January 21st brings a conjunction between Juno and the South Node in Aquarius. Partnership agreements from the past/past life, or agreements that have reached a tipping point, will be emphasized. In the context of Aquarius, you’ll be looking at independence and individuality within a relationship. Insisting on personal freedoms can result in the partnership moving to the next level of integration and mutual pride. Or, it could be time to separate. If a specific partnership isn’t involved, this could also be about your attitude towards freedom and fidelity in a one-on-one context.
January 24th and 25th sees Mercury in Capricorn conjoining Pluto, then making a sextile to Jupiter in Scorpio. Mercury/Pluto digs beneath the rules to reveal the raw truth (or powerful strategy) and Jupiter suggests it can be lucrative and positive. The more you discover/say, the further you go. However, the January 28th square between Mercury and Uranus points to upsetting or shocking results. Truth is not easy and discoveries can be disruptive. This doesn’t mean say nothing or close your eyes (you won’t be able to avoid what’s coming) but do be aware of the potential consequences. Mercury will make a gentle sextile to Chiron in Pisces, so there is a sense of the wound being drained by sharp words.
The Bold Leap
On January 26th, Mars leaps into Sagittarius. Action, anger and initiative will speed up and expand. You can go further with this energy - courage/adventure is increased and so is self-righteousness. Here is an antidote to the mid-winter blahs, plus encouragement to push for a belief. However, there's no guarantee that what you're pushing for will be in your best interests. Mars in Sag also encourages the disregard of consequences.
Juno/South Node in your social sector indicates that public partnerships, or an agreement with a friend, might be issues. You may be looking at a relationship ideal that demands a lot of freedom, and the question will be whether or not you can carry it forward. Friends becoming lovers, or vice versa, might be a theme.
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector suggest a key person (with considerable power) or a conversation that defines your next step. Professional announcements, discussions or documents will have a major impact. If you’re able to make use of secret or shared information, you could benefit. However, the square to Uranus in your sign is a caution to be very selective about what you say publicly. You may feel like laying down some hard truths, but the fallout could hit in unpredictable ways. Too, you may be the recipient of some hard truths that rock your professional world.
Mars into your sector of opportunities energizes travel, education, legal matters, publishing and beliefs. This is the adventure transit - maybe it’s time to move on or reach further. What’s next?
Juno/South Node in your career sector hi-lights a work relationship/agreement. There could be an ending, or redefinition of the partnership’s status. The key will be how this integrates with, or challenges, your attempts to build a home and family that are a source of pride.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of opportunities can point to a powerful statement or discovery, involving travel, legal matters, education or publishing. Information will have a big impact in the moment and the future, as it ripples outwards. The long-term impact will be difficult to predict. A partner can be your source of support, inspiration and guidance.
Mars into your sector of shared resources energizes debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. More action in these areas can lead to passion, simmering anger or restlessness, especially if you or someone you share resources with are feeling constrained. This transit can suggest that someone else is calling the shots. Try to react consciously rather than impulsively.
Juno/South Node in your opportunities sector can see you considering the concept of a relationship agreement. This is big-picture energy, and it may be more about the ideal (freedom, acceptance) than the reality. How does this stack up against your immediate reality? Too, this can indicate a meeting that develops into a partnership (romantic or business) via travel, education or legal issues.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources suggest a tough conversation about finances or intimacy. Too, there could be some uncomfortable psychological breakthroughs. Information will hit suddenly and go deep - there may be some surprising news about what you owe, what your partner has, or what your partner wants. In some cases, you could receive some lucrative financial tips or identify more strategic ways to dig deep and uncover resources. The search for solutions involving work or health will help you out with this one, as surface growth supports changes behind the scenes.
Mars into your relationship sector energizes a partnership. There could be a meeting with someone new, hot and exciting. An existing relationship could be spiced up, or (if there’s existing conflict) anger could be an issue. One person’s urge for more freedom could be the trigger. In some cases, this energy can suggest competition that encourages you to reach beyond your comfort zone.
