JANUARY 24 The Moon moves into the sign of Taurus at 8:41 AM EST. While there is an easygoing and laid back quality to a Taurus Moon, Mercury
The Moon moves into the sign of Taurus at 8:41 AM EST. While there is an easygoing and laid back quality to a Taurus Moon, Mercury aligns with Pluto today, stimulating intense mental activity. We might uncover valuable information or gain insight into a matter now. This is a time for finding hidden meanings, although if this goes too far, we may be obsessed, manipulative, or paranoid. Increased tension or worry may motivate us to make useful changes, however. We are inclined to “cut to the chase” in our communications. Efficiency and relevancy become especially important to us. Our persuasive powers, strategic thinking, and observational skills increase, but we might also become involved in frustrating mental battles if we mishandle this transit. Mercury is also moving into a sextile with Jupiter, however, and this can help us keep things forward-looking.
A First Quarter Moon occurs this afternoon when the Sun in Aquarius forms a square with the Moon in Taurus. There is a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began around the New Moon is now off the ground, and it may face its first obstacles.
A Venus-Mars parallel boosts our desire to merge and create. Relationships or connections are tremendous motivators now.
The Moon ends its void period when it enters Taurus at 8:41 AM EST.
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