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New Moon in Scorpio, November 15, 2020

Chart for the New Moon in Scorpio
Chart for the New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon in Scorpio
Shifting Tides

Why do you go away? So that you can come back.
So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started
is not the same as never leaving.
~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Nov.15 – NEW MOON in SCORPIO (23:17 of Scorpio)

Just think – we're now 95% through 2020! YAY!!!

2020 sure has been one for the history books, dominated by the extremely rare Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto triple conjunction in Capricorn. We began with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January (and another near-pass in September). Since then, we've had 3 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions throughout the year (the final pass being just 3 days ago). And the grand finale will be the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in December.

The Capricorn trio has also played a key role in most of the New Moon and Full Moon charts this year. Although they are also significant players at the Scorpio New Moon, it is Mars that has the loudest voice in the chart.

For one thing, Mars rules Scorpio (traditional) and therefore also the New Moon. So, whatever Mars is doing will echo back into the energy and agenda of the New Moon and the 4-week lunar cycle that follows (until Dec.14 with the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius). So: what's happening, Mars?

Well for starters, Mars is stationary, having just turned direct about 29 hours before the New Moon is exact. That makes Mars energy very powerful, and the fact that Mars is still in his other ruled sign of Aries makes it all the more-so.

Mythologically, Mars is the Roman god of war, so we know planetary Mars loves a good fight. Regardless what we are motivated by, Mars is the part of us that says, "Enough is enough, something must be done," or "No more excuses—just do it!" Thus, Mars is astrologically the primary agent of change, especially the kind of change that responds to—or responds with—resistance. That resistance comes either from us not wanting to change or from the thing we are trying to change not wanting to. Either way, where there is a conflict of interest, there be Mars.

So: Mars = Change = Conflict. Change is hard because it means we need to leave the familiar behind. We can't open up to the new if we're still walled off inside the old. Maybe that's a good thing (to avoid something undesirable or harmful) or maybe it's not so good (denial, refusal or rigidity).

And yet, even when change is welcome and invited, it can still be stressful to adjust to something new. We may we wonder if we've made the right decision or if we're truly prepared for what comes next. This is human, natural and healthy, as long as we don't get stuck somewhere in the process.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
~ Rumi

Mars is changing direction right now, and a number of reactions are possible. You might think wearily, "Oh no, what next??" You might think, "Thank god(dess), finally!" Or you might think, "Wait, this change isn't what I wanted. What can I do??" One thing few of us will be thinking is, "Ya, ya, so what? Big deal. What's on TV?"

For any planet, moving forward after going direct can be a frustratingly slow part of the journey. First, it takes time to start to get up to speed again, after running in a different gear during the retrograde phase and then slowing down to make the turn.

Mars is about to travel through the same section of the zodiac where he was, first in direct motion (Jul.25 to Sep.09), then in retrograde motion (Sep.09 to Nov.13), and now in direct motion again (Nov.13 to Jan.02.2021). Some of what happens now is bound to feel familiar, but this time the challenge is to apply something new, or do something differently than the first time.

In a way, right now Mars is in stasis, hovering near standstill at only 3% of its average speed and moving forward almost imperceptibly. And yet, Mars' energy is super-strong right now. So, for up to a week or so before and after the New Moon, it may feel a bit like you're trying to run through very hot quicksand.

Mars is not famous for its patience, particularly when in impulsive Aries. You may need to find a delicate balance point between valiantly pushing forward versus finding a place of calm Zen where you can patiently wait for the momentum to catch up with itself. Between the Cardinal Aries and Fixed Scorpio energies, you might feel pulled between the need to get moving forward versus the need to still the turmoil.

If you want to reach an agreement, move from a competitive mindset to a cooperative one.
~ Ludovic Tendron, The Master Key: Unlock Your Influence & Succeed in Negotiation

The only major aspect Mars makes as it stations direct is an opposition to Venus. It was exact on Nov.09 with Mars in the same degree as the station, and they remain in a 8:30 orb from Nov.03 to Nov.16, so at the New Moon their opposition energy is fading. However, they are still significant because of Venus' presence throughout the Mars station, as well as the fact that both Venus and Mars are very strong in signs of their own rulership.

