"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Get Ready... Get Set... to Put Your Plans in Motion Beginning January 4, 2011


   Happy New Year Everyone! I hope the transition overnight from 2010 to 2011 found you looking forward optimistically to all the excitement coming our way this year!

   Sagittarius Moon is in charge for the first two days of 2011 and therefore responsible for leading the way on this new adventure, an apt guide as we forge ahead. The moon changes sign every two and a half days, passing through all twelve signs of the zodiac in one month and it fell to Sagittarius to lead this auspicious entry!  The unknown territory of the higher mind, long-range plans, spiritual beliefs and philosophical musings all fall under the Archer's bow as we look to discover how we're all connected on this blue-green marble floating in space.

   On Monday, the moon enters Capricorn, a Cardinal Earth sign, putting the focus squarely on business and career concerns. While it is the first work day of the new year, I am going to ask you to do something that may, or may not, be difficult and that is to refrain from starting anything new - projects, contracts or associations... for just one more day! If you already took a new job and have to start work Monday that's a different matter, just realize you will be hitting the ground running Tuesday!

  As the Moon makes it's monthly conjunction with powerful Pluto mid-day on Monday, you may come face-to-face with "the boss" and your responsibilities - if you are the boss, review your goals and what you need to do to implement them in  the days, weeks and months ahead.  Look around to see what needs organizing  while you clean off your desk or work bench, empty that old file of things you need to finish and make space and time to start anew on Tuesday with the New Moon Solar Eclipse energy.

   Here it is at last, Tuesday and the green light we've been waiting for to get moving again in some new directions! We have the monthly New Moon which is also a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, a very hard-working and practical sign. There are so many reasons to apply ourselves NOW in those areas concerning business, career and what we hope to achieve: Mercury is once again direct, allowing the ideas and thoughts of the last month free-range to go out and bring us back what we're trying to get, and all the planets are currently moving in direct motion, which doesn't happen often.

   Eclipse energy has a way of propelling things forward rapidly, if we're ready for it. It's like a jump-start where we get a boost of energy that was lacking and now we have the power to get going, making big strides that have long-lasting effects. Where is Capricorn in your natal chart? Do you have planets at 13 degrees of Capricorn or any of the Cardinal signs... because if you do and you've been planning wisely and working hard, you will really notice the affects of this moon phase. Oh, you'll still have to apply the elbow-grease, but the combined solar and lunar energies will act as a powerful fertilizer for the seeds you plant at this time and what you hope to achieve in the next six months.

   Did you aim those arrows true last month? You'll find out soon enough if they hit the mark as you begin to build new dreams, new structures, new networks for your goals this year. This is definitely NOT the time to just sit back and wait for anything to happen... it IS the time to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to inch forward in your quest to achieve your goals!

   An Aquarius Moon arrives Wednesday morning bringing innovation and clear-headed thinking to the next few days. This moon interacts harmoniously with optimistic Jupiter and value-oriented Venus, bringing added benefit to connecting with like-minded individuals and groups in opening up new possibilities when joining forces toward a common goal. Thursday evening is an opportunity to share resources and ideas through brain-storming and for seeing tangible results by creating a workable plan with others. As the moon wends its' way through sensitive and dreamy Pisces on Friday and Saturday, compassion and creative vibes flow in, making this a great time to pick up that paint brush or camera. Other good weekend activities under this nostalgic, mutable and watery moon include going to the movies, scrap-booking, or a visit to an art show or museum and/or a musical concert.
  
As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.

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