Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

You still have Mars and Jupiter making a beautiful aspect to your sign from your fellow water sign of Scorpio. The energy, creative drive, idea generation, and pure love emanates from you all month. Early this Saturday morning, when Mercury meets Saturn in Capricorn exactly, that flowing love crystallizes into one or more specific relationships. Friends, business partners, or significant others are here for your long-term attention now. As Venus squares Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday, with the sun following suit on Sunday, you’ll have some tension showing you what the challenge is. Who is moving you in a new direction?

The new moon on Tuesday, also in your partnership sector, is an especially important one for your relationships. This moon is right next to the love goddess Venus, and square Uranus in Aries. Before 9:17 pm on Tuesday night, spend some time meditating on your relationships with others. How have you changed your self-image since the major Cardinal squares of 2012 - 2015? How have you changed the way you conduct yourself in friendships, romantic relationships, business? Where are your boundaries? What have you seen yourself projecting on to others, the shadow that you’re ready to own? This moon begins a new cycle for you. You have an opportunity to harvest realizations from the past few years and start a new chapter.

On Thursday, Mars reaches an exact trine to Chiron in Pisces, putting your sign at one point of the equilateral triangle we call a Grand Trine. This is a gentle push for you to send some of those creative ideas out into the world. What you have to say can be healing for others. The end of this week presents another few days for fun, love, and exploration. If it feels more like you’re working all the time, you are birthing idea after idea, and the rest will come later this month when you’re less influenced by the exuberance of the Mars-Jupiter conjunction. Venus enters Aquarius on Thursday, with the sun following on Friday to officially begin Aquarius season. The Capricorn energy will soon be less intense, but the focus on relationships continues nonetheless.


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

Mars and Jupiter are conjunct in Scorpio this weekend, making it a beautiful couple of days for romance and recreation. Do something fun with a significant other or friend, or just for yourself. All of this energy in Capricorn is keeping your partnership sector busy. You’re balancing your needs with someone else’s, and while it may be wonderful, it’s also a negotiation at times. Prioritize your joy on Saturday and Sunday.

Venus and the sun form an exact conjunction in Cap from Monday through Thursday, making your relationships all that much more pleasurable. On Tuesday, when both of these planets meet Pluto, with Mars in sextile from Scorpio, you can see the transformation your partnerships have been through. Your higher standards are paying off, in true friendship and real love. No more false friendships for you. The people who receive your nurturing now have earned your trust. The moon moving through Libra and Scorpio this week emphasizes this focus on relating. On Thursday, when Mercury enters Capricorn, look for synchronicity. A significant person in your life may say something that hints at what this next Saturn cycle holds for you.


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 just entered Capricorn on December 19th, where he will be opposing your sign for the next three years. Your significant relationships are becoming much more serious. This could include marriage, other romantic relationships, friendships, business partners, or even your competition. After the incredible transformation you’ve been through with Pluto and Uranus aspecting your sign for most of the past decade, you’re ready to firm up your sense of self. This includes cementing lasting bonds with the right people. Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto are also in Capricorn with Saturn this week, bringing those themes into the foreground.

This full moon on New Year’s Day is huge for you. Mark it on your calendar and just make time to let it wash over you. This one is opposing Venus in Capricorn, plus making a grand trine with Neptune in Pisces, Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, and you (sun/moon/asc). It could be love that moves you emotionally. It could also be that you have something to generate, something that comes from your womb (the literal one or the metaphorical one) and must be born. Something of this nature will come to fruition this week. You need to express yourself. Come out of your shell just a little bit, at least for the people you’re closest to. Uranus stationing direct on Tuesday adds some excitement to this moon’s emotional whirlpool, as the planet of change is still squaring your sign. The rest of this week for you is still about that luscious Mars-Jupiter and Neptune trine, and the aftermath of the full moon. As your ruler moves through creative Leo and into silver-tongued Virgo, consider what you might want to say this year.


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 lineup of planets in your opposite sign of Capricorn. This includes Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, who started his three-year journey through this sign at the very end of 2017 (December 19th). You’re getting serious in your partnerships: romantic relationships, friendships, and business partnerships. Since 2008, Pluto has been burning off any inauthentic ways of relating. Now Saturn can help you build the foundations for truer, more lasting relationships with others. In contrast with the more difficult outer planet aspects you’ve experienced over the past few years, Jupiter and Neptune will support you with a grand trine in most of 2018. Right now the Jupiter-Neptune trine is in effect until January 7th. This could bring more luck in love; it will almost certainly allow you to have more fun and freedom to explore. The full moon on New Year’s Day brings your emotions to the surface, showing you what you really want in a relationship. Let go of the fears that are holding you back.

Uranus stations direct on the 2nd. The planet of surprises is still squaring your sign, so you may feel as though you’ve been hit with a little jolt of electricity on the tail end of the full moon’s overflowing energy. With all of the planets direct through March 8th, you’ll be able to get some things done in the next three months. On January 9th, when both the sun and Venus meet Pluto exactly in Capricorn, that authenticity you’ve developed for yourself will shine through. You’re so storm-weathered from your Pluto and Uranus transits that you don’t always need your shell anymore. Don’t be afraid to tell someone what you want directly. It’s the fastest, easiest way to satisfy your needs in a relationship. Power dynamics with others may become painfully clear during this second week. When Venus and the Sun square Uranus on January 13th and 14th, you’ll be paying attention to how your sense of self and your relationships to others are impacting your direction in life.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th squares Uranus as well, echoing those themes of relationship and direction. This moon is also conjunct Venus, in your house of relationship (sense a theme?), so it’s all about you and one other important person. This is a better time to make any New Year’s Resolutions about your partnerships than December 31st. Saturn will help you maintain your resolve. On January 18th, when Mars makes an exact trine to Chiron, you have an opportunity to heal through creative exploration. Healing always involves looking at your wounds first, so don’t be surprised if it’s emotional. Venus moves into Aquarius on the same day, prompting you to look at your deeper patterns in intimate relationships.

Mercury’s transiting through Capricorn for most of the month, starting January 11th. He meets with Pluto on the 24th, sending a message about your transformation. By the time Mercury enters Aquarius on the 31st, you’ll be digging well beneath the surface of anything that’s going on with you and other people. The total lunar eclipse in Leo on the last day of the month is part of the eclipse cycle that reflects something of what happened in February and August 2017. You are learning to value yourself more highly. You’re mining for your own gold.


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