- The Moon is in Pisces.
- The Moon is void from 8:12 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:26 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 16th in the sign of Capricorn, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on January 24th.
The Moon spends another day in your privacy sector, dear Aries, and you need a break from the action. The Moon will enter your sign early tomorrow, and you’re likely to feel readier to connect and share on an emotional level, but for now, you’re in a more introspective frame of mind. Even so, you’re in a beautiful position for harmonizing in your relationships today, as you can most effectively fill both your needs for intimacy and freedom or independence while on other days these can clash. Until April 1st, you’re in a cycle in which you feel particularly committed to your beliefs, projects, or learning endeavors, and is quite excellent for developing your skills and arriving at a better understanding of your goals and beliefs.
You’re in a good position to harmonize with others today, dear Taurus, as the Moon spends another day in your social sector and reaches out to both Mars and Jupiter in your partnership zone. Being active or collaborating and arriving at bright ideas or solutions with others can be in focus and quite successful. This is a wonderful day for finding a way to combine divergent interests, particularly the need to enjoy companionship and get some peace and quiet, as you’re not in an either/or frame of mind. Pallas is now in your sign and will transit Taurus until March 29th after an extended stay tucked away in your privacy sector. This move feels freeing but also pulls you out of your shell, particularly the warrior spirit side of you. This cycle is strong for standing out for your creative ideas or unique viewpoint. You’re shining for your intelligence and insight. You’re more inclined to assert your opinions and share your ideas at this time.
This is a particularly good day for resourcefulness and making the best of situations, dear Gemini. It’s rather easy for you to adopt a balanced approach to whatever you’re doing. You’re taking the bad with the good and quickly adapting to changes in moods and expectations. You can be especially productive without feeling overwhelmed by work today. Until April 1st, you’re in a great cycle for developing partnerships or working relationships. Someone may be particularly helpful for getting things done or might motivate you to set important projects in motion. Alternatively, this is an excellent period for working very well in a partnership.
Today is terrific for feeling natural and expressing yourself rather freely and confidently, dear Cancer. You’re also in a good position to approach relationships, topics, and projects in a balanced way – attached but not overly so. Until April 1st, you’re in an excellent cycle for bringing more value and efficiency to your daily routines, work, or pursuit of health and wellness. Mars will add even more punch to these areas from January 26th forward. This can be a pleasantly busy, dedicated period of your life. At the same time, you’re becoming more involved with others through networking or collaboration, and you’re likely to connect with fascinating people in the coming six weeks.
You’re in a great position to solve problems or take positive action on a matter related to family, home life, or an intimate relationship today, dear Leo. Spending quiet time with someone can even be useful now, as you’re craving both company and alone time! Until April 1st, you’re in good shape for applying yourself to projects and hobbies and thoroughly enjoying yourself as you do. A more dedicated, committed approach to creative projects, love relationships, children, and hobbies can benefit you greatly, and can even be healing now. From January 26th forward, your motivation levels for these things increase even further.
The Moon spends another day in your partnership sector, dear Virgo. You’re in a great position to team up with someone to handle a problem or get things done. It can be a wonderfully productive day in little but useful ways. You’ve begun new cycles that bring boosts to your home, family life, and studies or personal interests until the end of March. Your love of learning is in full force now. Others can be finding your ideas especially unique and interesting. You’ll find it easier to engage an audience if you’re a writer or speaker. Extra attention to your home or nest can very satisfying and healing. You can feel less burdened by responsibilities and more excited about keeping order in your personal life.
Today is excellent for taking care of business, dear Libra. You’re in a great position to balance work and play as well as caution and risk-taking now in fruitful ways. Until the end of March, you’re in cycles that boost your intimate relationships, personal interests, and projects. People are drawn to your intelligence or unique viewpoint as well as your commitment to your interests at this time. You’ll have extra energy, particularly after January 26th, for your studies or daily affairs. As well, this is a time for straightening out problems in close relationships related to confusing power dynamics, possessiveness, or ownership matters.
Jupiter in your sign connects creatively to the Sun today, dear Scorpio, putting you in a highly favorable position to advance your interests without too much ado. There’s a part of you that wants to play things safe, and you should honor this need at this time of the year, but you’re also in need of fresh experiences and a stronger feeling of independence. Today, you may very well be able to satisfy both of these drives, and quite effortlessly at that! You’re in cycles that give your partnerships and business, money, or practical affairs a nice boost until the end of March. You’ll find it particularly easy or natural to pour extra and concerted energy into making money, doing business, as well as physical, earthy activities that are healing and replenishing. You’ll also have help for getting your relationships to a better state of balance between give and take during this period.
You’re enjoying another day in which you crave simpler pleasures and comforting surroundings, dear Sagittarius, and you’d do well to honor these desires at this stage of the month. Vesta has just recently entered your sign and Mars will do the same on January 26th. Vesta here encourages you to focus your energies and dedicate yourself to a particular project or mission. Independent work may be in focus now, and taking extra time to concentrate on your work or pursuits can be rewarding. This cycle lasts until April 1st. Mars will fuel motivation and energy levels. Also now, a cycle resumes that turns your attention to imbalances in our work or with your working relationships, and perhaps even in your body or with your health pursuits. You’re in a fabulous position to straighten things out.
