January 5: Moon in Taurus trine Mercury, sextile Sun and Neptune

January 5: Moon in Taurus trine Mercury, sextile Sun and Neptune

Feeling grounded, we can reach for our dreams


The moon is trine Mercury at 7:18 a.m.

 Sunday begins with the moon in Taurus trine Mercury in Capricorn, bringing feelings and thoughts together in a harmonious way. This is a sure and steady combination, where we have the opportunity to think clearly while our bodies, minds, and emotions are integrated, grounded, and centered. Any decisions are made from a well-supported position now, with our feet planted deep into the earth. Venus rules Taurus, which is a clue that if we evaluate information from an embodied, heart-centered perspective, we are less likely to get lost in our thoughts, endlessly rationalizing unsound choices and abstract variables. Before making a decision, we can ask ourselves “how does this choice feel?”


The moon is trine the sun at 1:37 p.m.

 A powerful earth trine perfects this afternoon between the luminaries of day and night, forming January’s waxing gibbous moon. This symbolizes the harmonious balance between receptive and active energies at this time. Our emotions support our perceptions, and our perceptions support our emotions in a practical, useful manner. Energy and confidence build now as the moon fills with light, and we hit our stride with our plans and activities. The momentum is palpable, all thanks to a recharging, resetting weekend. The Taurus moon gives us reserves, and the Capricorn sun gives us the resourcefulness to move forward effectively.

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The moon is sextile Neptune at 4:15 p.m.

 The late afternoon ushers in a truly beautiful aspect; a sextile between the exalted Taurus moon and dreamy Neptune in Pisces. Too bad it can’t last forever! This is a wonderful evening for romance and creativity. We could be feeling very good right now living on a transcendental reverie of love and imagination. This aspect is soft, gentle, but very supportive. It’s a good time to express your needs and share your dreams with someone dear. It’s also a great opportunity to meditate, to enjoy a mental break, and access the soulful insights only a moon sextile Neptune space can provide.

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