TRANSCRIPT Episode 209 (11.20.23)
Solar and Mars enters Sagittarius: Gratitude with Perspective!
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Hi there, Invisible Pal, April right here, and the date at this time is November twentieth, 2023. Welcome to Episode 209 of the Huge Sky Astrology Podcast.
This week, the Solar and Mars spend this Thanksgiving week within the U. S. aspecting Saturn and Pluto and coming into Sagittarius. The Aquarius First Quarter Moon speaks of disruptions in our domains. And, I reply a few comply with up questions from listeners about delivery occasions.
Aquarius First Quarter Moon (Nov. 20, 2023, 2:50 am PST)
The week begins with the Moon Report and a First Quarter Moon in Aquarius on November 20 at 2:50 am Pacific time, at 27º 50’ Aquarius, on the Sabian image 28 Aquarius, A tree felled and sawed. The Solar is on the image 28 Scorpio, King of the fairies approaching his area.
The Solar at this primary quarter continues to be in that shut conjunction with Mars, so we’re nonetheless fairly stirred up, particularly emotionally. The Solar is, after all, sq. the Moon, and the Moon may be very near Saturn, so we’re getting a facet from the Solar and Moon to Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. The First Quarter Moon, after all, is that second within the lunar cycle when it’s time for motion to happen on no matter was initiated on the Scorpio New Moon, and the Aquarius First Quarter does are inclined to favor taking a considerably uncommon, even surprising method.
The stress between the Moon in Aquarius and the Solar in Scorpio facilities, I feel, on fidelity. These are each fastened indicators, and stuck indicators will normally keep on with issues over the lengthy haul. However Aquarius has the standard of all of a sudden breaking its patterns. It’s slightly like what occurs when an earthquake fault all of a sudden slips or shifts. It begins to really feel to Scorpio, which may be very fixed, that this stunning conduct from Aquarius that appears to come back out of nowhere can really feel considerably like disloyalty.
The Solar’s Sabian image depicts the king of the fairies approaching his area. And I feel that’s our place at this First quarter. We’re within the place the place we really feel snug and in cost, and the Solar is within the conjunction with Mars, so we’re going full pace forward in direction of one thing that started on the New Moon. However then there, proper within the middle of our area, there’s this tree that’s getting minimize down and sawed. It’s very loud. It’s extraordinarily disruptive. And it may appear pointless as nicely. I do know if I’m strolling by way of my neighborhood and I see a tree being taken down, my preliminary response is, Oh no, I really feel so unhappy about it. But it surely’s the job of the First Quarter Moon in Aquarius to create change. And, in spite of everything, there are issues that may be constructed from a tree that has been minimize down and sawed up. And, for all we all know, the tree within the image was sick. It was starting to drop its branches, or in any other case be harmful, and it actually must be minimize down.
What I’m taking from this First Quarter general, is that if we’re destroying one thing, we owe it to that factor to make use of the out there supplies which can be left over. It’s good to eliminate what isn’t wholesome or helpful, that may even be harmful. Even within the areas of life we think about the most secure.
Lunar Part Household Cycle
That is the First Quarter Midday in a lunar section household cycle that started on the February 19, 2023 New Moon, which was at 01º22’ Pisces. The entire different lunations on this lunar section household cycle are on the finish of Aquarius. However they’re bringing forth the message and the mission of that Pisces New Moon. That New Moon was on the Sabian image, 2 Pisces, A squirrel hiding from hunters. It makes me consider that image that’s been arising over the past couple of weeks, of the hunters setting out for geese. They’re each sort of looking levels.
Stephen Forrest at all times says of Mars: Are you going to be the hunter, or are you going to be prey? And I feel that may be a little little bit of the query, maybe, for this entire lunar section household cycle that started on that diploma. So this First Quarter Moon is when motion must occur, must happen, and sort of will happen, whether or not we’re aware about it or not.
And that is constructing, once more, on what was initiated at that New Moon, February nineteenth, 2023. This can be a good time to return and have a look at your journals. Take a look at what you might have written down at that New Moon, about what your intentions had been and what you needed to provoke and see develop over the subsequent few years.
Now we’re at that motion level. The Full Moon on this lunar section household is on August nineteenth, 2024, after which the Final Quarter’s on Might twentieth, 2025. In August, we’ll have the second to face again and see the whole image of what we initiated again at that New Moon, and it will likely be simpler to see the motion that was taken now.
Void-of-Course Moon Durations
Let’s have a look at the Void-of-Course Moon durations for this week. On November 20, the Moon in Aquarius squares the Solar – there’s our First Quarter Moon, it’s truly the final side that the Moon makes in Aquarius – at 2:50 am Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course then for about three-and-a-half hours, after which enters Pisces at 6:29 am. So that provides us about three-and-a-half hours to sit down, with slightly further time and emphasis, to contemplate that First Quarter Moon in Aquarius.
