Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for January 7–13, 2019

The week ahead is cosmically framed for work, for powering through tasks and goals. Mercury has joined the work brigade in Capricorn, also including Sun, Saturn and Pluto. On Friday, the 11th, the Sun aligns with powerful, transformative Pluto. If your New Year’s goals are not already firmly in place, the 11th would be a good day to lean into them. Set strong intentions to get a lot accomplished in the week ahead and get to work. The next two weeks are framed by eclipses, with a Total Lunar Eclipse coming on Sunday, January 20th, at 0:52 Aquarius tropically. When in the midst of eclipse energy, keep things simple and focus on your responsibilities. It is best not to start new projects, and to keep good control of expenses.

The Week Begins with Light, Uplifting Energy

On Monday, Venus bounces into spirited Sagittarius, which will lighten Venus’ loving energy that has been harnessed by its lengthy, deep dive in Scorpio since September 9. The Aquarius Moon is in a friendly, uplifting sextile to Mars in Aries. With Venus, the Moon and Mars in independent, freedom-loving signs, the grip of the eclipse loosens and brings a breath of fresh air to the workweek ahead.

The Moon aspects the four major asteroids on Tuesday. Luna conjuncts Vesta, goddess of the hearth in Aquarius. Vesta is a feminine Saturn archetype; this combination focuses us on putting order into the chaos of our lives. Moon-Vesta also makes square aspects to Juno, symbolizing relationships—especially the spouse—and also to Ceres, the goddess of nourishment. This combination is a T-square in fixed signs—powerful energy to address something that needs to change, especially having to do with nourishment and relationships. This would be a good day to commit to a more invigorating diet, or to address partnership issues. It is a call to clean up our acts. We get help to do so by the Moon-Vesta benefic trine to asteroid Pallas Athena, the warrior goddess of the arts and strategy. Pallas Athena can help us create better solutions to our challenges artfully and strategically.

Expect the Unexpected Midweek

A benefic Moon-Uranus sextile may shift your routine and bring something surprising on Wednesday morning. This Moon-Uranus aspect at 8:53am PST ushers in a void Moon period (VoC) until 11:44am PST, when the Moon moves into dreamy, inspiring Pisces. During this three-hour period, focus on routine tasks rather than meetings and activities involving decisions.

The Pisces Moon makes numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging, on Thursday, against the backdrop of an intense Sun-Pluto conjunction. Be inspired, get grounded and lean into your goals for change and transformation.

Mixed Energy Ushers in the Weekend

Friday is a day of extremely mixed energy. The Sun conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn, drawing us toward work, goals and commitment to change. On the other hand, the Pisces Moon is VoC all day, from 6:25am on into Saturday. The Pisces Moon is ethereal and spacey in itself. The VoC Pisces Moon is even more ethereal and spacey, not conducive to accomplishment. Put on some inspiring music and stick to routine tasks. This would be a good day to put away your holiday decorations and clean your house or yard. Add some color with fresh flowers and a bright tablecloth or runner. Uplift your spirits.

Saturday is a supercharged, high-energy day. The Moon is in cardinal (action-oriented) fire sign Aries. Adding fuel to the fire is Aries’ ruling planet Mars conjoining the Moon. Get some vigorous exercise. Sprint through your projects. Get things moving!

A Mercury-Saturn conjunction Sunday focuses our attention on serious matters, including our goals. A Jupiter-Neptune square draws us toward our ideals and dreams. At least five challenging aspects to the Aries Moon makes this an extremely active—and perhaps frustrating —day. Keep moving, but be aware and be careful.

The Week in Short

Monday: Friendly, free-spirited, uplifting day.

Tuesday: Create better solutions artfully and strategically.

Wednesday: Moon VoC 8:53am–11:44am PST, so stick to routine, inconsequential tasks. The rest of the day is dreamy and inspiring.

Thursday: Be inspired, get grounded and commit to your goals.

Friday: Focus on work and goals, and keep the big picture in mind. Reach for the stars.

Saturday: Extremely high-energy day. Get moving!

Sunday: Dynamic, active day. Focus on goals, and also on ideals.

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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.