Friday, January 8, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR JAN 11-17 2021




MON JAN 11.

The Moon enters stoic and disciplined Capricorn at 5:30 AM PST, to trine Mars and Uranus in Taurus while squaring Chiron in Aries. This can see some interesting new initiatives taking off that perhaps have us feeling a little out of our comfort zones or a tad vulnerable in some way. The Moon goes on to conjoin Venus in Capricorn, which is also squaring Chiron. It’s possible that in spite of our vulnerability, new or experimental initiatives are actually going rather well. There can be a creative or aesthetic dimension to whatever we are embarking on now, and for others, this can involve partnerships or finances/money in some way. With Venus now in Capricorn conjoined the Sun, and Mars in earthy Taurus, the emphasis is on slow, stable growth and progress. You will get out of something whatever you put into it. Venus is now holding hands with both Mars and Uranus, which can see some very interesting and innovative ventures. Normally, Venus in Capricorn is rather conservative, but with both Mars and Uranus being in an earth sign as well, this can see some calculated risk taking, and we can be more inclined to take a less conventional route or challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zones in some way, whether that be creatively, financially, or interpersonally. Fortunately Venus has ended her square to nebulous Neptune, ,which could have been experienced as rather demoralizing and confusing for some. In sure footed Capricorn, hand in hand with Mars and Uranus, she is more singleminded, -although, perhaps a bit vulnerable with a square to Chiron. Venus in Capricorn has never found it easy to express the affections or passions in showy or obvious ways, this placement has a certain quiet dignity about it that some might mistake for “black hearted ice queen.” But her link to Mars and Uranus can make her more inclined towards taking the odd risk or two, either creatively or romantically, especially if there are encouraging signals. The square to Chiron can create a somewhat “out on a limb” feeling around this however, so there could be a lot of inhibitions or vulnerabilities to work through. A new challenge, embodied by Mars square Uranus, can be that while part of us may want to lunge forward, another part of us may hold us back. This can be somewhat tempered by the Mars square to Jupiter however, which by itself can see impetuosity, hasty judgements, or miscalculations. So this combination of aspects can provide a unique alchemical cocktail of energy, drive, forethought, experimentation, and bold but calculated risk taking. Sure, in some ways, this can see us "out on a limb". No matter though, because if cohesion and congruence with others is an issue, or the affections of Venus and the passions/will of Mars are rebuffed, dismissed, resisted, or simply unappreciated, Venus has no qualms striking out on her own and maintaining cool, detached, and confident independence. These configurations can be enormously productive, and with a lunar trine to Uranus, in some way shape or form, we can be stepping into new and exciting territory. Even with the Moon and Venus in demure but earthy Capricorn today, there is a certain excitement and determined ambition in these configurations, that can see us pushing ourselves to new levels of development or achievement. Tomorrow see’s the New Moon in Capricorn, so this week can see us planting a seed regarding something we have possibly planned, thought about, or set intentions around for a long time. Whatever this is, will be a labor of love, as this New Moon coincides with Venus having entered the first decan of Capricorn. Today can see us pleasantly productive, and motivated towards achievement, mastery, and setting a new precedent. For some, there can also be some unexpected but pleasant interpersonal developments, surprising attractions, or romantic/creative/and/or financial revelations. 


TUES JAN 12.

This morning see’s the Moon in Capricorn conjunct the Sun and Pluto, while sextile Neptune. This can see something or someone make quite an impact on us, and in the very least, the psyche is receptive and impressionable, and the imagination is positively stimulated. Personally, this can see us driven to achieve our dreams and ideals and make them into a reality. These are some great configurations for artists, musicians, and craftsman of any field, as the ability to actualize or make manifest what we can imagine is a very strong potential under this particular mathscape. There can be some deeply felt and vivid emotions or experiences under these configurations. We can feel really strongly about…something or someone.  In either case, new precedents are being set into place at this New Moon, and this will be obvious as hell in some aspect of your life, which will depend upon the house ruled by Capricorn in your personal natal chart. The New Moon is exact at 9 PM PST, and by this time, is conjoining both Pluto in Capricorn, and Saturn in Aquarius. It’s clear we are setting out on new terrain, which will completely transform our situation in one way or another. This new terrain is rather unprecedented or experimental for us, and will require commitment, discipline, as well as improvisation. Regardless of what it is, or how it takes form in your life, it’s a clear UP-LEVELING. Moving up a level in whatever you’ve been working on in the previous years. A new level of mastery is being reached, and a new seed is being planted regarding ambitions. This seed will require our nurturing, attention and dedication through the next 2 and a half years of the Saturn in Aquarius cycle.  Something new is being birthed, and our feelings around this can be intense, dedicated and very involved. Capricorn is the sign that rules mastery, and we may be inspired towards achieving new heights at this New Moon, and quality will be very important, ( Capricorn has very high standards.) Mastery is achieved through repetition and ritual,-but also through tending to our wellbeing- and the New Moon’s strong trine to the asteroid Vesta really brings this home. Having a good daily ritual in place to nurture your well being will ensure you get the very best out of yourself, -as opposed to running yourself ragged as if you are merely a machine with an off/on button and a charger. We are dynamic, bio-electrical beings, and it’s important to take good care of ourselves if we are to ensure a high quality output and consistent productivity levels. Whatever you are planting at this New Moon, it will require consistency and dedication. So it pays to be consistent and dedicated in our care of ourselves, and make sure we have a good self care ritual in place that can keep us resilient to stress, and feeling as top notch as possible. A solid and consistent self care ritual is the cornerstone of success in any capacity. 


WED JAN 13.

The Moon conjuncts Mercury in Aquarius early this AM, suggesting the possibility for some (perhaps unexpected) communications, or strokes of insight in the wee hours of the morning. We may see or hear something surprising out of the blue, but it can have a positive and stabilizing impact that is reassuring that we’re on the right path. The Moon goes on to enter emotionally detached and unorthodox Aquarius at 8:44 AM PST this morning, where it squares Mars in Taurus, while conjoining Saturn and Jupiter, and even Pluto in the later degrees of Capricorn. This can be a busy and communicative day, that can see a lot of surprising thoughts, talks, or out of the blue communications, or a whole lot of running around and general busyness or restlessness. Emotions can be erratic, with a whole lot of nervous energy, and there can be an impetus to "git 'er done". A lunar sextile to Chiron in Aries suggests that whatever we are hearing or thinking about is giving us courage to continue whatever it is we’re doing, even if it’s put us out on a limb in some ways or made us feel a bit vulnerable, there seem to be encouraging signals that stepping out of our comfort zone in some way is actually leading to good things. Today can contain a lot of surprises, and we may feel more communicative, or experimental regarding our communications. The lunar square to Mars can see some haste, frustration, or impatience, perhaps some irritability in some cases. A Mars/Saturn square can be causing some unexpected delays or blockages which can give rise to frustrations.  It’s possible that we simply need to detach a bit and go off into our own weird science lab in order to tinker with our craft, fix or resolve something that's jamming up the works, or make some adjustments, as ideas can be bubbling to the surface at great speed, and we can feel an eagerness to share them. We can feel more courage to share our thoughts, ideas, or personal brand of weirdness with the wider community in some way under these configurations, and there can be a great deal of interaction or excitement around new and experimental initiatives. We can even be making new friends or connections, or immersing ourselves in a new community of people who are “the good kind of weird.” Regardless, there are encouraging trends, and the lunar sextile to Chiron suggests that embracing our own unique weirdness more whole heartedly and even capitalizing on it a bit, can open up new horizons. Something else that embracing who you are and being unabashedly yourself also does, rather inadvertently, but potently, all the same,- is it gives other people the permission and the courage to do the same. Not everyone is going to like you or accept you, but when you like and accept you, even your haters have to sort of secretly respect you. Todays configurations have “individualism” written all over it, and with the Moon conjunct Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn in Aquarius, while squaring Mars and Uranus, there’s no telling what cracking open a can of “BE YOURSELF” can unleash. It’s certainly a case of “your vibe attracts your tribe”, with the Moon in sextile to both Chiron in Aries and Juno in Sagittarius. We can be drawn to or inspired by others who are unique or one of a kind in some way, or simply exude confidence in spite of being kind of an outlier, underdog, or garden variety weirdo. Others might be repelled (Moon square Mars), but haters gonna hate, it’s what they do. Simply being yourself does the weed work for you so you don’t have to. Todays math can also see a focus on wider community outreach, friendships, groups, and causes for the greater good. There can be rabble rousing or some kind of SJW protest or other going on. Regardless of what manifests, Aquarius is future minded as well as unabashedly weird, and we may be aligning ourselves with people/communities/thoughts/ideas that encourage us to embrace and express our own unique individuality and liberate ourselves from restrictive self concepts or insecurities. Someone might encourage us to drop an insecurity in some way, or we can simply feel supported in the face of challenges that may feel entirely new to us.


