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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Moon in Aries’

Astrology Update, March 29th, 2017: Bright and Growing

This morning the Moon in Aries kicked off the day with a conjunction to Mercury in Aries, followed shortly by a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, starting our morning with our thoughts and feelings both identifying with each other, merging together in pursuit of the fresh and exciting, yet having steady discipline and patience tempering what we feel thanks to Saturn.  Aries is bold and adventurous and action oriented, so we may have found ourselves extra lively and alert this morning even if we aren’t normally so at that hour, with minds and feelings both bright and active, but Saturn’s sense of timing kept us from being too impulsive and though the Moon in combination with Saturn tends to increase seriousness, the flow and ease of the trine aspect kept Saturn’s influence from becoming too heavy.  Since the Moon turned void-of-course with the trine to Saturn, we were best off sticking to routine for a few more hours and not getting too caught up in pursuit of the new while the morning was still young.

A few hours later the Moon entered Taurus, giving some grounding to our feelings that have been all fired up and impetuous for the past few days.  Taurus is deeply practical and concerned with matters in the material world, preferring creature comforts to the heroic desires of Aries, and slows the pace of our feelings and instincts to something more steady and stable.  Taurus is ruled by Venus, so our instincts now are to seek out that which we find comfortable and pleasurable.  Diets tend to be more difficult to maintain under a Taurus Moon, as this sign is notoriously fond of its food, and exercise routines may suffer as well.  The best way to counter that tendency is to make both diets and exercise as pleasurable as possible, and as close to habit as possible, as Taurus tends to be change-averse.  Taurus likes structure and routine, and is good at giving us the persistence to stick to something, especially when that something leads to greater structure!  Taurus wants things to be stable and secure, especially when it comes to financial matters, so a Taurean Moon is a great time to tend to such things.  This is the time when our instincts are best utilized for getting the bills paid, making our homes more comfortable, and beautifying our environments, as Taurus’ ruler Venus gives this sign a high appreciation for art.  This is a great time for making things, whether artistic or not, especially building and repairing things about the home.

Toward midday Mercury in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius, carrying forward the energy and liveliness of this morning’s Moon/Mercury conjunction and Moon/Saturn trine with the benefit of the more stable Taurean Moon.  Our thoughts may turn serious but not negatively so – this is the kind of seriousness that encourages self-discipline and mindfulness of how to work through challenges and around obstacles to get what we want.  Mercury in this aspect retains the Aries drive to achieve but gains the perspective of Saturn showing us what limitations and restrictions we need to overcome, while Saturn gains the benefit of Aries brightness and optimism keeping our understanding of our limitations from weighing us down or depressing us.  Mercury in Aries can also help us bring new ideas to bear on our old beliefs, helping us to get out of some of the spiritual and philosophical ruts that Saturn has been expressing during his transit of Sagittarius.  Now we have boldness of thought and insight into what needs to be done to improve our mental landscape and our lives along with it, and the seriousness to attend to it, and at the same time a measure of excitement to lift us up in the process of dealing with otherwise sobering matters.  In combination with the Taurus Moon, this is the perfect time to work on solving “real world” problems that are fed by belief patterns, tackling issues that even a day ago would have seemed too big or too difficult.  And since this is a planetary aspect we can expect this influence to extend into tomorrow, giving us a boost of ambition and zeal to make things happen.

This afternoon we get an additional bit of celestial help in making practical progress through the Moon in Taurus trining the North Node in Virgo, giving our materially-oriented instincts the help of the North Node’s drive to tend to the details that matter most to our souls.  In many “spiritual” circles, there has all too often been a tendency to divide the spiritual and the practical, but with the North Node in earthy Virgo we have been experiencing the necessity of understanding that our souls are in a material world, and fulfilling our souls’ purposes here requires mindfulness of the material in combination with the spiritual.  Today’s Moon/North Node trine gives us a boost in tending to the material matters that can affect our souls’ journey, and in combination with the Mercury/Saturn trine, this afternoon has the potential to enhance our understanding of and working through both spiritual and material matters simultaneously.  Gardens can benefit especially from this influence, as well as health concerns, and this is a great time to exercise our creative capabilities.  Sometimes the cosmic cycles give us something lovely to work with, and this afternoon is just such a time to enjoy.

