Curiosity, Compassion and Conversation are Highlighted This Week

Published on January 22, 2018

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree

Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for January 21–28, 2018

The week ahead begins strong and is demanding. Energies soften Wednesday and Thursday with the Moon in exalted Taurus. The week ends with themes of curiosity, community and conversation. Mars moves into Sagittarius on Friday, fostering expansion and adventure in the mutable fire sign of adventure until March 17. By week’s end, we are nearing the first eclipse of 2018, a total eclipse of the Moon on January 31.

A Pisces Moon Starts the Week off on a Compassionate Note

The compassion and comfort of the Pisces Moon lights the way on Sunday. This mutable water Moon makes benefic aspects to Pluto, Jupiter and Mars. Listen to your intuition. Be imaginative, creative, kind and generous.

The pace picks up Monday and Tuesday with the Moon in Aries. A lunar square to Saturn commands discipline and responsibility. Get your work week going with zest and commitment, even if you feel somewhat resistant. The evening is more agreeable, thanks to a Moon-Venus sextile.

Buckle Up for a Tense Tuesday

Tuesday is tense. The heavy dose of powerful, edgy energy can be used to get a lot accomplished. However, with the Moon in headstrong, fiery Aries, we will need to think before we act, and simmer down if situations become overheated.

Volatility Eases Midweek

The Moon’s arrival in Taurus on Wednesday cools the temperature and eases the volatility. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, where it is highest functioning, and where it seeks pleasure. Mercury and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn, driving us to deeper understandings. A Moon-Saturn trine keeps things steady and drives us toward accomplishment. The Moon conjoins Pallas Athena, drawing us toward art and beauty.

All things sensual are highlighted on Thursday. The Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Mercury. Thursday is a day to eat delicious food, play inspiring music, hug your loved ones, set your sight on beauty, and perhaps get a massage. Inspiring conversations may result in insight and surprising realizations.

A Gemini Moon Brings Good Energy for the Weekend

Friday morning may start aimlessly, as the Moon is void of course (VoC) until 9:40am, when it jumps into Gemini. The zodiac sign symbolizing communication and curiosity reigns through Sunday evening. Mars bolts into Sagittarius, where it fosters travel, adventure and expanding perspectives through March 17.

In the light of the Gemini Moon, Saturday is made for short trips, social events, communication and connecting with siblings. Curiosity piques. Explore your neighborhood. Get together with a sibling or relative or read a book to learn something new.

The Moon is VoC Sunday morning until 10:57am, so enjoy a leisurely breakfast and reading of the Sunday paper. Then the Moon rolls into compassionate Cancer, making Sunday is a day for home and family. The Moon-Saturn opposition Sunday evening calls for planning the work week ahead, attending to responsibilities and honoring limitations. Cook a nourishing dinner and enjoy it with loved ones.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Enjoy a passionate and compassionate Sunday.

Monday: The day demands discipline. Get your work week moving.

Tuesday: Tense, powerful, edgy day. Keep your cool and think before you act.

Wednesday: A strong, steady day when both accomplishment and pleasure are possible.

Thursday: Nourish your senses and engage in inspiring conversations.

Friday: Moon VoC until 9:40am. Enjoy conversation, community and connection.

Saturday: Take a short trip to explore something new or read a book to learn something new.

Sunday: Moon VoC until 10:57am. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then focus on home and family.

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Published on: January 22, 2018

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