Full Moon on the 12th in Cancer shines on hospitality, families, and loving care. New Moon on the 27th in Aquarius initiates an altruistic path and brings the potential for new friendships. Mercury turns direct on the 8th, signaling the go ahead for beginnings. Briefly in philosophical Sagittarius from the 4th to the 12th, it continues in practical Capricorn. Venus into mystical Pisces on the 3rd, softens Aquarian eccentricity, making for sweeter choices. Sun in ambitious Capricorn gives way to altruistic Aquarius on the 19th. Mars in compassionate Pisces until the 28th, goes into aggressive Aries, sharpening the prevailing energy.

From an astrological standpoint January appears rather uneventful. Pluto is not in aspect to Uranus, none of the heavy planets will be making a station and then turning in either direction: retrograde or direct. Mars in Pisces has pulled ahead of Venus in Pisces, assuring the planet of choice that she can take her time making decisions; Saturn is in pleasant aspect to Jupiter. The planets provide a variety of potential for us all this month with opportunities to make progress.

Sextiles are opportunity aspects. The 3rd has Mercury sextile Venus, useful to communicate wants and needs. The 10th and 11th has Mars sextile Pluto, an opportunity to make changes with small effort; the 20th Venus sextiles Pluto, allows us to review and revise choices that could need changing; the 23rd holds a Mercury sextile Neptune bringing an opportunity to look more closely at the real truth of any situation that could be presenting itself; taken together that's giving us all a weekly chance to make use of planetary energy to help us do better.

Squares present us with lessons and chances to turn stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. Sun square Uranus on the 10th suggests you might act without thinking, however if you slow down you'll learn something. The 11th with sun square Jupiter you could be given to excess; if you are mindful you could save yourself from discomfort.  The 19th Mars squares Jupiter suggesting if you push, as you might be tempted to do, you could lose out but if you are patient you stand to gain. The 31st Mercury square Uranus implies a need for taking time to think rather than speaking too soon and messing up. The day before any aspect can also be energetically active in this way.

Conjunctions combine the energies of two planets to make an impact. On the 1st, Mars conjuncts Neptune: beware being misled by what appears before us and acting too quickly. Alcohol, drugs or desire can blind us to the truth. On the 6th and 7th, Sun conjuncts Pluto: a strong day to create important or deep changes. On the 12th, Venus conjunct Neptune brings a strong psychic energy to the day. Clarity regarding choices is also featured. On the 29th Mercury conjuncts Pluto. Important communications are featured and could have a strong impact. It might be important to be mindful of one's words and even one's thoughts.




Martin Luther King Jr BD is Observed Third Monday of the month - (Jan 18th 2016)

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Sun 1st New Years Day and Hanukkah/Chanukkah Ends (at sundown) 2016  - Surprising Aquarius Moon begins the year. Wonder what that means? Mars/Neptune conjunction indicates odd incidents and deceptive activity.
Mon 2nd Compassionate Pisces Moon says sympathize with those with needs.
Tue 3rd Loving Pisces Moon joins Venus into Pisces to make for a sweet day. Mercury/Venus sextile says send cards to or call those you love
Wed 4th Gentle Pisces Moon gives way to 11:30AM. Speedy Aries Moon. Save energetic efforts for then. Mercury backs into Sagittarius for a rerun
Thur 5th Active Aries Moon says there's good energy for any quick task
Fri 6th Fri. 1/6 Fast Track Aries Moon keeps us busy until 3 PM Taurus Moon says continue what is begun. Sun/Pluto Conjunction brings help for changes.
Sat 7th Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Church Christmas Day - Earthy Taurus Moon suggests crafts, shopping, sensuality
Sun 8th Lazy Taurus Moon says take it easy; 5 PM chatty Gemini Moon says make connections now. Mercury turns direct, releasing the slowdown
Mon 9th Peripatetic Gemini Moon says get your errands done
Tue 10th Communicative Gemini Moon says clean up your correspondence. 5:30 PM Warm Cancer Moon says take someone who needs it a dish to share
Wed 11th Gentle Cancer Moon says take care of whoever needs it; Sun/Jupiter square implies a need to be careful not to over consume
Thur 12th Hospitable Cancer Full Moon says feed those in need. Mercury into Capricorn means practical thinking. Venus/Neptune conjunction suggests we listen to music or meditate on choices for the future. 7 PM royal Leo Moon says enjoy!
Fri 13th Entertaining Leo Moon says have fun with whatever you do. 
Sat 14th Romantic Leo Moon says do something with love ones now
Sun 15th Diligent Virgo Moon says clean up and clear out, I'll help!
Mon 16th

