- The Moon is in Cancer all day (until Tuesday, January 6th at 6:02 AM EST).
- The Moon is void ALL DAY (until Tuesday, January 6th at 6:02 AM EST).
- The Moon is in its Full Moon phase.
- The Moon is waning.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Aquarius (Mercury will be in Aquarius January 4-March 12).
Until March 12th, you’re likely to have more contact with friends and associates with Mercury now transiting your solar eleventh house. Networking assumes more importance in your life, and it’s a good time for sharing your knowledge with associates, taking part in group activities, or simply spending more time with like-minded individuals. Mercury will retrograde from January 21-February 11 during this period, and there may be some special interest in, or contact with, people from your past. A stabilizing energy is with you today, and you’ll find it easier than usual to interact with others with patience and attention, which goes a long way towards making real and solid connections. Your connection to others is noticeably stronger at this point of your life, and this helps to add confidence to your personality.
With Mercury now transiting your tenth house of career and reputation until March 12th, dear Taurus, your thoughts and conversations will often turn to your responsibilities. You communicate with more awareness of how your message will come across, as well as how you will appear to others through or as a result of your communications. Others might often turn to you as a leader or as especially competent on a mental level, and your advice may be sought. Stabilizing energy is with you today, and coming back down to earth is your forte! Teaching, short trips, learning, and studying are favored today if they seem to have a purpose or practical meaning to them. Authority figures or parents tend to see you as intelligent and listen more intently to you.
From now until March 12th, there’s generally more positivity in your outlook, thoughts, and conversations, dear Gemini, with your ruler, Mercury, now in easy relationship to your sign and moving through your solar ninth house. You embrace new ways of looking at old problems, and you prefer not to focus too much on the details in favor of the “big picture”. Be sure to look for a balance between carefree and careless. You are more curious than usual and drawn to mind-expanding experiences. Today is good for work and problem solving, although not good for making commitments, mainly because the Moon is void all day and interests can change later. Refine projects and plans already in motion. Listen closely to a partner, and put in extra effort to learn, study, or perfect a project/craft.
With Mercury now in your solar eighth house until March 12th, dear Cancer, you are drawn to deeper thought, study, thinking, and conversations. Your mind wants to be intrigued now, and superficial topics are not what you’re seeking. This is a good time for devising strategies and plans, although not a time for straightforward communications and transportation. You are bringing more reason and objectivity to sensitive topics. This is a strong time for research – you’re especially interested in meaning and context. When Mercury later retrogrades from January 21-February 11, you will have to watch for an overly analytic approach with others, when sensitivity may be necessary, but for now, dissecting and digging for answers can be satisfying and beneficial.
Now and until March 12th, Mercury is journeying through your opposing sign, dear Leo. During this cycle, you might often seek out people who help stimulate your own thoughts and decisions, sometimes as sounding boards. A partner or friend might help you with feedback and input, which helps you to reach decisions. Alternatively, others may be especially communicative, seeking you out. Either way, intellectual companionship can figure strongly now. You have much to learn through others, and favor one-on-one situations over group settings or simply making decisions on your own. There is wisdom in your approach today. It’s easier than usual to identify time wasters and waste in general. While it’s a good day for tightening up details and work, it’s not the best time for new initiatives.
Mercury is now transiting your work and health sector, and will continue to move through this area of your solar chart until March 12th. This is a better time of the year for sorting out details, learning new skills, and researching health options and methods. Your thoughts and conversations can often turn to work, health, self-care, self-improvement, mechanics, organizing, sorting, and self-improvement. However, watch for overthinking, worrying, and fretting during this cycle. Nervous energy only carries you for so long before there are consequences. A patient approach brings the most benefits today. Today is strong for adopting a patient approach. You instinctively know that taking your time to perfect something will be more satisfying in the long run.
Until March 12th, Mercury is transiting the sector of your solar chart that rules fun, entertainment, pleasure, hobbies, children, and romance, dear Libra, and is in favorable relationship with your sign. This tends to allow you more freedom to “be yourself” and share ideas with others, communicate more spontaneously and perhaps playfully, and generally take more personal risks when communicating and learning new things. You might crave feedback, people to play games with, and intellectual entertainment. Your own communications tend to be more creative. You may want to stand out as especially unique when it comes to your intelligence or wit. There can be a stronger need for communications and movement in a romantic relationship. You may be hungry for new experiences that feed your creative spirit. Today, you can put effort into a creative project now and truly make headway, but totally new initiatives may not get off the ground.
