“Mudras” photograph by Lyn Dalebout
As we continue to enter the brand new, exploratory energies of this exciting New Year, please note the themes emerging astrologically in the early weeks of this newly hatched Field will be the core themes of the coming year. I have already spoken about the EXPLORATORY and OUT OF THE BLUE surprising times we are entering. Our Earth and accelerated planetary awakening will demand ‘all hands on deck’, to coin a much used phrase. This phrase implies a ship might be going down and in need of the active participation of all those aboard that ship. In this case, the ship is Planet Earth, and all of us alive at this time have a major role to play to keep humanity afloat in such intense transformations. No more bystanders! The definition of HANDS-ON is “involving or offering active participation rather than theory”. This year will surely pressure each of us to act from greater inner certainty with heartfelt conviction about the causes and concerns we care about. You will discover profound support along the way if you will trust in yourself and further activate and be motivated by your own true nature.
Four tight-knit aspects dominate the planetary dance this week. The Sun/Vesta conjunction continues to support the ability to be extremely focused and determined in some area of your life. Mercury and Venus continue to move in synchronized tandem this week, uniting our minds and hearts toward the same goal. The combative and creative square between Mars and Saturn, exact on Wednesday January 14, can manifest as teeth-clenching frustration, breakthrough negotiations in long-standing conflicts, or gyms filled to the brim with those determined to achieve greater fitness. And lastly, of great astrological import, is the rare square of Pluto to the Lunar Nodes. Read all about it below on Thursday January 15.
Please note: I use the true sidereal astronomical alignments in my predictions. You can read about this kind of astrology at this link: https://www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astological-readings/
Mon Jan 12
With this morning’s conjunction of the Virgo Moon with the North Node, expect to be productive and committed this morning. You might feel this alignment forcefully nudging you in the direction of what it is you really want 2015 to be about in terms of creative explorations. Take a solid step in that direction today. With Virgo’s influence, better health might be on the front-burner of what you are cooking up this year. Virgo is also about being in service to others, and with today’s opposition to Uranus, you might be called upon unexpectedly to help someone in need of your unique brand of services.
Tue Jan 13
Like yesterday, this morning can manifest as a blast of hard-work and determination as you leap out of bed. It’s the Last Quarter square of Moon to Sun in this Lunar cycle, which marks a turning point, completing the old while preparing for to the next New Moon, happening a week from now. Illuminating Sun and focused Vesta are still in a very tight conjunction, so you will feel even more dedicated in dealing with your current responsibilities. I’m not saying that’s at all easy as the square aspect can feel like massive inner or outer tension. Amplifying all this is the volatile Mars/Saturn square, building today, about to explode in an exact clash tomorrow. Both warfare and activism are associated with this alignment. Thankfully as the day progresses the Moon moves into peace-making Libra and forms a helpful trine to Mars in Aquarius. This bodes well for a enthusiastic coaching sessions between friends, partners, co-workers. And it’s the last day our vibrant Sun is in true sidereal Sagittarius, a fire sign. Move your body today in playful, athletic motion so that frustrations that need to shift can shift, avoiding a possible future explosion.
Wed Jan 14
I will repeat what I wrote in this week’s overview. Today marks the exact square of Mars and Saturn which can manifest as teeth-clenching frustration, breakthrough negotiations in long-standing conflicts, or gyms filled to the brim with those determined to achieve greater fitness. Saturn is currently in sidereal Scorpio for another couple of years, which will continue to bring about further transformation in our financial lives, conversations about choices surrounding the sacred portals of birth and death, and in general, will deepen people’s desires to release all that does not support the heart’s true desires. The trigger of Mars to Saturn today might bring a deep question out of the dark and place it directly in front of you. With today’s tight conjunction of Mercury ~ what you think ~ and Venus ~ what you feel ~ in exact opposition to Juno ~ core relationships, today is a day to celebrate your relationships in a special way, or be willing to confront lingering doubts, which might force a decision.
Thu Jan 15
Today marks a profound turning point for our entire creation as slow-moving Pluto ~ ruler of death, resurrection, rebirth ~ makes a rare square to the Lunar Nodes, which represent leaving behind the past and heading toward a beckoning future. Pluto’s greatest teaching is this: change is the one constant in our Universe we can bet upon. If you want to stay healthy, stay vibrant, live a life of ever-renewing possibility, you must not be afraid to change. Remember too that what you set in motion today with your intentions, will take years to come to fruition. Patience will be required. But it is key you set intentions, for yourself and for our beloved Earth. Adding to the mix of this dynamic day, willful Mars, in friendship, community-minded Aquarius, is in an upbeat sextile to nurturing Ceres, in visionary Sagittarius. This aspect assures us we can create a healthier future arising out of the problems and tensions of the times, and encourages us to discover how our most personal choices will create the change we would wish to see in the world. I am blessed to live in America where I have the gift of great freedom and free-will, more than the majority of our humanity. With this gift comes greater responsibility, which I take seriously. I have personally returned to eating more vegan, having just watched the excellent movie called “Cowspiracy ~ http://www.cowspiracy.com/ ~ and currently reading Will Tuttle’s “World Peace Diet ~ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony”. Also today, our Sun has now entered true sidereal Capricorn for the coming month. This will amp up your energy and ambition to get all kinds of planning and organizing done in the next four weeks.
Fri Jan 16
A severe or serious mood might greet you upon awakening this morning as the emotional Moon aligns with serious Saturn in the sign of intuitive, probing Scorpio. With a furrowed brow, you might want to quiz someone about ulterior motives or hidden secrets. Steer clear of paranoia and use your words to communicate and ask questions. As the day progresses, the deepwater Scorpio Moon will align with Pallas Athene, goddess of wisdom, strategy and creative intelligence. This is a great day for launching a new strategy or plan in terms of how you want to see a situation or project unfold. This alignment is also forming a very supportive trine to Juno and Uranus, exact tomorrow, which is sure to bring supportive partnerships into your life. Call in your team.
Sat Jan 17
The longer range aspect of Uranus in trine to Juno completes today. What that might look like a willingness to break free of old ruts and behaviors in your marriage/core relations, and to experiment. Uranus seeks to explore, innovate, take a risk. Time to spice up your love life or even your relationship to yourself. Get a beauty treatment, sign on with a personal trainer, hire a life-coach, take a leap of faith and get a new beloved pet to bring the return of bounding joy into your home. In addition the intimate Scorpio Moon makes a lovely trine to optimistic generous Jupiter….. a giant ditto to everything I’ve already written.
Sun Jan 18
This remarkably intense week completes with some lovely conjunctions. Tomorrow, Mars and Neptune make a once-every-two years conjunction. This aspect encourages innovative artistry and philanthropic generosity, taking us all collectively to a whole new level of compassion and creativity. This push is taking hold inside of you as well. Time for a more expansive vision of what you feel is possible. And with the upbeat conjunction of Moon/Ceres ~ both rulers of nurturing and caregiving ~ in athletic, teacherly sidereal Sagittarius, it’s a fabulous day to coach your kids in some sport or growing interest they want to pursue. Be sure to ask their friends come along as Mars is in friendship Aquarius.