Friday, October 31, 2008

October 31 2008 Bobbing for archetypes

Moon is approaching Venus and will be conjunct around midnight PST and will most likely be felt throughout the day and during your evening outings. Moon/Venus is a great transit for relating desires, feelings of closeness. However, there may be conflicting signals due to Venus squaring the Saturn/Uranus opposition. Venus/Saturn - obstacles or blockages to love relationships and Venus/Uranus - rather abrupt surprises or changes that have to do with relationships. Your personal natal chart in relation to these transits will probably be the determining factor of which way things go, or if you are really conscious of spotting the astralfog then you may be able to work with the archetypal energies. Venus is a loose sextile with Neptune and Mercury. This transit is great for fantasy, illusions and costuming - tonight is a perfect venue for Venus. Mercury trine Pluto adds to the love of the mysterious.

The Morning After (or whenever your wake up after your fun night out) - Mars square Neptune may be felt - strong self-doubt, low energy - along with Moon conjunct Pluto which can feel like a plunge into darker emotions - could be an overall feeling of being small, insignificant. In the next few days Moon will be passing over Pluto then to conjunct Juno (which is the higher octave of Venus concerning long term commitments) and then to Jupiter by November 3rd. This will be a stark contrast from the inward and self-depreciating transits of Mars/Neptune - Moon/Pluto. Take care and be aware of the possible extreme mood swings. Any transits that have to do with the Moon will pass within a day!! The Mars/Neptune will still be in the background. Find out what works for you when experiencing the archetypal whims. 

Today's Birthcard is the Four of Hearts, a Neptune implementation of a Mercury core also known as the foundation of Love and Home. In contrast to the seemingly wild holiday of Hallow's Eve, the Four of Hearts is has a determined Four of Spades inside, and a Masterful Ten of Spades outside. The mythology of Iduna (Norse) is worth a look.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 30 2008 Long Void of Course for the Moon

Moon Void of Course began last night at 10:45 pm and will last until 3:41 pm PST today. Void of Course is a good time to mull rather than move as your actions may not have the usual mojo. See what happens for you.

As for other transits - Venus is moving into square Saturn and Uranus. (Remember that Uranus and Saturn are 1 degree away from exact opposition.) The Venus transits can lean towards relational stress or upset. Venus is also sextile Mercury and Neptune. Check out the last two blog entries for more details.

The Birthcard of today is the Five of Hearts, a Saturn implementation of a Venus core. The mythology of Themis may be timely today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October 29 2008 Waking up on the right side of the Moon

If you are feeling slightly irritable this morning - Moon is approaching conjunct Mars, 17 degrees Scorpio. It will be exact at 2:17 pm PST. As it moves towards exact conjunct Mars it is moving into square Neptune which is 21 degrees Aquarius to add to everyone's sensitivities. Moon/Neptune square is exact in the later pm before 10 PST. At the same time Moon will be sextile Saturn and Jupiter, and will be trine Uranus. Moon/Saturn - leaning towards alone time or wanting conversations that are serious and/or reflections on feelings as they relate to responsibilities. Moon/Jupiter - is the desire to be with others offering your support. Moon/ Uranus - wanting something new, out of the usual, could be a tendency towards impulsiveness. The New Moon is influencing the Uranus/Saturn opposition (which is 1 degree from exact) adding more emotion, connection, self-reflection to the major transit of change verses status quo. Neptune is sextile Pluto which is the opportunity for deep spiritual transformation. 

If you are planning for the weekend festivities pay attention to Venus square Saturn and Uranus which could put some stress on your relationships by being overly critical or analytical, thinking you want change or trying to prevent it, or sudden impulsive moves. Just to confuse things Venus will be conjunct Moon and sextile Neptune on Halloween stirring romantic feelings and idealistic fantasies. There could be a tendency on the weekend to think you are crazy and confused however, remember the blog, take a deep breath, and have fun. Try not to get too caught up in the antics of the transits!!

