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.

Light and Dark Need Each Other

The Astrology

  • The New Crescent Moon is in Mars-managed Scorpio for the next two days.
  • 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 Vibe is YIN YANG

Yin Yang

The concepts of dualism, of opposing contrary forces, as well as that of complimentary energy and interdependence are contained in the yin and yang symbol. It reminds us that neither light nor dark can exist without its opposite. Less obvious, but equally important in this symbol, is the message that in our universe, things are constantly seeking new balance. The planets in light and airy Libra and those in earthy Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus clearly show us that strife can coexist with harmony, anger with peace, sadness with joy, lies with truth.

From the Tao Te Ching

When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created.
Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.