Happy New Year Blessings!
Here is a great image to energize for 2014
as it is a 7 year and 14 is double 7’s.
So… I am imaging
2014 to be a triple 7 jackpot year!
How cool is that?
The 2014 January Celestial Timings PDF with Star Maps etc…
and be sure to check out the Audio Timings with lots of extras
You CAN Do MAGIC!
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You’re the one who can put out ignite the fire…
You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay
Doo, doo, doo …
I received a gift of Unexpected Magic on December 15. This 19 minute audio story also includes insights on snake medicine, snakes shedding their skin and how that relates to Saturn cycles, Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer or Snake Handler, the Chakras and the unexpected encounter with this 1982 top 40 hit song “You Can Do Magic” by singer-songwriter Russ Ballard that was a part of this magical encounter. AND apologies to Russ Ballard as I couldn’t resist putting in the words “ignite” the fire in the above song.
Plus there is also the fact that we are in the last weeks of the Chinese year of the Snake adding a whole other level of magical insight. See YouTube of the Song Due to an unexpected computer glitch and the loss of the first 4 days of the January Celestial Timings the Shedding and releasing statements begin with January 5 meant to be an inspiration for you to create your own statements.
|Moon Signs and Phases for January 2014|
|Jan 01||03:14 am||New Moon 11 Capricorn||What Seeds are mine to plant and be responsible for now?|
|Jan 02||09:02 am||Aquarius||How can I be open to receive the visions that are mine to have?|
|Jan 04||08:58 am||Pisces||How can I be more compassionate toward myself and others?|
|Jan 06||11:45 am||Aries||What inspired and decisive action is mine to take now?|
|Jan 07||07:39 pm||First Quarter 18 Aries||What is the next threshold for my mission in life?|
|Jan 08||06:23 pm||Taurus||How can embrace the enjoyment and pleasure of life even more?|
|Jan 11||04:26 pm||Gemini||How can I have more fun and be more creative in all I am doing?|
|Jan 13||04:25 pm||Cancer||How can I responsibly nurture myself and those I care about?|
|Jan 15||08:52 pm||Full Moon 26 Cancer||What nurturing energies do I have coming to fruition now?|
|Jan 16||05:00 am||Leo||How can I truly love myself even more?|
|Jan 18||05:23 pm||Virgo||What is the next step in fulfilling my sacred work?|
|Jan 21||04:43 am||Libra||How can I be truly myself and a conscious equal partner?|
|Jan 23||01:43 pm||Scorpio||How can I more fully live my passion and desire?|
|Jan 23||09:18 pm||Last Quarter 4 Scorpio||What is the threshold of aliveness I am integrating now?|
|Jan 25||07:12 pm||Sagittarius||How can I more fully live the truth of who I am?|
|Jan 27||09:04 pm||Capricorn||How can I manage my life more responsibly?|
|Jan 29||08:33 pm||Aquarius||What new perspectives will expand my knowing?|
|Jan 30||04:14 am||New Moon 11 Aquarius||What revolutionary seeds do we plant for evolution & growth?|
|Jan 31||07:44 pm||Pisces||How can I help and heal myself and others?|
January Daily Celestial Timings (all times are PST unless otherwise noted)
Happy New Year! The first of 2 New Moons this month both near perigee (closest to the Earth) are amping up the energy of the New Moon conjunct Mercury exact 4:14 am at 12 Capricorn and Pluto (11 Capricorn) and square Mars (12 Libra) igniting the Grand Cross exact in April. See Week One Audio. Super Moon info
Jan 02, Thursday. The crescent New Moon conjuncts retrograde Venus (26 Capricorn) at 3:11 am helping Venus prepare for the next cycle that begins January 17. (see Venus in Capricorn Audio and Week One Audio)
Jan 03, Friday. Quadrantids Meteor Shower peaks before dawn either on the January 3 or on January 4. The radiant is located near the Big Dipper. See image to the left.
Jan 04, Saturday. Moon enters Pisces at 8:58 am catching up to Neptune at 2:26 am tomorrow morning. Neptune and Pisces are archetypal energies found in the miracle that occurs when we allow ourselves to be in the space of NOT knowing. This is a time for surrendering what we think we know and the life we have planned for ourselves to embrace the life that is ours to live in alignment with the Great Mystery and Great Magic. Asking questions and being open to the answers that are beyond what we already know is the key.
…Asking yourself these deeper questions opens up new ways of being in the world. It brings in a breath of fresh air. It makes life more joyful. The real trick to life is not to be in the know – but be in the mystery! ~Fred Alan Wolf
Jan 05, Sunday. Earth at Perihelion or closest to the Sun in its annual orbit means the Earth is nearest the source of light and life for our planet. (FYI on July 3 Earth is farthest from the Sun (aphelion) in its annual cycle.) It might be worthwhile to consciously attune to the Sun today and see what, if any, Solar Downloads are coming through.
The waxing Moon conjuncts Chiron (10 Pisces) at 1:45 am transmitting the healing codes of compassion and kindness.
Retrograde Jupiter (15 Cancer 27) opposes the Sun (15 Capricorn 27) at brightest magnitude of –2.7.
