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“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – e. e. cummings

Luna – now in her Waxing Gibbous phase with 89% illumination – will spend her first full day in busy Gemini after shifting into that sign late last night. In Gemini, the Moon is more communicative and inquisitive. She is often particularly curious about what is going on in her immediate environment, including perhaps wanting to know what her neighbors are up to. Or maybe wondering who that stranger is walking down her street and why that person is there in the first place? Luna in Gemini reminds me a little of the nosy next-door neighbor Gladys Kravitz in the old “Bewitched” television series. Do you remember her? Always staring out her front window with a pair of binoculars, invariably looking aghast by what she sees.

A focal point for Luna today will be her conjunction with Mars Rx (2:47 pm) which ought to be interesting as Mars – which will be stationing direct on January 12 – is right now barely moving in the sky and will not even get back to some semblance of its normal speed until early February.

Moon-Mars conjunctions are usually synonymous with our taking some kind of action. But sometimes that action is undertaken too hastily so we may need to be on guard that we don’t inadvertently trip ourselves up with this one. And, of course, too, Mars is retrograde and Mercury – which rules Gemini – is also retrograde in Capricorn, stationing direct on January 18th, so it is possible that any action that we do take now will end up having to be revised or changed later – so we may want to just keep that in mind. However, this is often a very good aspect for physically working out, especially as a way to dissolve tension or stress or to perhaps get working on some of those New Year’s resolutions to become fitter.

Also, lest I forget, sometimes another possible shadow-side manifestation of a Moon-Mars hookup is that we fly off the handle and feel like giving everyone the finger! Not that any of us gathered here would actually do anything like that, mind you. ūüôā Just that the chance for something like this to occur might be a little more pronounced now – especially if we do not try to rein ourselves in and pause and take a few deep breaths.

Too, perhaps this is not really the most ideal cosmic climate for republican Kevin McCarthy to be facing today as he hopes to become ‘speaker of the house’ as a new divided congress convenes on Capitol Hill today for the very first time. Reportedly, he is already facing serious pushback from a few republicans who say that they will not vote for him for that position. Interesting to see what might or might not develop here. While I also really don’t care to wade into politics – as that has become such a divisive topic – I do wish that more of our elected officials would at least try to get along with each other and just do what we voted them into office to do. There, I’ve said my piece! – which was pretty much inevitable under this chatty Gemini Moon.

“Pull the string and it will follow you wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well!

Patrice Thompson

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Source Notes:

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/dwight-d-eisenhower-quotes

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/e-e-cummings-quotes

Picture: Moon Waxing Gibbous at Pixabay

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