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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JANUARY, 2021
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. A new approach to each thing that matters most in your life begins. These things should be considered useful, practical or not. Try not to carry the load all by yourself, rather, ask for help and stay connected to Universal source which contains the message: As 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 6 - MARS INTO TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus, Aries and Capricorn. FOR TAURUS: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and impatience is now in your sign. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be in your favour to go with the first, feeling and being positively sexy. Your energy and drive also may increase. Another Earth sign may figure more prominently now, keep your awareness up on the 1st, the 9th and the 13th of this month.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit with Mars will continue until March 3, 2021. With this transit, we may be determined, stubborn, and purposeful. While Mars is in Taurus, we can be passive until provoked, and our defensiveness is at its strongest when we are resisting or defending something. In contrast to the impulsive Mars in another sign, a Fire sign, we tend to go after our goals very slowly, with patience. We seek longevity and long-term satisfaction.
JANUARY 8 – MERCURY INTO AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo and Capricorn. FOR AQUARIUS: The planet, Mercury is now in your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. Gemini and Virgo may figure more prominently now. A special message for Aquarius: Observe your conversations on the 25tth of this month; it may lead to compatibility.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Mercury’s ‘direct’ transit will continue until January 30th. During Mercury’s time in Aquarius, we are 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 can be spontaneous, somewhat disjointed and liberal. This is a time when inventive thinking is at a peak.
JANUARY 8 - VENUS INTO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Taurus, Libra and Capricorn. FOR CAPRICORN: 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 for creativity. 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. A special message for Capricorn: Consider a special get-away to enjoy your time with others or to simply revisit a favorite place.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until February 1 2021. It will be easier to become serious about our finances and boosting our relations with business partners and/or co-workers. Our visions, our talents for creating artistic structure and form are enhanced, and our chances to form connections with people who support our ambitions may be improved. We value enduring connections, reliability, and faithfulness. We take expressing our feelings seriously, and we take our time to warm up to others. We generally like to keep our “cool” in relationships.
JANUARY 13 – NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and All Earth Signs. FOR CAPRICORN: The New Moon in your sign, a new cycle in your Life can begin now. This also 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 now; you should feel much more liberated as your planet Saturn has shifted in your favor. As you clean up any messes from the past year, proceed with confidence with new endeavors.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: We are more likely to see more ‘breakdowns’ and then more ‘breakthroughs’ that all begin in the middle of this month. Also, A new cycle, even a new “normal” can begin now in relations to commerce and business. Control and authority issues will figure as well. We need to be ready to handle any moments of conflict with a calm mind towards solution(s). Consider acts of kindness, as one person does demonstrate kindness, it can become infectious in a positive way for others to follow, to show their good Sankalpa (‘intentions’) and do the same.
JANUARY 14 – URANUS TURNS DIRECT (IN AQUARIUS): Most affected are Aquarius, All Earth Signs and Capricorn. FOR AQUARIUS: Your ruling planet, Uranus has been retrograde since this past August and now begins to make its’ grand return to direct motion. Things that didn’t go very well in the past four months now can have a chance to shift again for the better. Prioritize and choose from your “to do” list wisely.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Uranus, this large planet has been retrograde since August 15th and now begins its’ return to direct motion. Uranus is the most rebellious planet through the effects it has upon us and when in Direct motion it has these positive contributions: Oneness, collective higher consciousness, Universal ego, friendliness, great intellectual power, love for the new or avant-garde, off-beat, to form and communicate understandable concepts, very futuristic. While in retrograde, a rebellion path was paved; its’ evidence is in the world-view and world-wide experiences shared by everyone this past Summer and Fall. With Uranus now direct, a new shift, a new direction for mankind will begin.
JANUARY 19 – SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs.
JANUARY 28 – FULL MOON IN LEO: Most affected are Leo and All fire Signs. FOR LEO: The Full Moon is in your sign. Another cycle in your Life has come to an end, with this one more significant than others of the past. A special message for Leo: From the middle of this month a shift, a reminder may happen related to your finances. Be sure to keep your professional matters all balanced especially on the 21st and the 28th of this month. You need to prepare for Mercury going Retrograde on the 30th.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Fire Signs may 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. With this Full Moon in Leo, it may feel more dramatic and volatile. For some Fire sign people, more and for other signs less. Whatever is revealed by this Full Moon will have longer lasting consequences. If you are aware and are paying attention, you will feel it and know it. An ‘intersection’ will occur because of this Full Moon in Leo, Saturn, and a trine or ‘t’ square affect by Uranus, Mars and Black Moon Lilith gather for us instead (as we should not gather at this time). Black Moon Lilith, in the language of science, is the geometric point in the sky that marks the furthest point of the Moon's orbit around the Earth. Otherwise, in an Astrology chart, Black Moon Lilith represents a person's primitive impulses and behavior in their rawest form.
JANUARY 30 – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE: Most affected are Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius.
