In the Stars December 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021...shining light on the astrology of the week


We turn toward the light as days begin to get longer after the Winter Solstice. Jupiter and Saturn are now in Aquarius, and we turn toward humanity and social justice. Considering all we have been through: a long, stormy year with Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn, a long period with many planets retrograde, eclipses, and Mars aspects with Pluto and Saturn, the week ahead is quite a bit lighter. In fact, it contains a playful Leo Moon. Enjoy a restful week between Christmas and New Year celebrations. Planetary timing is fortunate next weekend at the end of the holidays when we have an efficient, organized Virgo Moon that combines well with the industrious Capricorn Sun to help us put our lives in order for 2021.


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Surprising things may occur on Sunday in the light of a Sun-Uranus trine. Tune into your intuition, which should be heightened, and envision your future. This aspect likes to shake things up, so consider what changes in your life you would like to make in the new year.


Monday is a day for connection and communication. Phone your siblings. Unleash your curiosity.


The Moon moves into emotionally sensitive Cancer on Tuesday morning. Fear and insecurity may surface with the Moon-Chiron square, but healing is also possible. Unexpected events may happen as a result of the Moon-Uranus sextile. The Moon is Full, exact at 7:28 p.m. PST. This could be an strong Full Moon, given that it follows the Total Solar Eclipse on December 14th. Focus on home and family, and cook some delicious food.


Wednesday is a day for enjoying the coziness of home. This mid-week day between holidays may test our support systems. Yet, it is an inspiring day. Beautify your home or garden.


Thursday is the last day of this incredibly memorable year like none other in our lifetime. The Moon is void of course from 5:45 a.m. until 10:58 a.m. PST, so don’t expect to feel much direction until the Moon moves into playful, courageous Leo at 10:58 a.m. PST. The day contains numerous mixed planetary aspects, both benefic and challenging. The Moon opposes Saturn and Uranus late in the day, ushering in a responsible and exuberant New Year, a glad ending to 2020. Expect the unexpected as the last aspect of the day is a Moon-Uranus square.


New Year’s Day is exuberant and playful in the light of a Leo Moon, A benefic Mercury-Neptune sextile gives hope, inspiration, and creativity. Play music, paint, or do a creative project. Call forth a bold and glorious new year.


Saturday calls us to play and recreation. The afternoon’s Moon-Mars trine urges physical activity. You may as well take a hike while the Moon is void of course from 1:59 p.m. through 5:12 p.m. Then the Moon moves into Virgo, signaling a time to clean up and put your life in order. Even though it is Saturday evening, you may want to get a head start on the work to be done the rest of the weekend.


Sunday’s Virgo Moon, which makes a benefic trine to the Capricorn Sun, is the perfect energy for putting the house in order after the holidays and preparing for the first work week of the new year. This is a practical, industrious day, so give it the works. Make plans and set goals for the week ahead.


Monday is another industrious day that can be put to good use getting organized this first work day of the new year. Mercury is conjunct Pluto and the conjunction is square to Eris, which may make us want to do battle, or we can put the feisty energy to work by leaning into it. This aspect is strong energy for problem solving. Be empowered.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Expect surprises. Envision a changing future for yourself for the better.

Monday: Connect with your siblings. Unleash your curiosity.

Tuesday: Emotionally sensitive day with unexpected events possible. Full Moon. Focus on family.

Wednesday: Attend to your home and garden; pour on the inspiration.

Thursday: Moon VoC 5;45 a.m. – 10:58 a.m. PST. Mixed energies in numerous alignments. The year 2020 ends with exuberance and surprise.

Friday: Buoyant, visionary, energetic start to the new year.

Saturday: Creative, playful morning. Evening calls for attention to detail and work.

Sunday: Industrious day for putting your life in order after the holidays.

Monday: Powerful, industrious day for organization and accomplishment.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (December 15-January 7) 1. Order take-out from an ethnic restaurant, one you’ve never experienced before if possible. 3. Vision your post Covid-19 long-distance trip. 3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion. 4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics. 5. Write! 6. Take a course on religious art, foreign language, or something that takes you into another world (possible source: Great Courses). 7. Explore a philosophy or religion through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture. 8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).

9. Express appreciation to your in-laws. 10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

December 28 at 7:01 p.m. through December 29 at 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

December 31: 5:45 a.m. – 10:58 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

January 2: 1:59 p.m. – 5:12 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

January 4: 1:33 p.m. – 9:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

January 6 at 9:54 p.m. through January 7 at 12:53 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

January 8 at 5:58 p.m. through January 9 at 3:14 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

January 10 at 10:29 a.m. through January 11 at 5:29 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

January 12 at 11:21 p.m. through January 13 at 8:43 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

January 13 at 8:28 p.m. through January 15 at 2:16 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

January 17: 12:55 p.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

January 20: 12:28 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

January 22: 1:27 p.m. -11:42 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

January 24 at 11:17 p.m. through January 25 at 10:51 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

December 29: 3:01 - 10:28 (Moon into Cancer)

December 31: 13:45 – 18:58 (Moon into Leo)

January 2 at 21:59 through January 3 at 1:12 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

January 4 at 21:33 through January 5 at 5:31 (Moon into Libra)

January 7: 5:54 - 8:53 (Moon into Scorpio)

January 9: 1:58 - 11:14 (Moon into Sagittarius)

January 10 at 18:29 through January 11 at 13:29 (Moon into Capricorn)

January 13: 7:21 - 16:43 (Moon into Aquarius)

January 15: 4:28 - 22:16 (Moon into Pisces)

January 17 at 20:55 through January 18 at 7:07 (Moon into Aries)

January 20: 20:28 – 18:55 (Moon into Taurus)

January 22 at 21:27 through January 23 at 7:42 (Moon into Gemini)

January 25: 7:17 - 18:51 (Moon into Cancer)


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