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Astrology Update, April 26th, 2017: New Moon in Taurus

The New Moon in Taurus this morning sets the stage for a quiet and kindly day, a time for re-attuning ourselves to our own basic physical, material, and emotional needs.  The New Moon is a time to set our intentions for this lunar cycle, intentions which we grow between now and the Full Moon, when we release them into the world to be disseminated over the course of the next two weeks until the following New Moon.  This New Moon is a special one because it has no planetary aspects and only a loose trine to the North Node, as mentioned last night, so it is largely free of outside influences, and that loose trine is a benevolent connection to our soul’s path, adding to the sense that this New Moon can act as a good “reset” period in which we can set aside more complicated concerns and tend to ourselves first and foremost, a time in which what feels good to us is also what can help forward our karmic progress.  

Taurus deals with our needs in the material world, what gives us a sense of security and physical well-being, which in turn affects our emotional well-being via the Moon.  This is a good time for taking care of our health, our self-esteem, our homes, our gardens, and our bank accounts.  Since Taurus is a fixed earth sign it tends to be slow-moving and patient, understanding of the process of things, and with the Moon here it is very aware of seasons and cycles.  Under this influence we can take small steps that will slowly accumulate and eventually have lasting impact.  What we tend to now should be mindful of the long-term – the goals we set now are those which we should be comfortable living with both the process and outcome of for years to come.

Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, it is worthwhile to note where she is now, sweet and sensual in the sign of Pisces, and in a state of mutual reception with Jupiter retrograde in Libra – Venus is the ruler of Libra, and Jupiter is the classical ruler of Pisces, so while the mutual reception between them is not strong now due to the wide orb between them, still it is a gentle connection between the two Benefics of the zodiac that may aid in the fortunate outcome of our intentions during this lunar cycle.

After the exact New Moon this morning there is no further astrological activity for most of the day until the Moon in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces tonight, adding to the sympathetic feeling of this New Moon.  Neptune can encourage us to put on our rose-coloured glasses, so it is not a time for precision thinking, but the sextile is a gently harmonious aspect that brings out the better qualities in both the Moon and Neptune, enhancing our feelings of spiritual connection and compassion, and helping us to be more loving to both ourselves and others while shedding old habits and ties that no longer serve us, rebuilding our foundations with patience and a touch of sweetness.  This is a time for healing, nurturing, and nourishing our hearts and bodies, and tending to our homes and the material needs that make us feel safe and secure, strengthening ourselves from the roots up.  Tonight we can re-imagine ourselves in ways that can be both emotionally fulfilling and deeply practical, and set ourselves on a path toward making that vision a lasting reality.

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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!  The threads of fate can only be adjusted when we start from a place of deep self-knowing.

Astrology Update, April 17th, 2017: What Makes the Practical Possible

 

After the lively day the skies saw yesterday, today offers just two notable aspects, both blessedly supportive.  This morning the Sun in Aries trined Saturn in Sagittarius, with the Sun shining the light of consciousness on Saturnine themes such as time, boundaries, and discipline.  With a hard aspect, that heightened view of Saturn’s realm could be depressive, but the trine is the most supportive of aspects, which makes this a day when we can work within our own limitations with patience and discipline and make great progress both with our inner work and our outer work.  We can rise to our challenges today with the assistance of both the Sun’s core sense of purpose and Saturn’s long-term perspective.  This makes for a good day to work on financial and business matters, but also great for just tackling work or projects in general – anywhere that can benefit from Saturn’s sobering influence  That said, this is still a trine between fire signs, so its mood can be a bit more spirited than we are used to from Sun/Saturn aspects.  What we are willing to put our attention and energy to during this time needs to have some benefit for ourselves as well as the larger group – if it stifles our freedom too much it’s not likely to warrant our continued dedication, and similar areas of understanding may come to light as well now.  Whatever we devote ourselves to now needs to honor our ideals as well as serve our own personal needs for growth.  

