Pallas moves into Aries on January 10th and brings out the warrior in all women. The Pallas symbol is a spear and we may see women donning their spears high ready for attack when Pallas forms a conjunction with Uranus, the planet of surprises on January 29th. The next day Jupiter turns direct. Pluto and Saturn have been acting like the wonder twins (circa 1970’s super friends). They have been locking rings together and sending down their superpowers on Jupiter throughout December 2012. Saturn in Scorpio has been providing lessons on power and ‘shared’ resources and Pluto in Capricorn has been transforming institution and the status quo. Jupiter, who in mythology was the father of all humanity, moves forward in Gemini, so we may find out what he has to say about all of this. Pallas and Jupiter will be sextile exactly on February 1st, so we may see feminine power and humanity join forces in some way with a response.
The planet Venus moves into Capricorn on January 8th making us cautious, reserved, practical and committed. But just because our passions are cooled does not mean we can’t be romantic when Venus sextiles Neptune on January 10th. By the 12th, Venus will square Uranus bringing up some surprising tension and by the 16th, Saturn, Juno and Vesta will be locked into a Yod, also called the finger of God. We are being pushed into deep transformation around our traditional approach to love, sex and marriage. With the focal point on Vesta in Gemini, the focus will be on deep, intimate and sometimes uncomfortable conversations about these topics. Vesta is not very traditional when it comes to sex, so this can go one of two ways… sexual healing (imagine reading passages of Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes to generate conversation) or sexual hang-up (imagine watching the movie Bliss in uncomfortable silence). Also on the 12th, Juno be conjunct Venus and Pluto (that’s a strong mix of marriage, love and power), adding to the deep transformations or simmering jealousies.
|Pallas in your solar 1st house of self brings out the warrior woman in your already warrior nature. You may be leading the pack and the first to raise her spear. By the 26th the patterns start to emerge. January 30th may find you bellowing an insightful banshee call to your followers. Mars and Mercury in your 11th house of friends will give you their support.
|You’ve got the money-making formula, Taurus. This may have been causing you lots of stress, but with Mars and Mercury in your 10th house of career, there is no need to worry. An exotic trip away and some vacation passion may unlock the money-making key. It may not be who you expect; it might not be the sexy Latin lover who you lock eyes with under the exotic palm trees; but the friends you brought with you that you are now seeing with new eyes.
|Have you been feeling like you’re in the school of hard knocks lately, Gemini? Well, higher learning is certainly on the agenda. The deeper you understand yourself, the clearer you become about humanity. Your hopes and dreams and your career aspirations have been changing and now you are starting to see your role. Share the love Gemini, share the power.
|Love and intimacy have been the highlights – and they have all been oh, so foggy! Don’t worry Cancer, this is all for the best. If nothing seems like fun anymore, Cancer, at least you know you’ve got your career. Pallas moving forward in your 10th house of career will give you the energy, but you are going to have to listen deeply to your intuition.
|Relationships are on your mind, Leo. Mercury will make you want to talk about it, but Mars can cause some disruption. Lean on your friends. They are glad to help and will be able to help you see the patterns. Work captures your passions this month, just be sure not to go overboard.
|You’re in your element this month, Virgo. While you are being of service, your favorite thing to do, you might find love. Working with your community is never a chore to you, and this time it might push you into the limelight. A lovely sextile between Venus in your 5th house of romance and Neptune in the 7th house of relationships, gives you a very romantic day indeed on January 10th.
|Your duty and responsibility to your family are being challenged, Libra. You’re the one holding on. Saturn is adding to the tension in your 2nd house of income. Can you afford it? It’s hard to believe that answers will come with a trip overseas or a trip down the halls of higher learning, but they will.
|If you’ve been feeling the tension with shared resources, it could be with money or intimacy with your honey or with that darn inheritance settlement. Things will move forward by the end of this month. There will be lots of action and communication when it comes to family and your foundations.
|Your partnerships have been in sharp focus for the last little while, Sagittarius. Unconscious material and your sense of self worth have been bearing down hard on the matter. With Vesta going direct on the 26th, those relationship patterns will become clear. Just how much space you need to be yourself may have been the issue. Mars and Mercury in the 3rdhouse of communication will help you to better express what’s going on.
|Hard work and money are the focus for you, Capricorn. Your relationship to how you see yourself and your relationship to money and work may be changing. Mercury and Mars in your 2ndhouse of income will give you the drive to go after what’s yours.
|It’s your month, Aquarius! You have lots of ideas and energy. Venus and Pluto are conjunct in your 12th house of secrets this month and with Vesta in your 5thhouse of romance, could bring the chance of a very unusual arrangement to your love life. Unusual is nothing new to you Aquarius… make sure that everyone else is on the same page.
|January has you laying low. It’s the month before your birthday, the Sun and Mars has you slowing down and Mercury has you in deep and sometimes unconscious contemplation. Pluto and Venus will join each other in your 11th house of friends. Vesta and Jupiter are in your 4th house of friends and family, so what you come out with on the other side may be some deep changes to your friendships and to your foundations.