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is Observed  - Orderly Virgo Moon says keep working, tidy up,  and clean

Tue 17th Gentle Libra Moon says make sure all is fair
Wed 18th

Arbitrating Libra Moon says either make peace or weep over the Mars/Saturn square obstructions

Thur 19th Peace loving Libra Moon says watch out for difficulty with the Mars/Saturn square indicating push/pull situations. Sun moves into anything-goes Aquarius. 5 PM deep Scorpio Moon says look into everything
Fri 20th Detecting Scorpio Moon says seek a solution. Venus/Pluto sextile can help
Sat 21st Strong Scorpio Moon says discard what is used up or worn out
Sun 22nd Philosophical Sagittarius Moon says explore something for fun
Mon 23rd Cheerful Sagittarius Moon brightens the day. Mercury/Neptune sextile suggests looking closely for the truth
Tue 24th Happy-go-lucky Sagittarius Moon brings optimism to all. 6 PM Practical Capricorn Moon says get evening chores done
Wed 25th Ambitious Capricorn Moon says line up the tasks and knock them off
Thur 26th Hard-working Capricorn Moon makes short work of what's necessary
Fri 27th Quirky Aquarius Moon says, SURPRISE!. Venus/Saturn square could delay choices, New Moon in Aquarius says seek friends and do good
Sat 28th Unpredictable Aquarius Moon says expect the unexpected. Mars into Aries means abounding energy for beginnings
Sun 29th Ice-breaker Aquarius Moon says begin well; 11 AM mystical Pisces Moon says meditate. Mercury/Pluto conjunction says secrets may be revealed
Mon 30th Compassionate Pisces Moon says have mercy and forgive
Tue 31st Sympathetic Pisces Moon says stay calm with the Mercury/Uranus disruption. 5 PM Aries Moon says I'll help clarify the energy

January 8, First State of the Union Address in the U.S by George Washington 1790

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January 10, First United Nations General Assembly met in London, 1946

The US Presidential Inauguration is every fours years, this year Jan 21st 2013 @ Noon
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In Finnish, the month is called tammikuu, meaning month of the oak, but the original meaning was the month of the heart of winter, as tammi has initially meant axis or core. In Czech this month is called leden, meaning ice month. In Ukrainian it is січень meaning cutting or slicing perhaps referring to the wind. Similarly, in Croatian January is called siječanj, also meaning cutting or slicing. In Sámi it is known as ođđajagimánnu, meaning simply "new year's month".

According to Theodor Mommsen (The History of Rome, volume 4, The Revolution, ISBN 1-4353-4597-5, page 4), the first of January became the first day of the year in 600 AUC of the Roman Calendar (153 BC), due to disasters in the Lusitanian War. A Lusitanian chief called Punicus, invaded the Roman territory, defeated two Roman governors and slew their troops. The Romans resolved to send a consul to Spain and, in order to accelerate the despatch of aid, "they even made the new consuls enter on office two months and a half before the legal time" (15th of March).

News Years Day is (January 1st)

Various Christian feast dates were used for the New Year in Europe in the Middle Ages, including March 25 and December 25. However, medieval calendars were displayed in the Roman fashion of twelve columns from January to December. Beginning in the 16th century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year once again — sometimes called Circumcision Style because this was the date of the Feast of the Circumcision, being the 8th day from December 25

The first Monday in January is known as Handsel Monday in Scotland and northern England. In England, the agricultural year began with Plough Sunday on the Sunday after Epiphany

Hanukkah/Chanukkah - Began on December 24th 2016 and ends on January 1st 2017at sundown (see also Judaism 101 - Chanukkah). Hanukkah (sometimes transliterated Chanukkah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means "dedication." The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.