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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 28th, 2017: Impersonal Forces Up Close

As mentioned in relation to last night’s New Moon in Aries, Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn are moving into an exact square at the end of this month, and we are already feeling its effects, which are highlighted today in a series of aspects with the Moon.  

On the national and international stages we have been seeing Pluto transiting the sign he was in at the time of the United States’ founding as a nation, in what is known as a Pluto return, the first return that he has made for this country.  Since Pluto deals with power and institutions, as well as buried secrets, we are now being brought face-to-face with the hidden things this country was founded on, the inequality of women, the exploitation of slaves and immigrants, the genocide of Native Americans.  Pluto is slow-moving, and we still have a few more years before the return becomes exact, but both as a country and as individuals we are already feeling the intensity of this return, and it is being exacerbated by the transits of first Uranus and now Jupiter in hard square aspects to Pluto, moving in and out of a loose T-square formation over the past year.  Uranus and Pluto formed a series of exact squares seven times between 2012 & 2016, bringing the disruptive force of Uranian rebellion to bear upon the power structures represented by Pluto, and then this winter Uranus and Jupiter have moved in and out and back into opposition, pitting the need for individual freedom against the social order and desire for interpersonal peace and harmony.  Jupiter and Uranus are now moving out of that opposition, though they’ll return to it once again in September, and now it’s time for Jupiter and Pluto to have a go at it again, having previously squared off last spring and summer.

Jupiter deals with our faith and optimism, our sense of good fortune, our luck, and he magnifies whatever he touches, making the matters of the sign he is transiting seem larger-than-life.  In Libra, Jupiter is deeply concerned with social order and harmony, and with relationships, especially partnership.  Jupiter is also an authority figure, the king of the gods, ruler in both an earthly sense and a heavenly one.  Squaring off against Pluto brings the secrets of authority figures to light, reveals the flaws and power struggles of our leaders, and pits wealth and power against benevolent authority.  Judicial authority comes into question under this influence, as does the efforts of corporations to buy their way into governmental power.  And on a personal level, we may experience shake-ups in our fortunes, our finances, our faith, and our relationships, all connected to intense power struggles, whether or not we are directly taking part in them.  Feelings of helplessness may be magnified now, or we may find ourselves obsessively determined to hold onto even the slightest sliver of control, only to discover that sense of control is in fact an illusion.  On a spiritual level, we may find ourselves undergoing a “Dark Night of the Soul,” struggling to maintain any faith in the face of overwhelming odds that are reshaping our lives in patterns we don’t recognize and don’t know how to counter on our own, while all that we have previously put our faith in seems engaged in its own battles, and ill-equipped to assist us with ours.

This is the dynamic that our lunar unconscious is tapping into today.  Late this afternoon the Moon in Aries first squares Pluto in Capricorn and then about 20 minutes later opposes Jupiter in Libra, bringing this generational drama alive on a personal level.  Our emotions and instincts first are challenged by forces of change beyond our control, operating on a practical level that affects our goals and potentially affects our careers and reputations as well, yet may also hit us on even deeper levels.  Pluto isn’t simply about change but more importantly about deep transformation, the kind that can goes hand-in-hand with life-threatening illness or even death.  Even when our physical lives are not affected, our souls undoubtedly are, as Pluto is never mild in action, demanding that we confront our deepest and most frightening secrets.  With the Moon bringing Plutonian intensity into our emotions and instinctive reactions, we may find ourselves driven by fears and issues of control, or engaging in compulsive behaviors that we are hard-pressed to explain even to ourselves.  The Moon in Aries is hard-headed and impulsive and wants us to do things our own way, but up against Pluto in Capricorn is likely to find us thwarted by bureaucratic forces beyond our control, the powers-that-be meddling and making a mess of things in ways that we are not only ill-equipped to resist but unusually upset by.  Our emotions this afternoon are likely to range from frustration to anger to depression, but whatever we feel it is likely to be intense.

