November 29: Tricks of the Mind

November 29: Tricks of the Mind

The sun is inconjunct Uranus at 12:20 a.m.


Just after midnight, the sun in Sagittarius forms an irritating inconjunct to change-maker Uranus retrograde in Taurus, disrupting sleep with half-formed anxieties. Because we consider ourselves to be in a period of growth and expansion, the idea that our progress might be interrupted at any moment is worrying.


This year has taught many of us how to be flexible, to not hold on too tight to specific plans. We may fear that our educational development, opportunities for accomplishment, or even our futures are at stake, yet disturbance provides a brand of insight unattainable through academia, convention, or comfort. We learn critical lessons about our Selves during precarious times, when structure is stripped away.



The moon is trine Saturn at 4:48 a.m., and moon void of course begins


The moon enters Gemini at 8:16 a.m., and moon void of course ends


Before dawn, the Taurus moon creates an easy trine with Saturn in Capricorn, providing emotional security. Although this influence is stabilizing, the moon begins its void of course following this transit, so direct this energy internally instead of projecting it out into work or other traditionally “productive” applications. By grounding into your body at this time, you are concretizing an energetic memory, a placeholder that allows you to recall this sensation of strength and resilience even in times of stress.


Come the morning, the moon slips into Gemini, ending its void of course. Our minds are now stimulated, alert, and awake, preparing us to tackle the day’s activities. We are now most concerned with discourse, letting our curiosity lead us towards communion with interesting people and thought-provoking information.



The moon is sextile Chiron retrograde at 6:22 p.m.


In the early evening, the Gemini moon forms a sweet sextile with Chiron retrograde in Aries, engendering our ability to talk about pain and hurt therapeutically. Self-doubt is generally a byproduct of our perception of past events, and so healing is, in many ways, a mind game.


The Gemini moon is distracted, it likes to stay busy, and because it doesn’t wish to look at one thing for too long, we can ascertain the cliff’s notes of our insecurities without belaboring our issues, exacerbating them beneath superfluous feelings of shame or guilt. This transit values action, discussion, and movement; making it simpler to process internal crises and talk out worries instead of allowing them to dominate your day.


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