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Astrology of February 13th, 2017: Process and Partnership

Today is bookended by Saturn aspects, lending an overall feeling of seriousness to the day.

The day starts out with the Moon in Virgo squaring Saturn in Sagittarius in the early morning hours, putting our emotions and instincts into conflict with our fears, insecurities, inhibitions, and limitations, and all of that within the lingering residue of last night’s Moon/Chiron opposition.  Saturn deals with time and process, process being the one area of common ground he holds with the Moon at this time, so being mindful of process may be a good way to deal with the negative emotions that may be raised by this aspect, including a tendency toward depression.  Saturn also governs discipline, so some of us may instinctively throw ourselves into the day’s work as a means of combatting what we feel – drowning one’s sorrows in work is a very Saturnine modus operandi.  If we choose to go this route, we need to have a care not to martyr ourselves in the process, as the Moon in Virgo’s perfectionist tendencies can exacerbate Saturn’s gloomy outlook on ourselves and our situations.

The Moon turns void-of-course with this aspect, so we are likely to experience that gloominess through something of a fog, making it even more important that we utilize Saturn’s discipline to fall back on routine, tend to correcting any out-of-place details in our lives, and not try to make any drastic changes or great leaps forward until the Moon enters Libra this afternoon, two minutes after sextiling Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio.  Thankfully, the sextile is a gently harmonious aspect, in this case supporting our emotions with Lilith’s focus and understanding of our frustrations.

The Moon entering Libra puts our instincts and feelings in the realm of partnership and social harmony.  Both romantic relationships and business relationships are emphasized, as well as open enemies.  We are likely to want more than anything for peace to prevail in our interactions with others, and need to be careful that we don’t succumb to the temptation to make doormats out of ourselves in pursuit of peace at any price.  The Moon in Libra is easily thrown out of equilibrium by disharmony, so noise, dissonance, and disruptive people and situations are likely to cause greater stress than usual, triggering the intense need to smooth things over.  Of course, we are more likely to favor diplomatic means of problem-solving at this time as well, so this is a good time to endeavor to work out previously unresolvable interpersonal conflicts.  Chances are that we will also take a greater interest in the arts and beauty, and will want our company and surroundings to reflect a more refined aesthetic during this time.  We are more inclined toward romance now, whether in a relationship or single, and will be instinctively driven toward people and circumstances that reinforce our romantic ideals.  Libra is the sign most likely to get married, after all, but it is also the sign most likely to get divorced, so now is not the time to go off the deep end over someone we’ve just met, tempting though that may be.

Luckily, the big aspect of tonight is the Sun in Aquarius sextiling Saturn in Sagittarius, giving a sense of steadiness and discipline to our consciousness, a supportive understanding of our flaws and foibles that will grow throughout the day and last into tomorrow.  And since Saturn governs longevity, what we give our consciousness to tonight is likely to have lasting consequences in our social circles, especially in relation to our beliefs and ideals.  This is a time to focus our attention on whatever in our lives could benefit from discipline and dedication, especially tasks that are part of a larger process.  We are likely to have more patience now with both ourselves and others, and if we combine the Moon’s instinct toward partnership with our larger social consciousness tonight, we have the ability to create something that will not quickly fade.

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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)

Please keep in mind that we all have different responses to the aspects of the day because we all have different natal and progressed charts with which these aspects interact.  If you would like to know more about your own natal and progressed charts in order to better understand how the aspects of the day will affect you, please take a look at my astrological services, and let’s get started on helping you to understand your life better!

Astrology of February 11th, 2017: An Expansive View

After all of the astrological activity yesterday, the limited number of aspects today might make things seem quiet by comparison.  However, what today lacks in quantity of events it makes up for in power.

The day started out with the Moon in Leo void-of-course until around dawn, when the Moon squared Black Moon Lilith shortly before entering Virgo.  As previously mentioned on this blog, Black Moon Lilith is in the final critical degree of Scorpio, and asks us to get clear on our focus and what we must let go of or surrender to in pursuit of our goals, particularly when it comes to our deepest, darkest emotional desires.  This challenge from the Moon this morning may well have put our emotions into a startlingly dark place after so much brightness yesterday, but there is still wisdom to be gained from this challenge playing out in our unconscious depths, however uncomfortably.

