This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the full Moon, eclipsed in Cancer on Friday, Jan. 10.
On my podcast I’ve got a brief history of astrology and the week of Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 18. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead.
Thursday, Jan. 9: The Moon moves from talkative Gemini into sensitive Cancer early in the morning, and a connection to surprising Uranus in Taurus can make for warm feelings that involve a change in a family relationship or dynamic. Another nice boost comes later in the evening, as powerful Jupiter in Capricorn connects with the Moon as well. Guitar great, Jimmy Page, turns 76 today. And it was Jan. 9, 1991 that Major League Baseball banned Pete Rose, who had been betting on baseball, from potentially being elected to the Hall of Fame.
Friday, Jan. 10: It’s the day of the eclipsed full Moon in Cancer at 2:21 p.m., so we will not see it here in eastern North America. But it will be tense, as a sensitive Moon opposes an in-charge Sun. The good news is that forward-looking Uranus turns from retrograde to direct motion this evening. This means that long-term plans begin to fall into place, particularly for Earth signs like Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. And later this summer, for Air Signs such as Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. It was Jan.10, 21 years ago that we first saw James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.
Saturday, Jan. 11: The Moon moves from sensitive Cancer into loving Leo in the morning, setting up a frisky Saturday where generosity is everywhere, and there is fun for everyone. Anyone born under this Moon and Mars connection will be generous and very successful. In Toronto, on this day in 1922, Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best gave the first dose of insulin to 14-year-old-Leonard Thompson. They patented their discovery and gave it to the world for free.
Sunday, Jan. 12: While the Moon continues through Leo, the big news today involves conjunctions between Mercury and Pluto, then Mercury and Saturn, and then Saturn and Pluto. It’s a day of serious ideas, and then maybe more serious actions. Keeping motives clear and avoiding fearful responses bring results that are strong and long-lasting. On this day in 2009, Christiano Renaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year for 2008. He has since won it four other times.
Monday, Jan. 13: While the Moon moves into discriminating Virgo in the morning, Venus moves from Aquarius into imaginative Pisces for a few weeks. And if that weren’t enough, the Sun conjoins Saturn and then Pluto, much as Mercury did yesterday. So Sunday’s ideas become an action list for Monday, with warmth added courtesy of Venus in Pisces. Today Elaine from Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, celebrates birthday number 59. She began on Saturday Night Live and most recently won a few Emmys for her role on Veep.
Tuesday, Jan. 14: Today it’s Mars connecting to Pluto and the Moon making for a day where stresses and challenges need to be dealt with, in order to be healthier and better at letting wounds from the past heal — and improving our motivations. On Jan. 14 in 1954, Marilyn Monroe married baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Ten months later they divorced. Not so great a marriage.
Wednesday, Jan. 15: This is one busy Wednesday, with the Moon moving into balancing Libra. So we should hope for emotional support. Also Venus in Pisces connects with Uranus in Taurus, and offers a helping hand for long-term projects. The Canadian educator who invented the game of basketball, James Naismith, first published the rules of the game on Jan. 15, 1892. A mere 128 years later, the Toronto Raptors would win the National Basketball Association title.
Next week, on Friday, Jan. 17, is the third quarter Moon in Libra.
Again a reminder – please check out my podcast on my website at https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html. It has a look at indigenous North American astrology and presents from me.
As Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden.” So shine on!