Tonight, the driven but practical mood of the Sun/Saturn trine gets a twilight tint as the Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, enhancing our imaginations and our creativity while easing down on some of the energy of that fire trine.  The Moon in Capricorn being ruled by Saturn, this sextile carries forward some Saturnine energy via Capricornian dedication, and may encourage more reserved expression of emotion tonight, but the sextile to Neptune in Pisces gives our feelings a lovely sense of interconnectedness with others.  We are likely to be more compassionate tonight, even as the Moon’s steadying Capricorn placement helps keep us from getting too swept away by pretty illusions.  The supportive nature of the sextile also helps to increase the likelihood of real, meaningful, spiritual connections made under this influence.  This is a time to enjoy our connections with each other, recognizing that how we support each other emotionally is what makes the practical possible.

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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, April 3rd, 2017: Emotional Tangle

Today started out quietly enough, with no aspects until late this morning when the Moon in Cancer trined Neptune in Pisces, aligning our emotions and instincts with our spiritual yearnings and romanticism, giving the late morning a hint of dreaminess.  Our intuitions were enhanced by this aspect, and we were likely to be more sympathetic and compassionate under its influence.  This morning has not been a time for hard, cold facts, but rather a period of enhanced imagination and creativity, a time to feel our connection to all life and the universe at large, and savor the sweetness of our emotions.

That sweetness got a jolt toward mid-day, when the Moon in Cancer squared the Sun in Aries.  This First Quarter Moon is a time when our conscious and unconscious selves challenge each other, putting the intentions that we set at the New Moon to the test.  This is necessary to ensure that those intentions we are growing between now and the Full Moon are worth our energy and on the right course, and that they will be strong enough to release into the world with the Full Moon next week.  This First Quarter Moon’s challenge asks us to consider our feelings during our quest to make our mark on the world, and suggests that personal growth is better when it is encircled by the love of family and community.  Yet the potential for that growth to be stifled by the resistance of those whom we love but who hate to see us change is also brought to the forefront now.  How do we reconcile our conscious need for self-direction and adventure with our unconscious need for emotional safety?

We have plenty of time to stew over the conundrums presented by the First Quarter Moon as the afternoon is free of other astrological aspects.  The celestial quiet is broken this evening first with a steadying sextile from the Moon in Cancer to Mars in Taurus.  Since both Cancer and  Taurus prefer quiet and stability, this is not likely to be a particularly lively influence, but it is good for tending to practical matters concerning home and family.  Our feelings may get a boost of strength from Mars, but the Taurean influence makes this more of a stabilizing force than anything else, and the kindly influence of the Moon in Cancer takes the blinders off of our focus, and helps us to include others in our activities tonight.

As pleasant as all that sounds, the Cancerian Moon’s yearning for family and friends may get blown all out of proportion a little later in the evening as the Moon squares Jupiter retrograde in Libra, and we are challenged to reconsider whether the loving embrace of family is really worth the fuss.  With just a little twist of the pen, mother becomes smother, and what seemed like an emotional haven can become suffocating, reminding us of the toll exacted by the keeping the family peace.  On the other hand, the family peace can just as easily become bedlam, as individual emotions are challenged by family beliefs and expectations and overflow, whether noisily or hidden away after a hasty retreat.  On the plus side, Jupiter’s influence is generally benevolent, even in a hard aspect like this, but his magnifying touch can make even the best of intentions and situations quickly spiral out of control.

And that’s not the end of it, of course, because a short while later tonight the Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn, making us extra aware of just how out-of-control we may feel and increasing the likelihood that we will do everything in our power to regain control (assuming that we ever actually had it in the first place).  Our emotions are intensified by this aspect, and complicated to boot.  Even if we are certain that we really just want peace and quiet, we may find ourselves drawn to complicated situations regardless.  We may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, or overshadowed, or discover that our feelings on something once held dear are now being transformed at the deepest level.  And even though oppositions typically increase awareness, the involvement of the Moon in this aspect means that this is happening primarily on a subconscious level, which means that we may find ourselves and others reacting compulsively.  Tonight is likely to require more than a few deep breaths, and a willingness to recognize the illusory nature of power – chances are that whoever or whatever we think has control actually has less than we think, and those we see as powerless have a hidden power of their own.  If we can swim in the intensity and contradictions long enough, we may touch our own power in the process.  Now we just need to figure out what to do with it…

