Sunday, January 28, 2024

Astrology for the Week of January 29 - Feb 5



January 29, 2024

12:43pm PST       



Focus on:   How are you sharing your good health practices?  How is your calendar reflecting your goals?  How do your daily actions reflect the things you want to accomplish?  



Special focus:

1/29: Mars trine Uranus.  Dynamic actions that are novel, ingenius can be very practical and have success baked in.   

2/2: Mercury sextile Neptune.  Thinking that is inspired and humanitarian, helpful connections. 



Last Quarter Moon Phase

February 2, 2024 

3:17am PST    



Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.


Focus on:

What final actions can you take that support your goals that need a cut and dried perspective?  What needs to die in order for something that is supportive of your goals be reborn?  

Special focus 

2/4:  Mercury enters Aquarius.  Thinking and communicating that involves groups and like minded people is supported for the next month.   

2/5: Mercury conjunct Pluto.   The first aspect of the year connected to Pluto in Aquarius.  What are you learning or hearing about that seems unusual and new?  How does it reflect your thinking of you in society? 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Leo Full Moon: January 25, 2024 9:53am PST


Leo Full Moon 

January 25, 2024

9:53 am PST 

5 Leo 14 


At this time of the year, we always have a full moon in the sign of Leo.   Like all full moons, the sun is in the opposite sign at the same degree.   With the Leo full moon, the sun is in Aquarius.   Great.  One plus one equals two. 


However, this Leo full moon arrives shortly after Pluto began its trek in Aquarius on January 20.   Then about ten hours before the full moon, the Moon opposes Pluto.  The fact is that for the next twenty years all the new moons in Aquarius and the full moons in Leo may be potentially impacted by Pluto.   By the time we get to 2043 we will be so OVER Pluto in Aquarius influencing these lunations.   But we’re not there yet.  This is the first lunation of the journey and at 5 degrees, the full moon will have some Pluto in the mix.    What will Pluto tell Leo?   


Leo is bold, bright, full of confidence, daring, strong and understand its self-worth.   Great.  Aquarius is about friends, groups, people whom we do our ‘together’ work.  Great.    


In the full moon, Pluto will focus on the weaker side of Leo. It will ask:  Is ego too big?  Are actions legitimate desires or are they based on pretense?  Are we doing stuff based on pride and not the heart?   Pluto is a drill bit and if something is off in our truth solar plexus Pluto will find it.  Bragging and being fake will come at a cost.   We may hear our own inauthentic self and it could bothers us.   


On this chart, Jupiter in Taurus forms a T square with the sun and the moon.  Be careful and don’t fall for the trappings of “Go big or go home” That may not be the right answer.   Remember, the sun in Aquarius knows that we must be connected to our self-worth to bring our dynamic energy to the group.  This is the work between Leo and Aquarius.   Taurus likes to hang on to stuff even if those things are obsolete.   The challenge is getting Taurus to really understand what it does or does not value.  Hanging on “just because” may not be good enough.   


The open end of the T-square is Scorpio which understands the power of discretion and the power of letting something die so something new can be formed.    Maybe think a bit before big purchases.    They may or may not be based on real desire.  Also, for the three-day full moon lean into the old phase, “Leave your ego at the door” and instead get lost and drill down on your creativity.   Hiding in art is good fun.   Additionally, Saturn in Pisces is in quincunx with the moon which amplifies the power of responsibility and the deep understanding that our best actions are based on correct timing and a strong gut.  What is our intuition telling us about our timing? 


Watch what comes up on this three-day phase, it may provide some insights on the Pluto Aquarius journey that is now upon us.  

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Astrology for Week of January 21 - 28

Gibbous Moon

January 21, 2024  

12:01 pm PST  


Focus on:  How are you refining your communication that better support your goals?  How are you getting information that is ‘from the ground’?  What intel are you using that speaks to your goals?  How are you refining it?  


Special focus

1/23: Venus enters Capricorn:  Love and Values are very pragmatic for the next month.   

1/25: Mars square Chiron:  Practical actions that support independence are highlighted even if they are hard.  



January 25, 2024

Full Moon

9:53 am PST 

5 Leo 15  


Will be posted soon.  


Special focus 

1/26: Sun square Jupiter:  Unexpected and groups conflict with stubborn resistance to change.  

