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Weekly Transits for January 16th- 22nd, 2023, referencing PST time zone


Cheat Sheet:


Monday January 16th

Scorpio Moon opposite Taurean Uranus @ 14°

T-square: Apex is Venus @ 16°- 17° in Aquarius, squaring Scorpio Moon @ 14°- 17° which is opposite Taurus Uranus @ 14°

Scorpio Moon trine Piscean Neptune @ 23°

Scorpio Moon square Aquarian Saturn @ 24°


Tuesday January 17th

Sagittarian Moon trine Aries Jupiter @ 3°

Sagittarian Moon opposite Gemini Mars @ 8°


Wednesday January 18th

Capricorn Sun conjunct Pluto @ 28°

Sagittarian Moon trine Chiron @ 12°


Thursday January 19th

Sagittarian Moon square Piscean Neptune @ 23°

Capricorn Moon square Aries Jupiter @ 3°

Friday January 20th

Capricorn Moon conjunct Mercury @ 8°

Sun moves into Aquarius

Capricorn Moon square Aries Chiron @ 12°

Capricorn Moon trine Taurus Uranus @ 14°


Saturday January 21st

Capricorn Moon conjunct Pluto @28°

New Moon in Aquarius 12:53 pm PST 1°32°

Aquarius Moon trine Gemini Mars @ 8°

Aquarius Venus conjunct Saturn @ 24°

Sunday January 22nd

Uranus finishes retrograde, Chinese new year water rabbit begins

Capricorn Mercury trine Taurus North Node @ 9°

Aquarius Moon square Taurus North Node @ 9°

Aquarius Moon square Taurus Uranus @ 14°

Triple conjunction in Aquarius: Moon @ 23°, Saturn @ 24°, Venus @25°


Long-form Weeklies:


We still have Sun, Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn--that’s a combo-- especially with Mercury retrograde. Your Capricornian house is lit, followed only by Aquarian Venus and Saturn. Saturn is showing off his vibes– which houses does he rule in your chart, and where does he live? That part of your chart is going to be highlighted this week.


My 7th house and 8th house are going through a thing right now and of course with Saturn ruling them, I’m experiencing some fear and trepidation with it. My second house natally holds Saturn, so my finances and self esteem are affected in big ways as these relationship houses activate. Sometimes I feel like I’m connecting-- hard-- and other times I feel stuck in Saturn’s pattern, doomed to repeat mistakes I’ve been making all my life.


And so it goes.


Monday January 16th

Scorpio Moon opposite Taurean Uranus @ 14°

T-square: Apex is Venus @ 16°- 17° in Aquarius, squaring Scorpio Moon @ 14°- 17° which is opposite Taurus Uranus @ 14°

Scorpio Moon trine Piscean Neptune @ 23°

Scorpio Moon square Aquarian Saturn @ 24°

We open the week with Scorpio Moon opposing Taurean Uranus. Our fears, insecurities, kinks and obsessions will be thrown a run for their money. We will surprise ourselves or be surprised at how dug in we are about something, or how dark the layer is when we pull it back. It’s ok, friend. We’re all going through this, and this isn’t a long transit. Scorpio is cleaning us out, with every transit.


Speaking of being dug-in, this opposition will move to have an apex– because it forms a T-square. This tension of the unexpected element or trigger, will be felt or experienced in how we connect or enjoy ourselves. Maybe you’ll find someone to kink around with? Maybe you’ll connect with someone or a community online that can help you feel supported through your shadow work or big upset. The point is, there is an element of space AND connection that can help sooth you, or at the very least, is the exit point of this energy. Whatever you do, keep your ethics close.


Scorpio Moon then gets assistance from Piscean Neptune. This soundtrack is equal parts Bauhaus and Cocteau Twins. Both dark and ethereal. There’s an entire body of music dedicated to this vibe, and it was the soundtrack to an entire decade. My only point here is that this is a creative, poetic, and emotional aspect that can really serve you if you can let it be there. It will pass, eventually. Mind your dabbling in altered states. This could be a potent moment, and take you way further than you intended to journey.


Finally Moon squares Saturn. There is a defensive and overburdened feel to this transit. Scorpio Moon is on the lookout and might strike first and ask questions later. This has been a really hard few weeks! This retrograde has some of us waiting for the cheque in the mail, having to fix expensive items that have broken, bumping our heads, losing our shirts and missing our rides. Nothing has been working all that great, and somehow it feels like we are being blamed, and we are barely making it through. This is some serious stuff to contend with, and maybe it has to do mostly with boundaries. If everything is running amok, the one thing you can do is a mental inventory of your boundaries and where they are being eroded, or where you definitely need boundaries to feel like you have power in relationships, or control over your body.


Tuesday January 17th

Capricorn Mercury Stations Direct @ 8°

Sagittarian Moon trine Aries Jupiter @ 3°

Sagittarian Moon opposite Gemini Mars @ 8°


A very different vibe today than yesterday. Again, we still have that Capricornian/ Saturnian vibe going on, with the biggest and most welcome news being Mercury stationing direct in Capricorn. Whatever mayhem that Mercury has been raising in your chart, you’ll start to see it untangle. Perhaps you’re thinking clearer now? Perhaps you can see through the communication issues? Perhaps you’ve learned a vital piece of information that helps it all make sense. Things start to move forward more quickly through this Capricornian ground. You can start to strategize for the future.


