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Happy new year, cosmic warriors! 2018 is going to be action-packed, filled with lots of groundbreaking cosmic activity (be sure to check out your 2018 horoscope). We’ll plunge into the celestial vibes on New Year’s Day, when the night sky will be illuminated by a full moon in Cancer. Full moons occur when the sun and moon are in direct opposition, exposing the polarities that exist in both our personal lives and society at large. This New Year’s Day lunar motion will create a dynamic dichotomy between the people — particularly women, as represented by the moon in Cancer — and the traditional establishment, as represented by the sun in Capricorn. This full moon will set the stage for a historic year ahead, which will be defined by radical shifts in our perception of authority and power. Individually, this full moon will highlight the work-home axis, encouraging us to pay equal attention to both of these sectors.
On January 11, Mercury — the planet that governs communication — moves into ambitious Capricorn, challenging us to put our money where our mouth is. When Mercury was in Sagittarius, our discourse was primarily philosophical, encouraging us to ponder, theorize, and postulate. We’ll swap our bohemian banter for conference calls when Mercury cruises into the stoic earth sign, as our dialogue will become increasingly goal-oriented. A new moon in Capricorn on January 16 invites us to plant professionally oriented seeds: It’s a great day to double down on career ventures. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to launch a new enterprise, this planetary placement will be sure to manifest auspicious productivity.
January 15 is an extremely magical day, as Jupiter (the planet of expansion) forms a favorable connection with Pluto (the planet of transformation). When these two celestial bodies align in a beneficial 60 degree angle (a sextile, in astrospeak), we will be cosmically guided to reach our maximum potential by using our influence to enact positive change. This is the first aspect of a three-part series — the others will occur on April 14 and September 12 — so pay extra close attention to themes present on this date, as this story will continue to unfold throughout 2018.
You say you want a revolution? The latter half of January will be sure to incite some serious societal shakedowns. Aquarius season begins when Venus and the sun shift out of Capricorn on January 17 and 18, respectively, and glide into the rebellious air sign’s constellation. Free-spirited Aquarius is associated with innovation, technology, and humanitarianism, so when Venus (the planet of love and beauty) and the sun (representing vitality) move into the forward-thinking constellation, our awareness becomes increasingly global. We will crave freedom and independence as we fight against oppressive institutions and the powers that be. Mars’ movement into Sagittarius on January 26 will make sure the revolution is televised: This transit will inspire large-scale action, and we’ll use Sagittarius’ fiery passion to trigger a widespread transformation.
The first eclipse of 2018 occurs on January 31, highlighting the Leo-Aquarius axis. This total lunar eclipse will add a new layer to January’s revolutionary energy: While Aquarius symbolizes the populace, Leo represents the ruler. This lunar motion will motivate us to use our personal resources, influence, and prestige to manifest comprehensive change. Don’t be afraid to harness your bravery by speaking out against injustices! Eclipses always prompt us to release stale energy, so embrace the chance to say au revoir to whatever is no longer serving your higher self.
Enjoy the ride, cosmic warriors! See you in February!
Cosmic energy is already in full swing, darling ram, as 2018 kicks off with a full moon in Cancer on January 1. This lunar motion will activate the areas of your chart associated with your professional legacy and domestic responsibilities, encouraging you to focus on both external aspirations and internal desires. Power and fame are certainly fabulous, Aries babe, but it can be lonely at the top without your close friends and family to keep you grounded. Be sure to keep this in mind when Mercury — the planet of communication — enters Capricorn on January 11: You’ll be increasingly inspired to focus your outward energy on your career, and as you do, be sure not to treat your BFFs like your assistants.
An extra magical planetary alignment occurs three times in 2018, with the first instance transpiring on January 15. On this date, expansive Jupiter in Scorpio will form a beneficial connection with Pluto in Capricorn, creating an incredibly auspicious (and super rare) bond that encourages positive transformation. This favorable bond will highlight the areas of your chart associated with radical growth and professional success, so on this date, take careful personal inventory. What is holding you back from achieving your goals? This is an excellent day to identify and release toxic energy. When this planetary coupling occurs again on April 14 and September 12, you’ll be en route to unlocking your highest vibrations.
Venus and the sun shift out of Capricorn on January 17 and 18, respectively. This movement ushers in Aquarius season, and when this humanitarian constellation is engaged, you’ll trade in your power suits for marching boots. Don’t be afraid to leverage your newfound influence to inspire radical social change, Aries babe. When Mars, your ruling planet, cruises into like-minded Sagittarius on January 26, you’ll be motivated to take action on the causes that matter to you most.
