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Leveraging Peace — January 26-February 2 2022

Overview

Mercury retrograde ingress to Capricorn to form a stellium, for more strategic planning, and a conjunction with Pluto on Friday and Saturday (28th – 29th) with a dissemination of policy or implementation, as the feared conflict threatens.  Mars ingress to Capricorn and the Moon transit of Capricorn from Saturday until Monday, an indication that aggressive actions are defensive in countering attacks in this cardinal-earth sign. Personal attention to professional goals this week increases employment opportunities. Deflection of the violence is still possible. The Moon transits Mars’ position in Capricorn, possibly altering the intent, and then transits to a sextile aspect with Jupiter in Pisces and a conjunction aspect with Venus retro. Venus in Cap returns to direct transit on January 29/30.   The New Moon degree is square aspect to Chiron in Aries, trine Uranus in Taurus and then in a conjunction aspect with Venus retro.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 26th — A stellium in Capricorn, the Moon in Scorpio makes a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces, releasing repressed emotions, possibly through psychotic events. A few hours later, the Moon is sextile aspect to Pluto and Mercury retro in Capricorn, transforming emotions through expressed power. Tensions over Russia’s buildup near Ukraine escalate. The Sun in Aquarius is semi-sextile aspect to Jupiter in Pisces as expectations for a negotiated solution to the issue increase.

Thursday January 27th — The Moon in Sagittarius seeks compromise on political and international issues, with a philosophical approach. The Moon is then sextile aspect to the Sun in Aquarius, where agreements offered are open to engagement by the adversary. The Moon is trine aspect to Chiron in Aries, seeking a wiser option, and quincunx aspect to Uranus in Taurus indicating that immediate aggression could be diffused. The Moon sextile aspect to Saturn and semi-sextile aspect to Venus retro also seem to indicate compromise and deterrence for an aggressive stance.

Friday January 28th — The morning aspects for Europe are the Moon sextile to Saturn and semi-sextile to Venus, finding room for limitations that prevent actions. While Russia clearly wants the East European nations again under its influence, the aggression now produces the opposite, establishing a divide between Russia and its neighboring states.  The Moon in Sagittarius disposed of by Jupiter in Pisces, is square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as aggressive moves are halted.  Mercury retro approaches the conjunction aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. Rhetoric may now be transformed, as the potential for conflict is reduced. Venus retro in Capricorn is trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as a desire for financial security reverses policy.

Saturday January 29thThe Moon ingress Capricorn and forms a conjunction aspect to Mars, renewing a militaristic stance.  The Sun in Aquarius is in a sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries, seeking to adjust the status quo. Explosive issues remain volatile with the Sun in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus.  The Moon then makes a conjunction aspect with Venus retro, and trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as threats to empower actions continue, with Mercury retro conjunction with Pluto, secretive alliances can be formed.

Sunday January 30th — The Moon in Capricorn is in a conjunction aspect with Venus, as Venus returns to direct transit, still in the shadow of its previous sojourn from mid-November, and a trine aspect from Moon/Venus to Uranus in Taurus takes place. A sudden shift in diplomatic approach could reverse and diffuse tensions. With US troops on high alert, Putin may signal a retreat. Mercury is slowing in retro phase, and will turn direct on February 5th, currently in a conjunction aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, as alliances are formed and solidified. The Sun is in a square aspect to Uranus taking an aggressive stance, as economic sanctions are likely to be enforced with a robust stellium in Capricorn of the Moon and four planets. The Moon transits Mercury retro and Pluto in Cap overnight, morning of the 31st in Ukraine. Putin’s demands for negotiations to begin, are not acceptable to the Nato nations. Putin is required by Nato to back down on the demands.    

Monday January 31st — The morning hours in Ukraine and Russia with the Moon transiting Mercury retro and Pluto, make clear the issues of conflict. Putin wants to remove Nato (US is a part of Nato) from Ukraine and the eastern European nations of Poland and the Baltic nations. The rejection is a blow to Putin, or perhaps what he expected all along. The Moon ingress to Aquarius in the morning hours, prior to the New Moon [see image insert].  The Moon is in a conjunction aspect to the midpoint of Mars and Jupiter, to bring the aggressive and the diplomatic into a sextile aspect. There may be a temporary agreement made at this time.

New Moon in Aquarius
February 1, 2022

Tuesday February 1st — The early morning New Moon aspect in Aquarius, midnight EST, as the Moon transits Saturn a few hours later, the truce agreement is signed. The issues put on hold, as the two parties to a conflict re-assess the situation. Mars in Cap approaches the sextile aspect to Jupiter in Pisces, expanding on demands in a working discussion helps to gain greater understanding of conditions acceptable for a compromise agreement.

