January 2018 Astrology Forecast

The day-by-day astrology forecast for January 2018

January 1: Happy New Year to one and all! Emphasizing the dawn of the new year with celestial flair, the Cancer Moon is full today at 9:24 PM EST. The illuminating supermoon alignment includes the Capricorn Sun’s conjunction with Venus and Saturn. This is the perfect time to set priorities and solidify long range plans. Commitments made today are serious business. Sacrifices may be necessary but Saturn’s presence underscores the need to carefully prepare and patiently work towards goals. Relationships and vows that falter are probably nearing an end. Don’t dwell on losses. New opportunities are also at hand. Set intentions as you go to sleep tonight. A watery grand trine gives the power to dream true.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:00AM-3:10AM Moon enters Cancer, Full “Wolf” Moon in Cancer 9:24PM.

January 2: Dreams and visions are especially touching as the veils between various planes of existence part under a water sign grand trine. Early morning meditations may be memorable. As day breaks the Cancer Moon is ensnared in an opposition with Pluto. Feelings can become “stuck” in overly defensive or needy patterns. Adding to the morning’s edginess, and perhaps shattering some old habits, liberating Uranus resumes forward motion after five months retrograde. A lunar square to the planet of revolution follows later in the day. Re-entry into the workplace can be stressful. Stay calm and drive safely during the afternoon commute. Mellower trends arrive this evening, a good time to relax in the comfort of home.
Moon in Cancer v/c 5:46PM-12:00AM, Sun sextile Neptune, Uranus Direct.

January 3: Spirits revive under a playful Leo Moon. The more attention given to creative pursuits, the more inspired we feel. Venus’ noon hour sextile to Neptune could mark an artistic triumph, victory for a humanitarian cause or sweet surrender to love. Lunch shared with empathic or altruistic souls is sure to be a treat. Share the spotlight later in the day. Those who grow enamored solely with their own accomplishments stand to be humbled. With both the Sun and Moon in leadership signs it’s wise to remember that the best leaders make others feel great about themselves. Find ways to inspire and uplift downtrodden souls.
Moon in Cancer v/c 12:00AM-2:22AM Moon enters Leo, Venus sextile Neptune.

January 4: According to the German theosophist Rudolf Steiner, Thursday is the best day of the week for planning the future. Today’s stars wear this mantle well. The Leo Moon encourages broad outlooks early this morning. Productivity increases when distractions are minimized. Don’t get caught up in unrealistic fantasies or make oversized promises. Focus naturally sharpens by late morning. Afternoon meetings and brainstorming sessions are productive. New leads look promising. Dare to take risks. Be inventive. The Moon goes void of course shortly after sundown. A quiet evening caps the busy day. Plan to take it easy tonight.
Moon in Leo v/c 6:10PM-12:00AM.

January 5: The Capricorn Sun is riding through the heavens in close proximity to Venus. The pairing lends a certain grace to these cold days of winter. Look for beauty, love and wonder in everyday matters. During the wee hours of the morning the Moon arrives in detail-oriented Virgo. Nervous night owls embark on ambitious missions. Many succeed in putting their world in better working order. At dawn a resolute lunar trine to Saturn mobilizes devotion to caring for others as well as meeting the various challenges of the day. Perfectionism is a strong motivator. Momentum very gradually ebbs throughout the day. Guilty pleasures and other diversions are difficult to resist tonight. Let your imagination roam freely, heed intuitive impressions but be extra careful if you’re traveling late tonight.
Moon in Leo v/c 12:00AM-3:12AM Moon enters Virgo.

January 6: This jam-packed day sees the Virgo Moon follow a busy schedule. Lunar aspects to other planets are plentiful and for the most part, harmonious. Household chores and health related activities are favored. A scintillating social scene can also be expected. It’s a fine time to expand your network of friends. Mercury’s evening trine to Uranus expands psychic and intuitive powers just as fiery Mars overtakes Jupiter. Anything seems possible. Opinions are expressed with passionate conviction. Learn about the latest newsworthy events, cutting edge technology and groundbreaking ideas. After a good deal of excitement, energy levels fade a couple of hours before midnight when the Moon goes void of course.
Moon in Virgo v/c 9:51PM-12:00AM, Mars conjunct Jupiter.

