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Astrology Transits April 2024 – Renewal

Rise said the moon and the new day came  Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

April 2024 promises to be an action-packed month due to an over-abundance of Mars/Aries energy. It is a significant planetary month with a total solar eclipse in Aries on April 8 and a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus on April 19-20. The phrase that pops into my head is “things are happening!” The Mars/Aries energy brings new beginnings, lots of action and the will and desire to move forward.

Jupiter conjunct Uranus happens every 14 years. However, Jupiter has not been conjunct Uranus in Taurus since 1941. Jupiter brings expansion, growth and opportunity, while Uranus represents sudden change, innovation and disruptions in the status quo. The sign of Taurus represents stability and being grounded and focused. Taurus rules our material resources and what we value.

We are all being called to embrace the new and to flow with the unexpected, even startling, changes, while staying focused and grounded. We have all felt had the sense that time seems to be moving faster and faster. When Uranus, the “Great Awakener” is nunder the rays of expansive Jupiter, we are only just beginning to see the extent of the changes that are coming. The arrival of “artificial intelligence” is an apt example of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Taurus. Huge scientific breakthroughs that will change our life (Uranus) have many benefits, but too much of a good thing (Jupiter) can be problematic.

On a personal note, I have just finished my beginning astrology class and am planning a follow-up series for more advanced beginners and intermediate students. The classes will start in May and will be held twice a month each month for the foreseeable future. More information is available HERE.

 

April 1: Mercury Stationary Retrograde at 27 Degrees Aries. Mercury is retrograde in Aries until April 25, when it turns stationary direct at 16 Degrees Aries. Use this Mercury retrograde time to re-assess your goals (Aries) and your approach to implementing those goals. When Mercury turns direct, put those plans into action and solidify them next month under the Taurus rays.

April 3: Venus Conjunct Neptune at 28 Degrees Pisces. Practice universal love and compassion under this exceptionally pleasant aspect. Venus conjunct Neptune blurs the edges of reality allowing you to see only the best in those around you. Though this is a short-lived aspect, you can keep this energy flowing in your consciousness all year to improve your relationships. Artistic matters are highly favored when Venus is conjunct Neptune.

April 4: Sun Conjunct North Node at 15 Degrees Aries; Sun Opposition South Node at 15 Degrees Libra. Right in tune with the dynamic nature of the month, when the Sun is conjunct the North Node, it is time to ask yourself: “What is my life purpose? Am I taking steps to fulfill that life purpose. The Sun opposing the South Node indicates that self-reflection and the release of old patterns of identity are needed to let you express your life purpose (North Node) more fully.

April 4: Venus Enters Aries. Venus in Aries until April 29 brings a certain boldness and daring to your activities, especially those connected to love and financial matters. If you have been wanting to start a business or to ask that certain someone out, Venus in Aries gives you the impetus to make the first move.

April 6: Venus Sextile Pluto at 1 Degree Aries/Aquarius. A beneficial use of Venus sextile Pluto is to do some deep work (Pluto) around how your emotions and ideas about love, including self-love (Venus) affect your relationships. Because Venus and Pluto are in an easy sextile aspect, such work will be easier now. This is a good time to clear out emotional garbage in preparation for the New Moon Solar Eclipse.

April 8: New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 19 Degrees 24 Minutes Aries.  The Aries New Moon total Solar Eclipse continues the Aries/Libra theme that is in force most of the month. It is significant that the Sun, Moon and North Node are conjunct Chiron. Releasing (eclipse) and healing relationship wounds (Chiron) of all kinds are a main focus of this total Solar Eclipse. Look to the house of your chart that contains Aries and/or Libra to understand the area of your life most affected. Big breakthroughs can occur for all Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) under this potent configuration. 

April 10: Mars Conjunct Saturn at 14 Degrees Pisces. Mars conjunct Saturn can be difficult energy. Mars wants to act and to act now. Saturn wants you to take things slow, work hard and take responsibility. You may be feeling restless, angry and irritable (Mars), yet feel that you are blocked, limited and unable to do anything about it (Saturn). The best way to handle this conflicting energy is to find something active to do. It might be a great day to clean out the garage or to pull weeds. Be careful while driving as road rage could result from this volatile energy.

