So, this week we have a powerful astrological aspect that will be active throughout 2019 – Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. This energy will affect us throughout the year, and it is one of the astrological backdrops to keep in mind.
Now, I am going to be blunt and say that I am concerned about this aspect, especially with the heavy Capricornian influence in the cosmos right now. Capricorn reflects the need to take responsibility for our lives – meaning we need to deeply look at what is happening in our lives, the choices, and decisions we made to get us to where we are currently (and this may involve swallowing some bitter pills), and the hard work necessary to get us to where we need to be. However, we often try to escape personal responsibility by casting blame on others, whether it be our bosses, our parents, the community we live in, the government, or opposing energies that are blocking us from getting what we want, and Jupiter square Neptune may add to our self-inflicted victimization.
One feature of Jupiter square Neptune is unbridled optimism. You know, the belief that there is a magical cosmic Santa Claus that is going to give us what we want, and even though we may wait and wait for it to happen magically, St. Nick is going to arrive, possibly at the 11th hour, and give us our miracle. The self-help movement calls this magical thinking, and although I’m a big supporter of using magic to achieve results, I also believe that magic requires effort and action on our part. We need to take control of our lives and be willing to do whatever it takes to get to where we want to be. Santa doesn’t cause miracles, we do.
This week we need to proactive use Jupiter square Neptune and have faith and inspiration in life, but we need to ground them by accepting reality. Rather than looking for a redeemer to fix our problems, struggles, and difficulties, we need to accept our current station in life and create viable strategies for improvement. Otherwise, the harsh reality that Santa doesn’t exist can lead us to depression and apathy. It’s time to rise above the perpetual victim mindset and become our own hero.
Now, on with the forecast…
Monday, January 7, 2019
This week starts off with Venus moving (finally) out of Scorpio and into fiery Sagittarius. After months of dredging the depths of your relationships, you will seek new opportunities to be inspired and intellectually stimulated. Sagittarius is the sign of the great adventure and while Venus is in the sign of the archer, discovering new potentials and possibilities will keep the relationship exciting. The more effort you put into exploring new things with your partner, the more your relationship will remain fresh. Venus remains in Sagittarius until February 4th.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
You may need to watch your mouth on Tuesday because Mercury square Mars can lead the tongue into tense discussions and arguments. You may be irritated or frustrated by those around you, and you may feel the need to speak your mind, often regardless of the consequences. Try to hold off until the energy of Mercury-Mars has passed, which will be the beginning of next week.
The Moon spends the first half of the day in inventive Aquarius and forms an exciting sextile to Uranus. It’s a great day to do something different and think outside the box. The Moon will move into emotional Pisces mid-afternoon and forms a square to Venus. You may feel agitated by others, and it may be best to do something solitary during the evening hours.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Moon continues to move through Pisces throughout the day and forms opportunistic aspects to Mercury and Saturn. It’s a great day for creative work or doing anything artistically inclined. Later Thursday, the Moon conjoins Neptune, which is a powerful time to get in touch with your feelings.
Friday, January 11, 2019
On Friday, we have our third significant aspect of the week when the Sun makes its annual conjunction to Pluto. Use this energy to repair or transform anything that has broken down, including relationships. Sun-Pluto aspects allow you to dig deep beneath the surface and gives you the power to understand things on a deeper level. You can then use this insight to resolve problems or issues in your life. Additionally, avoid individuals that you feel are trying to control you.
Besides the Jupiter-Neptune square I previously discussed, Mercury will conjoin Saturn in Capricorn on Sunday.
You should approach this weekend with caution and may need to revise decisions you have previously made. Mercury conjunct Saturn is excellent for mental based work that requires accuracy and precision.
The problematic side of Mercury-Saturn is that you will have difficulty communicating or expressing yourself to others and you may need to push away negative self-talk at this time.
See you next week….