Astrology for the 1st Week of the New Year –
December 31 to January 6, 2019
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Astrology for 2019 – What to Expect & How To Navigate the Year Ahead
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have an idea going into the New Year on what to expect from an astrological point of view, and how to best use the energies of the year to your advantage? I have just the webinar for you!
I’m going to break down month-by-month the most important transits, planetary changes, eclipses and more during this webinar.
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Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn & Pluto coming closer and closer to conjunction, Uranus in Taurus, and Eclipses across Cancer & Capricorn are just a few of the major transit occurring this coming year. You will definitely want to know what to watch out for, when to take action in your finances, relationships, careers and more!
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I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!
Let’s get started …
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September Energy Report
I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!
Let’s get the big things out of the way first. We enter into September with Mercury having moved retrograde in Virgo on August 30 and a Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1. The Sun-Moon combo are at 9 Virgo, while Mercury moved Rx at 29 Virgo. Mediating both ends of the sign and making this an opportunity for growth is Jupiter at 28 Virgo. It’s almost as if we have bookends! The net effect of this is to make sure we have learned and continue to develop our Virgo lessons surrounding wholeness, health, practical forward action and connectedness!
From a Human Design perspective, the Sun/Moon will be at Gate 40-Lonliness during the eclipse with Earth at Gate 37-Friendship and Jupiter/Mercury/Venus will be at Gate 46 – Love of the Body. These energies together remind us to create or join community by getting ourselves out into the world to share our gifts and talents. Even the Hermits out there will appreciate the forming of bonds that boost themselves and others in healthy ways.
The second event for September (and maybe the biggest!) is the Lunar Eclipse on September 16. I’ve learned 3 major types of Astrology and all three of them show a very energetic day for the 16th!!
Western Astrology – the Lunar eclipse occurs at 24 Pisces/Virgo (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Pisces) forming a T-Square with Mars at the point. This adds up to high energy, dynamic change and an element of volatility.
Human Design – the Sun at 6 – Friction and the Moon/Earth at Gate 36-Crisis, pretty much sums up the potential energy of conflict during this time. Anytime that Gate 6 shows up we have Impact, jarring our senses and making us take notice. Crisis can be born out of boredom and restlessness causing us to do things we wouldn’t normally do.
Mayan Astrology – the Mayan system has built in “Burner Days” that they used as a way to release tension and the build-up of strain within the society. On the Burner Days there would be activities that brought the tribe together and released the pent up pressure. (The example of Super Bowl in our society comes to mind…) Because we have no organized way in today’s society to relieve the stresses, big events tend to happen that serve to bring us together – almost as if on an unconscious level we know that we must open the relief valve, but nothing is available on the conscious level for us to do it.
So it appears that all three systems of Astrology point to the potential for September 16 (or there about) to be a potentially impactful experience for us. This is not about FEAR, but being AWARE of your surroundings, the choices you are making in any given moment, and realizing that there will be others who are not as conscious as you and they may be on an edge. Seek PEACE, use COMPASSION, create from LOVE and we can minimize the negative impacts of this energy.
The rest of the month seems tame by comparison – as we move beyond the Lunar Eclipse we find ourselves once again in the energy of Sun at Gate 46 – Love of the Body and Earth at Gate 25 – Love of Spirit. Gate 25 energy is loving, sweet and healing! We will so need it!
Venus will be sitting at Gate 50 encouraging us to nurture both ourselves and others – in a balanced way!
The last week of September we find ourselves in the energy of Opinions and Criticism – “Judge not, lest you be judged” is a great mantra for us during this week. Worse yet are the harsh criticisms you may put upon yourself. Remember kind words toward self and others can go a long way.
Look for the weekly LIVE by Human Design updates for more specifics of each week.
Keynotes for September:
- Mindset – take care of what you are thinking and remember not to identify with your thoughts! DO NOT make any decisions from your head. If you need to know what your Authority is (your decision-making tool) go to my website at living-astrology and request your FREE Human Design chart!
- Take care of yourself, especially if you are someone who tends to over nurture others and leave yourself out! Compassion, love and nurturing are two-way streets!
