Moonsign,
Sunsign
and More
by Jenny Yates

January 13 to 21, 2021


What sign is the moon in?  What signs do the planets occupy?  
What is the current lunar cycle about?  

For the aspects currently affecting everyone,
click here.  

And for a daily overview,
click here.   

Venus is in Gemini

In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures.  This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.   

It's especially good for scintillating
conversation.  Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)  

And yes, it's a good time for puns.  
Try to control yourself.    

Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.   

Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin:  Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm


The Moon


moves into Aquarius
in NYC: Weds, Jan 13, 11:43 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Jan 13, 8:43 am   
in London: Weds, Jan 13, 4:43 pm  
in Singapore: Thurs, Jan 14, 12:43 am  
in Sydney: Thurs, Jan 14, 3:43 am  


moves into Pisces
in NYC: Fri, Jan 15, 5:17 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Jan 15, 2:17 pm
in London: Fri, Jan 15, 10:17 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Jan 16, 6:17 am
in Sydney: Sat, Jan 16, 9:17 am

moves into Aries
in NYC: Mon, Jan 18, 2:07 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Jan 17, 11:07 pm
in London: Mon, Jan 18, 7:07 am
in Singapore: Mon, Jan 18, 3:07 pm
in Sydney: Mon, Jan 18, 6:07 pm

moves into Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Jan 20, 1:56 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Jan 20, 10:56 am
in London: Weds, Jan 20, 6:56 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Jan 21, 2:56 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Jan 21, 5:56 am

moves into Gemini
in NYC: Sat, Jan 23, 2:43 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Jan 22, 11:43 pm
in London: Sat, Jan 23, 7:43 am
in Singapore: Sat, Jan 23, 3:43 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Jan 23, 6:43 pm

What does the
moon's sign tell
you?

See
Moon Signs and
Lunar Transits

Pluto is in Capricorn


Pluto has to do with the slowest,
most relentless and most
inexorable trends.  In spite of
being demoted from planet status,
it's still very influential when it
comes to social transformation.  

As soon as Pluto entered this
pragmatic, restrained ascetic sign,
the economy took a very different
shape.  Everyone switched from
spending and speculating to
worrying and saving.  The
emphasis is on what works, not
necessarily what feels good.

This is a long-term conservative
influence, but the word
"conservative" can mean a lot of
different things.  It could mean
conserving the land, and
becoming better stewards of the
earth.  It could mean conserving
the wisdom of our elders.  It could
mean looking to the people who
have spent their lives developing
practical skills and asking, "Okay,
how do we do this?"

Pluto has been in Capricorn since
November 2008 and will be here
until March 2023.  

Neptune is in Pisces

This could be a time of beautiful spiritual
flowering, a time when large numbers of people
open up their hearts and connect with each
other. The idealism of Neptune becomes
deeply intuitive, emotional and sympathetic
when this planet goes through Pisces.

The matter of faith is likely to be paramount as
Neptune goes through this sign.  Who and what
do we trust?  People will have a stronger need
to believe in something (or someone), and this
can mean that some folks will be preyed upon
by unscrupulous con men. A gullible populace
isn't always good at picking leaders, so it will be
important to talk as clearly and fully as possible
about all the issues of the day. Open
communication is important and protective
during this period.      

Neptune is the planet of the strange, so things
may take odd turns.  Everyone will be a little
more susceptible to illusions, confusion,
fascinations, and poetic deliriums.  New drugs
could make an appearance – both medicinal
and recreational -  and new healing techniques
be developed.  Creativity is enhanced by
Neptune in this sign, especially when it comes
to rhythmic forms like music and poetry, and to
the arts of illusion such as theatre and film. We
could see the flowering of some amazing new
art-forms.  

Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only if
they offer a true connection with the wisdom of
the inner self.  It’s not a time for dogma, but for
breaking down all artificial divisions and
merging with the infinite.  

Neptune will be here until March 2025.  

Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC:  Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
11:03 am
in London:  Fri, Feb 3,2012,
7:03 pm
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012,
6:03 am

Uranus is in Taurus

Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and now
it’s entering the most solid, grounded sign in the zodiac, Taurus.  
So this could be a time when some very basic social and
economic factors will be challenged.  

