January 29th – February 4th, 2018

The astrology for this week of January 29th through February 4th intensifies mid-week and crescendos with the Lunar Eclipse and a major shift in the energy as we lift our eyes up to the distant horizon.

The week begins with us feeling inspired. We may have a sense of a spiritual infusion. Our emotions are heightened, and it would be wise for us to concentrate on the sanctity and sanctuary of our home life rather than the frenetic activities occurring in the world at large.

As the week progresses, we might prefer to stoke the home fires, concentrate on our own personal projects and ride the expansionary waves of our future rather than address our responsibilities or deal with past matters. Our sentiment may be one of ‘that was then, this is now’.

With a focus more on our future than our present, we can initiate new projects and do so with a reasonable template that is well considered even down to the details. What we have to be wary of would be any attempt to ‘rush the river’.

Life, like a river, has times of dramatic cascades and rushing rapids, other times of slow meandering and imperceptible stillness. There are times when we need to apply the brakes in order for us to temper our actions and be in synch as co-creators with the universal unfolding.

The latter part of the week provides the energy to fine tune, tweak and reconfigure.

The weekend may be a time to get together with friends and that special someone in our life. We do have to be wary that we are not extravagant or over generous. There is no sense in digging ourselves a hole, especially since we may feel as though we had just gotten out of one.

Monday, January 29th – Sweet, Dreamy Comforts of Home – Pluto, Lunar Grand Trine, Neptune, Jupiter. We begin this week with the Cancer Moon and with the Moon today opposed Pluto and the Moon triggering a Water Grand Trine as the Cancer Moon trines Neptune in Pisces and the Moon trines Jupiter in Scorpio. The day may be slow starting, and we might prefer to stay around home and take care of matters of a personal nature. Our sensitivity is turned up, and someone might play on our good nature and compassion to involve us in their own personal thing or have us go out of our own way to assist someone else. We have to be wary that we are not being played and taken advantage of. If we have things to do out in the world or responsibilities we need to attend to, we could feel battered and bruised as a result. This Monday is a day when our compassion is heightened. If we can benefit another, we are likely to do so. Let’s just be careful that we don’t give so much of our self that our service becomes self-sacrifice. It would be wise to keep in mind the proverb: ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’.

Tuesday, January 30th – Maze to Center – Lunar T-Square, Uranus, Mercury, Mars. Tuesday continues with the Cancer Moon with the Moon today triggering a Cardinal Sign T-Square as the Cancer Moon squares Uranus in Aries and the Moon opposes Mercury in Capricorn. The Moon then moves into Leo where today the Moon trines Mars. If we allowed ourselves to be taken advantage of yesterday, then we might feel on this Tuesday as a punching bag with a sense that our life is more reactive to people, incidents and circumstances rather than a proactive stance of embracing our power, taking machete in hand and carving our own path, or at the least standing up for our self. During the early part of this Tuesday, we could be putting out various fires, some of which are of our own making, others a result of other people’s actions. We may be all over the place in the first half of this day, and we might feel as if lost in a maze. As the day progresses and the latter part of the day, we can feel stronger in our own convictions and more concerned about our own matters rather than anybody else’s affairs. Since this day can be extremes of reaction and action, it would be suggested that we take time to consider how we often get into a pit by our compliance and accommodation. Sometimes our desire to please can be to our own detriment. Fortunately, the tide shifts, and we can become more focused on our own projects and our own personal forms of expression. We get something of a second wind later on this Tuesday and become less of a sad sack.

Wednesday, January 31st – Who Would be King, Queen – Leo Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Lunar T-Square, Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury Aquarius. Wednesday gives us another Supermoon with the Leo Full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse. The Moon triggers a Fixed Sign T-Square with the Moon opposed both the Sun and Venus both in Aquarius, and the Moon square Jupiter in Scorpio. Mercury exits Capricorn to enter Aquarius and in so doing Mercury ends the Capricorn Stellium and creates an Aquarius Stellium as Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in the Fixed Air Sign. The tides are high on this Wednesday, and we might feel that we are being given an even greater push to find our voice, express our talents and widen the reach of our involvements. As we end this month of January, we are moving from a strong concentration on our goals and ambitions with attention to the specifics and moving towards considering our options and our alternatives and the possible trajectories for our future. This day and the Eclipse impact may provide a lot on our plate in regard to our options and our alternatives. We could have a better sense of the world being our oyster. What we do have to watch for is the balance between our old societal mindset of being in control of our circumstance and the increasing evidence of the paradigm shift where things can occur in a most random and unexpected manner. This can be an exciting time when we breathe in the broad range of possibilities, some of which might seem at the outset as impossibilities. As Richard Bach writes in his classic book Illusions, the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah: “The original sin is to limit the Is. — Don’t.”

