Anybody who has commuted to a job is aware of what the First Quarter Moon in Aquarius (Nov. 20, 2023, 2:50 am PST) looks like. If the New Moon is the sensation of waking up within the morning, the First Quarter is what it’s like after we’ve showered, bolted a cup of espresso, and headed out the door. And in Aquarius, the First Quarter is like navigating a throng of individuals, all busy, all transferring in the identical basic course however with totally different locations.
Should you journey the identical prepare or bus on the similar time day-after-day, you will notice the identical fellow commuters; chances are you’ll finally even start acknowledging one another with a slight smile or nod. On the freeway, your automotive is one among hundreds jockeying for place, preventing to merge into one other lane or make your exit.
You’re all going someplace, roughly collectively, but every of you alone. And but…if catastrophe ought to strike, or somebody ought to faint on the prepare, or a nasty collision happen within the quantity 4 lane, put together to watch humanity at its greatest. Strangers leap unquestioningly to 1 one other’s help, with no political, racial, or gender litmus check.
On the Moon’s first quarter, we’re hell bent on getting someplace. However on the First Quarter in Aquarius, we’re determining easy methods to do it within the society of others.
One thing That Suits
This week, the Solar and Mars make sextiles to Pluto (Nov. 20, 1:26 pm PST and Nov. 21, 5:18 pm, respectively), ending their journeys by means of Scorpio on an emphatic observe. Usually, the Solar is targeted on being ever extra decisively itself, and Mars on pursuing what the true self desires; however Pluto is insistent on changing into and pursuing one thing else, one thing extra.
At this facet, they will discover a compromise. What if we make the sorts of Pluto adjustments that truly make us extra absolutely ourselves – like eliminating something that’s false or not fits us? Perhaps going by means of your closet and eliminating what not matches our physique or our persona? Shifting from going after what we’re decided to have, to what comes naturally? That type of streamlining is empowering, and that’s simply what Pluto desires from us.
As soon as, on a go to to New Zealand, I stepped exterior on a cool, clear night and appeared up on the sky. What I noticed made me somewhat dizzy: not only a thick blanket of stars, however constellations so totally different from those I’m used to! As an city dweller, I had no concept that I’d grow to be so accustomed to the evening sky – till I noticed one which was totally international.
Sagittarius guidelines encounters with the unfamiliar. A few of them take us as far-off as the opposite aspect of the world, the place the sky is the wrong way up. However merely touring to an unfamiliar a part of your individual metropolis will do the trick as properly.
Each time you end up feeling somewhat bit uncomfortable, like a proverbial fish out of water, then you definately’re doing Sagittarius proper. No matter makes you have a look at the world, and even simply your individual life, with new eyes and wonderment – that’s Sagittarius territory. And that’s what you’re invited to discover over the subsequent month, as the Solar is in Sagittarius (starting Nov. 22, 2023, 6:03 am PST).
To Save the World
Once we’re snug and well-fed, with a roof overhead and no quick threats to our security, it’s onerous to search out the motivation to save lots of the world – and even simply to consider the longer term. However Saturn’s ongoing journey by means of Pisces insists that we just do that.
Because the Solar in Sagittarius squares Saturn this week (Nov. 23, 2023, 1:47 am PST), we discover out why our efforts to get comfortable and benefit from the crisper climate of this season have been thwarted by limitations, obligations, and a nagging sense of unease. A altering panorama is looking us towards motion, and the longer term can not be ignored.
Right here’s easy methods to faucet in to Mars: Think about you’re a gymnast standing on a mat, your abdomen somewhat fizzy, on the point of leap onto the parallel bars. After which it’s taking place. You’re flying by means of the air, absolutely current, fully centered in your physique. And it feels completely, bodily thrilling.
As Mars transits by means of the zodiac, it provides twelve totally different views on throwing ourselves into the second. As Mars enters Sagittarius (Dec. 13, 1:53 am PST), it’s time to go sky diving; and as we put together to leap out of the airplane, we’ll hope like hell that our parachute opens.
And that will probably be an excellent factor. Mars in Sagittarius craves freedom and journey, in that order. Give Mars in Sagittarius a backpack and a canine, and it’ll wander fortunately with little sense of course. Sagittarius does have one thing of a popularity for being accident inclined, normally as a result of we’ve misjudged the terrain or our personal energy and functionality. However that is usually a “blissful wanderer” placement for Mars. Look to the Sagittarius home of your beginning chart and ask, “The place can I perform a little exploring on this space of my life?” Even if you happen to do nothing greater than ask the query, Mars will probably be blissful.
Arriving The place We Began
Now we have extra items than we all know, and the best is the respect of being our one true, genuine, and totally distinctive self. We get just one probability to be this particular person, with this physique and this biography. It appears to me, now properly previous my second Saturn return, that your complete strategy of residing exists solely to carry us nearer to who we actually are. As T.S. Eliot wrote, “…And the tip of all our exploring will probably be to reach the place we began, and know the place for the primary time.”
Once we encounter bumps alongside the journey – onerous transits, if you’ll – we’re given an opportunity to chip off extra artifice, the patina that life has fashioned on us through the years. Take this week’s sq. from Mars to Saturn (Nov. 25, 8:57 am PST). Think about Mars is the sculptor’s chisel, and Saturn is a large block of marble. What’s inside that cool chunk of rock? A more true, extra lovely model of you? The sculptor thinks he is aware of… and his mission is the onerous work of uncovering it.
The Subsequent Factor
The North Node is the image of the brass ring that, if we attain for it, nearly invariably leads us in a gratifying course.
Mercury’s sextile to the North Node (Nov. 26, 2023, 7:48 pm PST) provides shiny promise. Be looking out for a message, invitation, or piece of data that tells you you’re heading in the right direction.
The message may seem in an e mail, a textual content, a social media publish, one thing you hear on a podcast or watch on TV. And since you’ve come by means of Saturn and Pluto’s fires this week, your focus is obvious and your eyes and ears are open in an entire new approach. One thing you couldn’t acknowledge or think about only a month in the past is all of a sudden protruding with blinding readability. “Right here’s the subsequent factor,” it says. “Right here’s the course that results in happiness.”
And so, observe it.
Writing and pictures © 2017-23 by April Elliott Kent
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