Mars enters Capricorn, the Sign of its Exaltation
As the week begins Mars enters Capricorn. Much can be accomplished while Mars passes through Capricorn, the sign where Mars is said to be Exalted. Mars is strong and capable in this Cardinal Earth sign.
Knowing the house that holds Capricorn in your chart will help you know how to personally approach work and serious effort. For more information, both general and personal for each sign (use your rising sign), please watch the video that Jennie and I made regarding this important ingress. Mars is exalted in Capricorn where it knows that there is energy available for ambition and simply getting things done.
DETERMINATION PREPARES US FOR ACTION
Monday, January 24, 2022
The week begins with the Moon in pleasure-seeking Libra. No one wants to rock the boat as we long for a bit of balance in the midst of stressful times. These have not been simple days, as we see reflected in the cosmos with both Venus and Mercury retrograde.
At 7:52 AM EST, Mars, the planet of action, determination, and anger ingresses into Capricorn where it will remain until March 6th. Mars is very happy to be in Capricorn where it is considered exalted. While in Capricorn Mars is deliberate and persistent. Consequences are carefully considered and action is reliably taken. Mars is ambitious, determined, and can accomplish a great deal during this time.
Because Mars’ job is often to trigger things that are already in motion, pay attention. Keep issues of integrity clear in all actions, ambitions, and accomplishments.
At 5:10 PM EST, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto suggesting a difficult encounter with power dynamics. If this comes in the form of a challenge from another person, focus on responding with common decency, politeness, and clear boundaries.
At 10:56 PM EST, the Moon enters Scorpio. Pay attention to the deep and powerful dreams that come to visit in the night. Make sure you have paper and pen by the bedside to record these significant dreams.
NO-NONSENSE PRACTICAL THINKING
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
With the Moon Scorpio today the emotional intensity of the Fixed Water sign is evident. The Moon remains in this passionate sign for several days. Settle in and get comfortable with a deeper outlook on issues of intense depth and passion. You may need time alone to explore your deep inner nature. Clarifying and committing to personal boundaries will be quite helpful today.
At 8:40 AM EST, the Moon, now in Scorpio forms its Last Quarter phase to the Sun. This is a time to release and let go, before doing so you must consider the direction you will point yourself in following this release. Listen for a clear voice letting you know that the new direction is calling for. Two forces block each other’s path and seek change in order to release the tension. Paying attention to your intuition is key.
At 10:04 PM EST, Mercury, currently retrograde, backs into Capricorn. Mercury represents our thinking and communications. As Mercury ducks back into Capricorn expect your thoughts to return to a more rational, pragmatic state. Your thinking turns to a methodical focus, sober and practical.
There is not a lot of space for imagination or creativity in your communications while Mercury is here. This is a time to focus and concentrate on the essentials in a no-nonsense manner. It is time to get things done! Remember the list you made when Mercury first went retrograde? You can complete that list over the coming days.
Do what you can to keep your thinking from being too rigid or pessimistic. Meditation, music, and nature will help keep the edges of your thinking soft and pliable.
DEPTH, PASSION, & MYSTERY
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
As the Moon passes through Scorpio intensity is what we encounter. That intensity can show up in many ways. It can bring passion, desire, elation, or suffering. Scorpio suggests that our way of dealing with these issues of intensity tends to be on the secretive or mysterious side. It is time to hold our own counsel in terms of our emotional fortitude. We are willing to go to emotional places that may not be easy but we find the strength and passionately move forward. Going inward while the Moon is in Scorpio allows us to experience our own power, face our demons, and release what holds us hostage.
With a trine aspect formed to Neptune at 11:48 AM EST, profound levels of compassion come more easily than you may expect. This looks like a great day to read or write poetry that seeks to express emotional power, depth, passion, and mystery.
ENJOY THE BIG PICTURE
Thursday, January 27, 2022
While you slept the Moon left the deep waters of Scorpio behind to enter the mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius. With the Moon in this expansive sign, we are more optimistic and inclined to see the big picture behind current circumstances.
We look to identify a snapshot, an overview of the situation at hand. We have little patience for details and want to find an expansive view without having to plan ahead or make too much effort.
With the Moon in Sagittarius, your attention turns to philosophical and cultural understanding. You may find yourself engaged in light-hearted thoughts or plans of future travel, education, or world exploration.
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REVISITING A POWERFUL CONVERSATION
Friday, January 28, 2022
The Moon is buoyant and upbeat as she passes through Sagittarius today. We are motivated by a desire for truth, and the anticipation of a new vision. Sagittarius is the sign that represents exploration, expansion, growth, and understanding.
