The day begins with the Moon in Aquarius making a sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius. As the Moon seeks distance in order to see the big picture and press at the outer boundaries of existing systems, Jupiter lends its abundant support. With Saturn, the ruler of Aquarius, continuing its retrograde journey through Capricorn, it may be a time for reviewing long-established structures as we grow to imagine and envision what might be possible on the other side of these walls. Now in its waxing gibbous phase, the Moon is reminding us to refine the lessons we are learning and the offerings we are preparing to put out into the world, while also remembering that perfectionism is an unsustainable defense against vulnerability, judgement, and shame.
Moon sextile Jupiter is the only aspect of the day. By some modern definitions, this would be called a “void of course Moon.” However, the Hellenistic description of this condition--kenodromia, or “running in the void”—required that the Moon make no aspects within the next 30 degrees, seemingly regardless of sign boundaries. As the Moon will make a sextile to Saturn at 13º Pisces on Friday, September 13, this does not quite fulfill those conditions. It does nevertheless make for an uneventful period with little new activation of astrological themes. With retrograde Saturn ruling the Moon, there may be even more inertia and drag throughout the day.