Again like last week there is actually very little in the way of astrology to comment on with the exception of minor link up of planets on Mon, Jan 8; and the fact that we are in a full moon period right now.
The Moon represents the manifest side of life, that which the Sun of the spirit illuminates and takes form in the mind. During full moons then there is a symbolical/physical representation of the full ideal state of life, and all of the faculties of man in perfect alignment with his Source.
In the West there is a superstitious attitude about the full moons, supposedly police calls are on the rise and maybe hospitals have a higher admission of mental illness related situations, but I would like to see the research on that (if there is any). I would make an educated guess that full moon might coincide with increased incidences of mental pathology, but not without concurrent other astrological influences coming to bear from the malefic planets, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto (and a few others).
If you not careful you might have a powerful, transcendent spiritual experience during a full moon, or a significant creative productive cycle. You might have greater fortune in your affairs, and you might be decidedly happy beyond your norm. Don’t let half-baked, untested and superstitiously formed ideas about full moons prevent you from a wonderful time. Keep it tuned to SWN, your unique “cosmic weather channel”. I think if you check it out, I might have better numbers that your local “mundane” weatherman.
Therefore the day to be aware of during this period is Monday, January 8. Mars and Saturn trine with Juno smack in the middle, punctuated by the sharp biquintile of the Sun to Saturn on the same day. Mars and Saturn acting on Juno could bring out a frustrated, unrequited desire in relationships; or one that is muted and moderated in tone that has potentials to bring relationships to constructive endeavors.
Past hurts and heretofore-hardened feelings stand a greater chance of relaxing and letting in more mature attitudes and feelings. The influence of the Sun in a somewhat sharp manner (the biquintile aspect) however, may deepen the feelings of inadequacy, alienation, or severity in relationships, and bring to mind past wounds of an extremely harsh degree.
The upside to this though is that if people can pass through these times relatively intact they leave with a feeling that they can handle anything, and maybe that the bugaboos that haunt our lives and relationships are not that frightening after all. When we choose consciously or not to tread a rocky path in our relationships the destination is at the end of that “path less traveled”. I recently saw “Seven Years in Tibet” with Brad Pitt, and one of the things I remember from that movie is the rugged terrain. You don’t travel to Tibet for a vacation, but you do to come closer to God. Great movie by the way. I also recently saw “Remember the Titans” with Denzel Washington, which one of the themes certainly was relationships forged in hardship; I highly recommend that one as well. You can form your own spiritual assessment of that movie’s message yourself.