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Sun 04° Aquarius 28' 43"
Moon 05° Aquarius 49' 04"
Mercury 14° Aquarius 05' 12"
Venus 13° Pisces 34' 37"
Mars 14° Sagittarius 38' 12"
Ceres 27° Capricorn 29' 46"
Pallas 02° Capricorn 37' 08"
Juno 20° Libra 59' 26"
Vesta 14° Taurus 23' 13"
Jupiter 12° Capricorn 08' 03"
Saturn 24° Capricorn 13' 52"
Chiron 02° Aries 15' 02"
Uranus 02° Taurus 44' 04"
Neptune 16° Pisces 51' 42"
Pluto 23° Capricorn 11' 15"
TrueNode 08° Cancer 19' 25" 
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The Daily Astrological Currents by Week

A free daily horoscope from Pluto's Child

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This Daily Astrological Forecast is a bit different than most daily forecasts since it isn’t written for each individual Sun Sign. Rather, it is intended to be a bit like an Astrological Weather Report. To read more about this forecast, see this post

Weekly Summary: JANUARY 12 - JANUARY 18

"When your actions are motivated by love, you expend least effort and your energy multiplies, allowing you to create anything you want, with a spirit of play and joy. When you seek power and control over others, you waste energy chasing the illusion of happiness."

— Deepak Chopra

Corrupt, controlling, fear-based manipulation of fear and insecurity begins to face powerful, inescapable challenges initiated under this week's Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. The wisdom of Capricorn is hidden within the spiritual seed of Truth that endures through the limitations and harsh demands of the spiritual concept of Winter. Capricorn's concern with recognition, approval, power, and control are, in essence, expressions of a fear based concern over safety and security. But the spiritual lessons of Capricorn teach us to focus on personal integrity, honesty, pragmatism, and conservation of resources. When we operate through fear and insecurity (often associated with negative traits of Saturn, ruling Capricorn) we only seek recognition and approval for accomplishments as dictated by societal expectations. However, when we only seek recognition based on societal dictates, we may find ourselves abandoning our personal power and integrity, losing control of ourselves as we seek power and control over others. When we only seek external recognition and control over others, we may quickly fall prey to the dictates of Authoritarian Powers who establish the rules, demands, and limitations that we accept — often without question. We lose any ability to maintain sovereign control of ourselves and our connection to Universal Divine Power and Truth. The last time that Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in Capricorn, was all the way back in 1518. Perhaps most notable was that the conjunction occurred less than two months after Martin Luther posted his 'Ninety-five Theses', the beginning of the Reformation of Christianity. His purpose was to challenge the corrupt practice of selling indulgences by the Catholic Church, suggesting that "forgiveness was God's alone to grant". In our current era, we face a myriad of ways in which our personal fears and insecurities are manipulated and controlled by powerful governmental, societal, and corporate interests. This week's conjunction marks the end of the beginning of the process that will put extreme pressure on corrupt authoritarian structures in preparation for the illuminating, liberating transits of Jupiter (12/19/2020), Saturn (3/21/2020) and finally Pluto (3/23/2023) through Aquarius.

Sunday's Leo Moon quincunxes the Capricorn stellium, creating an extraordinary craving for recognition and approval. We may be vulnerable to flattery or misplaced sympathies. Venus arrives in Pisces on Monday, opening us up to deeper connections and increased compassion for ourselves and others. Idealism shifts the tone significantly on Tuesday. The struggle for power and control becomes more unpredictable. The principle of conservation is the focus on Wednesday. Diplomacy is used to increase security and offers some potential for reasoned cooperation. Mercury arrives in Aquarius on Thursday bringing forward exciting ideas which help to break through the overriding concerns around recognition, approval, and security. We are likely to pull back on Friday, looking for some way to regroup and restructure our base of power and control. Saturday offers important lessons in establishing a personal sense of integrity and self-control, rather than simply adhering to external authority.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Today's focus is on recognition, approval, and security. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn completes this morning with the added involvement of the Sun and Ceres. The spiritual gifts that Saturn and Capricorn may offer are not easy to see within this intensely powerful and demanding environment. The Leo Moon stirs up insecure ego demands, which leave many of us vulnerable to flattery and misplaced sympathies. On the other hand, the powerful instinct to conserve and protect is likely to encourage us to keep the doors locked, which may only serve to block any available help to find a safer and more secure situation. Capricorn's endurance and persistence is notable but in the Capricorn search for power and control we, as mere mortals, may be tempted to believe that we can forget or ignore Divine Universal Power.

