January 2018 — Wave of the Future!
By Gwynne Mayer
Resolution: “It is not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.”
– Stephen Covey
This coming year should be celebrated with a different and more peaceful understanding of our immediate environment and those around us who are living in ‘chaos’ and striving to know more stable conditions. We need to remain sensitive to the ever changing needs of our immediate world as it connects with the larger picture, worldwide. We are merging the inner masculine and inner feminine in ourselves and it is coming through our dreams and meditations in ways that are meaningful and helpful in understanding how we create our external environment. Inner creates ‘outer’ and not the other way around! I will repeat some hints from last month that might be helpful in creating the world you want to live in!
…setting firm boundaries (say ‘no’ to those who drag you down.)
…refusing to engage in gossip
…using our ‘thinking’ processes to find logic in situations
…meditating at least an hour throughout the day, even if it is fifteen minutes at a time.
…realizing that you are a ‘soul’ and not attaching to your ego/personality to fix a situation…your soul is pure as it is!
Upcoming Astrological Events for January, 2018
…January 1 – Cancer Full Moon – Supermoon (a Full or New Moon that is on its closest trajectory to Earth.)
…January 2 – Uranus turns direct in Aries! Fire signs on the move and moving full force ahead!
…January 16 – New Moon and time to get those ideas you had in November to move forward.
…January 31 – Full Moon in Aquarius, Blue Moon, Supermoon – A major turning point for many Air and Fire Signs.
A Note: Saturn has moved into the sign of Capricorn and is stabilizing or creating conflict with those born between December 22-27. This year will be a year of ‘re-creation’ and weeding out what you don’t need.
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for January:
Aries — You have a more stable outlook for the New Year, as situations may either begin or end based on how much change you are willing to bear! You have had to make changes in your health, in partnerships, in career and now it is time to capitalize on investments, both in energy and in monies you have spent in the past few years. Looking at monetary investments should equate to the amount of time you have spent laboring over the money you have made. Be wise about this and do not think, for one minute, that you can now see clearly! You must change your perception of how you create your environment to give you what you want and deal with the underlying and often ‘unconscious’ attitude that rebels agains stability. Do you even want to go there?
Taurus — Reevaluate your relationships in the year 2018 and see what you have in front of you, what you are living with, who you are intimate with, etc. You will find that your pleasure and comfort is in the very people you are committed to and you will make the most of it. Your future in this regard is very positive in this New Year. You are a loving and tender soul and have learned much about intimacy and being truthful with yourself and those close to you. Make this last and your year will look much brighter. You might also find that there are ways of making your career, your passion and the money available to do that will be at your fingertips. Just don’t exaggerate what you think you are worth, but live by your passion for what you do! This might be the most difficult plan of all!
Gemini — You have focused so much on what your intellect tells you to do that you have left your heart and your more instinctual feelings out of the equation. Now, it is time for you to face your own truth and do not ‘double speak’ in your inner chatter so that you remain confused. You are intelligent but need to spend more time with what your heart wants. Money is also a big issue in this year as you move forward. You can either make a great deal of money or fritter it away depending on what you have budgeted and how strictly you stay with your budget. My advice is for you to have a ‘plan’ and not just one that depends on ‘others’ to help you fulfill. After all, this is your life and you need to take charge!
Cancer — This year needs some structural changes as in home, career and relationships in general. You are a sensitive and kind person, but you get overly sensitive and then enable others to constantly ‘depend on you’ for nurturance and guidance. It is time for you to help yourself with this as it has become tiring to those close to you; watching what you are doing to yourself to isolate yourself. Take charge of the issues that you keep burying and not discussing as this can be a very transformative year for you in all walks of life. You will gain a great deal of material wealth and we don’t want to see you deprive yourself of emotional wealth as well. Make sure to limit your addictions and pay close attention to disciplines for your health!
Leo — You have learned some tough lessons last year, in regards to setting boundaries and creating a space just for ‘you’. It is now time to pay even closer attention to your health and happiness and ignore some of the more emotional dramas that keep reoccurring in your life to distract you from your own purposes and goals. Sometimes instead of overreacting, you simply ‘stuff it’…the emotional turmoil remains in your inner life and others may never be able to see the real you. You need to hear others honor you with appreciation and gratitude for having you in their lives. Until you hear that from those close to you, you might want to stay closer to an environment that shows that gratitude and honoring in ways that you can see, hear and feel! Words don’t mean much to a Leo when they can sense and feel into the way people around them create superficiality. You have much to be thankful for so enjoy!
