting your point across the way that you intend it otherwise you may paint a picture of your public image that isn't exactly what you desire. Be wary of any family issues and avoid getting involved if it's possible. Regardless, your need to creatively express yourself shines through this month!
Virgo! This October you may find yourself considering your emotions and self-esteem and whether it is tied to the opinions of others. Wealth in any aspect of your life, whether it be money, people or possessions, may find its way to you. But don’t celebrate too soon, use your inherent skills in organizing and planning to make sure you're keeping balance. Toward the end of the month, you might want to spend the time feeding your creative side. Get to those emotional roots and you might learn something new about yourself.
Happy birthday to all you creative, diplomatic, beautiful Librians! You've got some fire in the belly when it comes to any creative or personally investing projects you're working on or thinking of starting. Use the high energy of October to consider what you want, and take the actions to get you there. Don't be afraid to stand your ground, particularly in relation to your career or work life. On the other hand, you may find yourself being of help or inspiration to others.
Dearest Scorpios will start their month off with reflection and contemplation. If you aren't feeling super clear about exactly what you want and what the actions you need to take, don't worry, your understanding about who you are and where you are going will come intuitively to you in time. You might find benefit in sharing your inner thoughts with others, it could give you the insight you need. Toward the end of the month, the sun will enter your charts and you'll feel like you're totally ready to make things happen.
Meditation, self-reflection and getting in touch with your subconscious mind may be of great assistance in the development of your emotional self and career this month. Your friend circle also becomes very important to you Sagi, so make sure you're setting aside the time to catch up with your nearest and dearest. You never know what might come of it! It's also a great time to focus on your mental and physical health.
You have a knack for setting goals and working towards them Capricorn, but don’t be afraid to take a step back every now and again to reassess how effective it is. Your career or public image may be areas in your life that are receiving a lot of attention. Is this attention directing you in the way you want it to? Now is the time to reflect and plan for the future. Despite your big focus on your career this month, love life will most likely be harmonious.
This month is all about opportunity for you Aquarius. Feed your intellect in any way you see fit, this is a great month to expand your perspective to influence the way you work or live. Think about your inner desires and whether they can be turned into financial opportunities. You might find that interactions with interesting people will ignite something exciting from within you.
Your imagination and intuition can often have strange ways of presenting itself to you. But this month it's important for you, Pisces, to listen to that intuition and be true to yourself. Your confidence is boosting now that your planet, Neptune, will stop its retrograde. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for advice, now is the time to look for inspiration in any form and feed it into your power or work.
We pause patiently in between two worlds, a position both uncomfortable and uncertain.
With one foot in the past and one foot in the present, the tension begins to mount.
Something’s gotta give.
Mars’ retrograde phase begins today, June 26th, and will be weaving its way backward through the zodiac until late August 2018. This retrograde sets the tone for the entirety of the summer: one of backward motion, imperfect movement, and at times total stillness.
Lack of forward motion for fiery, assertive, and action-oriented Mars can create considerable frustration and turbulence in our lives.
This retrograde will not be slowing down the pace of our lives, it is actually more likely to heat situations up in order for further re-evaluation, understanding, and exploration. The slowed down effect is one within ourselves, one we consciously choose to engage with.
If we can call upon a sense of calmness in times of chaos in order to see the big picture and not simply react out of sudden impulse or emotion, then we can utilize this retrogrades gift to its fullest.
Mars turned in on itself creates irritating inflammation internally. We’re more likely to suppresses our feelings of anger, our sex drive, and our action-taking. Be gentle with yourself and regularly seek out ways to externalize and validate any pent-up feelings. Boiling points will be reached, vicious words may be spoken.
Mars is a very forthright planet, needing a direct and active outlet for his energy to be used wisely, thus his inhibited movement can really irritate us on the emotional plane. Courage will be curbed. Action will be distorted. Energy levels will fluctuate.
Mars rules men, and with its retrograde (re-examining, re-evaluating), we can expect men from our past to likely to emerge into our thoughts or even our lives. For better or worse, there may be something in the material that these men represent that needs some strong re-examining.
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Mars Retrograde Questions:
What is my primal strategy for dealing with life when the going gets rough?
Can I make corrections to it, calm it, or make it useful without getting violent, defensive, or going off the handle?
How is my energy flow right now? Do I need to rest or exercise today?
Am I expressing my true feelings, even if they’re angry or sad, or am I bottling up?
What are the stories connected to these people from my past?
Why are these themes being asked to be re-evaluated?
How is my sex life and sex drive? Do I need more, less, a period of abstinence, a binge?
Am I expressing my sexuality or repressing my sexuality?
The full moon in Capricorn on June 27th holds a heavy, burdensome quality to it, particularly because this full moon is tightly conjoined with the bearer of responsibility, Saturn. When Saturn is prominently involved in a full moon configuration, it weighs on us and we feel it strongly.
We may feel lonely, isolated, and unable to emotionally connect with those around us. We may be caught up in our thoughts and needing some solitude, or potentially beating ourselves up for not getting enough done.
Saturn has beautiful lessons tied into the burdens of his obligations and commitments. Learning to be autonomous, responsible, and to be true to our word. Sometimes though, Saturnian energy can make us depressed, isolated, or feel like we’re just not good enough.
Thus, the days surrounding this full moon are likely to feel quite heavy on us, as if we’re hauling a backpack full of bricks and we’ve just accidentally stepped into some quicksand.
This Mars retrograde quicksand quality will have us standing still for some time as we begin to strategize from the inside out just how we want to deal with the current situations in our lives.
Any sudden, aggressive movements can make us sink faster and render triple the consequences. If we slowly strategize and can summon a sense of calm, we can figure out how to get ourselves out of the muck.
This energy, paired with the Capricorn full moon, will have us simultaneously unpacking our backpack of bricks one by one, seeing which ones to keep for the long haul and which, at this point, are just needlessly weighing us down.
What commitments are no longer serving you or your ultimate goals? Where can you clean up your act in terms of being responsible and autonomous? On the other hand, where can you loosen your grip and just let yourself be without the need to fill up your schedule to the brim?
These two conflicting energies of Mars retrograde and the Capricorn full moon need to find a way to work together, seeing as they are arriving within a day of each other, one can only imagine they share some similar thread in their stories, yet to be seen.
Capricorn Moon Thoughts:
What obligations can you sever or correct that will better suit your needs right now?
You are strong alone, but you are not an island and you can connect.
Are you overworking to compensate for an emotional void?
Can you allow yourself some time to simply be?
How connected are you to your vision and ambition for you and only you?
You are good enough, strong enough, talented enough.
Are you making enough time for your home life as well as your career path?
Are you nurturing yourself enough or overbooking and overextending yourself?
You will make it, you can do it, good things come in time
Good luck with this tricky energy and try to take its lessons in stride!