In lieu of a new post we’ve got a new page! ‘Zeus, or, What a Man Gotta Do’ addresses the possible meanings of the asteroid in natal work.
For Friday the 15th:
6 PM PST the Taurus Moon sextiles Chiron, offering us some healing energy–or some very useful knowledge. 10 PM PST the Moon trines Pluto, making emotional purging very easy–just try to do it in a positive way. Can be very comforting, getting rid of the dross. Midnight the Moon opposes Saturn and sextiles Mars, suggesting we may find ourselves lacking in emotional restraint, and acting on our impulses. If that previous emotional housecleaning went well, the witching hour could find us taking action on something long delayed, put off, or denied–and it sure will feel good. If we resisted letting go of ‘old’, outdated emotional views and reactions, we may act in a way that’s simply contrary to our usual discipline–with poor or mixed results.
For the 16th:
10 AM PST the Moon sextiles Mercury, opening the emotional spigot and spilling all that we have to communicate. Take necessary pre-cautions should you find yourself in inhospitable territory. 2 PM the Moon squares Venus, bringing sudden confrontation in relationship, financial worries, or some distinct discomfort. Addressing the problem with the intellect (Aquarius), rather than through material perceptions (Taurus) is likely the answer.6 PM PST the Moon conjuncts the South Node and semi-sextiles Ceres. Nostalgia and a trip down memory lane may end up empowering us, as we review the role authorities used to play, the way Mom used to be in charge, or the way we used to have to negotiate for what now we can just take when we want it.
For the 17th:
Noon Pacific time the Moon makes her final aspect in Taurus, a T-square to the Sun-Earth axis; all are at 29 degrees. Tension may be what we’re breathing and eating at this point. Again, don’t let emotions push you into life or circumstance changes you don’t want–we’re certainly in no position to judge ‘new moves’ today.
Void begins at 12:31 PM PST; the Moon enters Gemini at 1:50 PM PST.
And on the 18th:
February 18th is an active and somewhat difficult day. It may feel as if the atmosphere is shifting, and it is, as the Sun enters Pisces and the Earth enters Virgo; this change highlights discrepancies between our life direction and our ambitions, goals, and desires (Sun sesquiquadrate Zeus). We also have Venus square the Nodal axis, stressing relationships and/ or finances. DO NOT PANIC. View it all as simply informational; NOTHING needs to change at this moment–but if it does, those in authority give needed assistance (Venus trine Ceres).
From the article ‘Saturn Retro, Relief and Personal Review':
We may actually perceive this retro of the Old Man as a relief; Saturn turns around on the 18th at 9:02 AM PST at 11 Scorpio 31, and the result might be a lifting of the ‘rip-tide effect': contradictions drop away, with all info/ circumstances ‘flowing’ in one direction (or that things are subtly withdrawn or shut down), OR we see the sublimation of everything, and find ourselves with a sense that there are no restrictions or withdrawals, but also with no ‘real’ material with which to deal, argue with, or grab on to–and this latter condition might include some roiling emotions (Scorpio).
From the article ‘What’s Your Unicorn? Finding Energy Wasters in the Chart and the Life':
Unicorn status isn’t for those things we can work toward and achieve; we reserve this fantastical designation for those things that we are more invested in idealizing and identifying through than actually attaining. What’s distinctive about a unicorn is the way in which we don’t, in any significant sense, try to make this ideal a reality, and yet we may spend a great deal of time talking and thinking about it, fantasizing about it, and letting others know that we have a personal connection to it, and so using it as a personal identifier. We may tell everyone that we hope to catch our unicorn one day–but what makes it a unicorn is the way we make sure we will never make significant steps to capture it and ‘make it real’.
This is just a sampling from the current issue of ECLIPSE—order to see it all! No more posting for a bit after this weekend sampler, so to get the entire, detailed aspect and Lunar forecast, get the mag! Or have the forecast material sent directly to you daily, a day ahead! Also featured this week is an article on the asteroid Zeus in aspect to other chart energies, and what that means. And have an excellent weekend, and coming week!
Friday evening and Saturday for West Coasters looks like a time of rest and recovery, with a Pisces Moon through to the 11 PM hour PDT on Saturday making escape, imagination, and a sense of ease and Oneness with the Universe smoothly attained. Particularly on Friday evening, with the Moon’s trine to Venus, socializing should go very well. It’s a date night when fantasy, fun, and good feeling abound. Enjoy it! but moderate your liquids and other Piscean possibilities, as Jupiter, ancient ruler of Pisces, is in the 29th degree, urging us to overdo in every department, including our reactions and social interactions, our reaching out and the impulse to ‘educate'; with this influence, stay centered and concentrate on experiencing the moment–leave potential output for later.
