The astrology this weekend harbors a bit of intensity with Mercury in the straight-and-narrow sign of Capricorn coming into a challenging square with Uranus, the planet that is known for creating chaos and change. Expect the unexpected when it comes to communication this weekend, as some of the information revealed may shock us out of our current structures, limits, and established paradigms!
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Friday (1/26): Mars, the planet of action and will, leaves it’s transit through it’s traditional ruling sign and moves into the adventurous and expansive sign of Sagittarius today. Mars tends to do well in the fire signs, and in Sagittarius we will become more motivated by the search for a sense of adventure and a search for broader meaning in everything we do. In Scorpio, Mars prompted us to act on our passions— in Sagittarius it’s all about acting on our integrity and in alignment with a higher philosophy or belief system. Freedom, adventure, and sovereignty are all key words throughout the next few weeks throughout this Mars transit, and because of this many may begin to feel a sense of wanderlust or a need to break away from the restrictions of day-to-day, mundane routines.
The Moon moves into Gemini at 10:39am MST where it will remain for the next 2.5 days. In contrast to the slow, earthy vibes of the Moon in Taurus we experienced at the middle of this week, the Moon in Gemini has our minds and bodies moving much more quickly! The Moon’s transit through Gemini is a time of heightened emotional intelligence, making it one of the best times to socialize. Activities such as throwing parties, attending social events, sending cards, emails, and letters, connecting with old friends, and doing things that are spontaneous and playful are favored at this time. Movement is key, as curious Gemini likes to move quickly from one topic to the next. This moon placement also favors intellectual pursuits such as research, writing, journalism, and all other activities requiring us to think on our feet. The moon in Gemini is an excellent time to communicate creatively. It is also a time when our thoughts become more connected with our emotions, making it more difficult to discern between what we think and what we feel. Emotional bonds can be strengthened through communication making this is a great time to connect with people in the community, as well as siblings, cousins and extended family members. A family reunion planned during this time would go over quite well! Gemini is an air sign and its energy does tend to feel a bit scattered. For some, there is a danger of becoming flaky and manipulative during this time.
Early in the day today, the Moon will oppose Mars at the zero degree of Sagittarius, indicating a discrepancy and a need to find balance between our emotional comfort zones and our impetus to act. This energy can feel a bit frustrating and make people a bit more prone to bad tempers and emotional outbursts. This is, however, a great time to get a lot done! Luckily, the Moon comes into it’s waxing gibbous phase in trine with the Sun in Aquarius late tonight, bringing us back into a much more relaxed and harmonious state.
Saturday (1/27): Mercury in Capricorn comes into square with fiery and chaotic Uranus in Aries today, bringing unusual insights and downright bizarre conversations that aim to help us break away from the mundane. With Mercury in the mix, our minds may feel like they are moving a mile a minute! For those with strong placements at the end of any of the cardinal signs, this may manifest as a generalized, free-floating state of anxiety. While this is a great day for brainstorming and innovation, be careful not to rush to communicate new ideas without fully thinking them through. Impulsive decision-making is not advisable at this time, although there will likely be a need to make adjustments to plans. The information that is communicated today may be incredibly unexpected and shocking for some, aiming to rattle us out of complacency.
The Moon in Gemini today makes a beautiful, harmonious trine with Venus early this morning, making this an excellent time for romance or to work in partnership with others. That being said, wary of offers and agreements that seem too good to be true as the Moon quickly shifts into a tight square with Neptune, indicating the potential for deception and disillusionment.
Sunday (1/28): The Moon makes it’s last aspect in the sign of Gemini in sextile with Uranus at 3:39am MST before going Void-of-Course and moving into it’s home sign of Cancer at 11:57am. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer and is therefore considered to be “at home” while transiting this sign. This differs from exaltation in that the energy of the moon closely matches its expression through the sign of Cancer. The moon in Cancer is very intuitive, nurturing, and emotional. This is a time when people become more empathic and emotions can be felt very deeply. Self-care becomes important during this time and people tend to retreat to the home to engage in activities that allow them to feel safe, comfortable and cared-for. People may be more drawn to familiarity and less willing to step outside of their comfort zones. Cancer is the sign of the home and real estate, so related activities including purchasing and renovating a home are favored at this time. Deep emotional bonds are also emphasized, making the moon’s transit through Cancer a time when more importance may be placed on family ties, especially connection with the mother.
Have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)