Sagittarius Moon is self propelled. It’s searching, questioning, and full of faith. What a beautiful trine it makes to Aries Jupiter, its ruler. Expansion, learning, traveling, and lighting a fire are all on the menu today.


What are you trying to move forward? What are you hoping to be? Can you have faith, take a risk, and be optimistic in your endeavors? Click into everything you can be.


Sagittarian Moon then opposes Gemini Mars, Aries-Jupiter’s ruler. Gemini Mars is now picking up speed as it moves forward. You might be impulsive, clumsy, or have some overwhelming urges to act or say something. It’s always good to read the room before you go rogue. Remember this energy wants to move and expand, explore and seek, so be clear on what’s private and what’s for public consumption. You may believe in what you’re saying but not everyone will have the ears or heart to hear. Conversely, this might happen to you, and then cause you to react. Reactions often get judged as harshly as actions. Either way it’s good to know your audience.


Wednesday January 18th

Capricorn Sun conjunct Pluto @ 28°

Sagittarian Moon trine Aries Chiron @ 12°


Yowza! today is a whole thing. Capricorn sun conjuncts Pluto for a whole day. I can’t promise it will be fun but it might be transformational or explosive, it might shed light on something that you didn’t know, financially, in your work life, or to do with your father figure. It might signify an ending point or place of power for you.


Let’s consider that idea for a moment. Power. Pluto is the planet of power, it’s transpersonal, and the life force is meeting up with it. You are a part of the human story, and you are an individual, and that is your point of power.


Does someone, or some system have a problem with your power? Did you find an entry point to find it? Did you just realize that you had power that you didn’t know you had? Did someone show you that they had power over you? Did you realize that something, like an obsession, addiction, fixation or systemic injustice had power over you?


Where do you have control, or control issues? Are you ethical with your power?


This spotlight is there for a reason. You are supposed to know this. You can’t do anything about it, or with it, unless you are aware. Like I said– it might not be fun. But it also might be. It might feel good, empowering, even motivating. Keep that Sagittarian Moon faith while you ride it.


Thursday January 19th

Sagittarian Moon square Piscean Neptune @ 23°

Capricorn Moon square Aries Jupiter @ 3°


Have you ever been deluded? Any of us would want to answer “no” but I can honestly say that I’ve been deluded many times before. Especially about other people. I can have a childlike faith in someone who is– legit– taking advantage of me, and I can watch them do it in plain sight, and still not really see what’s happening.


Once you know you’ve been deluded-- pretty badly-- it’s hard to have complete trust in yourself and what you see. Piscean Neptune likes to confuse. I’m not saying that YOU'RE deluded, but Sagittarian Moon is looking for truth. Sometimes in the hoopla Sagittarius thinks it knows. Sagittarius is the energy of optimism, hope, and “the answer is on the tip of my tongue!” energy. Sagittarius Moon thinks it knows it in the body…it feels it. It FEELS true. But perhaps what if it’s not right, or partially right, or even just not wrong, but not seeing the big picture? It’s a fine line to have faith and hope but to admit you might not see the larger forces at play.


Don’t worry, Moon dives into realistic, sober and adulty Capricorn to square Aries Jupiter. Now it’s the body and physical sensations that are realistic, and the childlike thrust of optimism is through expanding Jupiter. You’re going to need your body on this expansion. You must consider it in your plans. Watch excess; going too hard at CrossFit, drinking too much at happy hour, committing to more than you can handle because you have optimism in your time management. You DO need sleep and downtime. You DO need water. No amount of hope will change that.


Friday January 20th

Capricorn Moon conjunct Mercury @ 8°

Sun moves into Aquarius

Capricorn Moon square Aries Chiron @ 12°

Capricorn Moon trine Taurus Uranus @ 14°

Perhaps you’re noticing your thoughts and feelings are on par, and you’re able to deal in a practical, and rational way. You are the CEO of your life today, and able to really parse it out. How’s it going in “you-land," beyond your personal branding? How’s your brain dealing with whatever area of your life has become your Capricornian focus? Probably today, you’re able to see a way out of the conundrum. If not that, you likely have a good idea of what to do.


….and like that it’s Aquarius season. You’re “up above it.” This is an interesting time for relationships. Aquarius makes us feel separate, but also part of humanity. We move out of hierarchy and into the collective. Two of the principles of Burning Man are: Radical Inclusion and Communal Effort. This is a Silicon Valley, west coast of North America, playground. This is very Aquarian.


Yet this is not new. Radical Inclusion and Communal Effort are rebrands of indigenous laws practiced pre colonization. Everything old is new again. But our bodies remember what it felt like to feel a “part of everything” while feeling a bit on the outskirts.


