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WEEK AHEAD – Monday, January 26th through Sunday, February 1st

  • Posted on January 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

Here we are in the final week of January, edging closer and closer towards springtime! While we still have Mercury retrograde causing a ruckus in our lives right now, this last week of January seems to bring a bit of a lighter energy for us. We’ve had our Aries Moon influencing the weekend and bringing some restless energy our way. Let’s take a look at what the rest of this week brings us.

Monday starts off with a Taurus Moon, a much more different energy than what Aries brought us over the weekend. Taurus likes the sensual, that which brings comfort and a feeling of stability. It’s a good time for practicing a craft or hobby, for trying things that tantalize the senses, and for rolling up our sleeves and tackling practical chores and projects.

Tuesday is when the planet of love and money, Venus, moves into Pisces, a very visionary and romantic combo. Venus is quite comfy in Pisces and tends not to see the world in black and white. She will be here until mid-February and this will be a time where our creativity, sense of compassion, and feelings of harmony are all affected by the energy of Venus moving through Pisces. It’s a really great energy for those who are artists, writers, musicians, or anyone who deals in the art of imagination. Creative inspiration abounds and even those who are not normally inclined to appreciating the arts will find their appreciation heightened now. Our sensual enjoyments also increase now and our relationships are largely influenced by this Venus/Pisces energy. We feel encouraged to be more open to romance and life seems to run magically smoother. We feel at one with the universe. Keep in mind that, while it can be fun to really get into, and enjoy a fantasy world, we need to make sure we don’t get ourselves lost in the illusion.

Wednesday brings the Moon into the sign of the twins where our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and share ideas. We are motivated by a desire for variety and by an instinctive curiosity. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle. It’s a good energy for trying new things, experimenting, even making some tweaks to your own personal style. We also have Mercury retrograde in a sextile with Uranus where our thoughts are inventive, original, and we may secretly enjoy shocking those around us with some of our more outrageous opinions and insights. It’s all in good fun though! This is a time when we enjoy making connections, especially with people who bring something different and unique to the table. We want to stay busy and be on the move. Any plans that revolve around creating something new and fresh gives us that motivation and excitement we need to create the time and space for them. It’s a good day for stimulating the mind with new and interesting things.

Thursday brings a very quiet day in the skies but Friday brings us to the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. The second part of Mercury’s retrograde is when we start to make some loose plans for the future. It’s alright for us to start some new projects now but we do need to stay flexible at this time because plans can still shift with Mercury still retrograde. It’s a good time for behind the scenes planning. Venus is square Saturn on Friday as well, where there may be difficulties relating to others under this influence. People may appear cool with their affections and emotionally distant. You could be feeling unappreciated, unloved, or unwanted. Avoid new financial undertakings, as they may prove to be “money pits” as time passes. There may be anxiety or troubles with regards to matters concerned with the feelings. Romantic disappointments, unrequited love, separations, and broken engagements are the more negative manifestations. The best way to cope is to try not to read too much into situations, particularly social and romantic circumstances. This transit is best used for reflection. Add to this a sextile between Mars and Pluto which can be a time of intense and powerful energy. It can be especially so if you focus your intention to tap into and use this energy deliberately, although if you are triggered into a reaction you might find it is more forceful than you intended. This can be a good time to make changes that have far-reaching, transformative effects. Lastly we have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury where we enter a new beginning in the areas of communication, awareness, the exchanging of ideas, and the use of new information coming in. Our mental concentration may either take a dive into murky depths, or rise above the murkiness into a clear and more lucid awareness. Of course with Mercury retrograde we will end up returning to that retrograde fog that mercury brings now.

Saturday starts the weekend off with a Cancer Moon, where we feel more like staying at home or sharing time with loved ones. We also have Mars in a conjunction with Chiron which can bring a great deal of potential for both healing and harm under this transit. Mars brings a forcefulness that can be as sharp as a scalpel whose aim is to heal by cutting through resistance, denial, lethargy and pain. However, it can also cause damage when not used with care. The healing part of this transit’s energy can bring some relief to chronic or persistent issues. However, if inflicted with anger, hostility or insensitivity it could just aggravate those problems.

Sunday is the first day of February and starts off with a conjunction between Venus and Neptune which brings dreamy desire and romance as well as deceptive manipulation and negotiations that are self-serving. The positive side of this transit is that it can inspire a lot of creativity as well as healing faith in the areas of abundance and love. During this time, if you find yourself considering any major changes that involve tapping into resources, income, and investments, it would be a good idea to do a reality check with someone who you trust. In love, if you are talking about making changes to an existing relationship or getting ready to start a new one, make sure you take the time to step back and take a look at the long term aspects so that we can differentiate between our hopes colouring our thinking and the reality of gaining what we hope for. Again, a reality check with someone who truly trust is the best action to take at these times.