The work week is off to a high-flying start with the Moon in fiery, opinionated Sagittarius. It’s aided and abetted by cooperative connections to mental Mercury and action hero Mars, suggesting an ease of forward motion — at least until 5PM ET, when the Moon goes void of course with a sigh. Get it off your desk by then, or wait until just after midnight ET to ship something you wish to be of consequence. After 5PM ET you can chill and enjoy the twists that may crop up in some pointless gambol.
Moon voids for the week: Wednesday 11:47AM ET – 11:33PM ET; Friday 11:45PM ET to 10:45PM ET. We’re going to be experiencing these 9-12 hour voids every few days through the rest of this month and February. And while I’m thinking of rest, just a heads up that Mercury — the bane of electronic gizmos — will turn retrograde on February 6th, offering us the opportunity to review, reconnect, reorganize and recharge until February 28th. BACK UP YOUR COMPUTERS NOW.
We are in the balsamic phase of the lunar cycle, a.k.a., the dark side of the Moon. Time to wrap up the projects you started at the beginning of the month and clear your desks for the next New Moon, happening Thursday at 4:38PM ET. During this phase we may feel listless or restless, as we intuitively sense that something new is just around the corner, but we don’t know what. This is especially likely during the long voids.
The biggest planetary shifts of the week happen on Friday, though they will be felt in the days between now and then. First, Jupiter — the cosmic sugar daddy and planet of reward and expansion — will oppose ruthless, potent Pluto. Heavy aspects between these two planets often bring “news from underground,” as well as breaking news on resources (energy, currency) and power (who has it; who doesn’t and all the dirt behind it). With Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, headlines may spotlight the needs of corporations/governments vs. the need for home/emotional security. This is the second of three Jupiter-Pluto oppositions in this cycle; the first one was on August 6th; the third one will be on April 20th. Look back to August and expect a repeat of themes active in your life at then, especially if you have a planet or angle around 11-13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.
Also happening on Friday: Venus, planet of love, money, women and aesthetics turns direct. Did you review your finances this month? Good. Fall madly for a hot new thing? You may have second thoughts in the next month or so, as our social expression and tastes return to “normal”.
I’ll do a round-up of the news in the next forecast.
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