January 19: Moon sextile Pluto and Saturn

January 19: Moon sextile Pluto and Saturn

Duty, soul work, and fiery enthusiasm


The moon is sextile Pluto at 2:18 a.m., and Saturn at 3:19 a.m.

 Through the early hours of the morning the moon in pensive Scorpio makes a sextile connection to Pluto, and Saturn in sober Capricorn, adding an appropriately deep and tacit mood to the enactment of the duties and responsibilities we have on our plates at this time. Because these aspects occur while most of us are sleeping, they may take shape and form in our dream symbolism, helping us to integrate our understanding overnight.

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The moon is sextile the sun at 1:22 p.m.

 In the afternoon, the moon in emotive Scorpio comes into a sextile aspect with the sun in Capricorn, forming the waning crescent phase of the lunar cycle. Our energies are slowing down, turning inward, as the cycle comes closer to completion. The fixed and concentrated form of the water element represented by Scorpio blends in a powerful and complementary fashion with Capricorn, the cardinal sign of earthly power, authority, and mastery. It is an auspicious time just before these two luminaries change signs that they collaborate by blending deep emotive awareness with pragmatic perceptions. Soon, the mood will shift again for the season.


The moon enters Sagittarius at 2:41 p.m.

 By the late afternoon, the moon leaves the dark, mysterious waters of Scorpio for the enthusiastic fires of optimistic Sagittarius. The emotive mood of the moment heats up, turns outward, and becomes livelier and more expressive again. The moon is now co-present with Mars in Sagittarius, activating drive and initiative to focus on a broad, expansive field in the outer world of culture, knowledge, and travel. Our emotional yearning turns away from the shadows for now, to seek, to discover, and to know universal truths.

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