January

2018
Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
The Stars, Above & Within

As long as the human race has walked the earth, we have looked above at the night sky and tried to explain the patterns we have found in the enigmatic night sky. Astrology is how we interpret the stars and their placement, and thus their impact on us.

At Enigma Life, I want you to be able to find all the ways to bring the power of the zodiac into your life.

Sun Signs, Moon Signs & Rising Signs

Most people only know the sign they were born under, and don’t realize that there are two more signs that help make up who they are. The actual name for the commonly known sign is actually the “Sun Sign”. The other two signs are your Moon Sign and your Rising Sign

Sun Sign The most easily identifiable of the three signs, the Sun sign is determined by your birthday. This particular aspect is the sign of your central, or core personality. They also describe, in very general terms, your essential qualities.

→ Table of the signs -- each links to a dedicated sign info page.

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Moon Sign The Moon Sign is the sign of one’s inner self. Associated closely with how you feelings and emotions, many people would identify more closely with their their moon sign than their sun sign.

→ Discovering your Moon Sign.

Rising Sign Describes your temperament, how you look on things in your the aspect of ourselves that we present to most people. Some would say the mask, but this particular mask is actually very connected to who you are.

→ Discovering your Rising Sign

Aries Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

When Uranus goes direct on January 2, your inner rebel wakes up, stretches, and looks around as if to say, “Hmmm. What have I missed?!” You could get into some serious mischief right now, but potential consequences hold you back from doing too much damage.

Venus enters eccentric Aquarius on the seventeenth, and your love life takes an interesting turn. You’re a rule breaker, and you aren’t interested in anything of the conventional sort. Anyone who wants you to conform to their idea of right and wrong is in for some serious disappointment.

The sun follows Venus into Aquarius on January 19, adding more oddness to your daily journey. Break out of your comfort zone and say yes to all new experiences that come your way.

Mars ventures out of Scorpio’s dark shadow on the twenty-sixth. When it lands in exploratory Sagittarius, you give in to your impulsive side. Spontaneous moments lead to some seriously good memories.

A special full Leo moon brings the month to a profound close on January 31, because it’s also a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. Go ahead and make plans, but don’t be surprised when you get sidetracked and end up going in the opposite direction than you initially intended.

Taurus Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

Your family and other loved ones are very dear to you during the Cancer full moon (and supermoon) on January 1, and you do what’s necessary to protect them and your close personal relationships. Domestic happiness and security are your top priority, and you have no hesitation about setting aside other projects to focus on them full time.

Communicative Mercury glides into practical Capricorn on the eleventh, making your interactions extremely precise. You arrive when and where you say you will, and you don’t appreciate anyone wasting your time (even if they have a good excuse).

The Aquarius sun on January 19 gives you the go-ahead to make some outside the norm moves, and it feels kind of good to let your freak flag fly. You’re normally so buttoned up that no one will expect you to do something completely out of left field. The element of surprise works in your favor.

Mercury merges with secretive Pluto on the twenty-fourth, so you have almost an obsessive need to find out the truth. You’ll go to great lengths to make sure someone isn’t lying to you, but playing detective has its own share of headaches. Make sure you really want to know the info before you uncover it, because the truth can sting.

Gemini Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

The steady Capricorn sun meets up with romantic Venus and then secretive Pluto on January 9, creating an intensely transformational trio. You have a lot to work with when these energies join forces, including the determination to stick with a relationship that has been fading lately. Everything might not work out exactly the way you’d like, but no one can say you didn’t try.

A Venus-Uranus square on the thirteenth brings out some impromptu urges, and yes, it would be nice if we could act on our impulses whenever we wanted to. Don’t forget about the Goat’s sensible influence, however, which reminds you to be a responsible and practical citizen.

You finally get permission to veer off the beaten path as the sun enters altruistic Aquarius on January 19, and helping your fellow humans is high on your to-do list. Put this deeply charitable vibe to great use once you can set aside your own needs and focus on giving to others.

When the Aquarius sun trines the moon in your sign on the twenty-seventh, all forms of communication are a go. You sure do love your social media presence, but what would happen if you traded in your plethora of posts for a regular face-to-face meetup?! There’s every reason to find out.

Cancer Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

Forward-thinking Uranus goes direct on January 2, changing the energy ever so slightly from rule follower to nonconformist. Let’s be honest, though. You’re probably never going to be a hardcore dissident, right? But you might branch out in your own way by doing something completely unusual - for you. And that’s pretty cool!

