TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Sun in Pisces’

Astrology Update, March 17th, 2017: Bruising Compassion

Today has few astrological aspects, but what aspects there are pack a wallop.  

The day starts out kindly enough with a late-morning trine from the Moon in Scorpio to Chiron in Pisces, a supportive connection between our deepest emotions and the wisdom gained through our painful experiences and old wounds.  Matters of health are likely to come into focus this morning, and we may find ourselves intuiting exactly how to remedy the problems that afflict others around us.  This is a good time to get to the heart of such matters with those closest to us, bringing old secrets to light that may prove to be the catalyst for healing past trauma, particularly in relation to power structures and patterns within families.  Our compassion is likely to have been amplified by this aspect, and we may find ourselves continuing to feel deeply for others as the day progresses.

Which would be all well and good, but today that compassionate feeling is confronted by the limitations and restrictions that result from entrenched beliefs, whether our own or those of others, as the Sun in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius, and the most sensitive parts of our core being are bruised by fear and insecurity stirred up by cold, hard reality.  Saturn in hard aspect to the Sun can make us feel as though we are personally under attack by fate and misfortune.  Since both Sagittarius and Pisces are social signs that deal with larger patterns and expanded views, that sense of attack can come from societal forces around us, including organizations that we are a part of.  On a personal level, we are likely to want to escape whatever is confronting us, yet we are likely to feel a sense of social responsibility that will not allow us to hide from whatever unkindness is rearing its ugly head today.  Frustrations are likely to be abundant today, but may be mitigated if we avoid making assumptions and try to get to the bottom of what is really happening.  Are the things we feel confined or attacked by really necessary parts of our lives?  It is important to recognize where expectations held by both ourselves and others are indeed legitimate, and where we are allowing them to cloud our vision and restrict us unnecessarily.  Saturnine aspects can increase a sense of doom and gloom, heightening depression and even despair, especially when lashing out with the righteously indignant fervor of Sagittarius against sensitive, self-sacrificing Pisces who is all too prone to being a doormat even under the best of circumstances.  But this is an opportunity to see the areas of weakness in our views of ourselves, and learn how to stand up for ourselves, as well as how to seek help from others in dealing with the larger and more difficult forces in our lives.  For better or for worse, we are not alone.

Shortly after the Sun/Saturn square becomes exact this afternoon, the Moon in Scorpio trines the Sun in Pisces, giving us an instinctive and emotional boost in fortitude that may help us through this time.  This is an aspect that increases our internal equilibrium, strengthening our sense of self and giving us the emotional resources to face the trials that our egos are undergoing now.  This is a time when the goals that we set at the New Moon and brought into fullness at the Full Moon are now being released into the world, so that we can start seeing results in the weeks and months to come, and may find a greater sense of security in those areas of our lives as a result.  Since these are both water signs, our intuition is likely to be heightened now, especially in relation to perceiving previously hidden parts of ourselves and our power relations in the world, so this particularly helpful now in dealing with any sense of imbalance resulting from the Sun/Saturn square.  We are in a better position to communicate what we feel about our situations, and our feelings and our core sense of self are united – we are not likely to be uncertain about what we want now, even though that Sun/Saturn square may try to batter us down in favor of what others around us desire.  This is a prime opportunity to stand tall on our own behalf without abandoning our responsibilities toward others, for the Scorpio Moon is self-protective but the Pisces Sun values service toward others, and the two go hand-in-hand for us this afternoon.

The Sun/Moon trine starts a void-of-course period lasting for several hours, so this is a time to allow ourselves to float within our routines as much as possible, as our combined conscious and unconscious energies work through the issues confronting us.  This is not a time for bold, new moves, but rather a time to see what is out of place, what needs to be adjusted, and how we can best get back on track.  This evening is a good time for casual gatherings in familiar places, with familiar people.  It is not a good time to meet new people or make important plans, as such arrangements made during a void-of-course Moon tend to come to naught in the end.

