January 2: Shining Our Light
Mercury is trine Vesta at 5:31 a.m.
Before dawn, Mercury in Capricorn forms a pleasant trine to Vesta in Virgo, making it easy to tackle creative tasks by capitalizing on communication. This is a fantastic time for making presentations or pitches, as others pick up on both our aptitude and integrity, and the love we have for what we do. By virtue of this, it’s also a great influence for instructing, educating, and coaching others—or for any study work or assignments that would benefit from increased efficiency, organization, and time management.
The sun is sextile Ceres at 7:54 a.m.
Come the morning, the Capricorn sun eases into a harmonious sextile with Ceres, the asteroid of nurturance, in Pisces. This is a favorable aspect for just about any kind of activity, from business to shadow work, to socializing, because however we spend our time, we are filled with compassion and aware that we are in control of how we choose to cultivate and express our energy.
During the sun’s transit through efficient Capricorn, our actions can be misinterpreted as ruthless, prioritizing personal initiatives coldly over the needs of others. Ceres’ appearance enables us to visualize success as a marriage of productivity and intuition, of tenacity and grace, of dedication and kindness.
In this light, we also more easily recognize the value in “loss.” Successes or achievements that didn’t arrive, or missed opportunities that we assumed would derail our progress entirely, can be viewed as events that have actually opened us up to receiving even greater, more appropriate gifts, ones that allow us to shine more authentically.
The moon is trine Mars at 2:00 p.m., and the moon void of course begins
In the afternoon, the moon trines spirited Mars in Aries, providing us exuberance and energy. Most noticeably, this transit gives us confidence, and when we feel confident, others find us attractive and fun to be around. Charisma helps us to make new friends and connects us to old ones. Exercise and sex are also favored because Mars provides increased physical stamina, and the Leo moon makes us sporty and heart-centered. Following this connection, the moon falls into a short void period, suggesting our energy is best spent pursuing creative, athletic, or romantic situations already in-progress.
The moon enters Virgo at 5:13 p.m., and the moon void of course ends
Before evening, the moon enters Virgo, ending its void of course. At this time, we more deeply associate our emotional well-being with the health of the body, and are therefore attuned to keeping our physical and mental spaces free from clutter. Habits and routines can be stabilizing, but can also cause anxiousness if interrupted. As with any Virgo-related business, make sure that focus doesn’t veer into fixation.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.