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Last week was a mixture of recovering from the week before, and relaxing, taking it easy -- surely connected to the Full Moon in Cancer that was exact on Jan.4th/5th (depending on what timezone you live in). Towards the end of the week, things started to speed up again and I felt very focused on business and future goals. The Virgo Moon (in connection with the Capricorn energy at the end of the week) helped clarify a lot of things…
This week's headline items: On Monday morning, Mars changes signs from Aquarius to Pisces; the last Quarter Moon in Libra becomes exact on Tuesday early morning; Friday late evening starts the Balsamic Moon phase; Mercury starts to slow down (station) on Saturday; and there will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday early morning (for 14 hours), Thursday evening (for 8 hours), and Saturday afternoon (for 16.5 hours).
Monday: the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day. It will journey here until Tuesday evening. The energy of the Libra Moon wants to maintain equal relationships: we thus tend to spend more time on diplomacy -- making compromises, negotiating, practicing graciousness, balancing, etc.
We can better set aside our emotions, to achieve the peace we desire; the shadow side of this is a tendency to avoid direct confrontations. We see both sides -- and may also fear loss of approval -- so we can't decide. As best as you can, find your inner balance with this... and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm. This Moon placement starts the build up towards the last Quarter Moon (exact on Tuesday morning)
Monday at 5:20am EST, Mars changes signs from freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius to creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Feb. 19th. Our physical energy may slow down at this time. Creative and spiritual endeavors are highly favored for the next 5.5 weeks -- this especially goes for music. Our passions will be more of a romantic nature, imagination will play a big role when connecting physically with others.
Gentleness is key. The shadow side of this, is that our own aggression may be expressed less directly. Any form of assertiveness is likely to feel selfish or "wrong" on some level. Avoid victim-behavior by connecting to spirit. We feel a deep energetic and spiritual connection to others; charity work and altruism will be favored. Best to go with the flow for the next 5.5 weeks, paying attention to your energy levels.
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Pisces? If so, you will feel energized by this placement. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries? If so, you may feel the change of pace more strongly. Your physical energy may not be what it usually is. As best as you can, make the necessary adjustments.
Monday may require some adjustments on our part; as best as you can, stay open and flexible ;-)
Tuesday: the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 6:44pm EST (see Monday morning for details). At 4:46am EST, the last Quarter Moon becomes exactin 23 degrees of Libra. We started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Libra onSunday.
The Moon in relationship-oriented, harmony-loving Libra makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in ambitious, goal-oriented Capricorn. This may bring up some challenges. However, it also energizes us to look at what needs to be completed -- and what needs to be changed. This Moon phase brings us closer to the next New Moon (Jan. 20th).
With the last Quarter Moon, rather than starting major new projects, it serves us take a look at what was started around the time of the last New Moon -- in this case, around Dec. 21st. We now have about a week to wrap those projects up. What -- if anything -- needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since Dec. 21st? What did it mean for you? As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up, whether internally or with others.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-25 degrees of Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer? If so, you are more affected by this month's last Quarter Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.
Right after the last Quarter Moon becomes exact (4:46am EST), we enter a 14-hour Moon void of course (VoC), which ends at 6:44pm EST. Use this intuitive time to make some adjustments in your life. As best as you can, find creative solutions to seemingly unsolvable situations. Make space both for collaborating with others, and taking care of business/long-term goals. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new.
Tuesday afternoon, an opportune Venus/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 3:12pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Monday early morning on; it will be strong until Thursday morning. This gives us the opportunity to experiment with how we relate to others -- to do something different or unusual -- freedom plays a big part in this aspect.
Of course, others are experimenting too, so you might experience some unusual or unexpected interactions during this time -- it's a favorable time for social meetings and events.. As best as you can, stay open and flexible: fresh air is blowing through your relationships.
We're also ready to experiment with our financial undertakings. Energetic matches with this aspect would be: all things "tech" (electronics, technology, internet); metaphysics; the arts; group activities. This is not the best time to make long-term financial investments, unless you had an intuitive flash ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-15 degrees of Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius or Gemini? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Aquarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra, Uranus rules Aquarius).
Tuesday evening at 6:12pm EST, the Moon moves intopassionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Friday very early morning. We feel emotions on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things -- superficiality won't work for us now -- and we instinctively read between the lines.
The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power; it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. This tends to be an emotionally colored, all-or-nothing, black or white experience -- it can therefore be an intimate, passionate time. As best as you can, avoid manipulation, brooding and suspicion; instead, open to the wealth of your innermost feelings -- decide to go deeper, allowing all feelings to surface, if they need to.
Embrace all of who you are. Know thyself, love thyself and you shall be set free. Remember: a deep love of all that we are will connect us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and is ultimately what disempowers ourselves and others.
Wednesday: the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Tuesday evening for details).
Wednesday early morning, an opportune Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 5:25am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Monday on, it will be strong until Friday evening.This brings an opportunity for insight and novelty. We might experience some really unusual conversations. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to realize it.
This aspect also brings an opportunity to see things from a different perspective, or to put a new spin on our "old" thinking structure. We like to connect in unusual ways and any group activities or brainstorming with like-minded people could generate amazing insights -- this might be a busy day. As best as you can -- and as much as you want to -- stay open to other dimensions ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-15 degrees of Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius or Gemini? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and Gemini; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)
Thursday: the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Tuesday evening for details).
Thursday very early morning, a challenging Mars/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 1:10am EST. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will be strong until Monday of next week. This is a "stretch" aspect -- characterized by an inner conflict -- as well as a maturity process that requires adjustments and flexibility on our part.
