Thursday, November 26, 2020

Lunar Eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius November 29th-December 5th, 2020

 Sunday: The penumbral lunar eclipse happens overnight into Monday. Full Moon in Gemini with the Sun in Sagittarius highlights the mutable signs and gets things moving. Gemini, an air sign, stimulates intellectual processing and communication, from sharing news to storytelling. Eclipses fire up rapid developments, and this one dissolves what's outdated. Relationship changes are extremely likely as Venus is opposite Uranus in Scorpio/Taurus during this Full Moon time. Decisions made are likely to stick. If you separate, it will not be easy to resolve and move back together. Sudden and accelerated events are associated with eclipses. With this one in Gemini, you may see situations 'both ways', feel flustered or anxious even without knowing why, and sense air and fire sign intensity that calls you to 'do something'. Yet this is exactly when we feel and know that many things are beyond our control. The action truly is adaptation. Regardless of what your mind thinks or tries to solve, the movement and shift is here. Primarily, go with the flow, accept, surrender to, and let go in favor of the unknown, new things that will come. This is the first of two eclipses over two weeks, as usual. If you find yourself in the Venus in Scorpio place of hanging on tightly and feeling possessive or fixed around relationship or finances, what happens if you loosen your grip a bit? If something has to go, it will, and it's only a matter of time. Be careful of what you agree to for money's sake. Understand the agreements you are making, clearly and thoroughly. Keep a journal or tablet around to record flashes of inspiration that may be acted on when certain pieces come together or the invitation comes. Void Moon 7:48 am to 11:16 am EST after the Taurus Moon opposes Mercury and aligns with Saturn. Gemini Moon time follows, and the eclipse/Full Moon is at 4:30 am EST. This eclipse is partial and visible in many areas of the world. It will look fuzzy around the edges, rather than completely darkened. Wear Gold today.

Monday: Full Moon eclipse in Gemini 4:30 am. Re-read Sunday's forecast. Six months of mental and emotional buildup and stress is ready to shift, blow up, blow away, and make way for other things. The eclipse moves energy and increases the pace of change. It could be easy or really challenging to process events of this Full Moon, and possibly the continuation or closure to what was happening last May and June when we had our last cycle of eclipses. 

Mercury aligns with Saturn, in Scorpio and Capricorn. This calls for agreements, business decisions, and realistic thinking. This sextile may help focus attention. The Moon forms a trine with Mars in Aries, leading to active engagement, moving to initiate and create change, emotionally moving forward, and yet also can lead to arguments and irritation. Notice any impulsive or irrational thoughts, and get a handle on them. Channel energy into gentle or moderate physical workouts or personal projects. We tend to externalize on days like this, yet that may be ungrounding. Draw inward to balance out Gemini Moon and Mars in Aries' fire. What cools your emotions while giving the satisfaction of getting things done or resolved? There's a lot of letting go going on. Be extra kind and patient on this day when impatience will be rampant. White is today's color.

Tuesday: In the wake of Full Moon, Mercury moves to dynamic and inspired Sagittarius. In Sagittarius, Mercury values truth and free speech. Some will persistent for honest answers, and some will speak their minds. Mercury also pursues higher learning and spiritual or philosophical perspective while in the archer's sign. We may hear things we don't want to hear and see matters from different and informed points of view during these December weeks. The Moon, void of course since 11:22 pm EST on Monday, enters Cancer at 10:33 pm EST. The day long void Moon and Mercury changing signs both create uncertainty and lack of clarity. Pause before taking actions. Tomorrow could be a better day for that. Study, explore and investigate for now. Ask questions. Give yourself time to adjust if situations are in flux. Today's color is Light Blue.

Wednesday: Cancer Moon aligns with Uranus, the planet of extremes and ruler of new technology. We may be taken off guard, especially in terms of feelings and emotional responses. Try alternative solutions and ideas for family matters and things that need fixing or resolution financially and at home. Embrace change and progress. As the Moon approaches a trine to Venus, tonight is romantic, cozy, and loving. Let your softer side show. See past someone's protective exterior. Wear Blue. 