This happens to be the best time to see Jupiter’s moons through a telescope or binoculars. Because Jupiter is so close to the Earth, those with binoculars may be able to see the four largest moons of Jupiter (looking like bright dots). If you have a medium-sized telescope you may be able to see the cloud bands around Jupiter. Plus Jupiter is within a degree of being zodiacally aligned with Sirius during its opposition to the Sun. This means both Jupiter and Sirius are in the evening sky, though Jupiter is high above Sirius.
Jupiter in Cancer is expanding the vision about how we can live cooperatively in community so that everyone is cared for, nurtured and safe. Healthy Cancer operates from the knowing that we are all in this together and that when anyone’s basic survival needs are not being met – it affects us all. The question to ask is: how can we as a culture responsibly nurture ourselves, the Earth, and each other? Answering this question has never been more vital to our survival.
Once ever y 12 years Jupiter is near Sirius, one of the Behenian Stars, meaning whenever a planet is within 6 degrees of Sirius the alchemist would work the ceremonies to make talismans and set intentions. Jupiter is within 6 degrees of Sirius from July 2013 to early June 2014 with two more exact passes, one this month and another in April.
Beryl and Juniper are what the alchemists worked with in association with Sirius. Note how similar the word Juniper is to Jupiter.
Beryl is the principal source of beryllium and is defined by Webster’s as a mineral that has silicate of beryllium and aluminum of great hardness that occurs in colorless hexagonal prisms when pure. Beryl has many colors such as green, blue, yellow, or pink when there are impurities in the stone.
Beryl ranges in size from very small to as much as large as 18 meters (59 feet) and is the strongest of the precious stones. Beryl comes from the Latin root brillare meaning “to shine” and it has been said to be the Mother of All Healing Stones. Sirius also means brilliant, shining one.
Stones that are in the Beryl family are Aquamarine (blue-green), Bixbite (red), Emerald (green), Morganite (pink), Heliodor (golden yellow), Goshenite(white). Beryl is said to enhance intelligence, love, and physical energy. In ancient times it was used for protection to ward off evil spirits and to keep travelers safe. It also enhances creativity so is a great talisman for artists or anyone doing any kind of creative work. For example, Leonardo da Vinci wore a Beryl ring. Health wise Beryl is used for healing the heart, stomach and intestines, spine, liver, lungs and eye sight. It can also help balance the chakra related to its color.
Juniper was a symbol of the Canaanite fertility goddess Ashera or the Syrian Goddess Astarte valued for thousands of years as a healing herb and culinary spice. Juniper is also used as an important ingredient in making Gin. The medicinal properties of Juniper aid digestion, and other stomach issues including intestinal gas (flatulence), heartburn, bloating, loss of appetite, as well as gastrointestinal (GI) infections and intestinal worms. As an herbal medicine Juniper was used to help stimulate contractions during labor helping women to give birth more easily. Conversely, it was also used to help abort an unwanted pregnancy.
Juniper was used in ceremonial protective magic of all kinds, purifying, cleansing and strengthening the aura or energy field. It was used for spells that had to do with increasing positive energy, reawakening love and sexuality, getting just results and preventing theft. It was also used to enhance love and health, attract money, guard against black magic, and protect against accidents and diseases.
Juniper and Beryl work well together as both were known for their ability to cleanse and transform negative emotions into positive ones. They were also both known for protecting against accidents and purifying negative energy from the environment and other people. Both Juniper and Beryl can help to increases psychic powers and visions and strengthen the energy field.
Over the next few months with Jupiter aligned with Sirius this is a great time to connect with the magical powers of Beryl and Juniper, either together or separately, using them to help strengthen your own creative possibilities by first clearing your energy and then strengthening the positive energy around what you are envisioning and intending. (see audio on Sirius and Sirius with the Planets)
I am shedding and releasing my wounds and all that holds me back and I am embracing creative possibilities that add to personal and collective wholeness.
Jan 06, Monday. Epiphany. Still well within the transformative effects of the Grand Cross energy that is at play all this month – today’s Epiphany or “The Adoration of the Magi” ending the twelve days of Christmas as calculated in traditional times – may bring epiphanic insights that help us to see new ways of cooperatively living in harmony with all life.
Also today the Moon enters Aries at 11:46 am suggesting this is an important time for taking inspired action towards any heart-centered passionate cause or goal you have, especially those that honor the health and well-being of our families and communities. (see Jan 7)
I am shedding and releasing fear of change and am embracing the courage to take risks that support transformation.
Jan 07, Tuesday. The Moon conjuncts Uranus (8 Aries 46) just prior to the First Quarter Moon (17 Aries 46) at 7:38 pm symbolizing a crossing of a threshold into a zone of initiation, AND with Uranus as a guide this is guaranteed to be a journey that is unpredictable and perspective altering. Any Aries First Quarter Moon quickens the actions, ideas, concepts or beliefs we are strongly committed to furthering. Both the sign of Aries and the First Quarter Moon represent rapid growth so it is important to be clear about where you are focusing your thoughts, energies and intentions on as they have the potential to grow more quickly than usual.
Plus, it is important to not be attached to what the manifestation looks like as Uranus will often revolutionize whatever we had in mind anyway. This increases our sense of possibilities and expands our point of view into ever evolving new territory.
