“To tackle oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” ~ Buddha
General – For All Signs
The month begins with Mercury still retrograde through the 8th. Revisit, review, etc., have been the name of the game and some of the momentum previously gained before the retrograde may be feeling a bit stalled. You have new ideas on how to create the security you need in the new life which has been coming more to the forefront in the last couple months. Soon, you will be able to break out and break free from situations which have held you back, seemingly without solutions. Answers will gradually present themselves and provide the possibility to restore fairness and balance to you and your world. A prayer is answered and post-retrograde you are feeling as though you can take a day off and relax.
It will seem as though the year and month are finally beginning closer to month’s end as Mercury leaves shadow on the same day as the New Moon in Aquarius. Hold dearly to what is yours as this new cycle begins, kicking off 2017 and allowing you to move forward from the past. New commitments will be formed, alliances with those with whom you share the same beliefs; you have much to teach each other. Things will begin to move forward at a more rapid pace; throughout the shadow period, many of you will still experience communication from a past acquaintance. Assess the likelihood of a positive outcome and act accordingly.
The fog does not totally clear until month’s end, when it will be a better time to assess the new reality which you are facing. Launching new projects and goals at the New Moon on the 27th, will allow you to further your hopes and dreams over the coming months. Intuitively, you are realizing that the ideas which you have been romanticizing are not so far fetched after all. Carefully plotting and planning will allow you to pay it forward in some way so that your success is somehow beneficial to others without hurting you. There is a new life waiting to give birth in a few months; listen closely to the messages the Universe is sending you.
For quite some time, you have struggled to overcome oppressive situations which have left you feeling at odds with the Universe, or those around you. Part of what is taking place here is the beginning of separating yourself from these painful occurrences and the lack of cooperation which you have felt. It may feel like you have taken on more than you can bear, but you will rise to the challenge and take command of your life in ways you have never before done. The areas which you wish to secure will be your primary concern and the focus of your nurturing. The new and improved you is scheduled to make a debut later this year. You are in a transitional, preparatory mode, and with each step forward, you become closer to the you you need to be.
♈️ Aries – March 21 – April 19
Forward movement is indicated in the area of relationships this month, Aries, despite the pall of Mercury retrograde hanging over most of the month. New beginnings are at hand and it may be necessary to take a risk and go out on a limb for the power you hope to gain in the coming year. A victory of sorts allows you to embellish your plans and refine them to suit you. Stability can be yours as you continue to rebuild and find your way through turbulent times with ease. Challenges you have been facing, which have been painful to say the least, are finally about to present solutions through manifestation.
♉️ Taurus – April 20 – May 20
Taurus, the time has come to take the bull by the horns and make your wishes come true. You have been so indecisive on which direction to take in order to achieve your heart’s desires. What you want may not likely happen this month, but the impetus to get you moving at long last is there, giving you more than a gentle nudge. You are blessed on all fronts and have an amazing potential for manifesting your dreams, but it can remain difficult if your focus remains on the losses rather than the positives. Take back control of your life and prepare to get back on track toward the life you want in the second half of the year.
♊️ Gemini – May 21 – June 20
There’s got to be some way out of here, appears to be your theme song, Gemini. As the month and year begin, the light enters to help show you the way. It is time to move on and leave 2016 behind in your rearview mirror. Some of the challenges still exist before you, and it will be necessary to keep the faith and take a couple of risks, especially if you are seeking a new beginning of any kind. Your perspective is definitely changing, but not necessarily by choice. It is more likely the Universe is bringing a number of things up for review as the month begins with Mercury still in retrograde and remaining in shadow through the 27th. In any area where you may have been feeling cheated or deceived, it will be in your best interest to put some new plans in place for your future. The time has come to tackle the status quo.
♋️ Cancer – June 21 – July 22
Cancer, January finds you putting distance between yourself and a situation which has proven to be not only emotional, but extremely trying at times. Your patience has prevailed and the time for real change has finally arrived; you may be feeling tired, but you have made it. That part of your life is done and you have survived things you didn’t think you could bear. Drastic changes are coming your way, in a very positive manner; your plans, no matter how intricate, will finally begin paying off over the coming months. Not only will you realize you have been reborn into a totally new life, it brings with it an entirely new persepective toward how you wish to live it.
