January 4: Choose Our Words Carefully
The moon is trine Mercury at 11:11 a.m.
The moon is trine Pluto at 11:52 a.m.
In the late morning, the Virgo moon creates an easy-going trine to Mercury in Capricorn, helping us to make rational decisions without losing sight of the emotional nuance of situations. We can accomplish a good deal at this time by ingratiating ourselves to the right people or connecting with family and close friends in a grounded and centered way. The worst aspect of this influence is that we may take lucid thinking for granted and not use it to its fullest potential.
Following this, the moon falls into a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, providing psychic insight. We easily pick up on other’s energies and feelings now without letting their moods cloud our senses. Because we understand what others want from us, we can make informed choices as to who we lend our power to, and what causes to support with our behaviors and choices. This transit also enables us to confront fears of scarcity and inadequacy and come up with solutions for their dismantling. By apprenticing ourselves to deconstructing our shadows, we heal ourselves and those we interact with by proxy.
The moon is square Venus at 1:34 p.m., and the moon void of course begins
In the early afternoon, the moon squares Venus, creating tensions in relationships. Although these two are aspecting each other from mutable signs, the Virgo moon is much more dependent on constancy and routine to maintain equilibrium. Once we have formed a plan, we like to stick to it, which is totally counter to Venus in Sagittarius’ exploratory urges.
Our delicately curated reality may be upset by others’ thoughtless choices or unexpected pronouncements. Or, we may be pulled by these feelings internally, longing to break free of a promise or a plan we have initiated, but feeling obligated to see it through. Whether we are struggling with emotional baggage or relationship issues, we may have to sit with it for a moment, as the moon begins its void period following this transit, suggesting we pause seeking a solution.
Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 4:58 p.m.
Around nightfall, Mercury aligns with Pluto in Capricorn, giving our words potency. Exercise some caution now, as this connection can produce a variety of results. Through talk-therapy, we have the ability to extricate ourselves from toxic thought patterns and liberate repressed emotions.
We see into the heart of the matter, to identify why we have restricted self-expression and put-up walls in the name of survival. Yet we can also expose secrets and unearth trauma, and we can push others too hard to go to places they don’t psychologically want to go, ones which they have not permitted us to pry. Be careful in your communications. Our speech can be intense and insensitive, and we may think we are helping someone when we are really interrogating them. If this is the case, be prepared to apologize for coercive counsel, however innocently it was intended.
The moon enters Libra at 9:42 p.m., and the moon void of course ends
After dark, the moon enters harmonious Libra, ending its void of course. At this time, we seek the diplomatic approach, and we can become thrown off by injustices, harsh aesthetics, or crude sentiments. We may have a hard time making choices, or can rely too heavily on others’ opinions when making decisions. Strive to define balance by your inner sense of harmony, and not by external factors or social trends that can’t be predicted.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.