Last week while I was researching the Citizen Hearing on ET Disclosure taking place today (Monday) in Washington DC, I noticed that the Moon ingresses Capricorn at 8:21 am EDT, less than an hour before the proceedings begin.
This happens with a magnificent Taurus stellium developing (Mercury arrives Wednesday). At the moment, the Sun, Venus, Mars, Pallas and the South Node are in Taurus, and we’re fast heading for an eclipse of the Sun that takes place May 9, covered in detail in Friday’s member edition of Planet Waves.
As for Monday: the Moon in Capricorn is a focusing influence. It may not be thought of as fun, though plenty of fun is possible — including the satisfaction of a job well done, and some of the more devilish things that Capricorn is famous for. It’s a ‘work hard, play hard’ Moon — though there’s also an element of spiritual depth to today’s astrology.
When the Moon gets to this sign, there will soon be a conjunction with Pluto and a square with Uranus — these two slow-movers are in a loonnng square aspect that lasts into 2015. On a fairly regular basis, sometimes with more energy than others, faster moving planets pass through the square and we find out what’s going on behind the scenes.
As we’ve written before, when the Moon makes a conjunction to Pluto in our era of history, it’s actually an eclipse-like event. If I recall correctly there are 19 of these, one per month, and we’re currently around the middle of the cycle. Pluto is too far away to see (a fancy spacecraft called New Horizons is on the way, and we’ll eventually have photographs), but this conjunction can have an astrological effect. The aspect is described as Moon occulting Pluto, meaning that it passes directly in Pluto’s path, in effect, hiding it. But an aspect where a planet is ‘hidden’ can translate into revealed.
I would say that’s the thing to look for this week. It may emerge from your emotional body, or you may make some deep connections that teach you the ways in which the past makes more sense than you thought previously. There is the potential here to release yourself from old ideas, and to make contact with your ability to choose in a way that is appropriate for you now.
Early on Monday the Moon is opposite Vesta in early Cancer, and some hours later will also make an opposition to Ceres in early Cancer. I see this as being about relationship choices, knowing what we have the option to offer or not offer. There’s a reminder to do the ‘nourishment check’ in your personal encounters, verifying that what you’re experiencing really is nourishing to both people. That would include the pleasure of service, which is a different thing from codependency.
One other sign to consider: Pisces. The Capricorn Moon makes its first aspect to Vesta in Cancer, which may be subtle, and then it makes a sextile to Neptune in Pisces. This is a reminder to keep your imagination involved in whatever you’re doing. Vesta might hint at what you think you have to give up.
Neptune is a reminder to keep your vision alive, to consider how you may use your resources to create something beautiful, not just practical. Allow the creative element or the fantasy aspect of thought to describe not just what is practical but what you want that will also work for you. Reality has a lovely way of melting under the warmth of the creative imagination, and we’re in a moment when you can sculpt your life.