Solar Eclipse in Capricorn (25º01’) on Thursday January 14 at 11:11 PM. The image associated to this degree in the Sabian Symbols is “A nature spirit dancing in the iridescent mist of a waterfall”. We are finding our joy. The more we elevate our consciousness, the more of the light and the lighter we are, able to dance through the veil separating the visible from the invisible. We become messengers linking both worlds, bringing forth new knowledge and magical revelations. This is a very powerful eclipse which forces us to redefine our position in society. What are our true ambitions? What is our real vocation? What do we stand for? What are our long term goals? An eclipse which also helps us to unearth the wisdom buried deep within us. We could as a result become more detached from superficial endeavors and seek more meaningful spiritual involvements. We need to shed and simplify our surroundings to focus on what truly matters to our long-term evolutionary process. A time where we reach the zero point, the void, out of which everything new can emerge, purified of the past. 2010 is truly a year of new beginnings, our emergence out of the chrysalis.
Mercury continues its retrogradation (since Dec 26) between 18º59’ and 5º35’ Capricorn.
It turns direct on Feb 15. We need to be focused and organized. Issues pertaining to authority and what/whom we follow, arise. We want to become masters of our own destiny. This is a time of intense prioritizing and acting on our long-term ambitions. We are reminded of our responsibilities and how to use them to transcend both external and internal limitations.
Mars continues its retrogration (since Dec 20) between 18º49’ and 9º19’ Leo.
This retrogradation is all about asserting ourselves with warmth, generosity of spirit and much courage. The more we follow our hearts, the more in alignment with our true life purpose we are. We need to act with passion, enthusiasm and a touch of glamour. As our love pours out, we become truly radiant, sparks of light which lead by example and inspires those around us who are ready to move out of limiting/limited beliefs.
Saturn turns retrograde on January 13 at 4º39’ Libra and will remain so until May 30 having reached 27º50’ Virgo.
We are revisiting a romantic relationship of the past, either of this life-time or any other parallel (past) life. This is a time to form equal partnerships with people who match us in power and are on the same spiritual wavelength. We want to create win-win situations with others through peace, equilibrium and harmony.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Leo between Friday 1/1 at 6:41 PM and Sunday 1/3 at 6:51 PM + between Friday 1/29 at 6:09 AM and Sunday 1/31 at 5:22 AM :
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general...
Moon in Virgo between Sunday 1/3 at 6:52 PM and Tuesday 1/5 at 8:57 PM :
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers.... Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets...
Moon in Libra between Tuesday 1/5 at 8:58 PM and Friday 1/8 at 1:59 AM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over...), art (especially painting and decorating...), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition....
Moon in Scorpio between Friday 1/8 at 2:00 AM and Sunday 1/10 at 10:09 AM:
perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil as well as insurances, and issue pertaining to the use of power....
Moon in Sagittarius between Sunday 1/10 at 10:10 AM and Tuesday 1/12 at 8:53 PM :
perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures.... Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses...)...
Moon in Capricorn between Tuesday 1/12 at 8:54 PM and Friday 1/15 at 9:16 AM:
good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals....
Moon in Aquarius between Friday 1/15 at 9:17 AM and Sunday 1/17 at 10:16 PM:
perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general....
Moon in Pisces between Sunday 1/17 at 10:17 PM and Wednesday 1/20 at 10:35 AM:
great for meditating, sitting by a body of water, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is...
Moon in Aries between Wednesday 1/20 at 10:36 AM and Friday 1/22 at 8:38 PM:
perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic...
Moon in Taurus between Friday 1/22 at 8:39 PM and Monday 1/25 at 3:10 AM:
perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth. Good for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work...
Moon in Gemini between Monday 1/25 at 3:10 AM:
excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people...
Moon in Cancer between Monday 1/25 at 3:11 AM and Wednesday 1/27 at 6:00 AM:
perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, crazy humor and anything requiring imagination...
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Thursday 1/14.
Take out the papers we charged on Dec 31, 2009 and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Capricorn at exactly 11:11 PM (auspicious time: a very intense portal into our independence from all that has kept us bound to the old reality!). Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
On Friday 1/29
Take as many blank sheets as you will have intentions and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Leo at 10:17 PM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon on Feb 13.
