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Merrily’s astrological Weekly Weather for January 26 - February 1, 2015
All times are written for E.S.T.
The end of January has a very poignant, energetic quality, as Mercury heads to a union with the Sun on Friday, ensuring that communications, meetings and decisions will get some brilliant impetus and support.
This really is an uplifting week and the tempo picks up considerably, only to deliver us to a more peaceful pace… just in time for the weekend! Venus will join Neptune on the 1st and romantic, idealistic connections will be enhanced as the glow of Venus warms our hearts.
Monday the 26th
The Moon is still n Aries as we start the new week and the morning has an upbeat, buoyant feel to it as the Aquarius Sun forms a growth oriented aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Our imaginations are popping with idealistic, futuristic visions.
The Moon’s entry into Taurus at 11:38 AM helps to ground us and supports us to look at how we can bring those lofty ideas (that have been flooding our minds) to some sort of practical application. Positive aspects to loving Venus and spiritual Neptune can open up doors to forgiveness and open-hearted expressions of compassion and kindness.
All of this mixes with a more challenging aspect between Venus and Pluto that becomes exact at 3:41 PM. With Venus at the very last degree of Aquarius, harness this powerful energy in a positive way and don’t allow the shadow side of this combo (envy, jealousy, manipulation) to steer you down a path of blame. There is an opportunity to see what parts of your heart are in need of a remodel and if you look at it as a way to upgrade relationships for greater satisfaction, healthy growth can be the result.
The quarter Moon square (11:49 PM) helps us to weigh our fantasies against reality and if we have set the New Year bar too high for us to reach, we find ways to bring a steady hand to our plans with a stronger degree of patience.
Tuesday the 27th
The big news today is that Venus (love, values and pleasure) leaves unconventional, freedom-loving Aquarius and gently enters the tender, borderless, affectionate waters of Pisces. Venus steps into Neptune’s territory where it’s harder to define or limit feelings. Pisces is all about universal Love and the compassion and forgiveness that goes with it. Idealistically romantic, sometimes it difficult to satisfy the heart as it always wants to connect more deeply here.
Both Mars and Venus will be in Pisces until February 19th - 20th, sending our desires and motivations out to float on Neptune’s endless sea. They join Chiron (the healer) and a trip into these nebulous waters can inspire highly artistic creations and profound loving experiences that bring medicinal soothing to our souls.
Dreams are expanded, love is enhanced and a longing for Utopia can envelope us all. We can benefit from allowing our highest vision to come forth and inspire creations and bring healing to our journey. The shadow side of this energy can leave us not seeing situations or people clearly and the emersion into idealization can bring inappropriate, self-sacrificing and martyrdom… let’s not go there.
A Moon/Pluto trine between Taurus and Capricorn (12:36 PM), delivers substance to whatever we focus on and adds just the right dose of grounded ambition to get something accomplished.
Wednesday the 28th
Just after midnight, Mercury (intellect and communications) sextiles Uranus
(awakenings and revolutionary surprises) … be prepared for some of those AhHA! moments of clarity and insightfulness to permeate this day.
Then, at 10:26 AM, intuition and intelligence inspire actions with a supportive connection between Mercury and Mars. With Mercury retrograde, we get a chance to revise, redo and re-invent what we have wanted to launch into our future and ensure greater success as a result.
Mercury will be in progressive Aquarius until March 12th (An unusually long transit for Mercury, due to the retrograde from January 21 to February 11), giving “outside the box”, innovative thinking a chance to refine itself for greater brilliance. There is a strong thirst for knowledge.
The Moon enters chatty Gemini at 5:37 PM and we may want to talk about Everything! With a square to Venus at 8:58 PM and a bridge (opposition) to Saturn at 11:44 PM, we can witness some scattered, fickle energies flitting about and it’s best to refrain from sharing every single thought and feeling that comes buzzing by. Try observing it and breath more deeply during the process… discoveries are prevalent.
Thursday the 29th
This day surges with progress! While we slept (if we slept), Mars and Uranus formed a connection that stimulated liberating, highly intuitive and expansive downloads of awakening information. Dreams may have revealed something brand new and important.
The Gemini Moon trines the Sun at 11:07 AM, further accenting harmonious connections and lots of communications. With a lunar trine to Mercury at 2:36 PM, ideas and plans are coming together, the energy is flying and we need to focus so we can keep up!
At 6:14 PM, the quick-moving, Gemini Moon sextiles Uranus, adding to the excitement inherent in this fast-paced, mercurial day. The night will challenge us to keep our words on the positive, as some impatience could rear its head… so stay kind!
Friday the 30th
If you were looking for a day to implement a new plan, apply for a position, promote a new idea… this is a great day for it. Life purpose gains clarity today and it’s time to get the wheels turning in a brand new direction. With the Moon still in Gemini (mental energy) we get a double whammy as Mercury and the Sun conjoin at 10 degrees Aquarius. Innovative inventions and a hunger for knowledge can take us to new territory.
Discriminating between unrealistic, wishful thinking and inspired ideas that deserve development can be a focus as well today, with a Venus/Saturn square. All the intense work we’ve done to get our heart space in better shape… will show up today. It may not be comfortable to look at how we can apply some discipline to our dreams… but it ensures their manifestation.
What are you wanting to build into your relationships? Here is a place to review your blueprints, to ensure that what you are building has a solid foundation that will provide support in the long run.
Saturday the 31st
The weekend rolls out with a Moon in sensitive Cancer that trines Venus and Neptune from the morning to the afternoon. It’s a great day to slow down and savor everything.
Time to nurture and be nurtured, go for the motherly comforts and soothing choices after such an electric work week. Make peace with yourself and others. Yum J
Sunday the 1st of February
A Cancer Moon trines Mars in Pisces at 8:37 AM, setting the tone for another gentle day. With a Venus / Neptune conjunction flooding the energy of this intuitive feeling kind of day, we can dive into idealistic, romantic notions that can be spellbinding at the very least.
This is about Love of the highest order… Universal Love, and how we translate that into our personal lives. Our hearts are being given a gift… to open up and experience a profound connection to the Limitless Field where everything emerges from. Kindness, compassion, forgiveness and colorful imaginations are easily expressed.
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens." - Carl Jung
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