Weekly Astrology Forecast – Jan. 7-13, 2019
Hopefully everyone moved through the New Moon/Solar Eclipse gateway with plans, ideas and inspiration for what comes next in your lives. Uranus, planet of surprises, shocks and upsets turns direct (forward) today and we now have all the planets in forward motion. This is the first time in a long while that we have had so many green lights to take action, and we definitely want to use this energy while we have it!
Even our Human Design astrology is inspiring us to move forward. The Sun at Gate 54-Ambition and the Earth at Gate 53-Starting Things, makes it more unlikely that we will remain stagnant this week, as to blast off into new territory. The favored action, however, is based on a plan, deliberation, and taking a one-step-at-a-time approach. Taking action just for action’s sake will not get you anywhere. Real action is much more aligned with a great vision or dream, and that is where your twist of imagination comes into play.
This week we are definitely urged to be real, and late in the week, Neptune (planet of creativity, imagination, delusion spirituality & more) becomes more prominent across the backdrop of planetary movements, and that is where imagination, thinking differently, and writing a new story supports our forward momentum.
Let’s breakdown the week ahead:
First, the Moon moves through Aquarius, Pisces and Aries this week. Our emotional self is about being in a new wave length, being creative and taking bold action. Sounds good, right?
Monday January 7, 2019: The Moon in Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries gives us great energy and outlook to move forward with our plan of action. We may experience frustration if anything gets in our way though, so be patient if things are not working out the way you think they should. Slow down for just a minute and check to see if you can find a unique solution to any problems that show up.
Venus moves into Sagittarius today where it stays until February 3, 2019. While in Scorpio romance was passionate and intense. During her transit in Sagittarius the romantic energy shifts to adventurous and playful. Besides romance, Venus also rules money and our values. We may see some temporary good news coming in from the financial markets over the next few weeks, but don’t let that push you into over-optimistically spending or incurring debt. Remember that this year favors “cautious growth” and good stewardship of our resources. Stay aligned with your core values.
Tuesday January 8, 2019: The Moon in Aquarius today is in good relationship to Jupiter in Sagittarius. There is a perfect match to our inventive, creative sides and our optimistic and growth oriented sides. Today is a good day to see things differently. Rise to a higher level in order to change your perspective on things.
Mercury in Capricorn squares (challenges) Mars in Aries today. Our minds are sharp and there are few filters between what we think, our mouths and what we want to take action on today. Try not to get caught up in arguments or disagreements. Recognize that your own inner conflict may be arising through things that your mind is focused on. The best way to avoid taking wrong action, is to breathe and then decide on what course of action to take. This is not a good day to be abrupt, make snap decisions, or allow your anger to get the best of you. Instead breathe deep, take your time, get outdoors and avoid conflict whenever you can.
Wednesday January 9, 2019: The Moon is void-of-course from 8:53 am PT to 11:43 am PT. That means we avoid starting anything new or making big decisions during that time. The VOC ends with the Moon’s move into Pisces and then we can let our creative ideas flow and let intuition guide our actions. The Moon and Uranus are in a good relationship today and we might be surprised by some of the inspiring creative ideas that are coming to us. This might be a good day to try new things, but be prepared for some ups and downs – nothing horrible, just a little bouncy!
Later in the day the Moon in Pisces squares Venus in Sagittarius. We may feel pulled in different directions. The Moon in Pisces more dreamy and cautious, but Venus in Sagittarius is ready to go and boldly adventures forth. Rather than just jumping into something, wait for things to get a little clearer.
Thursday January 10, 2019: Today may be a mixed bag sort of day. This morning the Moon in Pisces is in great relationship to Mercury in Capricorn and things seem to be running smoothly. This is a great time to establish understandings with those around you that can be mutually beneficial and last for the long-haul. During the afternoon the Moon and Saturn team up and we experience a “cooling” in the the energy of the day. The best way to deal with the energy of the afternoon is to keep it simple. The last part of the day and into the evening the Moon conjuncts Neptune and we are back to more pleasant dreams and musings.
Friday January 11, 2019: The Moon in Pisces turns Void-of-Course at 6:25 am PT until Saturday morning at Midnight. That makes most of the day today one for batting “clean up.” This won’t be a good day to start anything new, so clean off your desk, finish things that have been left undone from the week, relax, meditate or take the day off!
The last aspect the Moon makes before going into void is a sextile to the Sun, suggesting that we go with the flow and not resist what is happening around us. Taking it easy and letting things happen will let opportunities continue to grow that are already underway.
Saturday January 12, 2019: While you slept, the Moon moved out of Pisces and into Aries fundamentally shifting the emotional energy for the weekend from peaceful, dreaminess to action-oriented “let’s do this!” The pace of the weekend definitely picks up, and later in the day the Moon will conjunct Mars, the ruler of Aries. Here is when we want to watch out for confrontation and conflict. Rash moves, overblown feelings, emotional conflict, and anger can be lurking around the corner, so it is a good day to take it easy and not push, or be pushed, too far. Similarly, don’t let high energy push you in where angels fear to tread — overconfidence can get you into hot water. Count to ten, then go ahead.
Sunday January 13, 2019: The day begins with the Moon in Aries squaring (challenging) both Mercury and Saturn in Capricorn. Are you stuck in old patterns of behavior, thinking or being? If so, make a break through! Avoid staying stagnant in anything, yet taking deliberate action is much better than just striking out and doing anything just to break the tension. Later today the Moon will be in a better mood as it aligns with optimistic Jupiter. Maybe spend some time with friends today doing things you love.
The Moon will also square the Sun today and we come to the first crisis point since the New Moon Solar Eclipse on January 5, 2019. This is the Crisis of Action, and we may see that there are stumbling blocks in getting our goals accomplished. The test is whether you give up on your goals or do you find the path of flow that leads you closer to where you want to be? Sometimes it takes a few tries before we get where we want to be. Be willing to adjust your goals, but don’t give up.
Today we come to the first pass of Jupiter square Neptune. This transit repeat two more times in 2019 and is one where we must be careful to detoxify our environment. And by environment I mean your body, your relationships, your thinking, and even your beliefs. Take care not to get drawn into schemes by less than scrupulous people. This is a time to really hold to your intuition and not get blinded by things that other people tell you. Do your own due diligence before doing anything out of the ordinary.
I wish everyone a blessed week! ~ Janet Hickox