January 2015 Astrology Forecast
The day-by-day astrology forecast for January 2015
January 1: Happy New Year!!! May 2015 bring you all good things! Astrologically, the cosmos delivers a call for increasing kindness, cooperation and respect for the many points of view that exist on our fair planet. Night owls and late night revelers enjoy sociable tends and after a quiet morning, a rousing opposition between fiery Mars and philosophical Jupiter fuels stubborn optimism. Appetites and passions are huge. A difference of opinion could trigger a spat, so think twice before talking about controversial issues. Tonight's mood is lazy, so plan to relax.
Moon in Taurus v/c 7:19AM-12:09PM Moon enters Gemini, Mars opposite Jupiter.
January 2: Sensory perceptions are extraordinarily sharp. The often stimulating Gemini moon finds a comfortable niche with Uranus, the unpredictable planet of unforeseen changes, cutting edge technology and psychic abilities. Because new ideas may arise at any time, minds as well as plans can change in an instant. These changes could seem inconvenient at first but in the end they will prove to be for the better. With the Capricorn sun also testing Uranus, feeling one's way through shifting circumstances rather than resisting them, is probably easier. Be like grass that bends with a mighty wind, rather than a mighty oak prone to toppling.
Moon in Gemini.
January 3: The void of course Gemini moon dominates the heavens from just after sunrise until well past nightfall. While conversations are charming, minds are non-committal and vacillate much of the day. Sweet Venus reaches egalitarian Aquarius by late morning, fostering unconventional ties. "Live and let live," says the goddess planet. Keep this mantra in mind as the Capricorn sun joins forces with obsessive Pluto this evening. Give others room to express themselves. The waxing moon hops into Cancer this evening and full moon fever spikes. This particular lunation promises to expose, purify and eliminate many abuses of power. Be bold and inquisitive! It's a great weekend for breaking through misconceptions and self imposed limitations.
Moon in Gemini v/c 6:55AM-8:08PM Moon enters Cancer.
January 4: There's plenty to howl about as tonight's emotionally volatile full "wolf" moon in Cancer is part of a tense cardinal sign t-square, along with the Sun, Pluto and Uranus. Collectively, mankind again bears witness to the vagaries of prejudice, political instability, religious fanaticism and above all else, the uncontrollable forces of mother nature. There are silver linings among the storm clouds. Loving Venus is one calming presence. Her sextile with Saturn eases worries and strengthens ties. Mercury's evening arrival in Aquarius helps us look past current controversies and eye a brighter, more secure and hopeful future. The silvery moon remains the picture of peaceful inner calm. Breathe in her majestic serenity and enjoy her spectacular evening rise.
Moon in Cancer, Full "Wolf" Moon in Cancer 11:53PM, Moon in Cancer v/c 11:53PM-12:00AM, Venus sextile Saturn, Mercury enters Aquarius.
January 5: A day long void of course Cancer moon is hardly the stuff upon which fast starts are made. Ignoring alarm clocks, playing hooky and staying home are tempting diversions under the disengaged moon. For those who must return to school or work, you have my sympathies. Plan to ease back into routines gradually. Momentum will slowly build, thanks in part to a late afternoon sextile between mental Mercury and diligent Saturn. The alignment helps us organize, make good decisions and take care of business, but with imaginations running wild and attention spans short, responsibilities may not get the full attention they deserve. On the other hand, creative people and their projects can thrive under today's influences.
Moon v/c in Cancer 12:00AM-12:00AM, Mercury sextile Saturn.
January 6: Just as vigorous plants need water and sunshine to thrive, everyone feels nourished by love and affection, the more the better. Today's stars deliver the goods. The moon is in Leo, the attention grabbing sign of royalty, pageantry and show business. Her early morning sextile with Saturn launches the day with serious overtones. This is a good time to meet with bosses and other higher ups and go over a game plan. Later, midday lunar oppositions to Mercury and Venus open and invigorate hearts and minds. The alignments can bring happy growth spurts to relationships. A lunchtime powwow fosters better teamwork and networking, and could also bring strategic advantages. Don't beat around the bush, ask for what you want.
