Jan ’23 Newsletter

From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, Jan 2023

Here’s wishing all of you the best in 2023.

S.T.A.R. Guild met Dec 27th. We talked about good uses of the Mars in Gemini energy and how to fix and heal whatever we experienced during the Uranus/Saturn square. We also looked at the meaning of any planet in a house and the sign that corresponds to it. For example, planets in Aries and planets in the first house both define identity.

Here are the events of interest in December.

Griner was freed under a Gemini Moon on Dec. 8th. She has Mars in Gemini in her chart. Mars has been in Gemini in the sky since late August ’22. She’s having her Mars return. This position connected more with her freeing than her arrest. Some good things do happen under a Mars return.

Twitter email disclosures continue under Musk’s ownership. Mars in Gemini, troublesome communications, probably has some connection here.

Incidentally, Jay Leno has Mars in Gemini and he was injured on his hands and face and hospitalized in a fire. Mars rules fire and the face and Gemini rules the hands.

Cinema left the Dems under a Cancer Moon on Dec 9th. The U.S. has the Sun in Cancer and the Sun rules the power structure.

FTX leader, Sam Bankman-Fried, was arrested for fraud under a Leo Moon on Dec. 12th. Leo loves to do things with flare. He has Saturn in Aquarius, where it is now in the sky. This is his Saturn return. And the Leo Moon was opposing this when he was arrested.

A nuclear fusion breakthrough happened under a Leo Moon on Dec. 13th. The first a-bomb was dropped on people under a Leo Sun. Leo and the Sun are both about Power. Saturn in Aquarius may also relate to this in that Aquarius is about science advancement and Saturn is about long term difficult projects.

The January 6th commission offered criminals referrals on Trump with a Scorpio Moon on Dec. 19th. Scorpio is at the low point in his chart. The high point is a place of honor and this is the opposite.

The Ferndale Earthquake on Dec. 20th has the Scorpio Moon opposite Uranus and square Saturn.

The bomb cyclone on the 22nd and 23rd happened under a new Moon in cold Capricorn near three other planets in Capricorn.

The ongoing migrant entrance into the U.S. is probably associated currently with Mars in Gemini in the sky and in our U.S. horoscope. We are having our Mars return from late Aug ’22 until late March ’23. Gemini is a people sign and Mars is activity and also trouble. We have stresses on the migrants, stresses on U.S. citizens, stresses on U.S. services, and the involvement of criminal cartels.

In January after the 23rd, all planets are direct, no retrogrades. There should be a sense that things are moving along. The next retrograde is Mercury in later April.

The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in Capricorn along with extreme Pluto and this brings us extreme events. In areas where we have control, we should try to deal well with forceful things and people.

The Sun in week 4 and Venus for most of the month are in the same sign as Saturn, Aquarius. And they are squaring unpredictable Uranus by sign. We should continue to act so that we avoid loss and try to achieve some joy. If you look around you, we see examples that there are those who do this.

Jupiter is in Aries through mid-May. This brings enthusiasm and is good for us.

Mars continues in Gemini until late March. A good use of this energy is to engage in positive, productive, constructive activity.

In March 3 slower moving planets change sign, Saturn, Mars, and Pluto. This suggests that whatever our concerns up until then, will be different after this.

Fairly good days in Jan. are: 1, 4, 11, 12, 17, 20, 24, 25, 30, & 31.

Call or email me if you need services.

I will be doing the Sunshine Lecture on Jan. 29th at 9am at the Yoga Shakti Mission on Heild Rd. They are nice people in a lovely setting.

S.T.A.R. Guild will meet on Jan. 24th. The advanced group will start online on Skype at 6 and the beginners at 7. We will start looking at aspects. Email me to get directions if you want to attend next month.

Other Astrological groups in Florida that might interest you are: Spica in St Pete, South Florida Astrological Association, and North Florida Astrological Association.

You can find my piece, “Events of ’22” under Year’s End on my site.

Astrologer Leslie Marlar PAI ’77


Hermetician Church of Light ’93


Honors Graduate, BGS, Rollins ’90