I am shedding and releasing limited view points and am embracing expanded possibilities.
Jan 08, Wednesday. Retrograde Jupiter (15 Cancer 03) squares Mars (15 Libra 03) at 2:25 pm activating a feature of the Grand Cross. Mars is in the gestation phase preparing for a new journey in Libra that begins in April when Mars reaches opposition to the Sun. Jupiter is expanding this time of preparation adding its wisdom and energy to Mars as the divine masculine prepares to go more deeply into the relationship mysteries.
First things first, it is important for the divine masculine to pay attention to his relationship with himself before getting deeply involved with a beloved other. If a person is acting from addiction to relationship they will continually sabotage or be sabotaged by their relationships until they are willing to look deeply at the relationship they have with themselves.
This is because relationships are mirrors reflecting where we are in our own process of growth. It may be that the partner is reflecting the opposite of where you are. For example, if a person is co-dependent, or plays the role of being helpless or a victim, their partner may be unconsciously pushing them to be more independent. Taking a look at your relationship, taking responsibility for your experience and being willing to see everyone you are in relationship with as a mirror to your own process can be very liberating and insightful.
The Moon enters Taurus at 6:24 pm following up on the theme of relating through intimacy or deep connection with another. This also begins with the ability to be deeply connected and intimate with ourselves. The true art of intimacy extends to every level of being – including physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When we are connected on all these levels within ourselves then our sharing with all our significant others deepens personal intimacy.
I am shedding and releasing my projections and the ways I guard my heart and I embrace taking responsibility for ALL my experiences.
Jan 09, Thursday. Jupiter (14 Cancer 58) is coming into zodiacal alignment with the fixed Star Sirius (14 Cancer 17) exact on January 14. In the sky, looking east after sunset Jupiter is passing far above Sirius since this star lies far below the ecliptic (the path the planets follow). What is interesting to note is that Jupiter passes this star about every 12 years.
Sirius is the brightest fixed star in our sky, located in Canis Major (Big Dog) and Sirius is sometimes referred to as the Dog Star or God Star. In addition to being one of the Behenian Stars (see Jan 7) Sirius was also considered the most important star to the Egyptians and too many secret societies. These secret societies consider Sirius to be a primary source of divine power. Alice Bailey described Sirius as the Star of Initiation. Read more
AND this song from Pinocchio is thought to be an ode to Sirius
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star as dreamers do
(Fate is kind, she brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing)
Like a bolt out of the blue, fate steps in and sees you thru
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true
Remember as Jupiter aligns with Sirius this is the time to connect with the magical powers of this planet with this star strengthening your own creative possibilities by first clearing your energy and then strengthening the positive energy around what you are envisioning and intending.
I am shedding and releasing any remaining lack of confidence in my unique creative expression and embracing the creative possibilities that are mine to express.
Jan 10, Friday. The Moon is approaching the Pleiades tonight and will pass by this star cluster in the early morning hours on January 11 moving into Gemini around 4:26 am tomorrow morning. The Moon passes the Pleiades, another of the Behenian Stars, once each month amplifying the energy of this star cluster.
The Moon passes through Gemini for the next couple of days activating trickster energy. Think of the Fool jumping empty handed into the void having completely surrendered and gone beyond the logic of the mind to the place where the laws of gravity (in this reality) magically no longer have their same effect. This is the place of total freedom beyond the laws of duality and polarity.
I am shedding and releasing habits of linear logical thinking that keep me at the effect of duality and polarity and embrace spontaneous intuitive thinking that inspires me to take action that helps me give my gifts to the world.
Jan 11, Saturday. Retrograde Venus is conjunct the Sun (21 Capricorn 12) at 4:13 am and then the Sun (21 Capricorn) is sextile Saturn (21 Scorpio) at 5:24 am. The shape shifting trickster Gemini Goddess overtone that Venus has been integrating into the collective psyche of humanity for the last nearly 18 months is now shape shifting from her spontaneous youthful Gemini expression into the wise responsive Capricorn Goddess/Grandmother beginning her new journey on January 17.
When Venus is with the Sun she is in direct contact with the source, or with life force energy, receiving a direct infusion that will guide and direct her next incarnation and journey as the Wise Grandmother expression of the feminine. This is an extreme shape shift – from the Gemini Goddess of the Air Element, who is playful, youthful, spontaneous, to the Earthy responsible, efficient, wisdom of the Capricorn Goddess. (see Venus in Capricorn Audio)
When the Sun (21 Capricorn) sextiles Saturn (21 Scorpio) or any other planet it means the two planets are within 60 degrees of each other signaling the time right before the planet, in this case Saturn, goes retrograde or just after it has gone direct. Saturn goes retrograde about six weeks from now on Mar 2 at 8:19 am at 23 Scorpio. This means Saturn is already slowing down, moving only two more degrees before its retrograde. This is reminiscent of the mutual reception that has been occurring between Saturn and Pluto over this past year meaning Saturn is in Pluto’s favorite place to be and Pluto is in Saturn’s place to be. However, in this case instead of the sextile between Saturn and Pluto it is a sextile between the Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio.
