Avoid Jumping in Too Fast
This week’s headline items: Mercury’s and Uranus’ stations intensify on Monday; on Wednesday morning, Mercury comes to a halt in Capricorn (as its retrograde ends) while also beginning its post-Shadow phase; the Balsamic Moon phase begins on Wednesday late morning; the Sun changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius on Friday very early morning; the New Moon in Aquarius becomes exact on Saturday afternoon; and on Sunday early evening, Uranus comes to a halt, ending its 5-months Retrograde phase.
There will be three Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Tuesday morning (for a little over 3 hours), Thursday early morning (for 9 hours), and Saturday late morning (for a little over 2.5 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, January 16th:
Monday, the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day. It will journey there until Tuesday early afternoon.
Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.
The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. It does so through subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. This makes it an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits, or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.
The Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity — it’s “in or out”, “with us or against us”, “love me or leave me”, etc. It can therefore be stormy — a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we “work” the energies.
Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward — act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, stay present to the fluctuations of your feelings, whether they’re “polite” or “timely”. Feelings aren’t facts, but they are information — and heeding them will help you embrace the whole of who you are.
Know thyself — and love thyself — you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes “Force” to show up — and that’s ultimately what disempowers us and others.
Also on Monday, Mercury’s Station phase intensifies, as Mercury is preparing to come to a halt on Wednesday morning — ending its 3-week Retrograde phase (more on Wednesday…). During this intensified Station phase (which lasts until Jan. 21st in 8°of Capricorn), we feel Mercury’s energies even more strongly.
Pay attention to anything “in your face” in any of the following areas: communications, short travels, transportation of any kind, communication devices, self-mastery, long-term goals, or public achievements. You will get a chance to make adjustments once Mercury is moving direct again (to be more precise, during the Shadow phase that follows).
For the next 5 days, we need to be even more patient with ourselves and others — especially if there is a connection with long-term goals, communication or transportation, and their associated technologies. Give yourself and others a lot of space… as best as you can!
This is not the best time to start anything brand-new, especially if it contains new information that needs to be processed.
We might experience delays or misunderstandings, and things tend to feel “off” or stagnant. It might be a good idea to give yourself some extra time to get ready or travel somewhere — especially if you intend to use public transportation or drive. Going with the flow is recommended at this time (for more details on Mercury Shadow Phases and Retrogrades, click here).
Here are some questions you could ask over the next 5 days: Am I feeling mentally scattered? Nervous? Am I overthinking? Am I trying to be in constant mental movement or stimulation? What information is truly needed right now? Am I trying to jump the gun on something?
What would it be like to connect and communicate only what is essential? What will get me 1% closer to that right here and now?
Some of us will feel the effects of the Mercury station more than others: those of us who have Gemini or Virgo as our Sun- or Rising-Sign (Ascendant); and those of us with personal planets in 6-10 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, or Libra.
Lastly, also on Monday, the Uranus Station intensifies until Jan 28th. It will come to a complete halt on Sunday (Jan. 22nd) in almost 15 degrees of Taurus, ending its 5-month Retrograde phase (more about that on Sunday…).
What we talked about on Jan. 8th still applies: when an outer planet stations, its energy gets more pronounced, sometimes causing discomfort. We are being asked to hang out with that discomfort until the planet’s energy picks up speed again around Feb. 7th (when the station phase has ended).
Definitely expect the unexpected. Uranus is all about breaking away from traditional structures and moving towards a new future — one that serves others as well as ourselves. Its keyword is “Freedom”: this aspect provides an opportunity to discover how free we actually feel. So… how free do you feel?
As best as you can for the next 3 weeks, pull whatever is “in your face” even closer and take a good long look at it: our intuition will be very strong and deliver sudden insights and ideas, especially around what needs to change in our lives.
Are you expressing your individuality to the fullest in your financial partnerships and intimate relationships? Are you connecting to a larger vision? Are you finding ways to reinvent yourself (or at least your pocketbook)? Is anything holding you back? What are you more aware of in connection with your unique visions, values, and financial freedoms?
Uranus also rules electronics, technology, and the internet — so don’t be surprised by interruptions or short-term failures in these areas. Group activities are likewise ruled by Uranus, so these will also move more to the forefront of our awareness.
As best as you can during this aspect, stay open and flexible, go with the flow — and pay attention to messages from the Universe
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 13-17 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, or Aquarius? If so, you felt this Station phase quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius (Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius).
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.