1/26: Uranus stations direct 19 Taurus 05 (see separate post) 

1/27: Mercury conjunction Mars.  Sharp conversation.  Perhaps prickly.  Actions that are in sync with thinking and communication.  

1/27: Mercury square Nodes.  Independence and relationships rub against pragmatic thinking and communication.  

1/27: Venus sextile Saturn.  Joy and love and money and creative get an added boost of faith and support.  

1/28: Mars square nodes.  Actions that are based on practicality rub against a need for independence.  

1/28: Mercury trines Uranus.  Thinking that is dynamic and revolutionary is amplifed.   

1/28: Venus trine Jupiter.  Joy, love, creativity, money, values are expanded.   

Uranus Station Direct: January 26, 2024 (19 Taurus 05)


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Uranus station direct 

January 26, 2024

11:35pm PST 

19 Taurus 05 


Uranus spends half of every year in retrograde motion.  When it stations in the sky it looks like it is just hanging there going nowhere.  Looks can be deceiving, because when a planet is stationing that is when it is quite potent.  


Once Uranus turns direct, all planets will be in direct motion until April 1 (when Mercury stations retrograde).  We will feel engines revving up for these next three new moons and all the planets in direct motion.   


On this direct motion of Uranus, it is good to remember that Uranus moves through the solar system at a 98 degree angle.  Basically it looks like it is traveling on its side.  Imagine Earth's equater if it went from north pole to south pole, that's Uranus.   Uranus is also the only planet named for a Greek god, all the others are Roman.   It should be obvious that Uranus does things different.   In personal charts, when Uranus touches (by aspect) inner planets, that's where we get our weird on.   No matter how much we might want to conform, our planets who have some Uranus juju, just can't control their inner rebel.  Their drive to be different is strong.   


Back in 2023, Uranus stationed retrograde on August 28.   Since then, Uranus may have messed with technology or slowed down innovation.  But now turning direct we can anticipate some movement.  


Both technological disruption and novelty may offer up something that is frustrating or inspiring.  Or there may be a breakthrough that is perhaps hopeful.  Aviation, Internet, Television, Radio and technology could get our attention.  For what it’s worth, Uranus and Pluto in Aquarius also speak to UFOs.      


Uranus will station direct at 19 degrees of Taurus.  Jupiter who moves fast is heading for a rendevous with Uranus.  The two of them will be joining up on April 20, 2024.  Every 14 years these two planets form a conjunction however it is a very rare event for the two of them to conjunct in Taurus.   


The last time they hooked up in Taurus was May of 1941.  Many  astrologers have pointed out the quintessential earmark for that aspect was the UK navy captured a German Uboat (submarine) which had the Engima.   The Enigma was the decoding machine used by the Germans to send each other messages during WW2   This captured device then set off the UK scientists to break the code.  Classic technological Uranus.   Also noteworthy at that time was the release of the Orson Wells film "Citizen Kane".   The ingenuity of the film is legendary, go to any film school across the world and there will be a lesson on Citizen Kane.  Again, perfect Jupiter Uranus.  


However, to hammer home the point that the Jupiter Uranus conjunctions in the sign Taurus do not happen often, astrologer Adam Elenbass points out that the next  conjunction before 1941 was almost a hundred years  earlier in1858.  At that time, Adam cites that Abraham Lincoln who was not yet a presidential candidate gave his "House Divided" speech which warned that a nation that is divided (half slave and half free) can not survive.  Of course, this speech telegraphed the US Civil War that would arrive two years later.   Adam then points out that the time before 1858 was the year 1181.  That conjunction went on for nearly six months and in that time there was the birth and baptismal of Francis of Assisi and there was a major Supernova which was one of only five to happen in the last thousand years.   Great research by Adam.  


If you are getting the feeling that our Jupiter Uranus conjunction will probably have something big and noteworthy around it, well so am I.    In 2024, this is the final year where Uranus is ONLY in Taurus.   Next year it will ping pong in Taurus and Gemini.   


Now that Uranus is heading direct we may start to see some stuff come up.   


In the meantime, for those people with planets around 20 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius you know you have had to lighten up and get out of your own way.  Stubbornness for no other reason than ‘resistant to change’ will get called out.   Look to your chart to see where you may be stuck. 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Astrology Week of January 14 - January 20th.