April 11: Sun Conjunct Mercury at 22 Degrees Aries. You may find yourself taking lots of short trips and/or coming and going when the Sun is conjunct Mercury in Aries. The Sun conjunct Mercury in Aries can make you rather impatient, so count to 10 before over reacting to news and/or conversations.

April 17: Venus Conjunct North Node at 15 Degrees Aries.  Venus conjunct the North Node is prime for re-inventing yourself. The North Node is about finding your life purpose, while Venus brings blessings to help you implement the changes. Look to the North Node in your natal chart to understand the nature of those changes.

April 19: Sun Enters Taurus. 

Mercury Conjunct Venus at 18 Degrees Aries. 

Mars Sextile Jupiter at 21 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. 

Mars Sextile Uranus at 21 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. The Sun enters Taurus under pleasant aspects between Mercury and Venus in Aries and Mars sextile the Jupiter/Uranus historic conjunction in Taurus. All systems are “go,” but you need to put in effort to make things happen. Otherwise, sextiles can float on by with nothing accomplished. Be aware, that Mars in aspect to both Jupiter and Uranus can be pretty volatile. Walk away from any confrontations. You and the situation will be better for it.

April 20: Jupiter Conjunct Uranus at 21 Degrees Taurus. Sun Square Pluto at 2 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius. Venus Conjunct Chiron at 20 Degrees Aries. Jupiter conjunct Uranus is the aspect we have all been waiting for. There has been a lot of hype in the media about this configuration and it is, in fact quite a rarity. Jupiter and Uranus are conjunct approximately every 14 years. However, the last time they were conjunct in Taurus was almost 83 years ago when they came together in May 1941. We can look to events from that time period to get a flavor for the current probabilities of how this conjunction will manifest.

Jupiter expands everything it touches, while Uranus breaks the chains that keep us stuck. Look for major breakthroughs (Uranus) in environmental matters (Taurus), financial matters and our collective ideas around value. Revolutions and breakthroughs of all kinds are probable. In your personal chart look to the house and planets, if any, that are near 21 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius to see where the biggest impact on your life will occur.

The Sun square Pluto adds urgency to the Uranus/Jupiter connection. When the Sun is square Pluto, you may feel that you are being tested by outside forces over which you have no control. Venus conjunct Chiron urges you to do the necessary work to heal your hidden fears and wounds.

April 23: Full Moon at 4 Degrees 17 Minutes Scorpio. The Moon in Scorpio forms a T-square with the Sun at 4 degrees Taurus and Pluto at 2 degrees Aquarius. This Scorpio Full Moon is super intense and transformative, especially if you have planets within five degrees of the Full Moon in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius. Be nice to yourself and give yourself permission to withdraw from the world to a quiet place if possible. You are processing some pretty deep feelings right now. Such processing will be beneficial, but Scorpio/Pluto activations can be challenging.

April 25: Mercury Turns Stationary Direct at 16 Degrees Aries. See April 1 above where I discuss Mercury retrograde.

April 29: Venus Enters Taurus. Venus feels right at home in Taurus and can express herself fully here. Venus in Taurus until May 24 is conductive to financial planning and re-evaluation. Taurus relates to our values. Ask yourself: “What do I really value?” Venus is the planet of “blessings received.” Use Venus’ power of attraction to manifest what you really value.

April 29: Mars Conjunct Neptune at 28 Degrees Pisces. Mars conjunct Neptune is a rather “twitchy” aspect. It can bring feelings of irritability, inferiority, fatigue escapism and depression. This is not a good time to start things or to push yourself. Your judgment is compromised and your energy level may be lower than normal. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Instead, reach out to the local soup kitchen or dog pound. Selflessly helping others is the best antidote for this puzzling transit.

April 30: Mars Enters Aries. Let the action begin!! Mars rules Aries and feels right at home here. Expect lots of action, lots of assertiveness and lots of short trips until Mars enters Taurus on June 9. This is superb energy for starting new ventures as long as you have made detailed plans before proceeding. Without a plan, impulsive Mars in Aries may not bring the desired results. Be careful to curb impulsiveness and impatience.

