TRANSCRIPT Episode 215 | Mars in Capricorn: Refine Your Plan!
Howdy Invisible Buddy, April right here, and the date in the present day is January 1st, 2024. Welcome to Episode 215 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast, and to a vibrant new 12 months. This week, a comfortably gentle begin to the brand new 12 months, with Mercury turning direct; Mars getting into disciplined, hard-working Capricorn; Venus sq. Saturn, and the wrestle to carve out a spot for oneself; and the Libra Final Quarter Moon advises us to pause and relaxation earlier than ending this lunar cycle. Plus, I reply a listener query concerning the impact of transits as they make a couple of actual side to the beginning chart.
Venus squares Saturn (Jan. 1, 2024, 5:26 am PST)
The week begins with Venus sq. Saturn on January 1 at 5:26 am Pacific Time at 3º 17’, Sagittarius and Pisces. On the Sabian image, 4 Sagittarius, Just a little baby studying to stroll, and 4 Pisces, Heavy site visitors on a slim isthmus. Each of those symbols describe shifting slowly. Just a little baby as a result of it’s simply studying to stroll, and the heavy site visitors as a result of there are simply too many vehicles occupying a slim area.
Venus is a planet of sources, and when it’s in a sq. side with Saturn, it may well really feel as if there’s not fairly sufficient for everyone. Venus is in Sagittarius, a hearth signal which exhibits nice enthusiasm, a love of journey, and a want to throw ourselves into pursuits that actually excite us. However Venus’s sq. to Saturn represents a battle, a whole lot of competitors for area and for sources. You may really feel that you simply need to delve into some form of artistic or moneymaking enterprise that you simply’re actually obsessed with after which go on social media and see there are millions of folks doing the identical factor and surprise, is there sufficient room for you?
Venus symbolizes relating and relationships as nicely. And a sq. between Venus and Saturn can both present a frustration with being on our personal, or it may well present the potential for a relationship starting to get critical, however that there could also be some considerations coming from Venus in Sagittarius concerning the potential for dropping particular person freedom.
Mercury turns Direct (Jan. 1, 2024, 7:07 pm PST)
Additionally on New 12 months’s Day, Mercury stations direct on January 1 at 7:07 pm Pacific Time. And it has been retrograde since December 12, then turned retrograde at 8º29’ Capricorn. And now it goes direct on the Sabian image, 23 Sagittarius, Immigrants getting into. If there was a way of being held again from a venture, an journey, possibly even only a trip journey, with Mercury in Sagittarius… Now, it feels as if the borders are opening, and we will transfer forward. Mercury will return into Capricorn on January thirteenth, however till then, let’s get pleasure from a pair extra weeks of Mercury in Sagittarius, gathering vibrant and thrilling concepts for the 12 months forward.
Libra Final Quarter Moon (Jan. 3, 2024, 7:30 pm PST)
And now for the Moon Report for the week of January 1, and it begins with the Libra Final Quarter Moon on January third at 7:30 pm Pacific Time at 13º14’ Libra. The Sabian image for the Moon is 14 Libra, A midday siesta, and the Solar at this Final Quarter is on 14 Capricorn, An historical bas aid carved in granite.
The entire Sabian symbols at 14º of the cardinal indicators have this spirit of stillness. 14 Aries is, A serpent coiling close to a person and a girl. It’s nonetheless, but it surely’s on the brink of spring! 14 Most cancers is, A really outdated man dealing with an unlimited, darkish area to the northeast.
Now, the Final Quarter part is among the motion factors within the lunar cycle. It’s the purpose at which we take ultimate motion within the cycle based mostly on our experiences so far. However this specific Final Quarter appears to level out the significance of resting and reflection for a time earlier than we spring into motion. The work of this specific Final Quarter is concerning the rigidity between collaborating with others, symbolized by Libra, and pursuing our personal aims alone, which is extra consistent with Capricorn. However to be able to full this lunar cycle, it’s essential to discover a approach to do each, to run your Capricorn enterprise, however do it in a Libra-like means, inviting others as collaborators or company.
