January 14: Moon in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces
Idealism and realism are two sides of the same coin
The moon in Virgo comes into a perfect opposition with Neptune in Pisces this morning, polarizing emotional pragmatism with dreams and idealism. This could be interpreted as a moment of trying to make our dreams a reality, utilizing the earthly, practical structures of routine and discipline. We could also look at this aspect as one that illuminates the need for our dreams to remain dreams, and that not everything needs to be explainable, tangible, and useful. This opposition today feels like a reminder that in our day-to-day emotional expression, we can draw from the realm of imagination to enrich our intuition and feed our soul.
The moon is trine Pluto at 7:51 p.m., and Saturn at 8:12 p.m.
A practical and considerate moon in Virgo forms a supportive and strongly cooperative trine with the slow-moving planets in Capricorn this evening, helping us have emotional clarity and calm when dealing with the great forces of irreversible change at hand. We are in some ways now being tested, forced to grow, and endure—and the mood of the Virgo moon helps us see the fine details and gradual steps we can take to make it through.
The moon is trine the sun at 10:41 p.m.
Late this evening the waning gibbous moon in Virgo forms a perfect, cooperative trine aspect with the sun in Capricorn. The luminaries, the guiding lights of the night and day collaborate to hone our awareness and bring the energies of receptivity and activity into balance. This earth trine indicates a turning point in the month, where our emotional acceptance and intelligence has come into phase with the practical action we are taking in our work, relationships, and lives in general. The lunar energy is just starting to wind down toward the new moon, so there is a sense of calm and clarity as we utilize the insights that have emerged from this month’s moon cycle.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.