 

Moon Movement During April 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

April 1:         Moon enters Capricorn

April 3:         Moon enters Aquarius

April 5:         Moon enters Pisces

April 7:         Moon enters Aries

April 8:         New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 19 Degrees Aries at 2:20 pm EST

April 9:         Moon enters Taurus

April 11:       Moon enters Gemini

April 13:       Moon enters Cancer

April 15:       Moon enters Leo

April 18:       Moon enters Virgo

April 20:       Moon enters Libra

April 23:       Moon enters Scorpio

April 23:       Full Moon at 4 Degrees Scorpio at 7:48 pm EST

April 25:       Moon enters Sagittarius

April 28:       Moon enters Capricorn

April 30:       Moon enters Aquarius

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Learn how to navigate the big changes that we are experiencing in 2024 by getting a personal astrology reading. I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

Astrology Transits March 2024 – Embrace the Mystery

 

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged ― Rumi

The planets are giving us a break this month as shown by a number of sextiles and trines and very few squares or other challenging aspects. Sextile and trine aspects are an easy flowing energy that facilitate whatever you are trying to accomplish. The downside is that you may be tempted to ignore them. Sextiles and trines become a missed opportunity unless you put in the effort needed, Squares and oppositions challenge you, while sextiles and trines bring ease without pushing you.

The emphasis on Pisces through most of the month is subtly coaxing you to tune into the mystery of life. Honor your spirituality, intuition and creative genius during this Piscean time.

The big news this month is the March 25, 2024, Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 5 Degrees Libra at 3:00 AM EST. This Libra Lunar Eclipse can be rather challenging with transiting Venus, Jupiter and the North Node forming a Yod pattern. Yods are called the “finger of God” aspect and indicate that a certain amount of fate is present. You may feel that you are being pushed forward into a new normal.

 

March 1: Sun Sextile Jupiter at 11 Degrees Pisces/Taurus and Venus Sextile Chiron and the North Node at 17 Degrees Aquarius/Aries. This is such a good time to challenge and heal your feelings of shame or inadequacy. The Sun sextile Jupiter brings a sense of confidence and optimism. Venus sextile Chiron provides intuition and good energy around healing relationship rifts. Venus sextile the North Node favors advancing your evolutionary intent.

 

March 3: Venus Square Uranus at 19 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. Venus square Uranus brings sudden, exciting events or encounters. You may meet a very interesting person or group, or an out-of-the-blue money-making opportunity could suddenly appear. Keep your eyes open and be willing to expend the effort needed to manifest such an opportunity.

 

March 4: Mercury Sextile Uranus at 19 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. Following up with yesterday’s startling energy, Mercury sextile Uranus points to unusual, stimulating conversations and mind opening ideas. Pay attention to “hunches” as they could contain gold.

 

March 5-6: Chiron Conjunct North Node at 17 Degrees Aries. Mars Sextile North Node and Chiron at 17 Degrees Aquarius/Aries. Mars sextile the North Node and Chiron adds a sense of urgency to act on those things that you know to be in your best interest, even if they bring up painful memories (Chiron). Mars sextile Chiron acts as a freeing catharsis to the old pain. Let yourself feel the anger, then release it and see it floating away into the ethers.

 

March 9: Sun Sextile Uranus at 19 Degrees Pisces/Taurus.  A yearning for a bit of excitement is common when the Sun is sextile Uranus. You want to make changes and are ready to implement new habits. The Sun in Pisces wants to escape from routine, while Uranus in Taurus urges you to break free no matter the consequences. Enjoy heightened intellectual breakthroughs, but be wary of impulsive actions.

 

March 9: Mercury Enters Aries. Fast thinking, fast movement and fast cars are all hallmarks of Mercury in Aries. Slow down and practice patience. You may be more accident prone now. Mercury enters its retrograde shadow period on March 18 and turns retrograde on April 2. Mercury in its retrograde shadow calms things down, but can add missed signals in conversations.

March 9: Mars Square Uranus at 19 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. Mars square Uranus is the diciest aspect this month. Everything and everyone are jittery (Uranus) and agitated (Mars), including you. Curb your tendency to be impulsive and aggressive. Instead, use this innovative, active energy to breakthrough obstacles in an innovative (Uranus) way. This crazed energy should dissipate by March 18.

