With Venus, Sun, Mercury, and Pluto all in Capricorn, we could be feeling a little morose, melancholy and negative this month. And it is also the darkest time of the year. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and I just saw a very Saturnian series on HBO called Olive Kitteridge which is based on a novel by Elizabeth Strout. At one point Olive says, “I’m just waiting for my dog to die so I can shoot myself”. Bill Murray laughs as a response. The only way to deal with Saturn is humor. Most of the Comedians have Saturn on their Sun or Moon in their birth charts. So, all of you Caps out there – get your natural humor up and running this month, even though it tends toward sarcasm most of the time.
We are still under the influence of the Uranus/Pluto Square. A conflict between authority figures (Saturn in Pluto) and the urge for individual freedom (Uranus in Aries. If we use a 5-degree orb, this should fade out by May 2018.
Next year with Saturn in Cap (an earth Sign), Uranus moving into Taurus (earth sign) in May and Pluto in Capricorn (earth sign). Things may not seem as crazy. We may feel more grounded. Lynn Hayes has written a good concise forecast for 2018 here
We have two eclipses this winter -- A Lunar Eclipse on January 31 at 11 Leo and a Solar Eclipse on February 15 at 27 Aquarius. This point in your chart will get a big headlight pointed right at it.
Dates to Watch:
Jan 1 – Full Moon at 11 Cancer. The Moon is Opposite the Sun in the emotional sign of Cancer. Our feelings can go to extremes of highs or lows. This Full Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Scorpio. This is a very creative spiritual aspect.
Jan 2 – Uranus stations and moves direct at 24 Aries. If you have any personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 22 to 26 of Aries you may feel very wired today. You want to jump in the car and race. Be careful. All of us may get some jolt of inspiration this week. Uranus moving direct will activate the Uranus/Pluto square. We could witness more conflicts between the establishment and the individual.
Mars conjunct Jupiter at 17 Scorpio. You know all of the problems we have had with Jupiter in Scorpio by revealing our deepest darkest secrets; well Mars is going to give us a kick in the wrong direction. Don’t blab, don’t gossip.
Jan 9 – There is a triple conjunction in Capricorn today. The Sun is Conjunct Venus, Venus is conjunct Pluto and the Sun is conjunct Pluto all at 19 Capricorn. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 17 to 21 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, run don’t walk to your nearest astrologer. Because Venus and Pluto are involved this aspect could bring in fateful unions. This could also bring in great creativity. It’s important to see where this hits in your birth chart.
Jan 11 – Mercury enters Capricorn until January 31. Mercury is our mind and how we process information. Mercury is very grounded in Capricorn, but if there is anything Mercury hates, it is being grounded. He has the wings on his feet remember? But this is a good time to think of career, buying property and working some long hours or maybe just thinking about working long hours.
Jan 13 – Mercury Conjunct Saturn at 2 degrees of Capricorn. This is a triple dose of Saturn. You really don’t need this. Do something really hard. Build a database, review your taxes or help an elder in need.
Venus Square Uranus at 24 Capricorn/Aries. You could be a real pain today to all of the people in your family. You are full of advice that no one wants to hear.
Jan 14 – Sun Square Uranus at 24 Capricorn/Aries. Don’t get all stirred up by watching CNN. Shut off the news. You are very excitable today.
Jan 16 – New Moon at 26 Capricorn. Enough already, more Capricorn! Make an intention to live in the present this following month. Capricorn can block our vision of the future.
Jan 17 – Venus enters Aquarius until February 10. Venus is about relationships and Aquarius is kinda kinky. You figure it out. We try to rebel by picking the wackiest partner we can find, just to freak everyone out.
Jan 19 – Sun enters Aquarius until Feb 18. Finally a relief from Capricorn. If you have Aquarius rising, you will feel like a new person. All of us want to get out and circulate.
Jan 24 – Mercury Conjunct Pluto at 19 Capricorn. You think Saturn is a dark planet? Wait til you get a load of Pluto. He is the master. Keep your ideas to yourself. Don’t say Trump is doing a good job even if you think it. Pluto can bring humiliation.
Jan 26 – Mars enters Sagittarius until March 17. Mars loves it here. Mars is energy and Sagittarius is the sportswoman and the outdoorswoman.
Jan 28 – Mercury Square Uranus at 24 Capricorn/Aries. Try to stay calm. The news may come in that gets you all excited. You will tend to respond by using sarcasm.
Jan 31 – Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo. Look to see where 11 Leo falls in your birth chart. That area of life will be lit up for the next 6 months.
Check the meaning of the houses and the planets on my website www.mythiczodiac.com
Mercury enters Aquarius until February 17. Finally, Mercury is free. Here he likes unusual, innovative ideas. He is at his brightest.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Scorpio. This month he will travel from 17 to 21 degrees of Scorpio. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 17 to 21 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio types are into growth, they are always looking at ways that they could better themselves, especially emotionally and psychologically. Jupiter in Scorpio will help you with that. But, in Scorpio, he can also bring excess in all the things that are not good for you.
SATURN is in Capricorn until 2020. This month he will travel from 1 to 4 degrees of Capricorn. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 1 to 4 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Capricorn he is asking about our ambitions, our career, our work ethic. In Capricorn he is right at home and wants to build something, make plans and succeed in the outer world.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. Uranus is moving retrograde for the first 2 days of January. This month and he stays at 24 degrees of Aries. Then he moves direct, goes into Taurus on May 15. and then he turns retrograde and goes back into Aries on Aug 7 and stay in Aries the rest of 2018. We feel a need for freedom and we want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. This month he is moving from 11 to 12 degrees of Pisces. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 11 to 12 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving direct and will move from 18 to 19 degrees of Capricorn all month. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with the ascendant or personal planets at 18 or 19 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer. What needs to die in order to be reborn?
Have a good month and a great 2018.