January 9: Pursuing What Has Value
The moon enters Sagittarius at 3:15 a.m., and moon void of course ends
The moon is sextile Mercury at 6:15 a.m.
In the early morning hours, the moon enters Sagittarius, providing us with idealism, vision, and long-range perspective. Our emotional equilibrium depends on how free we feel to ask questions, explore our environments, and challenge our hitherto to accept notions of our place and purpose in the world. Over the next two days, it’s natural to seek out experiences and connections that inspire and pique our curiosity, but we should be mindful of overextending ourselves or wasting our resources, as we are more likely to begin a variety of projects and pursuits than to see any in particular through to the finish line.
Come the morning, the moon creates an auspicious sextile to Mercury in Aquarius, stimulating the higher mind. This connection makes us inquisitive and excited to get to know new people. Interviews and long-distance correspondence are favored activities, as well as research. We may not be the most focused now, but our enthusiasm is infectious, and we are keenly interested in the people and places we encounter, eager to learn about our surroundings without putting others under a microscope. Our genuine interest is apparent through casual conversation and an informal, laid-back approach, making people more likely to open up.
Venus is trine Mars at 7:53 a.m.
Following this, Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Taurus form an easygoing trine, a fine influence for dating and relating. At this time, we bond with others through sharing our goals, “prospects”, and five-year plans. We prefer romance to have longevity and staying power, opting to date sensibly, choosing partners who share our ambitions. If we are already romantically involved, this influence could signify making some sort of joint investment to solidify the relationship through the sharing of assets.
The harmonious alignment of feminine Venus and masculine Mars also does us some favors in the bedroom by enhancing our sensual nature and our appreciation of beauty; although we are more likely to desire intimacy with those who have already demonstrated their reliability. This is also a perfect aspect for any creative projects that hinge on discernment and an eye for quality. Decorating, sculpting, and working physically with your hands are favored activities.
The moon is trine Chiron at 11:59 a.m.
The moon falls into a trine with Chiron just before noon, granting healing through self-revelation. Past hurts are visualized through a new lens, illuminating that hardships have taught us valuable lessons about ourselves and helped us to be more compassionate towards others.
We are better equipped to recognize how difficult relationships in childhood may have stemmed from incompatible parental or familial ideologies, and can forgive these differences in perspective without faulting them for their human desire to model your understanding of the world after their own. We can reestablish faith in our identity and opinions by reframing our differences as unique strengths.
Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 7:17 p.m.
After nightfall, Mercury aligns with Saturn in Aquarius, a transit that can play out in a few ways. We can apply ourselves mentally to just about anything now, able to work our way through difficult tasks as if we are solving a puzzle. Logic and patience aid us in overcoming challenges.
However, this transit can also make us feel somewhat isolated inside our own intellectual box, creating a sense of loneliness and disconnection from those around us. We may simply prefer solo work now, but we also risk falling into disparaging or critical thinking. The same tendencies that cause us to think logically also cause us to second guess our intuition, stimulating self-doubt. If you find yourself falling into negative thought loops, seek out the wisdom of elders or mentors who can help get you back on track.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.
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