The Daily Astro for November 16, 2012
The Moon enters rock-solid Capricorn today at 5:53 AM EST, then moseys along to sextile Saturn, Capricorn’s ruling planet, at 1:43 PM EST. Then action planet Mars enters Capricorn at 9:37 PM EST. Meanwhile, Saturn trines Chiron today. The Moon also aspects both Uranus and Pluto before day’s end. With all this Saturn/Capricorn action, our focus is likely to be on practical matters, getting work done, and making progress. We’re not going to have much patience for inefficiency or tolerance for people who don’t buckle down and get it done. Saturn makes us very aware of limits and boundaries, and we may feel the need to establish or declare our parameters today–to draw a line in the sand, to protect ourselves. With Uranus and Pluto in the mix, it can be one of those days where throwing yourself into work will take your mind off recent non-stop upsets and intensity. Don’t be too hard on yourself if emergencies or last-minute changes derail your plans today: avoid being rigid or inflexible. It may require a great deal of concentration to avoid being sidetracked, but we also may find the strength to deal with challenging situations. The Chiron influence reminds us to cut ourselves and others some slack, to be considerate of others’ rhythms as well, even if they’re not in sync with our own. There’s also a sense of hitting our stride, finding our mission, of work as a path to healing.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “An X-ray .”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A moneylender counting his gains in front of a safe crowded with valuables.”
Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is: “INVESTIGATION ”
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “HARDNESS.”
Today’s Kozminsky Symbol is what I’d call “Saturnian shadow”. Here’s a person who’s focused on material goods, on money and valuables, to the exclusion of all else–the classic miser archetype. He’s all hard edges and distrust. He assumes no one can be trusted and he has to guard his possessions at all times. He’s crystallized (another Saturn concept) and is encased in a cold, hard, crust. It’s likely this attitude has developed from fear, a sense of lack, and the idea that there’s never enough to go around, so “grab and hoard” becomes this person’s mantra.
The Sabian Symbol brings in issues related to Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto. Astrologically, Plutonian power is connected with X-rays, radiation, nuclear power, and anything that “goes deep” to illuminate whatever is underneath that’s normally hidden. This symbol relates to a search for the truth, not accepting things as they seem to be, researching and double-checking whatever is presented to us. We’re trying to get to the heart of the matter–its essence–and won’t accept anything else. So today’s a day for hard work, research, finding the truth, not accepting the easy answer or the easy way out, checking things twice, and doing a thorough analysis of anything that’s puzzling us. Trust your gut feelings, ask questions, request a second opinion. Pretend you’re the protagonist of a mystery novel, trying to solve an elusive mystery. Look for clues.
BORN ON NOVEMBER 16:
Tiberius (Roman Emperor), Jeanne III, Queen of Navarre, Beatrice of Naples, Leonardo Loredan (Doge of Venice), Henrietta Marie (Queen Consort of England), David Kalakua (King, Hawaii), William Christopher Handy (jazzman), George Seldes (journalist), Mabel Normand (comedian), Paul Hindemith (composer), Oswald Mosely (baron/British Nazi), Mary Margaret McBride (radio personality, WOR-AM, New York City), Joe Saramago (writer, Nobel laureate), Alice Adams (sculptor), Chinua Achebe (Nigerian author), Guy Stockwell (actor), Toni Brown (musician, Joy of Cooking), Donna McKechnie (actor), Winfred “Blue” Lovette (singer, Marvelettes), Chi Coltrane (pianist/singer), Steve Railsback (actor), David Leisure (actor), Gay “Mani” Mournfield (bassist, Stone Roses), Carl J. Meade (astronaut), Anne Dore McLaughlin (U.S. Secretary of Labor), Joanna Pettit (actor), France-Albert Rene (President, Seychilles), Terence McKenna (writer/ehthnobotanist), Henri Charriere (felon/author of “Papillon”), Salvatore Giuliano (Sicilian “Robin Hood”), Joseph Vacher (“The French Ripper”, serial killer, 1890’s), Yki Uchida (actor/model), Marc Camoletti (playwright), Jules Violle (physicist/inventor), Anatoly Dobrynin (Russian statesman), Jonas Akerlund (Swedish film director), Burgess Meredith (actor), Maggie Gyllenhaal (actor), Diana Krall (jazz singer/pianist), Lisa Bonet (actor), Dwight Gooden (baseball pitcher), Oksana Baiul (Olympic gold medalist, figure skating), Marg Helegnberger (actor), Shigeru Miyamoto (designer, Nintendo video games), Eddie Condon (jazz guitarist), Trever Penick (singer, O-Town), Clu Gulager (actor), Daws Butler (voice of Yogi Bear & other cartoon characters), Martha Plimpton (actor), George S. Kaufman (playwright).
THE DAILY DRAW:
Death/4 of Pentacles
Here’s two “4″ cards! The issue: the world of matter, its essence and its breakdown. This combo is really in sync with today’s energies. I see it as the process of crystal formation (and given the Capricorn/Pluto vibe today, I’d suggest obsidian or any of the stones formed by volcanic action as appropriate talismans for the day).
The Death card tells us to penetrate to “the heart of matter”; coupled with the 4 of Pentacles, we see it’s time to release whatever we’ve been holding on to, as it’s becoming too static and has progressed into the entropy stage. Think of the miserly individual in today’s Kozminsky Symbol, trying to hold on to what he has gained by locking it away in a safe, where it sits, doing nothing. Exchange of energy is a key concept here.
And think of the X-ray in the Sabian Symbol, which shows what lies underneath, the bone beneath the flesh, the inner workings. Pluto in Capricorn reminds us the world of form will change, things will collapse, be destroyed, and then re-invent themselves in a totally new form. This combination is about transmutation of energies, finding the open door that leads to change and understanding the powerful forces behind all things in the material world. Everything is in a state of flux, even if it seems solid and immovable on the surface. Look beneath and observe the process of change.
—Valerie Sylvester, November 16, 2012–