Look for 10:48 PM PDT on the 5th when the Moon meets Jupiter in that 29th degree–bam! Then the Moon pops into Aries and at 11:18 PM Luna unites with Uranus exactly–and there is a shock, surprise, revelation, or rebellion in store–be on alert. This is followed at 11:28 PM PDT Saturday by Jupiter’s entry to the Aries Point, and the shift is likely to be significant. Aside from the potential for incredible shake-ups with this event cycle, there are the larger implications of Jupiter in Aries, setting our social attention and energy on the individual. I’m anticipating lots of individual initiative, people finding their feet and taking off, but I also sense that the social arena may be more than a little dog eat dog. More on Jupiter meets Uranus here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/new-eclipse-spring-2010/
Have you seen this new dating service, ‘Zoosk,’ being advertised on television? I was walking through the room and heard the name, and had to turn around–were they saying ‘Zeus’? And if so, did they know what they were implying? I thought choosing a sound-alike name was a bit ominious; Zeus was not just the supreme Olympian, he was horrifyingly Self-indulgent, to the point of thoughtlessly imposing his Will (particularly his sexual interest) on others. Zeus was unfaithful and deceptive in his marital relationship, and was, in fact, a rapist. Is that what you want to date, ladies? I thought not. Read a lot more about Zeus the god and his namesake asteroid here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/
The daily forecasts will probably be abbreviated for a while, as I’m trying to wrap up the Juno book, do client work, and produce the next issue of ECLIPSE. I hope you’ll all give the magazine a try; the latest issue has 50 pages of information, material on astrology in practice and theory, and forecasts for the current astro outlook, and any of you who’ve read it, your comments, thumbs up or down, or any suggestions are very welcome–let others know if it’s worth it! http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/new-eclipse-spring-2010/ Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!
Today’s Link: This is a resonant post that acts almost as a meditation http://dreamorpheus.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/scarab-vs-spider/
The trine that will be in place between Venus and Zeus through the 6th of May is a good place to start today. Both are in Air, and both have a big stake in coming across well to the opposite sex (or to the sex in which they’re interested!) Venus, of course, is anima oriented, and Zeus is animus aligned, and this means that the way one will approach this aspect interaction will be keyed to one’s own primary viewpoint. Now, what does it promise?
A trine is ‘easy,’ meaning the two energies will co-operate without any effort; in this case, the woman, beauty, assets, earnings, what’s of worth, envy, jealousy, greed, luxuries, what’s reproductively oriented, the cost of what we want, will be caught up with the man, the ambitions, the Will, the lust, the desire, the wound of the ‘lost’ father, what one wants without regard to cost, and this interaction could be the start of any number of ‘new’ concepts, ideas, mental outlooks, relationships, or other connections (Air, networker Gemini + partnership/ relationship Libra).
I guess I’m saying: watch out what gets going, starting about two days ago, right through the 6th, as the spark of contact may create something larger than the two parts from which it begins. We could see a lot of babies conceived, passionate acts perpetrated, lusts exposed, and episodes of falling in love, with any variety of person, thing, or goal. Earth and Pallas are exactly conjunct; if we can stay tuned to the material reality, aware of the actual circumstances of our lives, we won’t be swept into something inextricable by the romance (Venus) and lust (Zeus) of the influencing aspect. Uranus is in the 29th degree of Pisces, pushing us in the most nebulous way to express our most unique qualities, and the pressure to act up, show off, or make a splash will squeeze the subconscious and perhaps propel us forward when at another time we might be content to sit back and let events take their course without such strenuous, even desperate, input.
This is one of the most important influences imo for the coming few days, and each of us should consider how this influence might work itself into our lives. Be prepared: we could be setting up a situation where we receive rewards for going after what we want, where we create something new and bigger than the current elements might imply on their own, where the cost for our ambitions or lusts is not taken into account, and/ or where we change irrevocably our relationship to something or someone else, and the influence of what happens right now could stretch far into the future. Good luck everyone!
