Weekly Astrology Notes Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Weekly Astrology Notes Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Note: Times shown are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Weekly Summary: The start of 2018 and it’s a Breakthrough Week. This week we start the process of deep healing and regeneration which will get much stronger next week and culminates on Monday Jan 15 with Jupiter sextile Pluto. By the end of this week we have a lot more power and stamina than usual. You may feel like there’s a volcano (Pluto/Scorpio) inside of you, bringing up emotions and energy from deep within.

Destructive energies meant to purge old worn out patterns of behavior rise within us. They must be handled constructively. At the same time we feel more confident and courageous. All things considered, you probably feel like breaking through. That’s why I am calling this the Breakthrough Week, because that’s what we’ll be doing by this Saturday.

There amount of regenerative energy coming to the planet starting this weekend really cannot be understated. It is vital that you take every opportunity to grow in a way that brings you personal happiness (Capricorn).

On Monday, Jan 1, the Supermoon starts off 2018. On New Year’s Day, we are looking for emotional security, need to find firm ground to stand on.

On Tuesday, Sun sextile Neptune, and Venus sextile Neptune on Wednesday stimulate your creative talents, help to dissolve the ego a bit, give us a desire to be of service and get us thinking more about our place in the grand scheme of things, it’s an opportunity (sextile) to re-connect to the rest of humanity (Neptune). Two mellow and creative days to put us in the right frame of mind and get us prepared for what’s ahead in the next two weeks. And Wednesday is a great time for romance with Moon (Leo), which last through Thursday to stimulate our creative energies.

On Friday, Moon (Virgo) give us good judgment to prepare you for Saturday, when Moon (Virgo) gives us a wonderful set of complimentary aspects to go along with Mercury trine Uranus and Mars conjunct Jupiter. Saturday is truly an incredible day, tremendous opportunity for growth, this is why I am calling this the Breakthrough Week, it happens this weekend. The big aspects happen Saturday afternoon and carry over into Sunday, which is right in the heart of the grand confluence, with 8 aspects the following Monday 1/8 and Tuesday 1/9.

So this week is really just the first half of a two week report covering all of the specifics of this grand confluence and what it means for all of us.

I hope you all are paying careful attention to this moment we are living in. There is something really big going on and it’s just about to break the surface, like a volcanic (Pluto) eruption. The grand confluence at 19d Capricorn to 19d Scorpio is all about Pluto making a powerful correction to the authority (Capricorn) structure in the world. Pluto brings police actions, as well as reform, repair and regeneration. Pluto is like an iceberg, mostly beneath the surface, and the iceberg that is about to pop up is the kind that sank the Titanic. And a news event as big as that is about to happen.

I am sure many of you have been following the alternative news about the big event on December 21, coincidental with Sun conjunct Saturn (Capricorn), when Trump signed the executive order to seize the assets of people involved in serious human rights abuses. This executive order has set off a chain of events that increasingly look like we are about to see mass arrests. As of this week, there’s more people walking around with ankle braces to hide a GPS tracking device, an airplane getting called back and people getting pulled off the plane, special flights to Gitmo and a massive number of CEO resignations. It looks like we are about to see a massive police action. In addition, we are looking for disclosure of esoteric information, like UFO’s, ancient artifacts and technology that will change our perspective on a collective level.

This report is meant to be informative and to provide a meditation on the energy of the times we are living in.

Daily Summary:

On Sunday, Moon in Gemini continues to stimulate the mind, bring bright ideas, good intuition, ability to overcome inhibitions and chart your own course. New Year’s Eve brings us the Full Moon, so it’s sure to be a lively occasion, but folks will likely go home early as Moon in Cancer just after midnight has folks wanting to crawl into their shell.

On Monday, Happy New Year! It’ll be a subdued celebration and a quiet morning. The Super Full Moon in the early evening brings a need to stand on firm ground, and find a quiet place to nurture yourself, not a time to let go and loose you inhibitions.

On Tuesday, A mellow day with Sun sextile Neptune, feeling artistic, looking for find your place in the world.

