Weekly Cosmic Tides – Astrology for the 16th – 22nd January 2012

Monday 16th January
There’s a rather beautiful message in the cosmos today. The last quarter Moon sits on the Sabian “An Eagle And A Large White Dove Change Into Each Other” at 25LIB37. This Sabian is like yin and yang, the merging of duality, sharing of insight, spirit and soul, the conscious and unconscious mind. The Eagle is a bird of prey known for its hunting ability and being ‘eagle-eyed’. It is all seeing, all knowing, inspiration, determination, freedom and absolute control. It is a solar creature.

The white dove is used as symbol of peace after the story of Noah in the Bible and is considered a sign of divinity – a message from God. Doves also produce ‘milk‘ for their young and therefore connect to the concept of Mother, nurturing and the Moon.

So here we have masculine and feminine, Mother and Father, Sun and Moon taking on each other’s form. This symbol to me is about what we learn from each other, especially in personal relationships. It’s the ability to step into another’s shoes, to see from their perspective and recognise we are all part of each other.

Venus then makes a conjunction to Chiron in Pisces which simply is the impulse to heal through love. These two together can teach us something of unconditional love and compassion, of following the path of the healer. You may feel like wrapping someone up in cotton wool but you don’t need to be their saviour.

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”Gary Zukav

Tuesday 17th January
Moon in Scorpio sextile Pluto and Mercury. An intense conversation with a stranger or a friend has the power to change the way you think. It may be time to reveal more of who you are to the right person. If you feel safe, take the risk to let go of secrets and shame.

Wednesday 18th January
Mercury conjunct fixed star Alya. Alya is situated at the end of the serpent’s tail. Listen out for warning words. If you feel rattled, maybe there’s something inside that you need to attend to. Hold your tongue.

Thursday 19th January
Sun square Saturn. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, blocks at every turn. Take heart, you are being shown what where you need reinforcement in mind, body or spirit to pursue your purpose in life.

Friday 20th January
Sun conjunct Aquarius, conjunct asteroid Panacea. Panacea was the Goddess of cures. In Aquarius, look in new directions for ‘cures’ to your problems. Try something different, experiment, network with others to pick up new ideas. The ‘cure’ may be about acknowledging who you really are.

Venus is also sextile Pluto today giving a sensual edge to the mix. Seize the moment in love, art and money. Turn your hand to painting, create from the depths of your soul.

Saturday 21st January
Moon in Capricorn – “The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.” ~ John W Holt Jr

Sunday 22nd January
Sun sextile Uranus, square Jupiter. There are surprises in the air. Whether you define them as good or bad, what you believe is being challenged. You may feel restless and dissatisfied and just want more of something you can’t quite define. Draw it, journal it, sing it. Give the feeling form.