This Thursday, November 25, 2020, is officially Thanksgiving. While this holiday of gratitude may look a bit different this year, the stars align to allow us the opportunity to make the most of this upcoming long weekend if we choose to do so. The following is an overview of the astrological energies for Thanksgiving Day.
Ambition on Pause
Since so many people traditionally spend Thanksgiving with family and close friends, the moon’s position and aspects are important. The moon will be in the fiery, go-getting sign of Aries for most of the day. Aries energy likes to get going and enjoys being first. Competition can also be in the air. However, the moon in Aries will make a tense square aspect to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. We may all feel the need to get moving with Aries, but taskmaster Capricorn is likely to place limitations on our ambitious plans. Don’t let this get you down. Although the Aries energy may have us feeling frustrated with the limitations that are currently being imposed, take a couple of deep breaths and make the most of the day. Remind yourself what Thanksgiving is truly about…gratitude. It’s probably best to just chill out for the day to avoid becoming upset over things that don’t go your way.
Later in the evening, the moon will move into the grounded, stable sign of Taurus. This is the perfect moon placement for kicking back and enjoying close family and good food. In fact, you’ll probably be too lazy to do anything after enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving feast which is totally fine. While Taurus is a very hard working sign that is focused on building a solid foundation, it is best to finish off Thanksgiving day enjoying the more sensual side of the Taurus moon energy as opposed to focusing on work and finances. Because there is a change in moon signs on Thanksgiving day, there will be a moon void-of-course period that will pretty much cancel out anything that you attempt to start at this time. The moon void-of-course in the period where the moon moves into another sign and doesn’t form any significant aspects to other planets. The moon is still in a “grey” area due to the change in moon signs, and it is awaiting the first aspect from another planetary body in order to exchange energy. Remember, the moon is a reflective planetary body. Thus, it is best to avoid starting endeavors during the moon void period because the lunar energy is not supported by productive energy. So, kick back, chill, and indulge this Thanksgiving. There will be time, later on, to get to business.
Making Do with What You Have
Finally, the Aries moon will make a tense square aspect to Saturn in Capricorn before the shift into Taurus energy. Moon square Saturn is somber energy that can cause feelings of depression, loneliness, abandonment, and emotional suppression. There will likely be some people who will feel alone this Thanksgiving. In general, the holiday season can be an isolating time for many individuals. However, with the mandated social distancing that is currently in place, many people will be craving a specific type of closeness that may not be possible. Don’t let this get you down. Do your best to enjoy your Thanksgiving as much as you can by connecting with others in the most resourceful manner. Saturn touching the moon will require that we all find a way to make the most of a less than ideal circumstance. If you have space to reach out to others at this time, do so. Something as simple as a phone call could really mean a lot to those who feel set apart and isolated at this time.
Overall, this Thanksgiving will be quite different for many. Despite the fact that the sun is currently in the travel-friendly sign of Sagittarius, there are many people who will be opting for alternative ways to stay connected with others this holiday. The overall energies support working within our means because things may not be the way we want them to be. Remember, just because situations aren’t ideal doesn’t mean we can’t be thankful and make the best of our circumstances.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy!