Contemplating the Old Year Passing, the New Year Approaching and Astrology

With just a few days remaining in 2016, with so many comments being shared about the stress and pain of 2016, with so much yearning for the end of 2016, we are creating a very high level of expectations for 2017…

Honoring a collective sense of – I name it – ‘peril’, we come together to nurture hope…

We share our experiences, finding connections. We extend ourselves outward, building support. We offer knowledge, yielding comfort through explanation…


  Thoth and Mercure…


Here I 0ffer knowledge which is widely held and verifiable under the auspices of any number of Astrological organizations, including ISAR, AFA, Kepler College and Sophia Centre.

Well, that was a Saturnine thing to say in the midst of so much peace, love and understanding. Nevertheless, as I peruse my chosen social media, I am struck by my desire for more true knowledge being disseminated as well as much less hearsay and mis-conclusions.

Astrology is a platform for offering explanations. Without question, this ability is one of its greatest strengths. Astrology’s own platform is amazing, complex and not to be trifled with. I offer the following astrological insights as we step out of 2016 and into 2017.

Regarding 2016, Uranus and Pluto have been the dominant planetary forces. They have been at odds for months, in a more or less precise configuration, creating a combination which generates shocks, surprises, changes of course – at the most unexpected and inconvenient moments, a sense of need, to hang on – even to cling – to what makes/made sense, but a recognition of each transformation as opportunity knocking.

Astrology offers us insight: What propensities are being nurtured? What challenges will be presented? How will I address these propensities (good and bad), and handle these challenges? Astrology is knowledge to be applied in making good choices.

Regarding this week, the final week of 2016, Uranus and Pluto linger still. Meanwhile, Jupiter has joined their configuration in rather difficult relationships. Jupiter, the Benevolent, the Father, the Maker of Abundance, all true. Also true? Too much, more than enough and over expansion are also Jupiter’s expressions. Yes, heavy, sad and down, exacerbated.

Astrology does not create, maintain nor inflict good or bad, kindness or evil. Astrology reveals potentials and possibilities; it reveals questions to be answered; habits to be employed, or perhaps overcome. Astrology does not do these things by being simple (e.g.: “It must be because Mercury is in retrograde!” or having a single track focus (e.g.: “I’m a Gemini.”), nor by having simple answers to life’s questions, or world problems (e.g.: “Planet – Square – Planet” with no discussion of what that means).

There is a notable Astrological shift taking place right now which may influence us, or you. Uranus, which spends, from our Earthly perspective, about half its time in retrograde, is currently stationing into direct (forward) movement. Because the farthest away (outer) planets, like Uranus, spend so much time in retrograde, their shifting tends to be the most influential period. Hence, it is another factor to consider regarding the increased sense of peril described by many of us.

Uranus always instigates change. The most likely particular change may be found in other Astrological indicators, or it may be right there in the pit of your stomach, or the depth of your soul, just waiting for you to recognize it.

Astrology of any given day is informative, but it is limited due to lack of context, and moreover, precision. To set the context and to maximize the transits of each day, week, month, year, it is best to put your own natal chart at the center of the picture. Ask: Where do I stand in the Astrological Universe? What is influencing me and how might I respond? Making the most of Astrology requires honoring and applying the full depth of its tenets.

Moonbeam Mage, Contemplation, and the Essay…will continue…

Dark Moon_mtns_thCAXLJZ0OMake the most of final hours, final Dark Moon of 2016

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Astrology for Pagans

Hermes TBegins 25 October 2016, 9PM ET: Astrology for Pagans.

An on-line class offered by Ardantane Pagan Learning Center.

Join Moonbeam Mage, Tuesdays for 4 weeks.

Explore astrology from a down-to-Earth, Pagan perspective, including your relationships with the planetary deities, becoming aware of the energy tides around you, and how to perform astrological divination.

Registration is open at > Courses and Retreats, See: October course offerings.

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Astrology for Pagans One

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Register today! Only 24 hours left to get it done.

