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Capricorn New Moon – January 2020

By Levi Banner

The new moon on January 13 is in the sign of Capricorn. The moon always meets the sun at a new moon and this time it’s very close to the very place in the sky that the major conjunctions of 2020 happened with Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter.

Yikes! Perhaps this could mean we are examining what we’ve learned from all of that madness and meltdown of structure, so that we can move on.

Capricorn has gone through a full death and rebirth by now. All the old Capricorn, be it old paradigm ways of doing things, have been composted.

Old paradigm patriarchal structure? Restrictions of our freedom? Messing up the environment for human comfort? …

…That is so 2020.

This new moon is the best time to plant seeds for the year. Capricorn is the soil, dirt, roots of a tree. The foundation for the future.

Now we start this new year with a fresh perspective on what’s actually possible to co-create. Only now, from the other side of that dramatic year: The new world begins now!

This new moon is a mark in the calendar for new ways of humanity to formulate and become. Or to say in another way: Now we have an opportunity to learn from what has been done in the recent past, and move on to more sustainable, practical and healthy solutions for the future.

The future depends on our choices in this new year. This new moon is the very beginning of a new world.
2021 features some very dynamic alignments. January begins that. Our first month on the calendar features some high points that start us off full steam ahead.

Uranus goes direct on January 14 making it so ALL major planets are moving forward. This will last 16 days until Mercury goes retrograde from January 30-February 20. Then, all planets are direct again for another 66 days!

All planets moving forward happens much less often than many planets going retrograde.

Retrograde is not bad. Forward is not good. Both can be either depending on one’s personal experience. It’s more complicated than that. Though, I can say all planets moving forward at the beginning of the year, many of which are in Aquarius is a very telling sign that we are full force moving on from where we were, to where we are going.

It can indeed be very intense when everything is moving forward at once. There’s nothing stopping the evolutionary energies of the planets.

Uranus gong direct is also a telling sign, because it’s is a key feature, the main feature in fact, of 2021. So it’s fitting that Uranus is the last to go direct and marks all moving onwards.

Uranus is the planet of abrupt changes, radical shifts and novel moments in time. In Taurus, the sign of the physical, earthly, pleasures and enjoyment. Having Uranus there brings a radical and revolutionary tone to the way we use our bodies, relate personally to nature and the environment.

Uranus will be squared by Jupiter this month and Saturn three times this year. Plus Mars will also conjunct it month as well. All are major activations of this revolutionary alignment of Uranus in Taurus.

Mars squares Saturn the day before on January 13 which helps begin this astounding setup of intense alignments.

Mars is the embodied sacred masculine when in Taurus. He moved into this sign recently after being in Aries for 6 months. Now in a dynamic alignment with Saturn, the planet of structure, form and boundaries. Both will have a dynamic alignment with Uranus very soon. In fact, Mars will come into contact or conjunct Uranus on January 20. Mars being the sacred masculine and Uranus being the abrupt changes.

…This could surely upset the US elections planned for that very same day.

You can’t make this stuff up!

As we slowly move out of patriarchal culture and wealthy, white male domination of the planet, we are seeing who is latching on to old roles and who is progressing into the new.

Mars and Uranus are surely playing a huge role in this shift happening now. This could most definitely be an abrupt or tense change.

The sun comes into close contact or conjunct to Pluto in Capricorn on January 14. Again marking the spot where all the action was last year. This illuminates the composted old ways as I stated before with the new moon. The sun is now shining light for new growth to emerge.

Compost helps make really rich soil for healthy new plants to grow out of.

The sun then moves into the sign of Aquarius on January 20. Again the same day as the US elections and the Mars and Uranus conjunction. Now shining the light of awareness on free thinking, new ways of seeing things and humanitarian views of culture.

Aquarius is the key ingredient, along with Taurus in the melting pot of 2021. In Aquarius, Saturn and Jupiter are moving along.

Jupiter comes into an important square with Uranus on January 17. The one and only square of Jupiter in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus this year.

Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Uranus being a higher octave of Jupiter expansion. This is like a rocket fueled ship blasting off at the beginning of this year filled with dynamics between these two signs.

Aquarius and Taurus are the signs of deep inquiry in 2021.

Mars will then square Jupiter in Aquarius on January 22 just after he conjuncts Uranus in Taurus on January 20.