March 10: New Moon at 20 Degrees Pisces. New Moon Sextile Uranus at 20 Degrees Taurus.  What a unique New Moon! The Pisces New Moon is part of a Pisces Stellium that rolls from 11 degrees Pisces to 27 degrees Pisces. In addition, all of the planets are within 90 degrees of each other. Without a doubt, the focus is on:

  • Personal freedom with Pluto, Mars and Venus in Aquarius.
  • Spiritual new beginnings and honoring your intuitive, creative gifts (Moon, Sun and Neptune in Pisces).
  • New ideas and new way of thinking, acting and looking at the world (Mercury, North Node and Chiron in Aries), and
  • Abundance of innovative, yet grounded enthusiasm (Jupiter and Uranus).

March 11: Venus Enters Pisces. Venus in Pisces is one of my favorite combinations. Venus, the planet of love, brings a lovely overlay to the already dreamy, spiritual and compassionate vibes of Pisces. My only caution is to make sure that new friends and lovers are who they say they are and that they are worthy of your attention.

March 17: Sun Conjunct Neptune at 27 Degrees Pisces. Sun Square Moon in Gemini Early in the Day. The Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces is spiritually strong. It is a good time to let your compassion flow. Ask: Where in my neighborhood can I spread a little bit of good cheer. It could be as simple as smiling at a stranger or as involved as working at the local charity of your choice. Be aware however, that you are much more sensitive now, so shield yourself from negative energy as much as possible. With the Sun conjunct Neptune square the Moon in Gemini it would be a good day to journal your innermost thoughts.

March 19: Sun Enters Aries. Let the action begin. The Sun in Aries until April 20 speeds everything up. It makes us feel energized, bold and courageous. It’s a great time to start a new business venture, start a new exercise program or begin anything that you didn’t feel confident undertaking before.

March 21: Sun Sextile Pluto at 1 Degree Aries/Aquarius. You can accomplish a lot when the Sun is sextile Pluto. The Sun in Aries supplies the gas to get things moving and Pluto amps up your willpower to stick with your project.

March 21: Venus Conjunct Saturn at 12 Degrees Pisces. You may be reviewing your relationships when Venus is conjunct Saturn. You are now more interested in the practical aspects of your relationships rather than the fuzzy, feel-good aspects. It’s always good to re-evaluate and repurpose, but be careful not to become too critical. This is also a good time to evaluate your financial matters. Ask yourself: Do my investments need to be shifted a little? Do I need to set up a budget and savings plan in order to reach my financial goals?

March 22: Mars Enters Pisces. Mars in Pisces is a rather peculiar energy. Mars is uncomfortable in Pisces. Mars wants action and is an assertive, even angry, energy. Pisces is subtle, indirect, peace-loving and acts in a more quiet and gentle manner. Because your physical energy may be lower than normal now, try to pace yourself rather than force speedy completion of projects. Be aware that Mars in Pisces can bring deceitful and shady people into your sphere of influence.

March 24: Venus Sextile Jupiter at 15 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. Venus sextile Jupiter is one of those aspects that we wish would stick around forever. It is peaceful, benevolent and optimistic. Relationship and financial matters are favored at this time.

March 25: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 5 Degrees Libra at 3:00 AM EST. Partnership and financial matters are illuminated under the Lunar Eclipse in Libra. Matters such as balancing household or business chores, what is “fair” (Libra) and how much should I give to maintain my relationships are some of the questions that will be asked now. Though airy Libra is not an emotional sign, this full moon lunar eclipse can stir up all kinds of emotions.

March 28: Venus Sextile Uranus at 20 Degrees Pisces/Taurus. Spring fever could set in strongly when Venus is sextile Uranus. You want adventure, new horizons and stimulating, even unconventional, friends. Venus sextile Uranus would be a good time to throw a small party or host a book club meeting. Just be aware that under the rays of Uranus anything can happen.

Moon Movement During March 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

March 1:         Moon in Scorpio

March 2:         Moon enters Sagittarius

March 4:         Moon enters Capricorn

March 6:         Moon enters Aquarius

March 8:         Moon enters Pisces

March 10:      New Moon at 20 Degrees 16 Minutes Pisces

March 10:      Moon enters Aries at 8:19 pm

March 12:      Moon enters Taurus

March 14:      Moon enters Gemini

March 17:      Moon enters Cancer

March 19:      Moon enters Leo

March 22:      Moon enters Virgo

March 24:      Moon enters Libra

March 25:      Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 5 Degrees 7 Minutes Libra

March 27:      Moon enters Scorpio

March 29:      Moon enters Sagittarius

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Learn how to navigate the big changes that we are experiencing in 2024 by getting a personal astrology reading. I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

Astrology Transits January 2024 – A Blank Page

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. — Brad Paisley

Calendar year 2024 promises to bring lots of change and even some chaos. However, the ability to embrace and be open to change will bring some surprisingly beneficial results.

