Astro-Tarot Reading for Month of January

Amaterasu/Sun

The Amazon

Three of Flames/Loyalty

Daughters of the Moon Tarot by Fiona Morgan

Reading for the Month

For the Reading of the Month I used a 3 card spread for Opportunities for the Month,

Challenges for the Month and Actions to take for the Month.

Opportunities for the Month:

Opportunities For The Month: The card that appears in the ‘opportunities’ position for the month of Jan. is Amaterasu, the Japanese Sun Goddess. This card reveals the rising of a brilliant Sun with people dancing on green grass and praising the light while flowers grow in the foreground. Her aim  is to bring joy and life after dark and difficult times to humanity.  She represents illumination, abundance,  rebirth, good health and expansiveness.  She directs people not to be afraid to seek happiness and shine even in the worse situations. And without a doubt the

 

world is under going some very difficult times. This card is a good omen. This Goddess surfacing so soon in the New Year is an indication that better days are definitely  ahead. On Jan., 13th there is a new Moon arriving in the resourceful’ sign of Capricorn. New Moons always signal a new beginning. Capricorn is a sign of determination, ambition, persistence and self discipline. This new Moon is accompanied by ‘power’ planet Pluto. The joining of these cosmic bodies bring an incredible gift of transforming and turning negative and undesirable situations around. The planet Pluto rules ‘hidden matters and secrets.’ You have the opportunity to shed light on the secrets or hidden things in your life that hold you back and stop your progress. This is the month is ‘face your weaknesses'... food addictions, procrastination, fear of failure, lack of ambition or whatever they might be and get help to eliminate them. Look below to see how the new Moon in Capricorn might influence you this month…

Aries: This  New Year starts with an incredible boost of power!  The new Moon sets your sights on major achievements and brand new accomplishments. The challenges you’ve faced are quickly melting away and you’ll sense that new paths are beginning to surface. You have the added assistance of ’control’  planet Pluto clearing your mind for a fresh direction. Your career and the hopes for the future are of top priority. Surrounding yourself with supportive people is urgently important in reaching your goals for the New Year! Best Days: 1,2,9,10,18,19,28,29. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,12,13,26,27.

Taurus: Your determination to succeed is stronger than ever this New Year! You’ve been cosmically ready to make changes but may have been waiting for your instincts to indicate the best moment. The full Moon stimulates your inner quest for progress this month. The company you keep is also key to your elevation. Join a few online groups or a connect with people that are on the same mental path as yourself. You have the ability to make adjustments when necessary. Don’t be afraid to act when it’s time to act. Best Days: 3,4,12,13,21,22,30,31. Most Stressful Days: 1,2,7,8,14,15,28,29.

Gemini: This New Year will be one full of enormous opportunities. Concentrate on getting your personal affairs in order. The new Moon directs you to focus on business certificates, wills, tax concerns, debts and financial accounts to straighten out and have paper work organized. Your plans for the future depend on being able to find and gather information quickly. Expect a step up from the Universe this year. Zero in on being more structured! Best Days: 5,6,14,15,23,24. Most Stressful Days: 3,4,9,10,16,17,30,31.

Cancer: All that wasteful mushy love stuff comes to an end this New Year! If you’re in a relationship and giving your heart to someone who doesn’t have your back you will have the willpower to eliminate them without thinking twice. Cosmically you’re in a cycle of ’second chances’ and you'll have the chance to break the emotional binds of others that use you. The new Moon wants you to cut your losses and start thinking about what you can gain. Think ahead not backwards! Best Days: 7,8,16,17,26,27. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,12,13,18,19.

Leo: Finding the best 'professional fit' is important this New Year. Questions will arise of what you're doing for a living just to make sure you’re not wasting your time in a job that is not securing a better financial future. The new Moon reveals a level of desire that greatly benefits higher aspirations. Don’t be too intimated to look around and seek for a more ideal position. Regardless of what is going on around you have the courage to locate something better if you feel the need. Being comfortable in your employment matters this New Year. Best Days: 1,2,9,10,18,19,28,29. Most Stressful Days: 7,8,14,15,21,22.

