Happy New Year! Astrology for January 2015

Welcome to 2015, an 8 universal year of Abundance, Power and Balance! The energy of 8 is very upbeat and optimistic, as well as ambitious. Very likely we are going to hear a variety of economic news – highs and lows. As well, the voice for balance between the haves and the have-nots gets louder.

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 Capricorn (12/21 to 1/20) and Aquarius (1/20 to 2/19)

January is a 1 month in an 8 Universal year making January a 9 month (1+2015=9) of Completions, Higher Awareness and Creativity.

Welcome to 2015, an 8 universal year of Abundance, Power and Balance!  The energy of 8 is very upbeat and optimistic, as well as ambitious.  Very likely we are going to hear a variety of economic news – highs and lows.  As well, the voice for balance between the haves and the have-nots gets louder.

We begin the year in the shadow of Mercury going retrograde (I can hear the groans)!  The retrograde actually begins January 21, 2015, putting us in the shadow from January 4th.  It is usually in the shadow that things really begin to go wonky, so watch out for communication glitches, travel issues, and the inevitable misunderstandings!  Mercury moves back to direct motion on February 4, 2015.

This Mercury Rx (retrograde) is in the sign of Aquarius, from 14° back to 1°, making this the first time in a while that Mercury’s retrograde has stayed in the same sign for the full cycle.  Last year’s retrogrades started in Water and went backward into Air, and for 2015, all the retrograde cycles of Mercury will be in Air Signs.  Air is the realm of the mind and thought, so when Mercury retrogrades in these signs our thinking processes are effected.  Rational may turn to irrational, logical to illogical and the normal ability to communicate with clarity can become difficult.

Aquarius rules groups and friends that we associate with, and I suspect that the retrograde will primarily affect us in the group dynamic.  Can you imagine the difficulty that the new Congress will encounter this year?  Factional, fractional and quirky – and we thought it would be better?

There is a purpose to Mercury in retrograde though, and that is, when used properly, retrogrades give us an opportunity to go within and re-evaluate, re-think, and reflect.  When the retrograde is over, then the time for action returns.  The opportunities for us while Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius are about aligning ourselves with like-minded people and groups, allowing ourselves to see how we can be free of limited thinking, looking at things in a new way or with a new perspective, and maintaining an almost aloof demeanor in the face of emotional challenges.

 

The Moon Cycle this Month:

The Full Wolf Moon is January 4 at 14° Capricorn-Cancer at 8:53 pm Pacific time.  Remember that the full moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other.

Meaning of the Sun (14 Capricorn) during this full moon:  Focusing our energy on the care of the children who will inherit the Earth.  Here is a reminder that we have a responsibility to leave a world behind that our children can thrive in.

Meaning of the Moon (14 Cancer) during this time:  The material world and the spiritual world come together in abundance and plenty for all.

The New Moon occurs on January 20 at 0°Aquarius at 5:15 am Pacific time.  The New Moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in a conjunction (at the same degree of the same sign).

Meaning of the Sun-Moon at this time:  Bringing ideals into concrete form.

January through the Signs

This month I will be focusing on what Mercury retrograde in Aquarius will bring for each sign.

Remember to read the information for your Sun sign, Moon sign and Rising Sign to get a better idea of what is coming up for you. If you do not know your Moon and Rising sign, ask your astrologer or go to my website (address at the end of this article) and request your information.

Aries – March 20 to April 19

Dream, dream, dream Aries.  That is what this month’s Mercury retrograde brings up for you.  Since this is not a great time for external action on your part, take the time to re-vision your goals, dreams and aspirations!  Spend some time letting inspiration guide you into the infinite possibilities of what 2015 can be for you.  I know this may be difficult for you action-oriented Aries, but trust me, the benefits of dreaming vs. doing right now are huge.  Take care in communication with friends and associates during this time as well – Mercury retrograde is notorious for misunderstandings.

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

For you Taurus, Mercury retrograde gives you some time to reconsider your career or professional path. Have you been resisting changes to your career or resisting doing what you know you must do in order to claim your real authority in the world?  Now would be a great time to make the plan for change in this area of your life.  Don’t take action yet, but certainly take a deeper look at where you are now and where you would really love to be.  Watch for communication breakdowns as it relates to contracts and such that effect your profession.

