“Magnificent Great Grey Owl” by Timothy C. Mayo
Tues Nov 5:
It’s always good to be here now, yet in many ways it might be good today to prepare for Wednesday’s mega astrological events. How? Take time today to consider future plans and get clear in your focus about what steps you want to/need to take next to get it done, be it booking a trip, creating a business plan, deciding to commit to a new partnership. Then when the pressure to act comes tomorrow, it will be smooth sailing. The action-oriented square of delving sexual Scorpio Moon to playful creative Mars in Leo might precipitate a clash of wills. This aspect indicates all kinds of passions are finding expression, beginning with sparring or fighting, leading to making up later with verve.
Wed Nov 6:
Today’s planetary movements are compelling and can mark a turnaround or pivot in your life. Our Sun~life-giving portal of both physical and spiritual sunshine~makes a once annual conjunction with Saturn~astrological ruler of giving birth, making decisions, feeling crimped or trapped. For some, this day will be about discovering a sense of true north (where should I direct my energy) and for others, finality might arrive concerning some facet of life. There comes a moment in which we really truly have to decide, and today is about making a choice. It can be helpful when the Moon~what you need~and Venus~what you desire~make a monthly conjunction. Behold! Needs and desires integrate and become one in the same, no more confusion. And as both of these square off with Ceres in Virgo~healthy nutrition, healing talent, a desire to serve~many of the choices we are making involve diet, agricultural issues, helping those in greater need. Lastly, but of key importance, giant upbeat philosophical philanthropic Jupiter heads into a retrograde period till March 6 2014. Planetary retrogradation manifests as the need for more introspection and reflection. Time to stop so much outer frenetic activity and examine what truly brings you joy. Jupiter is all about joy. Revisit that word and that concept and that feeling in your life. Joy. Use the next four months to shift your life in that direction. You can do this. It is in the stars.
Thu Nov 7:
Phew, I am tired just writing about the intensity of yesterday! All of those influences are still at work in our lives in the coming days as we sort through what just took place. A stimulating positive sextile happens today between Venus and Neptune. Both planets are heart-based (versus logic based) and govern the arts, love, spiritual yearning. This aspect will create some kind of loving connection if you will merge and mingle with your community. Teachers will find students more cooperative. Patients will find their doctors more open to listening to their concerns. Intuition and inspiration are also heightened so make time for your creative pursuits today.
Fri Nov 8:
Today we feel the effects of the waxing sextile between Mars and Saturn, exact tomorrow. This aspect is fabulous for increased energy, determination, action. Think of it as realizing how much strength you have developed in recent weeks because you put in the long hours. Much like lifting weights. There’s a moment when the weight no longer feels heavy, more like invigorating strength. Have you felt that moment? That’s today and tomorrow. Run with it. Or dance with it. Or lift the next level of weight off your shoulders.
Sat Nov 9:
And today is the exact sextile of Mars to Saturn I wrote about yesterday. Mars rules physical vitality~or the level of exhaustion we feel when we aren’t engaged with our passions. With the nudge of serious, focused, disciplined Saturn, there is great potential to make a turnaround or shift. Our emotional Moon aligns with Juno~key partners. Take time to share time with someone you care about. And this: Mercury is in a really fine cooperative trine to Neptune. This means our mental field is in right-brain mode: that’s the intuitive dreamy side of the brain. And as this is the last day Mercury completes its retrograde from Oct 21 2013, the age-old astrological advice is clear out the old, rest, and allow yourself the gift of self reflection. In our overly stimulated, often too busy world, think of this as savoring dessert. Savor your accomplishments, how you have repeatedly risen to meet your challenges. And most importantly savor the gift of life. You are alive to create another day from what brings you joy. No greater wonder.
Sun Nov 10:
By the end of today, Mercury~our planetary ruler of communications, appliances, vehicles, all forms of media~will head back into direct motion in relationship to our Earth. Things will now stop breaking or require repair, at least until the next cycle starting Feb 6 2014. Congratulations! You have experienced some form of upgrade be it in the dreamtime or in this Earthly plane. The Moon in Aquarius aligns with Neptune. The question arises: ‘do I spend time with my compatriots or take time for divine communion with the spirit realm?’ Aquarius is both socially engaged but can also bring up feelings of being an outsider. Allow yourself the mood of the day to guide you to what nurtures you now. If you are feeling anti-social today, it doesn’t mean forever. We must learn to trust more deeply, the wisdom and guidance of our emotional wave and where it naturally, organically, vitally leads us moment to moment.
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