Later tonight the Moon enters Sagittarius, encouraging our emotions and instincts to ease up a bit from the intensity of Scorpio, back off from our focus and see the bigger picture.  We become less insular now, more social and more interested in new experiences.  Our ideals are ignited under this Moon, and we may find ourselves more passionate in expressing our interests and our beliefs, and certainly more forthright – Sagittarius has a well-deserved reputation as a straight shooter.  Religious and philosophical feelings are stirred by this lunar transit, and our knee-jerk reactions are likely to be louder, more fervent, and less willing to take no for an answer.  That said, our staying power is decreased by this transit, and we are more likely to move quickly from one interest to another, taking in as many new experiences as possible.  We are more flexible now, and more optimistic as well, and want to expand our horizons as far as we can.  Since the effects of the Sun/Saturn square will continue to linger into tomorrow, that expansiveness and optimism may take a little more time to get off the ground than is usual with this lunar placement, but chances are that at this point, we’ll take what help we can get.

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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 Update, March 14th, 2017: Healing Crisis

We are still experiencing the effects of the Mars/North Node trine giving impetus to our growth on our karmic paths today, and the ongoing theme of letting go of old, painful patterns is revisited with the Sun conjuncting Chiron in Pisces this morning, with the effects of this conjunction lasting throughout the day.  Since Pisces governs the 12th house with it’s attendant themes of death, sorrow, self-defeat, and confinement, these are the themes we may find ourselves confronting today, along with illness and trauma, both personal and intergenerational.  Navigating this transit takes extra doses of kindness and compassion, as well as intuition – our consciousness today is less a thinking consciousness and more of a feeling consciousness, and seeing the patterns that have led us to this point and what we need to do to change them is likely to require that we surrender ourselves to the experience rather than fighting our way through it.  Today especially we may find things getting worse before they get better, experiencing what is known in holistic health parlance as a “healing crisis.”  On the plus side, there is the potential for real progress in the midst of so much pain.  We may spend more time than we would like today feeling sorry for ourselves, but also may find ourselves connecting to others around us through shared pain and sadness.  Learning about subjects related to healing is favored today, as is recognizing that we may be able to do more to help others than we can for ourselves right now.

Toward mid-day today the Moon in Libra squared Pluto in Capricorn, putting our efforts to connect with others in the shadow of institutional powers and other forces larger than ourselves.  Pluto deals with deep transformation, including death and endings, so the Sun/Chiron conjunction’s emphasis on endings and sacrifice may have been heightened during this time, and we may have struggled with our equilibrium as a result.  Relationships may have been challenged either by control issues within those relationships or forces out of control of all parties concerned.  We may also have found our ability to work hampered by social issues, diplomatic wrangling, or unusually disruptive environments.

All of this set the stage for this afternoon’s conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter in Libra, amplifying our emotional responses and reaffirming our faith in our social connections.  Particularly when faced with the powers that be putting a monkey wrench in our peace and harmony, sometimes our friends and loved ones are the best medicine, or even social connections we never expected to prove so soothing.  Keep in mind that sometimes it takes disruption of our relationships and environments to show us how reliant we are on them, so this has not necessarily been an easy time, and we may find ourselves a bit emotionally raw and unsettled as a result.  Nonetheless, this time has been a reminder that we truly need our social connections and partnerships, not out of weakness or some flaw in our character, but rather because we are social creatures who are greater together than apart.  Since Jupiter is the classical ruler of Pisces, this Moon/Jupiter conjunction is likely to have had lessons that are pertinent to the Sun/Chiron conjunction, giving us a boost of Jovian optimism and faith when we need it most.

