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Except as otherwise noted, all interpretations in this astrological forecast are based on a natural chart, using the beginning of Aries as the ascendant.
Daily Astrological Forecast, January 1–25, 2020
Friday, January 1
Optimism is in the air as Moon in playful Leo, while mental Mercury in goal-oriented Capricorn harmonizes with Neptune, planet of magic.
It’s a great day for sharing inspiration and making an intuitive consultation: to the angels, an oracle, or our own inner voice. We can apply the guidance received as we write down our New Year’s intentions.
The Mercury-Neptune harmony is great for PR and can bring charm, romance and magical connections. Take the initiative!
Divine magic is in the air, and my clear intentions align me with it now.
Saturday, January 2
Moon in Leo favors having fun and doing something creative. Luna’s quincunx to Pluto can be directed in heroic altruism, or more mundanely, in decluttering.
At 2:00 pm (5:00 ET), Moon goes VOC. Take a break until 5:03 pm (8:03 ET), when she enters diligent Virgo, now for sure favoring decluttering, organizing for goals, or—with today’s socially oriented numerology of 2—reaching out to people who somehow connect with our life mission.
I invoke the angels of joy to lift my vibration and clear my life for new, happier connections now.
Sunday, January 3
Virgo Moon favors healing and practical activities. With trines to Uranus in abundant Taurus and Sun in goal-oriented Capricorn, this Virgo Moon is particularly supportive for business, completion of old projects, home-improvement, and developing financial opportunities.
Divine substance is all around me and divine substance works to renew my wellness and prosperity now.
Monday, January 4
Verbal Mercury joins powerful Pluto in constructive Capricorn, accenting the impact of our words. We can apply this combo to close sales, contact clients, and initiate other kinds of practical, productive communications. Present ideas to others, muster the nerve, and make that call.
Do it before 1:34 pm (4:34 ET), when Moon goes VOC. The following eight hours magnify the power of our prayers, mantras and affirmations. If you can, you might also take a nap in preparation for tonight’s splendid transits.
At 9:42 pm (12:42 am ET), Moon enters Libra and spends the night harmonizing with success planets Jupiter and Saturn in friendly Aquarius. We’re also near the end of Mars’ passage through forthright Aries, which favors seeding ideas before the planet of action enters calm calmer Taurus. Work on a promotion, PR or seek out people that are somehow related to your life mission.
I follow my calling, and I naturally attract supportive connections now.
Tuesday, January 5
Today’s numerology of 5 relates to Mars, and gives Moon in creative Libra the push she needs to apply her talents.
Contacts to wounded-healer Chiron and rebel Uranus can bring out Luna’s feisty streak, but they favor reconnection with our inner guidance for healing, beautifying our space, decluttering our wardrobe and working on something artistic.
Affirmation for decluttering:
I let go of past manifestations, and divine substance rushes new good to me now.
Wednesday, January 6
Moon in Libra reaches her Fourth Quarter.
At 16-17 degrees of Libra, the Sabian symbol says:
A RETIRED SEA CAPTAIN WATCHES SHIPS ENTER AND LEAVE THE HARBOR. The capacity to gain an objective and calm understanding of human experiences in which one was once deeply involved… a picture of true overcoming of storms… the CALM MIND behind struggles and victories.
Morning and midday are good for rearranging furniture, finishing a creative project, and reflecting on intentions to set at next week’s power Moon.
At 2:27 pm (5:27 ET), active Mars enters Taurus, sign of material manifestation. You can find more on the long-term influence of this transit in our General Influences.
At 3:23 pm (6:23 ET) Moon squares powerful Pluto, closely followed by a square to Mercury the messenger. These contacts favor follow-up on contacts and people connections we’ve been postponing for no good reason.
At 9:55 pm (12:55 am ET), the nocturnal orb goes VOC, and it’s time to unwind.
Guardian Angel, please awaken my intuitive connection to infinite peace, and hold me in it, now and always.
