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ASTROLOGY: January 2023


“Dispense knowledge, not relief.”

Dr. Douglas Baker

The closest, naked-eye planetary conjunction of the entire year occurs on January 22 between Venus and Saturn. Venus is our most evolved, beautiful, and sacred planet while Saturn is our most troublesome, burdensome, and serious planet. Both will be in Aquarius, the sign of humanity, expansion, and joy. The Sun and the Moon will also be in that sign, lending their light, reflection, and energy to this union.

In esoteric astrology Venus rules Gemini, our sign of education and communication, while Saturn rules Capricorn, our sign of long-term-karma and long delays. This combination suggests a series of slow steps toward the Aquarian goal of brotherhood, coming together and working in groups, recognizing that indeed, we are all One. Under the influence of Saturn, it may feel like these steps are heavy, ponderous, hard work, and no fun at all.

The lesson of this Saturn is to accept our karma and welcome the opportunity to do good in the world for all of humanity, not merely to serve ourselves. Aquarius is the sign of Knowledge: pouring forth knowledge for spiritually thirsty people. When we accept our hardships, rather than merely seeking relief, we work off karma, while our willingness to participate in our own lives can literally take the sting out of Life.

The softening effect of our most famous love planet nudges this humorless, sometimes stilted planet into socializing with pleasure and turning hard times into brief, shining moments of the mere joy of interaction with a fellow human being. At least, this is the potential we have with this union. It also reminds us to “Love our Neighbor as Ourselves,” especially during this unique meeting between two very different planets. It can lighten the load, encourage us to pour forth the love and joy of coexistence with friends and neighbors on the only Blue Planet in our galaxy.

Everyone: Remember that the first month of the year sets the “mood” for your whole year. Live it well.
Energy Follows Thought.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: The ups and downs this month may have you spinning.
Direction: Turn it into a dance.
Soul Thought: Dancers don’t need wings to fly.

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Break those chains of attachment that bind you early in the month!
Direction: Determine, what holds you back?
Soul Thought: But also, what holds you steady?

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: Relationships may tremble some.
Direction: Discover where your firm ground is, then just be with them.
Soul Thought: “Big stories are hunting the right person to tell them.” An aborigine belief

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: The waters are fairly calm this month.
Direction: Feel into it and remember.
Soul Thought: A future baseline.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: As things begin to lighten up, ponder upon what has happened.
Direction: As a springboard for where you want to go.
Soul Thought: What are your greatest hopes and wishes?

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: This energetic shift may affect you more than others.
Direction: As always, Be the Reflection.
Soul Thought: What is it that you reflect?

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Your partnerships may hit a few bumps.
Direction: Focus on holding the road.
Soul Thought: What car (vehicle for the Soul) do you dream of?

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: Communication and arguments smooth out if only you let them.
Direction: Use those fine senses of yours to understand what you’ve learned through conflict.
Soul Thought: Conflict is always for the purpose of finding harmony.

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: All confusion drops away as you take aim and fire.
Direction: On your highest aspirations.
Soul Thought: With love.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: It’s an opportunity to see the big picture in a new way.
Direction: Take a deep breath.
Soul Thought: “Everything breathes together.” Plotinus

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: This entire new year is set up for you in a whole new way!
Direction: It’s a time to maximize your opportunities.
Soul Thought: As big as the Origin of Man!

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: Whether you know it or not, you are slowly winding down from a long haul.
Direction: Don’t stop the hard work now.
Soul Thought: One foot ahead of the other.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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