Morning Star: Astrology for the week of November 22 through November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

This morning we wake up under an intense Aries Moon in square to Pluto (9:00 AM) as the Sun moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius at 10:26 AM. It USED to be that when I saw the Sun moving into Sagittarius, I'd expect to see the turning on of holiday lights. I still expect that; but, the trend for this actually seems to be shifting toward folks turning on holiday lights earlier and earlier each year. I don't mind it. But, for me, today, my “ominous” emotional activity (Moon/Pluto) will involve crawling up in my attic to retrieve my own holiday lights (Sun in Sagittarius). I'm sure there will be a few gently remorseful pangs with that as I realize this may be the last year I decorate for the holidays in this home. It's fun and celebratory. But, there is also a bit of remorse. What I've just told you does kind of color the energy for today. The circumstances that find folks and fosters these feelings will of course be different. But, the core feeling is the same. Joy and Pain. Attempting to find hope in the future but still grieving and perhaps a bit fearful at the same time.

At 11:57 AM want and need face off through a Lunar opposition to Venus in Libra. Balance it out. Make sure you have your basic needs met before you try to accommodate folks. Realize you can't always get just your way. Sometimes, we must compromise.
Shortly after this opposition the Moon meets Uranus by conjunction at 2:17 PM. This can be indicative of frazzled nerves, impulsiveness then you may be plugging your lights in to test them out. We could be inclined to gather with friends or social groups. Who would have thought that putting up holiday decorations would ever be considered an act of rebellion. But, this year, it very well could be. Don't let any one tell you how you should or should not celebrate. On that same note, be accepting of how others choose to celebrate or not. Do what you do but don't think that gives you license to enforce “your methods” on the world. Alright? There really is room for everyone to do their own thing.
Overall, it's a pretty active evening. Sun and Moon are both in fire signs. Moving around and perhaps even getting out and about are wonderful expressions of Fire energy. Trying to sit still with it can be unnerving. Not being active can also make the harsher aspects coming from the Moon to day harder to wrangle.

After the conjunction with Uranus, our Emperor Moon rests until entering Taurus at 11:26 AM tomorrow. Use the rest of the evening to rest up for the incoming week.

Monday, November 23, 2015

This morning starts out slow. The Moon in Aries is Void until later in the morning when she passes into Taurus. Its a rather routine morning and many will be glad for that. Sometimes the mundane and predictable are welcomed. Especially after a long period of flux like we encountered last week. Enjoy the humdrum of the morning. There are few chances such as this found in this week on the whole.
After the Moon enters Taurus at 11:26 AM, we begin to feel the unpredictable pressure of Venus waxing into opposition with Uranus. And, yeah. The collective will likely “feel” this energy given that Venus currently holds rulership over our emotional bodies. In some ways, this feels like social pressure toward change against what we feel is of importance. Perhaps, even against the grain of our personal values.
The opposition between Venus and Uranus perfects at 5:13 PM on 16 Libra/Aries 59 with Uranus still traveling retrograde. No, sweethearts, things are never going to be the same. Our Taurus laden selves may not be so comfortable with that. Change does not come easily for these folks. As a matter of fact, I've found that change doesn't come easily for most.

The Sabian Symbols for this opposition are as follows (from Dane Rudyar's book, The Wheel of Significance):

For Venus at 17 Libra: Retired sea captain in uniform watches ships sail. Vicarious or mellow participation in life. Transfer of activity from physical to mental; or self-involvement in the past.

For Uranus RX at 17 Aries: Two prim spinsters are sitting together in silence. Poised and dispassionate outlook, involving either great dignity and integrity of self or inability to live life fully.

Do you see what I see? The parallel's between the sabians? In the Venus symbol, we have a retired sea captain, in uniform, watching ships sail...without him. Reminders of a part of his life that have passed. What do you think he is thinking? Feeling? Remorse? Pride? Nostalgia? Does he notice how much even the ships have changed since he retired?

