Moon (source: The New York Times)

The progressed moon made its move into my tenth house today.

For months and months, I was complaining about having half of the planets in the sky ganging up on me as they all gathered in my fourth house. What was worse, however, was having several of them stuck on my IC because of their retrograde cycles, including slowpoke planets Saturn and Pluto. While Pluto is still at the bottom of my chart, I know it will never form another conjunction to my nadir because it’s finally far enough away from that degree. Unless I live for a couple more centuries, I won’t experience that transit again!

What I haven’t experienced for quite some time is having something significant and long-lasting happening at the top of my chart. I should be feeling today’s conjunction of my progressed moon with my midheaven for quite some time.

Hopefully, my career prospects will pick up as a result. I have been applying for a bunch of jobs, including one that closed to applications today, and I’d really, really, really like to make some more money. Strangely, on Saturday my boss told me that she spent ten minutes talking to her boss about how much they value my contributions. Maybe I’ll finally get somewhere without having to go anywhere. “Café Astrology” alludes to upward mobility in its interpretation of the progressed moon’s conjunction with the midheaven:

“You are at a point when how you feel about your career and the information you would like to see spread about you could have a great effect on your reputation. Emotional decisions that are right for the heart may impact seriously on the rest of your life, so choose wisely and for the long term.”

I hope have a decision to make! I rarely hear back from anyone when I send out job applications. If I didn’t know any better, I’d assume that there was something wrong with me. But what I do know is that no one spends any money on human resources any more. There are literally people making hiring decisions who earn minimum wage. Yes, I read the job postings that clearly state that information. It is very disheartening.

I guess it’s good for me that I believe in luck and being in the right place at the right time. Being hired at my current job saved me from a world of pain during the pandemic, even if it left me feeling underemployed for the last few years. Now that the planets are ascending from the darkest part of my chart, I’m feeling as if my prospects are getting brighter every day. For that reason, I feel as if the progression of the moon into my tenth house is an omen of good fortune. Curiously, it happens within a day of when the sun actually conjoins my part of fortune: another rather symbolic aspect and something that should have an impact upon my job search.

I’m going to cross my fingers and hope that something happens soon. I know that I’m valued, but I also need to be compensated for the value I bring to every job I’m hired to do. With the progressed moon in my tenth house for the next couple of years, it is a good time for me to find out just how much I’m worth.

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