Thursday, January 03, 2008

January 2008 Astrology Forecast by James Jarvis


The big news this month is that Pluto, which has been in the sign of Sagittarius since November 1995, moves into the sign of Capricorn from 1/28/2008-1/12/2024. The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was from 1762 to 1779, when our country was seeking independence from the oppressive taxation and rule of King George of England. Pluto in Capricorn offers us the opportunity to take back and own the power and authority that we may have projected on or abdicated to others.

With Mercury in Aquarius from 1/7-3/14 (retrograde 1/28-2/18), the emphasis is on liberating (Aquarius), the mind (Mercury). Use Mercury in Aquarius to help open your mind to new possibilities and insights. Be willing to act on any "illuminations" or intuitive insights that you might receive during this period.

The challenge this month with the new moon at 17 degrees Capricorn 1/8 (4:37 a.m.), is to approach life with a pragmatic and realistic focus. The new moon in Capricorn asks you to tune into your natural self-reliance and take the necessary steps to create inner and outer security.

The universal principles of expansion and contraction meet as Jupiter in Capricorn trines Saturn in Virgo 1/17-24. Jupiter/Saturn aspects help you see the big picture and bring it down to earth. Now's the time to tackle expansive projects that also require you to pay attention to the details.

The Sun moving into Aquarius on 1/20 (9:44 a.m.) helps heal any wounds around alienation or not fitting in. It's an opportune time to serve the collective by sharing your insights and visions of how the world can be transformed through positive and progressive change.

The full moon at 1 degree Leo on 1/22 (6:36 a.m.) enhances your ability to nurture yourself through becoming aware of the divine child within. The divine child is the source of your creativity, spontaneity and enthusiasm. Tap into your sense of wonder and awe, the joy and aliveness that you receive by being totally present and in the moment.

Venus, the planet representing core values, travels through Capricorn 1/24-2/17 helping you be more pragmatic or realistic about what you can accomplish. One way to do this is to view your spending habits and see if you are "putting your money where your heart is."

Pluto, the symbol of death and rebirth, moving into Capricorn, representing stability and structure, could cause massive changes in government or business structures that are no longer sustainable or which seek to control through manipulation and suppression. The good news is that if we are ready to let go of the past and outmoded forms of governance and power, Pluto could "level the decks" so we can start over with a stronger foundation to build on.

The new moon at 9 degrees Aquarius on 1/29 (9:15 a.m.) brings in a new cycle of growth and awareness. Relationships, in particular, will be affected by this event as the moon represents what we need for emotional security. This requires learning how to maintain our own sense of personal autonomy while being emotionally present to the needs and desires of others.

For Sun, Moon and Rising Signs

Aries 3/21-4/20

You can accomplish a lot this month if your efforts are dedicated to a "higher" cause. Will power and drive alone won't achieve the best results. Surrendering your attachments to the final outcome, will.

Taurus 4/21-5/21

Discovering what you are passionate about is your focus. Your mind wants to be engaged in new ideas that inspire and move you. Look to see what you are "righteously indignant" about for clues.

Gemini 5/22-6/20

You could benefit from some sort of meditation or visualization practice right now. Your imagination and intuition are very open and will give you dividends if you're willing to quiet your mind and listen.

Cancer 6/21-7/20

Are you getting enough "alone time" right now? Chances are you're conflicted between taking care of everyone else and getting time for yourself. Taking time now allows you to be more present for others.

Leo 7/21-8/22

The full moon in Leo on 1/22 accentuates your outgoing and extroverted nature. You are being asked to step more fully into the limelight. The challenge is to give your gifts fully with the utmost of humility.

Virgo 8/23-9/22

You are unusually creative now but this creativity doesn't come from your mind. It comes from your ability to just let yourself dream. Try suspending the critic and the editor and just brainstorm possibilities.

Libra 9/23-10/22

Your aesthetic talents and energies desire expression. Get quiet and listen for what wants to come through you. You have an opportunity to bring your vision into concrete form.

Scorpio 10/22-11/21

There is a new spirit of optimism that is growing within you. Plus, you are more open and emotionally available right now. Now is the time to reveal more of yourself to others.

Sagittarius 11/ 22-12/20

Your mind is quite expansive now and capable of dealing with broad issues. Social justice may be one of the issues and you may be the "go-to" person to develop new policies.

Capricorn 12/21-1/20

The new moon in Capricorn on 1/8 means that change is coming and it might feel a little unsettling emotionally. If you relax and don't resist, you may find yourself at exactly the right place and time.

Aquarius 1/ 21-2/18

You are probably feeling pretty "wired" right now with more energy than you know what to do with. Try channeling this energy into creative projects for success and calming.

Pisces 2/19-3/20

Have you ever wondered where the seemingly "far-out" visions that frequent you come from? Answer is...they come from your future! Learning to trust these revelations gives you powerful guidance.

James Jarvis, M.A. is a transpersonal counselor, master astrologer, and LifeQwest™ Coach who specializes in helping you "Create the Life of Your Dreams." Sign up for James' free bi-monthly LifeQwest™ E-zine and receive a free 12-page report, "Keys to Right Livelihood," plus monthly horoscope, coaching tips and special discounts on services.

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