What are our actions actually accomplishing?
Mars opposes Neptune today giving us doubts as to whether or not you feel your actions are accomplishing what you set out to achieve. As long as you are acting with good intentions trust the universe that there is Purpose. On a completely different note we have both Mercury and Venus moving into the air sign of Libra, giving us a boost off the ground after being in the earth sign of Virgo. These two planets in Libra free us from the practical day to day concerns of Virgo and elevate our attention toward things like art, literature, beauty and conversation. Let’s hope it also elevates the dialog so that we can see both sides of any given issue. Photo by Alex Azabache on Unsplash
In addition to the Full Moon in Pisces today we have several other aspects occurring and flavoring the mix. Mercury and Venus conjoin in the final degree of Virgo giving us an appreciation for the finer things in life including the fine print. The Sun and Pluto make a trine giving an air or courage to the shadow work that lies before us. Mars and Neptune are preparing for a showdown tomorrow. But the big deal, the biggest deal is the Full Moon in Pisces.
Looking at the chart of the Full Moon awakens my compassion. It even makes my heart hurt. There are so many wrongs in our world. And yet we seem to only be able to do little things, make small contributions, instead of making the massive changes needed in order to create a more compassionate reality for everyone out there. That is the story of this full moon. What can I do, little me, to make a difference? The existential crisis that arises, the question of “Does it even matter?” is one you will feel if you are being triggered by this full moon. The answer must be answered within, but remember the spell:
As Above, So Below
As Within, So Without
If you decide it doesn’t matter, your energy resonates on a larger scale and contributes to the uncaring in our society. What happens inside of you is reflected on the outside, too, by those you meet and your life experience.
Even if we are helpless to make any sort of impact the desire to try, the desire to improve things, even just a little bit, is worth something. The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is “The Prophet Bringing Down The New Law From The Mountain.” This represents the spiritual laws by which we choose to live. What spiritual laws do you want to live by? How can faith play a role in bringing about the world in which you would be grateful and glad to live? Are you listening to the oracle that lives within you, in the form of your own intuition, your own conscience?
I am not a fan of letting others tell me what to do, and I don’t expect others like it any more than me. And this symbol carries that warning to avoid following blindly what someone else says is right. Use your heart, use your brain, use your gut in deciding for yourself what is “right” for you. I pray that solution is also “right” for all involved.
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Run a Marathon or Go to Anger Management
Powerful Mars makes a strong square to expansive Jupiter today. On the tough side of the equation this can lead to explosive anger. On the more positive side we should have abundant energy to accomplish any job you choose to tackle. Whatever comes up for you work on being present and open to the possibility that that the situation holds more for you than on first glance. Push yourself but be careful not to burn yourself.
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It’s a quiet day, with an all day long void-of-course moon. What that means is that you will likely feel unmotivated, and it can be difficult to focus. It’s a good time to stick to routine tasks instead of starting something new. It’s also a difficult day historically so many may feel a sense of surrealness as the day unfolds, exacerbated by the aimless moon.
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Let's talk about The Tower ~ this week's Card of the Week The Tower burns ... we cannot stay here any more. We must jump for our lives, or perish. The old ways are destroyed. There is no clear path of escape. We must run for our lives.
When the tower shows up often we do feel the panic rising ... things are falling apart in our lives and we fear the unknown. But the truth is that things wouldn't fall apart so dramatically if they had been in alignment. We need a clean slate. A fresh start. And the tower burns away everything in our lives that isn't working and shoves us into the next phase of our lives.
We can go into that next phase kicking and screaming and we often do. The waves in the card represent the tumultuous emotions we feel as we go through this sudden and unexpected change. We are well advised to embrace the change but fear of the unknown and often trauma for our losses make this process more complicated than at glance. We often can see that ultimately this is a good thing but it doesn't *feel* good right away.
I have included Ganesh here as he is the remover of obstacles and that sentiment is valid under the chaos of the tower. I have included clear quartz for clarity for true sight and for energy in pushing through this time of massive change. I also have included black tourmaline for release: release of the past, of the trauma, of the pain, of our ego.
We can invoke the tower if needed but it's usually something that comes uninvited. But sooner or later it comes to all of us. And allowing it to wash you clean. You might need to deal with the debris left from the fall, but from there you do have a clean start. And there is something to be said for a new beginning, however it has come about.
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Watery Showdown Brings The Magic
The Sun opposes Neptune today in what is certain to be a gut wrenching and and hand wringing occasion. The Sun in Virgo wants to be practical and get things done. Neptune in Pisces wants to surrender to the spiritual side of things and lacking that, to the emotional side. We can get lost is self doubt if we let ourselves focus on that type of thinking. The only way to combat this is to focus on your idealistic vision of life. Serving your ideals, and looking on the bright side in that way, is the only path to seeing it through. Hope, not doubt, must rule the day. And we have the power to choose where to put our energy. That, in truth, is our essential magic.
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Building that foundation
Mars in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn is an influence I think most people will be incredibly grateful. This is active (Mars) and stabilizing (Saturn) at the same time. We feel like we can overcome (Mars) our challenges (Saturn) and we see practical ways (Saturn) in which to do so. Working (Mars) toward our goals (Saturn) feels really, really good. There is a sense of satisfaction that runs deep in accomplishment, but even moving in that direction feels great, too. If you aren’t feeling that sense of satisfaction, it's important to look at whether or not what you are working on is truly important to you. Saturn asks us to simplify our lives in a manner that supports our lives.
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Dream a Little Dream of Me
Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces giving us this really strange feeling today. Am I living in the dream world right now or am I waiting at the bus stop? Or washing dishes? Or making a sandwich? Who is the real me? Ideally (Neptune) we will infuse our day to day like (Mercury in Virgo) with our dreams and aspirations (Neptune). In a less than ideal setting though we might feel like our lives have lost all magic and luster and that we can’t take stapling another 25 packets together. If this is you use that imagination to bolster the magic once again … it’s up to you to bring the magic (Neptune) into your daily life (Mercury in Virgo), not the other way around.
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Intensity Now: Take a Deep Breath
It’s a crazy day in the sky. Early morning we have Mercury square Jupiter creating “big thinking” but in a manner that probably feeds our neuroses. Then later in the day we have Sun trine Saturn which is about hard work and focus and goal setting. About taking that step today to lead you up the mountain of your personal goals tomorrow. And finally we have Venus trine Pluto giving us a healthy dose of the shadow into our already overworked psyche today. Some of these aspects are supportive but when we are being pulled in so many different directions our head might start spinning. Paradigm shift, ex-boyfriend, career, self-criticism, daily workout, latest infatuation, on and on and on. Remember that if you do get overwhelmed that calm is just three deep breaths away.
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