- Get into your body!!! Love your body as it is the vehicle for your Spirit… how you think about your body is as important as what you do for your body
- Mercury Rx is in the Gate 47 (Mindset)/Gate 64 (Confusion) for most of the month so it is imperative that you KNOW yourself, get out of your head, and wait for MAGIC to happen.
Ah, October, the time of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, shorter days/longer nights and this year Mercury retrograde and Lunar and Solar eclipses! The fun begins October 4 when Mercury, planet of communication, the mind, and short distance travel moves into retrograde motion
Ah, October, the time of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, shorter days/longer nights and this year Mercury retrograde and Lunar and Solar eclipses! The fun begins October 4 when Mercury, planet of communication, the mind, and short distance travel moves into retrograde motion. Many of you have heard about this tiny planet and the havoc that can ensue when it changes direction, but what you might not know is that during a retrograde we have the opportunity to look deep within ourselves and make critical adjustments to our “vision” of ourselves. It can be the perfect time to re-imagine and re-envision our lives. October’s Mercury retrograde begins at 2° Scorpio, a deeply passionate, intense and intuitive water sign and moves backwards to 16° Libra, a balance-seeking, and relationship-oriented sign. This retrograde becomes an important part of the astrology for the autumn as Mercury sets the stage for the total Lunar Eclipse visible for us in the Western third of the country.
Eclipses are game changers! The energy of an eclipse is a powerful door opener and door closer for us, and the sign of the eclipse and it’s placement in your personal chart can denote where and what type of transformation is occurring in your life. The first eclipse is a total lunar eclipse on October 8. During a lunar eclipse, the light of the moon (our intuitive, soul energy) is temporarily dimmed in favor of the Sun’s more ego-centered energy. To make matters more interesting, during the eclipse, the Moon will be conjunct Uranus in Aries (planet of surprises, rebellion, and revolution) putting it in opposition to the Sun in Libra. On the world stage, this is going to be an interesting time as we are looking at an eclipse across the Aries-Libra or Love-War axis of the astrological chart. Could we find ourselves on the brink of another war? Or, will cooler heads prevail and peaceful and diplomatic solutions rule the month? Only time can tell.
Personally, we are also going through this same process of seeking freedom and rebelling against things that we have perceived to be holding us back. We have a very good opportunity to find peace within ourselves, and ergo the World, by moving forward in our lives with the things that bring us happiness and simultaneously allowing the same for others around us. We can create a win-win scenario by engaging this energy within our own lives – and the potential of inner peace and joy within creates the same in the outer world!
A partial solar eclipse occurs on October 23 with the new moon at 0°Scorpio. With the passage of first Saturn, then Mars through Scorpio, this solar eclipse opens us up to combining our deepest soul needs and our healthy ego together in a new way. Usually during a solar eclipse the Sun is completely blotted out leaving us much more open to our more intuitive nature. This eclipse however, is only partial, so we can see a way to blend both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, i.e. the masculine and the feminine to become more balanced.
Happy Birthday Libra!
Libra – September 23-October 22
Your normal consensus-building, cooperative self may be put to the test this month. The lunar eclipse across your relationship axis may have you wondering whether it is time for you to stop giving so much of yourself and to put yourself in the receiving seat. Mercury retrograding back into your sign can also bring issues back to the forefront that you thought were already solved. Use your formidable skills of tact and diplomacy to carve out a balance in your relationships. And, as the North Node (destiny) is also moving through your sign, this is the time to empower yourself in ways you have been avoiding, even if it means disturbing the peace for the time being.
Scorpio – October 22-November 21
If you have been putting off dealing with a health issue, Scorpio, now is the time to take care of it before it has a chance to get worse or turn into something major. Your sign has been playing host to both Saturn and Mars, and now this month, a solar eclipse. There may be a lot of emotional themes coming up for you, and as most of us are aware, those emotional wounds can literally turn into body issues when we hold onto them. It’s a great time for you to purify your body, mind and soul by paying close attention to diet, exercise, and what feeds your spiritual needs. Letting go of old wounds, beliefs, judgments, and grudges serves to allow the passionate, giving and healthy you to shine through.
