Deer Moon Astrology 1/18/2021

The Aries Moon conjuncts Chiron this morning, increasing our focus and determination. A sextile to Jupiter, shortly after noon, may help to instill the Moon’s transit through Aries with at least a bit of Big Picture perspective — but just a bit. In general, however, the building energy is stirring intellectual excitement and enthusiasm in independent, erratic, and unpredictable ways, very much dependent on individual perspectives and goals. We may find ourselves straining towards some kind of Utopian perfection without any clear understanding of how such perfection might serve the common good. The overnight Moon-Venus square increases the challenges of communicating any sort of Big Picture or Common Good vision.

THE WEEK AHEAD: This week brings us to a peak of unpredictable, erratic, individual activity under the Mars-Uranus conjunction on Wednesday. Following last week’s Mars-Saturn square, where the energy of Mars was channeled, restricted, or constrained, the independence of Mars is unleashed by Uranus. The conjunction can display erratic, impulsive — even explosive elements but we should not discount the creative power of the Mars-Uranus conjunction in favor of focusing only on the more explosive and impulsive elements. The square of Jupiter in Aquarius to Mars and Uranus, offers up the wisdom of seeing the Big Picture and the importance of working towards common effort for the common good. However, seeing this Big Picture requires individual self-discipline and the willingness to recognize that there are, in fact, more perspectives than our own narrow, individual vision can hope to offer. The challenge is to recognize this truth in the midst of the impulsive, high-energy environment that we find this week. The Sun arrives in Aquarius on Tuesday, just one day before the Mars-Uranus conjunction. The Sun’s shift begins to signal a change in our approach but, at least initially, we may be presented with increasingly erratic and unpredictable individual action, guided by clever, intellectual insights. The lack of an overarching strategy or a true sense of direction may be stunning to those who have managed to muster enough self-discipline and detachment to gain a broader perspective. Jupiter’s lesson in this mix is to show us the pitfalls of impulsive actions that do not have a foundation in a broad perspective. Once we move past the mid-week Mars-Uranus conjunction, we can more easily access the wisdom of Jupiter. A Ceres-Neptune conjunction helps us to look beyond grand visions and castles in the sky in order to begin to build a new foundation based upon the new insights coming out of the powerful energy released at least year’s Winter Solstice. By the end of the week, The Sun reaches a stabilizing conjunction with Saturn. Rather than feeling oppressive or constricting, Saturn’s energy helps us to regain focus and a sense of direction that has been a struggle to maintain since the beginning of the year. A Venus-Neptune on Saturday sextile offers the opportunity for creative solutions and new connections.

Monday’s Aries Moon conjuncts Chiron, which may increase focus and determination. Nonetheless, many may strain towards some kind of Utopian perfection. The building energy is full of excitement, enthusiasm, and impulsiveness but determinedly individualistic — without a clearly formulated guiding, common principle. The Sun arrives in Aquarius on Tuesday, encouraging individual eccentricities and clever, intellectual insights. Impulsiveness and instability peaks on Wednesday. With awareness, we will find creative ways to blend individual perspectives with broader perspectives. There is some hope of finding wisdom and better insight into a Bigger Picture on Thursday. We have some sense of the importance of becoming right-sized and recognizing our unique place within a larger context. We begin to see evidence of transformational change on Friday under the Moon’s trine to Pluto. Creative solutions blossom under Saturday’s Venus-Neptune sextile. The Sun’s conjunction with Saturn feels remarkably stabilizing, rather than oppressive or constraining.


Today is the 18th day of 2021
61 days until spring equinox
13 days until Mercury retrograde
347 days until 2022

Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is in Aquarius
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars is in Taurus
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

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