January looks set to be an exciting month as Uranus square Pluto is active for the whole period. If there is a stubborn nut in your life that refuses to crack, then Sun conjunct Pluto and the Nodes igniting the square on Jan 3 could be just what you need! The Nodal axis represents the collective’s soul evolution and may indicate the merging of timelines. If you feel there is past-life gunge holding you back, then Pluto can exorcise that for you. That way you are free to move towards that North Node destiny. Nodes are what make eclipses possible, so they are like a cosmic crossroads. This is where we can change karma to dharma, here where the suns path and the moons path intersect. This allows right and left-brain to unite for that “Aha” moment. There will be plenty of those “Knowing me, knowing you, aaahh haaa” flashes throughout January as we have a quirky, but entrepreneurial Aquarian Mercury retrograde to contend with. This will be a great period for re-launching or re-branding a product or oneself. Reinvention is the buzzword for January with a strong emphasis on international commence. Watch out for a difficult period when Mercury crosses Altair during the shadow period on Jan 6. Mercury can be rather too tactless and verbose here for its own good. (I refer you back to the “Aahh haaaaa” link!)
The New Year will also feel extra new and fresh due to the fact Saturn has only very recently entered Sagittarius (on Dec 23 2014). All the fixed signs are breathing a sigh of relief! Saturn has been in Scorpio for the last 2 years and will however re-enter Scorpio just for a couple of months in June/July but then it is out of the way for good. Ok now the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces might be getting their knickers in a twist at the thought of Saturn’s imminent arrival into their domain. But I think generally we are in for a somewhat easier time with Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn in Scorpio was pretty heavy going since Saturn is rigid enough as it is without it digging its stubborn, pedantic heels into a fixed sign as well. I plan to write a post on Saturn through the three decans of Sagittarius in the coming weeks. For now though, the Sun transits through Capricorn decan 2, which I named Barristers & Baritones In Artistic Domination. This contains the very powerful star Vega in the Lyra, which houses some other quite “gangsta” type stars. (They reside in the claws of the vulture that holds the Lyra.) Capricorn decan 2 is ruled by Mars and Venus, and during this time we do things grandly, but there is the risk of having delusions of grandeur also.
January 2015 Monthly Horoscope ~ Sex, Lies & Sorcery..
Jan 3 the Sun is on Nunki in the arrow of the archer. The centaur here aims really high. It’s generally a fortunate star bringing “Influential public position, favorable for domestic and family matters.” The Sun with Vega on Jan 5 is great for aspiring artists. Some of my keywords for Vega are “Blood is thicker than water, family honor, loyalty, musical, theatrical, arty, pied piper, songbirds, social climbers, class conscious, divas, wannabies, fans, stalkers, admirers, dynasties, forging…” This can be quite a pretentious area of the sky though, and probably the “X-factor” of the decans. During the Full Moon Jan 4/5 we might have an irrational yearning for fame and fortune if this moon touches our natal chart strongly. Maybe you might have to let go of some impossible dream related to that. Eg: You want to be a rockstar but can’t play a note and are tone deaf. After Jan 10 the Sun into Capricorn decan 3 is still quite show-biz, but more down to earth. I call this decan Noble Savages & All Seeing Eyes. Here we find the peacock with its eye-catching (and eye-staring!) plumage.