Astrology by Paul Saunders : Astrology of the Day – Moon in Sagittarius - Friday 12th January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon in Sagittarius - Friday 12th January 2018

Ill man
Mars conjunct Unukalhai - Illness on the rise

The Moon begins in the sign of Scorpio for the first few hours of this day before swiftly moving into Sagittarius. This will lighten the mood of what I sensed as being a very heavy atmosphere. The Moon in Sagittarius is much more optimistic and light in nature, there is much enthusiasm and a desire to learn too. This is the sign of the higher mind, and we will have lofty ideals to live up to now. The Moon in Sagittarius can be a little too honest for it's own good, but there is an honesty in one's intentions, even if one's actions under this Moon might be a little questionable. You could bracket this sign under the heading “lovable rogue” and I think that would sum things up quite well.

Now normally I would go on to explain the aspects that the Moon makes, but uniquely for the first time in three months since I began writing these daily posts there are none, save the Moon making a couple of very insignificant semi sextile (30 degree) aspects to Mercury and Saturn. None of the other planets make conjunctions either and so we have a day of Astrological suspense, almost like the calm before the storm.

Mars is now moving onto the main star in the constellation of Serpens, Unukalhai, meaning the neck of the snake. This star has a difficult reputation and is especially connected to matters of illness, and a lack of will power and energy. Now we have to remember that Mars is linked to Jupiter by a conjunction and this just adds to Mars' potency to push things ahead. Now it so happens in the UK news late today that the headline refers to a flu epidemic on the way with hospitals reporting cases up 50%. With these two stars connecting with Unukalhai, you can guarantee that those figures will rise still more in the next couple of days. This combination reduces our energies and increases our susceptibility for accidents, upsets and illness, so eat well, protect yourself as much as possible, and look after yourselves.