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It is rare for a new year to open on a new moon, but that’s exactly what occurs for the start of 2014. Whether you place much stock in New Year’s resolutions or not, know that Jan 1 delivers a potent new moon in Capricorn. Seeds planted at this time will sprout with a more vigorous life-force. It is well worth it for you to take a few minutes to set a conscious intention for the year ahead.
In conjunction with Pluto, the theme of the new moon is resurrection and rebirth. It is the insistent will of your own soul that now clamours for attention and recognition. What do you desire most for yourself? What do you need that you don’t have yet? Does something old need to be laid to rest so that you can get up again refreshed? Pluto’s influence on this new moon urges you to take a much deeper look into the mirror of your own soul.
Outside forces will also put pressure on you to make the fundamental change or gain that you know is so necessary and essential. The new moon provides a message, an agent, or a vehicle. Mercury conjunct the new moon helps you to key into the specifics, to find it and to name it. Stimulated by dynamic alignments with Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, this new moon calls for action and risk taking. Don’t try a toe dip and hope for results. Rather aim to launch a full-on campaign and commit your all to it.
Capricorn is the archetype of time, and the new moon suggests the right time is now. Venus in Capricorn in retrograde to Jan 30 suggests there is great advantage in re-evaluation and the restructuring of priorities and goals. Saturn’s influence on the new moon suggests the next couple of weeks can be productive if you’ll set yourself to down to task.
Even though both Venus and Jupiter are retrograde this month, a significant number of planetary aspects in this first eight days are sure to set wheels in motion.
The Cancer full moon on Jan 15 features issues to do with family, security, safety, support, personal needs, and self preservation. On this date, the US government reaches the end of funding from the Federal Reserve. The day prior to the full moon can be particularly stressful, but the days following suggest open channels of communication and the potential for creative solutions. Saturn in favour suggests something workable can be accomplished.
The month starts on a super new moon and ends on one too. Jan 30 delivers a super new moon in Aquarius. Venus ends retrograde on Jan 31 in aspect to Pluto (conjunct) and Jupiter (opposition.) Watch for the intensity to build in the last week or so of January. The end of the month thrusts political agendas, power agendas, and preparations for the Sochi Olympics into full steam ahead. It is another peak mobilizing time, but know the window is short. Feb 6 begins the next Mercury retrograde cycle.
Jan 1: New Moon in Capricorn 3: 14 am (10:57 Capricorn)
Jan 15: Full Moon in Cancer 8:52pm (25:58 Cancer)
Jan 30: New Moon in Aquarius 1:38 pm (10:55 Aquarius)
Jan 31: Chinese New Year – Year of the Wood Horse
Jan 11: Mercury enters Aquarius (1:35 pm)
Jan 19: Sun enters Aquarius (7:51 pm)
Jan 31: Mercury enters Pisces (6:29 am); Venus in Capricorn ends retrograde (12:49 pm)
Please note all times listed are PST, please check your local time listings.
Dates to watch: Jan 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14-16, 21, 22, 25, 28, 31
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Even though Venus is in retrograde, the start of January sets you on go. The new moon can jettison you over several significant thresholds at once. It is the right time for bold initiatives regarding career, home and family matters, your social life, or a priority relationship. A fresh mind-set is a good place to start. Follow that up with a plan or goal, a timetable, an official word or a signed contract.
Even if it requires a big push on your behalf, what shapes up now is a natural next step. Jan 5 to 9 are successful dates for action or attention-getting. The full moon on Jan 15 can raise emotional tides and stir up matters to do with personal or material comfort zones, vulnerabilities, health and safety, security, self preservation needs, parents or parenting. It prompts a review of priorities, boundaries, and safeguards. It is an appropriate time to renew a bank loan, mortgage, or contract. Something significant from the past can resurface now too. There’s an opportunity to gain completion, to surpass a stalemate, or to take an important next step.
The new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus retrograde on Jan 31 is also auspicious time to mobilize yourself, your social, or your career.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Your future is defining itself in no uncertain terms. The new moon on Jan 1 suggests the now is an especially ripe power-play time. While it is important to be realistic about your goals and objectives, this is a time when you can and should set the bar higher. Envision it, believe wholeheartedly in your ability to get yourself there, make a full commitment to bettering your best, and you will achieve something of substantial worth. It is a great time to start a new job, education program, professional track/project, or relationship commitment, to travel or to relocate for better opportunity.
To the end of the month Venus retrograde calls for you to review your priorities, to restructure and/or refortify your baselines. From the end of January through the start of March, Venus in Capricorn provides you with added strength, stamina, determination, and control. You can gain added recognition or an official status. Relationships with parents, governing bodies or those in authority are enhanced by this Venus position. It is an advantageous time to get on with legal matters. The full moon on Jan 15 can bring all the above to a peak. One door closes, another opens. You could hear official news, gain an answer, or result. It also signals a good time to sign up, to make a major purchase or commitment, to travel, to seek advice or representation, or to launch a campaign.
