THIS IS A WEEK OF ADJUSTMENTS and the real beginning to the work of 2017. Invoke the serenity prayer — change what needs to be changed, accept what cannot be changed, and pray for the wisdom to know the difference — as the sun conjuncts powerful Pluto and squares ingenious, catalyzing Uranus. Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde.
We have a lot to do and deal with, and may not feel like doing so. Our emotions occasionally well up, leaving us feeling uncertain with Venus and Mars now in Pisces. Our minds are brought back to what we sulk over, grieve for, and growl about as the sun conjuncts Pluto. Next week takes our minds back out the other side and asks how can we feel empowered again and where can we find new inspiration.
On Friday, a feisty Aries moon can make us irritable, but it can also push us out of our nests. Through the weekend, we may feel opinionated but indecisive. Accident-prone, we’ll need more time for delays and technical snafus. If tension looms, listen to the feelings underneath — the real cause of the disturbance in the force.
To ease this tension, reach for the comforts of this weekend’s Taurus moon and get grounded. On Sunday, as Mercury turns direct, the flow of thoughts and actions improves, but we may have to adjust the plans we’ve made. Early next week, a Gemini moon helps us communicate, multitask, and reconnect. Stay loose and ready to adjust as our emotional and logistical landscape shifts while beautiful Venus semisquares Uranus.
We get an infusion of determination midweek as militant Mars sextiles Pluto, which gives us the energy to start 2017, but can also rattle some spears. Like a small terrier barking at a pit bull, some people respond to unnecessary hawkish comments. Venus conjuncts Neptune on Thursday and brings in a dreamlike quality, but whether those dreams are good ones is up to us.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6: Impatient speed can break us out of a rut as the Aries moon trines Mercury. Shift to slow and steady midday as the moon enters Taurus. We can imagine disasters while the sun conjuncts Pluto and are encouraged to honor our highest priorities.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7: Questions of power haunt headlines. Souls long for purpose and direction, but everything may feel like it’s swirling in place. Turn discouragement into determination laced with patience. Be gently honest and build trust.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8: The mood shifts as Mercury turns direct and the moon enters verbal Gemini. The communication flow improves. What has been hidden begins to be revealed. Talk it all out tonight.
MONDAY, JAN. 9: We’re finally ready to look ahead, though this may not put us in the best of moods as the moon squares Venus. Listen to a tough wake-up call as a fog of illusion dissipates — now we can get to work.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10: Be flexible, think fast, and adjust plans to respond to potentially shocking new information as the sun squares ingenious, change-producing Uranus. When the world feels edgy, people respond with self-protection as the moon enters sensitive Cancer tonight.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11: We hunger for appreciation. Although we may feel easily flooded by feelings, we hit a groove on practical matters as motivating Mars sextiles Pluto. Keep power dynamics clean and sidestep manipulative people.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12: Emotions flow while our practical mind knuckles down with new efficiency under a Cancer full moon. People can get anxious if they feel out of control, but relax when they know the challenge is being handled. www.roanrobbins.com