**Whether Astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ Ed.
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” ~ Unknown
On Saturday, January 7th, we will experience a rare astrological event—all planets will turn direct.
During most years, at any given time there is at least one planet in retrograde motion, however it’s not unusual to see a few in that motion as well—but rarely, do all the planets turn direct at the same time.
This phase of action will last until February 6th when Jupiter turns retrograde.
The reason that this is such a big deal is that it’s happening in a very auspicious manner. Venus has moved into Pisces, and Mercury is turning direct at the start of the New Year.
It’s clear that this is a time for movement, for action and for exploring whatever it is that has been calling to us for some time.
Astrology is not about a one-time chance that will never happen again—we just have the option as to whether we are going to walk in fully into what is waiting for us, or if we will need a gentle push in the right direction.
What is meant for us will always hit its mark in our lives right on time.It’s not possible to mess up our life’s plan so severely that we feel desperate and without hope.
Yet, even with that being the case, sometimes the divine orchestrates such an event that it’s impossible to ignore.
We missed something—something big—something that, quite possibly, we didn’t think was meant for us.
We left it behind in 2016, thinking that it was over—that we were making the right choice and that we had better things waiting for us.
We thought we were being adult about it.
But really, we missed an important part of a conclusion we drew too soon.
The thing is that we can say we are moving on, and that we are going in a new direction, but sometimes—no matter how far we move—the divine force in this world moves us right back to where we were.
With Mercury just ending, a fog is lifting, and there is clarity about a situation we had thought was all figured out—and because Venus, the planet of love, just turned direct in the loving and ethereal sign of Pisces, it seems that there is a matter of the heart that hasn’t yet been decided.
No matter how much we think we know the ending, sometimes the universe shows us that this was only the first act.
This next month—whether we want it to or not—possesses the ability to change everything in an instant.
Where you once felt stuck, things will suddenly fall apart to reveal new information and alternate endings you could never have imagined.
Where you once struggled could give way to ease.
And indecision could suddenly become nothing but a faded memory of a time when your head and heart fought battles over your future.
The truth is that no great moment comes without first creating chaos, so the potential is there for January to be like that child’s snow globe that they can’t resist shaking up just to see what might happen next.
But that’s also what we have to remember—none of us knows how this will play out, and none of us knows what the ending of any of this will be.
We are being guided though, we are being given clear heads and courage—moments of realizing exactly what is occurring and what those feelings are that flutter throughout your heart.
In February, we will have the last eclipse in a cycle that began last September, so anyone who thinks that they can just leave 2016 in the dust hasn’t really understood that the reality is there are never any true endings.
Situations morph, evolve and transition—sometimes more beautifully than we could ever anticipate.
The one thing that we have to remember during this month is that we aren’t being fooled. Perhaps this month, more than any other in a very long time, we will see clearly the matters of our hearts. We will find the words where we previously struggled, and suddenly sense will be made from everything that has transpired for perhaps the past few years.
Once in a while there is a stitch in a time—a moment where things just suddenly fall into place.
A moment occurs when the planets truly align at the finger of God, and all along we realize that this was his plan.
Perhaps we will finally understand that we were never off course—we’re just blind to the destination.
All of this means something. There are no coincidences—only synchronicities.
It’s been said that we can ask the universe for all the signs we want, but that ultimately, we see what we want to see when we’re ready to see it.
January is asking us just one question: “Are you ready?”
Are you ready to see everything that you were too scared to open your eyes to before? Are you ready see the life that is meant for you?
Perhaps there are no final choices or endings, but once in a while, the universe and God conspire to give us a chance at having the life we’ve always prayed for—our only job is to listen.
Our mission this month is to be open to change, so we can let ourselves be led to where we need to be, instead of planting our feet in resistance.
Because once in a while, miracles really can happen—but only if we let them.
“What good are wings without the courage to fly.” ~ Atticus
Author: Kate Rose
Image: Instagram @murexmedia
Editor: Yoli Ramazzina