Moon in Cancer v/c 12:00AM-6:03AM Moon enters Leo.
January 7: Practicality, efficiency and profitability are desirable, but the route to achieving sought after results may take some interesting, if unexpected, turns. Keep an eye out for quirky alternate routes and intriguing out of the way, "road less travelled" detours. Revisiting tested, time honored ideas, experiences and places may prove useful as well. Be in touch with long time friends. A chance meeting can be a delight. The latest technology as well as a fine-tuned intuition aids progress. Self-confidence is also a key factor. Later tonight the sky is the limit. There's nothing wrong with dreaming and thinking big, bold, glorious thoughts, so long as the bills get paid and other obligations are met.
Moon in Leo.
January 8: The morning is the best time for getting things done but noontime's testy lunar opposition with Mars requires patience and second efforts. Some folks alternately blow hot and then cold. Emotions tend to be confusing. Think twice before pledging allegiance or striking out on your own. The Leo moon spends the afternoon traveling void of course. Explore your creative options. Imagine the improbable and the supposedly impossible. Shortly after sundown the moon enters Virgo where she is at odds with Saturn. Their sobering square may bring delays and obstacles, sap energy and deflate spirits. For some, turning a visionary bright idea into a tangible thing is an achievable alternate scenario.
Moon in Leo v/c 12:04PM-5:58PM Moon enters Virgo.
January 9: The Virgo moon keeps us securely tethered to workplace routines. It also facilitates improved reasoning skills and overall efficiency. Powers of discrimination are sharp. If experiences are unhealthy, this is the day to say "no," regardless of any peer pressure. Think good thoughts, eat well and do what you can to assure your own peak performance. Don't butt in and try to control partners. Let others make their own choices. Astrological indicators suggest that tonight's social contacts can lead to powerful alliances. Two heads are better than one, if the channels of communication flow freely.
Moon in Virgo.
January 10: The morning flies by, super busy and fabulously productive. Take care of work, household organizing, chores and other errands. Make important decisions while a fine aspect between the Capricorn sun and Virgo moon facilitates these and a host of other practical concerns, including shopping. The fast pace slows by lunchtime as the moon shifts into void of course mode. Afternoon sees motivation falter and energy levels drop off. Self-criticism and other judgments become less pressing. A more relaxed pace lends itself to quiet introspection. Let thoughts crystallize and dissolve, then crystallize again, then dissolve. Catch up on paperwork or reading. Meditate and use other techniques to quiet your mind. It's a perfect time to recharge your batteries.
Moon in Virgo v/c 10:45AM-12:00AM.
January 11: Everyone, no matter their age or standing, possesses some experience relevant to a current situation. A late morning lunar sextile to Saturn invites the telling of tales and thinking about lessons learned long ago or over time. It's the telling that counts. Don't just ruminate. Applied wisdom is a healing balm for many relationships. The moon is in Libra, the sign of partnering. Cooperation comes more readily when words of understanding are shared. The same planetary alignment favors looking in on elders or handling responsibilities, for example paying the bills. This is also a good day for being in touch with friends. Expect the social media scene to be busy.
Moon in Virgo v/c 12:00AM-6:57AM Moon enters Libra.
January 12: Early this morning, before sunup, fiery Mars slips into the emotionally sensitive sign of Pisces. This is akin to putting a red hot fireplace poker into a bucket of water; there's sure to be lots of hissing and steam. Do your best to stay cool as the Libra moon also faces morning challenges. A lunar opposition to Uranus is quickly followed by her square with Pluto. Some folks are irritable and quick to fly off the handle, for no apparent reason. Because the moon is positioned close to her north node, it's best to remain calm, be kind and use a conciliatory approach. Take a few deep breaths if stress levels escalate. Upbeat, more enjoyable trends build in this evening. Find something to celebrate or be grateful for.
Moon in Libra, Mars enters Pisces.
