Ceres — the largest asteroid — at 20 degrees of Gemini shifts from being retrograde to direct (12:50AM PST). All Ceres themes — productivity, agriculture and farming, gardening, Mother Nature, food, diet and nutrition, mother-daughter and parent-child ties, scarcity and famine, child neglect and abuse — are pronounced in importance throughout the day. While Ceres seems to hog the spotlight, an inspirational, 72-degree link from this asteroid to Pallas (2:14AM PST) and a glowing Moon-Venus parallel (4:49PM PST) can lift your spirits and amplify your skills as a savvy problem-solver. However, the Moon in Scorpio becomes void at 4:32AM PST and this limbo condition lasts until 7:46AM PST when the lunar orb enters fiery, enthusiastic Sagittarius. The monthly change of Moon signs — from Scorpio to Sagittarius — is usually the most intense and potentially disturbing of all the lunar zodiacal shifts. Therefore, be on your best behavior and handle sensitive relationships with kid gloves this morning. The Mars-Neptune union at 3 degrees of Pisces (12:57PM PST) and the Mercury-Saturn parallel (9:43PM PST) are the major events in the second half of the day. The Mars-Neptune rapport can increase your personal magnetism, idealism and charisma, but it also contains a shadow side related to irrational and fanatical expressions. Mercury-Saturn in parallel formation — similar to a conjunction in the zodiac — is great for people who work with logic and common sense, but it can also signify potential delays and stalemates. Get ready for emotional and romantic fireworks tomorrow as Venus, Mars and Juno go on the warpath.
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Reminiscing about the good old days often occurs instinctively during the monthly lunar transit in Cancer. This is because this sign signifies the past, family ties, and ancestral roots. Look through photo albums, the basement or attic for long-lost keepsakes and memorabilia. Healing forces are back on the march as the Moon forms a flowing trine with Chiron in water signs (9:32AM PST). Don’t let your overall productivity decline as the Sun makes a frictional, 135-degree tie with Ceres (2:52PM PST) while Venus makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Ceres (9:18PM PST). Cooking, baking and preparing your garden for the growing season are emphasized throughout the day. Learn more about recent economic and market trends in order to increase the value of your investments as Mercury makes a trine to Vesta (6:25PM PST). Sisterhood and fellowship gatherings are promoted by the same alignment. Let your spiritual willpower and mental concentration guide you as Mercury parallels Pluto (6:50PM PST). Revelations abound later on when the Sun forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with lightning-bringer Uranus (8:47PM PST). Start preparing for Vesta making a station and going direct in Gemini as well as a potent Full Moon — both happening on Saturday.
There’s no rest for the weary as the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with the red planet Mars in Aquarius (12:38AM PST). According to the traditional astrological rules relating to the void-of-course Moon condition, there is now another lengthy lunar uncertainty cycle to contend with that lasts until 2:50AM PST tomorrow. It’s important to note that not every professional astrologer works with the void Moon placement and the reasons are far too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say, wisdom dictates that recognizing the void nature of the lunar trajectory can assist you in doing the very best with what the universe is offering up on its silver platter. Today’s Moon-Mars union can send out many emotional sparks — some of which can inflame romantic bonds and business deals. Cooking, baking and cleaning your garden tools can be satisfying experiences since the Moon trines Ceres in air signs (12:13PM PST). A trio of challenging aspects will keep you on high alert as Mercury moves into a dicey, 135-degree tie with Ceres (5:35PM PST), Vesta makes an off-kilter, 150-degree contact with Saturn (6:02PM PST), and Mercury also forms a frictional, 45-degree connection with Chiron (10:33PM PST).
Put low-level desires on the back burner and give selfish urges the old heave-ho. It’s time for the solar and lunar orbs to reach their monthly crescendo. This Full Moon energizes 8 degrees of Capricorn and Cancer (2:22AM PST). Individual and group meditations are recommended. Think more about what you can do for relatives, friends and associates rather than your own personal needs. Enlightening forces are attempting to illuminate the entire landscape of the human species while also bearing gifts of the spirit to the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. You may want to get busy with other key tasks and plans in the early hours before the Moon trines Saturn in water signs (6:44AM PST) — a 120-degree link that also starts a long void uncertainty zone that lasts until 11:46PM PST tomorrow night. If you add up those hours, it means that this void-of-course lunar experience goes on for 41+ hours. You are advised to drop old worries like a hot potato and enjoy going with the cosmic flow for a change of pace. Strive to finish projects that relate to familial or residential matters. If parental themes and memories bombard your waking consciousness, it is due to a frictional, 135-degree tie from Ceres to Saturn (8:45PM PST). Whenever Ceres and Saturn connect in the heavens, the earthly reflection has something to do with maternal and paternal issues. Emulate the tortoise over the hare overnight since the Sun makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link-up with Jupiter (12:28AM PST on Saturday). By slowing your pace, it is easier to adjust yourself to the fact that giant Jupiter remains retrograde until January 30, 2013.