Juno/South Node in your sector of shared resources can raise issues of independence, or differing approaches to fidelity, in an intimate relationship. The key will be how this works for you - can you move forward to a place where you feel confident and secure, or does this undercut you? Shared finances could be another issue - are you both on the same page regarding who contributes what?
Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector can indicate major conversations about the above. There could be a turning-point discussion that surprises one or both of you. Watch for a change in future goals. Abrupt honesty will be a feature, and while it may shake you up, ultimately it will benefit you to know exactly what the deal is. Too, the surprise could feature some very good news that gives you a reason to celebrate.
Mars into your sector of routine can increase your duties with fast-moving developments. More will be thrown at you, but you should have an increased surge of energy to handle this. Just make sure that you don’t take on too much - it’s important to prioritize and not gloss over the details in your rush to get it all done. Too, there could be a surge of optimism and vitality, as you push ahead with a new exercise or diet routine.
Juno/South Node in your partnership sector can indicate the return of a past relationship, or the culmination of an ongoing relationship scenario. The issue will be whether the above can be developed into something that increases your personal pride and confidence, or whether it’s time to say goodbye. Often, people from the past are catalysts for change, rather than keepers.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of routine suggest a solution, diagnosis or discovery of an error. What’s uncovered can be a good thing, as you lock onto the best strategy for your work and/or domestic life. This is about empowering yourself with information. However, watch for some surprising extras to be revealed - just when you think you’ve got it all nailed down, there will be one more, disruptive discovery. You may need to do some last-minute juggling as you reprioritize.
Mars into your sector of self-expression can fire up your urge to celebrate, indulge or create. This is a boisterous influence with a no-holds-barred feeling - you’ll want what you want, and then some. New attractions can be hot, but not necessarily long-lasting.
Juno/South Node in your sector of routine suggests a culmination of unbalanced partnership issues. Areas where one person “serves” the other will be hi-lighted, and it may be time to decide if you’re giving/receiving the appreciation that’s deserved. Too, the reality of a partnership may need to be examined - can you take it further?
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of self-expression suggest a surprising moment when you speak out. A creative or romantic issue may have been simmering in the background, and now it’s time to say what’s on your mind. Know that your words will have tremendous impact, and much of what’s driving you will be below the surface. Nonetheless, this is prime time to deliver your message - you’ll have power and persuasion on your side. With just a bit of awareness of deeper motivations, you could say the thing that changes the game in your favour. Too, there could be some unexpected and powerful news about children/pregnancy/a new attraction.
Mars into your domestic sector can stir up family discord, or efforts to improve/grow your domestic environment. This energy is fast-moving and expansive, and may feel a bit disruptive. But if you can manage a balance between growth and priorities (embrace change but maintain your focus on what matters most) this can be an energizing shake-up for home and family.
Juno/South Node in your sector of self-expression can trigger an intense attraction with a fated, “meant to be partners” feeling (time will tell if this is so). Or, perhaps you’ll be looking at the intersection between you as a partner and you as a lover, parent or artist. The freedom to be you in a committed relationship is emphasized.
Aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector can present an important family discussion, home document or realization about the past. Digging into the details and thoroughly exploring the truth can enhance your emotional and financial security - excellent for a home business, buying/selling or having a cards-on-the-table conversation. However, some of what’s revealed may shock you or disrupt others, especially if a domestic partnership is involved. Some truths can leave you feeling unbalanced, even as they reveal what’s always been there.
Mars into your communication sector can add to the above, as discussions, emails and the exchange of information are fired up. This is assertive, enthusiastic energy, and the delivery of information can be overwhelming. Good if you need to stand up for yourself, speak out or actively search for solutions. However, be aware of the potential for volatility. Discussions with siblings may be an issue.