FOR ALL SIGNS: this transit always occurs every three months for a period of three weeks. Beginning on this date, for the next three weeks, lay low in matters of communications, travel, and purchases relating to electrical gadgets of communications; the cell phone, the computer, an automobile and other electrical equipment or machinery. The written, spoken, and typed word may have to be RE-written, RE-spoken, RE-typed. Generally, not a good time to commit with your word or sign important documents as when MIR turns direct in three weeks there will be changes. Also, the same may be for scheduling anything. Some changes may be for the better, or more likely, some of it may fall apart by the next MIR (in 3 months).
ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - DECEMBER, 2020
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
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 1 – MERCURY INTO SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Gemini and Virgo. This transit continues until December 20. FOR SAGITTARIUS: The planet, Mercury is now in your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. Gemini and Virgo may figure more prominently now. A special message for Sagittarius: You may as though you made it through the uncertainties of this past year and now are on the brighter side of Life. If you have a project or victories to share with the world, then it is time to get on with it, share and tell the world.
FOR ALL SIGNS: While Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to go deep into any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics. New ideals are sought after, our faith increases and our thinking is more optimistic. We are more prepared to believe and to persuade others. Gemini and Sagittarians may figure more prominently and also appear in the news.
DECEMBER 14 – NEW MOON-SOLAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius and All fire signs. FOR SAGITTARIUS: This New Moon is also a “Super New Moon”, a solar Eclipse in your Sign. Personal growth is the new theme for your now, with new opportunities for advancement and recognition are possible. You will have increased confidence and initiative to help you reach your goals. You can make a good impression on those with the power, the influence to make a big difference in your Life. Also, beginning with this Eclipse on this day, you have the opportunity to contribute new ideas related to freedom and opportunity to your family, your local community, your state or the world! If you don’t know already what it is that you want to say, meditate for the answers. Consider reaching out, talk to others about our environment or create new dialogue to help diversity.
FOR ALL SIGNS: The new Moon in Sagittarius is also a Solar Eclipse, a “Super New Moon”. The New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or Life-altering change. However, this event or change can be very positive. It is important to remember that Eclipses are not responsible for terrible events in people’s lives. People are responsible for their own choices. If you are a Fire sign, you may tend to feel more energetic and clearer now. Otherwise, the opportunity has arrived for everyone, to see how you can improve your knowledge especially about your inner-self, your inner-sight. Also, new freedoms have arrived in time to return and to enjoy, to heal through the element of Fire. Write down, meditate, and visualize what it is that you really need, not what you want.
DECEMBER 15 – VENUS INTO SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Taurus and Libra. FOR SAGITTARIUS: 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 for creativity. 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. A special message for Sagittarius: Now is the time to go forward with those social plans; just be sure that you follow the guideline and rules where other people’s health may be affected.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Romantic energy shifts from last months’ intensity to cheerfulness now. Sagittarius energy does have its’ intense moments, considering it is a Fire sign. However, sometimes, its’ energies can be more positive and healing. Love becomes more of a Universal kind. Romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward–even a blunt–approach to love, will be more prominent now. Truth and higher meaning are the important things that take priority with Fire signs and also in our lives this month.
DECEMBER 17 – SATURN INTO AQUARIUS – A MAJOR EVENT! Most affected are Aquarius, All Air Signs, and Capricorn. This transit will continue for the next two and one half years, until 2023. FOR AQUARIUS: Although the holidays are upon us all and for you, it is a good time to start re-focusing, re-building a new support system for yourself. Saturn is the planet of no-nonsense and great lessons through serious challenges, karmic events. During your ‘Saturn Return’, you'll grow to understand your role in your family dynamics. You might also mend past issues with family members or create some new, healthy boundaries. You will be reviewing your ideals and what and whom you value most. If finances and your personal belongings are involved, keep your emotions in check when discussing these.
Saturn, the planet of hard lessons, Karma will bring both hard challenges and also beneficial rewards when you realize it by the journey’s end. This planet brings greater structure to your unconsciousness, your higher self found in your psyche. You may be feeling the urge to live up to your most important obligations, responsibilities. If you chose to take on more, choose wisely, less is more with respects to stress. Please remember: Without awareness of your health, some challenges that you may face can become unnecessarily more stressful. Begin or keep up with your health regime and goals. Otherwise, expect delays, some restrictions that may limit your freedom in some ways. This transit will strip away from your Life situations, people, old habits that no longer serve you well. During this transit, resolve to be a better person.
FOR CAPRICORN: You may feel the push to become more outspoken, or offbeat in some areas in your Life. Your pursuit of new social circles, for business, technology or for pleasure may figure more prominently now. The big picture here really does affect and include the entire world, so choose wisely. The sign of Aquarius can figure more prominently as well.
