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November 16 to 22, 2014


 

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This week's Moon phase
Planets in signs and in aspect
Retrogrades
This week's astrology calendar
Timing with the Moon
Romance & Relationship Report
Daily Trends


A NEW Moon occurs on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 7:32 AM EST.

On Saturday morning, a New Moon occurs very early in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius. This lunation represents a new beginning. It's a time when we can focus on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Archer - optimistic, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, outspoken, independent - and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. Now, we can focus on goals that will increase our understanding and awareness, give us courage to expand our horizons, and gain confidence and optimism through a broader perspective. We can too easily get lost in the details of mundane existence.

With this potent Sagittarius energy, we can find ways to transcend these details of day-to-day life and nurture our faith, hope, and vision.

Because Sagittarius thinks in big terms, we may have a tendency to overdo our expectations - something to watch for. It's time to be a little more adventurous, and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our braveries, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks' time after the Full Moon occurs.

This phase of the Moon occurs at 0 degrees and 7 minutes of Sagittarius, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 26 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) and 0 to 4 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.

Moon phase cycle: Bigger picture:
Nov 22, 2014     7:32 AM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
Nov 29, 2014     5:06 AM   Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
Dec  6, 2014     7:27 AM  Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Dec 14, 2014     7:51 AM  Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Dec 21, 2014     8:36 PM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)

(Times are Eastern)


The Sun is in Scorpio until November 22nd, when it enters Sagittarius; Mercury is in Scorpio; Venus is in Scorpio until November 16th, when it enters Sagittarius; Mars is in Capricorn.

The Sun is in Scorpio from October 23-November 22. The guiding principle of Scorpio is "I desire". Scorpio is the sign of depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling. Superficiality simply will not do with the Sun in Scorpio. We have the desire to get to the bottom of matters. Mediocrity does not satisfy either. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us. In Libra, we strived towards equality and fairness. Scorpio, however, instinctively believes that life simply isn't fair. Scorpio's energy is provocative, usually in a quiet way, as well as passionate, strong-willed, and intense. It can be an immensely healing and transformative energy. Jealousy, vindictiveness, beating a dead horse, and manipulative are some of the more negative expressions of Scorpio.

The Sun is in Sagittarius from November 22-December 21. With the Sun in Sagittarius, our focus shifts from the need for an intimate connection with a person and with ourselves, to the desire to reach out to the world and connect with something larger than ourselves. While the Sun moves through this fiery, mutable sign, we can take steps to increase our understanding and awareness of the world around us. We are more able to muster up the courage to expand our horizons and branch out into new ways of thinking. We can gain more confidence and optimism by focusing on the "big picture" as we move away from our focus on the details of mundane existence. Although we may be prone to overdoing our expectations, we have the opportunity to nurture our faith, hope, and vision under this influence.

Mercury is in Scorpio from November 8-27. When Mercury is in Scorpio, our thoughts and communications are more probing and intense. While Mercury in Libra urged us to find balance and to arrive at fair solutions, Mercury in Scorpio instinctively knows that life simply isn't fair. Mercury in Scorpio seeks truths in all that is hidden and undercover. We tend to probe, observe, and focus our thoughts under this influence. Looking for motivations--the more deeply buried the better--satisfies an intellectual need now. Our thoughts are profound. We throw away superficial manners of communicating in favor of deep conversations. Scorpio is extremely sharp, profound, and analytical. Thinking is inclined to be one-track minded, focused, and even obsessive.

Venus is in Scorpio October 23-November 16. Deeply passionate relations are the focus with Venus in Scorpio. Superficial flirtations and contacts do not satisfy now, as we yearn for "body and soul" contact with someone special--contact that breaks the taboos, that is extreme and intense, and that is unforgettable. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them! Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong. Scorpio is an "all or nothing" energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as a result. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital.

Venus is in Sagittarius November 16-December 10. Moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius, romantic energy shifts from intense to buoyant. Sagittarius, of course, has its intense moments, considering it is a fire sign. However, its energy is considerably less focused; and, while Scorpio is most concerned with intimacy with a specific person, Sagittarius' love is of a more universal kind. Romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward--even blunt--approach to love, are on the agenda. Gone are the intricacy and complexity of Venus in Scorpio. Truth and higher meaning are things that take priority with Sagittarius.

