Friday, January 29, 2021

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius: Astrology for January 31st to February 6th, 2021

 Mercury is newly retrograde and will be until February 20th.

Sunday: Virgo Moon opposite Neptune and in harmony with Pluto. Doers, do more dreaming. Dreamers, take more action. Listen to your inner guidance and guides of a spiritual nature. See what happens when you acknowledge your shadow and work with it instead of fearing it. See what happens when combining your best traits, both creative and realistic. Today's color is Blue.

Monday: February 1st, and the Virgo Moon forms a harmonious trine to Venus in Capricorn. This may assist partners in decision making and feeling more aligned with each other. Practical decisions are favored, with Mercury retrograde flexibility in mind for the future. Resolve an 'old' or recurring issue. The Moon is void of course from 6:10 am to 6:25 am when the Moon shifts to Libra. Libra's strength is justice, and judgment on appearance is Libra's shadow. The Moon aligns with Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius as this 24 hour period goes on, ending with an 11:58 pm EST trine. Libra and Aquarius are externally focused, people and policy oriented signs. Social is all people and Justice is acting in truth and fairness to all. This is a theme today and tomorrow. Venus enters Aquarius today and we may feel like joining groups and establishing more community during the month ahead. Today, the Sun squares Mars in the morning and it may bring a sense of persistence through difficulty or obstacles to the whole day. If that is too activating, step back to rest and recover. The work will still be there for action when you're rejuvenated. Notice any extreme activation or the feeling of pushing hard and going nowhere. That is when it's time for self care and rest. Today's color is Pink.

Tuesday: Will the Groundhog see his shadow? And is he a He? This tradition was born from the feast of Imbolc, a celebration of the slowly returning daylight and last phase of winter. Use candles or battery powered candles and lights (safer :) ) to honor our need and love of brightness. Recognize your own ability to bring light where it's needed. How can you help humanity in your own way on this day during Aquarius time, the sign of the collective and the sign of vision. Libra Moon aligns with the Sun and our actions sync with our emotions. Team and parter action and decision are favored.  That includes good times created together. Today's color is Lavender.

Wednesday: Libra Moon squares Pluto and aligns with Mercury retrograde overnight. Reconnections are likely and you may hear from or reach out to someone you haven't connected with in a long while. You may also recognize feelings or experiences that were repressed. Perhaps they come out in dreams, to be revisited and considered once again. Sometimes this is a new level of healing. Void Moon 1:15 to 9:15 am EST, and the Moon moves to Scorpio. Scorpio Moon resists or challenges in the areas of relationship and responsibility today. Squares to Venus and Saturn make compromise difficult. We may be less willing to listen or be patient. Notice if you're feeling closed off or hiding from something or someone. Then consider if that's what you need right now and is productive or if you're denying an inevitable and necessary interaction or action. Saturn requests a mature response, if you're ready. The Moon opposes Uranus this evening, and emotions may arise in unexpected ways. Today's color is Maroon or any dark shade of Red.

Thursday: Scorpio Moon is mostly in challenging aspects with the Sun and planets. This may give reason to reevaluate, pause, notice what's being pushed too hard, or alternatively where we are unwilling to give in, yield or act. Stubborn energy arises with today's squares and an opposition to Mars in Taurus. We may feel or encounter qualities such as unforgiving and strongly opposed. There is one easier, creative and healing trine of the Moon with Neptune in Pisces. Take advantage of that if you can. Find peace or ease with yoga, meditation, music, and art. They are all much needed now and can really shift us when we're stuck in a process or problem. Today's color is Indigo. 

Friday: Scorpio Moon squares Mercury retrograde overnight. This may bring up things you cannot control or cannot do anything about right now. Be patient with problems. Maybe there's not yet enough information to resolve them. In some cases, this will come after the retrograde ends February 20th. At 4:20 am the Moon and Pluto are in harmony. This conjures spiritual perspective, peace within, reflection on our selves, and may require extra sleep or quiet time. Void Moon lasts from that time until 12:16 pm EST when Sagittarius Moon requests that we reemerge, more hopeful or ready to learn. We are forever learning and that is how we grow. The Moon is in harmony with planets in Aquarius, both today and tomorrow. This helps us see beyond our own problems and feelings. Widen your lens. Ask for support or new experiences. This Sagittarius Moon time feels like an opportunity to connect to a larger group or bigger vision. Today's color is Turquoise. 

