It’s the first week of the year and the card of the week is the 6 of Swords. This card signals a right of passage. It’s the first week of the the New Year, which also happens to be a 1 year in numerology. This card invites us to move on from disappointments in the past and embrace the power of 1. 1 is rebirth. 1 is new beginnings. 1 is the chance to start all over again. Let go of regrets and move forward. Sun conjunct Pluto at 10:45 PM PST brings many challenges with people and even objects today. This will be amplified due to the Mercury Retrograde intensification. Don’t get discouraged. Keep going. This is all part of the process of moving on.
Mantra: It’s a New Year and a new day. Time to celebrate.
Note: thanks for you patience guys. I kind of had all kinds of obstacles to overcome this week in order to put the forecast out including losing my phone! Mercury Retrograde’s game is already super strong this week!
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Sunday 1/1/2017 Ace of Cups
The first card of the first day of the week that also happens to be a Sunday and also the first day of the next 10 year cycle is the Ace of Cups. The Ace of Cups appears when there will be new beginnings in love and creativity. It’s the New Year and you may be realizing just how many wonderful people surround you. Moon sextile Uranus at 8:24 AM PST will bring revolutionary energy to your New Year. It’s time for a change. Moon trine Jupiter at 9:38 AM PST will bring happy, joyous energy so the revolution coming to your life today is a good one. Moo. Sextile Saturn at 10:04 AM PST will allow you to accept the things you cannot change going in to the new year. Moon conjunct Venus at 11:58 PM PST will bring feelings of love and gratitude to your relationships. The Moon is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius and goes void of course at 11:58 PM PST. When the Moon is in Aquarius, expect flamboyance, revolution and change. The number of the day is3, a number of things coming together.
Mantra: I welcome the New Year in with an open heart full of love.
Monday 1/2/17 Page or Princess of Cups
Moon in Pisces
The Princess or Page of Cups is the initial spark of love and creativity personified. Traditionally, the page represents a young male that has not reached maturity yet. If the Page doesn’t represent he could represent someone you will encounter today. Moon sextile Mercury at 4:58 AM PST will bring flowing communication to your morning. However, that flow may become strained with Moon conjunct Neptune at 7:56 PM PST. Moon conjunct Mars at 10:38 PM PST may leave you feeling irritable and pugnacious. If you are still awake during this transit, try to get some exercise to blow off some steam. Venus enters Pisces at 11:46 PM PST on 1/2/17 where She will stay until 2/3/17. While Venus is in Pisces, people are dreamy and charming. But they may bend the truth, not because they like deceiving people, but because they want to protect those that they love. They want to be super heroes, coming to the rescue and saving the day, but they want to do it quietly to leave some mystery behind it. However, sometimes people may not act at all because they themselves are also afraid of being hurt. The Moon enters the emotional sign of Pisces at 1:57 AM PST. When the Moon is in Pisces, trust your intuition and go with the flow. The number of the day is 4, a number of stability.
Mantra: Love begins with a spark.
Tuesday 1/3/17 Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles appears when we can expect new beginnings in abundance. It’s still Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn so keep an eye on your money today. Moon sextile Sun at 2:12 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your early morning. If you are asleep during this transit, this energy may appear in your dreams. Moon sextile Pluto at 9:07 AM PST will reveal mysteries and uncover hidden emotions. Mercury sextile Venus at 11:41 AM PST invites you to take a break and simply enjoy life. It’s time to seek shelter from the storm and give yourself the respite you need to face the music. Moon square Saturn at 5:33 PM PST could bring depression and low confidence. Don’t take it too much to heart because this transit will pass quickly. The Moon is in the intuitive sign of Pisces so trust you instincts when making decisions today. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming obstacles.
Mantra: Money comes and money goes but remember to always be grateful.
