The Grace of Kali: Astrology Forecast January 16th – 23rd, 2022
What to expect this week?
By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
On Monday 17th, the Wolf Full Moon is at 27 Cancer with Sun conjunct Great Transformer Pluto in Capricorn and square Disruptor Eris in Aries. This is a Moon of permanent endings – foreshadowing new beginnings – revealing whatever or whoever has become redundant or outgrown in your life. As Venus retrogrades through Saturn’s sign of Capricorn until January 29th, this is a time when even your most precious beliefs and realisations about “Me and the life I thought I was living” may fall apart and dissolve in front of your eyes.
This kind of somatic and psychic restructuring is not the sweet, flowy spirituality-kite grace that is found all over Instagram, but a grace that is fierce and wild. It’s the grace of Kali, or that of the wrathful Tibetan goddesses or the Moon, a raging grace, a creative and destructive reorganisation of consciousness.
24 hours after the 27° Cancer Full Moon opposite Pluto, on Tuesday January 18th Awakener Uranus turns forward at 10° Taurus after 5 months of retrograde since August 19th 2021. The Sky God operates by delivering unpredictable shocks, reversals or insights that electrify you out of your comfort zone, teaching you to collaborate with the inevitable.
It’s a time in your life when something new – something eccentric – needs to break through into conscious awareness. Uranus transiting Taurus magnetises the Body Electric – shocking your awareness back to your physicality, rattling your bones, your heart, your electric circuit.
Over the next two weeks, with Uranus direct in Taurus and the Node of Fate crossing into 30 Taurus, anticipate insights and light bulb moments into new and possibly quite radical ways of enhancing your income, your physicality and your support structures. Capture them before they disappear but don’t make any big leaps just yet.
Chandra Symbol Wolf Full Moon CANCER 28
A tremendous cave on the bank of a river.
“Inwardly knowing where to go, what to do, how to do it, and where it all leads. You have a special faculty for karmic clairvoyance. Driven by a force of will that is overwhelming. You are guided to be in the right place at the right time for catching the drift of the tide we all are swimming toward. Unconsciously in touch and in tune with what is happening. Consciously, walking a tightrope between the heights and the depths, and never sure while being sure. Given an engraved destiny – invitation to participate to the utmost in collective cycles of renewal and to stay within your place of power throughout. For you have gathered considerable awareness toward this time of decision, and this vertical attunement is a welcome ingredient – one vitally needed.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
Mercury is now retrograde until February 3rd along with Venus until January 29th. Together, that’s a clear stop, look and listen sign. Sort out and update your communication platforms to better support your connections to groups and networks and get back in touch with former work colleagues or mentors. The emotional Cancer Full Moon on Monday turns your attention to your home and family. There might be issues to sort out, perhaps to do with your parents. Make sure you touch base with those who matter and really pay attention to what’s going on in their lives.
Make no permanent changes or big commitments until after February 3rd.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
Your sign is undergoing renewal and evolution until 2026.This week, on January 18th, unpredictable and innovative Uranus turns forward at 10 Taurus after being on a go-slow since last August. You will feel your energy and your intuition quicken as the Sky God awakens. On the same day, the karmic Node of Fate returns to Taurus bringing eclipses in your sign until 2023, starting in April. This is a once in 18.5 year’s nudge back on track. The Full Moon in Cancer will feel emotional as you are letting go of certain long held plans and dreams that no longer have juice. Given that Mercury is retrograde at the top of your chart until February 3rd, look closely at how your communications platforms support or restrict the flow of your business or career.
What if life has something even better in mind for you than you do?
Gemini Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
Your personal planet Mercury turned retrograde on January 14th in your Aquarian 9th House of travel, study and broadening your horizons. On the 24th, the Messenger backtracks through your angle of resources and shared finances until February 3rd. This money theme is echoed this week by Monday’s potent Full Moon in your 2nd House of income. It suggests chickens coming home to roost -possibly debt being called in, overspending or an investment turned sour- so go through on detail what you earn/attract, what you have to spend on absolute essentials and what is disposable money. With the Sun conjunct Pluto, put a permanent end to wasting cash or splurging on something just for the sake of it. Plug the leaks and make a realistic plan to get out of debt and start saving.
With both Venus and Mercury retrograde, if you are self-employed, money may flow in less easily than usual until February 3rd.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
On Monday the annual Full Moon in Cancer has Sun conjunct Pluto and square the Nodes of Fate, suggesting a definite turning point in one particular relationship. It’s as if the Wheel of Life is creaking forward, taking you along for the ride. Emotions will run high and, for some of you, it may feel as if you’ve absolutely had enough and have run out of road. Take some time out on Monday and Tuesday, if possible, and let the world turn without you, for once. With both Mercury and Venus now retrograde, let things unfold at their own pace and defer any important decisions or purchases until after February 23rd. The rest of this month for you is all about looking back over the last couple of years, acknowledging your courage and reflecting on what you’ve learned.
Release the need to constantly strive for goodness and instead focus on your wholeness.
