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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Moon sextile Saturn’

Astrology Update, February 25th, 2017: Dreaming Minds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 February 15th, 2017: Shared Potential

Today has seen the Moon moving through a series of aspects with Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn, reinforcing the Triangle of Potential that we’ve seen since the holiday season (which is Saturn is now moving out of orb from).  I’ve talked a lot about this Triangle of Potential over the past couple of months, so if you’ve been reading along during that time you’re already quite familiar with it, but for those who are just getting caught up, it essentially involves a balancing process between our individual desires for freedom that are manifesting in sudden acts of rebellion versus our faith and good fortune in partnership and expanded desire for social harmony, as represented by the ongoing opposition between Jupiter and Uranus, with Saturn acting as the mediator between the two, applying discipline and understanding of process and boundaries in relation to our sense of ideals and desire for the truth.

This morning, the Moon in Libra opposed Uranus in Aries, creating a strong potential for sudden disruptions in both our emotional reactions and our normal routines (a huge part of why I’m writing this post so late in the day!).  The Moon conjuncting Jupiter a few hours later reinforced our instinctive desire for peace and harmony to balance out any residual effects from Uranus’ jarring influence earlier, but it may also have made whatever we feel seem larger than life, including feeling unsettled or even out of control in relation to this morning’s events.

Thankfully, this afternoon’s sextile from the Moon in Libra to Saturn in Sagittarius has provided some stability and balance to the equation, helping us to slow the frenetic pace that a Moon/Uranus opposition can set, and ease down on the massive surge of emotion that the Moon/Jupiter conjunction may have encouraged.  Saturn is not often thought of as a kindly influence in astrology, but today’s Moon/Saturn sextile is a lovely example of where the stern Lord of Karma can actually help us to navigate some of the more crazy-making side-effects from the actions of other planets, using patience and discipline to help us make sense of it all.

This evening the Moon in Libra trines the Sun in Aquarius, bringing our unconscious desire for social harmony into a supportive flow state with our conscious desire to improve ourselves and our society, aligning our instinctive reactions with our core identity.  At the same time, this starts a lunar void-of-course period, so this is not a night for starting any bold new initiatives, but instead it’s a good time for falling back on the routines that may have been disrupted by this morning’s tug-of-war between Uranus and Jupiter, observing what may need fine-tuning in our social environments and determining where changes need to be made to achieve the best results for everyone involved.

Late tonight sees the Moon’s entry into Scorpio, increasing our emotional depth and sensitivity, but also making us less likely to communicate our feelings and experiences as we plunge into the more mysterious workings of our lives.  Scorpio is the fixed water sign, the deepest part of the unconscious, the intuitive ocean.  Its classical ruler is Mars, giving it strength of focus, and its transcendental ruler is Pluto, giving it intense willpower and a transformative urge.  Whatever Scorpio touches is not going to be interested in surfaces nor likely to act without impact.  Our instincts are now turning to all of the deep, dark, intense stuff of humanity:  psychology, money, politics, sex, religion, and power.  Especially power.  Now is a time when we are likely to see an increase in attempted one-upmanship and jockeying for position in our social circles and relationships.  The closer the emotional attachment the more likely that issues of power will raise their heads now.  We need to be conscious of our own control issues now, and understand that acknowledging others’ power does not deny us our own.  Indeed, tonight our power is likely to make itself felt, both waking and sleeping.  We dream deep tonight.

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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 case, as well as art prints – today’s digital work is featured here.  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!  Every sale helps me to continue what I do here, and I deeply appreciate the support!

(All aspect times 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.)

Astrology of January 28th, 2017: A Higher Cause

Today’s astrological weather takes an upturn, with the Moon in Aquarius making three supportive aspects in the afternoon and evening, and no other notable aspects occurring to disrupt them.  What’s more, all three of these lunar aspects supportively highlight the planets involved in the ongoing Triangle of Potential between Jupiter, Uranus, and Saturn, helping us in working through some of the lessons of that configuration in the least painful manner possible.

