And We’re Off! Forecast For Jan. 7-13, 2013

And we’re off!

This is the point in a journey when you check the gas gauge, look at the time and compare the road signs to the map to make certain you’re on target. Maybe you’ll change the route for a quicker or more entertaining one; maybe you’ll switch to a more cost-effective mode of travel. Maybe you’ll let a passenger out, or invite one in. The one certainty is that you will not trundle along unthinkingly or, more accurately, unfeelingly. Your heart is steering the trip, and it’s issuing requirements.

This stage of the journey shows the effects of Venus and Mars, rulers of all we value and the way we go after it, making significant contacts to the influences that are fomenting and stabilizing evolution. The forward-ho! rush we’ve been on since New Year’s Eve hits a wall Monday, when Saturn says “no” to Mars. The development is a metaphoric wall from which you can push off, fueled by the irritation, frustration and probable pissed-offness that erupts in you.

The heart focus comes in when Venus moves into Capricorn on Tuesday. The love goddess is at her most calculating and practical in this sign, where she waves off sentiment and sweet nothings for sure things and the bottom line. “Santa Baby” captures her druthers: tangible, bankable displays of affection, real estate, stock, long-term commitment with a pre-nup and an investment account. (“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is another theme song for her.)

For the rest of the month, we’ll all be casting a cool, realistic eye at our relationships, bank accounts, goals and evolutionary path — but with a remarkable twist. The first glances will be through a soft, even loving lens. Amazingly, Venus is making her move at 11:11 EST — passing through a doorway coded for relationship, and for twin flames at that.

No matter what time zone you’re in, her first major aspect activates a yearning for bringing soul unions into physical being. When Venus sextiles Neptune on Thursday, their contact beckons us onto a bridge between earthly and higher love. She (and by extension some of us) will succumb to sweet magic and the wonder of spirit made manifest. Make the effort to view everything in the best possible light. You’ll feel good, others will feel good and likely some other good will come of it, too. At a minimum, you’re watering soil and priming it with the nutrient of love.

Friday’s Capricorn New Moon boosts the emphasis on the earth plane — experience, value, ramifications, long term security, what’s happening and growing in the here and now on terra firma. Niceties and fluff are not in anyone’s sights; instead we’re hyperaware of substance and the material. This Moon may awaken the resolutions and goal-setting that are generally in the air at New Year’s, but which have been strangely lacking this time. For more on the New Moon, read my forecast, which should be posted on the site by Thursday.

The first order of business under the New Moon is running the ongoing r/evolution by our hearts. On Friday, Venus takes the Neptunian feel-good injection with her as she sets off the awakening, volatile end of the Uranus/Pluto square that is reshaping our world inside and out. How do you feel about the destabilizing and restructuring you’ve been experiencing since last June? How are your long-term goals and security structures faring? What’s up for more change?

These are not theoretical inquiries. Something’s got to give. Something’s been stirring in your heart and breaks loose today in a flash. Venus and Uranus are demanding action, and an epidemic of sudden moves is the result.

Your view of an object of desire could shatter or, at the other extreme a lightning bolt could awaken you the fact that the answer to your prayers is standing right next to you. Your desire — or your value system — or both — could cause you to take impulsive daring action, or make a break for freedom from a situation that has no future. The immediate action may be swift and without warning. The situation is likely not to be out of the blue, however, but probably has a connection to rumblings as far back as late spring or early summer.

So: lots of shake-ups, lots of excitement. They all lead the way to Venus’ meeting next week with Pluto, the unavoidable and regenerative end of the ongoing change imperative. This first phase is akin to a wrecking ball slamming into a building. Next week, an implosion will finish off the demolition. What’s being cleared are outmoded structures, faltering foundations, limitations and restrictions. In other words, don’t panic.

We’ll have lots of time to acclimate. This week sees the return of day-eating void-of-course Moons — technically the time between the Moon’s last major aspect in a sign and entering the next sign, and energetically those formless, floating stretches when no one answers the phone or email and nothing seems to come to fruition, no matter how much you push. This week it’s almost easier to say when the Moon isn’t void than when it is. The voids are:

6:32 AM EST Monday through 3:29 AM Tuesday
9:29 PM EST Tuesday through 3:55 AM Thursday (ALL DAY WEDNESDAY)
2:44 PM EST Friday through 4:02 AM Saturday
3:37 AM EST Sunday into Monday

Use these stretches to contemplate, to watch what floats by and not attach, and to take actions that by their nature you will do again anyway. Clean, organize, cook, do laundry, balance your checkbook, and allow yourself — and the rest of the world — to be. Simply be.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

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© Kathy Biehl 2013. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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