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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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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 15th, 2017: Sensitive Connections

The big astrological happening of the day is this morning’s station of Venus direct in Pisces, giving us some direct motion in our affections and pleasures after weeks of retrograde motion coming to a head in this past week’s cluster of four planets in retrograde.  Venus has spent the past six weeks retracing her steps through Aries and then Pisces, encouraging us to reconsider how we experience and express our connections with others, from the more boisterous and action-oriented side of our affections in Aries to the more compassionate and subtle side of our affections in Pisces.  Today’s station emphasizes Venusian themes of love, connection, pleasure, affection, self-image, and what we value, all with the Piscean tones of sympathy, compassion, spirituality, intuition, sensuality, universality, and blurring of boundaries.  Since Pisces is a mutable sign, Venus here is flexible, mobile, willing to see multiple sides of a story and able to work within paradox, understanding the full spectrum within what others can only see as polarities.  Our affections under this influence are likely to be more gentle and kindly, and while Pisces does have a degree of reserve, today’s station can bring out the more social side of the fishes, and perhaps a more playful side as well.  Even so, we may find the pace of what we take pleasure in today to be more on the slow and quiet side as we are still finding our sea legs coming out of the retrograde.

Later this morning the Moon in Sagittarius squared Neptune in Pisces, warning that however fun and fanciful our affections might feel today, we would do well not to get too caught up in our fantasies now, as the Moon squaring Neptune tends to lead us astray into more escapist realms.  In this case, the Moon in Sagittarius is instinctively in search of social fun and broader horizons, but Neptune in Pisces emphasizes mystery and sensual connection rather than Sagittarius’ clarity and righteousness, and what might first seem like common ideals connecting the two can turn into confusion and even deception.  So, this morning is likely to have gotten off to a confusing start, with a wrong turn or two along the way.

Our emotions and instincts got a more pleasant and supportive touch this afternoon with a sextile between the Moon in Sagittarius and that sign’s ruler Jupiter retrograde in Libra, emphasizing thoughtful conviviality and a willingness to see different points of view.  Spiritual gatherings can be enlivened this aspect, as well as those emphasizing philosophy and higher education, and this can be a good time for study as long as the subject matter is interesting and helps to broaden our horizons, particularly social subjects such as anthropology, art history, and cosmology.  Those of us in sales and other socially-oriented professions can get a boost from this aspect, as it increases the optimism necessary to do well in those fields.  We are also likely to find our aesthetic sensibilities more stimulated now, and can take greater interest in performing and visual arts during this time.

The rest of the evening has no significant astrological activity, just the ongoing instinct toward fun and higher thought emphasized by the Sagittarian Moon and the residual effects of the recent Sun/Uranus conjunction keeping us from getting too settled in.  Given that we have a flurry of astrological activity headed our way tomorrow, a little quiet with today’s Venus station is just as well.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon, where I have posted the digital art that accompanies today’s analysis here, 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 12th, 2017: Powerful Imaginations

Today is a relatively quiet day, astrologically speaking, which is just as well considering all of the potent activity we’ve been experiencing with the retrogrades of both Saturn and Mercury in the past week, plus this past Saturday’s Venus/Saturn square and Monday’s Full Moon, as well as tomorrow’s Sun/Uranus conjunction that some of us may already be feeling some agitation from.

Today’s astrological activity started in the very wee early morning hours with an opposition from the Moon in Scorpio to Mercury in Taurus, creating a challenge between our practical thoughts and our intense emotions and instincts.  We may have found ourselves wanting to delve deeper into situations but simultaneously conscious of the need to not get distracted when dealing with materially-oriented tasks.  For most of us in the Western Hemisphere this aspect saw the most influence in our dreams, and it was worth noting any insights we arrived at in those realms, but for those of us who were awake we may have found ourselves more aware of previously hidden things, striving to keep our attention on practical matters even as we were drawn to more complicated and intense areas of focus.  We may also have experienced a disconnect between an intention to keep to the status quo and a dissatisfaction with practical sameness, especially when it keeps us from understanding and experiencing things more deeply.

For the rest of the day the skies are quiet until tonight, until the Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, encouraging us to exercise our imaginations in pursuit of the deeper emotional experiences we’ve been craving.  This is a time when our fantasies may serve us well, as well as stories and creativity – we are likely to enjoy theatrical performances more now, especially opera and ballet, and the more senses a form of art engages during this time the more we will appreciate it.  Those of us in romantic relationships can make good use of Neptune’s rose-coloured glasses tonight, as the Moon trining Neptune is deeply romantic, with the sweetness of Pisces and the intensity of Scorpio combining to create sensitive perceptions and enhanced psychic connections.  Our spiritual awareness can also be enhanced by this aspect, along with our compassion, though with the protective quality of Scorpio to balance our more fluid boundaries, if we are led astray by our ideals it is more likely to lead in a kindly direction than with a harder aspect.  The trine being the most supportive of aspects brings more of the virtues of each sign to bear on their interactions here.  Of course, there is still the danger of being swept away in the wave of emotions and instinctive reactions during this time, but at least it is likely to be a pleasant time, nonetheless.

