From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, January 2015
For those of you who are local, S.T.A.R. Guild Astrology study group meets on the 4th Tuesday of January, the 27th at the library in Cocoa at 308 Forrest Ave. at 6pm. All interested in Astrology are welcome. We will look at the rising sign in the horoscope and its ruler or rulers. The rising sign represents an important facet of one’s personality and the condition of the ruler or rulers with sign and house position and aspects gives additional information about the person and the condition of their life. We’ll look at our own charts, so if you attend, please bring your chart.
In December numerous important events took place. On the 3rd, the grand jury in the Gardner case did not indict the police officer who caused his death. The next day angry Mars went into the people sign, Aquarius. In this country this is especially important because the Moon, representing the people in the U.S. Chart is in Aquarius. So, we have had many demonstrations by people who are distressed. Mars in this position is also in opposition by sign to Jupiter, the legal planet. Earlier in the month, a square between Jupiter and Saturn probably added to various forces in society being in conflict.
A federal budget was passed on the 13th with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in a T square by sign. Jupiter and Saturn are both financial planets and Mars represents action.
Many events happened around mid-month. The Taliban attacked a school and killed many children. Jupiter in the tense T square is in Leo, the sign of children. Jupiter in Leo is good for children but not when violent Mars is opposing it.
On the 15th the Uranus Pluto square was perfect again. These planets are extreme and Uranus is technological. North Korea was tied to the Sony hacking attack on the 17th. These planets move slowly, so the effect happens over a longer time. These planets are like a cyber attack in that the technology (Uranus) is overwhelmed (Pluto).
On a different note, the President wants to open up Cuba. Although I respect the feelings of Cubans, I’m looking forward to a trip to Hemingway’s Finca. The President has action taking Mars passing through his rising sign. And he has Saturn at the top of his chart, stimulating his authority. And Jupiter is in his Sun sign giving him confidence. Sounds like executive and other actions to me.
Two cops were shot and killed on the 20th, taking us back to the demonstrations and Mars opposing Jupiter, the violent planet and the law planet.
On the 28th early in the morning, flight 8501 crashed in a storm. The Sun, Pluto, the Ascendant, and Mercury were all squaring Uranus, the technical planet. In the departure chart, the Moon, ruling the destination, was in the water sign Pisces, and low in th chart. This is how we say the bottom of the sea.
Saturn went into Sagittarius on Dec. 23rd. The pressure is off Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus, and Leo and now on Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo. The first group should take time to heal. The second group should rest, sleep, not overwork, and set sensible goals for the next 3 years. Good can come from this if we are smart about it.
Mars goes into Pisces on Jan. 12th. It will square Saturn during mid-month. This can bring difficulties, so we should be circumspect. Our psychology and our world view will need some harmonizing. Mercury will go retrograde on the 21st, so from then until the end of the month, let’s be focused. The opposition of Mars and Jupiter is perfect on the 1st of January. We will benefit from being very positive in our actions the last week in Dec. and the 1st week in January. Trouble comes from action mixed with bad judgment.
Full Moon on the 4th & 5th in Cancer focuses on private life and public life. New Moon on the 20th and 21 in Aquarius gives us the opportunity to have a new start in how we deal with people and ideas in a global way.
Fairly good days this month are: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 31.
I’ll be talking about the Astrology of 2015 at Aquarian dreams on the 17th at 11am. Call Cheri to register at 321 729 9495. And email me to give me your birth data. We’ll be looking at the energies of the sky in the world and in us.
Also, I’ll be doing Astrology mini readings at Book and Bead in Merritt Island on Sunday, Jan. 18th. Call me if you need me. Happy New Year! Leslie
Jan. 2015 Newsletter
From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, January 2015