Saturday, January 13 - Friday, January 19
This Week’s Major Transits
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
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
Aries, your career and public image are still paramount, as you have Saturn and Mercury meeting exactly in the early hours of Saturday morning. You’re serious about your vocation at the moment. If you have not already received a message about what your Work will be during this Saturn cycle, it may come this weekend. On Saturday, Venus squares Uranus, and the sun repeats this aspect on Sunday. You may find a way to change the way you’re perceived publicly. A relationship could be especially charged. Often transits to one hemisphere show up on the other end of the axis, so it’s possible that you’re concerned with home and family more than you are with a career at this point. All of these things have an impact on your reputation.
Rest and reflect on the insights that are coming from this Capricorn stellium until Tuesday. On Tuesday night, the new moon in Capricorn presents an opportunity to set intentions or resolutions related to your life direction. Uranus moving through your sign in the past seven years has changed you, and you’re about to sense the real shift when he moves into Taurus in May. What new frontiers are you longing to explore? The best pioneers prepare well for their adventures. Take stock of where you are and set achievable goals for yourself. Saturn in Capricorn will hold you accountable.
On Thursday, Mars’ trine to Chiron is exact. All of that thinking about where you’ve been and where you’re going may release some hidden emotions. Awakening this is part of the healing process. Venus also leaves Capricorn that day, entering Aquarius and making a nice sextile to your sign. Perhaps someone else can help you process what’s coming up? The sun follows Venus on Friday, beginning Aquarius season. With a couple of planets no longer in Cap, you have some relief from the intense focus on direction. There’s a little more time for play and socializing around the corner.
Taurus, 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.
Gemini, it’s a witchy week for you. Mars and Jupiter are still making magic together in your house of ritual. Mercury reaches the exact degree of Saturn in Capricorn early on Saturday morning, marking a big transition. You’re fully in Saturn mode now. He challenges you to access your power. Never assume that a Saturn transit will all be mundane drudgery. It’s through restriction and sacrifice that the mystics ascend. The word is devotion. To what (or whom) are you devoted?
Asteroid Vesta, goddess of the hearth fires, enters your opposing sign of Sagittarius on Monday. You’re stoking the fires of your close relationships. What warm qualities of yourself will you share? How can you show someone you cherish them? On Tuesday, the day of the new moon, Mercury meets Lilith in Capricorn exactly. This moon begins a lunar cycle for going deeper, getting more and more real. You’re casting a love spell on someone, or them on you. There is nothing more powerful than becoming so vulnerable, than opening yourself to receiving love. You find that your words contain whole worlds this week.
On Thursday, when love goddess Venus enters Aquarius and makes a nice aspect to your sign, you get a little more breathing room. All of this Capricorn energy is empowering for you, but it can also feel heavy. Use the insights from Saturn in Capricorn so far to expand your worldview. Explore--maybe alongside a partner. Aquarius season starts on Friday and brings with it the promise of more air. Let your inspiration lead you when Mercury makes an exact sextile to Neptune at the end of the week, even if you don’t know exactly where it’s going yet.
Cancer, you still have Mars and Jupiter making a beautiful aspect to your sign from your fellow water sign of Scorpio. The energy, creative drive, idea generation, and pure love emanates from you all month. Early this Saturday morning, when Mercury meets Saturn in Capricorn exactly, that flowing love crystallizes into one or more specific relationships. Friends, business partners, or significant others are here for your long-term attention now. As Venus squares Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday, with the sun following suit on Sunday, you’ll have some tension showing you what the challenge is. Who is moving you in a new direction?
The new moon on Tuesday, also in your partnership sector, is an especially important one for your relationships. This moon is right next to the love goddess Venus, and square Uranus in Aries. Before 9:17 pm on Tuesday night, spend some time meditating on your relationships with others. How have you changed your self-image since the major Cardinal squares of 2012 - 2015? How have you changed the way you conduct yourself in friendships, romantic relationships, business? Where are your boundaries? What have you seen yourself projecting on to others, the shadow that you’re ready to own? This moon begins a new cycle for you. You have an opportunity to harvest realizations from the past few years and start a new chapter.
On Thursday, Mars reaches an exact trine to Chiron in Pisces, putting your sign at one point of the equilateral triangle we call a Grand Trine. This is a gentle push for you to send some of those creative ideas out into the world. What you have to say can be healing for others. The end of this week presents another few days for fun, love, and exploration. If it feels more like you’re working all the time, you are birthing idea after idea, and the rest will come later this month when you’re less influenced by the exuberance of the Mars-Jupiter conjunction. Venus enters Aquarius on Thursday, with the sun following on Friday to officially begin Aquarius season. The Capricorn energy will soon be less intense, but the focus on relationships continues nonetheless.
Leo, this week continues the focus on your health. Health is the real wealth, though too often we don’t realize this until we lose it. Your daily routines, your rituals, what you do for work and when and how: this is what the stars are pointing you towards right now. If that sounds too unglamorous, there is a more fun way to think about this. The sixth house is also the sector of ritual and magic. Those mundane things you do, the yoga in the morning or the decaf tea at night, are actually setting you up to lead a powerful life. This is the benefit of living well sustainably versus managing crises as they crop up. You stay conscious. You move with the breathing of the universe, in and out. Good things flow to you more easily.
Mars and Jupiter are still together at the very base of your chart this week, filling you with energy and passion for a new direction. When Venus and the sun square Uranus from Capricorn, on Saturday and Sunday respectively, you’re being nudged down that path. Tuesday night’s new moon in Capricorn is a wonderful time to decide you’re going to make these good habits last. Set intentions for resolutions you can keep, and map out how you’re going to get it done. Saturn in Capricorn is a three-year opportunity for you to fully augment your life, from the details on up.