Once again, I’d like to express my gratitude to those who are supporting the new issue of ECLIPSE. All who purchase the Spring issue are invited to contact me at email@example.com with their birth data (one person only; you can submit info for a friend or relative instead of yourself if you choose) and a few salient details (are you a mother? an artist? do you work with or have a special connection to nature? have allergies or digestive ailments? are power relationships a ‘big deal’ in your life? do you negotiate successfully within your life, or do you tend to negotiate away power or responsibility?) and I’ll provide a personal portrait of Ceres at work in your natal chart. This will likely be comprised of a few paragraphs discussing its placement, its relationship to other placements, and the possible role her energy plays in your life, the positives and pitfalls. If you’d prefer, you may instead choose Zeus (star of the first issue, and a better fit for most male readers). Thank you for all your support!
Today’s Link: immodestly, I list the new issue of ECLIPSE! Features useful forecasts for the coming three months, material on the Sun as a core identity indicator, synastry in action, Earth as our material purpose, Ceres, and much more! What are you waiting for? Only $2.95! http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/new-eclipse-spring-2010/
Or we could say ‘Universal Mandate,’ like it’s health care (!) but whatever we call it, it may underlie more transitory aspects and add a feeling both fated and stressful–a perfect combination if we’re sailing along, unconscious, to make us act out in some pretty primal, down ‘n dirty ways–so watch for this, as you’re likely to encounter it at least once or twice along the way (I know you, gentle reader, aren’t acting unconsciously–you wouldn’t be here if you were!) The Finger of God of which we speak can be used by the aware to channel reactionary energies into constructive action. Apex Saturn with a base of Mercury conjunct Venus sextile Chiron speaks to actualizing values and some of our most unique and personal talents in service of accomplishment, particularly accomplishment that involves aesthetics and/ or partnership/ relationships. It all may feel precipitous, like we’re just starting out (the 00 placements of Saturn and Mercury) and the wound may compete with those already mentioned talents for use of the energy (Chiron at 29 degrees) but it’s our job to funnel the energies in useful ways–and we can get started, just as soon as the Moon enters Sagittarius (9:52 AM PDT).
We’ve discussed the Moon’s immediate reaction upon changing signs in yesterday’s entry; after that, the day is dominated by the Finger and a couple of other aspects: Venus trine Ceres, and the Earth conjunct Zeus. The former contact brings power to all things Venusian, making us able to achieve in Art, in expressing values, and in expressing love, but here’s where we also must take care, as Ceres can urge us to intrude on the province of others (see my in-depth article in the upcoming spring issue of ‘ECLIPSE’). The latter contact, of Earth and Zeus, simply magnifies material concerns and the materialization of the products of Will and ambition–so expect a big push forward, especially from those who are instituting ‘Big Plans.’ This suggests that any who are acting unconsciously may actually be a bit dangerous, as their need to make their own wants and goals happen may override every other consideration–just make sure you aren’t one of them!
Get your April forecast, and lots of other astro info, with a focus on the asteroid Zeus and a useful guide to House interceptions, here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/ Read an excerpt from the upcoming Spring issue here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/new-eclipse-spring-2010/
Today’s Link: More on the Yod by the excellent Jude Cowell http://2hrsyulnvrgetbck.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-2-2010-yod-patterns-for-desperate.html and, informative and interesting! http://ibizaastrologer.wordpress.com/ Also an eloquent explanation on Void of Course Moon standards by Christine N. Davis http://askchristine.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/the-other-kind-of-void-of-course-moon/
And have a great day!
The start of the day, at least for West Coasters, sees the Moon mid-Scorpio, ready to sextile the North Node, then trine Jupiter; that’s offering a surge of energy buoyed by emotion–we can get a lot done, whether we’re inspired or acting out of a need to uncover, find out, push forward that can reach dysfunctional proportions. We shouldn’t thumb our noses at the ‘whys’ behind our actions, though, as the result is the same whether we’re aware of our motivations or not: massive amounts of work well done, a strong sense of having accomplished, and a solid chance to alleviate any guilt we may be carrying (a Scorpio Moon can see us make the most of what we might otherwise consider negative). This influence lasts well into afternoon PDT–use it!
By 4 PM PDT the Moon comes into range of opposing Juno and Sedna, and conjuncting Pallas, and this effect lasts until about 9 PM. The influence is one we literally can’t discern, but that is active nonetheless. The general thrust is that our emotions will offer wise guidance; follow them and we can’t go wrong. The challenge is that we may not know how we feel! The problem will be one of empowerment; we may not recognize what may be empowering to us, may not see the ways others are empowered and how that affects us, and we may come up short as we fail to realize that we are being driven to find a path that makes us feel empowered–and this latter can lead us in the wrong direction, as we seek to feel powerful no matter what; we may also be prone to project problems and the ability to make a difference onto the partner. What we need to recognize is that everyone within the situation is being driven by the same thing, the need to feel they are in charge of their own choices, to be respected, and to feel effective within the scenario presented. Keeping this in mind will help make the energies more conscious and will help us understand what’s behind our own and others’ choices–and that means we can head off trouble at the pass.
