Happy New Year! The big news for January is that we still have Mercury Retrograde until 1/8/16. Mercury remains in Capricorn, (oh will this never end!) until the 27th when he finally gets to Aquarius. The full moon falls on January 11-12-13 (Friday the 13th no less,) in Cancer. Speaking of Friday the 13th, we have 2 in 2017. This first one in January and another in October, what spooky fun. The new moon falls on 1/27 and now Aquarius energy dominates the skies.

We have a lot to look forward to, and the way the month begins is very different from the way it ends. By week 3 the pent up energy from the retrogrades and the holidays has been dredged, and we are as much under control of our circumstances as we can be. The dark of the moon comes on the 26 and that cold, crisp, clear quiet feeling envelopes us and we find peace, clarity and warmth.

Ah yes the joys of January are upon us. Have fun, cuddle up with your spouse wear your fur lined satin robe and nothing else! With the peace and clarity that Capricorn always brings and Mercury in Capricorn too, love is elegant and private, words are not necessary, deep love is felt, which brings a sense of security to love relationships.

But wait, there's more. With Mercury in Capricorn we still have a lot to do, and social events are well starred. Again, the ambiance is elegant so enjoy this period with others in a sophisticated, austere fashion. With the full moon so very comfortable in her home sign, Cancer, and both the Sun and Mercury rooted in stable Capricorn it is an excellent time to conceive, there is a very real possibility of pregnancy. The creation of new life is a noble quest. Go for it!

Here is a song that I love, it reminds me most of Venus in Capricorn, and is also relevant to Mercury in Capricorn. It sets the tone of the first 20 days of the month quite well and gives audio reinforcement to Capricorn energy at it's highest vibration;

Love is Blue

By months end, Mercury Retrograde is over, and there is just one itsy bitsy teensy weensy little snag, almost a negligible event. We probably won't even notice it.
 That minor energy is the shadow period of Venus retrograde which is full force during March and April 2017. More on that later. For now, just understand and know that the energy is beginning to build.

With the Sun, the moon and Mercury moving into Aquarius from the 19th -27th, the energy shifts and we seek companionship, company and events outside of the home. Brave the weather and return those fuzzy bunny slippers, you'll find a perfect replacement. 

Late January energy is a foreshadowing of what is to come in the second half of the year, it is a universal energy. Opportunities for long term endeavors manifest after the Venus retrograde period, from August 2017 on. Now is a period of planning and sussing out details. So plan for weddings, opening a new business or buying a home now, but unless you can act right away and finish the project by Feb 28th, wait. 

Do not worry about implementing long term projects now, because from February through July we have Venus retrograde, a time of fairy tales and magic. This short term energy is much like a vacation, you go and visit a strange and fascinating place, take pictures, have a great time and then return from whence you began with memories that last a lifetime.

The point is that there is a very definitive beginning and end to Venus retrogrades and it is unfavorable for implementing long term projects, they fall through or flat out fail. It is an excellent time for a vacation or a short term ad campaign or thrift shop buying or even re-uniting with a past lover for a spell. Just remember it is short term.

I am being a bit cheesy and predicting truly terrible weather around Valentines day causing delays in travel, which makes it an absolutely perfect time for snuggling with your sweetie around a cozy fire, snowbound! But fear not lovers, Eros is not running late, and the light of two February eclipses aid the quest to experience love, so hold on, just hang in there and trust. Even if the weather delays travel everywhere, you do get to where you are going and the end result is favorable.

Here is how January plays out for each sign, read on;

ARIES * YOU ARE BUSIER THAN A ONE ARMED PAPER HANGER !
Aries hits the ground rolling in January in complete control of any and all circumstances. Think of the phrase “chomping at the bit”, think farther of the phrase “faster than a speeding bullet. That's the way to go, and there is just one little detail to keep in mind. You are not immune to the late January calm and you will be tired, very tired the end of the day. With Mars in Aries you start the day strong, and this is good for you but watch out for the energy lag as the day wanes. No worries, lock the door, close the drapes, turn down your cell phone and get your beauty rest, you are first in line in the early morning, fit as a fiddle. Snzzz and Zoom. Snzzz and Zoom........that is the ticket for you!

TAURUS * THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX * EXPLORE UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY !
Although your comfort zone doesn't alter much in January expect the past to come back to you. Ah, the past, the return of old loves, reminiscing in front of a cozy fire perusing through old college photos with your Sorority sisters at your pajama party. You are bitten by the bug of the past and what a luscious bite it is. Do not fear the past, allow those old lovers to return and court you, frame those college photos and have not one but two pajama parties, you will enjoy them twice as much. Seriously Taurus, ask questions and don't be afraid to live the dream in the here and now, it is based on the best of the past. 

GEMINI * BOLD MOVES AND ORIGINAL THINKING ARE YOUR GUIDING STARS !
Walk softly in January Gemini but carry a big stick just in case. Avoid antagonizing co workers but if you have had it with bossy, demanding types and you cannot sidestep gracefully then give serious thought to having them move on, it is not You who is causing problems, they are! So expect dramatic events, The first 21 days of 2017 are a volatile time. Secrets and surprises dominate your life. Planning is essential too, the higher you aim the more grounded you must be. With bold decisive moves and proper planning your dreams can come true. So reach for the stars Gemini and keep your feet firmly on the ground too.

