Weekly Astrology Notes January 15-22, 2017

Weekly Astrology Notes January 15-22, 2017

Notes: Times shown in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Weekly Summary:

On Sunday, A day to withdraw from mundane life and connect with nature.  Excellent aspects for a hike in the woods or a mountain bike ride.  Look for an earthly path that will lead you through your inner path.  Animals are elemental forms that help guide us deep into the subconscious.

On Monday, Feeling critical and analytical with Moon (Virgo)  Helpfulness and self-discipline overcomes inadequacies.

On Tuesday, A more diplomatic and balance day with Moon (Libra).  Good for meetings and planning.

On Wednesday, Moon (Libra) is a fighter today and could create some disruptions.  Give everyone extra space, let them know you’re aware of their freedom.

On Thursday, Mars square Saturn makes it a frustrating day.  Authority figures seem unbearable and low energy prevents us from standing up for ourselves.  Also, the Last Quarter Moon means folks are in crisis mode.

On Friday, Inauguration Day.  Venus sextile Pluto gives us drive and stamina as well as a profound connection to others, a sense of collective destiny.  Very appropriate for today.

On Saturday, Moon (Scorpio) gives us intensity, stamina and passion.  Take control of your emotions today and stay focused.  Don’t bother with superficial concerns or criticizing others, focus your energy on transforming the world around you for the better of everyone concerned.

On Sunday,  Moon (Sagittarius).  Learn something new, expand your horizons.

SUNDAY 1/15
A day to withdraw from mundane life and connect with nature.  Excellent aspects for a hike in the woods or a mountain bike ride.  Look for an earthly path that will lead you through your inner path.  Animals are elemental forms that help guide us deep into the subconscious.

2:08pm – Moon (Virgo) opposition Neptune (Pisces)  A very expansive moment for the emotions.  Easy to feel lost or overwhelmed with feelings.  The boundary between you and everyone else dissolves for a time and we respond with helpfulness.  Excellent for getting in touch with nature and nature spirits.

7:58pm – Moon (Virgo) opposition Venus (Pisces)  A similar aspect as the previous, same signs.  Seeing the world through rose colored glasses helps to not see the bad side in others.  Which could be good or bad, depending on the company you keep.  Very easy to absorb foreign energies.  Stay in a safe space tonight, avoid negative people and places, bad news or politics.  Delve into fantasy instead.  A nice bonfire outside would be a great way to release and purify the excess emotional energy.

MONDAY 1/16
Feeling critical and analytical with Moon (Virgo)  Helpfulness and self-discipline overcomes inadequacies.

3:39am – Moon (Virgo) trine Pluto (Capricorn)  A strong burst of energy early in the morning that needs to be applied to earthly matters, like career and responsibility.

11:02am – Moon (Virgo) opposition Mars (Pisces)  Feeling angry and discontent, very critical of others.  Take care of your health.  The key is to be open to spirituality but keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.  Be open to new ways of doing things.

2:13pm – Moon (Virgo) square Saturn (Sagittarius)  Hard to feel satisfied with what you have, like the world isn’t taking care of you.  Self-discipline and good hygiene prepares you for growth at a later time.

10:39pm – Moon (Virgo) trine Sun (Capricorn).  Late in the evening feeling much better, creativity starts to flow.  Void of Course begins.

TUESDAY 1/17
A more diplomatic and balance day with Moon (Libra).  Good for meetings and planning.

3:16am – Moon enters Libra.  We need to be liked by others.  More diplomatic and romantic with greater sensitivity for the next couple of days.  Good time for relationships.

10:37am – Moon (Libra) square Mercury (Capricorn)  In this case, this aspect brings up a chance to use your better judgment.  Thinking is rational and balanced, good for planning.

WEDNESDAY 1/18
Moon (Libra) is a fighter today and could create some disruptions.  Give everyone extra space, let them know you’re aware of their freedom.

1:23pm – Moon (Libra) square Pluto (Capricorn)  Feeling a crisis to overcome feeling of inadequacy.  Tendency towards isolationism.  Powerful energy needs to be harnessed for healing the community instead of released in anger.  Can get a lot of work done if you stay focused.

7:41pm – Moon (Libra) opposition Uranus (Aires)  Feeling strange and in need of a change of pace.  Social anxiety can create a disruptive atmosphere around you.  Restless and hard-headed, this aspect could lead to fights.  Absolutely must give others their freedom at times like this.

11:27pm – Moon conjunct Jupiter (Libra)  Late in the evening we have a totally different attitude, very generous and want to be in a crowd.