Until March 12th, Mercury is traveling through the sector of your solar chart that rules heart, home, and family. There is much to absorb and learn through family and at home during this cycle, dear Scorpio. Thoughts and conversations can often turn to family, domestic matters, and your personal past during this cycle. This might alternatively point to an especially hectic or simply busy period in the home environment or with family and close loved ones. This is not the most outwardly expressive position for Mercury, the planet of communication, and there can be times when you feel misunderstood or when you can’t see to find the right words to convey your message. Today’s energies are stabilizing for the most part. Practical problem solving is favored, particularly regarding money, personal resources, and home matters. There is simplicity and honesty in your conversations, and increased self-honesty as well.
Mercury is now transiting your communications sector, dear Sagittarius, where it will stay for longer than usual, until March 12th, giving you plenty of time to reach out, make connections, pick up new interests and skills, and share your ideas. You can also find yourself in more contact with classmates, siblings, and even neighbors during this period. Your curiosity is stimulated, and you are more communicative than usual, but not always focused. Today, you are more able to tame your desires and think in practical terms, and you tend to be valued for your input or advice. You more happily meet deadlines and fulfil your responsibilities. Taking care of business comes naturally, and so does sorting or organizing. An organized and patient attitude can get you far today, but avoid taking on entirely new projects or making final decisions, as you may not have all the information you need.
Mercury entered your solar second house yesterday and will transit this area of your chart until March 12th, dear Capricorn. This influence is a subtly helpful one for practical matters. Now that Mercury has left your sign, you may not find the need to speak about yourself or your plans as often as you have been recently, and you might find that you’re often preoccupied with business, finances, personal possessions, valuables, and matters of security. There is a stronger desire for tangible results, but also a patient approach. It’s a good time to discuss, learn about, or seek advice on your financial situation. There can be a stronger desire to learn in order to earn. Today is good for concentrating. Routine matters are favored – while it may not be the most creative of days, there is strong energy for tending to details and using common sense. Even so, this is not the best day for new projects and launches, or for final decisions, as the void Moon all day suggests that these things may not hold weight or last long.
Today, you may be seen as an authority on a matter, and others tend to naturally turn to you for advice, dear Aquarius. Mercury in your sign harmonizes with Saturn, and this favors practical thinking and gaining respect for your ideas or input. Mercury entered your sign yesterday, and will travel through it for longer than a typical Mercury cycle, until March 12th. You are more mentally stimulated, self-starting, curious, talkative, and perhaps restless or frequently “on the move” during this period. You can experience more mental alertness and awareness, which can benefit you a lot, but you should also watch that you take time to calm down and relax. There is more desire to talk about your interests, plans, and your personality. This is also a good time to attract romantic admirers or creative projects your way.
This is a good day for communicating about serious or important matters, for learning new practical skills or knowledge, and for patiently working through details, dear Pisces. Mercury entered your privacy sector yesterday and will transit this part of your solar chart until March 12th. As this cycle sets in, your decision-making skills and thought processes tend to be more intuitive, inward, and solitary. You are more inclined to wait and see rather than jump into decisions at this time. Your thoughts might often turn to matters of the past (especially later when Mercury is retrograde from January 21-February 11), endings, and spiritual matters. You’re less inclined to share your thoughts or personal details about yourself during this period, more often than not giving the “floor” to others.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 0:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting North Node
This is the trigger for out with the old and in with the new. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now. Plans could need reworking. We could feel temporarily out of the loop.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 3:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 5:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 7:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 11:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Neptune
If we are not in touch with our need for inspiration, beauty, compassion, connection to something otherworldly, or our spirituality, we could feel out of sorts right now. Relaxing, listening to music, getting close to nature, or taking a break may resolve this.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 8:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mars
There can be tension and feelings of restlessness or impatience, as what we want to do may not feel perfectly right, or we may be lacking the courage. Avoid taking it out on the wrong things or people.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 2:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Sun Square Transiting North Node
Efforts to achieve personal goals may be thwarted right now because we need to cooperate with others. This can sometimes correlate with a need to let go of a project, relationship, attitude, or conditions that have now become troublesome or counterproductive.