Thursday: Cancer Moon first aligns romantically and creatively with Venus, overnight. Make a connection or make art. The Moon then squares Mars which feels emotionally challenging. Avoid pushing or forcing something that just isn't quite right for you or someone else. Parents and kids interests and agendas may collide and conflict. Neptune and the Moon draw us into imaginative places, fueling artistic, musical and other creative pursuits. The inner realm and quiet pastimes or intimate conversations guide the evening hours as the Moon opposes Pluto. Feelings rise to the surface. Black is today's color. 

Friday: Cancer Moon goes on to oppose planets in Capricorn. That action began with Pluto last night and continues with Jupiter and Saturn oppositions today. This could make us moody, noticing strong differences with other, or it could lend a serious intent to whatever we do. Expect action around priorities, such as what creates security and also allows us to grow. Cancer Moon has been opposing these planets for so long that we are accustomed to the cycle. However, this is about to change as Saturn and Jupiter are ready to move on to visionary Aquarius. The spell is about to break. It may feel very freeing and more up than down. If it's time to settle a personal or family matter, make a decision about emotional well being, or make a home related change, these oppositions could show the way and create the conditions. Move from the crossroads, down one path or the other. Void Moon 5:29 to 7:53 am EST. Leo Moon strengthens the will and the heart. The Moon and Mercury align in fire signs, giving the energy and the green light to go forward. Tonight, the Moon squares Uranus and we consider or sort out complex possibilities. Give this time and feel no urgency. Something radical, previously not considered, may be discussed or presented. Today's color is Orange.

Saturday: The Moon and Sun combine forces in Leo and Sagittarius. If Full Moon and the eclipse felt imbalanced or overwhelming, this is when we 'come out of it' further. The fire sign vibes are optimistic an freeing. In an opposite pattern from earlier in the week, Venus is square to the Moon from Scorpio, while Mars is in harmony with the Moon, from Aries. Relationships, romance, attraction and love arise as priorities. Some will work through stubborn problems or previously unyielding conflict. Mars fuels physical attractions. We may be less argumentative and more likely to forgive, find agreement, kiss and make it all better. Life force is strong under this Leo Moon. If you're struggling, this may help you dig deep for the courage and energy you need. Coming up this month, a solar eclipse/New Moon on December 14th and the meeting of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn on December 21st, before both move to Aquarius for a brand new collective vibe in 2021. Change is in the air for the rest of the year. Today's color is Red.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Astrology for November 22nd-28th 2020

Sagittarius time is here! So are the holidays. I wish you safe celebrations and creative, alternative plans to help you and your loved ones stay healthy. Take no chances. This will pass, and it's a test of our patience. Long term thinking over momentary gratification will offer you more happiness, eventually. 

Sunday, November 29th, at 4 pm rest and restore with Yoga Nidra guided meditation online through Breathing Room

Sunday: Middle of the lunar cycle from New to Full, and the Moon is in Pisces. The Moon in harmony with Venus calls to our emotions. This may be loving and compassionate or could be memory based and melancholy. This is harmonious and seems like a positive, all in all. Romance and positive feelings flourish. Intuition heightens. The Moon also aligns with Uranus in Taurus, surprising and stimulating new ideas. Overstimulating our emotions is possible too. Remember self care. Read your tarot cards. Wear Green.

Monday: Pisces Moon combines forces with the 3 planets in Capricorn between Monday and early Tuesday morning. Blend practical and creative modalities. This is what you need to plan a creative, yet safe holiday. Capricorn planets would never make decisions based just on emotions or what the heart wants. It's time to be sensible and strong in resolve. The Moon is in harmony with Mercury, also for planning, communicating, and organizing. Mercury aligns with Neptune for imaginative stories, writing, and visualizing. Meditate today. It can be very simple. Just stop, close your eyes, follow your breath and see what images come to mind. Water images are especially appropriate today. Wear or meditate on Light Blue.

