Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: November 28, 2012

On November 28, 2012 the moon will star in its own sky show during a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes on the opposite side of Earth from the sun, but only goes through the outer region of the planet’s shadow. November 28, 2012 brings us our second and last lunar eclipse of the 2012 year! As a penumbral eclipse, we can expect to see the moon become veiled, or vaguely shadowed by the penumbral shadow of the earth. This means that the moon will not be completely covered, but there will be a visual distinction between the bright moon and the covered moon.

Can I see the eclipse?

The absolute best viewing areas for viewing the entire penumbral eclipse are:

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • East Asia

However, the western portions of America and Canada will be able to view most of the eclipse, as the moon will set after the mid-point of the eclipse. Locations between the west coast and east coast of America and Canada will vary, depending on moonset times, and those along the west coast will miss the eclipse entirely, due to the moon setting before the eclipse starts.

What time will the eclipse start?

Listed below are the key times listed for the November 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse:

  • Penumbral eclipse starts – 12:14:58 UT
  • Greatest eclipse – 14:33:00 UT
  • Penumbral eclipse ends – 16:51:02 UT
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Mercury Squares Jupiter

mercury001We are stuck in the middle today as we try to balance our big ideas with the very real limitations that are currently holding us back. Rational Mercury dynamically squares overconfident Jupiter, pumping us up with grandiose plans and thoughts of inflated self-importance. Meanwhile, the somber Capricorn Moon harmoniously trines Mercury, taking the wind out of our sails. It’s not the best time to push ahead, even if we are not yet ready to surrender.

Aries: Today you can’t help but turn every little insignificant idea into a whole world of possibilities. You have an extraordinary ability now to see the entire cosmos in every grain of sand. Even if you are in the process of reaching farther than ever before, you still might not reach your goal. But don’t worry; the very act of extending yourself can create opportunities and lead to something more fulfilling.

Taurus: No matter how hard you try to resist the temptation of an enjoyable distraction today, you might not have enough “won’t power” to say no. Fortunately your need for personal space can be a catalyst that wards off those who might move in too close or too fast. But this isn’t about withdrawing socially. For now, just be aware of the sacrifices you must make before taking on more than you can handle.

Gemini: You continue to ride a growing wave of enthusiasm, yet keeping your balance becomes trickier and trickier throughout the day. Still, today you aren’t interested in taking shortcuts; you want to be in touch with the magic that comes from experiencing the entire journey, even if this makes things more difficult for a while. There’s no way to go back to this moment, so make sure you don’t miss anything along the way.

Cancer: You may feel trapped in your own skin, and your impatience could lead you to take impulsive actions. Your uncharacteristically flippant manner can land you into a heap of trouble today. Remember that your words, however casually you speak them now, can either create disillusionment or encourage others to perform great deeds.

Leo: Your personal battle today might be between careful planning and being spontaneous. Your managerial skills are very good now and you can organize a lot of disparate data, causing others in your field to place you up on a pedestal. You might not get the phone call asking you to be the opening act for your favorite band, but at least be ready for a highly improbable invitation in case it actually comes.

Virgo: Your approach to play can be very serious today. You are not here to spin lots of wheels without getting something valuable in return. Unfortunately, you could squander time and energy in your eagerness to make a travel dream come true. Take a risk and try something that’s fun and easy, but don’t be so attached to the outcome that anything less than a trip around the world will be disappointing.

Libra: You know exactly what your responsibilities are today, but you don’t necessarily follow through on them. Part of your current problem is trying to gauge how much time to spend on searching for fast fixes. Looking for a miracle cure can slice through the plethora of options, but it can also be a real waste of energy that could be better spent on doing the actual work.

Scorpio: Steer clear of philosophical debates today, for you might actually be dialoging with yourself, and not with others. Oddly enough, it may be hard to tell which side of the question you are supporting. It’s not that you are flipping back and forth on the issue; it’s just that every argument sounds sensible to you now. Still, you must make up your mind and stick with it. End your indecisiveness and choose now.

Sagittarius: You continue to have a full plate of activities in front of you. With Venus, Mars and Mercury in your 6th House of Self-Improvement, it’s crucial for you to make positive changes without turning your whole world upside down. But clever Mercury’s square to gregarious Jupiter can be so inspiring that you are distracted by the bright lights. Just remember you don’t have to make anything look better than it actually is.

