Author calculated January 21, 2023 New Moon Zodiac Chart via Astro.com
It may finally feel like 2023 is picking up steam with this January 21st New Moon in Aquarius. That’s because Mars and Mercury have already turned direct and Uranus does the same one day after the new moon.
Moving forward with New Year resolutions should get easier now.
There’s serious concern toward relationships and money with Venus conjunct Saturn, however the tone is lightened with both planets in Aquarius. The sign of the water bearer can bring advancement, which complements new beginnings.
I especially like how partnership asteroid Juno in zodiac sign Aries is conjoined by exact degree to Jupiter. This suggests strong potential for wealth and expansion through significant relationships.
As an added bonus, that Juno-Jupiter “conjunction” makes an opportunistic sextile aspect with the new moon. Be bold and courageous when seeking out important people to assist your endeavors. These alignments are truly beneficial.
Below are key dates to watch during this waxing new moon cycle from the following planetary transits. Aside from the Moon, the cosmos starts vibing at least one or two days before the aspect patterns are perfectly synchronized.
January 24 – 25: On Tuesday the Sun in Aquarius sextiles Jupiter in Aries for uplifting growth in any area of life you choose. Beneficial Jupiter vibrations are further emphasized Wednesday as the Moon enters Aries and connects to Jupiter that evening. Both are generally considered very positive planetary indicators.
January 26 – 27: Venus enters Pisces on Thursday at 9:33 pm Eastern time. Venus in Pisces until February 20 is a lovely time to attract peace, healing and harmony. Healing is further accentuated with an Aries Moon conjoining Chiron early on Thursday along with Mercury in Capricorn square Chiron very early Friday.
Note: Chiron also relates to inflation matters. Feeling challenges of higher living costs also needs healing. Consider how money planet Venus can best support your dreams. Go where the flow takes you.
January 29: A great day for taking actions on inventive thoughts and communications with Sun trine Mars and Mercury trine Uranus. A need for flexibility as well as surprises may show up as part of a new path for progress.
February 1: More opportunities for all kinds of healing are indicated. With the Sun sextile Chiron, I’m encouraged the Fed might only raise interest rates by 25 basis points after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concludes.
February 3 – 4: The Sun squares Uranus on Friday while Venus squares Mars on Saturday. These closely combined energies may signal tensions surrounding unexpected events, relationships and money. We’re almost at the next full moon (Sunday, February 5).
There tends to be a lot of “shop and spend” momentum on or near full moons. I suspect volatile markets on February’s first Friday. More buying than selling is conceivable. Uranus can be unpredictable, wild and free; as above so below.
Here’s a look at the above mundane synastry comparison of the USA Sibly birth chart with this new moon transit:
House area 1: Transiting Mercury conjoins natal Eris. This suggests discord in government communications and coincides with a critical debt ceiling debate underway. Can you believe the US is $31+ trillion dollars in debt??!!!
House area 2: Transiting Pluto conjoins natal Pluto. We’re still in the midst of great financial change and transformation. Past issues are highlighted around January 26th when a transiting life force Sun shines a spotlight on USA’s natal South Node. (Perhaps memories of the last debt ceiling debacle?)
House area 3: Near January 24 transiting Venus plus Saturn’s approach conjoining USA’s Moon infers an emotional, sensitive time regarding relationships, money, and restriction. The public mood is serious about societal conditions.
House area 6: Mars is barely at its usual speed since turning direct on January 12. Mars still connected to Uranus implies continued issues with job layoffs, vaccines or national health matters during this waxing Moon phase.
For financial astrologers and investors, here’s what stands out to me in the above synastry comparison of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) birth chart with this new moon transit:
House area 8: Transiting Venus conjoins NYSE natal Pluto. This suggests monetary transformation, especially for any Aquarius-related tech stocks. Realist Saturn is nearby accenting a need for solid financial investment structures.
House area 10: Transiting Neptune is hovering at the NYSE 23° Pisces Midheaven point (see black upward pointing arrow). Neptune indicates a lack of clarity, faith in big dreams, and deception. IMHO it’s an unfortunate transit for the NYSE, signifying the underlying status is not as it appears.
The above synastry comparison of the natal Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) birth chart with this new moon transit has at least three impactful planetary connections:
House area 10: Transiting Mars sits at the DJIA Midheaven point (see black upward pointing arrow). In ancient Hellenistic and mundane astrology, Mars is considered a malefic (malicious) planet. It’s also a trigger planet often inciting negative events. I should mention a harsh pairing with transiting Mars conjoining DJIA natal Pluto is imminent.
House area 7: Transiting Jupiter and Juno connecting to DJIA natal Mars denotes bold actions in partnership matters. This alignment suggests attention on mergers and acquisitions, plus companies collaborating together on more ventures. Defense and sports stocks with Jupiter in Aries are sectors worth reviewing for gainful investing.
The above synastry comparison of the NASDAQ birth chart with this new moon transit has some noteworthy contacts:
House area 1: Transiting Uranus is closely linked to NASDAQ natal Saturn. We can expect some ingenious reorganizing or disappointing surprises in the structures of tech companies: potentially more job losses, or discouraging earnings reports.
House area 10: The January 21 New Moon conjoins NASDAQ natal Mercury. It almost looks like a brand-new beginning for this index after the hellacious 2022 bear market. Surprisingly, I’ve noticed lately this sector often seems less volatile than the DJIA. I conclude it’s largely due to Pluto right now being more amplified by transits than Uranus.
House area 11: Transiting Venus linking to NASDAQ natal North Node on the new moon may deliver a positive albeit brief bounce. It would be nice to see the momentum linger into the last full trading week of January.
House area 12: Transiting Chiron connects to NASDAQ dwarf planet of discord, Eris. A healing of financial wounds from 2022 still appears to be on tap for the collective – investors and consumers alike.
Thank you for reading my forecast. Until next time, I wish you a joyful and prosperous new moon cycle.
© 2023 Trudy Carol
Disclaimer: The above content is for informational and educational purposes only. No guarantees to accuracy are being made. The information contained herein should not be interpreted as personal advice for finances or investments. This is not a solicitation or endorsement to buy or sell financial products, equities and/or securities. The author and website publisher do not accept or assume any liability or responsibility for any private asset choices and purchases made. An individual’s own mental thoughts, free will and actions always create their unique destiny.
The rollercoaster ride is not over yet!
The Full Moon in Cancer on Friday, January 6, 2023 is exact at 6:08 pm Eastern time. There are some auspicious planetary lineups between the Sun, Mercury and Uranus coinciding with this full moon.
We’ll be shaken out of any doldrums for the next 2 weeks. On and near this day, plans for brilliant out-of-the-box strategies for relationship and financial rewards have good celestial juice. Futuristic tactics work best now.
My assessment: Be prepared for some volatility in all areas of life within the next few weeks. Uranus is strongly accented and can be full of sudden surprises. Three planets changing their course is also an indicator of investing whiplash. Thank heavens we're almost out of retrograde season!
Key dates to watch:
January 9: Venus in Aquarius trines Mars in Gemini. Seek interdependent relationships and flexibility for financial harmony.
January 12: Mars turns direct after a 7-month retrograde. Market trend reversals are likely.
January 14: Venus square Uranus marks an emphasis in financials, money matters and relationships. Surprise challenges are accented.
January 18: Mercury turns direct while the Sun conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Two big moves in one day suggest market trend reversals are yet again possible.
January 20: Sun enters Aquarius while ruling sign Uranus stations direct. This genius, rebellious energy kicks in just before a New Moon on January 21.
Specifically for financial astrologers and investors, here’s a look at the above synastry comparison chart of the natal New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with this Full Moon transit:
Notice planet Neptune (red, outside wheel) hovering near the NYSE Midheaven at 23° Pisces (black arrow). This suggests a great deal of confusion, delusion and possible deception for investors. It’s best to avoid wishful thinking about your portfolio right now.
In the 10th house section: transit Jupiter (red, outside wheel) is connected to NYSE South Node (blue, inside wheel). This symbolizes a karmic chapter of excess spending is now ending. We all must face the music leaving old beliefs and paradigms behind.
In the 8th house: transit Saturn (red, outside) is conjoined to NYSE Pluto (blue, inside). This denotes a major restructuring of power for corporations and governments has been underway and is almost complete.
In the 1st house: transiting Full Moon (red, outside) links with NYSE Chiron (blue, inside). The Moon represents a nation’s citizens. Chiron embodies wounds and/or healing. The 1st house is a mirror for the NYSE which after 2022 has been wounded and needs healing.
For mundane astrology enthusiasts, let’s look at the above synastry comparison chart of the natal USA Sibly chart with this Full Moon transit:
Notice the 6th house section has Mars (red, outside wheel) connected to Uranus (blue, inside wheel). This suggests an added likelihood for tumultuous events, particularly regarding employment matters for U.S. workers. It also implies the health of the U.S. economy is on shaky ground.
The 2nd house section has planet Pluto (red, outside) conjoining the USA’s natal planet Pluto in Capricorn (blue, inside). The 2nd house represents income and earnings. Pluto symbolizes death, regeneration and rebirth.
HUGE: America is still undergoing a major transformation of earnings, power and control, as embodied by Pluto. This USA Pluto return is a rare 248-year cycle and will remain an underlying factor throughout 2023.
Also in the 2nd house, in the sign of Aquarius, Venus with P. Fort. aka Part of Fortune (red, outside) is linked to the USA South Node. A financial turning point, end of certain relationships and/or values is inferred.
As shown in the 7th house section, this Full Moon is only 3° from the USA natal Sun. America’s government and country identity will surely be in the global spotlight for these next few weeks.
What looms ahead: transit Saturn will soon move from the 2nd to 3rd house and conjoin the USA natal Moon on or near February 11. This rare cycle seems to signal an upcoming U.S. recession. Saturn can either stabilize or restrict daily communications and commerce of people (consumers or retail investors) as shown by the Moon.
As above, so below. Other points for investors to always remember:
Wishing everyone a blessed and productive 2023!
© 2023 Trudy Carol
Disclaimer: The above content is for entertainment and educational purposes only. No guarantees to accuracy are being made. The information contained herein should not be interpreted as personal advice for finances or investments. This is not a solicitation or endorsement to buy or sell financial products, equities and/or securities. The author and website publisher do not accept or assume any liability or responsibility for any private asset choices and purchases made. An individual’s own mental thoughts, free will and actions always create their unique destiny.