-Moody Shades of Winter-

We have a full moon at 11º Cancer on January 1st, 2018. What a way to start the New Year! This moon comes at a perfect time. Understandably, many people are hoping for a new start and a better year than the last. As with all full moons, something must be released in order to step into 2018.

The full moon in Cancer encourages people to move past all the family turmoil of the preceding weeks and years. Sentiments of the past will come flooding in, both good and not so good. Female family members and friends will be powerful influences. You may discover a woman in your life has been struggling with a health issue or some other hardship. Or a woman close to you, who has been dealing with a difficult situation, may be entering a new phase or completing something. Expect endings and closures.

Here’s the good news. This moon is making excellent aspects to Mars and Jupiter. There will be an incredible amount of energy and determination in the air. Not to mention, a nice bit of universal luck from a trine to Jupiter. Whatever you set your mind to, you will seem unstoppable. Mars will fortify your energy levels, giving you the strength to move forward. Cancer is, by nature, a gentile sign but Mars is a fiery planet and will strengthen your emotional responses at this time. Your motivation levels will come to a peak and be surging over the next few days.

Also, I have to say it because it’s true. Sexuality will be off the charts during the next couple days. People want love badly right now. Love truly is a relative term because everything depends on your own personal definition. However, physicality, sex, fantasies and primal urges will be out there. Most people will be able to sense this rather easily.

Planet Pluto will be aspecting the Moon and Venus. Pluto wants control and will do almost anything to get it in certain circumstances. Have your wits about you and don’t go into any dark, cold alleys with strangers…unless you’re into that sort of thing. If you are, it’ll be a powerful experience–don’t expect to forget about it anytime soon after. That type of energy will stay with you for a while. The aspects are in wide orbs (not too close) which means the energy is there but not in full force. But it will definitely be the culprit of some interesting New Year’s stories.

Lastly, the moon is making a nice trine to Neptune which adds a spongy sensitivity to your mood. Precognitive dreams are a possibility over the next couple of days because the collective intuition will be high. You can put your gut instincts to good use. Don’t disregard your day and/or night dreams—they mean something. Pay attention to your feelings at this time, they will lead you to appropriate conclusions.

January is a big month. We have a full Moon, new Moon and a lunar eclipse to contend with. Additionally, there will be a large collection of planets in the sign of Capricorn. More to come…