Monday, November 24, 2014

Depression and the Moon conjunct Pluto

The Moon is in Capricorn now.  It lined up with Saturn in Scorpio Friday night and lined up with Pluto in Capricorn early Tues morn (Raleigh time)One of the most helpful meditations in astrology is following the Moon.  It is not hard to do.  You can find its location on the homepage at  Just scroll down and look to the right and you should see it in the box that says Current Planets.  Knowing when the Moon is in Capricorn is really helpful if you struggle with depression.  The Moon is in its detriment in Capricorn and so it is nice to know when it is passing through this difficult period.  These years while Pluto is in Capricorn the period is even more spiritually challenging.   

It is also good to know when the Moon is in Scorpio, the sign where it is in its fall.  Just this past Friday, the 16 or so hours while Moon was lining up with Saturn in Scorpio were a period of special interest.  Charts for the Moon conjunct Saturn this past Friday night and then Pluto Monday night and Tuesday morn are at the end of this post. 

Notice that Mercury is almost caught up with Saturn, that’s the trickster in the sign of secrets, lining up with the planet of time.  Saturn is existence ruling over the soul, and its symbol is a cross over a crescent.  The cross is existence and the crescent is the soul.  The cross of existence is the limit of only being able to exist in one place at a time.  We cannot physically be in two places at once. Modern astrologers say Saturn is karma.  A short phrase for Mercury meeting Saturn in Scorpio is the trickster meeting karma in the sign of secrets.

It is good to read what you can to learn about the planets, but seeing them in action from day to day is even more therapeutic.  Reading what astrologers or mythology says about planets is like reading a guide of the Appalachian trail, it's hard to believe there is really a spring just beyond such and such a fence on the far side of a field if you never hike the trail and drink from it.   If you follow the planets you get to see for yourself why the myths were invented in the first place. There are more things to look for than conjunctions with worrying planets, but I suggest them first because worry about the future focuses our attention and conjunctions are easy to spot in the chart.  So when you feel like you are climbing a steep spiritual incline, look to see if the Moon is in a mature sign, or near a mature planet.  

I started writing this post last night at about 7pm and now the Moon has passed Pluto.  My trial as usual was giving time to my surrogate grand child.  Just like clock work I did not want to help with school work and stomped down to his house this morn because the guilt would not leave me alone.  He whipped out the assignment in 12 minutes.  No worries.  But the story was all about worry last night and this morn until the business was taken care of.  Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn- moving more than mountains of water, moving mortals to help each other out.

I hope people will check out  Scroll down, and on the right side of the home page the Current Planets box will tell you where the planets are at Greenwich Mean Time (which is 5 hours ahead of Raleigh time).  An even better way to watch the Moon is to do a chart for a moment.  On the home page of click Free Horoscopes.  

Then click Chart Drawing Ascendent under Horoscope Chart Drawings.   It might look like this:

 Or if the drop down menu gives you fits like it does me, scroll down till you see this (remember you are scrolling down the Free Horoscope page, not the home page):

You do not have to log in.  You do not have to be a registered user.  I use this service all day every day and never log in.  
 Then you should see this:
I typed in a u for the first name.  You can leave last name blank and leave country blank.  When you type in a city it will give you several states to choose from.  Try it!  Then click continue and see your chart for a moment you are curious about!

If you have any problems send me a message or please leave a comment.  Getting a chart from should be easy and fast.  These are your planets and you have a right to know where they are. 

 This chart above for Fri night is a good example of the little break times we get during these sobering passages.  There is usually a good bit of doubt and worry when the Moon is near Saturn.  But during the couple of hours that Jupiter is coming up we get a little lift and positive thoughts bubble up for a while.  

I am a firm believer in not expecting anything from the planets.  Just because I see this does not mean you will.  Also, I do not look at the Moon approaching Saturn and expect to be depressed.  But when I am down and see the Moon near Saturn or Pluto it is very comforting.  Then if I notice my thoughts brightening I check to see which planet or sign is rising.  The main thing is to get your mind focused on heaven.  Don't expect heaven to make sense.  Just pay attention to it like it really is an extension of Earth, like it really was there long before we came along.  Just give heaven a little respect and see what happens.  You might find yourself going Wow!  That's why they told all those stories about Jupiter!  

And these are a couple charts for the Moon Monday night and early Tuesday morning.