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Roadtrip, Family, and Friends

Roadtrip to Vermont

I was away visiting family and friends in Vermont for part of last week and over the weekend. I had a lovely time spending time with my cohort Jennie Date (of Hidden Path Astrology) and her wife Jenn, had a delightful visit with astrology friends I’ve known for over 30 years, and spent time with my daughter and granddaughter.

I started out thinking that I was going to teach my granddaughter to make baklava, However, as it turned out I simply observed her process as she needed very minimal, if any direction. She is an amazingly competent young woman who continues to impress and amaze me. Yes, I know, I am bragging.

It was a whirlwind of a trip and I have spent much of this week trying to catch up on work and rest!

Spending time with close friends and family during these very short days and long periods of darkness is so important for the health of our hearts and souls.

Waterworks, Winooski, Vermont

Proactive Step Forward

Monday, November 20, 2023

Early this morning, the Moon, currently in Aquarius, will reach its first quarter phase. Remember the decision or intention you made at the Scorpio New Moon on November 13th. This phase calls for a proactive step that will support the growth of the symbolic seed, much like nurturing a real seed during its early stages. By taking deliberate action now, you are fostering the development of your chosen path.

At 10:29 AM EST, the Moon moves into Pisces promptly aligning with Saturn, adding a more serious tone to the day. Emotional experiences may feel a bit heavy or uncomfortable but will pass quickly

Later in the day, at 5:26 PM EST, the Sun forms a lovely sextile aspect with Pluto. This is a harmonious interaction suggesting the opportunity for powerful connections and experiences this evening. Constructive, powerful, and transformative experiences are suggested.

Comfort

Release What is Hindering Your Progress

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Throughout the day, the Moon remains in the imaginative and dreamy sign of Pisces, influencing our emotions and perceptions. Sensitivity and creativity encourage a more intuitive and reflective approach.

At 9:17 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), Mars forms a sextile aspect with Pluto. This suggests a harmonious and supportive interaction between the assertive energy of Mars and the transformative power of Pluto. Importantly, this is a waning or closing sextile, indicating that the opportunity presented is conducive to taking powerful action to release something in your life that has served its purpose and is now ready to be released. This invites a sense of empowerment, motivating us to move forward with determination into uncharted territories. This encourages a focused and resolute approach to shedding what is no longer necessary, opening the way for personal growth and positive change. Release what is hindering your progress and personal development.

Ahh. Kitten!

Sun Enters Sagittarius: A Season of Light and Expansion

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

At 10:02 AM EST, a major shift occurs as the Sun enters the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius. This marks the beginning of a new astrological season that will last until the winter solstice on December 21st. Sagittarius is associated with qualities like optimism, idealism, exploration, and a desire for freedom. During this time, our attitudes and actions will resonate with a more spirited and adventurous energy. Notice how, following the dark intensity of Scorpio, this brings us into a more expansive bright season, a season of lights as you watch your neighbors light up their homes with holiday expectations.

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Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, encourages a broad and open perspective, a thirst for knowledge, and a love for adventure. This period favors exploration, both physically and metaphorically as it fuels a desire to seek new experiences and broaden our horizons. The energy of Sagittarius can inspire optimism and a sense of freedom, making it an opportune time to set ambitious goals, plan future travels, engage in learning opportunities, and embrace a more open-minded approach to life. Pay attention to opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and the pursuit of higher ideals that may come your way. This is the time to embark on a journey of discovery and self-expansion.
The Moon is in dreamy introspective Pisces until 1:19 PM EST, at which time she enters the cardinal fire sign of Aries. This brings a major change in the emotional atmosphere as we set aside dreamy sensitivities to embrace the desire for new beginnings and the assertiveness to take the first steps in that direction. The combination of the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Aries suggests enthusiasm, exploration, and a proactive approach.

Thank you, Adam, for the Fire!

Challenge, Responsibility, Accomplishment

Thursday, November 23, 2023

As the day begins, the Sun forms a challenging square aspect to Saturn, creating a dynamic tension as well as a sense of restriction and frustration. To understand where this challenge will be felt in your personal life, consider the houses that hold Sagittarius and Pisces in your birth chart. The tension will probably arise between these two areas of your life. When you encounter obstacles over the next day or two, approach them as a learning opportunity. You may need to face the reality that you need to make more of an effort or you may need to take more responsibility. This square aspect insists that you dedicate yourself to the task at hand and apply disciplined effort, You can make significant progress and accomplish something demanding at this time.