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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 30th, 2017: Faith and Power

This morning started with a lovely sextile from the Moon in Taurus to Neptune in Pisces, giving our instincts and emotions the benefit of Neptune’s fantasy glow while still staying firmly rooted in the practicality of Taurus.  This influence helped us to feel stable but sympathetic, compassionate yet nobody’s fool, and gave us the benefit of a more universal vision while still allowing us to give equal attention to our personal concerns in the material plane.  This was a great influence for creativity and intuition, and a good foot to start off on before facing the challenges the sky has for us as the day progresses.

Later this morning the Moon in Taurus conjuncted Mars in Taurus, and that may have led to more aggressive feelings and potential frustrations.  Mars in Taurus has practical ambitions and power-house drive, but the Moon is about seasons, cycles, and fluctuations.  Though Mars is likely to be more patient in the sign of Taurus than elsewhere, still Mars wants what Mars wants, and waiting on moods isn’t Mars’ preferred agenda.  The Moon is instinctive and emotional, and being inherently watery is likely to soak up whatever sauce the planet it conjuncts has been stewing in.  Given Taurus’ sensory predilections and material ambitions, that makes us likely to have spent this morning feeling driven in relation to obtaining material comforts, but also more inclined to break diets and indulge our creature comforts, and less inclined to move overall unless that movement was required to obtain something we really wanted.

Toward mid-day the pressure that has been building for the past few days finally hits its peak with the exact square between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.  This influence will continue to linger for days after this, but now is when its intensity is highest.  Jupiter’s transit through Libra has had us experiencing a greater awareness of our relationships and our desire for social harmony, as well as our faith and our luck in these areas, which we have been reassessing during Jupiter’s current retrograde.  Pluto’s transit through Capricorn has brought to light the hidden workings of power in our social hierarchies and our livelihoods, and how governments, corporations, and other institutions seek to maintain control in the face of deeply transformative forces at work on a grand scale.  These two are now clashing, testing our faith and optimism in relation to the survival of our social structures and our ability to persevere under the aegis of the current powers-that-be.  Both our personal relationships and our social relationships are likely to be tested in the process, as well as our own capacity for weathering the changes in our lives.  Many of us have been undergoing deep transformations during the Pluto transit through Capricorn in relation to the institutions in our lives thanks to the series of squares between Pluto and Uranus between 2012 and 2016, and then we have experienced our relationships and faith in society being tested by the ongoing series of oppositions between Jupiter and Uranus heightening our awareness of how those relationships and society come up against our own personal needs for freedom and self-actualization.

Today’s square combines lessons from both of those periods, magnifying the conflict between our shared visions of a peaceful society and beneficial partnerships versus institutional power and hidden forces grasping for control of our lives.  On the personal level, we may find ourselves struggling with power in the big, impersonal realms of our lives – governments, hospitals, law enforcement, and organized crime all are emphasized under this influence.  Pluto governs the inevitabilities of death and taxes, as well as transformational forces like life-threatening illness.  Jupiter magnifies whatever he touches, making our encounters with these forces seem larger-than-life and with potentially far-reaching consequences.  Particularly for those of us with Sun, Moon, or personal planets in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), we can feel like we are caught between a rock and a hard place now, having our very identities ground away by forces beyond our control.  Because these are slow-moving generational planets, we will continue to feel the effects of this square over the next couple of weeks, with the impact on our lives likely to be felt for much longer.  Pluto governs the kind of change that remakes us from the ground up.  This transit can reveal secrets with the impact to shake both our relationships and our society to their very foundations.  There are no quick and easy solutions for coping with this environment, and since Jupiter is involved our ability to be optimistic is deeply challenged by this – for many of us this transit marks a “Dark Night of the Soul” that shakes our faith to its very core.  The one silver lining in all of this is that those of us who make it through this transit intact (on top of all of the related transits previously mentioned) may emerge with an unmatched understanding of the workings of both power and faith, having found a way to integrate the two in the midst of great tumult.