Wednesday 1/4/17 3 of Cups
Moon In Aries
Mercury Retrograde Intensified Until 1/8/17
The 3 of Cups is a card that appears when it’s time for celebration. Whatever the occasion, whether it be just for fun, celebrating great team work or reaching a goal, it will be good to be with family and friends today. Keep things light hearted because as Mercury prepares to station direct on Sunday, misunderstandings could become more and more likely. Also, beware of excess and don’t spend money frivolously. Mercury slides backwards into Sagittarius at 6:19 AM PST on 1/4/17 where He will stay until 1/12/17. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, the big picture will be apparently clear to anyone who wants to see it. This is at time when people will be excited about visions of the future and inspired by art and culture. Mercury is still in Retrograde and will be intensified from today through 1/8/17. Communication may be a little wonky, electronics may act up and since we are dealing with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, finances may be affected as well. This is a good time to go within and figure out what you need to remove from your life in order to bring about that positive movement forward being offered in this 1 year. With Mercury Retrograde intensified and Moon square Mercury at 8:14 AM PST as she goes void of course, this is not a time to get your point across. Treat life like your glass is half full even in the face of conflict. The Moon is void of course only for a few moments; between 8:14 AM PST and 8:19 AM PST. Then She will enter the labido driven sign of Aries when she will stay for the rest of the day. It may be tempting to hook up with someone today but because of Mercury Retrograde, this is not a good time to begin a relationship. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory.
Mantra: “All I wanna do is have some fun” — Cheryl Crow
Thursday 1/5/17 6 of Pentacles
First Quarter in Aries
The 6 of Pentacles is a card of give and take. Traditionally, it features a man giving money to two beggars. He is sharing his wealth and the beggars are called to do something to keep the cycle going in exchange for the gift. No matter where you are in your life today, make sure you express your gratitude. Moon square Sun at 11:47 AM PST brings the first quarter in Aries and along with it, energy to power through challenges to your goals for this cycle. Moon square Pluto at 2:16 PM PST will being truth to light and allow you to recognize what you really want. Moon conjunct Uranus at 8:15 PM PST could leave you feeling impatient. Resist the urge to lash out. If you’re feeling restless, Moon opposition Jupiter at 10:06 PM PST encourages you to give gifts of time, money and service to those in need to fill that empty place where you’re looking for something. Moon trine Saturn at 10:37 PM PST will allow you to look at things logically and practically. The number of the day is 7, a number of reassessment and reevaluation.
Mantra: What goes around comes around.
Friday 1/6/17 2 of Pentacles
Moon in Aries
Moon Void of Course 10:41 AM PST
The 2 of Pentacles appears when a balancing act is underway. You may feel overwhelmed so remember, it’s OK to set boundaries with others and with yourself by admitting what you can and cannot handle. Also, Mercury Retrograde is continuing to intensify so if you feel like you keep hitting a road block no matter which way you turn, blame it on the stars and give yourself a break. Moon trine Mercury at 10:41 AM PST will lessen the effects of Mercury Retrograde’s garbled communication. Moon sextile Venus at 7:08 PM PST will bring happiness, harmony and beauty to you night. Take time to appreciate the arts. Sun conjunct Pluto at 10:45 PM PST will bring challenges you must face but will empower you when they’re conquered. These challenges could involve people or objects, most likely machinery and electronics. The Moon is void of course in Aries until She enters the lovely, indulgent sign of Taurus at 12:18 PM PST. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.
Saturday 12/3/16 9 of Pentacles
Moon in Taurus
Moon Void of Course 6:22 PM PST
The 9 of Pentacles appears when freedom and independence is yours. Don’t worry about anything; what is yours is coming to you in due time. Moon sextile Neptune at 4:55 AM PST will bring psychic, intuitive energy to your early morning. Moon sextile Mars at 12:57 PM PST will give you the courage you need to take control and make this day yours. Moon trine Pluto at 5:02 PM PST is a draining transit that can make people extra emotional. Moon trine Sun at 6:22 PM PST brings happiness, harmony and flow to your evening. The Moon is in the lush sign of Taurus all day but goes void of course at 6:22 PM PST. The number of the day is 9, a number of endings becoming beginnings.
Mantra: If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, it was meant to be.
Magdalena Tarot does not claim the rights to any of the Tarot card images used here. All images are from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr. Illustrated by William Worthington