Jan 17 • 18M

Week-ahead: Sun conjunct Pluto, Mercury direct, Sun enters Aquarius, Aquarius New Moon

This short program goes over the primary developments of this week, when we experience the transition from Capricorn season into Aquarius season.

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Dear Friend and Reader:

This mailing is from Planet Waves. The recording also appears on My Account at Planet Waves.

We are in a busy week astrologically, as Mercury stations direct and the Sun moves into Aquarius. I am working on a new 12-sign reading and an article that I plan to publish to my horoscope subscribers on Thursday evening.

Here are the highlights, which I sum up in the audio:

Mercury stations direct, Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 8:11 am EST
Sun conjoins Pluto, Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 9:44 am EST
Sun enters Aquarius, Friday, Jan. 20 at 3:29 am EST
Aquarius New Moon, Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3:54 pm EST

This chart also includes Jupiter conjunct its consort Juno in Aries, which takes place Sunday; and Venus approaching a conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius, which takes place a few hours later.

I am treating the last two conjunctions of the Sun and Pluto to be special events while Pluto is in Capricorn; the very last one takes place in January 2024 just one arc minute away from the Capricorn-Aquarius cusp. We are getting the “last call to wrap up business” for the approximately 15 years of Pluto in Capricorn that we have lived with.

For those following the Vesta files, Vesta is conjunct Neptune on Monday, Jan. 23 at 3:01 pm.

Below is the New Moon chart for Saturday, which sums up the above events.