On the other side of the fence, we have the Uranus symbol. As a review, Uranus first crossed the 17th degree of Aries on April 17th of this year. He moved forward as far as 20 degrees of Aries before turning retrograde at the beginning of September. He is slowing down now preparing to turn direct on December 26th at 16 degrees. He is nearing the end of his backward journey. Uranus is our social consciousness. He is our uniqueness, our individual freedoms, our ability to introduce, experience and experiment with the new. He is advanced technology. In Aries, he is the progressive pioneer. The freedom fighter. The instigator of change and aggressive advancement. In the position he finds himself in now, he has reviewed events he ha experienced between April and September of last year. He has seen where he yanged when he should have yinned and vice versa. He has become more wise and that wisdom continues to grow as Uranus is, right this second, still inconjunct to Jupiter in Virgo. He is also still in semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces. Chiron in Pisces is slowing down in preparation to turn direct, too. Both energies are vibrating strongly in our atmosphere right now while subsequently falling under the influence of Jupiter and Pluto...and soon enough, Saturn.

Now. Look at the two spinsters. What do you think they are thinking? What made them spinsters? What do they see in their reflective glances that give them an opportunity to do a long quiet assessment of their life? Are they happy? Do they feel like they allowed themselves to live? Or, are they remorseful because they feel they have never fully experienced life because of any manner of reasons...continually striving to please others, obey all the rules, never taking risks...the list is endless. Or, are they sitting in contentment recounting all the memories they have made and all the times they allowed themselves to What do you catch yourself projecting onto each one of these archetypes? You realize that image could teach you a thing or two about yourself, right?
Mind you, these personal assessments...such as the one's the retired sea captain and spinsters are entertaining...are taking place all over the place under this sky. Gut checks. Pluto is in the very last few minutes of the 13th degree. Meaning, he is on the symbol of the mayan bass relief but will soon get himself an entirely new theme. But, we are collectively most certainly and most assuredly assessing our “mark on history” right now. Did we do the right thing? When they read about this in the history books, what will it say? How can we change to do things more effectively?

The Moon is stable in Taurus. The sky gives her wonderful support in this sign during these times. So, we will have emotional stability and a sense of grounding to guide us into these personal assessments, which is a good thing.

Mercury is nearing Saturn in Sagittarius, as well. We feel the gravity of thought and many minds are inclined toward serious business. International language is harsh. There is a battle between security and compassion. Religious fundamentalism and spirituality. And, today, we pause to reflect, like these folks in the Sabians, before we are able to decide what we are to do next. 

By 10:51 PM, the Moon is in sextile to Neptune. Eyelids are heavy. Some may cry in remorse. Some may just feel fatigue. But, many are subdued in one way or another as bedtime approaches.
Overnight, Mars in Libra meets Saturn by sextile (00:19 AM). Motivations stabilize. Actions are supported by responsibility. A feeling that will carry over into our tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today, the Moon receives tremendous support. We awake with our Taurus Moon in trine to Pluto in Capricorn (9:56 AM). Fortitude and emotional strength wax over the collective. There is not much room for denial. But, there is a certain air of determination in play. The Moon's condition combined with the energy coming from the waning Mars/Saturn sextile says mountains will likely be moved today. There is just that much strength and grunt involved in this sky. The bull is pulling a heavy plow with its blade wedged deeply in rich Earth successfully leaving a large mark upon the surface behind him. No one is going to be willing to budge much.

At the end of our work day, the Moon receives support from fastidious, diligent and practical Jupiter in Virgo. Sweat, callused hands, tired bodies and satisfaction are the rewards awaiting us at the end of this trudging day. The evaluation of our progress comes as Mercury finds Saturn in Sagittarius at 11:58 PM. Will you hear, “Job well, done” or “You are not fully working to your true capacity”? Well. That depends on you. Doesn't it?
Progress will be slow but sure today. Keep trudging forward. One chunk after another chunk. Move forward with resolve but realize it's a waste of time trying to push someone else off their rut. Focus on the our own path and continue plowing forward.
Overnight, Mercury squares off with Neptune (2:15 AM). Dreams are certainly in vogue. As are deliberately created mirages and veils. Entertain the positive expression of this energy and sleep, dream, listen to music, be entertained by fiction or manifest a vision of your own through your powers of artistic expression. But, know the entire time, that all information being delivered right now should be fact checked and tested before it is to be believed. Watch for what is not being said.