On Wednesday, Moon in Leo makes no aspects today but it’s a good day for romance and recreation as Venus sextile Neptune today makes it a pleasant day, like yesterday, making it easier to find your place in the world. Another good day for artistic endeavors, artwork you do today reflects your soul. Good day for getting in touch with nature and with animals. It’s just a really great day.

On Thursday, Moon (Leo) keeps the creative juices flowing today. Then rest this afternoon as a Void of Course period lasts until midnight.

On Friday, Moon in Virgo puts us in the right frame of mind, gives us the good judgment we need to help get the most benefit from the coming Mars conjunct Jupiter.

On Saturday, There is so much life force energy flowing through our bodies today, everyone really must find an outlet for this energy otherwise you just might explode. Evolutionary forces are at work today, regenerating your soul. Today you feel like renewing your commitment to yourself to fulfill your aspirations and be the best you can be. The sudden increase in energy may make you feel like you’ve just awoken from a long period of lethargy, yet upon awakening you feel greater than when you went to sleep. Two powerful aspects, Mercury trine Uranus (third pass) and Mars conjunct Jupiter (Scorpio) combine with a powerful bunch of Moon aspects in the morning.

On Sunday, The energy of yesterday carries forth today, especially the Mars aspect, so it’s another high energy day but with Moon (Libra) giving us more balance and harmony. It is another great day. There’s no slowing down as the universal cosmic being within you continues to emerge. Powerful aspects early Monday also strongly influence today. Today the healing energy is so powerful that you really must do something communal with it, share it with the community.

SUNDAY 12/31
Moon in Gemini continues to stimulate the mind, bring bright ideas, good intuition, ability to overcome inhibitions and chart your own course. New Year’s Eve brings us the Full Moon, so it’s sure to be a lively occasion, but folks will likely go home early as Moon in Cancer just after midnight has folks wanting to crawl into their shell.

4:29am – Moon (Gemini) opposition Mercury (Sagittarius) Early morning communication becomes a challenge with Mercury opposition Gemini, hard to find the right words. Conscious thought process is short circuited by unconscious impulses. Easy to say the wrong thing. You can’t hide your thoughts.

3:38pm – Moon (Gemini) sextile Uranus (Aries). Sunday afternoon is electric, bright ideas, good intuition, able to overcome inhibitions and chart your own course. This combination of Gemini and Uranus is particularly good for the mind, insecurities dissolve when you can evolve beyond them. More psychic, able to connect to others in a profound way. Good time for social gatherings. Void of Course begins. Continues until just past midnight.

This is a great aspect to be having as New Year’s Eve festivities are just starting about now, especially on the East Coast. The Moon is still Void of Course until midnight, but enters Cancer just 10 minutes past midnight. The aspects for the Moon just after midnight have the Moon in Cancer opposing 3 planets in Capricorn, so folks will likely go home early, crawl into their shell, despite the approaching Full Moon, which occurs in the late afternoon on January 1.

MONDAY 1/1
Happy New Year! It’ll be a subdued celebration and a quiet morning. The Super Full Moon in the early evening brings a need to stand on firm ground, and find a quiet place to nurture yourself, not a time to let go and loose you inhibitions.

12:10am – Moon enters Cancer. Just after midnight and you may feel like going home and crawling into your shell, especially with the coming oppositions to Capricorn. The early challenges to Moon in Cancer on Monday morning give way to pleasant aspects on Monday evening and a warm and creative day on Tuesday. So overall it’s a nice turn of Moon (Cancer) when we feel like spending more time at home for the next couple of days to nurture ourselves.

2:26am – Moon (Cancer) opposition Saturn (Capricorn) Emotions inflexible, like a wet blanket has been thrown on top of your plans.

3:28pm – Moon (Cancer) opposition Venus (Capricorn) Not a sociable time, emotional needs conflict with social obligations.

