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Mercury Direct in Sagittarius and Mars in Capricorn

Happy New Year. 

As we turn the calendar to 2024, I want to first and foremost thank you for reading what I’m writing in this space, for listening to the podcast, for reaching out to me for a reading, or for joining me in a class. I am grateful for your support and I am honored to support you on your journey through translating how the planets and stars are working to guide you along your path through life. 

In this post we will be highlighting five transits which will be impacting us over the dates listed below.

Gabriella and I also discuss the five key transits for the week, highlighted by Mercury Direct in Sagittarius and Mars in Capricorn. Plus, Gabriella answers a question about the role of our Sun and Moon aspects in relation to Jungian psychology.

I also covered the astrology for 2024, going month by month with the amazing psychic Dallisa Hocking, which you can view in the video below.

Lots of informative content on the current astrology and the astrology looking ahead. I hope it is all helpful to you in navigating your journey!

Mercury Direct in Sagittarius - January 1

Even though Mercury stations direct and the retrograde ends on January 1, Mercury remains at a point of stagnation for some time beyond this point. For instance, Mercury ends its retrograde at 22° in Sagittarius, but Mercury has been at 22° in Sagittarius since Friday, December 29, and will remain at 22° until Friday, January 5. 

That’s a full week at 22° in Sagittarius. 

To put that in context, typically, in that frame of time, Mercury would move somewhere between 10°-12°, when this week it is essentially moving 0°. 

What does that mean for you?

Continue to slow down. 

Take your time.

Get done what needs to get done.

Refrain from adding any new projects or responsibilities to your plate, and rather clear off what is already there on your plate.

Sagittarius is the Mutable Fire Sign symbolized by the Archer, representing freedom, exploration, adventure, honesty, spirituality, religion, higher learning, and ethics. 

Is there something you want to share, that you’ve been hiding from sharing?

Is there something that you’ve been wanting to say that you’ve been censoring yourself from?

What do you need to get off of your plate that will help you feel more free to express the truest nature of your Soul?

Mercury continues its transit through Sagittarius until January 13. From now until then, speak up, speak out, and be true to yourself through the expression of your words.

Venus in Sagittarius Square Saturn in Pisces - December 31 - January 2

When Venus, embodying love, beauty, and relationships, transits through Sagittarius, a sign known for its love of freedom, exploration, and truth-seeking, and forms a Square with Neptune, representing dreams, illusion, and spirituality, in Pisces, a sign of sensitivity, intuition, and emotional depth, it creates a complex astrological aspect that can have profound effects on your perception and experience of love and relationships.

This Square between Venus in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces may bring about a tension between the desire for an idealistic or spiritual connection in love and the need for freedom and exploration. There's a pull between seeking truth and getting lost in fantasy or illusion.

Seek Clarity in Relationships. Be aware of the potential for misunderstandings or unrealistic expectations in relationships. Strive for clarity and honesty in your communications.

Balance Idealism with Reality. The dreamy nature of Neptune can lead to idealizing partners or situations. Aim to balance these dreams with the reality of your situation and the truth-seeking nature of Sagittarius.

Embrace Creative and Spiritual Pursuits. This aspect is excellent for creative and spiritual endeavors. Channel the energy into artistic projects or spiritual practices that resonate with your deeper self.

Reflect on Your Desires. Use this time to reflect on what you truly desire in relationships and in life. Are your dreams and aspirations aligned with your true self?

Mindfulness in Emotional Matters. Be mindful of escapism in emotional situations. It's important to face issues head-on rather than avoiding them.

Cultivate Inner Understanding. Dive into introspection or meditation to understand your inner world better, as Neptune's influence can deepen your intuition and emotional awareness.

In what parts of your relationships feel most confusing?

How can you be open to expressing your perspective, while also being empathetic to how the other individual may feel?

What can you do to express the truth of your senses, so that those you are in a relationship with have a deeper understanding of your perspective?

This Venus-Neptune square invites you to explore the realms of love and spirituality, urging you to find a balance between your ideals and reality, and to use this period for deep personal growth and understanding.

The Sun in Capricorn Square the Moon in Libra - January 3 at 7:30pm PST

When the Moon, representing emotions and inner responses, transits through Libra, a sign associated with balance, harmony, and relationships, and forms a Square with the Sun, symbolizing ego, identity, and life force, in Capricorn, known for its focus on discipline, ambition, and structure, it creates a challenging aspect known as a "Square."

This Moon-Sun Square is the Waning Half Moon, so when you see the Moon setting in the middle of the day, or rising in the middle of the night, you will see half in shadow and the other half in life, reflecting the Sun. This indicates a tension between your emotional needs (Moon in Libra) and your conscious will or ego desires (Sun in Capricorn). 

Libra's desire for harmony and partnership may conflict with Capricorn's focus on responsibility, achievement, and self-discipline. You may find yourself caught between a need for emotional connection and social harmony, and a drive to accomplish goals and maintain control.

Balance Relationships and Responsibilities. Find a middle ground between attending to your relationships and fulfilling your personal or professional ambitions. Both areas require your attention, and neglecting one for the other could lead to dissatisfaction.

Manage Emotions in Professional Settings. Be aware of how your emotions influence your actions, especially in work or public life. Strive for emotional balance that doesn't compromise your professional integrity.

Seek Harmony in Ambitions. Consider how your goals and ambitions can be pursued in a way that maintains harmony and balance in your life. This might mean finding more cooperative approaches to achieving your objectives.

