Somehow I never managed to snap a single photo this week! So today, enjoy the words without photos. I’ll make sure to have plenty next week.

It’s a gift to exist, and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that, but if you are grateful for your life, then you must be grateful for all of it. ~Stephen Colbert


Curiosity and Communication

Monday, January 22, 2024

Happy Monday! The week begins with the Moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini. This offers a sense of curiosity and a need to communicate. It’s a good day for studying, learning, and having meaningful conversations.

At 4:51 pm EST, there’s a big change in our feelings as the Moon moves into the cardinal water sign of Cancer. This shift brings a more emotional tone to the next few days. The Cancer influence highlights sensitivity and a stronger connection to home, family, and the needs of others. You might find yourself focusing more on nurturing your relationships as well as your own well-being.



Tuesday, January 23, 2024

As the day unfolds with the Moon still in Cancer, our attention is centered on family matters and the people we hold dear. This lunar influence deepens our emotional ties to loved ones, fostering a sense of protectiveness and a desire to create harmony in our home environment.

At the same time, in the early hours of the morning, Venus, having been most recently in Sagittarius, transitions into Capricorn. This shift signals a period of increased seriousness and commitment regarding our relationships and our deep values. Venus will remain in Capricorn until February 16. If there is effort required to support your values or your relationships, this is the time to do so. Our perspective and how we approach relationships is more mature at this time with a focus on stabilizing our connections, finances, and values. Take a practical approach to love and partnerships that emphasize responsibility and long-term planning.



Wednesday, January 24, 2024

As the day unfolds, the Moon continues its journey through Cancer, maintaining our focus on creating a nurturing and emotionally rich atmosphere. The Cancer Moon is characterized by its sensitivity, intuition, and strong protective instincts. It encourages us to take proactive steps to support our home, family and loved ones. Today is dedicated to fostering a sense of security and comfort, both within ourselves and in our relationships with others.

It’s essential to remember that Cancer is a cardinal sign, far more powerful than it is given credit for. While deeply connected to family and emotion, Cancer is determined and strong, demonstrating a commitment to providing protection and taking direct, powerful action to create security for our loved ones. Loving, in the Cancerian sense, requires great strength, determination, and courage. This is the essence of Cancer.



Thursday, January 25, 2024

Today brings about some interesting dynamics that promise a powerful impact going forward. In the early hours of the morning, the Moon transitions into the radiant and confident sign of Leo. This shift infuses the day with enthusiasm and creative energy, encouraging self-expression and a desire for recognition. Be ready for a day filled with vibrant emotions and a flair for personal style.

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As mid-day approaches, Mars, the planet of action, meets in a challenging square aspect with Chiron, the wounded healer. This interaction might bring some tension or discomfort, prompting us to confront areas of vulnerability and address lingering emotional wounds. While this aspect can be demanding, it also provides an opportunity for growth and healing, encouraging us to navigate challenges with resilience and courage.

The highlight of the day is the Leo Full Moon at 12:54 PM EST. This symbolizes a culmination of energies and emotions. It invites us to embrace our authenticity, celebrate achievements, and express creative passions. This is a powerful time for self-discovery, acknowledging strengths, and basking in the spotlight of your radiant individuality. As the Full Moon reaches its peak, it encourages us to shine brightly and embody the confident spirit of Leo, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-assuredness.



Friday, January 26, 2024

Today carries on with the Moon continuing through the charismatic and expressive sign of Leo. Leo, the fixed fire sign brings creativity, confidence, and a desire for recognition. This encourages us to embrace our individuality, express ourselves boldly, and seek joy and celebration.

On the communication front, Mercury, the planet that manages our communications as well as our thought processes, forms a square aspect with Chiron, echoing the challenges from yesterday. This emphasizes the importance of open and honest communication to address emotional wounds and vulnerabilities. This may lead to thought-provoking conversations that require careful navigation. Pay careful attention to the impact of your words and do your best to bring a compassionate approach to both self-expression and understanding the perspectives of others.



Saturday, January 27, 2024

Today is a dynamic day with various events shaping the energies around us. In the early hours, the Sun forms a square aspect with Jupiter, creating some tension between the illumination of the Sun and the expansive energy of Jupiter. This encourages us to find a balance between confidence and the need to avoid potential excess. Remember to be cautious about overindulgence or inflated expectations.

At the same time, Uranus stations direct, at 19° Taurus, marking a significant moment in Uranus’ travels. If you have planets between 18 and 20° of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), pay extra attention, as this station can bring unexpected shifts and innovations in the areas (houses) that hold Taurus and any planet it is in aspect to.

Around 9:58 AM EST, Mercury and Mars join forces in a powerful conjunction, enhancing communication and assertive energy. This begins a process of offering strength to your mind and the ability to use your voice for your determination and courage. Words carry significant weight today and decisive actions may open doors to the future.

At 2:12 PM, the Moon enters Virgo, shifting the emotional tone towards practicality and attention to detail. The next few days will favor organization, efficiency, and a focus on the finer points of daily life.



Sunday, January 28, 2024

Today brings another dynamic day beginning with Venus in a sextile aspect to Saturn. This offers a sweet connection of potential between the planet of love (and beauty) with the stabilizing influence of Saturn. This encourages a sense of responsibility and commitment in relationships, grounding romantic feelings and promoting practical expressions of love.

As the Moon continues its journey through Virgo, the focus stays on practicality, organization, and attention to detail. This supports efforts to enhance efficiency and create order.

At 4:06 PM EST, Mercury forms a lovely trine aspect to Uranus, adding an element of unpredictability and innovation to our thinking and communications. This can support creative thinking, original ideas, and a willingness to embrace unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

At 8:01 PM EST, Venus forms a trine aspect to Jupiter, creating a lovely harmony between the planets associated with love and expansion. This aspect bodes well for social interactions, relationships, and artistic pursuits. It brings a sense of joy, optimism, and a generous spirit, making it an excellent time for enjoyment and celebration.


Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world