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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - FEBRUARY, 2024
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs. The Month is in the sign of Aquarius. For Aquarius: All Uranus themes such as Oneness, collective consciousness, coolness, friendliness, great intellectual powers, appreciation for the off-beat, the avant-garde, the unexpected, or suddenness will rule supreme this month until February 18. A more heightened awareness of “going higher” in all that you do, all that you can be in Life. The best side of Aquarius is seen in their openness, in their ability to demonstrate the beneficial and positive side of rebellion and their detachment from overt emotions. The key is to have a sense of humor, to keep eccentricity under control and, to know when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: The collective consciousness works best and large numbers; events, gatherings with purposeful vision can succeed. Teamwork and cooperation may get a fair chance now. Although change may come more easily now, expect some surprises as Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and that means expect the unexpected. Try to remain flexible in your plans. Best Sacred Geometry: Sphere (circle). Best Yantra: The colors Deep Purple or Violet.
FEBRUARY 4 – MERCURY ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Gemini and Virgo. FOR AQUARIUS: The planet, Mercury now enters 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. A Special Message for Aquarius: You may be considering or speaking to important people in your inner Life; the time has arrived for discussions that revolve around making a decision as an opportunity appears. If you find that your mind is over-active at night, make time to prepare for a good night’s sleep: Naturally, try a Cal-Mag-Zinc complex vitamin or Traditional Medicinal- “Nighty-Night” sleep – tea.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until February 23. While Mercury is in Aquarius, we are eager for knowledge and we are open to new and original ideas. We begin to think outside of the box, and our thinking can become more progressive and objective. Our communication and thought processes are spontaneous, somewhat fragmented, and liberal. This is a time when creative and inventive thinking is at a peak, it's best, a ‘bindu’, even “a starting point” A time when prime numbers will be working, appearing in small and larger gatherings.
We are reasonable, we can find it easier to separate intellect and emotion when assessing a situation. Although progressive-minded and receptive to new studies and information, we are not quick to sway from our ideas and beliefs. And, while in this transit, we can take more interest in thoughts, concepts, ideas that’s daring, original and selfless. As we envision a better future for all, we can come up with truly interesting ideas and concepts that can help to raise the vibration of our kind and our planet.
FEBRUARY 9 – NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and all Air Signs. FOR AQUARIUS: A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. While Mercury is in your sign along with this new Moon cycle, you have a stronger voice to communicate what is most important now. Also, you could be attending a special celebration this week or coming soon within this month.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will occur at 3:00 PM PST. A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: While in the sign of Aquarius, this New Moon represents friendship, brotherhood, group activities, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, humanitarian efforts, or joining a new group will be a compelling decision. New beginnings regarding any or all of these matters are possible now.
This is a time during which we should be able to solve problems by thinking “outside of the box.” We can look to the future with a brand new, positive, and hopeful vision by frequently brainstorming along with socializing. We can focus on extending a friendly hand, receiving support, and expressing Agape love, a platonic love for those around us. It’s a time to give our emotions and heavy passions a break, as we develop more objectivity and some detachment from past haunts.
We might learn how something (or someone) works or revitalize ourselves through experiences that are new or simply different. Those of us who believe in our hearts, without a doubt that we see life differently while living in the third dimension are really living in a loving flow, awakened with the knowledge that comes from the fourth dimension and beyond. And those of us who have ‘graduated’ from the fourth dimension into the fifth can see or quietly relate to other un-earthly realms where helpful beings are from. With Mercury also in the sign of Aquarius, this IS the month of visitations with unusual beings from other realms. Some may of us see them in the sky and some will see them from the corner of your eye.
If you choose to communicate with them, prepare and do so with no fear. They are here now because of our planet reaching a pinnacle point of chaos with war, hate and other strange and unfortunate choices. They wish to help. They can assist us to remember who we really are: Humanity as One Life, living with love and respect for others while we all live under One sky.
This cycle encourages us to reach out to people in our social circle, in our community and beyond to recognize the value of our friendships, our social networks and being open to the unusual. We might also 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 potent 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. This New Moon also clashes with Uranus, bringing about rebelliousness, impulsiveness, abrupt, however innovative energy. Also, we can be particularly focused, determined, and concentrated. Choose meditation, otherwise, choose with calm, no fear, choose love and wisdom from the ancients.