Career or otherwise, the end of the month can see you break into something completely new.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
New Year’s resolutions will carry more than the usual weight, so by all means put serious consideration toward making some. There is no better time than right now to start to work on a new financial strategy. It’s also an optimum time to renew a bank loan or mortgage, to revise your will, etc. Ambition and effort directed toward your career or relationship goals can only do you good too. Regarding an intimate relationship, Venus retrograde can operate in one of two ways. It can see you deepen your commitment to your significant other or it can find you questioning whether it’s time to move on. On the building end, it can be time to take an official next step, whether that’s marriage, having kids, investing together, etc. If you feel the relationship is on its expiry date, take your time to figure out an exit strategy first. Continuing through July, Mars in Libra suggests an amicable parting can be achieved. In addition to fresh prospects, choices, and opportunities, Mercury in Aquarius, starting Jan 11, also improves relationships and communications.
The days around the full moon on Jan 15 can move you a lot faster along the timelines. A great work, education, or investment opportunity could appear. Someone close to you could go through a major transition. The full moon brings the opportunity to revisit, correct, fix, or heal something that has plagued you for sometime.
The new moon in Aquarius on Jan 30 can dish up something new to consider and/or it can encourage you to take a risk on something or someone. Travel, An event, workshop, tradeshow is well worth attending. The new moon can also re-stimulate your social life or help you to create a more visible public profile. The end of Venus retrograde on Jan 31 favours contracts, official steps and undertakings.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Are you getting what you need from others? From yourself? Venus retrograde calls for a serious examination of your status quo, especially in regard to professional and personal relationship matters. The new moon on Jan 1 compels you to push past your own sound barriers, to break a contract or make one, to push yourself where you know you need to go. The sun’s opposition to Jupiter on Jan 5 is an optimal day for setting wheels in motion. Jan 6 to 9 can fast track you onto something new and lucrative.
July 13 to 16 brings you to a critical threshold or decisions making time. Circumstances can force your hand, especially the day prior to the full moon. Saturn in good angle to this full moon suggests that necessity provides the breeding ground for improvement. Things can work out to your benefit, perhaps better than expected. This is an ideal time to sign a contract, to take an official stand or step.
The new moon in Aquarius on Jan 30 stimulates financial prospects and the potential for new solutions, investments, and income streams. Along with the end of Venus retrograde, the new moon pushes your refresh button. Your sex life or an intimate relationship can gain an end of the month boost.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Don’t let guilt, procrastination, or “should’ve” get the better of you. The new moon on Jan 1 sets an optimal backdrop for self improvement and health upgrades. Start a new job or project, or try a new technique, tool, or mindset. Of course, it’s okay to take couple more days to build yourself up but by Jan 6, it’s time for full steam ahead. The new moon and Venus retrograde suggest better organization is the key to your success. Put ambition to work, get into a set routine, and you should find you can make better than average progress. That today’s effort sets up today’s gain but, more importantly it sets you up for extended benefit and reward.
The emotional full moon on Jan 15 can unearth something you didn’t anticipate. Take added safeguards and precautions, guard health and passwords. While the full moon could play on your vulnerability, it appears there’s a hidden ace or an opportunity in the mix. Things can work to your advantage or go better than expected.
Mercury advances into Aquarius on January 11 and the sun does so on January 19. Both transits stimulate your social life and suggest a good time to groom more visibility in the marketplace. The Aquarius new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus retrograde dish up the right time to take a risk on something or someone new.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Ambition, determination, courage, initiative, inner wisdom – the new moon on Jan 1 sets you off to a strong start. You should have no problem putting intention into action. To Jan 31, Venus retrograde helps you to stay inwardly strong and committed to your goal. Venus retrograde helps you to become more resilient, self reliant, self determined and self honouring. Through the start of March, Venus in Capricorn supports creative endeavour, professional ambitions, and helps you to better your best. This is an excellent transit for gaining attention, respect, and status, for developing an expertise, or for gaining recognition for your talents, accomplishments, or contributions. Venus in Capricorn also brings you reward for past efforts and accomplishments. A relationship to an authority figure, parent, boss, etc. can also improve. You could step into a more responsible or authoritative role yourself.
The full moon on Jan 15 can be event or news generating. Something new could open up for you. A goodbye or hello could be said.
The Aquarius new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus retrograde on Jan 31 could jettison you onto a fresh page. You could do a radical shift on something or someone. The end of the month offers another ideal time to start a new project, job or health regime.
Libra (Sept 22-Oct 22)
These first few days of Jan find you consciously working to build yourself up and to knock down the inner or outer blocks that have stood in your way for far too long. Venus retrograde helps you to take stock, to reassess your bottom lines, to reduce and reorganize where it will do you the most good.
Mars in Libra keeps fanning the flames of want, will, and desire through July. Mars stokes you with good fuel. You’ll find yourself up and running full throttle between Jan 2 and 8. Creatively and socially, Mercury’s advance into fresh page Aquarius on Jan 11 can get you thinking and communicating along new lines.