Throughout the day, the Moon remains in the assertive and action-oriented sign of Aries. This adds a dynamic and energetic influence, supporting a proactive approach to the challenges at hand. The Aries Moon encourages a sense of initiative and a willingness to confront obstacles head-on. By leveraging the bold and assertive qualities of Aries, coupled with the determined efforts demanded by the Sun-Saturn square, this day offers the potential for meaningful achievements and personal growth despite the inherent challenges.

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Enthusiastic Adventures Ahead

Friday, November 24, 2023

At 6:14 AM EST, Mars, the planet of action and drive, follows the Sun into the enthusiastic and adventurous sign of Sagittarius. This shift brings a boost of energy and a grand desire for exploration and adventure. Mars will remain in Sagittarius until January 4th. During this time we will be called to learn, travel, explore, and expand our horizons. Mars in Sagittarius provides us with an optimistic sense of what we are able to accomplish and learn.

For the bulk of the day, the Moon is in Aries, which encourages a dynamic and bold emotional expression. However, at 4:29 PM EST, the Moon moves into Taurus, a more stable and grounded sign. This shift suggests a change in the emotional tone bringing a focus on practicality and a slower, more deliberate pace this evening and over the next few days.

Do I fit?

Diligence and Care

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Today’s Taurus Moon highlights an emotional focus on stability, comfort, and practical matters. As the day begins, the Moon aligns with Jupiter, offering a sense of emotional expansiveness and feelings of contentment and well-being. However, there are complications.

AT 12:57 PM EST, Mars forms a challenging difficult square to Saturn. This aspect indicates a clash between the assertive and driven energy of Mars and the restrictive, disciplined influence of Saturn. It suggests a period where we may encounter obstacles or delays in gaining our desires. While this square aspect brings challenges, it also offers an opportunity to learn patience and take careful strategic action. Approach any difficulties with a methodical mindset and be willing to put in a concerted effort to overcome obstacles step by step. Navigate your path with diligence and care.

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A Day for Comfort and Pleasure

Sunday, November 26, 2023

The Moon is in Taurus, for most of the day emphasizing a practical and grounded emotional atmosphere. Taurus is a fixed earth sign, that encourages a focus on stability, comfort, and things of a tangible nature. You will feel drawn to activities that bring security, pleasure, and beauty.

At 8:40 PM EST, the Moon enters the mutable air sign of Gemini. This brings intellect and communication to the forefront of our emotional needs. Gemini brings curiosity and versatility. You can anticipate a heightened interest in social interactions, information exchange, and a variety of interests over the next few days.

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Please have your natal chart (in the Whole Sign House System) with you as you read the daily posts. Observe the transiting planets as they move through the houses in your own birth chart.

For instance, as the Sun leaves Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius on Wednesday, it is leaving the house that holds Scorpio in your natal chart and entering the house that holds Sagittarius. Wherever the Sun moves it brings light and warmth, growth and attention. Whatever house holds Sagittarius is an area of your life that holds a desire for growth and expansion. This is what will be highlighted in the coming weeks.

  • Aries rising Sagittarius is in your 9th house
  • Taurus rising Sagittarius is in your 8th house
  • Gemini rising Sagittarius is in your 7th house
  • Cancer rising Sagittarius is in your 6th house
  • Leo rising Sagittarius is in your 5th house
  • Virgo rising Sagittarius is in your 4th house
  • Libra rising Sagittarius is in your 3rd house
  • Scorpio rising Sagittarius is in your 2nd house
  • Sagittarius rising Sagittarius is in your 1st house
  • Capricorn rising Sagittarius is in your 12th house
  • Aquarius rising Sagittarius is in your 11th house
  • Pisces rising Sagittarius is in your 10th house

Below you will find a list of the houses and some of their main significations. 

When there is a transiting aspect occurring between two planets on a particular day, look at the sign that each planet is in and determine what areas of your life are being impacted. Learn to see where the issues arise in your own chart and your own life.

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Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world

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