♌️ Leo – July 23 – August 22
You may find yourself reminiscing, Leo, as to how you came to be in this space at this time. The powers that be have not made it all that easy for you, often holding you down and leaving you powerless when it comes to true self-expression. And yet, these are responsibilities which you chose to bear, as you find yourself coming out from under them and wondering what comes next for a new beginning. Creativity is necessary here in order to have the security desired for family and various other commitments. It is possible to come out a winner by ultimately admitting defeat; important decisions are required as to how you should be leading your life.
♍️ Virgo – August 23 – September 22
Virgo, it has been a long road, but you are finally arriving at that place which will let you set sail toward easier times. This feels to be not a moment too soon, as you have beeen burdened by it all and need to free yourself by cutting away some of the excess baggage in your life. Do not allow your fears to creep into your dreams of desire; it is important to always remember that you are deserving of all of the wonderful things for which you have been wishing and romanticizing. Take hold of your power this month and lighten your load; you have been chomping at the bit with creative endeavors for manifestation. You will finally have the balance of emotion and the feeling of being grounded enough to handle it all in stride.
♎️ Libra – September 23 – October 22
If things did not prove to be very fruitful for you in 2016, Libra, then you will enjoy beginning this New Year. Your rewards are coming to you slowly, so they may not always be that easy to see and recognize. Manifestation of security for yourself and your loved ones is paramount to you. Finally, you are leaving behind that feeling of inadequacy, for lack of a better word. You may need to light your own way on this part of your journey, but first you will need to have a heart-to-heart with yourself over the things which hold you back, and those with which you clash. Your challenge, should you wish to accept it, is to find happiness and contentment in the simple joys of life.
♏️ Scorpio – October 23 – November 21
Scorpio, just as all things usually are either one extreme or the other for you, so shall January be with relationships. Your desire for change grows stronger throughout the month, and, in spite of the fact that some consistently, and continually, stress you out, you do your best to rise above it and bring the power of positivity to the table. If there have been any financial challenges in recent years, you will meet them head on, seeking to put yourself on the road to abundance. If anyone can do it, it is you. You will be giving birth to new projects which will prove fruitful for you. Do not allow any stress to get in the way of maintaining your vitality; it is important in your ability to create your changes.
♐️ Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21
January finds you burning the midnight oil, Sagittarius. The job must be done and it must be done right, and you will need to give 1000%. If you have any dealings taking place, look over the facts with a fine-tooth comb, since Mercury does not go direct until the 8th, or leave shadow until the 27th. This way no one is able to pull the wool over your eyes. By month’s end, when the New Moon in Aquarius occurs, the doors begin opening and new projects get the green light. An emotional issue from which you need to recover has been haunting you, but once you have proper rest you will come to realize all of the abundance about to come your way.
♑️ Capricorn – December 22 – January 19
Capricorn, perhaps the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel appears closer as things begin to quicken their pace in January. Having hosted Mercury retrograde in your sign twice in the last twelve months, you are more than ready to get things under way. Moderation appears to be the key to your new beginning, finally bringing you a victory. Hang on to what is dear to you as you leave 2016 behind. Where there has been confusion and fear there shall be enlightenment and drastic change. You have finally reached the birth of a new cycle which shall prove to be abundant for you.
♒️ Aquarius – January 20 – February 18
If you have been feeling the financial pinch lately, Aquarius, know that there is a way out of it. All of your penny pinching has not been for naught; you will free yourself from the losses and lack of solutions as clarity begins to come your way when the Sun enters your sign. You have been struggling for a new beginning, but really need to be aware that it is not here quite yet; this is a transitional phase, one which will take you to a better place. You really just need to trust in the journey, as the Universe works on guiding you in the right direction for true manifestation.
♓️ Pisces – February 19 – March 20
Pisces, this can be a better-than-usual January for you, provided you can go with the flow. Perhaps Mars in Pisces lit your fire and sparked you to make positive moves toward your future. Soon you will find new cycles opening up to you, as you discover new things about yourself which you never knew before, you will come to realize, that no matter your age, a twist of fate can open some powerful doors for you. It is never too late for that to happen. With regard to any losses, whether emotional or financial, holding back just a little may be in your best interest. Do not overextend yourself hoping to improve the status quo. Keep your priorities in order and play things easy up until March.
January Love and Finance Tarot Guidance on YouTube:
The Path You’ve Chosen
Full Moon in Cancer
New Moon in Aquarius
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