- The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Sunday, January 29th, at 11:10 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- A New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Aquarius and the First Quarter Moon will occur on February 3rd.
- Mars enters Aries today (Mars transits Aries January 28-March 9).
Times are EST.
You are experiencing a re-awakening of sorts with Mars entering your sign today, dear Aries. Mars is your ruler after all, and now that it’s in your sign (until March 9th), you feel in your element, comfortable in your own skin, and energetic and confident. Be sure to use this energy to get things accomplished. Mars is now supplying you with increased personal energy, initiative, and drive. Angry feelings might also be stimulated during this cycle, and you might want to watch for overly hasty, impulsive, or impatient behavior. Otherwise, you can use this period to heartily pursue personal goals. You prefer to do things on your own, to be the first, to pioneer, and to take the lead – and this is an excellent time to do so. Despite this, there can be some worries and impending obligations to deal with — a small reality check.
Mars enters your solar twelfth house today, dear Taurus, where it will transit until March 9th. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be reorganizing your goals and desires, perhaps questioning things before you gain clarity. Some of you will require more rest than usual, and more time to come to decisions. Your need for solitude and time to yourself increases. Your energy levels can be at a low, or they can fluctuate, during this cycle. In general, this is a time for recharging your energy stores. There can be some indecisiveness and changeable moods during this cycle. Avoid inclinations towards devious tactics to get what you want, as these never truly satisfy, as well as self-deception. In the coming weeks, there is likely to be slow but steady retreat happening for you. You are in need of some down time, more privacy, and extra time to get to conclusions or to make decisions.
Mars enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Gemini, where it will transit until March 9th. Your desire for the freedom to be yourself and to express yourself authentically is strong, and you may feel less limited or restricted than usual. There is increased motivation to pursue your goals and dreams in concrete ways. When Mars makes challenging aspects during this period, there can be conflicts or unrest with friends as you need to address matters that have been brewing or held at bay. You possess more energy and drive than usual to organize projects, to take the lead in group or team projects, and in friendships as well. This is a great time to reach out to others and organize activities with them. Your humanitarian impulses are stimulated now. Watch that your increased interest in others doesn’t border on bossiness.
Mars enters your career and reputation sector today, dear Cancer, where it will transit until March 9th – an ambitious influence. This is a time for taking charge of your career and life direction. In recent weeks, you’ve been focusing a lot on making your life more enjoyable and interesting, but you’re gradually shifting your attention towards taking care of business, performing, and handling your responsibilities. You can feel highly motivated to go forward on a professional or lofty project or goal. You may be especially interested in having things run your way. There may be times during this cycle that you feel you are on the hot seat. You can often come across as wanting to dominate or compete, which can ruffle some feathers. Cultivate a straightforward yet considerate manner, particularly with authority figures and business associates, for maximum success.
Mars moves into fellow fire sign, Aries, where it will stay until March 9th, dear Leo, amounting to a real energy boost for you. You are turning a corner now concerning energy and confidence. You are especially eager and energetic now – your joie de vivre comes out to play. You are in sync with your natural physical and energy expression, and there is a braver quality to you, in general, that attracts more adventure to your life. This comes after a quite introspective trend that’s been with you since December 19th, so that your eagerness to experience life without worrying too much about the why, where, and what can be particularly refreshing. Symbolically, you are beginning to move on, instead of nursing your feelings and suspicions. Today, a temporary setback or stubbornness can bring a pause to your plans, but with some minor adjustments, you’ll be back on track in no time.
Mars enters your solar eighth house today, dear Virgo, where it will transit until March 9th, serving to animate and energize your private world. You may put considerable energy into your relationships and/or self-understanding during this cycle. You are more interested in making internal changes now, which can be the result of external conflicts. This can be a deep, passionate time when you’re particularly courageous about dealing with your inner demons and the trickier elements of your life that tie you in unhealthy ways to people and things. Sometimes this transit correlates with disputes over money or assets. Positively, it’s a motivating time to take the lead or to take action in connection with shared finances, loans, or debts. If you are feeling particularly angry during this time, keep in mind that anger tends to dissipate when you allow yourself the time to feel the emotions of hurt. Today is strong for demonstrating your commitment and showing confidence in both yourself and the people around you.
Mars enters your solar seventh house today, dear Libra, where it will transit until March 9th. This influence enlivens your relationships with others, sometimes stimulating conflicts, but also generating excitement, passion, and activity. Some of you could be rushing into a new relationship or partnership during this cycle. You can tackle problems fearlessly – even those issues that have been brewing under the surface of things. At the very least, relationships are unlikely to be predictable or boring at this time. There can be friction between you and a significant other, which need not be difficult if handled well. Shared activities can be helpful for releasing excess energy. For many, this manifests as quite a bit of “push and pull” as you attempt to get to the point of equality and balance in your life.
If you’ve been following your heart’s desire, dear Scorpio, this is a good time for feeling committed and dedicated, and for coming across with intention. Mars enters your solar sixth house today, where it will transit until March 9th. This transit animates your daily routines. If you’ve wanted to pursue better methods and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. With Mars here, there is vibrant energy with you for making things happen. You can be super-motivated to get more work done, and also to take better care of your body through more aggressive health and nutrition programs. Difficulties arise if you feel others are pushing their job on you or telling you what to do. You need to be setting the pace right now, which may or may not be possible depending on your current setup. Strive to assert yourself confidently and professionally, without bulldozing over others in the process.
