This morning we wake up to a busy Moon in Aries waxing into sextile with her current ruler, Mars in Aquarius. This aspect perfects at 10:55 AM. I see big pontifications about plans forward being made here. We feel the need to initiate and move through our Moon in Aries. Mars in Aquarius gets behind that need and supports moving forward smartly. Here's the thing, though. Aquarius is an Air sign. Sometimes when Mars is in an Air sign, there is a lot of thinking about what needs to be done or talking about what needs to be done but very little actual action. Sometimes, even, Mars in Air folks will mistake talking about doing something for actually doing it. Plus, Aquarius can over think and make things too complicated. Actions can be stalled by this trait. Either way, this aspect can really make us feel motivated. Just don't forget to actually act on that motivation and don't get caught up in the details.
Getting caught up in the details is a possibility with the Moon also meeting Mercury in Capricorn by square. This is the aspect that will bring practicality to our pontifications under Moon/Mars. We could hear discouragement from the outside world at this time too. This discouragement could come from unwanted critiques of our plans or someone simply saying, “There is no way that is going to work.” This could also be an internally fostered critique in which we doubt the potential in our planned actions. It makes me think of Schrodinger's Cat...perhaps because I have watched too much of the “Big Bang Theory.” But, still, the analogy fits. You don't know whether the cat is alive or dead until you open the box. You don't know if your plans will work or not until you give it a try!
Mercury in Capricorn in square to Moon in Aries can also bring a good dose of practicality to ambition. (It can also give you a headache, btw. So, if you are prone to those, take whatever preventative measures you need.) It's up to us to decide what is true practicality and what is doubt fostered by fear. We walk a bit of a tight rope in that regard. In order to stay on the rope, we must right ourselves through balancing against fear/doubt and over criticism while staying on the thin line of practicality and good sense.
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It's a good idea to stay on that tight rope too. Confidence is restored to our ambitious Moon through a trine to Jupiter in Leo at 3:39 PM. This can give us the inspiration to move forward or steer us into overconfidence and a self-righteous stance toward nay-sayers. Temper that. Be humble and wise instead of greedy and overly sure of yourself. Listen to what others have to say and take those words into consideration but move forward based on what you know you can do and what you feel is right. Remember there are always at least a few stumbles on the paths we choose. Trust yourself to be able to navigate through those stumbles without allowing this energy to push you into over confidence. Moon to Jupiter can foster that sense of self-trust as well.
By 7:47 PM, the Moon is squaring off with Venus in Capricorn. Has it been a long day or what? Yes, it has. And, this aspect can either bring a desire to burn the midnight oil or finally give things up for the day. Venus in Capricorn is all business but mixtures of the Moon and Venus (in any sign) can bring a desire to rest and/or indulge. With Venus in Capricorn, those indulgences could be geared toward resting upon the fruits of our labors or a desire to keep working for more fruits. My recommendation here is to lay work to rest for the day under this aspect. The Moon is Void after its perfection in square to Venus until entering Taurus at 5:57 AM tomorrow.
As the Moon enters Taurus, ambition is replaced with diligent forward plodding. Lunar Mars energy gives way to Lunar Venus energy and there is a significant change of heart brought forth from that type of shift. Plus, we move from a Fire Moon to an Earth Moon bringing grounding and practicality to the equation. We may even realize...”Hey, most of the world is on vacation right now! Maybe we should take a break too and settle in for the New Year! Maybe we should bake a cake! Or maybe someone should!”
This is an ambitious day. But, by the end of it, we could really be in need of a break. Moon moving into Taurus will give us the opportunity for that. Until then, don't be afraid to take action even if your plans seem a bit quirky. They may be so crazy that they actually work. You'll never know, though, if you don't try. In some instances, may be beneficial to just shut your mouth about your plans and act on them. Then, when someone says, “That's not going to work” you can politely tell them, “Don't believe me? Just watch.”