This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the first Quarter Moon in Aquarius on Jan 2.
On my podcast I’ve got a brief history of astrology and the week of Jan. 5 through Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead.
Thursday, Jan 2: This is the day of the first Quarter Moon in Aries, which happens at 11:45 p.m. It’s a day of building tensions between a fiery emotional energy (the Moon) and a serious get’er done Sun in Capricorn. And as with the eclipse of Dec. 26, we are again given a break, courtesy of Libra on the eastern horizon as this Quarter Moon reaches its maximum. Still, it is wise to take a breath or two and count to 10, and then speak or act. On Jan. 2 in 1929, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement to preserve Niagara Falls.
Friday, Jan. 3: This is the day that Mars moves from sexy Scorpio into all-knowing Sagittarius, setting in motion about six weeks when energy is confident, and when taking risks becomes easier to do. But today is another day to count to 10 before making any hasty moves. The brilliant producer of the Beatles, George Martin, was born this day in 1926. And it was Jan. 3, 1977, that Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporated Apple Computer Inc.
Saturday, Jan. 4: The Moon moves from self-assured Aries into value-conscious Taurus late this morning, and then makes a powerful conjunction with Uranus. An emotional surprise may come with financial overtones, but likely with quality and motherly aspects as well. The great Sir Isaac Newton was born Jan. 4, 1643. After inventing the Laws of Physics, it is rumoured no one ever saw him smile. And on this day in 2007, Nancy Pelosi was confirmed as the first ever female U.S. Speaker of the House.
Sunday, Jan. 5: With the Moon still in tranquil Taurus, Mars in Sagittarius connects with Chiron in Aries to provide an opportunity for healing of old wounds. Literally. And it was Jan. 5, 1920, when the New York Yankees announced Babe Ruth had been sold to the Yankees by the Boston Red Sox for $125,000, in what became known as The Curse of the Bambino, a superstition evolving from the failure of the Red Sox to win the World Series from 1918 to 2004. Before that point, the Red Sox had been one of the most successful professional baseball franchises, winning the first World Series and earning five World Series titles. After the sale, they went without a series win for 86 years, and the Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in baseball.
Monday, Jan. 6: It’s a karmic start to the week, thanks to Jupiter and the north node of the Moon opposite each other in the sky. The Moon moves from Taurus into quickly changing Gemini at 9:10 p.m. While the past may feature in the day’s events, a lively response comes before bedtime. Wheel of Fortune first aired on NBC on Jan. 6, 1975. The host was Chuck Woolery and the board was run by Susan Stafford. And the girl who won the war, Joan of Arc, who became a saint and hero for her part in the French victory of the Hundred Years War, was born this day in 1412.
Tuesday, Jan. 7: The Moon continues through energetic Gemini all day, as the Sun in Capricorn gets a friendly nudge from imaginative Neptune in Pisces, bringing a warm, creative edge to practical concerns. And that’s good because later on, Mars in Sagittarius has a stressful connection from surprising Uranus. This stress may result in valuable growth, if handled correctly. Having been impeached by Congress, it was Jan. 7, 1999 that Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial began in the Senate. He was acquitted. And on this day in 1972 in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 134-90, for their 33rd straight win, the longest winning streak in major professional sports.
Wednesday, Jan. 8: Venus and Jupiter connect while we sleep. Sweet dreams? Maybe! And Mercury gets a helping hand from Neptune later on. Ideas are big and loaded with imagination, with a shot of good fortune to boost their chance for success. Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. David Bowie arrived 12 years later in 1947.
Next week is the Full Moon in Cancer. There is also a lunar eclipse.
Again a reminder – please check out my podcast on my website at https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html. It has a brief history of astrology and presents from me. As Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden.” So shine on!