The year 2024 in Chinese astrology is the year of the Dragon. Chinese astrology portrays it as a year full of creativity and new ideas, with returning prosperity. Chinese astrology fits with Western astrology in many ways.

Calendar year 2023 was so very challenging for so many of us. Pluto in the last degrees of Capricorn was especially challenging to those with late degrees of the Cardinal signs, since it was in late Capricorn and formed a square to late Aries, Cancer, and Libra Suns. As it moves into Aquarius on January 21, the energy will dramatically shift. However, Pluto moves so slowly that we usually don’t feel it’s energy on a day-to-day basis. But when it aspects a natal planet it is felt, often in a big way.

Uranus in Taurus all year was a planetary contest of wills. Uranus likes change, while Taurus really doesn’t like change at all. The fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius were right in the middle of the tug of war.

If you have always wanted to learn astrology, I have two classes starting in January. One is for those who have no, or very little, astrology knowledge. The other is a once-monthly astrology practice class where you can learn and practice more advanced astrological skills. Scroll to the end of this email for specific details on the two classes.

Overall, I think 2024 will be easier to navigate and will feel more optimistic and expansive. The big caveat is that you need to stay loose and learn to go with the flow. Change is here. The more you fight it, the harder it will feel. Focus on what you want in 2024 — not what you don’t want. Enjoy year 2024!!

 

January 1: Venus Square Saturn at 3 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. If you have been wanting to sit with another person to map out your expectations for each other during the coming year, Venus square Saturn is the time to have that discussion. Just be aware that Saturn can make you seem a little cold or uncaring. Use Venus to project caring and love as you map your New Year journey together. If you’re not feeling the love, take some time to be alone to improve your relationship with yourself. Venus rules both love and money, so this would be a good time to tune up your financial situation for the coming year.

 

January 3: Mercury Direct at 22 Sagittarius. Since Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius has been in opposition to Gemini, the sign of communication, this retrograde has been especially potent. Take what you have learned (Sagittarius) and realistically apply it as Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 14.

 

January 4: Mars Enters Capricorn. Mars, the planet in action, likes being in Capricorn, the sign of hard work, realistic expectations and success and is said to be “exalted” when in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn until February 12 is a great time to finish old projects or to begin something new. The drive of Mars coupled with the steadiness of Capricorn promises a high likelihood of success.

 

January 6: Sun Square Chiron at 15 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. The Sun is your identity, while Chiron shows where you have been physically or emotionally wounded. Sun square Chiron challenges you to become aware of your wounds and to grow and learn from the negative events in your life. Be kind to yourself as old issues come to the surface of your consciousness to be worked on once more. Because the square occurs in the Cardinal signs, issues around career or expressing yourself fully in the world, may be especially relevant.

 

January 8: Mercury Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Mercury square Neptune can feel a lot like Mercury retrograde. Your thinking may be distorted, discussions may go sideways and instructions you receive and give may be unclear and ambiguous. Use this energy to write out your dreams so they can be manifested by your subconscious.

 

January 9: Sun Trine Uranus at 29 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars Sextile Saturn at 4 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Trines and sextiles are easy, flowing energies. Sun trine Uranus has you fired up ready to make changes, while Mars sextile Saturn brings a burst of focused energy. A word of caution with this easy energy is that you will tend to coast along and not take advantage of them. Take meaningful action and you have the recipe for success.

 

January 11: New Moon at 20 Degrees Capricorn Square South Node at 20 Degrees Libra and North Node at 20 Degrees Aries. New Moon Trine Uranus at 19 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. The sign of Capricorn relates to structure, authority, ambition and career. The New Moon in Capricorn at the beginning of a new year is perfect for assessing your goals and for implementing changes to manifest those goals. The South Node is about looking to the past to understand what worked or didn’t work. The North Node is about moving forward with what is pertinent to your life now.