THURS JAN 14.

This morning begins with the Moon in Aquarius still conjunct Mercury and Jupiter, and this can see a huge emphasis on communications, community, and ideas that are perhaps ahead of their time. Uranus, ruler of Aquarius and planet of change, shock, liberation and awakening, also stations direct today, adding emphasis to a forward push towards new, exciting, and experimental terrain. Our ideals may have been hugely stoked, and the possibilities regarding certain friendships, communities, groups, the future, and even social media/the internet can feel endless this morning. The lunar conjunction to Mercury carries most of the day, and it can see surprising or enlightening talks, and people can bond over a shared past time, or nerdy niche interest. With Mercury conjunct Jupiter and square Uranus, our minds can be drawn towards whatever or whoever is “outside of the box”, and new ideas can be flowing, we can even receive some strokes of genius or out of the blue news or revelations. It’s possible a particular person may serve as an inspiration and help us generate ideas, with Mercury in sextile to Juno in Sagittarius. Someone or something can really be expanding our horizons right now, and getting us to think outside our comfort zones or in new, experimental or futuristic ways. With Venus in Capricorn in trine to Mars and Uranus, but squaring Chiron, the creative and/or romantic passions may be lit, but there’s a bit of uncertainty or inhibition around fully expressing them or surrendering to them entirely, particularly in the absence of any sort of encouragement or certainty that it will be received well or mutually reciprocated. Fortunately, Venus in Capricorn is no stranger to going it alone in her climb up the mountain, and certainly no stranger to restraint of the passions or a certain amount of decorum and propriety, and the connection to Mars in Taurus adds even more patience, confidence and dignity, even in the face of a certain level of vulnerability. Her connection to Uranus means she can detach and go on an entirely different tack at any time, lending a level of unpredictability, lightness, and independence to interpersonal connections, the affections and creativity, while still being steadfast and reliable. These configurations can also see some unusual or unconventional attractions, something outside our “norm”, or not our “usual type” can appeal to us, or there can be odd dynamics going on that defy norms somehow. In creativity, a new art medium, instrument, or style. In relationship, cultural, religious, or age differences aren’t unusual under Venus/Uranus contacts. These configurations also highlight the importance of actually liking a person and sharing the same ideals, values, proclivities, and vision of the future. Are you the same breed of nerd? Or in the very least, are your respective nerd breeds complimentary to one another? There are thousands of varieties of nerds, and none are precisely the same, but being on completely different nerd spectrums entirely can make relating to one another challenging. Other times, it can be invigorating, and an opportunity for growth or learning. Interpersonally, Venus in Capricorn trine both Mars and Uranus in Taurus places an emphasis on shared values, likes/dislikes/ habits/shared drive/motivation/passion/weirdness/ambition, and most importantly, friendship. These configurations also auger a certain level of independence and freedom to pursue ones respective goals and ambitions, and can certainly make us feel driven. In absence of the above mentioned mutual ingredients, Venus in Capricorn happily throws herself into her upward climb. The square to Chiron indicates it can be lonely at the top of the tower at times, but equally, can make actually acting on the passions in any interpersonal way feel way too vulnerable. Venus here isn’t typically prone to obvious displays as it is, and with a square to Chiron, this can be doubly so, she can be too reminded about “what happened last time”. Mars and Uranus in Taurus lend a quiet passion and courage to take modest (or even bold) risks -with the right amount of encouragement. This can be excellent for creative ventures across the board.


THE WEEKEND.


FRI JAN 15-SUN JAN 17 2021.

Fri morning begins with the Moon in the late degrees of Aquarius with no major aspects (void of course). This suggests it might be good to take a step back from taking any major initiatives or lunges forward and maybe wait things out and observe for a bit. The Moon heads into reflective and dreamy Pisces at 2:17 PM PST, where it sextiles Mars and in the evening, Uranus in Taurus, all while squaring Juno in Sagittarius. This can see a drive towards something or someone a bit unusual building up this weekend. We want to taste something or someone weird. The Moon is in passive Pisces though, so maybe we’re just fantasizing about it, I don’t know. The Mars/Uranus conjunction perfects next Tuesday, on Martin Luther King Day, the same day the Sun ingresses into unconventional Aquarius. Perhaps this weekend see’s a prelude to something. These aspects can see us venture into interesting creative territory. It can also simply see a desire to escape, and have a good time, but doing something new, unusual, or outside what’s been our norm. With the Moon in Pisces, this can see some enjoyable or invigorating solitary pursuits, and at the most, some low key hang outs with others. There’s almost something “under the radar”, “secretive” or “speakeasy” about these configurations. 

I say this because the Moon in Pisces is quiet, reflective, solitary, meditative, ethereal, or secret/hidden, while Mars and Uranus are totally fucking exhilarating and very real/tactile/physical. In either case, there’s definitely something unusual about the weekend. Either we are literally slinking/sneaking off to have a good time or simply just dreaming about doing something unusual, perhaps with someone unusual. But the passions and creative drives are definitely quietly stoked. Saturday the 16th see’s the Moon in Pisces sextile Venus in Capricorn and conjoin Neptune, so there’s some creative or romantic fantasizing going on for sure. Perhaps some longing going on here as well. There’s a lot of compassion here for the vulnerabilities of others, and there can be a certain selflessness, but also perhaps some over idealization. The feels can be very sensitive, perhaps a bit overwhelming, and there can be a potential for some slight disillusionment, so putting feelings into a creative or artistic outlet can be very helpful here. A lunar semi square to the Sun in the final degrees of pragmatic and realistic Capricorn today can see some frustrations or clashes between head and heart. In the evening, this same semi square happens between the Moon and Saturn, so it’s possible that certain boundaries need to be asserted that are difficult to do, due to empathy and compassion we may feel, or the sheer amount of emotional sensitivity and the smell of porous boundaries in the atmosphere. Regardless, the maths look quietly pleasant this Saturday, and can see some lovely and soulful experiences. Sunday, the 17th, see’s the Moon in Pisces sextile the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, while still conjunct Neptune for most of the day. This can make it a bit easier to express ourselves, although a lunar semi square to Mercury that builds in strength in the later hours can produce that same head/heart type of struggle when it comes to navigating emotionally complex communique. A lunar sextile to Saturn and conjunction to Chiron can help stabilize any situation that may have become a bit muddled with confused boundaries or the like. Over all, the day is restful and quiet but rich with feeling, and there can be much to reflect and meditate upon. Next week begins on a more assertive note, with the Moon in Aries, and we will bid farewell to the season of the Goat on Tuesday.


Friday, January 1, 2021

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 4-10 2021




MON JAN 4.

We begin Monday morning with the Moon in Virgo trine Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, square Venus in Sagittarius, and opposite Neptune in Pisces.  There can be a lot to do as of yet, and we can be very focused on where improvements need to be made and work needs to be put in, and with the Moon square Venus in Sagittarius, the fact that we are outside of a comfort zone and on a learning journey can be emphasized. This can feel somewhat intimidating or can take some getting used to. The afternoon see’s the Moon build trines to Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius as it heads closer to Libra, and this can give us a sort of second wind, or at least add optimism and determination to knuckle down and settle into this weird new world we may have entered. There may be a lot about whatever we are doing or whatever we have going on that may be completely new to us, or at least, is outside of our norm. In some ways, this can see us feeling somewhat vulnerable, as the lunar opposition that is building to Chiron would indicate.  But with the Sun in pragmatic Capricorn in sextile to Neptune, there is something about it all that speaks of realizing dreams and ideals, things we may have imagined for a long time. The remainder of the Virgo lunation focuses in on making improvements, and organizational efforts. Pairing things down into manageable chunks and making alterations to routines that will be sustainable over the longterm.  The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra at 9:42 PM, and with the Moon in trine to Jupiter and Saturn in experimental and unorthodox Aquarius, this can see new interpersonal/collaborative terrain entered or explored, or in the very least we can be interacting with others or the world at large in new ways. New foundations are being laid down, and we may be more open to new things or people, or unconventional scenarios or dynamics. Even if we feel a little out on a limb in certain ways, there can be much about what is transpiring that is a breath of fresh air, and opens up a new window on the world. 


TUES JAN 5.