2020 Mars squares to Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto

Meanwhile, Jupiter and Pluto just made their final conjunction (Nov.12) and are still only 0:20 apart. Any aspects from other planets in the chart involve both of them very closely. Mars has been making square aspects to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto (90°) since late July and continues until the beginning of January 2021.

At the moment, however, the square from Mars to Pluto and Jupiter are pretty wide (7:39 and 8:00 orbs). Meanwhile, Mars and Saturn are so far apart, they won't even reach an 8° orb until Dec.21. So, although Mars is a loud voice in the chart in other ways, for a change it's not because of his square to the Capricorn planets.

Venus, on the other hand, is moving through the square aspects to the Cap planets. She very tightly squares Pluto and Jupiter (0:44 and 1:04 orbs), reaching exact within about 24 hours after the New Moon. Venus also squares Saturn (4:56 orb) which becomes exact just 4 days later.

So, in the midst of a year stirred up by Mars antagonizing the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto consortium, we now have Venus, the archetypal opposite of Mars, weighing in. Essentially, this New Moon 4-week cycle is imprinted by Venus calling a board meeting to strategize and negotiate a harmonious transition for when Jupiter and Saturn graduate from Capricorn into Aquarius in December.

Venus squaring the Cap planets is a potentially valuable turning point. Her agenda for peace and goodwill could help to prepare a smoother passage for when Mars goes the final round with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in December and January.

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need
~ Keith Richards and Mick Jagger

Even though Venus and Mars aren't on the friendliest terms with the Capricorn planets, the Sun and Moon definitely are! The New Moon is tightly sextile to both Pluto and Jupiter. Pluto being the modern ruler of Scorpio gives its conjunction to Jupiter, and the sextile to the Sun-Moon, extra significance.

Mini-Trine aspect pattern\

At its best, this configuration can create empowerment that's guided by a higher vision of morality for the Greater Good. This may be enabled by a sense of commitment to make the necessary changes that can make that happen.

On the other hand, there's also the danger of becoming obsessed with control, believing that it's possible to create healthy change through force, rather than allowing it to unfold in its own way. There's a difference between supporting a process of change through persistence, versus believing that "might is right, through force of course."

The New Moon is also sextile Saturn which can either cement the above agendas into place or could simply lend some stability and endurance to the Jupiter-Pluto theme. The New Moon is also trine Neptune, which at its best, can bring an uplifting sense of inspiration that encourages us to aspire to the highest truth and wisdom we know. Yet, there is also a caution about believing (or believing in) something just because it looks like what you want, but might actually block your ability to get what you need. Together, these 3 groups of planets form an aspect pattern I call a Mini-Trine.

Neptune square the Lunar Nodes

Although in a happy connection with the Sun, Neptune is having a long, drawn-out argument with the Lunar Nodes. Although Neptune's square to the Nodes isn't exact until Jan.26.2021, they remain within a 6° orb from early September until mid-March. This is a time when you may be a bit confused, ambivalent or uncertain about where you're heading and how to get there.

On one hand you may have very visionary ideals and dreams, but it may be difficult to distill these down into clear ideas of how to integrate them into your daily life. (We'll see Neptune and the Nodes again in the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, Dec.14.)

So at the New Moon, although there's a strong potential for stress, conflict, struggle and confusion in this 4-week lunar cycle, there is also a sustained undercurrent that can support your empowerment and spiritual growth (in the broadest sense of the word). Given these mixed energies, you may need some help to ensure you land on the upside rather than succumbing to mere ego gratification.

Probably your best resource is a willingness to stay honest with yourself about your deeper desires, and be open to seeing how that might be influencing your decisions and perceptions. For best results, stay in sight of your highest, most wholesome principles, and keep aligning them with what you feel and desire deep inside.

One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical… for the paradox is the source of the thinker’s passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

Mercury quincunx Chiron

What could possibly mess up the smooth unfolding of all this glowing energy is Mercury quincunx Chiron (150°). This aspect is important for several reasons. For one thing, Mercury is in Scorpio and Chiron is in Aries. Both are signs ruled by Mars, which brings yet another Mars theme into the chart. This is helpful because although the signs are out of sync in other ways, they at least have Mars in common, which can ease the struggle inherent in the quincunx aspect.

