The Sky Today, January 8, 2023

At 8:52 a.m.: The moon is opposite Venus

After sun up, the Leo moon opposes Venus in Aquarius, stimulating insecurity. We feel distant from others, even if we are in a room full of people. Failing to achieve the validation we desire can cause us to showboat for attention. Naturally, this only further damages our self-confidence.  The real issue now is not that others do not value us, it’s that we do not value ourselves. Take the energy you would put into people-pleasing and invest it instead in the creative pursuits that bring you joy. If we make our own happiness, people will flock to us in order to be a part of it!

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At 11:19 a.m.: The moon is sextile Mars

Before noon, the moon sextiles retrograde Mars in Gemini, helping us to cooperate with others. If we’ve chosen a creative pursuit to busy ourselves with during the moon-Venus opposition, this influence will help us to sink into our passion project and achieve success in this venture.  However, this aspect is not just about achieving accolades. It is about the internal gratification we attain for doing something that has merit to us. It is about being brave enough to see our efforts through despite the odds. 

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