Astrology for Healers and Therapists – January 2023

Before I look at this month’s charts I must point out that the interpretation is mainly for therapists dealing with problematic situations. That is why I seem to emphasise the problem or negative side of life rather than the positive. Of course the charts indicate a general situation but the leaning must be for those clients or patients who are struggling in some way.

First do please note that the following is using the WESTERN FOUR ELEMENT system based in western magical and astrological understanding. The individual therapist must make the translation to the Eastern Five Element system that is usual in Shiatsu and Acupuncture theory. If you have forgotten the explanation about Elemental and Modal make up then do refresh your memory by looking back at the Introduction to Astrology for Healers and Therapists.

I look at the charts for the Sundays in January when the Sun is nearing the mid heaven for that day. Obviously this is for Haye Mill, so you will have to accept the approximation for your own geographical position but the interpretation should not vary too much from this one. It is a way of following the general trends throughout the month. Notice there are 5 Sundays in this month once again.

Last month began with considerable tension in the air but at the very end, at Christmas, it seemed that people were making a real effort to be nice to one another. Let’s see if it lasts.

The week beginning the 1st January

Both Saturn and Mars are still unaspected, and although Uranus has lost its line of ease with Venus, it has gained one with the Sun. The Sun has lost its challenge to Jupiter, and the small bundle of Pluto, Venus and Mercury is even more intense or compact. Mercury has turned retrograde.

The Modal scene is unchanged from last week, but Air has lost a sign to Earth.

Cardinal 5 – Fixed 3 – Mutable 2

Fire 1 – Earth 6 – Air 2 – Water 1

If you thought last week’s chart was almost too good to be true with very little challenge, then this week is even better! It would seem that no one wants to to upset the apple cart of Christmas / New Year Goodwill. It cannot remain that way for long though.

Counsellors – Don’t you dare challenge too hard. Let your Clients have a bit of a holiday or breathing space. Smile a lot!

Healers – This is a wonderful chart for going deep into karmic wounds, but don’t expect too much with the more surface mundane situations.

The week beginning 8th January

Although Mars is now aspected with Venus with a line of ease, notice Neptune is unaspected and Jupiter is only aspected with the Moon at the weekend, as is Pluto. The bundle has dispersed and Venus has entered Aquarius. The Sun is now conjunct with Mercury.

Cardinal has lost a sign to Fixed, whilst Earth has lost two signs, one to Fire and the other to Air.

Cardinal 4 – Fixed 4 – Mutable 2

Fire 2 – Earth 4 – Air 3 – Water 1     

I said it couldn’t last, for the weekend looks to be rather emotionally fraught. This leaves the rest of the week in an emotional vacuum of expectation. Everyone is walking on eggshells.

Counsellors – As Clients come back down to Earth with a bump, it would be a good idea to prepare them for the reality check before they do something or say something that they will bitterly regret.

Healers – Leave the deep stuff and resume a more normal approach to your therapy practice. Patients are more inclined to accept bad news with aplomb this week than ever before.

The week beginning 15th January

Mars and Saturn are unaspected, but Jupiter is challenging Mercury and Neptune has a line of ease with the Sun / Pluto new conjunction. Uranus is challenging Venus, and the Moon is challenging the Pluto / Sun conjunction. Mars has resumed a forwards motion through the heavens.

The Modal scene is unchanged but Fire has lost a sign to Water.

Cardinal 4 – Fixed 4 – Mutable 2

Fire 1 – Earth 4 – Air 3 – Water 2

The kid gloves are off, and although there is not much in the way of actual fireworks, the emotions are on extreme tender hooks. This might be a good time for staying in bed!

Counsellors –  Sparks are likely to fly, so be very careful in any challenge. There is a very dark atmosphere to life at the moment.

Healers – Avoiding any confrontation this energetic situation should be fairly conducive for therapy.

The week beginning 22rd January 

The Sun has moved away from Pluto and moved into Aquarius although it retains a weak conjunction with Pluto. It has also formed a line of ease with Jupiter. Saturn and Venus are conjunct. Neptune is unaspected but Mars is temporarily forming a line of ease with the Moon. Mercury has resumed a forwards movement across the heavens, but note Uranus is stationary and briefly challenging the Moon.

Cardinal has lost a sign to Fixed, whilst both Earth and Water have both lost a sign each to Air.

Cardinal 3 – Fixed 5 – Mutable – 2

Fire 1 – Earth 3 – Air 5 – Water – 1

Although battle lines are being drawn and there is much angst in the air, it looks as if a high degree of rationality is also present. Tender Hooks are very evident but so is acknowledged the need for a cool approach.

Counsellors – Use the readiness of Clients to engage. It could prove a very fruitful week – or a disaster in the making.

Healers – a good week to work on those psychosomatic illnesses. Don’t push too hard though.

The week beginning 29th January

There are no retrograde planets. Mars has formed a line of ease with the Sun but Uranus is challenging the Sun. It has formed a line of ease with Mercury. Jupiter no longer challenges Mercury. Venus has moved into Pisces but although weakly conjunct with Saturn, this conjunction is isolated in the chart. Pluto is unaspected.

Fixed has lost a sign to Mutable whilst Air has lost two signs, one to Earth and the other to Water.

Cardinal 3 – Fixed 4 – Mutable 3

Fire 1 – Earth 4 – Air 3 – Water 2

It looks as if the more rational influence has mainly triumphed. Detractors have eased off as stability has been sought.

Counsellors – A degree of selflessness has been to the fore to help quieten the emotional situation your Clients have endured. It should help if this is highlighted.

Healers – Watch out for the dearth of Fire but this is still a positive healing week.

The Fun never ends!