The rebellious Aquarius Sun energy has come in and brings with it a passion for standing up for the collective needs. We’re ready to break free, but it’s seemingly impossible with the authoritative and controlling Capricorn/Saturn energy hovering over us. Father Saturn is telling us we cannot go outside and play with our friends until our chores are done, and the wild child Aquarius is asking us to all pitch in and get the work done so play time comes sooner than later. This week, play time comes on Friday when a New Moon joins the Sun in the Aquarius constellation and our inner wild child feels set free.

We enter the Lunar New Year (Saturday, Jan. 25) with a wonderful Aquarius New Moon (Friday, Jan. 24) and the uplifting collective mood it brings. On Monday, we begin to feel this lift but we also feel the push of responsibility to truly wrap up the past lunar year and shed ourselves of the task list, the responsibilities, and the final tidying up.

But, on a far greater scale, the movements and placements of the celestial bodies are also asking us to tidy up something else. After confronting us with broken systems, corrupt people, victimization, and our limited thinking, we are now asked to shift from victims to survivors, from the voiceless to the collective voice saying, “Enough. Never Again.”

The Sunday paper at What the Stars Say HQ, Jan. 19, 2020

A separate blog later this week on the New Moon in Aquarius will provide greater context on the collective shift from “victim” to “survivor” and from “divided” to “united,” but for now take a moment to examine where you need to shift in order to be a survivor and to further unite with your loved ones and community.

We’ve had heavy, oppressive energy circling around us for months and many of us experienced a dark night of the soul. Now-this week-it’s about taking a final look and determining what else is needed so we can truly let go and align more with our heart, our values, and with the world outside our door.

MONDAY: With the Sun’s arrival in the Aquarius constellation we feel a lightening of the heavy Capricorn/Saturn energies. The Moon is comfortable in Sagittarius and providing us with higher thinking on an emotional level, and Mars strengthens our overall optimism. The Moon does form some harsh aspects to Venus and Mars; causing a push-pull feeling in relationships. Lighten up, lean in, and lead with your heart today. We’re all in this together.

TUESDAY: Tension is building and a collective struggle for justice reaches a peak as the Sun in Aquarius moves into a tight spot with Uranus. This joining could create some serious futuristic innovations and discoveries, but it’s more likely unexpected revolt and rebellion will result since Mars (the planet of war, action, aggression) is in a tense spot with Venus (the planet of love, art, and beauty). On a personal level, we should (again) aim to lead with our hearts rather than our heads since we’ll also feel the tension and tug-of-war energies within our daily activities and interactions.

WEDNESDAY: Ugh. This is it – the final push of Capricorn acting like an authoritative father and making us finish our chores before we can go out to play. Do your chores, and don’t be a jerk about it. Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) forms a sextile to the Sun and helps those who help others. It’s a great day to take action and be of service to others. The energies of this day do not have the time or patience for selfish and self-serving people.

THURSDAY: We’re all thinking more abstract and quirky with the Sun in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus. It’s a great day to come up with innovative solutions to material problems. Daydreaming a work solution is further supported by Venus in Pisces in a trine with Jupiter in Capricorn (luck and expansive thinking in building something up).


Love on a collective level is easier this week than intimate relationships. Venus in Pisces works well for some people, but many don’t feel comfortable with this placement. Venus is also squaring Mars (Jan. 24-28), and this makes Water Sun signs (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer) feel the dreamy romanticism of it all, but Fire Sun signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) feel challenged-either in a steamy way or in a passive aggressive and annoyed way-and Earth Sun signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) feel awkward and uncomfortable by the overtly emotional vibes, while Air Sun signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra) just want to be left alone for the most part. Air signs are the collective thinkers and this week they need to think about more than just one or two people, so give them some breathing room.

FRIDAY: What are you struggling with? Take time today to examine this struggle because the cosmos is providing you with an objective look. Don’t act quite yet, but take the struggle outside of yourself and view it as a play on a theatrical stage. What is the play’s plot and who are the actors? Examine it with detachment and come back to it on Sunday.

SATURDAY: HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! Known as the “Year of the Rat” this Chinese New Year brings abundance and action! The second new Moon after Winter Solstice welcomes the Chinese New Year and brings with it similar themes predicted in Western/Mundane Astrology. There will be a separate blog on this, but in the meantime click the image above and explore what awaits you in the Lunar New Year.

SUNDAY: Today is the day to return to your struggle – your theatrical play – and review what you concluded on Friday so you can resolve the struggle. The Moon is still new and perfect for creating lasting change and resolving what we struggle with and what no longer serves us. The possibility for electrifying change is out there and waiting for you to grab it.

What is this lovely planet we exist on? A great many things, but just looking at Earth we see water and land coming together in a dominating visual sense. This week, our cosmic skies and vibes are also dominated by water and land since both “Water” and “Earth” signs rule the energy of the week.