One query that involves thoughts for me with this one is, are there methods during which we’ve been letting the group distract us from what’s necessary to us personally? As a result of the Moon in Aquarius is considerably communal, group oriented, very delicate to the wants and perceptions of the group. But it surely’s making this tense sq. side to the Solar, and the Solar is the image of the person, so there’s some stress right here, there’s some battle and rigidity between them. However at all times with the sq., we’re looking for a approach to combine the wants of each these symbols. So, it is very important do what’s necessary to us personally, however there’s something to be stated as nicely for contributing to the wants of the group.
On November 22, the Moon in Pisces trines Mars at 7:10 am Pacific Time. It’s void after all for about two hours after which enters Aries at 9:19 am. The query right here is, are you able to belief your instinct, which is the Moon in Pisces, to information you towards proper motion, symbolized by Mars in Scorpio? And the character of this side, being a trine, says that, nicely, we definitely really feel that that’s what we’re doing. We could not ever truly know for positive, however this Void-of-Course Moon interval for about two hours is an effective time to consider that, to mirror on that. The query right here is, are we utilizing our instinct totally to propel us within the route that feels proper?
Mars is in Scorpio, which is a water signal, and in a distinct signal, it’d demand extra of an evaluation, extra of an mental response to our plans. However because it’s in water, and for the reason that Moon is in a water signal, making this good side to Mars, that is the time to meditate, to take a look at our goals, to take a look at the methods during which our intestine is guiding us. As a result of, at this second in time, actually could be trusted.
On November twenty fourth, the Moon in Aries squares Pluto at 9:40 am Pacific Time. It’s then Void-of-Course for slightly below three hours and enters Taurus at 12:29 p m. The battle on this sq. is between the Moon in Aries, which needs to do issues its personal means, at its personal tempo, for its personal particular person functions. And when it’s squaring Pluto, that is placing us in battle with the concept that we ought to be working within the curiosity of the collective, symbolized by Pluto.
However it may additionally symbolize the methods during which we could lack braveness to do what it’s we wish to do within the face of the strain coming from highly effective folks or forces in our lives. And Moon in Aries by no means feels snug or proper doing that. This can be a Void-of-Course Moon interval that begins with that sense of battle. And infrequently with these Void-of-Course Moons, the side that precipitates them, it’s one thing that comes throughout the transom and one thing you learn, one thing you noticed on social media, one thing you noticed on tv or heard on the radio. It isn’t at all times one thing that simply jumps in entrance of your face and anyone poking you on the shoulder or one thing. So we’ve to be alert and have a look at these symbols as they arrive to us, however the nature of this one is that rigidity between what we do for ourselves, and, what we do within the curiosity of a bigger trigger.
Lastly, on November 26, the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto at 1:52 pm Pacific Time, its void after all then for slightly below three hours, after which enters Gemini at 4:40 pm. The Moon in Taurus is gradual and regular, and likes to do issues at a languid tempo. It’s very affected person, and by taking this method, the trine to Pluto suggests that we’ll be put naturally right into a place of energy. We’ll enchantment to people who find themselves influential, and we are able to discover ourselves gaining rewards.
If this isn’t your pure pace, this type of gradual and regular Moon in Taurus tempo, it’s time to ponder that, I feel. Is there a means you possibly can shift your method? To be slightly extra affected person, to attend for the suitable moments to behave?
Solar sextile Pluto (Nov. 20, 2023, 1:26 pm PST)
Mars sextile Pluto (Nov. 21, 2023, 5:18 pm PST)
As I stated to start with, the Solar and Mars are nonetheless touring fairly shut collectively, so that they’re performing roughly as a crew this week. And so they’re each additionally making these massive entrances into the brand new signal of Sagittarius. On November twentieth, the Solar sextiles Pluto at 1:26 pm Pacific Time at 28º17’ Scorpio and Capricorn. And the subsequent day, Mars sextiles Pluto, on November 21 at 5:18 pm, very near the identical levels – 28º18’ Scorpio and Capricorn.
The Solar and Mars nonetheless touring so intently collectively places plenty of warmth and steam and willpower into our pursuit of the issues that fulfill us personally, symbolized by the Solar. The Solar connecting with Pluto on this very convivial sextile side says there will probably be alternatives to pursue what you strongly really feel is best for you, and that may join you to highly effective influences and individuals who will help you make that occur. The Solar is on the Sabian image, 29 Scorpio, An Indian lady pleading to her chief for the lives of her kids. Once more, a really emotional and really intense Sabian image, however that’s becoming for the Solar in Scorpio, after which Pluto in Capricorn is the chief.