Monday January 13, 2020

Venus moves into Pisces today, offering a glimmer of hope that some form of compassion can be found that will open the doors to a broader Universal perspective. The Moon's arrival in Virgo this morning trines Uranus, giving strength to independent individual voices. There are strong temptations to acquiesce to powerful, controlling forces in order to gain or establish security. Even though the Universe whispers to us to let go, security and safety are overwhelmingly strong imperatives that may keep us tethered and enslaved.

Tuesday January 14, 2020

The tone changes significantly today. The focus on security and the struggle for power and control shifts unpredictably, moving us precipitously towards unrealistic idealism. As a result, pragmatism, endurance and persistence — along with patience — are dissipated. Although idealistic intentions may offer some hope that we are searching for a way to escape the fear-based struggles for power and control, today's atmosphere is not clear enough to fully extricate ourselves from these struggles and begin to access the powerful wisdom within the spiritual seeds of Capricorn. Dogmatic beliefs are no substitute for a true Universal Connection which is dynamic and fluid. Unfortunately, all we may find today are vague, ungrounded concepts, which do not provide a tangible way to comfortably disentangle ourselves from this locked down, highly pressurized atmosphere.

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Diplomacy is imbued with a sense of conservative protection today. The term 'conservatism' may certainly have come to signify the negative overtones of 'Totalitarianism' — arbitrary power and control. Nonetheless, to conserve, we must establish priorities for the orderly and effective use of our resources in order to endure periods of contraction and shortage. It is only fear that turns this principle into something negative that is focused on power, control, and manipulation. The manipulation of fear is how totalitarianism is maintained, by taking advantage of insecurity. The importance of the Capricorn principle of conservation is how we find some sense of safety in an unpredictable world. Today offers some hope that we can unlock the principle of conservation from the demands of fear and control and begin to establish new lines of communication, broadening consensus, and reasoned cooperation — restoring some sense of order.

Thursday January 16, 2020

Mercury arrives in Aquarius today, squaring Uranus and sextiling Chiron. Important ideas begin to break through the overwhelming concerns around security. Today's atmosphere is extraordinarily active and likely quite productive as well. Communication and new ideas begin to open up our minds to a broader, universal perspective, allowing spiritual principles to invade the isolating sense of fear and concern for our security and safety. As wisdom begins to filter through the darkness, we gain more inclination to be altruistic, rather than self-serving and grasping. Although Power and Control may continue to be the 'coin of the realm', some of us begin to understand that is only self-control that offers us any lasting security.

Friday January 17, 2020

The Moon is VOC this morning until 10:20 AM PST. There is an inclination to pull back today in order to regroup and restructure our base of power and control. However, individual motivations vary considerably and there is little hope of finding any overarching sense of stability or security. Material resources are a prime motivator here, with widely diverging opinions regarding their proper appropriation. There does not seem to be any way to firm up consensus and no clear sense of direction to coalesce around.

Saturday January 18, 2020

We gain important glimpses of overarching spiritual connection today. Human desires for power and control are basically irrational attempts by frail mortals to displace Universal Law. Today's wisdom and insight gives us at least some insight into how proper self-control and personal discipline can help us to align with Universal Power, rather than vainly seeking to control forces that are, in fact, entirely outside of our control. This week's Saturn-Pluto conjunction has initiated a process that will unwind and eventually dispatch with many hopelessly corrupt and unworkable attempts to control elements which are entirely and exclusively under Divine Control. Attempts to control and manipulate through the use of fear and insecurity have begun to lose their effectiveness.

