January 26: Venus is square Mars

January 26: Venus is square Mars

Retreat, raw chemistry, and creative insight


The moon enters Pisces at 3:44 p.m.


The afternoon takes on a dreamy, soulful mood as the crystalline Aquarius moon surrenders to the watery, meditative waters of Pisces. When the moon returns to Pisces it often signals an opportunity to become more insular, reflective, and restful as its energies are conducive to creative imaginings and meditation. It is natural to feel like withdrawing from socializing to enjoy quiet and solitude at this time. To answer this invitation to retreat will possibly be restorative and fruitful.

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Venus is square Mars at 5:37 p.m.


The early evening hosts some interesting friction between Venus in her exaltation of compassionate Pisces, and Mars in freedom-loving Sagittarius. In synastry—the study of two birth charts for insight into relationship chemistry—a square between Venus and Mars can indicate an insistent, raw attraction between two unlikely matched people that are nevertheless drawn to one another. It can produce arguments and power struggles that often turn out to be the result of sexual tension. All this is to say, pay attention to your energies and frustrations today when dealing with a significant other. There may be more brewing below the surface of irritations and annoyances.  


The moon is sextile Uranus at 9:12 p.m.


The soulful, receptive moon in Pisces comes into a brief sextile with unconventional Uranus in Taurus tonight. This could be the opportunity for sudden insight that springs out of the quietude of meditative moments. This can be harnessed for creative projects now, taking them in an unexpected new direction. Pisces is a sign that is associated with music and the illusory world of cinema, so it could be a great night to take in avant-garde sound and film experiences.


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