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The Day of the Scrambler — Birthdays and Planet News

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Self-discoveries you make this year could be game-changing, and fill in some missing pieces on a project you’ve had in mind, or help you hone long-term goals. You’re entering a high-energy phase, and steps taken now to further your interests may have far-reaching effects. Self-expression is highlighted: writing or educational prospects can bring a fulfilling sense of achievement. Do your own thing as much as possible, but give others their due. Respect and sensitivity with partners goes a long way.
— by Victoria Emory

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Written in the Planets

Mercury stations direct today at 2:12 pm EST in Scorpio. As ever, during the few days around the station (known as Mercury storm, when its apparent speed is slowest), things could still be a little awkward and stilted. Mercury storm has this quality because reversing course, figuratively or literally, takes a good deal of effort, especially if there’s momentum involved. Think of a large ship switching its engines from reverse to forward thrust, churning up the water, and you have an excellent image for how your mind (and the minds of others) may be feeling.

The Moon today continues its journey through Virgo, which potentially adds to the tension, and could result in frayed nerves or tempers. It’ll help if you avoid getting into situations where you know you could be provoked. Consider alternative ways in which you might expend some energy — preferably creative or fun.

When you encounter others over the next few days, listen carefully and observe in detail what is being said and what may be unsaid, felt or implied. Don’t make assumptions or act on guesses; just gather the information and offer a non-judgmental presence.
— by Amy Elliott

In 2020 we have not one but two conjunctions that mark the turn of a generation, and of an era in history. On Jan. 12, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn form their once per 33-year conjunction. Then on Dec. 21. 2020, Jupiter and Saturn, both now in Aquarius, form a conjunction in the first degree of that sign. Read more here…

The Day of Innocence: Birthdays and Planet News

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Get ready for a new phase of your life, or perhaps a change of direction. Before you take those crucial first steps, however, you’ll need to tie up some loose ends and clear some space for yourself to move more freely. Stay in the moment; proceeding thoroughly will probably get you to your goal faster than any attempt to sprint. Preparation is your friend. What you’re doing is worth the time you need to do it right.
— By Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

Say a cheer: Mercury stations direct today at 9:59 am EDT (13:58:41 UTC)! Now repeat after me: I will keep checking my facts. I will continue to regard any ‘really good deals’ with skepticism, and do my research. I will reach for the phone if emails or social media get twisted up, and will try for face-to-face if phone calls aren’t getting through. These are words to live by for at least the next couple weeks, as Mercury slowly moves out of the part of Pisces where it has been retrograde, and gradually leaves the company of Neptune. If an unexpected puzzle piece comes you way today, add it to the puzzle but perhaps wait on declaring it ‘complete’. Reviewing your notes from the last three weeks could prove useful.

More than one current aspect pattern is offering a reminder to watch your boundaries. This applies both to incoming energy and outgoing energy or actions. A square between Vesta in Pisces and the Galactic Core and centaur Ixion in Sagittarius offers a reminder that when we get excited about helping, it can be harder to notice our underlying motivations. By all means, hold space where it’s needed and aim to serve the greater good; just check your ethics in the process. The idea is to act in a way that integrates lessons learned with what you offer the world. It’s not all that complex; we just are operating in a moment when all may not be as it seems — both within and without.
— By Amanda Painter

The Day of the Originator: Birthdays and Planet News

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Focus on bringing your ambitions and dreams to life. Even if you’re uncertain whether what you are truly passionate about can be achieved, make the assumption that it is at least possible, and start planning out a path to accomplishing it. You may find, especially if you do thorough research, that there are methods you’ve not yet considered. Be persistent: this is a meaningful quest, and your wishes and needs are important.
— By Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

Mercury stations direct tomorrow, at 9:59 am EDT (13:58:41 UTC). I mention the specific time because Mercury’s changes of direction — especially going direct — tend to offer up missing information, often something you did not even know you were missing. While this phenomenon could emerge almost any time tomorrow, I personally experienced it in striking fashion about ten minutes after one particular Mercury station direct many years ago. So this is your heads up to keep your eyes and ears peeled.

With Mercury in a close conjunction to Neptune, you should also be on alert to check the veracity of your hunches and any seemingly key details that come up. Intuition, energetic sensitivity and emotional resonance are also likely to be operating at high frequencies in those who cultivate such forms of awareness. Even so, you’d do well to fact-check those channels, no matter how confident you are in them.

Note also that the Moon enters Capricorn today, squaring the early Aries Sun. You have solar initiative combined with lunar-infused Saturnine tenacity working for you currently. Use this well by focusing on the brass tacks of any endeavor: the bottom-line details, the bones of the thing, the parts that need disciplined focus (at least, as much as can be found given Mercury’s status). Venus and the other bodies in Pisces are offering more than enough imaginative inspiration, so chances are you’ll benefit if you can lean on the Aries-Cap energy while you have it. This could be especially true for working on the ‘home stretch’ of a project already in progress.

On the social front, Venus in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus are hooking up to enliven the social front today, if you make the effort. Whether you meet some quirky new acquaintance or seek out a gathering of your brightest and most creative pals, there’s an opportunity for some satisfying freedom in the company of others — especially anywhere smooth tunes and high-quality food are present.
— By Amanda Painter

The Day of Integrity: Birthdays and Planet News

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Aim at strengthening your connection with your spirituality this year, in whatever form that exists. In this busy age, make a point of setting aside some time for quieter moments, in which you can ground and center yourself. This may mean actively overcoming social pressure to maintain constant motion. Recognize that you, along with everyone else, deserve to have space to wind down, and to cultivate peace of mind within you.
— By Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

Have you ever spent the day walking around in business attire at work in the winter, and then you get home and slip into a warm bath? That might be one way to think of Venus entering Pisces later today. Venus is still Venus, just a little more relaxed and open, and better able to be sensitive to others’ needs and emotions. Yet Venus is also moving into aspects with Uranus in Taurus (exact tomorrow) and Pholus in Capricorn (exact Friday). Be on the lookout for romantic flights of fancy that offer an exciting break from routine, and for stimulating friends and new acquaintances. Caring gestures — given or returned — have the potential now to offer lasting positive benefits to the recipient (which is always a solid cosmic law to follow). So why not extend a little love (in the sense of agape) for love’s sake?

Just be aware that Mercury stations direct in Pisces, conjunct Neptune, in two days. This means we’re currently in the pre-station ‘storm’ phase of this process. If you’re experiencing an element of choppy psychic waters, general absent-mindedness, or difficulty keeping track of whose emotions are whose (yours or the other person’s), Mercury’s situation definitely describes all of those. If you’ve been doing your inner-awareness-honing homework and healing for quite a while, it’s possible you’re accessing higher planes of intuition this week. Even in that case, however, it’s best to confirm your hunches a couple of ways, rather than launching straight into action. The mental realm is slippery right now; these are key days to watch your step (and the road), think before you speak, and mind your mind.
— By Amanda Painter