Sun in Capricorn sextile Saturn in Scorpio illuminates the shadowed places in our consciousness and what can no longer be sustained in both our outer and inner reality. Outer Planet Retrograde Tables up to 2017
Mercury enters Aquarius at 1:35 pm where it remains until March 17, except for a short time just as it goes retrograde in Pisces early next month. Mercury is the transformational messenger and in Aquarius the message concerns the big picture, the cosmic overview, and the revolutionary ideas that take us into new ways of experiencing and perceiving ourselves and our world. Mercury in Aquarius challenges us to think outside the box and entertain radical and unusual viewpoints while further opening our minds to revolutionary possibilities including the freedom to live Heaven on Earth.
Note: Tonight the Moon is moving towards the Royal Behenian Star Aldebaran (10 Gemini) also known as the Eye of the Bull and tomorrow night will have moved just beyond this star. Taking time to connect with the Moon as it passes these stars is a great way to begin to develop your own personal direct connection to the energies of these stars and the light codes of wisdom they are transmitting to us especially via the Moon.
I am shedding and releasing Judgments that limit my life experience and embrace the wisdom of allowing and acceptance.
Jan 12, Sunday. The Moon is passing Aldebaran in the early morning hours as mentioned yesterday. Aldebaran is one of the four royal stars of ancient times. According to Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld http://hilarion.com/stars.html Aldebaran carries the light codes that are part of our original genetic coding that allowed for the experience of free will here on planet Earth. When the Moon is with Aldebaran it illuminates the possibility of consciously using this gift of Free Will to actively co-create Heaven on Earth.
I am shedding and releasing blame, shame and pain and I embrace taking responsibility for everything I am experiencing or have experienced forgiving myself and others for the pain I have felt or have caused others.
Jan 13, Monday. The Moon enters Cancer at 4:25 pm crossing over the Galactic Edge located at the center of the Sacred Hoop of stars reminding us that we are all interconnected. The Zero Cancer point is on the Galactic Cross at the Center of the Sacred Hoop that symbolizes creating the safe space for everyone to take their honored place on the wheel life. Each point of the Hoop is essential to the whole of life. Each person holds a place (no more or less important than any other place). The Sacred Hoop teaches that it is essential for there to be space for everyone to fulfill their part of the divine design by being supported to show up authentically and express their unique gifts.
I am shedding and releasing any judgments that I am not as important as others and embrace the gifts and talents that are mine to share with others.
Jan 14, Tuesday. The Moon passes 5° south of Jupiter (14 Cancer) at 9:06 pm in the constellation of the twins expanding opportunities for renewed vision concerning how we do healthy family and community in the spirit of cooperation and the lived understanding that we are all in this together.
Jupiter is also passing by Sirius (14 Cancer) for the second time since September 2013 and will make a third pass in late April. This is an ideal time to consciously connect with the expansive nature of Jupiter as it amplifies the energy of Sirius. (see Jan 7 and 9)
To enhance the power of Jupiter with Sirius you may want to use the stones connected to Jupiter. They are Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli, and the herbs are Clove and Nutmeg. When Jupiter and Sirius come together every 12 years or so – it expands the esoteric power of Sirius as it is transmitted to Earth. Doing ceremony and setting intentions for generating luck, optimism, money, all kinds of prosperity, and spiritual growth are great ways to make use of this time.
An easy ceremony is to simply be witness by stepping outside and looking east into the night sky. There you will see Jupiter above Sirius. Then if you feel inspired you can ask them, with gratitude and appreciation, to help light your way and guide you in enhancing your creative process.
I am shedding and releasing the ways I compete with others and embracing the gifts of cooperation and communal support.
Jan 15, Wednesday. DELTA CANCRID METEORS are peaking tonight and tomorrow – This meteor shower is best viewed looking east between the Twins and the Beehive Cluster, around 9 pm. This meteor shower only has about four meteors per hour under good conditions, and this year it is happening under the bright light of the Full Moon so that may hamper even that many being visible.
The Full Moon is in Cancer (26 Cancer) exact at 2:32 pm. This was the Full Moon known by Native American tribes as the Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when hungry wolf packs were likely to be howling outside their camps. Other traditions considered this the Magi Full Moon or the Full Moon closest to Epiphany. (see January 6)
The Full Moon symbolizes the fulfillment, or fruition, of the seeds planted at the New Moon or some earlier cycle. Visually the Full Moon phases last for at least three days, so we see the Moon rising full the night before, the night of, and the night after the exact Full Moon. Each Full Moon reminds us of the seeds we may have coming to maturity, to their fullness, to fruition, to the place where the fruits or gifts are received. The Moon then begins to wane this week representing the dissemination or integration of these gifts. Once each year the Moon is Full in Cancer bringing to light how we are responsibly nurturing ourselves, our children, our children’s children and our beloved planet.
I am shedding and releasing feelings of being unwanted and unloved and Iembrace the loving, nurturing energy of the universe that is always there for me.
Jan 16, Thursday. The Moon enters Leo today at 5 am reminding us that we are co-creators of this reality and it is up to us to co-create a New World through our visioning and actions supporting the principles of egalitarian cooperation and the realization that we are ALL divine beings having a human journey. Therefore we are all worthy of love, consideration and respect.
