It’s an extraordinary — and rather difficult — start to 2016. But amidst the tumultuous energies there are some strong positives.
Here’s the gen.
Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, then from January 8th, in Capricorn . The time calls for rethinking and practical reassessment.
Mars is in Scorpio, his own sign. The planet of physical energy, libido and aggression, is especially strong here. The quality of Mars in Scorpio is active focus. This is about cutting out the cancers, honing in on what’s necessary. You can see it might work well with Mercury Retrograde. Check where Mars will be in your own chart. It’s important this year, because Mars will be spending a long time in Scorpio.
This theme of focus is further enhanced by the Sun conjoining Pluto, Scorpio’s other ruler, this week — exactly tomorrow (Jan 6). This is a moment for truth and, again, cutting through the cr*p.
In the following days, the Sun will make a sextile to Chiron, the wounded healer, which means these energies will be working dynamically together. Pluto is in his way a healer, too (among other things). But Pluto heals buy getting rid, expulsion, elimination, and surgery. The Sun activates the dynamic energy of Chiron and Pluto. This suggests pain, yes, and possibly an actual wounding — but potentially finding the truth through pain and wounding. This is not about stitching closed the wound but about digging around and fishing out the maggots. It’s about cleaning the wound.
Of course, this all depends on where this action is happening in your chart, but take a look at Pisces in your chart. If you have any planets in mutable signs — Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius or Gemini around 17°, this energy may be highly activated. Also, for Cancer-Capricorn, the energy can be positively accessed.
Meanwhile, Jupiter is stationing at 23° Virgo — which is a sign associated with healing also. And the Lord of Expansion props open the gateway of the North Node. The South Node is in Pisces gradually approaching Chiron — although the two will not meet for some time. The Nodes are turning points, destiny points — and Jupiter will be next to the North Node for much of this season. This suggests a tremendous build-up of energy about to burst through to a new beginning — but not yet.
We are in the healing and planning phase. We are at a moment of trying to figure out exactly what needs fixing, and cutting out what is no longer necessary. The New Moon on January 10 is a good time to get rid of something real — like that old hatstand blocking the hall. You need your exits and entrances cleared for 2016.