Virgo: You’re free to move around and meet a fresh group of associates this New Year. Network online to expand the people you need to know. The Universe is preparing you to step a bit higher in your social circle and career affiliations. If you suffer from shyness now is the time to find ways of getting over it before you miss out on great chances to thrive with those who are striving for progressive career alliances. Great rewards come from those you who can introduce you to dynamic work opportunities. Best Days:  3,4,12,13,21,22,30,31. Most Stressful Days: 9,10,16,17,23,24. 

Libra: Don’t be afraid of reaching higher than your usual goals this New Year. You’ve learn a few critical lessons and you’re ready to test them out. You’ve learned not to be afraid of being yourself and you don’t have to feel guilty of not following the crowd. You’ve also discovered that respecting your inner voice brings enormous peace. Avoid listening to outside advice. You’re more on track with your purpose than you realize. Be one with your own thoughts. Best Days:  5,6,14,15,23,24. Most Stressful Days: 12,13,18,19,26,27.

Scorpio: Strive for mental clarity this New Year! Avoid getting caught up in the emotional dramas of family and friends. You need to put your brain power to good use. Separate yourself from anyone who traffics in frivolous conversations this new Moon and make it a habit of not engaging in gossip and insignificant communications. Your ‘spongy nature’ of being a water sign  warns that getting rid of negative residue takes a much longer time. It’s best to side step it altogether. Best Days: 7,8,16,17,26,27.  Most Stressful Days: 1,2,14,15,21,22,28,29.

Sagittarius: Money prospects perk up this New Year! All the financial delays you’ve been encountering slowly drift away. Starting with the new Moon information regarding a different job or a chance for additional part time work arrives. Don’t hesitate to be more aggressive in seeking alternative ways of increasing your income as the planets favor greater abundance. Just know that all financial obstacles are being removed and you’re able to take advantage and prosper. Best Days: 1,2,9,10,18,19,28,29. Most Stressful Days: 3,4,16,17,23,24,30,31.

Capricorn: A powerful sense of completion follows you this New Year. The ‘restructuring cycle’ you’ve just finished provides you the internal toughness to create a new direction if you have the mindset to do so. Independence comes easily this new Moon. Free yourself from old expectations and allow yourself to carve out a new future for your year. Align yourself with people who back your desire to follow your heart. If you discover that certain loved ones are not as understanding as they should be, some emotional distance might be necessary. Best Days:  3,4,12,13, 21,22,30,31. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,18,19,26, 27.

Aquarius: Big decisions are made this New Year. Overwhelming  choices can bombard you. Be diligent to block out quiet time to organize your thoughts. Preserving some personal space helps you see your way clear when situations seem to be enormous. And removing yourself from the energy of friends and family for certain periods is also a decision that must be made. Be prepared for criticism. People don’t like when their comfort zone is threatened. Remember you’re the one under going the pressure and you have to look out for you. Best Days: 5,6,14,15,23,24. Most Stressful Days: 1,2,7,8,21,22,28,29.

Pisces: Your big dreams have a chance of becoming bigger in the New Year. If you’ve been holding on to making a goal come true or waiting for the right moment to push forward on a dream the new Moon indicates that the moment has arrived. Go ahead and use your deep reservoir of will power to begin working on your project and don’t be afraid to include a few insightful people in on what you’re doing. The vibrations of cooperative continue to multiple around you and you’ll have all the assistance you require both internally and externally. Best Days: 7,8,16,17,26,27.  Most Stressful Days: 3,4,9,10,23,24,30,31.