Venus (18 Capricorn) squares Mars (18 Libra) creating another activation point for the Grand Cross event that features the divine feminine in her role as Wise Grandmother and Mars beginning his exploration of being a divine partner. So one way to look at this is Venus is instructing Mars in the art of healthy conscious relationship with a beloved other. This may or may not be appreciated by Mars as in any square there is dynamic tension. In this case, how the tension is dealt with depends on how attached either partner (i.e. Venus or Mars) is to their point of view.
Vesta passes by Spica (Listen to Audio on Spica)
I am shedding and releasing all the ways I do NOT love myself and embrace loving kind actions that celebrate me as a divine being.
Jan 17, Friday. Venus rises as a Morning star at 24 Capricorn beginning a new 584 day Cycle of Venus that lasts until Aug 21, 2015. This is significant for any one turning a multiple of eight (16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96 etc.) from now until then. (see Venus in Capricorn audio)
The mature Capricorn Goddess is a powerful leader. She is an Earth Goddess grounded, practical, efficient and wise. She cares about the planet and the next several generations to come. She has the ability to be a teacher/mentor, a wise counselor, an authority figure who knows how to responsibly administrate her domain.
As Venus begins her journey through Capricorn she is learning how to be all of the above but first she must let go of all the ways that no longer work. This is not easy for Capricorn who is used to being in charge and not happy about having to surrender to forces greater than she that require her to surrender the old ways that no longer work and find the new ones that will help her to more effectively manage her domain. This is the task Venus faces over the next year and half. The more she resists the more challenging the journey will be.
I am shedding and releasing the need to control outcomes and am embracing the gift of surrender.
Jan 18, Saturday. COMA BERENICID METEORS the Coma cluster rises around 10 pm and is visible with the naked eye. Unfortunately this year the waning Half Full Moon is also rising around the same time and is directly overhead at pre-dawn. These fast moving meteors may be hindered by the Moon light.
The waning Moon passes by Regulus the heart of the Lion as it moves into Virgo transmitting the ancient mysteries concerning the patterning of life, and the natural cycles and rhythms that describe what time it is in the unfolding pattern. This is a great time to focus on furthering your sacred work in the world.
I am shedding and releasing procrastination and am embracing effective timely action.
Jan 19, Sunday. The Sun moves into Aquarius at 7:51 pm traveling through this seasonal sign until Feb 18 illuminating the radical revolutionary seasonal energy that stirs up the seeds of innovation and new possibilities that were planted at the December Solstice.
Aquarius dares to move into new territory, often far ahead of its time in revolutionizing current thinking. This energy operates from a cosmic perspective shifting the current assemblage point through radical and sometimes chaotic and disruptive changes intended to liberate and expand our point view as we experiment with these new and innovative ideas.
I am shedding and releasing thinking small and am embracing a BIGGER vision for my life.
Jan 20, Monday. Mercury is reaching 15 Aquarius having entered Aquarius on January 11. When the Sun reaches 15 Aquarius (Feb 3 or 4) it is the half-way point between the December Solstice and the March Equinox also known as the Imbolc Cross-Quarter. Mercury passes this point at least once each year.
The Mercury retrograde next month brings Mercury back to 18 Aquarius very close to this half-way point. In 2015 Mercury will station at 17 Aquarius so will pass this cross-quarter degree three times. 2014 is the warm up practice for whatever messages Mercury will be bringing us from this in-between place…half way between the December Solstice and the March Equinox…a place the Celts honored as a high ceremonial time that was also highly tuned for divination. Messenger Mercury is crossing this divination point so a question to consider is; what insights are coming my way and how can I best receive them?
I am shedding and releasing where I am unconscious and uncertain and I am embracing the certainty of awakening and ascension.
Jan 21, Tuesday. The waning Moon crosses the 0 Libra Equinox point, at 6:28 am marking the area of the sky where the Autumnal Equinox Sun rises. The Moon in Libra is transmitting the mysteries of conscious equal partnership and illuminating areas where we may still have limited perceptions and beliefs associated with relationship to ourselves and others. The place to begin, as always, is with ourselves.
I am shedding and releasing the fear of committing to a deeper relationship with myself and/or with others and I am embracing spirit guided relationships that are fulfilling and fun.
Jan 22, Wednesday. The Moon passes 4° south of Mars (20 Libra) within 3 degrees of the Behenian Star Spica. This means Mars is getting a download from Spica staying mostly with 6 degrees all this month into July, passing Spica a total of three times due to the retrograde of Mars on March 1.
Spica is the fixed star located in the hand of the Virgin Priestess and has associations with the idea that we reap what we sow.
The fixed star Arcturus is zodiacally linked with Spica and together represent a powerful symbol of the Sacred Feminine and the Sacred Masculine harmoniously working together. Arcturus is the fourth brightest star in our sky, located in the constellation of Bootes, or the Herdsman, seen as the faithful guardian, protector, and companion of the Goddess. (see Audio)
These stars of the sacred masculine and feminine express in different ways though both are equal in the value. The last time was retrograde in this area of the sky was 1967 and the next time Mars goes retrograde in Libra is in 2029 but Mars will go retrograde at 13 Libra so won’t quite have reached Spica.
