As the new year begins, your ruler the Sun is in the earth sign Capricorn and the focus is on your health, your work and routine. This is about your lifestyle and ensuring that things are working for you on an everyday basis.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to adopt new habits or give up old habits that help you feel healthy and organised. Especially if you’re busy with work as soon as the new year gets underway, then it’s even more important to have a solid foundation to your everyday lifestyle that supports you and boosts your activities. Eat well, sleep well, take regular exercise and find some quiet within your day to stop and reflect.
On some level you may not have an option as emotions are heightened and work, health and lifestyle are under the cosmic spotlight as soon as January begins. This is because there’s a powerful Full Moon that’s growing in the heavens which cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of your chart. The Full Moon is exact on Monday 5th but it inks in to the Uranus-Pluto square and the Sun, your ruler, clashes with this formidable planetary duo on Saturday 3rd.
Often when you get this combination in the heavens, you have to ask yourself what you’re prepared to give up or let go of. The Uranus-Pluto theme is ‘out with the old and in with the new’ so perfect for New Year resolutions that are all about ditching bad habits, decluttering or detoxing.
This combination can be a wake-up call if you’re in denial or ignoring your body/schedule and burning the candle at both ends. Better to adopt a new routine right at the start of January and get on track with what you need to do early in the month.
The big news however this month is relationships and your 1-to-1’s. This is because the planets are building in your opposite sign of Aquarius and this is where the energy’s strongest. Mars, the action and passion planet, has been in Aquarius since early December and on New Year’s Day, Mars in Aquarius opposes Jupiter in your own sign of Leo.
This is a go-getting and daredevil opposition full of energy and vigour and often it makes you want to jump feet first into a new adventure or do something fun and exciting. This can be about love and a new relationship that sweeps you off your feet or seeking out people who inspire you and make you want to live life to the full.
Venus joins Mars in Aquarius on the 3rd where it remains until the 27th. Venus is the planet of love and the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, remain close throughout 2015. It’s this month however that’s one of the most important for you with regard to love. The decisions you make or another person makes will determine the course of your love life throughout the rest of the year.
If you’re looking for love, the 13th and 14th look lively and the New Moon in Aquarius on the 20th promises new beginnings. However, you do have to act fast as one other planet that’s also in Aquarius from the 5th is Mercury, the planet of communication, and on the 21st, Mercury turns retrograde in your opposite sign where it remains on go slow until February 11th.
This can flag up a stop sign, halt you in your tracks and traditional Mercury retrograde advice is to do nothing or at least make no major decisions until Mercury picks up speed once again. Mercury retrograde can be a time of confusion or unclarity, you may be waiting for someone to make up their mind, you may change your own mind and misunderstandings are likely.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun and in fact fun is most definitely on the agenda with a full stack of planets in all three fire signs; Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. This is about living life to the full, exploring, grabbing new opportunities, booking a holiday, signing up for a course and doing things differently.
Plus with so much activity in your opposite sign of Aquarius, you don’t have to go it alone. Join up with others and go on a jaunt together, encourage your other half to try something new as a team and think partnership. When planets are in your opposite sign, this doesn’t only boost your romantic potential but it’s about all your 1-to-1’s and considering who you can invite in to your own world to benefit from their expertise and knowledge.
You may employ an accountant, a personal trainer, a life coach or someone who gives your personal interests a boost and a lift. Yet be ready to slow things down once Mercury’s on go slow and know that all your 1-to-1’s may be a bit more chaotic and indecipherable when the planet of communication is up to its tricks.
It’s an intriguing month when you can make great strides in love and relationships in general. Trust your intuition and see who shows up. Life’s synchronicities will guide you and signpost your way forward.
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