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I realized something last week in connection to the Chiron station: as human beings, we all have our limitations and anomalies.
Self-rejection can be a big part of the Chiron-wound; if we can embrace and accept our own limitations or anomalies, we are less likely to expect everyone else to be without them. We can then simply meet everyone, including ourselves, where we are (without judgement).
In my own experience, a lot of frustrations and grievances come from the unrealistic expectation that everyone out there (myself included) is without limitations, wounding and fears -- we are all supposed to operate at our highest potential at all times. On top of that expectation, I also sometimes take other people's limitations personally... For those of you who identify with this: How can we observe this and be kind, loving and gentle with ourselves?
This week's headline items: the last Quarter Moon in Virgo becomes exact on Thursday very early morning,Venus changes signs from Libra to Scorpio on Friday late evening -- and the Chiron station ends on Saturday evening.
There are three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday late evening (for 7 hours), Thursday late evening (17.5 hours), and Sunday evening (21.5 hours).
Monday: the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day. It will journey there until Wednesday morning. We have a chance to appreciate ourselves and our lives -- and to connect to the heart. Hand out as many compliments as possible, they will be deeply appreciated :-)
Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you squeak just thinking about it? More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
Monday starts out uneasy. We need to develop inner awareness around our sensitivities and bring compassion to them. In the later morning, things flow nicely; we feel excited about new commitments and worldviews. In the afternoon, we have an opportunity to get things done, moving exciting projects forward.
Towards the later evening, we are asked to bring awareness to whatever it is we feel most passionate about -- as in the earlier morning, we feel an internal unease. Are we after laughter and joy? Or intense and authentic emotion? As best as you can, make adjustments as needed, and drop any self-judgment.
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Tuesday: the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Monday for details).
Tuesday morning, a harmonious Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 9am EST. We started feeling this aspect from this past Sunday on; it will be strong until this Thursday. This aspect supports a connection between our higher mind and our day-to-day mind. We are able to receive inspiration from higher places and maybe even look into the future. We are able to communicate our vision for a better future; insights arise from these communications.
This is an opportune time for the following: meetings and other organized group activities; communicating online, activities involving computers, scientific projects, and/or metaphysics. Our intuition is strong: original, creative insights and ideas come "out of the blue". As best as you can, stay open to these "downloads" -- they might change how you see life ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-20 degrees of Sagittarius, Aries or Leo? If so, you will feel especially blessed by this connection. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)
Tuesday late morning, challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 11:01am EST. We started feeling this aspect from this past Sunday on; it will be strong until this Thursday. This combination might bring up some insecurities in our verbal, in-person or email interactions.
That said, this could also be an opportunity for healing; we are energized to move past harsh criticism of ourselves or others, towards more loving and compassionate structures for thinking and communicating. As best as you can, stretch yourself -- and be open to bringing love and understanding to it all (and that includes you) :-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in 14-20 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo or Gemini? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).
Tuesday at 10:09pm EST, we enter a 7-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 5:09am EST (Wednesday morning). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect and collaborate with others -- and if possible, have some fun doing it ;-) As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow.
Wednesday at 5:09am EST, the Moon moves into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Friday afternoon. This turns our focus toward practical activities. Solving problems, making order out of confusion, helping others: all bring emotional satisfaction.
Health might come into focus. We notice the parts that make up the whole; this is a great time to see if our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.), align with our long-term goals. This Moon placement starts the build-up towards the last Quarter Moon (exact on Thursday very early morning).
Thursday:the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Wednesday morning for details).
Thursday very early morning, at 2:40am EST, the last Quarter Moon in almost 11 degrees of Virgo becomes exact. We start to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon enters Virgo on Wednesday morning. The Moon in detail-oriented, helpful and practical Virgo makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. This may bring challenges; however, it also energizes us to face what demands completion or change. This Moon phase brings us closer to Dec. 11th's New Moon.
During the last Quarter Moon, we are better served by reviewing those projects we began around the last New Moon -- in this case, that would be Nov. 11th -- as opposed to launching new ones. Out of those projects, what needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since then? What did it mean for you? As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up (whether internally, or with others).
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-13 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini or Pisces? If so, you will feel this month's last Quarter Moon quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.
Thursday at 11:59pm EST, we enter a 17.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC) that lasts until 5:34pm EST (Friday afternoon). Use this intuitive time to take care of all the wonderful details that support a smoother and healthier day-to-day experience. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your evening and Friday Day ahead of time ;-)
Friday: the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo and VoC until 5:34pm EST (see Wednesday morning for details).
