It’s Freezing Outside, but the Cosmic Forecast This Week Is Positively Steamy
Last weekend's full moon-eclipse combo may have rocked your world—but this week, it's all about getting your (romantic, sexy) groove on, thanks to the cosmic pairing of the planet of love (Venus) and the planet of luck (Jupiter), says astrologer Jennifer Racioppi.
The week kicks off with last night’s total lunar blood moon eclipse in Leo. Meaning, chances are you might feel a wee bit tired, depending on how well you sleep when the moon is both close and bright. To make matters even more interesting, Mars (the planet of action) makes a tough angle to Saturn, which represent discipline, early today, too. While you might feel tempted to rush out the door this morning, don’t. Take it slow and be careful. These transits command respect, not force.
Take it slow and be careful. These transits command respect, not force.
This morning, stay mindful and minimize the risk of accidents. Eclipses work in 19-year cycles, and this particular eclipse correlated with the north node, asking you to release old stories that hold you back from owning your purpose. Like a cosmic force of feng shui, your life might feel rearranged. Give yourself the time and space you need to adjust. Don’t forget the power of magnesium to calm your nervous system effectively. New to magnesium supplements? Experiment with including magnesium glycinate this week and see how you feel. Taking it at night is said to support restful sleep.
One of the absolute best transits of the month occurs today: Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, conjoins Venus, the planet of love. Yes. This combination of two beneficial planets supports your growth, immensely. So, stay focused on your desires, not your fears. Since the start of the year, the cosmos dropped us in the astrological deep end of the pool. After all, kicking the year off with two eclipses, the sun conjoining Saturn and then Pluto, and Uranus (the planet of change) squaring the nodes of fate and the sun was no small task.
One of the absolute best transits of the month occurs today: Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, conjoins Venus, the planet of love. Yes.
Yet, amidst the accelerated path of transformation cosmically bestowed, the Universe weaved beautiful jewels too. Today one of them perfects (though you might’ve felt it before now). Even amidst struggle, there are moments of ease. Stay focused on the positive. January’s cosmic weather brought what was beneath the surface to a head, clearing the path for the new year ahead.
Mercury, the planet of communication, comes into a perfect square (sharp angle) with Uranus while sextiling (soft angle) Chiron. If you don’t get the news you want, trust something better is just around the corner. Remember, Uranus, in his final weeks in Aries, wants to make sure you are integrating your lessons of personal transformation. His abrupt communication with Mercury today might be leaving you feeling a bit disappointed. However, take a step back look at the big picture. What potentials are opening up before you? Is it time to consider an alternative path? Don’t worry if it doesn’t come in the package you initially wanted.
Mercury, the planet of communication, wraps up its stay in Capricorn today, heading into Aquarius, where it’ll meet the sun. Aquarius, a sign that represents the need for evolution and change, feels very different than the steadfast goal-oriented focus of Capricorn, which means the pendulum swings from the disciplined focus towards the desire for freedom. As this shift happens, think back to the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the new year. Remember your tenacity, drive, and determination.
Think back to the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the new year. Remember your tenacity, drive, and determination.
True freedom stems from confidence. A prerequisite for confidence? Staying in integrity with your truth. More than your weight, appearance, bank account, or relationship status, integrity matters. As the majority of people abandon their once stalwart focus on their 2019 goals right around now, choose to remain congruent with your truth!
With the end of the week here, the cosmos support Fri-Yay, for sure. Take a moment and look back on the week and recap all that you did. I mean?! Honor yourself—you are resilient, full of grit and grace. Despite the challenges, you showed up and slayed. Then get ready for some support. Mars, the planet of action, which currently travels through its home domain of Aries makes a perfect trine to good luck Jupiter, which travels in its own domain of Sagittarius. This fire trine refuels the tank of optimism. Tune into what you are grateful for. Keep a growth mindset. Allow yourself to dream. When it comes to fitness, be certain to squeeze in a sweaty class with a positive, upbeat teacher. Not only will your body thank you, but so will your spirit.
With the last weekend of January in full roar, and the moon waning, take time to process the month that just came and went so fast. Remember, there aren’t any retrograde planets and Mars, the planet of action, travels in its own sign, Aries—meaning things are going quick. With critical decisions being made fast, give yourself time to check in today.
Invite in your wisdom and guidance, maybe even pull a tarot card or two, and listen to what she has to say.
Perhaps through writing (Mercury is in the intellectual sign of Aquarius, a sign it loves), or via meditation and mindful movement, take an hour or two today to see how you are, really. (Do a thorough check in with your heart.) Invite in your wisdom and guidance, (maybe even pull a tarot card or two), and listen to what it has to say.
The moon in Scorpio squares the sun in Aquarius today, marking the halfway point between the recent full moon lunar eclipse and the upcoming lunar new year new moon in Aquarius. Now’s the time to release the clutter in your life, and get organized. Waning quarter moons ask you to clear out that which you no longer need and make room for what’s to come. So, spending time today organizing proves incredibly fruitful.
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
Want to catch up on Racioppi's advice? Here are her insights from last week.
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