The Changing Moon this Week
The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.
Monday: By the time you wake up this morning the Moon is in Libra as we seek to please others with diplomacy and balance. She makes lovely aspects to the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn throughout the evening. This suggests good stable conversations geared toward understanding.
Tuesday: The Moon continues through Libra keeping us in balance as our focus is on beauty and pleasure. At 10:42 PM EST, she forms a challenging square transit to Pluto suggesting power dynamics may get in the way at the end of the day. Get to sleep early, this will pass before the sun rises tomorrow.
Wednesday: Moon is in Scorpio today deepening our outlook, this is a good day to explore necessary boundaries and the rituals to support them.
Thursday: the Moon remains in Scorpio throughout the day making a handful of lovely transiting aspects. If your relationships don’t encourage and support deep meaningful connections, spend the day alone. At 7:45 PM EST when the Moon conjuncts Mars be aware that quick-moving actions or quickly spoken words could get you into trouble. Resist quick actions and unthought-through conversations and it will pass without issue.
Friday: By the time the day gets going the Moon is in Sagittarius. We are in the darkest phase of the Moon as she is approaching the New Moon Solar Eclipse in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Explore your inner and outer surroundings.
Saturday: The New Moon Solar Eclipse is exact at 2:33 AM EST. Resist the urge to perform your usual New Moon ritual. If you are in the habit of doing so, create a ritual for simple quiet observation rather than trying to impact your own agenda. The cycle that begins today is determined at a karmic level. Consider allowing karmic considerations to move you on your path.
Sunday: The Moon enters Capricorn early this morning. This is a great day to focus your attention on household projects and planning for the days and weeks ahead.
Monday, November 29, 2021
THE SENSITIVE PRODDING OF INTUITION
Long before you begin the day the Moon has entered Libra bringing with it the desire to please others with beauty and diplomacy. Throughout the course of the day, she makes positive aspects to the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn. You may feel supported by others and are ready to be supportive of others in return.
At 9:10 AM EST, Mars, currently in Scorpio forms of flowing trine aspect to Neptune, currently in Pisces. this puts both of these planets in emotional water signs and both in signs of their rulership. Don’t expect to be raring to go with ambition and excitement. This is a day when it is best to resist setting an agenda and allow the day to simply unfold. You will not have a great deal of energy so don’t expect the unfoldment to lead to accomplishment or great activity.
However, you will feel kind toward others as compassion is activated naturally. Your intuition may be very strong today. Allow yourself to follow internal nudges that direct you forward without much effort.
Using whole sign houses, look at your personal chart for the houses that hold Scorpio and Pisces. That will tell you the area of your life to keep yourself open to the sensitive prodding of your imagination and intuition.
_The Virgo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Libra at 3:55 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
SAY ‘YES’ WHEN THE OFFER COMES
Keep your eyes open as opportunities are all around you today.
Aspects formed between planets (transits) represent conversations the planets are engaged in. Aspects are formed by the distance between them and each type of aspect brings a different quality to the conversation they are having.
Because the Moon moves so quickly she forms the most common transits that impact our moods and pass very quickly. Transits between the other planets hold their impact longer and you can expect today’s transits to last for a day or a bit longer.
Today is rather unusual due to the fact that we have three different sextile aspects occurring. A sextile aspect occurs when two planets are 60° apart and represent possibilities and opportunities. It is easy to ignore sextile aspects because they are not demanding or insistent. However, they offer great possibilities. Pay attention to these.
Before you awoke this morning Mercury formed a sextile aspect to Saturn. This brings the opportunity to engage in stable and responsible conversations with others. If you are alone this is a great day for writing, researching, or reaching out by phone or email to others.
At 3:46 PM EST, Venus sextile Neptune suggests the opportunity to feel or express your values through imagination. Open yourself to the possibility of new inspiration or a renewed connection to your intuition. Read poetry or watch a long slow movie.
At 6:14 PM EST the Sun forms of sextile aspect to Saturn. This is a reminder in case we ignored the early morning aspect between Mercury and Saturn. If you haven’t yet engaged in that conversation, writing, or research project, this gives you another push in that direction.
Opportunities and possibilities are all around you today. Keep your eyes open and say yes when the offer comes
_The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 11:19 PM EST until she enters Scorpio tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
THE PROTECTIVE GIFT OF FANTASY
With the Moon now in Scorpio the emotional intensity of this intense Fixed Water sign is evident. She will remain in this powerful passionate sign for several days. Settle in and get comfortable with a deeper outlook on issues of intense depth and passion. You may need time alone to explore self-understanding. Exploring necessary boundaries and rituals to support them can be quite useful today.
