Astrological Highlights for the Week Ahead
We should be in for a relatively tranquil week this week, with Venus beginning a Magickal transit in Pisces and peaceful Taurus flavouring the First Quarter Moon…
Venus in Pisces 26th January 2023 9:33pm (ET) 27th January 2023 2:33am (GMT)
Venus enters Pisces 26th January and will stay there until 20th February – great news for us as Venus is exalted in Pisces! Exaltation is a harmonious placement, that strengthens the effects of the planet’s energy – in this position, Venus can achieve its highest potential! Excellent timing for all you romantics out there as she will stay in Pisces throughout Valentine’s Day
The deepest Water sign – Pisces – is tender and affectionate a dreamer, full of spirituality and imagination. Pisces is Mutable, meaning it is happy to make changes; so, we can expect to remove some boundaries during this transit that may have been restricting us in love.
From a spiritual point of view this placement is wonderful! Venus in Pisces implores us to fall in love with the Divine and to get our spirituality back on track. Pisces energy is all about being true to yourself, learning your own self-worth and seeing the viability of your inner resources.
Venus of course rules love, but also beauty and finances – now, Pisces can be tricky with finances due to its dreamy nature making it a little careless with cash at times, but remember Mercury is grounded in Capricorn influencing us to be realistic and rational and the Sun is in Aquarius urging us to act intellectually for the betterment of our lives.
As I mentioned above, Venus is exalted in Pisces; so, while we may have a few challenges around losing money, if we overcome the hurdles and judge our spending correctly, we could come out of this transit in a more stable financial situation.
First Quarter in Taurus 28th January 2023 10:13am (ET) 28th January 2023 3:13pm (GMT)
First Quarter Moons are the perfect time for establishing intentions and performing rituals This phase is a great chance to really push to achieve the goals you set for yourself during New Moon Personally, I use the time from Waxing Crescent and First Quarter to really focus and home in on the intentions I wrote down during New Moon.
This is a good phase for Love and Luck Spells and anything to do with Growth or attracting things to us.
Spells8 has a plethora of wonderful spells to try for this phase! I always try to do one of the Luck spells around this time. I find Aura cleansing and the Road Opener particularly effective for me!
Taurus loves serenity, security, and peace The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus and our impulses tell us to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Whilst this phase is a comforting respite, it can be contradictory to the vibes of the First Quarter moon, which wants us to push forward.
As a compromise, combining some indulgence into your rituals is a good idea – treat yourself to a luxurious meal a lengthy bubble bath or whatever your go to pampering is before or after spell casting. Taurus has a deep, earthy vibe, so immersing yourself in nature would be another great way to honour this phase.
I hope you have a wonderful week and are looking forward to Imbolic coming up next week!
Love & Light to all