Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

It’s a witchy week for you. Mars and Jupiter are still making magic together in your house of ritual. Mercury reaches the exact degree of Saturn in Capricorn early on Saturday morning, marking a big transition. You’re fully in Saturn mode now. He challenges you to access your power. Never assume that a Saturn transit will all be mundane drudgery. It’s through restriction and sacrifice that the mystics ascend. The word is devotion. To what (or whom) are you devoted?

Asteroid Vesta, goddess of the hearth fires, enters your opposing sign of Sagittarius on Monday. You’re stoking the fires of your close relationships. What warm qualities of yourself will you share? How can you show someone you cherish them? On Tuesday, the day of the new moon, Mercury meets Lilith in Capricorn exactly. This moon begins a lunar cycle for going deeper, getting more and more real. You’re casting a love spell on someone, or them on you. There is nothing more powerful than becoming so vulnerable, than opening yourself to receiving love. You find that your words contain whole worlds this week.

On Thursday, when love goddess Venus enters Aquarius and makes a nice aspect to your sign, you get a little more breathing room. All of this Capricorn energy is empowering for you, but it can also feel heavy. Use the insights from Saturn in Capricorn so far to expand your worldview. Explore--maybe alongside a partner. Aquarius season starts on Friday and brings with it the promise of more air. Let your inspiration lead you when Mercury makes an exact sextile to Neptune at the end of the week, even if you don’t know exactly where it’s going yet.


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 exactly this weekend, making it a good time to focus on your wellness. The holiday festivities are over, so you get a chance to detox a bit. After last week’s private full moon feels, you may still be sorting some things out. Remember that your magical potential is deepened by ritual. Doing something over and over again makes the effect more potent. So your meditation, yoga, visualization practice, reiki, artistic craft, or whatever it is that you do on a regular basis is all adding up to something.

On Saturday, Mercury trines Uranus and squares Chiron, creating a little stir in your social life. A great idea could come from someone you know. It’s also possible that something said hits home for you, showing you where you’re trying to heal in your area of vocation, or how you might heal others. Venus in exact conjunction to the sun from Monday through Thursday shines another light on the more private parts of your psyche. Intimacy with a significant other is a possibility this week, especially on Tuesday, when both Venus and the sun meet Pluto. It’s a powerful time for insights, spellwork, and repatterning your subconscious, whether that involves someone else or not. Mercury moving into Capricorn on Thursday intensifies this, especially with his conjunction to Saturn, exact in the early hours of next Saturday morning. Pay attention to insights from within.


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 on December 19th began a cycle of working hard on the patterns underlying your behavior. This next transit deepens the work of the past three years, when you were maturing in your one-on-one relationships. Now you’re uncovering some of the desires and ingrained beliefs that affect your attitudes towards money, sex, and endings or changes of all kinds. Saturn will push you towards a deeper, more complete transformation. It could sound scary to some, but it’s truly a year for making magic. Follow your curiosity through this cycle.

Mercury is in your opposite sign of Sagittarius until January 11th, so you’re still reviewing those recent Saturnine lessons about who you are in a partnership. Communication is key this week, with everyone from friends to romantic connections and even people you might consider enemies. Sagittarius loves honesty. Gemini tends to acknowledge many different truths at once. It’s not that you’re dishonest; you just embrace the complexity of life. You can reserve the right to change your mind and still speak from the heart. Try to separate other people’s opinions from your own.

The full moon in Cancer on Monday is about worth for you: your self-worth, what your talent is worth, your beliefs around money, or all three. This is Saturn’s first go at asking you to parse these things out. Recognize your emotions about these very personal subjects. You may spend New Year’s Eve with someone you trust intimately, just talking about all of the things you can only say to them. Uranus stationing direct on Tuesday symbolizes things moving more quickly in your social life. It might even be more about career networking than purely social fun for you, with Mars conjunct Jupiter in your work sector, and both of them still trine Neptune all week. Mars is squaring the moon’s nodes, too, an aspect that will be exact on Thursday. How does your most private self fit with your daily life? You have something to say about it 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 the year with your ruler Mercury direct and in your opposite sign of Sagittarius. The Mercury Retrograde in December, 2017 was all about your significant relationships: friendships, romantic, or business partnerships. You were reviewing lessons that you learned while Saturn was in Sagittarius for the past three years. Now that Saturn has moved into Capricorn, the lessons about your intimate relationships may continue, but they will be focused on understanding your deeper desires. You’ll be working on your power dynamics with others, the hidden forces that influence your decisions, the beliefs that form the foundation of your relationship to money and sex. It’s heavy stuff, but you have three years.

Money is likely to be the subject that comes up for you first, with the full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day. It’s a year for getting your finances in order. Saturn responds well to common sense, practical financial strategies, frugality, hard work, and realistic goal-setting. Use this to your advantage by taking a good, hard look at your financial life in the beginning of this year. (If you want to set New Year’s resolutions about money, save them for the new moon in Capricorn on the 16th.)

On January 2nd, Uranus moves direct in your house of hopes, wishes, and networks, making a friendly aspect to your sign. This helps you move forward with your social life, along with Saturn moving out of your relationship sector. There are no planets retrograde until March 8th, so at the beginning of this year you can take action. Use your natural wit and charm to make some new social connections, especially with people who can help you achieve your goals. Mercury enters Capricorn on January 11th and meets Saturn exactly on the 12th. You may see some foreshadowing of your Saturn in Capricorn lessons around this time. Notice outdated patterns that you need to leave behind. At the new moon in Capricorn on January 16th, you have a good opportunity to set some lasting resolutions. Choose something you can break down into smaller goals and work on throughout the year. Saturn will support you in your efforts.

Mars is conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio this month, firing up your work life and daily routine. You could certainly expand your exercise routine. You’ll also have additional energy to get projects done in the office and make moves in your career. Mars’ exact square to the moon’s nodes on January 4th is a chance to align your daily life with your spiritual values. When Mars makes an exact trine to Chiron on January 18th, you’ll have opportunities to heal others through your work. You may also be healing yourself through a change in direction. Later this month, on January 26th, Mars enters Sagittarius. From here he’ll oppose your sign,  adding some fire to your relationship sector. The planet of war and desire will stay here until March 17th. A friend or partner may challenge you, or you may find that your attraction intensifies in a romantic relationship.

Venus moves into Aquarius on January 18th, making a lovely aspect to your sign from your sector of expanding horizons. Later this month might be a good time to travel, enroll in a course, or expose yourself to new ideas in another way. Just make sure you’re not adhering too rigidly to the ideas of a wider group when Venus hits the south node of the moon on January 29th. It’s important to think for yourself, even as you learn new things. Your ruler Mercury enters this sector of your chart on January 31st, the same day as the total lunar eclipse in Leo. The full moon on this day is part of the eclipse cycle that reflects something of what happened in February and August 2017. You are finding your authentic message; the story you want to communicate to the world.


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