Again, Jupiter now expanding and amplifying the new version of the masculine moving through Taurus. Though in a tense, dynamic, or possibly uncomfortable way.

Hopefully this new masculine embodies the healthy aspects of Taurus and Aquarius  which can include new ways of being healthy in our bodies and new ways of having a personal relationship with the earth. It’s possible to use our rapidly growing technology to better our environment and make it even more, healthy, enjoyable and sustainable in the future. That is possible.

The opposite is also possible.

The shadow of Aquarius is to use technology to control people. To care less about the environment and more about enhancing the mind.

The dynamic of these two signs could be the best of both. Though we are dealing a bunch of Square alignments. This square thing I keep mentioning is a 90 degree alignment and is very dynamic. Dane Rudhyar called it a “Crisis in Action” so this will likely all be pretty tense.

I’ve been saying for a awhile now. In this new year we will have a lot of choices to make. Technology and the environment, the mind and body, and personal and collective all are in a point of “Something has to give”.

Let’s combine the very best of Taurus with the very best of Aquarius.

The best of Taurus is intimacy with self, others and nature in a way that all enjoy and feel comfortable. A healthy, body and sensual enjoyment. The garden of earthly delights without the fall.

The very best of Aquarius is collective humanity expanding consciousness in a way that brings us into better versions of ourselves in the future.

To utilize our aquarian visions to better our bodies and connections to earth and all beings. To utilize our aquarian, futuristic technologies to sustain the earth and the life of all beings.

2021 is the start of the new world.

What will you choose?

Past, Present, and Future Mystery Schools: Aquarius and Taurus

Full Moon Vlogcast with Daniel Giamario and Mary Kern

This month we will continue our exploration and deep dive into the eternal ESSENCE and the many varieties of CONTENT of the different Mystery Schools of Life.

Using what I like to call the “Merlin Approach”, previously introduced here, we will examine the evolution and the devolution of the various Mystery Schools (the Signs) throughout history, including their shadow and light.

Previously we have looked at Aries and Gemini, as well as Capricorn, Libra and Scorpio. This month we put our attention on AQUARIUS and TAURUS. This is particularly relevant with the Jupiter/Saturn Great Mutation in Aquarius for the first time in 794 years; and the triple square of Saturn in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus, the dominant outer planet aspect of 2021.

Mar Guerrero Bio

Mar Guerrero was born in Málaga, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. She feels deeply rooted in that land even when she has been living in Thailand for a decade. She is been teaching languages for 20 years, so the transition to move to the language of Earth and Sky was a natural process of diving into the symbols that talk to us from Nature. It was also the next step in her quest for understanding what it means to be human, fully human. She is a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, an interpreter of the Cosmic patterns (certified in Shamanic Astrology Foundational Level), a Reiki Master, and a Tarot reader. She has a Master in Literature and Applied Linguistics and she has been working on her Phd in Psychology and Philosophy where she is attempting to understand how human growth and development takes place when learning new cultures and languages. . Diving into her soul journey has taken her to facilitate others’ alchemical processes, holding  sacred space for them to transform their wounds into medicine for themselves and for the world. If you want to see more about Mar´s work you can check her website: www.almakhemy.com.

Highlights of the January New Moon Members Call

January 12 New Moon to Feb 11 New Moon 2021

The Main Highlights of the January New Moon Members Call with Daniel Giamario and Mary Kern.


Jan 12, Tues:
(out of bounds moon—beyond 23.5 degrees)

New Moon  conj Pluto (24 Cp 35) at 11:22p  First New Moon of the New Year.

Mercury (06 Aqu 43) squares Uranus (06 Ta 43 R) 6:59a

Venus (05 Cp 18) squares Chiron (05 Ar 18) 1:03p

 

Jan 13, Wed: (out of bounds moon—24 degrees)

Mars  (03 Ta) squares Saturn (03 Aq) 3:01a

Moon moves into Aquarius 8:43 a 

to dance with our change agents:

Moon conj Saturn 2:11p (03 Aq 07)

Moon  (03 Aq 18) squares Mars (03 Ta 18) 2:29p

Moon conj Jupiter (04 Aq 49) 6:54p

Moon (06 Aq 03) squares Uranus R (06 Ta 03S) 8:29p

 

Jan 14, Thurs: 

Uranus (06 Ta 43) Stations Direct 12:35a  ALL PLANETS DIRECT for 16 days until 1-30.

