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Astrology for January 2020

Astrology for January 2020


RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jera “perseverance”. No matter what the obstacles or challenges show themselves on our path, pushing forward with persistence and determination helps us grow. Nothing of value is ever achieved easily. If it were, we would all be enlightened and there would be no merit in this! The idea is to keep focused on our goals without allowing bumps in the road to stop us or deter our resolve. Blocks are always tests. How much do we believe in ourselves? How deeply do we want something? How strong are we?

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Uranus turns direct on Friday January 10th. Its shadow period remains until April 26, 2020. The degree it turns direct on (2º39’ Taurus) is symbolized by: “Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom”. The more we have the courage to be ourselves, the deeper the rewards. Recognizing and manifesting our uniqueness leads to freedom from the known. Once we intimately know ourselves, we are able to enter a world within a world where all good is possible.

Lunar Eclipse in Cancer (20º00’) on Friday 1/10 at 11:21 AM. This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: “A famous singer is proving her virtuosity during an operatic performance”. Eclipses always mark a dynamic turning point in our lives. The astrological “house” they fall in in our natal charts, indicates the area in our individual lives that will be powerfully affected by change. This eclipse is requiring that we leave no stone unturned, face our responsibilities and with efficiency, hard work, discipline and focus lay solid foundations within ourselves for what is to come. It’s almost the eclipse of the last chance. We can no longer procrastinate or elude our issues, they have to be met head on with courage and determination. Only then, shall we touch the benefits of mastery and be able to relax into all that we shall have accomplished.

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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Wednesday 1/1 between 6:14 PM and 8:00 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.

  • From Friday 1/3 at 5:18 PM till Saturday 1/4 at 8:15 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

  • On Monday 1/6 between 4:08 AM and 6:11 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

  • From Wednesday 1/8 at 2:16 PM till Thursday 1/9 at 0:43 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

  • <pFrom Friday 1/10 at 3:58 PM till Saturday 1/11 at 4:16 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Monday 1/13 between 5:42 AM and 6:06 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

  • On Wednesday 1/15 between 4:12 AM and 7:43 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.

  • On Friday 1/17 between 4:58 AM and 10:20 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

  • On Sunday 1/19 between 1:22 PM and 2:41 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

  • From Monday 1/20 at 8:46 PM till Tuesday 1/21 at 8:59 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

  • From Thursday 1/23 at 6:08 PM till Friday 1/24 at 5:20 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

  • From Saturday 1/25 at 11:06 AM till Sunday 1/26 at 3:44 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

  • From Tuesday 1/28 at 5:08 PM till Wednesday 1/29 at 3:51 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

  • On Friday 1/31 between 7:09 AM and 4:28 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Aries between Wednesday 1/1 at 8:00 PM and Saturday 1/4 at 8:14 AM + between Wednesday 1/20 at 3:51 AM and Friday 1/31 at 4:27 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 Saturday 1/4 at 8:15 AM and Monday 1/6 at 6:10 PM + between Friday 1/31 at 4:28 PM and Monday 1/3 at 3:28 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 Monday 1/6 at 6:11 PM and Thursday 1/9 at 0:42 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 Thursday 1/9 at 0:43 AM and Saturday 1/11 at 4:15 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 Saturday 1/11 at 4:16 AM and Monday 1/13 at 6:05 AM: 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 Monday 1/13 at 6:06 AM and Wednesday 1/15 at 7:42 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 Wednesday 1/15 at 7:43 AM and Friday 1/17 at 10:19 AM: 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 Friday 1/17 at 10:20 AM and Sunday 1/19 at 2:40 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 Sunday 1/19 at 2:41 PM and Tuesday 1/21 at 8:58 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….).

Moon in Capricorn between Tuesday 1/21 at 8:59 PM and Friday 1/24 at 5:19 AM: 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 Friday 1/24 at 5:20 AM and Sunday 1/26 at 3:43 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 Sunday 1/26 at 3:44 PM and Wednesday 1/29 at 3:50 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…

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This month’s intentional meditation starts on Friday 1/10. Take out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and placed them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they will bask in the light of the Full Moon in Cancer (Lunar Eclipse) at exactly 11:21 AM. Once that moment had passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.

On Friday 1/24 on the New Moon in Aquarius (4º22’) 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 out by exactly 1:42 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

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Thursday 1/2: Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (8:42 AM)

We express ourselves with integrity, warmth, enthusiasm and faith. Traveling, especially to a distant country, is very much favored. A wonderful time to further our education, develop our personal philosophy and enrich our spiritual understanding of life. Great also for conference speaking and writing.

Friday 1/3: Mars enters Sagittarius (1:38 AM till February 16th)

During the next 5 weeks, Sagittarius natives are favored. Excellent for starting an athletic training, outdoor activities and long-distance traveling. Our energy is dynamic. We feel more adventurous and philosophical than usual, seeking to understand other cultures in depth and excited to be spiritually enriched by them.

Monday 1/6: Sun Sextile Neptune (10:22 PM)

We could feel somewhat lethargic today, as if evolving in a dream. Circumstances could prove a little confusing. We could be strangely detached, as if witnessing our own lives from the outside. Best to lay low, get some needed rest, and use today’s inspiration to create a work of art.