Tonight the Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries, taking that sense of social connection and confronting our need for personal freedom.  Since oppositions promote awareness, and the Moon/Jupiter conjunction followed by the Moon/Uranus opposition plugs into the ongoing Jupiter/Uranus opposition, tonight is a time of heightened awareness of the balancing act between what we want for ourselves and what we want for our personal relationships and our society.  Uranus brings with it sudden change and disruption, and in opposition to the Moon can have our moods experiencing drastic fluctuations that may leave us shaken and even exhausted by the end.  Particularly against the backdrop of both ongoing social changes and the personal changes that are being emphasized by both Uranus in Aries and today’s Sun/Chiron conjunction, we may find our nerves frayed at this time, and our health tested even more as a result.  Sleep may be long in coming with this aspect, so we would do well to be gentle with ourselves and others at this time.  The Sun/Chiron conjunction does heighten the potential for wisdom attained through dreams, so when sleep does come, it is likely to be a welcome balm at the end of a trying day, and worth noting any messages attained come morning.

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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!

Astrology Update, March 12th, 2017: Full Moon in Virgo

The day started off early with a trine from the Moon in Virgo to Pluto in Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning, giving our emotions and instincts the support of the powerful and transformative forces in our lives.  For those of us sleeping at that time we may have experienced dreams with messages that can assist us in achieving our long-term goals in the material world.  For those of us awake during that time, we may have experienced an alignment between process and direction, increasing our understanding of the practical steps we need to take in service to our growth and ambition.  Regardless of sleeping or waking, our health may have gotten a transformative boost during this time, though that doesn’t automatically lead to feeling better, as sometimes healing processes can actually make us feel worse before we see improvement.

One of the two big astrological happenings of the day is this morning’s square between Mercury in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius.  We may experience issues with our communication throughout the day, unexpected limitations and restrictions in communications technology, or in our transportation.  This could manifest as a greater possibility of automobile accidents, but could just as easily show up as a decreased inclination to set foot outside of the house.  This aspect particularly calls to mind the ongoing problems with the United States’ “Muslim Ban” travel restrictions, and we may see more destructive consequences from that executive order today.  Regardless, the areas with the most potential for conflict today are communications and journeys that come up against restrictive belief systems and rules or laws based in those systems.  Since Mercury in Pisces makes us more inclined to be compassionate, this square heightens our frustration with these kinds of restrictions, and Pisces’ impetus to let go of what no longer serves us directs us to actively reject them.  Of course, Saturn in Sagittarius shows where we engage in such limiting behavior out of a sense of fear and insecurity disguised as righteous wrath, and Piscean gentleness and sensitivity may be hard-pressed to stand up in the face of that.  Pisces also governs escapism, and many of us may simply want to run away from the abrasive restrictions that we are confronted with today.  Our best chance for navigating this aspect is in exercising patience and self-discipline alongside compassion and intuition, and recognize that there is an opportunity for change here.

That change is connected with whatever we saw ourselves needing to get rid of at the time of the New Moon, whatever patterns we needed to complete in order to prepare ourselves for new beginnings in our lives.  The intentions that we set then are coming to their fullness today with this morning’s Full Moon in Virgo.  Full Moons are a time to fully understand the intentions set at the New Moon on both the conscious and unconscious level, perfect them, and then release them into the world to be disseminated for the duration of the next two weeks until the next New Moon.  Since the New Moon that we set our intentions at for this Full Moon coincided with the Annular Solar Eclipse in Pisces, those intentions actually have a much longer period of effect, spreading out over the next six months to the time of the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st, 2017.  Today’s Full Moon in Virgo then has our instincts filled with awareness of the many details involved in our process of growth and healing between now and then, with the sense of seriousness and discipline that Saturn imparts mediating between our unconscious instincts and our Piscean consciousness striving to integrate those Virgoan details into the whole picture, blending and unifying our individual goals and struggles into a more compassionate vision of wholeness.  Because Saturn is squaring both the Moon in Virgo and Mercury in Pisces today, health issues are likely to come to the forefront, particularly those that are difficult to diagnose and cure, such as chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disorders.  Our sense of process under this Full Moon is more fraught with difficulty and prone to depression, and our escapist tendencies may feel more out-of-control than usual, with addiction potentially being a key component.  Detoxification is a necessity at this time, and it is definitely a good day for spring cleaning to aid in ridding ourselves of whatever may be holding us back.