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Time for the usually superficial Gemini mind to take a deeper look at the meaning behind what has been going on in their life.  Mercury is your planetary ruler, and because of that, Mercury retrogrades have a greater effect upon you.  I believe it’s time for you to position yourself in a bigger way in the world, Gemini.  That means that you may have to spend time looking at ways you have been playing small.  Who would you benefit by aligning yourself with?  Consider building a team to broaden your reach.

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Mercury will be in your 8th House of Sex, Death-Rebirth and Shared Resources. The planet Uranus rules the house that your Mercury retrograde is occurring in. That means, expect the unexpected concerning finances.  Perhaps you forgot to pay a bill, or there is a repair needed on the car, or even better an unexpected windfall of cash coming your way.  Whatever it is Cancer it is hard to predict how this will play out, as powerful planet Pluto is involved in this for you.  My guess is that in the end, the experience will be of a transformative and empowering nature.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Mercury is retrograde in your Relationship house Leo.  This gives you an awesome opportunity to re-evaluate who is in your life and whether it is better for you to continue with the relationship or to move on.  Are you associating with the people that support your growth and are like-minded?  Remember to communicate with love in your closest relationships this month as misunderstandings and miscommunication here will affect your marriage or partnerships.   Aquarius is your mirror image Leo, as are your relationships.  What do you see?

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

Mercury will retrograde in your 6th House of Work, Service and Health.  If you have been thinking about doing humanitarian work Virgo, now is the time to start researching what your options are.  Aquarius embodies World Service, and Virgo’s love to be of help or service to people in need.  Surely this is a match made in heaven for you!  Just be careful about the timing of your joining into something as Mercury is retrograde until February 4!

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Mercury goes retrograde in your 5th House of Love, Romance & Creativity, so there is the possibility of misunderstandings between you and a loved one.  Libra you are always trying to make things right for everyone, and sometimes – like when Mercury is retrograde – it is impossible to make everyone happy.  So, make yourself happy!  Do something fun and enjoyable and completely out of the realm of normal for yourself!  Treat yourself to a New Year’s gift!

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Scorpio, this Mercury retrograde occurs in your 4th House of Home, Family and Foundations, and because Aquarius the sign is square (challenging) to your sign things could be a bit irritating for you.  Perhaps there are squabbles and conflicts going on between family members and you get caught up in the frenzy.  Just remember to keep your cool – peace and tranquility begin within.  Life is easing up as Saturn has moved out of your sign into neighboring Sagittarius.

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

Dear Sagittarius, your usual blunt remarks that some people find endearing in you, could become your worst faux pas’ this month with Mercury retrograde in your 3rd House of Communication and The Mind.  There are opportunities for you during this coming month, as well, to use the power of words and your arrow of truth, to empower people – including yourself.  Maybe just take a moment before you blurt out anything to your friends and associates.  Censor yourself, just for this month.

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

Mercury retrograde falls in your 2nd House of Earned Income, Resources, and Self-Worth.  Capricorn, with your ruling planet (Saturn) now in Sagittarius, the search is on for you to express your True, Authentic Self in the world.  With Mercury retrograde here you may be revisiting old self-worth or self-confidence issues.  The trick is to look deeper within you to the TRUTH of who you really are!  Don’t be concerned if opportunities that you thought were a lock get delayed.  It is just the retrograde and things will come back around.

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

Aquarius, you are used to being different and marching to the beat of your own drummer, but you can get stuck in some areas of your life.  Aquarius is a “fixed” sign and Mercury retrograde in your 1st House of the Self is putting pressure on you to change, as it is a “mutable” planet.  Don’t be afraid to take a deep look at yourself this month and see where you have become locked in to some pattern, way of looking or being, and release yourself, allow change for yourself, be free!

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

This could be quite the interesting month for you Pisces!  Mercury is in your 12th House of the Hidden Subconscious Mind, Self-Sabotage and Fears.  The 12th House is the natural domain for Pisces, so you’re no stranger to the “monsters” that come up from the deepness of your psyche.  The difference this month is that you have a superb opportunity to see the obstacles in your life in a new way, in an empowering way, in a way that allows you to finally “Let Go, Let God”- surrendering to the bigger truth that lies just under the surface.

