JANUARY 23, 2020

Dear Friends,

This is the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat. The Rat year is a year of renewal. Time to be inquisitive. A year to be efficient and practical. Get yourself together and initiate what you want. A year bringing strong vitality.
This goes along with the Astrological energy for this year. We need to be strong and efficient and focused on what we want.
This New Moon in Aquarius is ushering new energy and change. It is square to Uranus in Taurus. Networking with new people that get you in the right place at the right time. Finally, a breakthrough and energy begins to flow. If you have felt stuck this New Moon should do the trick.

A NEW MOON will occur on JANUARY 24, 2020 at 4:41 pm EST at 4 DEGREES AQUARIUS 21 MINUTES.

This is a fixed air sign. This is the sign of the individualist. Approaching life through your intellect. Old molds, old concepts, those things which have outgrown their usefulness, in every area of life, are changed. New ideas, brilliance, and new inventions show us a new way now. Public affairs become more important, as there is an interest in the welfare of others. The house where Aquarius is in your chart is where you are encouraged not to conform. You are no longer limited by conventional boundaries; therefore, you are free to be different, to be inventive, and to be yourself. This is where you can be truly creative, truly unique, or contribute your utmost to humanitarian progress. You must dare to break away from where you have been, to go one step further, and investigate the potentials of tomorrow.
THE DWAD:                   PISCES
Here is where total commitment must be made to proceed with a vision, with what could eventually become a reality. In Pisces, you are encouraged to walk into the unknown, even though there is no proof that what you seek could, or ever will, exist. The experiences met in the house of Pisces are often considered to be “karmic”, in the sense that you are confronted with your past. The power of positive thinking, unselfish love, and a willingness to help when help is needed. Idealistic, spiritual, sensitive, giving, compassionate are all attributes of the sign.
This New Moon in Aquarius is the time of year we make connections and break away from limitations. Uranus is beginning its 8-year transit through Taurus. It is all about waking up to what is important to sustain. Taking care of what we have and letting go of what we don’t need.  Saturn is in Capricorn joined with Pluto so we need to be focused and on target. Venus is joined with Neptune in Pisces reminding us that all that we have is not enjoyed without inner peace. This New Moon is square to Uranus in Taurus bringing some changes and challenges as you make plans for the year.
This is a symbol of the enduring reality which man creates in the over-all ideal he accepts for himself, and of his immortal dependence on the characteristics which have proved their value and hence have their continual re-embodiment in the hearts and minds of one generation after another.   The emphasis here is on the individual as a challenge to the world at large, since the whole of his background mobilizes itself continually to serve him and to facilitate a further refinement of potentialities incarnate in his person. Self ultimately must fulfill itself. The keyword is ANTECEDENCE. When positive, the degree is power through absolute self-integrity, and when negative, sterile conservatism.  “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
Blessings, Brenda
All times are for EST time and when appropriate EDT.