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Moonphases

MONTHLY HOROSCOPE

January 2018

by Lynn Koiner

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 CRISIS LUNATIONS 2018:
 
Crisis Lunation periods occurs when, at the time that the Moon is New or Full, the Moon is physically very close to the earth. This closeness-lunation parallel will amplify our emotional reactions, bringing matters to a crisis point. This Crisis Moon period usually begins about one week before the New/Full Moon and lasts several days afterward.
I find that you are only affected by one of the Crisis Moon periods, usually one that falls close to a natal planet.
 
When a crisis arises, my advice is always to "stay calm, relax and make no impulsive decisions for at least a week." The most critical are eclipses. The most potent occurred on April 15, 1995, because it occurred at the time of a Lunar Eclipse. Of course, the event it portended was the Oklahoma City bombing as the Eclipse fell on the ASC/DESC axis over that city. The WTC/Pentagon attack occurred within a wide orb of a Crisis Lunation.  The US invaded Iraq on a Crisis Full Moon in March 2003.
I remember one example - a father called about his daughter who had run away from home about 4 days before the CFM. I told him
what was occurring and that he should wait for about a week and she would likely return home....and she did. After the effects of the CFM were over, she became rational again.  Hormones and a CFM are not a good mix!
During the year, there are generally 4 Crisis New Moons and 4 Crisis Full Moons. There is usually only ONE of these CFMs that hits you -- generally, not all of them ... and you cannot always tell which one it is going to be.
When it hits, you go crazy and your emotions are magnified. But, when the Moon begins to move away from the earth, we calm down.  I am a Virgo so a rational explanation is very satisfying for me. If I know that I am feeling this way because of some astrological/astronomical configuration, it makes it seem OK and I feel much better.
 
I first noticed this lunation in the early 1970s when my grandfather was in a nursing home. I saw that there were certain lunations in which the patients, called the Walkers, would pace more than usual. At that time, all I had was the Farmers Almanac to determine what was going on with the Moon. At first, I only used the Full Moon. Many years later, I saw that another astrologer, Richard Nolle, used the Perigee New Moon...and he is absolutely correct. These work the same.
 
NOTE:  Because it is long, I have posted more Personal Experiences at the bottom of this Column.
 
CRISIS LUNATIONS 2018:
 
FULL MOON:   January 1 and 31
 
NEW MOON:  May 15 (2 days away from Perigee), June 13, July 13, August 11 and September 9 – this is a very long series of Crises New Moon periods
 
JANUARY 2018 EVENTS:  
 
JANUARY 1:  Crises Full Moon at 11 Cancer 37 at 9:52 pm EST
JANUARY 2:  Uranus turns Direct at 18 Cancer 34
JANUARY 16:  New Moon at 26 Capricorn 54 at9:17 pm EST
JANUARY 26:  Mars enters Sagittarius
JANUARY 31:  Crises Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo 37 at 8:27 am EST
 
NOTE:  This is a Blue Moon month that is bracketed with Crises Lunations.  This usually means that the entire month can have crises in the world.
 
http://www.lynnkoiner.com/astrology-articles/the-blue-moon-periods  I wrote this years ago.
 
 
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for JANUARY – All times are ET
 
JANUARY 4:  The Moon is in the sign of Leo and, from 7am to 6 pm EST, the Moon forms a Grand Fire Trine with Mercury in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries.  This is a period for inspired thinking, creative writing and enthusiastic communication.  Those with planets in Fire signs from 21-24 degrees will be especially inspired at this time.
 
JANUARY 9:  The Moon will be in the sign of Libra and there is a brief period from 5am to 11 am EST when the Moon makes a sextile to Mercury in Sagittarius.  This is a good period for mental activity and communications but Mercury is in its detriment so you must exercise caution in your decision making.
 
JANUARY 9 through early 11:  The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio from 3:06 pm EST on the 9th to 9:50 am EST on the 11th.  The Moon on makes favorable aspects although around midnight on the 11th (EST) Mercury changes signs, leaving its detriment for the sign of Capricorn.  Since Mercury rules an Earth sign (Virgo), it marks a time of leaving a difficult situation for something more comfortable.  The Moon ends with a favorable aspect to the Sun-Venus conjunction at 21 Capricorn.  It is an excellent time to initiate an activity, one requiring much energy, and ending with positive relationships and support from one in authority.
NOTE:  I will be leaving on the 10th for Europe.  Something will be dropped soon after I arrive in Europe or possibly on the flight but this will be an improvement.
 
