January 6: Mars Enters Taurus
The moon is square the sun at 1:37 a.m.
After midnight, the last quarter moon invites us to reflect on December 29’s Cancer full moon manifestations. Centering on self-care is allowing yourself permission to receive support without feeling guilt. This lunation serves as a reminder that we do not live in a vacuum and we need the help of others to succeed.
Asking for help doesn’t diminish the merit of our accomplishments or make us any less self-reliant. Actually, knowing when we need support is an act of strength. We must consider others and, by this virtue, we must also compromise so that we are promoting harmony and integrity across all spheres of our life. This energy of this stubborn push-pull will be felt throughout the day.
Mars enters Taurus at 2:27 p.m.
The moon is square Pluto at 3:23 p.m.
Warrior-planet Mars enters Taurus in the afternoon, helping us use our energy more deliberately. This is no small ingress, as Mars has been traveling through its home turf of Aries since August 16 of 2020 due to its retrograde cycle—an inordinately long transit for a planet that generally moves through a single sign in about 6 weeks. We have likely felt significant highs and lows over the past few months, from bursts of energy to burnouts, high-speed intensity to stalled progress.
Mars’ entrance to Taurus is a palpable shift, suggesting we slow down and invest ourselves in efforts that may take more time to bear fruit. Yes, Taurus’ penchant for caution may create some delays, but Mars’ transit here teaches us valuable lessons about pacing ourselves and conserving our energy. Mars being the planet of attraction and sex, we are also likely to find ourselves more sensually stimulated at this time, so romance can take on a slow-burn quality, allowing us to savor our connections through heightened eroticism.
Following this, the moon squares off with Pluto in Capricorn. We may find ourselves acting compulsively, especially within relationships, as we strive for a level of perfection that is neither attainable nor truly desirable. This impulse speaks volumes about our fears of abandonment, which can bring out our inner control freak. After this transit passes, we will likely recognize that we have used harmony as a manipulation tactic to get others to act as we would like them to.
The moon is square Mercury at 9:21 p.m.
The moon is sextile Venus at 9:55 p.m., and the moon void of course begins
Come nightfall, the moon squares Mercury, amplifying communication issues. The Libra moon creates an anxious mood while Mercury in reserved Capricorn causes us to give off a judgmental impression. Subsequently, we can appear disinterested or at worst, cruel, when we are actually trying to play it cool. Attempt to be honest without being gratuitously critical. If we can check ourselves and avoid being passive-aggressive, there is a chance that real sentiments can be shared now despite the frustration present.
Fortunately, the moon’s sextile to Venus in Sagittarius helps smooth over discord by taking us out of our heads and into our hearts. During the Libra moon, anxieties tend to arise from the inability to anticipate others’ feelings. We shift to accommodate people to the point that we lose sight of our own perspective. Moon sextile Venus creates an easy flow of reciprocal affection and suggests that while life might be unpredictable, that’s part of the fun. If we meet people where they’re at instead of where we imagine them to be, we spare ourselves grief and do all our relationships greater justice.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.