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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Mercury in Capricorn’

Astrology of January 31st, 2017: Courage and Decisiveness

The day starts immediately with the Moon in Pisces conjunct Chiron shortly after the witching hour, heightening our sensitivity to our hurts and limitations, whether physical or otherwise.  If we weren’t in bed yet at that time, chances are that we would feel the need for rest and healing strongly at that point, but that awareness of hurt might well keep us awake longer, as Chiron seeks to instruct us through what we are feeling.  

A few hours later the Moon squares Saturn in Sagittarius, potentially leading to a depressive early morning, as the challenge from Saturn to our emotions is one of making us feel our limitations and fears and insecurities keenly right now, and following on the heels of the Moon/Chiron conjunction it might be a little rough to take.  On the other hand, we may well find ourselves struggling to feel at that point, as Saturn’s restriction can deaden feelings, especially those already stretched thin and exhausted by the past week of turmoil in the larger world, and the difficulty in maintaining empathy when it seems that battle lines are being drawn between “us” and “them.”

Thankfully, the Moon conjuncts Venus in Pisces later in the morning, and our feelings and instincts become aligned with our affections and pleasures.  We become aware of the sweetness of who and what we value, take comfort in our emotional, physical, and social connections, our sense of the universal and the humanity that brings us together and regenerates the sympathy and empathy between us.

This begins a void-of-course period lasting a few hours, during which the Moon trines Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, keeping our emotions and instincts attuned to and in harmony with the rejected and marginalized in ourselves and our society.  This mid-day and early afternoon period is a time when we will strongly identify with the underdog on an unconscious level, which is also a collective level.  There is also an instinctual awareness of secrets, and we are likely to be good at obscuring what we feel at this time, even as we sense hidden things under the surface that intensify our own feelings and that of those with whom we are connected.

The Moon enters Aries this afternoon, and the feelings and instincts that were so quiet and sensitive now get an influx of fire.  That secretive and secret-sensing unconscious now wants to get straight to the truth of things, boldly and without hesitation, and is likely to step on some toes in the process.  This is a time to exercise our bravery, to quest for answers and battle monsters along the way, and decisively create solutions in the parts of our lives most in need of them.  And the Universe is going to be kind enough to give us the energy and drive to do it, with Mars conjuncting the Moon in Aries this evening.  All of that fire that has set our hearts ablaze has the classical ruler of Aries, Mars directing it, channeling that spirit and focusing our instincts straight toward whatever demons we need to fight as a result of the introspection of the day.

Close on the heels of Mars charging forward tonight is Mercury in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries.  Our words that seek to be the voice of deep and reasoned thought in pursuit of our goals run afoul of the Great Rebel, the urge toward newness and upheaval, challenging and even tearing down the old in service to the future.  We may find ourselves speaking before we have fully thought things through, or our words may prove to be far more disruptive than we intended.  Our minds may run at a million miles a minute, our attention spans grow smaller, our focused energy and emotion racing to keep up with the pace set by changing circumstances.  We may see unusual trading activity starting this afternoon as a precursor to the exact square this evening, as even the swift Mercury’s contact lasts longer than that of the Moon, and will be felt into tomorrow.  Remember that in addition to governing communication and thought, Mercury is also a god of commerce and financial gain, and luck.  Mercury conjuncting Uranus has our luck turning on a dime, so we need to be prepared for wherever our Moon/Mars conjunction boldness leads us to put up some surprises of its own, and use those Aries instincts and energy decisively.  

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Or, if you’re not into the monthly pledge thing but still want to show some support and get some art in the process, please visit my RedBubble page, where a selection of my digital art and my divinatory drawings are available printed on everything from clothing to notebooks to cellphone cases, as well as art prints – today’s digital art piece can be found here.  My Etsy shop is also a good place to visit for both printed art and wearables, as well as my hand-crafted herbal dream pillows.  Every sale helps me to continue what I do here, and I deeply appreciate the support!

All aspect times used in creating this post 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!  The threads of fate can only be adjusted when we start from a place of deep self-knowing.

Astrology of January 30th, 2017: Escape or Transform?

Today starts shrouded in Neptunian fog, thanks to a Moon/Neptune conjunction in Pisces in the early morning hours.  Neptune governs our hopes, dreams, illusions, and delusions, spiritual perception and the ways in which we seek to escape reality.  Since Neptune is the transcendental ruler of Pisces, Neptunian energy is being reinforced both by its transit through that sign and by the conjunction with the Moon in Pisces, and since transcendental planets alter whatever they touch from the ground up, our emotions and instincts this morning are being reconfigured by all of the ways in which we seek escape or alteration of reality.  True spiritual growth requires that we confront these areas of escapism, and recognize that what we hear right now may only be what we want to hear.  Pisces heightens sensitivity, making our feelings more vulnerable to both our perceptions and our escapist tendencies, and in particular we may be prey to deception at this time.  While this is a Lunar aspect and therefore fleeting, the absence of additional aspects until the late afternoon makes this influence more likely to linger without being redirected by other forces, and since it can blur both perceptions and instincts, it would be a good idea to be extra careful on the road this morning or when operating heavy machinery.  

