Happy New Year to you all
Remember: January Birthday People are entitled to a 10% discount on Astrology and/or Tarot Readings this month.
We enter this first month of the New Year with a Waning Moon, until the New Moon/Solar Eclipse on the 5th.
1 – On this first day of the New Year we have a classic aspect for truly committed and dedicated New Year’s resolutions.
The Sun in Capricorn will conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. Capricorn as sign of self-reliance and responsibility. Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, a planet of discipline, dedication and ‘reality as it is.’ So perhaps those resolutions will really ‘stick’ this year.
3 – Mercury in Sagittarius will trine Uranus in Aries. Mercury trine Uranus is always great for heightened intuition and more liberated, spontaneous communications. Being in the fiery signs of Sagittarius and Aries should really pup up the courage and enthusiasm for it.
4 – The Sun in Capricorn will sextile, harmonize with, Neptune in Pisces.
An appropriate expression here could be ‘compassionate conservatism.’
Later, however, Mercury will also go into Capricorn, adding a little extra-serious weight to the conservative side of things.
5 – Sun/Moon, New Moon in Capricorn, which will also result in a partial eclipse of the Sun. A New Moon is a kind of death/rebirth. An eclipse is also an added theme of death/rebirth. So this is always a much more potentized New Moon. Involving the sign Capricorn this New Moon is always an opportunity to totally re-assess and reset your concrete, practical, commitments and ambitions for the year ahead. This year may involve a much deeper reassessment and resetting than normal.
6 – Uranus has been moving retrograde since August. Today it stands still, always a potent turning point, and moves direct, allowing his revolutionary, liberating energies to charge into new territories.
7 – Venus goes from watery Scorpio into fiery Sagittarius, until February 3rd.
8 – Mercury in mentally serious Capricorn will square Mars in dynamically willful, albeit potentially impulsive and aggressive Aries. This could lead to communication breakthroughs, or communication breakdowns, or both.
11 – The Sun in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. With both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn these days the Sun will conjunct both this month. The Saturn conjunction was on the 1st. And today with Pluto. So a pretty much extra intensive Capricorn month this year. Although the real Capricorn line-up that Astrologers are talking about occurs in 2020.
Nonetheless, any contact with Pluto is going to require really intense introspection and honesty as your deepest motives become apparent. And, as always, this gives us more awareness and opportunity to choose love over fear. Occurring in Capricorn this deepening of conscious transformation may involve the Capricornian themes of organizations, governments, material ambitions, and wherever you are facing/questioning what is your true duty/responsibility?
Perhaps, what occurs this month will be a foreshadowing of what we all can expect in 2020.
13 – The Capricorn theme continues as Mercury conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn. Focused discipline on top of those serious mental energies.
The above heading is how I plan to announce the aspects, which are in effect for a much greater amount of time because they are occurring between the slower-moving outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
Putting a little announcement like this can enable you to get some advance notice of something that has already been building for some time.
What I would have to say about this aspect is something you either already received or will soon be receiving in an article I am writing about the major Astrological aspects at play in 2019.
The aspect itself is a Square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces.
14 – Following that peak of the Jupiter in Sagittarius tension with Neptune in Pisces we have, on this day, a sextiling harmony between Mercury in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces, so this might help to bring a little bit of serious understanding and communication of those otherwise challenged Neptunian sensitivities and emotional vulnerabilities.
18 – A lot going on today.
First Venus in Sagittarius will trine, harmonize with, Mars in Aries which, left to its own devices this aspect would create some lively emotionally willful enthusiasms, and the day could likely start out that way.
Three hours later, however, Mercury will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. More of the serious, sobering Capricornian energies of this month, this time affecting our Mercurial understandings and communications.
Then things get lively again, but not necessarily in a smooth and harmonious way. The Sun in Capricorn will square Uranus in Aries. This could really challenge our ‘shake-up’ some of that Capricornian serious self-reliance. The challenge is to not resist too much, or give in to too much impulsive will to break it all down.