Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Follow the Moon: Forecast for January 17, 2018 – January 23

Moon enters Aquarius 2:32 am CST
Wednesday, January 17. Aspects are the spatial relationships between planets. Each aspect has its own energy, gifts, and challenges. The quincunx aspect is about dissonance and discomfort. Things don’t easily resolve. We notice difference. We have to stay on our toes. There is a sense we might be missing something. This aspect sort of describes modern life, doesn’t it? Aspects are stages in development and even the quincunx leads somewhere. Perhaps the gift is increased capacity for complexity and curiosity. Today Mars in Scorpio makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus in Aries. These two planets can stir up anxiety and tension. They can even spark wildfires (metaphorically). Deep emotions are out of sorts with individualistic actions. We notice the difference between what it feels like inside and what we show to the world. With the Moon in Aquarius, there is a temptation to disengage from emotions. This could leave some of us feeling unheard. Venus joins the Moon in Aquarius emphasizing differences. There is something to learn from discomfort today.

Moon in Aquarius
Thursday, January 18. Perhaps you rode yesterday’s waves of dissonance to a place of inclusion, or at least curiosity. With Venus in Aquarius (fixed air) for the next three weeks, curiosity becomes a relationship tool. What can we learn from others who are different from us? Water sign emphasis from a trine between Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces reminds us that empathy also helps us feel connection. At times, air and water have a hard time relating to each other. We could notice missed cues in our relationships too. Even when this happens can we still be reaching towards each other?

Moon enters Pisces 2:26 pm CST
Friday, January 19.
Sun enters Aquarius. Here is that threshold I wrote about at the New Moon on January 16. This lunar cycle, seeded in Capricorn, opens to more and more Aquarian influence with the Sun’s ingress into this sign. Capricorn sees the mountain and asks itself, what wisdom from the past will help me ascend to the top? Aquarius sees the mountain and asks, is the mountain the only thing? Capricorn is an earth sign bound to lineage and accountability. Aquarius is an air sign soaring towards the next paradigm shift. It is easy to pit these desires against each other. The opportunity at this threshold is to see how the past and the future are linked and supportive of each other.

Cool Aquarian detachment contrasts with Jupiter’s intense and emotionally cathartic transit of Scorpio. The temptation may be to flee as fast as we can the discomfort of feeling our wounds. But Aquarius needs the deeper colors that water signs give us. Today’s watery influence comes from Neptune in Pisces (mutable water) making a favorable aspect with Mercury in Capricorn, and the Moon entering Pisces for the next two days. Air helps water signs see the big picture. We get perspective on recent underworld journeys. Through the Neptune/Mercury connection we tap into inspiration and spiritual insight. Curiosity and empathy combine. Where will you go?

Moon in Pisces
January 20—Crescent Moon: Germinating. Germinating happens underground, out of sight, but still detectable by those who are listening. Momentum is building. Change is coming. A few days ago, seeds were planted in the Capricorn/Aquarian soil of this lunar cycle. Under the influence of these signs, we have the opportunity to bridge our futures with our pasts. The Aquarian season is a natural time to dream about our projects for the year ahead. The Pagan celebration of Imbolc (traditionally celebrated on February 2) is a time for setting intention for the growing cycle. We’ve come through the darkest part of winter, even though there is more to come, the seeds are trembling. Capricorn influence of this lunar cycle reminds us we are not alone in our intentions, we are supported by ancestral lineage. We do not have to start from the very beginning, we are provided a vast storehouse of wisdom. As our seeds begin to send out roots into this rich soil, let us remember those who have gone before, those whose experiences will teach us how to go forward.

The Moon in Pisces encourages quiet listening to our seeds. Use all your senses.

Moon in Pisces
Sunday, January 21.
Exhale. The lunar cycle is about to pick up momentum. Another day of the Moon in Pisces asks us to slow down. We may miss important messages if we keep rushing. Deviate from your schedule. Go to a movie, a museum, listen to music that takes you on a journey. Be receptive. Be in tune.

Moon enters Aries 12:27 am CST
Monday, January 22.
From quiet listening (for the last two days) comes a drive to move and act as the Moon goes from Pisces to Aries. Before getting too far however, the Moon has us check in with Saturn in Capricorn. Remember all those things you wanted to accomplish? Do you think they will just happen on their own? Saturn reminds us to commit our whole selves to the task. Rather than get distracted by all our inadequacies, perhaps we use this opportunity to find one thing we need to learn or change to support our intentions for the year. Aries Moon likes to begin things. What will you begin?

Moon in Aries
Tuesday, January 23.
Obstacles just inspire us to break through. The Moon in Aries makes challenging square aspects to Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn and conjoins Uranus. Some of the harmonizing influences from the first part of this lunar cycle could get lost today. We are more aware of the things that annoy us and that we are ready to expose and change. Perhaps a little anger will help us to know our desires better. Perhaps we risk failure to see what we are capable of.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. To read about the beginning of this lunar cycle go here http://www.starsdanceastrology.com/2018/01/follow-moon-new-moon-january-16-2018.html

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