January 4: Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus

January 4: Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus

Get grounded, self-nurture, and be ready for life’s surprises


The moon enters Taurus at 8:15 a.m.

 On Saturn’s day, the moon enters grounded, abundant Taurus, her favorite sign to be in. The early friction of the new year cools down, and emotions come more into harmony with the work at hand. This lunar shift is stabilizing, calming, and has an earthy sensibility that allows us to focus and access a bit more patience. It’s a chance to slow down this weekend after a rushed, action-packed week, and likely we are a bit tired from the back-to-work shift we are all adapting too. We can use the moon’s special position in Taurus to luxuriate, nurture ourselves, and recharge our energies this weekend. Taurus is ruled by Venus, a planetary force of love and connection, so the mood is right for speaking from the heart and being supportive.

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The moon is conjunct Uranus at 1:31 p.m.

 By the afternoon, we can expect the unexpected on the emotional front as the moon joins Uranus in Taurus. This is a bit of a bookend aspect, as it’s the same lunar connection we will end the month with. See what is coming up in the emotional awareness today, as this may be a recurring theme later on. Uranus can create a little anxiety as it brings changes that are often swift and sudden, so approach any curveballs from a patient, steady attitude. If we are honoring the self-care themes of a moon in Taurus this weekend, we can meet any surprises from a calm, well-resourced position.


The moon is trine Jupiter at 11:20 p.m.

 The late-night vibe is harmonious and supportive as the moon’s energies blend harmoniously with benevolent Jupiter. We are feeling grounded, yet optimistic about our work and growth. This is a fleeting, but helpful earth trine aspect, that restores our confidence, patience, and a sense that all is unfolding as it will. We need not be totally passive, but this earth trine is an opportunity to relax and to be more reflective and receptive this weekend.


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