Because the Moon in Virgo quincunxes Uranus in Aries at the time of the Full Moon, sudden change is also a hallmark of both our experiences today and the Full Moon’s effects over the next couple of weeks.  We may find ourselves feeling especially rebellious in the face of the issues brought up under this Moon, and may take actions that we never expected of ourselves.  Or, those around us may believe that we are behaving unusually, even radically, and may take exception to our behavior as being unnecessarily provocative, even if we have no conscious intentions to provoke.  Today may feel unstable and unruly as a result, and we would do well to expect the unexpected over the next two weeks.  The Sun is also inconjunct (quincunx) Jupiter at the time of the Full Moon, not exact, but still in orb to affect the overall dynamic today and during this Moon’s disseminating period, and together with the Moon/Uranus inconjunct creates a closed formation that amplifies the energies of both the Full Moon and these quincunxes, increasing the uncomfortable, volatile feeling of this Moon, and tying the personal struggle for completion and healing into the larger struggle for balance between the personal need for freedom and the societal need for harmony and balance in interpersonal relationships.

This afternoon the Moon in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces, continuing the emphasis on understanding the painful and traumatic patterns of our lives and how they have led us to our current state of ill-health, whether physical, mental, or emotional, personal or societal.  Now we are likely to see the little pieces in our history that contribute to the overall pattern, and gain a greater understanding of what parts of our past we need to make peace with in order to progress into a better future.  Difficult family histories are emphasized at this time, as well as the ways in which we feel better-equipped to help others than help ourselves, and we may struggle now with blurred personal boundaries that contribute to our pain.  On the plus side, our heightened awareness of these issues now increases the possibility of working through them, freeing ourselves of the chains of the past.

The Moon in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius tonight and then shortly thereafter opposes Mercury in Pisces, creating a T-square aspect with today’s Mercury/Saturn square, with Saturn acting as the release point between Mercury and the Moon, as we strive to balance what we think and what we feel.  Saturn tends to create a deep sense of seriousness and even depression when in aspect to either the Moon or Mercury, so tonight we may find ourselves in a deep well of thought and feeling that if we are not careful can suck us down into despair.  Our fears and insecurities are likely to be heightened, feeling the pressure of the balancing act between thought and feeling, conscious awareness and unconscious reaction.  We may see the big picture but have trouble reacting in any way that does not stay mired down in details.  Or, we may know intuitively what we want and need, yet find it hard to master the process that will achieve what we desire.  Perhaps we need to steer ourselves away from a self-defeating perfectionism, but haven’t figured out how to halt our compulsions in their tracks, and the gloomy voice of time and mortality suggest that perhaps we never will.  The important part of navigating this difficult aspect configuration is to be patient with ourselves, staying mindful that no matter how dire things may seem, all is temporary.  Taking actions that help us to cultivate healthy habits can be incredibly helpful now in keeping us focused on growth and progress without getting lost in negativity.  This is especially true since the Moon/Mercury opposition starts a void-of-course period that can leave us feeling a bit lost – sticking to routine and focusing on the better side of habit tonight is the best course of action during this time.

Late tonight the Moon enters Libra, turning our instincts and emotions toward partnership and social harmony.  We may find that now we do not want to be alone, and for those of us in relationships our partners may help us in sorting through the feeling and revelations from this tumultuous day.  For those of us who are alone, we may find more solace in the arts and movement, as Libra is a Venus-ruled sign.  Regardless, this is a sign that is more dependent on surroundings, with or without people, so the next couple of days are good for further spring cleaning, as well as taking actions to promote balance in our lives and our environments.  We may find ourselves exercising decorative impulses, or taking more interest in our appearance, though we should be mindful that since Libra’s ruler Venus is currently in retrograde, what we are attracted to now may not be what we stay attracted to when Venus turns direct in April, so extreme make-overs might not be of lasting benefit.  Beware of impulse-buying at this time.  In business and leisure both, connecting with other people is favored under this Moon, so now is a good time to get out and meet with people, whether strengthening already-established connections or making new friends.  The Libra Moon can help us to balance the opposites we’ve been juggling recently, and perhaps give us some of the peace and harmony we’ve been craving.

