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Are you ready for the whole enchilada? What The Stars Say has you covered with a ton of content covering June 25 25-July 5, the 2020 Retrograde Season (6 planets in retrograde this week!!), as well as a closer examination of how the Outer Planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) are influencing the cosmic stories and themes of 2020.
As always, What The Stars Say begins with a look at where we’ve just been in order to help us seeing where we’re headed. A New Moon Solar Eclipse happened over the Summer Solstice (June 20/21) and at 0 degrees Cancer during Retrograde Season. This has us focused on self-love, our roots and home, and major life changes and new beginnings for us all over the next six months. (Click here for info for everyone / all 12 Signs). The July New Moon will be related to this Solar Eclipse, and Mars will hit on the exact eclipse point this Saturday (June 26) driving the message home and setting the stage. Check out the two new videos exploring the full energies of this week and a channeled message on the importance of the Outer Planets in our 2020 cosmic story. Then, check out the written information below giving you exact dates and movements of all the celestial bodies at this time. This information pertains to now until the end of the 2020, so feel free to bookmark this page and return to it as the year unfolds.
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The motto of the Outer Planets is “Adapt or Die.” In 2020, this motto is felt deeply on a global level. With 6 planets in Retrograde – including Outer Planets Jupiter, Saturn, and soon Neptune, we are asked to review how we have adapted and to collectively question whether we will adapt, how we will adapt, and if we will learn to live together or die alone.
So many cosmic influences and occurrences this year are posing the hardest and heaviest questions. We must address these questions while also questioning everything presented to us at this time (due to Neptune in Pisces and the series of conjunctions from Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter). It’s exhausting and change can be difficult. As you review the past while working towards your future during this Retrograde Season, know changes can be POSITIVE. Focus on adapting in a way that focuses on what you WANT to remain. Put in the hard work required of this Retrograde Season – focus on cleaning up your own messes instead of the messes in other people’s messes.
Venus stationary direct June 25 and leaves retrograde zone June 29. This week she brings clarity and opens our heart chakra while urging us to return to our actions and emotions in April 2020. Venus also wants us to look at the deception, glamour spells, and illusions presented to us while she danced with Neptune in the sky from the Gemini constellation. Gemini rules media (traditional, new, social, etc.) and technology, so many will question what is “news” if what is presented to them is “Truth.”
Neptune entered its retrograde zone back in March but did not move stationary retrograde until June 22 where Neptune will stay until November 2020 and doesn’t leave the retrograde zone completely until March 2021. Neptune in Pisces has strengthened deception acts, resulted in a glamour spell being put over the collective, and urged us all to examine our personal and collective darkness and wounds. The trinity of eclipses (June 5, June 20/21, July 4/5) activate Neptune and Pisces. Illusions are presented to us while the Solar Eclipse confronts us with the Truth in our emotions.
Jupiter in retrograde zone until Dec. 6, and Jupiter remains in the Capricorn constellation until December 19 but the real action happens when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn on December 21, 20202.
Mercury is in retrograde June 22-July 12, and then leaves the retrograde zone completely on July 26.
The North and South Nodes are also dealing with their own cycles ending and beginning, as well as retrogrades. How this translates for us, is many people (with Gemini or Sagittarius Nodal placement within their individual birth chart) is a change of paths for many unfolding over the next 18 months. Collectively, the Nodes suggest international and long-term travel will be greatly impacted and short road trips are more practical. This Nodal shift coupled with the other cosmic influences occurring June 25-July 5, 2020) have the ability to result in a serious lock-down, impede state-to-state travel, and cause serious restrictions when it comes to international travel over the next six months. Gemini rules all transportation on wheels, so think airplanes, cars, and the shipping/logistic industries.
Mars moves into Aries – We’ve been confronting “authority” since the Saturn and Pluto conjunction in early 2020, and with Mars going home to Aries for seven long months we’ll be confronting “authority” on multiple levels, as well as examining our own passions and viewpoints on freedom. With Mars in sextile to Saturn, we’ll feel empowered this weekend called upon to know our selves, act in our integrity, and take on responsibility in order to gain great self-respect.
