SUN JAN 25 After two days of relative peace and quiet from the cosmic perspective, suddenly the drums of planetary warfare begin sounding again. The early hours appear somewhat normal in that the Moon makes its monthly union with intuition-enhancing Uranus in Aries (3:28AM) while Mercury now in its retrograde expression in Aquarius parallels Venus (5:54AM & offering potential gains concerning literary, artistic and educational interests). Two more lunar aspects a supportive, 60-degree link to Mercury (7:42AM) and a flowing trine of 120-degrees to Jupiter (1:53PM) provide additional creativity across the board. However, celestial party crashers are already on their way arriving on the earthly scene in the guise of a Sun-Saturn parallel (5:00PM), a frictional 45-degree aspect separating Venus from Uranus (6:19PM), and an off-kilter, 150-degree arc connecting Juno with Mars (6:46PM). This trio of discordant alignments is no cream puff and since all of these sky configurations occur in less than two hours, you want to be ready to roll with the psychic punches. When strained relationships develop between Venus and Uranus, as well as Juno and Mars, human interactions can turn emotionally unsettling by resonance. The ancient aphorism As Above, So Below is a cornerstone truth in the field of astrology. Therefore, if the macrocosm (the solar system) sows seeds of discontent, then the microcosm (earthly conditions) suffers the consequences. Fortunately, a ray of hope shines later on as Mercury forms an inspirational, 72-degree link to Saturn (9:42PM). However, the odds that this single sky configuration tonight might neutralize the provocative dynamics contained within three challenging aspects are probably 100-to-1. Nevertheless, under the aegis of Aries Moon, where goodwill leads the charge, there often opens up a way to succeed when the chips are down.
MON JAN 26 All hands on deck as the final workweek of January begins under trying circumstances. You may remember my admonition in this calendar on January 4 that solar and planetary alignments on one day dont just disappear the next day. Instead, they percolate below the surface of consciousness capable of still undermining your efforts or, if the aspects were favorable, giving you an extra boost of support. The trio of discordant sky patterns from Sunday appears to be combining into a low, bear-like growl that can cause psychic storms on the partnership front today. The Moon in Aries forming a constructive, 60-degree alliance with Venus in Aquarius (6:24AM) sounds pleasant enough, but it also begins a short void lunar cycle that lasts until 8:38AM when the Moon enters the sign of its exaltation Taurus. Taurus Moon every month can be very helpful if you need to balance your checkbook, learn more about the strange gyrations affecting financial markets, and be more pragmatic in daily decision-making. However, Venus turns from friendly asset (during its favorable 60-degree tie to the Moon) to difficult liability when it makes an abrasive, 45-degree connection with inwardly-turbulent Pluto (12:44PM). It would be great to wave a magic wand and make these two planetary adversaries come to the negotiating table. Nonetheless, about 8 hours later, the First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase makes its presence felt (energizing 7 degrees of Aquarius and Taurus at 8:50PM). Strive to cut through apparent obstacles blocking your path to success. Manage your business affairs with finesse and dont become your own worst enemy.
TUE JAN 27 Weather-permitting, enjoy gardening or exploring favorite trails that Mother Nature has to offer you during earth-oriented Taurus Moon. Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus, moves out of airy Aquarius to investigate the currents moving rapidly through watery Pisces (7:01AM). Venus has always been said to be exalted in this last sign of the zodiac perhaps because the heights of Piscean compassion coincide naturally with the loving, sensitive, and friendly nature of this alchemically-charged goddess archetype. Venus is underrated as a positive, life-affirming, mind-enhancing and monetarily-beneficial planetary agent. Hopefully, its presence in Pisces until February 20 will bring you the good luck that you richly deserve. In the meantime, the Moon squares Jupiter (6:20PM) warning you against over-optimism, obstinacy, and pride. This lunar 90-degree contact with Jupiter also starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until the arrival of airy Gemini Moon tomorrow at 2:37PM. Do your best to avoid hassles and stressful encounters with dear ones during this 20+ hour lunar time-out. Awakening your higher learning faculties is a terrific, 60-degree alliance between Mercury and Uranus (9:03PM). On the disturbing side of the astro-psychic ledger, Pallas in Sagittarius gets into a cosmic shoving match with Mars in Pisces (9:57PM). If Mars plays the role of forceful bully, he may prod Pallas to summon extra wit and wisdom to win a victory over manipulative behavior. Nevertheless, around the time-period when the Pallas-Mars clash is happening, lower your overall expectations and avoid mental fatigue to the best of your ability.
