Astro-Tarot Reading for Jan.,

Maat

Criticism

The Mermaid

Daughters off the Moon Tarot
 by Ffiona Morgan

Reading for the Month:

For the Reading of the Month I use a Three Card spread which indicates, the opportunities of the month to come, the challenges of the month ahead and the best actions to take to meet your goals. 

Opportunities For The Month:

'Opportunities For The Month': The card of MAAT reveals the new opportunity available for the month of January.  MAAT is the Egyptian Goddess of karma. She is displayed dressed in African cultural attire holding an ankh in one hand and a balance scale in the other. A feather sits at her feet. Over her head is the Sun with the eyes of Horus (protection and intuition) shining above. She represents wisdom, justice and truth. The ankh is the symbol of life and the scales represent justice. MAAT represents accountability and the consequences of our actions. This card indicates the need to make right and moral decisions…to do the right thing, to live with a clear conscience. The question for you at the beginning of a new year is 'are you happy with the decisions you've been making and are you able to peacefully live with them?' MAAT reminds you that your fate is decided by your deeds and intentions. The full Moon is accompanied by a lunar eclipse. An eclipse, (when the moon and sun are

 in opposition) stands for the end of a cycle and is a time of fruition. We gain deeper awareness of ourselves, our projects, and our relationships. This full Moon arrives in the nurturing sign of Cancer. It brings your attention to how you feel about those things that hold a  sacred place in your heart. This lunation highlights security issues and provides deeper insight into relationship matters with family and loved ones. Your home can be a focal point.  The start of the New Year is an excellent time to search your heart to reflect what needs are important to your sense of security and what issues should be investigated for a greater sense of comfort. "For where your treasure is, your heart will also be." Luke 12:34.  Look below to see how the full Moon lunar eclipse might affect you…

Aries: You'll be torn between family responsibilities and making more time to see your friends this full Moon. Situations in your private life seem unfair as you have more to do for your loved ones than usual. This full Moon sensitizes your heart to realize just how important having a family really is. Don't be resentful of taking care of your loved ones…the time will come when they'll be there to take care of you. Days: 2,3,12,20,21,29,30,31. Most Stressful Days: 9,10,16.22,23.

Taurus: Sweet conversations open shut doors this full Moon. Opportunities arise that require saying the right words at the ideal time. Don't be afraid to share what is on your mind with those around you. You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that your thoughts are agreeable and people enjoy the way you think! If you need a favor feel free to ask for it! Best Days: 5,6,14,22,23. Most Stressful Days: 12,18,19,24,25,26.

Gemini: Think prosperity for the New Year! But in order to have a more resourceful year you need insight into your financial management. The full Moon guides your attention to a few monetary issues that require fixing…and with the right attitude your finances will increase. Get advice if necessary…take advantage of the influx that can come your way! Best Days:7,8,16,24,25,26. Most Stressful Days: 1,14,20,21,27,28.

Cancer: Maintaining a health life style is extremely important this New Year! Avoid following what others are doing, they don't have to deal with the consequences of what your body requires. New Year…new direction! Being fit and feeling great is your ultimate aim. Network with those who are on the same healthy path as yourself. There is strength in numbers! Best Days: 1,9,10,18,19,27,28.  Most Stressful Days: 2,3,16,22,23,29,30,31.

Leo: Your success is getting notice! Avoid getting so comfortable that you forget to keep an eye on your enemies. You've been doing well and not really paying attention to what others are up to, but they are busy keeping an eye on you. Always check your intuition about what is happening around you to avoid being caught off guard. Your growth is making people envious. Always stay on point! Best Days:  2,3,12,20,21,29,30,31. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,18,19,24,25,26.

Virgo: Your friendships should be reevaluated. The full Moon lunar eclipse brings truth to the surface about a current friend that you should know. Not everyone means you well no matter how long they've been in your life. People can out grow one another and a quick evaluation of what is happening in your social life will reveal a matter that has to be handled. Best Days:  5,6,14,22,23. Most Stressful Days: 1,7,8,20,21,27,28.

