Category: Astrology by Dale Written by Dale Osadchuk Views: 1745
As I write this it is Saturday Jan 09. Here in the North Country where I live the landscape is still snow covered and it is a cold winter day. But Grandfather Sun is shining brightly and every day is setting higher on the western horizon. There is a feeling of optimism. After the events of this past week we all need to focus on resilience and hope. We do have challenges ahead that will require us to think in new ways but we do have support from the Universe to choose healing and transformation.
When Mars, the planet of action (or aggressive behaviour fueled by anger) entered Taurus (what is of true value and importance) on Jan 06 all hell broke loose in Washington, DC the Capital of The United Sates. I was speechless and to some degree still do not have the words to explain the events of that day. But in Esoteric Astrology Mars is a 6th Ray planet (along with Neptune-illusion). The 6th Ray is Idealism and Devotion with Archangels Uriel, the Dove of Peace, and Aurora Grace, Unity and Harmony. That is the Soul expression. But on the personality level idealism and devotion can lead to dogma and anarchy. Mars will be in Taurus until Mar 03/04 and activates the 4th Ray of Harmony Through Conflict or Harmony Through Beauty and Peace. It is the Ray of Humanity. So what will humanity choose? Our Archangel guides for 4th Ray are Gabriel, resurrection, and Hope, optimism and never giving up hope for change.
January/February is very dynamic with lots of twists and turns. On January 08 the messenger Mercury entered Aquarius (vision for a new way) and joined Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius (grounded expansion of that new vision). They are active on the 5th Ray of Knowledge and Healing with Archangels Raphael, the shinning one who heals, and Mary, unconditional love and acceptance. This is the Ray of current humanity. When you know better you do better. The 5th Ray is the Ray of The Healer. Let us make that the dominant influence in the days ahead. Mercury will be Retrograde in Aquarius Jan 30 to Feb 20 so the 5th Ray is guiding our thoughts and perceptions to go deeply into what we truly value (Mars in Taurus). On Jan 08 as Mercury entered Aquarius he squared Mars (finding new ways to take action). Mercury enters his retrograde shadow Jan 12 and will be in that shadow until March 13. He then enters Pisces (mystical connection and guidance) on March 15/16. But the square to Mars occurs again on Feb 10 when Mercury is still retrograde. So pay attention to what you are focused on during this time. Is it peace and harmony or conflict and aggression? If it is the latter change it.
There was another energy shift on Jan 08 when Venus entered Capricorn (self-love and focus on our Soul Purpose path). She will be in Capricorn until Feb 01 when she enters Aquarius and joins Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury in Aquarius strengthening the support from the 5th Ray. While she is in Capricorn she is guided by Clan Mother Talks With Relations, the mother of the planetary family. She teaches us how to enter the Sacred Space of others with honour and respect. A huge lesson on the planet right now. On Jan 09 at 10.53 am EST Venus trined Mars in Taurus creating the opportunity to be in relationship in harmony and peace. The Clan Mother for Mars in Taurus is Listening Woman. She is the guardian of The Stillness and Inner Knowing and teaches us how to hear with the heart. Something our relating needs. On Jan 09 at 10.17 pm EST Mercury and Saturn met at 02 degrees Aquarius (consciously creating a new foundation for relating to each other and the world). The Clan Mother for Aquarius is Wisdom Keeper. She is the Mother of friendship, planetary unity, and mutual understanding. She teaches us to honour the truth. She will be our guide for the Mercury in Aquarius journey as well as Saturn and Jupiter. More of the Clan Mothers stories can be found in The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.
Here are significant days for transformation or challenge. As you can see it is a very busy time. Hopefully I have not missed much.
Jan 11- Mercury and Jupiter join to support expansion and growth of your vision. They are working in harmony with Chiron in Aries, healing the spirit.
Jan 12- Mercury square Uranus challenging us to breakthrough to new ways of being. Venus square Chiron challenging us to heal old wounds.
Jan 12/13 Capricorn New Moon conjunct Pluto focusing on healing, release, and transformation for the new Lunar Cycle. Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius. Creating a new foundation based on what is of true value. Venus in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. Removing obstacles to breakthrough.
Jan 14- Uranus moves direct and the Sun meets Pluto in Capricorn. Breakthrough and transformation.
Jan 15 to 17- Moon in Pisces. Spiritual harmony and peace.
Jan 17- Jupiter in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. Challenge to stay connected to inner strength and intuitive guidance.
Jan 18- Moon enters Aries. New inspired vision. In harmony with Saturn, Chiron, and Jupiter.
Jan 19- Sun enters Aquarius. Sharing your gifts of healing with the world.
Jan 20- Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Breakthrough or breakdown. Very unpredictable energy. Stay connected to inner guidance. Wait and watch before taking any action. Moon in Taurus says connect with what is of true value today to Jan 22 especially.
Jan 23- Mars in Taurus square Jupiter in Aquarius. Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. Challenging you to stay focused on your vision for a new way of being.
Jan 25- Sun in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries. Day for healing any blocks to living your authentic life.
Jan 26- Sun in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus. Moon is in Cancer so be aware of emotional reaction to whatever is happening. Find ways to be responsive instead of defensive. Neptune in Pisces is square the South Node in Sagittarius and the North Node in Gemini. Release the past with love and embrace unity and truth.
Jan 28- Leo Full Moon. Venus conjunct Pluto. Sun conjunct Jupiter. Healing, transformation, and release. Be centered in the compassionate heart.
Jan 30- Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius until Feb 20. Discover your true vision by looking deep within. Listen to the messages from the Universe to guide you.
Our Animal Totem guides are based on the Medicine Wheel. For the Northern Hemisphere I have used NH and for the Southern Hemisphere SH. But wherever you live they will guide you when asked. Taurus - Beaver, clearing the old and building the new (NH) Snake, shedding the old and healing into the new (SH). Aquarius - Otter, curiosity to learn and joyful sharing (NH) Salmon, determination and courage to create the new (SH) Capricorn - Snow Goose, following your dreams and vision (NH) and Flicker Woodpecker, All Healing Love (SH).
2021 is the Tarot Constellation of The Hierophant, learning from experience and becoming the wise teacher. Buddhist nun Pema Chodron tells us “nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”. That just may be the mantra for 2021.
Namaste and blessings,
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