Capricorn: You are usually quite capable of keeping your ideas and projects in a healthy perspective. Typically, you have a knack for knowing whether or not something will work before you decide the level of your involvement. Now, however, your reality filter may be a bit wonky. Avoiding significant decisions is smart for a couple of days. It won’t be too late to announce your choices once your common sense returns.

Aquarius: You may be setting yourself up for disappointment today if you don’t establish firm limits on what you will do in the name of love. Your thoughts are running around in circles and you might be tempted to put a stop to the dizzying motion, but you believe that you need your intellect to help you decide your response. Unfortunately, logic won’t give you the right answer now; the truth must come from your heart.

Pisces: An overly rigid schedule can be your temporary downfall today. If one appointment runs late, then each one will follow in turn, compounding the problem and turning your calendar into a hot mess. If, on the other hand, you are flexible in your approach, then managing your day can be a piece of cake. Leave room between your appointments so that you can roll with whatever changes come your way.

We are Restless

horoscopechart001The Moon breezes into airy Gemini at 2:33 am EDT, lifting our spirits off the earthly plane and into the realm of thought. We are restless, ready to start something new and eager to soar on the fickle winds of change. The Gemini New Moon at 8:11 am EDT is a confirmation of our anticipation. We know that something special is about to happen, yet it’s too soon to know exactly what it is. For now, being in the present moment may have to be enough.

Aries: You may feel refreshed and raring to go today, even if you didn’t have a good night of sleep. You like the movement you feel from the New Moon in Gemini and are excited about starting your day. Just don’t overload it with a lot of distractions or you may have to cope with being overtired this evening with little to show for your exhaustion.

Taurus: You might become annoyed at someone because the unsettling feeling of the Gemini New Moon can shorten your emotional fuse. On the other hand, you may express a thought that’s been on your mind for a while, but you kept waiting for the right time. This moment isn’t necessarily better than any other, but you’re more likely to say or do something now that increases the movement of energy, rather than sustaining the status quo.

Gemini: Today’s New Moon is in your sign, instilling you with a feeling of a fresh start. Actually, you are simultaneously at the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next. Consciously think about some facet of your life that is drawing to a close and then visualize whatever you wish to replace it. Bringing focused attention to your heart’s desires can help you to manifest what you want.

Cancer: Your moods may shift rapidly today, but you’re self-contained enough so that others may not realize the scale of your unsettled feelings. Whether or not you express your emotions, make sure that you stay fully aware of them. Remember, there may be a price to pay if you attempt to distract yourself from your inner world as you hide your true needs from others.

Leo: This can be quite a demanding day for you, yet you might enjoy it anyhow if you can set aside your preconceived notions of what should happen. You are not in control of what others in your social group do and yet you still might try to rein in the apparent diversity of your friends. Unfortunately, this tactic will only bring frustration. Practicing emotional detachment will go a long way toward alleviating the pressure today.

Virgo: Today’s New Moon is in your 10th House of Career, establishing a different direction for you at work over the next couple of weeks. But rather than waiting to see what happens and then reacting, you can be proactive by considering your options now. Thinking about the possibilities while you still have a bit of time will help you make better decisions in the days ahead.

Libra: You may have more spring in your step today, as if a new lightness of being has filtered all the way down to your toes. But your head, too, is affected as mental clouds that obscured the sky have now dispersed, allowing you to see the distant horizon. Luckily, the New Moon in your 9th House of Big Ideas can help you make exciting plans for your future. Give yourself permission to dream without worrying about the results.

Scorpio: Today’s airy Gemini New Moon falls in your 8th House of Intimate Sharing, reinforcing your desire to dig beneath the surface of lighthearted interactions. This is an important part of being a Scorpio, yet now you have the ability to explore the depths from an intellectual perspective without becoming overly attached. You must, however, pay careful attention, for you can still be overwhelmed by passion if you don’t consciously monitor what you feel in the process.

Sagittarius: It’s all about everyone else today, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have any less fun. The New Moon falls in your 7th House of Others, placing the emphasis on how you respond in relationships, rather than what you do on your own. But the cosmic lovers are still at play in your 5th House of Self-Expression, so your feelings won’t be entirely lost in the distractions of the day. Keep in mind that you may have to get creative in order to be seen.

Capricorn: It’s a struggle for you to remain serious today, even if you have responsibilities to fulfill. But the Gemini New Moon in your detail-oriented 6th House can scatter your energy as fast as you refocus it. And each time you concentrate again, something attractive comes along to pull you off your path and down an enjoyable detour. Instead of attempting to be productive, maybe it’s smarter to just kick back and see where the day takes you.

