January 28 to 31
How have you fared this eclipse season? Has change swept into your life and cleared out the clutter? Or did the winds of change almost sweep you away? Maybe all, maybe none, maybe a bit of both. One thing for sure is we were given many an opportunity to be aware of where and with whom to place our energies and where to step back and conserve our vital force.
Due to this I’m returning to monthly updates as opposed to my dalliances into weekly sky weather reports. Juggling two toddlers, clients and home renovations means my lifestyle doesn’t allow it at the moment and sometimes you’ve just gotta choose you, sanity and family. Or one would hope!
Soooo, here's the themes for the final days of January 2019. Curiouser and curiouser.
The skies a relatively chilled for the next few days, after the hullabaloo of the last few weeks. On the 30th of January however , clever Mercury catches up to our radiant Sun in the sign of Aquarius bringing with it a plethora of lightbulb moments. This is the big AHA!
An idea has its time and takes hold, especially as this duo is 1. in an air ( = thinking ) sign, 2. in a fixed - read determined/ stubborn - modality and 3. Aquarius is all over questioning the done way. If you’ve been in a sticky “ what to do ?” type situation this day delivers an exit strategy in a grand way.
The final day, on the 31st of January, brings a luscious meeting between überdisciplined Saturn and visionary Neptune. It is the first of three meetings this year between these two planets, in their home signs respectively. When a planet is in rulership as these two are, they are super comfortable and functioning at full capacity. One of the key themes of 2019 is making your dreams come true. By this I mean fully actualising them, not just sitting around staring at the clouds daydreaming. It is imperative to be very, very practical about your hopes and aspirations this year and do your homework enough to satisfy great Saturn’s need for dedication, integrity and accountability. Without this to anchor our vision, the dream falters and crumbles. Poof! Into thin air. Remember this today as well as June 18th and November the 8th. We have wonderful opportunities in 2019, it’s just about seeing the forest for the trees.
As Kate Ceberano sang, “ And I won’t ever walk away. I’ll just be brave and stay. Hold me til the end and in your arms I’ll rise up high.” My wish to you is bravery of heart, clarity of intention and to be surrounded with those who uplift and inspire you.
See you in Feb my loves. xoxo
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Some weeks glide in effortlessly, others fly under the radar. This week bolts from the stalls in spectacular fashion due to Monday’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse or Wolf Moon to be exact. Why the Wolf? Because in the Northern Hemisphere this was the time that wolves would howl from hunger in and around the villages of India. The lack of food was from the cold. So theres something primal about this lunation. Something pack like and instinctual. The sign that the Eclipse falls in is Leo, sitting at a very potent 0 degrees. Issues around loyalty will roar as will protecting what is ours. Lunar eclipses essentially black out the light of our lady Luna, High Priestess of all things emotion, family, home and nurturing. They reset our emotional responses but sometimes not without upsetting our norm first.
Coupled with this energy are links from the Moon and Mercury to Uranus, the zodiac’s wildcard. There is much pent up emotion just itching to come out resulting in fatigue and lack of concentration. People and things behave in decidedly, ermmmm, unique ways. Uranus values freedom and originality. On the flip side there's knee jerk reactions, lack of commitment and rebelliousness. So you see here that this Moon has quite the signature. Don’t go throwing your whole life away based on a whim, if you can’t keep calm and carry anything then find a nice quiet place to lose your crap and do look at unusual solutions to existing problems. This Moon also links beautifully to Ceres, goddess of nutrition, Providence and fertility. Lovely. There is bounty to be had by not getting swept away in the chaos.
Venus is meeting up with the mysterious Neptune,blurring lines and creating romantic illusions. Still, brilliant for the creativity. Mars trips over Saturn and obstacles result but patience can be borne from a tactical approach. All of this on the 21st of January. Heck.
On the 22nd of the month Venus is right back in the spotlight with glorious Jupiter. This aspect won’t happen again until November so grab hold of the potential that manifests when these two benefics unite. Finances, happiness and relationships all reap the rewards from this combo. Ahhh…optimism. Such a feel good transit as long as we don’t go completely over the top and crack onto the boss or something. Mercury meets with the nodes that day so something will shift in the way in which we communicate and present our thoughts.
Speaking of...Uranus short circuits Mercury on the 23rd of January which I’ve discussed a bit above. Today it is exact. Machinery and cars can go haywire although we can hatch some brilliant plans. Just make sure you follow through. It's a tad temperamental this one.
On the 24th of the month, Mercury, once again, is on the move. This time into the sign of easy breezy Aquarius until February the 10th. These two aligned are stubborn, utterly strategic and cooly detached. Seek out those who support your ethos and with whom you can be utterly yourself. Just be you. Everyone else is taken.