Join Moonbeam Mage on-line for  this learning experience in the basics of Astrology.

Learn the reality of the old adage, “as above, so below.”

Discover new power to boost your Magicks.

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Ardantane’s Astrology for Pagans One with Moonbeam Mage

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Pagans, Wiccans and People of Magick in general, have special uses for Astrology. Many of these applications have been lost, but many were simply forgotten, pushed aside or just tucked away because they are too much trouble. This course offers the student an opportunity to begin to retrieve these overlooked and underused Astrological practices and apply them to her or his life.

This class is designed with that goal in mind. We will learn about and explore Astrological symbols, meanings, tools and techniques that you can apply to your practices right now, and for years to come. We will also begin to build the foundation of your learning to read and understand natal charts – mostly via working with our own charts, cast during the course of our studies.

Register now for the four classes of “Astrology for Pagans One,” beginning Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 9PM EDT on-line via WebEx.  To register, go to  > Courses & Retreats, scroll down to June: “Astrology for Pagans One.”

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

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Evolutionary Astrology for Pagans Two

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Moonbeam Mage will be teaching “Evolutionary Astrology for Pagans Two” on-line for Ardantane. The course will run 4 weeks on Tuesday nights. Start date is 5 April and the class will be at 9:00 PM EDT.

This course will refresh our first steps in Evolutionary Astrology and take us further into the intricacies of its nature and application. Read the full course description at:

Feel free to contact  if you have questions.

Go to: > Courses and Retreats to register.


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April New Moon in Aries

Bradenton FL, 18 April 2015, 2:56:18 PM

Bradenton FL, 18 April 2015, 2:56:18 PM

Here is a reminder that the New Moon is tomorrow, 18 April 2015.  In Bradenton FL at 2:56:18 PM.

First, this means tonight is the Dark Moon (Aries). On the Dark Moon night, of all phases, the veil is the thinnest.

Second to know is that tomorrow at the New Moon, She begins to wax.

Third, Her Fullness (in Scorpio, 11th House) will be reached on 3 May 2015, in Bradenton FL at 11:42:37 PM.

On that Full Moon weekend (1 May – 3 May), Pagans all around the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate Beltane. Some Pagans celebrate Beltane according to the Full Moon closest to midway between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice (Yes! This one.)

Perhaps among the celebrating Pagans there are those who will invite the Young Oak King, or the Stag Horned God or the Green Man and maybe Flora, or the Goddess of the Spring or Blodeuedd to join there Fire Circles, Sacred Rites and Beltane Rituals. Faeries and Devas dwelling in every realm known and unknown will be included in the invitation to join the revelry.

So here we are, at the best night of the year to begin our call to the Spirits of Beltane!

Start the summons tonight – when the veil is thin, transparent, ethereal. Call to Faerie, Deva and Undine, call to the God and the Goddess!

Then, be sure to send it out each night, as Her Lunar power grows, as She waxes to Her fullness on a night most auspicious, until that Beltane celebration around the Bal – Fire, when surely All Spirits of Beltane will be with us!

)O( MM

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July New Moon in Leo

Once again the New Moon is with us. Tonight (25 July), as I write, is the night of the Dark Moon and by tomorrow evening (6:42 PM EDT) She will pass into Her Waxing time.

Tonight’s Dark Moon is in the astrological sign of Cancer. This is the domicile of the Moon; She is at home, comfortable and Her energy is gentle, nurturing and giving. If you venture into the deepest layers of your own inner workings on this night, She will be kind to you, guide you and keep you safe there. Trust Her Lunar wisdom.

NM_Leo_stars_thBefore the Sun rises tomorrow (26 July), the Moon will rise – He at 6:51 AM EDT, She at 6:37 AM EDT. Such is their journey at this time of Her cycle; they rise and set close in time to each other. As the morning moves toward mid-day (at 10:55 AM EDT), the Moon will pass from Her home in Cancer into the Sun’s domicile of Leo. It is in their close proximity in the same astrological sign that we define the beginning of Her cycle. We call Her the New Moon as they reach their conjunction (6:42 PM EDT), the closest astrological angle they make to each other in a month.

