Welcome to my new horoscope series! Every week I discuss the weekly Moon forecast and what to expect energetically and emotionally as the Moon moves through the Zodiac.
The Moon in Astrology represents the spiritual and subconscious world. It is the night world, the things we feel vs. the things we see. Our secrets, our trauma, our desires, our deep rooted longing, our visions, our dreams, our shadows.
Whatever sign the Moon is in has a direct influence on us energetically, especially with the Moon being the closest object to the Earth. We know scientifically that the Moon is Earths natural satellite and that its gravitational relationship to the Earth effects the tides of the ocean and may have been a key player in helping make Earth an inhibitable planet for life.
Monday Jan. 22nd
The Moon will be stationed in Aries for the whole day on Monday. This gives the start to our week some creative and motivational Fire. After an intense weekend filled with protest and activism we may be feeling renewed and reborn to hit the ground running strongly into the week. We could also feel overly intense and emotional when it comes to how we establish our identities. There may be some things boiling underneath the surface that need your attention. You will want to be mindful of how you express yourself to others as you may come off too strong if not careful.
Strong Aspects during the day PST
Moon Sextile the Sun in Aquarius at 2:55 AM
This causes emotional drive towards independence and speaking our truth from a very passionate perspective. Most of us will be asleep during this transit over on the West Coast, for those who wake up early on the East Coast, you could feel an urge to express yourself freely and speak your truth. Be mindful of how you get your message across to others as it could be very harsh for soft ears.
Moon Squaring Saturn in Capricorn at 5:41 AM
We may feel some tension around organized structure in our lives and may feel triggered without how we respond to responsibility, we also may feel more driven to tighten up loose ends and become more responsible in areas of our life.
Moon Sextile Venus in Aquarius at 9:28 AM
Issues around self image and self love could surface. We may feel more connected to ourselves in a personal way, we could become detached to others and feel more need for nurturing ourselves in a personal way.
The Moon will remain in Aries until 8:16 PM PST when it will become Void of Course. Void of Course is when the Moon is in the middle of transitioning from one sign to another. It is advised during this time to take it easy and not plan on making any strict plans as the energy can feel very "off" and muddled.
Strong Aspects during the day PST
Moon Squaring Mercury in Capricorn 7:29 AM
This square makes communication in work situations hard. This is not the ideal time for meetings or working things out with co-workers. You may want to reschedule any morning work calls or meetings for another day.
Moon Squaring Pluto in Capricorn 10:47 AM
This reinforces things in the physical front being emotionally charged and due for some transformation.There may be some kind of change to your morning on this day that does not go as planned. Best to go with the flow and not get too emotionally derailed by it. I would avoid applying for a new job or starting a new project on this day.
Moon Conjunct Uranus in Aries 8:16 PM
By the end of an intense day we may be feeling energetically like we personally need a change. We may feel emotionally uprooted and gutted. It would be best to try and give yourself some rest as you may feel amped up and ready to completely change your life in a drastic way. This could be an overly exaggerated emotional response to what happened earlier in the day so you may want to just draw a hot bath and chill out for the rest of the evening. Especially with the Moon becoming void of course shortly after this transit- you will want to stay home and give yourself a break.
First Quarter Moon at 4 degrees in Taurus. The Moon will enter Taurus at 5:27 AM PST.
The First Quarter Moon is great for establishing new projects and planting new seeds. We may wake up feeling a sense of duty like we have things we discovered within ourselves at the beginning of the week, and now we are ready to figure out a structured plan on how to manifest those needs into the material. Taurus is all about admiring the way things are and stabilizing our material plane. We may feel stubborn on Wednesday if we are not careful and may feel we want to embrace the comfort zone we have created for ourselves while knowing we need to plant new seeds for the future. This is a good time to write out some goals for February and begin brainstorming how you can accomplish them over the following few days.
Strong Aspects during day PST
Mercury in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 12:47 PM
This conjunction could make for some large changes in the work front and material front in regard to communication not really flowing well. Mercury Conjunct Pluto asks us to rethink how we approach a situation, in Capricorn this could have to do with something in the work place. We may need to come at something with a different attitude or approach. I could see it feeling a bit like Mercury Retrograde during this transit.
Moon Trine Saturn in Capricorn 12:56 PM
The Moon in a Trine with Saturn ensures that we may feel emotionally blocked by things on the material front. We could benefit from finding positive ways of being physical with our bodies to express our emotions in a constructive way. Going out for a walk or doing some yoga during this transit would be beneficial.
