The New Year begins with a Supermoon on New Year's Day. Full Moon in Cancer is helpful for nurturing warmth and hospitality. The New Moon on the 16th in late Capricorn suggests a focus for the New Year on effectiveness in business and work you may be contemplating. Make a list of what you wish to accomplish in the months to come. A second Full Moon on the last day of the month brings a Lunar Eclipse in Leo. Some romances may see a conclusion or it may be that efforts on behalf of loved ones need to change in some way. Gamblers beware.

Three planets besides the Sun change signs. Aquarius, the shortest month, begins on the 19th, so we move from Capricorn conservative to inventive in atmosphere. Mercury starts in Sagittarius, changing to Capricorn on the 11th. Communications and travel go from expanded practical. It shifts to quirky Aquarius on the 31st. Venus begins the month in Capricorn, moves into Aquarius on the 17th. Choices and decisions go from the practical to the experimental. Mars goes from Scorpio to Sagittarius on the 26th. Actions and activities change from deep and thorough to expanded even perhaps blown out of proportion.

After the 2nd when Uranus goes direct, there are no retrograde planets. Life may develop some speed and matters that have been delayed or postponed may be resolved or concluded. With Saturn now in Capricorn, pressure on the educational system as well as welfare may ease up and religion, politics and business will come in for emphasis on structure and responsibility, not to mention eliminate unnecessary waste and excess of all kinds. It is always interesting to see what occurs when significant planets change signs.

Although there seem to be relatively few either severe or beneficial aspects, this month does hold a number of opportunity sextiles. There is a cluster of them on the 8th, when good fortune must be seized rather than taken as a given. The 9th has a cluster of conjunctions early in the day that will have an influence on the 8th as well. These represent chances for important transformation. Taken together these are two of the most significant days in the month, the other two being the 6th and the 13th, which are not quite as powerful.

Individual days to be aware are the 2nd, with Uranus going stationary direct, the 6th with a Mercury/Uranus trine for powerful thinking and communications and Mars/Jupiter conjunct, a potential for significant destruction and/or good. The 13th holds a combination of Mercury/Saturn conjunct and Venus/Uranus square. Chickens could come home to roost. On the 14th a Sun/Uranus square might signal disruption, the 24th mercury/Pluto conjunction intensifies communication. The 27th and 28th a Mercury/Uranus square could produce disruptive or original communications. The 31st Lunar Eclipse might impact romance and children




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

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Mon 1st New Years Day - Full Cancer Moon invites us to be hospitable and caring
Tue 2nd

Motherly Cancer Moon suggests expressing love to loved ones. Uranus turns direct and might impact the news

Wed 3rd

Romantic Leo Moon warms hearts and unites lovers

Thur 4th

Dramatic Leo Moon suggests stories to be told

Fri 5th

Diligent Virgo Moon helps us tidy up for the weekend

Sat 6th

Organized Virgo Moon gets chores accomplished easily. Mercury trine Neptune says go to the movies for fun. Mars conjunct Jupiter suggests learning by doing or potential for beneficial activity or explosive action

Sun 7th Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Church Christmas Day - Beauty loving Libra Moon invites us to practice our art today
Mon 8th

Justice loving Libra Moon addresses conflicts, promotes change for equality. Tomorrow's aspects also apply

Tue 9th

Artistic Libra Moon begins he day, take advantage of this energy to produce art. 3:30 PM Scorpio Moon indicates more intensity for projects

Wed 10th

Efficient Scorpio Moon suggests planning for problem resolution

Thur 11th

Intense Scorpio Moon helps us dig into what needs doing. Mercury into Capricorn promotes practical thinking.

Fri 12th

Jovial Sagittarius Moon suggests fun to be had, jokes to share

Sat 13th

Generous Sagittarius Moon finds ways to give. Mercury/Saturn conjunction implies serious thinking. Venus/Uranus square may suggest ways to make helpful changes; do not burn bridges you might need later

Sun 14th

Worshipful Sagittarius Moon inclines us to prayers and meditation; later 3 PM Diligent Capricorn Moon suggests focus on tasks. Sun/Uranus square may assist in unique solutions or discoveries

Mon 15th Ambitious Capricorn Moon might invite us o take on too much work
Tue 16th

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is Observed  - Efficient Capricorn New Moon helps resolve obstacles to accomplishment.

Wed 17th

Friendly Aquarius Moon suggests going out to lunch with a buddy. Venus into Aquarius makes for more unusual choices

Thur 18th

Inventive Aquarius Moon says think outside the box today.

Fri 19th

Clever Aquarius Moon says discover new ways to do things, after 3:30 PM Compassionate Pisces Moon suggests being kind to the unfortunate

Sat 20th

Intuitive Pisces Moon in Pisces helps to tune in to be of service where needed

Sun 21st

Spiritual Pisces Moon makes for a good day for meditation

Mon 22nd

Enterprising Aries Moon helps get the week off to a good start

Tue 23rd

Energetic Aries Moon suggests lots can be accomplished

Wed 24th

Steady Taurus Moon helps continue the good work. Mercury/Pluto Conjunction suggests digging for ultimate solutions. Talk things over.

Thur 25th

Artistic Taurus Moon helps spruce up appearances.

Fri 26th

Reliable Taurus Moon says finish up for1 PM Flighty Gemini Moon. Mars into Sagittarius makes or well meaning actions and activities.

Sat 27th

Sociable Gemini Moon makes for a fun day, getting errands done too. Mercury/Uranus square says take care what you say, where you go

Sun 28th

Chatty Gemini Moon says get in touch and visit. There's a potential for inventive thinking. Warm 2 PM Cancer Moon suggests visiting, hosting family

Mon 29th

Sweet Cancer moon helps with caring behavior

Tue 30th

Loving Cancer Moon says greet all with kindness; 2 PM Playful Leo Moon helps us cheer up friends

Wed 31st

Intense Full Leo Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse makes for an unusual day. Mercury into Aquarius says think outside the box and enjoy!

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 20th 2021 @ 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

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 15th 2018)

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 20th 2021

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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