The morning and early afternoon are quiet in terms of aspects, though the energetic boost to new undertakings from yesterday’s New Moon is still likely to be felt, especially in areas related to social causes, technology, education, and futurism.  Aquarius being inclined to favor the rational over the emotional makes us likely to express what we are feeling in terms of how we think we are feeling rather than getting down in the thick of the actual emotion, which may be just as well given the emotional intensity of a week spent by so many of us waking up in dread of what the daily news will reveal.

This afternoon begins the trio of alignments supporting the Triangle of Potential with the Moon in Aquarius sextiling Uranus in Aries.  This can give our rebellious instincts a boost, and sends us seeking out the new and unusual whether we do so mindfully or not.  Uranus energies can feel disruptive for those of us who don’t normally get enough newness and experimentation in our lives or for those of us who are feeling trapped by our situations.  Luckily this is a sextile, so the contact between the Moon and Uranus here is gentle and harmonious, giving us some curiosity and impetus forward at a pace that we can handle.  Plus, the Aquarian side of the equation enjoys the contact with its transcendental ruler Uranus, and the Aries fire that Uranus currently resides in gets a boost of fuel to its individualist tendencies as a result of mental oxygenation by Aquarian ideas.  All in all, it’s an enlivening pairing.

The energy and excitement that can be generated by the Moon/Uranus pairing gets an outlet tonight when the Moon in Aquarius turns its attention to Jupiter, trining with the Greater Benefic and promoting ease and flow between our knee-jerk reactions and our desire for social harmony.  We will feel instinctively drawn to social situations and feel the need to interact with those with whom we can make progress on the causes and ideals that matter most to us.  We will be more willing to consider the ideas of others, more interested in mediating and working with others toward solutions, and more inclined to seek partnerships that help both our society and us as individuals to evolve.  And if all goes according to cosmic plan those partnerships are the result of the drive toward newness that we felt this afternoon, so that whatever we are planning now doesn’t keep us stuck in the same old rut, nor allowing Jupiter’s magnification of the desire for social harmony to keep us from exploring the new possibilities that pioneering Uranus in Aries has revealed to our Aquarian hearts.

The Moon sextiling Saturn in Sagittarius toward the witching hour gives us the discipline that we need to tie all of this together, aligning Aquarian social instincts with a clear understanding of our limitations and boundaries.  Saturn tends to lend a serious note to whatever he influences, so our socially-conscious instincts are not likely to go off half-cocked under this aspect, nor are our intentions frivolous.  This is a good aspect for carefully exploring our limits and seeing what we actually can and can’t do to improve our situation and that of others in our social circles.  Tonight’s journey of the Moon in relationship with the Triangle of Potential gives us an instinctual framework for using our discipline and hard-won experience to master the balancing act between the Uranian desire for change and Jupiter’s desire to keep the faith.  Tonight our social networks and partnerships can be the perfect vehicle for using our individual gifts toward a higher cause.

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(All aspect times 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.)

Astrology of January 19th, 2017: Authority and Rebellion

The day started out pleasantly enough with the Moon in Libra sextiling Saturn in Sagittarius in the very wee hours, following on the heels of last night’s Moon/Jupiter conjunction with the magnitude of last night’s emotions getting a steadying influence from Saturn, and the Moon in Libra’s harmonizing influence gentling our insecurities.  Which was deeply needed with Mars in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius just 20 minutes later…  These are the two trouble-making planets of classical astrology, the Lesser and Greater Malefic, and having them square off in the most challenging aspect pits aggression against fear; needless to say, this does not bode well for the day, and since planetary alignments change more slowly than Lunar and Solar alignments, we’ve been slowly building up to this for the past couple of days and will be feeling the reverberations for another couple more.  I will not deny that this gives me concern for the numerous Inauguration Day protests planned throughout the United States.  Given the stakes for the country if Putin’s coup and Trump’s resultant inauguration go unopposed, I’m not going to advocate for people not to protest, only for people to be careful and not allow themselves to be unduly provoked, as this alignment is likely to exacerbate an already volatile political climate.  