With the Moon opposes Jupiter shortly after Pluto, we may feel resistant to all efforts to engage peaceably with others, especially in relation to whatever obstacles or forced changes Pluto is making us endure.  We may feel outright hostile, immediately rushing into the fray even when fighting is not necessary or is in fact counter-productive.  On the flip side we could find ourselves so longing for peace and tranquility that we immediately allow ourselves to become doormats, capitulating to whatever demands are made of us in the hope that whatever giant, scary forces are bearing down on us will finally leave us alone.  The intensity of our feelings in the throes of the Moon/Pluto square is amplified by the Moon/Jupiter opposition, and since all of this is operating on the unconscious level and triggered by the big forces in our lives that we may feel we have little control over, we most likely won’t have a lot of applicable tools with which to face these influences.  On the plus side, though the aspects between the transcendental planets that are being emphasized by this lunar transit will be in effect for a while, the immediate effect on our emotions and instinctive reactions is blessedly temporary.  We should also recognize that the feelings we experience as a result can give us clues to understanding this dynamic at work in the world at large, and that understanding is going to be necessary as we grapple with these forces in the long run.

Late tonight the Moon in Aries conjuncts Uranus, reviving the revolutionary fervor that has been an undercurrent in all of this clashing between great impersonal forces.  Our moods tonight become highly changeable, even agitated, and we long for the new and unusual to break the grip of the old and power-obsessed.  When the Moon is in hard aspect to Uranus, we should be mindful of the potential for technological breakdowns and short circuits, but there is also the potential for breakthroughs and increased inventiveness.  Our intuitions are highly attuned during this time, and our interest in and concern for the future is heightened.  And because this all is happening in Aries, our fighting spirit is likely to be revived, at least briefly, though Uranian electricity make find our energy fizzling out quickly after getting emotionally amped up so high.  Nonetheless, insomnia is a strong potential under this aspect, as we may find our hearts racing in the aftermath of facing three of the big powers of the solar system in short succession.  Our dreams tonight may be unusual, if we get to sleep at all.

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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, March 27th, 2017: New Moon in Aries

This morning started off early with the Moon in Pisces squaring Saturn in Sagittarius and turning void-of-course, which can make for a dreary and frustrating way to start the day, not to mention a stereotypical Monday morning.  The Moon in hard aspect to Saturn tends to dredge up our fears and insecurities, leading to depression and even despair, or at the very least a sort of numbing sense of restriction.  Combined with the aimlessness of the void-of-course period, this made for a morning where the best course of action was sticking to our routines and not getting caught up in any bold new plans until the morning had progressed a few more hours.

Thankfully, later this morning the Moon entered Aries, giving our emotions and instincts a fresh new start, as Aries is energetic and action-oriented.  Our instincts during this lunar transit are brave and excited about life, interested in exploring new possibilities and treating life as one big adventure.  Though our tempers are a little shorter under an Aries Moon, so are our attention spans, so we aren’t likely to stay mad for long.  We’re also likely to be more straightforward during this time, more impatient and wanting to cut to the chase.  While we aren’t likely to lose all of the altruism fostered under the Pisces Moon, still we are more self-concerned and self-motivated now, seeking to make our mark on the world.  Personal ambitions are highlighted now, as is self-image.  Since Aries is ruled by Mars, physical activity is of greater interest as well – this is a good time to get out and enjoy the spring weather!

