Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

Mars and Jupiter remain together in your sign this week. They’re not as close as they were last week, but still close enough to sustain that drive that’s turning you into a force of nature right now! Mercury makes his exact conjunction to Saturn in the early hours of Saturday morning, prompting some serious inquiry or conversation with a friend. This weekend is about making some of that communication or learning a part of your daily life.

On Monday, Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto becomes exact. This is important for you, because Jupiter is your beneficiary until November this year, and Pluto has been totally transforming the way you think, learn, write, or otherwise communicate your ideas. Jupiter is granting you some luck in this area, highlighting that area of life. Just like last week, if you work in communications or the arts, it’s a time to focus on that aspect of your life. The Capricorn new moon on Tuesday night is no exception. This is a rest moon for any resolutions about the aforementioned learning/communication projects, or perhaps about work, health, and personal rituals. This may be a lunar cycle for becoming closer with acquaintances, turning them into friends, or for spending time with siblings.

Mars’ trine to Chiron is exact on the 18th, which I mentioned in your monthly horoscope. This aspect is asking you to express something more vulnerable. You have the opportunity to generate something new from any past or present suffering. Make some time to create, to share with a loved one, or just take care of yourself at the end of this week. On the same day, Venus enters Aquarius, making a tense aspect to your sign. Home or family relationships, or serious romantic relationships, could be the source of either pain or healing. Explore…make it more beautiful. After this intense Mars-Jupiter conjunction and Capricorn stellium, you can take what you’ve learned and make it a part of yourself.


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 still together in your sign, and in perfect alignment at the beginning of the weekend. You have energy to spare, and you’re lucky in your endeavors right now. Spend time this weekend doing something you enjoy. Opportunities for creative work, romance, and anything fun are still available while Mars and Jupiter trine Neptune through Sunday. These two also continue to square the moon’s nodes, putting a focus on your relationships and your direction.

Most of the activity this week is in Capricorn, in your communication sector. Venus is in perfect alignment with the sun from Monday through Thursday, adding more charm to your already powerful words. This is especially true on Tuesday, when both Venus and the sun meet Pluto exactly. Communication is key this week. If you’re seeing power dynamics develop with other people, this astrology should give you the upper hand. Mercury moves into Capricorn on Thursday, meeting Saturn. At the end of this week you may have more serious conversations, or you may be choosing to write and learn about serious subjects. Friends are key this week. Seek out good company.


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

You should have plenty of energy this week, with your ruler Mars joining Jupiter in your sign. Both of these are making a supportive aspect to Neptune in Pisces all week (through January 7th). You’re especially creative right now. Make time this week for play! Some of you might have a romantic New Year’s Eve. Regardless, it should be a fun one. Make plans to go out and enjoy yourself. The full moon in Cancer on Monday makes a kite formation that includes both of your ruling planets: Pluto and Mars. It’s a whammy of a water sign moon, especially because it’s in the sign of the moon. The path you’re about to travel will be all lit up. You may learn something new, communicate your ideas to a wider audience, or gain a spiritual insight early in the week. If you’re literally traveling, an important event could open up the road on your journey. Explore.

You’re used to your ruler Pluto being in Capricorn by now -- he’s been transiting that sign since 2008. But right now Saturn, Lilith, Venus, and the sun are all there with him, so you are putting quite a lot of energy into communication. What’s the message you want to send? Over the next three years, Saturn will help you concentrate on crafting words of quality. If you’re writing, teaching, working in media, going to school, or learning in other ways, you will really get down to business during this cycle.

Mars and Jupiter are squaring the north and south nodes of the moon this week. You’re likely to be thinking about the direction you’re moving in. Where do you belong and what are you called to do? You might like to organize your secret plans alone, but there are probably other people in your life who need to be involved. All of your support for communication now should help you talk it out. This will be most intense when Mars makes an exact square on Thursday. Let the insights wash over you this week as we move into 2018.


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

As you begin the year, your traditional ruler Mars is at home in your sign. The energy is being expanded by a conjunction with Jupiter. Both are still making a lovely aspect to Neptune in your house of fun through January 7th. This aspect will continue for most of the year, creating a supportive environment for you to birth creative ideas, new romance, and fun plans. Meanwhile, your modern ruler Pluto has been joined by Saturn in Capricorn, along with Lilith, Venus, and the sun. You’re powerful right now! This is setting you up to thrive in 2018.

The full moon in your fellow water sign of Cancer on New Year’s Day makes a beautiful grand trine with Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Jupiter (plus your natal sun!) in Scorpio. What’s holding you back from your personal adventure? This moon invites you to explore beyond the protective boundaries you’ve set for yourself. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Venture out into the world a little more, knowing that you can always come back to your secret lair. Let go of any emotional residue that might be keeping you stuck. The pursuit of knowledge will aid you in your transformation. You have a natural capacity for growth, so long as you don’t let fear get the better of you.

When Mars squares the north and south node exactly on January 4th, your home and career come into play. Who else do you have to make decisions with? You will need to communicate with your other half if you are to move in a direction that will allow you to grow. You feel the energy of change pushing you forward now. On January 9th, Venus and the sun make an exact conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn. The power dynamics or deep bonds of a friendship could become very clear that week. As an alternative, you may be able to communicate with others in a powerful way. Jupiter is in sextile to Pluto all month, an aspect that becomes exact on January 15th. Since Jupiter is in your sign and Pluto is your ruler, this normally tepid aspect is more potent for you. You are transforming your communication style, your neighborhood, or your friendships with the beneficial protection of Jupiter and the steady burn of Pluto.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th is in a nice aspect of your sign. Resolutions related to education, writing, communication, daily routines, health, or work will go farther if you make them within the first three days of this lunar cycle. The full moon on New Year’s Day is great for intuition and reflection, but it’s not one for starting things. Saturn in Capricorn will give your resolve some longevity now. On January 18th, Mars (still in Scorpio) makes an exact trine to Chiron in Pisces. This is an opportunity to heal something around your self-expression. To be more dramatic, you can use your pain for your art. Reveal your vulnerability. Open a vein. Other people will respond to your humanity.

On January 24th, Mercury meets Pluto in Capricorn just as Venus and the sun did earlier in the month. This is a reiteration of that message about the depth of relationships and your own powerful communication. Mars moves into Sagittarius on January 26th, revving up opportunities to use your talents. Explore new ways of making money. On January 31st, the total lunar eclipse in Leo happens at the very top of your chart. This is part of the eclipse cycle of February and August 2017. Themes that came up in those months will come up again now. You’re moving in the direction of your calling. Find the place where you belong.


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