Horoscope: January 7th - 13th, 2019
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
Highlighted Aspects for This Week
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.
MON: Venus enters Sagittarius
TUE: Mercury square Mars
WED: Jupiter sesquiquadrate Uranus
FRI: Sun conjunct Pluto
SAT: Venus semisquare Pluto
SUN: Sun square Eris, Mercury conjunct Saturn, Jupiter square Neptune
MANY OLD SYSTEMS are proving to be insufficient for the requirements of the new energetic landscape we are traversing. As we move into higher frequencies, "the wheels come off" those vehicles that cannot adapt, that were created from outdated blueprints and must be torn down and rebuilt.
This is the process of the Saturn-Pluto alignment in Capricorn, which was activated with yesterday's Solar Eclipse. This influence continues to work with us throughout this year and next, and will be especially potent in April 2019 and January 2020.
(I'll be talking more about this influence in my webinar on January 15 -- please see the bottom of this page.)
SOME SURPRISES are in store this week, as well as an amplification of a few issues that we are already aware of. On Tuesday, the war of words escalates when Mercury in Capricorn is square Mars in Aries. There is very little patience available at this time, so it will take some cool heads to prevail if any progress is to be made.
On Wednesday, Jupiter is in hard aspect (sesquiquadrate) to Uranus. While this is not considered a major aspect, it carries more significance when it involves two of the outer planets. Since Uranus always plays a wild card, this is where our surprises are likely to come from. Jupiter in Sagittarius magnifies our belief in "right" and "wrong," while Uranus in Aries activates the rebellious "I don't care what you think" response.
THE CAPRICORN SUN aligns with Pluto very early on Friday, which means we'll start to feel the effects of their rendezvous on Thursday. In spite of being categorized as a dwarf planet, Pluto can pack a punch, and when it aligns with the Sun, we can anticipate heightened maneuvering and manipulations. We will see power and authority being both used and abused with this alignment -- the best of humanity's potentials as well as its worst.
On a psychological level, Pluto can reveal what has been hidden, bringing it forward into our awareness. In essence, it reveals those unconscious patterns that are the root cause of our disempowerment -- those ways in which we routinely give away our power instead of embodying it ourselves. As we become conscious of these patterns, Pluto then provides the determination needed to uproot and purge them.
THREE SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS are exact next Sunday, with varying degrees of impact. In the early morning, the Sun is square Eris, the goddess of discord. While this is not a long-term influence, it can inspire some over-the-top responses, especially if we have been dissatisfied for a while and not fully expressed our feelings. For some, it will add an extra level of urgency to their fight against the status quo.
But at the same time, Mercury and Saturn are aligned in responsible and disciplined Capricorn. This planetary joining can affect us in a couple of ways. On the one hand, it can help us successfully harness our mental capacity, enabling us to focus on an important goal. But it can also be too restrictive, activating the inner critic that expects us not only to do well, but to get an A-plus.
A LONGER-TERM INFLUENCE also perfects on Sunday – Jupiter is square Neptune for the first time, an aspect that will recur on June 16 and September 21. These two planets were in a harmonious trine aspect in 2018, which provided support for us to grow in our capacity for compassion and understanding. Now, the two planets are in challenging aspect – still supporting our spiritual and creative expansion, but actively poking at us instead of sitting back and offering us a comfy chair, if we would care to sit.
Jupiter in Sagittarius asks us to explore what is most meaningful in our lives, what we truly believe in, and what gives us hope. But Neptune, being a transpersonal planet, wants us to put our faith not in the mental constructs of this third-dimensional reality, but in the qualities of Spirit. Neptune in Pisces asks us to let go of any beliefs that separate us from each other, making peace and oneness the highest priority.
As these two planets square off this week and throughout the next nine months, we will be asking ourselves these deeply important questions. We will be challenged by life experience to question any beliefs or laws that embrace some people but keep others arm’s distance – or farther – away.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You are in the midst of a highly transformational time in your life, one that will alter your self-concept and shift how you perceive your purpose. At the same time, the universe is asking you to gain more clarity about what is possible, and what goals are unrealistic and should be discarded at this time. Pay close attention to your inner voice of reason, and always align your intentions and actions with your highest integrity. This will enable you to embrace this time of metamorphosis rather than fearing it or pushing it away.
About the Author
The Two-Year Journey 2019-2020
Phase I: Into the Heart: Astrological Guidance for January through June 2019
With Pam Younghans
Airing LIVE on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 -- 4 p.m. PST, 5 p.m. MST, 6 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. EST
To register: https://pamjan2019update.eventbrite.com
As we enter 2019, we begin a powerful two-year evolutionary journey that will have great impact on both our inner and our outer worlds. Phase I of this sojourn, which I am calling “Into the Heart,” will take us from January through June 2019. During these months, our planetary guides will be pouring light on the path of the Divine Heart. As we attune our inner eyes to that luminessence, we also become aware of the music of the Heart, allowing the frequencies of cosmic light and sound to entrain our own energy.
Two eclipses in January provide the fanfare to start us on our journey. These eclipses, especially the SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21, will serve to shift our attention in powerful ways. Another highlight of the first half of 2019 is on March 6, when Uranus re-crosses the threshold into Taurus. When Uranus first entered Taurus in May 2018, the Earth responded volcanically – leaving us conjecturing what we can expect for this second crossing.
But the most potent time within this six-month period is likely to be in April and May, when a dance between Pluto, Saturn, and the karmic South Node brings society face-to-face with its materialistic tendencies, as a mechanism to catapult us into a more heart-centered future.
In this 90-minute webinar, I will begin by providing more details about this two-year journey that begins in January 2019 and completes in December 2020. I will then describe the most significant astrological events of the first six months of the new year, and their potential impact. During the last half of class, I will walk us through each month, providing guidance based on the planetary activity, which includes several powerful Full Moons and some significant retrograde periods.
I hope you can join us! And don’t worry if you can't attend live on January 15 -- the class is recorded, and all registrants receive an email afterward with a link to the replay and the pdf of the slideshow.
Everyone who registers for the webinar will also receive calendars for January through June beforehand. These calendars show all the important astrological events, and will make note-taking easier.
To register: https://pamjan2019update.eventbrite.com
Class fee is $33. Payment options and registration may be handled online or by check to Elsie Kerns, 2007 Rabbit Run Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053.