FEBRUARY 13 – MARS ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, All Air Signs and Aries. FOR AQUARIUS: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction, impatience and ardor is in your sign now. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A Special Message for Aquarius: With all of the planets now in direct motion, you will have a better chance to have your idea heard as you will find that your voice is strong.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until March 22. We may experience dynamic yet erratic energy as we can also achieve or miss our goals through rushed or over-energetic tactics. And expect displays of impersonal expression(s) of anger, and there you have it – these are some characteristics of Mars in Aquarius. The Good: We are team players; supportive of others and less concerned about our own personal power.
We may be attracted to unconventional methods, and we tend to approach problems from an intellectual, detached perspective during the Mars-in-Aquarius cycle. Everyone must try to reminder to take some breaks, take a walk and breathe.
FEBRUARY 16 – VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are, Aquarius, Taurus and all Air Signs. 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 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 Aquarius: Consider that February 20 could be a day to plan for a celebration with workmates. You may find the day rewarding.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until March 11, 2024. As Venus enters Aquarius today, we move towards eccentricity, independence and freedom as these are the thematic energies in our social relationships under this influence. Aquarius can be just as faithful as a Capricorn, as long as it is in Aquarius’ own terms. If the time is right for you and if you are ready, experimental relationships may be more intriguing now.
Being friends as well as lovers is important to us during this cycle. Allowing one another freedom of expression, and treating others fairly, unselfishly, and impartially really is a priority. We can treat people as equals and take our friendships, important beliefs and causes more seriously. We can enjoy intellectual stimulation and companionship. Serious consideration for others including earnings, income boosts come through innovative and unique ideas. We can re-write, remake traditions and approach things with more originality. Being true to ourselves and with integrity is of the supreme importance in our relationships.
Venus-in-Aquarius can also be a friendly but aloof time. If you are desiring more from an Air sign, reconsider that perhaps you could be the one that may be a little off balance. Give it more time as when this transit is over, so may be your wanting and desire for more. In the meantime, if you want more, go see the film, ONE LOVE .
FEBRUARY 18 – SUN ENTERS THE SIGN ON PISCES: Most affected are Pisces and All Water Signs.
FEBRUARY 23 – MERCURY ENTERS PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Gemini and Virgo. FOR PISCES: The planet, Mercury now enters 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. A Special Message for Pisces: Time to take more action on facing and dealing with the personal and financial in your life. Consider if taking out a small loan from an institution or via family or from a friend is correct for you for you now.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until March 10, 2024. While Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes can be more visual, intuitive, and imaginative. We are especially attuned to the world of emotion, which colors both our thoughts and our communication style. We can be overly sensitive yet compassionate towards others.
We seemingly guess well, we can express ourselves with imagery, and make decisions intuitively. In general our intuitive abilities widen, our third eye may even speak to us and show us a new way to go about something or to help others.
The Challenge: It may not be easy to verbalize our impressions during this transit. We don’t enjoy being pinned down, labeling, or strictly defining things. We may understand that Life isn’t always logical, and we may prefer not to think in black and white ideals. We can be sensitive and vulnerable, with some of us even more sensitive than usual. Also, we can take in more than the norm and it can possibly overwhelm us. Caution to those people who are more prone to run away from reality through drugs and alcohol or get stuck on the internet or ‘gaming’ for too long in a day or night. Water signs in particular may need some periodic time alone or find the need to go within to regenerate and to detox both the mind and body.
The Good: We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information, including books or other information about metaphysics, spiritualism, Yoga and more alike. Some of us may feel compelled to create with or without words as our expressions, our art can convey so much as it is seen, read or heard and received well be others now.
FEBRUARY 24 – FULL MOON IN VIRGO: Most affected are Virgo, All Earth Signs and Pisces. FOR VIRGO: The Full Moon is in your sign now and therefore, time to surrender, release and let go of people and circumstances that are not healthy or healing within your Life. This also includes clearing up and break-through any stuck energies including any ‘blocked Chakras’. Special Message for Virgo: You may be feeling some energy drained regardless of the past weeks’ activities or lack of the same. Find time to relax more or make special plans on February 29.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will occur at 4:30 AM PST. A Full Moon occurs in the sign of Virgo on February 24th, 2024, as the current Sun in Pisces forms an opposition to the Moon in Virgo. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It can be an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, the symbolic “illumination” - a light occurs and shine on our own lives.
With the Virgo/Pisces service axis involved, this Full Moon presses us to find a balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order, (-Virgo) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite of all possibilities (-Pisces).
