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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS – JANUARY, 2020..!
By Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and All Earth Signs. For Capricorn: The month will be in the sign of Capricorn. All Saturn themes such as cold, spontaneity or no spontaneity, fun or no fun, organization, business, commerce, financial matters and management will rule supreme this month until January 19. A more heightened awareness of “serious energy” into all that you do in Life. The best side of Capricorn is seen in their leadership qualities, in their ability to demonstrate practicality and their perseverance to rise beyond obstacles. The key is to have a sense of humor, keep depression away and, to know when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: This month promotes rolling up your sleeves to prepare for the day, the week, the month, all work tasks; your goals. However, our ambitions may get the best of us if we don’t remember for what or for whom we do the work for; it cannot be for you alone. The Sun in this Earth sign brings inspiration and discipline to the ambitious side of ourselves. Try not to carry the load all by yourself, rather, ask for help and stay connected to Universal source which contains the message: We are all in this together, we all live under one sky. Best Sacred Geometry: Hexahedron (Cube or box, representing Earth) Best Visual Yantra: The colors Deep Purple or Black. HAPPY NEW YEAR !
JANUARY 3 – MARS INTO SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Aries and Capricorn. FOR SAGITTARIUS: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction is now in your sign. The good of this is that you may feel more energized and sexy. If you are in a relationship, plan something new with your partner. The time has come to put your mettle to the pedal; take action now. Just be sure to not hurt anyone or knock anyone down while you make your way. FOR ALL SIGNS: When Mars is in the sign of Sagittarius, our actions are motivated by our ideals. We are bothered by routine, quickly becoming restless if we feel confined. We have a love of adventure, and of conquest–this is the position of wanderlust. We start projects or challenges with gusto, although we may tend to abandon them rather quickly. - This may be because we set our sights too high.
JANUARY 10 – FULL MOON – A LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: The Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse is in your sign now; you may feel a shift happening the day before the Full Moon or sooner. Now is the time to let go of what you have not been able to release for some time or is it some years…? Your best bet is to do so quietly and calmly without creating a scene. FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not only Air Signs can be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. This Full Moon is also another Lunar Eclipse. We may feel the urge to purge and then escape into daydreaming. However this Full moon may have deep emotional meaning in your life as we enter 2020, the full affects can be better understood in six months time.
JANUARY 10 – URANUS TURNS DIRECT: Most affected are Aquarius and Capricorn. FOR AQUARIUS: The planet of the unexpected, surprises galore are now in store for you. Time to come clean with the truth or possibly be caught with your deception pants down. Time to come clean as more will be revealed. The best of this is that you should begin to feel familiar in your own skin again. FOR ALL SIGNS: This planetary affect has had a universal influence over trends and events related to monies, currencies, the banking sector, banks, Central Banks, the Federal Reserve and financial institutions. Also, there is the unexpected in all things connected to the higher-conscious side of mankind. We may have shifted away from the outer-world and gone inward to review ourselves with curiosity. The planet of all things revolutionary and its’ energies now return to the normal of its’ characteristics, however, initially during the first 48 hour turn, its’ energies can feel amplified: Sudden, unexpected events can happen. So, expect the unexpected.
JANUARY 13 – VENUS INTO PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Taurus. Libra and Capricorn. FOR PISCES: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also creativity. In personal or with business, others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities to come your way. Keep one foot on the ground as your explore new people, or new territory. FOR ALL SIGNS: Pisces sees all the colors of the rainbow. Love is all-embracing with Venus in Pisces. We are able to forgive and understand, we can be seducible and seductive, and we show compassion to our partners. Venus in Pisces is tender and affectionate, although hard to reach nevertheless, as there is a longing for something that is hard to define and hard to satisfy. Borders and boundaries blur under Venus in Pisces. The shadow side of this position is allowing ourselves to be victimized or deluded, as well as becoming evasiveness or finding that others are slippery.
JANUARY 16 – MERCURY INTO AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo and Capricorn. FOR AQUARIUS: With Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses in your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. Your mind may become sharp; you may not hesitate to say what’s on your mind. Use caution in saying words that you have not thought through. Careful not to trip over your thoughts and the idea of “running away” will not work as you cannot not runaway from yourself. FOR ALL SIGNS: We may be hungry for knowledge and open to new and original ideas. We begin to think outside of the box, and our thinking becomes more progressive and objective. Our communication and thought patterns are spontaneous, somewhat fragmented, and liberal. This is a time when inventive thinking is at a peak. This good very well be a very great time for artists, writers all those who wish to create – do it..!
