Hour Watch (Horoscope)
Where's the Love Today?
Molly Hall, About.com
Time for One Last Great Catharsis
Friday starts out under a Scorpio Moon, with hits to the duo Jupiter-Uranus for big emotion. Last night I experienced a Great Cry for the ages, after watching a movie called Mother and Child. It did what movies rarely do -- go deep into women's emotional reality. Into the sometimes dark, intimate bonds of mother-daughter. Loss, regret, power struggles, deep love. I felt overcome, and my whole face contorted as something ancient was coming to the surface. I tried to hide my face behind the blanket I had over me.
My man was alarmed at the Great Cry, not wanting to see me hurt. This was epic, unstoppable. And I knew, even as it was happening -- healing wounds from long ago. Today's aspects, with darkening Moon, and in this season of release, could bring such a catharsis for you too.
Other possibilities: forgiveness, being in the imaginative zone, facing a dark situation with acceptance, releasing the past, investigating the unseen, vivid dreams, regenerative intimacy.
New Year's Eve
Later, a sprinkling of luck and mojo for the socially shy -- a Sagittarius Moon for New Year's Eve and through Sunday. For those going out, it favors friendly flirting, a moving party (bar hopping or midnight adventuring), exchanging visions for 2011.
For those staying in, it's a great day and weekend to dream big. To keep the doors open to what's possible, as we head into the New Moon Capricorn and Solar Eclipse (Jan 4th). Sometimes it's just enough not to fall into cynicism, apathy, even despair. To let things be new, and have faith in the future -- the one we create in each moment.
Yesterday I read how there were more Christmas Blues services this year -- a poignant reminder that many feel loss more acutely this time of year. The melancholy of the long nights takes us into the past, to better times or just heighten loneliness. The sweeping sight across time of this Dark Moon can put in bold what we're missing, or a path to coming home.
It's coming home to deep feeling, meaning, a sense of connection to the divine, community, self-expression and on and on. So in the dark, there's a message about what the heart longs for. It can be overpowering, and be heard above the loud distractions that are all around us.
Happy New Year Everyone -- May 2011 be a year of miracles, r(evolution), compassion, justice, extreme creative acts and innovation. Let it begin with me!