On the 25th of January macho Mars joins forces with bountiful Jupiter so if you want to throw your all into a project, now is the time. Not only is this awesome for physical prowess, especially in the fire signs of Aries and Sagittarius respectively, but its perfect for knocking holes through the walls presented early this week. Great for confidence, productivity and creativity.
Go get em tigers. Have a brilliant week. xoxo
There is an ebb and a flow to all things and thats something to take into account over the next 7 days. We cannot have one without the other. Too much activity breeds nervous tension. The details get overlooked. Ennui is borne from not having enough.
Sooo, anyone up for a gentle walk outdoors, lovely yoga class or watching a beautiful film? Ummmm, me. Always! Well, we may just get the opportunity very early in the week, when luscious Neptune, ruler of heightened perception and spirituality aligns with communication planet Mercury. This aspect is great for unpacking the heaviness of last week and just being. Our psychic antennae is finely tuned as is our sensitivity. Gorgeous for meditation, creativity, connecting soulfully. Ahhh and music. Mind the details though if needing full blown facts and practicality. Use this time to recharge your batteries because the week seems to get more intense as it goes on. Pencil in the 14th of January for that afternoon stroll.
Whoa mamma, can you feel it in the air? Feel what you ask? A sense of energy building. And what energy it is! Firstly, on the 18th of the month, sensual Venus forms a truly harmonious link to passionate Mars. Oh, so lovely! Venus doesn’t feel overpowered by Mars but is complimented. Supported. Friendships, harmonious romantic associations and joyous social occasions are highlighted. A great time to not only show someone you love them but like them to boot. Keep it light.
This may be a tad tricky because on the same day Mercury joins forces with watchful Pluto. By nature these two planets, upon meeting, push things deep. I mean really deep. Fantastic for nutting out what makes you and others tick, honest evaluations of ourselves and our lives and anything that requires immense concentration and focus. Not so good for forcing your agenda or coming on too strong. Just because you want to go there doesn’t necessarily mean someone else is comfortable to do so. Be sensitive and kind. This combo can sting if it's misbehaving.
Alright here we go. Expect the unexpected on the 19th of January. It's as simple as that. The tradition bound Capricorn Sun squares off to future oriented Uranus in the final degrees of Aries. Fireworks or clashes of wills result. Of course it doesn’t have to play out this way but both signs don’t like to back down and both planets are very much do as they please. Approach today with a sense of open mindedness and a willingness to listen. Machinery or vehicles could throw major tantrums today as could our egos and nervous systems. If the old way won’t cut the mustard consider an innovative solution instead.
Speaking of, Aquarius, the sign that is ruled both by conservative Saturn and out there Uranus, begins its time in the Sun on the 20th of the month until February the 18th. This gives us a reprieve of sorts from all the testing of our foundations from the last month to seeing how we wish to build upon those blocks. It is the time to reach outward to friendship groups and people who can inspire us, potentially by tipping the status quo on its head. If something’s gotta go it’s gotta go. Keep that in mind for the upcoming Lunar Eclipse next week. Wink wink.
Be super good to you! Catch you on the flip side. xoxo
January 7 to 13
Well, this week is definitely about power. How to get it, how to hold it, how to wield it. The trick here is to not get entangled in other people’s delusions of grandeur or hidden agenda’s. Folks may be prickly, defensive or overly opinionated, especially early in the week. Differences of opinions could easily turn into heated discussions so remember the motto “Keep calm - insert: have a cup of tea, go for a run, have a bath … whatever works right? - and carry on”. Are we clear? Crystal.
On the 7th of January sensual Venus moves…finally! … into easy breezy Sagittarius. Worn out from the deep soul diving re love and finances of the last few months? Things just got a little, lighter. Fresher. Cheekier. I always think of Venus in Sag as that feeling you have after a really great yoga class, beautiful swim or a gorgeous dance. You’re invigorated, more alive and maybe even a little flirty. You’re optimistic and refreshed. You feel more prepared to get out there and live as you’re strong and present. Use this energy to connect with those of a like mind, explore and make your world a little larger. She’s in the sign of the Archer until February the 5th.
On the 8th of the month our think planet Mercury, newly in steadfast Capricorn, locks horns with Mars in Aries. And I mean literally locking horns. Mars is in rulership here so he’s not taking any prisoners. But Capricorn energy is cautious and calculated so he’s a formidable opponent. Expect dynamic conversations, rash decision making and temper tantrums as a likely result. This duo is wonderful for giving your opinion in a very clear, no holds barred manner, but just make sure you’re not going too o.t.t. Less is more today. Also watch the lead foot whilst driving.
