I may be a little late to the party; but, you know I’ll always show up with some dessert before the end. The New Year has arrived; yet, it does not feel like it is bursting with beginnings. I can assure you that this year will soon bustle with HUGE change, but it is quite the lackluster beginning. Mars is the planet that propels us forward. Mars is currently still retrograde and dragging at 8 degrees of the sign of Gemini, where is will station direct on January 12, 2023. Hard to work it like a boss when it’s difficult to get out of bed. The sign of Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which rules transportation, communication, information, and perspective. This challenges communication, makes it difficult to focus, and can induce very passive/aggressive communication. My Gemini mom was a sweetheart, but she used to play this game with me when I was child where she would knock on my bedroom door and say in a menacing voice, “Ha! Ha! Ha! Hi, Tisch, this is the mean mom.” Then she would close and reopen the door and say in a buttery voice, “Hi, Tisch, this is the nice mom.”
It was very cute, but not every one will be the nice mom with Mars retrograde in Gemini. Them’s fighting words might be me a more apt way to describe what Mars in Gemini can do to communication.
Mars has been transiting in Gemini since August 20, 2022, and it reached its shadow on September 3, 2022 when it got to 8 degrees of Gemini, where it will station on 1/12/23. Reflect on what has been happening for you this entire Mars in Gemini journey. What you were working with in the first weekend of September will take another expression when Mars stations direct. This will enable you to move ahead, redo what went wrong, or move in a new direction altogether! Why not?!
From my own vantage, I find it makes it easier to procrastinate in several areas while Mars retrogrades in Gemini, the sign of duality. Not a good thing and not a great way to begin the year! Mars will station direct on January 12, 2023 at 8 degrees and 8 minute of Gemini. We will feel the buildup five days before and five days afterwards. This amplifies Mars’ energy, and people can be more fiery and explosive.
Mars rules the sign of Aries, where Jupiter recently entered on December 20, 2022. Therefore, Mars now defers to Jupiter in Aries, which will most definitely amplify Mars next week! Mars is also out-of-bounds, which means it does not play by the rules and can be very “extra”. People will be fired up, but they will also be much more ready to move forward. Mars only retrogrades once every two years, so this has not been easy especially in a mutable sign, where you can skate in too many lanes.
Mercury, which rules the sign of Gemini, retrograded on December 29, 2022 at 24 degrees and 20 minutes of the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Mercury retrograded close to where Venus, the planet of relationships, values, and earnings, retrograded on December 19, 2021 at 26 degrees of Capricorn. Venus proceeded to meet up three times with Pluto, the planet of death and regeneration, from December of 2021 through March of 2022.
At that end of 2021, there was a surge in Omicron variant. I remember noticing a lot of loss at the very end of 2021 through early 2022 unfortunately. This energy speaks to facing all of the loss we have experienced in this tragic time. Mercury retrogrades close to that point and not far from Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth.
Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio, and it is a sign that does not shy from facing the darkness, loss, and heavy wounds. We began the year of 2023 with Venus conjunct Pluto. Venus is love and happiness. Pluto is death and elimination.
All the love, beauty, and happiness that has been lost in these past few years. Venus/Pluto conjunction in the sign of reality is fundamental indicator of what 2023 has in store. Facing deep, deep wounds. Diving into the dark, murky waters ultimately to wash yourself of the heaviness you have endured. The world of psychology will change immensely in the next few years. Much funding and community will be built around it, so that we will heal and transcend as do shadow work and face dark corners in our psyche that are painful.
With this Mars and Mercury retrograde tone, I am channeling this reading today. These are not just the facts, ma’am. This is intuition. This is Saturn in Pisces, which is around the corner!
Saturn, the planet of karma, structure, and challenges, enters the mutable water sign of Pisces on March 7, 2023, where it will transit on and off through February 15, 2026. Pisces is a sign that is very focused on spirituality, creativity, selfless love, and dreams. The more challenging sign of Pisces is self-undoing, escapism, addiction, and deception.
