With today’s new moon in Pisces there has never been a better time for rebirth. Ready to turn over a new leaf? Ready to envision a different future for yourself? The time is now, my friend, to utilize the gift we are all being given right now in order to harness this chance for redemption.
The point of power is always in the present moment. That is a powerful affirmation from the late great Louise Hay. And you know what? It’s true. The present moment, right now, today, has the new moon conjunct the planet Neptune invoking our imagination and our ability to manifest our desires from a spiritual center. And are you connected to your own spiritual center? If not that is a great place to start with this new moon.
As with all things Pisces and Neptune we must understand that the way forward isn’t linear. Especially with Mercury turning retrograde at 29 degree Pisces yesterday. Now is the time for instinct. For intuition. For spiritual guidance. For divine trust. Start by trusting yourself to create the life you truly desire by first and foremost being grateful for what you have right here right now, in the present moment.
What do you truly desire? Perhaps you need to go back, back in time, in order to remember and regain that which was once important to you but is now forgotten or cast to the wayside. Perhaps you need to go within, into meditation and contemplation, to reconnect with your heart center. Perhaps you need to revisit the goals you set for yourself just a few months ago at the beginning of 2019. Whatever direction your path takes you is okay. It’s more than okay. It’s the path to rebirth. Be who you were born to be. Be you. You are the only one who can do that.
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As we move into March and the weekend we have a lot of imminent changes. It’s likely you feel like you are teetering on the brink. Uranus, planet of sudden change, is beating his drum in the anaretic degree of Aries. The tension is building. The dam is about to burst. What’s getting ready to explode in your life?
It might be your relationships. Venus makes a square to Uranus early Friday morning. Look for shake ups in your love life or in your finances. Unexpected change? Or perhaps an unexpected bill is coming due? Sometimes the surprise is a welcome one, but not always. Be ready to respond quickly as Uranus in Aries doesn’t give you time to mull things over.
Later on Friday we have Venus moving into the sign of Aquarius. There is something idealistic about Aquarius, and it brings our relationships to a higher vibration. We now can act in our lives based on our principles instead of based on the world around us. Time to raise the bar. It starts with us. Take the high road and see who follows you. That’s your tribe.
Saturday and Sunday are pretty quiet but the pressure doesn’t let up as early next week we have a few choice things in store. First off, everyone’s favorite transit, Mercury retrograde, begins Tuesday, March 5th, at the 29th degree of Pisces, the last degree of the entire zodiac. If that’s not ominous and unusual for Mercury retrograde I don’t know what is. We are going to be feeling the slow down even before Mercury turns retrograde next week so be careful with communication and technology. And if you are traveling allow yourself a little extra time in case there are traffic slow downs or in case you get lost. I know you don’t think that’s going to happen but the energy is out there and the best thing to do is to be prepared.
On Wednesday, March 6th, we have a really big day coming up. We have not only the new moon in Pisces which happens conjunct nebulous Neptune; we also have Uranus moving into the sign of Taurus for good. Or at least until 2025 which is a long way off. We are moving out of our comfort zone and we just don’t know what the world will look like when the dust settles. More on the events of next week to come. In the meantime be brave and visualize your ideal life. Thoughts become things, after all.
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We have this ongoing outer planet aspect which is exact on Thursday, January 31, 2019, but Saturn sextile Neptune has been within a 1 degree orb since January 19th and it will last through February 14th. With almost a full month of Saturn-Neptune playing the melody in our background music this year we should take a look at what these planets mean.
Saturn represents responsibility, structure, foundation, hard work, stability and minimalism, just for a few key words. Saturn is currently transiting his home sign of Capricorn where he is strong, serious and no-nonsense. Neptune, on the other hand, represents idealism, fantasy, vulnerability, sensitivity and what I think is particularly important right now in our world: compassion.
Neptune can be a difficult planet at times. Often we experience it as hopeless or disillusionment, especially when Saturn is involved. But when we go through disenfranchisement, or disappointment, or even the end of hope, we begin to ask ourselves certain philosophical questions:
What’s the meaning of it all?
What’s the point, anyway?
Why am I even here?
Why am I going through this?
Why do I have to feel this way?
Is there even any meaning in this life?
Faced with these questions we are given a choice: give up and live in the pain, OR step and and find a greater meaning to it all. And that greater meaning, without trying to sound too cliche, is love.
