We arrived in 2024 –
Happy New Year to all 🎆🎇🎉!!!
In the beginning of this year we have a lot of interesting movements in the sky. The Capricorn season is still ongoing from December and so the sun is passing through this sign of patience and strong personal skills. We want to achieve some goals that we set by the end of 2023!
That can very well succeed with Mercury moving forward again on the 2nd and also Jupiter in Taurus is in direct motion since the last day of 2023! Yepee!!! All our planning and thinking in the Mercury/Jupiter retrograde phase is now breaking the chains so that we act and communicate clearly and with a lot of passion. Why that? Well, Mercury is in fiery Sagittarius and also our will-power planet Mars is at the very last degrees of this ambitious sign.
We have a New Moon in the stabil and loyal earth sign of Capricorn on the 11th at almost 1 pm CET – wow! We can profit from a lot of positive aspects this time as almost all planets including Sun/Moon conjunct are aligned in positive angles. We breathe in and out with new vigor which is due to power planet Mars just entering Capricorn. Mars is supported by Saturn in a sextile and Jupiter in a trine. This aspect pattern is called a Minor Triangle (see in my last Newsletter of December). With the two social planets Saturn and Jupiter in a positive angle, we will have the energy to do (Mars) what is needed to make things better in our society hand in hand with honesty (Jupiter) and stamina (Saturn).
When the sun changes signs on 20th, the Aquarius energy is even more powerful, because the sun is conjunct with transformative Pluto during the ingress into Aquarius! What a power couple this is, will be underlined again with a Minor Triangle , because this Sun/Pluto conjunction is building a trine to Moon in Taurus and sextile to Neptune in Pisces. Although this one is short living because the Moon will move very fast out of this angle, we feel energized to act upon our true intentions (Pluto/Sun) when listening to our inner world (Moon) talking to us about the selfless love to planet earth and all living creatures (Neptune). With Mercury entering Capricorn it is replacing Mars, who was at this position on the New Moon. So, now Mercury stands in this wonderful Minor Triangle with Saturn and Jupiter. Having these two Minor Triangles in the sky around the 20th is rare and can really produce very positive vibes and energetic uplifts allover the world on that day! We all feel and act with stronger intentions (Pluto/Sun) and in an earth-bound mind set (Mercury in Capricorn) for improving things in our reality (Saturn & Jupiter involved).
Finally, the Full Moon takes place on 25th versus 7 pm CET in Leo (opposite Aquarius sun), which is followed by the forward direction of Uranus in Taurus on 27th. Definitely we will feel the Aquarian energies in our vains even stronger, because Uranus is the modern ruling planet of Aquarius. This planet stands for sudden changes but also for our collective awareness and is now after months of retrograde in direct motion again. Moreover, Uranus is building a trine to Mars conjunct Mercury in Capricorn. So, our thinking (Mercury) is aligned with our actions (Mars) in an analytic style (Capricorn). But this is not all! We are influenced by a strike of originality and higher vibes coming from forward moving Uranus🎇 ! Further, the Minor Triangle we had in the beginning of the month with Mars and in the middle with Mercury, is now standing with Venus freshly moved into Capricorn. We want to manifest our visions (Jupiter) and desires (Venus) in reality (Saturn) with an innovative out-of-the-box thinking mind (Uranus in the mix).
We all will be influenced by these positive cosmic energies, but more specifically they will be felt by Capricorn and Aquarius Suns, who are born in January ! Why this? Because some of the beautiful constellations explained above are part of their Solar Return charts!!!
- Astrological Explanation:
What is a solar return? Each time of year, when the sun returns to the exact placement of one’s birth, a Solar Return chart is drawn with the planetary placements present on that return. This happens every 365 +/- 2 days, meaning each year around your birth date. Astrologers read it as a predictive personal birth chart, that is valid from one birthday to the next. With that said, it is a forecast for your own cosmic energies of this year!