Thursday, February 1st – Get Your Motor Running – Uranus, Moon Void-of-Course, Mars, Saturn. The early morning hours of this Thursday has the Leo Moon trine Uranus. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for over eight hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon finishes its transit of Leo and before the Moon moves into Virgo. Late in the day, the Virgo Moon squares Mars and the Moon trines Saturn. The day begins with us either looking to something other than our routine or putting a unique spin on our usual responsibilities. We are feeling pumped and wanting to express our creative talents. We might be looking at engaging something new and different, but whatever we take on it has to provide us a forum with exciting opportunities and being able to put our individual mark on things. As the day progresses, we can be more attentive to the details of our plans. What we have to avoid is trying to do too much, take on too many things and in the process hastily move things along whereby we could skip over important details. Even if we have gotten ourselves tangled up in a mess by being too quick on the draw, the end of the day allows us to put things in their right perspective, in their right order.

Friday, February 2nd – Say it Ain’t So, Phil – Neptune, Pluto. Yup, today is Groundhog Day and many of us may be hoping that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow and that we are in for an early spring. Good luck with that one! Friday continues with the Virgo Moon with the Moon today opposed Neptune and the Moon trine Pluto. We could be incredibly astute with astonishing foresight today, or we could be highly confused. This is a day when we need to keep in mind both the big picture and the little picture — see the overall plan and the particulars that make up the whole. We do have to avoid being judgmental, either of other people or of our self. We might be overly critical today and that would tend to slow us down and mess up our works. We can look at the specifics but not lose sight of the overall. As the idiom warns us, this is a day for us ‘not to lose sight of the forest for the trees’. The key to making this an effective day is to prioritize our interests, draw upon a visualization of what we want to accomplish and the way in which we wish to accomplish it, and then take things step by step. Distractions and overly critiquing our efforts can have us running around in circles, questioning ourselves and exhausting ourselves. Why go there?, when this day can be an exceptionally productive day and we can accomplish a great deal with an orderly and best practices approach.

Saturday, February 3rd – Jupiter, Moon Void-of-Course, Mercury, Mars. The Virgo Moon sextiles Jupiter in the early morning hours of this Saturday. The Virgo Moon then goes Void-of-Course for fourteen and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon finishes its transit of Virgo and before the Moon enters Libra late in the day. Mercury sextiles Mars. We might start the day with a burst of energy, our ‘to do’ list in hand and with us ready to check off the various items on our list without much of a sweat. Our conversations today can be captivating as we offer suggestions and give ideas regarding how best someone can expand their interests. Whether we have in depth knowledge of a subject or not, we may present ourselves with authority and as unquestionable. This is a day when we might be thinking of distant travel, planning our trips for getting out of Dodge. Much of the energy today can be conceptual, talk without much walk. In the evening hours, we might choose to get together with that special someone or attend pre Super Bowl Sunday parties.

Sunday, February 4th – Super in So Many Ways – Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Sun, Venus, Jupiter. Today in the US is Super Bowl Sunday and the championship football game for the NFL season. This Sunday has the Libra Moon with the Moon today square Saturn, the Moon sextile Mars and the Moon trine both Mercury and the Sun. Venus squares Jupiter. This Sunday can be a major party day whether we’re interested in football or not. There are two liable problems to this day. One is indulgence where we can overdo in our ingesting of food, imbibing of drink or some other form of gluttony and excess. Too much today might not seem quite enough. The other problem, and perhaps one only for people in the States, is the tendency that after this Super Bowl Sunday we find ourselves in mid-winter with some heavy duty winter doldrums setting in. While social interactions can be great fun on this Sunday, it would be important that we not overdo. It is also suggested that we have some plan of action for our winter involvement that we can pick up or reenergize to get us through the winter. We don’t want cabin fever or to watch the clock waiting for the winter to be over. And, please, let’s leave the politics out of today. It seems there’s nowhere to run to, nowhere to escape, nowhere to hide from rabid political opinion entering into every segment of recreational enjoyments.