Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

Your career and public image are still paramount, as you have Saturn and Mercury meeting exactly in the early hours of Saturday morning. You’re serious about your vocation at the moment. If you have not already received a message about what your Work will be during this Saturn cycle, it may come this weekend. On Saturday, Venus squares Uranus, and the sun repeats this aspect on Sunday. You may find a way to change the way you’re perceived publicly. A relationship could be especially charged. Often transits to one hemisphere show up on the other end of the axis, so it’s possible that you’re concerned with home and family more than you are with a career at this point. All of these things have an impact on your reputation.

Rest and reflect on the insights that are coming from this Capricorn stellium until Tuesday. On Tuesday night, the new moon in Capricorn presents an opportunity to set intentions or resolutions related to your life direction. Uranus moving through your sign in the past seven years has changed you, and you’re about to sense the real shift when he moves into Taurus in May. What new frontiers are you longing to explore? The best pioneers prepare well for their adventures. Take stock of where you are and set achievable goals for yourself. Saturn in Capricorn will hold you accountable.

On Thursday, Mars’ trine to Chiron is exact. All of that thinking about where you’ve been and where you’re going may release some hidden emotions. Awakening this is part of the healing process. Venus also leaves Capricorn that day, entering Aquarius and making a nice sextile to your sign. Perhaps someone else can help you process what’s coming up? The sun follows Venus on Friday, beginning Aquarius season. With a couple of planets no longer in Cap, you have some relief from the intense focus on direction. There’s a little more time for play and socializing around the corner.


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

This week is all about gathering your resources and using them to support you in your vocation. Mars is still squaring the nodes as we enter this weekend, challenging you to use your talents in creative ways. On Saturday, Mercury trines Uranus from Sagittarius. An unexpected and potentially brilliant message may come to you from a teacher or someone far away. This could be an insight about your philosophy or a flash about your direction.

Venus and the sun form an exact conjunction in Capricorn from Monday through Thursday. You may find that the public perceives you as a bit more charming than usual this week. You’ll be hard at work on the things you believe to be most important in life, whether that’s a paid position for you or an unpaid calling. Tuesday could present an especially potent moment for you in your career or vocation, when Venus and the sun meet Pluto exactly, with Mars in sextile from Scorpio. You’ve been undergoing a major transformation in terms of your life direction, and it shows.

On Thursday, when Mercury enters Capricorn you have one more planet supporting you in your Work. Mercury joins Saturn immediately, bringing you a message about the work that is required of you in the next Saturn cycle. Your attention to quality will pay off. Perhaps some of your previous efforts are finally bringing you the rewards you deserve.


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

Saturn’s entry into Capricorn at the end of 2017 has started you on a cycle of seriousness about your life direction. Where are you headed? What will your legacy be? The sun, Venus, Lilith, and Pluto are all together in Capricorn right now, emphasizing this focus. With your ruler Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio, your normally exuberant energy has gone into hyperdrive. Pay attention to your desires. Old treasures and gifts that were hidden in the darkness of your psyche are being uncovered now. Mars and Jupiter are also trine Neptune in Pisces. What are your unconscious fantasies? Your secret dreams? Map them out as you turn your attention towards your direction in 2018.

The full moon in Cancer on January 1st shines a light on your roots. The past will always influence your decision making. Notice the emotions that arise for you. This moon opposes Venus in Capricorn, creating the tension of growth in your relationships. When is it necessary to go to war, and when should you keep the peace? Avoid overindulging this New Year’s Eve. Spend your night with the people you find most pleasant. Uranus stations direct in your sign on Tuesday. This marks a shift into three months without any retrogrades -- take advantage by getting things done! On Thursday, when Mars in Scorpio squares the moon’s nodes, you’re being called to do something about your values. Plan some time for fun activities or passion projects towards the end of this week.


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

You begin 2018 with a host of planets at the very top of your chart, signifying an emphasis on your public persona. Your energy is focused on your direction in life: perhaps your career, your family, or a literal move. The full moon in Cancer on the first day of January brings something to fruition. You may be able to let go of something from your past, or celebrate an important achievement. This is likely to be an emotional full moon for you. Your New Year celebration will be most enjoyable if you spend it with family and close friends.

On January 2nd, Uranus stations direct in your sign, beginning a three-month streak when all of the planets are direct. From now through March 8th, you have the energy on your side to get things done. On January 4th, your ruling planet Mars makes an exact square to the moon’s nodes from Scorpio. This challenges you to express yourself and your values wholeheartedly, moving away from the control or orders of a group and toward a more personal view. Normally it’s not hard for you to separate yourself from the crowd, but with Pluto (and now Saturn) in Capricorn squaring your sign, you’ve had an intense few years of just keeping your head above water. Use the North Node in Leo to access your passion. Mars and Jupiter are together in Scorpio, exact from January 6th - 9th, amplifying your drive and bringing hidden desires to the surface.

As the sun and Venus move through Capricorn together, they both meet Pluto on January 9th. This is an intense time for your social relationships, particularly at work or home. Something of the theme of Pluto in Capricorn squaring your sign for the past decade is highlighted at this time. Both the Sun and Venus move on to square Uranus in your sign on January 13th and 14th, perhaps prompting you to shake things up. Mercury also enters Capricorn around this time, on January 11th, and meets Saturn exactly on January 12th. Saturn’s new position in the sign of Capricorn signifies a period of hard work in your career for the next three years. You like to rush headfirst into things, but slow and steady wins the race this time. That’s the message of Mercury when he meets Saturn -- whatever came up for you during the recent Mercury retrograde in December 2017, you’ll be reminded of then. Saturn wants you to work on it.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th is brilliant for New Years’ Resolutions having to do with your life direction or career. (The full moon on the 1st makes your resolutions less likely to stick, so it’s worthwhile to wait two weeks.) Make a solid plan to follow through on for the next three years. Saturn responds to discipline and integrity. Some of the pressure on your work and/or home life will be relieved when Venus enters Aquarius on January 18th. Mars makes an exact trine to Chiron in Pisces on the same day, opening you up to healing some long-buried pain.

Mercury, still traveling through Capricorn, makes an exact conjunction to Pluto on January 24th, bringing a message about the challenges that you encountered in relationships at the beginning of the month. The messenger god joins the sun and Venus in Aquarius on January 31st, turning your thoughts and attention towards your long-term goals and the groups who can help you get there. Also on January 31st, we have a total lunar eclipse in Leo. This is part of a cycle that reflects something of what happened in February and August 2017. Whatever it is that you need to generate, your passion and the path of your heart, becomes absolutely necessary now.


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