Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

Mercury makes an exact conjunction to Saturn in Capricorn in the very early hours of Saturday morning. If you haven’t already received a message about the home and reputation you’re creating for yourself, you’ll receive it this weekend. Venus squares Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday, creating a Cardinal T-square with your sign that’s echoed by the sun on Sunday. All weekend, you’ll be thinking about the themes of this January: the foundations you’re creating, your home and family, your friendships and partnerships. They all go together. You’re becoming known for something now, something you’ve been working towards for a while. This could cause tension with old friends or partners who are afraid of seeing you change, or just don’t see your point of view. Make like an Aries and just do you. These aspects only last for the weekend.

At the new moon in Capricorn on Tuesday night, you will do best to take some time for yourself at home and visualize what it is you’re creating. How do you see your ideal life? Where do you live? Who with? What do you do with your days? How are you supporting yourself? Write it down or meditate on it. This really does set you up for success, with the moon conjunct your ruler and squaring Uranus in Aries. You can take all of the wild changes you’ve been through since Uranus entered that sign in 2011 and crystallize them into the brand New You, the one you want to be now. New moons are for the very beginning, for setting the intentions.

Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto this week (exact on Monday), and Mars trine Chiron (exact on Thursday) support you in merging your values with your life and work. Not only that, but you need to value what you do so that other people can value it economically. It’s all pretty serious stuff, but you finally get some more air when Venus moves into Aquarius on Thursday. This makes a nice aspect to your sign, promising a little more romantic fun -- and breathing room! The sun follows on Friday, opening up a season of idea generation, games, and creativity for you.


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 in perfect alignment and still squaring the nodes as we begin the weekend. This is a potential boost to your income. It’s certainly a call to look at your talents and think about how you could use them to build resources that sustain you. With Venus conjunct the sun in Capricorn, at the very base of your chart, you’re creating a home for yourself, and of course it’s a beautiful one. It could be a literal home, but it’s just as likely to be the metaphorical home of a niche in your career or the group of people you belong to.

It’s a good week for laying the foundations of your plans. Venus and the sun reach perfect alignment on Monday and remain together exactly until Thursday. You could be nesting, or building a nest egg, with Mars and Jupiter still in your money sector. On Tuesday, Venus and the sun meet Pluto, bringing up some deep emotions at home. Remind yourself of your infinite worth if you begin to feel vulnerable this week. On Thursday, Mercury comes on the scene, making a conjunction to Saturn that becomes exact in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Another member of your construction crew has arrived. Listen to what he has to say about your work this Saturn cycle. The home you’re building for yourself will probably be one that you stay in for a long while.


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

I’m imagining the stellium in Capricorn at the bottom of your chart this week as Saturn and Co. Construction, Inc. Saturn’s ready to structure and stabilize the foundations of your life. You haven’t had a lot of stability in recent years, with Pluto squaring your sign and Uranus opposing. Saturn here will help you rebuild. Your transformation will be more permanent. In other words, you’re no longer in limbo. Your ruler Venus is a member of this crew, working right alongside the sun. This New Year’s, you’re focused on the foundations that support you as you reach for what you want.

The full supermoon in Cancer on Monday may help you decide what that is, exactly. It’s a strong, intuitive lunation. You could find yourself in the public eye, making a big career move, or achieving a different kind of life milestone that changes your status in society (marriage, kids, the purchase of a home, etc.). This moon is in opposition to Venus and Pluto, and makes a grand trine with Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter + Mars in Scorpio.. Plus Uranus stations direct in Aries on Tuesday. So the heavy-hitter outer planets (Pluto, Neptune, Jupiter, and Uranus) are all in play, your ruling planet is directly involved, AND it’s coinciding with the perigee -- which means that it’s especially close to earth, hence the term “supermoon.” This is the kind of lunation that will have a big impact on your life if it aspects your natal planets directly. Uranus’s move in your house of significant relationships may bring you a surprise on Tuesday, too.

Don’t overthink things this New Year’s. Follow your gut. Take time to listen to your intuition so you can make the decision that feels best for you. (Hint: it’s not always the decision other people want you to make.) You’re going places.


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 this year with Saturn and Co. at the very base of your chart. For the past decade, Pluto has been digging the new foundations of your life. Are you ready for Saturn to pour the cement? Joining him in Capricorn is your ruler Venus, plus Lilith, the sun, and Pluto. All of your energy is focused on your home and career. The two work together more often than not. You need a strong support system to achieve your goals; you need a good job to support your family (or to buy beautiful things for your home). The full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day is right at the top of your chart, lighting up your public-facing self, so make sure they get your good side. Something may come to fruition at this time. The path is illuminated. All you have to do is follow your intuition. With Mars and Jupiter working together to expand your money sector, career moves wisely made could be lucrative.

On January 2nd, Uranus stations direct in Aries. The planet of surprises is still opposing your sign. As he makes his way back through the later degrees of Aries, you’ll start to see some of the results of all the changes you’ve been going through since 2011. The transformative transits of the Pluto-Uranus square from 2012 - 2015 have made damn sure you’re done bending over backwards to make everyone else happy. You’re stronger now, and more sure of yourself. All of the planets will be direct until March 8th, so you can move forward with less resistance in the first three months of the year.

Venus is with the sun in Capricorn for most of this month. They meet exactly from January 8th through 11th. You’ll be especially supported in your endeavors this week, as the glowing pair light up your axis of homing and direction. On January 9th, when both the sun and Venus meet Pluto, you’ll have an intense reminder of the transformation at hand. Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 11th, meeting Saturn exactly on the 12th and sending a message about the lessons you can expect from this three-year Saturn cycle. Then, on January 13th, Venus and Uranus make a Cardinal T-square with your sign, possibly creating tension in your relationships. This second week of January will be highly active for you, so plan to stay on top of everything. Use your gifts of balance and charm to sway things in your favor.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th extends that Cardinal T-square into the next lunar cycle. This moon will be conjunct Venus and squaring Uranus. Consider making resolutions related to changing your relationships and circumstances for the better. Any resolve made within the first three days of this new moon will stick longer than a resolution made on New Year’s Eve this year. Saturn can help you follow through. Venus enters your fellow air sign of Aquarius on January 18th, aiding your creativity and helping you to express yourself beautifully. Mercury echoes Venus’s aspects to Pluto (January 24th) and Uranus (January 26th), driving home a message of change in your life. On January 29th, when Venus meets the moon’s south node, check to make sure you’re expressing your own views and not those of others. The world needs the ideas that only you can generate.

This is also the message of the total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st. Just like the eclipses of February and August 2017, this one pushes you to find the right audience for your self-expression. This is the point of all that stripping down to your core that was going on from 2012 - 2015. You have something to share, and not everybody’s going to like it. But some people will. You're shining a flashlight in the dark to look for those people. You're finding the ones who are already pleased with you just the way you are.


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