Uranus entered the retrograde zone in late April 2020 and will move stationary retrograde in August 2020 before moving stationary direct in mid-January 2021.
Pluto entered the retrograde zone back in January, went stationary retrograde in April 2020, and will not move direct until early October.
Saturn moved into stationary retrograde May 10 and will not move stationary direct until September 28. When Saturn moved into Capricorn we all experienced the authority and restriction Saturn brings in Capricorn – a constellation it rules. Saturn is dancing between Capricorn and Aquarius throughout 2020 until it finally moves into Aquarius – a constellation it traditionally rules (Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius). During Saturn’s retrograde cycle this summer we are asked to go back and “do over” events and themes from March.
This weekend’s Pisces Moon put many of us in a dreamy head space and brought forth some of the areas we need to re-examine during the 2020 Retrograde Season. The retrograde cycles of Pluto, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter will continue to heavily influence us over the next six weeks. The cosmos is asking us to re-flect, re-consider, re-negotiate, re-juvinate, and re-align during these re-trogrades. Even though we’ve put put on “pause” already, we are being challenged both individually and collectively to re-turn to the table and consider what we might have overlooked, what we still need to overcome, how we can better heal ourselves, and to deal with the “elephants in the room” refusing to be swept under the rug.
2020, believe it or not, is a year filled with possibility and ripe with the potentially for re-birth and re-invention. The Retrograde Season that just kicked off last week is reminding us we still have more work to do and messes to clean up before we can re-emerge and be whole. On a collective level, we are still struggling for answers to serious questions and wondering how to re-build our communities and economies. On a personal level, we are still struggling with the confrontation of ourselves, our relationships, our life path, and the darkness that exists within ourselves and others. This week is a taste of the collective and personal confrontations we are being presented with over the next six weeks / during Retrograde Season. Although nothing is impossible this year, we’re being asked to “pause” in a variety of ways so we can personally and collectively heal and build something more equitable and lasting. The elephants in the room must be confronted, and if you don’t choose to pull up the rug yourself you might find the rug swept out from under you. It’s a “Choose Your Own Adventure” year, and the cosmos is encouraging you to swim with the tide rather than against it and to truly take the time and re-flect as needed. It’s a complete contradiction to the current situation and natural urge to move forward, but with so many celestial in backwards motion we just don’t have the cosmic support to power forward. The cosmos wants us to go back and re-view the details, consider what we are missing, confront the darkness on both a global and highly personal scale. It’s a waiting game, and we’re being asked to sit in the dark and finish up unfinished business so when the light overpowers the dark on Summer Solstice we can emerge into full light and build a life for ourselves that will truly last and offer far more balance and freedom while also re-aligning us with our path.
We have to go backwards along with the four celestial in our solar system currently “moving backwards” in order to truly move forward.
MONDAY, MAY 18: The Aries Moon urges us to move out of the daydream and into action, but action isn’t always possible during the Retrograde Season. The key to the beginning of the week is to pace yourself and to fight yourself rather than fighting with others.
TUESDAY, MAY 19: Mercury moves into the Gemini constellation and meets up with Venus at the same 21 degree relationship angle Venus held when she went into retrograde last week. Pay attention to all of your personal relationships today and where your internal dialogue and external conversations go. There’s a strong chance the topics and theme arising today are connected to what the planet of love and money wants you to focus on and overcome while she is in retrograde motion (until June 25). Mars (our action planet) favors acts of kindness and healing today.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20: Welcome to GEMINI SEASON! The Twins have an amazing 2020 kick-off party planned with the Sun moving into Gemini and meeting up with Venus, Mercury, and a lunar node already in the twin constellation. In this “Choose Your Own Adventure” year, we can either choose the lower expression of this Gemini energy and act in duplicitous and shallow ways, or choose the higher expression and seek deeper connections while embracing the duality in ourselves and in others. Will we share gossip or will we share helpful and resource information? Will we be the “good twin” or the “evil twin?”
THURSDAY, MAY 21: The Moon in the earthy Taurus constellation and brings us some much-needed grounding as the Gemini Season party has lifted us all up in the air. Mercury’s conjunction to Venus today allows our head and heart to merge and be on the same page, and Mercury’s square to Neptune has us investigating any deceit or illusions we might be clinging to.
