January 29: Over-Looked and Under-Appreciated

January 11, 2021

The moon is inconjunct Pluto at 3:36 p.m.


In the afternoon, the moon creates an unnerving inconjunct to Pluto in Capricorn, causing us to act irrationally. The Leo moon craves appreciation and emotional warmth, yet in our periphery, we are subtly aware of a looming psychological threat to our happiness. Whether or not this threat will actually materialize remains to be seen, but, faintly, conditions cry out for assessment and interrogation.


We would naturally prefer to keep things light, but the day’s charisma is dampened as we struggle to contextualize the source of our worry. What we desire may not be what we actually require at this time. Outside appreciation won’t automatically confer security, as we wrestle with the idea that real security can only be found within.



The moon is opposite Mercury at 5:53 p.m., and the moon void of course begins


Before nightfall, the moon opposes Mercury in Aquarius, creating a disconnect between our feelings and intellect. We wish to discuss our more unorthodox and rebellious ideas, which may not vibe too well with those who simply want us to play up our role as the entertaining friend.


When others need cheering up, they seldom wish to be thinking critically, and we might sense at this point that, the way we speak and the things we want to talk about are somewhat of a downer to those who just want to get through the day. This makes us feel self-conscious and causes us to retreat in a dramatic, moody fashion characteristic of the shunned lion.


The moon begins its void of course following this, so it may be irrelevant to try to connect with others and “fix” the problem, as it will only exacerbate our wounded pride.



The moon is inconjunct Venus at 6:39 p.m.


Shortly afterwards, the moon creates another perplexing inconjunct, this time with Venus in Capricorn, magnifying this feeling of being over-looked and under-appreciated. We are desirous of respect, but also want to express our truest feelings. Some who we wish to impress may be put off by our methods of relating, and while we attempt to win their favor, we find it almost impossible to reach them.


If we were thinking clearly, we would see that these “missed connections” are perhaps not our people, as they cannot hold space for our authentic personality. For the time being, we may still aim to get them to our side, potentially because they represent either the lost love of a family member or past intimate partner.



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