Gemini - January 2018
Happy New Year, Gemini! Now that Christmas is over, that unenviable task of tidying up your finances is upon you, and the first full Moon of 2018 will help you to focus, as it shines an uncompromising light on your cash flow on the 2nd of January! This is a time for finalising payment plans, juggling money around and generally getting to grips with your accounts. Projects or extra work to make money for Christmas could come to an end, and you will have to adjust your outgoings accordingly. The new Moon on the 17th switches your attention over to credit of all kinds and is a good time to consolidate debts and apply for mortgages, benefits or tax rebates. Just watch your spending when Venus and Pluto connect here between the 1st and 16th, you may feel compelled to purchase a luxury item, which will be expensive and probably not really necessary!
Mercury adds some much-needed sparkle to partnerships until the 12th; use his communication skills to kick start interesting and meaningful conversations with important others in your life. It’s a fantastic time to get any issues off your chest in romantic relationships, but equally you will find it much easier to express your ideas in business or working partnerships, with ex-partners and around legal matters of any kind. An innovative trine with Uranus during the days of the 1st to 11th is wonderful for starting a new hobby with your loved one, the more original the better. Humanitarian and charitable concerns could be prevalent here, and you may meet someone around this time who inspires you to offer support to those who need it. Business partnerships will flourish during these days, you will have some marvellous joint ideas for new projects.
January sends us a rather fabulous lunar eclipse on the 31st, which of course is an extra-poignant full Moon. Endings are signified and these will have a significant impact on you at both emotional and practical levels. The Moon’s focus here is your interactions with people in your local community, hence you could say goodbye to a long-acquainted neighbour or find there are important changes taking place in your area. Take care around siblings and in-laws too, disputes arising will cause a fair amount of tension and no-one will be in a compromising mood. Mars crosses the turbulent nodes between the 1st and 8th, an aspect which signifies some disruption around work and everyday routines. Your working environment could encounter significant changes now, and issues with colleagues are likely, most notably around confidentiality and battles for power or control. You will feel a strong urge to push your point, but take a step back from these confrontational situations if you can; there is nothing to be gained but a good deal of energy to be lost in battling to be right!
Finally this month, prepare yourself for Saturn making his mark on your house of transformation and regeneration. This transit can send you into an identity crisis, as the old you is completely stripped away in order that you can rebuild yourself and your aspirations in a way more in keeping with this stage of your life. Psychic matters and issues connected to spirituality and existence could be especially prominent, and will be part of this process of working out what is real and meaningful to you. You may experience some health issues with your teeth, skin, ankles or knees as we move through 2018. These are controllable but might affect you intermittently until we reach the end of the summer. Take care of yourself. Have a great month!