Sun Signs for January 2023
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in January and in the New Year. The emphasis this month is on the signs Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Gemini, and Aries. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Capricorn sets goals, Aquarius knows, Pisces believes, Gemini perceives, and Aries acts. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury all month are in Capricorn. We find ourselves being disciplined, remembering our high standards, and setting and achieving goals. While planets are passing through Capricorn they approach Pluto and stimulate forces. The Sun in week 4 and Venus from the 2nd through the 26th are in Aquarius. We are social and intelligent and friends with everyone. Planets passing through Aquarius meet Saturn and we become more serious. Mercury is retrograde until the 18th, so, let’s continue to slow down and focus. Venus is in Pisces from the 26th and shows our subtle sourroundings to be beneficial. Jupiter has left Pisces and is in Aries until mid-May. This brings the opportunity and expansion of Jupiter to Aries. After mid-May Jupiter will go into Taurus and brings those natives good things. Mars is in Gemini from week 4 of August until the 4th week of March. This is huge and affects anyone with something important in Gemini, for example, the U.S., Trump, Kamala, and Biden. We all should harmonize our thoughts and speech to counter the tendency for these areas to be tense. Saturn, is still in Aquarius until March of ’23. It can bring difficulty to Aquarian things like: humanity, knowledge, friends, hope, and the future. It is important that we think, act, and behave in positive ways to counter this. This affects the world and us personally. Saturn can also promote drive and get us where we want to go, through positive qualities like planning, work, & learning from setbacks. Uranus in Taurus until 2026 brings the unexpected in finances, and the original in art. For Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius dealing with the unexpected or disruptive is on tap. This will take good managerial skills and the ability to know what we can manage, and what we can’t. Resting, being one of the good guys, and not living on the edge are important. The square of Saturn and Uranus is weakening and almost over. There shouild be less unexpected trouble, and less trouble with technical things. Neptune is still in its long term stay in its own sign of altered states, Pisces. Meditation can help us do this in legal and safe ways.
Pluto is still in Capricorn and brings transformation to government and business.
THE BIG STORY in ’23 is that Pluto, Saturn and Mars will change sign in March. Saturn goes from Aquarius to Pisces. Pluto goes from Capricorn to Aquarius and Mars will resume regular motion through the signs after leaving Gemini.The shift of sign of a planet shows a shift of circudmstances and events. So the bottom line is change. Our concerrns and events will be different in ’23. This month we should also note that 3 bodies go direct. These are turning points. Mercury goes direct on the 18th and shows a turn in what we are focused on. Mars goes direct on the 12th and shows our actions or troubles taking a turn, and Uranus goes direct on the 22nd and shows our fascinations taking a turn.
A Full Moon in Cancer on the 5th, 6th, and most of the 7th focuses us on our private lives and our public lives.
A New Moon in Aquarius on the afternoon of the 21st, the 22nd and morning of the 23rd is a new start in our interests in people and ideas.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Libra on the 13th and 14th and in Taurus on the 28th and 29th..
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 1, 4, 11, 12, 17, 20, 24, 25, 30, & 31 . For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon, Manafort’s Sun, Pelosi’s Sun, A.O.C.’s Moon, Bernie’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury all month square you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. And take special care with people above you and with speech. The Sun and Mercury join Pluto, already squaring your sign, and this adds a forceful element to this. Try to deal with this force by being assertive, taking aciton, and building self esteem. Jupiter is back in your sign until mid-May and builds you up and brings opportunity. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 25th, the 26th and much of the 27th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun, Manafort’s Moon, Schumer’s Moon, O’rourke’s Moon, Booker’s Sun, E. Warren’s Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month trine you from Capricorn and bring support. Saturn squares you from Aquarius until March of ’23, and requires harmonizing friendships and money matters. Also try to get along with authority, and get deserved rest. This can bring new goals and success if you stay positive and be your best. The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month, add to this. Uranus re-entered your sign on March ’19 and stays until 2026; this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. Also be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Pluto in Capricorn trines you until March ’23; this shows groups, practical methods, and learning promoting success and finances. Moon in your sign on the 1st & most of the 2nd brings people and events. And 1st Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 27th, the 28th, and 29th brings people and events and requires taking positive action.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) Mars is in your sign from the 4th week of August until the 4th week of March. Expect energy that you can use however you want; but manage stress and conflict if necessary. This is very important. The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month trine you from Aquarius and bring support. Saturn in Aquarius trines you until March ’23. This brings structure that is good for you and brings learning. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Moon in your sign late on the 2nd, the 3rd, the 4th, early morning of the 5th, the 30th, and 31st brings people and events.
