Sunday, January 25. Early this morning (CST) the Moon contacts Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. This contact could be a trigger that releases pent up tension or illuminates oppressive systems. This is a fire Moon and fire is speedy when it has enough air. The Sun, retrograde Mercury, and Venus are all in Aquarius providing that oxygen. Ideas are coming fast and furious. We may be tempted to act alone or to just feel that we are all alone as the visions for a new world keep coming. I wonder what would happen if decided to change that feeling and connected with others instead? Compromise and collaboration may open all kinds of new possibilities. This is an edgy day that could also bring breakthroughs.
January 26—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. The movie poster for today could be titled: When Fixed Signs Collide! I am imagining a drawing of a swamp giant fighting off alien spaceships. Why not? This is one way to describe the “battle” between the Fixed Earth Moon in Taurus and the Fixed Air Sun in Aquarius. If we accept that sometimes, just maybe, Aquarians need a little more grounding (as in visions of invading aliens), then today’s Moon is trying its best to provide that grounding (as in slow-moving giants who can’t be ignored). The first quarter phase of the Moon is a feisty exchange between the conscious intention held by the Sun and the unconscious material we must deal with in order to follow that intention. We are forced to make adjustments. These adjustments help us manifest intention and is a necessary step in the lunar cycle. What we are dealing with today is the reminder from earth that ideas alone are not enough to manifest a new vision. This could feel frustrating to airy types of people and a relief to the earthy types. My intention for the lunar cycle is to cultivate a balance between intellect and emotion while maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness. Feelings and thoughts are emphasized in this intention, but what about my body? You too may be reminded over the next couple of days that your body needs your attention. Listen, and then do what the swamp giant says. The giant and the aliens might become friends in the process.
January 30—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. We aren’t done with the Gemini Moon yet (the Moon entered Gemini two days ago), and that is a huge influence on this stage of the lunar cycle. Although energetically, the Sun and Moon are in agreement that our thoughts are what matter right now, by aspect the Sun and Moon are tensely questioning whether we are doing this dance of mind in the best way possible. The Gibbous phase of the Moon is about fine-tuning our intentions for the lunar cycle. We might be pleased with the progress we’ve made so far but have a sense that the work isn’t over. We aren’t ready for prime time yet. What are you learning about your mental patterns and habits? Are you following the directive to integrate mind and heart? What instructions has your body given you? Another important influence is that the Sun and Mercury (which is still retrograde) come together in the Inferior Conjunction today. This is an important “seed time” for the relationship between the Sun and Mercury. With the Sun in Aquarius, we may be seeded with thoughts about the future, changes we want to make, and ways to bring these changes to the world. The square between Venus in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius emphasizes the importance of human relationships. One of yours may need some work today. The connection between Mars in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn provides an extra dose of confidence and strength. With the warrior planet in heart-centered Pisces, we want to act fearlessly and compassionately.