Astrological Highlights for the Week Ahead
Get ready to start turning your dreams into reality this week! As the planets are lining us up for some truly life changing Magick!
Mercury Direct in Capricorn 18th January 2023 8:12am (ET) 18th January 2023 1:12pm (GMT)
We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as Mercury – Planet of Communication – stations Direct in grounded Capricorn!
Capricorn is reliable, trustworthy, ambitious, disciplined and stable. It is the workhorse of the zodiac, a rule follower, a go getter, a dream achiever! In the negative, Capricorn can be pessimistic, stubborn, and work-obsessed.
When Mercury enters Capricorn, our thoughts come down to earth, our ideas are realistic, and communication becomes clear. Mercury rules our minds and influences the way we think and speak and Capricorn - one of the most conservative signs of the zodiac - flavours Mercury’s transit by putting a methodical, rational spin on our thought processes and interactions.
This is a GREAT position for us to begin acting on those plans we were thinking about during Retrograde Mercury will still be in its shadow phase for the next week or so, retracing the steps it made in early December, so expect some reoccurring themes.
Sun Enters Aquarius 20th January 2023 3:29am (ET) 20th January 2023 8:29am (GMT)
Get ready for our minds to start churning with brilliant ideas as the Sun enters Aquarius this Friday! Aquarius is the oddball of the zodiac, pushing people outside their comfort zones to think and look at things in ways they never have before. This sign is visionary, able to see all that is possible in the future and initiate it in the present moment.
The Sun’s energy is forceful! It brings authority and leadership as well as embodying ones Core Self. The Sun is strength, energy & drive brightness and power!
Aquarius is known as the Water-bearer, but it is an Air sign. Air signs are all about the intellect, which means we act with our minds instead of our hearts. This brings a sense of detachment which will help us focus our intentions on what’s real, and what will best serve us in the future
New Moon in Aquarius 21st January 2023 3:53pm (ET) 21st January 2023 8:53pm (GMT)
AQUARIUS – Air / Fixed
RULING PLANET - Uranus
11th HOUSE – Wishes Hopes The Future Social Awareness Technology Friends
COLOURS – Blue Yellow Green
CRYSTALS – Amethyst, Garnet, Turquoise, Jasper
Message: “Time to dream bigger than EVER before…”
New Moons in general are all about setting intentions and with this New Moon in progressive Aquarius, now is the time to be proactive in your passions! Aquarius is the 11th House which encompasses wishes, hopes and the future, all things technological, friends and humanitarian.
Now is a great time to set intentions around launching new projects in conjunction with teamwork connecting with others and dreaming big for your future! Mercury is supporting you in Capricorn grounding you and encouraging you to work out practical ways to achieve these dreams.
Venus and Saturn are meeting up in Aquarius around this time too, which is sprinkling intentions set at the New Moon with durability. Take this New Moon as a time to reflect and plan for a fabulous future! Journal on where you want your life to be this time next year, using money and relationships as key themes. Write as if you’re already living it and start taking small steps to make these goals achievable.
Do all of this in preparation for the Waxing Crescent which will occur 3 days after New Moon – the ideal time to cast your spells around manifestation and abundance! Remember to visualise these dreams as if they are already happening – this is an important part.
Uranus Direct in Taurus 22nd January 2023 5:58pm (ET) 22nd January 2023 10:58pm (GMT)
Uranus stations Direct in Taurus at the end of this week and will stay Direct until 28th August 2023. At its best, Uranus can help us feel that sense of universal connection It can awaken the humanitarian spirit reminding us that sharing resources is the way to thrive collectively. At its worst, rebellion revolution, and dictatorship are brought to the forefront.
If any of these traits sound familiar it’s because Uranus rules Aquarius so much of the energy is being complemented by Venus currently in Aquarius and the Sun in Aquarius. The energy of Uranus is electric and crammed with change which also compliments the themes of Mars and Mercury stationing Direct this week and last.
We are now being treated to a period of time where no major planets are Retrograde, this will remain the case until April when Mercury Retrogrades in Taurus. Now is the time to go full steam ahead with our plans!
All the energy is now being directed externally, in the right direction, encouraging our dreams to grow and blossom into a beautiful reality!
Love & Light to all