Tuesday: Pisces Moon void of course after aligning with Saturn. Wisdom is very important this morning. Let inner wisdom guide your day. Be respectful and compassionate with elders. Time may seem to be slipping by. Saturn is 'father time', Pisces is emotional flow. The Moon is void from 5:44 am to 10:05 am EST, and then Aries Moon time comes. The Moon and Sun align for travel and movement. It feels bubbly and exciting. Even if you have chosen not to see family and others outside your household, you may find something that inspires you. Let heavy feelings lift with a good movie or music or a visit on zoom. Today's color is Red.

Wednesday: Aries Moon meets Mars. If we are lucky, this energizes us in a good way. If it goes wrong, arguments occur and tempers are uncontrolled. Do active things to let off steam. Channel fire energy into tasks, exercise, or keeping children busy with worthwhile things. Today's color is Orange.

Thursday: Thanksgiving in the USA, and this one features active Aries Moon. It's a good day to incorporate games and aim to keep things light with minimal competition. The Moon squares planets in Capricorn which can be difficult if there are control issues or people who want to manage how everything is done. The chiller you can keep this day, the better. Void Moon 6:46 pm to 10:43 pm EST when the Moon shifts to grounded Taurus. Today's color is Brown.

Friday: We are almost at Full Moon and the first of two eclipses. Today the Full Moon begins to build for a rise on Monday at 4:43 am EST. Eclipses magnify astrological effects in major ways. This one is about closing chapters, for one thing. Today, Mercury and Pluto align and the feeling and effect is more internal than external. Think sudden understanding and realizations. It could be a good day to talk with a close and trusted person. The Moon and Uranus oppose Venus and the Moon meets Uranus. Relationships could feel unstable or be experiencing change. Even positive change can be unsettling. I see some of you finding out you're pregnant or that your partner is changing jobs (or both at once!). There will be some adjusting all the way through the rest of 2020. That, we can count on. Today's color is Pink.

Saturday: Taurus Moon aligns with Neptune, the planet that stations direct today in Pisces. The Moon also aligns with Pluto (and Jupiter on the overnight) in Capricorn. Jupiter and Pluto just met on November 12th in a monumental and rare 3rd conjunction of  the year. The effects are still happening. One relates to whatever is arising from the depths or hidden places, and growing. Decisions may be made in response to that. Decisions made today ought to hold strong. Mercury aligns with Jupiter which is powerful for plans related to expanding, rebuilding, and also health and healing. Maybe we get some good news about testing and vaccinating, for example. There are many possibilities, related to the sharing of news around something broad and promising. Green is today's color. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

New Moon Message from Starfish

New Moon message from starfish channeled on Thursday, November 12th. I've never received a message from Starfish! Lay on the floor or stand with your feet wider than your hips and your arms outstretched. Starfish says see and sense through your center, from the solar plexus or heart, and reach in all directions for what you need. All will come in from different sources and directions. Consider your helpers in space and the heavens as well as all earthly resources. Be flexible and willing to move with the flow. 

Starfish does not have a brain or thinking ability. Like starfish, use your instincts to protect yourself and to receive what you need. Trust your first instinct and intuition in the coming week. 

Scorpio New Moon is on Saturday at 9:07 pm Pacific/Sunday at 12:07 am EST. 

art by Patricia Piffath

Scorpio New Moon November 15th-21st, 2020

Sunday: Happy New Moon in Scorpio at 12:07 am EST.  Mercury is also back in Scorpio for several more days, and this is the final week of Scorpio time. Scorpio has a fixed nature, and what we agree to now is long term and difficult to change. It's a New Moon of what we desire strongly, feel committed to and are passionate for. The New Moon is most strongly supported by Jupiter and Saturn, two powerful forces with very different qualities. Jupiter is encouraging growth and spiritual, philosophical shifts. Saturn urges structure, rules, and focus. Reign in scattered energy or thoughts to promote expansion and growth. Also, pay attention to regulations and rules in order to tame anything that's out of control. Saturn and Jupiter will soon have a final meeting in Capricorn before both move on to Scorpio. Today, we may sense what that means to us. Void Moon 6:13 am EST to 10:47 am EST when the Moon shifts to open minded Sagittarius. Mercury squares Pluto and overnight Venus squares Jupiter. Mercury and Venus are in Libra and the other two are in Capricorn. These challenge us to realize what needs adjustment in both plans and in relationships, and then to make the agreement to follow that wisdom. Today's color is Purple. 

