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.