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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Moon in Pisces’

Astrology Update, March 26th, 2017: Breaking Our Cages

The wee early morning hours today saw the Moon conjuncting Neptune in Pisces, intensifying our dreams for those of us who were sleeping at the time, and creating potential confusion for those who were awake, as Neptune dissolves boundaries and sets us adrift in the cosmic sea, making our emotions and instincts during that time more idealistic, spiritual, and even psychic.  Intuition and creativity are high when this transcendental planet aligns with the Moon, but so is the potential for illusion, deception, and delusion, and some of us could have found ourselves waking up hours later in a lingering fog.  

The big astrological news of the day is this morning’s conjunction between Mercury and Uranus in Aries, which has the potential to make our minds very busy indeed.  Racing thoughts, impulsiveness, sudden changes in attitude, quick and even flippant conversation – all of these may be part of the landscape, and more.  Accidents during travel are a high risk today, as are issues with technology.  Then again, so are breakthroughs in health, research, and invention.  Uranus is the astrological wild card, and we may find ourselves thinking anything goes today as a result of the Great Rebel connecting with the ruler of our thoughts and communication.  Unpredictability is the name of today’s game.  We may find ourselves being decidedly irresponsible now, unwilling to continue doing what we always do, no matter how necessary we might normally consider those things.  Those of us prone to anxiety should do extra self-care now, as agitation and frustration may run high, and tempers may flare.  Things that normally do not bother us may feel confining today, and things that normally feel confining may put us into an outright panic.  We need to take time to breathe deeply today and take note of what makes us feel restricted – we are being given the keys to our cages today (or even the crowbars to dismantle them!), and even if our impulses feel disruptive we need to trace where they are coming from and use these insights to bring more breathing space into our lives.

This afternoon the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, so that our emotions at least get some sense of support from the larger forces in our lives, and we may regain at least a semblance of control in our hearts if not our minds.  Our instincts gain greater strength to persevere through uncertainty and surmount obstacles this afternoon, and our ideals surrounding our goals may be renewed.  We are likely to feel more compassion and connection toward others struggling to make it through similar challenges, and may feel more attuned to our own transformative process as we struggle to shed that which we now longer need, in search of a more liberating future.

Very late tonight the Moon conjuncts Chiron in Pisces, bringing our feelings deeply in touch with our pain, connecting us to the patterns of trauma in our families and close circles, as well as our own deepest sensitivities and the places we find most difficult to heal.  This is not a time to go it alone with our pain – now is a time to communicate with those who can help us to break free of our chains, and to impart our own compassion and wisdom to others who may need it.  The keys to our healing are within our grasp now, and we need to be willing to fully experience our feelings surrounding the worst of our old wounds in order to remedy them.  But that experience can’t happen within a vacuum.  We need to be willing to be vulnerable with those closest to us and let light and air into our old hurts in the company of those who care about us.  For those of us who absolutely cannot be with loved ones at this time, self-care is decidedly crucial now, especially in ways that gently stimulate the senses and renew our appreciation for the beauty of the world. This conjunction demands that we remember our interconnectedness, and release our pain knowing that the insight gained from our worst experience might be the very thing needed to heal the person next to us.  No matter how hurt or alone we might feel, we are all in this together.

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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 25th, 2017: Descent Into the Sensual

The Moon in Aquarius turned void-of-course at the time of the Moon/Saturn sextile late last night, so today starts still in this emotional and instinctual limbo state.  However, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and on diurnal schedules that void-of-course time was likely to play out while we were sleeping, and for those of us awake at that hour sticking to our routines and finishing tasks rather than starting anything new was the best course of action.  Thankfully, the void-of-course period did not last long, as the Moon entered Pisces in the early morning hours, turning our emotions and instincts toward a more sensitive mode of being and perceiving, increasing our compassion and our desire to operate on a more universal level.  We are likely to be more sympathetic toward others during this lunar transit, more in tune with emotions in general, and more intuitive as well.  We have a heightened awareness of victimization now, in both ourselves and others, and may find ourselves more moody and depressive as a result.  Of course, just as easily we could find ourselves more desirous of social connection, more inclined to seek out fun gatherings to swim this sea of feeling with.  Our emotions tend to turn sensual during a Pisces Moon, soft-hearted and kind and touchy-feely, and we may have trouble with interpersonal boundaries now, hard-pressed to say “no” even when we know we should.  

