November 4: Emotional Overtones

November 4: Emotional Overtones

The moon is trine Mercury at 5:49 a.m., and moon void of course begins


This morning, the Gemini moon eases into a trine with Mercury, and the moon void of course begins. With the moon passing through the sign of Mercury’s rulership, the first half of the day will be filled with mental activity and interesting conversations.


Mercury in Libra reminds us that we are social creatures who crave connection through discourse and the exchange of ideas. However, the moon’s position in Gemini prompts emotional attachment to details, paralyzing our ability to make objective assessments. The risk here is rationalizing behavior or situations which we would not otherwise, unwisely investing ourselves in a subjective interpretation of a much more nuanced reality.


The moon begins its void of course following this transit, and we are liable to think with our feelings and feel our thoughts until the afternoon hours. This influence does help us to communicate what is on our minds, but also delays mediation or conflict resolution efforts, as anything addressed now will have to be revisited later.



The moon enters Cancer at 1:45 p.m., and moon void of course ends


In the early afternoon, the moon exits Gemini to enter its “home sign” of Cancer, ending its void of course. After a morning spent wavering between facts and feelings, feelings win cosmic favor and become the dominant force for the remainder of the day.


The Cancer moon makes us wistful for simpler times, inclined to romanticize the past. We are more aligned with the interests of home, family, and chosen family, protective of those we love. We are also under the influence of the emotional tides within our bodies, which subject us to shifting moods. It would be wise to surround yourself with familiar sights, smells, and sounds which bring to mind happy memories and have the effect of offsetting potential crabbiness.



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