Astrological Highlights for the Week Ahead
The Sun in Aquarius 19/01/2021
On 21st December 2020 Jupiter and Saturn aligned in Aquarius for the first time in nearly 400 years, aka The Great Conjunction. This is a rare cosmic event, which many believe will usher in the Age of Aquarius, shifting our focus towards unconventional thinking and humanitarianism.
Aquarius energy asks us to be more progressive in our thinking. Its about fresh perspectives and embracing the unique and the unconventional. This energy will be felt heavily in February when a whooping 7 planets (The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn and the asteroid Pallas) will come together in the sign of Aquarius creating a Stellium More information on that to come in February
As mentioned above, Saturn and Jupiter are already in Aquarius and The Sun will be joining from 19th January. When The Sun is in Aquarius, we are motivated by our hunger for knowledge, experience, and originality. Innovation is more important to us than convention. We become more aware of what is outdated in our lives, and strive to find new perspectives and new ways to do things
A lovely way to welcome The Sun into Aquarius would be by honoring the element of Air - I’m planning on using the Spells8 Air Elemental Invocation Chant the morning of the 19th January during Sunrise to welcome The Sun into Aquarius
Vesta Retrogrades in Virgo 19th January until 20th April 2021
Vesta is an important baby planet or asteroid linked to sacred feminine energy. Vesta, the keeper of your spiritual flame, represents the sacred feminine creative energy that allows you to dedicate yourself to aspirations, plans, and goals. Vesta shows where you have a nun-like devotion to a cause, project, person, or belief that is sacred to you.
Vesta is retrograding - which means we will “feel” the energy from the planet internally, and we need to go on a journey of self discovery in order to express those feelings externally. This process helps you develop a deeper understanding and strength of the traits associated with Vesta.
It is worth noting the planet is retrograding in Virgo - In Virgo, the mood is geared toward busy productivity and adjusting with minor tweaks here and there. It favors clearing, refining, purging, detoxing, and organizing. It favors launching self-improvement schemes. I also feel its interesting to point out the links between Vesta and Virgo - Goddess, Virgins, Purity - it might be worth exploring theses connections during this retrograde
I have included links to some interesting articles on Vesta and also a way to find out where Vesta is in your birth chart incase it’s of interest to anyone.
First Quarter In Taurus 20/01/21
When the Moon is in Taurus we are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.
I intend to take advantage of the fabulous Moon in Taurus Meditations and spells recommended on the Spells8 website, to honor this First Quarter in Taurus:
To encourage a deeper link with Taurus’ earthly pulse, I’m hoping to meditate in the garden or in the woods this week - weather dependent!
A Final Note
The 20th January carries with it a potential for arguments as Mars, who loves to pick a fight, meets Uranus, the planet of electricity - Make a mental note to be extra kind to others, carry a calming stone and breathe. This is also a good time to try @SilverBear 's Anti Anxiety Jar Spell for an extra blast of peaceful energy around yourself and your loved ones
Have a Blessed week all X