FRIDAY, MAY 22: The Moon feels left out of the Gemini Season kick-off party and is in a Void of Course (VOC) in the early morning before joining the Gemini party around 8:30 a.m. U.S. central time. This NEW MOON IN GEMINI is the late arriving guest to the party and forms a conjunction with the Gemini Sun before trining Jupiter and expanding the Gemini party and good vibes well into the night. The Sun is also in a harmonious position with Saturn giving us a realistic outer expression and the ability to build new systems, projects, and habits that last.
SATURDAY, MAY 23: The Moon offers us healing vibes with its sextile to Chiron while Mars’ alignment to Uranus encourages us to take a chance, make a step forward, and be adventurous and social.
SUNDAY, MAY 24: Have you decided which Gemini adventure you will choose? Today, take stock of the “good” and “evil” twins in yourself and in the people around you. Are you seeing yourself, others, and personal situations for what and who they really are? It’s easy to be deeply attracted to the fantasy and the illusion right now, and it’s also easy to overlook common sense due to a strong stirring and desire to connect with others at this time. Step aside and take stock today and make sure you understand all the players and the game.
“Be kind, rewind!” is the message from the cosmos this week as three planets join Pluto in retrograde motion and the emotional intensity of last week’s Super Full Moon in Scorpio continues to influence us.
MONDAY, MAY 11: Saturn – already in the Aquarius constellation – moves into retrograde as Mercury squares Mars; suggesting restrictions on both thinking and acting. In the Capricorn constellation, the Moon merges with Pluto and causes us to dwell on deep and dark matters while its fellow luminary – the Sun – sextiles Uranus and brings unexpected and possibly disruptive information to the table.
TUESDAY, MAY 12: “The Messenger” planet Mercury is in the Gemini constellation and forming a trine to Saturn as its moved into retrograde in Aquarius. This is a lot of Air energy and our thought process are connecting up with the future systems and realities possible when Saturn moves into its final Aquarian position on the Winter Solstice. Pay attention to your thoughts and any messages that come your way today, because there’s a good chance you’re receiving data related to where you need to go next and/or about something important you’re overlooking and need to review.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13: Venus comes to a complete standstill in Gemini as the planet of love and money moves into Retrograde. Find out what this retrograde means to you in “Venus Loves You In 2020.” This retrograde takes place on the relationship degree (21 degrees) so today marks the beginning of many weeks where you will be asked to re-examine all of your relationships – friends, lovers, business, family, and (perhaps most importantly) your relationship with yourself. Mars also moves into Pisces and in this position we face a conflict with freedom. This is, sadly, an ironic conflict at this time considering we are dealing with issues related to human rights and justice, as well as dealing with personal freedoms at risk throughout the globe since the “solution” presented involves tracking every moment (the opposite of “freedom”), and millions are sheltering in place and questioning how and when they will move freely in their daily lives.
THURSDAY, MAY 14: While the 2020 Retrograde Season is asking you to love yourself, Mars’ entrance into Pisces is asking you to confront freedom (or lack thereof) and also to to confront yourself. This confrontation is supported by last weeks’ Super Full Moon in Scorpio where we are provided with the courage to confront the dark side of ourselves and others, as well as all of the skeletons in the closet. This lunar energy will last for weeks, and Mars in Pisces supports the same theme and emotional confrontation. Many will feel like burning the old down so they can re-emerge like a Phoenix – but this, of course, requires sorting through what to burn and what to keep. Challenge yourself to sort through your emotional closets, and know the cosmos is supporting you and providing the mental health needed to confront it all.
FRIDAY, MAY 15: The Sun trines Pluto and wants to shine a light on what is dark, what needs destroyed, and any deceit needing exposed. Mercury trines Chiron providing a wonderful time for emotional conversations and healing. This is a solid day to work things out with someone you’ve been having difficulty with. Jupiter moves into Retrograde in Capricorn providing a chance for many to expand their thinking, skills, and deepen their spirituality over the next few months.