Today begins with the Moon in Libra trine Jupiter and Saturn, opposite Chiron, which places emphasis on expansive and new interpersonal terrain that represents the beginnings of new foundations. Joe Cockers “I get by with a little help from my friends” aptly captures the spirit of these configurations. We may feel out on a limb in certain ways, but the generous lunar trine to Jupiter in friendly Aquarius can highlight the importance of our connections to others when it comes to boosting our morale or helping us out of a tight jam. The Moon goes on to square the Sun in Capricorn, which can see some pressure or deadlines to achieve, so we may need to pick and choose carefully how our time is delineated. But we may be inspired to be of service to the greater good in some way under these configurations. With Juno, the relationship asteroid in trine to Chiron now, it can be easier to come into contact with others who may inadvertently be good for us and help us feel more courage in ourselves, or otherwise be a healing and expansive influence, helping us to feel more faith and optimism. There may be an odd split to navigate between our desire to relate to and connect with others and the equal need to focus on ambitions, goals, practical considerations, and achievement today and throughout the Libra lunation. The desire to fraternize, socialize and otherwise connect with others can feel at odds with whatever goals we may have set for ourselves for the time being, and this can prove somewhat distracting, especially with Mars in the most urgent degree of Aries, due to move into Taurus tomorrow afternoon. Nonetheless, we can use whatever energy is available here with Mars about to ingress into a new sign and chart area to really make some headway on our goals, as the energy will only grow stronger tomorrow, along with the feeling of urgency.


WED JAN 6.

Today see’s the Moon in Libra square the Sun, Mercury, and Pluto in ambitious Capricorn, while opposing Mars in 29 degrees Aries. This can see some breakthrough points in regards to our goals and ambitions in some way. We may be motivated inadvertently or directly by others, but it’s also possible that our personal life may have to take somewhat of a backseat temporarily in order to roll a boulder to the top of a hill. For some, these configurations can produce a sort of “now or never” feeling in regards to partnerships or social life, but it’s important to remember that anyone or anything meant to be in your life will be there, even if you have to work, and anything worth discussing will still be worth discussing in 24 hours.  In the afternoon, the Moon goes on to sextile Mercury in Sagittarius, taking some of the edge of of the lunar links to Mars and Pluto, which are certainly intense and serve as a deep reserve of energy to tap into. We may be feeling more optimism about our interpersonal/creative/ and/or financial situation, and possibilities can feel more open and expansive. With Mars in 29 degrees in trine to Venus in Sagittarius, an arrow has been shot, and we are thinking in terms of the future and of distant horizons. There may be a particular goal (or person) we have in mind, and with Mars in the final degrees of Aries, we are laying down foundations and completing one phase of this journey, -the journey of retrieving our arrow. Mars enters realistic and tactile Taurus at 2:27 PM PST, conjoining Uranus, and squaring both Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Here, we have entered ground level of alien territory, and can begin navigating this new terrain with a more hands on approach. Everything about this is experimental, requiring much improvisation. The lunar link to Venus, while Mars and Venus hold hands, as this transition occurs can see some interesting alliances and connections being formed that are outside of the box or outside of our norm in one way or another. There can be something exciting and simultaneously challenging about this. In either case, the people, dynamics, and/or situations we come across during this transit can be very unique, unprecedented, and one of a kind. There’s also a great deal that is unpredictable about these configurations, and the theme of “liberation” is heavily emphasized, so people can be less inclined to be put into any kind of “box” or subscribe to any conventional “norms” under this math scape, as individualism is heavily emphasized. Late evening adds to this even more as the Moon builds an opposition to Uranus as it heads towards instinctual Scorpio. In either case, this can see some surprising interpersonal situations arise, and others can be a source of amusement, surprise, shock or bewilderment with the Moon at 29 degrees Libra late this evening. 


THUR JAN 7.

This morning see’s the Moon in intense Scorpio, opposite Mars and Uranus in Taurus, and square Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. The ground is certainly shifting, along with the playing field. There can definitely be a lot of passionate energy in the atmosphere today. This could be anger, this could simply be a lot of libidinous vibes, but regardless, letting off steam, perhaps through physical endeavors, wouldn’t be a bad idea. There can be some restlessness here, and emotions can be changeable. People can definitely be flying their freak flags, even in quiet or modest ways. With the Moon squaring Jupiter and opposing Uranus, and going on to trine Neptune in the evening hours, there can be an indulgent atmosphere, and things can somewhat quiet down and lead to more reflective or solitary pursuits towards evening, or people simply being weird in private. A lot of surprising emotions can be available under these configurations, and the lunar connection to Neptune in the evening hours can perhaps see us taking a step back to sort of bask in them. There can be private revelations, and intuition and sensitivity can be heightened. We can be very impressionable to our environment, or prone to idealize people, but equally, we can be open to unusual “esp” type experiences, or waves of inspiration with plenty of creative fodder for the imagination. The lunar/Neptune/Uranus contacts in the evening can be excellent for artists and musicians. There’s also a lunar semisquare to Venus in Sagittarius that adds a dimension of love, beauty, and creativity to the mix, and we may be hungry for fresh inspiration and eager to seek it out. This ends the evening on a mellow, introverted, but pleasantly restless vibe, with some unique and impactful experiences due this weekend, perhaps mostly in private, but could involve others to a degree as well.


THE WEEKEND.


FRI JAN 8-SUN JAN 10 2021.

Friday see’s Mercury enter unorthodox Aquarius at 4 AM PST, placing the planet of communication and commerce in strong relation to both Jupiter and Saturn, which can see expansive and experimental communication initiatives spotlighted. This can involve a wider community outreach or even the internet in some way. Venus, the planet of love, beauty, money, and possessions, also changes signs today, moving into serious and reserved Capricorn at 7:41 AM PST. Venus shot an arrow in Sagittarius, and in Capricorn, she will climb the mountainous cliffs in order to retrieve it. In Capricorn, Venus is more risk averse, more single minded, committed, and more reserved, prudent and cautious until she knows something or someone is worth her while. Here, she is goal oriented, she knows what or who she wants, and refuses to settle for anything less, and will happily go without until something or someone ticks all her boxes. On top of these ingresses, today see’s the Moon in Scorpio sextile the Sun and Pluto in Cap, and a trine to Neptune in Pisces, and this could see some dreams brought down to reality, particularly in relation to certain goals or ambitions we may have been nurturing. There may be a focus here on bringing things down to earth from the imaginal realms and making them manifest somehow, especially with Pluto involved. There can be a tendency to really get lost in fantasy here over something or someone, but the combination of imagination and concentration can be really creatively productive, as Pluto lends an ability to really stick with something to a point of fixation, while Neptune lends the gift of imagination and creative visualization. There can be some unique “psychic experiences” or dream experiences available today. The evening see’s a lunar link to Mercury in Aquarius and Chiron in Aries, which suggests that over this weekend we can communicate a little more freely, perhaps some outside of the box notions, or things we felt were too weird to say. This also spotlights community endeavors, and the wider social network in some way, and we can be giving and receiving support from likeminded weirdos, friendships, and the community at large. Saturday the 9th see’s the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius sextile Mercury in Aquarius, trine Chiron, and sextile Jupiter and Saturn in the early part of the day. Something or someone can bolster our optimism and courage somehow, and with the Moon linking to Juno the relationship asteroid, it can be that certain others are inspiring to us in some way, and adding to our optimism and faith in the future. Sunday the 10th, see’s a mixed bag of aspects, and begins with an elusive lunar square to Neptune. It’s possible that certain things or people seem sort of out of reach for now, as there is a certain longing and dreaminess to these aspects. Later the Moon goes on to conjoin Venus in Capricorn, and trine Mars, and something regarding the passions, or relations to others can begin to feel more concrete. This closes out Sunday on a pretty sweet note, and can see next week get off to a rather interesting and passionately motivated start. 

Friday, December 25, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 28 2020-JAN 3 2021.






MON DEC 28.

We begin this week with the Moon in talkative and curious Gemini in opposition to Venus in horizon expanding Sagittarius and squaring up to elusive and confusing Neptune. This can see the morning hours get off to an inquisitive, (if rather perplexed) start. Perhaps a bit emotional, scattered, or overwhelmed. Anytime Neptune is involved it calls for compassion and understanding, -for ourselves as well as for others.  A growing enthusiasm takes hold as the Moon forms a sextile to action oriented Mars around 11 AM PST. This can see communication initiatives take on more importance, and there may be a creative element to this. This can also see us more curious in general about things going on in our local environment, neighborhood, or social medias, etc, and there can be a busy, multitasking kind of energy, with a lot of comings and goings. With the lunar square to Neptune until early evening, in some ways there can just be more people watching than actual engagement as the Neptune square is more prone to privacy and reclusiveness, but this relents in late afternoon.  This leaves the Moon and Mars nicely synced up and confidence, passion, and enthusiasm about new initiatives and the changes unfolding, can be growing. The Sun in Capricorn moving in to perfect a trine to Uranus in Taurus harkens changes that have been a long time coming, and new foundations are being laid down while Mars spends it’s final week in Aries. A radically different landscape will be the result. Thoughts, ideas, and communications today can stoke our enthusiasm and add to our motivation. With Mercury in serious and disciplined Capricorn, and Mars in the late degrees of Aries squaring Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto, and the Moon in Gemini forming a sextile to it, this can see certain things being gone over and over again, or we are going from the planning and thinking phase of something to the doing, -a sort of mastery and graduation process is underway. Some people are learning new equipment, technology, skills, some people are cramming for tests, pumping out a creative project, some people are studying other people, (like... literally lurking the fuck out of them, I'm just saying), -but whatever the case is for you personally, Mars is bringing everyone a milestone of some sorts. We are leveling up. A boulder we have pushed up a hill for a long time is about to be rolled to the top of that hill. A new skill is being mastered, and new foundations are being laid. Though it’s clear that we will need courage, and this is brought home by the Moon’s square to Chiron in Aries as it heads towards emotionally sensitive, and security oriented Cancer for the Full Moon tomorrow in the wee hours.  This mathscape clearly illustrates that we are going to be doing things a little bit (ok, a lot) differently going forward.  In some ways, this can make us feel pretty vulnerable, but the innovative currents are strong, and will only become stronger as time goes on. This is the final week of Mars in Aries, so this is a pinnacle week for more reasons than one. An emotional and foundational renewal is occurring. 


