Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology: January 13, 2020, through January 19, 2020
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FREE YOURSELF – Monday, January 13, 2020

If you have a job to get to this morning, you are probably a bit resentful as the Leo Moon is in no hurry to get to work. When the Moon enters Virgo at 9:07 AM EST, your attention will settle down and you’ll get the job done.
The intensity of the past week remains in focus as the Sun joins with both Saturn and Pluto today. These conjunctions continue and deepen the power dynamics you have been doing your best to manage.
Make a commitment to understanding the power that is at your disposal. Do your level best to use it for the good of yourself, your loved ones, and the broader human community. Be alert and aware of manipulation and negative power control even as you guard against paranoia and conspiracy theories. Carefully consider any obsessions or addictions that have gotten their claws into you. Investigate the beliefs of any group or affiliation that you have fallen in with over the past few years. A new cycle begins now. Do not underestimate your ability to free yourself. You are stronger than you know.
Venus enters Pisces at 1:38 PM EST. Venus couldn’t be happier as she is ‘exalted’ in Pisces. This shift suggests that your values turn to romance and beauty as you look for the silver lining in the outer world struggles. Venus will remain in Pisces until February 7. During this time, engage with the sweetness of your romantic nature, enjoy poetry, music, and a loosening of your internal hard edges.
The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 8:42 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 9:07 AM EST. This suggests that whatever occurs during this time will not have much impact.


COMFORT IN THE DETAILS – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Relax into a day of simplicity with today’s Moon in Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we all feel a bit more humble and want to be helpful to others. Look around and find where you can offer the most good to others. Virgo loves order. A tidy environment will bring a great deal of pleasure to yourself and others.
If you have a project that you need help with, today is a great day to ask. Your friends, family, and coworkers will be delighted to assist.
Any routine or even annoying tasks on your to-do list are easy to tackle today.
You may find yourself more sensitive to environmental disruptions. Go ahead, fuss a little. Get the lighting and temperature of your space the way you want it. Set up your vitamin, exercise, and dietary regimen for the upcoming month. Play in the details. You are comfortable and competent there.


HARMONIZE RELATIONSHIPS – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

You should be able to accomplish a good deal in the first few hours of the workday as the Moon remains in detail-oriented Virgo.
At 10:43 AM EST, the Moon enters Libra shifting your attention to issues of pleasure, diplomacy, and charm.
If you need to have difficult conversations with others at your workplace, schedule them when the Moon is in Libra. Everyone tends to be more interested in harmonizing relationships than in coming out on top. You and others involved want to be fair and make a good impression.
At 6:17 PM EST, Venus sextiles Uranus offering an opportunity to bring excitement and a quirky edge to your evening plans. Go ahead and plan a social evening. Enjoy dressing up and showing off your style and social graces. If you find yourself home alone, tidy your space before indulging in an exciting romantic novel or movie.
The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 7:12 AM EST until she enters Libra at 10:43 AM EST. This suggests that whatever occurs during this time will not have much impact.


BALANCE MIND AND EMOTION – Thursday, January 16, 2020

Today’s Libra Moon continues its support of harmony, beauty, and pleasure. Bring this to your relationships and your physical environment.
At 1:30 PM EST, Mercury enters Aquarius awaking your mind to new directions of thought. Mercury will remain in Aquarius until February 3.
In Aquarius, Mercury will be on the search for progressive knowledge and objective understanding. At this time, our emotions will have less of a hold on your thoughts and communications. Curiosity and inventive ideas support your thinking outside a conservative or traditional box.
You can process and articulate information beyond what you have previously encountered. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, called The Awakener. Allow yourself to explore a new viewpoint now. Your emotions will not dictate the direction of your mind over the next few weeks. Don’t let this mental energy close down your feelings. You must balance your emotions with wildly impartial thinking.


RELEASE, SURRENDER, FORGIVENESS – Friday, January 17, 2020

In the early morning hours, the Libra Moon makes challenging aspects to Pluto and Saturn. These aspects will likely result in cranky dreams or difficulty sleeping.
At 7:59 AM EST, the Moon reaches her Last Quarter Phase, a time of release, surrender, and forgiveness. Consider those themes. Letting go, surrendering to the inevitable, and offering forgiveness will put you on a sturdy footing as you move forward. As the Moon releases her light throughout her waning phase, we must clear the path for the new cycle that begins at next week’s New Moon.
At 1:21 PM EST, the Moon enters Scorpio leaving behind her need to adapt and please others in Libra. For the rest of the day, your emotional state moves into a deep level of sensitivity. You long for powerful, passionate connections or private solitude. The Moon will remain in Scorpio for the bulk of the weekend. Consider the importance of intensity and privacy as you make your weekend plans.
The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 7:59 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 1:21 PM EST. This suggests that whatever occurs during this time will not have much impact.


EXCITEMENT AND ANXIETY – Saturday, January 18, 2020

When you wake this morning, see if you can identify the ideas that are poking at your mind. You may experience mental anxiety or excitement. Can you let your thoughts take you in a new direction, or are you afraid that a new way of thinking may overwhelm you? Are you concerned that you may be left with a diminished sense of self?
We are at the closing square of a year-long cycle between Mercury and Uranus. If you are feeling depressed, ask yourself what it is you need to do that you are resisting. Something has come to the end of its usefulness – not a tangible thing, but an idea or a belief.
Look to move in a direction that brings excitement and a tinge of anxiety.
The Scorpio Moon continues to deepen your emotions even as your thinking is traveling the cosmos. Balancing those energies, giving each of them their due, will support a powerful weekend.



The Moon continues through sultry, mysterious Scorpio for most of the day. Scorpio is a fixed water sign that will ask you to explore deep layers of emotional intensity.
Spend time on your own or with folks you connect with on a profound level. You can dig beneath the surface to engage with shadow material under this influence. You may want to work on a research project that takes you into disturbingly intense rabbit holes. Shining light into dark places is a favorite activity when the Moon is in Scorpio.
At 5:41 PM EST, the Moon enters Sagittarius lightening your mood and encouraging you to gather with friends. Bring spontaneity to the evening and end the weekend with an adventure.
The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 4:22 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 5:41 PM EST. This suggests that whatever occurs during this time will not have much impact.

* In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to 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.

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