Your January Astrology Guide {2023}

Your Guide to the upcoming Astrological dates this month • Reading Time: 3 mins

Featuring: Venus in Aquarius, Full Moon in Cancer, end of Mars and Mercury Retrogrades, New Moon in Aquarius and… the Pagan Fire Festival

We draw inspiration from the stars for you, bringing you a soft conversation each month about what the cosmos may have aligned for you and the collective. If the concepts resonate, delve a little more into it; if our words bounce back and sound too mysterious, let them go Beautiful Seeker (no offence to us!).

Our overview this month is inspired by exceptional sky-readers, primarily our very own Founder Britta and her channelled Celestial Journal, and by the divine Cafe Astrology.




First Thoughts: 2022 Reflection

We believe in the churning of our soil before planting new seeds, an auspicious and imaged way to invite you to look back on 2022 !

What are the sparkles that emerged from the last 365 days? What have you transcended in this gifted life, do you remember the smiles and laughter?
“Shadow work” has its place, but we are fond of placing it among an inner hearth made of light, laughter, self-deprecating humour and beautiful connections that lighten up the load, and encourage us to treat this life as a gift !

{Tip: use your 2022 Celestial Journal for prompts on extracting your year’s highlights}



January 2, 2023: Venus enters Aquarius

“Unconventionality, individualism and the ways we love and want to be loved are all being redefined in this Aqua transit. You’ll probably find yourself experimenting with love and relationships. Building a strong friendship and mental stimulation in our relationships is important to us right now. Friends and lovers go hand in hand. Try not to become too aloof though!” St Soleil Celestial Journal

Eaaaase gently, dip the toes in the 2023 waters… until mid-January, the skies are inviting nothing but rest, integrate and experience BEING.


January 7, 2023: Full Moon in Cancer

“The first full moon of 2023 is a Wolf Moon in Cancer. The moon is right at home in its ruling sign. We know that full moons affects the Earth’s tides, and this time is no exception.
Look for both physical and emotional waves on the horizon. Much like the crab, you can expect yourself to find moments of retreat during this phase too.

Themes of motherhood and matriarchy will be prominent along with nurturing and nostalgia. Let this be an opportunity to go within and explore your feminine side. This full moon will bring closure to goals started at the previous new moon. The wild exploration and enthusiastic demeanour of the new moon in Gemini will result in emotional closure at this full moon. Embrace this time as an opportunity to bring closure to any areas needed”. St Soleil Celestial Journal.


January 12, 2023: Mars Retrograde Stations Direct & Ends

Started in October 30, 2022, Mars has invited us to trust and rely a little less on instinct… but you are now coming out of the woods with a confidence towards action, projects, and recharged energies! Keep reading…

 
January 19, 2023: Mercury Retrograde Stations Direct & Ends

Phew! How was that ride for you, started on December 29? Did you notice any challenges in communication or interactions with the outside world?
Open all levels of communication now. Important messages, information and insights are being shared. Speak your truth, in love and light. Get the weight off your chest. Listen too - communication is a two-way street. Mercury is here now to allow you to hear clearly and to be heard. If you have something to say to someone, now is the time to say it! Do not hold back, but speak with kindness and compassion.


January 21, 2023: New Moon in Aquarius

“Stirs up the inner rebel who is ready to make radical changes as soon as possible. Breaking old habits, contributing in a positive way to the greater society.” St Soleil Celestial Journal, Page 24.

Perfect - thank you skies, this is exactly what we on Earth need this month. Some concepts that may resonate with you to make the most of this New Moon: resolutions list, vision board, planning ahead, project management,... language is subtle and is your vibrational signature - feel within!


Last Tuesday In Jan: Fire Festival, end of Yuletide (Up Helly Aa)

A pagan / celtic tradition, celebrated nowadays mostly in Scotland to honour the end of Yuletide - or the period wrapping around the Solstice: flaming torches are carried in the streets, in a procession inviting the collective to gather, literally inviting all to carry the light…. what a beautiful Viking ritual ! The celebration ends at a bonfire site, where over 800 torches are thrown together to burn, honouring the symbol of fire, and elevating the light towards the dark night skies…

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May you step into 2023 lightly, integrate, rest and refuse urgency, for now.

 


Words by Laurie Foulon.

From the ripples of the moon, Laurie lives with the tides of this life in water-like motion. Ebbing and flowing, her Cancer Zodiac nature fills her with the rhythm of emotions, and she dances through their swaying branches to find inspiration guided by intuition.

Carer for the heart of humanity, our blue planet and its myriad of life forms, Laurie finds creativity in the everyday unfolding of events around us... and plays with weaving them into words that can be worn like precious pearl necklaces around our necks.

Born a woman in the South of France (an auspicious alignment with St Soleil), she has travelled inwards and outwards, throughout the world, and has for now anchored her roots in Australia. Her yin qualities embrace femininity, and she sure is one to "Live by the Sun, Dream by the Moon".