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January 2011 Astrological Update!

January 3, 2011
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UCM January 2011 Astrology blog

So what is happening astrologically in January 2011?

All time indicated are for Pacific Standard Time.

* My next Sacred Retreat for women is on weekend of May 6-8, 2011.

See info at the end of the blog.

Here are the Astrological basics:


The Sun goes into Aquarius on Thursday, January 20th at 2:19 am

SOLAR ECLIPSE/NEW MOON- 13 degrees of Capricorn on Tuesday, January 4th at 1:03 am

Note: The influences of eclipses do vary, but here is a basic rule; Lunar eclipses are felt for a month on either direction of the eclipse date and Solar eclipses are felt for a year after the eclipse.

What were you doing 18.6 years ago?  It will be coming up for review or for a conclusion.


  • New Moon – 13 degrees of Capricorn on Tuesday, January 4th at 1:03 am
  • Full Moon (Wolf Moon in old Wiccan, Wolf Moon also in N/E Native American) – Wednesday, January 19th at 29 degrees Cancer at 1:21pm.
  • Last month we had the full moon at 29 degrees of Gemini now this one is at the 29 degree of Cancer.  The last degree of sign again.

Note:  The New and Full Moon are usually the polar opposite signs. This month it is Capricorn and Cancer, society, home and family issues.

Mercury starts January at 20 degrees of Sagittarius

  • Goes in to Capricorn,  Thursday, January 13th at 3:25 am
  • Ends the month at 26 Capricorn

Venus starts January at 25 degrees of Scorpio

  • Goes into Sagittarius Friday, January 7th at 4:31 am
  • Ends the month at 26 degrees of Sagittarius

Mars starts January at 19 degrees of Capricorn

  • Goes into Aquarius, Saturday January  15th at 2:41pm
  • Ends the month at 13 degrees of Aquarius.

Jupiter starts January at 27 degrees of Pisces

  • Goes into Aries, Saturday January 22nd at 9:11 am
  • Ends the month at 02 degrees of Aries

Saturn starts January at 17 Libra

  • Goes Stationary Retrograde on Tuesday, January 25th at 10:11 pm
  • Ends the month at 17 degrees of Libra Retrograde
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him this sign is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts January at 27 degrees of Pisces

  • Ends the month at 28 Pisces

Neptune starts January at 27 Aquarius.

  • End ends the month at 28 Aquarius.
  • Neptune is ending its 14 years journey through Aquarius; it goes into Pisces on April 5, 2011. 
  • Neptune is the co-ruler of Pisces.

Pluto starts January at 05 Capricorn.

  • Ends the month at 06 Capricorn.

Moons Mean Node start January at 02 Capricorn

Solar System Planets.

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Topic for January:

The Jupiter/Uranus conjunction

Where is Pisces located in your birth chart? Know this, because it is where the Boyz of Freedom, (Jupiter and Uranus both at 27degrees of Pisces from Jan 1-6), are having their own personal burning man in your chart.

Below is a very basic descriptor of what the houses mean.

1st house-your body, ego and personality

2nd house-money, possessions and self worth

3rd house-communications, short trips and siblings

4th house-family, home and real estate

5th house-creativity, children and love affairs

6th house-daily routine and work

7th house-partners; business and marriage

8th house-taxes, occult and other people’s money

9th house-judicial system, long distance travel, higher education and beliefs

10th house-career, reputation and authority figures in your life

11th house-networking, friends and groups you belong to

12th house-your subconscious, habits, and spirituality

See which house your Pisces lives in and pay attention; see how the Jupiter/Uranus energy is actualizing in your life.

Feeling a little edgy lately?  Having a hard time focusing?

Like with all planetary combinations there is a productive and non productive energy associated with it, it is up to you how it manifests.

Jupiter expands what it touches and Uranus is the radical rebel of the planets.  This combo is the daddy of sudden change, new money and changing beliefs!

Many people are feeling trapped and hemmed in, desperately wanting to be free of their mundane life. If you have a friend that bolts to do the Tango in Argentina, you can probably guess correctly that she has her Pisces in the 9th house.

Others have weird feelings of buzzing energy flowing in their body resulting in facial ticks and twitching limbs.

Another side effect is all the weird dreams people have been having!

If you can harness this edgy energy you will come up with some amazing inventions and ah-ha moments. Inspirational understandings will come from out of the blue.

This combo also brings in sudden luck and fortune.  If your second house cusp is near 27 Pisces, go buy a Lotto ticket!

As for the USA, this planetary combo is saddling up to the USA Sibyl charts

fourth house cusp.  The fourth house cusp is called the Immum Coeli, IC for short, it means “at the lowest point in the heavens” in Latin.  It is sometimes called the “Nadir”. It represents where the people live, the land itself, and our country.

Here are some things that will go on;

  • The Fed will be meeting to further discuss the advancement of electronic money.
  • A radical movement will start via the web espousing personal freedom….off the grid type.  It will be the beginning of the next wave of communal living
  • It is a very creative time for new inventions worldwide
  • Sudden floods, rogue waves and incidents at the shipping docks; double check those cargo containers
  • Advancements in underwater communication

On Jan 22nd, Jupiter goes into Aries and the game will change to boots hitting the ground on the Banks of America.

Peace to all!

Remember:  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

Starting September 12, 2010 Reverend Felecia Mulvany and I will be teaching a 9 month intensive Advanced Healers course at UCM HQ in Campbell. These classes may be taking separately.

12 students are currently enrolled.

For more information under event tab

The San Francisco Astrological Society, a 501C educational organization, has many superb speakers lined up for our monthly meetings.

Go to for more information.

RETREAT: My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of May 6-8th, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This is an intimate retreat for 13 women only!

This retreat is a time for women to connect with the Divine Feminine.

It is a time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

We will create Sacred Ceremony invoking the Great Goddess.  I only teach White/good Magick.

The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  You would never know you are near a city.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, meditation, movement and dance, hiking, chanting, drumming- rattling, Sisterhood, self-care, Magick and quiet time.

Salamander Camp has three huge yurts; one is the kitchen, one for ceremonial work and one for sleeping (beds and futons).

It has showers, complete kitchen, wood burning stoves for heat, composting toilets, electricity, hot tub, labyrinth, fairy grotto, hiking trails, and two old growth Redwoods.

This retreat is a retreat.  You will have lots of time to yourself: to walk in the forest, sit by the stream and mediate, read, journal, hot tub, or whatever your heart desires.

Picture yourself at night, floating in a redwood hot tub, gazing at thousands of stars as you smell the smell of the forest!  The only sound is the union of your breath and the breeze.  Ah!  I am there already!

The price includes all your meals and lodging.  The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm

Depart: Sunday 5 pm

(650) 572-8850

The cost is $250 for three days and two nights, if you pay in full prior to March 31st.

$275.00 is you pay in full by April 15th to April 30th.

$300 after May 01st.

Peace and Love, Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850

For an astrological consultation, massage or Energy healing, call or E-mail me.

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Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!