Saturday: Venus and Saturn meet, activating commitment to one another. Do the right thing by someone else. Make amends and seek resolution. Sagittarius Moon time is about wisdom and truth. Jupiter and the Sun lend optimism and brightness with regard to both. Work on applications or explorations around higher learning and fulfilling your dreams and purposes. If you send an application or document, follow up and also make duplicates as Mercury retrograde can mess with such things getting to the right place or being seen. With Venus square to Uranus tonight, avoid personal confrontations since things can get out of control easily. Today's color is Purple.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Full Moon in Leo & Mercury Retrograde Begins: January 24th-30th, 2021

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Sunday: Gemini Moon squares Neptune. Communication is a theme today, and misunderstandings can come with the square. Is someone presenting as who they really are? Are intentions clear or being hidden or misrepresented. Ask yourself and trust your inner wisdom. Sometimes we want to believe in someone and see the best in them. Unfortunately, that can also lead us to be fooled and misjudge. Romantic notions and ideals deserve a second or third look and some questioning. Allow yourself some daydreaming time, create art or verse. Channel mental stress artistically. Tonight, minds are activated as the Moon is in harmony with Mercury, both in air signs. Today's color is Light Blue.

Monday: Gemini Moon in harmony with Mercury helps us work together, especially in groups. It's a good aspect for a meeting or strategy session. We may start revisiting past ideas to see if they have viability and life. If you worked late into Sunday night or were full of thoughts and ideas, the trine may have come into play. How will you follow up today? After this trine, the Moon is void of course 2:17 am to 1:52 pm EST. Monday morning may feel disorienting or disorganized. Cancer Moon has no major aspects this afternoon and night. One theme is the comfort zone. Is it where you need to be for the moment? Full Moon is just ahead, and with the Moon in her home sign now, emotions arise strongly. Today's color is White.

Tuesday: Cancer Moon aligns with Uranus and Mars. Some will feel overwhelmed. The planets push us out of our comfort zone, or try to. Uranus shakes things up while Mars asks how strong you are and what actions will you take toward a goal. The earth may feel a bit shaky under our feet. The Sun squares Uranus and compromise is difficult. We lean toward freedom and doing things our own way, even if it separates us from others. This can be positive if it brings out your most original ideas and creations. Tune into your authentic self. If you are merely being stubborn, that's another matter. Emotionally, this is a peak time. Fear may be expressed in another form, such as anger. Sadness may come out as emotional distancing. If you feel someone is against you, check in and find out if that's real or perceived. Notice if someone needs help and is in distress. Today's color is Turquoise.

Wednesday: Cancer Moon aligns with Neptune in Pisces and goes on to oppose Pluto and Venus in Capricorn. Our differences become obvious. Relationships, such as family relationships, may be under stress this week. One issue is people presenting dishonestly, in some cases to protect themselves. Compromise may not come easily, but may be worth a try. Very emotionally driven decisions and approaches are in stark contrast to extremely practical, business like ones. That's a major area of difference between Cancer and Capricorn. Creatively, we benefit from the Moon and Neptune's trine. Void Moon begins at 12:55 pm EST, a good time to tap into inspired ideas and make something from them. Leo Moon time begins at 9:54 pm EST and the Full Moon peaks on Thursday afternoon. Everything about tonight feels magnified. Strength of conviction is called for as the Moon approaches a Saturn opposition. Today's color is Orange. 