MONDAY: The Virgo Moon on a Monday is ideal for everyone headed back to work since Virgo helps us handle the mundane and the necessary details. This Earth sign completes the Sun’s placement in a fellow Earth sign (Capricorn), and together they provide us with a grounded feeling. As Venus shifts into the dreamy and sensitive Water sign of Pisces, a kind word or deed for another is greatly appreciated today. Don’t get so busy with the mundane you overlook kindness.

TUESDAY: Today our thinking shifts from the mundane to the more abstract. Mars – the planet of action – is in the Fire sign Sagittarius and has us considering travel, higher education, and adventure. “What if?” is a natural occurring question on this day. Brave thinking and responses can happen at this time since Mars sextiles our Moon in the dramatic Fire sign Leo. Be sure to recognize the difference between brave and crazy though, and run any wild new ideas past a trusted source.

EARTH ENERGY: Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus

WATER ENERGY: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

WEDNESDAY: The cosmos asks you to go back to basics and make sure all your bases are covered. When it comes to the hierarchy of needs where are you set and where are you lacking? We still have supportive energy from Venus at this time, and the Moon is in Libra and focused on communication and partnership. However, this Moon is opposite Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) in Aries so this isn’t an ideal time for emotionally charged conversations since hurt feelings are likely to result. Cultivating new relationships works out better than repairing existing ones today.

THURSDAY: Mental Shift Alert – Mercury (“The Messenger”) has moved into the Aquarius constellation and as the ruler of our inner thought processes and external communication we can expect shifts in these areas. In Aquarius, Mercury is more of a “hive” mentality rather than focused on the individual. This placement also brings forth innovative and altruistic future thinking. Meanwhile, the Moon is in “The Partnership” constellation of Libra and squaring Pluto and Saturn; creating tension between thinking and doing, and the physical and spiritual realms. This is a great day to mediate and reflect in order to tap into the love and insight available with these celestial energies. People who do not take the time to stop and reflect will feel more frazzled and fall into Libra’s indecisiveness. Libra is often represented with the justice scales, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself weighing options today.

Capri Zodiac Libra Scales via WorthPoint

FRIDAY: It is often suspected those who say “No Drama!” are the people who instigate drama the most. This is a fair suspicion to have on this day, because some people will be set on instigating and exposing others. The Moon is in the Scorpio constellation and when she’s here she likes to dive into the darkness and investigate. Her findings could reveal true injustice and abuse or they could offer the spark to launch an unwarranted attack. It’s important to consider sources and their motivations today. Ask “is this being exposed to hurt or to heal?” Do your best to stay in your own lane and keep your criticisms to yourself – any attacks are likely to backfire on you.

SATURDAY: Unexpected messages and communication regarding material resources are likely today with Mercury (“The Messenger”) forming a sextile to Uranus (“The Unexpected”) in Taurus and its focus on the material. Luck and dreams are activated today, and it’s easier to be inspired and get in touch with our feelings thanks to the water energy now activated.

FIRE ENERGY: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

AIR ENERGY: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius

SUNDAY: Trust your gut today and don’t succumb to peer pressure. If it sounds like a bad idea, it is a bad idea. Today is a day to have healthy boundaries and work with your own feelings. It’s easy to actively listen today, so you’ll be able to read through other’s lines – and your own.

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There is so much activity in the cosmos this week three separate blogs will be shared. Besides this weekly cosmos report, there will be a separate post on the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (with effects lasting six months for us) and the big Saturn and Pluto conjunction (with effects lasting for years and creating a major global impact). So stay tuned, but first check out how the celestial bodies will impact you personally throughout the week.

This week asks you to make a choice to: 1. work with what you have to improve your life, or 2. ignore your responsibilities and difficult tasks and conversations that are needed and hide, or 3. resist making necessary changes and throw a toddler-style tantrum about it all. It’s your week, your choice, and your Free Will and Karma.

MONDAY: Today, if you can imagine it you can manifest it. Mars trine Chiron brings a healing energy to the day and the Moon is in Taurus at the start of the day bringing a calm energy overall. There’s potential in the air!

TUESDAY: The rebellious and unexpected Uranus is making moves that bring restraints and reality roadblocks. Focus on your responsibilities, and respond rather than react to any craziness that comes your way. For so many people, Uranus energy is too much so don’t be surprised if you see others behaving strangely and question if there’s a Full Moon. (P.S. The answer is a “sort of” since there is a Full Moon this week and the lunacy of this lunar event is already felt).

WEDNESDAY: Prepare for a shift. The Moon is moving from Gemini to Cancer and Mercury is conjunct the Capricorn sun with a lot of Mars energy nearby. What does this all mean? To start, we shift from ideas and communications to wanting to be nurturing homebodies. The Mercury and Mars influence challenges us to be cool and don’t loose our tempers. Yes, we want to be all cozy and home but it doesn’t give us a right to snappy with others or for them to bring their attitude our way. Again, respond rather than react. Save your energy ’cause the BIG cosmic energy is still a few days away here.

