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January 2023

by Lynn Koiner

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 (Computer Crises - sorry)

JANUARY 2023 Phenomena: 


Septiles between the personal planets generally favor intuitive insights. Venus forms many Septiles in January, favoring relationships and psychological perceptions

JANUARY 4: Intuitive insights for research, insights on relationships and psychological perceptions

JANUARY 25-31: There are strong Venus septiles and it is a longer period because the slow moving planets of Uranus and Neptune are making a septile for a long period. 


JANUARY 6: Full Moon at at 16 Cancer at 6:08pm ET

JANUARY 12: Mars turns Direct at 8 Gemini

JANUARY 18: Mercury turns Direct at 8 Capricorn

JANUARY 21: Crises New Moon at 1 Aquarius at 3:53pm ET at 1 Aquarius, a new beginning cycle

JANUARY 22: Uranus turn Direct at 14 Taurus

NOTE: The degrees listed for the Retrograde/Direct planets and the Lunations are significant if you have a planet exactly at that degree.


CRISES NEW MOONS: December 23 2022; January 21, February 20, March 21 2023
CRISES FULL MOONS: June 4, July 3, August 1 and August 31 2023

Crisis Lunation periods occurs when, at the time that the Moon is New or Full, the Moon is physically very close to the earth. This closeness-lunation parallel will amplify our emotional reactions, bringing matters to a crisis point. This Crisis Moon period usually begins about one week before the New/Full Moon and lasts several days afterward.

I find that you are only affected by one of the Crisis Moon periods, usually one that falls close to a natal planet.

When a crisis arises, my advice is always to "stay calm, relax and make no impulsive decisions for at least a week." The most critical are eclipses. The most potent occurred on April 15, 1995, because it occurred at the time of a Lunar Eclipse. Of course, the event it portended was the Oklahoma City bombing as the Eclipse fell on the ASC/DESC axis over that city. The WTC/Pentagon attack occurred within a wide orb of a Crisis Lunation. The US invaded Iraq on a Crisis Full Moon in March 2003.

I remember one example - a father called about his daughter who had run away from home about 4 days before the CFM. I told him what was occurring and that he should wait for about a week and she would likely return home....and she did. After the effects of the CFM were over, she became rational again. Hormones and a CFM are not a good mix!

During the year, there are generally 4 Crisis New Moons and 4 Crisis Full Moons. There is usually only ONE of these CFMs that hits you -- generally, not all of them ... and you cannot always tell which one it is going to be.

When it hits, you go crazy and your emotions are magnified. But, when the Moon begins to move away from the earth, we calm down. I am a Virgo so a rational explanation is very satisfying for me. If I know that I am feeling this way because of some astrological/astronomical configuration, it makes it seem OK and I feel much better.

Yet, there are times when events occur that are not transient. During a Crises Lunation in 2013, I had an automobile accident and, at another Crises Lunation in 2015, after getting out of jail, this man with whom I had the accident tried to sue me for total disability, hoping that I would not show up in New Jersey for the deposition. In January 2019, at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Crises Lunation, I received a message that my dad had passed away while I was in Switzerland.

August 2019 had a Crisis New Moon at the beginning and at the end of the month. This is somewhat like a Blue Moon month. The Blue Moon (see a short article on my website) is a Full Moon at the beginning and end of the month. It is my experience that it is like an entire month of Full Moon crises and tension. 

August being bracketed by a Crises New Moon is like a month of crises – at least for me. I have a dental crisis, my sweet cat is very ill and he may not make it, and the non-profit that runs my farm has taken all of the joy out of farming for me. They say that the lease will be to protect me when it is only to give them more power and control over me. Yes, I have a good lawyer. The positive – I will be free from worrying about the gardens. 

The Crises New Moon occurred on my birthday, August 30, 2019. A lunation occurring on or within a day of one’s birthday will trigger a major change within the coming year. This works even if it is not a Crises Lunation. The major change was in my home – major renovations and Bill moved in with me. 

At the March 2020 CFM, I had a terrible panic attack at night – I thought I was going to have a heart attack. In August and September, with the CNMs, there were so many plumbing problems. My pipes are mostly from the 1930s so they are in bad shape. For what it is worth, the Transiting NN was crossing my natal Mars in Gemini. I got hit a lot because, during the November CNM, my old desktop started to grind and make a lot of noise. Just as I was about to take it to Ellicott City to a repair shop, my lawyer came by and told me about a mutual friend a couple of blocks away and he fixed it for $20!!! It just needed cleaning and oiling.

On February 17 2022, a woman whose little dog I used to give treats came and asked if I knew a good vet for her cat. Then, she said that she did not have the money and could I lend her the money. Well, I called the vet and said that I would put it on my credit card for her. Well, she was not going to pay me or anyone. The vet could not complete the surgery and recommended another vet. She took the cat there and disappeared. So, animal control picked up the cat and euthanized it. She disappeared without paying me the $135 – Rhoz Guevarra in Silver Spring. I knew that she was not going to pay me but I did not want her to rob my wonderful vet since she came with my recommendation.

DECEMBER CNM - When I got home and Mars R, I had a computer Crises and I am technologically challenged! My wonderful tech at DANCO in Silver Spring MD said that my memory was full so I had to take off old astrology programs, clean out the dust that was causing it to heat up and clean up the hard drive to get it to work until Mercury and Mars go Direct.

GOOD DATES/PERIODS for JANUARY 2023 – All times are ET – Remember, Mercury turns R at the end of December and Mars is Retrograde through January 12.

JANUARY 12: The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and there is a brief period from 4pm to 6pm ET when the Moon trines Pluto at 28 degrees. This is an ending or concluding period – a time to simplify, eliminate complications and waste.
JANUARY 17: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio and, from 1am to 9am ET, the Moon is parallel Mercury-Sun, sextile the Sun and sextile Pluto. It favors communication, decision making with others wherein you review and keep everything simple. 

JANUARY 18 - Mercury turns Direct

JANUARY 20: The Moon is in the sign of Capricorn and it forms favorable aspects to Uranus, Neptune and then crosses Pluto. It is essential that you follow intuition and eliminate everything complicated and the extraneous to find success.

JANUARY 24-25: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 5am ET on the 24th to 11am ET on the 25th, the Moon makes favorable aspects to Uranus, (Sun sextiles Jupiter), crosses Neptune and sextile Pluto. This is a good time for intuitive and creative endeavors. If you initiate something practical, Neptune will cause someone to not be there for you. Prepare for this. Pluto will be an Ending Planet until it enters Aquarius so it is always essential that we keep everything simple and eliminate everything that is complicated.

JANUARY 29: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus and, from 8pm to 12am ET, the Moon trines Pluto. But there is Sun trine Mars and Mercury trine Uranus preceeding this so this favors activities that culminate favorably by keeping everything simple and eliminate what you reallly do not need.

NOTE: I hope to buy a computer at this time. However, with an ending Pluto, I need to keep the computer simple – not a lot of extras that I do not need.