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Moon Report January 2020

by Karyn Marie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT

The Full Moon on January 10 will occur in sidereal Gemini in the lunar star of Punarvasu. This is a lunar eclipse, where it is said that Rahu swallows the Sun. This is a chance to start afresh with infinite possibilities. Punarvasu is aligned with the divine mother Aditi, giving rise to purity, aristocracy, beauty, and boundlessness. These attributes may slowly take shape over your life during the next six months until the next eclipse.

During the actual eclipse, the molecules in the air are sticky, heavy and feisty, causing everyone to feel more sensitive, need more sleep and challenge immunity if we don’t take proper rest. On January 10 and about one-week following, eat green, clean, vegan, organic foods, get a massage, meditate, sleep in, indulge in steams or saunas, be inward, and stay home to recharge your battery as much as possible. An eclipse is not a time to start a new job, new love, sign contracts, get married or make any major decisions. Be prepared for the possibility of global and personal secrets and mysteries to be unveiled.

The New Moon on January 24 will occur in sidereal Capricorn in the lunar star of Uttarashadha, whose attributes are gentle, humble and grateful. You may find yourself being socially applauded and admired this month. Capricorn has initiatory qualities that align perfectly with the newness of this moon. The heaviness of the eclipse energy will be softened by now, presenting new, promising and tenacious opportunities such as a new job, endeavor or relationship.

What a wonderful time to reinvent ourselves, let go of old beliefs and people that no longer support us, start back at the gym or treat yourself to regular yoga, martial arts or dance classes. Saturn will be sitting with the Sun and Moon during this time, encouraging us to be more disciplined with our diets and routines so we can become the best version of who we are. Remember, we are all in this together and all is well in the Universe.

The difference between the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac is about 23 degrees. Both systems have value. Sidereal astrologers believe the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed lunar stars.

 Karyn Mahrie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, has her master’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and been an international teacher and presenter in the field of metaphysics, astrology, and healing for more than 25 years. For appointments, call 401-680-3934 or visit 

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