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The Aquarius Stellium — January 20-27 2021

The Presidential Inauguration chart on the 20th has the Sun ingress to Aquarius, and the Moon at 29° of Aries. By the end of the ceremony and celebrations, the Moon ingress to Taurus is accomplished to join with Uranus and Mars  in Taurus a day later. This transit could trigger violent unrest, happening mainly in the eastern hemisphere, or close to midnight US time zones. The full Moon on Jan 27-28th, with the Moon in Leo, and the Sun conjunction aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius is a more positive time of acceptance and satisfaction or even pride. The programs proposed are both comprehensive and inspiring for the future. More details are in the daily descriptions itemized below. While we may not be in the exalted Age of Aquarius, the pathway there begins from home. Set your Waze app.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

inauguration January 20, 2021
12:00 PM Washington, DC

Wednesday January 20th — The US Presidential Inauguration at noon EST occurs as the Sun is in the first degree of Aquarius, the first quarter Moon phase as the Moon ingress to Taurus. A stellium in Aquarius for the full month ahead, until the Sun ingress to Pisces on February 18th. The well-known benefits of this sign of universal friendship begin to unfold. The ceremony draws together the nation and the world, as a symbol of democracy. Mars is in a partile conjunction with Uranus indicating a possible disruption of the proceedings. The goal (Mars) to reverse (Uranus) the inauguration is, however, a 12th House placement, therefore there is little opportunity for the expression of the potential violence. Venus, the dispositor of Mars and Uranus in Taurus. Venus is in the sign Capricorn and in the 9th House of the chart of the Inauguration, closely trine aspect to the Ascendant, showing Venus in the House of the judiciary influence, as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides in the ceremony, and the President is sworn into office.  All three branches of the government are represented, as Congress ratified the electoral votes, and the judiciary administers the oath.  Jupiter in Capricorn and the 10th House, represents the power of the Judiciary, and is in a square aspect to Mars and Uranus, muting the expression of the discordant elements. Mercury in Aquarius is semi-sextile aspect to Ceres and Neptune in Pisces. The message of the day is directed to the youth and the future of the nation. 

Thursday January 21stVenus in Capricorn is the dispositor of the Moon and the planets Uranus and Mars in Taurus, as the Moon engages and combines the impact. The unprecedented security around the White House and throughout the city of Washington continues, to ward off aggressions. Security issues that resulted from the break-in of the Capitol and the offices of Congress precede with Jupiter in Aquarius and a close square aspect to Mars in Taurus (fixed signs). President Biden’s first day has been prepared for weeks. His first initiatives were planned and even publicized, as he tries to overturn many of Trump’s initiatives, especially concerning environmental issues (Moon, Uranus and Mars in Taurus) and immigration rights.  Taurus, the fixed earth sign, protects the earth and property. The Moon is also a guardian.

Friday January 22nd — The Moon in Taurus is trine aspect to Venus in Capricorn early today, as the smooth initiation of planned events proceeds. The Moon in a square aspect to Mercury in Aquarius, indicates that the transmission of information is rapid, and could also result in some confusion. Jupiter in Aquarius continues with the square aspect to Mars in Taurus, uprooting long-held beliefs.  Neptune loses its grip on 18° Pisces, and will continue in direct motion until June 25th. Ceres is in a conjunction aspect with Neptune indicating the interests of the youth in reform. Stalled initiates on immigration and as well as economic relief begin to change with new programs. Venus in Cap approaches the sextile aspect to Neptune with a sympathetic attitude toward immigration and those who have lost their homes in the pandemic.

Saturday January 23rd — The Moon ingress to Gemini early in the day (pre-dawn US time zones), presages the flowing of energy as the Moon will be in trine aspects to Sun, Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. The Sun supersedes Saturn as a more progressive administration takes the helm. Saturn gives authority to implementation of a broad range of issues now facing the world as the efforts to combat the pandemic are increased. With the vaccines now available, a post-pandemic world is anticipated. Neptune and Ceres in Pisces with Venus in a sextile aspect allows for the healing process.  Mars in Taurus in a square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius could be an indication of backlash and initiatives to combat disinformation. Objections are raised concerning deficit spending.