The Birthcard of the day is the Six of Hearts, a double Mars. It has a inner Four of Clubs for a foundation of knowledge, and an outer Three of diamonds for change/decision in values. See the mythology of Ares for insights.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October 28 2008 New Moon

Moon conjunct Sun exact at 3:14 pm PST- New Moon - time of balance between feelings and logical self, re-energizing for what is ahead. 

Saturn/Uranus opposition within 1 degree aspected by Mars and Jupiter sextiles and trines adding to support of both sides (Uranus - change, Saturn - structure). Neptune is aspecting Mars which may be experienced as a sense of weakening Marsian efforts of action perhaps by diffusing or confusing the issues. On the other side of things, Neptune is trine Mercury and Venus is sextile to both of these planets. Overall Neptune, Mercury, and Venus sharing soft aspects gives a place for vision questing, imagining how things can be, and setting intentions. 

Be aware of Venus square Saturn throughout the week and weekend. You may find that you are seriously looking at your relationships, what is working, what is not. After this transit Venus will head to conjunct Pluto around election day and exact November 11th, which is intensity of emotions with those that are close to you, especially love relations. 

Today is 7 of hearts day. The spirit card of this seven is ruled by the 8 of hearts, and its soul card is Ace of Spades. Love that serves others through wisdom finding the open paths of connection. 

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 27 2008 Approaching New Moon

Moon in Libra is moving into trine Neptune in Aquarius this morning - exact around noon PST - and sextile Pluto in Sagittarius later this evening. Imaginal realms can be of interest with these soft Moon transits and the sensitivity for deep listening to others. Mercury in Libra (which Moon just passed) is also trine Neptune so there may be a desire to delve into mysteries, dreams, and concepts of a spiritual nature and to give them expression through the various artistic modalities. You may feel a subtle winding down as we approach New Moon on Tuesday.

Mars in Scorpio is trine Uranus, sextile Jupiter, and sextile Saturn. Mars as assertiveness and action in the world is aspecting the more challenging Saturn/Uranus opposition that is now within 1 degree of exact. Mars in relationship to the Saturn part of this opposition can be the opportunity to work the details of constructs (personal and worldwide) that are integral to well-being. Mars/Uranus is the opportunity to break away from old patterns, ways that no longer work. At the same time of these transits, Mars is moving into square with Neptune. Neptune has a tendency to weaken what it is aspecting (in a hard transit) so there may be a lack of energy to address pending changes. Venus is sextile Neptune and sextile Mercury. This Venus transit can be conducive for a creative-expressive space to work with images, feelings, and visions that may need extra care.

Venus is 8 degrees away from square Saturn - this can sometimes be experienced as the drive to evaluate your relationships, putting them under rigorous examination. This transit will be around until the first few days in November. Venus will then be heading for conjunct Pluto - exact by mid November. Don't be surprised if your relationships go through an intense emotional time over the next few weeks. Being aware of this push from the heavens may provide more opportunity to pace yourself, focus on what really matters, avoid potentially emotionally draining situations.

Saturn is 18 degrees Virgo and Uranus is 19 degrees Pisces. Check your natal charts (and those of your friends) to see how these planets may be aspecting your natal Ascendant, Sun, and Saturn. 10 degrees and less between your planets and the world planets can certainly be felt most dramatically. If you have been feeling significantly perturbed over the past few months and weeks, most likely you are in the firing line.

The Birthcard of today is the Eight of Hearts, a Neptune implementation of a Jupiter core. Power in Love and emotions with a flavor of the Mystic, the initiate. The mythology of Obatala (Africa) is another perspective to this one.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oct 26 2008 Moon Heart

Relatively easy day globally if you are comfortable with feelings, Moon is sextile Venus (exact by 2pm PST) and Mercury is square Jupiter; both a friendly flavor with lots of warm fuzzies, only risk is sloppiness or complacency. Around dusk Moon is in the orb of conjunct Mercury---feelings will take center stage, either talkative or trouble wording them, could go either way. Remember that Love is not the question, Love is the answer.

