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monday january 4th-
at 4:19am mercury in capricorn squares retrograde eris in aries, making for some revealing and unexpected communication or information today. mercury in capricorn likes what is linear and logical. eris in aries likes to upset the apple cart by showing us what no wants to look at or talk about. be aware in communication today and don’t engage in combat just for the sake of it. if you need to take a stand do so but be sure you are aware of your own shadow that might be running you today. mercury is triggering the pluto/eris square today (a HUGE transit lasting through 2020-2021)- so there can be some topsy turvy information and communication incoming today! watch out for unskillful expression of anger and rage- but at the same time be sure to use your voice, stand for what you believe in and hold your ground (balance is key).
jupiter in aquarius sesquiquadratees the north node in gemini at 11:25am, creating tension between the planet of expansion and excess and the node of destiny and karma. yesterday jupiter semi squared neptune and today he tensely aspects the north node- triggering the fast approaching neptune/nodal T square. neptune squares the mean nodes tomorrow 1/5 and the true nodes 1/26- so all month in january there is a nebulous, confusing, delusional and deceptive energy present. it’s easy to see what we want to see, see what others want us to see or present ourselves in dishonest ways. information, communication, the media and thoughts are all things we want to be super discerning with. jupiter and the north node are both in air signs but due to the tense nature of the aspect we need to be aware of where we are talking too much, too heady, too surface and missing what is going on in the depths and shadows, and more. PAY ATTENTION today/this week and this month. pull back the veil of illusion to get to the Truth.
at 4:58pm mercury conjunct pluto 24’19 capricorn, aligning the mind and intellect with the Lord of the Underworld. mercury/pluto is great for deep talks, being in therapy and getting to the root of matters. this is an excellent aspect in the chart of a therapist or shaman as there is the capacity to go deep. yet mercury/pluto can also bring up shadow in communication- revealing Truths that have been hidden or perhaps unearthing power/control dynamics. navigating communication terrain wisely! mercury is triggering the pluto/eris square- so PAY ATTENTION to what you hear, think, say, read or otherwise receive via information and communications. watch out for dogma and power dynamics and instead focus on getting to the Truth and empowering yourself to speak up and to listen to the Truths of others!
tuesday january 5th-
at 10:52pm neptune in pisces squares the mean nodes of the moon, forming a T square between the planet of idealism and illusion and the nodal axis of destiny and karma. the karmic south node in sagittarius is magnifying the shadow tendencies of hubris, self righteousness, dogma, and super size me culture. shadow sadge thinks it is right, others are wrong and they are the teacher or leader everyone needs to listen to. the north node in gemini is a reminder that the path of growth and evolution requires that we come back to beginner’s mind. being curious and open and willing to see where are not right or do not see the Truth is key. the gemini/sagitttarius axis is all about lower mind and Higher Mind, personal perspective and the Bigger Picture. with neptune square both is really easy to see what we want to see, justify our actions and perceptions and truly be way off in our perceptions. it’s easy to deceive or be deceived right now- so do some honest self check ins and also question things you hear from others- personally but also collectively (the media, etc…). there’s a lot going on behind the smoke screen and if we really want to be free we have to be willing to see through illusions even if it shocks and destabilizes things! the true node square to neptune is 1/26 so from now until then we would all do well to cultivate discernment, take the rose colored glasses off, deepen our integrity and commitment to seeing/owning/living the Truth!
wednesday january 6th-
at 2:27pm mars moves out of aries and into taurus, shifting the will and drive from fire to earth, yang to yin, acting NOW to slowing down and smelling the roses. mars is not in his best position in taurus as taurus is a venus-ruled sign and opposite one of the signs he rules (scorpio)- so mars is in his ‘fall’ in taurus. at best mars in taurus slows the f*** down. mars in aries wanted what he wanted and he wanted it NOW (or yesterday)- but mars in taurus thinks first before acting and can help us ground down more so we are not acting from inflamed passions but are actually thinking about actions taken or words said. the shadow is mars in taurus can be lazy and not move at all. we need to find a balance right now ;) mars in taurus can also be possessive and entitled- so watch out! with all the intensity of the last 8 months will mars retrograde in aries i imagine mars into taurus will be a welcome shift! enjoy embodied existence. get a massage, go hiking, stop to smell the roses, savor every morsel you taste. life goes by so fast and we end up missing so much! now is a time to slow down and enjoy :) (mars will square jupiter and saturn and conjoin uranus- so we are not fully out of the woods yet but we do have a decided energy shift!)
thursday january 7th-
mercury at 29 capricorn semisextiles venus at 29 sagittarius at 4:04pm, linking the mind and the heart in harmonious ways. with both bodies at the karmic completion degree there can be important things coming up right now in communication, relationship and interactions with others so pay attention! the last degree is seeking to wrap things up in order to move on to new territory. today focus on what needs to be brought to completion and deal with it head on.