Moon Square Sun in Aquarius 2:20 PM
This Square could cause us to feel a lot of tension around getting our truth manifested into the physical. We may feel we are trying to communicate our feelings to dead ears. This day will be difficult for getting things to flow. You may experience some mental blockages during the work day.
Moon Square Venus in Aquarius 9:35 PM
By the end of the day you may feel emotionally spent from things not going your way, or the way they were intended. If you try too hard to connect to another person it may feel incredibly draining. You may feel like rearranging something in the home, or doing something that makes you feel more comfortable in your space. It might be good to settle in for the night with a good book that inspires and motivates you to see things from a fresh perspective instead of growing bitter and resentful towards your day.
Thursday Jan. 25th
Moon in Taurus until 7:17pm PST where it will be Void of Course
Over the course of the day we will over all feel that the grounding we tried to establish midweek was met with many obstacles, despite Taurus being an emotionally grounding sign, we may feel more blocked and stubborn, trying to hold onto old ways we need to let go of. As we move into the evening and the Moon enters it's Void of Course period we may want to take it easy and not force too much upon others or ourselves.
Strong Aspects during the day PST
Mercury in Capricorn Sextile Jupiter in Scorpio 3:28 AM
The energy of this transit will help heal some of the barriers around communication we had earlier in the week. We may find some of those obstacles begin working themselves out and we are able to articulate and move through what we are feeling and thinking more easily. This should be a better day for communicating with others and moving ideas forward.
Moon Sextile Neptune in Pisces 3:50 AM
This transit will be short and not many of us will feel it on the conscious level, this is something that will effect us in the subconscious realm, the dream realm. This transit will influence our dreams as we sleep if we are on the West coast, and it may give us insight to things we need to work out on the material front. It would be good to journal or take note of anything interesting that happened in your dreams when you awake.
Moon Trine Pluto in Capricorn 4:01 PM
Emotionally we will feel like our needs are finally getting met after so many obstacles over the first half of the week. Maybe we get to go home from work early, or the idea we had is approved by the boss, or emotionally we have a breakthrough about our external life and it helps us see more clearly what needs to be done in order to move forward. Allow an emotional transformation to take place in regard to how you view things in your material life on this day.
Moon Opposition Jupiter in Scorpio 5:40 PM
After we begin feeling this breakthrough we may be back to the drawing board emotionally and mentally strategizing our next move in the material. This would be an important time to rethink some goals and ask yourself if your priorities are where they should be right now. We may be striving for some emotional security, there may be some tension in obtaining it, but once you give in and allow yourself some self care and nurturing you will feel better. This is a good time to stay home and take care of our body, mind and soul.
Moon Trine Mercury in Capricorn 7:17 PM
This energy will be perfect for getting our thoughts and emotions out into the physical world. We may feel like we are able to articulate more of how we are feeling to those around us, and some of the obstacles we faced in the beginning of the week may look like lessons we can navigate more now from a distance.
Friday Jan. 26th
Moon enters Gemini at 9:40 AM PST
The Moon in Gemini can easily manifest negatively for those who have a tendency towards anxiety and over thinking. If you are able to transform any fast moving energy into a positive and productive realm, you will want to focus on that. This day is great for writers and people who enjoy sharing ideas and discussing them. It can also enhance restlessness and cause us to feel itchy to get on with our weekend. This day we will want to move fast so that we can enjoy our days off and leave the struggles of the beginning of the week truly behind us. Try to slow it down a bit as you could get too overwhelmed easily. Try to use the positive attributes of Gemini to have fun socializing with friends, sharing jokes and laughs with coworkers and taking a more humorous and light hearted approach to everything.
Strong Aspects during the day PST:
Mars Enters Sagittarius at 4:57 AM
Mars has been in Scorpio since December 9th, and with it entering the wild and free spirited sign of Sagittarius on Friday we will feel an even stronger age to champion for ourselves and what we believe in. We may feel energized to speak loudly about what we think around matters of religion, beliefs, or politics. With Mars in Sagittarius there is room for us to be hurtful with our passionate energy- it can be misinterpreted for cockiness. Be mindful with how you share you beliefs with others and try to stay true to who you are without burning bridges during this time. Mars will be in Sagittarius until March 18th.
Moon Opposition Mars in Sagittarius 9:52 AM
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