From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, Jan. 2016
For those of you who are local, S.T.A.R. Guild Astrology study group meets on Tuesday, Jan. 26th at the library in Cocoa, Fl. at 308 Forrest Ave. at 6pm. We will be contrasting the dictators we looked at in Nov. with a study of the charts of some great people, like, MotherTeresa, Pope Frances, Gandhi etc.
This past month’s big event was the terrorist shooting in San Bernardino. This happened under an 8th house, last quarter Virgo Moon squaring a Sagittarian Midheaven, Saturn, and Sun. Sagittarius is an armed sign. In the Nov. Paris attack the Moon was in Sagittarius past Saturn. Also, France is having its Saturn return.
The attack was followed by a suggestion from Trump that we ban Muslims. Saturn in Sagittarius shows difficulty with and fear of a religion.
Finally, the tornadoes in Garland, Tx. happened under the Full Moon.
On a positive note, President Carter’s cancer is gone. He has transiting Saturn approaching his Jupiter. Saturn is the cancer, Jupiter is the cure. And transitting Jupiter is on his Mercury in therapeutic Virgo. Let’s hear it for science and prayers.
In January, Mercury is retrograde from the 5th through the 25th. So, let’s be focused. Mercury’s connection with extreme Uranus and Pluto during the last half of the month, turns our attention to extremes, but also makes us smarter. Mars in Scorpio is a great time for transforming actions. The Sun and Mercury in Capricorn for much of the month turn our attention to setting goals.
The New Moon in Capricorn on the 8th, 9th, and much of the 10th, is a natural time for setting new goals and it gives insight into the new year. For 2016, extremes continue but also some good accomplishments. Incidentally, Jeb! has a Capricorn Moon. Full Moon in Leo later on the 23rd, the 24th, and 25th is about power but also play. Pres. Obama, Hillary, Huckabee, and Trump have lots of Leo.
Fairly good days this month are: 4, 11, 14, 18, and 27.
I’ll be doing a class on “The Astrology of 2016” at Aquarian Dreams in Indialantic on the Saturday, the 16th from 1 to 3. Call Cheri to register at 321 729 9495 and email me with your birth data. If I already have it , email me so that I can bring it. You are part of the class and I have to study it ahead of time. I’ll be a Book & Bead in Merritt Island on the 17th.
I’ll be at the YogaShakti Mission in Palm Bay on Feb. 7 talking about 2016 in the world.
Call me if you need me.
I wish you all the Happiest New year!