Sagittarius – November 21-December 20
Lucky you Sagittarius. October’s lunar eclipse falls in your 5th House of Love, Romance, Joy, and Creativity, making this an awesome time for you to let go of anything standing in the way of your connecting fully to your authentic self! Backing you up in this, your ruling planet Jupiter is in Leo the sign that holds rulership over the 5th House meaning that you are empowered at this time to follow your Truth to the Freedom that you so love. Of course there may be little bumps along the way as Scorpio aligns in your 12th house of the hidden subconscious things that hold you back. Be willing to face the F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real) and push through old patterns that have held you back. Doing so now will be of great benefit when December rolls around and Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into your Sun sign
Capricorn – December 21-January 19
Capricorn, you may be feeling the push to spend more time at home with family as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Likely you have had to spend a lot of time on your career of late, and your loved ones and friends are missing your presence, as you are missing theirs. Remember that it is the connections we make with the people in our lives that sustain us. No one wants to wake up one day and find out that the most important things in life have passed you by. For you it really is time for a balance between self and others, and career and home concerns.
Aquarius – January 20-February 18
The Moon and Uranus in your 3rd House of Communication (the domain of a retrograde Mercury) may mean that something you say may be taken out of context or understood in the wrong way. How you say things this month is at least as important as what you say. An eclipse across the 3rd/9th house axis can also mean that you are ready to begin learning a new skill or taking on the role of teacher. The eclipse may even bring up the possibility of writing and then publishing that book you have in you. Just remember that you are an air sign and even though Mercury isn’t your ruling planet, you are still effected by its retrograde motion. Check and re-check any communication coming from you this month.
Pisces – February 19-March 20
The financial game changer that you have been waiting and hoping for may be on tap for you this month Pisces. Of course, abundance can come in many different ways. It is a new job or income? Or maybe money that you have been waiting for finally comes your way. Or maybe it is a gift you receive that you absolutely did not expect. No matter what it is, flow and abundance require a healthy sense of self-worth and the ability to value yourself appropriately. This isn’t always easy for you Pisces. Perhaps the timing is perfect for you to see yourself in an empowered way and boldly step out into the world in a way that has eluded you in the past.
Aries – March 21 to April19
The lunar eclipse effects your relationships. This might be the time where bold action in leaving a bad relationship can be the route to happiness. A move such as this requires courage and strength and determination, which you appear to have easy access to this month. Use this time as a way to strengthen the most important relationship in your life – the one with yourself! Pay attention to messages of change coming up from deep within you. They may very well be the access to Truth that you have been longing for.
Taurus – April 20-May 20
Taurus, this is your time to come out of the closet and emerge into the light! You may have been grappling with a host of emotional baggage over the last several months. It is time for you to make peace with all that fear, subconscious patterns and limiting thoughts that have been holding you back. Remember that you are the Master Manifestor’s of the zodiac, and that the universe is an equal opportunity manifesting place, meaning that whatever it is you have devoted your thoughts, energy and emotions to, is what is being manifested. Want access to financial abundance? Then stop framing it in the form of thoughts on what you don’t have. Make sense?
Gemini – May 21-June 20
As your ruling planet Mercury is in retrograde for most of October, Gemini, this could be a frustrating month for you if you’re trying to swim against the energetic tide. The best plan of action then is for you to take a good look at what your vision, goals and aspirations are, and see if you can re-imagine your way into your dream self. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? This is not the month to take action, but do everything in the background that needs doing so that when we get into November you are ready to launch the new you!
Cancer – June 21-July 22
Dear Cancer, your eclipse pattern is across the 10th House of Career, Profession and your 4th House of Home, Family, Security. Usually your concerns are more directed at the home, yet this month’s emphasis comes in your professional life. It’s a good bet that someone is eyeing you for a promotion or some kind of recognition. If you are self-employed, this could be a good month for business as you seem quite capable, professional and appealing in the marketplace. Mercury will be retrograde in this area of your chart though, so be sure to get any promises in writing and be sure there is a clear understanding of what any new job requirements or pay structures are. You don’t want to be surprised later.
Leo – July 23-August 22
Leo this is a time for you listen very carefully to your inner voice and intuitive knowing. Lucky planet Jupiter is in your sign until next August, so you want to be fully present to opportunities as they arise now. Remember that eclipses always close one door and open another. So, even if it looks like something is changing and you are not sure what that means for you personally, you are primed for good when you are following that inner guidance. There is also the possibility that you will have travel on your mind, or at the very least be exposed to different cultures in some way.
