The Sagittarius moon creates a jovial atmosphere on this New Year’s Eve and puts us all in a glorious, generous mood. A desire to spread joy and cheer will be well received, especially when it comes to love. However, you’ll want to be careful that you’re not being overly magnanimous in your relationships. Make sure that the love, energy, time, and attention you spend on your loved ones isn’t taken for granted.
Unfortunately, we could run into some additional issues tonight, as the moon forms a square with Neptune. This aspect can stir up unrealistic expectations, and, when people or situations don’t live up to our hopes, our emotional bubble might burst. We could become more sensitive than usual, and things that aren’t normally a big deal can be magnified.
This aspect can also create issues around personal boundaries, and you might feel as though you’re swimming in murky waters. Your heart could be dreaming big, but the reality of your situation could cause problems when it comes to manifesting your desires and fantasies. Make sure you don’t abandon your pragmatism to chase an unrealistic vision of what you think your life should be like. Remember to be discerning today because it will likely save you from disappointment later.
Also, don’t overdo it with the champagne tonight. The Sagittarius moon brings positivity for the new year, and you don’t want a nasty hangover!
It may be difficult to keep a lid on today’s optimistic mood. The forming Sun-Uranus trine brings a feeling of freedom, along with flashes of insights and a much broader perspective. The feeling that we can finally see above the clouds is likely to feel quite intoxicating. The need for caution and a careful approach may temporarily fall by the wayside, leading to excesses of all kinds. In this atmosphere, self-control and self-discipline is extremely powerful. We are still dealing with the residual passions and intensity of the station of Venus conjunct Pluto. The diminishing intensity can either lead us towards wild over-optimism or encourage us to reflect on the passion and intensity that we have felt with a focus on learning from what we have experienced.
We enter the pre-shadow phase as Mercury prepares to go retrograde (Rx) in Aquarius on January 14th, and will tiptoe into the sign of Capricorn before returning to Aquarius near the end of this trajectory. Consider that Aquarius is the visionary of the zodiac and Capricorn is the paragon of a go-getter. Aquarius is all about tearing down and replacing non-working structures, while Capricorn wants to protect the old, working structures that have been in place. It’s almost like they have similar objectives, but they get there by different means. So the first Mercury retrograde of 2022 will have you examining what is and isn’t working in your own life.
For those born with Mercury Rx in their natal chart, the pre- and post-shadow times may be more tumultuous than the actual retrograde period. Buckle up and don’t let your world make you crazy at this time.
Today is the 365th day of 2021
78 days until Spring Equinox
14 days until Mercury Retrograde
2 days until 2022
Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is Rx in Capricorn
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
- Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
JAN 2: NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: You might have a strong need for being useful to the society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.
JAN 9: FIRST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
JAN 17: FULL MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
JAN 25: LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.
Sometimes, a goal is so enticing and alluring that you lose your footing in the pursuit. You begin to fixate on capturing this prize, whether it be an opportunity you have always wanted, a relationship with that elusive someone, or the promise of “that big break.”
Coyote Spirit warns you that this trickster energy seducing you now will yield nothing but disappointment and unnecessary heartache if you let yourself be fooled. Great Spirit wants the best for you, so when your plans go topsy turvy, know that Coyote Spirit is present to protect and bless you.
Listen to her gentle warning not to take the world too seriously or become too attached to the form and timing of your desire. Something better is beckoning. If you learn your lessons and lighten your heart, it will not be long before you see that crooked though the path may have been, you were on the right one all along.