Today is Friday January 24, 2020

Weekly Summary: JANUARY 19 - JANUARY 25

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."

— Vincent Van Gogh

The Sun arrives in Aquarius this week, ahead of Friday's broadly inspiring, but skepticism inducing Aquarius New Moon (1:41 PM PST 4° Aquarius). The 'fever' of concern over approval, appearance, and recognition begins to 'break' and there are bright flashes of inspiration and creativity ahead of next week's Venus-Neptune conjunction, square Mars. However, we are also prone to developing significant skepticism and distrust as the Moon's light dims and we look for ways to regain our footing, following the New Dispensation delivered by the new (35 year) Saturn-Pluto cycle. Whether or not the skepticism is warranted or not, we may find trust somewhat difficult to maintain — especially when we can't see clearly how some things seem to fall into place spontaneously, while other elements are slipping away. We don't have a large enough basket to collect and carry the wealth of inspirational insights we try to gather and any loss can seem especially painful. We need to stay focused on broader, cooperative effort. Independence is not nearly as effective as considered diplomacy, compromise, and 'group efforts' — especially in this atmosphere. There is an extraordinary amount of restructuring underway, which generally keeps our attention away from fully recognizing how fast so much has changed. Rather than worrying about the unfamiliarity we seem to generally focus on what we need to do — what actions need to be taken. However, no matter how fast things are moving, it's unlikely that we fully trust that things are really moving fast enough. For most of the week, we're better off to just let the Universe do the 'heavy lifting, while we work on clearing away our doubts and suspicions, and look for opportunities to rebuild our trust and stay grounded without losing our creativity and inspiration.

There are important negotiation breakthroughs on Sunday. Once the Moon arrives in Sagittarius in the afternoon, we can expand the progress further. The Sun arrives in Aquarius on Monday, setting the stage for the activating New Moon on Friday. We shouldn't be pressured into making quick decisions. The Moon is VOC for most of the day on Tuesday. The stirred-up, chaotic atmosphere may be unnerving or have us behaving foolishly giddy. Inspiration is widespread on Wednesday, providing some clues for charting a path forward. We may try a little too hard to hold onto our inspiration on Thursday and wind up frustrated that we can't 'do everything all at once'. Appearances may be deceiving and motivations are suspect under Friday's New Moon. Things fall into place spontaneously. We are firmly entrenched in an entirely new direction by Saturday. However, we may be finding ourselves skeptical of the motivations of others, which could lead us to isolate. However, we will do much better to focus on 'group efforts' and looks for ways to develop cooperative partnerships. Independence is not well supported.

Sunday January 19, 2020

The Moon's midday sextile to the Sun opens up opportunities for important diplomatic breakthroughs. Following these breakthroughs, the Moon is briefly VOC — from 1:21 PM PST until 2:40 PM PST. Once in Sagittarius, the Moon's trine to Chiron broadens compassion and encourages expansion.of the midday breakthroughs. Today's advances rely on conscious effort and our capacity to understand the wide variety of options that have been presented. The inspiration and sense of possibility must be channeled effectively in order to sustain and expand today's breakthroughs.

Monday January 20, 2020

The Sun arrives in Aquarius early this morning, setting the stage for Friday's Aquarius New Moon (1:41 PM PST 4° Aquarius). The forming square to Uranus may have us feeling a bit overwhelmed by too many choices or the daunting challenges we seem to face no matter which direction we choose to go. We'll do better to 'hold our cards close to the vest' and ignore any pressure to make quick decisions. The Moon goes VOC this evening following a square to Neptune, which brings today's confusion to a moody crescendo. We don't really have our positions fully staked out yet and new ideas will come following Friday's New Moon.

Tuesday January 21, 2020

The Moon is VOC for most of the day today until arriving in Capricorn this evening at 8:59 PM PST. The atmosphere is free-wheeling and chaotic no matter what we do to try to get a grip. The stirred up energy is not easy to use constructively and just one quick walk around the block probably won't be enough to get us leveled out. We're better off not take today's stumbling blocks too seriously. Once the Moon arrives in Capricorn tonight, we're more capable of settling on a promising course of action to follow through on tomorrow.

