2018 kicks off right away with a full moon on the 1st at 9:23PM ET in Cancer. Cancer is the sign that naturally rules the Moon, and is ruler of our emotions, what we need for emotional security and stability, and what we need to comfort and support us emotionally. So with this full moon, we start 2018 tending to our emotional needs, giving ourselves comfort and support, no doubt trying to recover from the wonky December energy 2017 ends with.
Cancer rules the home and family, the country and homeland, so we may be more invested in what happens in your families, homes, countries, and native lands. Cancer is the roots, the foundation, the core, and we can work on strengthening the foundations of our lives, getting to our cores, or going back to basics and getting in touch with our roots.
This full moon is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) transit (moving) Neptune in Pisces, and this can make us more sensitive, gentle, intuitive, and sweet. We can be more compassionate, do more for others, and can be more understanding emotionally.
The full moon occurs at 11 degrees 37 minutes in Cancer. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Cancer
Sextile: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Opposition: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Capricorn
The first new moon of 2018 occurs on the 16th at 9:17PM ET in Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of goals, ambitions, direction, and life path, so we can focus on where we're going in life, where we want to be, the goals we want to achieve, and how we can achieve them, whether individually or as a collective.
Capricorn rules our governments, politicians, institutions, and rulers, so there can be extra focus on them (for better or for worse?). We may want more order, more discipline, more practicality, and to see the bigger picture. We can take on more responsibilities, or demand accountability. We can set high expectations, and keep pushing until we reach the top. We know what we're capable of achieving, and we can work harder for what we want.
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) Venus in Capricorn, helping us to come together, benefiting from partnerships and cooperation and diplomacy, and we can be more compromising, fair-minded, and focused on justice. We can work to get along better, and may focus more on certain connections, relationships, and alliances.
The new moon occurs at 26 degrees 54 minutes in Capricorn. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 54 minutes - 28 degrees 54 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 24 degrees 54 minutes - 28 degrees 54 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 24 degrees 54 minutes - 28 degrees 54 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 24 degrees 54 minutes - 28 degrees 54 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 24 degrees 54 minutes - 28 degrees 54 minutes Cancer
The first month of the year closes out with the year's first eclipse, a lunar eclipse in Leo on the 31st at 8:27AM ET. We can feel more creative and inspired by life with a Leo lunar eclipse, and want to be more affectionate, loving, and theatrical. We can be generous, we can be sweet, and we can be a little dramatic at times when we're not getting the attention that we want. But if we feel supported and loved, we can share the love with the rest of the world freely.
We may be putting the spotlight on something intensely, and there can be more focus on the entertainment world, performers, artists, and the like, and we may give more attention to someone or to a cause or passion.
Love relationships can get put under the microscope too, and we can grow closer with the people we feel a strong connection to, especially spiritually and emotionally, and may let go of the people we don't. Some relationships come apart while others flourish and grow.
The lunar eclipse occurs at 11 degrees 37 minutes in Leo. The aspects for this lunar eclipse are:
Conjunction: 6 degrees 37 minutes - 16 degrees 37 minutes Leo
Semisextile: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Cancer or Virgo
Sextile: 6 degrees 37 minutes - 16 degrees 37 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 6 degrees 37 minutes - 16 degrees 37 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 6 degrees 37 minutes - 16 degrees 37 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Quincunx: 9 degrees 37 minutes - 13 degrees 37 minutes Capricorn or Pisces
Opposition: 6 degrees 37 minutes - 16 degrees 37 minutes Aquarius
*Note that eclipses have an impact of up to six months before and after
Mars Retrograde in Aries: September - November 2020
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2020
Anaretic Saturn in Capricorn
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto 2020
Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020
October 2020 New & Full Moons
August 2020 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Capricorn: December 2019 - December 2020
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026