Mercury SD 2- 20 begins another 66 Days of All Planets Direct to 4-27 when  Pluto SR)

Moon conj Mercury (09 Aqu 33) 1:28a

Sun conj Pluto (24 Cp) 6:18a Pluto on the other side of the Sun is in the celestial underworld—

 

Jan 17, Sun:

Moon conj Neptune (18 Ps 50) 1:34a

Jupiter ( 06 Aq) squares Uranus (06 Ta) 2:29p  Only time in 2021    

(Saturn will follow and sq Uranus on 2-17) First of three in 2021

 

Jan 18, Mon:

Moon conj Chiron  (05 AR 27) 9:49A

 

Jan 19, Tues:

Sun enters Aquarius 12:39p

Venus conj Uranus (14 Cp 05) is opposing Sirius (14 Cn)

 

Jan. 20, Wed: INAUGURATION DAY

Mars (06 Tau 44) conj Uranus  12:37a

Mercury  (Aq 29R) 7:52am  will go D on 2/20 at 11 Aq)

 

Jan 21, Thurs: 

Moon is Apogee or furthest  from the Earth  5:11am

 

Jan 22/23, Fri:

Mars (07 Ta 59) sq Jup (07 Aq 59) 11:48p

Mercury at greatest evening elongation. 18.6 degrees E.  6pm

 

Jan 23, Sat:

Sun conj Saturn (04 Aq 20D) at 7:01p

 

Jan 24, Sun:

Moon conj North Node (19 Ge 08) 1:47pm

 

Jan 25, Mon:

Mercury reaches highest point in the evening sky

 

Jan 26, Tue:

Sun (06 Aq 47) Sqr Uranus (06 Ta 47)  4:48a

    Near the star Hamal in the forehead, 3rd eye, of the Ram

Nept (19 Pi) squ Nodes (19 Ge 06 R)

 

Jan 28, Thurs:

LEO Wolf Full Moon (09 Leo 06) 11:16a pst

The first full moon of the year is known as the Full Wolf Moon.

January is the breeding season of the wolf so wolves  naturally howl louder and more frequently at this time to warn other wolves to stay clear of their territory.  They raise their heads to howl so their sound can travel up to 6-10 miles to find their mate and pack members.  

The Moon with the wolf symbol for January presents our own opportunity to reaffirm our connections and strengthen our bonds with others as we take on new challenges collectively in the upcoming months, whilst simultaneously recognizing the integrity of “lone wolves”.

The Gaelic word for January, Faoilleach, comes from their word for wolves.  They believe the wolf has lunar power—an ability to sniff out hidden insights and detect unexpected sources of danger.

The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month. 

In January the Japanese celebrate the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami.

The Seneca tribe links the wolf to the moon believing that a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky. 

The Sioux tribe called January’s Full moon the “Moon Where Wolves Run Together”.

In a different set of traditions, 4000-5000 years ago, the Full Moon closest to the cross-quarter of Imbolc, was the ancient Brigit festival, when the Full Moon, at this time of year in that era, was conjunct with Spica. This was the celebration of the Sophiac and Solar feminine, and the antipode of the time in August when Spica was conjunct the Sun in the underworld.

Venus Conj Pluto (25 Cp 06) @ 8:18a

Sun conj Jupiter (9 Aq 22)5:39a

Mercury at Perihelion, closest to the sun

 

Jan 30,Sat:         Merc S R (26 Aq 29R) 7:52a. 

  Ends All Planets Direct

 

Feb 1. Mon: Sun (12 Aq 47)sq Mars (12 Ta 47) 2:33a known as quadrature.

Venus enters Aquarius 6:05a

 

Feb.3. Wed:      The exact Cross-Quarter of Imbolc or Candlemass: Half way between the

December Solstice and March Equinox

 

Feb 5, Fri: Venus conjuncts Saturn (05 Aq 53) 10:48p

 

Feb 6, Sat: Venus (07 Aq) Squares Uranus (07 Ta) 7:33p

 

Feb 8, Mon: R Mercury conj Sun 5:47a (20 Aq 01) on the inside track between Earth and Sun; deep alchemical change from Libra overtone to Aquarius in the Mercury synod.

