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Tuesday is a little blurry, and for that you can thank Neptune, the other blue planet. The Moon in Gemini spends all day en route to a square with Neptune. Meanwhile Mercury sextiles Neptune, and the Sun separates from a close aspect with Neptune, as well.
Neptune is useful for facilitating trance states, getting lost in fantasy, being lazy, and other forms of excellent useless-ness. The distant, dreaming planet is significantly less helpful for productive, tight-focus activities.
Moon in Gemini, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Neptune: Jan 8, 12:22 AM PST
Mercury Sextile Neptune Jan 8, 5:02 AM PST
The daytime skies are solid, if not terribly action-packed. A solid Moon in Taurus carries the day across the sky without incident.
Come evening, the Moon jumps into Gemini, picking up the pace. The Moon’s opposition to restless Mars in Sagittarius makes the first half of the night particularly rushed and potentially obnoxious. The skies calm down, but not until the wee hours.
Moon in Taurus -> Gemini, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Gemini: Jan 6, 6:09 PM PST
Sun Sextile Neptune: Jan 6, 10:20 PM PST
Moon Opposite Mars: Jan 6, 11:00 PM PST
A Mercury-Moon trine starts Sunday off on a conversational note, filling the morning with grounded observations and well-considered ideas. The Moon moves on to a bit of mid-day harmony with the Sun, completing a balancing trine before sliding into a lazy sextile with Neptune.
Luna spends much of the night square Venus in Aquarius, stimulating the pursuit of pleasure and whetting appetites for unorthodox aesthetics. Late-late night, though, the Moon, Saturn, and Pluto share a knowing glance and agree that it is far past any responsible definition of bedtime.
Moon in Taurus, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Mercury: Jan 5, 7:12 AM PST
Moon Trine Sun: Jan 5, 1:34 PM PST
Moon Sextile Neptune: Jan 5, 4:14 PM PST
Moon Square Venus: Jan 6, 1:02 AM PST
Moon Trine Saturn: Jan 6, 3:02 AM PST
Moon Trine Pluto: Jan 6, 4:03 AM PST
The Moon enters steady Taurus early on Saturday, and spends much of the daylight visiting with catalytic Uranus before moving into a trine with Jupiter. The Moon re-activates the departing trine between two planets, which has been whispering about quiet but revolutionary rearrangements.
Rumbles come from beneath the meadows, subtle quakes shake the pastures. Vibrations make a pattern in the sand. A proper jostling doesn’t just scatter fragile structures, it outlines new shapes.
Moon in Aries -> Taurus, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Taurus: Jan 4, 8:12 AM PST
Moon Conjunct Uranus: Jan 4, 1:29 PM PST
Moon Trine Jupiter: Jan 4, 11:18 PM PST
Friday begins pleasantly enough, with the can-do Moon in Aries in a sextile with quirky, fun Venus in Aquarius. This is an upbeat start, but during the afternoon the tone hardens due to the Moon’s configuration with nearly-conjunct Saturn and Pluto. This aspect spotlights obstacles and the sometimes-necessity of discipline.
Evening and night bring nothing new, allowing the Moon to slowly escape the pressure of the squares with Saturn and Pluto.
Moon in Aries, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Sextile Venus: Jan 3, 7:35 AM PST
Moon Square Saturn: Jan 3, 3:49 PM PST
Moon Square Pluto: Jan 3, 5:17 PM PST