Navigating those blurred interpersonal boundaries is likely to be a theme of this day, since shortly after the Moon enters Pisces the Sun in Aries conjuncts Venus retrograde, bringing the light of our consciousness to bear on our modes of connection, what we value and what we take pleasure in, and how we experience and express our affections toward others.  Venus retrograde has been busy reassessing all of that during the past three weeks, trying to suss out how we meet our needs as individuals while connecting with others, and how we show up within relationship in ways that honor our core values and our pleasures.  Now our core consciousness becomes identified with this process, and our attention shines fully on Venusian matters.  More than ever, at this time we want to love and be loved, but with Venus in retrograde we may be more fully aware of all of the ways in which we are not fulfilling that desire.  Questions of self-image and self-esteem are likely to figure prominently today, as well as the ways in which our pursuit of personal fulfillment can put us at odds with our need to connect with others.  Still, the Sun joining forces with Venus tends to be a benevolent influence, even during the uncertainty of a retrograde period, so this can be a good day to simply let our affections shine, regardless of our doubts and occasional stumbles, and enjoy the warmth of our hearts in the springtime.

The Sun/Venus conjunction was followed a few hours later by the Moon in Pisces conjuncting the South Node there, putting our emotions and instincts in a nostalgic and comfortable place, which was not terribly good for accomplishing much toward our souls’ purposes during that time, but which did put us in connection with the skills that we are best at, on familiar ground emotionally.  We may have run into people we haven’t seen in years, especially those with whom we have had strong emotional connections – past loves may have reappeared at this time.  Though the feelings we experienced this morning may not move us forward in themselves, still there it is likely that there was an instinctual awareness that this nostalgia was just that, not a feeling that we could linger in for long nor build on for the future.  Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and therefore deeply concerned with endings and what we must let go of in order to progress, and that awareness was bolstered during this time.

Toward mid-day, the Moon in Pisces squared Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, setting us a bit on edge unconsciously, bringing the softer side of our emotions and instincts up against our unconscious awareness of potentially self-defeating belief patterns.  Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius sees our drive to learn and grow being hampered by self-righteousness and recklessness, and we may find ourselves mired in events this afternoon that throw the difference between our beliefs and our connection to the larger universe in contrast, but with the Moon in Pisces we are not likely to see that contrast clearly, rather having to muddle our way through these situations without having a conscious understanding of what is going on, with the wisdom of experience growing only in the aftermath.

Still, that wisdom may be forthcoming tonight when Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius joins forces with Venus retrograde in Aries in a lovely, flowing trine.  This is an aspect that brings the Divine Feminine to the forefront, though with the players in question being a dark goddess and a love goddess undergoing an journey of reassessment, we may well have to face some uncomfortable truths about our relationship with that divine feminine.  This aspect smacks strongly of the myth of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar (the divine representation of the planet Venus) descending into the underworld, ruled by her sister Ereshkigal, who decrees that she may enter only “according to the ancient degree” through each of seven gates one gate at a time, shedding an article of clothing at each until she arrived before Ereshkigal naked.  We are in the process of stripping our love down to its bare truth, with nothing to hide behind.  Especially following the square from Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius to the Moon in Pisces, this trine may well bring forth the question:  what must we leave behind to have the love that we desire?  How do we reconnect with our deepest, most loving selves?  And how do we honor both the bright and dark goddesses within?  Black Moon Lilith is deeply connected to the process of surrender, not as a sign of weakness but rather as an acceptance of the power of receptivity.  Human energy operates on a spectrum of active and passive, piercing and receptive, that dualistic views of the universe perceive as gendered, and both patriarchy and much of the effort to overthrow it have too often scorned receptivity in favor of action.  Yet there is no Yang without Yin.  No substance without the space to contain it.  How will we love if we do not make room for that feeling?  Tonight’s trine between bright goddess Venus and dark goddess Black Moon Lilith gives us the space to explore the ebb and flow between the two.

