Today’s optimism may be a bit too much to take. Mercury conjuncts Jupiter this morning around 9 AM PST and the Moon conjuncts Venus a little after noon. Unexpected discoveries or sudden insights may be truly spectacular but in the atmosphere of heightened optimism we may tend to overlook or diminish the extent of our progress. Tomorrow’s New Moon (9:00 PM 23° Capricorn) will offer powerful, transformative energies. However, today could easily set us up for disappointment when we can’t find any tangible, material rewards for learning our lessons well — “But I wanted a pony!”
THE WEEK AHEAD: This week offers an important and transformational new beginning under Tuesday’s Capricorn New Moon (9:00 PM 23° Capricorn) tightly conjunct Pluto. But there are still many things to fall away or be sacrificed on the altars of our past before we can find a way to embrace the changes offered or proposed. There are strong tendencies to wildly over-optimistic expectations in this week’s environment that may drive our strong determination — potentially setting us up for profound disappointments. Mars is drawing near the stationary direct Uranus this week, stirring a great deal of nervous energy and impulsiveness that may be seeking to bulldoze anything in our way before we have fully contemplated the ramifications of the destruction we are pursuing. Our impulsiveness may begin to overwhelm us if we aren’t able to find creative channels to express the building energy. For some of us, this week may only represent a sense of loss, for others, a strong sense of destiny. Whatever our responses, we should not expect to find many tangible, material rewards for our efforts. The Capricorn ‘Goat’ aspires to reach the pinnacle of success but there are great sacrifices required and, without a requisite spiritual perspective, we may find the journey to the top to be empty of any real meaning. The Capricorn influence sometimes tempts us to focus solely on material rewards or purely status-linked acquisitions. What is required is detachment and flexibility — an open mind — in order to find the valuable opportunities for new understanding and insight that will be rolled out under this new lunar cycle. The involvement of Pluto is sure to keep the ground shifting beneath our feet but if we are able to keep our expectations in check, our impulsiveness properly channeled, and our focus on remaining teachable, we may be able to ride this transformational wave of energy to soaring new heights of awareness and an entirely new sense of true stability.
The Moon is void-of-course for most of the day on Sunday, leaving us to explore and research but offering little hope of any proofs to announce. Optimism is high on Monday. There may be some tantalizing hints of great material rewards but we should be cautious of getting our hopes too high. Great sacrifices may be required to actual claim those rewards. Tuesday’s Capricorn New Moon, conjunct Pluto offers powerful, transformational opportunities but not without sacrifices on the altars of our past. We’re likely to feel building energy on Wednesday as Uranus stations to go direct. We may feel a strong sense of destiny and determination. The Moon is void-of-course again nearly all day on Thursday. Although the Sun’s conjunction with Pluto may stir some determination, there is little focus or practical drive to help us follow through on our goals. Friday’s Pisces Moon encourages a willingness to sacrifice in pursuit of our most prized goals but by Saturday, that sacrifice may quickly turn to martyrdom and even zealotry. Rigidity is the enemy to be quickly dispatched. We need to stay flexible and willing to gain new perspectives and new understanding.
Today is the 11th day of 2021
68 days until spring equinox
20 days until Mercury retrograde
354 days until 2022
Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Capricorn
Mercury is in Aquarius
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars moves into Taurus
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is retrograde in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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