Mars is in Capricorn from October 26-December 4. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We are slow to anger, but can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity.

Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and will transit the sign until 2015. Read about Saturn's transit through Scorpio here.

Jupiter entered Leo on July 16th, where it will transit until August 11th, 2015. Read about Jupiter's transit through Leo here.

Uranus entered Aries on March 11th, 2011. The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong with Uranus in Aries.


Romance & Relationships

Venus is in Scorpio from October 23-November 16. Deeply passionate relations are the focus with Venus in Scorpio. Superficial flirtations and contacts do not satisfy now, as we yearn for "body and soul" contact with someone special--contact that breaks the taboos, that is extreme and intense, and that is unforgettable. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them! Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong. Scorpio is an "all or nothing" energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as a result. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital. If a relationship becomes too settled or predictable, we may crave more intensity and catalytic experience. Jealousies, fears of betrayal, and power games are the shadow side of Venus in Scorpio. We may easily become obsessed with a fear that our partners might be betraying us, or that they are not as consumed and dedicated to the relationship as us. This can lead us to try to uncover the "truth", reading too many negative possibilities in our partners' actions and words.

Venus is in Sagittarius from November 16-December 10. Moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius, romantic energy changes from intense to buoyant. Sagittarius, of course, has its intense moments, considering it is a fire sign. However, its energy is considerably less focused; and, while Scorpio is most concerned with intimacy with a specific person, Sagittarius' love is of a more universal kind. Romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward--even blunt--approach to love, are on the agenda. Gone are the intricacy and complexity of Venus in Scorpio. Truth and higher meaning are focal points for Sagittarius. Venus in Sagittarius is forward-looking, not very specific, outgoing, and energetic. Freedom is most important in our love relationships now. We take a happy and enthusiastic approach to love, and we might find too much intensity or seriousness depressing. We have a taste for the exotic as well as for adventure with Venus in Sagittarius. The shadow side of this position is restlessness, the inability to "settle down", and endlessly searching for something bigger and "better".
 

This week: From Monday to Wednesday, there can be intensity in our relationships and some conflict or tension between spiritual and physical needs. Thursday brings a possible self-deception or confusion about where we stand with others. Expectations of others should be kept realistic now.

Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:


Venus in Scorpio October 23-November 16. This is way beyond love, all the way to obsession - that's the nature of the cycle that now takes hold in your life. We're not talking just lukewarm WANT here; we're talking red-hot GOT TO HAVE! Passion, jealousy, possession: these are the kinds of experiences that can flow from the intensity that courses through you at one level or another now - voracious.
Venus in Sagittarius November 16-December 10. A yearning for adventure and far horizons stirs in you now. To roam, to wander and wonder, to seek freedom and go where no one has gone before - these things are deep and powerful longings. A time of romantic crusades, a universal love that might not be too particular.
Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus November 14-15. Uncertainty about the desire to be close to someone. Freedom versus closeness. A desire to experiment in the romance department may be fleeting and ultimately unsatisfying or frustrating.
Venus semi-square Mars November 17-18. Tensions in relationships. Attempting to satisfy romantic needs and assertive/sexual needs simultaneously can be challenging.
Venus parallel Pluto November 18-19. The desire for drama and intensity in relationships is with us. Love feelings and relationship issues can be all-consuming now, assuming more importance in our lives than usual. Interactions with others are intense now, and themes of sharing and trust dominate in relationships.
Venus square Neptune November 20. Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit--a time when romantic mirages are more than likely. We see what we hope to see, rather than what really is. The "highs" of a relationship begun under this energy may be thrilling, but the accompanying "lows" are bound to set in, and they can be extremely draining. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment.
Venus trine Uranus November 26. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, and we happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements. We are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit.
Venus square Chiron November 26-27. Not a commitment-friendly transit. We are somewhat fearful of investing ourselves emotionally in a relationship.
Venus parallel Mars November 26-27. Favors romantic and sexual relationships. Intense passions.


The Moon & Timing

The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects. The last aspect the Moon makes before changing signs is indicated here, and is indicative of the "outcome" of the matter (whether that is a new project begun before the void period, or the answer to a question in Horary Astrology). Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The Moon being Void is one of the Strictures against Judgment in Horary Astrology. 
 

