The first full moon of the year is on January 1, 2018, 8:24 p.m. CST. at 11° Cancer. The full moon in this sign is great for enjoying things having to do with home and family. This full moon is trine to Neptune so excellent for taking time for meditation, reflection, guided imagery and paying attention to your dreams.
Uranus is station direct on January 2 at 24° Aries with a week on either side of this date for the effect. One positive phrase for this is "creative insights." Keep a pen and paper handy to right down all your ideas no matter how far out they seem. If not written down, they may be ephemeral, easily lost among the multitude of thoughts racing through your mind at this time.
The phrase that embodies the challenge of Uranus is "sudden, unexpected change of plan." Remember that humans are generally good problem solvers. Take a deep breath, be flexible and find the "creative insight" to make things better.
What about New Year's resolutions you ask? Resolve to be happy! Here is a reprint of an article I wrote for The Monthly Aspectarian back in 1998 which describes some perils, pitfalls and opportunities for success with your resolutions:
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.