Week Ahead – Monday January 1st through Sunday January 7th

  • Posted on December 31, 2017 at 7:00 am

Happy Sunday all and Happy New Years Eve! Hard to believe yet another year has flown by and a new one is at our door. 2018 will be bringing a time of changes that we won’t forget because we will all experience a shift in our beliefs, attitudes and the very structure of our lives in transition. The start of January sees ambitious Mars pushing hard to bring the expansive ideas of Jupiter into reality. The latter half of January through February has a couple of eclipses that will give us perspective on our lives since we had eclipses that occurred in the opposite signs last August. So, be prepared to be pulled apart to be re-integrated in a new and innovative way! That said, the year ends with a Gemini Moon, which means a lot of talk tonight. Short, quick parties, maybe going from one place or person to another is good for this energy. Whatever you decide to do, stay safe and enjoy the evening’s festivities. Now, let’s see what this first week of 2018 has in store for us!

Monday, New Years Day, is our Cancer Full Moon. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet today as the Moon moves into Cancer. So today could be a day for sticking close to home, having some quiet time with those near and dear for the first day of the New Year.

Tuesday is the day that the planet Uranus turns Direct after its 4-month retrograde cycle. This can bring a turning point in any situations that involve freedom, breaking free from old patterns and situations, expressing our uniqueness, and rebelling. Things may feel a wee bit chaotic for a week up to and after this transit. But what revolutionary Uranus really wants is to clear the way for new growth and manifestation in our lives. So expect the unexpected at this time because this influence will be working through the next 8 months. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Neptune today, a transit that illuminates our intuition and gives us faith in the blessings around us. We tend to feel like we are flowing more easily with life as solutions appear all by themselves. It’s a good transit for pursuing mystical and spiritual matters, which is where our thoughts seem to drift at this time. If you have been feeling a bit out of tune or disconnected with the Universe/Divine, the energy of this transit can help you to reconnect again. Lastly, we have a challenging square between Mars and the North Lunar Node. This is a transit that we can feel for a couple of weeks. It may seem as if the actions that we are taking to deal with our current situations and circumstances is at cross purposes to what we perceive as our higher purpose or our best direction on our life’s path. We may feel as though we are at odds with those around us now, or feel as if we are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The best way to deal with this is to try to balance our passions and impulse with a bit of mindful awareness.

Wednesday sees the Moon shift into heart opening Leo, where we feel more energetic and optimistic. We feel like we can do anything! We crave compliments and appreciation and are generous with kind words to others. This is a time when we seek attention–when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well. This can be an expansive, creative, and even romantic phase, a time you’ll look back on with pride and fondness. We also get some sparky inspiration in the air with a Leo Moon, and we may encourage each other to shine more brightly. Go ahead and hold the stage. Tell a story and make it dramatic. Make some children laugh by being a clown. Tap into your inner thespian, and make all the world your stage!

Thursday brings us a sextile between Venus and Neptune, which can open the flow of artistry, romance, creativity and faith. We find ourselves inspired as our creative Muse comes to the surface. Socially and romantically, this is a time when things seem to run more smoothly and may even seem a bit magical. So it’s important to be clear in your intentions and what you truly want.

Friday morning brings the Moon into practical Virgo, where people tend to become more rational and…you guessed it…practical. It’s not a good time for making any large, risky or important decisions now because we tend to not be tapped into our intuition enough to foresee what the consequences of the future will be. Health matters might come into focus now though and many will be looking to get any health related New Years resolutions kicked into gear. A Virgo Moon always reminds me of Spring cleaning where we de-clutter, make room, open the windows and let the fresh air flow through.

WEEKEND

Saturday starts us off with a trine between Mercury and Uranus. With this transit, expect unusual ideas, flashes of insight and seeing unexpected possibilities in old situations. You may find it easier to be open-minded during this time, especially regarding insights that have eluded you before. Your ability to see beyond your usual horizon of perception can bring visionary brainwaves, as well as a fun sense of humour. It’s a great time to do some writing or other forms of self-expression, especially if it’s spontaneous or involving technology. We also have a conjunction between Mars and Jupiter happening, where we tend to feel especially energized and enthusiastic about what we believe in or regarding business ventures. The only challenge today is a square between Mercury and Chiron, which can bring a time where we need to confront the issues in our lives that involve why and how we tend to get hurt by others, how we hurt others, and how healing can now take place in either of these scenarios. Our awareness of this can be due to a conflict in our life, but this can also be a very valuable learning experience for us, more so than usual. Whatever our reasons, this transit can give us the push we need to help steer us in a direction of healing, possibly by showing us why and how the path we have been on is not leading us to where we want to be. If you do start to feel overwhelmed, take some time to yourself from the stress to get grounded and re-centred.

Sunday begins with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will shift into Libra just after Noon. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect with people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. Its a good day for pampering ourselves and others so make some time to enjoy those fabulous little things that make you feel special today!

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