by Roy Neal —
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.
Happy New Year!
We begin 2023 with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn and Mars retrograde in Gemini. Even though Jupiter is in Aries we would be wise to not be in a hurry to make major decisions and take action on moving forward until Mars goes direct on Thursday, January 12th and Mercury goes direct on Wednesday, January 18th. The advice is to pause, reflect, breathe deeply and carefully contemplate your decisions and actions so you can experience the best results.
Plans and strategies may need to be changed several times before we can move forward without problems or resistance. We may notice a significant shift energetically when the Sun enters Aquarius on Friday, January 20th and the New Moon occurs in Aquarius on Saturday, January 21st.
Prior to these changes in direction for Mercury and Mars, Venus will enter Aquarius on Monday, January 2nd. This event will signal new ways of experiencing our relationships which will support healthy autonomy and loving detachment.
A Full Moon in Cancer on Friday, January 6th amplifies our awareness of home and family. Personal issues of emotional and financial security are likely to be intensified.
Clarity about the activity and action to take will occur on or soon after Mars goes direct in Gemini on Thursday, January 12th.
A Last Quarter Phase Moon occurs on Saturday, January 14th in the sign of Libra. Negotiations for peaceful agreements which are likely to resolve conflicts in our relationships with others will be our primary focus.
Mercury going direct on Wednesday, January 18th in Capricorn will further support progress in decisions of a personal and professional nature.
The Sun entering Aquarius on Friday, January 20th and the New Moon in Aquarius on Saturday, January 21st signals the beginning of positive change in our experience of ourselves and our shared reality with others,
Uranus going direct in Taurus on Sunday, January 22nd signals positive change in our financial future.
Venus entering Pisces on Thursday, January 26th invites us to be more compassionate and helpful in our personal and social relationships with others.
A First Quarter Phase Moon in Taurus on Saturday, January 28th inspires us to take action on economic and business projects that are likely to be financially profitable.