Morning Star: Daily Astrology for November 24, 2014

This morning we wake up to a Void Moon in Sagittarius. She remains VOC until entering Capricorn at 11:32 AM. Then, by 7:45 PM, she is in sextile to Neptune. So much for getting down to business on Monday. Oh, there will be work to do. But, as far as bringing forth a sense of accomplishment? That isn't likely. It is more likely that we are distracted from everyday work, on the whole. We may be somewhere else mentally and emotionally while our body works on auto-pilot addressing what needs to be addressed as it comes.

What I find interesting about today is the perfection of the inconjunct from Mars in Capricorn to Jupiter in Leo (7:56 PM). Now, if you have planets between 20-25 Pisces or 20-25 Gemini, you will have a full-fledged Yod going on for a few more days. For Pisces planets in sextile to Mars, the apex of the Yod falls on Jupiter. For Gemini planets in sextile to Jupiter, then Mars is at the apex.

I can give you a personal example of how this may play out. I have Saturn conjunct Vesta at 20 Gemini. My North Node is at 21 Capricorn. My descendant is at 25 Leo. With Jupiter on my DC in sextile to my Saturn/Vesta, there is past wisdom that I'm drawing from to assist me in building a solid foundation under what it is that makes me feel alive. These two energies working together are calling me to act upon my future in a responsible way...to continue to build around the destiny of my North Node. See? The planets in sextile work together to affect the pivot point (Apex) of the Yod. You can get even more information from adding in the house positions of these planets. For me, this is 4th (Saturn/Vesta), 6th/7th (Jupiter) and 11th (Mars/NN).

With a Yod whose apex is Jupiter, then the Capricorn planets and the Pisces planets work together to produce expansion and growth on a personal level and perhaps even foster a stronger sense of self-worth and wisdom.
If there is no Yod and we are just dealing with the purity of an inconjunct between Mars and Jupiter, then the exchange can happen from one direction to the other. For example, personal growth and expansion, plus an increase in personal wisdom prompts us to engage in taking responsible action. Or, we engage in responsible action and are actively building and that produces expansion and personal growth. However, in our consciousness, we have trouble seeing how these two energies fit together and work in tandem. We can't see that the work we are doing is directly affecting or drawing from our acquired wisdom or that our hard work increases our self-worth. We may also not see that we are inclined to bite off more than we can chew. But, if we have a solid sense of self and humbly accept our limitations (Jupiter in Leo) we will be less inclined to over-promise or over-commit or over-estimate our abilities (negative Mars/Jupiter/Saturn).

On an even more simple level, our drive toward maintaining tradition (Mars in Capricorn) is indirectly affected by the fact that we are more wise and worldly. On the night of the 26th, that type of energy is felt within the emotional body as the Moon passes over this inconjunct in the wee hours (1:31 AM-3:07 AM) of Thanksgiving morning just before the Moon in Capricorn meets her ruler, Saturn in Scorpio, by sextile (9:10 AM). See? Interesting set up.

Thanksgiving itself, is a tradition that...well...the roots of that tradition are just not exactly the way they were presented to us as children. Somebody left out the “sins of the father” in that story. That's all I'm going to say about that, right now. But, know there is a lot of that sentiment floating around (tradition has a new meaning in light of a myriad of revelations which have expanded our sense of personal truth). That mentality overlays our individual lives in varying ways...even if a person doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. That is just a well known tradition here in the US that is easily recognizable and so appropriate to use as an example.

Tuesday, is pretty busy with an active Capricorn Moon trying to pull everything together and check everything off her list. People are serious minded (Mercury conjunct Saturn) and working while they would really rather be enjoying life and relaxing a bit. Prepare for a bit of resentment to be a common emotion. Trust me on this. It's better to foster a sense of appreciation for the fact that you can do this work than to allow yourself to become resentful of the fact that you have to do it in the first place. Realize you are blessed to be able to do what you have to do even if you really don't want to do it in the first place. Don't forget about Venus in Sagittarius under all the weight of this Pluto/Saturn energy. She is our saving grace right now...gratitude, generosity, benevolence, appreciation of our hard earned wisdom. Welcome her into your festivities.