We welcome the New Year in with a New Moon in the highly organized sign of the Capricorn. When the Moon is in the sign of the Sea-goat our ambitions are triggered and we are in turn tested in many ways. It is important to maintain our sense of humor as Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn demands we invest a great deal of energy and put sustained effort into our dreams and aspirations. Saturn is the sovereign of organization and represents the part of us that builds and manifests our ideals. He insists upon better management of the world around us and that we become clear on our short term goals thus insuring that we are able to feel the joy of accomplishment.
Here’s the monkey wrench in this plan: today’s New Moon is joined by often perplexing Pluto and the brainiac ideas of edgy Mercury who are in close conjunction to the Lunar event. In addition Jupiter arouses and enflames all of this with a jumbo serving of amplification in an influential opposition. Meanwhile mighty Mars and outrageous Uranus square the entire party. Speaking of party, this girl is staying home tonight. I beg those of you going out to please be extra cautious and have a designated driver if you plan to imbibe. With all of this cosmic commotion going on, there is sure to be trouble in transit. This comes with a big helping of hot unexpected eruptions and exaggerated misunderstandings. It may take until January 2, for you to wake up and see what you have done. I am just here warning you! You have free will so, make good choices!
When the first week of this New Year is fading into the distance, you will wake up and realize that you had been pushing too hard to have someone to kiss on New Year’s Eve. Now you have a clear view as to whether they proved to be a prince or princess or a frog. The proof is in the communication you have been engaged in with and the clarity is thanks to transiting Mercury touching on retrograding Venus. If there was ever a time to be a non-reactive witness, it is now. Do whatever it takes to remain patient the rest of this month as the Goddess stays retrograde until January 31. Sure, she becomes ignited by the Sun January 11, when he fans the flames of wanting and attraction, but rather than jumping ahead on plans, lay the strong boundaries down for your future and vow to stick to them.
Also on January 11 shifty Mercury swiftly bounces into the sign of Aquarius. Ideas and IQs all collect a small percentage increase in value. Thank goodness we can all get back to work now that the shopping frenzy is diminishing! This positive influence lasts until the end of the month, so please put it to good use!
Our Full Moon this month is in the sensitive sign of Cancer. The crab triggers security issues and begs that we focus on the true meaning of comfort. What have you vowed to do to upkeep your property and even beyond this, your human-body-temple in 2014? We are all being offered insight as to what really makes us happy and what indeed is worthy of our focus now. Do some soul-searching and journal on this. For guidance, contact me for a personal reading.
The Sun floats into the airy realm of Aquarius January 19. Apollo, the Sun is far less egocentric in this sign and turns attention toward humanitarian matters. Let us join together in positive thought, letting go of a need to judge or manipulate others. May we place a prayer of Peace on Earth and Good Will to all sentient beings. When we truly focus our words and minds on the positive, we are able to change ourselves and the planet for the better.
Each year I choose a card with a word to focus on for the New Year. I chose the word courage today. For me this is a reminder to trust and believe in myself. I wish this for all of you as well.
I wish you all a year of happiness, health, joy, prosperity and love. This newsletter marks the beginning of the tenth year I have been writing this Astrology newsletter and bringing it to you as a gift of love. I thank you for your continued support of my work and your generous sustained gifts and donations that encourage me to continue.
Love, Ambika Devi
I invite you to read on for my predictions for the 12 signs.
Aries March 19/20 to April 20/21
Don’t for a second think that the hectic pace of the holidays is behind you! The New Year is moving like a high-speed train and you have a first class ticket to ride! Family has been your number one priority for a long stretch and now your focus is turning toward upcoming career moves. Stay mindful of your tendency to push too hard. You are not a super-hero and have human limitations so be careful with your health. Your love life needs a time out. There is no hope of reconciliation at this time. In addition, hold off on any major spending or investing. The time will come soon enough for both in the near future.
Taurus April 20/21 to May 21/22
You finally receive the much needed and desired support you have craved from family especially with regards to your recent career choices. All movement forward is exponentially quicker than it had been, so much so that you must adjust your ability to handle the perceived overwhelm. Any challenges you face are more with the body then the mind. Take care to modify health habits and practices. This helps to boost your spirit. Consider a makeover while finances are more liquid and flowing. It will prove to be a very good investment in the near future.
Gemini May 21/22 to June 21/22
It is time to get active and engage in hot pursuit of your goals. Your career is moving in the very positive direction you have been craving for quite some time. This sets a positive theme for the year ahead. Reach high with your strong earning power and your new very attractive vibration of abundance. Be grateful. Love however is another story. Review all of the relationships you are in and give special thanks for your body. Remember that the more you give love, the greater the potential for that which you are to receive back. This is karma, the action of reaction.
