Aquarians, 2018 is going to expand your mind, helping you relinquish outdated concepts and find even more friends and networks that support your causes. The South Node in Aquarius inspires you to let go of old concepts of Self, so you can be who you need to be in the present. The North Node in Leo asks you to pay attention to messages from partners (professional and personal), creative collaborators and children. Make time for creativity and play amidst the more serious work of making the world a better place for us all—starting with yourself.
Jupiter in Scorpio encourages you to take bold steps to find allies. Avoid control dramas, as they will distract you from your True purpose. You are unique, irreplaceable and valuable— just as everyone is. January will be a challenging month to balance these lessons—watch for important changes in your sense of self, partnerships and career choices.
Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn emphasize the importance of rest, retreat and spiritual connection. Make time to sleep as your brain processes all the changes coming your way—avoid energetic imbalance. Remember to just breathe and be. Sometimes letting go is the only way to let Spirit in.
Uranus's trine to Saturn in 2018, its entry, exit and final re-entry into Taurus (in 2019), will also initiate major changes in domestic, home and familial affairs throughout the year for you. Prepare to let go of old obligations and karmic contracts as you discover a new sense of Home or foundation for yourself, Aquarius!
February´s New Moon and July´s Full Moon in Aquarius are Solar and Lunar Eclipses respectively. Pay attention to Mega-Shifts in this period! . . . And they’re going to keep coming.
The Sky Priestess © Mother Tongue Ink 2017
In my own practice, which you can explore on my website. I use nearly 150 astrological bodies in drawing up charts. The information presented here has been highly condensed.
Blessings, The Sky Priestess © Mother Tongue Ink 2017
Heather Roan Robbins is a practical, intuitive, choice oriented astrologer, writer, celebrant, and spiritual counselor. Active for 30 plus years, she practices in St. Paul, Santa Fe, and New York City - 914.315.5001 Email Heather.
It is a wonderful time to join together and pursue a common goal as the Sun joins Venus in social, political, community-oriented Aquarius. And this weekend, a sensitive Pisces Moon-Neptune conjunction encourages us to live our ideals, or at least live in a friendly, hopeful place. Our sensibilities are heightened and we can feel vulnerable yet inspired, easily moved by our vision and sentiment. Or we can get lost in a fog of uncertainty if we choose escapism or blame instead, two other sides of the Pisces/Neptune coin.
This weekend, many of us will live out this community ideal in the women’s march for the vote proliferating around the country. A Sun-Venus conjunction in Aquarius is the perfect time feel the hopefulness and power of a communal group taking action together. Others may choose to live this out by watching football together with their chosen clan, get lost on Facebook, or take their dogs for a walk and feel the pack support.
It can really help to find our chosen group and be inspired together, because we may have otherwise grim news to work through during the rest of the week. With mental Mercury now in industrious Capricorn (and pulling away from last week’s conjunction with Saturn) we want to feel like we’re getting somewhere or else we can get depressed. While this motivation can help us churn through the work it can also leave us chewing on ourselves or each other if we don’t have a place to go with it.
On Sunday night the Moon enters impatient Aries and asks us to take that vision and turns it into action. We could spit fire early in the week. An eventful and intense Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Scorpio brings a wake-up on Wednesday (though we feel it all week long, some event may trigger our thoughts or demand a decision and asked us what we take seriously. Let’s make sure that we mean what we say, because our words will have consequence and decisions made now will be hard to change. This Mercury asked us not to get lost in our feelings but to get strategic about whatever might stir our ire.
The mood then transmutes into a more solid, stable, stubborn approach after Wednesday when the Moon enters earthy Taurus. Put one foot in front of the other.
Friday, January 19: Early morning irritation can leave us sounding brusque but spur us to make important contacts and get a lot accomplished in a short period of time as the Aquarius Moon squares Mars. The mood shifts this afternoon and becomes softer, more idealistic, if more easily overwhelmed and full of daydreams as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces, Mercury sextiles idealistic Neptune and the Sun enters collective Aquarius. Busyness can us into our evening but our mind would prefer to relax and experience magic.
Moon the square Mars 4:51 AM, Moon enters Pisces 1:26 PM, Mercury sextile Neptune 6:07 PM, Sun enters Aquarius 8:08 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 8:26 PM.
Saturday, January 20: We may have firm ideas about what we need to do and where we need to go, but find ourselves drifting or distracted by side conversations as the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces this afternoon. Because we feel unusually permeable, it is wonderful to be around people with a shared dream and be inspired by ideals. Or we may just need to float in our own world, away from others expectations. Late afternoon we may have to work around trust issues and physical discomforts as Venus semi-sextile Saturn. Don’t test relationships, nurture them instead. Rest up or rest in a dream tonight.
Moon conjuncts Neptune 1:44 PM, Moon sextiles Mercury 4:20 PM, Venus semi-sextile Saturn 4:44 PM.