Empowerment issues will only be muddled by today’s perfection of the Earth/ Zeus conjunction, which blends the material and the ambitions and Will into one indistinguishable mass. We may invest the physical, possessions, and getting our way with far too much importance, and could easily confuse changes to the material situation with an assault on ourselves. Take a step back from material changes before reacting; the Scorp Moon could easily attach hidden emotional upset about other things to this situation, so remain aware of the possibilities.
By 4 AM on the 2nd the Scorpio Moon is within orb of a square to Neptune and a trine to Uranus, suggesting that, though we can draw deep to make the original move, to create, to educate, we must discern upon what our inspiration is based: ideals, imagination, or delusion? Knowing the difference can make the square of the Moon to Chiron that follows (around 8 AM PDT) a celebration of skills brought forward, rather than a recoiling from hurt over pursuing a mirage. At 29 degrees Chiron is, on the one hand, not fooling around; on the other, though, it can feel like the energy is really doing a number on us, feinting and jabbing, as our own unique primal wound gets repeatedly poked.
The Void begins at 8:21 AM PDT on April 2nd; Moon enters Sagittarius (9:52 AM PDT) and immediately quincunxes Mercury and sextiles Saturn, all at 00 of their respective signs. This can be an awkward combination, as the urge to reach out and commune and communicate is strong but raw–success depends on how much Self-discipline we are willing to apply to the outreach and how much maturity with which we’re willing to invest our communications. Restraint is the ideal.
Today’s Link: About the Hadron Collider http://judecowell.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/large-hadron-collider-uranus-to-aries-point/ and here http://astroxa.blogspot.com/2010/03/atom-smashing-astrology-science.html
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North American West Coasters start the day with a pounding (everybody else takes it on the chin, too, it’s just not their morning eye-opener): a Fist of God with Ceres at 29 degrees square the Earth in Virgo and both sesquiquadrate Juno. The exact Venus/ Zeus opposition doesn’t help, and the Aries Moon makes us a wee bit pugnacious. What to do?
This will at least feed stressful feelings, especially unconscious ones (that 29 degree Ceres will chip away at our sense of authority over our own lives, and for those susceptible may make them feel that others are outright taking that Self-authority away); at worst it could suggest real-world confrontations over who’s in charge of what, the kind of fight that pulls out accounting and details (Virgo) in the quest to win the upper hand. If we keep in mind that empowerment (and by that I mean a personal sense that we are effective and have a say) is the need for everyone, then we may deal with flare-ups that much more effectively, as with some effort we’ll find ways for each party to feel they’re of some significance.
The Venus/ Zeus clash will for some be the focus energy, and it could come in one of a number of forms: female v. male; the worth of things v. the want for things; assets v. Will (for instance, with gambling or shopping); beauty v. muscle; love v. lust; genuine love v. unmet Daddy needs; and so on (see more on Zeus in action in the mag here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/) Everyone will feel some disparity between what’s of value and what we want, and serving both becomes an impossible balancing act (and one the Zeus/ Will side likely wins, with the Moon in Aries) unless we remember two things: the Chiron/ Neptune quincunx to Earth, and the fact that Mars is at 00 Leo. If we can avoid making decisions out of hurt or delusion, and if we can know that our urge to action may be premature or not totally formed or informed (the 00 placement), then we may be willing to take our time–and that alone can bring things into clearer perspective, if we allow Venus the chance to move forward and reveal our desires and illuminate our assets without the pressure of Willfulness and want (Zeus). And the Merc/ Mars trine, with the Trickster at 29 degrees, makes us prone to shoot our mouths off, especially in anger; hold off the cuff assertions until the push to speak passes–even though you may see your thoughts as reflecting an ideal or the common good (Pisces) they won’t come off that way.
So what is it a good day for? Taking Self-responsibility. The Aries Moon squares the Nodal axis (10 AM PDT) and we should be extra-aware that what we do will affect our Path. By 10 PM PDT the Moon has moved into trine with Vesta, and a review of how well our choices have served our core values will be in order, with a quincunx to Pallas giving us the wisdom and guidance to course-correct. By 3:30 AM PDT on the 18th the Moon quincunxes Earth, asking for emotions to accomodate realities, and vice versa, and by 7 AM PDT we see the Moon trine Ceres (matters of authority are clear, a relief after yesterday! though intrusiveness could be a problem) with the Void beginning at 9:08 AM PDT. The Moon enters Taurus at 9:29 AM PDT.
