Rest and Recovery Following Revelry
Friends: Skully, Edgar, Demon
I am just recovering from a wonderful Halloween celebration with good friends and wild costumes. I am delighted to live in a small city that knows how to celebrate this holiday as well as a boyfriend who loves to make crazy masks.
The festivities began with an event sponsored by DoryWomen Rowing. Regrettably, I couldn’t capture any pictures due to my costume, but the sight of numerous boats with witches braving the bitterly cold wind was awe-inspiring. They are undoubtedly a resilient bunch!
Following that, my friends, Dave, Martina, Patty, Katherine, and Dave roamed the vibrant chaos of Cedar Street’s celebration in full regalia. The veil is certainly thin this time of year. I relish the embrace of darkness, fear, and the concept of mortality. After all, we are all on the same journey; we may as well make it a graceful, fun, and celebratory one.
When everyone was gone the next day realized how utterly drained I was. Time to rest! Mr. Cat (Kairos) was equally exhausted from the flurry of company and activities. So, we both surrendered to slumber for the better part of Wednesday.
Dory Witches Rowing
Monday, November 6, 2023
The week begins with a powerful and dynamic day. This morning the Moon is in Leo, infusing the early hours with a sense of playfulness and self-expression. At 10:37 AM, Venus (in Virgo) trines Pluto (in Capricorn). Look for Virgo and Capricorn in your natal chart to understand how your life will be impacted by this powerful and positive transit.
You can anticipate an intensification of your connections to others. This has the potential to offer deeply powerful and passionate encounters with others. You may feel a magnetic attraction, not only to others but to great beauty in your environment. Profound changes in matters of love, money, and relationships are possible.
At 3:39 PM EDT, the moon transitions into analytical Virgo, shifting our attention towards practicality and attention to detail. With the Moon in Virgo, the focus turns to organization, efficiency, and a desire for precision in whatever we focus our attention on.
The day culminates in a harmonious transit of Mercury trine Neptune at 9:39 PM EDT, enhancing our intuition, creativity, and ability to communicate with inspiration and compassion. This aspect encourages us to trust our inner guidance and engage in meaningful conversations or artistic pursuits, making it a wonderful way to conclude the day on a contemplative and imaginative note.
Stillpoint Chiropractic waiting area
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The Moon’s presence today is in the meticulous mutable earth sign of Virgo today. Virgo is known for its practicality, attention to detail, and ability to see the potential in all things. This Moon placement fosters a sense of order and a methodical approach to whatever we set our attention on. One thing that sets this day apart are the beautiful aspects the Moon forms with both Jupiter and the Sun.
These lovely connections inspire a sense of expansion, optimism, and a boost in confidence. The Moon’s harmonious trine aspect to Jupiter encourages big dreams and a belief in our abilities, making it an ideal time to take on challenges or explore new opportunities. Simultaneously, the Moon’s sextile aspect to the Sun provides a boost of energy and vitality, fueling our motivation and bringing our projects to fruition. These aspects set the stage for a day of optimism, productivity, and the potential for practical action and growth.
Sky and wrapped boats
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Today begins with the Moon continuing its journey through meticulous analytical Virgo, keeping the emphasis on practicality and attention to detail.
However, the astrological landscape undergoes a significant shift as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters harmonious Libra at 5:30 AM. This ingress brings a sense of balance, harmony, and a desire for fairness to our relationships and aesthetic sensibilities. Libra’s influence encourages us to seek equilibrium in our connections and appreciate the beauty in all aspects of life. Venus is very much at home here as Libra is one of the two signs that Libra ‘rules’. Because Libra is an air sign, it brings with it an intellectual understanding of beauty and of how to please others. Look at the house that holds Libra in your chart. This will show you the area of your personal life that is being lit up with Venus’ attention to aesthetic beauty, love, and admiration.