Lunar Section Household Cycle
That is the final quarter in a lunar part household cycle that started on October 6, 2021, on the New Moon in Libra. It was on the Sabian image 14 Libra, A midday siesta, and that’s the Sabian image for this Final Quarter as nicely.
A New Moon in Libra is a time after we set intentions or we provoke some form of endeavor that’s about relating with the remainder of the world. We come out of the Virgo expertise, which is a bit more of a hermit form of symbolism, the place we’re quietly doing our work on our personal, taking note of each little element, and glad in our personal work. Then comes Libra, and it’s time to place our pencils down, as they used to say after we took exams, and get out and share what we’ve accomplished with the world.
So, that was the initiating level of this Lunar Section Household Cycle. How have you ever accomplished since then? The First Quarter on this cycle was on July sixth, 2022. The Full Moon was on April fifth, 2023. And now 9 months later, we’re at this Final Quarter, and we now have 9 months left to complete up the ultimate part on this cycle.
Look to the home in your chart that incorporates 13º24’ Libra, which was the start level for this cycle, and see if yow will discover what you’ve been engaged on since 2021 that may be a collaborative course of.
Void-of-Course Moon intervals
Let’s take a look at the Void of Course Moon intervals for this week.
On January 2nd, the Moon in Virgo trines Pluto at 3:36 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s Void of Course for a bit of over one hour after which enters Libra at 4:47 pm. Once we see a trine starting a Void of Course Moon interval, we see that it is a time to rely our rewards, that the service and diligence of the Moon in Virgo are being observed and rewarded by these in energy or ready of affect symbolized by Pluto.
It may be one thing like a promotion or only a shout out out of your boss or someone else ready of affect in your life that claims, “You probably did a very good job on that.” And that’s what Virgo actually desires to listen to.
The entire Void of Course Moon intervals this week are fairly quick as a result of every thing is ending up with a facet of Pluto, which is on the very, very finish of its signal. So then it doesn’t take the Moon very lengthy to maneuver on to the subsequent signal. On January fifth, the Moon in Libra makes a sq. to Pluto at 3:41 am. The Void of Course Moon interval then lasts for about one hour. And right here on the West Coast of the US, it’s actually very early within the morning. It’s void after all for only one hour, after which enters Scorpio at 4:39 am.
Nonetheless, the Moon in a sq. side to a different planet speaks of a battle. And what’s the battle right here? The Moon in Libra symbolizes cooperation and compromise. And Pluto in Capricorn is a logo of management and energy, particularly within the signal of Capricorn. So it’s a reasonably apparent battle. However when planets are sq. one another, as I’m fond of claiming, every one must have its voice heard. So you will need to collaborate with others. But it surely’s additionally necessary to have a robust sense of what you need and being in contact with your individual govt energy.
And on January seventh, the Moon in Scorpio sextiles Pluto at 12:22 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s void after all for less than 45 minutes, and enters Sagittarius at 1:08 pm. Sextiles signify a possibility. So this very quick Void of Course interval, possibly you need to make the most of it by going to lunch with somebody, or writing an electronic mail, or making use of for a job, or one thing. However the alternative right here is the power and willingness to hunt and to inform the reality, that’s what Moon in Scorpio is about, amongst different issues. And if you’re keen to do this, you’ll be able to put your self ready of better affect, better energy.
Mars enters Capricorn (Jan. 4, 2024, 6:58 am PST)
Mars enters Capricorn on January 4th at 6:58 AM Pacific Time. Will probably be within the signal by means of February twelfth, at which era it’s going to enter Aquarius and instantly discover itself knee deep in an Aquarius stellium. I’ll be taking a look at that as we get a bit of nearer to mid-February, however know that it’s simply across the nook.