Mars enters your solar fifth house today, dear Sagittarius, marking a turning of the corner for you. With Mars supporting you until March 9th, you’re more confident, involved, and spirited. During this cycle, you are likely to pour a lot of your energy and initiative into actively pursuing a rewarding love life, social amusement or hobbies, activities with children, and pleasure in general. You have a likable competitive, more energetic and pleasingly assertive temperament during this transit. However, in some instances, you may be coming on too strong or aggressively, or meeting with conflicts in romantic relationships. There is a stronger desire to take part in creative endeavors, athletics, games, pleasurable activities, or risk-taking pursuits. You are in a personally magnetic and attractive cycle.
Mars enters your solar fourth house today, dear Capricorn, and will continue to transit this sector of home and family until March 9th. This can be a busy time for your domestic life. This can be chaotic or turbulent at times, and very productive at other times. You can certainly work this position to your advantage by putting your energy into productive channels, such as redecorating, organizing your home, going on outings with family, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. This brings a lot of energy to your domestic life – possibly too much, at times! Used well, you can get a whole lot done around the home and you can be more assertive and forthright with family members. If poorly handled, there can be some argumentativeness or tension with those very close to you. You are especially protective of yourself and others, so be careful that you don’t take on a defensive attitude that prevents others from getting close to you during this cycle.
Mars enters your solar third house today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to transit this sector of your chart until March 9th. This can be a busy, communicative time for you. Motivation to learn, connect, and pursue your mental interests is strong now. However, impatience can be a problem now if you feel others are not keeping your quick pace. Mars acts to speed up your daily routine in a variety of ways. While impatience with others, argumentativeness, and competitiveness are potential negatives of this position, with awareness of these tendencies, these things can be managed. In fact, it’s a strong period for mental resourcefulness and sharpness, as well as for increased motivation to learn and connect with others. It’s a time for feeding your need for mental stimulation, without overdoing it of course.
You are admired for committing yourself and getting things done today, dear Pisces. Mars leaves your sign later today and enters your solar second house, where it will transit until March 9th. This stimulates your desire to improve your lot in life. Fiery Mars has occupied your sign since December 19th, and this has brought considerable energy and drive to your life, but also some impatience and pressure. Today, Mars leaves your sign and life tends to settle down a little for you. Mars moves into your finances and values sector, bringing a stronger than usual desire to bring abundance into your life. You may feel increasingly motivated to make money, but you are also capable of impulsive purchases during this period as well.
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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):
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 4:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 8:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 6:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Uranus
We are open to new ideas. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 10:27 pm
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: 28 Jan 2017 8:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Sun SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. Steady accomplishment is the way to go. Patiently tackle any obstacles and make those tough decisions, or wait until a more enlightened, positive time.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 5:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting Vesta
There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in our relationships right now. We are taking love seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. We can be quite particular in our tastes, and good with money and savings.
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2017 0:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Cnj Ari
Description: Transiting Mars Entering Aries
Initiate activities. Be spontaneous and take risks, but don’t be rash.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
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 tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on January 28th:
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 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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
18TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A man unmasked.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°40′ Applying
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.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 3°36′ Applying
We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings. There can be chance meetings, events that occur that open our hearts or our emotional awareness.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
9TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A flag turned into an eagle.
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.
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE URANUS Orb 4°32′ Applying
Original ideas but perhaps too radical or disorganized, or perceived as such. There can be mental or nervous tension experienced now. Mistakes can be made due to impatience.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 1°28′ 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 PISCES
You yearn to merge and be at-one with your partner. In fact you want to be at-one with the universe. You also enjoy sharing inspirational activities with your partner, ranging from listening to beautiful music to visiting an art gallery.
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 5°18′ Applying
This is a passionate, lively, expressive influence. Social relations are impassioned, and perhaps demanding or combative. We may also feel compelled to do something creative or artistic. We have a chance to express our needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. Venus can act to soften Mars’ aggressiveness, or Mars can make Venus’ romantic impulses more forceful and pressing. Some level of competition is present in our interactions. Impulsive purchases are possible.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 0°45′ Separating
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 2°53′ Separating
You have a childlike innocence in your personal relationships, which makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. You fear commitment and rejection. You may experience pain in early relationships, but this pain is usually healed giving you insight and wisdom in later personal relationships. You see the beauty in people who have been cast aside by others, and develop the ability to be a teacher or healer in intimate relationships.
MARS IN ARIES
You have a strong drive to initiate activities. You are spontaneous and like to take risks, You may also be rash and accident prone. You can be aggressive if thwarted.
1ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebrum
Sabian Symbol: A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
24TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Blood vessels of renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°16′ Separating
You have a chance to be very successful as you are neither profligate nor mean, but have a balance.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°04′ Separating
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 5°08′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°51′ Applying
Circumstances are such that we need to make adjustments to our plans and goals. We may need to tame expectations of ourselves and of others if they are unreasonable.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
25TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of right femur
Sabian Symbol: A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°20′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°08′ Separating
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
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).
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°04′ 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)
11TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of foot
Sabian Symbol: Men seeking illumination.
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).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new British destroyer.
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).
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A ‘materializing medium’.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
26TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Mammary glands
Sabian Symbol: Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
JUNO IN SAGITTARIUS
You would like a partner with a common belief system or vision. You want to be free explore the world, literally and philosophically, with your partner.
29TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: A fat boy mowing the lawn.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
4TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Ascending colon
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jan 28, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 16°Cp24 -22°29′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Mar 00°Ar21 -00°14′
Cnj 29°Pi36 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect
Aspects to Ves 25°Cn18 +24°21′
Cnj 26°Cn01 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to Jun 28°Sg14 -12°40′
Cnj 28°Sg59 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi25 -10°15′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals