Volume 2, January 2006
Hope your 2006 is off and running and that you had a great Holiday Season.
This is a first in a series of monthly Astrological newsletters.
What’s up this month?
A new Astrology class for beginners started on
The new Pittsburgh Astrology Association, S.P.A.C.E., continues to meet monthly in the South Hills and is scheduled for its 3rd meeting on Saturday, January 21st at . Please note, the time has been changed to instead of . All are welcome, all you need is an interest in Astrology!
What are the planets up to?
certainly started things off with a bang with a New Moon at 10˚ Capricorn
Venus has been traveling retrograde (apparent backward motion) since Christmas Eve and will turn forward again on 2/3. It is the rarest of the planets to travel in such a manner and symbolizes both “rethinking of all relationships” as well as significant delays with income. In general, money and romance should both improve as we get into February.
Mars is traveling in square (at a right angle) to
1/11-13 The Sun approaches and joins up with Venus. This should be a wonderful few day period especially for relationships and for smoothing over any rough edges with loved ones. Money issues are favorable too. It is a good time to decide on a new look, both personally and for your surroundings. Enjoy music now.
1/14 The Moon will be Full at 24˚ Cancer. This is a moody time when we may have to “walk on eggs” a bit being careful not to step on the toes of sensitive ones near us. It is a great time to get in touch with your emotional needs and draw close to your family. Guard against over-sensitivity. Do something nice for yourself. - Call your Mom.
1/20 The Sun enters Aquarius. This should give us quite a lift out of any post-Holiday blues. Aquarius is the Water-Bearer and symbolizes us giving back to the world. It is a time for us to get on with our hopes and wishes and be proud of our uniqueness. This is also a time to wave your rebel flag a bit and make sure you don’t get caught up in other’s melodramas. Individuality is the keyword here.
1/29 The New Moon at 9˚ Aquarius is highlighted this year as it is opposite Saturn traveling at 8˚ Leo! Make no mistake about this one. The co-ruler of Aquarius is Saturn and this time Saturn is getting the upper hand on Aquarius’ natural ruler, Uranus. Translation: Yes, it is time for you to respect your individuality and assert your rights, but don’t be irresponsible about it. Saturn is saying very clearly, “You have a right to your own individuality, yes, but you still are a member of humanity and you have a duty to it too.”
Finally, I am including the Moon Void-of-Course table here as well as on my web site (at http://www.starself.com/rxvoidmoon.html) for all of 2006. This table discloses times when the Moon is “Void”. It is a time period anywhere from a few minutes every few days to several hours where things don’t always go smoothly - the doldrums. A Void period is the time between the Moon making its last aspect (certain geometric angles with the other planets) and the time it enters into the next sign. Traditionally, launching projects during Void times is ill-advised. You just can’t seem to get things going. We’ve all been to events where nothing is happening and you just can’t seem to manufacture energy. These are common for Void times and this whole trend will surprise you once you start monitoring these periods.
All times listed below are Eastern Time and note that sometimes the Moon goes Void on one day only to come out of it on the following day. Don’t panic if you have to start a project during a Void period, but certainly, pay attention to this table and do what you can to schedule events during non-Void periods.
Void table for January
Date Starts Ends
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1/01 - 7:14am
1/03 6:44am - 7:43am
1/05 7:10am - 9:44am
1/07 9:34am - 2:09pm
1/09 1:56pm - 8:58pm
1/11 8:46pm - 5:50am (on the 12th)
1/23 (on the 24th)
Here’s wishing all of you the Best for 2006, may the planets be with you as you find your Starself!
Happy New Year!