The Spiritual Significance of January 20th’s Rare Planetary Alignment

The solar system is all set to give a rare celestial show on Wednesday, January 20th (2016). This phenomenon will align Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter – and these 5 planets will all be visible from Earth, appearing in a diagonal line.


This incredible planetary event is the first time the five bright planets have aligned in such a way in more than 10 years – and they will stay stationed in this position until Feb. 20th.

A unique moment in time, which brings us yet another reason to gaze and appreciate the sky, but also brings an interesting intersection of energies. From a spiritual point of view, seeking a lesson in the soul of each planet – allows us to reflect deeper and gaze inward as well.

Mercury is the ruler of communication – take inventory of how you express your emotions with your words, and be mindful if your tone is in alignment with your intention.

Venus relates to love –  be sure to give love to where ever you may feel lack, and to give lots of gratitude to where there is already love.

Mars is considered the action planet, so if there’s been something you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t yet done – get moving, and take the actions necessary to gain momentum. With the other planets being your guide, also remember to be loving in your actions, and to communicate from a place of pure intention.

Jupiter is the philosopher, and this is a great time to find the “gold” in your life’s lessons. Give love to the good, give love to the bad, allow all experience to serve as the fuel that burns your fire for desire – and if there is any area of your life that still feels “heavy”, be your own spiritual alchemist and find appreciation for the lesson, and forgive with all of your heart, because the heart is the philosopher’s stone.

Saturn relates to karma, so it is important to consider the timeless words of Bob Marley,  “every little action // there’s a reaction (satisfy my soul).” Perhaps there may be some actions that have occurred lately that brought about an unpleasant reaction. We always reap what we sow, and whatever good we give to the world – we will get back (same principle applies to the bad as well). If life hasn’t been going your way, consider what actions you need to take to cause a better outcome, and what must be done to undo anything that isn’t resonating with your highest truth.

Perhaps this energetic alignment is a call for us to align our communication with love, our love with action, our action with the knowledge of our experiences, and our experiences with the right frame of mind – to live as the best version of ourselves…maybe it’s just a rare phenomenon, nothing more.

Whatever the case may be, consider the lesson – and appreciate the beauty, always.

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” – Hermes

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