Newsletter - January 2014
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) MST, add 1 hour. For Central Time (CST), add 2 hours. For Eastern Time (EST), add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich (GMT), add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours. RUNE OF THE MONTH: Laguz, "change"
This Rune in symbolized by water, its ebb and flow, which mirror the necessity for us to be fluid, to adapt gracefully to periods of transformation in our lives. Without change there would be no movement. It is by releasing something that space is created for something else to come into our lives. Change allows us to evolve, gives us a chance to recreate ourselves and renew our goals. The disruption it creates leads inevitably to a new order, higher, better than what we left behind. Life is about change. Nothing ever remains static or if it does, it is doomed to die.
Venus remains retrograde until January 31st between 26º41’ and 13º34’ Capricorn. Its shadow period (the exact degree and minute Venus started its retrograde motion on) continues until March 4th, 2014. Our relationships are being seriously tested. Whom do we love? What do we expect in a relationship? What are our deepest needs? What are willing to share of ourselves? What obstacles to intimacy stand in our way to achieving the happiness and the harmony we seek in union with another?
Jupiter continues being retrograde this whole monthbetween 16º03’ and 12º17’ Cancer. Its shadow period remains until June 2nd, 2014. An important period to tap into our deeper resources to create the money we need. We are constantly reminded that money doesn’t come from a person or a job, but directly from the divine and the way we feel about abundance. We could be called to go through our closets and give away what we no longer need nor like so that if may benefit someone else. We could remember a project that has been collecting dust that has a great lucrative potential. A month to continue being generous both with what we have and who we are.
The Moon will be Void of Course:
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
• On Thursday 1/2 between 3:12 AM and 9:03 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
• From Friday 1/3 at 5:47 PM till Saturday 1/4 at 8:58 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
• On Monday 1/6 between 1:44 AM and 11:45 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
• On Wednesday 1/8 between 8:22 AM and 6:24 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
• On Saturday 1/11 between 2:58 AM and 4:26 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
• From Sunday 1/12 at 1:33 PM till Monday 1/13 at 4:25 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
• From Wednesday 1/15 at 8:52 PM till Thursday 1/16 at 5:00 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
• On Saturday 1/18 at 0:51 AM till 5:23 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
• From Monday 1/20 at 12:55 PM till Tuesday 1/21 at 4:43 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
• From Wednesday 1/22 at 7:50 PM till Thursday 1/23 at 1:43 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
• On Saturday 1/25 between 5:55 AM and 7:13 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
• On Monday 1/27 between 2:02 PM and 9:04 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
• On Wednesday 1/29 between 8:47 AM and 8:33 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
• On Friday 1/31 between 8:45 AM and 7:45 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
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 Capricorn until Thursday 1/2 at 9:02 AM + between Monday 1/27 at 9:04 PM and Wednesday 1/29 at 8:32 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 Thursday 1/2 at 9:03 AM and Saturday 1/4 at 8:57 AM + between Wednesday 1/29 at 8:33 PM and Friday 1/31 at 7:44 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 Saturday 1/4 at 8:58 AM and Monday 1/6 at 11:44 AM+ between Friday 1/31 at 7:45 PM and Sunday 2/2 at 8:54 PM:
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 1/6 at 11:45 AM and Wednesday 1/8 at 6:23 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 1/8 at 6:24 PM and Saturday 1/11 at 4:25 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 1/11 at 4:26 AM and Monday 1/13 at 4:24 PM:
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 1/13 at 4:25 PM and Thursday 1/16 at 4:59 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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 1/16 at 5:00 AM and Saturday 1/18 at 5:22 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 Saturday 1/18 at 5:23 PM and Tuesday 1/21 at 4:42 AM:
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 1/21 at 4:43 AM and Thursday 1/23 at 1:42 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 Thursday 1/23 at 1:43 PM and Saturday 1/25 at 7:12 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.
Moon in Sagittarius between Saturday 1/25 at 7:13 PM and Monday 1/27 at 9:03 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….)
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation started on Tuesday 12/17 with the Full Moon in Gemini.
On the New Moon in Capricorn on Wednesday 1/1, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are basking in the moonlight at exactly 3:14 AM PST (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or in the morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
On Wednesday 1/15, place outside, to be charged by the Full Moon in Cancer at exactly 8:52 PM PST, as many blank sheets as you will have intentions.
Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Aquarius on Tuesday 1/30 at 1:38 PM PST. Same procedure as in the first paragraph.
Wednesday 1/1: Sun conjunct Pluto (10:54 AM)
A day during which our leadership abilities are intensified. Self-destructive patterns are easily transformed. We are stronger when standing in our power in collaboration with those around us. Our thoughts, words and actions inspire others to change. Old traumas, alongside with ancient wisdom, could emerge from the depths of our soul. Profound shifts can happen today that change our lives forever.