friday january 8th-
at 4:00am mercury moves out of capricorn and into aquarius, shifting the mind and intellect from earth to air, yin to yang, traditional to futuristic. mercury in aquarius thinks outside of the box and is visionary in perspective. communicating and embracing new ideas and staying open minded is supported now! explore technology, spirituality and Higher Wisdom in the coming weeks! just watch out for being too intellectual and detached from emotions which is the shadow of both mercury and aquarius.
the sun in capricorn quincunxes the mean north node in gemini at 4:50am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego who is work and discipline focused and the node of destiny and evolution that requires we lighten up and be open minded. the sun will trigger the neptune/nodal T square today- so be aware of what is going on behind the scenes and reality check yourself to make sure you are seeing things clearly. letting go of rigid beliefs and dogmatic tendencies is key if you want to grow!
at 7:41am venus moves out of sagittarius and into capricorn, shifting the Goddess of Love and Beauty from fire to earth, yang to yin, freedom loving to responsibility focused. venus in capricorn values tradition, commitment, loyalty and respect. she is deeply committed to what and who she loves and will stay even when things get tough in order to do the work to move through. the one thing to be aware of is that venus in capricorn can stay way beyond the expiration date. if we are holding onto relationships out of fear of safety and security or for money reasons- venus can shine her Light on that in the comings weeks of her transit through capricorn.
the sun in capricorn sextiles neptune in pisces at 8:53am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the planet of mysticism, spirituality and compassion. sun/neptune is dreamy, romanctic, mystical and loving. taking time to turn within and access the richness of Spirit hidden within ourselves and the material world is key. tapping into intuition, paying attention to dreams, accessing creativity and more are all supported right now! we can have one foot in both worlds now- mundane and sacred, material and spiritual. embody your Light and enlighten your body!
retrograde uranus in taurus quincunxes juno in sagittarius at 5:14pm, creating tension between the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. there can be some upsets, changes and sudden shifts incoming in relationships, partnerships, contracts and commitments in our lives (personal and business). chiron trined juno last week 1/3 and today uranus links with her- bringing focus to relationships and where healing needs to happen versus where freedom and perhaps endings are necessary. being clear on what you are committed to and being committed to Truth first and foremost is recommended today!
at 6:44pm mercury at the first degree of aquarius squares mars at the first degree of taurus, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the Warrior planet. mercury/mars can be direct and forthright in communication butt also argumentative, combative and defiant. mercury wants Truth and change while mars in taurus prefers to hold onto the past and resist change. this is a recipe for an explosion (metaphorically maybe literally) as the old and the new go head to head. as communication can get heated right now- finding the right balance between power and force is key.
saturday january 9th-
at 7:53am venus in capricorn trines mars in taurus, linking the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Warrior God. these two are lovers in mythology and a harmonious link between them can be great for romance, creativity, fertility and generating new things. in earth signs this can be great for career (capricorn) and money (taurus). if we really work for things we can make great strides in the material aspects of life. venus will trine uranus 1/13 and mars will conjoin uranus on 1/20- so we are heading into some shifting change territory in relationships, finances, business and government. wield the change wisely!
at 7:17pm mercury cojoins saturn a 2’40 aquarius, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. mercury/saturn can be serious and focused but also heavy, karmic and depressing. get real moments in communication and thinking are incoming. pay attention on information, communications and ideas arising right now. be aware that if you feel depressed or heavy- this, too, shall pass. but use the energy to dig deep and realistically assess what is and is not working personally and collectively. from there it will be clear what has to change.
sunday january 10th-
at 4:48am eris stations direct 23’27 aries, bringing the new 10th planet into focus at the start of the year. eris is the goddess of discord and chaos but she is also the goddess of activism and she is a manifestation of the fierce Divine Feminine (aka the Dark Goddess) that comes into clear out where things have gotten stuck, stagnant or toxic. with eris stationary a couple days after mercury/mars and days before a new moon conjunct pluto and square eris there’s a lot being stirred right now! eris’ gifts of intuition and seeing through the shit and shadow are very accessible right now. just watch out for her unskillful qualities of rage, dominance and power/control dynamics- playing out personally as well as collectively. being willing to shine a Light on the shadow so we can see it for what it is- collectively but also personally- is key to awakening, healing and evolution right now!
mercury in aquarius sesquiquadrates the north node in gemini at 5:09am and semisquares neptune in pisces at 9:56am, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and neptune/nodal T square (exact 1/5 and 1/26). be aware in communications right now- not all is as it seems. discerning Truth from lie, fact from fiction, fantasy from reality is important. pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the unconscious.
at 12:39pm venus in capricorn semisextiles saturn in aquarius, linking the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. this is a minor aspect but it is supportive of getting real in relationships, clear seeing in finances and discerning in life. delaying gratification right now for something more grounded in the future is possible. things that are solid and foundational in life show themselves for what/who they are.
have a beautiful week…