The Mercury-Chiron quincunx is extremely close, just a quarter-degree in orb. So, even though it is not usually considered a major aspect (but more of a subtle energy), its contribution to the chart is a rather distinct one.

The quincunx is a curious aspect in general. It joins planets that are typically in signs that have zero in common with each other. They are in different and incompatible elements, different modalities and different polarities. It's a bit like putting two people in a room together who speak totally different languages, come from different cultures that use different body languages, and have different assumptions and expectations about how interaction should take place. Then tell them, "Now go solve this problem." No doubt they'll be pretty frustrated at first, and will need to create their common ground from scratch and think outside the box in order to get anywhere.

The quincunx (150°) is geometrically and conceptually between the trine (120°) and the opposition (180°) aspects. Trines are based on signs of the same element with generally easy-going with easy-flowing energy, yet and require effort to bring them into manifestation. Oppositions are polarizing and conflicting, involving signs of the same polarity and compatible elements. They can be reactive and require balance and objectivity to work effectively.

Nine dots puzzle solution

The quincunx teeters on a sharp, irritating edge somewhere in the middle. In a way, it struggles to bridge the gap between the ease of the trine and the dis-ease of the opposition, which are typically mutually exclusive. How to find common ground between them? That's the job of the quincunx. But the trine only sees harmony and dismisses conflict. And the opposition can be very cut-and-dried – it either is or isn't, yes or no, black or white; no in-between or shades of grey.

So, with quincunxes you really have to think "outside the box," as in that famous puzzle. And that takes conscious effort and awareness, as well as creativity and flexibility, all of which are essential qualities needed to make the most of a quincunx aspect.

Grief is paradoxical: you know you must let go, and yet letting go cannot happen all at once. The literature of mourning enacts that dilemma; its solace lies in the ritual of remembering the dead and then saying, 'There is no solace,' and also, 'This has been going on a long time.'
~ Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye

So, back to Mercury quincunx Chiron at the New Moon. Mercury is about our ideas and awareness, and when it's in Scorpio, it's about deep intuitive thoughts and emotionally-coloured perception. Chiron is about healing and wounding, as well as reconciling problems that have no clear or easy solutions, and in Aries this impacts our ability to distinguish courage from recklessness and independence from being anti-social.

Therefore, this quincunx transit suggests a time when we're in need of healing, calm, self-care and self-assurance, but our emotional reactions to the things that disrupt our need for peace and renewal can become our self-undoing. It's necessary to let go of turmoil and stress, but not if it means being in denial or sacrificing our integrity.

Mercury opposite Uranus

The tricky part is that counter-productive thoughts, beliefs, impulses and reactions can lurk in your "blind spot," so it's important to keep questioning whether your motivations, intentions and choices are as pure and wholesome as you think they are. There's always more to see, especially if you dig a bit further below the surface.

Mercury is also opposite Uranus (exact Nov.17). This can help you let go of any persistent views or thoughts that are actually getting in the way more than they're helping you move through a difficult situation. This might happen suddenly – suddenly you just reach the breaking point and say "I'm done! I'm moving on." Or, it might come in the form of an abrupt event that snaps you awake into a different frame of mind, clearing the way to see things in a new way.

'How does one become a butterfly?' she asked pensively.
'You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.'
~ Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers

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In the end, the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction may be the most hopeful and uplifting part of the New Moon chart. Jupiter and Pluto being sextile the New Moon form the closest planetary aspects, other the Sun-Moon conjunction itself and the Mercury-Chiron quincunx.

At its best, Jupiter and Pluto combine ethics and morality with transformation and deep renewal. They can bring an opportunity to turn bad things into good and pain into healing. Focus on your best vision of aspiration, integrity and faith. Take away the fluff and the filler, leaving nothing that could embellish or distract from the best of what is. And then you know you have something that is reliable and real – something that you can build on and grow with. Neptune's trine to the Sun-Moon and sextile to Jupiter-Pluto can make sure you don't get too morose or disenchanted.

The true value of taking a starkly honest look at yourself, at others and at the world, is that whatever you're left with is unlikely to be fake or deceptive. The thing is, you need to be courageous enough to dig below the surface to face what might be difficult to acknowledge, in yourself and/or in the world around you.