The New Moon trine Uranus can spark some “out-of-the-blue” and/or unusual events that can move you forward. Remember: Uranus events can be disruptive, but they are beneficial in getting you out of ruts and stale situations.

January 12: Mars Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars trine Jupiter is custom made for taking actions that will bring the hoped for results. Your energy is high (Mars) and so is your confidence and optimism (Jupiter). Add personal effort and you have the key for big achievements.

 

January 13: Mercury Enters Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn brings wise and careful thinking conducive to productive planning. Carefully evaluate new ideas and seek knowledge where needed, especially regarding career and business matters.

 

January 14: Venus Quincunx Uranus at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Events and people around you may seem disorganized, unpredictable and even chaotic. However, the insights you gain now, could open up an exciting new path.

 

January 15: Sun Sextile Neptune at 25 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Artists, musicians and all creative people, take note. Sun sextile Neptune brings intuition, creativity and imagination to the forefront. The sign of Pisces enhances your creativity, while the sign of Capricorn grounds your inspiration and brings it down to earth. Enjoy this dreamy, yet purposeful, time.

 

January 19: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 6 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury trine Jupiter is excellent for teaching, learning and brainstorming. Your thoughts (Mercury) are positive (Jupiter), yet grounded and security conscious (Capricorn/Taurus). However, Venus Square Neptune, at the same time, cautions you to avoid making big decisions for a few daysLearn and brainstorm now, but act in a few days.

 

January 20: Sun Conjunct Pluto at 29 Degrees Capricorn. The Sun conjunct Pluto today certainly calls for caution and mindfulness. Clashes with authorities or authoritarian people, broken down machinery and other “crises” are not uncommon under this aspect. However, Sun conjunct Pluto is superb for deep soul searching and for rooting out subconscious triggers and hang-ups.

Pluto moves into Aquarius on January 20, 2024, where it will stay (except for a brief retrograde in the fall) until 2044. Pluto in Aquarius promises to bring long lasting, startling, innovative changes around technology and our concept of brotherhood/sisterhood. Aquarius sun signs or ascendants may feel their entire worldview changing during this slow-moving transit.

 

January 23: Venus Enters Capricorn.  Venus, the planet of blessings received, is in Capricorn until February 16, 2024. Use Venus in Capricorn to make and strengthen connections with business partners, suppliers and co-workers. Venus in Capricorn is also conducive to launching and promoting an artistic venture.

 

January 25: Full Moon at 5 Degrees Leo, Sun at 5 Degrees Aquarius. T-Square Jupiter at 6 Degrees Taurus. The Full Moon in Leo focuses our attention on individualistic pursuits versus going along with the group. As the Full Moon forms a T-square with Jupiter in Taurus, we are advised to be true to our values (Taurus) while walking the tight rope between our individual ego needs (Leo) and the needs of the group (Sun in Aquarius). Easy right???

January 27: Sun Square Jupiter at 8 Degrees Aquarn square Jupiter can be very beneficial. It gives you the optimism, energy and drive to accomplish big things. Just be careful not to take on more than you can handle.

 

January 28: Venus at 6 Degrees Capricorn Sextile Saturn at 6 Degrees Pisces and Trine Jupiter at 6 Degrees Taurus. Venus sextile Saturn is an easy energy that brings the steadiness of Saturn to the ease and love of Venus. Venus trine Jupiter adds the frosting on the cake by adding a sense of optimism and well being. Both finances and relationships thrive when Venus is Trine Jupiter.

 

January 29: Mars Trine Uranus at 19 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mars trine Uranus can bring breakthroughs, but it can also bring breakdowns. This is a volatile, freedom-loving, revolution provoking transit. Ask yourself: What do I need to break away from? Where is my inner being demanding freedom? The answer can be external circumstances, but it is just as often internal restrictions and limitations (Capricorn) that you are placing on yourself for no good reason.