TUES DEC 29.

Today see’s the Full Moon in Cancer at 7:28 PM PST. This Full Moon opposes the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, sextile Uranus, and squares Chiron. This signifies renewal on a lot of levels, and perhaps even for some, a wrenching away from the constraints of the past. There’s something very liberating to this energy, though for some, it can be a sensitive time as well, as old, outworn attachments are released. Emotionally, this can be an exciting time, that can see us drawn towards connections that help to bolster our sense of individuality, future plans, and the new foundations we are laying down for ourselves. It’s very future oriented, which is curious, as Cancer is so often associated with the past, our emotional foundations, histories, habits, comfort zones, and patterns. Something here is being totally revamped. Old, ugly paneling is being gutted out and replaced with fresh and beautiful paint, and the color schemes are wild. Don’t cling to the paneling. It really is ugly, it has to go. There may be some trepidation as we set off on a path that may leave our foundations forever changed, but may open up a whole world of possibilities. This full Moon brings with it a lot of emotional excitement, but also the vulnerability that comes with taking risks. Emotional independence may be desirable for many as they prepare to lay down completely new foundations going forward. Venus squaring Neptune now can see certain dynamics dissolving, mutating, changing form, and there can be a sense of longing or uncertainty in the face of this, as people are left only with their relationships to themselves, the Creator, the divine, -or their visions of what they think love is “supposed” to be. This aspect can facilitate forgiveness, compassion, agape, big heartedness, and release, but can make fulfilling anything in the more physical, tangible sense that Venus longs for a little more out of reach, uncertain, or over a distant horizon. Venus in Sagittarius loves a challenge, shooting arrows at some target in the distance to go and chase after. There can be some revelations or surprises in store at this full Moon. It’s very much a “life begins outside of your comfort zone” type of energy, and it can be emotionally revitalizing. Evening time see’s the Moon form a lovely trine to Neptune, which can see some peaceful lounging, reflecting, and releasing. 


WED DEC 30.

Today see’s the Moon in comfort seeking Cancer in trine to boundary dissolving Neptune, and making oppositions to Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn. The emotions, mind, and imagination are powerfully engaged. There could be something we are fixating on here, or maybe something or someone is driving us to distraction. With the Moon in positive aspect to Neptune this could be a pleasant distraction. Conversely, we could be trying to release distractions in order to more fully immerse ourselves in a process or project. With the Moon linking up to the planet of communication as well as the planet of intensity, power, and compulsive pulls, along with Neptune, there could also be some boundaries or walls coming down in communications somehow as well today. Certainly, there is a lot of compassion available with the Moon in comfy Cancer linking up to unconditionally loving Neptune. For some, this could be a case of compassionately asserted boundaries. If someone crosses a line, sometimes turning the other cheek or simply saying nothing is all that’s required. Later, the Moon squares Mars, which adds a bit more bite to dynamics, and can see more assertiveness and action. This can see plenty of energy to channel into activities, which is probably the best use of this energy, because there’s some pretty intense configurations here, but Neptune keeps a lid on it and works to dissolve and release whatever isn’t working. There may be some sensitivities to watch for in communications. The Moon goes on to oppose Saturn, which can see a seriousness and emotional detachment take hold. People need a lot of room to grow, self actualize, and push a large boulder up a hill under these configurations, so if you’re looking to others to emotionally fulfill or “complete” you, you’re bound to be disappointed.  However, with Juno, the relationship asteroid in freedom loving Sagittarius in sextile to Saturn and Jupiter in unorthodox weirdo Aquarius, there can be interpersonal harmony found with likeminded weirdos who share the same focus, work ethic, values, and vision, without cramping your style, or you theirs. We can be very drawn towards interactions that make us feel free to be who we are, and don’t try to limit us, dampen our enthusiasm, optimism, childlike curiosity and spirit, or put us into a box. Love people simply for who they are and you should have an easier go of things. There can definitely be a push or pressure to communicate or perhaps some stuffed down emotions under these maths, but simultaneously, a lot of inhibitions around doing so, although Neptune might allow for some leakages or gentle hints. There may be a craving for closeness or connection in some way that competes with the need to push a large boulder up a hill and other more independent initiatives. But there is definitely a rich emotional landscape from which to draw energy, motivation and inspiration from. Tomorrow can see yet another “push” of the boulder up the hill. 


THURS DEC 31.

This morning begins with the Moon in the final degrees of emo Cancer, squaring up to Mars, opposing Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn, and by 10 AM PST, is at 29 degrees, forming a trine to Chiron in Aries and Juno in Sagittarius. As I type this, the album “Wonderful Rainbow” by Lightning Bolt is playing. It’s yet to be seen what significance this may have, if any, because I’m writing this on Friday Dec 25th of 2020. Math wise, this speaks to interpersonal turning points, and yes, perhaps a rainbow after a storm for some. The Moon heads into playful Leo around 11 AM PST. As it enters Leo, it holds it’s square to Mars, it’s oppositions to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, and throws in a square to Uranus in Taurus. So this looks exciting and things are set to get pretty interesting this weekend for sure. I mean, it’s New Year, so people are bound to get pretty wild. Some people can feel a pronounced “aloneness” with the lunar/Saturn opposition, an “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” type of vibe, and they can seek to shake things up somehow and do something about it, maybe doing something unusual, random, getting a wild hair up their ass at the New year. Others can be happy about their independence and seek to enjoy it even more, perhaps making a break for freedom to find something interesting to get into. In either case, with the lunar trines to both Chiron and Juno, the relationship asteroid, it’s possible others play a role in bolstering our feelings of fun, courage, faith, adventurousness, self belief, and there can be some healing interpersonal meetings that positively shake things up in a refreshing way. A lunar square to Uranus means expect the unexpected. There can definitely be some shocks or some “outside of the box” happenings. Venus square to Neptune now can mean relationships have a certain longing, uncertainty or confusion to them, but positively, this can assist people into a more spiritual type of love, where forgiveness and acceptance of the way things and people are can come into focus. I don’t know about anybody else, but the type of love that Osho ( a Sun sign Sagittarius) always spoke about is the only kind I know or practice. Reading some of his many words on the matter might be helpful to people who might be struggling with the Venus/Neptune square. Positively, where some people might be experiencing a sort of dissolution, impossibility, or letting go in certain dynamics, equally, there are other dynamics that can be sprouting up and keeping our eyes on the horizon and looking forward. Have faith that anything and anyone meant for you will come to you, and have the self love to seek and enjoy the happiness of what is possible in the here and now. 


THE WEEKEND:


FRI JAN 1 -JAN 3 2021.


