MONDAY JAN 4
Mercury/Pluto conjunction @24° Capricorn
Over the past weeks, Mercury has been helping you build new and lasting plans for the topics of your Capricorn house. Today's conjunction with Pluto means there may be some mental heavy lifting to do as you focus on the week ahead. The waning Moon in Virgo will do it's best to distract you - it is your job to stay focused on the task at hand and avoid frittering the day away.
WEDNESDAY JAN 6
Mars enters Taurus
After spending 6 months in Aries, Mars finally changes signs. On a personal level, this change takes the emphasis from the topics of your Aries house and focuses Mars' mojo into the topics of your Taurus house. A change of scene may feel like a relief; however, Mars is moving from a sign where he has a lot of dignity (by being the planetary ruler of Aries) to a sign where he is in detriment and therefore he's a bit out of sorts.
Taurus is Venus' house, a land of slow, sensorial pleasures. Mars is a bit like the bull in the china shop here, all blustered up while trying to maneuver in an alien environment. The result? You might be feeling more irritable about the topics in your Taurus house (especially when Mars makes a conjunction to Uranus on 1/20), resulting in some stomping around and broken china. Instead, allow any frustrations motivate you to do the work required in Taurus. Consider this transit a plowing of your Taurean soil in preparation for spring planting.
Pro tip: Mars will be triggering the Saturn/Uranus square (a defining planetary aspect in 2021) each time he travels through fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio) this year, highlighting the challenges & themes of your Aquarius and Taurus houses.
FRIDAY JAN 8
Mercury joins Saturn & Pallas Athena in Aquarius today. These planets are hard at work architecting new ways of thinking about long standing situations. If you aren't already familiar with the topics of your Aquarius house, start paying attention now; Mercury will experience his first retrograde of 2021 here at the end of the month.
Venus' move into Capricorn brings healing energy an area of your chart that saw a lot of destruction & breakdowns in 2020. It is also the sign where she will station retrograde in December. Any repair work you do now might be up for review at the end of the year.
Sun & Neptune offer up some pragmatic mysticism for the weekend while Mercury & Mars make it difficult to align words & actions. Pay attention to your triggers this weekend, they will likely be repeating patterns at key moments all year long.
SATURDAY JAN 9
Today's Venus/Mars earth trine offers ample energy to tackle any errands or projects this weekend. Mixing work & pleasure brings real results and a win/win scenario. Meanwhile, Mercury + Saturn in Aquarius seeds a big idea that may take some time to come to fruition; chances are strong you will revisit these topics during the upcoming Mercury retrograde.