Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

The social activities continue this weekend! Mercury makes his exact conjunction to Saturn in Capricorn in the early hours of Saturday morning. A friend or acquaintance may bear an important message. Watch for synchronicity. This is about the people you want to surround yourself with. Nobody would accuse you of being a social climber, but it’s important for everyone to find their kindred spirits. Some of those people may play a part in your week.

Mars and Jupiter are still close together in your sector of exploration and expanded philosophy, charging you with fresh ideas, curiosity, and new perspectives. The trine to Chiron from these two means that new perspectives can be difficult to swallow sometimes. It’s healing for you to have this exchange with other people though. You gain wisdom from staying open, from staying vulnerable, not escaping the difficulty. Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto becomes exact on Monday, indicating that some of these perspectives may come from those kindred spirits of yours.

The new moon in Capricorn on Tuesday night is in a nice aspect to your sign. It’s in your eleventh house, which, on top of being the house of social networks and higher goals, is also the house of wishes. This is where you receive love in return for the love that you give -- including love from the universe. Make a wish at the new moon. Write it down and hide it away, or post it on your wall so your subconscious remains aware of it long after you’ve forgotten. Then, carry on. This is the simplest and most elegant way of doing magic. Your current explorations and the people you’re meeting could prove to be serendipitous.

Venus and the sun enter Aquarius on Thursday and Friday, signaling a shift for you into the more hidden realms. This is your natural mode -- dreamy, imaginative, poetic, ultimately private. Aquarius season is a creative time for you. Consider creating with others, since your social sector is so vibrant at the moment.


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

Jupiter and Mars are still squaring the moon’s nodes as we enter the weekend, challenging you to make sure you’re healthy for the journey ahead. They’re still in trine to Neptune through Sunday too, helping you to dream big about what that journey might be. On Saturday, when Mercury squares Chiron from Sagittarius, you may have a flash of insight about your direction in life. It could be painful, as Mercury will tell you the truth about where you’re going, sparing you no illusions. That’s ok though. The hard realizations are necessary, as Saturn in Capricorn is going to aid you in re-structuring your goals. First you have to take a look at where you are. Jupiter and Mars also begin a trine to Chiron on Saturday. Visualize the places you want to go.

A lot of activity in Capricorn starting Monday may mean a social week for you. Venus and the sun make an exact conjunction from Monday through Thursday, adding some charm to your gatherings. On Tuesday, these two make an exact conjunction to Pluto as well, with Mars and Jupiter in sextile. You could find yourself in a powerful position or meeting powerful people. Business networking is supported as well. On Thursday, when Mercury moves into Capricorn and meets Saturn, you can get an idea of what mountains you want to climb through this Saturn in Capricorn cycle.

Be well and make time for the big dreams this week. Just imagining where you could go will help you get there.


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

Both of your rulers are still in trine to each other this week, through January 7th. Mars has also joined Jupiter in Scorpio, energizing you to expand your world. Neptune transiting your sign might make you feel foggy sometimes, but in 2018 this aspect will continue to support your growth. Saturn in Capricorn, along with Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto, are helping you to structure your higher goals and stabilize your friendships. You can have a nice New Year’s Eve with people in your community.

In fact, this full moon in Cancer is lighting up the most creative, generative house of your chart. There’s room for fun here. It’s a week for making emotional, romantic connections, for dabbling in an art studio or playing music, for growing something only you can grow. This is a wonderful moon for Pisces people, especially because of the beautiful aspects it makes to Neptune and Jupiter. Finally, after all of that fire of 2017, you get some soft, watery trines to work with. The earth vibe suits you too, since you can work well with that element to manifest your dreams. Take time off this weekend and spend it celebrating however you see fit. You can have a slow start to the new year, without needing to jump into the Saturnine work vibe quite yet. You should know, though, that these soft aspects only provide real support when you do something with them. If you want to write a poem, pick up the pen or start reading some poetry; if you want to find a romantic partner, you usually need to leave the house—you get the idea. Take advantage of the energy that’s on your side.

Jupiter and Mars squaring the moon’s nodes this week bring up questions about your spiritual path and wellness too. This is one of the reasons to ease into New Year’s. You’re on quite the spiritual journey lately. Now you’re finding ways to channel that into communication so you can share it with other people.


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

Mars is with your traditional ruler Jupiter in your house of adventure as we begin 2018, and still in trine to your modern ruler Neptune through January 7th. This is a supportive aspect that will continue all year long. You’re being invited to explore new ideas, new places, new people—anything new that will expand your world. Mars energizes that drive to learn this month. Saturn is also newly in Capricorn, as of December 19, 2017. This new three-year Saturn cycle will help you take what you’ve learned about discipline in your career and apply it to your goals. You can restructure your plans for the future, while you methodically build the team of supporters, helpers, and mentors who can help you get there. A whole crew joins Saturn in Capricorn at the beginning of January: Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto. So you are beginning the year with a big emphasis on goal-setting already.

The full moon on New Year’s Day is in your house of creativity, love, and fun, in a wonderful aspect to your sign. Pay attention to your emotions and intuition on this day. You may be generating new ideas that you will share with the right people. You could have a romantic New Year’s Eve. I hope you enjoy it! This is a good moon for celebrating. Allow yourself to lounge around a little before you get to work this year.

On January 6th, Jupiter begins a long-term trine to Chiron in your sign. This drive toward adventure may be opening up some wounds. You can heal yourself by pursuing knowledge. Stretch yourself; get out of your comfort zone. It may hurt at first but it’s worth it! Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and your ruler, so you were born to go far. From January 8th through 14th, transits from Venus, the sun, and Mercury in your networking sector will keep you busy. Why not get out of your comfort zone by meeting some new people, preferably people in high places? Look for people you admire. Surround yourself with the ones who get you. This month is perfect for making lasting connections with members of your tribe. On January 15th, Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto becomes exact, supporting you as you transform your goals in tandem with your new adventures.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th is also in nice aspect to your sign. It’s a great one for making New Year’s resolutions related to living your values, pursuing big goals, and joining the social groups of your dreams. Set an intention within the first three days of this new moon, and then lay out some practical steps to achieve it. The full moon at the beginning of the month is too fun to bother making plans. Saturn will help you focus when you firm up your resolve mid-month.

Mars’ trine to Chiron in your sign is exact on January 18th. Break through barriers despite the pain. They’re only growing pains, after all. You will learn new things this year, and you’ll be glad you did. This is a nice aspect for you, so the events are likely to be healing. On January 26th, Mars leaves Jupiter behind in Scorpio and enters the career sector of your chart. You’re energized to move forward in the direction of your calling. The total lunar eclipse in Leo at the end of the month, on January 31st, turns your attention to the daily routine of your work. This is part of a cycle that started with eclipses in February and August of 2017. Themes from those months are once again up for review. You’re finding ways to make your daily life more fun, to shine through at work with creativity. You’re letting go of old fears so you can live each day with true vitality.


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