The New Moon in Sagittarius coming up here on Tuesday, November 29, will be squaring the lies and deception planet and bringing out the worst of Neptune's energies through out the month. We can expect to hear a lot about the election and possibilities of voter fraud in the weeks ahead. Protect yourself by not indulging in gossip. Also as you may be doing Christmas shopping be extra careful to not be be schmooozed into spending more than you should. allow plenty of time to get where you need to go - Neptune can lead to missed directions and getting lost.
If you intend to send out Christmas cards, drop them in the mailbox next weekend (Saturday December 3 - 4) when the Moon will sextile the Sun and trine Jupiter. They will then be sure to be appreciated - but since we'll still be dealing with that confusing Neptune aspect check that you've got the addresses right and the correct amount of postage!
Holidays can be a stressful time for families as we're often thrown together with people we really don't like very much. One way this difficult Neptune aspect can help us is to remind us of the power of music (ruled by Neptune) to sooth rough edges and bring people together. Also having a group activity like a jigsaw puzzle can gather all the relatives around the table in a not-too-competitive way. Still if you are feeling anxious about the upcoming inevitable reunions it can be useful to consider where this anxiety is coming from:
If you don't get along with others, it is because on some level you are afraid of them. You somehow believe they can rob you of your own identity. Remind yourself that even if your relatives don't share your views you don't have to explain yourself or try to convert them. Better to fill your mouth with cranberry sauce than with unkind words!
The truth is that if you are having trouble getting along with others you haven't yet learned to get along with yourself. We are all too hard on ourselves and thus we assume others see the worst in us too. A good exercise is to take out a slip of paper and write down ten things you like about yourself. If you can't do this in less than five minutes you have to admit you are your own worst problem! Once you finally get your ten best attributes on paper start thinking about the people in your circle. Come up with ten positives for each of them too. This may really be a struggle but I promise you it will be worth it. Review this list frequently and by the time you actually have to see them you will be amazed at how much more pleasant the visit turns out to be.
Make the list, even if you have to make up a bunch of phony stuff to get to ten. After all, a little fantasy could be using Neptune's trickery in a good way ;-)
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