Happy New Year! It certainly begins on a note of celebration with the Moon in gregarious Leo, although there may be some constraints (Moon/Saturn opposition), there is still much to be enjoyed. The lunar trines to Chiron and Juno stand out to me and could see some highly unusual connections forming that can be healing as well as consciousness or horizon expanding. The Sun in Capricorn trine to Uranus now can see a broad focus on our goals and ambitions, across the board, and revitalizing them, as well as connecting with likeminded others who share them or can assist in achieving them. The Moon in showy Leo squaring Uranus now can make going after our goals into a party. We might be single minded and determined about what we want to actualize and whatever our personal “boulder up the hill” is, but it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, we can feel really passionate, enthusiastic and excited about whatever our goals are right now. Noon PST see’s the Moon trine nicely with Venus in Sagittarius, and this can see some really pleasing interactions or exchanges. People can be a joy to be around, warm and generous. There can be some unexpected but happy moments this Friday. Enjoy them, because Saturday looks even better. Saturday Jan 2 see’s the Moon in Leo trine Venus and Mars. Hell yes. I don’t what this is going to be but it looks sweeeeeet! With Venus also trine to Mars in Aries, (who has been pushing a boulder up a hill forever now), it looks like this Saturday, Mars gets a little (unexpected) reward. Mars also conjoins Uranus in Taurus today, getting ready to move in to this Venus ruled sign next week. This has been the planet of passion’s final full week in the sign of Aries, so perhaps it’s due time for a cookie. The boulder is heavy, and pushing is hard, and for Mars in Aries, so is patience. Something pretty significant can shift today that gives us an intimation of the radical (and delicious) Mars in Taurus cycle. Mars is breaking free from something today, once and for all, and taking something for himself, some long desired cookie or something, to mark this passage. This can see some really unexpected but awesome interpersonal exchanges that can be really uplifting, pleasant, passionate, motivating, and positive. The Moon, overseeing Venus and Mars in a warm embrace, and blessing their union. Beautiful. This is love, my dudes. There’s nothing not to love about these aspects. Early evening see’s the Moon head into detail and improvement oriented Virgo and throws in a trine to Uranus, to add even more surprises. It looks like something (or someone) has given us fuel. Fuel to not only finish pushing the boulder up the hill, -but to chisel a statue out of it when we finally get it there. There can be a lot of nervous excitement here, as the Moon in the Mercury ruled Virgo trines Uranus, the nervous system is very impacted. With so many surprising changes unfolding, staying grounded will be important. Sunday Jan 3 see’s the Moon trine the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, while opposing Neptune. It’s clear that we’ve broken some sort of new ground here, and the lunar opposition to hazy Neptune could have us a bit anxious about it even if we feel over the moon about it. Nonetheless, the mind, will and feelings-and later, when Pluto joins in, the instincts- are all aligned. Mercury also makes a square to Mars in 28 degrees Aries, marking major turning points in communications from now and in the days ahead. Huge shifts. Positive ones, possibly worth calling your mom about. The boulder is almost to the top of that MF hill.







Friday, December 18, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 21-27 2020.



MON DEC 21.

The Sun enters Capricorn today, to join Mercury, which entered the realm of the stoic and determined Goat on Sunday. This sets the stage for a more goal and achievement oriented cycle where it's all about the hustle and the drive to succeed and reach new peaks. We welcome the Winter Solstice with the perfection of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, where we are presented with both (perhaps unprecedented) opportunities, and the challenge of rising to meet them. The morning begins with the moon in the late degrees of Pisces, heading towards Aries.  This morning see’s the Moon form sextile to Saturn and Jupiter, now freshly in Aquarius. These configurations symbolize a release of old chapters and a commitment to forward momentum. After a dreamy, reflective, restful and imaginative weekend with the Moon in Pisces, and mutable signs emphasized, the first portion of the day can find us getting our footing and preparing for new initiatives. So this can see the morning half of today still in “visualizing” mode before a hike up a mountain. The Moon enters assertive Aries at 2:32 PM PST, which can see a more decisive, action oriented energy take hold. Here, the Moon forms a square to the Sun and Mercury in grounded, earthy Capricorn, a trine to Venus in Sagittarius, sextile to Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, and a conjunction to Chiron. There is a definite determination and enthusiasm here, and the emphasis is on the future. New initiatives, new connections, and things that broaden our scope. It’s an adventurous and pioneering energy, and the lunar squares to the Sun and Mercury can see an energy that is ready to hunker down and get down to business. We can be preparing to open new doors here, and enter uncharted territory on several levels. It’s interesting to note that Juno, the relationship asteroid is also now in Sagittarius, and the Moon forms a trine to Juno as well. All of these configurations highlight significant turning points with others, and it’s an expansive, adventurous, and optimistic energy. With the Sun and Mercury now in trine to Uranus in Taurus, changes that may have been planned for and thought about during Saturn and Jupiters treck through Capricorn can begin to be a focal point, and certain restrictive energies are no longer preventing or inhibiting their application. There’s a sort of liberation process underway here. Interpersonally this can feel very exciting, though with the Moon in Aries squaring the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, we may be keeping our enthusiasm about certain things or people somewhat stuffed down or could feel a bit inhibited or indecisive about expressing it in full force. But it’s definitely there. There could be a lot to communicate. There’s a boundless curiosity, motivation and enthusiasm to these configurations, but the planets in Capricorn know that anything worthwhile requires work, patience, effort, consistency, realism, and discipline. But it’s very easy to see and feel all the potential available, and things look very promising, even under the realistic scrutiny of Mercury in Capricorn. 


TUES DEC 22.

This morning see’s the Moon in motivated Aries conjunct Chiron, square Mercury, and trine Venus in Sagittarius. There could be communication thresholds to cross interpersonally, and this could take some courage. Something about these configurations suggest dipping our toes in new terrain communication wise and interpersonally and it can feel exciting and intimidating at the same time. It looks positive, and things can really open up. Horizons can be expanded through interactions with others. The dominating configurations for the majority of the day is the lunar trine to Venus, which is joined early evening by a lunar conjunction to Mars. This is a passionate, exciting and rather playful energy that can definitely see people motivated to enjoy themselves through their connections with others and in general. Much of what is happening now is very new and expansive, and outside what has been normal for us. There can be an impulsiveness to this energy, but also more bravery and courage than normal. Definitely a lot of fun and passionate vibes. The Sun and Mercury in Capricorn trine Uranus are shaking things up, and there is a lot about whatever is transpiring now that has been a long time coming, due to intentions set back when Saturn entered Capricorn, followed by Jupiter. Saturn and Jupiter leave gifts by the door when they leave, so we can begin to experience a sort of “harvest period” for the inner and outer work we have done on ourselves and our lives. Venus in trine to Chiron now can bring in some very healing and mutually beneficial interactions that can uplift and motivate us, however the Sun and Mercury in square to Chiron suggests that there are a lot of communication inhibitions to work through, and it could be important not to make assumptions based on previous wounds or insecurities (Chiron.) All in all, a very pleasing and exciting energy today.


WED DEC 23.

This morning begins with the Moon in Aries conjunct Mars and square Pluto, which can see a lot of energy and intensity build over the day. As the day progresses, a lunar sesquisquare to Venus in Sagittarius forms, along with lunar squares to Saturn and Jupiter, and a trine to the Sun in Capricorn in late afternoon. Over the course of the day this can see certain submerged energies come to light, perhaps interpersonally, as well as the potential for certain milestones being reached in general. There is a definite *intensity* to these configurations, and a lot can be going on in general and under the surface. Major changes and transformations, and new thresholds are being penetrated. Communications can play a role, or are about to- and it’s possible new alliances are in the process of unfolding and being cemented via being taken into certain confidences, or simply more involved and revealing conversations. These configurations show a lot of submerged, buried, or suppressed energy wanting to come to light, and can speak of a process of bringing certain people “into the fold” or of deepening certain talks or alliances. This can be a high energy, action packed day, that can see the mind, passions, and emotions somewhat heavily fixated or compulsively pulled in towards something or someone. As the Moon heads into the later degrees of Aries it trines Mercury in Capricorn and conjoins Uranus, intimating at a sort or liberating energy that cements situations and dynamics in a new direction that’s perhaps been thought about a long time. This can open up the channels of communications and get conversations and collaborations going that can be surprising, exciting, revealing, and motivating. Tomorrow will really see this emphasized when the Moon heads into slow, sensual, earthy “show me the money” Taurus. Huge changes and personal/interpersonal revolutions are happening.


THURS DEC 24.

Today see’s the Moon in tactile Taurus, conjunct Uranus, trine the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, and square Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. There is nothing “normal” about this day, but it gives us some impressions of the changes coming down the pike. There can be some very revealing communications highlighted today, and there’s something new and exciting about whatever is going on and being thought about or shared. Whatever it is, it’s cementing things in a new direction, and with the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn there’s something serious or long term about it all. Again, much of this has been a long time coming. There’s definitely something liberating about these configurations, and there’s a lot of innovative and surprising energy in the atmosphere. There can even be some shocks, but it looks to be of a largely positive or benign variety. In either case, it looks like certain communication channels are opening up, and whatever felt repressed, constrained or inhibited while Saturn was in Capricorn, can now begin to shake itself loose and unleash itself. This can also see a lot of surprising insights, emotionally and otherwise, and there can be some strokes of creative genius as well. With the Sun in Mercury in Capricorn squaring Chiron, there can be some insecurity, vulnerability, self doubt, or inhibitions to work through, but we learn by doing. Life is about taking calculated risks, and also being willing to fall down on your face sometimes, get back up, and try again.  Today can see a wild hair in our butt twitch around communications, or even money or commerce, and other Venus ruled things (Moon in Taurus). It’s a fun, liberating and experimental energy we’ve perhaps been sitting on for a long time, that say’s “Fuck it.” There's a lot of variety, and a certain erratic, shock rock nature to the day. Certain cats are let out of certain bags, or certain experimental initiatives are taken, and this get’s the weekend off to a very interesting start.


