We can anticipate an easier week ahead. Ahhh, it feels good to say that. Naturally, with Mercury retrograde, the reality of that statement assumes that you have learned how to manage Mercury retrograde. Are you sticking with projects that began before this retrograde began (1/5/2016)? Are you resisting putting new projects on your plate?
Yes, you will want to be hyper aware of your communications… but still!  Let’s all agree!  This will be a better week!

(16) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

(16) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

Contemplation for the week:
When you feel bad, let it be your link to others’ suffering.
When you feel good, let it be your link with others’ joy.”
~ Pema Chodron
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Monday, January 11, 2016:
Today has the potential to be a truly delightful day.  Of course, that depends on how you managed the more challenging energies of the past weekend.  Last week likely left most of us with something significant to consider, and possibly, decisions to make.
With the Moon in Aquarius, we have the opportunity to embrace something that will be a powerful support in days to come.  The Aquarius Moon dances with great delight at the mid-point between Saturn and Venus, and Uranus.  The powerful opportunities offered can pass right by if you don’t pay attention.  Keep your eyes open to what shows up in your circumstances and in your mental thought-scapes.
As a result of the challenges of the weekend, I hope you were able to work deeply with an area of your personal values, expressed through your love relationships or your financial situation.
Today, the excitement of what is possible becomes apparent.  Pay attention. The excitement and anticipation will continue to vibrate over the next few days.  Understand that deep structure and hard work builds joy and stability in love, comfort, and the expression of beauty.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016:
Don’t over-schedule your day on Tuesday. With Mercury retrograde and the Moon VOC* (making no major aspects), this is a day for contemplation as you encounter the buildup of excitement that began on Monday.
At 6:53 PM EST, the Moon enters Pisces. This opens your imagination to the process and allows your intuition to connect with the excitement you are feeling.  At 7:10 PM EST, Venus trine Uranus, bringing the anticipated intensification and buzz to its full-blown state. It may not be easy to sleep Tuesday night as our hearts are stimulated with the electric charge of Uranus.
What we are looking at and living through is the cycle between Venus and Uranus. This is a cycle of intensifying our deepest personal values. Great change is brought to your intimate relationships, financial situation, and your relationship to money and resources. The cycle began in early March 2015; for better or worse, it came to its full expression in late November, at that time you knew if your choices in March had brought you to your correct path.
Now, we are at the place in the cycle where we truly are able to see the value of where we have come and how our personal values have dramatically changed. If you are able to see how this cycle has played out in your life, talk about it or journal about it early this week. As you look over the course of the cycle, you will be able to understand how your true values and your true understanding of your path has changed dramatically and brought deeper value, and (potentially) deep joy into your life.
(8) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

(8) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, January 13, 2016:
With the Moon in Pisces, you may feel particularly sensitive and intuitive on Wednesday. The boundaries between yourself and others don’t feel so solid and you are able to feel connections and compassion more easily.
At 5:48 PM EST, the Sun trine Jupiter, this will boost your enthusiasm and self-confidence. You may notice your high level of awareness regarding social and moral issues. In all things, your desire is to take the high road and you see the value in an open heart, vulnerability, and trust.
Let’s briefly look at the entire cycle between the Sun and Jupiter; this is a cycle of core expansion. Whatever Jupiter touches, that area of your life expands and grows larger. The Sun is the center, the core of our universe, and represents the core of self. This cycle began in late August 2015. If you can look back on that time and see where in your life you encountered significant expansion, look now for where you are receiving the gifts of that expansion. The full illumination, and the full results, of that cycle will come in early March 2016.
If you are offered a road trip or an adventure; take it! This should be a lovely day! Plan ahead to enjoy it.
Thursday, January 14, 2016:
On Thursday, we continue with the enthusiasm from Wednesday with a subtle shift. You are ready, now, to communicate that enthusiasm or understanding! Your beliefs, faith, and trust in yourself, and in humanity want to come into the conversation or to be written or blogged about.
On Thursday, Mercury and the Sun join at 23° Capricorn. Together, they form a trine with Jupiter. This day calls for you to contemplate your deeper beliefs, to write from a place of openhearted trust, to explore your unique view of life, and all that is beyond this life. This is a time for philosophical exploration, conversations, and personal advancement.
The Moon remains in Pisces; following a sextile to the Sun at 11:32 AM EST, she is very quiet (VOC*) until she enters Aries at 9:49 PM EST.
When you awake on Friday morning, you will notice a very different flavor to the day! That Aries Moon will give us an assertive push toward the fine weekend ahead.
Friday, January 15, 2016:
As we start the day on Friday, we are motivated by a strong desire to begin anew. We are able to tap into the energy of enthusiasm, spontaneity, and physical action. You may notice yourself being powerfully drawn to escaping the crowd and going off on our own. You are ready to take on and work toward your personal challenges.
Other than the Aries Moon forming a trine aspect to Saturn, there are no other major aspects occurring.
The Moon trine Saturn will bring new responsibilities or bring your awareness to ones you already have. You are serious about your path forward and not easily swayed from your individually chosen target. You feel a serious nature of common sense and logic even as you assertively take action on your own, for yourself.
This is not recommended as a Friday night for a party or high social expectations. Time alone following your individual path in a serious manner will be most constructive and most satisfying.
(9) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

(9) by Darmin Veletanlic via Wiki Commons

Saturday, January 16, 2016:
Continuing the theme of Friday, Saturday is a powerful day to be on your own. You may experience some cranky energy in the morning; however, it will not be serious unless you manage it poorly. Get out for a walk, a bike ride, or any solitary physical pursuit.
Saturday evening brings a square aspect between the Sun (Capricorn) and the Moon (Aries). This is the First Quarter Square in the cycle between them.
Last Saturday, (January 9), we began the ‘cycle of building integrity’ at the Capricorn New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunct). This Saturday, you can expect to encounter a challenge to your newly budding understanding of your personal integrity. Whatever that challenge may be, try not to act impulsively.
Yes, you must take action on what began last weekend but it is crucial that you think clearly and take action from the space of your intended straightforwardness, goodness, and integrity.
Like Friday, this is not a great day or evening for socializing. In terms of this weekend, your best bet is to gather with friends for brunch early Sunday afternoon!
Sunday, January 17, 2016:
Waking up on Sunday morning should be a pleasant experience. Don’t jump out of bed too quickly. This is a morning to languish, to experience the deep pleasure of living in a human body.
Pay attention to sensations of all kinds; taste, sound, touch, and sight. You will deeply enjoy music, flowers on the kitchen table and a perfect cup of coffee. Take your time over that perfect cup of coffee.
When you’re ready go out into the world, join your friends for brunch, a trip to the museum, or even a particularly beautiful movie.
This is a day for calm appreciation. You do not need to move quickly; simply be solid in exactly the place you find yourself. Seek beauty and kindness in all that you encounter and all that you do on Sunday.
* In these 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 its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.