Looking at Things From a Different Angle
This week’s headline items: Mars in Gemini remains exalted all week (stationing); Venus changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius late Monday evening; Chiron ends its Station phase on Wednesday; the Full Moon in Cancer becomes exact on Friday evening; on Sunday, Uranus starts to slow down again (stationing) — preparing to end its 5-month Retrograde phase.
There will be three Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Monday late afternoon (for 4.5 hours), Wednesday evening (for a little over 14 hours), and Saturday late afternoon/early evening (for almost 4.5 hours).
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, January 2nd:
Monday is quite a day (astrologically speaking). The Moon remains in peaceful, steady Taurus until 9:44pm EST. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing, and “rushing things” goes against our grain.
What is our favorite thing for the rest of the day? It’s probably slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses 😉
Monday, very early morning, an opportune Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact for the second time within the last 9 days — at 1:44am EST. We started to feel this aspect build from Dec. 22nd on; it will remain strong until early Wednesday morning (Jan. 4th) — an unusually long time due to Mercury’s Staton/Retrograde phase.
This aspect gives us the opportunity to bring compassion and an intuitive approach to our thinking process. Having faith and connecting to our Higher Selves will be of service to us at this time. Any artistic or spiritual endeavors are likely to do well at this time. Music might help us with our thinking process and ability to get things done.
Let yourself be inspired! A book, a song, a movie, or someone else’s words allow the Universe to speak to you. Open your mind to a higher vibration — and remember, opportunities are openings… they aren’t necessarily handed to us… we have to “take” them and make something of them.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 21-25 degrees of Capricorn, Pisces, Scorpio, or Taurus? If so, you may be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).
Monday late morning, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 11:02am EST. We started to feel this aspect build from last week, Friday evening (Dec. 30th) on; it will remain strong until this Thursday (Jan. 5th). This asks us to stretch ourselves and expand from within. We might feel less confident about who we are and have a hard time projecting a social “front”. Our conditioning and wounded sense of Self may be out of harmony with each other.
As best as you can, take this as an opportunity to make space for feeling vulnerable or emotional without seeing yourself as weak or “less than”. It is perfectly ok to be yourself and feel insecure once in a while; as best as you can, bring compassion and love to yourself and others. After all, we are all human…
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC), or personal planets in 9-15 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, or Libra? If so, you will feel the effects of this aspect more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).
Monday at 5:16pm EST, we enter a Moon VoC that lasts until 9:44pm EST. Use this intuitive time to empower each other around earthly issues and support each other in practical ways.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday evening ahead of time
Monday at 9:09pm EST, Venus changes signs from productive, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn to freedom-oriented, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until Jan. 26th. This requires that we provide more freedom in our relationships — we want to improve them and break away from what feels old or stale.
We want our intellectual qualities to be admired; we also want to connect to like-minded people that share our vision — so friendships and networking will be favored for the next 3.5 weeks. We may also consider unusual financial investments. This is a good time for financial undertakings involving the following areas: electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and arts group activities.
Venus in Aquarius will also be in a mutual reception with Uranus in Taurus for the next 3.5 weeks. This means they are in each other’s signs and support each other’s agenda. This provides an opportunity to bring a common vision and a more humane approach to our interactions and financial future.
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius? If so, this placement will bring extra love and beauty into your life. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra? If so, you may feel the need for freedom or change in your relationships more strongly.
And last but not least, Monday at 9:48pm EST, the Moon enters chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Thursday morning (Jan. 5th). For the next two days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. “Busy” feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way…
The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead 🙂
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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.