Capricorn is taken into account one of many very strongest indicators for Mars. It’s what we name exalted. And I believe it is because the self-discipline and strategic presents of Capricorn harness Mars powers in order that they are often extra helpful. I believe it might be good to make use of this Mars and Capricorn time to formulate our technique for the approaching 12 months and to put the groundwork for fulfillment. Possibly by writing out a schedule or a timeline for reaching specific milestones.
This can be a good time for New 12 months’s resolutions, if that’s one thing that you simply do. And particularly, those which can be bodily in nature, as a result of each Mars and the signal of Capricorn have a really bodily element to them. So, if you’re deciding that this 12 months you need to get extra train, you need to refine your food regimen indirectly, strengthen your physique and make it extra wholesome, it is a good time to be drafting these sorts of resolutions. As soon as Mars goes into Aquarius, it is going to be time to deploy your plan for the approaching 12 months, notably in collaboration with others.
So it is a time to make good use of Mars and a robust signal to refine that plan. Particularly after Mercury enters Capricorn on January thirteenth.
Listener Query: Waaaayyyy an excessive amount of Uranus!
On this week’s listener query, listener Kelly with a Y writes, “Howdy once more to my favourite invisible good friend! Your podcast has develop into such an integral a part of my weekly routine, and my astrological training. Thanks for persevering with to create it!”
You’re most welcome, Kelly! I’m delighted that you simply’re having fun with the podcast.
She continues, “I’ve a query relating to transiting outer planets. Particularly, the havoc that Uranus is at the moment creating for my household. I’ve Jupiter at 24º Taurus in my fifth home. My husband has Chiron at 20º Taurus in his tenth home. My oldest daughter has her moon at 23 Taurus within the ninth home.
Let me let you know, this power from transiting Uranus is waaaaay an excessive amount of!
My query is, as an outer planet strikes forwards and backwards over a degree within the chart, do you are likely to see a change within the dynamic of the story that’s unfolding? Does Uranus are available in with a bang after which issues slowly unfold? Or, ought to I count on an sudden variety of bangs over this prolonged time period when Uranus is influencing my household?
Don’t even get me began on my nerves surrounding this conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus that’s taking place in 2024, smack in the midst of all these factors. Any ideas you’ve on how our household may transfer by means of this Uranian time can be enormously appreciated.”
April: Thanks on your query, Kelly. That’s certainly a whole lot of Uranus shaking up your loved ones.
You didn’t share precisely what Uranus has delivered to your door. Transits of Uranus have been identified to convey a great deal of disruption, however they may also be refreshing, giving us a brand new begin in some space of life. However the tone of your message appears like he’s inflicting just a few issues and a certain quantity of hysteria.
Let me deal with your predominant query, which is whether or not transits of an outer planet convey a unique expertise over time. By outer planets, we’re referring to Jupiter by means of Pluto. And if a kind of planets is making a facet to a planet in your beginning chart, you’ll expertise the side normally a minimum of 3 times.
When the planet is direct, then when it has turned retrograde, and makes the side once more, after which as soon as extra, as soon as it’s turned direct. Within the case of Neptune and Pluto, you may even have the very same side just a few extra instances. However let’s use three for example. In my commentary, the primary time a planet makes an actual side to a natal planet or level in your chart is normally probably the most difficult, just because one thing new and sudden has been launched into your life.
Within the case of outer planets, these are typically disagreeable surprises that introduce the foremost plotline of the transit. Since we’re speaking particularly about Uranus, let’s assume that the problems concerned have one thing to do with disruption, breaking with the previous, riot, and a robust want for freedom.
Let’s take your individual natal Jupiter, for instance. The primary time Uranus makes the conjunction with Jupiter, it would introduce a problem to your Jupiterian perception programs, sense of optimism, training, in legal guidelines, journey. Your life may be feeling a bit of small and missing in journey. Since all of this takes place within the fifth home of your chart, it may be the sensation that your life is form of missing in enjoyable and artistic alternatives.
