MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Sun in Capricorn’

Astrology of January 10th, 2017: Mixed Movement

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Today’s astrological alignments are a lively mix, to be sure, starting off in the wee hours of the morning with the Moon in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces, forcing our instincts and emotions to confront an area of injury in our lives and the often painful lessons resulting from that.  We may have had disruptive dreams as a result, and these are very worth noting.  

This was followed shortly by the Moon in Gemini trining Jupiter in Libra, magnifying whatever we were feeling.  With the Moon in Gemini, those feelings were likely to be animated and curious and the influence of Jupiter in Libra may have thrown relationship concerns into the mix, but the trine aspect promoted ease and flow between these areas, creating a potential for positive interactions with others during the early morning hours.

That said, the Moon in Gemini opposed Saturn in Sagittarius less than an hour afterward, and that may have thrown a damper on things, as the Moon in hard aspect to Saturn tends to amplify our depressive tendencies, due to heightened awareness of our limitations and insecurities, and in these signs that awareness was especially likely to impact our communication and capacity for learning and growth.  At the very least, it’s likely to have gotten the morning off to a rough start.

Late morning saw the Sun in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries, one of two major aspects for the day, which colours the entire day.  Be aware of the potential for sudden, jarring changes, including accidents, as Uranus in Aries in hard aspect to the Sun tends to make us all over-hasty.  This is a disruptive influence to be sure, but since Uranus governs futurist thinking, it suggests that it pays both to be conscious of the present moment and to think one step ahead, or at the very least to look where we are going!

This afternoon the Moon in Gemini opposes Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, currently in Sagittarius.  This gets our recent sojourn out of Mercury retrograde off to a shaky start, and is likely to make our thoughts and communication a bit agitated and rough around the edges.  Chances are that we will want to say exactly what is on our minds about something that has us worked up, but will find the timing off, or ourselves tripping over our tongues, or both.  Since the Moon enters a brief void-of-course period at this time, chances are that whatever we do or say at this time won’t amount to much, which may be just as well, given the high potential for mental and verbal errors resulting from this alignment.

The Moon enters Cancer less than an hour later, the sign which it rules, and this puts our emotions and instincts in search of home, family and friends, and security.  Cancer does have a high degree of business sense, which may help to smooth over blunders caused by our wagging tongues earlier in the afternoon, as Cancer is sensitive and good at soothing ruffled feelings.  Of course, Cancer is also good at becoming moody due to its own ruffled feelings, so we’re not entirely out of the woods just yet!  Nonetheless, chances are that we’re going to want to find somewhere comforting to hole up around sunset and soothe any hurts resulting from this jumbled day, preferably in the company of our nearest and dearest.

Finally, this evening sees the second of the two major aspects of today, a harmonious sextile between Mars in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.  While the combination of these two bad boys of the zodiac can sometimes be painful and disruptive, or at the very least intense, Mars in Pisces is already the gentlest possible expression of our energies and the sextile is the gentlest of the major aspects, so instead of being disruptive the alignment between Mars and Pluto tonight has the potential to help us a little further through the transformations that Pluto is currently confronting us with, in the least stressful way possible.  Mars’ energy combined with Pluto’s power in these two yin, receptive signs helps to balance out the agitation brought on by the Sun’s square to Uranus earlier, though it will not be without its own share of intensity.  Still, it is likely to be steadying, helping us to balance opposing energies in our lives and transform what results from that balance into what we need to attain our goals.  And that’s a decent way to bring this eventful day to a close.

Astrology of January 7th, 2017: Sympathy and Acceptance

 

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After the intensity of last night, we can all use some support from the Universe, and today has been giving us a string of aspects to do just that.  

The morning started out early with the Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces, giving us emotional grounding in harmony with our dreams and ideals.  Of course, that may have gotten the morning off to a slow start for many of us, but given that it’s a weekend in winter, that may be just what the doctor ordered – a chance to rest and recharge for a bit, and spend some time with our imaginations while Taurean pragmatism keeps our emotions grounded and ensures that we don’t get completely lost in the ether.

