Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

What do you believe? How convinced are you? What if you took a closer look? Perhaps Mercury has already challenged you to do so. With Mercury and Saturn at the same degree of Capricorn early Saturday morning, the message grows stronger this week. You’re opening the path to growth and new perspectives. Mars and Jupiter are still together in Scorpio, indicating that perhaps a strong-willed friend or significant other is playing a role in introducing you to new perspectives. On Saturday, when Venus squares Uranus in Aries, the insight could come from your own unconscious. On Sunday, the sun makes the exact same aspect, so you get a double hit. End an old habit, change an outdated philosophy, and a new beginning arises.

Venus is right next to this new moon in Capricorn, making it particularly auspicious for you. This is the moon for your New Year’s Resolutions. Steel yourself for the journey you’re about to take. If you don’t know what it is yet, that might be something to meditate on before Tuesday night. The new moon’s square to Uranus might give you a surprise intuitive hit. Sow the seed of an idea this week. Set an intention you know you can make good on in time, a la Saturn. On Thursday, Venus moves into Aquarius at the very top of your chart. You’ll be especially charming this Aquarius season (though when are you not?!). Your life at work or home may feel easier and more graceful. It could also be a time when someone in your life is displaying affection for you, and you for them. Thursday’s Mars-Chiron trine may help you to receive some of that love, difficult though it is at times to allow others in.

On Friday, the sun moves into Aquarius, and the asteroid Pallas Athene moves into your sign. This asteroid is named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom, strategy, and creative intelligence. In the course of her journey through your sign, at some point she will meet your sun (or ascendant, or moon), enhancing your artistic abilities and your perception.


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 a close conjunction this weekend, indicating a time of heated conversation with a significant other. Is it hot because you’re angry or because you’re so attracted to each other? That’s for you to decide. Choose your social engagements carefully. Make time for your best partner or friend this Saturday and Sunday. It’s a good weekend to enjoy your favorite company.

This week, with Venus and the sun making an exact conjunction from Monday through Thursday, you’re building a road to your new destination. You’re grounding yourself in the knowledge you need to make your next move. Whether it’s getting clear on your personal philosophy, engaging with spirituality, or formal education, the way is open now. On Tuesday, when both Venus and the sun make an exact conjunction to Pluto, you can see this transformation clearly. Visualize how beautiful it is where you’re going. Imagine not how change might affect you negatively, but how the right changes could expand your life.

On Thursday, when Mercury joins almost everyone else in Capricorn, you may receive a message in regards to this educational venture. Mercury meets Saturn immediately, so it has to do with where you’re going in this next cycle. Allow yourself to stray a little farther from home.


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 is supporting you on a journey of expanding your life. You could be doing this through learning or teaching (in a traditional or non-traditional environment), a personal philosophy, travel, or relationships. This week, while your ruler Venus, Lilith, the sun, and Pluto are all in Capricorn with Saturn, your intentions begin to take shape. You can do this work in a more grounded way in 2018. With Mars squaring the moon’s nodes from your house of relationship, you may find yourself thinking about the direction of your relationships as they relate to the rest of your life. A significant friend or partner could be agitating you or inspiring you. Either way, this New Year’s will be a especially social for you. Try to steer clear of drama by planning a good time with the right people.

The full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day is directly opposite your ruling planet, Venus, and sextile your sign. You can continue spending time with people you love, or choose to start your year off with some quiet reading and writing. Another person may be inspiring you to step out of your comfort zone. This is a good thing! Follow your intuition. On Thursday, when Mars’ square to the nodes becomes exact, you may be considering how your relationships are impacting your life direction. Your sense of self is shifting. It’s an emotional week for you, but hopefully a cathartic one. Communicate what you’re feeling.


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

After all of the fire of 2017, 2018 has more of a grounded, earthy vibe. Just your speed! On the first of January, Saturn is already in a supportive trine to your sign from Capricorn. Your ruler Venus, plus Lilith, the sun, and Pluto, are all in Capricorn as well. You’re at the beginning of a three-year cycle involving education, philosophy and spirituality, travel, or the media. Whatever your specific journey is, Saturn in Capricorn asks you to take it seriously. You’ll be able to move slowly, the way that you like to, traveling this path step by step.

The full moon in Cancer on January 1st opposes Venus in Capricorn and makes a friendly sextile to your sign. Something of the nature of communication comes to fruition. It’s a moon for bonding with siblings and friends, processing emotions through writing, or seeking knowledge through reading. Once Uranus stations direct on January 2nd, we won’t have any retrogrades for three months. Take advantage of this forward energy by gradually getting things done. Mars is conjunct Jupiter in your opposite sign of Scorpio this month, adding some dynamics to your relationships with partners and friends. You may be at odds with a significant person in your life. However, if it’s a romantic relationship you could be working things out and reigniting your passion for each other. This will be intensified when Mars squares the nodes on the 4th.

Venus will be conjunct the sun in Capricorn from January 8th - 11th, and both of them will meet Pluto exactly on January 9th. Your ideas of the world are expanding and transforming in beautiful ways, possibly through relationship with someone else. Your friendships and partnerships at this time are changing you on deep levels, in supportive ways. It’s good for you to be challenged like this; otherwise, you could get into a rut. On the 13th and 14th, when Venus and the Sun square Uranus in Aries consecutively, an unexpected idea may arise from your subconscious. Pay attention to your dreams on these days. Anytime you are on a path of expanding your philosophy, you have to confront your hidden fears. This month you may be able to put some old ideas to rest.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th will be right next to your ruler, Venus, and trine your sign. So you have a fabulous reset for keeping New Year’s Resolutions along the lines of traveling to foreign countries, embarking on spiritual journeys, teaching, publishing, or going back to school. The full moon on the 1st will make resolutions difficult to keep, so you’ll have better luck if you wait until mid-month to declare your resolve. Saturn will help you keep your word. Venus moves into Aquarius on January 18th, charming your sector of career and public life. If you have any public-facing activities or moves to make at work, Venus will give you some added charm. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 26th, charging your realm of hidden desires with some new energy. Any drives to increase your wealth, pay off debt, or try something new in the bedroom will be supported by Mars through March 17th.

On January 29th, Venus meets the moon’s south node in Aquarius at the top of your chart. Be careful of any seductive past relationships or controlling people and organizations at work. Our collective work right now is to let go of rigid ideologies and control, and act from the heart instead. Yours in particular is to find the self-driven creativity and playfulness that you may have left in the past. Let what you love be the foundation of your life. This theme will be highlighted with the total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st. 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 creating a home for yourself and trusting your heart to find your direction.


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