Aquarius: Don’t even bother to pretend you are working today, for a combination of pleasing planetary pressures can pull you into a veritable funhouse. You may have set your goals high, but the opportunity for enjoyment outweighs the rewards for hard work now. The New Moon in your 5th House of Spontaneity suggests that it’s better to throw your previous plans away and to make up new ones as you go along.

Pisces: There are so many things for you to do at home today that there’s no reason for you to go anywhere else. Others may think that your reclusion is a sign that something’s wrong, but turning down a party invitation is actually a sign that something’s right. Don’t worry now about what anyone else may say if the domestic 4th House New Moon prompts you to focus on your home and family.

The Power of Words is Strengthened

astrology004The intuitive Pisces Moon tricks us into believing that we can bypass language and experience the meaning of life directly. It seems as if we don’t need to think or speak in order to feel connected to what’s happening. But the power of words is strengthened as rational Mercury joins the Sun in steadfast Taurus today. We may not have lots of clever thoughts to bandy about now, but the few we do have align us with what we know we must do.

Aries: You can express your core beliefs today in a refreshingly direct manner, without holding back anything that is important to you. Sometimes, other people don’t agree with your perspective and you are quite willing to discuss your differences. Now, however, you are so in tune with what you are doing that once you announce your position, there’s no need to talk about it more unless you wish to do so.

Taurus: You tend to oversimplify things today and this can create problems, especially if someone else believes that what you said completely describes a situation. There is more going on than meets the eye. Be careful, for a little misunderstanding over a missing piece of information can turn an easy discussion upside down. It will be much harder to untangle it than it is to prevent it.

Gemini: It’s not easy for you when your message is lost in the bright light of the Sun. You may be thinking quite clearly now, but even the most intense thoughts can be obliterated, sunburned by the solar radiation, as Mercury disappears into the light when moving between the Earth and the Sun. Be satisfied with what you know but don’t try to convince anyone else today.

Cancer: Your social life might be overly simplistic in your mind today as the plodding Taurus Mercury-Sun conjunction grinds your thoughts to a standstill. The Moon must stand up to authoritative Saturn, so gather your courage and acknowledge the power of your heart. Don’t worry if others want you to get involved with the group dynamics; only join in if it feels comfortable to you.

Leo: Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun fires up your mind and makes you eager to hear others talk about where they are going in life. Listening to people describe their career goals can, in turn, help to clarify yours. Your mind is bubbling over with sensible ideas, making this a great time to initiate action. Don’t wait to receive an okay about any decisions you need to make before you start.

Virgo: If you are fantasizing about doing something that will take you far from home, consider pulling out all the stops and dream it as large as you can. Think about splurging on an airline ticket and heading off on a great adventure or imagine that you are a student and have an opportunity to study something totally different. It may be difficult to transform your thoughts into reality, but simply knowing that Mercury is retrograde can begin to turn things around again.

Libra: You want to do the right thing, but may be challenged to figure out what that should be today. The easy part — with the Moon in emotional Pisces — is to remember that being compassionate goes a long way to salve any memories of being hurt. Paradoxically, by talking about the details of your past, you can open your heart to others.

Scorpio: The Mercury-Sun conjunction is in your 7th House of Partnerships, smoothing ruffled feathers in most of your interactions throughout the day. Still, you may become annoyed if you discover that someone has already made a decision about whom you can and cannot talk with today. Stand up for your rights, but don’t go overboard in the process.

Sagittarius: Although it’s back to work for most people today, you have a higher level of stress now as you attempt to complete unfinished business from last week. It’s not that there is necessarily so much left over to do; it’s just that you can be overly methodical now and might have a hard time broadening your perspective enough to move past the immediate circumstances. Step outside and get some fresh air if you need to clear your head.

Capricorn: You feel satisfied when you have enough safety and security so that you don’t need to worry about the basics. This can free you up to have more magical connections with others, since you won’t have to constantly focus on those things you must have for survival. Go ahead and take a chance by doing something that you’ve never done before. And don’t bother looking for instructions; just apply your psychic powers and proceed with caution.

Aquarius: It’s hard to break out of your own rigidity now as your need for family connections conflicts with your higher spiritual calling. The problem is that if you only listen to the needs of others, you might be left high and dry with unfulfilled emotional desires. Bring balance into your life by encouraging both the personal and humanitarian aspects of your world to continue to develop.

