We’re entering the home stretch of the current eclipse season: on Monday, Jan. 21 (Jan. 20 in some time zones), we’ll get the Leo Full Moon and a total lunar eclipse. This occurs one day after the Sun enters Aquarius — which happens at 3:59 am EST (8:59:25 UTC) on Jan. 20. Amanda Painter explores the eclipse’s themes and astrology leading up to it.
We’re not quite at the midpoint between eclipses — that occurs Jan. 14 with the first quarter Moon. Yet, as Amanda Painter describes, it might be useful to check in with yourself. This week’s astrology involving the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Eris in Aries, plus Jupiter and Neptune, is asking for your full awareness.
Even though most people try to set their New Year’s resolutions and intentions by Jan. 1, the astrology this year is clearly indicating a wider window for this process — and for beginning to take active steps in accordance. As Amanda Painter describes, the major event with this theme is Saturday’s New Moon in Capricorn and partial solar eclipse.
Occasional PW contributor Steve Guttermann offers an article he says is not meant to be all-inclusive, but simply a contemplative primer for self-discovery and adaptation. As he says, “Often the opportunity to demonstrate or experience these proven ways for a more magical life simply comes along. All we have to do is recognize it.”
Even though the calendar page will turn to a new year in a few days, the astrological year still has most of a season left to it. Yet the sense of one thing ending and something new beginning is still strong — and as Amanda Painter explains, there is some major astrology on its way to support that sensation, even if the timing is not exact.
Late tomorrow the Sun enters Capricorn for the solstice. The next day, we get a potent-looking Cancer Full Moon. As Amanda Painter describes, we’re entering a moment of heightened emotions, layered on top of cultural holiday busy-ness, layered on top of a seasonal point of contraction, all nestled into the personal-is-political Aries Point — with a twist.
We’re one week and one day away from the Capricorn solstice. Amanda Painter takes a look at this weekend’s first quarter Moon and the Sabian symbols associated with it, and their themes of integration with others while staying true to oneself, accepting limitations, and concentrating energies while living in close interaction with a community.
With Mercury stationing direct today, a New Moon in Sagittarius tomorrow, and various planets interacting with those two events, you might be feeling a mix of push-pull on the one hand, and a lull in energy on the other hand. Amanda Painter suggests that “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are” could be a useful mantra right now.