• January 2023 - Happy New Year
  • Stop trying to get anything new done until after January 21. Just stop.


    Mars

    Mars, retrograde since October 30, goes direct in Gemini January 12.  While Mars was retrograde, many of us have been stymied by lack of action or a stimulus to spark progress. Once Mars goes direct, we are able to resolve issues and situations that have been on our agenda since late last October. 

    A colleague recently called Mars retrograde equivalent to Mercury retrograde on steroids. 

    Mercury

    Mercury is retrograde until January 18. Back up the computers and take a deep breath when circumstances that are attributable to Mercury retrograde occur. Avoid travel with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. Work plans and starting new jobs are best avoided. The job won’t last and the trip will be a mix of delays and disappointments. No problem for the glass half full people, but the rest are best hanging out in life until after January 18.
    This tricky planet is sixty degrees from Neptune January 1.  This is a great time to socialize or spend time with a good book. The same vibe comes around again on January 13 when the Sun is sextile Neptune. 

    The Sun and Mercury are trine Uranus in Taurus January 5 and 8 respectively bringing up new and unique ways to deal with Mercury retrograde tricks. This is an easy time to deal with change and surprises. Once Mercury goes direct, it is trine Uranus once again January 29 bringing easy answers and technological solutions.  Thinking and acting out of the box is a good thing now. 

    Venus

    Venus moves through Aquarius January 2 to January 26. Venus in Aquarius is independent, but also very ethical when it comes to love and relationships.  Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra are extra attractive during those days. While Venus moves through Aquarius, we are all sure to have a moment when we must stand up for what is right. 

    Venus is sextile Jupiter January 4. This is a joyful time, full of hope.  This is a time of giving and receiving gifts. Love is expressed and received easily. Whatever you want, this is a time to take positive steps to accomplish your heart’s desire.  

    Venus is one hundred twenty degrees from Mars still retrograde in Gemini January 9. This is a spicy time on the heels of the January 4 aspect. Attractions happen and action surely can be taken all the way. Yes, you can go all the way on January 9.  

    Venus is ninety degrees away from Uranus in Taurus January 14. Sudden events and unexpected situations test us especially where love is concerned. Try to take the changes in stride and remain steadfast where and with whom true love is currently thriving in your life. This time is most challenging for Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.
  • Venus moves into Pisces January 26. Venus loves moving through Pisces because it brings sweet sentiment together with art, music and love. Enjoy the spiritual lift.  

    The full Moon January 6 at 5:08 pm Central time in Cancer 16 degrees

    This full Moon has Mercury conjunct the Sun and both harmoniously trine Uranus. This means easy change for us. The full Moon is an emotional one and is sextile Uranus. A full Moon in Cancer compels us to secure our well-being. This is a great time to make changes that are in our best interest and support our emotional selves.  

    The Sun

    The Sun in Capricorn is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn January 18. This powerful combination compels us to transform and make changes. Those of us that are ready for a new beginning can use this to get a jump start on that new direction in life. 

    Sun moves through Aquarius January 20 to February 18. While the Sun moves through Aquarius, we feel independent and ready for change. This is a time when we want freedom from inhibiting structures and situations in our lives.  

    January 24, the Sun in Aquarius is sextile Jupiter in Aries. This is a good day in that many of us will just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Fate and luck collide now.  

    The Sun in Aquarius is trine Mars in Gemini January 29. Let life come to you now. Take the bait and run towards your destiny. Aquarius and Gemini are on a roll today.  

    The New Moon

    The new Moon in Aquarius occurs January 21 in Aquarius at 1 degree at 2:54 pm Central time. The new Moon is a great time to initiate projects for gaining knowledge and empowering ourselves so that we can free ourselves of our drudgery and the stuff of life that holds us back. This new Moon is also the beginning of the lunar year/Chinese New Year.  This year is the year of the water rabbit. Some of the key qualities of the water rabbit are longevity, peace, and prosperity.


    Almost at the same time as the new Moon, Aquarius’ ruler Uranus goes direct.  All the stuff of life that we have held back on now releases and change happens. Get ready for the jolt. 



    Venus is also conjunct Saturn in Aquarius January 22 calling for loyalty and commitment among all those ethics we are exercising. Some of us may have trouble expressing our emotions at this time. In that case, do some journaling and allow yourself to know when you are ready to say what you need to say.