Sun Signs for January ’18
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in January and in the new year. The emphasis this month is on the signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Scorpio reacts intensely, Sagittarius seeks, Capricorn sets & achieves goals, and Aquarius knows people & ideas. Mars is in Scorpio in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and shows us pouring energy into transforming. While in Scorpio, Mars is with Jupiter and thinks in terms of big actions. Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 are in Sagittarius. This makes us upbeat, adventurous, and seeking. While in Sagittarius, planets square Neptune and meet mystery. They trine Uranus and bring discovery. Jupiter in Scorpio continues to trine Neptune in Pisces early in the month and enhances imagination and romance. Jupiter in Scorpio also tends to promote intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future after a bit of tension.) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The tax bill has passed.) The conjunction of Mars and Jupiter from later Dec. to mid Jan. is a big deal. We should be on our best behavior; things started then will have a lasting effect. In the world, “important” people get energized and Mars events happen to them. Saturn has left Sagittarius. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should feel a weight lift. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 are in Capricorn. This inclines us to set new goals. Saturn has just moved into its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain. Planets passing through Capricorn will interact with Saturn and Pluto. This requires us to seek happiness and avoid extremes. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy.
The Sun and Venus in week 4 are in Aquarius which makes us social and intellectual. Their square with Jupiter shows us taking on too much in social and managerial areas. Let’s take on less.
A Full Moon in Cancer on the 1st and 2nd contrasts public life and private life. A New Moon in Capricorn later on the 14th, 15th, and 16th shows a new start in public life. A second Full Moon, Supermoon, and Lunar Eclipse in Leo happens on the afternoon of the 30th and the 31st. This contrasts personal versus group power. Leo is also a playful and entertaining sign, so let’s have fun. As always under eclipses, let’s be sensible.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Libra on the 7th, 8th, and much of the and in Taurus on the 24th, 25th, and morning of the 26th .
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn left Scorpio quite a while ago, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We had the show, “Proof” on cable a couple of seasons ago.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 6, 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 21, 25, & 27. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 trine you from Sagitttarius. This brings support and energy. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Capricorn and bring interference; try to resolve your personal and you public life needs. Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus is in your sign through spring of ’18. This brings unusual things and people and a desire to be original. Try to add good sense to this and seek those who are reliable. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the 22nd and 23rd brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and adds energy to this. Make sure you deal with conflict and stress very well if it comes up. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 join Pluto and add to this. Saturn will also trine you until ’21. This is an opportunity to succeed through planning, practicality, and smart goal setting. The Sun and Venus in week 4 square you from Aquarius. Keep friends and money separate. First Quarter Moon in your sign on 24th, 25th, and morning of the 26th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 oppose you from Sagittarius. This brings interesting and active people with opinions. Make sure that you get along to garner opportunities. For Mars manage stress to improve the energy. The Sun and Venus trine you from Aquarius in week 4 and bring support. The 3 years of experiencing Saturn opposing you are over. You could have had successes or difficulties, or both. Heal if necessary, learn, and forge ahead. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 26th, the 27th, and morning of the 28th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 1,2, and 3 and adds energy to this. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus through spring ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 join Pluto and add to this. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important, It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. Full Moon in your sign on the 1st and 2nd brings people and events and focuses on you. And Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 28th, the 29th, and morning of the 30th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and adds energy and possibly stress to this. You want to manage the stress if necessary. Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 trine you from Sagittarius and bring support. The Sun and Venus oppose you from Aquarius in week 4. This can bring important and pleasant people to you with opportunity if you can get along. Uranus trines you through Spring of ’18 from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Moon in your sign on the 3rd and 4th brings people and events. And Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 30th and 31st brings people and events and a focus on you. This Moon is a Supermoon, so enjoy the beauty. And it is a lunar eclipse. So, be a bit careful and find something wonderful to do.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 square you from Sagittarius. Take care with communication and work. For Mars, manage stress. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trine you from Capricorn and bring support from above. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 3 years. Expect recognition for work. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign on the 5th and 6th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) The Sun and Venus,in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Capricorn. This can bring interference and conflict between career and partners. Try to honor both areas. Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how its going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. The Sun and Venus in week 4 trine you from Aquarius and bring support. Uranus opposes you from Aries through spring of ’18. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and much of the 9th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Jupiter entered your sign on October 10th and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours has just started. Be ready to respond. Mars joins Jupiter in your sign in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and brings energy and activity. This is an important planetary combo; do everything right to get good out of it. Manage stress if necessary to free up the energy. The Sun and Venus in week 4 square you from Aquarius; build self esteem and try to deal well with any interference. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign later on the 9th, the 10th , and the 11th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 are in your sign. And they bring interesting and active people and things. Hone your communication skills and manage stress if necessary to get the best of of this. Saturn has left your sign. It could have been a successful and a difficult time. Heal if necessary, learn from recent events, and forge ahead. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries through spring of ’18. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 12th, 13th, and morning of the 14th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Uranus is squaring you until late spring ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 join Pluto in your sign and add to this. They bring important, pleasant, and interesting things and people. While the Sun is in your sign try to increase success and happiness; the vibe is right for this. And there is more; Saturn moved into your sign and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest and fun is necessary therapy. New Moon in your sign later on the 14th, the 15th, and 16th brings people and events, and a new start.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and adds energy and possibly conflict to the mix. Try to deal well with conflict and stress if necessary. The Sun and Venus in week 4 are in your sign; this brings powerful and pleasant people and things with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness. Moon in your sign on the 17th, 18th, and much of the 19th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 joins Jupiter and adds energy and more support. Mercury in week 1 and Mars in week 4 are in Sagittarius and square you. Try to speak well and manage stress. If interference happens, meet it with good self esteem. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign later on the 19th, the 20th, and 21st brings people and events.