January 13: Many of us sleep peacefully through the stressful early morning last quarter moon. However, some will toss and turn restlessly, while insomniacs grow hyper alert. Dawn arrives and with it come more soothing vibrations. The Libra moon is void of course and will stay that way until evening. Many folks feel inclined to let their guard down and in doing so become more aware of their fellow inhabitants on this dear planet Earth. As fate would have it, an intriguing sextile between loving Venus and Uranus opens hearts and minds to serendipitous meetings and exchanges of new ideas. The day takes another turn after dark, when the moon enters Scorpio and aligns with Mars. Imaginations continue to percolate and bold concepts enthrall long into the night. Even the seemingly outlandish has potential.
Last Quarter Moon in Libra 4:46AM, Moon in Libra v/c 4:46AM-6:44PM Moon enters Scorpio, Venus sextile Uranus.
January 14: A predawn sextile between mental Mercury and Uranus is like the proverbial cartoon lightbulb, a harbinger of a new, possibly brilliant realization. Be sure to note nocturnal dream messages or flashes of intuition as you wake up. Later, complicated concepts and feelings become more difficult to fathom and put into words. Taking action may also be challenging with energizing Mars at odds with obstructive Saturn. The ringed planet delays but it doesn't deny us forever. Be patient. Don't lose hope. A creative plan B and/or input from a trusted advisor can be the keys that unlock the doors to eventual success.
Moon in Scorpio, Mercury sextile Uranus.
January 15: Optimism visits some but others fall victim to a heavy-handed, self-righteous or overly emotional approach this morning. Try to see the humor in an emotionally challenging situation. And remember, those who point accusatory fingers are usually unconsciously covering up their own guilt. The churning emotional seas become smoother by late morning and the afternoon ushers in a stretch of serene sailing. Enjoy having the wind at your back and feeling more composed. The sun and moon are in harmony and much can be gained or accomplished through diligence and teamwork. Tonight is quiet. Share your innermost thoughts and feelings with a loved one. Get caught up on sleep and address other personal needs.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 6:52PM-12:00AM, Mars square Saturn.
January 16: When the moon visits Sagittarius, the sign of the archer, most folks enjoy talking and thinking big. We set our sights on distant places and eagerly entertain lofty ideas and grand expectations. But today, due to astrological complications, a restrained approach is advised. The moon faces a series of tests. A conjunction with the notoriously cautious planet Saturn is first. This alone is reason to take a conservative approach. The moon is also at odds with Mars and Neptune. Judgment is clouded. A boast or bold statement can easily be taken the wrong way and have unanticipated and unwanted effects. Follow the golden rule and you'll minimize trouble. Be extra careful with valuable items and data during the afternoon. A night out with friends is great fun.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:00AM-3:01AM Moon enters Sagittarius.
January 17: Gadding about town with good friends, taking a day trip with either your significant other or the whole gang, or even just running errands promises to be a thrill ride. The action-loving Sagittarius moon is harmonizing with several planets, assuring a glorious good time can be had by all. The social indicators could hardly be better. Competitive sports are also highly enjoyable. The effervescent mood simmers down by late afternoon. The waning moon is void of course. Energy can suddenly falter. Plan to enjoy a quiet evening. Mind expanding experiences are rewarding but don't test your physical limits. It's better to rest.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 2:25PM-12:00AM.
January 18: The moon reaches the earthy realm of pragmatic Capricorn just after sunrise. Here, she naturally evokes interest in tending to family matters and various household responsibilities, as well as the time-honored ways of the past. Once the morning chores are out of the way there's time after noon to pay homage to various traditions. A visit to a museum gallery or antique shop can fill the need. So too can looking in on a hoary-headed mentor. This evening, some folks become surprisingly creative and may start new traditions. Use your imagination to advantage.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 12:00AM-7:04AM Moon enters Capricorn.