Virgo — Life can be either confusing or predictable for you in the New Year. You can make that call and sense when you feel imbalanced at an emotional, physical and intellectual level. Your sense of ‘what is’ is always right on, with a bit of worry and fretting that occurs as you spend time distracting yourself with others worries and dramas. This tends to cause you all sorts of pain and distress and it is the simple matter of ‘you cannot control what others do and feel, no matter what you say or do.’ We know that you think that you can make a difference and you can! Please do not spend more time with others concerns to the detriment of your own health and welfare. You have tremendous analytical skills and can even write some of your ideas and concerns down in a way that can be heard. Try to keep a journal this year and you might be surprised at your own phenomenal understanding of life!!
Libra — Libra will begin the year a bit better off than last year having made the changes and necessary adjustments to partnerships, both in career and in intimate connections. Change is not something that most Librans want, however balance should be sought after no matter what. Change abounds in the partnership corner and it may be this year that enlightens you as to what inner changes need to be made in order for the external changes to be adjusted. Your inner world is sometimes fraught with confusion and inner chatter that distracts you from your ‘mission in life’. It is now time for you to make conscious that which has been unconscious and to make needed adjustments without always having to consider your external environment. You are highly intelligent and capable of making these creative leaps and it is time for this to occur. Create an environment of beauty and peace around your personal life and you will see what happens!!!
Scorpio — Scorpio can make great strides this year with Jupiter in its sector, a planet of expansion and sometimes unsettling changes that demand expansion when conservative sides of Scorpio take over. Watch for these issues in your immediate environment, your living conditions and possible surgical procedures that are needed but not life-threatening. You have had to pull in your purse strings this year and make a budget for yourself, so I hope that is working for you. If not, you need to plan on paying off all debts and preparing to make even more material gains than ever before. The debts are getting to you and the unpredictability of your environment doesn’t help matters any. You have some creative juices flowing so make the most of them and pay attention to your ‘sacred space’ in order to foster the true creator on the inner world of the Scorpio. Time to write, draw, create in all areas!
Sagittarius — Sagittarius has had a few blocks in energies that keep you unsettled, however those blocks are removed and energies will be flowing smoothly and in a way that allows you to see your own inner manifestations and how those have affected your insights and your plans in the past. Now it is time for clarity and a purpose driven life, one that you can manage and accept the material and creative gains in the very near future. Some issues of a spiritual nature are occuring around home and those in the home. Do not let these issues drain you at an emotional level and see them for ‘what they are’. It is time for you to pay attention to what ‘you have created’ and let the underlying emotional issues of others handle themselves. You cannot solve their problems nor can you aid in them achieving their purposes in life. You have the ‘GO’ for your own!
Capricorn — Capricorns are looking at taking care of health concerns and niggly issues that keep showing up as reminders. Good diet and exercise will help you get started for the New Year 2018. Your external environment and pleasures will change once you make a connection to your ‘inner world’ and the confusion you sometimes go through. You need more clarity and less confusion. Do not buy into the dramas around you as you have plenty of your own to deal with. This is a year also to show your family how much they have meant to you and start working with ‘family matters’ and less with social concerns. You have a creative urge that also needs to be fulfilled and you can do this in the privacy of your own space rather than ‘group projects’. The groups may distract you from your real purpose and managing your homelife and the changes that are occuring there are very important.
Aquarius — Aquarius must look reality in the face at this time and move forward in a realistic and organized manner. That means to start getting all of your finances and long term goals in a manageable condition so that you can pay attention to that brilliant inner life of yours. You might even think of having a second shot at another career, one that you have never considered before. I think that surprise is ‘waiting in the wings’ and it might be time to entertain yourself with some new ideas and new travels that will enliven your life in ways you have never thought possible. You do have an inner rebel that sometimes makes more problems for you than you can contend with …break up those unconscious habits and you will see that others will be there to help you out. You have earned your personal freedom and your highly individual lifestyle!
Pisces — Pisces is having one insightful realization after another and this has helped create more clarity in your life. You have an ability to see through the clouds and the conditions that have caused you stress so don’t let this clarity drive you back into your cave. Keep it up! You often let romantic ideas of the old days and nostalgia cloud your visions, but this is not necessary as you have learned that your boundaries also get clouded when you let these dramas take over. Your boundaries are your ‘saving grace’ and need to be honored about all else. You cannot be pulled in every direction and then expect others to know and be sensitive to your needs and expectations. You can only be ‘effective with issues that are in your control’ and that boils down to you taking care of you and paying attention to your dreams and your insights! You are a creative and healing individual so let that light shine forth and shower others with your energies….not necessarily your words!