January 2024 Let intuition and Healing be your start to the Year

Welcome to January 2024.

And wishing you a very fulfilling and wonderful Year Ahead.

January is a month for:

1.

Doing  Winter Solstice or New Year’s Day journey and magical work about what you want to delete from your life, and what you want to achieve and who you want to become in 2024.

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Responsibly trying up loose ends

3.

Identifying more deeply your karmic call and correct pathway now.

4.

Bringing your intuition to ever deeper focus so as to grow your spiritual realizations and awareness

and

5.

Highlighting the management of your health, including by developing your deeper intuitive awareness and use of alternative techniques.

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Please note that A statement of the exact planet movements in the month of January 2024 is at the foot of this blog post.

You can see all the charts western and Vedic plus the ephemeris and the New Moon and the Full Moon and the Asteroids in the January 2024 page of my Starwheel Astrology website (under the ‘More’ dropdown:

OK, Let’s dive into the details:

Messy start to the month:

January starts with the horribly messy phase of Mars and Mercury Retrograde in the Scorpio to Sagittarius Gandanta zone, with pressures, messes and angry speech, but equally insights and breakthroughs if we can only connect to them and give them space and fit the work in to manifest them.

Mercury Retrograde with Mars and in Gandanta:

Mercury:

As examples of Mercury Retrograde plus Mars messes, I spent a couple of days trying to deal with loss of internet for one of the guest units we have at our Healing Centre, trying to work out what the cause of the problem was, dashing off to the nearby town to buy two new 30 meter internet cables, and crawling round to roof space to find that mice had gnawed through one of the original internet cables and that careless plumbers had damaged a long gash in another internet cable, wrestling with Minitrunking and trying to get the lid on. Very Mercury Retrograde in the Gandanta.

Don’t give way to the potentials for anger or violence that are there.

Of course you can be sure I didn’t lose my temper like most people would with the chaos when Mars conjuncts retrograde Mercury in a Gandanta zone!

Does the Mercury Mars thing get better?

Well, I’d say Mercury energies get better from mid-January onwards:

Mercury starts the month of January Retrograde at 28 Scorpio in the Gandanta in Jyestha Nakshatra.

Mercury goes Direct on 2.1.24 at 28 Scorpio, still in the Gandanta.

The three Gandanta zones are the water to fire sign transition. They are zones of immateriality. They are zones where this world is unsupportive. But great spiritual realizations can come from suffering immaterialness.

Only Vedic astrology knows of the Gandanta zones. I discovering this 28 years ago, when I read one sentence regarding my Moon in 29 deg Pisces:

That Moon in the Gandanta Zone means that ‘Mother will not be there for you’. And that told the whole of my life story in one sentence.

So I had to add Vedic Astrology to my Western Astrology – and you absolutely do need BOTH Western AND Vedic Astrology to avoid saying nonsense and to encompass the vastness!

Gandanta means the ‘knot at the end’ where there is the transition from water to fire sign: the transformative energy of fire clashes ill with the fluidity of water.

These three Gandanta zones are dissolution: they are a turbulent energy area for unique deep-rooted karmic issues to arise. They are the destruction of the material – but note that they can be ripe for really major life shifts and spiritual awakenings.

Note that Mercury is square Neptune at the beginning of the month.

This isn’t an easy energy because Neptune can drain Mercury.

Neptune and Mercury can create delusionary plans.

They can combine to lure us into telling lies.

But these two planets can also combine to gift us abundant imagination, the power of sympathetic or compassionate thinking, intuitive thought, the grasp of the most subtle and attenuated correlations and relationships, the preservation of idealism, presentiments, spiritual or mental cognition, the desire to map things out in advance, longing for regions afar, spiritual relationships and connections arising between people.

Mercury Retrograde times are times when Mercury appears to move backward in the sky. This happens three or four times a year. The period lasts around 24 days. It sends a problematic energy to your thoughts and communications. There’s confusion, anxiety, disagreements, technology and IT breakdowns, travel delays and postal problems. It’s a bad time for business negotiations, truth and accuracy. It can be good for memories.

Note that there’s actually three phases to a Mercury Retrograde period:

Mercury travels: Direct, Retrograde, and then Direct again – each time over the same degrees called the retrograde zone.

The most messy and intense and risky times are the few days on either side of the exact retrograde and direct stations.

In the month of January 2024 Mercury makes the following planetary movements:

Mercury enters Sagittarius in Mula Nakshatra on 8.1.24, still in the Gandanta.

Mercury leaves the Gandanta on 11.1.24.

Mercury enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 20.1.24, ruled by Venus.

Mercury is conjunct Mars through the days around 26th January

Mercury ends January at 26 Sagittarius.

Mercury in Sagittarius is wise and good-thinking, original and abundant.

Mars:

Mars starts the month of January at 3 Sagittarius in Mula Nakshatra, having just left the Scorpio-Sagittarius Gandanta.

