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Let the Stars Guide You to Business Success!
Overall Themes in January 2012
Midnight New Year’s Chart as Harbinger
How many times do you get to use the word harbinger? At least once a year! The chart on New Year’s Eve at midnight is a great indicator of the type of year that we will have. For the inner planets, we’ve got a sun in dedicated Capricorn, a moon in spontaneous Aries, Mercury in philosophical Sagittarius, Venus in philanthropic Aquarius, and Mars in practical Virgo. The outer planets are congregating in Taurus, Libra, Aquarius, Aries and Capricorn. 2012 will be a year of exciting surprises and changes that will shift how we both live and love, balanced by the life giving energy of the sun and the expansion energy of Jupiter, as well as the transformational energies of Pluto all grounded nicely in Earth Signs. With our midnight moon in fiery Aries, we should expect lots of new beginnings and fresh starts throughout the year!
Business Cycle Focus: Moons in Cancer & Aquarius
The cycle of the moon that matches the ebb and flow of both the ocean tide and human emotion is a great tool to check in with at the beginning of a new year. Full moon energy represents completion and abundance, while New Moon energy represents the start of something new. Susan Miller of AstrologyZone teaches us that new moon energy also resets that part of your chart for the full year ahead. Check out her monthly horoscopes for a more detailed look at how the stars affect your entire life (love, business, etc). The first full moon of 2012 will be in Cancer, which is a watery sign that expresses emotional love through nurturing. Any projects that you are looking to bring to culmination with a gentle loving touch will do great if you find a way to complete them around January 8th. The first new moon of 2012 is found in Aquarius, a sign that encourages communication and powerful networking energies. Use these two moments to set up your business cycle energies for 2012 and map out your vision. Also meditate on the idea that each project you start in January will be for the greater good of humanity (Aquarius) and each project you finish in January will make your inner mother (Cancer) burst with pride.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
I want my Aries to start off the New Year with a bang. You've got the New Year Midnight moon in your sign as well as the power of the sun in your career house for the first couple of weeks of January. Use this power to get any work projects off the ground. You spent 2011 adjusting to a big change: Uranus, the planet of surprises moved into your sign in March for a long stay of almost seven years. Life is going to give you plenty of shake-ups for the next couple of years but especially in the first two years that Uranus spends in your sign. Your first house of self will change radically, possibly quickly, so get ready for the ride! The first half of 2012 will be dominated by Mars' move (both backwards and forwards) through your sixth house of everyday life in Virgo.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
I want my Taurus to integrate their inner quest to bring beauty to the world with their outward focused search for wealth. With the Aquarius New Moon landing in your tenth house of fame and honors, you'll find a way to turn whatever idea that you have about helping others into a healthy, solidly money making venture. Have faith in the creativity that always bubbles beneath the surface of my seemingly solid as a rock Taurus. Remember that the goddess of Love and Beauty herself, Venus, rules you. Your ruler is joined by the new moon in your tenth house, so career decisions made before January 15th will set the stage for how your fortunes will find their way throughout the year. The first half of 2012 will be dominated by Jupiter's move through your first house of self as well as Mars energy directed to your fifth house of creativity.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
I want my Geminis to tread lightly through the world in order to more deeply consider their impact on other people. With our ruler Mercury cruising through three different signs, January is a month of navigating the radically different waters of partnerships, reinvention and higher education. Be gentle on those around you, since the Gemini mind is usually five steps ahead of everyone else. Both love and beauty are crucial to your career in January, with Venus entering the tenth house of fame and reputation by mid-month. Venus is entering dreamy Pisces at the same time so whatever your career plans are for 2012, make sure you make decisions from both the heart and also deep within your subconscious. You'll be preoccupied with your home, real estate and family for the first six months of 2012 due to Mars energy in your fourth house of home. Trust that this preoccupation is all about creating a stronger foundation to build your entire career upon for the next thirteen years.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
I want my Cancers to meditate on their hopes, wishes and dreams for the New Year. Lucky Cancers are blessed with a full moon in your sign in January. The dreams you have while sleeping will find their way to your waking life the more you find ways to focus on them. Time to pull out that dream board or write down your favorite wish with a color-coded pen (purple for wealth, red for love, green for health). Mars is keeping you on your toes in your third house of communication, which represents a big bold shift of thinking for Cancers. You can sometimes keep your ideas and thoughts hidden beneath a tough exterior, but Mars plus communication equals bursts of truth. With Uranus settling into Aries in your tenth house for a nice long stay, you'll have lots of powerful energies as well as sudden changes in your career. My slow moving Cancers aren't typically used to this much movement and excitement in their carefully constructed lives. Take the first six months of 2012 to get used to this new normal of the shifting sands of your fame and fortune.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
I want my Leos to take stock of where they are in their careers. January is a time when both the Sun and Mercury will be spending some time in your house of everyday life. Make sure that everything you eat, every movement of your body and every moment you spend sorting out the details in January is really truly deeply representative of whom you are. All of this tedium will have a fantastic payoff of setting the stage for any health and wealth success that you will have in 2012. Make sure you capitalize on the power of Jupiter in your tenth house of fame as well as Mars in your second house of wealth for the first six months of 2012. Lucky Leos, you'll have a great opportunity to expand your business or buy a new one if that's where your mind has been going recently, in the next six months. If you want to make sure that you are set up for success in your job, look for creative ways to communicate with your partners in both love, life and business.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