On the one hand, we want to start spiritual/creative projects and go with the flow, feeling our way through life. On the other, we have a strong focus on exploring “the truth” about life -- on reaching an understanding of what beliefs are truthful and align with our own experiences. As best as you can, make space for both of these.
We also tend to be more cautious now. We may experience a temporary loss of enthusiasm -- or setbacks that make us doubt our ability to win in life. We are learning to live life in moderation; this might be frustrating at first. Pushing too hard (or too fast) doesn't always get us the results we want: It might be time to slow down a little and catch our breath. That way, we can come back later, with a stronger, more mature set of expectations and approaches.
Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 0-5 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or 29 degrees of Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus or Leo? If so, you may be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Capricorn (Mars rules Aries; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn).
Thursday at 6:52pm EST, we enter an 8-hour Moon void of course (VoC), which ends at 3:01am EST (Friday early morning). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to do some research and bring awareness to what you are manifesting long-term. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. Routine tasks work very well during this time.
Friday at 3:01am EST, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, whereit will journey until Sunday morning. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. The Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from intuition and think in a broader manner.
We seek meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now"; we pursue truth and a new vision -- the big picture, rather than the details. Spontaneity is key, we'd rather improvise than plan; this may tip into just "winging it". We could also overdo or overstate.
Friday: The first half of the day requires that we slow down a little and make some adjustments. Our head and our “intuitive body” may fight each other a little today: As best as you can, stay flexible and make room for both (mental exploration and intuitive sensing).
Friday late evening, we enter the Balsamic Moon phase: this lasts until Tuesday of next week, when the New Moon in Aquarius becomes exact (…more on that next week). We are being asked to slow down and get quiet, so we can listen to our intuition. For some of us, this might be a stretch. As best as you can: stay grounded, take a deep breath and exhale any tensions.
Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing existing projects. This is also a great time for letting go of whatever no longer serves us. What if you could hear the voice of your inner wisdom? What might it be saying?
Saturday: the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Friday very early morning for details).
Also on Saturday: Mercury starts to slow down (“stationing”). It’s getting ready to come to a halt next week Wednesday, Jan.21st (more on that next week). For the next 8 days (until Jan.25th), we need to be patient with ourselves and others -- especially if there is a connection with communication or transportation, and their associated technologies. 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 (For more details on Mercury Shadow Phases and Retrogrades, click here: http://vsta.pr/102aFxh )
Some of us will feel the effects of this station more than others: those of us with Gemini or Virgo as our Sun- or Rising-Sign (Ascendant) -- and those of us with personal planets (or angles) in 15-18 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus.
Saturday at 2:25pm EST, we enter a 16.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC), which ends at 7:04am EST (Sunday morning). Use this intuitive time to have some fun with others and explore your inner child. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. Routine tasks work well during this time.
Sunday at 7:04am EST, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Tuesday morning. The Capricorn Moon emphasizes our need for structure and forward planning. We are motivated by a desire for success; achievement and manifestation are paramount.
We are resourceful and pursue economy with time, energy, and other resources. We take things more seriously during Moon in Capricorn: we look reality in the eye. This can be a very productive period. As best as you can, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off: try saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)
Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) is transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore our beliefs. It's also a great time to focus on the greater meaning of life and for going beyond conditioned thinking structures. As best as you can, be authentic about what you believe: Do your beliefs actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, not how it was 5 or 10 years ago?
Sunday gives us an opportunity to connect our long-term goals with projects that are in alignment with our higher Selves. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us, we have to "take" it.
A preview of next Monday: the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Sunday morning for details). At 5:51am EST, we will enter a 26-hour Moon void of course (VoC) which ends at 7:57am EST (Tuesday morning). This is an intuitive time, use it to nurture what you are building long-term and what you feel most passionate about.
We have a strong focus on accomplishing things and getting down to business. As best as you can, refrain from getting too obsessed with anything... Take some breaks ;-) As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. Routine tasks work very well during this time. It also helps planning your day ahead of time.
A Venus/Jupiter opposition will be exact at 8:44am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Saturday on; it will be strong until Wednesday evening of next week. This is asking us to find an inner and outer balance between two apparently conflicting pulls: Our connection to future visions (i.e. making the world a better place for all of us), and our need for fun activities and creative self-expression.
We have a tendency to overestimate our personal capabilities right now: We want to do (and be) more than is actually possible right now. In the same spirit, we might also have a tendency to live beyond our means.
As you can see, we need to watch out for feeling overly-optimistic or -enthusiastic. Moderation is the keyword, with regard to both finances and our affections: Check your bank account... and keep it real ;-) As best as you can, find a balance between your head and your heart.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 17-23 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
A Mars/Neptune alignment in Pisces will be exact at 7:08pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday evening on; it will be strong until Friday of next week. This might contribute to feeling either a lack of physical energy, or a need to connect to spiritual or creative endeavors. As best as you can, be patient with your energy levels for this coming week; go with the flow whenever you can, and, just for now, see what is would feel like to let go of wanting to be "the first and the best".
This is definitely a highly imaginative time. The highest vibration of this aspect is idealistic, highly intuitive and romantic; on a lower level vibration, it's about not seeing reality clearly or wanting to avoid it, as it may be to painful to accept as it is. We might get confused or disappointed; things might seem a little foggy. Check in with others when creating new goals for yourself during this transit: get reality checks!
Remember: the more we fight against any energy pattern, the more we will experience its lowest vibration. As best as you can, let go and let flow ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 3-9 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Pisces (Mars is the ruler of Aries, so those folks will always be affected more strongly by Mars's movements and aspects; Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, so Pisces people feel Neptune's movements and aspects more strongly than most)
Have a fantastic week!
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