from Sandra Helton
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Celestial Compass for January 13-19, 2020
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The Sun, Pluto, Venus and Mercury Inspire to Evolve 
and Rebirth through Inspiration

Much emphasis has been on the Saturn-Pluto alignment that is certainly significant and has a more long term effect rather than a sudden impact. Joining that alignment in Capricorn this week is the Sun that brings into focus the process of intentional action. Personally you may feel within ominous as if waiting for something to happen. Due to so much “suggestion” of the idea of dread and fear there is that suggestibility itself in the way of ways to work with this energy for transformation. After all, regardless of the stickler that Saturn can be it will not override the power of Pluto to rebirth and transmute. The Sun is the center of our home solar system and powerful itself that in this instance gives promise and hope for a good outcome to the sometime dark path some are walking. The Sun is a star and it belongs to us so accepting it as a guiding force is worth your time. It’s important to maintain your ideals and visions of a better future. Adding to that is the idealism of Venus in Pisces from Monday until February 8 that is both dreamy and also highly insightful. On Thursday Mercury begins its transit through Aquarius until February 4 making unique ideas and thoughts the norm. throughout the world people are thinking big and run the gamut from worry and fear to seeing a new world of promise and hope. Venus and Mercury will help you to ride the wave of inspiration and seeing potential for positive transformation.

Monday, January 13, 2020
Moon in Leo/Virgo

The Sun conjunct Pluto at 8:16 AM gives opportunity to see where you are resistant and where you can find open doors to move forward. What is begun under this influence will have strength and conviction. Give thought to what you believe and where you stand to enable you to work with this empowering ray.

At 8:42 AM the lunar opposition to Venus challenges feelings and desires that could cause pessimism and doubt so allow this time to pass before making commitments or taking a left turn. If others are uncooperative then let that pass without fighting it. 

At 9:06 AM the Moon goes into Virgo where it is until Wednesday and has you working more to stay on track. This emphasizes tending to work, duty, health and everyday matters. You can work on details and plans for moving forward later with less complication.

The Sun conjunct Saturn at 10:16 AM is good for building what you want to last over time. Things may move slow but can have stability and what is done is reliable. It’s easier to make commitments and begin major planning.

Sparks of inspiration and originality come with the Moon trine Uranus at 1:29 PM. This helps to try new things and invent something out of the ordinary so pay attention to those flashes of psychic insight. 

Venus is in Pisces from 1:39 PM until February 8. It’s easy to be caught up in fanciful ideas and romantic scenarios so step back if you feel you’re falling too fast and reason is lost so that you can see the bigger picture and sort out facts from fantasy. This is great for creating! You are inspired and see beyond the veil into dimensions of the otherworldly. It’s possible to have genuine encounters that are romantic and soul inspired that comes with knowing you don’t have to rush or make sudden decisions. This is inspirational for moving closer to what is fulfilling and spiritually gratifying.

At 9:00 PM the Moon and Mars square causes being edgy and not very patient. There can be others that act out and push you to react when maybe it’s best to leave things alone right now. Avoid being impulsive.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Moon in Virgo

The trine between the Moon and Jupiter at 1:08 AM gives grace and generosity and also opens you to stronger emotion. This is a nice angle as long as you remain aware of how you feel when you make choices. Avoid doing something overly grand when it’s not warranted.

The Moon opposite Neptune at 12:28 PM causes a blind spot where you may not see facts or what’s actually happening. Someone could be deceptive and events are not as they seem. Don’t wear rose colored glasses.

There is strength from the Moon trine Pluto at 10:52 PM. This is fortifying and adds to positive conviction so that you are strong and able to know what you want to do. This is also about having confidence and the ability to have staying power.

Reliability is the key of the Moon trine Saturn peaking at 11:13 PM that helps you to build and progress with being sure of the steps you take. There is support and what is done easily has a long-term effect.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Moon in Virgo/Libra

At 7:12 AM the Moon trine Mercury allows ease of communication and understanding. This is nice for networking and making plans. Making contact with others and planning for events and the future are helped to be successful.

The Moon in Libra from 10:44 AM until Friday brings into focus where you need to realign for good balance. Relationships are on the table to review and see where strengths are so that you can reinforce them and make a better connection. Legal matters may be activated.

Venus sextile Uranus at 6:17 PM creates interesting activities and connections. You may have unusual interests and want to be adventurous. If you’re in a creative field you might be very innovative and hatch a totally new concept so allow time to work on what you’re drawn to do. Romance takes a unique turn and unusual people enter the picture.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Moon in Libra

Energy comes in through the Moon sextile Mars at 1:14 AM. You have stamina and can go the distance in anything from exercise to working on a project that calls for brawn. The energy is high.