Libra: Wear a thicker skin when dealing with those on the job this full Moon. A touchy and unfair situation causes you to explode and make matters even worse with someone who is out to get you. Let nothing affect you or take you out of your character this month. You'll see exactly who your foes are at work and be able to protect yourself away from their intentions with the insight of the full Moon. Best Days: 7,8,16,24,25,26. Most Stressful Days: 2,3,9,10,22,23,29,30,31.

Scorpio: An increase in your social behavior brings positive surprises. You'll meet people who you have a lot in come with and you'll also develop some nice relationships with a few folks you've lost contact with. The full Moon uncovers the need to expand your social circle and be in the company of those you feel comfortable with.  No more loneliness in the New Year! Best Days: 1,9,10,18,19,27,28. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,12,24,25,26.

Sagittarius: It is imperative to get your bills in order! Now that prosperous forces are channeling more money to your financial sector you don't need anything to hold up your cash flow. The full Moon alerts you to a debt crisis that you can no longer ignore. You are in a critical cycle for monetary growth. Avoid letting anything stand in the way! Best Days: 2,3,12,20,21,29,30,31. Most Stressful: 1,7,8,14,27,28.

Capricorn: Handle communication difficulties with your loved one with lots of patience. The full Moon surfaces the fact of someone not understanding what the other person is feeling. Not being able to talk can be a major deal breaker in romance. Before giving up all hope of finding clear ways of communication, try with patience to talk around the full Moon. Your intuition will guide you. Best Days: 5,6,14,22,23. Most Stressful Days: 2,3,9,10,16,29,30,31.

Aquarius: Handling work problems get tricky around the full Moon lunar eclipse. Everyone on the job seem so touchy. The most innocent of conversations can lead to nasty fights with your coworkers. The advice is to stay to yourself and avoid offering any advice or comments. No matter how well you mean things, they won't be perceived with good intentions. Best Days:  7,8,16,24,25,26. Most Stressful Days: 5,6,12,18,19.

Pisces: The full Moon warns about deception in love. If untruthfulness now exists in your relationship you'll learn about it this full Moon. The moment has arrived to make sure that you're with the best person for the right reasons and if something is not in place, you'll know very soon…this will save you great disappointments in the New Year! Best Days: 1,9,10,18,19,27,28. Most Stressful Days: 7,8,14,20,21.

Challenges For The Month:

Challenge of the Month: The card that appears in the 'challenging' position this month is Criticism/9 of Blades. This card shows 9 arrows pointing in a central directions with 2 masked faces. The card is green, the color of envy. This card is interpreted as 'having the ability to accept criticism and admit mistakes.' The 9 of Blades suggests that there is an art to giving criticism that is done to heal, and bring clarity to the receiver…it is done out of love for the growth of the hearing the criticism. The message is to learn to 'soften your tongue' to provide guidance. When loving criticism is given, the person has a chance to for self examination. In traditional Tarot, this card is the 9 of Swords. And in the Rider Waite deck shown as a lone figure sitting in a dark room with his hands to his face appearing to cry or be in anguish. The scene is sad. Your challenge this first month of the 

New Year is to be able to give helpful criticism without the intention of causing harm and also being receptive to accepting criticism from someone you know has your best in mind. On the 20th, the Sun enters the altruist sign of Aquarius. Aquarius represents charity and looking out for those in your community. It is called the sign of the 'water barrier.' It often displays a figure with a jug of water being poured into a lake or stream. The water is a symbol of divine awareness. You are directed to bring light with the words you speak and to allow insight from advice that others provide to guide you. Look below to see how the Sun entering Aquarius might influence you…

Aries: Just because some friends are not as close as you'd like doesn't mean you can't have great relationships anyway. People are in your life for different purposes. The challenge is to know why certain friends are placed in your path and avoid making the mistake of taking an associate for a confidant. People are with you for either a season or a reason…you take time to figure it out!