Thursday, January 7
Moon is in deep Scorpio from 12:53 am (3:53 ET). Her tense aspects to co-ruler Mars and stern Saturn make this a night we’d probably rather sleep through.
Things look up at 8:11 am (11:11 ET) as Luna squares noble Jupiter, favoring contact with angels. Call on yours, or your preferred spirit guides, to help use Moon’s tense aspects to Chiron and Uranus. These aspects won’t get a Nobel Peace Prize. Save all but indispensable interactions for another day, unless you’re a cop dealing with crisis (in which case you might be extra-careful of human rights).
What does go well is a healing purge—a deep decluttering of our emotional and/or physical space, including tossing old visualization materials in preparation for the upcoming New Moon. Inner work will help us face fears, resentments, and attachments, healing or transmuting them as we do.
Divine patterns of confidence, release and love flow through my being, freeing me from limiting influences now.
Friday, January 8
After yesterday’s purging, we get back online with transits that support action to make our dreams come true. Moon in Scorpio makes for intense energy that can facilitate a breakthrough if we use it mindfully.
The day starts with two sign changes. Mercury enters Aquarius—boosting our mind powers—and Venus, ruler of love and money, enters practical Capricorn, accenting our business sense. With Mars newly into Taurus, this makes three planets at 0 degrees, favoring beginnings.
Moon makes harmonious aspects to Sun in ambitious Capricorn and Neptune in imaginative Pisces. Sun and Neptune also harmonize, activating intuition and favoring visualization as well as action on our dreams.
But with Mercury squaring aggressive Mars, avoid an unnecessary argument. Focus on independent work and contacts from a distance. When you do connect with others, tread gently.
Focus on strategic action before 5:59 pm (8:59 ET), when Moon goes VOC. Then, take a warm bath and get to bed early.
I hold to my higher vision and release the details, now.
Saturday, January 9
A hot day for love, creativity and business!
At 3:15 am (6:15 ET), Moon enters adventuresome Sagittarius. We may want to party, but the stars favor practical progress on something we’re trying to wrap up. Starting at 6:15 am (9:15 ET), Moon triggers a chain of harmonies with communicative Mercury, practical Saturn, charming Jupiter and wounded-healer Chiron. The next several hours favor negotiation and promotion. Contacts with angels or invisible teachers also go well.
Venus in applied Capricorn trines Mars in prosperous Taurus, a potent harmony that sparks romance, strengthens our creative powers. In earth signs, this trine also facilitates business and negotiation. With Mercury joining Saturn, our communications tend to be constructive. Interactions go best before 2:30 pm (5:30 ET), when Moon connects with Uranus the rebel, stirring impassioned but subjective viewpoints.
The rest of the afternoon is great for producing a message for inspiration or profit, or for organizing our bookshelves or a research project, studying, teaching or making an outline.
Divine love blesses me with joy, wellness and success, here and now.
Sunday, January 10
Today’s numerology of 1 works with the Moon in Sagittarius and the sacred energy of Sunday to renew our spiritual practice. This will also prepare us for the upcoming New Moon in Capricorn on Wednesday.
Luna’s only aspect today is a square to Neptune, planet of intangibles. Avoid highway speeding and extreme adventures, go light on the liquor and other mood-enhancing substances, and proceed with care when connecting with subtle realms.
Seed your intentions for such areas as: a change of beliefs, clear contacts with your spirit guides and angels, ability to visualize your complete good or other spiritual goals.
Participate in an inspiring online class, service or gathering.
I give thanks that angels guide and support my spiritual progress, now and always.
Monday, January 11
A stellar day for tangible progress in diverse areas, particularly: work, promotional activities, angel connections and self-healing.
Moon enters practical Capricorn at 5:30 am (8:30 ET). We can use this executive energy to declutter, identify true priorities, set limits on draining activities, and get organized.
Luna makes an early, emboldening trine to assertive Mars, while Mercury the messenger conjuncts promoter-planet Jupiter, expanding the reach of our voices. We might structure a class, go live on a social network, teach, promote, protest, or sell something.