SATURDAY, MAY 16: The Sun joins Mars and Neptune in Pisces while Venus is forming a square to Neptune that will last for the next week. While all of this Pisces energy can help us explore the depths of our subconscious and continue to sort through the skeletons in the closet, it is placement that is also conducive to escapism, addiction, and wanting to live in fantasy rather than reality. Strive for realism and responsibility today, but allow yourself some time to daydream and dig deep. Pay attention to your dreams tonight.
SUNDAY, MAY 17: The Sun moves into a harmonious position to Saturn while the “Lord of Karma” and “Father of Time” is in the quirky Aquarius constellation in a retrograde motion. This trine position lasts until Monday, and suggests more downloads/insight/data coming in as to how you can better align on your path and re-oriented yourself moving forward.
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This week the main player is the trickster Mercury in its retrograde cycle, and although this cycle began last week it is this week we feel the full force of what happens when the planet of communications, technology, and travel is out of sorts.
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MONDAY: Who turned on the FOG MACHINE? Fingers point to Neptune who is now in sextile with the New Moon in Pisces. It’s foggy, head in the clouds, and confusing energy. We’re feel pushed on the outside when we just want to focus on what’s inside and not be rushed or managed. The New Moon in Pisces occurred over the weekend, but it’s energy is with us as the week begins and we’re being asked to examine what holds us back and to dare to dream BIG.
TUESDAY: It’s important to watch for misunderstandings in emotionally delicate conversations today. It’s best to avoid such conversations all together, but if you happen to fall into one filter your speaking. The Mercury Retrograde and Pisces influences have us in a time ripe for miscommunications and misunderstandings. The FOG MACHINE is still turned on, and it’s in your best interest to focus on your business and to mind your own business. Just worry about yourself today.
WEDNESDAY: The Moon is now in the Aries constellation and Mars is action oriented in Capricorn. It’s all forward movement, but today is a horrible day for forward movement. Lay low. There are about 3-4 days of the year where the celestial create a formation with the Mercury Retrograde that make it the worst time for missed connections, breakdowns, misunderstandings, shady deals, misleading information, and a need to read the fine print. This isn’t a day for anything new – it’s a day to review what is already in existence.
THURSDAY: The Aries Moon forms a square to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and asks us to curb our impatience and chill out a bit. Instead of rushing take the time to pause, reflect, and read the fine print. In your personal interactions, challenge yourself to listen more than you speak and show patience to others. The Aries Moon is impatient and hot-headed, so be mindful of an urge to rush at others with your emotional needs and wants. Chill out a bit. (People born with a Cancer Sun really need to chill out since the Venus and Aries Moon combo will affect them strongly this week).
FRIDAY: The Moon shifts from the fiery Aries constellation into earthy Taurus, and feels at home as the day begins. This Moon energy makes us feel more comfortable in our own skin, and gives us a moment of emotional relaxation after a tense week. The Sun is in a harmonious placement to Mars (Planet of Action) in the hardworking Capricorn constellation, and Mercury (still in its retrograde cycle) is also in harmony with Uranus bringing unexpected thoughts and communication.
SATURDAY: Venus (Planet of Love, Art, Beauty) is at a square with Pluto and will cause some tension in relationships. Is the love your offering patient and kind? Venus is still in Aries and demanding instant gratification and attention, but if this is isn’t possible examine what is possible (and is it patient and kind?). Mercury continues to bring unexpected communications during its retrograde, making this a weekend ideal for hearing from an old friend, ex love, or distant family member.
SUNDAY: March begins! The Moon will shift from earthy Taurus to talkative and airy Gemini this afternoon, and bring us out of our inward focus and back into real communication with others. With the Moon at a square with Mercury we have to be think before we speak and be careful not to open old wounds or to cause new injuries.
During the February STARCAST presentation, What the Stars Say explained why the week of Valentine’s Day is a sick joke from Cosmic Cupid. Here’s a breakdown of the energies at play:
The week kicks off in the “Shadow Phase” of the forthcoming Mercury Retrograde cycle, and this phase is a time potent with miscommunication and misunderstanding. During such times, hurt feelings and arguments are more likely to result. Romantic, right?
But, wait! There’s more here because retrograde cycles are also known for prompting people to “revisit” the past, and this is why a Mercury Retrograde is as likely to bring your exes out of hiding as a Venus Retrograde cycle – they’re “revisiting” the relationship. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly thinking of a past relationship, or if a former lover reaches out to you just to “check in.” (This cycle lasts Feb. 10 – March 10).
Also happening during this week (and this “Shadow Phase”) is a challenging aspect between Venus (Planet of Love) and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) making this a time when old wounds may suddenly reappear and new injuries may occur. This is happening Feb. 9 until Feb 12, and while many people might need to explore old loves and old wounds to determine what still needs healed the experience won’t be welcomed with open arms.
The cosmic energies and movements at this time suggest disruptive, revealing and unexpected times, events, and themes in matters of love. While many people are more than ready for change and action, real change and lasting action aren’t possible until Sunday (Feb. 16) when Mars (Planet of Action) moves from its “fit and spurts” ability in Sagittarius into the “solid and lasting” action possible in the Capricorn constellation.
MONDAY: The Mercury Retrograde “Shadow Phase” has its fog machine turned up to high today. The Virgo Moon (focused on data, service, health and organization) is at odds with Mercury in Pisces (focused on daydreams, creativity, and the subconscious) and the Sun in Aquarius (focused on innovative, unity, and the future). If you feel out of sorts today, it’s no wonder with the dichotomy happening between our Luminaries (Moon and Sun) and our closest neighbor (Mercury).
TUESDAY: The fog clears today and we return to higher mental clarity as a lot of Earth energy comes in with the Virgo Moon forming harmonious angles to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. The Void of Course Moon happening during the shift between the Virgo and Libra constellation, gives us time to separate our emotional thinking from our rational thinking. This is a wonderful day to meditate, contemplate, and get some insight before the fog machine gets turned back on. Even though the Earth energy will make you want to build something solid and take action, it’s best to wait until Mars enters the Earth energy constellation of Capricorn on Sunday as well – until then, all action lacks staying power.
WEDNESDAY: The fog machine is back on, and we’re all in the thick fog of Mercury’s “Shadow Phase.” Be especially kind and gentle towards yourself and others today, because it won’t be easy for any of us with the Moon at odds with Jupiter (Luck), Venus (Love), and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”). The Libra Moon wants balance in both love and aesthetics, zero conflict, and harmony within relationships but this is extremely difficult to achieve with all of the harsh aspects at play. Libra wants to avoid conflict and confrontation, but there’s a good chance it will meet them head-on unless we are all mindful of the potentiality to hurt and be hurt today. If you are single, know that if you meet someone today you are seeing them through rose-colored glasses and projecting what and who you want to see rather than reality. This is not a day for new romance. You can work well with others today, but you won’t find it as easy to interact on an emotional level.
THURSDAY: Action is only favored today between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. when the Moon sextiles Mars (Planet of Action). The Moon is shifting between the Libra and Scorpio constellations today and is Void of Course between approximately 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (central time) – the best time for clear, rational thinking. Otherwise, this is not a day for heavy work and many of us will not feel motivated and find our actions only come in fits and spurts (thanks to Mars in Sagittarius). At the same time, a lunar shift is asking us to weigh responsibilities and relationships. Much like the symbolic Libra scales, you are being asked to examine whether these two areas are balanced or whether the scales are tipped in one’s favor.
FRIDAY: Today is not a day for drama. There’s a lot of watery, emotional energy happening and intense vibes. The Moon is in Scorpio and Mercury is in Pisces, creating a lot of Water energy and it’s a day to daydream and explore passion. However, the energy of this day is best spent going into deep fantasy, using one’s imagination, and uncovering truths. Where are you fed up with? Where are you accepting less than you feel you deserve? What isn’t sitting right with you? This is a time to deep dive into your intuitive and subconscious powers and thinking. The Uranus opposition happening with this Moon will make many people feel worried, slightly agitated, and on edge; know what these feelings are and detach from them. Choose love and wisdom over unfounded fear.
SATURDAY: If something or someone seems too good to be true today, listen to your gut. This isn’t a day of natural, strong judgment so be careful who you trust. This day continues to provide us with intense, dark, and penetrating energies from the Scorpio Moon. Feelings may betray us today, and a deep melancholy fills the air.