Challenges of the Month:

Challenge of the Month: The card appearing in the 'challenging' position for the month of Jan., is an Amazon Goddess. This card reveals a woman dressed in war armor driving a 2 horse carriage while holding a shield and an ax. Amazon woman were considered fierce warriors, great huntresses, horse whispers and who were known to possess intensive psychic powers. These woman fought and defeated male soldiers. They were independent, brave and had their own codes of conduct. The chariot driver is strong willed and guides the chariot with authority.  In traditional Tarot this card is known as ‘The

Chariot’. This card in Tarot means that an important event can affect your direction this month, and that there will be unexpected problems to face but that you will be 

victorious. Whenever this card appears in a reading there is a strong suggestion to prepare for some sort of battle or get ready for a surprise challenge and if you’re alert and aware of what is happening…you will come out on top. On the 28th there is a full Moon in the sign of Leo. Full Moons always bring truth to untruthful matters and unknown information to the surface. Leo is the sign of being in charge and taking the lead. In the recent past if you’ve been feeling as though you’ve made decisions without having enough information or not knowing all the facts, you’ll now be ready to seek what you need in order to take better charge of your life. Pay close attention to your intuition this month. You will be challenged to use your psychic abilities and not be afraid of finding out the truth. Look below to see how the full Moon in Leo can influence you this month…

Aries: ‘Freedom by every means’ can be your mantra this month. The full Moon urges you to remove all blockages and obstacles that hinder your progress and personal happiness. Controlling your situation and not letting anyone influence you is critical as you begin the new year. Your love life might represent a major restraint in following your own path as partners and lovers try to manipulate your direction. See things for what they are.

 

Taurus: Home matters gain your attention. Rearranging the conditions where you live might be necessary this full Moon. If circumstances have proven to be uncomfortable or you’re living with someone who is unreasonably stressful, the full Moon incites you to take actions to remedy the problem. The vibrations of expansion embrace you and this is a chance to improve things. An honest conversation with a certain person might be required very soon.

 

Gemini: Your mind burst with great ideas. You’ll  be so ready to initiate new projects for the year that you won’t be able to control your enthusiasm. The full Moon strongly aligns with your spirit and increases your creativity. The full Moon in Leo only adds more validity to your plans to attract greater money into your daily situation. If you have an idea that won’t go away, be prepared to take a chance and plant new seeds for abundance. 

 Cancer: Monitor the things you do in your spare time for fun.  You might have talents that can result in financial wealth. If you’re good at a some activity and have taken it for granted the full Moon encourages you to reconsider it more carefully. Are you a great organizer, communicator,  people person, or have a lobby that love to do? You might be surprised that lobbies, habits and talents have been known to  bring in money or increase your earning power in a different way. Don’t ignore what you like to do, try to monetize it and create a new avenue of income. 

Leo: How is love going? At this point your romantic life can be either feast or famine…meaning that you either have no problem having a mate or that the right individual hasn’t caught your eye yet. There will an elevation in your personal situations this year and having an ideal person by your side is strengthening. The company you keep and the love relationships you maintain are important. The cosmic forces warn that holding on to unfulfilling partnerships will disappear whether you like it or not. Improvement in love is required.

Virgo: An enemy has been creeping around you quietly for weeks. This can be someone you’ve had problems with in the past and dismissed them as being unimportant. The full Moon uncovers their activities just in time to prevent problems early in the New Year. If your intuition has been focused on the actions of a certain person don’t ignore your inkling. Some people never forget a grudge until they've gotten their payback. Keep all eyes open. 

 

Libra: Reach out to friends.  If you’ve had a difficult social time and closed yourself off from interacting with others now is the time to undo your behavior. You are a well liked person and it’s not in your best interest to be a hermit. With so many positive planetary alignments headed in your direction you’re inspired to meet and socialize as it will encourage you to get back into the swing of things and pursue different opportunities. The full Moon highlights your social awareness.

Scorpio: You’re now quietly inspired to get more involved with your job or gather more staying power in your career. No matter what unexpected circumstances might presently be altering or deterring your progress keep your concentration and always remember your goals. The full Moon brings some additional planetary back up to aid you in furthering your plans. Just know in your heart that you will achieve what you’ve set in motion regardless of current happenings. Hold on to your confidence.

