New Moon in Aquarius

"It is the Dawning of...."

The Moon just entered Aquarius at 7:33pm Pacific this evening, becoming exactly New at 1:39pm tomorrow afternoon. There is a lot of electricity in the air.

Venus is stationing above our heads, preparing to go Direct in Capricorn on Friday at 12:49pm Pacific. Venus has been Retrograde (moving backwards) for the whole month of January - creating the desire to reevaluate all our relationships. Creativity has been on hold for weeks. I'm so glad to see the energy moving in forward again!!

Mercury is moving into Pisces on Friday at 6:29am, bringing strong intuition but fuzziness in communication. Mercury is also preparing to Retrograde next Thursday, February 6 at 1:43pm. Mercury will be Retrograde (going backwards) for all of February.

AND!!! This Friday begins the Year of the Wood Horse. This will be a very fast paced and exciting year. Very good for people born in the years of the Dog and Tiger - but challenging for those born in the Year of the Rat. Just keep a low profile and you'll be OK.

More to come soon!

Elizabeth Rose


Venus visible tonight

From Sky & Telescope: "Friday, January 3 After sunset, look far to the lower right of the waxing crescent Moon for Venus, dropping lower every day. How many more days can you keep Venus in view? It will reach inferior conjunction, 5° north of the Sun, on January 11th."

AND a wonderful new image of Jupiter: 

"Jupiter on December 26th, imaged in extraordinary detail by Christopher Go in the Philippines.

The Great Red Spot (GRS) is unusually strong orange this season. Note the massive turbulence in the South Equatorial Belt to the spot's following (celestial east) side. Barely following the spot, a tiny new bright-white outbreak has begun. The System II longitude on the central meridian here is 226°; the Red Spot had recently crossed the meridian."