The Moon is in Taurus. It’s time for all the sensuous pleasures in life and paying attention to financial issues. Are those mutually exclusive? This evening we have a Moon in positive aspect to Neptune. Domestic concerns sprout creative ideas.
Venus makes an opposition to Uranus. Unpredictable events can rattle relationships. Watch out for instant attraction that can fade overnight.
Mars makes a positive aspect to Saturn. Good energy for hard work.
Be mindful of the Saturn square Neptune aspect which peaks on Thanksgiving. It explains the paranoia that the Republicans are mouthing about the Syrian refugees. Carson called them rabid dogs, Huckabee said they were like rotten meat. Saturn is fear and Neptune is delusion. Let’s not succumb to it ourselves.
Today the Dalai Lama says: If we accept that human beings are fundamentally oriented toward the pursuit of happiness and the avoidance of suffering, it remains to be explored what is meant by happiness and where it might come from.
**In Mayan Astrology it is 4 Cimi also known as Death. Let’s not be too self-sacrificing today.
Gardening: Moon in Taurus—good for planting.
Remember, being aware of astrological energies means that not only are we in tune with the cosmos, we’re also in tune with ourselves. Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living, and another ancient Greek said, Know thyself. We can convert stressful planetary aspects to harmonious energies if we are aware of how they affect us and we are willing to take responsibility for our actions, without blaming others for our difficulties.
*From Insight from the Dalai Lama Desk Calendar 2015
**I always use How to Practice Mayan Astrology by Scofield and Orr as a reference