This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations
Active when 2020 Opens
Leaves Jan 3 2020 10:05:06 am (MST +7:00) Uranus Retrograde in Taurus trine Mercury in Capricorn: Our unique mind can provide insights that are truly beneficial and we can see clearly to how to bring forth some great new inventions or build some new projects that can develop into helpful things for the environment around us. That is, IF we pay attention.
Leaves Jan 9 2020 7:48:11 am (MST +7:00) Uranus in Taurus trine Jupiter in Capricorn: Your calling is calling. IF you pay attention… Jupiter expands the whisper to a yodel. To a full-on choir of show tunes. If you haven’t heard your particular call-to-order, if you haven’t opened the envelope…Your envelope is about to turn into a Tardis. Your Sherpa guide is about to show up. It’s likely to look and sound something like Dr. Who. Entirely confusing and wacky and ready to go to a lot of dimensions. I mean, what were we going to do in the time between time anyway?
Leaves Jan 27 2020 6:24:47 pm (MST +7:00) (Exact January 6) Jupiter in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer and conjunct South Node in Capricorn: One of the things to watch out for as Jupiter approaches Saturn and Pluto is a sense of lulling ourselves to sleep—that we don’t need to worry about being sensitive to the “other.” That the Cancerian, or sensitive, side of the zodiac, will take care of itself while we accomplish the great works of our lives. The North Node is in Cancer. Cancer is the sign of the mother, of family, of emotions, of sensitivities, of the base of life. With expansive Jupiter in Capricorn—the outer world where we have a chance to build our reputation and do our great works—we can build systems and build ourselves right out of our comforts. We can fall prey to overconfidence and arrogance through the Capricorn South Node conjunction. We can over-work and under-rest. We can bask in the work and lose our selves.
Leaves May 8 2020 11:22:19 am (MDT +6:00) (exact January 12), return to orb May 17-December 26 during Saturn retrograde (never exact), Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: This is one of the most powerful aspects of our lives, and a once in a lifetime occurrence. The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the world has transmitted are not aligned with higher values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer/transformer/re-maker. Together, they can embody some larger conversations among nature and mankind is part of nature.
January 2020 Astrology Trends:
January 1-7 (Exact January 2) Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Mercury in Capricorn: We align/integrate grace and gifts given with siblings, schools, short trips, our minds, and the written and spoken word. It’s an opportunity to expand our communication and our minds. In Capricorn, the subject matter may be time, families, fathers, and governments.
January 1-22 (exact January 10) Sun conjunct (0 degrees) Mercury in Capricorn: The Sun provides self-confidence to our questions of how to think about and present ourselves to the world. This is a time of significant change in collective cycles and Mercury and the Sun together are providing insight on your individual part and link into the greater path forward if you would focus on looking at that. You my already be taking steps to fulfill your destiny or your story may become clear now. You have access to expanded truth with Jupiter in the mix—see Jupiter aspect above. (You don’t have to know the big story, either, to know your next step.)
January 3-16 (exact January 10) Sun in Capricorn semisquare Mars in Sagittarius: The Sun is in secondary stress aspect to Mars in Sagittarius (another link to Jupiter’s ruling sign). So, even though you may gain insight, motivation, and confidence—you might find you can’t move forward quite yet with the action plan. That’s timing for you! It’s okay to do the inner work and let things unfold patiently. Saturn is in the mix so trust Saturn (patience) and let Mars (action) simmer on the back burner.
January 1 – 6 (exact January 3) North Node in Cancer oppose Mercury in Capricorn: Mercury is going to ask us to realize the root of any action in the outside world is inner wisdom. Dualities need to be balanced. For example, the masculine by definition doesn’t even exist without the feminine. Dualities and multiplicities don’t exist without the universal integration—oneness or place of no definition—they sprang out of. Human identities are these abstract, agreed upon, and skewed ways of looking at reality. In Cancer and Capricorn, the lens is through the family system. The North Node viewed through the abstraction of Astrology says that the highest and best view at this time—the Cancer view—is to let the tender heart prevail—the divine and healing feminine. Instead of closing up in our shell it’s important to experience vulnerability in order to understand how to think about and conceive of (Mercury) the public world (Capricorn).
January 3 Mars in Sagittarius: Mars, planet of action, impulse, being the advocate, and the protector… moves into the sign that seeks the truth (even ignoring the truth). Sagittarius wants to expand and travel and learn. Philosophy, education, learning about cultures foreign to our own, taking bold steps, drama, and religious activities. These among many other “big” things are some of the Sagittarian themes for actions and motivations you can take in January. Mars is where you are currently called to stand up for yourself and others in life.
