This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the Third Quarter Moon in Libra on Friday Jan. 17 and the period from Thursday, Jan. 16 to Wednesday, Jan. 22.
On my podcast I’ve got a look at Indigenous North American astrology, and the week of Jan. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 26, 2020. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Jan. 16: Today is the last full day of the Moon in Libra for this lunar month. The third quarter Moon is tomorrow morning. Today quick Mercury moves from serious Capricorn into forward-thinking Aquarius, giving us almost exactly one month where forward-looking ideas are in the air, and where long-term plans are also in play. On this day in 1960, Detroit Red Wing Gordie Howe scores a goal and assist in his 888th career game, a 3-1 win at home over Chicago and becomes NHL’s all-time leading scorer, with 947 points, passing Montreal’s Maurice Richard.
Friday, Jan. 17: The third quarter Moon in Libra occurs at 7:58 a.m., just as the Sun rises in a string of planets including Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. It’s a powerful Moon where the desire to keep the peace is thwarted at every turn. And while there are challenges to be sure, Mercury in Aquarius and the Moon in Scorpio later in the day provide generous opportunities to do the right thing. The Greatest, ‘he who would float like a butterfly but also stung like a bee,’ Muhammad Ali was born Jan. 17 in 1942. And 20 years later, comedian Jim Carrey arrived in Newmarket, Ontario on his way to worldwide fame.
Saturday, Jan. 18: An idea early this morning may struggle to get our attention, but attention it will get. It likely involves a showdown over security. Hopefully we get it right because this evening promises some dreamy down time. On this day in 1967, the 20th NHL All Star Game was held in Montreal with the Canadiens against the NHL All Stars. The Habs won 3-0, with Henri Richard named MVP, and it was the first, so far, only shutout in an all-star game. And it was Jan. 18, 1980 that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ reached number one on the U.S. music charts.
Sunday, Jan. 19: Zoom, zoom, zoom because this is one busy Sunday as the Moon moves from sexy Scorpio into all-knowing Sagittarius at 5:40 p.m., and makes a total of seven connections during the day. Not to be outdone, Venus in imaginative Pisces hooks up with the north node of the Moon in emotional Cancer, bringing good karmic energy to relationships. It’s also the last day of the Sun in Capricorn. Today would be birthday number 77 for Janis Joplin. Dolly Parton turns 74 today.
Monday, Jan. 20: So yesterday was busy, but today there is even more activity in the sky as the Moon makes eight connections, while Venus makes two and Mercury makes one. Oh, and the Sun moves from in-charge Capricorn to futuristic Aquarius at 9:54 a.m. Just keeping up will be a job well done. Being generous will be easy. Try not to give away things when they will not help both the giver or the receiver. On Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th U.S. President. On this day in 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the U.S., and the country’s first Afro-American president.
Tuesday, Jan. 21: After two of the astrologically busiest days, here comes one of, if not the, least active. This can be dangerous in that anything started today may be jinxed because there’s almost nothing going on to support it. Beware of false promises today. On Jan. 21 in 1969, the 22nd NHL All Star Game was played at The Forum in Montreal. Maple Leaf Frank Mahovlich was the game’s MVP but the score ended in a tie of Eastern Conference 3; Western Conference 3. Remember when hockey games ended in ties?
Wednesday, Jan. 22: A disturbed night’s sleep comes courtesy of the Sun connecting with imaginative Neptune just before 4 a.m. The Moon is in Capricorn all day, and with so many other heavenly objects also in that constellation. This is another busy day. But the best of it comes just before 10 p.m. when a conjunction with Jupiter brings feelings of happiness, and events that provoke those feelings as well. It was Jan. 22, 2006, that Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors at LA. This is second to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points scored 44 years earlier.
Next week is the New Moon in Aquarius on Friday, Jan. 24.
Again a reminder – please check out my podcast on my website at https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html
As Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden.” So shine on!