Someone recently asked me about astrology and what happened respectively with Mr. President Trump, the “Me Too” Movement, and North Korea. Was it all foreseeable? It’s a good question and yes it is possible to see trends and energies. You can see the formation of what energies will play out in terms of trends and themes; the precise manifestation of how these energies combine is usually subject to fate, synchronicity and the will of the Unknown.
With the extreme planets of Uranus and Pluto in conflict over the last few years, Brexit and the populism trend was foreseeable. The haves and have-nots would inevitably be fighting each other for power and influence. Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn in 2007-2008 was a clear challenge to financial structures and an indication of the need to reorganize government. Pluto transiting the position of its own South Node beginning last Spring (and now in January 2018) brings a challenge to patriarchy and to whomever is ruling through the support of existing power structures. “Me Too” came out of this particular astrology aspect. Mr. President Trump is a little twist of Fate interacting with the heavens.
Pluto, now in a full swing transit on its own South Node, enables the exposure and the obliteration of those who have abused power. How this will play out is still unknown. Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn on December 19 has Saturn tracing the same pattern that Pluto did in 2007-2008. We are getting the second chance to rebuild what was lost or deadened in 2007-2008. The restructuring of what you personally lost will play out over the next two years. How and what you do with it is up to you.
The New Moon on January 16, in 26 degrees of Capricorn, will attempt to structure and stabilize these discordant energies. With the complication of so many conflicting aspects, the potential for stability will not be likely. The stellium (or close-knit group) of Capricorn planets, led by Saturn, will overwhelm each of us with the pressure to stabilize what is unstable. This movement will be upended by Uranus, which brings a provocative, surprising or erratic response — and irregular interactions with a foreign or domestic power dynamic. The last two weeks of January set up the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on January 31, which will bring some kind of showdown between high-powered wills. Will it be Korea, DOJ, GOP or something else? The cards are stacked and about to be played.
What happens right before the New Moon on January 16 sets up a regressive interaction that could domino. Weather and environmental conditions could also be chaotic. The sheer weight of chaos in this month will require statesmanship — not temperamental dictums. The cult of personality will try to dominate, but get blown back. Mr. President Trump is already at the beck-and-call of Uranus, and in the next few weeks this planet features upheaval, instability and chaotic quick changes that confuse and displace the truth.
This month you will want to put together a work plan, a life plan, a savings plan or a health plan. Many will see their plans uprooted by a sense of not-so-vague anxiety. The generalized sense of malaise, tiredness and stress will disrupt many work places, and any pretext of prevailing calm will probably lose its cool.
This period could make for a sudden upset of your best-laid plans. Whatever you are trying to steady in your life will have some erratic, disorganized or progressive interruption. Be prepared for a flat tire, a bank outage, or a weather/tech holiday due to extremes and lack of functionality. So many planets in one sign such as Capricorn point to the power of the state, tradition, and law and order. The “Lets Make a Deal” Trump concept will be shattered. Earthquakes, or some chaotic disorder, could disrupt the fighting that is going on politically. Each of us will encounter some area in our life that will go sideways –and not go at all as intended.
Be able to retreat to your home for succor, safety and a breath of recovery from all the phantom pains and make-believe distractions. The truth will come out eventually. Use your eyes and ears if you are a corporate person, and be aware that with any long-term real estate planning some market will stumble and perhaps fall. This is the beginning of the end of some run in the next 6 months. The environment might be the thing that protests and is a spoiler.
We are in a period that predates the revolutionary astrology aspects of 2019-2020 and is reminiscent of the American Revolution. The government, and all that it includes, needs to be restructured to be inclusive of and responsive to the whole group. The social interaction of men, women and all groups will be equalized over time. With Regulus now in Virgo for the next two thousand years, we begin to close in on a consciousness that believes that a special few can get rich and rule on the backs of others. For the planet to be protected and cared for, for nature and a return to the garden, we will need more than a moment; it will be a process. What is innocent and pure in both the masculine and feminine can walk hand-in-hand. This includes all of the people, all of the differences, nature, politics and resources on every level. Observe over the year, as nature, media and fashion reflect this movement. You can get ahead of this curve.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on January 31, in 11 degrees of Leo, features a shape-shifting aspect of personality. The President might become morose after losing his voice. That voice will falter shortly. Jupiter in sextile to Pluto should help move things forward; however, what happens at the beginning of the week of January 15 might be upsetting and regressive in how it plays out at the end of January.
Leo needs to lead with a heart that is open and includes everyone. This could have been the cosmic mission of Trump, realized. Can you be the leader with an open heart, wherever you have authority? Family, work and friendship — wherever you are given some room to speak, be a speaker of the truth who doesn’t put his/her own needs first. Leo is the heart chakra; the heart sees everything as a reflection. As above so below.
