A Transforming Eclipse – January 8-15 2020

A riveting full Moon eclipse on the 10th of January, provides an opportunity to resolve issues that erupted over the past week. The stellium of planets in Capricorn opposes the Moon in Cancer. Mercury, the envoy messenger, transits Ceres, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, bringing hope of the carrot and the whip. Trump seems more likely, like a gambler, to increase threats. The stellium opposes DJT’s natal Mercury and Saturn in Cancer, as he tries to talk his way out of the difficulties. His show of force, building up US presence in the ME, challenges the sovereignty and stability of the of the governing powers and the populations he is sworn to protect. At the full Moon, also an eclipse, there could be an avenue presented for resolution of the conflict. At a critical time for his presidency at home, his intended moves should assume responsibility. As the Moon transits his natal Saturn just hours after the eclipse on the 10th, he could be forced to modify his hard stance.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 8 – The Moon in Gemini is in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn early in the day, as uncertainty brings anxiety.  The Moon in a square aspect to Neptune early in the day presages a time of confusion, with no clear path forward. Neptune is in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Mercury, giving a dose of unreality, fears that lead to suffering and disillusionment (Neptune). The Moon in quincunx aspects to Saturn and Pluto later in the day, as talk begins to focus on the entanglements of the nation’s leaders, their identities and possible future actions.

Thursday January 9th – The Moon in Cancer quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Mars in Sadge implies a self-protective action as cautions through legislation. Mercury in a close conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with the Sun in Capricorn as strategies are planned at a crucial time with Saturn focused on blocking or refining an overwhelming outcome, such as brink of war scenarios. Venus in Aquarius is disposed of by Uranus in Taurus, and in mutual reception with Uranus. Environmental and security issues are reinforcing resolutions for peace. Neptune in the semisquare aspect to Uranus as such issues are ignored or denied.  As the only planets in fixed signs today, the message is urgent, but is overwhelmed by the stellium in Capricorn and the impending full Moon.

Full Moon Eclipse
January 10, 2020

Friday January 10th – With the full Moon today, Mercury has superseded the Sun in Capricorn as the eclipse phenomena takes place. Uranus turns direct motion, a strengthened influence at its stationary degree in Taurus.  A possible turning point for seeking a resolution, extinguishing fires, or transforming threats of war into actions that promote de-escalation of conflict. The predominance of planets in earth signs, Ceres conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Mercury for consideration of future generations, the environmental concerns, as Saturn approaches the partile conjunction aspect to Pluto, the Moon in an opposition aspect (!80 deg, tense) threatens an end to civilization with option to end wars and save the planet.  

Saturday January 11th – The Moon ingress to Leo early in the day, and trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Chiron followed by a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus, for deliberation on strategy. Radical moves that are implemented with Mars in Sadge, could meet with defeat. Mercury and Ceres in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Saturn in Capricorn, promote the preservation of peace and environment for the future generations as well as environmental urgency. Mercury transits Saturn and Pluto in Cap, adding more consideration to prevent (Saturn) destructive (Pluto) actions.  The Moon forms a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Jupiter later in the day, as attitudes begin to shift.

Sunday January 12th – The Moon in Leo is quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Neptune in Pisces early today, as more pleasure and less pain is preferred. Overly-medicated patients demand reformation. Inspired social activists speak out. The Moon makes quincunx aspects to Sun, Ceres, Saturn and Pluto in Cap, suggesting that opinions are expressed adamantly to pressure law makers. The Sun and Saturn supersede Pluto in Cap, indicating that the explosive issues are contained, therefore, having less forceful impact.  

Monday January 13th – The Moon in the final degree of Leo this morning, is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Venus in Aquarius. The Moon ingress Virgo follows, and Venus ingress Pisces soon after. Practical solutions (Virgo) are offered to de-escalate tension. The Moon is in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Uranus as the release of information is possible. With additional support, and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars from the Moon, action is spurred. A trine aspect to Jupiter follows, for more community involvement. Ceres supersedes Pluto, and Saturn reordering priorities with a conjunction aspect to the Sun (0 deg, combining).   

Tuesday January 14th – The Moon in Virgo is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, polarized) to Neptune in Pisces early in the day, as discontent is expressed in social activism, or gatherings to express solidarity. The Moon transits to trine aspects (120 deg, easy) to Pluto, Saturn and the Sun in Capricorn for influence on the power centers, political and social leaders are persuaded by the demands for reform. Venus in Pisces sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus possibly preventing impulsiveness in reactions.

Thanks for reading this preview of the week ahead.

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