It is a wonderful time to join together and pursue a common goal as the Sun joins Venus in social, political, community-oriented Aquarius. And this weekend, a sensitive Pisces Moon-Neptune conjunction encourages us to live our ideals, or at least live in a friendly, hopeful place. Our sensibilities are heightened and we can feel vulnerable yet inspired, easily moved by our vision and sentiment. Or we can get lost in a fog of uncertainty if we choose escapism or blame instead, two other sides of the Pisces/Neptune coin.
This weekend, many of us will live out this community ideal in the women’s march for the vote proliferating around the country. A Sun-Venus conjunction in Aquarius is the perfect time feel the hopefulness and power of a communal group taking action together. Others may choose to live this out by watching football together with their chosen clan, get lost on Facebook, or take their dogs for a walk and feel the pack support.
It can really help to find our chosen group and be inspired together, because we may have otherwise grim news to work through during the rest of the week. With mental Mercury now in industrious Capricorn (and pulling away from last week’s conjunction with Saturn) we want to feel like we’re getting somewhere or else we can get depressed. While this motivation can help us churn through the work it can also leave us chewing on ourselves or each other if we don’t have a place to go with it.
On Sunday night the Moon enters impatient Aries and asks us to take that vision and turns it into action. We could spit fire early in the week. An eventful and intense Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Scorpio brings a wake-up on Wednesday (though we feel it all week long, some event may trigger our thoughts or demand a decision and asked us what we take seriously. Let’s make sure that we mean what we say, because our words will have consequence and decisions made now will be hard to change. This Mercury asked us not to get lost in our feelings but to get strategic about whatever might stir our ire.
The mood then transmutes into a more solid, stable, stubborn approach after Wednesday when the Moon enters earthy Taurus. Put one foot in front of the other.
Friday, January 19: Early morning irritation can leave us sounding brusque but spur us to make important contacts and get a lot accomplished in a short period of time as the Aquarius Moon squares Mars. The mood shifts this afternoon and becomes softer, more idealistic, if more easily overwhelmed and full of daydreams as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces, Mercury sextiles idealistic Neptune and the Sun enters collective Aquarius. Busyness can us into our evening but our mind would prefer to relax and experience magic.
Moon the square Mars 4:51 AM, Moon enters Pisces 1:26 PM, Mercury sextile Neptune 6:07 PM, Sun enters Aquarius 8:08 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 8:26 PM.
Saturday, January 20: We may have firm ideas about what we need to do and where we need to go, but find ourselves drifting or distracted by side conversations as the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces this afternoon. Because we feel unusually permeable, it is wonderful to be around people with a shared dream and be inspired by ideals. Or we may just need to float in our own world, away from others expectations. Late afternoon we may have to work around trust issues and physical discomforts as Venus semi-sextile Saturn. Don’t test relationships, nurture them instead. Rest up or rest in a dream tonight.
Moon conjuncts Neptune 1:44 PM, Moon sextiles Mercury 4:20 PM, Venus semi-sextile Saturn 4:44 PM.
Sunday, January 21: An optimistic mood can help us see beyond limitations of our ordinary thinking and have hope. Hope is the first step, by the afternoon we can feel the Moon trine Mars and shift into Aries, and hope will not be enough; we need an action plan. Watch for spikes of impatience, and make sure those spikes headed in the right direction, rather than taking them out on innocent bystanders. We may grow more opinionated as the evening wears on, but this can help us get back on track if we have been feeling pressured in a way that may have derailed us.
Moon sextile Pluto 3:22 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 4:24 AM, Moon trine Mars 6:12 PM, Moon enters Aries 11:26 PM.
Monday, January 22: Cranky moments can give us energy if we have a plan to follow, but make it hard to invent a collaborative plan otherwise, as the Aries Moon square Saturn. Don’t ask for favors until midday when the Moon sextiles Venus and the energetic flow improves. Mercury approaches Pluto and puts some big deals on the table; pay attention and do the homework rather than respond impulsively.
Moon sextile Sun 3:54 AM, Moon square Saturn 6:41 AM, Moon sextile Venus 10:27 AM.
Tuesday, January 23: People may make more of a kerfuffle that is useful as the Aries Moon squares Mercury and Pluto this morning. We want to be some part of something big and important, but can make mountains out of mole hills in the process. Sort the important from the illusion of urgency. Restlessness pushes us us to make a shift tonight as the Aries Moon conjunct Uranus. Ask how can we be more authentic while still being tactfully respectful of other people’s paths.
Moon square Mercury 8:28 AM, Moon square Pluto 11:47 AM, Sun semi-sextile Saturn 6:31 PM, Moon conjunct Uranus 9:15 PM.
Wednesday, January 24: We slow down and can consider the consequences of our actions more carefully as the Moon enters stable Taurus and trine Saturn. Decisions will be made and what we decide and say will have consequence, and will not be easy to change. Keep compassion in the heart, and the eyes on long range goals to help decide even the smallest decisions in the moment.
Moon enters Taurus 6:39 AM, Mercury conjuncts Pluto 1:49 PM, the Moon trine Saturn 1:54 PM, Moon square Sun 3:20 PM, Moon square Venus 7:35 PM.
Thursday, January 25: Be ready to get the word out, put the website up, or just have an important and liberating conversation as voluble as Mercury sextiles expansive Jupiter and the Moon opposes Jupiter. Craft with hands. Write. Just don’t expect people to move fast, and deal gently with an unspoken territoriality that can make us possessive of the last muffin, or some more substantial chunk of matter.
Mercury sextile Jupiter 4:27 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 4:49 AM, Moon trine Pluto 5:01 PM, Moon opposed Jupiter 6:40 PM, Moon trine Mercury 8:16 PM.