Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Follow the Moon: Forecast for January 8, 2018 – January 15

Forecast for January 8, 2018 – January 15

Moon in Libra
January 8—Last Quarter Moon: Re-seeding.
It has been a week since the New Year's Day Full Moon. What are you noticing about your beginnings? In my world, I have just completed an important weekend of visioning, planning, and restoring relationship in my spiritual community. The work was deep (thank you Mars and Jupiter conjoined in Scorpio) and long ranging (thank you Saturn in Capricorn). But that work meant I have not yet written my forecast for the last week of this lunar cycle. I am standing in my intention to shift the way I try to "take over" my inner experiences and conquer my demons. This shift means I listen to my level of exhaustion and what I need for replenishment right now. I am eager to write about the upcoming transits, but they will come later.

Notice today's influences. Venus in Capricorn (#timesup at Golden Globes last night) is determined and creating stronger networks to build a world of relationships and justice. This Venus is sextile Jupiter in Scorpio (#metoo), which is about releasing toxic secrets to claim power. Another powerful connection comes from Mars in Scorpio (conjoining with Jupiter) to make another encouraging sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. Clarity about our way forward has arrived. Just review Oprah's speech at the Globes last night. Tap into the momentum and support for your own breakthroughs and realizations.

Moon enters Scorpio 2:05 pm CST
Tuesday, January 9. A triple conjunction of the Sun, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn offers a unique and powerful signature for the times we live in. Capricorn represents the scaffolding upholding our norms and aspirations. Capricorn is a shaper of reality. Planetary allies are conspiring to awaken and transform structural foundations. With their help and insistence, we are able to look deeper—into ourselves and into these structures—to see what needs to be culled and purged, named and reclaimed. The recent conjoining of Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio gave us catharsis. From raw vulnerability life force is released. You may find you simply don’t have the capacity to maintain a façade of competency and control anymore. What kind of new world can we shape with this authenticity? Mars in Scorpio says take action. We dare to risk because where we’ve come from leaves no other options. Perhaps this is freedom.

Moon in Scorpio
Wednesday, January 10.
If you’ve ever wondered what the sign of Scorpio is really like, the last week has given us a pretty good picture. Chances are, life has been a little more intense for you lately. That has certainly been true for me. Scorpio is good at hiding this intensity until conditions insist it be exposed. We’ve arrived at that time. Has it felt like everything is finally on the table? Have you experienced the healing release of letting secrets go? Has it been a relief? The Moon in Scorpio today and tomorrow reinforces the necessity to let Scorpio healing move through. Today, the Moon contacts Neptune in Pisces through a trine. This contact entices us with a blurring of boundaries. Watch out for projecting your own experience onto others. And be aware this could happen to you too. The hackles that are raised remind us to look at our own shadows and keep doing our personal work. The ingress of Mercury into Capricorn may help us clarify what we need to say and what we need to keep to ourselves.

Moon in Scorpio
Thursday, January 11.
The waning Moon in Scorpio helps us integrate and release recent emotional catharsis. This is a good time to check in and explore the places that feel stuck or unseen. Listen to yourself with compassion. Accept that healing is not instantaneous and occurs at its own pace. It may be helpful to remember that this pathway to healing is spiralic. We will have an opportunity to return to this place again but with added awareness and wisdom. At this moment, what does your heart need from you? This is a moment to let that heart’s desire settle slowly into your soul waiting for rebirth.

Moon enters Sagittarius 1:04 am CST
January 12—Balsamic Moon: Composting. What I want to know as the Moon enters the final phase of this lunar cycle is this: Have I learned to be kinder to myself? Have I learned to have more compassion for this hard work of transformation? And more patience? At the beginning of this lunar cycle, my intention centered around taking a different approach to my personal work. The desire was to adopt a less heroic stance in my ongoing evolution and healing. I do not have to conquer my demons. I do not have to battle with my shadows. Showing more vulnerability, have I created stronger connections? What are you noticing? This has been a rather intense lunar cycle. Scorpio and Capricorn influence made the stakes seem higher. It is as if our souls and our survival are on the line. This level of intensity is not sustainable for long. Our nervous systems need relief. Does kindness help us re-center? How do we practice that?

The Moon may help us lighten up a bit. Discovery, adventure, and moving our bodies can break up obsessive states of mind. Due to the recent retrograde, Mercury in Capricorn makes the third of three conjunctions with Saturn. The first conjunction happened November 28 in Sagittarius. The second (also in Sagittarius) happened while Mercury was retrograding on December 6. Those passes asked us to reflect on what we’ve been learning from Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius. This final transit helps us settle into the Capricorn journey. While Saturn is in Capricorn for the next three years, we will be looking critically at our structures. We’ll also be developing new structures to move us forward. Mercury opens a window into the work ahead. Given what you’ve experienced in this last lunar cycle, what do you want your work to be? And perhaps, even more importantly, how will you be kinder to yourself in this work?

Moon in Sagittarius
Saturday, January 13.
Venus has been busy this week. On Tuesday, Venus conjoined the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn while making a sextile aspect to Mars in Scorpio. Venus rules relationship, justice, values, and beauty. Venus is the wealthy one, the muse of love and art. Venus also has a relationship to women, and this seems important right now. In Capricorn, this planetary ally means business. Women are claiming authority, but there is more work to do for women who possess the most privilege. Many white women are not acknowledging the intersectionality of oppression for women of color. And essentialist feminists are excluding their trans sisters from women-only spaces. Venus is issuing a challenge through a square to revolutionary Uranus in Aries. How can we change the world if we can’t change ourselves? It is time to be inclusive of difference to know our common power. Truly united, we cannot be defeated.

Moon enters Capricorn 1:42 pm CST
Sunday, January 14.
Yesterday, Venus got riled up by a square contact with Uranus in Aries. Today, the Sun in Capricorn makes the same square. This is a day of action, even if the Moon is waning. There have been plenty of emotional releases and lessons this lunar cycle. Perhaps we feel lighter now. Perhaps we are ready to step into change. Perhaps this feels like a beginning and not an ending at all. The Moon in Capricorn conjoins Saturn and brings a quiet determination to the day. Chiron in Pisces makes a favorable contact with the Sun. Empathy becomes fuel for the work.

Moon in Capricorn
Monday, January 15.
This lunar cycle comes to a close with a powerful sextile aspect between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. The emotional experiences of this lunar cycle have a purpose. The Capricorn influences of this lunar cycle and the next help us develop soul. This journey hasn’t been about conquering our shadows, but treating them with more kindness and not turning away from the lessons they have for us. Illusion is being stripped away if we want to see. As we open our eyes, how will we choose to live our one wild and precious life?

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/2017/12/follow-moon-new-moon-december-18-2017.html

Contact Teri at teri@starsdanceastrology.com and visit her website at www.starsdanceastrology.com to book a reading of your chart. Follow the Starsdance Astrology page on Facebook to receive these forecasts daily and learn of other offers and events.

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