January 2013 – A Swing of Emotions

Important energies for the month of January 2013:

  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Capricorn occurs on January 11, 2013;
  • Full Moon with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo occurs on January 26, 2013;
  • Jupiter in Gemini turns stationary direct on January 30, 2013

A Swing of Emotions

By Misty Kuceris ©2012

As the month of January 2013 begins, you find your emotions vacillating between confidence and caution. One minute you feel like you can conquer the world; the next minute you feel as if you need to hold on to the world.

The new year has barely begun and Mercury forms a sextile to Neptune on January 1st. You could take time and think about your dreams and what those dreams mean about your future plans. You could just enjoy the moment without giving any thought to actual plans.

On January 3rd, you may feel a bit anxious as Mercury forms a square to Uranus and Venus forms an opposition to Ceres retrograde. You want to be open to new ideas, but you don’t want other people to tell you what to do. You want to take risks but you don’t want to lose things that are important to you. You want to be nurtured, but you may feel separated from others right now. You may feel that they don’t really understand you. It’s important not to let anxiety control you right now. If you need to take actions on your own, don’t resent other people for not helping you. They may not be helping because you’ve forgotten to ask for their help.

You’re feeling more optimistic on January 4th as Mars forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde and Mercury forms a sextile to Chiron. With Mars forming the trine to Jupiter retrograde, you have more energy to achieve things. You are willing to move forward in a new direction. With Mercury forming the sextile to Chiron, you feel like you can do anything. You’re able to hear what other people mean when you communicate with them. You’re able to find ways to negotiate matters with the least harm to everyone involved.

You may have moved a little too quickly on January 4th when your optimism was so high. Now with Mercury forming a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde on January 5th, you need to make some adjustments in your plans. This is not actually a bad thing. Going back and re-evaluating everything can increase your chance of success. Reviewing legal matters can improve your long-term goals. And, this is a good day for reviewing your commitments with other people, especially your business commitments.

January 6th is going to be an interesting day. Mercury forms a conjunction to Pluto in the morning hours, EST, and a sextile to Saturn in the early evening hours, EST. This can kick off the energy of sextile that occurred between Saturn and Pluto on December 26, 2012.

When Mercury forms a conjunction to Pluto and a sextile to Saturn, you find it easier to focus on matters in your life. The conjunction to Pluto enables you focus while the sextile to Saturn enables you to organize your thoughts. The fact that Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception makes it easier.

Spiritually, both Saturn and Pluto deal with the earth and the riches that are brought up from the earth. This means that you can pull up subconscious thoughts and bring them to your conscious reality. You can rid your mind of fears that are getting in the way of your success. Or, if you can’t rid yourself of those fears, you have a new perspective on them. You see the fears as a way of measuring the steps you need to take in order to succeed. You may have difficulty communicating with other people right now because your thoughts are so intense. You’re better off jotting down your ideas and concepts and discussing them with other people at a later date.

Perhaps January 6th was too much of an intense day for you because today, on January 7th, when Mars forms a square to Saturn, you feel exhausted. Things are not moving as quickly as you want them too. Even other people around you are behaving in a sluggish manner. Actually, this is not a bad thing because you need to take the information you gathered yesterday and let it simmer in your conscious mind. You need to own that new information before you can totally incorporate it in your life.

Venus enters the sign of Capricorn on January 8, 2013, and you can feel the need to increase economic security in your life. Venus, the planet of love and affection, becomes more practical in this sign. Suddenly your focus is on work and organization. Conservative approaches are more important. But you need to be careful when Venus is in Capricorn not to neglect your family for work. There tends to be a misguided notion, when Venus is in Capricorn, that providing security for your family and spending more time at work, brings more joy into their lives. However, family members often resent the fact that you are too busy with business to pay attention to them.

Perhaps one of the good things is that Neptune is at an early degree of Pisces. This means that when a personal planet enters a new sign, it often makes an aspect to Neptune within a day or two of entering that new sign. On January 10th, two days after Venus entered the sign of Capricorn, it forms a sextile to Neptune. This softens the impact of Venus in Capricorn. Although you are still concerned about providing security for your family, you want to make certain that their needs are not being ignored. The same is true for you personally. As you seek to increase your security, you still want to make certain that your dreams are being fulfilled. Just be careful not to chase after illusions as you are seeking the fill the balance between your dreams and your need for security.

As the new Moon occurs on January 11th, you feel you need to work hard for financial security. There is a strong emphasis of Capricorn with this new Moon chart. Not only are both the Sun and Moon in Capricorn but also Mercury, Venus, and Pluto. Plus, with the new Moon forming a quincunx to Ceres retrograde, you may feel that you can’t compromise on your values. So, you may feel that you need to implement strict measures in your life to provide for financial security. You may feel that you have to take care of your family by spending more time at work and less time with them. This could lead to feelings that you’re not being very nurturing. Or, it could lead to feelings that others aren’t fully supporting you.

January 12th will be a very difficult day for relationships as Venus forms a square to Uranus. If you’ve been having difficulties with people in your life, it may be time to let go of these difficult relationships. This could also be a very difficult day financially. The stock market will be very erratic.