January 7: A void of course Virgo Moon is conducive to a restful night. If observed, subconscious flights of fancy and inner promptings can be instructive. Dawn sees the Moon enter Libra, increasing awareness of and concern for others. The rules of fair play are on many minds. A late morning lunar square with Saturn highlights the delicate balance needed to both get things done and maintain congenial partnerships. Some projects are best tackled solo. Teamwork may involve skillful diplomacy and compromise, consuming precious time and energy. Delegate authority so as to take advantage of each other’s skill sets. Be quick to accentuate positives later in the day.
Moon in Virgo v/c 12:00AM-7:14AM Moon enters Libra.

January 8: A flurry of planetary activity brightens the start of the working week. Optimism is fueled by the Sun’s conjunction with Venus and, as both stars are happily engaging Jupiter, there are numerous blessings and pleasures to savor. Love flourishes. An abundance of good will is present. Additionally, Mars and Pluto encourage and empower problem solvers. Work with partners. Thorny personal and professional issues can be addressed and successfully resolved. The best time to negotiate is through mid-afternoon. The nettlesome first quarter Libra Moon raises red flags this evening. Self-awareness and compassion for others help ease stresses.
Moon in Libra, Last Quarter Moon in Libra 5:25PM, Sun sextile Jupiter, Venus sextile Jupiter, Mars sextile Pluto.

January 9: Today’s stars are hot stuff. Fittingly, Tuesday is fiery Mars’ day of the week and the red planet is in the thick of the celestial action. We begin with a potent conjunction of the Capricorn Sun, Venus and Pluto, testimony to the endless power of love to heal and transform. The waning Moon is in socially savvy Libra. There is lots to think and talk about this morning. Listen attentively as the news may offer advantages. After a few lethargic early afternoon hours the Moon enters Scorpio. This celestial “reboot” is followed by a fine sextile angle between Venus and Mars. Detente between the sexes advances cooperative efforts. Socializing is smooth and easy. Put the expertise of partners to good use tonight.
Moon in Libra v/c 11:12AM-3:05PM Moon enters Scorpio, Sun conjunct Venus, Venus conjunct Pluto, Sun conjunct Pluto, Venus sextile Mars.

January 10: Night owls receive a boost from the Sun and Mars. Burning the midnight oil can be advantageous. Moods remain introverted under the Scorpio Moon. Much of what is felt remains private, at least until early afternoon when the Moon is in a trine with Neptune. Then, a slip of the tongue or caring gesture can reflect true intentions. You may need to read between the lines as mental Mercury prepares to exit Sagittarius. Opinions can be rooted in the past rather than reflect the present. Don’t jump to conclusions. It’s okay to sit with mysteries and ponder. Mercury is only now leaving the shadow point that marked the beginning of last month’s retrograde.
Moon in Scorpio, Sun sextile Mars.

January 11: Minutes after midnight winged Mercury arrives in pragmatic Capricorn. Mental toughness is enhanced. The Scorpio Moon is busy during the overnight period. A series of empowering alignments make the early morning fruitful. Schedule important meetings and strategy sessions during the first part of the day. By late morning the Moon is void of course. Moods grow more inward-looking as certainty and energy waver. Stick with routine responsibilities during the second half of the day. Avoid making new starts, major purchases and consequential decisions. Subconscious undercurrents can be detrimental to objective planning but a fertile medium for enhanced personal awareness.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 9:53AM-12:00AM, Mercury enters Capricorn.

January 12: During the wee hours of the morning the waning crescent Moon enters Sagittarius. Fanning the flames of free speech and thinking, the lack of planetary aspects creates space for independent inquiry. Searches for truth can be useful. However, an imminent conjunction of Mercury and Saturn, the third in a series that started November 28, 2017, encourages clear-headed scrutiny of essential commitments, pertinent facts, key goals and core values. Know your own mind. Be realistic. Avoid the treacherous slopes of self-criticism. Make the best possible choices with the information you know is trustworthy and let that be good enough.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:00AM-2:04AM Moon enters Sagittarius.

