December 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013 we can expect to feel some certainty about our ambitions for the coming new year. Astrologically the new year is not until the spring equinox, but it certainly won't hurt to get your ducks in a row and make some serious commitments. The Capricorn sun will fully support implementing a solid plan. So get out your sticky notes and dazzle yourself with some orderly order.
The Sun is in Capricorn for the next three weeks and Monday intellectual Mercury pops into Capricorn. Any big ideas you've had in the last month can now be properly implemented. Capricorn energy is serious, and focused on the goal. Use this first month of the year to make moves in business. You can make incredible progress this month, starting the year off on solid ground. What you focus on grows so choose wisely. Let nothing distract you from the task at hand.
Tuesday January 1, 2013 The emotional moon slides into flaw finding Virgo. Now you can really see where you need to clean up your act. There is an opposition between the moon and dreamy Neptune. Part of you wants to escape the other part wants to purify things. Sorta like having a glass of wine after yoga, or a cigarette during your jog. It is important to be gentle with yourself without totally losing yourself control. Balance is what you are seeking.
Thursday the moon shifts to a more peace seeking Libra energy. Now you might indulge yourself with pretty things, and peaceful situations. It will feel like a bit of a break after being exposed to the detailed Virgo Moon. Seeing all the flaws in the world is exhausting.
Also on Thursday constantly thinking Mercury is in a tense square to rebel Uranus. You may have laid out an itinerary, bought the tickets then wham! Another opportunity turns up. This you don't want to miss. Try not to rationalize yourself out of unique experiences. Maybe you will meet an eccentric type who can help you see the world from a whole new, extremely liberating point of view. Open your mind to new ideas even if its easier to stay the same.
Friday fiery Mars is in a lovely trine with expansive Jupiter. A trine is supportive sort of energy, offering blessings and good luck in general. Expect lots of energy to burn. You can get a lot done with this sort of energy. Have fun. Be loud and silly. You will feel particularly brave with these two planets in cahoots so if you need to make a courageous move Friday is your day. Raise your fist high and run in sounding your warrior battle cry. If you have an opportunity to do this for real don't miss it. You have a brave and noble heart. Let it shine.
Sunday is an action packed day for planetary aspects. We all respond differently to the pull of the planets. It depends entirely on how you personal birth chart is affected. Feel free to contact me any time for a detailed interpretation of your natal chart. It is truly fascinating to see how it all plays out in your life.
As for Sunday Mercury is conjunct Pluto. A conjunction is a fusion of the energies. Pluto is deep- it likes to bring things up from the dark. Expose the lies. Heal the wounds. Mercury is all about how we think and communicate. What we think is up for some deep level transformation. This is the sort of energy that exposes government lies and the deeply flawed structures that often blindly follow. Levity won't be a part of the picture. Exposing the truth is always deeply liberating. Expect freedom and growth to follow.
So though astrologically this is not the beginning of the year, it is the first week of 2013. It is always nice to draw up some plans. Or resolutions. Any deep change first needs a resolute decision to make that change. So go ahead and decide. Think big! We are really only limited by what we are able to invision. I am writing this as I hurtle through space across the pacific ocean on my way to Paradise. I am about to land in Maui with my lovely little family. A whole month! I can hardly believe it- Yet I have always had this deep longing to be there. I have this sense that I am finally coming home after lifetimes of being away- in crappy climates and concrete jungles. I am finally coming home, where I belong, where the sun shines and the wind warms. I am going home to be nurtured and I resolve to make this old home mine again for good. What magic will this month bring? If you could have a life by your own design what would you choose? Ask yourself the important questions and your heart will lead the way. "May beauty be before you. May beauty be behind you. May beauty be above you. May beauty be below you. May beauty be all around you."