January, the much awaited month of the big January sales, is where we exchange 2014 for 2015 and adopt a no returns policy to out of date practices. However, as this January sails in, will we find further reductions and those feeling discounted, or will 2015 find us in receipt of a better all-round offer?
Well, it certainly seems as if the New Year begins by bringing some of last season’s old stock out of the storeroom and onto the shop-floor, as January commences with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto all still bunched together in Cardinal Capricorn. So this January sees some queuing for daily deals, while others deal with the queue up of daily concerns. As with festivities over, practical Capricorn returns attention to day to day finances and addressing previously unworkable solutions. For with the Sun in organisational Capricorn until the 19th, this supervising Sign is busy super-revising, co-working alongside transformative Pluto. This means ideas past their best will finally find themselves shelved, making room for those of some value. As antiquated legislation and old procedures find themselves restructured and repackaged, placing the needs of the elderly and those arising from an increased population crisis on prime display.
While, Venus and Mercury assist in remodelling figures, seeing those of maturing years in a more favourable financial position as the year begins. As those in receipt of either a pension and benefits or savings are likely to receive more than they bargain for. The placement of Uranus in Aries emphasising this unexpected surprise, but also fuelling overlooked frustrations, as this challenging aspect infuriates those struggling to fend for themselves. Therefore this window of opportunity appears short-lived, especially with the finalising Full Moon in Cancer on the 5th, shutting down further financial payouts. As this falls in the area of the United State’s personal wealth, also highlighting Phoenix, the Twin Towers Site and the New York Stock Exchange, whilst shedding light on the vast gap between the position the UK is in and where it should be. While elsewhere, this Moon reveals changing ideas in Rome and the Vatican City; further conflict in Russia and sees shocks involving partnerships with Japan.
This sense of the wider overall picture further reinforced when Venus swaps shops from the 4th, trading Capricorn for Aquarius. The Sign of Aquarius subsequently getting something of a ‘2-4-1’ offer, as Mercury then follows. The focus then shifting from the older generation to all generations, for if Capricorn is the Sign modelling maturity, Aquarius is every ‘man-and-kin’. For the universal Sign of Aquarius attempts to include the requirements of all, but this may prove something of a mission impossible this January. As Venus and Mercury find themselves on a mission to Mars already situated in Aquarius, but rather than running out of gas they find themselves running up against it. For the three musketeers of Venus, Mercury and Mars unite in the Fixed Sign of Aquarius, against a stationary adversary, the retrograde and Fixed Gas Giant, Jupiter in Leo.
Globally this threatens humanitarian crises particularly involving children, freak weather conditions and uprisings, as Aquarius’s revolutionary spirit surges up against Leo’s ruling power. The month beginning with Mars versus Jupiter at a critical degree, as the Ebola epidemic reaches its peak. While, electrical and technological problems seem probable from computer viruses and glitches to air incidents or rail problems, as already witnessed under this Mars/Jupiter opposition. Also any ground-breaking ideas or breakthroughs will meet with resistance under this transit, as scientific, inventive, social reform and pleasurable pursuits are particularly starred this month. This especially as the Sun enters Aquarius, as it is joined by an initiating New Moon. However, perhaps any ideas suggested may seem too ahead of their time or risk being misunderstood. This Moon adversely affecting relationships in the White House, linked perhaps to the North Korea situation, as shared assets are highlighted here. While LA, Manhattan and Roswell are also influenced, as are the people of Israel and China, exposing hidden conditions. Russia also being further involved, as restrictions in health and work sectors occur.
These situations are further unaided, as come the 22nd, Mercury retrogrades into Aquarius. Therefore, at this time, rethinking outlandish proposals can prove effective, but everyday routines from communications to short journeys face disruption. So expect even the prospect of riots or strikes, reinforced by a trio of Cardinal Planets at a critical degree on the 22nd. As the karmic North Node, Pluto and Uranus re-unites, opening up Pandora’s Box on earlier issues thought to have been packed away.
While it could be said that the same applies now Saturn has advanced from Scorpio into Sagittarius, as matters stirred up under Scorpio now need attention. For Saturn in Sagittarius grinds time and Sage together, in an attempt to gradually improve the areas of higher ethics and all things foreign. This covers anything from tightening travel safety procedures and border controls, to Higher Education processes and the censoring of newspapers. However, in doing this, Saturn faces conflict from Mars uniting with Neptune in Pisces from the 12th, causing confusion over matters, especially regarding racial tensions and threats or violence posed by unknown groups. Although, there maybe clouds, but there is also a silver lining, as Sagittarius and Pisces are connected through a ruling Planet, giving them a productive way to work together, as Saturn aids in areas such as revamping National Health service structures.
Therefore, January may be known for its activity on the High St, but this January sees more activity on the streets in general. As demonstrations and violence in France seems plausible, associated perhaps with migrant demands, as does turmoil in Scotland, Eastern European Countries, Pakistan, Guatemala, Thailand, Burma and possible violence Saudi Arabian transportation. While, dancing in the streets seems more likely in Haiti, Cuba and Germany, receiving more positive planetary placements. So as 2015 begins, some are still handling much, while others have less to carry, making January something of a mixed bag!