It’s a New Moon Solar eclipse in Pisces. This month we should let go of people and places, jobs and situations that no longer fulfill us or improve our lives. There’s a discordant lunar aspect with Saturn early afternoon. We may get frustrated or discouraged. It won’t last more than 3 hours. A positive aspect to Pluto mid afternoon is the time to do research. An opposition to Jupiter late afternoon could mean an emotional overload. With an opposition from the Sun to Jupiter also, I advice you all not to go to extremes.
Today the Dalai Lama* says: Whether our work is constructive or destructive depends on our motivation. Learning to lead our lives more transparently leads to trust and friendship is based on trust.
In Mayan Astrology**it’s 8 Ben, also known as Reed. We need to apply our social skills today.
Gardening: Moon in Pisces: almost New Moon—plant above the ground veggies.
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