WE LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES. America always inaugurates its presidents under the civic-minded Aquarius sun. Today we can feel a stubborn face-off of personalities and ideals as the sun in Aquarius is squared by a brooding, focused Scorpio moon, with both luminaries in fixed signs. Squares create tension, but like the force of a combustion engine, that strain can propel us forward.
Thoughtful Mercury is now in efficient, if controlling, Capricorn, which helps all sides of a debate organize. Venus, Mars, and Neptune run together in sensitive Pisces, which can leave us poetic, vulnerable, and visionary on a good day, but we can easily drift into fantasy, imagining the best and the worst of what could possibly happen next.
In a week, Mars leaves sensitive, passive Pisces and enters into sharp, reactive Aries. Venus follows on Feb. 3, and the game is on. Any idea we’re promoting, any project or conflict already in the works, will catch fire. It is important to use this dreamy time to get our blueprints ready. Let’s stay connected to people doing the work that we think needs to be done.
Friday begins with meditative undertones and a sensitive heart as Venus sextiles Pluto. Saturday invokes strong emotions, but we may run low on physical energy as the Scorpio moon trines both emotional planets, Venus and Mars, in sensitive Pisces. An outspoken Sagittarius moon gives us room to unwind and vent on Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday sends us back to work as the moon conjuncts serious Saturn and enters Capricorn, giving us gumption and durability. But if we feel prone to discouragement or depression, it will help to tune into the love and compassion of Venus and Mars in Pisces and remember our connection underneath it all.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20: The day dawns with emotional poignancy; our hearts open in remembrance of what we have loved and what we have lost. Tears of all types come easily as energies, people, and even our own moods square off under a Scorpio moon. Feel a subtle strength underneath.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21: Expect strong mixed feelings and opinions; the Scorpio moon pulls us inward toward solitude while the Aquarius sun pushes us outward with civic-minded connection. Tempers get edgy later in the day; enthusiasm buoys us when all is well, but direct conflicts can get messy.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22: This day calls for us to relax, wind down, and speak openly. Though we may be tactless, everyone needs room to express themselves and be witnessed and accepted. Renew elasticity.
MONDAY, JAN. 23: Mercury sextiles Neptune and tells us to dream, whether that means we’re late for work, lost in our illusions, or have a vision to know which way to step forward. Find creative uses of imagination.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24: A new seriousness calls us to knuckle down to work this morning as the moon conjuncts serious Saturn; we notice costs, restrictions, and flaws in previous plans. Midday, irritable debates distract us as the moon squares Mars; let’s vent with, not at, each other. Organize plans after the moon enters industrious Capricorn tonight.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25: We see farther down the road and intentions become clear, but not necessarily the consequences of our actions as the moon conjuncts Mercury. Make decisions, but stay open to adjustments.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26: Morning can bring discomfort as problems get outlined while the moon conjuncts Pluto. Fresh generosity suggests a way forward this afternoon as the moon squares Jupiter. Find a common denominator.