Saturn changes signs, entering Sagittarius, on January 27.
After spending 2 years in Scorpio, the planet of Structure, Obligation, Restriction, Stability, etc. will now manifest from a new venue in the zodiac. Sagittarius is a positive upbeat sign, so this is mostly good. Problem is, due to going through a retrograde period starting in April, Saturn will be hanging around the borderline between Scorpio and Sagittarius for most of 2017. This is one of the "Gandant" areas of the zodiac, a sort of Pothole where planets loose a lot of strength. Therefore the planet of Stability will be Unstable for the next several months. Actually, Saturn has already been in the Gandant degrees since early December. The most obvious example is all the instability created by the new Trump Administration.
Venus changes signs, entering Pisces, on Friday, January 28
. This is Venus's sign of Exaltation, meaning that some of the best qualities of Venus manifest in this sign. It's the planet of Love and Harmony in the sensitive sign of Emotional Support. The downside is that the Pleasure principle of Venus can go a bit overboard in profligate Pisces. Also, the benefit of exalted Venus is not initially apparent, because Venus joins with Mars for most of February, creating a lot of Heat, Passion, and Argument. Venus will stay in Pisces for much longer than usual because it will go into a retrograde period in early March. Venus therefore remains in Pisces for four months, until the end of May.
The New Moon is on Friday, January 27, @ 14 deg Capricorn.
This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month of Makkha, named for Magha, the nakshatra of the Full Moon. Except that this year, the Full Moon falls in the prior nakshatra, Ashlesha. Therefore the month takes on the qualities of Ashlesha, the sign of the snake, known for manipulation, sneaky behavior, and poisoning one's enemies. This New Moon also marks the Chinese New Year
, on January 28, which kicks off the year of the Fire Rooster. The Rooster is known for a lot of Strutting Around, and making A Lot of Noise. Also, being protective of one's harem (family). More on Saturn & Venus & New Moon in this weeks video post.