Weekly Astrology Forecast, January 29-February 4: Into the Unknown

Weekly Astrology Forecast, January 29-February 4: Into the Unknown
Jan 2023

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With no major astrological movements and no planets in retrograde, it's a clear path forward as we enter February. Anticipate quiet and ease this week as we meet the first quarter Moon.
The Moon's Meaning in Astrology
In astrology, the Moon represents our intuitive nature from deep within. She is the feminine, the yin, Receptive in nature, the Moon signifies our deepest personal needs. Our subconscious. Our feeling of safety and comfort in ourselves. Our inner child and, simultaneously, our mother.
The Moon is in a constant flow of waxing and waning, birthing and dying, creating and letting go. As she moves through her cyclical phases of renewal every 27 and a half days, she represents the waves of emotions that come with being human. The Moon reminds us that we, too, journey through ever-moving internal and external cycles. We are movement, we are energy, we are flow, we are always releasing, and we are always becoming.
First Quarter Moon in Taurus
On January 28, 2023, we initiated the first quarter Moon. The halfway point between a new Moon of beginning and a full Moon of release, a first quarter Moon is a building phase. During it, we create who we are in response to what was begun at the new Moon. It is an invitation to look at what is emerging, what is being released, and who are we becoming.
We all feel and know the difference between a mental maybe and a full body commitment. When you know, you are all in, surrendered to the ride and ready to meet whatever might come forth. We are asked to consciously make a choice. Do we say yes to this new self that is emerging, these new desires, this new path calling our name? Do we not just say yes but embody that it is for us? Do we allow the unfolding of something unknown in our life?
With the influence of Taurus, this energy holds even deeper invitations of building. Taurus is the builder of the zodiac. It is an archetype that reminds us that there is no rush, that work must be balanced with pleasure, and that what is true will stand the test of time. Taurus teaches us that devotion to the long term is sustainable and it is where we grow.
Your invitation
The Moon is a constant reminder that your phases cannot be forced. You are moved by an internal guidance of action and rest, movement and stillness, push and pull, trust and surrender. This internal guidance does not come from logic or timelines.
As the Moon moves through her cycles, she invites you to review the journey that you are experiencing. With the influence of Taurus, this emerging can be felt through the senses and can seem to come from deep within yourself and the Earth. Taurus invites perseverance through stable and steady actions and invites grounded and practical action.
The first quarter Moon in Taurus is a beautiful opportunity to get on board with the inner pull that forever guides us forward--and to let it guide.
Learn more about the influence of astrology in your life, including astrological events the Moon cycles, your Sun and Moon and rising signs, how journaling can help you connect with the current influences, and more with Jordane Maree at Girl and her Moon.
About Our Contributor
Jordane Maree is the founder of Girl and Her Moon, a platform and community exploring Soul through the lens of astrology, tarot, and energy healing. She is a writer, intuitive astrologer, energy and soul guide, and host of Girl and Her Moon, The Podcast. She is inspired, every single day, to be the mirror for you to see all that you truly are, you in all your infinite abilities, in total expansion, in infinite opportunity and love.