Mars direct in Gemini 12th January and all Planets direct from the 22nd of January 2023. Your Wings are Ready!
Slowly but surely, we are emerging from our cocoons, just as the Butterfly emerges from the cocoon, we too are transitioning into a new emerging era into the light as we have been deeply transformed.
Mars in Gemini is the first of three planets still retrograde to turn direct on the 12th of January at 8 degrees, followed by Mercury in Capricorn on the 18th and lastly Uranus in Taurus on the 22nd of January. From the 22nd of January onward all Planets will be in direct motion, the first and only time this year until the 20th of April 2023.
Opening up a great window of opportunity for new beginnings, a phase that will see great shifts as both Saturn and Pluto change signs in March and on the 20th of April we will have the first Solar eclipse of the year in the sign of the courageously pioneering Aries. It will also be the first eclipse in Aries since 2004/5 which will be nothing short of a quantum leap.
It’s everything we need to take flight, with renewed optimism, energy and joy, since Mars in Gemini has spent the past ten weeks in retrograde, from the 30th of October 2022. Which is an unusually long time in retrograde motion, helping us to redirect our energies and redefine our desires, goals and where our true motivation lies, as well as understanding and healing the root cause of some of our deeply buried anger.
When a Planet stations direct, its at its most powerful and has concentrated energy of that sign and Planet. Mars direct, can give us a burst of energy, courage and determination to take action. However,we will need to harness the energy and give it focus and direction otherwise we can possibly feel impulsive and quick to anger.
When Mercury turns direct on the 18th of January we will be able to move ahead with greater clarity and take full advantage of the exceptional energies available as the missing part of the puzzle begins to fall into place. On this day the Sun in Capricorn is exactly conjunct Pluto, expect revelations from your subconscious mind that suddenly become clear helping you to move forward more empowered than before.
However, until then these energies can also feel highly strung as Mercury retrograde is putting the brakes temporarily onto these powerful energies and trying to get your attention. Use and harness the energies to finalize your plans and get clear about the direction you need to go in. What is the missing part of the puzzle you need to find as you prepare to break free and take flight ?
Prepare for complete liberation on the 21/22nd of January when Uranus in Taurus turns direct at the same time as the New Moon in Aquarius, its ruling sign.
Your wings are ready.
To take full flight and soar high, we need at first to release any last baggage that is weighing us down. It’s time to simplify our lives and travel light.
What heaviness do you still need to release so that you can feel lighter and reclaim your joy?
What have you liberated yourself from and what do you need to keep on releasing and letting go in order to move forward?
We may feel we are at a crossroad, a time to make a decisive decision with many options open to us as represented by Mars in Gemini.
The Sun, Mercury and Pluto all in Saturn ruled Capricorn, makes this a time of taking responsibility for communicating our deep inner truth and integrity; our beliefs can no longer be ignored. We have to be committed to living them and expressing them. And to discern to what we want to be focused and committed too, or to what we are no longer prepared to commit. We may suddenly be confronted with the truth of a situation.
Jupiter in the fire sign of Aries makes the coming weeks a wonderful time for new adventures, expanding our horizons, romance and joy.
We can feel a sense of restlessness and the urge for adventure, (re)awakening our sense of wonder. It’s about dreaming and imagining, but also having the courage to chase our dreams.
We can use these energies as a catalyst to initiate change, expansion, more joy and diversity in our lives. Pioneering and daring, you no longer have to wait for permission or validation from others.
Mars direct re-ignites the passion within our souls so that you can prioritize what’s really important to you in your life.
Our dreams are just within reach, we have a real sense now of the infinite possibilities and new horizons that lie ahead of us so that we can create vitality for initiating new cycles of experience and to lose our fear. Letting go of the negative stories that we tell ourselves, limiting our true potential.
Life will begin to move faster, what you have been working so hard for, will begin to take root and show fruition.
The Month of January is all about expanding out of and breaking free from your limitations. Living out your true hearts desires and purpose that are on the other side of fear.
“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else´s hands, but not you.” —Jim Rohn
Article by Vivienne Micallef-Browne
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