General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
You can focus on your career during the first half of the month, working hard toward a goal that you have. You may make progress early, but find that everything slows down to a crawl, or even goes backward, during the second half of the month. Your energy isn’t great either, and seems to escape you as the month goes on. You lack the drive you usually have, and feel that now isn’t the right time for you to do anything important. There will be a better time later.
You want to give all of your time to your goals and ambitions as January begins, and can make a lot of progress in a short period of time, but problems arise midmonth as Mercury turns retrograde (appearing to move backward) in your career sector, and throws everything off. Make sure you have plenty of time to meet deadlines so you can review your work over and over again, and be careful of making a bad first impression on someone important.
The full moon on the 4th occurs in your money sector, and you can deal with financial issues around that time. Finalize arrangements, finish paying something off, and straighten out your finances so you feel more secure. Later in the month, Mars will be in your career and life path sector, so your energy for this area of life increases, and you’re more driven and ambitious. The issue is that your ruler, Mercury, will be retrograde (appearing to move backward), and starting anything new meets resistance.
A full moon occurs on the 4th in your sign, which is usually a time for you to be rewarded for good and smart work, or punished for irresponsibility and bad behavior. It’s a good time to gauge if you need to keep doing what you’re doing or change your approach. During the second half of the month, working with others may be a difficult thing to do, and if you need an investor or help from someone else, it’s like pulling teeth. Try going to people who have helped you in the past.
During the first half of January, you can get work done, the smaller tasks and chores that build up, and try to get stuff out of the way. Your relationship issues can take over later in the month, so you’re best time to be productive is during the first half of January. With the full moon on the 12th, use the energy to get rid of things you don’t need. Clearing the clutter in every way means you have less issues to deal with later, and makes it easier when other problems arise.
You start out feeling productive, but then start to lose steam quickly, and are going in the wrong direction come the middle of the month. Mercury, your ruler, turns retrograde (appearing to move backward), in your work sector, and you’re not as productive and efficient as usual, miss the details, and feel off in general. You have to give yourself extra time to get work done, and not be as demanding of yourself as you usually are, or you’ll work yourself to sickness.
The full moon on the 4th occurs in your career and life path sector, and this can be the high point of the year for you if you’ve played your cards right, done the homework and research, done the hard work, make good decisions. You can advance far professionally or with a goal that you’re working on. If not, you have to assess the direction your life is going in and see how you can change the path you’re on. Going down a new road can be scary, but necessary at times.
You can feel that a big idea early in the month is what you should be focusing on, but you need to figure out if it really is a good idea or not, and if it’s really something you can attain. If you feel it is, you need to do your homework and come up with a good plan of action before you rush into anything. You may be tempted to avoid going the traditional route, or go too traditional, so be open to whichever way is best. Let your intuition guide you through the process.
During the first half of January, you can focus on your finances, and try to keep them in order. A financial opportunity can present itself to you that you consider, but if you’re going to follow it through, do so early, otherwise it may not be the best time to start anything new. Also watch your spending, and be sure you have enough put away for any issues that may come about so you’re protected no matter what happens. Can’t rely on luck forever.
You create a good financial plan as January begins, but have a hard time following it by the middle of the month as Mercury turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in your money sector. Old financial issues can come back up again, and you have to figure out how to eliminate them for good this time. You need to make sure you do plenty of research before spending money, otherwise you feel you made the wrong choice. Be cautious financially, but don’t force yourself to be a miser either.
The full moon on the 4th occurs in your work sector, and you finish a work project or plan. If you’re unhappy with your work, that seems more obvious now, and you consider when the right time will be to walk away. Mars is in your money sector during the second half of the month, and you can make more money but also spend more money, so watch your spending if you don’t want to kill your budget. Mercury will retrograde (appear to move backward) in your sign starting midmonth, and comprehension becomes difficult.
You lack the energy to get much done during the first half of January, but Mars enters your sign on the 12th, and your energy begins to improve. You’re more enthusiastic, driven, ambitious, and energetic, and you can use this to pursue what you want. Old issues from the past might get in the way though, so make sure you’ve cut the ties you need to and shut the door on issues that should stay squarely in the past. Anything that does come up, deal with it quickly and move on.
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn: June - August 2018
Mercury Retrograde in Leo: July - August 2018
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August 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026