The Moon is in Cancer. It opposes Pluto early evening. A family member could be domineering. It makes a discordant aspect to Uranus a little later and people are unpredictable and erratic. When the Moon is in Cancer we’re more sensitive and emotional and want the support of family members.
The Sun travels into Pisces today. It’s time for letting go of things, people, situations, the past to get ready for the astrological New Year which is Spring, when the Sun goes into Aries next month. Letting go, while necessary, is often not pleasant and that’s one reason Pisces can be a sorrowful sign. Pisces always seems to be dealing with loss. Besides letting go of the old to usher in the new, this is a month for creative projects, particularly music, and taking nature walks. It’s a good month for compassion, as long as we don’t wear other people’s misery like a cloak.
Today the Dalai Lama* says: It is said that meditation on love even for a moment, far exceeds the merits accumulated through infinite offerings to infinite Buddhas.
In Mayan Astrology**it’s 1 IX, also known as Jaguar. The issue during this period is control over passions. Reckless and prideful behaviors often cause problems but they can be resolved through psychotherapy.
Gardening: Moon in Cancer—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