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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, March 9th, 2017: Full of Heart

As with the Mercury/Pluto sextile on March 7th, today we experience harmony between our practical goals and our compassionate sensitivity as a result of the Sun/Pluto sextile that started off today first thing in the very wee hours of the morning (some of us were just getting to bed at that hour…).  However, this time it’s not simply our minds getting a boost of power from Pluto, but rather our whole consciousness.  The core of our being is feeling supported by the larger forces in our lives rather than at odds as is too often the case.  We are now conscious of the process of transformation in our lives and the lives of those around us, and may feel a certain degree of connection with others resulting from that.  This is the season of shedding the old, unwanted baggage of the past year or more (or perhaps a few pounds from this winter), preparing for the burst of energy and activity that comes with Spring, and this aspect helps us to get more comfortable with that process, even when it’s not actually comfortable.  Pisces is a sign of contradictions, after all, adept at working within paradox, and Capricorn has mastered the art of the silver lining, seeing opportunity in every seeming setback.  These two signs navigate loss better than the rest of the zodiac, so now is the time to take full advantage of their assistance and perhaps do a little preparatory spring cleaning, whether of our psyches or our actual physical surroundings.

Later this morning the Moon in Leo trined Venus in Aries, giving a magnanimous boost of fiery self-confidence from our unconscious to our social relations that have been in the retrograde process of reassessment, and may have been feeling a bit shaky since the beginning of the retrograde this past weekend.  Though the Moon’s action is unconscious, Leo’s ruler is the Sun, so Leo is also reaping the benefit of today’s Sun/Pluto sextile, so the Lion is feeling mighty today, albeit with a more sympathetic bent thanks to the Sun’s position in Pisces.  This in turn helps to bring out the fun, flirty side of Venus in Aries, and perhaps even some childlike joy, as Aries is youngest sign and Leo rules the 5th house of children.  Thus, our instinctual response to this alignment is likely to be playful and affectionate, reminding us that even serious matters can benefit from a bit of fun – games teach us a host of beneficial skills, after all, in addition to increasing camaraderie through friendly competition.

Early this evening Mars enters Taurus, giving our energies a break from the more aggressive side of competition and turning our focus to a more steady, practical mode.  Taurus is the sign of fixed earth, slow and not easily stirred to action, yet having a deep reserve of power in the material realm.  Mountains don’t normally make much visible movement, but when they do, they are a force to be reckoned with.  Thus, we are likely to find ourselves in much less of a hurry than we were during Mars’ transit of Aries, but when we do have a mind to move, when we really want to get something done, now we put the force of a mountain behind it.  A Taurus roused to action is an unstoppable force!  It is also a force that favors the finer things in life.  Our focus now is likely to be centered on material needs and desires, physical and financial security.  This is a good time to tend to our bodies in preparation for the spring and summer months, though Taurus likes its food so we may experience some dietary challenges along the way.  This is definitely a good time to tend to financial matters, not simply in connection with tax season but in relation to building and improving upon our finances and establishing better habits with regard to money and material things.  This is also a good time for enjoying the arts, whether as creator, audience, or patron, as Venus’ rulership of Taurus gives Mars in this position more impetus toward creativity and aesthetically-informed activities.

This Mars/Venus interaction is heightened now, as Mars’ entry into Taurus, one of the two signs that Venus rules and Venus’ current retrograde in Aries, one of the two signs that Mars rules, has put the two gendered personal planets in a state of limited mutual reception, each in the place of the other’s power until the beginning of April, with potential support for each other as a result.  I say that this is a limited mutual reception because with Venus in retrograde, her usual power is diminished, being expressed in a mode of re-assessment while retracing her steps through Mars’ home sign.  Also, because these two are not currently in aspect to each other, the state of mutual reception is more subdued now, but will slowly grow stronger as they approach the same degree of each sign, arriving at a semi-sextile aspect on March 21st (a gently supportive aspect of 30 degrees apart).  Still, despite the weakened state of their reception, there may be a sense of increased understanding of the other’s space during this time and greater awareness between the two, which may provide opportunities for better gender relations during this time as well as for more understanding of non-binary gender identities.