The Moon’s entry into Virgo immediately afterward gives our emotions and instincts some much-needed earthy grounding after of the air-fueled fiery intensity that was ruling the skies yesterday.  Of course, since the Virgo Moon is also known as the “Medicine Chest Moon” those of us who are particularly sensitive may be feeling the aftermath of yesterday’s fire physically today, so this is a time to tend to the body via exercise, nutrition, and rest.  Also, despite being an earth sign Virgo is ruled by Mercury (currently in Aquarius), so this is a time favoring mental processing, flavored by the social concerns of Aquarius, but also needing careful and detailed thought to tend to our own growth.  Virgo is known to be fact-finding, critical, and perfectionist, so we may feel some additional frustration when others don’t see eye-to-eye with us on how best to solve problems, or when our own plans fail to live up to our expectations, and we need to be careful not to beat ourselves up or play the martyr as a result.  However, Virgo is also good for having patience with process, understanding seasons and cycles, which is a useful awareness to combine with our instincts right now, especially after the powerful surge forward that yesterday’s cosmic activity may have directed us toward.  The Virgo Moon reminds us that the great problems of our time will not be solved in a day.  Patience and steady attention to detail are favored now.

A couple of hours later the two biggest gravitational forces in our solar system trined – the Sun in Aquarius and Jupiter in Libra – giving a massive surge of air power from those signs and emphasizing the use of reason and intellect in our social endeavors while connecting our relationships with our good fortune, whether those are personal relationships or group activities and causes.  Since Jupiter and the Sun move more slowly than the Moon, this aspect is in play all day today and into tomorrow, and we probably felt the build-up toward it as part of the powerful combination of energies during yesterday’s Full Moon and eclipse, which we are also still feeling the reverberations of today.  Now is a time to be conscious of all that we have to be grateful for, all that inspires us and strengthens our faith.  Not only spiritual faith is emphasized here but more importantly our faith that we are up to the tasks ahead of us, our faith that things will work out for the best, our trust in the Universe and our place in it.  Our philosophies and worldviews are highlighted during this time, and we have a greater capacity to accept viewpoints different from our own and integrate them into the bigger picture.  Just as Jupiter, Uranus, and Saturn have been forming a Triangle of Potential over the past couple of months that is now slowly moving out of orb, the Sun during the past two days has been forming another Triangle of Potential with Jupiter and Uranus, supporting both our faith in social harmony and our rebellion and need for freedom in coming to a point of balance for the good of humanity as a whole, and today’s trine with Jupiter emphasizes the social side of that equation even more.

Toward mid-day, the last of today’s astrological aspects saw the Moon in Virgo conjunct the North Node, emphasizing instinctive attention to detail in terms of our karmic path.  You may remember that the North Node had the apex of the Finger of God (Yod) on it yesterday, and the Mercury/Venus sextile that triggered it is still loosely in effect today, so this continues the focus on our life’ purpose under pressure from our communication and our values, especially since Virgo’s ruler Mercury is one of the active players in this configuration.  Since the Moon is activating this configuration today, our focus here is not likely to be within the realm of conscious thought, but nonetheless our emotions and instincts on the subject today are likely to be more thoughtful, more concerned with the details and mechanisms of how things work, and what seemingly little things need to be tended to in order to realize the potential of the grand picture presented by the Sun/Jupiter trine dominating the day and the rest of the weekend.

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Astrology of February 9th, 2017: Meant to be Enjoyed

The day starts off very early with the void-of-course Moon in Cancer trining Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio in the wee hours.  I’ve already written a sizable amount about Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio here, both in relation to her current position at the critical 29th degree and in relation to this trine.  The short version is that this trine confronts us with the need to surrender to our deepest darkest feelings at this time, particularly our feelings of frustration and helplessness in the face of the larger forces in our lives that we can’t control.  This is not a recipe for victimhood; indeed, embracing the void is a necessary step in knowing the fullness of who we are and what we feel, and prepares us to claim our power to face the future by acknowledging and letting go of the past.  For those who aren’t awake at this hour like I am, this may be a fruitful time for dreaming, though I suspect that most will give themselves over to the deepest, darkest, most dreamless sleep at this time, a balm for wounded souls…

Less than an hour later the Moon enters Leo, and our feelings change from moody and self-protective to proud and self-expressive.  Leo rules the 5th house of self-expression, creativity, children, lovers, and pleasurable pursuits.  The Moon in this sign wants people to notice when we walk in the room, and for the next couple of days we are likely to see egos bloom, and in some situations may wind up with too many kings wanting the throne at once.  That said, over the years I’ve come to see that Leo tends to want whatever it considers its “lordly due” and as long as it gets that it is happy to be benevolent and generous, loyal to allies, magnificently self-assured, and bounteous just like the Sun that rules this sign, and when well-aspected happy to let others take the reigns in realms other than its most treasured.  Remember that what we consider our “lordly due” under this influence is within emotional, instinctive, and unconscious realms, and the tone with which that expresses itself will be moved back and forth in the ebb and flow of each aspect made within this lunar cycle.