Near the witching hour the Moon in Pisces sextiles Mars in Taurus, reminding us of Venus’ connection to the martial spirit of Mars through the current mutual reception between the two, now slowly moving out of orb as Venus prepares to re-enter Pisces in April.  Our soft and gentle feelings receive support from the steady strength of Mars in Taurus, our spiritual leanings bolstered by our practical focus.  This is a time to take action on our feelings, and to let what we feel temper our actions.  Both Mars in Taurus and the Moon in Pisces are highly sensual, favoring intimacy with those we love, as well as creative pursuits and nurturing care.  This is a night to surrender to loving experience, whether alone or with others, to explore our deepest knowing in the beauty of the physical world.

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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 27th, 2017: Reforging Identity

The astrological activity started in the early morning hours today with the Moon in Pisces sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, giving a boost of power to our emotions from the larger forces in our lives.  Our instincts may turn toward the practical, strengthening our reactions in relation to our goals, careers, and reputations, so for the early risers among us heading to work before sunrise this is a bonus that may give a great start to the day, setting the mood for accomplishment while maintaining our sensitive and intuitive feelings that help us to be aware of the larger picture and how the attainment of our goals affects those around us.

As the morning progresses the awareness of individual desires versus social harmony is sharpened due to the big astrological aspect of the day, Mars in Aries opposing Jupiter in Libra.  Our energy and drive is purely self-motivated today, bold and aggressive and wanting action, yet bumping up against a magnified concern with maintaining peace and order and amicable relationships.  Today we are likely to see situations arise where we are forced to acknowledge the areas in which these forces conflict, and in the process become more aware of the challenges in balancing these two, learning how to integrate these opposing forces as a result.  What are our own beliefs about peace and harmony in relation to others, and where do these conflict with getting things done in our own lives?  Where do society and our relationships demand compromise that our individual focus is no longer willing to tolerate?  Where does conflict arise as a result of trying to please too many people at once?  When are we no longer willing to act as doormats just to keep the peace?  And how do we bring our actions as individuals into the public sphere in a way that harmonizes with others without sacrificing our identities and needs as individuals?  Because Mars tends to stir things up and highlight conflicts, and Jupiter expands whatever he touches, we may see increased conflict today, tempers flaring.  We may find ourselves struggling with rage, especially for those of us who have kept our aggressive feelings buried, and now it is likely to spill out into social arenas and interpersonal relationships.  We may also experience troubles in relation to authority since Jupiter is the ruling figure of the zodiac.  Legal battles may turn heated and require extra diplomacy to navigate successfully – it is unwise to be the aggressor at this time, yet neither should we cave, as this aspect requires a balance of focused action and willingness to mediate and compromise.  Our religious beliefs may also be challenged at this time, or we may find ourselves challenged by religious orthodoxy, as Jupiter governs institutions of faith.  Of course, for those who are already more secure in balancing individual desires within the societal framework, today may provide a powerful boost of energy that feeds accomplishment in dealing with the-powers-that-be.  Jupiter is optimistic and benevolent after all, and if we can keep our aggression firmly harnessed in service of focus on our goals, we may find that this aspect gives us the extra impetus we need to achieve our aim, especially when what we are aiming for serves the common good.

Toward mid-day we may find that the issues raised by the Mars/Jupiter opposition require that we fall back on our more well-established skills and thought patterns.  Though yesterday’s eclipse emphasized making a break with the past, still we may find ourselves thinking and communicating with nostalgia during this time, or with people from our past, though still mindful of the future as Mercury in Pisces conjuncts the South Node and opposes the North Node.  Regardless, how we think about our karmic path and our purpose in life is highlighted now, especially in relation to how that path and purpose are shaped by our past and by our family history, as well as by societal patterns.  Thanks to this Nodal activation, some of the conflicts coming up today in relation to the Mars/Jupiter opposition are likely to be related to our history and karmic baggage, both on the interpersonal and societal levels.  How have past injustices shaped who we are and what we face today?  How do we address our history and move forward in unity while still honoring the needs of individuals and minorities among us?  Our minds will be in a prime position to address these questions during this time, and compassionate communications regarding history and social connections are favored at this time.