There could be big changes to the way we all handle matters of
wealth and poverty, for example. Currencies could be affected,
and some could go dormant, while new currencies are suddenly
born.  Our agricultural methods could be altered during this time,
along with the way we distribute food and other goods.  New
technology will reshape science, especially when it comes to
medicine.  New art forms could have a big influence, particularly
in music and spoken poetry.  

Ecological issues will also be addressed with innovative
technology during this time, and some of it will work, while some
of it will fail.  It may become clear that we do need to restructure
our societies in order to live sustainably on the earth, but
whether this will happen in a sufficiently radical way remains to
be seen.  There will be a lot of push-back for every change that’
s proposed.  Sometimes it takes the shock of disaster to really
alter
people’s consciousness, but that’s the hard way to do it.

There may be more radical movements towards traditional
lifestyles during this time. Of course, everybody interprets
tradition in their own way.  Some of these will be oppressive to
women, gay people, and minorities, while others are able to
combine a kinder social ethic with a sustainable lifestyle.

Uranus will be in Taurus until July 7, 2025.                          

Uranus entered Taurus
in NYC:  Weds, Mar 6, 2019, 3:27 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
12:27 am
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
8:27 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
4:27 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
7:27 pm

Saturn is in Aquarius

At this point, Saturn leaves its
home sign, and goes into one that’
s more objective, intellectual and
scientific.  Saturn in Aquarius is all
about taking responsibility for the
world we live in, the technology we
invent, and the societies we jointly
create.

Aquarius is a sign which gives a
strong awareness of the collective,
and with Saturn here, we will all be
more conscious of our roles in the
community.  Saturn in Aquarius
gives a strong call to public service
and public accountability. There
will be a stronger emphasis on
education, and on educating each
other.  Hopefully, this won’t be
about pointing fingers, but about
helping each other to grow wiser
and more aware.  

At the same time, Aquarius is an
experimental sign, and so we will
see more people putting their
ideas into practice, some with
good results and some not so
good.  This could refer to both
scientific experiments and social
ones.  Of course, even failed
experiments teach us quite a lot,
so it won’t be wasted effort. But,
occasionally, unfortunate
situations could result.

Aquarius is also a very idealistic
sign.  However, the shadow of
Saturn in Aquarius is a tendency
to discount the individual, and to
focus on the larger human body,
or the greater idea. And so this
can be a time when ivory-tower
types can thrive, and people with
common sense and practical
knowhow can be ignored.  The
main challenge of Saturn in
Aquarius will be keeping ourselves
grounded.     

Saturn will be in Aquarius until
March 7, 2023.

Saturn entered Aquarius
in NYC: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,

12:04 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Dec 16, 2020,
9:04 pm   
in London: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,

5:04 am  
in Singapore: Thurs, Dec 17,
2020,1:04 pm   
in Sydney: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,

4:04 pm

The sun is in Capricorn

Capricorn gives maturity, gravitas, and a
stronger sense of responsibility.  Your
inner voices tell you to hold on, to be
more grounded, and to consider the
value of older traditions.  

The Capricorn sun is well suited for the
turning of a calendar year.  It’s a good
time to check in with yourself, to see how
well you did in 2020, and to make plans
for the coming year.  Your ambitions are
stronger and more definite, and you can
figure out viable strategies for achieving
them.  You may have a sudden clear
vision of what you want to manifest, what
will be most meaningful to you.   

It’s a good time to make friends with
structure, however you want to do this.  
Structures can be about security and
protection, but they can also be
frameworks for success.   Working with
structures requires discipline, and most
people are more disciplined when the
sun is in Capricorn.  Structures need
sustaining walls and a clear form, but the
most successful ones will also have
plenty of room for light and air.

The sun will be in Capricorn until January
19.              

The sun entered Capricorn
in NYC:  Mon, Dec 21, 5:02 am  
in Vancouver: Mon, Dec 21, 2:02 am    
in London: Mon, Dec 21, 10:02 am   
in Singapore: Mon, Dec 21, 6:02 pm    
in Sydney: Mon, Dec 21, 9:02 pm   

The Current Lunar Cycle
(23° Capricorn)

This is a very narrowly-focused new
moon, with all the planets placed within
an earthy trine between Venus and
Uranus. With six planets in earth signs,
it’s a time to hunker down and deal with
practical things. What’s important to
you? What’s essential? What are the
goals and desires that endure through
time?  