Taurus: Review your career decisions from a position of power! The Sun encourages growth and progress. Free yourself from constantly worrying about what others are thinking. If you trust your intuition you will always be in a situation where opportunities present themselves. Believe in yourself and you'll be respected. 

 

Gemini: Be open to new adventures! Dare to travel places you've been longing to go to and follow your heart. Have different experiences to see what others are doing. In order to grow it is necessary to get out and meet new people and embrace alternative ways of thinking. This is your chance to expand your knowledge and have a great time. 

 

Cancer: Sharing resources with others has its ups and downs! Your challenge this month will be seeking ways to find balance and not be taken advantage of. Boundaries in money situations must be made. It's not fair that you end up taking up the slack of a loved one who is irresponsible. Let it be known early in the year what it is that you will and will not do financially and keep your promise to yourself!

 

Leo: A deeper understanding in romance keeps the flames of love ignited between you and a special person. If more emotional space is needed don't be afraid to discuss it and see where things go. In order to maintain a stable situation adjustments in personal needs must be met. An honest conversation will uncover things that bring positive solutions.

 

Virgo: Fabulous work opportunities surface this month. You'll have a chance to try your hand at doing something slightly different from what you're currently good at. Growth in your career is suggested at this time. Don't turn down a chance to add on to your work skills. New skills bring better chances to make stronger money! Your finances can increase the early part of this year.

Libra: Lighten up and have more fun! The Sun inspires you to embrace your imagination and be creative in some way this New Year! Surround yourself with people who are fun and easy to get along with. You've experience plenty of challenges and you now have to support of the cosmic forces urging you to get rid of stress and ignore anyone who attempts to steal your joy!

 

Scorpio: Get your personal space in order. Your spirit requires less clutter to flourish. The planets indicate that you'll have serious work projects to tackle in the New Year. Order and organization is definitely needed for your success. Don't be afraid of letting go of things you no longer use. Allow the 'Law of Vacuum' to fill your life with items you that will serve you better.

Sagittarius: You're inspired to talk and share your thoughts this month. You have some really good ideas and you don't mind other people knowing them. Exchanging ideas  is an excellent way of getting feed back on something that you're planning to do. The power of communication is enormously positive for you. If you feel compelled to talk…go ahead, the response might be just what you need.

 

Capricorn: You get surprising financial results this month. New paths of money appear with the possibility of increasing your income. If you need a second job or are thinking of starting a small business, go ahead and try your luck. You have extra cosmic assistance. Don't forget you have the support of prosperity planet Jupiter now on your side.

 

Aquarius: People from the past come back this month. Someone you've once loved has a strong need to see you again. Be careful not to give false hopes of reconciling if you're not interested in dating them again. They have a strong need to reconnect and get clarity. Be pleasant as always, but avoid giving them the dream of 'maybe one day' something could happen. 

Pisces: Take all the time you need to enjoy solitude and get your thoughts in order. Avoid being stressed out and allowing things to annoy you. The planets insist having your personal space away from others, especially those who might need a favor from you. Rest up for big projects ahead this year. Forming

powerful financial partnership is in the plans.

 

Actions To Take:

In the 3rd position of 'Actions To Take,'  the card of the Maiden of Cups/ Pisces appears. The maiden revealed on the card is Mami Watt-The Mermaid. She is seated on a wave of water surrounded by fish, sea shells as she looks into a mirror  and admires her own beauty. The maiden is describes as a beautiful, seductive woman with great magnetism. She helps to explore our dreams, visions and emotions. She teaches us how to flow and be spontaneous. The mirror she holds acts as a reminder to have a clear picture who we are and what we want. Romance is a favorite activities of hers and she is directing you to have more love and affection in your life. The waves of water she sits upon represents desire and plunging into passionate situations. In traditional Tarot this card is knight of cups who is usually seated on a horse carrying a chalice coming your way. The knight 

 represents a lover or someone who is destined for romance.  On the 24th the new Moon in the sign of Aquarius arrives and it encourages finding the independence and freedom you need to share your love, and find someone to love you back if you're not in an affectionate relationship. There is another meaning to this new Moon and that is to free yourself from unhappy and emotionally unhealthy situations. Have the courage to let go of matters that block your ability to love and be loved.  Look below to see how the new Moon in Aquarius might influence you this month…

Aries: Romance catches you completely by surprise this new Moon. Being in the right frame of mind for love feels amazing to you. A person arrives unexpectedly that fit the requirements of being a potential lover. If you're lucky and in a great relationship, the power of attraction doubles for your mate this new Moon. Brace yourself. A switch in fate can change the dynamics of your love life!

