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It’s the first week of the year and the card of the week is the Lovers. Unfortunately, with Mercury Retrograde beginning on 1/5/16 and some difficult love oriented transits, this card points to troubles in love and relationships. However, Mars comes home to Scorpio where he will stay until 3/5/16 so for all the jealously and strife that could affect relationships this week, there is also the potential for some great sex that could bring you closer to your partner. If you do experience difficulties with your relationships this week, know that it’s meant to clear the air and help you get off to the New Year on the right foot. It is a 1 week after all, and although it is recommended to end things, not begin things, during Mercury Retrograde and it’s pre-retrograde shadow period, endings always bring new beginnings full of potential. The best advice you can apply to this time period is use the power of Mars in Scorpio to approach all obstacles like you’re practicing the art of war. You are not struggling to overcome, you are going to win.
Mantra: It’s going to be a beautiful year.
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Sunday 1/3/16 10 of Swords
Mars Enters Scorpio 6:33 AM PST
Moon Enters Scorpio 11:36 AM PST
The card of the day is the 10 of Swords. The 10 of Swords is the beat down card. You may feel as low as you can but the good news is, the worst is over. It also implies that things aren’t as bad as they seem. This is appropriate for the transits today that could potentially bring irritability that causes disagreements. Mars enters Scorpio today at 6:33 AM PST. Scorpio rules matters of passion, sexuality, drama and mystery. Mars will be cozy in it’s home sign so these matters will be intensified during this time period. The Moon will also be in Scorpio for most of the day, so expect your desires to be intensified. Moon conjunction Mars at 11:51 AM PST may leave you feeling especially irritable. Be careful and take your time with whatever you do because there is a potential for physical injury. Moon square Mercury at 1:12 PM PST could bring irrational emotion so if you have a disagreement, it could be difficult to communicate clearly. The number of the day is 4, emphasizing that your stability could be challenged.
Mantra: Watch out for the Scorpio sting.
Monday 1/4/16 Temperance
Moon in Scorpio
The card of the day is Temperance, a card that asks us to look within and overcome our struggles by achieving balance. And after the transits yesterday, balance may indeed be a thing that many seek today. Moon trine Neptune at 2:57 AM PST will bring creativity accompanied by fantasies. Make sure you stay grounded. Moon sextile Sun at 3:43 PM PST will bring happiness, harmony and you may feel at flow with everything you do. Moon sextile Pluto at 5:59 PM PST will bring deep emotions that could leave you looking for answers by contemplating the mysterious of life. The Moon is in Scorpio for the entire day so passion, mystery and the potential for drama will still be looming large. The number of the day is 5, reminding us that in order to find balance, we must overcome our adversities.
Mantra: Sometimes you have to take the bitter with the sweet.
Tuesday 1/25/16 10 of Cups
Moon Void of Course 9:47 AM PST
Moon Enters Sagittarius 10:56 PM PST
Mercury Retrograde Begins 5:06 AM PST
The card of the day is the 10 of Cups, a card of happiness, success and the perfect completion of all things. This card appears today as a signal of hope. Mercury Retrograde can be a dark, depressing, hard time for a lot of people but the promise is at the end of the rainbow. Everything taken from you now will make way for the perfection waiting for you. Things could get ugly if you’re awake during Mercury square Mars at 4:00 AM PST. You may feel irritable and arguments or even violent outbursts threaten the peace. If you are asleep during this transit, these themes could show up in your dreams. Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius at 5:06 AM PST and will stay in Aquarius until 1/8/15. For the next few days, you may feel confused about what is at the very core of your foundation. You may find yourself asking what you can do to find the freedom you want so badly. This will change once Mercury enters Capricorn, but the next few days will be crucial to finding out how to heal yourself so you can heal your relationship with material things. If you can accomplish this and learn from it, you will be able to bring the abundance you deserve into your life this year. Venus square Neptune at 6:34 AM PST may bring sexual fantasies. If you’re not feeling fulfilled sexually, Mercury Retrograde’s brief visit to Aquarius may find you searching for what will set your desires free. Moon sextile Jupiter at 9:47 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to the rest of your morning. But by 7:26 PM PST, Sun conjunction Pluto will bring the potential for breakdowns in all areas of life from emotional stability to love to career to finances. Most likely, these breakdowns will stem from miscommunications brought by Mercury Retrograde and your strong desire to revolutionize your life. The Moon is void of course for most of the day so roll with the punches and don’t make any moves unless you have to. The Moon will enter the energetic, positive sign of Sagittarius at 10:56 PM PST so if you’ve had a rough day, the energy is there to turn your day around and end the night of a positive note. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory. The next three weeks are going to be tough but if you are honest with yourself about what needs to change in your life in the ways of finances and freedom, you’ll come out on top.
Mantra: Rainbows follow storms.
