Monday, January 24, 2022
Moon enters Scorpio, 3rd quarter 10:57 PM EST
Mars enters Capricorn 7:53 AM EST
Moon will finish coursing through lovely Libra today, with a strong emphasis on relationship communication. It’s time to compromise and seek paths of harmony, and we will do what it takes today to maintain some semblance of peace. Moon will make a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces at 7:23 AM EST and fantasy land may be easily calling, we aren’t particularly inclined to be productive through the morning hours thanks to this aspect that makes us more dreamy than focused. Moon will make it’s monthly square to Pluto in Capricorn from Libra at 5:10 PM EST, taking us on a deep dive where emotion may conflict with the structures we have in place. Libra Moon may become particularly avoidant of tension today under this square, especially with Mars entering Capricorn today as well.
Mars, planet of action and instinctual drive, takes command in Capricorn today at 7:53 AM EST, a force with which to be reckoned. In traditional astrology, Mars is thought to be exalted in Capricorn, the forward motion energy of Mars is well expressed in this sign that relentlessly pursues its goals and aspirations. This will be 6 weeks of a heavy push to get productive, and to take control. Mars in Capricorn is an excellent time to think about career and business goals, and to get more assertive in their pursuit. Structure, details, and rigid dedication are the secret to Capricorn success, and Mars traversing this sign helps us to refine our plans in terms of making them more structured and better executed. Emotion may need to take a backseat to productivity under this cold and calculating Mars, where we’re expected to keep the grind moving forward at all costs, and we somehow find the energy to do so. Issues with authority may arise under Mars in Capricorn, and it’s important to remember that authoritarian ways do not benefit us in the long run. Mars in Capricorn can spark issues of control that quickly ignite into real problems, which may end up rather interesting considering that Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, is in rebellious Aquarius, it’s other traditional home sign. Old projects may return to need a second look or revitalization to become something greater now, with Mercury Retrograde also preparing to step back into Capricorn tomorrow to join the Capricorn taskforce as well. We still have Venus Retrograde in Capricorn refocusing relationships and values, and Pluto lives here as well, demanding change and transformation of the underlying structures we all rely upon, making this Mars transit 6 weeks of intense focus and aspiration. Whatever we choose to focus upon will benefit from razor sharp prioritization and follow through, whether new ideas or refining old projects (Mercury), relationship efforts (Venus), career aspiration (Mars) or personal growth (Pluto). Mars has been wandering through Sagittarius for 6 weeks seeking merriment, and now it’s time to get down to business and get details and structure in order. Don’t let the relentless pursuit of goals compromise your principles as this sign can get tunnel vision, and don’t let the demands of accomplishment burn you out…there is real danger of taking on way too much during this time.