The mood for New Year's Eve celebrations is voltaic, with an electric Mars (in Aquarius) throwing sparks in the air with a sextile to Aqua's ruler Uranus (in Aries). It's traditional to wear shimmery metallic on New Year's Eve -- see a gallery of Aquarius fashion -- and this syncs with tonight's currents.
The party scene is charged with a sense that something extraordinary could happen. Meeting unusual or somehow compelling people, strange turns of events, spontaneous changes in plans -- all are possible when "anything is possible." There's a prompt to act in freer and more authentic ways, perhaps showing a side usually kept under wraps.
All this excitement happens under a lively Leo Moon, for vibes of playfulness, funny flirting and genuine warmth. The Moon meets early (4:52 pm EST) with Venus (Sagittarius), and that's the launch for a time of being void-of-course. We ring in the New Year, with a v/c Moon, a time of unreality that suits this transition into the new Gregorian calendar year. It's a time to reflect and for some, drift out of the old and into the new.
Maybe it was all the focus on this year's solstice, but I felt the solar New Year more strongly than ever at that time. Like my birthday, which is July 4th, I tend to stay cozy at home on this night. The buzz of the charged air makes me want to find ways to ground it, which is a preoccupation for Capricorn month. And the excitement in the air, and eagerness to embrace a New Year, adds power to this sacred season of emergence. I wish you all a Happy New Year!
See also January Forecast for an overview...riding the shock waves of the new, thinking outside the box, finding practical understanding and application for "out there" ideas or plans.Getty Images