If you've been following me on social media or are a subscriber, you are already aware about the shift in energy coming between January 10th and 24th, because I've been preparing you for it.
The second half of January is important because we will have 3 planets stationing direct, meaning by end of January ALL planets will be in direct motion and our lives will be "full steam ahead."
I've been saying that this new year wouldn't really get going until around the March equinox, and Mars, Mercury, and Uranus not all being direct until end of January is one reason why.
(The other reasons are that (1) the astrological year technically starts at the March equinox when sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, and (2) we have three significant planetary sign changes that will happen over the month of March, putting us in very different energetic terrain by April 1st.)
The 2nd half of January, especially 1/10 - 1/24, is a period of SHIFTING GEARS into forward motion for all of us.
If you have been feeling blah, unmotivated, and a lack of clarity, you aren't alone, AND that's all about to change over the 2nd half of this month as Mars, then Mercury, then Uranus each station direct, one by one.
By January 22nd, we will have ALL planets in forward motion, and that means our lives will be in forward motion as well.
Remember that there is no need to push - we can simply stay conscious, allow, and let the current carry us - no need to jump ahead of the energy - let it unfold.
Keep in mind over this time that any planet stationing, whether stationing retrograde or direct, is at its most intense during the station and days around it, because this is when it appears from earth to come to a complete standstill.
You will feel this most if you have any natal points being activated by the station. In this case, that means 8° mutable signs for Mars, 8° cardinal signs for Mercury, and 14° fixed signs for Uranus.
Jan. 12th: Mars stations direct at 8° Gemini. Return of energy, drive, motivation, and newfound sense of self and self-assertion.
It's been retrograde since 10/30. Mars rules our drive, self-assertion, boundaries, passion, motivation, and life force energy.
It only goes retrograde about every two years, so the least out of all of the planets. Mars RX is traditionally a time to pull back and pull in, and focus on rest and reconnaissance/strategy. Rule of thumb is whomever starts it (initiates a conflict) loses. Mars RX in Gemini has been a review and how we assert ourselves and get what we want, especially around thinking, ideas, words, communication. That includes how we express our anger, if we threaten/intimidate/bully, if we tell white lies or omit information too. It also addressed times we were on the receiving end of that sort of behavior. Mars entered preshadow (arrived at 8° Gemini where it is now stationing direct) on August 22nd, so whatever is coming up now is tied to whatever came up then and we are on our way to resolution.
Jan. 18th: Mercury stations direct at 8° Capricorn. Communications begin to flow again, new solutions, new ideas, clarity, closure of past decade of transformation via mental digestion/processing.
It's been retrograde since 12/29. Mercury rules thinking, technology, daily commutes and connections, everyday money, and communications. Mercury retrograde is a review of how we communicate. This Mercury RX is extra potent because it is the final Mercury RX in Capricorn with Pluto in Capricorn (since 2008) and covered the degrees Pluto was at from 2012 to 2022. Pluto brings transformation through death and rebirth, and first it strips and exposes. Yes this covers the pandemic for the collective. Mercury's RX here has helped us process the transformation and maybe stripping/loss we've endured in our lives during those years, preparing us for an entirely new era as Pluto leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius in late March. It was last at 8° on 12/12 when it entered the retrograde preshadow. Whatever is coming up is related to whatever came up around 12/12 and from then until 12/29 when it stationed direct.
Keep in mind when Mercury stations it is the fastest moving planet hitting the breaks - the station and the days around it are called the "storm period," and this one sits right between Mars and Uranus going direct as well, so count this whole time on as Mercury storm period and follow Mercury RX protocol - double check, slow down, think before speaking, double check itineraries and passwords, pay attention to where you are leaving your phone, etc.
Jan. 22nd: Uranus stations direct at 14° Taurus. Feeling free to embrace change without fear of lack or loss; welcoming the new, moving into the future with excitement.
It's been retrograde since 8/24. Uranus is an outer planet, so a collective influence more than a personal one as long as it isn't directly aspecting a point in your chart. You will feel this one the most if you have anything natally at 14° fixed signs. Uranus is the Great Awakener, the planet of 4D and unexpected disruptions that bring change. It is also the planet of innovative solutions, sudden flashes of insight, and thinking outside the box. It wants to break free of status quo. When retrograde, with this energy turning inward, rewinding, we may find ourselves in resistance to the change that is upon us - Uranus retrograde gives us a chance to process and catch up with big change happening in our lives. As it stations direct, this process comes to a close and we find ourselves ready to embrace the new and unfamiliar with a sense of excitement.
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