Thursday 1/2: Sun Square Mars (4:14 PM), Mercury Opposition Jupiter (11:11 PM)
Important to focus on constructive goals and direct our energy positively. Avoiding impulsive actions and aggressive people is a must today as situations could easily degenerate into violence. We could be promised more than we receive or believe in greater results than can reasonably be expected. Important to remain grounded in reality and common sense.
Sunday 1/5: Sun Opposition Jupiter (1:12 PM)
Excesses in all areas should be avoided today. Not the best day to buy or trade, as everything could be overpriced or the money to acquire them, lacking. Overconfidence in getting what we want could lead to wishful thinking that never materializes in concrete reality.
Monday 1/6: Mercury Sextile Saturn (0:51 AM)
We are serious, disciplined, focused and efficient. A great day to clear our desk of backlogged work. Our social life could be restricted to people we trust and admire and who, in some way, serve our ambitions. Silence and solitude seem more appealing than being around exuberant crowds. A day to work on our goals and be clear on what is required to manifest our dreams.
Tuesday 1/7: Mercury Conjunct Venus (2:02 PM)
Expressing kindly our feelings comes naturally today. Our social encounters flow naturally with ease and grace. What we have to say is communicated diplomatically, with sensitivity and respect. A wonderful day to gather with friends and obtain what we need with very little effort.
Wednesday 1/8: Mars Square Jupiter (2:36 PM)
Important to remain reasonable particularly when shopping. An item could be overpriced or we could spend impulsively money we really don’t have. We could also overestimate our physical abilities and stretch our bodies to limits that are not in our best interest. Important to be cautious when driving or performing an athletic activity.
Saturday 1/11: Venus Sextile Saturn (2:44 AM), Sun Conjunct Venus (4:25 AM), Sun Sextile Saturn (5:39 AM), Mercury enters Aquarius (1:35 PM till 1/31)
During the next 3 weeks, our minds are more open and humanitarian projects are favored, We sense future trends and may become interested in life beyond this plane of existence. We are more diplomatic than usual, and seek deeper emotional bonds or become clear on what we want in a romantic relationship. We are also more serious, more structured and willing to work harder to attain our goals and objectives.
Thursday 1/16: Venus Square Mars (9:13 AM), Mercury Sextile Uranus (10:25 PM)
Barriers to relationship harmony are transformed by communicating our needs clearly, with love and respect. Impulsive actions could lead to sudden break-ups that we later regret. Our mind is fast today, enabling us to connect the dots and think in unusual ways. Great for meeting eccentric people and making new friends. A spontaneous social gathering that brings like spirited people together is both stimulating and exciting.
Sunday 1/19: Sun enters Aquarius (7:51 PM till February 18)
During the next month, our humanitarian sentiments could be intensified. We are concerned with what is happening in other parts of the world and are intensely in tune with future trends. Friendships could be highlighted, as well as unusual projects and the need to assert more deeply our personal independence.
Friday 1/24: Mercury Trine Mars (6:57 AM)
We express ourselves with courage and force. New initiatives, inventive projects, opportunities requiring direct action are all favored today. Because we forge ahead without any consideration for failure, success is at hand. The clearer we are in saying what we need to say, the more doors open.
Saturday 1/25: Mercury Square Saturn (3:56 AM)
We could acutely sense our aloneness today. Others don’t readily support our ideas or support us in anyway, leading to depression or pessimism. A day to retrieve in silence to figure out a wiser course of action, rely on our own skills and be self-contained. We feel better off alone, reorganizing our work and redefining our goals.
Wednesday 1/29: Sun Sextile Uranus (0:33 AM)
A day to expect the unexpected. We could feel particularly charismatic and open to change. The more we welcome shifts in plans with flexibility and grace, the more freeing these re-routings will prove to be. A wonderful day to make new friends, to express our uniqueness and act out of the box. Excitement is in the air.
Friday 1/31: Jupiter Opposition Pluto (1:36 AM), Mercury enters Pisces (6:29 AM till Feb 11), Venus turns direct (12:49 PM)
Relationship challenges that had been plaguing us since Dec 21st, 2013 are now clearing so that we can see in a new light what is and what is not. During the next few weeks, telepathic abilities, clairvoyance, channeling as well as artistic talents are enhanced. We could be drawn to music and to sound healing. The veil between dimensions is thinning. Images, films, photography are particularly appealing. Today, however, we need to be particularly cautious of power games, manipulations and exaggerations. Tyrannical tendencies could emerge in a need to prove a point, coming from duality and control rather than from love. Not the best day for financial investments, legal matters or long distance traveling as danger and major losses could be incurred.