OK, show of hands to these questions: how many of you experienced yesterday as a bit of a wandering, dreamy detour? Any unusual twists in your everyday routine? Have any trouble getting motivated to plunge into a planned project? Did any of you suspect that the Moon might be void of course — i.e., drifting along without a clear sense of direction? That was my suspicion almost immediately upon waking. I’m often at the local greenmarket bright and early, but yesterday was not the case. And the usual greenmarket was anything but, given that a fierce wind had blown away most of the awnings covering the stalls. I couldn’t get the fennel seed-laced scone I’d been looking forward to having all week, as the scone lady was so frustrated by the destructive wind — and that it was 25 degrees outside — that she packed up all the scones and was leaving by the time I got there.
By then my suspicion was a conviction: the Moon had to be void — and when I finally got home after a afternoon of wandering nowhere, I checked the astro-logical calendar and confirmed that as of 3:59AM ET on Sunday until 7:11AM ET on Monday, the Moon is void in Leo. Best use of this energy (if you’re reading this before 7:11 AM) is to chill, play, shine — and help others shine, too. Any crises that crop up in this time period is likely much ado about nothing.
A sense of dreamy wandering was — and still is — amplified all the more by another pattern exact on Sunday: a challenge between the Sun in high-flying Sagittarius and nebulous Neptune in Pisces. When Neptune is prominent, rose-colored glasses are often appealing. So is music, art, healing, spirits of all kinds, visions, fantasy, glamor and peace. On the flip side: deception and bewilderment. You would feel this planetary pattern more personally if you were born a few days into Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius…or if you have a planet or angle around 2 degrees of any of those signs.
The rose-colored glow will likely still be present when you wake up on Monday. Although the Moon will be in earthy, discerning, perfection-seeking Virgo, it too, will be challenged by Neptune — at 12:21PM ET. At 2:28PM ET, we’ll have the 3rd Quarter Moon, suggesting a challenge or resolution regarding the New Moon agenda you set on November 3rd. That’s when some of the glow may fade, to be replaced by the serious thinking that a hook-up between mental Mercury and stern Saturn suggests, exact at 8:55PM ET.
Your Moon voids for the week: Wednesday: 6:44AM ET – 5:00PM ET; go with the flow if you’re traveling that day. Same goes for Friday: 6:14 AM ET – 11:03PM ET; now you have an astro-logical reason to skip those Black Friday sales, as the Moon void rules suggest you won’t get much use out of whatever you buy.
Meanwhile, I promised you a pile of dirt uncovered, courtesy of last week’s cooperative connection between mental Mercury and Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. So what happened? How about this story: “Two Surprises In DNA of Boy Found Buried in Siberia” (the boy in question is 24,000 years old). Shades of nebulous Neptune in that story, too. How so? Because Neptune works to dissolve whatever it touches, including ideas of separation. “We are all connected” is another way of expressing Neptune — through empathy, telepathy and understanding that we all come from the same Source.
On Friday, during a nostalgic, patriotic Moon in Cancer and healing, rose-colored potential of the approaching Sun-Neptune challenge, we were all connected by the 50th anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. On Sunday, the empowered communication and synergy of last week was reflected in this story — also on a healing, we-are-all-connected theme: an accord that would “temporarily freeze much of Iran’s nuclear program”. Finally, speaking of nuclear, empowered communication and synergistic action, on Thursday, the Senate voted to change a key rule that will allow most executive and judicial nominees to be approved by a simple majority. Which means no more filibustering these nominations by members of an opposing party. Yes, I am bewildered by the use of the term “nuclear option” to describe this rule change, too. And as you might suspect, the minority party in the Senate did not like this rule change one bit, even though twelve members of this party expressed very different sentiments back in 2003 and 2005.
You can sort through a lot over the next two days, and Thanksgiving offers plenty of potential for expressing gratitude. Get out there and have a great day — and when you need some personal, astro-logical insights, here’s how to reach me.