IMG_0754_2January Action- all times ET: 

2015 opens with Jupiter retrograde, which often symbolizes a tendency to curtail speculation and risk.

Yet 2015 is an “8” year in numerology: 2+0+1+5= 8.

An “8 year” encourages money growth when supported with the right use of power. You might implement a slow start to an enterprise in the first few months of the year.

In general, it is not advisable to start a business with Jupiter retrograde; there are exceptions, so consult your astrologer, contact me for a session or ask me a question on Facebook.

Regardless of the retrograde, the first several days in January show terrific flow, leading towards the Full Moon on January 4th. Set your eye on a goal and believe that it is in the realm of inevitability, not simply possibility!
If you’ve not yet seen it, here’s my video on the Winter Solstice and how it colors 2015

Saturn in Sagittarius: a definite shift in focus, until June when it dips back in Scorpio for the summer. That video here

Finally, Uranus and Pluto 2015 More videos are coming…. Please let me know what you think or what topic you’d like to see.

The Cancer Full Moon occurs on January 4 at 11:53 p.m.
 
Aquarius New Moon occurs on January 20 at 8:14 a.m. ET. Read more on the dailies for the details of these Moons.

Jupiter retrograde continues. Although this can indicate disappointing selling season for retailers, the early holiday results indicate that higher-end goods did well as opposed to throwaway electronics. With Jupiter in Leo, the tendency to invest in things of intrinsic value, as well as clothes that emulate a bit of class or glamour seems to have trumped reticence to spend. Furniture sales increased, which suggests that a stronger economy has led to a desire to bring it home (a retrograde reaction is to go within). Perhaps it’s time to give a sense of wealth to the nest. What can you gift yourself that increases your inner sense of opulence?

Jupiter is the planet symbolizing good fortune, opportunity and openness, so when retrograde, these tendencies contract. It does not mean luck is unavailable, it simply means you must go inward to access it. Terrific time to study and ramp up the learning. This is why people tend to research to see if something is a good buy, rather than impulsively purchase. Since Jupiter is in Leo, generosity is emphasized, yet may translate more in donations than splashy spending. 

A lot of people worry about Jupiter Retrograde as a time when people may be tight-fisted; this is not necessarily true but they do require thoughtful reasons to invest rather than impulse purchasing. 

Moon VOC (void of course) Defined:
We experience long VOC (void-of-course) days in 2015. This is when the moon no longer makes any geometric aspect to another planet until she leaves that sign. Since the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all in low degrees of a sign, when the Moon passes 14° it is free from attachments. Saturn is very early in the sign of Sagittarius and unless the Moon’s sign makes a geometric connection with one of the inner planets, a void Moon symbolizes that she is blissfully unaware of emotional entanglements.

Since the Moon has to do with emotions/moods, when she’s VOC, people don’t have an emotional attachment to the outcome of a project or purchase. That’s why it is not recommended to sign a contract, buy anything of value, schedule an important meeting or start a new project during the VOC.

HOWEVER, if the VOC moon touches a significant point in your PERSONAL horoscope, this could be a game changer. This is a karmic moment, which means you could be in a position to make a decision or start something that has a destined purpose. This is why it does matter to have dates checked by a professional if something important is at stake, unless you can make this calculation yourself. 

Prolonged VOCs occur when all the outer planets are in low degrees of a sign. There is always a positive way to use the VOC energy but you can’t force it. Avoid shopping unless you know what you’re going to purchase ahead of time- however, it is common to find it out of stock.
All times are for Eastern Time ET

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