On Wednesday, January 24, there is a second quarter moon, which offers opportunities to get organized in any area of your life needing structure. If you are working on projects, it is also a great week for research. This same day, Mercury (thinking) and Pluto (research) line up in the sky offering a new season of ideas and the exploration of how to make those ideas reality. The next day, January 25, is when Mercury (again thinking) compliments Jupiter (expansive ideas) allowing for the opportunities to meet and collaborate with those interested in your research and who want to do something new and different. With the Moon in Taurus, an earth sign, complimenting Mercury and Pluto, you might even find or figure out how to make these ideas financially viable. If you have been thinking of cleaning up investments, taking out cash, or waiting for better buying opportunities this might be the time in which to do so. Next week takes us into the first eclipse of the year, on January 31. More on that later.
Mars enters Sagittarius, a much more fiery energy than Mars in Scorpio. This starts on January 26, 2018, and the optimism that often surrounds Sagittarius energy helps in planning, marketing and envisioning something you may have been thinking about doing over the course of the last two and a half years. If you need more education, perhaps this is the time to bite the bullet and go for it. Education doesn’t have to be formal. It can also be vocational or just learning about something you have always been interested in. The eclipse coming up on the 31st of the month helps decide where or when that might be, either in three, six, or nine months after the eclipse. More on that eclipse next week.