As I write these daily posts, I focus on the simple day-to-day aspects and cycles that continue playing out between the planets.
I want to remind you that in the background there are bigger cycles that we are in the middle of even as we pass through the daily circumstances of our lives.
In mid-December we will be reaching the sixth of seven square aspects between Uranus and Pluto. Over the coming weeks we can expect to experience this building stress.
If you are in the midst of great change in your life I encourage you to contact me for a full personal consultation. Understanding how your individual life is reflecting these huge transformations can deeply enhance and change your experience of the circumstances you are dealing with.
This week: VOC* Moon
Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!
Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the moon VOC!
Monday, November 17, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a Sextile to Saturn at 6:12 AM EST and ending at 2:30 PM EST when the Moon enters Libra.
Wednesday, November 19 2014 Moon is VOC* (is Libra) following a Sextile to Jupiter at 9:25AM EST and ending shortly after midnight – Thursday at 12:30AM EST as the Moon enters Scorpio.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a Conjunction to Saturn at 12:53AM EST and ending at 7:19 AM EST when the Moon enters Virgo.
Monday, November 17, 2014:
We begin the week with the Moon in Virgo going VOC at 6:12AM EST following a Sextile to Saturn. The Moon remains VOC* until she enters Libra at 2:30PM EST. The productive part of our day begins at 2:30PM EST. Shortly before 6 AM EST, Mercury forms a Trine aspect to Chiron, the planet that is referred to as the Wounded Healer. This is an excellent morning to work quietly and internally with your own mind, releasing what must be released, and healing what must be healed. Very often the best way to work with our suffering and pain is to simply allow our selves to acknowledge it, to feel it deeply, and to move forward. Healing does not occur when we try to avoid that which causes us pain.
How would we live our lives differently if we understood that our suffering creates the richest space from which we can support and love others? Human suffering is an experience we each encounter. As we learn to manage our own suffering we learn to understand the suffering of others. Empathy is born. Make a point today to notice the people around you. Imagine how much we can help each other by simply opening our hearts, acknowledging our human vulnerabilities, and being willing to touch the lives of others.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014:
Tuesday we can anticipate wanting/needing to turn our attention to our duties and responsibilities. This day would be well utilized by working hard and paying attention to accomplishment. Trying to enjoy a day of fun and pleasure would surely backfire. Your energy may be low, but keep focused on the energy that you do have, concentrate that energy on the task at hand. Emotionally this may be a stressful day, as we feel constricted by the conjunction between the Sun and Saturn in Scorpio. The sun conjunct Saturn at 3:49 AM EST. Think of this as the beginning of a new one year cycle of clearly determining the direction of your vital life force; of brining structure to your inner core essence. The Moon is in Libra making harsh aspects to Pluto and Uranus (and Mars in the early hours of Wednesday morning). It is difficult to bring the Libra energy of diplomacy and balance into the transformative demands of Pluto, Uranus, and Mars. Do not dwell on loneliness or depression, instead focus on whatever projects or tasks needs your most powerful energy and drive.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014:
Wednesday begins with the Moon in diplomatic Libra. Following a Sextile to Jupiter at 9:25AM EST the Libra Moon is VOC* until shortly after midnight Thursday morning when she enters Scorpio. This is a very long VOC*!
I find it helpful to know in advance when we have a full day of Moon the VOC*.
Without the awareness these are days that can be very frustrating as we attempt to get things done, nothing we tackle seems to fit… the fact that this VOC* begins with a Sextile to Jupiter brings a sense of opportunity and enjoyment. If there is any way that you can spend this day without the need for accomplishment, without expectations, and without deadlines you will very likely have a lovely day. Read, meditate, go for a walk in the woods, enjoy time with friends and family!
Most of us do not have the freedom to set our schedules the way we might like to. Clearly we must work with the reality of our lives. It is not that things cannot be accomplished during VOC* Moon, it is just that whatever is accomplished today is not going to amount to much in the long-term. Therefore, if you must work, try to spend the day doing routine unavoidable tasks. You should be able to accomplish a great deal quite easily.