Later in the week, you’re attention will turn to your significant relationships. Who’s going to help you stick to the plan? Venus enters your partnership sector on Thursday, starting a lovely period for both romance and friendship. On Friday, the sun follows, heralding the start of Aquarius season. We’ll no longer have such a major stellium in Capricorn by the end of January, but Saturn will remain to help you manifest these new routines. Also on Friday, asteroid Ceres will be conjunct the north node of the moon in your sign exactly. This combination asks you to nurture yourself. Invest in self-care; mother yourself a bit. Opposing Ceres is Juno on the south node. Anything that is not serving you in relationships will become obvious. You need people who are happy for you when you make better choices. Spend your weekend with those who genuinely care.
Virgo, 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.
Libra, Mercury makes an exact conjunction to Saturn in Capricorn in the very early hours of Saturday morning. If you haven’t already received a message about the home and reputation you’re creating for yourself, you’ll receive it this weekend. Venus squares Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday, creating a Cardinal T-square with your sign that’s echoed by the sun on Sunday. All weekend, you’ll be thinking about the themes of this January: the foundations you’re creating, your home and family, your friendships and partnerships. They all go together. You’re becoming known for something now, something you’ve been working towards for a while. This could cause tension with old friends or partners who are afraid of seeing you change, or just don’t see your point of view. Make like an Aries and just do you. These aspects only last for the weekend.
At the new moon in Capricorn on Tuesday night, you will do best to take some time for yourself at home and visualize what it is you’re creating. How do you see your ideal life? Where do you live? Who with? What do you do with your days? How are you supporting yourself? Write it down or meditate on it. This really does set you up for success, with the moon conjunct your ruler and squaring Uranus in Aries. You can take all of the wild changes you’ve been through since Uranus entered that sign in 2011 and crystallize them into the brand New You, the one you want to be now. New moons are for the very beginning, for setting the intentions.
Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto this week (exact on Monday), and Mars trine Chiron (exact on Thursday) support you in merging your values with your life and work. Not only that, but you need to value what you do so that other people can value it economically. It’s all pretty serious stuff, but you finally get some more air when Venus moves into Aquarius on Thursday. This makes a nice aspect to your sign, promising a little more romantic fun -- and breathing room! The sun follows on Friday, opening up a season of idea generation, games, and creativity for you.
Scorpio, 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.
Sagittarius, 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.
Capricorn, Mercury meets Saturn exactly in the very early hours of Saturday morning. This is a confirmation of what you already know: you’re in your element now. It doesn’t matter how wintry and difficult Saturn makes things through 2020. You’re like the evergreen tree, green year round. This is because you know how to conserve your resources, use them wisely, and overcome obstacles. So rock on, because this weekend when Venus and the sun square Uranus from your sign, you’ll have the opportunity to turn some obstacles into advantages. Uranus has been shaking things up at home and work since 2011, so this isn’t new for you, just a reprise of similar themes. Balance work and life as well as you can on Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday, when Jupiter’s sextile to Pluto becomes exact, you may get a helping hand from a friend or acquaintance. Or, it may be that your transformation has paid off in the form of achieving yet another goal. Either way, the vibe for this week is pro-you. The new moon on Tuesday night is right next to Venus in your sign, and square Uranus at the bottom of your chart again. I’m going to give you the same advice I gave Libra: this is one for visualizing who you want to be. Where do you want to live? Who with? How do you want to express yourself? What do you do with your time? Visualization might be new-agey and less concrete than what you think of as work, but the important thing is that it works for people. It helps you clarify your goals, and on a subconscious level, it even helps you reach them. Let this new moon be a reset for you at the subconscious level.
Venus moves out of your sign and into Aquarius on Thursday, followed by the sun on Friday. This gives you some mojo in your money sector. Venus doesn’t just rule love; she also rules value, money, and beautiful things. If you have plans to increase your self-worth or your net-worth, she’ll be on your side this Aquarius season. Plus you have fewer eyes on you once these two move out of your sign, so you face less pressure towards the end of this week. Also on Friday, Mercury makes a nice exact sextile to Neptune in Pisces from your sign, helping you come up with imaginative ideas for your next projects.
Aquarius, how have your dreams been lately? Mercury entered Capricorn on Thursday. He makes the exact conjunction to Saturn in the early hours of Saturday morning, so keep the dream journal near your bed this weekend. You have a subconscious message arriving, in the form of synchronicity, spirit, or imagination. What you’re going to build in this Saturn cycle will be private for the next few years, but it will absolutely influence your self-image once you’re done with it.
Venus and the sun square Uranus from Capricorn on Saturday and Sunday, giving you a bit of an outlet to communicate some of these secrets. If you’re an artist or writer, or if you have a creative outlet, make some time for it this weekend. All of this private insight needs somewhere to go. Tuesday night’s new moon in Capricorn has the exact same effect, so that the beginning of this week is all dreaming, thinking, and putting the private experience into words (or music, or images, or action). As I mentioned in the monthly scope, this lunar cycle is a good time to let go of any outdated fears or unconscious beliefs that have been weighing you down. Be disciplined about the life of the spirit. It may not make a lot of sense to the most logical Aquarians, but taking your spiritual needs seriously will enhance your mundane life too.
On Thursday, Venus enters your sign, granting you additional charm and magnetism in your relationships. When asteroid Juno, goddess of marriage (and jealousy) meets the south node in your sign, opposing asteroid Ceres, the mother goddess, in Leo, you’ll be happy to have the benefit of Venus in Aquarius. You’re being challenged to compromise with your significant others, whether they’re friends or romantic partners. Make sure they know that you like them just the way they are. When you let others shine, they celebrate your individuality too. Your season officially begins on Friday, when the sun enters your sign. Happy birthday!
Pisces, 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.