Jan. 21 – Feb. 11
retro is a time when things that have been lost are found, packages
or mail gone astray arrives safely, commutes can be looong or gnarly,
and ideas easily misunderstood. This particular retrograde may
involve relationships, since Mercury is conjunct Venus when it goes
retro, and any misunderstandings may be blown up out of proportion,
since Jupiter is retrograde in opposition to Mercury. Keep cool and
calm, breathe deeply, and realize this will be a good time for
learning patience! Be sure you thoroughly understand any legal
paperwork you have to sign during this period, and, if possible,
avoid signing until the period ends.
make snap financial decisions this month, Aquarius. You may be
confused about your values, with Mars conjuncting Neptune causing you
to examine ego expression with respect to spiritual and subconscious
motivation. Wait until Mercury goes direct
(see above). Also,
misunderstandings with partners are easy to blow out of proportion
with Jupiter opposing Mercury, involving your relationship house.
For you, the Mars conjunction with
Neptune pits your ego against your ruler, dreamy Neptune. It may give
you insights into the dynamics of your nature, or just be darned
confusing! You may become aware of the misalignments in your
relationships, and have unexpected insight into some health issues
but be unable to act on it until mid-February.
month you may be torn between balancing creative or artistic
activities, which have been going pretty well, with friends and
groups you belong to. Take some time to evaluate how well these
interactions are meeting your needs, and remember that they are
reflecting yourself back to you.
may be stress this month between career and home. Opportunities may
arise in your career that for one reason or another (hint: Mercury
retro) don’t work out until later on. Be patient – you are good
at that; things will work out better towards the end of the month.
There may be confusion regarding friendships and group activities.
is a time which is good for training that will prepare you for
innovations and opportunities in your career. You may finally hear
about something you had applied for but hadn’t heard back about,
that will advance your career. It is also a time when you can begin
taking steps to make a dream come true.
an excellent time to go over your portfolio and make adjustments in
your investments and personal finances. The tensions between career
and relationships that have been there for a while will intensify
over the next month, into March, and then begin to abate as Uranus
and Pluto make their final exact square.
take center stage this month, as well as other partnerships. While
positive energy abounds, patience is necessary because of the
retrogrades of Mercury and Jupiter. Impulsive changes in your
investments are possible but not advisable. Don’t make any
irrevocable decisions for at least 2-4 weeks.
on the lookout for a spiritual teacher, or book, or class. Better
yet, start tuning in to your own intuition. It’ll guide you to
those books and speakers who will help you with your spiritual
growth. This is also a good time for a health checkup while the Sun
goes through your sixth house of work and health. Relationships may
get more confusing for a short time, especially for men, while Mars
you’re creative, this is a good month for you to begin a new
painting, composition, or book, whatever your area of expertise is.
Time spent with friends and groups is more satisfying than usual for
and career are both spotlighted this month. Renovation plans slow
down but will pick up again next month. There may be unexpected
breakthroughs at work. Although there is a lull in the success you’ve
been enjoying lately, things will begin to move forward again in a
couple of months.
may hear unexpectedly from old neighbors or relatives this month.
It’s a good time to strengthen those old ties. Saturn has moved
into Sagittarius so some of your boundless enthusiasm may be toned
down somewhat as you begin looking at the serious side of your life.
You may decide to go back to school to update your skills or just for
self-improvement. Saturn loves education and so do you. It’ll be a
a good look at your personal finances, Capricorn, and also revisit
your own values. Self-evaluation is good for you. Look at making
changes in long term investments but wait at least until February 11,
and if possible, until Jupiter goes direct on