On the 11th of January The Sun, also in the sign of earthy Capricorn, joins forces with powerful Pluto. The next time this happens will be in early 2020. This is an intense time when we ask ourselves “why am I here?’, “what is my purpose?”. We need to really dig deep to uncover the truth. Pluto is great at excavation mind you, so ask away. But be prepared for a radically honest answer. Don’t get dragged into power struggles and keep in your own lane, eyes on your destination.
Sun / Pluto keywords:
Stepping into your power
Chatty Mercury once again meets up with a big shot planet on the 13th of the month. This time it is serious Saturn. Actually we may be feeling decidedly un-chatty today. Our powers of observation are greatly honed as is our ability to discard frivolous or useless information. Mind you, conversations can grind to a halt under this transit or anything associated with Mercury. Telephones, the internet, means of transport, deliveries etc. This is a major reality check but a necessary one. It can help you anchor a plan and give it legs.
On the same day expansive Jupiter becomes ensnared in Neptune’s long tendrils. This is the first of three meetings for these planets for 2019, therefore an astrological signature of the year. Jupiter loves to push boundaries and explore the realms of ideals, our potential and the seeking of wisdom. It thinks globally. Neptune is spiritual, soulful and creative. It can also blur lines and dissolve boundaries. See the dilemma when these two meet up in a tense aspect? We have the need to create change and explore unchartered territory but may not have the appropriate information or vision to carry it forward. Hell, we may not even have the energy! This can bring disillusionment or disappointment. Clashes of ideologies, ethics and morals abound. Avoid dodgy schemes,gurus and righteousness at all costs. Live and let live. Great for taking time out for healing, creative pursuits and reconnecting to your spirit so please do so.
Enjoy! Wishing you a beautiful week. See you on the 14th! xoxo
January 1 to 6
If you wanted the New Year to begin with a bang, then tip your hat to feisty Mars, who moves into home sign Aries on the first of the month. This planet, after spending what seemed like an eternity contemplating it’s navel - well, most of 2018 anyway - is finally moving in the right direction and in rulership. Read raring to go. Confident. Sassy. Life jolts forward and dreams ignite. The pace quickens. Energy levels are on the rise so you’ll be able to keep up. Talk about kickstarting 2019! It will reside in La Casa Aries until February the 14th.
Mars in Aries themes:
Strong gut instincts
On the second of January stable and grounding Saturn basks in the rays of the Sun. Both planets are in serious Capricorn, which will cause us to really take stock of how we want this year to pan out. Sure, its a reality check, but its vision is structured and long term. Good for increasing confidence as long as you’re very honest as to your abilities. Keep your eye on the top of the mountain and take one step at a time. Endurance baby.
The fourth of January see’s clever clogs Mercury meet harmoniously with a stationing Uranus. The latter is getting ready to shift gears and move forward once again. In the final degrees of its time in Aries, this planet of freedom, game changing and innovation is super potent, so use the fire energy to think about how you can harness your passions in order to move life to the next level. There can be some very illuminating conversations today.
On the same day the Capricorn Sun tangoes with luscious Neptune in Pisces. These two planets aligned are wonderfully creative, imaginative and potentially spiritually inclined. All in all the 4th of the month is great for ideas that change the status quo and are of benefit to others. Each one teach one.
Our think planet, Mercury, is actually quite busy this week. On the 5th of January it changes signs from optimistic Sagittarius to practical Capricorn, until January the 24th. The seeds that were born over the last few months are now planted where they take root and grow. You may not see much going on on the surface, but they will be there, doing what nature does best. Mercury in an earth sign has a habit of making things flourish.
The week ends with a crescendo on the 6th of January due to the partial Solar eclipse in rock solid Capricorn. Yes, we are back to eclipse season lovelies! This is like an O.T.T. New Moon. The effects are far reaching and will take us to early July, 2019. The Sun, Moon, Saturn, Pluto and Neptune are all involved here. Not only that but Uranus, our planet of revolution moves forwards the same day. Solar Eclipses are great for writing goals, fresh starts, instigating change and often coincide with significant events. The ambitious Capricorn energy is great for locking and loading and building strong foundations.
Capricorn Partial Solar Eclipse themes:
Stripping away the dead wood
Unveiling yours and others highest calling
Being of service
London January 6th 1:28am
Sydney January 6th 12:28pm
New York January 5th 8:28pm
And there you have it. Enjoy the week! See you Monday. Be good to you. xxx
I'm a 4th generation Psychic, Astrologer and Tarot reader with over 20 years professional experience. This is my quirky, down-to-earth and honest portrayal of the day to day life of a reader, various channeled messages and astro lore. Enjoy! Ask questions, have fun, explore. Thanks for visiting!