In the Stars January 11-18, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week

On Thursday, January 8, my 84-year old mother, Charlene Coleman, died peacefully. She was born July 3, 1930 (at 9:55 PM, Utica, Missouri). The recent Full Moon Grand Cross crowed her own Saturn-Uranus-Sun/Pluto T-square—making for this big final life transition. Jupiter was transiting over her natal Venus, a positive, flowing aspect which indicates the ease in which she moved into the afterlife. This Full Moon Grand Cross lined up across my Midheaven/IC, the axis symbolizing the parents.

The January 4-5 Full Moon was turbo-charged with change, and certainly that has played out in my life. In addition to the dynamic Cardinal Grand Cross, Mars and Jupiter are in opposition in late Leo, a high energy aspect we can use to ignite any worthy goal. The tight Uranus-Pluto square now through March calls forth the final burst of revolutionary change in this three-year aspect. This square was highlighted big time by the recent Full Moon lunation!

The Moon moves into Libra on Sunday. After an industrious few days with the Moon in Virgo, Sunday is a day for taking it a bit easier. Yet Sunday is a balanced day that can be reasonably productive.

Monday is the turbulent day of the week when the Moon highlights the tight Uranus-Pluto square and puts us on edge. This is softened somewhat by Mars’ entry into Pisces and a lunar sextile to Jupiter in the evening. Expect an active day, and enjoy a pleasant, expansive evening.

Tuesday is likely to be a meandering day with the Moon Void-of-Course all day in Libra until it moves into Scorpio late Tuesday afternoon (3:44 PM Pacific time). Venus in a congenial sextile to Uranus sparkles and delivers new discoveries in relationships. The Moon-trine-Mars fosters sensitivity and soothes harsh realities and suspicions that may surface.

Deep emotions are stirred Wednesday and Thursday with the Moon in Scorpio. Be aware of potential feelings of mistrust and suspicion and the surfacing of deep wounds. Yet, new ideas flow from innovative conversations (Mercury sextile Uranus).

Friday is a complicated day, brightened by the optimistic, adventurous Sagittarius Moon. The morning is fraught with the somber emotional restriction and sadness of Saturn-conjunct-Moon, and denial or spacing out resulting from the Moon-square-Neptune. Tensions ease Friday afternoon when possibilities open with the stimulating, brilliant Sagittarius Moon trining Uranus. This afternoon will be my mother’s funeral and burial. The Northwest Missouri weather which is often cold and grey at this time of year is expected to be warm and sunny. The brilliant weather coupled with the light and optimism of the sunny Sagittarius Moon is a perfect time to celebrate my mother’s end to her earthly journey this time, as she was bright, sunny, optimistic and unique. Jupiter rules the Sagittarius Moon, the planet that shines its divine light and shows the way into the spirit world.

My mother’s lifelong bedrock belief in reincarnation was a monument of individuality. No one in her upbringing could have been the source of this deep conviction she held. She was raised on the far end of the Protestant spectrum of Christian beliefs in Pre-Determination (versus Free Will). Yet, she carved out her own free and independent spiritual path, believing in the importance of one’s each and every action in determining the karmic unfolding of this life and future lives in the wheel of reincarnation of the soul. My mother was a “Free Willer” for life, her belief in the transmigration of souls being the spark of her departure.

The Sagittarius Moon continues to shine its light Saturday and form benefic aspects with Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter. This day delivers lots of joy! Insight and enthusiasm will enable us to see what is possible.

A Capricorn Moon on Sunday brings us down to the practical matters of the work before us. Although the Capricorn Moon can be sobering, uplifting sextiles to Mars and Neptune help us move with the flow with our feet on the ground. A lot can be accomplished—with ease and grace.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Balanced, reasonable productive day–good for shopping or taking it easy.

Monday: Turbulent, active, edgy day; kissed with a pleasurable evening.

Tuesday: Meandering day that sparkles with surprises and new discoveries in relationship.

Wednesday: Complex, deeply emotional day that may generate brilliant insights.