6:24pm – Moon (Cancer) opposition Sun (Capricorn) Full Moon and a Supermoon, when the Moon is at perigee to the earth and appears larger than average. This Full Moon is like a big warm spotlight in the sky, telling us focus on the home and what brings us happiness in life, what bring security and longevity. This month’s struggle for fulfillment is all about what it takes to stand up in the world, but few of us are standing on firm ground these days, and that’s what you need this Full Moon, firm ground to stand on. The typical party environment probably isn’t going to provide that unless the party is about getting in touch with your higher self, which it could be. In fact, I will attending a healing festival on New Year’s Eve.

The need to maintain your personal integrity is essential at this Full Moon. You really need to feel like you can stand on your own if needs be and want to avoid anything that could knock you down. We crave emotional stability this evening, not open to new experiences, much more interested in a warm, safe nurturing home (Cancer) environment where we can get in touch with the important things in life, things meant to last that give us a feeling of security and bring us happiness (Capricorn).

6:53pm – Moon (Cancer) trine Neptune (Pisces) To help us get past the struggle of the Full Moon and find a quiet space to nurture ourselves, this aspect really does the job. Very warm and sensitive, open to feeling others and the subtle vibrations around us, it’s time to share yourself with someone special.

11:41pm – Moon (Cancer) trine Mars (Scorpio) And to help share yourself with someone special, this aspect really does the job. Lots of physical energy to fulfill your emotional needs (Cancer) and your partner’s emotional needs (Scorpio).

Sun sextile Neptune happening early Tuesday morning is more in effect on Monday evening. So it’s a mellow, compassionate and artistic evening as well.

TUESDAY 1/ 2
A mellow day with Sun sextile Neptune, feeling artistic, looking for find your place in the world.

1:38am – Sun (Capricorn) sextile Neptune (Pisces) The first of two sextiles to Neptune this week. A mellow aspect that stimulates your creative talents, makes you want to paint, write, draw, play music, play the drums, maybe go dancing, Neptune/Pisces rules the feet. Like all positive aspects to Neptune, this aspect inspires our creative endeavors and this is always a wonderful way to pull back the veil and find your connection to the collective. Also stimulates the spiritual nature within you, feeling more compassionate and receptive. Highly intuitive, the boundary between self and others dissolves and we can sense the thoughts of others, their state of mind. Ego energies are low, not demanding, more helpful towards others, need to be of service. This is particularly so with the 4th quadrant Capricorn to Pisces sextile, the aspect of philanthropy, so you may feel the desire to get involved with a worthy cause, help the disadvantaged.

As part of the overall set of aspects in the first half of January, this aspect has a similar effect to the Mars trine Neptune from last Wednesday, it helps to dissolve the ego a bit and get us thinking more about our place in the grand scheme of things.

3:07am – Moon (Cancer) trine Jupiter (Scorpio) Nice aspect to accompany the Sun sextile, brings good mood, good time for business.

5:43am – Moon (Cancer) opposition Pluto (Capricorn) With the Sun sextile going strong, this aspect brings a burst of energy to renew your home environment. Help folks get moving Tuesday morning.

6:11am – Uranus goes Direct at 24d34′ Aries. Continues until 2d33 Taurus on Aug 7, about 5 months. Enters Taurus on May 15, during this Direct motion period. The transition to Taurus will take a while, unlike the recent transition for Saturn. We begin a significant time for people with planets at the latter degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) as the last pass for these hard transits is now on the horizon. So please check your chart to see if this applies to you, it’s good to be aware of the dates of coming Uranus transits of this nature.

I just did some checking and I noticed that Uranus has gone Direct every December since 2009, each time a little later in the month. Last year it was Dec 26, this year it happens just after the first of the year, so in recent times Uranus Direct has been coincidental with the end of the year and plans for the coming new year.

When a planet goes Direct, plans in the works during the retrograde period are brought forth. So there is more outward activity associated with that planet once Direct motion begins. Uranus brings change and often surprises, something to bring an electric shock to the system. We all feel a desire to move forward now and make the appropriate changes in our lives. On a group level, the energy begins slowly and builds, just like the speed of the planet which moves slowly before and after going Direct.