Juno/South Node in your domestic sector suggests a turning point in a domestic relationship, or a return to a previous partnership. Old issues around one partner’s desire for freedom, or conflicts between personal and career goals, may come up. Too, you could be looking at the contrast between your public status/reputation versus what goes on behind closed doors.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector (including the sextile to Jupiter in your sign) support your research into something hidden, and/or your communication of deep truths. There’s something essential for you to say or learn, and you’ll have the confidence and energy to push this to its natural conclusion. However, be aware that some of what’s revealed may shock you or put others on the defensive. Raw truths are not easy to hear, and once it’s out there you won’t be able to take it back. So think before you speak, and if you’re investigating/asking, make sure you really want to know.
Mars into your sector of personal resources can increase your ambitions to make more money or push for personal comfort/satisfaction. This energy encourages the active pursuit of what you want, but in some cases, you may end up spending more than anticipated.
Juno/South Node in your communication sector can present an agreement whose time has come - it will either advance and expand, or end. Specifics about written terms, both partners’ understanding of the terms, or issues about going public/making it official may be pronounced. This could involve any partnership agreement (romantic or professional).
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources suggest a lucrative financial idea or contract. Or, there could be an empowering discussion/declaration about your essential needs - now is the time to speak up about what you want. Watch for background support or an intuitive sense of what you should say. However, even though you’ll have a substantial amount of power on your side, know that you can push it too far or demand too much. Know when to say “enough.” Too, you could be surprised by a last minute change in the details, or a sudden discovery that clarifies what you’re really getting.
Mars into your sign boosts your energy, enthusiasm and ability to start something new. Watch for a surge of renewed activity, physical health and the initiative to pursue what you want.
Juno/South Node can focus on financial agreements or the emotional/financial terms between partners. There will be a need to step forward from total independence (with no compromises) towards a sharing and merging of resources. Trust and mutual pride will also be issues.
Aspects to Mercury in your sign grant you significant communicative powers. You’ll have persuasion, magnetism and conviction on your side, as well as a sharp eye for what needs to be uncovered and spoken about. You may be going public with some shocking truths based in the past. Or, home/family issues may finally be illuminated. Know that what comes out will probably not be comfortable, but Pluto in your sign suggests that you’ll have the ability to spin this (or survive this) with aplomb.
Mars in your hidden sector can see you banking your fires, resting up or pulling back and waiting for the right time to strike. Even though the above Mercury aspects give you verbal ammo, the time for direct action is yet to come. What you say or learn may require a time out, as you sort through the options and preserve your energy.
Juno/South Node in your sign suggests a culmination of partnership issues, involving your independence versus a specific relationship. Or, your ability to trust and balance your freedom with another’s desires.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector can trigger an abrupt reveal or realization. Powerful information can emerge from the shadows, or a private conversation can have disruptive consequences. At the same time, background issues that are uncovered can lead to empowerment and expansion, regarding your future. What’s said behind the scenes (important secrets or key strategies) can be crucial to your forward movement.
Mars into your social sector energizes activities with friends, groups or the public. Great for getting out and circulating, trying new activities or engaging others on an adventurous/optimistic level.
Juno/South Node in your hidden sector can confront you with old relationship ideals/fantasies or a partnership with heavy karmic issues of sacrifice. The challenge will be to bring the relationship or fantasy into the real world. Does it work in your daily life?
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector (including the sextile to Chiron in your sign) suggest surprising public statements/conversations (with a friend or group). There may be a shocking reveal, or what you say/learn could change your public reputation. On the plus side, these aspects are excellent for expanding your knowledge, reach and perspective - even if everything you learn isn’t pleasant, these influences will open up new windows and unexpected opportunities, while helping you confront and overcome an insecurity. Areas such as travel, education, legal matters or publishing could benefit.
Mars into your career sector can boost your ambition, job search or ability to impress higher ups. If you’ve been lacking initiative, or you’ve been stuck in a rut, this energy could be just what you need to push you forward with a new sense of possibility.