Self-absorption and self-interest end up blocking the body. This goes for the body politic as well as the individual. We are in a calm before the storm. A perfect storm has begun with one ignorant mis-step, which will in time give way to an avalanche.
INDIVIDUAL SUN AND RISING SIGNS
ARIES with the New Moon in Capricorn will have many projects and demands in the career aspect. Your disruptive moment comes with anger or a demand or an insult that you least expected from a friend or colleague. Any preoccupation with love or intimacy will backfire or ricochet, when you don’t balance your needs with the reality and values of whom you’re with. The let-down triggers a sense of self-punishment or self-criticism that is a compulsive throwback to childhood.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon brings some new romantic or creative prospect. Pessimistic thinking can be helped by a change in routine or expectations. Try to not fight or resist the flow. This learning curve features a kind of patience with the self that is non-confrontational and brings you closer to the ideal of a peaceful closure. Your electric mind might be over stimulated by a mental configuration that represents a new kind of connection. You have recently let go of the other more destructive kind that weakens you at your core. Aries loves to fight for something; you can cool those jets and be a more high powered ram.
TAURUS has the New Moon in your 9th house. A trip, or some educational plan, might be delayed or put off. Money and time will be an issue for the next month. Partners are fighting off opportunities and/ or over-extending their commitments. Your financial obligations with family are increased or complicated by insurance or contractual agreements. Work becomes more prone to upsets due to unforeseen situations. Use the strength you have cultivate and be zen in the face of unexpected noise.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon makes for an uptick with kids or romantic connections. You are surprised by how quickly things change, and how good can become great. Any athletic challenge or personal creativity brings the partner closer. Team up with a partner or friend to plan a new business or service that you can offer together. Your home is a source of pride and comfort. Allow the siblings to go their own way; they are confused and confusing. Open your heart, and love the one you’re with.
GEMINI has the New Moon in your house of money and long-term plans. Your fear or acceptance of death and life, sex and intimacy can go to a new level. Your period of over-thinking the practicality of things will be interrupted by a friend or group that is fighting or not cooperating. Your colleagues are not on the same wavelength, or are experiencing some fragmentation. Health and work regimens are getting stronger and showing results. Going to a higher level with any kind of learning or travel will be met with success.
The partner is trying to make something right. You can help them with any long-standing issue with family, or their subconscious, through understanding and patience. The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon brings something to a head that has been cooking with siblings or neighbors. You cannot control how crazy people get over trivial matters. You can control how you deal with your inner sense of peace, and how your resources reflect what goes on within your core. Your inner world wants more commitment. You can improve your health and well-being by not getting over-involved in other people’s problems.
CANCER addresses Saturn’s move into their sign. You are suddenly aware of the power of partnership in your life and how it challenges the boundaries of your little empire of the last 13-14 years. You can see the emotional impact of past relationships and how the bitter taste left influences any hesitation now. The New Moon brings a conflict or sudden opportunity to upgrade your game. Can you get the energy going in the right direction?
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon focuses on the issues of money and resources. What happened since the August Eclipse is relevant now. Can you bring the conservatism you have learned, coupled with the creative freedom of Leo, to create a new dynamic that allows you to take a chance and win? You are moving into a new phase in your professional and personal life. This period sets the foundation for the next 14 years. Don’t run into a blank wall; walk steady, and trust yourself.
LEO has the New Moon in your 6th house. Work and health are settling into a groove, yet an upset that comes brings a conflict with a faraway place or person; this conflict can pinpoint a spiritual issue or a confusion of purpose. Your secret feelings need to be acknowledged and examined.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo puts the focus on you. What you started, or what happened since August 21, will play out now. Something that began then will come to a head, requiring a personal decision or choice. Remember what you have been learning since May 2017. What is going needs to be let go; 2017 started a process that takes away what is no longer relevant in your life. The August Eclipse intensified the energy. What you are left with can bring you a whole new life. Take the time to meditate and allow the energy to inspire a new approach of acceptance and love.
VIRGO has the New Moon in your house of children and the inner child. Your concentration on the business of your life can be one-pointed until the interruption of Uranus makes itself known. You might feel that some kind of money or debt issue can upend your whole situation. Focus on the realities of life, along with the full potential of the moment, and keep the balance. The danger of Saturn can make you feel boxed in. Pets and work can present a nerve wracking few weeks. Don’t bite your nails, strengthen and accelerate your processing of feeling.
