On JANUARY, we have the following main configurations: 

Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio on 7th January brings motivation but also to agitation, excesses, accidents or violent incidents. The fields where can be applied are: justice, religion, higher learning, industry, army, police force, firefighters. Use this energy in well oriented activities.
On January 19th, the SUN ingress in AQUARIUS: Happy Birthday for all natives!

This month you get two Full Moons and a Total Lunar Eclipse!

January has some destructive accents, but also a huge potential for success that can be very useful to those who are very determined, rigorous, and perseverant.

RETROGRADE PLANET this month is only URANUS (until 4th of January).

MOON PHASES (New York time, USA):

FULL MOON in CANCER on January 1st at 21:24: Do you allow your fears to control your destiny, or can you trust the great? The Moon forms a grand trine in water with Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio – your feelings and intuition give you strong guidance, lighting up the big dreams and passions for a greater evolution. Opposing the Cancer Moon are the Sun, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn it is an invitation to focus and structure creativity. This Full Moon asks you to soften your defenses, open your hearts, and only feel.

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN on January 16th at 21:17: The first New Moon of this year features six planets in Capricorn, challenging us to take charge and commit to a course of action. Saturn is a powerful manifested and master builder. You might feel like you are standing at a crossroads, under pressure to make the right decision. Capricorn rules both fear and authority.

FULL MOON in LEO on January 31st at 08:26 and a Total Lunar Eclipse: The total phase of this lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon, will be visible in large parts of USA, northeastern Europe, Russia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, and Australia.

The Leo Full Moon presents a powerful opportunity to heal your hearts and expand your capacity for love. And because it’s a total lunar eclipse, when your shadows are revealed, you can see more clearly everything in your life that is not yet love. Eclipses typically recur at the same degree of the zodiac every 19 years, and the same lunar eclipse happened in 1999.

The Moon is conjunct the Leo North Node, helping you to feel into the openhearted state that represents our highest soul growth. The more present you are, the more available you become to the love that is always around you. The Leo North Node urges you to jump in and play the game of love and the game of life.

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MERCURY transits:

Until 11th of January 2018 MERCURY is transiting SAGITTARIUS: You seek knowledge to expand your world view. You are like a philosopher, enjoying any information which helps you see the big picture. For instance, you may enjoy a religious debate. You place importance on freedom of speech and thought.

Between 11th and 31st of January 2018 MERCURY is transiting CAPRICORN: You are a wise and careful thinker. You place importance on credibility and authority. Therefore, you will seek knowledge which carries some authority. You may approach new ideas with caution.

VENUS transits:

Until 18TH of January VENUS is transiting CAPRICORN: You are shy in relationships. You form relationships slowly, on the long run. You are attracted of solid and committed relationships. You are responsible with your money and possessions.

Between 18th of January and 11th of February VENUS is transiting AQUARIUS: You enjoy unconventional and odd relationships, which give you the freedom to express your individuality. You enjoy talking and being with your friends.

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MARS transits:

Until 26th January MARS is transiting SCORPIO: You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent. On 7th of January Mars conjuncts Jupiter and this is a beneficial time for anything that requires confidence and energy. You are enterprising. On a crusade.

Between 26th of January and 17th of March MARS is transiting SAGITTARIUS: You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. Go for it!

JUPITER transits SCORPIO until 8th of November 2018: Secrets and all kind of occult scandals will come out, so you will not have a boring period, it will be a big ShowTime, especially in politics, secret services, love and sex relationships. Scorpio relates to taxes, banking, and shared resources; consequently, costs may rise. Keeping an eye on our savings and our debts may be paramount to protecting our future interests. Power dynamics may also be more visible during this transit, with some people perhaps wanting to create large displays of their power and influence. The most challenging manifestation of this transit can be fears that tend to multiply. In the darkness, shadows loom larger than life beneath Jupiter’s magnifying influence. Positively expressed, wise Jupiter seeks to understand the complexes that lie in the deepest reaches of the psyche. He knows that great treasures are buried in these mysterious catacombs.

SATURN is already in CAPRICORN, until March 21st, 2020: Saturn is dignified and functioning well. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those of Your career choices that don’t accurately reflect Your authentic selves. Capricorn and Saturn want respect and Saturn in Capricorn will work hard to earn it. Conservation is a big theme now. Taking the easy road is not favored during this transit. Rewards come from putting in the effort. You might also be striving for more authority in an area of your lives now. Saturn demands simplicity, definition, realism, and truth and it tests your weak areas that need strengthening.

Read the forecasts for your SUN and ASCENDANT SIGN, for example if you are born in LIBRA with ascendant in SCORPIO, read forecasts for both signs.

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Here you have short FORECASTS for each ASCENDANT* or SUN SIGN for JANUARY 2018:


Venus makes you become more selective when it comes to relationships and your attention is on people who are worthy of admiration, social and professional well-situated
Mars is in conjunction with Jupiter in Scorpio and bring to you a great physical and sexual power. Because Sun is the symbol of authority and success; Venus promises luck, and Pluto wants power, control, and money you are very motivated and bring to you great achievements. You have a lot of energy but take care how you manage it, especially on 13th January.


Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio are energetic and enterprising, so you can expect an exciting love life. You become a real hunter after a person that you are attracted for. The Sun, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn help you to have a great tenacity to get things done. Also, you may have nice achievements in studies, journeys, cultural or spiritual pursuits.
Be careful of your money! Be aware of any excesses!


Had you learnt lately some lessons regarding your love life? Think about it and find the answer to the question.

With Pluto, Saturn, the Sun, Venus and Mercury in Capricorn you become very interested in financial activities.  You have many options in business, investments, loans, money coming from collaborations or partnerships, inheritances, recuperations, but also possible interaction with institutions like banks, insurance, and IRS. Think about long term projects.
Take more care of your health, especially when is about inflammatory afflictions, accidents, and with Mercury and the Sun in the 8th house you can expect nervous and psychological pressure.
Make a medical investigation, and you are favoured in dental surgeries, even you do not like it.


If you are single or you need a new love, this month is your ally because sexual and romantic drive attract opportunities with amorous potential; and if it doesn’t attract them, then it searches for them and provokes them.
You also are busy with collaborations, partnerships, team work, alliances, contracts, public relations, but also competitions. You are very creative and ready for promoting and launching products or projects. You have too much energy and you should burn it in dynamic activities: gym, dance, walking, sex, but be aware of extreme sports.
Be happy, creative but not eat too much!

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You might start a relationship with someone you met through work or you get involved with your partner in common projects. Also, a lot of activities around home environment, with family, children and friends. All the planets in Capricorn activate very well your work and you may have very good and practical results, on long run.
You may have interested ideas about real-estate investments or long-term-use goods, for arranging or renovating a house, for business with natural resources and traditions.
If it is not the case for you to work hard then it is about your health, hygiene or lifestyle.

Solve your health issues, eat healthy, play sports and go to the dentist. Avoid any excess, especially when is about food and drink!


Your love life is really in fire because of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, and Saturn and to not forgot Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio!
Use your charm and creativity and talents to put in practice your wildest ideas! You are very favored in activities where you use your intellect, education, argumentation and communication.
Be aware of possible accidents while traveling or wrong handling of objects or substances.


This month you are focused on family matters and close entourage, organize a family party with your parents, relatives and children. You are favored in love, pleasures, sensuality and passion.
Mars and Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio drives you to buy, sell, and to find new ways to improve your income. You are interested in real-estate and land, inheritances or long-term-use goods. You may start to build, renovate, redecorate, and so on.
Take care more of your health, especially about risk for infection, inflammation, congestion or accidents.


Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio brings passion, need of conquest, and sexual desire.
Your love life could be marked by a discussion, a message or traveling. In the last part of the month, home and family become priorities.
In the same time Mars and Jupiter make you to do big things. You have initiative, courage, and can now start a big and ambitious project. To accomplish these projects you will have meetings, discussions and negotiations, travels, communication. Learn something new.
Do not forget to save some money, do not spend everything you get!
Be like water!

This month you may take an important decision about your financial situation.
You get rid of Saturn in Sagittarius and your optimism, love of life, and physical energy is coming back.
You have many ingenious money-making ideas. You may earn money through distributing information. You will value quick-thinking and intelligence. You value beautiful possessions, and are comfortable with money. You are bountiful and possess the ability to see beauty in things.

Save money for the future! If you don’t have enemies, try not to make any either!


On January you are favored in love and pleasures. Mars-Jupiter conjunction in your 11th house, helps you to socialize more interesting and useful social circles, if you are single you have a chance to find a new love within these circles. With Sun, Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto you
can achieve anything you want.
You are in a very good shape!


You are attracted for a low-profile state, by discretion and maybe going into a retreat. You fear anything hidden. This may be because you feel that your own boundaries are constantly threatened. A serious examination of hidden realms may help you to conquer your fears.
In the last part of the month you come back to an optimistic mood.
With Mars and Jupiter in your 10th house, you have great plans and favorable occasions, you can consolidate your power and reputation and you may enjoy good financial gains.
Due to your professional success there might be some people that envy you, so watch your back!
Take more care about your health, especially of your immune system.

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Venus, Sun, Mercury and Saturn are in your 11th and help fulfill your hopes, and the possibility to spend a great time with your love one or to meet someone new due to a public or group event.
Jupiter and Mars give you ambition and inner drive to take actions, especially when is about journeys, long-distance collaborations, internet, studies, culture, research, spirituality. Any group activities are favored, for long run projects with concrete results.

Take care of any excess (food, alcohol, too much work or stress)!

IMPORTANT NOTES: In all my astrological research and interpretations, I use the Whole signs (house system) because it is the oldest house system (used by ancient Greek astrologers) who has proven its real value during history. When I am writing about aspects between planets, I use aspect from sign to sign; I am using a traditional way of interpretation of aspects. An aspect is not a must to be at perfect orb to have an effect. It is enough if we have a planet in a sign that forms an aspect with another planet from another sign. The most powerful aspects are: conjunctions, oppositions, squares and trines. 

*) If you do not know yet your Ascendant you may find it very easy by using any other free astrology website or software that you can find on internet. For this calculation, you need: day, month, year, location, hour and minutes of your birth. If you have possibility try to use the Whole signs (house system) because it is the oldest house system (used by ancient Greek astrologers) who has proven its real value during history.

I wish you the best transits!

Monica Lazar