The Void-of-Course Moon this Week:

Void-of-course Moon on Monday, November 17th, from 6:12 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Saturn), until the Moon enters Libra at 2:31 PM EST.

VOC Moon on Wednesday, November 19th, from 9:26 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Jupiter), until the Moon enters Scorpio the next day, Thursday, November 20th, at 12:32 AM EST.

VOC Moon on Saturday, November 22nd, from 12:54 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Sagittarius at 7:20 AM EST.

Void of Course Moon Table for November 2014:

Timing with the Moon - Better Periods this Week for Electing New Initiatives

The Moon is waning this week until the New Moon on November 22nd - a period that is generally considered unfavorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. (See Best Time to Start a Business for more details). The Moon is waxing this week after the New Moon on November 22nd - a period that is generally considered favorable for new beginnings, with exceptions.

According to principles of timing with the Moon, a window of opportunity occurs from approximately 2:30 AM to 9:25 AM EST on Wednesday, November 19th, while the Moon is in Libra. Another window occurs from approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, November 21st, until approximately 12:50 AM EST on Saturday, November 22nd, while the Moon is in Scorpio (only appropriate for endings).

Planetary Stations & Sign Ingresses:

 
Oct 23rd:     4:52 PM               Venus enters Scorpio
Oct 25th:     3:17 PM                Mercury Direct
Oct 26th:     6:43 AM               Mars enters Capricorn
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Nov  8th:     6:09 PM               Mercury enters Scorpio
Nov 16th:     2:05 AM                Neptune Direct
Nov 16th:     2:03 PM               Venus enters Sagittarius
Nov 22nd:     4:38 AM               Sun enters Sagittarius
Nov 23rd:     6:44 PM                Chiron Direct
Nov 27th:     9:26 PM               Mercury enters Sagittarius
Dec  4th:     6:57 PM               Mars enters Aquarius
Dec  8th:     3:41 PM                Jupiter Rx
Dec 10th:    11:42 AM               Venus enters Capricorn
Dec 16th:    10:53 PM               Mercury enters Capricorn
Dec 21st:     5:45 PM                Uranus Direct
Dec 21st:     6:03 PM               Sun enters Capricorn
Dec 23rd:    11:34 AM               Saturn enters Sagittarius
Jan  3rd:     9:48 AM               Venus enters Aquarius
Jan  4th:     8:08 PM               Mercury enters Aquarius
Jan 12th:     5:20 AM               Mars enters Pisces
Jan 20th:     4:43 AM               Sun enters Aquarius
Jan 21st:    10:54 AM                Mercury Rx

New! See also: Astrology of Today - an overview of the day.
See also: The Astrology of 2014 - Overview.

Note: Times given Eastern Time (ET).

This Week's Calendar

 

 

This Week's Aspects

MercurysextilePluto Mercury sextile Pluto. We possess more insight and psychological understanding than usual. We are willing to look beyond the surface of things and investigate further. Perhaps more importantly, we are more patient and strategic in our decision-making.

MercuryQuincunxUranus Mercury quincunx Uranus. It is difficult to get a point across without rubbing people the wrong way or misrepresenting ourselves. Uncertainty reigns today. Avoid making hasty decisions that you will later regret. Impulsiveness, disorganization, unreceptive to practical advice and/or your ideas are not well-received.

Mercury trine Chiron. This is an excellent period for opening up communications with others, as we are more sensitive than usual and more willing to listen. Getting our point across is easier, as it's not only about which words we choose to communicate, we intuitively express the meaning and intention behind the words. We can effectively use words to heal and comfort just now. We are also more open to new ways of looking at problems or at life in general.

  Sun conjunct Saturn. This is a time when we are called upon to "get real". We feel the constraints of time and are motivated by the desire to manifest tangible results. It's "nose to the grindstone" time. We may feel overworked; alternatively, we welcome some discipline into our lives. Avoid launching new projects, particularly financial ones. Instead, work on a new plan for creating order in your life, or on an old project that requires a new commitment. Emotional energy is not enough to fuel us for the time being; thus we could feel sapped on a physical level. However, making new commitments to old goals, shouldering responsibilities, and making careful use of our resources could feed our need for structure and order in our lives.

