Chart created using TimePassages Astrology Software
January Horoscopes
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 [LQM] 8 9
10 11 12 13 [NM] 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 [FQM]
24 25 26 27 28 [FM] 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
Current Astrology
[S] The Sun is in Gemini
[M] The Quarter Moon is in LibraThe First Quarter Moon is in Libra: All day
[Hg] Next Mercury Retrograde
Aug 23 - Sep 15

Current Configurations

by Henry Seltzer


January 7th Last Quarter Moon Last Quarter Moon Chart
The Last Quarter is traditionally a time of recognition of all that has gone before in preceding three weeks of the lunation cycle. This is when consciousness arises regarding what had transpired, and how the insights gained might apply to the next time around. This month is a thoughtful time, and these first two weeks especially so, with both Mercury and Mars in retrograde. It is interesting that the Sun and Moon aspect retrograde Mars at this time, reminding us that action is at a relative standstill now and that introspection is the rule of the day, as we attempt to think our way out of the chaos of the last decade even we enter this new one. Coming as it does between two eclipses, this configuration is dramatic in its own way as a mediating influence, a preparation for the powerful New Moon to follow in a week. The fact that the Sun and Moon are in square is indicative of a point of tension in the process of development that is still unfolding from the moment of the previous New Moon of mid-December.

January 14th Solar Eclipse New Moon New Moon Chart
This powerful Capricorn New Moon and eclipse is exactly conjunct Venus rather than Mars, emphasizing relationship in all its forms. There are also ties to Neptune, exactly 30 degrees away, practically to the minute, and to Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. A stationing Mercury conjoins Pluto, also in Capricorn, while the mutual reception between Venus and newly retrograde Saturn in turn serves to emphasize the SaturnPluto square which is very strong right now. Additionally Eris, the new planet beyond Pluto named as recently as 2006, is also powerful at this time, being almost exactly square to the nodal axis at the time of the eclipse. This indicates the presence of a fierce feminine warrior energy in these times that will emerge in many different ways in the months ahead, and not always pretty ones. At its best, this energy champions the underdog and opposes the arbitrary allocation of power to outmoded patriarchal institutions. As all the outer planets come into play over these next few weeks and months we are enjoined to take the highest possible viewpoint on our situation. We might remember equally that all things must pass, and that this is our moment to make a difference. We are called at this time to service as an opportunity rather than an obligation, and we win when we think of ourselves not as victims of a world gone astray, but rather as cogs in the machinery of positive change that is still possible and now more necessary than ever.

January 23rd First Quarter Moon First Quarter Moon Chart
The First Quarter is traditionally a time when the rubber meets the road in terms of changes that must be made, a time when the tender shoots of our impulse must be tested against the potential of the world to destroy these impulses or else to validate them as viable. This testing period can be a time of tension as we potentially face off against each other and the world and sort out the true possibilities. A note of hope is granted now, since Jupiter is newly arrived in Pisces, symbolizing grace in action, and since the Sun and Venus aspect Jupiter from the sign of Aquarius, which can be optimistic also, a look forward to the future.

January 29th Full Moon Full Moon Chart
This Leo Full Moon conjuncts retrograde Mars, and as a configuration represents the climax and fulfillment of the cycle that was began mid-month. This is the flowering of the impulse from that decisive moment. This is not however the time for action, but rather the time for greater awareness and recognition of our situation. This is because Mars is still retrograde, lasting well into March, and Mercury, though in direct motion once again from the 15th (right after the eclipse that took place in the same sign of Capricorn) has a ways to go before it recovers its lost Zodiacal ground on February 4th. What is most appropriate is that we continue to meditate on our situation, dire though it might be, and continue also to have faith in our process of evolving consciousness as individuals and as a society at large.

May 2023
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 [LQM] 8 9
10 11 12 13 [NM] 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 [FQM]
24 25 26 27 28 [FM] 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
[S] The Sun is in
[M] The Moon is in
[Hg] Mercury is Retrograde

TimePassages Best Astrology App for iPhone

free monthly horoscopes monthly horoscopes monthly free horoscopes astrology free horoscopes monthly horoscope horoscopes monthly
Read Your Horoscope
  The AstroGraph Newsletter

time passages astrology newsletter Keep up-to-date with your free monthly horoscope from AstroGraph by subscribing to our Free Monthly Newsletter.

  FREE Chart + Mini Report

Free Natal Report HoroscopeIncludes a free color birth chart horoscope and a sample of our insightful report text.

free astrology chart

astrology horoscope free horoscopes   free astrology horoscopes astrological horoscopes   free astrological horoscopes free horoscope

monthly free horoscopes free monthly horoscope free horoscopes monthly free horoscope best monthly horoscopes best free monthly horoscope
Free Calculation & Interpretation

Free Natal Report HoroscopeYou can get a FREE calculation and interpretation of your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs by signing up for a My AstroGraph account.

  Transits to the U.S. Chart

astrology chartAstrologer Henry Seltzer explains the astrology of U.S. and world politics in his Zodiactivism Blog.

  TimePassages Basic Edition

time passages astrology software Generate, print, and share unlimited natal birth charts.
Amazing astrology software at an amazing price.

Learn More

best horoscopes free best astrology horoscopes   best free horoscope   best free horoscopes astrology horoscopes
We respect your privacy. Our website is using cookies for analytics, language and user settings. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, Privacy Policy and Terms of Sale.
I agree