Astrology of January 1st, 2017: Mentally Stimulating


Happy New Year!

Many of us may still be feeling the effects of indulgence resulting from last night’s Mars/Neptune conjunction, but the heavens have been fairly kindly this morning via three favorable aspects from the Moon in Aquarius, first in a supportive sextile to Uranus in Aries, then trined to Jupiter in Libra, and finally sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius, all in quick succession due to the continuing Triangle of Potential formed between these three outer planets in which the normally stern influence of Saturn becomes the disciplined mediator between Jupiter and Uranus calling attention to the balancing act between the desire for social harmony and the individually-fueled need for change.  Saturn here helps to pace these two, who left to their own devices would rush headlong into sudden change and blow both that desire for change and the results all out of proportion.  The Moon aspecting each of these three players brings the opportunities inherent in this configuration into focus through our emotions and instincts, and gives us great potential for diving into our New Year’s resolutions as soon as last night’s Mars/Neptune blurriness wears off (likely not until tomorrow…).

The afternoon and evening are fairly quiet in astrological terms until one minute before the witching hour Pacific Time, when the Moon conjuncts Venus in Aquarius, beginning a short void-of-course period before entering Pisces in the wee hours of tomorrow morning.  This is a great time to indulge in activities that are mentally stimulating but otherwise not too taxing.  Sounds like the perfect night to curl up with a good book.  🙂


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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)

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