Virgo rules the much needed tools and techniques we use to deal with our day-to-day Life, while Pisces rules the tools we can use to manage our spiritual selves.
Some sort of crisis (which can be a crisis of consciousness) or sudden awareness of something lacking in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the Full Moon occurs in our Astrological, natal charts. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between work and service, practicality and impracticality, health and wellness, criticism and acceptance.
However, these new feelings and revelations can be emotional ones, as with mercury, Virgo’s ruling planet pushing forth electrical impulses for communications, there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. For most people and Earth signs in particular, it’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for each of us. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so; please know, observe that what is being expressed is not quite balanced as yet.
This can also be a ‘eyes-wide-open’ time for our work, habits, health, and regular routines. We are likely to receive strong messages on these subjects from our intuition. And, this Full Moon harmonizes with Jupiter, so we can find it a bit easier to collect inspiration and encouragement.
ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JANUARY 2024
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, Lilac, White or Black. HAPPY NEW YEAR !
JANUARY 1 – MERCURY TURNS DIRECT IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Mercury began this retrograde cycle in the sign of Capricorn and ends it in Sagittarius. The year 2023’s final retrograde Mercury cycle began on December 13th and has ended on the first day of the year 2024. As Mercury begins direct motion, its’ cycle begins slowly then it picks up speed. In about a week or so things begin to feel more balanced in matters related to communications, the written, typed, tweeted, text word, travel, energy and electro-magnetic energy related to your neurological system. You can now go forward with new agreements or signing important documents. Expect some fall out from this, most recent MIR. This means that some things were not meant to last, it is best to accept the changes and move on.
As the planet of communication, Mercury Retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury can rule our “lower” mind and how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our surroundings, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury also affects such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these other areas are affected when Mercury is functioning in a slow-sluggish way.
Things can be most out-of-whack on the days of the ‘stations’ -newly changed), whether Mercury is turning Retrograde OR direct (the start and end date of the retrograde cycle) as the shifts occurs. Mercury is Retrograde approximately three times a year for approximately three weeks each time. As such, Retrograde Mercury is a fairly common occurrence. When a planet stations, its energies are very strong in our lives. When Mercury ‘stations’, communications have more impact, so critical that negative communications could have long-term implications at this time. However, if you are very clear within yourself and about what you are communicating, this can be a positive thing. So, now that Mercury is direct after several weeks of Retrograde motion, recent problems with communications and decision-making should start to improve in the days and weeks ahead. Plans or projects that have stalled might now resume. Take your time; ease your way as it’s best not to rush conversations and observations.
The best in understanding the now aftermath is to see the opportunities from this retrograde that may have held you down, slowed you down and perhaps changed you or something in your Life for the better.
JANUARY 4 – MARS ENTERS CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and Aries. FOR CAPRICORN: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction, impatience and ardor is in your sign now. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A Special Message for Capricorn: Look to January 24 to make special plans with a friend or with your beloved, a partner. Enjoy the evening as a date night or simply to relish, good pleasures of great cuisine.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until February 13. While Mars in Capricorn, this energy can be impatient, deliberate, persistent and firey. We can consider the future and the possible consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energies and focus are about being reliable, careful, reserved, and faithful. We are slow to anger but can be quite cold and irritable, especially if we are frustrated. The differences between skepticism and realism may play a part. We can be thorough and precise. We can also focus upon orderliness, discipline, self-reliance, and planning well. We dislike waste, sloppiness, and excess. We can make our intentions and ambitions clear, and our actions are measured; we are careful. We may need to feel that we’re in control and on top of things.
The shadow or darker side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity, negativity, or impatience. We could also feel a rise in confidence, in general. It would be wise to observe ourselves so that we keep our ego in-check, so not to step on others’ toes.
JANUARY 11 – NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn and All Earth Signs. FOR CAPRICORN: This New Moon is in your sign and 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 now, consider what is happening around you and the choices that you make as more of this can be cultivated and more may come your way during this new cycle. A Special Message for Capricorn: This New Moon’s energy will help to ignite your current winning streak. Didn’t win anything? Then, maybe you need to shift your priorities. Also, spending, sales or investments are best on January 19.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will occur at 3:58 PST. Every New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle. The New Moon is exact on January 11th when the Sun and Moon align in the sign of Capricorn. This lunation symbolizes a new beginning in the cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn. It’s a time during which we can focus on some of the productive traits of the sign of the Goat: Tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent and consistent. Consider how you can positively incorporate these qualities into your Life. We can focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture our dreams in a realistic manner.
