January 3: Mars enters Sagittarius

January 3: Mars enters Sagittarius

Bold moves, patience, and deep breaths


Mars enters Sagittarius at 1:37 a.m.

 Overnight, Mars leaves cool and calculated Scorpio for the big, bold expansive world of Sagittarius, where our drive and initiative open up to a wide range of directions and possibilities until February 16. This blends nicely with the current moon in Aries, which is ruled by the warrior planet from its new fiery position, and the two combined add a mood of enthusiasm and a go-get-it attitude as we rise to meet the day. There is a palpable shift in energy, one that urges us to seek outward conquest and instigate new opportunities. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, who’s expansive tendencies are steadied in earthy Capricorn this year, so this usually spicy Mars placement should be a little more manageable.

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The moon is sextile Venus at 7:38 a.m.

 The day’s potent emotional mood blends well with an open-minded, unconventional approach to matters of love and attraction as the Aries moon and Venus in Aquarius form a fleeting, but harmonious sextile early this morning. This is an adventurous, spontaneous mix of active fire and social air amidst a rather serious Capricornian season. Our hearts yearn to be free under our heavy responsibilities, and love finds a way. A creative energy seems to sparkle in the air as we begin the day, which lingers playfully in our conversations and connections.



The moon is square Saturn at 3:50 pm, and Pluto at 5:18 p.m.

 The tone shifts in the late afternoon, and a feeling of straining against duties and limitations sets in as the moon forms a somewhat chafing square against the heavy game-changers Saturn and Pluto. These two planets, like big bosses, require us to dial in anger and reactivity to stay the course. It’s fleeting, but a feeling of pensiveness and frustration may set in. It’s important to stay balanced, hear the other point of view, and accept any limitations we encounter at this time. We have the power of choice, and the energy to work creatively within what are likely necessary and undeniable boundaries. Deep breaths.


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