Matters can go too far and you may be chasing in circles while the Moon square Jupiter is active at 3:46 AM. What looks like something big might be a false appearance and turn out to be a waste of time and money.

From 1:31 PM until February 4 Mercury is in Aquarius that allows you to think more for yourself and march to your own drummer. People may be fickle of keep changing their mind so be prepared for changes in attitudes and behavior. Flexibility is the key to managing this energy of different types of communication.

Friday, January 17, 2020
Moon in Libra/Scorpio

Step away from conflict and anyone challenging while the Moon and Pluto square at 1:17 AM. There can be odd and subversive things going on behind the scene that is not good for anyone. Avoid being pulled into negative agendas. 

Along with the lunar square to Pluto is the Moon square Saturn at 1:57 AM that is a stumbling block in the way of what you want to do. Someone may be sullen and try to interfere with your work and progress so keep a clear focus on what’s essential to do and let the rest ride for the moment.

The Last Quarter Moon in Libra at 7:59 AM challenges you for the next week to stay on an even keel and find ways to regain order where issues are in the way. This is a time to work on compromise or finding ways to be flexible so that you can keep going.

At 1:21 PM the Moon moves into Scorpio where it will be until Sunday. You feel more intensely and may want to be challenging where feelings and are activated. Thoughts of immortality and what the future holds become significant as it pertains to your ability to survive and sustain your lifestyle.

The Moon square Mercury at 4:37 PM makes for emotional conversations and even intense moods that lead to brooding. Communication may not lead where you intend, so avoid being overly involved and pushing someone.

While the Moon and Uranus oppose at 5:56 PM you may be unsettled and notice the atmosphere is also stirring with fragmentation. There can be disruption and people at odds with one another that leads nowhere.

Easygoing energy flows from the Moon trine Venus at 20:27 PM. This is a time to reach out and bond with others. It’s a nice time to socialize and make connections including romantic interests. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Moon in Scorpio

Mercury square Uranus at 3:32 AM can cause unexpected outbursts and someone taking a left turn that is unsettling. Squabbles and disagreements seem to rule matters with irrational attitudes. This is not a reasonable energy so strive to avoid being overly involved right now.

The sextile of the Moon and Jupiter at 7:45 AM gives nice energy for working with money and financial plans. Worth and value are recognized an understood so that you can be productive.

At 6:14 PM the Moon trine Neptune makes for ease of understanding and overall grasping what others intend and need. There is compassion that makes this understanding easy and worth noting. It’s an intuitive angle.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius

Growth and progress with tenacity and endurance comes from the Moon sextile Pluto at 5:18 AM. You easily have staying power to keep going and finish what you begin. This can also bring in reward that is profitable.

The Moon sextile Saturn at 6:19 AM lends the ability to maintain what is being done and to help keep you going to finish your goal. This is a reliable energy that can be from you and also from others.

While the Moon and Sun sextile at 4:22 PM you have overall a boost that sustains you in whatever way you need positive energy. Situations are smoothed and what is begun has cooperation and success.

While the Moon is in Sagittarius from 5:42 PM until Wednesday of next week you may not want to dive into details but can succeed with attitude and inspiration. There is a sense that something good is just over the horizon. Learning, travel and expansive communication are activated.

In Review (looking back):

January 6-12, 2020

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

Approaching the Full Moon in Cancer Friday we also experience the combination of Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in the opposite sign Capricorn. This is a strong week for intense communication, emotions and striving to gain ground and make headway in an orderly manner with reason as a foundation, though all may not unfold as exactly anticipated and wanted. There are triggers in various areas of life from personal communication to major dynamics within governments. The movement from retrograde to direct motion of Uranus in Taurus is too slow right now to be effective other than to create a stalemate vibration in some instances where it would be easier to go forward. There is progress in the works with effort to stay above the fray and maintain an objective focus. Decisions work well.

Key words for the week:

Reveal; transmute; dream; romance; originality

Nature relating to current celestial placements:

Mystical animals such as mermaids and dragons are alive and well in their own dimensions and part of our ancient history. Give thought to what mystical animals, places and environments appeal to you. Dreams bring us closer to them and allows connections both ancient and future. 

Affirmation for the week:

“My senses are a powerful guiding force of originality and invention that forms my future.”

Next Week:

The Sun moves into Aquarius and the New Moon is in Aquarius.


Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.

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