RUNE OF THE MONTH: Perseverance
Drawing "Jera" reminds us, in the face of adversity, challenges and temporary discouragement to never give up. As we remain positive and keep focusing on the silver lining of every dark cloud, no matter how grim our circumstances may look, we are assured to reach a state of grace that will crown all our efforts with success and assure us of the manifestation of our dreams.
We are blessed with a Solar Eclipse on Tuesday January 3 at 1:03 AM at 13º39' Capricorn.
This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture". Eclipses are always days of intensified energy which shift our lives permanently to a whole new level of experience and consciousness. Everything done/said on an eclipse day tends to be final. No matter what happens, we should take extra care in remaining positive and loving. This particular eclipse asks us to re-evaluate our goals and ambitions, as well as our place in society. We may want to simplify our immediate reality. As more and more of the knowledge carried within from past/parallel civilizations remember itself within us, the more wisdom and power we exude. An important time to remember who we really are in our divinity and where we come from in an expanded concept of reality.
Saturn turns retrograde on Tuesday January 25
3' Libra. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "Two men placed under arrest". A time to seriously question the duties, responsibilities and obligations our conditioning has made us blindly accept. Even if this means that we could become vastly misunderstood. The more we awaken to our personal power, the truer to ourselves we become, the less tolerant we may be toward structures that have lost their meaning to us. It is a time to reach personal mastery and be clear in our hearts on what rules we truly want to follow and why. On the road to enlightenment we have to follow as much as we can, the dictates of our inner truth.
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 Sagittarius until Sunday 1/2 at 11:38 PM + between 1/27 at 10:55 PM and Sunday 1/30 at 6:03 AM:
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 Sunday 1/2 at 11:39 PM and Wednesday 1/5 at 8:07 AM + between Sunday 1/30 at 6:04 AM and February 1 at 3:20 PM:
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 Wednesday 1/5 at 8:08 AM and Friday 1/7 at 6:56 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 Friday 1/7 at 6:57 PM and Monday 1/10 at 7:23 AM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, 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 Monday 1/10 at 7:24 AM and Wednesday 1/12 at 7:36 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 Wednesday 1/12 at 7:37 PM and Saturday 1/15 at 5:22 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 also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 1/15 at 5:23 AM and Monday 1/17 at 11:28 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 1/17 at 11:29 AM and Wednesday 1/19 at 2:15 PM:
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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Wednesday 1/19 at 2:16 PM and Friday 1/21 at 3:09 PM:
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 Friday 1/21 at 3:10 PM and Sunday 1/23 at 3:58 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 Sunday 1/23 at 3:59 PM and Tuesday 1/25 at 6:14 PM:
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 Tuesday 1/25 at 6:15 PM and Thursday 1/27 at 10:54 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on December 21, 2010
Our intentional meditation began on December 21, 2010 with the Full Moon in Gemini. On Tuesday January 4, take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one positive, concise intention per sheet. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Capricorn at 1:03 AM, making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly. Once that moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away expecting a miracle!
Our next intentional meditation begins on January 19
Our next intentional meditation begins on January 19. Take out 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 Cancer at exactly 1:21 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Aquarius on Wednesday February 2 at 6:31 PM.
Tuesday 1/4: Venus Square Neptune (0:29 AM), Solar Eclipse (1:03 AM), Jupiter Conjunct Uranus (4:52 AM), Venus Trine Uranus (5:34 AM), Venus Trine Jupiter (5:39 AM)
Regarding the Solar Eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. A cosmically loaded day. We are likely to experience many emotional shifts ranging from finding the balance between intimacy and freedom, to the positive expansion of our social horizons and a deep inner connection with the invisible and the intangible allowing us to develop much compassion and express unconditional love. A great day to start a new romantic relationship with someone we feel a soul connection with, re-create an existing relationship, and/or become aware of our inner marriage. A powerful vision leads to a new successful venture.