When we see that we have the power to live in a state of pain or a state of love, that we actually really do have that choice, we learn a powerful lesson (i.e. Saturn): we are responsible for our own suffering just as we are responsible for our own happiness. We can choose how we approach life, how we think about ourselves, and how we treat others. As we learn that we have this powerful choice another realization dawns on us: not everyone is aware that this is a choice. And so then we discover compassion.
The Dalai Lama recently was quoted saying “In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of the same thing: Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.”
If we are to be truly responsible (Saturnian) members of society we learn to develop compassion (Neptune). It is more difficult to wish that others be free of suffering than to blame the victims. If we can make out the suffering that a being is going through to be their own fault, instead of a reflection of the larger society in which we reside, it relieves us of any individual responsibility on the matter. We are free not to care. But as Saturn and Neptune dance together in the sky we see that even when we pretend that we don’t care the suffering continues, and we harm ourselves by allowing the world to continue onward in this cruel fashion.
So what an we do? Being in a state of compassion, a state of love is a start. Can we love ourselves enough to allow ourselves to be happy? Can we love ourselves enough to try? Can we hold our own lives, our own souls, with compassionate understanding? Saturn asks us to take care of ourselves, first, before we try to take care of others. If you wish to gain compassion for others you should start with yourself. Then that compassion you have for yourself can be like a little seed that sprouts and grows into compassion for others, as well.
If you are an empath or a sensitive this Saturn-Neptune aspect is wonderful for working to develop your intuitive abilities. We need both boundaries (Saturn) and vibrational awareness (Neptune) to be healthy intuitives. We need to know when to turn it off and how to tune in and turn up the dial so we can be better attuned to the intuitive messages we are receiving. The development of compassion for yourself for this process is an important step in learning to truly trust yourself.
When we trust ourselves, when we have compassion for ourselves and for others, we come to realize that we are safe in this world. And when we feel safe we no longer need to act from that place of fear that seems so common in our 24 hour news cycle. By making a commitment (Saturn) to learn how to love better, to have more compassion (Neptune), we can each take a small step in making this world a better place. One moment at a time we can build a foundation of compassionate understanding for all beings. And from there perhaps, some day, we will see that we really are all one, and what seems like isolation, like separateness, is merely looking through different windows from the same divine mansion.
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Weekly Forecast ~ Week of December 24th
If you celebrate Christmas it’s here! The full moon last weekend was tense but things simmer down as we move into Christmas and New Years. It’s a good time of year to pause and reflect. Think about what you harvested over the past year and think about what seeds you intend to plant in the coming year. That’s what astrological winter is all about! Let your fields lie fallow in preparation for planting in the spring.
Monday December 24th ~ Christmas Eve
Moon in Cancer void-of-course at 8:50 AM CST
Moon enters Leo at 10:58 AM CST
Mercury square Neptune
I actually have Mercury square Neptune in my natal chart so I really do know something about this. At worst it’s delusional thinking. At best it’s magical thinking. What’s the difference, you ask? It’s a fine line that’s almost impossible to see, as with everything Neptunian, but it’s there and as you practice in this area you can get the feel of things. Are you fooling yourself? Or are you creating a new reality through the thoughts you think and the words you say? There is an inherent magic in our thoughts and words so keep that in mind as you go about your day and be mindful of the power of both your deliberate messages as well as your subconscious messages. Pay attention. This aspects tempts you to go off script but be cognizant of what it is you really want to manifest in your life.
Tuesday December 25th ~
Moon in Leo
Merry Christmas! The sunny Leo moon adds appreciation and warmth to a day devoted to family and sharing generosity with one another, whether that is through gifts or shared meals or simply good intentioned company. Do what you can to help others feel appreciated and this will allow you to feel appreciated, too.
Wednesday December 26th ~
Moon in Leo void-of-course at 9:36 AM CST
Moon enters Virgo at 11:40 PM CST
We have easy lunar aspects only today so we should feel like things are a breeze. Life flows. We can move from one thing to the next without obstacles coming up to block us. It’s good energy for relaxing but also for clearing up and cleaning out from yesterday’s festivities.
Thursday December 27th ~
Moon in Virgo
The Virgo moon loves to spend time in nature. If you have the chance today that would be an amazing thing to go do. I am in California this week and going somewhere like Muir Woods or Point Reyes would be great ideas for an activity for today. If you can’t get outside you can do some purging and clearing and organizing, all of which the Virgo moon enjoys as well.
