Monday, November 30. For most of the day, the fire signs energize us. The Moon in Leo (fixed fire) forms trines with Saturn, the Sun, and Mercury—all in Sagittarius (mutable fire). After midnight (CST) the Moon also forms a trine to Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire) to complete the triangle of fire signs. Fire is quick to react. Today and tomorrow, reactions may be too speedy. Later in the week, Mars in Libra (cardinal air) will square Pluto and oppose Uranus. This could be a volatile period of violent reaction. Fire is seldom soothing, but it can release tension quickly to ease pressure. Find ways to release your tension too.
Tuesday, December 1. The ray of hope comes from the enormously creative aspect between Mercury in Sagittarius (mutable fire) and Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire). The Moon in Leo (fixed fire) is supportive as well. What do you need from fire today? Is it a good laugh, creative inspiration, travel, action, adventure, joy? Be proactive about cultivating that quality. Fire provides energy. However, another thing may happen as well—it is known as foot in mouth disease. Mercury in Sagittarius has very few filters. Things pop out of our mouths that we may wish we could pop back in. The square between Chiron in Pisces (mutable water) and Mercury may contribute to extra sensitive feelings too.
Wednesday, December 2. The Moon in Virgo (mutable earth) activates the Saturn/Neptune square today. Again, notice the stories and the structures fueling the fueling world events. Virgo energy motivates us to clean it up. This looks like a pragmatic and holistic approach to restructuring our pervading myths. It is less about theory and more about service. What small acts will you do today? If we aren’t proactive, the stress of this t-square aspect pattern could provoke anxiety (Virgo Moon), or depression (Saturn), or escapism (Neptune).
December 3—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. This has been a massively packed lunar cycle so far. So much has happened globally and personally since the New Moon in Scorpio occurred on November 11. What I am noticing is that many people are experiencing nervous system trauma. It is easier to be triggered right now. This phase of the Moon invites us to reflect on what we need to maintain equilibrium and health for the long haul, and then, begin to give ourselves what we need to go forward. Mutable sign emphasis, (the Moon in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces) means antennas are out. We are taking in more information than usual and that can have a stressful effect if we don’t take care to find the still center. If we do, then enormous connection and healing can occur. The stakes feel high. Mercury in Sagittarius (mutable fire) forms a square to Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth) increasing the sense that we must do something in response to information or disorder around us. Jupiter in Virgo helps us to enter the mind of the servant. To be of service, we do not necessarily need to have the big picture (more of a Sagittarius goal). We simply do the work before us. Take small steps to go far.
Friday, December 4. The influence of Mercury in Sagittarius (mutable fire) square Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth) is felt today. Squares are usually tense connections between planets. A square between Mercury and Jupiter could be experienced as a very agitated mind, a need to talk about everything, taking less care with our communications, a tendency to blurt, or lose track of details. However, these two planets are in mutual reception today as well. That means each inhabits the other’s home sign. Jupiter is in Mercury-ruled Virgo and Mercury is in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius. This opens a pathway between the two that could yield surprising breakthroughs in understanding and communication. Antennas are out to pick up signals from the broad world, yet we are able to tend to the details before us. Venus enters Scorpio (fixed water) this evening (CST). Believe it or not, Venus in Libra (cardinal air) has had a moderating influence on people’s relationships. We may suddenly reach our limits of niceness and need to get real about something bothering us.
Saturday, December 5. The day starts productively with a favorable aspect between the Moon in Libra (cardinal air) and Saturn in Sagittarius (mutable fire). However, simmering anger, possibly related to injustice, may begin to emerge as the day goes on. The Moon contacts Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth) this evening (CST), which could trigger big reactions, possibly violent ones. Mars is not comfortable in Libra, a debilitated Mars means we may not have as much conscious access to anger and frustration. Mars will form a volatile t-square pattern with Pluto and Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire) for the next few days. Work on acknowledging your own anger and know that others may need to have theirs acknowledged too. Listening and caring may diffuse tense situations. When Pluto and Uranus are involved, we touch upon the paradigm changes of this moment in history. Big events may occur under this Mars transit. Hopefully, all you will need to do is practice good anger management and be ready to be part of the change you wish to see.
Sunday, December 6. See yesterday’s forecast. The square between Mars in Libra (cardinal air) and Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth) is exact today. We may find ourselves dealing with power. Sometimes the best way to solve power dynamics is to take responsibility for our own. Avoidance of our own power will not stop the toxic uses of power we see around us. Mars in Libra is aware of relationship and balance. How do we practice good relationship to others while being in our own power? This is transformative work.