#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology radio on the EmpowerYOU Radio Network.  She specializes in readings that empower individuals to live their authentic lives.  Request a free Human Design chart by going to her website at www.living-astrology.com.  She can be reached at 360-399-1122. 

Astrology for December 2014

Wow! What a way to set the stage for 2015! I love checking into the numerology of months and years to see if I can divine an undertone for the time period, and December this year is a wonderful harbinger of the energies to come. Assuming that you were able to let go of old beliefs, patterns and ways of limiting yourself in November, then December will be the launching pad to a whole new way of BEing.

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Sagittarius (11/21 to 12/20) and Capricorn (12/21 to 1/20)

December is an 12/3 month in a 7 Universal year making December a 10/1 month (12+2014=10/1) of New Beginnings, Optimism and Confidence.

Wow!  What a way to set the stage for 2015!  I love checking into the numerology of months and years to see if I can divine an undertone for the time period, and December this year is a wonderful harbinger of the energies to come.  Assuming that you were able to let go of old beliefs, patterns and ways of limiting yourself in November, then December will be the launching pad to a whole new way of BEing.

There are some very interesting astrological transits for the month of December as well.  On December 8, 2014 the planet Jupiter will turn retrograde in Leo which brings us a few months of inner growth and expansion.  Then on the 14th, the Sun in Sagittarius joins Jupiter in a Fire trine of Passion, Creativity and Action.  Now is the time to really tune-in to what your inner self is longing for, and choose to listen and act from your Soul!

We will also witness the 6th of 7 Uranus-Pluto squares on December 15, which have been ongoing since June of 2012.  The energy of these two planets in square has been responsible for bringing to a crisis point, some of the very things we thought were settled in the mid-60’s when Uranus and Pluto were in a conjunction.  For instance, we find ourselves still dealing with explosive racial issues, women’s issues like abortion and equality, and even voting issues have once again been brought up and tested.  As we come to the end of this part of the cycle and we pass the crisis point, what we will have left is more freedom and less oppression.

The big news for December is the move of Saturn into Sagittarius from Scorpio for the first time since 1985-1987.  For the last 2 ½ years we have been working through emotions and old beliefs – releasing what no longer served us, and moving forward despite our fears.  Now the energy will be shifting from the watery intensity of Scorpio into the fiery search for Truth that is Sagittarius.  Saturn as a planet, helps us focus and concentrate our energy, and Jupiter as ruler of Sagittarius is concerned with growing and expanding into more adventurous territory.  Together they can help us with sustainable growth, allowing forward momentum without over-doing it.

The Moon Cycle this Month:

The Full Cold Moon or The Full Long Nights Moon is December 6 at 14° Gemini-Sagittarius.  Remember that the full moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other.

Meaning of the Sun (14 Sagittarius) during this full moon:  Tuning into the natural rhythms and cycles so that we can plan ahead accordingly.

Meaning of the Moon (14 Gemini) during this time:  Blending your energies with like-minded people in order to foster an open mind.

The New Moon occurs on December 21 at 0°Capricorn.  The New Moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in a conjunction (at the same degree of the same sign).

Meaning of the Sun-Moon at this time:  Claiming and assuming one’s authority in the world.

December through the Signs

This month I will be focusing on what Saturn in Sagittarius will bring for each sign.

Remember to read the information for your Sun sign, Moon sign and Rising Sign to get a better idea of what is coming up for you. If you do not know your Moon and Rising sign, ask your astrologer or go to my website (address at the end of this article) and request your information.

Aries – March 20 to April 19

The next couple of years will be very interesting for you, Aries, as you will be dealing with Saturn in your 9th House of Beliefs, Philosophy and World View.  You may be ready to confront areas in your life where you have had a kind of tunnel vision or narrow mind.  Expansion of the mind begins when you can see and feel yourself as an individual part of a larger collective of souls.  Don’t be afraid to explore new and alternative systems of thought, new cultures, and new world views.

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

Ultimately these next couple of years are going to bring issues of your finances to the surface – especially any finances that you hold jointly with others.  This can be a very good time if you have been working to decrease your debt and have managed your resources wisely.  Timing is perfect for you to look into long-term investments and ways to build your financial security.  Don’t be afraid to try new things, but also be wise about what you get yourself into.

