This week kicks off with the Moon in the fiery and passionate sign of Aries, indicating that many of us will be ready to jump in and hit the ground running on Monday morning! There will be some very powerful plans made this week, based on deep insight gained through honest and intimate conversation under the influence of Mercury’s conjunction to Pluto and subsequent sextile to Jupiter in Scorpio. Overall this is a great week to get things moving forward, especially when it comes to plans and intentions seeded during last week’s powerful Capricorn New Moon!
Monday (1/22): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is in its waxing crescent phase in the fiery and willful sign of Aries throughout the day today making combination of harmonious and challenging aspects with the Sun, Venus and Saturn. This fiery energy is an excellent way to jump start the week ahead, and with the Moon in square with Saturn early this morning we may feel the push to put in those long hours in order to lay the groundwork for an important project at the start of this week. Do be warned that projects initiated this time can end in surprising, unexpected ways as the last aspect the Moon will make in Aries tomorrow will be a conjunction to the unpredictable Uranus. This challenging aspect to Saturn is quickly followed by a sextile to Venus, indicating that working in partnership with others can help us to get through the day.
Tuesday (1/23): No major planetary aspects again today. The Moon in Aries will make only challenging aspects to the planets in the cardinal signs, indicating the potential for emotional crisis and unexpected endings to challenging situations that come about throughout the day. The Moon goes Void-of-Course in Aries at 9:19pm MST, indicating that tonight is an ideal time to turn our attention inward or to focus on completing more mundane, routine tasks.
Wednesday (1/24): The Moon moves into the grounded and sensual sign of Taurus at 6:39am MST where it will enjoy its exaltation throughout the next 2.5 days. Taurus is a very physical, sensory sign and during the moon’s transit through Taurus, there is a greater need for physical comfort. People often seek out sensory experiences that feel good: rich foods, beauty in nature, material comforts, the arts, etc. Anything that provides a feeling of deep satisfaction and contentment is favored at this time. Taurus is an Earth sign which tempers the active fire of moon’s previous transit through Aries by causing us to slow down a bit to take in the world around us. Taurus is the sign of pleasure, longevity, and value, and under the moon’s influence in this fixed sign new endeavors will often prove to be stable and long-lasting. This is a wonderful time to begin long-term commitments or to sign contracts, especially those involving material gain.
Throughout today the Moon will make a combination of challenging and beneficial aspects, and today does mark a crisis of commitment to projects initiated at the beginning of this lunar cycle as the first quarter square of the moon comes exact this afternoon at 3:20pm MST. This is not a time to slow down or resign ourselves to failure— if we commit ourselves to our intentions and put in the slow and steady effort toward our long term goals, our hard work will ultimately be rewarded.
Mercury in the pragmatic sign of Capricorn comes into conjunction with passionate and secretive Pluto today, calling on us all to dig a bit deeper. Surface level interactions and small talk are not supported by this aspect, which requires and craves a deep intimacy in all of our interactions. Be prepared for intense conversations in which hidden truths are revealed, understood, and openly communicated. Mercury will come into a supportive sextile with Jupiter tomorrow, highlighting the energy initiated by Jupiter’s first sextile with Pluto early last week. This combination of transits indicates that if we utilize this energy to dive deep into the issues and topics we’ve been afraid to address, we will quickly realize that there are many benefits to addressing our fears head-on, owning up to our role in creating the situation that we are in, and exploring our greater Truth. In fact, this process can be incredibly empowering.
Thursday (1/25): Mercury in Capricorn comes into a supportive sextile with Jupiter in Scorpio today, lightening the mood a bit after the intense mental energy that was so prolific throughout the day yesterday. This energy is great for examining the structures of our deeply held philosophies and belief systems, and for more light-hearted, yet truthful, conversation.
The Moon today is still in Taurus, making mostly harmonious aspects with Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Mercury throughout the day. The Moon will go Void-of-Course at 8:16pm after making a harmonious trine with Mercury, indicating that projects initiated over the last two days will turn out well so long as we pay attention to the details, and that the heavy mental energy and deep communications that permeated the past couple of days will likely be fruitful.
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Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)