Pisces: Although you might want to believe that all is well, you aren’t shocked today when you run into an insurmountable obstacle. But you aren’t willing to take no for an answer and can work extra hard to overcome any problems that now surface. Unfortunately, sheer determination may not be enough to bring success. Consider easing up on your timetable or changing your agenda. Being flexible can be your secret weapon, so don’t be afraid to use it.

This is Cosmic Tsunami

astrology003A dynamic aspect between the two largest bodies in our solar system today can blow in strong winds of opportunity, but whenever the Sun and Jupiter square off, we can also be fooled by placing too much significance on unimportant events. This veritable cosmic tsunami is further powered by Jupiter’s proximity to visionary Neptune. Additionally, the Sun’s supportive sextile to wild and crazy Uranus makes the future seem closer and brighter than it is.

Aries: You can protect your future security by carefully watching your finances now, even if everything looks positive. It’s not that there’s bad news just beyond the horizon; rather, it’s that everything looks so good that you waste money needlessly that could be better spent later on when you are not as flush. Ben Franklin had you in mind when he wrote, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Just remember to allow for inflation.

Taurus: You could be so fixed in your belief that all will end well that you don’t take care of important business in the present moment. The power of positive thinking goes a long way to making things better, but it doesn’t absolve you from being practical. You have too much at stake; don’t bet your success on improvements in the future. Be here now.

Gemini: Current changes at work may be worrisome at first, but there appears to be a silver lining in the dark storm clouds. It’s hard to stay overly concerned with the instability, for you realize that something is stuck and really needs to be shaken up. You may not be able to see around the next corner, preventing you from being certain about decisions you want to make. It may be wiser now to delay setting new goals and to just live with the uncertainty for a while longer.

Cancer: You may be struggling with meeting your own needs while still remaining an integral part of your team at work. Or perhaps you are trying to find balance between staying connected with your friends, even if their goals currently differ from yours. Your lesson now is about inclusion. There’s no need to back away from your peers or social connections so you can be alone. It’s not an either/or situation; you can do both.

Leo: On one hand, life doesn’t get much better than this. There is potential good news everywhere you look. On the other hand, there might not be a direct path to realize any specific goal. This is like running a gasoline engine on fumes; you can only sustain your optimism on hope for so long. Sooner or later you’ll need some real fuel in the tank. In the meantime, conserve your resources the best you can.

Virgo: You are energized in a very real way, for you can see what’s ahead if you continue to work hard and plan for your future. But the currents may be speeding up now and this can make you nervous, even if it’s also exciting. You want to succeed, but you may be afraid that it won’t last if it all happens so fast that you don’t have a strong foundation. Don’t let your fears get in the way of your success.

Libra: Setting aside your agenda may be the smartest thing you can do today, for the greatest opportunity for a good time might be the one that’s a total surprise. Give yourself permission to take a break from your regular Saturday routine. Doing the same old thing in the same old way may be reassuring, but it could also limit your field of vision, preventing you from being spontaneous enough to have a truly memorable experience.

Scorpio: An unexpected event could turn your day inside out. Even if you were planning on spending a quiet day at home, you will likely be tempted to join your partner or a friend in an activity that is physically active or one that takes you somewhere special. There’s no reason to hold back now; if you do, you could miss the fun.

Sagittarius: You may feel as if your life is undergoing big changes as you ride the currents with excited anticipation. You cannot see where they are carrying you, but you are eager to go on this great adventure as the Sun illuminates spiritual Neptune and your key planet Jupiter. Fears may surface unexpectedly but resistance is futile.

Capricorn: You might want to reassert your control by downshifting for the curves ahead. You may even think about using the emergency brake to bring everything to a temporary standstill. Unfortunately, neither of these tactics will likely bring you the stability you seek. Furthermore, they could throw you into an unmanageable skid as your life seems to spin out of control. Fortunately, you are in no danger now if you simply go with the flow.

Aquarius: This can be an exciting weekend for you, one that gives you a chance to be seen in a very positive light by your friends and family. You are the one who can navigate through the fog now and others may come to you for advice. Don’t tell them what they want to hear; tell the truth as you see it, from your eclectic point of view. Your unencumbered vision is worth more than anything else you can offer today.

Pisces: Your two key planets, expansive Jupiter and nebulous Neptune are being stressed by solar winds today, creating intense displays in your imagination. It’s as if you have your own private light show that illuminates your future in a way you’ve never seen before. Your expectations are high, but don’t assume you’ll win the lottery if you haven’t bought a ticket. You still need to apply yourself if you are to succeed.