Virgo – August 23-September 22
Transformation is afoot for you Virgo. The game changing lunar eclipse sits in your 8th House of Transformation and Unearned Income. October energy can put you on the receiving end of money coming from investments, legacies, inheritances or in any other way that is not earned by the work you do. This is probably something that you have really waited for and make for a life-changing event.
Janet 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.
Have a Seasonal Reading to find out what is happening for you with the Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde and other transits. Follow this link to schedule your reading: www.living-astrology.com/seasonal-transit-reading.html
Autumn officially begins September 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm Pacific time when the Sun moves into Libra.
This seasonal shift is a powerful one with the Equinox, Pluto Direct and the New Moon all happening within a day of each other. The balance between light and dark, the inbreath and the outbreath, being empowered and being disempowered all held in a New Moon pushing us into being our fully realized selves.
Autumn officially begins September 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm Pacific time when the Sun moves into Libra.
This seasonal shift is a powerful one with the Equinox, Pluto Direct and the New Moon all happening within a day of each other. The balance between light and dark, the inbreath and the outbreath, being empowered and being disempowered all held in a New Moon pushing us into being our fully realized selves. Pluto sits at the midheaven of the Autumn Equinox chart making it the most powerful planet in play at this time, and this placement means Pluto is sitting in the 10th House which is our claim to our personal authority and authentic self. We have had months now of tasting what could be for us, while having to let go of and push through emotions and situations that were no longer serving us. What a welcome relief this time will be for most of us.
Helping us in this new phase of Self-authority, is a fire trine made up of Jupiter in Leo, Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. A trine brings is an ease and flow of energies between the signs/planets involved, and Fire is the energy of passion, creativity , joy, action and optimism. Looking at the planets themselves we see our inner Buddha-God-Goddess (Jupiter), Mars the bold action taker, and Uranus freeing us from oppression – whether self involved or from outside sources – and we can see that the energies they contain are not going to just let us sit idly by in our lives anymore. We have a call to action and that means it’s time to reveal your true selves!
Creating openings for us to do just that, are two eclipses in this season – a total Lunar Eclipse on October 8th and a partial Solar Eclipse on October 23. Remember that eclipses are game changers as they tend to be powerful forces opening up new opportunities and forcing a release of unsustainable situations for us. The total Lunar Eclipse is visible throughout most of the United States and takes place across the Libra/Aries axis, which puts it in the same area as the Autumn equinox & New Moon of September 22-24. We have a lot of opportunities to balance our energies, our lives, and to bring forward our unique and authentic expression to give to the world.
One small (or maybe not so small) transit to be aware of is our favorite – Mercury Retrograde – happening from October 4-25, 2014 from 2 Scorpio back to 16 Libra. We are already in the shadow period of this retrograde cycle, so be very conscious about what you say, what you sign, what projects you begin and so forth. This is another one of the Mercury Retrogrades taking us from water back into air, meaning that we have access to deep emotions/emotional responses/personal trauma-dramas that we can move up from the deep and into the mind for processing and releasing. We are nearing the end of this whole process of emotional processing, clearing and releasing as Saturn, the Taskmaster, is preparing for its last degrees through Scorpio and then moving into Sagittarius just after the Winter Solstice. I know many of us will be glad that Saturn will be moving on, yet grateful for the magic of transmutation of old patterns, beliefs and emotions.
Below is a list of the upcoming Transits effecting us for the Autumn. If you would like to know more about how these energies will be effecting you, please consider having a reading with me. Here are a couple of suggestions:
New Moon Reading: http://www.living-astrology.com/new-moon-reading.html
Seasonal Transit Reading: http://www.living-astrology.com/seasonal-transit-reading.html
Next week I’ll be sharing October astrology by sign, focusing on the Eclipses and Mercury retrograde. Until then….Have a stellar week!
September 23 – Pluto moves Direct
September 23-24 – New Moon at 1 Libra at 11:14 pm Pacific (on the 23rd); September 24 for all other time zones in the USA.