THE WEEKEND.


FRI DEC 25-SUN DEC 27 2020

Friday see’s the Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune and trine Pluto in Capricorn. This can be a pleasantly reflective energy, perhaps reflecting on all the positive transformations underway after yesterday’s surprising exchanges, thoughts, or communications. It’s possible also that some people can feel a certain relief after having got something off their chest or opening up a channel of communication in which to do so. In either case, things are transforming very nicely, and the lunar sextile to Neptune can provide an idyllic and restful period to dream. There can be some intense but pleasant feelings available under these configurations, as if a new portal has been opened in which we have full permission to dive into and enjoy. Some quietly powerful but highly potent energies that can see the imagination and the senses highly stimulated. Saturday the 26 begins with the Moon in late Taurus, forming trines to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and it’s clear we’ve reached some new threshold or breakthrough. Something or someone has definitely made an impact, and this can see some major positive shifts occurring. There’s a lot of generosity in today’s mathscape, and things going on now can make a lasting impression on us or have a significant impact in some way. New foundations are being laid down, emotionally, socially, interpersonally, commercially, literally, or all of the above. The Moon enters multitasking and communicative Gemini at 3:33 PM PST, and this can see even more communications, and perhaps some pleasant things going on in the local environment, neighborhood, or with short distance excursions. The Moon in Gemini sextile’s Chiron in Aries, and this helps take the edge off of any communication inhibitions generated by the Sun’s square to the wounded healer, which Mercury has now relented on. We can feel pleasantly encouraged to just be our weird selves and challenge any inhibitions we’ve felt around communications. It’s possible we’ve realized certain fears, insecurities, inhibitions, or walls we’ve had up, were unfounded,- and we might wonder why we didn’t reach this conclusion sooner. Sunday the 27 can see a slight hangover commence, with the Moon in Gemini opposite Venus in Sagittarius and square Neptune. There can be some minor conflict between our own needs and those of others at the moment, and there’s a slight social awkwardness. We could be highly sensitive to the environment and perhaps overthinking things a bit too much. The Moon/Neptune square can see some nervousness, confusion, or vague fears. It’s also possible there’s certain others who may be less than happy, or perhaps moody. The energy in general can be a bit nervous, moody, sensitive, with the potential for some heightened feelings. Anytime we do or try anything new, enter new territory or challenge our inhibitions in any way, this often results in a period of second guessing ourselves or overthinking things. Don’t dwell in any momentary lapses of confidence, or “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s”. Conversely, it could be certain others who are less than happy with whatever you’re doing. Offer compassion, but don’t let other people’s hangups hold you back or take you off of the new path you’re forging for yourself. 


Saturday, December 12, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 14-20 2020




MON DEC 14.

Today begins with a potent New Moon Solar eclipse at 8:17 AM PST, in 23 degrees of Sagittarius. While the second decan of Sagittarius speaks of courage, resilience, determination, and tenacity in the face of contrary forces, and obstacles against the will, the 3rd decan, where this eclipse will take place, represents a completion, as well as a necessary sacrifice or separation that needs to be made in order to achieve the will. This decan of Sagittarius is ruled by the 10 of wands in the Rider Waite tarot, a card that illustrates the difficulties one must endure to complete an act of will. This card merges the sweet tastes of triumph, satisfaction, and victory over obstacles, adversaries, and contrary forces, with the more rooty, salty and bitter tastes of sweat, exhaustion, and sacrifice. The will is very strong here, and with the Moon conjunct the Sun and Mercury, and trine Mars, the mind, feelings, passions, and the will are aligned with intention, and have confronted all obstacles of resistance or impediments to the execution of the will, and now comes the last round of the marathon, where the necessary sacrifices are made to reach the summit. This “sacrifice” is embodied by the solar and lunar squares to Neptune. This, combined with the eclipse in the final decan of Sagittarius can see a secretly somber tone, even in the face of imminent victory. Something is being released here but what is being gained in exchange for this sacrifice is an authentic alignment of the spiritual will, far greater freedom, joy, expansion, and an upgrade in consciousness, feeling, vibration, passion, and motivation for growth and achievement. But first, something or someone must be let go of, and a lunar sesquisquare to Uranus suggests that although challenging to a certain degree, a release of control ultimately liberates the will to come more into alignment with it’s destiny. For some, this can be a release of outworn emotional patterns, for others, outworn attachments or patterns of relating to self and others that are limiting growth and deeper levels of fulfillment, achievement, joy, optimism, and abundance on a soul level. With Venus in Scorpio having put us in touch with the underbellies of our instinctual natures and authentic passions and desires via a highly experimental and exploratory process that was facilitated by her opposition to unorthodox Uranus, she moves into adventurous Sagittarius tomorrow to more fully embark upon this new terrain. This being said, this eclipse could most certainly have an interpersonal element, and the transformations taking place in this realm can have a huge impact on our consciousness, development, and vibrational alignment. The Moon enters stoic and sober Capricorn at 7:35 PM PST, squaring Chiron in Aries, and forming a trine to Uranus in Taurus. Structural changes going on interpersonally and emotionally can be very exciting on the one hand, but can also have some people feeling vulnerable, exposed, or a bit raw. The Moon in Capricorn trine to Uranus speaks of the need to lay down some emotional boundaries in order to break with a status quo pattern and pursue fresh and enlivening directions that will represent the building blocks of new emotional foundations. This is going to be quite a download and psychic/emotional growth spurt.


TUES DEC 15.

This morning see’s the Moon in serious Capricorn trine Uranus and square Chiron, while Venus enters adventurous, gregarious, growth and learning oriented Sagittarius at 8:21 AM PST, in trine to Chiron in Aries, (which stations direct today), while still sextile to Saturn and Jupiter. This energy can best be described as an energetic disentanglement process on the one hand, and a sort of break for freedom to choose an interpersonal and/or financial path that takes us in a direction that is more in alignment with our authentic desires, growth, healing, development, -and our souls desire to more fully self actualize. It's a very "visceral" download and "upgrades" to assimilate, with some very "physical" components. Powerful manifestation energy for sure. It's as if the universe is making sure everyone is in vibrational alignment with the gifts that Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn are leaving at the door for them before they change signs. Chiron stationing direct opens a more clear channel for healing, and can assist with bringing us back into the present, making it easier to see defense mechanisms, insecurities, unhealed wounds, and emotional coping strategies that have outworn their usefulness, and have become forms of self sabotage that interfere with our healing, growth, and capacity for courage and self belief. The Sun, Mercury, and Mars have been aligning the will in this healing direction for a while now, and now Venus, the planet of love, relationships, money, values, beauty, creativity and pleasure joins the bogus journey. The afternoon see’s the lunar/Chiron tensions relent, which can take the edge off of the more vulnerable feelings that can tend to accompany an increased requirement for courage and faith in ourselves and in life. Early evening see’s the Moon in Capricorn make a semi square to Venus freshly in Sagittarius, a square to Mars in Aries, a sextile to Neptune in Pisces, and a conjunction to Pluto. This can see an increased resolve and push in a new direction, a compassionate or cathartic release, implicit understanding, or a softening of boundaries, with a compassionate affirmation of them elsewhere. The nitty gritty of yet another phase of an ongoing transformation process is underway, and each Capricorn lunation marks another “push” up the mountain. Tomorrow looks set to be an intense, driven and focused day, so the evening hours of tonight are ideal for planning, reflection, envisioning and imagining. This is also good energy for constructive forms of creativity, manifestation, and aligning with our intentions and visions. There can also be some intense discussions or spiritual breakthroughs. 


WED DEC 16.

