“Recuperating Junco” by Lyn Dalebout
This week’s Full Moon on Wednesday, Jan 15 aligns in Capricorn and Cancer~both astrological signs linked to parenting and responsibilities in our relationships~ and is in a tense, decision-making square to Ceres. Ceres (or Demeter, her other name) governs what nurtures us on all levels, food issues, Earth’s environments. This week especially emphasizes caregiving and care taking (is there a difference between those two)? Bring balance back into your life between giving and taking, helping or receiving.
Mon Jan 13
A mild-mannered day today. The only news to report is this is the last day our glorious Sun is transiting sidereal Sagittarius. Create more freedom in your schedule, commit to improving your foreign language skills, book that flight today for a future adventure beckoning you~all themes Sag.
Tue Jan 14
Today? Not so mild-mannered, in fact, you may feel pulled in too many directions and even encounter volatile energies erupting within you or around you as the day progresses. Mercury~the need to communicate something important/car or computer upkeep or upgrade~makes a square to the Lunar Nodes. You find yourself suddenly shifting your attention from a past focus to making future plans. An important message, letter, or oracle may land at your doorstep. And the multi-tasking, busybody, curious, sometimes emotionally split Gemini Moon aligns with exuberant Jupiter. This monthly aspect always amps up emotions, taking some people over the edge. This aspect triggers that pesky on-going square of Pluto (destruction/toxicity/detoxing) and Uranus (explosions/awakenings/breakdowns). Astrological squares manifest as potential crisis or simply the need to finally make a decision. Also, sending out prayers for calm all around can help on a day like this.
Wed Jan 15
The Full Moon takes place as it rises this evening (that doesn’t always happen). Hopefully you will have clear skies where you live to experience this moment. Bathe yourself in the Light of your intuition streaming forth~ such is the gift of the Moon being lit by the Light of the Sun. The Sun is in responsible, ambitious Capricorn while the Moon will have just entered Cancer~a sign synonymous with caregiving, nurturing, moodiness. And as this Full Moon is in an almost exact square (tension/decision making) to Ceres in Libra~a desire to create balance in relationships~it seems people are becoming increasingly aware if there is a balanced reciprocity of give and take in their personal/professional relationships. This dynamic is strongly at work all week. However, before the moment of Full Moon occurs, much of the day the Moon is still in talkative Gemini and is squaring off with ‘speak your truth’ Mars. So things can get hot and direct between folks. As Mars is moving through a longer transit in sidereal Virgo, channel this energy into reading about or discussing your current health obsession with a friend. Obsessions aren’t bad, especially if we obsess, at least for the time being, toward our greater health and healthier relationship patterns. This will be another one of the gifts of this particular Full Moon.
Thu Jan 16
Today is the exact square of the Capricorn Sun to Ceres in Libra. Please re-read yesterday to remember how best to use the blessing of this Full Moon. Yes, these moments are as Sky Blessings, showering us with enough Light to make positive shifts. Mercury in Capricorn in a stimulating sextile to Uranus in Pisces encourages both compassionate and practical solutions to problems~like being both accountable and loving. There is an exact square today between Mars in Virgo and Venus (still retrograde) in Sagittarius. For those of you truly pursuing a greater vitality of body/mind/spirit/life, this could feel like the pressure to take your commitment to the next level. That’s not always easy (the square aspect) but ultimately your fired up focus will give you huge rewards in the near future if you will push yourself NOW.
Fri Jan 17
The family-oriented Cancer Moon opposes business-minded Mercury in Capricorn. This is an excellent day for working on a budget everyone could stick too, or setting up new order in your home or office. Freshen up your space using the principles of feng-shui or create sacred altars of intention that will help change the situations you are seeking to improve or accept in your life. Altars really do work if you invest time, thoughtfulness, hopefulness. A positively lovely sextile of optimistic Jupiter to Pallas Athene in Leo~creative intelligence in the very sign of art, creativity, joy~also supports the above dynamics of today’s star weather.
Sat Jan 18
When a Leo Moon arrives over the weekend, it’s easier to make play your priority. Make play, art, fun, dancing happen this weekend. If you opt to stay closer to home, spruce up your space by painting your walls with an experimental vibrant color, purchase a new piece of art, or make that art happen amongst your family.
Sun Jan 19
People that play together, stay together. Do you think that’s true? The on-going Leo Moon is in counterpoint to Juno~marriage partners, core colleagues, beloveds~so frolic with friends and beloveds finding a common ground of interest and exploration. And as Juno is currently in Aquarius, the sign of friendship and experimentation, a good friend may line you up with your about to be soulmate. It’s possible today. And if you are so drawn, you may find yourself venturing on-line to experiment with matchmaking sites for the first time.