Parents/parenting, family matters, finances, self employment, and a revisit of the past are the main topics raised by the full moon of Jan 15. Sign or renew a contract or mortgage, take some official step, or seek medical help or more support from someone you trust. This full moon could force you to step up to the plate in someway, to set better ground rules, re-enforce your position, to revisit a piece of unfinished business with a family member. This can be a time of consequence or fruition, either way, improvement and advantage is your immediate gain.
The new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus retrograde on Jan 31, ends your month on the upswing. Be bold, take the next step, show off the new and improved you; just do it.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
The new moon on Jan 1 is the time to make a power-play. Start a writing project or study, devise a more workable schedule, put a better budget or business plan together, or outline your rules to another. At the very least, put your intention or New Year’s resolution on paper and make it official. Even though Venus is in retrograde to the end of the month, you can still get plenty of ground covered, especially through the first ten days of the month. By the time Mercury enters Aquarius on Jan 11, the holidays will seem long gone.
The game-on full moon on Jan 15 brings you to the attention-getting, high impact peak of the month. This can be a time to make an announcement, to teach, travel, exhibit, perform, publish, play sports, wager, to launch a marketing campaign, or to claim your 15 minutes of fame. It can be time of great gains, a victory, win, or settlement. Potentials will prove their worth. The full moon can also raise matters to do with immigration, relocation, education, trade, import/export, with family or folks who are a distance away.
The end of the month is an ideal time to pick up and go, to move, or to begin a new scouting mission.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
Assets, resources, finances, and key relationships –it’s all about how to make the most of what you have to work with. Through January, Venus retrograde keeps you focused on working it out for yourself.
The new moon on Jan 1 gets the year off to a solid start. As of Jan 5/6, you should find yourself on full steam ahead. As of Mercury’s advance into Aquarius, starting Jan 11, it’s time to put yourself into more active social circulation again.
The full moon on January 15 can bring added financial pressure or challenge you where you feel most vulnerable. You can feel a push/pull regarding personal needs versus family or professional requirements. Favourable aspects just following this full moon suggest good progress can be made. Financially or emotionally, a fuller commitment or investment is required. It is worth it.
The new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus retrograde on Jan 31 ends the month not on a finish line, but on a ramp-it-up starting gate.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
Off with the old, on with a reinvented you; a dynamic year lies ahead if your birthday falls on or near the new moon Jan 1. Not that anyone sits out this one – it will be a break-through year for each and everyone of us. Venus in retrograde through the end of January helps you to get back in touch with yourself and what matters to you most. It also helps you to take a step back in order to gain more objectivity.
As of Jan 6, it’s time to hit the ground running. Mercury’s advance into Aquarius on Jan 11 helps you to entertain new ideas and possibilities, to make a communication breakthrough, to be more of a risk taker, to express or reach-out in some new way.
The full moon on Jan 15 brings what’s been hidden, buried, or suppressed to the surface. It can deliver a great opportunity, a special event, signal a take-off time for a relationship, educational or professional pursuits, or it can deliver a moment of truth. Watch for action regarding a legal matter or contract. A vacation can also be well timed.
The new moon on Jan 30 and the end of Venus of retrograde on Jan 31 can set major wheels in motion. Expect to hit a much fuller swing.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
Feel like you are on the verge of something? You are. Venus in retrograde through Jan 31 asks you to take extra time to feel your way along. Along with the new moon on Jan 1, it is a perfect time to take a vacation or to cut out of sight for a short time. Even so, Jan 2 to 8 can get you moving in a whole new direction.
Mercury in Aquarius, starting Jan 11, is a time to resurface, to fresh it up, and/or to dive into something new. It is flu and cold season, so added precautions are wise, especially mid month. The full moon on Jan 15 puts the spotlight on work and health matters – yours or that of someone close to you. Someone could need you, keep yourself on stand-by. Communications, negotiations, and presentations can go very well Jan 16, 17. These can be good days to interview for a job or to vie for the attention of a special someone.
The last two weeks of the month are a time to scout around, freshen it up, or to talk it up. The new moon on Jan 31 is also an optimal time to dive into something new. Venus continues to keep it on the back-burner through the beginning of March, but Mars in Libra keeps the show going strong now and for the next seven months.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
Are you reaching the goals you set out for yourself? Are they still valid? Through January, Venus retrograde takes you through an essential review and re-qualifying time. The new moon suggests new priorities or projects are in the works. New income sources can show good promise too. It is an appropriate time to build on your previous experience, reputation, or successes. If you have been working along the right track, you can see a significant pay-off for previous efforts.
Socially or professionally, Venus retrograde can put you on a time out or it can put you back in touch with folks. Perhaps there is unfinished business to address with a specific individual. Venus retrograde is a time to be more selective regarding who and what gets a piece of you. While Capricorn influences suggest you can take on a more prominent role within the group or community, Venus retrograde can find you outgrowing a social group, association, or role, or backing out of an involvement. Boundaries may need to be reset.
The full moon on Jan 15 can put added attention on one of your children, on parenting issues or on the needs of an aging parent. This full moon can also put you on a creative or professional high, or it can bring an event to attend. Travel for business or pleasure does the trick.