VenussemisquareMars Venus semi-square Mars. Potential tensions in relationships. Attempting to satisfy romantic needs and assertive/sexual needs simultaneously can be challenging. Be wary of making impulse purchases. There is an air of competitiveness under this influence, which need not be difficult. It can be stimulating and invigorating.

SunSemi-squarePluto Sun semi-square Pluto. A tendency to want to control our lives through some form of manipulation is strong during this influence. Meeting with obstacles in our paths, however, can force us into the position of using all of our resources to fight back, and we can discover resources we never knew we had in the process.

SunSesquiquadrateUranus Sun sesquiquadrate Uranus. During this transit, we feel the need for action, but if we don't know where we're headed, we might take the wrong turn. Unexpected changes in plans or events can test our patience, and we might feel a bit out of control. However, they could stimulate us to try new approaches and they certainly act to cut boredom. This transit could offer us the drive to do something new, but avoid making hasty major decisions for the time being.

VenusSquareNeptune Venus square Neptune. Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit--a time when romantic mirages are more than likely. We see what we hope to see, rather than what really is. The "highs" of a relationship begun under this energy may be thrilling, but the accompanying "lows" are bound to set in, and they can be extremely draining. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment. The same goes for finances--what appears to be a great buy is likely to turn out to be a financial drain or money pit. Lines can blur when it comes to pursuit of pleasure, as we can convince ourselves to believe what we want to believe.

MercurySextileMars Mercury sextile Mars. Mental alertness, enthusiasm, and energetic communications figure now. Quick decisions can be made. We are productive and take "busy-ness" in stride. We are alert and aware, and can easily turn ideas into workable projects.

MarsNeptune Mars semi-square Neptune. Disorganization, lack of drive, lack of forethought, impracticality, and carelessness. Energy and time are too easily wasted. Passive-aggressiveness. It's hard to know what we want and where we're headed under this influence.

MercurysquareJupiter Mercury square Jupiter. Information overload is possible today. It is all too easy to miss or neglect important details. We may exaggerate, have a hard time putting our ideas to practical use, or overstate under this influence. This is an unfavorable transit for travel. Our ideas and plans may be too grandiose just now. We could have a hard time convincing others of our point of view, and we could too easily jump to conclusions. There could be a lot of talk about nothing. Lack of clear mental focus, but we may make measurable progress if we can concentrate.

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Note: Times given in the table/calendar above are Eastern Time (ET).

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NOVEMBER 16
Mercury sextiles Pluto today, and we can be moved to investigate matters further, solve problems, uncover truths, and study something intensively. We possess more insight and psychological understanding than usual. We are willing to look beyond the surface of things, and more patient and strategic in our decision-making. Venus enters Sagittarius today, where it will transit until December 10th. Moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius, romantic energy shifts from intense to buoyant. Sagittarius, of course, has its intense moments, considering it is a fire sign. However, its energy is considerably less focused; and, while Scorpio is most concerned with intimacy with a specific person, Sagittarius' love is of a more universal kind. Romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward - even blunt - approach to love, are on the agenda. Gone are the intricacy and complexity of Venus in Scorpio. Truth and higher meaning are what appeal, attract, and motivate. The Moon is in Virgo all day.

NOVEMBER 17
The Moon is in Virgo until 2:31 PM EST, turning our attention to details. Mercury is quincunx Uranus and trine Chiron this morning, and we can be especially alert, observant, and willing to learn and understand. Even so, there can be an impulsive and disorganized feel to this time. It's a better time for going over the past than for making solid plans for the future. Later today, we may be dealing with more serious affairs with the Sun coming to a conjunction with Saturn, exact early tomorrow. This is a time when we are called upon to "get real". We feel the constraints of time and are motivated by the desire to manifest tangible results. It's "nose to the grindstone" time. We may feel overworked; alternatively, we welcome some discipline into our lives. Avoid launching new projects, particularly financial ones. Instead, work on a new plan for creating order in your life, or on an old project that requires a new commitment. Emotional energy is not enough to fuel us for the time being; thus we could feel sapped on a physical level. However, making new commitments to old goals, shouldering responsibilities, and making careful use of our resources could feed our need for structure and order in our lives.