The month concludes with a total lunar eclipse on January 31. This eclipse directly correlates with the “Great American Eclipse” that occurred on August 21, 2017, highlighting the areas of your chart associated with creativity and teamwork. How can you use your innate leadership skills to benefit the common good, darling Aries? This eclipse may also impact your love life by either prompting a new romance or expelling an unhealthy dynamic. Remember, sweet ram, when one door closes, another opens. Be ready for anything with Clinique’s Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, a powerful gel that fights frustrating breakouts.
A full moon on New Year’s Day energizes the sky, highlighting the areas of your chart associated with local and global endeavors. As you enter 2018, reflect on the ways in which your immediate community can help propel you on your next adventure. This is a great moment to discuss traveling with your peers or siblings. When Mercury — the fast-moving planet of communication — enters Capricorn on January 11, don’t be surprised if you find yourself finalizing your plans.
A rare and remarkable planetary alignment occurs on January 15, when Jupiter in Scorpio (your opposite sign) aligns with Pluto in like-minded earth sign Capricorn. This celestial bond activates the areas of your chart associated with serious partnerships and far-away adventures, prompting a foreign liaison. Single bulls may suddenly find themselves pursuing a long-distance romance. Already attached? Plan a 2018 adventure with your boo. This cosmic motion encourages travel and philosophy, so deepen your bonds as you become each other’s co-pilots. What could possibly be cuter than matching explorer outfits?
Venus (your ruling planet) and the sun shift into the Aquarius constellation on January 17 and 18, respectively, illuminating your tenth house of professional aspirations. Dust off your résumé, send your power suit to the dry cleaners, and get ready to decorate that new corner office! This is an auspicious time for your career, so don’t be afraid to lean into whatever exciting professional opportunities are presented during the latter half of the month.
January is bookended by lunar activity: The first eclipse of 2018 occurs on January 31, activating the domestic areas of your chart. This total lunar eclipse will echo themes present during the “Great American Eclipse” on August 21, 2017, specifically themes of the home, family, or childhood security. This eclipse will serve as a gentle reminder that you are in charge of your destiny, darling Taurus, and are free to build the nest that reflects your values and ideals. Create a crisp and tranquial ambiance with Nest’s Linen Scented Candle, which transforms even the messiest bedroom into a fresh oasis.
Happy New Year, Gemini babe! January 1 kicks off with a full moon in Cancer, highlighting the areas of your chart that govern monetary resources. Start the year off by taking a good, hard look at your finances, and be sure to carefully delineate what is yours from what you owe. Be sure to settle (or renegotiate) any outstanding debts. Your ruling planet Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 11, so this is a great day to call creditors, file your 2017 taxes, or simply set up a savings account to help track your funds.
On January 15, expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto form an exciting connection that activates the areas of your chart associated with regeneration and routines. This is an auspicious moment to make radical changes by incorporating personal growth into your daily schedule. Consider doubling down on a spiritual practice, working with a therapist, or creating space for meditation. Any actions you take to manifest transformation will be rewarded by this magical (and extremely rare) astral bond.
The planets shift into like-minded air sign Aquarius during the latter half of January, as Venus and the sun slide into the revolutionary constellation on January 17 and 18, respectively. Aquarian energy activates the area of your chart associated with long-distance travel and discovery. You’re always down for an adventure, Gemini, and with romantic Venus and the vivacious sun coupled in your exploratory ninth house, you’ll be ready for the jet-set life.
A total lunar eclipse occurs on January 31 on the Leo-Aquarius axis, highlighting the area of your chart associated with communication. You may have received some big news last August during the “Great American Eclipse,” and this month’s lunar motion will echo those themes. Pay extra close attention not just to what people say but also to how they behave. Actions often speak louder than words, and this eclipse will be sure to reveal any critical subtext. Make sure your wings are as sharp as your focus with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner — a precise liquid liner that delivers cat-eye perfection.
This very well may be your year, Cancer darling, as 2018 opens with a full moon in your sign on January 1. We experience maximum visibility during this lunar phase: Full moons shine light in the darkness, exposing secrets and hidden agendas. Don’t be surprised if you discover shocking information about a close friend or romantic partner at the beginning of the year. Alternatively, the groundbreaking revelation may come from within, once critical information about personal emotional blockages is revealed. Full moons are monthly opportunities to release toxic energy, so don’t hesitate to let go of anything that restricts your spiritual growth.
A super lucky (and very rare!) planetary link occurs on January 15, when generous Jupiter in like-minded water sign Scorpio connects with transformative Pluto in Capricorn (your opposite sign). This bond activates the areas of your chart associated with long-term partnerships and flirtatious romance, making this an extremely auspicious day to plant seeds for magical, karmic love. Ready for even more great news, Cancer babe? This connection will happen two more times in 2018 (on April 14 and September 12), so this passionate fairy tale will continue to unfold throughout the year. How fabulous!
