Today the Sun enters a new sign — Aquarius — one day before the U.S. presidential inauguration. Whether that event feel like a fresh, revolutionary beginning, or more like the crystallization of questionable (or disturbing) cultural and political trends, Amanda Painter explores how either sensation could be an accurate illustration of Aquarius.
Today’s Cancer Full Moon takes place in direct contact with several major planets around the zodiac. Amanda Painter notes it’s a symbolic illustration of how life feels now: issues pushing and pulling us from all directions, each insisting on immediate action. Mercury may offer insight on how to proceed.
The Full Moon in Cancer early on Thursday has the potential to function as a time a machine for you. No, you will not be transported into the future or the past. Instead, Len Wallick explains a grand cardinal cross aspect (of which the Full Moon will be a part) will implicitly transport the past and future to you.
The transition from 2016 to 2017 is at hand, and with it the nearly universal celebrations which often include the consumption of alcohol. As Len Wallick interprets the astrology, at least one aspect strongly suggests that you should even more careful with strong drink than you might normally think.
Amanda Painter suggests that, coming in the midst of so much uncertainty and difficulty, today’s Capricorn New Moon underscores our ability to harness our imagination again; to bolster our determination to use what we’ve learned; and to allow for some careful self-reflection, keeping the avenues of healing and compassion open.
The last New Moon of 2016 will take place on Thursday in Capricorn, and will correspond with the opposition from Jupiter (in Libra) to Uranus (in Aries). Len Wallick suggests the Sun and Moon are both letting you know where you are, and giving you a head start on completing what you started six years ago.
“I agree with your analysis and thoughts about what is fueling the social rupturing we are seeing today. I am an amateur student of history and there is a deep underlying pattern that I have seen that holds true for most of humanity’s experiments in social living, at least as we know of it.” Reader Sally responds to Eric’s letter about anger.