Good timing as this Direct motion starts with this grand confluence and keeps that energy going for a while longer. Uranus in Aries has given us the rise of the spiritual warrior and we are in the last days of manifesting this new paradigm of evolution within ourselves. With all of these positive aspects at the start of the Direct motion period, and the difficult aspects like the Uranus square Pluto long gone, I see this as a time of fully expressing all of that new found spiritual warrior energy without inhibition or the difficult learning lessons of the past 6 years. So get ready for an exciting, fast paced 5 months of change. There is a lot to talk about with Uranus in Taurus and I will be doing a complete video on that in the near future.

2:46pm – Moon (Cancer) square Uranus (Aries) Looking for a change of pace, not happy with the situation and need to find independence. Void of Course begins.

11:22pm- Moon enters Leo. More creative and interested in fun, recreation for the next couple of days. And in Venus sextile Neptune adds some idealism and fantasy to make it a really good time for romance, starting a new relationship, or having some fun with an existing one.

WEDNESDAY 1/3
Moon in Leo makes no aspects today but it’s a good day for romance and recreation as Venus sextile Neptune today makes it a pleasant day, like yesterday, making it easier to find your place in the world. Another good day for artistic endeavors, artwork you do today reflects your soul. Good day for getting in touch with nature and with animals. It’s just a really great day.

9:39am – Venus (Capricorn) sextile Neptune (Pisces) A mellow but very artistic aspect. Not only does it give you the connection to the collective unconscious that you need to make art on your own, but it also gives you a great appreciate for the artwork of others because you sense the hard work and dedication it takes to develop the skill. A good day for artistic endeavors, artwork you do today reflects your soul. Good aspect for getting in touch with nature and with animals. Very intuitive and receptive, folks are in a pleasant, agreeable mood today.

Feelings take on a truly transcendental nature (Neptune and 4th quadrant). We feel the feelings of others as the boundary between us dissolves. Folks are warm and sensitive, care more about others, show more compassion and empathy, especially towards those that society has swept under the carpet. Able to overlook the bad side in others and help the disadvantaged, especially those who look redeemable. The Capricorn to Pisces sextile is the aspect of philanthropy, so you may feel the desire to give money to a worthy cause.

Venus is romantic and Neptune is idealistic, enjoys fantasy and flights of the imagination, so this aspect is sure to bring out the dreamy, romantic side in us, put a lover on a pedestal or desire the perfect lover. Usually a harmless diversion, but there is so much more going with this aspect. As part of an overall confluence of aspects that are helping you to fulfill your soul destiny, find your spiritual occupation, heal old psychological wounds and rediscover the healing aspect of your life force energy, this aspect helps you to find your place in the world (Neptune).

On Dec 25, Venus conjunct Saturn was like a Christmas present for Saturn, a warm welcome to help shake off the dust from previous cycle and get accustomed to the new cycle. Now this aspect helps us let go of disappointment, make peace with how things turned out and come to a greater awareness of the situation. Aspect is great for crying (Pisces), which is very healing, so don’t be afraid to cry. The purification will help you get in touch with your innate healing abilities. Good aspect to share the gift of healing with others, fulfills the need to be of service.

THURSDAY 1/ 4
Moon (Leo) keeps the creative juices flowing today. Then rest this afternoon as a Void of Course period lasts until midnight.

1:34am – Moon (Leo) square Mars (Scorpio) Middle of the night feeling a internal struggle between the forces of light (Leo) and forces of darkness (Scorpio).

3:34am – Moon (Leo) square Jupiter (Scorpio) More of the same, poor judgment, not a good time for business.

10:52am – Moon (Leo) trine Mercury (Sagittarius) Things flows much better by mid-morning, good intuition and communication skills lead to opportunity for growth.

3:10pm – Moon (Leo) trine Uranus (Aries). Thursday afternoon is an ambitious, very creative time, lots of bright ideas, looking to express the unique side of yourself. Void of Course begins. Continues until just past midnight.

FRIDAY 1/5
Moon in Virgo puts us in the right frame of mind, gives us the good judgment we need to help get the most benefit from the coming Mars conjunct Jupiter.