The good news is that you've been practicing for this all year – 3 passes of Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, 1 pass of Saturn-Pluto (and a near-pass in September), as well as bunch of parallels between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto throughout 2019-2020. These three planets together have shown us problems that need fixing, yet also the strengths we have that can we can draw on as we move through the process in the coming months and years.

So, try not to think of this as "Oh no, here it comes again," but as "By now, I know what I'm up against and can move forward through it. I've got this."

Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay awesome. The world needs you.

are the people who return to love
like a North Star and to
the truth that we are greater together
that we are alone.
~ Theresa I. Soto, Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience

Day to Day Transits for the Next 2 Weeks

Nov. 30 ~ Mercury sextile Saturn (28:23 of Scorpio/Capricorn)  (Dec.01 in AU)

It can be easier to take a logical, practical approach to problem-solving and decisions now. It's a good time to make plans and work out the logistics of how you're going to get from "here" to "there" in pursuing your ambitions. Or, you may find it's time to bring closure to finished goals, by distilling and systemizing what you've learned in the past several months. This will probably require a bit of effort on your part to make it happen, but the opportunity is there if you choose to take it. This transit can bring mental stability and the ability to apply your mental focus in a practical and grounded way. It may be easier to see things realistically and objectively. Creative energy can become productive and rewarding, if you use it methodically or logically.

Dec. 1-4 ~ Moon goes Out of Bounds (22:18 of Gemini to 00:17 of Leo)  ("What does Out of Bounds mean?"   "What is Declination?")

The Moon goes Out of Bounds (OOB) by Declination, during which time your feelings and emotions may move in a different kind of rhythm. One possible effect is that you might feel more disconnected from the world around you; perhaps a bit alone, lonely or isolated. Or, this could be a welcome change where you can let the stresses of the world roll off your back more easily. Or, your emotions could be a bit erratic, extreme or harder to contain. The common thread through these diverse experiences is that your feeling state may reach beyond your usual range of feelings. If you're an artist, musician, writer or other creative person, this can be a very inspiring time as your creativity and imagination could more easily flow into unusual ideas, whims and impulses.

A planet goes OOB when its declination is greater than 23:26 (23 degrees and 26 minutes), which is the maximum declination of the Sun, and the Sun defines the "Bounds." The Moon goes OOB twice a month for about 8-9 years at a time (and remains In-Bounds for about 8-9 years in between). Currently the Moon's declination is able to go beyond 23:26 from March 2020 to January 2030, peaking at a maximum declination of 28:42 in September 2025 (called the Maximum Lunar Standstill).

So for now, as the maximum declination of the Moon increases from month to month, so will the strength of the OOB effects. Watch to see how you respond to these times. You can work on finding ways to channel this energy into positive, productive, creative experiences, or use it as an opportunity to take another step in your emotional healing.

Dec. 1 ~ Mercury enters Sagittarius (until 20-Dec-2020)  (Dec. 2 in AEDT)

Communication, ideas, thoughts and perceptual "spark" become expanded in Sagittarius. Your mental focus tends toward a philosophical and spiritual outlook that seeks the highest truth in the broadest context. However, it's not always easy for the conscious mind to assimilate and digest such a vast territory of knowledge, or to find the higher meaning in mountains of raw information. You might feel a bit overwhelmed by trying to take in such a panoramic view of your world, but the gifts from doing so are abundant and inspiring! To get the most out of this transit, try learning something new that expands your horizon. Or pick a situation in your life and imagine that you're looking at it from a mountaintop – what do you see from way up there that you can't see when you're closer to the ground? Just remember that whatever visions and insights you get from doing this, these are SOME of the truths to be found, but not necessarily the only truth. Leave room in your new understanding to remember that every mountaintop shows a slightly different view and that this doesn't make one mountain right and the others wrong.