WED JAN 28 With the Moon in Taurus and in void mode until the lunar changeover to airy Gemini at 2:37PM, there is no need to race out of the starting gate full steam ahead this morning. Slow your tempo across the board remembering that Mercury is also doing backstrokes in Aquarius. While the Moon points you in the direction of completing odd jobs before initiating new, bold ventures, some jovial vibes keep you buoyant as the Moon parallels Jupiter (9:52AM). You may be able to tune into the shape of things to come as a supportive, 60-degree rapport between Mercury and Pallas (10:03AM) provides additional food for thought. A main event today concerns the asteroid Vesta entering Aquarius (11:45AM) until March 28. Utilize this benevolent zodiacal ingress (after the Moons shift into Gemini) to reinforce soul-sister and brotherhood ties as well as plot out a winning strategy regarding investment planning. The Moon entering Gemini (2:37PM) energizes reading and research, writing projects, educational pursuits, as well as arts, crafts and hobbies. If you start to feel a drag in social and business matters, it is probably due to the Moon squaring Venus (5:58PM) and opposing Saturn (8:45PM). Tune into a subtle and yet still important, 30-degree connection between Mars in Pisces and Uranus in Aries (11:31PM). Even though the red and radical-change planets are often adversaries, they can sometimes work for the common good particularly in offering you renewed physical and emotional vitality as Wednesday night morphs into Thursday morning.
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Highlights of the January 2015 Cosmic Calendar
By Mark Lerner
If last year
2014 began for you, dear ones, friends and colleagues with a considerable under-worldly bang, then you were in
synch with the very, extra-rare Sun-Pluto conjunction on New Years Day,
happening with a New Moon in
Is it any wonder then that 2014 saw the early rise of the plague of Ebola turning out of control in West Africa and then leap-frogging to Europe, North America, and elsewhere? In addition, while airplane crashes always unfortunately occur in a small percentage of the total number of flights the two Malaysian and one AirAsia Indonesian flights were filled with extra horror, intrigue, and baffling circumstances completely out of human control (in terrible keeping with how 2014 began, as well as two Uranus-Pluto squares in the course of the year, being the 5th and 6th of 7 total 90-degree confrontations by these two, difficult-to-handle outer planets, occurring from June 2012 to March 2015).
January 2015 begins in earnest, carefully over-lighted by its two-faced deity Janus (one face looking backward and the
other looking forward), our new 12-month cycle starts less tumultuously than
last year with merely two oppositions creating question marks on the
relationship front (the Moon in Gemini in polarity to Saturn in Sagittarius,
and Mars in Aquarius throwing barbs across the Earth at Jupiter in Leo). The
real blitzkrieg occurs this weekend Saturday January 3 and Sunday January 4
as the Sun squares Uranus, conjuncts Pluto, and then opposes the Moon, creating
the monthly solar-lunar crescendo, while many light years away and yet in
resonance with this Full Moon, three of the brightest five stars in the heavens
Sirius, Canopus, and Vega send celestial fireworks to one another via the
time-period including January 19 21 is a definite powerhouse as Venus makes
its annual opposition to Jupiter while Mars merges with Neptune on January 19
during the extreme, dark-of-the-moon Balsamic Phase of Sun and Moon. Then, just
after the Sun enters the universal air sign of Aquarius on January 20, there is
an almost immediate New Moon, providing a major momentum-building force for the
next 29.5-day solar-lunar dance through the
As January 2015 sounds forth its swan song on January 30 and 31, Venus and Saturn square off on January 30 to rattle the realms of the arts, social activities, and financial matters while the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury energizes 11 degrees of Aquarius with the latter convergence really being a line-up in the solar system of the Earth, Mercury retrograde, and the Sun. The eminent astrologers Dane Rudhyar, along with his teacher and colleague Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, referred to such a union as a New Mercury, wherein cosmic seed-ideas were being generated to enter the minds of hungry-for-illumination human souls.
Meanwhile, the last day of the month contains a Mercury-Juno polarity from Aquarius to Leo, an off-kilter and adjustment-needing, 150-degree liaison from Ceres to Juno, and a Mars-Chiron conjunction in Pisces. This trio of somewhat uncomfortable aspects points toward the need for emotional empowerment, respect and nurturing sensitivity in key relationships while putting an emphasis on utilizing healing forces to transform egocentricity into the selfless urge to spread the message of goodwill throughout humanity and the kingdoms of nature.
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