Sunday, January 21: An optimistic mood can help us see beyond limitations of our ordinary thinking and have hope. Hope is the first step, by the afternoon we can feel the Moon trine Mars and shift into Aries, and hope will not be enough; we need an action plan. Watch for spikes of impatience, and make sure those spikes headed in the right direction, rather than taking them out on innocent bystanders. We may grow more opinionated as the evening wears on, but this can help us get back on track if we have been feeling pressured in a way that may have derailed us.
Moon sextile Pluto 3:22 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 4:24 AM, Moon trine Mars 6:12 PM, Moon enters Aries 11:26 PM.
Monday, January 22: Cranky moments can give us energy if we have a plan to follow, but make it hard to invent a collaborative plan otherwise, as the Aries Moon square Saturn. Don’t ask for favors until midday when the Moon sextiles Venus and the energetic flow improves. Mercury approaches Pluto and puts some big deals on the table; pay attention and do the homework rather than respond impulsively.
Moon sextile Sun 3:54 AM, Moon square Saturn 6:41 AM, Moon sextile Venus 10:27 AM.
Tuesday, January 23: People may make more of a kerfuffle that is useful as the Aries Moon squares Mercury and Pluto this morning. We want to be some part of something big and important, but can make mountains out of mole hills in the process. Sort the important from the illusion of urgency. Restlessness pushes us us to make a shift tonight as the Aries Moon conjunct Uranus. Ask how can we be more authentic while still being tactfully respectful of other people’s paths.
Moon square Mercury 8:28 AM, Moon square Pluto 11:47 AM, Sun semi-sextile Saturn 6:31 PM, Moon conjunct Uranus 9:15 PM.
Wednesday, January 24: We slow down and can consider the consequences of our actions more carefully as the Moon enters stable Taurus and trine Saturn. Decisions will be made and what we decide and say will have consequence, and will not be easy to change. Keep compassion in the heart, and the eyes on long range goals to help decide even the smallest decisions in the moment.
Moon enters Taurus 6:39 AM, Mercury conjuncts Pluto 1:49 PM, the Moon trine Saturn 1:54 PM, Moon square Sun 3:20 PM, Moon square Venus 7:35 PM.
Thursday, January 25: Be ready to get the word out, put the website up, or just have an important and liberating conversation as voluble as Mercury sextiles expansive Jupiter and the Moon opposes Jupiter. Craft with hands. Write. Just don’t expect people to move fast, and deal gently with an unspoken territoriality that can make us possessive of the last muffin, or some more substantial chunk of matter.
Mercury sextile Jupiter 4:27 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 4:49 AM, Moon trine Pluto 5:01 PM, Moon opposed Jupiter 6:40 PM, Moon trine Mercury 8:16 PM.
Don’t say it, do it. Show love through practical action. With Mercury, the sun, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all in durable Capricorn this weekend, we’ll want to see progress on our work and feel our work is appreciated. We will really appreciate it when people help us in a concrete, tangible way. Call up a politician you think is doing something right and let them know. Encourage a co-worker. And tonight, let’s down load about the week and process together, mark our little victories and think about the road ahead.
The weekend begins under a relatively upbeat and wildlife-oriented Sagittarius moon, a Moon which can help us lighten the conversation and explore possibilities in an otherwise serious time.
Over the weekend we can lust after well-organize plans and long for clear, delineated steps forward as Mercury conjuncts Saturn. With this conjunction, what we say will be taken seriously, and will have consequence. So, it’s a good time to finalize plans or have important conversations, just avoid saying anything unforgivable. The Moon joins the party in Capricorn on Sunday and as extra focus, there’s not much we can’t do once we get started. The trick will be to not feel overwhelmed by the amount of work to do, or give into midwinter blues, but instead break through the inertia and take steps toward something we want to accomplish.
And if we don’t have something solid to do, this conjunction demands a plan. It encourages our mind to have an outline, two put our goals in a linear beginning, middle, and format or make a nonlinear mind map. Make lists and check them off. In our work it furthers to have a plan, but stay flexible because so does everybody else. Be the one that has a solution to the conundrum rather than a complaint.
The weekend begins under a relatively upbeat and outdoors-ish Sagittarius moon, which can help us run errands transport tease one another about serious events and important problems, so we can lighten up the conversation and find solutions. It also can make us too restless to stay where we are. Venus and the Sun both square Uranus now through Monday and can bring up our anxiety wherever we feel stuck and infuses us with ingenuity where we feel inspired.
The shadow side of Capricorn can instigate a desire to be in control and have power over others.
But Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday reminds us of his Capricorn ideal; his “I have a dream” speech exemplifies the best of Capricorn, the ability to dive down deep within for a vision, and walk that dream to mountaintops with competence and endurance. He also models the Capricorn gifts of honor and responsibility.
