This is a significant month of honing your very identity, Sagittarius, shaping your sense of yourself to match recent changes regarding your innermost values. The mid-December New Moon in your sign has been spurring your ideas there, also for your overall developmental arc. You are in a process of better assessing your life mission. Mercury moving backward through your sign in recent days also indicates introspection and reflection on your path. The Moon’s First Quarter on the 3rd, in Libra, further emphasizes your values and finances, plus important realizations regarding your contribution to the surrounding collectivity composed of larger and larger circles of friends, groups, community, and world. In this you are strongly motivated to strike out on your own, without the distracting tugs upon you from consensus thought forms. With the Capricorn New Moon of January 11th, you are seeking the stability of known principles, coming from nowhere else but deep inside yourself. Hidden part of your deep psyche are more and more called to your attention. If concepts of inner wounding come up for you at this time, it is not to confound you, but rather to set you free in terms of healing progress for these ancient issues and feelings of lack.
The following was written by our guest columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
As the month begins, you are still operating in the afterglow of the New Moon in your sign from mid-December. That gave you tremendous focus on how you show up in the world, your very identity, continuing into the current month. Because Trickster Uranus was also emphasized in this recent New Moon, there has like been an ongoing disruption of your daily routines, which could be undergoing a process of revision. The Sagittarius lunation cycle that was initiated at this mid-December timing still has ten days to run, and because Mercury has been retrograde in your sign as well, you have likely been in an introspective mode which will also continue into the first few weeks of January, until Mercury regains its lost zodiacal ground. Mercury stations direct on the 1st , in your sign, and while standing dead still in the sky will exhibit all the usual symptoms of the retrograde period, the missed communications, mechanical breakdowns, and the potential for consider alternate futures for yourself and your plans. Mercury will start to regain momentum in the next few weeks which can help sort out your priorities, and will entirely escape its retrograde shadow on January 20th.
Venus entered your sign at the end of December and forms a square with Saturn in Pisces on the 1st. Your desire for easy breezy relations could be met with some resistance and it could be that you are not able to relate with others fully at this time. You may feel some distance between you and your loved ones. This may also be a good opportunity to show up and put in the effort needed to make something work.
The month also begins with Jupiter in Taurus having just stationed to direct motion. Because Jupiter is your sign’s ruler, this could be an especially auspicious time to connect with friends or to commit to new day-to-day habits that will be of long-term benefit to you.
Mars enters Capricorn on the 4th which brings focus to the part of your chart that relates to your values, your sense of self-worth and more extensively your resources. You have a lot going for you this month however you may feel more selective about where, what, and on whom you spend your energy. You may feel an increased desire for more meaningful experiences and where you invest your energy and your time may be an important factor in bringing you closer to what you are looking for even if you are not sure what that is yet.
The second week of January begins on a moody wave with Mercury in Sagittarius forming a square with Neptune in Pisces from the 7th to the 9th. This is a short-lived aspect and yet it may be best to not take everything too literally at this time. You could feel overwhelmed or pressured by a situation at home or with a family member and although you may feel weighed down with responsibilities, it may also be a good opportunity to redefine what it is that you are willing to take on.
The Capricorn New Moon takes place on January 11th in the sector of your chart that has to do with your personal resources, your autonomy, and your values. This New Moon receives a trine from Uranus in Taurus which is currently transiting in the part of your chart that relates to your health, your habits and more extensively your work routine. This is a good time to set intentions around reducing stressors in your life and being more mindful about the pressure you put on yourself to succeed. Even micro-adjustments to your habits could make a huge difference this month allowing you more time to focus on what you want as opposed to what you think you should be doing.
On the 13th, Mercury’s entry into Capricorn could help with planning and logistics at work or at home. Things should be relatively smooth sailing especially if you plan accordingly. It may feel challenging to find the right balance between work and play but it could be the most productive and satisfying approach.
On the 20th, as Mercury escapes its retrograde shadow period, the Sun and Pluto’s simultaneous entry into Aquarius could bring an emphasis on your skills and increase communications of all kinds. You could feel like your communication style is transforming. New technologies and innovations may feature more prominently and your quick learning abilities could help you be at the cutting edge in your line of work or at least in your thinking.
The Leo Full Moon arrives on January 25th culminating in your ninth solar sector of higher mind. This highlights your philosophical inclinations along with tendencies for long-distance travel and mental expansion. There may be refreshing insights coming through at this time that uplift your spirit beyond your immediate reality. Your desire for expansion and adventure could come into perspective in some ways and help reconnect you with a broader picture. It may be easier to feed your thirst for discovery and think about the big picture at this time.
The last weekend of January may bring some surprises along with your professional concerns as Mercury forms a conjunction with Mars in Capricorn and both come into a trine with Uranus in Taurus as he stations direct on the 27th. New habit patterns in your life could be forming, and that might be a good thing. Organizational and logistical concerns could be resolved more easily at this time and although things are getting busier, it could also be easier to get to a place of satisfaction with it all.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
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