Friday, Jan 1, EST
Right at the stroke of midnight for the New Year, Transiting Pluto at 24:12 Capricorn Opposes the US’s Natal Mercury at 24:12 Cancer. This is his 3rd, and final, exact Opposition though he will Station Direct at 24:19 on Oct 7 and be in tight Opposition (1 degree orb) from Aug 2 – Dec 7. Right now we are at the most divisive point in our conscious ideas of our country’s security (Mercury in Cancer) and abuse from open enemies (Pluto in Capricorn).
New Year’s is an arbitrary date of the Gregorian Calendar which is a man-made construct that is out-of-sync with the true timing of our Solar System. But as the Sun Conjuncts my Moon on that day, its a good feeling for me. How about you?
At 6:18am Mercury at 18:29 Capricorn Sextiles Neptune at 18:29 Pisces.
If you have found yourself thinking and focusing on political or career issues, that is because Mercury and the Sun are both in Capricorn along with Pluto. But this productive aspect to Neptune will provide us a deep sense of content in managing our plans and ideas in these areas.
At 9:22pm Venus at 21:47 Sagittarius Ses-Squares Uranus Rx at 6:47 Taurus.
Venus is approaching the degree of the Solar Eclipse of Dec 14 at 23:08 Sagittarius where she will align our desires with the ‘super-charged fresh start’ of the Eclipse. But for now, she is adjusting her optimism or spiritual beliefs and philosophy to incorporate the changes Uranus is showing her. We desire to just think about our ideas, but Uranus is going to get you to use your voice, your throat chakra, to share you beliefs with others. Though there is some adjustment to be made in order to do so. Uranus in Taurus can bring up strange, bizarre and shocking ideas around beauty and desires. These may juxtapose to your overall philosophy so adjust as needed. Resources are likely to appear unexpectedly, but you need to consider those around you too.
Saturday, Jan 2
At 1:49am Mercury at 19:49 Capricorn Quincunx the North Node at 19:49 Gemini.
Capricorn is a public Sign of authority and power. Gemini is concerned with the neighborhood and early childhood/small town ideas. Mercury is communicating with authority, but the North Node in Gemini wants him to bring it down to the local level and simplify the policies so they can be applied between neighbors. The adjustment becomes obvious here. Less power and more neighborly words and ideas. Unfortunately, small towns tend to be quite naive about all the public authority stuff so when authorities learn to communicate with them, they are likely being Mercury’s lower vibration of ‘two-faced.’ So seek to be accountable to those you have power over.