Adding an even more intense focus, the
sun and moon are closely conjunct
Pluto. This is a time when there’s a
great potential for radical change.
Everything goes deeper, and some
rotten foundations are exposed. Some
structures may not survive the
underground tunneling.

It’s a time when the old and the new
fight for dominance, as the new moon
chart is divided between the traditional
Capricorn planets and the innovative
Aquarius ones. What’s dead must fall,
but some traditions are worth honoring
and maintaining. It will be up to all of us
to figure out how to hold on to what’s
valuable, while still being open to new
technologies, new skills, new ideas.  

This lunar cycle lasts until the next new
moon on February 11.  Its climactic
moment is the full moon on January 28.  

The new moon occur
red
in NYC: Weds, Jan 13, 12:00 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Jan 12, 9:00 pm    
in London: Weds, Jan 13, 5:00 am
in Singapore: Weds, Jan 13, 1:00 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, Jan 13, 4:00 pm

Mercury is in Aquarius

Let the genius in you emerge, while Mercury is in
Aquarius.  This is one of the best signs for Mercury, as it
stimulates new ways of processing information, perceiving
the world around you, and relating to people.  You’re
excited about all kinds of new information, whether it’s
theoretical or more practical.  You want to know about
science, and people, and the laws of the universe.

This can also bring out the geek in you, if you’re inclined
that way.  If you find yourself carefully studying the
designs of Star Trek spaceships, it may be time to go
outside and get some air.  

This sign is very creative, and especially good for
mastering new tools and techniques.  It brings out the
inventor in you, and it also brings out the avant-garde
artist.  It means daring to be different, to get away from
the usual forms and to invent new ones.  It’s a somewhat
more cerebral and experimental approach, but it’s great
for challenging assumptions.  

This Mercury sign generally makes for good
communication, since it gives a genuine interest in other
people and their ideas.  However, it can also mean being
a bit opinionated.  Once you decide you know the truth
about something, it may be hard to sway you.  If you’re
generally more malleable, you may be surprised at the
number of disputes you get into.  If you’re already an
argumentative person, there could be one debate after
another.         

Mercury will be here until March 15.    

Mercury enters Aquarius
in NYC:  Fri, Jan 8, 6:59 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Jan 8, 3:59 am  
in London: Fri, Jan 8, 11:59 am  
in Singapore: Fri, Jan 8, 7:59 pm  
in Sydney: Fri, Jan 8, 10:59 pm

Venus is in Capricorn

This is not the most congenial place
for the planet of pleasure, but there
are some benefits.  You can
experience the pleasures in getting
organized, in accomplishing
important goals, in adding more
structure and accountability to your
life.  

When it comes to relationships,
Venus is more pragmatic than
romantic in this sign.  Even if you’ve
just met someone, you may find
yourself talking about life-goals, and
making plans to introduce them to
your parents.  This could dampen
the mood, but it could also expedite
matters, if you’re both looking for
something beyond the moment.  

Capricorn is an earth sign, so this is
an excellent time for creative work
that emphasizes structure, such as
pottery or architecture. It’s good for
reusing old materials, and it’s also
good for going back to more
traditional forms.  You may find
yourself mining your older work,
looking for possibilities that you left
behind.  Capricorn is a sign that
hates waste, and that uses
everything in multiple ways.

Venus will be here until February 1.   

Venus enter
ed Capricorn
in NYC: Fri, Jan 8, 10:41 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Jan 8, 7:41 am
in London: Fri, Jan 8, 3:41 pm  
in Singapore: Fri, Jan 8, 11:41 pm   
in Sydney: Sat, Jan 9, 2:41 am

Mars is in Taurus

This is a productive time, on a concrete level.  
As a fixed earth sign, Taurus focuses your
attention on the things that need to be done.  It’s
great for cleaning up a garden, or building
fences and decks and sheds, or organizing your
storage spaces.  