Thursday: Full Moon in Leo at 2:16 pm EST. The Moon's aspects are challenging, with oppositions to Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius and a square to Mars and to erratic, eccentric Uranus in Taurus. Mercury is about to be retrograde in Aquarius, and opposes the Moon on Friday. Differences of approach, opinion, and action are highlighted. Leo Moon evokes strength and strength may be channeled into purpose. Strong will arises for some. Compromise is called for, but achieving that will require work. Can we work through differences and see what the brightest plan is? Venus meets Pluto today and inner feelings need to be reconciled or expressed in close and intimate relationships. True feelings will be brought to light during this Full Moon. Major decisions may come, but they are shadowed by our closeness to Mercury retrograde degrees. The retrograde starts on Saturday. What we engage in now is likely to require revision and rethinking. Sometimes that's ok, though. Make a temporary plan if that seems sensible or is required. Extra flair, generosity, and surprise gifts make this Full Moon memorable and lighter. The Sun and Jupiter contribute to that with a conjunction tonight. Wear Gold. 

Friday: Leo Moon opposes Mercury, almost retrograde. This is today's only major aspect. Notice your words and think them out. Observe yourself as you negotiate with others. Notice how willful and how truthful you are. Some people will argue their point today. Some will find wonderful ways to collaborate or contribute to group efforts. The Full Moon feelings continue. Void of course Moon 8:53 pm EST to 3:02 am on Saturday. Today's color is Purple. 

Saturday: Mercury retrograde is in Aquarius this winter. This quarterly period, beginning at 10:52 am EST, is known for technical and communication issues, reasons to revise, plans that will never come to fruition, and situations turning out very different than expected. It's not all bad. We get a chance to recover, re-create, forgive, let go, reconnect, and reunite. Revisit a plan that didn't work out the first time. Aquarius is a technology and science sign. Get reacquainted with facts and with collaborative efforts. We may become active in groups again and go back to activities we let slip for a while. Mercury is retrograde until February 20th. A trial basis is favored over a long term commitment during these 3 weeks. 

Virgo Moon aligns with Uranus in Taurus. This may assist in making some sense of chaos and in finding flexibility. Problem solve and trouble shoot. Try alternative approaches. Late night, the Moon forms a similar trine to Mars for taking productive action. Do something simple and healthy about that thing that's bothering you. One step may be all you need for now. Brown is today's color. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sun in Aquarius & Uranus meets Mars, Astrology for January 17th-23rd, 2021

 Sunday: Pisces Moon meets Neptune for inspiration and soothing. We are less than a week into the new lunar cycle and it's a positive time to formulate plans and act on ideas. Give yourself some extra dream time today. The Moon aligns with both Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn, helping us to see things clearly and create step by step plans that match our intentions, purpose, and soul journey. The one square in the zodiac involves Jupiter in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is a powerful catalyst this week. For today, we may struggle with situations that come up unexpectedly, changing the big picture. Adjustments are decently timed though, with a mutable Pisces Moon. Void Moon 10:44 pm EST to 2:07 am Monday. Today's color is Blue.

Monday: Aries Moon changes the dynamic. A fiery, stirred up week is in the making. Today, the Moon aligns with Saturn and Jupiter. Aries Moon is for matching emotions and intentions with actions. Keep pursuing your new goals and plans. Saturn adds the wisdom, and Jupiter adds inspiration and knowledge. Keep the big picture in mind and take one step or reach out to one potential supporter on this energetic and harmonious day. We do have a major conjunction coming on Wednesday, and some may experience the effects of that. For the whole week, stay out of harm's way and out of unnecessary conflict. This is not a time for taking risks. Today's color is Red.

Tuesday: Aries Moon squares Venus and forms a harmonious sextile to Mercury. In relationship matters, look for common ground. Try not to push or control people you care about. This Venus square suggests effort to resolve relationship matters. Mercury helps with communication and working together. At 3:40 pm EST, the Sun moves to Aquarius, the current home of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. This next month contains lots of Aquarius energy for awareness of collective consciousness, how our actions influence the conditions of others (even those we do not know), and expansion of vision for the future as well as the present. Tomorrow contains a very tumultuous conjunction that affects all of this week. My suggestion is to avoid crowds, unpredictable people and any situation with a safety concern. Keep sending out good vibes, prayers, loving kindness and tangible support to others. Wear Yellow.