Friday morning, challenging Mercury/Jupiter aspectbecomes exact at 7:53am EST. We started feeling this aspect build from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Sunday. This aspect asks that we grow and evolve around how we communicate — and how that communication lands. We may have to find creative ways to communicate from a place that honors ourselves and our values; we may have to learn about our thinking processes and conditioning.
We want to share our ideas without limitations, and we want to do it now; we might therefore drift into exaggeration, impracticality, impulsiveness and frustration. The upside to all this: we can be extraordinarily funny, interesting and creative. Ask yourself: What is true? What is fiction? What is "truth" -- does it exist? How does my need to be "right" influence my answers?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-24 degrees of Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini or Pisces? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter of Sagittarius).
Friday at 5:34pm EST, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Monday morning. The energy of the Libra Moon wants to maintain equal relationships: we thus tend to spend more time on diplomacy -- making compromises, negotiating, practicing graciousness, balancing, etc.
We can better set aside our emotions, to achieve the peace we desire; the shadow side of this is a tendency to avoid direct confrontations. We see both sides -- and may also fear loss of approval -- so we can't decide. As best as you can, find your inner balance with this... and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm.
Friday at 11:15pm EST, Venus moves from relationship-oriented, harmony-seeking Libra and begins a journey through passionate, intense, all-or-nothing Scorpio that will last until Dec. 30th. Until then, our relationships will get a lot of attention. We have a unique intensity, coupled with a willingness to commit now; our actions in love tend to promise deep commitment and sexual pleasure, even if we are not talking about this directly.
Venus in Scorpio seems fearless when it comes to intimacy. We are intensely loyal at this time and will expect the same from our partner; mistrust is the biggest obstacle to forming a relationship. We feel a need to cut through the fluff and can see others exactly for who they are -- it's like having X-ray vision of the heart. As best as you can, honor this by being straight with others -- especially if it's someone you have (or want to have) a romantic relationship with.
With regards to finances, we are more likely to put our money into things we feel really passionate about. Recommended: Investments in transformational programs, partnerships with others.
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra? If so, you will feel more passionate and deeply loyal for the next 3.5 weeks; your heart will want to go deeper and connect intimately with others. If you are a Scorpio Sun-sign or Rising-sign, for as long as Venus is in your sign, you will attract more love, abundance and beauty into your life.
Saturday: the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Friday afternoon for details).
Saturday evening, Chiron resumes its normal pace through the sky, ending its station today: Healing, embracing our own humanity, and making peace with our past will get easier. As best as you can, lovingly observe (and even embrace) your own limitations and anomalies... and welcome yourself to the human race.
Very often, we are not even aware of rejecting ourselves. Here is how that can happen: Any time we blame someone (or something) else for what's occurring, we are in fact rejecting a part of ourselves. Could you forgive yourself for any self-rejection (past, present or future)?
Sunday: the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Friday afternoon for details).
Sunday morning, an opportune Sun/Mars aspect becomes exact at 5:14am EST. We started feeling this connection from Thursday on; it will be strong until Monday of next week. This aspect provides an opportunity to connect our inner joy to our personal goals. We feel confident about our abilities and our judgment and are more able to assert ourselves without rubbing people the wrong way.
That said, as with any opportunity, we have to “take” this one: It requires taking actions on our part. What is a simple action you could take in a spirit of joy and passion?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-15 degrees of Sagittarius, Libra, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Aries (the Sun rules Leo; Mars is the ruler of Aries)
Sunday afternoon, a challenging Mars/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 3:52pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday on; it will be strong until next Friday (Dec.11th). Our ambition and drive to succeed are incredibly strong now; we feel prepared to go to any lengths, in order to achieve our goals -- and we have the required energy. It's a real need to achieve, a compulsion even -- we often find it difficult to stop.
This aspect could also lead to power struggles: We could find ourselves pushing for fairer treatment from an authority figure, or cooperation from others. Given that we want this at any cost, push could come to shove -- and then we're in a shoving match -- with Mars and Pluto involved, we may not know when enough is enough.
As best as you can, tap into the power of the love within. Find creative ways to empower yourself and others. Flexibility is key -- and walking away for 10 minutes might just save you from doing something you later regret ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-17 degrees of Libra, Capricorn, Cancer or Aries? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Scorpio (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Pluto rules Scorpio)
Sunday at 9:03pm EST we enter a 9.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC) that lasts until 6:26am EST (Monday morning). Use this intuitive time to connect and collaborate with others outside your regular comfort zone. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your evening/night ahead of time ;-)
A head's up for next Monday: At 6:26am EST, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Wednesday of next week. In the early afternoon, we enter the Balsamic Moon phase, which brings us closer to the next New Moon (exact on Dec.11th)...More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
Have a fantastic week!
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