Monday: Venus squares Jupiter at 12:33 am EST. Partnership agreements, negotiations and problem solving follows. Jupiter wants growth and perspective going forward while Venus wants connection, romance and equal roles in partnership. In relationships, this is a call to work things out fairly, lovingly and optimistically. Believe in your selves to come up with the right plan for you. Sagittarius Moon energizes both body and mind, forms a trine to Mars now direct in Aries, and then a square to Neptune in Pisces. Action is a keyword today! We are in the New Moon aura and it's a favorable time to move forward and end hesitation or procrastination. Be clear, honest and realistic as  you do so. Neptune could lead to escapist tendencies. The problem is, the problems will still be there should you choose to ignore them or put off positive action. Ground yourself during this fiery Moon and aspects to planets that can add to impulse or impracticality. Read tomorrow's Venus/Moon forecast as it also applies tonight. Today's color is Red.

Tuesday: Sagittarius Moon sextile to Venus is adventurous, fun and also philosophical. Love life may get a boost or a spark of hopefulness and togetherness. Expect things to be more dynamic than comfy/cozy. Get out and enjoy something together. Take a safely planned road trip or attend some outdoor event, with masks on of course. Mercury opposes Uranus which leads to a wild surprise, creative inspiration, and big news. With the action in fixed signs, adjustments may be challenging. The earth could shake literally or metaphorically. Sometimes a shake up is what's needed to break from habit and pattern. Hopefully, this lands without damage or drama. Though drama is totally possible as a result. At 11:35 am EST, the Moon enters Capricorn. This is an industrious, progressive time in the lunar cycle. Set your priorities and take the actions that will send you forward purposefully and abundantly for the rest of the year and into the new year. Today's color is Green.

Wednesday: Capricorn Moon is very active and activated for the next two days. Many planets and their influences play roles. This is not about one thing, but about all. The themes include rearranging, structuring, and building. Put up the framework or do the ground work for something new or restarting. Employment emerges as a big focus. Constructing and re-creating at home is another. Neptune says get creative and try to have empathy for those who have a hard time with change or other challenges. There's a lot of healing trying to take place.

Today, communication and announcements come with unemotional tone. With Capricorn and Scorpio involved, the showing of emotion is unlikely. This is about 'doing what you have to do'. The Moon and Mars square. I always feel this means power struggles. Parents and children may experience this, in addition to administrations and businesses. The extremes of selfishness are another possible effect.  Overnight, the Sun will align with Saturn, meaning wisdom is called for. Wednesday's color is Blue.

Thursday: The Sun aligns with Saturn, and the Moon meets Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. This leads to an extraordinary day of figuring things out. Put energy and effort toward agreements, contracts, sensible planning, and progress. We need to act in mature and responsible ways, in a Capricorn-like manner. Organize, at minimum. At maximum, take a major step you've been waiting for. Romance and relationships may be challenged as Venus squares Saturn and the Moon. Again, remember what you've learned and act wisely. Immaturity or too much dependence will not be tolerated with these aspects. Moon and Sun align, also in Capricorn/Scorpio at 11:30 am EST and then void of course Moon comes until 3:25 pm EST. Aquarius Moon time follows, and this is a sign of inventiveness and vision. Get in touch with friends tonight. Or work toward common goals. Wear Turquoise.

Friday: Aquarius Moon has the qualities of fixed signs, such as loyalty and commitment. Sometimes that also means strong opinions and willfulness. The Moon squares Uranus in Taurus and Mercury in Scorpio, and those are also fixed signs. Negotiating compromise and change may be a struggle, yet absolutely called for. Uranus rules Aquarius and it's electric, inventive, and willing to start from scratch to make things better or to destroy what's no longer useful. Growing pains are in the forecast today. The afternoon may offer a burst of energy or a great idea. The Moon and Mars align and air feeds fire, propelling and fueling actions and ideas. Today's color is Silver.

