January 25: Standing in Our Truth

January 11, 2021

The sun is sextile Chiron at 2:29 a.m.


In the early morning hours, the Aquarius sun forms a sextile to Chiron in Aries, causing wounded aspects of the psyche to be illuminated with the intent of inner child healing. Reflecting on bittersweet moments of past vulnerability offers awareness of the courage and strength dormant inside ourselves.


Subsequently, this better equips us to hold space for others by celebrating their unique gifts or eccentricities. It’s possible to encounter acrimonious people now who act as catalysts for our growth; and by challenging their assumptions and standing in our truth, we validate our worth in the act of self-declaration. Remember that we liberate both ourselves and the collective by upsetting the narrative around our pain.



Venus is trine Vesta retrograde at 5:12 a.m.


Right around sun-up, Venus in Capricorn forms a constructive trine to Vesta retrograde in Virgo, creating an atmosphere that feels full of possibilities. Creative and artistic inspiration is especially aroused now, but any nature-adjacent hobbies such as gardening or planting are also highly ideal. If your passions do not lie in these modalities, never fear.


The best quality of this aspect is that it has the effect of boosting our mood while we’re going about our mundane work. Work feels like play, and play feels purposeful. We easily connect with those who share our interests, helping us find suitable friends and partnerships. As this transit is the dominant influence on the day’s energy, perhaps wait to kick off new projects until after the moon leaves its void of course.



The moon enters Cancer at 10:52 a.m., and moon void of course ends


Before noon, the moon slips into compassionate Cancer, ending the void of course that began late last night. Over the next two days, as the moon travels through its domicile, we will also prefer being on our own home turf. While we are protective of our territory and kin at this time, self-care is our most critical task, as we risk becoming moody and defensive if we fail to prioritize our personal wellbeing. Sensitivity is a hallmark of this transit, so allow yourself a good night’s sleep, a cathartic cry, or a hearty meal that will soothe your soul.



The moon is square Chiron at 9:46 p.m.


During the night, the moon squares off with Chiron, offering an interesting counter influence to the day’s beginning. We might inadvertently re-traumatize ourselves at this time, most obviously because we have chosen for whatever reason to dig back in our memory banks for evidence of past hurt or wrongdoing. Although we might have been provoked into this headspace by hurtful insinuations from family or friends, this is generally a self-imposed trap that we prolong by allowing ourselves to spiral into self-destructive loops.   

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