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.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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Gimelstar
January 25, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel

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

Overview

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.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
January 18, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel

A Turning Point in Power — January 12-19 2022

Overview

Keeping feet on the ground becomes more difficult this week, as Mercury in Aquarius turns retrograde on the 14th while square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, and the Sun transits to the conjunction aspect with Pluto. Uranus returns to direct transit on the 18th, the Sun ingress to Aquarius on the 19th. Both Mercury and Venus are retrograde until January 30th, when Venus returns to direct transit. With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 peaking this month, personal self-awareness and health issues become unavoidable.  

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 12th — The Moon in Taurus is trine aspect to the Sun in Capricorn early today, while Mercury in Aquarius is square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. The economic situation takes a hit, although personal adjustments are able to ward off the worst. A trine aspect to Pluto from the Moon follows, splintering the effect of an economic whirlwind. Benefits reaped may be consumed as rapidly as they appear. Reinstating energy efficient laws and guidelines for manufacturing, a goal of the Biden administration, may take decades to produce results. Uranus in Taurus, turning in a direct transit motion (apparent motion) through the zodiac represents a turn-about in energy use as more efficient use rules are implemented. Mercury in Aquarius a media slant to technology, featuring detailed analysis of energy laws that will help to reverse wasteful practices or more efficient use of energy. 

Thursday January 13th Mercury in Aquarius is square aspect to Uranus (still retrograde) in Taurus. This aspect involves two signs of fixed modality (Taurus and Aquarius), and is quite explosive due to the relatively inert nature of the fixed signs and the harsh square aspect that produces conflict. Mercury in an air sign expresses easily in speech or media.  Innovative ideas are needed in the field of energy conservation to reduce toxic emissions, and in the health field to prevent spread and severity of disease. The Moon in Gemini highlights the expression of ideas and in a trine aspect to Mercury, the dispositor of the Moon, in Aquarius, the communication has a profound effect. The Moon transits to the trine aspect to Saturn 5-6 hours later, as the communication has deep implications.  Saturn is the dispositor of the Sun, Venus retro and Pluto in Capricorn. The communication is weighted, the consequences are clear.

Mutable T-Square
January 14-15 2022

Friday January 14th — The Moon in Gemini is quincunx aspect to Venus retro in Capricorn predawn EST, an indication that critiques are unsympathetic, or prompting counter initiatives. A square aspect to Neptune is followed by the opposition aspect of the Moon to Mars in Sagittarius, forming a mutable T-square configuration. A measure of flexibility is inherent in the mutable signs, and with Neptune at the focal point, dissolution could result. The T-square extends over several hours, late morning and afternoon time zones in the western hemisphere. On one level, that of a higher sensitivity, so inspired actions may result. On the other hand, manipulative actions, some involving criminal activity could also result. Late in the day, as the Moon transits to the quincunx aspects to Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, with the Sun approaching the conjunction aspect with Pluto, efforts could serve to transform the situation or deepen the divide, depending on the intent of the actors/agents involved.  Mercury turning retrograde indicates a shift in rhetoric.

Saturday January 15th — The Moon ingress to Cancer early today and makes a trine aspect to Jupiter in Pisces, depending on location, in the afternoon hours, for moments of spiritual communion.  The Sun reaches the conjunction aspect with Pluto, effective over approximately 3 days, indicating a possible break-through in international negotiations. A retrograde Mercury in Aquarius prompts a back-tracking of demands, a revision of world-view of participants. Jupiter in Pisces is the dispositor of Mars in Sagittarius. Landmark decisions by US Supreme Court are also likely today.

Sunday January 16th — The Moon in Cancer is quincunx aspect to Mercury retro in Aquarius early today, with the quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius later in the day. Mercury separates from the square aspect to Uranus, as negotiations backtrack to make revisions. While open conflict has been avoided, details need to be worked out.  The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Mars in Sagittarius while in the quincunx aspect to Saturn is in effective orb.  Caution is applied to avoid fresh injury. Disciplinary action could be applied.

Monday January 17th — The Moon in Cancer is trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces, in compassionate water signs. The harsher quincunx aspect to Mars in Sagittarius forms, as individuals (represented by the Moon) react to the announced change in laws.  Venus retro in Capricorn is semi-sextile aspect to Saturn, its dispositor, giving credence to decisions in tradition. The Sun supersedes the conjunction aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, moving beyond the moment of decision. The Moon ingress to Leo occurs overnight.

