Let Go of Deliberate Discontent

The Astrology

  • The Moon meets with Uranus in Taurus today and continues its tour of Taurus through Wednesday.
  • The Moon illuminates Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, while Uranus intensifies social exchanges.
  • The Sun in Libra has received testimony from Jupiter in Sagittarius and Saturn in Capricorn, and now it’s deliberating. Its next meeting is with the Moon as the Moon passes through Gemini Thursday and Friday.


The Moon is associated with emotions, Venus with giving and receiving, Mercury with communication and thought, and Uranus with social-consciousness and awareness, excitement, breakthroughs, and chaos. The Moon and Uranus in Taurus oppose Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, mirroring our views, thoughts, and communications regarding social responsibilities and justice, personal responsibilities, and intensifying our personal and global relationships.

As Above, So Below

We see ourselves in the behaviors of others. We’re trained to see and hear hopelessness, grief, and fighting. Some will argue that we feel the need to stay aware of dangerous conditions so that we can protect and defend ourselves when necessary. If you accept that line of reasoning, then the cycle is completed and repeated when you respond with feelings of fear, hopelessness, and despair. Or, you can choose what and who you pay attention to. You are 100 percent in charge of you, how you feel, and what you do.

Your emotions are your guide to well-being, and thoughts follow emotions. What do you feel excited about? What breakthroughs and new thoughts have you had recently? What do you see (reflections) that you no longer want or need in your life?

Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs. Both signs are associated with holding on fiercely to what seems important even as discontent builds: material things for security (Taurus) and emotions to maintain control (Scorpio). The disseminating Taurus Moon reminds us that everything is part of a cycle, and now is a good time to let go so room can be made for new thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

Today’s Haiku

Excited mind seeks
freedom. Optimism reborn,
emotion magic.

Intense Need to Separate Emotions

The Astrology

  • The New Crescent Moon is half way through Scorpio and facing retrograde Uranus in Taurus.
  • The Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Venus-managed Libra continue to prompt inquiries into what is needed or wanted in all types of relationships.
  • Mars is finishing its transit of Mercury-managed earthy Virgo.
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius spreads hope.
  • Saturn in rocky Capricorn draws attention to the foundations and structures of what is building.


The New Moon was re-born last Saturday in Libra, where the interplay of light and dark, masculine and feminine energies, soul and spirit, balance and one-sidedness, you and/or others are the focus. Today, it’s halfway through Mars-managed Scorpio and facing/opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus. While the Moon is in Scorpio, it’s in its element (a water sign) but at cross purposes with its own nature. We associate the Moon with emotions and with maternal, nurturing archetypes. Scorpio is a feminine energy that’s managed by intense, masculine Mars, the planet associated with combat and the warrior archetypes. That brief statement may help you to better understand the nature of Scorpio. If we assume that the design of our Universe is intentional, and it is, then this Scorpio Moon time has a purpose. It’s illuminating one facet in the continuum of time that we experience as days and years. Libra focused on and exposed our attention to opposites. Now, Scorpio is cutting through emotions that need to surface and be managed.

In Greek mythology, Medusa is a cave-dwelling, snake-haired Gorgon seductress who eats sailors. That’s Scorpio personified. There wasn’t much to like about that image. In the stories about Medusa, the hero who severs her head (Mars) is cheered and revered. But Medusa had another role. Her image was used as protection against the negative, much like the modern evil eye. She represented a dangerous threat meant to deter other dangerous threats, an image of evil to repel evil to protect loved ones (the Moon).

How are you feeling today? Are you Mars or the Moon, or a bit of both?

In what aspect or facet of your life do you feel a need to separate (Mars) from and/or be more objective about how you nurture and care for (Moon) yourself and others?

Or, in what aspect or facet of your life do you feel a need to protect yourself?

Today’s Haiku

I could say more but
I’m here only as storyteller
Summoning allies.