MONDAY NOV 30.
This week begins on a poignant note with a Full Moon eclipse in Gemini. The lunar square to imaginative Neptune suggests that certain things are still in an ideas phase, and there can be a lot of speculation, fantasy, and creativity around whatever is unfolding. Minor lunar aspects to Saturn and Jupiter suggest a desire to make dreams a reality in some regard and to actualize something that we perhaps thought about before but had shelved for one reason or another. Mid morning see’s the Moon sextile Mars in Aries which can see the pace of things pick up significantly and there can be motivation to get things moving in a progressive direction. This can see a busy atmosphere with more than one pot on the boil, and more than one thing to pay attention to. With the solar trine to Mars, there is a definite emphasis on expanding our terrain, horizons, learning new skills and graduating to new levels of activity. The lunar eclipse occurs within the wee hours of the AM, 1:30 AM PST. A decided shift and new activity/new cycles will be unfolding in the house Gemini rules in your personal natal chart. The results of this won’t be seen immediately of course, but each one of us is preparing to embark upon a learning journey and make some significant changes within the area that Gemini rules in our chart. This depends upon what your rising sign is in your *whole house natal chart.* Full Moon eclipses usher in an evolution and offer us an opportunity to release emotional patterns, experiences or attachments that have run their course and are no longer serving us. Consider it an opportunity to sort of press the “reset” or “refresh” button. In Gemini, much of this can revolve around communications, as well as how we mentally process our emotions. This can be a time of becoming conscious of our own personal blockages, hang ups, or patterns, and taking decisive initiatives to grow beyond them, release them, learn from them, and evolve. Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, will change signs tomorrow, moving into expansive Sagittarius, Gemini’s opposite sign. This can see communications become much more forthright and people can be more inclined to say what they’re really thinking. Full Moons typically involve the ending of a cycle, a closing of a chapter or door, and the opening of a new one. With the North/South node activated, this can involve the shedding of old beliefs, specifically anything that has prevented us from seeing a different perspective. The Sun in Sagittarius beckons us towards expansion, encourages us to remain open minded, and to view everything and everyone as our teacher. We can be embarking on a major learning curve. The lunar square to Neptune doesn’t have to be sad, debilitating or confusing. This can be a good time to make some resolutions, release attachment to what’s outside of our control, and focus on strengthening our mastery over what is within our control. The Moon in Gemini sextile Mars can see the mind and emotions stimulated and there can be enthusiasm and optimism about the future, even if there are a lot of unknowns.
TUES DEC 1.
This morning begins with a void of course Gemini Moon, and Mercury entering Sagittarius just before noon PST. Mercury here will go on to conjoin the Sun in Sagittarius, and this can see a lot coming to light and being revealed. With Mars also in trine to the Sagittarius luminaries, there can be a strong push towards truth, knowledge, wisdom, learning, and expansion, and an insatiable curiosity. Under the Mercury in Sagittarius cycle, people can definitely shoot from the hip, and be more apt to tell it like it is. This can also see people eager to learn new things or open their minds to something new or foreign to them. We can really enjoy interactions where there is a lot to be learned from them, or there is a teacher/student dynamic, on either or both sides. (It’s always both, we are all always both teacher and student simultaneously.) Optimism can increase under this cycle. With the Moon in Gemini for majority of the day only making a couple of minor aspects, one being a sesquisquare to Venus in Scorpio, this can see our minds on our money but also our relationships. Joint assets, investments and involvements. The Gemini Moon can see the day focused on various comings and goings, thinking, planning and communications, small errands, seeking out information, and the like. At 7:33 PM PST, the Moon enters the more emotionally sensitive realms of Cancer, making a square to Chiron, which can see some feelings of vulnerability or sensitivity arise. With both the Sun and Mercury sextile to Chiron in Aries now, it points to the value of talking it out, as well as taking things in philosophical and open minded stride, and gaining perspective on emotional processes. There’s a lot of growth, optimism, generosity, and expansiveness available in these configurations, and people can be surprisingly receptive if you open up to them.
WED DEC 2.
