Weekly Forecast Report
January 1 - 8, 2010
For many people, the New Year represents a leaving behind of the
old and a willingness to embrace newer and hopefully
better ways to live in the world. Such a willingness is often
attached to New Years resolutions involving the need to
find a new job, lose weight, quit smoking, save money, reduce
debt and a host of other worthy endeavors. Some individuals might
direct their intentions and resolve into other forms of personal
improvement, perhaps taking a yoga class, learning a craft or
studying a new field.
among us often see New Years Eve as a time when resolutions
are made, only to be abandoned before the month is up. Even with
the best desires and intentions, our plans and programs often
fall by the wayside, lacking a sustainable follow-through to keep
them at the forefront of our consciousness and activities. This
isnt always due to a lack of will power as much as it is
a case of bad timing.
Years Day, in and of itself, as an auspicious time to begin
anew can be misguided, if not detrimental, to the outcome if geocosmic
cycles arent in agreement as well. This isnt to say
that making New Years resolutions is necessary a waste of
time, only that we should redefine the direction and implementation
of our intentions to reflect the larger cycles involved with the
commencement of 2010.
The most basic
and immediate cycle in our experience is described by the Sun
and the Moon in relation to one another, as seen from Earth. The
Full Moon Eclipse on New Years Eve marked the culmination of the
waxing phase of the Moon which began on December 16. The Moon
also begins its two-week waning cycle on December 31, accompanied
by an ebbing of the psychic tide until the New Moon/Solar Eclipse
on January 15. In other words, there isnt enough forward
momentum to sustain new enterprises over the long haul when the
Moon is decreasing in light. This isnt to say that resolutions
should be avoided, only that we direct our intentions towards
completion while learning how to let go.
New Years resolutions
are best focused on the waning side of the equation in the way
of completion, assimilation and release than on beginning anew.
This means stuff you want to get rid of: addictions, habits, attitudes,
relationships, pounds, clutter, useless stuff, etc. The first
week of January points to a time for assessing what needs to go
and what stays, consolidating gains while looking for ways in
which to minimize losses. On January 7, our focus is best directed
towards completions and final touches; eliminating things that
no longer serve their purpose in our lives and otherwise clearing
the decks for the tide to turn. There will be better conditions
in which to venture out to sea after the Capricorn New Moon/Solar
Eclipse opens a fresh cycle on January 15 and we have the wind
at our backs.
Once we move
into the second half of January, the Moon will begin to take-on
more light a favorable state to involve yourself in new
projects and initiatives. Not only could the three days following
the New Moon Eclipse be the most auspicious starting point for
2010, but there will also be better clarity and less guesswork
with Mercury turning direct on January 15.
Oh yes, the
other fly in the ointment of intention involves the retrograders.
Factor-in Mercury retrograde until January 15 and Mars retrograde
until March 10, and you have squirrelly conditions tagging along
into the New Year. Both of these planets can gum up the works
of our intentions if theyre embedded in our initial efforts.
A cautious approach is warranted if our desire is to make anything
happen at the turning of the year. Mercury retrograde is famous
for misunderstandings, misplacements, oversights, glitches, short-circuits,
delays and repeats when we go up against its flow. In other words,
chill. Be observant. Assume nothing.
With Mars retrograde
until March 10, navigation via autopilot isnt recommended
if you dont wish to find yourself undone by the Unanticipated.
Things may NOT operate the way they always do, so
actions based on this assumption could prove to be a frustrating
and costly experience. Actions and activities are best directed
inwardly, refining your approach and observing what gets you going.