Cancer June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc., Jussi Smollette’s Sun, Lindsey Graham’s Sun, Elizabeth Warren’s Sun.) . Jupiter is back in Aries and squares you. Enjoy increased spontaneity but watch out for impulse. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month oppose you from Capricorn. This can bring a variety of people with opportunity if you can get along with formal types. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with any thing or person that is threatening. Neptune is trining you from Pisces until ’25; this benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and promotes learning. Full Moon in your sign on the 5th, 6th, and most of the 7th brings people and events and a focus on you.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s . Moon, Trump’s Ascendant, Robert Mueller’s Sun, Andrew Gillum’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month oppose you from Aquarius; this can bring opportunity if you can get along with knowledgeable types. Jupiter trines you until mid-May from Aries, and brings support, expansion, and good things. Uranus in Taurus squares you until 2026. You may be managing the unexpected. Maintain balance and manage that which you can. New vistas will open up to you. Watch out for undo influence and try to get along with those above you. Saturn entered Aquarius in mid-Dec. ’20 and opposes you until March ’23. This is a big deal. This planet can bring opportunity if you can get along with the ambitious, older, and serious people that you are attracting. Also this planet adds to the Uranian tensions mentioned above. Try to get enough rest and build vitality to mitigate this. Moon in your sign late on the 7th, the 8th, 9th, and early am of the 10th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun, Roger Stone’s Sun, Bernie Sander’s Sun, Cory Booker’s Moon, Ron Desantis’ Sun) Uranus is in Taurus until 2026; it is trining you and brings unexpected support and learning. From the 20th of August until week 4 of March, Mars is in Genini and squares you. This can add energy that you can use for all kinds of actions, but manage stress and conflict if necessary. This is important. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury all month trine you from Capricorn and bring support. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto in Capricorn is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. It might even bring some fun. Moon in your sign on the 10th, 11th, and most of the 12th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Sun, Beto O’Rourke’s Sun, & A.O.C. ‘s Sun) Mars from the 4th week of August until the 4th week of March trines you from Gemini and brings support and energy. Jupiter is back in Aries and opposes you , this can bring enthusiasm and good from those who are energetic. This lasts until mid-May. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is still squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces, especially in the family and home. Try to build self esteem and speak well to get some good out of this. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month add to this. Saturn is in Aquarius through early March and trines you. Your practical skills promote you. The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month add nicely to this. 2nd Quarter Moon in your sign late on the 12th, the 13th, and 14th brings people and events, and requires taking positive action.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign, Nancy Pelosi’s Moon, Roger Stone’s Moon, Bernie Sanders’ Ascendant, Kristen Gillibrand’s Moon). Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Uranus is in Taurus until 2026. It opposes you. Unusual people, things, and events will come to you. Perk up your self esteem and do not succumb to influence. You will be managing the unpredictable. New vistas will open up for you. Saturn is squaring you from Aquarius until March ’23. This is important. It could increase work. Try to get enough rest, and try to increase joy in life to get the most out of this. Home and family may need special attention. The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month join Saturn and add to this. Try to build esteem and get along. Moon in your sign on the 15th, 16th, and morning of the 17th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun, Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) Mars from the 4th week in August until the 4th week of March ’23 opposes you from Gemini. Expect energy and activity and expect your need to manage things to incease. Take care with speech; this is important. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Jupiter is back in Aries and trines you and brings benefit and excitement. And this lasts until min-May. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th, and much of the 19th brings people and events.
Capricorn Dec 21 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun). The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in your sign. The brings a variety of people with opportunity. Be ready to meet the opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, the vibe is right to increase your power. Jupiter is back in Aries and stays until mid-May. It squares you. It can bring benefits if you can avoid extremes and hone your judgment. Uranus is trining from Taurus until 2026 and brings creativity, interesting people, and unexpected support. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign later on the 19th, the 20th, and morning of the 21st brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun, Ron Desantis’ Moon) Uranus squares you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Spring of ’26. Be careful with finances, domestic matters, and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruptive. But also, new vistas can open up for you. Mars trines you from Gemini from the 4th week of August until the 4th week of March and brings energy, support, and more management. Saturn continues in your sign until March ’23. Saturn comes to you and it represents goals and hard work, but also difficulties and delays. It can bring success, but make sure that you build confidence and get enough rest and recreate to build yourself up. Much depends upon you; be wise and positive. The Sun in week 4 and Venus all month join Saturn and add to this. The Sun brings confidence, which can be increased when it is in your sign, and Venus brings enjoyment. New Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 21st, the 22nd, and morning of the 23rd brings people and events and a new start.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Mars from the 4th week of August until the 4th week of March squares you from Gemini. This is big. Your energy should increase but try to manage well whatever situations come along. Family may still need attention. Venus is in your sign from the 26th and brings nice people and things. Various planets sextile you from earth signs and enhance your practicality. Neptune is in your sign from ’12 until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. But you may feel as though you are on an odyssey, so look at your life. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 23, the 24th, and morning of the 25th brings people and events.