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 7:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Jun
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 5 Jan 2015 5:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Saturn
Rational and logical thinking. Concentration and focus. Organization. Serious communication. Agreeable solitude.
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Scores: Aries 1; Taurus 0; Gemini 0; Cancer 3; Leo 1; Virgo 0; Libra 0; Scorpio 0; Sagittarius 1; Capricorn 4; Aquarius 6; Pisces 1
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
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.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 3; Earth 4; Air 6; Water 4
The elements are balanced in this chart.
BALANCE OF MODES
Scores: Cardinal 8; Fixed 7; Mutable 2
You find it difficult to adapt to new situations. You tend to be inflexible when faced with the demands of change and other people.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on January 5th:
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 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, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION THE SUN Orb 5°44′ Separating
You have an imbalance between your ego and emotions, your assertion and your empathy, and your masculine and feminine natures. This may be a result of disagreements between your mother and father. Just as they were at war with each other, now you conduct an internal battle. This can lead to indecisiveness and lack of action. Once resolved you will have great drive to achieve your goals.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 6°49′ Separating
You are a gifted healer. You are able to face the painful side of life and share your experiences in a loving manner. You feel compassion for others’ plights.
THE SUN IN CAPRICORN
You are responsible and respectful, with a strong need to be an authority figure. You command respect and may tend to superiority and bossiness.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°21′ Separating
You are impulsive and determined to be an individual. You want to do things your own way and will dig in your heels if anyone tries to stop you. You have the ability to be a unique and original leader.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 1°41′ Separating
You are intense, obsessive and have great personal power. You find it easy to rid yourself of the unwanted but may be intolerant of others less powerful. Transformation is the key factor in your life.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 1°04′ Separating
You will be able to help others with your ability to understand their pain.
MERCURY IN AQUARIUS
You are brimming with original and unique ideas. You enjoy exchanging ideas with other people, particularly friends and groups of people. You are an inventive thinker, and may rebel against old and traditional ideas.
2ND DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibial nerve
Sabian Symbol: An unexpected thunderstorm.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 1°36′ Applying
You express yourself in a loving manner. You enjoy talking with people, and they find you a warm and welcoming listener.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°19′ Applying
You are able to apply your mind to most activities in your life. You have a serious approach to learning.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A deserter from the navy.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°17′ Separating
You are a loyal and faithful partner. You like commitment and a common purpose in relationships.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 3°21′ Separating
You feel a pull between your drive to achieve and a need to enjoy yourself. You need to develop self discipline and to curb your impatience.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
You may be committed to higher education and have a strict moral code. You are also an easygoing and optimistic worker.
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°10′ Applying
You lack confidence in your artistic ability or in your relationships. Learn to believe in yourself and avoid being drawn into the psychic realms as you still have to learn how to deal with the practical side of life.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°39′ Separating
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 1°52′ Applying
You have a tendency to seek excitement and scatter your energies. You have many unique talents, but need to develop discipline in order to make the most of them.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
6TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cuboid bone
Sabian Symbol: Officers on dress parade.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
ASPECTS OF PLUTO
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°36′ Separating
You have the ability to be a catalyst in your daily life, helping others face and heal their emotional pain.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
VESTA IN CAPRICORN
You place importance on structure and order in the workplace. You have great discipline and personal ambition, and can succeed in administrative and management positions. Workers will turn to you for a sense of stability and authority.
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
You possess the ability to see the big picture. You enjoy philosophical discussions and can include all cultures. You are a defender of truth.
4TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Femur
Sabian Symbol: A little child learning to walk.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
16TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Sunshine just after a storm.
CERES IN SAGITTARIUS
You prefer your loved ones to provide you with a sense of adventure and freedom. You feel cared for when you are allowed space to explore and reach for your goals.
29TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: A fat boy mowing the lawn.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
8TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Oesophageal opening of diaphragm
Sabian Symbol: Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade.
ASTRAEA IN ARIES
You have an inability to let go of your independence. You want to continue doing things your own way when it is time to start co-operating.
6TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye Socket, orbital cavity
Sabian Symbol: A square brightly lighted on one side.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
15TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: Circular paths.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
15TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Lateral lobes of brain
Sabian Symbol: A person weaving a blanket.