SUNDAY: Mars is back in action with a move into the Capricorn constellation. We can finally act, build, and push forward. However, during a Mercury Retrograde it’s best to not push forward on something new, but instead push forward on something old. Retrogrades are best spent revisiting, revising, returning to something. What’s the project or “monkey on your back” you keep meaning to finish? Today marks a great three week cycle where you can finally knock this out and be FREE of it.
Happy Lunar New Year! The new lunar / astrology year began on Saturday, January 25, and this ending and beginning theme continues in the cosmic forecast for this week.
The New Moon in Aquarius (Friday, January 24) has mobilized us and encouraged BIG DREAMS and a more universal love and compassionate way of living. Both the Lunar New Year and New Moon have brought in fantastic energy, but this week we’re tested on the implementation.
MONDAY: Venus is exalted in the Pisces constellation where the Planet of Love, Art, and Beauty feels quite dreamy and romantic. However, Venus is so close to Neptune it’s easy to be deceived, to think everyone wants the same thing as you, and to be naive. Watch for rose-colored glasses, and if you’re extending love to someone lacking emotional maturity don’t be surprised if they make a mess of it all. With Mars adding to the tension between Venus and Neptune, many will experience difficulties between thinking loving thoughts and acting upon those thoughts. For romantics, it is advised to just watch a romantic comedy rather than expecting life to be a romantic comedy.
TUESDAY: Mars in Sagittarius is fired up and ready for action and adventure, but it squares Neptune in Pisces and this creates a battle between fantasy and reality. The Moon and Venus are also in Pisces and on Neptune’s side, and this results in a tug of war between being loving and being aggressive, and living in a daydream and living in reality. Keep in mind there are many planets in Capricorn still urging us to be practical above all else, and love and daydreams so often aren’t practical. This is Earth energy and Water energy creating mud. Don’t be easily frustrated with yourself and others as you all swim through this mud today.
WEDNESDAY: Fires comes in to the mud puddle today with Mars in fiery Sagittarius and the Moon shifting into the fiery Aries constellation. Aries is the baby (first sign) of the zodiac, and “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” This baby encounters triggers and sensitive points as the Aries moon passes both Lilith and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”). Emotional battles and wounds are likely if you let the baby’s inherent selfishness and ego win. Put baby in the corner, put on your big kid pants, and lead with love and kindness today. We already have enough wounds, and this too shall pass.
THURSDAY: The Aries baby moon wants fit it all into one day; the morning snuggle, the hyperactive playdate, the new discovery, the fight over a toy, the breakdown and tantrum, then the afternoon nap. Yes, it’s only afternoon and baby has put you through the ringer. Pace yourself today, and use the action energy for practical and productive tasks because if you do this Jupiter will grant you luck. It’s a great day to send a new creation out into the world. Don’t be a baby today; be a child prodigy instead.
FRIDAY: It’s often said in brainstorming there aren’t any bad ideas. Today is a perfect day to brainstorm and let your mind really stretch without judgement or fear of bad ideas. The Sun (data, light, information) and Mercury (our thought processes) are both ‘wilding out’ in quirky and futuristic Aquarius. There’s electrical magic in the air and it’s yours to think up and grab hold of, so give yourself time to brainstorm today and accept the cosmic invitation to get weird without judgement.
SATURDAY: Venus makes contact with Pluto and Saturn, and suddenly possibilities feel achievable and real. The Moon in Taurus asks us to confirm, to measure, and to crystallize our visions and all the new thoughts and ideas we’ve been daydreaming about while Venus is in Pisces. Take time to take stock today. Taurus is practical, material, Earth energy with a focus on home. Venus is love, beauty, and art. Where do your possibilities lie in these two areas? It’s a great night to go out and meet someone new and trustworthy.
SUNDAY: The tug of war between daydreams and reality continue, but with Venus in a sextile to a Taurus Moon there’s a major focus on love and home today. It’s a great day to make your home beautiful, and enjoy time at home with loved ones. ***Bonus points if you can hang out with animals – it’s a great day to talk the dog on a walk or take a nap with a cat.
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.”
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).
“WHAT ABOUT LOVE?”
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.
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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