This week is filled to the brim with astrological energy – both beneficial and challenging.
So, buckle up buttercup, and prepare for some turbulence.
We begin the week with the Sun in Aquarius, and Aquarius seasons is one of my favorite seasons of the year because it allows us to break free of anything that has been holding us back and Aquarius is our personal revolution month to let go of self-defeating behaviors, relationships, careers, or groups that are holding us back.
Aquarius is not concerned with the now, it is concerned with the future and wants to leave the past behind. This might be difficult for earthy (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) dispositions, but we all (even the earth signs) have things we need to eliminate from our lives. The good news is that Uranus, Aquarius’ co-ruler, is moving through energetic Aries and gives us the boost of energy necessary to take the challenge to free ourselves once and for all. Whereas Saturn, Aquarius other co-ruler is moving through its own sign of Capricorn ensuring that we will land on solid ground if we are willing to do the work and put for the effort necessary to move forward, which gives us the green light to take risks.
In other cosmic news, we have a major lunar eclipse on Monday in fiery Leo.
Eclipses are complex and influence many areas of life, especially the political, which is why there’s a flurry of news around eclipses. We have experienced a plethora of never-ending breaking news since the solar eclipse occurred in Capricorn two weeks ago. Moreover, you can expect more political turbulence with the lunar eclipse, as well.
On the personal level, the sign of Leo involves self-focus and you will notice a lot of people that are rather self-involved over the next two weeks, perhaps annoyingly so. But all astrological positions have a purpose including the lunar eclipse in Leo. On a deeper level, this Leonine eclipse reflects a six-month period where we focus on our personal needs apart from the group. In other words, when nobody is around and when there isn’t anyone looking, who are you? And perhaps, more importantly, who do you want to be?
Now, on with the forecast…
Monday, January 21, 2019
Besides the lunar eclipse in Leo, we have a major aspect between Mars and Saturn that occurs on Monday.
First, let me say that these two planets together are very frustrating, and it will feel like you are going no place in a hurry. You may feel that people (including family members and loved ones) are discouraging your desires and they may even doubt your actions, which may lead to feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, and succumbing to your fears. Although these people may have the best of intentions, do not let them stifle your ambitions. Instead, continue to push forward and realize that slow and steady wins the race and remember the more you persevere and continue to go after the prize, you will ultimately succeed.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
You may need to put your material ambitions aside, if even for a day, as Venus and Jupiter conjoin in Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter are great for relationships but focus and self-discipline are not two keywords associated with these two planets. Instead, you may want to focus on your relationships and partnerships because Venus-Jupiter aspects tend to bring out the best in everyone and more ‘good feeling’ activities are useful to increase morale. This aspect is meant to be enjoyed, so try to have some fun today.
Your mind will be in overdrive today as Mercury in Capricorn forms a difficult square to Uranus in Aries. Thoughts and ideas will flood your mind and since this is a tense aspect, you may feel anxious and overwhelmed. You should not focus on activities that require concentration and precision and try to avoid hasty statements (the tongue tends to flap without thinking with Mercury-Uranus aspects) that you may not be able to take back. Be practice, not reactive.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
On Thursday, Mercury moves out of earthy Capricorn and moves into airy Aquarius. Mercury in Aquarius places ideas and concepts on equal footing to physical reality and this position is great for understanding patterns or how something works. Mercury, in the sign of the water bearer, likes to get to the truth and will analyze everything in order to discover it, which is particularly useful for problem-solving and making changes in your life. Mercury remains in Aquarius until February 11, 2019.
Friday, January 25, 2019
The final aspect of the week occurs on Friday when Mars in Aries forms a lovely trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Mars trine Jupiter is an extremely positive aspect. Pretty much any activity you choose to pursue will turn out successful. If you need to do something to advance your own cause, this aspect provides you with enormous foresight to achieve your goals. Take advantage of this energy while it’s available because it won’t happen again until late July.
The Moon spends the weekend moving through Libra and Scorpio and forms a few troubling aspects. Relationships may be tense, and you may feel overwhelmed emotionally. So, you may want to spend as much time as you can alone or try to avoid others as much as possible until more positive energies are available.
See you next week…