The Witches Current Moon Phase for Friday, January 5th
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
Moon Age: 18.63 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,550.04 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,099,863.61 km
Overview of Today’s Sky
The Moon ends its transit of Leo and enters Virgo at 3:13 AM EST. We’re moving into a period of unusually growth-oriented aspects until the 9th as the Sun, Venus, and Pluto head towards an alignment in Capricorn, as do Mars and Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio, and form sextiles to one another. This is set to be a fertile, creative, go-getting period for relationships, business, and new enterprise.
Today, Mars and Jupiter form a parallel and we get in the spirit of things, but a Sun-Saturn parallel reminds us we should take care of other business before we get started and helps us avoid pushing too fast or hard with new initiatives. The Virgo Moon is particular but earnest and encourages us to get organized before exciting days to come.
The Moon ends its void period when the Moon enters Virgo at 3:13 AM EST.
Preview of January 2018 Energies
Foresight for Success
As the year is winding down, it’s helpful to have a look ahead at January, a pivotal jumping off point for 2018. In chaotic times like these, having foresight about societal and energy cycles can be both comforting and an essential tool for spiritual transformation. Continue reading for highlights of energies unfolding and what they mean.
This has been one of the most unusual years in our recent history. In fact, our collective psyche continues to process the relentless cascade of changes, surprises, and uncertainty. There is much to integrate and heal.
Given this background, it’s essential to regularly connect with a higher view of happenstance. That includes outer-world events and your personal life situation.
Many things are not as they appear. Consider that some of the challenges and craziness may be divinely orchestrated to catalyze mega shifts and awakening. Factor in the potential of blessings in even the direst circumstances.
When you connect with the higher view, it’s easier to discover peace within. This leads to more stability, more hopefulness, and more creativity to manifest your best life.
Here’s another thing – more peace within helps you to see the world in a heart-centered way. This amplifies your ability to make a beneficial impact as a divine changemaker. The world needs your love and inspiration, put into practice daily.
January Planetary Opportunities
January’s planetary energies provide a number of opportunities to create beneficial personal life shifts and see yourself more clearly. Examples are noted below.
Supermoons Jan 1 and 31
January begins the year in a powerful way with two supermoons. These include a Cancer Full Moon on New Years, then another Full Moon with total Lunar Eclipse the last day of the month. Both of these times are energy gateways with illumination that can help you to get resourced in new ways. Relationships and other issues will have a helpful spotlight, which can translate into resolutions and other breakthroughs.
New Moon Jan 16/17
The first New Moon of 2018 can be an opportunity to clarify feelings about key goals. The energies will support getting grounded and tapping a deep knowing within regarding what stirs your passion. Use this time to self-reflect about what your goals will feel like in manifested form. Your heart needs to be involved for success. Doing this assessment before specific intention setting can make a significant difference in outcomes.
Your Personal Preparations
Now is a good time to reflect on goals you previously set to see what needs updating before the new year. These are fast-changing times and you are changing fast too. Factor in your growth and make adjustments so you can soar in 2018!
You have more options than you realize as you’re preparing for next year. Knowing that, make your intentions and plans with a quantum mindset that factors in the unexpected and wonderful you cannot yet see.
Apply the same quantum mindset as you focus on your outer world. This mindset, since it is spiritual and big picture, will help you to stay hopeful and resourced in the coming year.
Year of the Feminine – January 2018
Hello my friend,
Happy New Year!
2018 is the Year of the Feminine, and this will impact all of us in a big way.
A Definite Shift in Power
In 2017, we saw many seeds planted in regards to the shift in power coming in 2018.
Before we dive further into what 2018 has in store for us, it’s important to get an aerial or expanded view of what’s happened overall in the past decade.
From 2007 to 2016, a quantum leap in consciousness occurred that affected every area of life, from science, innovation, and art to personal and global awakening.
It’s as if the curtains were being pulled back, allowing us to finally see beyond the veils of illusion.
People from all walks of life started noticing their consciousness expanding into new ways of thinking, living, and being. They also noticed that time is speeding up, and that the world is shifting like never before.
