Astro Babble ~ January Edition Your Personal Horoscope Included
“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and joyfully being what you are, you fulfill your own abilities, and your simple presence can make others happy.” Jane Roberts (The Nature of Personal Reality)
Happy New Year! 2016 proves to be a powerful year, with great opportunity to release the past, and move into stronger self-identity, expression and creation. The vibe is right this year to manifest some of your greatest desires and visions. The caveat? There’s no sleeping at the wheel! Now more than ever, the universe is prompting us to be present to each and every moment, because this is where our greatest power lies. We are creating our future NOW!
January Astro News:
Capricorn Mercury Retrograde (Jan 5th—Jan 25th)
& Virgo Jupiter Retrograde (Jan 6th-May 9th).
Two planets that affect our day-to-day life are going retrograde this month: Mercury--communication and technology, and Jupiter—big picture and expansion. As always, retrogrades are nothing to fear, instead offering periods for regrouping and re-evaluating. This retrograde combo says think big, but let go of the small stuff!
Capricorn New Moon, January 9th: The Cap Full Moon flirts with trans-formative Pluto, adding an extra intense new moon/new beginning vibe. Now is a time to release the past—big time. Leave behind obstacles and barriers (whether real or imagined) behind! The theme for this Moon is—Transformation!
Leo Full Moon, January 23rd: The Full Moon in the sign of the Lion carries a bold, passionate and creative vibe. Dramatic Leo loves attention, and seeking recognition of your needs and desires is at the forefront. Leo rules the heart, and this is a time to stay heart-focused, and get creative—a great way to commune with this moon! Theme: “Just say no to drama!”
Your January Horoscope:
Aries: The Mercury Retrograde may have you feeling unsure about direction: Are you coming or are you going? (Probably, a bit of both!) Don’t expect big answers now. Time to regroup and reconsider what’s important. Taking care of yourself--body, mind and soul-- is the best thing you’ve done in awhile. January is an excellent time for a spiritual retreat or indulging in some serious spa time. #NoSweatingTheSmall
Taurus: Taking care of business? Bull’s tend to focus on the material aspects of life--nothing wrong with that. But, there’s a big difference between business, and “busy-ness”. Don’t spin your wheels doing things that don’t serve your greater purpose or move your life forward. Instead, dig your lovely hoofs into what’s most meaningful to you, because this month’s Mercury Retrograde will leave no stone un-turned. #DiggingForGold
Gemini: Transformation Alert! You tend to experience Mercury Retrogrades more than most, and January’s joins the new moon in your house of transformation. The focus now is on quality of life. Don’t think big, instead consider the importance of your day-to-day, what could be called your “mundane” existence or “small stuff”. Big is not necessarily better—it’s more about being present to each moment. #QualityNotQuantity
Cancer: The Mercury Retrograde may have you re-evaluating…just about everything! Time to stand firm in your beliefs, and what’s most important to you. Communication is key, especially regarding expressing your truth. You’re not being over-reactive or a drama diva—you’re just being real--in a healthy way! If others don’t get it…so be it. You’re not in this to be popular, you’re in it for the long-haul! #IAmThatIAm
Leo: January offers a life defining moment (or two). It’s also a time where you may feel extremely vulnerable. Yet, there can be great strength in vulnerability! Your stars encourage you to break free of old family labels and conditions that have defined you in the past. Embrace new freedom to find your own creative voice and vision. Your North Star now is your Imagination. It’s what makes you…you! #FreeToBeMe
Virgo: Your stars have you looking deeper this month. What’s important now is the journey, not the destination. It’s about embracing your full life story—the good and the not so good—knowing that each experience has contributed to you being the wise person that you are. The “Hero’s Journey” comes to mind: “A life lived through courageous acts, trails and triumphs, a constant journey of self discovery.” #ToThineOwnSelfBeTrue
Libra: The New Moon in your house of family and roots offers illumination around your past and early childhood. You may experience a rush of memories, old reminders or forgotten dreams; all apart of revisiting—and releasing the past. Now more than ever is a time to forgive and forget. Take time to explore your family tree. Your ancestors are calling, and offer insights into your past and future. #WhereverYouGoThere
Scorpio: The devil’s in the details! This month’s Mercury Retrograde falls in your house of communication, so be prepared for some false starts around business deals or generally getting things done. No worries, it’s an opportunity to make sure everything is in alignment before signing on the dotted line. You’ll find that time to consider all possibilities serves you well. Patience offers the greatest rewards. #PatienceDoesntMean
Sagittarius: Two steps forward, one step back…welcome to the Cosmic Hokey Pokey, Sag! With beauteous, harmony-loving Venus in your sign most of the month, you’re getting a cosmic infusion of love and support around your greatest desires. Sweet! The catch? There’s no sleeping at the wheel. Boundaries are key, as you continue to define your future vision. You’re in charge. Never forget it! #ShootingBigArrows
Capricorn: The Mercury Retrograde in your sign has you slowing down and contemplating the proverbial mountaintop. Did I mention that you’re already on top of the mountain? You, Goat, relish opportunities to conquer new terrain, but now is a time to reflect on the journey—every rocky step--that got you where you are. Instead of shopping for rugged outerwear, you may yourself buying prayer beads instead! #Om To read your birthday blog click Here.
Aquarius: The image/archetype I offer you this month, Aquarius, is King Arthur, the mythological king of Camelot. King Arthur welcomed many knights to his round table, his circle of power, yet everyone knew who was in charge. Inclusiveness has always been your calling card, so carry on! This is also a moment, however, to keep your “enemies” close. No reason to be paranoid, just don’t forget who’s King! #Excalibur
Pisces: What do you value? Or better yet, Pisces, what do you consider to be your worth in the world? This is a time where the two are lining up. The more you value your gifts, talents and abilities—the more the world will line up to receive them. You can’t expect others to get your dreams, if you don’t fully embody them! It’s about believing in yourself. Time to release any and all guilt about being successful. #It’sMyTurn