January 15: Intuition and Instinct

January 4, 2021

The moon enters Pisces at 2:17 p.m. and the moon void of course ends
In the afternoon, the moon enters dreamy Pisces, ending the void of course that began in the early morning of January 14. At this time, our intuitive powers are enhanced, but our material awareness is somewhat diminished, leaving us feeling somewhat adrift and disconnected from reality.
The moon’s transit through whimsical Pisces is ideal for daydreaming, naps, art projects, meditation, spiritual pursuits, or any work that benefits from an active imagination. For the same reason, it’s less ideal for remembering appointments, meeting deadlines, or sticking to strict plans. If we feel moody, overwhelmed, or pressured to perform, we may be tempted towards escapism in the form of drugs or alcohol, so we should be sure to give ourselves plenty of space to rest and recharge.
The moon’s transit through deep Piscean waters stimulates enhanced emotional sensitivities, and we might be surprised to find ourselves moved by displays of compassion, kind words, or beautiful music.
The moon is sextile Mars at 10:29 p.m.
At night, the moon forms a sextile to Mars in Taurus, facilitating creative practices that are grounding, dynamic, and constructive. Both Pisces and Taurus are both peace-loving signs, and moon-Mars in aspect within these domains provides an effortless flow between intuition and instinct.
While this influence doesn’t rule out sociability, it also increases the likelihood that we will find liberation in solitude. By doing our own thing without the burden of oversight or outside expectations, we feel freer to make mistakes, gaining self-reliance, and finding motivation within our personal process of experimentation. It’s a particularly good time for painting, songwriting, and other arts and crafts that value trial and error over strict technique.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.