A void of course Moon occurs from 6:12 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Saturn), until the Moon enters Libra at 2:31 PM EST.

NOVEMBER 18
Very early into the day, the Sun aligns with Saturn, and our responsibilities or limitations are illuminated. This afternoon, Venus semi-squares Mars, pointing to potential tensions in relationships. Attempting to satisfy romantic or comfort needs and assertive/sexual needs simultaneously can be challenging. Be wary of making impulse purchases. There is an air of competitiveness under this influence, which may be difficult, but can also be stimulating and invigorating. The Sun is moving towards a semi-square with Pluto, exact shortly into the day tomorrow. A tendency to want to control our lives through some form of manipulation is strong during this influence. Meeting with obstacles in our paths, however, can force us into the position of using all of our resources to fight back, and we can discover resources we never knew we had in the process. The Moon is in Libra all day, squaring Pluto and opposing Uranus, and moving towards a square with Mars as well. We may be combative or tense.

NOVEMBER 19
The Moon is in Libra all day, and the need for peace and harmony in our interactions is strong. With Libra's ruling planet, Venus, parallel Pluto today, there is more intensity and desire to break through superficiality or surface harmony. Later today, we can be feeling tense or perhaps rebellious if we are not sure where to channel excess energy. The Sun is moving toward a challenging aspect with Uranus, exact early tomorrow, and unexpected changes in plans or events can test our patience. However, they could stimulate us to try new approaches and they certainly act to cut boredom. This transit could offer us the drive to do something new, but avoid making hasty major decisions for the time being.

A void of course Moon occurs from 9:26 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Jupiter), until the Moon enters Scorpio tomorrow, Thursday, November 20th, at 12:32 AM EST.

NOVEMBER 20
Venus squares Neptune this morning, and our judgment of value can be impaired by wishful thinking. Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit - a time when romantic mirages are more than likely. We see what we hope to see, rather than what really is. Others or our relationships can feel draining. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment. The same goes for finances - what appears to be a great buy is likely to turn out to be a financial drain or money pit. Lines can blur when it comes to pursuit of pleasure, as we can convince ourselves to believe what we want to believe. The Moon enters Scorpio at 12:32 AM EST. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed engages our emotions under this influence.

The Moon ends its void period when it enters Scorpio at 12:32 AM EST.

NOVEMBER 21
The Moon is in deep, perceptive Scorpio all day. Mercury sextiles Mars early today, pointing to spirited communications and mental alertness. While there is a lot of clarity with this influence, Mars semi-squares Neptune early afternoon, and we can feel a little disorganized, moody, or lacking in drive and focus. It's hard to know what we want and where we're headed under this influence. However, with a Balsamic Moon today, it's important to surrender ourselves to some level of unknown. It's a day for resting, reflecting, and letting go.

NOVEMBER 22
The Sun enters Sagittarius this morning, where it will transit until December 21st. With the Sun in Sagittarius, our focus shifts from the need for an intimate connection with a person and with ourselves, to the desire to reach out to the world and connect with something larger than ourselves. While the Sun moves through this fiery, mutable sign, we can take steps to increase our understanding and awareness of the world around us. We are more able to muster up the courage to expand our horizons and branch out into new ways of thinking. We can gain more confidence and optimism by focusing on the "big picture" as we move away from our focus on the details of mundane existence. Although we may be prone to overdoing our expectations, we have the opportunity to nurture our faith, hope, and vision under this influence. The Moon enters Sagittarius this morning as well, and a New Moon occurs very early in the sign at 7:32 AM EST. We can focus on goals that will increase our understanding and awareness, give us courage to expand our horizons, and gain confidence and optimism through a broader perspective. Because Sagittarius thinks in big terms, we may have a tendency to overdo our expectations - something to watch for, particularly with a Mercury-Jupiter square occurring tonight. It's time to be a little more adventurous, and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our braveries, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks' time after the Full Moon occurs. Later today, we may exaggerate, have a hard time putting our ideas to practical use, too easily jump to conclusions, or overstate.

A void of course Moon occurs from 12:54 AM EST, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Sagittarius at 7:20 AM EST.

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Moon Signs This Week:
 

When the Moon is in Virgo

MoonVirgoWe instinctually gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.  

The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.

When the Moon is in Libra

MoonLibraCreating order is the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others' approval is another.