January 13: Realism and idealism are in stiff competition during the early part of the day. Indisputable facts can occasion important realignments among friends and allies, as well as adversaries. New priorities are likely to emerge. Because both the Sun and Venus are at odds with Uranus, weekend plans are likely to change. In the interest of safety, refrain from taking necessary risks. Be ready to respond to unexpected developments. Some improvising is likely to be required. Under the waning Sagittarius Moon it’s important to stay faithful to personal principles and ethics, especially if events become chaotic.
Moon in Sagittarius, Mercury conjunct Saturn, Venus square Uranus.

January 14: Like a proverbial “in-no hurry” Sunday driver, the Sagittarius Moon spends most of the day ambling void of course. Well-Intentioned souls and natural born dreamers follow suit. Relax and enjoy the mellow vibes. By mid-afternoon the day has new twists in store. The Moon reaches earthy Capricorn where she finds dour Saturn awaiting. The duo enhances ties to family members and long time, loyal friends. Worries can also weigh heavily. The Capricorn Sun then forms a testing square with Uranus, shattering illusions and causing some to question authority figures, their elders, rules and regulations. Spirits long to feel free. Let go of fears and unreasonable burdens. Consider alternative realities. Change can be for the better. As one commitment is abandoned, another more fulfilling option is likely to appear.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 3:48AM-2:42PM Moon enters Capricorn, Sun square Uranus.

January 15: Jupiter is in a timely sextile with Pluto on this last day of the lunar cycle. We are reminded of fundamental truths and guiding principles and empowered to act on them. Standing up for what is right may be a necessity. Six of the ten major planets are in earthy Capricorn, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Pluto. Manage resources and investments. Make ready for manifesting grand ambitions and long held dreams. Care in planning is essential to future successes but the cosmic tide is out under a darkened, waning Moon. Hold off on setting sail with major initiatives until tomorrow’s New Moon or your boat is likely to get stuck in mud. Instead, keep your attention on finishing projects.
Moon in Capricorn, Jupiter sextile Pluto.

January 16: Buoyed by sextiles to Jupiter and Mars, the Capricorn Moon favors networking with partners, investors, mentors and spiritual guides. The agreeable climate for cooperation reaches its peak during the afternoon. Schedule meetings before late-afternoon when a lunar square to Uranus can throw the best laid plans into question. An unforeseen complication could arise. Don’t get discouraged. Rise to the challenge. Tonight’s Capricorn new Moon is close by Venus, an omen of prosperity and eventual success. One key to a favorable outcome is persistence. Another is staying calm and adapting to changing circumstances as becomes necessary.
Moon in Capricorn, New Moon in Capricorn 9:17PM.

January 17: A long ago lover or friend is likely to come to mind or make a surprise appearance. Such an event can have a positive impact on current relationships. Learn from past mistakes and don’t hesitate to implement corrective behavior. A word of thanks is a gift. Express your gratitude. Everyone appreciates being acknowledged. Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, transitions from stodgy Capricorn into visionary Aquarius this evening. Friendlier ties are promised. The importance of friends, community and collective efforts grows clearer in coming weeks. The impact and power of an organized group is far greater than its individual parts.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 1:30AM-3:32AM Moon enters Aquarius, Venus enters Aquarius.

January 18: Long time friends, as well as those who have shared many lifetimes together may fall into reveries of remembrance. The Aquarius Moon is conjunct her own south node today, the symbolic point of karma. Look with interest at the current state of your relationships. What goes around comes around. If change is desirable, clear intention is an important component. A lunar square to Jupiter could open doors of insight or in less evolved souls, trigger excessive egotism. Travel the middle path. Respond to the needs of others but stay within limits that feel comfortable. Don’t expect to fill every need or solve every problem.
Moon in Aquarius.

