Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

How have your dreams been lately? Mercury entered Capricorn on Thursday. He makes the exact conjunction to Saturn in the early hours of Saturday morning, so keep the dream journal near your bed this weekend. You have a subconscious message arriving, in the form of synchronicity, spirit, or imagination. What you’re going to build in this Saturn cycle will be private for the next few years, but it will absolutely influence your self-image once you’re done with it.

Venus and the sun square Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday and Sunday, giving you a bit of an outlet to communicate some of these secrets. If you’re an artist or writer, or if you have a creative outlet, make some time for it this weekend. All of this private insight needs somewhere to go. Tuesday night’s new moon in Capricorn has the exact same effect, so that the beginning of this week is all dreaming, thinking, and putting the private experience into words (or music, or images, or action). As I mentioned in the monthly scope, this lunar cycle is a good time to let go of any outdated fears or unconscious beliefs that have been weighing you down. Be disciplined about the life of the spirit. It may not make a lot of sense to the most logical Aquarians, but taking your spiritual needs seriously will enhance your mundane life too.

On Thursday, Venus enters your sign, granting you additional charm and magnetism in your relationships. When asteroid Juno, goddess of marriage (and jealousy) meets the south node in your sign, opposing asteroid Ceres, the mother goddess, in Leo, you’ll be happy to have the benefit of Venus in Aquarius. You’re being challenged to compromise with your significant others, whether they’re friends or romantic partners. Make sure they know that you like them just the way they are. When you let others shine, they celebrate your individuality too. Your season officially begins on Friday, when the sun enters your sign. Happy birthday!


Major Transits for Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Mercury conjunct Saturn at 2.48 Capricorn: Jan. 13

Venus at 24 Capricorn square Uranus at 24 Aries: Jan. 13

Sun at 24 Capricorn square Uranus at 24 Aries: Jan. 14

Jupiter at 19 Scorpio sextile Pluto at 19 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 15

New Moon at 26.54 Capricorn: Jan. 16 at 9:17 pm

Venus enters Aquarius: Jan. 18

Mars at 25 Scorpio trine Chiron at 25 Pisces (Exact): Jan. 18

Sun enters Aquarius: Jan. 19
 

This Week’s Minor Transits:

Venus at 25 Capricorn sextile Chiron at 25 Pisces: Jan. 14

Sun at 25 Capricorn sextile Chiron at 25 Pisces: Jan. 15

Vesta enters Sagittarius: Jan. 15

Mercury conjunct Lilith in Capricorn: Jan. 15 - Jan. 17

Exact: Jan. 16

Mercury at 12 Capricorn sextile Neptune at 12 Pisces: Jan. 19

Ceres conjunct North Node at 14 Leo opposing Juno conjunct South Node at 14 Aquarius: Jan. 19

Pallas Athene enters Taurus: Jan. 19


Weekly Moon

New

Waning Moon in Sagittarius: Jan. 12 at 2:04 am - 2:42 pm Jan. 14

VOC Moon in Sagittarius: Jan. 14 from 3:47 am - 2:42 pm

Balsamic Moon enters Capricorn: Jan. 14 at 2:42 pm

New Moon at 26.54 Capricorn: Jan. 16 at 9:17 pm

VOC Moon in Capricorn: Jan. 17 from 1:29 am - 3:31 am

Waxing Moon enters Aquarius: Jan. 17 at 3:31 am

VOC Moon in Aquarius: Jan. 19 from 6:51 am - 3:26 pm

Moon enters Pisces: Jan. 19 at 3:26


Saturday, January 6 - Friday, January 12

How do you want to be remembered? This is a week to work on the legacy you’ll leave behind. Mars and Jupiter are still in trine to Neptune and squaring the moon’s nodes this weekend. You’re still being challenged to balance the time you spend on your vocation with partnerships and close friendships. It’s a weekend to ponder your calling and where exactly you belong.

Your inner life remains active with all of the transits in Capricorn this week. It’s a fantastic time for creative work and the imagination, for spiritual growth, delving into the unconscious, or simply resting. The exact conjunction of Venus and the sun from Monday through Thursday may bring you an especially beautiful idea or an inner experience. On Tuesday, when both Venus and the sun are exactly conjunct Pluto, with Mars in sextile from Scorpio, the hidden changes will be most intense. Remember how I said all of these planets are acting like a clean-up crew for all of your secret messes? The breakthrough could be big this week.

