December 14—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. I’ve heard some people frame the Black Lives Matter protest movement, sparked into new actions when the police officer who killed Michael Brown was not indicted at the beginning of this lunar cycle, as the beginning of a new civil rights era. Today’s Uranus/Pluto square is the beacon calling us into new revolutionary action. This movement feels different under this transit. Things are shaking lose and most importantly people are waking up. Today’s square between these two gods of change is the sixth of seven exact transits, which have occurred since June of 2012. That this transit happens during this Sagittarius lunar cycle is significant. At the New Moon in Sagittarius a seed was planted for the truth that frees us. Fires of change and visions of truth infuse this revolutionary time. All cycles have their ebbs and flows. Rather than be deterred by these inevitable shifts, we can begin to notice how the shifts can help us to manifest lasting transformation. This phase of the Moon is a time to step back and evaluate. If you find it is a time to rest and recharge, then listen to that message. What creates a lasting transformation? What have you learned? What is missing?
Monday, December 15. The Moon in justice-loving Libra is encouraged by rebellious Mars in Aquarius to not back down in the fight for a new world. The Moon opposes Uranus in Aries and squares Pluto in Capricorn this evening (CST). We may see the affects of this triggering aspect today and tomorrow. What happens when you are triggered by someone else’s anger? Notice this response. We can step back and let this anger be expressed without feeling that it is being directed at us. Injustices have built for a long time. A necessary step to correcting those injustices may be to allow the rage to break like a wave hitting the shore. The long-term vision can still be for peace. Temporary imbalance could help us move toward more sustainable states of justice.
December 18—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. The square between the Moon in Scorpio and Mars in Aquarius is a picture of the struggle between powers that want to control us and the powers that want to free us. On the surface, the choice seems obvious but astrology teaches me that every sign has an authentic desire that compels us to act. Scorpio uses its ability to operate behind the scenes and under cover to get its needs met. Aquarius uses intellect and an ability to lift everyone to a place of equality to get its needs met. As the Moon wanes into the last phase of this lunar cycle we are looking at power and politics in a new way. Truth is mutable but essential. What do you think now about the truth you seek? The Moon gets a boost from Pluto. We learn a lot by looking below the surface and it pays to wait and understand more before we act.