This Is the Perfect Week to Set Intentions (and P.S.: Aim High)
The first full week of January (and of 2019) is the perfect time to make plans to turn your dreams into reality. And, good news: Astrologer Jennifer Racioppi says that cosmic conditions favor the bold right now—big time.
Monday, January 7
The week begins with Venus, the planet of love and beauty, leaving Scorpio at 6:17 a.m. Eastern as she enters into the adventurous and expansive sign of Sagittarius. Traveling in Sagittarius until February 3, Venus asks you to take a bold approach when it comes to conjuring your desires.
Traveling in Sagittarius until February 3, Venus asks you to take a bold approach when it comes to conjuring your desires.
With the recent solar eclipse on Saturday night, and the new year just getting started, use this first Monday of the new year to solidify your 2019 intentions. After all, the moon, now in its waxing crescent phase, provides the perfect conditions for calling your desires in. Bravely commit to action aligned with your dreams.
Tuesday, January 8
Mars, the planet of action, makes a hard (and harsh) connection to Mercury, the planet of communication. Meaning: You want to start the day with a resilient mindset. Spend time in the morning planning your day, and set an intention for what you wish you to accomplish. With your new year goals and intentions so fresh, now’s the time to pay attention to how you use your time. Are you spending it on what really matters to you? Or are other people’s agendas interrupting yours? Unexpected email, phone calls, text messages, and social media posts might present with urgency. Before you abandon your priorities to cater someone else’s, make sure they align. Keeping a determined and focused mindset helps you say no when needed.
Wednesday, January 9
The waxing crescent moon moves out of Aquarius today, entering into Pisces at 2:43 p.m. Eastern. A Pisces moon invites you to connect to your feelings, intuition, and dreams—offering much-needed chill vibes. Carve out time for an evening meditation practice, slow flow yoga class, or a swim at a community pool.
A Pisces moon invites you to connect to your feelings, intuition, and dreams—offering much-needed chill vibes.
Doing so will help you to feel aligned with the cosmos. Given that this will be the first time the moon enters into the sign of the fish in 2019, especially with the hustle of the holiday season now settling down, take a moment to relax. Bonus points: Get to bed early and allow yourself to integrate all the changes afoot via sleeping.
Thursday, January 10
The moon meets up with mystical Neptune in Pisces today, meaning yesterday’s intuitive waxing crescent lunar vibes intensify today. Whether you have a sitting meditation practice or not, allow today to feel meditative. Keep a mindful, present focus. When it comes to fitness, patiently move your body. Connect with your breath and keep your attention on lengthening your exhale. Participate in your discovery of your intuitive voice.
Friday, January 11
Early in the morning the sun meets up with powerhouse Pluto—at precisely 6:38 a.m. Eastern. This combination of the sun and Pluto in Capricorn, a heavy-hitting transit indeed, commands introspection. Check your ego.
Your next growth spurt depends on understanding where (and how) you hold yourself back. Confront yourself. Be brave.
With eclipse season in full roar—yes, the next full moon (on January 21) is both a supermoon and a total eclipse—embrace your evolution. The moon continues to travel through Pisces today, provoking your intuitive voice even more. There’s a divine plan at play, so trust it. Your next growth spurt depends on understanding where (and how) you hold yourself back. Confront yourself. Be brave.
Saturday, January 12
The waxing moon makes its way in to get-it-started Aries, the same sign Mars currently travels in. Yes. This fiery emphasis instigates action. Yesterday’s intensity becomes fodder for today’s workout. Meanwhile, the intense focus in Capricorn pushes you to want to be your best. So, utilize this cosmic emphasis. Focus on strengthening your core, literally and metaphorically. Doing so helps you to build confidence. Take the time you need today to nourish and nurture yourself.
Sunday, January 13
Today might ask you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Neptune in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sag, while Mercury conjoins Saturn. To put it in English, this is not a Sunday Funday. Instead, today asks you to tend to your most important priorities. Embrace sobriety, recommit to your intentions for health and wellness, and hold a firm “no” for what doesn’t align for you.
This is not a Sunday Funday. Instead, today asks you to tend to your most important priorities.
On the topic of sobriety, if exploring teetotaling is a part of your new year intentions, please check out The Numinous founder Ruby Warrington’s new book, Sober Curious. Regardless of where you stand on the topic of alcohol, commit to your highest good. Review your new moon intention and rewrite it. Say positive affirmations to yourself in the mirror. You’ve got this!
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
Want to catch up on Racioppi's advice? Here are her insights from last week.
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