January 18: Mercury is square Uranus

January 18: Mercury is square Uranus

Soulful insights and spiritual breakthroughs


Mercury is square Uranus at 12:32 a.m.

As Mercury in Aquarius comes into a square aspect with Uranus in Taurus, ideas become open, abstract, and adaptive, to meet the material needs and challenges of our times. Forces of thought and change clash in a way that induces sudden insight and challenge us to think along unconventional channels.

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The moon is sextile Jupiter at 4:45 a.m.

 The early morning hosts the moon in moody Scorpio in sextile aspect to buoyant Jupiter in Capricorn, blending emotional intensity and expansion to open new frontiers of expression. It’s a quick aspect, that lasts a few hours, but it may help us start the day feeling as though there is support available for our emotional growth. Scorpio is investigative and penetrating, digging below the surface for understanding, and Capricorn climbs and builds slowly, and the two themes blend helpfully, showing us not only what to work on, but how to work through it as well.


The moon is trine Neptune at 3:13 p.m.

 In the afternoon, the potent Scorpio moon is in a trine aspect with Neptune in oceanic and visionary Pisces. This is a powerful signature for going deep within, to a meditative, receptive state, to gain soulful insight and spiritual breakthroughs. The moon in Scorpio probes into psychological depths, and Neptune opens us up to a collective, transcendental state in Pisces. We may be feeling contemplative, and perhaps somewhat vulnerable, so some time in retreat to reflect, restore and regenerate our energy may be in order this weekend. Place your dream journal beside your bed, just in case…

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