January 3-14 (exact January 5, 2020) Chiron in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius: I think someone might have put you in your place where your most cherished beliefs are concerned. Now is the time to take back your own belief system and stand up inside for what you truly believe. It is your right to hold and cherish your own beliefs. You don’t need to do anything in the outer world about this necessarily bit there is a lot for you to do in your inner world to protect yourself. There is perhaps a cleansing process or inner self-defense to develop so you are free from others’ influence and can feel flexible and strong in yourself. You are a spiritual warrior.
January 3-9 (exact January 7) Uranus in Taurus quincunx Mars in Sagittarius: You can be either missing nature or you heal by seeking out nature to readjust your energy and take some time to just “be.” You will be surprised at the shot of energy the easy communing with something truly pleasing will provide for you. Take it easy with some Taurean earth and body wisdom on the 7th. (I don’t usually report on secondary aspects, but January’s Capricorn Saturn-Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is so major I wanted to provide any help I could!)
January 5-9 (exact January 8) Jupiter in Capricorn semisquare Venus in Pisces: What a Capricorn stellum needs is more Venus energy—softness and gentleness—kindness and flow. It may be difficult with a stress aspect though. Or it may work out that with a stress aspect Venus keeps knocking at the door saying, “Hello? Is anybody home? Hello?” And bringing cookies with a warm blanket over while Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, the Sun, the Moon, and the South Node say, “We are trying to get a win here and we don’t have time for this relaxation and love and healing nonsense!”
Mid-January Capricorn Stellum Visualization: Let me give you a ritual and in parenthesis the planetary references. Light a light (Full Moon / Sun)—a candle, an LED light, a little light in your heart, go see the sunrise… and find a solemn stillness within yourself. Put your hand over your heart (North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn). Ask your highest self or deity to help you (Jupiter) and if you don’t already know (Mercury), ask to be shown your highest and best joyful duty (Saturn). Dedicate yourself to this mission within the human form and human time you have been given. Ask you be given the companions and support needed for the highest outcome (Pluto).
January 10 Full Moon Eclipse in Cancer (about noon MST): A powerful eclipse energy around emotional release and renewal. On the tenth, this eclipse occurs. Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, the South Node, and the Sun are semisquare Mars in Sagittarius, so movement and plans may be frustrated or inhibited somehow. On the eleventh, Uranus turns direct. On the twelfth, the once-in-a-couple-hundred years conjunction of Saturn and Pluto Occurs (with the Sun, Jupiter, the South Node, and Mercury all lining up together too!). Capricorn questions are about traditions, aging, the father, timing, culture, discipline, hurdles, depression, delay, effort, criticism, comparison, the personal vs. the collective, overwhelm, inheritance, family, land, memories, possessions, and more.
January 11 Uranus Stations and turns Direct in Taurus: A planet at its transition from retrograde to direct is very powerful. Uranus may send us a ton of energy and insight about planet earth and brilliant help for how to move forward with cleaning up our environment and our bodies, much less wisdom about how to live in a sane, safe, and consensual manner—being in peaceful Taurus. Also, it’s a good time for investment and financial matters to “move forward.”
January 3-21 (exact January 13) Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Our individual power center, chi, core, lines up with what is greater than us for a few moments, as we sense how the personal is connected to the political and how the individual can’t be separated from the collective. What is your part in the whole?
January 2-22 (exact January 13) Sun conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: One of things about timing is how we are not in charge of it. Here we see highlighted how to be patient and yet how we are a part of it all. It is interesting to watch and be part of something larger that one person. Capricorn is a masculine sign; this is likely to play out in a “father” archetype of some sort. Culture, creativity, conflict can be used by Saturn the teacher.
January 6-16 (exact January 12) Saturn conjunct Mercury in Capricorn: We may be thinking a lot on the issues listed in the full moon eclipse above. We may also find our minds drifting into the “should haves” and the “ought to” realms. This is something to back away from and instead turn toward esoteric thoughts toward wisdom and service. How can we grow and become increasingly wise in our lives?
January 9 – April 25 (Exact March 10) Chiron in Aries square the North Node in Cancer / January 9 – April 25 (Exact March 10) Chiron in Aries square the South Node in Capricorn: This is the time to figure out what hurts and what helps. Stand up for yourself and do what is good for your inner self so your life energy is protected. The spiritual warrior in you is ignited and the earth mother is trying to have a dialogue with them. There is a lot of healing and finding the path forward to figure out. Do your work.
January 14-24 (exact January 19) North Node in Cancer trine Venus in Pisces: Be soft and nice and tender to everyone around you. It will pay off forever. I promise you.