This afternoon sees the Moon in Pisces sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, bringing forward the residual influence of yesterday’s Mercury/Pluto conjunction, softened by the gentle feeling of the Moon in Pisces.  This is a harmonious aspect, which is just as well given the innate emotional intensity of Pluto in aspect with the Moon.  In this case, our sense of power and control in relation to our goals supports and is supported by our sensitive emotions and instincts.  We may find ourselves experiencing a greater degree of flow in relation to our goals and how we feel about them, and may find it easier to follow our instincts at this time as a result, especially if our goals align with our spiritual directions.

The Moon sextiling Mercury in Capricorn tonight also continues yesterday’s combination of Mercury/Pluto energies and this afternoon’s Moon/Pluto connection, but with more thinking and communicating involved.  This supportive aspect helps us to express what we are feeling, and to apply our instincts and emotional understanding to what we are thinking and saying.  As a result, we have an opportunity over the course of this day and night to come to a greater understanding of what we feel and how those feelings guide our actions and communication in pursuit of our goals.  With Pisces emphasizing connectivity, it is likely that this opportunity is enhanced if we allow ourselves to share our insights and experiences with others tonight, so long as we are willing to give everyone their fair turn to speak their truth.  Pisces is universal and spiritual in its orientation so now is a time when real connections will create greater flow on our paths to wholeness and in the necessary transformations along the way.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I have posted the digital art that accompanies today’s analysis here, along with some background on its creation.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily.  I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

Or, if you’re not into the monthly pledge thing but still want to show some support and get some art in the process, please visit my RedBubble page, where a selection of my digital art and my divinatory drawings are available printed on everything from clothing to notebooks to cellphone cases, as well as art prints.  My Etsy shop is also a good place to visit for both printed art and wearables, as well as my hand-crafted herbal dream pillows.  Every sale helps me to continue what I do here, and I deeply appreciate the support!

All aspect times used in creating this post 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 January 29th, 2017: Universal Transformation

The day started with the Moon in Aquarius void-of-course for several hours.  During this time the Moon in Aquarius squared Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, putting our instincts and emotions at odds with hard-won wisdom, revealing secrets and stirring up a will toward rebellion born from a sense of rejection, which is likely to simmer for a while under the void-of-course influence.  In particular, this may put our emotions in a space of uncomfortable confrontation with the marginalized elements of society and our own psyches.  The parts of us that we wish to deny weren’t interested in staying safely hidden out of view, and this is likely to colour our actions moving into the rest of the day.

The Moon entered Pisces mid-morning, moving us out of the more rational space of Aquarius and into greater emotional sensitivity, intuitive instincts, and a feeling of greater connection (or desire for connection) with humanity and the universe as a whole.  We may find our emotions flowing more freely at this time, and more inclined to go in multiple directions at once, and at the same time we may feel a sense of age and even exhaustion, as though we have felt this all before and now wish to resolve and conclude certain feelings rather than continuing to go around in circles with them.

The big astrological news of today is this afternoon’s conjunction between Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn.  Our minds and communication are most concerned now with issues of power, institutions, systems of control, death, and revolution.  We are not likely to be interested in surfaces or frivolous things now, preferring to delve down into the deeper workings of the structures in our lives, and if necessary tear down what isn’t serving us well.  Our goals are likely to get a serious boost of transformative power today, as our minds are operating with intensity and consumed with the larger cycles and transpersonal forces at work in our lives.  Mercury is a trickster god, amoral and at his best when playing with a myriad of elements, and when he plays with giant forces such as these, what is unleashed may well be radically different from what we expect.  He is also a hermaphroditic god, so matters pertaining to gender non-binary folks may well be highlighted, whether drawing power from larger systems or clashing with powers brought to bear against them.  It should be remembered that whatever a transcendental planet such as Pluto touches is likely to be transformed by the experience from the ground up, so our thoughts are not likely to remain comfortable during this process, nor will our minds remain unchanged.

