Libra - January 2018
How are you, Libra?! January is a month for tidying up your home after the Christmas break, as the Sun and Venus form an artistic conjunction in your domestic area until the 18th! You might feel a rather strong urge to redecorate, if so the new Moon of the 17th is a good time to get started. You will want to express your personality through your home now and will be keen for others to see all the wonderful things you have inside it. At the same time your need for peace and quiet will be more powerful than usual, so if you’re going for a new look, make sure your new décor is subtle and light. The Sun will also sextile Jupiter from here during the days of the 5th to 18th, a lucky connection which should improve your family finances. A relative may receive news about a windfall now, and if you are having a new year clear out, there is money to be made from household items which are no longer required. Improving the exterior of your home or investing in a new fire place or heating system could also be a priority.
Venus’s lovely light is intertwined with 2018’s first full Moon on the 2nd; she will oppose the Moon at this time and this is likely to subdue your creativity at work. You may simply feel a little fed up as the January blues kick in, but there might also be an underlying feeling of not being to express how you feel or really follow your ambitions. There is a good deal of positive energy to counteract any depression, as the Moon forms a grand trine aspect pattern with Mars and Neptune during these early days of the month. This is a wonderful connection for starting a new job, there will be financial benefits and more happiness around every day routines. If you are discontented it really will hit you now, but there is plenty of good fortune around new starts in your career, so don’t be disheartened.
Mars and Jupiter come together in your financial sector for the first three weeks of the month, and this is a positive and fortunate aspect which should have those much-needed new year pennies stacking up! You will be feeling confident around new financial projects and may sense that you are suddenly in just the right place at the right time to make some extra cash. It could be an over-indulgent period, so if you have plans to get in shape in the new year, you may lack motivation until this aspect begins to fade in the last week of January. It is Mars’s turn to square the nodes too for the first week of the month, therefore there will be some initial turbulence around bills before that good news comes in. Arguments over possessions are also likely during this week.
The last day of January sends us our first lunar eclipse of the year, and the focus for all this emotional intensity will be your friendships. Lunar eclipses are of course, all about rather bittersweet endings and beginning a new chapter, so there could be a dispute with a friend now, or you may part ways with someone you feel you can no longer have in your life. Eclipses run in cycles, and if you began a new friendship or social group under the influences of the solar eclipse last summer, you will see some results now for the hard work you have put in. It’s time to move on to something new. Have a great January!