The slow-moving outer planets spend a good part of each year traveling in retrograde motion from our perspective here on earth. Today we must talk about Neptune as it stations direct at 8:23 AM EST.
Neptune is the planet that represents intangibility. Think about mysticism, dreams, imagination, devotion, illusion, imagination, and deep compassion. These are all things that dissolve boundaries between us and others as well as between our imagined lives and the harsh realities around us.
Consider the dream, devotion, or intangible imagination you left behind when Neptune stationed retrograde on June 25, 2021. Neptune will now pull us forward by engaging our inspiration and intuition once more.
_The Libra Moon is void-of-course until she enters Scorpio at 6:55 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Thursday, December 2, 2021
SEEK PASSION AND DEPTH
Today’s Scorpio Moon is very active as she leads us closer to the upcoming Solar Eclipse early Saturday morning. Expect a highly sensitive and emotional day. Because we are in the final days of this lunar cycle it is good to spend a part of the day alone in contemplation.
With a trine aspect formed to Neptune at 3:58 PM EST and a sextile aspect formed to Venus at 5:51 PM EST, look for sweet and deep connections to those you love. Compassion and powerful understanding flow easily.
At 7:45 PM EST, the Moon joins with Mars pulling you away from the dreaminess and flow. You are ready to take action, stop beating around the bush, and connect with more physicality and action. Seek and enjoy passionate deep connections with loved ones this evening.
Friday, December 3, 2021
THE SEED HAS BEEN PLANTED
The Moon enters Sagittarius at 7:13 AM EST. This brings her into the territory where she will meet with the Sun for tomorrow morning’s New Moon Solar Eclipse. Sagittarius is the sign that represents exploration, expansion, growth, and understanding.
As we approach the Solar Eclipse the exploration that calls us is very different than usual. Sagittarius is a very extroverted sign seeking understanding and perspectives from others. However, today’s desire to understand turns inward, necessitating that we explore our inner life.
Pay attention to what is calling you over the next day or two. We generally think of New Moons as the time to plant a seed for what we desire. However, the Eclipse suggests that the seed has already been planted, perhaps in the distant past. It is your job to observe, accept, and fertilize the seed that reveals itself.
_The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 12:23 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 7:13 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
Saturday, December 4, 2021
SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON, SOLAR ECLIPSE
During Eclipse Season we must rethink our normal Full and New Moon beliefs and rituals. Eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in perfect alignment. Today’s Solar Eclipse is exact at 12° Sagittarius, occurring at 2:33 AM EST, with the New Moon exactly 10 minutes later.
Sagittarius is the mutable Fire sign. This brings your attention to exploration, travel, education, and culture. These are all areas where you can increase your understanding of the world you live in. The area of your life (house) that holds Sagittarius is the place to watch for the new beginning at hand.
During a solar eclipse, the Moon is exactly lined up between the earth and the sun with the light of the sun being obstructed. This suggests that the power of the cycle is compromised. During an eclipse, there is the potential for swift developments and intense periods of growth. Unanticipated occurrences are pulling you toward a realignment with your truest path forward. These turning points can be chaotic, destabilizing, and challenging.
Hold off on your ritual or do a different kind of ritual. Create a ritual for simple quiet observation rather than trying to impact your own agenda. The cycle that begins today is determined at a karmic level. Consider allowing karmic considerations to move you on your path. Try a more passive wait-and-see observational approach. Allow the energy of the eclipse to move you without interference.
Instead of pushing your own agenda by performing a ritual, stay open and curious about where the universe is taking you. Do a tarot spread, journal, meditate, take a walk in the woods. Stay open to the energy of self-reflection, allow the universe to move you. Take time to stabilize yourself exactly where you are, listen to the messages that come rather than trying to direct your future.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
STEADY DOES IT
At 6:31 AM EST, the Moon leaves all the excitement of the Sagittarius Eclipse behind and settles into Capricorn. Capricorn is the Cardinal Earth sign and the most serious sign of the zodiac. This is a day to pick up the pieces, clean up, make plans, and get ready for the days and weeks ahead.
Take today off from the outside world and putter alone at home. As we head into the busy holiday season this is a great opportunity to get your home and your heart stabilized and prepared.
_The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 12:07 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 6:31 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._
In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.