 

 Sagittarius: Lively conversations keep your hopes high! Make it a point to interact with enthusiastic people on a daily basis. An enormous force field of positive energy surrounds you and gaining the cooperation of high vibrational people makes a big of difference in helping to cope with the ups and downs of everyday matters. The full Moon urges you to reach out to those who are happily pursing their dreams and maintaining an upbeat attitude. Encouragement is contagious. 

 

Capricorn: You and your money are in cosmic alignment this full Moon. Working hard and finding ways of ‘growing’ your resources is a comfortable position for you. The status of your finances is serious and you’re not wasting any time or turning your attention away from the main goal of increasing your abundance. You’ll have opportunities to increase your money in surprising ways,  but much discipline is required. The magnetism of your personality opens doors to favorable situations. Use it!

 

Aquarius: Your love relationship is silently being observed by your ‘third eye’. You’ve come to a point where only loyal and  ‘do and die’ people should have any room in your life. You’ll soon know if the person holding  the current spot in your love life or the person you’re planning to be with is able to ‘walk’ the trails and tribulations of upcoming matters. Don’t fight your intuition in giving greater insight. You need to ‘see’ the real foundation of your love circumstances. The full Moon strengthens your psychic abilities. Use them in your best interest.

 

Pisces: Work issues come to light during the full Moon. Be prepared to rethink your employment situation or consider finding some other side employment situation. And of course with everything going on having a job is important, but if you’re not productive or feel stuck somewhere that’s causing you enormous unhappiness the planets are on your side to look for a change or even consider getting into a new line of work altogether. If you're fortunate and have a job beware of conflicts with coworkers. A bully can emerge out of the shadows and create chaos.

 

Actions To Take:

In the 3rd position of which 'Actions To Take,' is the card The Three of Flames/Loyalty. This card depicts 3 women gathered together holding candles in the darkness. The candles are brightly lit and give off a bright warm light as the women huddle together. Unity, togetherness and the joining of purpose is represented here. The number 3 represents communication and mental awareness. The element of flames represents energy and insight.  The card of the Three of Flames suggests that cooperation and  compromise

 

are critical at this time as it brings unity and greater empowerment. In traditional Tarot, this card is known as the 3 of Wands which is defined as group activities or situations that involve more than one person, the joining of intentions also enlightens difficult situations. On the 30th the planet Mercury goes retrograde. Mercury is the planet of the mind and ruler of communications. Whenever there is a ‘break’ in the flow of this planet vibrations conversations, mental understandings, clarity of thought, machinery and travel plans often go awry. And as a result you have an opportunity to rethink your conversations, rework your plans and able to better discern your future steps. This Mercury retrograde arrives in the sign of Aquarius, the sign of brotherhood and community. During this planetary transit you’re encouraged to connect those you want to have a better relationship or understanding with. Or you might have the desire to join an organization that are working to uplift your community. Look below to see how the Mercury retrograde might influence your month…

 Aries: If there is someone you need to communicate with make it a point of getting in touch with them. Circumstances are so strange and time is short that holding a grudge or not making the effort to clear the way to a better understanding can be a big mistake. The Mercury RX touches your mind and instills reason within your spirit. Once you’ve taken the first step you’ll soon realize that situations weren’t worth holding on to in the first place. Take the first step.

 

Taurus: The Mercury RX opens your mind to new career realities. Employment opportunities are surely not the same as normal and because of the constant changes you might have found yourself stumped in terms of what should be your next move or what work is more stable than others. Mind planet Mercury encourages you to survey what is being offered online even if you’re not ready to make a job change so that you’ll know what is available. Don’t shut yourself off to a different work opportunity. If something looks interesting, check it out!

Gemini: Stop caring about what other people think! Don’t hesitate to put distance between you and those who enjoy creating stress in your life. If you’ve tried over and over again with certain people to keep the peace and not create bumps your relationships the Mercury RX urges you to rethink your actions and begin putting an end to the mental madness. You'll have opportune moments to speak your mind and cause a few choice folks to reconsider their behavior towards you.

