The Moon approaches a conjunction with Neptune in late Aquarius and is already close enough to share energy with this planet of vision, dreams, spirituality, and the flow of creative inspiration. The conjunction, exact at 11:46pm EDT, is the Moon's last official aspect before entering her void of course time over night, but today we need to look more closely at what is actually happening in the sky.
This is because Neptune continues her conjunction with Chiron, the wounded healer not known in classical astrology and therefore not included in the official events of the Moon's cycle. Yet we can feel and work with Chiron's energy today as we seek understanding and healing, accept mentorship from others or take on the role of mentor ourselves. The exact conjunction with Chiron does not occur until 3:19am EDT tomorrow, and so carries the Moon, and us, through the night hours.
The Moon enters Pisces, the sign ruled by Neptune, at 4:00am EDT tomorrow, continuing the flow of dreams and visions, as Mercury continues to ask for practical application. Working with the energies of this time could yield a view of where we are meant to go next, a pointer to the next step on the path, with guidance from our connection to All That Is.
The image of the redwoods was taken by an employee of the US National Park Service. Open Door on a Garden was painted by Konstantin Somov. Both available through WikiMedia Commons.