In Leo the Moon feels the strength of the Sun’s will, the power of His desire to achieve self-actualization and the force of creative energy flowing. She has been in Her Dark time, dwelling and moving ever inward. Now, simultaneously She moves into Her phase toward the Light and into the sign of the Sun’s greatest influence. Her journey and ours is thus empowered and Her will is Divine.

If you feel yourself seeking the ideal in all things, good and bad – perfect love, absolute hatred, perfect wisdom, absolute irrationality, perfect forgiveness, absolute cruelty – you are under Her influence. The energy of the New Moon disdains compromise. It craves the pure and undiluted. Naturally, reality holds no such perfection; there will be disappointments.

Yet, we will be filled with the desire to face the new, the unexplored and the fresh. Our mind set is, “anything is possible” under the New Moon and this energy can be put to good use. From the most complex to the most mundane, if you desire to become pregnant or simply to get a good start on your latest jigsaw puzzle, under this New Moon is a grand opportunity to seize the energy and make it happen.

Or, enjoy the free spirit within yourself. Ask your inner child what s/he would like to do. Do something you usually do not allow yourself to indulge in. Recall the feeling of youth, always looking forward, anticipating the unknown and the unpredictable. Revel in the child-like ability to transform your surroundings with your imagination.

This wondrous New Moon energy can also be put to practical use. If you have been close, but holding back on certain investments, buying a new home, or getting married – the New Moon energy – and as She continues to Wax – is a grand time to get on with any of these new starts. If your garden is abundant with vegetables, fruits, or herbs, it is a perfect time to harvest and put by your bounty. Perhaps you are a diviner of the future? New Moon and Waxing Moon energy carries your gaze into the near future so that you may discern answers to short term questions you may have about tomorrow, or later this week.

A caution, however, this empowering energy can lead to over-indulgence of our self-serving purposes. Find someone who would benefit from sharing your passion to go, do, and get started. The benefit of your investment is bound to grow if you have each other to keep yourselves in check.

Waxing CrescentAs the Moon Waxes and moves on through the Zodiac, Lughnasadh – the first harvest – is also approaching. At the Summer Solstice we entered the “Tide of Reaping.” Now we approach the halfway point of the tide. Even as we see the product of our labors come to fruition, new labors begin. Like the journey of our Soul, the journey of Mother Moon and the turning of the Wheel of the Year, the cycles are ever ending and ever beginning…

Some New Moon Goddesses  

Diana (Greek) – the Waxing Crescent is called Diana’s Bow by some.
Gungu (Aryan)
Jarah (Hebrew)
Juno (Roman)
Kuhu (Aryan)
Prosymna (Greek)
Sardarnuna (Sumerian)

Upcoming Moon Void of Course Times & Duration

18 July, 10:18 PM EDT to 19 July, 4:43 AM EDT
21 July, 10:13 AM EDT to 12:37 PM EDT
23 July, 8:53 PM EDT to 10:59 PM EDT
25 July, 9:53 AM EDT to 10:25 PM EDT
27 July, 8:37 PM EDT to 28 July, 11:37 PM EDT
31 July, 10:47 AM EDT to 12:09 PM EDT
1 August, 10:58 PM EDT to 2 August, 10:57 PM EDT
4 August, 1:43 PM EDT to 5 August, 6:19 AM EDT
6 August, 10:52 AM EDT to 7 August, 9:38 AM EDT
9 August, 4:09 AM EDT to 9:52 AM EDT
10 August, 6:12 PM EDT, to 11 August 8:55 AM EDT
12 August, 12:01 PM EDT to 13 August, 9:00 AM EDT

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June New Moon in Cancer

As the Moon wanes past Hecate’s sickle – that last crescent before She is dark, Moonbeam Mage finds herself pondering the nuances of this Phase of the Moon. Some will say, “Ahh the New Moon is upon us.” Others will call Her “The Dark Moon.” Let’s sort through these assignations and explore the energy available.

