When the moon transits in Libra on the 28th and void-of-course on the 29th of January, the moon pulled in the square between Uranus and Pluto which is has a one degree orb at this time and until the last two weeks of March when Uranus begins a permanent separation from Pluto. So this means that when the moon or any of the quicker moving planets move into Libra (or Cancer, Aries, Capricorn), they ignite the tension of the Uranus-Pluto Square, which as really been on-going since 2011. And this tension revolves around the populace wanting change but the leaders (political or corporate) have used fear and force to keep the populace in place. In other words, Uranus representing the collective has challenged authority or even tradition or convention. But this is going to fade into the background as Uranus pulls away from its square with Pluto. So let's use this short window of opportunity to finish what we began in 2011 to awaken the masses and free ourselves from oppression, which we can do through spiritual avenues, or by awakening to Unity Consciousness and unconditional love.
However, during the Libra moon transit we prepare for the upcoming Lunar Eclipse also in Libra on March 23 which ushers in justice and bring greater balance, but first there's the shake up of the eclipse to wake us up. So on Friday, most of us felt at least mildly irritable, and some folks experienced rage as they tried to release shackles of oppression, however they define oppression. But with Pluto involved, you can bet that inner oppression holds the key.
So then the moon transits into Scorpio on Saturday evening on January 30th (Pacific Standard Time) and on the 31st for different time zones. The moon conjuncts Mars in Scorpio on February 1st which again bodes well for therapies that delve into the subconscious mind and unearth unworkable beliefs and patterns. This energy especially if it lands in the 8th house or 12th house of a natal chart bodes well for psychological release and this can even happen quickly, especially when uprooting ancestral DNA in regard to beliefs and emotions. And since the moon trines Chiron (and Neptune prior to that), the planetary transits are asking us to heal through deep transformation. And though this work is never fun, at least the energies are working for us and if we do the work we are guaranteed some type of breakthrough.
The moon enters Sagittarius on February 2nd and normally this would bring a sigh of relief as we engage in activities that help us feel free and lively. However, expect restrictions on this day and the next as the moon conjuncts Saturn, which of course, throws up the caution sign, delays gratification, and most likely, delays travel during this time. Mercury is direct now, but it's in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn so even the way people speak and communicate now is sober and more businesslike, even gloomy, which tosses a damp towel on any enthusiasm the Sagittarius moon can drum up.
The Sagittarius moon also squares Neptune and then Chiron, but also forms a trine with Uranus in Aries (when it conjuncts Saturn). This could cause tension between wanting freedom to do one's own thing, but have to deal with duties related to work or family or home. But we can still have a rich inner dream life and follow spiritual pursuits as long as we don't engage in heated debates about dogma and rules.
The moon enters Capricorn at 4:44 (Pacific Standard Time) on February 4th (this is an angel number). But now the moon brings the Uranus-Pluto square into the foreground again, but this time when the moon conjuncts Venus, Pluto and Mercury (Triple Conjunction) and squares Uranus. This represents a clash of personal and collective values that we communicate in heated debates with Uranus stirring up the pot while the Sun transits in Uranus' ruler Aquarius and the moon continues its transit into Aquarius when we experience the Aquarius New Moon and then a void-of-course moon.
The good news about the Capricorn moon is that it sextiles Mars in Scorpio and trines Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo as well as, forming sextiles with Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. So again the signs most affected are the Earth and Water Signs, with Aries igniting the fire and possibly taking the brunt of authority fighting back, even if that's the inner authority in the psyche. I think children are going to act up now too, especially those with Indigo rays. Instead of ignoring them or engaging in a shouting match, listen to what they have to say. Some of these kids are tuned into higher channels.
I feel that the wisest course of action is to harness these moon and inner planet transits to the outer planets for healing purposes.This is a time of going inward and doing the psychological work and not for launching new projects or businesses or seeking accolades from the outer world. And the more shifting each of us does on our own, the greater impact we have on the healing of humanity and the planet. Ask yourself what is it that you really want--is it peace on the planet and the end of warring or is it a new job or new pair of shoes? I doubt anyone reading this blog wants anything superficial at this point especially after deep personal inspection. So use these difficult moon passages to clear out the demons or gremlins in the mind in which the ego draws its destructive energies. I'm not saying that we get rid of our egos, only that we call upon our Higher Selves to take over from here on out.
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