After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, January is a welcome relief. This quiet and private month gives us a chance to settle down and come home to ourselves. What do you want to manifest in 2018? Resolutions can feel intimidating, but creating a vision is inspiring. And once Uranus turns direct on January 2nd, all the planets are moving forward, a rare interlude that gives us some wind beneath our wings.
The month begins with a lush full moon in Cancer on January 1st. There’s a whole line up of planets in disciplined Capricorn encouraging us to act boldly but with integrity and honor. The pristine new moon on January 16th in Capricorn (along with Venus and Mercury) is the perfect time to set something in motion. Venus enters freedom-loving Aquarius on January 17th, followed by the sun on January 19th. The month ends with a full moon eclipse in Leo on the 31st, encouraging us to release what isn’t working and let our true selves be seen.
Kitty is probably worn out from all of the activity of the holidays—friends and family visiting, your schedule changing and not to mention ribbon, snacks and ornaments strewn everywhere. On January 9th, the sun and Venus get cozy. Why not snuggle up with Kitty? You can both use the downtime.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your career is top priority this month, thanks to four planets plus the new moon in responsible Capricorn and your professional zone. January 8th and 9th are power days; this is your chance to aim high and ask for what you want. On January 17th, charming Venus enters free-spirited Aquarius (until February 10th) and suddenly, your social life is buzzing. It’s a great time to network.
Winters are unpredictable, especially in the North East. It’s a good idea to stock up on extra food and supplies for kitty. Don’t wait until there’s a snow storm—prepare yourselves now!
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
You’ve got a serious case of wanderlust and it’s the perfect time for a winter vacation. All the planets are direct and the January 16th new moon alights in your travel zone. Consider a ski trip, a Caribbean cruise, or simply explore some cultural activities at home. The January 31st eclipse brings some unexpected demands at work or home. No worries; your famous Taurus work ethic will get you through.
Taurus folk as well as Taurus kitties love their snacks and naps. Have you and Kitty been eating more and exercising less over the holidays? The Capricorn new moon on January 16th is the ideal time to get back on track. Anything initiated at the new moon has a good chance of succeeding.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Money’s on your mind, and with good reason. There’s a whole tribe of determined Capricorn planets in your wealth zone, making January the ideal time to focus on your financial and professional goals for 2018. A career opportunity could manifest January 9th or 16th. Don’t dismiss it; it could prove significant. The lunar eclipse on January 31st may attract a delightful new admirer or intensify your current relationship.
All the planets are moving direct this month, including Mercury, so you and your Gemini kitty will be feeling happier and healthier. Kitty will probably want to play more, so get out the cat dancer and toys and celebrate.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The January 1st full moon in Cancer makes you even more sensitive than usual; treat yourself to some downtime or have a massage. With brilliant Mercury and artistic Venus travelling through your relationship zone, you and a romantic partner may join forces on a creative project. On January 9th, compelling Pluto can transform an idea into a reality Take action that move it forward at the Capricorn new moon on January 16th.
Cats, especially Cancer ones, are extremely sensitive to full moons as well as lunar eclipses, which are super powerful full moons. Make self-care a priority for both yourself and kitty during the January 1st full moon and the January 31st full moon (lunar) eclipse. It’s a great excuse to kick back.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Six dependable Capricorn planets in your work zone suggest you’ll be toiling overtime, but it will be worth it; a promotion, raise or a dream assignment are in the stars. Secretly thinking about a dramatically different hair style or new wardrobe? Go for it! The January 31st lunar eclipse in impossible-to-ignore Leo falls in your zone of personality and appearance; your confidence and self-worth will get a major boost.
Kitty doesn’t exactly need a make-over, but some special grooming would make him purr. Leo cats are proud and love to preen. A nice new brush and an extra-long grooming session would be the best present ever.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Amorous Venus visits serious Capricorn and your zone of romance and recreation, making this month one of the most passionate and creative times of the year. Single or spoken for, a relationship gets serious. Circle January 8th and 9th when Venus hobnobs with the sun, Jupiter and Pluto. On January 19th, the sun enters your zone of healthy living zone and you’re motivated to get back in shape.
We know how organized and on top of things Virgos are, so why not bring kitty to the vet for his annual check-up this month? There are no retrograde planets and lots of excellent days with good aspects to guarantee everything goes well – not just for you but for kitty, too. January 5, 8, 9, 15, 16, 25, and 25 are all great dates.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
January is full of surprises. A chance to go on an unexpected trip could materialize January 6th, and an unforeseen expense pops up on January 12th; handle it immediately. The January 31st lunar eclipse falls in your networking zone; someone you meet at a social event or online could turn out to be important. Creative Venus spends time in your zone of self-expression January 17th through February 10th; your muse is calling.
Libras are natural artists and, with beautiful Venus in your creative zone (as well as kitty’s), this month you may want to paint or photograph kitty. Fortunately, Libra kitties love to pose.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
On January 8th, generous Jupiter in Scorpio has a rendezvous with the sun and Venus in Capricorn; something you’ve been working on could finally get funding or you might attract a business partner. Scorpios tend to stay in the background, but the January 31st eclipse in outgoing Leo propels you into the spotlight. Don’t underestimate yourself. You’ve always had the power in you; now’s the time to claim it.
The weekend of January 13th has some nervous energy and disruptive Uranus makes a challenging aspect to both Venus and the sun. Scorpios kitties (as well as people) may be stressed. Be sensitive and pay attention to kitty’s mood.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Money seems to be coming from everywhere, as the January 1st full moon brings some form of windfall. Plus, with six planets in your financial zone, you may end up doing a lot of overtime. The January 31st lunar eclipse sparks a change in your thinking. Don’t be surprised if you become passionate about a political cause, a movement or decide to create a socially-conscious business.
Sagittarian kitties can be loners; they love their freedom and they love to roam. With all the earthy Capricorn energy this month, you may be surprised how affectionate they are. Give them some extra love.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The sun, moon and four other planets gather in Capricorn, giving you the motivation to turn your dream into something real. The Cancer full moon on January 1st brings a new relationship or deepens your current one. On January 8th and 9th the Capricorn sun connects with Pluto, Venus, Jupiter and Mars, creating new opportunities and influential contacts. The annual Capricorn new moon on January 16th is your power time. Anything’s possible.
The responsible Capricorn new moon on January 16th is the perfect time to set your goals and visions for the months ahead. What about Kitty? What does he need? Nails clipped, a thorough brushing and what about ordering his food and vitamins? You don’t have to do it all at once, but make a plan and add it to your calendar.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
On January 2nd your ruler, electric Uranus, moves out of retrograde and you’re off and running. Venus visits your sign from January 17th to February 10th; doors open, people are attracted to you and life is smoother and sweeter. On January 19th, the sun enters Aquarius and your birthday season commences. Start making your wish list. January 24 you may be tempted to hang on to a grudge; take the high road instead.
We’re heading into Aquarius season and your birthday time. Do you know kitty’s birthday? If not, just celebrate his along with yours!
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The beautiful Cancer full moon on January 1st brings news about a love relationship, a creative project or family member. The Capricorn new moon on January 16th moves you closer to realizing a professional goal. Social media can help; don’t be shy about promoting yourself on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, especially January 6th to 16th. The January 31st eclipse in your wellness zone inspires you to start eating clean and working out.
Do you leave the radio on when you’re out? Not all kitties necessarily like music but a gentle and sensitive Pisces (or Cancer) would; especially classical.