November 1: Defining Boundaries

November 1: Defining Boundaries

The moon is sextile Neptune retrograde at 2:31 a.m. 


The moon is trine Jupiter at 8:07 a.m.


In the early morning hours, the moon and Neptune retrograde gently connect, heightening intuitive sensitivities and stimulating surreal dreams. The moon’s position in practical Taurus provides real-world imagery as fodder for nocturnal visions, while Neptune’s influence subliminally reframes mundane problems, so we awaken refreshed and hopeful. Record your dreams to identify potential synchronicities cropping up over the course of the day.  


At daybreak, the moon forms a trine with Jupiter in Capricorn, making us social and facilitating the flow of lucky events. In trying to rush progress, we often work harder rather than smarter, but we’ll get the most out of this influence by evaluating our resources and determining how best to put them to use—an exercise that grounds emotional desires into a container capable of expediting success.


Relationship dynamics should also be satisfying at this time, as we are predisposed to optimism, goodwill, and generosity.



Mercury is square Saturn at 11:06 a.m.


The moon is trine Pluto at 11:14 a.m.


However, before mid-day, Mercury locks into a tense square with Saturn, creating a disconnect between diplomatic intentions and the need to establish boundaries. Mercury in Libra causes us to vacillate in decision-making purgatory, because to make a firm choice seems to negate the potential of all other options. Saturn in Capricorn demands structure, so this transit could make us feel stressed and isolated, both in our own minds and in our interactions with others. Don’t let a fear of being disagreeable prevent you from communicating your needs. Remember that setting boundaries and making choices are diplomatic acts.


Shortly after this alignment, the moon connects with Pluto in Capricorn, offering perspective into our unconscious workings and revealing how latent psychological hang-ups around safety and security impact our day-to-day interactions. Communication issues amplified by Mercury and Saturn’s square become suddenly transparent, allowing us to see where indecisiveness derives from the impulse to insulate from potential criticism.



Venus is opposite Chiron retrograde at 11:55 a.m.


Venus in Libra and Chiron retrograde in Aries oppose at noon, peppering the remainder of the daylight hours with lessons in healing through relationship. Venus in Libra craves harmony, making us believe that we should adapt to serve the needs of others, yet during its retrograde movement, Chiron in Aries has encouraged us not to feel guilty for taking up space. If you feel no sense of self and self-ownership, you cannot possibly find balance in compromise because you will always be attempting to people-please.


This afternoon you can better discern when it is necessary to come together with others in the spirit of cooperation, and when it is appropriate to create distance to pursue your personal objectives and goals.



The moon is trine Saturn at 6:29 p.m., and moon void of course begins  


In the evening, a trine between the moon and Saturn in Capricorn confirms the necessity of prioritizing your emotional well-being. In other words, commit to putting your mask on first before assisting others. This easy aspect between planets in earth signs engenders good sense and maturity, confirming that healthy relationships blossom from foundations built with patience and integrity in mind.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.