This afternoon the Moon in Taurus sextiles Mars in Pisces, making our energy as soft and dreamy as our imaginations, and continuing the likelihood of this being a lazy day.  That said, this is a great time for creative pursuits, as well as time spent with loved ones, as Pisces is sympathetic while Taurus enjoys good food and good company, and both are artistically inclined, whether creating or appreciating.

This evening becomes a bit less dreamy and briefly more inclined toward getting things done, though still at Taurus’ slow and steady pace, as the Moon trines first Pluto and then the Sun, both in Capricorn, giving us a dose of Capricornian dedication and the Plutonian urge toward transformation.  The Moon/Pluto trine may also amp up emotional intensity a bit, but in a far more practical and less destructive way than with some other sign/aspect combinations.  Still the Moon/Sun trine sets off a void-of-course period that lasts until tomorrow afternoon, so any desire for action should be channeled into strictly routine activities, finishing up old business or (more likely) enjoying small social gatherings.  With a sextile from the Moon in Taurus to Chiron in Pisces near the witching hour, late-night conversations may turn confessional, a time to uncover old hurts with an eye toward healing, and we are more likely to be both sympathetic and able to accept the truths we discover in this process.

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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.)

Astrology of January 6th, 2017: Radical Regeneration

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For most of the day the skies are relatively benign, with the alignment action of the day waiting until around mid-day to get started, and then favoring us with a helpful trine from the Moon in Aries to Mercury in Sagittarius.  Our emotions and instincts are bold and curious under this influence, with our thoughts and communication full of optimism and faith in our own abilities as well as in our fellows.  Of course, this starts a void-of-course period when it would be best not to follow up on some of the more adventurous impulses engendered by this combination, but thankfully that doesn’t last for long.  

Less than two hours later the Moon enters Taurus, a sign of stability, practicality, and material comfort.  Taurus is the fixed earth sign, known for both patience and perseverance, so any flightiness induced by yesterday’s jumble of impulsive aspects will quickly disappear under this influence.  Our instincts are likely to turn to securing our creature comforts, and most purchases that we make at this time are likely to be good investments.  Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, our appreciation of beauty and the arts is heightened at this time as well.

That Venusian influence is doubled-up tonight when the Moon in Taurus sextiles Venus in Pisces, creating a gentle, even languid feeling that is likely to make us more comfortable at home on familiar ground than out and about, unless of course the places we go out to are our familiar haunts – Taurus is a creature of habit, and we will want to be among familiar faces and enjoying ourselves.  This influence augurs well for creative endeavors, as well as romantic ones, and makes a great time for unwinding and luxuriating in something (or someone!) delicious.

Of course, the big monkey-wrench in all of this stable, comfortable feeling is tonight’s conjunction of the Sun to Pluto in Capricorn a few hours later, bringing the light of consciousness to our both our destructive and regenerative powers.  Hidden parts of our psyches now come forth, for better or for worse, and we are not interested in superficial interactions.  We are drawn to intense situations, and if they are not forthcoming we are likely to create them ourselves.  Given the Moon’s position in Taurus and that lovely Moon/Venus sextile earlier, we aren’t likely to have sought out truly dangerous places this evening, which is just as well, as the Sun/Pluto conjunction heightens the likelihood of criminal situations in particular turning out poorly.  Also, because Pluto deals with death and transformation, we may be called upon to repair something that has broken down, whether an actual mechanical object or a system, situation, or relationship.  Whatever it is, radical change is called for in this repair, or that which is in need of mending may not continue.

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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.)

Astrology of January 5th, 2017: Needing Balance

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I wish I could say that today is going to be an easy day, but I can’t.  Given all of the inspiring aspects that we’ve had during the past couple of weeks, the scales had to be balanced some time, and apparently that time is now.  Of course, the scales are getting balanced by an intense series of Lunar aspects hitting our emotions and instincts, so we may wind up feeling mighty unbalanced in the process before the day is done.

The day started off well enough in the very wee hours, with Uranus in Aries trining Juno, the asteroid of covenant relationships in Sagittarius, creating harmony between our individual impulses toward change and our ability to navigate mature partnerships and keep them in alignment with our ideals and personal freedom.  A few hours later, Venus in Pisces conjuncted Pallas in Pisces, enhancing our ability to enjoy navigating the patterns and networks of interconnected ideas in our lives, and to do so with flow and ease, which makes for a nice progression from the Uranus/Juno trine.

