In the Stars January 17-24, 2021...shining light on the astrology of the week




This week holds the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The Inauguration horoscope, is fiery and volatile with the Aries Moon at 29 degrees near the exact hot conjunction of Mars and Uranus. The Aquarius Sun is sandwiched between Saturn and Pluto. Inauguration Day marks the Sun’s entry into Aquarius tropically, ushering in a month highlighting community, social justice, friendship, technology, and innovation. The early days of the week through the inauguration are super-tense. The tension will ease a little toward the end of the week, and the Gemini Moon on the weekend will lighten things up.


There is a Kala Sarpa Yoga through January 24th from the Vedic perspective, which occurs when all planets are on one side of the nodal access. All planets hemmed in by the nodes, an alignment that adds to the tension of this week’s energies.


I share a worthwhile meditation for these turbulent times, taken from a recent Damanhur newsletter: “Each one of our lives across the planet has been called to the test of great changes. What we believed were certainties are collapsing one after another putting into consideration our set of values, urging us to rethink and reinvent ourselves, offering us the chance to come closer to the core of our essence. These are the times that all the prophecies speak about. The Earth is changing its frequency. Great spiritual forces are now reaching out to those ready to elevate their Consciousness.”


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Jupiter and Uranus square off, pushing us toward creative endeavors and breakthroughs. We can garner optimism regarding the collective issues of humanity. The Moon is void of course from 12:55 p.m. through 11:07 p.m. PST. Work in your yard and garden. Dabble in artistic projects, and give yourself a break before the work week starts tomorrow at full throttle.


Bounce out of bed and get moving on this active Monday. Lean into your work during these last two days of the Sun in Capricorn. We are confident and energized, but with Mars nearly conjunct Uranus, take care, as this is a reckless, yet creative, energy.


The Sun ingresses into Aquarius on Tuesday at 12:39 pm PST. The day is fueled with get-up-and-go. Mars and Uranus are nearly conjunct, and combined with the Aries Moon, there’s a lot of heat in the day. Move cautiously and keep your cool.


Wednesday is the day of the Inauguration of the U.S. President Joe Biden. The planetary energy is volatile and potentially violent. Mars and Jupiter are exactly conjunct, and the Moon comes to that point late in the evening. Let’s hope that the fireworks that symbolize this planetary alignment are in celebration rather than an eruption of violence. There is enormous creativity and energy in the cosmic pattern that we can use for good. Meditate on peace and calm across our country.


We long to connect with friends and loved ones on Thursday with the Moon making a benefic trine to Venus. Thankfully, we are on the other side of the Mars-Uranus-Moon conjunction. At this writing, I hope that by this day we have passed peacefully through the intense energies of the inauguration. It is a new day—and a sensual one. Allow yourself to rest and indulge. Infuse beauty and pleasure into your day.


Friday, Venus’ day, is so welcome at the end of this intense week. The Moon in Taurus invites repose. The Moon is void of course for a long period from 1:27 p.m. through 11:42 p.m. PST. Kick back early in the afternoon, and enjoy a scrumptious dinner, listen to music, and relax.


We want to converse and connect on Saturday. A Jupiter-Moon trine and a Venus-Neptune sextile lift our spirits and give us vision and optimism. The Sun conjuncts Saturn, calling us back to reality, and to make plans for the future. The Gemini Moon makes a benefic trine to the Sun-Saturn conjunction. Saturday is a lovely day with great potential for many dimensions of our lives. In the light of the Gemini Moon, this weekend calls us to connect with our siblings.


On Sunday the Gemini Moon conjuncts the North Node and squares Neptune, magnifying the symbolism of the Neptune-nodal square which can be about the illumination of truth. The discovery of hidden issues will likely continue to emerge. Four ourselves, the alignment is an invitation to tune into to our own truth and vision. Conversation and connection continue to be a theme.


Monday may be moody as the Moon shifts from Gemini to Cancer. We are more caring and compassionate. We may grow more sensitive as the day wears on, due to a Moon-Chiron square. It is time to turn to home and family. Cook a nourishing meal for dinner, and cozy up with loved ones in the evening.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Creative endeavors and breakthroughs supported. Moon VC 12:55 p.m. – 11:07 p.m. PST.

Monday: High energy, hard working day. We are confident and energized.

Tuesday: Get moving on this active, challenging day, but move cautiously and keep your cool.

Wednesday, U.S. Inauguration Day: Dynamic, explosive energy abounds. Use it for good, and be careful.

Thursday: Infuse your day with beauty and pleasure.

Friday: Moon VoC 1:27 p.m. – 11:42 p.m. (Moon into Gemini). You can get a lot accomplished, but by early afternoon, it’s time to kick back and relax.

Saturday: Communicate and connect, especially with your siblings.

Sunday: Tune into your own truth and vision.

Monday: Turn your focus on home and family. Give yourself and loved ones care and compassion.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aquarius (January 8-February 1)

1. Express love and appreciation to your friends.

2. Change your dress toward more colorful and unique.

3. Diversify your portfolio toward technology and socially responsible companies.

4. Read a book about an African American who made a contribution to civil rights.

5. Read a book about another culture.

6. Watch a movie about an immigration or social justice issue.

7. Explore and consider joining a new (Zoom) group to expand your life.

8. Make a contribution to one or more of your favorite social causes.

9. Expand your knowledge of immigration issues.

10. Connect with an old friend.


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:

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)

January 27: 0:54 a.m. – 6:53 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

January 29 at 5:53 p.m. through January 30 at 12:02 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

February 1: 3:09 a.m. – 3:25 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

February 2 at 10:15 p.m. through February 3 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

February 5: 1:19 a.m. – 9:16 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

February 6 at 10:15 a.m. through February 7 at 12:51 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

February 9: 9:21 am – 5:20 pm (Moon into Aquarius)

February 11: 11:05 am – 11:23 pm (Moon into Pisces)

February 13 at 11:28 pm through February 14 at 7:53 am (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

January 27 at 8:54 through January 28 at 2:53 (Moon into Leo)

January 30: 1:53 - 8:02 (Moon into Virgo)

February 1: 11:09 – 11:25 (Moon into Libra)

February 3: 6:15 - 14:14 (Moon into Scorpio)

February 5: 9:19 – 17:16 (Moon into Sagittarius)

February 6 at 18:15 through February 7 at 8:51 (Moon into Capricorn)

February 9 at 17:21 through February 10 at 1:20 (Moon into Aquarius)

February 11 at 19:05 through February 12 at 6:23 (Moon into Pisces)

February 14: 6:28 - 15:53 (Moon into Aries)

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