The Moon is in Taurus. It opposes Mars mid-morning. Watch out for fireworks. Some people are easily angered. A positive aspect to Neptune late morning makes it a good time to work with creative ideas in the home. When the Moon is in Taurus, people enjoy cooking, sewing and gardening and they’re stubborn and resistant to change.
Venus squares Jupiter: We can overindulge with this aspect.
Today the Dalai Lama* says: When you have fear you can think, others have fear similar to this; may I take to myself all of their fears. Even though you are opening yourself to greater suffering, taking greater hardship on yourself, your fear lessens.
In Mayan Astrology**it’s 8 Ik also known as Wind. We have to face up to our obligations and responsibilities.
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