The Moon is in Taurus. It makes a positive aspect to Pluto late this afternoon. This is good energy for research or renovation. A positive aspect to Mercury late this evening means there’s good communications. When the Moon is in Taurus, we can handle financial issues, enjoy cooking, gardening and sensual activities.
The Sun travels into Capricorn. It’s the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It’s time for merry making, to lift our spirits. January is the best month for getting ourselves organized for the rest of the year. Starting our exercise programs, dumping possessions that we no longer need, organizing our homes, beginning to actualize our ambitions and learning how to detach ourselves ultimately from a fixation on a material level so we can bring light into our communities are all worthwhile goals.
Today the Dalai Lama says: From the point of view of a practitioner on the path, many of the high levels of realization you gain and the progress you make on your spiritual journey, are dependent on cooperation and interaction on other sentient beings.
In Mayan Astrology**it’s 7 Men also known as Eagle. Let’s develop a deeper knowledge of human nature.
Gardening: Moon in Taurus: Good for planting.
Remember, being aware of astrological energies means that not only are we in tune with the cosmos, we’re also in tune with ourselves. Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living, and another ancient Greek said, Know thyself. We can convert stressful planetary aspects to harmonious energies if we are aware of how they affect us and we are willing to take responsibility for our actions, without blaming others for our difficulties.
*From Insight from the Dalai Lama Desk Calendar 2015
**I always use How to Practice Mayan Astrology by Scofield and Orr as a reference