November 17: Redefining Participation

November 17: Redefining Participation

 Mercury is opposite Uranus retrograde at 12:07 a.m.


At midnight, messenger planet Mercury opposes Uranus, yielding revelatory awareness. Mercury in Scorpio inclines us to deep conversations and exploration of taboo subject matter. Uranus in Taurus modernizes our definition of what a resource is, which alters our relationship to the environment. We, therefore, must redefine our worth based on new criteria, considering our actions in light of ideas such as scarcity and sustainability.


Under this influence, talking out fears of the future forces us to confront the poor health of our ecosystem. It’s hard to know which habits to change when conditions seem dire and overwhelming. Yet we may now become suddenly conscious of how we can make a difference (it could appear to us in a dream), and once we face our fears by engaging with issues instead of avoiding them, the paralysis of self-doubt will subside, and we can broadcast this new perspective to others who will benefit from our insight.



The moon enters Capricorn at 8:35 a.m., and moon void of course ends


In the morning, the moon ends its void of course and enters Capricorn, making us sensible and stern. Our reputation and the integrity of our character takes priority, and we want others to know they can depend on us. However, if we lean too far into Capricorn’s stoic and resolute nature, we could be perceived as lacking in empathy.


Under this influence, we pull back on the poetry of interactions, preferring to limit ourselves to what we can be accomplished with little controversy or aggravation. Gossip and drama should fall by the wayside for the day, leaving us to attend to our duties and responsibilities.  



The moon is square Chiron retrograde at 5:28 p.m.


Towards the evening, the Capricorn moon squares up with Chiron retrograde in Aries, creating a feeling of lack, which prevents us from initiating a task as we normally would. This influence suggests a classic case of comparing ourselves to someone else; an activity that not only robs us of energy and excitement but also of our time.


Because the Moon in Capricorn is acutely aware that we cannot get wasted time back, this square feels wholly upsetting, yet the goal here is to expose the ways we sabotage our own success through comparison. The optics of “progress” or achievement aren’t always accurate, especially in a world ruled by social media. To heal ourselves, we must learn to quantify successes not only on their return on investment, or the visibility or accolades they provide, but by the merit of what cannot be easily tallied, such as how happy we are, how free we feel, and how much ownership we have over our life.


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