Adding to the propensity for feelings and emotions in center stage, the Birthcard of the day is the Nine of Hearts, a double Saturn with a "veiled" double Venus. The mythologies of Aphrodite and Ch'eng-Huang may be heartening today.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October 25 2008

Moon in Virgo will be moving towards square Pluto in Sagittarius - exact around 6 pm PST. This transit can be experienced as a tendency to be pulled deeply into your emotions. There can also be a tendency towards power struggles with others. Moon will enter a short Void of Course at 6 pm to 7:47 pm. You may experience a lifting of the Moon/Pluto transit as Moon goes into Libra.

Check out yesterday's entry for a recap of the other significant transits.

Today's Birthcard is the Ten of Hearts, a Mars expression of a Jupiter core. Have a look at the mythologies of Zeus and Shango if you so desire.

Friday, October 24, 2008

October 24 2008 Well Past Mercury Retrograde

Hopefully you survived the last of the red stiction days of retrograde this past weekend and have been noticing better communication and less mishaps as each day passes. As we get closer to the election there is an increasing tension between Uranus and Saturn as these planets move toward exact opposition. Today Saturn is 17 degrees in Virgo and Uranus is 19 degrees Pisces. Moon will be aspecting this opposition (a tightrope of change and status quo) most the day and evening. Moon will be siding up with the status quo side (Saturn) starting this morning as it comes into 8 degrees conjunct Saturn and exact at 9 pm PST. Moon will be opposing Uranus - exact around midnight. Notice how these transits effect you. Do you sense the insistence of change and resistance to move in new directions? Does the Moon/Saturn create a feeling of having to face things alone - wanting to withdraw into a safe cocoon? Does Moon/Uranus feel like change is moving too fast, upseting, not knowing what the consequences will be? There is also a possibility of feeling desirous of big changes and a resolve to do what it takes to make things happen as contributing planets, Jupiter and Mars aspect Saturn/Uranus opposition. Jupiter, 15 degrees Capricorn is trine Saturn and sextile Uranus. Mars, 14 degrees in Scorpio is trine Uranus and sextile Saturn and Jupiter. Jupiter and Mars can be experienced as very supportive during this strong impetus for change.

Venus/Mercury sextile is great for the arts and writing. Sun/Pluto sextile - opportunity for productive depth work. Mercury/Jupiter square may be experienced as wanting to debate about political/philosophical issues. Neptune/Pluto sextile - awesome transit for significant spiritual understandings that are transformative. Neptune/Mercury coming into trine is a time of contemplating ideals, dreaming up how your world can be. Neptune/Mars square - Neptune diffuses the action of Mars. Can be a feeling of weakened efforts or can be attempts to get what you want through indirect or deceptive means. Be aware of the tendencies of Mars as it aspects various planets.

The Birthcard of the day is the Jack of Hearts, a Venus expression of a Jupiter core. The mythology of Krishna may hold meaning today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Road Scholar

As it would not be appropriate to ask the house sitter to cover the blog, we will resume posting daily in about a week. Do have a look at the links in the meantime. Planets will continue to orbit and transit, the Moon will orbit and transit faster. The Birthcards will continue the trend, now in the Club Suit.

Oct 15 2008 un Retro

In the morning the Moon pulls away from trine Pluto and heads for opposite Mars, exact by 3 in the afternoon PST. In the evening, Moon will be conjunct Vesta. We would expect intense, deep partnerships in the morning. Be aware of a possibility of discord, irritation, in the afternoon. Be good to each other after the partnering this morning.

Mercury goes out of retrograde this afternoon. How does it feel to you? Remember that there are still a few stiction days remaining, but there is a relief of the discombobulation today, possibly masked by Mars.