Also with this potent energy, we have the chance to create some serious stability in our lives. Orderliness is key. It’s time to make some solid plans and prepare for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be. This is best apparent in approximately two weeks’ time after this Full Moon occurs. One of Capricorn’s “lessons” is to accept of the concept that reasonable boundaries and rules actually do offer us freedom. Freedom from worry, disarray and chaos. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters most now.
This lunation harmonizes beautifully with Uranus, pointing to having strong intuition and a good feeling of progress, as well as having a healthy relationship with change. Change also brings about freedom; more than that, a new door to new possibilities opens.
JANUARY 13 – MERCURY ENTERS CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Gemini and Virgo. FOR CAPRICORN: The planet, Mercury now re-enters your sign for the 2nd time within this month’s time-span. 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. A Special Message for Capricorn: Your mind may be working over-time again as mercurial pulses are heightened in your sign. The good of this is that these impulses can offer clear signals to proceed with plans for this New Year. If you find that your mind is over-active at night, make time to prepare for a good night’s sleep: Naturally, try a Cal-Mag-Zinc complex vitamin or Traditional Medicinal- “Nighty-Night” sleep – tea.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until February 5, 2024. Mercury was recently in the sign of Capricorn from December 1, 2023 until December 23, 2023, and now, again until February 5th, 2024. Mercury is spending extra time in the sign of Capricorn this year due to its’ last, recent Retrograde from December 13th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024.
While Mercury is in Capricorn, our thinking is methodical and our focus can be sober and practical. It is easier to concentrate on the task at hand under this influence. Our conversations may be quite realistic or focused on business and practical matters. Our thought patterns and communication styles can become more logical, systematic, and organized.
We are much more able to sort out what is important; relevant and essential. Realism enters the picture, our speech can be no-nonsense, and precision becomes important to us. Our survival instincts are strong as we’re interested in what will benefit us in the long term.
We’re not interested in the fluff, preferring to get right to a point or the bottom line. Communication can be somewhat guarded or cautious, and similarly not very flowery or expansively expressive. We gravitate to concrete subjects and information that’s logical, useful, and well-organized. We may prefer a methodical approach to studying. Even with our thoughts, private or fantasies may be well-considered and possible, with realistic overtones.
- The Challenges: There is a need to be more aware of ourselves of becoming too rigid in our thinking. It is possible that we may come across as cold or harsh. For some people, there is a fine line between realism and pessimism. At times, we might lack humor, or we’re inclined toward sarcasm when joking. We can be quite stubborn with our ideas and methods. . Evan changes of schedule can be most disconcerting during this cycle.
- The Good: We can use this period to make solid, realistic plans and get organized. It’s a favorable time to advise, teach, or guide. Generally, we’re more concerned than usual with our reputation or responsibilities. Our dependability can reap rewards. We love to plan ahead and map out our next steps as our reactions are sensible, cool, and level-headed while Mercury is in Capricorn.
JANUARY 20 – THE SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most Affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs.
JANUARY 20 – PLUTO ENTERS AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and Scorpio. FOR AQUARIUS: Since the New Moon in Capricorn, (on January 11) and now Pluto entering your sign, this combined energies should help you to release any old baggage that you have been holding on to. This also can aid you to continue to or begin to let go of fears and shed old harbored secrets.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until November 19, 2024. Pluto was in Aquarius from March 23, 2023, to June 11, 2023. Then again, from November 19, 2024, to March 8, 2043, during which it will weave in and out of Aquarius and Pisces. Pluto is very slow-moving, and with Retrograde activity, it advances only about 1 to 3 degrees per year, (this depends on the sign). And, this is the reason for so many dates. While Pluto flirted with Aquarius for the first time in 2023, it won’t be consistently into the sign until late 2024. Over all, by then, Pluto will spend between 19 and 20 years in the sign.
While Pluto is in Aquarius, we may take social structures and politics more seriously, and we seek major reform in these areas. Unusual, intense, or dramatic happenings are possible with friends and such networks. During this long-term cycle, we are likely to confront issues of control and power related to individuality, equality, friendships, and group associations. Prime numbers, larger groups are an important factor now. We can be on a quest to make a distinction with ourselves for our ideals, our scientific minds, liberalism, open-mindedness, humanitarianism, or unique qualities. It’s also a time when we may seek to change and renovate society through minds, ideas, science and inventions. Progress can happen best when Pluto, the “destroyer’ helps to bring about the changes. Please remember, we all live under one sky.