At 11:16 PM EST Mercury, currently retrograde joins with Pluto. On December 30, 2021, Mercury (direct) joined with Pluto. What intense conversation or powerful thinking was prevalent on that day? How do you imagine revisiting that conversation or thinking now? Mercury will come back to this point once more on February 11th. We can expect resonances with the news stories from 12/30 (Biden and Putin plan a call amid Ukraine tension, Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty, and more).
What were the powerful topics and the intense conversations occurring in your life at that time? Expect to revisit the issues, topics, and conversations in some manner.
VENUS STATIONS DIRECT TO SLOWLY MOVE FORWARD
Saturday, January 29, 2022
At 3:46 AM EST, Venus stations Direct. Ah, this is a relief. Personally, I have found this time with both Mercury and Venus retrograde quite challenging! How has it been for you?
As happy as we are to have this retrograde come to an end, it isn’t magically the end of the story. As she turns forward, it will take some days to get up to speed. A renewed understanding of values, relationships, and finances continues to develop in the coming days.
The past 6 weeks have provided you with opportunities to reevaluate what is most important in love, partnerships, and finance. During this time old stories, partners, and concerns have been revisited.
Venus stationed retrograde on December 19th, stations direct today, and remains in her shadow until March 1st. A truly new story will begin when she enters Aquarius on March 6th.
What you have learned during this time will change your path forward in the coming months. What practical life changes are you ready to make now that you have this new understanding?
At 4:09 AM EST, the Moon leaves fun explorative Sagittarius behind and settles into serious Capricorn for the weekend. Don’t plan parties or gatherings. This is a weekend meant for accomplishments and ambitions.
Mercury will be turning direct in less than a week. Use this weekend to catch up on any old projects or plans that are still incomplete. Go back to that list you made at the beginning of the Mercury retrograde and get it done.
PAY ATTENTION TO UNEXPECTED INSIGHTS
Sunday, January 30, 2022
With the Moon in Capricorn, we may have expected a serious hard working day. Don’t be too attached to that idea as things are not apt to play out the way you expect.
At 2:31 PM EST, the Sun forms a challenging square to Uranus. Uranus is the planet whose activation brings surprises, unexpected insights, and changes. Anticipate events, communications, and insights to spark unusual changes in your circumstances.
Forgo ordinary routines today. Be available for new, unique, or unusual experiences. That does not mean it is a good idea to take risks or be reckless. Look for new and unusual people who can teach you a new perspective.
The cycle between the Sun and Uranus began on April 30, 2021, when the Sun joined with Uranus. Today we come to the Last Quarter square of that cycle. Consider what began at that time. Look for an understanding of how what began at that time will either end or renew itself in approximately 3 months’ time.
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. 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.
The Changing Moon this Week
The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.
Monday: The Moon continues through Libra keeping us in balance as our focus is on beauty and pleasure. At 5:10 PM EST, she forms a challenging square transit to Pluto suggesting power dynamics may get in the way this evening. The moon enters Scorpio at 10:56 PM EST.
Tuesday: At 8:40 AM EST, the Moon, now in Scorpio forms its Last Quarter phase to the Sun. This is a time to release and let go, before doing so you must consider the direction you will point yourself in following this release. Listen for a clear voice letting you know that the new direction is calling for. Two forces block each other’s path and seek change in order to release the tension. Paying attention to your intuition is key.
Wednesday: Moon is in Scorpio today deepening your outlook, this is a good day to explore necessary boundaries and the rituals to support them. Your attention may turn to philosophical and cultural understanding.
Thursday: While you slept the Moon left the deep waters of Scorpio behind to enter the mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius. With the Moon in this expansive sign, we are more optimistic and inclined to see the big picture behind current circumstances.
Friday: With the Moon in Sagittarius we look for an overview of the situation at hand. We have little patience for details and want to find an expansive view without having to plan ahead or make too much effort. You may find yourself engaged in light-hearted thoughts or plans of future travel, education, or world exploration.
Saturday: The Moon enters Capricorn early this morning. This is a great day to focus your attention on household projects and planning for the days and weeks ahead. Capricorn is the Cardinal Earth sign and the most serious sign of the zodiac. This is a day to pick up the pieces, clean up, make plans, and get ready for the days and weeks ahead.
Sunday: Although the Moon is in Capricorn, don’t get attached to the idea of a serious hard working day. With the Sun square Uranus today, your best bet is to simply expect the unexpected. Look for excitement without taking unnecessary risks.