Saturday: Aquarius Moon is void of course until 11:06 pm EST. It's a good day to plan less, let the day unfold and take it's course. Give up attempts to control. Enjoy some fun. Sense the changes and shifts continuing as Venus enters Scorpio at 8:22 am EST and the Sun moves to Sagittarius at 3:40 pm EST.  It may be almost strange to have so much forward movement after such as retrograde feeling year. So many planets were retrograde in the spring, summer, early fall, and all at once. Now we're much more in a phase of momentum, action and decisions. Today signals time for a little break though. Don't work too hard. Pisces Moon on the way for Sunday. Today's color is Blue.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Bigger than a Full Moon: Astrology for November 8th-14th, 2020

Mars stations direct. Mercury moves back to Scorpio, post retrograde. And the biggest conjunction of the year repeats as Jupiter and Pluto arrive at the same degree of Capricorn on November 12th. The week closes with a New Moon and we move toward the first eclipse of this season at the end of the month.

Talk about headlines.

Sunday: Leo Moon aligns with Venus and Mars. This amplifies good feelings, especially in personal relationships. Some may let go of grudges or conflicts. Mars is retrograde so it's a little bit tricky. Notice if you're holding anger and how you process it. If it feels like it's harming your health, causing passive or forward aggression or coming out in bursts, consider options for managing that before it creates avoidable problems or regrettable actions. Focusing now on the positive, these alignments may help us channel feelings into creativity, performing, and also getting along well. The Moon and Sun square today. This is passionate energy that needs an outlet. Also, it's a chance to work through inner conflict or personality differences. Good things can come out of all of this. Wear Gold today.

Monday: Leo Moon aligns with Mercury in Libra. Mercury is direct and more reliable now. This helps with clear communication and friendly interactions or even bigger, long weighed out decisions this morning. Void Moon 6:05 am EST, the time of the conjunction, until 8:30 am EST. Virgo Moon time begins, and later the Moon and Uranus are in harmony for out of the box thinking. Surprise solutions help even when you thought nothing would work. Venus and Mars retrograde are opposite. This challenges couples and partners to find compromise and agreement, even when disagreement is present. Libra and Aries may notice this most. The Sun and Neptune align overnight with a healing influence and an attraction to the mysterious and inexplicable. Wear Navy Blue. 

Tuesday: The Sun and Neptune in harmony highlights the spiritual and creative qualities of Scorpio and Pisces. Feel, perceive and intuit. Practice faith and belief in what you cannot see. Honor water and the earth and feel the healing elements present in natural remedies, environments and within yourself. You are water and earth, after all. The Virgo Moon is opposite Neptune and in harmony with the Sun, bringing tangible quality and experience to support all of this. Blend vision with action or sensibility. See what can be done when you add creativity and have faith. Build, make, or improve on something. At 4:55 pm, Mercury enters Scorpio where the retrograde, now over, began in October. Unresolved business, returns and exchanges or changes of mind are likely this week. Later, the Moon aligns with Jupiter, then Pluto, the two that meets on Thursday in a highly significant 2020 conjunction, one of the astrological events of the year. Foreshadows and initiations of that event come tonight and overnight into Wednesday. Today's color is Green.

Wednesday: We are really in the midst of this Jupiter/Pluto meeting though the exact time is Thursday at 4:39 pm. Growth-really significant amplification-is one effect. The downside of this is the virus and potential peak spread now. We are already in it and this conjunction expands what we cannot see, such as Pluto governed viruses. Flu is also something to watch out for, though if you're wearing a mask or working at home and avoiding unnecessary indoor gatherings, you are probably at less risk this year. The promise of Jupiter and Pluto is transformation through bringing hidden and deep things to the surface. We've been experiencing that all year, through the awakening to systemic racism and other systemic issues. Those are Pluto territory. Jupiter brings it all up and into it's fullness and it is only then that we can resolve, heal, improve and grow spiritually. Jupiter also offers abundance, truth, and opportunities to fulfill potential. This conjunction speaks to how the universe works in mysterious ways. This third meeting of the two planets is closure, the final word, action and occurrence. How we follow this lead helps determine how we enter the Aquarian emphasis (some call it the Age of Aquarius) just ahead, in the new year. The Moon enters Libra, sign of justice, at 11:09 am EST. Lean toward objectivity, weighing pros and cons, and acting in total honesty and fairness in all dealings, even within yourself. Today's color is Indigo.

