Astro Update: January 2015

Astro Update: January 2015

Happy New Year! Change is in the air, as 2015 marks the final phase of the powerful Uranus/Pluto squares that have dominated the scene since 2012. This intense planetary influence has corresponded with much upheaval, politically, economically and personally.  And yet, the dramatic events that have unfolded over the past few years have shed light on underlying problems that truly needed attention. And sometimes, a tipping point for positive action does not occur until things get really, really hot! The same kind of astrological pattern was also present back in the 60’s, a time when social unrest was in high gear and many important issues regarding the women’s movement, inequality and racism erupted into full view. The changes in social awareness that will come out of this period won’t solve all human problems but will help us to continue to evolve, as the Aquarian Age marches on.

The final square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurs during March of 2015. This represents the turning of the tide and many more positive influences will roll in during this important year. 2015 is also the Year of the Green Sheep in Chinese astrology, which is considered a calming, peaceful and prosperous vibration. That should be helpful!

All 3 Mercury Retrograde cycles (January, May and September) will be in Air Signs this Year. This will have a strong connection to all things related to communication technology…so 2015 will be a year to really make sure you are keeping your computers and devices healthy!

Mercury will turn retrograde in Aquarius on January 21, 2015 but the influence will be felt soon after the New Year begins. Mercury will direct on February 11 but the influence will linger on through the rest of February. These cycles are not always favorable for starting new ventures, travel, new purchases (like cars or computers) and communication. Life goes on but if you have important plans to do new things, you might want to wait until the end of February to get started. This is also good advice when it comes to planning elective surgeries.

 

Horoscopes for January 2015

For all the Sun Signs: Starting the New Year with Mercury Retrograde coming in for a landing might seem a bit weird but remember, it is good for some things! You may have some interesting and significant encounters with people from the past. I always tell people, if an “ex” shows up during retrograde, it isn’t always a sign you should get back together! More often than not, it is some kind of cosmic review session, to take stock of previous relationship lessons. Sometimes, during Mercury Retrograde, we get insight about past issues and are able to get “closure” or tie up loose ends. It’s also a good time to research, plan and refine future plans. My best advice is to be patient, persistent, tenacious and tolerant. Hey, that’s always good advice, right?

There’s a Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 and a New Moon in Aquarius on January 20, 2015. The best weekend for weddings or party plans is January 16, 17 and 18.

 

Astro-Opportunity Days: January 1, 2, 5, 9, 16, 17, 23, 25, 29

 

Aries (March 21-April 19) If you are ready to bite the bullet and tackle the “big stuff” you will be setting the stage for some significant life changes. Put in the effort and don’t procrastinate. 2015 can be a revolutionary year for you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) A new day is dawning and you are in a great position to move forward. You will benefit from opportunities to learn new things. This is a period that represents progress, growth and expansion. Residential moves are favored now as well.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Time to assess your life and let go of anything that no longer fits. Address endings and prepare for new beginnings. Pay careful attention to money issues that are tied to others.

Cancer (June 21-July 21) The Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 will surely highlight many issues around your relationship life. Positive connections with others will help you to make plans for future financial growth.

Leo (July 23-August 22) In some ways, you might find that daily life and your work schedule require extra attention now. Nevertheless, relationships are highlighted, with positive vibes from Venus opening up your mind about new possibilities.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Take advantage of earthy planetary forces lining up in your romance and creativity department! This should be a great time for single Virgos to put their best foot forward. This vibration could also help you in business if you are proactive.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Take care of business around the home and with family. Don’t get frustrated if there are a few problems to be solved there. This is a good time for love relationships to blossom, or possibly the start of a new romance.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Lots of new ideas are coming to you now. Consider waiting until late February to launch them. Saturn is no longer hanging around in your sign, so 2015 will represent a very different kind of progress for you, with more impetus to move forward with fewer obstructions.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) 2015 starts off on a somewhat serious note, as Saturn has entered your sign. Logic and practicality are not always your favorite modalities but can serve you well now. Pay close attention to finances and you’ll avoid any costly mistakes this month.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Happy Birthday Capricorn! The theme this year is transformation. Don’t be afraid to tackle “the big stuff.” This is a year you’ll be able to make major decisions that will clear the path for a very different life, if you are ready for it!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) This is a great time to address all matters concerning healing, mental, emotional and physical. Have old patterns been holding you back? Dig deep and find pathways to help release outworn structures preventing your growth. And take advantage of Venus in your sign this month, which could help with all relationship matters.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) There is lots of energy coming from your social network. This can be friends or work colleagues and they’ll be a great benefit to you now. There are lots of possibilities for improvement and growth in the workplace.