Thursday: New ideas and insights flow from emotional depths and conversation.

Friday: Complicated day with morning challenges, and a divine and sunny afternoon and evening of infinite possibilities.

Saturday: Joyous day of brilliant insight and possibility.

Sunday: Work can be accomplished with ease and grace.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aquarius (January 3-28)

1. Friendship generates love and love generates friendship.

2. Create a party and invite a diverse group of people.

3. Join a group—or create one.

4. Invite friends from a different culture to dinner.

5. Dress differently—create some new combinations from your wardrobe.

6. Exercise independence. Do something with yourself that you love doing.

7. Volunteer for a good cause that warms your heart.

8. Donate to an organization whose work you value.

9. People watch wherever you go and enjoy it.

10. Learn something new about astrology (Aquarius rules astrology).

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet and 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 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. You will more easily get lost or meander if you’re 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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, January 13: 1:46 AM-3:44 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, January 17 at 11:25 AM through Sunday, January 18 at 4:04 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 19 at 2:51 AM through Tuesday, January 20 at 4:59 AM (Moon in to Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 21 at 5:45 PM through Thursday, January 22 at 4:48 AM (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 23 at 3:13 AM through Saturday, January 24 at 5:31 AM (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 26: 6:23-8:37 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, January 27 at 6:18 PM through Wednesday, January 28 at 2:36 PM (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 30: 1:24 AM-11:09 PM (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 1 at 5:37 AM through Monday, February 2 at 9:41 AM (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 3 at 9:31 PM through Wednesday, February 4 at 9:46 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, February 6 at 2:09 PM through Saturday, February 7 at 10:44 AM (Moon into Libra)


Sunday, January 4 at 8:53 PM through Tuesday, January 6 at 3:03 AM (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, January 8: 9:04 AM-2:58 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, January 10 at 7:45 AM through Sunday, January 11 at 3:57 AM (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, January 10 at 15:45 through Sunday, January 11 at 11:57 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, January 13: 9:46 -23:44 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, January 15 at 23:52 through Friday, January 16 at 8:01 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, January 17 at 19:25 through Sunday, January 18 at 12:04 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 19 at 10:51 through Tuesday, January 20 at 12:59 (Moon in Aquarius)

Thursday, January 22: 13:45-12:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 23 at 11:13 through Saturday, January 24 at 13:31 AM (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 26: 14:23-16:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 27 at 2:18-22:36 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 23 at 11:13 thFriday, January 30: 9:24 through Saturday, January 31 at 7:09 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 1 at 13:37 through Monday, February 2 at 17:41 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 4 at 5:31 through Thursday, February 5 at 5:46  (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, February 6 at 22:09 through Saturday, February 7 at 18:44 (Moon into Libra)


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One Response to In the Stars January 11-18, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week

  1. Cathy,

    My most sincere condolences to you upon the death of your mother. I went through my mother’s death in 2001 (she was 89), and it was the hardest event I had yet ever faced in my lifetime. Since my relationship with my mother was truly wonderful, losing her caused me tremendous pain. Yet the passing of our most loved ones brings out our spiritual depth in a way nothing else can.

    In Roman Catholicism, my mother’s life-long faith, we send “holy cards” to people whom we notify about the passing. With my mother it took me not a moment to decide the verse to place on the holy card. And amazingly, it came straight to my ears from Handel”s “Messiah” — the solo most of us have heard that uses words from the Book of Job — “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” My mother’s life-long occupation outside of her role as mother and wife was music. She was a coloratura soprano whose voice, we would always joke, could crack the glass in the chandalier. The verse, as it goes on, reminds us of the PROMISE of the Christian message that we WILL see a new life in a Heaven despite the loss and decay of our physical bodies and earth-bound personalities. And it promise states that we will see those who have passed in the After-life and see them as they looked and were at the best time of their lives on Earth.

    I wish this promise for you and yours upon this most difficult occasion.

    I am sure you can handle this tremendous life challenge well and that your ability to do so will serve as a compliment to your mother.

    All blessings,

    John Lang (Joseph John Lang)

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