If you were ever looking for a sabbatical away from cares, woes and worries, this is your 24-hour time-period to fly the coop and seek peace and quiet wherever possible. A main reason to get away from business-as-usual is due to the very long void lunar uncertainty cycle in Taurus that began yesterday, continues all of today, and then ends tomorrow at 11:41AM PDT. Every so often, the Moon enters what seems like a bottomless pit of void activity — when the Moon has ceased making its major alignments to other celestial bodies and seems to be drifting along more aimlessly than usual. However, the void Moon experience can be filled with spiritual studies, creative arts and crafts, and plenty of fun and games. The key is not to set up unrealistic expectations or force your will on others. Think more about going with the flow and simplifying your life. Today and tomorrow also constitute a 48-hour time-span to distribute the enlightening vibrations received during yesterday’s revelatory Full Moon experience. The main alignment of the day clocks in at 3:31AM PDT when the Sun and Pluto orchestrate a supportive, 60-degree liaison. Although this aspect occurs early, it can stay influential for most of the day. Learn more about your core values and what makes you tick — deep down inside. Hit the psychology and metaphysical books with a vengeance. Prepare for a shift by Ceres in Cancer into retrograde motion tomorrow.
There’s a great opportunity early on today to solve problems and engage in strategy sessions with a trusted friend or adviser as the Moon unites with Pallas in Pisces (2:28AM PDT). Ingenious ideas abound. Love vibrations are also increasing in frequency — courtesy of a Moon-Venus parallel (3:29AM PDT). Unfurl your creative artistry and move forward with vital communications as the Moon makes a harmonious trine with Mercury in water signs (7:45AM PDT). Slow your tempo during a 4+ hour void lunar twilight zone that begins at 8:05AM PDT and lasts until 12:32PM PDT. Even though the Moon is in limbo and unsettled conditions are prominent, you may still be able to be highly productive in your main fields of expertise since the Sun forms a trine with the largest asteroid Ceres (8:59AM PDT). Once the Moon escapes from its void stature in Pisces by entering fiery, independent-minded Aries (12:32PM PDT), your assertive demeanor can lead you to triumphs as an entrepreneurial leader or captain of industry. Open your mind to breakthroughs in higher consciousness as the Moon makes its monthly union with revolutionary Uranus (11:08PM PDT).
Easy does it! The universe appears to be in a no-holds-barred type of mood — relentlessly throwing the kitchen sink of aspects in the direction of humanity probably as some sort of cosmic test. Here’s what you will have to face — the Sun trines Vesta (5:44AM PDT), Mercury makes a frictional, 135-degree link with the largest asteroid Ceres (5:47AM PDT), the Moon in Sagittarius makes its monthly union with Mars (6:42AM PDT), the Sun parallels Saturn (7:43AM PDT) while the Moon unites with Juno (7:55AM PDT). Two of these aspects — the Sun trine Vesta and the Moon uniting with Juno — are certainly favorable, opening up the potential for making financial gains and improving partnership bonds. However, the other three alignments can send you on to unnecessary detours across the board. Steer clear of temperamental individuals and anyone carrying a grudge as the Moon conjunct Mars has a shadow side of inflammatory, volatile actions not based on logic or reason. The Moon cruising through Sagittarius is an inherently buoyant vibration, but the evening hours provide more grist for the mill as Mercury parallels Pluto (7:41PM PDT) followed by an off-kilter, 150-degree contact from the Sun to Pallas (9:06PM PDT). Be the picture of human kindness on the social circuit. Avoid mental burnout and physical exhaustion. Board, word or card games can give you a lift.
There is no sense of bolting out of the starting gate too fast since the Moon in Gemini remains in void mode until 5:46PM PDT. Pushing your own agenda with aggressive moves can backfire as Mercury makes an abrasive, 135-degree link with Jupiter (1:54AM PDT) and the Moon parallels feisty Mars (6:27AM PDT). Two aspects appear to launch a rescue mission as the Moon makes its monthly union with Vesta (7:18AM PDT) while Mercury trines Ceres in water signs (8:37AM PDT). The Moon match-up with Vesta energizes soul-sister companionship as well as the potential to increase the value of your assets and investments. Mercury resonating well with Ceres is a boost for explorations in nature. Weather permitting, go on a picnic, visit a favorite park or national landmark, and really commune with the birds, trees and sky. Once the Moon enters Cancer (5:46PM PDT), home and family themes become prominent for the next 2+ days. Don’t be surprised if a wave of nostalgia washes over you as the Moon’s monthly visit to Cancer can stimulate childhood memories. The red planet makes news by entering fiery Sagittarius (8:22PM PDT) — a cycle that activates goal-orientation, educational aims, and athletic prowess until November 16. Keep raising the bar when it comes to productivity in your main fields of expertise as the Moon unites with Ceres — the largest asteroid (9:32PM PDT). The communication and correspondence fronts may be buzzing — courtesy of a Moon-Mercury trine in water signs (11:10PM PDT).