Early afternoon PST we see the Aries Moon sextile Mercury, making us talky about our Will and what we intend to do to facillitate it–not the best indulgence if we’d like to retain the power to do our own thing; it’s also possible that the emotional perceptions will communicate themselves, or communicate with others, in order to gain power through co-operation–this is a healthy option as long as we’re the kind of person ready and willing to work with others–but in any case, for our own emotional security, we must remain the leader of our own drama, making our own choices, whether in tandem with others or not.
By 6 PM PST the Moon opposes Zeus in Libra; those of you who’ve seen the Zeus article in ECLIPSE (http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/) will know just what kind of ambitious and Willful energies may come forward in us; or, much more likely, what energies we’ll face. This specific desire nature can leap to the fore in interaction with others, as relationships suddenly show their ambition or sexual desire facets quite openly. There’s only trouble if we are in denial about the existence of these energies, or if we project our own Zeusian tendencies onto others–then, real power struggles could ensue, as the Will of one tries to impose itself on the Other.
By 8 AM PST of the 18th the Aries Moon squares the Nodal Axis, quincunxes Pallas, and semi-sextiles Sedna in concert. This could bring a very trying moment where the emotional impetus is clearly in conflict with the life direction; we’re called upon to check choices against what we know to be wise, but here’s the problem: with Sedna in the mix we are literally unable to see the act or choice that would benefit our own cause. Just be aware of this, and you’ll understand that not choosing at this time will allow you to make a better choice in the near future.
The bonus today is that Earth and Vesta are conjunct at 29 degrees of Leo–why is this a bonus? Because it offers us the opportunity to see how well our material situation is in line with our most sacred values–and it also gives us the energy and desire (29 degrees) to do something about it.
By 5 PM the Sun has entered Pisces and the Aries Moon is semi-sextile Uranus, bringing a surprising flavor to the energy shift; we may find ourselves quite happily allowing our Will to be superseded by the Will or good of the group–embrace the Selflessness of the moment in ways that also respect the emotional needs of the Self (Aries).
By 2:30 PM PST the Moon is nearing the end of her journey through the energy that urges her to express herself, which is not always easy for her. She sextiles Neptune, Chiron, then conjuncts Juno, and we meet the ways our Will can realize our ideals, and vice versa, and we also get a moment of ease with our wound–by this I mean, we are able to see how our injuries serve (or delay) our emotional health. The meeting with Juno, though, brings a fulfilling end to Moon in Aries, uniting our emotional Will with our means of empowerment–for some, a wish fulfilled.
Midnight brings the Moon trine Vesta at 29 degrees–we may feel we must address issues of sacred duty, home, sex, and life commitments, but this is an emotional reaction that is best used to examine how these issues make us feel, rather than plan our actions based on current perceptions.
The Moon enters Taurus at 2:56 AM on the 19th PST and immediately sextiles the Sun, fresh in Pisces, and trines the Earth in Virgo. This can feel like a mini-re-birth as major energies shift into new modes of expression. Embrace the fresh breath of air with an awareness that this makes everything just a little bit different, that it moves our seat at the opera just a tad–and that changes our view.
Today’s Link: Community http://humandala.org/community.html
For the 14th, the Pisces Moon hits Venus in Pisces (how perfect for Valentine’s Day!) and at the same time sextiles Pluto (how characteristic of love itself, exploring and exposing all our deepest deepness!) This suggests that with openness we will know where we stand with love, as well as with other Venusian subjects such as relationships in general, finances, assets, and talents, and that what we see or what is presented to us reflects the core reality of those Venusian situations. We would be wise to heed what we feel (and to pay special attention to the feelings events bring to the surface), and we should make every effort to match those feelings we experience to actual ‘testimony’ in the real world; by that I mean, if your feelings, particularly in relationship, don’t match the feedback you’re getting, then it’s time to look squarely at the reality of the situation these apply to. For instance, you spend three hours getting ready for the big Valentine date, anticipating that this is the Big Night–you’re sure he’s in love, he’s going to propose, or at least ask you to move in with him–after all, he shows up and stays over two or three nights a week, and yeah he comes by pretty late, but he works really hard (and yet you’re not entirely sure at what); meanwhile, for your date he’s four hours late, with no explanation as to why, says you missed your reservation so will just grab some fast food, then right in the middle of his McJunk he gets a phone call and says he has to go–where should he drop you off? Today is the day when you should not let your ideas about the relationship (he loves me! he’s going to propose!) override the reality of it (he’s inconsiderate, disrespectful, and treats you like a booty call).