CANCER * BE A SECOND GUESSER * LOOK BACK TO THE FUTURE !
You feel oh so insecure as the year starts Cancer. Nothing seems to be working as you want it to. Okay, noted, now knock it off. Lose the negativity, none of your fears manifest, exactly the opposite, you are in an excellent position to turn loss into success, so there. This is especially true concerning old lovers who re-appear or current rocky relationships. Your emotions are the key. Shake things up, invite change, take a risk, this frees you. While you can't control others and do not want to be controlled, you can establish new rules that bring you feelings of Safety and Freedom. Go for it Cancer, you win!

LEO * THE SECOND VERSE IS BETTER THAN THE FIRST * LAY LOW EARLY IN THE MONTH
Uh Oh Leo, the first 10 days of 2017 find you deep into damage control. Evil bosses and jealous co workers interfere in everything from your love life, (office affair?) to the way you sharpen pencils. So, it is ultra important to lay low and say less. Prove your worth by buckling down and mastering details. Don't push too hard too fast. Just like day and night, from the 19th on you shine like the regal superstar you are and a business relationship merges purrrrfectly with love. Is a career change on the agenda? It sure looks like it, with love a part of the employment package. Easy Leo, this partner likes to have things their own way, exercise patience and tact. You have the time to wait.

VIRGO * LEAD BY EXAMPLE * BE FRIENDLY OPEN AND CURIOUS * PLAY NICE !
The first 19 days of January can be summed up in 2 words, Seriously Fun! For the rest of the month, (at work that is,) you are seriously busy and what a learning curve you face. Fear not, ye shall overcome, so onward and forward and all that Jazz. Speaking of jazz, take the time out of your seriously busy months end schedule to play a little. Casual playtime is a necessity. After the 27th you breathe a sigh of serious relief because you've done it, you've reached the pinnacle of the learning curve and it is all out efficiency on the job with love waiting in the wings next month.

LIBRA * BE SMOOTH AND GRACIOUS AT WORK * A CLEAN TIDY HOME IS HEAVENLY 
If your house is a mess early in the month, buckle down and clean it. Use your artistic eye to find beauty in the most unlikely objects. Last but not least give your organizational skills a workout early in January because after the 20th your tact and diplomacy skills are sorely needed to handling disturbing and sensitive issues in the work place and at home. Of course Darling Libra you handle all issues with aplomb, grace and style, it is only natural, you're a born diplomat. Don't look for Love until after the 20th, and then you still don't have to look, because love finds you. Indeed, your charm and beauty win you a bevy of admirers.

SCORPIO * LOVE IS WHERE YOUR HOME IS * HOME IS WHERE YOUR LOVE IS
Scorpions take a good long look at what is going on in their neighborhood, sigh with despair, smile with delight and then mosey on back home to kick back and relax while contemplating how best to help warring parties without alienating either side. Hmm, good luck, you're gonna need it to succeed at the impossible. Bright idea - mosey on out into the neighborhood, smile and sigh and then get home as fast as you can. Kick back, relax and contemplate how you are going to help warring parties by staying out of it all. Ah, that's the ticket! 

SAGITTARIUS * EXERCISE RESTRAINT WHEN VOICING OPINIONS * ANY OPINIONS AT ALL
Love and money, money and love, cash flow and finances, wow Sagittarius what a month is in store for you. I strongly advise Caution and I cannot stress enough the importance of the phrase “Look Before You Leap” and I mean really look hard, and then look hard again while thinking twice. Forward movement without planning is problematic, but if you've made a list and checked it twice then January brings career kudos, and lots of dynamic romance. All those plans that you started to plan right before Thanksgiving finally move forward for you, so how about them apples Sagittarius as off into the New Year you boldly gallop.

CAPRICORN * WILD AND RESTLESS * CURB IMPULSIVE ACTION * SHINE YOUR SHOES !
You want to look and feel your best this month, responsibilities are piling up and solutions are hard to come by. No worries, have some good old fashioned fun, go to the movies, bake an apple pie, get your shoes shined, attend an art show. The point is to avoid impulsive moves, remain stable and rooted, you are on the road to success. Your sign is in the limelight now and people are watching you. Yes, you are the Star of the celestial show. Indeed Capricorn your power lies in balancing work and play in your signature noble and steady style.

AQUARIUS * CAPRICORN COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR * BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY !
Chaos reigns for Aquarius the first 10 days, you are out of sorts. Be a friend to Capricorn, no late night parties or acid yellow hair dye luncheons. You have a lot of duties to tend to, financial, family and legal especially early in the year and take care of those oh so unpleasant tasks you must, like it or lump it. So complete the tedious, unpleasant and annoying issues while gritting your teeth, just get through it because by the 21st you are back in action on the social circuit, among friends and feeling like a million bucks, Amazing!

PISCES * YOU'RE A COOL CAT WITH A CLASSY ACT * RUN WITH THE TIGERS !
2017 starts with a growl and a roar, friends figure prominently. Life is just plain fun but wait what is that ahead? Alas, a raging dragon in the form of jealousy between friends and lovers with you in the middle. So a choice of sorts must be made, what to leave in and what to leave out. Around mid-month co-workers are equally annoying, sometimes teamwork is just out of reach. January is one of those times. Don't panic, remember you run with the tigers and play it fast and loose. Ah, so that is the answer to chaos caused by others. If it all seems to be too much by months end, spend some alone time with yourself because ultimately you are your own best friend.

Happy New Year * Happy New You! 2017 Rocks!
 


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MelPal in the glades
02/04/2017 5:29pm

Okay awesome! Great great great. Thank you for so much CLARITY!

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