Tuesday January 18th — The Moon in Leo is trine aspect to Chiron in Aries and also in an opposition aspect to Mercury retro in Aquarius. Guiding wisdom is offered to the sorrow inflicted, yet victory could be yours. The Moon is also in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as Uranus is in its shadow, moving slowly. Frustrations mount. The Moon transits to the opposition aspect with Saturn hours later, and quincunx aspect to Venus retro in Capricorn.  Confronting authorities and/or bureaucracies can be tricky. In such cases, it is best to be well prepared.   

Have a great 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.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
January 11, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel

A Crisis with Empathy —Week of January 5-12 2022

Overview

Venus retrograde in Capricorn makes a sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces on the 5th (Wednesday) and Mars in Sagittarius is square aspect o Neptune from the 10th (Monday) until the 12th (Wednesday).  This exchange of empathy and support is followed by more aggressive discord. Requests for compensation are honored now, and under suspicion later. Repair relationships now to withstand the stress of what comes next. If natal planets are in contact here, the situation may be a personal stress. Next week is stressful for international affairs, leaving many to doubt the stability of the institutions we depend on. The pandemic outbreak is likely to surge. With Sun and Venus retro in Capricorn along with Pluto, organizational clarity is essential. Saturn in Aquarius strives to focus on ideals, while limiting access for all. We are struggling to process the effects of climate change and the pandemic. The pandemic will end, while the consequences of climate change will last forever.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 5th Venus retro in Capricorn is in a sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, when increased empathy promotes conversations and active adjustments. The Moon in Aquarius early in the day ingress to Pisces and a conjunction aspect with Jupiter late in the day or overnight US time zones, early AM on Thursday in the eastern half of the globe. Expansive power for charitable actions resounds. Beware of potentially toxic substances that may seem to give relief, as it could result in a death sentence.

Thursday January 6th — The Moon in Pisces is sextile aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus by mid-day (US time zones), afternoon in Europe and the Mid-East. This interjection of the Saturn in Aquarius square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as the Moon is also semi-sextile to Saturn, drawing the square aspect into effect, but also modifying it. The outcome is less harsh, modifying the economic and/or health impact. The VenusNeptune sextile aspect remains in effect, with empathetic judgments. The Moon in Pisces makes sextile aspects to the Sun and Venus in Capricorn before the conjunction aspect with Neptune in Pisces. Communication is enhanced with personal contacts with professionals in the medical field, for example. The Moon is also in a square aspect to Mars in Sagittarius, with more distribution of urgent care needs.

Friday January 7th — Energy seems depleted early in the day, draining resources, although later, the sextile aspect to Pluto acts to regenerate emotionally. Late in the day, the Moon in Pisces is sextile aspect to Ceres in Taurus for a favorable impact on health. Venus retro and the Sun are doubly approaching a conjunction aspect in Capricorn. Venus is combust in a close conjunction aspect, as attractions may no longer appeal. Critical objections arise in relationships.

Saturday January 8th Venus doubly approaching the partile conjunction aspect with the Sun in Capricorn reaches cazimi in the final approach to the Sun’s longitude.  Relationships are eased with perfection as a goal. Mars in Sagittarius is sextile aspect to the conjunction, with a religious commitment, a marriage is performed. The Moon in Aries initiates a new beginning. The Moon makes a conjunction aspect with Chiron later in the day, evoking the inner voice of wisdom.

First-Quarter Moon
January 9, 2022

Sunday January 9th — The Moon in Aries is square aspect to Venus retro and to the Sun in Capricorn for the 1st quarter Moon phase, a crisis in action may occur, as the goals of the cycle reach obstacles or conflicts. Mars in Sagittarius is trine aspect to the Moon as the developing conflict evolves. Personal goals may preclude agreement, resulting in a breakdown of communication. Independence seeking by individuals furthers a crisis. The Sun in Capricorn approaches the sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, with greater appreciation of the consequences of disease, and attempts to contain the spread of contamination.  Sympathetic moves are likely, with a love for harmony. Concessions can also be made with this aspect.

Monday January 10th — The Moon ingress to Taurus early in the day, followed by a sextile aspect to Jupiter in Pisces, indicates adjustment to financial arrangements. Payments many be distributed over time. Loans may be extended.  The Moon in Taurus is square aspect to Mercury in Aquarius, with disagreements or disruptions in the distribution of community funds.  

Tuesday January 11th —   The Moon in Taurus and a conjunction aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus could lead to reversals, property repossessions, for example. Mercury in Aquarius represents a collective voice. Mercury square aspect to the MoonUranus conjunction, indicates reversals due to the collective voice, through demonstrations or petitions. The Moon in a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius follows, as decisive action is taken. 

Have a great week and enjoy the New Year holiday.

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.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
January 4, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel