All positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (11 hours East of Greenwich)
The SUN entered the CARDINAL EARTH SIGN of CAPRICORN on Sunday, December, 22, 2019, at 3.19 pm, and will transit CAPRICORN until Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1.54 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.
January 2020 fast moving Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods
MERCURY entered CAPRICORN on Sunday, December 29, at 3.54 pm, and will transit CAPRICORN until Friday, January 17, at 5.30 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS. MERCURY will then transit AQUARIUS until Monday, February 3, 10.37 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.
MERCURY will not be finished with AQUARIUS though, becoming Stationary Retrograde on Monday, February 17, on 12°53′ of PISCES, returning to AQUARIUS, in retro motion, on Wednesday, March 4. MERCURY will turn Direct on Tuesday, March 10, on 28°13′ of AQUARIUS, transiting this Sign until Monday, March 16, at 2.42 pm, only then re-entering PISCES for good.
MARS has been transiting SCORPIO since Tuesday, November 19, at 5.40 pm, and will remain in SCORPIO until Friday, January 3, at 8.37 pm, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS. MARS will then transit SAGITTARIUS until Sunday, February 16, 10.32 pm.
January 2020 slow moving Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods
CHIRON entered ARIES for good on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026.
For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.
URANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit TAURUS until April 26, 2026.
This was indeed the great event of the year 2019.
If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
URANUS turned STATIONARY RETROGRADE on August 12, 2019, and will turn DIRECT again on January 11, 2020, between 06°36′ and 02°38′ of TAURUS.
January 2020 Lunar Nodes Signs Ingress
The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting CANCER and CAPRICORN respectively since November 6, 2018. The MOON NODES will transits these Cardinal Signs until May 6, 2020, entering then the Mutable Signs of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI.
In the month of January 2020 they will cover the degrees between 08°23’and 07°52′ of CANCER and CAPRICORN, mostly in Retro Motion, as usual.
January 2020 Four Major Asteroids: Ceres–Pallas-Juno-Vesta’s Signs Ingress
PALLAS entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8 2019, and will transit SAGITTARIUS until Saturday, January 18, 2020, then entering CAPRICORN where she will remain until Thursday, April 30, entering AQUARIUS. PALLAS will however return to CAPRICORN, due to Retrogradation, between June 3 and December 7, 2020.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR of the METAL RAT
January 25, 2020 ~ February 12, 2021
According to an ancient legend, the Rat was the first of the Chinese ‘Animals’ to reach the Jade Emperor’s party to which all Twelve Animals had been invited. The Emperor had decreed that the first one to arrive will forever begin the cycle of the year. The smart Rat managed to arrive first by a bit of trickery. He rode on the back of the mighty Ox, in order to swim the river and jump to the other side before everyone else.
Since then the Rat always begins a new cycle of the Twelve Years Chinese Zodiac. 2020 though is an even more important new beginning because, after sixty years during which the Twelve Animals belonged to the Earth Element (there are Five Elements in Chinese Cosmology), from this year onward the focus will shift to the Metal Element and will continue to do so for the next sixty years.
From the above it is obvious that the Rats of this world (people born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020) are clever, taking advantage of all opportunities that appear on their horizon, their instincts very alert. They are also charming, vivacious, energetic, witty and mentally flexible. They are full of initiative and optimism too, but cautious and practical as well, a great combination to succeed in all manner of enterprise. Despite their abundance of vitality Rats also enjoy the quiet life, after gaining the comfort they crave.
The Metal Element in Chinese Cosmology adds tenacity and will power to each one of the Twelve Animals, with the risk of becoming too rigid and inflexible at times. On the positive side this Element enhances self-confidence and also instills a natural respect for others.
In the Year of the Rat we can all be a bit more alert to new opportunities and clever in managing our resources. Like the Rat did to come first in the race we may have more chances to succeed by thinking out of the box, thus finding solutions to our problems we could not envision before; and especially by remaining optimistic in the face of difficulties and setbacks.