Monday, Jan. 31: This last day of January is a dynamo — combining the potential for great personal and worldly empowerment with the need to be circumspect and patient. Before the Moon leaves void status in earthy Capricorn to enter airy Aquarius (1:44am), the Moon unites with the asteroid Juno (12:41am). Strive for serenity to experience peace and harmony personally and to extend TLC to dear ones on the edge. As indicated at the close of yesterday’s calendar entry, the dark-of-the-moon phase is ongoing until the New Moon clocks in at 9:47pm activating 13 degrees of Aquarius. Your problem-solving and strategic thinking skill-sets are reinforced as Mercury in Capricorn forms a supportive, 60-degree rapport with Pallas Athena in Pisces (2:51am) and investment planning is essential since Vesta in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus (12:32pm). While the Aquarius New Moon (also the Chinese Lunar New Year) is a definite momentum- builder and launches the next four weeks of solar-lunar phases, the celestial scene tomorrow contains both turbulence and exuberance as the Sun and Moon connect with often restrictive Saturn, Venus energizes soul-sister bonds by uniting with Vesta in Capricorn, Juno darts into mind-expanding Aquarius until April 20, Pallas Athena jousts with Uranus and a nearly 24-hour void lunar zone in Aquarius begins at 3:02am on Tuesday and lasts until the Moon enters watery Pisces at 3:01am on Groundhog Day Wednesday February 2. Put on your thinking cap and wizard’s robe as the dazzling and profound first month of 2022 morphs into a wild, unsettled and fasten-your-seatbelts second month.


[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]