Venus and the sun glide into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, highlighting the area of your chart associated with deep soul exploration. You’re no stranger to the feels, darling Cancer, but you’ll get extra emotional mileage during the latter half of the month. Don’t be afraid to go the distance and explore the dark crevices of your psyche.
All of your spiritual hard work will come to a head on January 31, during the first eclipse of 2018. This total lunar eclipse will mirror themes present during the “Great American Eclipse” on August 21, specifically surrounding personal and shared resources. This is an excellent time to take inventory, assessing both your physical possessions and the non-physical ways you define your identity. If you suddenly discover that your definition of success has transformed, you can be sure you’re on the right path. Tatcha’s The Deep Cleanse will perfectly complement your regeneration, gently lifting impurities and unclogging pores while leaving your skin soft and hydrated.
Did you know Miss Cleo was a Leo? A full moon in Cancer occurs on New Year’s Day, illuminating the elusive area of your chart associated with psychic powers and clairvoyance. Buckle up for supernatural drama ahead: With a full moon providing maximum illumination in the most ethereal area of your chart, you can be sure that emotions will be running high on January 1.
A powerful, beneficial, and extremely rare planetary movement occurs on January 15, when expansive Jupiter connects with transformative Pluto. This bond activates the areas of your chart associated with daily routines and domestic dwelling, encouraging Leos to make their lion’s den a home. Use this planetary link to create a beneficial, fluid motion between your schedule and your sanctuary, carving out time and space to find artistic inspiration within your domestic lair.
Romantic Venus and the sun (your cosmic ruler) glide into your opposite sign, Aquarius, on January 17 and 18, activating the area of your chart associated with long-term partnerships. Single felines may soon discover their cosmic king or queen, while already attached lions may get extra serious with their boos. Aquarius season is prime cuffing season for fiery Leos, so don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to get extra lovey over the next few weeks (right in time for your half birthday, obviously).
Remember all of that important shit that went down in August during the “Great American Eclipse”? Well, darling Leo, it’s back. A total lunar eclipse in your own sign occurs on January 31, reawakening all of those important lessons you learned last summer. These powerful eclipses shake up the area of your chart associated with relationships, so don’t be surprised if you release even more toxic partnerships at the end of the month. Eclipses can be shocking, lion babe, but they only speed up the inevitable. Anything real cannot be broken. Lean into the drama with Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, a selection of long-wearing pigments for an out-of-this-world gaze.
Happy new year, Virgo darling! We get right into the 2018 vibes in the new year, as a full moon in Cancer illuminates the night sky on January 1. This celestial motion activates the area of your chart associated with teamwork and technology, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself forging new friendships or professional partnerships associated with digital innovation. When your ruling planet, Mercury, moves into Capricorn on January 11, you may have a eureka moment that defines your collaborative engagement.
On January 15, an extremely exciting bond forms between generous Jupiter and transformative Pluto, activating the areas of your chart associated with creativity and communication. This is a very auspicious moment to shine, darling Virgo! You may have found yourself yourself suffering from a bit of writer’s block over the past few weeks, but thanks to this lucky (and super rare) planetary motion, inspiration will be flowing freely mid-month. Ready for even more good news? This cosmic bond occurs two more times in 2018 (on April 14 and September 12), so you’ll have even more opportunities to share your artistic contributions with the world!
Venus and the sun move into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, triggering the area of your chart associated with health, wellness, and daily routines. Sound familiar? This is your zone, Virgo baby, so you’ll feel right in your element throughout Aquarius season. This is an excellent time to declutter, reorganize, and focus on time management. And with romantic Venus also in the area of your chart associated with day jobs, don’t be surprised if you find yourself developing a new work crush that spices up your 9-to-5.
On January 31, a total lunar eclipse activates the area of your chart associated with psychic power, intuition, and spiritual healing. Themes present during the “Great American Eclipse” in August will be present, specifically those involving emotional transformation. This eclipse can feel a bit like pulling off the Band-Aid, but don’t worry, Virgo babe, the sting will only last for a moment. Reward yourself with Too Faced’s Pure Gold Ultra-Fine Face & Body Glitter. Even the most understated Virgos will be enchanted by this buildable formula, which can be applied to hair, face, or body.
“Boss” is a good look for you, Libra babe. 2018 kicks off with a full moon in Cancer on January 1, activating the area of your chart associated with professional aspirations. Start off the new year by revisiting your five-year plan and taking deliberate steps toward your professional goals. You’re the most charming sign of the zodiac, Libra: Don’t be afraid to use your incredible charisma to build relationships that will propel you to the top.
