The New Year, being much-anticipated by millions around the globe, is a time when we all seem to focus on the promise of the future. That first day of the New Year can perhaps color the rest of the entire 365-day cycle with portents of either positive or negative energies.
The very first day of 2014 brings both energies in to play with two zodiac events that are in concert with one another: a New Moon (both the Sun and Moon conjunct in Capricorn,) and a Grand Cardinal Cross (one of the 4 elements, of which, also includes Capricorn.)
The New Moon typically brings new or fresh opportunities, or at the very least, a chance to refresh in order to rise to the occasion of new possibilities. The Cardinal Grand Cross is relatively rare and is composed of 4 planets that are 90 degrees away from each other forming 4 squares and 2 oppositions (see the red lines in the illustration from Astrodienst.com.) This configuration brings a kind of constant tension, or push-me, pull-you effect. With just these two events coming together simultaneously, it will indeed be an interesting mixture of energies. Something akin to oil and water, I believe.
For instance, with the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obama care) commencing on that very day, it appears that we in the United States are headed for a tremendous time of positive/negative polarity in healthcare, alone. In addition, the ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn, which just so happens to tend to be prominent in the horoscope charts of physicians. This is not at all a coincidence in the field of astrology.
The planetary line-up for January 1, 2014 consists of 5 entities out of 10 being in Capricorn, alone, so it might be wise to become informed on the meanings of that particular zodiac sign and all that it can entail:
Sun in Capricorn (until January 19, 2014)
Moon in Capricorn (until January 2, 2014)
Mercury in Capricorn (until January 11, 2014)
Venus in Capricorn (until March 5, 2014)
Mars in Libra (until July 25, 2014)
Jupiter in Cancer (until July 16, 2014)
Saturn in Scorpio (until December 23, 2014)
Uranus in Aries (until May 15, 2018)
Neptune in Pisces (until March 30, 2025)
Pluto in Capricorn (until March 23, 2023)
P.S. Yours truly is a card-carrying Capricorn member, so it should be interesting for us old goats!