Today, the Year of the Earth Pig begins in Chinese astrology. As we bid farewell to the territorial Earth Dog that guarded 2018, a communal and social new lunar year begins. This convivial cycle gives us a chance to “rest and digest” after two intense years.
Overall, February is an uplifting month where we can continue to forge ahead with confidence. We still have no planets in retrograde, which will fuel our momentum and keeping us on track and motivated. By listening to our inner-wisdom and looking after our bodies, minds, and souls, we can do anything.
As we move from Saturn-based serious Capricorn on January 20th, into airy Aquarius we can feel a easing of our mood. The sun in the expansive fixed, Air sign of Aquarius brings innovative ideas that can inspire and uplift your life. As you stretch your point of view to this vast outlook, you can gain new ideas and insights to stimulate your life plan. If you were working with the timings during the Sun in Capricorn, you most likely created your solid plan for the year ahead. It is time to allow Aquarius to work its magic. The Sun in Aquarius will give you a big overview of your life and help you put more goals and dreams in writing. Aquarius encourages you to not only think outside the box, but to let go of the box completely and reach for the stars.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse on January 5 falls in the middle degrees of Capricorn which is a tough placement for such a sensitive body. Instead of home comforts, the new moon seeds are expected to grow in a fairly sparse environment. The land here is hard and dry, so it will take some toil to make it fertile. Much depends on carefully organizing structures in order to yield the best results from this new Moon.
I don’t think I am in the minority when I say 2018 has been a hard year to handle. It was a year of inner growth and patience and it’s never easy to dig into our own closets and unearth and face the secrets and skeletons hiding there. We had much energy that was encouraging us to pause, reflect, and assess our motivation moving forward.