Moon Movement During January 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

January 1:     Moon in Virgo

January 2:     Moon enters Libra

January 5:     Moon enters Scorpio

January 7:     Moon enters Sagittarius

January 9:     Moon enters Capricorn

January 11:   New Moon at 20 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn

January 11:   Moon enters Aquarius

January 13:   Moon enters Pisces

January 15:   Moon enters Aries

January 18:   Moon enters Taurus

January 20:   Moon enters Gemini

January 22:   Moon enters Cancer

January 25:   Moon enters Leo

January 25:   Full Moon at 5 Degrees 14 Minutes Leo

January 27:   Moon enters Virgo

January 30:   Moon enters Libra

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I will be teaching two online astrology classes via Zoom starting in January.

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I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits December 2023 – Seeking Truth and Wisdom

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean. ― Bob Dylan

 

Sagittarius is the sign of truth, especially “truth as you see it.” Your truth may not be my truth, nor should it be. We are each given a unique and special birth chart as a guidepost to understanding ourselves and our interactions with others. Use this time when the Sun moves through Sagittarius to fine tune your beliefs by questioning everything. In the meantime, experience something new, plan a trip, read a few philosophy books and/or listen to some thought-provoking podcasts.

 

This would be an ideal time to reflect on your journey through the dark night of the soul;and the deep soul searching you may have experienced when several planets were transiting Scorpio last month. Now, as the planetary energy shifts to Sagittarius, it is time to do some judicious editing. What insights were helpful and what insights have no meaning for you, at least at this time. Enjoy the more light hearted energy of Sagittarius.

 

December 1: Mercury enters Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn turns our attention to practical matters and matters related to commerce.

 

December 3: Venus Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Venus square Pluto challenges you to re-evaluate your relationships and your relationship to money and security. Be wary of manipulative tactics by you or others. Instead, try to understand and confront the fear that prompts such behavior. 

 

December 3: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 6 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter brings out your fighting spirit. Avoid conflict now. Instead, direct your energy towards positive projects. You can accomplish a lot now if you tweak your approach and proceed mindfully.

 

December 4: Venus Enters Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio brings out the intensity around relationships. Be aware that you and your partner (or others in your life) may be more secretive and/or intense at this time. As Venus is also square Pluto, don’t push too hard. It may be difficult to gauge the intensity surrounding you.

 

December 6: Mercury at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 20 Degrees Taurus. You may feel like “something has to give” when Mercury is sesquiquadrate Uranus. Your ideas may be challenged resulting in extreme mental tension. Both you and others may express “radical” views that push each other’s buttons. Avoid rigidity (Taurus) in your thinking and talking. By tomorrow, Mercury trine Jupiter leads to positive thinking and good judgment.

 

December 6: Neptune Turns Direct at 24 Degrees Pisces. What did you dream about when Neptune was retrograde? What did you wish to create, but didn’t feel the time was right? You can now put all those dreams into action. Use your intuition to guide you as you manifest your dreams and creative endeavors.

 

December 9: Venus Opposition Jupiter at 6 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus opposition Jupiter is a party-time transit that indicates pleasurable activities and an optimistic viewpoint. Be careful not to overindulge in food and drink or to overspend.

 

December 12: New Moon at 20 Degrees Sagittarius Quincunx Uranus at 20 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Venus at 20 Degrees Scorpio Sesquiquadrate Neptune at 24 Degrees Pisces. All New Moons are excellent for beginning something new. This Sagittarius New Moon is especially primed to help you release old energy patterns, habits and hurts. Sagittarius is about new adventures, travel and expanding your horizons. Uranus is the sign of freedom and throwing off limitation and worldly weights. Venus in aspect to Neptune brings answers through spiritual insights (Neptune in Pisces) and love (Venus).

December 13: Mercury Turns Retrograde at 8 Degrees Capricorn. Mercury moves backward through Capricorn until it stations direct on January 2, 2024 at 22 degrees Sagittarius. This is another chance to re-evaluate your thoughts and “truths.” Mercury turning direct right after New Year’s Day is excellent for business and career matters in early 2024.

 

December 15: Mars Trine Chiron at 15 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries. Take another look at those you are angry with or alienated from when Mars is trine Chiron. It is quite likely that your anger and frustration (Mars) come from your own internal hurts and trauma (Chiron). Ask yourself what it is about the other person’s actions that stir up your hurtful, sad and angry feelings. Mars trine Chiron can bring a relationship breakthrough when used in this way.

