… if Christmas was unconventional, then this New Year marks a massive opportunity for evolution!
On the first of January, Mars moves into Square with Pluto, again reinforcing the ‘evolve or evaporate’ power of the Pluto-Uranus Square. At the same time, New Year’s Day is a New Moon day, which sees both the Sun and Moon conjunct (in the same place as) Pluto and Mercury. The energy is powerful, intense, dramatic and dynamic. The opportunity for change is palpable. But with these combinations, it is a day to be aware of the potential for destruction, and to go gently rather than forcefully.
Mars is the assertive planet and Pluto is the transformative one, so when these two join in a 90 degree (Square) configuration, the desire to assert self and the need for transformation can be pulling us in different directions. There tends to be lots of energy with this transit, and it can be quite ruthless and destructive if we’re not in tune with our underlying ego drives. This might manifest outwardly as arguments or struggles with others, or inwardly as self-destruction. Uranus is still involved, so the energy is radical and where it manifests is unpredictable. And remember that everyone will be feeling this to some degree, so there are likely to be people out there who are upset, angry, irritated and hell-bent on causing hassles without knowing where the drive is coming from … be aware and take care.
What the New Year energy demands of us is that we get real with what is really driving us at heart, and act with consciousness. The day is activating the ‘evolve or evaporate’ energy of the Pluto-Uranus square, which is marking the whole 2012-2015 period, and is a time for upheaval and radical transformation of personal, social nad cultural norms and values. So the chance for change is positive, and the drive to evolve is necessary, it is just that this New Year the shake-up might feel a bit challenging!
New Year ’s Day is also a New Moon, and it is a potent one with the Moon-Sun-Pluto-Mercury conjunction. A powerful day for setting new intentions.
My mantra for New Year’s Day … breathe, feel, relax, release … and then act!