What will you do with your newfound wisdom? Pay attention, this vibe is THE vibe. You’re not going to fully escape Aquarian energy for a long time. Get comfortable with the future. It’s a one-way ticket.


Capricorn Moon squares Aries Chiron…feels right on time. Why not have a dance with your body and your identity wound? You might have a reparenting moment. You may have to talk your inner child out of a trigger, and if you do, Capricorn Moon is a good mama for it. Family drama is imminent, but this is a brief one, and can be as simple as a reminder about what isn’t healed.


Capricorn Moon then trines Uranus in Taurus. Uranus rules Aquarius, and in Taurus is lending some earthy love to your body. Maybe something really goes right today. Maybe something is easy or you get some unexpected good news. Maybe you’re able to make a solid plan and start working on it. Taurus and Capricorn get’er done. It may take a flash of the divine to get there, but it’s happening already.


Saturday January 21st

Capricorn Moon conjunct Pluto @28°

New Moon in Aquarius 12:53 pm PST 1°32°

Aquarius Moon trine Gemini Mars @ 8°

Aquarius Venus conjunct Saturn @ 24°

First the Sun this week, and now the moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. You are transforming, there’s no doubt. Transformation can be exciting, exhilarating, grounding, but let’s admit here that it’s often uncomfortable, spikey, clumsy, and includes some loss and grief mixed in. What parts of your public life, your career, your sense of stability are changing? What’s going on with your relationship with the patriarchy, or with your familial patriarch and where does that land in your body? How are your best-laid plans going and how is your inner self emotionally regulating with this dose of reality?

And then…a new moon in Aquarius. This is one of the most important new moons of the year and it’s happening today! This energy is like a microdose of upcoming shifts in energy. Dare to dream about what you intend to do. Write it down. Visualize it. Connect to your armpits, the backs of your knees, that space between your eyebrows while you do it. Saturn and Uranus have your back, you have to meet them halfway, and that’s what Moon conjunct Sun is about. There is personal and universal energy synergizing.

Aquarius Moon gets a boost from the friendly and curious Gemini Mars. This is helping you pull inspiration, intention and motion from the divine. You are learning how to work with your mind, body, and soul to create your future. Like I said, this is a potent new moon full of oomph.


Still in the fixed air of Aquarius, we have Venus conjunct Saturn just to round out the day. How do you connect with people without feeling limits to your freedom? How can you be a part of society while innovating and changing it into something that is better? Aquarius is a rebel at heart, yet Saturn is structure, boundaries, and time. There’s only so many things we can truly rebel against. Sometimes the way to rebel is within the minutiae of daily life, and doesn’t involve some grand gesture or declaration. It’s in our day to day relationships. There are limits to the way we can connect with people, and sometimes that limit is not even within us.

There is a trifecta to consider; of freedom to be who you are, the people who you are trying to connect to, and the limits and boundaries that make connecting possible. Sometimes the limitation is the relationship itself, sometimes we wish to be bound to a relationship because we want less freedom, less responsibility, and less individualization. We literally want someone else to make the decision, direct the current. That in itself is another kind of freedom. The freedom NOT to choose. Who’s driving this boat? Is the reason that I’m not doing X really the fault of my husband/wife/ child/parents, or am I using it as an excuse?

Sunday January 22nd

Uranus finishes retrograde, Chinese new year water rabbit begins

Capricorn Mercury trine Taurus North Node @ 9°

Aquarius Moon square Taurus North Node @ 9°

Aquarius Moon square Taurus Uranus @ 14°

Triple conjunction in Aquarius: Moon @ 23°, Saturn @ 24°, Venus @25°


After a long tour backwards in Taurus, Uranus stations direct. This isn’t the biggest deal in the world, Uranus spends a lot of time retrograde and we are used to it, except that we now have all the planets going direct for a while, and that momentum will be a welcome change at first, and likely overwhelming within a few weeks.


Today also marks the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology! Happy New Year!


How beautiful that the day starts out with an earth-trine between the North Node and Mercury. We will be tapped into our karmic paths and mentally making our next moves. We are grounded, strategic, and looking over the horizon. Where are we going?


At the same time, Aquarius Moon squares the North Node asking us to transcend all the things behind us to get there. Our bodies are riddled with emotions we scarcely investigate. Spend some time investigating what it’s telling you.


Aquarius Moon goes on to square (now direct) Uranus in Taurus. What is working for you right now and what is not? What keeps you grounded and safe and what isn’t safe any more? Your mind is probably clear on this, as is your body. Uranus will be sure to send you a flash of insight in disguise to redirect you on your path.


This will culminate in a very Aquarian triple conjunction. Moon folds itself into the Venus and Saturn party very nicely to help us parse out who we are in service to humanity, ourselves, our freedom and the “bondages” we choose when we are in relationship to others. This is a heart/ body/ reality situation. This is radical work-- to be ourselves; with others in the world. Pay attention to the message that comes through late today, as this is prep school for an Aquarian world which you selected to be a part of. Your ethics, ideas, and innovations are part of what we are building here. You’re needed, you’re wanted and you're an essential ingredient to what's happening.

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