September 24 to October 15 – Fire Trine between: Jupiter in Leo, Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries
October 4-25 – Mercury Retrograde at 2 Scorpio to 16 Libra
October 8 – Total Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon across Libra/Aries axis at 3:51 a.m. Pacific
October 23 – Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 0 Scorpio; Sun moves into Scorpio, Venus moves into Scorpio
October 25 – Superior conjunction of Venus/Sun/Earth
November 16, 2014 – Neptune turns Direct
November 28, 2014 to August 25, 2015 – Black Moon/Lilith moves into Virgo
December 8, 2014 to April 8, 2015 – Jupiter Retrograde from 22 Leo to 12 Leo
December 21, 2014 – Sun into Capricorn (Winter Solstice) and Uranus Direct
December 23, 2104 to December 19, 2017 – Saturn in Sagittarius
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
December 10, 2011
6:36 a.m. PST @ 18 Gemini
There are no more awe-inspiring and fear evoking astronomical occurrences than solar and lunar eclipses. Throughout history eclipses have been greeted with dread, doom and gloom. I’m sure that we could find many things that happened during eclipses that have given it this reputation including deaths of the mighty and the bringing down of civilizations, essentially a changing of the guard in the larger world we live in. But for us as individuals, are eclipses something that should inspire fear?
My fascination with eclipses comes not from just where they are occurring today, but from their placement in our charts during our time in utero. The eclipses that we experience pre-birth imbue us with their energies and are important indicators in our process toward achieving our destinies. A reading of the pre-natal Solar Eclipse shows us what we are here on the Earth to teach. Indeed, it even shows us the responsibility that we undertook to forward the collective consciousness of the planet. It shows your promise to the universe and in return by teaching others you are bringing a balance to your own karmic scales. A reading of the Pre-natal Lunar Eclipse in your chart shows the lessons that you came here to learn. It is the lesson(s) of the soul and what it needs or desires in order to evolve.
Earlier this week I decided to try out the Pre-natal eclipse reading with a couple of friends because this is something that I haven’t used in readings for the last several years. Who knows why I stopped working with this information, but it seems that now is the time to bring this useful tool back into my toolbox. So, I called one of my friends and began relating her pre-natal eclipses to her. The response was incredible – first of all, I realized right away what the impact was going to be for her as she has been wondering about whether or not she was on her right path – but the information I was giving to her was so amazing that I could hear the emotion and tears in her voice as she related to me how freeing this was for her; to realize once and for all that she was following a path laid before her by her own soul. It was incredibly validating for me as well because I know where my eclipses are and I know what I am here to share and teach, and in that moment sharing with my friend, I knew for certain ( in that deep down body way of knowing) that I was on my path as well! But, one person’s chart does not tell the whole story. So, I recruited other friends and clients to work through their eclipses with me. And, unbelievably a pattern is emerging about the importance of the prenatal eclipses and how “freeing” this information is for everyone.
The timing of these realizations couldn’t be more right on either. The current eclipse pattern is in Sagittarius (truth-seeking, freedom loving) and Gemini (honest communication, working with change) – both are mutable signs, meaning the energy of change, flexibility, adaptability. The transiting North Node (destiny) has been in Sagittarius since the beginning of 2011 and the eclipse pattern in force since last December – so we are all being asked to live our “truth” and seek to free ourselves from anything that is not authentic to our own spiritual or soul paths. Each of you can probably relate to this information in your own lives as well. Any place where you have noticed that you’re stuck or where you can no longer deal with the situation, person, job in its current state are being effected by this current astrological pattern as well. The energy of change is upon us all – just look at the world we are living in right now – how willing are you to make the necessary adjustments to bring yourself into alignment with your destiny and soul’s desire?
Perhaps change isn’t just about our willingness to participate but our knowingness of the direction in which we are being asked to move? Am I on my “Path” or have I lost sight of it? Are the changes I’m experiencing a part of my soul’s grand plan? If you are asking yourself these types of questions, then I have a great offer for you. From now until the end of December I would like to offer each of you a reading of your Pre-Natal Solar and Lunar Eclipse patterns for only $25! This reading makes a great Christmas gift for loved ones and friends as well. Contact me either by email at email@example.com or via telephone (360)399-1122 to schedule your consult today!