Wednesday 1/6/16 The Devil
Moon in Sagittarius
The Devil is a card that brings what binds you to stage and center. It’s the opposite of the Lovers card, our card for the week. The Devil can also be a card that points to sex, fetishes, lust and debauchery. When taken in moderation, none of these things are particularly bad. But the Devil is all about indulgence and excess which is why this card has a negative reputation upon first glance. Communication will be strong with family, friends and coworkers today but considering we’re in the amplified Mercury Retrograde period, the strength of this communication could lead to intense conversations that cause disagreements and confusion. They will most likely revolve around matters of your personal freedom because the Devil fell from Heaven because the revolt he planned failed. Moon square Mercury will bring illusions and fantasies to mask the problems you’re neglecting. Late in the afternoon, Moon conjunction Venus at 4:54 PM PST will bring the urge to indulge in the pleasures of life – food, sex and anything luxurious. Enjoy yourself, but don’t get carried away. Moon conjunction Saturn at 9:27 PM PST could bring a hungover feelt that comes from getting carried away with things. You may find yourself suddenly feeling sick or not enjoying what you were just enjoying at all. To avoid this, don’t get sucked into over indulgence in the first place. Instead, use this transit to focus on wrapping up projects that have seemed to be dragging on. If you’re going to be burning the midnight oil, you will be able to get a lot done under this transit. The number of the day is 7, a number calling you to take a look at your actions and see if you are the one that is responsible for the chains that bind you.
Mantra: “Everything in moderation, including moderation” – Oscar Wilde
Thursday 1/7/16 King of Cups
Moon in Virgo
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon Void of Course 6:44 PM PST
Jupiter Stations Retrograde 8:40 PM PST
The King of Cups invites you to be the ruler of your heart and freely express your feelings in a mature manner. If the King doesn’t represent you, it will represent someone you come in contact with today. Yesterday was an intense day. Sun square Uranus will bring larger issues that have been affected by the conflict and turmoil this week to break. But remember, repression leads to breaking points and in order to free yourself and free your mind, you may have to level the playing field and start over again. Moon trine Uranus at 6:28 AM PST will bring emotional excitement and unexpected surprises. Moon square Jupiter at 6:44 PM PST will help you shed the seriousness from earlier to the day to a night of happiness and harmony but be careful not to come off as arrogance because this will set the tone for Jupiter Retrograde. At 8:40 PM PST, Jupiter stations retrograde and will be in retrograde until 5/9. During this time, you may struggle with self-control and self-esteem. If dealt with in a positive way, this seemingly stagnant period will result and much wealth and success by learning how to live like the King of Hearts. The Moon is in Sagittarius for most of the day, pumping up your self-esteem to levels that boarder on egotistical. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: Check yourself and respect yourself.
Friday 1/8/16 King of Pentacles
Moon Enters Capricorn 7:07 AM PST
Mercury Enters Capricorn 11:37 PM PST
The King of Pentacles is a card of power and command over wealth. If you are approached by someone much wealthier than you today, listen to what they have to say. If you are approached by someone much poorer than you today, try not to pass judgement. By accepting where you are in the cycle of wealth you will be able to change your relationship with the cycle of giving and receiving. Mercury enters Capricorn again today where it will stay until 2/13. Capricorn is a bit of an over thinker so an anxious planet like Mercury doesn’t do well in it’s realm. Plus, it’s Mercury Retrograde so this will just make your insecurities louder. Most likely, it will be that you don’t feel that your financial situation or status is good enough. You may feel impoverished whether it because you have too little or you have too much. But whichever way it sways, know that this is happening to redefine how you look at money and success. Moon sextile Mars at 12:20 PM PST will bring independence, courage and respect. Venus conjunction Saturn will continue to put pressure on fractured relationships, especially those that involve lovers. But any break ups will be a result of difference on material wealth. Any relationships formed now will be based more on long term stability instead of passion. A word of warning, however; Mercury retrograde doesn’t favor the forming of lasting relationships. Moon sextile Neptune at 9:08 PM PST will bring heightened sensitivities, and intuitive dreams. The number of the day is 9, a number that is one of drawing to a close. Interestingly enough, tomorrow is New Moon, a time to manifest. Make sure the intentions you set are for short term, reasonable goals. These little baby steps will really help in the long term when it comes to the success you’re after.
Mantra: You have to crawl before you learn to walk.
Saturday 1/9/16 Page of Wands
New Moon in Capricorn 5:30 PM PST
The Page of Wands is all about striking out on new adventures. The Page is ruled by the fiery sign of Aries, ruled by the planet, Mars. Mars has been rather active over the past week so you should be familiar with the kind of vigor that the planet brings with it. This is an appropriate card for New Moon but make sure that the seeds planted during Mercury Retrograde are for short term projects that will reach their completion before the next New Moon. I could be as simple as reading a book to help further your knowledge about something you love. These are all tiny skill building steps that can help with your prosperity in the long run. Moon conjunction Pluto at 10:40 AM PST will bring deep truths to you. Moon square Uranus at 12:58 PM PST could prove useful for going on adventures but there could be some disruptions so plan accordingly. Moon conjunction Sun at 5:30 PM PST may leave you feeling sleepy. Use this time to rest and recharge for the next cycle. The number of the day is 1(0), where the end begins and the beginning ends.
Mantra: The things choose to end, I end in the name of new beginnings.
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