Cross-posted from Aloha Astro
The focus on the holiday season increases on Monday, November 29th, as the sun progresses in the merry fire sign of Sagittarius. A semi-sextile between the moon in detail-oriented Virgo and Saturn in Libra turns your attention to holiday planning. Mercury, the planet of communication, conjunct Mars, the planet of action, in Sagittarius forms helpful sextiles to both Venus in Libra and Neptune conjunct Chiron in Aquarius. This energy promotes the feeling of goodwill to mankind and you may find yourself wanting to do more for others than for yourself now. The Mercury/Mars conjunction in Sagittarius exchanges difficult energy through a square aspect to Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in Pisces. This aspect is in effect until next week and because it acts like an impediment to growth, change, and the ability to put plans fully into action, it can feel similar to a Mercury retrograde period. On the mundane level, you can expect gasoline prices to increase. Late this afternoon, around rush hour, the moon in Virgo squares both Mercury/Mars in Sagittarius and opposes Jupiter/Uranus in Pisces. With Mercury and Mars already squaring Jupiter/Uranus, we now have an awkward T-square in mutable signs, creating mental stress that can affect transportation and communication. Please be considerate and cautious during your evening commute and patient in your exchanges with others while the planetary energy is serving up a helping of discontent, irritability, and frustration. In the evening, the moon quincunx Neptune conjunct Chiron in Aquarius lifts hopes and moods. It feels good to be home. Connecting with friends online, playing games, or watching a movie is a relaxing end to a busy day.
A less stressful day takes shape on Tuesday, November 30th, as the moon enters refined Libra and moves out of the opposition to Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces. The challenging T-square energy of yesterday fades. The feeling of moving forward returns after riding the brakes yesterday. As Venus leaves the thinking air sign of Libra and enters the feeling water sign of Scorpio, it forms a sweet semi-sextile to the moon, increasing your desire for affection and intimacy. This afternoon, the moon parallel to Chiron enhances romantic yearnings and nurturing tendencies. The Libra moon moves out of the square to Mercury and Mars in Sagittarius, making communication easier, but by lunchtime, squares Pluto, the planet of power, in earthy Capricorn. Willpower, determination, and resolve are activated by this dictator-like energy. Heaven help anyone who stands between you and your desires this afternoon! If you are on the passive, receiving end of this aspect effect, it is best to bend to the will of your boss, lover, or anyone who has a strong feeling as to how things should be done – as long as it is not detrimental to do so. This evening, the moon joins Saturn in Libra and forms a confidence-boosting sextile to the sun in Sagittarius. Mercury has now joined Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, sharpening your powers of planning and persuasion. Venus in sexy Scorpio is blessing the Mercury/Pluto conjunction with a sextile, stimulating passionate thoughts. When taken as a whole, the aspects today can indicate that you are becoming serious about a romantic relationship and are ready to make some moves toward intimacy or commitment. In areas other than romance, the element of passion combined with directed thought can assist you in accomplishing many things today.
The middle of this week can be viewed as a composite of similar days that may be remembered later as a phase, rather than individual blocks of time. Wednesday, December 1st, begins much the same as yesterday ended, with the Libra moon still being bolstered by Saturn. Whatever work or plans you attended to yesterday, you will continue with today. Romance is stimulated by the moon parallel Neptune this evening. The relationship-minded moon in Libra is also quincunx Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces. Just talking with other people or sharing any activities together brings happiness, excitement, and a welcome respite from the work of the day. Holiday baking, decorating, or making homemade gifts with friends, family, or a lover can be a high point of your week.
On the morning of Thursday, December 2nd, the moon in the final degree of Libra joins Venus in Scorpio and makes a quincunx to Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Aquarius, suggesting romantic decisions, falling in love, and possibly the experience of love at first sight. Venus in passionate Scorpio is still sextile to Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, keeping heart chakra energy strong and ardent. Mars in feisty Sagittarius is moving closer to Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, stimulating the desires further and pushing for something to happen. Mars semi-sextile to Neptune and Chiron encourages romantic pursuit and following the lure of passion. This potent combination of energy can be directed toward creativity and work as well as love. For many people, the combined essence of yesterday, today, and tomorrow can be experienced as coming to a culmination point. Masterpieces can be created, memories can be made, life-altering decisions can be reached, and your heart’s desires can manifest now.
A settling in of yesterday’s energies occurs on Friday, December 3rd. Mars in a late degree of Sagittarius, Mercury, and Pluto in early Capricorn now make a tight trio. I see the image of a blob of hot red sealing wax on parchment paper being stamped with a metal seal. You have made decisions, taken actions, and “sealed the deal.” The moon in introspective Scorpio forms a semi-sextile to the sun in Sagittarius and Saturn in Libra this morning, indicating you are satisfied with your decisions and actions. The triple treat of Mars, Mercury, and Pluto making supportive sextiles to Venus in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius gives you a feeling of self-confident power and faith in the future. You feel like master of your destiny and creator of your own fate – and so it is!
Saturday, December 4th, delivers a jolt of get up and go energy first thing in the morning as the moon in the late degrees of Scorpio makes an easygoing trine to Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces. Your plans for the day may be bigger than are practical, but a square between the moon and Neptune/Chiron in Aquarius creates a reality check. Family chores and obligations must come before pleasure. The sun in enthusiastic Sagittarius is in a friendly sextile to Saturn in Libra, making it possible for you to whistle while you work. In the afternoon, when the moon enters Sagittarius forming a semi-sextile to Venus in Scorpio and a semi-sextile to Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, you will be done with the drudgery and free to play.
The new moon arrives as the moon joins the sun in Sagittarius this morning, making the end of the week feel like a new beginning. Saturn in Libra supports the moon and sun in Sagittarius, indicating that whatever you aim your arrow at now can be achieved if you keep your energy positive and your attention persistent. A challenging square between Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Pisces is fading and losing some effect, but it would still benefit you to watch your temper if you meet with resistance to your ideas, opinions, or plans. This aspect makes you aware that everyone is a unique individual and one size does not fit all. At times this week, you may think your way is the best way and you are willing to prove it. You may encounter people who feel their way is the right way and they are just as willing to prove it to you. I’m not sure if compromise will be possible in every situation you encounter, but learning to be strong and assertive in a mature manner or choosing to be graciously tolerant is a valuable lesson at any age.