Friday December 28th
Moon in Virgo void-of-course at 10:27 AM CST
Moon enters Libra at 2:23 PM CST
Venus sextile Pluto
With Venus in a sextile aspect to Pluto today we feel beautiful,sensual, and able to recognize the attraction of the shadow. The world is made up of a combination of light and shadows. Without the shadows we would not have the same level of depth and complexity in life. Depth and complexity add interest and today is a day where we can see how special those extras dimensions of our lives are, even if we don’t always appreciate such things.
Saturday December 29th ~
Moon in Libra
It’s a harmonious day with the moon in lovely Libra. Libra is an air sign so appreciates intellectual pursuits. Libra is also focused on relationships so spend some time with your partner, a good friend, or a close family member. Enjoy the company and remember that for Libra it’s more important to have everyone get along than to be right about something. So can’t we all just get along?
Sunday December 30th ~
Moon in Libra void-of-course at 4:53 PM CST
Moon enters Scorpio at 7:23 PM CST
It’s another mellow day as we prepare to welcome the new year over the next couple of days. With the moon in Libra most of the day we can relax and enjoy the harmony. When the moon enters Scorpio in the evening we might start to feel a little intensity grow but it’s still on the side of chill as long as you can keep yourself there, too!
After a relatively easy week last week in terms of astrological weather we are able to continue in that vein with some positive energy boosts. The holidays are here and life might be hectic but it feels good and we are having fun!
Monday December 17th ~
Moon in Aries
Mars sextile Pluto
With Mars and Pluto in harmony I like to think that there is strong motivation to do something meaningful. Pluto appreciates depth and Mars likes to take action so this energy is quite complimentary. Ask yourself if there is something you can do right now in your life that brings more meaning to your daily efforts? Then do that!
Tuesday December 18th ~
Moon in Aries void-of-course at 1:21 AM CST
Moon enters Taurus at 3:37 AM CST
The moon in Taurus appreciates the finer things in life. By that I mean quality over quantity. I think this is an important idea to take time with as we move forward in the holiday season where over consumption and consumerism is rampant. Think about one thing you can do to make everything more special. That one thing can bring you more joy than the twenty things you might also feel like you “should” be doing. It might be family carols being sung. It might be treating yourself to a long, hot, luxurious bath. It might be making a simpler dinner with better ingredients instead of something more complex using cheaper stuff. Whatever it is for you understand that quality really does matter to Taurus. One nice thing is much better than ten just okay things!
Wednesday December 19th ~
Moon in Taurus void-of-course at 6:42 PM CST
Another day with the moon in Taurus allows us to slow down and take our time doing things right. Taurus isn’t in a rush. Taurus would rather do one thing at a time and do it well. No multitasking here! I dare you to try that for just one day: no multitasking … and let me know how that feels.
Thursday December 20th ~
Moon enters Gemini at 8:34 AM CST
Sun trine Uranus
It’s an upbeat day with the sun making a smooth trine to Uranus. We feel buoyant and excited for what might be around the next corner. If this is a strange feeling for you, that feeling of excitement at the unexpected, you are long overdue to step outside your comfort zone. We often stay where we know it’s safe in the world instead of letting ourselves enter into uncertainty. But uncertainty is good for us and it helps us to get in touch with the unpredictable nature of being human. Use today’s energy to celebrate the unexpected and to do something you normally would never do!
Friday December 21st ~ Winter Solstice
Moon in Gemini
Venus trine Neptune
Mercury conjunct Jupiter
Sun enters Capricorn
There is a lot going on today! We will save the new season for last and start with today’s aspects. With Venus trine Neptune it’s like we are entering a romantic watercolor painting. Things are a little fuzzy, slightly out of focus, but it makes things look more attractive that way! But seriously this is a dreamy aspect, literally. Your dreams might be more active. You might feel inclined to acknowledge the divine feminine or to take that elusive moment to stop and actually smell the roses. Let’s all go get drunk on love!
Mercury conjunct Jupiter is the 3rd pass in a 3 part series that began back in October before Mercury went retrograde. With Jupiter we think about the big picture and with Mercury the details so the two perspectives are being merged over the course of the last couple of months on some area of your life. For me it happens in my home sector (my fourth house) and it’s very fitting as my vision for our new home in Texas begins to take shape and I figure out all the details to make it happen. If you look back for yourself you will see a similar pattern of figuring out the way to make some goal or vision real.
