Important Dates: January 1, New Year’s Day; January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; and January 31, Lunar Eclipse in Leo.
Ever hear the expression, “Once in a blue moon?” A blue moon is when a month has two full moons which seems to come around every year and a half.
Remember, as I say every January, the astrological dates may be different for each sun sign than your original birth sign. Every year, a few signs move one day before or after the date of particular signs the year before. You are still the sun sign you were originally born.
New Year, New Beginnings
Every New Year’s Eve most people make up a list of New Year resolutions. Many of them are a testimony to the intent of the individual. I will eat more healthily; I will be kinder to everyone. I will be patient; I will help out with more charities and/or church outreach programs, etc.
Think of New Year as a virgin chart or map that can take many unexpected turns; it can have highways, interstates, small town dirt roads with one light or cities with a stop light at every block. You pave the way for your life to unfold in the New Year. Saying you are going to do this or that is very commendable, but most resolutions don’t last more than two weeks. These are your goals or aspirations to make yourself a better person, but many resolutions are a complete turnaround to who you truly are. It’s kind of hard to keep on that new unexplored road. Why not just let the year unfold before you and then deal with each opportunity or challenge as it comes along. We really don’t know what changes or obstacles lie ahead of us, but the only thing that can define us as a positive person is how we react to the situation that is unraveling around is. Will you freak out? Will you blame others? Will you be there for someone who needs your guidance or help or will you just let them drown in the negative circumstances around them and walk away? The New Year is like baby energy. Everything is new, everything is a different experience. You learn by dealing with each instance or circumstance individually and then learn through experience as to whether it was a positive or negative event that you would want to repeat or not. You can gently coax life into a specific direction or towards a particular outcome, but it is rare that you can totally change the whole experience.
Don’t try to drastically change yourself. You are you for a reason. You may wish to alter one or two of your more negative qualities, if you’d like, but the New Year gives you new reasons and fresh ideas about what you may wish to have in your future and what you may wish to avoid. Start there first and then plan on being the best person you can be and that’s all you need to do to enjoy your 2018 New Year. Happy New Year to all.
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE, SIGN, MINUTES||TIME|
|Full Moon||01||11 Cancer 38||09:24 PM|
|Last Quarter||08||18 Libra 36||05:25 PM|
|New Moon||16||26 Cap 54||09:17 PM|
|First Quarter||24||04 Taurus 53||05:20 PM|
|Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse||31||11 Leo 37||08:27 AM|
|Planets in the morning sky||Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn from the 8th.|
|Planets in the night sky||None.|
|Retrogrades||Uranus goes direct on the 3rd.|
|The sun will go into Aquarius on the 19th.|
ARIES – March 20 – April 18
There will be some unexpected surprises during the New Year month. Expect everything and you won’t be surprised when it happens. Partnerships need a romantic boost and perhaps some more activity in whichever way the two of you have fun. Get out and enjoy yourselves. Even though the holidays have been exhausting, you two need alone time together. Work will continue to go well and friends will be as supportive as ever. Try to do some new things such as writing, artwork, crafting, or attending a few new classes on new subjects you always wanted to try.
TAURUS – April 18 – May 19
There is so much you want to do and you don’t know what to do first. First off, relax and chill now that the holidays are behind you. Spending time with family and friends for the holidays were exhausting, but you had a great time renewing old friendships and catching up on family happenings. Being mindful of your budget would be a good thing since you may have spent a bit more money than you had anticipated on holiday gifts and travel. Some issues with your partner may overwhelm or confuse you, but don’t jump to conclusions. Everything will work out for the best interest of the two of you.
GEMINI – May 20 – June 20
Getting finances in order would be a good task for the New Year. Start saving a little bit extra, if possible, and pay down those credit cards or store charges. You don’t need that kind of pressure hanging over your head. In the meantime, get back into your studies, whether it’s research for formal education or personal curiosity. Teaching some of the subjects you know well will bring in some additional income that will be a blessing. Writing, sewing, crocheting or art would be perfect pastimes for those cold winter nights. Get those creative juices flowing again. Getting close with family and friends will help you to deal with the winter easier and force to get you out of the house.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
Home life becomes more important now even though things have slowed down after the holidays. You may want to redecorate your home or think about indoor painting to change the feel of your home. More time is spent with your partner and children and you will have more time to go out to lunch or dinner and find out what they have been up to. Your career may be a bit demanding, but with some shifting of priorities, you will have all the time you need to be with the ones you love. Some minor issues with your partner may make you a bit stressed, but it will be short lived. Taking care of yourself and what you need for the new year is of major importance.