Acting out of a reactive impulse in order to make something
happen is likely to yield nothing but disappointment and
frustration. This isnt to say you should do nothing, just
to observe the subconscious urges behind your actions and motivations
as they are very close to the surface at this time. You can also
use Mars retrograde to refine your approach, adjust your timing
and focus your intention.
other critical astrological signatures that characterize 2010,
Im currently working on an overview that I hope to have
completed soon. But for now, the focus is best placed on our footing
as we cross into a brave new year. Peace begins at home. Happy
New Year to you and yours!
the best week for planting, transplanting or fertilizing as we
come away from the December 31 Full Moon Eclipse in Cancer where
the biodynamic life-force is way too charged to plant or fertilize
in. This continues until after the Cancer Moon enters Leo Friday
night, which then presents a different gardening challenge due
to Leo in a fire sign, followed by the less-than-fertile Virgo
Moon until Wednesday; neither Leo or Virgo are auspicious for
planting or fertilizing. Stick to weed and pest control. Look
to the Moons transit of Libra on Wednesday the last
best opportunity to plant before the Moon enters its Last Quarter
Moon on Thursday. Taking other factors into consideration, the
next best time for feeding, repotting and/or getting stuff in
the ground wont roll round again until January 18.
Forecast (For all signs)
(Times are Eastern/-0500 UTC)
1, 2010: Here on the first day of the second decade of the
third millennium, were still experiencing the aftershocks
of yesterdays supermoon eclipse while setting our sights
on immediate plans and projects for the year ahead. The Cancer
Moon may have us sticking close to home with more attention being
paid to family concerns and security needs. Late morning shows
a lunar alignment that encourages activities off the beaten path
while the Moons entrance into Leo suggests a playful holiday
Jan. 2: Creative self-expression is strong today under the
Leo Moon, and lacking major or minor aspects, you have nothing
standing in your way or helping you along. Its all about
you! Those of you up late tonight might notice a creeping sense
of restlessness, irritability or even anger emerging after the
midnight. Be mindful of your surroundings as well as other drivers
if youre out on the roads during the wee hours of Sunday
3: With the Leo Moon moving opposite Neptune and Jupiter this
afternoon, the door to your creative imagination is wide open,
favoring artistic pursuits as well as taking in a movie, a concert
or a good book. As the Moon will be void-of-course (VOC) between
5:00 and 10:00 p.m., avoid making promises you intend to keep.
4: The holidays are over and we start of the first work week
of the new year while the Virgo Moon is there with schedules,
tools and an eye for detail as we prepare to dig in. Keep in mind
that Virgos ruler, Mercury is currently retrograde even
as it forms an inferior conjunction with the Sun (Mercury is directly
positioned between the Sun and the Earth), suggesting important
news, announcements, pronouncements, decrees and edicts issued
from on-high. Anything put forth at this time is likely to be
amended or even retracted as time goes on. Even so, this is an
ideal time for close study and deep concentration. Harmonious
lunar alignments this evening to Venus and Mercury favor long
conversations, particularly with partners and significant others.
Jan. 5: As retrograde Mercury joins Venus in Capricorn, the
focus may fall on issues surrounding the value of something
particularly as it relates to money, career and the status quo.
On a more personal side of the equation, this might involve coming
to terms with the thoughts and ideas of your partner especially
in areas where you are both in agreement. Words of love and appreciation
might also reach you today via mail or phone. Unpredictable actions
on the part of others could throw plans into disarray, forcing
the need to come up with something else. A flexible attitude could
turn an unexpected course correction into something more favorable
than the original plan. Even so, keep in mind that the Virgo Moon
will be VOC from 12:25 p.m. through midnight.
Jan. 6: Alignments formed by the Libra Moon suggest some choppy
waters to navigate while a looming sense of indecisiveness adds
to anxiety levels. Blockages, delays, frustrations and control
issues could greet us first thing this morning while communication
glitches may be in evidence this evening. Go with the flow, or
Jan. 7: Entering the Moons Last Quarter Phase this morning,
the emphasis is on closure and completion today and over the coming
week. New starts and initiatives should take a back seat until
after the New Moon/Solar Eclipse opens the first cycle of the
year. A very energetic alignment appears to dominate the day as
the Sun and retrograde Mars form an edgy alignment to one another.
This can be a positive alignment for those keeping a close eye
on their actions and interactions but it can also signal failure
for those who act out unconscious impulses or a reactive behaviors.
Things begin to calm as we approach the evening hours with a positive
emphasis on social interactions and the need for cooperative
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