Dec. 4 ~ Mercury trine Chiron (04:59 of Sagittarius/Aries)  (Dec. 5 in GMT, AEDT)

Your mental focus and communication now get an injection of healing energy. Cynicism and depression may soften now, as you become more receptive to a more optimistic viewpoint. If you have been caught up in escapism or "stinkin' thinkin'" (thinking you're more in control of your impulses than you really are), you may now find some relief and healing. Mental argument and critical "self-talk" can now find some reconciliation and acceptance that brings some peace of mind. You have increased ability to find the right words and understanding to help others with their problems. Compassion and empathy may be more accessible because you can identify your own experiences with what you see in others. You might also find someone who can give you good advice or support about your own problems – possibly a teacher or mentor – or you could become this to someone else.

Dec. 5 ~ Venus trine Neptune (18:10 of Scorpio/Pisces)  (Dec. 6 in AST, NST, GMT, AEDT)

This can be a time of romance, creativity, and a sense of oneness with the natural beauty of all that exists in the world. On a social or intimate level, things may run smoothly Рeven a bit magically! So be sure you are clear about what you really want. In terms of finances and material worth, this can be a time of blessings and abundance that could seem to appear out of nowhere. But be careful Рit can also be a time of overspending and wondering where the money went! Your natural beauty and warmth shines through now, so it is a good time to peek out from behind any fa̤ade of glamour or illusion you might be cloaked in. You are likely to see the very best in others (and they in you), so that negotiation, interaction and attraction can seem to flow effortlessly. This magical attraction energy could also open you up to seeing wonderful qualities in others that may or may not actually be there, so do a reality check with a trusted friend before you make any important choices.

Dec. 9 ~ Sun square Neptune (18:11 of Sagittarius/Pisces)  (Dec. 10 in AEDT)

Your ideals, hopes and wishful thinking may loom a little too large during this time, making you prone to disappointment and disillusionment. You might want a fantasy or dream to come true so much that you disconnect from the reality that seems to be in the way – only to find that the obstacle was serving a positive purpose after all. Your imagination may be very active now, but not easy to control or balance with reality. However, it can be a very creative time if you're able to harness that imagination for productive use. Unconscious urges and longings may be especially close to the surface, so you have an opportunity to learn more about the hidden forces that drive you (and perhaps distort your view of the world around you). Spiritually, you might discover that your yearning for enlightenment is not the straightforward path you had hoped for, but it can be just as valuable (although disappointing) to discover what is *not* your best path. Emotionally you may feel a bit overwhelmed, discouraged or confused. On the plus side, you have an opportunity to observe a deeper part of you, which is usually camouflaged against the distracting background of day-to-day life. There is tremendous creative, spiritual and healing potential to be found by listening to and working with the inner voices from those depths.

Dec. 9 ~ Sun square Neptune (18:11 of Sagittarius/Pisces)  (Dec. 10 in AEDT)

Close one-on-one relationships with people (close friends, lovers, partners of all kinds) could possibly benefit by being taken to a deeper level now, through creatively combining balanced harmony with deep connection. Just be careful that intimacy and bonding don't go over the top into obsession or domination. There is a brief opportunity now to become more authentic in how you relate to those close to you and how you establish a balance of power with them. The trick is to do this without trying to suppress, control or overpower the other person's interests. Financially, it is a time when you may have an opportunity to profit in your dealings with banks, insurance companies, taxes, and other institutions that deal with collective money.


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Dec. 11 ~ Sun trine Mars (19:39 of Sagittarius/Aries)  (Dec. 10 in HAST, AKST, PST, MST)

Your energy, purpose, vitality and health are likely to be strong and clear during this transit. Your sense of purpose is supported by your ability to assert yourself and take a stand for what you want and what you believe in. In general, this transit is a great time to take action, especially if you have prepared the way and have all your ducks in a row. If you've been waiting for a spurt of self-confidence or motivation, this transit could give you the push you need to move forward in your plans or goals. Strive to be spontaneous rather than impulsive, and confident rather than arrogant.

Dec. 11 ~ Sun opposite North Lunar Node (19:56 of Sagittarius/Gemini) ("What's a Lunar Node?")

This transit involves a creative release or a letting-go of a piece of your self-image that you don't need anymore. However, this letting go can often be difficult, especially if what you have invested a lot of your sense of self in whatever you're letting go. It might feel like circumstances are wrenching it away, or you could feel quite relieved to let go of this old baggage. Letting go can free up a lot of creative energy, life force and joie de vivre, which can then be rechanneled into other forms of self-expression. Follow your heart! It is time to begin letting go of something in yourself that no longer serves you well. This could be a negative belief about yourself, or perhaps dropping an inhibition that has eroded your self-confidence. This transit only happens close to the eclipses, so its energy is likely to come out around the timing of those events more noticeably.

