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January 2, 2015 Astrology Tips
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Hello, my friends and Happy New Year!

2015 starts with several bodies - Sun, Vesta (our heart's flame asteroid), Mercury and Venus - in serious, structured Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) near intense Pluto (Scorpio's Ruler) . If you have a feeling of needing rest this first weekend of the year, honor that. This is going to be a big year for many of us as it's start brings attention to Pluto's mission - to explore our own personal structure and attitudes toward our responsibilities that are not in tune with our innermost desires. Take some time on the 2nd and 3rd to reconnect with nature by watching the Quandrantid Meteor Showers - you can see them at the bottom of the Big Dipper, at the tip of the handle.

As we start the year, Pluto is still loosely squared Uranus, who is approaching an exact conjunction with the South Node - a theoretical point that represents our last incarnation and what we came to this incarnation with. The North Node - that which represents our current incarnation and what we are here to learn - is always opposing the South Node, currently creating an opposition with Uranus seems another sign that we are meant to change and liberate (Uranus) our deepest desires (Pluto) to align with our karmic and incarnational purpose. We have talked about the lightness of this new year - due to Saturn moving into Sagittarius - but that does not mean it is going to be an easy year of rest, oh, no. There is work to be done, to be sure, but we will have better working conditions for most of the year, due to this change. In many cases we also have successes and a reason to feel a measure of safety and to move forward.

Chiron and Neptune remain close-ish for much of this year, in Neptune ruled Pisces and so health will be a large focus for many once again this year - particularly for those born around 1961 through 1968, or so, as this group goes through their Chiron Return.

Things will get busy, quickly this year, as Venus and Mercury move into electric and inventive Uranus this weekend with the Full Moon, on Sunday, Jan. 4th. Meditation this weekend could illuminate exciting new ideas for love, money and communication. If you do get inspired, don't delay in acting. By the 13th, the 3rd quarter Moon will sap our energy and then Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st, just at the time of the Aquarius New Moon - well, the 1st Aquarius New Moon. Mercury retrograde will give us the opportunity to reflect on our last 3 months. This is often a time to go back, to clarify, to review. At this low energy time of the year, planning to slow down ahead of time will help and plan for delays. Bring a book to airports if you must travel, drive carefully and delay signing contracts. Aquarius is a sign that Mercury usually does quite well in, so this one could be frustrating. We will be challenged to try to find the good in delay and surprises.

The first New Moon in Aquarius (Jan. 20th) has Uranus exactly conjunct the South Node and opposing the North Node as Mars is sandwiched between our health planets in Pisces. Ordinarily, the new moon in Aquarius would mark the Chinese New Year, but this year, we have 2 New Moons in Aquarius and it will be the 2nd one on Feb. 18th that marks the Chinese New Year. The first Aquarius new moon is not as active as the second - the second shows a lot more celestial activity. There is a good chance that little will get done between these 2 Moons, as Earth's energy is lowest at that time, plus a potentially cranky Mercury retrograde. 2014 was a big year and many of us still have much to process from those lessons. When the fishermen can not go out to sea, they stay home and repair nets. That will be a wise thing for us to consider between Jan 20th and Feb 18th.

A square between Saturn in Sag and Neptune in Pisces on Feb 18th (Ash Wednesday), further highlights health or rather, responsible "health choices" for this year. At that time, Jupiter will dance with Uranus (in trine, while he is still loosely conjunct the South Node) and quincunx Pluto, adding luck and expansion to our transformational energy. Mercury being retrograde between these 2 new Moons in Aquarius, (only letting up in the last week), bodes well for an introspective year, to some degree - a year of carefully nurturing our current gains, while working toward a future thing, as yet, perhaps, unknown.

Our first eclipse of the year will be on March 20th and the big news there will be another exact square with Pluto and Uranus. Eclipses usually come in pairs and the 2nd eclipse in this series will be on April 4th as Passover begins - and this one has more astral energy involved, mercifully helpful trines: expansive Jupiter in Leo trines liberating Uranus in Aries (try to keep your feet on the ground - you may feel like you can fly, but you probably would hurt yourself trying), and emotional Moon (also thought of as the Mother) in supportive trine with Saturn (the Father). 2015 comes out to 8, numerologically speaking - balance may be a recurring theme for many of us.

By this time in the year, Saturn begins his retrograde and heads back to Scorpio for a brief review, beginning June 14th and lasting through September 17th. Some of that heaviness may return during this time (particularly for those born late in Scorpio), but it will be an important time to readdress issues of responsibility. Course corrections could happen at this time as some realize their plan won't work for them in real life - and that is what this time is for. Checking and shoring up the foundation before we keep building, is so very important.

September sees our next eclipses, on September 12th and 27th (so one while Saturn is in Scorpio, and one with him in Sagittarius but both while responsible Saturn trines the South Node - again indicating reincarnational issues being addressed this year). By this time, Pluto and Uranus have drifted far enough away from each other as to give us a break from the demand to change - in fact, i think the worst is over with this aspect, as they will not come to exact square again, even though they will connect loosely between now and 2016 - so this is it. 2015 offers the last bit of focus and assistance on this personal change aspect - don't let it go to waste, particularly as Pluto trines Jupiter, the emotional Moon and the Sun on that September 12th, eclipse day.

As the year ends, we see expansive, lucky Jupiter in Virgo, putting more focus on caring for ourselves and others and Jupiter will be Direct and in Virgo through the holiday season of 2015. Personal care items and self help books will make great gifts in the season, as well as food machines, juicers etc. Direct motion of Jupiter could also indicate a more profitable holidays season than we have seen in the last few years, when Jupiter retrograded in the fat of the selling season.

So that is what I see coming up for us, my dear friends. As always, I wish you the very best - vibrant health, abundance, love, prosperity and joy! Happy New Year xo!


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PPS - you maybe be interested to see Ralph and Lahni's Chinese New Year Forecast. xo!



Astrology Email Archives and other astrological articles

January 2, 2015 - 2015 Year Ahead

2015 Chinese New Year Forecast
by Ralph and Lahni DeAmicis
- Posted Jan. 6, 2015

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September 24, 2014 Zodiac House Defintions
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July 24, 2014 Pluto in Capricorn
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May 28, 2014 Uranus in Aries and Earthquakes
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