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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Moon in Aquarius’

Astrology Update, March 24th, 2017: Renewed Optimism

The big astrological news of today is the opposition between Mercury in Aries and Jupiter in Libra this morning, making us highly aware of the balancing act between personal and interpersonal needs throughout the day.  Our awareness of this polarity between personal freedom and social harmony has been heightened in recent months due to the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition which is now moving into a wider orb and thus is a less powerful influence (Though fear not!  It shall return in September!).  But here we are now back to this theme thanks to Mercury stepping into Uranus’ position, bringing this duality into our awareness on a more personal level than was possible with two transcendental planets, since the transcendentals operate on a more planetary and generational scale.  Mercury, however, is very personal, governing our thoughts and communication, and now being worked upon by the expanding, optimistic force of Jupiter, our minds are being called upon to play a bigger game, our bold, self-concerned ideas being moved to operate in a more diplomatic and social manner, to join our enterprising minds with our more sympathetic beliefs, to communicate with courage without disrupting our relationships, and breathe new life into the social order.  Expect people to be more chatty than usual today, and for Mercurial activities (trade and travel in particular) to be enhanced.  We may find ourselves taking more risks, and may need to be watchful that we don’t overdo things, especially in financial sectors.  Still, this is likely to be a time of optimism and renewed interest in learning, a good time to try new things and meet new people, and expand the possibilities in our lives.

Later this morning saw the Moon supporting this dynamic through first a trine to Jupiter and then a sextile to Mercury immediately afterward, helping us to feel the interaction between the two on an emotional level as well as a mental level, and bringing our instinctive reactions to bear on the task of integrating personal and social needs.  The Moon trined to Jupiter is likely to have expanded our feelings in a positive and buoyant way, giving more of a spring to our steps and an optimistic attitude, while the sextile with Mercury ensured that our thoughts and our feelings acted in harmony this morning, and that unity of thought and feeling, consciousness and unconsciousness continues this afternoon due to the trine between the Sun in Aries and Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius.  Black Moon Lilith bridges the space between the Moon and the Sun, bringing our unconscious wisdom closer to the light of consciousness, and now trined to the Sun gives us an even greater capacity to make use of the information we have discovered in unconscious realms.  We now are likely to have a greater awareness of our own shadow, but this is a source of strength at this time that can lead to a sense of wholeness and understanding of our true desires.  We may feel a greater sense of personal power at this time and a bit more devil-may-care, a bit more reckless and courageous.  In combination with the Jupiter/Mercury opposition, this can definitely lead to more risk-taking behavior, which may be necessary to break out of a rut but still is something we should be mindful of to keep from going overboard.  That said, this trine is still a flowing, supportive aspect that helps us to access hitherto unknown (or unremembered) personal power and wisdom, at a time when those qualities can most benefit both ourselves and our loved ones.

In addition, this afternoon the Moon in Aquarius sextiles Uranus in Aries, putting our emotions and instincts into a supportive relationship with the transcendental ruler of Aquarius, heightening our love of personal freedom and our eccentricities yet also expanding on our capacity for inventiveness and our interest in the future.  Our technological capabilities may take a jump forward now, especially given the atmosphere of optimism and interest in new ideas created by the Jupiter/Mercury opposition, and the alignment of consciousness and unconsciousness created by the Sun/Black Moon Lilith trine.  We are now instinctively drawn to change things up, but more likely to do so for the better, keeping an eye to how our actions can positively shape the future for ourselves and our society.

Late tonight the Moon in Aquarius sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius, bringing our feelings back down to earth a bit perhaps, but still ending the night on a positive note.  Still social, still interested in the future, but now with a more practical bent to take the ideas and hope and excitement generated by the day and make real use of them in the physical world.  Though we may feel more serious as a result, we may also have a genuine sense of how to make today’s insights last beyond the moment, and bring real longevity to our relationships in the process.  This day and night have the capacity to act as an injection of new life and strength into our understanding of how we relate, both in personal relationships and in the larger social sphere, and the Moon aligning with Saturn at the end of the night brings the perfect close to such a day, so that what we’ve gained does not slip away but becomes part of our emotional structure, fortifying us for the future.