12:12am – Moon enters Virgo. This pass of Moon in Virgo is looking to be very eventful. The mutable, adaptive quality of Virgo should really come in handy during the next two days as we are all feeling the need to adjust to new circumstances. With Moon in Virgo and the regenerative energy of the Mars conjunct Jupiter (Scorpio) means we are looking for ways to improve our health over the next two days. We’re more consciously aware of how the food we eat effects us, our energy level and looking for ways to make a precise adjustment (Virgo) for improved health and mental well-being.

3:24am – Moon (Virgo) trine Saturn (Capricorn) Emotional satisfaction comes from applying yourself towards things meant to last, duty and responsibility. Good time re-evaluate your health regime, come up with plans to change some things.

8:37pm – Moon (Virgo) opposition Neptune (Pisces) We are looking to share helpful (Virgo) advice with anyone (Neptune) who will listen. Good for careful, precise exchanges between people, open to good advice.

SATURDAY 1/6
There is so much life force energy flowing through our bodies today, everyone really must find an outlet for this energy otherwise you just might explode. Evolutionary forces are at work today, regenerating your soul. Today you feel like renewing your commitment to yourself to fulfill your aspirations and be the best you can be. The sudden increase in energy may make you feel like you’ve just awoken from a long period of lethargy, yet upon awakening you feel greater than when you went to sleep. Two powerful aspects, Mercury trine Uranus (third pass) and Mars conjunct Jupiter (Scorpio) combine with a powerful bunch of Moon aspects in the morning.

These 5 Moon aspects should be considered as a whole, because they all flow into each other activating this grand confluence from Scorpio to Capricorn. So this Saturday morning is an important time in this ongoing event. Today we are hard at work (Virgo), the mind is very active. Lots of good instincts (Moon), desire to digest (Virgo) as much information as possible as we are awakening and open our eyes anew.

2:23am – Moon (Virgo) trine Venus (Capricorn) Feelings and emotions in harmony.

3:39am – Moon (Virgo) trine Sun (Capricorn) Creative energy flows, insecurities are overcome.

6:22am – Moon (Virgo) sextile Mars (Scorpio) Strong burst of energy.

6:43am – Moon (Virgo) sextile Jupiter (Scorpio) Emotions expand, helpful, forgiving and healing.

8:40am – Moon (Virgo) trine Pluto (Capricorn) Capable of using your power to make a change for the better.

3:38pm – Mercury (Sagittarius) trine Uranus (Aries) Third pass, Nov 25, Dec 10. Today we are interested in new and innovative ways of expressing ourselves. Three pass means it’s something we need to do a few times in order to get it right. This is the culmination. So, we’re taking some inspiration (Sagittarius) and incorporating that into our identity (Aries). In this case, we are looking to become part of a group effort (Aquarius) that is guiding society in a better direction. Very socially conscientious.

A good day to meet new people, we’re more open to the unusual, something different to break up the stagnant energy. Ambitious, a bit restless, looking for information. Could be a sudden change of plans for the better or desire to change direction suddenly on an inspiration. Today we are looking to get out of the house, travel and do something different. Aspect is creative (fire trine), and Mercury rules the hands, so it’s a great for any type of creative work. You want to express your unique (Uranus) qualities. Writing in particular would be a good outlet for this energy.

Uranus rules our process of evolution. With this aspect, we find the words (Mercury) necessary to enable ourselves and the group to evolve (Uranus) beyond our current circumstances. Often teachers are associated with Uranus because they give us information that enables us to do that. This aspect is really good for teaching and sharing information, particularly the type that helps you evolve (Uranus). So today you will find it easier to find a teacher or guide, or be that for someone else. Today, we all have bright ideas that we want to share with others.

4:39pm – Mars conjunct Jupiter (Scorpio) Today everyone says, I am (Mars) lucky, prosperous, well-educated, philosophical, well traveled, up to date on current events, etc, all things related to Jupiter. We identify with our perceptions which can make for some very headstrong behavior, but otherwise very inspirational.