Speaking of Mars, the red planet is a player in one of the big astrological events of the day, with Mars in Taurus sextiling Neptune in Pisces.  This puts our energy and drive that is currently operating on practical, material levels in a harmonious relationship with our hopes, dreams, ideals, and spiritual outlook.  This is a time for acting from a place of compassion without losing sight of our own self-interest, and being able to see the bigger picture even while we are engaged in very mundane and physical activities.  This is also a good time for enjoying sensory experience, and for relationships that are both sexual and spiritual, erotic and romantic.  Those of us engaged in esoteric studies are more likely to make good progress now, and those with more pragmatic outlooks may find the view improved by an unexpectedly rosy tint to the day.

To add to that rosiness, the Moon in Aries conjuncts Venus retrograde in Aries this afternoon.  Though Venus retrograde is less certain in her lust for life than when she is direct, still she is active and engaging, warm and affectionate, instinctively desiring companionship but still nobody’s pushover, and our emotions are now following her lead.  This is a time of new crushes and lively flirtation, and perhaps a bit more aggressive pursuit of who and what we desire.  If we’ve been hesitant before about such pursuit, now may be the time that we finally work up the guts to go for it, especially with the Mars/Neptune sextile adding both romantic and practical fuel to our fire.

Later this afternoon the Moon in Aries trines Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, encouraging us to just surrender to the experiences of the day, though since this trine is in fiery signs, that surrender isn’t likely to be passive!  Rather, we may find ourselves happily swept along in a rush of fiery action, spirited and fervent and maybe a little breathless.  Black Moon Lilith and the Moon both operate on the unconscious level, so we may not even be aware of this dynamic, only later realizing that we’ve been riding a flame wave that may well have burned through more than a few inhibitions.  Black Moon Lilith is not a tame force by any stretch of the imagination, and following on the heels of the Moon/Venus conjunction and the Mars/Neptune sextile amplifies the erotic charge running through the air this afternoon and into the evening.  If indeed we did take advantage of the impetus from that Moon/Venus conjunction in pursuit of our desires, this Moon trine Black Moon Lilith may take the reins off unexpectedly.  Careful what you wish for…

Tonight’s New Moon in Aries plays out against this backdrop, along with the slowly tightening Jupiter/Pluto square that is currently under less than 1 degree of exactitude and will be exact by the end of this month.  The New Moon is a time for setting intentions to be grown through the lunar cycle, reaching fullness at the Full Moon and then being disseminated into the world as the Moon wanes.  At the New Moon the Moon conjuncts the Sun in the sky, no longer reflecting the Sun’s light but instead bringing unconsciousness and consciousness to work together, with our conscious intentions incubating in the darkness of the unconscious.  Against the backdrop noted above, the drive of both Moon and Sun in fiery Aries is great initiatory power, good for intentions regarding start-ups and bold new changes in our lives, but there is the potential for things to go a little wild in the process.  The encroaching power of the Jupiter/Pluto square reminds us that whatever we are planning is likely to have to contend with the ongoing conflict in our society between the desire for social harmony and the consolidation of power by wealthy and often hidden forces.  Faith and optimism versus greed and corruption.  Socio-political chickens coming home to roost.  No matter how personal our goals now, they are likely to become political, as the American Dream of shaping one’s own destiny is revealed to have been built on a legacy of oppression and lies, and the fable of democracy here drags down others with it abroad.

In addition, Venus retrograde’s reassessment of interpersonal interactions is happening in a sign that is impulsive and not always mindful of consequences, while the Jupiter/Pluto square is brimful with consequences, and since Venus is currently inconjunct the North Node in Virgo, there is a further disconnect between what we desire and the lessons needed by our souls.  On the plus side, Mercury in Aries is moving into a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius (exact in another couple days), so our minds are gaining the strength that comes with recognizing our limitations and the restrictions of reality, and applying Saturnine discipline to overcome obstacles.  This is a strength that we are going to need to set our intentions with this New Moon and make them stick.  This trine also resonates with a wider trine between Saturn and Uranus/Eris, so that our discipline is well aware of the Uranian rebellion and agitation that has been in and out of conflict with both Pluto and Jupiter in recent years, and we have the capacity to calmly work in alignment with the socio-political changes fomenting around us.

