|January is filled with new beginnings à la Saturn in your house of home, beginnings, roots and parents. The focus begins in your fifth house of leisure activities, creative projects and children and to end in your house of work, daily routine, and health. It’s the perfect month for this easing from enjoying a little bit of leisure time and taking some time on personal projects because once the Sun enters your 6th house of work, the year will again begin to pick up speed. Mars begins in your 6th house unfortunately, so you will be keeping your work hat on during the holidays, but will also be able to balance the rest with some enjoyable moments outside of the office. Venus and Mercury will forge ahead to the 6th house before the Sun does, and so you will already be planning on how to manage your work load, as well as maybe finding some new way of making money doing so.
Mercury retrogrades from January 21 to February 11, 2015 in Aquarius. This is the first of the retrogrades this year. It is the time of year when you will have to be careful of things going wonky in your communications, or your travels. Please do all the things that are precautionary such as, backing up your computers, checking your information, checking everything twice before sending. As well, try not to buy any new mechanical things such as computers, cars or anything that has mechanical or moving parts, and/or try not to sign any contracts or agreements unless they are formed with someone or a company you have dealt with previous to the Mercury Retrograde.
In your chart, you will feel as if anything that can go wrong will go wrong in your work day. Things that are supposed to be delivered will not make it on time, miscommunications will go haywire, and because Mercury is Virgo’s ruler, you usually feel the pinch more than others do. Back everything up and double-check everything that goes out, including emails and parcels.
|Mars in the 6th opposing Jupiter in the 12th will have you considering the balance of your service to others balancing the time you need for yourself.|
|On the 3rd, the Sun in your house of leisure and creative projects will conjunct Pluto and while the going is good, be creative and spend some time relaxing because later in the month you’re going to be very busy.|
|From the 4th to the 5th, the Sun will still be rubbing shoulders with Pluto, highlighting or pointing out where you should be more creative, but will then cause some friction within you regarding your life path. With your North Node in the 2nd house, perhaps you’re realizing that a part of yourself is not focused enough on “creating”, or you may think that your creative part will not yield the income you want or need. Venus is close by so really look at your creative ideas because one of them may just be the money-making idea you are looking for. Venus moves into the 6th house of daily work routine, so you may just find work that enhances your ability to make money through a creative route. Mercury and Mars will be around as well, giving you the energy and the mental capacity to pursue these ideas.
The Full Moon is also causing friction and as it’s feminine in nature and in the sign of Cancer, I’m going to venture to say that one of your friends may need your help with a loan. Be careful before lending any money, or if you do make sure it’s an amount you can hand over and not expect to get back.
Conversely, if that’s not the case, it could be that your changeable income at this time will make you feel as though you’re not able to attain your hopes and wishes. Or, even more surprisingly, you may actually find the help (or the money) to make some of these hopes and wishes a reality! Venus is casting an eye toward Saturn and it could be that someone from your family may just be the source to teach you the discipline you need to achieve that creative endeavour. Because Saturn is a masculine planet, I’ll say that this lesson may most likely come from a male. Mercury will also join Venus holding hands with Saturn to make those lessons stick. You may receive message or emails regarding some restrictions, such as a timeline, or needing to put together a schedule so that this new creative challenge becomes a reality.
