January 16: A Gift for Strategy

January 11, 2021

The moon is sextile Uranus at 2:43 a.m.


In the pre-dawn hours, the Pisces moon sextiles newly direct Uranus in Taurus. Because many of us will be asleep, we may be able to unlock waking-life mysteries by parsing our dreams for significant codes and keys. Awareness arrives in flashes of insight, and seemingly mundane interactions can be mined for synchronicities and symbolic meaning. Following our intuition places our future in the hands of fate and chance meetings, when wrong turns and forks in the road prove serendipitous.



Mercury is conjunct Pallas at 7:00 a.m.


Come the morning, Mercury aligns with the goddess asteroid of wisdom, Pallas, in Aquarius. Between Mercury’s eye for detail and Pallas’ gift for strategy, these two super-charge our problem-solving abilities. Their merger in innovative Aquarius assists us in thinking tactically and approaching thorny particulars with a cool head.


We are, however, likely less interested in implementing our ideas, and more concerned with the engineering and science of the plan itself. We want to make sure our ducks are in a row before jumping into the fray, and we have some wiggle room now to experiment with exactly how we will set up the ducks. While today’s connection favors policy and prep work, putting our plan in motion is better left to another day, when we have more physical energy to kick-off our objectives.



The moon is sextile Venus at 9:02 a.m.


Later on, the moon forms a luxurious sextile to Venus in Capricorn, creating a lovely merger of idealism and practicality. Venus in Capricorn refines, providing us with expensive tastes, while the Pisces moon softens, heightening sensitivity to music, art, and romance. Domestic situations are improved, as are any relational activities that celebrate a degree of structure, such as anniversaries, hosting a special dinner, or planning a surprise party. This influence can help us show others that although our love is sensible, we haven’t forgotten its magic or serendipity.  

All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.