All the wild horses gracefully silhouetted by the morning Sun and Moon. The wisdom teeming through their majesty conveys a sense of transcendent tranquility this morning. A sense that we have the capacity to accomplish absolutely anything we want to accomplish, as long as we don’t lose sight of how important the peace and tranquility of life really is. As Neptune stations on today’s New Moon at 4° Sagittarius, we feel compelled to commune with the owls, the horses, the sea, in hopes of understanding the wisdom of their medicine. Today is a prayer for what lies ahead. Bow to the skies and the sea and all that exists within.
“Hope is faith and trust in love. A choice to trust the truth of love, because the heart harmonically resonates with truth and love. It’s what resolves the incomprehensible. What’s left when there is no understanding why human beings inflict violent death upon those who speak to us of love?” – Maggie Belisle
Mercury stations direct today at 11° Scorpio. The messenger has fathomed the dark reaches of our inner underworld and is now preparing to return. The work we’ve done over the past three weeks, knowingly or not, was important work for our souls. As subtle as it may seem, all that was discovered, realized, and revealed over this time has cleared a path for an abundance of regenerative opportunities in our inner lives. Opportunities to expand our awareness into perspectives we have only heard faint whispers of. Opportunities to more fully understand the limitations and mortality of ourselves and our loved ones. Opportunities to birth a new direction or initiative in our life, thanks to our new awareness, perspective, and understanding. Embracing that which empowers us enables the fruits of our efforts to ripen and sustain us. Moon in Virgo sextile Mercury today supports this work, this initiative, this new direction. Awaken to You. Feel the love emanating from the cosmos within. You breathe it every day.
Mercury retrograde is so much more than computer glitches, thwarted plans, and communication breakdowns, it is a time of reflecting upon how we think and perceive our world. Continuing deeper reflection upon the subtle nuances we create and react to in our relationships, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is a window of time that enables us to completely regenerate our perspective on life. Having conversations that address insecurities and expose vulnerabilities releases their control over us, thus clearing our lens and expanding our capacity for new perspectives and expansion of consciousness. Reflection continues through Wednesday, November 20th when Mercury stations direct at 11° Scorpio.
Moon, freshly reborn into Aries, immediately meets Chiron and opposes Juno this morning, challenging our initial drive to burst forth into our new beginnings. Juno is very pleased to be in Libra, strengthening all our relations and helping us recognize our need for them, but Chiron continues to remind us of the deep personal wounds that played integral roles in depleting our self-esteem. This can feel like a bit of a wet blanket on what would otherwise be a full-blown launching of all engines, but all activations have lessons. Chiron’s lesson, as Moon travels past it, is to listen very closely to our inner child for its cries for help. What sadness have we yet to acknowledge within that, when heeded and nurtured, will allow us to emerge from a shrouded darkness that has so long felt like protection? This emergence will enable us to grasp the horns of life we once held and truly forge our own path. Moon remains in Aries through Sunday evening, giving us quite a fiery weekend to be bold, productive, and fearless, but also head-strong, rash, and resistant to any other way but our own. For this we need to channel Juno in Libra’s feminine wisdom to honor commitment, love, and sacrifice.
As Moon enters Aries we are rebirthed into old wounds that have taken a long time to heal, but find gathering confidence in the faith we learned these last few days.
This morning began with a very early Moon/Neptune conjunction in Pisces, which we likely felt last night trickling in. Moon in Pisces, especially conjunct Neptune in its own sign, is the essence of experiencing the womb in waking life, a watery etheric dreamlike essence that helps us better understand how to trust in the process of becoming. As she approaches Aries, we begin to feel the inevitability of separation from this, thus preparing ourselves to re-individuate and take the reins of our lives back into our own hands. Spending the day meditating on this process will be good for us.
With this Moon/Neptune conjunction in Pisces comes things that are beyond our control, and that includes news we don’t expect or want with retrograde Mercury in Scorpio semi-sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius digging up even more shadows from the past.
Late tomorrow evening and into Saturday, Sun in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn which sextiles Neptune in Pisces (which also means Sun trines Neptune). We are caught in a battle between escapism and pragmatism, confused about the values of each. Likely opting for the former, we may get caught in a web of crossed boundaries, responsibilities left by the side of the road in a bag with all our prudent choices in it. There are lessons through this process, however. Just be mindful of your actions and the consequences that could result from those actions. By Sunday we can lick our wounds and hike back the seven miles to look for our bag of pragmatic prudence on the side of the road.