Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Jan. 21 through Jan. 27, including Mars conjunct Uranus and The Sun conjunct Saturn.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Jan. 21: Today, Mars is conjunct Uranus at 6 degrees Taurus. Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus is a very important transit because it is the first Mars-Uranus conjunction in Taurus since 1942, so this is a completely new Martian energy very few of us have ever witnessed or can recall. With Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus, you’ll probably get to see the angry and explosive side of Taurus. Think of a bull fighting a matador, the muleta with the red cloth hanging is Mars. Mars and Uranus are further triggered by a square to Jupiter and a conjunction with the Moon. This is not an energy to be messed with. Mars’ anger can turn into rage and Uranus can easily blow things out of proportion. The desire to act from your deepest values is so powerful that you will go beyond common sense or what’s socially acceptable. Mars will give you the drive, and Uranus will inspire you, and as a result you can achieve things that you otherwise never thought were possible. It was Jan. 21, 1978 that the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever album reached number one. It would stay there for 24 weeks.
Friday, Jan. 22: The Moon in Taurus trines both Venus and Pluto (both in Capricorn), making for a charming and practical end to the week. Willpower and charm are arm in arm. It was one year ago today that China locked down the entire City of Wuhan in an attempt to corral the coronavirus, which had already taken the lives of 17, with more than 500 people infectioned.
Saturday, Jan. 23: Today, the Sun is conjunct Saturn at 4 degrees Aquarius. We have one Sun-Saturn conjunction each year, and that’s our yearly opportunity to birth a new Saturn project. Saturn is the planet of hard work, determination, commitment, and mastery. What type of project would you like to attract this type of energy? No great thing has ever been built without Saturn. So if you want to build something great, you want to tap into Saturn’s energy today. Today is the 70th birthday of Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger. After landing a plane full of passengers on the Hudson River in Manhattan, due to birds clogging the engines, he was fired for not following protocol. He later won a court case, and Clint Eastwood made a film about it with Tom Hanks in the starring role.
Sunday, Jan. 24: It’s alight and bubbly kind of Sunday, thanks to the Moon in Gemini. Still, minor stresses and challenges keep us on our toes. Beer in a can appeared for the first time on Jan. 24, 1935. Made by the Kreuger Brewing Company, you could choose lager or cream ale.
Monday, Jan. 25: Clever and lively dreams may set up a similar kind of a day. But by dinner time there’s not a lot left in the tank, and as the Moon moves into Cancer, home is where our hearts are. It’s Robbie Burns’ birthday. Born in Scotland in 1759, he is regarded as the country’s greatest poet, mostly for writing down all the songs heard and remembered for hundreds of years before he was born, including his version on Aulde Lang Syne.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: All the astronomical activity takes place before noon today. Chief among the connections are the Sun in Aquarius, square to Uranus in Taurus. Surprise! A homey, motherly, family-inspired surprise, but a surprise, none the less. Enjoy. And The Great One turns 60 today. Wayne Gretzky is the only NHL player to have totalled more than 200 points in a single season, a feat he accomplished four times.
Wednesday, Jan. 27: With the Moon in her home sign of Cancer, she is strong and sensitive. Today she opposes Pluto in Capricorn. Tears may result from ambition that cannot get to where it needs and wants to be. It was Jan. 27, 1961 that a fire aboard the space capsule Apollo 1 took the lives of three astronauts on a rehearsal of a trip to the Moon. A new review procedure was developed and the NASA space program was put on hold. But two and a half years later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the Moon.