This evening the Moon gives us an emotional lifeline for navigating our experiences during this Jupiter/Pluto square, as the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn, adding power to our emotions while Taurus’ steadying influence helps us to navigate the ongoing process of structural transformation.  We may feel the need to stick to our own goals during this time more strongly as a result, gaining a renewed sense of determination despite whatever power struggles we are experiencing.  We may fall back on our material comforts at this time, or our creativity and our ability to appreciate art and beauty may become the grounding forces that help us to keep our heads up and our sense of purpose clear.  Though we are undergoing some trying times, still this is a beautiful planet with much to remind us of why life is worth living, and the Moon/Pluto trine may well give us both that reminder and the fortitude to persevere.

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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 21st, 2017: Instinctive Dedication

The day started with a trine from the Moon in Capricorn to Mars in Taurus in the wee hours of the morning, lending strength to our unconscious, and drive to our emotions and instincts.  Those of us sleeping at that hour may have found ourselves dreaming of practical and sensory matters, but those of us awake and working then were likely to get an extra boost of energy that may have kept us going long past the hour at which we normally retire, and those whose days start before the cock crows may have found themselves awake and moving about even earlier than usual.

Later this morning the Moon in Capricorn sextiled dreamy Neptune in Pisces, lending a practical bent to our daydreams and giving a rosy glow to our goals.  Our planning ability may still be benefitting from increased intuitive ability along with our instincts, as our unconscious understanding of real world demands meets the universal, the spiritual, and the ideal.  These are forces that normally might seem difficult to integrate, so now is a good time to work with paradox and contradictions, combining out-of-the-box insights with the determination that sees results in the material world.

Later this afternoon the Moon in Capricorn squares Mercury in Aries, putting that determination and sense of responsibility at odds with our thoughts and communication, which are likely to be frustrated by the steady pace and caution of the Capricorn Moon, longing for new vistas to stimulate ideas and seeking new conversations.  Mercury in Aries speaks brashly, and is not likely to respect the social hierarchy that Capricorn values, potentially leading to some awkward conversations between young and old.  We may find ourselves digging our heels in the dirt when confronted with ideas or proposals that challenge our plans or our most cherished notions of the status quo, and may find our feelings ruffled in the process, especially when we perceive what others are communicating as selfish demands.  Or, we may wind up lashing out at feelings of restriction and responsibility, wanting our own needs to be valued as much as whatever has us feeling duty-bound.  Though this may be a time of frustration, it can also be a time to challenge our own programmed responses, both those that keep us bound up in social expectations and the responsibilities that we have taken on that may not truly be ours, and those that have us speaking before thinking or oblivious to how our thoughts and speech affect both ourselves and others beyond the fulfillment of our immediate desires.  With some effort ad adjustment, our new ideas can work within a more long-term framework and our emotions can benefit from taking off the blinders and doing a bit more exploring rather than just grinding through our ambitions.

Late tonight the Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn, bringing our emotions and instincts into direct contact with the transformational forces in our lives that may leave us feeling overwhelmed and out of control.  Our feelings are likely to intensify during this time, and we may find ourselves caught up in power struggles with those we are closest to.  We may find ourselves gripped by possessiveness or jealousy, or even an obsession that we can’t seem to shake.  Our deepest emotions come to the surface now, in all of their complexity, and while this might make for a night of revelations that can teach us much, still we should not assume that everything we feel now is the be-all-end-all of the matter.  We may be drawn to extreme experiences, even dangerous people and situations, and need to recognize that though we are pulled to the edge now this is still only a temporary transit that we should not allow to define ourselves in the long term.  This too shall pass.

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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.