I am shedding and releasing Lack and Not Enough and embracing Abundance and Plenty, including Plenty of Money to support me in doing my sacred work and living a more joyful life.
Jan 23,Thursday. The Moon enters Scorpio at 1:43 pm and reaches its exact Last Quarter Phase at 9:18 pm (4 Scorpio) very near the North Node at 2 Scorpio. This is the last major phase before the New Moon on January 31. As the Moon continues to wane, it is symbolizing the integration and completion of the current journey and reminds us to begin to looking at what seeds to plant in the next cycle beginning with the Aquarius New Moon on Jan 31.
This Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio illuminates the mysteries of alchemy and passion designed to create transformation and empowerment through the alignment of our personal will with Divine Will. This speaks to the benefits of healing our emotional bodies where our personal Will is located. When we have healthy emotional bodies then we are not at the effect of out of control emotions and reactions. The emotional body is connected to ego.
Contrary to popular belief ego is not the problem. We actually need our ego to have a sense of personal self or to recognize who we are separate from others. Every part of life is Divine including the ego. The shadow side of the ego occurs when there is a disconnect from our feelings and emotions, leading to an addiction that is about controlling outcomes as a way to feel safe.
Being willing to see and feel everything that happens as a mirror to our growth means the ego is on board for the evolutionary process. So in essence it is not death of the ego that is required but death of the judgments and misunderstandings we hold about the ego. When we can accept all of who we are while embracing our whole being (including our ego) as an evolving expression of the divine then deep and profound transformation is guaranteed. This begins with being willing to feel what you feel from the inside out.
I am shedding and releasing all the ways I distract myself from feeling what I feel and am embracing the gifts of deeply feeling what is mine to feel.
Jan 24, Friday. The waning Moon is visible approaching Zuben Alegenubi (15 Scorpio – an occultation) one of the main stars marking one of the pans in the constellation of the Scales in the morning sky. The exact conjunction is happening at 4:58 pm. This also means the Moon is crossing the Samhain Cross-Quarter Point currently marked by this important star along the ecliptic. In Egyptian cosmology this represented the weighing of the heart of the dead against the feather (truth) of Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom, to determine the path the soul would take after death. If the heart weighed more – then that soul would return to incarnate again. If the heart weighed less – then the soul had a choice – to either go on to other realms or to return to incarnate again.
The Moon will catch up to Saturn (22 Scorpio also an occultation see audio) tomorrow where it is aligned with Zuben Alshamali the other main star of the Scales. Saturn retrogrades back to 16 Scorpio in July of this year. Whenever the Moon or another planet is passing through the Stars of the Scales it is reminder to feel into your own heart and notice if it feels heavy. Are you living your heart’s desire? If not what is in the way (weigh) and what is ready to be released to clear the way so you can live your heart’s desire?
I am shedding and releasing all the ways I am not living from the truth of my heart’s desire and am embracing practices for deeper listening to the truth of my heart knowing.
Jan 25, Saturday. The Moon conjuncts Saturn (see Jan 24) and Mercury (22 Aquarius) squares Saturn (22 Scorpio) slowing the high speed process of Mercury in Aquarius. Saturn grounds the inspiration, ideas, and thoughts of Mercury into a stable useful form that are linked to the structures of reality we experience every day. This includes our DNA codes and the corresponding coded information in our cosmology that activate our physical system as the stars and planets circle the Earth.
Mercury in Aquarius with Saturn in Scorpio brings through the messages that inspire new possibilities that come from the gifts of what we FEEL and how that works together with new revolutionary ideas that inspire even greater passion for what we are co-creating at this time.
Moon enters Sagittarius at 07:12 pm energizing the mysteries of the quest for truth and meaning that expand conscious awareness to it greatest horizons.
I am shedding and releasing ALL that is no longer true for me and am embracing what is genuinely true for me now.
Jan 26, Sunday. Jupiter (12 Cancer) is opposite Pluto (12 Capricorn) exact on January 31 at 2: 38 am but is very close to opposite for the last 10 days of January. Jupiter expands and magnifies. Pluto empowers once we face and embrace our fears and shadow side. Jupiter and Pluto together work alchemically to transform our fears especially those we cannot control. For example, we cannot control global warming, or earthquakes, or ultimately the actions of others even though we may try. Jupiter and Pluto opposite each other have the power of alchemy to transform our middle world experience bringing the shadow to light so we can more consciously engage and choose to create a sustainable world that supports everyone and not just an elite few.
This configuration asks us to see where we may be unconsciously supporting the current reality. As we become more conscious then we be aware and empowered by our choices. This activation of the Grand Cross may further our fears, our anxieties, and our uncertainties may be amplified. It is important to take time to breathe and relax if you notice you are upset, edgy, stressed, tense and/or afraid.
I am shedding and releasing anxiety that fuels uncertainty and am embracing the wisdom of calming healthy practices like deep breathing, meditation, yoga, healthy eating, and spending time with loved ones.