The Birthcard of the day is Seven of Clubs, the melancholy genius, a Saturn implementation of a Uranus core. See the mythology of Prometheus for a look into this character.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oct 14 2008 Full Moon

As Moon pulls away from square Jupiter in the morning, we head to Full Moon along with Moon sextile Neptune a bit after noon PST. Sensitivity along with idealism would be likely flavors for the day. Some instability thrown in by the current Solar Storm along with the Full Moon. Have fun, but be good.

The Birthcard of today is the Eight of Clubs, power in knowledge, a Mars expression of a Neptune core. The mythology of Psyche is perfect for today.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oct 13 2008 Almost Full Moon

At Dawn, we will be feeling Moon in Aries opposite Mercury, exact by noon. Afternoon, Moon will be in the orb of square Jupiter, exact by midnight. A good morning to realize emotions are emotions as distinct from thoughts and rationale, no matter how real they feel. Beware of prejudice --- later in the day the mood will likely shift to more jovial, magnanimous, with the only risk being generosity being interpreted as condescending.

The Birthcard for today is the Nine of Clubs, a Venus expression of a Saturn core. The Norse mythology of Freyja is worth a look today.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct 12 2008 Under a mixed Moon

While you were sleeping or partying, Moon passed opposite Saturn, and is conjunct Uranus at Dawn. Also, she will be trine Venus, exact at 11:30am PST. We will also be noticing a Moon square Pluto throughout the day, exact by 10pm PST, at which time Moon goes Void of Course till midnight. Likely mixed messages today, feeling good, affectionate from Venus, isolated, lonely from Saturn, and impulsive from Uranus. Apologies for the last post, sketchy on details. Two addendums or addendi: Likely a bit of lonely feeling in the afternoon yesterday taking over form the good vibes earlier. And, for a wonderful, lucid, detailed exposition on the current Renaissance do read Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas. It's just starting, and will last for a while...

The Birthcard for today is the Ten of Clubs, the teacher, a Solar expression of a Mars core, but that is flexible. The mythology of Amon-Ra would be instructional today.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oct 11 2008

In the morning, the one and only Moon in Pisces is moving past trine Mars. By noon, we will be feeling Moon sextile Jupiter (exact by 8pm PST) and sextile Vesta also known as a minor grand trine. In a phrase, inner passion with outer conviction for the morning. The rest of the day is likely to have a congenial flavor, good for sociable activities, meshing well with groups, particularly with familiar faces. On a much longer timescale, we are experiencing a once every 500 years of so configuration that heralded the Renaissance, so if you are noticing a bit of chaos, realize that there will likely be the transmogrification of old structures, with new ideas and ideals. That is the good news. The bad news is that old structures, the establishment, has a history of quashing any new memes in defense of it's limited perception of itself, an "immune system response". Or, analogous to the Butterfly: the worm host attacks it's new imaginal cells because it cannot imagine butterfly, yet butterfly is what it is destined to become, provided there is a sufficiently healthy environment. Besides Gondolier, Painter, Sculptor, or Artist of any kind, new careers useful for the Renaissance would involve creative, unbounded thinking --- activism. There are whole worlds to rediscover that have been right under our noses the whole time.

The Birthcard of the day is the Jack of Clubs, a Uranus implementation of a Venus core. The mythology of Eris may be insightful today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Oct 10 2008 Depth and Mystery

At Dawn, the one and only Moon is conjunct Neptune, with a residual of square Venus. Do you remember your dreams? By mid Morning, she is sextile Juno. Supported by Venus and Juno, we might experience nurturing themes about connection and relations to offset the potentially nebulous and confusing messages from Neptune. By noon, we will be feeling Moon sextile Pluto, passing through Moon Void of Course from 4pm PST till 6:30pm PST when it will be exact. The flavor will be one of depth and desire to uncover mysteries, superficiality won't do.