A monumental connection occurs between Jupiter and Pluto on January 15, activating the areas of your chart associated with home and money, respectively. This is an extremely auspicious day to make monetary moves within the domestic sphere: Consider purchasing or selling real estate, linking up with a new roommate, or simply sprucing up your lair by investing in some new art or furniture. Anything acquired on this day will be sure to appreciate in value, so don’t hesitate to explore new financing opportunities. This magical planetary bond will form twice more in 2018 (on April 14 and September 12), so you’ll have multiple opportunities to explore this dynamic connection.
Your ruling planet, Venus, and the sun move into like-minded air sign Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively. This movement activates the area of your chart associated with romance, creativity, and flirtation. That’s right, Libra babe, you’re free to explore your most captivating sensibilities. Libras love to partner up, and during the next few weeks, you may find yourself exploring new, exciting relationships. Single Libras may enjoy filling their schedule with lots of dates, while those already coupled will be re-energized by their existing partnerships.
The month concludes with a total lunar eclipse on January 31. This lunar motion activates the area of your chart associated with extended community, so don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself re-evaluating your friend group towards the end of the month. If you’re feeling stifled by your network, don’t be afraid to forge new bonds. This area of the chart is also associated with technology, so new partnerships may be developed digitally. Get futuristic with Dior’s Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm, a holographic balm that enhances your natural lip color while providing maximum hydration.
Welcome to 2018, Scorpio! We dive headfirst into the new year with a full moon in like-minded Cancer on January 1. This lunar motion highlights the area of your chart associated with travel, adventure, and philosophy, so don’t be surprised if you start the year with overwhelming wanderlust. Consider how you can expand your horizons this year, darling Scorpio, as this auspicious lunar motion inspires long-distance discovery.
With generous and expansive Jupiter cruising through your astrological sign throughout 2018, this is bound to be a fabulous year for you, Scorpio. Ready for even more great news? On January 15, Jupiter (in your sign) and Pluto (your planetary ruler) form an extremely monumental and rare bond. This cosmic connection activates the areas of your chart associated with communication, creating an extremely magical moment of self-expression. Harness the powers of this exceptional occurrence by being extremely direct with your goals and wishes. Input and output channels will be flowing freely, so be sure to share exactly what’s on your mind to transform your dreams into reality.
Venus and the sun cruise into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, illuminating your domestic fourth house. By the end of the month, you’ll be interested in reflecting your personal values in your private space. Consider doing a small renovation project, purchasing new furniture, or simply rearranging furniture to discover new inspiration in your dwellings.
On January 31, a total lunar eclipse will invigorate the area of your chart associated with professional legacy. While other signs’ energies may be temporarily dampened, you will be invigorated by the enticing lunar motion, perhaps finding yourself abruptly thrust into a position of power — a great look for you, Scorpio darling. Get extra fierce with Anastasia’s Brow Wiz, an ultra fine pen that, with a few simple strokes, completely redefines your brows.
A full moon in Cancer on January 1 activates the mysterious area of your chart that governs death, sex, and transformation. Don’t get freaked out, Sag darling. When this zone is illuminated by the nocturnal moonlight, we can see everything clearly. You may discover some totally shocking information, so don’t be afraid to use this newfound knowledge to facilitate radical change.
On January 15, Jupiter (your planetary ruler) links up with Pluto to form an exciting, rare, and super auspicious planetary connection. This celestial bond highlights the area of your chart associated with intuition and personal finances, creating harmony between your psychic pursuits and monetary success. Witchy archers may consider starting a business based on esoteric or occult practices, while more traditional straight-shooters will still benefit from this placement by looking inward: You will be monetarily rewarded for any spiritual work you pursue mid-month. Now that’s a good deal.
Venus and the sun cruise into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, activating the area of your chart associated with local communication and banter. Where the party at, Sag? This is a great time to reconnect with your friends and fill your social calendar with fun and enriching activities. You always know how to have a good time, Sag, so don’t be afraid to let your natural magnetism shine!
A total lunar eclipse occurs on January 31, encouraging you to take a big leap forward. This lunar motion highlights the area of your chart associated with travel, philosophy, and discovery. Sound familiar? These are a few of your favorite things, Sag, so don’t hesitate to launch a new venture, enroll in new courses, or book a flight to a faraway land. Sephora’s Ready in 5 Travel Brush Set is a smart set of mini eye brushes to help create an enchanting gaze on the go.
