Nov 15, 2010

Astrological Trends for November 15-21

Cross-posted from Aloha Astro

Your week begins with the moon in the dreamy, intuitive sign of Pisces on Monday, November 15th. It exchanges some challenging energy with Mars, the planet of action, conjunct Mercury, the planet of the mind, in Sagittarius. Taking impetuous action without careful thought can result in disappointment because your expectations are greater than what reality can deliver now. This aspect can also make for misunderstandings between people due to the scattering quality of the energy. A supportive quincunx between the moon and Saturn in Libra helps bring you back down to earth and reminds you to pay attention and consider both sides of a situation. The sun in sensitive Scorpio trine to Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces enhances intuition, sensuality, and risk-taking. All this week, the sun in Scorpio is involved in a challenging square with Neptune/Chiron conjunct in Aquarius. I believe this square will manifest itself in various nuances as your week unfolds. The key word that comes to mind is disappointment. As the moon approaches full, an undercurrent of dissatisfaction or a Divine discontent builds along with the full moon energy thanks to the sun/Neptune square. Mars is conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Saturn in Libra, giving you added mental strength throughout your week. The awkward aspect between the moon and Mars/Mercury passes by this afternoon – whew, it’s safe to speak again! Later this evening, the Pisces moon joins the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, activating a Venus in Libra quincunx, which can step up your desire for romance and maybe some kinky or adventurous love. Venus is also trine to the Neptune/Chiron conjunction, increasing romantic longing; however, the challenging aspect between the sun and Neptune/Chiron indicates you may have a mild disappointment in matters of the heart or things may not be exactly as you wish them to be.

On Tuesday, November 16th, the moon is still in the late degrees of Pisces, activating Jupiter/Uranus in Pisces and the interconnected Venus aspects. It could be such a drag having to rise and shine when you would rather stay in a sweet dream or cuddle a while longer. This combined dreamy and exciting energy pattern remains until the evening, enhancing your creative abilities and deepening your intuition and flashes of genius. Some of your ideas may be impossible or far-fetched due to the Scorpio sun square Neptune. The sextile between Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius and Saturn in Libra enables you to sort through or test ideas for feasibility. Another possibility today is that you extend yourself spontaneously for others from the goodness of your heart but are not acknowledged or are taken for granted or taken advantage of, which can leave you feeling disappointed, deceived, or victimized. The moon entering Aries this evening and activating a challenging energy flow to Pluto in Capricorn is a trigger for an outburst of suppressed emotions. You may put your foot down, read the riot act, or deliver an ultimatum. It is just as possible that you are on the receiving end of someone else’s volatile emotions.

Although the moon is in the initiative fire sign of Aries on Wednesday, November 17th, it has no aspects until after lunch when the moon in Aries engages the Mercury/Mars conjunction in Sagittarius. Then, you can take initiative action that easily yields success. I know the Aries moon can make you impatient, but holding off on beginning or presenting anything by just a few hours can make all the difference in how it is received and how successful it may be. From late afternoon until evening, the moon in Aries opposes Saturn in Libra. You can literally think too hard or take things so seriously that you give yourself a headache! The positive side of this “hard” aspect is that it helps you define your emotions, especially in regard to relationships. If you need to have a serious talk or offer constructive criticism, you can find the backbone to do so now.

When you wake on Thursday, November 18th, you may feel like you stepped into the movie Groundhog Day. Is it the same day as yesterday? It sure does feel that way, doesn’t it? The emotional tone of the masculine fire sign Aries moon is tempered by contra-parallels between the moon and Neptune and the moon and Venus. Together, they cause longing and a desire to be with someone rather than be alone. I hear Paul McCartney’s song, “Another Day” in my head as I look at the sun square Neptune aspect. There is a bittersweet quality to the energy and it will be more pronounced this evening when the moon in Aries opposes Venus in Libra, the sign of relationships. Time, distance, or differences may stand between you and your heart’s desire. On the positive side, a favorable aspect between the moon in Aries and the sun in Scorpio makes it possible for you to be self-sufficient and self-contained. With the moon making a sextile to Neptune in Aquarius, you may actually enjoy the idea of waiting alone until the person of your dreams comes to break the spell.

Power up on Friday, November 19th, with the moon in solid and steady Taurus getting extra juice from intense Pluto in the disciplined earth sign of Capricorn. It is much easier to work productively today and with far less distraction than the week has brought so far. You and everyone else may be more demanding than usual because you feel the push to get things done and end the work week with something to show for your efforts. The subtle force of an increasing moon moving toward full is also demanding completion of cycles or projects begun at the new moon. Relationships of all kinds get back on track, too. There are no difficult aspects to Venus, the planet of affection, today. The moon is in Taurus, a Venusian sign, which enjoys being social and sharing meals, music, and other sensual delights. With Pluto urging you to express your emotions, you will leave behind the lone wolf energy of the last two days and naturally seek out companionship.

What a shame this isn’t the weekend after Thanksgiving because Saturday, November 20th, is super sweet for shopping. Maybe retailers will offer good buys this weekend, too, hoping to maximize their profits this holiday season. The moon in Taurus is always an excellent time to shop for anything, whether practical or for beauty or pleasure. A supportive quincunx aspect between Saturn in Libra and the Taurus moon guarantees durability, quality, value, and satisfaction in anything you buy. You know just what to choose when looking for that perfect gift for someone special. Another positive aspect flows from Mercury and Mars conjunct in Sagittarius to the moon. With this extra planetary assistance, you should be able to get in and out of stores quickly and easily. That jovial Sagittarius energy may fill you with holiday cheer and put you in the mood to smile at everyone, striking up conversations with people you meet while you are shopping or running errands. Even if shopping is not on your agenda, I doubt you will be sitting or standing still today while the planets are prodding you to be social, active, and productive.

The full moon brings things to a standstill on Sunday, November 21st. You may go through the motions of work and daily living, but a culmination point has been reached on the emotional level. As the moon in the earthy, fixed sign of Taurus opposes the sun in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, it also squares Neptune and Chiron in the fixed air sign of Aquarius. If you are thinking all that fixed-ness feels like a logjam, you are right. Material matters most to Taurus. Hidden feelings and motivations belong to Scorpio. Intellect and future probability is the domain of Aquarius. The fixed signs like order and method. You may find the energy of this full moon easier to integrate and use in a positive way if you set aside time for a ceremony or ritual. Bring the elements of air, earth, and water to your ritual to represent each sign. With this full moon in Taurus, you may be concerned over material things, finances, and your security. The moon opposing the sun in sensitive Scorpio may be stirring up pain or fear. You may not want to look at what is making life difficult for you. Looking deeply within reveals things that you have been repressing, or negative thoughts and behaviors you’ve been perpetuating. The moon in a difficult aspect to Neptune in Aquarius is asking you to closely examine your intentions for your future. Are you stating intentions and affirmations but not really believing what you ask for will come to you? Acceptance, self worth, trust, and belief are the key issues at this full moon. The day will bring you multiple uncomfortable little situations to remind you to look at these issues; unless you take the bull by the horns – an apt image for a Taurus full moon – and address them deliberately and with pure intent.

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