Here are some specific examples of the “pulling back of the curtains” that showed up in 2017:
Meditation has become mainstream, and is being used as a powerful tool of healing and transformation. Not only in people’s personal lives, but in the workplace, health-related organizations, schools, and beyond.
A decade or more ago, if you had told someone who wasn’t familiar with the mind/body/spirit community that you were meditating, well—you probably would have seen a blank, glazed look in their eyes, at best.
The demand for organic and non-GMO foods and products is so high, that the supply can barely keep up. New farmer’s markets and health-oriented stores and restaurants are opening up everywhere, creating options for people to take good care of themselves, from the inside out.
People are realizing that they can no longer give their power away to institutions and organizations such as religion, government, or any of the old structures that promote suppressive, fear-based agendas.
Of course, there’s still room for improvement in that area, but the past decade has seen a huge shift in a new direction.
Caring for the environment has become a priority like never before, with people beginning to create new ways of living that are more beneficial for our planet.
The consciousness of humanity as a whole has evolved beyond the old patterns of separating ourselves from one another.
People are looking beyond the color of each other’s skin, gender, sexual orientation, or cultural background, and are connecting through the knowing that we are far more alike than our ancestors may have believed.
Again, there’s always room for improvement. Yet the big strides are taking place, and shifts are happening everywhere.
You may have noticed that people are becoming friendlier to the idea that we are not alone in the Universe(s).
Every few months, we hear about an “Earth-like” planet that has been discovered in a far-off galaxy that “could” be the home of other civilizations.
Of course, our indigenous cultures, and the current Wayshowers and Lightworkers, have known for a long time that these civilizations exist. But it’s nice to see the idea making its way back into the mainstream Western consciousness.
Western medical practices are more and more acknowledging and integrating with natural and holistic approaches and methods of healing than ever before.
There’s also a great deal happening in the areas of technology, creative arts, and personal well-being. But the examples offered above offer a clear picture of how quickly we are evolving.
Two Steps Back, Thousands of Steps Forward
To many, 2017 felt like a year in which much of the progress that was made in the last decade took a backward turn in the direction of the old fear-based paradigm.
Again, from an aerial view, there’s always a blessing in every experience, even if that experience feels challenging or doesn’t seem to make any sense at the time.
In the case of 2017, the entire year served as a “reset” button.
Here’s a simple analogy to describe what happened:
Imagine you have a fairly new computer that you leave on day and night.
During the time you are working on the computer, you create, read about, and save lots of helpful, uplifting, and consciousness-expanding content.
However, at one point you notice that the computer is processing a bit slower than usual, because it has not been shut off for a while.
So, you decide to turn it off to let it rest.
The next day, you turn your computer back on. It now works like it did when you first got it, and … you still have all of the great content you had saved prior.
Now that the computer is working faster again, you can create, learn about, and save even more helpful, uplifting, consciousness-expanding content to enjoy.
2017 was like that. It gave us a needed reset, a time to put into perspective what we truly desire to create or enrich our lives with now—and what we are ready to completely release.
It was an eye-opening, often head-scratching year for many, yet it shined a light on many of the shadow aspects of humanity that still needed healing.
For that, as challenging as it was, we are grateful.
Because what it did was pave the way for something far greater to emerge.
The calls for the Divine Feminine were strong, and She is set to come back in the year 2018, a “2” year.
(Numerologically, 2018 is 2+0+1+8=11. Breaking down the 11 into 1+1, the year reduces to a 2.)
She has heard our calls, and is roaring her way back as the sacred mothering lioness that she is to all of us.
The Divine Feminine is preparing to carry us all the way to our new paradigm on her energetic wings, and nothing can hold her back her anymore!
2017 was two steps back, yet 2018 will be thousands of steps forward.
The Year of the Divine Feminine
In 2018, the Divine Feminine seeds that were planted in the Summer of 2017 will blossom fully, and command our full attention.