JANUARY 20 – SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs.
JANUARY 24 – NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs. FOR AQUARIUS: You can feel the surge of renewal and strength, as with this New Moon it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins, a good time to observe yourself. Review all that has happened in your Life this year. Make a list of your accomplishments and another on what is yet to be completed. You can succeed if you focus on the positive and deny the negative. FOR ALL SIGNS: New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. While the New Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, friendship, brotherhood, group activities, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, humanitarian efforts, or joining a group can be a strong focus. New beginnings regarding any or all of these matters are possible now. Change has happened and another shake up may be necessary. This is a time during which we should solve problems that require thinking “outside of the box”; look to the future with a brand new, positive, and hopeful vision; brainstorm and socialize; focus on extending a friendly hand, receiving support, and expressing platonic love for those around us; give our emotions and passions a “break”, as we develop more objectivity and some detachment from past haunts; learn how something (or someone) works; revitalize ourselves through experiences that are new or simply different; reach out to people in our social circle and in our community, and recognize the value of our friendships and social networks; recognize that some level of detachment and distancing ourselves from our habits and attachment to the past will help us break away from destructive behaviors that are holding us back. With this powerful Aquarius energy, we have the chance to make progressive changes in our lives. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to these matters.
SUN IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius and All Fire Signs. FOR SAGITTARIUS: All Jupiter themes such as opportunity, expansion, honesty, leadership, higher learning, tremendous vision and, elevation will rule supreme until December 22. A more heightened awareness of optimism, awareness itself and to see beyond the immediate. The best side of Sagittarius is seen in their leadership qualities, to assist others with the truth and their teaching manner done in “their own way”. The key is to not take on more than you can balance with your health and, to know when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe. FOR ALL SIGNS: Expansive in travel, adventure, teaching and learning are all favored now. This month promotes enthusiasm, enabling us to see beyond the immediate, beyond barriers of our current circumstances and will help us to envision a more rewarding future. Some may want to have freedom from the current reality. We may expect too much, speak too bluntly, or fail to address details that we may jump to conclusion about, especially if we feel it’s going to ruin our fun. It is best to remember that all good things have their time and place; remember who you are and where you live. Enjoy the sunny side of the season! Best Sacred Geometry: Tetrahedron (Fire) Best Yantra: The color Indigo Blue.
DECEMBER 2 – JUPITER INTO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Sagittarius and Capricorn. FOR CAPRICORN: This is big news! Jupiter the planet of luck, good opportunities and expansion is now in your own orbit for the next full year. Make a new wish list and meditate on your participation to help it all come true. The Good: At times it will seems as though they lined up ten people and awarded one award and it’s for you! The Challenges: Health issues with Jupiter are usually related to excesses, while Capricorn issues are often connected to the knee, teeth, or bones, to obstructions, rheumatism or arthritis, or issues related to melancholia. It’s possible that hidden or concealed problems in these areas can magnify during this next year. Now is the time to prepare, protect your good health by doing all that you can to boost your immune system, dental health and more. FOR ALL SIGNS: As this transit will last a full year, Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge, and our understanding. Jupiter represents optimism, growth, generosity, and abundance. With Jupiter now in Capricorn, we are practical realists who need to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them. This is how we grow and expand. During this cycle, we are not big risk takers; we need direction, clear goals, and strong plans, and we value tangible results. We may strongly have a need to take a disciplined, committed, step-by-step approach to realize our goals.
We also have a strong need for concrete results. Our attitude towards work and practical, realistic action should be positive. During this cycle, we can be more conservative and traditional, however, we may not be into taking big risks. We may need to learn to be more flexible and tolerant of weaknesses. We should also watch out for behaving with an attitude of self-serving. Because Jupiter’s nature is extravagant, we must guard against “too much.” In Capricorn, we can be materialistic and miserly. We may also be quite power-hungry or status-conscious during this period. These are things to watch for and avoid. We may want to succeed through resourcefulness and reducing waste including with our time. Jupiter in Capricorn is a time for pouring extra attention into the structures that hold us up. We are shrewd, strategic, and careful. Expect to see more and more Capricorn themes and topics in the media.
