Micro-Forecast: January 1 to 7, 2018

The year and the week start out with a bang! On January 2, Uranus, that god of chaos mentioned just last week, finally goes direct at 28° Aries 36′. Like a racehorse heading for the finish line of a seven-year cycle, Uranus now moves rapidly through the last two degrees of Aries through the next few months and then ingresses into Taurus in May 2018 for just a few months. This brief sojourn into Taurus lasts until November 6 when it returns to Aries until March 2019. However, between May and November, the shift of Uranus from fast paced Aries into much slower and grounded Taurus is comforting.

Those few months where it is in Taurus, offer the opportunity to start thinking about new and fresh ideas grounded in practical, fertile and satisfying earth bound ideas. While Uranus remains in Aries thought things remain fiery. I think it is interesting that the last time Uranus traveled though Aries was between 1927 and 1935 during the Great Depression, the development of the WPA by Franklyn Delano Roosevelt and the beginning of such government programs as Social Security. It was also the end of Prohibition. This is an interesting irony that another type of Prohibition is ending as more and more states legalize the use of Marijuana. It is my opinion that by the time Uranus re-enters Taurus in 2019, it becomes accepted on a Federal level during that time. Whether you agree with this or doesn’t is not the point, because I think it has to do with profit more than a moral issue and Taurus is about profit.

My view of this is that as Uranus (the awakener and the ruler of large networks) moves into money making Taurus (which is associated with agricultural innovations), that more companies will be investing in Marijuana for profit as many are doing at this writing. In addition, the advances in agricultural technology will be vast. I think once Uranus enters Taurus, things simmer down a bit at least for a few months but in the months approaching May, we may still be in for major climate and political upheavals. The riots of the last few years may not subside, but they will become more effective, more controlled and contained, but, therefore more effective.

This is a little bit more of a forecast than I do for a week, but it felt important to expand a bit. However, lest we forget the Full Moon of this week on Monday January 1, 2018 at 11° Cancer 38′, this Full Moon is very close to Pluto and there may be lots of endings and choices to end something this week. Those choices are big decisions to create something new out of something long needing a makeover. With Saturn at the Sun’s end of the Full Moon, it involves construction, responsibility and cutting something away or paring something down. It still doesn’t make it any easier. My best to all of you as you make these kinds of choices at the beginning of this year.