Also? With Mercury waxing into square with Neptune all day and perfecting overnight...expect some news about wet and potentially severe weather. That usually happens when these two clash. It's not likely to be a bright sunny day in many areas today or overnight. Matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Mother Nature revolts a lot from the middle through the end of this week.
The Moon in Taurus is Void following her trine with Jupiter at 8:26 PM. So, at least our emotional body can rest for just a bit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This morning the Moon in Taurus is still Void. However, Mercury has been quite the busy body. After his conjunction with Saturn and square with Neptune last night, this morning he is waxing into sextile with Mars in Libra. Plans are being made. Given that Mercury is in Sagittarius and Mars is in Libra, some of those plans may involve international military strategy. Yeah...that phrase fits the bill. The motivation? Action taken by allies (Mars in Libra). To work together. To find a common ground. To build a strategy. And, I assure you, the talks are rather serious but there is an element of confusion, concern, uncertainty and compassion mixed up in them, too.

These conversations become influenced by our emotional body as the Moon enters Gemini (a Mercury ruled sign, no less) at 12:16 PM. From here, emotionality becomes a huge factor as a matter of fact because the next movement is the perfection of our Full Moon in Gemini at 3 Gemini/Sagittarius 20 perfecting at 5:45 PM EST. Few skies will be clear enough to see this Moon, I'm betting.
The question I see in this Moon? How will the actions of the foreign and the International affect my neighborhood (Gemini)? My home (Moon)? These are answers that the collective wants in response to any action leadership may make. What changes the world (Sagittarius) eventually comes home to roost (Moon). And, lord knows the Gemini child is the one that is always questioning “why” so, there will be lots of those tossed around today. The problem with that is, no one really knows. We won't know until we know. We can assess, predict and project but that doesn't mean that's how it's going to play out, right? Nobody knows.

The Sabian for the Sun at 4 Sagittarius: Watched by happy parents, a child takes his first steps. Life's kindliness in creating safe opportunities to growth. Full appreciation of opportunity. Crisis in self-development.

The Sabian for the Moon at 4 Gemini: Holly and Mistletoe bring Christmas Spirit. Holiday spirit as an attempt to preserve for individuals the wealth and power of racial background. Social warmth.

Look, man. Before all this “real serious shit” broke loose in the world, lots of folks were upset with a coffee cup. By any chance, did anyone learn anything from that? Can we stop the Holy-Holiday Wars already and realize the point of this entire season that falls with the Sun under the rulership of Jupiter means to foster a sense of gratitude, wisdom, generosity and warmth regardless of the path you use to find to get to that place? Jesus, Mary, Zeus, Athena, Odin and the Apostles! And, their three little wise men too! Santa and Muhammad, and all the other Gods and Goddesses or non-Gods and Goddesses! If I'm going to blaspheme I want to cover all my bases. Hu-fucking-ray for whatever raises your faith and makes you feel like you are connected to something larger than you are. Go forth and celebrate, or not, however you feel that celebration should look like but don't be a pontificating asshole because there is NOT ONE..NOT ONE SINGLE TRUE BELIEF SYSTEM THAT TELLS YOU THAT BEING A PONTIFICATING ASSHOLE IS ALRIGHT. I have a Budda statue sitting right next to my Christmas tree. Do you think that makes sense to anybody but me? Do you think I care or that I think you are doing something wrong if you don't have a Budda next to your Christmas tree? Ahem. Sorry, found one of my own soap boxes right there. But, seriously. I wish the world would get over it. If you cannot see how that mentality of “my way is the only way to righteousness and the truth” is part of the damn problems we are having in this world then...I don't what to say to you...other than SURPRISE! Because, it is.

This Full Moon brings an element of launching something, taking a risk, letting go enough of something to let it grow and being cognizant of how to live in a world of diversity without constantly pitting those diverse elements against each other. It's about finding the truth and sharing it with others without forcing your beliefs over the whole situation. It's about being open and responsible. It's about engaging in conversations that seek solutions to larger problems. It's about finding grace in tough times...singing “in the Spirit” even when there is a lack of material blessings at hand. You know, like the Who's in Whoville. Find the true Spirit. Share the essence of that Spirit as it was meant to be shared...warmly and generously. Not with force or conditions.