JANUARY 23 – VENUS ENTERS CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Taurus and Libra. 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: Although there will be other opportunities for romance within this year, a special date night fares well on January 24. Even though it may be a ”school night” during the work week, try it.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: This Transit will continue until February 16, 2024. We can become more focused and serious about our finances and boosting our relations with business partners and/or co-workers will be easier than usual under this transit. Our talents for creating artistic structure and form are enhanced, as is our abilities to form connections with people who support our ambitions increases.
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 keep our “cool” in relationships. We’re dedicated, loyal and seek genuine, perhaps old-fashioned, old school connections. It may not be a perfect time for PDA, and we can be somewhat guarded and reserved with expressing our feelings or revealing our relationships. Unless you as an Earth sign have prominent Venus in your chart, this can certainly differ.
We can value slow and steady effort and long-term prospects. The underdog who works hard can gain and shine now. What is most attractive is dependability, trustworthiness and consistency. This cycle also favors getting along well with higher-ups, conservative business goals, plans and ventures such as long-term investments, and matters related to pension(s).
JANUARY 25 – FULL MOON IN LEO: Most affected are Leo and All Fire Signs.
FOR LEO: The Full Moon is in your sign now and therefore, time to surrender, release and let go of people and circumstances that are not healthy or healing within your Life. Special Message for Leo: You may feel a bit off, even tired as this Full Moon in your sign also indicates possible high tension and exhaustion. If you can, take the day off, rest and get a good nights sleep. Begin with meditation to quiet your mind, put life away into a quiet place and return to it when you feel better, when you feel it best.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit –affect will occur at 9:54 PM PST. A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Fire Signs need to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. On a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse, it is good to make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, inspiration and relationships.
The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, the symbolic “illumination” - that is a light that occurs in our own lives. Of course, Fire signs may want to exercise some care while doing so.
The Leo Moon while the Sun is in Aquarius polarity (-the state of having two opposite or having contradictory tendencies, opinions or other aspects) deals with the balance between all that is personal (- the moon in Leo) and all that is impersonal – the Sun in Aquarius). The energy of the Leo Moon is the creative self-expression and the boost to the individual ego that we receive through pleasure, romance and entertainment, while the Aquarius Sun rules the group, prime numbers, more casual friendships, and general objectivity. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between romance and friendship, and creating a balance between expressing ourselves in personal and impersonal ways.
The Leo Moon is proud and intensely individual; not content with simply being just one of the team. Leo energy like to shine, stand-out and checks to see who is admiring Leo. The Aquarius Sun, is individualistic and does value independence, the ‘strange’ and the “team.” This Full Moon in Leo illuminates this conflict. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic illumination occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. And, once again, it is time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems. Over the coming weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them, especially if you are a Fire sign. And, this Full Moon forms a square with Jupiter, and so, we should watch for exaggeration or overshooting associated with our revelations, ideas and actions.
JANUARY 27 – URANUS TURNS DIRECT IN TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus and Aquarius. FOR TAURUS: You now get the green light to move forward and get funding for that special project. If your heart is in this project, for the good and for others, there can be grand awards for a successful outcome. FOR AQUARIUS: This shift will affect your home, allowing for you to resume your plans that may also include other household members. If these plans were on hold, it is time to review, renew and then move forward including those show matter most.
- FOR ALL SIGNS: Each year, Uranus is Retrograde for approximately 5 months. Today, Uranus ends its retrograde phase, turning direct. Uranus has been Retrograde since August 28th, 2023, and with its’ return to regular station now, Uranus energy is a bit heavy in the air this week. As this large planet gains speed in the next few weeks, our urge to express our unique selves, take some chances or risks, rebel, listen to our instincts, and stir up change are reawakened or externalized. Basically, the return to march to the beat of a different drum can now be heard loud and strong.
As this shift occurs this week, Uranus’ energy is more challenging, and we can experience some tension until we adjust to the return to direct shift and then we must acclimate again upon the end of this Retrograde. The best of this can be that it is high time to make room for ourselves; get some ‘space’ away from others. This is a choice -not necessarily to isolate one’s self,( but that too is a choice), your inner voice can bring forth new ideas, and the “how to” make better changes for your best ‘inner health’. Practicing meditation is the first step to take.
Ren is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 27 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, CA.