 

Feb 10, Wed:R Mercury (17 Aq 43) sq Mars  (17 Ta 43) 4:15a

Moon conj Saturn (06 Aq 230 4:41a)

Moon  (07 Aq 02) Squ Uranus 5:51a  (07 Ta 02)

Moon conj Venus (11 Aq). 2:10p 

In Shamanic Astrology Venus conjunct the Moon each month tells the mythic Sumerian story of Inanna, the queen of heaven (aka Venus), surrendering her power and attachments by going into the underworld, a journey of Shamanic death and rebirth. This Feb conjunction is at the rare 8th gate of descent or Death by intent. Learn more about this magical journey with Cayelin and Tami Brunk, and other Shamanic Astrologers.

Jupiter and Saturn will be really close to Venus and the Moon, in the morning sky, as they prepare to descend into the celestial underworld.

Moon conj Jupiter (12 Aq 25) 3:28p near Armus the Heart of the Goatfish 

(13 Aq)

Moon conj R Mercury (16 Aq 48) 11:22p

 

Feb 11, Thurs:

New Moon in Aquarius (23 Aq 17) 10:05a

Venus conj Jupiter (12 Aq 34) 6:59a
This is also Chinese New Year (as recognized in the modern era), as the first new Moon after the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius. 2021 is the year of Metal, the Ox.

**You can download these highlights in PDF format here.

I AM Possible Online Event

We can all agree that 2020 was a life-changing year, both collectively and individually. We have felt more connected than ever before, sharing common problems and concerns that remind us that we are all together in this journey. Simultaneously, we have also experienced the fragmentation of a system that needs to be transformed.

But how? What can you do to be part of this change?

What can you do to be part of a heart-centered revolution?

And the answer is quite simple:

YOU CAN BE YOU!!!!

There is a powerful creative force within each of us willing to be manifested, a deep medicine for our collective wounds. There is a beautiful potential reality that goes beyond our wildest dreams and that is calling you. Imagine yourself at the highest peak of a solid mountain saying loudly to the world:

I AM POSSIBLE!!!!!

I invite you to participate in this Global Event that reunites courageous souls whose intention is to inspire you to be your most authentic self!!! That’s why I’m inviting you to this unprecedented bilingual Summit in English and Spanish, created with the intention to build bridges so we can all be possible:

I AM POSSIBLE

Nurturing together the Heart of a Universal RevolutionIt begins on January 21st! Click here to register, free

This conference is created by the courageous soul Mar Guerrero (literally inSpanish the Sea Warrior), who is the founder of Almakhemy.

In this extraordinary and timely event, you will hear from 40speakers—including me—who have been specifically chosen to inspire you in these critical times of transformation and opportunity to embrace your fullest potential. They will bring together ancestral wisdom and modern techniques to inspire you the courage to be yourself.Shamanism, Astrology, Coaching, Dreamwork, MartialArts, Dance…to ignite your own fire!

Are you ready to be even more possible?

The world needs you. We are the ones that we were waiting for!

Click here to learn more & register here.

 Actually presenting FIRST on January 21st is Mar Guerrero, the amazing creator of this summit.  Mar lives in Thailand, and I had the pleasure of graduating her with her foundational certification, at an in-person Sacred Marriage training in Bali, in 2019.

Over the next months, our plan is to introduce through the newsletter the many new Foundational graduates from 2020.  So we shall begin with Mar Guerrero from 2019.  Meet her now….and thanks Mar for creating such an incredible event!

Mar Guerrero was born in Málaga, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. She feels deeply rooted in that land even when she has been living in Thailand for a decade. She has been teaching languages for 20 years, so the transition to move to the language of Earth and Sky was a natural process of diving into the symbols that talk to us from Nature. It was also the next step in her quest for understanding what it means to be human, fully human. She is a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, an interpreter of the Cosmic patterns (certified in Shamanic Astrology Foundational Level), a Reiki Master, and a Tarot reader. She has a Master in Literature and Applied Linguistics and she has been working on her Phd in Psychology and Philosophy where she is attempting to understand how human growth and development takes place when learning new cultures and languages. . Diving into her soul journey has taken her to facilitate others’ alchemical processes, holding  sacred space for them to transform their wounds into medicine for themselves and for the world. If you want to see more about Mar´s work you can check her website: www.almakhemy.com.