The Birthcard of the day is the intuitive Queen of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Mars core. Have a look at the mythology of Horus (no introduction needed) today.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oct 9 2008 Complex Moon

At Dawn, the Moon is trine Mercury and square Vesta, possibly a sentimental morning---good time for a balance between verbalizing feelings and listening. By around noon entering the orb of Moon conjunct Chiron (exact by 4pm PST), trine Sun (exact by 6pm PST), and square Venus (exact by 10pm PST). By late afternoon, Moon is in the orb of conjunct Neptune (exact by 2am PST). Another night for dreams, with the veil between realms thinner than usual. Possible flavors of the afternoon are vulnerable/smothered from Chiron; vitality, harmony, good flow from Sun; sociable and more sentimental from Venus. After Dusk, this may morph towards empathy, but with fuzzier verbal communications. You may feel/sense things, but dunno what exactly. Delusions may sneak in, so do avoid self medication. There is a risk of relational stress from mis-understanding---Expressive Art of any kind is a good medium for expression tonight.

The Birthcard of today is the King of Clubs, a double Uranus. The mythology of Anansi (Africa) might add insight into this trickster.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oct 8 2008 Moon the grouch

After the Moon moves past void of course by 9am PST, the primary world transit is Moon square Mars, exact a bit after 3pm PST. There would be a chance of being in touch with one's inner grouch. For feelings of touchiness, annoyance---it would be good to find ways to healthily blow off steam about the small stuff while not having the egocentric small stuff distract from real issues.

The Birthcard of today is the Ace of Diamonds, a Jupiter implementation of a Neptune core. The mythology of Obatala would be insightful today.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oct 7 2008 Half way to the Full Moon

While moving out of the orb last night's conjunct Jupiter and square Sun/Mercury, Moon is trine Saturn just past Dawn and heading to sextile Uranus (exact by noon PST). Shortly after that, Moon goes Void of Course till 9 tomorrow morning. There is likely a paradox today---the tendency towards control: sober, "realistic" feelings and views contrasted with restlessness, the desire for excitement.

Today's Birthcard is the Two of Diamonds, a Mars expression of a Saturn core. In honor of Moon Void of Course, we will take a break from a specific mythology. Visualize a fusion of Ares and Chronos, or War and Time, or "go juice" and structure.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Oct 6 2008

As the one and only Moon in Capricorn pulls away from conjunct Pluto with a remainder of Moon sextile Mars, likely a bit of remainder of the deep feelings, now tempered with better communication and action about them---less unfathomable. How were your dreams? By mid afternoon, Moon is in the orb of conjunct Jupiter; and square Sun and Mercury, exact by 11pm PST. As Mercury (still in retrograde) is conjunct Sun today, likely lots of communication happening, clear intellect, but with the crossed wires of retrograde. There may be mixed tendencies later in the day: emotions in flux tending to overshadow the rational mind; creative energy if in the flow or irritable if not; feeling generous and confident above minor irritations. Generally, feeling heart will take precedence over thinking with the head, but the head may not like that.

The Birthcard of the day is the Three of Diamonds, a Mercury expression of a Uranus core. The restless philosopher or activist. Have a look at the mythology of Quetzalcoatl if you are so inclined.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Oct 5 2008

Around Dawn, Moon is conjunct Juno and sextile Neptune. Through the day, she is entering the orb of conjunct Pluto, exact around 5pm PST. Moon goes Void of course exiting Sagittarius between 6pm and 9 pm PST. Morning tendencies might be sensitive, hypersensitive with a nurturing touch, impressions from beyond the now thinner veil. Deep, intense to the point of overwhelming feelings and emotions are likely later in the day---Moon/Pluto is the "therapist's" transit. They may or may not be fathomable. Fortunately, bringing a bit of stability, anchoring to the tendency to self analysis today is:

The Birthcard of the day is the Four of Diamonds, a Neptune implementation of a Venus core, also known as the foundation in/of values Card. See the mythology of Baldur (Norse).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