New Moon_graphicIn Bradenton, Florida, according to Solar Fire software, the Moon will be exactly conjunct the Sun astrologically (both at 05 degrees Cancer 37’) at 4:08:19 AM on Friday morning 27 June. This coincides (they round to the next minute) with the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department (USNOAAD) stated time for the New Moon in the same location as 4:09 AM Friday. When the Sun and the Moon appear to be in the same place at the same time from Earth, the Moon is dark to us. Her back to the Sun, Her shadowy shape is barely discernible. Hence, She is the Dark Moon.

See how it goes, the USNOAAD publishes a time for the New Moon. Astrology talks about the Sun and Moon conjunct and astronomically we observe that at that moment She is dark to us – the Dark Moon. In fact for hours leading up to that conjunction, She is Dark. Notice the Current Moon depiction in the upper right corner on this page, if it is late Thursday the 26th or early Friday the 27th  (the closer to that 4:08/09 AM time the better), that depiction is showing you a completely black disk.

It is widely agreed that the energy of the Moon as She wanes is a diminishing energy; it is flowing in an outward, leave-taking direction. Wise Women and Cunning Men have long understood this energy as best for sending away the unwanted, tossing out the unwelcome and sending forth the no longer needed. As long as the Moon is waning, until She passes that point of conjunction, these are best practices for Moon Magick. Not to be NewMoon_Cancerforgotten, She is also basking in Cancer, the Moon is in Her domicile, at home where thoughts go to family, loved ones and nurturing open arms.

As She approaches Her Dark Phase, another realm opens to our exploration: Divination. Drawing us in, showing us the way to the inward void of deepest knowledge, the Moon facilitates our seeking. Tonight (as I write on Thursday afternoon) is the time during every month when the veil thins and we have our easiest access, with the guidance of Mother Moon, to the realms outside the one we walk daily. This month, Neptune will be Her companion. His power is to create illusion or clarity – you must see for yourself, in the Tarot, the Scrying Mirror, with your favorite divinatory tool. Pluto will also be reaching out to Mother Moon, attempting to strike a balance with Her. Heed his call to transform, to evolve, to move past what needs moving past, so that you may begin again.

Once the Moon moves on along Her path and leaves the direct spotlight of the Sun on Her back, She begins to wax. The New Moon is gathering energy to Herself; She begins to replenish and build toward Her Full Phase once again. Once we see Diana’s bow, within 2 to 3 days past Her Dark Phase, you will know that new beginnings, new projects, new thoughts and new ideas all have begun to bud toward blossoming.  Any fresh starts or new start-ups you have been planning – these first hours and days of waxing the Moon encourages us, “Do it now!”

Upcoming Moon Void of Course Times & Duration

21 June, 6:25 PM EDT to 11:04 PM EDT
23 June, 9:50 PM EDT to 24 June, 7:07 AM EDT
26 June, 7:57 AM EDT to 5:07 PM EDT
28 June, 9:04 PM EDT to 29 June 4:44 AM EDT
1 July, 6:01 AM EDT to 5:24 PM EDT
4 July, 12:22 AM EDT to 5:44 AM EDT
8 July, 11:31 AM EDT to 3:24 PM EDT
10 July, 8:20 PM EDT to 11:25 PM EDT
12 July, 9:57 PM EDT to 11:07 PM EDT
14 July, 3:23 PM EDT to 10:41 PM EDT
16 July, 8:58 PM to 17 July 12:07 AM EDT
18 July, 10:18 PM EDT to 19 July, 4:43 AM EDT
21 July, 10:13 AM to 12:37 PM EDT

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June Full Moon in Sagittarius

Sagittarius_Purple_StarsHave you seen the many posts on the social media sites regarding this week’s June Full Moon? There seems to be a certain amount of interest – excitement even, within the community of people who pay some attention to the Moon’s phases that the Full Moon will be on Friday the 13th.