A conjunction of the Moon to Jupiter (around 5 PM PST) makes the feelings BIG, really BIG, and may give a tendency to project what’s personal onto society at large. If you experience strong negative reaction around this time, look for the individual displacement of emotion that may be occurring; anger at an expansive social entity could be an outlet (both ineffective, and covering a real hurt you would be better off being aware of) for what’s really bothering you. A semi-sextile of the Moon and Jupiter to Mercury at this point means we’ll likely let everyone know what’s on our emotional minds, so those who hope to keep secrets, especially the love kind (Venus-Pluto) will not keep them for long.
By 7 AM PST of the 15th we’ve got the Pisces Moon quincunx Zeus, showing us the emotional cost of going full-tilt toward our ambitions and desires (for more on Zeus as a major significator of male energies and issues, see the Winter issue of ECLIPSE magazine http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/). This may bring us up short emotionally, leaving us a little unsteady and searching for our emotional footing in key matters of energy use and productivity.
A Grand Trine of the Moon to the South Node and Pallas, simultaneous to her sextile to Sedna (9 PM PST) says that we may look to the past and past experience to get our emotional bearings, drawn on our emotional wisdom, but without success–Sedna makes it impossible to draw on memory cogently at this point, though with any luck we may retain the objective awareness of what is considered ‘wise’ in this instance. Then the Moon squares Ceres, and we’re confronted with the emotional repercussions of either dealing with authority, exercise of our own authority, or both, and negotiation, though reasonable, may not feel like an effective way out of the conflict. Taken together, these indicate an experience that’s unsettling emotionally, and that challenges us to both remain calm in the moment, and to not react from old, reactionary beliefs about authority and its usage we may carry around.
5 AM PST on the 16th the Moon meets Uranus, for a surprise, a spark of Higher Mind awareness, or a moment of emotional anarchy–again, we may be tempted to project this feeling onto the Collective (via Pisces), or we may have the emotional reaction through a Collective experience–in any case, stay alert, and don’t take any shock too personally, even if it presents itself so.
Sending Valentine Love to all my Readers–Thank You, especially for your generous support of my latest venture (ECLIPSE magazine, link above)–and a Very Happy Pisces Moon to You All!
After the Moon’s trine to Mars in the 4 AM hour PST, we sail into a prototypical Sagittarius Moon day–what does that mean? That Sag energies take a pure form; with no major contact to other bodies until the 5 PM hour PST, the Moon will bring a spirit of adventure, knowledge-seeking, religious inspiration, openness, and independence to matters of the House in the natal chart it’s transiting, and to any energies in the natal chart it contacts. It will impact us in its truest form; be ready to expand your world, cut loose, explore, in some form.
5 PM PST brings a sextile to Zeus, and emotions may help bolster wants and justify ambitions. This isn’t negative, in fact it may help us connect to (and admit) what we really desire, but if we use feelings to support something that fails to recognize others’ rights and boundaries, we may get ourselves into something we didn’t really anticipate or intend. The sign Zeus is now transiting, Libra, implies that relationships, or the matters of the House(s) in the natal chart associated with Libra, are the likely outlets for this burst of ambitious desire energy. (See much more on the meaning of Zeus in the natal chart, and particularly in male/ female relationships, in the Winter issue of ‘Eclipse’ here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/
By the 3 AM hour of the 8th, the Moon is conjunct Ceres, and by the following hour trines Earth and semi-sextiles Pallas, suggesting prime time for planting and harvest, both literal and figurative; you’ll make smart decisions as long as you remain in harmony with nature.
Today’s Link: on Venus in Pisces http://www.astrogrrl.com/
Looking for more detailed forecasts? Try the magazine that features in-depth discussion of astrological material; this issue we learn about Zeus, interceptions in natal charts, the relationship of two of England’s most famous monarchs, and what to expect in February, March, and April 2010, with ‘What You Won’t See on the Blog’ for New and Full Moons http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/eclipse-in-depth-astrology-for-the-21st-century/ Also available: my books on Chiron and how it shows up in your life, and on intimate relationships, how to read interaction in cross-chart contact, and how to find what you really want in a partner, both here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/ Thank You! And have a good one!