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.
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 3rd —Venus 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 4th — Mercury 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.
Thanks for reading this preview of the week ahead. Stay safe, wear your mask and watch the distance.
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