Sextile points do have a nature of asking, of persuading, and so there’s this suggestion right here that if there’s something that you simply actually really feel you could do in your path ahead, you could ask for what it’s that you really want. And there’s the chance with the sextile side in your plea, in your request to be favorably acquired by these in energy. I feel the Solar and Mars being in Scorpio says that as we’re doing this persuading of highly effective forces to grant our needs, in the long run, we have to be taking motion that’s primarily based not a lot on what we expect the folks in energy wish to hear, however moderately on our instincts and our conviction, which is what’s been arising again and again over the past couple of weeks, because the Solar and Mars are touring collectively within the very passionate signal of Scorpio.
So what we’ve this week are just a few points the place the Solar and Mars collectively are aspecting one other planet. However then we even have these conditions the place the Solar and Mars are coming into an indication and instantly making a facet. That’s what we’ve arising on November 22, and November twenty third, which is Thanksgiving Day right here in america.
The Solar enters Sagittarius (Nov. 22, 2023, 6:03 am PST)
The Solar sq. Saturn (Nov. 23, 2023, 1:47 am PST)
The Solar enters Sagittarius on November twenty second at 6:03 am Pacific Time, after which it squares Saturn on November twenty third at 1:47 am Pacific Time, at 00º 49’ Sagittarius and Pisces. The Solar will probably be in Sagittarius till December twenty first, when it enters Capricorn on the Solstice.
The Solar symbolizes the seasons of the 12 months, and it’s the image of what lights us up and makes us really feel alive. Throughout the Sagittarius season, these are issues like journey and celebration, vacation traditions, being outdoor. And that’s slightly ironic as a result of within the Northern Hemisphere, it’s beginning to get chilly in plenty of locations. However I consider Sagittarius as an indication that loves the outside and desires to be in nature.
The Solar goes into Sagittarius and it’s at all times in Sagittarius on Thanksgiving. Sagittarius, dominated by Jupiter, comprises many blessings and represents the blessings in our lives. And that’s precisely what we have a good time at Thanksgiving time. What are we grateful for? And gathering with the people who we’re glad we’ve in our lives. We could disagree about issues, however we’re nonetheless pleased they’re in our lives. And to have a good time with a giant feast, the bounty that we get pleasure from, even when we don’t have all the things we want we had.
Now, instantly because the Solar enters Sagittarius, it begins this sq. to Saturn, and that is among the harder transits that we see in the middle of the 12 months, as a result of the Solar longs for progress, and Saturn is like attempting to place a seed in very exhausting, compacted soil: it has a really exhausting time increasing, rising, and thriving. The good factor is, Saturn is barely in Pisces, it’s nonetheless at 00º 49’, so we’ve this very brief interval between the time the Solar enters the signal when it’s going to make that sq., which is once we start to really feel it, till the side is precise and the Solar is transferring on.
The very early morning of Thanksgiving Day right here within the US, because the Solar squares Saturn at 1:47 am is when the tide turns, possibly the day earlier than we had been having to journey and it was troublesome or we had been doing plenty of cleansing or procuring or cooking to prepare for the vacation. However as we get up on Thanksgiving morning, the frustration and the strain and the sense of blockage or limitation is freed up. So it’s very good to have these very brief Solar Saturn squares with Saturn on the early levels. This can be a Thanksgiving with slightly bit extra of an emphasis on custom and ritual due to the sq. to Saturn.
Mars enters Sagittarius (Nov. 24, 2023, 2:15 am PST)
Mars squares Saturn (Nov. 25, 2023, 8:57 am PST)
Subsequent, it’s Mars that enters Sagittarius and squares Saturn. Mars enters Sagittarius on November twenty fourth at 2:15 am Pacific Time. It’ll be in Sagittarius till it enters Capricorn on January 4th. Mars is an emblem of what we struggle for and the way we struggle. When it’s in Sagittarius, we struggle for our beliefs, and we argue about our beliefs. It might be very stimulating had it occurred a few days earlier on Thanksgiving. Mars in Sagittarius will even wish to take motion in direction of your beliefs, towards your massive targets, the issues that you simply actually, actually really feel strongly about. As I stated, with the Solar going into Sagittarius, it favors being outdoors, having adventures, having bodily train, possibly taking hikes.
As Mars squares Saturn on November twenty fifth at 8:57 am, the message is about perseverance, each time we’ve Mars with Saturn, however it may really feel that there are blocks in the way in which. Once more, we’ll have a reasonably brief interval of Mars sq. Saturn, as a result of they’re nonetheless at 00º54’ Sagittarius and Pisces. So this will get slightly simpler as soon as we get previous November twenty fifth, however instantly as Mars goes into Sagittarius, we’ve the sensation of pleasure, of a lightening spirit, after the depth of Mars and Scorpio, and we could really feel we actually wish to hit the bottom working, and as we do, we run instantly right into a brick wall. That’s the sq. to Saturn. Once more, it doesn’t final lengthy, and the important thing at all times with this type of sq. is to not let ourselves be discouraged, to maintain transferring ahead. It’s about perseverance, and since Sagittarius is what we name a mutable signal, very versatile, this may be completed by going round issues moderately than attempting to go straight by way of them, which is Mars’ ordinary technique.
