January 26: Risks and Rewards

January 11, 2021

The sun is square Uranus at 4:48 a.m.


In the earning morning, the Aquarius sun creates a square to Uranus in Taurus, generating an electrifying, unpredictable atmosphere. As we navigate the day, we should be aware we are operating at the mercy of an overstimulated ego. Sun square Uranus transits can cause us to act erratically and take unwise risks.


Although we are unlikely to go looking for trouble, we also balk at the idea of playing it safe or holding anything back, and the consequences of our actions, once set in motion, will be largely beyond our control. If we are looking to make changes in our lives, this may be just the influence we need. But if we’re ill-prepared to manage a monster of our own making, try not to create the conditions for it to achieve sentience.



The moon is sextile Mars at 5:17 a.m.


Shortly following this, the Cancer moon forms sextile to Mars in Taurus, providing focus and stamina. A better influence for play than work, this connection is best enjoyed with family and close friends, especially in domestic settings.


We are eager to convince others to join us in pursuits that we would normally take up solo, and are presented with an optimal occasion for passing on fun traditions and activities everyone can do together such as cooking a meal or crafting. Puzzles and games are an idyllic way to spend this time, because even though we are competitive and desirous of winning, we aren’t sore losers either, recognizing that the prize is the shared moments, not, necessarily, the victory itself.



The moon is trine Neptune at 10:57 p.m.


In the night, the moon creates an easy-going trine to Neptune in Pisces, a perfect time to let our imaginations run wild. Media, and music, in particular, have a strong effect on our senses, inspiring a nostalgic frame of mind. We may now opt to dig through old ephemera or photos. An interest in our past could inspire us to create art, journal our feelings, or consult our natal chart and Tarot cards for self-reflection. Lost memories could be sweetly revealed to us, as we drift in this wistful headspace.

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