Hello Winter Solstice! The sun enters Capricorn today which kicks off a new solar month and a new season. It’s the first day of winter! I love the solstice. To me this is the true new year. It is the time of resolution and determination. It’s Capricorn season! Capricorn often gets the reputation as being boring and only caring about work but I don’t see that at all! Capricorn is focused and hardworking, yes, but they are funny with a dry sense of humor. They are randy like the goats that symbolize them, too. They climb mountains and then find another mountain to climb. What metaphorical mountains are looming large in your own life that you would like to conquer? With Capricorn energy you can achieve that conquest!
Saturday December 22nd ~
Moon in Gemini void-of-course at 8:21 AM CST
Moon enters Cancer at 10:28 AM CST
Full Moon in Cancer at 11:49 AM CST
The full moon in Cancer this month is dramatic, even more so than a standard full moon. In the first degree of Cancer/Capricorn there is a certain amount of tension and here we are with the full moon adding to the mix! Cancer is all about home and family while Capricorn is about building a legacy and public/professional accomplishment. So during this full moon is it likely there is some tension in our own lives between home and career. For example we want to take time off work to spend the holidays with our families but work demands creep in and infringe onto our family time. That’s just one example but you get the idea.
The Sabian Symbol for the full moon is “On A Ship The Sailors Lower An Old Flag And Raise A New One”. This is a time of transition. Our allegiance may be changing. Our mission might be shifting toward something new. It’s time to take down the symbols of the “old you” and the replace them with new symbolism that better resonates with you as an evolving being. Ships are on a journey and so are we. Where are we heading to in this stage of the journey? And what flag are we flying?
Sunday December 23rd ~
Moon in Cancer
We may still be reeling from the intensity of yesterday’s full moon yet today, with the moon in Cancer, we can create a nesting environment for ourselves and our loved ones to have a sanctuary away from the outer world. Show those closest to you how much you love them. As my 4 year old often says “I did this for you because I love you.” We all understand and appreciate those small acts of love, whether we are on the giving or the receiving end of them.
Weekly Forecast ~ Week of December 10th
I don’t want to jinx things by saying there is smooth sailing ahead but since last week’s new moon we have had some mild and supportive energy that makes this week a breeze! Or at least much more of a breeze than things have been lately!
Monday December 10th ~
Moon in Capricorn Void-Of-Course at 3:27 PM CST
Moon Enters Aquarius at 5:39 PM CST
It’s a good day for productivity. Most of the day we have the moon in Capricorn which likes to focus on real world tasks. Accomplishment feels good, especially if you plan to rule the world someday! I know I say that as a joke but the truth is we can all be the master of our own universe. Get to it, then!
Tuesday December 11th ~
Moon in Aquarius
The moon in Aquarius enjoys logic problems, thinking games, but never enjoys mind games. Playing mind games with people leads to mistrust and dishonor. Aquarius wants to be an idealist but they sometimes have trouble in interpersonal relations because they can be a little too logical. If you are overthinking a relationship issue today let it go and instead ask yourself how you can help your fellow man or woman in this situation. That will help resolve the issue.
Wednesday December 12th ~
Moon in Aquarius void-of-course at 3:53 PM CST
Mercury enters Sagittarius (again)
Mercury was just in Sagittarius a week or two ago before he dipped back into Scorpio to finish off his retrograde period. We should all be walking over familiar ground right now. We already covered this previously. But this third time around is the final chance to get your mind (Mercury) aligned with your personal philosophy (Sagittarius) so that you can truly walk the talk and not just talk the talk. As Carl Jung said: “You are what you do. Not what you say you’ll do.”
Thursday December 13th ~
Moon in Aquarius void-of-course at 4:20 AM CST
Moon enters Pisces at 6:40 AM CST
Most of the day the moon is in Pisces which encourages us to go with the flow. Since the moon makes an early square to Mercury we might have to deal with a conflict between our head (Mercury) and our heart (moon) but if we stay with it we are assured that this too shall pass.
