TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020

Astrology of December 22nd, 2016: A Giddy Current


All of today’s astrological action happened during the first half of the day, with the second half of the day being a void-of-course period, and the aspects of the day have all been Lunar, so this is an outline of the influences on our instincts and feelings leading us into the afternoon and some suggestions about where we should go from there.  Chances are that these influences will linger in our subconsciousness for a little while longer moving into the afternoon until being scattered on the timeless tide of the void-of-course.

The day started out with an early morning square from the Moon in Libra to Pluto in Capricorn, creating emotional intensity when our more peaceable instincts bumped up against our desire to maintain control (or the illusion thereof) in relation to our goals.  Thankfully, that was followed shortly by the Moon trining Venus in Aquarius, putting our instincts and our affections in harmony, so even with the intensity of the Moon/Pluto square, the rough edges were hopefully smoothed out with Venusian friendliness.

Several hours later the Moon in Libra conjuncted Jupiter, and whatever we were feeling earlier may have gotten much bigger.  That multi-hour gap between aspects was a benefit that hopefully kept the Plutonian influence from getting too unruly, but let’s not make assumptions about the potential for lingering feelings to get blown out of proportion. However, the Moon/Jupiter conjunction was very shortly followed by the Moon sextiling Saturn in Sagittarius, bringing some support in the nick of time in the areas of self-discipline and boundary setting.

That said, the morning ended with the Moon in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries (a flipped version of a natal aspect I know all-too-well), bringing sudden changes of mood and the urge to seek out the new and unusual.  A bit of bravado may have come with this thanks to the current Aries posture of the cosmic rebel Uranus, so we would do well to use whatever remains of Saturnine caution to keep from diving headfirst into foolhardiness as we head into the afternoon.

The rest of the day is one long void-of-course period, so this is not a day for lofty new enterprises, contrary to what the remnants of that Moon/Uranus may suggest – even though we can try new things we should not build new foundations to projects we care about, or meet with new people we hope to depend upon in any way, as they are likely to turn out to be very different than whatever they seem like today.  Since the void-of-course Moon favors routine and the Moon/Uranus opposition favors anything but, this afternoon may struggle with regard to productivity at work, but it’s not a completely useless time. This is a great time for reviewing the status of projects, correcting mistakes, and finishing what we can before kicking up our heels for an impromptu gathering of friends, and once we no longer have any responsibilities to worry about we definitely should try new things!  That new restaurant we’ve been wanting to check out?  Perfect!  New games or creative experiments?  Definitely.  The void-of-course Moon is floating between its last aspect in Libra and its entry into Scorpio tomorrow morning, so we should join it and float through the current of giddy sociability and excitement that marks the entire second half of this day.

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