Jan 27, Monday. The Moon enters Capricorn at 09:04 pm crossing the Galactic Cross near Galactic Center where the December Solstice Sun rises. There are reminders of the importance of this alignment in the many ancient astrophysical temples, petroglyph sites, standing stones and other cosmologically based structures that aligned along the star grids of our Great Mother Earth. With intention and attention attuned to these grids and amplified by the Moon on the Galactic Cross, we have the power to instantaneously effect the collective vibration by telepathically sending our focused thoughts for love, joy, forgiveness, and peace into the planetary/inter-planetary and galactic consciousness grids.
From at least 1962 to 2034 the Earth and the other planets in our Solar System are aligned along the Galactic Plane in such a way that it is receiving a direct download of emanations that are beaming our way from the heart of our Galaxy. These light codes are quickening our evolution, purifying and restructuring our world, changing the thresholds of vibration and experience, all according to new programs of Light and Love that are available to us now.
I am releasing and shedding any remaining disconnection or dissociation to the magic of the Earth and I am embracing this powerful evolutionary opportunity of the Turning of the Ages.
Jan 28, Tuesday. The Moon and retrograde Venus meet in the morning sky at 13 Capricorn with Pluto at 12 Capricorn. This tri-une council of the Moon, Venus and Pluto is in the context of the Grand Cross energy that is accelerating the dynamic tension for dynamic change already in process as prepare for the exact Grand Cross in April where Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars are all at 13 degrees of the Cardinal/Householder/Culture Bearer signs of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra.
World events are likely to respond to these energies over the next few weeks including the economic scene. The good news is whatever is collapsing now in terms of the old structures related to government, economics, and the environment are a necessary shedding of the old ways that are no longer sustainable or even desirable – except for maybe the elite who are heavily invested in these old structures. The more entrenched a person is in the old system the more challenging these times will be for them. Our opportunity here is to trust that whatever old structures are dying there is a beautiful divinely inspired rebirth already happening.
I am shedding and releasing unsustainable habits and practices and am embracing a more conscious relationship with how I am living in harmony with the Earth.
Jan 29, Wednesday. Sun (9 Aquarius) sextiles Uranus (9 Aries) as the next phase of the Uranus station direct that happened on December 17 at the Solstice Full Moon. Following up on themes from yesterday with the Moon still activating Venus and Pluto, it is wise to be prepared for unexpected, unplanned, unusual events that support the increase of awakening energy pouring onto the planet at this time. The intent of these unexpected events is to further ignite our sense of possibility. From the perspective of the Power of Questions it might be useful to ask: What more is possible for me now that supports my growth and evolution?
Moon enters Aquarius at 08:33 pm (see January 3)
I am shedding and releasing fear of the unexpected and am embracing the gifts of awakening and possibilities that are the gifts that come from unexpected events.
Jan 30, Thursday. The New Moon in Aquarius (11 Aquarius) is exact at 1:38 pm and is also very near its exact Perigee creating a Super Moon. This begins the Chinese New Year of the Wood Horse…
…Year of the Green Horse, being that Wood is the element of spring, when plants have their new growth. And, in the Five-Element Cycle (Wood to Fire to Earth to Metal to Water to Wood), Wood comes just before Fire and so has a favorable relationship with it. Put Wood on Fire and get a big blaze. Put all of this together and it looks like the year element Wood will be lucky for the Horse in 2014!
And what does that mean for you?
You could either experience a lot of lucky breaks, or at the very least, luck could soften the blows. In other words, bad luck will occur at a minimum — if at all. You can probably take more chances than you normally do. Strike out in new directions with more confidence. Make a major change in your life.
One caution: Horse energy is sometimes about fools rushing in where wise men fear to tread. Yes, luck is with you, but you still need to apply due diligence, use a little common sense and pick the best times to act. http://www.astrology.com/year-wood-horse-luck-our-side-2014/2-d-d-553154
This imagery brings to mind a time when a person would get on a horse to ride in support of a revolution for greater freedom. Or riding off into the sunset to a better day where hope and faith prevail.
Aquarius energy is anything but predictable and in fact can feel Topsy Turvy as described by Matt Damon in this video. Our world is Topsy Turvy and it is time to SAY NO to the old order of things. Matt goes on to say our problem IS Civil Obedience to the rule of law that no longer serves the majority. Examples given include Nazi Germany and more importantly the American Revolution that was sparked when the laws had become so repressive the 13 colonies of the original United States overturned them and fought for their freedom and independence. Interestingly, the United States has an Aquarius Moon on its natal chart with the Sun at 13 Cancer…exactly where Jupiter has been the last couple of weeks and where the Grand Cross will be in April. (see audios)
The Aquarius New Moon is a time to consider how to break free of the old rulers and their old rules that are restricting our freedom of authentic expression. Another revolution (primarily in consciousness) is brewing as we awake and realize it is time to abolish any form of government that denies people the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Perhaps this revolution is coming in the form of awakening awareness that is vibrating in such a way that the old limitations simply cannot continue.
I am shedding and releasing the old rules that inhibit freedom and am embracing revolutionary new perspectives that support freedom.
Jan 31, Friday. Retrograde Jupiter (12 Cancer) is opposite Pluto (12 Capricorn) at 2: 38 am with Uranus at 9 Aries. Venus joins the party at 13 Capricorn stationing direct today at 1:49 pm. This is another Grand Cross moment worth noting with Mars widely aspecting the other planets at 23 Libra. (check out audios)
Mars is conjunct Spica bringing in the energies of this powerful star continuing to upgrade the energy systems of the Earth and all who live here. This system upgrade is happening on a daily basis so the constant reminder is to practice non-attachment or letting go and trust in where this is all leading.
