In the Stars…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week begins with the five-planet conjunction of Sun-Mercury-Ceres-Saturn-Pluto at 22 degrees of Capricorn. Jupiter and the South Node are also in Capricorn. Capricorn symbolizes structures, government, and rules; structural change is in process through the workings of the strong collective energy in Capricorn. In our personal lives Capricorn symbolizes industriousness, responsibility, goals, and achievement. If ever there was a time to prune what is unnecessary or outdated, set goals and work hard to achieve them, that time is now. Make the most of this productive week.

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Sunday is the day of the major planetary event: Saturn conjunct Pluto, as well as the Sun, Ceres, and Mercury—five planets conjunct at 22 degrees of Capricorn! Those born January 10-14, and April 10-14, July 10-14, and October 10-14 will particularly be influenced by this conjunction. The planets are in extremely strong alignment. Be focused, set strong intentions, and lean into your plans and goals. It is time to throw out structures in your life that no longer serve you.

The intense planetary energy of Sunday continues on Monday, with the Sun perfecting as an exact conjunction to Saturn. The Moon moves into Virgo, giving industry and efficiency to the work at hand. The Moon trines Uranus, enabling us to solve problems in innovative, brilliant ways.

Tuesday is another day with a Virgo Moon gives us the green light for cleaning house and getting organized. Planetary activity is mostly benefic. We can get things in order, and make great strides getting tasks checked off our list.

While the Moon is in copasetic Libra on Wednesday, challenging energy abounds. The Moon-Chiron opposition may bring up fears regarding autonomy and partnership. Stay with the grace and inspiration of the Libra Moon. See the beauty around you. Buy fresh flowers for your home. Enjoy a fine dinner with someone beloved.

Thursday Mercury ingresses into Aquarius where it activates brilliance and innovative thinking for the next few weeks (until February 3rd). The Moon makes its weekly hard aspect with Saturn and Pluto, so the grace of Libra is aggravated and challenged. Give life’s demands the works.

The Moon is void of course early Friday morning, so use the time for routine tasks until 10:21 a.m. PST when the Moon moves into Scorpio for the weekend. Make this a weekend when you pull back and take some solitude, as Scorpio likes to withdraw from the world into its cave. Scorpio’s intensity, combined with the numerous planets in Capricorn, can help us get a lot accomplished. If there’s a garage or basement needing decluttering and organization, put this energy to work Saturday and Sunday. A Mercury-Uranus aspect gives brilliance and creative problem solving ability.

The Moon enters optimistic Sagittarius on Sunday at 2:41 p.m. PST. Our spirits are lifted as we mobilize for the week ahead. Sagittarius loves walking and hiking in the outdoors, so get some exercise. Enjoy a social evening.

The Sun ingresses into Aquarius on Monday, lifting some of the heavy Capricorn energy to broader vistas. A Moon-Mars conjunction stirs emotions and triggers a yearning to explore. However, a Moon-Neptune square makes it not so clear where to go. Explore where you are drawn to travel in the coming year.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: The day is here: Saturn, Pluto, Sun, Ceres, and Mercury align in conjunction. Extremely powerful energy. Throw out old structures and patterns that no longer work in your life. Lean in and be productive.

Monday: Strong industrious, efficient energy. Problems can be solved brilliantly and intuitively.

Tuesday: Power-packed day to get our lives in order.

Wednesday: Affirm the beauty of the Libra Moon. Enjoy a fine dinner with someone special.

Thursday: Give the day the works.

Friday: Take some solitude. Dive deep and get a lot accomplished.

Saturday: Continue to take some space. Solve problems brilliantly.

Sunday: Take a hike. Ride on positive energy to get ready for the week ahead. Make it a social evening.

Monday: Energy shifts and lightens. Consider where you want to travel in the coming year.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (January 13-February 8)

1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.

2. Create an inspiring musical playlist.

3. Write a poem or a song.

4. Give to your favorite charity.

5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.

6. Let your heart sing!

7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.

8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.

9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.

10. Create! Create! Create!


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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time: Monday, January 13: 5:42 a.m. – 6:06 a.m. (Moon into Virgo) Wednesday, January 15: 4:12 a.m. – 7:43 a.m. (Moon into Libra) Friday, January 17: 4:58 a.m. – 10:21 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio) Sunday, January 19: 1:21 p.m. – 2:41 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) Monday, January 20 at 8:45 p.m. through Tuesday, January 22 at 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn) Thursday, January 23 at 6:08 p.m. through Friday, January 24 at 5:21 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius) Saturday, January 25 at 11:06 a.m. through Sunday, January 26 at 3:44 p.m. (Moon into Pisces) Tuesday, January 28 at 5:09 p.m. through Wednesday, January 29 at 3:51 a.m. (Moon into Aries) Friday, January 31: 7:10 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus) Monday, February 3: 3:27-3:28 a.m. (Moon into Gemini) Wednesday, February 5: 6:19 a.m. – 11:02 a.m. (Moon into Cancer) Friday, February 7: 7:42 a.m. – 2:44 p.m. (Moon into Leo) Sunday, February 9: 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Monday, January 13: 13:42 – 14:06 (Moon into Virgo) Wednesday, January 15: 12:12 – 15:43 (Moon into Libra) Friday, January 17: 12:58 – 18:21 (Moon into Scorpio) Sunday, January 19: 21:21 – 22:41 (Moon into Sagittarius) Tuesday, January 21 at 4:45 through Wednesday, January 23 at 5:01 (Moon into Capricorn) Friday, January 24 at 2:08 through Saturday, January 25 at 13:21 (Moon into Aquarius) Saturday, January 25 at 19:06 through Sunday, January 26 at 23:44 (Moon into Pisces) Wednesday, January 29: 3:09 – 11:51 (Moon into Aries) Friday, January 31 at 15:10 through Saturday, February 1 at 0:28 (Moon into Taurus) Monday, February 3: 11:27-11:28 (Moon into Gemini) Wednesday, February 5: 14:19 – 19:02 (Moon into Cancer) Friday, February 7: 15:42 – 22:44 (Moon into Leo) Sunday, February 9: 16:08 a.m. – 23:38 (Moon into Virgo)

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