January 15th-21st

1/15: Jupiter sextile Pluto: Right now there are six planets in Capricorn, signifying a tremendous amount of tenacity and power in the cosmos; simultaneously, Jupiter in Scorpio sends a beam of support to Pluto in Capricorn, fortifying your ability to stay the course with your desires.

1/16: New Moon in Capricorn: A mighty time to set intentions for 2018!

1/19: The Sun moves into Aquarius: Happy Birthday, Aquarius. With the Sun in an air sign now, get ready for ideas and innovation to flow.

Empresses, this powerhouse of a week has the potential to change your life. So buckle up your seatbelt and get ready for a ride.

On Monday 1/15, we encounter the halfway point of January, and the week kicks off on an unusual note: there are six planets in the cardinal sign of Capricorn. This fleeting and rare occurrence screams ambition, drive, and determination. With the upcoming New Moon tomorrow, and Jupiter (the most massive planet in the solar system) making a supportive angle to powerhouse Pluto in Capricorn, you can get a lot done today. Yet, it’s so important not to overdo it. You don’t need to get “everything” done. Instead, focus on your most important, highest point of leverage, and move the dial there. Let the rest go for now. With the energy in the sky so focused, you want to be just as focused. To that end, you may find meditation super important to help quiet the chatter of your mind. Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and go inward. It will help, I promise.

Focus becomes even more important as the New Moon comes into play on Tuesday (or Wednesday, depending on your time zone.) With the first New Moon of 2018 happening at 26 degrees of Capricorn at 9:17 pm ET, you have a wonderful opportunity to set intentions for 2018. New Moons occur when the Sun and Moon align at the same degree in the sky, commencing a new lunar month. When you set intentions at the time of the New Moon, you plant seeds for your desires in alignment with the cosmos. So please do recommit to your intentions for 2018 today. Haven’t set intentions for the new year yet? No worries—now’s the perfect time to do so. However, there’s reason to stay cautious. Uranus, the planet of revolution and change, makes an awkward angle (known as a square) to the Sun and Moon, meaning you may have to let go of what you are holding onto to reach out for something new.

When it comes to parenting and householding, despite it being a New Moon, things might not feel so calm either. When Uranus makes a harsh angle to the Moon and the Sun as it will at the time of this New Moon, things can feel a bit unruly. So, if your kids need extra attention, don’t be afraid to lean into offering to them.

Come Wednesday, the surprises continue as Venus, the planet of love, exits Capricorn and enters into rebellious Aquarius– where it will travel until February 10th. With Venus exiting the sign of tradition and moving into innovative Aquarius, now’s the time to embrace your feminine authenticity and disrupt the status quo.

Oprah wasn’t kidding when she said the most important thing we can do is share our truth! Now’s the time to start to practice what that looks like for you. Ask for what you need. Take a stand for what matters.

On Thursday, Mars, the planet of action, forms a perfect trine to Chiron, which rules healing, so it serves you well to tune in and feel your feelings. Schedule a Reiki session, make an appointment with your therapist, or call your bestie to tell her what’s on your heart and mind. Crystal healing bodes well today, too. You have to feel it to heal it. So be present with whatever’s coming up for you. And, if you are feeling awesome today, let those good vibes move you to positive action in your life. You’ll likely inspire and uplift others. This is especially true for coaches and healers.

Come Friday, with the moon in psychic Pisces, you may have an increased capacity to lead with your gut. With yesterday’s Mars /Chiron trine still in play today, the healing deepens. Amplify this by listening to the subtle impulses that guide you intuitively. Trust that you’ll have the right thing to say at the right time. Tune into your children and mother from a place of intuition.

On Saturday, the Sun exits Capricorn, entering into freedom-loving Aquarius. With Venus already paving the way for the Sun, you may feel ready to embrace your authenticity even more wholeheartedly. Don’t be afraid to embrace unconventional and unorthodox thinking. So switch up your routines and let personal practices feel fresh and new.

Allow for time to reflect on Sunday. This action-packed week warrants it. Think back to Monday and savor how much good happened for you this week. Bust out your journal and write out your wins for the week. Having kicked off with an intense focus in Capricorn, only for the Sun and Venus to shift into Aquarius, a lot went down – so notice how you changed! What did you learn? How did you grow? What are you grateful for? In the words of world-renowned Positive Psychology leader Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, “When we appreciate the good, the good appreciates.” Spend some time savoring what’s going well for you.