Welcome to the first month of 2020!
January 2020 is a power month and sets the stage for what’s to come, not just for the year ahead but the decade ahead too.
The theme of the month is spiritual awakening and this is kickstarted with a potent Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 10th in the sign of Cancer.
You may have noticed that Cancer missed out on a Full Moon in 2019, which means that this Eclipse is not going to go by unnoticed!
Cancerian energy will be strong and waves of emotionally charged energy will be on offer in order to inspire us to release, shed, and let go.
This Lunar Eclipse is also connected to the Eclipses we had back in July of 2019 so themes from this time may come back up or we may receive more insights or closure.
Eclipses are important points in the year as they are believed to bring events aligned with our soul path or soul destiny.
On a Lunar Eclipse, the Universe opens a portal of energy that allows it to swoop in and release something for us that we weren’t quite ready to let go of in order to keep us moving forward and accelerating higher.
While Eclipses advance our soul journey, our human selves are often left to play catch up which is why they can sometimes be a jarring experience.
All of us will feel the Cancer Lunar Eclipse energies differently, but this will be a heightened time where we will all feel called to release and let go of something.
Following this potent Eclipse, on January 12th we have the long-anticipated Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the sign of Capricorn.
This cosmic alignment is extremely rare and carries life-changing, transformative energy that will play a role in shaping the entire year.
In fact, the alignment of Saturn and Pluto is one of the most significant cosmic energies we will experience in our lifetime!
Saturn and Pluto aligning brings many layers to unpack, but I will have more for you on this here including what it means for your sign!
Saturn and Pluto aligning so close to the Eclipse does create a little heaviness and it is likely that whatever we are called to release is going to really shift and transform us in almost a life-changing way.
While these power days happen almost back to back, they tend to affect us on a subconscious level first, so we may have to be patient and watch to see what happens.
In fact, it may not be till the end of the year that we will really be able to make sense of what seeds and transformations were planted in this very special month of January.
To add to this energy, right in between these dates on January 11, we have Uranus going direct after being retrograde since August 11, 2019.
If we have been feeling unclear about something or uncertain, Uranus going direct will help bring some clarity. This will also be enhanced by the illuminating effects of the Eclipse too.
With all of this energy in the first few weeks of January, we may be feeling a little all over the place!
The cosmic energies are strong and this sometimes can leave us feeling a little anxious, restless, or heavy.
Regardless, it seems that the Universe will be putting us on our path and aligning us where we need to be!
Then on January 20th, the Sun moves out of Capricorn into the sign of Aquarius.
After the strong Capricorn energy we have experienced the last few weeks, this will feel like a burst of fresh air.
Aquarius is an air sign so we are going to feel a little more light and airy, especially after the strong cosmic alignments that have taken place.
Following this on January 24-25th, we have the first New Moon of the year in the sign of Aquarius.
This New Moon carries the energy of change, upheaval, and may even bring more awakenings. This is because Uranus, the planet of change and awakening will be very active at this time.
Uranus shakes things in our lives in order to awaken us to a new way of being. As things shake we can feel unsettled and uncertain, but sometimes we need this to happen in order to discover our strengths and a new way to be.
The new pathway that the Solar Eclipse opened back in December 25-26, 2019 may also be illuminated further under this energy and we may have a clearer sense, once the energy settles, of what is ahead for us in 2020.
The Aquarius New Moon also marks the start of the Chinese New Year.
We move out of the year of the Yin Earth Pig and into the year of the Yang Metal Rat.
According to Chinese Astrology, the Rat is the first sign in the zodiac wheel, indicating the start of a fresh cycle and a new wave of energy. (I’ll have more for you on this soon!)
Overall, January is a busy, powerful, and super-charged month and we are going to have to pay extra attention to our health and wellbeing.
Protecting our energy, practicing self-care, and creating a grounding routine is going to be important.
To support you with this, try my Guided Meditation for January 2020, which is designed in accordance with these cosmic energies.
January’s energy carries a strong sense of destiny to it, so wherever we find ourselves carries some pretty strong clues as to what our soul desires to accomplish in this lifetime.
All of these concentrated energies also point to a raising of consciousness not just on an individual level but on a global level too.
Very slowly we are going to be guided to change our way, to change our thinking, and to create a new reality for ourselves and for the world.
This energy is in full effect, but again, we may have to be patient before we can see and make sense of the results.