JANUARY 13:  The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and this is a brief period when the Moon only trines Uranus – from 3pm on the 13th to 3:45am on the 14th.  This period is best used for working alone on some unique or progressive project.  It favors cutting through any red tape and lucky breaks help you to achieve your goals.
 
JANUARY 14 (after 3pm EST) - 16:  The Moon is in the sign of Capricorn but there is a square to Uranus between 4-5pm on the 16th.  For smooth sailing, initiate AFTER 5pm EST on the 16th when the Moon forms a New Moon, ending with a conjunction with Venus.  This favors finalizing any financial activities or business affairs.
 
JANUARY 20-21:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and it is well aspected.  The ending aspects are a trine to Jupiter-Mars in Scorpio.  This is an excellent time for creative and intuitive projects and activities.  Assistance comes from an assertive and enterprising individual.  Intuition gives you the edge in achieving success.  The ending aspect occurs at 8pm on the 21st.
 
NOTE TO READER: These dates are based upon electional techniques. All of the Moon sign dates apply to everyone.  Do not simply read your own Moon sign – read all of the signs for what I say about the specific dates.
 
The Moon sign information will NOT describe the day, only the outcome if you initiate something important on that day.
 

 

  

  

 

* ARIES (March 19-April 19):  There is a prosperous woman around you, possibly one who has unusual pets, and she can help you with practical advice.  However, there is a negative energy that can hold you to the past and paste behavior.  It is essential that you practice your spirituality – spiritual study groups, meditation groups and yoga groups can all benefit you in an uplifting way.
            The Moon is in the sign of Aries on January 22-23 and its makes many afflictions to planets in Cardinal signs.  This generates a lot of crises, disruptions and unstable conditions.
 



 

 

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 * TAURUS (April 20-May 20):  You will feel a sense of joy and happiness in your close relationships this month.  This is where you should put your energies – being in a family environment.  Being around water will be important this month – this will facilitate your creativity and intuition.  This is a month to take a risk, a leap of faith.  Change and not being in control is difficult for Taurus but you need to change in this regard, at least, in the month of January.
            The Moon is in the sign of Taurus on January 24-25.  There are some difficult aspects – problems with someone in authority, expenses, over-reacting – but there is an ending aspect trine to Mercury.  Whatever the problems may be, logic and seeking advice from practical, realistic friends will prove very helpful.






 

 

 

 

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* GEMINI (May 21-June 20):  Spiritual guidance is available to you this month.  Follow your intuition in making decisions.  This is a good month to plan for the future, especially changes that involve travel.  You will finish up a difficult project and it will be very tiring.  Take a needed rest afterwards.
            The Moon is in the sign of Gemini late on January 26 through very early on the 28th.  This is an irritating and unstable period but there is one brief period from 3am to 5:30 am EST that the Moon makes a favorable aspect to Uranus.  This aspect can provide a lucky break to assist you with any difficulties.      


 

   

 

 
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* CANCER (June 21-July 22):  You will find yourself dealing with some very authoritarian people this month.  Hold firm and speak your mind honestly and fairly.  The truth is very important. 
            The Moon is in the sign of Cancer on January 1 and 2 until 5:45pm EST) and it is the time of the Crises Full Moon.  There are many afflictions with planets in Cardinal signs so any activity commenced now will be fraught with crises and disturbances.  Ending with a square to Uranus, the ending will be an unpleasant surprise.
            The Moon is in the sign of Cancer from the afternoon of the 28th until 11:40am EST on the 30th.  This is also a disruptive time.  What is initiated now will end in a dispute and separation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* LEO (July 23-August 22):  Like Cancer, you will be dealing with rigid authoritarian people this month.  Do not lose faith.  You may feel stressed by the lack of sunlight at this time.  A little Vitamin D-3 might help.
            JANUARY 4:  The Moon is in the sign of Leo and, from 7am to 6 pm EST, the Moon forms a Grand Fire Trine with Mercury in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries.  This is a period for inspired thinking, creative writing and enthusiastic communication.  Those with planets in Fire signs from 21-24 degrees will be especially inspired at this time.
            The Moon is again in the sign of Leo from the afternoon of the 30th through 5:58am EST on February 1.  There is a very brief period on February 1 from 12am to 5:58am EST when the Moon trines Uranus.  The Moon forms a CRISES FULL MOON on the 31st so this is not a good time to initiate but, in the end, there can be a breakthrough that helps resolve the crises.
 