The waning Moon enters Capricorn on Sunday, becomes a New Moon on Tuesday and encourages us to starts a new cycle in our work or personal direction. The dark side of this line-up with five planets in Capricorn can be major control issues or power struggles, or aches in our bones and teeth. But if we choose instead to use it with personal responsibility and look for the answers in our own life and our own path, this new Moon can initiate the next step of our road of our journey.
It’s good for us to contemplate what mountains we want to climb in the year ahead, what are our long-term dreams, and the short-term efforts we can make to get there. It can be helpful to review what we’ve accomplished in the last year. Think back on our successes small and large. Then share these with another person and ask them about their personal accomplishments, just witness for each other. An encouraging sextile between Jupiter and Pluto supports this work and can boost our confidence, and encourages us to promote one another, and forge ahead on our work.
Wednesday and Thursday bring a more political, sociable mood as the Moon enters theoretical, collective Aquarius, but also irritable undercurrents as Mars forms an itchy quincunx with Uranus while Mercury forms an equally irritating semi-square with Mar. Let’s manage our moods so we don’t set off others around us and get our prickliness back in spades. Turn that existential itchiness into propulsion for the work.
Friday, January 12: We may feel a lightning after a heavy couple of days, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lazy day. There’s a lot of work to be done, and midday minor frustrations to work around, but we also need to take a walk, stretch our legs and chuckle with one another, and grow resilience in an otherwise busy time. It furthers to talk to a stranger or in some way reach out of our familiar comfort zone under the Sagittarius Moon.
Moon enter Sagittarius at 12:04 AM.
Saturday, January 13: It’s a great day to climb a mountain or learn how to snowshoe; achieve some short-term specific personal goal, preferably one that uses the muscles, as Mercury conjuncts Saturn. Review revised plans and organize, artistically experiment and make design decisions as Venus squares Uranus and Mercury conjuncts Saturn. Without a list to check off, we can get grim. Tonight, we need to talk and may say too much as Mercury semi-squares Jupiter. Watch those tweets.
Mercury conjuncts Saturn 12:03 AM, Moon squares Neptune 12:37 AM, Venus squares Uranus 12:08 PM, Mercury semi-squares Jupiter 8:55 PM.
Sunday, January 14: If something bothers us, let’s fix it as the Moon enters industrious Capricorn, conjuncts Saturn, and sends us to work, while the Sun squares irritating Uranus and nags us to make changes. It will be hard to control the circumstances (though we may be tempted to try); rather than get irritated, let an unexpected situation inspire action.
Moon trine Uranus 1:47 AM, Moon enters Capricorn 12:42 PM, Sun squares Uranus 1:44 PM, Moon conjuncts Saturn 6:49 PM, Sun sextiles Chiron 11:59 PM.
Monday, January 15: On this last day before the New Moon, prepare. Use a dreamy, imaginative, idealistic or easily-worried (depending which way our imagination goes) semi-square between Venus and Neptune to conjure up possibilities. Let’s not let anxieties run the show, nor think that we have a clear picture of how others feel; prepare for the worst and aim for the best. Plan the first steps towards the next level of the dream.
Moon conjunct’s Mercury 12:02 AM, Moon sex tiles Neptune 1:38 PM, Venus semi-squares Neptune 2:46 PM, Jupiter semi-sextiles Pluto 9:13 PM.
Tuesday, January 16: This morning can feel heavy, we can see a fatal flaw or fly in the ointment as the Moon conjuncts Pluto. There may be a lot of behind-the-scenes strategizing and organizing before the New Moon in Capricorn, close to Venus, tonight at 7:17 PM MST. Make a decision and take a step forward at that point. Look for important announcements in the next few days. Organize, decide, or put a team together.
Moon conjuncts Pluto 3:53 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 3:57 AM, Moon sextiles Mars 1:27 PM, Moon square Uranus 2:44 PM, Moon conjunct the Sun 7:17 PM.
Wednesday, January 17: If we want to run for office, now is the time to declare on the waxing Aquarius Moon and as Venus enters Aquarius, sign of our collective community. Put a pawn forward in any ongoing strategy. Make those cold calls or reach out. People may be a little oblivious in our one-to-one relationships, because we are looking towards a farther horizon.
Moon enters Aquarius 1:31 AM, the Sun semi-squares Neptune 5:04 AM, Mars quincunx Uranus 2:37 PM, Venus enters Aquarius 6:43 PM.
Thursday, January 18: An irritable, accident-prone, yet still ambitious morning as Mercury semi-squares Mars can provoke an opportunity to heal a misconception as Mars trines Chiron. Don’t count on bureaucratic support, do offer and ask for simple mutual support.
Mercury semi-square Mars 1:54 AM, Mars trine Chiron 11:02 AM, Moon square Jupiter 5 PM.