January 19: During the early morning hours, just before going void of course, the Capricorn moon reignites the tense Uranus/Pluto square. Some people sleep fitfully. In unstable geological zones, earth tremors are likely. We are at the end of both the lunar cycle and the sun's stay in Capricorn. It's normal to feel some fatigue and ennui under these circumstances. The day is best spent finishing projects, consolidating resources and taking inventory of possessions. Venus' morning opposition to Jupiter instills an element of hopefulness and this evening's conjunction of Mars and Neptune can spur some to see a dream through to completion. Whatever you choose to do today, take it slowly.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 5:51AM-12:00AM, Venus opposite Jupiter, Mars conjunct Neptune.
January 20: This morning hosts the fourth in a rare series of first degree new moons, with the sun and moon cohabiting at zero Aquarius. Once again it is time to plant seeds. In Aquarius we can easily imagine seeds as thoughts or intentions, which will be cultivated, nurtured and protected during the coming weeks. By noon the moon is in an alliance with Saturn, boding well for the endurance and eventual success of projects begun during the coming fortnight. Mental Mercury's pending retrograde begins tomorrow, so plans may require fine tuning. Never the less, it's time to stake your claim on a better future.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 12:00AM-7:59AM Moon enters Aquarius, New Moon in Aquarius 8:14AM, Sun enters Aquarius.
January 21: The future-oriented sign of Aquarius hosts the moon, sun, Mercury and Venus today. While it's natural to be thinking about tomorrow at this time of the year, Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, starts a three week long retrograde during the late morning. The direction shift could give pause, and lead some folks to review recent events as well as rethink plans. In any case, there will be plenty of ifs to ponder, and events to talk and laugh about. Jolly Jupiter, no stranger to fun and games, is also involved. Travel plans could suddenly include a return to a previously visited destination. Tonight sees love flourish. Spend time with your significant other and preferred pals.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 8:45PM-12:00AM, Mercury retrograde.
January 22: The first half of the day grinds along and at times this morning it may feel as though everything is at a standstill. Persevere. After the Pisces moon forms an exact square with unyielding Saturn during the noon hour, obstacles magically disappear. The moon then moves into a conjunction with Neptune and Mars, presaging a remarkable turnabout. The celestial trio gives liftoff to a host of visionary projects and humanitarian endeavors. Resolve to make dreams come true. Those who serve the disadvantaged are especially favored. A fine angle between the Aquarius Sun and Saturn is also forming, providing an added sense of missionary purpose and commitment to both trailblazing artists as well as humble humanitarians. Help others and you'll add points to your good karma bank account.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 12:00AM-7:48AM Moon enters Pisces.
January 23: Night owls and early birds alike may be the beneficiaries of some excellent ideas. Investing, repurposing and recycling help clear the way to greater security and productivity. By dawn the Pisces moon is losing steam as she flies void of course. Minutes may seem like hours much of the day. Energy levels dip and concentration wavers. Creative minds embark on fantastical adventures but translating far out visions into something real may be frustratingly difficult. Relax and go with the flow. Take each moment on its own terms. For now, delay important decisions, purchases and the launching of new projects.
Moon in Pisces v/c 6:13AM, Sun sextile Saturn.
January 24: Life perks up under today's waxing Aries moon. Morning activities are executed skillfully, with disciplined precision and efficiency. If you've been putting off a daunting task and feel ready to test your mettle, this is an auspicious time to give it a go. Friendly gatherings grace the afternoon hours. With the moon approaching her own south node, pleasing reunions are also likely. Some meetings may come about through unusual or surprising circumstances. Bold and adventurous spirits do well to try new things tonight.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-8:31AM Moon enters Aries.
January 25: Early morning angst may arise from trying to be too many things to too many people. The urge to break out of a rut is strong, but do so with compassion and respect for your self as well as others. Feelings may easily be hurt under the tense astrological alignments. By mid-morning the Aries moon is moving out of the danger zone and into calmer skies. Conversations and other communications elevate spirits. Being on the move, making social visits, shopping and other errands feel invigorating. Share your enthusiasm for interests and causes that matter. This is a fabulous day for learning.