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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.  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 Update, March 23rd, 2017: A Time of Testing

Today started with a kindly sextile from the Moon in Aquarius to the Sun in Aries in wee early morning hours, giving us a last alignment of our conscious and unconscious selves in the disseminating portion of the lunar cycle before the upcoming New Moon in Aries.  The intentions that we set at the New Moon in Pisces and brought into fullness at the Full Moon in Virgo have been releasing into the world, and we are getting ready for the internal focus of the dark of the Moon, when we get clear on what matters most to us in setting our intentions for the next lunar cycle.  The Moon in Aquarius is future-oriented, instinctively bringing new ideas and viewpoints to the forefront, and aligning with the bold and active consciousness of the Sun in Aries gives us the drive to make real changes for the betterment of humankind and the planet.  While most of us in the Western Hemisphere were either asleep or winding down at the time of this alignment, still it set the stage for our dreams and began the tone of this day on a hopeful note.

A few hours later the Moon in Aquarius sextiled Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, amplifying the strength of our unconscious wisdom and our willingness to accept our own deep, inner knowing.  This alignment encouraged us to surrender to our ideals, feeling the power of our beliefs yet willing to continue to expand upon them, to see and embrace other perspectives in order to broaden our own.  This feeling built upon the energy of the Sun/Moon sextile, and fedinto the Moon’s next aspect, a loving and energetic sextile with Venus retrograde in Aries.

Venus retrograde has been going through the process of reassessing our connections with others, giving us greater understanding of what we value and take pleasure in, and how we give our affections and to whom.  Though Venus retrograde can sometimes be an uncomfortable time in terms of our interpersonal relationships and self-esteem, this morning’s Moon/Venus sextile gave us back some of the warmth and friendship that we need to sustain us, combining Aquarian instincts for betterment of self and society with the insights we have been gaining during this retrograde, and helping us to gain a stronger feeling for how our personal means of relating to people and enjoying life fits into the larger picture.

That sense of enjoyable companionship that the Moon/Venus sextile sought to encourage gets challenged this afternoon by the Moon in Aquarius squaring Mars in Taurus.  Mars in Taurus applies our energy and drive toward the material and physical matters of life, and may turn a blind eye to the more idealistic concerns of the Moon in Aquarius.  This afternoon we may well find ourselves confronted with choices that pit our principles and our material comforts against each other.  Since Venus rules Taurus and Mars rules Aries, there is a certain degree of sympathy between the energy of the Moon/Venus sextile and this square, which may help to navigate the challenges the Moon/Mars square brings up.  This aspect is an opportunity to see where we can reshape our material goals and comforts to accommodate our ideals and our sense of social responsibility, without sacrificing so much that we become resentful.

This sets us up for the big astrological event of the day, tonight’s square from Mercury in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn.  Mercury in Aries’ martial attitudes have been building through the afternoon, first warmed by the active camaraderie of the Moon/Venus sextile, then stirred to action through the challenges of the Moon/Mars square, and tonight our minds are likely to be primed for assertiveness and eager for new action.  But Pluto in Capricorn brings the powers-that-be to bear against minds and opinions that step out of line, and when these two clash there may well be fireworks.  Neither Aries nor Capricorn is known for backing down from a fight, especially when each is convinced they are in the right.  Pluto, like all transcendental planets, changes whatever he touches from the ground up, a disconcerting experience even under the best of circumstances.  And these are not the best of circumstances.  Political intrigue and strongarm tactics, techno-bureaucratic institutions with no sympathy for individual needs and desires, corporatocracy and plutocracy run amok, and a suffering planet undergoing drastic transformation at a pace faster than any of us care to admit or can really keep up with – these are the powers that our minds must grapple with now.  Pluto governs deep transformation, including death, and we may find ourselves facing fears now to give even the boldest martial spirit a run for its money.  We may find ourselves in a whirlwind of uncertainty tonight, gripped by changes we do not know how to navigate but know we must if we are to survive.  Tempers may flare, and there are likely to be some powerful arguments and clashes of will.  This is a time of testing, tempering our minds to face the inevitable reshaping of our society and our world, and ourselves along with them.  The ideas that we generate in response must determine what entrenched power systems we rid ourselves of in order to pass through this shadow of death and have a real chance at life.

