A period of strategic withdrawal is in order, to intentionally work through overwhelm. Dive inside and give your emotions the respect and room to move that they deserve. Stuffed feelings, over time, generate an inhibiting, accumulated backlog that most people function on top of. Your birthday chart says that you’re ready to release built up pressure. Attention to resolving past histories is the name of the game this year, and that includes taking steps to create the living environment you require to feel safe.
— by Victoria Emory
Your Weekend Astrology for Jan. 3-5
Mars enters Sagittarius today at 4:37 am EST — putting a fiery, motivated planet in a fiery, friendly sign. This is an independent Mars, the kind that wants to explore without restrictions and have fun getting physical, whether outdoors (or in the gym) or between the sheets.
Mars in Sagittarius can at times get so caught up in its desire to try lots of new things that it dissipates its energy. Yet this is less likely under our current sky. The overabundance of Capricorn planets (including Cap’s ruler: Saturn, lord of limits) is offering a strong sense of your foundations, boundaries, and most ambitious goals.
Saturn and Pluto combined (their conjunction is exact Jan. 12) have been doing plenty of excavating, showing you where to focus your most important release and restructuring efforts. Channeling the optimism and intellectual curiosity of Mars in that direction could yield real results, as Mars in Sadge loves digging into a good challenge. Its harmony with the Aries Moon today says, “Let’s go!”
We’re also inching closer to the Jan. 10 eclipse. If you have some free time this weekend, it’s an ideal time to get real about the direction your life’s compass is pointing toward — and any trajectory adjustments you need to make.
On Saturday, the Moon enters Taurus at 11:15 am EST. Taurus Moons are persistent, emotionally aware, and enjoy life’s finer pleasures. If you can roll with any surprises that may crop up, you’ll be in an ideal position to harness some good ol’ Taurean persistence as the Moon harmonizes with all those ambitious Capricorn planets. After a day of sustained effort, allow yourself an evening of sensual relaxation or a social gathering — with good food either way.
— by Amanda Painter
Almanac: The Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11:15 am EST
Mars enters Sagittarius today, Jan. 3, at 4:37 am EST.