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Inspiration is offered today which has the potential to propel us forward with astounding efficiency. Whether we find 'like-minded' support or choose to pursue our inspiration alone, we find a new 'plumb line' to Universal understanding today. We can begin to integrate our experiences in this new atmosphere that has been fostered in this New Year. In one sense, today represents a completion — a new lunar cycle will begin by Friday but we are still in the waning phase of the current cycle. However, we are also at the end of the beginning, in terms of the powerful new 35 year Saturn-Pluto cycle. Today offers glimpses of a new path forward under a new 'dispensation' of knowledge and wisdom.

Thursday January 23, 2020

There is significant pressure today to hold tight to the wealth of inspiration that was offered yesterday — but our 'basket' isn't big enough to hold all the goodies. Our limitations seem painfully apparent no matter how much we actually accomplish. We can begin to feel the creative pressure from the forming Mars-Neptune square today. Rather than push, demand, or 'knuckle down', we'll do better by employing a 'light touch'. Look for subtle ways to direct the energy without holding on too tightly to any particular 'treasured outcome'. Allow the Universe to do the heavy lifting.

Friday January 24, 2020

Appearances are deceiving and motivations may be suspect under today's Aquarius New Moon (1:41 PM PST 4° Aquarius). Changes and shifts happen suddenly in this highly activating atmosphere. It may not be terribly clear how or why things seem to fall into place spontaneously — producing some suspicion that there's something underhanded taking place. Isolation will only exacerbate our suspicion. This atmosphere is not likely to help us stand independent and apart, now matter how much freedom we think we need. Cooperation and compromise which furthers 'the greatest good for the greatest number' will produce a far more satisfactory outcome.

Saturday January 25, 2020

The intense 'feverish' concern over appearances, recognition, and approval has begun to subside but now we may find ourselves prone to suspicious skepticism around the sincerity and honesty of others. Balance and understanding are called for today and we need to consider the rights of others to be as important as our own. This includes the right of others to be uncertain and skeptical when they don't understand the new atmosphere and new demands of the 'New Age' that we have entered. Nonetheless, despite the skepticism, there is more sincerity and honesty found in this environment than we are used to and the more that we can clear away our doubts, the more that we can enjoy watching the New Order begin to emerge.

Weekly Summary: JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 1

"To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect."

— Jane Austen

There is a wealth of creativity and inspiration this week, fueled by the Venus-Neptune conjunction. However, the square from Mars may quickly inflate our expectations. We need some grounding if we are to have any hope of avoiding impatience and disappointment. Relationship difficulties may develop when we feel that we are being held back or don't feel the kind of support the we're hoping for. There is no lack of opinions but opinions aren't likely to hold or stand, due to the heightened placement of Neptune. The lack of clarity and certainty leads to suspicion. The strain on relationships draws much of our focus, especially early in the week. As we move through the week, the pressure seems to ease up significantly and we find some clear, tangible 'threads' of insight that fuels inspiration and encourages sharing. We find more enthusiasm for learning and sharing our insights with others. Our optimism is grounded through foundation building activities. Independence gains more support and we begin to feel the 'spirit of adventure', fostering increased determination and persistence. As Venus moves into sextiles to both Pluto and Saturn, we recognize how important it is to find 'like-minded' allies. With enough awareness, we will recognize that we are most vulnerable when we are isolated. We are in a time when new rules are being developed and new foundations are being laid. The confusion or suspicions that must deal with this week may push us further toward that feeling of isolation if we don't recognize that we can only maintain our integrity by building collaborative alliances.

