This a month in which you will just want to get straight down to business. You have your own ambitions and targets to meet. However, are these in line with what other people want? The trick to managing negotiations this month is through understanding the needs of others before pushing your own personal agenda. If you can at least come across as if you are listening (even you are not), you will seem reasonable in your demands. These are important points to bear in mind for the New Moon on the 10 January when it may feel that everything is coming to a head and your reputation is at stake. In fact, you may feel bulldozed into giving up on what is important to you. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, try to view this situation as a chance to re-evaluate your goals: perhaps they were unattainable or unsuitable or even damaging to your public status. Sometimes the gods say ”no” for very good reasons. The Full Moon on the 24 January will bring everyone back to the table for some much needed team building.
You have a lot on your mind and because of this, your everyday routine can get into a muddle. It may seem as if the little things don’t matter on a day-to-day basis but left for a long period of time, these so called little things can become big problems indeed. For this reason, you must start putting a non-negotiable regime together for yourself: make lists, put schedules in place and stick to this agenda. By the time of the New Moon on 10 January, it will start to become clear on why this is so important: there may some very difficult people around you indeed who can be extremely petty and only too willing to block your every move. To be forewarned it to be forearmed, as they say. The Full Moon on the 24 January will bring to light some important people who will be far more helpful in showing you the right path forward.
This is a month to consider what you truly value and the sounding board for this will be within your close relationships. This can feel very awkward for you as you are not the kind of person who likes to contend with how other people’s morals compare to your own: how do other people spend and earn their money? You never would have considered this to be any of your business before but circumstances suddenly make it your concern. Perhaps you find yourself in the middle of an important business transaction or the financial worries of someone close to you require your honest opinion. The New Moon on the 10 January brings these issues to a head—but there is room for negotiations for the future. The challenge is to find out where everyone stands. The Full Moon on the 24 January will show you how to ensure your values can be both equitable and complementary.
Cancerians often find it difficult to break away from what is familiar to them. Fortunately for you, this month is focused on your home and family so you really don’t even have to leave the house. Just re-read that last sentence but this time, try to concentrate on how it makes you feel. If the idea of not leaving your home fills you with dread, then it is truly time you started paying attention to 1) who occupies your living space and 2) what changes you need to make to make home a better place to be in. The New Moon on the 10 January provides you with the opportunity to clear some space to consider these questions. By the time of the Full Moon on the 24 January, you will be able to see, on a very deep and profound level, how your values have not been on the same level as those who are closest to you. Some difficult conversations need to be had.
This month you have a good eye for detail and will be very adept at managing things on a day-to-day basis. But the problem is that you lose sight of the bigger picture. What is it you are trying to achieve? And will these achievements actually have a place in the whole entire scheme of important things in your life? Or are you just bogging yourself down with unimportant details? The New Moon on the 10 January will give you the opportunity to have a good look at the things you once thought were important. How do these things make you feel now? Perhaps some goals need to be sharpened and re-evaluated or maybe you might even decide some of your goals no longer have the meaning they once did. The Full Moon on the 24 January gives you an opportunity to see yourself through someone else’s eyes. Yes, it can be uncomfortable to scrutinize yourself in such a manner but it needs to be done.
The temptation for you this month is to indulge loved ones with material gifts because you don’t feel valued in your personal relationships. Have a think about what you get out of these relationships before speculating on what you think they are worth in monetary means. Is it possible to buy love or to use your generosity as a means to avoid conflict? More importantly, is it even possible that the recipients simply don’t understand what you want from them? The New Moon on the 10 January provides you with a time to clear the air and address these questions. This process, though painful, re-balances the books and puts you in a much better position to negotiate what you truly need. The Full Moon on the 24 January shows you how you can be of better service to those closest to you. You are what they need—they just don’t want to feel obligated to you for the wrong reasons.