|The 7th brings the start of a major month-long influence. This is an extremely powerful influence as it will touch on not just one polarity in your life but two. The first polarity being between your 5th and 11th house, and the second being between the 2nd and 8th house. During this month, you and everyone else will experience the criss-crossing of these polarities, and whether on a deeply personal level and on a world collective consciousness level, it will affect you regardless. As an example, for Virgos, the polarity of Pluto which is currently in the 5th house up against the nature of the 11th house. If we look at creative projects, you will feel the currents of personal trends versus the public ones: your self-expression (creativity for the purpose of creating) versus projects humanitarian projects (creative endeavours that help others.) As well, working by yourself on a project versus working together with others to achieve the means. This will criss-cross the polarity of your own personal (and material) values (or income) versus that of joint ventures or merged possessions (such as, income from another outer source.) That is, merging your sense of values with someone else’s. These will be highlighted until the month’s end, so be aware and take notes as these will be important in the direction of your life path.|
|From the 9th to the 14th, your ideas will be focused on your ability to make money, and on your material possessions. You will also be more conscious of whats makes you happy, reevaluating your values. Your life path has taken on a whole new meaning this month, and you may even consciously or subconsciously, disassemble previous patterns to rebuild new ones, and working more closely toward the truest expression of your creative self. This will in turn help you create or achieve a new set of values more closely aligned with the life path you should be on. Some of these energies may be thwarted by disciplinarian Saturn, keeping you on the straight and narrow should you get too carried away and begin to stray again. You will feel stifled but remember that Saturn is there to make sure you stick to the plan, so that you don’t have to do this all over again. With Mars in your house of daily work routine from the 6th onward, and Saturn in your house of home, you may get carried away again with the daily grind and events on the home front will remind you that it can’t all be work, work, work. Or, conversely, you may find that you are able to take care of a lot of your daily activities and work load right from home. On the other hand, you may find that you would prefer to do it from home and are not able to, and this is encroaching on your valuable home time.|
|You will still feel the influence of energies butting with the want/need/restriction of not being able to be at home. Or events at home putting some restrictions of all the work you have to take care of in your daily work routine. However, to balance that tension, you will find some very good ideas are surfacing for making money by way of following your true path, or you may fall upon a new idea that will lead your closer to your path, and will be lucrative. The Sun in Capricorn will hold hands with the Moon in Scorpio, and these are two very business-minded signs, so perhaps that hobby that you love to spend time on, will spark the notion that you can make money doing it. The Moon is usually a female in your midst, so it could be that a woman in your life gives you the idea that this is possible. The other big influence is the opposition of Jupiter and Venus playing off your focus on your inner mental balance with the need to be of service to others. You may be reminded of this or helped from someone of authority on the home front, or a male individual to refocus on your self.|
|The 19th to the 20th, will bring some insight to the type of energy you should be expending toward all your endeavours. Be careful of over-extending yourself or sacrificing for the sake of being of service to others. With Mars in your 7th house, a partner may be there to help you deal with this. Or, may do something that helps clear some confusion you may be feeling.|
|During the 23rd and 24th, your creative self-expression will be in tune with the discipline and responsibility you put toward it. You will achieve some good results from the focus and time you put toward it. Your Sun has moved to focus on your daily work routine, and your responsibilities will shine through. You will be intuitive and somehow know what others want during these two days, and will be able to respond in such a way that others will notice your work. These responsibilities will make you feel like your work is worthwhile and will respond in kind to others who need your help. This will also highlight focus on helping those who work for you, and showing them the values of self-discipline and responsibilities. On the wider circle of your life, you may find that some event will cause some disruptions causing some friction between your income and other people’s money. Your personal daily routine may be affected by having to take care of some extraneous money affairs, either money coming to you or some bills that need to be taken care of.|
|The 28th and 29th, other than this glitch that you may have to take care of or deal with, you may hear of an idea that keeps your focus on your life path, The moon in Gemini will allow ideas on how to change things to work in your favour. Gemini is adept at adapting to changes and this will work in your favour for the end of the month. It could be that an idea of yours will help deal with the disruption and steer you back to where you want to be. Discipline will play a part in your quest toward creating new income or acquiring and achieving that which you desire. A partner may be of help and influence toward your creative self-expression such as taking care of things so that you can complete your projects. Or, if your children need some help, a partner will help you out, whether he or she is the parent or not.These influences will carry through to the end of the month with the 30th marking the end of the major influences for this month. It’s a heavy duty month with lots of thought and focus on different parts of your life. The beginning to some major transformations taking place in the home, on your ability to express yourself, on major trends, on personal projects and your children, if you have any.|
|Happy New Year!|