Sunday January 24th — Conflicts arise today with the Mars square aspect to Jupiter, the Moon square aspect to the NeptuneCeres pair in Pisces, and quincunx aspect to Venus in Capricorn. The combination of Venus, Moon and NeptuneCeres could indicate the will to overcome the issues of the pandemic and resulting hardships. Reform gets underway. The Sun in a sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries indicates the benefits of experience and the wisdom engendered. The Sun conjunction aspect with Saturn continues as the levers of a beneficial power are implemented, a government with a sense of responsibility to the citizenry.

Monday January 25th — The Sun in Aquarius square aspect to Uranus in Taurus is in effect over 2-3 days this week. Radical issues concerning security and /or financial deficits surface. A transformation is called for to address the issues of health care. The will to address the concerns with a high level of intellect, combined with a comprehensive view, looking to the future, as the Sun transits between Saturn and Jupiter. The Moon ingress to Cancer, and later in the day, forms quincunx aspects to Saturn, Sun and Jupiter in Aquarius, and a sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Individual acceptance of the initiatives proposed is problematic. The services may not be readily available, and access to relief, to the protection of the vaccine or financial assistance may be limited.  

Tuesday January 26th — The Moon in Cancer is in a sextile aspect to Mars in Taurus, as improved access to vaccine has a significant impact on the spread of the virus in many areas. Implementation of health services increases rapidly. The Moon trine aspect to Neptune and Ceres in Pisces late in the day in the US or early morning in Europe, the Middle and Far East is a sign that healing and reform have a beneficial effect when applied.   

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January 19, 2021

An Ungraceful Transition of Power — January 13-20 2021

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Overview January 13-20, 2021

The New Moon indicates the beginning of a cycle, translating into a favorable time for starting new agendas, new projects and, of course, for planting seeds metaphorically or actual. One development that is universal in effect is the coronavirus vaccines that is being administered world-wide. Another indication of the dissolution of the past cycle was made as the electoral votes were counted in Congress, an event that was interrupted violently. A new phase has begun as Mr. Joe Biden was confirmed by the joint houses of Congress. As the old dissolves, look for the signs of new growth in the coming week. Individual leaders take a stand, as new alliances are made. The situation that developed over the past week showed the faces of the groups interested in promoting Trump, and on the failed attempt to overturn the election. While a relatively small group participated in the attempt, others, including elected officials aided and abetted the actions. Laws were broken and punishments will be applied. This may seem like a continuation of the old cycle, as the old dissolves in chaos with the Sun and Moon in a conjunction with Pluto.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 13th — A New Moon in Capricorn overnight in the US time zones, morning hours in the eastern half of the  globe. While the Moon in Capricorn advances, the Sun is in a conjunction aspect with Pluto for the next 3 days (at 23-25 ° Capricorn). The Moon ingress to Aquarius early today, with void-of-course hours in the eastern hemisphere until afternoon or evening, and in the US from midnight until mid-morning. During these hours, it is not advisable to enter into binding contracts. Although the conjunction aspect of the Sun to Pluto is a time when transformations are possible, any agreements should not be finalized during the void-of-course hours, as such agreements will need revisions or fail to meet expectations.  The Moon conjunctions to Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury after the void-of-course hours, as the Sun reaches partile conjunction aspect with Pluto, signifies that social contracts are then made that will endure for an extended time of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle and the opportunity to reform not only oneself, but also participate in the institutional reforms taking place. Venus in Cap is trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus as practical considerations are applied to far-sighted reforms. Jupiter in Aquarius is square aspect to Uranus as the necessity for reform becomes overwhelmingly obvious. Before reform can take place, the offending matter must be removed.

Thursday January 14th – The crescent Moon is in Aquarius as the Mars in Taurus square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius strengthens overnight as possibly incidents of violent conflicts increase, including that of violent demonstrations. Opposition develops to reforms, as individual personal financial status may be threatened.  The rights of the collective gain priority over the individual struggling economically. Mars is disposed of by Venus in Cap, as individual rights for opportunities gain recognition as well.

