Hang on to your hats and your hormones, because 2018 is starting off with a total lunar eclipse. It won’t be visible in the UK but even so, it’s big news. Eclipses bring about sweeping changes.
Wherever you are in life as you start 2018, use January to think about what you were grateful for in 2017 and what you want to leave behind. This is crucial. The time to decide what you want to attract into your life will come next month.
If you haven’t already done a gratitude list for 2017, do it now. Then make a list of what you want to leave behind and burn it today or on the night of 30 January, which is the night before the Full Moon eclipse. Also, think of someone you need to forgive on 31 January. Even if you don’t accept what they did, make peace with it and move on.
The other major astro action to note this month is the connection between Jupiter and Pluto on 16 January. This adds to the feeling that anything is possible in January – if you’re willing to really set your mind to it.
22 Dec to 20 Jan
There’s a financial turning point coming for you now, as the eclipse straddles both your Money Zones. Make a list of all your unnecessary expenses and delete them from your spending routines. Next up, think about whether you have fears around money and where they come from. Knowing where a fear comes from is often enough to eradicate it, if you have the desire to do so.
Power date: 24 January – a very good day to talk a problem through
21 Jan to 19 Feb
The Full Moon eclipse this month takes place in your Seventh House, which is also known as your Love Zone. Therefore, it’s a fairly safe bet that something big is going to be happening for you when it comes to love and romance, to do with your partner, your ex or someone else who counts as a VIP in your life. Friendships and other relationships that end now are doing so at a very karmic time, so be careful which ties you sever.
Power date: 18 January – you should feel more loved and loveable
20 Feb to 20 Mar
In the coming six months, one of your main aims should be to lie low, meditate, contemplate and generally take some time out from the madness of life. And while you do this, you also need to be taking care of yourself. Make your own health and wellbeing a priority. If you don’t look after yourself, then who can? Also, travel with a friend is well starred.
Power date: 19 January – a great day to meditate or use your intuition
21 Mar to 20 Apr
If you’ve been working hard on something, be it a full- or part-time job or a smaller side project, it looks as though you’re about to see some success. There could be a pat on the back, wider recognition or there could even be some money coming your way. The message of the skies is that if you put your heart and soul into what you do, there will be rewards.
Power date: 26 January – you’ll find your fire again!
21 Apr to 21 May
This year should be good for your love life, whether you’re single, divorced, never married or long-time married. In fact, all your important relationships are going to be better in 2018, thanks to the series of rolling Jupiter/Pluto connections that are going on throughout the year ahead. Indeed, even with your best friend or your ex (or ex-best friend), there’s the chance for positive transformation. If you work, make sure you get a work-life balance now.
Power date: 8 January – a very powerful day for you
22 May to 22 Jun
Your challenge now and over the coming six months is this: you need to find a balance between where you are and where you dream of being. Whether you want to get away from it all for a short time or a long time, the skies (and the eclipse) are reminding you that good things can happen at home just as much as they do somewhere far away – and vice versa. Financially, there’s an upswing.
Power date: 12 January – a very good day to get serious about something
23 Jun to 23 Jul
January brings the start of the new eclipse season, which means you’re going to be a bit more on edge than usual, being Moon ruled. The way to work with the energies is to make sure you’re doing self-care to relax yourself – such as meditating, walking in nature and/or getting enough sleep. This eclipse straddles your two Financial Zones, so you can expect developments related to cash this month, too.
Power date: 15 January – a great day for you
24 Jul to 23 Aug
The eclipse this month takes place in your sign. That’s big news for you and the year ahead! There could be big emotions or events, turnarounds, surprises and changes. Whatever happens now, the thing to do is accept that you’re being pushed towards where you’re meant to be – where your ‘higher self’ wants to be. Imagine that before you came to earth, you signed up for certain lessons. The eclipse brings what’s needed to teach them.
Power date: 31 January – the date of the eclipse
24 Aug to 23 Sep
One of the major issues bothering many Virgos is that you simply worry too much. You’re fully focused on wanting to help other people, and be good and nice and kind and useful. And that’s lovely. However, you also need to relax a little if you want to get into life’s flow. Being in life’s flow means things come to you rather than you having to work for everything. Meditation is the key – try it!
Power date: 24 January – you have ‘the power’ today. Use it!
24 Sep to 23 Oct
Friendships are in focus this month. Special ones will get even more precious, and one you have outgrown could be released into the ether. This is nothing to worry about – it’s a natural part of life. If you lose a friend, though, don’t lose the lesson. In other news, life at home and concerning cash looks extra promising. Changes that happen now in either of these areas are for the best, so be optimistic.
Power date: 9 January – this day sees you in your element. Spend it with loved ones
24 Oct to 22 Nov
Now and over the coming six months, there’s a real battle playing out in your chart. It’s about finding balance in your life so that you can achieve all that you want to achieve, but still have enough time for your beloved family and friends. No matter what your age, you do still need goals to aim for – however, don’t allow the pursuit of these to get in the way of spending quality time with people you love.
Power date: 8 January – a day when you’re feeling loved or lovely
23 Nov to 21 Dec
The past few years have probably taken a toll on you and honestly, that’s only to be expected as you’ve had the hard planet Saturn in your sign. Now, though, that cycle is ending and it’s time for you to start to rebuild your life – and your belief in yourself, if it’s been damaged at all. The best way to do this is to find things that you appreciate about yourself, on a daily basis if you can.
Power date: 15 January – a good day for you to transform your life
Your monthly horoscope from Bon magazine's astrologer Yasmin Boland of www.moonology.com