*This is a general report for everyone. If you need or want more personalized and specific guidance, please check out our list of services. There are sessions focused on Moon (emotions), Venus (relationships), Vocation (money, career) and Transits (what’s happening now and what’s coming up for you).

THURSDAY: With the Cancer Moon, the ideal way to spend this day is to go to the market and get some wonderful food and then go back home, put on your favorite record or podcast, pour yourself a glass of wine, and cook a wonderful meal for yourself and your loved ones. If you have to actually work and function, this can’t be a big production but perhaps you can squeeze in some comfort food and chill times at home today and honor the energy of this day. This will also help you prepare for the highly energetic weekend ahead.

FRIDAY: Here’s the BIG cosmic energy. There’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer and this is big enough on its own, but we also have Mars bringing up themes of war, territory, and aggression. With the Planet of War in Sagittarius, Mars is all about blind idealism here and not thinking about the full and immediate consequences. Today it is vital to look before you leap and to take some time to really think things through. With Uranus in a stationary direct position and the Sun opposite Mercury this is a “Wild Card” day and many of us will experience conflicting thoughts and actions. Take the time to really think things through and don’t believe anything at first glance. The biggest impact of this celestial event will be on a collective level, but it’s not a fun Full Moon on a personal level and many will find a continuation of a theme going back to the Solar Eclipse a few weeks ago.

SATURDAY: Mercury is known as “The Messenger” but also known as “The Trickster.” Don’t be surprised if the U.S. President sends out important and impassioned tweets out early today or if other major government announcements occur. Information will be coming to light over the next 24 hours so this is a day to keep an eye on the news headlines. Today is the big Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and this is the biggest astrological event of 2019-2020 so stay tuned for an entire post on this occurrence.

SUNDAY: PLOT TWIST! The Virgo Moon trines Uranus and this Moon also trines Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and the Sun over the next few days bringing us more shifts and plot twists. This is an intense day on a collective and personal level, so it is highly recommended you treat yourself and others with “kid gloves” and avoid using fighting words.

What a wonderful way to end and begin than with a Pisces Moon closing out 2019 and an Aries Moon ushering us into 2020. Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and Aries is the beginning, so we’re perfectly aligned with the zodiac as we transition.

MONDAY: The Pisces Moon gives us inspiration and ideas for areas where we need to work and build (a serious focus for us all thanks to the major party of celestial bodies happening in the Capricorn constellation). With Mercury in Capricorn we’re all about work – what’s working, what’s not, what we need to finish working on, what we need to start working on in 2020. The beautiful part of this day is the Pisces Moon bringing intuition and rebirth energies while Uranus in Taurus provides us with creative thinking, innovation, and inspiration. Today is a great day to tackle all the questions and plans you need to focus on in regards to “work.”

TUESDAY: The Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune (its ruler) and sextiles the Sun in Capricorn making this a great day to check in with yourself (where you been? where are you going?), and to make resolutions. Even if you’re highly skeptical of New Year’s Resolutions the energies in the cosmos right now are there to help people find a problem area, find a solution, and actually tackle it. This is the time to rebuild, overcome, heal, and get back to what you truly value. (The only caveat here is a Pisces Moon on New Year’s Eve may be extra difficult for those struggle with addiction and escapism. Celebrate in a healthy manner and surround yourself with positive people).

WEDNESDAY: An Aries Moon ushers in powerful new beginnings as we kick off 2020. Aries is known as the Pioneer of the zodiac so this is a great moon to begin a completely new and innovative project. The focus is on the future and Alice (“Alice in Wonderland”) describes this energy perfectly:

“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

THURSDAY: Mercury is conjunct Jupiter making this an exciting social day for many. Venus is on the Mars/Uranus midpoint though, and this is the “accident axis” so drive defensively, look before you leap, and in matters of love be mindful to not get too caught up in the moment (it’s not as big as it seems). Enjoy the day, but with caution.

FRIDAY: Mars moves out of his undercover work in the Scorpio constellation and enters into the fiery Sagittarius constellation. Mars enjoys being in this area of the sky and brings a masculine drive to push forward any Pisces feminine intuitive energy we just experienced. We can see clearly, and now Mars is helping us move into action! (Leos will be especially relieved by this shift and Geminis will feel the energy big time).

SATURDAY: Why not spend some time outdoors with all of this amazing earthy energy in the cosmos? Most celestial bodies are in Earth signs now and the Moon in Taurus (where the moon is exalted and at home) is inspired by Uranus (also in Taurus) as well as the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter. If it’s too cold to go outside, spend some time with plants indoors. Meanwhile, Venus – the planet of love – is feeling altruistic, open, and adventurous in Aquarius making this a great time for creative and peaceful conversations.

SUNDAY: This isn’t the day to play in the dirt or socialize – it’s the day to get shit done. There’s a lot of energy here to tackle the harder tasks we’ve all being putting off and to really take on the day and such tasks with optimism and good vibes. This is the time for action and using the Aries pioneering energy and the Taurus material energy to create something tangible and lasting.