Mid-day the tension begins with the Moon in Aries squaring the Sun in Capricorn, which wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t followed soon after by the Moon squaring Pluto in Capricorn.  Any time the Moon tangles with Pluto in a challenging aspect, emotions get amped up and we can wind up feeling out of control.  In this case, the Moon being in Aries can lead to fiery tempers under the best of circumstances, and facing down a square aspect with Pluto in Capricorn means that we may find our desires being thwarted by social structures and responsibilities that we would rather throw out the window now.  And following on the heels of the Moon/Sun square, both our conscious and unconscious selves are on alert, which heightens the impact.

The impatience of this Moon is likely to be increased this evening as the Moon conjuncts Uranus, the master of sudden upsets.  Any stability we’ve managed to maintain during this afternoon’s tussle with Pluto is likely to find the rug pulled out from under us, and our emotions may land us on a roller-coaster ride we did not sign up for!  On the plus side, Aries is already a master of anticipating and reveling in newness, so this conjunction could have pleasant surprises in store for us as well.  Of course, it’s followed within a couple of hours by the Moon opposing Jupiter, which magnifies whatever we’re feeling, so at that point whatever ride we’re on is likely to be a big one.

Thankfully, a half-hour later Saturn in Sagittarius gives us something solid to hold onto via a trine to that errant Aries Moon, so the evening ends feeling a little less likely to fly out of our seats!  Late-night tonight is thus a good time to catch our breaths, and feel some support from the Universe after the intensity of the day.

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Astrology of January 3rd, 2017: Practical Hopes

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While we are still under a dreamy Piscean Moon, today’s alignments put our feet back on the ground, for better or for worse.  That process of grounding started in the early morning hours today with the Moon in Pisces sextile to the Sun in Capricorn, putting any lingering romantic feelings and instincts left over from last night in harmony with our more practical consciousness.  Several hours later the Moon sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, adding Plutonian focus and intensity to what we feel, but with less of the controlling edge sometimes present in Moon/Pluto aspects.

Around mid-day Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Venus in Pisces, aligning our thoughts and communications with our pleasures and affections, and combining a practical, goal-oriented dedication with a desire for connective, spiritual experiences.  This is a great time to work on what matters to us, whether alone or as part of a team.

All of this makes the first half of the day a good time to think and communicate about what furthers our highest goals, and take positive actions in support of those goals, since we are likely to be enjoying the process and able to feel the transformative action of the changes in our lives in a harmonious way rather than feeling unsettled by them.  This morning and afternoon carry forward the flow state from yesterday in a way that we can harness, albeit with a certain rosy-glow in our attitude that may not be entirely realistic.  Still, the optimism that these alignments bring is refreshing and well worth enjoying.  Realism isn’t always the best tool for manifesting our dreams – we need some faith and hope in order to keep ourselves motivated and feel the value in our goals enough to achieve them, and these alignments deliver!

Unfortunately, this mood doesn’t last for the entire day, though the Mercury/Venus sextile may help to soften the discomfort of this evening’s Moon in Pisces squaring Saturn in Sagittarius.  This placement of Saturn in Sagittarius has forced us to confront the shadow side of fervent belief and the divisive quality of us-versus-them attitudes when it comes to our most cherished ideals.  And the Moon in Pisces really wants nothing to do with that.  This Lunar placement is sensitive and spiritual, and it doesn’t want walls between us, and finds loud arguments disconcerting at best if not outright horrifying.  While there are certainly times for courage in standing up to demagoguery and fanaticism, tonight we may find ourselves feeling a bit raw and worn out by it all, and probably a bit depressed as well.  If it’s possible to take a strategic retreat now is a good time to do so, but if forced into confrontations that we are not yet equipped to handle we need to take a deep breath and remember that this too shall pass.  There is a time to fight, and a time to tend to our wounds, and tonight it’s important to be aware of which is which.

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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.)