Moon enters Pisces at 07:44 pm and catches up to Mercury at 8:38 pm. Mercury enters Pisces at 06:29 pm today just five days before it stations retrograde. This line up of Moon with Mercury in Pisces is shifting the collective style of communication to a more feeling-oriented experience. It might be helpful to notice how your thinking affects your feelings and how your feelings affect your thinking. When heart and mind are harmoniously synchronized in the Pisces realm then creative expression and communication are maximized in their brilliance.
I am shedding and releasing all my misperceptions and confusion and embracing trust in the divine that brings peace and understanding.
Daily Timings Template for January 2014
(Times are PST unless otherwise noted)
Jan 01, Wednesday. Happy New Year. The 4:14 am Capricorn New Moon (12 Capricorn) is conjunct Pluto (11 Capricorn) and Mercury also 12 Capricorn and square Mars (12 Libra) igniting the Grand Cross exact in April.
Jan 02, Thursday. New Moon conjuncts retrograde Venus (26 Capricorn) at 3:11 am
Jan 03, Friday. Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Jan 04, Saturday. Earth at Perehelion. Moon enters Pisces at 8:58 am catching up to Neptune at 2:26 am tomorrow morning.
Jan 05, Sunday. The waxing Moon conjuncts Chiron (10 Pisces) at 1:45 am. Retrograde Jupiter (15 Cancer 27) opposes the Sun (15 Capricorn 27) at brightest magnitude of –2.7 with
Jan 06, Monday. Epiphany. Also today the Moon enters Aries at 11:46 am
Jan 07, Tuesday. Moon conjuncts Uranus (8 Aries 46) just prior to the First Quarter Moon (17 Aries 46) at 7:38 pm.
Jan 08, Wednesday. Retrograde Jupiter (15 Cancer 03) squares Mars (15 Libra 03) at 2:25 pm activating a feature of the Grand Cross. The Moon enters Taurus at 6:24 pm
Jan 09, Thursday. Jupiter (14 Cancer 58) aligned with the fixed Star Sirius (14 Cancer 17) exact on January 14.
Jan 10, Friday. The Moon is approaching the Pleiades tonight
Jan 11, Saturday. Retrograde Venus is conjunct the Sun (21 Capricorn 12) at 4:13 am and then the Sun (21 Capricorn) is sextile Saturn (21 Scorpio) at 5:24 am.Mercury enters Aquarius at 1:35 pm
Jan 12, Sunday. The Moon is passing Aldebaran in the early morning hours as mentioned yesterday
Jan 13, Monday. The Moon enters Cancer at 4:25 pm crossing over the Galactic Edge
Jan 14, Tuesday. The Moon passes 5° south of Jupiter (14 Cancer) at 9:06 pm and passing by Sirius (14 Cancer)
Jan 15, Wednesday. DELTA CANCRID METEORS The Full Moon is in Cancer (26 Cancer) exact at 2:32 pm.
Jan 16, Thursday. The Moon enters Leo today at 5 am. Venus (18 Capricorn) squares Mars (18 Libra)
Jan 17, Friday. Venus rises as a Morning star at 24 Capricorn New Cycle of Venus that lasts until Aug 21, 2015
Jan 18, Saturday. COMA BERENICID METEORS
Jan 19, Sunday. The Sun moves into Aquarius at 7:51 pm until Feb 1
Jan 20, Monday. Mercury is reaching 15 Aquarius having entered Aquarius on January 11.
Jan 22, Wednesday. The Moon passes 4° south of Mars (20 Libra)
Jan 23,Thursday. The Moon enters Scorpio at 1:43 pm. Last Quarter Phase at 9:18 pm (4 Scorpio)
Jan 24, Friday. The waning Moon is visible approaching Zuben Alegenubi (15 Scorpio) one of the main stars marking one of the pans in the constellation of the Scales in the morning sky. The exact conjunction is happening at 4:58 pm.
Jan 25, Saturday. The Moon conjuncts Saturn (see Jan 24) and Mercury (22 Aquarius) squares Saturn (22 Scorpio) slowing the high speed process of Mercury in Aquarius. Moon enters Sagittarius at 07:12 pm
Jan 26, Sunday. Jupiter (12 Cancer) is opposite Pluto (12 Capricorn) exact on January 31 at 2: 38 am
Jan 27, Monday. The Moon enters Capricorn at 09:04 pm
Jan 28, Tuesday. The Moon and retrograde Venus meet in the morning sky at 13 Capricorn with Pluto at 12 Capricorn.
Jan 29, Wednesday. Sun (9 Aquarius) sextiles Uranus (9 Aries)
Jan 30,Thursday. The New Moon at 11 Aquarius is exact at 1:38 pm. Chinese New Year of the Wood Horse
Jan 31, Friday. Retrograde Jupiter (12 Cancer) is opposite Pluto (12 Capricorn) at 2: 38 am with Uranus at 9 Aries. Venus joins the party at 13 Capricorn stationing direct tomorrow.