A very high energy aspect, you will need to find a good outlet for this energy. Although the increased physical energy will need an outlet, understand that there is increased spiritual energy and it too will need an outlet. On a physical level, a good workout in the gym, a good yoga session, something like that is a must. But on a social level, you’ll be looking for something to expand you sphere of activity, something good for not just yourself but for the whole community, Scorpio means we can’t be selfish about it. And the trines to Neptune (Pisces) also indicate that this energy is not to be used selfishly, rather it flows into the collective (Pisces) where it transforms all of us, heals psychological wounds, enables us to reclaim some lost element of ourselves and makes us want to be of service to humanity.

Scorpio has passion and likes to commit, never likes to do things half way, all or nothing. The exuberance of this combination will mean folks are looking to commit to something that will bring prosperity or some opportunity for growth. But it also means you may loose sight of your limitations, in the worst case, with supporting transits, like a square to natal Pluto, this could lead to accidents.

You may feel like you have just awoken from a long slumber or time of lethargy, no matter how active you are. The increased energy brings out the rebirth part of the death-rebirth element of Scorpio. Desire to start anew, resolve to make yourself a better person. More aware of yourself as a cosmic being, you identify (Mars) with the cosmic forces (Jupiter) operating within you and seek to give direction (Mars) to your growth (Jupiter) process and to the growth process for society as a whole. This aspect makes you feel bigger by giving you an awareness that you are part of something bigger than yourself.

Able to get in touch with your own innate healing and regenerative abilities. Aspect gives rise to esoteric healing modalities. Ability to broadcast and thereby transmit (Jupiter) healing energy. Good time to explore one of the esoteric healing modalities such as Reiki, aura and chakra cleansing, Bowen Therapy, rock medicine, etc, there are so many. Just type in “esoteric healing” in youtube and check out some of the offerings.

This aspect is one of an overall set of aspects culminating with Jupiter sextile Pluto on Jan 15. All sorts of hidden and esoteric subjects are coming to the surface. In fact, given the times we live in, the recent news releases from NASA and the Pentagon regarding UFO’s, and the very nature of this series of aspects, it is practically a given that we will see at least some partial disclosure of UFO’s as well as disclosure of ancient artifacts, technology and teachings.

6:51pm – Moon (Virgo) square Mercury (Sagittarius) Saturday evening, emotions interfere with conscious thought processes, but the previous aspect pretty much cancels out the feelings of frustration. Temptation is to bit off more (Sagittarius) than you can chew (Virgo). Void of Course begins, continues until early tomorrow morning.

SUNDAY 1/7
The energy of yesterday carries forth today, especially the Mars aspect, so it’s another high energy day but with Moon (Libra) giving us some balance and harmony. It is another great day. There’s no slowing down as the universal cosmic being within you continues to emerge. Powerful aspects early Monday also strongly influence today. Today the healing energy is so powerful that you really must do something communal with it, share it with the community.

4:14am – Moon enters Libra. We are looking for harmony and balance for the next couple of days. This particular Moon in Libra contains the most incredible set of aspects, including Sun conjunct Venus and Venus sextile Jupiter. Now is the best time for relationships. The next couple of days offer us a special opportunity to make your life more whole, giving you a wholesome feeling of solidity and certainty, time to start filling in the missing pieces in your life.

8:09am – Moon (Libra) square Saturn (Capricorn) Not feeling very sociable on Sunday morning, hard to balance career and relationships. Secrets are revealed. Your true colors shine through.

That’s all for this weeks’ aspects. That’s all for this week. I want to thank my viewers for your support, I got more thumbs up on my Winter Solstice 2017 video than any other this year. Lots of good feedback so I feel like I am headed in the right direction by making these videos more of a meditation on the energy of the times. It seems that is really what makes folks satisfied.

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Benjamin Netanyahu
I haven’t been focusing on politics too much lately, but just to give a heads up in case you’ve noticed stories in the news regarding this man’s demise. It will probably happen this time. Notice this grand conjunction makes a perfect square to his natal Moon. Pluto square Moon exactly at 19d03′. The preceding Jupiter square Pluto means he’s ambitious, but prone to make a big mistake.

That’s all this week for weekly astrology notes. Thanks for viewing, sharing and for liking my video, please subscribe if you haven’t already. Many blessings and have a great day.

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