The Coming of Age day (Seijin shiki) in Japan is the second Monday of January, for those becoming 20 years old in the new calendar year. It is a national holiday. The day has been celebrated since 1948, but fell on January 15 until 1999, when it was moved by the Japanese government in an attempt to lift the economy by making more holidays consecutive.

January 6th, Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Church Christmas Eve, also known as Svyat Vechir

January 7th, Russia - Orthodox Church Christmas Day Christmas celebration in Russia is not as widely followed as in Western countries in favor of the New Year celebration. Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January (which corresponds to 25th December in the Julian Calendar). The tradition of celebrating Christmas has been revived since 1992, after decades of suppression by the communist government. It is centered on the Christmas Eve "Holy Supper", which consists of 12 servings, one to honor each of Jesus' apostles. The Russian traditions were largely kept alive by shifting some of them, including the visit by gift-giving "Grandfather Frost" and his "Snowmaiden", to New Year's Day. Many current Russian Christmas customs, including their Christmas tree, or "yolka" (spruce, sometimes pine instead of it), were brought by Peter the Great, after his western travels in the late 17th century.

January 7th, The First American Presidential election was in 1789

January 8th, The First State of the Union Address in the U.S was by George Washington in 1790. The address is traditionally given in the month of January. Sometimes, especially in recent years, newly inaugurated presidents have delivered speeches to joint sessions of Congress only weeks into their respective terms, but these are not officially considered State of the Union addresses. The address is most frequently used to outline the president's legislative proposals for the upcoming year.

January 10th, First United Nations General Assembly met in London, 1946

January 10th, First great oil discovery in Texas, in 1901. Information as to the history of petroleum can be found here (Petroleum)

Plough Sunday is a traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year that has seen some revival over recent years. Plough Sunday celebrations usually involve bringing a ploughshare into a church with prayers for the blessing of the land. It is traditionally held on the Sunday after Epiphany, the Sunday between 7 January and 13 January. Accordingly, work in the fields did not begin until the day after Plough Sunday: Plough Monday.

January 15, is Makara Sankranthi (Festival of Harvest) in India 

Martin Luther King Day in the United States - 3rd Monday of the Month, this year it is celebrated (January 16th 2017)

US Presidential Inauguration is held in the United States January 20 at Noon EST, every four years. The next year presidential inauguration will be held January 20st 2017

January 21st, Nautilus (SSN-571), first atomic submarine launched, 1954

January 23rd, Elizabeth Blackwell, first modern woman physician, graduated from Geneva Medical School of western New York, 1849

January 24th, Gold is first discovered in California by settlers, 1848

January 25th, is Burns Night in celebration of Scotland's poet Robert Burns

January 26th, is Australia Day in Australia. 

January 26th, is Republic Day in India.

January 27th, Canadian Great Western Railway first opened, 1854

January is National Soup Month in the United States

Other Names for January:

Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway and beginnings in Roman mythology, where the Latin word for door (ianua) comes from - January is the door to the year. The Saxon term Wulf-monath (meaning wolf month) and Charlemagne's designation Wintarmanoth (winter / cold month). In Finnish, the month is called tammikuu, meaning month of the oak, but the original meaning was the month of the heart of winter, as tammi has initially meant axis or core. This month is in Czech called leden, meaning
ice month

January is the middle month of summer in the Southern Hemisphere and the middle of winter in the Northern. January in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to July in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Leap years exempted, January always begins on the same day as October.

In leap years, January always begins on the same day as April and July.

January's flower is the carnation or snowdrop.

The Chinese floral emblem of January is the plum blossom.

The Japanese floral emblem of January is the camellia

January's birthstone is garnet.
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