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Have a little snack before the weekend gets going--you'll need it. By Pieter de Ring c1635 - {{PD}}

Have a little snack before the weekend gets going–you’ll need it. By Pieter de Ring c1635 – {{PD}}

The AstroEssence for 12 November: A Pugnacious Convergence

With the unusual event of Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto all parallel one another (at the same declination–distance–from the ecliptic–the plane of the apparent path of the Sun at which all the planets orbit), we see these energies rolled into a solid-wall, pugnacious, bomb-like combination. Parallels produce the effect of bodies conjoined, even though those bodies are in various signs; here’s what we’ve got today: Mars in Aquarius=action to promote idealism, choices spurred by the intellect (so not necessarily correlating with the ‘real world’), forward thinking, or radically inclined; Saturn in Sagittarius=trying to cement facts or knowledge into place, suppressing or manifesting opportunity or expansion, walling off horizons; Pluto in Capricorn=again, an emphasis on what’s established, on limits, and on tearing them down, change to the status quo or ‘the rules’; Mercury enters Sagittarius, suggesting that communications shape not just what’s known, but what’s believed. This portends change, conflict, resurrection, or action taken and choices made based on what we know, what we believe, what we see around us, and how we want that to change. We may struggle because of our perception of the walls and rules that constrict us. For the US, that suggests those protests won’t be dissolving anytime soon, and may come to an assertive, even violent, point Saturday.

The 12th also sees the Sun square Pallas and trine Chiron. The Sun always implies where the spotlight will be, what will draw out attention; in this case, that says we may be too busy looking at how we’re wounded, and how we can wound–it also urges a certain impractical approach to things. Do your best to stay grounded, and like a good physician, no matter what you do, first do no harm.

By Andreas Trepte - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10939179

By Andreas Trepte – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10939179

Today’s word image is a puffin. Along with corgis, I think of these animals as made of ‘spare parts’–all the bits of other animals left over after the assembly of what we’ll call more graceful creatures. I know it’s not like there is a finite box of animal parts, but when I look at those two, that’s how it seems. What in your world appears to have been assembled randomly? How different does it seem to you if you think of it as a conscious creation? You have to see its deliberateness, before you can truly appreciate it in form or function.

For those born with the Sun at 20 Scorpio: Communications and thoughts are on the brink–of what? Knowing, forming beliefs, getting the message through–you’re about ready to see the facts form a coherent picture that helps you spring into action. Two bits: healing really is an option, in spite of how it looks right now, and sooner or later this year, you will need to deal with what you’ve been ignoring or denying–so there’s no escaping that, again, in spite of how it looks at present. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!

cheret_jules_-_madame_sans-gene_in_le_radical_by_edmond_lepelletierThe AstroEssence for 13 November: The Radical Impulse

We have the courage to try something new–or is that an impulse to rebel against an already known quantity? Maybe it’s more like we’re surprised–but in any case, we see fortuitous, and potentially love-filled or profitable circumstances emerge, as long as we can adjust to the radical urge, to our own jumpy spontaneity, and/ or to the group’s demand on our participation or identity (Sun qnx Uranus and nov Venus)

Today’s word image is snoring! If you’re awake and someone else is doing it, there’s almost nothing more irritating. Is something in your world bothering you at a nerve-itching level? Perhaps you need to ask: Is this being unconsciously created? Does it signal a deeper issue or need? And are you being too sensitive, or is this an indication you need to put more distance between you?

For those born with the Sun at 21 Scorpio: The smart thing or practical move won’t be able to compete with your sense of hurt unless you let it; that is, take a genuine stance of healing in order to allow wisdom to come through and influence your choices and actions. Sounds simple, may prompt an internal wrestling match that leaves you (perpetually) exhausted. Confusion can be avoided if you 1) commit, and 2) embrace the positive, cooperation, and love offered, which you may of late have been turning down, maybe without knowing it. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!

Next up, the Full Moon! Have a wonderful, happy, and safe weekend, everyone!