Late tonight the Moon in Leo sextiles Jupiter in Libra, bringing Jupiter’s expansive optimism in relationships and social realms to magnify the proud, generous, joyful feelings of the Leo Moon.  This is the perfect time for late-night camaraderie, creative expression, or more intimate interactions.  Performers get an extra dose of drama tonight, in all the right ways.  Children may be wakeful later than usual, and perhaps unusually ebullient, so parents would do well to be prepared for additional story requests, or difficulty in surrendering the video game controller in favor of bed.  And our lovers may be more demanding than usual, though we aren’t likely to complain about that under this passionate Moon.  However this influence plays out, it’s a good time for revelling in whatever brings us joy.

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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, March 8th, 2017: Time to Shine

Today is a day of few astrological aspects, but that doesn’t mean it’s quiet.  We are still feeling the effects of yesterday’s Mercury/Pluto sextile giving transformative power to our thoughts, and that same power is about to connect with our consciousness in a big way with tomorrow’s Sun/Pluto sextile, which we are already starting to feel the effects of.

Meanwhile, the Moon in Cancer started off the morning by squaring Mars in Aries, stirring up emotions and frustrations, and potentially increasing the likelihood of conflict.  Cancerian emotions and instincts tend to be sensitive and protective, so butting heads with the aggressive drive of Mars in Aries amplifies Cancerian moodiness and increases the likelihood of the Crab breaking out the claws in self-defense.  Since Mars in Aries isn’t likely to back down from a fight, this morning may have seen more than a few quarrels and hurt feelings, especially in relation to those of us pursuing our own interests without considering the impact of our actions on the more sensitive people in our circles.  On the plus side, since this square started a short void-of-course period, these quarrels are less likely to have a long-term impact, even if this influence did start the day off on the wrong foot.

Toward mid-morning the Moon entered Leo, making our emotions and instincts bolder and more eager to take center stage.  Leo governs the 5th house of self-expression, the house of art, creativity, children, games, lovers, and other pleasurable pursuits.  Leo is ruled by the Sun, so this lion is perhaps a little gentler and more sympathetic than usual, but still, this is not a time to be timid!  We are more likely to be given to grand expression of emotion now, being more open and generous with who we are and how we feel.  We are also more likely to want to be noticed, and more likely to get cranky if we feel we are not getting our lordly due.  The king of the jungle is not interested in playing second fiddle to anyone but is still perfectly capable of sharing the throne with an acknowledged equal for a mate or delegating the actual business of rulership to a competent power-behind-the-throne type, so long as the king still gets the spotlight.  So it is with our egoic emotions and instincts now – under this Moon we want plenty of attention and ego-stroking, but are more than happy to share the bounty, and with multiple favorable aspects over the next 24 hours that bounty is likely to be warm and benevolent like the Sun.  This is the perfect time to step into greater feelings of self-esteem and healthy pride, a chance to shine at what we are best at, sharing our creativity and accomplishments with others and taking pleasure in the things that make life most worthwhile.

The only astrological aspect this afternoon is that of the Moon in Leo trining Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, heightening our intuitive knowing and capacity to learn on an unconscious level, basking in the warmth and optimism generating by the harmonious alignment of these two signs.  Since Black Moon Lilith brings our unconscious closer to consciousness (she occupies space between the Moon and the Sun), and the Moon is in a Sun-ruled sign now, we have a wonderful opportunity to make use of a combination of conscious and unconscious energies now, surrendering ourselves to vital and pleasurable experience in creative and expressive realms that reveal our truest ideals and beliefs.  Under this alignment we are even equipped to understand and make use of our shadow sides in service to our creativity and further our growth even while being perhaps a tad self-indulgent.  😉

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