Crescent Moon Phase

January 14, 2024

10:13am PST  



Focus on: What are you learning about your faith?  What are you learning about the importance of spirituality?   How does intuition support your goals?   


Special Focus

1/14: Venus trine North Node.  Creativity and values are tied to independence and leadership.   

1/15: Sun sextile Neptune.  Spirit and faith are in synch with hard work and ambition. 



First Quarter Moon 

January 17, 2023

7:52pm PST 


Focus on:  How are you taking actions that support your independence?   What actions are you taking by your OWN efforts that speak to the power of self-agency? How do your goals benefit by personal initiation?  



Special Note


1/18: Mercury sextile Saturn.  Solid communication and thinking connected to faith.   

1/19: Mercury trine Jupiter.  Broad thinking that expands world with practical application.  

1/19 Venus square Neptune.  Fuzzy facts that impact resources and values.  Tread carefully.  

1/20: Sun conjunction Pluto 29 Capricorn 59  (see separate post) 

1/20: Pluto enters Aquarius 4:50pm PST (see separate post) 

1/20: Sun enters Aquarius.   Happy Birthday Aquarians, you early ones are in the middle of big changes. 


January 20th.


January 20th – A very big date  

Sun conjunct Pluto 29 Capricorn 59 @5:46am PST

Sun enters Aquarius  6:07am PST

Pluto enters Aquarius 4:50pm PST 





Once a year the Sun gets on top of Pluto, but this date in 2024 is potent because this is the last time Sun and Pluto conjoin in Capricorn in our lifetime.   Between January 11th and January 20 many people may feel a drive to get some action going with their career.   It could surprise them but like salmon going up stream they are on it.  Or they will be driven to make sure that their pragmatic practices support their own personal systems and structures.  There may be a sense of ‘this could help me later.’  


Watch what comes up for you between the 11th and the 20th.   How are you feeling impelled to get ‘out there’ in the world?   There is one more piece of evolution we are bearing witness and when Pluto returns to Capricorn in the fall, we may see something from right now in January become important in the fall.   This can be significant both personally and globally.    


Pluto re-enters Aquarius 

January 20, 4:50pm PST 


Pluto dates: 

October 10, 2023, Pluto stations direct (27 Capricorn 53)

January 9, 2024, Pluto enters new shadow (29 Cap 38) 

January 20, 2024, Pluto returns to Aquarius 

Feb 1 Pluto exits old 2023 shadow (0 Aquarius 22) 

May 2, 2024, Pluto stations retrograde (2 Aquarius 06) 

Sept 3, 2024, Pluto re-enters Capricorn 

Oct 11, 2024, Pluto stations direct (29 Cap 38) 

Nov. 19, 2024 Pluto re-enters Aquarius 

Feb 2, 2025, Pluto exits shadow (2 Aquarius 06) 

2043 – Pluto exit Aquarius 


The dance with Pluto continues as it ping-pongs between Aquarius and Capricorn.   Last year Pluto was in Aquarius between March 23 and June 11th, and it spent the rest of 2023 in Capricorn.   Look back to spring of 2023 to see if you had inklings as to how Pluto in Aquarius may start to shape your life.  


For a bigger and global assessment, we need to take a moment and look at when Pluto began its journey in Capricorn.  I was watching it in real time and was astounded by the on-Brand Capricorn back then. Pluto entered Capricorn in January 2008, it then retrograded back into Sagittarius where it had been for about a dozen years and then on September 8th Pluto turned direct heading for Capricorn where it would be until now.  What is most important to note is that four days after Pluto stationed direct, Lehman Brothers collapsed beginning The Great Recession.  Then when Pluto re-entered Capricorn the notion of too big to fail continued with mass public dollars rescuing Wall Street along with the arrest of Bernie Madoff for embezzlement of investors’ money.   All of this speaks to Capricorn.  I point this out to illustrate that when Pluto goes back and forth between signs it usually has loud events.  Pluto sends bold calling cards indicating what it is about in the new sign.   In the case of Pluto stationing direct in October 2023 it happened five days after the Hamas terrorists’ attacks.   Will there be a call back to October around January 20th ?   Aquarius speaks to technology.  Aquarius speaks to ‘of the people’.    Those in leadership who are not doing the people’s work will be challenged.  And it will not be insignificant challenges.   Look for activity and calling cards around; Pluto’s return to Aquarius, Pluto retrograde in May, Pluto return to Capricorn in September and Pluto’s final direct motion in October.   Then once Pluto returns to Aquarius in November it will be there until 2043.    By any measure, 2024 is Pluto potent.   