Moon in Aries.
January 26: The early going is positively brilliant. The Aries moon is in harmony with Venus, making folks inwardly happy as well as delighted to see familiar faces and places. Lovers are quick to profess their affection and most relationships are unfailingly pleasant. By mid-morning the moon begins a two hour long void of course period. The slower pace feels more relaxed than disruptive but pay close attention to possessions and the work at hand. Shortly before noon the Moon enters Taurus and the slow but steady momentum of the day continues. Mixed influences are in play at day's end. Romantic hearts flutter as midnight nears but someone's stubborn streak may surface with the stressful first quarter moon. Avoid a direct confrontation. Tact and subtle suggestions are more effective ways to communicate.
Moon in Aries v/c 9:23AM-11:37AM Moon enters Taurus, First Quarter Moon in Taurus 11:48PM.
January 27: The busy stars overhead are mirrored in earthly events. As the Taurus moon plods steadily along, she forms mainly helpful alliances with other planets. Meetings and other social engagements are constructive this morning, thanks to an assist from Mars, but ironing out every last detail may prove perplexing. A noontime lunar square to retrograding Mercury could require extra patience and a thorough review of dates, times and facts. Further research is a wise investment of time. Thoughts are forward-looking tonight but don't forget the contributions of friends, or the value of teamwork. Networking can be enjoyable and help speed progress. Put technology to good use and touch base with pals and allies.
Moon in Taurus v/c 9:18PM-12:00AM, Venus enters Pisces.
January 28: The steadying Taurus moon moves in void of course fashion from the start of the day until early evening when she arrives in mercurial Gemini. As a result, much of today seems to move slowly. The usual void of course rules apply. Avoid making major purchases, investments, and decisions. Meetings are less likely to produce agreements, new ventures less likely to succeed. Be content with focusing on work already under way. On the other hand, creative projects, especially those that require imagination and tapping into the subconscious, can flourish. It's best to proceed with caution this evening, even after the moon reaches vivacious Gemini. Lay low and get some rest tonight.
Moon in Taurus v/c 12:00AM 5:36PM Moon enters Gemini, Mercury sextile Uranus.
January 29: The pre-dawn hours see some doubts and confusion but spirits, clarity and energy levels improve dramatically under the light of the rising sun. By mid-morning the day moves briskly and busily along. Minds are super sharp. Interesting encounters occur repeatedly. Information shared is engrossing, relevant and helpful. Pick the brains of friends and co-workers. An intellectual breakthrough is quite possible. Mind your manners tonight. An offhand remark could stir up trouble. Feelings are easily bruised as Venus moves into a square with Saturn. Treat loved ones tenderly, and concentrate on what you have rather than what is lacking.
Moon in Gemini.
January 30: Fortunate planetary alignments set the day off on a productive path. However, we face another lengthy void of course moon period, from early morning through midnight. With the moon in restless Gemini, expect normally subconscious thoughts and feelings to bubble up and find expression. This can lead to surprisingly out of character behavior and a number of personal realizations. Staying on track with work and other routines requires monumental willpower. Just remember to steer clear of new commitments and projects. Put off the buying of big ticket items. Concentrate on tying up loose ends as another weekend nears. Let your hair down and put your feet up tonight.
Moon in Gemini v/c 4:24AM-12:00AM, Venus square Saturn, Mars sextile Pluto, Sun conjunct Mercury.
January 31: Yes, there are detectable signs of the approaching full moon's rising pitch today. The waxing moon reaches Cancer during the wee hours of the morning and promptly engages Venus and Neptune, fostering much kindness, love, magic and healing. Movie matinees, music, museums, galleries and scenic getaways offer good times and great pleasures. Places holding rich memories posses special charm and meaning. Home-based activities are also emotionally satisfying. Host a gathering if you don't feel like being out and about. A restless wind begins to blow as the hour grows late. It could be time for a dramatic change of scenery or plans.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:00AM-2:09AM Moon enters Cancer.