Saturn and Neptune are tight. Some will be martyred for their beliefs under that aspect. Some will volunteer for the opportunity. Others will not. Is the extremity of forcing our beliefs upon others THAT important? Look at what it is causing people to do. No, folks, its not worth it. But, every time you cling in fear to your belief system and your foundation is rocked because someone else may believe something different from you then you send forth the same types of ripples into the world as some of these more violent entities.
Immediately after the perfection of the Full Moon, the Moon opposes Saturn in Sagittarius. It's quite sobering (11:47 PM). The weight of our responsibilities is great. The path ahead is hard and nothing less than a test of faith. We cry and tire easily under this load. The Moon finds Neptune by square only minutes after (11:50 PM).

Overnight, the Moon finds Mars by trine (1:24 AM) and Mercury by opposition (2:26 AM). If your phone rings in the middle of the night, answer it. If you feel like you need to reach out and touch base with someone just to tell them how much you love and appreciate them, don't hesitate.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans. I kind of chuckled over that as I typed it. That, too, will likely be a phrase that kicks off some interesting triggers. Holidays, in general are like that and I believe I've harped on that enough. There is not a thing wrong with bringing people together around a table to eat and for good fellowship regardless of the occasion. I will say that.

This morning, the Moon in Gemini is still active as Saturn perfects in square to Neptune at 7:13 AM. This energy overlays much of the day. I don't know how to describe the feeling of Neptune and Saturn to you other than to say reality is questionable and boundaries are permeable. What seems real one minute may dissolve the next. What once felt like a dream or a nightmare manifests as reality. It's weird and shape-shifting...perspective changing and at times can be quite uncertain.
The Moon is waxing into a brightening sextile with Uranus while squaring Chiron at the same time (4:16 PM and 4:18 PM respectively). Community support is important. We need to gather our friends and engage in our social networks. Your “tribe” is calling out to you and you are inclined to respond to the steady beat of their drums.

At the end of the night, the Moon in Gemini is square to Jupiter in Virgo...meaning everyone should pitch in and help with the clean up (10:24 PM). A trine to Venus from the Moon accentuates this coming together vibe only a few minutes later (10:36 PM). From here, the Moon rests...rather comfortably and for an extended amount of time, too. She doesn't enter Cancer until 2:27 PM tomorrow. That's right. She skips the “Black Friday” madness completely. I don't blame her. I plan on skipping it too.

Friday, November 28, 2015

This morning, the Moon is Void. She remains void until 2:26 PM. The Mood is subdued and many are inclined to stay home and rest. Chiron will station direct at midnight in Pisces. Shortly following that, the Moon finds Neptune by trine (2:38 AM). Not many will be about and about today. We would rather stay home next to our warm kitchen fires and isolate in quiet. If you are able to do that...if you have a warm home to relax in..I suggest you thoroughly enjoy that blessing today.
Sleep. Rest. Eat. While realizing what a gift the ability to do that truly is.

Saturday, November 29, 2015

This morning, the energy changes from subdued to irritated. The Cancer Moon squares off with Mars in Libra at 6:34 AM. Then, she spends a good portion of the day waxing into opposition with Pluto in Capricorn (2:49 PM). Then, she is upset again by an uncomfortable and rambunctious square to Uranus in Aries at 7:58 PM.
Things at times could feel pretty intense. We may be nervous, collectively. Jumpy. Moody. Scrambling for control. Our core emotions...our roots and our heritage..are at odds with the compromises we are being called to make, the changes coming forth from the collective and, in some instances, blatant outright abuses of power. It's a lot to contend with under a very sensitive Cancerian Moon. We feel every energetic blip and that can be quite emotionally taxing.

By 8:05 PM we return home to lick our wounds as the Moon finds Chiron in Pisces at 8:05 PM. Our dreams wax prophetic under an overnight lunar sextile to Jupiter at 3:04 AM. Sleep is restorative and welcomed after the potential heightened sense of emotionality found in the meat of the day. The Sun is strongly waxing into a conjunction with Saturn and a square to Neptune that perfects tomorrow. Rest and get ready for the opportunity to reshape yourself under that sky.
Following an uncomfortable square from the Moon to Venus in Libra at 7:46 AM tomorrow morning, the Moon is Void until entering Leo at 7:48 PM on the same date. I know things are uncertain. I know not many know what to believe or who they can trust or what the next right answer is. The “answers” are not out there in the world for you to find. The “truth” is found within you...where it has always been...all along.