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Planetary news this week: Entering the brave new world

Astrological update for the week of January 23-30, 2023

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The Uranus factor. The influence of Uranus continues its dominance, having just turned direct and remaining stationary until mid-March. Stationary planets exert a powerful impact as their energies are laser focused for a longer period of time. We just had the Uranus-ruled Aquarius New Moon which was a SuperMoon, at its closest point to Earth (perigee).  The co-ruler of Aquarius, Saturn, is itself in Aquarius where it shares the stage with the modern ruler Uranus.

Uranus is the innovator and paradigm buster; under its influence we are inspired or forced to break out of a situation or way of thinking which no longer works. As we continue the march into the changes of the decade, the world we knew will continue to fall away. This offers an opportunity for creative innovation in the rebuilding of the world, and of our own personal lives as well.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store for us this week. (Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, here is a time zone converter to adjust for your locality.)

Monday January 23. As the week begins we are still unwinding from the Aquarius New Moon, with the Moon still in Aquarius for the first part of the day. All of that sparkly electrical charge begins to settle down just after midnight on Monday, and then when the Moon enters Pisces at 12:35 pm EST it becomes easier to find a harmonic flow through which to direct our thoughts and actions. (Moon conjunct Saturn 4:24 am, Moon conjunct Venus 5:19 am, Moon enters Pisces 12:35 pm.)

Tuesday January 24. Today is […]

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4.15.21 – The next few days are full of good vibes. 🌻

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Jupiter is known as the Greater Benefic because its positive influence is thought to bestow good luck and prosperity. Its light shines bright in the sky, and the confidence and optimism it bestows helps us to embrace a broader view that allows for increased abundance and positive energy.  Today Jupiter smiles on the Sun (sextile aspect) which is in Aries, expanding and directing the innocent and pure energies of Aries and helping us to gain a clear vision of what lies ahead.  There is one dark cloud though – a building square from the Aries Sun to Pluto which culminates early on April 16th. This can add a layer or two of intensity so it’s very important to try to channel the fiery energy at work right now (Aries) into something productive like physical activity or something that challenges us.

Fortunately, Jupiter and Mars are moving into a trine position – they are already very close to exact which will culminate in the wee hours (EDT) or early morning (GMT) on April 16th.  This is another very positive and happy planetary dance which will continue the good vibe for a few days.  Meanwhile the Moon is newly in Gemini which puts more focus on the mental realm and adds some urgency to the need to communicate and properly share information in order to bring about the best of Jupiter’s good fortune.


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