Since the ruler of this New Moon is Mars, currently in Taurus in a harmonious sextile with Neptune in Pisces, there is also some chance for our ideals to positively influence our practical efforts in connection with our New Moon intentions.  With Ceres in Taurus as well in a loose trine with Pluto in Capricorn, we should be mindful of how our intentions may nurture and nourish us, quite possibly on a very practical level.  Though the alignments of this New Moon do not create any notable configurations, nonetheless there is an interesting overall dynamic at work here, of balancing what we want versus what the surrounding reality is shaping, and keeping some measure of hope and idealism and even romanticism alive even as reality seems more and more grim.  Aries is a sign whose efforts can seem like a flash in the pan with its eagerness and impulsiveness, but against the backdrop of ongoing transcendental and generational drama and with Aries’ ruler Mars active in fixed Taurus via the Mars/Neptune sextile, there is the potential for a lot more staying power to the intentions we set now than is apparent at first blush.

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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, March 1st, 2017: Wild Ideas

Today got off to an early and potentially cranky start with the Moon in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn this morning, amplifying the power of our emotional and instinctive responses and increasing the potential for control issues to take center stage.  Both Aries and Capricorn can be headstrong, and Aries in particular is not known for holding back on its hair-trigger temper, making any power struggles resulting from this aspect that much more explosive.  Pluto in Capricorn is all about transformative forces related to the powers-that-be, and the Moon in Aries has us instinctually focused on what serves our own identities and goals as individuals, so there was a strong likelihood of conflicts between individual desires and institutionally-enforced standards this morning.  Since the Moon governs the unconscious, of course, this would all be likely to play out in ways that people were not consciously aware of, adding to the potential frustration.

Unfortunately, this frustration probably didn’t ease up as the morning progressed.  Toward mid-day our emotions and instincts got a double-whammy from the Moon conjuncting Uranus in Aries and then within minutes opposing Jupiter in Libra, reinforcing the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition and its balancing act between individual and societal/relationship needs.  Moon/Uranus conjunctions tend to make us feel scattered and impulsive, even more so in already-impulsive Aries, and heighten our desire for freedom at all costs.  Libra on the other hand wants peace at all costs, even at the cost of being a doormat, and Jupiter in Libra adds the weight of authority to that desire.  After the Moon/Pluto square, chances are that we were already chafing under the weight of societal expectations and forces larger than ourselves, with that feeling dialed to the limit by the Moon/Uranus conjunction, so Jupiter could well have dumped kerosene on that particular fire.

And if we thought things couldn’t get more explosive, think again – this afternoon Mars just had to throw his hat in the ring, with the Moon conjuncting Mars and setting our already testy emotions on full-combat mode.  Our instinctive reactions are now aggressive, driven, and full of energy, ready to set the world ablaze in order to get what we want, which could just be payback against whatever restricting influence has us most riled up at the moment.  Unfortunately, as already noted, this morning’s restrictions were most likely of the authoritarian and institutional variety, so there may be more than a few David-and-Goliath scenarios playing out as I write.  Those of us finding ourselves in the midst of the inferno today need to take a deep breath and ask ourselves if this fight is something we really want, and if we’re ready and able to face the consequences once it’s underway.  If not, it’s time to take a step back and get our feelings in check, or better yet, find a more productive way to channel our anger and vent our frustrations.  Righteous anger can move mountains, but picking unwinnable fights may not be what is required, unless we’re well and truly backed into a corner with no other options, in which case, it may well be time to stand our ground, and Mars conjuncting the Moon will certainly give us the vigor to do just that.

