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The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: January 3 – 9, 2021
1/4 ~ Mercury (mind, thoughts & ideas) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation):
This activation takes you into the depths of your own mind & consciousness, deepening all communications. You may find yourself obsessing over something, either by yourself or in an attempt to convey something to another. Superficial, quick once-overs, trying to keep things ‘light’ will not likely be possible with this energy. You may feel determined to dig deeper until you get to the core or base issue. It’s good for soul-searching when it’s motivated by a genuine desire to know the truth, rather than to evade it. It’s not-so-good when you’re obsessing over someone or something which no longer serves you (or your Highest good). The challenge with this energy is the tendency to be really intense and locked-in on your own point of view, which is no less valid, but often this type of mental intensity blinds you to something obvious that you overlooked because you were not being objective, but being driven by much deeper (possibly unconscious) emotions. Your intensity is capable of influencing others but be aware of the difference between sharing information and trying to “convince, convert or cajole” others, as that can naturally attract challenges & opposition. Remember, the opposite can also be true, where you’re on the receiving end of this intense energy from someone else (trying to convince you). The best way to use this energy, as it doesn’t really last that long, is to turn that intensity toward Self, peel the layers to your own Truth & Purpose and go deeper into your own subconscious motivations. The channels are open for a time and you can communicate and receive information from the deepest part of your SoulSelf. This is an Initiation.
1/6 ~ Mars Enters TAURUS:
This energy is driven to create something useful and beautiful or at least making enough money to afford the useful and the beautiful. There is a deep-rooted understanding & inner knowing that rewards come through hard work, dedication & patience. You will work harder than ever during this time, that’s why it’s vital to stay focused. The underlying drive here is often financial security, but we have to go deeper to the personal values & priorities. You must understand fully that money is one of many resources and is not always a guarantee of happiness. Food, sex & money are personal aspects of life that we all have our preferences about but when you are evolving, so too do your tastes and desires so it is good to consciously upgrade when Mars moves through Taurus. What are you attracted to and repelled by at this time? Whatever you’re working on or creating at this time has the capacity to be of great value or possibly bring financial gain, however, that should not be your primary motivation. Taurean energy has a single-mindedness about it, which is great for accomplishing a goal or finishing a project, but not so great for starting new projects or moving in a new direction.
1/8 ~ Mercury Enters AQUARIUS (until March 15th):
Mercury moving in for an extended stay in Aquarius is going to wake up your consciousness in that Area of Life (House). We are getting a chance to dig into any dogmatic thinking, rigid/crusty old consciousness or any mental rut that holds you back and keeps you small. 2020 has been liberating in that you can truly reinvent yourself in any way that you can imagine, so this 2-month period will help you unlock your unique genius and inner creative, critical thinker. You’re going to be best supported when your heart approves the ideas, thoughts or concepts. Ultimately, this is an opportunity to release any attachments to the “old story” of the “old you”. 2021 is new territory and we’ve all been stripped pretty raw in 2020 so whatever parts of you, your ideas, thoughts & concepts that are still solid, those are the unique aspects of you that need to shine through in your words, thoughts & deeds going forward. So use this review to clarify where you’ve held onto an old persona over-long, assess how rigid your own thinking can be and under what circumstances it hurts more than it helps and you can break out of your own rut, if you are conscious about this time. This is also a good time to ask your Guides for the most creative solutions, radical ideas and unique brilliance to be awakened and channeled through you in a healthy, productive way that expands your individual world and makes you more valuable to the team.
1/8 ~ Venus Enters CAPRICORN (until Feb 1st):
This activates an upgrade to the structure or foundation of your life. You are responsible for creating, maintaining and sustaining your own life. Essentially, Venus is renewing the values & priorities in your Capricorn House. It is time to own your Inner Authority, anchor your innate ability to run your own life and renew the definition of emotional security and physical boundaries. What is most important to you around the fundamentals of home & work and self/other or individual & relationships, here & now today? How you make decisions and define security has likely shifted dramatically since 2013, and will shift again by 2022 (next Venus Retro in Capricorn). This month, you are supported to establish new roles, rules & responsibilities for your Self. Does what you have been dedicated to, building and maintaining, actually reflect your deepest, core values? Do you spend your resources of time, energy & money on memories or material items? Education or elitism? Progress or postponement? Capricorn energy always reveals where you are rigid, dry & unstable. It’s about carrying your own weight, not the weight of the world and Capricorn is very present to the here & now fundamentals (home, work, food, shelter). It’s time to dedicate your efforts toward productive ends that both support you & serve others. It’s time to meet your Inner Architect who can help you survey, clear, dedicate, design and ultimately, build the NEW clean foundation to support yourself that is based on your own true values & priorities of now.