At 8:16 PM EDT, Mercury forms a sextile aspect with Pluto, the most powerful planet in the heavens. This should allow for and encourage deep and insightful conversations and communications. This aspect invites us to dive into the deep end of the pool in conversations, research, or investigative endeavors. This is an opportune time to uncover hidden truths and gain a deeper understanding of complex issues.
Back when he was smaller!
Thursday, November 9, 2023
The Moon enters the graceful cardinal air sign of Libra at 4:08 AM, where it joins with Venus. This offers a harmonious and sociable atmosphere, encouraging a focus on relationships, diplomacy, and finding balance in our lives.
Libra values fairness and seeks to create an atmosphere of harmony, suggesting a day to connect with others, resolve conflicts, and appreciate the aesthetic side of life. This influence can also enhance our sense of justice, inspiring us to advocate for equality and fairness in our personal interactions and the world at large. This should be a day of grace, cooperation, and heightened awareness of the beauty that surrounds us.
Look for the house that holds Libra in your natal chart. This is an area of your life where you make an effort to be fair and diplomatic. It may be a place where it is also challenging to stand up for yourself or make waves.
Friday, November 10, 2023
As the workweek comes to an end, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought processes, leaves the psychological depths of Scorpio to enter adventurous Sagittarius. Mercury will remain in this mutable fire sign until December 1st. The next few weeks will infuse our minds with a sense of wanderlust and a thirst for wide-ranging knowledge and understanding. Under this influence, we are inclined to seek new intellectual horizons, engage in philosophical discussions, and embrace a broad perspective on life.
Additionally, a challenging aspect occurs at 11:07 AM EDT as Mercury squares Saturn. This reflects a need to engage some discipline in order to structure our thoughts and conversations. As you attempt to bring expansive ideas to others, you may encounter obstacles or resistance. You may need to carefully consider your words as you share your viewpoints and ideas. Do your best to balance your desire for free exploration of thought with clear and responsible communication. This aspect encourages us to be patient and thorough in our thinking, ensuring that our beliefs and words are well-grounded and practical enough to carry the day.
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Saturday presents us with a day of shifting astrological energies and dynamics. We begin the day with the Moon in Libra, emphasizing harmony and diplomatic social connections. It’s an ideal time for engaging in pleasant interactions and seeking harmony in all of our relationships.
At 2:39 PM, the Moon leaves the need for harmony as it transitions into the intensely powerful fixed water sign of Scorpio. We are now asked to dig deeper to explore our emotions and find what may be hidden within. This shift of lunar energies may bring a sense of emotional depth and a desire for profound experiences. We are also in the darkest phase of the Moon as we approach the Scorpio New Moon tomorrow.
Later this evening, at 5:11 PM EDT, Mars opposes Uranus, setting the stage for unpredictable and possibly volatile events. Do your best to remain flexible and take whatever comes your way with an open awareness and acceptance. Tempers may flare, as a desire for independence clashes with the need for stability. Knowing ahead of time that this aspect occurs can help us to be mindful of our actions and to think before we leap into unknown territory. Don’t make assumptions about the position of others. Do your best to navigate the balance between intense emotions and the need for spontaneity and personal freedom.
remanents of summer
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Tomorrow we will reach the Scorpio New Moon. Today sets the stage. We are in the very darkest time as the lunar cycle winds down. As the Moon is not visible in the night sky, we come to a time to rest and go inward. During this phase, our emotions are particularly quiet and introspective, inviting us to turn inward and reflect on our intentions and desires for the upcoming lunar cycle.
This dark time of the moon offers a powerful understanding of what needs to be released that no longer serves our growth. Do not make decisions today, just rest and go inward, listen to your most intuitive voice as you consider old habits that must be shed in order to make space for new beginnings. Tomorrow at the Scorpio New Moon you can embrace an opportunity to set intentions for transformation, growth, and renewal. Embrace the mysteries of the unknown, confront your inner shadows, and prepare for a fresh start. Delve deeply into your subconscious, rest in meditation and self-discovery.