The power that comes with this Year of the Feminine will be like none other in our recent history. The closest time this much Feminine energy came in was in the late ’50s. What followed was all of the advancement that took place in the ’60s.
This is the year that the Divine Feminine makes her presence felt more than ever in the heart, mind, and experience of every being.
In 2018, the Divine Feminine will ensure that every living being on the planet will be guided to fully learninghow to embrace, honor, and respect the Feminine within themselves, others, and in the world around them.
For those who resist or intentionally decide not to embrace, honor, and respect the Divine Feminine, 2018 will be a challenging year that will continue to pull them onward, until they are able to embrace, honor, and respect the Feminine energy.
The Divine Feminine is often associated with soft and gentle energy, although that is only one small aspect of the qualities that represent Her. The Feminine energies making their way into our consciousness this year will be bolder, louder, and more powerful than ever, requiring justice, fairness, and freedom in all areas of life.
The idea that the human mind can best associate with the energies of 2018, is the concept of “Enough is enough!”
This is the energy of this new year: Enough is enough, and now something is finally going to be done about it.
2018 will feel more like the beginning of the new era that many thought had started in 2012.
The winds have shifted direction, and the core foundations that our world has been operating on are being rewired to make the Divine Feminine the core foundation of everything, as She was originally meant to be.
The “reset” we recently experienced was an integral part of our journey, and made absolutely clear what needs to be changed.
And 2018 is the year it WILL be changed.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a woman or a man. Give yourself full permission to embrace, honor, and respect the Divine Feminine within yourself and others, and it will be reflected back to you many fold.
Here are some qualities we can implement to help us connect and align with the Divine Feminine energy:
- Respect for everything
- Unconditional love (for self, and all life)
- Child-like wonder
- Awareness of karma
- Freedom (releasing adherence to the old structures and conditions, and to feelings of guilt and shame)
- Sacred geometry in Nature, ourselves included
- Spirituality (free of fear-based programming or structures)
- Otherworldly strength
- Soul-centered beauty
- Holistic healing and well-being
- Receptivity (the key ingredient to manifesting from the invisible to visible realm)
- Allowing (rather than controlling)
- Being (rather doing)
- Abstract (rather than concrete)
Embracing Compassion and Unity
In 2018, we will see many more women and men who are fully embracing, honoring, and respecting the Divine Feminine step into roles and platforms that have them serving as leaders. This can be in local communities, businesses, and all the way up to the global stage.
Many voices around the world will shine a light on the importance of unity, compassion, and healing.
Voices like this, which were once silenced, will continue to take center stage, and will help to usher in a more heart-centered world that benefits everyone, rather than a select few.
Selfishness, control, ignorance, and greed in the collective will find it very hard to survive in 2018 and beyond. The Divine Feminine will be cleaning these qualities up from the heart and mind of humanity. The more love and kindness we choose to embody, the easier this process will be.
This year gives us the opportunity to honor our emotions in a loving way, and to allow them to fully be expressed so that they can heal out in the open, rather than keeping them buried deep inside.
Once our emotions have been expressed in way that is productive and healing, they can be released from our body, where we can be at ease with ourselves.
Dis-ease manifests when someone is not at ease, due to holding stress in their body. The way to be at ease is to pace ourselves, not rush all the time, and to listen to our intuition and body.
This is also the year that we will be given the ability to learn how to release the need to attach ourselves to the seeming global occurrences that are promoting fear and separation.
This will be big, because it will allow us to not get distracted or held back from living our best life in each present moment.
One thing that will help tremendously is to cut back our media time (phone, TV, news, internet) and spend time being in Nature, seeking spiritual enrichment, and spending time with the people we love.
2018 is also a great time to embrace big changes such as having a baby, taking care of a new pet, moving to a new home, traveling, rekindling a relationship or starting a new one, and starting a new business venture.
This year also provides us with the gift of bettering the human experience for all. So kindness will be a big theme, along with anything that promotes the betterment of the human experience for all.
Our educational system, our values and behavior, our relationship with Nature, our health and well-being, and how we are treating one another, are all things that will be focused on and improved this year.
