The Moon waxes from the 1st to the 9th and from the 24th to the 31st: good for starting new projects. The Moon wanes from the 9th to the 24th: good for finishing projects and tying up loose ends.
The Moon of the 24th occurs in Aquarius, your 4th Solar House. Home, family and psychological issues are clarified as the month progresses. The Moon of the 9th (a Lunar Eclipse) occurs in Cancer, your 9th Solar House, bringing on long-term changes in your world view, religious thinking and educational goals.
With the planetary momentum overwhelmingly forward and with Mars in your own Sign all month, it’s going to be tough to get you to slow down. Yet you should – especially after the 20th.
You’re chomping at the bit, feeling impatient, in a rush to get things done and achieve goals. This is understandable, but patience with the various obstructions that come up will do more for you than blind force. The obstructions are going to make the final result more perfect.
With most of the planets in the western sector of your chart this is a month for compromise, consensus and getting the cooperation of other people. It is a time for seeing things from the perspective of others.
Yet, with Mars in your own Sign, supercharging your hormones, this is not an easy thing to do. You are so sure you are right, so sure of your own position that anything else seems inane and nonsensical. Energy is best directed towards exercise and fitness goals, rather than self-assertion or power struggles with others.
Between 70 and 80 per cent of the planets are below the horizon. Your 4th House of Home and family is the single most powerful House in the Horoscope.
The message is clear: focus on your family responsibilities and let career issues go for a while. Work on finding your point of emotional harmony – and staying there. Feeling right will lead to doing right in due course. This is a month of great psychological progress and illumination.
Dealing with feelings is going to take all your intelligence and courage. They are volatile and unstable. But through this there is learning and growth.
The Lunar Eclipse of January 9th is kind to you. It signals change in your religious life – perhaps your religious affiliations – and issues dealing with higher education.
Students could change schools or areas of study this month, or make other important changes in their education.
Your most important areas of life this month are: communication and intellectual interests; home, family and domestic issues.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this month are: religion, philosophy, higher education, foreign affairs and travel, personal transformation, sex and helping others prosper, creativity, children, fun.
Health needs to be watched after the 20th. The main danger is overwork or power struggles with other people. There is a tendency to bite off more than you can chew.
Listen to your body.
Finances are strong and will get stronger after the 20th. Family members and bosses are supporting your financial goals and providing financial opportunities. Love is of the fun and games variety this month.
As long as you enjoy these things for what they are, they will work out. You are ultra- cautious (and rightfully so) about serious love these days.