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January 7-13, 2024

This is a transformative week that can shift us out of the old and into the new in ways we are not anticipating. While this can seem unsettling and not to be taken lightly, we can rest assured that it will veer us away from our norms, likely with more joy than sorrow. The New Moon on Thursday is one that can catapult us into the next dimension of the work we do. Not necessarily our career, though it surely will affect that, but more so our motivation to get to where we want to be sooner than later. This is a time of sowing our desires and dreams in the composted fields of our past so we can reap them with joy and hope in the golden glow of our future.

 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

Moon in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Moon in Sagittarius square Saturn in Pisces

 

We can feel a sort of emotional release today in the shape of sadness, anger, or even pure bliss. However it unfolds for us, we should be aware that this is a release, which means we are letting something go. The tensions that have built up over the past week are working themselves out through this rather cathartic process. It is a good thing and one that should be welcomed. It just might be best to be conscious of how, when, and towards whom the release is directed.

 

The additional processes unraveling today ask us to take a brief, preliminary examination of our growth over the past 15 years. This sounds like a big deal, and while in a way it is, our real focus on this process will present itself on Thursday when Moon joins Pluto in Capricorn for one of the last times in our lives (also in Sep, Oct, and Nov). This can be quite healing and worth our time because we all know how much we have grown in 15 years. And while it is obvious that everyone has grown, we should take into account the ways in which we have grown through the Plutonian influence. More on this in Thursday’s post.

 

Are we doing the best we can integrating some method of spiritual awareness and practice into our lives? Do we have a foundation upon which our awareness and philosophy is supported? While relatively fleeting, these are worthy considerations to contemplate today. There is at once depth and expansion occurring. We are traversing the inner depths and outer reaches of our soul, seeking wisdom, guidance, and ultimately a connection to the divine. The process to get to where we wish to be on this voyage sometimes requires frustrations to exacerbate our need for it. They are winks and nudges to get us out of our ruts.

 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Moon conjunct Venus in Sagittarius

Moon in Sagittarius trine Chiron in Aries

Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

 

The wisdom we seek to help us better understand our purpose and journey through life is often acquired through our failures and shortcomings. The wisdom we gather through our relationships is no exception to this process. When we make it through these failures and shortcomings still intact, and especially open to the lessons hidden within them, we can find ourselves deeply liberated and willing to embrace much more transparent relationships with others. There are whispers of this expansive opportunity tickling our earholes today.

 

We could very well glean morsels of invaluable clarity today from our continued revelations and recognitions of our inner wounds. As mentioned, many of our failures and shortcomings teach us what we need to learn to make it through future gauntlets and trials, but even our suffering and pain from the failures and shortcomings of others hold keys to greater clarity and understanding. Perhaps we will find our keys today. At least a couple.

 

This clarity and wisdom embedded in the frequency of today’s celestial influences is not without a potential for confusion and delusion, however. As Mercury squares Neptune, we are reminded just how cloudy our minds can become when we least expect it. The overcast fog and perpetual drizzle can sometimes seem like a veil over our capacity to function, disrupting not just our focus and concentration, but also our judgement and the decisions we make. It would therefore be best to put forth that extra effort to reconsider all our choices and decisions today. Stay humble and as mindful as possible.

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

Moon conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius

Sun in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus

Mars in Capricorn sextile Saturn in Pisces

 

There could be an amplification of whatever confusion or delusion cropped up yesterday. But curiously, there are silver threads running through this otherwise overcast tapestry of a day. Those threads may be memories, ideas, or instinctual admissions guiding us toward opportunities we had likely not considered before. How often have we realized something for the first time while recognizing that it has been staring us down for decades?

 

The clouds are beginning to dissipate, revealing patches of blue skies and sunshine in the atmosphere of our minds. This not only allows our golden provider of all life to recharge our souls, but it also helps us gain perspective about certain things in ways have not experienced in the past.

 

There is a sharp focus upon our career, our money, our reputation, and our wherewithal to advance our purpose and ground our boundaries today. When we draw our lines in the sand and look to the east, there are flashes of future magic sparkling on the horizon if we have keen eyes to see them. We are at once establishing a firm presence in our work and cooking up hairbrained ideas about how our work can become something never seen before. The might of this marriage is rooted in Uranus’s dazzling array of possibility and spontaneity. We just have to hold fast to our coffers and tread carefully across the still-damp cement of the foundations that support the weight of our hard work.

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Moon conjunct Mars in Capricorn

Moon in Capricorn trine Jupiter in Taurus

Sun in Capricorn square Moon’s Nodes

Moon in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries

 

There can be a rush of effort to accomplish our tasks this morning, particularly related to our work and our financial scenario. When Moon transits hard-working Capricorn there is an inevitable focus on how we are getting along in our career and in our effort to achieve what we have set out to succeed in. When Moon joins Mars here, there is an amplification of these efforts, particularly related to our own personal goals and desire for independence. We might also find ourselves needing to address boundary issues, unjustified rules, or control issues that get in the way of our own personal freedoms and liberties. Staying calm throughout the day is called for.

