Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Heads Up! The Writer's Astrological Almanac
by Kathy Watts - January 2013
Happy New Year!
We have the Moon in Virgo, giving us meticulous attention andappreciation for the small things as well as the big things in thecoming month, and indeed in the whole year.
Jan 01 is a Tuesday, and the planet Mars brings us energy andmotivation. Let's not just burn it away. Aspect-wise, it's a richand complicated new year day, with the Moon opposed Neptune. Let thiskeep pointless fantasy under control without squelching your sourcesof inspiration. Two hour later the Moon trines Mercury, opening widethe channel to express yourself. The day ends with the Moon squareJupiter retrograde in Gemini. Big heads can resume normal size and thefaucet gush of wordage can be set to an appropriate stream or trickle.
Wed Jan 02 the Moon is in Virgo all day. Consider some rest andrecovery, and some good editing opportunities.
Thu Jan 03 the Moon is in Libra when Mercury exactly squares Uranus.The nutcase arguments, ideas and plot lines will appeal, but not forlong.
Fri Jan 04 the Moon is in Libra when Mars exactly trines Jupiter. Wecan act (and work) in a big way, or on a big project. Two hours laterthe Moon trines Jupiter. People will be entertained if not fullyappreciative. Eight minutes later the Moon trines Mars. Have fun in asafe and smart way. (It's grand trine in air. Think big and smart withas many people as you can.)
Sun Jan 06 the Moon is in Scorpio when Mercury conjuncts Pluto inCapricorn. After excitable times, settle down and prepare for worktomorrow. In the late afternoon, the Moon sextiles Mercury, and ideascome more briskly. It's easy to be clever. Four minutes later theMoon conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. This can focus you on more seriousissues. Be grateful.
Mon Jan 07 the Moon is still in Scorpio when Mars squares Saturn.Don't expect obstacles. Rather, be calm and dig into what's alreadybeen started. Procrastination won't work here.
Tue Jan 08 the Moon in Sagittarius sextiles Mars and then promptlygoes void of course. Take advantage of any spurt of enthusiasm. Twohours later, Venus changes signs and enters much less glorious andmuch grittier Capricorn. You can still make your work as pretty as youplease. You just recognize it more fully as work now.
Wed Jan 09 the Moon is void of course in Sagittarius all day. Ifyou're looking for a day to massively spin your wheels, this may beit. Evening, Venus sextiles, Neptune, allowing us to relax and turndown the volume on the self-criticism. We're getting a month of theMoon flopping from mutable to cardinal signs. Get focused but enjoythe variety.
Thu Jan 10 the Moon conjuncts Venus in Capricorn. Something may beready for that elegant finishing touch, that last perfectly placedcomma. Eleven hours later, the Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn.Heads Up in a mild way. Don't be tricked into getting nervous andunable to work. In a more strong way, Heads Up for tomorrow, the NewMoon. Be practical and safe in all those little ways that count.
Fri Jan 11 in the early morning the Moon conjuncts Mercury. Somebright idea may come out of a dark corner and follow you through theday. Seven hours later is the first New Moon of the the year, at 21Cap. Begin something with structure and "good bones" to it. It doesn'thave to completed, perhaps not even in one lifetime. What is importantis to start.
Sun Jan 13 The Moon conjuncts Mars in Aquarius. See what you can dofor others as well as for yourself. It'll only energize you to do moreof what you love (which I assume has something to do with writingand/or art).
Mon Jan 14 the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. This the time to payattention to your dreams, or at least calm down enough to relax,breathe, and remember that yes, you do have dreams. Listen to them.
Tue Jan 15 the Moon in Pisces sextiles Mercury in Capricorn. It maytake a bit of effort, but you can draw up some great outlines, sketchsome solutions to problems, and in general find ideas that will makeyour work better.
