Sun enters Sagittarius: 04:02 AM EST
Most of us are aware of the incredible unrest, the eroding sense of being able to have a discussion with people who think differently, the self-selecting of our perspectives. Sagittarius is there! At its worst this is a sign of a kind of dull allegiance to opinions. Of course Sagittarius never thinks of itself as dull but pontificators and fundamentalists are dull in that they cannot see the rainbow light surrounding them. At best, Sagittarius is the sign of culture, of the diversity of language and the various customs and traditions which different cultures offer. The first manifestation is powered by fear, the second one by courage, curiosity and ultimately the search for wisdom which Sagittarius is meant to take to heart. With Jupiter recently having moved into Sagittarius (November 8) it is an exciting time to be courageous and take some risk in things such as learning as well as the art of welcoming strangers. Neptune and Mars in Pisces, however, would rain on this parade and attempt to dissolve the fiery possibilities of expanded vision. We must be vigilant to hold out for wisdom over dogma, courage over fear. It helps to remember that the expression of truth is as diverse as the people trying hard to express it. We are all on a journey. Oh my!
Full Moon: 1 degree of Gemini: 12:31 AM EST
Don’t believe the solicitor who comes to the door or calls on the phone, unasked. Anything is possible but only some things are likely. The monkey mind is quite active. We can be overwhelmed by too many possibilities: A common problem these days. For some this is fun, for others, crazy-making. If you want to have choice in directing your thoughts you must first train the mind. ‘Don’t just do something, sit there.”
Neptune stationery direct
Great waves of feeling are ready to be felt. Some of us are better at breathing underwater than others. It’s not the facts as much as the feelings that will carry us forward. Avoid defending or justifying as best you can. Take a softer stance and see what rises to the surface if you wait.
November 26 & 27
Sun conjunct Jupiter
Mercury (retrograde) square Mars
Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde
Mars sextile Saturn
Mercury (retrograde) conjunct Jupiter
Step away from the frenzy of needing to be somewhere you aren’t or having to have more. There is a higher wisdom afoot which is easily obscured by noise and bright lights. Be like a candle flame; a soul, among souls, shining in the sun, knowing we are all part of the Great Light. Even if we can’t figure out exactly what that means or what it’s worth. Maybe worth can’t be measured and meaning is only in the eye of the beholder. A true mystery cannot be reduced to the sum of it’s parts.
Venus opposite Uranus
Not for the first time in recent history have these two opposed each other. The last time was October 31 and they were in Scorpio and Taurus. This time, Venus in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries: The gloves are off. The fight is on. The issues are never black and white, just remember that. Choose your battles based on what really matters and what really needs to change.
December 1 & 2
Mercury (retrograde) enters Scorpio
Venus enters Scorpio
Sun square Mars
Mercury and Venus are re-inhabiting Scorpio but from opposite ends. Mercury at 29 degrees and Venus at zero. Bases are loaded. If Scorpio teaches us anything it is that one person’s win is another one’s loss. These days the gap between winning and losing seems wide. Maybe this is the time to stop seeing the world as a team sport: A game of winners and losers. Maybe it’s a good time to reach across the divide and have a conversation of opposing views. That’s the dream anyway. Avoid scratching the itch of self-righteousness today. We’re all feeling it.
Sun square Neptune
The longing for things to be different is painful. As if we all knew it would come to this; that no one is to be trusted; that honor and humility are vain fantasies from childhood stories. Be careful not to wallow in the I-told-you-so mire. Nothing is the way it seems.
Mercury stationery direct
Today Mercury, tomorrow the New Moon. Lots of shifting sands. The arrow of mythic time which astrology clocks, is moving forward even as it seems, today, to be aimed at some kind of inner and timeless vision. Imagine yourself standing at the threshold, where life meets experience. Notice how it feels. Tomorrow’s new moon will take us forward.
New Moon: 15 degrees Sagittarius: 02:20 AM EST
Mars conjunct Neptune
Is this a dream: This life? Can we even pretend to awaken from it? Be a lucid dreamer. Open to the layers of meaning embedded in your actions. It does and doesn’t mean anything. Be strong as well as flexible in the process of exacting your vision of the world. Dharma, not dogma.
Mercury enters Sagittarius
We have passed the darkest and longest night of the year here in the northern Hemisphere: Just. The days are still short and getting shorter but the light of night grows stronger. Let your mind be teased into big thoughts. Mercury in Sagittarius likes that.
Venus sextile Saturn
Enough of dreams and visions. Time to get practical. Make lists. Check twice. Get going.
Mars sextile Pluto
Everywhere you look there is a reason to be charitable, and in so doing to stoke the fires of transformation, despite or on account of circumstance we didn’t create, can’t control but can actually honor as sacred teacher.
Sun trine Uranus
Some angels are misguided and some take you right to heaven on earth. It’s often hard to tell with angels. They look different in the light of morning. No matter though, there is always a message in their comings and goings. Especially on the last full day of autumn. We are bound for winter.
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You may wonder why all the days of the month are not represented in this column. What I have done with the days that are missing. On those days there are no mutual aspects between the planets and the Sun or Moon. The wanderers give those days to the ‘wayfaring moon’ only. The Moon by sign and phase always carries the underlying mood of the moment. The fluctuating of emotion. If you would like to know my thoughts about that you can follow me on twitter. juliesimmonsast.