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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.  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 Update, March 22nd, 2017: Trying Changes

Today’s lunar activity started out with the Moon in Capricorn squaring Jupiter in Libra in the wee early morning hours.  While the Moon in Capricorn is distinctly aware of social hierarchies, it lacks the diplomacy and tact of Libra, and tends toward a more serious and even depressive mood, whereas Jupiter in Libra is very much about optimism and faith and an expansive viewpoint regarding social dynamics and interpersonal relationships.  Capricorn is focused and driven, and notoriously workaholic, whereas Libra delights in fun and social gatherings.  Capricorn is devoted, whereas Libra is ambivalent.  Libra is talkative, while Capricorn is reticent.  Thus, when these two square off, we may find ourselves confronted with a new iteration of the ongoing lessons of the past few months in the fulfillment of personal versus social needs, with the quiet dedication of Capricorn standing in for the personal side of the equation in place of zany Uranus.  The Moon in Capricorn may be quiet, but is deeply fervent, and mistrusts the social butterfly qualities of Jupiter in Libra.  For those of us who were awake shortly after midnight on the West Coast of North and South America, we may have found ourselves in unexpected disagreements with others, most likely in relation to one person wanting more social and interpersonal contact and another wanting less contact or more in-depth contact.  This also ties in with the ongoing introspection of Venus retrograde regarding relationships and interpersonal connections.  For those who slept through this particular uncomfortable life lesson, count yourselves lucky, but note whatever you may have dreamt during that time, as the Moon governs unconscious wisdom.

The Moon in Capricorn found itself further mediating in the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition when it squared Uranus in Aries several hours later, turning the tables on our emotions and making our morning hours a bit more frenetic than we are used to.  Sudden upsets and the potential for accidents were elevated this morning, and our sense of responsibility may have been confounded by frustrations with the limitations in our lives, especially in relation to our careers and reputations, and we may have felt a temptation to shake things up.  Since this is a challenging aspect, however, any shake up is not likely to happen quietly or easily.  Aries is decidedly self-determined, brash, courageous, even foolhardy.  Capricorn has its own manner of courage but calculates risks and proceeds with a caution that Aries finds painfully slow.  This morning is likely to be a morning of impatience and frustration, sudden stops and starts, and unsettled feelings that continue to linger as the day progresses.  Since this aspect starts a long void-of-course period, it is not likely to find any resolution during the hours following either.  When the Moon makes its last major aspect of the day and turns void-of-course, we may find ourselves unfocused and adrift, and with the reverberations from the Moon/Uranus square agitating us, we can continue to find our plans interrupted and our emotions uncertain.  Normally sticking to routine is the best way of dealing with the void-of-course energies, but that Uranian energy may have other plans.  Since Uranus in Aries steers us toward the kind of bold, new ventures that are absolutely the worst things to try during a void-of-course time, this could be an especially uncomfortable afternoon.  Small course corrections are a better way to go now rather than making any big leaps, as well as taking disruptions in stride and continually working our way back to our routines.

A gentle sextile from the Moon to Chiron toward mid-day may be helping to smooth the course during this time, keeping us conscious of the places where we are sensitive or feel less than adequate at tackling the tasks presented to us, and helping us to find ways around or through them, particularly when doing so can help us aid others with similar issues.  This is a time to apply some extra compassion and remember the merits of camaraderie in the midst of struggle.  It can also help us to be more aware of the causes and patterns of such difficulties in our lives and how they affect us in our work and social structures.

Tonight the Moon enters Aquarius, turning our emotions and instincts from the personal dedication of Capricorn toward a path of applying that personal growth to the larger social order.  The newness and disruption that Uranus sent our way earlier today may well have been clearing the path for our feelings to now operate in a more forward-thinking manner, as Uranus is the transcendental ruler of Aquarius.  Aquarius is an air sign, so this Moon is not a touchy-feely or overtly emotional one, but is more philosophical and exploratory, friendly for the sake of increasing understanding and contributing to the betterment of society.  This is a sign that finds it easier to love many people rather than just one, and connects more over ideas than feelings.  Since this is a fixed sign, we may find ourselves and others being more stubborn now, more dogmatic about the ideas near and dear to us, though simultaneously more interested in hearing about other ideas even if we’re not ready to adopt them just yet.  This is a great time for communication, and social gatherings that contribute to causes, activities that change the world for the better, but it’s also a great time for reading and self-improvement, keeping in mind that personal evolution feeds the evolution of the whole.  We are more idealistic during this time, more interested in what the future holds and how we can shape it, so now is a good time to take a more active stand on what matters to us.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I will be posting the digital art that accompanies today’s analysis a little later in the day, 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!  The threads of fate can only be adjusted when we start from a place of deep self-knowing.