 

 Taurus: Be open to networking and mingling this new Moon! An abundance of different situations manifest themselves to help you achieve the career options you've been waiting for.  A friendly attitude will gain you new associates and being assertive assists you in meeting key individuals to help you on your way to career success.

 

Gemini: Don't be afraid to be alone. There are a few people in your life who 

don't deserve to be there. The new Moon in Aquarius provides the courage to move past your fears and allow more appropriate situations to fill your time. Quietly eliminate those who are not worthy of your energy…you deserve better!

 

Cancer: Consider new options of strengthening your intimate relationship. Be bold in finding different ways of increasing feelings between you and your partner. The new Moon adds more flare to bringing your loved one closer. A change of scenery might be needed to intensify the vibes of romance. An adjustment here and there might be just what your love life requires.

 

Leo: Your desire to grow and meet different people will be fulfilled this new Moon! Feel free to network and rub elbows with exciting people. Chances are you're out growing your present circle of friends and have the urge to find out what other people are doing for entertainment. An increase in new acquaintances is coming your way very soon!

 

Virgo: Focus on your health this month. The planets indicate that lots of work is headed your way and you need to be in great shape to take advantage of all the new situations materializing. This is an excellent time to schedule doctors visits to be sure all is in place. Making sure you're getting enough rest can also be an issue. It is no secret how you throw yourself 100% into everything you do. The new Moon wants you to be good to yourself and focus on your wellness.

 

Libra: Spend more time with the people you love! The new Moon encourages being in the presence of someone who truly cares about you. This is the year to avoid fake and phony people. Stop keeping certain people around because you need someone to talk to…The new Moon insists on having quality and worthwhile relationships in 2020!

Scorpio: Take a different approach in keeping peace with certain family members. The new Moon stimulates using more of your brain power to bring tensions between you and loved ones to an end. Respect what they have to say regardless if it is wrong. It's their opinion and they are attached to it. Speak your truth from a heart-felt center and allow them to feel the depth of your concern. Love always beats hate.

Sagittarius: Be prepare for last minute travel. A few of your friends have places to go and they know that you're a good travel companion. Car trips can be the travel of choice at this time. Expect a few great times with friends as you see new places and experience different things. And if you have a couple of places you've been longing to see, why not go? The new Moon encourages expansion!

 

Capricorn: You are no stranger to hard work, but the new Moon wants you to do less physical and more mental work. Don't be afraid of tapping into your intuition to find ingenious ways of adding to your income. You are in a win/win situation this new Moon when it comes to your finances. Be daring and try a new way of attracting more!

 

Aquarius: Take a good look at yourself and decide if this is a good time to get a make over. The new Moon stimulates the desire have an improved appearance  early in the New Year and getting a few new outfits might be what you need. Watch your diet and avoid the fatty foods if you can't make it often to the gym. But, a cosmic change is coming and looking your best will open new doors.

 

Pisces: Get yourself organized and prepare to meet challenges that will constructively change your career. Your intuition is running on high and there is nothing you can't figure out or any problem you can't find a solution to. Financial success can be closer than you realize. Your determination is soon to pay off! 

Planetary Movements

January 10: Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer 
January 24: New Moon in the sign of Aquarius

January 3: Mars in Sagittarius
January 10: Eris in Aries ends retrograde
January 10: Uranus in Taurus ends retrograde
January 13: Venus into Pisces
January 16: Mercury into Aquarius
January 18: Pallas Athene into Capricorn
January 20: Sun into Aquarius
January 25: Chinese New Year – of the Metal Rat