January 14 Venus in Pisces: Venus in Pisces knows the architecture of relationships. This is a time not only of being kind to others, but of serious creativity and self-care. There is absolutely no need to indulge oneself in substances or drugs. Instead, double-down on the exercise, nutrition, self-love, and easy attitude toward flexibility and self-awareness. Be easy on yourself and others by being excellent caretakers of the body and vehicle you were given to navigate this planet. Be excellent to the planet. Be a loving a caring human. Sense the many dimensions of being.
January 14-24 (exact January 18) Uranus in Taurus square (90 degrees) Mercury in Aquarius: This could bring about some anxiety as you shift into a kind of fixed mindset. Use the body’s wisdom to work through it.
January 15-19 (exact January 17) Chiron in Aries sextile (60 degrees) Mercury in Aquarius: There is a spiritual warrior or pioneering energy at your disposal to help you with any challenges you face. You can use willpower, mental focus, and exercise to break free from any problems.
January 15-February 5 (exact January 26) Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius: You might feel very exuberant about moving forward but it’s too much right now. The tension is there for a purpose. It could show up as a relationship slowing you down or you don’t have enough resources to do what you want to do or your creative vision won’t come alive yet. Be patient. Have faith.
January 16 Mercury Enters Aquarius: The mind rotates into the areas of science and communications—turns toward groups and networks. Aquarius is an air sign and a fixed sign so making commitments and discoveries and insights and downloading huge amounts of brilliance from the cosmos—become possible under Mercury visits through this lovely sign.
January 20-28 (exact January 22) Uranus in Taurus square Sun in Aquarius: Some sort of tension between the being and the understanding of things… Which may be unexpected! Have patience with yourself is you feel tired, run-down, or anxious.
January 19-25 (exact January 23) Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Venus in Pisces: Venus will provide the antidote to the Capricorn solemnity if you allow the soothing energy in. Venus is gentleness and calm; flow and kindness. Venus is relationships and warmth; creativity and self-indulgence. So find the flexibility in the Capricorn places of rigidity. Remember the path forward is both work and grace—it’s not the individual or the divine. It’s not the self or the group. The tyranny of the “or” is old-school. The path to success is actually in combining and integrating both effort and receiving so that you’re in the flow of something greater than yourself while also participating.
January 20 Sun in Aquarius: The Sun moves into the faster sign of Aquarius. You may feel a lighter or more airy energy as an earth sign is traded for an air sign. Aquarius is still on a quest in the outside world, however. Usually Aquarius seeks connection and wisdom, so you may feel inclined toward these areas. Brilliant insight, community support, scientific discovery, innovation in all arenas… are the realms of Aquarius.
January 21-27 (exact January 25) Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Sagittarius: Now the mind and the action plan are attuned. It’s time to take the bold next steps and watch things work out! Yay!
January 21-25 (exact January 22) Sun in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries: Use inner healing energy to power your outer needs. If you need some personal healing, you can see a big boost from this aspect.
January 22-February 1 (exact January 27) Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces: A time to slow down and connect spiritually and deeply with the many dimensions and realms of the spirit. Our relationship to the divine is available for a serious visit or upgrade with Venus and Neptune together. Whatever your beliefs, pay some close attention to giving yourself a Neptune dosing. It will be healing and wonderful and help out a tremendous amount.
January 23-31 (exact January 27) Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces: This is asking you to stay away from the outside world and focus on the inside world. If you try to go out there, you’re probably going to run into chimeras, frustrations, delays, etc. Stay inside yourself and go into the spirit realms instead.
January 24 New Moon in Aquarius (About 2:45 PM MST): With the Sun/Moon square Uranus in Taurus, this is an interesting New Moon in Aquarius that may hold some unexpected new beginnings! The tensions may occur around issues of land and nature, ecology and I hope not natural disaster event such as have been seen with Uranus in the past. The Sun and Moon are personal planets, however, so these may be less on the planetary level and more on the emotional and developmental level. A new Moon asks us to bring what is unconscious into the light.
January 29-February 4 (exact February 2) Pluto in Capricorn sextile Venus in Pisces: What a nice boost of universal star sign support to get the ego out of our relationships with Pluto and Pisces in the mix! Something actively moves us out of ourselves and into a space where we are together and probably working toward something mutually beneficial.
January 31-March 8 (exact February 20) Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: When the expansion of universal governance meets divine love in the most active of beneficial aspects, this can provide an interesting mix. This is a non-personal aspect but I think it will affect us all in personal ways depending on how it touches our chart. With Venus integrating alongside Neptune, relationships will certainly be deepened. Business and financial relationships may shift to a deeper or more spiritual slant. What do you have in water and earth signs in the middle degrees?
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