Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sun-Neptune Square: Crappy Thanksgiving?
Please note that all times given for aspects are Eastern Standard Time. Right now, if you are feeling sick, tired, disappointed, disillusioned, disoriented, sad, and/or stuck in bad weather on I-95, having to change or delay your Thanksgiving plans due to bad weather or badder vibes, this down-in-the-dumps mood should lift after the Sun-Neptune square passes at 11:20 p.m. With the Moon in Aquarius this Thanksgiving, you may be best off celebrating in an unconventional way: with the friends who feel like your true family (what author Armistead Maupin refers to as "biologicals"), dining on anything other than the traditional Thanksgiving menu. Some unexpected opportunities could arise early tomorrow afternoon that, if taken, will more than make up for any upsetting change of holiday plans that occurred today. Mercury leaves Scorpio tomorrow at 9:26 p.m. and enters Sagittarius, so the tone of communication will shift from intense and secretive to outspoken and expansive. However, with Mercury quickly moving into a square to Neptune over the weekend (exact Sunday, 11:27 p.m.), there could be a revisiting of today...at best, making sense of or talking through disappointments or maladies; at worst, overindulging in holiday cheer to the point of not remembering it the next day. By the way, is anyone else's ass, health, ego, creativity, and checkbook being kicked by Saturn in late Scorpio? Mine sure is. I am hoping that the imminent trine to my Mars will help. For all I know, this trine has been helping me avert the worst-case Saturn-in-Scorpio scenarios. In fact, I do know that must be the case. Not everything has been awful, and what is good has never been better. I have plenty to give thanks to this Thanksgiving. As I always like to point out, this holiday falls on the first Thursday of Sagittarius so that we can all give thanks to getting through Scorpio, for better or for worse. As much as I personally dig the Sun-in-Scorpio period, it never seems to "go gentle into that good night" (as Scorpio poet Dylan Thomas put it), and that goes double when Saturn is in Scorpio.