Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

This week could be a moneymaker if that’s what you’re looking for. Mars and Jupiter are still together in Scorpio, putting your imagination into hyper drive. All of these unconscious images and ideas are just spilling out of you. Where can you put them? That thinking you did about your self-worth, values, and money last week will come in handy this weekend. Mercury meets Saturn exactly in the early hours of Saturday morning, bringing with him some message about the lesson Saturn is going to teach you in the next three years. Some good financial sense will serve you well in this cycle. As Venus and the sun square Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be using or considering the talents that can help you build your worth. Using what you already have to move forward is a lot more fun than being stuck wondering what to do!

On Monday, Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto in Capricorn is exact. For you, this means some insights into your subconscious beliefs about your worth, or about income and worth in general. Write down any imaginative schemes that may come in handy later. Tuesday night’s new moon echoes the tension of the weekend. It’s all about figuring out what you’re talented at and building your life around the fun. What is life if it can’t be a fun adventure? Set some intentions for using your values and your talents to generate something new at this new moon.

On Thursday, Venus enters Aquarius, followed by the sun on Friday. Aquarius season gives you some more room to breathe. It’s more fun for you socially, plus you get some fresh ideas and good conversation. At the end of this week, make some time for pure enjoyment. You can celebrate the fact that Saturn is really out of your sign! He’s always doing something in the chart, but at least he’s not currently pressing his weight down on your sun. The newly matured version of you will be able to turn exploration into an actual adult endeavor.


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 begin the weekend. Last week’s insights about your spiritual wellness, your journey, or the knowledge you’re seeking are still on your mind. Over the weekend, Mars is in perfect alignment with Jupiter and both are in trine to Neptune. It’s a beautiful weekend to let your imagination run wild. Spend some quiet time at home. On Saturday, Mercury makes a trine to Uranus and squares Pisces from your sign, possibly giving you some healing insight on your past or childhood related to the last few years of Saturn in Sagittarius. A creative idea could come from all of this.

Most of the action this week is happening in your sector of worth. What is worth spending time on? How is your self-worth? What are your talents? How do you view money? These are questions worth asking as Venus and the sun make a perfect conjunction in Capricorn from Monday through Thursday. Venus here will boost your self-esteem and help you accumulate more funds. On Tuesday, when both of these celestial bodies meet Pluto, you can see how you’ve transformed your values since 2008. Now you’re in a powerful period of stabilizing your sense of yourself and building some security to bolster you for the next adventure. Mercury enters Capricorn on Thursday, joining Saturn. As Mercury is the god of commerce, this is good for your money. Business moves and financial magic are all well timed at the end of this week. Make a plan for raising the cash.


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 in Capricorn with Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto has you very focused on your financial life this week. Your ruling planet Jupiter is in Scorpio in the house of your chart that I like to call the Interior Castle, next to fiery Mars. It’s a week for swimming in deep waters -- of emotion, of spiritual insights, of working through your past. Know that you are swimming towards dry land. Monday’s full moon in Cancer is in a kite formation that involves Jupiter. It’s a moon of transformation for you. After the stagnant energy of Saturn in Capricorn for the past three years, you’re rebuilding your sense of self-worth. This full moon will test the ways in which you value yourself.

Questions of value, then, will be key this New Year’s. It’s not so much a party time for you as it is a time of introspection. You could have a breakthrough around your beliefs about money, about your own talents and resources. It could also be a time for emotional intimacy with a partner, and for understanding your own attitudes around sex, or even trusting someone enough to (gulp) share a bank account. You like to be footloose and fancy free! But allowing the right people in doesn’t have to curtail your freedom. Uranus stations direct on Tuesday, bringing perhaps a surprise in love or a creative jolt to go along with this oceanic moon.

Your ruler Jupiter is squaring the nodes of the moon with Mars this week, too, which might prompt you to communicate more, or to seek a spiritual teacher of some kind. You’re on an internal adventure right now. Start the year off slow this week, just following your intuition and feeling your way through it.


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 ended 2017 on a high note when Saturn moved out of your sign and into Capricorn, the sign next door. The past three years have been difficult for you. Your normally boundless freedom was restricted. Mercury in your sign at the beginning of January is reviewing those lessons about personal responsibility. But now you can get some of your youthful energy back! At the beginning of 2018, Saturn is joined by a host of other celestial bodies in Capricorn: Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto. This concentrates a lot of energy on finances for the month of January. Your Saturn work now is to become more financially savvy. You’ve matured as a result of Saturn’s transit through your sign. Now it’s time to access your latent talent and wisdom and work toward prosperity the old-fashioned way: one penny at a time. You know a well stocked bank account can buy the adventures you crave.

You’ll begin 2018 with your ruling planet Jupiter conjunct Mars in your house of secrets. You’ve been on a personal underworld journey since Jupiter moved into Scorpio on October 10, 2017. Now Mars has joined in on the fun. With Jupiter’s trine to Neptune still strong until January 7th, you’re dredging up some very old gems. This year, the King of the Gods is giving you the gifts of imagination, memory, interiority, and spiritual insight. This will last through November 8, 2018, when Jupiter moves into your sign and things really get fun. Meditate on the deeper questions in this transition from “stuck inside with that old devil Saturn” to “galloping through the wilderness with Jupiter.” The traditional journey through the underworld in mythology is hardly a party, but it is an important rite of passage that always results in more wisdom.

The full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day brings up some of those old emotions. What patterns have you developed as a result of some unconscious fears or desires? Try to untangle some of your beliefs about money, intimacy, or sharing resources. We all intuitively learn these patterns through watching the adults around us, and because people hardly ever talk about these things, most of us aren’t aware of our own biases. Some of the strategies you learned in the past may not be serving you now. Open up to your emotions about the unspoken three: sex, death, and money. Letting go of old money stories can be especially helpful with this moon, as you’ll be using Saturn in Capricorn to address finances head-on.

Uranus stations direct on January 2nd in your fellow fire sign of Aries, making a nice aspect to your sign. The creative flow gets moving again for some of you, and most importantly, all planets are direct from now through March 8th. This means that for the first three months of the year, it will be easier to move forward without delays. On January 6th, Jupiter begins a long-term trine to Chiron, helping you to heal old wounds from the past. (Mars may speed this along with an exact trine of his own on January 18th.) When Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 11th and meets Saturn exactly on the 12th, you’ll get a message about what Saturn in Cap means for you. Your values should always be the basis of your financial life. Shore up your integrity. A few days later, on the 15th, Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto will be exact, aiding you in your financial transformation a la unconscious beliefs. You can get a lot of useful work done behind the scenes this month.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th is of course about your finances and values as well. This is an excellent moon for making hardcore New Year’s Resolutions regarding the use of your talent or your money. The full moon on January 1st is too emotional for resolve. In the first three days after this mid-month new moon, you’ll be able to see more clearly. Set a rational goal and break it down into manageable parts. It may not be the way you normally do things (where’s the spontaneity?), but Saturn can help you follow through.

Mars enters your sign on January 26th, leaving Jupiter behind, but giving you more energy. You have that archer warrior thing going for you towards the end of the month. Aim your arrows towards your goals. Enjoy the freedom of a little more movement, too -- you’ve earned it. On January 31st, the total lunar eclipse in Leo makes a beautiful aspect to your sign from the house of long journeys. This is part of the eclipse cycle that dates back to February and August of 2017. Themes that came up for you then are echoing again now. You’re communicating what you’ve learned so far and venturing out again to gather knowledge. The intrepid explorer never stops.


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