I can't remember the last time we started a year with such high energy. Usually at the New Year mark Mercury or Saturn has just gone retrograde (which Saturn will later this month) and we feel a one step forward, three steps back sort of thing is happening. So now is the time to lay the foundation for your business and personal ambitions--before Saturn starts retracing its steps. And today, in particular, is a red letter day to do so. We have a slew of aspects, some helpful, some challenging, but I am calling it a four star day. Remember, do your self-care work (meditation, journaling, aromatherapy, yoga, Reiki, etc.) and you'll be ready to face the day.
4 January 2011 wastes no time getting started, we have a square between Venus and Neptune at 0:29 AM (Note: all times indicated in this blog are PST). There's something hinkey going on with love/money matters, so take care. The New Moon is next up to bat at 1:03 AM. The New Moon (at 13 degrees of Capricorn) has Capricorn in the white hot spotlight, so if you have planets at 13 degrees of any of the earth signs, this New Moon will impact you personally. Those of you with planets in Cancer near 13 degrees may find your career and home/family issues are impacted by the energy of this New Moon as well.
Surprising good fortune may be on the way in a major fashion when Jupiter conjoins Uranus at 4:52 AM. This theme is reiterated when Venus trines Uranus at 5:34 AM and then again five minutes later as Venus trines Jupiter. Don't know what all the screaming is going to be about, but with this many great aspects back to back, there's bound to be some kind of amazing news zooming around you.
The next couple of aspects bring us back to planet earth as the Moon squares Saturn at 7:00 AM. Expect delays, restrictions and other challenges, so take a deep breath and try to hang loose. The next aspect isn't bad, but it can make people challenging to deal with as the Moon conjoins Mars at 3:49 PM. Keep your temper on a tight rein, go for a walk, do some stretches--do whatever you have to do to keep calm and use the energy in a positive fashion.
Can't say the year is starting slowly at all, so make good use of the energy before Saturn begins retrograde motion 26 January. Also, don't forget, this is a good time for those aspiring writers among you to begin work on new projects. We're working with the energy of spider medicine all this week and creativity is key, make it work for you now that we're in a new lunar cycle.
Till next time...