DECEMBER 9 – MERCURY INTO SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Gemini and Virgo. FOR SAGITTARIUS: With Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses in your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. Your mind may become sharp; you may not hesitate to say what’s on your mind. Use caution in saying words that you have not thought through. If you planned ahead, expect some local travel to take you where you can enjoy a change of scenery. Otherwise, take caution: Are you taking a trip to enjoy life or are you running away from something that will still be there, waiting for you when you return? FOR ALL SIGNS: With Mercury in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to go deeper in any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics. Ideals can be sought, our thinking is more optimistic, and our faith can also increase. We are more prepared to believe and to persuade others. What is fair and unfair concerns us most now. However, although our aim may be true, the results are not always exact.
DECEMBER 12 – FULL MOON IN GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini and All Air Signs. FOR GEMINI: If you have felt suppressed in a particular area in your Life, you may want to meditate now on how and to whom needs to know about. It is time to really express yourself and let it out. If not, it is possible that you will experience a different type of sore throat, an ailment such as strep throat that can lead to worse illnesses. When to speak? If it is about finances, try communications on the 17th or 18th . If it is about romance, try it on the 10th or 11th of this month. FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not only Air Signs can be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. The Gemini Full Moon exactly opposes the Sagittarius Sun. The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity is a mental axis, where Gemini represents the “lower mind” and Sagittarius represents the “higher mind”. A Gemini Moon encourages us to think logically, while Sagittarius persuades us to think in a far broader manner. Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the here and now. Gemini is quite comfortable in his or her immediate environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture beyond. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what this Full Moon invites us to do.
This Full Moon is also about communication, attitude, and sense of adventure. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos requests that we let it out. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them. This Gemini Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. It can also be an emotional time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. The Moon can and will symbolically “illuminate” what occurs in our own lives and deep in our consciousness.
DECEMBER 20 – VENUS INTO AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Taurus and Libra: FOR AQUARIUS: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also creativity. In personal or with business, others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities to come your way. For all of the good that you have done this year, if your heart was in it and others came first, then you will receive acknowledgement and reward. Just don’t go looking for this as it may come to you not in the way or manner that you would expect. Just accept it as it comes. FOR ALL SIGNS: We can move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom. These are important themes in our social relationships under this influence. Aquarius can be just as faithful as Capricorn, but it has to be on his/her own terms. Experimental relationships are more intriguing now. Being friends as well as lovers is important to us during this cycle, so allowing one another freedom of expression, and treating others fairly, unselfishly, and impartially, are also important now.
DECEMBER 21 - SUN INTO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and all Earth Signs. Happy Holidays..!
DECEMBER 26 – NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and All Earth Signs. FOR CAPRICORN: You can feel the surge of renewal and strength, as with this New Moon it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins, a good time to observe yourself. Review all that has happened in your Life this year. Make a list of your accomplishments and another on what is yet to be completed. There can be some momentum in one thing that can be completed now rather than next year. FOR ALL SIGNS: New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: A Solar Eclipse’ energies and its’ effects can be felt and better understood up to six months after the actual date of the Eclipse. In the sign of Capricorn, public life, career, reputation, achievement, and accountability are very strong. This Eclipse is about new beginnings regarding all of these matters. This is a time for setting practical, attainable goals; working on developing maturity and common sense; considering the future, and preparing for it. Capricorn teaches us that recognizing our limitations actually frees us to focus on what matters most, where we are, who we are, and where we want to go. With the potent Capricorn energy of the Solar Eclipse, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us into the future. Flaws in an important system in our lives are revealed around the time of the Eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. Something ends in order for something new to begin.
DECEMBER 28 – MERCURY INTO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Gemini and Virgo. This transit will continue until January 16, 2020. FOR CAPRICORN: With Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses in your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. Your mind may become sharp; you may not hesitate to say what’s on your mind. Use caution in saying words that you have not thought through. FOR ALL SIGNS: With Mercury in Capricorn, our thinking is methodical and our focus can be sober and practical. It may find it easier to concentrate on the task at hand. Our conversations may be more realistic or focused on business and practical matters. Our thought patterns and communication styles become even more logical, orderly, and organized. We are much more able to sort out what is relevant and essential. Our manner of speaking can be no-nonsense, however, we need to be wary of becoming too rigid in our thinking as we can come across as cold or harsh. It is important to remain calm and positive with everyone around you.
Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 23 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.