Today can begin on a focused and determined note, with the Moon squaring Mars, and conjunct Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in disciplined Capricorn. There can be a lot of energy to get things done, and the physical/somatic drives can be strong, although take care to avoid being impatient, crotchety or intolerant. With self control, this energy is a steamroller and can accomplish a lot. With the Sun and Mercury both trine to Mars on top of the lunar/Mars square, there can be a lot of communications, and people trying to talk other people around to their point of view. It’s rather futile however, because under these alignments, people want what they want, have already decided on a course of action, and they’re implementing it. The end. If you find yourself caught up in longwinded discussions where you’re feeling a need to convince others into being ok with you doing whatever it is you have to do, or defend your position or feelings, and it gets you irritated, let your actions do the talking for you and just quietly be about your plan, whatever it is. Conversely, these configurations may just see a whole lot of enthusiasm around putting new ideas or endeavors into motion, but intense discussions are a definite possibility, and people might be navigating subtle or not so subtle conflicts of interests or pressure from multiple angles. This energy doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it's quite a catalyst, -but the Moon in Capricorn is more of a doer than a talker. With the G.O.A.T stellium in full swing, it's out to get RESULTS, (in ALL CAPS) -especially so as Saturn and Jupiter are conjunct at the most urgent, final degree of the stoic sea goat. Around 8:43 PM PST, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter perfect a very intense conjunction all in 29 degrees Capricorn. Pluto is involved in this conjunction too, but not by degree. Perhaps the universe decided that would be a little *too* much power. This occurs while the Moon also makes sextiles to Venus in Sagittarius, and Juno, the relationship asteroid, in 29 degrees Scorpio. Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to note WTF is going on around 8:45 PM PST tonight, because this looks pretty significant, particularly so for relationships with others. The most significant thing this evening however, comes at 9:04 PM PST, when Saturn, planet of mastery, discipline, wisdom and hard knocks, enters humanitarian, free thinking, future oriented, and unorthodox Aquarius. Jupiter will follow suit on Saturday Dec 19. This Grand Conjunction gives us a leg up, kicking off Saturns 2 and a half year journey through Aquarius by handing us an opportunity, -along with the responsibility to truly value and appreciate it for everything that it’s worth.  In the simplest of terms, Saturns sojourn through Aquarius asks that we rise to the challenge of mastering our future. Our individual futures, and our collective future. Some of you are officially kicking off your Saturn return at this time. Congratulations on this right of passage. Saturn in Capricorn has helped us learn more about our relationship to, and definitions of authority, power, time and it’s tested wisdoms. Saturn in Aquarius will help us learn more about our relationship to and definitions of experimentation, justice, freedom, humanitarianism, and rebellion. What IS “normal” anyway? The house in your whole house natal chart that is ruled by Aquarius will be an area that will host a controlled expansion and an experimental process that will have long term implications into the future. As with any planetary shift, Saturn’s will certainly be felt today. At first, because Saturn sticks it’s toes into Aquarius ahead of generous and benevolent Jupiter, it may feel intimidating. But by this weekend, Jupiter will arrive to hold our hand and walk us through the first year of this transit. Tonight, at 10:27 PM PST, the Moon enters Aquarius as well, and these alignments actually signify some profound shifts, individually, collectively, socially, and interpersonally. It’s almost as if a doll house is being shook out and rearranged, as the Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus, sextile Venus in Sagittarius, and Juno in 29 degrees of Scorpio. This can see some pretty radical or experimental shifts or approaches happening socially, interpersonally, and/or financially, at the behest of us following our deepest instincts. Because Juno, the relationship asteroid is in 29 degrees of Scorpio, whatever shifts in alliances are happening now, it was inevitable. There is a fated quality to these configurations that remind me of the words of Marcus Aurelius: “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” In other words, by simply accepting them and allowing them the freedom to be who they are. 


THUR DEC 17.

Today is highlighted by the Moon in unorthodox Aquarius squaring up to Uranus in tactile, money bags Taurus, and this can see people requiring room to maneuver as they adjust to huge changes in their practical realities, values, assets, self worth, their relationship to money, earned income, possessions, and even to their body and physicality. Minor tense aspects from the Moon to the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius suggests an attempt to gain some perspective on the feelings. The Moon in Aquarius has a difficult time trusting the feelings or completely surrendering to them. There may be some outmoded beliefs or judgements that are holding us back or preventing us from fully embracing or surrendering to our own authentic experiences or feelings non judgmentally. Conversely, this can also see us breaking free of limiting circumstances, asserting our freedom, or standing our ground in circumstances or dynamics that are contrary to our true will. This influence doesn’t last, but can see the first portion of the day feel a bit harder to express ourselves, or could see a challenge to find a balance between head and heart, or our true will and that of certain others . Really, there’s just been a lot of change to adapt to all at once, so a chance to gain a higher perspective on “how to drive this thing” could be precisely what’s needed. With some perspective and arm chair philosophizing, and in some cases, declarations of independence from certain constraints, it should be easier to feel at home with the changes that honoring and befriending our deeper instincts has required of us. The lunar square to Uranus can see the emotions a bit up and down, easily excitable, or simply very surprising, new, or unlike anything previously experienced before. Perhaps there’s some highly unusual or unprecedented circumstances, situations, or dynamics going on. This aspect can see a lot of nervous energy, or energy could come in fits and starts, in unstable intervals, or at weirds times. There can be unexpected happenings, even some strokes of unusual genius or insight. It’s possible we could do or try something out of the ordinary for us, or something we aren’t accustomed to, or learning something completely new or foreign to us, in preparation for heading into alien terrain, or terrain that we haven’t visited in a while. This could be literal or figurative. Either way, ch ch ch changes…


THE WEEKEND:


FRI DEC 18-SUN DEC 20.

Friday morning see’s the Moon in experimental Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries which the Sun and Mercury in mind expanding Sagittarius both hold a trine to. The relationship asteroid Juno also enters into adventure seeking Sagittarius this morning at 9:25 AM PST to conjoin Venus, and this can encourage us to follow our curiosity and feel more courage to explore new, uncharted terrain. The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun and Mercury which can put a spotlight on communications, learning, study, broadcasting, and overall exploration. This looks like an active, talkative, and even amusing day that seems to indicate new initiatives, dynamics, projects, situations or environments that could be unlike anything we’ve ever done or experienced before. It’s like we’re entering alien territory, and with Juno and Venus meeting up, this could have an interpersonal/relational or collaborative element. Either way, we could feel supported in whatever we’re embarking on now, no matter how weird or unusual it is. Saturday Dec 19 see’s the Moon in psychically sensitive Pisces conjoining compassionate Neptune can have us feeling things more vividly. Perhaps the rapid fire pace of certain interpersonal, emotional and/or economic/financial changes one after another sees us craving some time out or reflection to explore certain emotions and process certain endings and new beginnings. Eclipse season be like that sometimes. It might not be easy to express or articulate our feelings out loud, but the Moon in Pisces makes us feel less inhibited about exploring new or unusual feelings or experiences privately, in order to embrace a transformation and emotional renewal. Sunday Dec 20th carries on this dreamy, restful, artsy, downtempo vibe, and in the evening, see’s a lunar sextile to Pluto, which can see the emotional states carry a powerful momentum or increase the intensity to which things are felt or perceived, but can also bring us in touch with our own power over circumstances that might feel out of our control, or simply produce highly unusual but impactful experiences, aesthetics, and feelings. Mercury also enters grounded and serious Capricorn today, which precedes the Winter Solstice and the Sun's entrance here tomorrow. Bringing certain dreams down to reality can be a focus through this transition, and this weekend can represent a sort of visualization, preparation and release process. We can be very impressionable to our environment but can also make a very strong impression upon it as well. Very creative, dreamy, and imaginative energy.





Sunday, December 6, 2020

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 7-13 2020




MON DEC 7.

The time between eclipses is usually a bit strange, and this eclipse season has been no exception. Today begins with the Moon in Virgo making a square to the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius, a trine to Uranus in Taurus and an opposition to Neptune in Pisces. This can see an organization process happening for some major changes occurring. There’s a sort of “uplevelling” to this. It can also see people in a rather experimental frame, on the one hand wanting to lunge forward and expand into adventurous new territory, and on the other, wanting things to be perfect and just right. These aspects sort of capture the “feel the fear and do it anyway” mentality, but perhaps there’s something happening that’s got to be cleared up first. We could be sort of indecisive this morning, perhaps around how or whether to approach certain communications, or perhaps this is in regards to travel or some other “adventure into the great unknown.” What’s clear is that there are a lot of unknowns, and the Virgo lunation in square to the Sun and Mercury can be prone to overthinking or worry, there’s minor things to resolve or adjustments to make to get things just right. It also highlights that much of what we are doing is a learn as we go sort of deal. Although Virgo can tend towards perfectionism, it can be worth it to go over details, but not to a point of analysis paralysis. There can be something exciting about whatever we’re embarking on now. The Sagittarius placements can provide an adventurous spirit, humor, optimism, and levity. In the afternoon the Moon in Virgo trines Pluto. With Neptune involved, we can be drawn to what and who is unusual, spiritual, artistic, or elusive, and the lunar trine to Pluto can intensify this and take us into a rabbit hole. Something can have our intense focus. Later, the Moon makes a sextile to Venus in Scorpio and a quincunx to Mars in Aries. This can see some passionate, perhaps nervous tensions and the instinctual energies and drive towards pleasure can be strong, and we might have to slow ourselves down just a little bit, -but it’s a motivating mojo. There is a penetrating curiosity and freak weirdness to these aspects, and a minor lunar aspect to Uranus can see some unexpected feelings, happenings, or experiences.  We can be taking a lot of pleasure in adding new things into our routines and preparing to do something new to us. A lunar trine to Jupiter in the evening as well adds even more adventurousness into the mix and this can see some overall good vibes, good will, emotional generosity and expansiveness closing out the evening. 