As we continue to connect with the Divine Feminine throughout this new year, we will discover and allow aspects of ourselves that are increasingly empowering and freeing.
These new strengths can include greater kindness toward ourselves and others, more creativity, and spiritual strengths, such as the ability to forgive what we may have resented in the past.
They may include the desire to flow easily with the day’s events, to live more in the present moment, and to see the joy of life, not only the responsibilities of it.
If you have been desiring a flowing, joyful, fulfilling life that allows you to be more fully who you are—2018 will be a life-changing year for you!
The Divine Feminine is calling us up into wholeness, lightness, inner knowing, and a feeling of connection to all Life we never knew was possible.
Until next time!
Your Love Horoscopes for the Weekend of January 5th, 2018
Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
There’s a distinct feeling of aloof detachment around you at the moment. Recently, you’ve been fearful of rejection and had to play the ‘free spirited, careless little old me’ game. Luckily, with a rational approach to your moods and a whimsical approach to love and life, you begin to see that someone special is actually in agreement with you.
Whether you want to make it clear that you fancy someone, or just to clear the air with the one you love, it’s time to do the very thing that you aren’t that keen on doing: speaking up. So welcome and embrace the unpredictable. Know that being honest won’t send someone away. In fact, they are there for you, so trust in their integrity.
As usual, you’re in the middle of making a difficult decision. In fact, you’re in the mood to get away for a while to get some ‘space.’ It’s hard to commit yourself to something which a few months ago might have been easy. Mercury is encouraging you to see love from a new angle. Time to reflect on it a little.
Thanks to the planetary line-up there’s a renewed sense of being true yourself. At last the light breaks through. Because, in a way, you know if you aren’t true to yourself, then how can you be true to anyone else? So make it clear who you are and what you want, and do so with all your heart.
So why are you letting someone manipulate you or get away with thinking they’re right? I’m not saying a partner or lover is emphatically wrong and you’re right. I’m not saying ‘rebel’, but I am saying stand up and fight for your cause. Please look at what you’re giving up to keep the peace. It’s time to stand up for you.
Committed love is important to you, so now is your chance to explain the situation. With hand on heart and a sudden flurry of romantic indulgence, you realise that your independence is sacred too. Soon, you will know the way forward for real, mutual understanding if attached, and if single, the chance to honour your true needs.
New ideas and interesting romance are enticing. But please think carefully before replacing the devil you know for a newer model. Let your partner or current lover enjoy a little battle of wills, and the mental arrows flying between you will be tipped not only with love’s gold, but the power of Eros.
You’re being slightly led astray by all your friends’ opinions. Could it be you’ve lost touch with your instincts? Relax. If you were sure enough to start something (whether a love affair, new beginning, an ending or parting of the ways) then be sure enough to get on with it. Then those who think they know best, will remember next time to think twice before opening their mouths.
You’re deeply uncertain about whether to make a promise to someone or not. You feel you deserve only what you get, and as that’s not very much right now, it confirms you’re opinion that you’re worth very little. But with the gradual changing influence of the planets, you realise the only promise you need to make, is to please yourself first.
We admire, love and nurture our friends, lovers or partners. Often, we import these kind of people into our lives because we believe these qualities to be lacking in ourselves. For example, at the moment you can’t get enough of romantic admirers. However, this week, if you look carefully, you will see the romantic protagonist and the admirer are one and the same. In fact they are both you.
This week, if you could have just one beautiful flash forward of how things will be, or just one word from someone, you’d be content forever. So right now, nurture your own desires and start to take responsibility for the choices you have made, whether good or bad. Let go of the past, don’t look back, and then you can start to walk free from regrets.
You now have the confidence to speak your mind, and to ask for what you truly need. This is the chance to think positively about your own self, take love seriously and pull out the stops to achieve your heart’s desire. ‘Enlightenment’ in its purest essence, is the art of seeing into the nature of one’s own being. You are about to see through the window to your own soul’s desire.
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