January 19: Pace yourself and drive carefully if you’re up and out the door before dawn. After a tough early morning square to Mars, the Aquarius Moon sails void of course, without making another aspect until mid-afternoon. Wishing to be somewhere, anywhere else is seductive as mental Mercury is also forming a sextile with fantastical Neptune. Those who have work to attend to need to be vigilant. Focus. Keep life simple. By late afternoon the Moon reaches Pisces and a new activity cycle is under way. Arty amusements are enjoyable. The company of pals adds to the fun as the Sun enters sociable Aquarius tonight. Tip your hat or raise your glass to time-tested alliances and friendships.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 6:52AM-3:26PM Moon enters Pisces, Mercury sextile Neptune, Sun enters Aquarius.

January 20: With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets of cold, snow and ice. A lunar conjunction with mysterious Neptune inspires artists and the appreciation of mother nature’s handiwork. Political idealism is also nourished, born of the sense that we are all truly one. Evening gatherings are friendly, chat-filled affairs. Spend time with stimulating, informed and thoughtful friends.
Moon in Pisces.

January 21: The Aquarius Sun and Venus continue to journey in tandem. Their ongoing conjunction supports a loving engagement of life and others. This is an appropriate time to check in with old and new friends. A morning trine between the Pisces Moon and Jupiter fast tracks messages across great distances. Travelers also benefit as the way forward is made clear. After noon the Moon and Mars link up in another harmonious trine. Ambitious souls enjoy outdoor activities. Coordinating efforts with partners proves an effective strategy. Gut hunches are good sources of guidance. Follow the energy. Do whatever makes you feel more alive. Cook, create, practice an art or engage in transformational growth work. By evening the Moon is void of course and energy levels decline. Rest, relax and prepare for the coming work week.
Moon in Pisces v/c 8:13PM-12:00AM.

January 22: An hour before dawn the waxing Aries Moon aligns with the Aquarius Sun to give early birds liftoff. Progress could be briefly interrupted when a lunar square with Saturn soon follows. Expect delays during the morning commute. A secondary route could be the best choice. Likewise, a redesigned work strategy may be necessary. Midday brings fellowship and cooperation. The Moon is making nice with Venus. Meetings have great promise. This is a fabulous juncture for reaching agreements that benefit all parties. Socializing is thoroughly enjoyable. Devote time and attention to shoring up ties with friends and business associates. Teamwork is quietly efficient and effective.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-1:27AM Moon enters Aries.

January 23: A series of testing lunar aspects gives pause. Be open to changing your mind, revisiting and adjusting plans. The Aries Moon is at odds with Mercury and Pluto. A proverbial “sure thing” could suddenly become a liability. While tenacity is admirable in this case stubbornness adds to difficulties. Input from partners and co-workers can miraculously transform an awkward or untenable situation. As the hour grows late the chances of a breakthrough idea increase. The Moon is overtaking Uranus, the planet of sudden, unpredictable change. Thinking may follow an uncharted course. Hints and guidance can come in strange and unusual ways. Try something out of the ordinary. It could be a stroke of genius.
Moon in Aries v/c 11:16PM-12:00AM.

January 24: Obsessive personalities bear down under the conjunction of Mercury and Pluto. People, situations and things are subject to intense scrutiny. What we focus on is magnified so use your mind wisely. Concentrate on solutions rather than insurmountable obstacles. The conjunction can be a major plus for research and detective work. The midday period is fertile. A fortuitous mid-afternoon trine from the Taurus Moon to Saturn favors the constructive use of resources and skills. Early evening’s last quarter Moon phase could arouse more than one stubborn streak. Watch out for passive/aggressive behavior. Cultivate inner contentment and let others fend for themselves tonight.
Moon in Aries v/c 12:00AM-8:39AM Moon enters Taurus, First Quarter Moon in Taurus 5:20PM, Mercury conjunct Pluto.

January 25: If you wake up with the travel bug, excited by dreams of exotic locales, you may want to hop online. Mercury is sextile Jupiter. These are the two travel planets and their friendly engagement signals a green light for curious adventurers. Plan a trip, check out fare rates and flight availabilities or read up about a place you want to visit. All types of learning experiences are encouraged. Practical affairs are soon front and center. Responsibilities are deftly dispensed with, especially during the afternoon hours. Taking care of business continues to be a natural pursuit into the evening and beyond. Combine work and pleasure tonight and you’ll likely get satisfying results.
Moon in Taurus v/c 10:17PM-12:00AM, Mercury sextile Jupiter.

