January 20: Remaining Patient
The moon is square Pluto at 12:29 a.m., and moon void of course begins
Just after midnight, the Aries moon locks into a volatile square with Pluto in Capricorn, arousing anger and aggressiveness. We might victimize others in a desire not to be victimized ourselves. The shadow we encounter at this time is a fear of our own powerlessness, the internalized belief that we can’t possibly make a difference because we are just one person.
The flipside of this influence is in proactively facing the ways we perpetuate toxic circumstances by giving credence to the idea of our lesser worth. Remember: We change our conditions by challenging our conditioning. Following this, the moon begins its void of course, encouraging sitting with this mantra in the hopes of flipping the script.
The moon enters Taurus at 10:56 a.m., and moon void of course ends
The moon’s void period lasts until right around mid-day, when the moon shifts into peace-loving Taurus. For the next two days, we are more mindful of our pacing and attuned to the five senses. Domestic interests take focus, and we enjoy impressing our nearest and dearest by demonstrating our reliability and trustworthiness.
During the Taurus moon, we feel more relaxed in familiar settings, or out amongst nature, and our mood can be greatly altered depending on our physical comfort. Self-care includes eating home-cooked meals, staying hydrated, stretching the body, and getting a good night’s sleep.
Mars is conjunct Uranus at 12:38 p.m.
After noon, Mars aligns with Uranus in Taurus, stimulating impulsive action and the desire for change. Reactive behavior stems from not getting the things we want fast enough, whether that’s success, resources, sex, or freedom. Feeling stifled, our energy is left to boil over, and we may assume that making rushed decisions will provide the stimulus needed to quicken the pace of events and bring us victory.
However, Uranus has surprises in store, and we should be mindful that we lack the solid foundations necessary to make spur of the moment deviations without expecting repercussions. While certain things do become more possible under this influence, it’s wise to remain aware that even the best-laid plans come with curveballs.
The moon is square the sun at 1:02 p.m.
Following this, the first quarter moon invites us to reflect on the intentions set during January 12’s enterprising Capricorn new moon. If our goals are to be achieved, we have to use the talents, gifts, and magic in our traditional arsenal while also keeping our eyes on our future path.
Utilize the energy of the Taurus moon to sink into a solid sense of space and place. Which tools can you use to manifest your success? Are they literal objects? Creative modalities? Is your power in the land you occupy? Then look to the Aquarius sun. What technology should you employ? Is community at your disposal? Take stock of where you are to determine where you wish to go next.
The moon is square Saturn at 7:00 p.m.
Come nightfall, the Taurus moon creates a square to Saturn in Aquarius, creating low morale. At this point, our obligations seem to keep us from our friends, family, or much-needed rest! We may have looming deadlines and all we’d like to do is relax. As is usually the case, if we are upset by a self-imposed workload, or angry at a boss, it’s much easier to take our stressful feelings out on someone closer to us unfairly. Avoid playing the blame game out of aggravation.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.