Jupiter enters Aries, initiating a new 12 year cycle
Optimistic Jupiter ♃ enters fiery Aries ♈, initiating a brand new 12-year cycle. Over the next 4 months, wherever Aries is in your chart, expect a rush of vitality and exuberance to be born within you, an expansion of courage and desire to step forward, and a fresh exploration of your higher truths.
Today the Sun joins Mars, Chiron & Neptune in Aquarius ♒, bringing the essence of the Water Bearer strongly into focus. The glyph ♒ is 2 serpents, symbolic of knowledge, which the Water Bearer is pouring forth. Aquarius opens us to revolutionary breakthroughs, freeing us from structures and paradigms no longer adequate for the expansion of consciousness that is unfolding, within oneself and collectively.
Sun in Aquarius from 1/20/11 to 2/17/11 Mars in Aquarius from 1/15/11-2/22/11 Chiron in Aquarius from 2/22/05 to 2/9/11 Neptune in Aquarius from 1/29/98 to 4/4/11
We are now clear of Mercurys Shadow, meaning the process of reevaluation that occurred during Mercury retrograde in December is fully complete. Our minds are ready to absorb fresh material. With all planets direct, things are moving forward and changing rapidly. The vibrational frequency is going to continue to rise with upcoming celestial events. The opportunity and challenge is to stay centered - as we all adjust up.
Mercury ☿ now joins the Sun in the sign of Capricorn ♑ Jan 13 - Feb 2. Matters of integrity, respect, and prudence (♑) may come further into focus especially in day-to-day social or business interactions (☿). Thoughts and conversations (☿) may be serious or practical in nature, and yet inspired with subtle refinements (♑)... These are a few examples of how this configuration may show up!
The Moon is in Aries ♈, sign of the warrior and pioneer - sign of courageously asserting & exploring. As the Moon waxes to a First Quarter (Jan 12), it is the part of the cycle that suggests continued effort and action to clear a pathway towards manifesting the new vision related to the seed impulse released at the New Moon (Jan 4). All planets being direct support this growth and forward movement.
Today someone mentioned to me that she didnt resonate with the feeling of all planets being direct as she was experiencing barriers towards moving forward... A couple things come to mind in response to that - for one, this part of the lunar cycle (Waxing Crescent through First Quarter) does require strength and determination to overcome obstacles in order to grow and build whatever you are working on. The seed was planted at the New Moon, but now it has to germinate, sending shoots out into new territory etc, which can be a difficult process... The other thing to keep in mind is that the general transits in the sky do affect all of us, however the way in which they interact with our own charts are individual and primary.
All planets are direct, so in general this is a great phase for venturing forward on projects, endeavors, and ideas; however today we have a long Void-of-Course Moon from 3:51p-9:57p EST, making this evening a perfect time for just being, and allowing what is to be what it is. Tomorrow is another day for striving...
Along with the Solar Eclipse, Jupiter ♃ is exactly conjunct Uranus ♅ today at 27º Pisces ♓. Jupiter expands and adds benevolence to whatever it touches. Uranus represents sudden change, exciting breakthroughs, and progressive/revolutionary ideas. These two planetary archetypes combining in dreamy, mystical Pisces will manifest uniquely for each of us, but in general connection with the divine is enhanced and highlighted.
There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse ☀ at 14º Capricorn ♑ on 1/04 at 4:03am EST. The New Moon is a time to notice what new impulse is being born within, to honor your inspiration, and take a step forward. A Solar Eclipse greatly enhances the effects of a New Moon - powerfully charging the new beginning, as something new replaces something old, and propelling us into a new cycle.
Mercury went direct at 2:21am EST. 12/30/10 to 1/26/11 all planets are direct! This is somewhat rare and suggests things will be flowing forward freely now (the reflection time is over)! However it is the Solar Eclipse New Moon on 1/04/11 that will jump start a fresh cycle, and the energy will really start moving fast after 1/20/11 when Jupiter enters Aries, the sign of new beginnings!
The Sun is in Capricorn ♑ 12/21/10-1/19/11 (The essence of the sign the Sun is in often characterizes the current spirit in the air). The archetype of Capricorn is about determination and pragmatism - for the purpose of laying the foundations upon which visions can be built. By methodically working to overcome obstacles and achieve goals, dreams materialize and become reality.