 

December 16: Sun Square Neptune at 24 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Allow yourself to dream and let your thoughts flow unchecked when the Sun is square Neptune. This is not the time for accomplishment or for clarity, but rather a time to let imagination and inspiration have center stage. Record your thoughts, dreams and impressions and refer to them later – perhaps when Mercury is sextile Saturn on the 21st.

 

December 18: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury trine Jupiter is extremely helpful in looking at the big picture. Because both planets are in earth signs, any conclusions reached now are positive (Jupiter) yet grounded (Capricorn/Taurus).

 

December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn at 10:27 PM EST. The Sun at zero degrees Capricorn at the solstice is one of the four very important Aries Points of the Zodiac. Any planet at zero degrees of a sign has enhanced energy and “oomph.” Set your intentions now for the new year of 2024. In my opinion, December 21 is more beneficial for setting intentions and resolutions than New Year’s Day. So set your intentions now and reaffirm them on January 1.

 

December 21: Venus Opposition Uranus at 19 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Mars Quincunx Uranus at 19 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. With the Sun at the solstice, Venus opposition Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus, there is an “upset the apple cart” feeling to today’s energy. Unpredictable events may occur. Opportunities may suddenly appear and/or opportunities may suddenly disappear. Venus opposing Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus can be hard on the nerves. Uranus’ job is to shake things up and bring new ways of looking at things. Even if opportunities disappear, something better is waiting to appear. The Sun in Capricorn tempers the impulsive energy and brings rational and logical thinking, concentration, focus and organization. Steady, focused actions allow you to break through obstacles and bring success.

 

December 23: Mercury Enters Sagittarius. Mercury in Sagittarius sparks your thirst for knowledge, travel and adventure. Let your curiosity flow and expand your horizons. Do at least one thing now that you have never allowed yourself to do before.

 

December 26: Full Moon at 4-5 Degrees Cancer. Sun at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 19 Degrees Taurus. The emotional Cancer Full Moon focuses its energy around home, family and the very foundations of your life. You may find yourself looking into your family dynamics in an effort to understand who you are today. Ask yourself: Are my self-destructive actions such as jealousy, insecurity and self-hate mine or did I inherit them from old family patterns? A Cancer Full Moon is an absolutely perfect time to let go of old family patterns and self-destructive actions that no longer reflect the real,, authentic you. Moon rituals are especially beneficial under this deep, watery, emotional Full Moon.

December 27:  Sun Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars at 24 Degrees Sagittarius. The Sun trine Jupiter feels like a big smiley face. Mercury Conjunct Mars speeds decision making and propels you into action. Harvest this expansive, optimistic connection by making decisions, and by asserting your ideas. Rapid progress can be made now.

 

December 28: Mars Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. This aspect is a little like stepping on the gas while driving through fog. Take time to be quiet and don’t push yourself. Irritations that pop up now, will look much better in a few days.

 

December 29: Venus enters Sagittarius and Sextiles Pluto at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Capricorn. Venus is sextile Pluto and then moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. The love planet feels freer and more loving when in the sign of Sagittarius. Leave all of the Venus in Scorpio relationship soul searching behind and just enjoy new adventures with those you care about.

 

December 31: Jupiter Stations Direct at 5 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter direct in Taurus turns your attention to positive ways to build security, wealth, and self-esteem. Jupiter is starting its journey toward a rare conjunction with Uranus on April 20, 2024. Begin to look for new possibilities and opportunities now.

 

Moon Movement During December 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

December 1:          Moon enters Leo

December 3:          Moon enters Virgo

December 6:          Moon enters Libra

December 8:          Moon enters Scorpio

December 11:        Moon enters Sagittarius

December 12:        New Moon at 20 degrees 40 minutes Sagittarius

December 13:        Moon enters Capricorn

December 15:        Moon enters Aquarius

December 17:        Moon enters Pisces

December 19:        Moon enters Aries

December 21:        Moon enters Taurus

December 24:        Moon enters Gemini

December 26:        Moon enters Cancer

December 26:        Full Moon at 4 Degrees 58 Minutes Cancer

December 28:        Moon enters Leo

December 31:        Moon enters Virgo

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UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I will be teaching two online astrology classes via Zoom starting in January.

  • a beginning astrology class staring on January 24, 2024  at 6:00 pm MST and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together to learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts – starting on January 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm MST

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.