Dec. 12 ~ Mars sextile North Lunar Node (19:56 of Aries/Gemini)  (Dec. 11 in HAST, AKST, PST, MST, CST)  ("What's a Lunar Node?")

Including a day or two before and after today, this may be a time when opportunities come your way. Taking action could have results or implications that reach farther than you expect. You might feel more energetic, motivated or passionate than usual, and therefore find it easier to get moving on projects and plans. By the same token, if you move your body and take steps toward what you want, the incentive and energy could come to you to keep going with it; in other words, getting your physical energy moving could "prime the pump" mentally and emotionally. Remember that this could be any kind of energy—not just positive strides, but also anger, hostility, vindictiveness and rejection. Use this opportunity wisely.

Dec. 12 ~ Mercury goes Out of Bounds (16:14 Sagittarius to 23:53 Capricorn, until 4-Jan-2021)  (Dec. 11 in HAST, AKST, PST, MST, CST)  ("What does Out of Bounds mean?"   "What is Declination?")

Mercury goes Out of Bounds (OOB) by declination, giving us a chance to peek into ideas and observations beyond our usual thoughts, awareness and comfort zone. The "air up there" can be a bit rarefied. If you're not used to it (and even if you are), your thoughts might seem almost a bit drunk, confused, unusually inspired, or flowing so freely that it's hard to capture them clearly. If you do catch one of these thoughts clearly, remember that it's an idea, not necessarily reality, even though you could use it to create a new reality for yourself. Your mental peripheral vision can become expanded, taking in more information than usual. You may have a chance to manifest it more clearly when Mercury returns from "outer space."

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Another effect that is common while Mercury is OOB is that it can feel like Mercury is retrograde, even when it's not. Weird things often happen, including confusion and things seeming to be generally out-of-synch. As with the actual Mercury retrograde, it's best to give yourself a bit more time to get to appointments, drive more carefully, double-check information and give everyone around you a bit more patience, since they're going through this too.

Like all things in astrology and life, Mercury OOB has its upside and its downside. Much depends on which thoughts you feed and what you feed them with. If you consume fear, suspicion, anger or hostility, you could find yourself feeling a bit paranoid, easily angered, or looking for ways to cheat in order to avoid anticipated negativity. On the upside, you may discover a fresh understanding about things, putting new pieces of the puzzle into place and tapping into a higher level of truth and insight. Try writing down your ideas, perceptions, thoughts and moods. After Mercury comes back down to earth, you can see how you can put those observations and ideas to good use.

Dec. 13 ~ Mercury square Neptune (18:13 of Sagittarius/Pisces)

Your mental focus may be a bit clouded, confused or lethargic right now, as your conscious mind struggles to grasp the formless, limitless expanse of the Universe and the unconscious. You may experience some disillusionment or disappointment, in your observations or communication with others. However, what is flowing under the surface of events right now is the need to dissolve away the crust of old expectations that blocks your view from seeing a greater Truth. If you're feeling off-balance, try to listen more than you talk, so that you can be receptive to your inner sensitivity. Left-brain analysis might be difficult to work with right now unless you balance it with a lot of right-brain intuition. You may have to let go of a rigid mindset, or give up what you think you understand about a situation in your life, in order to open yourself to a new perspective that is difficult to define but is ultimately in the best interest of your spiritual growth.

Dec. 14 ~ Mercury opposite North Lunar Node (19:56 of Sagittarius/Gemini)  (Dec. 15 in AEDT)  ("What's a Lunar Node?")

It's time to let go of old perceptions and ideas that are now just getting in the way of your ability to see things clearly. This might not be an easy task, because your new point of view might show you something you don't really want to see. It might mean you need to change your mind about something or someone. However, by clearing away the blocks to greater awareness, you can start to reshape the way you see yourself or others or life in general. To do this, you might need to release, share and communicate your observations of the last 6 months or so. Take advantage of this time of transition by doing some writing, or perhaps comparing notes with someone about things you've been mulling over.

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