Wednesday, January 15 — This is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The Moon in Virgo will be aspecting Mercury in Capricorn from 5 until 7 a.m. A practical solution to a worrisome situation may come and jolt you out of a deep sleep. Get up and jot it down. Mercury has to do with the conscious, thinking mind, communications, messages, and also mechanical tools and machines. Uranus has to do with intuition, inventions, flashes of insight, sudden accidents and visions of the human future. Until Saturday morning, Mercury and Uranus are clashing, which can speed up your mind and prompt expression of unripe thoughts and ideas. From 1:15 until 3:15 p.m. the Moon in Libra will be awkwardly aspecting Venus and Uranus, setting you up for disappointment if your expectations are too high or too specific. It could be a playful time if you are not stuck on “how things ought to be.” Between 11:15 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. the Moon in Libra will nicely aspect Mars, prompting spontaneous thoughts and energy to “do something” rather than going to sleep.

Thursday, January 16 — Mercury moves into Aquarius today until February 3, bringing about scientific discoveries and also increasing intuitive intelligence. Mercury is still in a challenging aspect with Uranus until Saturday. Between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. the Moon in Libra will be uncomfortably aspecting Neptune in Pisces, which sets us up for misunderstandings; these will need to be corrected. You’re apt to be tired at this time. From 11:15 p.m. until 1:15 a.m. the Moon is going to be aspecting Saturn and Pluto, prompting worrisome thoughts that could cause uncomfortable feelings.

Friday, January 17 — The Moon enters into Scorpio at 1:20 p.m., staying until Sunday at 5:41 p.m. The Moon in Scorpio will be opposite Uranus in Taurus from 4 until 6 p.m. Anything can happen. Events come about suddenly; this is the nature of Uranus combined with the Moon. Emotions are on an emotional roller coaster for 2 hours. Between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. the Moon will be in a positive aspect with Venus in Pisces. You’re feeling romantic and in need of plenty of affection.

Saturday, January 18 — Mercury in a challenging aspect with Uranus will end at 7 a.m. The Moon, still in Scorpio, will aspect Jupiter nicely from 5:45 until 7:45 a.m., stimulating positive thoughts and emotions. From 4:15 until 6:15 p.m. the Moon in Scorpio will form a super positive aspect to Neptune in Pisces. This aspect increases psychic awareness. This is a phase when those who have passed on find it easier to make contact with you.

Sunday, January 19 — The Sun in Aquarius is in an awkward aspect to Uranus until Thursday. This energy brings out the rebel in you. You have no patience for those who try to boss you around. This aspect can also bring about innovative, progressive inventions. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 5:41 p.m., staying until January 22 (midnight). From 8:30 until 10:30 p.m. the Moon in Sagittarius will be in an awkward aspect to Uranus in Taurus, increasing rebellious energy. Try to avoid impulsive actions or decision-making.

Monday, January 20 — The Sun will enter into Aquarius at 9:55 a.m., staying until late night on February 18. Aquarius is the “water bearer” yet is an air sign. The water bearer offers wisdom from other dimensions that we are not consciously aware of, except when flashes of genius pop into this dimension. Aquarius’s energy is super charged with progressive, futuristic awareness. Some Aquarians’ ideas are too far out and therefore ignored; these people often choose to keep quiet because they are frequently misunderstood. During the phase when the Sun is in Aquarius, futuristic thoughts will come to you that are difficult to convey.

Tuesday, January 21 — The New Moon takes place on Friday. Often we are tired at the end of a cycle just before the New Moon. You may find you need to go to bed early or take a nap. The Sun is still in an awkward aspect to Uranus until Thursday, which finds you lacking patience and quick to lose your temper. Venus is now in a positive aspect to Jupiter until Thursday. It’s a good time for spending, and an excellent time for a fundraising event featuring fine food and pastries. The Moon is in Sagittarius until midnight, making it a good day for socializing if you’re not too tired.