November 19: Taking Inventory
The moon is conjunct Jupiter at 1:43 a.m.
During the night, the moon and Jupiter connect in Capricorn, providing visions of wealth and accomplishment. We have faith in our capabilities under this pragmatic influence and see no reason why our success shouldn’t be ensured with a bit of effort and good planning—it’s only logical. Confidence inspires a side effect: generosity. We want to share our fortunes with those we love, and when others know they can count on us, our interactions become mutually supportive and sustaining.
Venus is square Saturn at 3:29 a.m.
In the pre-dawn hours, Venus in Libra locks into an edgy square with Saturn in Capricorn, making us concerned with contractual elements of relationships. This is a time for wanting to know where we stand, likely due to the Libran/Capricorn impetus to see relationships as “mergers,” rather than romances. We may see lovers and partners as resources, with the ability to boost or diminish our personal appeal. Of course, viewing people as a commodity, assuming their behaviors can be reliably predicted, detracts from the true value they bring to our lives and prolongs a sense of loneliness and disconnection. We might try spending some time solo to gain perspective on what it is we are angling for.
The moon is conjunct Saturn at 7:51 a.m.
The moon is sextile the sun at 8:30 a.m., and moon void of course begins
The moon and Saturn align in Capricorn in the morning, making us prone to self-isolation. During this transit, we are faced with seemingly monumental questions of how to support ourselves and protect our families. We identify more deeply with conservatism, which puts us in a defensive headspace, skeptical of the motives of anyone outside our immediate domain. Use this time to tackle domestic objectives and family matters, and leave community dealings for a later date.
The moon then creates a calming sextile to the sun, espousing practicality. While the sun is in Scorpio, everything is intensified, seemingly infused with a deeper meaning that must be probed and exposed. The Capricorn moon softens Scorpionic severity, so we can easily discern the inner mechanics of that which we want to explore. Our emotions are more measured, and our expectations are sensible, so we are less stressed. The moon then begins its void of course, encouraging us to use the next few hours for self-examination rather than action.
The moon enters Aquarius at 12:25 p.m., and moon void of course ends
After noon, the moon enters Aquarius, ending its void of course. At this time, we view our emotions as a tool to wield rather than as a force we fall victim to. Because Aquarian methods of relating are more detached and cerebral, the moods it stimulates can be mistaken for aloof, lacking feeling. However, here the subconscious is actually made more conscious, so we have access to insights about our behavior and conditioning which can disrupt emotional stagnation and free us from holding on to past pain.
Mercury leaves its shadow at 2:01 p.m.
At 2 p.m., Mercury finally leaves its post retrograde shadow, officially ending its final retrograde of 2020. Take an inventory of the lessons you have learned in honest and intimate communication since October 13.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.