Astrology Update, February 25th, 2017: Dreaming Minds

The skies are busy today!  Things got started with the Moon in Aquarius sextiling Uranus in Aries in the early morning hours.  Since Uranus is the transcendental ruler of Aquarius, this was an extra boost to Aquarian and Uranian energy, emphasizing movement, electricity, technology, and the future.  While this might have translated into some restlessness and perhaps waking at an unusually early hour, this harmonious  aspect may have yielded unusual insights and quickened response time for those of us who were awake.

A short time later the Moon in Aquarius trined Jupiter in Libra, bringing an optimistic and generous quality to our emotions and instincts.  Since Jupiter magnifies what he touches and the trine is the most supportive of aspects, our feelings were enhanced by this contact, but since Aquarius is a more rational and less touchy-feely sign, those feelings were likely to be more within the realm of creating better interpersonal and social dynamics, or simply feeling better about ourselves, since Aquarius can have an independent streak which was already emphasized by the Moon’s earlier contact with Uranus in Aries.

These two aspects together had the Moon activating the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition, creating a Triangle of Potential with the Moon as the mediator helping to bring balance between these two outer planets in their tug-of-war between the personal and the political, freedom and social responsibility, individual needs and relationships.  Our emotions and instincts during these early morning hours were poised to help us mediate between these areas, and while most of us in North America weren’t awake for these aspects, the Moon’s governance of the unconscious makes it likely that our dreams did touch upon matters important to these areas, and regardless, the benefit to our unconscious during that time could well have reverberations during the rest of the day (unless you’re like me with the Jupiter/Uranus opposition directly plugged into a T-square with Sun/Venus/Mercury, in which case, sorry about the exhaustion…).

Later this morning the Moon in Aquarius sextiled Saturn in Sagittarius, reviving Saturn’s previous role as mediator in the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, and helping to steady our responses, increase our patience, and improve our discipline, particularly with regard to reactions tied to our beliefs and social structures.  Our optimism during this time was less of the pie-in-the-sky variety and more practical and down-to-earth, allowing us to knuckle down and get things done to improve our lives, especially in relation to others.  Since this started off a void-of-course period lasting several hours, this makes the early part of the afternoon a time to settle into our routines, fix things that are out-of-place or otherwise in need of editing and correcting, and let our minds drift while our instincts take the helm, strengthened by Saturn’s sobering presence.

Later this afternoon, both Mercury and the Moon enter Pisces within a short time of each other, conjuncting shortly thereafter.  This can put our thoughts and feelings into a dreamy fog, confusing our perceptions.  Pisces is the eldest sign of the zodiac, concerned with emotional and spiritual matters and universal consciousness, enhancing connections but also blurring boundaries.  Coming after the Moon’s contact with the highly boundary-conscious Saturn, this may be especially disconcerting.  Now is not a time for signing contracts, engaging in important negotiations, or doing anything that requires particularly quick wits (and that is true for the duration of Mercury’s passage through Pisces, until mid-March).  That said, Mercury in Pisces can be very intuitive, even psychic, perceiving others’ motivations as well as our own.  The danger here is that we may find ourselves picking up on thoughts and feelings without recognizing whose they are, mistaking them for our own, and may find ourselves led about in circles as a result.  Regardless, our thoughts and emotions are aligned together at this time, helping us to communicate about what we are feeling.  We are more likely now to say what we feel and our reactions are more likely to reflect whatever we are thinking, for better or for worse.  Still, there can be a lovely sweetness to our communication and instinctual responses now, as our kindness and compassion are emphasized in both our thoughts and feelings during the Moon/Mercury conjunction, continuing through tomorrow’s New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse.

Tonight, the feelings gentled by the Moon’s entry into Pisces get a somewhat abrasive reminder of the challenges posed to our compassion by some of our more strident beliefs, as the Moon in Pisces squares Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius.  Now we are confronted by our need to be right and our less-than-kindly attitudes when it comes to those we disagree with, especially in areas concerning our ideals.  We may find ourselves facing extremism, in either ourselves or others, dividing us at a time when our instinct is to be more loving and connected.  We may feel victimized and self-pitying as a result, and because both the Moon and Black Moon Lilith govern unconscious processes, our conscious minds may be hard-pressed to process all of this, especially with Mercury so recently entered into Pisces and now swimming in murky waters.  Still, Black Moon Lilith is very much about connecting the unconscious and the conscious (hers is a space between the Moon and the Sun), and the best way to navigate her territory is to surrender ourselves to the experience in order to fully process what she is trying to teach us.  It’s not likely to be pleasant in the case of her square to the Moon, but since the Moon moves quickly at least it will be brief.

