Sunday, January 8th
Anyone who was feeling the undertow of Mercury retrograde will breath a sigh of relief in knowing that Mercury goes direct today at 4:43am EST! If you were holding your breath during retrograde or revisiting or reworking areas of your life, you can now begin to relax some and focus on implementing the plans you forged. This transit is supported by the Moon moving into Gemini at 5:06pm today, making mental activity second nature. Good ideas might seem like they are everywhere! Mercury moves into Capricorn later this week on Thursday the 12th at 9:03am, which provides a boost of cardinal energy that encourages initiation, organization, and drive to pull through. Don’t get too loose, though, as Mercury is still in a retrograde shadow as it clears its retrograde path, which will take place on Saturday the 14th. Those who were deeply affected by this retrograde will want to be aware that they may still be susceptible to retrograde energy even after Mercury has turned direct.
Monday, January 9th
The Moon steps into the ring today and sqaures up with Venus, Neptune, and Mars, all in Pisces. Expect heavy emotional fog today and reactions that are based purely on instinct and feeling, possibly to the point of feeling victimized if you allow it. With the Moon in Gemini squaring all of these planets in Pisces throughout the day, your best flow of energy probably lies in rational decision making that surveys and analyzes all the facts. Activate your left brain to make it through today.
Tuesday, January 10th
Moon in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius at 5:32am EST today sets us up for really reeling in all of the ideas we’ve conjured up since the Moon entered Gemini and considering their feasibility for long term implementation. Saturn in Sagittarius wants to cross-check everything that the Moon in Gemini has come up with to make sure that it will stand the test of time. The Moon will also oppose Mercury in Sagittarius today at 4:38pm EST. You may experience challenges to your ideas today--be prepared to make sure they’ll hold up. After opposing Saturn and Mercury in Sag, the Moon is void of course for about 50 minutes before enters Cancer today at 5:49pm where it’s right at home, providing some emotional comfort to relieve the challenging energy oppositions it encountered earlier in the day.
Wednesday, January 11th
Moon in Cancer is trine Venus in Pisces today at 7:51am EST. This lovely energy pattern should bring out the best of you in both the physical and spiritual realms. Aesthetic creativity will come naturally and intuition will be on high alert. Take some time to fluff up your house and home and just enjoy the positivity that comes with this trine.
Thursday, January 12th
Today is LOADED with planetary energy, starting with the full Moon in Cancer at 6:43am EST. The full Moon forms a grand cross in the cardinal signs, resulting in powerful and perhaps uncontrollable energy patterns with Uranus in Aries (unpredictability), Jupiter in Libra (exaggeration), and the Sun in Capricorn (initiation). Normally full moons are a time to survey the results of what you planted during the new moon, but this full moon is still sending out energy waves that encourage us to continue to act in extreme ways, particularly with Uranus being in Aries--a planet and sign that love impulsive action and unpredictably. Venus and Neptune also line up today in a conjunction in Pisces at 4:54pm EST, so the emotional fog keeps rolling in. If you feel like you need to bunker down today, but all means, please do so! All I can say is, good luck!
Friday, January 13th
Friday the 13th, eek! Some minor planetary aspects take place today, but I think it’s safe to say that everyone will still be recovering from the energy of yesterday’s full moon. Cheers to a low-key Friday the 13th.
Saturday, January 14th
The Moon in Virgo forms a trine with Mercury in Capricorn late in the day (10:59 PST for you west coasters and 1:59am EST on the 15th for east coasters), so the focus is on organizing the details and sweating the small stuff! This is what the Moon in Virgo does best, and it’s supported by Mercury in business-loving Capricorn. Gather all your facts and make business contacts today and into tomorrow--you’re bound to look like a superstar who knows their stuff!
Remember that while these transits will be happening real-time, they are also moving through your natal chart and impacting your native planetary placements. To learn how these transits might affect you specifically, contact me for a natal chart reading!
Mercury, the messenger and trickster, moves into Sagittarius today at 9:17am EST. Mercury is moving out of Capricorn, where achievements and business matters take place, and back into Sagittarius where communication tends to focus on and analyze the bigger picture, often in a brusque and in-your-face type of way. This is because Sagittarius feels passionate about justice and the wisdom that comes from experience, but Mercury is in detriment in this sign, so even though words may come from a place of truth, they can be cutting and ultimately a liability.
Mercury has been in retrograde (Rx) since December 19, 2016. Its status as retrograde is due to cosmic movement in which Mercury appears to move backward through the constellations from our view on Earth. This is partially due to the fact that Mercury has a much shorter orbit around the Sun (88 days vs. 365 days) and partially due to the Earth’s position at a ~23.5° angle on the ecliptic. Mercury retrograde often calls us to reevaluate how we’re communicating, both to ourselves and with others. Communications during these periods may be slow, misconstrued, or redundant. Technology falters, plans don’t pan out, and lots of times people or things from our past resurface. Mercury retrograde in Capricorn may have had us reaching out to old business contacts or reevaluating where we’re putting our energy with regard to work and career. Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius is now asking us to reconsider our morals and values and challenges us to seek higher thought and full truth before speaking out. There may be an instinct to learn something new or even go back to school at this time. Travel during Mercury retrograde should be carefully planned. Sagittarius is always on the move, but Mercury also rules transit and will want to pull back or retreat while retrograde, which has the potential to create delays.
Since Mercury goes retrograde approximately three times per year, the cosmos give us ample opportunity to reflect, reconsider, and reevaluate. Mercury is a fast moving planet and one that dominates important day-to-day actions like communication, messages, commerce, transit, and jokes, amongst other things. It went retrograde on December 19, 2016 and is scheduled to go direct on Saturday, January 8th at 4:43am EST. Be aware, however, that there is a retrograde shadow that can last approximately two weeks after Mercury goes direct as it completely clears its retrograde path.
Mercury entering Sagittarius will square the Moon in Pisces at 11:17am EST today. This may result in a juxtaposition of seeking comfort through dreams, visualization, and fantasy with having to speak and communicate from a rational and logical standpoint. The moon will be approaching Mercury in retrograde after an exact square, urging us to bring our dreams into concrete thoughts and spoken words, which in turn aids in the co-creation of our lives. Each thought we have has energetic power, but we must bring it into existence. This energy combination is challenging due to the square aspect and requires us to blend the characteristics of opposite elements: fire and water, which may be uncomfortable or even seem unfair at times. Know that this energy pattern exists today so that if it manifests in your life, you can act unbiasedly and from a place of your greatest energetic potential.
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