Astro-Notes on November 21, 2016 – Third Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Third Quarter Moon at 29:27 Leo/Scorpio at 3:33 am EST
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 4:33 am EST
– Mars in Aquarius quincunx NN in Virgo/semi-sextile SN and Neptune in Pisces
– Sun ingress to Sagittarius at 4:22 pm EST and semi-square Jupiter in Libra
– Vesta in Leo trine Juno in Sagittarius
– Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

Once again, I couldn’t get around to write a Full Moon post and now I’m struggling to be able to write up something about the Last Quarter Moon. My personal belongings finally arrived as the Moon was full in sync with the symbology, which meant that I had to take care of this first since we were surrounded by over 40 plastic containers here in our small apartment space. It’s a work in progress, because I don’t have the necessary storage space in my bedroom yet and also have too much to catch up to. I’m still looking for a few pieces of furniture and at the same time did I start my job search again. This consumes a lot of my time. Thus, I’ve been pretty busy with my personal projects and my astrological pursuits have suffered as a consequence.

Therefore, it’s no coincidence that the Last Quarter Moon falls in the last degrees of the fixed signs Leo and Scorpio (for me in houses 12 and 4 – unfinished business, creative vision at cross purpose with shared values at home or in private life), urging us to get our stuff together in this regard, which I was going to do, even though I had to work all weekend. This morning though with Mars in Aquarius in sextile to my Mercury in house 4 and Mercury in Sagittarius moving into a t-square with my natal Uranus-Chiron opposition from house 4, they’ve been testing the fire alarms and sprinklers in this building, which is quite unnerving and lasted for almost an hour. So, the ‘crisis in consciousness’ that is accompanying this phase in the lunar cycle challenges us to express ourselves (Leo) in spite of limiting circumstances (square Scorpio) without being dramatic or childish (Leo), but keeping up a professional facade (Scorpio). An excellent example of this energy has been provided by the Hamilton-Pence situation.


Meanwhile, the Moon has moved on to Virgo and the Sun is about to make ingress to Sagittarius, where he will engage in a tense semi-square with Jupiter in Libra right away, which means the mood is more sober, we focus on the practical aspects of life and on getting things done as a period is about to begin, where we seek to expand our personal reach and spread our wings, find more purpose and meaning in our life, explore our world and discover ways to express ourselves as well as our personal truth and mission, while evaluating the options we have and the opportunities we encounter in a fair and objective manner. With Mars in Aquarius in adjusting aspects to the nodal axis and Neptune in Pisces, now in forward motion, we act accordingly so that we can move on from the past, instead of getting trapped in the same patterns. We are aware that we need to work on our future prospects if we want to make any progress at all. Therefore, we have to keep distractions at a minimum and dedicate us to our personal causes or the things close to our heart. Then, everything will fall into place and our outlook will be brighter.

Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Wands”, a card that deals with openings and gateways we can step through, giving us a chance to get out of an oppressive situation or escape from unhappy circumstances. This card has an uplifting, celebratory quality about it and brings people together. We’re moving from one stage to another.


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