Friday 1/7: Venus enters Sagittarius (4:31 AM until Feb 5), Sun Square Saturn (6:00 AM)
During the next month, our feelings are expansive and exuberant. We have much faith in life as well as in ourselves. As we focus on the silver lining of every dark cloud, we create much magic around us. Our love for travel could open new horizons for us. Today, more particularly, we need to discipline our thoughts. A day best used with seriousness of intent through organized, efficient, focused work.
Monday 1/10: Mercury Sextile Neptune (12:05 PM), Mercury Square Uranus (4:14 PM)
Cherished thoughts are unexpectedly challenged today. Sudden revelations could create major breakthroughs in our consciousness, enabling us to access previously hidden knowledge. New people could walk into our life, opening us to exciting possibilities. Excellent for healers, channelers and artists who are all particularly inspired today and access new realms of information.
Tuesday 1/11: Mercury Square Jupiter (12:37 PM)
A day to avoid risk-taking particularly in financial matters as we could end up, if we're not careful, spending a lot more than we have. We should not promise more than we can deliver. A great day for philosophical exchanges with like-spirited friends and for expanding our world-views.
Wednesday 1/12: Mars Sextile Uranus (2:31 AM)
A great day to introduce some excitement into our daily routine. When feeling impatience and restlessness, rather than making rash, eccentric moves, best to make inventive decisions that create new conditions. Today is a great for stimulating exchanges with old friends and interesting new encounters.
Thursday 1/13: Mercury enters Capricorn (3:25 AM until Feb 4), Mars Sextile Jupiter (4:35 PM)
During the next three weeks, our thoughts and the way we express ourselves should be more serious and efficient. We could be more focused on our ambitions and place in society. We are more structured and express a deeper wisdom. Today, more specifically, is great for outdoor athletic activities, hiking and camping. We feel more adventurous than usual and stimulated by travel and an interest in other cultures.
Saturday 1/15: Mars enters Aquarius (2:42 PM until Feb 24)
During the coming month, we are encouraged to focus our energy into humanitarian endeavors and focus on athletic activities that allow us to reach ultimate fitness. We become more than ever aware that our bodies are our temples.
Monday 1/17: Sun Sextile Uranus (1:57 PM), Mercury Conjunct Pluto (9:48 PM)
An exciting day, with a lot of new people, and stimulating changes of plans enabling us to reinvent ourselves in positive ways. Our thoughts and communications are deep and insightful today. We seek answers to the mysteries of life and are drawn to scientific and metaphysical research.
Wednesday 1/19: Full Moon in Taurus (1:21 PM), Sun Sextile Jupiter (2:39 PM)
A wonderful day to connect with Mother Earth, talk to our plants, feel the soul of rocks and generally nurture our bodies with a walk in Nature, a massage, the perfume of flowers, a sensual bath and organic whole foods. Our optimism and faith in life and ourselves open many doors, leading to positive new horizons. Traveling, as well as higher education, and/or anything related to religion and the law are all favored today.
Thursday 1/20: Sun enters Aquarius (2:19 AM till Feb 20)
During the next month, we are focused on friendship, unusual ideas and humanitarian concerns. Our understanding of the oneness of all life helps us become more responsible regarding how our thoughts and actions are affecting the greater whole. A time to investigate alternative methods of healing and the effects of energy on our health and consciousness.
Saturday 1/22: Jupiter enters Aries (9:12 AM till June 5)
During the next 6 months, we could feel quite rebellious and in need of more freedom of thought and action. A strong intolerance towards everything that has been limiting us pushes us to explore new ways of expressing who we are.
Tuesday 1/25: Saturn turns Retrograde (10:11 PM till June 13)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 1/26: Mercury Square Saturn (1:58 AM)
A great day to clear back-logged work. We could feel a little pessimistic and low in energy in the face of too many responsibilities and obligations. Best to stay focused, clear in our intent and grounded in our short and long term ambitions. The more structured and disciplined we are today, the more efficient we shall prove.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.