For the Week of: January 8 – 14, 2018
“A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it. She knows the meaning of true generosity. Happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.” ~Suze Orman
Overall this week is an excellent time to get clarity around what matters most in your life and to begin laying the foundations that will ensure these matters materialize! Venus, Sun, Pluto, Mars and Jupiter all play nicely, and though the moon has us feeling tension around balancing our personal needs with the needs of our loved ones, it is exactly this kind of challenge that helps us to clarify personal values. As all planets are direct this week, we can tap into an additional layer of clarity and confidence. So, if you haven’t set resolutions for the upcoming year, this is a fine week to do so!
Half way through her synodic cycle, Venus makes superior conjunction to the Sun (also known as Cazimi Venus) in Capricorn and sextiles Mars + Jupiter in Scorpio + squares Moon in Libra. This is a very magnetic energy, and by simply being in tune with your heart, you are attracting what matters most into your life. It’s a great day to set aligned intentions and begin building a solid foundation for manifesting your #2018Resolutions. The Moon in Venus-ruled Libra is squaring this conjunction, and reminds us to consider our life-balance needs for the long term.
Venus and the Sun meet up with Pluto in Capricorn while getting additional support from Mars + Jupiter in Scorpio. Setting goals with soul helps create lasting change… A great energy for continuing to transform your beliefs around abundance. Moon in last degrees of Libra says protect what is valuable to you, and move toward more of what you desire, while putting less energy into where you get stuck.
Venus and the Sun continue to dance with the energies of Mars and Jupiter, while the waning Moon enters Scorpio. High energy for releasing your fear-based limitations while simultaneously making space for building the confidence needed to manifest your visions into physical form.
The waning moon conjoins Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio and we feel empowered to shed lingering insecurities that have kept us playing small up until now. Mercury also clears its shadow, joining the stellium in Capricorn, and our communication becomes less nebulous, more grounded! Good day for speaking from the heart, expressing what want to see more of in this world and for taking aligned action to reveal your authentic self. (BTW, the next Mercury retrograde happens this Spring in the sign of Aries.)
We are still working with the energies of the Capricorn stellium. Review your #2018Resolutions and, if you haven’t already, make a plan for grounding your visions firmly into being. The balsamic (waning) moon has entered Sagittarius where it will complete its current cycle in just a few days. It asks us to unpack any wisdom from this journey before we begin manifesting with the moon in the sign of Capricorn.
Venus, the feminine archetype, makes an exact square to Uranus, the planet of feminism and gives us a preview of the adjustments we must make collectively, once Uranus enters Taurus later this year.
In mythology, Venus (Aphrodite) was the daughter of this sky God.When Uranus was overthrown, the son who castrated him — Saturn — tossed his father’s genitals into the ocean. From that fertile foam, born from primal Chaos, stepped Aphrodite.
This aspect, while at moments chaotic and intense, is tantamount to the rebirth of the feminine. We are collectively birthing new paradigms around women’s rights, issues of equality and justice. This is a new foundation for the Divine Feminine.
Applying Venus in sextile to Chiron invites us to more tenderly examine that feminine wound. These next few days may expose more areas we must work on collectively when it comes to finding justice around women’s issues, but it is tender, nurturing and evolutionary.
On a personal level, you receive a sudden jolt in awareness around issues of finances, workplace, appearances or femininity may startle you. Follow your intuition and adjust as necessary. With the Sagittarius Moon –another Wild Woman archetype– making a supportive trine to it’s North Node in Leo, we can feel the urge to surrender to the truth of what is in store for us in 2018 and beyond.
Venus sextiles Chiron and the Sun now exactly squares Uranus. The Wild Woman archetype of the dark moon in Sagittarius continues the inquiry into finding purpose in our pain. She asks us to release our old story around feminine wounds, the wounds and trappings of being a woman… Being beautiful means loving what makes you different from the rest. We can put to rest the fears of not being enough, not conforming to “their” expectations. You are different, and that is what makes you special — and THAT is what the world needs most right now! This dark moon completes the lunar cycle which began on Dec 17, 2018. Once the Moon moves into Capricorn tomorrow, it takes us from the visioning process into the building phase. Are you ready?