Granted, if you live in the US in the Eastern Time Zone, the Moon will reach Her Fullness on Friday, 13 June – just before 12:12 AM. That is, just after midnight on what most of us will still be thinking of as Thursday night – if we are not fast asleep and past the point of thinking about what day it is! When we get up Friday morning, the Moon will be setting (7:06 AM EDT) and She will be a good 4 degrees past being Full.

If your practice is to celebrate the Full Moon, to hold an Esbat Ritual, and you wait until Friday night – well, sad to say, the Full Moon will already have passed. By sunset Friday evening, 8:26 PM EDT, the Moon will not only have moved on more than 12 degrees from her position of Full at 22 degrees Sagittarius 05 minutes, She will have moved into the next Astrological Sign of Capricorn. Of course the circumstances will be similar if you are inclined to wait for the Moon actually to rise on Friday night before beginning your Ritual. She will rise at 9:03 PM EDT, allowing Her to move another half degree or so into Capricorn.

Celebration of the Full Moon often entails an assumption that the Moon is at Her maximum influence. We understand that as She waxes, Her power increases and at the moment of Full Her power peaks. After that moment, Her power begins to diminish, She is waning. Yes, there is still great energy available, but if you accept the idea that diminishing energy creates a significantly different flow from building energy, then knowing which is going on is tantamount to planning your Ritual.

Likewise, if you have planned your Ritual for the Full Moon in Sagittarius, but you wait until Friday evening when She has moved into Capricorn, you will be working with very different Moon energy. A Sagittarius Moon inspires and stirs our passions and ideals. She encourages us to seek our visions and revel in freedom. The Capricorn Moon speaks to us of responsibility, rules and boundaries. In essence this Capricorn energy is the antithesis of the Sagittarius energy. Waxing Sagittarius will be available Thursday evening at its highest levels, and reach its maximum at 12:12 AM EDT Friday morning.

Perhaps you include consideration of the Planetary Day in your Ritual planning? Thursday is the day of Jupiter, who rules Sagittarius. This coinciding occurrence is empowerment from the Natural Magick surrounding us!

2014_FM_June_Planet Hours chartConsider this, between Moon rise Thursday night at 8:03 PM EDT and the moment of the Full Moon, the order of the Planetary Hours will be: Mercury’s, the Moons (!), Saturn’s, Jupiter’s (!), Mars’s and the Sun’s. Once again, a Ritual performed between 8:21 PM EDT and 9:13 PM EDT (the Moon’s hour), or between 10:04 PM EDT and 10:56 PM EDT (Jupiter’s Hour) will be done in an environment of energy flowing, working and empowering your Magick to the maximum extent. Depending upon the goal(s) of your Ritual, you may choose one or the other.

In the complex world in which we live we suffer exposure to so many thoughts, beliefs and perceptions. Sometimes gross over generalizations are made that sound intriguing, or look like events of importance. Sometimes there is some truth, some useful kernel of Natural Magick involved. Other times, the Natural Magick is obscured or overlooked. Whatever you may make of Friday the 13th – a fairly recent (19th Century) folklore invented in the Western world, Astrology offers you ancient knowledge that is tried and true. When pondering what is Above and thus what will be Below, Astrology is a most reliable companion.

Upcoming Moon Void of Course Times & Duration

8 June, 3:48 PM EDT to 9 June, 6:39 AM EDT
10 June, 10:22 PM EDT to 11 June, 11:24 AM EDT
13 June, 12:13 AM EDT to 1:06 PM EDT
15 June, 2:36 AM EDT to 1:28 PM EDT
17 June, 2:08 PM EDT to 2:27 PM EDT
19 June, 3:07 PM EDT to 5:27 PM EDT
21 June, 6:25 PM EDT to 11:04 PM EDT
23 June, 9:50 PM EDT to 24 June, 7:07 AM EDT
26 June, 7:57 AM EDT to 5:07 PM EDT
28 June, 9:04 PM EDT to 29 June 4:44 AM EDT

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November Third Quarter Moon


Moon PhasesOnce past Her fullness, the Moon begins to wane, entering Her Third Quarter. Today (19 November), She is a Waning Gibbous Moon. Her energy is turning inward. While She expressed Her Fullest moment in Taurus on Sunday (17 November), that evening at 7:07 PM EST, She entered Gemini where She continues to travel today.

