Well, here we are in a new year’s cycle of energy, and one that promises a new beginning for humanity and the planet! 2017 is a 10/1 Universal Year (2+0+1+7=10) so we will talk about what this means as a whole before looking at the vibration of the month of January.
The 10/1 Universal Year is a masculine energy, as opposed to the 9 Universal Year cycle we had in 2016 which was feminine in nature. The 9 vibration of last year was about releasing, clearing old energies, letting go of past situations, “going with the flow”, developing faith and trust, and being receptive and allowing of the unfolding of the Divine Plan in our lives. The 1 vibration is about the birth of a new beginning, new directions, taking charge of our lives, making decisions to create change, taking action towards our goals, displaying courage and individuality, and showing our leadership potential out in the world.
The 10th Major Arcana in the Tarot is the Wheel of Fortune. According to Megan Skinner in her book entitled, “Essence of the Tarot” this card is about the Path of Opportunity and is ruled by Jupiter, the Great Benefic. The Wheel of Fortune is about change, expansion, and growth, and this year of 2017 is sure to be one of fast movement, new potentials, and various opportunities to grow and expand beyond our comfort zones. Just because we are in a cycle of new beginnings does not mean it is easy energy…..change is something that we, as humans, often fear….but if we can adjust our perspective and look at change as something exciting, this will fuel our sense of adventure for the new energies and circumstances that will surely make themselves known!
The month of January is an 11/2 Master Number Energy! The reduced vibration of the 2 tells us that this is a month of patient, steady movement forward. It is a time to focus on balance, equality, and working with others. Relationship matters with friends, family, and loved ones are highlighted. We will be connecting with new people that are meant to assist us in some way on our journey in life.
The 11 Master Number Energy is a call to us as Light Workers to awaken all of our gifts and stand in the truth of who we are…..it is time to step more fully into our roles of what we are here to do for the planet and humanity! It is the energy of the Visionary!
The 11th Major Arcana of the Tarot is the Justice card which is ruled by Libra. This card is often associated with a woman holding the Scales of Justice. Just as one might surmise, this is about fairness and justice……it is about Universal Truth bringing the energies and circumstances of our lives back into a balance. Libra is an Air sign so if we can use the power of the mind to evaluate our situation and make the choices that are necessary to regain a sense of equilibrium and balance in our lives, then this will aid us greatly in moving forward. The Laws of the Universe will assist us all in using the Sword of Justice to cut away all that no longer serves us, and find our balance once again!
Now to talk about the astrological highlights of this first month in the New Year!
We begin the month with Mars and Neptune coming together in the elusive water sign of Pisces on January 1st. This may have a very strange feeling associated with it and we may feel confused, ungrounded, and lacking in physical energy. Our bodies may be more sensitive to chemicals and substances in general so be safe as you are celebrating the New Year.
On January 2nd-3rd depending on where you are in the world, Venus, planet of relationships and money, moves into the spiritual sign of Pisces where she will be until February 3rd. In this sign, she will be more creative, artistic, loving, and compassionate, but perhaps also confused, dreamy, and uncertain.
Mercury retrogrades from steady, practical Capricorn back into fiery, mutable Sagittarius on January 4th and turns to direct motion at 28 degrees Sagittarius on January 8th. It will take a few days for Mercury to pick up speed again and for clarity of mind to set in, but once it does we will have more focus to set some plans in motion. This will be supported as he moves back into goal-oriented Capricorn on January 12th, where he stays until February 7th.
January 12th is the day of the Full Moon at 22 degrees Cancer. This will be a powerful and extra sensitive Full Moon with Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra both challenging this lunation in the days preceding it. Uranus can elicit some unexpected outbursts of emotion and Jupiter may expand this energy. It is likely that there will be some situations regarding relationships that will be changing at this time as Aries (Uranus) and Libra (Jupiter) rule the polarity of Self vs. Other.
As the Sun moves into Aquarius on January 19th, we also have Mars in Pisces challenging Saturn in Sagittarius by square….and on January 27th Venus in Pisces creates the same challenging connection with Saturn, the Task Master. This will bring some strained energies in relationships, finances, health, self-worth, and our feeling of being able to move forward. It is best to do what we can to stay balanced and have patience as circumstances unfold.
We have a New Moon at 8 degrees Aquarius on January 27th-28th signifying a new start and a new beginning that projects energies of independence and freedom. Also at this time is when Mars, planet of energy and action, moves into fiery, take-charge, leadership oriented Aries! (This is also, by the way, the beginning of the New Chinese Year of the Rooster.) With Mars in Aries, we will feel extra motivated to move forward with ideas, plans, and situations. We will have more physical energy…..we will be more assertive….and our plans start to unfold in a more timely manner.
It is interesting to take note that from January 8th, the day that Mercury turns back to direct motion, until February 6th, all of the planets are moving in a forward motion. There are not a lot of times when we have all the planets moving in direct motion at once. In fact, this will not happen again until January 2018.
When all of the planets are moving in direct motion, this allows for circumstances in our lives to move forward more easily and unencumbered. We should take advantage of this block of time to initiate, nurture, and take action on those situations, projects, and new ideas that we are focused on developing for the year.
Have a Prosperous and Abundant 2017 everyone!
Please be sure to watch the Monthly Angel Card Reading Video for January 2017 below and watch my weekly readings on my YouTube channel, Angel Messenger website, or on my Facebook page to hear what messages our angels and guides share with us for the upcoming month!