Whatever we experience in connection with the Mercury/Pluto conjunction this afternoon, it is tied to our karmic path, and in particular is likely to deal with past-life issues in need of resolution, as the Moon conjuncts the South Node.  Thus, this day combines heightening our emotional and instinctual awareness of the marginalized in our lives through this morning’s Moon/Black Moon Lilith square with increasing emotional sensitivity and universal awareness due to the Moon’s entry into Pisces, and the Mercury/Pluto conjunction colours the entire day in intense thought and communication surrounding our goals and material structures, systems, and institutions with the Pisces Moon conjuncting the South Node creating one giant impetus to purge the outdated systems of the past that hold us back.  In particular, now is a time for us to reject our own victimization and martyrdom, and move forward with purpose and understanding of our own innate power that cannot be torn from us no matter how dire our circumstances.  This is not a day for remaining complacent, whatever else it may be.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I’ve posted the digital artwork that accompanies this post here.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily. I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

Or, if you’re not into the monthly pledge thing but still want to show some support and get some art in the process, please visit my RedBubble page, where a selection of my digital art and my divinatory drawings are available printed on everything from clothing to notebooks to cellphone cases, as well as art prints. My Etsy shop is also a good place to visit for both printed art and wearables, as well as my hand-crafted herbal dream pillows. Every sale helps me to continue what I do here, and I deeply appreciate the support!

All aspect times used in creating this post 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 January 25th, 2017: Feeling Practical

Today is a relatively quiet day, astrologically speaking, with no notable aspects until the Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces around mid-day.  This supports our hopes and dreams with our more practical instincts, and creates harmony between our worldly endeavors and our spiritual leanings.  Of course, this may also put our instincts and feelings into a gentle dreamland less suited for practical achievement, but it can just as well enhance our intuitions and creativity, so as long as we are mindful of our surroundings and actions we should benefit from this aspect.

Around sunset the Moon conjuncts Mercury in Capricorn, putting our thoughts in alignment with our feelings, making it highly likely that we will speak what we feel.  Since Capricorn can be a bit reticent, this may be limited to blurting out inconvenient truths, but given Mercury in Capricorn’s propensity to think deeply and the Moon in Capricorn’s underrated ability to feel deeply, whatever is said is likely to be on-point, whether well-received or not.  This aspect may also enhance our ability to make more realistic plans for the future, since our thoughts will be geared toward the long-term and we will be more likely to take our most practical feelings and instincts into account during the process.

This is a good night to take advantage of the astrological calm, take a deep breath, and consider carefully what we really want and how best to achieve it.  It will be a busy enough day tomorrow.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily.  I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

(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.)

Astrology of January 23rd, 2017: Compassionate Expression

Today sees no astrological aspects until this afternoon, when Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, putting our mind and our communication in alignment with our hopes, wishes, dreams, and ideals.  While Mercury in any alignment with Neptune can increase confusion and the possibility of delusion or deception, the sextile is a gentle, harmonious aspect, minimizing the negative potential of this combination.  Since this is a planetary aspect, its effects are likely to be with us all day and into tomorrow, so now is a time for writers to make used of an increased ability to tap into fantasies, artists to make use of increased creative capacity, and all of us to make good use of our intuitions.  Still this influence may have us seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses for a bit, so it might be wise not to sign any contracts or make any commitments until some of the glow has worn off.

This evening sees a trio of Lunar aspects.  First, the Moon in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries, making us likely to be a bit impulsive.  We may also experience sudden changes of mood or desires, and may find ourselves longing for something unusual to stir up our lives a bit.  Our usual tastes may not satisfy, and we could find ourselves drawn to people and situations we are not normally drawn to.  This could prove to be a disrupting influence if we aren’t normally flexible or adventurous, but it could also be the very thing to help us get out of whatever ruts we may find ourselves in.  Still, we probably shouldn’t expect changes made under this influence to be long-lasting, nor the people we meet during this time to stick around for long.

A short time later the Moon in Sagittarius squares Venus in Pisces, and in combination with the Mercury/Neptune sextile and the Moon/Uranus trine, this could turn out to be a recipe for broken hearts, especially with the Moon squaring Chiron a short time later.  Venus rules our affections and pleasures and Chiron governs our hurts, old injuries, and the wisdom that we can gain from them as well as the help that we can give to others that we find it hard to give ourselves.  With the Moon squaring both, we are likely to be in for some painful life lessons with regard to what and whom we value and care for, though the Mercury/Neptune sextile may make it easier for us to gain some wisdom from these lessons if we are mindful of our interconnectedness and can make good use of our compassion for ourselves and others.  The Mercury/Neptune sextile can make it easier to express our compassion, our ideals, and our spiritual outlooks, and that may help us to better navigate both of tonight’s squares, and learn something valuable in the process.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily.  I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

(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.)


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