There is a mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar as you move into the New Year. As is always the case, with the Sun spending the first 3 weeks of January in your career sector you'll move into the New Year with your professional hat on, but not only has much of the momentum that will carry this new professional year already been created, the general atmosphere of the year itself doesn't lend itself to life becoming all work and no play. For the first time in 12 years you've moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and for the first time in 27 years with Saturn in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery. If the two most powerful planets in the solar system decree that this is a year for following your heart, expanding the boundaries of your life and experiencing life to the full, then even the professional gods will take a backseat. There is also a lot more focus on your social life and on both personal and professional networking in the early days of the month than there usually is, something that doesn't usually kick in until after you've got your new professional year up to speed. What is clear is that managing your time and working smarter is important, both in finding a balance between work and play, but just time where you can unwind and find time to hear yourself think. A New Moon in your home and family sector on the 5th January is a chance to give home and family matters some much needed attention and to address any work/life balance issues.
What is likely to hit you in the face from the get go is that having the right work/life balance is essential. You begin the year with an exceptional professional advantage, allowing you to hit the ground running from the get go and with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your career sector from the 5th December, to gain the kind of head start that you'll benefit from for the rest of the year. By the time the Sun returns to your career sector on the 20th January and both new opportunities and second chances open up in the final 10 days of the year, your new professional year will be well underway and will have found its stride. This is good news professionally but any thoughts of taking this too far will be dashed by the fact that for the first time in 12 years you'll move into the New Year with Jupiter in your home and family sector, making this one of the most important years in over a decade for home and family matters. It's an opposition between Mars and Jupiter in the early days of the month that will bring any work/life balance issues to a head from the get go, giving you a chance to integrate this into your resolutions or the coming year. In the meantime, while Saturn left your relationship sector on Christmas Eve there's bound to be a lot that he stirred over recent years that needs a voice, with a Full Moon in your communication sector on the 5th January creating the potential for a communication breakthrough. As the month progresses expect your social life and personal and professional networking to become a lot more important.
There are two very different energy systems in play this month, one which represents the dynamics specific to January and the other specific to the year itself. In the short term the faster moving planets are making this an important month for financial, professional and adventurous matters, in a way that for now is extremely important but doesn't define the year itself. The forces that are influencing things on a much larger scale and will influence the year itself is a partnership between forces on the communication, relationship and friendship fronts, something that is very much in evidence this month. An important year for friendship and relationship building is also an important month for communication, especially when it comes to finding the time to connect. In the meantime, with your annual financial review always taking place in the first 3 weeks of the year and a Full Moon in your income sector on the 5th January the money gods are busy this month, especially when it comes to getting this new financial year off the ground. It's the Full Moon in your income sector that could prove fruitful or auspicious, not only because it falls just a week before Mars' return to your career sector on the 12th January, which is set to spring load your new professional year. As the Full Moon since lucky Jupiter left your income sector, this could bring some lucky breaks or wakeup calls. In the meantime, you'll move into the New Year with a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences, that if embraced will stay with you all year.
While this is the fourth year in a row now that you've moved into the New Year with Uranus in your career sector and your professional hat on, this has always been in a low key way and a slow unfolding over the years. This year Uranus has company and it's game changing company, creating the potential for one of your biggest and most lucrative professional years on record. However, with Uranus in his first full month in direct motion in your career sector, Saturn in his first full month in your work sector in 27 years and lucky Jupiter in his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, none of this powerful trio are in any kind of hurry. While this brings a need for confidence there's a need to work smarter and to learn from the work/life balance lessons of the past, especially when it comes to making time for relationship building and holding onto the message the past has left you with, that life can't be all work and no play. While the Fun Police are no longer on patrol Mars returns to an adventurous part of your chart on the 12th January, which will unleash a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences that you'll find hard to put back into its box. In the meantime, expect some financial intensity at times and maybe even some financial tension in the early days of the month, but trust that it's simply lucky income forces working to find a balance with the financial passions and fighting spirit gained over the closing weeks of 2014.
