Jan 30 – Feb 5
What to expect: Intense communication
What to watch out for: Power plays
What will it affect? Communication, Power Structures, Status Quo
Between Jan 28 and 31st mercury in Capricorn will finally meet up with Pluto and then square Uranus. Conversations will be intense. It’s a good time to negotiate, make speeches or investigate anything that needs deep research. Our minds will be busy with lots of ideas and breakthroughs may happen.
This energy may also spark some revolutionary energy as it makes these connections with Pluto and Uranus. When these two were squaring in the years of 2012 – 2015 authoritarian power structures were established and challenged – Arab spring and the occupy movement happened. On a personal level many were faced with upheaval and transformative change. This year we experience the finishing touches on this energy. Mercury will likely communicate to within these couple of days clearly just what needs to be completed.
Why? Venus Trine Transiting Vesta, Mercury Conjunction Transiting Pluto, Mercury Square Transiting Uranus
Exploring what we know
What to expect: Insight
What to watch out for: Expressing overconfidence
What will it affect? Wounds, Causes, Beliefs, The unconscious
Feb 1st and 2nd are good days to talk it out or write about it, but if your ideas are controversial or represent a major paradigm shift, others may oppose you. Work it out with others you trust – A good friend, a therapist or coach. Or write in your diary to help to clarify and uncover subtle patterns. Neptune comes together with Pallas giving us an especially intuitive, even psychic ability to get to the heart of things. The problem will come if or when we decide to communicate “out there” what we know. Our beliefs and opinions are strong and ardent right now. And we may be overconfident in expressing them.
Why? Mercury Sextile Chiron, Neptune Conjunction Pallas, Mercury Square Jupiter, Mercury Opposition Vesta
Two types of Women
What to expect: Friction
What to watch out for: Clashing values
What will it affect? Feminism, the feminine, women, marriage, relationships
On Feb 2nd Juno, the marriage asteroid will enter Capricorn; the competitive, sophisticated perhaps even trophy wife. Then the next day Venus will enter Aries; the head-strong, independent, girl-boss woman. And then the two of them square off. Is this a cat fight? Well I can tell you, there’s no love here. This energy represents so starkly the two types of women that exist. One who’s ambition to be a wife may make her decisions out of love, but more likely out of her ambitious need to depend on a man. The other who feels hemmed in by a man, but will accept him if he can be, and allows her to be free. It’s the codependent vs the inter-dependent relationship issue again. It may show up as a war between the two types of women the metaphorical Melania Trump vs. Eleanor Roosevelt or a war of these two types of women within ourselves.
Why? Juno Entering Capricorn, Venus Entering Aries, Venus Square Juno
What to expect: A need for balance
What to watch out for: Pushing for outward expansion
What will it affect? Relationships, Negotiations, Politics, War and Peace
On Feb 5 our window of direct planets ends when Jupiter goes retrograde. Jupiter is in Libra, so this is a time when we can expand inwardly. The examination will be around relationships, balance, and fairness. A Review of laws, negotiations, politics, war and peace may happen now.
Why? Jupiter Retrograde