Both Mercury and Jupiter also sextile wounded-healer Chiron, empowering our healing work and words. And Moon joins Venus, deepening our compassion quotient and sweetening our connections. These combined transits are great for improving self-esteem through therapy, journaling and prayer, and for radiating our heart force.
With today’s numerology of 11, angels can more easily access this energy and use it to elevate the planetary vibration.
From 4:51 pm (7:51 ET), Moon’s trine to Uranus in Taurus, sign of abundance, supports consolidation of new opportunities in business and finance. It also emboldens us to clear the path for the intentions we will seed at tomorrow’s New Moon portal. Release papers, belongings and situations that may be draining your energy.
I am the love radiating through my heart to free myself and others now.
Tuesday, January 12
Today is a special portal. The New Moon in Capricorn (exact at 9 pm PT and midnight ET) is conjunct Pluto, bringing us a precious opportunity to align positively with our evolutionary moment. Consider what Pluto has been doing with us since 2008, when it entered Capricorn: pressuring us each to apply discipline in ways that have sometimes seemed overwhelming but that slowly and surely lead to a new level of empowerment.
In 2020, the ante on this evolutionary bet went way up when Saturn, the other planet of evolution, conjoined Pluto in Capricorn (Saturn’s native sign). Jupiter also came to the party, expanding scope and depth of the processes in play. Saturn rules quarantines, and this combination precipitated collective challenges, which, as we work to adapt to and deal with them, hold seeds of inner growth.
The Sabian symbol for this lunation reminds us of our higher goals, those which transcend the material and personal spheres. At 23-24 Capricorn it says:
A WOMAN ENTERING A CONVENT… Total commitment to a transcendent goal… Rigid discipline conditions pure inner freedom… the final goal is the attainment of TRANSCENDENT SECURITY.
It’s interesting to note that convents, like quarantines, are ruled by Saturn and Capricorn. Can we turn the quarantine into a higher kind of seclusion?
New Moons strengthen the power of our intention. Today I invite you to provoke a pause, and apply these steps:
- Ask yourself: What is my deepest challenge at this time? Since 2008, what has been my most important goal? Where would I like to apply more discipline? Do I feel that I am somehow being tested? What sort of self-mastery would I like to develop?
- Write down your answers and any compatible reflections that arise.
- Define the results you would like to see in these areas.
- Create a New Moon intention.
Sample intentions might include:
- I see myself rising at 5:00 daily to spend 2 hours on self-healing and spiritual practice.
- I wish to take a disciplined, strategic approach to my self-healing.
- I invoke the angels to support my daily prayers for the world.
- I wish to use my time well to consolidate (name of project).
- I call on my spirit guides to help me achieve this lifetime’s evolutionary potential.
- I see myself following through on my goal of (write a major life goal).
- Check our December General Influences for specific tips and intentions for your sign.
The New Moon is great for creating a vision board or treasure map for finished results of an intention. Capricorn gives a special force to high-reaching goals.
The chart for this lunation presents both easy and challenging aspects. Two fixed squares accentuate dogmatism: Mercury the messenger in Aquarius squares rebellious ruler Uranus, and dynamic Mars in stubborn Taurus squares stalwart Saturn, also in the fixed sign of Aquarius. Patience may be hard to come by. Feisty Mars is conjunct Uranus, and people are ready to fight.
But early tomorrow, Uranus receives a trine from Venus, planet of love, showing the harmonizing potential of kindness and PR. Vibrationally speaking, whatever our personal cause may be, a little bit of compassion can go a long way to disengage us from vibrations of hostility towards those who hold divergent viewpoints.
The Venus trine also favors new and unusual connections: we can seek out new friendships, associations and even love prospects who widen our mental horizons and either directly or by example encourage our freedom and authenticity. Some of these associations might join with us in light work for universal wellness and peace.
Besides love, Venus rules money. As she connects with Uranus, be on the lookout for an unexpected financial opportunity.