On Thursday, when Mercury enters Capricorn, he’ll be right next to Saturn. This aspect is exact in the early hours of next Saturday morning. You may receive a message about the shift that’s happening for you in this next Saturn cycle. Stay open to communication through dreams, images, and synchronicity.


Major Transits for Jan. 6 - 12

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Mercury at 24 Sagittarius trine Uranus at 24 Aries and square Chiron at 24 Pisces (Exact): Jan. 6

Mars conjunct Jupiter at 17 - 18 Scorpio (Exact): Jan. 6 - 8

Mars at 19 Scorpio sextile Pluto at 19 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 8 - 9

Venus conjunct Sun at 18 - 21 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 8 - 11

Sun and Venus conjunct Pluto at 19 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 9

Mercury enters Capricorn: Jan. 11

Mars at 21 Scorpio sextile Sun at 21 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 12

Mercury conjunct Saturn at 2.48 Capricorn (Exact): Jan. 13

 

Weekly Moon

Waning

Moon in Virgo: Jan. 5 from 3:12 AM - 7:14 am Jan. 7

VOC Moon in Virgo: Jan. 6 from 9:50 pm - 7:14 am Jan. 7

Moon into Libra: Jan. 7 at 7:14 am

Quarter Moon in Libra: Jan. 8

VOC Moon in Libra: Jan. 9 from 11:12 am - 3:05 pm

Moon into Scorpio: Jan. 9 at 3:05 pm

VOC Moon in Scorpio: Jan. 11 from 9:53 am - 2:04 am Jan. 12

Moon into Sagittarius: Jan. 12 at 2:04 am


December 30, 2017 - January 5, 2018

The Capricorn stellium right now is keeping you busy, even if other people don’t know about it. Saturn, your traditional ruler, is strong here because Capricorn is the other sign he rules. Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto are all pitching in to help you clean out any closet skeletons and dump any old fears before you start a new Saturn cycle in three years. So you’re very focused on what’s happening right now in your unconscious. Make time to work with your dreams and imagination.

The full moon on Monday is opposite Capricorn, in your house of ritual, magic, and daily routines. What you imagine can be made real. There’s a link here between your mental state and your physical health. Wellness of mind, body, and spirit could be your mantra for this full moon week. Because this is a powerful lunation, you might find that you would prefer to rest this New Year’s. You could let go of an unhealthy habit as we begin 2018, and make more time for self-care instead. Your modern ruler Uranus stations direct on Tuesday, helping you to communicate some of the ideas that are emerging from your subconscious.

Then again, the full moon could bring up something for you at work. With Mars and Jupiter in your career sector trining Neptune in your sector of money and talent all week (until the 7th), you’re in a good position to get ahead. Mars and Jupiter are also squaring the moon’s nodes this week. With the south node transiting your sign and the north node in Leo, this is about how your significant partnerships affect your direction, and vice versa. You’re challenged to take other people into account on your way up the ladder. This will be most intense on Thursday. Use the genius of Uranus to communicate with friends and partners, and see if they can help you out.


Major Transits for Dec. 30 - Jan. 5

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Full Moon at 11.38 Cancer: Jan. 1 at 9:24 pm 

Uranus stations direct at 24.34 Aries: Jan. 2

Mars at 16.40 Scorpio square moon’s nodes at 16.40 Leo and Aquarius: Jan. 4

 

Weekly Moon

Moon in Taurus: Dec. 30 from 12:00 am - 3:31 am

Moon into Gemini: Dec. 30 at 3:31 am

Moon into Cancer: Jan. 1 at 3:10 am

Full Moon at 11.38 Cancer: Jan. 1 at 9:24 pm 

Moon into Leo: Jan. 3 at 2:23 am

VOC Moon in Leo: Jan. 4 from 6:09 pm - 3:11 am Jan. 5

Moon into Virgo: Jan. 5 at 3:12 AM


January 2018

Having your traditional ruler Saturn in a more effective placement is a game-changer for 2018. You’ll start out the year with Saturn in Capricorn, the other sign he rules. This is the ending of a Saturn cycle, the last work to be done before the planet of karma enters your sign in December 2020. This work is happening behind the scenes. You’re reviewing old insecurities and testing your maturity. As we begin January, you have a full team in your house of interiority: not only Saturn, but Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto too. It’s a hidden clean-up crew for all of your secret messes.

