The Sun is in Capricorn during the first part of the month and then moves into Aquarius for a month-long stay on the 19th. During the time when the Sun is in Capricorn, we will be charged with a willingness to take responsibility for creating our own success. We will have access to mature and sensible attitudes that can bring forces together harmoniously to create good results for all. We?ll also have an urge to put aside petty consideration. In our personal lives, we?ll have clarity concerning our purposes and goals.

During the time when the Sun is in Aquarius, the atmospheric energy expands, generating an awareness of the importance of being generous with people outside our own personal sphere. What arises will be a mature readiness to create win-win situations for everyone.

Venus retrograde in Capricorn since December 21 and continuing until January 31, opposes Jupiter in Cancer, also retrograde. As a result, family issues are likely to arise throughout the month. This can concern our immediate family or what we might consider an extended family. Situations will arise that cause us to examine ways for experiencing emotional intimacy with others that are congruent with our sense of being in control. During this cycle, take time to reevaluate your relationships to see whether both of these needs are being satisfied or whether you need to bring them into better balance. In interacting with family members, it is important to remember that stubbornness is not going to put us on the path to victory, at least not during this period. Your best bet is to let others talk about what is important to them. This is a great time to achieve closeness and to express caring with those to whom you feel close. Use this opportunity by showing your interest in others and their goals. Once aware, you can convey to them your spirit of goodwill by speaking words of support and encouragement. This will allow you to create greater intimacy while, at the same time, maintaining you autonomy.

January has some good news and some difficult news. The good news is that a New Moon occurs on New Year?s Day. Consequently, 2014 will be a year for new beginnings, especially in the Capricorn areas of materializing success and achieving goals that have long been close to your heart. Because the start of the new year coincides with a New Moon, New Year?s resolutions are more likely to manifest than in other years.

The difficult news, however, is that 2014 also begins on a rather intense note. The Sun, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn oppose Jupiter in Cancer, with all four of these placements in square aspect to the opposition of Mars in Libra to Uranus in Aries. This intense Grand Square?involving six of the ten traditional horoscope placements, all in cardinal signs?supplies a potent energetic impetus to take action.

We will all be feeling a tremendous sense of power and control, even superiority. We may feel like we can take on the world. This urge for dominance, however, is . . . . . .

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This month has two NEW MOONS! Each month, the New Moon offers us a fresh opportunity to take charge of our lives by using the magic present in the atmosphere to manifest our dreams. On each New Moon POWER DAY, a window of opportunity opens that we can use by writing down a list of wishes (ten wishes maximum each month) of what we want to come true in our lives. There are times to ?go with the flow? and times to take charge. A New Moon Power Day is a day to take charge. Wish for whatever you would like to manifest in your life, but focus especially on those things you have not yet been able to attain, even though you may have wanted them for a long time. Focus and be specific.

The first of these New Moons occurs on Wednesday, the 1st, at 6:15 A.M. E.S.T. Since this New Moon occurs in CAPRICORN, on this day wishes concerning the following categories that are related to that sign are especially potent: ambition, goal orientation, sensible approaches, success, accepting responsibility, authority, taking charge.

Sample wishes:
?I want to easily find myself successfully taking charge in every area of my life?
?I want to easily find myself managing ambition in a way that is in my overall best interests?
?I want to consciously and consistently experience a quiet sense of my own authority in every area of life?
?I want to easily find myself accepting responsibility in the situation of ________ in a way that empowers me to win?
?I want clarity concerning ________ so that I can make sensible decisions that lead to security in my life?
?I want to easily reach my goal of ________ by breaking it down into smaller goals and accomplishing them one step at a time.?

This month?s second New Moon occurs on Thursday, the 30th, at 4:39 P.M. E.S.T. Since the New Moon occurs in AQUARIUS, your list should include wishes concerning the following categories that are especially related to that sign: innovative ideas, friends, knowledge, equality, objectivity, altruism, surprises, the unexpected.

Sample wishes:
?I want to be filled with new, innovative ideas for successfully achieving my dreams?
?I want to easily attract and begin happy new friendships?
?I want to feel a sense of friendship and equality with everyone I meet?
?I want to easily find myself filled with a sense of happy excitement and awakening in every area in my life!?

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