Inner chart natal of Donald Trump
Outer chart transits on January 15, 2021
Transiting Pluto and Sun Opposition to natal Saturn and Venus

Friday January 15th — As the MarsSaturn square aspect continues in effect, dissatisfaction with proposals are voiced. Saturn in Aquarius is disposed of by Uranus, thus a festering discontent is disquieting. The Sun in Capricorn moves out in advance of Pluto in the zodiac cycle, although still within the orb of influence of the conjunction aspect with Pluto. This conjunction aspect is in opposition aspects to the planets in Cancer of the now degraded president Trump, who has natal Saturn and Venus in Cancer.  Using the Placidus House allocations, Cancer is intercepted in Trump’s natal 11th House. This house of like-minded friends signifies his loyal followers. With the opposition aspect to Pluto-Sun in Cap, his followers and loyalists are under pressure. Many of those who stormed and ransacked the Capitol are under arrest. Others are being investigated. As the Sun separates from Pluto, Mercury carries the message. On January 4th and 5th, Mercury was in conjunction with Pluto. Today, Mercury in in Aquarius, having formed conjunction aspects with Saturn and Jupiter (conflicting powers) and moves ahead faster than one degree a day, and will turn retrograde on January 31st, as the protest turned siege is broadcast to the world digitally and by other media. Jupiter in a square aspect to Uranus inflates the animosity leading to another demonstration that could turn violent.

Saturday January 16thUranus in Taurus turns direct apparent motion as Mars in Taurus leaves the orb of influence of the square to Saturn in Aquarius and progresses to a conjunction aspect with Uranus. With Saturn now unable to restrain the focused energy of Mars, individuals acting alone could take up action to disrupt proceedings. The Moon in Pisces is sextile aspect to Mars and Uranus early in the day, with calls for renouncing violence.  Jupiter in Aquarius and a square aspect to Uranus, with Uranus the dispositor of Jupiter could increase incitement, but on the other had could more toward a transformation of individual responsibility. Uranus undergoes a change in the nature of force, by changing directions and with aspects to Jupiter and the Moon.  The Moon transits Neptune late in the day or, depending on location, early morning on the 17th, inspiring individual acts of a non-conformist nature.  

Sunday January 17th — The Moon in Pisces is in sextile aspect to Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn by mid-day, giving strength to obsessive dismantling of dissident organizations. Jupiter in Aquarius is squares aspect to Mars and Uranus as the conjunction forms, enhancing the power the revolutionary actions. The reforms may succeed, but they will be challenged. The Moon ingress to Aries late in the day.

Monday January 18th — The Moon in Aries makes a sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius early in the day, and a semi-sextile to Mars follows. Efforts to discourage or dismantle demonstrations proceed prior to the Inauguration event on Wednesday represented by the Moon in Aries, join forces with law enforcement (Saturn). Taming the radical Uranus-Mars conjunction is the focus. The Moon is disposed of by Mars, as aggressiveness is prevalent.  Jupiter on Aqu and square aspect to MarsUranus in Taurus could inflate the determination on both the side of law enforcement and of demonstrators intent on disrupting the inaugural event that will formalize Trump’s loss of power.

First Quarter Moon
January 20, 2021

Tuesday January 19th — As the Moon in Aries is in a square aspect to Venus in Capricorn, messages of support are transmitted from the heads of state of nations around the world. The Moon then proceeds to a sextile aspect with Mercury in Aquarius, empowering media communication. The Sun ingress to Aquarius at 2:41 PM EST, forming a stellium in Aquarius. The Moon is in a square aspect to Pluto in Cap in the late afternoon, EST, as alerts for action are likely to bring more arrests.  The quarter Moon aspect will happen after 4 PM on Inauguration day, although its influence could permeate the air, as the change of power figures takes place. A crisis may develop for some who preferred another candidate.

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January 12, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

