Numerology/Astrology for 1/3/16
January 3rd is the number 4. Finding balance (the number 4) is essential when all of us are preparing for the Mercury Retrograde on the 5th. Right now it is getting ready to go retrograde and in the sky it looks like it is still. But with Mercury it being still is a warning to back up that computer of yours and pay special attention to all things electrical around you as at the beginning of this retrograde Mercury is in Aquarius. It is also squaring Mars and this is the moment to get moving before the retro/square forces your hand. You are being asked to get going and get moving now. After that it will be time to go into the Mercury retrograde in Capricorn pattern, which means to look with vision and foresight into your career and how you tend to serve the world. This is going to be less about doing and more about looking within. It is a time to revise, research, and repair things in your life. What is tricky right now is that things are happening that are asking to be dissolved. This is especially true around your old self-image. This is the moment to realize that you are going to need all your presence of mind to move forward in this storm. Being fully present is essential if you are going to keep the direction of your life clearly moving forward with all of these planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury and later Venus) all activating this final Uranus/Pluto Square. You can feel that pull now. That pull is between your personal freedom and the old power patterns of the old way. Recognize that there is a New Moon in Capricorn on January 9th, which is a doorway to a new beginning and a fresh look at things in your life. You are going to be asked this month, “What disruptions are you willing to endure to make room for this new life you want? Expect there to be some boat rocking on the 23rd of January as the Full Moon goes into Leo, especially related to your work because an issue that has been sitting there is going to come to a head. Today you are in the Last Quarter Moon phase points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness symbolized by the full light of the Moon at the time of last week’s Full Moon, your intention is to disperse that knowledge and come to a point when we need to get something moving in our life in preparation for next week’s New Moon, when something new is born once again. As it gets darker think of it as if you are descending rather that ascending. It’s time to begin finishing up the things that need to get done. Put away the Christmas decorations and begin to move more and more out of 2015 and bring all of you fully to 2016. A parallel aspect between Mercury and Saturn stimulates serious thought and conversation. Practical ideas and slants are favored. The Moon continues to transit Libra all day, and balancing your personal desires with those of another may come into focus. Moderating, negotiating, and compromise are themes today.
It is not about how fast you get triggered but how fast you can let the trigger go and begin again. Hanging onto upset is pointless and a waste of emotional and mental energy. You could get so much more done in life if you just learned to express an emotion and then release it. Why carry another’s upset for them? Why carry your own upsets forward either?
In every moment you have a choice how to react and respond in any situation. People have their quirks and reactive behaviors. That does not mean that you have to get caught in them. People have their own insecurities and you will bump into them regardless of whether you believe you are helping in some small way or not. Some people see help as you criticizing them, that they are not competent at something, or that they are not capable of completing the task. First take a look to see if any of those are true and that you are giving feedback because you are afraid that they will miss something? If your own issues and fears are also in the way that is how a situation ends up with upset, bitterness, and reactive words that go back and forth. I have learned something in my 55 years and that is that people need to learn things their way. Rarely can you actually help them. It is the bumps in life that make you wake up and make corrections. Others warning you of a potential future whose outcome is bad only works in an emergency such as “Watch out for that car!” Those types of warnings help but warning out of a situation from your past that did not come out well is usually you just spreading your story about an event on others. Rarely has anyone ever had my exact outcome in a situation and the story I made up about it usually will not transpire the same way for others. After all, the world is different in all ways, timing is different, and most importantly, karma is different. My lessons are mine and yours are yours. Share your wisdom but you being alert constantly for another allows them to not have to be alert because they have you. Until they don’t have you anymore and then those lessons will still need to be learned in their own way.