November 24: Accepting the Challenge
The moon is sextile Saturn at 2:44 a.m., and moon void of course begins
In the middle of the night, the moon in Pisces forms an auspicious sextile with Saturn in Capricorn, and following this aspect, the moon begins its void of course. The Pisces moon’s compassionate approach tempers the severity of Saturn, which tends to interpret sentiment as a distraction. Because many of us will be asleep at this hour, we may act out caretaking scenarios in our dreams, subconsciously defining our role in the family unit or clarifying the responsibilities we feel towards loved ones.
The moon enters Aries at 7:05 a.m., and moon void of course ends
Come the morning, the moon slips into assertive Aries to end its void of course. Under this influence, we are prone to making decisions on impulse, which can be good if you need some Arian lunar courage, but risky if the choices you have to make now require patience and discretion. Nonetheless, the stamina provided during the Aries moon is perfect for kicking off any activities that you procrastinated on during the moon’s travels through whimsical Pisces.
The moon is trine the sun at 1:13 p.m.
In the afternoon, the Aries moon forms a pleasant trine with the sun in Sagittarius, providing us with inspiration and enthusiasm to accept some sort of quest. A quest doesn’t have to be a grand deed. It can be anything from taking a long drive to a new destination, to signing up for a class or sport (or dating site for that matter), or finally starting up self-promotion for a business exploit. It seems like luck is on our side, which makes us outgoing and eager for new experiences. This is a good time for tasks that require energy, but not necessarily endurance. The flipside of zeal is overexertion, and we can wear ourselves out during this transit without being aware of the toll our actions are taking on our physical bodies.
The moon is conjunct Chiron retrograde at 5:24 p.m.
Before nightfall, the Aries moon aligns with Chiron retrograde, magnifying memories of past “failures” and losses. The Aries moon doesn’t like to lose, in fact, it equates winning as synonymous with safety, and so its connection to Chiron the wounded healer can instigate insecurity and shame.
Chiron places us in situations where we are forced to acknowledge that our mistakes are a testament to our resilience; they make us human. What we learn about our Selves when things don’t go to plan is invaluable, and our behavior during confrontations with emotionally fraught circumstances can serve as an example to teach others how to champion their personal highs and lows.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.