There is a lunar eclipse on Monday, Nov 30 2020, at 3:29 am CST in 8° Gemini. With all eclipses there is a strong urge to make changes. In Gemini, the drive to change is in the area of communication. It can be helpful to reflect on the way you communicate with others, not only the way you speak but how you listen. There's a tendency over the next several days to get distracted from tasks and responsibilities by the daily news sources. The Sun is in the opposite sign of Sagittarius, making it possible to flip your thinking to underlying universal truths and life philosophy in order to calm a racing mind down.
Neptune is making a station point today as I write this on November 28, going direct at 18° Pisces. The effect is at least a week on either side of 11/28. Neptune's influence makes us spacey and forgetful. Write down your lists and journal your day so you don't forget who you are, where you're going, and where you've been. Neptune's strength is in creative efforts like painting, poetry, music and creative writing. It is also good for inputting positive affirmations especially through guided meditation and self-hypnosis techniques.
Neptune, combined with a lunar eclipse in Gemini, you may find that people make promises they cannot fulfill. Usually that's not out of malice, more that there are unforeseen circumstances. One strategy with any promise you receive in the next few days is to make a back up plan, just in case.
My article "A Mindful Approach to Sorting Things Out" is in the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Yoga Chicago Magazine.
I will be giving the Noon Meditation for the Temple of Kriya Yoga on Sunday, December 13. "Your Inward Adventure" will be posted here around noon on 12/13. I will talk about how the winter months are a good time to turn more deeply within. Reflection and contemplation on sacred texts can enhance this inward adventure.
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The New Moon is on Saturday, November 14, at 11:07 pm CST in 23° Scorpio. Scorpio new moons are good for introspection, the study of psychology and our own internal processes. Scorpio is a water sign and is also one of the fixed signs. The symbol in nature is still water. Still water can be a stagnant pond or it can be a beautiful blue lake with water so clear you can see all the way to the depths. As we release from negative thinking and old resentments, our internal environment becomes purified, calm and peaceful.
Also on the day of the New Moon, Mars goes direct at 15° Aries. The stationary point can make you feel like you're spinning your wheels with things you want to get going on. Find small steps toward your goal now. As Mars picks up the pace in its forward movement, your projects will be up and running, too.
Today as I'm writing this, Jupiter is conjunct Pluto at 22° Capricorn. This is the second conjunction in the vast triple conjunction we've been experiencing over the past several years. The Saturn Pluto conjunction is separating now, lessening the frustrations of 2019 and 2020. The Jupiter Pluto conjunction is seeming to manifest the healing energy of Jupiter, especially in terms of greater optimism for the future as news of possible Covid 19 vaccines are coming out.
At the same time Jupiter is expansion and at the time I write this, the virus cases are expanding each day. Jupiter can be exaggeration as well so we're seeing certain people expressing exaggerated claims about things like election fraud. Pluto is revolution so it is looking like people are more inclined at this time to hold extreme views about how their problems should be solved.
Our responsibility as spiritual seekers is to look at whatever turmoil is within our own selves and find ways to calm down, plus problem solve by the most helpful and skillful means possible.
The third conjunction in the triple conjunction is when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn on December 21 in 0° Aquarius which I wrote about in my article "A Mindful Approach to Sorting Things Out" in the new Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Yoga Chicago Magazine.
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.