Wednesday: On this Inauguration Day, the Moon is void of course from 3:29 am to 1:56 pm EST. That means the actual Inauguration of President Joe Biden happens with Moon void of course. There are lots of reasons for caution, extra sets of eyes, extra attention to details and awareness of pets, children, and anyone else whose safety you are responsible for. Mars meets Uranus, and that is why. Uranus shakes and stirs and unearths while in Taurus. Mars in Taurus is persistent and unyielding. These two co-create sudden action. They meet at 3:28 pm EST. Stay in your comfort or safety zone today. Avoid overdoing, such as over exertion. Do not drive fast or unaware. Taurus Moon squares the Sun and Saturn reinforcing what we're committed to and also contributing to stubborn opinions and ways. Today's color is Black.

Thursday: Taurus Moon meets Uranus and Mars continuing yesterday's effects and adding to the emotional quality of this. We're in a major shift and it could feel unsettled or very inspiring, possibly both at once. Humans may feel very emotional and activated today. Jupiter is square to the Moon, reminding us of long term vision, wisdom and knowledge we've gained, and challenging us to use it and follow through even when it's not easy. This may feel like a time to 'push through', hang in there, and commit to what we know is right, for the good of all. Today's color is Violet.

Friday: Taurus Moon in harmony with Venus is romantic and sensual. There's also a favorable practical aspects for lovers setting up home together or otherwise joining resources. The Moon also aligns with Neptune and Pluto. This creates time and space for valuable reflection. The Moon and Mercury square, so getting the words out on paper or in discussion may be challenging. Perhaps the message needs more time to formulate clearly. Mercury is approaching a retrograde in Aquarius. Some things can be saved for late February, some cannot. Find your best timeline by using your intuition. All in all, today may feel more steady or reliable, like getting feet back on the ground and head back on straight, depending what's gone on in the world and in your own life. Center yourself. Void Moon 4:28 [pm EST to 2:43 am on Saturday. Wear Green.

Saturday: Gemini Moon with several aspects, mostly harmonious. Today could feel optimistic or outgoing. Share ideas and engage in conversation without needing to commit to anything. Mars squares Jupiter and one effect is to match actions with vision, such as acting with intention, for the long term, and with awareness of our connection to each other whether that be countries, groups or individuals. There's a focus on collective connection in this new year as planets tour and emphasize all that Aquarius represents. Technology, how it's regulated and developed and how we use it is a major theme. Notice how that has really come to the forefront recently. How can we use social media and all our communication systems and even medicine most beneficially and for all? Medical advances are technology too. Technology is applying science and invention for practical purpose. Tonight, the Sun and Saturn meet in Aquarius with themes of mastery, the wisdom of age and experience,  and answering or acting on our calling. One effect or encouragement is to take responsibility. Today's color is Yellow.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Mercury in Aquarius, New Moon in Capricorn Forecast for January 10th-16th, 2021

Be prepared in your own way for Mercury retrograde in Aquarius starting at the end of this month, for 3 weeks. Backup files and data, finalize business matters and contracts, and make important purchases now through January 15th, or wait until the end of February. Five planets have changed signs recently, including our closest neighbors, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are all in forward thinking and community minded Aquarius, while Venus and Pluto are in Capricorn and Mars just moved to Taurus, a sign Uranus is now inhabiting for many years. Air is intellect and ideas, earth is resources and approaches.

Sunday: Sagittarius Moon squares Neptune in Pisces. The Moon is in the sign of truth and freedom while Neptune is the planet of illusion, in an emotional sign. We could delude ourselves. Try to keep it real. Avoid getting sucked into situations you've extracted yourself from before. Enjoy a simple adventure. Try not to be guilted into anything. Use your vast sense of imagination and release from limiting beliefs. Let a 'story' go in favor of getting ready for new starts and expanding opportunities. You are not just that one thing or role. Invite the dynamics of change with the Moon and Neptune in mutable signs. Void Moon from 1:29 pm EST through the night. Today's color is Light Blue.

