Sun enters Sagittarius 11:08 AM
Venus sextile Saturn
Is there a way to ‘go gentle into that good night’? Are we better off to ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light’? Here in the last month of autumn this is an appropriate contemplation. The days are short and we are prone to excesses of all sorts. We grasp at pleasure and try as best we can to keep loneliness at bay. Don’t kid yourself. Sagittarius is not a sign of simple joviality. It is a deeply felt moment of darkness and longing for the light. On account of this it is a sign of great vision. From today until the winter solstice be aware of how you step into the dark. What effect it has on you. How you deal with the dying of the light. If you are fortunate enough to be some place that isn’t so dramatic, it seems, for reasons I can’t really explain, to be the same.
Let us speak with one another today and make choices grounded in justice and truth.
Sun trine Uranus
Mars trine Pluto
Assert your rights as an individual at the same time that you exercise your responsibility to the larger whole. There never was, nor will be, a free lunch. Or, you could say, we are all in this together. Right now. Let us dance.
Mercury stationery retrograde 2:12 AM
Venus sextile Neptune
For more about Mercury Retrograde go to the website.
For Americans it’s a day of thanks. One man’s thanks is another man’s regret. Perhaps we should keep it simple: Give thanks for life; yours and everyone else’s. Actions speak louder than words. Opportunities for generosity of spirit and high art are available on all sides of all borders.
New Moon: Partial Solar Eclipse:
2 degrees of Sagittarius 01:10 AM EST
May we turn toward sudden, unexpected revelations of truth; the kind that enable skillful leaps forward into unchartered territory. The world never was nor will be totally predictable.
Venus enters Capricorn
Venus squares Uranus
S/he wants respect. What good is love without it? Don’t trash love on account of an ideal. You can ruin a lot in a few minutes.
Think before you speak to love.
Better yet, feel your feelings before you speak to love.
Venus trine Jupiter
It’s all better now. The truth has been liberated from it’s cage, hopefully with insight and kindness. Now goodness can happen. Enjoy what pleases you. No need to grasp at it. No one ever gets enough. Practice the fine art of satisfaction.
Venus conjunct Pluto
All that pleasure makes the world shudder with passion. The more wholesome the pleasure, the less violent the aftermath.
Sun square Mars
The problem with Mars (in Virgo) now and for many months to come is the devil in the details. The Sun is hell-bent on seeing the big picture. We humans, down here on Planet Eaarth can mediate between the gods when we practice moderation and when we remind ourselves we have never beenhere before. It’s a whole new game.
Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde
Mercury square Mars
Possibly there are only two choices:
Scatter your thoughts like shards of glass after a crash or
Stand gently firm at the center of the spinning wheel. Watch it, marvel at it, but don’t let it pull you into chaos and insanity.
Of course we are, none of us, perfectly balanced so if you find yourself having been pulled to the rim, take a moment to breathe. Remind yourself that you can choose where to put your consciousness.
Venus trine Mars
If you love this planet; if you love this life; if you love your people – show it. Do something small or large that expresses your values, your appreciation for the life that you were given. Life is a gift. It only comes with a body and the breath. Nothing else is guaranteed. It’s really a crap shoot. Sometimes the Wheel of Fortune spins your way and sometimes not. But it’s always life.
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon: 18 degrees Gemini 09:36AM EST
Uranus stationery direct
Some days are loaded up with energy; like today, and possibly a few days before and after. The spotlight shines on all things but especially those things having to do with information and belief. Do you believe everything you read? Maybe it was possible to do that ‘once upon a time’ but that fairy tale is long gone. Now we are left with the remnants of belief in the printed word (not to mention what we hear on the radio, television and internet) but we have come to the end of the literacy line. What next? Look into the crystal ball of your own, personal prophesy. What do you see or hear or understand? Can you believe it?
Possibly we can trust the heart, even in the maelstrom.
Mercury stationery direct
How was the retrograde period for you? Since November 24th Mercury has been retrograde. Did you lose something? Did you find it again? What did you learn? Sometimes I think that astrology’s greatest gift is in the fact that it is always changing. It is a real lesson in impermanence to find meaning in the turning of the heavenly wheel.
Venus square Saturn
It is the nature of life to strive to get the things we don’t have yet; food, love, stuff. We have a lot of judgments on ourselves here in Paradise for being materialists but/and it is bred in the bone. If our prehistoric ancestors didn’t relentlessly comb the bushes for berries and hunt the wooly mammoth we wouldn’t be here. And there are great lessons to be learned when we can step back from the hunger and notice the urge that propels us to grasp. Let your loss be your lesson.
Sun sextile Saturn
Survey your collection. Sort through it. Prioritize how you will deal with it. Stabilize your stuff or at least stabilize yourself in relationship to it. If this is about the gift giving frenzy, today is a perfect day to take stock, make lists and have a cup of tea before you head out to the hunt.
Venus enters Aquarius
Sun sextile Neptune
Venus square Jupiter
Too much of nothing makes a person sick inside. Empty calories, deluded love, a bucket of Harlequin romances; it’s all about addiction. As the year winds down to the longest night we lean into our craving of choice. Possibly it’s harmless. It’s sort of tradition. If your tradition has lost the ability to nourish your soul don’t panic. Don’t even change anything except your awareness. Sometimes just acknowledging the truth brings light to the dark.
Light just one little candle and change the world.
Venus sextile Uranus
Possibly you forgot amidst the bustle and the strange events of the world that the season is still autumn. Today is the last day. The Sun appears to stand still and then gives a frail, little cry and begins the journey of return, bringing light to our days. If ever there was a magic thing this is it. We are saved again and again, year after year from a world of total darkness.
On the other hand, dark isn’t all bad. For us here, now in 2011 possibly we feel the anxiety of knowing it is dark because we are not able to feel the stillness that exists within that deep, darkening of the light. The last day of fall should be quiet and still. We know instinctively it is a time to pause and feel the emptiness about to be filled; the change. We long to experience the feeling thatthe whole earth in progression seems to pass by.