FOR ALL SIGNS: ‘Saturn Return’ comes back into focus; this transit continuing until the year 2023. We may be clearing out the old and focus on prioritizing on quality instead of quantity. It will be a good time for testing ourselves with respects to our social lives, higher ideals, our associations with group involvement and our contributions to community. New ways of approaching others can figure strongly during this period. we’re doing things differently because of our new outlook, perspective on the current trends including the ways of dealing with the novel pandemic. As we look at these things more carefully, different methods, new approaches will naturally reveal themselves. It will be a great time for technological advances that improve the community, that bring more structure to our lives, and that help us connect more effectively. Although, there can be more structure and rules imposed upon technology that may feel like it’s too much or restrictive.
Also, with Saturn in Aquarius, our focus turns to our connection to something larger, such as systems, and to many individuals, the masses. The power of ‘group movements’ is likely to rise. Saturn in Aquarius is focused on preserving ‘the group’. For example, this can be a time of help from groups and friends. However, there can be more criticism or pressure from a social group. Ideally, we seek ways to improve, simplify, calculate, and make practical ideas that come down to earth. Placing restrictions can be supportive only up to a point.
THE CHALLENGE: Regarding our bodies and health issues and for better health during this transit, it will be important to pay extra attention to calves, lower legs, blood circulation, and the nervous system. Circulation and coordination problems, eyesight, cataracts, and fatigue are associated with this transit.
When Saturn checks into a new sign, a new “home”, he wants to clear up any and all messes as soon as possible. He wants to see everything as it should be: Orderly, in its proper place, done with practicality and good structure. When he finds that all is in order, done by the book, only then will he dispense the rewards. No reward for bad behavior, no reward for unfinished work, wherever it may be in your Life.
THE GOOD: In order to really benefit and learn from this period, we need to accept that some options may be limited in order to enjoy a simpler, more fulfilling life. We stress the importance of Yoga and stretching exercises; they will help. Your self- healing really does help our ‘Universal Healing’. BEST CHAKRA: The 7th, Ajan, Sahasrara, ‘the crown’. BEST COLORS: Indigo Blue, Royal Purple, Lilac and White.
DECEMBER 19 – JUPITER INTO AQUARIUS , ANOTHER MAJOR EVENT! Most affected are Aquarius, All Air Signs and Sagittarius. FOR AQUARIUS: 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 Challenges: Health issues with Jupiter are usually related to excesses, while Aquarian issues are often connected to eccentric or strange behavior. Jupiter asks that you liberate yourself from unexpressed emotions as well as you famous way of disconnecting from them. You may need to admit first that you are a little unbalanced from the past year and begin new steps for re-alignment. The Good: It is also possible that you may meet or start up an important relationship. Also, at times it will seems as though they lined up ten people for a big award and the one person that it goes to- it’s for you!
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 Aquarius, out thinking can be ‘out–of-the box’ and seek more freedom. Freedom allows for luck to expand; we need to break some rules so that our creative ideas can really flow. The Challenge: To not to break any serious mandates or laws while in the pursuit of our goals. The Good: This transit allows for the not being afraid to take any risks. This transit is a time associated with a strong urge for freedom and expansion, when you will want to improve yourself by uplifting you own consciousness and explore, experience some new area of Life. New horizons open up to you and a new phase of your life begins. Begin with the exploration of new knowledge and expanded feelings of being more open-minded.
DECEMBER 20 – MERCURY INTO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Gemini and Virgo. FOR CAPRICORN: The planet, Mercury is now in your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. Gemini and Virgo may figure more prominently now. A special message for Capricorn: Someone new from out in the world may come into your life to show you how to enjoy new communications, meeting new people. However, it would be best to avoid larger groups and parties with too much alcohol. Also, keep up with your respect for the guidelines and rules that do keep you and others’ health safe and sane.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues from December 20 2020 until January 8, 2021. While Mercury is in Capricorn, our thinking is methodical and orderly with our focus being sober and practical. It is easier to concentrate on tasks under this influence. Our conversations may be more realistic or focused on business or practical matters. Our thought patterns and communication styles become more logical, orderly, and organized. We are much more able to focus upon what is essential and important. However, we need to be aware of becoming too rigid in our thinking or coming across as cold or harsh.
DECEMBER 21 – THE SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN: Most Affected are Capricorn and All Earth Signs.
DECEMBER 29 - FULL MOON IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: The Full Moon is in your sign. Another cycle in your Life has come to an end, with this one more significant than others of the past. A special message for Cancer: Time to review all of your losses and find a way to “let go” of your grief. You cannot build a positive outlook for 2021 while having unfinished business left over form this year, 2020.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Water Signs may 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. With this Full Moon in Cancer, the Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last, Cancer New Moon. It is an emotional time of tender feelings. However, we may feel an over-attachment to outdated pleasures, connections, or things, especially activities and gatherings that were done outside. This is a time of exploration of going inside, as our feelings are more about our home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. Release resentment and welcome internal awesomeness..!
Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 24 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.