Leo Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
The week opens with a potent Full Moon in the deepest part of your chart. With the Sun conjunct Pluto, something that is blocking your growth needs to be left behind permanently. This could be an outdate set of beliefs, a habitual defence mechanism or ways in which you consistently sabotage yourself. Which aspects of yourself do you keep bumping up against? Which part of your life feels inflamed or painful? Look at this without self-criticism and notice what comes to mind. From January 19th, the Sun moves into Aquarius and breathes new life and light into one particular partnership. With Mercury retrograde in this part of the sky, go back and mend fences, build bridges and strengthen the ties that bind.
Having compassion for yourself.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
Your own planet Mercury is now retrograde travelling through your work zone until January 26th before backtracking with Venus through your 5th House of creativity, enjoyment and leisure until February 3rd. Is it time to review or revise some of your earlier work or creations, to polish them up, to see fresh potential and discover new markets? Helpfully, Monday’s emotional Full Moon in Cancer is a nudge to widen your people landscape. Are there any intriguing groups, networks or alliances-on or offline- that would love to have you a member? Or would you rather create your own cooperative of like-minded people to explore a common interest?
Support is out there if you look for it.
Libra Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
It’s going to feel like a week of mixed planetary messages. Both Mercury and Venus are retrograde-Venus until January 29th and Mercury until February 3rd – and their theme tune is: “You can’t always get what you want”. Then there is the emotional Full Moon on January 17th across your 10th/4th axis of career and home. The Sun is conjunct Pluto on the home front, so one particular issue may come to the boil. If so, don’t bury your head in the sand but face it head on. You’re rather more concerned with moving career plans forward and probably feeling a little frustrated by the constant restrictions of life at home or the demands of your family. Reframe the delays as a valuable space to get your act together so you can really make progress on your own terms after February 3rd.
Redesign that blueprint.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
The week opens under a potent Full Moon in fellow Water sign Cancer making a helpful angle to your Scorpio Sun. Your ruler Pluto is in the frame, suggesting that something connected with teaching or studying is coming to an end. Perhaps you simply feel as if one former interest or passion has run out of juice. If so, move on without regrets-it’s time. With both Mercury and Venus retrograde, there’s much to disentangle, review and re-evaluate. The Messenger will backtrack across your angle of home until January 26th, so anticipate some sort of communication glitch or crossed wires in your wider family and tribe. On the 18th, unpredictable Uranus turns forward after a 5 months go-slow in your relationship zone. Someone might decide to leave or surprise you with a sudden change of heart.
Shaken and stirred.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
It’s set to be quite an intense and changeable week, so, knowing this, slow the pace right down and be prepared to be ultra-flexible if your plans are de-railed. On Monday 17th, an emotional Full Moon in Cancer aligned with Pluto turns your attention to your one- to- one partnership and raises issues about imbalances in both intimacy and money. Deal with them as they arise and don’t hide your head in the sand. On the 18th, planet of surprises Uranus turns forward after 5 months of go-slow and your workplace could turn volatile. This might mean dealing with resistance to new schedules or having to change your own routine quite radically. With Mercury now backtracking through your 3rd House, get all your communication platforms right up to date.
See whatever happens as long overdue change for the better.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
This week’s potent astrology could be about to take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer shines a spotlight on one close relationship and, since the Sun is in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, expect some intense exchanges. With Venus retrograde in your sign until January 29th, you are already reviewing certain ties and contracts and this Full Moon may bring closure. You may also be grieving for times past and for those no longer with you. On January 19th, the Sun moves into Aquarius, focusing your mind on the financial implications of your decisions. Let it all percolate for now, as Mercury is retrograde until February 3rd, when a degree of clarity will return.
Your heart knows what your mind cannot understand.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
The week begins under a potent Full Moon in Cancer, highlighting your health and wellbeing. Given that Pluto is aligned with the Moon and the Nodes of Fate, it suggests that an issue you’ve been ignoring needs to be addressed head on. Whether it’s a toxic habit or neglect or a symptom that won’t disappear, do something proactive to change it. Given that Mercury is now backtracking through Aquarius until January 26th, take the time to review, re-evaluate and re-think ways in which you might have been underestimating yourself. Double check all your posts, texts, emails for glitches or lack of clarity before pressing send and while you’re at it, get all your communication platforms up to date.
A helpful reality check.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: January 16-23, 2022
On Monday 17th, a stunning Full Moon in fellow Water sign Cancer reminds you to stop and smell the roses, to do more of what brings you joy and lifts your heart and far less of what drains your spirit. With the influence of both expansive Jupiter and farsighted Neptune in your sign, as Mercury retrogrades in your deep 12th House, pay close attention to your dreams, to your intuition and to that sense of “knowing” that arise out of nowhere. Just after the Full Moon, Awakener Uranus turns forward in Taurus, nudging you to dig out a project that was left by the wayside earlier last year. As you do, be ready for a sudden download of freshly minted insights and ideas that will re-energise it and bring it to life.
Remember-the magic lies outside your comfort zone.
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
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