There may very well be some surprises that contain your youngsters. And so they don’t should be terrible surprises, by the way in which. Or they will merely be feeling rebelliousness in their very own lives. Within the case of your daughter, she’s having a Uranus transit of her personal, so she’s additionally exhibiting up in your chart as a Uranian transit.
All of that is felt extra intensely, I discover, throughout the first side, so on this case, the primary conjunction, which shall be round early June of 2024. Then, the second time you’ve the precise transit side, you’ve a greater concept of what the planet desires from you, as a result of it has already proven up as soon as and launched a narrative.
So, the second transit may nonetheless be considerably unsettling, however you’re not taken fully abruptly. And also you’re in a greater place to rise to the event and to start doing the work that the transit is asking of you. This one comes for you in December 2024, the second conjunction, and on the final actual side, which for you’ll be in March or April of 2025.
I don’t know the precise minutes of your Jupiter, however there’s a feeling then that you simply’re graduating, that you simply’ve gotten on prime of it, and that you simply’re on the brink of take the teachings that you simply’ve absorbed and transfer on. You may form of consider it as driving a horse and the primary side, the primary transit, is you scrambling to get on this wild horse and failing miserably and falling off and every thing else. The second time, you handle to stand up on prime of the horse. You won’t do it tremendous gracefully, however you handle to get there, and also you’re holding on for expensive life. Then, you experience it for some time, you get comfy, and by the point the third actual transit comes alongside, you’re able to make a swish dismount.
I wish to remind my purchasers and college students that transits from gradual shifting outer planets aren’t notably occasions, however processes. For you, the sense of joyful, artistic adventures is being woke up by Uranus. Your husband’s Uranus to Chiron journey was actual in early June 2023 and someday in December of 2023, and it makes its ultimate cross in April 2024, and your daughter’s Uranus-Moon conjunction may need been woke up in early September when Uranus turned retrograde at 23º04’ Taurus, however I don’t know the precise place of her Moon, so it may be coming this Might 2024 for the primary time, after which the second and third instances between January and March 2025.
As for the approaching conjunction of transiting Jupiter and Uranus, on April twentieth. I don’t assume it’s trigger for alarm. It’s a massive side. It’s an influential one. Jupiter will certainly crank up the amount on the Uranus affect. And that is particularly necessary in your chart, as a result of transiting Uranus is aspecting natal Jupiter as nicely, so that you get a double dose, a double whammy.
However Jupiter is mostly thought of to be, finally, a useful affect, even when it does shake issues up a bit of bit first. Usually talking, with transits, that is an method to contemplate taking. Initially, take into account your specific relationship with the 2 planets concerned. Produce other transits from Uranus by means of your life triggered issues? Or have they been extra of a liberating affect? Look, particularly on the transiting Uranus sq. to natal Uranus in your early twenties and the opposition in your early forties.
Then look, particularly, at different instances Uranus has aspected this planet, so in your case, natal Jupiter. For instance, when Uranus was in Aquarius, it might’ve made a sq. to that time, someplace between Might and July, 2001, after which February, 2002, November 2002. What had been the principle themes in your life that had been enjoying out, particularly with regard to youngsters, creativity, enjoyable? And the way may these be linked to what you’re experiencing within the current?
And, are the 2 planets concerned, on this case for you, Jupiter and Uranus, concerned in a facet to one another in your beginning chart? Do you’ve a serious side between them? As a result of in case you do, these two planets have some unfinished enterprise, a dialogue between them that will get activated at any time when they arrive collectively by transit.
In any occasion, on your complete household, Kelly, I believe it’s an awesome concept to embrace the work of the transit as a lot as you’ll be able to, slightly than holding your self in concern of it.
What Uranus desires is to open up our lives the place they develop into stale and to interrupt us out of any self-imposed prisons. To the extent you could enter into that work willingly, this could be a rewarding and thrilling transit.
Kelly, I hope that helps. All the very best to you and your loved ones with these transits.
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