Friday December 14th ~
Moon in Pisces
The Pisces moon can get lost in imagination today, especially as she wanders into Neptune and closes her eyes to dance in the mist. Since most of us have things in the real world to accomplish we might have to fight against this but if can you try taking up the fine art of doodling today and see what shows up on the paper. You might just surprise yourself.
Saturday December 15th ~
Moon in Pisces void-of-course at 5:49 AM CST
Moon enters Aries at 6:44 PM CST
Most of the day we wander like the void-of-course moon in Pisces. I was reading a book recently where the author talked about the spiritual practice of getting lost. The French even have a word for it, when you go for a leisurely stroll with no destination in mind you are called a “flâneur.” The energy today supports this quest to go nowhere intentionally. Try it out. See how it feels. Do the angels and faeries show up to help you along the way?
Sunday December 16th ~
Moon in Aries
Venus sextile Saturn
Venus and Saturn get along quite well. Venus like stability in her relationships and Saturn provides a solid foundation for trust and well being. Venus is in Scorpio right now and might be feeling like she has to try too hard to feel loved but then along comes Saturn and he takes her by the hand and assures her that he loves her just as she is. This is a good day for furthering commitments and for laying foundation stones. If there is a part of your own life that needs a better foundation you can take today’s energy, commit to what needs improvement, and take the first step.
Weekly Forecast ~ Week of December 3rd
There seems to be a theme this week involving Mercury and Neptune … great for spiritual work and inner realizations … not as great for getting real things done in the real world. Take heart, fair traveller, the fog will lift and the road ahead will be clear soon enough once more.
Monday December 3rd ~
Moon in Libra Void-Of-Course at 12:16 PM CST
Moon Enters Scorpio at 1:55 PM CST
Once the moon enters Scorpio this afternoon we have 4 bodies in water signs again, and that’s not even including Chiron who is also in a water sign. We had a momentary reprieve but now are back swimming in the ocean. Use this time to get in touch with those deeper emotions that are sometimes repressed. Can you float with them? Can you simply be okay with the feelings you feel? The answer is yes, if you let yourself.
Tuesday December 4th ~
Moon in Scorpio
We are preparing for Mercury Station Direct on Thursday and the New Moon in Sagittarius on Friday. Personally I waiting for both of those things to occur before I start my Christmas shopping this year! I know … I am usually am early shopper too but this year the energy just hasn’t been supporting that process yet. So if you haven’t shopped yet, like me, be okay holding off until this coming weekend at the earliest.
Wednesday December 5th ~
Moon in Scorpio void-of-course at 3:53 PM CST
Moon enters Sagittarius at 8:49 PM CST
Sun Square Neptune
Think you are confused? Maybe you have things backwards? Well today’s sun-Septune square will often bring us to confront some delusion we have been living with … but don’t run away screaming yet! Think of Neptune as thick fog and the sun dispels the fog, right? It does … but the process of discovering what has been hidden in that fog can be difficult. It’s like realizing that the weight loss solution you have been working on has actually caused you to gain more weight. Unpleasant perhaps but without that realization you would stay lost on that path that isn’t really working for you after all. So honor the clarity that comes forward out of the confusion today and make the best of it. Ignorance is not bliss … you just think it is because you don’t know the full story.
Thursday December 6th ~
Moon in Sagittarius
Mercury Station Direct
I know we have been waiting for Mercury to return to his normal, direct motion, for quite some time. And today we have the beginning of that, yay! But I just want to warn you that a stationary Mercury is a problematic Mercury so wait a few days, if you can, to sign that contract or to make that big purchase. Let him get back up to speed and then you will be fine.
Friday December 7th ~
New Moon in Sagittarius
Mars Conjunct Neptune
The new moon in Sagittarius is, like all new moons, a wonderful influx of positive energy into an area of your chart that may have been feeling neglected or untended. Depending of where Sagittarius is in your own chart and where this new moon falls you have the opportunity to set a fresh perspective on life in that area.
The sign of Sagittarius is very philosophical. It is about what we believe. Whether we prefer Nietzsche, Dr. Seuss, or Mr. Spock as setting the tone of our personal philosophy in life we have the opportunity to revisit that and refresh it, as needed. The great thing about our own personal belief system is that it continues to evolve over time and we can make adjustments as we gain more wisdom and life experience. The Sagittarius new moon is a wonderful time to do that for yourself.
