The Moon is currently in Pisces as of this writing — a visionary, sensitive, creative, romantic placement generally. If you are in a time zone that lends itself to being awake while the Moon travels the last few degrees of this sign, take advantage of this extra boost to your creativity; the Moon is making a favorable aspect to a Mercury-Sun conjunction in Capricorn that is offering to help you ground your visions in structured plans you can convey to the world.
The thing is, the Moon’s aspect to Mercury and the Sun is a sextile — water to earth — which means the translation from inner dream to interpersonal communication won’t happen by itself. You actually have to take the rudder, steer the boat to land, and disembark to make contact with others.
If you were asleep while the Moon finished moving though Pisces, did you write down your dreams when you awoke? The Mercury-Sun conjunction is not exact until Friday at 3:56 am EST (we’ll likely cover it again), so its quick-witted qualities and assistance in teaching and communicating will be building until then. So, too, might a sense that something is too close to your face to see it (or more likely, see someone else’s feelings about it). There’s still a little more perspective on offer today.
Once Mercury and the Sun finish their conjunction, the Sun sets sail straight for Aquarius (which is not technically a water sign — it’s air — but its glyph is a pair of waves). The Sun enters Aquarius just before 4:52 pm EST on Saturday, Jan. 19. Aquarius is fixed air, coming at the middle of the season, ‘fixing’ it in place in a way. In the northern hemisphere, this means what Isabel Hickey calls the “clear crystal electric air of winter.”
We’ll be covering the Sun’s ingress of Aquarius in greater depth soon as well. I have to make a confession: Aquarius remains the sign I have the hardest time ‘getting’, both intellectually, on paper, and emotionally, in person. That said, there is something about the tandem work of Uranus (the modern ruler of Aquarius, which works to break up old forms) and Saturn (the traditional ruler, which crystallizes and establishes the new forms) that appeals to me.
Actually, in writing this, it occurs to me that I can appreciate how anyone significantly represented by Aquarius might need its typical/stereotypical emotional detachment to balance and navigate these processes. To combine continual shattering and crystallizing with a tendency toward emotional attachment could be exhausting.
Before we get to the Sun in Aquarius though, today we enjoy the Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn described so well by Len Wallick yesterday. As you navigate any lust emerging from your depths (along with any accompanying fear of vulnerability, or the power of receptivity), bear in mind that the Moon moves into Aries at 11:07 am EST. You may notice some quick, heated reactions or aggressive impulses.
The Aries Moon will be conjoining Uranus (surprises!) and squaring the Venus-Pluto-Juno configuration in Capricorn. You may find yourself wanting to take sudden action to resolve the tension (be it emotional or sexual). Take a breath, count to ten, and see if the grounding of all those Capricorn planets can allow you to let love (or at least your loins) prove the greater force over any upsets.