While there is no escaping a need to move into the New Year with your work hat on, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of January in your work sector, this year most of the traction was gained over the closing months of 2014. It's with a sense of impatience that you'll want work matters settled in the early days of the month, especially when it comes to getting your heart and head around your options. It seems that life has too many options to let life become all work and no play, with the Fun Police on patrol from the get go. It's not that your intentions are different, just the support to walk the talk. For the first time in 27 years you're moving into the New Year with Saturn in your romantic and creative sector and with support from Uranus in an adventurous part of your chart, simply going through the motions is no longer enough. At the same time, while for the first time in 12 years you'll move into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your sign, much of your and his focus is likely to be on the rear view mirror. It's during Jupiter's first full month in retrograde motion that a major review phase has begun, with a Full Moon in a nostalgic part of your chart on the 5th January providing the 20/20 hindsight needed to look back and within with clarity. In the meantime, you've moved into the New Year with Mars in your relationship sector, which might be a mixed blessing. There's a chance that this could create some personal and/or relationship tension in the early days of the month, but it's more a case that while Mars is urging you to fight for your relationship needs, Jupiter is defending your own needs, ensuring you have the right balance.
Apart from the fact that 2015 gets off to a busy start, with little time to take your work hat off and even when on holiday there'll be a need to be doing something, you'll find that this is dependent on your energy levels. Chances are you'll find that you're either sleeping more, enjoying some long lazy sleep ins or time when you can sit back, relax and find time to hear yourself think. You've been in this mode ever since Jupiter returned to your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review to spend a year winding down your current 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, but even more so as he spends his first full month in retrograde motion. Yet while Jupiter would like you to spend the month navel gazing, you live in the real world and moving into the New Year with Mars in your work sector and more developments over the course of the month, finding the right balance and working smarter is a must. Mars and Jupiter will have a chance to fight this out during their opposition on the 1st/2nd January, with part of you wanting to hit the ground running and the other half wanting to simply chill out. Another battle raging this month is the battle to find a balance between work and play, something that you usually face at some point during January each year, but this year will have to face from the very first to the very last day of the month. In a year when grounding yourself, finding your roots and home and family matters are important, having the right work/life balance from the get go is an urgent priority.
As you move into the New Year Mars is a planet on a mission, with his final days in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart coming with a sense of urgency, asking that you keep your work hat off as much as possible and not only buy into the holiday spirit but to really have some fun. Mars not only knows that things are about to get busy but as he's the planet that will cause it, he knows just how important it is to find a balance between work and play while you can. While it's not until Mars returns to your work sector on the 12th January that your new professional year kicks off with a bang, a Full Moon in your career sector on the 5th January could have some unexpected and auspicious consequences. This will not only be the first Full Moon of 2015 but the first since lucky Jupiter left your career sector and coming just a week before Mars returns to fire things up on the work front, the professional gods will be using this as leverage for anything they are championing behind the scenes. Yet as busy as things are set to get and as good as this will be for getting your new professional year up to speed, there is a big counter thrust in play, one that is not only making sure that you have the right balance between work and play, but the right work/life balance as well. You'll move into the New Year with Mars firing up your romantic and creative passions but throughout the month home and playful matters will remain important. It comes down to believing you can have it all, as you move into an important year for friendship and relationship building and where communication is well supported.
The only fly in the ointment in the early days of the month seems to be Mars and even then he's doing you a huge favour. What you've stumbled into is your most powerful, important and potentially lucrative year in decades if ever, due to a partnership between three powerful planets, one that only came together over Christmas. While lucky Jupiter, in your career sector since July and Uranus, in your work sector since 2010, have been in an alliance for several months and they've flirted with forces moving through your income sector in the later months of 2014, it was Saturn's return to your income sector on Christmas Eve that has cemented this into something much stronger. Yet with Saturn spending his first full month in your income sector in 27 years, Jupiter his first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector and Uranus his first full month in direct motion in your work sector, neither are in any kind of hurry and are instead focused more on cementing their alliance. This is where Mars comes in, for while moving through your home and family sector and into opposition with Jupiter on the 1st/2nd January could bring any work/life balance issues or tensions to a head, it's sending a clear message from the get go that there's a need to pace yourself. If those wakeup calls don't work then a Full Moon in an adventurous part of your chart on the 5th January and Mars' return to fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 12th January, where he'll spend time fuelling your romantic and creative passions, should do the trick.