A Nullifying Stellium in Capricorn — January 6-13 2021

Mars ingress to Taurus on the 6th of January, with a firm stance taken and a goal for solidarity in this earth sign with a fixed modality. The goal is for a rapid recovery of health and economic measures. Jupiter in Aquarius approaching the square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, however, indicates that more controversial issues are pressing.  Unexpected reversals impede progress. The New Moon, falls late on Tuesday January 12th (US time zones).  A stellium in Capricorn as Venus is trine aspect to Uranus as a saving grace nullifies the aggressive power of Uranus, a week before the inauguration. Protecting democracy has become the issue as a new administration is set to take office. Jupiter, moving ahead of Saturn this week, with Mercury transiting over the pair in Aquarius this week, while the Moon transits the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn at the New Moon on January 12-13, a final certification of the President and V. President elect.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday January 6thThe Moon in Libra is in a square aspect to the Sun early today, for the final quarter of the soli-lunar phase that began on December 14th with the New Moon in Sagittarius. On that date, regarding the political process of transition in US government administration, the electoral votes were cast, certifying the states election results. The Congressional certification today, with the official counting of the votes, a procedural step to the Inauguration, faces conflict and potentially violent street demonstrations. The Libra Moon, indicating fairness of process, is in a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as attempts to delay the announcement of the vote counting (Moon in Libra) with street demonstrations and massive protests (Neptune in Pisces) are threatened.  The Sun in Capricorn, the official process takes place to certify the vote count. Mars ingress to Taurus occurs later in the day, as peace is restored.

Thursday January 7th — The Moon ingress to Scorpio early today in opposition aspect to Mars in Taurus, then forms a square aspect to Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius, as a T-square configuration develops in 3 signs of fixed modality. As the Inauguration of the US administration takes place at the Sun’s ingress to Aquarius, it is significant that the balance point of the T-square is at 0° Aquarius. There is scant chance of an upset at this point, as the revolutionaries (Uranus retro in Taurus) are held in check, their fire-arms confiscated and radical elements detained. The Sun in Capricorn and approaching a sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as the dissolution of the old administration is in process. By afternoon, the Moon is in an opposition aspect to Uranus retro, after the quincunx aspect to Chiron, revealing the operation of the dissident elements. Jupiter in a sextile aspect to Chiron, seeks wisdom and the rule of law to restore peace.

Friday January 8thMercury ingress to Aquarius overnight as the Moon is trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces and sextile aspect to the Sun in Capricorn, restoring the orderly processing of vaccine administration as well as government authority. An orderly government will succeed in a smooth process. While the virus is surging worldwide (Neptune in Pisces), the antidote (vaccination) seems to be at hand. Venus ingress to Capricorn denotes respect for the order of careful administration. Mercury is at the degree of the Inauguration (0°Aquarius) as official announcement of electoral votes is made. 

Saturday January 9thMercury in Aquarius is in a square aspect to Mars while Venus in Capricorn is in a trine aspect to Mars in Taurus. The suppression of rouge elements, elements that are focused on overturning the outcome of the democratic election, is inevitable. The Moon in Sagittarius is sextile aspect to Mercury, while Venus is semisextile to both the Moon and to Mercury. The courts (Moon in Sagittarius), implementing legal decisions and policy of the historical legal decisions is not bound by policy of a political administration, and is crucial in restoring a peaceful settlement of disputes. Mercury moves to a conjunction aspect to Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius, as the world moves on to a more egalitarian government. The US Constitution remains as the basis of the government administration.

Sunday January 10thMars in Taurus approaches a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius and a trine aspect to Venus in Capricorn, with Venus semi-sextile to Saturn. The Moon in Sagittarius transits Ketu and makes a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. A resurgence of protest, while past policies are being shredded (Moon conj Ketu) by legislature and court decisions. While seemingly revolutionary concepts were promoted they did not advance the cultural vision.   

Monday January 11th — The Mars in Taurus square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius continues in effect as the Moon in Capricorn is in a conjunction aspect to Venus and trine aspect to Mars. Venus in Cap signifies the implementation of law with the issuing of citations. Order in implementation is moderated in a peaceful manner. The Moon in a square aspect to Chiron followed by a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus while Mercury is in a conjunction aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius. Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are disposed of by Uranus, as the revolution is forestalled, internalized as transformation results.

New Moon in Capricorn
January 12-13 2021

Tuesday January 12thVenus in Capricorn is semisextile aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, with beneficial results in administration of policies. Venus is trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, and all other planets are contained within this trine, as the implementation of democratic rule is assured. The Moon in Capricorn is sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as the benefit of policy becomes widespread among all without distinction. The new Moon in Capricorn late in the day, formalizes a new administration as a Capricorn stellium forms for the New Moon the final stellium in Capricorn for the year.  Local and family policies that could also be re-established.  The Moon transits Pluto as the change in power becomes universally accepted.