In the past few years, we have endured tremendous loss. Saturn has been transiting in its home sign for the past years, as it rules Capricorn in Ancient Astrology and Aquarius in Modern Astrology. The sign of Capricorn deals with boundaries and restrictions. Saturn in Aquarius presented the future, which will fly fast and showed us how each of us relied even more on technology and transitioned ways of doing business in a more technical way than ever before.
We also experienced the challenges of Saturn in Aquarius, which deals with community, friends, and connection. In dealing with so much technology and distancing this past few years, people lack, crave, or even resist connection at this time. John Dunne whispers in your ear because he’s kind of tired these days. “No Man is an island, No man stands alone”…
Saturn enters the mutable water sign of Pisces on March 7, 2023, and it will transit in a sign that is the final sign of the zodiac and is a sign that has no boundaries or limits. The organization of AA was formed in 1935 when Saturn was in Pisces. I feel between the alienation and loss, big focus on mental health and addictive over the next few years.
Pluto, the planet of loss, regeneration, and transcendence, enters the fixed air sign of Aquarius on March 24, 2023 at 0 degrees of Aquarius. This is a big degree for all of us because we initiated The New Age of Aquarius in December of 2020. Saturn and Jupiter met up on the Winter Solstice on December 20, 2020. They converged at the very first degree of Aquarius and ushered in a whole new era. Saturn is the structure; Jupiter is the vision. Structuring a vision of the future with others. We have not yet gotten there, but that is the plan.
Pluto sets off that degree from March 24, 2023 through June 11, 2023 as it transits at the very first degree of Aquarius! This is HUGE! Pluto takes 248 years to transit, and it moves two degrees per year. Pluto initially entered the sign of Capricorn in January of 2008. It will transit the final degrees of Capricorn on and off through January 22, 2024 when it leaves Capricorn for good.
Pluto in Aquarius is an epic change for all and will transform so much as to how we interface int the real world and online. So much change in society, and in how we connect. We need to up level how we come together. So much focus on the negative and positive ways that we use and abuse technology and social media; how it impacts our mental health. Convening together again in a time where technology does not replace human hearts. Saturn in Pisces cannot take just remote therapy in lieu of real connection.
The Full Moon in Cancer takes place on January 6, 2023 at 6:08 pm EDT at 16 degrees and 22 minutes of the cardinal water sign of Cancer. The moon is at home in the sign of Cancer, and this focuses on emotional foundation, security, family, and home. The Full Moon is a time of release and culmination. Releasing the blocks to security. Honoring the loss of loved ones. Finding home within in a time of chaos in the New Age of Aquarius.
The Full Moon in Cancer is the first full moon of the year and speaks to getting your needs met. Again, so much focus on mental health and building community. Each of us needs to find a personal route to ensure you receive whatever that means to you, as their individual circuits in the Pisces/Aquarius era! Aquarius is the collective and the individual.
The Moon forms a beautiful sextile to the North Node of Destiny. This is an aspect of opportunity. The North Node transits in Taurus, which wants you to grow things of value in your life. Planting ways to reach your needs.
Uranus, the planet of brilliance and upheaval, is transiting at 15 degrees of Taurus right on the world point, which brings lots of change, realization, and chaos to the collective! It also brings brilliant realizations. The Sun forms a beautiful trine to Uranus. All of this could bring out-of-the-blue opportunities, which are incredible. Brilliant brainstorming and flashes of the future. This Full Moon is great for connections and for doing a ritual to focus on home and emotional security.
The Sun in Capricorn is coupled with Mercury, which is retrograde. They are less than a degree apart. This emphasizes the need to reflect on how what you really need to do to take care of yourself. Jupiter, the luckiest and biggest planet, is transiting close to the world point at 1 degree of Aries, which is a very passionate and action oriented sign. Although the process is delayed, the cosmic bursts are there, and there is so much more to come! Mercury will station direct on January 18, 2023 at 8 degrees and 9 minutes of Capricorn, which is in conjunct to where Mars stations direct on January 12, 2023. Readjusting how we take action with our thoughts! Wishing you much luck and Happy Full Moon! #astrology #horoscope #zodiac