Mercury sextile North Node (Nov. 26, 2023, 7:48 pm PST)
And at last this week, Mercury sextiles the North Node of the Moon on November twenty sixth at 7:48pm Pacific Time. The North Node describes what it’s that we’re speculated to be transferring towards for better progress. And as we all know, it’s been transferring by way of Aries for some time now, and that implies that we have to do new issues, not simply attempt to depend on issues that we’ve finished earlier than which have labored. This may be in your relationships, in your friendships, in your corporation, positively. So, as Mercury, the planet of concepts and communication, comes into a pleasant sextile side with the North Node, it’s time to vary the way in which we have a look at issues. Mercury in Sagittarius is made for giant visions and large concepts, and so they’re not all going to be sensible, and so they’re not all going to work out, however do some brainstorming across the time of the sextile, and see if you happen to can pick one or two concepts which can be actually new, that take you in a distinct route, and have you ever exploring and pushing the envelope slightly bit extra in what you do.
Listener Query: Comply with Ups on Start Occasions
On this week’s listener query section. I’ve a few associated listener questions on Daylight Saving Time. Listener Elena asks, by way of Speakpipe, “Hello, I really like your podcast. My query is that this. My daughter was born throughout Daylight Financial savings Time on the night time the clocks turned again. The clocks modified at 2 am. She was born 19 minutes later. On her delivery certificates, it says 1:19 am for the reason that clocks had simply turned again the hour. Ought to I be utilizing 2:19 am or 1:19 am since her rising signal modifications primarily based on these two hours? Thanks. I actually admire your present and all that you simply do.”
And listener Susan despatched this e-mail on a really particular morning. She wrote, “My niece will probably be born this morning in a couple of minutes, possible round 8 am Japanese time. And due to the time change, as a result of Susan despatched this to me on the day that the time modified at 2 am, I ponder how that impacts her delivery chart.”
Effectively, thanks, Elena and Susan, for these questions. Right here is how I replied to Susan by e-mail. “Congratulations on what’s presumably the profitable launch of your little niece. All main astrology software program robotically takes time modifications into impact when calculating a chart. These packages comprise inbuilt atlases that, in addition to latitude and longitude of the birthplace, additionally embrace the dates and occasions that the clock time modifications.
So long as the delivery time has been recorded appropriately in Japanese Normal Time, that’s the time that will probably be used for the chart.”
Now, this passage is all necessary, so long as the delivery time is recorded appropriately in Japanese Normal Time. That is important as a result of the chart will probably be calculated in line with the time offset that was in impact. For instance, Japanese Normal Time is offset from Greenwich by 5 hours. That is programmed into the software program. And the day and time that Daylight Saving Time begins and the offset modifications to 4 hours from Greenwich can be programmed into the software program. From the times once I used to calculate charts by hand, I’ve previous, exhausting copies of the American Atlas and the Worldwide Atlas. And so they embrace these time modifications.
That is pertinent to Elena’s query as nicely, and the reply is that she ought to use the recorded time of 1:19 am. As I discussed in episode 207, in listener Teina’s query about delivery occasions, trendy strategies of recording delivery occasions in hospitals are inclined to lead to very correct delivery occasions. I’m assuming that the displays that report the time of delivery are programmed to robotically alter for modifications in daylight saving time. That is additionally true of wall clocks in most public locations.
Elena, you don’t say when your daughter was born or the place, so when you’ve got any questions on precisely how the hospital was recording time when she was born, it may be a good suggestion to contact the hospital the place she was born, however I feel that as a result of they mirrored the usual time – 1:19 am – as a substitute of Daylight Saving Time, which might be 2:19 am, nicely, anyone was being attentive to the time as a result of these clocks needed to be set again an hour, and it was most likely finished robotically. However when you’ve got any questions, simply get in contact with the hospital and discover out precisely what their procedures are for recording delivery occasions.
Susan and Elena, thanks very a lot for these questions. I’ve been actually stunned at what number of questions there have been about delivery occasions, which I had by no means actually given plenty of thought to, if I’m sincere. If you happen to, Invisible Pal, have a query you’d like me to reply on a future episode, simply go away a message of 1 minute or much less at Speakpipe.com/BigSkyAstrologyPodcast, or you possibly can e-mail me at april (at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and be sure you put podcast query within the topic line.
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