Wed Jan 16 the Moon is in Aries when Venus conjuncts Pluto. Put thiselectric, explosive, erotic energy into some project worthy of thedrama and emotion. Don't use it gratuitously. Eleven minutes later,the Moon conjuncts Uranus. Now if this isn't the aspect that gives youtotal permission to do who knows what! Heads Up all day. It could bespirited, if not explosive. It could a fantastically creative day,too. I say, shut the door, crank up the music, put on the writing capand go for it. More tea!
Fri Jan 18 the Moon is in Aries when the Sun conjuncts Mercury inCapricorn. You can really focus on yourself and what work mattersmost to you, though perhaps not for long. This is the last day of themonth with the Sun in Capricorn and that this conjunction happens atthe "tail end" of the sign could provide an extra Capricornian kick.The Moon moves on and enters Taurus in the evening, and is in Tauruswhen Venus changes signs and moves in to Aquarius. You may feel theaesthetic shift from gritty no-nonsense work ethic to something morebroad and universally appealing. Tomorrow the Sun will be in Aquarius,too, and everything may feel different.
Sat Jan 19 the Moon is in Taurus when the Sun moves out of Capricornand into Aquarius. This can be good for works intended to appeal to awider and more genteel audience. Taurus and Aquarius are both fixedsigns, so the Moon and Sun are giving us this month to really buckledown and grind on what we think matters most.
Mon Jan 21 the Moon enters Gemini in the early morning. It's awriter's window of opportunity to produce, or at least stockpileresearch for future production. In the evening, the Moon conjunctsJupiter. Our efforts get an extra blessing with this. Jupiter is alsomoving very slowly (and therefore being even more powerful) as itprepares to station and go direct next week. This is a great Moon inGemini period for us.
Tue Jan 22 the Moon is in Gemini all day. Mercury sextiles Uranus inthe early early hours, so don't be surprised by any strange, mentallyinvigorating dreams. Drink tea and write.
Wed Jan 23 the Moon is void of course in Gemini for much of the day.Evening, the Moon shifts over to Cancer, so at least look forward to agood supper. Get a lot done in the meantime.
Fri Jan 25 the Moon is void of course in Cancer when the Sun exactlytrines Jupiter. Feel good about what you've done. Heck, feel goodabout what you didn't do yet, too, or what you wisely decided didn'tneed doing. We are entitled to change our minds.
Sat Jan 26 is the Full Moon at 07 Leo. This is another major "feelgood" situation. You may want to be with people, party, socialize, andspread your wings a little.
Wed Jan 30 the Moon is in Virgo when the planet Jupiter at long lastgoes stationary direct at 06 Gem. The good news is, we get to enjoyJupiter in Gemini almost all over again. The other good news is, weend the month with the Moon in Virgo.
There are a lot of celestial plusses to this month, and we don't wantto squander any of them. Time swiftly passes by and opportunities arelost. It's our reflections and writing that share and preserve if onlyfor a short time the lessons and discoveries of what it means to besimply human. Who else is going to do this, if we don't? Who else isdoing it? When you find them, recognize a kindred spirit and embrace,perhaps not physically, but perhaps so. It's not an easy world ortime, but really, it never has been. We're made for stern stuff andtimes. Like, here and now. Accomplish as much as you can asbrilliantly as you can. And smile. You're beautiful, and so is whatyou do. Have a dynamite year! Heads Up!
Important astro-events for 2013
by Astrological Journaling on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
Times are either Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time.
9th January (4.11am GMT) - Venus moves into Capricorn
11th January (7.45pm GMT) - New Moon @ 21⁰46' Capricorn
15th January (6.07am GMT) - Jupiter square Chiron, 6⁰43' Gemini-Pisces, 2/3
19th January (7.26am GMT) - Mercury moves into Aquarius
19th January (9.52pm GMT) - Sun moves into Aquarius
27th January (4.39am GMT) - Full Moon @ 7⁰24' Leo
30th January (11.38am GMT) - Jupiter stations direct @ 6°20’ Gemini
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