THURSDAY 1/19
Mars square Saturn makes it a frustrating day.  Authority figures seem unbearable and low energy prevents us from standing up for ourselves.  Also, the Last Quarter Moon means folks are in crisis mode.

12:55am – Moon (Libra) sextile Saturn (Sagittarius).  Middle of the night.  Void of Course begins.

1:15am – Mars (Pisces) square Saturn (Sagittarius).  A crisis to overcome boundaries placed around us by work and society.  Both Sagittarius and Pisces want to expand, but the square makes us feel limited and unable to do so.  Brings up a lot of frustration and self-sabotage.  We are looking for an outlet at a time when self-assertion (Mars) is limited,  It’s just not a good time to assert yourself.  If you try, you may feel like the world slaps you down.

Mars square Saturn is concerned with building things to last, but it is not a good time to start a new project.  The resources will be hard to find.  The challenge today is to learn how to operate within the boundaries set by society (Mars square Saturn) and still leave room in your thinking for greater opportunities later on (Sag square Pisces).  We feel like we are in a physical prison today, the challenge is to not make it a mental prison as well.

We may encounter authority figures (Saturn) who repress us by either not recognizing our efforts or give us extra responsibility that seems unfair.  In fact it may seem like the whole world requires too much of you today.  If you have low energy, do not push yourself, just take it one step at a time.  Slow down and don’t feel the need to take on more responsibility.  Focus on what you need to do in order to sustain yourself.  Avoid unnecessary diversions, you can have more fun on another day.

1:24pm – Sun enters Aquarius.  Time to adapt and find some new friends and associates.  Our creative energies want to focus towards community endeavors, wanting to make society better for everyone.  Intellectual pursuits and entrepreneurial projects get a boost of energy.  Good time to learn something new, seek a change of pace.

2:09pm – Moon enters Scorpio.  We get moody and intense for the next couple of days.  The focus is on our partner’s emotional needs, rather than our own.  The dark side of Scorpio can bring up feelings of vindictiveness.  Good time to transform the home environment, purge negative emotional patterns, release.

2:13pm – Moon (Scorpio) square Sun (Aquarius).  Last Quarter Moon.  The pivotal moment each month when we see the fruit of our labors.  The moment when we feel the need to have achieved something of lasting value this month.  We ask ourselves, “Another month went by, was it worth it?”  We all need to feel a reward each month so we get the continuous encouragement we need to sustain ourselves.  It’s a bit of a karmic moment.  This month the square is from Scorpio to Aquarius which brings up the issue of privileged information.  We all keep things hidden (Scorpio) from our peers (Aquarius) and usually it’s for a valid reason.  But if there’s dishonesty in order to avoid sharing (Aquarius) collective resources (Scorpio), then we’re hiding (Scorpio) to avoid scrutiny from our peers (Aquarius) and our energy is locked up in that, preventing true friendship from occurring.  So this month, the Last Quarter Moon challenge is to overcome inhibitions to sharing ourselves with others.

FRIDAY 1/20
Inauguration Day.  Venus sextile Pluto gives us drive and stamina as well as a profound connection to others, a sense of collective destiny.  Very appropriate for today.

3:14am – Moon (Scorpio) sextile Pluto (Capricorn)  Intense feelings can overwhelm.

5:53am – Venus (Pisces) sextile Pluto (Capricorn)  Yet again, we have another Capricorn to Pisces sextile, we’ve been having a lot of those lately starting in late December.  4th quadrant aspects are about self-transcendence.

On this day, we have an opportunity to harness the powers of transformation, transcend the self, and make some really positive changes in our attitude.  We are attracted (Venus) to powerful forces deep within ourselves and in others (Pluto).  That’s what makes this aspect so nice.  We not only express our own qualities but also give other the freedom to do the same.  Because of this we can find a deep, honest connection with others that is not common.  We look for sincere, profound qualities in others because we are looking for the same in ourselves today.  We need to share (Venus) in the power of the collective (Pluto).  It’s not fun all alone.  We need to feel part of something that is bigger than ourselves.

At the same time, we are looking deeply within to find the source of our own regeneration and healing.  We are sympathetic, tender and kind (Pisces) towards others as there is this inherent sense that we all share a common destiny.  We find favor, rather than competition, with the power of others.  Hence the power of others does not threaten as we seek to relate to it.  Consequently, we are not interested in superficial interaction, we want to get to know others deeply.  In meetings and conversations, we want to get to the bottom of any matter.  Yet we do it with professionalism (Capricorn) and compassion (Pisces).

