January 11: Fresh Ideas
The moon enters Capricorn at 5:30 a.m., and moon void of course ends
Around dawn, the moon enters industrious Capricorn, ending its void of course that began yesterday morning, freeing us up to tackle new projects. Over the next two days, emotional displays are approached with a more restrained and cautious tone, and our comparatively serious demeanor can give others the impression that we are disinterested when we are really keeping our feelings to ourselves. Along with this, our behaviors and preferences generally wax conservative, and we are likely to reserve our energy and attention for insular connections such as family and close friends.
Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 9:19 a.m.
Mercury is sextile Chiron at 9:23 a.m.
In the morning, Mercury aligns with Jupiter in Aquarius, offering bold, original ideas, and inspiring the planning of future adventures. We can talk at greater length about our hopes and dreams. Spontaneous connections or unprompted discussions engender opportunities that might make us successful and wealthy. Foreign perspectives help us contextualize the world differently and cause us to become more open-minded about subjects we ordinarily would take a hard line on. It’s a prime day for “taking a walk in another’s shoes”.
Mercury then forms a sextile with Chiron in Aries, further improving our ability to relate to others. Unique conditions from our past that ordinarily would cause us to feel shy and vulnerable become fodder for fascinating meetings of the mind. We find that we aren’t alone in our insecurities, and with a fresh outlook on our problems, we become more inclusive and accepting of those who have been similarly ostracized or rejected.
Jupiter is sextile Chiron at 9:48 a.m.
Jupiter in Aquarius sextiles Chiron following this, offering lessons in self-acceptance. So much of what we reject in others is what we secretly reject in ourselves. Confrontations with triggering people expose our own insecurities and reveal what we have been conditioned to believe and is not possible. When we become enlightened to this trap, we are less likely to malign others for their similarities or differences. Negativity fizzles away under this influence, as we remember to have faith in ourselves and forgive the moments in which we have doubted our own potential.
The moon is conjunct Venus at 12:14 p.m.
After noon, the moon aligns with posh Venus in Capricorn, causing us to prize security in our relationships. Although moon-Venus transits typically make us social creatures, the moon is in detriment in Capricorn; its expression is less nurturing and more focused on self-preservation.
This is not to say that this influence doesn’t occasion happy social connections, simply that our desire impulses are much more contingent upon structure at this time. Instead of sweet nothings or flashy displays of affection, we bond with others now by demonstrating integrity, making solid promises, and showing up for them in a crisis.
The moon is trine Uranus retrograde at 4:51 p.m.
Towards nightfall, the moon forms a pleasant trine to Uranus retrograde in Taurus, sparking awareness of how to make lifestyle tweaks without disrupting desired stability. We may undergo a shift in our values that strengthens our priorities in relationships and home life. Surprises that occur now will be pleasant ones. We may even receive some sort of correspondence from distant relatives or friends concerning assets, property, or inheritance.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.