“Dispense knowledge, not relief.” Dr. Douglas Baker

 The closest, naked-eye planetary conjunction of the entire year occurs on January 22nd between Venus and Saturn. Venus is our most evolved, beautiful and sacred planet while Saturn is our most troublesome, burdensome and serious planet. Both will be in Aquarius, the sign of humanity, expansion and joy. The Sun and the Moon will also be in that sign, lending their light, reflection and energy to this union. In esoteric astrology Venus rules Gemini, our sign of education and communication, while Saturn rules Capricorn, our sign of long-term-karma and long delays. This combination suggests a series of slow steps toward the Aquarian goal of brotherhood, coming together and working in groups, recognizing that indeed, we are all One. Under the influence of Saturn, it may feel like these steps are heavy, ponderous, hard work and no fun at all. The lesson of this Saturn is to accept our karma and welcome the opportunity to do good in the world, for all of humanity, not merely to serve our selves. Aquarius is the sign of Knowledge: Pouring forth knowledge for spiritually thirsty people. When we accept our hardships, rather than merely seeking relief, we work off karma, while our willingness to participate in our own lives can literally take the sting out of Life.

The softening effect of our most famous love planet nudges this humorless, sometimes stilted planet into socializing with pleasure and turning hard times into brief, shining moments of the mere joy of interaction with a fellow human being. At least, this is the potential we have with this union. It also reminds us to “Love our Neighbor As Ourselves,” especially during this unique meeting between two very different planets. It can lighten the load, encourage us to pour forth the love and joy of coexistence with friends and neighbors on the only Blue Planet in our galaxy.

 Everyone: Remember that the first month of the year sets the “mood” for your whole year. Live it well. Energy Follows Thought.


Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: The ups and downs this month may have you spinning.

Direction: Turn it into a dance.

Soul Thought: Dancers don’t need wings to fly.


JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: As things begin to lighten up, ponder upon what has happened.

Direction: As a springboard for where you want to go.

Soul Thought: What are your greatest hopes and wishes?


NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: All confusion drops away as you take aim and fire.

Direction: On your highest aspirations.

Soul Thought: With love.


APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: Break those chains of attachment that bind you early in the month!

Direction: Determine, what holds you back?

Soul Thought: But also, what holds you steady?


Planet: Moon

Dynamic: This energetic shift may affect you more than others.

Direction: As always, Be the Reflection.

Soul Thought: What is it that you reflect?


 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: It’s an opportunity to see the big picture in a new way.

Direction: Take a deep breath.

Soul Thought: “Everything breathes together.” Plotinus


MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic:  Relationships may tremble some.

Direction: Discover where your firm ground is, then just Be, with them.

Soul Thought: “Big stories are hunting the right person to tell them.” An aborigine belief


SEPT 21  –  OCT 21

Dynamic: Your partnerships may hit a few bumps.

Direction: Focus on holding the road.

Soul Thought: What car (vehicle for the Soul) do you dream of?


JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: This entire new year is set up for you in a whole new way!

Direction: It’s a time to maximize your opportunities.

Soul Thought: As big as the Origin of Man!


JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: The waters are fairly calm this month.

Direction: Feel into it and remember.

Soul Thought: A future baseline.


OCT 21 – NOV 20

Dynamic: Communication and arguments smooth out if only you let them.

Direction: Use those fine senses of yours to understand what you’ve learned through conflict.

Soul Thought: Conflict is always for the purpose of finding harmony.


FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: Whether you know it or not, you are slowly winding down from a long haul.

Direction: Don’t stop the hard work now.

Soul Thought: One foot ahead of the other.



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