Sunday, January 5. With the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter in Cancer opposing the Sun, we may feel at times like we are suspended in a vast ocean. This could be wonderful or terrifying, depending on how buoyant we are feeling at the moment. Are you longing for solidity? The Sun in Capricorn (see the introduction to the week’s forecast) wants to gravitate toward the concrete, but this is not a day that offers that kind of certainty. Sometimes when we feel adrift, it is hard to remember that states of ecstasy and enlightment are close by too. Invite a much larger perspective and connection with others. Silence brings respite and grounding.
Monday, January 6. A bit of mental organizing could go a long way today to stave off confusion and stress. Simplify in order to have more impact and to secure your foundations. The next couple of days could bring more upheaval and reactivity. Take care of yourself to meet those challenges with grace and ease.
January 7—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. Pulled in all directions. That could easily be the pervading theme today. A Grand Cardinal Cross aspect pattern colors this day with a desire for action that could manifest as reaction. Tempers and frustrations flare. The Moon in Aries joins Uranus in Aries. The Moon will also oppose Mars in Libra and square both Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in the opposing sign of Cancer. The Moon acts as a trigger to release the volatile energy trapped in this pattern. Cardinal signs initiate new action, especially in the core areas of life: identity, home, relationship, and profession. Transitions can happen rapidly in such configurations or we can feel immobilized, like we are stuck between conflicting desires. It can be hard to know how to move forward; sometimes it is a relief to let events take over and move us along without having to decide. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, we could feel trapped by the high expectations of this lunar cycle. Something may have to give. The potential of this Capricorn lunar cycle is to attain mastery through tending our foundations. But some of these foundations are tenuous and may crumble today. Setbacks are not failures. The possibility that I’d like to share with you is the value of release and renewal that can come from letting unsupportive foundations transform. A major piece of the work of this year will be to meet such change with joy and eagerness as it helps us get to the real potential of our lives. Another major piece of the work of this year is supporting each other when changes are overwhelming and joy is hard to find. This isn’t a journey to be taken alone.
Wednesday, January 8. Watch out for exaggeration. Mars in Libra squares Jupiter in Cancer. It is easy to make a mountain out of a molehill. The main stressor may be a desire for security. Notice defensiveness and seek compassion. The antidote is to cultivate balance while seeing issues from the other perspective. If we step away from reactivity, we are able to put a lot of positive energy into places of security like our homes. Notice the importance of home and family. In the news, national security issues may be prominent.
Thursday, January 9. It is good to move past the Aries Moon energy of the last three days and find calm with some grounded self-care. The Moon in earthy Taurus is supportive of this lunar cycle’s attention to foundations and goals. Notice what it feels like to be in alignment with sustainable structures. It may be a good day to balance your checkbook Get your accounts in order and then settle into pleasure this evening. A night at home feels just about perfect.
Friday, January 10. The Taurus Moon adds support to the Capricorn lunar intention to know and strengthen the bones of our foundations. With the Moon opposing Saturn, we take life a bit more seriously even as we enjoy the full-bodied pleasure of this earthy Moon. Use this energy to support healthier dietary choices, more exercise, and sustainable use of your resources. With the Moon trine Venus, we appreciate spending time with friends and partners who help us to live healthier, more balanced lives. Spa date, anyone?
January 11—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. We awaken with a grounded sense of having made some progress in our lunar intentions inspired by the Capricorn New Moon. In the middle of the night, retrograde Venus made a sextile aspect to Saturn, which was followed a couple of hours later by the conjunction between Venus and the Sun. This is a seed moment infusing Venusian areas of life—like relationships, values, balance, and wealth—with Capricorn-inspired ambitions. This lunar cycle began with an exploration of our foundations. This Venus transit today helps us to use that firm base to work towards achieving our highest goals. Make connections with the right people who can help you find your version of success. Look at your relationships with a critical eye. It may be a good idea to cull the people from your life who don’t support your goals. There is only so much energy to go around.