Sunday, January 11. The day is colored by the Moon moving into justice-loving Libra and the Sun in Capricorn making a paradoxical aspect with Jupiter in Leo. The Sun reminds us of the systems that influence and govern us and Jupiter reminds us of the value of individual expression and impact in the world. Some of us may feel that we are being unjustly confined to systems we don’t agree with. Some of us might also be involved in struggles fueled by ego. The way to change the system may be to acknowledge our passion around injustice and to work to create a system that affirms creativity and personal impact. We might have to make compromises to fit it all in.
Monday, January 12. Mars enters Pisces today. Be careful out there, our responses are shifting. We may not have the same filters as we are used to having. In other words, we might be triggered more easily and forget to shield against unwelcomed input from others. Mars is passionate expression. For the next six weeks, while Mars is in Pisces our passions will be influenced by idealism, compassion, with a dose of escapism and fantasy. We hate to hurt someone else’s feelings when Mars is in this sign, which could inhibit expression of will. With the Moon in Libra demanding justice, equality, fairness, we may have a hard time standing up for ourselves when we most need to. The Moon triggers the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn early this morning (CST). The day in the U.S. could start with tensions, conflicts, and fuzzy boundaries.
January 16—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. Capricorn (the sign of this waning lunar cycle) is all about solid structures. We’ve had an opportunity to notice and influence the structures in our lives during this lunar cycle. Now we begin to truly let go of that to make room for the next cycle that begins on January 20 in Aquarius. The transition between building a structure and letting that structure go can be challenging. We have an opportunity to observe our transitions today as the Moon moves into the mutable fire sign (Sagittarius) joining Saturn there and squaring Mars and Neptune in the mutable water sign (Pisces). The mutable signs are shapeshifters. They aren’t much concerned with creating forms as they are with understanding and adapting to them. Forms change. If you are willing to accept that, this last phase of the Capricorn lunar cycle could feel profound and even welcomed.