Timji, via the skies, suggests a rough Thanksgiving weekend

You know the old curse? May you live in interesting times.

Well, it seems like this Thanksgiving weekend might fit that bill, according to Tim Miller’s latest blog post:

Thanksgiving Day promises to be an interesting event this year. Mercury, the planet of communication and travel turns retrograde on Wednesday November 23rd at 11:21pm PST and we may be faced with unexpected delays and misunderstandings for the next three weeks. The new moon on Thursday at 10:10pm falls in the Nakshatra called Anuradha, also called the “star of success”.


A partial eclipse of the Sun will also occur on Thanksgiving, but it will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere. Although we won’t be able to see the eclipse, we will be feeling it on some level. During the eclipse we will have a conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Rahu, the North Node of the Moon. Rahu is known as the mighty and naughty child of Maya, Goddess of Illusion, who does his best to plunge any area of life he controls into chaos by taking us off our dharmic path and tempting us to veer off into self-destruction and insatiable desire to taste, achieve, and conquer.


When we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, Rahu will be center stage, stimulating our desires for food and drink and possibly to dominate the conversation. Typically, Rahu teaches us through our excesses.

I think you know where that’s headed, right?

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