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monday january 22nd-
the only major aspect today is exact at 9:49pm when juno cojoins the means south node at 15’43 aqua, aligning the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage with the karmic south node. this week we are in the middle of a powerful alignment between juno and ceres- the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. ceres is on the north node (which was exact 12/10, 1/7 and will happen one more time on 4/30) and she is opposing juno on the south node- highlighting disparity between commitment to partnerships (marriage, romantic but also business and financial) and commitment to family, children and/or to the child within (i.e. self nurturing and self-care). we are needing to assess right now if partnerships in our lives are helping us to thrive in life or if they are depleting us and holding us back. also any issues in partnerships where we feel we are having to Mother/nurture others rather than relate as equals can be up for addressing. juno on the south node can highlight karmic relationships- some of which may be not be evolutionary and may be keeping us stuck in the past. learning how to balance other care with self-care, commitment to individuals and commitment to family and/or to self is key.
tuesday january 23rd-
saturn in capricorn semisquares vesta in sagittarius at 6:20am, creating tension between the planet of structure, karma and lessons and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. there can be a heavy, limiting and/or karmic energy present today that we have to navigate with consciousness and focus. vesta in sadge wants freedom and space but saturn in capricorn is teaching about limits, restriction and karma. demetria george says tense saturn/vesta can manifest as conflict between one’s own needs/focus versus one’s obligations towards others. because saturn is in capricorn the tendency can be to overdo the responsibilities towards others which comes at the expense of the self.
sun in aquarius semisextiles saturn in capricorn at 5:31pm, linking the conscious self and ego with the planet of mastery, integrity and karma. there’s an alignment between the sun, saturn and vesta today into early morning tomorrow. sun/saturn is great for getting anchored, grounded and disciplined. what is interesting is the sun and vesta are in very independent signs- and saturn is in a sign of responsibility, accountability and hard work. learning how to contain our desires, vision and spirit and deal with reality while we stay open and expansive is the lesson right now.
wednesday january 24th-
the sun in aquarius sextiles vesta in sagittarius at 12:42am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Priestess asteroid Goddess. we are focused on the Bigger Picture, on transcendence, expansion and growth right now. of course with saturn involved with both yesterday we are also in the midst of a time of learning to contain, ground and masterfully apply this vision and expansive energy.
at 12:50pm mercury cojoins pluto at 19’35 capricorn, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the Lord of the Underworld! mercury/pluto takes us down into the depths and the Underworld. this is great for therapy, shadow work, research and investigation. the mind is penetrating and deep- interested in what is beneath the surface and not just what is seen in the facade. watch out for power/control dynamics in communication and steer clear of manipulation and trying to strong arm others into your own way of thinking. with mercury/saturn on the 12th and mercury/pluto on the 24th- we are all getting a very deep look at the capricorn part of our charts (and the capricorn part of the collective like the government, big business, laws and what has always been) with an eye on what needs to transform and evolve, or what needs to be destroyed or completely let go of. pay attention as your willingness to do this deep cathartic clearing/transforming work will make the year of 2018 a lot more graceful and easeful! it will also catapult you into a whole new level of self-mastery! (mercury triggers the jupiter/pluto sextile from today to tomorrow which is excellent for diving deep, therapy, investigation, research and deep inner journeys).
pluto in capricorn semisquares vesta in sagittarius in 3:30pm, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. pluto/vesta can be amazing for diving deep and focusing on what is hidden in the shadows (particularly with mercury triggering the jupiter/pluto sextile today and into tomorrow). yet this is a minor tense aspect and pluto in capricorn is forcing us to deal with structures, foundations and obligations in our lives that are not helping us to thrive and be empowered in life. this is a time to strip away and let the old die so that something new can be birthed.
thursday january 25th-
at 3:28am mercury in capricorn sextiles jupiter in scorpio, linking the mind and intellect with the planet of expansion, abundance and luck! mercury/pluto yesterday and mercury/jupiter today activates the jupiter/pluto sextile that was exact for the first of 3 times on 1/15. our minds are deep but also expansive. we are able to see a lot of the Bigger Picture in both shadow and Light right now! opportunities to travel, teach, learn, explore and expand need to be embraced!
