Updated: Jan 22
Better late than never! My schedule has been packed thanks to you guys, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be leaving Oakland on such a high note. With that said, it has been hard to find time to write the forecast, but I managed to squeeze it in today. I will be closing this website down and begin writing for The Mystic Parlor’s website once our website is up and running, so I am afraid to say more inconsistencies with my writing schedule are likely. Thanks for bearing with me! I have loved having this blog and this site the last few years, but I am even more excited to have a business partner to collaborate with and also potentially have contributing writers to our site. So many things to look forward to!
Now, to what is most important!
We have a lot, as always, happening this week in the astroclimate. Earlier in the week Venus entered Pisces, Mercury entered Aquarius, and we had some powerful transits such as the Sun making a conjunction to Saturn on Monday, and Venus making a harmonious sextile to Uranus in Taurus on Tuesday.
This is a powerful time for manifestation towards our goals and dreams.
As we enjoy the last few days of Capricorn season, with a Last Quarter Moon in Libra to kick off our weekend, we can begin to let go of any energy we do not wish to bring with us into Aquarius season.
Tarot Cards for the week:
Justice, 2 of swords, 9 of Cups, Knight of Cups, 2 of pentacles, Temperance, Death, 10 of Swords, 4 of Pentacles Rx , Knight of Wands, The Tower, The Star, 4 of Swords, The Fool, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 8 of Wands, 7 of Wands, 9 of Wands, Judgement, The Moon, 8 of Cups, 4 of Cups, 6 of Cups
(All times are Pacific)
Last Quarter Moon 26 degrees of Libra
Moon enters Scorpio 10:20 am
Moon square Mercury in Aquarius 1:36 pm
Moon inconjunct Chiron in Aries 1:47 pm
Moon opposition Uranus in Taurus 2:55 pm
Mercury in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries 3:08 pm
Moon trine Venus in Pisces 7:26 pm
With our Moon at its last quarter phase in the sign of Libra and making its way into Scorpio, letting go and tying up loose ends is the theme going into the weekend. This is our last weekend with our Sun in the cardinal earth energy of Capricorn before it makes its way into Aquarius on Monday.
We have some tense aspects between our minds and our emotional body. We could be having a hard time feeling grounded in the present moment right now, and we may be working on healing anxieties or insecurities around our sense of self today.
Moon in Scorpio
Mercury in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus 12:32 am
Moon trine Neptune in Pisces 3:13 pm
The Moon has its fall in Scorpio and is not always an easy energy to deal with. We also have a hard aspect between Mercury and Uranus which could cause us to feel frustrated and restless over the next couple days. We may want things to move forward faster than they are, or we may be experiencing a lot of change in a way that is challenging. This is an important time to learn whatever lessons are trying to present themselves to you.
Moon in Scorpio
Moon sextile Sun in Capricorn 1:22 pm
Moon enters Sagittarius 2:41 pm
Moon trine Chiron in Aries 6:23 pm
Moon inconjunct Uranus in Taurus 7:28 pm
We may feel an urge for freedom from routine or mundane experiences in the later half of the day. It is positive for us to begin seeing the world from different perspectives during this time. The quest for truth and inner wisdom may feel heightened.
Sun enters Aquarius 6:55 am
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon conjunct Mars in Sagittarius 11:47 am
Moon void of course square Neptune in Pisces 8:46 pm
MLK day hits in succession to our Sun entering the sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of the activist, the progressive thinker, the rebel. Aquarius season is a perfect time to align ourselves with a cause we care about. We must think about the future in the sign of Aquarius, and find new and progressive ways to evolve our state of consciousness and our world.
Moon V/C Sagittarius
Moon enters Capricorn 9pm
The Moon is in detriment in the sign of Capricorn. Here we can see how the Moon’s role influences family values and ancestral karmic ties that require healing. We fall into mundane traditional roles when in the Moon is in Capricorn, and we can be more likely to think practically and pragmatically. This can block us off to our more intuitive process but it enables us to get things done without getting wrapped up in how things make us feel.
Moon in Capricorn
Sun in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries 10:03 am
Moon sextile Venus in Pisces 5:52 pm
Moon conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 6:45 pm
Sun in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus 10:54 pm
With the energy of the Sun making a sextile to Chiron in Aries and a Square to Uranus in Taurus today, we may feel like we are being asked to heal any insecurities we may have around who we are, how we relate to our sense of self, and how we allow ourselves to evolve and change as time goes on. We are experiencing new insights about who we are on a soul level, and these changes we are undergoing are allowing for us to see ourselves from new perspectives. Maybe there is a story we have been telling ourselves that is no longer true to who we are. It is time to change the narrative, or be open to a new one forming.
Moon in Capricorn
Venus in Pisces sextile Jupiter in Capricorn 5:07 pm
Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 4:18 pm
Moon V/C conjunct Saturn in Capricorn 6:08 pm
Our two benefics, Venus and Jupiter make a harmonious sextile to each other on Jupiter's day. This hopefully bestows good fortune on all of us over the coming days. In the Tarot the energy of this transit is best represented in the 9 of Cups and the 2 of pentacles. These cards together show us that through strategic and realistic planning, as well as tuning into our imaginative and creative mind, we can envision a life for ourselves that is beyond our wildest dreams, we just have to have enough belief in ourselves in our ability to work hard on our dreams and goals, and the willpower of the mind to manifest exactly what we want at this time.
Moon enters Aquarius 5:20 am
New Moon 4 degrees of Aquarius 1:42 pm
Moon sextile Chiron in Aries 9:38 am
Moon square Uranus in Taurus 10:34 am
New Moon in Aquarius asks us to set intentions on a brighter future for all of mankind. It is time to think of others right now, not just ourselves. We need to figure out ways we can empower the collective and fight for what we believe in. Aquarius energy wants to elevate the consciousness into peace, love, and understanding. How do we show up for our community in a desperate time of need? Who do we work for, who do we give our money to, who do we surround ourselves with? If you are someone who is having a hard time with the circles you are in, this is a good time to set an intention for the types of people you want to surround yourself with in the future.
Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat
Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Sagittarius 5:09 am
Moon sextile Mars in Sagittarius 10:34 am
Moon V/C conjunct Mercury in Aquarius 11:06 am
Today in Chinese astrology we enter the year of the Metal Rat. I do not have any expertise in the ways of Chinese astrology, but it is something that interests me and I do have a few books on the subject. The Chinese New Year, as with many other cultures, falls on the beginning of the Lunar Year. The Rat is considered the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. The Rat is considered a masculine energy and is on the Yang side of the polarity. It is heavily associated with the western sign of Sagittarius. Although the Rat is said to resemble the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, it is said to share a relationship to the fixed element of Water. There are 5 different types of Rats in the Chinese zodiac, and the one we are experiencing in 2020 is that of the Metal Rat.
Moon enters Pisces 3:44 pm
Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius 5:37 pm
Moon sextile Uranus in Taurus 9:12 pm
Moon in Pisces could have us feeling like we need some time for self care. We benefit from finding time to be creative and in tune to our more emotional nature. We may feel ultra sensitive to the energy of others during this time. Venus making a square to Mars could have us feeling sexually frustrated and irritable. We may feel like we want a lot of affection and attention right now, or freedom to explore, and we may have a hard time getting those needs met. This is a positive time to channel tension into a creative project.