The first of these aspects happens when the Moon in Leo opposes Mercury in Aquarius later this morning.  Those proud Leonine instincts may find themselves staring down our thoughts, our hearts pitted against our heads.  We may wish to leap into the fray in defense of a loved one only to find our words doing more harm than good.  Or our generosity may outweigh our other intentions for our wallets, and cause us to over-extend ourselves.  Or our desire to be rulers of our realms may bump up against our perceptions of our place within the social order, for better or for worse.  On the plus side, this is a time of heightened awareness of these dynamics and with it and increase in situations that will encourage us to seek balance between these forces.

Joyfully, the rest of the day’s aspects are likely to feed the best in Leo in terms of influencing our moods.  In late morning the Moon in Leo trines Venus in Aries, making us practically purr in response to affection and pleasure, and likely to be generous with the same in return.

The astrological event going hand-in-hand with the Moon’s entry into Leo today is this afternoon’s sextile between the Sun in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries, the same sign that Venus and Mars are both currently residing in.  This is a harmonious aspect, but is likely to add some electricity to the air for most of the day, so chances are that it will heighten the livelier effects of the Moon’s trine with Venus and the subsequent trine between the Moon and Mars this evening.

I tend to look at the energies surrounding astrological events as triggering chain reactions whose expression is based on the types of elemental forces at work, as well as the impact of those forces on each other and their surroundings.  With the exception of that last watery gasp of the Moon/Black Moon Lilith trine so soon after the witching hour, the elemental forces of these noted aspects today are all fire and the air that feeds fire, along with a significant dose of electricity.  Our communication today is likely to be highly technologically based as a result, and our passions afire in a big way, but also a distinctly socially-conscious way – chances are that we just want to play, but our games are not completely frivolous with that revolutionary Uranian energy at work in the same sign with our affections and desires and our focused pursuit of them.  The lion is on the hunt!  With the Moon trining Mars this evening following the Sun/Uranus sextile following the Moon/Venus trine, the atmosphere is likely to be both creatively and sexually charged, filled with a vest for life to make our hearts pound and remind us that we are still here, still strong, and for all its ups and downs life is still meant to be enjoyed.

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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)

Tarot for February 8th, 2017: Pleasure, reversed

Today’s Tarot card is the 6 of Cups (Pleasure), reversed.  Given the astrological jostling of our emotions and instincts today, the phrase “Pleasure, reversed” in itself is probably not far from the mark, though the meaning of the card in this position is even more apt once we delve into it further.

The 6 of Cups is ruled by the Sun in Scorpio.  This is the current placement of Black Moon Lilith, the lunar apogee, and she has just entered the critical 29th degree where she will remain until this time next week.  This critical 29th degree transit is a time when the last lessons of Scorpio must be learned in relation to Black Moon Lilith before moving on to the first lessons of Sagittarius.  Black Moon Lilith is about letting go, surrendering to our own powerlessness, and understanding our frustrations, and in Scorpio that can mean a double-whammy, since Scorpio is jointly ruled by Mars classically and Pluto transcendentally.  Mars deals with our focus, drive, sexuality, and aggression, and Pluto deals with our issues of control, how we assert or deny our power, intensity, transformation, and death.  Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio then asks us to surrender to the mystery in our lives in ways that are likely to feel scary, intense, and sometimes even hopeless.  Through this surrender we not only gain wisdom and understanding of our own depths and endurance, but also in opening ourselves to the void we make possible the entry of that which we desire into our lives.  We experience the death of ego for this time so that ego is no longer our stumbling block in the areas of our lives governed by Scorpio.  Ironically, by surrendering our desires we create the space for our desires to be fulfilled.  Embracing Yin is necessary in order to equally embrace Yang.

Thus, we experience the tumultuousness of our emotions in response to multiple challenges between the Moon and outer planets today, the big forces in our lives that we cannot control battering our feelings and instincts, and in the wee hours of tomorrow morning the Moon will trine Black Moon Lilith, connecting our feelings in the aftermath of this day with all of that helplessness and need to surrender.  And there we will find our space of emptiness with which to welcome our own power that we could not see in the light of our own ego (the Sun).