January 26: Even though it’s waxing, the Taurus Moon is void of course this morning. Interest can be tough to sustain under the celestial circumstances. Mars’ early morning arrival into Sagittarius inspires some scholars and theorists. Creative thinking can be impressive. The day takes on a second life during the noon hour when the Moon enters restless Gemini. A “you can’t always get what you want” lunar opposition with Mars quickly follows. Patience and decorum are advised. Hasty moves and thoughtless words are more likely to be liabilities than keys to success. Slow your pace and deal with current challenges. Evening brings smooth going. A gathering of friends unfolds happily.
Moon in Taurus v/c 12:00AM-12:40PM Moon enters Gemini.

January 27: The energized, waxing Gemini Moon forms morning trines to the Sun and Venus. These cheerful alignments promote inner composure and happiness. A more challenging lunar square with Neptune cautions against carelessness with items of value. Checking the weather forecast is also a good idea. The remainder of the day is a low key affair but an approaching square between Mercury and Uranus should raise some alarms. Intuition can be notably sporadic, veering from on to off the mark repeatedly. Unexpected changes can cause frustrated folks to revert to immature or rebellious antics. Remember, what most people do and say reveals more about them than it does about their actual circumstances.
Moon in Gemini.

January 28: A square between mental Mercury and Uranus dominates the early morning hours. The tense standoff can lead to sleeplessness, indigestion and other anxiety-related symptoms. The skies are calmer when dawn breaks. Moods feel more composed. Make up your morning as you go along. Improvise, invent and explore. Introspection is favored, especially with an approaching eclipsed supermoon, the second full Moon of the month. Personal discoveries can be profound and dramatically alter future events. The Moon reaches Cancer during the early afternoon. A lunar opposition to Saturn follows. Home and family responsibilities can feel burdensome. Fatigue may be a factor tonight. Be sure to get enough rest and relaxation.
Moon in Gemini v/c 5:39AM-1:57PM Moon enters Cancer, Mercury square Uranus.

January 29: A fantastic trine between the Cancer Moon and mystical Neptune adds magic to morning events. Ordinary activities may take on mystical qualities. Empathy is notable. Hearts go out to struggling souls, stray puppies and all underdogs. After noon the Moon engages Pluto and Jupiter. Contrasting aspects send mixed messages. The lunar opposition to Pluto sets some couples to butting heads. Her trine with Jupiter invites other partners to re-evaluate situations and confidently come up with new game plans. Putting the good of colleagues on at least an equal footing with your own concerns assures a favorable outcome.
Moon in Cancer.

January 30: Tiptoe through the morning hours. Be prepared to adapt, adjust and improvise on the fly. The Cancer Moon is forming testing angles with Uranus and Mercury. Much is in flux. Old ways of thinking are insufficient for meeting current challenges. Attitudes may change in a flash. Clarify your thoughts and make opinions known as noon nears. Two quiet midday hours follow. The early afternoon sees the Moon enter Leo, setting the stage for tomorrow’s dramatic supermoon eclipse. Things begun the week before an eclipse rarely go as planned. This evening’s normally decisive lunar trine to Mars isn’t enough to overcome the uncertainties. Be ready with alternate plans.
Moon in Cancer v/c 11:40AM-1:53PM Moon enters Leo.

January 31: Shazam! The “blue” full Moon in Leo is an eclipsed supermoon, exact at 8:27AM. To make matters even more interesting the Moon is conjunct her own north node, the symbolic point of life’s pathway forward. The opposing Aquarius Sun is conjunct Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. A gathering of clans is under way. New coalitions, devoted to the full, free and dignified expression of empowering creativity are being formed. Pursue the passions of your life. Seek stout-hearted, like-minded souls who can assist you in attaining your goals. Mental Mercury’s entry into Aquarius supports networking and visionary thinking. Under an eclipse the route forward is uncertain. Follow your heart and be prepared to take the road less traveled.
Moon in Leo, Full “Blue” Moon in Leo/Lunar Eclipse 8:27AM, Mercury enters Aquarius.