Talkative Mercury settles into Capricorn on the eleventh, which makes your communications buttoned up and quite serious. It isn’t that you don’t have a sense of humor, but you don’t see the point in making jokes when there are actual critical discussions to have and crucial decisions to make.

Mercury merges with mysterious Pluto on January 24, at which point you could decide to whisper your true intentions (or keep them secret altogether). The less people know about your private plans the better, and telling even one unsuspecting soul (including your trusted BFF) could compromise the mission.

There’s a very interesting Leo full moon (and blue moon) on the thirty-first that gets in the way of accomplishing a goal. Distractions are everywhere, so it isn’t a surprise that you haven’t finished everything on your plate. It’s also understandable. You may have a valid excuse, but you probably won’t need to use it.

Leo Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

A Capricorn Venus-Pluto-Sun trio can help you switch gears from negative to positive on January 9, especially if you’re willing to keep an open mind. This combination exudes everything from warm loving feelings to strong personal power and beyond, so being able to stay flexible and go with whatever the moment provides is imperative to staying productive.

The great communicator Mercury is also in strict Capricorn as it merges with constrictive Saturn on the twelfth, so things get real serious real fast. Following the rules might not be the most fun, but coloring outside the lines (willfully) has its own set of unpleasant consequences. Mercury then merges with murky Pluto on January 24, when it could be amusing to hide in the shadows and see what people say about you when they think you aren’t around. Playing games on your own can be fun, but eventually, you’ll need to let someone else in on the rules.

The friendly Aquarius sun trines the airy Gemini moon on the twenty-seventh, creating a balancing effect. You can finally have some relaxed “ah” moments, when it’s nice to sit back and watch everything start to come together.

Virgo Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

Are you feeling a twinge of naughtiness on January 2? Must be the influence of Uranus going direct, which gives off an air of going against the rules and bucking the system. Good luck is on your side, but don’t push it!

A new moon in businesslike Capricorn on the sixteenth means setting new goals, and the higher the better, because the Goat gives you a very serious dose of ambition.

Love guru Venus enters quirky Aquarius on January 17, and while you don’t feel totally comfortable with this placement, it’s a good time to experiment with the less conventional aspects of romance. You never go too far into the deep end, but dipping your toes in it every so often feels delightfully refreshing.

When conversational Mercury merges with deep, dark Pluto on January 24, communication takes on a secretive tone. You tend to dissect every message you receive while holding your own cards very close to the chest. If someone wants to know any of your deep, dark secrets, they’ll have to prove themselves worthy of them, and then some.

When the inventive Aquarius sun trines the witty Gemini moon on the twenty-seventh, you’re quick with a smart comeback or creative solution. Everything’s flowing together perfectly and life is good.

Libra Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

It isn’t every day that you feel like a powerful force, but when influential Mars joins forces with Jupiter in intense Scorpio on January 6, you feel invincible. There may be times when you’ll have to hold back so you don’t overshadow the subtleties of the moment, but you could get used to receiving the respect that this transit provides.

Communications take on a very serious tone when Mercury moves into the Goat’s practical realm on the eleventh, and you do everything a bit more slowly and precisely. You aren’t in a rush, because you’d much rather see a venture through to completion and make sure it’s 100 percent accurate than rush and turn in an inferior project. You can get overwhelmed easily, so take as many breaks and big breaths as you need. Hitting a yoga class after a long and stressful workday wouldn’t be a bad idea!

The altruistic Aquarius sun joins forces with the airy Gemini moon on January 27, and the results can be very special. If you’re in the right place at the right time to be of service to someone else, the rewards far outweigh the challenges. Going above and beyond isn’t expected, but it’s so very appreciated.

Scorpio Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

You long for a solid home base when the full moon and supermoon lands in Cancer’s domestic domicile on January 1. You can be a bit of a loner, but right now having a cozy dinner with the people you love gathered around the table for good food and conversation is your ultimate happy place.

Mars is in your sign and attached to lucky Jupiter on the sixth, when you become a real champion. Like seriously. Good luck to anyone who tries to cross you or compete with you right about now. It’s like you’ve won the race before you even got to the starting line.

A new moon on January 16 represents the quest for different tactics, especially when it comes to recognition and approval. The question to ask yourself now is, “Am I doing this because I want to or am I trying to please someone else?” There’s no wrong answer, but it’s important for you to know the difference.