The new year begins during your season, Capricorn, which makes sense since you’re always setting and revisiting your resolutions and goals. 2018 starts off with a bang, as a full moon occurs in Cancer (your opposite sign) on January 1. This lunar motion triggers your partnership zone, which may expose shocking information about relationships. Don’t make any sudden moves, Capricorn babe: This story will continue to unfold.
Capricorn is ruled by serious Saturn, but this sign always embraces an opportunity to lighten up! On January 15, generous Jupiter in Scorpio and transformative Pluto in your own sign link up to form an extremely auspicious connection. This cosmic bond activates the area of your chart associated with extended community, so this is an extremely lucky day to start a new collaborative project. Capricorns often prefer solo journeys, but thanks to this monumental (and extremely rare) celestial alignment, even the most independent sea goats will enjoy teaming up.
Venus and the sun shift out of your sign and into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, activating the area of your chart associated with personal finances. This is a well-timed transit, Capricorn babe, perfect for assessing your 2018 budget to make sure you’re on target. Keep a close eye on your bank accounts at the end of the month: A total lunar eclipse on January 31 activates the axis associated with individual and shared resources. Be sure to properly differentiate what you own from what you owe. Both frugal and extravagant Capricorns will enjoy [Benefit Cosmetics’ The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel Mini]: rel=nofollow, an invisible-finishing matte gel that instantly reduces the appearance of pores.
Happy 2018, Aquarius darling! The new year commences with a full moon in Cancer on January 1, activating the area of your chart associated with daily routines, health, and wellness. Revolutionary Aquarians hate following conventions, so consider incorporating an unusual hobby or activity into your schedule. Building robots, retrofitting old technology, or simply practicing origami are perfect Aquarian pastimes.
On January 15, a magical (and super uncommon) link occurs between generous Jupiter and transformative Pluto, activating the areas of your chart associated with psychic powers and professional achievements. This is extremely auspicious for metaphysical Aquarians, who will profit from their innate clairvoyance by starting a business in reiki, mediumship, tarot, or astrology. Less esoteric Aquarians will also benefit from this placement by allowing their intuition to guide their path. Trust your gut, darling, and your professional legacy will follow.
Your birthday season kicks off in the second half of the month, as Venus and the sun glide into your constellation on January 17 and 18, respectively. Everything flows more freely when the sun shines in your homebase, and for the next few weeks, everyone will be speaking your language. Your innovative and progressive ideas will be understood and celebrated, so go ahead and let your freak flag fly, Aquarian darling!
On January 31, a total lunar eclipse occurs in the Leo constellation, activating the partnership zone of your chart. Think back to the “Great American Eclipse” on August 21 — did something totally rock your world? You may revisit this theme at the end of the month, Aquarian darling. But don’t worry, eclipses bring radical but very important changes that serve as karmic checkpoints to make sure we’re reaching our highest potential. You got this. Partnerships can be tricky, but Drunk Elephant’s Hit It Off Duo isn’t: This reliable cleanser and moisturizer pair cleans and hydrates to reveal your perfect, natural complexion.
Welcome to 2018, Pisces love! The new year opens with a full moon in like-minded water sign Cancer, activating the area of your chart associated with romance, creativity, and flirtation. You’ll enter this year feeling extra inspired, mermaid darling, so don’t be afraid to use your incredible imagination to produce an artistic masterpiece!
Pisces love good vibes, and January 15 is a particularly lucky day for ethereal mermaids. Expansive Jupiter in fellow water sign Scorpio connects with Pluto in Capricorn, forming an extremely positive and super rare cosmic coupling. This magical bond highlights the area of your chart associated with collaboration and adventure, so this is an excellent time to engage your extended network. Visit friends in foreign countries or simply start a book club or wine group with your friends. With your collaborative zone activated, you’ll enjoy swimming in a school of like-minded fish.
Venus and the sun cruise into Aquarius on January 17 and 18, respectively, activating the area of your chart associated with intuition, psychic powers, and emotional deep dives. Sound familiar? This is your zone, Pisces darling. While other signs may feel uncomfortable diving into the dark crevices of their psyches, this is a cozy placement for magical mermaids. Enjoy the abstraction, Pisces, and don’t be afraid to get weird!
The month concludes with a total lunar eclipse on January 31, activating the area of your chart associated with health, wellness, and altruism. You’re no stranger to good deeds, Pisces darling, but this is an important time to make sure you’re also being kind to yourself. Treat yourself to a manicure, massage, or spa day…or turn your bathtub into an enchanted oasis with Olehenriksen’s Rub n’ Buff Transforming Salt Scrub, a luxurious exfoliant that reveals your natural siren glow.
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