This morning see’s the Moon in emo Cancer square to Chiron in Aries, trine Venus in Scorpio, and sextile Uranus in Taurus. This can see some surprising or unexpected moments interpersonally and even materially. There can be some shocks, or something or someone can function as a motivating and inspiring catalyst or at least inspire us to continue on the path we are already on. In some cases there can be some butthurt in the atmosphere. Simulataneously, we could receive some gifts or some other sort of blessing or leg up that makes life more beautiful and pleasant. There can be some interesting and pleasant connections and happenings today. The Moon goes on to square Mars in Aries and trine Neptune in Pisces. Moon/mars aspects can sometimes see irritability or “crotchety vibes”, but in the case of the square they can also indicate action and initiative. There's the potential for emotional intensity that can be too much for people that prefer a more self contained and practical focus that emphasizes shared humanity, forward movement, humor and optimism, and minimizes petty squabbles, resentments, corrosive attacks, or emotional extremism. There’s a lot of inspiration available within these configurations, there’s also a lot of compassion, creativity, acceptance, and understanding. Compassionately releasing what's not within your control and what no longer serves you and focus on what is within your control and what best serves your personal growth, inner peace, productivity, and healing, and you can't go far wrong. The emotional impulsiveness of the Moon/Mars square is tempered by the passive and more retiring, introverted trine to Neptune. These configurations can produce an interesting effect of “liquid courage”, even if you don’t drink. There is something disinhibiting about this math that can sort of loosen people up, but can also see a healing and cathartic release. Careful not to emotionally unload on others too much under the Cancer lunation, you could be coming off more overpowering or intense than you realize, although there's quite a forgiving atmosphere, it doesn't negate the potential for there to be some emotional clashes. With the Moon in trine to Venus all day, we can be more in touch with and at home with our deeper instinctual side. We might also be subtly at war with it (Moon square Mars.) Perhaps we want something or someone we feel we shouldn’t, or is somehow out of reach in some way, or we experience others who are pushy, willful or demanding of us and it doesn't sit well. Our own wills could be at odds with others somehow. This intense energy has to go somewhere, even if it’s felt to be pleasant and enjoyable, which is entirely possible. The lunar square to Mars definitely catalyzes action, and one way or another, an intense momentum builds to make huge strides towards transformations. It’s possible that these configurations can prompt us to learn more about what it is that’s motivating us, and/or others. Also possible is an emphasis the art of boundaries and of saying "No." The Moon goes on to oppose Pluto in the late evening hours, bringing the more Plutonic elements of certain dynamics into play. Power dynamics, power, control, and it's abuse, love/hate relationships, obsessions, compulsions, taboos, what is submerged, various fears and desires. There is an understated intensity whenever the Moon enters Cancer and aspects the Capricorn stellium. There are changes and transformations occurring, and this energy can be excellent when funneled into constructive projects. Otherwise, take care to avoid emotionally manipulative people or dynamics as there can be a tendency for people to exhibit or provoke extremes. Give emotional roller coasters a wide berth, as people can have less restraint, impulse control, and tend to go overboard emotionally or in communications. In some cases, this can be positive and cathartic. In others, in can be intense and exhausting. Choose your battles.
THURS DEC 3.