Wednesday 1/8: Mercury Sextile Neptune (5:03 AM)

Artists could feel particularly inspired today. Our intuition is enhanced. We are likely to have deep insights into people and situations. We could however feel tired and slightly lethargic. A good use of this transit is immersing ourselves in a good novel or a movie that triggers our imagination.

Friday 1/10: Sun Conjunct Mercury (7:20 AM), Uranus turns direct (5:48 PM)

A good day to write emails, make phone calls and meet with friends. We are able to express our thoughts with clarity. Short trips are favored.

Sunday 1/12: Mercury Conjunct Saturn (1:51 AM), Mercury Conjunct Pluto (2:11 AM), Saturn Conjunct Pluto (8:22 AM)

An excellent transit to face our responsibilities and clear all the backlogged work off our desk. Our insights into people and situations are deep. A profound knowingness allows us to see through illusions and get to the core of matters.  Any project started today will require a massive amount of work, determination, focus and seriousness. However, no matter what challenges we encounter on the way, we shall see our endeavor to the finish line.

Monday 1/13: Sun Conjunct Pluto (5:16 AM), Sun Conjunct Saturn (7:16 AM), Venus enters Pisces (10:39 AM till February 7th)

A day of great inner transformation. Our leadership abilities express themselves clearly, shaping our environment in significant ways. Our commitment and seriousness of purpose help us fulfill our ambitions. We could feel more self-contained and self-sufficient than at any other time. During the next 3 weeks, our heart is more sensitive and vulnerable than usual. We feel great compassion towards others less fortunate than ourselves. Great music and inspired art touch us deeply. We are able to connect to others at a soul level.

Wednesday 1/15: Venus Sextile Uranus (3:17 PM)

A socially exciting day. We could meet unusual, interesting people who walk to the sound of their own drummer. It is important that in our intimate relationships, we find a balance between intimacy and freedom. A love could turn into a friendship and a friendship, become romantic. A sudden break up could occur, as well as a surprising infatuation with someone very different from the kind of person who have been attracted to in the past. Finances are also subject to unusual movement, causing unexpected abundance.

Thursday 1/16: Mercury enters Aquarius (10:31 AM till February 3rd)

3 weeks to meet exciting, new people, join social clubs, reconnect with our friends and develop our interest in scientific topics, UFOs and technologies of both the ancient past and future. Our minds are wide open to the unusual. Inventors could be particularly creative.

Saturday 1/18: Mercury Square Uranus (0:32 AM)

Unexpected informations could rock our world and destabilize what we thought to be real. It could feel like lightning striking, revealing aspects of people around us we never suspected. Sudden separations may occur as a result, as well as new connections we could never have imagined.  

Monday 1/20: Sun enters Aquarius (6:55 AM till February 18th)

During the next month, humanitarian endeavors are attractive. We should feel friendlier than usual, excited to expand our social circle and meet people from different walks of life. Our interests are broad, and our minds, open to the new, the unexpected and the unusual. Our need to express our uniqueness could make us more independent and rebellious.

Wednesday 1/22: Sun Square Uranus (10:53 PM)

Sudden changes could occur today that completely disrupt our general direction in life. A person from our past could re-emerge, causing disturbances. A day to be inventive in handling those changes so that we are not overly disturbed and find those new situations exciting.  

Thursday 1/23: Venus Sextile Jupiter (5:07 AM)

A wonderful day for social activities. We feel warmer and more tolerant than usual. We could receive unexpected gifts. Positive financial opportunities are likely to present themselves. Important however not to overindulge or be too exuberant, as things could quickly get out of hand. Patience, optimistic serenity and courtesy help us clear prior disagreements.

Saturday 1/25: Mercury Sextile Mars (5:10 AM)

We express ourselves with courage, calling a spade a spade. Our goals are clear and we act on them swiftly and decisively. 

Sunday 1/26: Venus Square Mars (5:37 PM)

A day to curb our temper and impulsivity. Impatient, aggressive reactions only make matters worse. If we can remain calm, collected and honest in the face of adversity, we shall find creative solutions to the challenges at hand. Our energy today is best channelled into competitive activities.

Monday 1/27: Venus Conjunct Neptune (12:01 PM)

A romance begun today could feel particularly enchanted and magical. At best, it is a soul connection, as worst, an illusion that will burst once that transit passes. It however helps us feel unconditional love and see beauty all around us. Artists benefit greatly from this aspect and could create exquisite work. Our compassion towards others less favored than ourselves is particularly enhanced. Our hearts are deeply touched by suffering.  

Tuesday 1/28: Mars Square Neptune (2:35 AM)

We could feel strangely anxious. Someone’s actions could be confusing. Important to stay grounded and not fall for spiritual imagination, especially in the form of delusional psychic advice. Events may develop differently than hoped for. Dreams may not materialize as expected. A feeling that things are slipping through our fingers could make us feel uneasy. Yet it is important that we honor our commitments and remain kind and considerate towards others.

Wishing you all the best new year ever!

In Loving Light.

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Kindly note that the days and times given are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.

The world is shifting. As old paradigms become irrelevant, we need the astrological insight and gifts that Michelle Karén provides for people worldwide, right now. Having predicted current global circumstances, she also holds the answers to help empower people. Michelle Karén is the author of the groundbreaking book, Astrology for Enlightenment, published by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. 

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