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Astrology of December 11th, 2016: Balancing Act


Today isn’t necessarily a bad day, just a little off-kilter and in need of some mindfulness.  It starts off in the morning strongly enough with a trine from the Moon in Taurus to Pluto in Capricorn, combining power and control with emotional stability, making us feel solid, steady, and goal-oriented, with enough intensity to push through obstacles but no real interest in upsetting the apple cart.

However, the late morning and early afternoon see a trio of Lunar inconjuncts in short succession, where those steady, earthy emotions feel at odds with the larger forces in our lives via Jupiter, Saturn, and the Sun, and we may find ourselves reaching for clarity.  It’s as though we’re a little depressed and not quite certain of our luck, but can’t quite understand being serious or disciplined either, and don’t really feel like ourselves either way.  We may feel as though we have to balance several slightly discordant feelings and experiences carefully, without ever getting full satisfaction out of any of them.

The evening sees a less uncertain emotional landscape, but with the Moon squaring Mars in Aquarius it may also be a lot more cranky, aggressive, and even explosive if we let things get out of control.  Those stable, comfort-oriented Taurean emotions and instincts that we were feeling this morning are now at odds with a sense of drive and aggression that wants newness and mental stimulation, leading to impatience with ourselves and others if our environment fails to deliver.  Since our instincts under a Taurus Moon are to curl up at home or in some other cozy environment, we’re not too keen on leaving our comfort zone in search of new experiences, but our energies are restless and won’t let us lie back and take it easy.  The Moon/Mars square starts a Lunar void-of-course period that lasts until morning, so we don’t want to use this restlessness to start anything too important.  Like the uncertainty earlier in the day, this may take a bit of a balancing act to see through, especially because the Moon squaring Mars tends to make us accident-prone and have difficulty being around other people.  Finding ways to off steam without leaving too much wreckage in our wake is the name of this game, and since Lunar aspects are short-lived, at least we know that this too shall pass before the night is out.

Addendum:  Somehow when I initially wrote this post, I overlooked the fact that the Sun in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries shortly before the end of the night.  This may add to the agitation of the Moon/Mars square, feeding Mars in Aquarius’ need for excitement, but it may also serve up something new to satisfy that hunger.  Since this aspect is longer-lasting than the Lunar aspects that have dominated the day, I suspect that this may make for a night of insomnia, or at the very least unusual dreams…

Astrology of December 7th, 2016: Turning Inward


All of the celestial action today happens in the early morning hours, a flurry of activity before the Moon turns void-of-course and Venus enters Aquarius, and the day seems to hover in a dreamy null space.  

The Moon squares the Sun in the wee hours of the morning, moving into its 2nd Quarter, and shortly after that sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, giving a shot of Plutonian power that may have interesting results in your dreams.  If you are reading this soon after waking, I suggest that you take time to write down anything you remember from your dreams at this time, as there may be information there that will be useful to you later.

After that the morning gets serious, with the Moon first inconjuncting Jupiter in Libra and then squaring Saturn in Sagittarius.  To have the Moon in Pisces in a state of incomprehension with the classical ruler of Pisces (Jupiter) does not seem to bode well, but remember that within the process of working through confusion there may be valuable lessons to be gleaned, and Jupiter is known for faith, not negativity.  That said, Jupiter magnifies what it touches, including the confusion of an inconjunct involving Pisces, and with the Moon/Saturn square following shortly on its heels there is a propensity here for moodiness and depression, as Saturn challenges our emotional sensitivity with the limitations of cold, hard reality.

Perhaps it’s best then that this last aspect of the day is followed by the void-of-course Moon, extending from this morning through until tomorrow morning.  The void-of-course Moon is best suited toward introspection, decluttering, tending to the daily routine, and working things out on one’s own without diving into any brave new ventures.  With Venus entering Aquarius soon after the Moon turns void-of-course, our affections may be more social than our fortunes, but given the pleasure that Aquarius takes in exploring ideas, curling up with a book and sorting out the moods of the day that way may be just what the doctor ordered.