The Moon in Libra generally favors the following activities: Relationship and partnership issues, activities involving teamwork and cooperation, activities that involve self-examination, activities related to beauty.

When the Moon is in Scorpio

MoonScorpioIntensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Whether it's passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won't work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness.

The Moon in Scorpio generally favors the following activities: Taxes, accounting, intimacy issues, psychological examinations, research, self-examination, getting rid of old things.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius

MoonSagittariusThe Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don't want to plan ahead, and prefer to "wing it".

The Moon in Sagittarius generally favors the following activities: Adventurous activities that involve "winging it", travel, higher education, starting publishing projects, advertising, sports, physical activity.

 

When the Moon is in...Transits of the Moon through the Signs.

This Week's Planetary Positions By Sign (General Trends):

Sun in Scorpio Who owes what, who owns what, and who decides these things: these are some of the major issues for you at the dawn of the cycle that now begins in your life. The only thing we really own is our consciousness; the only master who is never overthrown is oneself. These are lessons best learned early in this cycle. Master them, and you master everything. Dodge these issues, and the great strength that could be yours will remain just out of reach. Understanding inner motivations, seeing through to the core: that's your real path of power and enlightenment now.

Sun in Sagittarius You're now embarking on a trek into a land of dreams - not passive daydreams, but vibrant visions of what may be. The time has come to stop looking at the world as it is and asking why. Now's the time to imagine the world as it could be, and the question has become: "Why not?" You also cannot do everything you imagine now, but you cannot do anything you don't KNOW you can do - so believe, and dare to make it happen! This means expanding your mind, your belief system, your whole base of knowledge and experience. Time's a wastin' - let no grass grow between your toes!

Mercury in Scorpio A pronounced curiosity about taboos and mysteries plays a greater part in your life now. Your mind is on cutting through the nonessentials and penetrating to the core is where your mind is at now; you want to know who (or what) pulls the strings. Sex, taxes, investments, and others of life's most compelling phenomena may captivate your interest more than ever before.

Venus in Scorpio This is way beyond love, all the way to obsession - that's the nature of the cycle that now takes hold in your life. We're not talking just lukewarm WANT here; we're talking red-hot GOT TO HAVE! Passion, jealousy, possession: these are the kinds of experiences that can flow from the intensity that courses through you at one level or another now - voracious.

Venus in Sagittarius A yearning for adventure and far horizons stirs in you now. To roam, to wander and wonder, to seek freedom and go where no one has gone before - these things are deep and powerful longings. A time of romantic crusades, a universal love that might not be too particular.

Mars in Capricorn With this new cycle taking hold in your life now, taking charge and being in control become more important issues for you. You want to get things organized, and you have the initiative to do it. This is a time of ambition and responsibility, a time to keep your cool and pace yourself. Working hard is smart, but working smart is better.

Jupiter in Leo High drama, big romance, a creative bonanza: this is the stuff dreams are made of now. The world is your stage, the spotlight is your goal, and the love and appreciation of others is the air you breathe. Children, lovers, admirers: these are the people who figure large in your life as this cycle progresses. A willingness to gamble on the future.

Saturn in Scorpio This new cycle signals a need to recognize that there are powers beyond your control, that things are not what they seem on the surface. Trying to stay in control and on top only sets you up for a fall. There is a need for the resources of others. Failure to recognize this and deal with it can stop you in your tracks.

Uranus in Aries
A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled by the cycle you have just begun. What YOU need, YOUR freedom and independence, shattering old molds: these are the things that energize you and take priority in your life. Uniqueness and originality set you apart.

Neptune in Pisces Things spiritual and psychic take the driver's seat of your imagination as you begin a new cycle. The fine arts and all manner of fantasies assume a larger-than-life importance. Surrendering to fate, karma, and other powers greater than merely mortal may be seen as the ultimate liberation. If all is maya (illusion), what is the reality that gives rise to the world of appearances?

Pluto in Capricorn As this new phase dawns for you, the pursuit of social/political power and status has a way of seeming necessary and inevitable - and let nothing stand in its way. It starts out small, but has bigger consequences than you'd think. Ambition, responsibility, a place for everyone and everyone in their place...

The interpretations in this box are from the Day Watch software.

 

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