This evening, that vigor continues in a more sobering fashion as the Moon trines Saturn, signaling that it’s time to get serious about what we feel, assess the limitations and restrictions that we are facing, and get ready to dig in for the long haul in terms of what we want and how we’re going to go about achieving it, particularly in relation to our beliefs and ideals and how we manifest them in the world at large.  This is a good time to take whatever today’s wildfires stirred up and temper our intentions, combining both passion and elbow grease to our goals.  Since this trine starts a void-of-course period lasting for a few hours, routine tasks are favored now, and while they may be unglamorous our Saturn-steadied emotions are now thoroughly up to these tasks, ready to grind through whatever needs to be done in service to our larger vision.

Of course, this happens just in time for that vision to face some potential clouding by the Sun conjuncting Neptune in Pisces, an aspect of potential confusion that began affecting our judgement yesterday and will continue into tomorrow.  On one hand, Neptune is concerned with spiritual matters and creativity, breaking down boundaries between us and encouraging unifying and imaginative experiences, which are now foremost in our consciousness thanks to this contact with the Sun.  On the other hand, Neptune can encourage us to get lost in fantasy, spinning fables to ourselves and others, whether based in wishful hyperbole, delusion, or outright deception.  Our desire to escape into such stories as well as drugs and alcohol could get us into a real pickle at this time, especially after this tension-filled day that may already have been worsened by this influence sending our tempers after entirely the wrong targets.  Now is a time to be careful in trying to understand our perceptions, not committing to promises (ours or others’) nor contracts for at least another couple of days.  We are likely to be wearing rose-coloured glasses tonight, and while that could well be a relief after the day’s frustrations, we should use them judiciously in favor of creative and spiritual pursuits, spending time with people we trust in pursuit of whatever form of escapism we can safely enjoy now, and not getting bogged down in elusive details that are likely to change shape in the clearer light of morning.

On the plus side, in the midst of all of this watery and bewitching Piscean dreamland, the Moon throws us a lifeline by entering practical and earthy Taurus, helping our emotions at least to get a firmer grip on what is real.  Since Taurus is the most materially-oriented of the signs, we are likely to be most interested in matters of material security at this time, and are also going to want to take things slow and steady.  Creature comforts are favored now – good food, good drink, and sensory pleasures, preferably without thinking too hard about all of that etherial Neptunian nonsense.  Of course, since Taurus and Pisces work harmoniously together, this Moon is not directly countering our Neptunian fantasies, just giving us something to ground ourselves with on an instinctual level.  Be prepared to want more sleep than usual (good time for Neptune-inspired dreaming!) and have trouble sticking to diets.  Rather than fighting our desire to retreat into comfort food, if we can find a way to take pleasure in eating and doing what is healthy for us we can make the most of this time and use it to stay grounded while our conscious minds expand their limits and our imaginations run wild.

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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 28th, 2017: Brilliant Affection

After the astrological hoopla of the past few days, today is kind enough to give us one aspect only:  The Moon conjuncts Venus in Aries tonight, bringing a pleasurable touch to the end of a day that is likely to have seen us eager to explore our possibilities and make a name for ourselves in the process.  While the conjunction is a hard aspect, Venus is the lesser benefic of the zodiac, a kindly if self-indulgent influence, bringing additional warmth and affection to a bold and enthusiastic Aries Moon.  Our emotions and instincts at this time are impulsive, our pleasures found in action and bravery.  Physical activity is favored at this time, whether for sport or exercise or just plain fun.  Our instincts will make the difference in any form of competition, the friendlier the better with Venus involved, though friendly is not likely to mean delicate – Venus in Aries is a warrior woman, after all.  But Venus is still a lover, even if her current Aries placement has her feeling as though the bedroom is just another arena.  Conjuncting the Moon, she is passionate, making us more honest than usual with our emotions and reactions, albeit potentially more fickle as well.  Fickle or not, this Moon/Venus combination can be brilliant, and we would do well to enjoy it.  

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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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