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Sun 22° Libra 59' 54"
Moon 19° Capricorn 27' 00"
Mercury 09° Scorpio 42' 09"
Venus 08° Scorpio 36' 48" 
Mars 12° Aquarius 50' 39"
Ceres 18° Libra 09' 36"
Pallas 20° Virgo 59' 36"
Juno 00° Gemini 34' 25" 
Vesta 09° Capricorn 49' 20"
Jupiter 25° Scorpio 05' 30"
Saturn 03° Capricorn 48' 55"
Chiron 29° Pisces 06' 43" 
Uranus 00° Taurus 51' 59" 
Neptune 14° Pisces 06' 50" 
Pluto 18° Capricorn 48' 53"
TrueNode 02° Leo 12' 02" 

Mars-Jupiter Conjunction

Mars-Jupiter Conjunction- Adventurousness

"Reason says, 'I will beguile him with the tongue;' Love says, 'Be silent. I will beguile him with the soul.'"

— Rumi Poem

This week culminates with a Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio that builds throughout the week. That planetary combination increases our sense of adventurousness and encourages a gambling instinct — and possibly yields a little luck. However, in Scorpio, we are inclined to keep our activity and intentions behind the scenes, skeptical about what may happen if we share too much about what we're thinking — or even whatever luck we find. There is plenty of determination in this atmosphere but the forming Venus-Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (culminating January 9th) lays a thin, velvet glove of charm over our iron fisted determination. We may have significant concern over our appearance or the perfection of our presentation. As Mercury in Sagittarius moves through the shadow of the past retrograde period, we have the opportunity to communicate the truths we have discovered following the reexamination of some faulty, underlying assumptions that we have discarded. Ultimately, this speculative atmosphere is challenging us to reveal our new view of truth — an exhilarating but seemingly risky process. By first being true to ourselves, we will gain increasing courage to successfully display our truth to others.

We may see some rather odd behavior surface on Sunday, driven by feeling misunderstood. However, there is little inclination to share much about what's really going on. The New Year's day Full Moon (6:24 PM PST 11° Cancer/Capricorn) on Monday offers strong intuition but continues the tendency to keep what we're really feeling under wraps. Uranus turns direct on Tuesday, which begins to help us turn the corner towards more determined independence and change — but we still don't want to talk about it. Wednesday's Leo Moon pushes out on stage and so, whether we want to talk about it our not, the spotlight is on us. If our performance doesn't meet our personal standard, we may push our frustration even deeper under cover. However, by Thursday, we're increasingly aware that our secrets and hidden agendas are holding us back and leading to significant discomfort. Friday finally brings a more direct approach. Success is an inside job, dependent on our personal level of self-esteem and inner confidence. Mercury trines Uranus on Saturday, bringing us forward with a new message of our truth and helping us to discover and share the lessons we learned under the last retrograde Mercury.

Daily Astrological Currents - Mars-Jupiter Conjunction - Weekly Horoscope

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