The tension of Uranus and Pluto dominates the first month of 2016: a show of force by a few turns against the revolt of many, and vice versa, says Sitara.
|Sun||10° Capricorn – 12° Aquarius|
|Moon||27° Virgo – 10° Scorpio|
|Mercury, retrograde 5th – 16th||29° Capricorn – 16 Capricorn|
|Venus||2° Sagittarius – 10° Capricorn|
|Mars||29° Libra – 15° Scorpio|
|Jupiter, retrograde from 8th||23° – 22° Virgo|
|Saturn||11°– 14° Sagittarius|
|Chiron||17°- 19° Pisces|
|Pluto||15° – 16° Capricorn|
|North Node||26° – 24° Virgo|
|Lilith||14° – 18° Libra|
|New Moon, 10th 1.31 h GMT||19° Capricorn|
|Full Moon, 24th, 2.47 h GMT||3° Leo|
Mood of the Moment
The month of January is once more dominated by the tension of Uranus and Pluto. A show of force by a few turns against the revolt of many, and vice versa. The disputes will usually be verbal, but alas in the first half of the month not exclusively so. The moderating influence of Virgo plays an important role by cooling down tempers, putting them in a position to have an objective view of the situation. Also, in Sagittarius – the sign of broad perspectives – it comes to a team building of Venus (love, philanthropy) and Saturn (pragmatism, structure formation), which can steer incited energies in a creative direction. Particularly positive opportunities are offered during the third week of January.
In the last third of the month new discussions as well as now mainly verbal power struggles flare up. Resources are the Full Moon in Leo and Venus in Capricorn. Both help those who are primarily interested in increasing their power to appear as ‘saviours and redeemers’ – which might actually lead to creative solutions. As the opposition will comment critically against envisioned strategies and rescue measures, there is a chance that egocentric effects can be cushioned in advance – otherwise they could lead into a destructive direction.
Aries: In January it’s all or nothing: full dedication, full willingness to risk the unusual and to stand up for it, as well as full willingness to allow yourself to be carried by something bigger. Taken together, these three factors make you almost invincible. Prerequisite for expressing themselves really creatively is a clearly focused mind, which cannot be cut short by identifying with trivialities. Forget short-term success and stay focused on sustainable results.
Taurus: Now you get to feel all the constellations that started since November – which may trigger a feeling of insecurity that consistently pervades many areas of your life. Do not pay too much attention to this feeling because then it will only increase. Instead, activate creativity and ingenuity that you need in order to face difficult or disagreeable situations – and also to relax with the insecurity. In the last third of the month you will gain certainty.
Gemini: This month there’s a lot of back and forth. At first you can get new things off the ground. But then it is a matter of verifying whether the target is in harmony with your real possibilities. In this Jupiter is a big support by waking up your interest towards details that would bring you down were you not aware of them in advance. In the last third of January make sure not to overextend yourself or others. Instead, perceive your gut feeling and weigh up whether it is realistic to follow it.
Cancer: In the first third of January let yourself be guided by your intuition. Jupiter continues to stand at your side and you now may meet someone who will be a big help for your future spiritual development. In the second third of the month it comes to consolidation and taking responsibility for your own path. Relax into all which is present in your life now. The last third of the month becomes more colourful again: the stage opens for fun, sports, play and creativity.
Leo: In the first week of January remain calm and confident; it is only a short tension-filled phase. With the New Moon begins an expansive time, particularly for those who learn, communicate, write or are on the go. In the last third of the month creativity and inspiration increase once again, while you leave the well trodden paths and experiment with something new or unusual. Let yourself be inspired by contrasts, because it is precisely all that which is contrary to one’s own expectations and habits that adds spice to life.
Virgo: A truly ground-breaking month. Initially there may be nothing that strikes you as extraordinary, but now the course is set anew. Take up all suggestions that are presented to you, and be curious to find out what wants to be revealed to you. Maybe you meet notable people or books or interlocutors who help you to become wiser and more mature. Particularly in spiritual matters January is trendsetting. On the other hand, in matters of the heart you need equanimity. Encourage yourself and others!
Libra: A challenging month. On the one hand Venus would like to press powerfully ahead and set her sights at new, broader horizons. On the other hand, the contradicting energies of Saturn (structure and order!) and Neptune (no! -dissolving borders and letting go!) make themselves felt. Chiron and Jupiter have a similar effect and don’t contribute much to increased clarity. Your ally is Uranus asking you to become active – not on the beaten track, but new, different, with joy and a pioneering spirit.
Scorpio: Mars governs the events during this month. Find creative ways to express your energy powerfully. Now you can also conquer new spiritual territory and will be furthered a great deal by discussions. Nevertheless, this works out only if for you it is a matter of finding out the truth and not about coming out as a winner. Remain open and leave others to their own truth, even if you consider it a mistake. In January, silence and meditation form an important counterweight to too much activism.
Sagittarius: Interesting influences! Venus in your sign wants contact, cooperation, commitment and beauty. She wants everyone to feel comfortable and will initiate concrete steps in association with Saturn. Just so that things do not become dull, Neptune sees to it that things get out of hand repeatedly. However, with Jupiter in Virgo everything will still remain somewhat in balance and will even be a lot of fun. However, in the second half of the month your own claims could overstrain you. Remain optimistic!
Capricorn: In January you will be once again the focus of Uranus-Pluto. Fortunately, you’ve got quite a few years of practise in dealing with the substantial tensions and know how to get safely through times of upheaval. Jupiter will show you now that a good dose of humility does not make you a loser but will give you the necessary diligence and clear view of the situation. Saturn will again and again remind you to listen to the voice of your heart that helps you find your way with patience, confidence and humour.
Aquarius: Use the beginning of the month to formulate projects for yourself, to address them while talking with others or to get them off the ground. Most of all prepare yourself mentally. Specific steps will only be possible in February or March, so don’t worry if it does not immediately get to the point. In the meantime perfect your plans by collecting information and discussing them with others. Seek out allies, friends, and like-minded people and prepare everything so that you can become swiftly active when the time is ripe.
Pisces: Open yourself to love and beauty instead of making yourself inaccessible. With Chiron you have a strong need of protection and the tendency to withdraw much too fast. But if you wait a little longer you will notice that nothing more is required than to accept what people would like to give to you. If it is too difficult with people, allow nature to endow you while going for a walk, or move with beautiful music and allow the sounds to caress your body and soul. This will be easier during the second half of the month.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de