Jan 12 • 6M

Episode #89: Moon Opposite Neptune and Sun Sextile Neptune--Don't Fall Asleep In The Field of Poppies! Let The Sunshine Keep You Awake

Daily Horoscope for Thursday, January 12, 2023

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Here are the timestamps for today's horoscope:

0:00 Welcome to the AstroMommy Newsletter Introduction

0:45 Good morning, friends!  Updates

0:56 Daily Horoscope for Thursday, January 12, 2023

4:45 The card for the day

5:35 End Remarks

5:40 Astrology, quick links, and resources


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Without further ado, here is the daily horoscope.

Good morning, friends!

Okay, so I’ve decided to go back to posting every day for the next week and this is the second day of doing that--I appreciate your patience as I figure out the best writing schedule for myself.  So, today’s horoscope is just for Thursday, and tomorrow I will post Friday’s, and so on and so forth.  I will still post the weekend forecast for my paid subscribers on Saturday morning. 

Okay, let’s get into…the astrology

Today Mars stations direct, yay!  Ugh, this Mars retrograde has felt a little bit like nails on a chalkboard!  It didn’t seem to be so bad in the beginning and then Mars squared Neptune and that totally sucked and then this last week while Mars was super slow (and hanging out right on my Ascendant, might I add!) just felt so heavy, lethargic, and sluggish, like we were all stuck in quicksand, just slowly sinking but not able to pull ourselves out of it!

This whole Mars retrograde for me felt very mentally stimulating and almost like there was too much electricity going through my neurons, but this last week has felt like spinning my wheels! It’s as if there were still all the electrical impulses going on but I wasn’t able to move.  I am very happy that Mars is stationing direct today and will start to pick up speed and get the heck out of my first house! 

How about you?  How has this Mars retrograde in Gemini been for you?  I would love to know so please leave a comment.

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The Moon today is in Virgo until she ingresses into Libra at 9:56 pm ET.  The Moon starts out with a nice trine to the Sun this morning at around 6:30 am ET and then she will oppose Neptune at about 8:30 am ET and then finish off her time in Virgo with a trine to Pluto at about 6 pm ET. Then she will be void of course until her ingress into Libra late tonight.

So, the Moon is making some favorable and harmonious aspects but also an opposition—this could feel like a great day for the most part.  Things could feel like they are finally turning around and they are—because literally Mars is turning around from our perspective and stationing direct, right?!  So, emotionally we may feel as if some sort of weight has been lifted and we are freed from the quicksand feeling or the decision paralysis that we have been feeling and things are feeling clearer.

Then the moon’s opposition to Neptune occurs and we feel pulled in two different directions again, but is it real? 

Neptune symbolizes deception, illusion, loss, and disappointment, so there could be the feeling like something happens that makes you confused again when earlier you were feeling a lot more clarity—it’s like you knew which way you were going on the yellow brick road and then you have to go through another field of poppies! 

It’s so easy to fall asleep and dream and not realize that you are not moving in any direction in the field of poppies—so, how do we get through it?  We have to not allow ourselves to get hypnotized or bewitched by whatever it is that is shiny and pretty that is trying to fog our vision.  It’s like a mirage on the dessert of an oasis—it’s an illusion of something we need and want, but when we get there it’s still just sand. 

So, don’t fall for it today.  Keep your head out of the clouds and your feet grounded.  It may be helpful to read over the pros and cons list you made yesterday and remind yourself of the reality of a situation. 

While the Moon opposes Neptune, the Sun in Capricorn is within 1 degree of perfecting his sextile to Neptune in Pisces, which will become exact tomorrow morning at 9:11 am ET—So, by tomorrow morning we could feel like we avoided the poppies and we were able to cut through the fog with sunlight.

By late tonight the Moon will ingress into Libra and this is when the Moon starts to get a little lightheaded, literally!  Moon in Libra is carefree, social, and bubbly—it reminds me of the scene in Mary Poppins where they all start laughing and then start floating around! 

It’s lighthearted fun and silliness.  This transition from the Virgo moon energy of being helpful, rational, and meticulous to the lofty, easygoing, and carefree attitude of Libra may be just what we need to take the edge off, or it could provide another time of confusion when we feel wishy-washy again.  So, just be aware that the pros and cons list that you made may be your lifeline to reality and staying in touch with your real emotions.  This time when the Moon is in Libra, over the next two days or so, could also be a time when it’s a good time to seek counsel from your friends, family, or professionals to help you make the best decisions going forward.

Let’s move on to the card for the day:

What is the guidance for today?

40—Water Element ~ Sensing—reversed

The element of Water is all about flow—the flow of emotions, the flow of actions, the flow of thoughts, and the flow of resources.  It’s about letting matters flow forth in an intuitive way that seems guided by an invisible hand like a river is guided by the land that it flows over. 

In the reversed position, I feel that it is a reminder to check in with yourself and make sure that it’s not the poppies’ influence that you are following, but is indeed your intuition.  If it is your own feelings and intuitive hits that are guiding you, then by all means, go with the flow.  If it is the influence of the poppies in life that are guiding you or you are being led by a false promise of something—take a step back and check in with yourself.  Have caution about following the herd and truly make sure you are following your own heart and not just trying to fit in. 

I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment! 

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I hope this is helpful!

Until Friday,


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