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January 5, 2021
Jerusalem

Not Forgetting Past Neglect- December 30 2020-Jan 6 2021

Self-induced pain is what the year 2020 was all about. We cannot overlook the causes of the pandemic and environmental crisis in the years to come. Looking ahead, many astrologers see a year of problems for 2021. We will have to make painful sacrifices to successfully achieve a more secure future for the generations to come. This week, the Moon transits from Cancer and an opposition aspect to Pluto in Capricorn to a stressful square aspect to Pluto on Jan 6th. We are now observing the depth of the accumulated neglect symbolized by Pluto in Capricorn. By Jan 6th, those issues will need to be addressed with actionable plans. Ideas or remedial actions in gestation could surface this week.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday December 30th — The Moon in Cancer is in an opposition aspect to Mercury in Capricorn in the morning hours (US time zones), with many awakening to the responsibilities of the day, while Venus in Sagittarius is in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, a sense that personal relationships are transcendent or very fluid. Communication of goals might obtain contractual agreements to overcome the lack of personal accountability.  Not a good day for trust in general. Is anyone actually listening?  

Thursday December 31st — The Moon is in opposition aspect to Pluto before dawn US and mid-morning in EU afternoon in the eastern hemisphere. A sense of cultural tradition envelopes people everywhere. A square aspect from the Moon to Mars in Aries follows, energizes personal involvement with potential risks, and Venus in Sadge is conjunct Ketu, as relationships are dissolved, the past is no longer relevant. With restrictions on gatherings, remote participation reduces risk. The Sun in Capricorn indicates the social controls that maintain order.  

January 1, 2021
00:01 New York, NY

Friday January 1st — The Moon ingress to Leo early in the day and is in an opposition aspect to the Saturn and Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius. While celebration (Jupiter) is the ritual (Saturn), the limits are expanded. Celebrate the accomplishments of the year, while mourning the losses.  The Moon is in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus a few hours later, with unexpected pain, or possibly invoking creative expressions. A quincunx aspect to the Sun could result in national recognition.

Saturday January 2nd — The Moon in Leo is quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces and quincunx to Mercury in Capricorn for a Yod formation, a combination of that elevates the practical to the universal level with a unifying creative experience.  The Moon in a trine aspect to Venus helps to open personal relations a greater level of enjoyment. We can make amends for previous excesses. The Moon trine aspect to Mars in Aries overnight or morning hours helps to revive health. The Moon ingress to Virgo late in the evening or night, depending on location on the earth, and  quincunx aspect to Saturn brings a painful awareness on a physical level. The inconvenient virus could have infected many a reveler. The quincunx aspect to Jupiter follows as socially relevant disease unites the suffers. 

Sunday January 3rdVenus in Sagittarius and semi-sextile aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, give comfort in that you are not alone.  The experiences are universally understood. The Moon in Virgo is quincunx aspect to Chiron in Aries adding bittersweet wisdom of regrets. The Moon in a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, indicates the effectiveness of the vaccine, as transmissions decline in some areas. The rate of infection has dramatically declined in India after a mass inoculation effort. The Moon trine aspect to the Sun in Capricorn helps to improve acceptance of the value of structure for security.  The Moon in an opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces challenges the spread of disease with declining infection rates.

Monday January 4thMercury in Capricorn is in a conjunction aspect to the Sun, while Venus in Sagittarius is semi-sextile aspect to the pair, as consensus seems to be universal, although we maintain, in some respects, a right to disagree on philosophical grounds (Venus in Sadge). The Moon forms a trine aspect to Mercury and Pluto as repair work leads to greater confidence. A square aspect from the Moon to Venus in Sadge, as more respect for the health workers to care for the patients is expressed. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Mars late in the day, brings mixed blessings. The Moon ingress to Libra overnight, making trine aspects to Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. Continuing to inoculate and isolate is showing results. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Mars overnight could indicate that nervous energy or is obsessive. Health professionals are overworked and tend to breakdown.

Tuesday January 5th —  With the Moon in Libra there is a tendency to evaluate the past, to weigh each side of an argument. With the opposition aspect to Chiron, we can also draw on a measure of wisdom gained through experience. The quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus could upset the equilibrium. Jupiter in Aquarius and approaching a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus brings a technological crisis with new hacking of Internet a possibility with the third quarter lunar phase overnight.

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