January 17, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Moon connects high emotions with our relationships today. A great day for discovery!

Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire... great example of Moon connecting to Venus/Pluto!

Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire… great example of Moon connecting to Venus/Pluto!

Listen to today’s “By the Light of the Moon”
Read by Michelle

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. )

Listen to today’s “By the Light of the Moon”
Read by Michelle

The day begins with quite a bit of relational intensity as the Moon in Aries, symbolizing pretty high energy emotions, throws down the gauntlet to both Pluto and Venus in Capricorn. Pluto and Venus coming together want to go to the depths of our relationships and heal them – or control them, depending on the way you use the energy. And Capricorn operates with authority… and wants to advance itself. There could potentially be head-butting and some scrambling to see who’s on top with these 3 players (the Moon, Venus and Pluto) involved. Both sides in this challenge, Moon in Aries on the one hand and Venus and Pluto in Capricorn on the other, really want to be right and will, in different ways, go about making that happen. So just be aware of the potential for a little drama, and try to make sure that you aren’t the one perpetuating it. There are better ways to use this energy.

This same configuration is great for uncovering things – research. Stuff that breaks open taboos and brings darkness to the light. Sherlock Holmes would love this energy!

As the day progresses things lighten up as the Moon moves away from that challenging point, and links herself in a “let’s play nice” with Mars. Still high energy that’s fairly testosterone driven, but this could turn the tide in favor of physical, rather than psychological, themes. Get moving. Go for a run. Work out. Release tension. Try not to use this as a way to be a bully about whatever went down earlier. 😉

Venus also touches Saturn today (as does Pluto – but that’s been that way for a while) and if we can get ourselves beyond the earlier fireworks, we could actually hunker down to some pretty productive work that we could find some sort of opportunity through. If you can manage it, don’t let this pass you by unused.

Thanks so much for being here! 

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