Morning Star: Daily Astrology for January 21, 2015

This morning we wake up to a budding Moon in Aquarius. She is just leaving a sextile with her current ruler, Uranus (4:41 AM) and is working toward a conjunction with Mercury (11:14 AM). As a matter of fact, Mercury is so anxious to meet up with the Moon, he turns around and starts moving backward toward her. Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius at 10:52 AM. Memories of long lost friends may float back to you as Mercury crosses backward across the Moon. This would be a good day to vow to reconnect. Some of the information that Mercury delivers from his station point could be emotionally taxing creating nervousness or anxiety. Ground and be patient with yourself through that if it becomes an issue.

By 3:22 PM, the Moon is in opposition to Jupiter which can cause feelings of exuberance and optimism. Or, it could blow things right out of proportion or foster selfish behavior if left unchecked. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being a little selfish from time to time especially if it involves self-care. Treat yourself but don't be obnoxious about it.

Treating yourself and indulging in self-care is highlighted even further as the Moon meets Venus by conjunction later tonight (8:46 PM). This is your cue to relax right before the Moon goes Void. Enjoy time with friends. Re-connect with old friends you've not spoken to for awhile. You can recharge through socializing and stepping away from the electronics or unplugging for awhile.

Tomorrow, the Moon enters Pisces and you know what that means. The tides will rise, people will likely withdraw and things could become eerily quiet and a bit more emotional. Take advantage of the breeziness of today and get well grounded in preparation for that.

Today is likely the “thaw” before the final “freeze.” Right now is a great time to do a check in with your emergency preparedness kits...just a hunch. I've a feeling we've got some wonky weather coming in parts of the world. It's not a bad time to check in on your car battery and fluid levels either, if you've not done that lately. Look for things like corrosion of electrical lines. Open up your electric box (check outlets too!) and look at it for things like overloaded circuitry, loose or ungrounded wiring and call in an expert when necessary. Re-think your use or reliance upon technology. Be a responsible warden of such things in regard to their disposal after they “die” and their storage. Look for local resources that assist in proper disposal or recycling of these items. I know. Sounds boring. But, you may just thank yourself for it later. A little preparation and attentiveness to such things right now goes a very long way.