Combining memories from the past and visions for the future, rigorously drawn rules and innovation, realism and the audacity to dream about surprising alternatives, this year’s first month offers an unusual mix of astral energies. Venus, and, starting with the middle of the month, Mercury are retrograde and talk about revisions on several levels; the Sun transits two Saturnian signs, Capricorn and Aquarius. Mars enters Capricorn, and Uranus turns direct.
The astral dynamics of this month thus bring up a lot of aspects related to organization, practicality and responsibility, but also the respite to reconsider old relationships, information, ideas from the past that need clarification. A new way of relating to people, resources, knowledge permeates our consciousness. All these happen in a serious overall mood, sometimes austere, which invites us to mature. Let’s have a close look at the main January astral events!
This year starts under a Sun-Uranus trine perfected on January 1. We express our originality in a harmonious way and it is easier for us to create alternative solutions for old problems. We are more willing to accept change and reinvent ourselves, while still retaining a strong sense of naturalness. We can demonstrate practical ingenuity, like engineers who find intelligent solutions through a simple change of perspective.
On January 2, Mercury enters Aquarius, opening our minds to ingenious research. We are capable of managing a large amount of data. The astral context stimulates us to study and integrate technical or cutting-edge information. Our curiosity explores the future and innovative, avant-garde solutions. Network communication or within large groups is increasing.
Around January 9, we have the opportunity to become aware of very subtle aspects surrounding our relationships and financial affairs. On the one hand, we can demonstrate cooperation, refinement, style, elegance; on the other hand, we emanate a certain authority and social strictness. Time and steadiness influence the quality of our partnerships. AstroFidelia recommends emotional self-control, patience and perseverance.
On January 11, the Mars-Neptune square is exact, an aspect that talks about the force of enthusiastic ideals and bold steps, fuelled by faith and high aspirations. At the same time, it is good to pay attention to the danger of exaggerating some gestures and actions. It is advisable to avoid the harmful, aggressive effect of hasty judgments and confusions. Deceptions, intentional or accidental camouflage of the truth can take on collective dimensions and arouse indignation.
Between January 14 and February 4, Mercury will be retrograde through Aquarius and Capricorn (starting January 26). For the next three weeks, AstroFidelia recommends time for reflection and introspection, as we will have greater clarity in contemplating our own mental structure. Externally, we may need to put in order various aspects of the past related to information, communication, logic, analysis.
Around January 16, we become aware of personal aspects that have stayed hidden so far. We investigate our inner self with the clarity of a detective or fine psychologist. This way, we can accept with more wisdom and creativity various taboo aspects, egos, obsessions that we have kept secret. AstroFidelia recommends reclaiming our power from the domineering people in our lives. We easily notice and reject manipulation.
On January 18, Uranus ends its retrogradation in Taurus. During the following months, changes orchestrated by this surprising planet will become more visible. After several months of reflecting on the ways in which we can progress and reinvent ourselves, Uranus direct will continue to support us in taking concrete steps towards our objectives. The unpredictable and sudden revelations will naturally accompany these times.
With the Sun entering Aquarius on January 20, our perspectives are accompanied by a rebellious, liberal, reforming and original note. We become more open to experimentation and innovation. We can easily grasp important aspects of society, humanity as a whole, friendship, large networks of people. These times require the effort of seeking equally fair solutions for everyone.
Starting January 24, Mars transits Capricorn, marking a period in which we will be able to materialize our objectives if we remain persevering, patient, systematic and very realistic. AstroFidelia recommends pursuing our goals in a disciplined and responsible way. We can enter battles because of rigid procedures, confronting institutions, hierarchies, authoritarian people, but we can also impose our own rules more successfully.
The Mercury-Pluto conjunction around January 29 sharpens our minds and words. This configuration invites investigations of the past, clarifications, deep introspections. Hidden information might come to light, even ones containing a sort of toxic and oppressive burden. These situations help us better understand the collective and public system around us and subject it to urgent transformation.
On January 29, Venus ends its retrograde period in Capricorn that began on December 19. After the previous weeks, that brought order in our relationships and financial aspects, we return to a more active and open orientation outwards. With Venus retrograde, we had the chance to revise our relationship, so that now we can move forward without various residues that blocked our partnerships unnecessarily.
At the end of the month, we find Sun and Uranus in a tense dialogue on Fixed signs. The square between the two planets speaks about a strong confrontation between innovation and resistance to change, given that certain progress cannot be bypassed, but some principles of naturalness must still be followed. We put into practice modern ideas and we are very sensitive to the general social climate.
The year therefore begins with an interesting astral environment, unusual by the overlapping retrogradations of Venus and Mercury. While the public system is going through important changes, reconsiderations of the rules by which the whole society operates are needed. Simultaneously, on an inner level, we are going through a period that requires taking responsibility for our own evolution and to claim our personal authority in front of the whole world.
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