With Mercury poised to enter pre-retrograde shadow later this week, use this portal to start a project or a new line of endeavor. If you meet with resistance, don’t push hard or get caught in manipulative dynamics. Press gently and persistently as you visualize the results you want.
Wednesday, January 13
Yesterday’s intense portal remains in force. Use it after 8:44 am (11:44 ET), when Moon leaves her VOC and enters creative Aquarius.
Two aspects perfect: the square from restless Mars to demanding Saturn and the trine from sweet Venus to exciting Uranus. Sexy Mars approaches a conjunction to the latter.
Another striking transit is the station of Uranus as this planet of innovation goes direct. Although Uranus will turn precisely after midnight (technically in the wee hours of Thursday morning), Moon will be VOC today and most of tomorrow, and Mercury enters pre-retrograde shadow on Friday.
Today is the best day to act on this revolutionary shift. Uranus rules the internet, the people, one’s genius, freedom, computers, spiritual healing, and surprises. In Taurus, sign of stability and abundance, it triggers changes in: systems, our ideas of security, and markets or financial channels that have appeared since last April, when Uranus entered the sign of the bull. What have we learned in these areas since mid-August when the planet of freedom first went retrograde? Now is the time to identify and apply that understanding.
Uranus brings a promise of freedom and sometimes miracles. As we mentioned in Daykeeper Journal when Uranus first entered Taurus, this journey through the sign of abundance offers an opportunity to manifest a higher consciousness of abundance, releasing visible channels and strengthening our faith in a higher source whose supply flows whether or not certain people or institutions do as we expect them to. We can now affirm this truth for ourselves and for all people, as well as take action to apply the aforementioned information or lessons we have received.
Despite this station’s intensity, today is good for setting something in motion. However small a step we take, we’ll get our foot in the door while Mercury’s fully direct. We can always move ahead more forcefully when Mars perfects his trine to the rebel planet next week.
The red planet’s tension with Saturn may bring up issues of timing. An apparent delay can be used to regroup. We can finish treasure maps and related visualization materials, get organized, and create a timeline and daily schedule for goals. By keeping our personal energies focused on the big picture and avoiding engagement in a power struggle, we can make spiritual and financial headway and forge new alliances. We even might begin an unusual or unexpected romance.
Morning is best for independent work. People connections go best from 4:30 pm (7:30 ET) and until 8:29 pm (11:29 ET), when Moon squares ruler, rebellious Uranus. After that we can do research, work on something creative, or enjoy a good read.
Divine love works through every change to bring new good to me and to all now.
Thursday, January 14
The waters of transformation pour forth, as at 12:36 am (3:36 ET), Uranus turns direct, followed by Sun’s conjunction to Pluto at 6:19 am (9:19 ET).
Uranus is setting us on course with our intention to try something different, while Sun can help us understand the path of empowerment that Pluto has had us on since 2008, and embolden us to stay on it.
Moon starts a record 36-hour VOC period at 1:28 am (4:28 ET). So unless we use these energies of change in the wee hours, keys actions are best left for tomorrow afternoon, while today is best for more tranquil activities like researching non-official viewpoints, reflection, journaling, meditation and consulting an astrologer or coach.
Whatever else you do, keep a notebook on hand and write down your thoughts—you may get a breakthrough.
Spirit isn’t making me wait, Spirit brings my good forth right where I am, through infinite channels now!
Friday, January 15
Moon continues VOC, entering Pisces at 2:17 pm (5:17 ET). After that, we can get caught up on whatever fell through the cracks during Moon’s long VOC yesterday and today, especially in these areas:
- Consulting our intuition
- Settling a dispute with a dear one or a struggle within oneself
- Writing a proposal
- Reviewing a contract or agreement
- Signing documents
- Sending out tweets or emails
- Social media or music productions
A late sextile from Moon to Mars may keep us up tonight. We can spend time on spiritual practice, connect with angels, practice forgiveness, and clean out a closet.
Mercury enters pre-retrograde shadow, favoring focus on things we started previously.
I release you to your true place in the divine plan for your life and for our relationship.