Mars enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 15.1.24, ruled by Venus.

And Mars ends the month at 26 Sagittarius.

Remember, Mars in Sagittarius is a cheerful expansive energy, it can jump at opportunities and go for spiritual knowledge.

Ketu South Node of the Moon:

HEALING

Ketu South Node has been transiting Virgo since October 30the 2023.

A key task is to deal positively with the critical nature of Virgo. I have noted people with planets in Virgo coming out with more and more critical speech since then.

With Ketu transiting Virgo, it’s a necessary time for people with key Virgo planets to do Past Lives work and healing and Ancestry work.

Do you know how to spiritualize Virgo?

With Ketu transiting in Vigo you must survey what are your healing needs now – and bring in new healing methods, usually of a holistic or organic type of healing.

But also it’s an ideal time to start a new diet – one that is really right for your body and your body rhythms.

And in addition it’s such a good time to do work to enhance your intuition (and to combine that with Healing). The is because Rahu is in Pisces:

Rahu North Node in Pisces:

With Rahu in Pisces, the highest demand is for us to use our intuition a lot more fully.

AND also note that Rahu in in the Gandanta Now – the zone of immateriality that can open us to the God-realm.

The energy of the two nodes combined in their two new signs, is for each of us to become more the Intuitive Healer.

Rahu always retrograde is closing steadily on Chiron the Wounded Healer. Such an important opportunity. Really check out the nature of the key Wounds you have been carrying and what they do to you. Check out your Healing needs and ambitions, and intuitively survey the methods you are using, if necessary changing them.

Rahu ends January at 25 deg Pisces. Chiron ends the month at 22 deg Pisces, in Revati Nakshatra. The Rahu – Chiron conjunction gets stronger and stronger.

Neptune:

I would highlight Neptune next.

Neptune is at 1 deg Pisces. Neptune went Direct on 6th December. The energy for visions is getting stronger.

Now is such a good time to do vision work. Vision work can bring such helpful life-lasting gifts and it really does help.

With Mercury in the Gandanta in the first half of January, this adds to Rahu and Chiron and also Neptune – all three in Pisces, for intuitive and visionary insights and breakthroughs!

Note that Mercury is square Neptune at the beginning of the month.

Note that Venus is square Neptune from around January 14th to 20th and that the Venus – Neptune energy encompasses and includes the absolute ideal in love.

Shamanic Healings can go very well at this time. I loved doing a couple of Shamanic Intrusion Healings at this time. Find your Angel. Find your Power Animal.

Also within the area of vision work, I teach the spirituality of the ancient Norse (and the spirituality of the ancient Irish as well – my mother’s ancestry come from Galway on the West Coast of Connemara, my Father’s from the Southern Baltic and arctic Russia) – see my Druid Forest School website: https://druidforestschool.com/

It can be so healing and empower to meet the deities of our ancient ancestors, and the deities of former cultures like the ancient Greeks, the Minoans and of course the Shamanic sense of the Divine.

Saturn

The time has come to mention Saturn.

Saturn transits from 9 to 12 deg Aquarius in 2024 in Shatabishak Nakshatra.

Saturn transits in Aquarius, which is one of the two signs that Saturn rules, all of 2024!

Saturn is thus a powerful and inescapable energy in January – and in all 2024.

Saturn aspects Aquarius and Leo especially, but also Aries, Sagittarius, Scorpio and Taurus. Check out where Saturn is casting an aspect on a planet of yours.

What is the energy of that planet of yours? How does Saturn’s aspect alter the way you manifest and understand it?


What is the life-area of the House in your chart that is the sign that Saturn is aspecting?

Do you have one of your nata planets in a Saturn-ruled Nakshatra?

Saturn is Lord of Karma.

Saturn makes key demands on us as our life unfolds.

If we don’t meet Saturn’s karmic demands, if we don’t even know what they are, then we suffer. The Divine purpose of the suffering we feel is to alert us to the fact that we are behaving wrongly or walking the wrong path for our life-purpose or destiny.

We must do the work that Saturn demands.

And if we are diligent and hard-working about our karmic tasks and demands in this life, then we will experience strength and dignity and peace, and receive rewards of Golden Reaping which is the gift of Saturn.  

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Sun:

Sun moves from 16 Sagittarius at the start of the month.

Sun enters Capricorn 15.1.24.

And Sun ends the month at 16 Capricorn.

Note that Sun develops some powerful extra dimensions in January:


Sun is square the Nodal axis exact on 11.1.2024.

Sun and Pluto are conjunct exact on 20.1.2024!

Moon:


New Moon
is at 11.57 on 11.1.24 in Sligo, Ireland:

Sun and Moon at 26 Sagittarius in PurvaAshadha Nakshatra

Look out for my blog post and video.

Full Moon is at 17:54 on 25.1.24 in Sligo Ireland:

Moon at 11 Cancer in Pushyami Nakshatra

Sun at 11 11 Capricorn in Sravana Nakshatra

Look out for my blog post and video.

