Astrology 16th-22nd: Bubble, Bubble…

Astrology 16th-22nd: Bubble, Bubble…

The slowly disappearing Moon wanes its way across the first half of the week, overseeing the Sun in Capricorn’s square with Saturn in Libra.  The Sun-Saturn square brings with it a certain heaviness, and may exaggerate obstacles and obligations.   Yet Friday morning, the Sun moves into lively Aquarius, pulling our attention away from onerous duties and toward revolutionary possibilities.  The week ends with Sunday’s New Moon in Aquarius, a mere day before next Monday’s Mars retrograde station, whose red emanations pulse throughout the week.

 Gettin’ Right To It

The week starts out with the Sun applying to a square with Saturn, emphasizing what must be done, pleasant or no.  It may be a little onerous, but there are things that need to get done before the incoming weirdness hits full force.

What’s In The Bucket?

On Friday the Sun leaves the earthen Capricorn for the sci-fi vistas hiding inside Aquarius’ bucket.  Shortly after entering Aquarius, the Sun clicks into a sextile with fiery Uranus in Aries, the electric energy generated triggering realizations and sparking surprises over the weekend.  The New Moon in Aquarius occurs Sunday night, filling the Water Bearer’s bucket with the tension that’s been building throughout January, coagulating it into a combustible brew with a variety of unexpected psychedelic side effects.  We’ll all wish upon a star and then chug it down slow over the lunar cycle about to unfold.

The Pen Is A Sword

Mars’ retrograde station does not occur until next Monday, the 23rd, but the energy coming off the red planet bathes this week.  The molten energy working its way to the surface is particularly easy to see this week, as Mercury in Capricorn spends most of the week in a trine with Mars.  This configuration connects the vital and mental energies, with a variety of effects.  It can sharpen words, especially criticisms.  However, the Mercury-Mars connection also invigorates the mind, lending the mental faculties strength.  Perhaps most importantly, it connects the mind to the changes Mars’ retrograde station brings.


Horoscopes

Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer. However, they are fun and can be reasonably accurate. In addition to referring to your Sun sign, read your from Ascendant and Moon if you know them. If you don’t, find out. I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at astro.com.

Oh, and if you’re still concerned that your sign has changed, get a little clarity here.

Aries: The Ram

The week starts off with professional and personal obligations competing for your attention.  However, Friday the Sun moves into Aquarius (Jan. 20th – Feb. 19th) spotlighting social affairs, allowing you to turn the flamethrower of your personality onto a new crowd of innocent bystanders.  Sunday’s New Moon in Aquarius  confirms this social shift, seeding an interesting month.   Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights changing attitudes towards your professional situation.

Taurus: The Bull

The week starts off with a focus on obligations to your physical and fiscal health.  Yet on Friday, the Sun moves into Aquarius  shifting your attention to professional affairs.  This shift toward reinventing aspects of your professional position is consolidated on the New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights rethinking and refining the way you apply your personal power.  There is strength in efficiency.

 

Gemini: The Twins

The week starts off with a focus with obligations on your energy, but Friday the Sun enters Aquarius shifting the focus of affairs to your long term goals and philosophical fascinations. The New Moon in Aquarius 23rd consolidates these concerns, seeding the coming weeks with big-picture contemplations.   Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde pulls your attention to changes within your living situation and in relationships with family members.

 

Cancer: The Crab

The week begins with an emphasis on your responsibilities to your relationships and living situation.  However on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, shifting the solar spotlight toward the time, money and energy you share with people. The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday reinforces this shift, setting the tone for the next lunar month.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights the way you apply your personal power to your daily life.  Consider fixes for the various inefficiencies in your schedule.

Leo: The Lion

The week starts off with an emphasis on peripheral obligations, but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, sending the solar rays seeking the status of your relationships for a solid month.  The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday consolidates this focus on the dynamics of your relationships, sowing the seeds of the lunar month to come.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights the relationship between resources and personal power.

 

Virgo: The Virgin

The week begins with an emphasis on financial obligations but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, shifting your attention to novel approaches to practical problems.  This shift toward practical experiments is consolidated on the New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights your changing thinking about what personal power really is, and how to properly apply it.

 

Libra: The Scales

The week starts with you saddled with a variety of responsibilities, but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, pointing the solar spotlight on what you’re doing with your creative energy.  Making love, war, art?  The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday reinforces this shift.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights a variety of thoughts and feelings hiding in the cracks and crevices of your psyche.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

The week begins on a somewhat introspective note, but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, shifting the focus toward your living situation and familial relations.  Consider sprucing up the house and calling your mom. The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday reaffirms these themes, planting the seed for the coming lunar cycle.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights a changing set of alliances in your social sphere.

 

Sagittarius: The Archer

The week begins with a variety of social obligations, but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, shifting the spotlight toward a number of peripheral tasks and communications.  The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday consolidates this shift, seeding the lunar month to come.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights changes to the way you apply personal power to your professional situations.

Capricorn: The Goat

The week begins with a focus on professional obligations but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius, shifting the solar spotlight toward your financial situation.  The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday confirms this, setting the stage for the coming lunar cycle. Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights unfolding questions as to what your long term goals really are.

 

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

The week begins with an emphasis on your responsibilities to your long term goals.  However, the Sun enters your sign on Friday, bringing the solar spotlight to bear on you, highlighting where, exactly, you’re at and how you’re feeling.  New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday consolidates this shift, and sets the stage for the lunar month to come.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights the resources you share with others, as well as the terms of those exchanges.

Pisces: The Fish

The week gets going with an emphasis on your obligations to others, but on Friday the Sun enters Aquarius,  shifting the focus toward all of the ideas floating around in the back of your head.  The New Moon in Aquarius on Sunday confirms this emphasis on forgotten thoughts, seeding the lunar month to come with a variety of half-remembered ideas.  Meanwhile, Mercury’s trine to an almost retrograde Mars highlights the way that you communicate within your personal relationships.

 

Private Consultations

If you find yourself a little confused by the strange waters of the season, or interested in a personalized map of those yet to come, consider a consultation. For details, click here. Send inquiries to ac@austincoppock.com.

 

Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.

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