JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
A MONTH OF POTENTIAL
By Laurie www.sublunar.co.za
We begin with a Full Moon on the 2nd of January and finish the Month with another full Moon, in fact a total eclipse of the Moon on the 31st of January which will not be visible in Africa.
Two Moons in one month occur every 2.7 years, the second full Moon is known as a Blue Moon. Thought to be called “blue” after an old English term meaning “betrayer”, a Blue Moon is an extra full moon that occurs due to a quirk of the calendar, so it has nothing to do with the colour.
In Astrology the Moon describes our needs. Without a need nothing will happen. So January promises to be a month of needs.
Having a need is the beginning of making things happen, so this year we need to think about what it is we need to do to make 2018 an awesome year.
The first full Moon on the 2nd is in Cancer, a sensitive yet friendly sympathetic energy. We need to learn to flow with life’s emotional ups and downs. When the Moon is in Cancer it is strong and has the ability to attract energy exposing all for people to see.
Moon and Cancer are associated with being of service, very service orientated energy where the needs of self and others are taken into consideration. It is not the type of energy that is all about ME, but it is more about what can I do to be of service to others and thereby growing my own self worth.
This is a Moon with a promise of victory and conquest, such a positive motivational Moon, if you need to become victorious, then conquer your fears and insecurities, climb out of your shell and do the work.
Mercury is finally direct in motion though is still capable to bring about a scattered energy; our brains may have many ideals and dreams, so many that finding the focus may be challenging or counterproductive. This is what happens when Mercury the busy planet is in Sagittarius an expansive sign.
This scattered energy changes in the second week of January, our intellectual energy and minds become more focused and practical as Mercury moves into Capricorn.
Communication in general needs to become clear and focused. If you need to convey some information, write a document or just have meetings, make sure you have a structured approach and you keep things professional.
A clear practical, methodical mind with intolerance for idleness and silly foolish chatter is the energy Mercury in Capricorn brings to us this month. Be precise and clear in what you want and how to achieve what you have set out to do.
As we know, Jupiter the planet of plenty, ruler of all universal resources is in Scorpio the sign of transformation. This brings about an efficient flair for those of us who are prepared to do all the work necessary for the fulfilment of any given task.
Jupiter brings about opportunities for financial gain, but will expose finances that are disarray. Large corporations that have been abusing funds and in some cases operating fraudulently will be exposed and will certainly be making transformative financial decisions, as too should we with our finances.
Corruption will be exposed in a big way, I am sure the journalists will have a field day. Life and politics, be it in the office or your country will be undergoing transformation and reform.
This year Jupiter will bring us the gift of flare for success and business. Whenever Jupiter makes contact with any of the key areas in your chart you will be guided to transform and develop you inner strength and higher mind.
My mini reading of R300 will focus on when Jupiter will connect with you and how to best use this gift for success or what to watch out for. Contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org for your reading.
Jupiter in Scorpio is also about political reform, if political parties are operating using their higher minds to find the inner strength they will be successful and benefit the people they serve.
But should those in politics insist on falling into the old habit patterns of using their lower minds then we can expect reckless destructive outcomes to the people they should be serving.
We can expect to see a lot of transformation this year money issues, and large corporations will be visible and exposed. Secrets will come out. This is a good thing as when bad is exposed then the healing can begin.
This will happen to us personally as well, those ugly secrets we think we have managed to hide so well will eventually come back to haunt you. So before this happens bring them out in the open, face reality and make the changes that are vitally necessary for your future growth.
Mars joining forces with Jupiter in Scorpio this Month is potent. The drive and intensity for transformation is very strong, a great time to make the action for change in your life.
Now what is really exciting is that Saturn the planet we so need to bring about structure in our lives, has moved into Capricorn. We get the planet that thrives on Structure in the sign he rules and Capricorn, this is where Saturn operates best. Time to take life seriously.
Authority figures will become more focused and structured, life in general, political and in all areas will start to become organised. Ambition and a purpose for life will become more serious. It is a great time to bring about reality and structure to our abstract thoughts and ideals
There are rules in life and with Saturn in Capricorn should universal rules be ignored then the consequences will be harsh, some may call the consequences karma. As for authority figures they too will feel the mighty power of Saturn should they not reform, especially those that have been self serving at the expense of others.
To finish the month we are gifted with a full Lunar Eclipse on the 31st of January. As mentioned above this is the second full Moon of the month so it is a Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse. Very special energy and by being a full eclipse it brings about a stronger meaning. Yes it will be a super Moon as it will be close to Earth and in some places a Blood Moon, red in colour due to the atmosphere.
A lunar eclipse is where the Moon disappears as Earth sits between the Sun and the Moon, cutting the light that the Sun reflects onto the Moon. It always occurs with a full Moon and marks endings. Eclipses can bring about dramatic events regarding weather, earthquakes, floods, tornados etc.
Personally eclipses can shake us up, turn us inside out, and uproot us onto another plain. Compliancy goes out the window and we need to change as we move to another level of maturity. Certain things will come to an end and we will need to shift.
This Eclipse will be in Leo, beware egotistically driven leaders, managers, bosses and presidents, your ego filled reign is coming to an end and your life will be turned upside down. As Eclipses end things it would not be surprising to see many a leader falling from grace and even from their self made pedestals,
Life will work better if we are able to end our God like complexes and just get over our egos. The Eclipse will bring about a completion and new beginning. Used wisely we have the ability to become creative and own our vital energy.
Don’t diet…no it is not good for you, all you need to do is cut back on what you are eating and to eat wisely.
Venus the planet that rules all things desirable is in Capricorn which is the sign of restraint. What a great time to bring restraint into our eating patterns.
It is time to take our heads out of the ground and see reality, take note of the foods we are eating…count the calories and you may be surprised at how much sugar and calories you can find in what you deem to be healthy slimming food.
A good example of how easily we think we are doing the right thing but in fact are totally wrong is the Smoothie.
A lot of fruit in one smoothie can spike your blood sugar and cause digestive problems. Fruits such as banana, apple, mango, and pineapple are delicious, but keep these to a minimum. Smoothies high in sugar are a recipe for weight gain.
If you are into smoothies then Google recopies for low calorie high energy smoothies, and remember a smoothie is a meal not an extra bit of niceness to add to your meal.
Water will quench your thirst more than anything else you drink. Take any soda for example; the sugar content is so high you will continue to feel thirsty afterwards. Drink cool drinks and beverages for enjoyment not to quench your thirst. A good rule of thumb is to drink a glass of water when you are thirsty and then if you still feel the need, enjoy a nice drink of sorts.
I wish you a year filled with good health, abundance and joy.