We can anticipate a pretty laid-back week without the intensity we have been engulfed in during recent weeks.
Let’s consider the week in 3 separate section. The first section (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday), contemplate issues of anger and courage. The middle section of the week (Thursday & Friday) contemplate comfort, your resources, and the nature of your desires. The final section of the week (Saturday & Sunday) contemplate thoughts, ideas, and communications.
If you have a project in the works that requires clear ambitions focus get it done by Saturday afternoon! You will likely notice a shift from structuring your personal ambitions to bringing form to your more progressive and humanitarian thoughts at that time.
Over the following 3 weeks (January 11th – January 31st) you will be able to bring your quirkiest, most interesting ideas to the table. You may be surprised that when you express your wildest innovations that others are right there with you, excited to hear your ideas! You will notice more unusual innovative thinking being expressed in the culture at this time. Your thinking may be turned-on in unusual ways, you may be thinking progressively in ways that surprise you.
Insights may surprise us!
Monday, January 6, 2014:
Monday provides an interesting start to the first full week of the New Year!
Mercury (Capricorn) Sextiles Saturn (Scorpio) very early this morning offering us the opportunity to consider and push forward an agenda that has been rolling over in our minds for a time now. Consider what you began to push forward on during the last week of November. This was probably a project or study that got set aside due to the holidays. Today you are able to get back to that project. You may have set it aside but it has been simmering there on that back burner waiting for your returned attention. Today pick up the ball.
The Moon in makes her final aspect while in Pisces (4:44AM EST) a Sextile to Venus. The early part of the day won’t be a time of accomplishment but there is a sweetness and gentle ease available.
When the Moon enters Aries at 2:46PM EST the sweetness evaporates into a great push to get things done. Push as hard as you’d like in the time that you have but don’t let impatience follow you home this evening. Release some physical energy as needed. Go to the gym, play a game of tennis, or go for a run!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014:
The Moon in Aries once again tangles up with the cycle of Uranus and Pluto, which we have talked so much about in the past few years. The morning may feel intense as the emotional environment we share seems to have an edge of aggression or anger. Are there issues from the past that are seeking your attention?
Today’s First Quarter Moon is at 17degrees Aries. What was the seed that you planted last week at the New Moon on New Year’s Day? What action can be taken today that will support that seed to fruition?
Aries calls for a strong and courageous step forward. Take the step that requires real courage, the one that makes your heart race. It is likely that the action required involves some form of communication or research. What questions do you need to ask? Ask them; even if you are afraid to hear the answer!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014:
Wednesday begins with the Moon still in Aries, the sign that requires courage.
Whatever you need to accomplish today will be best managed before 11:22 AM EST. At that time the Moon enters her VOC time* (explained below).
Early Wednesay evening with Mars squaring Jupiter consider how your relationships, or other passions in your life, are impacting your beliefs and your ability to openly express those beliefs.
Keep in mind that while the Moon is in Aries you may seem demanding or you may encounter other people’s demands. You would be well advised to give others a good deal of slack today as you may need it in return.
At 9:24 PM EST the Moon enters Taurus ending the VOC period.
With the Moon newly in Taurus head to bed early, you can anticipate a solid, restful sleep as long as you apply certain conditions. Make sure the room is tidy, bring in a few touches of beauty (flowers would be a nice touch), put clean sheets on the bed, and make sure all issues of comfort have been attended to. The enjoyment of deep comfort and the depth of sleep you get will be worth the effort!
Thursday is a day of simplicity! The Moon is in Taurus all day. Once again, pay attention to comfort and beauty. Get an appointment to see your masseuse, or better yet, give a massage to a loved one.
Take all aspects of your life at a slower pace. Find the feeling of reverence toward all that you encounter today. No drama, no looking to the past or the future. Stay right on the dot of your life today (& tomorrow). At 7:27 PM EST The Moon Trines Pluto, allowing you to open your heart on a very deep level of sensitivity. Listen to your inner wisdom, you can find deep intuition hidden in the darkest corners. It would serve you well to go inward and spend time alone. Within solitude you are able to develop a powerful compassion for others. Time spent alone on Thursday will allows the growth of depth that will bring important connections in the future.
Friday, January 10, 2014:
Friday brings you another day of general calm and stability. You will be able to create a very productive day for yourself. The Moon is again in the very stable realm of Taurus. The Moon Trines The Sun, (in the hard-working sign of Capricorn) at 12:34 PM EST enabling your energy and your needs to move smoothly toward your goals. You can anticipate an afternoon of hard work, you may encounter some resistance but not anything that should interfere with getting a lot accomplished!
The late afternoon may find you dealing with issues of melancholy as the Moon Trines retrograde Venus. Allow those melancholy thoughts of past loves only to the extent that it can help you understand and grow in your current relationships.
Saturday, January 11, 2014:
Saturday looks like the most complex day of the week, holding the potential to be a productive and pleasant day!
Today the Sun and Venus come together at 21degrees Capricorn and each Sextile Saturn.
Keep your eyes open for an opportunity to strengthen and support your relationships or something else that is of deep value to you. This is likely an opportunity involving intimate relationship or finances. Due to the retrograde motion of Venus, there may be some connection to the past.
If an opportunity presents itself today that supports your deepest values, take it! The results will be clear in June.
If your values are not currently being supported by your ambitions it is time to make a serious and well considered change.
The Moon enters Gemini at 7:26 AM. We may spend the day anxiously awaiting a gathering of friends or some social activity.
Keep your eyes and your heart open on this day.
At 4:34 PM pay attention and you can feel a electrifying shift in your thinking as Mercury leaves slow, steady, ambitious Capricorn to enter the excitement of Aquarius! You are ready to shake free your limiting thoughts and ideas.
Mercury remains in Aquarius until the end of January enabling us to work with our most innovative ideas.
Sunday, January 12, 2014:
Who doesn’t love an easygoing Sunday? With the Moon in Gemini, this will be a day to build connections with others. Not intense heavy connections but light and casual connections leading to simple enjoyment. Spend the day gathering information from others, allow yourself to be curious about what makes them tick. Go to a museum, explore ideas that interest you. Take your friends out for lunch, spend time in casual conversation. You never know what you will learn! Each person you meet has stories to tell. Everyone is living a life as full and complex as your own. Find out what you can about others, tell some stories of your own!
Moon is VOC* following a Trine to Mars at 4:34PM EST
This is a great day for communication, write letters, get caught up on emails! Enjoy!
* In my weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.