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“What makes his world so hard to see clearly is not its strangeness but its usualness. Familiarity can blind you too.” Robert M. Pirsig

The waxing Moon continues in the anchoring sign of Taurus the Bull today, until early tonight (8:00 pm), when it then enters curious, busy Gemini. With the Taurus Moon, the realm of the familiar tends to hold greater appeal for us now. Too, isn’t there always a degree of comfort in things always seemingly being a certain way? Some measure of sameness or familiarity in an ever-changing world, it seems, can be very steadying and reassuring for us on many levels. That is perhaps part of the inherent appeal and charm of the sustaining Taurus Moon. It could also be part of the reason why the Moon is said to be exalted in Taurus, or able to impart its maximum impact on us.

A pitfall of familiarity, however, is that it can sometimes make it harder to perceive something older in a brand new light. It’s like the pre-formulated expectations that we have about an established matter block us from perceiving it’s true essence or reality in the present moment. That’s why it’s often a good practice to try to evaluate things through different lenses, to look at things in different ways. An endeavor that has also been shown to very creative and healthy for our brains! A good workout for our imagination.

The Taurus Moon also trines the empowering Sun in Capricorn this afternoon (1:34 pm), its last major planetary aspect before leaving Taurus. The Moon trine Sun influence depicts a nice harmonious flow between the masculine yang (Sun) energies and the feminine yin (Moon) energies. This can be a period when we may feel more unified, internally, and possibly also an excellent time to gather public support (Moon) for our outward ambitions (Sun). This energy should be great for any self-promotion or promotion of our businesses. Good for meeting with higher-ups, bosses, or authority figures. We could also be formally recognized now for our past accomplishments. Probably a good day to seek out a raise, or at least make a good case for receiving one. There is potentially always more of a spirit of cooperation whenever the Moon and the Sun are trined to each other. The Sun is also conjunct the Moon’s South Node in Capricorn today. It could be that karmic issues centering around how we’ve handled our worldly responsibilities, in the past, seep into our day some way.

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Famous January 16 Birthdays: Ethel Merman, John Carpenter, Kate Moss, Laura Schlessinger

The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am. Dr. Laura Schlessinger

This Day in History: On January 16, 1939 the comic strip “Superman” debuts in daily newspapers. Appropriately, perhaps, transiting He-Man Mars was in transformational Scorpio sextiling Fantasy Neptune that day! 🙂

Enjoy your day! Do whatever brings you comfort.

Patrice Thompson

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