On a personal level anyone with planets between 29 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn and people with planets at 0-2 degrees Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio are no doubt aware of change and transformation being prodded in their lives.   Pluto is evolution.  What changes are emerging?  What are your instincts telling you?   


Aquarius of course speaks to finding friends and like-minded groups where we appreciate others and where we are appreciated.  Aquarius allows us to be different and out of the ordinary and through that out-of-step-ness we find others who also are out-of- step and together we do something.   Maybe we join up for a coffee and realize how much we have in common.  Or maybe we gather to do something for the community.    If you have ever been to Comicon or a Star Wars Convention or dressed up for Renaissance faire or presented public comment at a city council meeting, take all that and add steroids and you have got Pluto in Aquarius.    


Also welcome to technological booms.  And sure, we are all scared of AI.  Got it.  But there may be some breakthroughs through AI.  Remember we are at the beginning of this journey.  It is impossible to know how it is all going to unfold.  The last time Pluto was in Aquarius was 1777 – 1798.  I have mentioned in previous reports that the USA constitution was formed during the 18th century Pluto in Aquarius. Along with the French Revolution cut off the heads of royalty.  Again how Aquarius.   Remember, Aquarius is the opposite of the sign of royalty, Leo.   Pedestalizing of any individual and certainly kings and titans in any community or industry will be problematic for that person.   


Speaking of the USA, America is wrapping up its Pluto return this year.  Our election in November will be the final election during the time of Pluto in Capricorn.    For a nice reminder of what is going on for the American chart  Michael Lutin wrote about Pluto in Capricorn in 1776 and the birth of the USA.   The article is from 2006 but it is still fresh as the ink in John Hancock’s big signature.  


Also, we will be on alert especially this year for all the inner planets aspects to Pluto now situated in Aquarius.   The first one out of the gate is Mercury conjunction Pluto on Feb 5.  See if there is anything to glean in the news and or in our personal lives around that date that speak to Pluto in its new home.  In the next lunar month of Aquarius, I have my eyes on Feb 13th when Mars forms a conjunction with Pluto.  It is explosive in nature.   

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

2024: Capricorn New Moon. It is time to get your Cap on!


Capricorn New Moon 

January 11, 2024

3:57am PST   

We are entering the half way point of an extraordinary decade.   By 2026 all the outer planets will have moved into new signs from where they were in 2020 at the beginning of this decade.   In case you didn't notice 2020 was a big year and we have been dealing with a lot since it launched.    These transitions into new signs bring ups and downs.  There will be  a lot to these transitions and themes of change will begin to emerge in 2024.    While we are living our lives during this extraordinary astrological period, we benefit when we use all the gifts and opportunities that come with each new moon.  

In Capricorn we find our ambition.  We consider how the systems in our life are working.   Or if they are not working?   This is the 29 day cycle to work out our goals and consider if we are where we really need to be or are we waiting for it to magically appear?    Capricorn speaks to pragmatic efforts to bring concrete results.   Got it? 

Here is my full report on Margaret Wendt website.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Jan 3 - Jan 11 Astrology Report


Last Quarter Moon Phase

January 3, 2024 

7:30 pm PST    



Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

What final actions can you take that support your partnerships?  How can you act that supports relationships but also supports your growth?  



Special focus 

1/4:  Mars enters Capricorn.   A warrior for practicality and pragmatism for two months.   



Balsamic Moon Phase


January 7, 2024  

5:09 pm PST 


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on:  How are you releasing your big opinions?  How are you releasing broad philosophies that do not really apply to your life?  How are you releasing righteousness?  How are you releasing too much gusto?   



Special focus:


1/8 : Mercury square Neptune.  Fuzzy thinking, thoughts and communications that lack transparency.   What does your gut tell your brain?  

1/9: Sun trine Uranus.  Creativity and novelty come from out of the blue and bring change that is well received. 

1/10: Sun square North Node.   Tension between holding on to the status quo and going new with more independence.   Where’s the balance? 




Cap New Moon January 11, 3:57am PST  (20 Capricorn 41)