This kind of thought and communication is further emphasized by the Moon in Pisces conjuncting Chiron in Pisces within minutes of the Mercury/South Node conjunction, bringing past trauma to the foreground of our emotions and reactions.  We become more attuned to the toxic patterns in our lives as a result, more sensitive and aware of both the damage and the need and means for healing.  Therapeutic efforts that emphasize communication are likely to get a boost from this aspect, as well as any active efforts to redress old wrongs.  Since the conjunction is a hard aspect, those of us with health concerns may find ourselves struggling with flare-ups at this time, but we are also likely to have a greater instinctive awareness of what needs to be done to remedy such ills, especially when that awareness can be shared with and benefit others like us with similar problems.

Later this afternoon the Moon in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius, potentially casting a more somber mood.  Saturn in Sagittarius already limits the optimism of this Jupiter-ruled sign, and with Jupiter embattled by Mars today, our optimism and faith are likely to feel hard-pressed to muster against a challenge from the Piscean Moon coming off of its own challenge from Chiron.  It’s important to be mindful of the potential for burnout at this time in connection with the Mars/Jupiter opposition, as the one-two punch of the Moon in hard aspect to first Chiron and then Saturn may bring us face-to-face with our own limitations on an emotional and instinctive level, and we may find ourselves needing to call it a day much earlier than we might otherwise like.  Depression is a distinct likelihood at this time, and we may feel victimized or have to come to grips with our sense of martyrdom.  Since embattled Jupiter is the classical ruler of Pisces, our emotions aren’t likely to be getting much help from that end, and our optimism may find itself at an all-time low.  Escapism into alcohol or drugs is a real risk at this time, so it’s important to make time for self-care and remember that this too shall pass.

Since the Moon turns void-of-course with the Moon/Saturn square, this evening we would do well to fall back on routine and use the unfocused and dreamy quality of this time to tend to small, mundane tasks, or quiet conversation with friends and loved ones at home, or more introspective activities.  Some downtime is likely needed after this day.

That said, the night does not end quietly, as the Moon enters Aries late tonight, turning our emotions active, aggressive, and self-focused.  This is a more ego-driven placement for the Moon, and we are likely to take a “me first” attitude as a result.  Of course, this is not entirely a bad thing, as the push-pull between social and individual concerns during the past couple of months may require that we do some restructuring and rebuilding of our identities as a result.  Aries isn’t just about selfishness – having a strong sense of self is absolutely necessary to be able to navigate this physical plane, and we don’t tend to be much good at helping others around us if we forget to take care of ourselves.  Aries is very much about action and heroism, leaping in to save the day when all seems lost, and defeating monsters both within and without.  The Aries archetype is the warrior, and the warrior’s first battle is always with the self, shaping and honing the identity in preparation to meet the world.  And after this day, chances are that we need a strong sense of self to be able to continue and not collapse into the pain and sadness that so many challenging aspects may have raised.  Aries has an inherent sense of wonder, being the youngest sign of the zodiac, and like a child and hero both, wants to set out into the world to explore and adventure.

The final aspect of the night is a trine between the Moon in Aries and Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, emphasizing these Aries lessons in the most beneficial way, submerging our unconscious in an optimistic will to expand our understanding and experience of the world and boldly face whatever chimera await.  Black Moon Lilith is simultaneously focused and surrendering, the Yin counterpart to Mars’ Yang.  The Moon in Aries is eager for adventure and self-testing, and will rush in where angels fear to tread, unafraid of whatever darkness Lilith can dredge up in the realm of our philosophies and beliefs, and the two of them allied together gird us to do battle in the service of our highest ideals, reforged on an emotional and instinctive level to face tomorrow.

