Jan ’24 Newsletter

From the Library of Leslie Marlar, January ’24

STAR Guild met early on Dec. 19th and looked at Pluto going to early Aquarius in the members’ charts. We noted what this can mean. Pluto moves very slowly and it has been within “orb”, even while in late Capricorn with any planet in early Aquarius. So, if your life has taken on an extreme feature, you may have something in late Capricorn or early Aquarius. People with a planet in early Aquarius will be my # 1 focus in ’24. It will be squaring my Scorpio Moon all year, so I need to harmonize my mind starting yesterday.

Next month on Jan 23rd at 6pm on Skype, we will look at Pluto in Aquarius in the charts of people in the news. For example, Biden has it squaring his Taurus Moon; he needs to harmonize his mind too. Incidentally, Hunter’s Saturn is very near his Moon, so, Hunter brings him unhappiness.

Various things happened last month.

The Climate Change conference started in Dubai on Nov. 30th. The Sun, Mercury, and hot Mars were in fire sign, Sagittarius.

The Israel/Hamas War has been dominated by planets in Fixed signs affecting the planets in fixed signs in Israel’s chart. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Mars went into Scorpio very soon after the Oct 7th attack. The ground offensive started under the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. The phase 3 pause and hostage release happened when Mars left Scorpio. It expired when the Moon went to Leo. As Pluto goes to Aquarius, the war could last for quite a while. War causes suffering on both sides. It is an ongoing series of awful events. Mars, god of war, is very pronounced in the Israel chart, in the attack by Hamas chart.

With the Sun and hot Mars in fire sign, Sagittarius, I was waiting for the eruption near Grindavik, Iceland. It happened while they were still there on Dec 18th. In the chart set up for the time of the eruption, which shows where the planets are, the Moon is square Mars and the Ascendant is oppose Saturn. We also had the volcano, Marapi erupt on the 3rd in Indonesia, killing 22 souls, as the Sun and Mars were in Sagittarius.

An immense increase in immigration has been in the news since Biden took over. Sagittarius rules strangers and also long distance travel. There has not been a slow moving planet in Sagittarius to account for this. BUT Biden has Sagittarius rising. The rising sign may be the most important thing in any chart. It distinguishes the individual and about 1/12 of the population, from others born on the same day. I’ll discuss this more when I do my piece on Elon Musk.

The DOW reached an all time high on the 13th. Uranus and Jupiter have both been in money sign, Taurus since May ’23. Jupiter will leave Taurus in May ’24 but before that, Jupiter will get very close to Uranus in April ’24. We are all looking at this. Among other things, money should be an issue.

On the 18th an earthquake took place in China. Jish and Meiyi are given as locations. The chart shows the Moon with Saturn, Mars with the MC, and the Ascendant with Neptune, “shaker of earth”. 148 souls were lost.

Trump was kicked off the ballot in Colorado on the 19th. Currently Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus are in his 10th house. This is the reputation house. This is part of the constant attention he is getting.

In January, I am looking at these things.

Various bodies are in Capricorn throughout the month. This is the sign of business and government. So expect events in those areas and by and for those people. And we will be setting goals as usual for this time of year.

Venus squares Saturn early in the month, so let’s give loved ones special attention to counter this.

Mercury squares Neptune in weeks 1 and 2, so we may see strange things or be strange.

In week 2, Mars trines Jupiter. This is upbeat and active.

In week 3, the Sun is with Pluto in Capricorn. We are seeing events at the top.

In week 3 and 4 Mercury is with Mars. This activates our minds. I hope we keep it positive.

In week 4, the Sun and Pluto go to Aquarius and we look to the future. Also, the Sun squares Jupiter and we should try to avoid extremes.

And in week 4, Mars trines Uranus; we are active and original.

Fairly good days this month for doing things are: 7 ( before 4), 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 24, 28, 29, & 30.

New Moon on the 10th and 11th is a new start in our public lives.

Full Moon in Leo 25th and 26th focuses on being in the spotlight; let’s be prepared.

I’ll be at the Yogashakti Mission on Heild Rd. in Palm Bay talking about the Astrology of 2024 at 9 am. They are nice people in a beautiful place. Come see us.

Astrologer Leslie Marlar PAI ’77


Hermetician Church of Light ’93


Honors Graduate, BGS, Rollins ’90