This can be another busy, connected day for you, dear Capricorn, except more focused and productive than yesterday. It’s a creative time, but it’s also a time for hands-on activities. You’ve begun a cycle, lasting until the end of March, that tends to bring out the artist in you in a very practical way. You’re thoroughly into planning, designing, or structuring your activities now, and your creations or heartfelt pursuits may stand out from the crowd during this period. You’re also in a good position for learning, thinking, sharing, and believing in yourself, your ideas, and your work. You may be working quite diligently by yourself or behind the scenes — and quite happily so.
With the Sun newly in your sign, dear Aquarius, you may already be getting some extra attention or feeling on top of the world, ready to make changes. Today, you get some creative support from Jupiter, and you’re in particularly good stead with bosses, parents, managers, and the like. You are radiating warm and happy vibes that others pick up quickly. You’re also in new cycles, lasting until the end of March, which connect you very well with friends or the right people to advance your personal interests or causes. Working with others or on your own towards a cherished goal can be very beneficial, healing, and satisfying at this time. You’re also in an excellent position to reorganize or redesign your home or work environment for increased productivity and comfort.
The Moon spends another day in your sign, dear Pisces, and you’re in a fresh, spontaneous mood. While the Sun and Venus are now in your privacy sector, signaling the need to slow a few things down, you have some other cycles going for you that boost career efforts and personal interests until the end of March. Patience for the energy required for achieving your ambitions leads to a more organized and fruitful approach. You’re in an excellent position to organize your work and daily affairs, which also supports your more worldly goals. Your communications are a little more orderly at this time, and, with a bit of planning, your unique ideas will come across more clearly and competently. Reaching out can bring interesting people into your life.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Pisces
Description: The Moon in Pisces
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 8:12 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 0:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 4:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Venus
Relationships may be subtly strained or unsettled. Try to relax and not obsess. Restlessness can lead to poor choices or overindulgence. Show restraint and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 5:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 6:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 4:33 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Chiron
There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily lives now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 8:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 11:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 1:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Mercury Quincunx Transiting North Node
Make a few adjustments to your ideas and plans, but trust your overall instincts. Destiny plays its own role right now.
Date & Time: Jan 21 2018 6:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Opp Nod
Description: Transiting Juno Opposition Transiting North Node
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced in this chart.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on January 21st:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN PISCES
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. We may have difficulties defining emotional boundaries. We might deal with stress through avoidant or escapist behavior. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A `materializing medium’.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MARS Orb 4°05′ Applying
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 2°53′ Separating
We can be motivated to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 2°23′ Applying
This is a time when we may be taking care of others, sympathetic to their needs, and aware of our own vulnerabilities as well. There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
2ND DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibial nerve
Sabian Symbol: An unexpected thunderstorm.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°57′ Separating
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN
You are a wise and careful thinker. You place importance on credibility and authority. Therefore you will seek knowledge which carries some authority. You may approach new ideas with caution.
15TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 2°23′ Separating
Our words and thoughts can be more imaginative and colorful, subtle or creative. We can experience a sense of knowing and understanding with minimal explanation or instruction. Intuition is highlighted or awakened.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 4°38′ Applying
You have a probing mind. You avoid social chit-chat preferring deep and meaningful conversations. You are able to research topics of interest.
VENUS IN AQUARIUS
You enjoy unconventional and odd relationships, which give you the freedom to express your individuality. You enjoy talking more than touching. You enjoy being in a group of friends.
5TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Nerve of right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A council of ancestors.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
28TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Mucous membranes
Sabian Symbol: The king of the fairies approaching his domain.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 6°58′ Separating
You are generous, self confident and lucky. Your energy level is high and you are courageous. You have a tendency to go where angels fear to tread, as you approach life with gusto regardless of the consequences. Travel and religious causes are likely to feature in your life. You may like to consider a career in the military or competitive sports.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°42′ Separating
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
21ST DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Sphenoid sinus
Sabian Symbol: A soldier derelict in his duty.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 0°33′ Separating
You have a chance to achieve a great deal. Your knowledge is broad as you are interested in so many things. You may make a career in the occult or studying the deepest mysteries of life.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 5°16′ Applying
You have the gift of wisdom. You trust your own intuitive nature, and are able to teach others on the spiritual path. You are able to encompass other people’s personal philosophies without feeling threatened, so that others trust you with their spiritual problems.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
You are conservative and authoritarian, and have strong worldly ambitions. You are a responsible worker.
4TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A party entering a large canoe.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 5°14′ Applying
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
4TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Femur
Sabian Symbol: A little child learning to walk.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands, or healing the earth through environmental movements.
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
JUNO IN AQUARIUS
You want the freedom to be your own person in your relationship. If this is not available you become rebellious and unreliable. You are unlikely to be comfortable in a traditional relationship.
16TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A big-businessman at his desk.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
15TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right atrium
Sabian Symbol: A street pageant.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
15TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: Two lovebirds sitting on a fence.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 21 January 2018
Aspects to Sun 01°Aq36 -19°48′
Cnj 02°Aq01 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.
Aspects to Mer 14°Cp50 -23°24′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Jup 20°Sc02 -16°42′
Cnj 19°Sc37 ZUBEN ELSCHEMALI– Negative social reform
Aspects to Pal 00°Ta27 -22°12′
Cnj 00°Ta39 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to Nod 14°Le56 +16°20′
Cnj 15°Le27 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to BMo 08°Cp11 -20°02′
Cnj 08°Cp32 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.