Moon transits Sagittarius in PurvaAshada, conjunct retrograde Venus there as well. This brings much water to the day as the ruling deity here is Apas, the water goddess and the planetary rulership of this nakshatra is Venus. Apas grants us refreshment, purification and cleansing opportunities as well as nourishment and harmony in relationships. However, both Moon and Venus in Sagittarius also receive drishti from Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. This combination is certainly causing extreme winter conditions- including excess frozen water, snow, ice and high winds. The cold temperatures are considered "purification" by Nature's standards.
Moon moves to UttarAshada at 7:59 am CST, having crossed over retrograde Venus at this point and moves into Capricorn at 13:13 CST joining Sun there. UttarAshada is ruled by Vishvadeva and the planetary ownership is the Sun. The Vishvadevas are the "all-gods" or universal principles, also known as Natural Laws. These principles are the essential of life: goodness, truth, determination, talent, time, enjoyment, firmness, ancestors, abundance, joy, pleasantness, sight, fame and leadership. When we want success and forward progress, we must abide by these qualities and aspects of life. Regardless of what it appears to be from the outside, each of us are working on these qualities of life- each in our own way.
*As per this week's horoscopes: Saturn and Mars will be in exact degrees on 1.29 at 06:47 CST for just over an hour. During this time be cautious while driving, traveling or commuting- be alert and avoid distractions. This is a general caution for the current planetary trends right now, however, but be especially cautious Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.