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January 2020 continues and elevates the current train of transformational monthly cycles, Libra. With a huge Capricorn lineup taking place in your sector of home and family, to include your psychological depths, the month presents further challenges to your self-concept, which you are learning must include due deference to the relatively unknown dark places within you. When you look more deeply, you may find that inner wounding is significant, and must be faced and reckoned with, as you also deal with partnership issues that could well come up. The Full Moon eclipse of January 10th is extremely powerful, bringing all these matters to a head. As you contemplate who you truly are, and where headed, only the studied combination of conscious and unconscious forces within you is of true validity. Once you accept this, your surface social fluttering makes ultimate sense as part of your intended mission, which is nothing less than discovering and acting upon your deepest and most sincere values, as you are coming to know them.
The following was written by our new resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Happy New Year Libra! We begin 2020 between two very potent eclipses and much churning currently creating fluctuating narratives. For you, this motion is taking place between your roots, your home, and your family, versus your career, your vocational path, public image and your place in the world. Many opportunities to shine are currently presenting themselves even though you might be required to attend to some heavier responsibilities on the home front or with family members. Navigating the push and pull of two very different narratives is what the eclipse on the Capricorn-Cancer axis is all about. Luckily, you are a master at juggling paradoxical and often opposing needs. There is something extremely nourishing happening via the connections in your social sphere, and the acknowledgement of your accomplishments.
On January 3rd, Mars enters Sagittarius bringing much needed heat for communication of all kinds and written projects. Mars will be transiting here until February 16th, and it’s an excellent opportunity to tackle work that requires you to speak and write with enthusiasm. You might find yourself being more engaged with what interests you at this time making you more convincing in return; this is an excellent time for public speaking, teaching or simply exchanging ideas with close friends.
A lunar eclipse in Cancer takes place on January 10th, bringing major focus on your place in the world and your contribution. You could find support for your ideas out in the public arena or through your connections with people who can support your work. This is a time of recognition. However with the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn also in the works, roughly form January 10th to the 14th, it shows that tremendous discipline and hard work is also required. You might have to priorities and manage your time in order to fulfill all of your responsibilities. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in your fourth house could bring some difficult realizations or compromise needed. You win some, you lose some, as they say, but through it all you progress.
Since the Cancer-Capricorn eclipses are taking place in Cardinal signs just like yours, it can create tension and you could feel like you are being pulled in many directions simultaneously. On one hand, much of your attention could be on private matters and the need to discard some stale components there, while on the other also having to fulfill career and work obligations. Either way you look at it, the first half of January promises to be a busy time for you.
Uranus in Taurus turns direct on the same day as the lunar eclipse in Cancer on January 10th. Uranus stationing direct could bring surprising developments in regards to funding or moneys coming from other people. If you are waiting on funding, you could get an answer or a clue by the time Venus in Pisces sextiles Uranus in Taurus mid-month, on January 15th.
Your ruling planet Venus enters her exalted home of Pisces on January 13th until February 7th emphasizing health and routine. Prioritizing downtime for pleasure and relaxation might be required if you are to get away from your busy schedule. The second half of January would be an excellent time to revise your daily habits and make adjustment that allows you to have maximum vitality. With Venus in Pisces applying to Mars in Sagittarius for most of the second half of the month, relationships of all kinds are highlighted. Inspiration and creativity can be gained from your connections although you might have to move beyond a certain level of tension. Partnerships could play a supportive role, offering exciting developments, especially if you find ways to combine work and pleasure.
Messenger planet Mercury enters Aquarius on January 17th, bringing some relief from recent challenges and shifting focus towards creative projects, romance and pleasure. Mercury squares Uranus in Taurus upon its ingress into Aquarius, and this could bring exciting revelations and insights regarding your projects. The Sun enters Aquarius on January 20th and the New Moon in Aquarius takes place on January 24th in a close square with Uranus in Taurus. Since Aquarius is an Air sign like yours, this particular New Moon carries a supportive momentum and impetus for growth in connection to a creative project or an original idea.
Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius on January 26, at nearly the end of the month, indicates some relational tension or difference of opinions. You could feel more excitable and not willing to compromise so that it’s a good idea to leave yourself plenty of room for explorations of all kinds.
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