Monday: A change of Moon sign as we move toward New Moon in Capricorn at midnight on Tuesday into Wednesday. New Moon at midnight doesn't often occur! At 8:30 am EST we start Capricorn Moon hours. The Moon forms a trine with Mars and later meets Venus. This may help with things we need to agree on, productive team efforts, and relationship matters where you need to see eye to eye. Both aspects are constructive and earthy. Mercury meets Jupiter for opportunities and plans. This happens in visionary Aquarius. What can you reconstruct and reimagine this month, with an eye to the future. In the evening, the Moon aligns with Uranus which can be emotionally unsettling yet also may get us unstuck. Today's color is Green.

Tuesday: For some time zones, New Moon is tonight and for some, it's on Wednesday. New Moon in Capricorn arrives at midnight EST. Mercury and Uranus square this morning, and it's a challenge to break out of old patterns and habits around communication, how technology is used (or abused), and to find ways to pursue new ideas and plans that seem to have obstacles as well as promise. Capricorn Moon in harmony with Neptune blends practical and creative methods and perspectives well. Today's color is Blue.

Wednesday: New Moon 12:00 am EST and at 2:22 am the Moon meets Pluto. Capricorn's way is sensible, businesslike, and not always in consideration of feelings. Trying to override feelings or underestimate emotions and relationships is rarely realistic though. Pluto reminds us of our depths. This New Moon encourages a realistic and clear look at who and how we are, right now. Pluto brings the soul journey to the forefront. Capricorn is earthly. Our purpose and how we use our lives and bodies to carry out and express that purpose is highlighted at this New Moon. Recognize your personal power.  See your struggles for what they are and acknowledge where you have some control, such as breaking from a destructive habit or alliance with someone. Mars is a player today, square to Saturn and also to the Moon, once the Moon is in Aquarius. Mars activates and agitates, calling us to action. Backtracking, the void of course Moon time is 2:22 am to 11:44 am EST, and those hours call for pause and thoughtfulness. Go slower than you want to. The Moon shifts to Aquarius and meets Saturn, the planet Mars squares at 6:02 am EST. Saturn is lessons, respect, serious intention and business. Use wisdom in all you do and in all your words. There is nothing frivolous or unimportant under these aspects. With several more aspects, I will mention just one. Venus and Uranus form a trine for easy changes of relationship dynamic, relationship status, and approaches to compromise. This is the last day before Mercury retrograde where computer, phone or other appliances, for example, are bought outside the shadow of the upcoming retrograde. Aquarius Moon will continue through Thursday. Today's color is White.

Thursday: Late Wednesday night, at 11:44 pm EST, the Moon squared Uranus, the planet that stations direct in Taurus today at 3:36 am. Uranus disturbs the status quo and erupts as rebellion, genius, inspiration, or revolution, for examples. In Taurus, it acts like an earthquake. Our fault lines are tested. Uranus direct may assist with long term change and a feeling of going forward rather than back. If you're hanging on to the past, that may shift or at least you will see that it's not possible to do so. The Moon meets Mercury today for that kind of forward thinking and ideas about the future and communication or technological upgrades or breakthroughs. It's a tech firm's dream. Act quickly if you feel that inner certainty. The Sun and Pluto join in Capricorn, pointing out popular opinion, and adding to the expression of deep, inner feelings and ideas. What was hiding in the shadows comes into the sunlight. Void Moon starts at 4:28 am EST. Wear Turquoise.

Friday: A long void of course Moon is in progress until 5:17 pm EST. This is an in between time. You may experience this as reasons to pause, feelings of being in flux or uncertain, or you may feel very creative and open minded. It's not a good time for major purchases or promises. Get lost in something that interests and inspires. Pisces Moon weekend begins at 5:17 pm EST with no lunar aspects of note tonight. Allow for feelings, connect on an emotional level, keep boundaries that protect and maintain your wellness and sanity, and know that it's natural to feel a bit lazy or unmotivated. That will pass too. Today's color is Pink.

Saturday: Pisces Moon forms 3 harmonious angles to Mars, Uranus and Venus. Two are in Taurus and Venus is in Capricorn, both are earth signs. There may be ups and downs or mood changes, primarily related to relationships. Yet this is harmony, so things may go easier than expected even if developments are surprising. Feelings may surprise us too. Be sensitive with others as Pisces Moon tends to require gentleness and understanding. Forgiveness is favored today. Wear Green.