The 3 AM hour PDT brings the Taurus Moon into quincunx with Vesta and trine with the North Node; we may feel we are sailing along in our planned direction quite successfully, but our most sacred values are in some degree of conflict with our current choices, especially our material (Taurus) or emotional or intuitive ones (the Moon)–this, of course, causes us some need to adjust or re-evaluate where we’re headed. By 7 AM the Moon quincunxes Zeus–what a way to start the day for West Coasters, with first a challenge from our own values and then what amounts to a dare featuring our own ambitions or desires! The pattern here is one that asks us to question whether what we’re currently rushing toward is really in keeping with our deepest and most important values–are our choices honoring these, or has the ease with which we’re moving forward convinced us that it wouldn’t be so easy if it wasn’t right?
11 AM PDT and the Taurus Moon trines retro Mercury, bringing an odd kind of eloquence and an almost dangerous surety in our own reasoning–not the thing to have confidence in at this time! Access feeling and the physical senses to help ground yourself, and leave the thinking for another time, as we’re sure to miss something, and make a poor decision, pronouncement, or choice. At the same time, the Moon squares Juno–if we wondered where our false bravado was coming from, now we know! Even though our emotional perceptions tell us not to, with this aspect we push for signs that we are personally powerful–a poor move at this point.
3 PM-ish the Moon opposes Pallas, and we are confronted with, either from without or within, the wise path–and how we may have been failing to follow it. Our response, our willingness to be honest with ourselves about ourselves, will be what makes the difference between those who take the information with a measure of thankfulness and those who end up believing there’ve been no flaws in their choices, after all.
By 10:30 PM PDT the Moon moves to quincunx Mars, and by 11:30 is in place as the apex of a Finger of God with base of Mars sextile Ceres. This effectively offers us guidance for how to deal with the day’s contradictory input through feelings/ intuition, and that these solutions will present themselves when we access our instincts (Ceres) and act on these (Mars). It’s almost a ‘Chicken Before the Egg’ situation, where we must act using our instinctual connection to nature before we can understand why (symbolized by the Moon’s contact to Mars before it forms the Finger).
2 AM of the 31st, the Moon contacts Sedna while perfecting the quincunx to Ceres. This suggests that, after we have acted in an attempt to resolve our feelings by acting instinctively, we may try to sense further ‘natural’ information, which we’ll be unable to grasp (Sedna)– this ends a day that can be very stressful, but which is best approached with a flexible attitude, and a reliance on the feeling nature–it’s important we remember how unreliable communications, and our own mental processes, may be at this time (Merc retro). By 4 AM PDT the Moon quincunxes Venus, and some may feel they’ve been treading water and getting nowhere, as relationships don’t seem to have benefited at all by the events of the past 24 hours; it feels like it’s just one damn thing after another. For others it will be finances that present problems, or maybe it’s just a sense of being unsure of love, assets, or your own Self-worth. Don’t let the energy work you–it’s not only fleeting but asks only that you consider adjustments, not necessarily make them.
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