 

 Cancer: More discipline is required with your finances. If your circumstances have been uncertain or up in the air and you’ve not been able to get a grip on monetary matters, the Mercury RX inspires you to focus and get organized. Nothing lasts forever and your credit rating is important. Maintaining it works creates stability in your future. Mindfully handling your money… whether it is a little or a lot responsibly guarantees better opportunities for work or starting a business to happen when situations arise… you will be ready!

 

Leo: Surprisingly old friends resurface this Mercury RX. People you’ve had both good times and bad time cross your path mainly because there is some unfinished business with them. A few ex’s can pop up and bring back old memories as well. Be careful not to be drawn into relationships that are built on the past without much hope for growth in the future. Some times just an acknowledgement of what someone meant to you can be sufficient. View your past for what it was and prepare to move forward.

 Virgo: An overload on your nervous system and not having much rest has to end. If you’re surrounded by ungrateful people or find yourself in a thankless relationships you'll uncover ways of balancing out the negative energy. Leaving certain toxic individuals alone and establishing down time should be something you do more often. The Mercury RX helps you do what is required.  You won't care what others are feeling about your actions at the moment. The truth is, the more you help certain people, the more help they will need. Strive to help yourself find sanity.

 

 Libra: Your love life can take a totally different direction. The Mercury RX causes you to question your current romantic attraction and prompt  you to be more picky and judgmental. The desire to free yourself from present love partners might create problems. Being alone or not having the constant contact of a certain person appeals to your need for independence. If you’re not at this time in a love situation, you’ll be more willing to give a certain person a try at becoming closer just to see if it feels right to you.

 

 Scorpio:  A shake up in your personal relationships can occur soon. The Mercury RX reveals hidden activities going on under your nose that involves a family member or a loved one. Once you uncover the truth you will be compelled to take action and relieve matters that may have created a sense of tension for the longest while. Quickly you’ll know why you’ve been feeling a bit paranoid about certain situations. You’ll be empowered to know that you’ve been right.

 Sagittarius: Choose your words carefully. If you’ve been holding back and not revealing your thoughts beware that real problems can surface this Mercury RX. The need for honesty causes you to speak your mind so you should be prepared to face the reaction. Revealing your feelings might bring  relief to you but the person on the receiving end can experience emotional stress. If you must speak truthfully make sure the person is mature enough to hear it or an unexpected a source of underhandedness will come your way in the new year.

Capricorn: Feel no guilt when removing energy draining people out of your life. The Mercury RX helps to pin point those who have been in your corner and those who are only pretending to be. It is no secret that you have a strong sense of loyalty and may find it hard to cut off people you’ve had history with. But just because you’ve spent time with certain folks doesn’t mean that it has been used wisely. Use your head and not your heart when choosing who to share time with. 

Aquarius: There is power in stillness. Being left alone appeals to you during the Mercury RX. Not having to listen to the problems or issues of others cause you to seek activities away from your usual group of friends. You now have a chance to plot a plan of action for the new year and don’t need the interference of others. Just let significant others know that you’re taking a spiritual moment during the RX and embrace all the information that surfaces for you!

 

Pisces: Letting the past go and unloading old grudges are important to your peace of mind. The Mercury RX aids you in dissolving negative encounters with others that you haven’t been able to forgive. Holding on to previous hurts and insults do more damage to your spirit than the person who initiated them. It is not necessary to forget what has happened to you, but it is critical in clearing your energy field to let go of the deep hurts and let God restore your internal peace.

Monthly Planetary Moves:

January 6: Mars enters Taurus.

January 8: Mercury enters Aquarius.

January 8: Venus enters Capricorn.

January 13: New Moon in Capricorn.

January 14: Uranus goes direct.

January 19: Sun enters Aquarius.

January 28: Full Moon in Leo.

January 30: Mercury RX in sign of Aquarius.