Week ahead transits 22–28 January
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Sun = 1°46’ Aquarius – 8°53’ Aquarius
Moon = Gemini – Virgo
Venus enters Capricorn on the 23rd where she will remain until February 16. While in Capricorn, Venus prompts us to express respect and admiration to our partners and close friendships. We find business relations most enjoyable and it feels easy to connect with the people that we work with. While Venus is in Capricorn we may seek out the bigger prize, focusing our financial prospects towards something with more of a challenge. Our relationships go take a more serious tone when future planning and organizing become a focal theme, Venus appreciates structure and with Capricorn, actively works to produce something viable that is beautiful but also timeless. Our aesthetics become refined and our taste in life gets a little more expensive.
This week, the Full Moon in Leo 5°15’ at 9:53 am on the 25th lets us take a moment to show off what we’ve got going for us. The lights are turned on bright and the collective is ready to be entertained. This Full Moon features a square with Jupiter, the desire to expand becomes tethered to convention, but that’s not such a bad thing as limitations in creative expression often leads to innovation. There is certainly a theme of letting go and endings since Pluto shows face with the Sun 5 degrees away in Aquarius, contributing to the Jupiter T square between the Sun and the Moon. Revolution or else! The Pluto square with Jupiter forces an end to growth in one area of life due to the need to change, evolve, or progress another. A sweet nostalgia for the tech of the past brings in a collective shift around the importance of progress and whether it should be above balance and humanity.
Uranus stations direct on the same day that Mars squares the nodes and Venus trines Jupiter. The inner chaos of potential which has caused a personal stagnation now switches focus out onto the collective planes of reality. Simply speaking, the existential crises is now over… for now. Uranus turned retrograde at the end of August. During that time, very sensitive folks may have noticed their psychic antennae was finely tuned to the collective’s inner monologue. Synchronicities came in and helped to confirm one’s connection to friends. Now that Uranus is direct again, we are not questioning the stake that we have in the community as much, or mulling over where we fit in, or where we belong. Now that Uranus is direct, we have a plan for how we will move forward with our relationship to the collective via social media, phones, and tech.
A lot of feels flow through today and not just because the Moon enters Cancer, but also because the Moon forms a T square with Neptune and Venus. We have big ideas and opinions of how love and relationships should function today and we may have differing ways of communicating that, making the energy feel heightened with a need to share our views. “Maybe if the other person just understood what I was thinking then we wouldn’t be in this dilemma” – says Neptune square Moon. Talking more about it and delineating the details won’t help to bring more clarity until the Moon shifts into Cancer when we can come more fully from a place of vulnerable connection rather than a data driven mode.
Moon square Neptune, opposite Venus, Moon > Cancer at 1:50 pm.
We have something to work towards in relationships and when that happens then we can begin taking the necessary steps towards a common goal. Venus points us to the steadfast sign Capricorn where she will remain until mid-February. She teaches us that in relationships of any kind, respect and dignity go a long way.
Moon trine Saturn, sextile Jupiter, opposite Mercury, opposite Mars, square Chiron, Venus > Capricorn.
If you do one crazy thing this week, let today be the day. The moon forms some fun aspects with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and we are feeling a pull to function off of an animalistic logic which is spontaneous and activated. The Moon also shifts into Leo today and that beefs up the need to put forth a full frontal of our truest personality.
Moon square NN, sextile Uranus, trine Neptune, voc from 2:59 pm – 11:35 pm, Moon > Leo at 11:36 pm, opposite Pluto.
We are feeling the powers of Leo ring loud and clear and the pressure to take a leap of faith and jump bubbles up. We may be on a precipice of a big reveal and are getting in all of the traps of self-doubt. If you are moving in the wrong direction, there will be obvious push back, but if the Universe gives you the green light, there will be a bit of discomfort at the notion of being so raw but the doors will be open none the less. There is a lot of collective nit picking that only the truly confident ones would have to be so blind to the potential for judgement. Don’t let this energy hold you back though, we are meant to lean into the discomfort and learn for ourselves what makes us worthy of being seen.
Full Moon in Leo at 9:53 am, square Jupiter, Mars square Chiron.
Uranus stations direct today. The effects of Uranus retrograde may be felt by some, but in general it will shift our awareness of the group in a new way. We may have different ways of connecting with friends, and new insights into how we like to connect with peers. The Moon goes void of course for an extended period of time just after a square to Uranus. This colors the theme for the day as the Moon has no tether other than the lingering Uranian way of sudden change and mix ups. There are a couple of other aspects that make for bumpy communication and general confusion so let today be just one of those days and make time to write out your thoughts in a journal to help corroborate your own perspectives.
Moon trine Chiron, trine NN, square Uranus, voc from 1:20 pm – 11:10 am next day, Mercury square Chiron, Sun square Jupiter, Uranus stations direct.
We are relieved from the feeling of being watched when the Moon leaves Leo and enters Virgo. The ruler of Virgo gets tide up with Mars’ business and we learn of or hear of information that forces us to take a direction. A choice based off of information or new data presents itself to us today. This seems to be a good opportunity though, one that will require a little extra elbow grease and hard work on your end.
Moon > Virgo at 11:11 am, opposite Saturn, trine Venus, Mercury conjunct Mars, square NN, Venus sextile Saturn.
Mars and Mercury are the apex of two big astrological shapes; a grand trine and a T square. The force that our words and actions have today are far reaching and paramount to many other areas of our lives. See where 18° Capricorn is in your chart to see where the massive concentration of energy is being focused for you, where Mars and Mercury are, shows what immense changes are being made for the benefit of your reputation, future, and career.
Moon trine Jupiter, Mars square NN / SN, Mercury trine Uranus, Venus trine Jupiter.
*Keywords: Voc = Void of Course Moon, NN = North Node, SN = South Node, rx = retrograde
Written by Evelyn Zuel