During this time, everyone is more persistent
and focused.  People who are usually dilettantes
will settle down a bit, and start to notice some
particular thing that holds their attention.  
People who are usually fairly stable may become
fixtures.  Couch potatoes could get really, really
comfortable.   

This is a patient sign, and so it helps when it
comes to enduring difficult situations. But it’s
also very bull-headed, and when arguments
happen, it will be because nobody wants to
abandon a fixed position.  People feel more
strongly about money, possessions, and
sources of security, and so there can be conflict
around these things, as well as around loyalty
and faithfulness.   

Although this is a good period for physical work,
it also lends itself to sensual pleasures:  eating,
drinking, dancing and singing.  There’s also an
emphasis on sports that build strength and
endurance, like weight-lifting and bull-riding.  
Cowboys should really enjoy this Mars sign, and
all of us may find our inner cowboy.  It’s probably
not buried too deeply.  

Mars will be here until March 3.   

Mars enter
ed Taurus
in NYC:  Weds, Jan 6, 5:27 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Jan 6, 2:27 pm  
in London: Weds, Jan 6, 10:27 pm  
in Singapore: Thurs, Jan 7, 6:27 am   
in Sydney: Thurs, Jan 7, 9:27 am   

The sun enters Aquarius

The sun’s entrance into Aquarius marks the passage
from an earthy perspective to one that’s airier, more
cerebral, and more idealistic.  This is the sign of the
intellectual, the scientist, the social activist, and the
free-thinker.  During this time, you’ll be more
experimental, more willing to try interesting
alternatives.  And if there are beliefs, habits and
assumptions that have held you back, you’re more
likely to test them.

Learning is important to you during the sun’s time in
Aquarius.  If you are always soaking up new ideas and
information from your environment, this process will be
accelerated.  If you’re generally oblivious of what’s
going on around you, you may be surprised by some
of the interesting people and possibilities that cross
your path.  

This is a good time to reinvent yourself.  Because
you’re more objective, you can look clearly at yourself
and your life and see what’s missing.  Are you ignoring
your health, your goals, your friends, or your creative
potential?  Whatever it is, you approach the situation
with some interesting ideas and a new plan.  If you can
get involved in a group with similar beliefs or
objectives, you’re even more likely to change your life
for the better.    

The sun will be here until February 18.

The sun enters Aquarius
in NYC: Tues, Jan 19, 3:39 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Jan 19, 12:39 pm
in London: Tues, Jan 19, 8:39 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Jan 20, 4:39 am
in Sydney: Weds, Jan 20, 7:39 am

Jupiter is in Aquarius

Jupiter enters a new sign yearly, so this could be considered the
astrologer’s New Year.  Jupiter’s effect is to expand the
characteristics of its sign, and so the coming year will have the
flavor of this fixed air sign. It will be idealistic, humanitarian, with a
strong interest in science and technology.

Aquarius is an unconventional sign, however, so that doesn’t
mean that everybody will subscribe to the same world view. Just
the opposite. There will be lots of discussions, conversations,
arguments and debates, and people will be defending the odd
things they believe. The main thing is that people will be more
interested in uncovering the truth, and in learning from each
other, and so there will be many eureka moments.  

There could be an explosion of interest in education, even with
the pandemic still depressing attendance. People will figure out
the advantages in virtual learning, and join classrooms all over
the world. Aquarius lends itself to group endeavors, from
friendship circles to book clubs and experimental forums, so all of
these will explode in popularity. We may not be able to share
space, but we’re sharing air space, and that can be even better,
since it doesn’t have the same limits.

It will be a more idealistic time, and progressive values can
become more and more mainstream. But we will all have to be
careful not to be too rigid about our ideas.  Jupiter in Aquarius
can be rather stern, when it comes to judging people who we
consider less enlightened. So we need to take a step back from
that, admit that we don’t know everything, and figure out new
ways to listen to each other.  

Jupiter will be here until May 13.  

Jupiter entered Aquarius
in NYC: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 8:07 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 5:07 am
in London: Sat, Dec 19,  2020, 1:07 pm  
in Singapore: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 9:07 pm   
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 12:07 am