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Relationships and partnerships come under Saturn’s scrutiny for you, Gemini.  Working with others is the perfect way for you to expand your reach in the world, but move into new relationships with both eyes wide open.  You want to partner with people of like-mind who are willing to do their share in the partnership.  At some point in this Saturn cycle, your Sun will be opposed by Saturn giving you a great opportunity to re-evaluate your relationships, and your life direction.

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Health and healing are emphasized for you Cancer.  Saturn rules the skin, bones and teeth in the body, basically the structures that support us, and can expose weaknesses in these areas.  Good health begins with your beliefs about your body, the nutrition that you receive from the foods that you eat, and other healthy habits that you have developed.  These next two years would be fabulous for beginning a new healthy outlook on your life and your physical being by tuning into what would support your body.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

A few words of advice to you Leo, remember that child-like enthusiasm you have, and make joy and creativity a priority for the next couple of years.  With Saturn moving through your 5th House of Joy, Children, Creativity, it may be difficult for you to connect with the energies represented in this house.  Life may be more serious, busy or challenging for you, and the way to work with this energy is to have discipline while working, and to build in enough time for pleasurable activities.

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

Instability vs. Stability – that is the question for Virgos.  Saturn will be trekking through your 4th House of Home, Family, Foundations for the next 2 ½ years causing you to look carefully at what constitutes safety and security.  Are you holding on too tightly to things, ideas, or beliefs that are weighing you down rather than freeing you?  Focus your energy on the little things that, taken step by step, can build your foundation into something you can depend on.  Don’t let victim-martyr energy get in your way.

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Libra, your Jupiter ruled 3rd House of Communication, Learning & Neighborhood plays host to Saturn over the next 2 ½ years putting focus on Thought, Word and Deed.  It is here in the 3rd House where we first encounter our ideas of ourselves being manifest in the world.  Thoughts give voice to words which in turn give action to deeds.  Be Mindful, Be Caring, and Act from Love.  Let curiosity lead you into a new course of study that is stimulating and interesting to you.

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Scorpio you may be breathing a sigh of relief as Saturn is leaving your sign this month!  After 2 ½ years of emotional intensity and releasing of “baggage,” it is now time to see where that lightness of spirit takes you now.  My suggestion?  Find your passion, direct your formidable energy towards it, and watch both your financial picture and your self-worth improve!  One word of caution though – measured growth and expansion is favored over all out growth without boundaries.  Enjoy!

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

The pressure comes to you now Sagittarius.  For those of you in your late 20’s and late 50’s, you will be experiencing your Saturn return – a time for directing your life energies in an authentic and disciplined way.  Saturn’s transit through your sign may dampen your usual optimism, but if you use this energy to purposeful put one foot in front of the other, aimed in a new direction, this can be a very meaningful time for you.  Imbued with your personal Truth, a new confident and worthy you is emerging!

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

Capricorn, your ruling planet will be moving through a sign whose energy may feel alien to you.  Your usual pragmatic and practical way of doing things will have to make room for Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius’ more expansive nature.  Sometimes you have to take risks in order to make progress, and the next 2 ½ years will definitely test your risk-taking abilities!  Face your worst fears and insecurities, act with a dose of faith and optimism, and at the end of this transit you will be amazed at what you have accomplished!

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

The time for dreaming is done, and the time to put the dream in action has arrived!  As a “fixed” sign Aquarius you can get into a rut, and now is not the time to stay in that rut.  It’s time to release your ideas/ideals out into the world. Share your creative impulses with like-minded people, enlisting their help and support in getting noticed. Saturn is the traditional ruler of your sign, so you have a kind of luck or ease and grace with this transit, so make the most of it!

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

Pisces, you have been somewhat protected over the last year as Saturn was in Scorpio and Jupiter was in Cancer, creating trines or an easy flow of energy in your chart.  Now, as Saturn prepares to move into Sagittarius and Jupiter is in Leo, reality sets in and the real issues that were not dealt with, come crashing into you.  For most of 2015, Saturn in Sagittarius will be square to your ruling planet, Neptune in Pisces, creating a situation that can feel very much like a pressure cooker in the Pisces, Sagittarius parts of your chart.  If ever there was a time for a reading, then this is it!

 

#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology radio on the EmpowerYOU  Radio Network.  She specializes in readings that empower individuals to live their authentic lives.  Request a free Human Design chart by going to her website at www.living-astrology.com.  She can be reached at 360-399-1122.