New relationships that starts now will have the very special qualities of healing and longevity, as well as a strong sex drive.  In fact, sexual energy is strong and passionate with this aspect.  We should all be feeling that today, especially in existing relationships.

It’s rather nice that this aspect happens on the morning of the Inauguration.  People will be in a sincere and serious mood, more passionate about life and looking to share that with others.

10:50am – Moon (Scorpio) trine Neptune (Pisces)  Emotions overflow as we feel connected to everyone.

SATURDAY 1/21
Moon (Scorpio) gives us intensity, stamina and passion.  Take control of your emotions today and stay focused.  Don’t bother with superficial concerns or criticizing others, focus your energy on transforming the world around you for the better of everyone concerned.

1:44am – Moon (Scorpio) sextile Pluto (Capricorn)  Powerful energies of transformation in the middle of the night.  Better safe at home.

3:24am – Moon (Scorpio) trine Venus (Pisces)  Deep compassionate feelings in early hours of the morning.

5:24pm – Moon (Scorpio) trine Mars (Pisces).  High energy aspect.  Good for a work out.  Release your fears, turns crisis into growth (Scorpio to Pisces trine), and be open to the subtle aspects of life and perception.  Void of Course begins, continues until early next morning.

SUNDAY 1/22
Moon (Sagittarius).  Learn something new, expand your horizons.

2:45am – Moon enters Sagittarius.  Looking for adventure for the next couple of days, not interested in the details.  We’re more idealistic and looking to improve ourselves.

8:30am – Moon (Sagittarius) sextile Sun (Aquarius)  Last sextile before the New Moon is always a great time to be with friends and share knowledge.

11:38pm – Moon (Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces)  Very open to new (Sagittarius) beliefs (Pisces) without discernment.  Curiously, that makes it hard to appreciate how other people feel, it cuts us off from the collective if we can’t overcome our emotional blocks.

Special Inauguration Day Analysis – A Change of Identity for the USA

It’s a mixture of great opportunity and great restriction.

USA
Uranus sextile Mars.  Fantastic.  The closest and most significant transit for this Inauguration.  So we consider this one the most.  This transit liberates (Uranus) the ego (Mars), gives you opportunities (sextile) to change (Uranus) your identity and direction in life (Mars).  Gives you better ability to assert (Mars) yourself, with more intelligence (Uranus).  For the USA it will do all that and bring new political (Gemini) ideas, a new lease on life, more creative expression and youthfulness.

Jupiter trine Mars.  More good news.  This is a good time to start any new project or business, especially since it activates USA’s natal Saturn trine Mars.  It practically guarantees that anything USA does now will work out well.  Good planning, foresight, and wisdom (Jupiter) flow (trine) into USA’s sense of direction (Mars).  USA wants to expand (Jupiter), take on new projects (5th house) and be more creative.  A breath of fresh air in politics (Gemini) that will help USA to smooth out international (Jupiter) relations (Libra).

Both of these aspects happen to the Moon at 18dAquarius so it’s very inspirational moment in American politics.  Activates USA’s Grand Trine.  Lots of creativity.

The USA should also get some forgiveness of past mistakes.

The Jupiter opposition Uranus aspect, the biggest aspect of 2017, the one which is heralding in a new paradigm in human consciousness, seems to fit the USA quite well.  Despite all of the restriction of the Grand Cross, it indicates that the USA will take a leadership role in bringing in this new paradigm.

Because of the synastry between the USA and Trump, these transits to Mars are a perfect fit for Trump, whose corresponding good transits will help bring all of this positive change.  It is the reason why Trump works so well for the USA right now.

That was the good transits, now for the challenging transits.

A Grand Cross is formed by transiting Saturn, Chiron and Mars on the natal Mars square Neptune.  This is going to put a ton of restriction on the USA.

Mars square Neptune is the natal aspect that causes USA so many problems.  Aggression (Mars) has no boundary (Neptune).  Ego (Mars) flows into the collective (Neptune) and America thinks it can play the lead role in everyone’s affairs.  Military (Mars) thinks it’s a great savior (Neptune) of the world.  This illusion is facing a time of critical testing.

Mars, Chiron (Pisces) opposition Neptune.  Many uncomfortable truths are brought into awareness by these oppositions.  It will be hard to believe (Pisces), or more to the point, it will be hard to overcome superstitions and preconceived notions.

Mars opposition Neptune manifests as a very weak ego, low energy and a futile act of aggression.

All of the challenges of the Grand Cross will coincide with a blow to America’s reputation.