Thursday: Libra Moon. Jupiter and Pluto meet. Re-read yesterdays forecast as it all applies. The Moon opposes Mars retro in Aries and meets Venus in Libra for a continuation of personal interactions, relationship matters, connections, and problem solving earlier this week. Some themes are self versus partnership, self interest versus collaboration, and being emotionally childlike or impulsive versus intentional and able to manage emotions in a mature way. Jupiter and Pluto meet for spiritual and widespread transformation, healing, and wisdom to light the darkness. Truth grows and comes into the light. These planets now have met three times in 2020. The last meeting was in December 2007 and the next will be February 2033. Meeting three times in one year is rare for these planets, and 2020 has been uncommon to say the least. Today is a turning point. Our color is Violet.

Friday: Libra Moon squares Pluto and Jupiter (the planets prominently influencing 2020). For us, this is about reconciling our feelings, acting justly and sensibly even when our emotions and external events are challenging to manage and process. You are under the influence of and being affected by enormous transformation. One thing we need to surrender to and honor relates to control and how humans do not control events or the earth and space. Nature's power reigns. Thinking that we can intellectually or psychologically control things will never work. In your personal life, tend to conflicts that have only grown and see if you can find some peace or new awareness within. The Moon goes on to square Saturn, finishing with the Capricorn based planets for this month. Agreements made be made but will require effort, compromise, partnership and maturity. This all happens before the day truly begins for most of us, at 6:32 am when the Moon moves void of course until 11:19 am EST.  The Moon enters Scorpio then, and goes on to meet Mercury at a degree they shared earlier this fall. Unfinished business may come up for resolution. Put intention into your communications. We'll tend to verbalize our feelings or write them. Some communication will come across as strong, powerful and emotional. Mars, one of Scorpio's ruling planets, stations direct in Aries at 7:36 pm EST (thank God that's over.). Hopefully, some will have learned to channel anger differently or resolved agitating emotions. Mars is action, violence, war, bravery, unrest, initiation, and as you can see there are opposites and positives/negatives as all planets (and all things) can demonstrate and hold as qualities or effects. Have we learned that aggression doesn't serve us? Will we ever end wars in favor of peace, which is easier and more natural? Today's color is Maroon.

Saturday: The Moon opposes Uranus in Taurus. This feels stubborn and uneasy. Awakening is not always easy or wanted. Once you know, or wake up, you can't un-know or go back. Events and experiences are likely to lead to more depth and understanding. A conversation, accident or unplanned event, or sudden inner storm means deconstruction to re-create with this Scorpio New Moon. The Sun meets Pluto and Jupiter for an expansion and more full response and expression of the conjunction of those two planets this week. New Moon is exact Sunday at 12:07 am EST. I am including that here and also a Sunday forecast because it all blends. You might feel momentum or one shift after another. Practice soothing emotions in healthy ways. The Moon aligns with Pluto tonight, followed by Jupiter and Saturn in the hours ahead.  New Moon at 9:07 pm Pacific time. Today's color is White.

Sunday:  Scorpio Moon aligns with Jupiter overnight after meeting Pluto last night. Our inner responses awaken and stir. Some will want alone time, and others will need support and to process out loud. The aspect is in harmony so those things may develop or be found easily. The Moon then aligns with Saturn in a very serious, intentional and wise way. The feeling is like knowing what you have to do even if you have avoided it. Surrender and actively participate, at once. Take the action and make the commitment now. New Moon at 12:07 am EST is a Moon of emotional depth, digging in for answers and enlightenment, and for letting go of grudges and destructive tendencies. There will be about this day and New Moon more in next week's forecast. This will at least give you insight to get started and move forward or release. Our color today is Blue.