Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19

The stars this week remain aligned for you. I hope you’re still having fun with your favorite people! Mercury reaches an exact conjunction with Saturn in Capricorn in the very early hours of Saturday morning. This aspect signifies the true end of the Saturn in Sagittarius cycle and the beginning of Saturn in Capricorn for you. It not only involves your ruling planet, but it’s also in a trine to your sign. You have some serious love to give in the next three years. Whether it’s passion for an endeavor that’s dear to your heart, love for a child, or committed romance, this is the sector of your chart that’s all about your life force.

Think about what you’d like to create in the time leading up to the new moon in Capricorn on Tuesday night. This moon presents an opportunity for you to make some resolutions you can keep. What are you going to do for your sense of joy this year? What are you planning to do for yourself? Those are the intentions to set on Tuesday night and practice through this lunar cycle. You’re in a growth period, Virgo, and the growth won’t always feel fun. But in the next three years you will find that you’re developing a powerful sense of self-expression.

On Thursday, Mars’ trine to Chiron becomes exact, bringing up some of those growing pains as they relate to your relationships. Romance may be in the cards, but of course romance is always full of highs and lows. Make some space for the feelings, and even more importantly, make time for the conversations you need to have. You deserve someone who will accept your pain with as much compassion as you would accept theirs. Venus enters Aquarius on Thursday, closely followed by the sun on Friday. This takes some of the pressure off of the Capricorn vibe and lets you turn some of your attention to something you excel at: perfecting the details of daily living. Also on Friday, Mercury makes an exact sextile to Neptune, prompting some more positive communication with a loved one.


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 in perfect alignment this week are whetting your appetite for learning, writing, and reading. Your pencils are already sharpened and you’re ready for the next semester to begin. Spend some time talking with friends and siblings this weekend and see what you can learn from them. On Saturday, Mercury trines Uranus, prompting deep insights from family members in particular.

The activity continues in your sector of creativity, love, and fun this week. You might be prompted to put down your books altogether and opt for a night out with someone special. Venus and the sun are in perfect alignment in Capricorn from Monday through Thursday, creating a romantic atmosphere for you. On Tuesday, when both planets meet Pluto and Mars is in exact sextile from Scorpio, the feelings could go deeper. You’ll see clearly how you’ve transformed your attitude towards fun, your love life, or your creative work since 2008. Your ruler, Mercury, joins Saturn and everyone else in Capricorn on Thursday. At the end of this week you’ll be especially focused on these themes. Initially, Saturn may restrict the creative flow or the fun to see just how you manage without it, but you know how to work around obstacles. It’s a fertile week for you to sprout new ideas and grow in your relationships. I hope you enjoy it.


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 move into Capricorn on December 19th is already bringing you more stability. With a whole host of celestial bodies joining Saturn in your sister earth sign this week (Lilith, Venus, the sun, and Pluto), you’re being supported in your self-expression. When you feel grounded and safe, you’re able to have more fun. Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio, both trine Neptune in Pisces this week, are setting you up for a good time with friends on New Year’s Eve. This could also be a romantic week for you. Plan some time to play with the people you enjoy most. You’ve earned it, after three years of having Saturn in Sagittarius squaring your sign. You’re naturally adaptable and quick on your feet, but Saturn may have been slowing you down as you took on more responsibility at home or work. Now you can allow yourself to relax.

You’ll be feeling the urge to let your hair down and socialize with Monday’s full moon in Cancer. Since this year is about expressing yourself and spending time with other people, it’s important to find the people who get you. You’re letting go of old associations that don’t fit with your life anymore and finding the new places where you belong. One of the wonderful things about you is your drive to help others. Unfortunately, that urge to assist can lead you into relationships with people who ask for too much. Ditch the users this week. Start your New Year with people who nurture you back. Those are the ones who will help you flourish. The full moon is also a call for you to step out of the wings and share your unique gifts with the world. You can only do that when you’re spending time with people who want the best for you.

Your ruler Mercury is still in Sagittarius until January 11th. He’s retracing Saturn’s path, giving you the full course overview of the lessons you’ve learned. You know more about who you are now. Uranus stationing direct on Tuesday stirs up old desires. Look for insights about your past. You’ll be able to compost these and grow something new in 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

The energy of 2018 is going to be a lot easier for you than last year’s. Now that Saturn is in Capricorn, making a soft aspect to your sign instead of a hard one, you can put your feet back on solid ground. For the past three years, Saturn has been squaring your sign, forcing you to stop moving so fast. At the beginning of this year, Mercury is still traveling Saturn’s path in Sagittarius, reminding you of those lessons.  If you felt stuck at home or in your career, you have more freedom now. 2018 has more of an earth influence, which allows you to concentrate on straightening out all the details and working carefully towards your goals, Virgo style. You can use this month to plant the seeds of your ideas. Then, spend the rest of the year growing them into a beautiful, healthy garden.

The full moon in Cancer on New Year’s Day will ask you what you want to generate. What are your larger-than-life goals? Who do you want to share your creations with? Your associations and connections are a big part of your focus this month. At the beginning of the year, think about the people you spend the most time with. Are you holding on to friendships that are so ill-fitting they may as well belong to a past life? Do you fit in with your network of colleagues? Make a pros and cons list if it helps. Think about who you'd like to hang out with; the people who intimidate you a little bit. These are the people who will value what you have to offer. Imagine what it would feel like to be acknowledged by those you admire.

One of the major outer planet aspects of 2018, Jupiter’s trine to Neptune, is still in effect until January 7th. Meeting new people may come more easily this year, with these two in your houses of friendships and relationships. Communicate some of the thoughts you have been keeping to yourself. Speaking up can bring old wounds to the surface, especially with Mars trine Chiron this month (exact January 18th), but it can also help you heal. Don’t expect everyone to read your mind. Consider acting more like a Capricorn, with Saturn as your guide: ambitious, direct, and undeniably competent. Mercury enters this sign on January 11th, meeting Saturn exactly on January 12th. This will give you a preview of some of your Saturn in Capricorn lessons.

The new moon in Capricorn on January 16th is wonderful for you to make New Year’s resolutions related to expressing yourself. The full moon on New Year’s day is for feeling and releasing emotions. In contrast, this one is a lunar cycle for setting lasting intentions. Since you’re already a bit of a self-improvement junkie, consider setting a resolution for something fun. After all, what you’re growing in your proverbial garden could be romance, creative projects, or children. It’s possible to get real results from play. When Mercury meets Pluto in Capricorn on January 24th, the message is about how much your self-expression has transformed in the past decade. You can’t go back to who you were. It’s time to nurture your new gifts. Like sculptors slowly chiseling away at a block of stone, Saturn and Pluto are starting to reveal a uniquely beautiful creation.

Mars moves away from Jupiter and into Sagittarius on January 26th. This lights a fire under you. Something could be happening at home, or an active memory may reignite the past. Use the fuel to propel yourself into the future. Mercury’s square to Uranus on January 27th echoes this theme, asking you to generate something new from the unspoken past. Mercury moves into Aquarius on January 31st, on the same day as a total lunar eclipse in Leo. This is the next eclipse in the cycle from February and August 2017. The same themes that came up then will resonate now. You are shining a light on your secret self. You’re preparing to come out of hiding.


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