   

 

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* VIRGO (August 23-September 22):  There is a lot of movement for you this month.  Do not act hastily or impulsively but do engage with enthusiasm as new enterprises will be offered.
            The Moon is in the sign of Virgo on January 5-6 and, while the Moon makes very good aspects, there is an opposition early on so there can be a misunderstanding or some vital information is missing.  The last aspect is a square to Mercury so that, based upon the misunderstanding, a dispute or error in judgment occurs.
 



 

   

  

 

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* LIBRA (September 23-October 22):  In your professional life, you feel on top of everything but a new financial opportunity will present itself.  It is essential that you follow the astrological indicators at this time for maximum success.
            JANUARY 9:  The Moon will be in the sign of Libra and there is a brief period from 5am to 11 am EST when the Moon makes a sextile to Mercury in Sagittarius.  This is a good period for mental activity and communications but Mercury is in its detriment so you must exercise caution in your decision making.



 

 

                           

 

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* SCORPIO (October 23-November 21):  You may find yourself reconnecting with people from your past, even your childhood.  Exercise caution in what you say this month – exercise discrimination in your words.  A new financial opportunity may present itself by month’s end.
            JANUARY 9 through early 11:  The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio from 3:06 pm EST on the 9th to 9:50 am EST on the 11th.  The Moon on makes favorable aspects although around midnight on the 11th (EST) Mercury changes signs, leaving its detriment for the sign of Capricorn.  Since Mercury rules an Earth sign (Virgo), it marks a time of leaving a difficult situation for something more comfortable.  The Moon ends with a favorable aspect to the Sun-Venus conjunction at 21 Capricorn.  It is an excellent time to initiate an activity, one requiring much energy, and ending with positive relationships and support from one in authority.



          

 

 

 

  

 

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* SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21):  This is an excellent month for health and well-being activities and even studies.  Winter lymphatic drainage massages are just what the doctor ordered for this less active time in your life.  Look for nurturing and supportive people to occupy your life this month.
            JANUARY 13:  The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and this is a brief period when the Moon only trines Uranus – from 3pm on the 13th to 3:45am on the 14th.  This period is best used for working alone on some unique or progressive project.  It favors cutting through any red tape and lucky breaks help you to achieve your goals.


 


 

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* CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):  It is important that you follow the astrological indicators this month.  These will be very significant for you (and many others).  This is also a month of great transition – the passing of the old order.  You find yourself moving away from a sad situation in your life – a time to heal the heart.
            JANUARY 14 (after 3pm EST) - 16:  The Moon is in the sign of Capricorn but there is a square to Uranus between 4-5pm on the 16th.  For smooth sailing, initiate AFTER 5pm EST on the 16th when the Moon forms a New Moon, ending with a conjunction with Venus.  This favors finalizing any financial activities or business affairs.


 

 

  

 

 

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* AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17):   You feel inspired with new thinking, new ideas and physical energy and enthusiasm for the New Year.  You may feel the effects of the lack of sunlight.  Vitamin D-3 helps but an escape to a sunny location can help perk you up.
            The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius on January 17-18 but the Moon makes little activity, which is unusual.  It does square Mars-Jupiter warning that you NOT over-react and act in anger.  You may think you are right but over-reacting only makes the situation worse.





 

 

 

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* PISCES (February 18-March 19):  You feel inspired and enthusiastic this month.  It is actually a time to take a risk, a leap of faith, but always follow the astrological indicators.  These are very important this month with the Blue Moons and Crises lunations and Saturn is entering a new sign, Capricorn.
            JANUARY 20-21:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and it is well aspected.  The ending aspects are a trine to Jupiter-Mars in Scorpio.  This is an excellent time for creative and intuitive projects and activities.  Assistance comes from an assertive and enterprising individual.  Intuition gives you the edge in achieving success.  The ending aspect occurs at 8pm on the 21st.

 

 

  

 

          

           

  

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