Happy New Year! Hope you all had wonderful holidays!
2012 is going to begin quietly — at least astrologically speaking. All the planets continue to do their thing and move through the heavens without major events.
Mars is the only planet that changes directions in January and he does so on January 23rd at 7:54 p.m. He’ll be at 23 degrees Virgo and will continue his retrograde motion until April. For those with planets or luminaries (Sun or Moon) at 15-29 degrees Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, Taurus or Capricorn will feel this change in direction more than others. Mars will be conjunct (i.e. next to) Neptune in the US natal chart (dreams, illusion, film industry, collective yearnings, mass confusion and/or conformity). This occurs in the US’s 9th house of religion, belief systems and taboos. Should be interesting to watch how this plays out on the national stage.
The New Moon occurs on the same day at 2 degrees Aquarius and it’s the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. The Full Moon occurs on January 9th at 18 degrees Cancer and the Sun enters Aquarius at 11:10 a.m. on January 20th.
I wish all of you the highest and best in this New Year!