January 13th continues to be another difficult day as Mercury forms a quincunx to Ceres retrograde. Communications are very difficult today. People may not be willing to listen to your plans. They may feel that you are taking things too seriously. Or, they may feel that you are so focused on your plans that you’re not willing to listen to them. Try to spend more time listening to other people so you can understand their concerns. That may help you get your concepts across later.

January 14th is going to be an interesting day. Venus forms a sextile to Chiron and later a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. Meanwhile, Chiron forms a square to Jupiter retrograde later in the day. There is definitely a synastry going on between Venus, Chiron, and Jupiter retrograde.

When Venus first forms the sextile to Chiron, there is a desire to try and resolve problems. But as the day goes on and Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde, you may realize that solving the problem is not as easy as you thought. Other people have their own ideas and they may not be willing to listen to your concepts.

With Chiron forming a square to Jupiter later in the day, it becomes obvious that if you rush into any situation too quickly, you could actual do more harm than good. You may insult that other individual. Or, you may find that there are some unexpected legal matters that need to be resolved. So, be careful with any legal negotiations which involved money. And, also be careful if you have to take any long-distance trips.

On January 6th, Mercury formed a conjunction to Pluto and a sextile to Saturn. Now, on January 16th and 17th, Venus will form a conjunction to Pluto and a sextile to Saturn. Again, events surrounding December 26th will once again be important in your life.

When Mercury formed aspects to Pluto and Saturn, you were able to pull things up from your subconscious mind so you could solve long-term problems. Now, with Venus forming aspects to Pluto and Saturn, you are able to see just how important you are. Your charisma is high. Other people are listening to your concepts. If you need to negotiate any important deals, now is the time period. It’s even possible that you meet someone who will become an important person in your life, either romantically or professionally.

As Mercury and the Sun enter the sign of Aquarius on January 19th, there is hope that you can resolve problems. Both will soon form a trine to Jupiter retrograde and later a square to Saturn. You may be more open to new ideas and concepts. You may feel that leaving some things behind is a good thing. And, you may decide that some of your old ideas from the past just aren’t as important right now.

Although the public inauguration for President Barack Obama is on January 21, 2013, the official inauguration day is Sunday, January 20, 2013, no later than 12 pm. According to the US Constitution, the President needs to be inaugurated at this time or the country will not have a legal president. On January 20th, Mars forms a trine to Ceres retrograde. This could indicate that there’s an underlying desire to find a way to compromise so that problems can be resolved. Also, the Moon forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node indicating that events from the past must be addressed if everyone is to move forward.

There seems to be excitement on January 22nd as Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus and a trine to Jupiter retrograde. Your mind is wide open to new possibilities. You are willing to see things from a different perspective. You can see the grand scheme of things. Because you can see the grand scheme of things, you may not be following a logical sequence in your thought process. However, don’t let that stop you from coming up with new ideas. Perhaps the details aren’t as important right now.

January 25th could be a difficult day if you let the energy of Venus forming a quincunx to Ceres retrograde and Mercury forming a square to Saturn put up barriers which prevent you from listening to other people and developing compromise. There is a sense that you need to fight for your beliefs. But, if you get entrenched in your thoughts, you won’t be open to other ideas. If you’re not willing to make changes at this time in your life, at least pull back and think about the different concepts that are being introduced right now.

Even though January 25th may have been a difficult day, there is still a sense that things can work out on January 26th at the time of the full Moon. The Sun, which is in Aquarius, has just separated from a trine to Jupiter retrograde and the Moon, which is in Leo, has just separated from a sextile to Jupiter retrograde. Things are looking better globally, especially economically. But, at the same time, the full Moon is applying to a square to Saturn. What this means is that it’s important to move slowly right now. While things may look better, changes need to be applied in a careful manner if you don’t want to disrupt your life. The same is true on a global level. Change needs to be applied very slowly.

As the month of January 2013 ends, Jupiter turns direct and Mercury forms a trine to Ceres on January 30th.

Jupiter went retrograde on October 5, 2012. When Jupiter goes retrograde, it becomes more difficult for corporations to introduce new products or services that are appropriately priced. Also, it is more difficult for you to know the right prices of items. Plus, anything that deals with legal matters tends to get delayed or worse, messed up. Any treaties or bail-outs that occurred during this time period didn’t address the issues. As Jupiter turns direct, legal matters can be straightened out. Problems which occurred because of recent treaties signed can be corrected. Or, if they can’t be corrected, the real result of the treaties will be realized.

Personally this is the time period where you get to hear more information on how global events really impact you. You’ll see taxes rise over the next few months. Or, new laws which involve taxes will be announced. Economically, this can be a difficult time for the middle class.

With Mercury forming a trine to Ceres there is hope that solutions will finally be reached that can help people. With Mercury in Aquarius and Ceres retrograde in Gemini, there’s a willingness to communicate. People are open to new ideas. They are willing to think beyond the routine matters.

While the month of January 2013 is a month of emotions swinging in many directions, it’s important to try and find a balance between your feelings or confidence and your feelings of concern. Use the confidence to move forward in a slow, but concise manner. Use the feelings of concern to address areas of your life which are not in balance. By doing so, you’ll be able to find less emotional swings in your life.