Cancer June 22/23 to July 22/23
Infusing your present relationship with romance comes easily. This in turn leads to a long-term commitment. For crabs not involved the potential is higher than ever to attract a potential life mate. Continue to be gentle with your health as you are not yet fully out of the woods. I promise this is indeed coming soon and the good news is you have learned a great deal in the last year about caring for yourself. Consider a change in your presentation at work. A small revamp goes a long way in the coming year and helps to open up a new way of selling your ideas.
Leo July 22/23 to August 23/24
Sort out and sift through all of your past in order to find the pearls of wisdom that you must hold onto. You can let go of all the rest as you are done with it. Take extra time to gather your thoughts for upcoming presentations, this insures your success. Though you usually begin at the top of your game, this time around you are indeed starting from scratch. Set the cornerstones of your new year with well thought out intentions and loving patience. Begin to reconstruct the celestial image you hope to receive in the reflection of Divine Love. Awaken as if to a brand new beginning. You have the ability to move in several directions simultaneously. Be sure your choices are healthy and wise.
Virgo August 23/24 to September 23/24
Social activities and joyous gatherings captivate your attention. Choose the situations that ask for time rather than investment of precious resources. Take extra care with your health and listen to the messages of your body. Look to your optimistic friends for inspired advice. They are here to help you through any rough or turbulent emotional weather. Soak in their unconditional love and know that you are most deserving of it. This helps you move into the next phase with ease and trust. You deserve to be happy so please believe it!
Libra September 23/24 to October 23/24
Focus on regaining financial stability by creating a cohesive budget and distribution plan and then vow to stick to it. Engage friends and family to help you keep to keep on track and committed. Indulge in as much relaxation as you can rather than pushing yourself into various situations. Your body needs a lot of extra time to recover from the last few months. This helps you defray unexpected medical expenses. Lean on your incredibly devoted significant other. They are ready willing and able to help you in many different ways. When you feel that your storehouse is once again replenished, take advantage of the many social offerings coming your way. This brings you a great deal of happiness.
Scorpio October 23/24 to November 22/23
Stay constantly aware of how hard you are pushing yourself. If you need to slow down throttle it back. Ignore the words of others if they judge you for needing more alone time. Better yet, just lay low for a while. Old breaks in communication are magically healing and phantoms from the past are showing up as marvelous allies. This in turn ushers in many changes in home and personal life. All the diligent work you have put toward clearing the psyche is paying off. On the horizon are many travel opportunities and long a great deal of much awaited good news.
Sagittarius November 22/23 to December 21/22
Many misunderstandings have fogged your ability to see clearly to your next step. There are oddities and unexplained occurrences with communications and the workings of household items. Have patience with the physical world. Exercise endurance when awaiting payments. Each day the financial trickling increases and begins to ease into a comfortable current. The irresistible urge to join new groups and become a part of even more circles guides you to many new possibilities. Believe in yourself and make this your New Year’s resolution.
Capricorn December 21/22 to January 20/21
An ease of conversation and a sense of comfort cushion the first steps into this New Year. Innovative ideas and methods fill your thoughts. Grab hold of these original ideas and catalog them. You are to put them to work in the months to come. Back away from relationships that do not feel good. Whether it is a lack fizz and pop or just plain frigid, your energies are better spent on career. Take the reins and the lead in order to steer the ship for your colleagues. Close on the tail of the shifting tides are several new opportunities. Believe in your worthiness and prepare to collect!
Aquarius January 20/21 to February 18/19
Revise your recent creative project one more time. You will thank me when you look back. Say yes to foreign travel and make the choice to explore the outer limits of your spiritual nature. You could also make the choice to get into a higher form of study. All investments now are strong building blocks for your bright future. The job scene and your home life have many changes in store for you. Do whatever it takes to stay positive and accept these. Each and every day this month set time aside to nurture a new habit or idea. These are important ingredients for the recipe that is cooking up the new you.
Pisces February 18/19 to March 19/20
Ease back into your routine. You may need the first two weeks of the month to get going. Tell the people around you whatever they need to hear in order to accept your lack of participation and lower input. They will get over it. The next few months ask you to do a great deal of soul-searching. There is no need to socialize or disclose final decisions. Let this wait for the near future. For now, it is best to dive into your quiet contemplative meditations. If seeking a loan or input from others, take care to put your request in clear language. Detail out your needs and trust that you are worthy of your request. Creativity is at a high so invest time into your outlets.