The Leo Moon dives into mischief late in the 1 PM hour PDT today, the 20th, with a conjunction to Vesta and opposition to Neptune, and just prior to this quincunxes to Jupiter, then Uranus, and finally forms a Grand Cross with Neptune and the Sun/ Earth axis. We may feel very sincere, willing to dedicate our energies to our ideals and making them realities, but somehow, it seems the world isn’t co-operating! Likely we’ll find that what we’re seeing as indifference is more like each individual following their own Vestal impulse–and that leaves little push for co-operation or giving adequate consideration to the wider social order. Best to do what you can on your own, take notes about what you might want to accomplish in future, then chill through a 20 minute Void ending at 4:58 PM as the Moon enters Virgo.
The Moon then opposes Chiron–oww! Details or criticisms stomp on our feelings–or our own sensitivity makes us lash out at others. A sextile to Venus follows–and we make up with ourselves and others. Trines to Ceres, Pluto, and the North Node in succession, and a trine to Mercury, create a Grand Trine with the Moon several hours either side of the midnight hour PDT. If you’re out and about at this time meaningful and transformative communications can flow, revealing emotions for better or worse, and bringing questions of power forward (though likely without struggle–here’s your chance to form a co-operative venture and get some agreement). This will be the general atmosphere through the rest of the 21st–despite any heavier aspects in play, this could turn out to be a very productive day, when others turn out to be (surprisingly!) reasonable. The Sun/ Earth axis does square Chiron today–fair play might be in the air because everyone will be afraid of being hurt, and of what they might lose.
Around 1 AM PDT on the 22nd the Virgo Moon squares Juno–all that co-operation goes by the wayside, replaced by one side trying to exercise power options and the other reacting with criticism, barbs, and/ or the hurling of insults or objects. The reaction is out of proportion, and should be met by ignoring the whole thing. Live to fight (and triumph) another day. By 5 AM the Moon trines Sedna, and we find it easy to be emotionally (and perhaps intuitively) blind. While that may save some of us from getting into a fix, it may mean that some of us find trouble by NOT being responsive. The best we can do with Sedna is feel our way through–so attentiveness and good judgment will be key.
Starting around 2 PM PDT, the opposition to Jupiter and conjunction to Saturn bring the Virgo Moon front and center of our awareness, as we suppress reaction and emotion (and maybe intuition) as some force tries to pull out of us big, exaggerated response. Why do we resist? Perhaps because what the outer instigator seems to present to us is threatening, promising that any feeling at all may be out-of-control. Much here will depend upon how this fits in to your natal scenario; if contact happens to come from Saturn to your chart, you could be looking at an internal stand-off. In any case, this aspect brings forward the emotional repercussions of the Jupiter/ Saturn opposition for you individually, and it may be a save or splurge scenario that challenges our emotional viewpoint.
The Moon opposes Uranus in their respective 29th degrees, beginning 5:30 PM-ish PDT, and we may get a shock through rebellion, ‘Higher Mind,’ innovation, or the audacity of the group in asking something of us. Roll with it–the Void begins 7:34 PM PDT, so any upset, resistance, or fight could peter out to nothing or go awry in ways we just can’t anticipate. Better to roll issues over to the Moon’s entry into Libra 7:50 PM PDT on the 22nd, though caution is necessary here, too, with the prompt quincunx to Chiron and the squares to Ceres, Pluto, and Venus–which actually create a T-square with the Moon–will Libra bring some balance to our emos, or will we continue to feel like we’re swinging out of control? The T will definitely be a challenge, possibly bringing a feeling that we’re just trying to go along and get along while it feels like others are flashing their power plays and wants, perhaps jealous in a way we never expected. It’s time to do your best, Libra-gracious smile-and-nod, and let those acting out parts in the opposition (playing Venus, or confronting her as Ceres or Pluto) do their thing. When the dust settles you can step back in, pretty things up, offer something to drink, and work diplomatic magic that all participants will be grateful for. The early trine to the Sun helps, lighting the way for those paying attention.
The Moon quincunxes Mercury late in the AM 8 o’clock hour of the 23rd, perhaps making us incautious with our words–the tendency may be to speak out with good intentions and no harm intended, only to really put our foot in it. Just a word to the wise, that not everyone partners in our thoughts as we think they do, from the overly chummy Libra Moon.
By 3:30-ish PM PDT proceeds to a conjunction with Zeus and square to the Nodal axis–will the power plays ever end? And why do our ambitions seem to threaten our life direction? Maybe it’s because we may be inclined to plow over others in our zest to see our ambitions or lusts fulfilled (thanks, Zeus!)
By 7 PM-ish PDT the Moon trines Juno and quincunxes Sedna. What is it that we’re missing about the situation as we attempt to empower ourselves? We may not ever be able to figure out the ‘whys’ here, we just need to know that it’s not quite working. And by 11 PM the Moon sextiles Mars, making for a frisky, romantic feeling, and a nice way to wrap up this rather trying weekend.
Excellent material from Heather on Pluto/ Uranus http://www.green-summit.org/light-meets-dark
I think I’ll continue to administer the ECLIPSE orders myself; though it added some work to my day (clearly, the gods decided I’m not doing enough!) I really enjoyed it and was able to write a personal note on each order. Go here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com/new-eclipse-spring-2010/ to get your Spring issue of ECLIPSE, with articles and a 3 month Forecast designed to co-ordinate with information available on the blog and with aspect commentary provided on Twitter. There’s a different, free offer with each journal purchase (this time: a mini-reading of Ceres in your chart, prepared by me)–it’s the closest you can come to having a personal astrologer for only $2.95 every three months!
And have a great weekend!