Saturday, January 16
This is a great day for people connections, particularly in business or with family, elders, or a teacher, and for spiritual collaborations.
With Moon in easy-going Pisces sextiling sweet Venus in practical Capricorn late today, and today’s numerology of 7—related to intuition, study and intellect—we can also:
- Go on a shamanic journey
- Organize our visualization activities
- Solidify our connection with a spiritual group
- Enjoy a romantic brunch
- Contact light beings
- Apply ourselves in a project requiring imagination
- Repair equipment
- Design a house or production.
Draining connections now disappear to make room for new, true relationships that are coming to me now.
Sunday, January 17
Moon in Pisces favors intuition, visualization, creativity and people-contacts. Her harmonies to Pluto and Sun in goal-oriented Capricorn support courage and confidence as we pursue our dreams.
Expansive Jupiter squares innovative Uranus, combining with today’s powerful numerology of 8 to favor developing new approaches to promoting our business or financial strategy. This combination sparks activist sentiments and is sometimes related to the foot-in-mouth syndrome, so try to express unusual or enthusiastic viewpoints in a calm, balanced manner.
Since Uranus rules genius, it can also be quite inspirational, making this a good day to explore options, do research, and consult a coach or marketing specialist. If you happen to be in more spiritual mode, Jupiter relates to angels and Uranus to faith healing, so we can have breakthroughs in prayers for wellness—our own or another’s.
At 11:07 pm (2:07 ET), Moon enters restless Aries.
Divine love touches me through every cell and every molecule, so only good can come to me through my body now.
Monday, January 18
We get another constructive day, as waxing Moon in Aries harmonizes with organized Saturn and expansive Jupiter. Rise early to get organized and act on your mission, on your success or on teaching.
Plan to take a couple of hours off for yourself starting at 9:49 am (12:49 pm ET), when Moon joins Chiron. This conjunction can be touchy, especially in Aries. On the plus side, it also facilitates the healing of wounds to our identity. Journal, use positive affirmations, visit a therapist, do stretching, or take a walk and connect with trees.
Afternoon is particularly good for promoting something or fighting for a cause.
I call on the spirits of trees (if you have a special tree, you may name it) to restore my identity as a being of love and power now.
Tuesday, January 19
Moon in nervy Aries sextiles Mercury the messenger, strengthening us to release perfectionism and express our message in bold and practical ways. Today’s numerology of 1 is also related to Aries, pushing for assertive action.
With Mercury in pre-retrograde shadow, remember to focus on something started before Friday, January 15. Close a sale, reach out to work contacts (even if you don’t feel fully prepared), and promote, promote, promote.
At 12:40 pm (3:40 ET), Sun leaves the cool, conservative ambience of Capricorn to enter the wild and free airs of Aquarius. In combination with the Aries Moon, this influence untethers our self-expression. Afternoon is great for PR, generating original ideas, and connecting with friends, colleagues, and idealistic collaborators.
I am not alone or without support to promote my (services, products, ideas), the Divine Publicist is with me, working to reach the best (clients, public, patients, etc.) for the good of all involved now.
Wednesday, January 20
Moon in Aries goes VOC on a wee-hour square to Pluto. Start the day with a facial, a fast, or a hot bath followed by a gentle body scrub. Or declutter your underwear drawer and photos of past loves.
At 10:56 am (1:56 pm ET), Moon enters Taurus, sign of her exaltation, and the day starts to cook! Also in Taurus, brave Mars joins innovative Uranus. We can discover a brilliant shortcut to accomplishing a key goal in finance, altruism, activism or a healing activity.