LEO – July 22 – August 22
It’s time to stop worrying about others and take care of yourself, your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Friends look to you for guidance, but it would be so nice if you could talk to others about your issues for a change. You hold too much negativity inside from everyone telling you their sad stories. Release this negative energy by prayer, burning white sage or meditation. You need to attract more positive energy now and do not need to be constantly surrounded by negative vibrations or people. Extensive changes are going on within you. Deal with the things in your life that make sense to you and that you want to follow or do. Now is the time to start fresh in making others know that you will help when you can, but you may not always be available because you are taking care of yourself for a change.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 21
After all the pressures of the holidays and you wanting everything to go perfectly, it is a time to relax and replenish your energy. It is also a time to seriously take care of your health and that might include a yearly physical if you have been putting it off or getting a symptom looked at by a health care professional. Delve back into metaphysics or esoterica. Organize your thoughts in a journal which would be helpful in understanding some things you have gone through. Taking note of your dreams would also be helpful. It seems you are looking for answers and this may help. Spirituality is at the forefront of the year for you so make the most of it.
LIBRA – September 22 – October 22
What a lucky time for you. Things are going in a very good direction and can only get better. Even if life throws you some curve balls, you will come through them just fine. Partnerships are important now so make sure you are tending to the one you love. If not in a relationship, this may be the perfect opportunity to make your intention known to the universe that you want a romantic significant other that would be in both your best interests. You are ready to have a serious relationship, so keep the door open on that issue. You may be trying to reinvent yourself and may want to spice up your life with a makeover, new hairdo, new hair color or new makeup. Go for it. It’s fun to make these little changes as they give us a new spark to attract others to you.
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
This is a perfect time to get all of your priorities in order. You may be doing more thinking than doing at this time, but when your list of things to do is completed, you will be motivated to start getting things done. Good luck is blessing you now in relationships and anything that you have a partner in, whether it is with family, friends or co-workers. A collaboration would have positive results. Share your ideas at work and with those closest to you and accept help in making them come to fruition. This is a time to shine, so think about what you really want to do in this new year and start making plans to make them come true.
SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20
After the holidays, organize your finances and it would be to your benefit to save more than you have in the past. You never know when that rainy day will appear and you will be prepared. Also, update your important papers, bank accounts, wills and life insurances for revised beneficiaries so that your wishes will be carried out when the time rolls around. It seems to be a time where you may be misunderstood so be sure that everyone understands your intent. Small quarrels might arise from misunderstandings, so be sure that doesn’t happen and be very clear about what you mean. Many unexpected changes in your way of thinking or your belief systems may be confusing at first, but all will make sense to you and you will be happy with the results.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18
So much energy around you and so little time! You want to do everything and try new things and get out of a rut you may have recently felt that you were in. New energy for in-depth study, putting your whole being into new subjects or areas of life, and just enjoying yourself is at hand. You may even feel the need to improve your romantic relationship or look for one as this is the time when things in this area seem very important to you. Taking things more seriously than before is also a change that you will feel, not that you haven’t been serious about life before, but you are more aware of what you want to accomplish to make your life complete and you are ready to do what it takes.
AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17
So much is going around you. You have been in a whirlwind that you haven’t had time to take a breath and do anything for yourself. This is a good time to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your goals and dreams for the upcoming year. Start handling one small personal thing at a time and you will be surprised at how much you will have accomplished within a week, month or year. Other areas, such as work, will continue to be busy, but it seems you have a handle on it. Just be sure to leave work at a normal hour from time to time, you do need a personal life as well. Perhaps deciding on getting a romantic partner who would be a good influence on you to have some fun. It’s just a thought, but one that I think would make you happy and look forward to the new year.
PISCES – February 18 – March 19
There is a lot of energy focusing on secrets, hidden truths and perhaps some people who are outright lying to you, so double check information gotten from others before you make decisions based on their half-truths. Gossip will only get you into trouble now, so use your intellect to squash rumors no matter how juicy they seem. If not, they will come back to haunt you in some way. Spirituality may have recently been pushed to the side. Perhaps meditation or prayer would also be a good way of getting back into your belief system. Be sure you are getting enough rest and eating properly so that your health stays satisfactory. If you feel some additional exercise is warranted, by all means, add that to your 2018 goals.
Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years. Call 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology phone reading or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. Please visit her websites: www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com