Why The Energy This January Will Be Super Powerful

mbg Senior Sustainability Editor By Emma Loewe
mbg Senior Sustainability Editor
Emma Loewe is the Sustainability Editor at mindbodygreen and the author of "The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care."
Why The Energy This January Will Be Super Powerful

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New Year's Day always feels like a clean slate, and this year the earth, stars, and sky will align to make it extra special. That's because the night of January 1 will bring with it a full moon. And not just any full moon, a supermoon. AND not just any supermoon but the first of two unique lunations that will make their way to us in early 2018. Let's break it down:

Why will January 2018 be such a powerful month for introspection?

Supermoons, like the one coming for us on January 1, are occasions when the moon shines closer to the earth's rotation, making it appear larger in the night sky. The lunar-inclined liken the full moon to the crest of a moon cycle, the moment when everything comes to the surface to be analyzed, considered, and released. Supermoons are thought to amplify this reflective full moon energy, which is already pretty powerful to begin with.

This January is unique in that it is bookmarked by two supermoons, the second arriving on January 31. This second full moon of the month—also called a blue moon—is also a lunar eclipse and according to NASA, it's "extra special." Go figure. This total eclipse, which will occur when the sun enters the path of the bright supermoon, will be visible from western North America, the Pacific, and Eastern Asia. Blue moons happen only every 2.5 years or so (hence the phrase "once in a blue moon"), making the month of January an extremely potent time, astrologically speaking.

Plus, 2018 starts on a Monday, the first day of the week. While this isn't a particularly rare happening, it only affirms this idea that this January is a powerful time for forging a new path.

All of this to say, we should all be carefully considering our 2018 intentions, since the energy around us might just help bring them to life. So, in the days leading up to January 1, take a moment to reflect. Light a candle, grab a journal, and think back to the year that's passed. Consider everything you'd like to carry forward into the new year and everything you'd rather leave behind come the full moon. Here are some questions to help you along, or try out this reflection ritual for size.

As the AstroTwins pointed out in this week's horoscope, 2018 is a "2 Year" in numerology (2+0+1+8=11, 1+1=2), meaning that it could bring with it a semblance of balance, peace, and patience after a tumultuous 2017 for many. Here's to that.

Stay tuned for the AstroTwins' yearly 2018 horoscope, which will start to roll out tomorrow! Until then, reflect on 2017 and see how its astrological energy manifested in your life.

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