That said, this alignment occurs within a Lunar void-of-course period set off by the Moon’s sextile to Saturn so soon before, with the resultant possibility that cooler heads will prevail (at least until this afternoon), as the void-of-course Moon helps us to see what to hold onto and what to let go of, and I am hoping that extends to tempers.  😉  Void-of-course Moon is also a time of heightened intuition, which I suspect is especially needed now, though it is also a time when we should stick to routine, and any bold new ventures or meetings now are likely to come to naught.  This period lasts until this afternoon, when the Moon enters Scorpio less than an hour after the Sun enters Aquarius, and shortly after that the Moon and Sun square each other.  Given the stubborn nature of both of these fixed signs, having our conscious and unconscious selves pitted against each other now is likely to generate additional frustrations.

The Sun in Aquarius makes us especially conscious of the individual’s place within society, and the ways in which the evolution of the individual shapes the evolution of society.  That’s all well and good, but this afternoon that consciousness is pitted against intense and secretive Scorpionic emotions and instincts, and with Scorpio’s classical ruler Mars squaring off against Saturn from the watery realm of Pisces, we are likely to experience those emotions seething under the surface at length, until they are set off by just the wrong social trigger.  There is some comfort perhaps in the mutual classical rulership of both Sagittarius and Pisces by Jupiter, currently in the socially-conscious sign of Libra, but Saturn’s classical rulership of Aquarius makes it likely that the Sun in this placement will simply reinforce the chafing-against-authority feeling of the Mars/Saturn square, with authority sparking rebellion and rebellion inviting further clamping down by authority, continuing in ever-intensifying circles.

However, the Last Quarter Moon that begins today is a time for releasing and letting go.  Whatever we confront during this Mars/Saturn square, we need to exercise enough discernment to see what is worth keeping and what no longer serves us, and limit destruction only to what merits it.  The Mars/Saturn square is positioned against the backdrop of the ongoing Triangle of Potential between individualist Uranus in Aries, socially-minded Jupiter in Libra, and disciplined Saturn in Sagittarius encouraging us to restructure our world mindfully with a greater balance between self and society, even as the United States moves toward its Pluto return, when Pluto transits the same degree that it did when this nation was born.  Pluto, transcendental ruler of Scorpio where the Moon resides today, plays the long game with its multi-century orbit, and governs control, death, and transformation, sometimes all in the same intense package at once.  Little wonder then that these two squares and the larger configuration and current cycles all overlap and reinforce each other now.  Challenges like these are the catalysts to change and growth.  What we do with that impetus is up to us.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  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!

(All aspect times 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.)

Astrology of January 1st, 2017: Mentally Stimulating

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Happy New Year!

Many of us may still be feeling the effects of indulgence resulting from last night’s Mars/Neptune conjunction, but the heavens have been fairly kindly this morning via three favorable aspects from the Moon in Aquarius, first in a supportive sextile to Uranus in Aries, then trined to Jupiter in Libra, and finally sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius, all in quick succession due to the continuing Triangle of Potential formed between these three outer planets in which the normally stern influence of Saturn becomes the disciplined mediator between Jupiter and Uranus calling attention to the balancing act between the desire for social harmony and the individually-fueled need for change.  Saturn here helps to pace these two, who left to their own devices would rush headlong into sudden change and blow both that desire for change and the results all out of proportion.  The Moon aspecting each of these three players brings the opportunities inherent in this configuration into focus through our emotions and instincts, and gives us great potential for diving into our New Year’s resolutions as soon as last night’s Mars/Neptune blurriness wears off (likely not until tomorrow…).

The afternoon and evening are fairly quiet in astrological terms until one minute before the witching hour Pacific Time, when the Moon conjuncts Venus in Aquarius, beginning a short void-of-course period before entering Pisces in the wee hours of tomorrow morning.  This is a great time to indulge in activities that are mentally stimulating but otherwise not too taxing.  Sounds like the perfect night to curl up with a good book.  🙂

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  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!

(All aspect times 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.)


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