Aquarian Crisis for a New Era — January 19-26 2022


After the full Moon on Jan 17-18, Uranus returns to apparent direct motion, from the Earth’s viewpoint. It remains slow in advancing and appearing stationary. Astrologers see the stationary phase as exerting greater influence to our human psych-social experience. So, the full Moon in Cancer on the 17th indicates intensity, with the Sun illuminating our flaws and perhaps the path ahead. The Sun ingress to Aquarius on the 19th, changes polarities to the forward-looking Aquarius. We all have an opportunity to reassess our personal and social interactions. As Covid continues to force many of us into isolation, a self-imposed phase of introversion takes place. The Sun in a conjunction with Pluto also draws our attention to the unconscious assumptions we hold in our national narratives. Both Mercury and Venus are in retrograde phases, drawing us to consider actions and to question personal beliefs. Attitudes change with the approaching era. 

Summary of Major Aspect of the Week

Wednesday January 19th — The Moon in Leo is disposed of by the Sun in Cap, denoting pride in accomplishment. The quincunx aspect to Venus retro in Cap early today, followed by a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces presents difficulties in affectionate relations, and a more callous view of the oppressed. A square aspect to Ceres in Taurus later in the day, results in a rejection of pleas for assistance. The Moon in Leo makes a trine aspect to Mars in Sadge, and is quincunx aspect to Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn as the Sun ingress to Aquarius. Pluto is then semisextile to Mars, adding a flash of energy that may be uplifting, to the heavy Pluto in Cap,  just as the Sun ingress to Aquarius, late in the day US time zones, early morning on the 20th in the eastern hemisphere nations.

Sun Ingress Aquarius
January 20, 2022

Thursday January 20th — The Moon ingress to Virgo and quincunx aspect to the Sun at 0 deg Aquarius today. The Moon then transits to the opposition aspect to Jupiter in Pisces followed by the quincunx aspect with Mercury retro, also in Aquarius. More remedial work needs to be done. Social engagement (Jupiter) is the key to effect a cure. The opposition aspect to the Moon signifies an interaction.  Empathy and persuasion can be effective now.

Friday January 21st — The Moon in Virgo makes a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus early today, and also a trine aspect to Venus retro in Capricorn for a grand-trine configuration. Discovering or repairing of friendships result in more open communication. A removal of harmful diet or habits make room for progressive actions and reforms. There could be a change of heart in political figures also.  The Moon makesa quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius.  Criticism of elected officials seeks to change the outcome of votes.

Saturday January 22nd — The Virgo Moon’s opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces happens early this morning in the US, and before mid-day in the eastern hemisphere. The spread of the virus is accompanied by remedies and helpful tips on how to relieve symptoms. The Moon in a square aspect to Mars in Sagittarius follows. Conflicting data and/or recommendations in health and prevention are intensified. Mars in a semisquare aspect to Saturn in Aquarius seems adamant on the face of standard positions, aligning with personal belief systems, and rejecting the official course of treatments. All should be taken with a grain of salt, applying the advice to personal health history and symptoms experienced as Covid-19 replicates, becoming more contagious. Venus retro in Capricorn approaches the trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Assistance for recovery, anti-viral meds and more become available. The Sun in Aquarius and Mercury retro doubly approach a conjunction aspect in Aquarius, Mercury becoming energized with solar power, as the strength of science and medicine increase. Information may be distorted at times, as Mercury weakens with the very close conjunction aspect, against the more vital Sun.  The Moon ingress to Libra makes a trine aspect to the Sun and Mercury retro in Aquarius. Healing energy returns to comfort those afflicted.

Sunday January 23rd — The Moon in Libra makes and opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries early today, as inner wisdom must be rectified with external experience or advice. Venus in Cap retro trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus strengthens as it is drawing closer to partile. Personal reunions may take place, even under severe restrictions. Mercury retro supersedes the conjunction with the Sun, so now they are doubly separating in Aquarius, moving in apparent opposite directions from our viewpoint on Earth. We are geocentric in the practice of astrology. Escaping the Sun’s orb over the next 24 hours, Mercury gains independence. Mars ingress to Capricorn at the same time, indicates goals are reformed into plans of action.

Monday January 24th — The Moon in Libra in a quincunx aspect to Neptune early today sends confusing signals. What can be assumed is that the truth is often distorted. The Moon then transits to the square aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, as we try to absorb shocking revelations. The Moon ingress to Scorpio late in the day, and with a square aspect to Mercury retro in Aquarius, sextile aspect to Mars in Capricorn, as Mercury and Mars are in a close semisextile aspect, combining energies in an instant of intuitive understanding.

Tuesday January 25th — The Moon in Scorpio is square aspect to the Sun in Aquarius at the third quarter Moon phase. The Moon is trine aspect to Jupiter in Pisces. Venus retro in Capricorn is within a degree of the orb of a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus. The Moon will be in opposition aspect to Uranus in the late afternoon hours US time zones, although close to midnight in Europe, after midnight in the Middle and Far East.  However, the mid-point of the Sun and Saturn in Aquarius is square the opposition aspect of Moon and Uranus, giving some ballast to the configuration.  While the Moon will likely trigger an unexpected development, it has been prepared for, and so will not be as destructive as it would otherwise be. Venus retro in Capricorn and trine aspect to Uranus, disposed of by Saturn, and sextile aspect to the Moon, as inside intelligence is able to defuse the conflict. Mercury retro ingress Capricorn overnight, with a shift in communication affecting reports worldwide.

Have an interesting week.

Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, and also because the aspects may be in effect a day earlier.

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January 18, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel

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