This morning see’s the Moon in Cancer trine Venus and Juno in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces, square Mars in Aries, and opposite Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Something can be stirring interpersonally and or materially, at least in the depths of the unconscious, and in general, some intense situations and transformations are unfolding that can have a fated or deeply impactful, or serendipitous quality. However, the major stars of todays show are the lunar oppositions to the Cap stellium. It’s clear that some pretty major shifts are happening here, and there is a huge emphasis on metamorphosis and transformation. There can be a serious tone to the day, with the possibility for some impatience, challenges, or frustrations. Even if we feel left to our own devices or thrown into a tailspin in a certain sense, or there is a serious or somewhat somber tone to events, there are certain others backing us in our process of transformation or right of passage 100 percent. Even if we’re unaware we are supported, we are definitely supported. There is a sort of tunnel vision about this energy that can see us very emotionally invested in a goal, or very present to a process, with a strong desire to level up or see something through. There can also be some impulsiveness or simply a lot of activity going on. The lunar opposition to Saturn suggests that emotional considerations can be temporarily taking a back seat to practical necessity or long-term goals. It also can suggest that serious and weighty matters are bringing people together and are at the forefront of events, and it might be necessary to slow down. Things can call for patience, fortitude and emotional resilience. The lunar trine to Juno in Scorpio however, suggests that a commitment to bossing up, or exhibiting maturity and stability isn’t lost on everyone, and there can be powerful people quietly cheering us on or lending their support, shoulder, and encouragement, or matching our energy, even unknowingly. It could be that certain milestones are being reached, or are about to be. There can also be a lot of emotional pressure felt under these aspects, and there can be some intense situations going on. In the micro and macro dynamics, the potential for certain parties attempting to use guilt, pressure, shame, withholding, bitterness, resentments, power imbalances, bribes, manipulation, or to otherwise attempt to exert undue, or excessive control or erosion of boundaries or rights of other parties will need careful observation and handling. It's a slippery slope, but there's a lot of powerful energy available that can obviously be used positively as well. Intensity is the keyword, and this can take on many forms. It's also simply possible that something really heavy is going on that requires emotional presence and empathy. In spite of this somewhat intense background energy facilitating drastic breakdowns and breakthroughs, there's some really positive things unfolding, especially if people can rise above petty control issues, and cultivate Agape love, compassion, empathy, and prioritize inner and outer peace and stability amidst great change, along with faith in the process. Fate is at work here in one way or another. Later in the evening hours, the Moon goes on to trine Mercury in Sagittarius, and optimism can be growing, and levity can be brought to weighty or rather intense matters. It’s possible we could receive some good news or a broader perspective over the next few days, some of which can all be quite unexpected. This weekend can see some excitement in the air as positive and healing changes are set into motion. An inner and/or outer adventure can be unfolding and we can be embarking on some kind of journey.
FRI DEC 4-SUN DEC 6.
Friday morning see’s the Moon enter showy, playful, and theatrical Leo, trine the Sun and Mercury in optimistic Sagittarius and Chiron in courageous Aries, while squaring Uranus in Taurus. There can be some “upgrades” to celebrate, perhaps some good news has been received that increases confidence and ushers in some revolutionizing practical changes. There can be a lot of excitement and exuberance under these configurations, and even a lot of healing potential. Communications are definitely highlighted, and it can be easy to build enthusiasm by bouncing creative ideas back and forth. A lot of passion and enthusiasm here, a somewhat celebratory atmosphere in spite of the more somber influence of a lingering lunar opposition to Saturn in late Capricorn until afternoon. Evening see’s the potential for some really healing conversations and people can be more transparent and open with one another. There’s an erratic nature to the day with a lunar square to Uranus, people are definitely flying their freak flags and doing their own things, but the fun they are having or the courage and confidence they are exhibiting can be infectious. Saturday the 5th see’s the Moon in Leo trine the Sun in broadminded Sagittarius and Mars in Aries, while squaring Venus in sensitive Scorpio. There is a lot of passion, drive, motivation, energy, enthusiasm and initiative here, but with the Moon in Leo square Venus and Juno, there is a small potential here for some petty squabbles or personal dramas. The signs involved with this particular aspect can sometimes indicate jealousy, envy, power plays or competition. Equally however, there can also be some recognition coming in, but there can also be some interesting initiatives going on interpersonally or financially. All of the above is possible. Sunday the 6th see’s the Moon enter detail oriented Virgo around noon PST, to square Mercury in Sagittarius and trine Uranus in Taurus. It’s possible some critical communications can come in or be dished out after a highly exuberant, rather playful and expansive weekend that contained the potential for some drama. Conversely, it could be that the details of expansive initiatives are being discussed, planned or thought out. The lunar trine to Uranus suggests a bit of an experiment is underway in regards to new initiatives. These configurations look like the artist critically examining their own work and seeking to make improvements where necessary. Try not to get deflated by your own (or others) criticisms. It takes a lot of courage to create and to put yourself out there in any way, but it’s really easy to be a critic. Next week can see us inching towards entering into uncharted territory either personally, creatively or financially. This will take courage and bravery, but it looks set to be very beneficial and have longterm potential.