The Sabian Symbol for this new moon is “Sea Gulls Fly Around A Ship In Expectation Of Food”. On one hand I see that seagulls might have found a shortcut for their survival and I realize that it’s human nature, indeed the nature of all living things, to look for the easier way to do things in life. That’s why so many people eat fast food, even when they know it isn’t good for them: it’s easy and there is very little effort required to get it. The sea gulls in this symbol have lost their inherent wildness and instead have become dependent on human society to meet their needs. This gives us all the opportunity the think about where we may have lost a little bit of our own inherent wildness by becoming dependent, as well. We are not saying this is necessarily a bad thing but it is something to spark your brain and think more deeply about your own habits.
As if that’s not enough today we also have Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This conjunct is also square the new moon and so is a major player in the new moon energies this month as well. Mars conjunct Neptune reminds me of rainbow chasing. You can never truly find the end of the rainbow but it’s got to be out there somewhere so you look. Putting your energy into something fantastical fits the day. Another way of looking at this conjunction is as spiritual action. Instead of simply saying what you believe in your faith can you also act as you believe? Walk to talk, so to speak? If you believe the world is a good place then act like it. If you believe we are all One then why do we hurt each other? By doing so we are only hurting ourselves. Spiritual action is something more than just an idea, it’s a way of being.
This new moon energy with the Mars-Neptune conjunction brings to mind a sand mandala. The Buddhist monks who make these intricate works of art do so as an offering of their belief that the nature of life is transitory. A thing of beauty can be created and then it is destroyed as a part of the ceremony. How can we spend so much time and energy working on something that will only be destroyed in the end? Because we believe that life is sacred and beautiful and that all things must end.
Saturday December 8th ~
Moon in Sagittarius void-of-course at 4:00 AM CST
Moon enters Capricorn at 6:01 AM CST
As we are still under the sway of yesterday’s new moon energy we can apply ourselves toward our own spiritual work, whatever that looks like to us as individuals. We are spiritual creatures and yet we often spend very little time or effort on our spiritual beings. Since the new moon highlighted the tension between spiritual belief and spiritual practice we can use today to move out of our heads (where our belief lies) and into the real world (with our practice). The Capricorn moon supports this as long as we have actual things to do such as a walking meditation, yoga, gardening or even doing dishes. Anything in the physical world can be a spiritual practice if we approach the activity with such an intention.
Sunday December 9th ~
Moon in Capricorn
The energy today is wonderful for finally getting into those holiday tasks that you haven’t had time for yet this season. Whether it’s shopping or baking or preparing your own special holiday tradition the moon in Capricorn appreciates having something tangible to accomplish. If you don’t celebrate Christmas there is certainly something you have been meaning to do for a while now and today is a great day to make it happen.
Weekly Forecast ~ Week of November 26th
We start this week off with a boost of light and we finish with a dive back into the watery depths. It’s a planetary roller coaster, all! Do what you can to enjoy the ride!
Monday November 26th ~
Moon in Cancer
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury Square Mars
What it means:
When I think of the sun and Jupiter together in Sagittarius I think of warmth, joy, optimism and confidence. What a beautiful day! What a beautiful transit! Anything that makes you feel more alive, more joyful, more generous is recommended today. Feel your inner glow and shine your light on others you meet. This is wonderful energy for spiritual inspiration as well … you can touch the face of god on a day like today. Enjoy!
Mercury squaring Mars is another matter … there could be some rash words, even angry words. With Mercury retrograde this could relate to an ongoing issue or something you thought had been dealt with previously but is here again and needs more attention. If you are starting to feel frustrated today turn this situation around in your head. Know that it will get dealt with and know that getting upset about it isn’t going to help in getting it done.
Questions to ask:
What truly brings me joy? What am I grateful for? How can I share my good fortune with those around me? Where in my life do I feel inspired?
When I lose my temper how can I find it again? What am I really upset about, underneath all the surface stuff?
Tuesday November 27th ~
Moon in Cancer void-of-course at 1:22 AM CST
Moon enters Leo at 2:35 AM CST
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Mars Sextile Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
What it means:
There is a lot going on today. Let’s start with the Mars-Saturn aspect and then take the two aspects involving Mercury together.
Mars sextile Saturn is wonderful for getting it done, whatever it is. If there is something you have been putting off then today is the day to jump on it and make it happen. You will have the tenacity to see it though, whether it’s a phone call you have been dreading or a project you wanted to complete or a workout you have wanted to try. Mars-Saturn is great energy that lasts so you can accomplish that thing you didn’t want to have to bother with at all.