Sunday's Mars-Venus square leads to unsteady and unpredictable relationship dynamics. By Monday, inflated expectations bring impatience. Complications may blind us to simple but effective solutions. There may be some 'clean up' to do on Tuesday if our impatience has created any relationship 'wreckage'. If we take some time to listen we will find that the 'clean up process' is especially informative, restoring our inspiration and creativity. There are important new 'threads' to follow on Wednesday. Communication is particularly productive. Optimism is more realistic, open and natural. Creativity and insight brings a spirit of adventure on Thursday, which encourages us to make new connections with others and share our perspectives. We may stay 'on the fence' on Friday under the VOC Moon which lasts most of the day. Impulsiveness will only create further obstacles. We reach the productive 1st quarter lunar phase on Saturday. By embracing a cooperative spirit and maintaining patience, we will find tangible, cooperative support to lay foundations for future progress.

Sunday January 26, 2020

The Moon is VOC until 3:43 PM PST this afternoon. Under today's Venus-Mars square, relationships are unsteady and unpredictable — complications abound until the Moon arrives in Pisces. However, the involvement of Neptune over the next few days has us prone to inflated expectations as well as vague suspicions. Although our creative inspiration is keeping us revved up, it isn't easy to stay focused on methodically laying proper foundations — our inspiration could easily have our heads stuck in the clouds if we aren't careful.

Monday January 27, 2020

Today's optimism is fraught with inflated expectations. The atmosphere is especially chaotic, lacking patience or clear guidelines. We may be inclined to focus on 'extenuating circumstances' instead of cutting directly to the 'simple facts' that are right in front of us. Complications only seem to cloud the issues we are trying to sort out. It is likely that 'reason' will eventually prevail but our impatience could create particularly cumbersome stumbling blocks. Asking for more time to make any decisions is probably the only way to escape the confusion here.

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Mars moves past the square to Neptune today and Venus escapes the square to Mars. We may find that there is some 'clean-up' — especially if we have shown some immaturity or impatience. Nonetheless, there are deep wells of faith to be 'plumbed' today which allow us to show our compassion and confidence. Rather than focus exclusively on our own creative vision, today offers opportunities to understand better and delve more deeply into the creative vision of those around us. In the long run, we will find that our own vision is enhanced by the process. The Moon goes VOC at 5:08 PM PST.

Wednesday January 29, 2020

We have some hope of finding a 'thread' of creativity to follow today which effectively demonstrates our unique insights, perspectives, and abilities. Independence is powerful here. We may find ourselves spontaneously shifting our position or approach, with incredible success. Learning and sharing are both well supported with even the minimum amount of self-discipline and perseverance. Optimism is open and natural. The inflated optimism of the past few days dissipates and we begin to look for ways to take action, overcome any adversity, and lay the groundwork for new initiatives and ideas.

Thursday January 30, 2020

Ceres leaves austere Capricorn (with enthusiasm) and arrives in free-thinking Aquarius. Ceres instills us with a desire to feed our creative vision with expansive insights. However, balance and self-direction are required in order to make the most of the new feeling of freedom that is felt. The desire for achievement is strong but we are less inclined to sacrifice any integrity to follow our vision. The spirit of adventure feeds our determination even when we face obstacles or power struggles. As Venus approaches sextiles to Pluto and Saturn, we may find ourselves making increased demands on our allies and we may need to watch out for pushing too hard or asking too much of others.

Friday January 31, 2020

The Moon is VOC for much of the day today, from 7:09 AM PST until 4:27 PM PST. It may be very easy to 'get out over our skis' as we seek to express the new feeling of freedom. Any impulsiveness is only likely to create further obstacles down the road. The pull between taking action or 'keeping the peace' is will keep us 'on the fence' for much of the day today. Although we may feel strong creative urges, we won't make much progress until the Moon arrives in Taurus this evening, when the 'flood gates' open up.

Saturday February 01, 2020

Today's 1st quarter lunar phase is well supported and stabilized by the Moon's trine to Jupiter (from Taurus to Capricorn). However, this is not quick action. Rather, we finally find some stable footing and a grounded sense of where to focus our effort and resources. The challenge for us this week has been to find some guidelines to stabilize the tremendous creative spirit and inspiration. In some satisfactory way — allowing for plenty of freedom as well as encouraging a cooperative spirit. This is a day where past experiences will serve to inform our actions and support our progress.