January 16, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Today’s Moon in Aries (it starts the day in Pisces!) and a Venus/Pluto coupling.

Prometheus, the orginal rebel with a cause, steals fire from Zeus while he rests with Ganymede. He will then take the fire to humans, bringing them out of the darkness and cold. Painting by Christian Griepenker (1839-1916)

Prometheus, the original rebel with a cause and a mythological figure related to Uranus, steals fire from Zeus while he rests with Ganymede. He will then take the fire to humans, bringing them out of the darkness and cold. Painting by Christian Griepenker (1839-1916)

That lustrous orb that sweeps our oceans to and fro is also the harbinger who describes and defines our day-to-day fluctuating energy. As the face of the Moon is ever changing, so are the feelings and intuitions that push and pull us through our daily rounds. The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.

If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is playing and who she’s playing with will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having. 

I’m going to try to write this everyday for you – or at least, most days. No promises being made here, but I hope the days I manage it, that you’ll find some peace, and maybe even gain a little edge, in knowing. I want to dedicate this effort to Kat. She told me that she missed my posts. So Kat – this if for you. If any of you enjoy this lovingly crafted energetic gift – please let me know! It will help to keep me motivated to continue…

(The above 3 paragraphs will be repeated each “By the Light of the Moon” post, so if you’ve read it before and know it by heart, just skip to the stuff just below.  All times given in this column are Eastern time. )

Emotionally speaking (since we’re talking about the Moon here)… it’s time to fly your freak flag high and proud! Today the Moon not only moves into “me first” Aries at 11:07 AM Eastern (and I can say that guilt free since I was born with an Aries Moon) but it’s pairing with Uranus, that planet of high idealism and reform, of rebellion and breaking the status-quo. My favorite!

You might expect to feel some agitation today… possibly because you need some changes and haven’t quite taken the steps forward to put them into play. Today’s Moon in Aries making that rebellious conjunction to Uranus might be just the impetus you need to break out. If you don’t actually take action, the level of agitation and irritation that you feel simply escalates. That means today is a great one to find or create for yourself an outlet for percolating steam. Something physical would be ideal.

Moon/Uranus describes the need to be emotionally true to your own unique feelings… to what nurtures you even if it looks radically different than what you expected or what from what others have put into place for you. Moon in Aries describes the need to act on your emotions. I hope I’m painting a clear picture here… 🙂 It’s a day to express your independence and to explore radical feelings, even though the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn – Capricorn being the Keeper of the Status-Quo – might not feel too comfortable with all that. So as you can imagine, there could be some push-pulling going on today, especially in the afternoon (Eastern time). 

As the day progresses, Venus makes a strong connection to Pluto, intensifying and deepening our needs in relationship – and bringing out obsessive tendencies and possibly power plays in emotionally challenging situations. Venus/Pluto interaction also describes intensity in desire, in love, in sexuality – so the tantra minded couples out there may want to explore this in seclusion. The same energy can bring out and up some very deeply spiritual cleansing and healing as well. Deeply psychological rapport with loved ones and healers could develop. 

The archetypes to consider today are The Rebel, The Warrior, The Outcast, The Genius, The Seducer, The Shaman, The Divine Couple and Eros. 

It’s a pretty intense soup of energies today… erratic and powerful. Have fun dodging the mines. And if you can, lift the potential up into the enlightening, spiritually purifying healing that can be yours. 

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