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IN 2018, WE NEED TO tend to our perception and intuition. The most prominent aspect in the year ahead is a trine between expansive Jupiter and intuitive Neptune. Neptune stimulates the realm where our imaginations, delusions, hopes, fears, and spirituality magnify and mingle, but it does not help us differentiate between them. To safely develop our intuition, we need to learn the difference between our desires or anxieties and our true perceptions. We need all our senses to guide us this year so that we can imagine a better future.
Water is life. Neptune also refers pragmatically to water, and water rights will stay problematic. When we look after the waters, we symbolically nurture both the health of the Earth and our spirit. We need to fill the wells of our spirit as paternal Saturn in Capricorn approaches Pluto and old patriarchal authority structures flex their muscles. Between now and 2024, Pluto traverses the path it took right before the American Revolution, and challenges us again to empower the people.
Uranus enters earthy Taurus on May 15; it was last here from 1934 to 1942, when it midwifed Social Security and the New Deal. Uranus will catalyze change in our approach to material resources over the next eight years, but may do so by challenging us first. The trick will be not to waste our energy in petty power dynamics.
But back to this week. A Gemini moon stimulates conversation over the weekend and helps us review the year that was. New Year’s Day brings a moody full moon in Cancer and encourages us to feed one another and resolve to nourish our souls and communities in 2018. Uranus turns direct on Tuesday, and we begin to feel changes lurch forward that have been on hold for a long time. A growing conjunction between Jupiter and Mars stirs competition and resistance all week. Let’s start only what we want to continue.
FRIDAY, DEC. 29: Though we may long to get cozy with the moon in comfort-loving Taurus, we may need to dig in our heels and work steadily. All flows more smoothly if we pace ourselves and look for imaginative solutions.
SATURDAY, DEC. 30: We have lots to say as the moon enters nervy Gemini. Our curiosity can push us to explore fresh territory. If our timing feels one step off, we can still make things work.
SUNDAY, DEC. 31: The Gemini moon helps us take inventory of our year, clear the air, and complete cycles. Do that which will make tomorrow bright, rather than regret tonight. The moon enters Cancer shortly after midnight and calls us home.
MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018: The moon enters protective, nest-loving Cancer, and then waxes full tonight. Make this a gentle and nurturing time. Notice tension between people or between personal and professional drives. Resolve to support systems that care for all.
TUESDAY, JAN. 2: This morning is moody and filled with surprises. Our imaginations need room as the sun trines Neptune — this can make it hard to be efficient, but supports us as we envision the year ahead.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3: The moon enters extroverted Leo and helps us reconnect with the world after an internal holiday. Brainstorm possibilities as Venus sextiles creative Neptune, but be patient and watch for a collision of ideas.
THURSDAY, JAN. 4: A willful morning can irritate us or help kick us into gear, depending on our attitudes. People can shoot sparks if they feel underappreciated as the moon squares Mars.