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monday january 6th-
the first aspect of the day and week is exact at 12:51am when mercury in capricorn sextiles saturn in scorpio, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the planet of grounding, mastery and personal responsibility. this is a great day to get serious, have serious conversations and attend to the Truth. our ability to concentrate, focus, get organized address things logically or practically is supported right now. mercury/saturn helps us ground our minds and enables us to find or hear Truth in deep and powerful ways!
the only other aspect today is exact at 7:40pm when retrograde venus in capricorn squares ceres in libra, bringing tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. issues in relationships can crop up right now- particularly when it comes to our desires versus our needs for safety and security. venus is austere and practical when in capricorn, while ceres in libra is seeking peace and harmony at any cost. addressing imbalances in relationships or home/family situations can be a focus today. there can also be a focus on what is going on in Mother Nature- so pay attention this week and take note.
tuesday january 7th-
the only major aspect today is exact at 2:02pm when mercury cojoins retrograde venus in capricorn, alining the mind and the heart in powerful ways. paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, intellect and emotions right now is key. with both bodies in capricorn the focus is on structures, obligations, traditions and things of an enduring nature. questioning if they still fit our life is the lesson right now. with venus retrograde we are supported in rethinking, reviewing and revising our relationships, commitments, values, finances and self-worth. opportunities to have insight into the past and how it affects the present can be a focus today.
wednesday january 8th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 1:35am when mercury in capricorn squares ceres in libra, bringing tension and friction between the conscious mind and intellect and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. on monday venus square ceres, and today mercury does- bringing both the heart and mind into conflict with our needs for safety, security, balance and relationship. mercury/ceres supports us in addressing, communicating and/or thinking about home/family situations that we need to deal with. with the square aspect the tension between our practical sides and our idealistic side can be felt palpably- so finding a balance is key.
between 7:48am and 11:25am the sun in capricorn semisquares juno in pisces and neptune in pisces (juno will cojoin neptune later today)- bringing tension between our practical, logical, earthy side and our dreamy, intuitive, creative and spiritual side. sun/juno brings a focus to relationships, commitments and contractual arrangements in our lives- while sun/neptune brings focus to the push pull between reality and spirituality, material and spiritual, mundane and sacred. finding a way to bridge reality with dreams and trust our knowing while also doing what needs to be done in the 3d world is key right now.
mars in libra squares retrograde jupiter in cancer at 2:36pm, creating tension and friction between the warrior, will and drive and the planet of expansion and excess. mars/jupiter can be great for having courage, taking action and going for it! but they are both very yang, fiery planets that can overdo it and create impulsivity, rashness and aggression. this complete’s mars current activation of the jupiter/uranus/pluto T-square- so we may be dealing with issues that erupted last week when mars triggered uranus and pluto (exact from 12/25-12/30). since jupiter tends to throw more fuel on the already hot and heavy fire- be aware that the energy today can get excessive! addressing issues and/or the need to take action in relationships or home/family situations can be a focus today.
at 4:12pm neptune cojoins juno in pisces, aligning the planet of spirituality, idealism and fantasy with the asteroid Goddess of partnership, marriage and commitment. neptune/juno can be dreamy, romantic and sweet- or it can be delusional, in denial and/or deceptive. addressing boundaries in relationships can be a focus today. also seeing where we have been wearing rose colored glasses in relationships with others can also be a focus. earlier today both bodies made a tense aspect to the sun in practical, grounded, rational capricorn- so the focus today is finding a bridge between dreams/ideals and practical application- especially when it comes to relationships and commitments in our lives.
the day ends with mercury in capricorn semisquare chiron in pisces, exact at 5:58pm- bringing focus to our minds, thinking and communicating. mercury in capricorn is logical, practical and realistic- while chiron in pisces is dreamy, intuitive and creative. issues can crop up if we overly rely on our practical logical side at the expense of our spiritual, creative side- or vice versa. opportunities to look at the wounds of the past and how they impact the way we act and think today are also possible. since this aspect is tense- watch out for intense communication with others. use awareness and compassion with self and other today!
thursday january 9th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in taurus all day long and makes sweet aspects to neptune, pluto and jupiter- bringing a sense of grounding, sensuality, empowerment and expansion to the day. taking time to honor the embodied experience- and even enjoy it- is key today!
friday january 10th-
the only major aspect today is exact at 12:33am when mercury in capricorn contraparallels retrograde jupiter in cancer, creating an energetic opposition between the mind and intellect and the planet of expansion, abundance and excess. mercury/jupiter is great for opening the mind, communicating, learning, traveling and exploring! but it is also an energy that can get our mental processes out of hand- so knowing when to draw the line or when to reign it in is key.
saturday january 11th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 2:44am when retrograde venus in capricorn sextiles saturn in scorpio, harmoniously aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the planet of stability, structure and personal responsibility. this is a great aspect for getting clear about the reality of Love and money situations. getting serious, focused and willing to work hard in relationships or financial situations is supported right now.
then at 4:24am the sun cojoins retrograde venus in capricorn, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Goddess of Love and beauty. this brings focus to relationships, money situations, our values and self-worth. currently venus is retrograde- so a lot of this focus is inward and downward- asking us to rethink review and revise relationships, finances and what means the most to us in life.
then at 5:39am the sun in capricorn sextiles saturn in scorpio, aligning the conscious self and ego with the planet of stability, security and structure. again we have a structured, grounded energy helping us to get serious, focused and hard-working. this confers patience, concentration and success when we are willing and able to deal with what presents itself in our lives right now. all morning long the sun/venus conjunction aspecting saturn has occurred in the early morning hours- so pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the Unconscious!
juno in pisces trines the north node in scorpio at 9:44am, aligning the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage with the evolutionary north node of growth and destiny. opportunities to see the path ahead in relationships and commitments in our lives are supported today. emotional awareness is heightened and the ability to see what is for our growth and what is for our pruning is possible right now!
the only other celestial shift today involves mercury moving out of capricorn and into aquarius at 1:35pm- shifting the conscious mind and intellect from earthy, practical, responsible capricorn to airy, detached, visionary aquarius. the coming weeks of mercury’s journey in aquarius is a time to open our minds, see the Bigger Picture, question things and revolt against the contractions of the past!
sunday january 12th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 4:18pm when retrograde venus in capricorn semisquares juno in pisces, bringing tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the asteroid Goddess of partnership, marriage and commitment. conflict between our needs and desires can arise today. venus in capricorn values stability, security and predictability- while juno in pisces values spiritual connection, dreams, intuition and ideals. in relationships situations we can find that we are trying to bridge reality with possibility, practicality with our Soul’s deepest visions.
the day ends with chiron in pisces sesquiquadrate to ceres in libra, exact at 11:30pm. the week started off with aspects to ceres and it ends that way as well- bringing focus all week long to home/family situations and to Mother Nature. chiron/ceres can bring up all our old wounds and pain around being loved, worthy, supported and cared for. addressing where this is not the case in relationships in our lives can be a focus today- but more importantly looking at where we don’t do this for ourselves is key. the wounded healer can also shine a Light on events related to Mother Earth and where we not living in a balanced way with her. whatever arises today- pay attention! particularly when it comes to the wounding of the feminine and how it expresses itself in our personal and collective lives.
have a blessed week!