Despite the fact that for the first time since 1996 you'll move into the New Year with the Moon in your work sector, this is a month where the professional gods aren't particularly active, but where you need to be confident about what the coming year holds. With new doors not opening on the work front until March and things not moving on the career front until midyear, you can afford to take any insights gained as you move into the New Year on board, but then file it away. For the first time since 2003 you'll move into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery and for the first time in 27 years with Saturn in your sign, bringing you to the start of a new journey in every possible sense of the word. Jupiter is here to help expand your world and experience, but in his first full month in retrograde motion your attention is being drawn more to the rear view mirror, where there's a chance to recognise in hindsight what you might be missing out on. With Uranus in his first full month in direct motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart there's a chance to make matters of the heart a priority and to make up for lost time. It was Saturn's return to your sign on Christmas Eve that has brought you to the start of a new 30 year Saturn cycle of learning and growth, but as he's here until December 2017 he's here to help you take your power back and to give the power to move mountains if you have to, but also all the time in the world. In the meantime, you have a good month for income and communication matters.
You are unique amongst the Signs in that for you a new solar and calendar year begin at the same time, with the Sun always in Capricorn and your birthday month always underway as you move into the New Year. With Mars having moved through your sign over the last few months, Venus due to leave on the 4th January and Mercury on the 5th January you've already had a chance to get a sense of what excites you, what you want from the future and how to walk the talk. This allows you to begin 2015 on your terms, but also to see this as both a chance to take your power back and the start of a journey. You can't move into the New Year with a bucket list and expect to have everything ticked off within the first few weeks, with the whole journey something you need to commit to. What is different this year is the amount of focus on money matters and by that I mean both income and financial matters, with a sense that the money gods are raising the bar on both fronts. You'll move into the New Year with a sledgehammer in your hands, declaring war on any glass ceilings in your way, with any financial tension in the early days able to very easily be transformed into motivation. It's a Full Moon in your relationship sector that may bring some personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, but with Mars returning to your communication sector just a week later there is also the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. What is clear this year is that your own needs are becoming more important and across every aspect of your life you'll be looking closer at what's in it for you.
In the same way that every year has its own dynamics so too does each month, with January a month where the two come together. You've moved into one of your most important years ever for friendship and relationship building, with communication in the very centre of this. This is thanks to a powerful alliance that is just coming together between Uranus in your communication sector, lucky Jupiter in your relationship sector and Saturn in your friendship sector, something that is still taking shape and will be a work in progress for the majority of the year. In the meantime, there is likely to be a sense this month that you've got one foot in the past and another in the future, but in a way that you should be familiar with by now. With the Sun returning to your sign to kick off your birthday month and new solar year on the 20th January, it's always going to be your reality that as you move into the new calendar year you're also in the final weeks of your old solar year, with one eye on the rear view mirror and another on the road ahead, especially once the Sun returns. This year this has not only already begun as you move into the New Year, it's been underway for nearly 4 weeks. You'll move into the New Year with Mars already in your sign, so you'll not only be excited about moving forward, with a good sense of what excites you, your passions and fighting spirit, but impatient to move on. With Venus returning to your sign on the 4th January and Mercury on the 5th January heart and mind will be ready to move on as well, with your new solar year underway in all but name. While Mars won't be here when the Sun returns he'll get your new solar year off to an impassioned start, while from the 12th January turning his focus onto income matters, where with a sledgehammer in his hand he'll be ready to smash some glass ceilings.
Usually January is the month where you get to take your professional hat off, usually after a busy end to the year, recharge your batteries, catch up with friends and then gradually ease back into the new working year. The only thing different this year is you're not only moving into the New Year with your professional hat on, but in a way that you haven't experienced before and in a way that is likely to have developed under the cover of Christmas. For the first time since 2003 you'll move into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your work sector, but it was Saturn's return to your career sector on Christmas Eve that means you've got this other giant of the solar system here for the first time in 27 years. Considering that the last time a New Year began with lucky Jupiter in your work sector and powerful Saturn in your career sector was in 1635, then it's safe to say that you need to throw away the script from previous years, for this is a game changer. What you've stumbled into is your biggest year for income, work and career matters in decades, but something that will unfold over the course of the year. In the meantime, all those things that will always make January special, that is time out to recharge your batteries, have some fun, get in the holiday spirit and catch up with friends are not only just as important, but probably even more important than ever. A Full Moon in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 5th January will bring a reminder not to take life or yourself too seriously.