Finally, late tonight the Moon in Pisces conjuncts the South Node in Pisces, opposing the North Node in Virgo.  The South Node governs past life influences, where we have come from and where we feel comfortable.  The North Node governs our karmic path forward, the future that we are heading toward, the skills and attitudes that we need to develop.  With the Moon conjuncting the South Node in dreamy Pisces, our instinctive desire will be to do whatever makes us most comfortable, whatever is familiar and easy and doesn’t challenge us.  However, since the Moon is opposing the North Node, we won’t be able to rest in this space without being aware of what we are meant to be doing in the polarity of this comfortable place.  The North Node in Virgo is concerned with tending to all of the little details of our karmic path, perfecting ourselves through a lengthy process of growth, mindful of our health and a more scientific method than this Piscean fantasy world that has lured us in.  Fortunately, of all the signs Pisces is most comfortable with paradox and the integration of opposites.  Tonight may well be a time for dreaming, and creativity, and sensual enjoyment of our emotions and connections, still recognizing where we need to be headed.  The Nodal axis is sometimes referred to as the Dragon, with the North Node as the head and the South Node as the tail, but the South Node also contains the stomach, the source of the hunger that the mouth feeds.  Our drive toward the future is informed by the past.  Our emotions and instincts may not be interested in tackling the areas in which we need to grow just yet, but our path toward the future may still rely on the hunger stoked in Piscean dream worlds tonight.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I will be posting the digital art that accompanies today’s analysis a little later in the day, 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 Update, February 24th, 2017: Action!

We are still feeling the residual effects of last night’s Mercury/Saturn sextile, fortifying our minds and our communication, aiding our planning and organizing skills, our ability to do repetitive tasks, and our data-crunching capabilities.  This is a good time to get tasks done that might not normally be exciting but which are necessary steps in furthering our own improvement as well as our social goals and ideals.  We’re also already starting to feel the effects of next week’s Jupiter/Uranus opposition, the second in a series that started in late December and will culminate at the end of September, reinforcing yesterday’s Jupiter/Eris opposition and challenging us to find the balance between innovative individual freedom and harmony in relationships as well as faith in social order, particularly when our Eris-fueled bullshit detectors are dialed to 10.

Today’s astrological aspects are blessedly harmonious and minimal, giving us some respite from the activity of the past couple days.  This morning sees a sextile from the Moon in Aquarius to Venus in Aries, giving some Venusian warmth to our feelings and increasing our friendliness while at the same time allowing us to remain self-motivated and even a bit detached.  This is a great balance to encourage taking action without getting bogged down in emotion and simultaneously giving some sense of social responsibility to the will to dance to our own music.  Of course, given that the transcendental ruler of Aquarius, Uranus is hanging out in Aries along with Venus, Mars, and Eris, that sense of responsibility is still likely to be revolutionary.  Our instincts this morning lead us in search of new ways of doing things, and are going to be excited by new ideas and technologies, but thanks to Venus in this mix we are likely to want to be hands-on with that excitement rather than just living in the world of ideas.  Since Venus governs the female sexual principle, this aspect can also be a good reminder of just how sexy forthrightness and a bit of impulsiveness can be, and that’s a pleasurable glow to light up the morning and linger into the astrological quiet of the afternoon.

This active impulse is reinforced late tonight when the Moon in Aquarius sextiles Mars in Aries, giving our emotions and instincts a boost from our drive, ambition, aggression, focus, and energy.  Mars governs the male sexual principle, and following on the heels of our emotions aligned with Venusian affections we may find ourselves pursuing those affections more aggressively tonight.  Aries is one of the two signs that Mars rules, so he’s in the height of his power here, bolstering our courage and uninterested in excuses about not getting what we want.  Mars in Aries rejects excuses and moves forward boldly and quickly to make it so already, damnit.  Those of us who have been languishing in uncertainty may find this aspect coming after the boost in confidence from this morning’s Moon/Venus sextile cutting through all of that crap, and about time, too.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I will be posting the digital art that accompanies today’s analysis a little later in the day, 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 case, 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!


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