The current Sabian Symbol of the Sun is the symbol that characterizes the ongoing solar influence, the vital energy and the personality, or it’s just a symbol which characterizes this day, while the Sun’s position (rounded to the next degree) is 14º Capricorn.
The current Sabian Symbol of the Moon is the symbol that characterizes the ongoing lunar influence, the emotional background, or it’s just a symbol which characterizes this moment, while the Moon’s position (rounded to the next degree) is 3º Virgo.
This year is a 5 vibration. The 5 is powerful – a paradigm shifter.
When energy and consciousness has stagnated, the 5 spiritually aerates, ushering in the beautiful breakthrough.
The 5 vibration is one of the divine feminine numbers, along with 8 and 13.
These numbers feature strongly throughout the year, along with 7 and 22, both of which relate to harmonising with higher wisdom. The sacred purpose of the divine feminine is to facilitate liberation for all beings.
The 5 frequency is an expression of her liberating intelligence.
Those of us on the spiritual path know that it can be unsettling at times, even chaotic.
We also learn that it is wise to trust in the process of our life journeys, engaging rather than resisting or fearing.
What transpires this year will provide our souls with the energy, the circumstances, and the opportunities to shift from stalemated to creative.
The cosmic play through the year is a portent for profound change. I invite you to become bold of heart, simultaneously holding and surrendering yourself to the divine alchemy of your spiritual growth. Doing so will magnetise an abundant supportive grace to your heart, and into our world.
The 5th chakra is the throat centre, Vishuddhi.
The function of the throat chakra is to metabolise and prioritise, organise and express. Its nature is protective and purifying.
It is selective, discerning.
It is nourished by truth, depleted by deception and inauthenticity. Where 2020 belonged to the base chakra and the dark goddess Kali, whittling down ego and teaching us about interconnectedness of sacred ecosystem, 2021 supports the soul to process, metabolise and express what we have learned, trusting in our creative power to set new realities in motion.
Presiding over the throat chakra is the goddess Saraswati, the luminous creatrix, cosmic swan and divine sound. She speaks and worlds take shape accordingly.
She teaches us to build our integrity, our alignment with our hearts and our truth, so that our words gain potency.
They can become tools for healing, for building bridges, for letting go with peace in our hearts, for building the vision, no matter what the doubters may say.
Saraswati is the great master of manifestation, particularly of the seemingly impossible.
No opinion or karma can withstand the pure potency of her unwavering intention.
Rising from the black ocean of Kali Ma that engulfed 2020, Saraswati is clear and courageous intent for spiritual renewal and sacred rebirth. Together, these divine sisters are enlightened allies of the soul, and an unstoppable transformational force, facilitating the uprising of creative consciousness, freedom and truth for the spiritual benefit of all beings.
The 5 energy is not predictable. Neither are the ways of the divine feminine!
Success during such a year requires both flexibility and inner steadiness.
As we do the work to respond to Life, rather than become rigid or collapse, there is genuine possibility for overcoming long-term stagnation and liberating oneself from prisons of mind, body and soul.
Mars enters Taurus on January 6, after an unusually prolonged tour de force during the fiery sign of Aries for the last 6 months. If we take care to process rather than ruminate, the forthright and independent Mars in Aries will calm and ground the collective energies in the Taurean realm of planning, plodding, progress and appreciation for the restorative simple pleasures of physical existence.
Consider the sweetness of rest and relaxation that has been well-earned and you will be striking the right balance.
On Jan 13 the new moon in Capricorn initiates a fresh turn of the manifestation spiral in our lives.
The planetary push from the heavy-weight Capricorn stellium of Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter that dominated 2020 can give way to clarity and perspective now, as we integrate and apply what we learned through the year gone by, and how to best move forwards in a conscious and creative way.
Capricorn is both a profoundly spiritual and material sign.
In esosteric astrology is the sign of the initiate – the one who is on a powerful spiritual journey this lifetime, the one who is passionately devoted to the awakening of the soul and aims to utilise ego as a teaching tool, rather than as an identity.
This new moon is a chance to consider what it is that would bring you spiritual and material abundance in such a way that the greater good, and your own soul, is honoured.
On Jan 28, the full moon in Leo, the sign of the heart and of the Sun, blesses us with love and light.
The Sabian symbol for this lunation is “the sun on the early morning dew”.
It speaks of a blessing to begin, the promise of dawn, and encourages our hearts to trust in what is possible this year.
Two days later Mercury kicks off its retrograde back-peddle through Aquarius.
Rather than worry and wonder if more of the 2020 madness is going to infiltrate 2021, let’s keep things in perspective.
The year of 2020 yielded deeply felt disruption.
To process such profound disruption and become able to extract something positive and then apply and integrate it into our lives requires time, reflection, energy and most of all, patience. Mercury’s backwards scuttle is a chance to break up the fixity that typifies the Aquarian stress response, and tune into the brilliance of relaxed Aquarian thought which is inspired and innovative.
Through the three weeks of Mercury retrograde and the shadow phase which prolongs its effect until March, it is time to get clear about our visions, our aspirations, our intentions – for ourselves and for our collective. Revisit, revise, release, renew.
January is pure potential.
What is our innermost soul voice needing to express this year?
What are our intentions and yearnings to manifest?
How might we open ourselves spiritually that our fulfilment as an individual can serve the greater needs of the collective?
May the jostling of the planets be received as soul aligning nudges supporting every being as we each tread our unique path towards nourishing divine fruition.