1/8 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~sextile~ Neptune (vision & imagination):
This energy activates your ability to dissolve the ego (momentarily) and allow your SoulSelf to shine through! Your Spiritual center, base or practice comes up – how is it supporting you? If you’ve gotten away from your practice, this energy will make it easier to dial it back in and connect to your Spirit, your intuition and the vision for your life’s purpose, at this time. You may find where your contribution is most valued, when you step outside your Self and see how others’ needs are important. Find a need and fill it … in your own deliciously unique way, as you will be more giving & compassionate, naturally under this influence. Your physical energy may be low as a result of Neptune channeling the Sun’s Source Energy inwardly to re-charge your Spirit. Otherwise, it could be projections of all kinds, yours and other people’s as well. Best to spend some intentional solitude, preferably in nature if/when/where possible.
1/8 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Mars (desire & actions):
(1 of 3: 1/8 ~ 2/10 ~ 3/23)
This activation can be a tough one for some. If your beliefs are out of alignment with your actions & choices, if you are not self-aware or you act-out unconsciously, being selfish or childish, then watch out, because squares test you to grow and change in some way. Often, this also means that you are suppressing your own nature in some way, which is never really a good idea. When you suppress your Soul, it can make your human more sensitive or defensive, taking things personally as a threat or challenge. If you catch your Self feeling irritable for no apparent reason this week, try to step back and gain some perspective before responding to either your own thoughts or another’s words. Mercury & Mars getting together, in this challenging way, can provoke debates and, in some people, actual fights, so be careful. The deeper aspect of this activation is that some part of you wants to express, perhaps in a new way, and your ego is threatened and the monkey-mind has got you all off track. Mars demands that you know who you are and what you want, and is the Sacred Masculine part of you, which is supposed to hold good boundaries, protect you and negotiate on your behalf in the world. If you know something that you are not acting on, this can be frustrating. If you are acting in ways that are not allowing you to think things through, this too can cause accidents, problems and delays. It is best to pull inward until you are clear. And also keep in mind, you may not be out of alignment in the above ways, but those around you may be and will likely have no context for what they are feeling and therefore, become indiscriminate with their own choices & actions. Self-preservation is not selfish but essential at this time.
1/9 ~ Venus (feminine & receiving) ~trine~ Mars (masculine & giving):
Venus rules your values & priorities where your relationship with love & money are concerned. It is the Sacred Feminine within that innately knows how to co-create with nature, and what to cultivate & nurture to full development. Mars rules your desire nature and your Inner Sacred Masculine, which is responsible for getting your ideas into the world, maintaining your personal boundaries and negotiating on your own behalf. When both are channeling through you in a balanced way, like now, what you create and how you move through the world becomes a beautiful dance or, at least, a much more interesting story. The trine is a blessing of ease & grace, an easy-going energy that paves the way for balance & reciprocity and encourages independence within the context of relationships. Communication is usually smooth at this time and exchanges can be mutually beneficial. Any relationships started under this influence have a good chance at success whether personal or professional.
1/9 ~ Mercury (thought process) ~conjunct~ Saturn (definition of reality):
This energy is excellent for any important project that requires your undivided attention. If you’ve got a vision and have already outlined how to manifest it, now is the time to really fill in the blanks – flesh it out – bring it to life! Do the work! If you do not channel this energy toward patiently and methodically taking the necessary steps to get to the next level, then it can manifest as frustration and feel as if you are not doing what you know in your heart you are supposed to be doing at this time. It leads to negative thinking and self-sabotage. A better expression would be to not think of the things that can go wrong, but entertain the possibility that every door opens and all paths lead to your goal, no matter how they appear in the moment.
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