Prepare for the tempo of your life to accelerate this year. Communicative skills play a central role, and with good time-management you’ll minimize the potential for overwhelm. An opportunity to significantly deepen your awareness is at hand: to tap into a source of wisdom and healing that’s been buried. This may initially appear in the form of a conflict between your self-concept and wounds from past history. Your psychic depths hold treasure. Go there.
— by Victoria Emory
Your Week Ahead Astrology for Dec. 29-Jan. 3
This week we have another mid-week holiday, which will mix things up as much as any astrology might. Thankfully, we’re getting positive messages from the planets. This, as we approach first a lunar eclipse on Jan. 10 and then two days later, a Saturn-Pluto conjunction for the ages.
Remember this relatively local astrology in the context of the big stuff, which is so close to the horizon you may not be able to see it.
First, Mercury entered Capricorn overnight Saturday to Sunday, and now the entire grand conjunction is present in Capricorn for the 1/12/20 alignment. That consists of Mercury, the Sun, Ceres, Saturn, Chariklo and Pluto. Jupiter is standing guard nearby.
Mercury in Capricorn has a serious cast, which we could use a little more of here on Planet Infotainment (now we know what the “i” in iPhone stands for).
A Very Busy Mercury
Through the early week Mercury is conjunct Pholus and Quaoar (deep connection to your roots), and square Chiron and Salacia (talk about sex, and if you can’t, you’re not ready to do it). More than talking about sex, Mercury-Chiron says talk about your healing needs regarding sex; your actual history; what you struggle with; and what you actually want.
This is a very, very busy Mercury in these final days of the decade. We tend to run at the mind and avoid thought itself. All these Mercury aspects to centaurs (Chiron, Pholus) and slow movers (Salacia, Quaoar) may be astringent and sobering. The sentient mind of Mercury might be overwhelmed by so much that seems necessary to do.
Lending a hand over the weekend is the cool-headed, impersonal perspective available via the Moon in Aquarius. Use this lunar influence to take care of business with an efficient, forward-looking attitude. This Moon also encourages some of the non-judgemental, friendly engagement and goodwill we could all very much use right now.
Almanac: The Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Monday, Dec. 30, at 10:41 am EST.
The Moon enters Aries on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11:00 pm EST.
The first quarter Moon is on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 11:45 pm EST.
Mars enters Sagittarius on Friday, Jan. 3, at 4:37 am EST.
— Eric Francis Coppolino with Victoria Emory