 

As Sun squares Moon’s nodes, we are well-positioned to observe our past and future with exceptional clarity. It would behoove us to make some time today to meditate upon our journey and the current tack we are on. Do we need to adjust the sails and recalibrate our heading? Are there stormy seas to the north that we should avoid? Whatever insight we derive from our instincts should be heeded and addressed diligently if we are to abide by the course that is most ideal for our weary souls.

 

Look back only to recognize how far we have come. Yes, there are foibles and follies that soiled the tapestry of our life, but that has been washed by the rains of time, and the labyrinth ahead needs all we have learned along the way to navigate it. The more we avoid distractions, the more work we can accomplish, and the further we can travel on this evolutionary expedition of growth and redemption.

 

Thursday, January 11, 2024

*New Moon at 20° Capricorn at 6:57am EST*

Venus in Sagittarius trine Chiron in Aries

Moon in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

 

This morning’s New Moon in Capricorn begs us to go inward to reflect upon the hard work necessary to see our personal desired outcomes come to fruition. There are so many odds and ends that have been piling up in everyone’s lives, so we must understand that we are not alone in this ongoing saga of intent, focus, and diligence. What we do not succeed in we must recalibrate and set out once again to accomplish. The going is rough these days, but the work will still get us where we want to be if we know what we want before we set out to accomplish it. It is imperative that we hold space for our own emotional woes, especially if no one is in our lives to do this for us. Take heart that what must be done can be done.

 

There is a shortage of lilting melodies to comfort us sometimes, but if we poke around enough we will find inspiration to lift our spirits and guide us through the suffering and into the wide open spaces waiting for us up ahead. What inspires us? What seems to be our guiding light? We all have numerable desires and aspirations, but are we fully aware of what they are? Can we carve out enough time to search within to discover what they are? This would be ideal today.

 

We come upon one of Moon’s final unions with Pluto tonight. This marks a moment in our lives that again begs us to spend time alone to reflect upon how much we have grown in the past 15 years. While we obviously have all grown, in what ways have we grown Plutonically? Yes, there have been many losses and deaths, as well as dark shrouds over our days, months, and perhaps years, but how have we triumphed? How have we overcome whatever miseries or excruciating pain and suffering that life forced us to endure? Once we begin to recognize and appreciate ourselves for all we have been through, we can start to see the badass warrior within.

 

Friday, January 12, 2024

Mars in Capricorn trine Jupiter in Taurus

Moon in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus

Moon in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries

 

In our efforts to accomplish what we set out to do, opportunities sometimes present themselves exactly when we need them. Today might be a day in which we should be watchful for such opportunities, especially if we have been working hard to accomplish our tasks. When we do the work, rewards manifest. Those rewards are not necessarily only money or recognition, but opportunities to branch off in new directions that could conceivably alter our course in ways we had not previously imagined. It would be good to pay attention today so we do not miss anything.

 

As the day saunters on, the whimsical ideas we may be cooking up could face some reality checks in the form of practicality and feasibility. This does not mean we should scrap our out-of-the-box ideas, but instead redesign them to fit the functionality of our lives. The changes afoot are asking for us to upgrade our potential, our efforts, our vision, and our methods. When we see to it that these are being worked on, the real magic of a unique future begins to take shape.

 

Emotional detachment is often considered unhealthy for the processing of our lives, but when we are faced with all the work we wish to bring to fruition, our emotions (or other people’s emotions) can easily become distractions that get in the way of us mastering what we are passionate about. Stepping back from the onslaught of our emotional wounds can help us reframe our goals, objectives, and capacity to manifest our dreams. This is the kind of day that warrants such detachment. Putting our nose to the grindstone to sharpen our skills and hone our will to succeed is a wonderful idea today.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Moon in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus

Mercury ingresses Capricorn sextile Moon in Pisces

 

Carrying yesterday’s emotional detachment into today helps align the power of unique manifestation with our values and resources. Taking notice of what we want out of life brings us closer to understanding ourselves, even if we discover how weird or strange those desires and values might seem when compared to those of others. Relating these to our most intimate confidants can be extremely liberating and help us make progress individuating. But we must be prepared for tension and adversity from others when we go down that daunting road. This tension could rear its head today and shake us in our boots, so while this process is critical and even perhaps necessary today, we should do so carefully and tactfully if it is to unfold smoothly and as beautifully as possible.

 

Mercury’s ingress back into Capricorn today brings us back to what we were working on, learning, and trying to manage in our lives back in the second half of December. Did it feel like something was awry or missing back then? Do we feel more prepared and capable of handling our situation more adeptly now? This is the beginning of a three-week window in which we can make enormous progress getting our lives in order and advancing our careers in all the ways we have been dreaming of doing so. Those expansive ideas we have been conjuring in our daydreams are finally landing on solid ground, making our aspirations seem that much more within reach. How can we bring it all together and see it through to its glorious blossom?

 

Though we can sometimes feel terrified about our future, that fear of the unknown should not paralyze us into thinking it will never transpire how we want it to. When we love what we love and make no excuses for it, we fortify our grasp on the reins of our life. And the work we consciously do to materialize our dreams, as long as it is fertilized with that love, will be ours sooner than later to enjoy and relish with ourselves and those we love and cherish.

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