Your joy in life can return with the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon when you might have some kind of breakthrough moment. The Eclipse of August brought a challenge that compelled you to deal with the unknown and what you cannot control. You have been rocked and rolled since August, and now you can come out on the other side. Your personal and professional life is maturing. You can clean out the closet and make space for new things. This is the time to invoke the Tao of life and not go dark.
LIBRA has the New Moon in the house of the home. Home or office is the focus now, yet you recently had some concern or anxiety about a partner or client. You can deal with this feeling of being upended if you keep your eye on the ball and not go off-road. The emotional stress of this time helps bring all your energy to a more central focus. What has gone or left since 2007-2008 is now being rebuilt. This means that the home, family and office dynamic need to be reset on a new level.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of friendship makes for some career/Father/authority thing to come a head with a colleague or friend. What started last August brings some kind of confrontation or creative opportunity for you to express yourself and your individuality. You are being challenged to make a solid foundation that gets stronger in the next few years, and which can set you up professionally for the next long term cycle.
SCORPIO has the New Moon in your house of decisions. You are now required to focus on many serious decisions that can affect you for the next 5-12 years. You might have a disruption or be confused about a choice involving health or work. Any unevenness due to energy or repressed anger can cause over-excitement that threatens to irritate you and result in negativity.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of the world brings some decision to a head that began last August. A new feeling of empowerment with a home or family issue can open the door to another life, if you let it. You are on the brink of exiting a period of great personal turmoil. This turmoil was silent, secret and internal. It involves you and your relationship to spirit, life and death and the Unknown. You are the mystic and magician in the zodiac. Use your magic of thought and deed for the highest good of your family and self.
SAGITTARIUS has the New Moon in your house of money. Your focus on making money should come first now, without getting upended by erratic thinking about your worth and your values. The last few years brought a stabilizing energy that can be tested in your realm of resources. Do not underestimate yourself. What changed since 2007-2008 can now be rebuilt in the next few years. Your melancholy (about how slow progress takes) requires patience and self-confidence. Money and prestige are important, but not transcendent.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of love brings a new consciousness about romance and children. Any hesitation you are experiencing, which began last August, could be confused by past feelings of loss. This period involves the themes of past love and anguish about lost opportunities; any missing out in life can return when you forgive yourself for any misstep from the past. Turn to your nighttime dreams and your internal guidance for direction.
CAPRICORN has the New Moon in your first house. Your deepening commitment to deal with any business or practicality in your life is formidable. Your current “take no prisoners” approach to yourself and your capacity for distracting yourself with negativity is impressive. Yet there is some undercurrent that is provocative around the home, family, office, or foundation. You have so many projects and you need to focus, now. Your nervous system needs to be calm and centered and not go off into fear or other tangents that take you away from your purpose.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of big money will make all debts and money issues apparent. Your dream of fortune and prestige can manifest. The opportunity to create some new option for business, or produce your work in a new form, is the result of what happened (or didn’t happen) since August. You can rebuild what was lost or gone since 2007-2008. The next few years is absolute in that you will get your chance to show us what you’ve got. Do the dance, become the dance. You’re up for some real achievement. By re-centering your focus on what you care about – instead of what you want — you’ll get there.
AQUARIUS has the New Moon in your 12th house. Your focus on what is keeping you down is interrupted by anger or impatience with your mind and the decisions you have made. Mistakes or impulsive behavior can be reined in; you can go to the kernel of thought and belief that created the problem. Your self-esteem, and any overcompensation that comes from a deep disappointment with self, can be an inspiration for change when you become aware of it.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon hearkens back to August and what went down, or didn’t happen, at that time. Your relationship with a client, partner or group can be resuscitated and repaired. Your quick mind needs to catch up with your heart. You often discount feeling because it doesn’t seem so smart. This time, the heart will breakout in a brilliance of insight and emotion. Take the time to read the signals and process the feelings that have been too impossible to bear.
PISCES has the New Moon in your house of friendships and dreams. The focus you have on ideals, hopes and dreams will have its’ focus pulled shortly. Some unforeseen issue with money, earnings or a slowdown in communication can upset your situation. The future with children, romance or creative projects needs to be rethought. The glitch in your plans might be a result of the past, and not listening to yourself. You have gone back and forth between two realities and now need to integrate them in a more practical manner.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon brings you face to face with a new work regime or health process. What started last August when something went away brings a new opportunity to work for (or work on) what has eluded you. You are serious about changing what is internally holding you back. Your anxiety on how to proceed with so many unpredictable interruptions will shortly give way to a serene, cool and calm passage from this side of the lake to a more ephemeral one. Be strong with your boundaries; do not give way to self-doubt. Money is a form of energy. When you release any hold on you that disappointment and anger has you can free up more of both.
January 15, 2018