by Heather Roan Robbins
We’re for a green light, like horses stomping at the gates waiting of a race, and maybe stepping on one another’s toes in the process as a Mars-Jupiter trine brings up our entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to get into the game refreshed or get back to our goals, whether those are professional goals, a personal crusade or New-Year’s health resolutions as a mental Mercury conjuncts Pluto asks us to look at our challenges square in the face, not to get depressed, but so we don’t just settle.
This post-holiday work binge can be hard on our relationships, We have to watch whose toes we step upon. Our connections need, not a lot of time or obligation, but a little extra sensitivity and love as Venus semi-squares Saturn. The busier we get, the more our near and dear ones (young and old, two or four footed) need an occasional moment at the center of our attention to unpack thoughts and get some support.
So enjoy one another’s company as the weekend begins under a sociable Libra Moon. On Sunday, as the Moon enters broody, introspective, and sometimes misanthropic Scorpio and calls us inside ourselves for a moment of solitude and a chance to refocus on our own priorities, remember to check in with beloveds. Let’s communicate our needs rather than expect them to guess what happened. Notice body language, and reach out to connect with a touch and waft of the heart. We’re unusually intuitively receptive now as the Sun semi-squares Neptune, so we don’t want to overwhelm with too much (we’ll just get grumpy) but are able to open ourselves to the positive side of sensitivity.
Also, check in on those who tend to brood or whose inner world is rocky, as it’s possible to get lost in that rumble room of the soul if we don’t keep up our filaments of connection.
We also may need to help one another with some outside challenge, whether it is new fiscal restraint or safety during difficult weather, when Mars squares Saturn early next week. We may also feel our energy or immune system is a little low and needs support. New projects may run into resistance and frustration, but this isn’t a stop sign, it’s a chance to refine the work and learn some key lesson. Notice a certain tightness, both muscular and political, as forces push off on once another. Redirect any “us against them” or “age versus youth” oppositional illusions and invite help to solve the problems. Diversity is vigorous; we’re much more dynamic together than we are in conflict.
Go soft on Monday, push as little as possible and tend some sudden assignment; do what needs to be done, Wait until Tuesday to push the pawn forward and begin a new chapter. On Wednesday Venus enters Capricorn and sextiles Neptune, offering a pragmatically intuitive and creative approach, but we have to tune into it to tap its sublet inspiration.
Friday, Jan 4: The mood is tactful and determined, so use a little honey to soothe the way as resolute Mars trines expansive Jupiter under an egalitarian, peace loving Libra Moon. Assertive works while aggressive backfires. We’re open to positive leadership this morning, but nothing will tick people off like blatant unfairness or being forced to witness other people’s arguments as the Moon squares Pluto. Tonight we may want to connect but work or low energy can challenge our plan as Venus semi-squares Saturn. Hang in there.
Saturday, Jan 5: A wandering day where different needs pull at our attention and confusion wants to wrestle. Enjoy the meander, but don’t get caught into the cross winds. Talk out odds and ends and tend to relationships in peaceful moments this afternoon; evening grows muskier and tauter as the Moon enters Scorpio.
Sunday, Jan 6: Navigate this internal, intense, uncertain day with care. Most of the action happens under the surface and behind the scenes. A Mercury–Pluto conjunction brings our mind deep, either to investigate, find our power, or just stare in the mud, it’s our choice. All while a Sun-Neptune challenge tempts us to escape instead. But we can choose to harness Neptune’s imagination to help our search instead. Our souls may feel tired tonight as the Moon conjuncts Saturn, but notice the strength underneath.
Monday, Jan 7: If people are in a mood, keep conversation to the point and give them a wide berth. Restraint is needed; a wrestling between opposite elements can produce good results if we believe it’s possible. Don’t bother complaining; just does the work, slow and steadily. Breath through frustration, tend health, send love where possible.
Tuesday, Jan 8: Moods lift, people become more transparent and flexible, an adventurous spirit encourages progress as the Moon enters Sagittarius. If a new honesty brings up fresh issues, respond with equal honesty rather than defense. Keep opinions private, they will probably need to be reworked later. Ease into the next chapter.
Wednesday, Jan 9: The day holds paradox, easy with lumps of trouble, use the smoother places to build momentum, and build camaraderie along the way as the Sagittarius Moon forms a series of minor but surmountable challenges. A gentle creativity and intuitive sensitivity become more evident as the day progresses; drop below the busyness to feel it. Notice a temptation to make emotional assumptions, and step aside.
Thursday, Jan 10: Review last year’s work and make decisions about the year ahead under this dark Moon in Capricorn. A lingering discouragement improves as we organize and break things down into manageable chunks as Mercury semi-squares Neptune, though we may also need to feed our spirit with spiritual practice. Implement a creative approach. Be interested one another’s work.