This morning She squared off with Mars, a sometimes jolting and high energy encounter which you may have felt in a similar way. From that encounter Mother Moon took a solitary path which She will keep until Wednesday early morning. The Gemini energy creates mental stimulus, keeping the mind alert, or perhaps restless. It is a great time to challenge friends to games that test their mental agility.

As the Moon glides into Cancer on Wednesday morning (20 November) you may feel a wave of comfort and contentment. She is at home here, nurtured and looked after. Enjoy the urge to do the same for your loved ones, and their attentions of the same kind. Around mid-day the Moon and Neptune make contact, now the warm glow you have been feeling may become wistful. If you are able, follow Mother Moon’s lead, do something for someone that she or he may only have dreamed of someone doing.

Overnight, the Moon begins a very busy day of interacting. While you are dreaming, She will face off with Uranus, come into contention with Pluto and receive some welcome support from Mercury. These energies may influence your dreams to become fitful, filled with urges to seek radical solutions and changes of great magnitude. Or, if you are one of those who works overnight, these energies will be around you in your night time activities.

Mercury’s involvement could allow your waking to hold explanations of the mental images you dreamed. Or, He may allow you to articulate the rationale behind your behavior as you work. By mid-day Thursday (21 November), Venus seeks the Moon’s attention. Some emotional challenges may arise and a feeling of uncertainty regarding their resolution.

Within a few hours, Saturn’s energy can be felt as He makes contact with the Moon. His is often the voice of reason and it never hurts to listen. If you feel a need to assert your own boundaries, or stick to a rule that has served you well in the past, go with it. Mother Moon encourages you to trust yourself and the lessons Saturn may have taught you before.

Late Thursday night the Moon visits Jupiter who is making His home in Cancer these days. All things are multiplied under His influence, and the Moon’s energy is no exception. This may be a night of wishing only to wrap up in a cozy favorite spot at home and enjoy the embrace of home, hearth and family. Or, your heart may fill with the desire to reach out beyond the usual boundaries of your own home. Perhaps there is something you can do to insure that someone you may not know experiences the joy of being taken care of.

Overnight, into the very early morning hours of Friday (22 November), the Moon makes a quick, friendly visit with Mars. A shot of start up energy may be felt. This visit past, Mother Moon allows herself the respite of a lone journey with no contact for the rest of the day. It should be a day of steady emotions, a time to reflect on what you have enjoyed under the Cancer Moon and to look forward to the new dynamics of the Moon in Leo. This evening, at 6:56 PM EST, the Moon begins to be bathed in those energies. Creative juices flow. To do and make, and be applauded for it, is all we really desire under this Moon. Be complimentary yourself, raise up those around you and the appreciation will stream back to you.

Later tonight, the Moon and Sun rendezvous under very positive circumstances. When these two work in synchronization, it can be a wondrous feeling for us. With strength of will and character in tandem with emotional fortitude, you may feel you are ready to take on any previously perceived as monumental task. If it can be accomplished tonight, or with only needing some finishing touches in the morning, go for it.

Saturday morning (23 November) holds no big surprises or impediments to following through with the boost the Moon and Sun created last night. The Moon in Leo energy will see you thrive on a new accomplishment. Around mid-day, the Moon and Uranus make contact. Uranus energy always sets us thinking in unique, perhaps radical ways. Mother Moon may express those energies to you as an urge to make some changes. Always be cautious when She is listening to Uranus. Open your eyes, allow time to consider before you leap.