Who are you and what do you feel? These are very basic questions of course but they provide the landscape for what you are working on this month. Families, in their many guises, can put a strain on or can even halt your own ambitions and personal needs. Where do you start and other people stop? The answer to this question needs to be kept firmly in mind, particularly as the New Moon on 10 January approaches. This New Moon will provide you with an opportunity to focus on what you need and how you feel about personal relationships. You may need to make unprecedented demands on loved ones as you come to realize you have become completely lost in a sea of requirements. Once this balance is redressed, you can start to see how working with other people does not have to mean giving up yourself. The path forward will be revealed around the time of the Full Moon on the 24 January.
You are known for your need for privacy but this month, it becomes more apparent that you need space to sort out your thoughts. For those Scorpios who like to write, this is a good month to focus on getting these thoughts down on paper. There are, of course, other avenues for personal expression: composing music, spending time in reflection and meditation and/or even quietly giving of your time to others can all serve to help you prioritise your needs and deal with inner conflicts. The New Moon on 10 January is a particularly auspicious time to separate the important from the superfluous. Ensure you are focused on those activities that improve communications—you cannot maintain your strong need to be alone for extended periods of time. Coming out of that formidable mental fortress can seem scary but it must be done. The Full Moon on the 24 January will show you how you can express your emotions without feeling over exposed.
To some people money is a dirty word: it creates conflicts, discomfort and even obligations and responsibilities to people you might not choose to have to contend with. And yet, this month this is where you find yourself—often even coming to arguments with friends and allies over perceived values and misunderstood financial dealings. The thing is, you see yourself as a philanthropist or at least as someone who wants to help other people out financially. Whatever way this manifests, through charitable work, donations to causes you deem worthy or even giving up your greatest resource, your time—you may feel misunderstood. The New Moon on the 10 January gives you the chance to focus on what is most important to you. And that may involve telling certain people to mind their own business. As the Full Moon on 24 January approaches, you will be shown how you can remain independent to your own needs whilst maintaining friendships with people who don’t particularly share your views.
You of course are a businessperson. You understand how businesses work and how to make them work for you. The problem is you don’t really see yourself as other people see you—and you are really giving out the idea that you are overly ambitious to the point of being ruthless. Is this the kind of image you want to put out there? This is a month for considering your reputation and for having a very good sense of how you want the world to view you. There is nothing wrong with ambition—but there is something wrong with holding people away from you at arm’s length just to get them away from what you want. The New Moon on the 10 January gives you the opportunity to re-think your position in society. By the time of the Full Moon on the 24 January, you have a far clearer sense of your personal values and will see a way to forward your career without scaring everyone off.
This month you will be focused on extending your reach whilst maintaining a certain amount of privacy. You may find that you have dealings with people from far away places or with unusual spiritual beliefs who want to draw you close to them so they can see what you’re really like. For an Aquarian, who values their independence and sense of autonomy, this can seem terrifying. Who are these people and what do they want? To answer this question, have a think about what you need. Your own beliefs are important and you should not feel obligated to share or demonstrate your convictions for them. But as the New Moon on 10 January draws near, you may feel you have to sacrifice your privacy in order to reach certain goals. As the Full Moon on 24 January approaches, you will feel the pressure to reveal all. Remember that these dealings are all about the give and the take.
This month financial dealings come to the fore and you may feel you have no choice but to enlist in the help of more monetary minded friends to give you some advice. This is something that may be distinctly uncomfortable for you because it involves getting down to the nitty gritty of the inner workings of your values and motivations. You’re a free spirit after all—or so you like to think. The New Moon on the 10 January calls you to pay attention to the people you associate with. And you know not everyone you deal with is as honest and open about their dealings as you are. Because of this you may feel you have to cut ties or form alliances with people you wouldn’t normally associate with. The Full Moon on the 24 January invites you to use your intuition to decide how you want to proceed. Be clear, be decisive and be sure of what you want.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), D
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, MAPAI
Astrology For Teachers
Publisher, Apothecary Press (UK)