At 1:02 pm (4:02 ET), Moon reaches her First Quarter. Provoke a pause to review progress on goals or intentions set at last week’s New Moon. Regroup and go for it, especially in such Capricornian areas as:
- Doing business
- Taking care of money
- Growing your business or investments
- Work on long-range results
- Efforts involving stability, security and protection
- Home affairs
- Increasing the balance in your bank account
Whatever you do, put love into it. As confirmed by the Sabian symbol for today’s lunation, this is a portal of revelation. For 1-2 Taurus, it says:
AN ELECTRICAL STORM. The cosmic power able to transform all the implications of natural evidence… Back of every natural self-expression stands the tremendous power of the “Soul-field,” itself but one of the myriad aspects of the Creative Word that is the origin of this Universe. At certain times, this power compels the natural earth-conditioned personality to accept… the spiritual potentialities of its “higher” celestial destiny.
My words of truth are divine law that acts to work miracles, here and now.
Thursday, January 21
This morning’s Moon in abundant Taurus squares generous Jupiter. Thursday is ruled by Jupiter, increasing the bull’s prosperous touch.
- Enjoy food
- Listen to or make music
- Enjoy nature
- Do business
- Take care of money
- Follow up on an investment
- Rent or lease property
- Reorganize your stock portfolio
- Work on self-esteem
Tonight is highly favorable for connecting with others, thanks to a trine from Moon to ruler, love-planet Venus:
- Add spice and romance to an intimate relationship
- Do PR
- Go out with someone new (that you met before Friday, January 15), or
- Renew a flame.
I am not enslaved to limitation, I am a child of Omnipotent Love, blessed with the highest and the best, now and always.
Friday, January 22
The stars support our confidence, while Taurus Moon continues on a productive roll that helps us finish the week in style. She contacts Mercury and trines powerhouse Pluto in focused Capricorn. Move to finish something related to business, finance, taxes, investments, banking, sales or self-esteem.
Forceful Mars is building to square Jupiter late tonight; this combination can fuel enthusiasm and benefit promotional strategies and efforts. It can also overdo it. Avoid pushing too hard or coming on too strong.
Today’s Master Number 22 broadens the scope of our results; they can reach the masses.
At 11:43 pm (2:43 am ET), Moon enters loquacious Gemini.
Divine wisdom guides me to navigate the starwaves dexterously, now and always.
Saturday, January 23
This is a great day for connecting with others, whether it be for business, romance or spiritual activities.
Venus, planet of love and money in pragmatic Capricorn sextiles Neptune in mystical Pisces. Besides facilitating connections for business, romance and spiritual advancement, we can make tangible progress on a creative endeavor or a special, personal dream.
Moon in Gemini makes a series of harmonies that enrich her communicative abilities. To confident Sun, responsible Saturn, meaningful Chiron and inspired Jupiter, they facilitate progress in work, healing and motivating others.
An evening conjunction from Sun to Saturn stresses responsibility and favor contacts and activities with a serious focus.
I am full of the healing power of Spirit, now and always.
Sunday, January 24
With Moon in square to Neptune, most of the day favors intuitive, psychic and spiritual connections.
Until around 3:30, we can:
- Use positive prayers, mantras and affirmations
- Consult the I Ching, a medium or an angel
- Attend a service or an online inspirational gathering
After this, Moon connects with social Venus in practical Capricorn, facilitating communications—especially for constructive collaboration of some kind. Do business, straighten out files and papers, get caught up on messages, work on an email campaign. Or seek out an elder, teacher or family member to help them or to work together on something.
At 11:17 pm (2:17 am ET), Moon goes VOC. In the wee hours, Sun will sextile Chiron. Have a notebook on hand to write down your dreams on waking.
As I sleep, divine love flows to me and through me, restoring my body and spirit throughout this night.
Monday, January 25
With Moon VOC in Gemini this morning, we can take it easy. Save key actions until after 10:52 am (1:52 pm ET), when Luna enters Cancer. Tense contacts to wounded-healer Chiron and demanding Saturn can fuel the tender water sign’s touchiness.
Save contacts with others for tomorrow from midday on, and focus on independent activities like:
- Designing a marketing strategy
- Business planning
- Researching history
- Putting together a family album
- Shopping for and preparing food
- Puttering around the house
- Personal growth and metaphysics
- Searching for new living quarters
- Simplification of the current ones
I give thanks for the freedom I have to apply my inner magic, now and always.