Friday, December 27, 2013

January 2014 Forecast--Ushering in a Year of Sobriety

photo by Patricia Herlevi
On New Year's Day, right off the bat we experience a New Moon in Capricorn at 11 degrees (direct opposite my Mercury). Along with this Moon, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Pluto transit through Capricorn, bringing a heaviness to January in the form of a stellium.  Most of us won't be partying on New Year's Eve and by the new year, we're going to put our nose to the grindstone, clear up old business, write up business plans, and reassess what is and isn't working in our lives.  Our thoughts revolve around integrity, structure (old and new), family, finances, employment or a small business.  We will feel old and responsible until the Sun moves into Aquarius later in the month.

This might seem like a shock after experience a joyous and playful early December with planets in Sagittarius.  With Venus retrograde in Capricorn until the end of the month and opposing Jupiter for the second half of the month, we are going to put pleasure last on our agenda list.  We might find that we spent too much money during the holidays, ate too much, or enjoyed ourselves to the point of causing ill health which now grabs are attention.  Women might wish to start a beauty routine for skin and hair.  Gray hairs will get to some folks and we might just not feel desirable at this time, not that we care, since our minds will be on how to make more money to pay off our debts or get a better paying job.

As I mentioned in early posts, we start off the first week of January with a Cardinal T-Cross with Mars in Libra, Pluto and other planets in Capricorn, Jupiter in Cancer and Uranus in Aries.  I recommend watching Carl Boudreau's YouTube video on January 2014 since he goes in depth about this Grand Square as well as, a kite that pulls in Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer.  And I just don't want to talk about this cross any longer.  I feel like I've already said enough.

Only the Sun and Mercury change signs during the month, giving us some stability.  Mercury moves into Aquarius after a short stay in Capricorn on December 12 and our thoughts and communication become more innovative and even more radical.  Out of the blue we receive inspiration to help us move past impasses and quagmires.  The Sun moves into Aquarius on the 21st and I always think of this as the humanitarian Sun when we all want to have our voices heard as we do something beneficial to the world.  Here's hoping anyway.

The asteroid Pallas goes retrograde on the 5th and as I mentioned earlier Venus goes direct on the 30th.  Most people won't even notice the Pallas transit, but it does have to do with women and is related to Athena and wisdom.  Venus is also related to women and after going inward, women and the Divine Feminine, can speak out and share wisdom we have gained in the past weeks with the retrograde in Capricorn.  In fact, since Capricorn represents age and time, I think it's time to listen to older women in authority positions or who have the wisdom of a sage.  Often we dismiss older women, especially in the US and we don't allow them to share their wisdom.  This is a mistake of course and now is a good time to tune into this wisdom or what I would like to call the Wisdom of our Grandmothers.  Pay attention.

In contrast, Venus often represents the younger woman of sexual reproduction age, but in Capricorn even the younger women feel older or need to tune into older women to help them with problems that they face with leadership or perhaps physical problems.  They might want to consult an older woman for intuitive or financial purposes and now is a good time for women sharing their wisdom in circles and other gatherings.  Get out the drums and sing out, ladies.  And for you men, listen to your mothers and grandmothers.

January 1--New Moon in Capricorn at 11 degrees
conjunct Mercury (12 degrees), Sun (10 degrees) and Pluto at 11 degrees
Square Mars in Libra at 11 degrees and Uranus in Aries at 8 degrees forming a T-Cross

January 16--Full Moon in Cancer at 26 degrees squares Ceres in Libra at 26 degrees (harvest) and Vesta at 22 degrees carrying a Divine Feminine theme and asking us how we will nourish ourselves and nourish others.

January 30--New Moon at 11 degrees Aquarius forms an inconjunct with Jupiter in Cancer and a sextile to Uranus in Aries while Jupiter squares Mars.  This implies to me that women will stand off against younger male energy and the issues could be around food security, child rearing or older women in the work place dealing with younger men, such as students.

I am accepting appointments for yearly forecasts as well as, reading the natal charts of young children for new parents in January.  For details go to and click on the Whole Astrology tab.  I am also starting an intuitive coaching practice in January using various tools.

Remembering Helen Reddy's big woman song:

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