The Daily Astro for November 19, 2012
The Moon has moved into Aquarius. Before 6 AM EST, there’s an infusion of what can be only called upbeat dreaminess or optimistic fogginess plugged & a “good will towards all” aura-field-grid. At 10:08 AM, a Moon/Saturn parallel takes it down a notch and we get serious–just try not to get depressed when faced with obstacles or extra-frostiness from others. Or maybe you’re the one giving others the cold shoulder? Moon in Aquarius isn’t warm and fuzzy anyway; add Saturn to the mix and the temperature plummets. Next, the Moon collides with Mars at 12:36 PM, heating things up, but a certain crankiness flashes in, aided and abetted by Mercury’s connection with Pluto at 1:55 PM. Everyone will be mad at someone because of something nasty they think they did, or more likely, said. Maybe they did do/say it, maybe they’re hiding something, maybe it’s all rumor and innuendo. In any case, it’s a powder keg; don’t speak up unless you’re wearing your pith helmet.
At 5:40 PM EST, the Moon bumps into Uranus (more edginess/hair-trigger reactions thrown into today’s crazy-quilt mix), and then after 10:23 PM the Moon aspects Mercury (which is still retrograde, ahem), Venus and finally, Pluto. The Moon’s not in its element in Aquarius, an air sign, and Mercury’s out-of-sorts in intense, emotional Scorpio–tangled webs are woven and everyone’s on a different wavelength. The Moon/Venus link tries to smooth things over and make it pretty, but that Moon/Pluto hit leaves some jagged emotional edges in its wake. Still, in today’s intersections, missed connections and uncomfortable pauses there’s real opportunity for breakthroughs. Sometimes creative friction brings forth amazing things. And sometimes you should just take a hot bath and go to sleep early. Your choice.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “The king of the fairies approaching his domain .”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A sailor steering a ship in a rough sea, looking anxiously ahead.”
Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is: “ALLEGIANCE. ”
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “ADVENTURE. ”
The Kozminsky Symbol for today emphasizes the need to retain the detachment built into the Moon in Aquarius and keep ourselves “at even keel” even though we are continuously slammed by the waves of fate. The keyword shows the attitude we need to take. Just realize this is your journey, you’re in control, and you have the the ability to navigate the stormiest of seas. We all need to be courageous and step up to meet the challenges that are thrown at us by life. Think of an area of your life where you need to be more daring and take more chances. Then take that first step.
The Sabian Symbol continues the theme of autonomy and self-mastery. It depicts the king of a magical world returning to his home base, where he’s most comfortable. Since we’re dealing with fairies, the emphasis is on imagination, creativity and coordinating the outer world with our own active inner world. This is the gift of imagination, visualization, and all forms of magic, wishes being granted, doors opening to new realities. The down side is thinking that you’re more special than others because of your abilities or title(s)–don’t be arrogant; treat people with respect and you will get a better response. Use your powers wisely.
BORN ON NOVEMBER 19:
Emperor Go Kasiwaba (Japan), Robert Sidney (English statesman), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria, Charles I (King of England), George Rogers Clark (frontier military leader, US Revolutionary War), Ferdinand deLesseps (built the Suez Canal), Rani Lakshmi Bai (Queen of India), Billy Sunday (evangelist), James B. Sumner (Nobel Prize, Chemistry), Clifton Webb (actor), Louise Dahl-Wolfe (US photographer), Quentin Roosevelt (son of US President Theodore Roosevelt), Allen Tate (poet), Grand Ayatollah Abul-Zassin Khoei (Shia Islamic scholar), Rose Isabel Williams (sister of playwright Tennessee Williams), Alan Young (actor, “Mr. Ed”), George Fenneman (TV announcer, “You Bet Your Life”), Jeane J. Kirkpatrick (US Ambassador), Bob Mathias (Olympic decathlete), Jack Welch (General Electric CEO), Hank Medress (The Tokens), Garrick Utley (newscaster), Pete Moor (singer, The Miracles), Sharon Olds (poet), Joe Correro (drummer, Paul Revere and the Raiders), Mickey Lee Davis Jr. (murderer, on FBI’s Most Wanted List), Robert Beltran (actor), Tim Scheckel (drummer, Buckinghams), Kathleen Quinlan (actor), Eileen Marie Collins (astonaut/test pilot), Ofra Hazi (Israeli singer), Jean-Francis Clervoy (astronaut), Rocco DiSpirito (chef), Savion Glover (dancer/choreographer), Alice Peacock (folk singer), Ryukishi07 (Japanese mystery writer), Sandrine Holt (model/actor), Keith Buckley (singer), Glynnis O’Connor (actor), Charlie Coe (bassist, Paul Revere & the Raiders), Brook Benton (singer), Michael I. Kalinin (Russian head of state), Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (sculptor), Gene Tierney (actor), Jason Scott Lee (actor), Jose Raul Capablanca (Cuban chess player), Nathan Leopold (murderer, Leopold & Loeb case), Ray Collins (musician, Mothers of Invention), Larry King (TV/radio interviewer), Meg Ryan (actor), Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India), the McCaughley sextuplets, Jodie Foster (actor/director), Ted Turner (CNN/Turner broadcasting), James Garfield (20th President of the US), Tommy Dorsey (bandleader), Gail Devers (Olympic tack & field star), Ann Curry (journalist, “Today” Show), Calvin Klein (fashion designer), Dan Haggerty (actor, “Grizzly Adams”), Dick Cavette (talk show host), Roy Campanella (Hall of Fame catcher, Brooklyn Dodgers), Tyga (rapper), Allison Janney (actor), Billy Currington (country singer), Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (rabbi/author), June Caprice (silent film actor), Charlie Kaufman (screenwriter/producer/director), Tom Harkin (US Democratic politician, presidential candidate), Rene Caillie (French explorer), Jack Dorsey (software designer, creator of Twitter), Anna Seghers (writer), Gillo Pontecorvo (writer/director, directed “The Battle of Algiers”), Tommy Thompson (US Secretary of Health and Human Services), Zeenat Aman (Hindi actor), Eek-A-Mouse (reggae musician), Jason Pierce aka J. Spaceman (musician).
THE DAILY DRAW:
Judgment/7 of Pentacles
Unexpected karmic twists and turns take us down the path we’re meant to be on, although we often don’t know it at the time. Take a look at the part you’ve played in your own evolution, then take a chance, make a change, rewrite the story. If you’ve been caught up in other people’s dramas, time to let go of those entanglements. Do the unexpected based on knowledge of the cycles of the past. Let go of any attachment to outcome and take the unexplored route this time. You’re only stuck if you sit and mope for too long. Take advantage of any doors that open, any opportunities that suddenly appear. The death of the old leaves a space for the new.
—Valerie Sylvester, November 19, 2012–