Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for January 21–27, 2019

This week began with a potent Supermoon (when the Moon is closest to the earth) Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday. Three planets are in hardworking Capricorn: Mercury, Saturn and Pluto, as well as the South Node, the Sun having just moved from Capricorn to Aquarius. In the shadow of the eclipse, the entire week is colored by a dynamic, benefic aspect between Jupiter (also conjunct Venus) trine to Mars, which perfects on Friday. What makes this aspect particularly spectacular is that Jupiter is strong in its ruling sign Sagittarius, and Mars is strong in its ruling sign Aries. These planets are high functioning in their ruling signs, which are both fire signs. This aspect gives us tremendous energy for forward motion this week. Use the Capricorn planets for good planning and discernment, and then use the bold, energetic Jupiter/Venus-Mars trine to get a lot accomplished. Get yourself ready to race, and then bolt forward toward your goals.

The Week Begins With Some Tense Energy

Monday morning’s light after the eclipse brings more tension through a Mars-Saturn square. Strong physical exercise Monday morning would be a good way to discharge this tight energy. Toward evening, the Leo Moon makes benefic trines to Mars, Venus and Jupiter, easing concerns and bringing more joy and optimism.

Tuesday is buoyed by a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in the sunny, optimistic sign of Sagittarius. A benefic Moon-Uranus trine can add to the excitement and surprising possibilities.

A Virgo Moon Midweek Provides Energy for Creating Order

The Moon ingresses into Virgo tropically midweek on Wednesday, focusing us on cleaning things up and putting order in our lives. There are several strong contradictory planetary alignments in this active day. In one sector of the sky—Scorpio to Pisces tropically—we have a flowing alignment between Ceres, Mercury and Chiron, fostering self-nurturing and healing. These aspects can help us align our health concerns and address habits to support good health.  A Moon-Saturn trine helps us lean into our work and get things done. However, a Moon-Neptune square may compromise our focus, and yet it can give inspiration.

Our drive to put order in our lives and get a lot accomplished increases on Thursday as we ride the wave of the Virgo Moon, aspected by Pluto. Power through the tasks you have set before you. Don’t waste your time on meetings that are unlikely to produce concrete results, as the Moon is Void of Course (VoC) all day from 5:50am until 8:02pm PDT, when it moves into Libra. Finish the day with a sweet, relaxing connection with your beloved.

A Mars-Jupiter Trine Toward Week’s End Brings Capable Energy for Forward Motion

Friday is supercharged with powerful alignments to produce results. The cardinal, action-oriented Libra Moon makes a benefic trine to the Sun in Aquarius. Mars and Jupiter—strong in their ruling fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius respectively—perfect into a benefic trine at 9:53am PST, setting the whole day in fast motion. Plan ahead to make the most of this strong, capable, positive energy.

We can ride the wave of the high-energy Mars-Jupiter trine the rest of the weekend. On Saturday, the Libra Moon forms a challenging T-square with Pluto and the Mars-Uranus conjunction. This aspect may bring frustrating circumstances, while it also is powerful energy for change and accomplishment. Use this dynamic energy wisely and carefully. Slow down your tendency to charge ahead forcefully.

Sunday’s Scorpio Moon stirs deep feelings that may emerge as resentment, jealousy or other difficult emotions as a result of the Moon squaring Mercury and the Sun in Aquarius. The fixed signs are involved, and we’re not likely to want to yield to others’ points of view. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we want to withdraw into ourselves and take some time for solitude. The cosmic energy also fosters research and problem solving.

The Week in Short

Monday: Tense morning, followed by a more playful and optimistic afternoon and evening.

Tuesday: Excitement and possibilities. Reach for the stars.

Wednesday: Time to clean up and put order in your life. Address health habits.

Thursday: Power through the tasks before you. Moon VoC all day 5:50am–8:02pm PST.

Friday: Supercharged, high-energy day. Plan ahead and get a lot accomplished.

Saturday: Powerful, dynamic, perhaps frustrating energy; use it wisely and carefully.

Sunday: Take some time alone for research, reflection or problem solving.

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.