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Week Ahead – Monday January 15th through Sunday January 21st

  • Posted on January 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are now moving into the second half of this month. We have 6 out of 10 planets used in astrology in Capricorn at this time, which brings us an opportunity to bring our higher ideals down to manifest in the real world. Today is a day to expect the unexpected because we have eccentric Uranus challenging the Sun, which represents our sense of self-identity. We need to be able to adjust to changes and not make a lot of promises today, and we should be ok. Now, let’s take a look at what this week has ahead for us.
Monday brings us a sextile between the Sun and Chiron, a harmonious transit that allows the Sun to shed its light on those wounds we still have in our life. Wherever Chiron falls in our natal chart will show us where we have been wounded and the key to healing. This transit can help you to find new inspiration, motivation, or the confidence to rejuvenate our waning enthusiasm. While this may be a gentler aspect, we still will have to make the effort to bring it all together. Adding to this is a sextile between Jupiter and Pluto. Jupiter represents our expansive qualities as well as our abilities to improve ourselves. It is a planet of abundance and seeks insight through knowledge. It’s the planet of possibilities and a well-aspected Jupiter is normally associated with good luck. The negative associations with this aspect are blind optimism, overindulgence and excess. In our Natal charts, Jupiter reveals how we express our sense of giving and tolerance and how we go about improving our lives. When Jupiter is sextile Pluto it adds extra energies to what is normally released, which can enhance our intuition and mental faculties.
Tuesday is a quiet one in the skies for us but Wednesday is our Aquarius New Moon, which starts with a brief Void of Course. A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. It’s a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don’t measure up to your day to day life.  The Moon in Aquarius brings a sense of emotional coolness or detachment at the personal level, combined with an emphasis on idealism: such is the nature of the cycle you are now entering. It’s ideas that count for you now, more than narrowly personal concerns – and you may have little tolerance for people who do not operate at this level. The new, the unusual, the avant-garde – these are the things that instinctively appeal to you.  Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius.
Thursday brings a trine between Mars and Chiron, where we may find ourselves being more assertive in our own healing processes. It will be a bit easier now to move past any inhibition that stops you from being assertive, expressing anger or frustration, or in putting things into action. Reconciling inner fears, guilt, or regrets that held you back can now be released more easily. Or we may find we have finally reached that point of acceptance that now will allow us to move beyond a conflict or struggle that has been keeping us stuck.
Friday brings a Void of Course Moon just before Noon, which then moves into mystical Pisces in the later part of the evening. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. We also tend to have this deeper understanding of the hidden meaning of life, events and things, as well as a more intimate perception of beauty, art, poetry and music. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, where our intuition runs high. We may feel more sensitive artistically, our imagination is stirred, and we have an increased appreciation for subtleties. We feel inspired and feel able to inspire others as well. It’s a very creative, where our ideas seem to flow magically and it makes a great time for literary and artistic projects. Mainly, this is a good time for creativity, optimism, intuition and hope. We just need to make sure that we stay grounded.
The weekend is fairly uneventful in the skies, but we are still under the influence of the Pisces Moon, which is supportive of romance, movies, meditation and paying attention to your dreams.

Week Ahead – Monday January 8th through Sunday January 14th

  • Posted on January 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a good New Year celebration. Here we are in the second week of January 2018. It will be a busy start to the week as well. Today we have those balancing Libra Moon energies that make us want to pamper ourselves a bit. It’s a good day for connecting with others and brings a sense of calm. So enjoy the day before we get into the week ahead. Let’s see what’s in store for us.
Monday brings us a mix of energies, starting with a sextile between the Sun and Jupiter. Under this transit, our ideas and plans become infused with clarity and optimism. We can better understand the “Big Picture” and what our place is in the big grand scheme of it all. This can result in our self-esteem and confidence getting a boost. For some, this can give a feeling of being “lucky”. It truly is a feel-good energy that we get from this mingling between the Sun and Jupiter. Some may feel a bit restless under this brief transit but finding activities to satisfy our wandering minds shouldn’t be too hard. We have a sextile between Venus and Jupiter as well, where we seem to get an abundance of creative inspiration. It’s another lucky combo that can attract opportunities in love, money and resources. Last up is a sextile between Mars and Pluto, where we tend to experience a period of intense focus and determined action. Our physical energy levels are heightened at this time and we may discover that we can work very hard for long periods of time. This means that we really need to pay attention to our body during this time; remember to eat and rest when you need to and avoid burning out.
Tuesday is super busy in the skies, starting us off with a Sun/Venus conjunction, where we want to be seen and get noticed, mainly for our natural qualities. This desire to be social opens up doors of opportunity for us to reach out and connect with others today, as well as allows us to express ourselves with ease, charm, and grace. Whether you find yourself spending time with others or on your own, pursuing the things you love and enjoy comes easily now. We also have the Sun and Venus in a conjunction with Pluto today. This can be a transformative energy and good for business. We will find we need to release what is no longer working for us now though. We also gain a sense of determination that is formidable and we just won’t put up with any interference from others. Next up is a Venus/Mars sextile, a transit that brings an opportune time to take a more balanced approach to any conflicts, problems, and goals that require a lot of effort. Later in the day, the Moon will go Void of Course before moving into deep Scorpio in the evening, where our emotional charge and sensitivity increases. It’s a time where we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio.
Wednesday brings us a bit of a breather with the Sun and Mars in a nice little sextile that will give us enthusiasm, energy and the power we need to fuel our ambitions. However, things won’t just fall into our laps here. We will have to reach for what we want. We can look at our past experiences now and use this to help us reach ahead towards our dreams and visions.
Thursday sees Mercury moving into Capricorn, where it will be for the rest of this month. This energy is supportive of structured thinking because it brings out our focused and analytical side. our communication will be more down to earth and more focused on practical matters. With Mercury, the focus is on knowledge, communications of all kinds, and travel. So, when the Messenger planet mixes with Capricorn, these areas will be on solid footing. It’s a good time for making those New Years resolutions because we have a better chance of seeing them through as we build solid plans for 2018.
Friday morning the Moon will move into upbeat Sagittarius, which makes us want to have some fun as we plan for the weekend. But we also have that practical Capricorn energy in play that wants to be practical. The Sagittarius lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
Saturday brings a mixed bag of energies our way. We have a conjunction between Mercury and Saturn, making it a good time for taking a serious look at the circumstances and situations in our lives. It’s not a very upbeat energy but it’s a great energy to tap into when you need to take an objective, detached, clear view of life.  Then we have a challenging square between Venus and Uranus. Under this transit, we need to be careful of temptations like impulse buying and being a bit erratic with our resources. For those who have been experiencing difficulties with funds and/or relationships, this transit can bring a lingering issue up to the surface now and will require our attention rather than trying to push it back down and ignore it. Last we have a sextile between Venus and Chiron. This is a short but friendly little aspect which can give us the opportunity to harmonize difficult relationships and make some progress in our efforts to heal and rebalance.
Sunday starts us off with a Void of Course Moon that will move into Capricorn in the evening. In Capricorn, our emotional charge seems to decrease as our feelings of duty and responsibility move to the fore. We tend to become more practical and logical, as well as more demanding and less sensitive to others and ourselves. So we will definitely feel like winding down at the end of our day. We also have a square between the Sun and Uranus, where our world can experience some shake-up’s as the Universe decides its time for change and time to make things a bit more “interesting.” This is our wake-up call folks and it is designed to loosen us up from old habits and cycles that keep us stuck or inhibited in life. So if you are looking to break some old habits in your life or break away from current restrictions, this is the best time to do it! Just bear in mind that it could also create a bit of a mess that you will have to contend with later.