Yes, seeing the 6 of Cups upended can feel like a kick in the gut.  We want pleasure in our lives, and to feel and enjoy the fullness of our emotions, the fulfillment of our desires.  At the same time, when we are experiencing difficult emotions like frustration and helplessness, there is a very real danger of turning off emotionally, stifling what we feel in order to be able to get through our days without tripping up on potentially disruptive feelings.  But as Black Moon Lilith is currently pointing out, we need to be willing to face our own dark depths and dive down deep into all of the awfulness of what we feel if we are ever to have that pleasure that we so desire.

On the plus side, the 6 of Cups reversed can signal that we are finally ready to shuck off our rose-coloured glasses, let go of the past, and do the hard work necessary to bring what we desire into our lives.  The critical 29th degree of Scorpio that Black Moon Lilith is transiting is after all the place of the last lessons of the sign, signaling that this is a time for completion in this stage of our life.  Sometimes the physical and emotional healing and transformation that are signaled when this card is upright requires that we undergo a healing crisis, a time when things get worse before they get better.  Seeing the 6 of Cups reversed today shows us that we are ready to confront our own fears of letting go, and step forward into the darkness on our way to a better future.

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Astrology of February 6th, 2017: Luck and Limitations

In the early morning hours today the Moon in Gemini trined the Sun in Aquarius, creating a state of flow and harmony between our unconscious and conscious awareness to start the day, increasing our desire for knowledge and our interest in the world around us, as well as heightening our social awareness.  A few hours later the Moon in Gemini sextiled Uranus in Aries, likely adding to the quick pace of the morning for those of us on diurnal schedules.  Since this was a harmonious aspect, it’s not likely to have rushed beyond our capabilities to enjoyable handle, and definitely gave those who could take advantage of the increased emphasis on self-direction an opportunity to shine.  

The Moon in Gemini squared Chiron in Pisces toward mid-day, which may have ended up making some of us feel a bit abraded and frustrated or hurt, typically as a result of communication missteps resulting from failed attempts at connection, and those of us with ongoing health problems could have found ourselves on the wrong end of the Moon in Gemini’s frenetic pace, feeling burnt out and exhausted, and unable to keep up.

This is followed by the Moon in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra, giving our emotions an expansive, social tone, so for those of us who managed to successfully navigate through that patch of burn out, this aspect likely has helped us to carry forward the active tone of the morning.  Even for those to whom the Moon/Chiron square proved to be more of a stumbling block, the Moon/Jupiter trine is likely to have been a blessing in getting us back on the horse for the afternoon, helping us to understand instinctively how our thoughts and communication enhance or detract from our good fortune in life, and giving us an opportunity to magnify our own optimism and with it our statistical probability of having a better life.  People who are “lucky” typically don’t have more good experiences than others – they just have more experiences, period.  They get out and try more, are more curious and interested in life (qualities that Gemini exercises in spades), and Jupiter today was happy to help encourage us in that direction.

This was followed by Mercury in Capricorn sextiling Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio in the early afternoon, helping us to extend our communication to normally hidden or taboo subjects without incurring negative consequences to our goals and reputations in the process, and potentially even enhancing them.  This made this afternoon a great time for ferreting out secrets that could be useful to us, though given the continuing proximity of Pluto in Capricorn it would be best if the use we make of this knowledge benefits more people than just ourselves.

The Moon in Gemini opposing Saturn in Sagittarius this afternoon may put a damper on things, increasing our feelings of limitation and insecurity, giving heightened prominence to the obstacles in our way, particularly when it comes to communication, learning, and social interactions.  Of course, we may also take these things more seriously and apply more discipline in these areas, and if we do, we will become aware of the need to balance our desire to learn and communicate with the need to pace ourselves and exercise caution in what we do with the information we obtain.  Since this aspect begins a lunar void-of-course period, it makes sense to fall back on our routines this afternoon and evening, and not begin any bold new ventures at this time.  This can also be a good time to have a few friends over, especially the kind who don’t mind a little seriousness and can help us ease our frustrations with some good camaraderie.

Later tonight the Moon enters watery Cancer, encouraging us to cozy up at home with family and friends, and give ourselves the time and space that we need to process our changing moods.  The Moon rules Cancer, so our emotions, instincts, and unconscious awareness are in their place of power tonight.  This is a good night for dreaming, so those of us who like to work with dream knowledge should be sure to keep something by our beds to write down what we remember in the morning.  This lunar placement makes house and home priorities tonight and over the next couple of days, and hones our business sense and intuitions, so being conscious of questions relating to these areas before going to bed tonight is likely to yield new insights.

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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)