A Slice of Heaven
A Slice of Heaven, Jan 1 - 31, 2006
By Lola B.
The new year always brings a nice incentive for change, as it constitutes a turning point, a new beginning. We stop for a moment to reflect on the cycle past, and focus on the one ahead. Different cultures use different calendars, yet each new year and cycle provides another opportunity to start over, to try again, take it from here. Everything changes all the time. Kids and plants grow like weeds, people grow older, bolder, and as the case may be, wiser too.
CAPRICORN - THE PRACTICAL SELF
Capricorns symbol is the mountain goat, and those born under the sign are known to climb great heights, be it socially, literally, or financially. Capricorn's lean towards the ambitious, practical, and conservative nature. The sign of cardinal earth they need to be active in earthly, i.e. practical and professional matters. Capricorn’s believe in law and order, or that there must be a system somewhere, in the midst of chaos. They are down to earth, with a no-nonsense, resilient and realistic attitude. Some learn a variety of different skills over the course of their lives. Capricorn kids are often mature and serious, ahead of their age. The sign has a reputation for longevity, largely because of their conservative lifestyles. It is said that: “they are born old and grow younger over time." Cap’s need a certain material and financial security, and often have a strong inner drive to succeed. There is a matter-of-fact attitude, that’s resourceful and down to earth. Capricorns frequently prove themselves as counselors during times of crisis or in emergencies. They’re apt at maintaining a clear mind, and make good use of their organizational skills.
Happy Birthday to the Topanga Caps:
Cynthia Scott, Woody Hastings, Julie McInally, Miles Teng-Levy, Joey Glick, Edwin Lemus, Max Portmann, Michael Shore, Miles Tackett and yours truly: Lola B.
The following calendar shows a general astrological outlook for this month, it may or may not reflect some of your real life experiences. Think of the info contained here as symbolic or YMMV. (your maya may vary)
Venus retrogrades into Capricorn:
Feeling cautious and deliberate in relationships, a good time to scrutinize your personal, professional and love connections. Good for healing old wounds, to get in touch with the past or let go of old pain. Sun trines Mars: brings courage and daring, inner strength and a need do the right thing.
Mercury enters Capricorn:
about three weeks of putting your practical mind to work - reality check. Make business plans, think ahead, keeping an even keel in the midst of craziness.
Mercury sextiles Uranus:
good for aha experiences, inventing things or trying out something totally new and different. This aspect can provide spontaneous insights and creative breakthroughs for artists.
Sun conjunct Venus retrograde:
This is the collision course part of the retrograde cycle. Love rules and whatever is going on will be deep, heartfelt and probably passionate. Enjoy!
Full Moon 24* Cancer:
This moon bring highly charged emotions to the cardinal signs (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra) This can bring the completion of family issues that started last fall. Lots of tension between Mars, Jupiter and Neptune: expect some wild weather reports.
Mars opposes Jupiter:
This is one aspect of a slow moving grand cross, here’s the part where extra yang meets extra inspiration. It’s easy to get carried away or to physically overdo things, so try to cool your jets and enjoy the weekend.
Mercury conjunct Venus:
Can create short circuits between the head and the heart. You may feel impulsive, curious and antsy with little for or hindsight. Good for the shamanic practice of soul retrieval, getting in touch with all your parts
Mars squares Neptune:
Here is a symbolic wake up call, the realization that you can’t afford the luxury of harboring illusions about anything.
Sun enters Aquarius:
When the sun changes signs there is a brief period of crossover, where the old is all burned out and wasted, followed by a yahoo! Lets go for it feel at the start of a new sign. So, here we go again, Aquarius enters with exuberance, goodwill and clarity. How much of this goodwill can be manifested depends on your ability to look at the big picture, reach for the highest good and towards win/win solutions.
Mercury enters Aquarius:
A good time for the sharing of lofty ideas and for networking, so expect, or make a busy the social calendar. Facilitates making new friends and deep conversations with others. Progress will be made this year, think outside the box.
Venus trines Mars:
These earthy players promise the sharing of pleasures between lovers. Enjoy! Good for strategy and financial progress, especially for earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Think big!
Sun conjuncts Mercury:
The next few days are charged with heavy Air energy. The mind goes into overdrive, so try to get some big doses of fresh air during this time, or do something physical, practical and grounded. Remember: Too much air? Apply earth!
Sun opposes Saturn:
Time to get real about your business, especially for the fixed signs. Good for making changes towards progress, also for long term commitments.
Jan 29 :
New Moon 10* Aquarius:
Sun, Moon, Mercury and Neptune all conjunct in the independent thinking, high minded sign of Aquarius. Look out for breakthroughs, or break downs in negotiations and opportunities to reach for what you really want, no compromise. The next few days will be bring powerful insights, good for meditation and channeling peace.
A Slice of Heaven will be published monthly with a focus on current transit forecasts. Alternately I’ll write an herbal self help column that explains the healing merits and practical uses of what’s in your pantry or yard. Kitchen Magic will help you make good use of commonly herbs and spices as foods and medicines.
All the best to you, happy new years one and all.
Are you are at a turning point in your life and would like some insights? Curious about your planetary transits for this year? In need of some loving touch, advise support or coaching? Want to try out some potion? I’d love to help you.
I’m a Topanga Psychic, Astrologer and Herbalist and provide insights, hands-on healing, spiritual counsel and no-nonsense readings for individuals, couples and groups. I also produce fine aphrodisiac Lovepotions and can be found online at www.sexpeace.net 310/596-0295