TUES DEC. 8.

This morning begins with the Moon in Virgo sextile Juno in Scorpio, trine Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and opposite Neptune. Some huge transformations, upgrades and changes can be happening in our daily life and routines, and we can be quietly supported and encouraged in these transitions and improvements we’re making, even if it might feel like something or someone is missing or there is a vague sense of longing present, or some highly unusual circumstances, there can still be optimism and idealism. The first half of the day can be be focused on handling some final details, planning, and organizing. Around 4 PM PST, the Moon heads into Libra and shifts the focus on to partnerships, collaborations, and cooperations with others,. This see’s the Moon oppose Chiron in Aries, there could be a need to cultivate courage around new initiatives, and there can also be some sensitivities in relation to others. Maintaining a balance between our own goals and initiatives and our need to maintain connections to others can be challenging, because Mars really has everyone doing their own thing.  With the Sun trine Mars in Sagittarius, and a New Moon eclipse happening next Monday in freedom loving Sagittarius, there is definitely a keen enthusiasm to embark on our own personal adventure and expansive initiatives. With lunar trines to Chiron and Pallas standing out this evening, this can put a spotlight on partnerships or the need to make emotional decisions, and this may highlight a need for reflection, strategy, and retreat in order to formulate a plan before taking any leaps of faith. A sort of emotional integration process before the Moon in Libra sextiles Mercury and opposes Mars tomorrow.


WED DEC 9.

Today begins with the Moon in Libra sextile Mercury in Sagittarius and this can see some pleasant or morale boosting communications. We can be seeking out inspiration, creatively, interpersonally and otherwise. With Mercury now squaring Neptune it’s important to make sure we’re seeing things and people clearly as this can be a rather easily deluded aspect where people hear what they want to hear, deny what they don’t want to hear, or things are simply slippery, unclear, and difficult to pin down. Avoid shady deals and read the fine print. There can be the potential for misunderstandings under these Neptune squares, so slowing down and making the extra effort to remain realistic and grounded is key. Using our powers of discrimination through this Mercury/Solar cycle will be important, but it can be great for the imagination, gathering inspiration, and bolstering optimism, idealism and faith levels. Just remember that we need more than just wishful thinking to make things happen and get results in practical reality. Midmorning see’s the Moon oppose Mars in Aries which can see the potential for slight difficulties in communications as the aspect builds over the day. There can be some clashes evident between our own goals and those of others, or just clashes between what we know needs to get done and our own desires interpersonally. It’s a good aspect to use to let off steam via doing something that requires high concentration or even physical effort. With Mars squaring Pluto and the Moon aspecting Mercury and Mars, we can be simultaneously inspired and/or irritated/catalyzed by others. The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun in Sagittarius as well, bringing more focus to people and matters at a distance, other cultures, or who we could learn from in some way. This highlights a “learning as we go” process, and we can be keen to expand our consciousness, world view, skills, and territory. This process can require a fierce independence, and to some extent we may have to cast aside concern with what others will think of that. With Venus in contact with both Neptune and Pluto, deep dreams, aspirations and longings can be awakened (or reawakened), and the Sun trine Mars urges us to go for it. Just make sure you’re seeing things clearly, and don't be in so much of a hurry that you skip over important steps. The Moon in Libra squares Pluto in the evening hours, suggesting a potential for interpersonal intensity. For some there can be connections, interactions, or attractions that you just can’t shake. Venus/Pluto can see some deep or compelling pulls, and with Neptune there, there can be an otherworldly, or spiritual quality that transcends space, time, circumstances, denial, and normal day to day interactions. The lunar/Mars opposition suggests there might even be something slightly frustrating about this. Perhaps in spite of great differences in outlook or even outright disagreement, or simply great distances, cultural or lifestyle disparities, certain bonds, pulls, or attractions remain strong and unwavering. If you’re experiencing something akin to this, usually there’s some kind of spiritual significance to this, some kind of medicine, teaching, or message certain interactions have to impart that can align you more fully with the next phase of your development, or help you to more fully self actualize. Regardless, the Libra lunation highlights connections to others for better or worse, so it’s kind of a “what are you gonna do about it?” sort of vibe. Mars is in independent Aries for the rest of the year, which can see us all very focused on our own goals, which for some can see our own agendas or ambitions kind of competing with or at odds with the interpersonal/relationship realm. The Libra moon also highlights beauty, harmony, creativity, and aesthetics as well, so there can be emphasis on beautification of surroundings or appearances and other Venus ruled endeavors (art, music, etc) under this lunation. Moon opposite Mars can see some tensions or even veiled hostilities, so take care in your delivery if you have to have words with someone or have been stuffing a lot down.


THURS DEC 10.

Today begins with the Moon in Libra opposite Mars, and square Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. This can feel like an intense build up to something, and the energy between others can be thick and barely veiled under the Libra Moon’s diplomatic front. Some people can be preparing to throw a curve ball or a spanner into the works, shaking things up. Afternoon see’s the Moon/Mars opposition relent, leaving the main players Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto running the show. There can be an indulgent atmosphere that’s also curiously focused, controlled, and determined, and we can be driven and intense now. Moon/Pluto suggests there’s a certain fixated quality to the emotions, but the Moon/Saturn contact wants to funnel that into something constructive, and therein lies the challenge. There can also be a “stuck” energy that’s trying to become “unstuck.” In the afternoon, as the the Moon enters the final degrees of Libra, it opposes Uranus, and this can see a growing restlessness, or a desire for change or more freedom, particularly interpersonally, and it can be that people wrestle with various conflicting feelings. Conflicts between heart and mind and the like can see a tipping point. This doesn't need to only play out on the romantic front but can be any relationship, friendship, collaboration, -business or personal. Dealings with others in general. The Moon enters intuitive and instinctual Scorpio around 6 PM PST, and this can see an interesting dive into the emotions, compulsions, and passions, and moods and feelings can be highly changeable and erratic, and we might even have difficulty fully giving into them completely, or conversely there can be some impulsiveness or a compulsivity that drives us to behave out of character. In either case, what we resist persists, and this weekend can demonstrate that resistance is futile, but surrendering to our own authentic needs, feelings and desires that can turn out to be an unexpectedly pleasant experience. With the Sun trine Mars there’s definitely a lot of courage, adventurousness, and energy, and this weekend can get off to a bit of a stir crazy start. 


THE WEEKEND:


DEC 11-13 2020.

Friday see’s the Moon in intense and emo Scorpio opposing Uranus which can see some emotional restlessness that can put people into a highly experimental frame. The Moon goes on to trine Neptune and this can see some boundaries dissolving or certain walls coming down, even just privately as regards to certain needs/desires or feelings we've shelved or kept at bay. Equally, there can also be some interesting mystical experiences or synchronicities. With Venus now also sextile to Jupiter as well as Pluto, it’s possible that certain feelings have only grown in proportion over the week, and the Moon/Neptune connection can create a highly attuned, sensitive, receptive, and non judgmental atmosphere. Friday evening see’s the Moon conjoin Venus, and this can see some really pleasurable and beautiful vibes. This is lovely math, and carries over and expands into Saturday. Saturday see’s the Moon in Scorpio conjunct Venus and Juno, and sextile Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. This can see some really pleasant and beneficial connections, or even just private experiences, and we can feel spiritually, emotionally and materially supported or nourished, even if we keep much to ourselves under the secretive Scorpio Moon. With Mercury and the Sun trine Mars, there can be an emphasis on opening up communications. In the afternoon, the Moon heads into Sagittarius to trine Chiron and there can be more courage to take initiatives in communications and other expansive endeavors that require an adventurous attitude. Saturday looks over all really pleasing. Sunday Dec 13 see’s the Moon in freedom loving Sagittarius trine Chiron, conjoin Mercury, trine Mars, and square Neptune. There can be an emphasis on travel, study, learning, or people at a distance or from different backgrounds for some. Idealism can be high, and we can overlook obstacles and feel the sky is the limit. There can be more courage available to communicate, and we can feel more driven to do so. However, it’s important to use discernment and make sure you’re not misunderstanding something, or overlooking real problems that require a practical and realistic, solution oriented attitude, as opposed to just "ignoring things away," or being stunned like a deer in headlights, as the Neptune squares are particularly active. There can be a lot to take in, and it can be dizzying, serendipitous, and surreal, but with the combination of drive, enthusiasm, courage, optimism, determination, and faith, a lot of really beautiful things can be accomplished when we're able to release and dissolve certain fears and doubts.