Monday 1/4: Sun Conjunct Mercury (11:06 AM)
A great day for clear communications. We mean what we say and are direct in the expression of our ideas. Fabulous for making those phone calls, responding to e-mails we had been putting off, and getting together with friends and colleagues. A great day for lecturing, writing, attending a conference, reading a book that expands our minds and collecting data on a specific topic of interest.
Tuesday 1/5: Mercury Conjunct Venus (2:39 AM)
We express ourselves lovingly. Today, communication flows harmoniously. We are able to say nicely even difficult things. As we share our serenity with others, everyone blossoms and feels happier. A wonderful day to invite friends over or to attend a pleasant event. We seek romance and beauty.
Monday 1/11: Sun Conjunct Venus (1:05 PM)
Today we are easy going. We want our lives and our surroundings to be peaceful and beautiful. As we flow with life, we create much peace around us and reach pleasant agreements with others.
Wednesday 1/13: Venus Sextile Uranus (1:48 AM), Saturn turns Retrograde (7:57 AM), Sun Sextile Uranus (10:40 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on Saturn. There is much electricity in the air. We seek excitement in our relationships and could suddenly break one that has become dull and boring. We are attracted by unusual, free spirited people who walk to the sound of their own drummer. New, unexpected opportunities arise in strange ways that completely shift our understanding of our own reality.
Thursday 1/14: Solar Eclipse (11:11PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph as well as to the intentional meditation section.
Friday 1/15: Mercury turns direct (8:52 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. There could still be some confusion today: misplaced keys, delayed luggage if we are traveling, messages erased by mistake, misunderstandings, people we had lost sight of reappearing. Best to wait until tomorrow to install new software or repair your car.
Sunday 1/17: Jupiter enters Pisces (6:11 PM until June 7)
The next 6 months are all about abundance, spiritually and financially. It seems that we are able to generate money in magical ways. Mystical ideas, projects that connect us to the sacred, meditation, nocturnal dreams, inspired visions are all conspiring to create a feeling of great wealth that also translates materially.
Monday 1/18: Venus enters Aquarius (6:35 AM until Feb 12)
The next month is marked by the need to work with the collective. Like-spirited groups, humanitarian endeavors become all very attractive. Exciting and lucrative new projects emerge as friends brainstorm together and share their resources. Our star family expands as we meet more and more beings we feel a deep inner connection with.
Tuesday 1/19: Sun enters Aquarius (8:28 PM until Feb 19)
During the next few weeks we could become more interested in UFOs, extraordinary events and the unusual. We should expect the unexpected and remain very flexible in the face of ever changing circumstances. Life seems to move forward at the speed of light. We may have trouble keeping up with our own shifting realities.
Thursday 1/21: Venus Trine Saturn (10:07 PM)
A great day for an emotional commitment. We want to build something solid with another we are deeply involved with. We are seeking to create a real foundation for a love that will withstand the test of time. We are realistic about our engagements and responsible regarding financial matters. A wonderful time for sound financial investments.
Sunday 1/24: Sun Trine Saturn (7:37 AM)
We are structured, patient and grounded. The more organized and responsible we are, the more likely we are to achieve our goals. A great day for steady and structured progress. Our understanding of our own life is profound. We are attracted to serious projects we can commit to 100%. We are not afraid of all the hard work necessary to get to where we wish to go.
Tuesday 1/26: Venus Opposition Mars (9:29 PM)
Best today to beware of emotional excesses. We could be impulsively drawn to situations and people who do not necessarily serve our best interests. A new romance could seem very appealing today, which we should not necessarily get involved in too fast. An old flame could be rekindled. It is important that we remain balanced in our needs for adventure and excitement.
Friday 1/29: Sun Opposition Mars (11:43 AM)
We feel both energetic and impatient today. This could cause frictions with people who take our direct honesty personally. Best to stay away from sharp objects and to not act impulsively while operating a motor vehicle. Much effort is required today to accomplish our objectives. Forcing issues proves counterproductive.
Sunday 1/31: Saturn Square Pluto (2:06 PM)
Very last time we have this aspect which colored the whole of 2009. Obstacles, limitations, feelings of scarcity test our courage and persistence. As we take responsibilities for past actions -good and not so good-, that have led us to present circumstances, a new sense of direction emerges which challenges everything we had previously built and believed in. The more integrity we have in dealing with the past, the more we are able to transmute the difficulties in our lives. We are completing a massive evolutionary leap forward.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.