Last Quarter Moon
“Teton Sunset” photograph by Julia Heemstra
This week, as we close out our current SolLunar cycle, a strong-armed and transformational aspect (which will catalyze historical turning points in 2017) kicks in: Jupiter square Pluto. This three-part transit will return at the end of March 2017 and complete at the beginning of August 2017. When these two extremely powerful planetary fields interact in a stressful and creative square, power struggles ensue in our planet, giant egos seek to further dominate but are often put in check, and major historical shifts, especially in regards to terrorism and money, are set in motion.
Also the finality of the Mercury/Saturn on November 23 can bring either a heaviness to the mind or manifest as a sense of real accomplishment for all you have been working to complete this year.
I will be posting a bit late next week as I am migrating south to my winter home. I will include, at the end of this post, the key elements of the upcoming New SolLunar cycle, which begins on November 29. Both Sun and Moon align exactly with the partnership asteroid of Juno, promising to expand important relationships or bring relationship questions to the fore.
Thank you, beloved friend, Julia Heemstra, for your photograph, and for sharing the beauty of the Earth you find on all your extra-ordinary, inspiring adventures.
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Note: I write my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. If you work with and within the natural flow of time, the 13 Moon cycle, your life will flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings.
Mon November 21
Last Quarter Moon: Sun in Scorpio square Moon in Leo: This aspect actually takes place in the deep of the night, so you might have troubled dreams with conflicts (the nature of the astrological square) or you might make early morning decisions as a result of your dreamtime information. The playful Leo Moon would rather not go back to ‘work’, but the serious Scorpio Sun implies there are things you need to attend to.
Moon/North Node in Leo opposite Neptune/South Node in Aquarius: A sense of forward momentum is taking place in regards to upcoming plans and also shows up as an old acquaintance appearing on your path today.
Tue November 22
Moon in Leo opposite Chiron in Aquarius: The most influential, culture-shifting art often comes from outsiders who are called to lead humanity to a field of new possibilities. If you are such a seeker, claim your own inner outcast today. And express that in the art form of your choosing. This aspect leads healing conversations, or lending a helpful hand to a friend or community member.
Wed November 23
Mercury/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: This annual conjunction makes for serious pondering, stern conversations, a focused work day in which you force yourself to complete challenging tasks, which may involve making an important financial decision.
Moon in Virgo sextile Sun in Scorpio: This work-oriented aspect brings together discerning, detail-oriented Virgo Moon in a complementary relationship to delving, focused Scorpio. It’s also a very stimulating relationship aspect so make time for some shared love if the desire arises.
Thu November 24
Jupiter in Virgo square Pluto in Sagittarius: This is a mega-event in astrological terms. This three-part transit will return at the end of March 2017 and complete at the end first of August 2017. This aspect will dominate events in the first year of the change-up in our government. When these two extremely powerful planetary fields interact in a stressful and creative square, power struggles ensue on our planet, giant egos seek to further dominate but are often put in check, and major historical shifts, especially in regards to terrorism and money, are set in motion. Jupiter/Pluto aspects in astrology are associated with extremes of all kinds, such as being the best of the best athlete or the worst of the worst dictator.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction square Pluto: The emotion-moving Moon conjunct exaggerating Jupiter triggers emotional outbursts (slightly tempered by Virgo’s reserved influence) of both a positive or more challenging kind. Given it is Thanksgiving for many, this aspect also shows up as a cornucopia of nourishing food with the exuberant appetite to indulge. And given the potential fighting aspect above, conversations are sure to be very intense, even combative. You were warned, and you do have a choice as to how you will respond, right?
Fri November 25
Venus/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius square Jupiter in Virgo: The annual Venus/Pluto conjunction shows up as romantic obsessions, power plays, and extreme feelings erupting in the heart chakra. Take the lead of your heart as nothing will stop you today. If challenges try to obstruct you, use the directed Light of your focused mind (the gift of Sagittarius) to dissolve perceived obstacles.
Sat November 26
Mercury in Scorpio trine Uranus/Ceres in Pisces: Both depth and compassion are activated in our communications by this helpful aspect. It also nurtures deeper intimacy in your core relationships, from kids to beloveds to elders. You can help someone readily move through a challenging state of mind by providing another viewpoint.
Sun November 27
Moon in Libra square Mars in Capricorn: This aspect happens in the early morning hours and can make you edgy, short-tempered, overly anxious, especially with those you live with.
Mon November 28
Mercury enters Sagittarius: This feels like a welcome relief as Mercury (our mind, thoughts) enters the optimistic, truth-telling field of Sagittarius. We can use this energy to help us reframe what we see happening in the world, look toward the future, and discover what we must do to get there safely. Find your own sword of truth, your Inner Light of knowing, the place you will take a stand.
Balsamic Moon in Scorpio: Today is the last day of a SolLunar cycle, marking a moment of pause, death, release. As both Sun and Moon are in deep-water Scorpio, honor your tiredness, your need for rest, if the desire arises.
Tue November 29~Wed November 30
New SolLunar cycle in sidereal Scorpio square Lunar Nodes/conjunct Juno: That’s a mouthful, to say the least! This promises to be an exciting, potentially life-changing New SolLunar cycle. That’s because the seeding of this New Moon/New Sun decisively squares the South Node (the past you are done with) and the North Node (the future you are embracing). In addition, both Sun and Moon are exactly aligned with the asteroid of Juno, ruler of our soul-level colleagues, marriage partners, people who will become very significant in our lives. It seems this next four-week period is all about our relationships, or creating the relationships we desire, in our lives.
I may be may a day or two late posting for the next week, due to my travel plans. Thank you for your patience!