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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 26th, 2017: New Moon and Eclipse in Pisces

This morning starts with the New Moon in Pisces and an annular Solar Eclipse, the “ring of fire” in which the moon blocks much but not all of the Sun, due to being further away from the Earth and therefore appearing smaller in relation to the Sun.  This will not be visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is potent nonetheless.  The New Moon is a time for intention setting, preparing the energy that will grow between now and the Full Moon, at which time we release that intention out into the world.  Eclipses, on the other hand, set something new into motion over a six month stretch, with the effects from this one stretching forward until the next Solar Eclipse in August.  

The Moon and the Sun are conjunct in Pisces, which also contains Mercury, Neptune, Chiron, and the South Node, putting a heavy emphasis on Piscean themes of emotional sensitivity, spirituality, fantasy, and karma.  Pisces is the oldest sign of the zodiac, so endings are emphasized here and new beginnings as well, thanks to three planets and a dwarf planet in Aries (Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Eris).  Now is the time for us to muster both faith and courage to let go of the past in order to leap forward into the new, which may not be what we were expecting.  Since the Moon and Sun are conjunct between the North Node and Neptune, coming to terms with the past is especially emphasized, but the Moon and Sun are closer to Neptune, so there is a strong potential for confusion here.  Neptune is the transcendental ruler of Pisces and emphasizes dissolving boundaries and merging with the Universal, so the process of dissolution is stronger than the grip of the past, but if we fear letting go then that process will be more difficult.  We may find ourselves caught in the grip of nostalgia, even if that vision of the past is seen through overly rosy glasses.  One way to help ourselves move forward is actually to learn more about the past, the real past, not the idealized one nor the one hidden by those for whom the truth would be inconvenient.  Now is a time for dreaming as well, and meditation on the patterns in our lives, especially those pertaining to trauma, whether personal, familial, or generational (or all of the above).

As if to emphasize the need to dissolve old ties and let go, later this morning Mercury squares Black Moon Lilith, challenging our already fuzzy mental capacities with full immersion into our most difficult and destructive belief patterns, adding further fuel to the Eclipse-born impetus to discover the truth about our karmic patterns.  Black Moon Lilith here may add to our unconscious fears, but also gives us a push to break through them in order to gain a fuller understanding of ourselves and how we have been shaped by larger patterns and attitudes that may not even be truly our own, imparted to us by family and society.

This afternoon, we have still further opportunity to transcend our old patterns and float in the sea of intuitive knowing as the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces.  We are likely to have a powerful instinctual need to escape reality at this time, and may find ourselves bewildered by what we are feeling now.  Those of us who are spiritually inclined may feel like we have been touched by the Divine, or fate, but some of us may also find our addictions or chronic illnesses hitting hard now.  Our moods may tend toward the romantic, or the introspective, or the nostalgic, or some combination thereof, and while this can amplify confusion and escapism, it can also aid in the process of dissolving old ties and making our peace with the past.  This is a good time to work through these feelings creatively with art or music, or any other activities that thrive when fed by an active imagination.

Early this evening Mars in Aries conjuncts Uranus in Aries, activating the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition as well as a loose cardinal T-square with Pluto.  That Mars/Uranus conjunction is going to emphasize a drive toward the future and new beginnings that may be of the hang-onto-your-hat variety, as Uranus is impatient even when not in impulsive Aries and is also still conjunct Eris, goddess of chaos and discord.  And with Jupiter blowing air into the coals, his emphasis on relationships and social harmony just fuels the Uranian fire that demands freedom, self-fulfillment, and revolutionary change that Mars provides the drive to achieve.  All of the watery emphasis on the past that we experienced with the Eclipse and the Moon/Neptune conjunction now gives way to four-alarm fire steering us in a wholly new direction that we may well feel we have absolutely no control over.  But for many of us, no matter how disconcerting that push from forces larger than ourselves may feel, on some level it is likely to be a relief, a natural progression, a vital shift in consciousness that needs to happen.  Scary, yes.  But oh-so-necessary.

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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 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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