Thursday, November 20, 2014:
Thursday morning we awake with the Moon in Scorpio, our emotions go deep in contemplation and exploration of the darker corners of our soul. Never doubt that the richest part of who you are is hidden in those darkest corners.
At 9:55AM EST Venus Square Neptune. Last week we talked about the renewal of the dream that began in June. The connection between Venus and Neptune, once again bring the topic of dreams to the table. This is a day that will move your dream forward, but not without a bit of conflict. Consider how your currently developing and growing values are at “cross purposes” to that dream?
There are adjustments that must be made. There is adaptability inherent in this aspect that not only allows for but demands forward motion. Consider where you may need a bit of education, some new learning, in order to move the dream forward. Consider as well that what you learn may very well change the dream.
This dream is not, never has been, and never will be solid and unchanging. Allow yourself to see your world with a soft focus. Nothing is as solid as you may imagine! Remember as well that we are in the dark phase of the moon, it is important to keep an internal soft focus.
Friday, November 21, 2014:
Friday the moon is in Scorpio all day and you can expect this to be a very busy day. Mercury Sextile Mars at 9 AM EST.
Your intellectual or mental capacity to advance any project forward is high today. Any conversations or negotiations that need to be had on Friday should be well received. Expect a certain amount of competitiveness on an intellectual level with others. Not in a negative way, but simply the ability to enjoy a good healthy argument between equals. It may be easy to initiate and take advantage of opportunities (involving the intellect) that present them selves. If you work on Monday through Friday to you will end the week on a high note of accomplishment. This aspect will continue into the evening enabling great conversations with intellectual companions and friends. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities that may present themselves on a personal level as well. If something presents itself, simply say yes. Others will also be inclined to say yes, so if you have a question to ask; ask it! If you have an offer to make, make it!
Saturday November 22, 2014:
Saturday everything shifts! The most important news is the Sun entering Sagittarius at 4:37AM EST!
We have a brief VOC* Moon, following a conjunction to Saturn at 12:53AM EST. This will have very little impact as the Moon follows the Sun into Sagittarius at 7:19AM EST. This is a powerful day as the Sun and the Moon join together in a New Moon at 0° Sagittarius at 7:32AM EST!
Stay in bed on Saturday morning until 7:19AM EST! That way you will be getting up with both the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius! Don’t stay home on Saturday, don’t try to get chores done! This is not the day to clean the house, do the shopping, or organize your closets! This is a day to take a trip, plan a trip, or expand your mind through education, spiritual discipline, or cultural experience. Think about the Sun and what it provides: warm, light, and healing energy. Since October 23rd the Sun has been in Scorpio, bringing the light and warmth of the Sun to the dark and hidden corners of our psyche and soul. The Sun will remain in Sagittarius until the evening of December 21st. Now the warmth and light is brought to our need to expand our selves through the expansion of our experience!
Sunday November 23, 2014:
On Sunday plan to kick back and enjoy the new sense of freedom that Sagittarius brings. Indeed, all the intensity of the current ‘big changes’ (Uranus Square Pluto) is sill bubbling beneath the surface, but for now, please enjoy a simple day of pleasure. What seed for future growth have you planted in the past 24 hours? Take time to consider the seed that you planted, to consider what you want to learn or expand over the coming month. Over the next few days you will want to research the place you want to travel to, the new discipline you want to study, the new ideas you want to develop. Today you can enjoy the excitement of beginning something that you know will engage your mind and move you forward in a way that will benefit yourself and, through you, will enhance all of humanity.
This is a highly positive day with the Sagittarius Moon forming free-flowing Trine aspects to both expansive Jupiter in Leo and unconventional Uranus in Aries. An exciting growth oriented day!
Enjoy expanding the most unusual and exciting parts of yourself and your life! Find a way to bring joy to those around you. Allow yourself the experience of free self-expression; encourage it in others. Picture yourself on stage; what qualities do you want to model for others?
* in these weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.