Mars leaves your shadow on the twenty-sixth for the company of impulsive Sagittarius, and your patience basically flies out the window. You might not be as careful of a planner, but there’s a lot to be said about enjoying spontaneous moments. Let loose for once!

Sagittarius Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

The transformational effects of the Venus-Pluto-sun connection on January 9 can be epic. Personal relationships benefit from your undivided attention. Showing someone else that you have the intensity to go the distance makes them dig in their heels as well. You may not know exactly where your final destination will be, but you know you’re headed in the right direction.

A new moon (in focused Capricorn) on the sixteenth means new accomplishments to look forward to, but be sure to finish one book before starting another. It’s tempting to get caught up in simultaneous storylines, but it’s more satisfying just to focus on one.

Powerful Mars leaves home-base Scorpio for the more adventurous energy of your own sign on January 26, shifting your attention from the shadows to the sunlight. Your mood is suddenly lifted, and you have renewed optimism going forward.

The emotional moon has a big effect on you on the thirty-first as it shines full and bright in Leo’s unique presence. This blue moon, full moon, and eclipse combo packs a heck of a punch, and you may have a lot of difficulty expressing how you’re feeling. Just tell your friends you’re in a weird mood and leave it at that.

Capricorn Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

You aren’t entirely comfortable during the kind, compassionate Cancer full moon (and supermoon) on January 1, but absorbing some of that warmth can help you be a little more compassionate and understanding when the occasion calls for it. You aren’t ever going to be the warm, fuzzy type, but you aren’t made of stone either.

When Mercury tours your sign beginning on the eleventh, your communications get even more accurate (if that’s possible). You’re on top of every little typo, and you may rerecord voicemails more than once before hitting “send.” Whatever it is you’re doing, you’re committed to doing it as many times as it takes to get it right.

Financial matters could go slightly sideways when money manager Venus enters unconventional Aquarius on January 17, but keeping things fluid is key. Cling to long-term goals when you do any kind of financial tweaking, and don’t do anything that can’t be undone if you change your mind about it later.

Powerful Mars moves from focused Scorpio to sometimes scattered Sagittarius on the twenty-sixth, leaving you struggling to find your footing. While you prefer to concentrate on one thing at a time, you are an expert multitasker, so you should have everything under control in no time.

Aquarius Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

You know how you like to do things in an unconventional way? You get a big go-ahead when Uranus, your forward-thinking ruler, goes direct on January 2. Whatever urges have been suppressed these last few months of its retrograde are set free, and you are completely uninhibited in your quirkiness.

The sun trips into your sign on the nineteenth, lightening up the general mood and paving the way for some major forward progress. You aren’t tied down to the laws and conventions that seem to hold most people back. Instead, you shrug off other people’s rules and make your own. Being a trailblazer isn’t without consequences, but the pros far outweigh the cons.

The sun (still in your sign) trines the airy Gemini moon on January 27, favoring networking of all types. It doesn’t matter how you stay in touch with people if you maintain your complicated, intricate tangle of friends and colleagues.

When the moon appears so much brighter, as it does on January 31, it stands to reason that you would see things more clearly. This Leo full moon and blue moon coinciding with a total lunar eclipse with the sun in your sign is tailor-made for you and your quirkiness, and you’re able to accomplish a lot through your charitable efforts.

Pisces Monthly Overview for January 01, 2018
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

The watery Cancer full moon (and supermoon) of January 1 links you to high emotions and puts you in the comfortable position of leading with your heart. You identify with the Crab’s need to be safe and secure, and you seek these feelings out with great urgency (and, thankfully, success).

Short-term relationship challenges are highlighted during the trying Venus-Uranus square on the thirteenth, and the main thing to remember is that just because someone doesn’t want to spend 24/7 with you doesn’t mean they don’t love you. A little less cling and a little more freedom can lead to some great insight into bettering the relationship (both romantic and platonic).

When loving Venus enters Aquarius on January 17, your love life gets unconventional. You usually take the traditional route, but you aren’t above doing some experimenting when you feel comfortable. Letting down your inhibitions with the right person can be pretty entertaining!

Mercury guides your communications, and as it conjoins secretive Pluto on the twenty-fourth, you prefer not to announce your plans. People will find out soon enough what you have up your sleeve, so there’s no need for any big announcements. You’re perfectly content being the quiet one in the corner. That way no one will suspect the greatness you’re capable of.