We have the sun conjoining Mercury in the early morning and then Mercury conjoining Jupiter later the in the day. To be honest today is a day for amazing insight. It’s a day for bright ideas. It’s a day to believe in yourself and to believe that the world really is a good place.
With sun-Mercury we have the halfway point of the Mercury retrograde cycle. Things start to get easier. We are figuring out how to resolve some of the issues that have cropped up under Mercury retrograde. I kind of think of Mercury retrograde as the time when problems tend to come to light … because problems are a natural part of human existence and even if we did something how we thought it should be done previously we often get new information under Mercury retrograde that requires us to reconsider our plan. So we make adjustments and we work on making our life, our relationships, our work more efficient and more well put together. When the sun and Mercury are together we have the light of the universe shining into our thoughts and inspiring us with clarity of vision. So if you are feeling it today then see it through.
With Mercury-Jupiter we can the power of faith, hope and optimism in our thoughts and in our words. We can say the right thing when someone needs to hear it, or we can think the right thing when we need it most. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul” (Emily Dickinson) and today we are feeding that feathered source of hope within us.
Questions to ask:
What tasks can you accomplish today that on other days might have seemed too daunting? What would you like to have in your life that might take a little bit of effort but that would be totally worth that effort?
If you had clarity, optimism and faith in yourself and in the world what would you do? How would you act? Who would you be right now?
Wednesday November 28th ~
Moon in Leo
No Exact Aspects
Since there are no exact aspects today I would like to pause a take a look at the BIG PICTURE for a moment. We are all on a path seeking redemption. We are all struggling with living in this world full of contradictions while working to allow our souls to evolve and move closer toward a state of compassion. This is not a direct path. Sometimes we descend into confusion and sometimes we make mistakes on our journey. We must take detours and sometimes we even forget where we are going. Chiron dancing around the Aries Point and stationary Neptune in Pisces teach us that a spiritual crisis is not a crisis at all … it is a point at which we can begin our journey home.
Thursday November 29th ~
Moon in Leo void-of-course at 3:46 AM CST
Moon enters Virgo at 5:08 AM CST
With the moon in Virgo I like to be conscientious of the “offerings” we are making in our lives. Are we giving the cashier at the store a smile? Or are we giving them a scowl? Are we helping our children with their homework in a manner that promotes learning or are we impatient and short? Are we offering our best selves to the world? Or are we short-changing ourselves and others? Think about it. What kind of offering are you making today?
Friday November 30th ~
Moon in Virgo
Venus Opposite Uranus
When Venus and Uranus are opposed there are sparks in the air. We are drawn towards spontaneity and excitement. I always think of like a flash mob showing up doing a Bollywood style dance in some random spot. It’s enticing and fun and exhilarating! If you find yourself suddenly attracted to someone or something understand that it’s important to live in the moment. A flower that is in full blossom can be enjoyed right now but we cannot come back next week and expect it to evoke the same feeling in us. The same for a sunset, a performance, or a potential lover. Do what makes you happy today and embrace the fun.
Saturday December 1st ~
Moon in Virgo void-of-course at 8:34 AM CST
Moon enters Libra at 8:39 AM CST
Mercury RX enters Scorpio
In case you forgot Mercury is still retrograde and he does the moonwalk back into the sign of Scorpio today. Our thoughts deepen. Our shadows darken. Our seduction increases. Our secrets come back into our awareness. Mercury was previously in Scorpio from October 9th to October 30th so if you can recall what you were thinking about at that time you will see your thoughts returning to those same issues once again. I personally like using Mercury in Scorpio to help develop my own intuitive gifts and if that’s something you are into you can do that, too.
Sunday December 2nd ~
Moon in Libra
Venus enters Scorpio (again)
Venus is no longer retrograde but she is still passing through the territory she covered earlier this year during her retrograde phase. Venus in Scorpio wants to simply be loved with an intensity and devotion that makes her swoon. What are you completely enamored of in your own life? How can you deepen your devotion? It might be your work or your hobby or your child or your partner of yourself … what it is doesn’t matter as much as giving yourself permission to go all in. Venus was previously in Scorpio from September 9th until October 31st. Her current transit of Scorpio will extend into January.
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