Archive for December 4th, 2016

Tarot for December 4th, 2016: Feeling What We Feel


The Tarot card for today is the Queen of Cups.

The Court cards in Tarot are all combinations of elements – there is the core element represented by the suit (in this case cups) and another element through the lens of which that core element is viewed, specific to the Court figure of the card (in this case the Queen).  The Queen’s element is water, so the Queen of Cups is water of water, emotions and instincts viewed through the lens of emotions and instincts.  In other words, the Queen allows herself to feel what she feels according to what her feelings tell her – she does not rationalize about what she feels or try to make her feelings conform to outside parameters.  She lets her feelings flow through her as they are without judging them, simply feeling them and being aware of what she feels, and then letting them flow past once she is done feeling them.  No holding on to what she felt before.  No ruminating on the past.  She is always present with what she feels.

This is of particular interest today in view of the Moon’s placement in Aquarius, which as I mentioned yesterday can have trouble understanding emotions.  When confronted with emotions that we don’t understand, sometimes the most important thing to do is to simply allow ourselves to feel them before trying to decide what they are or what to do about them.  We can’t know what something is if we don’t allow ourselves to experience it.

Today is a day where we may want to think or do more than feel.  But our emotions and intuitions and knee-jerk reactions are still there, still happening whether we want them to or not.  Given the possibilities for spirited connections and the rapid changes that air and fire together can elicit today, the Queen asks that we take the time allow ourselves to feel and not judge or hinder ourselves from that process.  This doesn’t mean that we have to emote all over the place, but simply be conscious of what we are feeling and when and how.  There is a whole world within that shouldn’t be forgotten when we are expanding our attention outward, as today encourages us to do.  As the Queen follows her own intuitions in being open to her feelings, so we can include ourselves in our openness to today’s wider horizons.

Astrology of December 4th, 2016: Minds and Spirits Alight


Moon in Aquarius may well have the qualities of the Moon in a place of reason unfamiliar to it that I mentioned yesterday, but don’t think that means boring or stuffy – there’s more than a bit of exuberance today to liven things up, and all of it beneficial!

First, the Moon sextiles the Sun in Sagittarius, and Aquarian air fuels the Sagittarian fire.  There may be a bit of bouncing off the walls this afternoon, until the urge to roam free is satisfied.  The subconcious and conscious minds are both clamoring for a bit of fun today, so why not give it to them?  Both Aquarius and Sagittarius like to be social, to connect with many different minds and ideas, so this is a good day for expanding your horizons a bit and meeting new people.

In the evening, the Moon trines Jupiter, the Greater Benefic of classical astrology and ruler of Sagittarius.  Since Jupiter magnifies what it touches and the trine is the strongest of the supporting aspects, the Moon is bolstered and the best of its experiences and reactions in Aquarius are heightened by Libran social graces, so there is the capacity for both reasonable and enjoyable discussion and interactions that inspire, connecting spirits and harmonizing beautifully.  These are the experiences that heighten our faith in our collective capacity to move forward into a better future.  Aquarius isn’t interested in languishing in recriminations over the past, and Sagittarius’ idealistic fire is happy to play Brigid’s muse to Aquarius’ visions of the future.  Actual poetry may result.  😉

This is followed by an encouraging sextile between the Moon and Saturn, ending the evening on a note of seriousness, of the kind that strengthens and leads to lasting connections as a result of the day’s interactions.  This is the time for like minds to forge the bonds that will help plan and create a better future, whether or not those plans are discussed tonight – right now the tribe needs to gather and feel the sense of shared faith and socially-conscious thought that holds us together.  For a lot of us, we’ve been experiencing too much of the shadow-side of group thought in recent months.  Now is the time to experience the brighter side, fueled by camaraderie and a sense of hopeful possibility, backed up by the security of shared ideals and visions of what the future should be, no matter what fears may cloud the present.  Saturn in particular at this time can help us to be cognizant of those fears without succumbing to them.  And with the Moon internalizing that understanding on the subconscious level, the dreams that result may yield far-reaching insights.  Or at the very least, pleasant anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.  🙂