October 4, 2008 Moon in the middle

The day starts off with Moon in Sagittarius sextile Sun around 7 this morning. This transit is a nice balance between thoughts and feelings - good for decisions. Sun is in Libra, a sign of harmony, relationships, and beauty. By afternoon/evening the Moon will be squaring both Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces. At the same time, Moon will be midpoint to and sextile to both Mercury and Chiron, providing an opportunity for compassionate communication. The slower transit, Uranus opposing Saturn, has to do with changes to old patterns and structures. Moon transiting Uranus/Saturn can bring out feelings of being alone in this process and changes that feel upsetting and unexpected. In contrast, Mercury/Chiron adds the opportunity to reach out to others. 

Venus is sextile Saturn and trine Uranus and sextile Jupiter. Venus/Saturn - seriously considering your relationships, time to discuss expectations, conscious understandings. On the other side of things Venus/Uranus - attractions for experiences out of the ordinary - people, places, the arts. Venus/Jupiter - feeling of benevolence towards others, getting together with friends.

Sun square Jupiter (in Capricorn) and conjunct retrograde Mercury (Libra) - Sun/Jupiter - Jupiter may make you take on more than you can really do. Be aware of what you agree to. Mercury can normally help with the details of tasks yet in retrograde extra attention will be needed.

The Birthcard of today is the Five of Diamonds, a Jupiter implementation of a Neptune core. The mythology of Obatala may be of insight today.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Oct 3 2008 Crescent Moon

As the Crescent Moon comes out of Void of Course a bit after 8am PST, transits are relatively quiet till close to dusk when Moon moves into the orb of sextile Sun, through the night heading towards exact by Dawn tomorrow. Slower moving, we still have Jupiter trine Saturn; and Saturn opposite Uranus being loosely squared by Juno. The Saturn/Uranus opposition will be with us through November, adding a flavor of change, or upsetting the structures of the establishment.
The day may be a bit laid back, with flavors of equanimity, perspective, good relations in the evening. Good night for cuddles and dreams.

The Birthcard of the day is the Six of Diamonds, a Jupiter expression of a Mercury core. See the mythology of Osein.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oct 2 2008 Chill Moon

At Dawn, Moon is in Scorpio, square Chiron and pulling past sextile Jupiter and Saturn. Remnants of last night's dual flavors, towards congeniality and solitude. Yesterday's geomagnetic storm did arrive, so likely a bit of residual restlessness. Into morning, she is trine Uranus (exact by 11am PST) and square Neptune (exact by 3pm PST). Expect something different or surprising, and heightened sensitivity, but without a clear sense or mode of communication or completion. Moon goes Void of Course a bit before 4pm PST for a long one, through tomorrow a bit past 8am PST. A good time to chill and reflect. Do not embark on any new endeavors, and definitely avoid self medication. Any feeling of un-settledness will pass, and better to do it with as clear of a head as possible.

The Birthcard of today is the Seven of Diamonds, a double Venus. Have a look at the mythologies of Eros and Aphrodite while chilling this evening.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oct 1 2008 Under a Sociable Moon

Moon in Scorpio conjunct Venus is the theme throughout the day, exact around 3pm PST. By dusk we will be in the orb of Moon sextile Jupiter and Saturn, whom are still trine each other, and opposite Vesta, all exact after hours. There is also a possible Solar storm, watch for Aurorae if you are far enough away from the equator. If the Solar storm hits, there will be additional restlessness, more unpredictable behaviour. The tendency would be to socialize, good relations with a possibility of overindulgence. Towards evening there will be opposite influences, towards congeniality, and towards being alone to contemplate. Could go either way, depending on what is being transited in One's Natal/Birth chart.

The Birthcard today is the Eight of Diamonds, a Solar or Crown expression of a Jupiter core. The Finnish mythology of Vainamainen would be a fun finish for the day.