Reflect on Your Needs and Goals. Take time to understand your emotional needs and how they can align with your long-term goals. This understanding can help in resolving the tension between these two areas.

Compromise and Diplomacy. Use Libra's diplomatic skills to navigate and negotiate any conflicts or challenges that arise, especially those involving others.

Embrace Constructive Change. The square aspect is dynamic and can stimulate growth. Use any discomfort as a catalyst to make constructive changes in how you balance your emotional well-being with your ambitions.

By acknowledging and respecting both your emotional needs and your ambitions, and finding ways to honor both, you can navigate through this aspect's challenges and use it as an opportunity for personal growth and improved balance in your life.

Mars in Capricorn - January 4 - February 12

When Mars, associated with action, aggression, and conflict, transits through Capricorn, the sign where it is exalted, it operates with great efficiency and strength. 

In astrology, an exalted planet is said to express its best qualities, and for Mars, this means the assertive, dynamic energy is channeled through Capricorn's disciplined, ambitious, and practical qualities.

Focused Ambition. Mars in Capricorn drives a focused pursuit of goals. Actions are more calculated, disciplined, and aimed at achieving long-term objectives.

Increased Determination and Resilience. This transit enhances your ability to persevere in the face of challenges. Mars's energy, when harnessed properly, leads to remarkable resilience and stamina.

Strategic Actions. Mars in Capricorn favors a strategic approach rather than impulsive actions. It's an excellent time for planning and executing complex projects that require patience and precision.

Professional Drive. There is often a heightened drive to succeed in professional and career matters. Efforts are likely to be rewarded, especially those that demonstrate responsibility and leadership.

Set Clear Goals. Use this energy to set and pursue clear, ambitious goals. Capricorn’s influence helps in defining realistic, achievable objectives.

Be Disciplined. Harness Mars’s drive with Capricorn’s discipline. Stick to your plans and routines, as this transit favors consistent effort.

Take Calculated Risks. While Mars is about risk-taking, in Capricorn, it's more about calculated risks. Analyze the potential outcomes before diving in.

Focus on Career Advancements. Utilize this period for career-oriented actions. Whether it's taking on new responsibilities or initiating projects, the energy is right for professional growth.

Practice Patience. Capricorn tempers Mars's impatience. Understand that some goals take time to achieve and value the process as much as the outcome.

Manage Conflicts Maturely. Mars can bring conflicts, but in Capricorn, there's potential for handling disputes with maturity and pragmatism.

By utilizing the disciplined and ambitious energy of Mars in Capricorn, you can make significant strides in your personal and professional endeavors, achieving goals with a combination of strategic action and steadfast determination.

This transit could bring up conflicts and challenges for those with key points or planets in Aries, Cancer and Libra. For those with key points or planets in Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces are you being given a boost of confidence and power to ascend towards your goals. 

For most of us, you may have key points or planets in Signs that are challenging you and supporting you. For more insight into how this transit may be affecting you and how to work with the energy schedule a reading with me and I will offer the clarity and guidance to support you through this transit. 

The last time Mars transited through Capricorn was February 16 - March 30, 2020 and January 24 - March 5, 2022. Think back to these dates and what was occurring in your life for clues on what could be in store for you this time around. 

What are the common themes and experiences, specifically around goals, career, authority figures and achievements?

The Sun in Capricorn Square Chiron in Aries - January 4 - 7

When the Sun, representing your core self, vitality, and conscious identity, transits through Capricorn, a sign associated with discipline, ambition, and structure, and forms a Square with Chiron in Aries, which symbolizes both deep wounds and the potential for healing, it indicates a period of dynamic tension where issues of identity, authority, and personal goals may clash with a need to address and heal fundamental wounds related to self-assertion, identity, and individuality.

Identity and Authority Challenges. This aspect may bring up challenges related to authority, either with external figures or your own sense of control and leadership. There could be a feeling of being at odds with established structures or authority figures.

Healing through Responsibility. The square prompts a confrontation with areas where you may feel insecure or hurt, particularly regarding ambition and your role in the public or professional sphere. It encourages finding healing through taking responsibility for your own life path and decisions.

Balancing Personal and Professional Aspects. You might struggle to balance personal healing with professional responsibilities or ambitions. This period may highlight where these areas are in conflict.

Reflect on Authority Issues. Consider your relationship with authority, both how you exert it and respond to it. This is a time to heal issues related to power dynamics.

Embrace Vulnerability. Acknowledge and work through vulnerabilities, especially those related to career and public image. Understanding these areas can lead to significant personal growth.

Cultivate Self-compassion. Be kind to yourself as you navigate these challenges. Understand that healing is a process and requires patience and self-compassion.

Integrate Lessons into Ambitions. Use the lessons learned from your healing process to inform and shape your ambitions and goals. This can lead to a more authentic and fulfilling path.

Assert Yourself Thoughtfully. Be mindful of how you assert yourself, especially in professional settings. Balancing assertiveness with sensitivity to others’ perspectives is key.

This transit offers a potent opportunity for growth by revealing deeper wounds related to your sense of authority, identity, and purpose, and providing a chance to heal and integrate these lessons into a stronger, more resilient sense of self.

I hope this information is helpful for you in navigating the days ahead. If you are curious to learn how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly and how to best work with the energy, schedule a reading with me.

Wishing you all the best, as you ride the planetary waves.




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