Late tonight the Moon will square off with Mercury. When these two do not see eye-to-eye, it can be tumultuous for us. You may experience difficulty expressing the feelings you wish to share, or you may feel pressured to articulate something you simply are not prepared to share. Know that at this time, it is most important to realize it is this energy that is effecting you, and to be satisfied to await its resolution. You simply may not have a ready solution.

While the Moon’s night will be uneventful, just before dawn Sunday morning (24 November) She will be in contention once again. This time with Saturn. You know Saturn will have us stick to our life rules and scolds when we stray. Mother Moon will take the brunt of His ire and you may feel unsettled upon awakening. If you immediately feel you have been caught out, or disciplined in your sleep, or feel it is imminent, it is quite likely residual effects from their encounter.

 The Moon’s method of shaking it off is to take the day journeying on Her own, making no contact with Her companions until tomorrow morning. Follow Her lead. Know that Saturn is only nudging you because it is His nature, and it is Mother Moon’s job to protect you. Their disagreement is an opportunity to explore your own boundaries, habits and ways to discern if there is room for improvement, if you have strayed from your goals. Do not fret, simply assess, apply and go on.

Monday morning (25 November) first thing (7:11 AM EST), the Moon enters Virgo. It is a perfect day for doing what must be done. If you are at home you will want to tend to domestic duties. It is unlikely you will be tempted to laze the day away. If at work, you may find yourself more than a little concerned with how you approach your tasks, and that protocol be followed in every detail. Midday, Uranus waves to the Moon, enticing Her to feel His urging to abandon the work at hand, to escape to some other endeavor. You may feel the tug, and struggle with it, but at worst you will negotiate a deal with yourself. Something like, getting this and that done, and then going to your favorite coffee shop for a short break, before you come back and finish up.

As the Sun approaches Mother Moon later this afternoon may be a good time to take that break. Their visit will be less than cooperative. With your intuition arguing with your rational self, whatever tasks you have set yourself may suffer anyway. Take that break between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM to minimize the effect of their bickering. The rest of the day should find you contentedly facing your duties, at work and at home.

As Monday gives way to Tuesday (26 November), in the small hours of the morning, the Moon takes a hand from Pluto. His energy can be stabilizing, if you see it coming. Or, it can rock your foundation. As you awaken Tuesday morning, recall your dreams, there may be messages of import carried by the Moon as Pluto made contact with Her.

Much later in the day, Saturn and then Mercury draw Mother Moon’s attention to themselves. This should be a good time for you to convey an important plan, or set of instructions, or preferred order of action to someone. Allow these two strong influences working through Mother Moon to enhance your ability to say what needs to be said to ensure the best execution of something of import.

This evening you may feel inclined to please yourself with some window shopping, a trip through your favorite park, or some quality time with a dear one. When the Moon and Venus are on good terms, as they will be during this evening, such urges come to us. As the evening becomes night, Jupiter enjoins Mother Moon to continue the feel good theme of the evening. He is dwelling in Her domicile and is very well treated there. He wishes us to spread the joy and contentment He is enjoying.   

Wednesday morning (27 November) commences on a very different footing, as the Moon and Mars make very close contact and their combined energy sparks very different inclinations. You may find yourself wearing your emotions on your sleeve, sharing them without hesitation in what may feel like an act of self-preservation. Forewarned is forearmed, be aware of this inflammatory possibility and try to minimize it. Unless you have been postponing a necessary confrontation, but simply have not had the courage to pursue it; in which case, this may be your moment.

After the fiery encounter with Mars, Mother Moon keeps to a path of solitude, making contact with none of Her companions for the remainder of the day. This evening, She enters Libra where the energy She is surrounded by promises Her harmony and balance. Regardless of which influence the day’s Mars energy has had upon you, following the Moon’s example of focusing inward and allowing the Libra energy to wash over you will be uplifting. The Moon is very close to Her darkest time, waning toward it day-by-day this week. Now is an opportune time to begin to tap into that transition for your own benefit as well.

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