friday january 26th-
at 2:27am venus in aquarius semisquares chiron in pisces, bringing tension between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Wounded Healer planetoid. venus makes a series of intense aspects this weekend with chiron, ceres and neptune- bringing some deeply sensitive energy into the mix in both relationships, family situations and personal health and well being. venus/chiron asks us to look at and more importantly fully feel any old wounds and pain we are still holding onto that impact us physically, emotionally, spiritually and otherwise. particularly looking at where we tend to go up and out, into the head- as a means to avoid the body, avoid emotions and avoid being fully present to this now moment is key. steering clear of tendencies to spiritually bypass, escape and turn to things to numb out is important right now.
mars moves out of scorpio and into sagittarius at 4:56am, shifting the will and drive from water to fire, yin to yang, depths and to heights. mars in sadge likes his freedom and he loves to wander the world and explore! we can channel our energy into travel, teaching, learning, exploring and expanding right now and in the coming 6 weeks of mars journey through this sign. we just need to be aware of the shadow of mars in sagittarius: doing/pursuing too much with no sense of limit or discipline. too much of a good thing can get out of hand. reigning in our desires in healthy ways is key to self mastery.
at 3:04pm mercury in capricorn squares eris in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! expect the unexpected in communications, information and thinking today. if we are overly rigid in thinking or stuck in the past- eris can cause some excitement and reversals today! from 1/11-12 both the sun and venus squared eris- and actually in this month we have had all the personal planets (sun, moon, mercury, venus and mars) linking with eris- which brings some radical activation to the entire month! eris seeks to bring to Light the shadow we do not want to look at, deal with or take responsibility for. when we get on board with doing this work the whole entire month becomes a lot easier to navigate.
neptune in pisces quincunxes retrograde ceres in leo at 7:48pm, creating tension between the planet of idealism and fantasy and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. this is a HIGHLY sensitive aspect- where we can be feeling A LOT and some of what we feel we may be overwhelming. sensitivity to drugs, to foods, to environments, energies and other people can be strong right now. because we can be feeling so much we may have the desire to escape or check out- so we want to be aware of this. in addition any tendencies we have towards playing the victim, martyr or savior can be exacerbated right now. doing proper self care and setting good boundaries is necessary right now.
saturday january 27th-
at 3:10pm venus in aquarius opposes retrograde ceres in leo, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. it’s interesting to see that at the start of the week juno opposed ceres and by the end of the week venus does- pitting romance, partnership and relationship against our roles as caretakers and our commitment to family and self nurturing. tendencies to play the parent and/or play the child in relationships that are not family related can arise. the upcoming total lunar eclipse is conjunct ceres and opposite venus and juno really bringing into focus any disparity between romantic/partnership relationships and family/child commitments. since venus and juno are in the sign of the karmic south node- we really need to be willing to look at where we are playing out old patterns in relationship and where we keep getting stuck in old paradigms. change is on the horizon with the upcoming eclipse! we can be the agents of it or we can have our hand forced. it’s up to us! (for more information read the lunar insight written on the lunar eclipse posted a few days to a week before the total lunar eclipse is exact).
venus in aquarius semisextiles neptune in pisces at 7:22pm, aligning the lower heart with the Higher Heart in beautiful ways. venus/neptune is altruistic, transcendent, romantic, idealistic and empathetic. this is an alignment of deep Unconditional Love and care. we just need to be aware that we don’t want to be sacrificing ourselves for others to the point of neglect of self-care. both aquarius and pisces are transpersonal signs and they tend to go up and out. ceres and the north node in leo is reminding us to inhabit our bodies, stay centered in our hearts and BE HERE NOW.
at 11:08pm mercury in capricorn squares uranus in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener! mercury is the lower mind and uranus is the Higher Mind. mercury in capricorn likes the security of the known- while uranus likes change, freedom and upheaval! staying open to new thoughts, ideas and information arising is key right now. if we are overly rigid and controlling in our ideas- today could be a bit surprising! but if we can be open to things being different- we can work with the energies right now to illuminate, awaken and free us from the chains that bind!
sunday january 28th-
at 10:50am mercury in capricorn sextiles chiron in pisces, aligning the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer planetoid. just like all the personal planets have linked with uranus and eris this month- so too have they linked with chiron. deep potential for healing is present right now- but these opportunities come by way of activation and upheaval. feeling our emotions and dealing with our past- as well as facing fears and places where we shut down in life is necessary to move forward and onward. communication can be very healing today- being willing to share from a vulnerable and intimate place is key.
have a beautiful week…