January 2016 Femastrology
2016 starts with our old friend, Mercury, the planet of communication, going all wonky on us again! If you can put off major purchases, elective surgeries
and important decisions until after January, you might want to do that. Things can be accomplished this month but extra patience and discrimination will be required. Mercury turns retrograde on January 5, 2016, but the vibrations will be felt at least a week prior to that. Mercury goes “direct” on the 25th of January, 2016, but won’t really “straighten out” until after the first week of February. Things may get particularly testy the week of January 17, as Mercury retro in Capricorn will aggravate already grumpy Uranus and Pluto. Communication will be challenging and tempers may flare! So, back up all important data, make sure your car is in good working order and watch what you say and you’ll be way ahead of the game.
There’s an energy buildup around January 5, as the Sun lines up with Pluto. This will surely bring up issues of power and control, both personally and globally. Some of this energy can certainly be used to do good…but not everyone will be in the mood to do that. Events continue to morph and change as Jupiter in Virgo goes retrograde January 7th, followed by a Capricorn New Moon on January 9th. This earthy energy might actually be quite helpful for resolving old problems, Mercury retrograde or not! There is some tension in the stars as the month unfolds, so taking a chill pill is advisable.
There’s a nice “energy oasis” on January 17th and 18th with the Moon in Taurus. These will be great days to get some things accomplished. And there is a Full Moon in Leo on January 23, which should bring a bit of drama and creativity into the picture.
Saturn continues clipping along in Sagittarius, which can be quite motivational. Sagittarius energy is related to law, justice and foreign affairs but the Saturn part of the equations bring up problems to be solved in these areas. Another downside to this combo is linked to what can only be described as “zealotry” as people continue to clash over religion and philosophy in all too real ways. Help set an example. Be the voice of reason and wage “Peace” whenever possible now.
2016, the Year of the Fire Monkey, will be fast-paced and surprising. Fire Monkey energy is never dull and will have a stimulating effect on many industries, including medicine and technology. Monkey years are usually prosperous. Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016.
Astro-Opportunity Days: January 4, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 22,and 27
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