Quite A Cosmic Journey!
Transformation, Growth and Opportunities
As of December 31, 2023—Jupiter is now DIRECT in Aries!
Plans Move Forward! Breathe Again!
January 1: Mercury Direct in Scorpio
Finally, Mercury stations direct—and what an energetic way to begin the
New Year! HOWEVER, before we get TOO excited, Mercury will be at
the Tail of the Scorpion at 28 degrees—the Gandanta point. This brings
intensity to the mind and can bring up deep seated emotions to the
surface. If you find yourself feeling at odds, give yourself some time and
the energy will clear up.
The beginning of the month effects communication and technology,
physical health, travel, finances, and business, trade, and commerce. As
retrograde Mercury stops and then begins moving forward in this
potentially noxious area of the zodiac, we might expect to see some
dramatic turnarounds or developments.
We will ALL feel better when Mercury moves into Sagittarius on
January 7! This begins a time of inspiration, creative energy and
optimism. And with Jupiter now direct in Aries our life plans move
January 11: New Moon in Sagittarius
The New Moon is at 26 degrees of Sagittarius—the exact midpoint
between Rahu (in Pisces) and Ketu (in Virgo). These powerful Nodes
represent OUR DESTINY. This begins a transformative time! Jupiter
and Mercury are responsible for major change. And both are DIRECT
NOW! Both rule education, the media and communications. This New
Moon will set the tone for the year!
This will be a good time to review and renew your objectives and
commitments to make sure they are in alignment with your highest
values and aspirations.
January 14—February 13: Sun in Capricorn
When the Sun enters Capricorn, it meets up with Saturn, because
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Ambition, discipline and focus on long-
term goals are possible now. People born with the Sun in Capricorn are
often seen as responsible, practical, and hardworking. They may also
possess a strong sense of duty and a desire for achievement.
January 18 to February 11: Venus Transits Into Sagittarius
Expanding Your Horizons!
In January, Venus will shine brightly in the morning sky, rising several
hours before the Sun in the southeast. Venus indicates optimism and a
love of adventure, truth, and higher meaning.
Be aware that Venus will square Neptune from January 18 to 21, an
aspect which can heighten emotional sensitivities and lead to
misunderstandings or confusion.
January 25, Full Moon in Cancer
New Insights and Realizations
The Full Moon will occur in its own sensitive sign of Cancer, and in the
spiritual Pushya Nakshatra. We should have more than the usual amount
of vitality in the days around this Full Moon. We may also experience
some hypersensitivity, stress, or a conflict which could lead to new
insights and realizations.
January 27: Mars and Mercury Conjunct in Sagittarius
Chaos and Meltdowns
Mars and Mercury will be within an effective orb of conjunction from
January 18 to 31. But on January 27 there will be an exact conjunction at
23 degrees of Sagittarius.
As Mars and Mercury come together, we may experience anxiety, chaos,
or meltdowns in our thought processes and communication, or with technology, travel, trade, and commerce. This is an especially important
time to avoid aggressive or impulsive actions and words.
January 27, Uranus Direct in Aries
Moving Forward with New Inspiration
After having been retrograde since August 29, 2023, Uranus will station
direct at 25 degrees of Aries. As Uranus stations direct, we may
experience some new inspiration and some surprising announcements,
discoveries, connections, events, and revelations.
Note that these events may occur during the ten days before and the ten
days after the day of the exact direct station. As Uranus will station in a
trine to Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius, this can indicate a
breakthrough moment for some, or a powerful urge to move beyond
certain restrictions or limitations.
As we move into the New Year it will bring us some optimism and
positive energy, as Mercury moves into Sagittarius, along with the New
Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter finally direct in Aries. As we move
through the month, the Sun in Capricorn, and Venus and the Full Moon
in Cancer will continue to bring us new insights, optimism, and strength.