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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 7th, 2017: Questioning Faith

Today started with an early morning conjunction between the Moon in Virgo and the North Node in Virgo, aligning our feelings and instincts with our karmic path and life purpose.  Since not many of us in the Western Hemisphere were awake at that hour and the Moon governs the unconscious, we may have found our dreams imparting clues to our direction during this time, but for those who were actually awake then we may have found ourselves more detail-focused and oriented toward our own growth and health, whether still awake from the night before or just waking up and getting ready to face the day.  Our minds may have been sharper during this time and our focus more practical, applying reason and discernment to practical actions now with potential long-term results.

As the morning progressed, the mental acuity of the Moon/North Node conjunction in Virgo was carried forward by a trine from the Moon in Virgo to Virgo’s ruler Mercury in Taurus, strengthening our mental staying power and helping our minds to act in harmony with our emotions, and vice versa.  Mercury in Taurus is steady, practical, and down-to-earth, so while this isn’t likely to be a time of brilliant insights it was a great time for getting things done that require mental focus and attention to detail, as our instinct during this time was to apply our minds to whatever process was necessary for achieving our aims in the material world.  Those of us waking to tend gardens, farms, and schools were especially favored this morning.

Later this morning the Moon in Virgo squared Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, bringing our logical instincts into conflict with our unconscious belief patterns and especially any need to be “right.”  Black Moon Lilith and the Moon both operate on unconscious levels, so we may not consciously realize what is happening, but Black Moon Lilith is very much about surrendering to an experience fully in order to gain the most knowledge from it through feminine receptivity before we can bring that knowledge into consciousness, and in Sagittarius she swims in a fiery sea of philosophical fervor, subjecting us to a bedlam of our own beliefs mixed in with those of others.  When well-aspected this placement allows us to feel where we are and are not in alignment with the beliefs around us as well as the ingrained beliefs we have absorbed from family and friends, but in this challenging aspect we instinctively know that something is not adding up – ideas that are powerfully emphasized both in and around us now are in conflict with the logical, rational mode of being that the previous two aspects of this morning have had us enjoying.  The cognitive dissonance is strong this morning.

The real astrological news of the day, however, is the opposition from the Sun in Aries to Jupiter retrograde in Libra.  Jupiter conveys authority, emphasizes the position of our leadership and our faith in our societal institutions, and when well-aspected helps us to maintain good fortune and a sense of optimism.  In Libra, Jupiter has been helping us to understand both our interpersonal relationships and partnerships, and our desire for social harmony.  Retrograde in Libra, Jupiter has had us reassessing how we maintain peace within our relationships and within the larger social order, and in the recent opposition to Uranus and subsequent square to Pluto, Jupiter retrograde has brought those questions to bear on both how we address the need for personal liberty within relationships and society and how we address the larger forces of institutional power.  The Sun brings the light of consciousness to bear on these issues now, and the opposition increases our awareness, and the tension between our conscious understanding of Jovian concerns and the reassessment of social faith that Jupiter retrograde has been engaged in.  And since Jupiter has a habit of magnifying everything that he touches, our awareness of these social and relationship concerns is likely to blow up into something huge today.  Our faith and optimism are affected today, whether becoming a smokescreen that we hide behind in the face of serious challenges to the social order or our relationships, or being emphasized by their lack, as we reconsider our own fortunes now.  This is in further keeping with the lessons regarding faith and ideals brought forward earlier by the square between the Moon and Black Moon Lilith, as Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and the challenging experiences of that sign that Black Moon Lilith has been submerging us in are now brought to the forefront of our consciousness with this Sun/Jupiter opposition.  And with the Sun in Aries, the right to self-determination is brought face-to-face with Jupiter in Libra’s emphasis on peace at all costs, so that we must come to grips with what degree of personal sacrifice we are willing to accept in the name of social harmony and continued faith in our leaders.

We’ll have plenty of time to stew on these matters this afternoon and evening, with no other notable astrological aspects muddling the mixture until late tonight, when the Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, and our logic becomes confounded by fantasy and potentially illusion or delusion.  Tonight is a time to be cautious about being led down the garden path, whether by our own desires or the deception of others.  Our instincts will be to follow paths that are reasonable, rational, and factually-based, but our ability to assess what falls into those categories will be greatly hindered by the rose-coloured lenses through which we may view anything that appeals to our more universal or romantic ideals.  We are likely to find ourselves feeling more compassionate and wishing to help others in need, but should be wary of being taken advantage of in the process.  On the plus side, our creative vision and our dreams are enhanced by this placement – artists of all stripes are favored by this placement, and stage performances under this aspect may have a special glow as a result.  But anything requiring logic, focus, and keen mental abilities should be set aside for the night – this is not a time of seeing clearly, and we would do well not to agree to anything with potentially far-reaching consequences, including eating fairy food or accepting drinks from handsome strangers.  😉

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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.