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This is another fascinating month for you, Gemini, that departs from the normal and consensus modes of thinking and of intimate connection to others. The mid-month retrograde of your ruler, Mercury, has you rethinking all your priorities, especially regarding the primacy of deep inner work in solving the puzzle of your existence. Or at least you might get closer to that, over another climactic two-month cycle beginning with this current one. Deep inner exploration merges with other significant areas of life, namely your work in the world, your philosophical connection to it, and to the very concept of partnership with important others. The Full Moon of January 17th brings transformational energies fully into play in a way that lasts you well into February. This second half of January features a process of interior intuitional realization that you benefit from paying the closest attention to. It is easy to get swayed by the attitude of the society that surrounds you, and yet it is extremely vital to your future welfare that you choose not to be in this way distracted.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The astrological month of January begins with a New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd, which signals the beginning of a new cycle for your intimate and business partnerships. The New Moon is supported by a trine from Uranus in Taurus which may highlight the benefits that come from stepping away from your work routine to nurture your inner reality and address built up tension. You could be more preoccupied with your private life and it’s a good time to focus on the support and safety offered by others. You may realize this month that in order to accomplish your ambitious visions in the coming year, you will need the backup of your important partnerships to succeed.
An educational path may also be highlighted at the beginning of the month as planet Mercury enters the sign of Aquarius. Teaching, education or travel could be on your mind but Mercury stationing retrograde mid-January means that you may have to re-evaluate the costs or energy investment of a particular trajectory.
Jupiter is now transiting in Pisces for the next four and a half months which may bring momentum and new opportunities for growth in your career sector. However, you may have to be more deliberate about your time and energy investments to ensure you do not burn out. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to be clear about what you are willing to do versus where you may need to establish better boundaries. Venus is still retrograde until the end of the month and meets the Sun in Capricorn on the 8th which may bring some clarity surrounding a business deal, an alliance, a contract or an intimate partnership.
You could feel some anxieties creeping up around the 10th and 11th as Mars in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces; you may have to deal with some unforeseen factors.
On the 14th, Mercury stationing retrograde in Aquarius augurs a period of reassessment, especially for things related to your philosophical outlook and the broader framework that helps you structure your ideas and beliefs about the world. More extensively, you may need to re-evaluate an educational or spiritual path or adjust your stance to include new information coming in at this time.
The Cancer Full Moon takes place on the 17th, and this is in many ways an important marker in the month for you, highlighting your sense of safety or your material reality. The Full Moon opposes Pluto in Capricorn which could bring out intense emotions or obsessive behavior in you or in others around you. Feelings of powerlessness may come up and it may be important to acknowledge the areas of your life where you may feel less in control. You may realize that you need more autonomy to do as you please or on the other hand, you may feel like you need more support from a partnership in order to feel grounded.
The Sun enters Aquarius on the 19th which will help bring direction and focus in the coming weeks. Then, Mercury Retrograde conjunct the Sun in Aquarius on the 23rd could bring a clarifying light on educational matters. There may be residual uncertainty as to where things are heading but you could start to see the shape of things to come.
Joint ventures, business or intimate partnerships and shared resources continue to be an important theme during the latter part of the month. Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th where it will spend the next six weeks highlighting contractual agreements and your urges for personal security. Mercury Retrograde re-enters Capricorn on the 25th which continues to bring an important emphasis on your partnerships. You may now be equipped with new information that could help you make a decision.
Secrets may be revealed or something important could come to light as Mercury conjuncts Pluto on the 29th, while Venus stations to direct motion in aspect to the Trickster energy of Uranus in Taurus. There may be an obsessive undertow coloring the end of the month so be mindful of overthinking a situation. Things may be imaginary or not be as bad as they seem so that keeping a sense of perspective could help you sort out the information coming to you at this time.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
All transits are fully interpreted with insightful clues on how to navigate the challenges ahead and gives the date range for when each transit is in effect. Includes transits to planets Mars through Pluto. Also includes interpretations for Chiron - a unique feature of this report!Learn More