Weekly Forecast ~ Week of January 29th
It’s an intense week. We may only have a few days with exact aspects but any week with a lunar eclipse means there will be some excitement, passion and even force. The eclipse occurs on Wednesday but let me say here that the theme for the week in light of this eclipse is me versus the greater good. Eclipses are oppositions of the sun and the moon and often they manifest in our lives as oppositions with other people, most often as me versus you. But in this case with the eclipse occurring in the signs of Leo and Aquarius the dynamic shifts to what is best for me versus what is best for everyone involved. It is my advice that we try to create some win-win situations in our lives this week! Ideally what is good for me will also benefit the larger community as well.
Monday January 29 ~ What’s going on today: not a lot
Use today to work on the theme of the week. How can I benefit both myself and the larger society? How can I meet my needs while also helping to support everyone around me as well?
Tuesday January 30 ~ What’s going on today: not a lot
Continue working on the theme this week. I feel there are two ways to look at this issue. First is in the positive way in that what is good for me is also good for you. Think of sayings like “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” or “if mama ain’t happy nobody’s happy”. Ideally if we are living a life that is complementing our larger environment then the things that allow us to thrive also help the ecosystem in which we live. We increase prosperity for everyone by being prosperous. Alternatively there is the negative view that says if something is good for me then it must be bad for someone else. I would challenge you to look at your owns views on this and see where you fall on that spectrum in your own thinking and see if you can make any adjustments toward a more positive spin on this. We can all help to raise each other up.
Wednesday January 31 ~ What’s going on today: Full Moon Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in Leo plus Mercury ingress Aquarius
What it means: Let’s start with the full moon. It happens to be a full moon, a supermoon, and a lunar eclipse all rolled into one! It’s a lot of energy and it occurs on the Leo/Aquarius axis. This eclipse is the beginning of “eclipse season” as I call it. We have a second eclipse in two weeks in the sign of Aquarius. Then in July and August we have another series of eclipses with two more in the signs of Leo/Aquarius. I bring all of this up because this opposition between Leo and Aquarius is not just a theme for this week but also for all of 2018. And today kicks off the series!
The keywords for the sign of Leo is “I will” whereas the keywords for Aquarius are “I know”. Both are fixed signs and known for their stubbornness but there keywords give you some insight as to how they function differently. Leo will use their sheer force of will in order to achieve the thing he desires, while Aquarius will figure out if it is a rational decision and go about achieving their goals based on the way they think about something instead of how they feel. Leos feel everything strongly and Aquarius is known to be cool and aloof. So we begin to see how these two forces might butt heads. Leo acts from feelings and Aquarius acts from reason.
You may find yourself in a situation this week where you are pulled between your heart and your head. You may witness others going through this inner struggle. As long as you keep returning to the idea that you can figure out a win-win for both yourself and the greater good you will be okay … no matter how intense it gets.
On top of the eclipse we also have Mercury entering Aquarius today. Mercury seems to benefit from the electrical current that runs through the sign of Aquarius. That means quicker thinking, intuitive leaps, and more communication, especially electronic communication. We can use this transit to find creative solutions and to be more inventive in how we handle our everyday lives.
Questions to ask yourself: How can I invest in myself in a way that is makes the work a better place? Is there something I can do for the larger community that is also good for myself personally? How can you be more creative? How can you be more innovative? What lingering problems in your life are ripe and ready to be resolved?
Thursday February 1 ~ What’s going on today: not a lot
After yesterday’s influx of cosmic energy it is good that we have some time to process our feelings. We can continue to work on viable solutions that are creative and out-of-the-box thinking. These ideas benefit not only us on a personal level but are also good for all involved. Practice thinking on that larger scale.
Friday February 2 ~ What’s going on today: not a lot
As we continue to come down from the intensity of the eclipse this week it really it time to put our new ideas in action. We may have gotten inspiration from how we feel but as we consider the broader landscape we begin to see how we are a microcosm for the larger macrocosm.
Saturday February 3 ~ What’s going on today: Mercury sextile Mars
What it means: When Mercury and Mars get together there is a lot of impatience! This can happen in both our minds and with our bodies. We may find ourselves fidgeting more than normal and the best way to handle the energy is by engaging in a physical outlet. But it’s not just our bodies that are busy today it is also our minds. Today is a great day to challenge yourself mentally by learning something new, attending a workshop, spending some time doing actual problem solving. On high energy days like this it is best to run with it!
Questions to ask yourself: How can I make forward progress in my life right now? What is a positive outlet for my energy today?
Sunday February 4 ~ What’s going on today: Venus square Jupiter
What it means: I call this “overindulgence”. Food, drink, socializing, over spending ... whatever you are prone to overindulge in today is the day when these issues arise! It’s fun but be careful!
Questions to ask yourself: How can I reward myself without going completely overboard? What are my temptations today and how can I balance these in my life in a healthy manner?
How is your week going? I would love to hear about it!
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