JANUARY 2017 Forecast- all times ET

LUNATIONS & Celestial Events
The Cancer Full Moon occurs at 6:34 AM ET at 22° Cancer 27” on January 12. The Aquarius New Moon on January 27 heralds in the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster. The degree of this New Moon is 8° Aquarius 15” and it occurs at 7:07 PM ET. Where does the Full Moon or New Moon land in your personal horoscope? This lets you know how charged these particular lunations are for you.
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JANUARY PLANETS
MERCURY RETROGRADE – Mercury has been retrograde in Capricorn and makes a dip into Sagittarius on January 4 before it turn direct on January 8. In the sign of Capricorn, Mercury Retrograde symbolizes an inordinate need to go over the form with care. This may be especially significant in anything that requires leadership or professional ethos. It doesn’t matter how expert you are, if the message isn’t conveyed in the right way, it dilutes its impact and efficacy. With its travel back into Sagittarius, slow down and observe! Be alert to anything miscommunicated, especially in the business/financial and legal realm. Mercury Retrograde encourages use of intuition and to be very present with a task. Thinking about the past or future is sure to tie a tongue or cause a typo.

Jupiter in Libra runs through December 2017. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and expansion. Now in direct motion, when it is teamed with a GOOD DAY, it is an auspicious time to start new ventures and investments. To read about how this cycle affects your sign, go to http://insightoasis.com/jupiter-libra-2016-2017/

Saturn in Sagittarius: Saturn symbolizes discipline, responsibility, limits and fears in legal matters, higher education, travel and publishing. Saturn is now in retrograde motion. If you want to know more or how Saturn in Sagittarius may affect you, go to http://insightoasis.com/saturn-in-sagittarius-december-2014-2017/

Neptune is in Pisces, where it will stay through 2026, as we dive into the spiritual evolution; yet some of us are swept with a sense of helplessness, victimization or total escapism. Our news becomes more fear-driven, especially about concerns for water, oil, healthcare or religious separation; these themes will be with us for quite some time. Yet confusion and fear do not have to be the constant. If you feel a bit emotionally short-changed, connect with nature, pure water and whatever your perception is of the numinous. Express your needs in a cogent fashion and you will get results. You needn’t feel awash with Neptune transits or its energy. With Neptune in Pisces, you have an opportunity to embrace your creativity and spirituality.
For some of us, this is what we’ve been waiting for; for others it demands a sturdy vessel to hold an unstoppable force. Alcohol and drugs may hit you harder than in the past, especially if you’ve a lot of water signs in your horoscope: Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. If you don’t already meditate or have a religious or spiritual practice, you may feel the pull like a riptide urging you to explore this.

Although no longer in line with Neptune, Chiron is still in Pisces. For what it may mean with your sign http://insightoasis.com/chiron-astrology/

Moon Void-of-Course: Each sign is 30°; there are 12 signs in the 360° zodiacal wheel. Void-of-course (VOC) moon periods occur when the moon passes the degree of a sign when it no longer makes a geometric picture with any other planet — until it enters the next sign. Since the moon symbolizes emotional attachment, the void-of-course creates a nebulous period for decisions. People make most decisions through emotions. When the moon is VOC, people do not care as much about the outcome. This can work in your favor or not, depending on the results you want. For Moon VOC (void of course) Defined

 Void-of-course/voc times follow. All times are for Eastern Time ET- to adjust a time for your zone 
1/2: The moon is void of course in Aquarius at 2:59 AM; then it goes into Pisces at 4:57 AM
1/4: The Pisces Moon is void of course as of 11:14 AM until the Moon enters Aries at 11:20 AM
1/6: Aries Moon void-of-course from 1:41 PM through 3:18 PM when it enters Taurus
1/7: Taurus Moon goes void-of-course at 9:23 PM
1/8: Taurus Moon void-of-course until 5:06 PM when it enters Gemini
1/10: Gemini Moon goes void-of-course at 4:38 PM until 5:49 PM when it enters Cancer
1/12: Cancer Moon void-of-course after it is FULL at 6:34 AM until 7:08 PM when it enters Leo
1/14: Leo Moon goes void-of-course at 10:17 AM; the Moon enters Virgo at 10:52 PM
1/17: Virgo Moon void-of-course at 1:09 AM; the Moon enters Libra at 6:16 AM
1/19: Libra Moon is void-of-course at 3:55 AM; the Moon enters Scorpio at 5:09 PM
1/21: Scorpio Moon void-of-course at 8:24 PM through the next day
1/22: Scorpio Moon void-of-course until Sagittarius Moon enters at 5:45 AM
1/24: Sagittarius Moon void-of-course until 12:33 PM; it enters the sign of Capricorn at 5:43 PM
1/27: Capricorn Moon void-of-course at 2:18 AM; it enters the sign of Aquarius at 3:37 AM
1/29: Aquarius Moon void-of-course at 12:52 AM; it enters the sign of Pisces at 11:10 AM
1/31: Pisces Moon void-of-course at 12:36 PM. The Moon enters Aries at 4:47 PM

GOOD DAYS — these are when the energy moves an intention or action forward. When you start something at this time, it tends to unfold. Good days vary in intensity for each individual based on your personal horoscope, but for a general forecast, they are good to know. If you need to start a venture on a day NOT listed, you might want to have a chat with your astrologer. It’s always useful to know what’s ahead 🙂
1/1*, 1/2 (until 2:59 PM)*
after noon on 1/4*, 1/5*, 1/6 (before 1:41 PM)*
1/7*
*Keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde on these dates, so double-check and avoid signing
Free and clear good days: 1/13, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/20, 1/21, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27 (new moon), 1/28, 1/29 (after noon), 1/30

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