I want my Virgos to take the time to reflect on how far they traveled in 2011 and where they want to go in 2012. Mars, which entered your sign at the end of 2011, will be turning retrograde by the end of the month. He won't be giving you any extra power until he turns direct in mid-April. However, as I've talked about in the past, retrograde times are moments to pause and take time for philosophical reflection of life. Think of retrograde motion as the ability to enjoy the slower pace of life. Most of my Virgos, who have had an intense burst of energy during the holidays, will welcome the slowdown as a time of meditation on the joy of journey. Business partnerships will pick up when Venus enters your house of partnerships by mid month, so make sure that you are ready for the influx of stunning new clients that tend to follow the lady Venus.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
I want my Libras to begin the integration process, which includes the acceptance of the major shift of self that are finishing up in the next ten months. Saturn leaves your sign in October of 2012 and won't return for another 30 years. As I've talked about in previous columns, Libras have had a harder time than most during this recession, due to the presence of Saturn, the planet of karma, life lessons and responsibilities, in your sign since 2009. You've only got the task master Saturn in your first house of self for little bit more time so whatever lessons you need to learn in at this moment of your life have more than likely been revealed to you. January is also an exciting time for your career, with the full moon in your tenth house of career, fame and honors. This is the time to hold that dream that is dear to your heart in your career clearly in your mind's eye. The more energy that is focused on manifesting that vision, the better the out come. Mars will be moving backwards and then cruising forward for the first six months of 2012 in the challenging twelfth house of your subconscious so be open and ready if your dreams start speaking to you more clearly.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
I want my Scorpios to focus more of their energy inward, through renovations of their home, as well as rehabilitative discussions with those close to you. Your career takes a back seat in January, as you recover from the fall, which was a time of getting out into the world. Now is the time for my Scorpios to embrace a more comfortable state of quiet alone time. This should be used for stimulating talks with friends or lovers over steaming cups of cocoa, even if you live in a climate that is hot and sunny! You'll have moments of clarity in your ability to add to your bottom line in the beginning of the month with Mercury in your second house of wealth. By the end of the month, you'll be more interested in discussing ways to spruce up your house for entertaining. Mars energy in your house of friendships means that the beginning of 2012 should be focused on ways to increase your visibility in your circle of friends.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
I want my Sagittarius to take stock of their personal and professional portfolio. With several planets sending their vibes your way via the second house of wealth and abundance, January should be a time of navigating your ways through different choices of where you want to take your career in 2012. With Mars moving backwards through your tenth house by the end of the month, make sure that you solidify any work or prospective client discussions. The next couple of months may not be the most productive time for gaining new clients, but it will be a fantastic time for deepening the relationship and ties with the clients you already have. The first half of 2012 will be about energy in your career combined with abundance in your day-to-day life.
Capricorns (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
I want my Capricorns to forge new business partnerships by the middle of the month in order to make this year more profitable. Along with Libras, Capricorns have been taught hard life lessons throughout this recession, with Saturn plodding through your tenth house of career, fame and honors. I recently finished reading Liz Greene's book all about Saturn where she provided me insight into the idea of Saturn as the beast in the fairy tale "Beauty And The Beast". You have maybe been forced to rethink the definition of what makes you exactly who you are, since Saturn teaches us lessons about the deeper parts of our self that sometimes elude everyday analysis. Some of my Capricorns have spent their entire lives with your identity tied closely with your job. The past couple of years may have forced to reinvent yourself. Take a moment to reflect on this reinvention as the journey that the prince makes from ugly to beautiful. Since 2008, you've also been adjusting to the reincarnation energies of Pluto in your sign, so the pressure that you have felt may just be the typical growing pains that come from Saturn and Pluto.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
I want my Aquarius to get ready to shine in the first month of the year. With planets lining up in your sign and your first house of self, the beginning of the New Year is a great time for an entirely new version of who you fundamentally want the world to take notice of. The first half of 2012 will be a time to contemplate the ebb and flow of life, with Mars in your eighth house of resurrection. You'll need to reflect on how you want to handle loans or other areas of your life where money comes into your life from other people (such as bank loans or credit cards) rather than money you've earned through dividends in the stock market, salary or residuals from projects completed long ago. Wealth will be yours in the long run during Neptune's turn in your second house of abundance, but you'll need to examine the creative side of your subconscious in order to have full access to the abundance that you so rightly deserve.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20)
I want my Pisces to get out and about, since this is the time of year to mingle with friends. The first half of 2012 will be a time for making strides in fruitful business ventures with the powerful one two punch of Mars in your seventh house of partnerships and Capricorn in your eleventh house of friendship. You've also had to adjust to some surprising changes in the areas of your life dealing with abundance as Uranus joined Aries in your second house of wealth. More than any other sign, Pisces are able to go wherever the river of life takes them, so continue to ride this wave to greater success in all areas of your life. You saw your favorite planet, Neptune, move into your sign and house of self in the middle of 2011. He moved back into Aquarius for a brief moment and then will cruise fully into your sign by February for an extended stay until 2025. Take this beginning half of the year to get ready for a period of time that will expand your intuition and psychic abilities to new heights.
January Dates to Calendar
Moon in Aries 1/1
Full Moon in Cancer 1/8
Mercury dancing (into Capricorn 1/9 then into Aquarius 1/28)
Venus in Pisces 1/15
Sun in Aquarius 1/22
New Moon in Aquarius 1/23
Mars Retrograde in Virgo 1/23
To Your Greatest Success!
Jenn August, C.H, C.L.S.C
Business Hypnotherapist & Success Coach
Ilana Weiner, L.E.
Have a wonderful month! Celebrate yourself - You deserve it!
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