Moon transits Ketu South Node – increase your spiritual insights and intuitions:

Do watch out for the days around January 2nd and January 30th.

These are the two days in January 2024 when the Moon transits across Ketu in the heavens.

You will likely feel very sensitive and emotional with mood swings, but positively this will increase your spiritual insights and intuitions.

Venus:

Venus starts the month at 9 Scorpio in Anuradha Nakshatra.

Venus enters Jyestha Nakshatra 8.1.24 at 17 Scorpio.

Venus enters the Gandanta 17.1.24.

Venus enters Sagittarius 19.1.24 in Mula Nakshatra.

Venus leaves the Gandanta on 21.1.24.

Venus enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 29.1.23. This Nakshatra is ruled by Venus.

Venus ends January at 17 Sagittarius.

Note that Venus starts January in square aspect to Saturn. Saturn square Venus can curb Venus’ loving expression – but this is weakening by January 8th.

Venus moves into a square with Lilith by 5th January, so the contents of our often-unacknowledged shadow side and unconscious can develop a presence in our expression of love and art.

Venus in Scorpio is a passionate expressive energy but is fraught with discord. It’s complicated, possessive, jealous and intense. But noting this, and growing spiritually through this, brings us needed spiritual enhancement.

Sagittarius Venus energy is romantic, soothing and visionary, but note that it can be so pleasure-demanding, so self-justifying, so imperial.

Venus moves into a square to Neptune starting around 14th January, exact 19th January, and  ending around 24th January. The Venus-Neptune combination energy can encompass the utter ideal in love.

OK here is the summary timetable of planet movements in January 2024:

Planets positions using the Sidereal Zodiac:

Sun:

Sun moves from 16 Sagittarius.

Sun enters Capricorn 15.1.24.

Sun ends the month at 16 Capricorn,

Moon:


New Moon
is at 11.57 on 11.1.24 in Sligo, Ireland:

Sun and Moon at 26 Sagittarius in PurvaAshadha Nakshatra

Full Moon is at 17:54 on 25.1.24 in Sligo Ireland:

Moon at 11 Cancer in Pushyami Nakshatra

Sun at 11 11 Capricorn in Sravana Nakshatra

Mercury:

Mercury starts the month Retrograde at 28 Scorpio in the Gandanta in Jyestha Nakshatra.

Mercury goes Direct on 2.1.24 at 28 Scorpio, still in the Gandanta.

Mercury enters Sagittarius in Mula Nakshatra on 8.1.24, still in the Gandanta.

Mercury leaves the Gandanta on 11.1.24.

Mercury enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 20.1.24.

Mercury ends January at 26 Sagittarius.

Venus:

Venus starts the month at 9 Scorpio in Anuradha Nakshatra.

Venus enters Jyestha Nakshatra 8.1.24 at 17 Scorpio.

Venus enters the Gandanta 17.1.24.

Venus enters Sagittarius 19.1.24 in Mula Nakshatra.

Venus leaves the Gandanta on 21.1.24.

Venus enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 29.1.23.

Venus ends January at 17 Sagittarius.


Mars:

Mars starts the month at 3 Sagittarius in Mula Nakshatra.

Mars enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra 15.1.24

Mars ends the month at 26 Sagittarius.


Jupiter:

Jupiter transits from 11 to 13 deg Aries in Ashwini Nakshatra in January 2024.

Saturn:

Saturn transits from 9 to 12 deg Aquarius in 2024 in Shatabishak Nakshatra.


Uranus:

Uranus starts January 2024 retrograde at 25 Aries in Bharani Nakshatra.

Uranus turns Direct at 24 deg Aries on 27th January 2024.

Uranus ends the month at 24 Aries.


Neptune:

Neptune starts January 2024 at 0 deg 53 Pisces in PurvaBhadra Nakshatra.

Neptune ends January 2024 at 1 deg 35 Pisces.


Pluto:

Pluto starts January 2024 at 5 deg Capricorn in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra.

Pluto ends the month at 6 deg Capricorn.

Nodes of the Moon:
Rahu North Node
retrogrades from 26 deg 39 Pisces to 25 Pisces in Revati Nakshatra.

Ketu South Node retrogrades from 26 deg 30 Virgo to 25 Virgo in Chitra Nakshatra.

Chiron

Chiron starts January 2024 at 21 deg Pisces.

Chiron ends the month at 22 Pisces.

Asteroids at start and end of month: sidereal zodiac:

1.1.24:

Ceres 22 Scorpio

Pallas 226 Libra

Juno 29 Leo

Vesta 9 Gemini

Black Moon Lilith 15 Leo

1.2.24:

Ceres 4 Sagittarius

Pallas 7 Scorpio

Juno 29 Leo

Vesta 3 Gemini

Lilith Black Moon 19 Leo

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