Meanwhile, Mars and Jupiter are forming a power couple in the career sector of your chart, and Jupiter is still making a nice trine to Neptune in your house of money until January 7th. You have some nice opportunities to make a good impression at work in the beginning of the year. The full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day illuminates something about your daily routine or your health. Try to rest and reflect instead of jumping into work right away. You may need to let go of some bad habits, or clear something from your daily schedule to make time for self-care. Dream up the perfect day and feel what it might be like to have that all the time.

On January 2nd, your modern ruler Uranus stations direct in Aries, making a nice aspect to your sign. From now through March 8th, we don’t have any retrogrades, so you can focus your energy on taking action. On January 4th, Mars makes an exact square to the south node of the moon in Aquarius and the north node in Leo. Tension between you and other people about your current direction may be revealed at this time. You’re being challenged to focus more on the give and take of relationships, accepting others’ flaws and living in harmony. Not everyone thinks like you do. You might be asked to take another point of view into account this month.

Mercury is still in Sagittarius at the beginning of this month, reviewing Saturn’s path from the past three years. You’ve learned all about setting realistic goals and carefully choosing the groups you spend time with. On January 11th, Mercury enters Capricorn and makes an exact conjunction to Saturn on the 12th. Then you'll really done with Saturn in Sagittarius for a while. Mercury gives you a little message about this next cycle, perhaps through your dreams, imagination, or intuition. On the 13th and 14th, Venus and the sun square Uranus from Capricorn. You’re being challenged to communicate your most secret thoughts, those which are most difficult to voice. Luckily, you still have Uranus’s genius influence on your communications until May 15th this year. The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th emphasizes this challenge for the next lunar cycle. It’s a good moon for setting intentions to let go of old fears. Relieve yourself of any secret burdens. You can build new thoughts and dreams in their stead. Any work of the imagination will benefit from Saturn’s discipline here.

Venus enters your sign on January 18th. Something interesting happens on the 19th, too: asteroid Ceres will be exactly conjunct the north node in Leo, and Juno will be exactly conjunct the south node in Aquarius. These two emphasize the lessons of the nodes, which for you are about relating to others despite your differences. Nurture your friends and partners. Indulge their idiosyncrasies a bit. Your season begins with the sun’s ingress into Aquarius on that same day, and after one more quick square to Uranus from Capricorn, Mercury follows on the 31st.

The total eclipse in Leo on January 31st follows the same cycle as the eclipses in February and August 2017. The same themes echo now. This one opposes Venus and the south node in your sign. The lesson about accepting others as they are, and compromising to be in relationship to them, repeats itself again at the end of this month. It’s one thing to uphold the ideal of a diverse society full of individuals. It’s quite another to be in a messy, confusing one-on-one relationship with another person. You’re loving others for who they are, just as you value your own unique light.


Major Transits in January 2018

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Full Moon at 11.38 Cancer: Jan. 1 at 9:24 PM

Uranus stations direct at 24 Aries: Jan. 2

Mars in Scorpio square the nodes in Leo and Aquarius: Dec. 21, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018

Exact Jan. 4

Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio: Dec. 21, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2018

Exact Jan. 6 - 9

Venus conjunct Sun in Capricorn: Dec. 25, 2017 - Jan. 18, 2018

Exact Jan. 8 - 11

Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Jan. 1 - Jan. 17

Exact Jan. 9

Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Jan. 2 - Jan. 15

Exact Jan. 9

Mercury enters Capricorn: Jan. 11

Mercury conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: Jan. 11 - Jan. 19

Exact Jan. 12

Venus in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Jan. 7 - Jan. 17

Exact Jan. 13

Sun in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Jan. 7 - Jan. 19

Exact Jan. 14

New Moon at 26.54 Capricorn: Jan. 16 at 9:17 PM

Venus enters Aquarius: Jan. 18

Mars in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces: Jan. 8 - Jan. 25

Exact Jan. 18

Sun enters Aquarius: Jan. 19

Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Jan. 19 - Jan. 28

Exact Jan. 24

Mars enters Sagittarius: Jan. 26

Mercury in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Jan. 22 - Jan. 30

Exact Jan. 27

Venus conjunct South Node in Aquarius: Jan. 24 - Feb. 3

Exact Jan. 29

Mercury enters Aquarius: Jan. 31

Total Lunar Eclipse (full moon) at 11.37 Leo: Jan. 31 at 8:26 AM