Cosmic Calendar Highlights - January 2015
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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.
Copyright 2015 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises. All rights reserved.
Mark Lerner has been a professional astrologer since 1972.
He publishes Earth Aquarius News, an online astrology journal
with a major focus on Mundane Astrology and has been
writing the Daily Cosmic Calendar since 1981. More about Mark.