Chiron (Pisces) opposition Neptune means the pain (Chiron) of the collective (Pisces) is felt at home (4th).  I see this as manifesting in several ways.  Chiron demands we account for the pain we have caused to humanity (Neptune) and to our home and our land.  Considering all this Neptune energy, it would not surprise me if we face judgment for what we have done to the world’s oceans as well.  In addition, the pain inflicted on the defenseless, the innocent, and the children will come into our awareness (opposition).

Note the concurrent Saturn square Chiron happening all of 2017.  This is the aspect that will bring out the pedophiles who have existed in high levels of government, the media and entertainment, and industry all over the world, not just the USA.  Here in the USA it will manifest along the 4th house – 10th house axis and will wound USA’s foundation and standing in the world.

So we see a lot of restructuring of USA’s reputation.  Loss of standing in the world.  Note this is part of the Neptune in the 10th era during which time America sacrifices itself for the rest of the world.

Neptune rules Hollywood, the land of illusions.  So this going to effect them as well.  They are having a hard time facing reality.

Saturn square Neptune.  Crisis to overcome limited beliefs.  A very confusing time.  Career goals (Capricorn) seem illusive.  Reputation declines.  Disappointment comes when reality changes your goals and there’s nothing you can do about it.  Limited leadership ability.  Honestly, it does not look like Trump will be able to make many of the changes he wants.

Saturn opposition Mars.  Scarcity of resources.  Low energy.  Weak leader.  Health problems.  Frustration at every turn.

Mars, Chiron (Pisces) square natal Mars.  This set of transits, with both Mars, the aggressor, and Chiron, the wounded healer, tells me there will be a bitter struggle characterized by the Pisces to Gemini square, which is a challenge to expand the conscious mind (Gemini) to consider all that you do not see (Pisces).  The temptation is to use the rational mind (Gemini) to dismiss anything you haven’t encountered in the past as irrational or insane, like it came from an insane asylum (Pisces).   It will be so psychologically devastating that once we learn what’s really been going, some will say they wish they never knew.

The struggle will further reduce USA’s  standing in the world (10th house).

Chiron square Mars is giving America a deep wound to it’s identity and to it’s political process (Gemini).  The harsh words and discontent (Chiron) and blatant revolt against tradition (10th house) judge (square) America’s choice (Gemini) for a new leader (Mars).

With natal Mars in Gemini we see a dual manifestation.  Some love it and some hate it.

Despite all of this upheavel, the resultant grand cross produces a lot of stability and maturity.  Millitary will be  reigned in quite a bit.

All of this leads to a Change in Identity for the USA.

Uranus square Mercury.  This is the transit that produced the vote rigging earlier in the year.  The collective is left out of the decision making process.  The issue will carry on through the next 4 years.  Uranus squares severe connections in a cold way.  Lots of change within the parties and an ongoing fight of the people to get a fair voting process.

President Trumps’ transits

Saturn quincunx Saturn.  He will be forced to make some adjustments right away.  His own internal sense of structure, how he gets a grip on reality, must change.  The situation is forcing it on him.

Jupiter square Saturn.  A somewhat challenging square that should help him a bit.  He’s going to have to change his structure and adopt some new ideas, ways of doing things.  It’s a bit confusing, like you don’t know whether you should expand (Jupiter) or contract (Saturn).  He needs to rely on the better judgment of his advisers to help him through this time.  Nonetheless, it makes him up for a challenge.  This should help him with the task of bringing more people into his life.  He just needs a bit of humility and accept that there are people with more information than him.

Uranus makes 3 wonderful transits.  They bring youth and vitality, as well as an ability to work with people younger than yourself.  But even more significantly, it that his natal Uranus, Sun opposition Moon aspects USA’s natal Mars.  So you can see how the synastry between Trump and USA is well aspected at this time.

Uranus trine Moon (4th house).  Change his instincts.  Change (Uranus) in his home (Moon).  The mere fact that he is moving to Washington DC is part of the manifestation of this aspect.  But psychologically speaking, it will give him all the ability to change as necessary to adapt to this new home.  It will give him powers of inspiration as the trine from Sagittarius to Aires is characterized as an ability to inspire others.  Jupiter sextile Moon as well.

Uranus sextile Uranus.  A transit that occurs for everyone about the same age as him, when you are 70 years old.  For him it is the pinnacle of his career.  The reasons for this is that his natal Uranus and Sun are in the 10th house of career.

Uranus sextile Sun.  This is the transit that brings the most youthfulness and vigor to his life.  Jupiter trine Sun.

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